Can you give a reason for NOT getting a 7300?

Discussion in 'Amateur Radio Equipment Reviews' started by KC3PJ, Mar 24, 2017.

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  1. N7WR

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    The 7300 is a great radio--buy it, you will like it
     
  2. W7UUU

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

    Heathkit nailed it decades ago with the long-forgotten Heathkit SB-7300.... ;)

    Dave
    W7UUU

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  3. N7WR

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    LOL
     
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  4. AF4RK

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    I sent my 7300 back to Icom for repair. Owned it for about 18 months. I was in a CW contest, running 50% power to an Alpha 86. About half way through the contest I went to change bands and i couldn't tune on 40. I hooked up a "Cantenna" dummy load and found low power on 40 (about 5%) and only 80% on 20. Waiting for word from Icom. Doesn't seem like finals because the power is close to normal on 20. Still like the radio, find it hard to operate in a contest without the "scope". I hooked up my 7100 and got back on the air with the amp, no problems. But I did cut back the power to 800 watts, about 40% on the radio.
    AF4RK
     
  5. K1SZO

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    The IC-7300 is easily the best bang for your buck. I know several people who are extremely happy with their 7300. I would own one right now if I hadn't decided to go with it's big brother instead. (IC-7610)

    The waterfall makes surfing the bands a breeze. I would get it and not look back
     
  6. N2SUB

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    Everybody knows this thread is 11 months old, right. LOL

    FWIW, and since the OP was looking for a reason NOT to buy an IC-7300, about the only reason I can think of is that it only has 1 antenna jack. Of course an A/B switch could solve that rather easily. :)
     
  7. VA3VF

    VA3VF Ham Member QRZ Page

    LOL indeed. The Jan 2019 answer is: New models have been released since.

    Partially solved by this:

    https://www.ebay.ca/itm/RX-Adapter-...h=item41e7fe6788:g:X~YAAOSwXahbUenk:rk:1:pf:0
     
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  8. K9ASE

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    I can see you're getting ready for April.
     
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  9. N8FVJ

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    The IC-7300 is under $1K new. Best bargain out there. Only other radio I consider a bargain is the FT-991A due to 160 meters thru 440mHz all mode. Not quite the receiver of a IC-7300, but it is good enough for 99.9% of communications compared to the IC-7300. The FT-991A has a great DNR too.
     
  10. N1NA

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    I was all ready to buy the 7300, but being in my senior years, I decided to go for a rig with a better receiver. When I discovered that the ftdx-3000 had the same receiver as the 5000, (which is incredible), I found the 3000 was only $300 difference with all the yaseu incentives. Probably the last rig I will buy, at my age. The three year warranty is a huge plus as well the USB interface for digital modes, and the filters.
    The Icom is a great radio, but I decided the 3000 was better for me. Good luck with whatever your choice.
    Chuck
     
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