ICOM IC-706MKIIG Mobile HF/VHF/UHF Transceiver

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The '706' series represents one of the most popular transceivers in amateur radio histroy. The latest version is the incredibly small Icom IC-706 Mark II G which adds many new features and capabilities not found in the previous ICOM IC-706 and ICOM IC-706MKII versions. The "G" is an all-mode transceiver provides 100 watts on HF and 6 meters and 50 watts on 2 meters plus 20 watts on 440 MHz. It receives from 30 kHz to 199 MHz and from 400 to 470 MHz. It features a removable, remoteable, front panel that allows control of all features. The large LCD display features alphanumeric memory names (9 character) and soft key descriptions. The LCD even supports a simple band scope display. Other advanced features include: IF Shift, RIT, Tone Squelch, Scanning, Noise Blanker, Speech Compressor, Mini Spectrum Scope and Electronic Keyer. This latest version in the 706 series includes the UT-106 DSP module as a standard feature. Despite its compact size it has big, easy to use control dials.

Frequency range

RX-range
0.03-200 / 400-470 MHz all-mode incl WFM
TX-range
10-160m + WARC / 50-54 / 144-146 / 430-440 MHz (Europe)
10-160m + WARC / 50-54 / 144-148 / 430-450 MHz (USA)
HAM bands
-
Stability
-
Tuning steps
-
Filters
-

Receiver

Modulations
AM   FM   CW   SSB   RTTY  
Sensitivity
-
Selectivity
-
Receiver system
-
IF-frequencies
-
Image rejection
-
Audio output
-

Transmitter

Modulations
AM   FM   CW   SSB   RTTY  
RF-Output
100/100/50/20 W

Connections

Antenna
SO-239
Impedance
50 Ω

Electrical

Power requirements
13.8V DC
Current drain RX
1.8-2.0 A
TX
Max 20 A

Physical

Dimensions (w×h×d)
167 × 58 × 200 mm (6.57 × 2.28 × 7.87 in)
Weight
2.45 kg (5.4 lbs)
Form factor
Mobile
Manufactured
Between 1999 and 2010
MPN
ICOM-IC-000706MKIIG

Other features

Memories
99 channels in 1 bank(s)
Usage
Amateur / Ham radio operators
Features + options
107 memories (99 regular, 6 scan edges, 2 call channels)
Accessories
-

Manuals, diagrams and brochures

ICOM IC-706 Mk-IIG Instruction Manual.pdf submitted by RigReference
 
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It's OK...just

ICOM IC-706MKIIG, Mobile HF/VHF/UHF Transceiver

I've owned 4 of these. I like the way they look, and they work OK, but the receiver is not all that good. Noise is the main issue. Would have been a great radio if the receiver was better.

This radio also gets hot. Even when receiving. 4 or 5 hours powered on and even the face plate gets warm.

Written by KA9MOT on Aug 11, 2012

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Aquired
Good condition in 2005
USD 500.00

First HF rig

ICOM IC-706MKIIG, Mobile HF/VHF/UHF Transceiver

This was my first HF rig, and is still my favorite. Crisp, clean audio on both transmit and receive, good filtering, excellent band coverage. What's not to love?

The only thing that would make it better is a DTMF mic, 220 xmit capability and a better computer programming interface.

Written by KJ4VOV on May 15, 2011

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Aquired
Mint condition in 2010
USD 600.00

Great for ragchewing and everyday usage.

ICOM IC-706MKIIG, Mobile HF/VHF/UHF Transceiver

I've had ic706mk1 since 2013, Now I use ic706mk2G. Both of them are best TRX for partly home/mobile usage. Ic706mk2g is much more universally because of having 70cm. Comparing to FT857... they are pretty much the same in RX and TX but IC706's have much better build quality, and menus that i like more. It's not the best radio ever, but i like it. I would buy it again:-)

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Value for money
Aquired
Mint condition in 2018
EUR 465.00

What is it worth?

Estimating the value of a rig can be challenging. We collect prices paid by real hams over the years to help you estimate the current value of the ICOM IC-706MKIIG. Just bought or sold this model? Let us know what you traded it for and help other ham operators!

Based on historic data, today's value of the ICOM IC-706MKIIG might be around:

  • USD 454.00
  • EUR 464.00
Price Condition Year User
USD 799.00 New / Mint 2002 n1gy
USD 500.00 Used / Good 2005 KA9MOT
USD 600.00 Used / Mint 2010 KJ4VOV
USD 400.00 Used / Mint 2018 Buzzard
EUR 465.00 Used / Mint 2018 pauldeloop
USD 455.00 Used / Good 2019 Jim M.
USD 650.00 Used / Good 2019 Cliff Fox

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