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Re: IC-7000 Tutorial

Augusto
 

Michael W1RC/VE2XL,
Thanks for info on the K6OU FT-857D tutorial! (also good for 817)
I have both FT-857D (FT-817 too) , and IC-7000
73 44 Augusto I2JJR

Il 13/11/2021 13:24, Mister Mike ha scritto:

Thanks Chas et al.  BTW I found your operating guide and it is of great assistance.  It is an excellent start to what I envision.

The YOUTUBE videos are very useful but I believe a written document is the best way to go because the reader can go through it at his or her own pace and refer back when necessary..

Roger, K6OU, has written an excellent tutorial for the Yaesu FT-857D, another complex menu-driven marvel.  This Quick Guide to Operating the Yaesu FT-857D uses a series of five graduated exercises to introduce new users to operating the radio, its controls, and builds up confidence with the rig.

I am by no means an expert on the IC-7000.  I have three of them; one in each of my vehicles (2010 Ford Crown Victoria Police Interceptor and 2001 Mazda Miata) and a spare.  Many of the features are lost on me.  I simply don’t use things like VOX which I hate and more.  I would be willing to collaborate with one or two others who are more intimately familiar with the IC-7000 than I to write a similar tutorial with graduated exercises.  I would use Roger’s work as a template and adapt it for the 7000.  

Anyone interested? My direct email is w1rc@....

73,

Michael, W1RC/VE2XL



Re: IC-7000 Tutorial

Mister Mike
 

Thanks Chas et al.  BTW I found your operating guide and it is of great assistance.  It is an excellent start to what I envision.

The YOUTUBE videos are very useful but I believe a written document is the best way to go because the reader can go through it at his or her own pace and refer back when necessary..

Roger, K6OU, has written an excellent tutorial for the Yaesu FT-857D, another complex menu-driven marvel.  This Quick Guide to Operating the Yaesu FT-857D uses a series of five graduated exercises to introduce new users to operating the radio, its controls, and builds up confidence with the rig.

I am by no means an expert on the IC-7000.  I have three of them; one in each of my vehicles (2010 Ford Crown Victoria Police Interceptor and 2001 Mazda Miata) and a spare.  Many of the features are lost on me.  I simply don’t use things like VOX which I hate and more.  I would be willing to collaborate with one or two others who are more intimately familiar with the IC-7000 than I to write a similar tutorial with graduated exercises.  I would use Roger’s work as a template and adapt it for the 7000.  

Anyone interested? My direct email is w1rc@....

73,

Michael, W1RC/VE2XL


Re: IC-7000 Tutorial

Charles & Sandra Cohen <cpcohen1945@...>
 

FWIW -- 

(a) He's not the only person having trouble -- this thread, from 12 years ago, shows that:


(b) There are lots of YouTube videos on the IC-7000.  Most of them are on specific topics, and I haven't searched for a general overview.

(c)  The Nifty Guides, IMHO, are very good.  They're "task-oriented", which is easier for a novice (and he's a novice, on the IC-7000) to grasp.   My club has run Field Days using the IC-7000, and they were very useful for inexperienced ops.

(d)  The thing I found most useful was to use Chapter 20 in the manual -- the 2-page "Menu Guide".  Copy the pages, laminate them, keep them always on the operating desk.

The "Menu Guides" have some unusual conventions, but once you understand those, they give you clear instructions about how to get from where you are (in the menu system), to where you need to go, to do what you want to do.

The key, for your friend, is to understand that almost all the knobs and buttons he's used to, have been replaced by either:

. . . a location in the menu system that specifies what you want to change, 
. . . . .  and a knob or button that adjusts that setting.

The front panel is small, and just about every button and knob is "overloaded" -- it does more than one thing, and _what_ it does depends on the state of the radio, and (in particular) on where, in the menu system, it happens to be.

. . . It's all "logical", but there's a lot to learn, before you can dispense with the "Menu Guide".

I sympathize with him.  My 76-year-old brain is finding it harder and harder to learn stuff like that.  But it's the future -- a "one-knob-per-function" rig, with the IC-7000's capability, would have a _really_ big front panel.  Which brings up another approach:

(e) I asked a question about "one-knob-per-function" interfaces on eHam.net, and received many suggestions that read:

. . . "Use Ham Radio Deluxe for rig control -- that way, the rig's control panel is as big as your computer screen!"

I never tried that (too old, maybe) -- but your friend might find it a good answer to his problem.  No knobs and buttons, just mouse movements, and clicks.  And a display big enough to use meaningful names for different functions, instead of Icom's shorthand.

Good luck, and if something works, let us know about it.

.       Charles / va7cpc




Re: IC-7000 Tutorial

Peter Cleall
 

The ic7000 is the  only transceiver I own, I have used it for 12 years. I only have the original handbook which is too complex to use, and the nifty book which is regularly used as it usually leads me to the right area for a solution.

The most useful function of the transceiver is the factory reset. When you think you may have set things up wrong or have lost your way , this will bring you back to a basic operating system for all modes. If you keep a log of your changed settings you can quickly restore you own setting s after a factory reset.

Peter. G8afn 


On Fri, 12 Nov 2021 at 13:43, Mister Mike <w1rc@...> wrote:
Does anyone know of a tutorial for the IC-7000?  I am specifically looking for a learning course with structured lessons to teach an “old school” ham who is used to operating “boatanchors” how to use this radio.

A friend who is a fifty year amateur finally took the plunge and picked up an IC-7000 but finds operating it “overwhelming”.  I know the feeling.  It took me a long time to learn how to use the menu system.  I already suggested he pick up the Nifty Guide but it is, IMHO, more of an “aide memoire” than an actual tutorial.

73,

Michael, W1RC





Re: IC-7000 Tutorial

Winston Smith
 

I don't know about a tutorial, but here's a FAQ that might help.


Re: IC-7000 Tutorial

Ken N6PCD <n6pcd1@...>
 

Hello Michael,

This YouTube video may help your friend:

https://youtu.be/BYREdCNAGX8

--
All the best,
Ken N6PCD


Re: IC-7000 Tutorial

hrd998cc
 

Michael.  I had the same issue in 2004 when I purchased an Icom 706MkIIG.  Being a previous boatanchor ham, I was unable to use the 706 and had to have another ham walk me through the basics. 
I just did a search on Youtube and found "IC-7000 - A Brief Look"  which goes through some of the menus.  It may be slightly too advanced for a ham new to the modern radio; however, I actually picked up on a few new things.  I am new to my 7000 as well.

There are a few more IC-7000 videos there, but as we should know, Youtube videos may be excellent, mediocre or even questionable, so mileage will vary! ;-)

Best 73,
Russ
KW6T



On Friday, November 12, 2021, 05:41:05 AM PST, Mister Mike <w1rc@...> wrote:


Does anyone know of a tutorial for the IC-7000?  I am specifically looking for a learning course with structured lessons to teach an “old school” ham who is used to operating “boatanchors” how to use this radio.

A friend who is a fifty year amateur finally took the plunge and picked up an IC-7000 but finds operating it “overwhelming”.  I know the feeling.  It took me a long time to learn how to use the menu system.  I already suggested he pick up the Nifty Guide but it is, IMHO, more of an “aide memoire” than an actual tutorial.

73,

Michael, W1RC





IC-7000 Tutorial

Prabhu
 

Dear friends,
If any one need icom ic7000 display brand new condition ,I have three numbers , price 75usd plus shipping,

Regards

Prabhu


On Friday, 12 November 2021, Mister Mike <w1rc@...> wrote:
> Does anyone know of a tutorial for the IC-7000?  I am specifically looking for a learning course with structured lessons to teach an “old school” ham who is used to operating “boatanchors” how to use this radio.
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> A friend who is a fifty year amateur finally took the plunge and picked up an IC-7000 but finds operating it “overwhelming”.  I know the feeling.  It took me a long time to learn how to use the menu system.  I already suggested he pick up the Nifty Guide but it is, IMHO, more of an “aide memoire” than an actual tutorial.
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> 73,
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> Michael, W1RC
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IC-7000 Tutorial

Mister Mike
 

Does anyone know of a tutorial for the IC-7000? I am specifically looking for a learning course with structured lessons to teach an “old school” ham who is used to operating “boatanchors” how to use this radio.

A friend who is a fifty year amateur finally took the plunge and picked up an IC-7000 but finds operating it “overwhelming”. I know the feeling. It took me a long time to learn how to use the menu system. I already suggested he pick up the Nifty Guide but it is, IMHO, more of an “aide memoire” than an actual tutorial.

73,

Michael, W1RC


Re: Scaning display color

R. Bud O'Connor
 

Bob

 

I believe the Blue is historical and green is Peak.

 

Bud

 

Sent from Mail for Windows

 

From: Bob Hoffmann, K4CQO
Sent: Wednesday, November 10, 2021 11:32 AM
To: ic7000@groups.io
Subject: [ic7000] Scaning display color

 

On my 7000, I have the black background, and the scan bar on the bottom is usually a green bargraph. However, when I use my external RF noise canceller (the internal noise cancelling is turned off) the scan bargraph color is blue. 

Does anybody know what the blue versus green color means?

 


Scaning display color

Bob Hoffmann, K4CQO
 

On my 7000, I have the black background, and the scan bar on the bottom is usually a green bargraph. However, when I use my external RF noise canceller (the internal noise cancelling is turned off) the scan bargraph color is blue. 

Does anybody know what the blue versus green color means?


Re: Need to get a separation cable for cheap

Jordan NØUUU
 

Hey Micheal, Thanks for the info!

- Jordan N0UUU


On Sun, Nov 7, 2021 at 5:28 PM Michael via groups.io <k2mpw=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
If you want to see what the Cat6 cable connection looks like, I did a video on it a while ago and posted it to youtube here... 
DM5AL remote head interface for the ICOM IC7000
I bought the kit.... I'm not associated with the supplier...

73
Michael K2MPW 




On Fri, Nov 5, 2021 at 10:19 PM, Jordan NØUUU
Oh, wow. In that case, I don't think I'll directly modify this cable. I'll likely trade/sell it sometime this coming month.
I still want to see if I could DIY this cable though, so if anybody has any tips I'd love to hear them!

N0UUU

On Fri, Nov 5, 2021 at 7:30 PM Paul Hansen <pwhansen@...> wrote:

You have the cable for a 706. They sell for outrageous prices too.

 

Thank You

 

Paul W. Hansen, W6XA

Amateur Radio Service

2134 Carthage Road

Tucker, GA 30084

(864) 222-3539

www.amateurradioservice.com

 

From: ic7000@groups.io [mailto:ic7000@groups.io] On Behalf Of Jordan NØUUU
Sent: Friday, November 5, 2021 18:05
To: ic7000@groups.io
Subject: [ic7000] Need to get a separation cable for cheap

 

[Edited Message Follows]

Hello,

I am in the works of building a mobile setup and I have hit a roadblock, I have a separation cable I got from an estate sale which only has 8 pins, it's not the right cable and the right cable sells on ebay for prices around $100 and up, which seems absurd for a 10 pin pogo cable. Does anybody know if there's any DIY cables out there I can acquire parts for and make myself? I'd like to stay under $40 for this and I'd rather just use the radio head on the radio if the case there's no economically friendly way. I've also attached a picture of the cable I have just to make sure I'm not looking at it the wrong way.


Re: Need to get a separation cable for cheap

Michael <k2mpw@...>
 

If you want to see what the Cat6 cable connection looks like, I did a video on it a while ago and posted it to youtube here... 
DM5AL remote head interface for the ICOM IC7000
I bought the kit.... I'm not associated with the supplier...

73
Michael K2MPW 




On Fri, Nov 5, 2021 at 10:19 PM, Jordan NØUUU
<jordan32710@...> wrote:
Oh, wow. In that case, I don't think I'll directly modify this cable. I'll likely trade/sell it sometime this coming month.
I still want to see if I could DIY this cable though, so if anybody has any tips I'd love to hear them!

N0UUU

On Fri, Nov 5, 2021 at 7:30 PM Paul Hansen <pwhansen@...> wrote:

You have the cable for a 706. They sell for outrageous prices too.

 

Thank You

 

Paul W. Hansen, W6XA

Amateur Radio Service

2134 Carthage Road

Tucker, GA 30084

(864) 222-3539

www.amateurradioservice.com

 

From: ic7000@groups.io [mailto:ic7000@groups.io] On Behalf Of Jordan NØUUU
Sent: Friday, November 5, 2021 18:05
To: ic7000@groups.io
Subject: [ic7000] Need to get a separation cable for cheap

 

[Edited Message Follows]

Hello,

I am in the works of building a mobile setup and I have hit a roadblock, I have a separation cable I got from an estate sale which only has 8 pins, it's not the right cable and the right cable sells on ebay for prices around $100 and up, which seems absurd for a 10 pin pogo cable. Does anybody know if there's any DIY cables out there I can acquire parts for and make myself? I'd like to stay under $40 for this and I'd rather just use the radio head on the radio if the case there's no economically friendly way. I've also attached a picture of the cable I have just to make sure I'm not looking at it the wrong way.


Re: Need to get a separation cable for cheap

David Burt W4OFO
 

Thanks for sharing!  I didn’t know about the updates to his project. 

73,

David
W4OFO 

On Nov 6, 2021, at 12:37 PM, DH1KLM <dh1klm@...> wrote:

The mentioned guy is Dimitrii DM5AL.
I have bought a 7000 HDMI kit some time ago.
In the meantime he changed form HDMI to RJ45.
So it is possible to sie CAT6 network cables.
Have a Look at www.dm5al.de.


Re: Need to get a separation cable for cheap

DH1KLM
 

The mentioned guy is Dimitrii DM5AL.
I have bought a 7000 HDMI kit some time ago.
In the meantime he changed form HDMI to RJ45.
So it is possible to sie CAT6 network cables.
Have a Look at www.dm5al.de.


Re: Need to get a separation cable for cheap

 

There was a German who sold an interface that used a HDMI cable between the head and body and I think that there is another that uses an adapter to a CAT-6 cable out now, but you will have to search the depth of the internet to find them. I think that the German source has quit making them now.
All in all I think you will have to pay the price to get one.
I had some that I sold when I sold the last of three IC-7000s
I currently have an IC-7100 to replace it.
I sold them because there are some parts that are no longer available ( as is the case more and more).
I do miss the colorful display! If Icom just made an IC-7150 with color!


Re: Need to get a separation cable for cheap

David Burt W4OFO
 

Hi!

Do you have a 3D printer?  If not you can get these printed at a place like shapeways.com. The summary section has where to get the pins. I’m not sure of the total cost. 


There is a guy in Germany that made some small PCB boards that worked on both ends and used a mini HDMI cable, but no longer has them listed on eBay.  Here is a link to his eBay seller page if you would like to contact him. Again, I don’t remember the cost. 


73,

David
W4OFO

On Nov 5, 2021, at 10:19 PM, Jordan NØUUU <jordan32710@...> wrote:


Oh, wow. In that case, I don't think I'll directly modify this cable. I'll likely trade/sell it sometime this coming month.
I still want to see if I could DIY this cable though, so if anybody has any tips I'd love to hear them!

N0UUU

On Fri, Nov 5, 2021 at 7:30 PM Paul Hansen <pwhansen@...> wrote:

You have the cable for a 706. They sell for outrageous prices too.

 

Thank You

 

Paul W. Hansen, W6XA

Amateur Radio Service

2134 Carthage Road

Tucker, GA 30084

(864) 222-3539

www.amateurradioservice.com

 

From: ic7000@groups.io [mailto:ic7000@groups.io] On Behalf Of Jordan NØUUU
Sent: Friday, November 5, 2021 18:05
To: ic7000@groups.io
Subject: [ic7000] Need to get a separation cable for cheap

 

[Edited Message Follows]

Hello,

I am in the works of building a mobile setup and I have hit a roadblock, I have a separation cable I got from an estate sale which only has 8 pins, it's not the right cable and the right cable sells on ebay for prices around $100 and up, which seems absurd for a 10 pin pogo cable. Does anybody know if there's any DIY cables out there I can acquire parts for and make myself? I'd like to stay under $40 for this and I'd rather just use the radio head on the radio if the case there's no economically friendly way. I've also attached a picture of the cable I have just to make sure I'm not looking at it the wrong way.


Re: Need to get a separation cable for cheap

Jordan NØUUU
 

Oh, wow. In that case, I don't think I'll directly modify this cable. I'll likely trade/sell it sometime this coming month.
I still want to see if I could DIY this cable though, so if anybody has any tips I'd love to hear them!

N0UUU


On Fri, Nov 5, 2021 at 7:30 PM Paul Hansen <pwhansen@...> wrote:

You have the cable for a 706. They sell for outrageous prices too.

 

Thank You

 

Paul W. Hansen, W6XA

Amateur Radio Service

2134 Carthage Road

Tucker, GA 30084

(864) 222-3539

www.amateurradioservice.com

 

From: ic7000@groups.io [mailto:ic7000@groups.io] On Behalf Of Jordan NØUUU
Sent: Friday, November 5, 2021 18:05
To: ic7000@groups.io
Subject: [ic7000] Need to get a separation cable for cheap

 

[Edited Message Follows]

Hello,

I am in the works of building a mobile setup and I have hit a roadblock, I have a separation cable I got from an estate sale which only has 8 pins, it's not the right cable and the right cable sells on ebay for prices around $100 and up, which seems absurd for a 10 pin pogo cable. Does anybody know if there's any DIY cables out there I can acquire parts for and make myself? I'd like to stay under $40 for this and I'd rather just use the radio head on the radio if the case there's no economically friendly way. I've also attached a picture of the cable I have just to make sure I'm not looking at it the wrong way.


Re: Need to get a separation cable for cheap

Paul Hansen
 

You have the cable for a 706. They sell for outrageous prices too.

 

Thank You

 

Paul W. Hansen, W6XA

Amateur Radio Service

2134 Carthage Road

Tucker, GA 30084

(864) 222-3539

www.amateurradioservice.com

 

From: ic7000@groups.io [mailto:ic7000@groups.io] On Behalf Of Jordan NØUUU
Sent: Friday, November 5, 2021 18:05
To: ic7000@groups.io
Subject: [ic7000] Need to get a separation cable for cheap

 

[Edited Message Follows]

Hello,

I am in the works of building a mobile setup and I have hit a roadblock, I have a separation cable I got from an estate sale which only has 8 pins, it's not the right cable and the right cable sells on ebay for prices around $100 and up, which seems absurd for a 10 pin pogo cable. Does anybody know if there's any DIY cables out there I can acquire parts for and make myself? I'd like to stay under $40 for this and I'd rather just use the radio head on the radio if the case there's no economically friendly way. I've also attached a picture of the cable I have just to make sure I'm not looking at it the wrong way.


Need to get a separation cable for cheap

Jordan NØUUU
 
Edited

Hello,

I am in the works of building a mobile setup and I have hit a roadblock, I have a separation cable I got from an estate sale which only has 8 pins, it's not the right cable and the right cable sells on ebay for prices around $100 and up, which seems absurd for a 10 pin pogo cable. Does anybody know if there's any DIY cables out there I can acquire parts for and make myself? I'd like to stay under $40 for this and I'd rather just use the radio head on the radio if the case there's no economically friendly way. I've also attached a picture of the cable I have just to make sure I'm not looking at it the wrong way.

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