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ICOM IC-9700 All Mode, Direct Sampling Tri-Band Transceiver 144, 430/440 And 1200MHz


Built with the VHF/UHF weak signal operator in mind, the IC-9700 is an RF direct sampling receiver for 2m and 70cm. The IF receiver consists of a single, down conversion for 23cm that is between 311 – 371MHz. This design provides a quiet receiver due to Icom’s DSP technology. The robust PA provides 100W on 2m, 75W on 70cm, and 10W on 23cm.


Band Management


In addition to band specific memory channels, the IC-9700 allows band specific receiver and transmitter settings. For transmit, users can make adjustments to RF power, TX power Limit, Limit Power, and TX Delay by band. Basic receiver settings, like the Noise Blanker, Noise Reduction, and others can be tweaked by band with a dynamic Notch and Filter setup by band/mode.


Other Planned Features Include:


  • All mode, tri-band transceiver covering 144, 430/440 as well as 1200MHz
  • Supports CW/AM/SSB/SM/RTTY and D-STAR DV and DD modes
  • Digital Data (DD) mode provides 128 kbps data communication
  • PA provides a powerful 100W (144 MHz), 75W (430/440 MHz) and 10W (1200 MHz) output
  • 4.3" touch screen color TFT LCD
  • Smooth satellite operation with normal/reverse tracking and 99 satellite channels
  • Real-time, high-speed spectrum scope & waterfall display
  • Dualwatch operation and full-duplex operation in the satellite mode
  • Supports 2 wave simultaneous reception (different band / different mode), full duplex operation.
  • D-STAR Terminal and Access Point mode (RS-MS3A/W)
  • Dual D-STAR receive (decodes two voice streams simultaneously)
  • Full duplex operation/Dual Watch (no V/V or U/U Capability)
  • Main or Sub-Band Scope (Center/Fix mode +/-500kHz Center Mode)
  • Audio Scope
  • CW full break-n
  • 0.5ppm frequency stability with 10MHz external reference input
  • Voice Recording/playback function (SD Memory Card)
  • Ethernet Port (Internal RS-BA1 Server)
  • USB audio and control connection
  • DR Memories: 2,500


  • Icom IC-9700
  • HM-219 hand microphone
  • DC Power Cable


Frequency coverage 144.000–148.000, 430.000–450.000, 1240.000–1300.000 MHz
Number of channels 107 (99 Simplex + 6 Program scan edges + 2 CALL) × 3 bands, 99 (Satellite) , 2000 (DR function)
Antenna connectors 144 MHz SO-239 (50 Ω),
430/440, 1200 MHz Type-N (50 Ω)
Power supply requirement 13.8 V DC ±15% (Negative ground)
Operating temperature range −10 °C to + 60 °C; 14 °F to 140 °F
Frequency stability Less than ± 0.5 ppm (–10°C to + 60°C; 14°F to 140°F)
Frequency resolution 1 Hz
Power consumption

Less than 18 A (High power)
1.2 A typical (Standby), Less than 1.8 A (Maximum audio)
Dimensions (W×H×D)
(projections not included)
240 × 94 × 238 mm, 
9.4 × 3.7 × 9.4 in
Weight (approx.) 4.7 kg, 10.4 lb (approximate)
Output power 
144 MHz
430/440 MHz
1200 MHz
0.5–100 W
0.5–75 W
0.1–10 W
0.125–25 W
0.125–18.75 W
0.025–2.5 W
Modulation system

Digital PSN modulation
Digital Reactance modulation
Digital Low Power modulation
Digital GMSK Reactance modulation
Digital Quadrature modulation
Spurious emission
144 MHz
430/440 MHz
1200 MHz
Less than –63 dB
Less than –61.8 dB
Less than −53 dB
Out-of-band emission
Less than −60 dB
Less than −60 dB
Less than −50 dB
Carrier suppression More than 50 dB
Unwanted sideband More than 50 dB
Microphone impedance 600 Ω
Receiver system 144, 430/440 MHz RF Direct Sampling
1200 MHz Down Conversion IF Sampling
Intermediate frequencies 311–371 MHz (1200 MHz)
Sensitivity (Preamp: ON, Filter: SOFT):
SSB/CW (10 dB S/N)
AM (10 dB S/N)
FM (12 dB SINAD)
DV (1% BER) (PN9)
DD (1% BER) (PN9)

Less than 0.11 μV
Less than 1.0 μV
Less than 0.18 μV
Less than 0.35 μV
Less than 1.59 μV
Selectivity (Filter shape: Sharp) 
SSB (BW: 2.4 kHz)
CW (BW: 500 Hz)
RTTY (BW: 500 Hz)
AM (BW: 6 kHz)
FM (BW: 15 kHz)
DV (12.5 kHz spacing)
DD (300 kHz spacing)
More than
2.4 kHz/−3 dB
500 Hz/−3 dB
500 Hz/−3 dB
6 kHz/−3 dB
12 kHz/−6 dB
−50 dB
−40 dB
Less than
3.6 kHz/–60 dB
700 Hz/–60 dB
700 Hz/–60 dB
15 kHz/–60 dB
20 kHz/–60 dB
Spurious and image rejection ratio

144, 430/440 MHz More than 70 dB, 1200 MHz More than 50 dB
144, 430/440 MHz More than 60 dB, 1200 MHz More than 50 dB
1200 MHz More than 50 dB
Audio output power More than 2.0 W (1 kHz, 10% distortion) into an 8 Ω load

All stated specifications are subject to change without notice or obligation.


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Product Reviews

  1. Best All Round VHF/UHF Rig! 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 28th Apr 2021

    I can say without question that this is the best satellite rig I've ever owned. Now I need to get an antenna for 23cm as I've never operated on that before, nor have I ever used D-Star before. I guess this old dog will be learning some new tricks, Hi, Hi. I also will be returning to MTC for most all my transceiver needs as they are some of the best people to deal with! W1JMB saying 73

  2. Glad I got it 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 27th Apr 2021

    I thought the IC-9700 was too much money when it first came out but I did want an all mode base radio for VHF/UHF. I thought maybe one of the other companies would come out with a dual band that was cheaper. We know they didn't so I decided to go ahead and get a 9700. Wow, This thing can do so much. I am very impressed with the IC-9700. Glad I got it.

  3. Wow, Just Wow-IC-9700 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 8th Sep 2020

    I upgrade my IC-7000 to do weak signal work on 2 meters then start into 432. Wow. The difference in sensitivity on this radio is AMAZING. I could hear the fellow in San Angelo on the SWOT 2 meter net when his beam was pointing North. He never heard me even with 250 watts into a 13 element beam.
    So yeh, this thing can also do Winlink, FT-8, and stuff I have not even thought to try.

  4. IC-9700 Top Shelf VHF/UHF/SHF Transceiver 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 2nd Jul 2020

    The transceiver is a must have for the operator wanting world class all mode operations on 2m/70cm/23cm. Built in remote base server, satellite operations, and high power outputs make this a real contact maker for the serious operator. Both DStar DV and DD modes (including end point mode) as well as an input for 10 MHz reference for rock solid stability when properly configured.

    Can't say enough for Richard and his crew for quick shipping, friendly service, and being there!

  5. WHOA...Packed Radio 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 28th Apr 2020

    Well first, the Customer service of MTC is 5-stars! Second, the 9700 is an AMAZING radio! Packed full of all sorts of functions. For my needs, FM/SSB/CW its perfect, down the road I am sure I will be expanding operations!.

  6. Icom 9700 Transceiver A++++++++ 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 18th Feb 2020

    Totally impressed with the 9700 at this point. The scope is way more useful and sensitive than I expected at seeing very weak CW signals from propagation beacons. Also, I want to add that MTC was fabulous to deal with on this purchase. Thank You!

  7. IC-9700 Transceiver 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 24th Apr 2019

    The radio: Better than advertised. Some learning curve required. Unbelievable technology.

    The Supplier: MTC is my go to; friendly staff, reasonable prices, fast shipping. They go out of their way to make sure customers are happy. Thank you Christine.

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