Icom IC-9700 Pre-release brochure

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Re: Icom IC-9700 Pre-release brochure

Postby VK6ADF » Thu Nov 01, 2018 10:47 am

I'd be surprised if it is released before Dayton Hamvention.

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Re: Icom IC-9700 Pre-release brochure

Postby VK1JA » Fri Nov 02, 2018 6:54 am

VK4GHZ wrote:I'm wary about any information emanating out of the UK.

And it is a bit strange that there is no further word on the IC9700 from Icom Japan, Head Office. You would think that they would be the first to release info, or at least have something on their website about pricing if it has been announced.

Either way we just have to wait.
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Re: Icom IC-9700 Pre-release brochure

Postby VK4UH » Sun Nov 04, 2018 6:41 am

Icom UK have released an update about IC-9700 in Britain including a "price-range"

Their suggested price just under 1800 pounds sterling


brochure info see:-

https://www.icomuk.co.uk/files/icom/PDF ... 00_ENG.PDF

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Re: Icom IC-9700 Pre-release brochure

Postby VK3BA » Tue Nov 06, 2018 10:29 pm

G'day Kev, thanks for the update.

It'll be a true update for the IC-910H (inc 23cm) for which many of us have been longing for. It'll be interesting to see how the SDR side of it works, if the IC-7300 platform is anything to go by. As Adam has mentioned, there will be a flood of 910H's to hit the market over the next couple of years if the IC-9700 proves its worth.

But, the release of the 9700 will free up a lot of 910H's (inc 23cm modules) to the lower price point end of the market, which I'm hoping will enable more stations to get up on 23cm FM repeaters and/or 1296SSB.

Up until a couple of years ago, I had a 2008 build IC-910H (inc 23) rig and replaced it with an IC-9100, which wasn't a true replacement... bit like a shack in a box a bit like the TS-2000X and their shortcomings, such like the global TX pwr settings in the IC-9100... from what I've read lately, the TX settings in the 9700 will be per band...

I'm hoping that the release of the 9700 will trigger a bit of new activity on 23cmFM / 1296SSB very soon. To date, 1296 and even 432 is very much by appointment these days, but hopefully with a new toy on the market, this might change.

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