I HAD a ICOM IC-T8A. There are a lot of small problems,
but I was very happy with the radio.
On 1/2/99 I deposited their check!
(I had 5 batteries broke replaced and returned one
broke in the end!) There are two problems with the design of the battery
pack that effect the the performance of the snap. The material appears
to be eithertalc of fiber filled which will increase the impact strength
of the material, but will also decrease the materials flexibility.
The second issue is that the snap geometry itself
is flawed. A well designed snap wing should be tapered in thickness
so that the strain is evenly distributed along its length. In the
case of the ICOM battery snap the strain is concentrated at the base of
the snap in the U shaped area. It can be seen that the outer fibers
of the U are strained past the material's allowable limit under normal
operation of the snap. Two solutions are available, change the
material of the battery pack, or change the geometry of the snap. http://www.ideasincorp.com/
Please see the problems
with the ICOM - BP199 and the ICOM - BP200.
I asked my friend, WA8DBW
to help be since I am a stroke survival and cannot read or write well.
I think he is to easy on Icom and I am probably to hard, maybe!
Expansion for receive
Push and hold BAND and SOL keys while turning POWER is on.
After Expansion, the following approximate
frequencies and Modes become available:
50 - 75.99 Mhz
76 - 107.99 Mhz
108 - 135.99 Mhz
136 - 174 Mhz
174 - 229.99 Mhz
300 - 399.99 Mhz
400 - 599.98 Mhz
600 - 824 Mhz
848 - 869 Mhz
894 - 999.99 Mhz
NOT USE THE MOD FOR 222!
It will burn the radio out on 222!
I was told ot was ok on 6 meters, 2 meters, 440
It will let the smoke out!
* Expansion for transmit
Remove D54 on the LOGIC boards expand VHF and UHF bands
(222 doesn't receive well at all!)
Remove D61 on the LOGIC board to expand to 50 MHz band
(I have no more information)
This information is courtesy of
December 1, 1998