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Anyone still use IC-F1020 or 2020 radios?

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PACNWDude

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Where I work, we gave away (about 9 years ago) a pile of Icom IC-F1020 VHF and 2020 UHF radios a few years back. These went to local ham radio and search and rescue people in the area.

Now these are showing up for sale and on local ads, since narrow band requirements render them useless in the commercial sector.

So does anyone still use these radios in the 2014 post wide-band era?

They were a great radio and could be had with various option boards, making then even more useful. I know some cab companies used to use them in my area.

I still have a couple, I may have to move from commercial use, or get rid of.
 

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Where I work, we gave away (about 9 years ago) a pile of Icom IC-F1020 VHF and 2020 UHF radios a few years back. These went to local ham radio and search and rescue people in the area.

Now these are showing up for sale and on local ads, since narrow band requirements render them useless in the commercial sector.

So does anyone still use these radios in the 2014 post wide-band era?

They were a great radio and could be had with various option boards, making then even more useful. I know some cab companies used to use them in my area.

I still have a couple, I may have to move from commercial use, or get rid of.

We still have quite a few in service in my area. They still work great. The 1020/2020 series are wide/narrow capable. The only limitation is that the 1020 will not accept a lot of the new splinter channels.
 

PACNWDude

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Ah, that's right. Shook the cobwebs out, just checked and actually narrow banded one of my IC-F2020's. (I keep one of every radio we have issued since I have been here.) Looks like my work could have saved some money. We are now two generations of radio along. They were all given good homes though.

A co-worker said we got rid of those due to needing a DOS computer to program them, but we still have Motorola M1225 Radius radios in use too. And they need DOS too.

I'll narrow band some of my other 2020's at home and see what I can use them for. Thank you for the post.
 
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