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New Icom IC-V86 7W VHF HT to arrive spring 2019!

Discussion in 'Amateur Radio News' started by W4LKO, Feb 19, 2019.

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  1. W4LKO

    W4LKO Ham Member QRZ Page

    Icom has announced that a new 7W VHF HT will arrive this spring, the IC-V86. The IC-V86 will replace the IC-V80.

    v86.jpg

    Icom IC-V86 Features:
    • 144-148MHz
    • 7W RF output power
    • Powerful Audio: 1500mW output and the case is acoustically optimized for maximum audio output.
    • IP54/MIL-STD-810G
    • 2250mAh Li-Ion battery pack
    • Traditional BNC connector
    MSRP is $169.00.

    This radio has not been FCC approved, but for $1 you can reserve one now by clicking HERE.
     
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  2. AA1PR

    AA1PR Ham Member QRZ Page

    old school BNC and a mono band, no thanks
     
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  3. NK2U

    NK2U Ham Member QRZ Page

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    Love the old school BNC connector!!! All my Larsen Helical Quarterwave rubber ducks are fitted with BNC.

    de NK2U
     
    KN4RA, K0PIR, KM4WRQ and 9 others like this.
  4. W1RDT

    W1RDT Ham Member QRZ Page

    Useless, antiquated display
     
  5. K6LCS

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    Last I researched. quality BNC connectors are rated at about 2-3 times the number of connects-disconnects as quality SMA connectors are.
     
    Last edited: Feb 20, 2019
    KM4WRQ, WA8FOZ, PA3KC and 6 others like this.
  6. K6LCS

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    For some, "less" is more attractive: Just a channel number and a battery condition meter ... (g)
     
    W0AMT, KZ4P, K0PIR and 3 others like this.
  7. KV4JW

    KV4JW Ham Member QRZ Page

    I can dig the BNC connector. Looks like a solid, rugged, no frills HT that does what an HT is supposed to do - transmit and receive.
     
    KZ4P, KN4RA, K3UJ and 7 others like this.
  8. AG6QR

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    BNC is nice, and being monoband means, at least in theory, it can have a narrow front end that is not very susceptible to desense from out-of-band signals. Could be a radio that does one thing and does it well.
     
    KZ4P, KN4RA, K0WJ and 2 others like this.
  9. VE1LH

    VE1LH Ham Member QRZ Page

    An HT on 147 MHz running 7 watts FM and used in a fairly common fashion being just inches from one's head might appear to be exceeding the maximum RF exposure limit. No doubt the RF output could be reduced and a speaker microphone could be used to mitigate this.
     
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  10. G3SEA

    G3SEA Ham Member QRZ Page

    It looks like a clone of the Yaesu FT-4XR which also is a rugged little brick of a dual bander but with a reverse SMA connector and priced at
    around $ 100.

    G3SEA/KH6 :cool:
     

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