IC-705 - any idea when?

Discussion in 'QRP Corner' started by KK4YDR, Mar 5, 2020.

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  1. ON6KE

    ON6KE Ham Member QRZ Page

    The last word from the Icom guy in the States is probably September.
    Icom is getting better and better in time and again not meeting their own deadlines.

     
  2. WW2PT

    WW2PT Ham Member QRZ Page

    Who’s stopping people from buying what they want?
     
  3. KA0USE

    KA0USE Ham Member QRZ Page

    i'd buy one just so i could get the matching backpack!
    hey, guys have to accessorise, too.
    now for the matching shoes.....

    don't laugh- how many of you bought a radio just to get a 'free' hat?

    this corona virus may be having an effect on parts availability. plants reducing
    in force or shutting down indefinitely...
     
  4. WN1MB

    WN1MB XML Subscriber QRZ Page

    I HONESTLY HOPE YOU'RE KIDDING.
    AHEM...SOME "GUYS", I SUPPOSE...
    TO REITERATE, I HONESTLY HOPE YOU'RE KIDDING.
    THE 705 AVAILABILITY IN THE U.S. IS AN FCC TYPE ACCEPTANCE DELAY - NOT A PARTS AVAILABILITY ISSUE.

    BY THE WAY, I'M NOT SHOUTING. IF IT'S FINE FOR YOU TO POST IN ALL LOWER CASE, IT'S FINE TO REPLY IN ALL UPPER CASE. MKAY? SHIFT KEY LAZINESS IS NOT DEFAULT STARTING CASE DEPENDENT...
     
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  5. KA0USE

    KA0USE Ham Member QRZ Page

    go to a car show- how many people are walking advertisements for a particular brand/model? mo-par hat, mo-par t-shirt, mo-par belt buckle, mo-par drink cozy (mo-par fans, don't hit me. it was just an example of a brand. i like the early furys)
    gun shows- how many people............a particular brand/model of firearm?
    railroad/model railroad/steam-up shows- the same
    ham fests- the same
    sports events- the same
    heck, when a dude goes out on the town he has his special watch (genuine faux rolex), special tie clip, special money clip (with a bunch of dollar bills inside with a hundred dollar bill on the outside), special ring (with genuine faux diamonds), and special neck chain. is that not accessorising?

    it pays to advertise. manufacturers, and single people (snort!), know this.

    and there are people who will buy something expensive in order to get a freebie.
     
  6. N8AFT

    N8AFT Ham Member QRZ Page

    It's because iCOM is busy makin money selling sub-par radio equipment to industries, not hams!
    Our fleet of new iCOM VHF Railroad band radios were a total and complete joke, a miserable failure.
    We, CSX Transpotation, replaced the ENTIRE IC fleet of mobile and HT with Kenwoods.
    Problem solved.
     
  7. K0UO

    K0UO Platinum Subscriber Platinum Subscriber QRZ Page

    Don't blame the Japanese manufacturers for the Chinese virus
     
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  8. N8AFT

    N8AFT Ham Member QRZ Page

    Eh? Ya lost me OM...
    We have a Honda auto plant here in Central Ohio. HUGE employer, popular es envied place of employment...
    We have hundreds of jobs in businesses that supply as well as support Honda USA...
    I am all for Japan built equipment that performs as it is intended...
    We all know the cost slashes begin at the initial design engineering stage of any product / project.
    Some companies cut more corner$ than others.
    Truly; The Love Of Money Is the Root Of All Evil...
    OH, BTW, The Honda plant es as ALL the support biz including RR has been shut down due to COVID...
    Many unemployed here as in other states...
     
    Last edited: Jun 30, 2020
  9. K0UO

    K0UO Platinum Subscriber Platinum Subscriber QRZ Page

    I'm referring to the shortage of parts from China to the high quality Japanese manufacturers like Icom.

    Anybody that watched me over the years on QRZ knows I'm an Icom/Kenwood fan

    Because of the Chinese virus, Japanese manufacturing plant shutdown like most of the U S. plants. I guarantee you Icom didn't plan this pandemic.

    We're seeing the same issues with the planned K4D from a US manufacturer.

    The world has been turned upside down, engineering, manufacturing and supply chains have suffered.
     
  10. WN1MB

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