IC-9100 | ICOM

ICOM » IC-9100 — Price & Specifications

HF/VHF/UHF multi-band in one transceiver with dual independent receivers and satellite mode operation. Double-conversion superheterodyne with image rejection mixer, wide frequency range, 100/75/10 Watt max output power on HF-VHF/430/1240 MHz bands. Ideated in Japan, year of introduction 2011.

Reference market : ham-radio

General :
Frequency coverage [1] [2] RX 0.0300 ~ 60.0000 MHz
136.0000 ~ 174.0000 MHz
420.0000 ~ 480.0000 MHz
1240.0000 ~ 1320.0000 MHz [3]
TX 1.8000 ~ 1.9999 MHz
3.5000 ~ 3.9999 MHz
5.2550 ~ 5.4050 MHz [4]
7.0000 ~ 7.3000 MHz
10.1000 ~ 10.1500 MHz
14.0000 ~ 14.3500 MHz
18.0680 ~ 18.1680 MHz
21.0000 ~ 21.4500 MHz
24.8900 ~ 24.9900 MHz
28.0000 ~ 29.7000 MHz
50.0000 ~ 54.0000 MHz
144.0000 ~ 148.0000 MHz
430.0000 ~ 450.0000 MHz
1240.0000 ~ 1300.0000 MHz [3]
Modulation mode CW / FSK (RTTY) / LSB / USB / AM / FM / D-STAR [5]
Tuning step 1 / 10 / 100 Hz / 1 / 5 / 6.25 / 9 / 10 / 12.5 / 20 / 25 / 50 / 100 KHz / 1 MHz
Receiver :
Sensitivity [11] SSB / CW [6] 0.16 uV (1.8~30 MHz, 10dB S/N)
0.13 uV (50~54 MHz, 10dB S/N)
0.11 uV (144, 430 and 1240 MHz, 10dB S/N)
AM [7] 12.6 uV (0.5~1.8 MHz, 10dB S/N)
2.0 uV (1.8~30 MHz, 10dB S/N)
1.6 uV (50~54 MHz, 10dB S/N)
1.4 uV (144 and 430 MHz, 10dB S/N)
FM [8] 0.5 uV (28~29.7 MHz, 12dB SINAD)
0.32 uV (50~54 MHz, 12dB SINAD)
0.18 uV (144, 430 and 1240 MHz, 12dB SINAD)
D-STAR [9] 1.0 uV (28~29.7 MHz, 1% BER)
0.63 uV (50~54 MHz, 1% BER)
0.35 uV (144, 430 and 1240 MHz, 1% BER)
Selectivity [10] CW > 0.5 KHz (-6dB)
< 0.7 KHz (-40dB)
RTTY > 0.5 KHz (-6dB)
< 0.8 KHz (-40dB)
SSB > 2.4 KHz (-6dB)
< 3.4 KHz (-40dB)
AM > 6 KHz (-6dB)
< 10 KHz (-40dB)
FM > 12 KHz (-6dB)
< 22 KHz (-40dB)
D-STAR 12.5 KHz (-50dB)
RF preamplifier Preamp-1 (HF+50 MHz, wide dynamic range)
Preamp-2 (HF+50 MHz, high gain)
RF attenuator Yes
Reciprocal mixing dynamic range (RMDR) [12] 80 dB (5 KHz spaced signals, 14 MHz, pre OFF)
101 dB (20 KHz spaced signals, 14 MHz, pre OFF)
Blocking [12] 120 dB (5 KHz spaced signal, 14 MHz, pre OFF)
142 dB (20 KHz spaced signal, 14 MHz, pre OFF)
130 dB (20 KHz spaced signal, 144 MHz)
119 dB (20 KHz spaced signal, 430 MHz)
100 dB (20 KHz spaced signal, 1240 MHz)
IP3 (3rd order intercept point) +30dBm (14 MHz, pre OFF)
Image and spurious rejection [13] > 70 dB (1.8~30 MHz)
> 70 dB (50 MHz)
> 60 dB (144 and 430 MHz)
> 50 dB (1240 MHz)
Twin PBT 50 Hz steps (SSB/CW/RTTY)
200 Hz steps (AM)
Notch attenuation (Manual) 60 dB
Notch attenuation (Auto) 52 dB
CW features Semi break-in / full break-in
Pitch control 300~900 Hz in 5 Hz steps
Reverse mode L/USB
Noise blanker (NB) Yes. Threshold, depth and width adjustable
Noise reduction attenuation (NR) Yes
RIT variable range ± 9.999 KHz
AGC OFF, fast, mid, slow
Frequency stability ± 0.5 ppm max with temperature from 0°C to +50°C after 5' power ON.
Intermediate frequency 64.455 MHz (0.03-60 MHz)
10.850 MHz (136-174 MHz)
71.250 MHz (420-480 MHz)
243.950 MHz (1240-1320 MHz)
36 KHz (0.03-60, 136-174, 420-480 MHz)
10.950 MHz (1240-1320 MHz)
36 KHz (1240-1320 MHz)
Squelch sensitivity [11] SSB < 5.6 uV (HF+50 MHz, threshold)
< 1.0 uV (144, 430 and 1240 MHz, threshold)
FM < 0.3 uV (HF+50 MHz, threshold)
< 0.18 uV (144, 430 and 1240 MHz, threshold)
Transmitter :
Output power SSB / CW / RTTY / FM / D-STAR 2~100 W (1.8~54 MHz bands)
2~100 W (144 MHz band)
2~75 W (430 MHz band)
1~10 W (1240 MHz band)
AM 2~30 W (1.8~54 MHz bands)
Spurious emission In-band < -50 dB (1.8~29.7 MHz bands)
< -63 dB (50 MHz band)
< -63 dB (144 MHz band)
< -62 dB (430 MHz band)
< -53 dB (1240 MHz band)
Out-of-band < -40 dB (1.8~29.7 MHz bands)
< -60 dB (50 MHz band)
< -60 dB (144 MHz band)
< -60 dB (430 MHz band)
< -50 dB (1240 MHz band)
Carrier suppression (SSB) > 40 dB
Unwanted sideband suppression (SSB) > 55 dB (HF/50/144/430 MHz bands)
> 40 dB (1240 MHz band)
XIT variable range ± 9.999 KHz
Microphone 600Ω
CW features 6~48 wpm Keyer
Antenna tuner Matching impedance range 16.7-150Ω (1.8~29.7 MHz)
20-125Ω (50~54 MHz)
Minimum operating power 8W (1.8~29.7 MHz)
15W (50~54 MHz)
Tuning accuracy < 1:1.5 SWR
Insertion loss < 1dB
Features :
Memory 99 regular memories for HF/50 MHz bands
99 regular memories for 144 MHz band
99 regular memories for 430 MHz band
99 regular memories for 1240 MHz band
6 for programmed scan limits on HF/50 MHz bands
6 for programmed scan limits on 144 MHz band
6 for programmed scan limits on 430 MHz band
6 for programmed scan limits on 1240 MHz band
1 call channel for HF/50 MHz bands
1 call channel for 144 MHz band
1 call channel for 430 MHz band
1 call channel for 1240 MHz band
20 satellite channels
500 D-STAR repeater channels
Display 1 Hz frequency resolution
30-segments signal meter bar
Antenna 2 x SO239 50Ω connector (0.03~60 MHz)
SO239 50Ω connector (136~174 MHz)
N 50Ω connector (420~480 MHz)
N 50Ω connector (1240~1320 MHz)
Power supply 13.8 VDC ±15% external
Power consumption 4.5A RX, max volume (HF, 50, 144 and 430 MHz bands)
5.5A RX, max volume (1240 MHz band)
3.0A RX, squelch ON (HF, 50, 144 and 430 MHz bands)
4.0A RX, squelch ON (1240 MHz band)
24A TX, max power (HF, 50, 144 and 430 MHz bands)
9A TX, max power (1240 MHz band)
Audio power 2W with an 8Ω load
Audio output 2 x Jack 3.5 mm external speaker
Jack 6.35 mm headphone
Connections Jack 8-pin (microphone)
Jack 3.5 mm (CI-V remote control)
Jack 6.35 mm (ALC)
Jack 6.35 mm (CW keyer)
Jack 6.35 mm (SEND)
Jack 2.5 mm (DATA1, GPS)
Socket 6-pin (DATA2, TNC)
Socket 13-pin (accessories)
Socket 4-pin (antenna tuner)
USB (PC, cloning, input modulation)
Mechanical and environmental data :
Operating temperature from 0°C to +50°C
Dimensions 315 (W) x 116 (H) x 343 (D) mm (projections not included)
Weight 11kg
11.95kg (with UX-9100 unit)

[1] Some frequency bands are not guaranteed
[2] Varies according to version
[3] The optional UX-9100 unit is required
[4] 5.3305, 5.3465, 5.3665, 5.3715 and 5.4035 channelized in some versions
[5] The optional UT-121 unit is required
[6] 2400 Hz bandwidth
[7] 6000 Hz bandwidth
[8] 15000 Hz bandwidth
[9] 12.5 kHz channels space
[10] Sharp filter
[11] On HF preamp-1 ON, on 50MHz preamp-2 ON
[12] This parameter, not in official data, was obtained with direct tests
[13] Except IF through on 50MHz

Description :

The IC-9100 offer sophisticated operations with expansion capabilties. Its provides excellent receiver sensitivity in the VHF/UHF bands, equivalent to the highly-acclaimed previous dedicated model, the IC-910H. By installing the optional UX-9100 unit the transceiver can be operational on 23cm immediately more than HF/50, 144 and 430 MHz amateur bands in multiple modes. In satellite mode the IC9100 ICOM synchronizes the uplink and downlink frequencies, tracking both in the same tuning step. This function matches normal and reverse mode satellites. Compensation of the Doppler effect can be performed easily. Also, 20 memory channels store SAT frequecies, mode and tone setting for quick set-up.

Other features: 3 roofing IF filters for HF/50 MHz bands, built-in 15kHz filter and optional 3kHz and 6kHz filters. Twin PBT and IF Shift. Manual / auto notch filter, noise blanker and 16-step variable noise reduction. Voice squelch function. Built-in RTTY demodulator and decoder. CW functions as multi-function electronic keyer and 4 channels with 70 characters of transmit memory. CTCSS and DTCS tone encoder and decoder. First class third-order intercept point. Optional UT-121 provides D-STAR mode for digital voice and low-speed data communications. 100 Watt output power on HF/50 and also on 144 MHz. Built-in antenna tuner for HF/50MHz bands. Large and multi-function LCD display with simple band scope.

Digital IF filter :

The DSP allows to build own filter. You can quickly choose bandwidth, shape factor, and center frequency. Three filter memories allow to change filter setting instantly. Here the passband range.

Mode Passband width range
CW 50 ~ 500 Hz with 50 Hz step
600 ~ 3600 Hz with 100 Hz step
RTTY 50 ~ 500 Hz with 50 Hz step
600 ~ 2700 Hz with 100 Hz step
SSB 50 ~ 500 Hz with 50 Hz step
600 ~ 3600 Hz with 100 Hz step
AM 200 ~ 10000 Hz with 200 Hz step
FM 7 kHz, 10 kHz, 15 kHz

Dual receiver :

As seen in the following figure the IC-9100 has 3 indipendent receiver circuits from the antenna connectors to the second intermediate frequency image-rejection mixer. One each for HF + 50 MHz bands, 144 MHz band, 430 MHz band. Two simultaneous receive pairs are allow for different Main / Sub bands.


IC-9100 frequency conversion system and Main / Sub path

Rear pannel and connections :


IC-9100 rear panel view

Reference Description
1 Antenna connector-1 SO239
2 Antenna connector-2 SO239
3 1200 MHz antenna connector N
4 Main band external speaker jack
5 Sub band external speaker jack
6 430 MHz antenna connector N
7 144 MHz antenna connector SO239
8 DC power socket
9 Ground terminal
10 Socket for the optional AH-4 automatic antenna tuner
11 DATA-1 jack
12 DATA-2 socket
13 CW Key jack
14 ALC input jack
15 SEND control jack
16 Accessory socket [ACC]
17 CI-V remote control jack
18 USB port

IC-9100 price :

We have collected for your convenience the IC-9100 ICOM sales prices and their trend over time. Of course offers, accessories, warranty terms and conditions can lead to different figures.

Price Date Condition
EUR 3.239,-- 2018-oct New

With UT-121 unit for D-STAR

GBP 2.799,-- 2018-oct New

Without UX-9100 unit for 23cm band

GBP 2.999,-- 2018-oct Second Hand

Excellent condition. Comes with 23cm UX9100 unit fitted. Original box.

USD 1.499,-- 2018-oct Second Hand

Comes with microphone and manual. Without 23cm unit. Original box.

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