Arrivals… and Departures

All modes AM / FM / SSB / Data on HF/VHF/UHF.
All modes AM / FM / SSB / Data on HF/VHF/UHF.

I am happy to report the forthcoming arrival of a new radio – a “2 day old” Icom IC-9100 HF/VHF/UHF from LAM Communications shop in Barnsley. After a chat on the phone this morning with Lee Marsh a deal was struck. Unfortunately it sees the departure of my trusty Yaesu FT-2000 which was may main radio for quite some time, but it was starting to be neglected and I am more than happy to see it get used properly for some great DX by another user.

My shack is now starting to veer towards the Icom brand, and the IC-9100 will sit with my IC-7700 and IC-706 Mk2G in prime position, whilst the 897D will continue to offer itself for DX’peditions and the likes. I do still have a few Yaesu radios… but time will tell on how long I keep them 😉


2 thoughts on “Arrivals… and Departures”

  1. For some reason I also ended up with an Icom shack, comprising of an IC-7400 that I bought used at a great price, an IC-7000 that I mostly use when I travel (this little monster is so good that I never doubted I made the right choice), an IC-E92D and finally an ID-51 on its way (these two latter are mostly used on D-STAR when I travel abroad).

    When I resumed the hobby three years ago after a “pause” of about 20 years, I had an open mind and good memories of my old FT-707 but somehow I ended up with Icom. I am very happy, I have to say. Keep us posted on how the 9100 works.


    Raul M0ZZM

    1. Thanks for the comment Raul. I had always raved over Yaesu but the 7400 I had plus a 706 made me think. I love the 897 and quite fond of the 817 but the 2000 seemed a lot of rig with too fiddly filters which I could never seem to get right.
      I’ll update you on the new rig soon but in the mean time I think I’ll be raising a 2m and 70cm beam lol 🙂

      73 dave

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