Unboxing the Icom IC-705
ICOM’s “IC-705” is a portable device that covers the HF to 430MHz band in all modes. As previously reported , Wakayama Icom Arita Factory made its first shipment to the whole country on the afternoon of June 19th (Friday), and it seems that it arrived at the wireless shop in the early morning of Saturday, June 20th in the early areas . Since the hamlife.jp staff also received it at the local shop, I will post the usual “opening report”.
The main body size of IC-705 (excluding protrusions) is 200W x 83.5H x 82Dmm, and the main body weight (including attached battery) is about 1.1kg. Perhaps because of that, the box of IC-705 handed over at the wireless shop was surprisingly small (measured approximately 270 W x 225 H x 175 Dmm) and light (measured approximately 2.14 kg).
There was a thin tray when the lid on the top was opened, and there was a warranty card, an instruction manual, a postcard for user registration, a errata for the instruction manual, a license application entry guide, and a JARL enrollment guide.
The attached battery pack (BP-272) had a capacity of 1880mAh, and had a capacity of about 1/3 when shipped. The battery itself is made in Japan, but it says “ASSEMBLED IN CHINA”. The speaker microphone that fits comfortably in your hand is made in China. The angle of the clip with the Icom logo on the back can be changed. The PTT has an unexpectedly strong spring impression.
A sticker with a serial number is attached to the battery pack mounting part on the back of the main unit. The construction design certification number (technical suitability number) is 002-200001, and Icom has recertified the certification for 1.8MHz band SSB. Please note that the power will not turn on unless you firmly attach the battery pack’s claws so that it clicks.
When the battery pack is attached and the POWER button on the front panel is pressed, the power turns on and the 14.100MHz display appears after the opening screen. GPS positioning started immediately. By the way, the firmware installed is “Version 1.08”. Since it is the same version that Icom released on its website on June 19, there is no need to upgrade the firmware at this time.
Click here for the LC-192 multi bag we received together. It was surprisingly light and compact.
By the way, the IC-705 reservation privilege, the rice cracker, has not been opened yet. Some people also worried that “Is the expiration date for tiled rice crackers on the IC-705 postponed?”, but it was confirmed that the stated expiration date was September 15, 2020, which is a sufficient number of days.