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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.
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"
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?