Videos of the Icom IC-R8600 in action

Icom IC-R8600

Many thanks to a number of Post contributors who’ve shared a link to links to  bcloyaji’s YouTube Channel where a few videos of the Icom IC-R8600 have been posted.  (Thank you for your patience, as well, as I’ve been traveling and way behind on posting this!)

I’ve embedded a few videos below, but I encourage you to also check out bcloyaji’s YouTube Channel for more:

IC-R8600 operation

Click here to view on YouTube.

Icom IC-R8600 vs JRC NRD-545 Part 1:

Click here to view on YouTube.

ICOM IC-R8600 vs JRC NRD-545 Part II

Click here to view on YouTube.

I’m looking forward to checking out the IC-R8600 at the 2017 Dayton Hamvention and even potentially reviewing it here on the SWLing Post at some point.

Any Post readers plan to purchase the IC-R8600?

Though we have no US pricing yet, I’ve been checking with Universal Radio regularly for any news.

Follow the tag IC-R8600 for updates.

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8 thoughts on “Videos of the Icom IC-R8600 in action

  1. Patrick

    Dave’s Radio Receiver Page (News Section) which has a link on the Blogroll here has some new videos of the R8600 in operation in Japan

    Also from Youtube this one from Germany.


  2. Andy

    I was seriously thinking of getting one of these, but the lack of DMR makes it a non-starter for me. DMR is used widely here in the UK.

    1. Dave

      Icom hates DMR for some reason.

      I’ve never really liked Icom receivers. Every one i’ve owned (R8500,R75,R20) had poor audio and a high noise floor. Functionality was good but performance never hit the mark.

      I think Yaesu made better receivers but they’re out of the HF receiver market.

  3. manos

    And i believe the same it sounded like the NRD-545 had better sensitivity and less muddy audio.and something new sony icf-506 in europe.check

  4. Jim

    it sounded like the NRD-545 had better sensitivity and less muddy audio. I fully expected the IC-8600 to be superior on both

  5. Mike

    Call me a complainer, but I wish people would think about the audio path when they record stuff off the radio. Holding your iPhone up to the speaker while you record a video doesn’t provide good quality sound. A cable from the Headphone/Line Out output on the radio to the microphone/Line In on the computer/iPhone would do wonders for really demonstrating what the radio sounds like.

    1. 13dka

      I second that opinion, however you might say that a microphone (Ok not necessarily a crappy cellphone mic) recording reflects the influence of the built in speaker, which would make that a more true-to-life recording. However, many great receivers made in all recent decades have not so great internal speakers that have to be replaced with better aftermarket/add-on speakers, so the influence of the internal speaker is not that interesting when it comes to presenting some new landmark product.


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