There has been massive interest around the world about the new IC-705 QRP SDR transceiver since a concept model was shown at the Tokyo Hamfair 2019.
This new portable HF/VHF/UHF has many great features. Some of these are, an SDR platform, internal battery, GPS, Bluetooth and D-STAR, all in a compact and lightweight body. The Icom IC-705 uses the same 4.3″ colour touch screen display as in the IC-7300 and IC-9700 featuring real-time spectrum scope and waterfall display.
We promised to keep you up to date with the latest news about this much anticipated radio. Yesterday Icom put a statement on their website with a projected home market release date of April 2020. At present, we have not had a production schedule for this model for outside of Japan but we expect it follow very soon. We anticipate a price of around £1000.00 excluding VAT, but that is subject to confirmation.
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