IC-9700 | ICOM

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Compact V/UHF transceiver with direct sampling on 2m and 70cm bands, down conversion for 23cm band. All mode with D-STAR DV and DD, independent receiver with full-duplex operation, SAT mode built-in, three antenna connectors. 100W on 144 MHz. Ideated in Japan, year of introduction 2019.

Reference market : ham-radio

General :
Frequency coverage RX 144.0100 ~ 146.0000 MHz [1]
144.0100 ~ 148.0000 MHz [2]
430.0100 ~ 440.0000 MHz [1]
430.0100 ~ 450.0000 MHz [2]
1240.0100 ~ 1300.0000 MHz
TX 144.0100 ~ 146.0000 MHz [1]
144.0100 ~ 148.0000 MHz [2]
430.0100 ~ 440.0000 MHz [1]
430.0100 ~ 450.0000 MHz [2]
1240.0100 ~ 1300.0000 MHz
Modulation mode CW / FSK (RTTY) / LSB / USB / AM / FM / D-STAR
Tuning step 1 / 50 [3] / 100 / 500 Hz / 1 / 5 / 6.25 / 10 / 12.5 / 20 KHz / 1 MHz
Receiver :
Sensitivity [4] CW / SSB < 0.11 uV (10dB S/N)
AM < 1.0 uV (10dB S/N)
FM < 0.18 uV (12 dB SINAD)
D-STAR DV < 0.35 uV (1% BER)
D-STAR DD < 1.59 uV (1% BER)
Selectivity [5] CW [6] > 0.5 KHz (-3dB)
< 0.7 KHz (-60dB)
RTTY [6] > 0.5 KHz (-3dB)
< 0.7 KHz (-60dB)
SSB [7] > 2.4 KHz (-3dB)
< 3.6 KHz (-60dB)
AM [8] > 6.0 KHz (-3dB)
< 15.0 KHz (-60dB)
FM [9] > 12.0 KHz (-6dB)
< 20.0 KHz (-60dB)
D-STAR DV [10] > -50dB
D-STAR DD [11] > -40dB
RF preamplifier Yes
RF attenuator Yes
Image and spurious rejection > 70 dB (SSB/CW, 144 and 430 MHz band)
> 50 dB (SSB/CW, 1240 MHz band)
> 60 dB (AM/FM/DV, 144 and 430 MHz band)
> 50 dB (AM/FM/DV, 1240 MHz band)
> 50 dB (DD, 1240 MHz band)
Twin PBT 50 Hz steps (CW/RTTY/SSB)
200 Hz steps (AM)
Notch (Manual) Yes, for SSB/CW/RTTY/AM
> 70 dB
Width selectable on WIDE, MID or NAR
Notch (Auto) Yes, for SSB/AM/FM
> 30 dB (1 kHz single tone)
CW features Semi break-in / full break-in
Pitch control 300~900 Hz in 5 Hz steps
Noise blanker (NB) Level, blanking depth and width are adjustable
Noise reduction attenuation (NR) Adjustable in 16 steps
> 6 dB (SSB)
RIT variable range ± 9.999KHz
AGC Off, fast, mid, slow
Frequency stability ± 0.5 ppm max with temperature from -10°C to +60°C
Intermediate frequency [12] 311 ~ 371 MHz
Transmitter :
Output power CW / RTTY / SSB / FM / DV 0.5 ~ 100 W (144 MHz band)
0.5 ~ 75 W (430 MHz band)
0.1 ~ 10 W (1240 MHz band)
AM 0.12 ~ 25 W (144 MHz band)
0.12 ~ 18.7 W (430 MHz band)
0.025 ~ 2.5 W (1240 MHz band)
DD 0.1 ~ 10 W (1240 MHz band)
Spurious emission Harmonics < -63 dB (144 MHz)
< -61 dB (430 MHz)
< -53 dB (1240 MHz)
Out of band < -60 dB (144 MHz)
< -60 dB (430 MHz)
< -50 dB (1240 MHz)
Carrier suppression (SSB) > 50 dB
Unwanted sideband suppression (SSB) > 50 dB
Microphone 600Ω
CW features 6~48 wpm Keyer
Features :
Memory 297 regular memories (99 x 3 bands)
18 for programmed scan limits (6 x 3 bands)
6 call channels (2 x 3 bands)
2500 repeater memories
300 GPS memories
99 satellite memories
Display 1 Hz frequency resolution
70-segments signal meter bar
Antenna SO239 50Ω connector (144MHz band)
N 50Ω connector (430 MHz band)
N 50Ω connector (1240 MHz band)
Power supply 13.8 Volt DC±15% external
Power consumption 1.8A RX, max volume
1.2A RX, standby
18.0A TX, max power
Audio power 2.0W with an 8Ω load
Audio output Jack 3.5 mm headphone
Jack 3.5 mm external speaker Main
Jack 3.5 mm external speaker Sub
Connections Jack 8-pin (microphone)
Jack 2.5 mm (remote control, data, DV Gateway)
Jack 3.5 mm (CI-V remote control)
Jack 3.5 mm (CW keyer)
Socket 8-pin (accessories)
SMA (10MHz ref input)
USB (PC)
LAN (Ethernet)
SD (Card slot)
Mechanical and environmental data :
Operating temperature from -10°C to +60°C
Dimensions 240 (W) x 94 (H) x 238 (D) mm projections not included
Weight 4.7kg

[1] EU version
[2] USA version
[3] When using the [UP]/[DN] keys on the microphone the frequency changes in 50 Hz steps
[4] Filter shape on SOFT, preamplifier ON
[5] Filter shape on SHARP
[6] 0,5kHz bandwidth
[7] 2,4kHz bandwidth
[8] 6,0kHz bandwidth
[9] 15,0kHz bandwidth
[10] 12.5kHz channel spacing
[11] 300kHz channel spacing
[12] For 1240 MHz band, direct sampling for 144/430 MHz bands

Description :

The IC-9700 is an all mode tri-band transceiver covering 2m, 70 and 23cm band. In addition to the traditional CW/RTTY, SSB, AM/FM modes the transceiver also incorporates digital D-STAR DV (voice) and DD (data) modes. A full featured satellite mode is built-in. There are three antenna connectors, one each for 144, 430 and 1200 MHz band. For user interface, operation and dimensions the IC-9700 is a V/UHF counterpart of the IC-7300 for HF. RF direct sampling for 144/430MHz is utilized, on 1200 MHz the down conversion IF sampling method is adopted. In this system signals are digitized by the ADC and processed in the FPGA. The IC-9700 can simultaneously receive on two different bands and two different modes. For example, you can receive on the 430 MHz band in the SSB mode while receiving on the 1260 MHz band in the FM mode. This function can be a significant advantage when participating in contests. Furthermore, the IC-9700 is Full Duplex which enables you to transmit on the main band while receiving on the sub band.


IC-9700 rx system

Other main features: Intuitive 4.3'' touch screen display, provides quick access to the SAT and D-STAR functions. Additionally, a touch on-screen keyboard is available for entering alphanumeric memory channel names. Real-time spectrum scope and waterfall display, with a simple touch of the scope you can also tune the radio to the desired signals frequency. Audio scope function, built-in DV gateway functions, AFC, SD card slot, TX/RX audio recording/playback, screen capture. D-STAR DV and digital data (DD) mode provides 128 kbps data communication. Newly designed power amplifier.

IF filter: The IC-9700 has 3 filter passband widths for each mode. You can set the IF filter to wide (FIL 1), mid (FIL 2) or narrow (FIL 3). You can also set the filter shape for each operating mode. SHARP to emphasize the passband width of the filter, signals that are out of the passband are extremely filtered out. SOFT, the filter shoulders are roundly formed as in analog circuits, this decreases noise components in the high and low frequencies and increases the Signal-to-Noise of the target signal. Here the passband range available.

Mode Passband width range
CW 50 ~ 500 Hz with 50 Hz step
600 ~ 3600 Hz with 100 Hz step
RTTY 50 ~ 500 Hz with 50 Hz step
600 ~ 2700 Hz with 100 Hz step
SSB 50 ~ 500 Hz with 50 Hz step
600 ~ 3600 Hz with 100 Hz step
AM 200 ~ 10000 Hz with 200 Hz step
FM 7 kHz, 10 kHz, 15 kHz
D-STAR DV (voice) 7 kHz, 10 kHz, 15 kHz
D-STAR DD (data) 150 kHz

Satellite communications outline: Both SAT Mode B (435 MHz uplink, 145 MHz downlink), Mode J (145 MHz uplink, 435 MHz downlink) and Mode L (1270 MHz uplink, 435 MHz downlink) can be operated. Normal and reverse tracking are selectable. In normal tracking both downlink and uplink frequencies simultaneously increase or decrease in the same steps when you rotate the main dial. In reverse tracking downlink frequency follows the tuning dial rotation, however, the uplink frequency changes in the reverse direction.


IC-9700 rear panel view

IC-9700 price :

We have collected for your convenience the IC-9700 ICOM sales prices and their trend over time. Of course offers, accessories, warranty terms and conditions can lead to different figures.

Price Date Condition
EUR 2.500,-- 2019-may New
USD 1.999,95 2019-may New
GBP 1.795,-- 2019-may New

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