Icom Japan, announced during the Japan Ham Fair 2015, a new HF+50+70 Mhz transceiver, a direct sampling SDR radio with knobs and dial knob.
- High Quality Real-Time Spectrum Scope
- RF Direct Sampling System
- Class Leading Phase Noise Characteristics
- Large Touch Screen Color TFT LCD
- Built-in Automatic Antenna Tuner
- Easy-to-Hear Sound Quality
- All modes, HF + 50 MHz + 70 MHz
IC-7300 will come in 3 different models – IC-7300 (100W output) IC-7300M (50W output) and IC- 7300S (10W output).
The IC-7300 transceiver, an aesthetically, attractive looking base station, features a 4.3 inch touch screen colour TFT LCD screen with a high performance real time band scope.
A first for an Amateur radio transceiver, the IC-7300 uses a RF Direct Sampling System, a technology normally seen in Software Defined Radios. RF signals are mostly processed through the FPGA (Field-Programmable Gate Array), rather than by physical devices enabling high performance real-time spectrum scope in a compact body.
The IC-7300 includes a built-in integrated wide-frequency Automatic Antenna Tuner making ideal for field operation. The radio provides 100 watts output power on HF/50MHz bands and 50 watts on 70MHz (European versions only).
High Quality Real-time Spectrum Scope
Now, a serious spectrum scope is NOT a “privilege” of high-grade models. The highresolution real-time spectrum scope comes loaded with the IC-7300. Its real-time spectrum scope with waterfall function provides top-level performance in resolution, sweep speed and dynamic range.
Multi-dial Knob for 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. This combination of the multidial knob and touch screen offers quick and smooth operation.
Large Touch Screen Color TFT LCD
The IC-7300 has a large color TFT LCD and it can be used as a touch screen. This user-friendly interface provides intuitive operation. Using the software keypad of the touch screen, you can easily set various
functions and edit memory contents
- Voice memory function
- Memory keyer functions for CW and RTTY
- RTTY decode log function
- Screen capture
- SD card slot
- USB for CI-V and audio input/output
- Large cooling fan system
- Multi-function meter
- 101 memory channels (99 regular and 2 scan edge channels)
- Multiple CW functions
- Digital noise reduction
- 100W output power on HF/50MHz bands and 50W on 70MHz band (European versions only)
- SSB, CW, RTTY, AM and FM modes
ICOM IC-7300 Price
According to rumors, IC-7300 price will be around 150,000 Yen, and availability in late 2015.
The newly announced Icom IC-7300 is like the straight competitor of the Yaesu FT-991, but with a live spectrum scope. Price in USD might be around 1200-1300 $.
All information included in this post should not to be considered official.
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