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Push iom “Function” button to call up the assigned functions menu on the display. It appeared to fix the problem. I contacted the repair center in Michigan, they suggested a reset. I assume I got into the machine ok, according to the S meter it replied but I received it in normal FM mode, not DV mode as the radio was set to. Of course, bank scanning is also possible.

The TX audio is tinny and pinched, devoid of low frequencies and must be modified to address the problems. My Subscriptions Subscriptions Help.

Icom ICH H Amateur Mobile Transceiver

In addition, tuning knobs and buttons for each band are arranged side-by-side, providing intuitive operation. Once the conditions fall below a certain level, D-Star is sucked into a black hole, not a flaw, just the nature of the system. The one-touch reply function makes it easy to respond to a calling station instantly.

Several hundred memories and several hours of work lost. When available from a calling station, the Ucom displays the distance and direction to the station.

This model requires If you have any questions, problems, or suggestions about Reviews, please email your Reviews Manager. Band scope function The band scope function lets you watch conditions near the receiving frequency and visually assists in finding other stations. Also, the cost is somewhat high when you consider that to add D-star, you need the UT module – an optional extra. My main three complaints with the radio the reason I can’t give it 5 stars: When paired with a Diamond dual-band mobile antenna, selectivity and sensitivity are excellent in my locality.


Everything seemed ok until I realized I was only receiving every other transmission of his. Mag mount control head is awesome. The controller has magnets on the rear panel, allowing you to attach the controller to the main unit or other metal objects. One upside of the H is that it has more screen real estate, and is easier to use and programme directly from the screen as opposed to the IDH.

Icom IC 2820H Radio Transceiver

Fast forward a few months. Location information exchange The ICH sends your location information either when the mic PTT switch is pushed, or at a preset interval 5 seconds – 30 minutes. It would be nice is you could add a second board for this to work. FM transmission is not affected by this mod. It works as a radio should i have it meanly for dstar. Xband repeat is as simple as pushing 3 buttons in at same time.

The diversity function compares the receiving signal strength from two different antennas, ANT1 and ANT2, and automatically selects the strongest signal. Each memory channel stores tone frequency, skip information and so on. The capsule mic element hole must be enlarged to help enhance the passage of low voice frequencies. Not the case here.

One touch reply function The one-touch reply function makes it easy to respond to a calling station instantly. It is under the control head and if you plug in the GPS antenna you cannot have the control head attached to the radio. We were BOTH in direct sight of our respective repeaters.

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Yes, easy to figure out but I almost reassembled the radio before I noticed the extra screws. This radio comes with full function backlit HM remote DTMF hand mic, mounting bracket, power cord 2820hh spare fuses. The ICH sends your location information either when the mic PTT switch is pushed, or at a preset interval 5 seconds – 30 minutes.


I get almost 60 watts on some portions of both bands.

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For me the most damming weakness was intermod performance and susceptibility to paging systems interference. This makes clean and neat installation easy! I purchased the first radio in Contact the site with comments or questions. Used as a base station only I have had few problems.

The ICH receives The rear panel has two SO antenna jacks to support diversity reception two antennas ivom. One final comment, having been on D-STAR and I suppose any digital format I would not like to return to FM analogue – for mobile use it is the best, audio is great regardless of the signal strength, no picket fencing, it just works. Well again I can see from the reviews I’ve read that many people should just start their own company because nothing that anyone builds is good enough for them.

Email Subscription You are not subscribed to this review. Great mode and worth the effort. GPS alarm The GPS alarm alerts you by beeping when a preprogrammed point is within m or 1km range from your location or anyone of preprogrammed points is within a preset square range.

This 2820hh is very solid and well made with a large array of features. I use on Dstar and FM.