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IC-92AD and OFs

Postby mancow » Fri Aug 08, 2008 11:20 pm

My shiny new IC-92AD showed up in the mail today and I just did get time to fire it up tonight.

What's the very first thing I hear in DV mode? Some guy's knee surgery and shoulder ailments.


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Re: IC-92AD and OFs

Postby va3wxm » Sat Aug 09, 2008 6:18 am

They've got a review of it in the September QST. :ham:

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Re: IC-92AD and OFs

Postby mancow » Sat Aug 09, 2008 8:57 am

I've only had it a few hours and have only listened but so far it's great. I got it due to the begging of a friend that got one and kept saying how great it was. After checking into the features I tend to agree. They really seemed to put some thought in to all of this. The audio quality is great. It has a slightly different sound than IMBE since it's AMBE. It sounds less watery and more CVSD old school Securenet. Don't get me wrong... it's not rough like Securenet but it has that kind of fine digitized sound to the voice.

The signal I was listening to wouldn't even register on the S meter on the scanner since the repeater is so far away but the Icom had no problems at all decoding. I haven't figured out all the rest of the features of the digital mode yet so that's the project for this evening when I go up to the KC area.

The radio is built very well. The back is all metal and the plastic feels like a Motorola. It seems to have a great receiver that extends from AM broadcast to about 1000Mhz.


I'm impressed so far.

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Re: IC-92AD and OFs

Postby kv5e » Fri Aug 15, 2008 6:39 am

I just sold a 2 year old IC-91AD and upgraded to an IC-92AD. It's a quality radio and is easily programmable from the FP, although the realtime environment with the RS-92 software is great.

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Re: IC-92AD and OFs

Postby escomm » Fri Aug 15, 2008 8:17 pm

op hows ur prostate good buddy?

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Re: IC-92AD and OFs

Postby mancow » Fri Aug 15, 2008 8:33 pm

weak stream and damn that Dr. has fat fingers but otherwise good hi hi........... over

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Re: IC-92AD and OFs

Postby KE7JFF » Fri Mar 06, 2009 4:12 pm

I've played around with an IC-V82 with the D-STAR board installed and I wasn't that impressed with the audio quality of AMBE over IMBE. Maybe its Icom's own AMBE implementation, but it sounds way more like RealAudio 1.0 on a 28.8k modem. I know IMBE (at least in P25) can sound like that sometimes but this was way more consistent.
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Re: IC-92AD and OFs

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