Icom Launch in Tokyo

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Icom Inc. unveiled two major new products of amateur radio interest at the Tokyo Hamfair at the end of August, along with a fi rmware update for the IC 9700.

Icom Inc. unveiled two major new products of amateur radio interest at the Tokyo Hamfair at the end of August, along with a fi rmware update for the IC 9700. The IC-705 is a direct sampling VHF, UHF, HF, D-Star all mode 10W QRP portable transceiver* (*when using external power supply) while the IC-PW2 is an HF/50MHz, 1kW linear amplifi er. Early information is somewhat limited and Icom UK are not expecting supplies for several months but, in the meantime, Icom Inc. have shared PDFs, which are downloadable as below: https://tinyurl.com/y4mrnvk6 https://tinyurl.com/y4c7omwx There is also an English language video about the IC-705, which you can view by clicking on: https://youtu.be/53grDV9ZRpo As always, we will have more information as and when it becomes available. Meanwhile, enjoy the photos!

 

The article was featured in the November 2019 issue of Practical Wireless

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