Icom IC-9700 VHF/UHF/1.2GHz All Mode D-STAR Transceiver
High-Speed Real-Time Spectrum Scope, Waterfall Display, and Built-in 1200 MHz! This Supreme VHF/UHF Transceiver Provides a Brand New Experience!
Built with the VHF/UHF weak signal operator in mind, the IC-9700 is an RF direct sampling receiver for 2m and 70cm. The IF receiver consists of a single, down conversion for 23cm that is between 311 – 371MHz. This design provides a quiet receiver due to Icom’s DSP technology. The robust PA provides 100W on 2m, 75W on 70cm, and 10W on 23cm.
In addition to band specific memory channels, the IC-9700 allows band specific receiver and transmitter settings. For transmit, users can make adjustments to RF power, TX power Limit, Limit Power, and TX Delay by band. Basic receiver settings, like the Noise Blanker, Noise Reduction, and others can be tweaked by band with a dynamic Notch and Filter setup by band/mode.
Direct Sampling Now Enters the VHF/UHF Arena
- All mode, tri-band transceiver covering the 144, 430/440 as well as 1200 MHz
- Real-time, high-speed spectrum scope for the 144, 430/440, 1200 MHz bands
- New PA provides a powerful 100W (144 Mhz), 75W (430/440 MHz) and 10W (1200 MHz) output
- Dualwatch operation and full-duplex operation in the satellite mode
- Follows Icom's center display design style with a 4.3 inch touch screen color TFT LCD
- D-STAR provides digital clear audio and Internet capable communication
- Smooth satellite operation with normal/reverse tracking and 99 satellite channels
- Digital Data (DD) mode provides 128 kbps data communication
144, 430/440, and 1200 MHz All Mode Transceiver Including Satellite, DV, and DD Modes
The IC-9700 is an all mode Tri-band transceiver, covering 2m, 70cm, and 23 cm. In addition to the traditional SSB, AM, FM, CW, and RTTY modes, the transceiver also incorporates D-STAR (Digital Smart Technology for Amateur Radio) DV and DD modes. A full featured Satellite mode is built-in! There are three antenna connectors, one each for 144, 430/440, and 1200 MHz.
The Icom Digital Expertise
RF Direct Sampling, for 144 MHz and 430/440 MHz, is utilized in the IC-9700. For 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 signals are processed in the digital domain, thus eliminating distortion and other nonlinear elements seen in the legacy superheterodyne receivers. The outcome is that the signal purity is very high, and clear audio can be generated.
Intuitive Touch Screen Display
The beautifully designed MENU screens enable you to navigate settings and functions with a simple touch. The expanded menu provides quick access to the Satellite 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
This is the first time for an Icom VHF/UHF transceiver to have a real-time spectrum scope and waterfall display comparable to an HF high tier transceiver. with the high-speed spectrum scope, you can instantly see the operating band condition. With a simple touch of the scope, you can tune the radio to the desired signals frequency. You can also view the receive signal history using the waterfall display.
Independent Receiver, Full Duplex Operation
The IC-9700 can simultaneously receive on two different bands, and two different modes. For example, you can receive on the 1200 MHz band in the SSB mode while receiving on the 144 MHz band in the FM mode. This function can be a significant advantage when participating in contests or searching for weak signals. Furthermore, the IC-9700 is Full Duplex, which enables you to transmit on the main band while receiving on the sub band.
Audio Scope Function
Making good use of the Audio Scope function, various audio characteristics, such as microphone compressor level, filter width, notch filter width, and keying waveform in the CW mode can be monitored. Transmit or receive audio can either be displayed on the FFT scope and the oscilloscope.
Newly Designed Power Amplifier
The power amplifier outputs stable power with high efficiency (144/430 MHz band: 100/75 watts). The cooling system prevents the PA from overheating, even when operating for a long time. That ensures reliable operation during contests. This amplifier is more energy efficient than previous models.
Almost Identical User Interface to the IC-7300
The layout of the dials and keys, and the menu screens are almost the same as the IC-7300. If you are familiar with the IC-7300, you can operate the IC-9700 without hesitation. The IC-9700 is the perfect side-by-side companion to the IC-7300, enabling operations from HF to the 1200 MHz.
D-STAR Operation Friendly Functions
The IC-9700 has the D-STAR Repeater (DR) function that has been well received by D-STAR enthusiasts. The DR function can be used on both the Main and Sub bands simultaneously to listen to two separate DV signals. Moreover, by using the DD mode, you can browse the Internet through a repeater station.
Built-in DV Gateway Functions
A static IP address can be set to the transceiver. If you set a global IP address to your router, you can use the Terminal mode or Access Point mode without
any software applications.
Comprehensive Menus for Satellite Operation
The IC-9700’s Satellite mode makes Satellite operation very easy. Even in the Satellite mode, you can use the high-quality spectrum scope.
- Normal and Reverse Tracking Functions: In addition to the Reverse Tracking function there is also a Normal Tracking function. Both functions simultaneously increase or decrease both the downlink and uplink frequencies in the same steps.
AFC Function: Automatic Frequency Control follows the frequency change caused by the Doppler effect, thus maintaining a stable receive condition.
Up to 99 Satellite Memory Channels: The IC-9700 has 99 satellite memory channels that enable you to store both uplink and downlink frequencies and operating mode. By just selecting a satellite memory channel, all of your satellite settings are completed.
- Loud and clear audio
- Compatible with the RS-BA1 Version 2 and CI-V commands
- Built-in server function
- Digital Twin PBT
- CW functions: Full break-in, CW memory keyer, CW reverse, CW auto tuning
- SD card slot
- TX/RX audio recording
- Screen capture
- ...and more!
Frequency Coverage: 144.000-148.000, 430.000-450.000, 1240.000-1300.000 MHz
Modes: SSB, CW, RTTY, AM, FM, DV, DD
Number of channels: 107 (99 Simplex + 6 Program scan edges + 2 CALL) x 3 bands, 99 (Satellite), 2000 (DR function)
Antenna Connectors: 144 MHz SO-239 (50 ohm), 430/440, 1200 MHz Type-N (50 ohm)
Power Supply Requirement: 13.8V DC (Negative Ground)
Power Consumption: TX Less than 18A (High Power), RX 1.2A typical (standby), Less than 1.8A (Maximum audio)
Frequency Resolution: 1 Hz
Dimensions: 9.4 x 3.7 x 9.4 inches (W x H x D, projections not included)
Weight: 10.4 lbs (approximate)
Transmitter Output Power
144 MHz: 0.5-100W
430/440 MHz: 0.5-75W
1200 MHz: 0.1-10W
144 MHz: 0.125-25W
430/440 MHz: 0.125-18.75W
1200 MHz: 0.025-2.5W
SSB Digital PSN modulation
FM Digital Reactance modulation
AM Digital Low Power modulation
DV Digital GMSK Reactance modulation
DD Digital Quadrature modulation
144,430/440 MHz RF Direct Sampling
1200 MHz Down Conversion IF Sampling
Intermediate frequency: 311-371 Mhz (1200 Mhz)
Audio output power: More than 2.0W (1 kHz, 10% distortion) into an 8 ohm load
Icom IC-9700 Transceiver
HM-219 hand microphone
DC Power Cable
Spare Fuse (5A)
Spare Fuse (25A)
CW key plug