My first Icom purchase, I have been a Yaesu Ham for 26 years! Fear not I have no desire to drop this rig, a black box of digital SDR goodness (latest sweet buttery French crosissant from Icom) in the SOTA backpack or replace my FT-857D as my primary SOTA rig, it weighs in at 4.2 kg. On the other hand protecting the IC-7300 with 15 layers of bubble wrap may do the job for a ‘once only’ SOTA activation! I’m keen to try-out the IC-7300 SDR on a SOTA peak and I can’t think of a better place to be for a winter activation, yep you guessed it, scrub bashing and rock climbing at Booroomba Rocks! Perhaps a drive-up summit with a park bench, say Mt Stromlo is a better choice? I will keep you posted. 😉
Should I carry the IC-7300 to Booroomba Rocks?