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Icom and public safety...

PriorMike

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This is more of a general info question...

Is anyone aware of any police/fire/ems using Icom equipment? I don't know if they are as well known as the other players in the field...
 

12dbsinad

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We have some Police/Fire/EMS running F9000/F7000 series portable and mobiles in my area on a P25 system. They seem to work well and hold up and are also very economical for the features you get.
 

sfd745

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The Icom P25 radios are comparable to other public safety radios on the market today. I have several in the field for use and have had no complaints. Many departments have used the F50s as pagers and portables and swear by them.
 

hill

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I don't much about Icom's public safety radios. I was making a delivery while at work to the Wilmington, Delaware train station and noticed the railroad policeman had an Icom radio. Don't really know the mode or frequency, as I am only there for a few minutes.
 

Remington12G

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I've seen some use here in Central Kentucky, Mainly for EMS/Fire interop with parting agencies. From what I hear from first responders around here is that they like them and icom makes some solid radios.
 

PACNWDude

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Clallam County, Oregon and some smaller nearby towns were using Icom handheld and mobile radios as of last year. They also had 2-whell drive Chevy Tahoe's and appeared to be working on a shoestring budget compared to Portland, Oregon first responders.
 

RodStrong

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Plenty of public safety agencies use Icom. A fraction perhaps compared to companies more targeted towards pub safety, but they're out there. And they are right now in the process of breaking into the 800 world as well, P25 trunking, etc.
 
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