Unboxing the Icom IC-F4161DT

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Unboxing the Icom IC-F4161DT


As my wife would say, I am at it again with radios. I just picked up the Icom IC-F4161DT NXDN Radio. If you do not know much about NXDN I would recommend that you check out these few pages:

NXDN - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
NXDN Forum Website

The reason I jumped aboard is that my club NI4CE has taking the leap with our 10 country coverage of repeaters we have started the process of updated them to NXDN. West Central Florida Group, Inc - NI4CE Big Stick Repeater System

Here is a blurb, but you could read more at their site: Earlier this year, the West Central Florida Group, Inc. made a strategic decision to replace the D-Star digital repeater at Riverview with an industry standard NXDN repeater from ICOM. In addition, the new ICOM FR6000 UHF repeaters now in service at Verna (442.950 MHz) and Holiday (443.450 MHz) also support MIXED mode 25 KHz analog voice and 6.25 KHz NXDN digital communications on demand.

I decided that it was time for me to think about this challenge since I always like to be on the latest technologies and also I love radios ☺ I think we all know that by now if you have read my articles about Ham Radio.

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How do you like NXDN so far? Making any contacts?
 

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So far I have only had about a day to play with it before leaving for vacation. I just got back yesterday and was going to give it some more time this week. I have many friends in my club that have them so it should be easier here. I just see that Torrington, CT is online and I wanted to figure out how to connect with people there as that is home (Winsted, CT) for me.
 

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So far I have only had about a day to play with it before leaving for vacation. I just got back yesterday and was going to give it some more time this week. I have many friends in my club that have them so it should be easier here. I just see that Torrington, CT is online and I wanted to figure out how to connect with people there as that is home (Winsted, CT) for me.

I myself uses the NXDN repeater in Riverview as well I normally just listen to people's conversations. Most of the time it's busy some what in the morning, mid afternoon and at times night time. I just bought my Icom F6061D UHF for my 2011 Dodge Ram 1500 Laramie series ram truck since I do travel as well I needed a radio for the road. For the Torrington, CT frequency I would contact K1IFF Cliff in CT to see what you need to do to add that repeater your radio.
 
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