[amsat-bb] Re: Icom 9100 release date?

David - KG4ZLB kg4zlb at googlemail.com
Thu Nov 19 19:20:30 PST 2009

Although there has been some talk about various models being 
discontinued, both the 910 and the756ProII are still very much evident 
on the Icom America website!

The 9100 is billed as a satellite transceiver (I mean it does has a 
little button on it marked "satellite", so it must be....yes?) but in 
essence its a TS2000 clone (a shack in a box) and my fear is that 
because it has so many features packed in to it, its only going to be as 
good as its weakest component.

I will wait for those operators with vastly deeper pockets than mine to 
give it a thorough shakedown before I would consider trading in my 
trusty 910 - after all, "if it ain't broke, don't fix it!"

Sometimes I think we are a bit guilty of being "rig tarts" (quaint 
English saying meaning to be enamoured of the next shiny box that comes 
along to the detriment of our existing gear!)


Howard Kowall wrote:
> Hello
> I believe it's the IC756 ProIII that has been discontinued not the 746pro
> and Is the 9100 actually a Satellite transceiver.
> I havent seen any proof of full duplex operation and doppler control
> thanks
> Howard
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