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Re: New Icom Satellite Radio, IC-910H?



Miles,

Check http://www.mlands.co.uk/news.asp for a picture.

73 Howard G6LVB

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Miles Mann" <Miles.Mann@ind.alcatel.com>
To: <amsat-bb@AMSAT.Org>
Sent: Tuesday, August 15, 2000 3:53 PM
Subject: [amsat-bb] New Icom Satellite Radio, IC-910H?


> 
> Hi All:
> Last month i posted a memo asking if anyone had any data on the Icom910.
> I only received a few comments.
> To deepen the mystery, the web page which had the picture and specifics
> has pull the pages off.  so now you cant even get a picture
> of the new satellite radio.
> 
> The www.icomamerica.com web page has no production satellite radios
> listed.
> 
> 
> here are some comments i did receive
> 
> Miles,
> Jerry, K5OE
> Thanks for posting the URL.  I have been looking for a pic of that rig
> for a 
> while.  The IC-746 discussion group had a report from the UK last March
> on 
> the IC-910H, stating the expected specs were 100 W on 2 m, 75 w on 70
> cm, AND 
> 25 W on 23 cm.  There has been no real news since then except for the 
> official discontinuation of the IC-821H by Icom.  The Japanese site only
> says 
> to "check back soon for a new satellite radio."  
> 
> Looking closely at the picture, it appears they have followed the
> dual-band 
> AF/RF/SQL knobs of the predecessors and have also NOT put in a sub-band
> VFO 
> knob like the FT-847 (too bad).  The rig does sport a "satellite"
> button, but 
> I don't see any sign of DSP functions.  Also missing seem to be those
> little 
> buttons on the IC-820/821H that turned on the 12 VDC power on the coax
> (so 
> handy for powering your Drake 13 cm downconverter).  It also appears to
> be a 
> mobile design, not a desk top design like it's predecessors; maybe 50%
> bigger 
> than an FT-100 or IC-706.  However, one interesting thing is it looks
> like 
> both VFO's are tuned to 23 cm, so dual-in-band receive looks like it is 
> possible in this new design.
> 
> A big question is:  where/when is the IC-746Pro (with 70 cm)?  Followed
> by:  
> where/when is the FT-847 Mark V (with better HF IF/filters, an SWR
> meter, 
> VOX, and a CW memory keyer, and a fix to the CAT/tuner problem) 
> :-))??    
> 
> 73,
> Jerry, K5OE
> 
> -------- Original Message --------
> Tom Webb, WA9AFM/5
> tmwebb@ionet.net wrote:
>  
> There will be an optional 1.2GHz module.  You now have the full extent
> of my
> vast knowledge of this rig which, I might add, I'm waiting for with
> great
> anticipation.
>  
>  Tom Webb, WA9AFM/5
>  
>  On Wed, 26 Jul 2000 08:44:23 -0400 you wrote:
> 
> -------- Original Message --------
> > > Hi all
> > > i found a web link which shows a picture of a new Icom IC-910H.
> > > The lable on the radio says VHF/UHF All Mode Tranciever.
> > > Does anyone have any additional data on this radio?
> > > thanks Miles  WF1F MAREX
> > >
> > > http://www.tvs-online.net/page13.html
> > > ----
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