Product Review - The ICOM IC-7000

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  1. EI2GLB

    EI2GLB Guest

    i see a review of the radio stating it has low output power on vhf/uhf 20/10w the are susposed to have 50w on vhf can anyone confirm this i'm planning to buy one for mainly 6/2m
     
  2. KB7UXE

    KB7UXE Ham Member QRZ Page

    WOW!
    It's started already.. Look at the 706's fer sale.. and the pirce is plumiting!
    And I'm still using my 12ax7 rock transmitter and my whisker reciever on 3.696 mhz.

    One day I'll git me one of the 706's, then I'll have 2 frequencies!
     
  3. N4ZKF

    N4ZKF Ham Member QRZ Page

    Yes, but it's not there with my FT-100. Guess I need to go back in time. It will be on Ebay this weekend if AES won't take it back.
     
  4. NP4H

    NP4H Guest

    Hello Friends...

    Have been looking at the IC-7000 myself and I am a bit concerned about the noise on vehicles. I see reference to two Ford vehicles, here David has an Explorer. I used to have one and noise was a problem. I suggest you take it to a Ford dealership and have a filter placed on the gas pump. That is where the noise is generated. It is done for free as a warranty job in order to correct the defect. They consider it to be a defect, that's why it's done for free. You can get more information on the job at the Ford or ARRL website. It help out nicely. Best wishes to all!

    73,

    Nomar - NP4H
    [​IMG]
     
  5. K6LCS

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    >>...The separation cable looks idential to the 706 Mk II G versions...

    They are not interchangeable - they each are unique.

    >>...doesn't do 440...

    Uh, the Icom IC-7000 certainly does operate on 440.

    Clint Bradford, K6LCS
     
  6. N4ZN

    N4ZN Ham Member QRZ Page

    Not trying to be a stooge by soliciting more input Fred,..... but.... I take it that this model isn't "castrated" in the mic gain input department, like the 706 series was?

    I have a voice tone or pattern that just doesn't excite a microphone very well, and need the extra "oomph" to get a radio to deliver full power. I hate having to run speech processing, especially mobile, to get 100w pep, as it ends up with 50w of solid cabin noise going on the air. Forget a Heil mic.... garbage with my voice.

    Only rig I ever ran mobile that was compatable with my voice was a yeasu ft767gx2, and it just won't fit under the dash of todays automobile. Heil hc4 in a pro2 headset... excellent!

    Be nice if this new jewel from Icom could compare.
     
  7. W5ETS

    W5ETS Ham Member QRZ Page

    Just like the Icom IC706MKIIG, the IC-7000 and all other radios that only have one antenna connection for 2m and .70cm are worthless. You need to be able to run a separate antenna for each band, therefore there should be a connector for each band. There should also be a separate antenna connection for 6 meters. This is especially true for the IC-7000 and IC-706MKIIG because they are only 20w on .70cm. When you are on the road and in the fringe area of repeaters, you are better off with separate antennas and eliminating loss of the built-in duplexer. I understand most people want a single antenna so their vehicle doesn't look "ugly", but you're wasting time and money.

    73's,
    Erik Smith, W5ETS
    w5ets@yahoo.com

    Chairman, San Antonio Radio Club Swapfest
    http://www.w5sc.org
    swapfest@w5sc.org
     
  8. W9JI

    W9JI XML Subscriber QRZ Page

    Fred,

    I cannot believe the quality of those pictures, what camera did you use for that?

    I am considering buying a digital camera and I want that kind of quality!!

     
  9. WD8OQX

    WD8OQX Ham Member QRZ Page

    I'm not Fred but I'll see if I can help.

    I got an HP - E217 at Staples on sale for around $80.
    Put NiMH batteries in it (Lasted about 2 weeks now)
    Takes excellent 4MP pictures.

    Check this out & hope It helps.

    73 - Tim
     
  10. yc8taf

    yc8taf Ham Member QRZ Page

    i have been used icom 706 mk ii , sound a like great radio , icom 7000 for mobil rig .:)
     
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