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ICOM IC-705 Feature Walk-Through

Discussion in 'Amateur Radio News' started by KI6NAZ, Sep 5, 2020.

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  1. K0UO

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    I've already commented on the 705 several times above but I do need clarification. Can a handicap person use motorized vehicles for SOTA?
  2. KI4POT

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    Nothing specific in the rules. They can drive up to a summit if it's a drive-up, but they can't operate from the car (assuming no special dispensation for being handicapped). That's why there are drive-up summits, to make it accessible to all.

  3. KI5AAI

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    I lug an FT-891 with or without an external tuner and a 12v/20Ah LiFePo for SOTA and POTA :)
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  4. WN1MB

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    I'm suddenly imagining this thread devolving into rants about how SOTA is exclusionary, hordes of wheelchair and scooter bound hams occupying SOTA peaks in protest, complete with HLM tee shits, though all compliantly wearing proper PPE and maintaining safe social distancing, of course...
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  5. KK6ZHJ

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    I think you are recalling an episode of family guy, Angry Crippleton.
  6. WN1MB

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    Nope. Just my sometimes warped imagination. Never watched Family Guy.
  7. K8HIT

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    Just received my tracking number from HRO. I'll have my IC-705 in the morning.
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  8. K0UO

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    $1,299.95 now at MTC
  9. K7ZOV

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    Flame suite on.... New IC-7300 average $1,000. New Xiegu G90 $450. Total $1,450. OK a bit over the $1,300 for the IC-705, however both have ATU's, and you have two radios. Preowned IC-7300 averaging about $750. New G90 $450. Total for both radios $1,200.. If the G90 is preowned then figure maybe a total of $1,100. Cute radio. Nice features. Limited power output and high price to pay for Bling and Sexy display in a small box.
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  10. KD2LFG

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    If I get the IC 705, I will probably use my Elecraft tuner (about as big as a cigarette pack) if I need to tune something. However, my HYENDFED QRP antenna is resonate on all the HAM frequencies and no tuner is required. Now the sad part. For whatever reason, HYENDFED does not make this great little QRP antenna anymore and I don't know why.

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