[amsat-bb] Re: Icom 9100
w4as at bellsouth.net
Sun May 16 11:59:10 PDT 2010
I sold my IC-910H recently, as I had thoughts about going with the 9100. But at that price, I can't justify it.
I agree that the Flex 5000 is probably a much better radio (since we don't yet know all the technical details on the 9100). However the cost of the V/U module for the Flex is about as much as you would pay for a brand new TS-2000. Sure the Flex offers more, but let's face it, with the current birds in orbit, it's overkill for the average ham who makes occasional satellite contacts.
Perhaps others such as DEMI, will see this as an opportunity and come up with alternatives?
73 de W4AS
On May 15, 2010, at 9:43 PM, Michael Tondee wrote:
> I guess once I put the upcoming V/U module in my Flex 5000 I'll have
> that amount of money in it but I won't have had to spend it all at once
> and IMHO I'll have a markedly better radio. Also one that isn't outdated
> a day after I walk out of the store with it.
> I'm just not a big fan of Icom's anyway so I guess I'm pretty biased.
> Michael, W4HIJ
> On 5/15/2010 7:22 PM, Mik Forsythe wrote:
>> Just left Dayton a few hours ago. Icom said that it is basically a 7600 and a 910. It is bigger than the 910. It was in a display case so I can't tell you what the feel was like of the weight. Price is in the $4,000.00 range so that will kill a lot of the satellite market if you ask me.
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