As many as 70 U.S. radio clubs could possibly end up with free D-Star repeater systems from ICOM America under the terms of a short-term promotion announced by the company. The basic deal is that ICOM is offering clubs a discounted package deal on an ID-RP2C repeater controller, matching 2-meter or 70-centimeter RF module and gateway software. The package is $3,000 if purchased directly from ICOM America between April 25 and May 9, 2011.
Part two of the offer is that the first 70 clubs that meet a very specific set of criteria within 90 days of the purchase date would qualify for a full refund of the $3,000 purchase price. For specific details, qualifying criteria and limitations, see <http://www.icomamerica.com/en/dstarpromo>.