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Dave notes “Black Friday” deals on the Icom IC-R8600 and IC-7300

Many thanks to SWLing Post contributor, Dave Zantow (N9EWO), who notes that Ham Radio Outlet has a “Back Friday” special on both the Icom IC-7300 transceiver ($999.95 with shipping after rebate) and the IC-R8600 wideband receiver ($2,299.95 with shipping).

According to HRO, these prices will expire on November 27, 2018.

While the IC-R8600 wideband receiver will still be considered pricey by most standards, but in my opinion the IC-7300 is a steal at $999.95.  The IC-7300 is a fantastic general coverage transceiver with built-in sound card for digital modes, touch screen spectrum display and brilliant performance overall. Check out our review of the ‘7300 by clicking here.

If you’ve been thinking about purchasing the IC-7300, I would bite the bullet now. This sale combined with Icom’s rebate will yield you the lowest price I’ve ever seen on the IC-7300.

Note: Dave is selling an AOR AR7030 “PLUS” and JRC NRD-545

Also, note that Dave Zantow is selling a couple of his benchmark receivers. I know Dave well and can fully endorse purchasing from him as he takes meticulous care of his equipment. Dave has listed his radios for sale on his website.

Click here to check out Dave’s items for sale.

SWLing Post readers: please contact me if you note other holiday radio deals. I would love to share them.

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Holiday Deals: Universal Radio free Eton Mini and Black Friday Weekend Specials


Universal Radio has also poasted a Black Friday Weekend Specials page with a number of items on sale through November 28, 2016.

Click here to view theBlack Friday Weekend Specials page.

There are a number of scanners, a couple portable shortwave receivers, the AN200 loop antenna ($17.98) and the superb book Shortwave Receivers Past and Present ($39.99).


Universal Radio is also offering a free Eton Mini with the purchase an Eton Field, Satellit or Satellit 750. The particular offer is valid through December 31, 2016.

Click here for details on Universal Radio’s website.

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Holiday Deals: C.Crane Black Friday Sale

This morning, I received an email from C.Crane with a link to their Black Friday Sale:


Admittedly, I was a little underwhelmed when I discovered the sale only included four items: a stereo Bluetooth speaker, LED spotlight, headphones and ear buds:


I was hoping they’d include their excellent CC Skywave in the sale, but it doesn’t seem they plan to include any radios at this point.

Admittedly, I’m tempted by their Senta-40 Wooden Headphones–$25 is a great price. If you have a set of the Senta-40s, please comment–perhaps I should grab a set?

Click here to view the C.Crane Black Friday specials.

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Universal Radio sale on Icom/Kenwood

Universal Radio has just posted “Black Friday” deals on The Kenwood TS-590SG and a wide range of Icom radios.



The Icom R75 tabletop receiver is priced at $669.95 with free shipping and a free Grundig G2 portable radio. If you’ve been thinking about pulling the trigger on the R75, this is certainly a good deal.

Below, you’ll find links to each deal:



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