Monday, January 27, 2014
The Icom IC 7100 is my new base rig
To complement my portable Elecraft KX3, I now have an Icom IC 7100 for the house. This is an all band all mode transceiver. It has the DV mode for DSTAR as well. The control head with the touch screen interface is a winner. Another innovation is the built in sound card. This eliminates the external sound card interface. Likewise it has a SD card for saving settings and recordings. Happily it works well with my SGC 237 external tuner. The tuner is connected to a 135 foot doublet fed with 300 ohm balanced line. I find that 7100 is packable in a large tool box and could come in handy for field day.