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Icom IC-9700

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Type:Amateur VHF/UHF transceiver
Frequency range:2 m / 70 cm / 23 cm
Tuning steps:Down to 1 Hz
Frequency stability:0.5 ppm @ -10 to +60C (14 to 140F)
Mode:AM / FM / NFM / SSB / CW / RTTY and DV/DD (D-Star)
Channels / memory management: 99 regular per band with alpha tags
3 scan edge pairs per band
2 call per band
Non-volatile EEPROM storage
Repeater shift / offset:?
Power supply:13.8 VDC 15%
Current drain / power consumption:RX: 1.2 to 1.8 A
TX: Max 18 A
Antenna impedance / connector:50 ohm / One SO-239 and two N-jack
Dimensions (W*H*D):240*94*238 mm (9.45*3.7*9.37")
Weight:4.7 Kg (10.4 lb)
Other features: SDR-technology. Spectrum scope & waterfall. CTCSS/PL. 4.3" TFT touch screen.
Satellite mode. SD-card. CI-V, LAN and USB-connectors. Voice synthesizer.
VOX. Twin RX.

Receiver system: Direct sampling (2 m / 70 cm)
Down conversion direct sampling (23 cm)
IF: 311-371 MHz
Sensitivity: AM: 1 uV (10 dB S/N. Filter=Soft. Preamp on)
FM: 0.18 uV (12 dB SINAD. Filter=Soft. Preamp on)
SSB/CW: 0.11 uV (10 dB S/N. Filter=Soft. Preamp on)
DV: 0.35 uV (1% BER. Filter=Soft. Preamp on)
DV: 1.59 uV (5% BER. Filter=Soft. Preamp on)
Selectivity: AM (BW=6 KHz)
6 KHz (-3 dB)
15 KHz (-60 dB)
FM (BW=15 KHz)
12 KHz (-6 dB)
20 KHz (-60 dB)
SSB (BW=2.4 KHz)
2.4 KHz (-3 dB)
3.6 KHz (-60 dB)
CW (BW=500 Hz)
500 Hz (-3 dB)
700 Hz (-60 dB)
RTTY (BW=500 Hz)
500 Hz (-3 dB)
700 Hz (-60 dB)
DV (12.5 KHz spacing)
-50 dB
DD (300 KHz spacing)
-40 dB
Image rejection: AM/FM/DV: 60 dB (2 m/70 cm), 50 dB (23 cm)
SSB/CW: 70 dB (2 m/70 cm), 50 dB (23 cm)
DD: 50 dB (23 cm)
AF output power / speaker:2 W at 10% distortion / 8 ohm
External speaker connector:Two 3.5 mm, 4-8 ohm

RF output power:

2 m70 cm23 cm
AM:0.12-25 W0.12-18 W0.05-2.5 W
FM/NFM:0.5-100 W0.5-75 W0.1-10 W
SSB (PEP):0.5-100 W0.5-75 W0.1-10 W
CW:0.5-100 W0.5-75 W0.1-10 W
RTTY:0.5-100 W0.5-75 W0.1-10 W
DV/DD:0.5-100 W0.5-75 W0.1-10 W
Modulation system: AM: Digital low power
FM: Digital reactance
SSB: Digital PSN
DV: Digital GMSK
DD: Digital quadrature
Max FM deviation (Factory set):FM: 5 KHz
NFM: 2.5 KHz
Spurious emissions: 2 m: Better than -63 dB
70 cm: Better than -62 dB
23 cm: Better than -53 dB
Microphone impedance / connector:600 ohm / 8-pin (Metal locking ring connector)
Microphone input level:? mV

Manufactured:Japan, 2019-202x
Additional info: New price 2019 in Sweden: SEK 20995:-
New price 2020 in Sweden: SEK 20995:-
Related documents: Basic user manual (15.2 MB)
Advanced manual (24.6 MB)
Service manual (10.3 MB)
CI-V reference (1.9 MB)
Picture TX function (1.6 MB)
MMG3H21NT1 23 cm pre-driver
PD85004 23 cm driver
AFT09MS031NR1 23 cm final
Modifications and fixes:
Reviews:QST: January 2020, page 42
Options / Accessories:
RS-BA1 (V.2)
Programming software
CI-V level converter
Hand microphone with up/down buttons
Mobile mounting bracket
Carrying handle
PC/Android data cable
DC power supply. 13.8 VDC, 25 A
IP remote control software
Remote control application for Android
Compact electret desk microphone
Dynamic desktop microphone with up/down buttons and low cut
External speaker
External speaker
External matching high quality speaker. 7 W
External speaker with two input lines
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