In 1995, almost two decades ago, Icom has changed the way hams think about mobile HF communication with their introduction of the IC-706. Since that time, the Icom Mobile HF radios have been the Performance HF mobile radio of choice. Now, at the 2012 Tokyo Hamfair, Icom has once again changed mobile HF communications with the introduction of the IC-7100.
An amateur radio first! The radio control head features a large, multi-function, "touch screen"' DOT-Matrix LCD display that is positioned for easy view and operation. This is an important feature as the controller display not only provides information, but is your control portal to the IC-7100's feature settings and menus.
Breaking the concept that a radio panel should be flat, the IC-7100's control head is designed for an optimal view angle for the LCD as well as the spacing for large fingers, and plenty of room to have a large internal speaker along with a CW keyjack, phone/speaker, microphone, and control cable.
The IC-7100 provides D-STAR DV mode digital voice and low speed data communication.
(*No info on operations bands beyond 2m/70cm)
D-STAR: Digital Smart Technology for Amateur Radio
The latest 32-bit floating point DSP supports many digital processing features such as digital IF filter, twin PBT, manual notch filters. Of course, those highgrade digital processing features work on all ham bands, from HF to the 70cm band.
|Frequency coverage (MHz)
*1 Showing USA Version. Varies according to version.
*2 Some frequency bands are not guaranteed.
|Mode||USB, LSB, CW, RTTY, AM, FM, WFM (Rx only)|
|No. of memory channels||505 (495 regular, 6 scan edges and 4 call) ; 700 (D-STAR repeater channels|
(one each for HF/50 MHz and VHF/UHF bands, 50Ω)
-10°C to +60°C;
+14°F to +140°F
|Frequency stability||Within ±0.5 ppm (+0°C to +50°C; +32°F to +122°F)|
|Power supply requirement||13.8V DC ±15%|
(projections not included)
|RF Unit 167x58x255 mm
Controller 165x64x78.5 mm
|Weight (approx.)||RF Unit 2.3kg
|Output power (at 13.8V DC)||
|Spurious emissions||Less than -50dB (HF bands)
Less than -63dB (50MHz)
Less than -60dB (144/430MHz)
|Carrier suppression||More than 50dB|
|Unwanted sideband suppression||More than 50dB|
SSB, CW, RTTY, AM, FM
124.487 MHz, 455 kHz, 36kHz
134.732 MHz, 10.70 MHz
|Sensitivity (Pre-amp: ON)||
SSB (BW=2.4kHz, sharp)
CW (BW=500Hz, sharp)
DV (12.5kHz spacing)
More than 2.4 kHz/–6dB
Less than 3.6kHz/–60dB
More than 500 Hz/–6dB
Less than 900 Hz/–60dB
More than 360 Hz/–6dB
Less than 650 Hz/–60dB
More than 6.0 kHz/–6dB
Less than 15 kHz/–60dB
More than 12 kHz/–6dB
Less than 20 kHz/–60dB
|Spurious and image
|More than 70dB (HF bands)
More than 65dB (other bands)
(except 144MHz IF point)
|AF output power
(at 13.8V DC)
|More than 2.0W at 10% distortion with an 8Ω load|
All stated specifications are subject to change without notice or obligation.
READ ALL INSTRUCTIONS carefully and completely before using the transceiver.