Using Icom IC-2730A for airband reception

xms3200

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I noticed the IC-2730A has airband reception on it with very good specs on sensitivity. Has anyone used this as a desktop model for VHF air, just wondering.
 

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Yep, i have one in the office and it has marine on one channel and i can hear my local airfield ground, on a poor antenna pretty well. The only thing is i hate the white display. Its annoying at night!
 

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I take it that air band performance is very good, and a better antenna will make a big difference.
 

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Yep, i have one in the office and it has marine on one channel and i can hear my local airfield ground, on a poor antenna pretty well. The only thing is i hate the white display. Its annoying at night!
Some hobby shops have plastic film of various colors, and work with changing the display color on the uniden 536 just by trimming to size and inserting it in the front. I'm guessing that might work for the 2730A too.
 
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