Portable Backpackable Ham Radio: Icom IC-705
This is the ultimate backpack, multi-mission transceiver that fits in your hand.
- The portable QRP transceiver covers HF, 6 metres, 2 metres and 440 MHz
- It provides up to 5 watts RF output with the supplied BL-272 battery, or up to 10 watts when operating from 12 VDC.
- QRPp 500 mW also supported.
- MicroSD port for firmware upgrade, programming, voice recording and GPS log data.
All this in an amazing 7.9 x 3.1 x 3.3 inch (20x8x8.5cm) chassis that easily fits in one hand.
And only 2.25 lbs. (1kg) (without battery)!
Includes DC power cord, BP-272 battery, speaker mic and VHF/UHF BNC whip antenna.
Bands: HF/50/144/430 MHz All Mode (0.5-148 Mhz)
From HF to 50/144/430 MHz, you can enjoy a variety of bands in D-STAR DV, SSB, CW, AM and FM modes. The IC-705 receives continuously from the medium wave broadcast band to 144 MHz band. You can also enjoy FM Broadcast band reception.
Reduced distortion with the RF Direct Sampling System (Down conv. sampling for >25 MHz)
The IC-705 uses the RF direct sampling method matured in the IC-7300, IC-7610, and IC-9700.
This method greatly reduces distortion. The high speed/high resolution real-time spectrum scrope and waterfall display are incorporated in a compact design for the first time in this class.
Real-Time Spectrum Scope and Waterfall Display
The IC-705 inherits the performance and functions of the highly-acclaimed IC-7300 and IC-9700 scopes. You can visually figure out the band condition and check clear frequencies. It takes you to the next level beyond traditional field operation.
Large Touch Screen Color Display
The large 4.3 inch touch screen colour display is the same size as the one used in the IC-9700. It dramatically improves visibility and operability in the fields.
Compact and Lightweight Design
The compact and lightweight design enables you to hold it with one hand.
"Base station radio" performance and functions are packaged in a compact size of apporoximately 20 cm, 7.9 in (W) x 8 cm, 3.1 (H) x 8.5 cm, 3.3 in (D). The weight is approximately 1 kg (excluding battery pack and antenna). Its compact and lightweight design enables you to hold it with one hand.
Battery: BP-272 Battery Pack or 13.8 V DC External Power Supply
The BP-272 Li-ion battery pack comes with the IC-705. This is the same battery pack used in the ID-51 and ID-31 Handheld transceivers. Of course, a 13.8 V DC external power supply can be used, too.
Max. Output Power 10 W (13.8 V DC), 5 W (BP-272) Supports QRP/QRPp Operations
Despite being a portable radio, it achieves the maximum output power of 10 W with a 13.8 V DC external power supply. When the standard BP-272 Li-ion battery pack is used, operation at the maximum output power of 5 W is possible. True 5 watt QRP as well as 0.5 watt QRP are supported.
Bluetooth and Wireless LAN
Bluetooth and wireless LAN are built-in. They can be used for smartphone linking and remote control, and also Bluetooth headset.
GPS Antenna and GPS Logger
A High-performance GPS antenna is incorporated. In the D-STAR DV mode, you can send and receive location information while communicating. This high-performance GPS enables various functions such as GPS log function and repeater search function.
microSD Card Slot
The IC-705 is equipped with a microSD card slot that can be used for firmware upgrades, programming and so on, as well as voice recordings and savings GPS log data.
Full Equipped D-STAR Funtions
The IC-705 is fully equipped with functions to enjoy D-STAR comfortably, such as the DR function and Terminal Mode/Access Point Mode. In addition, you can send/receive and view saved photos using only the IC-705-without any application software.
Antenna and SP-Mic Come Standard
A whip antenna for VHF/UHF and speaker-microphone come standard. The speaker-microphone is equipped with programmable buttons assignable to various functions, such as frequency adjustment and volume control.
Optional Backpack, LC-192, Ideal for Filed Operations
The IC-705 fits perfectly in the optional dedicated LC-192 multi-function backpack. It has various functions, such as holes for the antenna and the holes for passing through coaxial cable and microphone cable. You can easily operate the IC-705 with it in the backpack.