Icom IC-705 International Availability

(Icom Press Release)

Icom Inc. will begin to ship the IC-705, a new all mode portable transceiver covering HF, VHF and UHF, for the Japan domestic market from the middle of June 2020.

Shipments of the IC-705 for international markets will follow the release of the Japan domestic model.

Timing of availability depends on the schedule of type approvals in each region.

For the latest information about the availability in your country, please contact to your authorized dealer in your country.

Icom Inc. is continuing to effect delivery of the IC-705 in the soonest time possible under the current circumstances caused by COVID-19.

We thank you for your patience.

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4 thoughts on “Icom IC-705 International Availability

  1. Ivory Williams

    The following products shipped from our Texas store on (Today) 21-Sep-20: 1 IC-705 -PRIORITY MAIL.
    Latest Firmware v1.12 – 9/18/2020 (support for optional BP-307 battery)
    ALL manuals, firmware /software etc on icomjapan.com

  2. Lou

    I have a feeling the IC-705 is going to be very difficult to purchase here in the US well into early 2021. As Paul mentioned, a delayed type approval certainly doesn’t help. But, add in the manufacturing slowdowns caused by COVID-19 along with how long many of the major dealers here in the US and around the world ran pre-orders and I just don’t see enough being made this year. We’ll see.

  3. Paul Evans

    So, the question now is: are FCC performing type approvals at present? Does anybody know? There haven’t been any announcements about engineering functionality within FCC on their web site. My guess is that they are not.


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