As you may have noticed, our IC-7200 HF/50 MHz Transceiver is back! Usually when a rig is discontinued it is because the parts are no longer available. However the demand was so high for this rig, that when you asked, we were able to make it happen. I’m delighted that we can get more of these fantastic transceivers into the field.
Built for the Outdoors
A small and compact radio, the optional MB-116 front handles protect the front buttons and knobs. It also has a rear bumper that protects all the connectors on the back of the radio, helping to keep the elements out. In fact, it was the perfect transceiver for the Scouting loan stations that we put together some for local Boy Scout Councils.
While SSB, CW, and AM are go-to options, as QST noted this great transceiver is ideal for digital modes from RTTY to PSK to JT65 and more. With a built-in USB port, you can easily get everything set up with your computer for all the digital modes. We have also provided a dual-fan cooling system for trouble free and stable operation, even during high duty cycle transmission. All that makes it very well suited for digital modes.
Check out a video by Julian Frost (N3JF) to learn more about getting the IC-7200 running with digital modes.
The thing that impresses me about this rig is just how many features we have been able to pack into its small footprint. That includes IF DSP, digital IF filtering, manual notch filter, twin passband filter, noise reduction, noise blanker, and a direct digital synthesizer (DDA) for rock solid frequency control.
“The IC-7200 is a rugged, compact rig that is packed with more digital flexibility than can be discussed here. It is well suited for portable operations and will make a good HF solution for your EmComm group. It should also be considered for recreational vehicle or apartment locations where its solid performance and small footprint will be an asset.” — QST Magazine, Product Review
Get Them While They’re Back
Do not wait!! Parts obsolescence catches up with us all, including this superb transceiver. While we are hoping to continue bringing them to a store near you, do not tempt fate. This is a great rig and one you will want to add to your shack.
Ray Novak, N9JA
Senior Sales Manager
Lifetime Amateur Radio Enthusiast