[amsat-bb] Re: IC-910H options ?
ka3hsw at att.net
Thu Jun 14 10:13:41 PDT 2012
You will do just fine with the 910H as is... The first one I ever tried had no
options installed, and I loved it so much I promptly bought my own. I have
added the DSP and high-stability oscillator over the years (good eBay finds),
but neither is a necessity for FM, SSB, or CW satellite operations, by any
means. I am keeping my eyes out for a 1.2 GHz module at a *reasonable* price,
but again, I don't consider it all that important to my needs - just a "would be
nice to have someday" item.
The best bang for your buck is investing in your antennas, low-loss coax, and a
UHF preamp: as the saying goes, you can't work 'em if you can't hear 'em!
----- Original Message ----
> From: chuck allen <callen1155 at yahoo.com>
> To: "amsat-bb at amsat.org" <amsat-bb at amsat.org>
> Sent: Thu, June 14, 2012 10:37:30 AM
> Subject: [amsat-bb] IC-910H options ?
> Hello folks.
> I'm totally new to sat operation and VHF/UHF operating (kind of bored with
> Since I already had a very nice HF and 6 meter rig, after a bit of research on
>the candidate rigs in my price range (the IC-9100 would have been nice except
>for the $$) I recently purchased an ICOM IC-910H.
> The used market for the IC-910H rigs is not exactly cheap at that. The Unit is
>a very late model in new condition which is why I made a quick decision and hit
> It is a 'stock' unit with no optional modules; no DSP, no narrow cw filters,
>no 1.2 GHz module.
> There doesn't look to be much satellite activity at 1.2 GHz but I'm
>questioning my purchase now due to the lack of options and my lack of
> So is the stock unit going to be a problem in working the sats (i'm interested
>in working FM, SSB, and CW ... perhaps later digital)?
> Thanks for any advice?
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