[amsat-bb] Re: [VHF] Icom 9100 release date?
crownhaven at bellsouth.net
Fri Nov 20 15:03:01 PST 2009
Hi Alan......yes, I was assuming that Icom would allow different
settings for each band. That might be asking too much. Regarding the
USB/CW switching, I am using an array of the "5" series radios here and
understand that issue all too well. You are spot on though. Maybe we
will get lucky.
Alan Larson wrote:
> You are assuming that Icom would have the menu allow different settings
> for each band. It still might need to be reset when changing bands.
> I just wish Icom had gotten the USB/CW switching right in the 910h.
> As is, you have to re-tune the radio to continue listening to the same
> signal when switching from USB to CW (or the other way). Even with the
> retuning, the filters are offset, so when going to CW you lose the low
> tones received.
> Icom had this right back in the 271/471, but apparently nobody designing
> the 910h ever switched to CW to reply to a SSB station. I guess they don't
> actually *operate* radios.
> The annoying part is that it could probably be fixed with a firmware
> update if they had included that possibility (and actually cared enough
> to release one).
>> From: Crownhaven <crownhaven at bellsouth.net>
>> Would you rather have it in a menu or risk damaging your various
>> amplifiers when you forget to adjust it for whatever input might be
>> required? This would be a moot point if you were going to run the rig
>> barefoot and rove with it. But, if you are a serious op who desires an
>> amp on each band, having to adjust the control from band to band is a
>> pain in the ass and a recipe for disaster.
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