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ICOM IC-9700 Review and Full Walk Through

Discussion in 'Amateur Radio News' started by VA2PV, Sep 20, 2019.

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  1. VA2PV

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    Hello everyone !

    Here is a complete review of the ICOM IC-9700, a high-end 2M (VHF), 70 cm and 23 cm (UHF) transceiver using SDR technology.

    73 Pascal VA2PV

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  2. KK4CUL

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    Great video, thanks for the review. I can only dream of getting one someday!
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  3. VA2PV

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    Thanks Ross. 73
  4. WB8LBZ

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    Nicely done Pascal. You exercised more of the rigs capabilities than I have or will. Also there is a user group at .

    73, Larry WB8LBZ
    EL Paso, TX
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  5. VA2PV

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    Thanks Larry. 73 Pascal VA2PV
  6. M0DPX

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    Hi Pascal its frank here,and as always your video's are brilliant, everything is running ok on my 9700 in D-STAR mode,i must add that the quality and clarity of the RX audio in D-STAR mode is perfect.the 9700 is a awesome rig for sure and i am more than happy with mine :) thanks again for your help Pascal. 73 Frank M0DPX
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  7. 9A5BWT

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    I got one. Can you tell me is there a way to set FM Tx bandwidth?
    I have 12.5 kHz channel spacing in IARU R1 and am worried about it.
    Someone said that filter (FIL) with 3 set values affects both Rx and Tx on FM but I can't find any reference in the manual.
    The scope does show change using different filters on Tx but that doesn't mean that much.
  8. M6EVR

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    wow fantastic video, I have 9700 so now im going to have a play
  9. M0DPX

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    Hi MARIO ive looked through the settings menu and can not find any way to set the Tx bandwidth on FM manually, so unless the bandwidth does change via the filters i cant give anymore advice. good luck 73 m0dpx
  10. G1ZRN

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    Shame that Icom didn't allow different levels of mic gain across the different modes in the firmware.

    A couple of stations locally have 9700s and they sound awful on DSTAR with the default 50% mic gain but when they reduce the gain to an acceptable level (still not as good as the 5100) then they get complaints when they switch to FM that they are hardly audible.

    I thought about getting one myself but the audio on DSTAR is no where near as good as the 5100 or even the 7100.

    Mike G1ZRN.

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