Day 1 with the ICOM IC-7610

Discussion in 'Amateur Radio News' started by AA7BQ, Dec 1, 2017.

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  1. N0IRS

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    Icom 9700 = 18 months out. Don't make any life plans on that estimate. But I am looking forward to it also!
     
  2. AA7QQ

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    My Ten Tec Pegasus does all of that.... Just got a 7300 &, as it has many bells & whistles, I still like the Pegasus with N4PY software. Would it be sacrelidge to use the 7300 as a 2nd receiver?

    Ed
     
  3. WF4W

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    good video. Still waiting for mine to be ready for pickup from HRO Atlanta (im getting impatient)

    I have the 7300 and although I like it, I think the 7610 is going to address the qualms I have with the 7300 - mostly quick accessibility of features (band changes, CW speed changes) and dual antenna ports. Im hoping to see a difference in receive and filtering - the CQ WW CW contest a couple weekends ago pointed out some limitations of the 7300.
     
  4. N3HEE

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    Does your 7610 have the output power drive problem that has been reported and documented by VK3BL ? This appears to be a hardware problem ?

     
  5. VK3VM

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    Already an INCREDIBLE Radio.... Yes I have had one in my possession for review !

    But.... Some KEY DOCUMENTATION has not been released in a usable form.... i.e. Documentation to be able to adapt libraries such as HAMLIB and OMNIRIG. This makes the utility of the radio poor until ENGLISH (i..e Universal language) documentation is made available....

    Oh, This can be found: http://www.icom.co.jp/support/download/manual/pdf/IC-7610_J_Supp_1.pdf

    Until such documentation is universally released the radio is in a very basic form....... as its power cannot be unleashed yet !

    Also I am EXTREMEMLY concerned at its cost !!!!
     
  6. DJ0RD

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    I want to see a couple of reviews first. A German/ EU QTH is often much more demanding receiver wise than the USA. Not ready to sell the FTdx-5000 yet.

    Vy 73 de Bob DJ0RD/WU5T
     
  7. W1YW

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    Although I know that the IC 7610 has DUAL RX, can someone kindly confirm that the rig has TWO SEPARATE Audio OUTS --AND-- that each receiver can be panned to each respective audio out port....

    IOW, can you have a stereo out as with the IC 7800 and TS-990?

    Also, can you 'lock' both receivers on the fly? The TS-990 calls this 'TRACK".

    Finally, the second RX knob is controlled by buying an RS-28 and plugging it into the USB port...I know that there is no built-in second RX tuning knob....

    I am a diversity/binaural guy and won't use a rig that doesn't do this stuff...

    Thanks!
    Chip W1YW
     
    Last edited: Dec 4, 2017
  8. K0UO

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    Great video Fred and Steve
    I was extremely delighted to work Steve W7SCG who did this video with Fred today using a 7610 on my end also. 1st 7610 to 7610 contact on both ends
    The only negative I can have is the touch screen feels a little cheap and kind of feels like a double screen click compared to the 7300 Steve had the same comment on his rig
     
  9. W7EAZ

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    ...and they STILL didn't put an LED into the transmit button so you know it's on. I know there's an LED above the display but why didn't they put it in the switch? DUH!
     
  10. AA7BQ

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    Less worry about that here as I work from home and have perimeter alerts. Then, there’s the dog...
     

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