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Re: [IC-7000] Re: Should I purchase a IC-7000 ?

Steve D <ve7kz@...>
 

Here is a link to the 60 meter mod from the support section of the Icom America website:
http://icomamerica.com/en/support/kb/article.aspx?ArticleNumber=C3NF113527

Steve VE7KZ



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From: D C *Mac* Macdonald <k2gkk@hotmail.com>
To: "ic7000@yahoogroups.com" <ic7000@yahoogroups.com>
Sent: Tuesday, July 17, 2012 10:39:27 AM
Subject: Re: [IC-7000] Re: Should I purchase a IC-7000 ?


 
Can you post it OR give a link to it?

Mac, K2GKK in OKC
On Jul 17, 2012, at 12:06, "Steve D" <ve7kz@yahoo.ca> wrote:

Icom's 60 meter solution is not to open all band transmit, it is to remove a jumper which only opens the 60 meter band.


Steve VE7KZ



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From: Steve <ab2et@yahoo.com>
To: ic7000@yahoogroups.com
Sent: Tuesday, July 17, 2012 7:30:27 AM
Subject: [IC-7000] Re: Should I purchase a IC-7000 ?



I liked the two radios that I own since they provide me with operational continuity, but in my personal opinion the IC-7000 has now reached the "Long in the Tooth" stage.

If you can hold off you may get a more "modern" radio that will provide a better longevity curve.
The 7K at this point is getting close to the "DECADE" mark and it is still in its original non upgradeable format just look at the 60 Meter situation and Icoms answer to perform the "all band" modification but at your own risk.
Regards.
Steve
AB2ET/4

--- In ic7000@yahoogroups.com, "ALAN" <marquis3@...> wrote:

Seen lots of pro's and con's about this tranceiver like overheating and low TX audio. Have these problems been addressed or should I pass?



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Re: [IC-7000] Re: Should I purchase a IC-7000 ?

D C *Mac* Macdonald
 

Can you post it OR give a link to it?

Mac, K2GKK in OKC

On Jul 17, 2012, at 12:06, "Steve D" <ve7kz@yahoo.ca> wrote:

Icom's 60 meter solution is not to open all band transmit, it is to remove a jumper which only opens the 60 meter band.


Steve VE7KZ



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From: Steve <ab2et@yahoo.com>
To: ic7000@yahoogroups.com
Sent: Tuesday, July 17, 2012 7:30:27 AM
Subject: [IC-7000] Re: Should I purchase a IC-7000 ?



I liked the two radios that I own since they provide me with operational continuity, but in my personal opinion the IC-7000 has now reached the "Long in the Tooth" stage.

If you can hold off you may get a more "modern" radio that will provide a better longevity curve.
The 7K at this point is getting close to the "DECADE" mark and it is still in its original non upgradeable format just look at the 60 Meter situation and Icoms answer to perform the "all band" modification but at your own risk.
Regards.
Steve
AB2ET/4

--- In ic7000@yahoogroups.com, "ALAN" <marquis3@...> wrote:

Seen lots of pro's and con's about this tranceiver like overheating and low TX audio. Have these problems been addressed or should I pass?



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Re: [IC-7000] Radio output

Matt Maguire <vk2acl@...>
 

On 18/07/2012, at 2:00 AM, ludoradio@hotmail.com wrote:

You can modify this behaviour in hidden menu in
order to have 100% of power regardless of the voltage.
Not recommended, because then as the voltage drops, your spurious emissions will increase to unacceptable levels.

73, Matt VK2ACL


Re: [IC-7000] Re: Should I purchase a IC-7000 ?

Steve D <ve7kz@...>
 

Icom's 60 meter solution is not to open all band transmit, it is to remove a jumper which only opens the 60 meter band.


Steve VE7KZ



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From: Steve <ab2et@yahoo.com>
To: ic7000@yahoogroups.com
Sent: Tuesday, July 17, 2012 7:30:27 AM
Subject: [IC-7000] Re: Should I purchase a IC-7000 ?


 
I liked the two radios that I own since they provide me with operational continuity, but in my personal opinion the IC-7000 has now reached the "Long in the Tooth" stage.

If you can hold off you may get a more "modern" radio that will provide a better longevity curve.
The 7K at this point is getting close to the "DECADE" mark and it is still in its original non upgradeable format just look at the 60 Meter situation and Icoms answer to perform the "all band" modification but at your own risk.
Regards.
Steve
AB2ET/4

--- In ic7000@yahoogroups.com, "ALAN" <marquis3@...> wrote:

Seen lots of pro's and con's about this tranceiver like overheating and low TX audio. Have these problems been addressed or should I pass?


Re: [IC-7000] Re: Radio output

ludoradio@hotmail.com <ludoradio@...>
 

Le 17/07/2012 15:56, Conor a écrit :
On RF power set to 100% the power meter went up to 60 when I keyed up.
I then started the engine and tested again. With the voltage at 14.2V,
the power went over to 100.
You can modify this behaviour in hidden menu in
order to have 100% of power regardless of the voltage.

Best regards,
Ludovic Vuillermet - F5PBG.


Re: Radio output

Conor
 

--- In ic7000@yahoogroups.com, J Chaloupka <boltsnutspins@...> wrote:

Wondering, does the output power of the IC7000 reflect the theoretical (set only) power or is it an indication of the true output power.
Say if the supply voltage is low, can the radio still show 100% output or would it not get to a display of 100% level with under voltage.
Further, wondering can the power level be used to determine good supply voltage?

JIM
Hi Jim..

Just checked it in the car for you. My car has been parked up since Sunday dinner so two and a half days. The voltage was 12.5V.

On RF power set to 100% the power meter went up to 60 when I keyed up. I then started the engine and tested again. With the voltage at 14.2V, the power went over to 100.

I think therefore it is safe to assume that the meter reflects the actual power output in watts rather than the percentage you've set it to in the Quick Setting menu.


Re: [IC-7000] Radio output

Jim Townsend <jwt@...>
 

On 07/17/2012 09:48 AM, J Chaloupka wrote:
Wondering, does the output power of the IC7000 reflect the theoretical (set only) power or is it an indication of the true output power.
Say if the supply voltage is low, can the radio still show 100% output or would it not get to a display of 100% level with under voltage.
Further, wondering can the power level be used to determine good supply voltage?

JIM
The indicated power level will fall as the voltage is reduced.

A classic cause of low power level readings in the IC-7K is from
resistance in the fuse holders. The design has much to be desired.

A slight corrosion built up over time will add resistance which in
turn will introduce a voltage drop.

When this happens, you'll see the power levels dropping as low
as 70%. Pulling out and replacing the fuses generally wipes off
the corrosion and the power indication returns to 100%.

I've seen this happen a couple of times in the 3 years I've owned
my IC-7K.. The same thing happens with my IC-7600.

73 de Jim VE4CY


Radio output

J Chaloupka
 

Wondering, does the output power of the IC7000 reflect the theoretical (set only) power or is it an indication of the true output power.
Say if the supply voltage is low, can the radio still show 100% output or would it not get to a display of 100% level with under voltage.
Further, wondering can the power level be used to determine good supply voltage?

JIM


Re: Should I purchase a IC-7000 ?

Steve Sawicki
 

I liked the two radios that I own since they provide me with operational continuity, but in my personal opinion the IC-7000 has now reached the "Long in the Tooth" stage.

If you can hold off you may get a more "modern" radio that will provide a better longevity curve.
The 7K at this point is getting close to the "DECADE" mark and it is still in its original non upgradeable format just look at the 60 Meter situation and Icoms answer to perform the "all band" modification but at your own risk.
Regards.
Steve
AB2ET/4

--- In ic7000@yahoogroups.com, "ALAN" <marquis3@...> wrote:

Seen lots of pro's and con's about this tranceiver like overheating and low TX audio. Have these problems been addressed or should I pass?


Re: Powers Off When Speaking

im2old2run
 

--- In ic7000@yahoogroups.com, "lancehomer" <k7lqh@...> wrote:

I've had an increasingly frequent problem where my IC-7000 powers off. I originally thought it was when I was hitting the PTT on the HM-151, but today I realized it wasn't until I started to speak that it actually powers off. Moreover, it doesn't power off when tuning.

I bought my radio used. Supposedly the mic had the mod done on it already. Do you suspect I have a bid HM-151 or should I try trouble shoot something else?

-Lance K7LQH
I had the same problem...It is caused by RF feedback in the shack.I improved the grounds and added bypass capacitors to the DC supply lines.I also added a current choke on the feedline to the antenna.
Now there is no problems at any power level or on any band.
73 de N8DHC.


Re: [IC-7000] Icom 7000 CI-V cable to pc

Graham Blomley <grahamgw0hus@...>
 

try this guy,  he can make any lead for any radio ,he only charges for post not packing and the cost of lead FULL MONEY BACK G/TEE.
(I have had 5 different leads for 5 different radio,s all  spot on ..!)
e-mail him for your exact requirements  a.s.a.p as I know he has a break in aug.


regards 

Graham Gw0hus

http://www.ebay.co.uk/sch/phutping/m.html?_nkw=&_armrs=1&_from=&_ipg=&_trksid=p3686



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From: myneea <chesapeakers@gmail.com>
To: ic7000@yahoogroups.com
Sent: Monday, 16 July 2012, 17:15
Subject: [IC-7000] Icom 7000 CI-V cable to pc

I see there are at least 3 options for connecting my radio to PC via usb.
What are new hams using?


there's some for $15 then HRO has  West Mountain
RIGtalk-CIV for $56,

Then there's the icom CT17 for $145!!!!

Any Feedback?

K3ALM



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Re: [IC-7000] Icom 7000 CI-V cable to pc

John Dawes <dawes.john@...>
 

Hello K3ALM
I recently faced the same issue as you. One cable or the Icom box! I decided on the Icom box: you can control four Icom radios at once. It is an old but tested bit of gear. Unless your PC has a serial port you will need to buy a serial to USB adapter. These are plentiful.
Good luck
John VK5BJE

--- On Mon, 16/7/12, myneea <chesapeakers@gmail.com> wrote:


From: myneea <chesapeakers@gmail.com>
Subject: [IC-7000] Icom 7000 CI-V cable to pc
To: ic7000@yahoogroups.com
Received: Monday, 16 July, 2012, 4:15 PM



 



I see there are at least 3 options for connecting my radio to PC via usb.
What are new hams using?

there's some for $15 then HRO has West Mountain
RIGtalk-CIV for $56,

Then there's the icom CT17 for $145!!!!

Any Feedback?

K3ALM








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Re: [IC-7000] Icom 7000 CI-V cable to pc

Perry <k4pwo@...>
 

You find them on the "bay" for under $10 (shipped from China). Some users complain about driver problems but I had no issues on my Win 7 Pro - 64 bit system.

73 de Perry - K4PWO
Sent on the Sprint® Now Network from my BlackBerry®

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From: "myneea" <chesapeakers@gmail.com>
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Date: Mon, 16 Jul 2012 16:15:47
To: <ic7000@yahoogroups.com>
Reply-To: ic7000@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [IC-7000] Icom 7000 CI-V cable to pc

I see there are at least 3 options for connecting my radio to PC via usb.
What are new hams using?


there's some for $15 then HRO has West Mountain
RIGtalk-CIV for $56,

Then there's the icom CT17 for $145!!!!

Any Feedback?

K3ALM



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Re: [IC-7000] RS-BA1 software

Jim Townsend <jwt@...>
 

On 07/16/2012 11:23 AM, va2dv wrote:
I am looking for the RS-BA1 remote control software.
Anyone on the list can help me to find it ?
Thanks in advance
Dave VA2DV

I see you're in Quebec.. Elkel Electronics sells the software.

http://elkel.com/fr/detail_du_produit.asp?pageID=383&pId=1102

73 de Jim VE4CY


Re: [IC-7000] RS-BA1 software

Randy Thomson
 

Do a web search for RS-BA1. HRO is one source, for US$100.
Randy - K5MW

From: ic7000@yahoogroups.com [mailto:ic7000@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of
va2dv
Sent: Monday, July 16, 2012 11:24 AM
To: ic7000@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [IC-7000] RS-BA1 software


I am looking for the RS-BA1 remote control software.
Anyone on the list can help me to find it ?
Thanks in advance
Dave VA2DV


Re: [IC-7000] IC-7000 Replacement

charles mccormick
 

So...when is the Tokyo Ham/Electronics show ?

--- On Sun, 7/15/12, Kent Hufford <khufford@atlanticbb.net> wrote:


From: Kent Hufford <khufford@atlanticbb.net>
Subject: RE: [IC-7000] IC-7000 Replacement
To: ic7000@yahoogroups.com
Date: Sunday, July 15, 2012, 10:40 PM



 



On HAM NATION this week they asked Ray Novak, ICOM US about any new radios.
He said watch the Tokyo Ham/Electronics show for new ICOMs coming out.

Kent

KQ4KK

From: ic7000@yahoogroups.com [mailto:ic7000@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of
Bob
Sent: Saturday, July 14, 2012 10:56 AM
To: ic7000@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [IC-7000] IC-7000 Replacement

Is there any talk/rumor about when and what may replace the IC7000?

Love the rig

73 Bob

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Re: [IC-7000] Should I purchase a IC-7000 ?

John, VK5PO <vk5po@...>
 

MW signal overload? I consider the wideband
RX a bonus Bob, It is a ham radio
essentially, so for AR use on AR bands, it
is brilliant.
Use an AM broadcast band receiver, after all
that is what they are designed and used for.

To get such an array of HF, VHF and UHF bands
in the one small package is nothing short of
incredible. To grizzle about MW reception is
ludicrous.
What other U/V equipment are you referring
to? The IC7000 is market unique really.

Firmware upgrades... This feature is becoming
more common in the newer rigs to hit the
market. My IC7700 has that ability.

Get the radio, they are an amazing and VERY
USEFUL piece of electronic wizardry...

PS, I do not suffer MW overload problems here.
73 guys.
John, VK5PO

On 17/07/2012 1:27 AM, mathprof53575 wrote:



I'd like to add to that comment about
firmware updates. My cameras let me update
firmware. Even the CD/DVD drives in my
computer can have their firmware updated. I
have heard people say "but if it is done
right the first time then there is not a
need to update it." But (a) Software is
never done right the first time (I have
been in charge of software development at a
Silicon Valley company, do have some
background for that) and (b) for something
like a ham rig, even if the original
version were perfect, the world changes
with things like the 60M rules. I will try
never again to buy anything that can't be
kept up to date, the way my FT950 can but
my IC7000 cannot. (I chose to buy one "go
to" telescope over another exactly because
management at one place would not allow
upgrade-ability despite their engineers
wanting to put it in.)
(There is also my continuing battle with
the 7000's inferior rejection of strong MW
signals. ICOM support tried to tell me that
was because it had 144MHz and 440MHz
support, but (a) other U/V equipment does
not have the same problem and (b) the front
end and antenna connections are separate so
the U/V support should be irrelevant if the
rig were well designed.)
So the IC7000 is cute and it does do a lot
in a small package (which were why I bought
it despite the lack of upgrade support),
but I would not buy another.
Bob Wilson, WA9D

--- In ic7000@yahoogroups.com
<mailto:ic7000%40yahoogroups.com>, "Ryan,
KB8RCR" <kb8rcr@...> wrote:

Have never had my 7000 overheat and my
ONLY complaint is that there isnâEUR^(TM)t
a way to do a firmware modification to
allow for the new 60 meter channel. Ya have
to do a hardware modification. Other than
that, my 7000 is the best rig I have ever
owned. I suppose when you manufacture
thousands of them, occaisonally there are
lemons.

Ryan KB8RCR


From: ALAN
Sent: Wednesday, July 11, 2012 8:39 PM
To: ic7000@yahoogroups.com
<mailto:ic7000%40yahoogroups.com>
Subject: [IC-7000] Should I purchase a
IC-7000 ?


Seen lots of pro's and con's about this
tranceiver like overheating and low TX
audio. Have these problems been addressed
or should I pass?





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been removed]


RS-BA1 software

va2dv <va2dv@...>
 

I am looking for the RS-BA1 remote control software.
Anyone on the list can help me to find it ?
Thanks in advance
Dave VA2DV


Icom 7000 CI-V cable to pc

myneea <chesapeakers@...>
 

I see there are at least 3 options for connecting my radio to PC via usb.
What are new hams using?


there's some for $15 then HRO has West Mountain
RIGtalk-CIV for $56,

Then there's the icom CT17 for $145!!!!

Any Feedback?

K3ALM


Re: [IC-7000] Should I purchase a IC-7000 ?

mathprof53575 <wilson@...>
 

I'd like to add to that comment about firmware updates. My cameras let me update firmware. Even the CD/DVD drives in my computer can have their firmware updated. I have heard people say "but if it is done right the first time then there is not a need to update it." But (a) Software is never done right the first time (I have been in charge of software development at a Silicon Valley company, do have some background for that) and (b) for something like a ham rig, even if the original version were perfect, the world changes with things like the 60M rules. I will try never again to buy anything that can't be kept up to date, the way my FT950 can but my IC7000 cannot. (I chose to buy one "go to" telescope over another exactly because management at one place would not allow upgrade-ability despite their engineers wanting to put it in.)
(There is also my continuing battle with the 7000's inferior rejection of strong MW signals. ICOM support tried to tell me that was because it had 144MHz and 440MHz support, but (a) other U/V equipment does not have the same problem and (b) the front end and antenna connections are separate so the U/V support should be irrelevant if the rig were well designed.)
So the IC7000 is cute and it does do a lot in a small package (which were why I bought it despite the lack of upgrade support), but I would not buy another.
Bob Wilson, WA9D

--- In ic7000@yahoogroups.com, "Ryan, KB8RCR" <kb8rcr@...> wrote:

Have never had my 7000 overheat and my ONLY complaint is that there isn’t a way to do a firmware modification to allow for the new 60 meter channel. Ya have to do a hardware modification. Other than that, my 7000 is the best rig I have ever owned. I suppose when you manufacture thousands of them, occaisonally there are lemons.

Ryan KB8RCR


From: ALAN
Sent: Wednesday, July 11, 2012 8:39 PM
To: ic7000@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [IC-7000] Should I purchase a IC-7000 ?


Seen lots of pro's and con's about this tranceiver like overheating and low TX audio. Have these problems been addressed or should I pass?






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