Icom’s ID-50A Brings the Fun of the D-STAR Experience

KIRKLAND, Wash. (August 2023) – Enhance your QSO experience with Icom’s newest VHF/UHF handheld, the ID-50A. This compact, entry-level D-STAR dual-bander is a perfect introduction to the world of ham radio operation.

The ID-50A gives hours of fun and enjoyment working your favorite bands. Beginners will love the easy D-STAR settings, band scope with waterfall display, Share Picture function (requires ST-ID50A/W app), Dualwatch, FM mode, and more. The ID-50A also uses the same optional accessories as the ID-52A, ID-51A, and ID-31A series radios.

In 2021, Icom’s ID-52A was the first handheld amateur radio with a full-color, 2.3-inch waterfall display, and the ability to send photos over D-STAR with a connected Android device. Carrying these features forward in a cost-effective, entry-level model for novices proves that Icom leads the amateur industry and welcomes newcomers to share in this incredible hobby.

While Icom’s handheld product line looks full, we are missing an IC-W32A-type product. The ID-50A closely resembles the IC-W32A with the analog feature sets and the addition of D-STAR features seen in higher-end products such as the ID-52A. The ID-50A is your perfect travel companion.

Icom is dedicated to designing and manufacturing the best amateur radio equipment on the market. Hams worldwide choose Icom products for their legendary durability, quality, and ease of use. Visit our website for more information about our Amateur products and view our trade show schedule. Follow Icom America on Facebook and LinkedIn.

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