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IC-7800 Expanded Test

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Expanded Test-Result Report
ICOM IC-7800

This document summarizes the extensive battery of tests performed by the ARRL Laboratory for each unit that is featured in QST  "Product Review."  For all tests, there is a discussion of the test and test method used in ARRL Laboratory testing.  For most tests, critical conditions are listed to enable other engineers to duplicate our methods.  For some of the tests, a block diagram of the test setup is included.  The ARRL Laboratory has a document, the ARRL Laboratory Test Procedures Manual, which explains our specific test methods in detail.  While this is not available as a regular ARRL publication, it may be downloaded from our web page.  

Most of the tests used in ARRL product testing are derived from recognized standards and test methods. Other tests have been developed by the ARRL Lab.  The ARRL Laboratory test equipment is calibrated annually, with traceability to National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST).


The units being tested are operated as specified by the equipment manufacturer.  Equipment that can be operated from 13.8 volts (nominal) is also tested for function, output power and frequency accuracy at the minimum specified voltage, or 11.5 volts if not specified. Also, units that are capable of mobile or portable operation are tested at their rated temperature range, or at –10 to +60 degrees Celsius in a commercial temperature chamber.


ARRL "Product Review" testing represents a sample of only one unit (although we sometimes obtain an extra sample or two for comparison purposes).  This is not necessarily representative of all units of the same model number.  It is not uncommon that some parameters will vary significantly from unit to unit. The ARRL Laboratory and Product Review editor work with manufacturers to resolve any deviation from specifications or other problems encountered in the review process.  These problems are documented in the Product Review.

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Expanded Test-Result Report
ICOM IC-7800

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