Icom and Kenwood to join forces

It has been a rumor for some time, but now there’s some evidence that Icom and Kenwood are joining forces. Take a look at then new Kenwood TMW-706 and the Icom IC-208H and you will see that it’s the same dual band transceiver.

Kenwood TMW-706

Kenwood TMW-706

Icom IC-208H

Icom IC-208H

 

Download product info here (Icom version): Icom IC-208H PDF

Will Kenwood disappear? Will Icom disappear? New brand names? IcWood? KenCom? Questions, questions, but no answers (yet).

One comment on “Icom and Kenwood to join forces

  1. Actually, I think that is supposed to be a clone of the ID-800, one of Icom’s DSTAR radios. I think it was more of a way for Kenwood to get on the good side of the JARL by selling a DSTAR radio without having to put a lot of time, effort, and money into designing one. Pretty smart, because we still don’t know how well DSTAR will sell with most hams.

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