>I got sent on a last-minute business trip, and am now in Hong Kong.
>In the Causeway Bay area there are about 10 little camera/hi-fi/Icom
>dealers, each a small downtown shop. It's wild- they all have
>the full range of Icom hand-helds, going back to day one. Each
>has older radios, all covered with dust- u2ATs, u4ATs, u3's (Eur. 430?)
>and u6's etc. The catch is, they are all priced at the moon- They
>are hoping to catch tourists who will pay full price and then some.
>As an example, one place quoted me $328 for a dusty H8 (u2 style VHF
>comml rig- I'm a "u" series fan. If you look at them funny they may
>come down to $200. One guy has pretty good prices- it looks like
>real list is the same as US. Also, does anybody know about the H8/U8 series?
>Do they use crystals?
The H8 and U8 radios are Land Mobile radios and require the EX-704 with wersion 2.1
firmware to program them.
6. Hong Kong