Re: So . . .
Colin - I agree. While the EU situation does not affect me I have wondered why the EU went out alone too.
Regarding others comments about the Icom 402 I think if one went into it one would find that it is a little more complicated than just a rearrangement of the firmware cloning and also involves hardware changes. As said before I have no desire to look through the European requirements but there are a whole fleet of radios similar to the 402 in the rest of the world (the Standard Horizon ones are one example only) and to the best of my knowledge, none, or if any very few, have rejigged their sets for the European market.
Perhaps instead of beating Jon up, people should be congratulating Icom for giving it a go. As far as I can see, no other (or not many) of the non European manufacturers are.
On several occasions I have worked with clients wishing to sell their (non radio) products into the EU. On all of those occasions the decision was, after investigation, that the world was a big enough market without the EU and it was not worth the trouble to meet the EU requirements. Don't kick me, I am not critising, just giving it as it happens.
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