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ICOM IC-7300 Transceiver

ICOM IC-7300 Transceiver

Price: $1,590.00

Model: IC-7300
Manufacturer: ICOM
Warranty: 5 year warranty

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The Innovative HF Transceiver

HF/50/70MHz Touch-Screen Transceiver

High quality real-time spectrum scope

Spectrum Scope Now, a serious spectrum scope is NOT a “privilege” of high-grade models. The high-resolution 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.

Real-time spectrum scope capabilities

Scope systemFFTReference level adjustmentYes
(–20dB to+20dB)
Span width5kHz–1000kHzMaximum hold indicationYes
(10 sec., continuous)
Resolution*1 dot minimum (approx.)Average indicationYes
Waveform display area
(Vertical axis)
80 dB (indicated area)Touch screen operationYes
(Changing frequency)
VBW adjustmentYes

*Number of dots shown at the 60 dB level, when receiving a single carrier.

RF Direct sampling system — a first in Amateur Radio*

Instead of the conventional superheterodyne system, the IC-7300 utilizes the RF direct sampling system — a first in an amateur radio transceiver. This technology is seen in Software Defined Radios and other radio equipment. RF signals are mostly processed through the FPGA (Field-Programmable Gßate Array), making it possible to eliminate physical mixer and filter devices and offer a high performance real-time spectrum scope in a compact body.
* Researched by Icom, among major amateur radio manufactures.

Direct Sampling System Diagram

Class leading phase noise characteristics

Overcoming cost and performance limitations of the superheterodyne system, the RF direct sampling system pursues ideal high performance phase noise. As the result, compared to the IC-7200, the IC-7300’s phase noise characteristics are improved about 15dB (at 1kHz frequency offset). This superior phase noise reduces noise components in both receive and transmit signals.

Phase noise characteristics comparison
Phase Noise Characteristics Comparison

Large touch screen color TFT LCD

Touch Screen LCDThe 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.

Multi-dial knob for smooth operation

Multi-dial KnobWhen 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 multi-dial knob and touch screen offers quick and smooth operation.

Built-in automatic antenna tuner

Automatic Antenna TunerThe high-speed automatic antenna tuner is built into a compact chassis (240 (W) × 238 (D) × 95 (H) mm; 9.45 × 9.37 × 3.74 in). You can easily carry the radio and enjoy field operation.

Easy-to-hear sound quality

Sound QualityEasy to hear sound qualityTo offer optimum sound quality, a new speaker unit is employed and is allocated sufficient space in the aluminium die-cast chassis.

Other features

  • 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 (Europe versions only)
  • SSB, CW, RTTY, AM and FM modes

Back panel

IC-7300 back panel

 

All stated features, appearances, screen shots and specifications may be subject to change without notice.

IC-7300 Accessories

HF/50/70MHz Touch-Screen Transceiver

Antennas

Price

 AH2BHF antenna element, for use with AH4
 AH4Automatic antenna tuner, HF + 50MHz (with control cable OPC-136 5m)
 AH710Folded dipole antenna (1.9-30MHx)
 AH740Automatic tuning antenna (2.5-30MHz). Requires OPC-2321
 AH5NVNVIS Kit – Fibreglass mobile mounting antenna element for use with AH740 (2.2-30MHz)

 Cables

Price

 OPC-59913 pin to 7/8 pin adaptor cable
 OPC-420Control cable adaptor for AH4 (10m)
 OCP-2321Control cable adaptor for AH740 (6m)

Carrying Handle

Price

MB123Carrying handle

CI-V System

Price

CT17CI-V level converter

Desktop Microphones

Price

SM30Desk microphone
SM50Dynamic desk microphone

External Speakers

Price

SP235w, 8 ohm external speaker with audio filters and h/phone jack
SP345w external speaker with audio filters and h/phone jack
SP355w external speaker, 4 ohm, tweeter
SP35LCompact mobile external speaker max input power 7W
SP38External speaker for IC-7300/R8600$220.00

IP Remote Control Software

Price

RS-BA1To allow control of transceiver from PC
RC28Remote encoder to use with RS-BA1

Microphones

Price

HM219Hand microphone (as supplied)

Mounting Brackets/Base

Price

MB118Mobile mounting bracket

Power Supply

Price

PS126Power supply – 13.8V/20amp

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