Installing an Icom IC 706 MKII G
in a Hummer Wagon
© Copyright 2000 - 2007 Chuck Kopelson 06/27/2000
April 18, 2016
I've been getting a bunch of calls asking "what radio can I get that will do all the frequencies? I don't want to have a CB, UHF/FM and a FRS in my truck cluttering up the cabin". As of this date the best choice is the ICOM. While this radio isn't the only radio that covers these bands it's one of the highest quality and most compact. You don't know the radio is there except for the faceplate which is removable. This radio is a high quality 100 watt SSB (single sideband) shortwave amateur transceiver that takes some know-how to use. This project will cost you less then $2000.
Open Up the Radio
The radio is all mode meaning it will transmit FM, AM, SSB and CW. It outputs 100 watts on side band, 50 watts on FM 2 meter and 25 watts on 70cm (440) and 40 watts on AM (CB).
All amateur radios come set to transmit only on amateur frequencies by law. This radio will cover almost every band imaginable for Amateur, commercial and CB with a small modification. This modification is intended for use in Europe and by Military Affiliate Radio System (MARS) members and now for the new 60 meter ham band.