[amsat-bb] Re: Icom IC-9100 at Dayton

Howard Kowall hkowall at shaw.ca
Mon Apr 19 15:48:08 PDT 2010

I hear Kenwood is getting out of amateur radio
Land mobile only
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Michael Tondee" <mat_62 at netcommander.com>
To: <amsat-bb at amsat.org>
Sent: Monday, April 19, 2010 4:34 PM
Subject: [amsat-bb] Re: Icom IC-9100 at Dayton

> 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.
> 73,
> Michael, W4HIJ
> 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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