RadioReference on Facebook   RadioReference on Twitter   RadioReference Blog
 

Go Back   The RadioReference.com Forums > Commercial, Professional Radio and Personal Radio > ICOM Land Mobile Radio


ICOM Land Mobile Radio - Discussion forum for ICOM land mobile radio equipment such as the IC-F series radios. Please do not post amateur radio topics here.

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
  #1 (permalink)  
Old 07-06-2018, 12:19 PM
Member
  Amateur Radio Operator
Amateur Radio
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Levy County, Florida
Posts: 13
Default Icom 700/800 MHz portable

This is interesting, anybody tested one yet? https://www.icom.co.jp/world/product...held/ic-f7040/
Reply With Quote
Sponsored links
  #2 (permalink)  
Old 07-06-2018, 12:34 PM
mmckenna's Avatar
Member
   
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: WTVLCA01DS0
Posts: 9,325
Default

No, but I'd be interested in looking at those.

I've been asking them at IWCE the last couple of years about if/when they'd enter the 800MHz market. Glad to see they did. Competition is always a good thing.
Reply With Quote
  #3 (permalink)  
Old 07-06-2018, 1:15 PM
MTS2000des's Avatar
Member
  Amateur Radio Operator
Amateur Radio
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Cobb County, GA Stadium Crime Zone
Posts: 2,701
Default

Same thoughts here. About time Icom got serious about a 7/8 P25 subscriber. 7/800 P25 is all that is used in my region.
__________________
NO I will not help program your trunking radio. All opinions are exclusively those of the author and in no way reflect the position of his employer, contractors or other parties.
Reply With Quote
  #4 (permalink)  
Old 07-06-2018, 1:55 PM
Member
  Amateur Radio Operator
Amateur Radio
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: W.Babylon N.Y. 11704
Posts: 592
Default

So I See we have to Purchase a Key--at what Cost ???--I can Only Imagine how Much MoneyThese Radios are Gonna Be

Any Ideas / Thoughts from the Gallery
Reply With Quote
  #5 (permalink)  
Old 07-06-2018, 2:43 PM
mmckenna's Avatar
Member
   
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: WTVLCA01DS0
Posts: 9,325
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by ipfd320 View Post
So I See we have to Purchase a Key--at what Cost ???--I can Only Imagine how Much MoneyThese Radios are Gonna Be

Any Ideas / Thoughts from the Gallery
Probably similar to their competitive Kenwood models, and well below Motorola.
Reply With Quote
Sponsored links
  #6 (permalink)  
Old 07-06-2018, 6:10 PM
Member
   
Join Date: Mar 2010
Posts: 929
Default

Was hoping they would come out with a multi-band product line. There is a huge demand for that.
Reply With Quote
  #7 (permalink)  
Old 09-11-2018, 9:31 PM
RodStrong's Avatar
Member
  Shack Photos
Shack photos
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Posts: 1,081
Default

My vendor told me he will have a handful of 7000 demos in about a month. Shouldn't be a whole lot longer.

And yes, I am told prices will be on the low end of the spectrum. No clue if they have even created a system key for them yet.
Reply With Quote
  #8 (permalink)  
Old 11-03-2018, 7:49 PM
Homeboys-Scanna's Avatar
Member
   
Join Date: Feb 2008
Posts: 1,735
Default

Anyone know if these can be programmed for RX only without needing a system key and no auto-affiliating?
__________________
"Copy, 132 and Bush, cover's code 3."
Reply With Quote
  #9 (permalink)  
Old 11-04-2018, 3:12 PM
Member
   
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: Texas
Posts: 3,085
Default

Iíve got the price sheets for the VHF/UHF models and was told the 800 MHz version would be similarly priced but that was a year or so ago.


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
Reply With Quote
  #10 (permalink)  
Old 11-07-2018, 10:47 AM
Member
  Premium Subscriber
Premium Subscriber
Amateur Radio Operator
Amateur Radio
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: Federal Way, WA.
Posts: 6
Default

It'll be interesting to see what they have on display in their booth at IWCE in Las Vegas in March.
Reply With Quote
  #11 (permalink)  
Old 11-07-2018, 10:50 AM
MTS2000des's Avatar
Member
  Amateur Radio Operator
Amateur Radio
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Cobb County, GA Stadium Crime Zone
Posts: 2,701
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Homeboys-Scanna View Post
Anyone know if these can be programmed for RX only without needing a system key and no auto-affiliating?
Nope
__________________
NO I will not help program your trunking radio. All opinions are exclusively those of the author and in no way reflect the position of his employer, contractors or other parties.
Reply With Quote
  #12 (permalink)  
Old 11-07-2018, 6:58 PM
Homeboys-Scanna's Avatar
Member
   
Join Date: Feb 2008
Posts: 1,735
Default

Nope, you don't know? Or nope, we do need a system key (and/or does it affiliate)?
__________________
"Copy, 132 and Bush, cover's code 3."
Reply With Quote
  #13 (permalink)  
Old 11-07-2018, 7:31 PM
Member
   
Join Date: Mar 2010
Posts: 929
Default

If you're wanting to monitor a 7/800 P25 trunked system you'll need a system key as the radio will affiliate.
Reply With Quote
  #14 (permalink)  
Old 11-07-2018, 7:42 PM
Homeboys-Scanna's Avatar
Member
   
Join Date: Feb 2008
Posts: 1,735
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by 12dbsinad View Post
If you're wanting to monitor a 7/800 P25 trunked system you'll need a system key as the radio will affiliate.

Well, I thought system keys are a file you need saved on your computer to make the programming software let you program the radio, regardless of whether the radio auto-affiliates. It would be nice if there was also an option to make it not auto-affiliate/login.
__________________
"Copy, 132 and Bush, cover's code 3."
Reply With Quote
  #15 (permalink)  
Old 11-07-2018, 8:14 PM
MTS2000des's Avatar
Member
  Amateur Radio Operator
Amateur Radio
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Cobb County, GA Stadium Crime Zone
Posts: 2,701
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Homeboys-Scanna View Post
Well, I thought system keys are a file you need saved on your computer to make the programming software let you program the radio, regardless of whether the radio auto-affiliates. It would be nice if there was also an option to make it not auto-affiliate/login.
Not how it works with all vendors. Icom has both hardware and software keys they only release to the system owner after a request on agency letter head.
They aren't interested in selling radios to hobbyists to use as scanners. Only Relm has the KNG series which don't require a system key or any hacking to program a KNG series receive only.
__________________
NO I will not help program your trunking radio. All opinions are exclusively those of the author and in no way reflect the position of his employer, contractors or other parties.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 5:57 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.2
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
All information here is Copyright 2012 by RadioReference.com LLC and Lindsay C. Blanton III.Ad Management by RedTyger
Copyright 2015 by RadioReference.com LLC Privacy Policy  |  Terms and Conditions