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Old 11-27-2002, 04:33 AM
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Since learning this model has been discontinued from the product line . I was wondering if any forum members had seen any sale on blowout prices on these radios anywhere? [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_frown.gif[/img]
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Old 11-27-2002, 08:47 AM
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While tryingto get info on the IC-M602, I have surfed some of the on-line retailers.

I haven't seen any "closeout" sales. There are a few for sale on e-bay, but not at any real price break!

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Old 11-27-2002, 10:04 AM
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I've been looking also and have not seen any deals. I plan to stick with the 127, when they close them out.
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Old 11-27-2002, 08:36 PM
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yeah, would like to pick one up myself at a deal. Not that there is anything wrong with my M100 (great radio!)

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Old 11-30-2002, 04:15 PM
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I picked up a new M-127 display model from the close-out table at Boat U.S. for $375. I thought it was a good deal. Not installed yet.
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Old 12-01-2002, 05:34 AM
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As long as your interest is peeked for a 127 let me tell you where they really shine. The most important thing about them is that they will continue to maintain their power output when others fade. If you key the mike on most any radio it will put out its maximum power for just a few moments, and then as the radio heats up the power output will drop off. For many manufacturers the maximum power out isn't 25 watts in the first place and what is there drops dramatically within a minute of continous transmission. A fellow I know, who has access to a lot of radios, put his tester on a batch of top-end model brand new radios by a large manufacturer and not one of them put out more than 12 watts when cold and 7 watts after 1 minute of continous transmission. I have a power/SWR meter and I have tested a good bunch of radios for folks myself. Most of the radios I hook up to don't put out more than 20 watts in the first place. I have a M-127 that is about 3 years old. I check the SWR on it a couple of times a year, and of course I check the power output at the same time. It does not drop off power with continued keying of the set and for whatever its worth the thing puts out 29 watts, as it has since new.

While I'm sure that ICOM's new 602 is going to turn out to be a fine radio I'm more than just a bit put off by the shape of the new generation of equipment from ICOM. After all, I know what a radio is supposed to look like [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_rolleyes.gif[/img] , and that ain't it.

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