The ICOM IC-756 Pro is a high-performance HF transceiver for amateur radio operators. It was first introduced in 1999 and was one of the most popular transceivers in its class at the time. It has since been discontinued but remains a popular choice for many amateur radio enthusiasts. I owned both the Pro version and the Pro III, at different times.
Some of the key features of the IC-756 Pro include the following:
- Frequency coverage from 160 meters through 6 meters
- 100 watts of output power (adjustable down to 5 watts)
- DSP filtering and noise reduction
- Built-in automatic antenna tuner
- Large LCD display for easy viewing of frequency, mode, and other settings
- Dual VFOs for split operation
- 99 memories for storing frequency, mode, and other settings
- IF shift and IF noise blanker for improved receive performance
- Optional roofing filter for even better selectivity
The IC-756 Pro also included a number of advanced features that were not commonly found in transceivers of its time, such as a built-in voice keyer, speech compressor, and RTTY decoder.
Overall, the ICOM IC-756 Pro was a versatile and high-performance transceiver that remains popular among amateur radio operators today. Its advanced features and solid build quality make it an excellent choice for both casual and serious radio enthusiasts.