ICOM IC-705 Review and Full Walk Through

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  1. K9GLS

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    Guess I look at this differently. If a DX station is wasting long periods of time trying to work a QRP station then shame on them not the QRP station. All it takes is a "sorry no contact try later" and off to the hundreds and hundreds waiting so patiently. Conversely if a DX station wants to try for 8 hours to work that one QRP station then that's their choice isn't it. Not everyone can be as efficent and thoughtful as you. Especially those darn foreigners.
     
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  2. KC3MIO

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    I’ve been working the NAQSO party with my 705 running five watts and made two dozen contacts from coast to coast. It’s fun and a challenge, although it’s not everyone’s cup of tea. It’s a big hobby with something for everyone.
     
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  3. K0UO

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  4. N6KZB

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    QRP or QRO???

    What difference does it make if you are enjoying the hobby?

    Nice review.
     
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  5. KJ5Y

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    very rare to win a pile up with 5 watts... why struggle? Life it too short for QRP! Run a kilowatt and a big antenna!
     
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  6. K9GLS

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    Why struggle? Why not? Power is no substitute for skill. ;)
     
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  7. WN1MB

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    Let us see here:

    "review and full walk through"
    "detailed review"
    "covers essentials of the operator's manual"

    Icom basic manual is 96 pages. Advanced manual is 218 pages.

    Video is 36 minutes in length.

    Something(s) doesn't (don't) compute...
     
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  8. F1HCN

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    Bonsoir, après 3 mois de fonctionnement sans problème, voici la première panne d’écran.
    73 de F1HCN
     

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  9. F1HCN

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    Bonsoir, après 3 mois de fonctionnement sans problème, voici la première panne d’écran.
     

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  10. W2TXB

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    That is the second update for the IC-705, no? If so, that is a good thing, as I prefer to wait until after the first software/firmware update before buying; waiting for (or at least knowing that it is pretty much "in the pipeline") the second one may be even better.

    Just spoke with a nearby ham who received his IC-705 last week. He is having fun with it and is learning its features. His first HF contact from central NY was on (I believe) 20-M SSB with a guy in Florida... nailed it with a good signal report.

    I am running the numbers now and may buy one soon. :)
     
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