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Saturday, 29 January 2011

How to afford an Icom IC-9100

Should I be blaming all the RF from my amateur radio gear for my failing memory?

A little birdy tells me we may see the new Icom IC-9100 in the shops by March, but can I like as heck remember were I saw this little gem so I can point a link at it or confirm it anywhere else. The Icom sites have no mention of it and as we were once being told we would see it on sale be August last year I will not hold my breath. March would be good for me as I get my bonus then but Helen has already earmarked that for new French doors to replace the patio doors :0(

How to afford an Icom IC-9100

I could work a bit of OT.
I could get an extra job.
I sell drugs for a gangster,
Who works for the mob.

I could learn to cheat at poker.
I could rob or steal a car.
I could sell some of my ham gear,
No I wouldn't go that far!


  1. - Be a financial trader
    - Be the CEO of a major pharmaceutical company
    - Be the CEO of any insurance company

    There are other methods. Your thought about drug dealing has possibilities. An option for the little-guy.

    73 Dick

  2. I cannot tell a lie,said Cock Robin , t,was I after speaking to the bosses at Icom (they are sill in official denial at this moment in time) and I reckon the first wave will be in the region of £2,200 - £2,500 and after the first rush free speakers desk mike and psu and a then a price of maybe sub £2000

    need a new rig to plug into my Big Antenna ...!!!

  3. £2999.99 (without the extras)- oh well one can but dream

  4. Are Icom mad?
    This radio has been awaited by so many people for about two years now but this price is way off the mark. The only other radio that covers 1.8-23cm the TS2000 is less than half the price of the IC9100 when you add in the 23cm mod. Icom have missed an oportunity to clean up on this sector of the market. I will be sticking with my IC7400 and IC910.