The R7000 receiver is a consumer model, but sure feels like mil-spec equipment as it is built like a tank using plenty of metal and generous use of high end components. Icom designed this receiver to mate with its R71A receiver which covers the low bands. Theoretically if you had both receivers, you would have DC to daylight reception. Since this unit offers reception above 25 MHz, that is what we will focus on.Cosmetically, this R7000 is used, but in wonderful cosmetic condition with only minor marks from age and use. We ask that you please look at our pictures and feel free to magnify to see actual cosmetics so that you know what to expect upon arrival. We take HD pictures so that you can use the magnification to see even the smallest details. The receiver has been tested and operates nicely with no known issues or shortcomings. Included with this sale is the AC power cord and. Copy of the user manual. Copy of the extensive service manual. Icom - "Can't Afford To Miss" advertisement - Monitoring Times Sept'88. Icom IC-R71A & IC-R7000 - Grove Enterprises ad Nov. EEB (Electronic Equipment Bank) Catalog page copy 1992. EEB (Electronic Equipment Bank) Catalog page copy 1993. Monitoring Times ad - Sept'88. Passport To World Band Radio advertisement - 1994. WRTH World Radio & Television Handbook advertisement - 1985.
Icom IC-R7000 - Gilfer Shortwave Catalog page 1991. Grove Enterprises / Monitoring Times advertisement 1987.
Grove Enterprises / Monitoring Times advertisement 1988. Icom IC-R7000 sale flyer #1. Icom IC-R7000 sale flyer #2. Icom IC-R7000 "Time Proven Performer" advertisement. Icom Receivers advertisement - Monitoring Times - July 1987.This is wonderful documentation which can be seen in the last two pictures. Finally, we are providing a CD with the manuals and mods which you can perform to improve performance. It does not receive between 999 MHz and 1025 MHz, but we personally do not know of any transmissions located in this swath of frequencies.
As such, this receiver is comprehensive and can receive analog signals such as. Police and other emergency personnel. Security (campus, hotel, stadium, auditorium, etc).
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Service weather broadcasts. All Ham radio bands above 25 MHz. TV audio channels 1 thru 69. MRS (General Mobile Radio Service). FRS or family handheld units.Military emergency guard and strategic air command. We have not picked up satellite or NASA transmissions, but if you live in the vicinity and have the right antenna, this is another possibility for reception. It does not have the range as the IC-R7000, but with that we have picked up Lifeflight helicopters, Rockview State Prison chatter, Lock Haven University's Maintenance Dept. Penn State University's football stadium security, and even Air Force 1 in addition to all the typical communications. That's right, a few years ago, when Bill Clinton was in office, AF1 landed at Centre Community Airport on open channel.
Just before AF1 landed, all the bands went dead as everyone went silent for security reasons. Ground communications with the Secret Service were encrypted so we could not receive them. But soon after landing, the channels were all alive once again. That was on a tiny handheld unit that did not have the sophistication of this R7000 receiver.
This Icom IC-R7000 can receive so many broadcasts that you will sit for hours and listen in to a world that you never knew existed in radio reception. We have relaxed in our office and played with the receiver and gone from a NOAA weather broadcast on 162.400 in State College, PA, to TV channel 10 In Altoona at 197.750 to the local State College Ham 2 meter on 146.850. During snowstorms, we will dial in the PennDot Penna Dept. Of Transportation road crews on 47.300 chatting about road clearing during the storm.
A few minutes into our listening, the local fire whistle went off so we tuned into 154.070 to get information on the fire dept call out. We then punched in the frequencies for the local PBS station at 91.5 Mhz to get the news. The IC-R7000 is not only a receiver, but a scanner with 100 memory channels. You can spin the dial to get a frequency, direct dial with the keyboard, or access via memory.
Since you can scan, you can locate unknown transmissions or enter known frequencies that you want to monitor by setting band parameters and scanning for signals. There is a priority channel that will come alive if you are listening elsewhere when a signal is transmitted, scan speed and delay knobs, a noise blanker to reduce motor generated static, an attenuator to reduce receiving signal strength, a dimmer to set the dial light for the available light conditions, a large and clear fluorescent display, a signal meter that measures either center signal or signal strength, an adjustment for setting the tuning dial friction to user preference, as-well-as many other typical scanner and receiver features. Since this receiver was a popular one for Icom, many past users have played with their R7000's to tweak its features. There are modifications online (Mods) to increase scan speed, double the number of memory channels to 200 and many more, if you like to experiment to improve. These Mods are free and are on the included CD, but there are more Mods available for this unit that we do not have on my disc.
This unit has not been touched so it is open for Mods, if desired. We have tried to give a fairly complete overview of this IC-R7000. Of course, we are happy to answer any questions, if you have any. A discone antenna will provide the very best wideband reception enabling you to get the best use of this receiver by picking up a variety of bands and frequencies.
Here is a list of specs if you are interested in further study. SSB 2.8 kHz/-6 dB. 0.3 µV SSB for 10 dB S/N. 1.0 µV WFM for 12 dB SINAD. 0.5 µV FM for 12 dB SINAD.
±10 x 10-6 or better. 1st 266.7 MHz >512 MHz. 0.1, 1, 5, 10, 12.5, 25 kHz. 2.5 Watts 4 - 8 Ohms.
11.3 x 4.3 x 10.9 inches (286 x 110 x 276 mm). We know how to pack and the receiver will be well packed to assume that it will be abused in transit and will survive. The item "Icom IC-R7000 VHF UHF FM Radio Receiver 25 MHz thru 1999 MHz CLASSIC UNIT" is in sale since Wednesday, October 28, 2020. This item is in the category "Consumer Electronics\Radio Communication\Ham, Amateur Radio\Ham Radio Receivers". The seller is "bigapple59" and is located in Mill Hall, Pennsylvania.
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