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Old 13-12-2008, 07:12   #1
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Icom 802-01 ????

I have found a new Icom 802-01 for quite a bit less than advertised prices for an 802. But I can't find any information as to what the difference is between an 01 or a straight 802. Can't reach Icom over the weekend so just wondering if anyone might know.
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I spoke with Icom this morning (they are 7 miles from my home). The 802-01 is the official name for the radio commonly called the 802. There is no new model.
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icom 802-01

Chuck.........will you share the info???? wouldn't mind getting an 802 for substantially less also!!!!!!!!
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Old 15-12-2008, 13:02   #4
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Chuck.........will you share the info???? wouldn't mind getting an 802 for substantially less also!!!!!!!!
Have not called them yet but have bought from them in the past and got some great prices compared to elsewhere. Price does not include the tuner.


ICOM AMERICA IC-M802-01 ICOM M802-01 SSB SINGLE SIDE BAND BOATING MARINE
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Old 15-12-2008, 13:11   #5
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Chuck,

Seems like a good price--a lot less than I paid for my five years ago. BTW, you may already know this, but to unlock the Ham frequencies, simultaneously press the "2" + "Mode" + "TX" buttons, and then turn on the power.
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Old 15-12-2008, 13:51   #6
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I spoke with Icom this morning (they are 7 miles from my home). The 802-01 is the official name for the radio commonly called the 802. There is no new model.
But people should be aware that there are two (at least two) different models of the 802 on the international market.

On the international market they are known as the "IC-M802" and the "IC-M802 General Version". The "IC-M802" is the DSC version while the "IC-M802 General Version" does not have DSC but has the traditional two tone alarm on 2182kHz instead.

They can be differentiated in that the DSC version has "Distress" on the red flap and the General Version has "Alarm" - I think that is a reliable check - the General Version also has none of the DSC related connectors on the main unit.

It seems from Caelestis's checking the "802-1" is the DSC version, on that I was not sure of previously.

The General Version is a cheaper priced radio and while I don't think it is sold in the USA (not certain of that though) the above may serve as a warning to check what one is getting if buying an M802, especially second hand or from an international or an irregular retailer.
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Old 15-12-2008, 14:43   #7
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Good information, thanks. The 01 is the cheapest I have seen anywhere which is why I wondered. They also advertise an 802 for more money which also had me puzzled.
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Here is a slightly lower price. I have order one item from this etailer - without issue:

Marine Single SideBand (SSB)

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They must have just lowered their price because I checked them a while back. Thanks.
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Here in Australia you can only purchase an Icom 801 from Icom or their retail outlets. The only difference to an 802 that I am aware of is that that have a mike like a telephone handpiece. I have recently purchased an 802 from a supplier who buys them direct from Icom in America rather than through the Australian distributor, that way they are cheaper.
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ICOM must have lowered their prices because even West Marine is lower. $1799 West Marine: IC-M802 - Digital Marine SSB Radio Product Display
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Here in Australia you can only purchase an Icom 801 from Icom or their retail outlets. The only difference to an 802 that I am aware of is that that have a mike like a telephone handpiece.
There are in fact substantial other differences between the 801 (actually is now 801E) and the 802. Without getting into details the most noticable are that the 801 is of lower power output than the 802 (125W, but only 85W on the MF frequencies whereas the 802 is 150W everywhere) and the 801's main unit is in an entirely different enclosed chassis. There are also various functional differences.

The 801 is also not generally available with non marine TX channels eg no amateur use so in jurisdictions that do not type approve the 802 (eg the EU, and Australia too I believe) cruising yachtsmen prefer to install, untype approved and so illegal, the 802.

The 801 is also available as a Class E GMDSS (801GMDSS instead of 801E) capable radio whereas the 802 is not.
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Here in Australia you can only purchase an Icom 801 from Icom or their retail outlets. The only difference to an 802 that I am aware of is that that have a mike like a telephone handpiece. I have recently purchased an 802 from a supplier who buys them direct from Icom in America rather than through the Australian distributor, that way they are cheaper.
FWIW, While Icom do not advertise the 802 in Oz, they will sell you one if you ask them for one. They will ask you if it is to be fitted to an Oz boat or for export and/or overseas use. They will also advise you that the 802 is not type approved in Oz.
Mid 1 has correctly expanded on the differences b/w the 801 / 802
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