I'm trying to identify this Icom portable radio. Unfortunately, the picture is in a quite a bad shape.

Does someone know the model number?

Icom radio

Thank you!

  • $\begingroup$ The Icom America Headquarters Office is five minutes from my house -- actually, probably 3 minutes. They have a display, sort of like a museum of old rigs, in their main lobby and I know they have old radios going back 30 years plus. They may have something that looks like this. Unfortunately, this is Sunday and tomorrow I am away for most of the day. But, I will try and get over there and look if someone else does not answer first. Their location: Kirkland, Washington. $\endgroup$
    – K7PEH
    Commented Mar 28, 2016 at 0:43
  • $\begingroup$ It could be an ancestor of the IC-V80 line of HTs. $\endgroup$
    – K7PEH
    Commented Mar 28, 2016 at 0:45
  • $\begingroup$ It looks similar to an IC-V8. $\endgroup$
    – rclocher3
    Commented Mar 28, 2016 at 16:37
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    $\begingroup$ The 4 buttons (P1-P4) make me think it's a land mobile radio. It could be the Icom F1000 or F3230 except the antenna's on the wrong side. $\endgroup$ Commented Mar 28, 2016 at 20:22
  • $\begingroup$ The Icom IC-F3 (amateur radio) HT also has P1 - P4 buttons as shown in the OP's post but it also has two up/down buttons just to the left of the screen. And, the OP's image post shows some shadowy buttons to the left of the screen on careful inspection. $\endgroup$
    – K7PEH
    Commented Mar 29, 2016 at 23:32

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I went to the Icom America Headquarters office in Kirkland to look over the wall of history of a sampling of their amateur radio gear. This model shown below in the photo is the closest in appearance to the photo posted by the OP. It is an Icom IC-F3, first released in 1997.

Icom IC-F3

The OP's image of the HT appears to be a derivative of the IC-F3 called the IC-F3GS. Here is an image of the IC-F3GS. It seems to have the right body shape as the OP's photo as well as the up/down arrow design. Even though the up/down arrow buttons to the left of the screen are hard to make out, if you zoom in the OP's image you will be able to see the buttons.

Icom IC-F3GS


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