Discussion in 'Contests, DXpeditions and Special Events' started by W5ZZ, Mar 6, 2005.
WELL I SEEN IT BEUTIFUL RADIO BUT NOT REPLACEMENT FOR 706 JUST A UPGRADE.
New Info :
Price in Japan $1600
Nice radio. Beautiful front panel. Nice Specs. Rediculous Price.
At least they gave a mike.
I'll keep my FT-857 for now. At nearly 1/3rd the price it's got the bang-for-the-buck factor beat.
Just to put this in perspective.
In March 1996 the original IC-706 retailed for $1,560.
This would be $1,934 in todays inflated dollars.
Also, the original 706 came stripped with no filters. The 7000 had digital IF filters as standard equipment.
I agree that rigs like the FT-857 are a tremendous value for the money. No way is the IC-7000 going to be 2.5 X better than the 857.
However, when Icom ships them, they will probably have a backlog of orders.
I wonder if it will include the 60 meter channels?
• Frequency coverage :
Receive 0.030–199.999MHz* 2 400.000–470.000MHz
Transmit 1.800– 1.999MHz 3.500– 3.999MHz
5.3305, 5.3465, 5.3665, 5.3715, 5.4035MHz
7.000– 7.300MHz 10.100–10.150MHz
Why would ICOM make a radio that goes to 70cm and put TWO SO-239 connectors on it?
It's almost insulting, do they really think we can't put a
"N" or BNC connector together?
I just went to both icomamerica.com and Icom Japan's site and neither site have the IC-7000 listed yet.
RigPix has it, but none of the Icom sites do. How is it that there's no price on Icom's site?
Anthony - W8ANT
April 1st vaporware?