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Icom IC-9700 is now delivering at $2099 price point

Discussion in 'Ham Radio Discussions' started by K2II, Feb 9, 2019.

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  1. WF7A

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    That reminds me of an old gag where you send a real cheapskate a $10-off certificate toward a Rolls Royce. : )
  2. W4NNF

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    You are probably gonna be surprised. ;)
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  3. W4NNF

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    Sure. Plus all the other things you can do with a radio like this: simplex SSB, simplex FM, local analog repeaters, digital repeaters, D-Star, etc, etc., etc.
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  4. NL7W

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    That would add two additional transverters!
  5. KN4DQE

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    Looks like the 9700 made a showing at Hamcation!

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  6. K9KQX

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    If the price was more around 1500, I'd consider one. I only wish there was a bit more 2m SSB activity around my neck of the woods. I will say pairing that with a 7300 would look awfully sweet on the desk
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  7. K4AGO

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    Try again.... The same approach, but, this time have two dozen red roses in hand and a reservation at a good restaurant (not Tacco Bell). I tried that approach and my wife told me I could buy all the radios I want.

    Good Luck
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  8. K4AGO

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    They sure look like twins. The 7300 and the 7900 would look grand beside one another in the shack.
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  9. N5AL

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    Actually, the pair would look more like three grand beside one another in the shack! :)

    Come to think of it, the pair would be a great price for the amount of ham band coverage you would receive.
    Last edited: Feb 10, 2019
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  10. W8NIC

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    $2099??? I’ll take one...................NOT!!!!!!

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