IC705 Demo Models arriving at Amateur outlets in Japan

Discussion in 'Amateur Radio News' started by ZS1SBW, May 19, 2020.

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  1. ZS1SBW

    ZS1SBW Platinum Subscriber Platinum Subscriber Life Member QRZ Page

    Nichiei Musen in Nihonbashi, Naniwa-ku, Osaka Japan received their demo IC705. Not an ideal time for in store tryout, given current Covid19 situation. Inspective of language barrier, the video demo strikes a chord.

    73 ZS1SBW

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  2. G0WXU

    G0WXU Ham Member QRZ Page

    Thank you for the video presentation. Lucky you to get one for demo. Every one else in the Ham world are waiting to get their hands on one to try. Take care and stay safe. 73 de John - G0WXU.
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  3. W1YW

    W1YW Ham Member QRZ Page

    Nifty radio, demo'ed at Orlando Hamfest:)

    Waiting for availability in States....
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  4. N5JXO

    N5JXO XML Subscriber QRZ Page

    I f you turn on closed captions auto-generated, then exit the settings menu and go back in, you can turn on auto translate to English subtitles. Works better than listening to Japanese.
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  5. VE4MM

    VE4MM Ham Member QRZ Page

    I pre-ordered one last year.

    Looks pretty cool.

    Game Changer.

  6. KA1YBS

    KA1YBS XML Subscriber QRZ Page

    ...and the translations are sometimes pretty funny ;)

    I lived in Japan for 7 months in 2015... oh the memories of the tech stores in Akihabra (Tokyo). I went into a couple ham radio stores too. I'll never forget the HUMONGOUS 4-story Icom banner attached to a building advertising an HT!

    I, like many of us are anticipating this rig!

    "Life just got longer for more QRP!"
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  7. K4OM

    K4OM Ham Member QRZ Page

    He kept calling it an ICOM 7. There is a 100 watt marine radio. A GM 800.Gear with that radio include an antenna that is self tuning (80-10).
    The manual is on the ICOM site in English. I am wondering if the IC-705 and the ICOM GM800 are brothers.
  8. WB8VLC

    WB8VLC Ham Member QRZ Page

    Oh boy, the auto English translation is just too funny,
    I'm amazed that we still cannot get good translation from any language to English.

    For instance when he shows the boxed radio the english translation is FIRST OF ALL, THIS IS A BOX


    next when he has the tape measure measuring the box translation is 'there is a little power is 26.5 cm'

    then HAHA IS CALLED A KILLER, no idea what that translated from

    but all in all me and another ham had a blast with the useless translator here during lunch reading and trying to decipher it.
    This was the funniest translation= I'M SICK OF THIS BECAUSE IT DIDN'T MELT IN THE GRAVEYARD

    We needed a laugh
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  9. K4OM

    K4OM Ham Member QRZ Page

    A wireless lan feature is built in. Bluetooth as well.
  10. W7UUU

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

    I was actually announced 8th no problem at that time of my life. But I still wasn't cheese with the right number ;):p


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