I have a new toy in the shack: the Icom IC-7300.
Last night, a good friend handed over his brand-spanking-new IC-7300 and is allowing me to evaluate it over the next week or so.
The IC-7300 is Icom’s first “entry level” RF, Direct Sampling System HF transceiver.
I’ve only had the IC-7300 on the air for a few minutes, so can’t comment about performance. I can say that it has one of the most intuitive interfaces I’ve seen on a transceiver with so many functions. I also love the spectrum display–small, but large enough to see all of the pertinent information:
It’s a slick machine, indeed!
Time permitting, I plan to post a few audio clips and get reader reactions much like I did for in the portable shoot-out.
I’ll compare the IC-7300 to my Elecraft KX3 and a few SDRs as well. Of course, I’m evaluating this during one of the busiest times in my life, so we’ll see how quickly I progress–!
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