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The ID-31E UHF D-STAR Digital Handportable – Good Things do come in Small Packages!

The ID-31E UHF D-STAR Digital Handportable – Good Things do come in Small Packages!

Showing its commitment to D-STAR, Icom have now released its next generation model in the form of the ID-31E UHF D-STAR Digital handportable.

One of the things that instantly strikes you about this new model is how sleek and lightweight it is. But don’t let size fool you...inside the ID-31E is an integrated GPS receiver and fully functional D-Star radio. This gives you the capability to communicate across the globe using the D-Star network but also to track and display GPS information including position, altitude and movement.

So what do you do with all this information and data you are collecting? Well the ID-31E has a micro SD card slot on the side of the radio which allows you to save GPS data, memory channels, D-STAR repeater memories but also voice recordings onto a connected micro SD card. This can then be loaded to your PC for use at a later date.

So how easy is the ID-31E to operate? The modern directional keypad and quick menu button provides quick and intuitive access to many settings which speeds up operation. In addition, several scanning modes are incorporated providing users with easy operation. This can all be easily viewed on the ID-31E’s large dot matrix display.

How easy is it to access D-STAR repeaters? Using the GPS position information, the automatic repeater list function shows nearby D-STAR repeaters and helps you to access nearby D-STAR repeaters, which is quite handy when you take your ID-31Eon your travels.

I want to personalise my settings? The ID-31E comes complete with cloning software which allows you to customise memory channels, D-STAR repeater memories and other settings from a PC. With the optional cloning lead, you can make the radio your own.

So the radio looks good, has fantastic features, but what is the build quality like? This is an Icom radio and can expect the same build quality and reliability you would receive from all our range. The ID-31E has the same waterproof specifications as most Icom marine radios so it won’t let you down, whatever the conditions. It also incorporates a DC power jack so you can simultaneously operate the radio whilst charging the radio.

Ian Lockyer, Marketing Manager of Icom UK said of this new model, ‘D-STAR, GPS receiver, recording functions, scanning and repeater access functions, modern design and controls, waterproof, lightweight and compact …it is certainly true, good things do come in small packages’

The ID-31E will be available from all Authorised Icom Amateur Radio Dealers and benefits from a 2 year warranty.

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