I see that there is another update on the Icom website.
This fifth update "E5" claims:-
• The power meter’s visibility is improved.
• The speech compressor function is improved.
The reference to the speech processor is interesting given the various reports about low power on SSB.
I installed it last night. There was a bit of a panic on and I was called away in the middle of doing it. I forgot to back up all my settings and memory channels - bah!
Anyway, the update does what it claims by updating the main CPU to version 1.11 (mine was 1.04). Also it updated the DSP I version to 1.03 (from 1.02)
Strangely it also updated the controler CPU version from 1.00 to 1.10. I say strangely because it did not say it would do that. I imagine you would have to if the power meter's visibility was to be improved.
The display does look better but I cannot really say that I see much change in the readout (it might be wider).
Anyway, I think that most IC-7100 users will be interested in the speech compressor changes. Does DSP I v1.03 offer a solution to our stated issues?
The thing is, I don't have any issues any more as I do not use the compressor.
What I found before was that no settings of the mic gain or the compressor could produce SSB output power levels matching what I expected. Maybe that is fixed now. More tests needed, as I often say.
Does anyone who used the compressor before and has installed the update wish to comment?
In due course I will give it a whirl and see if I can notice anything different.
Right now I am too busy trying to reset all my memories.