Thursday, August 20, 2009

New Icom Radio?

I subscribe to a number of Yahoo Groups devoted to amateur radio. A couple of evenings ago, I received two message posts: one from a group for the Icom IC-7600 and one for the Icom IC-7700. A new Yahoo Group has been created around a supposed new Icom radio that will debut in a few days at the Tokyo Hamfair. This radio apparently supports HF, VHF, UHF, and has options for a D-Star board, and a 23-cm module. At this time the radio's model number is the IC-9100. Someone on the new Yahoo Group indicated that he was told that Icom would be retiring the IC-746Pro and the IC-910H. Perhaps this radio is the replacement. I have nothing more to mention now, since details are few and far between. It wouldn't surprise me that more information will be coming in over the weekend. The Tokyo Hamfair is August 22nd and 23rd.

Ned, N8OIF