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Posted: 1/23/2022 1:22:44 PM EDT
Just need to figure out a 23cm solution for the 9700 that doesn't involve a 100 ft run of cable.

7300 tuned to the "GD of ham radio"...

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JUST fired up.  7300 has been unplugged for 1 month. iCom really needs to find a better clock battery.  It DID remember my call sign.
Link Posted: 1/23/2022 3:18:27 PM EDT
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Holy carp!   They don’t give those 9700s away.  


I think that sucker is sweet but I would probably pick up an FT991 as a back up HF plus VHF/UHF before that at that price.  


They do look sexy together.   If you turn out the lights and put some mood music on maybe you will get a baby IC705 ora 52A.
Link Posted: 1/23/2022 3:33:14 PM EDT
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Nice looking setup.
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I had mine for over a year before I realized it even has a clock battery. I though the clock was supposed to stop whenever the power was removed.
Meh, no big deal. It's one of those bells, whistles, and coontails I can live without.
Link Posted: 1/23/2022 4:39:15 PM EDT
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Holy carp!   They don’t give those 9700s away.  
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I really want one, but need to sell some stuff to afford one. Need to get a radio fixed so I can sell it... its a vicious cycle. Really wish they had 6m... and 220.

OP put up a horizontal antenna for 2m so that thing can do its thing.
Link Posted: 1/23/2022 4:56:59 PM EDT
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I really want one, but need to sell some stuff to afford one. Need to get a radio fixed so I can sell it... its a vicious cycle. Really wish they had 6m... and 220.

OP put up a horizontal antenna for 2m so that thing can do its thing.
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I hung my J pole in the attic for the 9700 to siphon off of.  I put the blue-sky 33' mast in the back with a compromise comet cha-250 for now.  I figure the local Karens will start tsk-tsk-ing in a week or so.
Link Posted: 1/23/2022 8:15:56 PM EDT
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If you could find one a Big Wheel doesn't really look like an antenna... they're too big to be readily UPSable so don't know where they're for sale anymore.
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