The Icom ID-4100E is a versatile dual band mobile transceiver für VHF and UHF bands, which supports both, classical FM and Digital Voice mode (DV, D-Star). A GPS antenna and receiver is already built in, a Bluetooth module is available as an option. Software for Android, IOS and Windows is available for free from Icom.
One of the most noticeable features of the ID-4100E is the possibility to operate the transceiver either in classical Terminal mode or in Access Point mode. In Access Point mode the radio works as an entry point to the D-Star network for other users, for example with a handheld radio. This is partularly useful, for example when you cannot reach the D-Star system from your garden, but from the shack. Or when you want to provide convenient D-Star access on a field day or at other events. To use the Access Point Mode you need optional equipment, a computer and internet access.
Icom provides free APPs for Android and IOS, which allow remote control of most functions of the ID-4100E. Configuration of the D-Star Repeater functions (DR mode) becomes even easier than before, the GPS/APRS Functions can be linked to a map application, or ou can send text messages to other D-Star operators. This data transmission uses the new 'DV Fast Data Mode', which provides up to three times faster transmission rates (between compatible partners). These remote controle APPs require the optional Bluetooth unit UT-137.
The further technical features of the ID-4100E are nicely done, as one does expect from Icom. 5 to 50W transmit power on either band; Modes FM FM narrow, AM and D-Star (AM reception only); receiver frequency range from 118 – 174 and 231 – 550 MHz; more than 1000 memories; excellent sensitivity for the ham radio bands; removeable display unit and much more. The remote cable for the display unit is provided (OPC-837, 3.5m).