Re: IC7300 UFH Coverage??
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Jerry gave you a lot of words but didn't answer your question.
I also have an Icom IC-7300 that I bought new for this year's upcoming APE season.
It does not cover VHF or UHF.
Were I looking for a previously owned radio, I'd stick with known dealers.
That way, you should have recourse should you not be pleased with the radio.
If you're looking for a radio that has HF & VHF/UHF, that's different. There have been some nice radio's in the past that did that, and if you have patience, you'll be able to find locate one of those through a dealer.
I also have a new Yaesu FT-991A, that is HF, VHF/UHF that I got particularly for its VHF/UHF all mode capability.
Both the Yaesu and Icom are nice radio's. BUT, The Yaesu FT-991a comes with a useless manual, and is the least intuitive radio I've ever owned. It does have a good receiver.
Neither of the 2 radio's are my prime HF radio, but certainly could be if necessary.
From: Jerry N9AVY <n9avy@...>
To: main@070Club.groups.io <main@070Club.groups.io>
Sent: Sat, Jul 3, 2021 9:30 am
Subject: Re: [070Club] IC7300 UFH Coverage??
You should follow the sites with used radio. If they were built in last decade the prices start at $500 and go up.. up.. up. Love the comment on some 20 year old radios 'LIKE NEW"... seems like it's either new or not.
Some folks perception of reality is a bit skewed. Most want local pickup with cash and will not ship. Shipping is important because original packing has been tossed and radios need to be double boxed (remember the Samsonite luggage TV ads with the gorillas ?).
On Saturday, July 3, 2021, 11:15:28 AM CDT, Richard Rohrer <kc3ef@...> wrote:
I know some of the members have IC7300 and I am curious as to which UHF bands they cover?? Since my IC7410 took a lightning hit I have been looking at new radios if the insurance money comes thru. One of the major industrial supply companies has then on their website as UHF base radios at the heft price of $2,500. This confused me, since I thought they were HF/50 radios. Are these some kind of super IC7300 since they are also about twice the going price, hi hi. I also so one for same used as a rare Icom radio for $1500 must be better than the new ones from the ham vendors to cost more.
Just a little humor on rig prices.
Dick - KC3EF
070 - 747