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F221 power supply

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12dbsinad

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You are correct you need some type of converter. Typically, these radios usually use about 12 or so amps DC to transmit, and usually around 1/2 an amp or so just idol or RX. Most commonly a 20 amp power supply will surfice for both situations.
 

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If you have not purchased yet, Icom offers a Base Station model (F221 52B). Comes ready to go with power supply and housing - and is cheaper then buying the radio and power supply individually.
 

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Thanks for the info. I don't have the radio yet.

gmrsoutlet, I see you have a good price on the 52B. I think this is what I will submit in the proposal to the organization I'm shopping for. I recently took over the radio committee for a organization that provides the safety crew for motorcycle races, at Summit Point which I'm sure EdKrom is familiar with. We're currently using a Motorola Maxar 80 in the control tower. :lol:
 

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One note on iCOM Power Supplies. I have many iCOM Commercial radio's which I use for GMRS, Amateur and Business applications. This may not be a common problem to everyone but I have had to replace the iCOM power supply mentioned above 4 times now. All of which were purchased new through an iCOM dealer. Both iCOM and the dealer took care of the replacement with no problems but after the last time I purchased an MFJ Power supply and have not experienced a problem. My experience may not be the same for everyone but if you have the means I'd recommend a different power supply than the iCOM.
 
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