OPC-2350LU Data Communication Cable The OPC-2350LU USB Data Communication Cable. Originally introduced as an optional accessory for the 50th anniversary versions of the ID-51E can now also be used with the RS-MS1A Android Terminal Control Software, originally launched for use with the ID-5100 (via Bluetooth connection). The OPC-2350LU can also be used with the ID-31E, ID-51E (original version) and the IC-7100 for picture and text message transfer via the RS-MS1A, which has been recently updated to include the additional compatibility for these radios. The RS-MS1A software is available for free at Google Play (The RS-MS1A works with the Android OS version 4.0 or later). The OPC-2350LU is ideal for owners of the ID-31E, ID-51E and IC-7100 as a means for picture and text transfer purposes (other functions will not work with the ID-31E/51E/IC-7100). The OPC-2350LU includes the USB cables for Micro-B and Type-A connector (see 'Large Image' picture).
In 1995, almost two decades ago, Icom changed the way radio hams thought about mobile HF communication with the introduction of the IC-706. Since that time, the Icom Mobile HF radios have been the Performance HF mobile radio of choice. Now, at the 2012 Tokyo Hamfair, Icom has once again changed mobile HF communications with the introduction of the IC-7100.
Showing its commitment to D-STAR, Icom have now released its next generation model in the form of the ID-31E UHF D-STAR Digital handportable. One of the things that instantly strikes you about this new model is how sleek and lightweight it is. But don’t let size fool you...inside the ID-31E is an integrated GPS receiver and fully functional D-Star radio. This gives you the capability to communicate across the globe using the D-Star network but also to track and display GPS information including position, altitude and movement.
The Icom ID-4100E D-STAR mobile radio allows you to make digital voice (DV) and data calls through the worldwide D-STAR network. Like the recently launched ID-51E PLUS2 handheld counterpart, the ID-4100E includes new ‘Terminal Mode’* and ‘Access Point Modes’* enabling an operator to make D-STAR Callsign routed calls through the internet, even from areas where no D-STAR repeater is accessible.
Evolving from Icom's popular ID-31E D-STAR portable, the ID-51E Dual Band D-STAR handportable possesses new features including dualwatch, 500 extra memory channels (for a total of 1,752 channels), automatic position reply (DV), repeater search functions and AM/FM Receivers.
- ID-51E PLUS
ID-51E PLUS is an evolution of the popular ID-51E which is popular within the D-STAR Amateur radio community. This model incorporates popular features found in the original including integrated GPS, an independent AM/FM receiver and V/V, U/U, V/U Dualwatch, but also includes enhancements for digital operation and compatibility with the RS-MS1A free Android application.