ICOM IC-9700 Transceiver

ICOM IC-9700 Transceiver

Price: $2,475.00

Model: IC-9700
Manufacturer: ICOM
Availability: IN STOCK
Warranty: 5 Years Warranty

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NEW: IC-9700

High-Speed Real-Time Spectrum Scope, Waterfall Display, and Built-in 1200 MHz!
This Supreme VHF/UHF Transceiver Provides a Brand New Experience!


144, 430/440, and 1200 MHz All Mode Transceiver
Including Satellite, DV, and DD Modes

The IC-9700 is an all mode Tri-band transceiver, covering 2 m, 70 cm, and 23 cm. In addition to the traditional SSB, AM, FM, CW, and RTTY modes, the transceiver also incorporates D-STAR (Digital Smart Technology for Amateur Radio) DV and DD modes. A full featured Satellite mode is built-in! There are three antenna connectors, one each for 144, 430/440, and 1200 MHz.

The Icom’s Digital Expertise

RF Direct Sampling, for 144 MHz and 430/440 MHz, is utilized in the IC-9700. For 1200 MHz, the Down Conversion IF Sampling method is adopted. In this system, signals are digitized by the ADC and processed in the FPGA. The signals are processed in the digital domain, thus eliminating distortion and other nonlinear elements seen in the legacy superheterodyne receivers. The outcome is that the signal purity is very high, and clear audio can be generated.


The Icom’s Digital Expertise

Intuitive Touch Screen Display

The beautifully designed MENU screens enable you to navigate settings and functions with a simple touch. The expanded menu provides quick access to the Satellite and D-STAR functions. Additionally, a touch on-screen keyboard is available for entering alphanumeric memory channel names.

Intuitive Touch Screen Display Intuitive Touch Screen Display


Real-Time Spectrum Scope and Waterfall Display

Real-Time Spectrum Scope and Waterfall Display

This is the first time for an Icom VHF/UHF transceiver to have a real-time spectrum scope and waterfall display comparable to an HF high tier transceiver. With the high-speed spectrum scope, you can instantly see the operating band condition. With a simple touch of the scope, you can tune the radio to the desired signals frequency. You can also view the receive signal history using the waterfall display.

Independent Receiver, Full Duplex Operation

Independent Receiver, Full Duplex Operation

The IC-9700 can simultaneously receive on two different bands, and two different modes. For example, you can receive on the 1200 MHz band in the SSB mode while receiving on the 144 MHz band in the FM mode. This function can be a significant advantage when participating in contests or searching for weak signals. Furthermore, the IC-9700 is Full Duplex, which enables you to transmit on the main band while receiving on the sub band

Audio Scope Function

Audio Scope Function

This is a comparison between two transceivers’ rear chassis temperatures when continuously transmitting for 15 minutes. The IC-910* rises to 65 °C while the IC-9700 rises only to 45 °C.
* Japanese version example when testing at 50 W.
Making good use of the Audio Scope function, various audio characteristics, such as microphone compressor level, filter width, notch filter width, and keying waveform in the CW mode can be monitored. Transmit or receive audio can either be displayed on the FFT scope and the oscilloscope.


Newly Designed Power Amplifier

Newly Designed Power Amplifier

The power amplifier outputs stable power with high efficiency (144/430 MHz band: 100/75 watts). The cooling system prevents the PA from overheating, even when operating for a long time. That ensures reliable operation during contests. This amplifier is more energy efficient than previous models.

D-STAR Operation Friendly Functions

Built-in DV Gateway Functions

The IC-9700 has the D-STAR Repeater (DR) function that has been well received by D-STAR enthusiasts. The DR function can be used on both the Main and Sub bands simultaneously to listen to two separate DV signals. Moreover, by using the DD mode, you can browse the Internet through a repeater station.


■ Connection example (AP mode)
Connection example (AP mode)
* These functions can be used only when using through D-STAR G3 repeater.
* See the instruction manual that comes with the transceiver when operating.

Almost Identical User Interface to the IC-7300

Almost Identical User Interface to the IC-7300

The layout of the dials and keys, and the menu screens are almost the same as the IC-7300. If you are familiar with the IC-7300, you can operate the IC-9700 without hesitation. The IC-9700 is the perfect side-by-side companion to the IC-7300, enabling operations from HF to the 1200 MHz.

Comprehensive Menus for Satellite Operation

The IC-9700’s Satellite mode makes Satellite operation very easy. Even in the Satellite mode, you can use the high-quality spectrum scope.

Normal and Reverse Tracking Functions
In addition to the Reverse Tracking function there is also a Normal Tracking function. Both functions simultaneously increase or decrease both the downlink and uplink frequencies in the same steps.

AFC Function
Automatic Frequency Control follows the frequency change caused by the Doppler effect, thus maintaining a stable receive condition.

Up to 99 Satellite Memory Channels
The IC-9700 has 99 satellite memory channels that enable you to store both uplink and downlink frequencies and operating mode. By just selecting a satellite memory channel, all of your satellite settings are completed.

Other functions

  • Loud and clear audio
  • Compatible with the RS-BA1 Version 2 and CI-V commands
  • Built-in server function
  • Digital Twin PBT
  • CW functions:Full break-in, CW memory keyer, CW reverse, CW auto tuning
  • SD card
  • TX/RX audio recording
  • Screen capture …and more.


Rear panel view

IC-9700 Specifications


Frequency coverage144.000–148.000,
1240.000–1300.000 MHz
Number of memory channelsSimplex:
297 (99 channels × 3 bands),
Program scan edges:
18 (6 channels × 3 bands)
CALL channel:
6 (2 channels × 3 bands)
Satellite: 99
DR function: 2500
Antenna connectors144 MHz SO-239,
430/440, 1200 MHz Type-N
Power supply requirement13.8 V DC ±15% (Negative ground)
Power consumptionTxLess than 18 A (High power)
Rx1.2 A typical (Standby),
Less than 1.8 A (Maximum audio)
Operating temperature range−10 °C to +60 °C; 14 °F to 140 °F
Frequency stabilityLess than ± 0.5 ppm
(–10°C to +60°C; 14°F to 140°F)
Frequency resolution1 Hz
(W × H × D, projections not included)
240 × 94 × 238 mm,
9.4 × 3.7 × 9.4 in
Weight (approximately)4.7 kg, 10.4 lb



Output powerSSB/CW/RTTY/FM/DV/DD
144 MHz: 0.5–100 W
430/440 MHz: 0.5–75 W
1200 MHz: 0.1–10 WAM
144 MHz: 0.125–25 W
430/440 MHz: 0.125–18.75 W
1200 MHz: 0.025–2.5 W
Modulation systemSSB:
Digital PSN modulationAM:
Digital Low Power modulation

Digital Reactance modulation

Digital GMSK modulation

Spurious emissionsHarmonics:
144 MHz: Less than –63 dB
430/440 MHz: Less than –61.8 dB
1200 MHz: Less than −53 dBOut-of-band emission:
144 MHz: Less than −60 dB
430/440 MHz: Less than −60 dB
1200 MHz: Less than −50 dB
Carrier suppressionMore than 50 dB
Unwanted sidebandMore than 50 dB
Microphone impedance600Ω



Receiver system144, 430/440 MHz RF Direct Sampling
1200 MHz Down Conversion IF Sampling
Intermediate frequency
(1200 MHz band)
311–371 MHz
(Preamp: ON, Filter: SOFT)
SSB/CW (10dB S/N)
Less than 0.11 μVAM (10dB S/N)
Less than 1.0 μV

FM (12 dB SINAD)
Less than 0.18 μV

DV (1% BER) (PN9)
Less than 0.35 μV

DD (1% BER) (PN9) (1200 MHz only)
Less than 1.59 μV

(Filter: SHARP)
SSB (BW=2.4 kHz)
More than: 2.4 kHz/-3 dB
Less than: 3.6 kHz/-60 dBCW (BW=500 Hz)
More than: 500 Hz/-3 dB
Less than: 700 Hz/-60 dB

RTTY (BW=500 Hz)
More than: 500 Hz/-3 dB
Less than: 700 Hz/-60 dB

AM (BW=6 kHz)
More than: 6 kHz/-3 dB
Less than: 15 kHz/-60 dB

FM (BW=15 kHz)
More than: 12 kHz/-6 dB
Less than: 20 kHz/-60 dB

DV (12.5 kHz spacing)
More than: -50 dB

DD (300 kHz spacing)
More than: -40 dB

Spurious and image rejection ratio144, 430/440MHz:
SSB/CW: More than 70 dB
AM/FM/DV: More than 60 dB1200MHz:
SSB/CW: More than 50 dB
AM/FM/DV: More than 50 dB
DD: More than 50 dB
Audio output power:More than 2.0 W (1 kHz, 10% distortion) into an 8Ω load

All stated specifications are subject to change without notice or obligation.

IC-9700 Accessories

External Speakers


SP-35External speaker (2 m, 6.6 ft cable)$60.00
SP-38External speaker with high quality audio, matching height (Maximum input: 7 W)$220.00
SP-41External speaker with two input lines

Desktop Microphones


SM-30Compact, lightweight electret desktop microphone$140.00
SM-50Dynamic desktop microphone including [UP/DOWN] switches and a low cut function$335.00

Hand Microphone


HM-219Hand microphone with UP/DOWN switches (Same as supplied)

Carrying Handle


MB-123Carrying handle

Mounting Brackets/Base


MB-118Mobile mounting bracket

Data Cables


OCP-2350LUPC/Android™ data cable

Programming Software


CS-9700Programming software

IP Remote Control Software


RS-BA1 Version 2IP remote control software
RS-MS1ARemote control application for Android™. Download free from Google Play™.
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RS-MS3ATerminal/Access point mode application for AndroidTM™
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