Adding the new 160m band for JA hams is causing delays with delivery expected to Rocket radio in Tokyo end of June
This will cover 430-440 Mhz as the JA version pending FCC approvals for the 440-450 Mhz band segment
UK will offer the awesome 4M band which is in between 2m and 6m (no PMR offfering)
Thank you for your continued support of ICOM products.
Regarding the HF-430MHz all-mode 10W transceiver “IC-705” that was scheduled to be released in late March 2020, in addition to delays in parts arrival due to the spread of new coronavirus infection, a part of the current radio station license procedure rules Due to various procedures related to reacquisition of the technical standard conformity certification number due to the revision, production was postponed. As a result, delivery of the product is delayed, causing a great deal of inconvenience to many customers. Deeply apologize.
With the completion of the acquisition of the new technical standard conformity certification number and the mass production system in place, we will start shipping the display machines for dealers. For customers who have already reserved, we will deliver it after mid-June, so please wait for a while.
The technique number for the new product IC-705 has been changed. We apologize for the inconvenience, but it is necessary for customers who applied for a license / change with the old IC-705 number to apply for a technique number change (transmitter replacement application). So I will let you know.
We have re-applied for the technical standard conformity certification of IC-705, because the radio wave type such as J3E is permitted in the 1.9MHz band by the legal revision on April 21, this year.
The re-examination has been completed, and the approval number for IC-705 is now “002-200001” instead of “002-190006” that was previously posted on our website.
Therefore, we apologize for the inconvenience caused to customers who have already applied for a license / change application with the old skill number “002-190006”. (Transmitter replacement application) is required.
We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused to our customers who were preparing for the release. Please consider the situation carefully and respond accordingly.
<Notes on license application / change application>
With the recent revision of the law, it is now possible to operate in the SSB / AM / RTTY mode in addition to the conventional CW in the 1.9 MHz band. With the IC-705, it is now possible to operate 4MA in a 1.9MHz band with a 4 amateur license. Please fill in the application form as shown below.
|3 amateurs or more
||3MA A3E J3E 10W
||4MA A3E J3E 10W
Due to the revision of the Radio Law in which public comments are currently being sought, the contents of the collective code are planned to be changed, but at present, A3E and J3E are not included in the collective code (3MA, 4MA), so the above Please fill in.
Icom Announces Delay in Delivery of New IC-705 Transceiver
04/06/2020Icom has announced that delivery of the new IC-705 HF – 430 MHz all-mode 10 W transceiver, which was scheduled to be released in March, has been pushed back to later this year because the coronavirus pandemic has delayed the delivery of some components. “We are sorry to share this disappointing news,” Icom said, “and as soon as we have more information, we will post it on our website and social media pages.” Many radio amateurs had made reservations for the IC-705.