ICOM IC-R8500?

ICOM IC-R8500?

Post by Bill Crocke » Thu, 16 Jan 1997 04:00:00

Anyone have the new ICOM IC-R8500 receiver?  I would appreciate any pro's
and con's.

Thanks,
Bill Crocker

 
 
 

ICOM IC-R8500?

Post by j.. » Fri, 17 Jan 1997 04:00:00





>     >Anyone have the new ICOM IC-R8500 receiver?
>     >I would appreciate any pro's and con's.

>     >Thanks,
>     >Bill Crocker

> I tested an ICOM R8500 for my Scanner Equipment column
> in Monitoring Times magazine and liked it enough to buy one
> for my own use.

> Most DC-daylight receivers are a compromise, but the R8500
> is an exception and works well across a wide spectrum.
> Haven't had intermod or image problems thus far.

> It's easier to use and the construction is much more
> rugged than the R7100A, another receiver I enjoyed.
> It's heavy because the circuit boards are bolted to a thick,
> cast aluminum chassis.

> My R8500 is pretty sensitive up through 1,400 MHz,
> then starts to become less sensitive.

> See the current issue of Monitoring Times (Jan. 1997)
> for a full report, including my sensitivity measurements
> up to 2,000 MHz in graphical form.

> Reprints of articles from Monitoring Times are available
> for $2.00 each plus a self-addressed stamped envelope from:

>       Grove Enterprises, 300 S. Highway 64 West,  Brasstown,
>       NC  28902.   For  a  free catalog, call (704)837-9200.
>       Telephone (orders only): (800)438-8155.

> Note: I don't get any part of the $2.00.
> --
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ICOM IC-R8500?

Post by Bob Parnass, AJ » Fri, 17 Jan 1997 04:00:00


    >Anyone have the new ICOM IC-R8500 receiver?
    >I would appreciate any pro's and con's.
    >
    >Thanks,
    >Bill Crocker

I tested an ICOM R8500 for my Scanner Equipment column
in Monitoring Times magazine and liked it enough to buy one
for my own use.

Most DC-daylight receivers are a compromise, but the R8500
is an exception and works well across a wide spectrum.
Haven't had intermod or image problems thus far.

It's easier to use and the construction is much more
rugged than the R7100A, another receiver I enjoyed.
It's heavy because the circuit boards are bolted to a thick,
cast aluminum chassis.

My R8500 is pretty sensitive up through 1,400 MHz,
then starts to become less sensitive.

See the current issue of Monitoring Times (Jan. 1997)
for a full report, including my sensitivity measurements
up to 2,000 MHz in graphical form.

Reprints of articles from Monitoring Times are available
for $2.00 each plus a self-addressed stamped envelope from:

      Grove Enterprises, 300 S. Highway 64 West,  Brasstown,
      NC  28902.   For  a  free catalog, call (704)837-9200.
      Telephone (orders only): (800)438-8155.

Note: I don't get any part of the $2.00.
--
==============================================================================

        Locate & identify transmitters in your area with RadioMap(tm)

 
 
 

ICOM IC-R8500?

Post by Michael Pendle » Sat, 18 Jan 1997 04:00:00


> Anyone have the new ICOM IC-R8500 receiver?  I would appreciate any pro's
> and con's.

> Thanks,
> Bill CrockerYES,

It is a niffty radio.  I have had a several GP vhf/uhf receivers dating
back to the nims-clark receivers. I have only had this one about a
month.I really like this one.  Yes there is some intermod, but very
little.  It is better that My FRG9600, Better than the R7100 and better
in VHF than My FRG8800/VHF8800. The HF side also nice.  I think as
good,if not better that My FRG8800. I no longer have my FRG8800 so a side
by side trial is not possible.  All in all I like the unit and some day I
will figure out all of the features it has.

73
Micahel
WA5VTV