ICOM IC-7300 Review and Full Walk Through

Discussion in 'Amateur Radio Equipment Reviews' started by VA2PV, Oct 27, 2019.

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  1. VA2PV

    VA2PV Ham Member QRZ Page

    Hello everyone,

    Here is a complete overview of the ICOM IC-7300, a very good affortable HF radio with the latest SDR technology.

    73 Pascal VA2PV


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  2. K9GLS

    K9GLS Ham Member QRZ Page

    Reviewing a product that was released 4 years ago? Timely.
     
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  3. NU4R

    NU4R Ham Member QRZ Page

    Seems every other QSO these days, another 7300.

    The Kenwood TS-440 of the 21st century?
     
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  4. K0OKS

    K0OKS Premium Subscriber QRZ Page

    Should I review my Swan 500? It’s been out about as long...
     
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  5. K3TEE

    K3TEE Premium Subscriber QRZ Page

    Thank you for an excellent overview. It was high quality and at the right level of detail not to become boring after 10 minutes or so. As such, it's perfect and pertinent for new owners of the IC7300 like me. I've watched other videos on the IC7300, but yours stood out as a good one for new users to start with before viewing more detailed and slow-paced videos.

    WRT to some of the others comments you've received on this video, I agree with what K9GLS stated on QRZ, October 12, 2019: "There used to be a day when you uploaded a video to youtube as free content and that was it. Now people bitch if it's not Netflix quality or filmed in 8k with proper jump cuts and a certian time frame less it didn't get to the point fast enough. It doesn't take rocket science to adjust your own volume but people have to bitch if it's not perfect to their own liking. Kind of like here where you can't have an opinion without some asshat windbag having to argue."

    Keep up the good work, Pascal, and thank you for making the effort to help other hams!
     
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  6. VA2PV

    VA2PV Ham Member QRZ Page

    I know this is not a new release radio, but I buy the radio I review so it has to suit my needs. I'm doing this for fun and went with the IC-7300 as a carry around rig, for me it's new. I also got many requests to review this popular radio, so why not.

    73 and thanks for watching. Pascal VA2PV
     
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  7. KD2ARU

    KD2ARU Ham Member QRZ Page

    Pascal,
    Thanks for the review. Although not the latest unit on the market, there are a lot of them for sale through dealers not just ebay or QRZ. Your review helps those on limited budgets evaluate the real value.
    73
     
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  8. AA4MB

    AA4MB XML Subscriber QRZ Page

    When I first saw Pascal's posting, I thought, "Gee ... just what we don't need. Another review of a radio that's now been out for years." I guess I had little to do this evening, so I bit on the lure.

    What I was pleasantly surprised by was one of the most complete reviews I've seen to date on the 7300, without all of the needless repetition in so many other reviews. I've watched video reviews in which the operator/producer/commentator droned on and on about the same feature ... over and over. When I was 5 minutes into Pascal's review, I realized he had already covered about 40% of the features which the average operator really NEEDS to know before deciding whether to buy one. However, the piece de resistance for this viewing was the quality of the video and the great audio. I don't often see a review in which almost the entire screen is taken up by the radio being reviewed. He was very understandable, too.

    I really don't care that this review is for a radio which has already been reviewed ad nauseum; it's an excellent piece of work and more informative than 90% of the other reviews I've seen on the 7300.

    Thanks for your hard work, Pascal!

    - Matt, AA4MB
     
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  9. G7DAZ

    G7DAZ Ham Member QRZ Page

    Just checking i'm in the right room....yepp just had another check on the TAB at the top (the blue one; off-centre to the left; 4th one along) the one that says Radio Amateur News
    So where is the News ? or is the QRZ News section now doubling as a gear "review" section :rolleyes:

    FWIW no i didn't watch the "news" ....seen/read hundreds of "news articles" about this rig on Youtube/Eham.

    73 de G7DAZ (Darren/Daz)
     
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  10. W7UUU

    W7UUU Super Moderator Lifetime Member 133 Administrator Volunteer Moderator Platinum Subscriber Life Member QRZ Page

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