IC-7100, New HF/VHF/UHF Multi Mode & D-STAR DV Ready – Intuitive Touch Screen, Quick Response, Multi-band Radio - Built-in SD Card Slot for Voice & Log Storage. Designed to the 70MHz band in European versions, etc. – Icom announce the upcoming release of the new “Slanted style” Amateur Transceiver! (… available in the UK in the spring of 2013) – Icom Inc. have released a new Brochure (EN), and the MSRP Price in Japan, see links below and pictures.
D-STAR is NOT proprietary to ICOM, D-STAR is an AMBE Codec owned by Digital Voice Systems. Icom is the only manufacturer putting D-STAR in their currently available Icom rigs. – (!! Click to all pictures to enlarge)
!! Suggested Retail Price (Japan) ¥ 165,900 (base price ¥ 158,000 no taxes)
TMS320C6745BPTPA3 Device 3000MIPS (Million Instructions per Second) Clock 375MHz - a high-performance 32-bit floating point IF DSP delivers rich digital signal processing features, including digital IF filter, digital twin PBT, noise reduction, CW auto tune, etc.
Those digital features work on all bands from HF to V/UHF bands. The DSP digital signal processing is incorporated into the AGC function loop.
The optional RS-BA1 software allows you to operate the IC-7100 from a remote PC over the Internet or local home network
Link to: Download the Icom IC-7100 new EUR Brochure V.13GS0170 PDF (EN)
[IC-7100] タッチパネル＆スラント型コントローラーが、今までにない直観的で軽快なマルチバンド運用を実現 - HF＋50MHz＋144MHz＋430MHz〈SSB・CW・RTTY・AM・FM・DV〉100W トランシーバー -
Touch Screen: The 48.6×75.9 mm in large “resistive” touch screen display can be operated even while wearing gloves.
IC-7100 il nuovo HF/50/70/144/430MHz, Multi Modo & D-STAR DV compreso. Ha un nuovo sistema di comando intuitivo e rapido con “Touch Screen” resistivo. Si possono eseguire i vari settaggi operativi direttamente toccando lo schermo LCD a matrice di punti! Il Transceiver dispone di una Slot per inserire una memorie SD-card (opzionale) per memorizzare e gestire Dati, il Log e le funzioni GPS (anche il GPS è opzionale esterno) i dati dei Ripetitori D-STAR, etc. (come nel ID-51E/A). -
Purtroppo nessun ATU è stato integrato all’interno. Un accordatore automatico opzionale (come ad esempio l’AH-4 oppure l’AT-180) è disponibile per l’acquisto (!), per eventuali scopi di ottimizzazione con il sistema di antenna. – (Cliccare sulle varie immagini per ingrandirle)
Prezzo consigliato al pubblico (!! in Giappone) ¥ 165,900 (prezzo base 158.000 ¥)
Anche questo apparato IC-7100 può essere utilizzato in remoto via porta USB con l’utilizzo del Software RS-BA1 della stessa Icom, sia via rete LAN o via Internet e tramite l’impiego di Computer sia locale che nel sito remoto.
[Note] – Detailed specifications: please see the official ICOM sources - All specifications are subject to change without notice – All trademarks belong to their respective holders.
IC-9100 update the Firmware Version V.E1 of April, 2012 – Checking Version on your rtx – The NPR Testing of many HF Receivers by VA7OJ, Adam (latest NPR updated in March, 2013) see link below – QST reviews IC-9100 on April, 2012 by WW3DE, see the summary key 14MHz below - RS-BA1® remote control system … really cool stuff and Linck, Video and more.
IC-9100 Checking the Version installed – (idem for the IC-7410)
1) – Press and hold [F4] and [F5] while turning [ON] the IC-9100 – (idem for the IC-7410)
2) – Do NOT release [F4] and [F5] until you have READ the Version results (3)
3) – Results will appear at the bottom of the display
Results for latest V.E1 - F: 3.01-000 = Front (currently no updates) - M: 3.42-E00 = Main (currently no updates) - DM: 3.03 <00> = DSP Main (Previous version should read 3.02) - DS: 3.04 <00> = DSP Sub (Previous version should read 3.03) – (!! Read the Icom information)
[Note] for the IC-7410 HF/50MHz is NOT granted any firmware, for now
The IC-9100 Firmware V.E1 has just been posted 13/3/2012. – This upgrade is applied from a PC via the rear-panel [USB B] port. – The IC-9100’s firmware can be updated if desired. By updating the firmware, new function(s) can be added and performance can be improved. – This capability ends months of speculation: “Is it or isn’t it?” - - See the Utility Link, the QST Review, the latest NPR rx Testing (3/2013) by VA7OJ and RS-BA1 remote control … below !
IC-9100 la Versione V.E1 del Firmware è disponibile dal 13/03/2012.
Con questo terminano le incertezze e le voci varie, sì l’IC-9100 ha il suo Firmware aggiornabile!
Come verificare la Versione del Firmware nell’IC-9100 e IC-7410: vedere comandi riportati più sopra; – I dati identificativi dell’ultima Versione E1 rilascita da ICOM Inc. solo per l’IC-9100, ove già installata a bordo oppure dopo aver fatto l’aggiornamento, apparirano sulla parte bassa del Display con una serie di valori (vedere più sopra) - [Nota] Per l’IC-7410 non risultano ancora aggiornamenti ad oggi – (NB: Informarsi tramite tutte le news ufficiali di Icom!)
Il firmware del IC-9100 può essere aggiornato, se uno lo desidera, tramite un PC e via porta [USB-B] sul pannello posteriore. Con l’aggiornamento del firmware, naturalmente, possono essere aggiunte nuove funzioni e migliorate le prestazioni via, via da parte del costruttore. -
[Note]: A USB cable type A-B is required. - Please read Icom ”Firmware update instructions” PDF
Noise Power Ratio (NPR) Testing of HF Receivers -© by Adam, VA7OJ/AB4OJ
- Using notched noise to evaluate dynamic receiver performance
Noise Power Ratio (NPR) Testing of HF Receivers – Using notched noise to evaluate dynamic receiver performance – (…. To put the impact of the NPR test into perspective, a -9 dBm Ptot level at 5.6 MHz BRF is equivalent to 1200 simultaneous SSB signals at -43 dBm each, i.e. S9 + 30 dB!) etc. etc…. by Adam Farson, VA7OJ/AB4OJ- (!! updated in March, 2013 – see the link below)
Con il Test NPR Adam, dimostra che il generatore di rumore bianco immette un segnale a banda larga che carica tutti gli stati del ricevitore, il Front-end, i Filtri e l’eventuale Preselettore, simulando la risposta alla ricezione di multi-segnali del DUT (come in realtà succede collegandovi un’antenna). – Il rumore bianco viene rimosso alla frequenza sintonizzata del ricevitore da un adatto filtro notch, inserito in serie. – A causa della distorsione dei circuiti del ricevitore (DUT imput), questa tacca (notch) tende a riempirsi con prodotti di intermodulazione, i cui effetti verranno oppurtunamente misurati in uscita (DUT output).
Link to: Download the NPR test in PDF by VA7OJ Adam (pdf ENG)
QST reviews the IC-9100 on April, 2012 - An overview of the ICOM IC-9100 MF/HF/VHF/UHF Transceiver on the QST magazine by Rick, WW3DE NCJ Managing Editor (ARRL).
Da: “Key Summary” – (Intercept values ..determined using -97 dBm reference)
Qui vengono riportati solo i numeri a 14 MHz, Pre OFF – RTX IC-7410 / IC-9100
See the April, 2012 issue of QST magazine for the complete review and ARRL Lab test results.
[Note]: Area Members Only – to log-in; -
Link to: ARRL – American Radio Relay League for Amateur Radio Home-page
QST pag. 55 [Large Box] RMRD, written by Bob Allison, WB1GCM
- From this review forward, we will include RMDR in the Key Measurements Summary.
Reciprocal Mixing Testing: What Is It?
You may notice two new color bars in the “Key Measurements Summary” at the top of this review. These are for Reciprocal Mixing Dynamic Range (RMDR), with measurements at 20 and 2 kHz spacing. …….omissis …….. Reciprocal mixing is noise generated in a superheterodyne receiver when noise from the local oscillator (LO) mixes with strong, adjacent signals.
RS-BA1® Remote control system (QST… Now for the Really Cool Stuff )
An RS-BA1® remote control system consists of at least one PC, which is used as a Base station (Server) and at least one PC, which is used as a Remote station (Client). Both PCs have to be connected with a network and VAC. The Icom USB driver must be installed.
Link to: Watch the Video RS-BA1 setting (IC-7410) by GoospeedGoo
QST, verso la fine, tratta anche il Software RS-BA1® opzionale della ICOM, che consente di operare l’IC-9100 in remoto tramite Internet o una rete locale LAN. (Porta USB ad un PC locale (Server), un’altro PC remoto (Client). Uso di Porte audio virtuali (VAC), oltre ad uno specifico USB Driver da installare prima di collegare l’apparato al PC)
Per caricare il software, dovrete inserire l’ID del prodotto e la chiave di licenza dall’etichetta del CD acquistato. – Icom dopo la prima versione ha rilasciato un aggiornamento: Ver. 1.20 – 01/04/2011
[Note] – Detailed specifications: please see the official ICOM Inc. sources - All specifications are subject to change without notice – All trademarks belong to their respective holders.
FTdx-3000 Settings MENU now scrolling on display and set values! an innovative approach (now… like Icom inc.) – FTDX3000 approved by F.C.C. ID K6620461X50 – New FT-1D V/U HT FCC ID K6620445X20 and FTM-400D V/U Mobile for digital C4FM FDMA mode. - See the update pictures of a built-in 4.3-in TFT Display and other news and Link below.
List Price: $3500.00 Your Price: $
2799.95 now 2699.95 (Universal Radio US market )
FTdx-3000 Utilizes a new innovative and easy menu settings system and a new 4.3-inch wide color LCD displays the operating information and the status of the transceiver functions selected. (now… like Icom inc.)
To enter into SET MENU mode, simply press the [MENU] button and turn the [CLAR/VFO-B] knob to scroll Up or Down your desired Menu number displayed on the Main LCD and access to many settings and speeds up the operation.
The layout settings [MENU-1] are very fine and offer a nice array of features for the operator. The directional arrows (keypad) and [SELECT] button help you with quick and intuitive access to settings. (please click the picture to enlarg) -
These systems have been newly developed by Yaesu Musen Co., LTD with new substantial design changes, compared to previous devices under the Vertex Standard Inc. Brand! – I have to commend Yaesu Musen Co. for coming up with such an innovative and easy approach.
In Dayton and Friedrichshafen Expo as you can see the buttons [VFO B/A] are reversed! than usual [VFO A/B] – Now in Tokyo Ham Fair these buttons to select the two VFO have been reported in the usual position: [VFO A/B]
The Main operating frequency is the most important in the radio display, with [VFO-A] frequency located just above the Main dial. The [VFO-B] frequency can be displayed on the 4.3-inch color LCD display (left). - For the [MODE] change (USB LSB CW RTTY etc.) you have a single button with sequential selection or via Memory channels!
Link to: Download the FTDX-3000 Preliminary Brochure link a ML&S UK
FTdx-3000 Receiver is double conversion, with the first IF at 9 MHz and the second DSP IF at 30 kHz for SSB and CW and 24 kHz for AM and FM modes (like FTdx-5000′s) but the 1st mixer is different from the 1st mix used in the 5000′ series (8x3SK294 !) (see the picture)
Independent Frequency display although the FTDX-3000 has only one receiver; the rig uses dual VFOs, essential for split operation. General coverage receive is available from 30 kHz to 56 MHz.
On the rear panel Signal are furnished: Output for an external receiver and the 9 MHz IF output and two connectors for optional u-tune unit … etc. (see picture)
The July, August and September QST’s Cover II inserts the manufacturer’s specifications: !! 4.3-inch Large color LCD display / DR:106 dB / IP3 +33 dBm / 14MHz Band CW (500) (IPO ON, Roofing Filter 600Hz, 2 kHzSpacing) -
Link: Video Ham Fair Tokyo 2012 YAESU Booth 【ハムフェア2012 ヤエスブース】
FT-1D 144+430 MHz HT coming-soon. – This device has been approved by the F.C.C. (FCC ID K6620445X20) !
The-FT1DR/E VHF/UHF HT provides both analog and digital communications on both bands with up to 5 watts.
It is possible to switch between analog and digital mode by pressing one button on the radio. – The FT-1D uses the C4FM FDMA for a lower BER (bit error rate) like the professional LMR (Land Mobile Radio) radios. – The FT-1D can obtain a data trasfer speed 9.6 kbps and E-GPS function for Digital ARTS (Auto-Range Trasponding System) and more.
[Note] The Digital C4FM FDMA mode is not compatible with the Digital GSMK D-STAR
Link to: FT-1D Brochure (pag. 1-2) Radioworld http://blog.radioworld.ca/?p=2941
FTM-400D VHF/UHF Mobile (first prototype) AM/FM/NFM/DV (C4FM FDMA, 9.6 Kbps)
Feature (preliminary): Large color touch screen. GPS/APRS functions. Packet 1200/9600bd ready.
Spectrum scope. ARTS. Bluetooth. Twin RX – Micro SD card slot.
[Note] All marks are property of their respective owners. – Specifications are subject to change without notice!
The Baofeng UV-3R Mark II Dual-Band HT VHF UHF Dual frequency on display, Dual Watch – They copied the VX-3R ?… very similar indeed – at least on the outside!! – US Market List Price $69.99 / Special save: $59.99 US - (source: Fleetwood web, powered by ©CafePress.com)
For European customers,1750Hz tone burst is standard. For North Americans, unlike other micro radios, we offer 5k frequency spacing. The dual-band DSP chip also allows you to work U/V -
The UV-3R Mk-II Transceiver has also passed CE, FCC and RoHS certification – !!…now, we buy regular equipment !!
Again the ©VGC Vero Global Communication Co.,LTD has announced another model similar to the UV-3R: the UV-X4 Dual Band Dual Watch Pocket Radio – Change the type of buttons on the front panel and Color body! – See the ©VGC image (click to enlarge) – Only the model name, trade name, and FCC ID are different. – The CE Code 0678 (!) is identical
[Note] Change the FCC ID of identification from the Baofeng Co., Ltd UV-3R Mk II (currently approved device) to the new VGC Co., Ltd UV-4X (electrically identical). – This…. for purpose of marcheting.
[Note]: This Radio Requires a License – !! Use Responsibly:
It is the buyers responsibility to ensure that your Two Way Radio or Amateur Radio is operated under, and controlled, within the laws that govern your respected area – Please consult your local radio/spectrum/government agency prior to any and all use
TH-D72A and TH-D72E Data Communicator FM Dual Bander -(Click image to enlarge) See the Link below for Download the Brochure in Japanese lang. and the TH-D72 News Release in EN and Prices Jp and US and more…
Kenwood has announced it is launching 2 new FM dual band transceivers in December 2010. Featuring a high-performance GPS receiver, the TH-D72A and TH-D72E support a easy APRS® operation without requiring a computer and wide range of APRS® (Automatic Packet Reporting System) functions can be used if the TH-D72A/E is connected to a PC with the supplied USB cable to enable control of the TNC.
Japan Prices: Kenwood Suggested retail price: 62,790 yen – (excl. tax: 59,800 yen)
US Prices: List Price: $512.00 – Your Price: $499.00 (by Universal Radio)
At Friedrichshafen, last Ham radio 28 June, 2010, Icom Europe said that the IC-9100 would be released around September / October — The projected release is around October 2010!
Watch the photo inside the IC-9100 (click below for larger images) !!→ Updating: Andrews Comm Now it is * Due Sept/Oct? (see the link below)
The IC-9100 covers 100W on HF, 50MHz and 144MHz, 75W on 430/440MHz and 10W on 1200MHz (option). 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. (Source by © 2010 Icom Inc)
Two 32-bit DSP and double conversion superheterodyne → Each main and sub-receiver has a dedicated DSP unit → The D-STAR mode (option) is available in 28MHz and 50MHz bands simplex mode as well as in VHF and UHF bands → USB connector for PC control → Modulator, received audio, RTTY demodulator, DV mode data can also be transferred over the USB cable → GPS position reporting functions → Satellite mode operation or even moonbounce → Optional CS-9100 programming Software → The built-in RTTY demodulator and decoder → Optional 1st IF filters for HF/50MHz bands → Optional D-STAR DV mode UT-121 Unit → And more Features: → Download the new Brochure released from Icom Inc. (Link below)
Link to: Icom America IC-9100 – has updated their web page
Link to: Download the new Pre-release Icom inc (14.05.2010) – 2.6MB .PDF
Link to: The IC-9100 web-page by Adam,VA7OJ/AB4OJ
!! Andrews Communications Systems in NSW AU has again changed their web site on the radio IC-9100. Now it is * Due Sept/Oct? Link to Andrews web → (updated 25.07.2010)
Andrews Communications Systems in New South Wales AU – has updated their web site, saying they will have the radio * Due Sept/Oct? – Expected price AU$4000.00 (with or…. with none of the “options”!? D-Star, Roofing Filters 3/6 kHz and 1.2G module extra?) – List Price calculated in USD = 3600.00? (AUD/USD: 0,9010 of 05.13.2010) Andrews Comm. we’ll have the best price, of course!
A Friedrichshafen, nella fiera Ham Radio di fine Giugno 2010 scorso, Icom Europa ha detto che l’IC-9100 verrà commercializzato verso settembre/ottobre! – In effetti si dice che dovrebbe essere più in Ottobre. – La Andrews Communications Australia ha ancora aggiornato il suo sito web, sulla pagina del IC-9100 scrive: L’arrivo ora è previsto * per Settembre/Ottobre? 2010! (25.07.2010) – Il prezzo di listino rimane sempre AU$4000.00 con previsti sconti – Link al sito Andrews Comm
Il Prezzo atteso rimane A$ 4.000,00 AUD – (Non è indicato se il prezzo comprende le opzioni: Modulo D-Star, Filtri stretti 3/6kHz e il modulo 1.2GHz che eventualmente sarerebbero extra?) – Arrivo previsto ora a Settembre. – Il prezzo in Euro al Cambio di 0,7155 (del 13.5.2010) sarebbe = a €2.860,00 di Listino (prezzo indicativo!)
Presto speriamo di leggere le notizie sul IC9100 e il suo prezzo anche su Marcucci SpA!
I dati sul doppio ricevitore, doppio DSP e tutte le funzioni operative si trovano sulla nuova Brochure Icom del 14.05.10 – Scaricabile dal Link più sopra
Il nuovo multi banda IC-9100 dimostrativo, in attesa del Certificato FCC, è stato esposto alla Dayton Hamvention 2010 nello Stand della Icom America con la nuova Pre-Release
VX-8DR All-in-one Tri-band (50/144/430 MHz) Transceiver Bluetooth for hands-free Operation with optional accessories. Waterproof/Submersible IPX7 rated-3ft for 30 minutes (Optional FGP-2 GPS and antenna unit, CT-136 Adapter or MH-74a7a external mic. for GPS/APRS® operation) -
VX-8GR 144/430 Dual Band Transceover with GPS unit included Built-in GPS Antenna which is based on a 12-channel receiver for GPS/APRS® operation. Wide Band Receiver for 108-999 MHz, IPX-5 Water jets. – A lower cost V/U APRS® handheld.
Minus a few VX-8R/DR features you may not need: No 6m – TX/RX – No 220 TX/RX – No HF RX – No Bluetooth – No SU-1 Barometer sensor – No WFM RX – No water immersion.
!! See more info, Price, Link and FTM-350R Bug Fixed …..below
The all-round transceiver IC-9100: HF/50 MHz (100W) 144/430 MHz (50W) 1200 MHz (10W) with optional 1.2 GHz UX-9100 module. Optional D-STAR Unit, DV mode operation on the esport version.
* HF/50MHz, 144/430 (440)MHz &1200MHz coverage (UX-9100 Optional)
* 100W on HF/50/144MHz
* 75W on 430 (440)MHz
* 10W on 1200MHz >(UX-9100 Unit Optional)
* Roofing 15kHz (FL.431 3kHz/ FL-430 6kHz 1st IF Optional for HF/50MHz)
* D-STAR DV (D-STAR Unit optional in combination with operating bands and mode)
* Satellite mode operation
* SSB, CW, RTTY, AM, FM & DV (D-STAR optional)
* 32-bit floating point DSP & 24-bit AD/DA converter
* Double superheterodyne with 2nd IF image rejection mixer
* This device requires 13.8 VDC
Icom introduces a direct competitor to the Kenwood TS-2000 TS-2000x!…. The IC-9100 has only one main DSP unit. In the 9100′s price class, it would not be cost-effective to include a second DSP board (ADC, DSP, DAC, support IC’s) for dual receive. No VHF and UHF at the same time.
See the Link below for download the Pre-release product information .PDF 2.2MB
The Yaesu FTM-350 new APRS capable Mobile Amateur VHF/UHF was on display at the Tokyo Ham Fair 22 August, 2009.
The new FTM-350 GPS/APRS Yaesu’s answer to the Kenwood TM-D710. Standard FTM-350 upgrades the FTM-10 to add packet radio and GPS/APRS capabilities and very large LCD with a radical change of style! Recalls the style of competitors Kenwood TM-D710 and Icom IC-2820. Now the functions of the controls are on the edge of the LCD…….
IC-E80D Vs IC-E91D Disply and Panel-Key. D-STAR Hot Spot V2.29 is available with latest Node Adapter, PCBs and PICs are available from Satoshi Yasuda 7M3TJZ/AD6GZ . More news: see the info and data with the link below
Wideband receiver* with V/V, U/U dualwatch capability (*1 Receiver range differs from depending on version)
The IC-E80D Using LCD and keypad backlighting! Switchable VHF/UHF dual bande. Can transmit and receive D-STAR format digital voice and 950 bps data communication, simultaneously….