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Yaesu FT 991A vs Icom IC 7300 - Which Radio Should You Buy?

3 August, 2021 - Reading time: 2 minutes

I get asked this question a lot! Which radio should you buy, the Yaesu FT-991A or the Icom IC-7300, both great radios for the starting ham.

In this video I hope to answer that question and show the key similarities, differences and specifications that I looked at when comparing the two radios.

Brochures:

Icom IC-7300 - https://www.icomamerica.com/en/downloads/DownloadDocument.aspx?Document=768

Yaesu FT-991A - https://www.yaesu.com/downloadFile.cfm?FileID=9550&FileCatID=156&FileName=FT%2D991A%5FEN%5Fweb.pdf&FileContentType=application%2Fpdf


Icom IC-7300 SETUP for WSJT/FT8 Digital Modes (Easy and Simple)

6 June, 2021 - Reading time: 2 minutes

Got a Icom IC-7300 you want to use on digital? I will show you exactly how to setup your Icom IC-7300 for use with WSJT-X and other digital modes such as FT8.

These are my settings on my radio that work perfectly for WSJT-X.

See below details on CI-V control and Split

The baudrate you use in WSJT-X is dependant on if CI-V USB Port is set to Unlink from [Remote] or Link to [Remote].

Link to [Remote] = Use the CI-V Baud Rate on Page 1 of the CI-V menu

Unlink from [Remote = Use the CI-V USB Baud Rate on Page 2 of the CI-V Menu

When setting Split in WSJT-X

"Either method (Rig or Fake it) will result in a cleaner transmitted signal, by keeping the Tx audio always in the range 1500 to 2000 Hz so that audio harmonics cannot pass through the Tx sideband filter"


My Thoughts and Review of the Icom IC-7300 - The Best HF/6m Ham Radio!

17 August, 2020 - Reading time: ~1 minute

What can I say, the Icom IC-7300 is an amazing radio! I'm glad that I purchased this radio and can't wait to use it more. I believe that it is the best HF/6m ham radio that I have owned.

In this video I describe my thoughts and review what I most like about the Icom IC-7300 and the things that I also dislike. Do you own a Icom IC-7300? What do you think?