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New Icom IC-9700 2m/440/1.2 All mode Transceiver

Discussion in 'Ham Equipment' started by Moleculo, Jan 15, 2019.

  1. Moleculo

    Moleculo Administrator
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    Icom just released a preview video showcasing the new Icom IC-9700 rig. This thing looks pretty sweet, especially for satellite ops. Icom only has a pre-release brochure out and not all of the features are covered, but I attached it anyway.

    Enjoy the video:



     

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  2. fourstringburn

    fourstringburn W9WDX Amateur Radio Club Member K5KNM

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    When I first seen this radio I thought it would be the updated replacement for the IC-9100 with a color LCD screen.

    That would be nice to see the 9100 updated just like the 7610 with similar features. Maybe that'll be next.

    This would make a fine radio for those wanting just VHF, UHF, and D-star.
     
  3. sp5it

    sp5it Master of puppets

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    I hope it will be less garbage transmitter than ic-910.
    Mike
     
  4. DainBramage

    DainBramage Well-Known Member

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    pretty obvious what market it is aimed at....
     
  5. SIX-SHOOTER

    SIX-SHOOTER Well-Known Member

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    ??? I do NOT see the sudden attraction to Touch Screen Radios??? ICOM just keeps making sure that I will never own another NEW Transceiver with their name on it. I guess all of my future radios will be USED gear. If I were in need of another HF/6 meter base I would buy a used ICOM 7600 but I hope my current 7600 lasts me many more years so it is not an issue for a long long time. I will also keep my ICOM 275A where it is and the ICOM 746. All of them have buttons & knobs & no touch screens & that is AWESOME! . {:>)

    SIX-SHOOTER
     
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  6. sp5it

    sp5it Master of puppets

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    Touch screen in 7610 is just brilliant :) So easy and intuitive to navigate when needed.
    Mike
     
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  7. drgrant

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    I agree with sp5it, they did a decent job on my 7300, it's particularly useful there given the small size of the radio. It's a pretty easy system to master. My only gripe with icom right now is the 7610 build quality is kinda meh, the knobs rotate too freely, I realize that is sort of petty. Plus theres a lot of screen burn and other QC issues going on. The dude at HRO told me when I was buying my 7300 that I made the right choice, because he had to send back a bunch of 7610s recently. It's kind of a shame, because given the 7610s capability its actually an incredible rig for the money... true dual RX, etc. Sounds decent RX/TX too just like the 7300, a little bit better, even on RX...
     
  8. drgrant

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    I had a 910H a few years ago, it was an OK radio, never had any TX problems, but curious why they didn't just make it 100W out on 2M and 440. I think they also should throw a duplexer into the radio with a switch or something, so that you have the choice of separate paths or one path going out.
     
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  9. sp5it

    sp5it Master of puppets

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    You didn't, your radio neighbours did. 910 have trashy transmitter, pain in the ass for UHF/VHF neighbour.
    Mike
     
  10. drgrant

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    Honestly I think only made one or two contacts on VHF SSB on the thing. Most of the time in the northeast 2M/70cm SSB is a ghost town.

    -Mike
     
  11. w9cll

    w9cll W9WDX Amateur Radio Club Member

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    I would rather keep my Kenwood 700sp than buy this thing, it's to computery!!(wait is that a word?). I agree with drgrant, 2m ssb is a ghost town.
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    not my rig...
     
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  12. L2

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    If it's anything like the 7300 it will be a huge success for Icom. I'm betting they will sell a boat load.
     
  13. Mudfoot

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    $1999.95

    Pricey
     
  14. SIX-SHOOTER

    SIX-SHOOTER Well-Known Member

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    If they would release the 9100 with the 7600 screen & not the touch screen BS I would buy one but I have less than Zero interest in any radio with a touch screen. When those screens start failing I want to hear the excuses from all of the companies who pushed them on the consumers who will be stuck with the BIG repair bills.

    SIX-SHOOTER
     
  15. fourstringburn

    fourstringburn W9WDX Amateur Radio Club Member K5KNM

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    Good points,

    At Least the newer 7610 has a video out so you can use an external monitor when the screen burns out.

    I didn't notice a video out on this radio. My Icom 7000 has one and I use it in my mobile and works geat with a cheap 7 inch $40 LCD monitor. You almost need one because of the 2.5 inch screen on the 7000.
     
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