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Icom R-6
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Price: $199.95
Product ID : ICOR616
Manufacturer: Icom
Milwaukee: In stock
Orlando: In stock
Cleveland: Out of Stock
Las Vegas: In stock
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Item Description

**CLOSE-OUT** Wideband Handheld Receiver

Detailed Description

Covers 100 kHz to 1309.995 MHz (cellular blocked) in these modes: AM, FM Narrow and FM wide. The triple conversion circuit provides amazing sensitivity for the size. It has 1300 alphanumeric memories which can store: frequency, mode, step size, duplex and offset information, CTCSS tone, tone squelch and skip settings. Scans frequencies up to 100 channels per second with 7 different scan formats available. It features a large backlit LCD display. Enjoy 150 mW loud audio with internal speaker. Energy efficient, up to 15 hours of continuous receive capability with two AA cells (not supplied). This radio comes with a wrist strap, belt clip and SMA flexible antenna. Dim: 2.3"w x 3.4"h x 1.2"d; 7 oz.

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Reviewed by KK4AOY
08/14/2013 - 08:12:13 PM
Icom Is The Way To Go
Let me start by saying that I love this receiver. I am a huge Icom fan and the IC-R6 is a finely engineered piece of radio art. Now, true, the R6 does not pick up SSB; so for you SSB fans out there looking to scan the waves this is not the radio you are looking for; you may consider the Icom IC-R20. That was not an issue for me, my interests are in the amateur VHF, UHF and microwave bands which in FM mode I pick up clear as day. I pick up all the local repeaters and nets. I also pick up "airband", marine VHF radiotelephone, NOAA weather broadcasts, MURS, GMRS, LMRS, Business radio ad infinitum. The audio is crystal clear and quite loud for being such a compact speaker. I love how portable and compact the physical radio is, actually the size of a deck of cards. Lightning fast scan speed on it. Multi-function button controls can be tricky at first, but once you understand them, your glad they designed the radio like that to keep it compact. Battery life is amazing on regular AA alkaline batteries. Been scanning for days and days on the same set. I manually program all my memory frequencies in and only after a few hours playing around with the controls the first day I picked up just about everything I needed to know. I am always portable and I like to know how to program my gear in the field without access to software and computers although I'm sure the software would make it fast and efficient. The R6 is built, like many Icom radios, to certain MIL-STD-810 standards; now I say certain because this radio may not survive a drop from high up onto the hard ground like some Icom radios would. So for you mountaineers or metropolitans, beware of rocks and concrete respectively. It is however protected against reverberation, humidity, UV damage, and a whole list of other things in its MIL-STD-810 ratings. My only worry, and its honestly my only worry, is the unit has an IP-X2 (drip resistant) standard. Coming from a marine background where everything we use is an IPX7 or IPX8 submersible construction standard, I was worried about this. I walk 12 kilometres a day on my walk to work (keeps me fit) half of this is through the town half through wetlands which pop up everywhere here in Florida even in the midst of our cities. Any Floridian will tell you Florida is a wet state. It rains, it pours, hurricanes and tropical storms, 75% of the state is wetlands, the humidity is always at 93%. So keep your R6 dry and she will last a long time. All in all, besides the submersible standard this radio is phenomenal. I highly recommend it to anyone reading this review!

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