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. K7DIP

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    I haven't had a chuckle watching a translation that good since they came out with "All your base are belong to us".
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  2. K0UO

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    If it wouldn't have been for the virus we would have saw the 705a in the US at Dayton
  3. W6UXB

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    I have put my $1200 aside (hopefully it won't cost more) but will wait for the first reports to come in before purchasing!
  4. G3SEA

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    I wonder how well just an HF version with an ATU would sell v the loaded version ? :cool:
  5. JS6UEY

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    He was actually saying "aishi nanamarugo". Basically IC Seven-O-Five
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  6. JS6UEY

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    I would actually expect the latter sooner than you think. CQOHM (a Japanese Ham Radio store) is listing IC-705's for 当店特別価格115,800円(税込). That is 115,800yen INCLUDING tax (Japanese sales tax is 10%). Given the fact that ham products in Japan are sold at prices much higher than the U.S., I am thinking it might hit the U.S. at around $1k upon release.
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  7. KW9WK

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    Best chuckle I've had in while!
    "I'm sick of this because it doesn't melt in the graveyard."
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  8. VK4DX

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    Oh wow, that is SUPER expensive!

    £1300 is about $2,400 AUD. Just as a comparison, the IC7300 here in VK costs around $1600 AUD (£850 / $1,050USD). That's probably the ceiling price I would pay for the 705.
  9. AJ6KZ

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    I'll give you $600 for your KX3. :)
  10. K8HIT

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    As soon as HRO calls to tell me my reservation is ready I'm in.

    I have high tolerance for first release products. This is going in my camper and the season has already begun.
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