Dont look at the EU standard as "better" or "bigger" theyre just different in certain parts. While many features are common, the differences wont allow one configuration of radio to satisfy both.

As I said in an earlier reply, the 402 sold by ICOM in the States is probably already EU capable. eg. a configuration setting in the software that's fixed at time of manufacture. The 402 wont be sold here for ages cos of a bad marketing strategy to sell the 401 with its add on DSC100 box.

PS I looked at West's site and they sell the 402 with a basic mic for $169.99 less a $15 rebate !!!!!!

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