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Category: Transceivers: HF Amateur HF+6M+VHF+UHF models - non QRP <5W

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Review Summary For : ICOM IC-7700
Reviews: 135MSRP: 6999.95
Description: The ICOM 7700 200W HF/6M has been introduced at the 2007 Dayton Hamvention. ICOM has followed all the success of the beautiful IC-7800 with the smaller, single receiver IC-7700. It utilizes two separate 32-bit floating point TI DSP chips, has a 7-inch wide TFT display, built in RTTY/PSK31 receive and transmit using a USB Keyboard interface, external video connection, high res spectrum scope, plus high voltage MOSFET 200 Watt PA.
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W9SN Rating: 2021-10-04
Great rig! Time Owned: 6 to 12 months.
I bought my first one and set it side by side my IC 7800. Could not tell any difference. Basically it's the same rig, just without the second RX. I liked it so much, I found another used one and purchased it and sold the 7800. With this pair of 7700's I like to contest SO2R and they work flawlessly. Sensitive RX's and great noise blanker that is adjustable. My neighbor's electric horse fence noise is taken out without distortion. I also like the adjustable AGC control, which is very nice. Big and heavy, these have all the main controls on the front for easy reach, without digging into a menu. The 200 watts gets through most DX pile ups without kicking on an amplifier, and running 75 watts out on FT8 is nice. I had a pair of Yaesu FTDX101MP's that were killed in a lightning strike. Instead of replacing them, I find I like these just as much. Classic Icom and quite happy with them, even with much newer rigs on the market.
IZ2BVC Rating: 2021-03-30
Truly excellent radio Time Owned: more than 12 months.
I have owned this awesome radio for 15 years, only last year a small problem, quickly solved by my service center.
For the rest everything ok, fantastic receiver, transmitter ok, I use the radio in ssb, cw, digital.
I do a lot of contests, never a problem, very reliable operation.
In 15 years of use there may be a small problem in the tx, immediately solved in assistance.
I highly recommend the radio to anyone interested.
K8CMR Rating: 2020-06-25
Good not great Time Owned: more than 12 months.
I had many Icoms in my shack, the 756 Pro III, IC 765, IC 7600, and now the 7700. They were all good but not great except the IC 765. The 765 is the keeper and I have had it for over 15 yrs. I compare every receiver I own to it and found that the 7700 comes up short. The 765 is quiet, easily adjusted for any noise or interference on the band, and works EVERY time with minimal adjustment. HAVE A 2.4 khZ filter for SSB and a 500 cycle filter for CW and except for a little more versatility on the 7700, it can't be beat. The 7700 is noisier and requires a lot more input from me to adjust out the noise or interference and still can't match the performance of the old 765. The noise blanker on the 7700 is marginal at best. The twin band pass tuning works well like all recent Icoms. The 7700 features are superb with 200w available and built-in RTTY decoding and PSK 31, waterfall display and mouse click fqy change. I am an avid DXer and listen for weak signals, and the 765 receiver wins every time. I can easily A/B both receivers with the flip of a switch, and anyone listening with me agrees with my assessment that the 765 has a better S/N ratio. I bought my 7700 used and within a couple of months had to send it in for service as the front end blew out for unknown reasons. Works fine now after an expensive repair.
WA6PBJ Rating: 2020-01-05
Amazing Time Owned: more than 12 months.
Amazing rig on all counts. Set the stage for the IC7800 series. Great audio. Not deep complex menus.
LY1O Rating: 2019-10-09
Only big problems Time Owned: more than 12 months.
Nice radio while it works. The truth is that this radio really doesn't like working, they prefer service. The tuning knob, output amplifier, and power supply broke in turn. It looked like it was made in China.
I do not recommend.
K2KN Rating: 2018-11-16
Best Transceiver Ever Used Time Owned: more than 12 months.
I have had the IC-7700 for 3 years. Chasing DX is my primary interest. I have operated many transceivers over my 49 years amateur radio licence experience, and this radio has been the best.

The IC-7700 has a total luxury feel and quality build. The receiver is excellent. The filters and noise reduction is to die for. IN CW or SSB you can pull in the weakest stations. It works equally well in both modes. This radio will be a keeper.
IK1VQY Rating: 2018-02-05
Great Rig Time Owned: 0 to 3 months.
In the past I owned TS-850, then Ft-1000MP, then Ft-2000 and lastly FTdx5000MP. Two months ago I bought a beautiful ICOM IC-7700, used but checked and revised completely by the retailer and with a one-year warranty.
I had never used ICF HF devices but I have to say that there are no comparisons. Excellent receiver, excellent sensitivity and selectivity, NB and NR extremely effective, much more than the other devices I had, even the FTd5000MP which is still an excellent radio. Extremely intuitive in use and settings. Excellent sound from the internal speaker, excellent control of headphones even at high impedance.
Truly a great radio

In passato ho posseduto TS-850, poi Ft-1000MP, poi Ft-2000 e per ultimo FTdx5000MP. Due mesi fa ho acquistato uno splendido ICOM IC-7700, usato ma controllato e revisionato completamente dal rivenditore e con garanzia di un anno.
Non avevo mai usato apparati HF della ICOM ma devo proprio affermare che non ci sono paragoni. Ottimo ricevitore, ottima la sensibilità e la selettività, NB e NR estremamante efficaci, molto di più degli altri apparati che avevo avuto, anche dell'FTdx5000MP che è comunque un ottima radio. Estremamente intuitivo nell'uso e nelle impostazioni. Ottimo audio dall'altoparlante interno, ottimo pilotaggio di cuffie anche ad alta impedenza.
Veramente un'ottima radio

W5KG Rating: 2017-07-23
Great So For Time Owned: 0 to 3 months.
I have had the 7700 but about a month and a half, but have I have enjoyed the big rig. I had an IC-7600 and I had trouble seeing the screen and adjustments on the face. So I sold it and bought an IC 7700 from a one owner for $2800 shipped. He also sent the invoice and warranty repair slip. In talking with about problems, he told me he bought it HRO in 2009 and had to send it to replace the finals under warranty and had not had any trouble with sense.
He ran it a max 200w with no problems.
So I tuck a chance. Now, with the use of the monitor I can see the screen very well and due to the size see most of the controls.
To sum up , very nice receiver with plenty of noise reduction.
Great transmit audio too.
I have used TT Orion, FTDX 3000, FT 2000, and the IC 7600. Better than them all!
Don, W5kg
G3OZN Rating: 2017-02-17
A great rig Time Owned: 0 to 3 months.
Two recent rigs were Kenwood TS940S and Yaesu FT1000MP MK V field, both very good in their time. The IC 7700 is a totally different rig, the 200 watts and internal PS with RTTY & PSK inbuilt is great, I am hearing stations on 160m (same antenna) and working them that I have never heard or worked before. The filtering on receive is excellent allowing me to dig them out of local band noise, and with the Icom desk mic I am getting some wonderful audio reports. Will report back in a few months time.
N0UY Rating: 2017-02-04
Well Worth the Wait Time Owned: 0 to 3 months.
I have been wanting one for about 5 years now. I owned the IC-781 in the past and have always missed that large radio with knobs and buttons for the common items you adjust during a qso. I bought a nice used 7700 from a fellow who told me everything about it's service record and the upgrades that have been done. I operate CW most of the time but have found it to be a very nice rig on the phone band also. The firmware was several upgrades behind so I brought it up to the current version 2.1. Now it's like a whole new radio with additional features easily accessed. Many people have told me that since it doesn't have dual watch feature it won't be a good DX chaser. Well I spent some time using another model of radio with the same XFC button feature and find it very useful and less confusing during those undisciplined pile-ups. It is a real plus for me and I wouldn't change a thing. I think I have found an exceptional radio for all of my operating needs. Highly recommended. BTW, as for all of you guys that need to have the latest and greatest, Thank You. Your desires for everything new has helped to bring the cost for a used rig such as this down to a level where guys like me can muster up enough cash to pull it off. Finally. Best Regards, Ray