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Word of the Day: ICOM IC-9700 VHF/UHF/1.2 GHz Transceiver

In our last Word of the Day column, we talked about the details of DX Engineering’s first Hamfest—a free event August 10, 2019, at the Summit Racing Equipment Retail Super Store in Tallmadge, Ohio. The event runs from 9 a.m. to Noon in the DX Engineering Showroom inside Summit Racing. From 8 a.m. to Noon, a  FREE flea market will be held in the facility’s large paved North parking lot. Click here for full details.

Among other activities, the DXE Hamfest will feature expert demonstrations on how to contact Amateur Radio satellites using the ICOM IC-9700 VHF/UHF/1.2 GHz Transceiver. Attendees can also enter to win an IC-9700*.   

Built for VHF/UHF weak-signal operating, ICOM’s new IC-9700 is an RF direct sampling receiver for 2m and 70cm, with a single, down conversion for 23cm with an IF sampled receiver between 311 – 371MHz. Operators can expect a quiet receiver thanks to the rig’s DSP technology. The powerful PA provides 100W on 2m, 75W on 70cm, and 10W on 23cm. The IC-9700 comes with band-specific memory channels, and the ability to adjust band-specific receiver and transmit settings, including noise blanker, noise reduction, RF power, TX power limit, and TX delay. For operators reaching for the stars, it includes smooth satellite operation with normal/reverse tracking and 99 satellite channels.

Check out more features and benefits of the IC-9700 and don’t miss the DXE Hamfest for your chance to take one home for your shack.

*No purchase necessary. Drawing will be August 10 at Noon. Must be present to win.


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