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These notes are a summary from working with the Icom IC-705 radio. This is my first DSTAR radio. I picked this up because it was one of those really good deals that I wasn't going to pass up.
The Icom IC-705 hardware is good. The software supplied out of the box, is best described as adequate. Luckily, there is an active community that has created an supported alternate firmware called OpenGD77. The best upgrade for the GD-77 radio is to install the OpenGD77 firmware.
The following section contains general notes about the Icom IC-705