[amsat-bb] Satellite radio's query

Stefan Wagener wageners at gmail.com
Sat Dec 16 20:52:23 UTC 2017

Hi Francis,

Yes, the IC-9100 is a superb satellite radio plus HF. It works and has
everything it needs to run digital modes *built* into the radio plus the
option of D-Star (if you like). Not much to talk about :-) it just works.

73, Stefan, VE4NSA

On Sat, Dec 16, 2017 at 10:59 AM, Francis Geraci <fgeraci14 at gmail.com>

> From WB1FXX - Marathon, Fla.
> In the past there had been a discussion about different satellite radio's,
> who produces them and their availability.
> I recently purchased a IC-9100 just for satellite operations. I have not
> seen much discussion about this radio on the Amsat BB. I am curious why
> this  radio has hardly been mentioned. It seems to be the perfect
> replacement for my aging IC-821. Even has the "funny" little knobs, like
> the 821, that control the RF power and mic gain. The IC-9100 has the look
> and feel of a "real" radio.
> Is it the price ?  $2100.00 USD ? Not the cheapest rig out there. The
> IC-7610 is "flying" off the shelves at $3900.00 USD. Can't be about the
> price !
> Thanks for any comments - WB1FXX
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