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Re: ICOM 910



You guys are making me aware of something.  (But it's a good thing)
I've been keeping my IC-910 out in a BLACK "Pack-N-Go" bag,
in the trunk of my car.  It has everything-- 1.2 GHz Module, Mode-J
and UHF Bandpass Filters (included in the pack).  The sad part is, I
never use it except for Field Day!  Guess I need to do something
different, like get it out and use it.

I generally use (one of) my IC-821s, or my trusted old 'IC-970', which
I fell in love with-- thinking it was the absolute "classic" of sattellite 
rigs.
I still use the 970 when making Mode-L contacts with 1.2GHz.

It is sad too when my FT-847 is ONLY dedicated to the 6-meters.
It's a satellite rig too, isn't it?  (Yeah, I must be in the FOG again.)

My ICOM IC-910 has performed well at Field Days, with only one
exception.  It picked up some strange intermod at our site that the
IC-821 radio didn't.  There is, however, another good lesson to be
learned here.  You need to be totally familiar with a rig you're going to
use at FD.  Digging one out once a year can cause an interesting, and
somewhat unexpected problem-- unfamiliarity.  You can humorously
find yourself flying by the seat of your pants as a result.

Enjoy Ham Radio!

Charlie, N5TD







----- Original Message ----- 
From: "George Henry" <ka3hsw@earthlink.net>
To: <amsat-bb@amsat.org>
Sent: Thursday, January 10, 2008 8:38 AM
Subject: [amsat-bb] Re: ICOM 910


> -----Original Message-----
>>From: Andrew Rich <vk4tec@people.net.au>
>>Sent: Jan 10, 2008 4:14 AM
>>To: Dave Aitch <dave@g1ocn.com>
>>Cc: amsat-bb@amsat.org
>>Subject: [amsat-bb] Re: ICOM 910
>>
>>IC-910 Arrived today
>>
>>Man - nice radio
>>
>>Sorry to my old ft-736, but a new car is in the garage.
>>
>>
>>----------------------------------------------------------------------------
>>Andrew Rich VK4TEC
>>vk4tec@people.net.au <mailto:vk4tec@people.net.au>
>>http://www.tech-software.net
>
>
>
> Congratulations on the new rig!  I borrowed a 910H for Field Day 2001, and 
> loved it so much I ran out and bought my own.  Never looked at anything 
> else, and have never looked back.
>
> 73,
>
> George, KA3HSW
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