Product Reviews

noise-canceling feature
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In this brief product demonstration video, ICom’s IC-F7000 Series receives a mic test of its noise-canceling feature. Through the two demonstrations it is clear the IC-F7000 removes loud ambient noise for clear two-way communication.

radio solutions for school safety
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In today’s dynamic school environment, ensuring seamless communication is paramount for routine operations and unexpected emergencies. Icom America, a leading radio solutions provider, offers a range of radios tailored to various school needs, from the IP501H LTE radio that leverages cellular networks for bus routes to the Wi-Fi-based IP110 WLAN radio for in-building communications. […]

unboxing the IC-F200
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Let Icom America’s Ty’Reese George be your guide to unboxing the IC-F200 radio. With its unique packaging featuring a standout red stripe, the F200 boasts a sleek, rugged design that fits comfortably in your hand. Accompanied by essential paperwork, a battery, a charger, a belt clip, and a cord, this radio redefines the communication […]

unboxing the IC-M410BB
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Ray Novak, Senior Sales Manager at Icom, unboxes the IC-M410BB and walks viewers through this comprehensive kit, including the M410 510 BB manual, various cables, the HM-195 command mic, and mounting hardware. Novak highlighted the user-friendly design, emphasizing the keyed marks for easy cable connections and the bulkhead mount kit that aligns perfectly with […]

IC-M410BB
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Ray Novak, Senior Sales Manager at Icom, takes viewers through a quick look at the essential features of the IC-M410BB. Novak emphasizes the significance of programming the MMSI number, which the U.S. Coast Guard uses to identify vessels. The device features a distress button that, when pressed, sends out a digital distress call to […]

IC 2730
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Amateur radio is becoming a popular hobby for people across all demographics because of its unique technology that allows for some pretty futuristic opportunities. Sure, it’s not sci-fi gear like flying cars or jet packs, but the right gear, like Icom’s IC 2730, can enable earthlings to chat with astronauts on a space station. […]

wireless technology
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When it comes to wireless technology, it seems everyone’s always on the lookout for cool new gadgets that make our lives easier. Icom, a big name in the game, is focused on innovative solutions that enhance signal strength and operational efficiency. Their latest brainchild, the F5330D, is a perfect example. This new mobile radio […]

Community Generated Content

public service communications
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Integrating Project 25 (P25) systems in public service communications is a step forward in enhancing efficiency and safety. With the increasing need for reliable communication in public services, P25 systems offer a substantial improvement over traditional methods. Icom shares the advantages of public service teams adopting a Project 25 (P25) compliant system. This video […]

powerboat P1 racing
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How does effective communication ensure safety and operational success in the high-stakes world of offshore powerboat P1 racing? With Business Development at Powerboat P1, Thomas Covington brings to light the critical role of reliable radio communication in managing expansive, high-risk events. “If something happens out there, you know, we get a boat flipping over […]

two-way radios
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Shawn Nason, Founder and Chief Experience Officer at MOFI, shares with ICOM the critical role of two-way radios in managing operations at Disney Parks .  His insights offer a glimpse into the behind-the-scenes communications strategies of one of the world’s most beloved entertainment companies. Nason discusses the use of these radios among supervisors and […]

improved usable range
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Improved usable range extends communication across various industries. Icom’s latest video highlights a significant advancement in radio technology that improves usable range, offered through NXDN™ 6.25 kHz radios compared to traditional 12.5 kHz models. The video explains how NXDN radios, operating at 6.25 kHz, provide a more usable signal over the same distance as […]

multipath resilience
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6.25 kHz radios offer an advantage in multipath resilience. In radio communication, multipath interference is a significant challenge, often leading to signal distortion and loss. This Icom video looks at the advantages of 6.25 kHz radios, particularly their resilience to multipath interference. The video delves into the technicalities of multipath interference – a phenomenon […]

Marine Corps
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Amid the chaos of the battlefield, the mastery of radio communication can mean the difference between victory and defeat. Marine Corps Veteran Jacob Dent provides a comprehensive look at the pivotal role of single-channel radios in ensuring operational success and safety for Marines stationed at Camp Pendleton and in global operations. The video delves […]

supply chain visibility and efficiency
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While the logistics industry often gravitates toward cutting-edge technology, Wesley Boyce, an Assistant Professor of Practice in Supply Chain Management and Analytics at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, brings to light the enduring significance of radio communication. In a world enthralled by digital innovation, he argues that the simplicity of radios could be their greatest […]

Icom honors our vets
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On Veterans Day, Icom America released a poignant message from Marine Corps veteran Jacob Dent. Dent reflects on the profound impact of military service, from personal development to the trust and responsibilities of leading fellow Marines. In a heartfelt video, Dent honors the Marine Corps and fellow service members, acknowledging the educational and mentorship […]

National STEM Day
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Celebrated annually, National STEM Day underscores the pivotal role of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) education in molding the society and economy of tomorrow. As technology continually evolves, engaging in STEM prepares students for lucrative and burgeoning career fields and cultivates indispensable skills like critical thinking and problem-solving, which are crucial in any profession. […]

job sites
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The construction industry has long grappled with communication challenges on job sites, where a lack of consistent connectivity can hinder operational efficiency and safety. The advent of radio wave technology promises a potential solution, paving the way for streamlined communication and improved site management. In this video presented by Icom America, Paul Doherty, an […]

garage door excellence
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Can two-way radio communication play an integral role in elevating garage door excellence? The evolution of radio communication technology, transitioning from analog to digital systems and adopting more advanced and integrated radio communication solutions, has significantly impacted the manufacturing sector by promoting real-time communication, enhancing safety, and fostering a more coordinated and efficient operational […]

surviving bad weather
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Preparing is crucial as winter approaches and the threat of severe weather looms. Jon Paul Beauchamp, a Senior Manager at Icom, shares five essential tips to ensure safety and comfort during adverse conditions. From effective communication strategies like using flags or two-way radios to having a contingency plan for food and heating, these guidelines […]

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Have you ever wondered how noise-canceling microphones work? This brief product video from Icom provides the answer. Icom’s advanced F7000 Series P25 radios, along with select IDAS models like the F3400D boast cutting-edge noise-canceling microphone technology. Icom achieves noise canceling through the AMBE+2 vocoder, distinguishing between speech and background noise, converting the former into […]

amelia rose earhart talks lessons in aviation
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As businesses and organizations are undergoing significant changes due to the rapid acceleration of technology and the shifting landscape of work, the significance of training, dedication, and teamwork has never been more pressing. According to a Gallup study, fully engaged teams showed 23 percent greater profitability than those who weren’t. So, how can […]

2023 Woodbury Car Show
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The Woodbury Car Show recently showcased an array of stunning vehicles, captivating the Woodbury, New Jersey community’s attention. Phil Hagerty from the Woodbury Car Show Committee expressed his heartfelt gratitude to Birch’s Communications for providing Icom radios, which played a pivotal role in ensuring the event ran without a hitch. Thanks to such support, […]

Seafair Weekend Festival 2023
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Tim Thometz, Territory Channel Manager for Icom America, expressed gratitude for the successful collaboration at the Seattle Seafair Weekend Festival 2023 with notable entities, including NORAD and the Federal Aviation Administration. Icom was pivotal in ensuring safety and communication, providing the core technology for the Reycomm Airbus air traffic control console. For more details, […]

school communication safety tips
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John Paul Beauchamp, Senior Business Development Manager at Icom shares five essential school communication safety tips for school districts to ensure a safer academic year: Staff should set their radios to the correct channels with an optimal volume balance Use the scan feature to monitor multiple user groups An earpiece for discreet communication while […]

APCO 2023
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At the recent APCO 2023 event in Nashville, representatives from Icom America, including David Havican and Ed Cortes, showcased their newly redesigned booth and innovative P25 equipment. The event saw enthusiastic participation, with Jesse Skipton, who has been with the company for 16 years, playing a pivotal role in the booth’s reconstruction. Andy Hrycko, […]

6.25 kHz channel availability
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This video from Icom highlights the advantages of 6.25 kHz channel availability. The video explains the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC’s) regulation of the use of the electromagnetic spectrum, transitioning from 25 kHz to 12.5 kHz to alleviate congestion. Icom, in collaboration with JVC Kenwood, introduced the next-generation digital narrowband (NXDN™) protocol that operates on […]

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As summer winds on, the first Tuesday of August ushers in National Night Out, a dedicated day for communities nationwide to foster stronger ties with public safety officials. Beyond neighborhood BBQs and block parties, it serves as a poignant reminder to appreciate the relentless commitment of our first responders. So, as lanterns light up […]

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During summer breaks, school districts prioritize enhancing their learning environments by focusing on security and efficiency. However, many schools face challenges due to diverse independent communication systems that hinder rapid responses, especially in emergencies. Icom recognizes this disconnect in school communication and seeks to bridge the divide. Imagine an educational environment where emergency alerts […]

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The Icom teams heads to APCO International and sets up a booth at their 89th Annual Conference & Expo in Nashville, August 2023.

Jersey Shore
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After a little gym, tan, and laundry, Icom hit the Jersey Shore to find out how it uses communications to keep its beaches safe and visitors happy. At the heart of Point Pleasant Beach, a vibrant gem on the Jersey Shore lies a robust communication system that ensures the safety and satisfaction of its […]

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In today’s rapidly changing educational environment, swift and efficient communication has never been more crucial. From active shooter scenarios to medical emergencies or even mundane issues like trespassing, the ability to relay information in real-time can significantly alter outcomes. While many contemporary schools boast cutting-edge tech, many older infrastructures lack foundational communication tools. Surprisingly, […]

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Amidst a global environment where health crises seem more frequent, effective communication within hospitals has taken center stage. Particularly, in the expansive campuses of healthcare facilities, it’s often challenging to reach every nook and corner through conventional channels like cell service. According to a study by the Joint Commission, nearly 70 percent of medical […]

Ham Nation
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Ham Nation is over 20,000 strong on YouTube. For those looking for the latest and greatest in ham radio operations, the Nation’s covered it with over four hundred videos, including plenty of details on Icom’s IC-7000. And for Ham radio enthusiasts looking for even more community, Ham Nation’s YouTube page features the popular TWiT […]

effective communication devices
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When the largest premium rum distillery in the world required effective communication devices to ensure its operations’ safety and efficiency, it sought an innovative solution. Effective communication is the backbone of any successful manufacturing operation, and Icom America, Inc. is at the forefront of enhancing this crucial aspect with its CONNECT solutions. By reducing […]

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Navigating the azure waters of Bristol Bay, Alaska, commercial fishermen normally engage in an intricate dance with the elements and the sea’s bountiful offerings. In this breathtaking yet challenging environment, technology becomes an essential lifeline, with devices such as ICOM‘s handheld radios serving as the indispensable backbone of communication. As we journey into the […]

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High-tech gadgets and digital communication devices are at the forefront of today’s entertainment. It may surprise some but radio, a century-old technology, remains a vital tool in live entertainment production. The ability to facilitate real-time, multi-department communication has made radio an integral part of this industry. As the entertainment world continues to evolve, the […]

ham radio
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YouTuber, Ham Radio DX, gives an insider look at this year’s three-day Dayton Hamvention. He highlighted the fun activities at the event, which featured a vibrant exhibition area showcasing the latest equipment, including products from Icom, and technology solutions, along with educational programs and expert-led sessions on various topics. Ham Radio DX also captured […]

Icom Celebrates
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On this 4th of July, Icom celebrates the spirit of freedom. Together, we honor the values that make our nation extraordinary. We are proud to be a trusted member in communication as we take a nostalgic look back at how our radios have connected Americans all over the country for decades. Icom wishes you a […]

radio communication
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Staying in constant radio communication during an event, be it sports, entertainment, or tradeshow, is integral to flawless performance. And, if things start becoming unhitched, communication at the ready will get things back on track in a hurry. Nearly three-quarters of event organizers leverage event-specific radio communication technology, such as mobile communication devices, Radio […]

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The annual Dayton Hamvention is the largest amateur radio event in the country. It brings together hundreds of vendors, showcases thousands of exhibits, and connects dozens of amateur radio enthusiasts from all over. The three-day event, from May 19-21, was at the Greene County Expo Center in Xenia, Ohio.  At this year’s show there […]

radio communications
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In an increasingly interconnected world, the enduring value of radio communications cannot be understated. Radios can be a lifeline during outdoor adventures, on-site business operations, or even in emergency situations. Leading the charge in this field is Icom, a globally recognized manufacturer of wireless communication products. While technology continues to advance, Icom has demonstrated […]

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As the rhythms of daily life ebb and flow, there comes a moment each year when the nation collectively slows its pace to remember and honor the indelible sacrifice of our military men and women–Memorial Day. Jim Hanshaw, Icom’s South Central Territory Manager, shares that this isn’t simply a day off from work, a […]

Hobbyists

youth amateur radio
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Youth amateur radio is alive, well, and thriving in Hungary. The final day of the YOTA Hungary 2023 camp saw participants embarking on a culturally enriching expedition from Győr to Budapest. The youngsters, divided into groups, explored iconic landmarks like the gothic Matthias Church and the 19th-century Liberty Bridge, with the journey fostering a […]

hamvention 2023 interviews
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The world of amateur radio is one that never ceases to evolve and inspire and Hamvention 2023, a renowned international event for radio amateurs, brought together some of the most passionate and innovative minds in the field. At the event, amateur radio enthusiasts discussed the significant surge in the popularity of home radio operations […]

Ham Radio DX on Evolution of Icom's Products
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As the world moves forward in the digital age, technology that holds roots in the past continues to make an impact, and the evolution of Icom’s products is a major part of that. Amateur radio, often referred to as “ham radio,” is one such technology. Despite the rise of contemporary communication modes, ham radio […]

Amateur Radio Hobbyist Steve McGrane
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Amateur radio, affectionately known as “ham radio,” is a rapidly evolving technology that holds a special place for any amateur radio hobbyist around the globe. Today, with brands like Icom introducing groundbreaking features and capabilities in their products, the interest in this hobby has surged. The American Radio Relay League (ARRL) reported significant growth in […]

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Because today is all about digital communication and social media, the allure of amateur radio may seem anachronistic to some. Yet for enthusiasts like Jackson Mettler, it represents a world of curiosity, learning, and community. From childhood walkie-talkie games to founding his high school’s first amateur radio club and dreams of a career in […]

parachuting and radio
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In the thrilling world of amateur radio, enthusiasts like Carlos Felix Ortiz / KD9OLN are pushing the boundaries of the hobby to new heights—quite literally. Carlos combines his passions for parachuting and radio communication, creating one of the most unique ham radio broadcasts available. Why does he do it? Thrill seekers don’t answer why’s; […]

Partners

Icom partners with EPCOM
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In the rapidly evolving world of radio communication, partnerships are essential to foster growth and meet the increasing market demands. Recently, Icom America announced its collaboration with EPCOM, aiming to expand its reach across the US. The video discussion features Jim Hanshaw, South Central Territory Manager at Icom; Mario Lopez, a Branch Manager at […]

PCI Race Radios
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PCI Race Radios and Icom know if a driver wants to win an off-road race, they must have a state-of-the-art communication system. And poor communication can cost a driver more than a win; it could make the difference between finishing a race or a DNF. Icom, a leading communication solutions provider, and PCI Race […]

Podcast

offshore racing
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This episode of the “Radios in Action” podcast delves into the world of P1 Offshore Racing. Ray Novak, the Senior Sales manager at Icom dives deep with Michelle Petro, the Director of Operations at P1 Offshore Racing, and Dale Owens, who oversees radio communications for the organization on the show. They explore how critical […]

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Healthcare technological innovations are crucial in transforming today’s medical landscape. In a recent episode of Icom’s Podcast “Radios in Action”, Host, Jon Paul Beauchamp, the Senior Sales Manager at Icom joins forces with Brian Urban, the Director of Innovation and Emerging Markets at FinThrive to explore the transformative impact of technology on healthcare. Urban […]

Lake Powell
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Delving into the serene beauty of Lake Powell, the Icom Podcast “Radios in Action” pairs the thrill of personal watercraft adventures with the crucial use of marine radios. Host Ray Novak and Bob Reed, the Manager of Up Lake Adventures, discuss the enthralling experiences offered by Up Lake Adventures in Utah’s majestic landscapes. In […]

shaping today’s minds
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In honor of National STEM Day on November 8, 2023, Icom America sheds light on amateur radio’s role in shaping today’s minds. The emphasis on Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) education has never been more crucial. With the rapid advancements in technology and the increasing demand for innovative minds in the workforce, STEM […]

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In recent years, with a significant uptick in school-related incidents, the conversation surrounding safety protocols within educational institutions has surged. Since Columbine, there have been 304 fatal school shootings. This trend demands a pivotal question: How are we equipping our students and educators to face these imminent threats, and is there a more effective […]

data + comms
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In today’s fast-paced digital age, the seamless integration of data and comms is paramount. As industries evolve, efficient and effective operation centers are becoming increasingly crucial. A recent report revealed that the demand for command-and-control centers will surge through the end of the decade. These critical settings rely heavily on well-engineered video displays for […]

data aggregation
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The interlinking of data aggregation and global connectivity in today’s fast-paced digital age highlights the importance of events data and communication devices in various industries. Large organizations, from casinos to the Department of Defense, increasingly rely on radios and data technology to streamline operations and enhance communication. With a staggering number of institutions, including […]

traditional radio systems
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In an era where Digital communication may be king of the Pro AV world, one should not overlook the importance of traditional radio systems in the professional audio and video industry. The growth of interconnectivity propels the need for reliable, efficient, and versatile communication tools. Radio systems play a crucial role in ensuring smooth […]