Icom IC-9700 Pre-release brochure

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Re: Icom IC-9700 Pre-release brochure

Post by VK6ADF » Thu Nov 01, 2018 10:47 am

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

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Post by 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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Post by 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

https://www.icomuk.co.uk/News_Article/2/1284/

brochure info see:-

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

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Post by 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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Post by VK1JA » Sat Nov 17, 2018 6:41 am

A little bit more info, this time from ICOM :)

You'll need to run the link through a Translator.

The low down, ICOM said that they are aiming for a release date in 2018 (Japan may get it in December 2018) with an approx price of 200,000 YEN - price to be confirmed in December.

https://www.hamlife.jp/2018/11/16/icom- ... sentation/

https://www.hamlife.jp/2018/11/16/icom- ... ntation/2/

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Post by ZL2WN » Sat Nov 17, 2018 8:41 pm

Hi all looks like New Zealand may get the ICOM IC-9700 in February 2019 going by the NZ Icom dealer :clap:


RWB Communications are pleased to announce the expected February 2019 release of the...


That’s right Bob , the IC-9700 is indeed expected to be distributed throughout New Zealand in February 2019!!

We have a predicted retail price of NZD $2750.00 +GST 15% + Freight. Please note that this predicted price and NZ availability may be subject to change.

We expect global demand for the IC-9700 to be HUGE! Therefore, if you want to get your hands on one as soon as they land in the country - contact us to secure yours with a $500 deposit (non-refundable).

Please forward this message onto your family, friends, colleagues and fellow amateur radio operators. If you are anywhere near as excited as we are, you can get a bit more of a teaser by downloading the pre-release brochure below.

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Post by VK1JA » Sun Nov 18, 2018 7:13 am

Thanks for the info, Bob.

Lets hope that Australian Dealers get an idea of price and availability soon to :)

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Post by VK5ZD » Sun Nov 18, 2018 8:06 am

It's being advertised in the UK for £1,795.95 including VAT.
Available in February 2019.
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Post by ZL2WN » Sun Nov 18, 2018 3:27 pm

the New Zealand price for the ICOM IC9700 is around about NZ $2750 +GST = NZ $3162.50 so the UK price > British pound £1795.95 is = AU $3142.30 or = NZ $3349.62 so that sounds about right what Adam said for the Price
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Post by VK6ADF » Sat Dec 15, 2018 12:09 pm

VK1JA wrote:The official word from Icom Japan :D

http://www.icom.co.jp/world/news/181214 ... CkwtW2B1Jo
Or is it the official word from a hacker? I am skeptical. The writing in the title in the tab of that page still mentions Icoms deal with Iridium Communications, their previous News release. The writing on the page mentions 50 watt transceiver where all brochures previously call it a 100W on 144MHz, 75W on 430MHz and 10W on 1200MHz. I would have thought Icom would have been a bit more professional than that. Then again the web designer could be full of Christmas cheer

Until I see it mentioned by my favorite Ham Store, I will remain skeptical. I hope I am wrong.

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Post by VK6XLR » Sat Dec 15, 2018 9:14 pm

VK6ADF wrote:
VK1JA wrote:The official word from Icom Japan :D

The writing on the page mentions 50 watt transceiver where all brochures previously call it a 100W on 144MHz, 75W on 430MHz and 10W on 1200MHz.
50W is for the JA market only. Everywhere else is 100W.
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Post by VK1JA » Wed Jan 09, 2019 7:06 pm

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 italics/sarcasm!

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Re: Icom IC-9700 Pre-release brochure

Post by VK1JA » Fri Jan 11, 2019 8:51 pm

The Japanese manual for the IC9700 is out -

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

Who can translate pdf's? :)

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Post by VK3ZAZ » Fri Jan 11, 2019 10:05 pm

Still no prices for either Icom of new Yaesu in Jan 2019; QST not yet fcc approved so cant yet be sold in usa.
I suspect here will be Feb or early March.
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Post by VK4GHZ » Sat Jan 12, 2019 1:11 pm

VK5PJ wrote:Hi All
now if you look closely at the video on the link posted by Jayson, at two minutes in the RF power setting shows it is set to be a certain level on 1200 MHz, so from this quick glimpse it is implying that power setting is per band in use and not a global setting.. wish, hope, pray
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Post by VK1JA » Sat Jan 12, 2019 2:41 pm

No sign of a transverter function :(

We all might need to bug them about it ;)

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Re: Icom IC-9700 Pre-release brochure

Post by VK1JA » Sat Mar 23, 2019 6:51 am

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 from Adam, VA7OJ/AB4OJ from the IC-9700 Groups-IO;

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The following IC-9700 user documentation in English is now available on the Icom Japan Global website:

http://www.icom.co.jp/world/support/download/manual/ Search on IC-9700

and also on my IC-9700 page: http://www.ab4oj.com/icom/ic9700/main.html
• IC-9700 Basic User Manual
• IC-9700 Advanced User Manual
• CS-9700 Programming Software Instructions
In addition, the following software is now downloadable:

http://www.icom.co.jp/world/support/download/firm/
• CS-9700 Programming Software V1.01
• USB Driver V1.20 and associated manuals
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73, Adam VA7OJ/AB4OJ
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Re: Icom IC-9700 Pre-release brochure

Post by VK3QI » Sun Mar 24, 2019 4:35 pm

Hi,

Now that a full English version of the manual is available, the issue of power level setting should be able to be resolved ????

The relevant page in the manual is 3-10, right hand side.

It says in the preamble: " The Transmit Power function limits the output power to the preset level for each band"

That statement is clearly ambiguous - so the question is still to be resolved.

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One thing is for certain, only one SEND LINE (pin 3 on the ACC socket) and no V or U send as the 706/7000 had. see 13-1.

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Has anyone been able to find a contradictory view in the manual and/or is the publicity blurb currently appearing on the Icom USA site just surmised from the earlier videos?

"Band Management
In addition to band specific memory channels, the IC-9700 allows band specific receiver and transmitter settings. For transmit, users can make adjustments to RF power, TX power Limit, Limit Power, and TX Delay by band. "

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Perhaps one of the JA/Asian operators who already has access to the rig can confirm. I asked the Icom Rep at the EMDRC hamfest this morning about the statement, but he clearly had no idea what I was talking about!

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Re: Icom IC-9700 Pre-release brochure

Post by VK3QI » Sun Mar 24, 2019 5:15 pm

Further information on this question.

Looking at section 8, SET CONNECTOR in particular, 8-3, 8-11 and 8-12.

You can set the TX delay by band specific (10 milliseconds only)

You can set the external preamp output on or off by band specific setting

You can set the ACC SEND output to the low power setting by band specific

This is "good" but it still doesn't clarify if the low power setting is global or not.

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At least there is the possibility of using the external preamp output information to construct an external unit for control of individual external linears - something Adam has mentioned previously. Each of the three output coaxial sockets will have embedded a DC voltage for that particular preamplifier.


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