Once again, we are honored and excited to present a new Icom HF/6m transceiver.
The above photo illustrates the IC-7600 as presented at Tokyo HamFair 2008. The IC-7600 is a 100W-class HF/6m HF transceiver, utilizing Icom's well-known and proven IF-DSP architecture and feature set. Note the large TFT display screen. More information will be provided here as it becomes available.
The IC-7600 received FCC certification on February 9, 2009. FCC ID: AFJ307300.
In the photo below, it will be noted that the elimination of the moving-coil meter has freed up sufficient front-panel space to accommodate the IC-7600's larger TFT display.
13.8V, 100W-class HF/6m transceiver
4-pin DC power connector on rear panel
3 roofing filters: 15, 6 and 3 kHz
+30 dBm IP3
PIN Diode switched RF bandpass filters, common to RX and TX
Single USB port on front (USB thumb drive/keyboard, TBD)
Single USB port on rear (Rig Control)
APF/TPF (CW Audio Peak Filter/RTTY Twin Peak Filter)
Separate RX-OUT and RX-IN antenna ports
Audio controls similar to IC-7700
Spectrum Scope features identical to IC-7700
DSP Noise Blanker similar to IC-7700
AM/CW auto tune
IF filters and Twin PBT fully adjustable in AM mode
Preamps 1 & 2 also usable below 1.6 MHz
Items not fitted:
*Performance in DW reduced due to RF BPF bandwidth if signals are on different bands
Translation of Icom Japan IC-7600 Press Release* by N. Oba JA7UDE
*with additional information from CQTOPIX
My IC-7600 User Review and Test Report (PDF)
Full USB control of the IC-7600 with Ham Radio Deluxe (ver. 4 & 5) by Matt KK5DR
George K5JZ's IC-7600 User Review
Don AA5AU's IC-7600 Page and E4X with the IC-7600's 200 Hz RTTY filter
Dave N9EWO's IC-7600 Review (from an SWL and amateur perspective)
IC-7600 FCC Certification. Enter Grantee Code: AFJ and Product Code: 307300
IC-7600 compared to other Icom HF radios
AGC in the IC-756Pro3, IC-7600, IC-7700 and IC-7800
AGC and Noise Blanker in an IF-DSP Receiver
IC-7600 Noise Blanker Demo: WWV with severe impulse noise. NB off NB on
IC-7600 APF Demo
IC-7600 Demos by VA7OJ at Dayton 2009: Demo 1 Demo 2 (YouTube Video by Isiah Gates)
IC-7600 CW Filter Demo (YouTube video by IK1LBO)
The IC-7700 Spectrum Scope: RBW & Grass Levels (also applicable to the IC-7600)
Yahoo! IC-7600 Group
Tokyo Hamfair 2008
CQ Ham Radio 1/2009 IC-7600 Announcement (in English)
Icom Japan IC-7600 Press Release (in English)
Icom Japan IC-7600 Page (in English)
Icom America IC-7600 Page & Brochure
Japanese-English Translation Tool
IC-7600 Firmware Update (v1.11, which is the current version)
Additional functions for CI-V commands (ex. CW message) are provided to support the RS-BA1.
A new additional feature, the Time-Out Timer (TOT) function.
Improvement of firmware Ver.1.10.
Download the IC-7600 v1.11 Firmware Manual mirror (PDF)Note on USB Memory Drives - removing proprietary formatting
Download the USB Driver (v1.10)
Download USB Driver Guide (PDF)
Driver information for Silicon Labs USB/UART Bridge (Windows, Mac, Linux)
TI PCM2901 USB Codec information
IC-7600 Scope IF Tap for RTL-SDR - by Stefan Wagener VE4NSA
Video: IC-7600 RTL-SDR RTTY 20m Ham Radio - by Stefan Wagener VE4NSA [mirror]
Icom Scope Display using HDSDR - by Harry Tankin WE1X [mirror]
Text copyright © 2008-2013 A. Farson VA7OJ/AB4OJ. Image copyright rests with respective authors. All rights reserved.
Last updated: 07/01/2014