Crossing my fingers. I'm still holding on to my Christmas money waiting for it....According to The Spectrum Monitor the ID-52 is shipping in Japan, anyone heard anything about A/E availability?
Translated from a press release....
144/430MHz dual-band 5W digital transceiver ID-52 will resume shipping.Since its launch in October last year, we have received many orders, but additional production has been significantly delayed due to difficulties in procuring key components.We are pleased to know that we will be available for procurement of core parts and will resume production/shipment.In addition, based on the recent social situation, Selfiel ® processing that demonstrates excellent effects such as antibacterial and antiviral has been applied to the main body and the attached battery from this shipment.We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience caused to customers and dealers who are looking forward to ID-52, and ask for your continued patronage of ICOM in the future
Great news. Now, if the price doesn't knock my socks off, I'm ready to buy.@dmaria
It appears that there will be external photos, internal photos, and the users manual available for download on 4-9-21. I read that as Icom has shipped radios to the FCC with the type acceptance label as required for sale in the US. Good news at least.
One guy (not a reliable source) said they might be in country April 16.Great news. Now, if the price doesn't knock my socks off, I'm ready to buy.
Someone would have to throw big money at me before I would sell my D72a. After all are there any HT's that are full duplex except for it? BTW I plan on doing some satellite ops with it from grid FN51 in September.Keep the D72, never had a single problem with the one I owned...