Where is the IC7300?

Today, through the post, I got my November 2015 copy of Practical Wireless. Suspiciously I could find no pictures or mention of the ICOM IC7300 transceiver in any advert at all. It is almost as if all the dealers have been told in no uncertain terms to sell the current products and, on pain of death, do not under any circumstances mention the IC7300. I am not saying this as fact, but it is all rather odd. A month ago everyone was full of the news and products were expected to ship by the year end. Perhaps ICOM have had second thoughts or were losing sales of current products?

There were plenty of adverts for the Yaesu FT991, although even the best published prices have since been bettered. No, I am very suspicious about why there is no mention of the IC7300. Just one dealer OK, this I could believe, but all of them tight-lipped???

ICOM what is behind this? Is there a story we are not being told?

Roger Lapthorn, G3XBM, is a regular contributor to AmateurRadio.com and writes from Cambridge, England.

8 Responses to “Where is the IC7300?”

  • Paul gw4amz:

    Quite agree but couldn’t resist getting a Yaesu 991 at current discount pricex

  • Michael VA3OTA:

    Perhaps there is some sort of bug that needs to be worked out before they ship? This seems the most likely reason to me…

  • Malcolm G4YMB:

    We asked the question of the Icom rep at the Newark Hamfest and he was also very cagey and just laughed it off so don’t really know unless as has been suggested there is a bug or possibly a manufacturing problem.

  • jerry w5kaw:

    this is why I went ahead and b ought two ic-7200’s even tho they don’t have color screen! they are very well made and tough to boot! I like both of these and even I modified both of my Chinese hm-36 handmikes and now they sound perfect! excellent radios!!

  • howard VK3QA:

    In Australia the release of the ic9300 caught the local ICOM office by surprize. the sales staff did not know it was coming. They do not expect to see onr till March next year. I believe they made the announcement to slow down the sales of other SDR radios from India and italy


  • Craig - N7LB:

    Most magazines have a long lead-time before publication, so it would not surprise me at all that the Icom 7300 official announcement was made after the cut-off date for the November publication.

    Of course, Icom could have also told their dealers that the radio is not “officially” released so sell what you have in stock today and not what will someday ship.

    I’m sure as soon as the various dealers know what their price will be and have shipment confirmation date(s) you’ll hear plenty of information about the radio.

  • Richard VE5RH:

    Have not heard much about this new ICOM,Looks juicy though,hopefully around $1500.00cdn or less

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