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Icom releases the new IC-7610 at the Tokyo HAM Fair

Mudfoot

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With all the improvements and advances in SDR, I think we're in for a revolution in transceivers over the next several years.

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Brett

I had a Flex 1500. I really liked it, but I wanted more. The 3000 was only thing my wallet could tolerate, but that lame Firewire interface killed the deal. Now, Flex caters to rich hams by not offering a budget model. Rigs like the 7300 and 7610 will definitely compete with Flex, except with fanboys, which Flex has many.
 
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2RT307

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I had a Flex 1500. I really liked it, but I wanted more. The 3000 was only thing my wallet could tolerate, but that lame Firewire interface killed the deal. Now, Flex caters to rich hams by not offering a budget model. Rigs like the 7300 and 7610 will definitely compete with Flex, except with fanboys, which Flex has many.
I considered buying a 3000... these days they are pretty cheap. But you are spot on, the Firewire thing killed it for me, too. I'm happy with my FTdx3000 and RSP1 setup anyway. :)

73,
Brett
 

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  • @ ButtFuzz:
    on the connector with the green wire, if you short that to a nearby black wire, the power supply will turn on. (for use as a bench supply or whatever)
  • @ ButtFuzz:
    And IIRC, the purple wire is -12VDC, but that is from memory and it does not serve.
  • @ ButtFuzz:
    So if you need, say, 7v, connect + to the Yellow wire and - to the Red wire.
  • @ ButtFuzz:
    or or you need 9v connect + to the yellow wire and - to the orange wire. note: not all PSU's have the orange wire nowadays, as many manufactures had the voltage regulation on the motherboard, and all the power supply gives is 12 vdc
  • @ BJ radionut:
    Thanks ROB will check it out!~!! got to clean the work bench a little make room for that big case :)