The ICOM IC-705 made its debut at the Tokyo Hamfair August 2019. This new portable (mobile?) QRP transceiver covers HF, 6 meters, 2 meters and 440 MHz. It provides up to 5 watts RF output with the supplied BL-272 battery, or up to 10 watts when operating from 12 V DC. QRPp 500 mW also supported. MicroSD port for firmware upgrade, programming, voice recording and GPS log data. All this in an amazing 7.9 x 3.1 x 3.3 inch (20x8x8.5cm) chassis that easily fits in one hand. And only 2.25 lbs. (1kg) (without battery)! The ultimate backpack, multi-mission transceiver that fits in your hand.
The ultimate backpack, multi-mission transceiver. Available 2020.
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