Wednesday, November 17, 2010

A new rig on the block............

Thanks go to RigPix for the picture (click to enlarge)
It could be here just in time to go under the Christmas tree the ICOM IC-9100. This rig covers them all HF/VHF/UHF/Satellite. There is 100 Watt output power including 50 MHz, 144 MHz and 75 Watts on 430 MHz. The rig has dual receivers that allow monitoring two bands at once this seems to be on most mid to top end rigs now. I have read here and there on the net that the pricing is in around 4,000.00 U.S. Well that's enough from me if your interested here is a link to the Icom IC-9100 and all the spec's.  
Third port from right is a USB port...about time.(click to enlarge)

6 comments:

  1. Very nice! Is this going to be under YOUR tree or just in your dreams? $4k is a nice chunk of change.

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  2. Hi Mike, looks great! Wow. 73 Paul

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  3. Good evening David, If it was under my tree it would have to be the tree that is out in the field behind my house. At that price the mortgage would not be paid and I would be up on radio but down one house. :)

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  4. Hi Paul, it sure is nice but so is a Lamborghini but one of those won't make it to the house either.

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  5. Hi Mike, looks nice you can do unlimited experimentations with this radio. It looks like the IC-7400 (IC-746?). What I asked myself why did they not implement a color screen like the IC-7800 etc.? It's a radio almost for professional use, this can't be paid by the average radioamateur. I've been saving money for over half a year before I could buy a second hand FT-817. So if I really wanted to buy this radio it would be obsolete by the time I got the money for it ;-) 73, Bas

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  6. Good morning Bas I agree regarding the price maybe the radio market has to go through what the auto makers when through here in North America and see what the bread and butter market can afford.

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