In a few weeks from now, the new Icom IC-9700 will arrive. The local HAMShop gave an estimate of beginning 2019. The Japanese manual is ready, but I’m still waiting for a translated English version. I had some questions about the new rig, but most of theme are answered.
- It does have +12 Volt bias to feed external preamps via coax.
- It is missing PTT out via an RCA connector.
- It seems it does not wide-band receive.
Let’s wait for another few weeks till the transceiver, announced September 2017, will arrive to it’s first customers.