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Any news from Dayton??

MKM <starlight04@...>
 

Hi all,

What is happening at dayton? Is Icom displaying the new radio?

Anyone on the list has a friend that they can call & ask to check the Icom booth?

-Best


706 series production

Nick Wall <nwall@...>
 

It seems strange that you are all talking of the end of the 706 series....
Nobody has said that it is to be discountiouned ! Just becasuse one
web site doesnt list it doesnt mean that production has stopped.
Icom has not stopped production of the 706 series ...so stop worrying...


Re: the end of IC-706 saga?

Paul Manuel <k4pdm@...>
 

--- Clint Bradford <clintbrad4d@earthlink.net> wrote:
THERE IS NO "CEASE PRODUCTION DATE" on the '706 at this time.
Clint bradford, K6LCS
Clint,
Thanks for the pricing info. But I would have guessed the 706 had already
ceased production. What is the source of your info? If it is a dealer or
even ICOM America, why should we believe it?
73,
Paul K4PDM



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Re: the end of IC-706 saga?

Clint Bradford <clintbrad4d@...>
 

--- In ic7000@yahoogroups.com, "nicolasc33" <javier_ebay@h...> wrote:
I was looking in http://www.randl.com online search...
On March 1, 2005, Icom America forced all its dealers into a MAP -
Minimum Advertised Pricing - program on the IC-706 (and two HTs).

Legitimate Icom dealers ALL had to advertisze the new $949 price on
the '706 in their ads and Web sites.

R & L is selling the '706 for less than the MAP price. Just call them
and ask.

THERE IS NO "CEASE PRODUCTION DATE" on the '706 at this time.

...and the IC-706-MKIIG it is not for sale...
Just call them and ask.

Clint bradford, K6LCS


Re: the end of IC-706 saga?

nicolasc33 <javier_ebay@...>
 

Yes, here retailers still have the 706, with some price cut (15% below
former price). Usual prices here are at least 30% higher than in USA.

So we have two posibilities a "Dayton special" price of 799.95USD or a
SALE OUT price of 799.95 (includes free RMK706). As maybe this price it
is not the normal price in USA as you suggest 950USD. Here the sale
price it is now 850 Euro, about 1071USD, but usualy due to EU tax, the
price in EU it is higher here than in USD in the US.

My question was simple "we carry full ICOM line, if you dont see it
call" it is not in the online catalog... so.. maybe someone could call
that 800 phone,and tell us.

The PDF full catalog is over 17Mb, very usefull, but not the fastest
way to search for a price.

So going back to my question: The 799,95 price printed in the PDF
catalog, is it a Dayton special, still not in the online catalog, or
is it a clearance sale out price? or both? It is difficult to believe
they removed it by mistake.

If (like in Spain) ICOM distributed a limited number of rigs, and R&L
put that 799.95 price in the web, they may have run short of them, so
they had to remove it from the web, even if still left on the PDF.

Here in Spain ICOM distributed ONLY 30 units at that low price, still
some available, but it is difficult to guess if it is a fixed time sale
promotion or a clearance sale, in any case I was told that ONLY 30
units.

Here in EU we have our "Dayton" in Friedrichshafen (Germany)june 24/26

Of course we are just gessing, this is what this group it is about
untill ICOM tells something. So we follow some clues... but we may be
fully wrong.

IC-746PRO (IC7400 here) had a 25% price cut in april, and I got one for
myself. I did not care for a PRO-II new version. At that price I could
be wrong. I love its DSP

So I am keeping a close eye on the 706. I think it is a superb rig.
With ICOM going full IF-DSP I just would like to see a clearout sale on
filters, that I think they are overpriced. This is the only weak point
I see in the 706. All the references I have about it from ICOM or free
lance repair services, is that it is a good rig (now MKIIG). And it is
the highest seller ever of Ham rigs.

Javier EA4CWY

"Ya`akov N. Miles" <ve7alq@a...> wrote:

Both Ham Radio Outlet http://www.hamradio.com
and Universal Radio http://www.universal-radio.com

still list the ic706mkiig on-line at a cost of about USD$950.
I just finished purchasing my second ic706mkiig in Canada for
CDN$1199 which works out to about the same price, once the
foreign exchange is taken into consideration.


Re: the end of IC-706 saga?

Paul Manuel <k4pdm@...>
 

--- nicolasc33 <javier_ebay@hotmail.com> wrote:
I was looking in http://www.randl.com online search. They claim in
its homepage "We carry the complete Icom amateur line. If you do not
see a product listed here, please call." and the IC-706-MKIIG it is
not for sale, it has got 21 sales references for it, including the
removable head, but the rig itself it is not for sale. If I am right
it has been removed form the online catalog.
I was in the R and L store Saturday and they had one on display. Other US
dealers still sell it.
73,
Paul K4PDM




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Re: Going to Dayton Thursday!

Ed Thierbach <ethierba@...>
 

Also note that ARRL will have computers and a wi-fi hot spot available in their national convention area. So please do post as soon as you find something interesting. I won't get there until Saturday (our club runs a bus day-trip there every year); heaven forbid I should have to wait 2 more days. :-) :-)

73, and have fun at Dayton.
-Ed- AB8OJ

On May 15, 2005, at 9:09 PM, MKM wrote:

Les,

If any new information is available, could you post from Dayton the
same day? Do you have a laptop you can take with you?

Also, many hotels have internet access at their business offices.

Best.


On May 15, 2005, at 5:20 PM, lelandlcox wrote:


I am going to Dayton thursday and will let you know what I can find
out from ICOM!

Maybe they will have something to see or at least talk about!

Les, AA4F

Look for me at the VIBROPLEX Booth!


Re: the end of IC-706 saga?

Ya`akov N. Miles <ve7alq@...>
 

--- In ic7000@yahoogroups.com, "nicolasc33" <javier_ebay@h...> wrote:
I was looking in http://www.randl.com online search. They claim in
its homepage "We carry the complete Icom amateur line. If you do
not
see a product listed here, please call." and the IC-706-MKIIG it is
not for sale, it has got 21 sales references for it, including the
removable head, but the rig itself it is not for sale. If I am
right
it has been removed form the online catalog.
Both Ham Radio Outlet http://www.hamradio.com
and Universal Radio http://www.universal-radio.com

still list the ic706mkiig on-line at a cost of about USD$950.
I just finished purchasing my second ic706mkiig in Canada for
CDN$1199 which works out to about the same price, once the
foreign exchange is taken into consideration.


the end of IC-706 saga?

nicolasc33 <javier_ebay@...>
 

I was looking in http://www.randl.com online search. They claim in
its homepage "We carry the complete Icom amateur line. If you do not
see a product listed here, please call." and the IC-706-MKIIG it is
not for sale, it has got 21 sales references for it, including the
removable head, but the rig itself it is not for sale. If I am right
it has been removed form the online catalog.

It is still listed in their PDF general catalog for 799.95 USD but it
does not come on the online catalog.

Any of you in the US would mind to phone them at 800-221-7735 and
maybe post the reason for the IC-706 removal? maybe the IC-7000?

Major european seller http://www.wimo.de removed last month from its
online catalog the IC-7400 (IC-746PRO) but replaced it after few
days.

Same rumours as for the IC-7000 have circulated about a IC-746PROII,
and both rigs (706 & 746PRO) have had price cuts lately in the
spanish market.

Javier EA4CWY


Re: Going to Dayton Thursday!

MKM <starlight04@...>
 

Les,

If any new information is available, could you post from Dayton the same day? Do you have a laptop you can take with you?

Also, many hotels have internet access at their business offices.

Best.

On May 15, 2005, at 5:20 PM, lelandlcox wrote:

I am going to Dayton thursday and will let you know what I can find
out from ICOM!

Maybe they will have something to see or at least talk about!

Les, AA4F

Look for me at the VIBROPLEX Booth!





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Going to Dayton Thursday!

lelandlcox <lcox107@...>
 

I am going to Dayton thursday and will let you know what I can find
out from ICOM!

Maybe they will have something to see or at least talk about!

Les, AA4F

Look for me at the VIBROPLEX Booth!


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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Fr�n: ic7000@yahoogroups.com [mailto:ic7000@yahoogroups.com] F�r
uuhamfl
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�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




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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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Från: ic7000@yahoogroups.com [mailto:ic7000@yahoogroups.com] För
uuhamfl
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?

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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Fr�n: ic7000@yahoogroups.com [mailto:ic7000@yahoogroups.com] F�r uuhamfl
Skickat: den 1 maj 2005 14:43
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



_____

Från: ic7000@yahoogroups.com [mailto:ic7000@yahoogroups.com] För
uuhamfl
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?

Per Eriksson <sm4xiu@...>
 

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



/Per



_____

Från: ic7000@yahoogroups.com [mailto:ic7000@yahoogroups.com] För uuhamfl
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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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