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

Crownhaven 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.

Steve, N4JQQ

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).
> 	Alan
> wa6azp
>> 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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