Will this post address every possible need that everyone may have when using the Icom IC-705 at home, in the field or on a picnic table? Probably not, but I think this comes awfully close to meeting my needs so thought worth sharing my journey.
How do I want to use the Icom IC-705?
After acquiring this radio, I spent time getting familiar with its functions and watching what accessory purchases others were making.
Lessons learned as an early Yaesu FT-817 purchaser almost 20 years ago proved that spending more than that radio cost for addon's got quickly out of hand.
And, since the Yaesu FT-817 brand new back in the early 2000's was much less than the Icom IC-705 today, I wanted to go about things a bit smarter this time around.
My intended use cases for the Icom IC-705 are as follows:
- Toss it in the backpack for easy to deploy legitimate field operations in rough conditions.
- Perfect vacation and traveling demo "shack in a box" scenarios to excite new prospective hams.
- Fill the "If I could use just one non-handheld radio" use case...