Another HF/VHF/UHF receiver/scanner from Icom is the latest and greatest. The Icom R8500 can tune AM/AM-N/AM-W/FM/FM-N/WFM/SSB/CW from 0.1-2000 MHz. The HF sensitivity is amazing, so small antennas work without an outboard preamp. The R-8500 is a great receiver, worth the relatively high price.
Getting the most out of your receiver requires some understanding of how to use it. That’s where having the owner’s manual comes in handy. With proper usage, there is less risk of damage, and you’ll learn how to get the most out of it.
Please be sure to read and save the entire manual before setting up or using your IC-R8500. Misuse may result in damage to the unit and/or cause harm or serious injury. Download the manual and save it for future reference.
|Good selectivity on SSB/CW and narrow FM||Poor selectivity on wide FM|
|Three antenna connectors on the back||Low deflection of the S-meter|