[CQ-Contest] contest radio

Bill Turner wrt at dslextreme.com
Fri Feb 6 19:29:15 EST 2004

On Fri, 6 Feb 2004 15:31:33 -0800, Andrew Faber wrote:

>they could not
>tell me if my radio had the "factory upgrade" installed since they did not
>record an official starting serial number for those that had been upgraded.
>they suggest i take it to my local repair center and have them take a look.
>i find this very unsettling.


I find it unsettling too.  

They're either lying through their teeth or they deliberately chose NOT
to record the starting serial number.  Either way, they don't want the
public to know what the number is.  Might hurt sales of the older ones.

I love my IC-746PRO but this behavior of ICOM is a black mark against

Incidentally, I use mine mostly for RTTY contesting and it beats
anything that went before it, including radios that cost nearly twice as

Bill, W6WRT

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