Icom launches IC-F29SR licence free professional two-way radio

Hand portable radio is the latest in Icom’s IC-F1000/F2000 series of radios, which feature IP67 protection levels and 21 hours of operating time

Icom launches IC-F29SR licence free professional two-way radio

Icom has introduced its new IC-F29SR professional grade walkie talkie. The IC-F29SR is the latest in a series of professional licence free radios from teh company.

The IC-F29SR is based on Icom’s new family of professional two-way radios called the IC-F1000/F2000 series, which feature a slim, compact body whilst retaining a robust structure, and are waterproof and dust resistant to IP67 protection rating.

There are just three controls: transmit button, volume control and rotary channel selector. This simple interface makes it ideal for high turnover environments and shift work where the radio is often passed from person to person.

The standard BC-279 Li-ion battery provides up to 21 hours of operating time and is a 1485mAh Lithium Ion battery pack. A fast charger is supplied as standard and this minimises down time by returning the radio to service rapidly. A single charge will last an entire shift and more.

Other useful features include a smart ring function which checks whether the radio is in communication range with a ringer sound. The IC-F29SR also has a built-in inversion voice scrambler ensuring private conversation.

Ian Lockyer, marketing manager for Icom UK, said: 'We are excited to be able to bring this new radio to business users. It is extremely compact, simple to use and offers high performance at a great price. The waterproof and dustproof protection provides extra reliability for business users.'

The large 36mm speaker of the radio provides clear companded 800 mW (typical with internal speaker) audio to a radio operator working in noisy environments.

The Call-Ring function can be used to call receivers with a ringer tone. Ten different ring patterns can be selected. The Smart-Ring function checks whether the receiver is in communication range with a ringer sound. The built-in inversion voice scrambler provides private conversation. Up to 16 codes are selectable.

The user programmable CTCSS and DTCS codes can be used for group call. Users will only send a call to specified group members using the same tone and same channel.

Other features
• Low battery alert
• Time-out-timer function
• Monitor function
• Siren alarm function
• Surveillance function
• Key lock function
• Microphone gain level adjustment
• Power on scan function
• Three programmable buttons
• PC programmable.

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