[amsat-bb] Re: [VHF] Re: Icom 451 questions
rnezele1 at rochester.rr.com
Fri Jan 13 05:43:36 PST 2012
I have one of these radios. Had many good years of use. A problem came up as
follows: the frequency of the radio would not change properly when rotating
the tuning knob. I sent the radio in for repair and ICOM sent it back saying
that the decoder chip had failed and they did not have any repair parts any
From: owner-vhf at w6yx.stanford.edu [mailto:owner-vhf at w6yx.stanford.edu] On
Behalf Of STeve Andre'
Sent: Thursday, January 12, 2012 11:23 PM
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Subject: [VHF] Re: [amsat-bb] Icom 451 questions
On 01/12/12 23:19, John Geiger wrote:
> A local friend here has an Icom 451A 70cm all mode which he might sell me.
What is the typical selling price for these rigs? It is in good physical
condition with the mic and power cord. Are there any typical problems that
show up with these rigs as they age, that I should be looking out for?
> 73s John AA5JG
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During my quest for x75 Icom rigs, I was told a few times that
the 471 did not have a service manual, and you had to use a
271 manual for it. Since I have not ever seen one, I tend to
think that is true.
I've only used a 471 once, but I have respect for it. The
larger problem with it may be its age, and getting some of
the specialty ICs could be hard. I seem to remember a few
of them selling on ebay in the $200 area?
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