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ICOM Showcases it’s New IC-7100 at the Tokyo Ham Fair 2012

August 25, 2012 

Showcasing at the Tokyo Ham Fair 2012, the Icom IC-7100 HF/VHF/UHF Amateur Radio Transceiver

Icom Inc. have shown a new sample of a revolutionary HF/VHF/UHF Amateur Radio Mobile Transceiver with touch screen control called the IC-7100 at the Tokyo Ham Fair 2012.

The IC-7100 is a HF+6m+VHF+UHF all mode compact radio with an innovative slanted touch-screen LCD controller. A first for an Icom transceiver, the IC-7100 is designed to the 70MHz band in European versions where 70MHz is open to Amateur radio enthusiasts. To maintain its commitment to D-STAR, all versions of the IC-7100 will come with standard D-STAR DV mode.

Since the launch of the original IC-706 in 1995, Icom has been leading the market of HF/VHF/UHF multi-band mobile radios. The popularity of vehicular mounted amateur radios may not be as high as the times of the IC-706 series, but the IC-7100 has been carefully designed to reignite Amateurs’ interest in mobile communications and brings digital communication opportunity to a wider range of radio Amateurs.

Planned Features include:

  • Slanted front separated controller with large touch screen dot matrix LCD (controller cannot be attached to body front)
  • Speaker is self contained inside the controller
  • Full mode (SSB, CW, AM, FM, RTTY decode) and D-STAR DV
  • HF (100W) / 50MHz (100W) / 70MHz (50W) / 144MHz (50W) / 430MHz (35W) (Note: Power may be different according to version. The 70MHz band is available for some versions only)
  • Lower current consumption / cooler operation (compared with the IC-7000)
  • SWR meter function also works for VHF and UHF bands
  • Remote power on / off
  • IF DSP for filtering / interference removal / noise reduction
  • SD memory card slot, voice recording
  • USB Audio In / Out, remote control
  • +/- 0.5ppm frequency stability
  • 505ch memory channels

Further details about its features and options have been made available on a Pre-release product information sheet. The IC-7100 Pre-release information can be downloaded on this page.

A high resolution picture of the IC-7100 can be downloaded from our image bank. Click here to enter our image bank.

At the moment we do not have any information about release date or price but please stay tuned to for more official details.

Icom Marketing:

Click to view the pre-release marketing information for the IC-7100.

Alinco announces new 220/902 MHz HT at Dayton Hamvention
May 24, 2011

Alinco announces new 220/902 MHz HT at Dayton Hamvention

Here’s an announcement that didn’t get a whole lot of attention at this year’s Dayton Hamvention: Alinco was soliciting opinions and suggestions for their new DJ-G29T handheld which covers two of the most rarely-used amateur bands: 220 MHz and 902 MHz.

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Legendary R-390 Donated to Iowa Collins Museum

Eastern Iowa Business
by: Dave Dewitte/SourceMedia Group News
August 6, 2010 by

Legendary spy radio donated back to Rockwell Collins

This Collins R-390 HF reciever has been donated to the Rockwell Collins museum by Sentinal Chapter of the 101st Airborne Division Association

CEDAR RAPIDS  – An unheralded group of Vietnam War-era Army signals intelligence officers took a step into the daylight Friday to donate one of their favorite radios back to its manufacturer.

The 265th Radio Research Company used many radios in their service in Vietnam from 1967 to 1972, but the R-390A HF (high-frequency) receiver they donated to the Rockwell Collins museum was something special, they said.

“This has been a workhorse,” said Doug Bonnot of Jonesboro, Tenn., the president of the Radio Research Company Veteran Group .

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444.725 High Level CARP Repeater Offline

Over the weekend the CARP High Level repeater on 444.725 suffered an equipment failure. Rob Mavis (AE6GE) and Patrick May (KI6QOH) went to the site to assess the problem with the repeater not transmitting, but was receiving just fine. Upon opening up the repeater a failed resistor in the PA was located. The PA was removed from the repeater and brought back down to Clovis for repair and testing. The repeater should be back up fairly soon.

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