The discone design offers the best performance possible in an omni-directional antenna. I also bought the remote head, which was an option, and it came bundled with Bonito software in addition to the Icom software. Sold it within days of purchasing. I thought it was me, but then I looked at the reviews for the Bonito software here on eHam, and everyone says the same thing. It worked extremely well with the remote control head.
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Sure it is not quite to the same level as an AOR type radio but it is close and some people might not like the idea of having a radio that needs a pc to use some of the features but to do most things you can use the remote head. I would certainly not recommend any of this series. The IC-PCR model is the same as above, but without the cellular and other gaps and was available for Federal government or for export only. Contact the site with comments or questions. Coverage is from 0.
The R software seems to work very well and has a lot of features. I enjoy this receiver and have it deployed on www. So over all I am quite happy with it. Email Subscription You are not subscribed to this review. I found out it was even worse! Please also note the Icom Japan now offers version 2. The software in general is good but a few of the features seem to not quite work as they should, the scope feature seems to cause the radio to drop it’s audio and the record feature does not work at all, if these are issues with the software or I have not got them setup right I don’t know.
I’m not sure why Icom made the front end of the higher bands on these radios so poor.
I tried for days to get the Bonito software to talk to the without success. Easy recording is nice.
It worked extremely well with the remote control head. I thought it was me, but then I looked at the reviews for the Bonito software here on eHam, and everyone says the same thing.
Icom IC-PCR Communications Receiver Product Reviews
Icom seem to have taken the best features of the r and the R20 and put them all together in to this package. I enjoy, in particular, MW and SW use of the radio.
Same antenna and cable as the Yaesu.
This might be a good option for somebody who wants to mount the R unit away from the computer and use pcg1500 shorter coax cable for less signal loss, maybe in a roof or somewhere like that. It can also be used for transmit on, and MHz ham bands under W. See specifications for exact coverage.
Adapter will be required to connect to the PCR While looking at iom Icom firmware download page, looking at IC updates, I noticed there had been several new firmware AND software updates for this receiver since I had bought it.
According to the S-Meter level, each channel status is visually displayed by three background colors. PC use The first step to getting the R working with a PC is to install the software and driver that comes on the enclosed CD, this is a simple process for anybody who has ever installed software before and only takes a couple of seconds to install.
Remote head use The remote head works very well and that’s iccom I use it most of the time, as it ixom a 3. I decided on that spot as it is line of sight to Mt Barrow, Abel’s Hill, West Launceston and the FM station icoom riverside so it is a fairly tough spot for radios, my T performs worse up there then even on the top of Mt Barrow with all the high power stuff a only few hundred meters away.
I have also run a search of the following ranges to see if I get any problems with lock ups, here’s the results using the internal test aerial. I’ll be curious to see what others have to say about this. pcr150
IC-PCR Communications Receiver – Specifications – Icom America
The selectable filters are nice, but I would have liked have seen a fuller range audio across the board. Copyright Universal Radio, Inc.
I then tried the Bonito software – absolute trash. If you have any questions, problems, or suggestions about Reviews, please email your Reviews Manager. The lcr1500 works very well and I can’t find anything I don’t like about it so far, it is full of options and it will take me quite a while to come to terms with it all.
Sold it within days of purchasing.