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How to set an Opening Picture on the Icom IC-705

2 November, 2020 - Reading time: 3 minutes

The Icom IC-705 has the ability to set a opening picture that is briefly displayed at power ON. To set the displayed picture, a microSD card is required and the picture converted to a format that the IC-705 can read.

In this video I show the simple steps to convert a picture using Windows and Irfanview and load up a startup picture.



Icom IC-705 Basic Setup and Overview


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Does the Icom IC-705 Drift? Test and Results HERE!

17 October, 2020 - Reading time: ~1 minute

Does the Icom IC-705 drift in frequency? The results may surprise you! In this video I put that to the test with my IC-705 using WSPR.

The radio was set to transmit 5W and received by my GPS locked IC-9700 at my remote station.

Icom IC-705, IC-7300 and IC-9700 Waterfall Setup for Weak Signals

6 October, 2020 - Reading time: ~1 minute

In this video, I show the waterfall display options I use on the Icom IC-705 to find weak signal stations. This not only works for the IC-705 but also the IC-7300 and IC-9700.

What settings do you use?

Icom IC-705 Basic Setup and Overview

6 October, 2020 - Reading time: ~1 minute

In this video I go over some basics of the Icom IC-705 setup and provide an overview of some settings that are present in the radio.

How To Update the Firmware on the Icom IC-705

21 September, 2020 - Reading time: 2 minutes

In this video I explain the exact steps on how to update the Icom IC-705 firmware including formatting and setting up an SD card. The firmware updated in this video is version 1.11.

To find firmware updates for the IC-705 go to the Icom Japan website.

Icom Firmware Updates / Software Downloads


1.12 Firmware (18/09/2020)