Icom 7300 Firmware V1.40 – 3 Big Improvements
Just last week Icom 7300 users were given new firmware, Icom 7300 firmware V1.40. Three big improvements were included in this update that I really like. So, if you haven’t, updating the firmware is a good idea. Let me show you the 3 big improvements. Here is the complete instructions from Icom.
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1. Icom 7300 Scope Scroll Mode
This is something we have all been waiting for, scroll mode added in the Icom 7300 firmware. Instead of having to change edges or spans to find our frequency indicator (line) on the Icom 7300, the scope now will scroll over automatically. I like how they improved this.
Touch [CENT/FIX] for 1 second to select the Scroll mode. See the video below.
In addition to adding scroll they also increased the maximum number of Fixed Edges for each
band from 3 to 4.
2. PRESET Menu
[PRESET] is added to the second page of the MENU screen. You can save a combination of settings to quickly change, depending on your operating needs.
I am using the default (normal and FT8 with some changes) until I can think of other ways to use it. See the screen captures below.
Note: When creating a preset, don’t forget to “Write” the settings. See last screen capture from above. If you load a Preset and change bands it unloads automatically. If you power the radio off the Preset will unload.
Note: For digital mode Presets you will still need to manually turn off NB, NR and set AGC to fast or off.
What I find better than the Icom 7300 PRESET Menu is the HRD DM780 preset for digital operation. I did a video a while back, so if you use HRD and DM780 that may be better for you. See: DM780 Macros – Quickly Set Your Radio for Digital Mode Operation
3. Multi-function Dial
I don’t know how many hams have complained about radios that don’t have a power knob for easy access to adjusting power, but Icom just fixed that with Icom 7300 Firmware V1.40.
When the Multi-function menu is closed, MULTI can be enabled to adjust functions by pushing or touching the item for 1 second on the Multi-function menus. The function is displayed in the upper right corner of the screen.
I am using mine to control the RF PWR.
Icom 7300 Firmware V1.40 Video
5 Minute Firmware Update
If you have any questions, comments or solutions, please comment below. I prefer the comment section here or in YouTube over e-mail because your comments and questions will help others as well.
How are you using the Presets and Multi-knob? Please post your comments below.