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IC-7300 HF/50/70MHz Firmware Update (MAIN Ver.1.14 & FPGA Ver.1.13)

Icom IC-7300 Firmware Update Version 1.14 Update 5/10/2016. The firmware will be updated to the following versions: Main CPU: 1.14 Front CPU: 1.01 – DSP Program: 1.07 – DSP Data: 1.00 – FPGA: 1.13 – This new firmware has been designed to provide several improvements and resolved issues (Icom Inc.)

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Before you install the firmware, download the Icom installation guide and read the official instructions first! – [Note !] Never turn OFF the transceiver power during the update. – Thoroughly read Section 15 (Updating The Firmware) of the “FULL MANUAL” before starting the update. (!!…peccato che nei “Basic Manual” in lingua, la Sez. 15 non sia stata riportata tradotta e quindi si trova solo in inglese! …)

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Icom improvements Found in IC-7300 Firmware Update (Ver.1.14)
• Spurious signals in the fixed mode spectrum scope screen have been reduced.
• Flickering of the spectrum scope screen has been reduced.
• Accuracy of the spectrum scope in CW mode has been improved.
• Frequency response near the edges of the spectrum scope has been improved.
Other resolved issues
• “CI-V USB →REMOTE Transceiver Address” setting problem has been corrected.
• Unnecessary OVF indication at the end of a transmission has been corrected.

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Link to: Download the IC-7300 latest firmware from the Icom Inc.

[Note] – Detailed specifications: please see the official sources – All specifications are subject to change without notice – All trademarks belong to their respective holders.- This page is just a non-official overview, where no one should draw any conclusions – All images and versions above is for illustration only. – (tnx)

Dayton Hamvention 2016 New HT D-STAR – Elecraft KX2 – DV4mobile – FT-891

Dayton Hamvention®, the world’s largest amateur radio gathering, celebrate its 61st show on May 20-22, 2016.

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YAESU FTdx-100 SSB/CW 120W (50 AM) HF Vintage Transceiver (1967)
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Tactical – Pro2 Speaker Rack 4US Shallow and 4UD Deep

Tactical – iPortable Pro2 Speaker Rack Systems are the best functional design for portable communications and fieldwork.

Dayton Hamvention 2016 News:  JVCKewood Coming Soon an HT with APRS Digital DV D-STAR Transceiver – Tribander 144/220/430 MHz, Builtin GPS unit and Color TFT Display.

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Kenwood USA Corporation (HT prototipo/tentative)- The evolved tribander Main features:   Wide band multi mode RX with SSB/CW reception with IF filter – DSP-based voice processing – APRS-compliance – DIGITAL compliant with voice/digital mode D-STAR networks – Compliant with Bluethooth and Micro SD and Micro-USB – Built-in high-performance GPS unit – IP54/55 Weatherproof – Color TFT Display (transflective type). (! See official data & news)

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The Elecraft booth at Hamvention 2016 display the new KX2 HF radio, an ultra-portable transceiver with a fit in your pocket size (13 oz / 0.3 Kg!) Operate on 80 -10 meter ham bands – All modes: SSB, CW, and Data PSK31/RTTY with or without a PC (four sub-modes) – The KX2 Size: 2.8”H x 5.8”W x 1.5”D; only 13 oz (0,3 kg).

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Quick Specs – Up to 10 W on 80-15 m, 8 W on 12 and 10 m (typ.) – Software-defined-radio (SDR) architecture – Switchable preamp and attenuator – Easy-to-use Passband Tuning (PBT) for shift/width/hicut/locut; Roofing filters automatically track DSP filter settings – Simultaneous dual receive over up to +/- 23 kHz for split-DX operation – (Internal wide-range ATU option).

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Dayton Hamvention 2016 – New DV4mobile Tribander 144/220/430 MHz all mode DMR, D-Star, C4FM (System Fusion) disponibile entro Q4 2016, al 2017 sviluppi software prevedono anche per i modi digitali P25, dPMR, NXDN e NEXEDGE.

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The new DV4 mobile for D-Star, C4FM, DMR (It will transmit all mode, it can be link directly to a Reflector like a DV4home when there’s no available repeater). – With subsequent software updates 2017, the radio will also support P25, dPMR, NXDN and NEXEDGE.

Yaesu USA Booth display the new FT-891 HF/50MHz Transceiver (is an FT-857 style replacement!)  FT-891 FCC ID: K6620651X50 of 24 Mar. 2016 – Mobile HF/50MHz Transceiver 100 W  160 – 6m all mode – 32-Bit IF DSP – Detachable Display.

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Frequency Range Tx: 1.8 – 54 MHz (Amateur bands only) Rx: 30 kHz – 56 MHz – Receiver type: SSB/CW/AM Triple-conversion Superheterodyne, 1st IF 69.450 MHz, 2nd 450 kHz, 3rd 24 kHz (FM: Duble conversion)  3 kHz Roofing filter – Weight: 1.9 kg (4.18 lb).

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Icom IC-7300 – Ein kleiner Clip von mir mit der Remote Software RS-BA1 verbunden mit dem IC7300 – video 19/5/2016  by PA5HR.

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Link to: Video di Bert con il remote software RS-BA1 e IC-7300

[Note] – Detailed specifications: please see the official sources – All specifications are subject to change without notice – All trademarks belong to their respective holders.- This page is just a non-official overview, where no one should draw any conclusions – All images and versions above is for illustration only. – (tnx)

IC-7300 FCC ID AFL376500 – The First Impressions & Video by AB4BJ Blog

IC-7300 RF Direct Sampling System is being used in an entry level HF 50MHz (70MHz EU) radio – This device has been approved by the F.C.C. on 24 February 2016 – FCC ID AFJ376500 (Federal Communications Commission)
The IC-7300 Basic and Full Manual in English is now downloadable, along with only Basic Manuals in German/Spanish/French/Italian.

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IC-7300 Universal Radio List Price $1699.95 Your Price $1499.95

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LInk to: Icom Inc. World Support Download Manuals (ENG)

IC_7300 the firts impressions of the new Icom HF/50MHz direct sampling transceiver – Report and video from Orlando Hamcation on February 13, 2016 by AB4BJ  – Icom USA had a demonstration model on display that was shipped from Japan just for this show.  As far as know, it’s the one and only IC-7300 on display in the USA at this time. – Read more, see the video and link to ab4bj blog below…

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One of the great features of this radio is the big real-time spectrum scope with waterfall.  It also has a great  real-time audio scope. Tanks to AB4BJ of test out the IC-7300 on February 13, 2016 during Orlando Hamcation, thanks to Ray Novak, N9JA and Will Jourdain, KI4VXF of Icom America.

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Following are the short videos made in YouTube by AB4BJ Blog Home-page an Extra Class Amateur Radio operator in Calhoun, Georgia,  we took as we listened to the radio and worked through some of its many features and functions. (! tanks AB4BJ)
[Note]  The radio is expected to be in production and available for sale by the end of March, 2016.

Video by AB4BJ Icom IC-7300 First Impressions, part III -Feb. 2016

Vedo by AB4BJ Icom IC-7300 First Impressions, part IV -Feb 2016

Per una più completa lettura dell’interessante articolo scritto da AB4BJ sul suo Blog e per visionare tutti e quattro i video da lui pubblicati su YouTube e da poco inseriti nella sua pagina web, si può utilizzare anche questo link direttamente >> AB4BJ Blog

 [Note] – Detailed specifications: please see the official sources – All specifications are subject to change without notice – All trademarks belong to their respective holders.- This page is just a non-official overview, where no one should draw any conclusions – All images and versions above is for illustration only. – (tnx)

IC-7300 Coming Soon – ICOM announced the price in Jp 139,800円+税

IC-7300 RF Direct Sampling system HF/50MHz Transceiver Coming Soon, available in the early 2016* – Icom Inc. announced the price in Japan: 139,800円+税 (JPY + Tax). -News release 2015/12/7: Icom* shipping the IC-7300 within 40 days from this release date in Japanese market! (..link below) –Updated news, picitures, link to new catalog (Jpn) & latest Icom video, …see below (….18/12/2015)

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Icom IC-7300 「FPGA」最強のコンパクト HF トランシーバー IC-7300 a “FPGA” most powerful compact HF transceiver.
RMDR (tipico: 97dB a 1kHz detuning frequenza di ricezione: 14.2 MHz, MODO: CW, IF BW: 500Hz)

Display color TFT LCD 4.3 inches of the IC-7300 is compatible with touch operation. Frequency and mode of course, you can set the various items such as filters speedily.

italianoIcon Inc. ha annunciato il prezzo del IC-7300, un Ricetrasmettitore a campionamento diretto in RF con FPGA,  che in Giappone sarà pari a 139.800 Yen +Tasse. – Icom* scrive che a 40 giorni dal comunicato inizierà le spedizioni per il mercato domestico in Giappone. – Più avanti anche per gli altri paesi.

Link to: download the new catolg PDF (Jp) by Icom Inc Japan
Link to: scarica il PDF in Italiano di Marcucci Spa (IT Importer)

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The IC-7300 HF/6m, 100W output on all bands – (for EU version: HF/6m/4m (50W on 4m)) – Modes: SSB (J3E), CW (A1A), RTTY (F1B), AM (A3E), FM (F3E) – Direct-sampling SDR (software-defined radio) receiver architecture Receiver signal path: RF BPF – ADC – FPGA – IF-DSP – DAC – AF stage. –  Digital up-conversion (DUC) transmitter architecture using FPGA driving DAC.

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IC-7300 the frequency change on touch-screen (1, ready, 2 QSY ok) touch in the vicinity of the target signal, you can still move the frequency in two touches ! (clik the pic to enlarge)
IC-7300 目的信号付近にタッチするこどで拡大表示、さらにタッチするこどで周波数を移動するこ­とができます。

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IC-7300 utilizes the RF direct sampling system – This technology is seen in Software Defined Radios and other radio equipment. – RF signals are mostly processed through the FPGA (Field-Programmable Gate Array), making it possible to eliminate physical mixer and filter devices and offer a high performance real-time spectrum scope in a compact body.

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[Note] – Detailed specifications: please see the official sources – All specifications are subject to change without notice – All trademarks belong to their respective holders.- This page is just a non-official overview, where no one should draw any conclusions – All images and versions above is for illustration only. (tnx)

Icom IC-7300 RF Direct Sampling Radio HF/6m – IC-7300でHFの扉を開こう

Icom IC-7300 is Boorn at Tokyo 2015!「IC-7300でHFの扉を開こう」it adopts the RF Direct Sampling System – Instead of the “conventional” superheterodyne system, Icom utilizes the RF Direct Sampling System – From the brochure, the Phase Noise at 2 kHz offset is -130 dBc/Hz this equates about to 103 dB RMDR. – (dati interessanti e prospettive, da verificare !)-

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The detection-channel filters in the DSP are continuously variable from 50 to 3600 Hz (50 Hz to 10 kHz for AM) and 3 user-configurable selections are provided (like FIL1-2-3)  Download Brochure  in <EN> and <JP> and <IT> link below.

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The IC-7300 has Twin PBT controls (traditional konobs!), Icom That equates uses the same libraries of the current Icom IF-DSP (…at least it would seem so)

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This tecnology is seen in SDR (Software Defined Radio) see the block-diagram below. The RF signals path: BPF > A/D Convertr > mostly processed through the FPGA (Field-Programmable Gate Array) have large resources (built-in)  to implement complex digital computations. (eliminate physical mixer and filter devices)  > DSP Unit > D/A Converter > AF .

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IC-7300 HF/50MHz Transceiver HF/6m 100W (EU ver. HF/6m/ 100W and 4m 50W) all modes –  Real-time and “serious” .. Spectrum Scope with Waterfall funcion provides top performance in resolution (1 dot) sweep speed and dynamich range (Span width 5kHz – 1000kHz) –

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Large 4.3 inch Touch Screen color TFT LDC user-frienddly interface provides intuitive operation and touch screen for changing frequency! (1st touch >enlarger frame > 2tn touch .. ok QSY.. see pictures enahanced by radiocronache from hamlife.jp video)

Link to: Scarica la brochure IC-7300 Italiano – Marcucci Spa
Link to: Download the IC-7300 leaflet by Icom UK in ENG
Link to: Download the IC-7300 Brochure (Japanese) – pdf

The FT-991 is an traditional superheterodine quad-bands! The  new IC-7300 adopt the latest  RF direct sampling method (BPF >A/D >FPGA >DSP >D/A – see the Icom block-diagram below) and it is equipped with a high-performance real-time band scope and waterfall on large color TFT touch-screen display!

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IC-7300 Spectrum Scope (mini and max waterfall) Span 5kHz to 1000kHz Touch-screen

Q/A at Ham Fair presentation Q1: What FPGA are you using? Xilinx or Altera? A engineer: Cannot tell // Q2: What is the A/D converter and what is its sampling frequency? A engineer: ICOM is still investigating a couple of candidates. The A/D converter sampling frequency is 122MHz.  (source: TOHOKU2008 ) (ADC’s …e.g. LTC2208 or 2209)

According to the engineer at the presentation, ICOM will start shipping IC-7300 by the end of 2015. The target price is under 150,000 JPY

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 Icom ha presentato oggi (22/8/15) alla Fiera di Tokyo il nuovo IC-7300 con display TFT a touch screen e radio con nuova architettura a campionamento diretto, tipo SDR ed è il primo apparato della Icom (..interessante le  Broshure’ in Jp e ora ENG (Icom Uk) link below !)

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本日二回目のとなる「IC-7300でHFの扉を開こう」も大盛況!明日もよろしくお願い致します!Ham Fair Tokyo 2015

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アマチュア無線機初「RFダイレクト・サンプリング方式」を採用 – (traslate!!) amateur radio’s first to adopt the “RF direct sampling method” BPF >A/D >FPGA >DSP >D/A standalone (as the main amateur radio equipment manufacturer) see the Icom block-diagram below –

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Equipped with a large color TFT liquid crystal display that corresponds to the touch panel and QSY operations.

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IC-7300 equipped with high-performance real-time scope with a practical skills – a new Icom “compact HF/50MHz transceiver to lead the next generation

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[Note] – Detailed specifications: please see the official sources – All specifications are subject to change without notice – All trademarks belong to their respective holders.- This page is just a non-official overview, where no one should draw any conclusions – All images and versions above is for illustration only. (tnx)

Ham Fair Tokyo 2015 JVCKENWOOD – YAESU – ICOM Booth’s Virtual Tour!

Ham fair Tokyo 2915 – a new video from the Icom Booth of the new IC 7300  【ハムフェア2015】アイコム新HFトランシーバーIC-7300を解説  by hamlife.jp (report molto interessante)

Ham Fair Tokyo 2015 JVCKENWOOD Booth【ハムフェア東京2015 JVCケンウッドブース】Video tour by JI1ETUjr 22/8

Ham Fair Tokyo 2015 YAESU Booth【ハムフェア東京2015 ヤエスブース】Video tour by JI1ETUjr 22/8/2015

Ham Fair Tokyo 2015 ICOM Booth【ハムフェア東京2015 アイコムブース】Video tour by JI1ETUjr 22/8/2015 (The new Model IC-7300 & another main exhibition is IC-7851)

[Note] – Detailed specifications: please see the official sources – All specifications are subject to change without notice – All trademarks belong to their respective holders.- This page is just a non-official overview, where no one should draw any conclusions – All images and versions above is for illustration only. (tnx)