- Jun 14, 2008
I have an old ICOM 700 on the boat and I wanted to replace it with a ham unit, like the 718. I found a 7410 for sale from a neighbor and got a very good price on it. I Unfortunately, I later looked and find it's 22 pounds vs. the 718's 8 and change. And it's also larger by a couple of inches in each direction. Bad decision on my part. I assume it's because of the internal antenna tuner. So, my dilemma is to keep it for the house and get a 718 for the boat or try to make this do. I suspect I will have to get a 718. I don't think this is practical given the size and weight. Bummer. I doubt I would use it much at home and I don't want another project running wires and figuring out an antenna lead.