ICOM IC-730 Mobile Shortwave Transceiver

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The Icom IC-730 is a compact, easy to use HF radio covering 80 through 10 meters with 200 watts PEP input SSB/CW and 40 watts AM. Modes include SSB, CW and AM. Enhancements include: dual digital VFOs, and noise blanker. The advanced, quad conversion receiver section includes selectable AGC and a preamp. You get one memory per band. Frequency coverage is: 3.5-4, 7-7.3, 10-10.5 (receive), 14-14.35, 18-18.5, 21-21.45, 24.5-25 and 28-29.7 MHz. There is a built-in speaker in the top panel. The rear panel features an SO-239 antenna jack, speaker jack, 1/4 inch key jack and accessory port. An access door on the top panel allows for additional radio settings and installation of optional EX-195.

Frequency range

RX-range
10-80 m + WARC
TX-range
10-80 m + WARC
HAM bands
80m  40m  30m (WARC)  20m  17m (WARC)  15m  12m (WARC)  10m 
Stability
-
Tuning steps
0.001 / 0.1 / 1 kHz
Filters
-

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Receiver

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

Transmitter

Modulations
AM   CW   SSB  
RF-Output
100 W

Connections

Antenna
SO-239
Impedance
50Ω

Electrical

Power requirements
13.8V DC
Current drain RX
-
TX
20 A max.

Physical

Dimensions (w×h×d)
241 × 94 × 275 mm (9.49 × 3.70 × 10.83 in)
Weight
-
Form factor
Mobile
Manufactured
Between 1981 and 198x

Other features

Memories
8 channels in 8 bank(s)
Usage
Amateur / Ham radio operators
Features + options
RIT
Dial lock
Noise Blanker
Preamp
Dual Digital VFOs
Accessories
-

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Reviews

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ICOM IC-730, Mobile Shortwave Transceiver

Got this one for a while, works nice, great power. Only one problem: every 500 hz the actual freq jumps back ~ 200 hz. Suspect the PLL chip.

Written by Dan on Nov 9, 2012

Overall
 
Performance
Build quality
Features
User friendlyness
Value for money
Aquired
Good condition in 2010
USD 75.00

Prices

Estimating the value of a rig can be challenging. The graph below shows historical prices paid by hams over the years. May it guide you to good fortune...

Price Condition Year User
USD Good / Used 2007 N9SJA
USD 235.00 Good / Used 2008 ZedderBRL
USD 175.00 Okay / Used 2008 ZedderBRL
USD 85.00 Okay / Used 2010 Dan
USD 85.00 Good / Used 2010 Dan
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