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New D-Star radio from Icom... the ID-5100

Naoki Matsushima posted an interesting link on the D-Star International Facebook page.  Icom has announced a new mobile D-Star radio... the ID-5100


The Icom press release for the ID-5100 can be found here :-


Google Chrome will translate from Japanese to English.  Below is translated text extracted from the press release web page.  Japanese release date is late February 2014.

(: Osaka Hirano, President: Tsutomu Fukui headquarters) Icom Inc., will be released (20W type), ID-5100D the (50W type) for amateur radio transceiver ID-5100. Of course, digital <D-STAR>, ID-5100 is a vehicle-mounted transceiver that provides an advantageous evolve in operation in the analog mode of conventional. Touch panel that can be operated intuitively, nearest repeater search function first ever analog repeater, Android ® collaboration with terminal ※ 1 , Bluetooth ® support for ※ 1 ---etc. In addition, reception waiting two waves simultaneous DV (digital voice)-DV, display characters and also a variety suitable to play easy-to-read large LCD display, such as an SD card slot that corresponds to the data storage of large capacity, a new generation of in-vehicle transceiver I have an operation and excellent function. Of course, D-STAR user, ID-5100 transceiver is full of innovative and attractive also for analog legacy users.

[Main Features]

  • I adopt a touch panel that allows for intuitive operation.
  • First-ever ※ 2 installed, the nearest repeater search function in the analog mode.
  • I realize the concurrent reception waiting two waves, including the (digital voice)-DV DV.
  • Digital communication D-STAR popular ® It is equipped with a DV mode.
  • Android ® extension of the D-STAR function by the terminal can ※ 1 .
  • Bluetooth ® Compatible with headset VS-3 (optional) ※ 1 .

※ 1 Bluetooth unit UT-133 requires optional.
※ 2 Icom examined.

· Android is a trademark or registered trademark of Google Inc..
· Bluetooth ® word mark and logos are registered trademarks of Bluetooth SIG, Inc. owned, Icom Inc. has been used under license these marks.
· D-STAR is a registered trademark of The Japan Amateur Radio League.


New features include :-

Large high contrast LCD touch screen

Built in GPS (not an option as in the IC-2820H)

Dual DV (simultaneous 2m and 70cm D-Star operation)

SD Card slot

Bluetooth connectivity (with UT-133)

Android application for control.  As demonstrated at the 2013 Tokyo Ham Fair.


Well done Icom!!



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Reader Comments (3)

I notice that Strictly Ham in vk3 had a listing for the ID5100A

February 20, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterJohn Andrewartha VK7JA

Recent information suggests, sadly, that this new unit will NOT contain two separate DV (AMBE) decoders, thus it may not improve upon the IC-2820H in this regard. I have not confirmed this, however, and it is hard to believe if true. Considering the retail price of this unit appears to be $829 US funds, with a likely street price of approximately $799, if such is the case then it seems to indicate that Icom is not listening to many hams who would happily pay a bit more for that true dual DV capability. I certainly hope the early information is in error, and that indeed there are two separate and independent DV transceivers, but at this juncture I am sad to report it does not appear to be the case. Oops, Icom.

February 21, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterRich N2OA

Dual DV (simultaneous 2m and 70cm D-Star operation)

I don't think that this is true...........

anybody should answer this question definitively??

November 7, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterIW5EKI

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