At Orlando Hamcation 2020 is presented a new IC-705, the rig will be released in April of this year (hopefully). The small package offers a lots of functions, like a big base station. A new rig can also be a interesting for microwave transverters. Supported will be 0.5W output mode what is useable for many transverters. We can’t find info about frequency stability. The rig has in-built GPS but probably not used for frequency stabilization. The price in Germany starts at 1498,00 Euros.
HF/50/144/430 MHz All Mode
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 and air band reception.
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 QRPp are supported.
RF Direct Sampling System
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 scope and waterfall display are incorporated in a compact design for the rst time in this class. * Down-conversion IF sampling method for 25 MHz and above
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 color display is the same size as the one used in the IC-7300 and IC-9700. It dramatically improves visibility and operability in the fields
Bluetooth® and Wireless LAN
Bluetooth® and wireless LAN are built-in. They can be used for smartphone linking and remote control, and also for Bluetooth® headsets.
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 rmware upgrades, programming and so on, as well as voice recordings and saving GPS log data.
Full Equipped D-STAR Functions
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.
Compact and Lightweight Design
“Base station radio” performance and functions are packaged in a compact size of approximately 20 cm, 7.9 in (W) × 8 cm, 3.1in (H) × 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.
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.