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USB-C on the Icom IC-705

7 January, 2024 - Reading time: ~1 minute

One issue I have with the Icom IC-705 was the lack of a USB-C connector for charging and data transfer. In addition, the amplifier keying lines were a little underpowered with limitations in current draw. This upgrade fixes all of these issues.

👉 https://shop.ihelpu.tech/products/icom-ic-705-usb-c-control-board-upgrade

Why Buy the Icom IC-705? | Review and Feature Overview

19 July, 2021 - Reading time: 2 minutes

I've had the Icom IC-705 for nearly a year now and recently Steve KM9G from Temporarily Offline Ham Radio  purchased one.

In this stream we'll be covering:

  • How the radio has performed over the past year
  • What can you or have you used the radio for?
  • Nifty Features that you may not be aware of
  • Basic Setup - Tips, Tricks, Hints on operation
  • Must have additional accessories + More!

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?