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ICOM Unveils Its New IC-705 All Mode Portable Transceiver in Video

A new transceiver from ICOM is always a big deal. If you’re like the legions of Hams waiting for the release of their next game-changing radio, check out this sneak peek video of the much-anticipated ICOM IC-705 All Mode Portable Transceiver, boasting the functionality of the IC-7300, IC-7610, and IC-9700.

ICOM America’s Ray Novak, N9JA, unveils a prototype of the rig for George Thomas, W5JDX, and Tommy Martin, N5ZNO, of AmateurLogic.TV.

The three Hams discuss the rig’s features, including 160M through 6M, 2M and 70cm coverage in SSB/CW/RTTY/AM/FM/DV (D-STAR); SDR Direct Sampling Technology; built-in Bluetooth, GPS logger, and repeater locator; optional customized backpack; and more.

Also, watch Ray give a comparison of the IC-705 with the obsolete IC-703 and some much older portable ICOM transceivers.

To reserve your space in line to purchase the IC-705 All Mode Portable Transceiver once it receives FCC certification, visit