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MSRP: $238.00
Average Price: $212.67
Manufacturer: ICOM
Recommended?
Yes: 6 / No: 0

The ICOM V8000 is a powerful 2 meter radio (output 75 watts). It has a built in fan and the chassis is a heatsink. Great for the desert. More power than a CB, but you must have an FCC license to transmit on it.

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OverlandXJ
Registered User
OverlandXJ's Reviews
12-03-2011, 01:46 PM
Price: $225.00
Pros: Powerful, programmable.
Cons: Only a 2-meter radio
Recommended? Yes

Comments: It's an amazing 2-meter radio.
Always reliable, with 75 watts I can punch out anywhere.
Never had a problem, just wish it was a dual band.


Glasssplinter
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Glasssplinter's Reviews
09-29-2010, 05:40 PM
Price: $250.00
Pros: Hi output power, pretty compact and has plenty of options to keep me happy. Really like the memory banks.
Cons: Needs some good juice to keep it going! Product placement is a little difficult, would be easier with a detachable head.
Recommended? Yes

Comments: Got this radio when it first came out and was very impressed with it. A no nonsense easy to use radio that gets you going fast but also includes advanced features to keep you happy. The memory banks help to keep everything organized so you can have scanner freqs and Ham freqs separate. High power output is good but just remember not many radios have 75W going out so they might hear you but you can't hear them. Overall a good buy. Not sure how it stacks up against the stuff today but been happy so far. Front firing speaker is a big bonus since I have it wedged in between my seat and console. Programming was pretty easy after running through it with the manual a couple of times. Have a few other Icoms so the programming is about the same on all of them. Weather channels are nice to have all set in a separate pre programmed bank.


kadetklapp
Registered User
kadetklapp's Reviews
05-27-2009, 05:02 PM
Price: $200.00
Pros: Great radio, clear reception, multi-color display, lots of power, commercial tough
Cons: Six-digit alpha rather than seven or eight. No priority scan.
Recommended? Yes

Comments: Good DX'er rig.


USAntigoon
Retired from Forum
USAntigoon's Reviews

09-03-2008, 03:01 AM
ICOM V8000
Price: $199.00
Pros: Power selection and front speaker
Cons: Not very user friendly (without the manual on your lap)
Recommended? Yes

Comments: Love this radio, hate the manual (not set up in English thinking, seems to be a "verbatim" translation from the original language)
Don't like the location of the Volume and Squelch..Both should be switched..


Jerry Bransford

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Jerry Bransford's Reviews

06-22-2008, 01:15 PM
ICOM V8000
Price: $238.00
Recommended? Yes

Comments: A very good high-power (75 watts) 2m transceiver. It takes some reading and study of the manual to program it for repeaters but that's true for just about any radio for repeater use. Its front-firing speaker puts out plenty of volume so for a noisy Jeep, it's a better choice for that reason than some other 2m radios.


rickw450
Registered User
rickw450's Reviews

06-04-2008, 09:06 PM
ICOM V8000
Price: $164.00
Recommended? Yes

Comments: The V8000 is a great radio, with plenty of power and cooling for the west desert. With 75 watts of power hitting a repeater is a lock.



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