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INSTRUCTION MANUAL



 VHF MARINE TRANSCEIVER

 iC- m1


     This device complies with Part 15 of
     the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to
     the condition that this device does not
     cause harmful interference.
    IMPORTANT
    READ ALL INSTRUCTIONS carefully and completely                     SAVE THIS INSTRUCTION MANUAL -- This in-
    before using the transceiver.                                      struction manual contains important operating instructions for
                                                                       the IC-M1.



    CAUTIONS
    RWARNING! NEVER                   hold the transceiver so that     KEEP the transceiver at least 3.3 ft (1 m) away from the
    the antenna is very close to, or touching exposed parts of the     ship's navigation compass.
    body, especially the face or eyes, while transmitting. The
    transceiver will perform best if the microphone is 2 to 4 in       DO NOT use or place the transceiver in areas with temper-
    (5 to 10 cm) away from the lips and the transceiver is verti-      atures below 4F (20C) or above +140F (+60C) or, in
    cal.                                                               areas subject to direct sunlight, such as the dashboard.

    MAKE SURE the flexible antenna and battery pack are se-            AVOID the use of chemical agents such as benzine or al-
    curely attached to the transceiver and that the antenna and        cohol when cleaning, as they may damage the transceiver
    battery pack are dry before attachment. Exposing the inside        surfaces.
    of the transceiver to water will result in serious damage to the
    transceiver.                                                       BE CAREFUL! The transceiver rear panel will become
                                                                       hot when operating continuously for long periods.
    NEVER allow children to touch the transceiver.
                                                                       After exposure to saltwater, clean the transceiver thoroughly
    NEVER charge battery packs except in the methods de-               with fresh water to avoid corrosion.
    scribed in this manual.
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
IMPORTANT ........................................................................ i     4   SCAN OPERATION .............................................. 1112
CAUTIONS .......................................................................... i        s Scan types ............................................................... 11
TABLE OF CONTENTS ..................................................... ii                   s Setting tag channels ................................................ 12
1    PANEL DESCRIPTION ............................................. 13                     s Starting a scan ......................................................... 12
     s Front panel ................................................................. 1   5   SET MODE ........................................................... 1314
     s Top and side panels ................................................... 2             s SET mode programming .......................................... 13
     s Function display ......................................................... 3          s SET mode items ...................................................... 13
2    BASIC OPERATION ................................................. 49               6   BATTERY CHARGING ......................................... 1516
     s Operating rules .......................................................... 4          s Battery cautions ....................................................... 15
     s Channel selection ...................................................... 5            s Battery charging ...................................................... 15
     s Lock function .............................................................. 6
     s Adjusting the squelch level ........................................ 6            7   UNPACKING AND ACCESSORY ATTACHMENT ..... 17
     s Receiving and transmitting ........................................ 7             8   TROUBLESHOOTING ................................................ 18
     s Optional voice scrambler operation ........................... 8
     s Call channel programming ......................................... 9              9   CHANNEL LIST .......................................................... 19
     s Automatic backlighting ............................................... 9          10 SPECIFICATIONS AND OPTIONS ............................ 20
3    DUALWATCH/TRI-WATCH ......................................... 10                       s Specifications ........................................................... 20
     s Description ............................................................... 10       s Options .................................................................... 20
     s Operation ................................................................. 10




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    1           PANEL DESCRIPTION

    s Front panel                                    DUALWATCH/TRI-WATCH SWITCH
                                                     [DWTRI] (p. 10)
                                                      Starts dualwatch when pushed momentarily.
                                                      Starts tri-watch when pushed for 1 sec.
                                                      Stops dualwatch/tri-watch when either is ac-
                     FUNCTION DISPLAY (p. 3)
                                                       tivated.

                                                     SCAN SWITCH [SCNSCRM]
    CHANNEL 16 SWITCH [169]
                                                      Starts and stops normal or priority scan
     Selects channel 16 when pushed. (p. 5)
                                                       when tag channels are programmed. (p. 12)
     Selects the call channel when pushed for
                                                      Activates an optional voice scrambler func-
      1 sec. (p. 5)
                                                       tion when pushed for 1 sec. (p. 8)
     Enters call channel write mode when the
      call channel is selected and this switch is
                                                     TAG SWITCH [TAGALL CLR]
      pushed for 3 sec. (p. 9)
                                                      Sets the displayed channel as a tag
                                                       (scanned) channel when pushed. (p. 12)
    CHANNEL/WEATHER CHANNEL
                                                      Clears all tag channels in the selected regu-
    SWITCH [CH/WXU/I/C]
                                                       lar channel when pushed for 3 sec. (p. 12)
     Selects and toggles the regular channels
      and weather channel when pushed mo-            TRANSMIT POWER/LOCK SWITCH
      mentarily. (pgs. 5, 6)                         [H/LLOCK]
     Selects one of 3 regular channels in se-        Toggles high power and low power (1 W)
      quence when pushed for 1 sec. (p. 5)             when pushed. (p. 7)
     - International, U.S.A. and Canadian channels
       are available for regular channels.
                                                      While pushing [SQL], push this key to select
                                                       extra low power (150 mW). (p. 7)
                                                      Toggles the lock function ON and OFF when
                                                       pushed for 1 sec. (p. 6)
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                                                        PANEL DESCRIPTION             1

s Top and side panels

SQUELCH/MONITOR SWITCH [SQL]                  ANTENNA CONNECTOR (p. 17)
 Opens the squelch and monitors the op-      Connects the supplied antenna.
  erating channel while being pushed.
 Sets the squelch level with the channel     VOLUME CONTROL [OFF/VOL]
  selector. (p. 6)                            Turns power ON and adjusts the audio
                                              level. (p. 7)
PTT SWITCH [PTT]
Push and hold to transmit; release to re-     CHANNEL SELECTOR [CH]
ceive. (p. 7)                                  Sets an operating channel during normal
                                                operation. (pgs. 5, 6)
BATTERY PACK RELEASE BUTTON                    Sets a squelch threshold level while
To remove the battery pack:                     pushing [SQL]. (p. 6)
Push and hold the battery release button       Checks tag channels or changes scan-
downwards, then open the battery pack as        ning direction during scan. (p. 12)
shown below.                                   Selects the set mode contents in SET
                                                mode. (pgs. 13, 14)
                                               Selects the optional scrambler code
                                                when [SCNSCRM] is pushed and held.
                                                (p. 8)

To attach the battery pack:
Mate the notched ends of the transceiver
and the battery pack, and click the battery
pack into place.
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    1   PANEL DESCRIPTION


    s Function display                                                         LOW BATTERY INDICATOR (p. 15)
                                                                               Blinks when the battery voltage drops to
    LOW POWER INDICATOR (p. 7)                                                 approx. 6 V or below. The attached battery
     Appears when low power is selected.                                      pack requires charging in this case.
     Blinks when extra low power is selected.
                                                                               WEATHER ALERT INDICATOR (p. 14)
    CALL CHANNEL INDICATOR (p. 5)                                              Appears while the weather alert function is
    Appears when a call channel is selected.                                   activated; blinks when alert tone is received.

    BUSY INDICATOR (p. 7)                                                      LOCK INDICATOR (p. 6)
    Appears when receiving a signal or when                                    Appears while the lock function is activated.
    the squelch opens.                                                         SCAN INDICATOR (pgs. 12, 14)
                                                                               Blinks while scanning; appears when the
    TRANSMIT INDICATOR (p. 7)
                                                                               auto scan function is in standby.
    Appears while transmitting.
                                                 TX BUSY   CALL LOW BATT       DUALWATCH/TRI-WATCH INDICATORS
    TAG CHANNEL INDICATOR (p. 12)
                                                 TAG               ALT SCAN    "DUAL" appears during dualwatch; "TRI" ap-
    Appears when a tag channel is selected.                         DUAL TRI
                                                 WX
                                                                   DUP SCRM
                                                                               pears during tri-watch. (p. 10)
                                                 USA
    CHANNEL INDICATORS (pgs. 5, 6)               INT
                                                 CAN                           SCRAMBLER INDICATOR (p. 8)
    Indicate whether a U.S.A., international,
                                                                               Appears when the optional voice scrambler
    Canadian or weather channel is selected.
                                                                               is activated.
    CHANNEL NUMBER READOUT                                                     DUPLEX INDICATOR
     Indicates the selected operating channel                                 Appears when a duplex channel is selected.
      number. (pgs. 5, 6)
     In SET mode, indicates the selected con-                                 SCRAMBLE CODE READOUT (p. 8)
      dition. (pgs. 13, 14)                                                    Shows the scrambler code while setting.
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                                                                           BASIC OPERATION                                    2
s Operating rules
 PRIORITIES                                                         Inquire through your dealer or the appropriate government
1 Read all rules and regulations pertaining to priorities and        agency for a Ship-Radiotelephone license application. This
  keep an up-to-date copy handy. Safety and distress calls           government-issued license states the call sign which is your
  take priority over all others.                                     craft's identification for radio purposes.

2 You must monitor channel 16 when you are not operating
  on another channel.                                                (2) OPERATOR'S LICENSE
                                                                     A Restricted Radiotelephone Operator Permit is the license
3 False or fraudulent distress signals are prohibited and pun-       most often held by small vessel radio operators when a radio
  ishable by law.                                                    is not required for safety purposes.

                                                                     The Restricted Radiotelephone Operator Permit must be
 PRIVACY                                                            posted or kept with the operator. Only a licensed radio opera-
1 Information overheard but not intended for you cannot law-         tor may operate a transceiver.
  fully be used in any way.
                                                                     However, non-licensed individuals may talk over a transceiver
2 Indecent or profane language is prohibited.                        if a licensed operator starts, supervises, ends the call and
                                                                     makes the necessary log entries.

                                                                     Keep a copy of the current government rules and regulations
 RADIO LICENSES
                                                                     handy.
(1) SHIP STATION LICENSE
You must have a current radio station license before using the
transceiver. It is unlawful to operate a ship station which is not
licensed.

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    2   BASIC OPERATION


    s Channel selection                                               D U.S.A., Canadian and international channels
                                                                      There are 61 U.S.A., 57 Canadian and 57 international chan-
    D Channel 16                                                      nels. These channel groups may be specified for the operat-
    Channel 16 is the distress channel. It is used for establishing   ing area.
    initial contact with another station and for emergency com-
    munications. Channel 16 is monitored during dualwatch/            1 Push [CH/WX] to select a regular channel.
    tri-watch. While standing by you are required to monitor chan-      - If a weather channel appears, push [CH/WX] again.
    nel 16.                                                           2 Rotate the channel selector to select a channel.
                                 9                                      - "DUP" appears for duplex channels.
                     Push        16                                   3 To change the channel group, push [CH/WXU/I/C] for 1
                                            USA                         sec.
                                                                        - U.S.A., Canadian and international channels can be selected in
                                                                          sequence.

    D Channel 9 (Call channels)
    Channel 9 is the pleasure call channel. Each regular channel
                                                                                                USA
    group has separate call channels. In addition, each call chan-
    nel is monitored during tri-watch. The call channels can be
                                                                        Push for 1 sec.
    programmed (p. 9) and are used to store your most often-                                      U.S.A. channels         U/I/C
                                                                              U/I/C
    used channels in each channel group for quick recall.                                                                 CH/WX
                                                                              CH/WX



     Push [169] for 1 sec. to select             CALL
      the call channel of the selected      TAG
      channel group.                        USA
                                                                                                                TAG
                                                                                                        U/I/C
     - "CALL" and call channel number                                                     DUP
                                                                                                       CH/WX
       appear.                                                          INT
                                                                                                                CAN
     - Each channel group may have an
       independent call channel after                                  International channels                   Canadian channels
       changing a call channel.
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                                                                                                      BASIC OPERATION                2

D Weather channels                                                 s Adjusting the squelch level
There are 10 weather channels. Used for monitoring weather
channels from the NOAA (National Oceanographic and                 The IC-M1 has a squelch even
Atmospheric Administration) broadcasts.                            though there is no control knob for
                                                                   it. In order to receive signals prop-
The IC-M1 can detect a weather alert tone on the selected          erly, as well as for scan to func-
weather channel while receiving the channel, during standby        tion, the squelch must be
on a regular channel or while scanning. See the "SET mode          adjusted to a suitable level.            Level 4: Max. squelch level
items" on p. 14.
                                                                   1 While pushing [SQL], rotate the channel selector.
 Push [CH/WX] once or twice to select weather channels.              - The first click of the channel selector indicates the current
                                                                        squelch level.
                                                                      - There are 5 squelch levels to choose from: 0 is completely open;
                                                                        4 is the maximum squelch level.
s Lock function                                                    2 Release [SQL] when the desired squelch level is indicated
                                                                     in the function display.
This function electronically locks all keys and switches to pre-
vent accidental frequency changes and function access.                NOTE: The squelch level 1 is designed for receiving weak
                                                                      signals so that the squelch delays to close. If you want to
 Push [H/LLOCK] for 1 sec. to turn the lock function ON and         cut the squelch noise, set the level to 2 or more.
  OFF.
 - Only [PTT], [H/L] and [SQL] are functional.

                                        Appears when the
                                        lock function is in use.
          USA




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    2    BASIC OPERATION


    s Receiving and transmitting                                            IMPORTANT: To maximize the readability of your trans-
                                                                            mitted signal, pause a few sec. after pushing [PTT], hold
                                                                            the microphone 4 to 6 inches (10 to 15 cm) from your
     CAUTION: Transmitting without an antenna may dam-
                                                                            mouth and speak at a normal voice level.
     age the transceiver.

    1 Rotate [OFF/VOL] clockwise to turn power ON, then set to              NOTE: The transceiver has power save function to con-
      the 10 o'clock position.                                              serve the battery power and cannot be turned OFF. The
        - Use the squelch function to mute any audio noise if necessary.    power save function activates automatically when no sig-
          Refer to the previous page for details.                           nal is received for 5 sec.
    2 Rotate the channel selector to select the desired channel.
        - When receiving a signal, BUSY appears and audio is emitted
          from the speaker.
        - Further adjustment of [OFF/VOL] may be necessary at this point.
                                                                                                                1 Set volume
        - Use the optional voice scrambler function for privacy. (p. 8)
    3 Push [H/L] to select the output power if necessary.
        - "LOW" appears when low power is selected.                                                             2 Set channel
                                                                              Push to
        - Choose low power to conserve battery power, choose high             transmit
          power for longer distance communications.                           4
        - Some channels are for low power only.
        - An extra low power is available for short distance communica-       5
          tions. Push [H/L] while pushing [SQL] in such case.                 Release to
    4 Push and hold [PTT] to transmit, then speak into the mi-                receive
      crophone.
        - TX appears.                                                                                           3 Set output power
        - Channel 70 cannot be used for transmission (for GMDSS use).
    5 Release [PTT] to receive.
                                                                                                                4 Speak into
                                                                                                                  microphone



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                                                                                                               BASIC OPERATION                2

s Optional voice scrambler operation
D Activating the scrambler                                              D Programming scramble codes
The optional voice scrambler provides private communica-                There are 128 codes (00 to 127) available for programming.
tions. In order to receive or send scrambled transmissions you          In order to understand one another, all transceivers in your
must first activate the scrambler function. To activate the func-       group must have the same scramble code.
tion, an optional UT-98 is necessary. Ask your dealer for de-
tails.                                                                  1 Select an operating channel except channel 16 or weather
                                                                          channels.
1 Select an operating channel                                           2 Make sure the scramble function is OFF, then push and
  except channel 16 or weather                                            hold [SCNSCRM] until step 4.
  channels.                                                SCRM               - "SCRM" appears.
                                         USA
2 Push [SCNSCRM] for 1 sec.                                            3 While continuing to push [SCNSCRM], rotate the channel
   - "SCRM" appears.                                                      selector to select the desired scramble code.
3 To turn the scrambler function                                              - The first click when rotating the channel selector shows the cur-
  OFF, repeat step 2.                                                           rently selected code.
   - "SCRM" disappears.                                                 4 Release [SCNSCRM].
                                                                              - The scramble code disappears from the function display but re-
                                                                                mains in effect while the scramble function is activated.

 [Example]: Programming scramble code 127.
                                  Push and hold
                                      SCR
                                         M                                     After "SCRM"
                                       SCN                                     appears,
                                                                               rotate:
                                                                     SCRM                                                   SCRM
         USA                                       USA                                                  USA




         Voice scrambler OFF                      Voice scrambler activated                [CH]        Set desired scramble code here

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    2    BASIC OPERATION


    s Call channel programming
    The call channel key is used to select channel 9, however,   4 Rotate the channel selector to                  CALL

    you can program your most often-used channels in each          select the desired channel.              TAG

    channel group for quick recall.                                                                         USA



    1 Push [CH/WXU/I/C] for 1 sec.
      several times to select the de-       TAG

      sired channel group (USA, INT,        USA                  5 Push [169] to program the dis-                 CALL
      CAN) to be programmed.                                       played channel as the call               TAG
                                                                   channel.                                 USA
    2 Push [169] for 1 sec. to select                             - The call channel number and
                                                  CALL
      the call channel of the selected                               channel group stop flashing.
                                            TAG
      channel group.                        USA
        - "CALL" and call channel number
          appear.                                                s Automatic backlighting
    3 Push [169] again for 3 sec.                CALL
                                                                 This function is convenient for nighttime operation. The auto-
      (until long beep changes to 2         TAG                  matic backlighting can be activated in SET mode. (p. 13)
      short beeps) to enter call chan-      USA
      nel programming condition.                                  Push any key except for [PTT] to turn the backlighting ON.
        - Call channel number and channel                         - The backlighting is automatically turned OFF 5 sec. after opera-
          group to be programmed flashes.                           tion.
                                                                  - Push [SQL] to turn the backlighting ON without changing the op-
                                                                    erating condition.




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                                                                        DUALWATCH/TRI-WATCH                                                          3
s Description                                                             s Operation
Dualwatch monitors channel 16 while you are receiving an-                 1 Select the desired operating channel.
other channel; tri-watch monitors channel 16 and the call                 2 Push [DWTRI] momentarily to start dualwatch; push
channel while receiving another channel.                                    [DWTRI] for 1 sec. to start tri-watch.
                                                                            - "DUAL" flashes during dualwatch; "TRI" flashes during tri-watch.
                                                                            - Beep tone sounds when a signal is received on channel 16.
 DUALWATCH/TRI-WATCH SIMULATION                                             - Tri-watch becomes dualwatch when receiving a signal on the call
                                                                              channel.
                                                                          3 To cancel dualwatch/tri-watch, push [DWTRI] again.
                                                     Call channel

                                                                           [Example]: Operating tri-watch on INT channel 07.

                                                                             Push for 1 sec.                                     Tri-watch starts.
                                                                                                 TAG
                                                                                  TRI                                      TRI
                                                                                                                     DUP
                                                                                   DW           INT




                                                                                                       BUSY   CALL
                                                                                                                                 Signal is received
                                                                                                 TAG
         Dualwatch                         Tri-watch                                                                       TRI   on call channel.
                                                                                                INT




  If a signal is received on channel 16, dualwatch/tri-watch pauses                                   BUSY
                                                                                                                                 Signal received on
                                                                                                 TAG
   on channel 16 until the signal disappears.                                                                              TRI   channel 16 takes
                                                                                                                     DUP
  If a signal is received on the call channel during tri-watch, tri-                           INT                              priority.
   watch becomes dualwatch until the signal disappears.
  To transmit on the selected channel during dualwatch/tri-watch,
   push and hold [PTT].                                                                                                          Tri-watch resumes
                                                                                                 TAG
  If no signal is received, the transceiver enters the power saving                                                 DUP
                                                                                                                           TRI   after the signal
   condition for 0.5 sec. after checking the operating channel every                            INT                              disappears.
   cycle.

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     4             SCAN OPERATION

     s Scan types
     Scanning is an efficient way to locate signals quickly over a     Set the tag channels (scanned channel) before scanning.
     wide frequency range. The transceiver has priority scan and       Clear the tag channels which inconveniently stop scanning,
     normal scan.                                                      such as digital communication use.

                                                                          NOTE: Choose priority or normal scan in SET mode.
     In addition, weather alert and automatic scan start function is
                                                                          (p. 14)
     available for standby convenience. (p. 14)

      PRIORITY SCAN                                                     NORMAL SCAN

                      CH 01                CH 02                                       CH 01               CH 02




             WX*                 CH 16               CH 03                     WX*                                    CH 03




                      CH 05                CH 04                                       CH 05               CH 04

                         * Previously selected weather channel when                       * Previously selected weather channel when
                           weather alert function is ON.                                    weather alert function is ON.

      Priority scan searches through all tag channels in sequence       Normal scan, like priority scan, searches through all tag
      while monitoring channel 16. When a signal is detected on         channels in sequence. However, unlike priority scan, chan-
      channel 16, scan pauses until the signal disappears; when         nel 16 is not checked unless channel 16 is set as a tag
      a signal is detected on a channel other than channel 16,          channel.
      scan becomes dualwatch until the signal disappears.
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                                                                                                              SCAN OPERATION                4

s Setting tag channels                                                      s Starting a scan
For more efficient scanning, add desired channels as tag                    Set scan type, weather alert function, scan resume timer and
channels or clear tag channels for unwanted channels.                       auto scan function in advance using SET mode. (p. 14)
Channels set as non-tag channels will be skipped during
scanning. Tag channels can be assigned to each channel                      1 Select the desired channel group (USA, CAN, INT) by
group (USA, CAN, INT) independently.                                          pushing [CH/WXU/I/C] for 1 sec., if desired.
                                                                              - When the weather alert function is in use, select the desired
1 Select the desired channel group (USA, CAN, INT) by                           weather channel with [CH/WX] and the channel selector.
  pushing [CH/WXU/I/C] for 1 sec., if desired.                             2 Push [SCN] to start priority or normal scan.
                                                                              - "SCAN" appears and flashes in the function display.
2 Select the desired channel to set as a tag channel.                         - "16" appears during priority scan.
3 Push [TAG] to set the displayed channel as a tag channel.                   - When a signal is detected, scan pauses until the signal disap-
  -   TAG   appears in the function display.                                    pears or resumes after pausing 5 sec. according to SET mode
4 To cancel the tag channel setting, push [TAG].                                setting. (Channel 16 is still monitored during priority scan.)
  -   TAG   disappears.                                                       - Rotate the channel selector to check the scanning tag channels,
                                                                                to change the scanning direction or resume the scan manually.
 Clearing all tag channels in the selected channel group                   3 To stop the scan, push [SCN].
- Push [TAGALL CLR] for 3 sec. to clear all tag channels in                  - "SCAN" disappears.
  the channel group.                                                          - Pushing [PTT], [169], [CH/WX] or [DWTRI] also stops the scan.


 [Example]: Starting a normal scan.
                                                                                            Scan pauses when receiving a
                                                      Scan starts.                          signal and audio is emitted.
                                         Push                                                       BUSY                  Push to stop
                                         SCR
                                            M
                                                TAG                  SCAN                     TAG               SCAN      the scan.
                                          SCN                                                                                    M
                                                                                                                              SCR
        USA                                     USA                                          USA
                                                                                                                               SCN




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     5            SET MODE

     s SET mode programming                                           s SET mode items
     SET mode is used to change the conditions of 6 transceiver       D Beep tone "bP"
     functions: the beep tone function, the automatic backlighting,   You can select silent operation by turning beep tones OFF or
     weather alert function, normal/priority scan, scan resume        you can have confirmation beeps sound at the push of a
     timer and auto scan function.                                    switch by turning beep tones ON. The beep tone volume is
                                                                      linked with [OFF/VOL].
     1 Turn power OFF.
     2 While pushing [SQL], turn power ON and continue push-
       ing [SQL] until "bP" appears.
     3 After the display appears, release [SQL].
     4 Push [SQL] to select the desired item, if necessary.
     5 Rotate the channel selector to select the desired condition                              Beep tone ON (default)
       of the item.
     6 To exit SET mode, push [16].                                   D Automatic backlighting "bL"
       - Turning power OFF, then ON again also exits SET mode.
                                                                      This function is convenient for nighttime operation. The auto-
                                                                      matic backlighting turns the backlighting ON when pushing
      SET MODE CONSTRUCTION
                                                                      any key except for [PTT].
                              Beep tone
                                                                       The backlighting is automatically turned OFF 5 sec. after operation.
                                                                       Push [SQL] to turn the backlighting ON without changing the oper-
                                                     Automatic         ating condition.
          Auto scan                                  backlighting
                              Push
       Scan resume
       timer                                        Weather alert


                               Scan type                                                  Automatic backlighting ON (default)

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                                                                                                                 SET MODE    5

D Weather alert function "AL"                                     D Scan resume timer "St"
An NOAA broadcast station transmits an weather alert tone         The scan resume timer can be selected as a pause (OFF) or
before an important weather information. When the weather         timer scan (ON). When OFF is selected, the scan pauses
alert function is turned ON, the transceiver detects the alert,   until the signal disappears. When ON is selected, the scan
then flashes the "ALT" indicator until the transceiver is oper-   pauses 5 sec. and resumes even if a signal is being received
ated. The previously selected (used) weather channel is           on channels except for channel 16.
checked in any time during standby or while scanning.
 "ALT" appears when the function is set ON.



                      WX

                                                                                      Scan timer OFF (default)

               Weather alert function OFF (default)
                                                                  D Auto scan function "At"
                                                                  While in standby, this function automatically starts the se-
D Scan type selection "SC"                                        lected scan (normal or priority scan) 30 sec. after operation.
The transceiver has 2 scan types: normal scan and priority         "SCAN" appears when the function is turned ON.
scan. Normal scan searches all tag channels in the selected
                                                                     NOTE: The transceiver has a power save function but the
channel group. Priority scan searches all tag channels in se-
                                                                     power save function does not function when the auto scan
quence while monitoring channel 16.
                                                                     function is in use.


                                                                                                          SCAN




      Normal scan (default)                Priority scan
                                                                                       Auto scan OFF (default)

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     6             BATTERY CHARGING

     s Battery cautions                                                    s Battery charging
     NEVER incinerate used battery packs. Internal battery gas             Prior to using the transceiver for the first time, the battery
     may cause an explosion.                                               pack must be fully charged for optimum life and operation.

     NEVER immerse the battery pack in water. If the battery pack           CAUTION: To avoid damage to the transceiver, turn it
     becomes wet, be sure to wipe it dry BEFORE attaching it to             OFF while charging.
     the transceiver.
                                                                            Recommended temperature range for charging:
     NEVER short terminals of the battery pack. Also, current may            +50F to +104F (+10C to +40C)
     flow into nearby metal objects so be careful when placing bat-         Use the supplied charger (AD-58) or optional charger
     tery packs in handbags, etc.                                            (BC-119 for rapid charging) only. NEVER use other manu-
                                                                             factures' charger.
     If your battery pack seems to have no capacity even after              An optional cable OPC-515L (for 13.8 V power source) or
     being charged, completely discharge it by leaving the power             CP-17L (for 12 V cigarette lighter socket) can be used in-
     ON overnight. Then, fully charge the battery pack again. If the         stead of the AC adapters of above chargers.
     battery pack still does not retain a charge (or very little), a
     new battery pack must be purchased.                                      When using AD-58: If the charge indicator lights red, the
                                                                              vehicle battery voltage is low and charging may not be
     D Recycling information                                                  performed. Check the vehicle battery voltage in this case.
                 The product that you have purchased contains a
           RB




                                                                              When using BC-119: If the charge indicator flashes or-
            RC




                 rechargeable battery. The battery is recyclable. At
      C
     RBR




                 the end of its life, under various state and local           ange, the vehicle battery voltage is low and charging may
          Ni-Cd
                 laws, it may be illegal to dispose of this battery into      not be performed. Check the vehicle battery voltage in this
     the municipal waste stream. Call 1-800-8-BATTERY for bat-                case. If the charge indicator flashes red, there may be a
     tery recycling options in your area or contact your dealer.              problem with the battery pack (or charger). Re-insert the
                                                                              battery pack or contact your dealer.
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                                                                                                   BATTERY CHARGING                   6


D Attaching the AD-58 to a                   D Charging with the AD-58                      D Charging with the optional
  wall                                       1 Connect the AC adapter (BC-122) or             BC-119+AD-69
                                               optional     cable     (CP-17L    or         1 Connect the AC adapter (BC-123) or
                                               OPC-515L) as shown below.                      optional     cable     (CP-17L    or
                       Eyelet:               2 Insert the transceiver with attached           OPC-515L) as shown below.
                       USE a rubber            battery pack into the charger.               2 Insert the transceiver with attached
                       band to secure           The charge indicator lights orange.          battery pack (or the battery pack
                       the transceiver, if   3 Charge the battery pack for 15
                       desired.
                                                                                              only) into the charger.
                                               hours.                                          The charge indicator lights orange.
                                                                                            3 Charge the battery pack until the
                                                 Turn power                                   charge indicator changes to green.
                                                 OFF.          AVOID overcharging!             Charging time: Approx. 1 to 1.5 hours
D Installing the AD-69 to the                                  The AD-58 is NOT a
  BC-119                                                       transceiver hanger. Take                   Turn power
                                                               out the transceiver within                 OFF.
1 Connect the cable as shown below.
                                                               48 hours.
2 Attach the AD-69 with the 2 supplied                                                                            BP-185 or
  screws.                                                                                                         BP-186


      AD-69                                                     CP-17L or OPC-515L                                          CP-17L or
                                                                                                                            OPC-515L

                                             AD-58

   BC-119

                                                                                             BC-119+
                                                                           BC-122A/E
                                                                                             AD-69                      BC-123A/E
                                                                                                                                          16
     7             UNPACKING AND ACCESSORY ATTACHMENT

     D Unpacking                                                                      D Flexible antenna
     The following accessories are supplied:
                                                                                                  CAUTION: Attach the sup-
                                                                                          Qty.
                                                                                                  plied antenna securely for wa-
     1 Flexible antenna (FA-S57V) ........................................... 1
                                                                                                  terproofing.
     2 Handstrap ....................................................................... 1
                                                                                                  CAUTION: Transmitting
     3 Belt clip ........................................................................... 1
                                                                                                  without an antenna may dam-
     4 Screws for the belt clip (M3  4) ..................................... 2
                                                                                                  age the transceiver.
     5 Battery charger (AD-58) ................................................. 1
     6 Screws for the AD-58 (M3.5  30) .................................. 2
                                                                                               Insert the supplied antenna into
     7 AC adapter (BC-122A/E) ................................................ 1
                                                                                               the antenna connector and screw
     8 Battery pack (BP-185) .................................................... 1
                                                                                               down the antenna as shown in
                                                                                               the diagram at right.

     D Belt clip                                                                      D Handstrap
     Attach the belt clip with the supplied metal screws. Slide the handstrap through the
     Conveniently attaches to your belt.                          loop on the side of the trans-
                                                                  ceiver as illustrated at right.
                            NEVER use the supplied screws without Facilitates carrying.
                                  the belt clip, otherwise, the screw holes
                                  may be damaged and the transceiver might
                                  not be waterproof. Use the supplied screws
                                  only when attaching the belt clip.




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                                                                      TROUBLESHOOTING                                    8
      PROBLEM                          POSSIBLE CAUSE                                      SOLUTION                    REF.
No power comes ON.         The battery is exhausted.                      Recharge the battery pack.                 p. 15
                           Bad connection to the battery pack.            Check the connection to the transceiver.   p. 2
No sound comes from        Squelch level is too deep.                     Set squelch to the threshold point.        p. 6
the speaker.               Volume level is too low.                       Set [OFF/VOL] to a suitable level.         p. 7
                           Speaker has been exposed to water.             Drain water from the speaker.                --
Transmitting is impossi-  Some channels are for low power or re-          Change channels.                           pgs.
ble, or high power can- ceive only.                                                                                    5, 7
not be selected.          The battery is exhausted.                       Recharge the battery pack.                 p. 15
                          The output power is set to low or extra low.    Push [H/L] to select high power.           p. 7
The displayed channel      Lock function is activated.                    Push [H/LLOCK] for 1 sec. to cancel the   p. 6
cannot be changed.                                                          function.
Scan does not start.       "TAG" channel is not programmed.               Set the desired channels as "TAG" chan-    p. 12
                                                                            nels.
Scan starts automati-      Auto scan function is activated.               Cancel the auto scan function in SET       p. 14
cally.                                                                      mode.
No beep sounds.            Beep tone is turned OFF.                       Turn the beep tone ON in SET mode.         p. 13
Receive signal cannot      Optional voice scrambler is turned OFF.        Turn the optional voice scrambler ON.      p. 8
be understood.             Scramble code is not set correctly.            Reset the scramble code.                   p. 8




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     9            CHANNEL LIST

     Channel number Frequency (MHz)      Channel number Frequency (MHz)     Channel number Frequency (MHz)     Channel number Frequency (MHz)
     USA INT CAN Transmit Receive        USA INT CAN Transmit Receive       USA INT CAN Transmit Receive       USA INT CAN Transmit Receive
            01   01   156.050 160.650           19        156.950 161.550         65         156.275 160.875          83    83    157.175 161.775
     01A              156.050 156.050     19A        19A 156.950 156.950    65A   65A   65A 156.275 156.275    83A          83A 157.175 157.175
            02   02   156.100 160.700     20    20   20   157.000 161.600         66         156.325 160.925   84     84    84    157.225 161.825
     02A              156.100 156.100     20A             157.000 157.000   66A   66A 66A 156.325 156.325      84A                157.225 157.225
            03   03   156.150 160.750           21   21   157.050 161.650   67    67    67   156.375 156.375   85     85    85    157.275 161.875
     03A              156.150 156.150     21A        21A 157.050 157.050    68    68    68   156.425 156.425   85A                157.275 157.275
            04        156.200 160.800           22        157.100 161.700   69    69    69   156.475 156.475   86     86    86    157.325 161.925
     04A         04A 156.200 156.200      22A        22A 157.100 157.100    70    70    70   156.525 156.525   86A                157.325 157.325
            05        156.250 160.850           23   23   157.150 161.750   71    71    71   156.575 156.575   87     87    87    157.375 161.975
     05A         05A 156.250 156.250      23A             157.150 157.150   72    72    72   156.625 156.625   87A                157.375 157.375
      06    06   06   156.300 156.300     24    24   24   157.200 161.800   73    73    73   156.675 156.675   88     88    88    157.425 162.025
            07        156.350 160.950     25    25   25   157.250 161.850   74    74    74   156.725 156.725   88A                157.425 157.425
     07A         07A 156.350 156.350      26    26   26   157.300 161.900   75    75    75   Guard   Guard
      08    08   08   156.400 156.400     27    27   27   157.350 161.950   76    76    76   Guard   Guard                       Frequency (MHz)
                                                                                                               WX channel
      09    09   09   156.450 156.450     28    28   28   157.400 162.000   77    77    77   156.875 156.875                 Transmit    Receive
      10    10   10   156.500 156.500           60   60   156.025 160.625         78         156.925 161.525         01       RX only     162.550
      11    11   11   156.550 156.550     60A             156.025 156.025   78A         78A 156.925 156.925          02       RX only     162.400
      12    12   12   156.600 156.600           61        156.075 160.675         79         156.975 161.575         03       RX only     162.475
     13     13   13   156.650 156.650     61A        61A 156.075 156.075    79A         79A 156.975 156.975          04       RX only     162.425
      14    14   14   156.700 156.700           62        156.125 160.725         80         157.025 161.625         05       RX only     162.450
     15     15   15   156.750 156.750     62A        62A 156.125 156.125    80A         80A 157.025 157.025          06       RX only     162.500
      16    16   16   156.800 156.800           63        156.175 160.775         81         157.075 161.675         07       RX only     162.525
     17     17   17   156.850 156.850     63A             156.175 156.175   81A         81A 157.075 157.075          08       RX only     161.650
            18        156.900 161.500           64   64   156.225 160.825         82         157.125 161.725         09       RX only     161.775
     18A         18A 156.900 156.900      64A        64A 156.225 156.225    82A         82A 157.125 157.125          10       RX only     163.275
      Low   power only.      Receive    only.
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                                                         SPECIFICATIONS AND OPTIONS                                                             10
s Specifications                                                                s Options
 GENERAL                                                                        AD-58 BATTERY CHARGER + BC-122A/E AC ADAPTER
Frequency coverage                : Transmit       156157.5 MHz                  Used for regular charging of battery packs. The same as supplied
                                    Receive        156163 MHz                    with the transceiver. Charging time: 15 hours.
Mode                              : FM (16K0G3E)                                 BC-119 DESKTOP CHARGER (or BC-121 MULTI-CHARGER)
Channel spacing                   : 25 kHz                                        + AD-69 DESKTOP CHARGER ADAPTER
Current drain (at 8.4 V)          : TX High             1.8 A max.                Used for rapid charging of battery packs. Charging time: 1 to 1.5
                                    Max. audio          300 mA max.               hours. An AC adapter is supplied with the chargers. BC-121 rapidly
                                    Power saved13 mA typ.                         charges up to 6 battery packs at once.
Power supply requirement          : Icom battery packs
Frequency stability               : 10 ppm (20C to +60C)                     CP-17L CIGARETTE LIGHTER CABLE
Useable temperature range         : 20C to +60C; 4F to +140F                Connects to a ship's or vehicle's cigarette lighter socket (12 V) for
Dimensions (with BP-185)          : 52.5 (W)  129 (H)  30 (D) mm                use with the AD-58 or BC-119.
(Projection is not included)        21/16 (W)  53/32 (H)  13/16 (D) in         FA-S57V FLEXIBLE ANTENNA
Weight (with BP-185)              : 280 g (9.9 oz)                                Same as supplied with the transceiver.
                                                                                 OPC-515L DC POWER CABLE
 TRANSMITTER                                                                     Used for charging with external power supply.
Output power (at 8.4 V)           : 5 W, 1 W and 0.15 W
                                                                                 UT-98 VOICE SCRAMBLER UNIT
Modulation system                 : Variable reactance phase modulation
                                                                                  Ensures private communications. 128 codes are available. Not avail-
Max. frequency deviation          : 5.0 kHz
                                                                                  able in some countries.
Spurious emissions                : Less than 65 dB

 RECEIVER                                                                      D Battery packs
Receive system                    : Double-conversion superheterodyne
Sensitivity (12 dB SINAD)         : Less than 0.35 V                            Battery   Voltage/    Output                 Approx. operating time*
                                                                                                                   Height
Squelch sensitivity               : Adjustable up to 23 dB SINAD                  pack     capacity    power                   High      Low      E Low
Intermodulation rejection ratio : More than 70 dB                                           8.4 V/                129 mm;
Spurious response rejection ratio : More than 70 dB                              BP-185                 5.0 W                   4h        8h       13 h
                                                                                           400 mAh                 53/32 in
Adjacent channel selectivity : More than 70 dB
Audio output power                : 400 mW at 5% distortion with an 8                        7.2 V/               159 mm;
                                                                                 BP-186                 4.5 W                 10.5 h     21 h      34 h
                                    load                                                   1050 mAh                61/4 in
All stated specifications are subject to change without notice or obligation.                      *Condition: Tx : Rx : Standby (Power saved) = 5 : 5 : 90
                                                                                                                                                              20
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Printed in Japan
Copyright  1995 by Icom Inc.   6-9-16 Kamihigashi, Hirano-ku, Osaka 547 Japan


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