UHF ICOM IC - 450

Submitted: Saturday, Aug 01, 2015 at 06:12
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G'day All,
Just wondering if anybody is or has used the UHF ICOM IC - 450 and how they have found it? I am particularly interested in any comments about the functionality of everything being on the handset rather than the unit and also if the speaker is ok or if an external speaker is needed.
Any comments would be appreciated.
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Reply By: Bob Y. - Qld - Saturday, Aug 01, 2015 at 09:04

Saturday, Aug 01, 2015 at 09:04
Have only had experience with IC-400's, Mel, but used an equivalent GME UHF, with all controls on the mike.

I'm pretty deaf, but found the audio was quite okay, in low noise situations, ie, with windows wound up and AM radio turned down. Having all controls on the mike would have to be much safer while travelling, rather than looking down, trying to change channels etc.

Have used mostly GME products for work over many years, and the one thing that seems to cause any dramas is the mike and/or the lead to it. However, these "all-in-one" mikes are only about $100( for GME) dearer than a standard unit, so that may not be too dear for the convenience involved?

Icom is quality gear, so it should give you good service.

Bob

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Reply By: Member - Chooky and Wobble - Saturday, Aug 01, 2015 at 16:20

Saturday, Aug 01, 2015 at 16:20
Yes have one in my 4wd and I have put them in CFA fire brigade tankers and 4wds. The audio is clear and quite loud enough. If you have a very noisy situation that needs more volume you would also need hearing protection.

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Reply By: cookie1 - Saturday, Aug 01, 2015 at 17:38

Saturday, Aug 01, 2015 at 17:38
I recently upgraded my IC440 (still working 40ch) to the IC450 and I must say it is an improvement on the immediate functionaility and I found the audio better as well

I would highly recommend the unit

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Reply By: Member - Will 76 Series - Sunday, Aug 02, 2015 at 18:56

Sunday, Aug 02, 2015 at 18:56
Thanks all for the comments.
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