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Major Product Launches from Icom (UK) Ltd at the PFA Rally 2000 (Stand 284-285)

Radio communications company Icom (UK) Ltd is showing their latest range of Airband receivers and transceivers at the PFA International Air Rally 2000. The company has lined up previews of not one, but two major products, which the company feels, will give the airband customer enhanced choice and greater value. These new products are the IC-A110EURO mobile transceiver and the IC-446S licence-free handheld transceiver.

The IC-A110EURO Air-band transceiver is a ground based mobile transceiver that is capable of being installed in most vehicles and is especially aimed at airport support staff. The IC-A110EURO continues the traditions of high quality engineering expected from Icom and features a front mounted speaker capable of producing audio output power of 1.5W. A robust design and a clear LCD with up a 7-character display complete the package.

The IC-446S PMR446 transceiver is the newest addition to the company's licence free product range. It is remarkable for two reasons. Firstly it is extremely compact in size with a neat foldaway antenna that makes it ideal for a wide range of applications and uses including communications around an airfield. Secondly, it is a great way to stay in touch and unlike cellular telephones, airtime is completely FREE!

Icom (UK) Ltd will also be displaying their current range of products including the IC-R2 & IC-R10 handheld receivers and the IC-PCR100 & IC-PCR1000 PC-based scanners. Icom will be also showing their world famous IC-A3E and IC-A22E airband transceivers. These transceivers have both been in the news throughout the year. The IC-A3E, for instance, may have helped England’s bid to host the 2006 Football World Cup. At short notice, they were supplied to RAF Northolt and then used to relay essential information for the helicopter transfer of the FIFA Inspection Team, in and out of London’s Wembley Stadium.

Icom aviation products have also come to the rescue of British adventurer David Hempleman-Adams in his epic record-breaking open basket balloon voyage across the Arctic Circle. At short notice, the company supplied equipment including the IC-A3E, IC-A22E and the IC-M710 GMDSS HF marine transceiver. Both airband transceivers were used as important backup for communications during the flight.

Icom was also quick to react to the growing catastrophe in Mozambique and supplied the RNLI (Royal National Lifeboat Institution) with a consignment of eight IC-A3E VHF handheld radios. These were used as an important communications link within the relief teams that were organised. The radios allowed the RNLI to work in conjunction with the South African Airforce, allowing them to communicate with their own fleet of helicopters.

Over the last 12 years Icom have provided airband radio communication equipment that has become popular with general enthusiasts and professional pilots alike. As a way of thanking their loyal band of customers for making Icom receivers and transceivers the number one choice in the market place, the company is offering its customers free radio checks on all Icom airband handheld transceivers. For customers with older Icom transceivers the company is also offering a 760-channel upgrade.

Remarking on the strength of this years Icom airband range, Ian Lockyer, Marketing Executive at Icom (UK) Ltd said, ' The customer will get one of the first glimpses of Icom's latest products. I am sure that the IC-A110EURO and the IC-446S are going to become as popular, if not more popular, than previous models.'

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