Day 1 with the ICOM IC-7610

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  1. M6VBO

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    A thing of beauty, thanks for the video.
     
  2. M6VBO

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    I felt it was unscripted and I was impressed with the speed at which you were talking. A few urm’s Etc... can be forgiven. It was a great video
     
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  3. N8DC

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    I got an email yesterday telling me the tracking number on my 7610. Its going to be here Friday ! I cant wait. Your video was pretty nice but I want to play with one :).
    Dave N8DC
     
  4. AE2S

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    I have a question for Fred..... Since you have had both the IC-7610 and the Flex 6500...... Which do you prefer?
     
  5. W3RJW

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    This might help ..



    Ron, W3RJW
     
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  6. AA7BQ

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    Well, I wish I could have them both. The Flex 6500 is a true SDR. The IC-7610, more of a hybrid. I love the tactile feel of the 7610 but truth be told, it doesn't seem to have the data or graphics resolution and/or raw processor speed of the 6500. I would characterize the 6500 as more of a piece of laboratory test equipment than a consumer appliance.

    Not having the figures in front of me, I really cannot compare them in terms of data bits of resolution, but I sense that the 6500 has more going for it. It's also made and documented in the USA which overall, makes it seem more familiar. I realize that this is highly subjective, so I'll leave it at that. Bear in mind that I'm a computer guy and the 6500 is a computer peripheral. I love using it however I will say that having a computer as your primary interface makes for a messy shack, and it doesn't "feel" right. I haven't tried the Maestro display, which would probably be a better comparison to the Icom. The IC-7610 can be hooked to a computer, but we haven't seen what it can do yet. Time will tell.

    -fred
     
  7. AA7BQ

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    For those who may be interested, this is a picture of the display connected to an old 19-inch computer monitor via DVI.

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  8. AE2S

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    Thank you Fred.... I was looking for a purely subjective response.

    I have the 6500 and I liked it so much I bought the 6700 also.

    I will wait a while before I think about the 7610.
     
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  9. W4KVW

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    I'll keep my ICOM 7600.I don't see anything worthy of the change & touching any radio screen so my radio will function still is NOT happening for me at any price.I would not trade my almost 2 year old ICOM 7600 even for one.Those who want them buy them & do what you want with them.Touch screens don't do anything for me & NO I don't have that on my cell phone since I have never had one of those either.Bells & whistles are just something else that can fail & they will & it won't be a cheap fix.

    Clayton
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  10. NN6EE

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    SMART MAN !!! As I'm sure you've seen "SLIME-BALLS" on news flixs where great HONEST AMERICANS are running up to home-owners porches and SWIPING THEIR GOODS !!!
     

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