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Icom IC-R8600 new, release date end of March
« on: February 15, 2017, 0402 UTC »
Not sure this really offers anything new, but worth mentioning. $2K price launch

Icom Japan
http://www.icom.co.jp/release/20170214/

Icom USA, click on the pre-release brochure
http://icomamerica.com/en/products/amateur/receivers/r8600/default.aspx
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Re: Icom IC-R8600 new, release date end of March
« Reply #1 on: February 15, 2017, 1015 UTC »
Wow! Look at the knobs on that baby, Al!


That's a lot of money to hear the many frequencies of Brother Stair.

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Re: Icom IC-R8600 new, release date end of March
« Reply #2 on: February 15, 2017, 1306 UTC »
Wow! Look at the knobs on that baby, Al!


That's a lot of money to hear the many frequencies of Brother Stair.

What about the multiple Penguin Revolution SW & 1.1/Ghz stations set to start broadcasting this year. Leaving the best for last??
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Re: Icom IC-R8600 new, release date end of March
« Reply #3 on: February 15, 2017, 1537 UTC »
I knew in my heart of hearts Inoue-san would release a rx only version of the glorious 7300. Still waiting on a sdr version of the 703.
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Re: Icom IC-R8600 new, release date end of March
« Reply #4 on: February 15, 2017, 1739 UTC »
I knew in my heart of hearts Inoue-san would release a rx only version of the glorious 7300. Still waiting on a sdr version of the 703.

The 8600 has much wider coverage than the 7300, 100 kHz to 3 GHz. The 7300's range is only 30 kHz to 74.8 MHz.
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Re: Icom IC-R8600 new, release date end of March
« Reply #5 on: February 16, 2017, 0149 UTC »
Wow! Look at the knobs on that baby, Al!


That's a lot of money to hear the many frequencies of Brother Stair.

What about the multiple Penguin Revolution SW & 1.1/Ghz stations set to start broadcasting this year. Leaving the best for last??

Shhh! That's a secret!

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Re: Icom IC-R8600 new, release date end of March
« Reply #6 on: February 16, 2017, 1222 UTC »
>That's a lot of money to hear the many frequencies of Brother Stair.  :D

The ability to decode D-STAR, P25, NXDN and dPMR digital (conventional) modes sounds interesting,
as the AR-DV1 doesn't live up to expectations (apparently). I own the IC-7300 it's lovely bit of kit.




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Re: Icom IC-R8600 new, release date end of March
« Reply #7 on: February 16, 2017, 1523 UTC »
I knew in my heart of hearts Inoue-san would release a rx only version of the glorious 7300. Still waiting on a sdr version of the 703.

The 8600 has much wider coverage than the 7300, 100 kHz to 3 GHz. The 7300's range is only 30 kHz to 74.8 MHz.

What I meant was a straight sdr rx rig with the core of the 7300, which has outstanding rx performance especially considering the cost.
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Re: Icom IC-R8600 new, release date end of March
« Reply #8 on: February 17, 2017, 0507 UTC »
What I meant was a straight sdr rx rig with the core of the 7300, which has outstanding rx performance especially considering the cost.

Sorry, my misunderstanding.
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Re: Icom IC-R8600 new, release date end of March
« Reply #9 on: April 03, 2017, 1911 UTC »
 "covers 0.01-3000 MHz (less cellular)"

USELESS >:(
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Re: Icom IC-R8600 new, release date end of March
« Reply #11 on: April 04, 2017, 2246 UTC »
Would shudder to think how much that will be selling for in Australia.  Good frequency range.  Doesn't look very big though for a base radio, paying top money I like to see a lot of radio on my table.

Perhaps I am old fashioned but the 4.3 inch touch screen doesn't do it for me, prefer old meter, knobs and dial plus digital display.  My Samsung mobile phone has a bigger screen!

The estimated $2K price would be in USA so substancially more over here.  Be interested to see a full road test on it, especially on the 10KHz to 500KHz sector, my favourite area.
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