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GPS Lock Your Icom IC-9700 with the Leo Bodnar Injection Board! Simple Installation & Setup!

12 August, 2020 - Reading time: 2 minutes

Introducting the Leo Bodnar IC-9700 GPS Injection Board. This board is installed into your Icom IC-9700 and solves the issue of drift and frequency stability! Best of all NO soldering is required!

From the Leo Bodnar website - https://www.leobodnar.com/shop/

"This module allows locking the ICOM IC-9700 radio transceiver internal frequency reference, to an external 49.152MHz signal. If the internal reference is locked to a GPS signal, achievable ICOM stability can be better than 1Hz on all bands. Installing this module inside the ICOM IC-9700 does not require any soldering or modification to internal circuitry. This modification is completely reversible and should not affect your warranty. This module is designed to be used and has been tested with our range of GPS reference clocks signal sources."

In this video I show the installation and setup of the board in my 9700.



Icom IC-9700 - Everything You Need to Know

25 June, 2020 - Reading time: 3 minutes

Thinking of buying a Icom IC-9700? Or own one already and want to get the most out of the rig?

This presentation was recorded at the REAST (Radio and Electronics Association of Southern Tasmania) clubrooms in Hobart, Tasmania. http://reast.asn.au/

  • Outline of the IC-9700 functionality and Operating the rig out of the box
  • Impressions
  • Frequency Stability and GPS Locking
  • 23cm operation
  • Digital/EME operation
  • Linear/Transverter operation
  • Satellite operation
  • Key configuration items that can be/need to be tweaked to improve
  • Digital modes setup video reference
  • Firmware update video reference
  • Remote Operating Software
  • RA-BA1 remote software
  • VA2FSQ remote control

Configuring the Icom IC-9700 for WSJT digital modes

18 February, 2020 - Reading time: 2 minutes

In this video we show you exactly how to setup your Icom IC-9700 for use with WSJT and to use digital modes such as FT8, JT65 or WSPR. Step by step instruction on what options to set in the IC-9700 menus and what settings are required in the WSJT-X software.

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Does the Icom IC-9700 still drift??? NEW Firmware Tested! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rhu6fRz6Z3g

How to Update Firmware on the Icom IC-9700 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=crYCBeu1yR4

Icom IC-9700 with the RS-BA1 software. Remote Control!

8 November, 2019 - Reading time: ~1 minute

Step by step instructions on setting up the Icom IC-9700 radio for use with the Icom RS-BA1 remote control software.

How to Update Firmware on the Icom IC 9700

16 October, 2019 - Reading time: 2 minutes

In this video I explain the exact steps on how to update the Icom IC 9700 firmware including formatting and setting up an SD card. The firmware updated in this was is version 1.20.


0:00 How to Update Firmware on the Icom IC 9700

1:10 Formatting the SD Card in the IC-9700

2:00 Removing the SD Card from the Radio

2:27 How to find what firmware your Icom IC-9700 is running

3:33 Finding the firmware on the Icom Japan website

4:35 Moving the firmware file to the correct folder (IC-9700 folder)

5:48 Starting the firmware upgrade process