ICOM IC-706MKIIG reviews

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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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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Mint condition in 2018
EUR 465.00