First Contact with an Icom IC-7610 at N8DXE by Tim Duffy, K3LR

Discussion in 'Amateur Radio News' started by K8KSU, Dec 6, 2017.

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  1. WD9IDV

    WD9IDV Ham Member QRZ Page

    I'll wait until they get the bugs out of the first production runs.
  2. N0IRS

    N0IRS Ham Member QRZ Page

    Remote head unit for the ACOM 2000A Amplifier.
  3. N0IRS

    N0IRS Ham Member QRZ Page

    External monitors help but eye candy to most. Can't believe ICOM still using DVI monitor connector on the back and not HDMI connector.
  4. K6MTS

    K6MTS XML Subscriber QRZ Page

    Correct...again. See post #5.
  5. PH5E

    PH5E Ham Member QRZ Page

    Might be related to license fees and digital content protection agreements :mad:
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  6. N3DXE

    N3DXE Ham Member QRZ Page

    what is so2r please?
  7. K7JOE

    K7JOE Ham Member QRZ Page

    Single operator, 2 radios. It's one of the use cases that manufacturers put two receivers into one radio box. If done well, it is fantastic. But if done poorly, one is better off with "two" radios (and you also have a backup transmitter since each radio has a separate transmitter too...while a dual receive radio just has 1 transmitter). These are the kind of use-cases that, if done properly, give a competitive advantage and justify (or not) a $4,000 radio. Very often used for high speed CW contesting.

    I've got three IC-7300's and they're really great for the money.
    I don't see "upgrading" to the 7610 just to get a bigger tv screen.
    Last edited: Dec 14, 2017
  8. K7JOE

    K7JOE Ham Member QRZ Page

    DVI to HDMI adapter is like $4 bucks on Amazon. That's not such a big deal...
  9. K3LI

    K3LI Premium Subscriber QRZ Page

    So, it works just like any other amateur radio. Key it up, talk to somebody, rinse repeat. Been happening for decades and decades. Not a big deal.
  10. KA7RRA

    KA7RRA Platinum Subscriber Platinum Subscriber QRZ Page

    Yep for 3800.00 or whatever it sells for you can go hello CQ hello CQ hello CQ you are 59 what is your call??again you are 59 what is you call again

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