ICOM IC-M710RT Instruction Manual

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  • Page 2: Explicit Definitions

    The transceiver must be mounted on a flat hard surface only. USE an Icom microphone and/or handset only (sup- plied or optional). Other brands may have different pin NEVER connect a power source of more than 16 V DC assignments and may damage the transceiver.

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    • DSC equipped ships may monitor your transmission. • Vessel length • Vessel color • Number of people onboard. VERSIONS The following versions are available for the IC-M710RT: Version Ground type Description Corrosion-resistant exterior. Negative ground High stability crystal and FSK narrow filter built-in.

  • Page 4: Table Of Contents

    D Scan functions ......7 D Non-Icom tuner ......23 I Selecting a frequency .

  • Page 5: Operating Rules And Guidelines

    OPERATING RULES AND GUIDELINES ❑ CALL PROCEDURES ❑ LOGS ➀ Calls must be properly identified and time limits must All distress, emergency and safety calls must be be respected. recorded in complete detail. Log data activity is usu- ally recorded in 24 hour time. Universal Time (UTC) ➀...

  • Page 6: Panel Description, I Front Panel

    Tunes the connected tuner to the antenna. handset. • Activates only when an optional antenna tuner such as Icom’s AT-130/E is connected. NOTE: No audio is output via the speaker when the microphone or handset is not connected. NOTE: When selecting “automatic tuning” in set...

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    PANEL DESCRIPTION !1 KEYPAD !4 AGC OFF SWITCH [AGC] (p. 10) ➥ Enters the selected channel number (or fre- Deactivates the AGC function to receive weak sig- quency*) for direct channel selection. (p. 7) nals blocked by strong adjacent signals. ➥...

  • Page 8: D Hm-120 Microphone Keys

    RS-232C CONNECTOR (p. 18) The “P” key on the HM-120 can be Connects the IC-M710RT to a PC via an RS-232C HAND MICROPHONE set to function as the [MODE], [NB], [AGC], [SQL] or cable for remote control of transceiver function [TUNE] keys on the remote controller.

  • Page 9: I Display, Panel Description

    Appears when the [FUNC] switch is pushed. Flashes while the connected antenna tuner, such as !1 NOISE BLANKER INDICATOR (p. 10) Icom’s AT-130, is being tuned. Appears when the [NB] switch is turned on. • Tuning starts when transmitting on a new frequency or pushing the [TUNE] switch.

  • Page 10: Selecting A Channel/frequency, I Selecting A Channel

    SELECTING A CHANNEL/FREQUENCY I Selecting a channel The transceiver has 160 user channels and ITU chan- NOTE: When channel 0 and/or 2182 kHz is se- nels. However, the number of user channels can be lected with the [2182KHz] switch, channel selection optionally restricted and ITU channels are not available is NOT possible.

  • Page 11: D Using The Keypad

    SELECTING A CHANNEL/FREQUENCY D Using the keypad [EXAMPLE]: Selecting channel 153 Direct channel selection via the keypad is available for quick channel selection. D U P ➀ Make sure “s” does not appear on the display. • If it appears, push [CE] to delete it. ➁...

  • Page 12: I Selecting A Frequency, Selecting A Channel/frequency, D Using The Channel Selector

    SELECTING A CHANNEL/FREQUENCY I Selecting a frequency The transceiver has 0.5 to 30.0 MHz general coverage NOTE: The selected frequency is used for tempo- receive capability with 100 Hz resolution. The receive rary receiving (transmitting is not available). This frequency can be changed instantly, independent of frequency is cleared once the channel is changed.

  • Page 13: Receive And Transmit, I Basic Voice Receive And Transmit, I Functions For Transmit

    RECEIVE AND TRANSMIT I Basic voice receive and transmit ➀ ➂ Check the following in advance: Adjust [VOLUME] to the desired audio level when ➥ Microphone is connected. receiving a signal. ➃ ➥ [SPEAKER] switch is turned off. Push [MODE] to select the desired operating mode, ➥...

  • Page 14: I Functions For Receive, D Squelch Function, D Noise Blanker, D Agc Off Function

    RECEIVE AND TRANSMIT I Functions for receive D Squelch function Push [SQL] to toggle the function on and off. The squelch function detects signals with voice com- ponents and squelches (mutes) unwanted signals such as unmodulated beat signals. This provides D U P quiet standby.

  • Page 15: I Cw Operation, Receive And Transmit, I Fsk Operation, I Cross Channel Operation

    (p. 14). ➥ Some transceivers my operate 1.7 kHz higher Ground ACC(1) socket than the IC-M710RT’s J2B mode even when FSK terminal unit the same displayed frequencies are in use. I Cross channel operation* Cross channel operation is available with some ver-...

  • Page 16: User Channel Programming, I Programming A Frequency, D Receive Frequency, D Channel Names

    USER CHANNEL PROGRAMMING I Programming a frequency The IC-M710RT has up to 160 user-programmable NOTE: ITU simplex channels can be programmed channels each with channel name capability of up to 7 as well as user channels. However, transmit fre- alphanumeric characters.

  • Page 17: Set Mode, Set Mode Operation

    (2) Connected antenna tuner The transceiver has several tuner control systems for AT-130 (default) use with an optional Icom antenna tuner. Select the condition depending on the connected antenna tuner. AT-120 NOTE: Internal switch selection may be required when using a non-Icom tuner (p. 23).

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    SET MODE (4) Scan type selection (scan-type only) This item selects one of the following scan functions. Channel scan Scan is canceled when transmitting. Channel scan and channel resume scan search 5 (default) channels around a user selected channel or search Channel resume scan all ITU channels in the band when an ITU channel is Scan pauses when squelch...

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    SET MODE (9) FSK polarity FSK normal Normal and reverse polarities are available for FSK (default) operation. This item allows you to select one of these polarities. “FSK-REV off” (normal): FSK reverse key open (mark); key close (space) “FSK-REV on” (reverse): key open (space);...

  • Page 20: I Supplied Accessories, I Attaching 1 Remote Controller

    CONNECTIONS AND INSTALLATION I Supplied accessories RC-21 (REMOTE CONTROLLER) ACCESSORIES Microphone (HM-120*) ..... 1 DC power cable (OPC-568) ....1 Microphone hanger* .

  • Page 21: I Attaching 2 Remote Controllers, D Intercom Operation

    CONNECTIONS AND INSTALLATION I Attaching 2 remote controllers Controller Controller DC 13.6 V DC 13.6 V IC-M710RT main unit DC 13.6 V D Set ID number D Intercom operation The ID numbers for each remote controller must be set The intercom function allows you to communicate be- properly for the intercom function to operate (see tween two remote controllers.

  • Page 22: I Attaching 2 Remote Controllers And A Pc, I Notes For Remote Control

    When more than 1 controller (incl. PC) is con- program memory channels not available through nected, the controller (or PC) not being operated is regular IC-M710RT operation. Refer to the RS- inhibited for a specified time after another con- M710RT online help for details.

  • Page 23: I Connections On Rear Panel

    CONNECTIONS AND INSTALLATION I Connections on rear panel ✍ NOTE: To meet European GMDSS reg- ulations, the following must be con- nected to the IC-M710RTGMDSS: GM-110 DSC TERMINAL UNIT PS-65 (or 66) DC CONVERTER UNIT AT-130E AUTOMATIC ANTENNA TUNER Optional AT-130 12 V battery q ANTENNA CONNECTOR (p.

  • Page 24: I Connector Information

    CONNECTIONS AND INSTALLATION I Connector information ACC(1)* PIN PIN NAME DESCRIPTION SPECIFICATIONS CW and FSK keying input. Input level: Less than 0.6 V for transmit. Connects to ground. Connected in parallel with ACC(2) pin 2. Input/output pin. Ground level: –0.5 to 0.8 V SEND Goes to ground when transmitting.

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    CONNECTIONS AND INSTALLATION PIN PIN NAME DESCRIPTION SPECIFICATIONS Input impedance: 600 Ω Modulation input from a DSC DMD+ terminal unit. Input level: Approx. 0.75 V rms DMD– Coaxial ground for DMD+. Input impedance: 600 Ω AF detector output for a DSC DAF+ terminal unit.

  • Page 26: I Ground Connection, I Power Source

    Undesirable ground points tween 2 ground points may cause electrolysis. (these points may cause electrolysis) u CAUTION: The IC-M710RT has either a negative • Engine block ground or floating ground depending on version. • Keel bolt...

  • Page 27: I Antenna, D At-130, D Non-icom Tuner

    An optional OPC-566 is available Coaxial cable D Non-Icom tuner Some non-Icom tuners may be used with the IC-M. Please consult your dealer or marina if you wish to connect one. The following internal settings may be required for connection.

  • Page 28: I Mounting, D Mounting Location, D Transceiver Dimensions

    CONNECTIONS AND INSTALLATION I Mounting u CAUTION: KEEP the transceiver and microphone at least 1 meter away from your vessel’s magnetic nav- D Mounting location igation compass. Select a location that provides easy access to the front Check the installation angle; the display may not be panel for navigation safety, has good ventilation and is easy to read at some angles.

  • Page 29: I Installing Internal Options, D Opening The Case, I Fuse Replacement

    Follow the case and cover opening procedures Front sealing shown here when you want to install an option or ad- just a setting for non-Icom tuner control. Rear sealing ➀ Remove the 9 screws from the rear panel, then re- move the rear frame and rear sealing.

  • Page 30: Troubleshooting

    TROUBLESHOOTING What appears to be equipment malfunction may not be damaging or difficult to solve. Check the following chart before making any adjustments or sending the trans- ceiver to an Icom Service Center. PROBLEM POSSIBLE CAUSE SOLUTION REF. Power does not come on •...

  • Page 31: I Options

    OPC-566 SHIELDED CONTROL CABLE HM-120 HAND MICROPHONE Shielded control canble helps protect the transceiver from Same as supplied with some versions of the IC-M710RT. RF feedback and extends separation between tuner and FL-100 CW/FSK NARROW FILTER transceiver up to 10 m.

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    : http://www.icomeurope.com < > Customer Service Phone : ( 425 ) 454-7619 A Division of Icom America Inc. “Edificio Can Castanyer” Crta. 3071 #5 Road, Unit 9, Richmond, B.C., Gracia a Manresa km. 14,750 V6X 2T4, Canada 08190 Sant Cugat Del Valles Barcelona, SPAIN...

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