ICOM IC-R75 reviews

Desktop HF/VHF Receiver

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Nothing else has this many features for $700.


This is the receiver you want in a difficult RF situation: RFI from a neighbor, a noisy urban enviroments and times of high atmospheric noise. The R75 has a host a features & settings to make that weak signal readable -- when it's buried in noise on any other radio. People laud the Drake R8 for it's ability to "dig out" the weakest signals from noise, but, having owned both, the R75 is far superior for that.

I also like the extended coverage to 60 MHz. Yes, it's still relevant in 2013 to Dx the VHF-low band. Not long ago I got the Missouri State Highway Patrol near 42 MHz -- I am in Virginia. With nothing but an indoor antenna on the R75. I also get plenty of 6-meter USB voice traffic between 50.1 and 50.2 MHz.

I've had a lot of general coverage receivers and radios, but none of them can do what this one does.

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Mint condition in 2008
USD 669.00

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