LAMCO Mega Deal
Icom IC-9700 + IC-7300
+ 2 x SP-38
+ 2 x SM-30
+ 2 x Shack Mats
VHF/UHF/1200 MHz SDR Transceiver
The ICOM IC-9700 is the first VHF/UHF/1200 MHz transceiver which introduces the RF direct sampling system for the 144 and 430 MHz bands, a real-time spectrum scope and waterfall function. The RF direct sampling system has already provided high performance in Icom’s IC-7610 and IC-7300 HF transceivers. In addition, the spectrum scope and waterfall function have been indispensable tools for operators to increase QSO opportunities, without missing weak signals. The radio has many other impressive features including a built-in 1200 MHz band, 4.3 inch TFT colour touchscreen display, full duplex with Dualwatch on separate bands, Satellite mode, D-STAR DV (Digital Voice) /DD (Digital Data) modes and Terminal/Access point modes. Also, a newly designed power amplifier and cooling system provide stable and high-efficiency operation, even when continuously transmitting for a long time.
The IC-9700 is also the perfect companion to the IC-7300 HF radio. Measuring the same size, both radios provide almost identical operation. Using the IC-9700 and IC-7300 creates the ultimate, compact radio station covering the VHF, UHF, HF and 1200 MHz bands. The IC-9700 is the only VHF/UHF all mode transceiver that enables a variety of VHF/UHF operation including DX, contests, satellite/EME and D-STAR.
144, 430, and 1200 MHz All Mode Transceiver Including Satellite, DV, and DD Modes
Without installing any option unit, you can enjoy Multi-band operation. The IC-9700 includes D-STAR (a digital voice and data protocol specification for amateur radio) DV and DD modes. In addition, Satellite mode is built-in! There are three antenna connectors for 144, 430, and 1200 MHz.
Incorporates Icom’s RF Direct Sampling System
The IC-9700 adopts the RF Direct Sampling system (for 144 MHz and 430 MHz). In this system, signals are processed in the digital domain by the ADC and FPGA. This is different from legacy superheterodyne systems, where the signals are processed in a mixer that includes nonlinear elements. Therefore, the signal purity is very high, and clear audio can be generated. For 1200 MHz, the Down Conversion IF Sampling method is adopted.
Instinctive Operation with the Touch Screen
You can easily set the operating frequency or mode by touching the standby screen. The MENU screen allows you intuitively change settings including those for satellite communication or D-STAR operation. Entering Memory channel names is easy to do on the character input screen.
The Very First VHF/UHF Real-Time Spectrum Scope and Waterfall Display
This is the first time that a real-time spectrum scope and waterfall display comparable to an HF high tier transceiver have been introduced in a VHF/UHF transceiver. With the high-speed spectrum scope, you can instantly grasp your operating band condition and you can set the frequency to a destination signal with a simple touch on the screen. You can also view receive signal history using the waterfall display.
Independent Receiver, Full Duplex Operation
The IC-9700 can simultaneously receive on two different bands, and two different modes. For example, you can receive on the 1200 MHz band in AM mode while receiving on the 144 MHz band in FM mode. This function will be a significant advantage when participating in contests, or DX hunting. Furthermore, the IC-9700 is Full Duplex which enables you to transmit on the main band while receiving on the sub-band allowing you to enjoy Satellite operation.
Audio Scope Function
Making good use of the Audio Scope function, various Audio characteristics, such as microphone compressor level, filter width, notch filter width, and keying waveform in CW mode can be monitored. Transmit or receive audio can either be displayed on the FFT scope and the oscilloscope.
Newly Designed Power Amplifier
The power amplifier outputs stable power with high efficiency (144/430 MHz band: 100/70 watts). The cooling system prevents the PA’s temperature from rising, even when operating for a long time. That enables reliable operation during contests. This amplifier is more energy efficient than previous models.
D-STAR Operating Functions
The IC-9700 has the D-STAR Repeater (DR) function. The DR function can be used on both the main band and sub band. Moreover, by using the DD mode, you can browse the Internet through a repeater station.
Built-in “Remote” Function, Terminal mode and Access Point mode
A static IP address can be set to the transceiver. If you set a global IP address to your router, you can use the Terminal mode or Access Point mode without remote software applications.
Almost Identical User Interface to the IC-7300
The layout of the dials and keys and the menu screens are almost the same as the IC-7300. If you are familiar with the IC-7300, the IC-9700 will be easy to operate. The IC-9700 is the perfect side-by-side companion to the IC-7300, enabling operation from HF to 1200 MHz.
Comprehensive Menus for Satellite Operation
The selectable Main, Sub, Normal, and Reverse Satellite Screen menus make Satellite operation easier. Even in Satellite mode, you can use the high-quality spectrum scope.
Normal and Reverse Tracking functions
In addition to Reverse Tracking function there is also a Normal Tracking function that simultaneously increases or decreases both the downlink and uplink frequencies in the same steps.
Automatic Frequency Control follows the frequency change caused by the Doppler effect thus maintaining a stable receive condition.
Up to 99 Satellite Memory channels
The IC-9700 has 99 satellite memory channels that allow you to store both uplink and downlink frequencies and operating mode.
• Large and clear audio
• Compatible with the RS-BA1 Version 2 (Built-in server function) and CI-V commands
• Digital Twin PBT
• CW functions: Full break-in, CW memory keyer, CW reverse, CW auto tuning
• SD card slot
• TX/RX audio recording
• Screen capture…and more.
0.5–100 W 0.125–25 W
0.5–75 W 0.125–18.75 W
0.1–10 W 0.025–2.5 W
Digital PSN modulation
Digital Reactance modulation
Digital Low Power modulation
Digital GMSK Reactance modulation
Digital Quadrature modulation
<Harmonics> <Out-of-band emission>
Less than –63 dB Less than −60 dB
Less than –61.8 dB Less than −60 dB
Less than −53 dB Less than −50 dB
More than 50 dB
More than 50 dB
144.000–148.000, 430.000–450.000, 1240.000–1300.000 MHz
144.000–146.000, 430.000–440.000, 1240.000–1300.000 MHz
SSB, CW, RTTY, AM, FM, DV, DD
107 (99 Simplex + 6 Program scan edges + 2 CALL) × 3 bands,
99 (Satellite) , 2000 (DR function)
144 MHz SO-239 (50 Ω),
430/440, 1200 MHz Type-N (50 Ω)
13.8 V DC ±15% (Negative ground)
TX Less than 18 A (High power)
RX 1.2 A typical (Standby), Less than 1.8 A (Maximum audio)
−10 °C to + 60 °C; 14 ˚F to 140 ˚F
Less than ± 0.5 ppm (–10°C to + 60°C; 14˚F to 140˚F)
240 × 94 × 238 mm, 9.4 × 3.7 × 9.4 in (W × H × D, projections not included)
4.7 kg, 10.4 lb (approximate)
Number of channels:
Power supply requirement:
Operating temperature range:
144, 430/440, 1200 MHz ALL MODE TRANSCEIVER
Sensitivity (Preamp: ON, Filter: SOFT):
SSB/CW (10 dB S/N)
AM (10 dB S/N)
FM (12 dB SINAD)
DV (1% BER) (PN9)
DD (1% BER) (PN9)
Selectivity (Filter: SHAPE):
SSB (BW=2.4 kHz)
CW (BW=500 Hz)
RTTY (BW=500 Hz)
AM (BW=6 kHz)
FM (BW=15 kHz)
DV (12.5 kHz spacing)
DD (300 kHz spacing)
Spurious and image rejection ratio:
Audio output power:
144, 430/440 MHz RF Direct Sampling
1200 MHz Down Conversion IF Sampling
311–371 MHz (1200 MHz)
Less than 0.11 μV
Less than 1.0 μV
Less than 0.18 μV
Less than 0.35 μV
Less than 1.59 μV
More than 2.4 kHz/−3 dB, Less than 3.6 kHz/−60 dB
More than 500 Hz/−3 dB, Less than 700 Hz/−60 dB
More than 500 Hz/−3 dB, Less than 700 Hz/−60 dB
More than 6 kHz/−3 dB, Less than 15 kHz/−60 dB
More than 12 kHz/−6 dB, Less than 20 kHz/−60 dB
More than −50 dB
More than −40 dB
144, 430/440 MHz More than 70 dB, 1200 MHz More than 50 dB
144, 430/440 MHz More than 60 dB, 1200 MHz More than 50 dB
1200 MHz More than 50 dB
More than 2.0 W (1 kHz, 10% distortion) into an 8 Ω load
■ REAR PANEL
144 MHz Antenna Connector 430/440 MHz Antenna Connector
DC Power Socket 1200 MHz Antenna Connector
LAN Port 10 MHz reference signal input
Accessory Socket Data Jack
USB/B Port CI-V Remote Control Jack
KEY Jack External Speaker Jack MAIN
External Speaker Jack SUB Ground Terminal
D-STAR (Digital Smart Technology for Amateur Radio) is a digital radio protocol developed by JARL (Japan Amateur Radio League). Icom, Icom Inc. and the Icom logo are registered trademarks of Icom
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2 Years ICOM UK Warranty
Please be aware some UK dealers are retailing Grey Imports and the Icom IC 7300 will not be covered by warranty at Icom UK.
Please Be Aware:The wide band transmit option is available on this unit but the modification will invalidate the manufacturers’ warranty.
The IC-7300 is a revolutionary compact radio that will excite HF operators from beginners to experts. This new model has a high-performance real-time spectrum scope and employs a new RF direct sampling system. The IC-7300’s real-time spectrum scope provides top-level performance in resolution, sweep speed and dynamic range. While listening to received audio, the operator can check the real-time spectrum scope and quickly move to the intended signal. The combination of the real-time spectrum scope and waterfall function improves the quality and efficiency of HF operation.
The new RF direct sampling system employed by the IC-7300 realises class leading RMDR (Reciprocal Mixing Dynamic Range) and Phase Noise characteristics. In addition, the IC-7300 features the 70MHz band (European versions only), a large touch screen colour TFT LCD, convenient multi-function dial knob, automatic antenna tuner, voice recorder function and more.
Class Leading Real-Time Spectrum Scope
You no longer have to choose whether to listen to the audio or have the spectrum scope sweep for signals as the IC-7300’s real-time spectrum scope offers the simultaneous operations found in higher tier models. This means you can use either the spectrum scope or the waterfall to quickly move to an intended signal while listening to the receiver audio. The IC-7300’s touch screen introduces a “Magnify” function. So, when you first touch the scope screen around the intended signal, the touched part is magnified. A second touch of the scope screen changes the operating frequency and allows you to accurately tune.
High-Resolution Waterfall Function
The combination of the waterfall function and the real-time spectrum scope assists in maximum receive performance of the IC-7300 and increases QSO opportunities without missing weak signals. The waterfall function shows a change of signal strength over a period of time and allows you to find weak signals that may not be apparent on the spectrum scope.
Audio Scope Function
The audio scope function can be used to observe various AF characteristics such as microphone compressor level, filter width, notch filter width and keying waveform in the CW mode. Either the transmit or receive audio can be displayed on the FFT scope with the waterfall function and the oscilloscope.
RF Direct Sampling System
The IC-7300 employs an RF direct sampling system. RF signals are directly converted to digital data and processed in the FPGA (Field-Programmable Gate Array), making it possible to simplify the circuit construction. This system is a leading technology making an epoch in amateur radio.
New “IP+” Function
The new “IP+” function improves 3rd order intercept point (IP3) performance. When a weak signal is received adjacent to strong interference, the AD converter is optimized against signal distortion.
Class Leading RMDR (Reciprocal Mixing Dynamic Range) & Phase Noise Characteristics
The IC-7300’s RMDR is improved to about 97dB* (typical value) and Phase Noise characteristics are improved about 15dB (at 1 kHz frequency separation) compared to the IC-7200. The superior Phase Noise characteristics reduce noise components in both receive and transmit signals.
* At 1 kHz frequency separation (received frequency: 14.2MHz, MODE: CW, IF BW: 500Hz)
Large Touch Screen Colour TFT LCD
The large 4.3 inch colour TFT touch LCD offers intuitive operation. Using the software keypad of the touch screen, you can easily set various functions and edit memory contents.
Multi-Dial Knob for Smooth Operation
The combination of the multi-dial knob and the touch screen offers quick and smooth operation. When you push the multi-dial knob, menu items are shown on the right side of the display. You can select an item with a touch of the screen and adjust levels by turning the multi-dial knob.
SD Memory Card Slot for Saving Data
The IC-7300 can store various contents into SD card such as received and transmitted audio, voice memories, RTTY/CW memories, RTTY decode logs and captured screen images. Personal and firmware updating data can also be stored to the SD card for easy setting.
15 Discrete Band-Pass Filters
The IC-7300 has 15 discrete RF band-pass filters. The RF signal is only passed through one of the band-pass filters, while any out of range signals are rejected. High Q factor coils are used to minimize the loss in the RF band-pass filters.
Built-In Automatic Antenna Tuner
The antenna tuner memorizes its settings based on your transmit frequency, so that it can rapidly tune when you change operating bands. The Enforced Tuning function* allows a wide range of temporary antennas to be tuned.
* Do not use the Enforced Tuning function except in case of an emergency. Transmission power may be reduced.
Superior Sound Quality
To offer superior sound quality, a new speaker unit has been incorporated and is allocated dedicated space in the aluminium die-cast chassis.
• New HM-219 hand microphone supplied
• Effective large cooling fan system
• A Multi-function meter
• 101 memory channels (99 regular, 2 scan edges)
• Optional RS-BA1 IP remote control software (the spectrum scope with the waterfall can be observed)
• CW functions: Full break-in, CW reverse, CW auto tuning