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IC-9700 VHF/UHF/1200 MHz Base Station Amateur SDR Transceiver, UK Launch Update!

IC-9700 VHF/UHF/1200 MHz Base Station Amateur SDR Transceiver, UK Launch Update!

We have been fortunate to have had an engineering sample of the IC-9700 VHF/UHF Base Station Amateur SDR Transceiver from Icom Inc. to evaluate for a short time. So far, we have been amazed by the fantastic sensitivity and performance of the radio.

The IC-9700 is the first VHF/UHF/1200 MHz transceiver which introduces the RF direct sampling system for the 144 and 430 MHz bands, a real-time spectrum scope and waterfall function. The RF direct sampling system has already provided high performance in Icom's IC-7610 and IC-7300 HF transceivers. In addition, the spectrum scope and waterfall function have been indispensable tools for operators to increase QSO opportunities, without missing weak signals. The radio has many other impressive features including a built-in 1200 MHz band, 4.3 inch TFT colour touchscreen display, full duplex with Dualwatch on separate bands, Satellite mode, D-STAR DV (Digital Voice) /DD (Digital Data) modes and Terminal/Access point modes. Also, a newly designed power amplifier and cooling system provide stable and high-efficiency operation, even when continuously transmitting for a long time.

The IC-9700 is also the perfect companion to the IC-7300 HF radio. Measuring the same size, both radios provide almost identical operation. Using the IC-9700 and IC-7300 creates the ultimate, compact radio station covering the VHF, UHF, HF and 1200 MHz bands. The IC-9700 is the only VHF/UHF all mode transceiver that enables a variety of VHF/UHF operation including DX, contests, satellite/EME and D-STAR.

Summary of the IC-9700 Main Features
• RF direct sampling system (144 and 430 MHz bands)
• Triband (144, 430 and built in 1200 MHz bands) and all modes, including AM and DV/DD
• High-speed real-time spectrum scope and waterfall function
• Large 4.3-inch TFT colour touch screen display
• Full duplex with Dualwatch on separate bands
• Satellite operation friendly functions
• D-STAR DV (Digital Voice) and DD (Digital Data) modes
• Receives and demodulates two signals simultaneously in the D-STAR DV mode
• Built-in gateway function application for Terminal/Access point modes
• Newly designed power amplifier providing stable and high-efficiency operation

The IC-9700 will have its official launch at the National Radio Centre at Bletchley Park to UK Amateur radio dealers and members of the press….details of which you will see on our social media channels.

We have also taken a short video giving a basic overview of the IC-9700. You can find this video by visiting our YouTube Channel.

We are hoping to have the IC-9700 available soon with a suggested retail price of £1799.99 inc.VAT.

There have been high expectations about this model from different parts of the Amateur radio community and based upon the performance of this engineering sample we expect a high level of demand for this product.

Stay tuned to this website and our social media channel for further updates about this radio.

To download high resolution images of this model, visit the Icom UK Image Bank.

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