Icom IC-705 approved by FCC: pricing and availability update

According to information found on SWLing Blog, the ICOM IC-705 finally has a release date and pricing information.

Icom ic-705

The long awaited ICOM IC-705 had finally been approved by the FCC and is soon to be sold in the USA. The price of the transceiver is about what I expected it to be.

From The SWLing Blog: Icom IC-705 approved by FCC: pricing and availability update

73 de KE2YK
Anytone AT-778UV

Quick Review of the Anytone AT-778UV

 My Anytone AT-778UV arrived in mid August. 

This is not going to be a review of the transceiver operation because there are plenty of those posts and YouTube videos elsewhere. This post is going to be about my first impressions of the Anytone radio.


  • Bright display with good color selection for mobile use
  • A good part of radio body designed as a heat a sink
  • Back lit buttons on the radio and mic keypad are perfect for night driving
  • Hand mic is of very good quality material and button layout is good
  • Fused power cable is decent quality unlike those of other Chinese radios
  • Version 1.19 of the Anytone AT-778UV software download is easy to use


  • Changing AF Gain (volume for newbies) requires pressing P6 and then turning knob
  • Dual receive yes but not a true dual band radio 
  • B band is limited to the single channel and is RX only   
  • Radio body gets lukewarm (not hot) when transmitting on high power for long periods
  • Dashboard hook for hand mic not included
  • The mobile mounting bracket is sturdy but undersized


Overall, I think the radio and programming cable are a good buy for around $140 on Amazon. If you are looking for an fairly inexpensive, decent quality mobile radio with an excellent display and back lit keys for mobile use, I’d recommend the Anytone AT-778UV

For more information about the Anytone AT-778UV visit the anytone.net Web site.

73 de KE2YK




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