Last night my friend and I - two relative novices in the radio domain - got a chance to try out a couple of Icom IC-F4029SDR radios operating on the digital PMR446 licence-exempt frequencies. Even though we live a very large city in a densely-populated part of the country, recent monitoring ... Read review
This Model: IC-F4029SDR Digital PMR Radio A digital PMR 446 radio compliant to the ETSI TS ... more
102 490 and EN 301 166-2 specifications. Provides digitally modulated clear sound and group communication. Status message is possible bringing a new dimension to the licence free arena. By changing the channel setting it can be used on existing analogue PMR 446 channels and gives you the transition from analogue PMR 446 to digital PMR 446 in one unit. Model - IC-F4029SDR16 channel (digital) 8 channel (analogue) 6.25kHz ultra narrow channel spacing Digitally modulated secure conversation for commercial and private users 32-code status messages for exchanging a short messageCommon ID code for group communicationCompatible with existing analogue PMR 446 channels with CTCSS/DTCS tones Large capacity Li-Ion battery with 2-step power saver Compact lightweight design and tough body Power on password 2-step Power save function Dimensions (WxHxD) - 53x120x32mm (Excl. Antenna) Weight - 280g ICOM IC-F4029SDR DIGITAL HANDSET Depth external - 32mm Length / Height external - 120mm Weight - 280g Width external - 53mm
"...try out a couple of Icom IC-F4029SDR radios operating on the digital PMR446 licence-exempt frequencies. Even though we live a very large city in a densely-populated part of the country, recent monitoring showed, as you might have expected, that these frequencies are devoid of traffic. So we had all sixteen channels to ourselves. You should also be aware, if you are not already, that right now the Icom IC-F4029SDR is the only product of its kind in ..."
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