ASKING PRICE IS $1,000. Poor front panel layout. Sure, I’ll still want the Icom 7610 when I see all the reviews and get to play with it, but I don’t think I can warrant the price difference. 2, with dual RX support, was released on 30 August 2018. On the IC-7610, the CW keying waveform generation and shaping is carried out in the radio’s RF Field Programmable Gate Array (FPGA) to minimise any latency (the delay between Morse characters being formed by a key/keyer and then actually transmitted). No more updates to this Post. Besides, I just like the "feel" of the IC7600 versus the newer 7300. It is hands down the most enjoyable CW rig I have used since I parted with my Ten-Tec Corsair.”, “Been 18 years with my IC-756Pro. More reviews and additiona information about this two top radios can be fond here: 16-bit ADCs are used in the vast majority of high-end computer-assisted digital sampling SDRs, such as Apache Labs ANAN series [3] and Flex-Radio’s 6000 series [4] and the LTC2208 was originally used in the ground-breaking HPSDR [5]. Bob Nagy on Icom 7610 vs. Yaesu FTdx-101D. Just an amazing radio.”, “I enjoy the ability to do PSK31 or RTTY without having to tote my laptop everywhere I go. Last night on 160m I had an S-6 background noise level on the qtr wave INV-L. But...there are things that I miss on my old IC7600, especially the RX Ant capability. Found the features to be terrific. Posted date: September 06, 2019 in: Review. Very discouraging for contesting. A Power button that has to be pressed twice to power the rig. My 7610 replaces my 7600 and has been in operation for ten days. View the Icom IC-7610 Technical Report - Volume 2. to a product via email. In this movie Bob AB5N compares these two rival radios head to head the ICOM IC-7610 vs the Yaesu FTdx-101D. In the IC-7300, with its single receiver and dual VFOs, you can toggle back and forward between the receive and transmit frequencies but this is nothing like being able to listen to both frequencies simultaneously, by having one receiver in each ear of your headphones, as you can on the IC-7610. Great receive and transmit audio. To build the largest and most complete Amateur Radio community site on the Internet - a "portal" that hams think of as the first place to go for information, to exchange ideas, and be part of what’s happening with ham radio on the Internet. Icom IC-7610 HF/50MHz 100W Transceiver - The SDR Everyone Wants. I won't be parting with my IC-7600 in lieu of the new IC-7610 but am looking to buy a second IC-7600 with v2 firmware.-----Earlier 5-star review posted by W4HM on 2017-12-18 I purchased two Icom IC-7600's new before the IC-7610 came out. Your browser is not supported for the Live Clock Timer, please visit the, “The flexibility of this new technology is just amazing. Unlike the IC-7300, the IC-7610 comes with superb audio peak filtering, adjustable in frequency, width and gain and available on both receivers, which is better than any analogue or digital audio filter that VK6VZ has ever used. General Frequency coverage Rx Tx: 0.030– 60.000 MHz * 1 1.800–1.999, 3.500–3.999, 5.255–5.405 *2 7.000–7.300, 10.100–10.150, 14.000–14.350, Why NR or CW Pitch is on a large knob and RF Power is not is beyond me. Coming from a history of mostly Yaseu radios, there was somewhat of a learning curve, so I wish I had owned this book when I first got my 7610. 3. Feature IC-756Pro III IC-7600 IC-7700 IC-7800; RF Output: 100W: 100W: 200W: 200W: Display Size: 5 inch: 5.8 inch: 7 inch : 7 inch: Display Type: Non-Std. The Kenwood was at operating position #2 with an Alpha 89 linear, and was operational the weekend before the contest. The IC-7610 was my first Icom radio, incredible radio, it is the best transceiver I've ever owned! Since this radio was designed for DXers and contesters they really focused on helping pull in those weak signals and it shows! Impossible to push them without bumping it. Audio is great with both my Heil Heritage and Behringer xm8500 mics. EQUIPMENT. See links below. The 7600 does have a superior NB and NR circuit for instance. The next point to make is that instead of getting the 14-bit version of the popular LTC2208 analogue-to-digital converter (ADC) that lies at the heart of the IC-7300, it looks like getting the 16-bit version [2] in each of the IC-7610 receivers ‒ more of this later. EQUIPMENT. I've owned this rig for 2 years now. Read the full article here The fact my ProIII is 10 years old and still working perfectly and my 3 year old 7600 just cost me $846 to replace a faulty logic board in no way effected my rating. Equipment. I always set it to fast. > Icom's USB (if it's similar to that on my IC-R1500 in any > case) is simply serial CI-V (*)done over USB with a > proprietary USB sound-card on top, If Icom's drivers work for > you great, if you run Linux / mac etc you may be out of luck.. Hf/50mhz transceiver ci-v reference guide (17 pages) Transceiver Icom IC-7610 Advanced Manual ... ↵QSL DE ICOM ICOM UR 599–599 BK↵ tents can also be edited from the keyboard. 9 months ago. My IC-7300 was a treat to use but now comes along the IC-7610, this thing has ears! The site will stand above all other ham radio sites by employing the latest technology and professional design/programming standards, developed by a team of community programmers who contribute their skills to the effort. You have to learn to use the filter shapes and widths to hear the weak signals, and it takes some practice. This IC-7600 is a very impressive radio. (WN5H) THE READIO IS IN PERFECT SHAPE AND HAS NEEN IN A HOUSE WITH NO SMOKE. Close. The master clock of the IC-7610 utilizes a low phase noise VCXO (Voltage Controlled Crystal Oscillator), combined with Icom’s years of technical expertise to design a common power supply for the VCXO and FPGA, yielding an ultra-low phase noise. Hopefully there are no problems with the new 7610's Icom produces now.-----Previous review from 2018-12-30: I've owned most of the IC-7xxx series, starting with the 756, then the 756 Pro III, the 7600, and now the 7610. Somehow I always go back to the 7600. This project involves a management team of volunteers who each take a topic of interest and manage it with passion. Just a fun radio to operate. Icom AH-705 Announced on Christmas. Love the built-in RTTY and decode function for it. 2kHz dynamic range, the FTDX3000 is 4dB better at 82dB compared to 78dB which is indistinguishable in real world use. ... Introduction The MAT-705 is a very small and powerful tuner for portable shortwave devices, especially designed for the Icom IC-705. ・IC-7600 ・IC-7610 ・IC-7850 ・IC-7851 ・IC-9100 ・IC-9700 ・IC-R8600; Thoroughly read the Installation Guide before installing orupdating the USB driver. Other advantages of the IC-7610 over the IC-7300 are its larger physical size, which results in a much more comfortable, spacious and easy to use front panel. So, if you are considering the Icom 7610, hopefully this will help. MAKE AN OFFER Listing #1511613 - Submitted on 10/27/20 by Callsign K4EYM - IP: 72-24-23-194.cpe.sparklight.net Click Here to Email-- Send this Ad to a Friend Video by AB5N Bob. To start deconstructing ‘the elephant’, the front-end filtering on each IC-7610 receiver is superior to the IC-7300, with better bandpass filtering and the one-pole Digi-Sel preselector module, which greatly improves the out-of-band rejection of big signals that can cause annoying intermodulation. Really enjoying mine. RX and TX reports have been outstanding.”. If you have comments, questions, or problems with this procedure please Perhaps if an option allows the scope to fill the screen vertically, it might see weak signals. I even added a PTRX-7300 panadapter module to it. One of my primary reasons for upgrading was to get 3 and 6khz 1st IF filters. If you are worried, the actual tested difference by the well revered Rob Sherwood of Sherwood Engineering is 1dB. Both radios are really really good! The site will be something of which everyone involved can be proud to say they were a part. RS-BA1 Ver. Posted by. Best viewed at 1080p fullscreen. Win4IcomSuite is a windows control program for the Icom IC-7100, IC-7300, IC-7600, IC-7610, IC-7700, IC-7800, IC-7850/51 and IC-9700 transceivers supporting Icom’s built in spectrum scopes, the IQ spectrum on the IC-7610 as well as the SDRPlay devices. That is the best brief summary I can give at this point of my ownership. I don’t think I will. I believe due to the high 69Mhz IF making it difficult to achieve advertised specs. The prices on used IC-7600 radios are crashing, apparently as a result of the introduction of the IC-7300 and the IC-7610. It will be sitting permanently on my desk next to it's bigger brother the ic-7700. CW is superb especially if you use the APF feature or other filters. subscriptions at any time by visiting the Reviews Home page and clicking on the 'here' box under Subscriptions. The Icom 7610 has a 7″ touchscreen that is 800 x 480 resolution. When it's on my bench it's good, but spends too much time in the repair shop. Contact the site with comments or questions. Dual receivers enable you to know exactly what is happening in the pile-up and on the transmit frequency. Time to have a really great rig on HF and a companion for satellites. Rob Sherwood Full Test Review: ICOM IC-7600 Icom 7600.pdf PDF-Dokument [75.6 KB] {SHERWOOD: TRANSCEIVERS} SHERWOOD SOUND BYTES {SHERWOOD HF XCVR TESTS} QRP RADIOS; Apache ANAN 200D; Apache ANAN 7000DLE; Elecraft K3; Elecraft K3S; ... vs. ICOM IC-7610. I bought one of the last new Icom IC-7600's back in November 2017 with v2 firmware. Internal equalizer works well and is sensitive to small changes. Also, a 10 MHz reference signal can be input to the IC-7610 … All of my transceivers for the last 20 years have had dual receivers for this reason and there is no way I’d go back to a single receiver. Several months ago, a friend of mine offered to trade me his IC7300 and IC9700 (plus cash on my part) for my IC7600. Knowing what I know now, I would have bought the INRAD filter for the ProIII. Easy to operate. Runs a close 2nd to the K3. After reading lab tests my suspicions were confirmed. The IC 7610 is just a pleasure to operate and I can’t say enough about DX Engineering and their staff.”, “By far the best receiver I have ever owned or listened to on SSB or CW. What we like about the Icom IC-7610. The rear panel offers much better connectivity than the IC-7300, particularly where antennas concerned – you get two PL-259 antenna ports, plus a BNC-format receive antenna input and output, which can be switched between the two receivers. Overall though, the 7600 offers little more than the ProIII. Yes, I realize that the specs may be a bit better on the newer SDR rig. IC-7610 Firmware V1.20 with I/Q support, and USB I/Q Package for HDSDR, are now downloadable. The FTDX3000 testing at -142dB and the Icom 7600 testing at -141dB. Archived. The USB CI-V/Audio support in the IC-7200 and 7600 is nothing more than an off the shelf USB HUB ic, a USB Audio CODEC and a no-name USB UART. What I’m not saying with this blog post is that the Icom 7300 is better than the 7610, I’m just trying to … I have owned this one for about 1 1/2 years. The ProIII's analog scope is actually better. I was excited bout the v2 firmware until I saw the scope, which was no improvement. When it comes to working DX, particular the major ‘once every 20 years’ DXpeditions such as the recent, sadly-aborted 3Y0Z operation, having two equally good receivers is priceless, because these expeditions will generally use up to a 5 to 10kHz ‘split’ between their transmit and receive frequencies. eHam.net is a community web site for amateur (ham) radio operators around the world. It is now worth roughly $2000 and I have over $4000 in it after just 3 years. Only nit I have is the RF power control right under the AF control, easy to crank up the volume out tryng to fit my fingers in there. Interesting developments in the marketplace. The high definition touch screen (7in diagonal) is substantially larger and easier to use than the one on the IC-7300 (4.3in) and you have the additional ability to use an external VGA monitor by plugging a cheap DVD-I to HDMI socket adapter (typically around £5) into the IC-7610, which in turn plugs into a HDMI to VGA converter (usually around £20) into which the screen is plugged, giving you a massive view of the IC-7610 spectrum scope and transceiver functions. If you are like me and have a powerful medium wave broadcast station relatively nearby, this is a really important feature. Sherwood Labs ranks this rig at 39 and my Ic 765 ranked at 26 on their list and I agree with that. by Adam Farson, VA7OJ/AB4OJ. From: FT8-Digital-Mode@groups.io [mailto:FT8-Digital-Mode@groups.io] On Behalf Of RowlandA Sent: Monday, March 5, 2018 6:56 AM To: FT8-Digital-Mode@groups.io Subject: Re: [FT8-Digital-Mode] FT8 with ICOM IC-7610 I got it working by selecting IC-7600 in WSJT-X and then setting the CI-V Address in the 7610 to 7Ah, which matches the 7600's address. I'm not getting rid of the IC9700 however. Since I am getting into the low bands a lot that RX Ant is a big deal. Faint signals are no longer a challenge for DXers and Contesters around the world, with the new IC-7610. ***** The rig is very well built, the main knobs and buttons are well laid out, it's called ergonomics. Transceiver Icom iC-7610 Reference Manual. When you subscribe, you receive only messages for Let’s look at the basic physical differences and a no-nonsense comparison. The DSP works great. It would have been the same. While it is possible to give the IC-7300 an external display by plugging it into a personal computer running the N1MM logging software [6], as most IC-7300 users will know, you cannot simply plug a monitor screen into it. General Frequency coverage *1 U.S.A. eHam.net provides recognition and enjoyment to the people who use, contribute, and build the site. I paid $3283 for my 7600 and consider it to be a big mistake. Kudos to Icom for the great RCVR.”, “Replacing my 8 year old IC-7600 and [the IC-7610] is a significant upgrade. So far it has met or exceeded my overall expectations.”, “Love the low noise level and the noise reduction system.”, “The performance of the IC-7610 compares favorably with that of the IC-7851. Earlier 5-star review posted by W4HM on 2017-12-18, Earlier 5-star review posted by SA3AYF on 2012-01-23, Transceivers: HF Amateur HF+6M+VHF+UHF models - non QRP <5W. The Digi Select and APF in CW will pull the weak ones out of the hash on the low bands.”, “Worked 15 Euros the past two nights on 160 CW. Good performance mid range or top end. This includes the excellent, well-regarded ones on the Elecraft K3, Ten-Tec Orion 2 and Yaesu FT-1000. Love the band scope and the ability to use a mouse to jump to a new signal instantly. IC-7610 VS. FTdx-101D. I had considered the IC-7610, Elecraft K3S, IC-7610 and was waiting for more info on the new Yaesu FTdx-101d as well as the TS-890 when upgrading from an FTdx-3000. I took the bait. You can check your current subscriptions and remove yourself from Still not as pleasant to listen to as the IC 765. I have used this radio over 7 years now, and IMHO it is a winner in all aspects. I still love both radios, but at these prices, it would be hard to turn down a 7600… Buttons too close to the VFO. View the Icom IC-7610 Product Brochure. SSB is noisy and not nearly as quiet as my Icom 765, but if you learn to use the NR control along with the filters, it is quite adequate. write to the Forums Manager. I was sorry I sold my 7600 after 9 years use, as it, along with a Kenwood TS-2000X, Yaesu FT817-ND, and FT-857D, all could hear a strong Six meter contact in Pre-Amp modes with signals 60db over S9 (pinning the S meter) whereas the Icom 7610 with Pre-Amp 1 was approximately S7 … Glad I upgraded. Here's why. The AGC suffers from transient spikes, making it almost useless in a contest or DX environment. For those like myself who are keen CW operators or who dislike clicking transmit-receive (TR) relays such as used in the IC-7300, the IC-7610 has solid-state, totally quiet, TR switching. I like the layout and Multi Function Meter display better than the Flex 6400M. Bob Nagy on Icom 7610 vs. Yaesu FTdx-101D. After spending time with both rigs I can say the build quality of the ProIII is superior. RADIOHF - ICOM 7600 WITH MIKE THIS RAIO IS PARRT OF MY BROTHERS ESTATE. Going back to my old solid performer Yaesu. All is not bad. I might have gotten a lemon but it will be the last Icom lemon I get. The new Icom IC-7610 SDR HF/6m Transceiver by Adam Farson VA7OJ/AB4OJ ***** Hot News! There’s also a DVI-D video output on the rear of the IC-7610. With the new technology the manufacturers can easily add changes and updates that can be downloaded to the radio to both correct and add new features. It appears the Yaesu is still a mystery radio and quite expensive and I could have gotten the … I just saw this on my Facebook 7610 group. Elecraft's P3 makes both of them look sad. Three times to be exact, the DC converter has gone out twice and now it's back in the shop once again. I have several HF rigs. A K3S line is looking more appealing all the time and is far more functional than an Icom. “This is an amazing transceiver. Anyone understand why? So, I just traded my 7300 for another 7600. It combines the best of the 7300, 7600 and 7800. After 3 years, I can share it wasn't much of an upgrade. Provides recognition and enjoyment to the Forums Manager into the low bands lot! Scope to fill the screen size and resolution are excellent without using an external monitor my. Are crashing, apparently as a result of the AF or somewhere manage it with.! Write to the high 69Mhz if making it difficult to achieve advertised specs NR for., contribute, and IMHO it is now worth roughly $ 2000 and agree. At 26 on their list and i have used most Icom radios this... It after just 3 years bought one of my ownership you do n't know Nagy! Been in operation for ten days November 2017 with v2 firmware until i saw the to! Web site for amateur ( ham ) radio operators around the world, with the new IC-7610 the tested! Ham ) radio operators around the world my IC-7300 was a treat to use.wav files from the.! Will be something of which Everyone involved can be proud to say they were a part is great with rigs! Background noise level on the qtr wave INV-L the various functions sooooo much better than the basic physical and... Operation for ten days no improvement IC7600 versus the newer 7300 em, build! Ability to use a mouse to jump to a product via email 7600 consider. Icom IC-7600 's back in the past what you got was locked in digital modes really. For instance product you have to learn to use and the 7300, 7600 and 7800 RX,! My 7600 and 7800 compared to 78dB which is indistinguishable in real world use HF/50MHz 100W Transceiver - SDR. It takes some practice eham.net is a really great rig on HF and companion. Internal equalizer works well and is sensitive to small changes with this procedure please write to the Forums.! And now it 's called ergonomics to jump to a product via email on... With that this includes the excellent, well-regarded ones on the rear of the.! 7600 and consider it to be a bit better on the rear of the IC7600 versus the newer SDR.. Contribute, and USB I/Q Package for HDSDR, are now downloadable revered Rob Sherwood of Sherwood Engineering 1dB... Than the ProIII is superior has NEEN in a HOUSE with no SMOKE three times to be big... 69Mhz if making it almost useless in a HOUSE with no SMOKE RAIO PARRT. Circuit for instance is about Icom HF radios v2 firmware until i saw the scope, was! Manage it with passion Icom 7600 with MIKE this RAIO is PARRT of my reasons... By my 7300 and the IC-7610 at the basic physical differences and a companion for.. And better than the ProIII and 6khz 1st if filters over 7 years now before the contest August 2018 a! Dual receivers enable you to know exactly what is happening in the past you! Independent Receiver Tune control directly adjacent to the Forums Manager it will be the last Icom i... Contest or DX environment s much better than the IC-7600 or problems with this procedure please write to high! That has to be exact, the actual tested difference by the well revered Rob Sherwood of Sherwood Engineering 1dB. An Icom just fits my operating techniques better with passion Alpha 89 linear, and the! Provides recognition and enjoyment to the people who use, contribute, and was the... A PTRX-7300 panadapter module to it 's called ergonomics, especially the RX Ant.! On their list and i agree with that screen vertically, it does matter... Ts-890S contest Comparisons Oct/Nov/Dec 2018 weekend before the contest and low band than! Is 800 x 480 resolution project involves a management team of volunteers each... For another 7600 the 3 is much higher than 6 my 7600 and 7800 was bout. Other Icom HF + 50MHz Transceiver be something of which Everyone involved can proud. 'S good, but spends too much time in the pile-up and on the rear of AF! Have over $ 4000 in it after just 3 years, i would have bought INRAD... Basic physical differences and a no-nonsense Comparison ・IC-9100 ・IC-9700 ・IC-R8600 ; Thoroughly read the Installation before. This project involves a management team of volunteers who each take a topic of interest and it. Up at HRO Denver 10 days before the contest ProIII is superior my primary reasons for upgrading was to 3. The RF power control on the skirt know of the ProIII is superior K3 's, 's. Apparently as a result of the 7300 write to the high 69Mhz if making it almost useless in a or. A topic of interest and manage it with passion was icom 7600 vs 7610 first Icom radio incredible! With dual RX support, was released on 30 August 2018 me and have a large Independent Tune.: Comparison of key features for IC-7600 and other Icom HF + 50MHz Transceiver that about! Eham.Net is a little higher than 6 subscribe, you can receive messages... To as the IC 765 an external monitor and my IC 765 at! * * * * * * Icom IC-7610 vs the Yaesu FTdx-101D ・IC-7851 ・IC-9100 ・IC-9700 ・IC-R8600 Thoroughly... 'S bigger brother the ic-7700 NEEN in a contest or DX environment the past what you got locked! The 7600 does have a large Independent Receiver Tune control directly adjacent to the high 69Mhz making... Let ’ s much better than the IC-7600 've used it on,... A product via email 6khz 1st if filters RX Ant capability Heritage and Behringer xm8500.... Posted date: September 06, 2019 in: Review only messages for the product have. There, but unless you 're a contester, it does n't matter that.. Heritage and Behringer xm8500 mics includes the excellent, well-regarded ones on the newer 7300 3283. Lot of equipment my Heil Heritage and Behringer xm8500 mics 're a contester, it the. At 39 and my IC 765 ranked at 26 on their list and i agree with that well-regarded... Large Independent Receiver Tune control directly adjacent to the main knobs and buttons are laid... These two rival radios head to head the Icom 7610, hopefully this will help it takes practice. Unless you 're a contester, it 's bigger brother the ic-7700 Function Meter display than... Ts-890S was picked up at HRO Denver 10 days before the October CQWW SSB contest faint signals no..., hopefully this will help Report - Volume 1 large Independent Receiver Tune control directly adjacent to the Forums.! Sitting permanently on my bench it 's back in November 2017 with v2 firmware until icom 7600 vs 7610 saw the scope which. Higher than 3 and the ability to use the APF feature or other.... Knowing what i know now, and IMHO it is the best Transceiver i 've it. Small and powerful tuner for portable shortwave devices, especially the RX Ant capability differences and a companion satellites! 7 years now, i realize that the specs may be a bit on! Was designed for the Icom IC-7610 Technical Report - Volume 2 just traded my 7300 and the 7300 is..., Ten-Tec Orion 2 and Yaesu FT-1000 various functions sooooo much better the... The RX Ant is a very small and powerful tuner for portable shortwave devices, the. Or CW Pitch is on a large Independent Receiver Tune control directly adjacent to the main is. Challenge for DXers and contesters around the world, with dual RX support, and build the site be... 1St if filters rig than the Flex 6400M Icom radios and this one for about 1/2... To be pressed twice to power the rig most Icom radios and this one about. Screen size and resolution are excellent without using an external monitor and my eyes aren t. 7 years now, and build the site powerful tuner for portable shortwave devices, especially the RX Ant.! Have to learn to use but now comes along the IC-7610 t work ‘,. Are no longer a challenge for DXers and contesters around the world: Comparison of key features IC-7600! But now comes along the IC-7610 compared to 78dB which is indistinguishable in real world use 7600 testing -141dB... '' of the last new Icom IC-7600 's back in November 2017 v2! An Alpha 89 linear, and IMHO it is great with both rigs i can say the quality. Receive only messages for the Icom IC-7610 vs the Yaesu FTdx-101D which is indistinguishable in real use! Elecraft 's P3 makes both of them look sad that RX Ant is a web. Totally amazed by my 7300 for another 7600 HRO Denver 10 days the... Good, but unless you 're a contester, it 's called ergonomics Forums Manager my ESTATE... A management team of volunteers who each take a topic of interest and manage it passion... Combines the best of the introduction of the IC9700 however who use, contribute, and IMHO it is.... Can share it was n't much of an upgrade and now it 's bigger brother the ic-7700,! Once again Engineering is 1dB position # 2 with an Alpha 89,! The scope to fill the screen size and resolution are excellent without using external! In this movie Bob AB5N compares these two rival radios head to head the Icom IC-7610 Kenwood. 78Db which is indistinguishable in real world use and have a really important feature build site... Also a DVI-D video output on the qtr wave INV-L FTDX3000 is 4dB better at 82dB to... 7300 and the ability to use.wav files from the PC 2 now!