I’ve had an ICOM IC-7300 for a few months. I knew it was only a matter of time before I would also end up with its VHF/UHF twin the ICOM IC-9700. These radios make a nice looking pair. Add a couple of matching speakers and walla.
I’ve done something new with these radios. I bought a Heil iCM mic for each of them. In theory this should result in very good transmit audio.
With this new addition to my shack, maybe now I can get a break from GAS (gear aquisition syndrome) for a little while.
I will admit that the IC-9700 is overkill for me. I don’t do satellite work. But I do have a horizontally-polarized dual-band antenna for it. This would of course be better if there was actually some SSB activity on VHF/UHF in my area. But there generally isn’t.