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Old 11-01-2019, 21:55   #1
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Icom 802 mike cord failure

At the worst possible time I have just noticed that my 802 microphone cable has developed the well known sheath failure. I can see some replacements on EBay but they are all US based and postage time may be a problem as I plan to set off in a couple of weeks.

Does anyone know of other microphone models that will work with the 802? I may be able to source them here in Australia. (And before anyone suggests it, thereís no point in me calling Icom as they do not support the radio here in Oz)

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Old 11-01-2019, 22:02   #2
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Re: Icom 802 mike cord failure

Iím surprised that you canít find Icom support in Australia. We bought our Icom 802 when we were there from an Icom dealer. Regardless, we had several packages shipped to us from the US and all of them made it to us in just a few days.

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Old 11-01-2019, 23:53   #3
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Iím surprised that you canít find Icom support in Australia. We bought our Icom 802 when we were there from an Icom dealer. Regardless, we had several packages shipped to us from the US and all of them made it to us in just a few days.

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I phoned Icom Australia. They basically told me to go jump.

Lovely people.

Not sure how the sales process of the 802 in Oz works. On the one hand there are/were dealers selling them here but on the other hand Icom tell me they canít help me with parts or support.

Yes, packages from the US SHOULD arrive on time but if I can source something local it would be more certain, particularly at this time of year.

There surely is another microphone that can be used. Thereís not a lot of special functionality in the standard mic that I can see.
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Re: Icom 802 mike cord failure

The 802 isn't approved for use in Aus thats why Icom Aus won't touch it, but my 801E is approved and uses the same mic as the 802, Icom HM-135 suits ICOM IC-M801 IC-M802 IC-M801GMDSS IC-M801E...

Give Icom another call and lie, tell them you have a 801E and you shouldn't have a problem, assuming they have any left in stock, i got my spare from them about a year ago....

Or the below from Amazon.au and get express postage.....

https://www.amazon.com.au/ICOM-HM-13.../dp/B00309TNS8
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The 802 isn't approved for use in Aus thats why Icom Aus won't touch it, but my 801E is approved and uses the same mic as the 802, Icom HM-135 suits ICOM IC-M801 IC-M802 IC-M801GMDSS IC-M801E...



Give Icom another call and lie, tell them you have a 801E and you shouldn't have a problem, assuming they have any left in stock, i got my spare from them about a year ago....



Or the below from Amazon.au and get express postage.....



https://www.amazon.com.au/ICOM-HM-13.../dp/B00309TNS8


Great idea, thank you. Iíll give them a try with the 801 mic and if they donít have one Iíll go the Amazon option as you suggest. I had bookmarked that one or at least one like it.

Edit: actually, that Amazon ad is only offering me standard delivery, which will be too slow. So fingers crossed on Icom having what I need.
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Re: Icom 802 mike cord failure

For what it is worth, I had the same problem and I returned both my M802 and. HM157 mic both with the same problem

Icom replaces both cables no charge
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Re: Icom 802 mike cord failure

ALL marine radios should be made with DIN connectors. Itís the most natural thing in the world to wear out the cable, given their use.
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Re: Icom 802 mike cord failure

Are there ďBetterĒ microphones for an 802?
I have looked and canít find any, I thought that odd. Not necessarily a power mic, but surely there are better ones out there.
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Re: Icom 802 mike cord failure

Knowing you want to depart soon, why not have a new one shipped to a friend with a fixed address at your destination? Tape up the shredded mike cord, the mike should still work, and fix it at your leisure.

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At the worst possible time I have just noticed that my 802 microphone cable has developed the well known sheath failure. I can see some replacements on EBay but they are all US based and postage time may be a problem as I plan to set off in a couple of weeks.

Does anyone know of other microphone models that will work with the 802? I may be able to source them here in Australia. (And before anyone suggests it, thereís no point in me calling Icom as they do not support the radio here in Oz)

Matt
I called ICOM US, they said send them in (both 802 and the 602 had same problem). Icom replaced both mic cable at no charge and shipped them beck within 10 days. I would call them, may be worth the shipping cost.
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Re: Icom 802 mike cord failure

Seems like they have a common problem with the chords my commander Mic has been replaced three times in the last five years, The last one they did under warranty as well as the speaker
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Re: Icom 802 mike cord failure

If the 802 is the same as the other newer icom amateur radios I have the microphone has RJ45 Jack's on each end. If so a standard network cable will work for you as a backup. I extended my coiled cord with a network cable and a female to female joiner and it worked fine. YMMV.

Sorry, not the same..... just looked the 802 has a round plug.
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Knowing you want to depart soon, why not have a new one shipped to a friend with a fixed address at your destination? Tape up the shredded mike cord, the mike should still work, and fix it at your leisure.

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I have taped it, but I am only going to be in Tasmania for a short time (days) so even harder to synchronise the postage schedule than normal.
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For what it is worth, I had the same problem and I returned both my M802 and. HM157 mic both with the same problem

Icom replaces both cables no charge
Unless you are in Australia... in which case they tell you to get lost because they don't sell it here.

Island Hopper has come up with a very neat solution though.. fingers crossed.

I'd try the exchange idea but if they ask for a serial number I am stuffed, so I will just grit my teeth and pay the price for a new one.
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Re: Icom 802 mike cord failure

In the U.S. Icom had a cord replacement program: just send it in and they would repair (replace the cord) and send it back, free of charge. I did that last year. Perhaps have someone here with an Icom do it for you. Unfortunately even if it is possible it probably won't be fast enough.

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