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IC-705, Elecraft killer?

Discussion in 'QRP Corner' started by KM4DYX, Aug 31, 2019.

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  1. KM4DYX

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  2. KA0HCP

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    Next exaggerated question, please. ;)
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  3. KC7JNJ

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    Though I have not seen one, and only seeing the video. It does not get me going. The only thing I feel I am missing on my 817 is a little better receiver and variable receive bandwidth controls. I already have DSP. This is the only reasons I want a KX2. That icom is just has to many wiz bangs for me. To tell you the truth I would enjoy a new icom 735 over that 705. So I hope it is not a Elecraft killer as I have not gotten my Elecraft yet.
  4. KU3X

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    I have an Elecraft KX2 and a KX3. It's not an Elecraft killer for me. I'm not selling either one to get the 705. Actually, the no internal ATU on the 705 is a deal breaker for me, even though I only use resonant antennas and no ATU is needed. There are times I may need and ATU and an external ATU is just one more item I have to carry with me.
    Nope, my KX2 is my, "Go To Portable Radio" and it's here to stay. That is, until Elecraft decides to come out with a KX4. "Are you listening Elecraft ?"
    But.....I do have to say, I am impressed with the 705 and I am sure they will sell like hot cakes. Price? I bet it's over 2K ?
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  5. VK3YE

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    Does anyone know the IC705's tx and receive current consumption? It's no good having a small rig if you need to take big batteries. Does it beat the KX3 (which in this regard is better than the FT817)?

    A small thing it lacks over the FT817/8 is the latter's dual antenna sockets. That's handy particularly for VHF/UHF field days with different antennas on 2m & 70cm.
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  6. K8TDN

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    I internal ATU...could run resonant antennas...battery is noice if you have a id-51..same battery...but need more info on battery consumption..still it looks nice..this may all be changed by release to USA happens...
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  7. AB6MB

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    $2000 for a ten watt radio????
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  8. AH7I

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  9. WA1QZX

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    I think it would be very attractive as a QRP rig for those that already have IC-7300 or IC-9700 or IC-7610 and are accustomed to the Icom display layout and menu system as they would not have to learn another system. In this way it really wouldn't be a FT-818 or KX2/3 killer, as it would be targeting mostly Icom oriented guys/gals and not necessarily Yaesu and Elecraft users. Although there might be some crossover.
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  10. KM4DYX

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    Is anybody making an IP68 rated amateur rig? Would it be that hard to do?
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