- Make the RC-28 (Remote Encoder Knob)
operate with the IC-R8600 standalone (without ANY computer connection
as like with the IC-7610). I would understand an additional interface
box and or cable / accessory may be required for connection to the the
Incorporate a REAL "Properly Operating" Synchronous Detector (instead
of the less optimum "Synchrophase" type currently used).
- Allow 1 Hz
tuning steps with the tuning knob (now only accessible with direct
keyboard entry or computer / CI-V control). The lesser IC-7300 HF transceiver can tune 1 Hz steps with the tuning knob.
- Provide Wider Bandwidth Selections
- Increase AM Mode bandwidth up to 12 kHz (or better yet 16 kHz). For MUCH improved audio with good band conditions.
- Increase SSB Mode Bandwidths up to 6 kHz (or better yet 8 kHz). This would improve manual ECSS audio by leaps and bounds.