Discussion in 'Ham Radio Discussions' started by KB4MNG, Apr 21, 2016.
I almost bought the 7610 but can't justify it, in my mind anyway. It's nice, played with it at DXE.
now that the price has dropped i think it's a good deal - but if you d0nt use all the features like onboard LAN / onboard RSBa-1 server it may not be worth it. Oh, and it really shines in CW & RTTY contests where you can make the receive super narrow.
I agree, it's really nice and VERY tempting!!
Right now I am on a self imposed austerity program, yeah that's my excuse.
I have seen reports on Eham that the 7610 still has a burn in issue with the screen. I honestly don't know if that is true or not but I have never heard of the problem on the 7300. I know that screen on my 7600 is just fine but I use the screen saver and also don't crank the brightness up full tilt.
So does anyone know if screen burn is still a problem for the IC-7610?
According to Dave at DXE it's all BS.
7300's are not bullet proof either. I just sent mine to Icom with a fried USB chip. Told me to
get a shorter USB cable, it's coming today. I had another one with a bad sound card.
Nothing is perfect, here on earth anyway.
FYI: I was running 10 watts, so........
Ten Tecs were wonderful for full break in. In their day they were the leader!
My old HW-16 had better full break-in than many of the newer rigs today.
I suspect that over the years full break in became less popular because all three of my newer TXs really did a poor job on full break-in. I believe my FT-891 does not support full break in..only break-in with an adjustable time delay which I set high to avoid listening to the relay clack. It may be the FT-817ND I can't recall. They both are adjusted to high time delays.
I found neither to be even audible with the air conditioner on in the shack. I know people have less tolerance for these things than others--some can be driven quite mad by the sound of a dripping faucet...
I still have my IC-740 and it has excellent full break in capability, and the relay is very quiet
I really liked my 7300, but as I have mentioned before, it didn't do well in my noisy location, on the low bands. Wish it had some kind of SDR/Roofing filter hybrid set-up, like the Elecraft radios can. It would be ridiculous, then.
Indeed. No more complaining from me, however. A replacement radio is on the way!