Icom announces new mobile radio – IC-7100!

Since ICOM revealed the new IC-7100 transceiver there’s been much speculation on price.

Given that it’s an updated replacement to the IC-7000, and that it includes D-STAR, we know that the street price in the US will exceed the $1300 price tag on the 7000. But the question remains, how much more?

There are few clues.

One source in the Far East has put the price at 158,000 yen which equates to about $2000 US. That seems more than reasonable for a brand new HF/6M/VHF/UHF and D-STAR transceiver in this class.

We don’t yet know when it will be approved by the FCC for sale in the US, but when it is, I imagine it will be in hot demand at $1,899.

How about you, what do you think the price tag will say when it finally becomes available?