Friday, November 20, 2009

The story of E Bay and Icom

Well I was after a secondhand PMR 446 radio for the bike to bike communciations as a spare, so as you do went onto E Bay. Plenty to choose from, but went for an Icom, which had a spare battery and charger all for £35.00. I won the auction. Should have known better as when it I arrived afetr several attempts to use it with my other Icom radios, it did not work. WHY ? Wrong frequency - It was set up for Short Band Business use. A quick search on the internet and I found the Icom site, with it's offices in Kent. Rang them and they reprogramm the radios back to PMR 446. Sent it off expecting a two week turn round, no done in a day for £39.00. So all in all a what was £250.00 radio for just over seventy quid.

Thanks to the staff at Icom
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