IC-706 Transceiver Review

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I owned the radio for two years and have now sold it. I bought the radio as I wanted a mobile radio as I spending 2.5 hours a day travelling to and from work and fancied trying mobile CW. Of course a few weeks after buying it I changed job and have not used the radio mobile. I have now replaced the radio with an FT100.

I have not used the radio on SSB/FM so cannot offer any comments. There are adjustable microphone gain and compression levels via the menu. The microphone connector required is a RJ-45 although an adapter is available as an accessory.

The radio has failed once (2 months after purchase) - an internal connector in the head unit needed to be replaced. The failure meant that after the radio was switched on it would switch itself off after a few seconds.

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