Click2Tune for ICOM

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Easy low-power tuning for ICOM radios

**See review QST March 2018 p57**

Click here for instructions.

If you use an ICOM HF radio with an antenna tuner or amplifier you will have noticed the lack of any straightforward way to send low power carrier for tuning. To do so requires you to change the mode to AM or FM, reduce the power and press the PTT. It's annoying in the shack and can be very frustrating in the field. This is all the more of a problem if you use a narrow-band antenna such as a magnetic loop that needs frequent re-tuning. It's also a problem if you use your radio with an amplifier

Various "solutions" have been suggested, the most common being a dongle with a capacitor and a resistor. While this works, the tune period is fixed and it will not tune reliably twice in short succession. The fixed tune period is particularly problematic if you use your radio with a high power amplifier as if you see a mismatch you will want to act quickly.

Our Click2Tune for ICOM system provided you with complete and reliable control. It transmits a low power carrier (user selectable level on some radios) without any need to change the mode and for as long as you press the button - YOU are in control. We worked hard on getting the ergonomics right so that it sits nicely in your hand and we even trialed three types of buttons before we found one that had the right size and "feel".We also made it look good to fit in with your shack. It's a great accessory for any ICOM radio that supports their auto-tuner. Tested on: IC-7300, IC-7600 (ant. 1), IC-7100, IC-730, IC-746 (ant. 1), IC-9100 (ant. 1), IC-706 (all variants), IC-703, IC-746. See below for further information on compatibility.

The Click2Tune for ICOM is available as a kit or ready built! We have also written great instructions (build time around 30 minutes).

Kit or built, you get:

  • Branded Molex components
  • Mil spec 4 core screen can for good RFI performance (1 metre)
  • Top quality professional switch and components
  • Double-sided professional PCB and other parts (total 17 parts).

Notes

Click here for instructions for making up the Click2Tune kit.

Plug in the Click2Tune BEFORE turning on your radio so that the radio recognises it properly

Will it work with my ICOM radio?

If your ICOM radio has a socket like this on the back, the Click2Tune will work with it. Different radios will have the socket in different positions on the back panel.

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This product is not suitable for the IC-7700 (and probably other 200 Watt ICOM radios). 

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  • 5
    Click-to-Tune for Icom

    Posted by Donald Wilson on 18th Jul 2018

    Faultless service, good price, quality components, and SUPERB instructions with the kit version. And it does the job perfectly.

  • 5
    Click 2 tune Icom 7300

    Posted by David GM0RTY on 23rd Jun 2018

    This a is a very good product, it saves a lot of time when tuning using external ATU's, I have purchased two of these I passed one on to a friend of mine who is a white stick operator (on an icom 7300) an he loves it!! well recommended

  • 5
    Works perfect with the IC-7200

    Posted by Rob Fitzgerald on 7th Jun 2018

    I like to use my 7200 in the field with a manual antenna tuner but the process of dropping the power, changing mode, tuning and then Switching it all back was just not fun. I ordered this as a kit from DX Engineering and put it together in about 10 minutes. It's a very simple build. It works great with this radio. Press the button, adjust the tuner, let go of the button...... That's the entire process.. Another great product from Sotabeams.

  • 5
    Perfect!

    Posted by David on 7th Mar 2018

    Easy to assemble. Works great!

  • 5
    ic 7300 auto tuning switch. Great product for a great price well worth the time and effort solding the parts etc

    Posted by david G6nrh on 28th Feb 2018

    Great product which really works

  • 5
    Click2Tune is a Great Product!

    Posted by Jeff Bright on 25th Feb 2018

    I have not soldered since I was a kid and was still able to put this together. Great product.

  • 5
    Click2Tune for ICOM.....WOW !

    Posted by Gilles, VE2GIQ on 23rd Feb 2018

    Great product !
    Simple and easy to build and use, as advertised.

  • 5
    Another good after market idea from the team.

    Posted by Steve Down G3USE on 16th Feb 2018

    As good as these modern rigs are, there is always something that the manufacturer misses or does not expect to be needed. In fact as a mainly cw op I don't have a problem producing a tune up carrier for my remote SGC-230. However getting the power down so it does not receive a beating whilst tuning between band changes, involves a fiddle with the "multi" control. This simple product makes it quick and easy.

  • 5
    Great Product

    Posted by Bret Arnold on 12th Feb 2018

    Click2Tune worked as advertised with both IC-746 and IC-746PRO.
    I added a small toggle switch in the power feed for both of my units, allowing internal tuner operation. The switch is zip tied to the lower cable strain relief holes, and extends below heat shrink for operation.