Thanks much for replying, great to hear from you!!!
Recommend you confirm with the manufacturer that the radio can be modified for out of amateur band operation.
Yes, indeed, I found an easy MARS mod for the 7600
and will have to check with Gigaparts or Icom to make
sure same is true for the new model when it comes out.
If the 7600
supports the SignalLink USB
sound cards, then perhaps the various PSK and other
required digital modes can be achieved. Rumor is, from
what I've been told, that the new 7610 is a vastly
improved 7600. Unfortunately the specs are not
yet available, as far as I can tell.
Big time 73, Paul