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

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

Postby VK4GHZ » Sat Jan 26, 2019 9:21 am

Another IC-9700 teaser video from the Poms.
No new information, just 5 minutes of your life you don't get back. :crazy:



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uATqY7cOVHQ
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Re: Video: IC-9700 VHF/UHF/1200 MHz Base introduction

Postby VK1JA » Sat Jan 26, 2019 1:16 pm

The Japanese Supp manual, that covers CI-V is now available.

http://www.icom.co.jp/support/download/ ... Supp_0.pdf
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Re: Video: IC-9700 VHF/UHF/1200 MHz Base introduction

Postby VK5PJ » Sun Jan 27, 2019 7:01 am

wow, new technology in the 9700, it comes with a "SDR card slot" (4 minutes in) what ever the heck that might be... or he just can not stop saying SDR I guess :crazy:
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Re: Video: IC-9700 VHF/UHF/1200 MHz Base introduction

Postby VK4TI » Sun Jan 27, 2019 1:19 pm

""VK4GHZ"]Another IC-9700 teaser video from the Poms.
No new information, just 5 minutes of your life you don't get back. :crazy: ""



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uATqY7cOVHQ[/quote]


roughly $1800 us , the conversion makes it expensive fo only 3 bands and no great advantage to the majority so Meh
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Re: Video: IC-9700 VHF/UHF/1200 MHz Base introduction

Postby VK1JA » Mon Jan 28, 2019 7:50 am

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

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

Postby VK4UH » Mon Jan 28, 2019 9:26 am

Would have been “unfortunate” if it hadn’t lit up when switched on Hi Hi

Looking forward to the release here
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Re: Video: IC-9700 VHF/UHF/1200 MHz Base introduction

Postby VK3BA » Mon Jan 28, 2019 2:36 pm

It's 2019 and we're still getting new rigs with SO-239 connectors on the 2m ports... }:[
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Re: Video: IC-9700 VHF/UHF/1200 MHz Base introduction

Postby VK3QI » Mon Jan 28, 2019 3:52 pm

Nic,

Its called dumbing down for the JA novice and USA General operators!

Otherwise they would be plugging their 70cm antennas into the 2 metre socket and blowing the 2 mx final chip!

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

Postby VK4GHZ » Fri Feb 01, 2019 10:32 pm

From the Strictly Ham Faceplant intamawebs.

Strictly Ham wrote:Icom IC-9700 Update.............................

News from Icom Australia today in relation to the availability of the Icom IC-9700 has been announced to Australian dealers

The long awaited IC-9700 2/70/23cm radio is expected in Australia around the end of April. Those who have had their heart set on a early arrival will, I am sorry to say, have to wait just that little bit longer.

If I hear any further updates as to the release date and price I will inform everyone here.



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

Postby VK3ZAZ » Fri Feb 01, 2019 11:25 pm

Sadly QST Feb 2019 has no good news for the new Icom
or the Yaesu.
It still carries the disclaimer not to be sold before fcc approval.
Trumped.
no wages
thus no fcc workers to approve it.
maybe in the Ides of March we will have a much anticipated price
to appease the lurkers, watchers and FOMOs!
Hope its as good as it sounds.
No doubt it will be molested prodded poked and modified by months end
and the prices like the 991 991a and 901s will drop.
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Re: Video: IC-9700 VHF/UHF/1200 MHz Base introduction

Postby VK3QI » Sat Feb 02, 2019 6:41 am

Absolutely correct Steve!

I suspect that the "Trump effect" may have some bearing on the delay into other countries other than USA - as is seems the FCC approval for Amateur gear is almost always now the de-facto standard for other country approvals, outside of Japan.

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

Postby VK4UH » Sat Feb 02, 2019 7:11 am

Latest advice suggests VK release of IC-9700 has been delayed from Feb to the end of April 2019
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Re: Video: IC-9700 VHF/UHF/1200 MHz Base introduction

Postby VK1JA » Fri Feb 08, 2019 9:49 pm

Strictly Ham and Andrews have thier pricing up for the IC9700 - $2495 and $2499 respectfully.
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Re: Video: IC-9700 VHF/UHF/1200 MHz Base introduction

Postby VK4GHZ » Sat Feb 09, 2019 7:35 am

VK4GHZ wrote:My expectation is the IC-9700 is priced around AUD$3200 - $3500.
More than an IC-7300 but less than the IC-9100.

Anything less will be a pleasant surprise. :D


Pleasantly surprised!
Was expecting a street price much closer to $3k. :D
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Re: Video: IC-9700 VHF/UHF/1200 MHz Base introduction

Postby VK1JA » Sat Feb 09, 2019 9:01 am

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

Postby VK4GHZ » Sat Feb 09, 2019 1:39 pm

With the lower than expected IC-9700 introductory price, it goes without saying ( ! ), that the re-sale value of the old IC-910 has also fallen.
If, in two years time, a second hand IC-9700 is fetching ~ $1800 (aim for 2/3rd new price), then a fully optioned IC-910 will be lucky to get $900 ish. :popcorn:
With the fading LCDs, they are a ticking time bomb anyway. :om:
I'm glad I got rid of mine 12 months ago.
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Icom IC-9700 Preview Orlando Hamcation 2019

Postby VK4GHZ » Mon Feb 11, 2019 11:03 am

Yet another IC-9700 introductory video, but this time from Orlando Hamcation 2019.
This video actually shows a bit more detail in regards to changing settings via the GUI.



Video URL if your browser does not show it above: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k5OEzJIggJU

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

Postby VK4GHZ » Mon Mar 18, 2019 11:13 pm

Sawadee khrup.

Time to grab a stubby of Chang or Singha, and wonder what the hell this guy is saying.
Is there something a little weird about watching a Thai unboxing video?



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bVVq0d0CMIo

And here, he compares the IC-275 with the IC-9700.



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C7MObT51_5c
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Re: Video: IC-9700 VHF/UHF/1200 MHz Base introduction

Postby VK1JA » Mon Mar 25, 2019 7:26 pm

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

Postby ZL3RC » Sat Apr 06, 2019 10:53 am

Just had a phone call from someone that has a new 9700 and is disappointed to find that the 10Mhz ref input isn't actually a 10Mhz reference at all.
Rather its a 10Mhz input to automatically, after user input, to move the internal ref. onto frequency.
Indications are that its stability after being "adjusted" is insufficient for modern digital operation.

Anyone else found this?
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