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IC-SAT100 PTT Satellite Phone
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IC-SAT100 PTT Satellite Phone

Push-to-Talk Satellite Phone
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Part Number: IRID-ICOM-PTT
Your Price: $1,200.00
Icom IC-SAT100 PTT Device
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The ICOM IC-SAT100 is an Iridium PTT satellite phone with a large front-mount 1500mW speaker that is purpose built for noisy environments. A left-side PTT button and knobs on top of the handset for controlling volume and Talk Group selection make the user experience similar to operating Land Mobile Radios. Here are some of the other key features of the ICOM IC-SAT100:


  • Battery Life: 14.5 hours of operation (assuming 5% TX, 5% RX and 90% standby)
  • Battery Life (with standby use only): 17 hours
  • Operates in extreme cold and heat: -22°F to +140°F (-30°C to +60°C)
  • Global Iridium coverage
  • Top-facing knob allows easy switching amongst up to 15 Talk Groups.
  • Built-in Bluetooth
  • Built-in GPS receiver
  • Fully interoperable with Iridium Extreme PTT handsets and the iMatrixbridge for mobile radio equipment.
  • IP67 Ingress Protection Rating allows 1 meter deep water submersion for up to 30 minutes.
  • Meets the 810G military standard.

Comparison of IC-SAT100 to Iridium Extreme PTT

The IC-SAT100 is a PTT-only satellite phone which cannot make "private" phone calls to fixed or cellular numbers. By comparison, the Iridium Extreme PTT can make "private" phone calls, but only after switching from PTT mode to telephony mode. That said, the IC-SAT100 was purpose built for PTT and has many clear advantages:


  • The IC-SAT100 has a field-replaceable flexible antenna. If the antenna of the Iridium Extreme PTT is broken, it must be returned to the factory.
  • The IC-SAT100 has the ability to record up to 8 minutes of conversation. This allows someone in a noisy environment to replay the last few incoming transmissions. The Iridium Extreme PTT doesn't have this capability.
  • The IC-SAT100 has a bright orange Emergency Button that instantly transmits an alarm in the Priority Talk Group. The Iridium Extreme PTT doesn't have this capability.
  • The IC-SAT100 handset can simultaneously send a 100-character text message to all other IC-SAT100 handsets on the current Talk Group. The Iridium Extreme PTT doesn't have Texting-over-PTT capability.
  • Android phones connected via Bluetooth to an IC-SAT100 can participate in Texting-over-PTT using a special app.

For a detailed comparison of the ICOM IC-SAT100 and Iridium Extreme PTT handsets, see our feature comparison.

Available Options for the IC-SAT100

The IC-SAT100 has a plethora of optional accessories. If the option you are looking for is not already in the list of RELATED ITEMS below, please let us know. Here are a few:



Iridium Push-to-Talk Service Plans

Unlimited push-to-talk communications are included for a low monthly fee. Both 3-month and 12-month initial term commitment plans are available. Each subscriber organization has its own PTT Command Center web portal. This allows the subscriber organization's administrator to quickly and easily adjust the boundaries of talk groups by simply placing circles, rectangles, and other controls on a map. A Talk Group can be formed from multiple contiguous or non-contiguous areas that can be located in different states or even different countries. For example, part of a talk group area could be located in Tennessee and another part in Texas and another part in Alaska -- and the talk group boundaries can be changed as often as desired in a matter of moments by the PTT Command Center administrator.

*As mentioned earlier, the IC-SAT100 does not support telephony functions so these features of the service plan do not apply to this particular model.

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