Gary, ZS6YI's IC-R9500 Interior Views

Fig.1: The die-cast alloy chassis.
Fig.1: The die-cast alloy chassis. Photo: ZS6YI.
 

Fig.2: Partial interior view.

Fig.2: Partial interior view. Photo: ZS6YI.
 

Fig.3: Interior top view.

Fig.3: Interior top view. Photo: ZS6YI.
 

Fig.4: Top side interior view.

Fig.4:Fig.4: Top side interior view. Photo: ZS6YI.
 

Fig.5: Front top view (top cover removed, shields in place.)

Fig.5: Front top view (top cover removed, shields in place.)  Photo: ZS6YI.
 

Fig.6: Front view (top cover removed, shields in place.).

Fig.6: Front view (top cover removed, shields in place.)  Photo: ZS6YI.
 

Fig.7: UT-122 module installed.

Fig.7: UT-122 module installed. Photo: ZS6YI.
Some comments on the pictures:

Installation of the UT-122 APCO P25 digital unit in the IC-R9500 created an opportunity to take some interior photos of the receiver, with the cover removed.

The interior views are fascinating. The heavy duty die-cast chassis on which the electronics are mounted is most impressive. The workmanship is out of this world.

It is evident that the castings in the Icom receiver are of top quality; they fit accurately onto the chassis. This is NOT easily achieved.

Icom must have spent a fortune tooling up for this receiver. Perhaps this is one of the the reasons why it is so expensive.

Read additional comments in my User Review.

73 De Gary ZS6YI

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