Everything for ’706 Lovers in One Place.
© 2003-2018 by Harold Melton, KV5R. All Rights Reserved. Rev.03/09/18
Ah, the li’l 706: What can I say? I like it! It performs like big radio, but it’s small. It sounds good, and it’s well made. You can add the remote kit and put the control head and the radio body where ever you want them. They are reasonably easy to expand, calibrate, and connect to a computer.
This series of articles is a handy compilation of most of the mods and stuff I have developed or found on the web for the 706MkIIG, plus a chronicle of the little accessory kits that I have built to enhance my enjoyment of the 706.
2011 Notice: These pages have been divided into several pages for easier searching and linking to specific topics. Feel free to link to any and all pages. All KV5R articles are copyrighted and may NOT be reproduced in any other web site, but may be printed for personal and non-profit use, such as Ham clubs and classrooms, provided that links and attributions remain intact. These articles contains several schematics and kits designed by others. They are fully attributed and I make no claims upon them.
People keep asking me how to fix their 706. I am not a radio technician! If your radio is broken, and you've done all the usual checks, you need to find an Icom service tech. My 706 is broken, and I can't fix it -- I certainly can't fix yours! This is 2018 and the 706 series is getting old and weary. From what I have read (mostly on eham and qrz forums), many 706 failures are related to corroded traces under conductive pads, ribbon cables, etc. Parts are scarce. What I finally did to "fix" my broken 706 was order an IC-7100! An expensive repair of the old 706 would not make it new again, or add any new features, so it's time to say goodbye to a great little radio and move on to newer technology.
Disclaimer: The author assumes absolutely no responsibility, under any circumstances, for what the reader may do with this information. Building and connecting circuits, and performing adjustments or modifications, may damage your radio, void your warranty, and/or cause it to operate in violation of FCC rules and Type Acceptance, etc, unless you are very careful.