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IC-9700 VHF/UHF/23CM SDR Transceiver Previewed at the National Radio Centre

IC-9700 VHF/UHF/23CM SDR Transceiver Previewed at the National Radio Centre

Icom UK played host to members of the Amateur radio press and UK dealers at a special preview event for the IC-9700 VHF/UHF/23CM All-Mode SDR Transceiver at the National Radio centre, Bletchley Park on Tuesday 15th January 2019. The National Radio Centre was a fitting venue for the preview of this highly anticipated radio which complements Icom's growing SDR range of Amateur radio and receiver base stations.

After a short introduction by Bob Stockley, Managing Director of Icom UK, Chris Ridley (G8GKC) and Bob Rogers (G6KKW) gave a presentation about the IC-9700. They talked about its RF direct sampling system, spectrum scope and waterfall functions, satellite and D-STAR capabilities and 4.3-inch TFT colour touchscreen display. Both engineers said that the engineering sample of the IC-9700 was every bit as good as other SDR models in the Icom range in terms of performance and usability.

After the presentation, guests were given the opportunity to operate not only the IC-9700 but the IC-7300, IC-7610 and IC-R8600…as well as take lots of photographs.

Ian Lockyer, Marketing Manager,' the RSGB were fabulous hosts for the day. Historic Bletchley Park and the National Radio Centre were the ideal environment to launch such a model. A fabulous mixture of old and new. It is well worth a visit if you do get an opportunity. If you are a member of the RSGB, you can enter for free by printing off a voucher online on the RSGB website.’

‘Our thanks to the RSGB for hosting the event and to our guests from Martin Lynch and Sons, LAM Communications, Moonraker, Radio World, Nevada, Waters & Stanton, Radcom, Practical Wireless and ICQ Podcast who made it such a fabulous day.’

He added, ‘As we had the engineering sample for such a short time, we put together a basic introduction to the IC-9700 to whet the appetite. You can find this video by clicking on the following link which will direct you to our YouTube Channel.’

Icom UK is hoping to have the IC-9700 available soon with a suggested retail price of £1799.99 Inc. VAT.

For more details about the National Radio Centre visit: National Radio Centre Official Site.

For more details about historic Bletchley Park visit: Bletchley Park Official Site.

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