New IC-705/7300/9700 firmware

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  1. SV2HZF

    SV2HZF Ham Member QRZ Page

    I really don't mind about FT8 but a firmware update is always welcomed.
    Minor under-the-hood improvements are often more important.
  2. G0GSR

    G0GSR Ham Member QRZ Page

    How many do you want?

    External amp keying timing fault. Very important!
    The Enforced 200Hz low cut on AM, RX and TX.
    Notch filter on AM needs to be prevented from notching out the carrier, thus producing severe distortion.
    AM/PM wideband noise from TX, independent of power level.. Suspect that this is not fixable in firmware but maybe could be improved.

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  3. AD0HT

    AD0HT Ham Member QRZ Page

    for 705 it is available:
    excerpt from DL page

    Changes from Version 1.12
    [Spectrum scope is improved]

    -A Scroll mode that can seamlessly change the displaying scope range, depending on the operating frequency, is added.
    - A popup screen that displays when SPAN or EDGE change is added.
    - The number of FIX EDGE memories is expanded to 4.
    [Preset function is added for FT8 operation]
    -A Preset function that can set each operation is added.
    NOTE: The default settings for the Preset function are for FT8 operation. If your digital software does not support the IC-705, change to an Icom transceiver’s CI-V address that the software supports.
    For example, when selecting the IC-9700 in the software, set the CI-V address in the IC-705 to A2, which is the IC-9700’s CI-V address.
    [The AH-705 automatic antenna tuner can be used]
    -An antenna tuner selecting item is added in the Set mode.
    - A Tune Memory setting and a Tune Memory Clear functions are added.
    -When [TUNER] on the FUNCTION screen is touched, tuning starts.

    [Other changes]
    -A WLAN Access Point mode is added.
    -A Front Key Customization function that can change the function of [VOX/BK-IN] and [AUTOTUNE/RX>CS] is added.
    -[TUNER] is added to the Remote MIC key function.
    - You can set 2 voice memories (T1 and T2) and 2 keyer memories (M1 and M2) in IC-705 firmware Version 1.12.
    In firmware Version 1.2, the number of Voice memories, Keyer memories, and RTTY memories is increased to 4 in each mode.
    Each bank of memories is automatically selected, according to the operating mode. For example, when operating in the SSB mode, the Voice memory bank is automatically selected.

    - The "ddd.dddd˚" format is added for the Latitude/Longitude display.
    - While operating in the Data mode, the receive tone control is deactivated.
    -A menu item that can return to the normal mode is added to the QUICK MENU of Terminal Mode and Access Point Mode.
    - Improves the saving of the Battery Pack Confirmation setting.

    NOTE: When the firmware is updated, the battery pack selection returns to the default setting (OFF).
  4. K8HIT

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    Here are links to the IC-705 files.

    New manuals, CS-705 update, etc.

    The current version of RT Systems IC-705 Programmer 5.00.45 does not work with firmware 1.20.

    Firmware 1.20

    Firmware update info

    CS-705 ver 1.10

    IC-705 Advanced Manual

    IC-705 Basic Manual

    I applied the update, no problem. There was a complete reset, so be sure to save your settings file to SD. The update process offers to make a backup as well.
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  5. W3ATV

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    I have had (2) 7300's, one I still own. Also have a 7610. None had any adverse effects running them into a PW1 and Ten-Tec Hercules2. I guess the "RF Tail" is not as bad as they say, or I am really lucky........
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  6. W4NNF

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    It's very unlikely to be a problem with phone. If you're worried about it on CW, enter a few milliseconds of delay...pretty easy to do and doesn't require messing with firmware.
  7. K4MJA

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    Icom released the new IC7300 firmware (Version 1.40) today. Download it here . Have not had a chance to try it yet.
  8. K8HIT

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  9. KQ8W

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    I updated my 7300 without issue. I like the FT8 preset idea, but not sure I'll ever use it. It seems you have to access the menu, select the preset, and it will load it, similar to the settings file. I think it could be improved by sensing when the remote control selects USB-D, it would apply these settings automatically.
  10. G0GSR

    G0GSR Ham Member QRZ Page

    I think you must mean by using Semi-Break-in (BKIN), yes, the only way.

    With the new firmware, I can confirm that Icom have IGNORED fixing the external amp timing fault in favour of adding bells and whistles.

    I don't change anything between voice, CW and FT8 (or any other computer modes). Waste of effort.

    Last edited: Feb 26, 2021 at 4:26 PM

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