Icom IC-9700 frequency modification

The first IC-9700 frequency modification appeared online. Marcus (PA2DB) from HamShop.nl posted this. The modification only works on European models and by removing 2 diodes the frequency can be expanded by a few MHz to the USA market. That means 2 MHz extra from 146-148 MHz (which is a welcome modification for UK users since they have temporarily access to 146-147 MHz) and extension from 440-450 MHz. No wideband or MARS/CAP modification available yet. I guess the diodes can be found in the front.

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    • Glenn on 01/05/2019 at 15:46
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    I doubt there will ever be an expansion of the RX and TX outside of the bands but I too hope there will be one. I’d like to see cross band repeat too. On the 910 and 9100, you had to solder IN a diode. A bit of a pain but worth it.

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