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Bridgecom BCM-220

Bridgecom BCM-220

Solidly built single band mobile for 222 MHz bands. Easy to program from the panel and microphone. For the eight channels in use in my region, I did not need the programming cable or software. This unit is used as a base station and replaces a 30 ish year- old Kenwood TM-3530A, which had died again. BCM-220 has great Rx and Tx audio, sensitive receiver, and works well so far. My other option was the TYT TH-9000 single bander. Several of my friends have those and like them, but the very mixed reviews on e-ham and other sites discouraged me from going that route. I have been seeing the Bridgecom ads in QST for quite a while and decided to try this radio out. I think it may be the only one around here, don't know of others yet. I will probably take it to a couple of club meetings to show. Was planning on Elmira Hamfest, as usual, but got sick and stayed home. Heard from friends it was cold, rainy, windy, and under- attended... Too bad... That is the best one around upstate NY these days. 73s
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Great for remote base

Great for remote base

The BCM-220 is well constructed and easy to operate and program. I'm using mine as a remote base radio and it's so easy to interface to a controller using the rear panel DB-9 connector. I'm very pleased with the performance. Additionally, the firmware is easy to upgrade as new features/fixes become available. The best part is the enthusiastic and competent telephone support from BridgeCom. Ron is totally focused on the amateur community and values constructive input. I recommend the BCM-220 without reservation.
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Easy Does it

Easy Does it

We have several makes and models of repeaters out in the field. BCR 50-v by far the easiest to get up and running. We most likely will buy more after we let this one run for a bit.
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MY #1 CHOICE BridgeCom Systems

MY #1 CHOICE BridgeCom Systems

I'm a HAM radio operator and also own a communications retail store in PR and provide communication services to different agencies, both government and private, in the island. We buy a lot of repeaters and have various mountain top tower sites that provide essential repeater coverage. We used to buy all Kenwood repeaters and mayor brand duplexers...
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Still early, short time review.

Still early, short time review.

Not much 220 mobiles around to choose from. My first rig was Kenwood 331A. Since then I have had at least 5 other 220 mobiles. First of all the BCM 220 mobile has no gimmicks or bells or whistles, which I consider a plus.
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