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INSTRUCTION MANUAL
VHF TRANSCEIVER
iF15/S
UHF TRANSCEIVER
iF25/S
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FOREWORD
READ ALL INSTRUCTIONS carefully and completely before
using the transceiver.
SAVE THIS INSTRUCTION MANUAL— This instruction
manual contains important operating instructions for the IC-F15/
F15S VHF TRANSCEIVER and IC-F25/F25S UHF TRANSCEIVER.
EXPLICIT DEFINITIONS
WORD
DEFINITION
RWARNING
Personal injury, fire hazard or electric shock
may occur.
CAUTION
NOTE
Equipment damage may occur.
If disregarded, inconvenience only. No risk
of personal injury, fire or electric shock.
OPERATING NOTES
• When transmitting with a portable radio, hold the radio in a vertical
position with its microphone 5 to 10 centimeters away from your
mouth. Keep the antenna at least 2.5 centimeters from your head
and body.
• If you wear a portable two-way radio on your body, ensure that the
antenna is at least 2.5 centimeters from your body when transmitting.
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PRECAUTION
R WARNING! 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 away from the lips and the
transceiver is vertical.
R WARNING! NEVER operate the transceiver with a headset
or other audio accessories at high volume levels.
CAUTION! NEVER short the terminals of the battery pack.
NEVER connect the transceiver to a power source other than the
BP-230N or BP-232N. Such a connection will ruin the trans-ceiver.
DO NOT push the PTT when not actually desiring to transmit.
AVOID using or placing the transceiver in direct sunlight or in
areas with temperatures below –25°C or above +55°C.
DO NOT modify the transceiver for any reason.
MAKE SURE the flexible antenna and battery pack are securely
attached to the transceiver, and that the antenna and battery pack
are dry before attachment. Exposing the inside of the transceiver
to water will result in serious damage to the transceiver.
The use of non-Icom battery packs/chargers may impair transceiver
performance and invalidate the warranty.
Icom, Icom Inc. and the
logo are registered trademarks of Icom Incorporated (Japan) in the United States, the United Kingdom, Germany, France, Spain,
Russia and/or other countries.
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
FOREWORD ……………………………………………………………… i
EXPLICIT DEFINITIONS ………………………………………………… i
OPERATING NOTES ……………………………………………………… i
PRECAUTION …………………………………………………………… ii
TABLE OF CONTENTS ………………………………………………… iii
1 ACCESSORIES ……………………………………………………… 1–5
‘ Supplied accessories………………………………………………… 1
‘ Accessory attachments ……………………………………………… 2
2 PANEL DESCRIPTION …………………………………………… 6–11
‘ Front, top and side panels ………………………………………… 6
‘ LED indicator ………………………………………………………… 8
‘ Programmable function keys ……………………………………… 9
3 CONVENTIONAL OPERATION ………………………………… 12–17
‘ Turning power ON ………………………………………………… 12
‘ Channel selection ………………………………………………… 12
‘ Call procedure ……………………………………………………… 13
‘ Receiving and transmitting ……………………………………… 14
‘ Scrambler function ………………………………………………… 16
‘ Setting the squelch level ………………………………………… 16
‘ Man Down Emergency Call ……………………………………… 17
‘ Emergency Call …………………………………………………… 17
4 OPTIONAL UNIT INSTALLATION……………………………… 18–19
‘ Optional unit installation …………………………………………… 18
‘ Scrambler unit installation ………………………………………… 19
5 BATTERY CHARGING ………………………………………… 20–27
‘ Caution ……………………………………………………………… 20
‘ Optional battery chargers ………………………………………… 23
6 BATTERY CASE ………………………………………………… 28–29
‘ Optional battery case (BP-240) …………………………………… 28
7 SWIVEL BELT CLIP ……………………………………………… 30–33
‘ MB-93 contents …………………………………………………… 30
‘ To attach …………………………………………………………… 30
‘ To detach …………………………………………………………… 32
8 OPTIONS ………………………………………………………… 34–37
9 DOC………………………………………………………………… 38–39
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ACCESSORIES
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■ Supplied accessories
1
The following accessories are supplied:
Qty.
q Flexible antenna . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1
w Battery pack . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1
e Belt clip . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1
r Unit cover (double-sided tape)* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1
t Jack cover (with screws) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 set
* Use the unit cover as a spare. Ask your dealer for details.
q
w
e
t
r
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ACCESSORIES
■ Accessory attachments
D Flexible antenna
Connect the supplied flexible antenna to the antenna connector.
CAUTION:
• NEVER HOLD by the antenna
when carrying the transceiver.
• Transmitting without an antenna
may damage the transceiver.
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ACCESSORIES
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ï Battery pack
To attach the battery pack:
Slide the battery pack on the back of the transceiver in the direction of the arrow (q), then lock it with the battery release button.
• Slide the battery pack until the battery release button makes a ‘click’
sound.
To release the battery pack:
Push the battery release button in the direction of the arrow (w) as
shown below. The battery pack is then released.
NEVER release or attach the battery pack when the transceiver
is wet or soiled. This may result in water or dust getting into the
transceiver/battery pack and may result in the transceiver being
damaged.
q
w
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ACCESSORIES
ï Jack cover
Attach the jack cover when the optional speaker-microphone is not
used.
To attach the jack cover:
To detach the jack cover:
q Attach the jack cover to the q Unscrew the screws with a
[SP MIC] connector.
phillips screwdriver.
w Detach the jack cover for the
w Tighten the screws.
speaker-microphone connection.
q
w
q
w
w
q
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D Belt clip
1
To attach the belt clip:
q Release the battery pack if it is attached.
w Slide the belt clip in the direction of the arrow until the belt clip is
locked and makes a ‘click’ sound.
To detach the belt clip:
q Release the battery pack if it is attached.
w Pinch the clip (q), and slide the belt clip in the direction of the
arrow (w).
w
q
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PANEL DESCRIPTION
■ Front, top and side panels
q IC-F15S/F25S
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IC-F15/F25
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e
u
Speaker
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Microphone
q CHANNEL SW/SELECTOR
• IC-F15S/F25S: Toggle the channel switch to select the pre-programmed channel 1 or 2.
• IC-F15/F25 : Rotate the channel selector to select the preprogrammed memory channels.
w VOLUME CONTROL [VOL]
Rotate to turn the power ON/OFF and adjust the audio level.
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PANEL DESCRIPTION
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e LED INDICATOR (p. 8)
➥ Lights red while transmitting.
➥ Lights green while receiving a signal, or when the squelch is
open.
➥ Lights/blinks orange when the matched 2/5-tone code is received, according to the pre-programming.
r SPEAKER-MICROPHONE CONNECTOR [SP MIC]
Connects the optional speaker-microphone, earphone, etc.
2
[SP MIC] jack cover
NOTE: Attach the [SP MIC] jack
cover when the optional equipment is not used. (p. 4)
t DEALER-PROGRAMMABLE KEY [Lower]
The desired function can be assigned by your dealer. (p. 9)
y PTT SWITCH [PTT]
Push and hold to transmit; release to receive.
u DEALER-PROGRAMMABLE KEY [Upper]
The desired function can be assigned by your dealer. (p. 9)
i ANTENNA CONNECTOR
Connects the supplied antenna.
D Programmable key reference
Upper
Lower
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PANEL DESCRIPTION
‘ LED indicator
The LED indicator indicates several information as follows;
(Ref.; R=Red, G=Green, O=Orange)
• TX: Turns Red while transmitting a signal.
R
• RX: Turns Green while receiving a signal.
G
• Call LED (ON): When receiving a matched 2/5-tone.
O O
• Call LED (Blink): When receiving a matched 2/5-tone.
O
O
• Fast/Slow scan: Blinks while Fast/Slow scan is activated.
G
G
• Low BATT1: You should charge the battery. (blinks slowly)
G
G
• Low BATT2: You must charge the battery. (blinks fast)
G
G
G
G
• TX low BATT2: Low BATT2 was detected during TX mode.
R
R
R
R
• CH err: Non-programmed channel is selected.
R O R O R O R O R O R O R O R O
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PANEL DESCRIPTION
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‘ Programmable function keys
The following functions can be assigned to [Upper] and [Lower]
programmable function keys.
Consult your Icom dealer or system operator for details concerning
your transceivers programming.
If the programmable function names are bracketed in the following
explanations, the specific key used to activate the function depends
on programming.
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SCAN A KEY
➥ This key’s operation depends on the Power ON Scan setting.
When the power ON scan function is turned OFF;
Push to start and cancel scanning operation. In case of transmission during scan, cancels scanning.
When the power ON scan function is turned ON;
Push to pause scanning. Scanning resumes after passing a
specified time period. In case of transmission during scan,
pauses scanning. Scanning resumes after passing a specified
time period.
SCAN B KEY
Push to start and cancel scanning operation. In case of transmission during scan, pauses scanning. Scanning resumes after passing a specified time period.
PRIORITY CHANNEL KEYS
➥ Push to select the Priority A or Priority B channel.
➥ Push and hold [Prio A (Rewrite)] to rewrite the Prio A channel.
MR-CH 1/2/3/4 KEYS
Push to select a memory channels 1 to 4 directly.
NOTE: The memory channels 3 and 4 are available for ICF15S/F25S when [MR-CH 3] and [MR-CH 4] keys are assigned.
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PANEL DESCRIPTION
MONITOR KEY
➥ Mute and release the CTCSS (DTCS) or 2-tone squelch mute.
Open any squelch/deactivate any mute while pushing this key.
(LMR operation only)
➥ Activates one of (or two of) the following functions on each channel independently: (PMR operation only)
• Push and hold to un-mute the channel (audio is emitted; ‘Audible’
condition).
• Push to mute the channel (sets to ‘Inaudible’ only).
• Push to un-mute the channel (sets to ‘Audible’ only).
• Push after the communication is finished to send a ‘reset code’.
NOTE: The un-mute condition (‘Audible’ condition) may automatically return to the mute condition (‘Inaudible‘ condition)
after a specified period.
LOCK KEY
Push and hold to electronically lock all programmable keys except
the following:
[Call] (incl. Call A and Call B), [Moni(Audi)] and [Emergency] keys.
OUTPUT POWER SELECTION KEY
Select the transmit output power temporarily or permanently, depending on the pre-setting.
• Ask your dealer for the output power level for each selection.
TALK AROUND KEY
➥ Push to turn the talk around function OFF.
➥ Push and hold to turn the talk around function ON.
• The talk around function equalizes the transmit frequency to the receive frequency for transceiver-to-transceiver communication.
WIDE/NARROW KEY
➥ Push to select the IF bandwidth to wide.
• The wide passband width can be selected from 25.0 or 20.0 kHz
using the CS-F14 CLONING SOFTWARE (PMR operation only.) Ask
your dealer for details.
➥ Push and hold to select the IF bandwidth to narrow.
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PANEL DESCRIPTION
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DTMF AUTODIAL KEY
Push to transmit the programmed DTMF code.
CALL KEYS
Push to transmit a 2/5-tone code.
2
• Call transmission is necessary before you call another station depending on your signalling system.
• [Call A] and/or [Call B] keys may be available when your system employs selective ‘Individual/Group’ calls. Ask your dealer which call is
assigned to each key.
EMERGENCY KEYS
➥ Push and hold to transmit an emergency call.
➥ When [Emergency Single (Silent)] or [Emergency Repeat
(Silent)] is pushed, an emergency call is transmitted without a
beep emission.
• If you want to cancel the emergency call, push (or push and hold)
the key again before transmitting the call.
• The emergency call is transmitted one time only or repeatedly until
receiving a control code depending on the pre-setting.
VOICE SCRAMBLER FUNCTION KEYS
➥ Push to turn the voice scrambler function OFF.
➥ Push and hold to turn the voice scrambler function ON.
OPT OUT KEYS
➥ Push to inactivate the connected output signal level.
➥ Push and hold to activate the connected output signal level.
SIREN KEY
Push to emit a siren. This function can be used for situations other
than an emergency alert such as a security alarm for example.
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CONVENTIONAL OPERATION
■ Turning power ON
➥ Rotate [VOL] to turn power ON.
[VOL]
■ Channel selection
IC-F15S/F25S:
Toggle [CHANNEL SWITCH] to select
the channel 1 or 2, or, push one of [MRCH 1] to [MR-CH 4] key to select a channel directly.
• The memory channels 3 and 4 are available when [MR-CH 3] and [MR-CH 4]
keys are assigned.
[CHANNEL SWITCH]
IC-F15/F25:
Rotate [CHANNEL SELECTOR] to select the desired operating channel, in sequence; or, push one of [MR-CH 1] to
[MR-CH 4] key to select a channel directly.
[CHANNEL
SELECTOR]
AUTOMATIC SCAN TYPE:
Channel setting is not necessary for this type. When turning the
power ON, the transceiver automatically starts scanning. Scanning
stops when receiving a call.
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CONVENTIONAL OPERATION
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■ Call procedure
When your system employs tone signalling (excluding CTCSS and
DTCS), the call procedure may be necessary prior to voice transmission. The tone signalling employed may be a selective calling
system which allows you to call specific station(s) only and prevent
unwanted stations from contacting you.
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q Select the desired TX code channel or 2/5-tone code according
to your System Operator’s instructions.
• This may not be necessary depending on programming.
w Push the call key (assigned to one of the dealer programmable
keys.) (p. 11)
e After transmitting a 2/5-tone code, the remainder of your communication can be carried out in the normal fashion.
Selective calling
Non-selective calling
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CONVENTIONAL OPERATION
■ Receiving and transmitting
NOTE: Transmitting without an antenna may damage the transceiver. See p. 2 for antenna attachment.
Receiving:
q Rotate [VOL] to turn power ON.
w Toggle [CHANNEL SWITCH] (IC-F15S/F25S), rotate [CHANNEL SELECTOR] (IC-F15/F25) or push one of [MR-CH 1] to
[MR-CH 4] key to select a channel.
For IC-F15S/F25S:
The memory channels 3 and 4 are available when [MR-CH 3]
and [MR-CH 4] keys are assigned.
e When receiving a call, adjust the audio output level to a comfortable listening level.
Transmitting:
Wait for the channel to become clear to avoid interference.
q While pushing and holding [PTT], speak into the microphone at
a normal voice level.
• When a tone signalling system is used, the call procedure described on p. 13 may be necessary.
w Release [PTT] to return to receive.
IMPORTANT!: To maximize the readability of your signal;
1. Pause briefly after pushing [PTT].
2. Hold the microphone 5 to 10 cm from your mouth, then speak
into the microphone at a normal voice level.
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CONVENTIONAL OPERATION
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D Transmitting notes
• Transmit inhibit function
The transceiver has several inhibit functions which restrict transmission under the following conditions:
- The channel is in mute condition.
- Channel is busy.
- Un-matched (or matched) CTCSS is received.
- The selected channel is a ‘receive only’ channel.
• Time-out timer
After continuous transmission for the pre-programmed time period,
the time-out timer activates, and causes the transceiver to stop
transmitting.
• Penalty timer
Once the time-out timer activates, transmission is further inhibited
for a period determined by the penalty timer.
• PTTID call
The transceiver sends the ID code (5-tone, DTMF or digital ANI)
automatically when [PTT] is pushed (beginning of transmission)
and released (end of transmission) depends on the setting.
3
D DTMF transmission
If the transceiver has [DTMF Autodial] assigned to it, the automatic
DTMF transmission function is available.
➥ Push [DTMF Autodial] to transmit the DTMF code.
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CONVENTIONAL OPERATION
■ Scrambler function
The optional voice scrambler units UT-109 (#01) and UT-110 (#01)
provide high performance private communication between stations
with the same scrambler codes.
➥ Push and hold [Scrambler] to turn the scrambler function ON.
➥ Push [Scrambler] to turn the scrambler function OFF.
■ Setting the squelch level
The squelch circuit mutes the received audio signal depending on
the signal strength.
q While pushing [PTT] and [Lower],
rotate [VOL] to turn the power ON
to enter the squelch level adjustment mode.
w Push [Upper] to increase the [Upper]
squelch level (tight squelch) or
[PTT]
[Lower] to decrease the squelch
level (loose squelch).
[Lower]
e Rotate [VOL] to turn the power
OFF to fix the squelch level.
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■ Man Down Emergency Call
The man down emergency call function transmits an emergency
call automatically, after the transceiver laying down in a horizontal
position for a pre-set time period. (The optional UT-113 MAN DOWN
UNIT is required.)
3
After the emergency call, the transceiver performs transmission and
reception alternately with the following conditions:
- Transmits the microphone signals.
- Receives the signal and emits audio.
When the emergency cancel code is received, the function is cancelled.
IMPORTANT!: Set an emergency channel individually, to provide
certain emergency call operation is recommended.
■ Emergency Call
The emergency call can be performed using the [Emergency Single] or [Emergency Repeat] key (p. 11). The transceiver will send
an 5-tone, DTMF or MDC 1200 emergency command one time only
or repeatedly until receiving the control code.
The emergency call can be transmitted without a beep emission
and LCD indication change when the [Emergency Single (Silent)]
or [Emergency Repeat (Silent)] (p. 11) key is pushed.
The emergency transmission is performed on the emergency channel, however, when no emergency channel is specified, the signal is
transmitted on the previously selected channel.
Ask your dealer for details.
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OPTIONAL UNIT INSTALLATION
■ Optional unit installation
Install the optional unit as follows:
q Rotate [VOL] to turn the power OFF, and remove the battery
pack. (p. 3)
w Remove the unit cover.
NOTE: Use a flat head screw driver or a similar flat instrument, and insert into the hollow of the chassis, then lift and
take away the unit cover. (The removed cover cannot be used
again.)
e Install the unit as shown below.
*This illustration is
described with the
UT-110.
r Replace the unit cover and the battery pack, then rotate [VOL] to
turn the power ON.
NOTE: The optional UT-109/UT-110 SCRAMBLER UNITS requires
some PC board modifications. Please refer to the additional installation as at right.
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OPTIONAL UNIT INSTALLATION
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■ Scrambler unit installation
The following PC board modification is required when installing the
optional UT-109 or UT-110.
q Rotate [VOL] to turn the power OFF, and remove the battery
pack. (p. 3)
w Remove the unit cover as shown at left (Optional unit installation.)
e Cut the pattern on the PCB at the TX mic circuit (MIC) and RX
AF circuit (DISC) as shown below.
r Install the scrambler unit as shown at left (Optional unit installation.)
t Replace the unit cover and the battery pack, then rotate [VOL] to
turn the power ON.
4
NOTE: When uninstalling the
scrambler unit
Be sure to re-solder the disconnected points at left, otherwise no
TX modulation or AF output is
available.
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BATTERY CHARGING
■ Caution
Misuse of Lithium-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
performance.
R DANGER! Use and charge only specified Icom battery packs
with Icom radios or Icom charger. Only Icom battery packs are
tested and approved for use and charge with Icom radios or Icom
charger. Using third-party or counterfeit battery packs or charger
may cause smoke, fire, or cause the battery to burst.
D Battery caution
R DANGER! DO NOT hammer 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.
R DANGER! NEVER use or leave battery packs in areas with temperatures above +60˚C. High temperature buildup in the battery,
such as could occur near fires or stoves, inside a sun heated car, or
in direct sunlight may cause the battery to rupture or catch fire. Excessive temperatures may also degrade battery performance or
shorten battery life.
R DANGER! DO NOT 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. The battery is not
waterproof.
R DANGER! NEVER incinerate used battery packs since internal
battery gas may cause them to rupture, or may cause an explosion.
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BATTERY CHARGING
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R DANGER! NEVER solder the battery terminals or NEVER modify the battery pack. This may cause heat generation, and the battery may rupture, emit smoke or catch fire.
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3
R DANGER! Use the battery only with the transceiver for which it
is specified. Never use a battery with any other equipment, or for
any purpose that is not specified in this instruction manual.
4
R DANGER! If fluid from inside the battery gets in your eyes, blindness can result. Rinse your eyes with clean water, without rubbing
them, and see a doctor immediately.
6
WARNING! Immediately stop using 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.
WARNING! Immediately wash, using clean water, any part of the
body that comes into contact with fluid from inside the battery.
WARNING! NEVER put the battery in a microwave oven, highpressure container, or in an induction heating cooker. This could
cause a fire, overheating, or cause the battery to rupture.
CAUTION! Always use the battery within the specified temperature
range for the transceiver (–25˚C to +55˚C) and the battery itself
(–20˚C to +60˚C). Using the battery out of its specified temperature
range will reduce the battery’s performance and battery life. Please
note that the specified temperature range of the battery may exceed that of the transceiver. In such cases, the transceiver may not
work properly because it is out of its operating temperature range.
CAUTION! Shorter battery life could occur if the battery is left fully
charged, completely discharged, or in an excessive temperature
environment (above +50˚C) for an extended period of time. If the
battery must be left unused for a long time, it must be detached
from the radio after discharging. You may use the battery until the
remaining capacity is about half, then keep it safely in a cool dry
place with the temperature between –20˚C to +20˚C.
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BATTERY CHARGING
D Charging caution
R DANGER! NEVER charge the battery pack in areas with extremely high temperatures, such as near fires or stoves, inside a
sun heated car, or in direct sunlight. In such environments, the
safety/protection circuit in the battery will activate, causing the battery to stop charging.
WARNING! DO NOT charge or leave the battery in the battery
charger beyond the specified time for charging. If the battery is not
completely charged by the specified time, stop charging and remove the battery from the battery charger. Continuing to charge the
battery beyond the specified time limit may cause a fire, overheating, or the battery may rupture.
WARNING! 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 specified
temperature range: BC-160 and BC-171 (0˚C to +40˚C). Icom recommends charging the battery at +20˚C. The battery may heat up
or rupture if charged out of the specified temperature range. Additionally, battery performance or battery life may be reduced.
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BATTERY CHARGING
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■ Optional battery chargers
1
D Rapid charging with the BC-160
2
The optional BC-160 provides rapid charging of the Li-Ion battery
pack. Charging period: Approx. 3 hours (with BP-232N)
3
4
The following items are additionally required:
• An AC adapter (may be supplied depending on version) or the DC
power cable (OPC-515L/CP-17L) is additionally required.
Battery pack
AC adapter
(Not supplied with
some versions.)
Transceiver
Turn power OFF
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
Optional OPC-515L
(for 13.8 V power
source) or CP-17L
(for 12 V cigarette
lighter socket) can
be used instead of
the AC adapter.
12
13
14
15
16
IMPORTANT!:
Ensure the guide lobs
on the battery pack are
correctly aligned with
the guide rails inside
the charger adapter.
Lobs
17
18
19
b
c
-1
6
0
20
Guide rail
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BATTERY CHARGING
D Regular charging with the BC-171
The optional BC-171 provides regular charging of the Li-Ion battery
pack. Charging period: Approx. 10 hours (with BP-232N)
The following items are additionally required:
• An AC adapter (may be supplied depending on version) or the DC
power cable (OPC-515L/CP-17L) is additionally required.
AC adapter
(Not supplied with
some versions.)
Battery pack
Transceiver
Turn power OFF
Optional OPC-515L
(for 13.8 V power
source) or CP-17L
(for 12 V cigarette
lighter socket) can
be used instead of
the AC adapter.
IMPORTANT!:
Ensure the guide lobs
on the battery pack are
correctly aligned with
the guide rails inside
the charger adapter.
Guide rail
24
Lobs
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BATTERY CHARGING
5
ï AD-106 installation
1
The AD-106 CHARGER ADAPTER must be installed into the BC-119N
or BC-121N before battery charging.
2
➥ Connect the AD-106 CHARGER ADAPTER and the BC-119N/BC121N as below, then install the AD-106 into the holder space of
the BC-119N or BC-121N with the supplied screws.
AD-106
Connectors
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
Plugs
10
11
12
13
Screws supplied
with the charger
adapter
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15
16
17
18
19
20
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BATTERY CHARGING
D Rapid charging with the BC-119N+AD-106
The optional BC-119N provides rapid charging of the Li-Ion battery
pack. Charging period: Approx. 3 hours (with BP-232N)
The following items are additionally required:
• An AD-106 CHARGER ADAPTER
• An AC adapter (may be supplied with BC-119N depending on version)
or the DC power cable (OPC-515L/CP-17L).
Transceiver
Turn power OFF
Battery pack
AC adapter
(Not supplied with
some versions.)
AD-106 charger
adapter is installed in BC-119N.
Optional OPC-515L
(for 13.8 V power
source) or CP-17L
(for 12 V cigarette
lighter socket) can
be used instead of
the AC adapter.
IMPORTANT!:
Ensure the guide
lobs on the battery
pack are correctly
aligned with the
guide rails inside
the charger adapter.
Guide rails
26
Lobs
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BATTERY CHARGING
5
D Rapid charging with the BC-121N+AD-106
1
The optional BC-121N allows up to 6 battery packs to be charged
simultaneously. Charging period: Approx. 3 hours (with BP-232N)
2
3
The following items are additionally required.
4
• Six AD-106 CHARGER ADAPTER
• An AC adapter (BC-157) or the DC power cable (OPC-656)
5
Transceiver
Turn power OFF
Battery pack
6
7
AD-106 charger
adapters are installed
in each slot.
AC adapter
(Purchased
separately)
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
DC power cable
(OPC-656)
(Connect with the
DC power supply;
13.8 V/at least 7 A)
IMPORTANT!:
Ensure the guide
lobs on the battery pack are
correctly aligned
with the guide
rails inside the
charger adapter.
17
Lobs
18
19
20
Guide rails
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BATTERY CASE
■ Optional battery case (BP-240)
When using the optional battery case, install 6 × AAA (LR03) size
alkaline batteries as illustrated at right.
q Unhook the battery cover release hook (q), and open the cover
in the direction of the arrow (w). (Fig.1)
w Then, install 6 × AAA (LR03) size alkaline batteries. (Fig.2)
• Install the alkaline batteries only.
• Be sure to observe the correct polarity.
• Do not pin the ribbon under the batteries.
e Fit the cover in the direction of the arrow (e), then close (r).
Hook the battery cover release hook until it makes a ‘click’ sound
(t). (Fig.3)
CAUTION:
• When installing batteries, make sure they are all the same
brand, type and capacity. Also, do not mix new and old batteries together.
• Keep battery contacts clean. It’s a good idea to clean battery
terminals once a week.
• Never incinerate used battery cells since internal battery gas
may cause them to rupture.
• Never expose a detached battery case to water. If the battery
case gets wet, be sure to wipe it dry before using it.
NOTE: When the optional battery case is attached, the battery
type must be selected to “Alkaline battery operation” when turning the transceiver ON. Ask your dealer for details.
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BATTERY CASE
6
1
Fig.1
2
w
BP-240
3
4
5
q
6
7
Fig.2
8
9
10
11
12
13
e
Fig.3
14
15
r
16
t
17
18
19
20
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SWIVEL BELT CLIP
■ MB-93 contents
Qty.
q Belt clip …………………………………………………………… 1
w Base clip …………………………………………………………… 1
q
w
■ To attach
q Release the battery pack if it is attached. (p. 3)
w Slide the base clip in the direction of the arrow until the base clip
is locked and makes a ‘click’ sound.
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SWIVEL BELT CLIP
7
e Clip the belt clip to a part of your belt. And insert the transceiver
into the belt clip until the base clip inserted fully into the groove.
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
r Once the transceiver is locked in place, it swivels as illustrated
below.
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
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SWIVEL BELT CLIP
■ To detach
q Turn the transceiver upside down in the direction of the arrow
and pull out from the belt clip.
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SWIVEL BELT CLIP
7
1
w Release the battery pack if it is attached. (p. 3)
e Pinch the clip (q), and slide the base clip in the direction of the
arrow (w).
2
3
4
q
5
w
6
7
8
9
10
CAUTION:
HOLD THE TRANSCEIVER TIGHTLY, WHEN HANGING OR
DETACHING THE TRANSCEIVER FROM THE BELT CLIP.
Otherwise the transceiver may not be attached to the holder or
swivel properly if the transceiver is accidentally dropped and the
base clip is scratched or damaged.
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
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OPTIONS
D BATTERY PACK
Battery pack
Voltage
Capacity
Battery life*1
BP-230N
7.4 V
980 mAh
9 hrs.
BP-232N
7.4 V
2000 mAh
18 hrs.
BP-240
Battery case for AAA
(LR03) × 6 alkaline
—*2
*1 When the power save function is turned ON, and the operating
periods are calculated under the following conditions;
TX : RX : standby = 5 : 5 : 90
*2 Operating period depends on the alkaline cells used.
D CHARGERS
• BC-119N DESKTOP CHARGER + AD-106 CHARGER ADAPTER
+ BC-145 AC ADAPTER
For rapid charging of battery packs. An AC adapter is supplied
with the charger depending on versions. Charging time: approx. 3
hours when BP-232N is attached.
• BC-121N MULTI-CHARGER + AD-106 CHARGER ADAPTER (6 pcs.)
+ BC-157 AC ADAPTER
For rapid charging of up to 6 battery packs (six AD-106’s are required) simultaneously. An AC adapter should be purchased separately. Charging time: approx. 3 hours when BP-232N is attached.
• BC-160 DESKTOP CHARGER + BC-145 AC ADAPTER
For rapid charging of battery packs. An AC adapter is supplied
with the charger depending on versions. Charging time: approx. 3
hours when BP-232N is attached.
• BC-171 DESKTOP CHARGER + BC-147 AC ADAPTER
For regular charging of battery packs. We recommend that the
BP-230N charging. An AC adapter is supplied with the charger depending on versions.
Charging time: Approx. 10 hours when BP-232N is attached.
Approx. 4 hours when BP-230N is attached.
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OPTIONS
8
D OPTIONAL UNITS
• UT-108 DTMF DECODER UNIT
Provides pager and code squelch capabilities.
• UT-109 (#01)/UT-110 (#01) SCRAMBLER UNITS
Non-rolling type (UT-109)/Rolling type (UT-110) voice scrambler
unit provides higher communication security.
• UT-124 MAN DOWN UNIT
Provides a measure of safety when working in a hazardous environment, etc.
D BELT CLIPS
• MB-93 SWIVEL BELT CLIP
• MB-94 BELT CLIP
Exclusive alligator-type belt clip. The same as supplied with the
transceiver.
• MB-96N/96F LEATHER BELT HANGER
D DC CABLES
• CP-17L CIGARETTE LIGHTER CABLE
Allows charging of the battery pack through a 12 V cigarette
lighter socket. (For BC-119N)
• OPC-515L/OPC-656 DC POWER CABLES
Allows charging of the battery pack using a 13.8 V power source
instead of the AC adapter.
OPC-515L: For BC-119N
OPC-656 : For BC-121N
D OTHER OPTIONS
• SP-13 EARPHONE
Provides clear receive audio in noisy environment.
• HM-153L EARPHONE-MICROPHONE
• HM-131L/158L/159L SPEAKER-MICROPHONE
Combination speaker-microphone that provides convenient operation while hanging the transceiver from your belt.
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
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OPTIONS
• HS-94/HS-95/HS-97 HEADSET + VS-1L VOX/PTT CASE
HS-94: Ear hook type
HS-95: Neck-arm type
HS-97: Throat microphone
VS-1L: VOX/PTT switch box for hands-free operation, etc.
• FA-SC73US/FA-SC56VS/FA-SC57VS STUBBY ANTENNAS
FA-SC73US: 450–490 MHz
FA-SC56VS: 150–162 MHz
FA-SC57VS: 160–174 MHz
• FA-SC01U/FA-SC25U/FA-SC57U/FA-SC72U/FA-SC25V/
FA-SC55V ANTENNAS
FA-SC01U: 350–400 MHz
FA-SC25U: 400–430 MHz
FA-SC57U: 430–470 MHz
FA-SC72U: 470–520 MHz
FA-SC25V: 136–155 MHz
FA-SC55V: 146–174 MHz
• FA-SC61VC/FA-SC61UC CUT ANTENNAS
FA-SC61VC: 136–174 MHz
FA-SC61UC: 380–520 MHz
Some options may not be available in some countries. Please ask your
dealer for details.
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OPTIONS
8
ï About VS-1L VOX/PTT CASE
1
The VS-1L is a VOX/PTT unit for Icom handheld transceivers, and
allows you hands-free operation.
An optional headset (HS-94, etc.) is additionally required for operation.
• The VOX (voice operated transmission) function starts transmission
without pushing PTT switch when you speak into the microphone;
then, automatically returns to receive when you stop speaking.
Features
➥ Straight type head SP/MIC plug equipped
➥ Water resistant construction
➥ Durable construction
➥ Equipped with a PTT switch and revolving clip.
MIC/VOX gain adjustment
1 Remove the water protection cover on the right side of the VS-1L.
2 Adjust the MIC/VOX gain with a thin screw driver. Clockwise rotation increases the MIC/VOX gain.
3 Return the protective cover back to the MIC/VOX gain adjustment
hole.
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
Adjusting pot
VS-1L
15
PTT switch
16
Water protection cover
17
VOX
18
PTT
19
20
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DOC
CE versions of the IC-F15/S and IC-F25/S which
display the “CE” symbol on the serial number seal,
comply with the essential requirements of the European Radio and Telecommunication Terminal Directive 1999/5/EC.
DECLARATION
OF CONFORMITY
We Icom Inc. Japan
1-1-32, Kamiminami, Hirano-ku
Osaka 547-0003, Japan
Declare on our sole responsibility that this equipment complies with the
essential requirements of the Radio and Telecommunications Terminal
Equipment Directive, 1999/5/EC, and that any applicable Essential Test
Suite measurements have been performed.
Kind of equipment:
VHF TRANSCEIVER
Type-designation:
iC- f15/s
136 174 MHz 12.5 kHz/20 kHz/25 kHz
0168
Düsseldorf 30th June 2004
Place and date of issue
Authorized representative name
Version (where applicable):
This compliance is based on conformity with the following harmonised
standards, specifications or documents:
i)
ii)
iii)
iv)
v)
vi)
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EN 301 489-1 v1.3.1 (Sept 2001)
EN 301 489-5 (August 2000)
EN 60950 (August 1992+A11)
EN 300 086-2 (March 2001)
EN 300 219-2 (March 2001)
EN 300 113-2 (March 2001)
Signature
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DOC
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This warning symbol indicates that this equipment operates in non-harmonised frequency bands and/or may
be subject to licensing conditions in the country of use.
Be sure to check that you have the correct version of
this radio or the correct programming of this radio, to
comply with national licensing requirement.
DECLARATION
OF CONFORMITY
We Icom Inc. Japan
1-1-32, Kamiminami, Hirano-ku
Osaka 547-0003, Japan
Declare on our sole responsibility that this equipment complies with the
essential requirements of the Radio and Telecommunications Terminal
Equipment Directive, 1999/5/EC, and that any applicable Essential Test
Suite measurements have been performed.
Kind of equipment:
UHF TRANSCEIVER
Type-designation:
iC- f25/s
400–470 MHz 12.5 kHz/20 kHz/25 kHz
0168
Düsseldorf 30th July 2004
Place and date of issue
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4
5
6
7
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10
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Version (where applicable):
EN 301 489-1 v1.3.1 (Sept 2001)
EN 301 489-5 (August 2000)
EN 60950 (August 1992+A11)
EN 300 086-2 (March 2001)
EN 300 219-2 (March 2001)
EN 300 113-2 (March 2001)
2
Authorized representative name
This compliance is based on conformity with the following harmonised
standards, specifications or documents:
i)
ii)
iii)
iv)
v)
vi)
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Signature
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