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ICOM IC-705: A slightly different perspective

Discussion in 'Amateur Radio News' started by OH8STN, Sep 24, 2019.

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  1. K8AI

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    I carry a tuned multiband dipole (band segments selected with spade connectors) when backpacking so I don't have to lug around a tuner. Less weight to carry and like you said, no "RF eater" involved.
    KU3X and WB8LBZ like this.
  2. WD4IGX

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    I haven't used coax at HF since i discovered balanced feed lines.

    But we'll never convince each other so I'm not going to bother.
  3. N5EQY

    N5EQY Ham Member QRZ Page

    I totally agree with ya !! When i win the lotto, I will have two of the 705's , one in the shack and one in the Fusion. Love my Icoms.
  4. KA1KLO

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    Nice presentation Sir. Can you tell me if the 705 will do 6 and 10 meter repeater frequency (offsets and tones INTO Memory?) Thanks Beforehand John.
  5. WA3UHZ

    WA3UHZ Ham Member QRZ Page

    Julian - great posting, you often have most thoughtful and objective perspectives.
    I was thinking some of the same as Barry, above- One of the redeeming qualities of the FT-817/8 was their requirement of such a small current (250 mA squelched or 450 mA receving).

    John WA3UHZ

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