Once production of the IC-2E ceased, it was cloned by Kenpro as the KT-200, which accepted the same battery packs and accessories.
The Japanese version (denoted as IC-2N) has a number of differences to the European version.
Differences that do not affect operation:
- Supplied with dry cell case instead of rechargeable battery and charger (not a problem as you can fill the dry cell case with NiMH batteries that work better than the old Nicad packs).
Important differences affecting its useability:
- No repeater shift (switch is completely missing from the rear panel).
- 10 KHz channel steps instead of 5 KHz. There is no +5KHz switch (the switch in this position is used to go from a preset frequency of 145.000 to whatever frequency you have set on the thumbwheel switches). This means that you can not use this radio on frequencies like 145.525.
- No toneburst (the volume control does not depress to provide a 1750 hz tone)
This means that you can not use this radio through repeaters.