ICOM IC-9100 Desktop HF/VHF/UHF Transceiver

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The Icom IC-9100 is a versatile and expandable transceiver. It offers professional performance, out of the box on HF, 6 meters and 2 meters with 100 watts. The 440 MHz band is also built-in with 75 watts. The UX-9100 band unit can also be added at any time to 1200 MHz, 10 watt operation. The IC-9100 can simultaneously receive on two different bands and works as if there are two independent receivers in one radio. Each main and sub-receiver has a dedicated DSP unit providing flexible digital IF filters, AGC time constant, twin PBT, manual and auto notch filter, noise reduction, noise blanker, etc. The USB port can transfer modulator, received audio, RTTY demodulator and DV mode data. Satellite operation is not an after-thought on this transceiver. The satellite mode synchronizes the uplink (transmitting) and downlink (receiving) frequencies and shifts the frequency with the same tuning step. Twenty alphanumeric satellite memory channels store frequency, mode and tone settings. A built in RTTY demodulator and decoder allows you to read a RTTY message instantly without an external PC or external decoder. A built in automatic tuner covers the HF bands plus 6 meters. Other refinements include electronic keyer jack on the front panel, four CW memories, voice squelch control, band edge beep, built in voice synthesizer. The multi-function meter shows signal strength, output power, SWR, ALC and compression level. There are main and sub-receiver speaker outputs.

The ICOM IC-9100 made its debut at the Tokyo HamFair 2009 on August 22. Actual sales started in spring of 2011.

Original price in 2011: USD 3600,-

Frequency range

RX-range
10-160 m + WARC / 6 m / 2m / 70cm
23cm + D-Star optional
TX-range
10-160 m + WARC / 6 m / 2m / 70cm
23cm + D-Star optional
HAM bands
160m  80m  60m  40m  30m (WARC)  20m  17m (WARC)  15m  12m (WARC)  6m  2m  70cm  23cm 
Stability
-
Tuning steps
-
Filters
Optional roofing filter modules with 3 & 6kHz filters for HF/6m, and 15kHz filter only for 50MHz and up.

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Receiver

Modulations
AM   FM   CW   USB   LSB   D-STAR   RTTY   DV  
Sensitivity
-
Selectivity
-
Receiver system
Double conversion superheterodyne
IF-frequencies
-
Image rejection
Better than 70 dB
Audio output
-

Transmitter

Modulations
AM   FM   CW   USB   LSB   D-STAR   DV  
RF-Output
HF/50/144MHz: 100W, 430MHz: 75W, 1.2GHz: 10W

Connections

Antenna
SO-239 + N-type
Impedance
50 Ω

Electrical

Power requirements
+13.8V DC
Current drain RX
-
TX
24 A max

Physical

Dimensions (w×h×d)
315 × 116 × 343 mm (12.40 × 4.57 × 13.50 in)
Weight
11.00 kg (24.3 lbs)
Form factor
Base Station
Manufactured
Between 2009 and 201x

Other features

Memories
-
Usage
Amateur / Ham radio operators
Features + options
Built-in HF/50MHz ATU (tuner)
IF-DSP (32-bit operation and 24-bit ADC)
24 bit A/D converter
Rear-panel USB port
RIT/XIT
Digital Noise Reduction
Manual and Automatic Notch
Digital Twin PBT
Dual Display
100 Watt Output (75 W on 440)

1.2GHz (23cm) is available with optional UX-9100 module.
Accessories
-

Manuals, diagrams and brochures

ICOM IC-9100 Product Brochure

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Reviews

Good mileage, poor comfort

ICOM IC-9100, Desktop HF/VHF/UHF Transceiver

I bought this in 1977. I was attracted by the economy: high mileage, stick shift. How I wish I had made a different choice! The rig was cheap, alright. Right from the start, the plastic pieces started breaking. Antenna mount, rear window clip. Then I developed a ping at light loads. The dealer refused to do anything about. After a minor curb collision, the dealer messed up the front end so badly that I couls never get an alignment again. And this with double conversion! Nissan again? NEVER.

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Aquired
Good condition in 1977
USD 0.00

Excellent performance, limited features

ICOM IC-9100, Desktop HF/VHF/UHF Transceiver

Great receiver, excellent filters, noise suppression, very good transmit audio. Lacks preset power for individual bands making transverter or amplifier use difficult. No voice recorder. Great performance compromised by lack of features and inconvenience. It would have been easy to get a few more things right

Written by dm5957 on Mar 8, 2014

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Value for money
Aquired
Mint condition in 2013
USD 3700.00

Prices

Estimating the value of a rig can be challenging. The graph below shows historical prices paid by hams over the years. May it guide you to good fortune...

Price Condition Year User
USD 3799.95 Mint / New 2011 universal-radio
USD 3450.00 Good / New 2011 ralphm
USD 3500.00 Mint / New 2011 rob422rjm
EUR 3079.00 Mint / New 2013 thiecom.de
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