Original Webpage: http://www.whuckaba.com/shack/ic706mkiig.shtml
Date Aquired: ~9/29/2005 Previous Owner(s): New Radio Current Status: Shortwave Listening Activities Satisfaction of Use: Reasonable
I have lusted after this radio for years and years and years (well okay at first the IC-706... and then its further developed brothers). Finally I came up with an excuse to get it.. I wanted to listen to NIHON HOUSOU KYOUKAI ... or maybe if you believe an anime that I am watching, the NIHON HIKIKOMORI KYOUKAI ... but thats a joke.... for those who don't know, NHK is kinda like PBS maybe? ... it is the national radio/tv station of Japan. So I had my excuse. and... yappari, aikomu desu! ... I'm an icom guy... I don't know why.. but that way, Icom was founded in 1954 by Tokuzo Inoue, and is currently located in Osaka, Japan as AIKOMU KABUSHIKI-GAISHA) ... anyhow.. To be completely honest, I really would like a IC-7000 ... but because it is .. well should be out now... it lowered the prices of the IC706mkiig.. so wound up getting it...
Anyhow, for awhile it lived in the living room as such:
I've been meaning to run a ladder line up to the gutters, and make a folded dipole setup for it, but have yet to venture out to do it. However, recently (7/16/06), I've heard that a friend N5XZD is desiring to make a 6 meter contact. So I'm thinking about making a easy to dissamble and reassemble 3 element cubical quad antenna to use for 6 meters with it. Unfourtantly the tuner I ahve for it (tuner is seperate) is a random wire tuner not a impedance match tuner, so will have to see if I can come up with a way to use it, or I'll have to wind up and get an AT-180.
So far I've mostly used it for shortwave, although I've done a little bit of 2 meter FM work with it. I may attempt to set up something for November Sweepstakes. If possible I will try to run a non-grid station to get on with the emergency power station rating.
More pictures later.
General Frequency Coverage: Receive: 0.030 - 199.999 MHz*, 400 - 470 MHz* Transmit: 1.8 - 1.999 MHz* 3.5 - 3.999 MHz* 7.0 - 7.300 MHz* 10.1 - 10.150 MHz 14.0 - 14.350 MHz 18.068 - 18.168 MHz 21.0 - 21.450 MHz 24.89 - 24.990 MHz 28.0 - 29.700 MHz 50.0 - 54.000 MHz* 144.0 - 148.000 MHz* 430.0 - 450.000 MHz*
- Varies according to version
Mode: USB, LSB, CW, RTTY (FSK), AM, FM, WFM (Rx only) Number of memory channels. : 107 (99 regular, 6 scan edges, 2 call channels) Antenna connector : SO-239x2 (for HF/50 MHz and 144/430 MHz)/50 ohms Power supply requirement: 13.8 V ± 15% (negative ground) Frequency stability: Less than ± 7ppm from 1 min. to 60 min. after power ON. After that rate of stability less than ± 1 ppm/hr. at +25 °C (+77°F). Temperature fluctuations 0°C to +50°C (+32°F to +122°F) less than ±5 ppm. Current drain: Transmit max. power 20 A; Receive standby 1.8 A, max. audio 2.0 A Usable temperature range : -10°C to 60°C (14°F to140°F) Dimensions (projections not included): 167(W) X 58(H) X 200(D) mm 6-9/16(W) X 2-9/32(H) X 7-7/8(D) in Weight: 2.45 kg (5 lb 6 oz) CI-V connector: 2 conductor, 3.5 (d) mm (1/8") ACC connector: 13 pin
Transmitter Output power: SSB/CW/RTTY/FM AM HF/50 MHz 5 - 100 W 2 - 40 W 144 MHz 2.5 - 50 W 2 - 20 W 440 MHz 2 - 20 W 2 - 8 W
Modulation system: SSB Balanced modulation AM Low level modulation FM Variable reactance modulation
Spurious emissions: Less than -60 dB (below 47.5 MHz: -50dB; 47.5 - 50 MHz: -50 to -60 dB; above 50 MHz: -60 dB) Carrier suppression: More than 40 dB Unwanted sideband: More than 50 dB Microphone connector: 8 pin modular jack (600 ohm KEY connector: 3-conductor 6.35 (d) mm (1/4") RTTY connector: 3-conductor 3.5 (d) mm (1/8")
Receiver Receive system: SSB/CW/AM/WFM: Double superheterodyne FM : Triple superheterodyne Intermediate frequencies 1st 2nd 3rd SSB/AM-N/FM 69.0115 MHz 9.0115 MHz 0.455 kHz (FM only) CW 69.0106 9.0106 - RTTY 69.0105 MHz 9.0105 MHz - AM/FM-N 69.0100 MHz 9.0100 MHz 0.455 kHz (FM only) WFM 70.7000 MHz 10.7000 MHz -
Receive sensitivity (preamp on, except 4- - 4.5 and 8 - 9 MHz) SSB/CW 10 dB S/N AM 10 dB S/N FM 12 dB SINAD WFM 12 dB SINAD 0.5 - 1.8 MHz - 13 µV - - 1.8 - 28 MHz 0.15 µV 2.0 µV - - 28 - 29.7 MHz 0.15 µV 2.0 µV 0.5 µV - 50 MHz band 0.12 µV 1.0 µV 0.25 µV - 76 - 108 MHz - - - 10.0 µV 144/440 MHz band 0.11 µV 1.0 µV 0.18 µV -
Squelch Sensitivity (threshold) SSB Less than 5.6 µV FM Less than 0.3 µV
Selectivity (normal setting) SSB, CW, RTTY More than 2.4 kHz/- 6 dB
Less than 4.8 kHz/ -60 dB
AM/FM-N More than 8.0 kHz/-6 dB
Less than 30 kHz/-36 dB
FM More than 12 kHz/-6 dB
Less than 30 kHz/-60 dB
Spurious and image rejection ratio: SSB/CW/AM - More than 70 dB Audio output power (at 13.8 V DC): More than 2.0 W at 10% distortion with an 8-ohm load RIT variable range +/-9.99 kHz PHONES connector: 3-conductor, 3.5 (d) mm (1/8")/8 ohms EXT SP connector: 2-conductor, 3.5 (d) mm (1/8")/8 ohms All stated specifications are subject to change without notice or obligation.