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IC 718 Modifications ALC

Discussion in 'Amateur Radio Modifications' started by Shadetree Mechanic, May 9, 2020.

  1. Shadetree Mechanic

    Shadetree Mechanic 808 On The North Side of Dover

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  2. kopcicle

    kopcicle Sr. Member

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    +1 for the gang @ amfone!
     
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  3. Rwb

    Rwb Sr. Member

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    you got that right kop
     
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  4. Robalo

    Robalo Well-Known Member

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    I been hunting that one too
     
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  5. tecnicoloco

    tecnicoloco Tweaknician in Training

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    Is been around for about 5 or 6 years Robalo
     
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  6. Captain Kilowatt

    Captain Kilowatt Professional Amateur
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    Indeed it has. It has even been discussed here on this site. Somewhere. Sometime.
     
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  7. groundwire

    groundwire Well-Known Member

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    Its been around waaaaay longer than that. Im really surprised icom hasn't discontinued it already, amazing. Ps the yaesu ft-891 will eat that radio alive for about the same price
     
  8. Slowmover

    Slowmover Sr. Member

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    There are trade-offs. Read the IC-718 catalog description.

    $560 at DX-E.
    FR-891 $610

    These aren’t $1,900 radios.
    Get one of each to suit.

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  9. NightOwl3261

    NightOwl3261 Active Member

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    Ya it will eat it for lunch, or have you crash in the car in front you you while trying to change settings on a 90% menu driven radio. Wait what? How is it I switch to lower SSB buried deep in this menu?
    Bang.... just slammed into a family of 4....

    No wonder that sorry excuse for a radio (ft-891) sells for $600, Its a freaking ipad with finals and a microphone.
     
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  10. kopcicle

    kopcicle Sr. Member

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    im suprized some lawmaker hasnt stepped in on menu driven radios in vehicles.
    Im about to install my tw 4000a in my pickup over menues,got another spotted im thinking of getting n rejuvinating to put in the kenworth i drive.
    That be cool a kenwood in a kenworth
     
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  12. Bow

    Bow Bastard Modulation Engineering

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    I never got that to work to produce Positive modulation.

    It seems where ever you set the carrier power, and the Audio level, the radio still downward modulates the carrier when audio is applied.

    I have had the same IC-718 since 2002... great basic rig, use to run one Mobile too... before my old truck got totaled... the newer truck doesn't have the room in it
     
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    543_Dallas Sr. Member

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    Good to see you pop in Bow.
     
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  14. w9cll

    w9cll W9WDX Amateur Radio Club Member

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    It all depends on what your requirements are, I wouldn't give a dime for 891, too small, the screen is too small, too much can fail on it. The 718 is a single purpose radio, it dies you loose HF, the 891 dies you loose everything. The 718 is larger, the screen is larger, there is less to fail.
     

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