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Postby KC9ECI » Thu Sep 29, 2005 7:06 pm

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Postby N5RLR » Thu Sep 29, 2005 8:56 pm

WTF is RD0, what does it do in the circuit, and what makes it so special that they have to get a Japanese part? What, there's no Chinese/Singapore/Hong Kong equivalent? :OSS:
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Postby KC9ECI » Thu Sep 29, 2005 9:09 pm

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Postby KC9ECI » Fri Sep 30, 2005 3:10 pm

No, the 703+ is the current model, the 703 has been discontinued. You'd think they'd just say the hell with it and send me a + just to keep a customer. Ah well....I always wanted a Yeasu or another Kenwood anyway.
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N3JFW 4:29 pm
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(nameless ham) 4:30 pm
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N3JFW 4:30 pm
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Postby n3jfw » Sun Oct 02, 2005 10:13 pm

well poop on a stick!

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Postby N5RLR » Tue Oct 04, 2005 10:08 pm

Hmm...and here I was considering an Icom for the mobile once I get a little more *ahem* financially solvent.

Well, back to the drawing board. :ham:
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Postby mancow » Wed Oct 05, 2005 7:37 am

That guy could never work for Motorola!

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Postby w8znx » Sat Sep 16, 2006 1:40 pm

when it works
the IC-703 it's not a bad little rig
nothing to write home about
receiver is not so hot, but useable
( rec specs are better than the IC-706 )
small and easy to take along when traveling

bought a re pack IC-703, not IC-703+

WARNING WARNING

WHEN YOU BUY A ICOM REPACK
YOU DO NOT GET A ICOM WARRANTY

you get 30 day warranty from retailer
found this out after rig died 2nd time

did not work, when i bought it from retailer
would not receive above am broadcast band
would not transmit at all
some thing screwed up with band pass filter switching

shipped it back
got it back

still did not work, had not fixed the prob
had to ship it back agn

now have running rig
have some fun with it
take it camp cruise sailing in Canada
sail all day camp on shore during night
throw antenna in tree and play radio
in middle of nowhere

works great

three months later
intermitent receive
no transmit

its a repack to start with
so this rig has been back to the shop

once for the repack
twice when it first got it
and once more when it died agn

so four times to the shop
as of 16 sep 2006
its still in the shop
has been for over 7 months

abt 400 bucks for the rig
100 more for dsp
6 bucks for handle
125 bucks for cw filter
all the shiping say 70 bucks

so $700 in to a radio
that has spent most of its life in the shop

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