Terminal Mode and Access Point Mode Expand Communication Coverage and Fun
Terminal and Access Point modes* enable you to enjoy long-distance D-STAR (Digital Smart Technology for Amateur Radio) communication through the Internet. You can access the D-STAR repeater network through the Internet, regardless of locations and conditions of nearby repeaters.
* An optional free download software, RS-MS3W is required to be installed in the PC. An optional free download application, RS-MS3A is required to be installed, in the Android™ device.
By connecting the ID-4100A to the Internet through a Windows® PC or Android™ device, the Terminal mode enables you to use a D-STAR repeater to make D-STAR gateway calls.
Access Point Mode
The Access Point mode enables another D-STAR transceiver to make D-STAR gateway calls through the ID-4100A connected to the Internet. 50 watts of output power can be used for a D-STAR access point.
Note for the Terminal mode and Access point mode
- You need an Internet connection with an IPv4 Global IP address. If you use a cellular system, you need an IPv4 Global IP address assigned to your Windows® or Android™ device.
- Before you set up the Access point, check any regulations or laws in your country.
- When operating in the Access Point mode, you need two call signs. One for the Access Point transceiver and one for the Remote D-STAR transceiver.
- For the Access point or Terminal mode operation, you must register your MY and Access point call signs with a Gateway repeater/server that has the RS-RP3C installed.
Compact, Detachable Controller for Flexible Installation
The controller can be attached or detached from the main unit for flexible installation. By using the supplied OPC-837 controller cable, you can install the controller up to 3.5 meters (11.5ft) away from the main unit.
DR (D-STAR Repeater) Function
The DR function makes D-STAR communications simple. By simply selecting a destination call sign in "To", and your access repeater in "From", you can talk with other D-STAR users. In addition, using the reflector function, you can talk through several repeaters at once.
Easy-to-Read Full Dot-Matrix Display
To increase the amount of display information, a full dot-matrix display is used in the ID-4100A. For example, Repeater list or GPS position information are clearly arranged and easy to read.
DV/FM Near Repeater Search Function
The DV/FM near repeater search function assists you in accessing nearby repeaters, even in areas you are visiting for the first time. The function searches for nearby repeaters using the repeater memories with the GPS position information.
* To use the near repeater search function, the position data of the repeater is required. The ID-4100A will be shipped with the D-STAR repeater memories preprogrammed, but the position data of some D-STAR repeaters may not be entered or exact.
Applications for iOS™ and Android™ devices*
The RS-MS1I (for iOS™ devices) and RS-MS1A (for Android™ devices) enable you to wirelessly connect to the ID-4100A and remotely set the DR functions, link with a map application and send/receive messages over the DV mode. In addition, pictures taken by a smart device can be transmitted via the DV Fast Data mode or DV mode.
* The optional UT-137 Bluetooth® unit must be installed in the ID-4100A. Some functions may not work properly, depending on smart devices used.
DV Fast Data Mode*
By using the data place in voice frames, the ID-4100A transfers data 3.5 times faster (3480 bps) than in the conventional DV mode (with voice).
*The DV Fast Data mode is not compatible with the DV mode low-speed data communication.
Wireless Operation with VS-3 Bluetooth® Headset*
The optional VS-3 Bluetooth® headset provides convenient wireless communication away from the transceiver. The VS-3 remotely controls the ID-4100A with three programmable buttons.
* The optional UT-137 Bluetooth® unit must be installed in the ID-4100A.
microSD Card Slot for Voice and Data Storage*
When used with a microSD card, you can store various information including voice memory, TX voice message, QSO log, RX history log and GPS log data. Memory channels and other settings can be saved and loaded into the transceiver.
* A microSD card is required separately.
Integrated GPS Receiver
The integrated GPS receiver shows your own position, course, speed and altitude on the display and can be used for exchanging position reports, D-PRS and searching for nearby repeaters.
The ID-4100A receives 118–174 and 230–550 MHz*1. You can listen to air band, marine, weather channels*2 and other VHF and UHF utility communications.
*1 Working range not guaranteed.
*2 USA version only
Selectable LCD and Key Backlight Color
The backlight color of the LCD and keys is selectable from white, green, amber or blue. Using the backlight night time setting function, the display backlight brightness can automatically be changed when the designated time comes.
UDP Hole Punch function
The UDP Hole Punch function enables Access Point mode or Terminal mode communication (limited function), even if you cannot forward port 40000, or a Global IP address is not assigned to your device. This function is convenient when you are using a free Wi-Fi hotspot.
- RS-MS3W/RS-MS3A version 1.30 or later is required.
- You can communicate with individual stations, or stations that are listening to a repeater, whichever you set in “TO.” Once your transmit signal passes through a punched port, a reply (receive) signal can pass back through the port.
- You cannot hear calls from stations that initiate a call to you.
- See the RS-MS3W or RS-MS3A instruction manuals for precautions and setting details.
- The QUICK key allows instant access to menus listing dedicated functions depending on mode
- Multiple scan functions for Memory/Bank scan, Full scan, Band scan, Program scan, Program link scan, Duplex scan Tone scan and DR scan
- 16 channels of DTMF memory (24-digit)
- CTCSS/DTCS signaling with the split tone functions (analog mode)
- 8.33 kHz air band channel reception
- Auto repeater function (USA version only)
- HM-207S remote-control hand microphone (supplied as standard)
Transmit: 144–148, 430–450 MHz
Receiver: 118–174, 230–550*1 MHz
Transmit: 137–174, 400–470*2 MHz
Receiver: 118–174, 230–550*2 MHz
|Type of emission||F2D, F3E, F7W|
|Mode||DV, FM, FM-N, AM (RX only), AM-N (RX only)|
|Operating temperature range||−10°C to +60°C;
+14°F to +140°F
(−10°C to +60°C on the basis of 25°C)
|Antenna impedance||50Ω (SO-239)|
|Number of memory channels||1000 regular channels,
4 call channels,
50 program scan edges,
1500 repeater memories
and 300 GPS memories
|Power supply requirements||13.8V DC ±15%|
|Current drain (approximate)||TX||13.0A|
(W×H×D, Projections are not included)
|Main unit + Controller||150×40×171.9 mm;
|Weight (approximate)||Main unit||1.1kg; 2.4 lb|
|Controller||100g; 3.5 oz|
|Output power (at 13.8V DC)||50W, 15W, 5W (Hi, Mid, Low)|
|Max. frequency deviation||±5.0kHz/±2.5kHz (W/N)|
|Spurious emissions||Less than −60dBc|
|Microphone impedance||600Ω (8-pin modular)|
|Intermediate frequencies||46.35MHz/450kHz (1st/2nd)|
|Sensitivity||FM/FM-N||Less than 0.18μV
(amateur bands at 12dB SINAD)
|DV||Less than 0.22μV
(at 1% BER)
|Squelch sensitivity||Less than 0.13μV
|Selectivity||FM/FM-N||More than 60dB/55dB|
|DV||More than 50dB|
|Spurious and image rejections||More than 60dB|
|Audio output power||More than 2.0W
(10% distortion, 8Ω load)
|External speaker connector||2 condcutor 3.5 (d) mm (1/8″)/8Ω|
(Except amateur bands)
|137–159.995MHz Less than 0.32μV|
|160–174.000MHz Less than 0.32μV|
|230–259.995MHz Less than 1.8μV|
|260–321.995MHz Less than 0.56μV|
|322–374.995MHz Less than 0.56μV|
|375–399.995MHz Less than 0.56μV|
|400–499.995MHz Less than 0.32μV|
|500–550.000MHz Less than 0.56μV|
|118–136.991MHz Less than 1.0μV|
|230–259.995MHz* Less than 5.6μV|
|260–321.995MHz* Less than 1.8μV|
|322–374.995MHz* Less than 1.8μV|
All stated specifications are subject to change without notice or obligation.
- Hand microphone, HM-207S
- DC power cable, OPC-345B
- Controller cable, OPC-837 (3.5 m; 11.4 ft)
- Microphone hanger
- Spare fuse
Catalogs / Brochures
Instruction Manual / Guides
|D-STAR Updating the repeater list||IC-705/IC-9700/IC-7100/ID-4100E/ID-4100A/ID-5100E/ID-5100A/ID-51E/ID-51A/ID-31E/ID-31A/ID-31E PLUS/ID-31A PLUS|
|About the DV Gateway function||ID-4100A/ID-4100E|
|About the UDP Hole Punch function||ID-51A (PLUS2)/ID-51E (PLUS2) /ID-31A PLUS/ID-31E PLUS/ID-4100A/ID-4100E/IC-9700|
Ingress Protection (IP) Code
Ingress Protection (IP) ratings define the level of protection provided by enclosures to prevent the ingress of foreign objects (dust) and liquid into the electrical equipment.
International Standard IEC 60529 outlines an international classification system that describes the sealing characteristics of electrical equipment.
The classification system uses the “IP” code, or “Ingress Protection” code, to define the level of seal.
An IP number contains two numbers (i.e. IP67) in most instances which relate to the level of protection provided by an enclosure or housing.
Either number may be shown as “X” (i.e. IPX6 / IP7X) to indicate the “X” part is not tested.
Degrees of Solid Particle Protection – 1st Digit
|IP6x||No ingress of dust; complete protection against contact. (Dust tight)|
|IP5x||Protected from the amount of dust that would interfere with normal operation. (Dust protected)|
Degrees of Liquid Ingress Protection – 2nd Digit
|IPx8||Protected against continuous immersion in water.
Depth and duration specified by model.
|IPx7||Protected against temporary immersion in water for 1 m (3.3 ft) for 30 minutes|
|IPx6||Protected against water projected by powerful jets from any direction.
100 L per minute by a powerful jets (12.5 mm) for 3 minutes.
|IPx5||Protected against water projected by jets from any direction.
12.5 L per minute by a nozzle (6.3 mm) for 3 minutes.
|IPx4||Protected against water splashed against the equipment from any direction|