HF/50MHz TRANSCEIVER

IC-7300

USA Version

The Innovative HF Transceiver with High Performance Real-Time Spectrum Scope

Class Leading Real-Time Spectrum Scope

The IC-7300’s real-time spectrum scope is class-leading in resolution, sweep speed and dynamic range. While listening to received audio, you can check the real-time spectrum scope and quickly move to an intended signal. When you first touch the scope screen around the intended signal, the touched part is magnified. A second touch of the scope screen changes the operating frequency and allows you to accurately tune.

 

Real-Time Spectrum Scope Specifications

High-Resolution Waterfall Function

The combination of the waterfall function and the real-time spectrum scope assists in maximum receive performance of the IC-7300 and increases QSO opportunities without missing weak signals. The waterfall function shows a change of signal strength over a period of time and allows you to find weak signals that may not be apparent on the spectrum scope.

Audio Scope Function

The audio scope function can be used to observe various AF characteristics such as microphone compressor level, filter width, notch filter width and keying waveform in the CW mode. Either the transmit or receive audio can be displayed on the FFT scope with the waterfall function and the oscilloscope.

RF Direct Sampling System

The IC-7300 employs an RF direct sampling system. RF signals are directly converted to digital data and processed in the FPGA (Field-Programmable Gate Array), making it possible to simplify the circuit construction. This system is a leading technology making an epoch in amateur radio.

New "IP+" Function

The new "IP+" function improves 3rd order intercept point (IP3) performance. When a weak signal is received adjacent to strong interference, the AD converter is optimized against signal distortion.

Class Leading RMDR and Phase Noise Characteristics

The IC-7300's RMDR is improved to about 100 dB* (typical value) and Phase Noise characteristics are improved about 20 dB (at 2 kHz frequency separation) compared to the IC-7200. The superior Phase Noise characteristics reduce noise components in both receive and transmit signals.

 

*At 2 kHz frequency separation (received frequency: 14.2MHz, MODE: CW, IF BW: 500Hz)

15 Discrete Band-Pass Filters

Band-pass filters

The IC-7300 has 15 discrete RF bandpass filters. The RF signal is only passed through one of the bandpass filters, while any out of range signals are rejected. High Q factor coils are used to minimize the loss in the RF band-pass filters.

Built-In Automatic Antenna Tuner

Automatic antenna tuner

The antenna tuner memorizes its settings based on your transmit frequency, so that it can rapidly tune when you change operating bands. The Enforced Tuning function* allows a wide range of temporary antennas to be tuned.

 

* Do not use the Enforced Tuning function except in case of an emergency. Transmission power may be reduced.

Multi-Dial Knob for Smooth Operation

The combination of the multi-dial knob and the touch screen offers quick and smooth operation. When you push the multi-dial knob, menu items are shown on the right side of the display. You can select an item with a touch of the screen and adjust levels by turning the multi-dial knob.

Large Touch Screen Color TFT LCD

Touch screen interface

The large 4.3 inch color TFT touch LCD offers intuitive operation. Using the software keypad of the touch screen, you can easily set various functions and edit memory contents.

Superior Sound Quality

To offer superior sound quality, a new speaker unit has been incorporated and is allocated dedicated space in the aluminum die-cast chassis.

SD Memory Card Slot for Saving Data

SD memory card slot
(The SD card is not included.)

The IC-7300 can store various content on an SD card such as received and transmitted audio, voice memories, RTTY/CW memories, RTTY decode logs and captured screen images. Personal and firmware update data can also be stored on the SD card for easy setting.

Rear Panel View

Other features

   ・ New HM-219 hand microphone supplied
   ・ A large and effective cooling fan system
   ・ A multi-function meter
   ・ 101 memory channels (99 regular, 2 scan edges)
   ・ Optional RS-BA1 IP remote control software
       (the spectrum scope with the waterfall can be observed)
   ・ CW functions: Full break-in, CW reverse, CW auto tuning

General

Frequency coverage

Rx*1
0.030–74.800MHz
(Guaranteed range: 0.500–29.999,
50.000–54.000MHz.)

Tx*1
1.800–1.999MHz 3.500–3.999MHz
5.255–5.405MHz*2 7.000–7.300MHz
10.100–10.150MHz 14.000–14.350MHz
18.068–18.168MHz 21.000–21.450MHz
24.890–24.990MHz 28.000–29.700MHz
50.000–54.000MHz

*1 USA version. Varies according to version.
*2 Some frequency bands are not guaranteed.

Mode SSB, CW, RTTY, AM, FM
Number of channels 101 (99 regular, 2 scan edges)
Antenna connector SO-239 (50Ω)
Power supply requirement 13.8V DC ±15%
Power consumption Tx 21A (at 100W output power)
Rx 0.9A typical (Standby),
1.25A (Maximum audio)
Operating temperature range –10˚C to +60˚C; 14˚F to 140˚F
Frequency stability Less than ±0.5ppm
(–10˚C to +60˚C; 14˚F to 140˚F)
Frequency resolution 1Hz
Dimensions (W×H×D)
(projections not included)
240×94×238mm;
9.4×3.7×9.4in
Weight (approximately) 4.2kg; 9.3lb

Transmitter

Output power
(HF/50MHz)
SSB/CW/FM/RTTY: 2–100W,
AM: 1–25W
Modulation system SSB:
Digital P.S.N. modulation

AM:
Digital Low power modulation

FM:
Digital Reactance modulation
Spurious emissions Less than –50dB (HF bands),
Less than –63dB (50MHz band)
Carrier suppression More than 50dB
Unwanted sideband More than 50dB
Microphone impedance 600Ω

Receiver

Receiver system Direct Sampling Superheterodyne
Intermediate frequency 36kHz
Sensitivity SSB/CW: (BW: 2.4kHz at 10dB S/N)
1.8–29.999MHz 0.16μV (Preamp 1 ON)
50MHz 0.13μV (Preamp 2 ON)

AM: (BW: 6kHz at 10dB S/N)
0.5–1.8MHz 12.6μV (Preamp 1 ON)
1.8–29.999MHz 2.0μV (Preamp 1 ON)
50MHz 1.0μV (Preamp 2 ON)

FM: (BW: 15kHz at 12dB SINAD)
28.0–29.7MHz 0.5μV (Preamp 1 ON)
50MHz 0.25μV (Preamp 2 ON)
Squelch sensitivity (Threshold) SSB: Less than 5.6μV,
FM: Less than 0.3μV
(HF: Preamp 1 ON, 50MHz: Preamp 2 ON)
Selectivity (sharp filter shape) SSB (BW: 2.4kHz)
More than 2.4kHz / –6dB
Less than 3.4kHz / –40dB

CW (BW: 500Hz)
More than 500Hz / –6dB
Less than 700Hz / –40dB

RTTY (BW: 500Hz)
More than 500Hz / –6dB
Less than 800Hz / –40dB

AM (BW: 6kHz)
More than 6.0kHz / –6dB
Less than 10.0kHz / –40dB

FM (BW: 15kHz)
More than 12.0kHz / –6dB
Less than 22kHz / –40dB
Spurious and image rejection ratio HF: More than 70dB
50MHz: More than 70dB (Except for ADC Aliasing)
Audio output power More than 2.5W
(at 10% distortion with an 8Ω load, 1kHz)

Tuner

Frequency range 1.9–50MHz bands
Matching impedance range 16.7Ω–150Ω unbalanced (VSWR better than 1: 3)
Tuning accuracy VSWR 1: 1.5 or less
Tuning time 2–3 seconds (Maximum 15 seconds)



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

Supplied Accessories (May differ depending on the version)

・ Hand microphone, HM-219
・ DC power cable
・ Fuses
・ Plugs
 

Catalogs / Brochures

Brochures Name Size
IC-7300(USA) 638.73KB
HAM Radios and Receivers 18.58MB

Instruction Manual / Guides

Name Model Name Note
Tips for the USB port settings IC-7100/IC-7300/IC-7610/IC-7850/IC-7851/IC-9100
DOC (DECLARATION OF CONFORMITY) IC-7300
DICHIARAZIONE DI CONFORMITA UE (ITALIANO) IC-7300
Firmware Update Information Ver.1.30 IC-7300
Basic Manual (German/Spanish/French/Italian) IC-7300
Full Manual (English) IC-7300
Basic Manual (English) IC-7300
Basic Manual (Portuguese) IC-7300
Installation Guide for Windows 10/8.1/7 USB3.0 Supported USB Driver (Ver.1.30) CS-7100/CS-9100/CS-9700/CS-R8600/IC-7300/RS-BA1/RS-R8600

Firmware / Software

Type Model Name Version Last Update
USB Driver IC-7100/IC-7200/IC-7300/IC-7410/IC-7600/IC-7610/IC-7850/IC-7851/IC-9100/IC-9700/IC-R8600 Version 1.30 2018.06.07
USB Driver IC-7100/IC-7200/IC-7300/IC-7410/IC-7600/IC-7610/IC-7850/IC-7851/IC-9100/IC-9700/IC-R8600 Version 1.20 2017.10.05
Firmware IC-7300 Version 1.30 2018.07.20