INSTRUCTION MANUAL
SURVIVAL CRAFT 2-WAY RADIO
iGM1600
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject
to the condition that this device does not cause harmful interference.
SAFETY TRAINING INFORMATION
Your Icom radio generates RF electromagnetic energy during
transmit mode.
This radio has been evaluated for compliance at the distance
of 2.5 cm with the FCC RF exposure limits for “Occupational
Use Only”. In addition, your Icom radio complies with the folW ARN ING
lowing Standards and Guidelines with regard to RF energy
and electromagnetic energy levels and evaluation of such
levels for exposure to humans:
• FCC OET Bulletin 65 Edition 97-01 Supplement C, Evaluating Compliance with FCC Guidelines for Human Exposure to Radio Frequency
Electromagnetic Fields.
• American National Standards Institute (C95.1-1992), IEEE Standard for
Safety Levels with Respect to Human Exposure to Radio Frequency
Electromagnetic Fields, 3 kHz to 300 GHz.
• A merican National Standards Institute (C95.3-1992), IEEE Recommended Practice for the Measurement of Potentially Hazardous Electromagnetic Fields– RF and Microwave.
• The following accessories are authorized for use with this product. Use of
accessories other than those specified may result in RF exposure levels
exceeding the FCC requirements for wireless RF exposure.; Belt Clip
(MB-86, MB-103Y), Rechargeable Li-ion Battery Pack (BP-252) and Lithium Battery Pack (BP-234).
To ensure that your expose to RF electromagnetic energy is within the FCC allowable limits for occupational
use, always adhere to the following guidelines:
C AU TIO N
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• DO NOT operate the radio without a proper antenna attached, as this
may damage the radio and may exceed FCC RF exposure limits. A
proper antenna is the antenna supplied with this radio by the manufacturer or an antenna specifically authorized by the manufacturer for use
with this radio.
• DO NOT transmit for more than 50% of total radio use time (“50% duty
cycle”). Transmitting more than 50% of the time can cause FCC RF exposure compliance requirements to be exceeded. The radio is transmitting
when the “TX indicator” light is red. You can cause the radio to transmit by
pressing the “PTT” switch.
• ALWAYS keep the antenna at least 2.5 cm (1 inch) away from the body
when transmitting and only use the Icom belt-clips which are listed on
page 23 when attaching the radio to your belt, etc., to ensure FCC RF
exposure compliance requirements are not exceeded. To provide the recipients of your transmission the best sound quality, hold the radio in an
almost vertical position at least 5 cm (2 inches) from your mouth, the microphone is located next to the speaker, so you should “talk into the
speaker”.
The information listed above provides the user with the information needed to
make him or her aware of RF exposure, and what to do to assure that this
radio operates within FCC RF exposure limits.
Electromagnetic Interference/Compatibility
During transmissions, your Icom radio generates RF energy that can possibly
cause interference with other devices or systems. To avoid such interference,
turn off the radio in areas where signs are posted to do so. DO NOT operate
the transmitter in areas that are sensitive to electromagnetic radiation such as
hospitals, aircraft, and blasting sites.
INFORMATION EN MATIÈRE DE SÉCURITÉ
Votre radio Icom produit une énergie électromagnétique
de radiofréquences (RF), en mode de transmission. Elle
est conçue pour une «utilisation grand public», dans un
environnement non contrôlé. Cet appareil a été évalué et
jugé conforme, à 2,5 cm, aux limites d'exposition aux RF
A V E R T I S S E M E N T de la FCC, pour une «utilisation grand public». En outre,
votre radio Icom satisfait les normes et directives qui suivent en matière de niveaux d'énergie et d'énergie électromagnétique de RF et d'évaluation de tels niveaux en ce
qui concerne l'exposition humaine :
• Supplément C, édition 01-01, du Bulletin OET de la FCC, «Evaluating Compliance with FCC Guidelines for Human Exposure to Radio Frequency Electromagnetic Fields».
• Norme de l’American National Standards Institute (ANSI) : IEEE C95.1-1992
sur les niveaux de sécurité compatibles avec l’exposition humaine aux
champs électromagnétiques de radiofréquences (3 kHz à 300 GHz).
• Norme de l’ANSI : IEEE C95.3-1992 sur la méthode d’évaluation recommandée du champ magnétique potentiellement dangereux des radiofréquences et des micro-ondes.
• Les accessoires qui suivent sont approuvés pour une utilisation avec ce produit. L'utilisation d'accessoires autres que ceux précisés peut entraîner des
niveaux d'exposition aux RF supérieures aux limites établies par la FCC en
matière d'exposition aux RF sans fil; attache pour ceinture (MB-86, MP103Y), bloc-piles rechargeable au lithium-ion (BP-252).
MISE EN GARDE
CAUTION
Afin de vous assurer que votre exposition à une énergie électromagnétique de RF se situe dans les limites
permises par la FCC pour une utilisation grand public,
veuillez en tout temps respecter les directives suivantes :
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E PAS faire fonctionner la radio sans qu'une antenne appropriée y soit
fixée, car ceci risque d'endommager la radio et causer une exposition
supérieure aux limites établies par la FCC. L'antenne appropriée est celle qui
est fournie avec cette radio par le fabricant ou une antenne spécialement autorisée par le fabricant pour être utilisée avec cette radio.
• NE PAS émettre pendant plus de 50% du temps total d'utilisation de l'appareil («50% du facteur d'utilisation»). Émettre pendant plus de 50% du temps
total d'utilisation peut causer une exposition aux RF supérieure aux limites
établies par la FCC. La radio est en train d’émettre lorsque le témoin du
mode de transmission s'affiche sur l'écran ACL. La radio émettra si vous appuyez sur le bouton du microphone.
• TOUJOURS tenir l'antenne éloignée d'au moins 2,5 cm de votre corps au
moment d'émettre et utiliser uniquement l'attache pour ceinture Icom illustrée à la p. 23, lorsque vous attachez la radio à votre ceinture, ou à autre
chose, de façon à vous assurer de ne pas provoquer une exposition aux RF
supérieure aux limites fixées par la FCC. Pour offrir à vos interlocuteurs la
meilleure qualité de transmission possible, tenez l'antenne à au moins 5 cm
de votre bouche et légèrement de côté.
Les renseignements ci-dessus fournissent à l'utilisateur toute l'information
nécessaire sur l'exposition aux RF et sur ce qu'il faut faire pour assurer que
cette radio fonctionne en respectant les limites d'exposition aux RF établies
par la FCC.
Interférence électromagnétique et compatibilité
En mode de transmission, votre radio Icom produit de l'énergie de RF qui peut
provoquer des interférences avec d'autres appareils ou systèmes. Pour éviter
de telles interférences, mettez la radio hors tension dans les secteurs où une
signalisation l’exige. NE PAS faire fonctionner l'émetteur dans des secteurs
sensibles au rayonnement électromagnétique tels que les hôpitaux, les
aéronefs et les sites de dynamitage.
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RECOMMENDATION
PREFACE
CLEAN THE TRANSCEIVER THOROUGHLY WITH FRESH
WATER after exposure to saltwater, and dry it before operating. Otherwise, the transceiver's keys, switches and controllers may become unusable, due to salt crystallization, and/or
the charging terminals of the battery pack may rust.
Thank you for choosing this Icom product. The IC-GM1600
survival craft 2-way radio is designed and built with Icom’ s
state of the art technology and craftsmanship. With proper
care, this product should provide you with years of trouble-free
operation.
NOTE: DO NOT wash the transceiver in water if there is any
reason to suspect the waterproofing may not be effective.
For example, in cases where the [MIC/SP] jack cover is
damaged, the transceiver/battery pack is cracked or broken,
or has been dropped, or when the battery pack is detached
from the transceiver.
MIC
/SP
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IMPORTANT
READ ALL INSTRUCTIONS
pletely before using the transceiver.
EXPLICIT DEFINITIONS
carefully and com-
SAVE THIS INSTRUCTION MANUAL—This
instruction manual contains important operating instructions
for the IC-GM1600.
WORD
DEFINITION
Personal injury, fire hazard or electric shock
RWARNING may occur.
CAUTION
NOTE
Equipment damage may occur.
If disregarded, inconvenience only. No risk
of personal injury, fire or electric shock.
Icom is not responsible for the destruction, damage to, or performance of any Icom or non-Icom equipment, if the malfunction is because of:
• Force majeure, including, but not limited to, fires, earthquakes, storms, floods, lightning, other natural disasters,
disturbances, riots, war, or radioactive contamination.
• The use of Icom transceivers with any equipment that is not
manufactured or approved by Icom.
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PRECAUTION
RWARNING! NEVER connect the transceiver directly to an AC outlet. This may pose a fire hazard or result
in an electric shock.
RWARNING! NEVER
hold the transceiver so that
the antenna is very close to, or touching exposed parts of
the body, especially the face or eyes, while transmitting. The
transceiver will perform best if the microphone is 5 to 10 cm
(2 to 4 inches) away from the lips and the transceiver is vertical.
RWARNING! NEVER connect the transceiver to a
power source other than the BP-252 or BP-234. This could
cause a fire or damage the transceiver.
CAUTION: DO NOT place or leave the transceiver in
direct sunlight or in places with temperatures below –20°C
(–4°F) or above +60°C (+140°F) for U.S.A. version;.–20°C
(–4°F) or above +55°C (+131°F) for General version.
PLACE the transceiver in a secure place to avoid inadvertent use by unauthorized persons.
KEEP the transceiver and microphone at least 0.9 m
(3 feet) away from the vessel’s magnetic navigation compass.
NOTE:
• According to IMO resolution MSC. 149 (77) (adopted on
3 June 2003), the following regulation has been executed.
• “The equipment should have provisions for its attachment
to the clothing of the user and also be provided with a
wrist or neckstrap. For safety reasons, the strap should
include a suitable weak link to prevent the bearer from
being ensnared.”
• Instead of the handstrap, a neckstrap is supplied with the
equipment on or after 1st July, 2005.
CAUTION: DO NOT
attach the battery unless the
flexible antenna, battery pack and jack cover are securely
attached to the transceiver. Confirm that the antenna and
battery pack are dry before attaching. Exposing the inside of
the transceiver to dust or water can cause serious damage
to the transceiver.
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Icom, Icom Inc. and Icom logo are registered trademarks of Icom Incorporated
(Japan) in the United States, the United Kingdom, Germany, France, Spain,
Australia, New Zealand, Russia and/or other countries.
FCC INFORMATION
FOR CLASS A UNINTENTIONAL RADIATORS
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with
the limits for a Class A digital device, pursuant to part 15
of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide
reasonable protection against harmful interference when the
equipment is operated in a commercial environment. This
equipment generates, uses, and can radiate radio frequency
energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with the
instruction manual, may cause harmful interference to radio
communications. Operation of this equipment in a residential
area is likely to cause harmful interference in which case the
user will be required to correct the interference at his own
expense.
CAUTION:
Changes or modifications to this transceiver, not expressly
approved by Icom Inc., could void your authority to operate
this transceiver under FCC regulations.
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
SAFETY TRAINING INFORMATION ����������������������������������������������� i
INFORMATION EN MATIÈRE DE SÉCURITÉ ������������������������������� ii
RECOMMENDATION �������������������������������������������������������������������� iii
PREFACE �������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� iii
IMPORTANT ���������������������������������������������������������������������������������� iv
EXPLICIT DEFINITIONS ��������������������������������������������������������������� iv
PRECAUTION �������������������������������������������������������������������������������� v
FCC INFORMATION ��������������������������������������������������������������������� vi
TABLE OF CONTENTS ���������������������������������������������������������������� vii
1 OPERATING RULES ����������������������������������������������������������������� 1
2 SUPPLIED ACCESSORIES AND ATTACHMENTS��������������� 2–3
■ Supplied accessories�������������������������������������������������������������� 2
■ Attachments���������������������������������������������������������������������������� 2
3 PANEL DESCRIPTION ���������������������������������������������������������� 4–6
■ Front, top and side panels������������������������������������������������������� 4
■ Function display ��������������������������������������������������������������������� 6
4
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BASIC OPERATION ������������������������������������������������������������ 7–10
■ Channel selection ������������������������������������������������������������������� 7
■ Receiving and transmitting ����������������������������������������������������� 8
■ Call channel entry ������������������������������������������������������������������ 9
■ Adjusting the squelch level ����������������������������������������������������� 9
■ Lock function ������������������������������������������������������������������������ 10
■ Signal strength indicator function ����������������������������������������� 10
■ Monitor function �������������������������������������������������������������������� 10
■ Backlight function ����������������������������������������������������������������� 10
5 SET MODE ������������������������������������������������������������������������ 11–15
■ SET mode settings ��������������������������������������������������������������� 11
■ SET mode items ������������������������������������������������������������������� 12
6 BP-234 BATTERY PACK ��������������������������������������������������������� 16
7 BATTERY CHARGING (FOR ONLY ON-BOARD USE) ���� 17–18
■ Battery charging ������������������������������������������������������������������� 17
■ Battery cautions ������������������������������������������������������������������� 17
8
OPTIONAL SWIVEL BELT CLIP �������������������������������������������� 19
■ MB-86 contents �������������������������������������������������������������������� 19
■ Attachment ��������������������������������������������������������������������������� 19
■ Detachment �������������������������������������������������������������������������� 19
9 CHANNEL LIST FOR SURVIVAL OPERATION���������������������� 20
10TROUBLESHOOTING ������������������������������������������������������������� 21
11SPECIFICATIONS ������������������������������������������������������������������� 22
12OPTIONS ��������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 23
OPERATING RULES
1
D Priorities
(2) OPERATOR’S LICENSE
A restricted Radiotelephone Operator Permit is the license
most often held by small vessel radio operators when a radio
is not required for safety purposes.
• You must monitor Channel 16 when you are not operating
on another channel.
The Restricted Radiotelephone Operator Permit must be
posted near the transceiver or be kept with the operator.
Only a licensed radio operator may operate a transceiver.
• Read all rules and regulations pertaining to priorities and
keep an up-to-date copy handy. Safety and distress calls
take priority over all others.
• False or fraudulent distress calls are prohibited under law.
D Privacy
• Information overheard but not intended for you cannot lawfully be used in any way.
• Indecent or profane language is prohibited.
D Radio licenses
(1) SHIP STATION LICENSE
When your craft is equipped with a VHF FM transceiver, 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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However, non-licensed individuals may talk over a transceiver if a licensed operator starts, supervises, ends the call
and makes the necessary log entries.
A current copy of the applicable government rules and regulations is only required to be on hand for vessels in which a
radio telephone is compulsory. However, even if you are not
required to have these on hand it is your responsibility to be
thoroughly acquainted with all pertinent rules and regulations.
Inquire through your dealer or the appropriate government
agency for a Ship-Radiotelephone license. This license includes the call sign which is your craft’s identification for
radio purposes.
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SUPPLIED ACCESSORIES AND ATTACHMENTS
■ Supplied accessories
■ Attachments
The following accessories are supplied:
Qty.
q Neckstrap . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1
w Battery charger (BC-173) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1
e Belt clip (MB-103Y) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1
r Power adapter (BC-147SA/SE)* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1
t Li-ion battery pack (BP-252) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1
D Neckstrap
Pass the neckstrap through the
loop on the top of the transceiver
as illustrated at right.
*May not be supplied, or a different type may be supplied, depending on the transceiver version.
q
w
e
D Belt clip
Attach the belt clip to the transceiver as shown below.
Supplied screws
r
2
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SUPPLIED ACCESSORIES AND ATTACHMENTS
D Battery pack
2
To remove the battery pack:
Turn the lock screw counterclockwise, then pull the battery
pack in the direction of the arrow as shown below.
E CAREFUL!: The latch is tightly locked, so use caution
B
when releasing it. DO NOT use your fingernail. Use the
edge of a coin or screwdriver tip to carefully release it.
To attach the battery pack:
Insert the battery pack into the IC-GM1600 completely, then
turn the lock screw clockwise.
CAUTION!:
hen attaching or removing a battery pack, make sure
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the rubber seal is set in the groove of the battery pack
correctly. If the seal is not neatly in the groove it may be
damaged when attaching the battery pack.
If the seal is damaged, waterproofing is not guaranteed.
NEVER remove or insert the battery pack when the transceiver is wet or soiled. This may result in water or dust
getting into the transceiver and battery pack, and may result in them being damaged.
NOTE: When the lock screw does not easily turn (feels
tight), check to ensure the battery pack is correctly inserted to the transceiver. DO NOT strike or otherwise impact the battery, as this may damage the battery pack or
the transceiver.
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NOTE:
When attaching a battery pack, make sure dust or else does
not adhere to the rubber seal. If dust or anything else is on
the seal when attaching a battery pack, the water resistant
seal may be compromised.
Make sure both the rubber seal (purple) is correctly set into
the groove and dust or else does not adhere to it.
LO
CK
Screw position for removing
OPEN
Incorrect position
Correct position
Screw position for attaching
LO
CK
Rubber seal
Groove
OPEN
Battery pack
Battery pack
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PANEL DESCRIPTION
■ Front, top and side panels
w
q
MIC/SP
e
r
q VOLUME CONTROL [VOL]
Turns power ON and adjusts the audio level.
w MICROPHONE CONNECTOR [MIC/SP]
Connects an optional external microphone.
NOTE: Attach the jack cover when the optional speaker
microphone is not used. Otherwise, water may get into
the transceiver.
e ANTENNA
Fixed type.
!1
r TRANSMIT/RECEIVE INDICATOR
Lights green while receiving a signal or when the squelch
is open. Lights red while transmitting.
!0
t CALL CHANNEL KEY [CALL]
➥ Push to select the Call channel. (p. 7)
t
o
i
• Channel 9* is factory default.
*Channel 16 is set as factory default by version.
y
➥ Hold down for 3 seconds to enter the call channel programming mode. (p. 9)
u
y CHANNEL KEY [CH]
Push to return the previous condition when the distress
channel or call channel is selected. (p. 7)
u TRANSMIT POWER/LOCK KEY [Hi/Lo•
]
➥P
ush to select high or low power. (p. 8)
➥ Hold down for 1 second to turn the lock function ON or
OFF. (p. 10)
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PANEL DESCRIPTION
i CHANNEL 16 KEY [16]
Push to select Channel 16. (p. 7)
3
3
o CHANNEL UP/DOWN KEYS [Y]/[Z]
➥ Selects an operating channel. (pgs. 7, 8)
➥ Selects an item in the SET mode. (p. 11)
➥ In the SET mode, while holding down [SQL], push to
select an option for the item. (p. 11)
!0 SQUELCH SWITCH [SQL•MONI]
➥ Push this switch, then adjust the squelch level with [Y]/
[Z]. (p. 9)
➥ Hold down to manually opens the squelch for monitoring the channel. (p. 10)
➥ H olding down this switch, turn ON the transceiver
power to enter the SET mode. (p. 11)
!1 PTT SWITCH [PTT]
Hold down to transmit, release to receive.
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3
PANEL DESCRIPTION
■ Function display
q
w
e
r
t BATTERY INDICATOR
Displays the battery's remaining power.
t
Using rechargeable battery pack
Indication
Battery level
o
i
u
y
Full
Mid
Charging
required
Battery
exhausted
blinks when the battery is overcharged.
Using BP-234 battery pack
Indication
q SIGNAL STRENGTH INDICATOR (pgs. 10, 14)
Displays the relative signal strength while receiving signals.
w TRANSMIT POWER
8)
q INDICATOR (p.w
➥ “LOW” appears when low TX power is selected.
➥ No indication for high TX power.
e
e SQUELCH
r
i LEVEL INDICATOR (p. 9)
t
Displays the squelch level.
y
r MONITOR INDICATOR (p. 10)
Appears while the monitor function is activated.u
Battery level
Full
Mid
Battery
replacement
is required
Battery
exhausted
y SET MODE ITEM READOUT
Displays the SET mode items while in the SET mode. (p. 11)
u LOCK INDICATOR
Appears while the Lock function is activated. (p. 10)
i CHANNEL NUMBER READOUT
➥ Indicates the selected operating channel number.
➥ In the SET mode, indicates the selected item or option.
o CALL CHANNEL INDICATOR
Appears when the call channel is selected. (p. 7)
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BASIC OPERATION
4
■ Channel selection
D Channel 16
Channel 16 is the distress and safety channel. It is used to
establish the initial contact with a station and, for emergency
communications. While in the standby mode, you must monitor Channel 16.
q Push [16] to select Channel 16.
w Push [CH] to return to the previous channel, before you
selected Channel 16, or push [Y]/[Z] to select the operating channel.
Push
D Call channel
The Call channels can be re-entered (p. 9) and may be used
to store your most often used channels for quick recall.
4
q Push [CALL] to select the Call channel.
• “CALL” and the Call channel number appear.
• Call channel can be re-entered. See “Call channel entry” on
page 9 for details.
w Push [CH] to return to the previous channel, before you
selected the call channel, or push [Y]/[Z] to select the
operating channel.
Push
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4
BASIC OPERATION
■ Receiving and transmitting
q Rotate [VOL] clockwise to turn ON the transceiver power.
w Adjust the volume and squelch level.
➥ Push [SQL•MONI], and push [Z] to open the squelch.
➥ Push [SQL•MONI] to stop the “SQL” indicator blinking,
then rotate [VOL] to adjust the volume level.
➥ P ush [SQL• MONI ], and push [Y]/[Z] to adjust the
squelch level.
e Push [Y]/[Z] to select the channel to call.
- When a signal is received, the [TRANSMIT/RECEIVE] indicator
lights green and the audio is emitted from the speaker.
-F
urther adjustment of [VOL] may be necessary at this point.
r Push [Hi/Lo•
] to select the output power if necessary.
IMPORTANT: To maximize the readability of your transmitted signal, pause for a second after pushing [PTT] and
hold the microphone 5 to 10 cm (2 to 4 inches) from your
mouth, and then speak at your normal voice level.
OTE: To conserve battery power, the Power Save funcN
tion automatically turns ON when no signal is received
for 5 seconds.
t Push to transmit
y Release to receive
MIC/SP
- “LOW” appears when low power is selected. (No indication for
high power)
- Choose low power to conserve the battery power, choose high
power for longer distance communications.
- Some channels are limited to low power.
t H old down [PTT] to transmit and speak into the
microphone at a normal voice level.
-T
he [TRANSMIT/RECEIVE] indicator lights red while
transmitting.
q Power ON
w Adjust the volume level
Speaker
Microphone
w Adjust the squelch level
y Release [PTT] to receive.
w Adjust the squelch level
e Select a channel
8
r Select the output power
BASIC OPERATION
4
■ Call channel entry
■ Adjusting the squelch level
The Call channel switch is used to select Channel 9* by default, however, you can set your most often-used channel for
a quick recall.
Squelch enables the audio to be heard only while receiving
a signal that is stronger than the set level. A higher level
blocks weak signals, which enables you to receive only
stronger signals. A lower level enables you to hear weak signals.
*The channel number differs depending on version.
q Push [CALL] to select the Call channel.
• “ C A L L” a n d c a l l c h a n n e l nu m b e r
is diplayed.
w Hold down [CALL] again for 3 seconds (until a long beep changes to
2 short beeps), to enter the Call
channel entry mode.
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q Push [SQL•MONI], then push [Y]/[Z] to adjust the squelch
level.
- “SQL” indicator starts blinking.
- Adjust the level between 1 and 10, or "OP" (open).
10 is tight squelch, 1 is loose squelch level.
w Push [SQL•MONI] again to return to the normal mode.
- When no switch is pushed for 5 seconds, the transceiver returns to the normal mode.
• C a l l c h a n n e l n u m b e r t o b e p r o grammed flashes.
Blinks during the squelch
level adjutment.
e Push [Y]/[Z] to select the channel.
Push
Indicates the
squelch level.
r P ush [CALL] to set the displayed
channel as the Call channel.
• The call channel number stops flashing.
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4
BASIC OPERATION
■ Lock function
■ Monitor function
The Lock function electronically locks all keys (except for
[PTT], [SQL•MONI] and [Hi/Lo• ]). This function prevents
you from accidentally changing the channel, or accessing
the functions.
➥ Push [Hi/Lo•
] for 1 sec. to turn the lock function ON
and OFF.
The Monitor function temporarily cancels the Squelch function to check for weak signals. See page 12 for details of the
monitor switch action.
➥ Hold down [SQL•MONI] to turn ON the Monitor function.
for 1 sec.
Appears while the lock
function is used.
■ Signal strength indicator
The received signal strength level is displayed by number of
bars, as shown below. Set the signal strength indicator to
ON in the SET mode (p. 14).
• Only the antenna mark appears when no signal, or a very weak
signal, is received.
Indication
10
• The Monitor function is ON while [SQL•MONI] is held down.
• “
” appears and audio is emitted.
■ Backlight function
Push
Signal
strength
Strong
Middle
Weak
No signal or
very weak
This function is convenient for the nighttime operation. The
backlight brightness can be adjusted in the SET mode. (p. 12)
➥ Push any key except for [PTT] to turn the backlight ON. ” appears and audio is emitted. The backlight is automati• “
cally turned OFF after 5 seconds of inactivity.
SET MODE
5
■ SET mode settings
The SET mode is used to change 11 transceiver functions:
Beep Tone function, monitor switch action, Backlight function, LCD contrast selection, Auto Power Save function, Self
Check function, battery voltage indicator, signal strength indicator and Squelch Sensitivity function.
D SET mode operation
q Turn OFF the transceiver power.
w While holding down [SQL•MONI], turn On the power to
enter the SET mode.
• “bp” (Beep tone function setting) appears.
e Push [SQL•MONI], or [SQL•MONI] and [Y]/[Z], to select
the desired item.
r Push [Y]/[Z] to select the desired option of the item.
t Push [16] to exit the SET mode.
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D SET MODE ITEMS Displays in this diagram show the default settings, and the selected item is displayed in the dotted circle.
Squelch sensitivity
Beep tone
Starting item
Signal strength indicator
: Push
: Push
Battery voltage
Monitor switch
Self check
Or, push
Backlight
and
and
Auto power save
LCD contrast
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5
SET MODE
■ SET mode items
D Beep tone function “bP”
You can select silent operation by turning the beep tones
OFF, or you can have 2 types of confirmation beeps sound
at the push of a key. When “ON” is selected, a fixed beep
(Pi) sounds, and when “US” is selected, the preset beeps
(Example: do, re, mi) sound.
• Beep tone synchronizes with the volume level.
• The beeps sound during call channel programming even if this
function is turned OFF.
D Backlight function “bL”
This function is convenient for nighttime operation. The backlight brightness can be adjusted between OFF, 1 (dark)–3
(bright).
• The automatic backlight turns ON the backlight when any switch
except [PTT] is pushed.
• The backlight is automatically turned OFF after 5 seconds of inactivity.
Push
Push
Beep tone ON (default)
Beep tone OFF
Backlighting ON
(default)
Backlighting OFF
D Monitor switch action “Sq”
The monitor switch action temporarily cancels the squelch
function. This switch action contains PUSH (Pu) or HOLD
(Ho) settings as shown below.
•P
U (PUSH): A fter holding down [SQL• MONI ] for 1 second, the
squelch opens and emits audio. The squelch is
opened while holding down [SQL•MONI]. (default)
• HO (HOLD): A fter holding down [SQL• MONI ] for 1 second, the
squelch opens and emits audio even if [SQL•MONI] is
released. To close the squelch, push any switch.
Push
PUSH setting (default)
12
HOLD setting
D LCD contrast selection “LC”
The contrast of the LCD can be adjusted in 4 levels.
• 1 (bright)–4 (dark)
Push
Middle contrast
(default)
Low contrast
SET MODE
D Auto power save function “PS”
The Auto Power Save function reduces the battery drain by
deactivating the receiver circuit for preset intervals.
• ON : The Power Save function is turned ON. The function will be
activated when no signal is received, and no operation is performed for 5 seconds
• OFF: The Power Save function is turned OFF.
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D Self check function “SC”
The Self Check function checks various transceiver status
by itself, and informs you if a problem is found. The self
checking automatically and quickly runs through its diagnostic steps each time the transceiver is turned ON. After that,
the radio switches to normal operation mode.
5
• Temperature : O utside of –35°C to +80°C, –31°F to +173°F
(approximately)
• Connected battery voltage
Push
Power save ON
(default)
Push
Power save OFF
Self check OFF (default)
Self check ON
When the error messages as shown below are displayed,
see the troubleshooting for advice. (p. 24)
Temperature error
Battery voltage error
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5
SET MODE
D Battery voltage indicator “bt”
Select whether or not to display the voltage of the battery on
the LCD at power ON.
• The voltage of the battery pack is displayed for 2 seconds after
power is turned ON.
D Squelch sensitivity function “SS”
When this function is turned ON, blocking against the noise
is improved. Therefore the squelch is not easily affected by
noise.
Push
Push
Battery voltage
indicator ON
Battery voltage
indicator OFF
(default)
D Signal strength indicator “Sl”
The signal strength indicator displays the relative received
signal strength like an “S-meter.” This function is convenient
to visually check the signal strength.
• The strength is displayed in 4 steps.
•T
he antenna mark and 3 bars appear when a strong signal is received.
• The antenna mark only appears when receiving no signal when the
signal strength indicator is ON.
Push
Signal strength
indicator OFF
(default)
14
Signal strength
indicator ON
Squelch sensitivity OFF
(default)
Squelch sensitivity ON
SET MODE
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SET MODE LIST
Function
Indication
Setting
Beep Tone function
“bP”
OFF/ON*/US
Monitor switch action
“Sq”
PUSH*/HOLD
Backlight function
“bL”
OFF/1/2/3*
LCD contrast selection
“LC”
1/2/3*/4
Auto Power Save function
“PS”
OFF/ON*
“SC”
OFF*/ON
Battery voltage indicator
“bt”
OFF*/ON
Signal strength indicator
“SI”
OFF*/ON
“SS”
OFF*/ON
Self Check function
Squelch sensitivity
5
*default setting
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6
BP-234 BATTERY PACK
The optional BP-234 battery pack is a non-rechargeable,
Lithium battery pack for operation in a survival craft. The following precaution must be observed.
• NEVER dispose of the BP-234 battery pack in a fire. This could
result in an explosion.
•D
O NOT short-circuit the BP-234 battery pack. Metal contact
(such as a paper clip, another battery, and so on.) across the battery contacts can result in a sustained high rate discharge, which
could damage the battery, void the warranty and create a burn or a
fire hazard.
•D
O NOT apply excessive pressure to the battery. This may result
in electrolyte leakage, possibly causing an explosion.
• The storage life of the BP-234 is about 5 years. Once the expiration date on the battery pack passes, a new battery pack must be
purchased.
• For safety reasons, once the BP-234 is used, a spare one should
be purchased. The original battery pack can be continued to be
used for regular communications; save the spare one for emergency situations.
• NEVER expose of the BP-234 battery pack to excessive heat of
60°C (+140°F) or above. This could result in electrolyte leakage,
possibly causing an explosion or fire.
• NEVER attempt to recharge the BP-234. Lithium batteries may
explode or cause a fire in such cases.
•D
O NOT disassemble the BP-234 battery pack. The BP-234 battery pack contains no user serviceable parts. Internal battery gas
can cause throat irritation. Also, exposed lithium may generate
heat and ignite.
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BP-234 Lithium battery pack
IMPORTANT!
• This battery pack is for EMERGENCY USE ONLY.
• U sable temperature range is within –20°C to +55°C
(–4°F to +131°F).
• S tored temperature range is within –30°C to +35°C
(–22°F to +95°F).
• Once this bag’s seal is broken, a new emergency battery
pack must be used for EMERGENCY use.
BATTERY CHARGING (FOR ONLY ON-BOARD USE)
M Battery charging
Prior to using the transceiver for the first time, the battery
pack must be fully charged for optimum life and operation.
AUTION: To avoid damage to the transceiver, turn the
C
power OFF while charging.
• Recommended temperature range for charging:
+10°C to +40°C (+50°F to +104°F)
• Use the specified chargers (BC-173). NEVER use another
manufacturer’s charger.
• Use the supplied power adapter for the BC-173. NEVER
use another manufacturer’s adapters.
Turn the transceiver OFF when charging an attached battery pack. Otherwise, the battery pack may not fully
charged or may not properly charge.
M Battery cautions
Misuse of Li-ion batteries may result in the following hazards:
smoke, fire, or the battery may rupture. Misuse can also cause
damage to the battery or degradation of battery’s performance.
RDANGER! NEVER strike or otherwise impact the battery. Do not
use the battery if it has been severely impacted or dropped,
or if the battery has been subjected to heavy pressure. Battery damage may not be visible on the outside of the case. Even if the surface of the battery does not show cracks or any other damage, the
cells inside the battery may rupture or catch fire.
7
RDANGER! NEVER expose the battery to rain, snow, seawater, or
any other liquids. Do not charge or use a wet battery. If the battery
gets wet, be sure to wipe it dry before using.
RDANGER! NEVER place or leave battery packs near fire. Fire or
heat may cause them to rupture or explode. Dispose of used battery
packs in accordance with local regulations.
RDANGER! NEVER use or leave battery pack in areas with temperatures above +60˚C (+140˚F). High temperature buildup in the battery, such as could occur near fires or stoves, inside a sun-heated
vehicle,vehicle, or in direct sunlight for long periods of time may
cause the battery to rupture or catch fire. Excessive temperatures
may also degrade battery’s performance or shorten battery life.
6
7
RDANGER! NEVER solder the battery terminals, or NEVER modify
the battery pack. This may cause heat generation, and the battery
may burst, emit smoke or catch fire.
RDANGER! NEVER use the battery with a transceiver for which it
is not specified. Never use a battery with any other equipment, or for
any purpose that is not specified in this instruction manual.
RDANGER! NEVER let fluid from inside the battery get in your
eyes. If it does, blindness can result. Rinse your eyes with clean
water, without rubbing them, and immediately go to a doctor.
RWARNING! NEVER let fluid from inside the battery come in contact with your body. If it does, immediately wash with clean water.
RWARNING! NEVER use the battery if it emits an abnormal odor,
heats up, or is discolored or deformed. If any of these conditions
occur, contact your Icom dealer or distributor.
RWARNING! NEVER put the batter y in a microwave oven,
high-pressure container, or in an induction heating cooker. This
could cause a fire, overheating, or cause the battery to rupture.
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7
BATTERY CHARGING (FOR ONLY ON-BOARD USE)
M Battery cautions (continued)
BE SURE to replace the battery pack with a new one approximately
five years after manufacturing, even if it still holds a charge. The inside battery material will become weak after a period of time, even
with little use. The estimated number of times you can charge the
battery is between 300 and 500.
Even when the battery appears to be fully charged, the operating
time of the transceiver may become short when:
•A
pproximately five years have passed since the battery was manufactured.
• The battery has been repeatedly charged.
D Charging caution
18
RWARNING! NEVER charge the battery pack in areas with extremely
high temperatures, such as near fires or stoves, inside a sun-heated
vehicle, or in direct sunlight. In such environments, the safety/protection
circuit in the battery will activate, causing the battery to stop charging.
RWARNING! NEVER charge the transceiver during a lightning
storm. It may result in an electric shock, cause a fire or damage the
transceiver. Always disconnect the power adapter before a storm.
RWARNING! NEVER charge or leave the battery in the battery charger
beyond the specific time for charging. If the battery is not completely
charged by the specific time, stop charging and remove the battery from
the battery charger. Continuing to charge the battery beyond the specific
time limit may cause a fire, overheating, or the battery may rupture.
RWARNING! NEVER insert the transceiver (battery attached to the transceiver) into the charger if it is wet or soiled. This could corrode the battery
charger terminals or damage the charger. The charger is not waterproof.
CAUTION: DO NOT charge the battery outside of the specific temperature range: +10˚C to +40˚C (+50°F to +104°F). Icom recommends charging the battery at +20˚C. The battery may heat up or
rupture if charged out of the specific temperature range. Additionally,
battery performance or battery life may be reduced.
D Charging connections
q Attach the BC-173 to a flat surface, such as a desk.
w Connect the power adapter.
e Insert the battery pack with/without the transceiver into
the charger.
• The charge indicator lights green.
r Charge the battery pack for approximately 10 hours, depending on the remaining power.
N
OTE The battery charger, BC-173, has a charging timer.
The timer stops the charging process after approximately
14 hours.
Turn OFF the power
MIC/SP
BP-252
IC-GM1600
Charge indicator
Lights green when the
BP-252
(with/without
IC-GM1600) is inserted.
Supplied
screws
Power adapter*
*Differs depending on version.
BC-173
OPTIONAL SWIVEL BELT CLIP
■ MB-86 contents
8
eO
nce the transceiver is locked in place, it swivels.
Qty.
Belt clip . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1
Base clip . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1
Supplied screws . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
■ Attachment
q Screw the base clip to the back of the transceiver, using
the two supplied screws.
Supplied screws
■ Detachment
➥ Turn the transceiver upside down in the direction of the
8
arrow, and pull it out of the belt clip.
w Clip the belt clip over your belt and insert the transceiver.
R CAUTION!
HOLD THE TRANSCEIVER TIGHTLY, WHEN HANGING OR
DETACHING THE TRANSCEIVER FROM THE BELT CLIP.
Otherwise the transceiver may not be attached to the belt
clip or swivelled properly attached to the belt clip and may
not swivel properly. The transceiver could then be accidentally dropped and scratched or damaged .
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CHANNEL LIST FOR SURVIVAL OPERATION
Channel numberTX/RXChannel numberTX/RXChannel numberTX/RX
06156.300 MHz08156.400 MHz09156.450 MHz
10156.500 MHz11156.550 MHz12156.600 MHz
13
156.650 MHz
14
156.700 MHz
15*
156.750 MHz
16
156.800 MHz
17*
156.850 MHz
67
156.375 MHz
68156.425 MHz69156.475 MHz71156.575 MHz
72156.625 MHz73156.675 MHz74156.725 MHz
77
156.875 MHz
*U.S.A. version is low power only
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TROUBLESHOOTING
PROBLEM
POSSIBLE CAUSE
10
SOLUTION
REF.
The transceiver does • The battery is exhausted.
not turn ON.
• Change to a new battery pack (Survival).
• Recharge the battery pack (On-board).
p. 16
pp. 17, 18
• The Battery pack is not correctly attached.
N o s o u n d f r o m t h e • Squelch level is set too high.
• Volume level is set too low.
speaker.
• The speaker has been exposed to water.
•W
ater has entered to the [MIC/SP] connector.
You cannot transmit, • Some channels are limited to low power,
or select high power.
or for only receive.
• The battery is exhausted.
• Correctly attach the battery pack.
• Set the squelch to the threshold point.
• Set the volume to a suitable level.
• Remove the water from the speaker.
• Dry the [MIC/SP] connector.
• Change channels.
p. 3
p. 9
p. 8
—
—
pp. 8, 20
• Change to a new battery pack (Survival).
• Recharge the battery pack (On-board).
p. 16
pp. 17, 18
• Push [Hi/Lo•
] to select high power.
• Push [Hi/Lo•
] for 1 second to cancel
the function.
• S et the beep tone to ON (Fix Beep/User
Beep) in the SET mode.
• T he temperature is outside of –35°C to • Leave the transceiver at room temperature
+80°C, –31°F to +173°F (approximately).
for a while. Turn the power ON to check if the
internal temperature has returned to normal.
• The connected battery pack’s voltage is • Verify that the battery voltage is correct.
more than 11 V.
• The output power is set to low.
The displayed channel • Lock function is activated.
cannot be changed.
• Beep tone is set to OFF.
No beeps sound.
Self check error.
(Temperature)
Self check error.
(Battery voltage)
p. 8
p. 10
9
10
p. 12
—
—
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11 SPECIFICATIONS
D GENERAL
• Frequency coverage (TX/RX):
• Mode:
• Channel spacing:
• Power supply requirement:
• Current drain (approximately):
at 7.5 V DC [USA]
at 7.2 V DC [GEN]
• Usable temperature range:
[USA]
[GEN]
• Antenna impedance:
• Dimensions:
(projections not included)
• Weight (with BP-234):
D RECEIVER
156.300–156.875 MHz
16K0G3E
25 kHz
Battery packs (BP-234 or BP-252)
TX High (2 W) 1.0 A
TX Low (1 W) 700 mA
Maximum audio 200 mA
–20°C to +60°C, –4°F to +140°F
–20°C to +55°C, –4°F to +131°F
50 Ω
65(W) × 145(H) × 44(D) mm,
2.6(W) × 5.7(H) × 1.7(D) inch
Approximately 385 g (13.6 oz)
D TRANSMITTER
• Output power: at 7.5 V DC [USA]
at 7.2 V DC [GEN]
• Modulation system:
22
• Receive system:
• Sensitivity:
[USA] (at 12 dB SINAD)
[GEN] (at 20 dB SINAD)
• Squelch sensitivity (at threshold):
[USA]
[GEN]
• Intermodulation rejection ratio:
[USA]
[GEN]
• Spurious response rejection ratio:
• Adjacent channel selectivity:
• Hum and noise:
• Audio output power:
[USA]
ouble-conversion
D
superheterodyne
0.25 µV typical
–2 dBµ EMF typical
0.35 µV typical
–6 dBµ EMF typical
70 dB
68 dB
70 dB
70 dB
40 dB
.35 W typical at 10% distor0
tion into an 8 Ω load.
0 .2 W at 10% distortion into
an 8 Ω load.
2 W (Hi) and 1 W (Low)
[GEN]
ariable reactance frequency
V
modulation
All stated specifications are subject to change without notice
or obligation.
• Frequency error:
[USA] ±5.0 ppm
(–20°C to +60°C, –4°F to +140°F)
[GEN]
±1.5 kHz
(–20°C to +55°C, –4°F to +131°F)
• Microphone impedance:
2 kΩ
• Max. frequency deviation:
±5.0 kHz
• Adjacent channel power:
70 dB
• Audio harmonics distortion:
10% at 60% deviation
• FM hum and noise:
40 dB
• Spurious emissions:
[USA]
–70 dBc typical
[GEN]
0.25 µW (30 MHz to 1 GHz)
1 µW (1–2 GHz)
OPTIONS
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D BATTERY PACKS
<FOR SURVIVAL CRAFT USE>
• BP-234 lithium battery pack
9.0 V/3300 mAh Lithium battery pack.
<FOR ON-BOARD USE>
• BP-252 lithium battery pack
7.4 V/980 mAh Li-ion battery pack.
D BELT CLIPS
• MB-103Y belt clip
The same as supplied with the transceiver.
• MB-86 swivel belt clip
Belt clip for swivel type.
• MB-96F/96N belt hanger
➥MB-96F: Attaches with the supplied belt clip (Not swivel type).
➥MB-96N: Belt hanger for swivel type.
D CHARGERS <FOR ON-BOARD USE ONLY>
11
12
• BC-173 desktop charger + BC-147SA/SE* ac adapter
Used for regular charging of battery pack. The same as supplied with
the transceiver. Charging time: approximately 10 hours (BP-252).
*The supplied power adapter differs, depending on the transceiver
version.
Different versions of this radio use different options.
Ask your authorized dealers for details.
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