Re: Icom 9700?
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Bruce I think I saw a price of $1699
From: email@example.com [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org] On Behalf Of Alden Oyer
Sent: Wednesday, May 15, 2019 6:19 PM
Subject: Re: [nmvhf] Icom 9700?
Hi Bruce and all,
I’m at Hamvention and plan on purchasing a 9700 if I can find a good deal. If not, I’ll order it when I return home. Rumor is that it’s a good performer, but I haven’t discussed it’s performance with someone who has one. I’m attracted to the direct sampling receiver.
I suspect it lacks 6 meters because that band is standard on HF rigs (IC-7300) these days. It’s marketing, not technical.
By the way, Elecraft is rumored to be making a significant new product announcement this weekend (no further information). If true, I suspect information will be up on the website too.