iCom Scanners

iCom Scanners

Post by John O'Donoghu » Wed, 22 Aug 2007 07:15:40

Hi, I am looking for some advice, if anyone can help me, I would be very
grateful. I used to do a bit of scanning going back about 10 years ago and
now want to get back into it.
I have been advised that iCom produce very good quality receivers, and
having looked at them, they are in my price range (I havent won the lottery
yet) the two I was looking at are both PC controlled, they are the
IC-PCR1500 and the IC-PCR2500. If anyone can tell me anything of their
experience with either of both of these sets, I would love to hear from you.
I would also like to hear if you can tell me which one would be a better
buy. I dont want to pay more for bells and whistles that nobody ever uses.
Thank you in advance, I look forward very much to your replies.

John.

 
 
 

iCom Scanners

Post by RF stuf » Wed, 22 Aug 2007 07:31:44


From what I understand they are nice scanners, a friend of mine had one and
he seemed to like it.
However if you need trunking or digital reception (APCO25), these scanners
will not do either.
You'd need to get a Uniden,Radio Shack, or the new GRE scanners.

Good luck.


Quote:

> Hi, I am looking for some advice, if anyone can help me, I would be very
> grateful. I used to do a bit of scanning going back about 10 years ago and
> now want to get back into it.
> I have been advised that iCom produce very good quality receivers, and
> having looked at them, they are in my price range (I havent won the
> lottery
> yet) the two I was looking at are both PC controlled, they are the
> IC-PCR1500 and the IC-PCR2500. If anyone can tell me anything of their
> experience with either of both of these sets, I would love to hear from
> you.
> I would also like to hear if you can tell me which one would be a better
> buy. I dont want to pay more for bells and whistles that nobody ever uses.
> Thank you in advance, I look forward very much to your replies.

> John.

 
 
 

iCom Scanners

Post by David L. Wilso » Wed, 22 Aug 2007 20:09:34


Quote:> From what I understand they are nice scanners, a friend of mine had one
> and he seemed to like it.
> However if you need trunking or digital reception (APCO25), these scanners
> will not do either.
> You'd need to get a Uniden,Radio Shack, or the new GRE scanners.

Or run the free program TrunkPCR on a PC with the Icoms.
http://members.cox.net/fiftyone.50/TrunkPcr/TrunkPcr.html