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eHam Forums => VHF / UHF => Topic started by: N4UE on February 10, 2019, 04:31:54 PM



Title: Icom 9700
Post by: N4UE on February 10, 2019, 04:31:54 PM
It seems that the new Icom 9700 has created a huge surge of interest. Lots of pre-orders for this high performance 2/432/1296 radio.
If it is as successful as it's hf/6m twin, there will be LOTS of older VHF/UHF radios on the market.

Rob Sherwood has already sold his trusty Icom 275H in anticipation of the 9700.

He has 2 7300s.

Yes Clayton, the 9700 has the despised (by only you) touch screen.
Horror of horrors... ha ha

ron
N4UE


Title: RE: Icom 9700
Post by: K3GM on February 10, 2019, 06:38:11 PM
Does anyone have a confirmed US price yet?  Based on a post on my club reflector, it would appear that the initial price is more than what has been floated here.

"....a while back, I sent a $50 deposit to DX Engineering to reserve this new rig which is now FCC approved, but decided at $2100 I won't be purchasing it....."

If that price is true, it would be a few hundred dollars more than what has been speculated based on the European price with VAT.


Title: RE: Icom 9700
Post by: WD9EWK on February 10, 2019, 09:46:05 PM
Does anyone have a confirmed US price yet?  Based on a post on my club reflector, it would appear that the initial price is more than what has been floated here.

"....a while back, I sent a $50 deposit to DX Engineering to reserve this new rig which is now FCC approved, but decided at $2100 I won't be purchasing it....."

If that price is true, it would be a few hundred dollars more than what has been speculated based on the European price with VAT.

Price is $2099.95 from dealers like HRO, Universal Radio, and Gigaparts. DX Engineering wants $2098.99 for it. Prices went up on web sites Friday. BTW no FCC certification is required for the IC-9700, as it only covers the 3 ham bands.


Title: RE: Icom 9700
Post by: WB8LBZ on February 13, 2019, 04:50:10 PM
Give R and L a look for $300 less. http://www.randl.com/shop/catalog/product_info.php?products_id=74768

73, Larry  WB8LBZ
El Paso, TX


Title: RE: Icom 9700
Post by: K3GM on February 13, 2019, 06:21:25 PM
Give R and L a look for $300 less. http://www.randl.com/shop/catalog/product_info.php?products_id=74768
...........
Out of stock already, but I think that price is closer to what was being discussed in previous threads.


Title: RE: Icom 9700
Post by: WD9EWK on February 13, 2019, 08:44:24 PM
Out of stock already, but I think that price is closer to what was being discussed in previous threads.

Nobody has them in stock in the US yet, but stores are taking orders. R&L is undercutting the other stores on the price right now, but perhaps we can use that for price-matching at other stores.


Title: RE: Icom 9700
Post by: WB8LBZ on February 13, 2019, 09:30:39 PM
There was an estimate of 05/29/2019 delivery on DX Engineering website. that might be when the dealers start getting them.

73, Larry  WB8LBZ
El Paso, TX