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Icom America Releases ID-51A PLUS Handheld Amateur Radio


Icom America announces the ID-51A PLUS handheld, now available for purchase from an Authorized Icom Amateur Dealer. This "Plus" version builds upon the company's ID-51A model and features enhanced options for digital operation and compatibility with the RS-MS1A free Android™ application. The new ID-51A PLUS VHF/UHF dual band transceiver has a retail price of $492.00.

Icom's ID-51A PLUS handheld radio retains features found in the popular ID-51A model. The compact, waterproof dual bander delivers D-STAR operation, integrated GPS, an independent AM/FM receiver and V/V, U/U, V/U Dualwatch. Advanced functionality found in the "Plus" version includes:

  • RS-MS1A Android™ Application: The RS-MS1A free download allows users to connect their Android™ device to the ID-51A PLUS via optional OPC-2350LU cable (required accessory). Access to repeater site locations and exchange text/picture messages.
  • Faster data transfer in DV mode: The ID-51A PLUS transfers data 3.5 times faster than in conventional DV mode (with voice), which allows for quick transmission of images between the radio and an Android device.
  • Additional Dplus reflector link commands: These link commands are added to the DR function, permitting simple multiple repeater connection from the reflector.
  • DV and FM repeater search: This function looks for early analog FM repeaters as well as DV repeaters using the built-in GPS and repeater memories.

A complete list of enhanced functions can be obtained on the ID-51A PLUS product page.

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