Which one would you keep?

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rja1

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Going to start thinning out some stuff I don't use, starting with ICOM receivers. I've got a couple R2's, an R5 & a NIB R6 (Blue). Performance wise, does one these stand out above the others?

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Edited. thought you said R20. If you have the ability, sell them all and get the R30? I am selling off my AOR DV1 and my R20 to get the R30 and some additional EME gear but the R20 and now the R30 are really good. I love my R20 but it is time to bump up a notch, especially before we head out on vacation. The R30 is going to make a nice beach radio. :)

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Ok, so I'll keep the R6. Have an R30, great rig. I use it to listen to a P25 TRS. It's a utility, so not much traffic unless there is a weather event. It BLOWS AWAY my SDS100 listening to this system. The R30 hears sites that can't be heard on the SDS. Sorry I ever bought the 100.
 

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I'd keep one of the IC-R2's and the blue IC-R6 (got a red one of those).
These little Icom wideband receivers are fantastic, I'm never gonna part with my IC-R2 for sentimental reason, I've sold radios before and lived to bitterly regret it.
If you have to sell one or two to raise funds, get the IC-R30, it's a great performer.
 

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Ok, so I'll keep the R6. Have an R30, great rig. I use it to listen to a P25 TRS. It's a utility, so not much traffic unless there is a weather event. It BLOWS AWAY my SDS100 listening to this system. The R30 hears sites that can't be heard on the SDS. Sorry I ever bought the 100.
I agree
 

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It does have a nice Bluetooth Android control app though. Plus Bluetooth audio out to a separate device. Now that's fairly cool stuff. I use mine for basic listening. If I need trunking I grab the 436HP. I like the R30. Better so far than the aging R20. Sound is better and certainly louder.

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