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Old 04-05-2010, 02:21   #1
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Icom801 v 802

Just about to buy and install a Icom 802 ssb, then read a report on the 801E. Apart from the price they spec up pretty much the same, so why is the 802 not EU approved. Any advise, pros & cons, thanks, barrenjoey.
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Because the 802 has a far higher wattage transmit power than the depowered Australian version 801.

801: 125W (PEP) of output power

802: 150W (PEP) of powerful output
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Additionally, I understand the 802 has access to a wider radio spectrum than the EU approved set.

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Because the 802 has a far higher wattage transmit power than the depowered Australian version 801.

801: 125W (PEP) of output power

802: 150W (PEP) of powerful output
Really a non-issue. Nobody on the receiving end could tell if you switched from 125w to 150w. In fact, you would have to quadruple your power output to bring a receiving stations S-meter up by one unit. If you just doubled your output, a person with a good ear on the receiving end might detect just a slight improvement in your signal.

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Really a non-issue.....If you just doubled your output, a person with a good ear on the receiving end might detect just a slight improvement in your signal.

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Oh, ok. Wouldn't affect long range and pactor modem transmition?

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Oh, ok. Wouldn't affect long range and pactor modem transmition?

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Not at all. As Eric said, the difference between 125W PEP and 150W PEP is insignificant, for all practical purposes.

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