Icom America recently donated an IC-9100 transceiver for installation at W1HQ, the ARRL Headquarters station used by employees and volunteers.
The transceiver was provided courtesy of Ray Novak, N9JA, Icom America Senior Sales Manager, and it includes the optional 1200 MHz module. The IC-9100 is an HF through 1200 MHz multimode transceiver that offers two independent receivers. It received an excellent review in the April 2012 issue of QST.
The IC-9100 will be primarily used to enhance W1HQ’s satellite capability, although it has many other applications. ARRL Chief Operating Officer Harold Kramer, WJ1B, praised Icom for their generosity. “Thanks to Icom and Ray Novak, we are going to enjoy an enormous update to W1HQ’s capabilities. The staff is eager to put the ‘9100 on the air!”