The Top 2 Issues EVERY IC-7610 owner needs to check for.

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  1. WB0TYZ

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    Sent my 7610 back on 9-18-19. Purchased 6-24-19 because of burn in. SN#12003887. No word as of 10-5-19.
     
  2. NN6EE

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    HMMM??? Say Larry, I guess I'm one of the LUCKY ONES since I've owned mine since "FEB. 2018"!!! Absolutely (NO ISSUES), so far??? :-/
    But really from what a number of guys out here have commented that "ICOM" wouldn't DO ANYTHING to correct the issue is in my opinion simply "BS" in that ALL gear manufacturers are always VERY KEEN on having all their gear trouble-free and KEEPING CUSTOMERS HAPPY, especially as "REPEAT CUSTOMERS"!!!
     
  3. WW7F

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    Icom seems to have had that problem since they first made transceivers with display screens , IC 756 series all the way, from IC 756 non pro on up.Although there were some aftermarket replacements for a while was about $300 or so to replace it at the time. I am hesitant to get a newer generation rig as it seems they are far from solving this issue,and like the 756 series, how many of the displays were made for spares or production use? When those run out buyers and owners will be SOL for replacements if no after market solution is to be had. OT but I'd love to find a replacement for my 756 non pro. 73 also :)
     
  4. NN6EE

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    Dear Michele,
    I don't doubt your statement "One-iota" :) Most of we "HAMS" ultimately want to spend a good deal of money if we have it to try and get the BEST (or BANG-FOR-THE-BUCK) that we can, but the MANUFACTURERS should also be cognizant of "it's our money", so give us a "QUALITY PRODUCT"!!! OR? WE'LL SHOP ELSEWHERE!!!
     
  5. K8XG

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    Look at the problems of the 1987 [?] Kenwood TS-940S? Dead key 120 watts CW from it's 50 volt supply but only able to get 45 watts PEP on sideband in the early models? I had one as a second owner 10 years ago as in 1987 that radio cost $2750 which would be 10 grand today. If you research, many of the costly high end radios have had problems over decades, and most but not all Manufacture did fix them. For Example Yaesu had the Performance Enhancement Plan that fixed issues from the early 2000, 5000, and 9000s etc.

    I had to do an aftermarket fix to my TS-940S' lack of SSB power. My Current IC-7300 exhibits full power in CW and Digital modes, but average SSB talk power is very low. Only way to see 100 pep is to use the most promiscuous MFJ Giant Swing PEP meter. If I put audio into the USB port for SSB like Sherwood's tests did, it is full power average. The ALC on the MIC port is common for ICOM to Nanny., Tests for SSB should be from the MIC port, not the data USB ports.
     
  6. WA2TP

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    I am now looking into getting a 7610 with the recent price drops and I am curious if the screen issue was ever resolved. While Icom has acknowledge the heat sink issue on their web site with a technical bulletin, they have not publicly acknowledge the display burn in issue even though there are many who have experienced it. The 3k price tag, while very attractive, makes me skeptical that they have resolved this issue. I had read somewhere that a group was planning a class action lawsuit but I do not know if that ever gained traction.
     

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