Satellite

One-to-Many Global Communications with Just a Push of a Button

IC-SAT100

The IC-SAT100 is the Icom’s first handheld (SATELLITE PTT) radio that uses a satellite communication network. Unlike satellite phones, the IC-SAT100 will provide radio services to a number of users with a push of the transmit (PTT) button. It can be used as a communication tool in remote isolated areas where there are no mobile phones or landline network infrastructure, such as mountainous areas, remote islands, and desert areas. Even if terrestrial network infrastructure is rendered unusable by human or natural disasters, satellite communication can provide a stable backup independent from other networks.

The Iridium® satellite network covers the whole earth including both poles, and can provide wide area global communication anywhere on the planet. Using 66 Low Earth Orbit (LEO) satellites, it provides low-latency communication and broader, more reliable network coverage compared to Geosynchronous Equatorial Orbit (GEO) satellites. Communication fees are typically charged at a flat rate via a monthly plan and there is no additional call charge. ( Depending on countries or areas used the satellite PTT, a flat charge plan may not be applied or the service may not available).

  • Short Data Message function
  • Voice Recording function
  • Multiple language display (English, Chinese, French, Japanese, and Spanish)
  • Built-in Bluetooth®
  • Integrated GPS receiver shows a received position information on the display
  • SMA type antenna connector for an external antenna
  • AquaQuake™ function clears any water ingress that may penetrate the speaker grill of the unit
  • USB charging (USB Micro-B type)

What is SATELLITE PTT?

SATELLITE PTT (Push-To-Talk) is a two-way radio system that uses the Iridium® satellite network. It can be used as a communication tool in remote, isolated areas where there are no mobile phones or landline network infrastructure. Even if terrestrial network infrastructure is rendered unusable by human or natural disasters, SATELLITE PTT can provide a stable back-up, independent from other networks
One-to-Many Communications

Unlike satellite phones, IC-SAT100 users can immediately start talking to all
the radios in the same talkgroup, with just a push of the transmit (PTT) button.