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Icom IC-7300 HF Transceiver Review

Discussion in 'Product Reviews' started by Moleculo, Apr 3, 2016.

  1. RatsoW8

    RatsoW8 Supporting Member, W9WDX ARC Member - WD8T

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    Can you post a link where I can read more about it? Didn't find much even on the 7300 yahoo group.


     

  2. sp5it

    sp5it Master of puppets

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  3. jon666

    jon666 Well-Known Member

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    i bought one about a week ago. its still in the box. having a hard time letting go of my kenwood. i just cant seem to put it in the box. the kenwood ts2000 was my first ham radio. shack in a box. got it when i passed the test. but ill get around it i guess.
     
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  4. Ranch55

    Ranch55 Active Member

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    I have been using my IC-7300 for almost a year now. It is a very good radio.
     
  5. jon666

    jon666 Well-Known Member

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    do you get 100 watts out on ssb.
    ive heard people complain they are only getting like 30-35 watts out on ssb
     
  6. ShadeTreeMechanic

    ShadeTreeMechanic 808 On The North Side of Dover

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    Maybe set them up side by side for a while? I would just use the both of them.
     
  7. jon666

    jon666 Well-Known Member

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    great idea thanks. im going to do that. if i have enough room on my desk
     
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  8. ShadeTreeMechanic

    ShadeTreeMechanic 808 On The North Side of Dover

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    If there's room for one, there's room for two. I have a hard time letting stuff go too, so I don't. LOL
     
  9. jon666

    jon666 Well-Known Member

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    yes i would never sell my kenwood. its the radio that got me into ham radio
     
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  10. tba02

    tba02 WOOF

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    I have no problem getting 100 watts output on two of them.
    I had one time when it was 90 watts but I was running about 16 feet of power feed cable and there was too great a voltage/current drop (It was just doing a quick connect/setup to test something and didn't feel like dismantling everything, hence long cables).
     
  11. Ranch55

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    Yes, that is a common complaint, and it is accurate.
    Maximum AM dead key on my 7300 is 30 watts. It will "swing" up to 75~80 wattson AM.
    Full power on SSB, it will put out 135 plus watts. I normally run mine at 50%~80% power output.
    Putting the radio into technician service mode allows the factory settings to be adjusted. The radio can be adjusted to output 150 plus watts, but I do not have it adjusted that high.
     
  12. jon666

    jon666 Well-Known Member

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    thanks
     
  13. jon666

    jon666 Well-Known Member

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    how do i get the radio into technician service mode .
    and what do i have to change to get a 100 watts on ssb. right now im getting 35 watts on ssb on my pep meter.
    thanks sorry so many questions
     
  14. tba02

    tba02 WOOF

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    Before you go into service mode,
    Switch to CW mode.
    Enable the internal mic to key the radio -
    - Press Menu / Keyer
    - Long press Edit/Set, then CW-Key Set
    - MIC Up/Down Keyer = ON
    - Key Type = Straight
    Exit the Menu, use the Down button on the mic to send a tone (RF Power = 100%) into a dummy load
    What does the meter show (and what meter are you using) ?
     
  15. jon666

    jon666 Well-Known Member

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    meter shows 35 watts on ssb on my mfj peak reading meter.
    dont know the model #
    thanks
     
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