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Icom IC-R8600 pricing and availability

The new Icom IC-8600 at the 2017 Hamvention

At the 2017 Hamvention, I spent a little time checking out Icom’s latest wideband communications receiver: the IC-R8600. Check out the photos above and below.

The IC-8600 Back Panel

I spoke with Icom North America at Hamvention–the representative told me the MSRP of the IC-R8600 would be about $2,999 US, but that retail pricing would be lower.

Universal Radio now has the IC-R8600 in stock with a retail price of $2599 US. HRO has the IC-R8600 in stock as well and selling for the same price.

No doubt, at this price point, the ‘8600 is not ideally placed to compete with other receivers and SDRs. I do, however, believe this product will do well with government sales. No doubt, it should deliver benchmark performance (at least one would expect benchmark). Icom has offered to send me an IC-R8600 on loan for a review–it is tempting to see how it might stack up against some of my SDR arsenal.

I’m very curious Post readers: assuming benchmark performance, how many of you would purchase the IC-R8600 at $2,599 US? Please comment!

SDRplay RSP2 Pro now shipping from HRO

Many thanks to SWLing Post contributor, Ken Hansen (N2VIP), who notes:

Ham Radio Outlet has the SDRplay RSP2pro in-stock for $192.95.

As a reminder, the SDRplay RSP2pro is the version enclosed in a full-metal case for maximum RF shielding. Like the SDRplay RSP2 it has three software selectable antenna connections (long wire and two SMA), whereas the original SDRplay RSP1 has just the one SMA connector.

http://www.hamradio.com/detail.cfm?pid=H0-015447

New Grundig Edition Field BT and Eton FRX5-BT at HRO

The Grundig Edition Field BT

Many thanks to SWLing Post contributor, Ken Hansen (N2VIP), who writes:

At HRO we’ve just taken delivery on two new SW radios from Eton, the Field BT ($129.95) and the FRX5-BT ($79.95)

Field BT – http://www.hamradio.com/detail.cfm?pid=H0-014067

FRX5-BT http://www.hamradio.com/detail.cfm?pid=H0-014593

Eton FRX5-BT

Thought you might be interested.

Thank you for the tip, Ken!

I’m very curious if anyone has compared the Grundig Edition Field BT with the previous version of the Grundig Edition Field. Please comment!

Holiday Deals: Eton Traveller III at HRO

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We’ve been posting holiday deals since before Thanksgiving. HRO seems to be extending some of their special pricing through December 12, 2016.

The Eton Traveller III

The Eton Traveller III

I did notice that, among other discounts, HRO has the Eton Traveller III for $49.95. Not a bad price for a great little portable!

Check out their full sale by clicking here.

Holiday Deals: SDRplay RSP1 and RSP2 availability and Cyber Monday at HRO

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The SDRplay RSP2

Many thanks to SWLing Post contributor, Ken Hansen (N2VIP) who writes:

HRO stores are taking delivery of the new SDRplay RSP2, and having a great deal on the original SDRplay RSP, now on sale for $119.95.

HRO link to SDRplay RSP2 selling for $169.95: http://www.hamradio.com/detail.cfm?pid=H0-015446

HRO link to original SDRplay RSP selling for $119.95: http://www.hamradio.com/detail.cfm?pid=H0-014408

Thank you, Ken! Click here to read more about the RSP2 and here for a great review at RTL-SDR.com.

 

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In addition, HRO has a wide array of products in their “Cyber Monday Savings” event.

Click here to view HRO’s sale.