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Icom launch innovative IC-R8600 wideband communication receiver

Discussion in 'Amateur Radio News' started by G4TUT, Oct 11, 2017.

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  1. WD4IGX

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    A ham with a good bit of money?

    Don't get me wrong, I won't be buying one - now. But I could see it if I were just a bit better off than I am, and many are. And if it were 2/3s that price I might be tempted.
  2. W0PV

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    Price notwithstanding, I would be interested if it could do,

    1) TRUNKING of P25 or analog VHF Public Service channels.

    2) TRANSCEIVE seamlessly integrated as a companion to an IC-7300.

    It's within millimeters of being a twin form factor of the latter. Of course if it could conveniently function as a second receive band pass for a 7300, the IC-7610 would be moot.

    (As if the 7610 will ever really be for sale on the USA market :rolleyes:)

    73 de John - WØPV
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  3. KE0NRE

    KE0NRE Ham Member QRZ Page

    And by using SDR.HU your antenna moves across the pond making it much easier to copy far away stations.
  4. W1MDM

    W1MDM Ham Member QRZ Page

    ouch! it hurts my SDRplay... :)
  5. N2UHC

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    Wow, nice. Back in the day I lusted after the R-9000. If I had a few spare grand I'd drop it on this.
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  6. W7IGC

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  7. KK4RDI

    KK4RDI Ham Member QRZ Page

    I agree it's a reasonable price for that kind of performance. You've got to admire the state of the art, it filters down to affordable products eventually.
  8. K2WH

    K2WH I'm Up, I'm Awake What more do you want ? Volunteer Moderator QRZ Page

    What I would love to see is a retro package with a matching transmitter for the HF frequencies including the new LF bands. Separate packages, for a nice setup.

    The Drake "C" line for example:


    I also didn't see in the description of the inclusion of standard routine HF decoding software for the plethora of digital modes currently being used.
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  9. KG5THG

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    Hopefully they will start adding software upgrade options to the 7300 to enable new bands (If it's software and not hardware lockouts) and features. I wouldn't mind paying a reasonable a la carte for new features that I might use.
  10. KD9VV

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    Let's see..Hmm? Resonant antennas for that coverage will cost me a few thousand more.

    ...and; I want more buttons, more weight etc for that sort of dough. :)

    Curious to see how the sales will money is on "sluggish"

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