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I have the dsp module installed, a Radio Shack Discone antenna about 25′ in the air and I can listen to anything I want short wave, music, news, utilities, ham radio. They seemed to be aimed at HF listening. I find that this one’s a specialist rig, showing it’s finest qualities in some jobs, and giving you the Fickle Finger in others! Diplexers and such are needed if one does not like continuously changing antennas.
I’m thinking of taking it to the next hamfest and seem how many different simplex frequencies it will log. Something that provides a REAL signal to this rig, like an 80 metre dipole, is going to send the front end into absolute conniption fits on HF The only cure for this one is to shut things down and start over again. Audio is good but you must run the system into a seperate powered speaker system. I have owned the PCR for nearly 2. Have had mine for a few months.
Lack of RF control results in overload ICOM probably should not have included an antenna at all with the system; it really needs an external if not outdoor antenna. It can scan faster and lock onto tones faster then any other PCR software out there.
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I have had this receiver for two nights. I get the impression it was something that Icom had lying around the warehouse that ic-;cr1000 wanted to get rid of! I didnt do anything out of the ordinary to cause eprom erasure or modification On the other hand, if you connect a REAL antenna to this critter, batten down the hatches!
If your need is for short wave listening, I would not recommend it as it easily gets overloaded ic-pvr1000 strong signals and there is virtually no way to reject unwanted signals. The visualization of the radio and its features on the monitor is a pleasure to use. On the plus side: New to Ham Radio? PC based receivers are a new area for amateur and SWL use, and I imagine the problems with this first generation gear will eventually be resolved.
The software available is “Fair” at ic-pc1000.
The radio can’t be judge on just the radio since you need software to control it. The receiver itself does suffer from the temperature problem described in other reviews, however you could remove this problem by drilling a few holes in the case and fitting a micro fan to disipate the heat out from the ic-cr1000.
The HF Reception is on the poor side. The functionality of the DSP card is excellent reducing noise and pulling those really hard to hear signals out of the noise. One place where I found the PCR to be a standout performer is in chasing weather satellites.
If you have any questions, problems, or suggestions about Reviews, please email your Reviews Manager. I heartily echo the comments of a previous reviewer about the antenna Icom includes in the package This setup combo would be a great monitoring tool for emergencies and drills.
It goes to show that software can change a rating and functionality of a radio. They them seem to be a poor choice for scanning. Loads of features even in the cheap software. Contact the site with comments or questions.
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I have a Kenwood S sitting a few feet away and put an antenna switch box where I could connect various antenna back and forth between the and the Pcr The isnt exactly the greatest thing in the world for ALL band listening but it is better than fair. The PCR has loads of devoted fans, except here.
Having only one antenna connection for such a wideband radio is no less than a sin. I think Icom has done a fine job.
Although it may not be a specialised as one or two of the competitors, it is cheap and flexible enough to give a good overall performance. I recently added the DSP module to the rig, but haven’t yet had much opportunity to play with it. It works fine as a test instrument for tuning up receivers. Besides that, being computer controlled if-pcr1000 essentially unlimited channels, it’s a quite useful tool for serious scanning nuts.
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The computer itself is still completely operational, and it can be easily steered into a controlled shutdown. Last fall I picked up a PCR blackbox receiver.