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

Alan Larson larson at w6yx.stanford.edu
Fri Nov 20 11:54:25 PST 2009

  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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