[amsat-bb] Re: Icom IC-9100 at Dayton
mat_62 at netcommander.com
Mon Apr 19 14:34:23 PDT 2010
With the purchase of a Flex 5000A I'm pretty well set in the radio
department but I'm curious. Isn't Kenwood also coming out with a new
radio soon? Does it have satellite capability? Since Yaesu is apparently
uninterested in producing a satellite radio at this point in time, I'm
wondering if Kenwood will continue it's support of sat ops. Flex should
have it's V/U module out very soon now and the more manufacturers who
support this branch of the hobby the better off it will be.
On 4/19/2010 1:54 PM, Clint Bradford wrote:
> Icom is expecting to show the prototype of IC-9100. It will be a combination of the IC-746Pro and IC-910H satellite rig. It will have an optional 1.2 gHz module and an optional D-Star module available that can be added to it. Expected availability is early Fall with more confirmed timing after we start production. Estimated street price for the basic model should be around $3k with more confirmed info after it is in production. Pre-release information can found on the Icom America website.
> SOURCE: Icom's Pat Marcy
> Clint Bradford, K6LCS
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