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Author Topic: Like VHF/UHF? Check out the new Icom IC-9700  (Read 11986 times)
N4UE
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« on: September 02, 2017, 10:05:30 AM »

This radio will really upset 'ole FLQ who hates anything newer than his stump trained sheep. ha ha

Plus, all the dummies who dislike the IC-7300 because they don't know what an RF Gain control or Attenuator does. "too much gain", etc. SMH
Really sad to see the dumbing down of Amateur Radio.....

This radio will be yet ANOTHER game change for Icom.......

ron
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« Reply #1 on: September 02, 2017, 10:24:57 AM »

I hope so Ron.
However this is only a prototype and it MAY not go into production.
I certainly am interested as there are no new multi-mode V/UHF radios being made and second hand ones are fetching new prices.
With the exception of the IC9100 all the "shack in a box" radios are built down to a price IMHO.

Over here LAM (A dealer in Barnsley) have put an order in already.
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« Reply #2 on: September 02, 2017, 05:44:05 PM »

Looks great!  It has dual receivers ....  the display shows 2 VFOs and the Main and Sub knobs can be seen on the left of the display, like a mini-9100.  But no satellite button for VFO tracking, unless that is in a menu, and I hope it can do full duplex for satellites.  Same size as the IC-7300 so it is more portable than the big IC-9100.

73, Ed VE3WGO

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« Reply #3 on: September 03, 2017, 01:26:27 AM »

Looks very good, I hope they pay attention to giving it cleaner ssb transmit performance at least as good as my old TS700 or the IC-275.
Go on Icom, you can can do it..!
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« Reply #4 on: September 03, 2017, 11:26:56 AM »

Hi. I KNEW they could do it. If they can make a 706g and 7000, that go from 1.8 to 432MHz, back 'in the day'......
I bought the 706g and the 756PRO both when they were first announced (on different) trips to Toyko.
I was told by several, if I wanted a DC-Daylight radio to get a 9100.
Sorry, but once you use a 'fish finder', it's difficult to go back. ha ha

I enjoy my 7300 but want a larger format. Since the 9700 is based on the 7300, it could easily replace my 271 and 471.
And yes, I do have (and enjoy) all my other brands/models........

ron
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« Reply #5 on: September 04, 2017, 09:56:57 PM »

Will 1.2ghz come standard with the radio, or will it be an optional module?

73 John AF5CC
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« Reply #6 on: September 05, 2017, 02:03:26 AM »

I believe it is standard, might be wrong
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« Reply #7 on: September 05, 2017, 05:47:04 AM »

So does this come with 220 MHz ? Or will Icom (like all the other manufacturers) continue to 'forget' that this band exists?

Sure they make 220 Mhz FM HT's, but what about SSB/CW rigs ? No manufacturer produce an SSB/CW 220 mhz? You mean to tell me that the North American market isn't big enough to include 220 mhz in these multi-band, multi-mode radios? 70 Mhz is not a ham band here in the U.S. but yet there are multi mode rigs that over 70 Mhz, so why is 220 Mhz excluded?
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« Reply #8 on: September 05, 2017, 06:06:24 AM »

Probably because 70MHz is close enough to 50MHz so a tweak of the low pass filters and the VFO isn't too big a job?
Just guessing
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« Reply #9 on: September 05, 2017, 01:13:56 PM »

So does this come with 220 MHz ? Or will Icom (like all the other manufacturers) continue to 'forget' that this band exists?

Sure they make 220 Mhz FM HT's, but what about SSB/CW rigs ? No manufacturer produce an SSB/CW 220 mhz? You mean to tell me that the North American market isn't big enough to include 220 mhz in these multi-band, multi-mode radios? 70 Mhz is not a ham band here in the U.S. but yet there are multi mode rigs that over 70 Mhz, so why is 220 Mhz excluded?

Some Chinese quad band rigs have 220
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« Reply #10 on: September 06, 2017, 08:08:49 AM »

There is a Ethernet (RJ-45) connector on the rear panel of the IC-9700 prototype under the 2M "UHF" antenna connector, according to the early photos we see and it is called "LAN" on the connector field label. 

That's a relatively new thing to see on commercially made ham radios, and usually only on high end models such as IC-7700, IC-7850/1, IC-7610, Kenwood TS-990S, Yaesu FTDX-9000, and all Flex-6x00 models.   Other than those particular radios, it seems pretty rare, even now. We see USB almost every new radio, but Ethernet LAN is still rare.  Elecraft K3S uses RJ-45 for Rs-232  Angry

I guess remote operation capability may be what Icom has in mind?

73, Ed VE3WGO

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« Reply #11 on: September 06, 2017, 11:32:06 AM »


............all the dummies who dislike the IC-7300 because they don't know what an RF Gain control or Attenuator does. ..........

                

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« Reply #12 on: September 07, 2017, 06:08:04 PM »

according to this report (which may only be speculative), the IC-9700 with two receivers will be able to operate in satellite mode.  I would assume that means full duplex satellite.

http://www.fbnews.jp/201709/news04/news_en.pdf

73, Ed VE3WGO
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N4UE
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« Reply #13 on: September 09, 2017, 12:47:21 PM »

Hi Ed. Here in the USA, DXEngineering is already taking pre-orders. Initially, it was listed as
HF+6M, 2, 432, 1296.
They were quickly corrected.

73

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« Reply #14 on: September 10, 2017, 09:45:36 PM »

So does this come with 220 MHz ? Or will Icom (like all the other manufacturers) continue to 'forget' that this band exists?

Sure they make 220 Mhz FM HT's, but what about SSB/CW rigs ? No manufacturer produce an SSB/CW 220 mhz? You mean to tell me that the North American market isn't big enough to include 220 mhz in these multi-band, multi-mode radios? 70 Mhz is not a ham band here in the U.S. but yet there are multi mode rigs that over 70 Mhz, so why is 220 Mhz excluded?

Some Chinese quad band rigs have 220

Can you share any model numbers that have 220?
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