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Icom F80T Grey Market radios

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rescuecomm

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I see these for sale at less than $150.00 online. Are these any good? They had a 6 cell AA alkaline case versus the 6 AAA of the F4061 which could come in very handy.

Bob
 

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I purchased one last month. The bad: the antenna was brittle and needed to be replaced, and I was hoping to use MDC but the current firmware does not support MDC, I believe a firmware upgrade will fix that. Besides the 2 small issues I have been very happy with mine- good audio, good reception, I activated the dealer mode so it is keyboard programmable and is easier than some of my other icom radios. In my opinion it is a very good radio for the price.
 

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Mine was new in the box, but could have been part of a build up for Moscow. I had an extra Icom antenna so that was am easy fix
 
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