[CQ-Contest] IC-756PRO, some details
Henry A Pollock
k4tmc at juno.com
Tue Nov 30 20:26:19 EST 1999
Just got the latest AES catalog (Winter 1999-2000) today. On the back
cover is an ad for the new IC756PRO. Visibly, it first looks just like
the original 756 except for a color LCD display versus the old black(or
blue?)/white. The ad indicates that it will be available in Spring 2000.
No price was listed in the catalog. As far as I could see, there were
physically no new controls or switches added. The most obvious change
with the controls were that the variable APF is now a variable Notch, and
some of the switches have different functions. The ad also includes a
full-size picture of the display screen.
The text writeup is:
Newly designed 32 bit floating point DSP
- AGC loop operation
- Digital IF filter, 51 selectable bandwidths
- Low distortion RF type speech compressor
- Built-in RTTY demodulator / dual peak APF
- Microphone equalizer
- Manual notch function
- Noise reduction
TFT 5 inch color LCD
- Dual frequency display
- Memory frequency / memory name
- IF filter bandwidth
- RTTY tuning indicator / received character
- Voice memory / CW memory keyer
8 channel digital voice memory
Digital twin pass band tuning (PBT)
And then what may be from the standard 756:
all HF bands + 6 meters
USB, LSB, CW, RTTY, AM, FM
100 watts variable output
real time spectrum scope
triple band stacking register
built-in memory / electronic keyer
built-in auto antenna tuner (6m)
The fine print indicates that FCC approval is still pending.
BTW, I have no connection with Icom or AES. Just providing this info
based on an earlier thread about the new rig.
Henry Pollock - K4TMC
k4tmc at juno.com
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