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I've been in Amateur Radio since 1974, and still find new and interesting things to do. I like to build, restore, and operate on the air. This is a blog of various info about my Ham Radio operations and activities, projects, and opinions. Visit www.WB4IUY.net for the lowdown at WB4IUY.

Friday, October 8, 2010

Icom's lack of support...

Here's a $2800 IC-756 radio with a bad display. Icom recognized that it was an issue. Rather than support it, they recommend to BUY A NEW RIG from them to replace it. WTF???  There's lots of these out there, stuck with this problem. As much as I like this rig, i'll never spend another penny with Icom.

Dave Hockaday WB4IUY
AMA 119484
Live from my handheld...

2 comments:

John Paul Keon said...

Thank You for that. I was thinking of getting an ICOM but now I will put that idea aside. I will stick with Kenwood and Elecraft. They both have been good to me over the years.

Dave WB4IUY said...

I have several Icom radios, and love them. However, my experience has been pretty much the same every time I've needed support from them. I literally had to re-engineer a display system to keep the 756 I paid over $2000 for, in operation. I'll never buy another new Icom radio, for sure.