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Old 15-03-2016, 05:38   #1
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Icom M802 Differences

What are the differences between the early model M802s and the later ones?
I'm looking at getting one with a serial number starting "01"
Should I go for this or would a later model be the wiser choice?

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Old 15-03-2016, 06:09   #2
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Re: Icom M802 Differences

Early production M-802's (those with ser # below 0108261) were subject to the dreaded "clipping problem". However, many of these have been "fixed" free-of-charge by Icom.

Other than that, and the fact that Icom changed the cloning program and the loaded user frequencies several times, there's not much real difference.

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Re: Icom M802 Differences

I've noticed that some have 2 antenna plugs and not 1. Does this make a difference?
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Re: Icom M802 Differences

One of the SO-239 connectors is for the HF antenna. The second, in most M802s, is for a DSC receiving antenna.

If the radio doesn't have DSC capability, it doesn't have this second connector.

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