I canceled my pre-order for the IC-9700. The additional manufacturer delay made me concerned about the readiness of the hardware. And the transceiver is already being offered for two-hundred dollars less at another dealer. I don’t believe there will be a race to the bottom on pricing for this one, but I’ll wait a few more months to re-evaluate this purchase decision.

My wife and I traveled to Ohio this weekend for a Sunday night hockey game between our Winnipeg Jets and the Columbus Blue Jackets. The Jets won 5-2 so it was a nice getaway weekend and WE WON!

So there was no time for radio this weekend, but I will be back home this evening in plenty of time for the Adventure Radio Society’s Spartan Sprint.