ICOM IC-9700 Desktop VHF/UHF/1.2GHz Transceiver

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ICOM showed a prototype of the ICOM IC-9700 on the Sept. 2017 Tokyo Hamfair. The model is expected to be released in 2018 for a price around USD 1700, but no final details have been released. It aims to replace the ICOM IC-910D / ICOM IC-910H transceiver range.

Frequency range

RX-range
144-148 / 430-450 / 1240-1300 MHz (US)
144-146 / 430-440 / 1240-1300 MHz (EU)
TX-range
2m / 70cm / 23cm
HAM bands
2m  70cm  23cm 
Stability
≤ 0.5 p.p.m.
Tuning steps
1 Hz
Filters
-

Receiver

Modulations
FM   N-FM   CW   USB   LSB   D-STAR   RTTY  
Sensitivity
SSB/CW: ≤ 0.11 µV @ 10 dB S/N
AM: ≤ 1.0 µV @ 10 dB S/N
FM: ≤ 0.18 µV @ 12 dB SINAD
DV: ≤ 0.35 µV @ 1% BER
DD: ≤ 1.59 µV @ 1% BER
Selectivity
SSB: 2.4 kHz @ -3 dB / 3.6 kHz @ -60 dB
CW: 500 Hz @ -3 dB / 700 Hz @ -60 dB
RTTY: 500 Hz @ -3 dB / 700 Hz @ -60 dB
AM: 6 kHz @ -3 dB / 15 kHz @ -60 dB
FM: 12 kHz @ -3 dB / 20 kHz @ -60 dB
DV (12.5 kHz spacing): ≥ 50 dB
Receiver system
2m/70cm: Direct sampling 23cm: Down conversion IF-sampling
IF-frequencies
311-371 MHz (1200 MHz)
Image rejection
Better than 70 dB
Audio output
-

Transmitter

Modulations
FM   N-FM   CW   USB   LSB   D-STAR   RTTY  
RF-Output
2m: 0.5-100 W / 70cm: 0.5-75 W / 23cm: 0.1-10 W

Connections

Antenna
SO-239 + N-type
Impedance
50Ω

Electrical

Power requirements
13.8V DC ±15% (negative ground)
Current drain RX
1.2 A typical
TX
18 A max

Physical

Dimensions (w×h×d)
240 × 94 × 238 mm (9.45 × 3.70 × 9.37 in)
Weight
4.70 kg (10.4 lbs)
Form factor
Base Station
Manufactured
Between 2018 and 201x in Japan
MPN

Other features

Memories
2000 channels in 3 bank(s)
Usage
Amateur / Ham radio operators
Features + options
SDR-technology
Spectrum scope & waterfall
CTCSS / PL
Color touch screen
Satellite mode
SD-card slot
CI-V
LAN and USB-connectors
Twin RX
Accessories
-

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  • EUR 1692.00
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