Icom IC-9700 Prototype Transceiver on Display

Icom IC-9700 VHF/UHF/1.2GHz Prototype Transceiver

Icom IC-9700 Prototype Transceiver
Icom IC-9700 Prototype Transceiver

Icom Inc will be showing a prototype of a new VHF/UHF/1.2GHz transceiver called the IC-9700 at the Tokyo Hamfair, taking place on September 2nd and 3rd. This radio has been kept under wraps and we…

Source: Icom IC-9700 VHF/UHF/1.2GHz Prototype transceiver Shown at Tokyo Hamfair 2017 | QRZ Now – Amateur Radio News

This radio looks like a SDR-based successor to the IC-910H.  It appears to be based upon the same SDR platform that is used in the IC-7300 and the upcoming Icom IC-7610. This should make a very good radio for Satellite and EME work!

IC-9700 Rear Panel
IC-9700 Rear Panel

I am hoping for an external monitor capability via USB or Ethernet to take full advantage of the panadapter display. Availability is probably a year away or more…

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