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.
Last edited by Glasssplinter; 10-01-2010 at 02:38 PM.