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Re: Icom IC-F7000?

nicolasc33 <javier_ebay@...>
 

My reference for price estimate is at least 1.100 Euro (here),
without a tuner. That is about 1.430 USD But taking in account,
general price differences Spain/USA, I would guess an USA price more
in the 1100 range than 1900.

Reduced prices of 706-II-G and 746PRO were 880 and 1480 Euro, That is
1144 and 1.924 USD, in here. Yaesu FT897D sells for (silly) 1250 USD
here. I guess price (in local dealer) of rigs here are about 130% the
price of an USA large dealer I check in internet (texas towers). I
guess price in local dealers there can be higher too.

Anyway ICOM is having an agresive price policy here, and is leading
the market. Price of accesories a bit high.

Regarding band scanner (if any) just to remember that 746PRO's is an
off-line scanner.

I figure out the rig to be a 706 ¿larger? with IF-DSP and some
aditional gadget, at the price of a 706-II-G plus one filter.

Anyway we will not see it here before september at least... So I keep
my eye in the 706 price.. just in case. I would be nice to have the
rig that has the sales record ever.

In the meantime I love my new 746PRO-I. Rabatted price has bounced up
again, that could mean that a possible "II" it is a bit delayed. ¿For
Friedrichshafen in late june?.

We have to wait. Like kids in Xmas eve.

Javier EA4CWY

--- In ic7000@yahoogroups.com, Huze Laptop <hduff@c...> wrote:
I guess the rumours are getting wreckless now :)
I wonder where the $1900 price caqme from.
The last guestimate of price was $1100ish.


Re: Icom IC-F7000?

Huze Laptop <hduff@...>
 

I guess the rumours are getting wreckless now :)
I wonder where the $1900 price caqme from.
The last guestimate of price was $1100ish.


MKM wrote:

Well, if the 7000 really has a real time band scope ala the pro series, I would assume that the rig needs to be larger than the 706 just because the additional dsp chip and circuitry needed for the band scope.

On the other hand, we really do not need a band scope in a mobile radio. I personally prefer a built-in tuner.

Only three weeks left to Dayton. We shall see soon. Last I heard, the price is $1,899. Please do not shoot the messenger.



On May 2, 2005, at 7:53 AM, Huze@work wrote:


Your comment is equally as interesting.
I don't see why it couldn't be a similar size as the 706.
Unless they decide in the interim to add a built-in ATU,
why do you think it would be and as large as the TS-480 ?

Hugh VA3TO


MKM wrote:


Interesting comment...we do not know yet the size of the housing.

Earlier reports indicated 20mm shorter compared to the 706 but I doubt
it. I think it will be about the size of the Kenwood 480.


On May 1, 2005, at 5:45 PM, Per Eriksson wrote:



It has nothing to do with the upcoming IC-7000 except the size of the
housing�.


/Per


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Please take note that I have discovered an Icom IC-F7000 commercial
HF
radio on Icom Australia's web site. It is an "ALE" radio.Their web
site
is: www.icom.net.au It is listed under commercial radios. Could
this
radio be related to the expected IC-7000?

Tom, K4YAZ
uuhamfl@aol.com




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Re: Icom IC-F7000?

MKM <starlight04@...>
 

Well, if the 7000 really has a real time band scope ala the pro series,
I would assume that the rig needs to be larger than the 706 just
because the additional dsp chip and circuitry needed for the band
scope.

On the other hand, we really do not need a band scope in a mobile
radio. I personally prefer a built-in tuner.

Only three weeks left to Dayton. We shall see soon. Last I heard, the
price is $1,899. Please do not shoot the messenger.

On May 2, 2005, at 7:53 AM, Huze@work wrote:

Your comment is equally as interesting.
I don't see why it couldn't be a similar size as the 706.
Unless they decide in the interim to add a built-in ATU,
why do you think it would be and as large as the TS-480 ?

Hugh VA3TO


MKM wrote:

Interesting comment...we do not know yet the size of the housing.

Earlier reports indicated 20mm shorter compared to the 706 but I doubt
it. I think it will be about the size of the Kenwood 480.


On May 1, 2005, at 5:45 PM, Per Eriksson wrote:


It has nothing to do with the upcoming IC-7000 except the size of the
housing….


/Per


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Please take note that I have discovered an Icom IC-F7000 commercial
HF
radio on Icom Australia's web site. It is an "ALE" radio.Their web
site
is: www.icom.net.au It is listed under commercial radios. Could
this
radio be related to the expected IC-7000?

Tom, K4YAZ
uuhamfl@aol.com





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Re: Icom IC-F7000?

Matt Yellen
 

I don't understand why you people are getting hung up
on the IC-F7000. The F7000 is a commercial radio. It
is not type accepted for the US (I don't think), but
it has been in production for over 1 year.

If there is going to be a new IC-7000, something will
probably be anounced at Dayton. You have seen the
e-mail that came from ICOMs TSR guy.


--- uuhamfl <uuhamfl@aol.com> wrote:
Please take note that I have discovered an Icom
IC-F7000 commercial
HF
radio on Icom Australia's web site. It is an "ALE"
radio.Their web
site
is: www.icom.net.au It is listed under commercial
radios. Could
this
radio be related to the expected IC-7000?

Tom, K4YAZ
uuhamfl@aol.com



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Re: Icom IC-F7000?

Huze@work <hduff@...>
 

Your comment is equally as interesting.
I don't see why it couldn't be a similar size as the 706.
Unless they decide in the interim to add a built-in ATU,
why do you think it would be and as large as the TS-480 ?

Hugh VA3TO


MKM wrote:

Interesting comment...we do not know yet the size of the housing.

Earlier reports indicated 20mm shorter compared to the 706 but I doubt it. I think it will be about the size of the Kenwood 480.


On May 1, 2005, at 5:45 PM, Per Eriksson wrote:

It has nothing to do with the upcoming IC-7000 except the size of the
housing�.


/Per


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Till: ic7000@yahoogroups.com
�mne: [ic7000] Icom IC-F7000?



Please take note that I have discovered an Icom IC-F7000 commercial
HF
radio on Icom Australia's web site. It is an "ALE" radio.Their web
site
is: www.icom.net.au It is listed under commercial radios. Could
this
radio be related to the expected IC-7000?

Tom, K4YAZ
uuhamfl@aol.com


Re: Icom IC-F7000?

MKM <starlight04@...>
 

Interesting comment...we do not know yet the size of the housing.

Earlier reports indicated 20mm shorter compared to the 706 but I doubt
it. I think it will be about the size of the Kenwood 480.

On May 1, 2005, at 5:45 PM, Per Eriksson wrote:

It has nothing to do with the upcoming IC-7000 except the size of the
housing….



/Per



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Ämne: [ic7000] Icom IC-F7000?



Please take note that I have discovered an Icom IC-F7000 commercial
HF
radio on Icom Australia's web site. It is an "ALE" radio.Their web
site
is: www.icom.net.au It is listed under commercial radios. Could
this
radio be related to the expected IC-7000?

Tom, K4YAZ
uuhamfl@aol.com





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Re: Icom IC-F7000?

Per Eriksson <sm4xiu@...>
 

It has nothing to do with the upcoming IC-7000 except the size of the
housing….



/Per



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Skickat: den 1 maj 2005 14:43
Till: ic7000@yahoogroups.com
Ämne: [ic7000] Icom IC-F7000?



Please take note that I have discovered an Icom IC-F7000 commercial
HF
radio on Icom Australia's web site. It is an "ALE" radio.Their web
site
is: www.icom.net.au It is listed under commercial radios. Could
this
radio be related to the expected IC-7000?

Tom, K4YAZ
uuhamfl@aol.com





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Re: Icom IC-F7000?

Keith V <kavan@...>
 

There are some messages on it a week or two in the message archives.

Van,
KL7TDZ

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Sent: Sunday, May 01, 2005 7:42 AM
Subject: [ic7000] Icom IC-F7000?


Please take note that I have discovered an Icom IC-F7000 commercial


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Icom IC-F7000?

uuhamfl <uuhamfl@...>
 

Please take note that I have discovered an Icom IC-F7000 commercial
HF
radio on Icom Australia's web site. It is an "ALE" radio.Their web
site
is: www.icom.net.au It is listed under commercial radios. Could
this
radio be related to the expected IC-7000?

Tom, K4YAZ
uuhamfl@aol.com


Re: ALE capability

Scot Clayton <scotclayton@...>
 

lelandlcox wrote:

What is ALE?
Automatic Link Establishment, I believe...Military and DOD, Feds, use it
alot. I've played with it a bit using ALE PC program. Pretty neat stuff.
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Re: ALE capability

lelandlcox <lcox107@...>
 

What is ALE?

--- In ic7000@yahoogroups.com, Adam Farson <farson@s...> wrote:
Hi Steve,

I doubt it, unless some customer with a prospective order of 10000+
units
writes an ALE reqt. into its RFP.

Cheers for now, 73,
Adam VA7OJ/AB4OJ


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Sent: 26 April 2005 17:19
To: ic7000@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [ic7000] ALE capability



Are there any indications of the IC7000 being ALE capable?

Steve KI0KY




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Re: ALE capability

Adam Farson
 

Hi Steve,

I doubt it, unless some customer with a prospective order of 10000+ units
writes an ALE reqt. into its RFP.

Cheers for now, 73,
Adam VA7OJ/AB4OJ

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Sent: 26 April 2005 17:19
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Subject: [ic7000] ALE capability



Are there any indications of the IC7000 being ALE capable?

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Re: IC 7000 is Not a hoax according to Icom America

nicolasc33 <javier_ebay@...>
 

Neither for ICOM Spain (I guess)

I emailed ICOM Spain for some questions regarding the newly bought IC-
7400, and some other questions. The answer was brief: "tell us your
phone number and we will call". I guess they did not want to comment
by Email

As all this comes from a telecom there can be missunderstandings.

ICOM called me, as I said the IC-7000 was not the question in the
email, but "almost" arose.

Talking about mobile or portable rigs minimum voltage for the 706 and
so on... Came a wise advice. The 706MKIIG does not give us any
trouble, if you think about one, dont think too much, or it may be
late. Further discounts.

Second advice, "if" it comes a new rig (I figured the 7000) it will
be not be inmediately, and some teething problems are "Normal" in any
rig. Sugestion: buy a 706 for the summer at VERY good price, and wait
for the second buch of the new rig, using base DSP in the 7400 and
mobile the 706.

After this the "now or never 706" feeling started to act inside me.

I had to call a free lance repairer for a Drake TR7 overhaul, and I
said I dont need it urgently as I had bought the 7400. And commented
about former telecom. Their answer was get a 706 from us, we improve
any price (made an extra 70USD cut), I was amazed I did not really
ask for any price.. they made the offer. "util the summer comes" they
said.

He is a freelance repairer and said last model 706MKIIG has not come
often to repair there.

And again.. In case the 7000 ever comes... Do you want to own the
first series?

Conclusions.

The IC-7000 is not a Hoax at all.

People recommending me the 706 were not commercial but technical
people, it seems they love the 706.

It may dissapear soon (this is my appreciation)

The 7000 is not for tomorrow, at least here. All (most) rigs have
some problems silly or serious. MK-III seems to be a chance to get
the problems solved. The 706 is mature, the 7000 not born.

Advices by this two technician seemed very sincere.

If I made the right calculation, 706's present price is about 71% the
price one year ago.

My conclusion: I will buy a 706 for the summer. And most probably in
next spring a IC-7000 for next summer. I cannot be wrong at the
present prices. I will bargain. All times before they were bargaining
for me.. making offers, I was pasive, I guess I will now bargain.

For the minimum voltage in portable on batteries he thought about
11,7V. They will test and tell me. They are mobile rigs, not portable
rigs they said.

PS: I have not bargained at all, this is not "my" price, it is "the
price" here. All prices are high in Spain.. so they have margin.
Normal street price in USA I guess it has beed lower that actual
pices here.

73's
Javier EA4CWY


ALE capability

ki0ky <ki0ky@...>
 

Are there any indications of the IC7000 being ALE capable?

Steve KI0KY


Re: IC 7000 is Not a hoax according to Icom America

aidehua@...
 

I'll say again that the head of marketing at Icom Japan said to wait for
Dayton, so we should see something by then.....I was in Osaka last week.

73,
Ed NI6S


Re: IC 7000 is Not a hoax according to Icom America

Huze@work <hduff@...>
 

It's sounding more and more like Icom doesn't have
anything beyond a concept for the IC-7000 at this point.
Could it be that they are *reacting* to the rumour ?
That is to say, the rumour came before it was decided that
they would indeed begin work on a replacement for the IC-706 ?
Of course with all of the hype and inquiries they are receiving
it would be in their best interest to act on it and keep the
interest high.

Just a theory :)

Hugh VA3TO


Bill wrote:

Well I decided to ask Icom myself about the IC 7000. I emailed them. see their reply and my original inquiry. It is not a hoax per Icom... yet from what I see here. They are still undecided about some issues.
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Thank you very much for your inquiry. Icom Incorporated is developing many new products to meet the requests and expectations of out customers. The model IC-7000 is one of such models. Unfortunately, however, it is still too early to make any announcements on the specification, release timing and price etc, as such are still undecided. We will be announcing such details on our homepage, through dealers or magazines as soon as possible. We ask for your understanding in this situation and thank you in advance for your enquiry and patience regarding information from us.


Kevin McClinton, W7JRL
Technical Support Representative
ICOM America, Inc.
2380 116th Ave. NE
Bellevue, WA 98004
Ph. (425) 454-7619
Fax (425) 637-8417
www.icomamerica.com





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From: Bill [mailto:kyradio@insightbb.com]
Posted At: Tuesday, April 26, 2005 9:47 AM
Posted To: Amateur
Conversation: Icom ic 7000
Subject: Icom ic 7000


Icom

I would like more information on the Icom IC 7000. I have not been able to find out when this radio will be released or what its approximate cost will be.

I own several Icom radios and they work fine, chances are good that I would buy the IC 7000 when it and if it will be available.

I have heard from a few that the IC 7000 Amateur radio is a hoax and will not be produced. Can you confirm or deny that this radio will be released at some time in the future? Any information that you provide would be most helpful.

Thank You in Advance
W4KYR
Bill in KY


IC 7000 is Not a hoax according to Icom America

Bill <kyradio@...>
 

Well I decided to ask Icom myself about the IC 7000. I emailed them. see their reply and my original inquiry. It is not a hoax per Icom... yet from what I see here. They are still undecided about some issues.
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Thank you very much for your inquiry. Icom Incorporated is developing many new products to meet the requests and expectations of out customers. The model IC-7000 is one of such models. Unfortunately, however, it is still too early to make any announcements on the specification, release timing and price etc, as such are still undecided. We will be announcing such details on our homepage, through dealers or magazines as soon as possible. We ask for your understanding in this situation and thank you in advance for your enquiry and patience regarding information from us.


Kevin McClinton, W7JRL
Technical Support Representative

ICOM America, Inc.
2380 116th Ave. NE
Bellevue, WA 98004
Ph. (425) 454-7619
Fax (425) 637-8417
www.icomamerica.com





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From: Bill [mailto:kyradio@insightbb.com]
Posted At: Tuesday, April 26, 2005 9:47 AM
Posted To: Amateur
Conversation: Icom ic 7000
Subject: Icom ic 7000


Icom

I would like more information on the Icom IC 7000. I have not been able to find out when this radio will be released or what its approximate cost will be.

I own several Icom radios and they work fine, chances are good that I would buy the IC 7000 when it and if it will be available.

I have heard from a few that the IC 7000 Amateur radio is a hoax and will not be produced. Can you confirm or deny that this radio will be released at some time in the future? Any information that you provide would be most helpful.

Thank You in Advance
W4KYR
Bill in KY


Re: IC-7000

VK5LN
 

Hi,
I have an IC-F7000 in my new Toyota Hilux 4x4 (mobile shack). This is
a dual purpose radio for me. On the one hand to be used on the VKS737
Four Wheel Drive HF network and on the other, as my HF ham rig.
There isn't really a "ham" mode as such. There is a VFO mode which
allows you to directly enter frequencies. In typical Icom style, you
need to go into a set menu to change the mode (USB/LSB/AM). I work for
an Icom dealer, so was able to purchase the radio for the "dealer
demo" price. I also bought the CS-F7000 software.
It's not as flexible as a "true" ham radio, but it does work and work
quite well.
I am starting to play around with ALE (see www.hflink.com)
You can see some photos of my mobile radio shack installation here :-
http://www.users.on.net/~michaelcarey/pics/hilux_install/
Regards,
Michael
VK5ZEA

--- In ic7000@yahoogroups.com, Adam Farson <farson@s...> wrote:
Hi Richard,

Blacklist? Last time I looked, A1A was still listed as a valid
emission in
the ITU-R table.

The IC-F7000 is a commercial HF transceiver intended for maritime
and
land-mobile use. It is possible that the ACA (Australian
Communications
Authority) licenses the F7000 only onto services where J3E and A3E
are the
authorised emissions. A possible example is land-mobile in the
Outback.

I am sure that emission A1A can be activated via dealer programming
when the
radio is licensed onto services in which A1A is authorised. Hams who
acquire
the F7000 will probably be able to get their hands on the
programming
software in any event.

Cheers for now, 73,
Adam VA7OJ/AB4OJ


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From: ic7000@yahoogroups.com [mailto:ic7000@yahoogroups.com] On
Behalf Of
Ya`akov N. Miles
Sent: 21 April 2005 19:13
To: ic7000@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [ic7000] Re: IC-7000



--- In ic7000@yahoogroups.com, "Richard Pongratz"
<asi-appraisals@s...> wrote:

This is the IC-F7000. It is not what we are looking for.
[snip]
Type of emission. J3E and A3E only at factory default for.
Australia
version.. J3E (USB, LSB) J2B (AFSK) F1B
(FSK) A1A (CW) A3E (AM)
Oh no! Are equipment manufacturers going to blacklist CW?






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Re: Authentic hype or hoax ?

nicolasc33 <javier_ebay@...>
 

I understand the position of the ICOM man. In my experience with
Yamaha, I was beta tester of instruments, and corrected the spanish
language of the manuals. And it was only one week to release. In
Japan music market the releases are annonuced some months before.

Maybe same now with the 7000. I guess it will be announced, but I
doubt they have all the certifications for immediate sale. I have
been told here that it will be for the 4th quarter (Spain)

What you says makes sense, as the 706 + filters would cost more than
a 7000, and a 7000 + tuner more than a 7400. And above all, producing
a 706 will cost more than a 7000.

Maybe they are just trying to sell me the last 706 hahaha. No problem
if the price is right, as with IC-7400.

I think the 706 has made a record of sales. And now is a "no problem"
rig.

I am still thinking about one :) just for fun.

But again the ICOM DSP is terrific good, and for oldies like me
(EA1FC 1953) something amazing.

I am just a bit worried about heat, as I said, I hate fans, Switched
PS, SMC (I cannot see them) and the like. But 100W out means 100W to
be disipated at least, and this makes a lot of heat even in SSB (50%)
in a 1:3 TX/RX cycle.

When we finish wondering about the 7000, we can start wondering about
the IC-746-PRO-II. There is a too large price gap now to the 756. So
the II in the 746 may mean some gadget and some 400 USD as well, at
least I hope the will improve the 4 silly knobs, in lower left front.

73's
Javier EA4CWY

--- In ic7000@yahoogroups.com, aidehua@a... wrote:
At the Icom Japan showroom, there was NOT an IC-7000 on display. I
didn't want to prod the rep too much, so I didn't ask questions....It
was clear that he was uncomfortable even confirming that the rig
existed. I mentioned that French CQ mag had released some info, and
he was visibly upset, since he's in charge of marketing and the info
was released too prematurly.

He did tell me that the 706 would be discontinued, as the 7000 was
to be the replacement. On another note, I operated the Icom Club
Station (IC-7800, IC-756 Pro III, and IC-780 w/Force12
C49XR)....WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!

73,
Ed NI6S


Re: Authentic hype or hoax ?

aidehua@...
 

At the Icom Japan showroom, there was NOT an IC-7000 on display. I didn't want to prod the rep too much, so I didn't ask questions....It was clear that he was uncomfortable even confirming that the rig existed. I mentioned that French CQ mag had released some info, and he was visibly upset, since he's in charge of marketing and the info was released too prematurly.

He did tell me that the 706 would be discontinued, as the 7000 was to be the replacement. On another note, I operated the Icom Club Station (IC-7800, IC-756 Pro III, and IC-780 w/Force12 C49XR)....WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!

73,
Ed NI6S

-----Original Message-----
From: nicolasc33 <javier_ebay@hotmail.com>
To: ic7000@yahoogroups.com
Sent: Sat, 23 Apr 2005 10:17:40 -0000
Subject: [ic7000] Re: Authentic hype or hoax ?




OK.. my sources are not so direct as ICOM Japan, but I trust them
fully.

Yesterday I was talking about it and prices, I was told that it will
be placed just in the middle of 706 and 7400. That means it will be
25% more expensive than 706 (continuing to be produced) and the 7400
will be 25% more expensive than 7000.

This is exactly what I was told, as it was not "from ICOM" of course
you can take it or leave it. I believe it.

All this has meant price reajustment, in the 706 and 7400, and this
is just good for us.

The 706 is now very very competive in price/performance, if you are
not going to buy further options. And the 7400 a very good performer
at the prices today.

I am some kind of compulsive buyer, and even if they tell me that the
706 will be continued, I am thinking seriously to get one, it is a
very experienced rig, and all teething problems have been resolved.
The only problem I see it is the price of extra filters. If all this
is true a 706 plus 2 filters will be in the price range of 7400 or
above. And by now we (Hams) know ALL about its insides.

I have a 7400 and the IF DSP is wonderfull, I am not sure the 7000
will have TV, but IF-DSP, for sure.

So if I convince the wife.. shall I buy now a 706, just in case?. And
the 7000 when it comes out, to have state of the art?.

In this case shall I keep the 7400?. Last answer it is "yes" nice
rig, nice tuner.

By the way if all above is true, the 7000 plus an ICOM auto tuner
will cost MORE than a 7400, so it will not make sense for a fixed
rig, to buy a 7000. And think about the heat in that small rig.

By the way Ed, did you get one?. I did once with a Yamaha music
instrument. I visited Yamaha, and suddenly I saw it. ¿what is that?.
It was going to be released in the next week, in a german fair, but I
managed to buy one, with 2 conditions, not to tell anybody until the
fair (not a big deal it was just 7 days later) and to report it to
Yamaha Spain at my arrival, as it was a 100V instrument. Very
efficient, the people in Yamaha Spain were surprised getting a PS for
something they did not know about. All went smooth. That instrument
was breaking at that time, it is still in use after 14 years.

I think all this could be possible because japanese are very pleased
when you recognize their good work, AND they have some inability o at
least high difficulty to say "NO" in your nose, they go around and
around, but saying "NO" is terrible for them. I should not have asked
to get it. But once you ask... THEY have a problem.

73's
Javier EA4CWY

--- In ic7000@yahoogroups.com, aidehua@a... wrote:
After yesterday`s visit to Icom Japan, I confirmed that the IC-7000
will be released at Dayton this year.....Don`t want to reveal too
much, as I promised I would not....

73,
Ed NI6S






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