Re: Icom 9700?
I have one. It’s only been here for 3 days, so I’m in no position to comment with authority. I’ve not had any exposure to the modern Icom line, (My old ‘706 is still in service, but bears little resemblance to the new stuff) so my experience with the ‘9700 so far is limited to climbing the learning curve regarding basic operations. Also, my only antenna at the moment is a 2m vertical on the roof, so that’s another limitation.toggle quoted messageShow quoted text
Leaving the frequency coverage aside, I really like the look and feel. Maybe in another week I’ll know how to operate it competently.
There are some who have raised objections about frequency drift and lack of 9600-baud packet capability — read the 1-star review on DX Engineering’s site.
I am thinking seriously about doing some roving in VHF contests, and I really enjoy satellite operation, so I’m not too worried about those issues.
I got mine from GigaParts for $1,899 after a $200 AMSAT discount code. I contacted DX Engineering to see whether they would match the price, but they blew me off. Not a good business practice.
To be continued....
On May 15, 2019, at 6:19 PM, Alden Oyer <atoyer@...> wrote: