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Reviews Categories | Transceivers: HF Amateur HF+6M+VHF+UHF models - not QRP <5W | ICOM IC-7610 Help


Reviews Summary for ICOM IC-7610
ICOM IC-7610 Reviews: 3 Average rating: 5.0/5 MSRP: $5,245.00 AUD
Description: NEW ICOM HF Radio IC-7610
Product is in production.
More info: http://www.icomamerica.com/en/products/amateur/hf/7610/default.aspx
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RK3TD Rating: 5/5 Nov 21, 2017 06:16 Send this review to a friend
Awesome!  Time owned: 0 to 3 months
The first thing that comes to mind is a great display!
Imagine almost 4 screens from IC-7300. I have the Flex Maestro and TRXs stands side by side. The difference in the size of the display is not visible.
A great receiver. Independent second receiver. Probably not enough knob for the second receiver, but you can without it.
Perhaps an unusual location of the AF MAIN knob. By habit of IC-7300 the hand reaches for AF SUB knob.
The panel of BANDS switches is made of shiny plastic - it looks beautiful, but remains of fingerprints.
Long tested receiver - did not notice any difference with Flex.
Everything is done at the highest level. If you previously used the IC-7600 or the 756 series, then this is your device!
 
VK4VW Rating: 5/5 Nov 13, 2017 22:23 Send this review to a friend
Excellent transceiver  Time owned: 0 to 3 months
Just put the 7610 in the shack 3 days ago but the improvement over the 7600 and my Kenwood TS-990 I previously had was immediately evident.

Improved signal to noise ratio, recovered audio is far superior and into an external speaker it is magnificent.

I have a lot of noise here at my QTH like most suburban hams and the 50kw solid state broadcast transmitter down the road just adds an other dimension to this challenge. Therefore I was a little concerned that the receiver would struggle, my concerns were unfounded. The 7610 receiver is so much better than the IC-9100 and IC-7300 currently in the shack and a real improvement over the IC-7600 and the Kenwood TS-990 I had until recently.

The screen is very sharp and bright and the resolution is better than I expected. Drives my Expert 1.3K-FA very smoothly, no spikes or overshoot at all.

All the knobs are in the right place and I find using the sub received very easy.

A keeper I am sure.

Thank you for reading.
Cheers
 
VK4SX Rating: 5/5 Nov 12, 2017 21:54 Send this review to a friend
Exciting, very smart worth the wait  Time owned: 0 to 3 months
ok well after near one week of use, I felt I should just mention my first hand thoughts on this new rig from Icom,
firstly, I am in the process of moving after 44yrs in same location, and heading to a semi rural area just out of the city, the bulk of the properties are Race Horse spelling paddocks and resting stables, so I think I have more Electric Fences per square Kilometer then anywhere else,
reason for mentioning this is the fact I do suffer from the dreaded electric fence pulse, easy to find, near darn impossible to get fixed in VK,
anyhow my primary worry was How will the 7610 handle the fence click etc,

also, just to reiterate, I DID NOT COME from a 840 or a 735 etc etc, I feel I can offer some insight because of the other rigs on the bench to sound the 7610 off against,
( Plus my antenna is a ULTRA-BEAM VL-2-3)
not a piece of wire,
back to the electric fence,
my K3 (S) handles the pulse, with some alteration of the menu, my ELAD FDM DUO does not like it, as I do not have any preselector,

the 7610, gobbled up the electric pulse like nothing else I have ever seen. the DEFAULT of 50/8/50 was FAR to liberal, so I altered the NB settings to absolute minimum, and still the pulse was GONESKI,
that alone, regarding the ease with which it dealt with the noise was very very satisfying,
now the rig, to be honest, I really do NOT know what to put here, as after only one 7 days, I can only comment on the FAN noise, as the radio is under a small RACK system on the desk, so easing the radio BACK a tad until the fan was not under the shelf, resulted in NO NOISE,
I use ARLAND HS, so it was not a big issue,

point of interest, heaviest DC ZIP cord I have seen delivered with a 12v radio, from memory from my 7300, it is larger, more cross section 0.012 by a lot, also first time I have ever seen 30 AMP Blade fuse's with a 12v rig,
the radio runs extremely COOL, extremely cool

The inbuilt speakers (2) ARE SUPERB, I connected up a pair of AUDIO ACOUSTICS from Brooklyn NY, and WOW!
the video output works a treat 800x600 bright display very nice, Icom SW install later in the week,

RX audio well suits me just fine, the Digital Tracking pre selector is magic, tracking dual vfo's MAGIC,

I will return with an update down the track,
I think a hard nosed NON ICOM ham could find some LUV for this rig, makes me wonder where Technology regarding HF radios is heading,
so at this point in time, no demerit points,
on purpose last night 1100z I sandbagged on a vk2 STRONG S9++ speaking into north America on 7mhz band up in the BC section, I wanted a noisy signal with interference, I was switching K3-S 7610 thru INPUT 1/2 SPE amp, into ULTRABEAM VL-2-3 @ 16.5mtrs

and with out some smart mouthed comments,
I was suitably impressed, I will leave it at that,

for one, I am glad to have bite the bullet, I had a 7300 31st MARCH 2016, and was taken by the advancement and R&D Icom have dedicated to ham radio, that was present in the 7300, so much was I impressed, I ordered the IC-7610 28th AUGUST 2016,

Best Regards to all,
also many thanks to Icom Japan for supporting ham radio as much as they do, plus also kudos to Mona & Carsten RFSolutions.com.au

ps

the 7610 was sitting in front of a 7850, yes the gold unit, and it did not look out of place, we connected 7610 to 6el ULTRABEAM, Low signal recovery with relation to Noise was remarkable,
 


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