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INSTRUCTION MANUAL
FM TRANSCEIVER
iV85
iV85-T
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is
subject to the following two conditions: (1) this device may not cause
harmful interference, and (2) this device must accept any interference
received, including interference that may cause undesired operation.

Summary of Contents

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    INSTRUCTION MANUAL FM TRANSCEIVER iV85 iV85-T This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the following two conditions: (1) this device may not cause harmful interference, and (2) this device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation.

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    We want to take a couple of moments of your time to thank you for making the IC-V85 your radio of choice, and hope you agree with Icom’s philosophy of “technology first.” Many hours of research and development went into the design of your IC- V85.

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    PRECAUTIONS RWARNING RF EXPOSURE! Radio Frequency (RF) energy. Extreme caution should be ob- served when operating this device. If you have any questions regarding RF exposure and safety standards please refer to the Federal Communications Commission Office of Engi- neering and Technology’s report on Evaluating Compliance with FCC Guidelines for Human Radio frequency Electro- magnetic Fields (OET Bulletin 65) RWARNING! NEVER...

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    For USA only: Caution: Changes or modifications to this transceiver, not ex- pressly approved by Icom Inc., could void your authority to operate this transceiver under FCC regulations. SUPPLIED ACCESSORIES q Antenna* ........1 w Hand strap* .

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    OPTION LIST • BP-226 BATTERY CASE Battery case for 5 × AA (LR6) size alkaline batteries. • BP-227 ION BATTERY PACK 7.2 V/1700 mAh Lithium-Ion battery pack. + AD-100 • BC-119N DESKTOP CHARGER For rapid charging of battery packs. An AC adapter is sup- plied with the charger.

  • Page 6: Table Of Contents

    TABLE OF CONTENTS FOREWORD ... i IMPORTANT... i EXPLICIT DEFINITIONS... i PRECAUTIONS ... ii–iii SUPPLIED ACCESSORIES ... iii OPTION LIST ... iv TABLE OF CONTENTS ... v–vi QUICK REFERENCE GUIDE ... I–VI ■ Preparation... I ■ Your first contact ... IV ■...

  • Page 7: Table Of Contents

    ■ Memory bank selection ... 30 ■ Memory bank setting... 30 ■ Transferring bank contents... 31 7 DTMF MEMORY... 32–34 ■ Programming a DTMF code sequence ... 32 ■ Transmitting a DTMF code sequence ... 33 ■ DTMF transmission rate... 34 8 SCAN OPERATION...

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    QUICK REFERENCE GUIDE ■ Preparation D Antenna Attach the antenna to the transceiver as illustrated at right. D Belt clip Conveniently attaches to your belt. Attach the belt clip with the supplied screws using a phillips screwdriver. To attach the belt clip D Battery pack replacement Before replacing the battery pack, push and hold [PWR] for 1 sec.

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    D Battery case— optional for some versions When using a BP-226 attached to the trans- BATTERY CASE ceiver, install 5 AA (LR6) size alkaline batteries as illustrated at right. q Hook your finger under the latch, and open the cover in the direction of the arrow (q).

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    QUICK REFERENCE GUIDE D D Regular charging When using a BP-227 BATTERY PACK ceiver, prior to using the transceiver for the first time, the bat- tery pack must be fully charged for optimum life and operation. D D Charging note •...

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    ■ Your first contact Now that you have your IC-V85 ready, you are excited to get on the air. We would like to walk you through a few basic op- erational steps to make your first “On The Air” use an enjoy- able experience.

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    QUICK REFERENCE GUIDE Direct frequency input from the keypad is also available. ➥ To enter the desired frequency, enter 6 digits starting from the 100 MHz digit. • Entering three* to five digits then pushing [✱ ] will also set the fre- quency.

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    ■ Programming memory channels The IC-V85 has a total of 107 memory channels (including 6 scan edges and 1 call channel) for storing often used operat- ing frequency, repeater settings, etc. 1. Setting frequency In VFO mode, set the desired operating frequency with other desired settings, such as repeater and subaudible tone.

  • Page 14: Accessory Attachment

    ACCESSORIES ■ Accessory attachment D Antenna Attach the antenna to the transceiver as illustrated below. Keep the [SP/MIC] cap (SP/MIC jack cover) attached when jacks are not in use to keep the contacts clean. [SP/MIC] cap Attach the [SP/MIC] cap.

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    D Belt clip Conveniently attaches to your belt. Attach the belt clip with the supplied screws using a phillips screwdriver. To attach the belt clip ACCESSORIES D Hand strap Slide the hand strap through the loop on the top of the rear panel as illustrated below.

  • Page 16: Switches, Controls, Keys And Connectors

    PANEL DESCRIPTION ■ Switches, controls, keys and connectors CONTROL DIAL PTT SWITCH Microphone SQUELCH/MONITOR SWITCH UP/DOWN KEYS KEYPAD ANTENNA CONNECTOR Speaker EXTERNAL SPEAKER/ MICROPHONE JACKS FUNCTION DISPLAY POWER KEY EXTERNAL DC JACK...

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    q CONTROL DIAL [VOL] (p. 19) Rotate to adjust the volume level. The assigned function for [VOL] and [Y Y ]/[Z Z ] can be ex- changed in (pgs. 18, 53). INITIAL SET MODE w PTT SWITCH [PTT] Push and hold to transmit; release to receive. e SQUELCH/MONITOR SWITCH [MONI] (p.

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    PANEL DESCRIPTION D Keypad [FUNC] Access to secondary function. [CALL] Selects the call channel. (p. 26) [MR] ➥ Selects a memory mode. (p. 26) ➥ After pushing [FUNC], enter into memory pro- gramming/editing mode. (pgs. 27–29) ➥ After pushing [FUNC], programs/transfers VFO/memory or call channel contents into memory channel/VFO when pushed and held for 1 sec.

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    [6• SKIP ➥ Input digit “6” during frequency input, memory channel selection, etc. (pgs. 17, 26) ➥ After pushing [FUNC], sets and cancels skip setting for memory scan during memory mode. (p. 37) [7• PRIO ➥ Input digit “7” during frequency input, memory channel selection, etc.

  • Page 20: Function Display

    PANEL DESCRIPTION ■ Function display q BUSY INDICATOR ➥ Appears when a signal is being received or the squelch is open. ➥ Blinks while the monitor function is activated. (p. 19) w SIGNAL INDICATOR ➥ Shows receiving signal strength as below. Weak ⇐...

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    y TONE INDICATOR ➥ “ ” appears while the subaudible tone encoder is in use. (p. 23) ➥ “ ” appears while the tone (CTCSS) squelch function is in use. (p. 39) ➥ “ ” appears while the tone (DTCS) squelch function is in use.

  • Page 22: Battery Pack Replacement

    BATTERY PACKS ■ Battery pack replacement q Before replacing the battery pack, push and hold [PWR] for 1 sec. to turn the power OFF. w Push the battery release button in the direction of the arrow as shown below. The battery pack is then released. Battery pack D D Battery packs Battery...

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    D Battery case— optional for some versions When using a BP-226 attached to the trans- BATTERY CASE ceiver, install 5 AA (LR6) size alkaline batteries as illustrated at right. q Hook your finger under the latch, and open the cover in the direction of the arrow (q).

  • Page 24: Cautions

    Misuse can also cause damage to the battery or degra- dation of battery performance. • R DANGER! Use and charge only specified Icom battery packs with Icom radios. Only Icom battery packs are tested and approved for use with Icom radios. Using third-party or counterfeit battery packs may cause smoke, fire, or cause...

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    • CAUTION! DO NOT charge the battery outside of the spec- ified temperature range: 10˚C to +40˚C (+50˚F to +104˚F). Icom recommends charging the battery at +20˚C (+68˚F). The battery may heat up or rupture if charged out of the specified temperature range.

  • Page 26: Regular Charging

    BATTERY PACKS ■ Regular charging When using a BP-227 BATTERY PACK ceiver, prior to using the transceiver for the first time, the bat- tery pack must be fully charged for optimum life and operation. D D Charging note • Be sure to turn the transceiver power OFF. Otherwise the battery pack will not be charged completely or takes longer charging time periods.

  • Page 27: Rapid Charging

    ■ Rapid charging D AD-100 installation Install the AD-100 desktop charger adapter into the holder space of the BC-119N/121N. Desktop charger adapter AD-100 Plugs Connect the plugs of the BC-119N/121N to the AD-100 desk- top charger adapter with the connector, then install the adapter into the charger with the supplied screws.

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    BATTERY PACKS D Rapid charging with the BC-119N+AD-100 The optional BC-119N provides rapid charging of battery packs. The following items are additionally required. • AD-100 (Charger Adapter). • An AC adapter (may be supplied with the BC-119N depending on version) or the DC power cable (OPC-515L/CP-17L). Transceiver Turn power OFF.

  • Page 29: External Dc Power Operation

    ■ External DC power operation An optional cigarette lighter cable (CP-19R; for 12 V cigarette can be used for external power operation. lighter socket) D D Operating note • BE SURE to use optional CP-19R when connecting a regu- lated 12 V DC power supply into the [DC 11V] jack of the transceiver.

  • Page 30: Power On, Vfo Mode Selection, Setting A Frequency

    BASIC OPERATION ■ Power ON ➥ Push and hold [PWR] for 1 sec. to turn power ON. ■ VFO mode selection The transceiver has 2 basic oper- ating modes: VFO mode and memory mode. ➥ Push [CLR] to select VFO mode.

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    • Each push increases/decreases the frequency by the selected tuning step. See next set of instructions for setting tuning step size. D Tuning step selection The IC-V85 has 8 tuning steps— 5, 10, 12.5, 15, 20, 25, 30 and 50 kHz. The tuning step is selec- table in...

  • Page 32: Setting Audio/squelch Level, Receive And Transmit, Monitor Function

    BASIC OPERATION ■ Setting audio/squelch level D To set the audio level Rotate [VOL] to set the desired audio level while receiving a signal. • When no signal is received, push and hold [MONI] while setting the audio level. • When [VOL] is assigned as tun- ing dial, push [Y Y ]/[Z Z ] to adjust the audio output level.

  • Page 33: Display Type, Key Lock Function

    ■ Display type USING The transceiver has 3 display types to suit your operating style during memory mode operation. The display type is selected in (p. 53). INITIAL SET MODE “Frequency Indication” type Displays operating frequency. “Channel Number Indication” type Displays memory channel number.

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    BASIC OPERATION ■ Weather channel operation D D Weather channel selection q Push [MR] several times to select weather channel group. Weather channel group indication w Push [Y Y ] or [Z Z ] several times to select the desired weather channel.

  • Page 35: General, Reversed Duplex Mode

    ■ General When using a repeater, the transmit frequency is shifted from the receive frequency by the offset frequency. It is convenient to program repeater information into memory channels. q Set the receive frequency (repeater output frequency). w Push [FUNC] and [ ](4) several times to select “–”...

  • Page 36: Offset Frequency, Subaudible Tones

    REPEATER OPERATION ■ Offset frequency When communicating through a repeater, the transmit fre- quency is shifted from the receive frequency by an amount determined by the offset frequency. q Push [FUNC], then push [ wPush [Y Y ] or [Z Z ] several times until “±” and offset frequency appear.

  • Page 37: Repeater Lockout

    D D Tone information Some repeaters require different tone system to be accessed. DTMF TONES While pushing [PTT], push the desired DTMF keys ([0]–[9], [A], [B], [C], [D], [#] and [✱]) to transmit DTMF tones. • [✱] transmits tone “E,” [#] transmits tone “F.” •...

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    REPEATER OPERATION ■ Auto repeater function The USA version automatically activates the repeater settings (duplex ON/OFF, duplex direction, tone encoder ON/OFF) when the operating frequency falls within or outside of the general repeater output frequency range. The offset and re- peater tone frequencies are not changed by the auto repeater function.

  • Page 39: General Description, Selecting A Memory Channel, Selecting The Call Channel

    ■ General description The transceiver has 107 memory channels including 6 scan edge memory channels (3 pairs), and 1 call channel. Each of these channels can be individually programmed with op- erating frequency (pgs. 17, 18), duplex direction (p. 22) and offset (p.

  • Page 40: Programming The Memory/call Channels

    MEMORY/CALL OPERATION ■ Programming the memory/call channels qPush [CLR] to select VFO mode, if necessary. w Set the desired frequency. eSet other information, such as tone, duplex, as desired. rPush [FUNC], then [MR] momentarily. • “ X ” and memory channel number blink. FUNC CALL TONE...

  • Page 41: Channel Name Programming, Memory Transfers

    ■ Channel name programming qSelect a “Channel Name Indication” type in (p. 53). MODE wPush [MR] to select memory mode, if necessary. ePush then push [FUNC], ](8) to enter to the channel name programming mode. • The character to be edited blinks. rRotate [VOL] to select a char- acter.

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    MEMORY/CALL OPERATION D Memory/call ➾ memory/call qSelect the memory (call) chan- nel to be transferred: ➥ Push [MR] (or [CALL]) to se- lect the memory (call chan- nel) mode. ➥ Push [Y Y ] or [Z Z ] to select the memory channel.

  • Page 43: Memory Bank Selection, Memory Bank Setting

    ■ Memory bank selection The IC-V85 has a total of 10 banks (A to J). Each memory channel, 0 to 99, may be assigned to one of the banks for easy memory management. q Push [MR] to select memory mode.

  • Page 44: Transferring Bank Contents

    MEMORY/CALL OPERATION ■ Transferring bank contents Contents of programmed memory banks can be cleared or transferred to another bank. INFORMATION: Even if the memory bank contents are cleared, the memory channel contents still remain pro- grammed. q Select the desired bank contents to be transferred or erased. ➥...

  • Page 45: Programming A Dtmf Code Sequence

    ■ Programming a DTMF code sequence The transceiver has 16 DTMF memory channels (d0 to dF) for storage of often-used DTMF code sequence of up to 24 digits. DTMF memories are used to store phone numbers or control codes. q Push [FUNC], then push [ ](0) to enter •...

  • Page 46: Transmitting A Dtmf Code Sequence

    DTMF MEMORY • DTMF memory indication The DTMF memory consists of 5 pages that are 1st to 5th, 6th to 10th, 11th to 15th, 16th to 20th and 21st to 24th dig- its. • 1st page indication • 2nd page indication Appears •...

  • Page 47: Dtmf Transmission Rate

    D Manual DTMF code transmission While pushing [PTT], push digit keys, [A], [B], [C], [D], [#] and [✱] to transmit a DTMF code sequence manually. • [✱] transmits tone “E”, [#] transmits tone “F.” FUNC CALL BANK TONE P.BEEP T.SCAN SCAN SKIP PRIO...

  • Page 48: Scan Types, Programmed Scan

    SCAN OPERATION ■ Scan types PROGRAMMED SCAN Start Band Scan edges edge Scan Jump Programmed scan P1 scans between 1A and 1b, P2 scans be- tween 2A and 2b, and P3 scans between 3A and 3b frequencies. MEMORY (SKIP) SCAN Mch 1 Mch 2 Mch 3...

  • Page 49: Memory Scan

    NOTE: Scan edges, 1A–3A/1b–3b, must be programmed in advance. Program them in the same manner as regular memory channels. (p. 27) If identical frequencies are programmed into the scan edges, programmed scan will not proceed. FUNC CALL TONE P.BEEP T.SCAN BANK SCAN SKIP...

  • Page 50: Skip Channels, Scan Resume Condition

    SCAN OPERATION ■ Skip channels In order to speed up the scan rate, you can select memory channels you don’t wish to scan as skip channels. q Push [MR] to select memory mode, if necessary. • “ X ” appears. w Select a memory channel to set as a skip channel.

  • Page 51: Priority Watch

    ■ Priority watch Priority watch checks for signals on “priority channels” while operating on a VFO frequency. D Memory or call channel watch While operating on a VFO frequency, memory or call channel watch monitors for signals in the selected memory or call channel every 5 sec.

  • Page 52: Tone Squelch

    SUBAUDIBLE TONES ■ Tone squelch D Operation The tone squelch opens only when receiving a signal con- taining a matching subaudible tone. You can wait for calls from group members using the same tone and not hear other signals. q Set the operating frequency. •...

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    D Setting subaudible tones for tone squelch operation Separate tone frequencies can be select for tone squelch op- eration rather than repeater operation (the same range of tones is available— see right below). Like the repeater tones, these are set in SET MODE q Select VFO or memory channel.

  • Page 54: Pocket Beep Operation

    SUBAUDIBLE TONES ■ Pocket beep operation This function listens for subaudible tones and can be used as a “common pager” to inform you that someone has called when you were away from the transceiver. D Waiting for a call from a specific station q Set the operating frequency.

  • Page 55: Tone Scan

    ■ Tone scan By monitoring a signal on a repeater, or using pocket beep or tone squelch function, you can determine the tone frequency necessary to access a repeater or open the squelch. q Set the frequency to be checked for a tone frequency or code. w Push [FUNC], then push [ ](1).

  • Page 56: Pager Function, Code Programming

    PAGER/CODE SQUELCH ■ Pager function This function uses DTMF codes for paging and can be used as a “message pager” to confirm you of a caller’s identification even when you leave the transceiver temporarily unattended. Pager selective code (push [PTT]) Answer back (manual) Set both transceivers to either code squelch or non-coded operation...

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    D D Code programming Your ID code MUST be programmed into code channel C0. Up to 6 transmit codes (codes that you transmit) are pro- grammable into code channels, C1 to C6, if required. q Push [FUNC], then push [ ](0) to enter MODE •...

  • Page 58: Pager Operation

    PAGER/CODE SQUELCH ■ Pager operation D Calling a specific station q Program the code channel in advance (p. 44). w Set the operating frequency. • Set the volume and squelch to the desired level as in normal op- eration. e Push [FUNC], then push [ •...

  • Page 59: Code Squelch

    • PERSONAL CALLS This display appears when you are called with your ID code and the calling station’s ID code is 123. “CP” and “ • GROUP CALLS This display appears when you are called with the group code, 888, and 888 has been programmed into code channel Code channel •...

  • Page 60: Set Mode

    SET MODES ■ SET MODE D D Entering SET MODE q Push [FUNC], then push [ w Push [Y Y ] or [Z Z ] to select the desired item. e Rotate [VOL] to select the condition/value. • To exit , push [✱...

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    D D DTCS code Selects DTCS (both encoder/decoder code) for DTCS squelch operation. Total of 104 codes are available. • 023–754: 023 (default) D D DTCS polarity Selects DTCS polarities for transmission and reception from “nn (default),” “nR,” “Rn” and “RR.” (n: normal/R: reverse) D D Tuning step Selects tuning step from 5, 10, 12.5, 15, 20, 25, 30 and 50 kHz for [Y Y ]/[Z Z ] or [VOL] (...

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    SET MODES D D Scan pause timer Selects the scan pause time from SCt.5, SCt.10, SCt.15 and SCP. 2. When receiving signals, the scan pauses according to the scan pause time. • SCt. 5/10/15 : Scan pauses for 5/10/15 sec. (default: SCt.15) •...

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    D D Memory bank setting Sets the desired memory bank (A to J and OFF) to assign the regular memory channels. This item appears when is accessed from memory SET MODE mode only. D D Memory bank link function Sets the memory bank link function ON and OFF (default). The link function provides continuous banks scan, scanning all contents in the selected banks during bank scan.

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    SET MODES ■ INITIAL SET MODE is accessed at power on and allows you INITIAL SET MODE to set seldom-changed settings. In this way, you can “cus- tomize” transceiver operations to suit your preference and op- erating style. D D Entering INITIAL SET MODE q While pushing and holding [Y Y ] and [Z Z ], turn power ON.

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    D D Auto repeater The auto repeater function automatically turns ON or OFF the duplex operation and tone encoder. The offset and repeater tone is not changed by the auto repeater function. Reset these frequencies, if necessary. • RPt.OF : The auto repeater function is turned OFF. •...

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    SET MODES D D Squelch delay Selects squelch delay from short and long to prevent re- peated opening and closing of the squelch during reception of the same signal. • Sqt. S : The squelch closes in short delay. (default) •...

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    D D LCD contrast Selects LCD contrast from auto, high and low. • LCd.At : Automatic (default) • LCd.HI : High contrast • LCd.LO : Low contrast SET MODES D D Power save Selects duty cycle for power save function from auto, 1:32, 1:16, 1:8, 1:2 and OFF.

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    SET MODES D D Monitor key action The monitor key, [MONI], can be set as a ‘sticky’ key. When set to the sticky condition, each push of [MONI] toggles the monitor function ON and OFF. • PU (Push) : Pushing and holding [MONI] to monitor the fre- quency.

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    NOTE: Turn power OFF when connecting the HM-75A to the transceiver. VFO mode cannot be selected via the microphone when SIMPLE mode is selected. SET MODES D D Battery protection function Sets the Battery protection function from LI (Li-Ion) (default) and OFF.

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    SET MODE INSPECTION SET MODE • Repeater tone • Tone squelch frequency (p. 47) • Weather alert* (p. 50) • Bank link function † (p. 50) • Bank setting † • Tx permission (p. 50) Push , then push to enter frequency (p.

  • Page 71

    While pushing and holding INITIAL SET MODE • Key touch beep (p. 51) • Time-out timer (p. 51) • Battery protection function (p. 56) • Mic simple mode (p. 55) *Available for [USA] version only. • Tuning speed acceleration (p. 55) •...

  • Page 72: Transceiver-to-transceiver Cloning

    CLONING Cloning allows you to quickly and easily transfer the pro- grammed contents from one transceiver to another trans- ceiver. ■ Transceiver-to-transceiver cloning q Connect the OPC-474 CLONING CABLE the master and sub-transceivers. • The master transceiver is used to send data to the sub-trans- ceiver.

  • Page 73

    e Push [PTT] on the master transceiver. • “CL OU” appears in the master transceiver’s display and S- meter indicator shows that data is being transferred to the sub-transceiver. • “CL In” appears automatically in the sub-transceiver’s display and S-meter indicator shows that data is being received from the master transceiver.

  • Page 74: Partial Reset

    RESETTING FUNCTIONS ■ Partial reset If you want to initialize the operating conditions (VFO fre- quency, VFO settings, set mode contents) without clearing the memory contents, a partial resetting function is available for the transceiver. ➥ While pushing [CLR], push and hold [PWR] for 1 sec. to partially reset.

  • Page 75

    If your transceiver seems to be malfunctioning, please check the following points before sending it to a service center. POSSIBLE CAUSE PROBLEM • The batteries are exhausted. No power comes ON. • The battery polarity is reversed. • Battery’s temperature protection circuit is ac- tivate.

  • Page 76: Optional Ut-108 Installation

    OPTION ■ Optional UT-108 installation q Remove the optional connector access cover (named 2251 OPT sheet). • Insert a screwdriver into the hollow of the chassis, then lift and take away the cover. (The removed cover cannot be used again.) WARNING! NEVER attempt to remove the optional connector cover using your finger nails, this may result in injury.

  • Page 77: Receiver, General

    • Operating temperature range : –10°C to +60°C; +14˚F to +140˚F • Frequency stability : ±2.5 ppm (–10°C to +60°C; +14˚F to +140˚F) • Power supply requirement : Supplied (or optional) Icom’s battery pack or 11.0 V±15% external DC power • Current drain (at 7.2 V DC: approx.) Transmit at 7 W (High) at 4 W (Middle) 2.0 A...

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    A-6552D-1EX Printed in Japan 1-1-32 Kamiminami, Hirano-ku, Osaka 547-0003, Japan 2006 Icom Inc. ©...

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