Icom 706 mk2 G Power Levels

25th September 2021 0 By 2e0txe

The Icom 706 is a superb little shack-in-the-box. However its not the most refined at giving an indication of output power from the options available.

The user manual shows output in the range:
5-100w (1.8Mhz to 50Mhz)
5-50w (144Mhz)
2-20w (430Mhz)

Fortunately a ham radio operator Gary, K9ZMD did some experiments putting a CW signal into a power meter and then into his dummy load and it resulted in the following for HF.

L5-6w
17-9w
210-15w
316-24w
425-35w
536-49w
650-65w
766-79w
880-94w
995-100w
H100w
Icom 706 HF power levels

Unfortunately I cannot find any information on how the power levels relate to 2m or the 70cm bands. Maybe one of our club members can bring their 706 in one evening and we can conduct those tests ourselves.