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by VK1JA
Mon Mar 25, 2019 7:26 pm
Forum: Transceivers, Transmitters & Receivers
Topic: Video: IC-9700 VHF/UHF/1200 MHz Base introduction
Replies: 45
Views: 3336

Re: Video: IC-9700 VHF/UHF/1200 MHz Base introduction

Another vid from the same fella, this one is an RX - TX test.

Shame I don't speak Thai :(



Link for the non-working browesers - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OBnvHGso2ww
by VK1JA
Sat Mar 23, 2019 6:51 am
Forum: Transceivers, Transmitters & Receivers
Topic: Icom IC-9700 Pre-release brochure
Replies: 40
Views: 5479

Re: Icom IC-9700 Pre-release brochure

Some more information on the IC-9700. Icom has made available both the English basic and advanced manuals, along with the CS-9700 Programming Software instructions. Plus, there is also the CS-9700 programming software V1.01 and USB Driver V1.20 and associated manuals :) Below is a copy of an email f...
by VK1JA
Fri Mar 08, 2019 11:42 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Video: Basics of the Smith Chart
Replies: 2
Views: 375

Re: Video: Basics of the Smith Chart

Thanks Adam,

Smith charts are black magic to me, so I'll be sure to watch and learn.
by VK1JA
Sun Feb 10, 2019 8:08 am
Forum: Towers, Masts & Transmission Lines
Topic: NBS Tilt Over Mast Experiences
Replies: 54
Views: 6332

Re: NBS Tilt Over Mast Experiences

Just an update- I double checked the mounting hole measurements of the 'quiet' winch I linked above and sadly they are different to the holes on the nbs winch mount plate, so it's not a direct replacement - the quiet version seems to be the next size down compared to the one that comes with the nbs ...
by VK1JA
Sat Feb 09, 2019 9:01 am
Forum: Transceivers, Transmitters & Receivers
Topic: Video: IC-9700 VHF/UHF/1200 MHz Base introduction
Replies: 45
Views: 3336

Re: Video: IC-9700 VHF/UHF/1200 MHz Base introduction

I'm guessing that the price will follow the usual trend of dropping a bit in due course as well.

If it settles on $2295 it'll be quite attractive.

I can't recall what the initial pricing was of the IC7300, does anyone remember?
by VK1JA
Fri Feb 08, 2019 9:49 pm
Forum: Transceivers, Transmitters & Receivers
Topic: Video: IC-9700 VHF/UHF/1200 MHz Base introduction
Replies: 45
Views: 3336

Re: Video: IC-9700 VHF/UHF/1200 MHz Base introduction

Strictly Ham and Andrews have thier pricing up for the IC9700 - $2495 and $2499 respectfully.
by VK1JA
Sat Feb 02, 2019 2:47 pm
Forum: Towers, Masts & Transmission Lines
Topic: NBS Tilt Over Mast Experiences
Replies: 54
Views: 6332

Re: NBS Tilt Over Mast Experiences

Hi Bernard, That's interesting that yours makes no noise at all. I presume you are using the one that came with the NBS mast? There must've been a model change at some stage. Is there any make/model info printed on your winch? Mine only makes the racket noise when lifting the antennas, it's 100% qui...
by VK1JA
Sat Feb 02, 2019 12:04 pm
Forum: Towers, Masts & Transmission Lines
Topic: NBS Tilt Over Mast Experiences
Replies: 54
Views: 6332

Re: NBS Tilt Over Mast Experiences

One thing I've been looking into recently is trying to find a suitable noise less hand brake winch that has the same capacity as the one that comes with the NBS mast (1500lb - 680kg). One I found (link below for the BHW1200) looks good, but has not got the same load rating, and I would prefer to sti...
by VK1JA
Mon Jan 28, 2019 7:50 am
Forum: Transceivers, Transmitters & Receivers
Topic: Video: IC-9700 VHF/UHF/1200 MHz Base introduction
Replies: 45
Views: 3336

Re: Video: IC-9700 VHF/UHF/1200 MHz Base introduction

It didn't take long for the first 'unboxing' video to come out.

I don't get the whole 'unboxing video' thing, but here it is...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=63IOfKSQNPM&fbclid

by VK1JA
Sat Jan 19, 2019 3:19 pm
Forum: 1296, Microwaves and Opto
Topic: SG Lab 23cm Transverter - Anyone heard of them?
Replies: 41
Views: 7140

Re: SG Lab 23cm Transverter - Anyone heard of them?

Just posting this to share knowledge/later reference. If you happen to over drive your 13cm SG Labs transverter, the circuit is very similar, if not the same as the 23cm version. The layout is very slightly different. Here are the details from Hristiyan regarding fixing the 13cm version. "This part ...
by VK1JA
Thu Jan 17, 2019 8:45 pm
Forum: Transceivers, Transmitters & Receivers
Topic: Video: IC-9700 VHF/UHF/1200 MHz Base introduction
Replies: 45
Views: 3336

Re: Video: IC-9700 VHF/UHF/1200 MHz Base introduction

Thinking out loud here, so I could be thinking about an idea that simply won't work.... It seems the the 9700 can power pre amps by feeding power up the coax directly from the radio, just like the 910? If so, there is our per band switch! Put a bias T (so it takes the power out of the coax) inside a...
by VK1JA
Tue Jan 15, 2019 11:54 am
Forum: Transceivers, Transmitters & Receivers
Topic: Video: IC-9700 VHF/UHF/1200 MHz Base introduction
Replies: 45
Views: 3336

Re: Video: IC-9700 VHF/UHF/1200 MHz Base introduction

Good find!

First glance sounds promising, they seem to think that the 9700 has set the bar high.

:thumbup:
by VK1JA
Mon Jan 14, 2019 5:51 pm
Forum: Transceivers, Transmitters & Receivers
Topic: Please Mr ICOM I would like a IC-910 replacement
Replies: 19
Views: 2178

Re: Please Mr ICOM I would like a IC-910 replacement

Thanks for the details on the SEQ-9700, Adam I did a google search but couldn't find who/where it was being sold, any ideas? I wonder if an ALC output could be added to it. Strange how the 9700 won't have the varying voltage per band like what the 910 had and the 7300 has. It'll be interesting to se...
by VK1JA
Sat Jan 12, 2019 2:41 pm
Forum: Transceivers, Transmitters & Receivers
Topic: Icom IC-9700 Pre-release brochure
Replies: 40
Views: 5479

Re: Icom IC-9700 Pre-release brochure

No sign of a transverter function :(

We all might need to bug them about it ;)
by VK1JA
Fri Jan 11, 2019 8:51 pm
Forum: Transceivers, Transmitters & Receivers
Topic: Icom IC-9700 Pre-release brochure
Replies: 40
Views: 5479

Re: Icom IC-9700 Pre-release brochure

The Japanese manual for the IC9700 is out -

https://www.icom.co.jp/support/download ... 0/IC-9700S

Who can translate pdf's? :)
by VK1JA
Fri Jan 11, 2019 5:26 pm
Forum: Transceivers, Transmitters & Receivers
Topic: Icom IC-9700 2.4 GHz band addition
Replies: 5
Views: 642

Re: Icom IC-9700 2.4 GHz band addition

A request that I send through to Icom head office included a request for a 'transverter' option in the software similar to what the ts2000 has. So with a press of a button (soft button) the screen would display the target freq and the radio would set the max power output to 5w (or what ever you'd li...
by VK1JA
Wed Jan 09, 2019 7:06 pm
Forum: Transceivers, Transmitters & Receivers
Topic: Icom IC-9700 Pre-release brochure
Replies: 40
Views: 5479

Re: Icom IC-9700 Pre-release brochure

Rumor has it that stores/agents were to get their allocation numbers for the initial batch of IC9700's early this month. As in, they would be advised how many units they would get from the first shipment batch. Of course, it was just a rumor but if it's on the internet it must be true.... note the i...
by VK1JA
Sat Jan 05, 2019 10:28 am
Forum: Transceivers, Transmitters & Receivers
Topic: Kenwood TS2000 Low Output 2m
Replies: 4
Views: 507

Re: Kenwood TS2000 Low Output 2m

Hi Kevin,

You probably have already tried this, most new radios will wind back the power if the SWR is high. I'm guessing you tested the TS2000 into a dummy load?

Regards

Jayson
by VK1JA
Wed Jan 02, 2019 5:14 pm
Forum: 1296, Microwaves and Opto
Topic: SG Lab 23cm Transverter - Anyone heard of them?
Replies: 41
Views: 7140

Re: SG Lab 23cm Transverter - Anyone heard of them?

Great stuff Hayden,

23cm and 13cm are very interesting bands, and very under estimated.

Will these be installed at the remote site?