Icom 7300 One Month Review


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4 Responses

  1. Albert Withrow says:

    Hello Rich,
    One problem I have with the 7300 using HRD is that when I transmit, the radio and HRD disconnect. Everything else works perfectly until I transmit. I am only using the USB connection for phone-no digital at this time. SWR is usually 1.1/1.0, mic gain is 32%, compression is 5 and rf power is 84%.
    I am baffled.
    Do you have any ideas?
    Thanks in advance.
    Albert W2CAW

    • K0PIR says:

      Hi Albert,

      Nice to hear from you and thanks for visiting here.

      I would suspect the USB cable. I was using a 10′ cable and it gave me problems on 40 Meters.

      Is the radio grounded? Does it happen on every band? Can you try some ferrite on the USB cable or try a different cable? How about moving the computer further away from the radio? Route the USB cable away from the radio.

      What happens when you key up with only 5 watts?

      Rich, K0PIR

  2. Robert Fleming says:

    the waterfall is WAY to SLOW can it be sped up ?

  3. K0PIR says:

    Hi Robert,

    Thanks for coming by and thank you for commenting here.

    Yes it can be sped up. It has slow, medium and fast.

    On the soft menu below the waterfall go to the 2nd menu and you will see SPEED. That’s where you can set it.

    I hope you find this useful and thank you again. Best 73!

    Rich, K0PIR

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