I'm Bob Nagy - AB5N. I, like you, am a owner of the exciting
IC-7000 by Icom.
I have to give it highest ratings across the board
except for one glaring problem, the HM-151 hand microphone - and
it's low output & poor sound quality .
I've solved the problem by engineering an upgrade which gives this
mic the superb audio quality and output you need to make the 7000
really shine! Read on and see if what I am proposing might be just
what you need.
Icom is shipping the 7000 with a Chinese-made
Click here for
info on it if your mic says "Made in China" on the back.
As well, the HM-198 shipped with the IC-7100
works with my type #2 element.
And yes, I'm still doing these upgrades as of Fall 2013.
PS: The HM-133 mic seems to also have low audio when used with some
radios. My element works well in it also. I don't recommend it for
use with D-star radios. Also the IC-7200 & IC-7600's Chinese HM-36 - is muddy. My Type #2 element
works gangbusters in it also. Click here
for my special discount upgrade offer.
Check out my video
testing a new
IC-7000's mic audio levels