The Icom IC-705! HF-UHF SDR Radio - An initial review

Discussion in 'Ham Radio Discussions' started by VK7HH, Sep 6, 2019.

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  1. VK7HH

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    A truly exciting announcement from Icom at the Toyko Hamfair 2019!! The new Icom IC-705 was a topic of discussion and review at a recent experimenters night at our local ham radio club.

    Rex VK7MO, Justin VK7TW and Hayden VK7HH gave their thoughts on what this new Icom IC-705 radio can mean for the QRP, microwave or SOTA operators. Some features like a large touchscreen just like the IC-7300 or IC-9700 will appeal to users who already own one or both of these radios.

     
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  2. W5IEI

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    It won't sell.
    Why would anyone buy it ?
    10 watts,what a joke.
     
  3. W3ATV

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    They will sell at least one- to me. :p:):cool:
     
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  4. W5IEI

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    Hope you enjoy it.
    Probably a great receiver.
    Mike
     
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  5. VK4HAT

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    More than enough power to drive an ldmos to 1.5kw
     
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  6. W4ZD

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    Methinks you're wrong. Looks like a great rig, from the Elecraft mold, and they're not doing too shabby. Perhaps you should have said "it won't sell to me." ;)
     
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  7. VK7HH

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    Also good for QRP and SOTA who don't need a lot of power.
     
  8. W5IEI

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    I was just being snarky.
    Life's too short for QRP ;)
     
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  9. VK7HH

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  10. W4ZD

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    And the shack's too hot for QRO. :D
     

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