Our friend Gianni IK0AZG has installed our IF buffer interface IFace on his Icom IC-7000 in order to equip his radio with an SDR panadapter. The following photos show some details of the installation, specifically how the buffer interface was shaped in order to be placed in the very little space available inside the radio (also for this reason the smaller and thinner IFace 2 was then designed).
This radio, in fact, uses different mixers. In particular, we will have to use the first of the RX chain. The following images show the block diagram of the radio. For the IC-7700 the first IF is shown in the small table in the following image.
We now proceed to identify the exact points on the printed circuit board where to take the IF signal to be sent to the IFace. The following images show the sampling point for the IF signal and for the power supply for the buffer interface.
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ATTENTION: Though installing the IFace is not difficult, you do this at your own risk. TSP S.r.l. is not responsible for any damage, unwanted side-effects or whatever.
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