Anyone know how to program Icom V-80 Sport Radio?

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mrbbq

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I just bought this radio on the recommendation of Fred Frailey (yes, THAT Fred). I've had some difficulties getting it programmed. Anyone on this forum have any experience programming the ICOM V-80 Sport Radio?
I would very much welcome some help and advice. Thanks!
 

mrbbq

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Reply to Mark

Mark---I am not a ham. I bought this radio on recommendation that it was a good way to listen to RR freqs. Its a PAIN IN THE ASS to program. Furthermore, even with programmed channels, it does not have the reported sensitivity its suppose to. Even with a specially tuned RR antenna--which works great on my Radio Shack scanners.

I am more than frustrated, and am seriously considering just throwing the damn thing in the trash. Its a P O S!!! I will NEVER, EVER recommend this brand to anyone. POS!!! POS!!! POS!!!
 
Mark---I am not a ham. I bought this radio on recommendation that it was a good way to listen to RR freqs. Its a PAIN IN THE ASS to program. Furthermore, even with programmed channels, it does not have the reported sensitivity its suppose to. Even with a specially tuned RR antenna--which works great on my Radio Shack scanners.

I am more than frustrated, and am seriously considering just throwing the damn thing in the trash. Its a P O S!!! I will NEVER, EVER recommend this brand to anyone. POS!!! POS!!! POS!!!
Icom is far from the pos you claim. Check the Icom website as was stated in a previous post and you should find the manual on how to program the radio. It is not hard to do. I am not a ham but have a 2 meter radio i use for monitoring.If you do throw it away i would take it from you. That is a good radio not a pos!
 
icom...

sorry that you are experienceing such frustration... i will buy it from you if you would like... but before you do that ... have you tried a different antenna ? the little "rubber duck" that comes with the hand held (any brand) radios of today are nearly worthelss... the front end of that radio is quite sensitive... and the antenna will make the difference...
good luck and 73's
kd7txg
mark c.

p.s. if you want a "two meter" radio to listen to rail "traffic" i can help you find one that Will work ... m.c.
 




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