IC-9100 Features and comments: Each main and sub-receiver has a dedicated DSP unit. The radio has two independent receivers in one radio and receives two different bands simultaneously. Roofing filter 6kHz FL-430 Unit and 3kHz FL-431 Unit are Optional. The band scope (no real-time) is a let down, the RX does not work when this is in operation; During the scan interval, the audio output is muted because the audio recovered from the sweep operation would be meaningless and disturbing.
According to the manual, there’s no way to upgrade the firmware; This could partially explain the long delay in product release. They had to get it right the first time!
First positive comments by Frank VK5KV:
Filter capabilities very good with similar operation to the IC-7600 with bandwidth and shaping etc.The Squelch/RF control can operate independently (squelch or RF gain or combined). NR control, Pre amps and AGC functions all excellent in noisy conditions. The SWR measuring Plot is a great feature for having a quick look at the antenna and doing comparisons, selectable in 10,50,100,or 500khz steps.
Watch the video by IK1LBO Massimo: First power on of the new ic-9100 on Mar. 10, 2011 – on the C.R.E.S., Lab testing, more video will follow! – IK1LBO, prima accensione del nuovo IC 9100!
IC-9100 Features – Multiple-band, Multiple-mode – The IC-9100 received FCC Certification on Feb. 10, 2011 ID AFJ318300 – See the Link below and more news..
ML&S Hamradio UK (Basestation) Price (inc VAT at 20%) £2,999.99 / EUR €3,469.24
Marcucci SpA IT Importer (Basestation) List Price (inc VAT at 20%) EUR € 3,548.16
Univ.Radio US (Base) List Price 4.600,00 Your Price $3.799,95 (:1,380 = €2.895,61!!)
Icom Inc. Jp Update 2010/12/24 the Software USB Driver Ver. 1.10.
The driver supports the following radios (as of December 2010): IC-7200 IC-7410 IC-7600 and IC-9100.
This driver is for Windows® XP, Windows Vista® and Windows® 7 only, [Note] if you require to USB driver for Windows® 98SE/Me/2000, please use Ver.1.00.
Icom has used a double conversion superheterodyne system and an image rejection mixer in the IC-9100. The IC-9100 has dedicated receiver circuits from the antenna connector to the 2nd image rejection mixer for each band. – (Watch the Block Diagram below click to enlarge)
Double conversion superheterodyne, a triple conversion system is used for the 1.2GHz band, a built-in 15kHz 1st IF filter and can accept up to two optional filters (3kHz FL-431 and 6kHz FL-430) – Two antenna connectors for HF and 50MHz bands, with an automatic antenna selector, and one each for 144MHz, 430/440MHz and 1200MHz (optional UX-9100) are included in the IC-9100 – The IC-9100 has two independent receivers in one radio and receives two different bands simultaneously – Satellite mode operation – D-STAR DV mode optional UT-121 – HF/50MHz, 144MHz 100W, 430/440MHz 75W – USB connector for PC control – Optional RS-BA1 IP remote control software (See other features below…!)
Link to: Download the Icom RS-BA1 product brochure EN .PDF
RS-BA1 Remote Control Tailored to Icom Transceivers (Click the picture to enlarge)
Software coming soon…US and EU! - See below the Blok diagram, Link to Download the Final brochure in japanese language - Vedi note in Italiano e link a Marcucci Spa, Italian Importer and the List Prices below… ( all images are made by © www.radiocronache.com )
<(Click the picture to enlarge) – See the ©VoIP/LAN Network picture by ©www.radiocronache.com – Remotely Control Icom Transceivers through an IP Network (Home or Internet).
The RS-BA1 allows you to use the radio installed in another room using your home network or even from a remote location over the Internet.
Including interference rejection functions and IF filter settings, modulator, received audio, RTTY demodulator, DV mode data can also be transferred over the USB cable or RS-232 and S/P DIF cables. – Low voice latency 150ms (Win® XP)/ 250ms (Vista/7) (caused by the RS-BA1) provides the same operational experience as using an actual radio. ..Continua/Read more..
By using appropriate 3rd party software, you can control as well as operate many of the digital modes via the single USB connection. Using the CI-V data format, the IC-9100 can be controlled by a PC through a USB or CT-17 level converter.
RS-BA1 - Integrated real-time full duplex Voice-over-IP (IP-Sound) providing very high quality audio. – The RS-BA1 Remote control is for Icom all radios (IC-9100, IC-7600 and IC-7200 USB Port / IC-7800, IC-7700 RS-232 and S/P-DIF or ACC Ports)
See the ©RS-BA1 Remote Control GUI ©www.radiocronache.com <(Click image to enlarge) – Remote control of the all Icom Radios using a computer. – Using the RS-BA1 radio control program, it is possible to access virtually all functions from a computer.
The RS-BA1 consists with two component software applications; 1) System Configuration software - 2) Remote Control software
This pictures only includes the software used to support this example, your computers can continue to run other programs, since the software used for the remoting requires very little of the computer processing power. - On the client side, there is only the client computer and the RS-BA1 Software setup configured in remote operations of amateur radio stations via the Interne, that would provide the tunneling through both client-side and host-side routers and allow remote connectivity from almost any location.
List prices in Italy by Marcucci S.p.A importer (all prices calculated Inc. IVA 20%)
- Icom IC-9100 Version #04 EUR1 - New List price €3.548.16 (Ref. to 25.01.2011)
- FL-430 Roofing 6kHz (HF/50MHz) €52,70 - FL-431 Roofing 3kHz (HF/50MHz) €66,80
- UX-9100 1.2GHz Unit €591,84 - UT-121 D-STAR Unit €190,51
Link to: Icom IC-9100 #04 EUR1 – Cod. 5-723-670 – Marcucci Spa – Italy
IC-9100 the Blok Diagram – Double-conversion with image-rejection 2nd mixer
The IC-9100 inherited from the flagship’s double conversion superheterodyne system which has an image rejection mixer for the 2nd IF stage. – See the Block diagram ©-radiocronache (Click image to enlarg). The IC-9100 employs Double-conversion for HF/50/144/430 MHz bands. - Instead for 1200MHz band employs the triple conversion superheterodyne system (UX-9100 Unit Option) -
- 1st IF: 64.455MHz (HF/50MHz) – 10.850MHz (144MHz) – 243.950MHz (1200MHz)
- 2bd IF: 36kHz (HF/50/144/430MHz) – 10.950MHz (1200MHz)
- 3rd IF: 36kHz (1200MHz)
- Dimensions (WxHxD) 315x116x343mm – Weight 11kg (approx)
Built-in ATU for HF/50MHz – Roofing filter 6kHz FL-430 Unit and 3kHz FL-431 Unit are Optional – The IC-9100 has one USB connector on the rear panel. - Each main and sub-receiver has a dedicated DSP unit. – The radio simultaneously receives two different bands (1. HF/50MHz + VHF/UHF – 2. VHF + UHF – 3. 430/440MHz + 1200MHz) and works as if there are two independent receivers in one radio.
ATU entrocontenuto per HF/50MHz – Roofing da 15kHz in dotazione ed in opzione Roofing da 6kHz FL-430 e 3kHz FL-431 – L’IC-9100 ha una porta USB sul retro per il controllo RTX con standard C-IV e per i segnali di bassa frequenza audio in Ricezione o Trasmissione con unico cavo USB da e per un Computer esterno (utilizzare il Driver USB utility Icom)
L’IC-9100 ha due ricevitori multibanda indipendenti con due DSP, uno per ciascun ricevitore – Il ricevitore HF/50/144/430 adotta una doppia conversione con un 2nd mixer ad alta reiezione di immagine (vedere i due Diagrammi a Blocchi più sopra); per 1200 MHz una tripla conversione e il modulo opzionale UX-9100 – Il modo D-STAR/DV con UT-121 (opzionale) e DPRS (con GPS esterno opzionale) è applicabile sui 28 e sui 50 MHz in simplex e nelle bande VHF e UHF con DR per i Ripetitori Digitali.