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ICOM IC-7300 Review and Full Walk Through

Discussion in 'Amateur Radio Equipment Reviews' started by VA2PV, Oct 27, 2019.

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  1. AI4RA

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    Thank you, Pascal, for a very concise and informative review and overview of the IC-7300. I've had mine for over a year now and love it. It has all the features I really need in an HF rig: 100 W of TX output, 160-6m TX coverage, 30 kHz to almost 75 MHz receive coverage, all legal TX modes including FM (which the IC-7200 doesn't have) and uses FPGA with direct sampling technology, all at really a very reasonable price. It also plays well with WSJT-X for FT8 and HRD for other digital modes. The receiver is excellent, as in most ICOM rigs. ICOM really came up with a winner in this rig and I would say it's destined to become a classic.

    Someone mentioned that this rig has devalued older rigs. I've noticed that some of the older rigs, like the IC-7200 for instance, are having much more trouble selling here on QRZ. Their prices are being driven down, and I think a large part of that has to do with the relatively inexpensive SDR-based revolution the IC-7300 has brought to the amateur radio market. Many folks are simply dumping their older rigs on the market because they like the 7300 so much. There seems to be a glut on the used market at the moment and the law of supply and demand will drive down the prices as a result. Progress, I guess!
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  2. W4NNF

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    Four years? Do you have a WABAC machine? :p

    Sure, go ahead and review it. Plenty out there at hamfests looking for new homes. One of my fave rigs of all time.

    As for the 7300? A good review can help plenty of ops even four years down the line...
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  3. W4NNF

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    I'm seeing that happen at the hamfests I attend. Fewer sellers slapping a 700 - 800 dollar price tag on so-so rigs from the freaking 90s. Those that do wind up packing them back up and taking them back home. ;)
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  4. AD5NM

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    Sounds like a nice radio but why are there so many for sale in the used market if it's actually as good as everyone makes it sound?
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  5. WB9YTG

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    Or the ubiquitous Hw-100/101.

    Still have fond memories of building several Heathkits (and getting them on the air)
    Last edited: Oct 29, 2019
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  6. ND6M

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    The Emperor has no clothes
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  7. WB9YTG

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    For the price the IC-7300 is a great deal.

    Surprised that Kenwood or Yaesu haven’t offered something similar. Expanded VHF/UHF capability?
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  8. WW2PT

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    I’m willing to bet you could.
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  9. K4NYX

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    Thank you for taking the time to review.
  10. WA6JJM

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    Good job!


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