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Video/review of the revolutionary Icom-7300 Software defined Export CB

Discussion in 'CB and Export Equipment and Accessories' started by jdobbs2001, Mar 30, 2018.

  1. jdobbs2001

    jdobbs2001 Active Member

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    I have been testing out the Icom IC-7300 Export radio for about 2 weeks now and so far it has impressed me over any other radio I have used. It is the best AM modulation I have heard out of any Export radio that has crossed my bench. Sideband is superb as well Zero drift with its 0.5 PPM TXCO.

    you get brick wall selectivity yet great audio RX no muffled voices. The PA loafs at full power and the temperature of the pills stay nice and cool (you can monitor temp via one of the meters)
    Noise Blanker and Noise reduction is very effective as well, you can pull signals out of the mud no problem.

    Whats amazing is all these features and performance comes in such a small package, its like the size of two cobra 29ltds stacked one on top of each other.

    And finally, once you get your ticket you can go up 1 meter and work 10 meter band or go down 9 meters and work the 20 meter band and talk on the popular 14.313 Mhz frequency. No forklift upgrade required when your needs expand in the future.

    here are two quick videos I did showing some of the features.

    Basic screen in action showing you all kinds of parameters in real time.


    Spectrum and audio modulation scope.



     
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  2. w9cll

    w9cll W9WDX Amateur Radio Club Member

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    You're sticking with your incorrect definition of an export radio, are you?
     
  3. fourstringburn

    fourstringburn W9WDX Amateur Radio Club Member K5KNM

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    Pills for the PA circuit and going up/down in meters for band changing? 14.313?

    Interesting definitions.
     
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  4. undertaker

    undertaker Undertaker

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    That is not an export radio...
     
  5. Blackcat630

    Blackcat630 Sr. Member

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  6. BJ radionut

    BJ radionut Supporting Member and 6m addict

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    [​IMG] Looks to me like his Pwr Supply Suks!
     
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  7. jon666

    jon666 Sr. Member

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    export radio lol
     
  8. w9cll

    w9cll W9WDX Amateur Radio Club Member

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    Watching the video the ALC meter it being pegged... that's got to sound good...not
     
  9. tba02

    tba02 WOOF

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    Actually, those ALC levels are where the 7300 sounds best.
     
  10. w9cll

    w9cll W9WDX Amateur Radio Club Member

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    Really?
     
  11. Riverman71

    Riverman71 Sr. Member

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    It appears to me that it's the power meter pegging, not the ALC. The ALC looks to be peaking in the 80-90% range.

    Although the manual recommends a setting of 30-50%, perhaps jdobbs found a higher setting works better for him, just as tba02 did.
     
  12. Captain Kilowatt

    Captain Kilowatt Professional Amateur
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    Apparently so. Not sure what his problem is but the 7300 is no more an export CB than any other amateur radio. Something must have bitten him at one time and he can't shake the infection. Personally I think it is rather infantile and is wearing thin.
     
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  13. 543_Dallas

    543_Dallas Sr. Member

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    Does Ameritron still sell export amplifiers? One might compliment this radio.
     
  14. tba02

    tba02 WOOF

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    they do, ends in X
     
  15. tba02

    tba02 WOOF

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    Yeah, and actually I looked again (first video) and compression is on, a lot of folks set ALC to 50-75% with compression off.
     

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