'So is there any replacement for the IC-7000 ?”
Maybe somebody out there has plans for a radio similar to the 7000, but I doubt it. I love mine and use it all the time for portable operations and with portable ops. for the Boys Scouts of America.
I do not think there will be another radio like the 7K. Its replacement, the IC-7100, is lacking in the mobile department and, IMHO, is just a terrible looking radio. I have several friends who do like the IC-7100 and it does do everything the 7K does, plus D-Star. So, I wouldn’t hold you breath from Icom. Maybe Kenwood has a replacement for the TS-480 (which is now discontinued).
The closest thing out there now is the Elecraft KX3 with either the 2-meter or 4-meter module, plus the KXPA 100 amp. Unfortunately, that set up, while really, really good, will set a ham back about $2000.
From: James Fisher
Date: Sat, 31 Aug 2019 13:20:54 CDT
I use the IC-7000 for mobile operation.
The compact size of the face is excellent and the 160 meter -440 Mhz coverage is needed,.
So is there any replacement for the IC-7000 ?
I have a TS-480 but the face is a bit larger and it does not cover 2 meters and 440.
Maybe there are enough IC-7000 around that they can always be repaired ?