Question about the American IC-R6 frequency range

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I have been doing research on potential scanners to buy and I am interested in the IC-R6. I know it does not cover digital or trunking.

From some of my research I found a past post on the frequency range in particular the 800 MHZ. It was stated that the 800 MHZ is blocked and not just the cellular channels. I downloaded the manual tonight and got the following specs 0.100–821.995, 851.000–866.995, 896.000–1309.995

Besides missing the cellular channels (which I am not worried about) what else would I be missing from these ranges that are blocked 821.995 to 851.000 & 866.995 to 896.000?

Should I buy the UK version?

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What is it that you think possible to monitor in the missing frequencies? Analog cellphones, not. Missing public service channels?
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I have no idea or thoughts on what I could be missing in that range that's why I asked the question. I am new to all of this.

I found a few past posts on this forum about forum members stating that they bought the UK version because of the frequency range limitation of the US version I mentioned.

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OK. Some buy the UK version just because they think something will be missed:wink: Icom makes a really good compact communications receiver in the R6. I think that you will enjoy the radio.
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Thanks for the information.

I am going to get the US version, the price is better and it will be less of a hassle. I am sure being new to scanning I will not notice any difference between the 2 versions.
 
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