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Indeed, it is an excellent radio, especially for the package. And I too am
happy with my selection, after studying several in the class. Well worth
the extra money.
With regards to the heat, yes, it runs pretty warm even without
transmitting. One thing you could always do is reduce power. Cutting
power 50% is only a 3 db reduction, probably not even noticeable, but could
significantly reduce heat. For myself, I consider maximum power as being
available only for occasional need. For instance, I can easily hit the
repeaters with only 5 watts or less, so why use 50? If I were going to be
using max or near max power for extended periods, I would seriously
consider going to an external linear just for this reason (heat). That is
a very small package for that much heat. The whole radio is just about the
size and mass of the heat sink alone on my 100W desktop transceiver. I do
not know how prevalent this is, but I have heard stories of blowing the
finals running full power on 6 meters.
On Sun, Feb 3, 2013 at 11:32 AM, ebs_dakotamade <K0PIR@...> wrote:
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Le 04/02/2013 14:39, Milo Austin a écrit :
With regards to the heat, yes, it runs pretty warm even withoutThe temperature is not high... 33°C on the upper cover (at amb. temp
It is due to the DSP module. The upper cover serves as a radiator...
When you transmit the fan cools the IC7000, even if the power is max
Stop this legend of the warm due to bad analysis !
Here 5000 operating hours ans any problem of warm default.
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