IC-9700 Still too expensive at $1450

Discussion in 'Ham Radio Discussions' started by WR3V, Dec 3, 2019.

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  1. KA0HCP

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    What cost $2,500 in 1987 would cost $5,576.45 in 2018.
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  2. WB2WIK

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    Yeah, it was a pretty expensive rig for the time.

    The IC-9700 is very cheap by comparison.
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  3. KN4DQE

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    It would be nice (and maybe they will) provide an updated version that allows the GHz mode to be added as a separate module versus coming standard. I would gladly buy one without this feature since I have no real way to use it where I am, and if it knocks $400 off the radio that'd be a deal for me!
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  4. N8FVJ

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    IC-7300 is $899 again.
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  5. W7OTL

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    I paid $1400 for my 7300. I did get a check from Icom for $200 in the form of a "rebate" several months later AFTER I sent them proof of purchase, and the barcode off the box via snail mail.
  6. W7OTL

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    Looks like it's not the radio for you.
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  7. KR2C

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    More value an d a higher price tag.
  8. K2XT

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    If I was to go out to a hilltop for a vhf contest I NEED 6 meters, much more than 1296.
    The rig forces 1296 with its high cost on the prospective buyer, making me not interested.
    As it stands, a vhf contester is forced to take a second rig along - not good.
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  9. W1VT

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    When I did VHF QRP portable in the 1990s I'd pack rigs for 6, 2, 222, and 432MHz. And transverters for 903, 1296, 2304, 3456, 5760, and 10 GHz.

    In September 1995 45 Qs/14 grids on 6 was blown away by 39 Qs/18 grids on 1296!

    Zak W1VT
    Last edited: Dec 4, 2019
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  10. K2XT

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    That sounds like a van full.

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