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The Icom IC-705! HF-UHF SDR Radio - An initial review

Discussion in 'Ham Radio Discussions' started by VK7HH, Sep 6, 2019.

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  1. KU3X

    KU3X Ham Member QRZ Page

    I guess I mis understood! I thought you were saying the 705 is selling for $1400. So sorry.
  2. WA3YAY

    WA3YAY Ham Member QRZ Page

    For digital modes, especially FT(n), it will be a winner. If you combine it with an OK dipole, and go out into the field, you will make plenty of contacts.
  3. W4ZD

    W4ZD Ham Member QRZ Page

    No, your computer will make plenty of contacts. You'll be busy fly fishing or drinking beer. :D
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  4. W5IEI

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    I've always tried to be the strongest station on the band,not the weakest.
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  5. WZ7U

    WZ7U Ham Member QRZ Page

    Might start by not using your ID as an avatar :rolleyes:
  6. W4EAE

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    I am completely with you on this. I don't disparage the guys who do it, but I have no love for QRP.

    I am a bit baffled as to why Xeigu can put such a beastly tuner into their radio, but none of the big three can manage that on a QRP rig. (It make a lot more sense on a 100w radio though).
  7. KA4DPO

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    I still have an IC-740, with the built in power supply. I am the original owner. Haven't used it in a long time but it has always been a great little rig.
  8. KA4DPO

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    That is one of the great things about the hobby, diversity. I worked with a guy at Harris who never ran more than one watt, most of the time he ran a hundred milliwatts or less. Extreme QRP was his thing, that and experimenting with huge wire arrays.
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  9. W4NNF

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    That's what some people say. Mostly people who don't use FT8/4. :p
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  10. WW2PT

    WW2PT Ham Member QRZ Page

    I care less about bells, whistles, and eye candy than I do about how well a rig pulls a weak CW signal out of the noise floor. In this respect, beating Elecraft in the portable QRP marketplace will take some doing. I’m anxious to see how the 705 stacks up in this regard.

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