The IC-F1000, IC-F1000S and IC-F1000T are VHF radios that share the same basic functionality and features. The basic model offers 16 channels, while the S and T models offer 128 channels and an LCD display. The S model benefits from a simplified keypad, while the IC-F1000T has a full keypad with number buttons.
The other three radios, named IC-F2000, IC-F2000S and IC-F2000T, are all UHF radios. They follow the same pattern of features as the IC-F1000 range; 16 channels for the basic model, and 128 channels for the S and T variants. Again, you’ll notice that there is a simple keypad on the S variant, and a full keypads on the T variant.
Across all six Icom radios, the other features remain consistent. There’s a motion sensor that triggers Man Down alerts, and it can also send an alarm if the user starts running. There’s an escalating alarm, and a silent mode that prevents unwanted noise from the radio. Each unit automatically encrypts communications, so a casual listener cannot tune in and listen to what is being said. All six models have a slim design, with each radio measuring less than 25mm in thickness. The radios also weigh just 240g, so they’re comfortable in the hand.
With the power saving mode, you’ll get up to 14 hours’ use on one charge, and every radio is IP67 rated – ensuring it’s completely dustproof and waterproof. All radios in the range can tolerate being submersed up to 1 metre, for a maximum period of 30 minutes, without damage to the unit.
If you’re thinking about purchasing one of these Icom two way radios we’ll help you consider all the subtle differences, so you get precisely the right variant for your needs. For more information, call our friendly team on 0800 0747 312, and discover the benefit of professional licensed radios that support your team in their work.