Friday, January 1, 2021

Testing out my new IC-7100

So I recently bought myself an IC-7100 for Christmas. The model has been around for awhile and has a fairly good reputation. It's identical to the IC-7100 the Rusk County ARC has at the OEM office, it will give me a chance to stay "in-practice" to be able to use that one.

I bought a large "gun bag" at Walmart that the fits the radio quite nicely. I took it all out to Lake Forrest Park with my BuddiPole and operated an hour or so. Made a couple of solid contacts on 20m to Minnesota and got a good report. This is my first Icom radio so it's a little new to this Yaesu user, but I'm getting the hang of it. I have not been able to use the D-Star function yet since I'm too far from a repeater.