[amsat-bb] Icon IC-9700 SDR Transceiver Prototype

Fabio R. roccaf at gmail.com
Sun Sep 10 09:19:46 UTC 2017

Hi everyone,

even if I will probably change my IC910H with this new radio I am wondering
why Icom, after almost 15 years, didn't introduced features specifically
for Vhf&superior hams.

A gps driven TXCO or, at least, a 10mhz input are nowadays present on
transverters or HF radios.

The SEND per band instead of the single signal or an internal sequencer in
order to drive PA and the mast-head preamplifier.

Hope this radio will have no spikes mean (if possible) no AGC driven
mosfet, nowadays ldmos amplifiers need little inputs.

my 2 cents


On Sun, Sep 10, 2017 at 7:06 AM, Les Rayburn <les at highnoonfilm.com> wrote:

> Tokyo Ham Fair saw the debut of the prototype Icom IC-9700, which looks to
> be a SDR version of the IC-910H. If released, this radio would feature
> full-duplex operation on 144, 432, and 1296. It’s also D-STAR capable.
> As the owner of an IC-7300, I’d love to see this model released. It would
> be a most welcome addition to the shack, and the built in waterfall display
> would make satellite operation much easier.
> http://qrznow.com/icom-ic-9700-vhfuhf1-2ghz-prototype-
> transceiver-shown-at-tokyo-hamfair-2017/
> 73,
> Les Rayburn, N1LF
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