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New Icom 7300 on CW

Discussion in 'Ham Radio Discussions' started by KB4MNG, Apr 21, 2016.

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  1. K3EY

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    I almost bought the 7610 but can't justify it, in my mind anyway. It's nice, played with it at DXE.
     
  2. WF4W

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    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.
     
  3. K3EY

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    I agree, it's really nice and VERY tempting!!

    Right now I am on a self imposed austerity program, yeah that's my excuse.:D
     
  4. KA4DPO

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    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?
     
  5. K3EY

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    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........
     
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  6. WD0BCT

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    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.
     
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  7. W4NNF

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    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... ;)
     
  8. KA4DPO

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    I still have my IC-740 and it has excellent full break in capability, and the relay is very quiet
     
  9. KE0EYJ

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    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.
     
  10. AJ6KZ

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    Indeed. :) No more complaining from me, however. A replacement radio is on the way!
     

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