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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. NL7W

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    Cute... three times over. :p
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  2. K2XT

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    Just wonder what fraction of potential owners will use 1296?
    If it could be offered without that capability and save, say $400, it might be ok.
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  3. K2XT

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    Another observation - vhf contesters will need two rigs in order to cover 6 meters.
  4. W4NNF

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    It's OK...I have it on good authority that those grapes hanging up there are actually SOUR! :p
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  5. W4NNF

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    Or without sideband or a display or... You can get a nice Baofeng for 30 bucks!:p
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  6. AC9SF

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    Now delivering? I don’t see any evidence that any have been shipped our received by hams who have ordered one. HRO is saying delivery in the second quarter.
  7. WA9SVD

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    Perhaps, for some like you. For V/UHF enthusiasts, IF it performs well, it is a welcome addition to a hole in that part of the spectrum for a decent performing radio w/o the "HF" garbage tacked on; rather, with HF and "V/UHF" (with mediocre performance at best) tacked up. You won't see any serious satellite or EME ops using a FT-597.
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  8. WA9SVD

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    Don't hold your breath...
  9. ND6M

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    give them a few months, after the initial delivery newness wears thin, the price (like the 7300) will drop more than a couple hundred dollars.

    It should bottom out at about $1300, maybe even less.;)
  10. W8NIC

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    Yup, they’re prolly counting on all the suckers that will buy it now, then lower the price later

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