New Icom ID-50A VHF/UHF D-Star Hand Held Transceiver

K0PIR

I'm an Amateur Radio enthusiast. I love the hobby and experimenting with radios, antennas and software. On my YouTube channel I upload videos on the Icom 7300 and Icom 7610 along with Ham radio software programs. I hope to inspire people to try new things in Amateur Radio.

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Al Bisasky
9 months ago

What’s MY take? It’s only a photo of a yet non existent, non FCC type accepted watered down version of the IC-52. Perhaps you should have just posted the photo with a “Look, kids, a new radio.” And let it go at that. Making unsubstantiated claims like “13 hours of battery life” is just conjecture.

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Al Bisasky
9 months ago
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The worst thing that Icom could do is make the new IC-50 “pricey”. They should make it in the $300 – 350 range to give new Amateurs, especially Technicians, an introductory HT that will also do D-STAR and other gee-wheez abilities like FM satellites, link to Android, etc. An HT that you can only talk on is boring. Later, they could always sell it to offset the cost of the upgrade to an IC-52 or a Kenwood TH-D75A.

Just my opinion.
73 Al K3ZE

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Justin Harding
14 days ago

The 50 does not include a color display. That is the 52.

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Justin Harding
14 days ago

I and others are very glad they left the color screen off of this one. I hate the color screens on radios.

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