The ICOM IC-2000H is a VHF only FM rig, incorporating a general coverage VHF receiver from 118MHz – 174Mhz.
The rig features digital display, three power settings (5,10,50W, front panel programming of memory and scan channels, together with repeater offset and CTCSS tone encoding.
Given my interest in aviation and emergency services, the rig is mainly used to monitor AM aircraft transmissions in the 118MHz – 136MHz spectrum and VHF transmissions in the State VHF emergency management spectrum between 162 and 166MHz.
Given the rig has a broadband receiver, it is susceptible to pager interference on the amateur 2 metre band as the Victorian Statewide CFA/SES paging system is a simulcast system, using high power in the 148MHz spectrum, just above the 2 metre band.
The IC2000H is currently being used in my prime motor vehicle with a 1/2 wave whip on the rear right of the car. Despite its age (purchased new in 1993) the radio is performing extremely well. This was an excellent purchase 20 years ago!!
Notwithstanding that limitation the rig has and continues to be value for money and fit for purpose.