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Icom ID-4100A release debut

Discussion in 'Amateur Radio News' started by W4LKO, Feb 18, 2017.

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  1. KR6AUL

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    5100 has Dual display. The 4100 is basically an upgraded 880H. Terminal an access modes still don't work on my 51A plus 2 so my guess is they had extra 880H chassis' and needed something to do with them.
  2. W2JKT

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    I don't like how it's not ergonomic for mobile use in the US. The main knob should be on the RIGHT so that when a driver is manipulating the main knob, the display is not blocked by their hand. Using the 880H (and 4100) takes awkward hand positioning that can cause RSI.

    Terminal and access modes work just fine on your 51A+2. Your D-Star repeater owner just hasn't installed dplus on their G2 gateway or upgraded to G3.
  3. PD0JH

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    I care!! Icom is
  4. K7CB

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    The 5100 is a "true" dual band radio...doing VHF/UHF, VHF/VHF, or UHF/UHF. The 4100 only does one band at a time.
  5. N0RMB

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    why do they put the Mic plug on the radio and not on the remote head.
  6. WF4S

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    I wonder if the control head will be interchangeable with the 880 h. Maybe cheap upgrade?
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  7. KB0VK

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    I have a 5100 want to here more about the 4100
    got a ut 133 a for it
  8. W2JKT

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    The audio, ADC, and filtering needs to be done where the RF deck is. Plus, not having a jillion cables come out of the remote head makes for a cleaner installation. One thing I despise about the ID-880H is that the cable comes out of the side and not the back. It's impossible to install the remote head cleanly.
  9. KC2FQ

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    They put numbers on it today - $459 without mounts or $499 with. No dual receive? Looks like 5100 for me then.
  10. CT7AHQ

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    The ID-4100 has many, many improvements over the ID-880:
    (1) GPS included;
    (2) Voice recorder (no time limit, on the SD card);
    (3) Voice keyer;
    (4) Terminal mode access point (no need to by DVAP/DV4MINI/DVMEGA): it's included inside radio;
    (5) Hotspot function (no need to by DVAP/DV4MINI/DVMEGA);
    (6) Memory names with much more characters,
    (7) Fast data mode (3x facter than ID-880)
    (8) Bluetoth (option)

    Considering that the price is similar, I'm happy to see ICOM is deeply commiter to keep theit products on the leadin edge, incorporating new functions and technologies. The new hams will be very happy to buy IC-4100 instead of the ID-880, I think.

    73 CT7AHQ
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