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Old November 17th, 2005, 03:17 PM
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This is probably the holy grail...

Not yet approved by the FCC....retailing in the $1500 range...can receive and display TV...ICOM
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Old November 17th, 2005, 03:19 PM
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Correction...just approved...available in time for Chrimbo...
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Old November 17th, 2005, 03:41 PM
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TV? Damn.

Audio only or actual moving picture? I checked out the Icom site and didn't see anything there about TV.
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Old November 17th, 2005, 03:46 PM
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Yeah actual moving...I saw it on a japanese website...they had the NHK news on it....well cool.
I must go and get my ham license...even though the rig above would be overkill for most users...it sure looks like you could talk to the space station with it...

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Old November 17th, 2005, 03:51 PM
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Wow.
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Old November 28th, 2005, 09:02 PM
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Jack, I don't know if it's too late, but if your customer hasn't purchased his mobile unit yet, you might have him check out this Holy Grail set-up:






When you think about it, it's really not any more ridiculous than those car audio set-ups you see in the car stereo magazines.
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Old November 29th, 2005, 12:28 PM
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LOL!
Awsome.

I think that was pretty much what he was hoping for, along with absolutely no understanding of how to use any of it.
oh well.
he ended up with the ICOM 706.
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Old November 29th, 2005, 12:39 PM
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I'd love to see the face of the driver if the airbag ever deployed with that stupid monitor right on the steering wheel. Moronic.
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Old November 29th, 2005, 01:00 PM
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Craig, I was thinking the same thing. In the first picture, though, the monitor isn't on the steering wheel. I suspect that it is setup for easy on/off.

It's still way geeky.
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Old November 29th, 2005, 08:29 PM
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i would think any serious communication is done with the car parked?
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Old December 1st, 2005, 02:07 PM
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Craig Kobayashi
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Originally Posted by hochung
i would think any serious communication is done with the car parked?

Maybe so, but then wouldn't it just be easier to put all the radio stuff in the cargo area? Either way that setup is just hideous.
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Old December 19th, 2005, 08:41 AM
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Here's a review of the Icom 7000:


http://www.qrz.com/ib-bin/ikonboard....T&f=3&t=108633


It appears the USA version has the TV broadcoast video blocked out. I don't know if the TV broadcast video may be restored with a diode removal. Time will tell.
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Old December 19th, 2005, 10:10 AM
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That looks pretty cool. I like the fact that it's smaller than the 706. That color display looks really nice. Maybe there's hope for the control-face installation of that unit. Maybe when I win the lottery...
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Old December 19th, 2005, 12:39 PM
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I wonder if the 7000's display colors can be changed. Here's a pic of the display:




It would be cool if the 700's display could be changed to green background and black letters. That way, it would match the Land Rover interior better. Other than the display, the 7000 looks nice enough. If it were green with black letters, the 7000 would look almost like a 706 but would be slightly smaller (the 706 is huge).
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Old December 19th, 2005, 12:43 PM
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MUST R E S I S T P U R C H A S E B E F O R E P A S S I N G E X A M....AARrggghhh

From the review and its capabilities and simply on is looks...I sure am having a hard time not just buying one and installing it just to fawn over it till I get licensed...

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Old December 19th, 2005, 12:55 PM
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Definitely get your license first.

That you can you avoid this potentially embarrassing scenario:


Marcus: "Hello, I'd like to buy the new Icom 7000."
Ham Shop: "Oh man, you will love that radio. It's just awesome. OK, so we have one Icom 7000. Anything else for you today?"
Marcus: "No, that's it."
Ham Shop: "Great. What's your call sign?"
Marcus: "Uh...."
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Old December 19th, 2005, 01:10 PM
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Craig Kobayashi
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Damn, you're going to get that IC-7000? That's bad ass.

Definitely get licensed first. Maybe it's because I'm still so new to it, but there's a little rush I get when giving my call that's like the feeling I got when I had to provide ID for bought alcohol the first time after turning 21... Hehehe
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Old December 19th, 2005, 01:26 PM
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Quote:
Originally Posted by koby
That looks pretty cool. I like the fact that it's smaller than the 706. That color display looks really nice. Maybe there's hope for the control-face installation of that unit. Maybe when I win the lottery...

You could always use one of the car stereos with a 6.5" motorised:



Interesting thread on Discoweb on the above install:
http://www.discoweb.org/forums/showt...highlight=avic

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Old December 19th, 2005, 01:45 PM
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Oh no. Yuck.

I'll never use an external display. I was talking about the control-head of the radio itself:



I like the 706MkIIG control face, but it's a bit large and that limits installation location options. I'm digging the fact that the IC-7000 is a little bit smaller than the 706.
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Old December 19th, 2005, 04:41 PM
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Originally Posted by koby
Oh no. Yuck.

I'll never use an external display. I was talking about the control-head of the radio itself:

I like the 706MkIIG control face, but it's a bit large and that limits installation location options. I'm digging the fact that the IC-7000 is a little bit smaller than the 706.

If it's any help, I have my Yaesu FT-857 mounted in front of the DiffLock and the dimensions are 6.1" (W) x 2.0" (H) vs. the IC-7000 at 6-9/16(W) X 2-9/32(H)



I needed to get at the sides of the head and that doesn't look to be a need with the Icom.

The guy at the amateur radio shop I was buying from let be take the head out to the truck to try it in a couple of locations. Trusting soul.

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Old December 19th, 2005, 04:46 PM
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Craig you need to get this radio!!!! Then you can have the 7k to go with the 4k all mounted on your 2k!
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Old December 19th, 2005, 05:29 PM
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Originally Posted by vabiro


That's the first location that came to mind for a 706MkIIG/7000 install. I am however very hesitant to obstruct the CDL placard, so for now let's rule that location out.

I need to take John's control face out to my Disco one of these days to play with installation locations.
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Old December 19th, 2005, 05:37 PM
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Originally Posted by traveltoad
Craig you need to get this radio!!!! Then you can have the 7k to go with the 4k all mounted on your 2k!

That almost works... I prefer a more letters worked into the equation:

I think this works better:

Using the 24K and 706MkIIG while in my D2 to locate KI6BHW and KI6BCA.

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Old December 19th, 2005, 07:48 PM
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I'm not feeling it on the 7000. It would be too futuristic looking in my Defender. I much prefer the Old School look of the 706:




Even on newer Rovers like the Disco, the 706 would be a nice match. This is Ho's Disco:




The clock, climate control, stereo, binncle, and switches all glow green at night. The 706 matches these really well I think. The 7000 is too high-tech looking for me. We'll know more as the 7000 becomes more established. If the display can be made to be green with black letters, it would match the Rover interiors better. It would also match this better:


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Old December 20th, 2005, 06:38 AM
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Originally Posted by johnlee

The clock, climate control, stereo, binncle, and switches all glow green at night. The 706 matches these really well I think. The 7000 is too high-tech looking for me. We'll know more as the 7000 becomes more established. If the display can be made to be green with black letters, it would match the Rover interiors better. It would also match this better:



Here are the three display types available on the 7000:


There is also two font styles. The truth is, I would have thought this would have been more versitile.

My FT-857 has a 32 colour display, and I thought that was the direction all the manufacturers were going.

Victor
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