Icom 7610 Memory Operation


I'm an Amateur Radio enthusiast. I love the hobby and experimenting with radios, antennas and software. On my YouTube channel I upload videos on the Icom 7300 and Icom 7610 along with Ham radio software programs. I hope to inspire people to try new things in Amateur Radio.

8 Responses

  1. Eric says:

    So where is your heart, Rich? Do you prefer the 7610 or 7300? Do you really have a need for both? Curious… I have a 7300 but am very much interested in the 7610. I just do not have a need for both.

    • K0PIR says:

      Hi Eric,

      HNY and thanks for commenting. It’s nice to hear from you.

      I prefer the Icom 7610 over the 7300. It’s a better quality transceiver and has so much more than the 7300.

      I kept the 7300 for camping and portable use. I used it last summer in the camper and during Field Day.

      The 7610 (RX:3.0A standby) draws a lot more power than the 7300 (Rx:0.9A standby), so I don’t think the 7610 would be very good for portable operation in my case. It’s not going in my camper anytime soon LOL.

      Right now I have them side by side and it gives me the opportunity to enjoy them both. The 7300 will be moving to the camper this spring though.

      Thanks again and best 73,

      Rich, K0PIR

  2. Eric says:

    I can appreciate that. I look forward to the day I can get my 7610. Until then, the 7300 is the finest radio I’ve had.

    Thanks for the awesome and quite helpful videos. Keep them coming, sir.


  3. Brad, N6GR says:

    Great Video as always. I am a little confused about the Drive control in the quick menu and how it relates to ALC and MIC in SSB. (IC-7610) I noticed you can lower the ALC by reducing drive control in digital modes as well.

    I am not sure the best setup for SSB. Maybe a video?

    • K0PIR says:

      Hi Brad,

      Good question and good idea. I set my Drive Gain level according to the manual. It’s on page 9 of the advanced manual. It says it can be used in all modes. Other than that I have not messed with it.

      I have seen comments where Hams have it set too low and then the actual power output doesn’t match closely to the setting “RF POWER” using the Multi knob.

      BTW, mine is 46% and I believe I set mine using CW mode. I’ll see what else I can dig up on it and maybe a video later.

      Thanks for commenting Brad and visiting this website.

      Best 73,
      Rich, K0PIR

  4. Arthur C Peterson says:

    I like the new table and the setup and the tv on the wall. How about a shop tour? Looks like everything work well. Thanks. Art kb7fxj in Alaska

    • K0PIR says:

      Hi Art,

      Nice to hear from you and thank you for commenting.

      I am getting another mic boom arm and I have a few things to get done, but it’s always a work in progress, isn’t it? The shack toutr will be coming soon.

      Thanks and best wishes to your and yours.

      Rich, K0PIR

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