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New Product Showcase: ICOM ID-52A 2M/70cm Handheld Transceiver Reservation

On the heels of the release of Icom’s IC-705 portable transceiver comes news of another Icom rig that will surely rocket to the top of many Ham’s must-have lists.

Now available for reservation from DX Engineering, the ID-52A VHF/UHF Dual-Band D-STAR (Digital Smart Technologies for Amateur Radio) Digital Transceiver has been built with several significant upgrades over the ID-51A HT model, including:

  • Larger 2.3″ transflective color display that is easy to see even in bright sunlight
  • Bluetoothcommunication as standard (optional VS-3 Bluetoothheadset is also available for hands-free operation)
  • Simultaneous reception in V/V, U/U, V/U as well as DV/DV
  • Air band reception is expanded from VHF to UHF (225 to 374.995 MHz)
  • The ability to be charged via micro USB connector
  • Increased audio output from 400 mW to 750 mW
  • The latest D-STAR functions that enable you to send, receive, and view saved photos on an installed micro SD card using only the ID-52A

Other features:

  • DR function with easy setup
  • Built-in GPS receiver
  • Terminal/Access Point modes
  • IPX7 waterproof construction (1m depth of water for 30 minutes)
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