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
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 2 to 4 in
(5 to 10 cm) away from the lips and the transceiver is vertical.
KEEP the transceiver at least 3.3 ft (1 m) away from the
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
battery pack are dry before attachment. Exposing the inside
of the transceiver to water will result in serious damage to the
transceiver.
cohol when cleaning, as they may damage the transceiver
surfaces.
RWARNING! NEVER
ship’s navigation compass.
DO NOT use or place the transceiver in areas with temperatures below –4°F (–20°C) or above +140°F (+60°C) or, in
areas subject to direct sunlight, such as the dashboard.
BE CAREFUL! The transceiver rear panel will become
hot when operating continuously for long periods.
NEVER allow children to touch the transceiver.
NEVER charge battery packs except in the methods dei
scribed in this manual.
After exposure to saltwater, clean the transceiver thoroughly
with fresh water to avoid corrosion.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
IMPORTANT ........................................................................ i
CAUTIONS .......................................................................... i
TABLE OF CONTENTS ..................................................... ii
1
2
3
PANEL DESCRIPTION ............................................. 1–3
■ Front panel ................................................................. 1
■ Top and side panels ................................................... 2
■ Function display ......................................................... 3
BASIC OPERATION ................................................. 4–9
■ Operating rules .......................................................... 4
■ Channel selection ...................................................... 5
■ Lock function .............................................................. 6
■ Adjusting the squelch level ........................................ 6
■ Receiving and transmitting ........................................ 7
■ Optional voice scrambler operation ........................... 8
■ Call channel programming ......................................... 9
■ Automatic backlighting ............................................... 9
DUALWATCH/TRI-WATCH ......................................... 10
■ Description ............................................................... 10
■ Operation ................................................................. 10
4
SCAN OPERATION .............................................. 11–12
■ Scan types ............................................................... 11
■ Setting tag channels ................................................ 12
■ Starting a scan ......................................................... 12
5
SET MODE ........................................................... 13–14
■ SET mode programming .......................................... 13
■ SET mode items ...................................................... 13
6
BATTERY CHARGING ......................................... 15–16
■ Battery cautions ....................................................... 15
■ Battery charging ...................................................... 15
7
UNPACKING AND ACCESSORY ATTACHMENT ..... 17
8
TROUBLESHOOTING ................................................ 18
9
CHANNEL LIST .......................................................... 19
10 SPECIFICATIONS AND OPTIONS ............................ 20
■ Specifications ........................................................... 20
■ Options .................................................................... 20
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PANEL DESCRIPTION
■ Front panel
FUNCTION DISPLAY (p. 3)
CHANNEL 16 SWITCH [16•9]
• Selects channel 16 when pushed. (p. 5)
• Selects the call channel when pushed for
1 sec. (p. 5)
• Enters call channel write mode when the
call channel is selected and this switch is
pushed for 3 sec. (p. 9)
CHANNEL/WEATHER CHANNEL
SWITCH [CH/WX•U/I/C]
• Selects and toggles the regular channels
and weather channel when pushed momentarily. (pgs. 5, 6)
• Selects one of 3 regular channels in sequence when pushed for 1 sec. (p. 5)
- International, U.S.A. and Canadian channels
are available for regular channels.
1
DUALWATCH/TRI-WATCH SWITCH
[DW•TRI] (p. 10)
• Starts dualwatch when pushed momentarily.
• Starts tri-watch when pushed for 1 sec.
• Stops dualwatch/tri-watch when either is activated.
SCAN SWITCH [SCN•SCRM]
• Starts and stops normal or priority scan
when tag channels are programmed. (p. 12)
• Activates an optional voice scrambler function when pushed for 1 sec. (p. 8)
TAG SWITCH [TAG•ALL CLR]
• Sets the displayed channel as a tag
(scanned) channel when pushed. (p. 12)
• Clears all tag channels in the selected regular channel when pushed for 3 sec. (p. 12)
TRANSMIT POWER/LOCK SWITCH
[H/L•LOCK]
• Toggles high power and low power (1 W)
when pushed. (p. 7)
• 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)
PANEL DESCRIPTION
1
■ Top and side panels
SQUELCH/MONITOR SWITCH [SQL]
• Opens the squelch and monitors the operating channel while being pushed.
• Sets the squelch level with the channel
selector. (p. 6)
PTT SWITCH [PTT]
Push and hold to transmit; release to receive. (p. 7)
BATTERY PACK RELEASE BUTTON
To remove the battery pack:
Push and hold the battery release button
downwards, then open the battery pack as
shown below.
ANTENNA CONNECTOR (p. 17)
Connects the supplied antenna.
VOLUME CONTROL [OFF/VOL]
Turns power ON and adjusts the audio
level. (p. 7)
CHANNEL SELECTOR [CH]
• Sets an operating channel during normal
operation. (pgs. 5, 6)
• Sets a squelch threshold level while
pushing [SQL]. (p. 6)
• Checks tag channels or changes scanning direction during scan. (p. 12)
• Selects the set mode contents in SET
mode. (pgs. 13, 14)
• Selects the optional scrambler code
when [SCN•SCRM] 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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PANEL DESCRIPTION
■ Function display
LOW BATTERY INDICATOR (p. 15)
Blinks when the battery voltage drops to
approx. 6 V or below. The attached battery
pack requires charging in this case.
LOW POWER INDICATOR (p. 7)
• Appears when low power is selected.
• Blinks when extra low power is selected.
WEATHER ALERT INDICATOR (p. 14)
Appears while the weather alert function is
activated; blinks when alert tone is received.
CALL CHANNEL INDICATOR (p. 5)
Appears when a call channel is selected.
LOCK INDICATOR (p. 6)
Appears while the lock function is activated.
BUSY INDICATOR (p. 7)
Appears when receiving a signal or when
the squelch opens.
SCAN INDICATOR (pgs. 12, 14)
Blinks while scanning; appears when the
auto scan function is in standby.
TRANSMIT INDICATOR (p. 7)
Appears while transmitting.
TAG CHANNEL INDICATOR (p. 12)
Appears when a tag channel is selected.
CHANNEL INDICATORS (pgs. 5, 6)
Indicate whether a U.S.A., international,
Canadian or weather channel is selected.
CHANNEL NUMBER READOUT
• Indicates the selected operating channel
number. (pgs. 5, 6)
• In SET mode, indicates the selected condition. (pgs. 13, 14)
3
TX BUSY
TAG
WX
USA
INT
CAN
CALL LOW BATT
ALT SCAN
DUAL TRI
DUP SCRM
DUALWATCH/TRI-WATCH INDICATORS
“DUAL” appears during dualwatch; “TRI” appears during tri-watch. (p. 10)
SCRAMBLER INDICATOR (p. 8)
Appears when the optional voice scrambler
is activated.
DUPLEX INDICATOR
Appears when a duplex channel is selected.
SCRAMBLE CODE READOUT (p. 8)
Shows the scrambler code while setting.
BASIC OPERATION
2
■ Operating rules
• PRIORITIES
1 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.
2 You must monitor channel 16 when you are not operating
on another channel.
3 False or fraudulent distress signals are prohibited and punishable by law.
• PRIVACY
1 Information overheard but not intended for you cannot lawfully be used in any way.
Inquire through your dealer or the appropriate government
agency for a Ship-Radiotelephone license application. This
government-issued license states the call sign which is your
craft’s identification for radio purposes.
(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.
The Restricted Radiotelephone Operator Permit must be
posted or kept with the operator. Only a licensed radio operator may operate a transceiver.
2 Indecent or profane language is prohibited.
However, non-licensed individuals may talk over a transceiver
if a licensed operator starts, supervises, ends the call and
makes the necessary log entries.
• RADIO LICENSES
Keep a copy of the current government rules and regulations
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
■ Channel selection
D U.S.A., Canadian and international channels
D Channel 16
Channel 16 is the distress channel. It is used for establishing
initial contact with another station and for emergency communications. Channel 16 is monitored during dualwatch/
tri-watch. While standing by you are required to monitor channel 16.
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Push
There are 61 U.S.A., 57 Canadian and 57 international channels. These channel groups may be specified for the operating area.
1 Push [CH/WX] to select a regular channel.
- If a weather channel appears, push [CH/WX] again.
2 Rotate the channel selector to select a channel.
- “DUP” appears for duplex channels.
3 To change the channel group, push [CH/WX•U/I/C] for 1
sec.
16
USA
- 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
group has separate call channels. In addition, each call channel is monitored during tri-watch. The call channels can be
programmed (p. 9) and are used to store your most oftenused channels in each channel group for quick recall.
• Push [16•9] for 1 sec. to select
the call channel of the selected
channel group.
- “CALL” and call channel number
appear.
- Each channel group may have an
independent call channel after
changing a call channel.
5
USA
Push for 1 sec.
U.S.A. channels
U/I/C
U/I/C
CH/WX
CH/WX
CALL
TAG
TAG
USA
U/I/C
DUP
INT
CH/WX
CAN
International channels
Canadian channels
BASIC OPERATION
D Weather channels
There are 10 weather channels. Used for monitoring weather
channels from the NOAA (National Oceanographic and
Atmospheric Administration) broadcasts.
The IC-M1 can detect a weather alert tone on the selected
weather channel while receiving the channel, during standby
on a regular channel or while scanning. See the “SET mode
items” on p. 14.
2
■ Adjusting the squelch level
The IC-M1 has a squelch even
though there is no control knob for
it. In order to receive signals properly, as well as for scan to function, the squelch must be
adjusted to a suitable level.
Level 4: Max. squelch level
1 While pushing [SQL], rotate the channel selector.
• Push [CH/WX] once or twice to select weather channels.
■ Lock function
- 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.
2 Release [SQL] when the desired squelch level is indicated
in the function display.
This function electronically locks all keys and switches to prevent accidental frequency changes and function access.
• Push [H/L•LOCK] for 1 sec. to turn the lock function ON and
OFF.
NOTE: The squelch level 1 is designed for receiving weak
signals so that the squelch delays to close. If you want to
cut the squelch noise, set the level to 2 or more.
- Only [PTT], [H/L] and [SQL] are functional.
Appears when the
lock function is in use.
USA
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2
BASIC OPERATION
■ Receiving and transmitting
CAUTION: Transmitting without an antenna may damage the transceiver.
1 Rotate [OFF/VOL] clockwise to turn power ON, then set to
the 10 o’clock position.
- Use the squelch function to mute any audio noise if necessary.
Refer to the previous page for details.
IMPORTANT: To maximize the readability of your transmitted signal, pause a few sec. after pushing [PTT], hold
the microphone 4 to 6 inches (10 to 15 cm) from your
mouth and speak at a normal voice level.
NOTE: The transceiver has power save function to conserve the battery power and cannot be turned OFF. The
power save function activates automatically when no signal 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.
- Use the optional voice scrambler function for privacy. (p. 8)
1 Set volume
3 Push [H/L] to select the output power if necessary.
- “LOW” appears when low power is selected.
- Choose low power to conserve battery power, choose high
power for longer distance communications.
- Some channels are for low power only.
- An extra low power is available for short distance communications. Push [H/L] while pushing [SQL] in such case.
4 Push and hold [PTT] to transmit, then speak into the microphone.
- TX appears.
- Channel 70 cannot be used for transmission (for GMDSS use).
Push to
transmit
4
2 Set channel
5
Release to
receive
3 Set output power
5 Release [PTT] to receive.
4 Speak into
microphone
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BASIC OPERATION
2
■ Optional voice scrambler operation
D Activating the scrambler
D Programming scramble codes
The optional voice scrambler provides private communications. In order to receive or send scrambled transmissions you
must first activate the scrambler function. To activate the function, an optional UT-98 is necessary. Ask your dealer for details.
There are 128 codes (00 to 127) available for programming.
In order to understand one another, all transceivers in your
group must have the same scramble code.
1 Select an operating channel
except channel 16 or weather
channels.
2 Push [SCN•SCRM] for 1 sec.
1 Select an operating channel except channel 16 or weather
channels.
2 Make sure the scramble function is OFF, then push and
hold [SCN•SCRM] until step 4.
- “SCRM” appears.
SCRM
USA
3 While continuing to push [SCN•SCRM], rotate the channel
selector to select the desired scramble code.
- “SCRM” appears.
- The first click when rotating the channel selector shows the currently selected code.
3 To turn the scrambler function
OFF, repeat step 2.
4 Release [SCN•SCRM].
- “SCRM” disappears.
- The scramble code disappears from the function display but remains in effect while the scramble function is activated.
[Example]: Programming scramble code 127.
Push and hold
After “SCRM”
appears,
rotate:
M
SCR
SCN
USA
Voice scrambler OFF
USA
SCRM
Voice scrambler activated
USA
[CH]
SCRM
Set desired scramble code here
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2
BASIC OPERATION
■ Call channel programming
The call channel key is used to select channel 9, however,
you can program your most often-used channels in each
channel group for quick recall.
1 Push [CH/WX•U/I/C] for 1 sec.
several times to select the desired channel group (USA, INT,
CAN) to be programmed.
2 Push [16•9] for 1 sec. to select
the call channel of the selected
channel group.
- “CALL” and call channel number
appear.
3 Push [16•9] again for 3 sec.
(until long beep changes to 2
short beeps) to enter call channel programming condition.
- Call channel number and channel
group to be programmed flashes.
9
4 Rotate the channel selector to
select the desired channel.
CALL
TAG
USA
TAG
5 Push [16•9] to program the displayed channel as the call
channel.
USA
CALL
- The call channel number and
channel group stop flashing.
CALL
TAG
USA
TAG
USA
■ Automatic backlighting
CALL
TAG
This function is convenient for nighttime operation. The automatic backlighting can be activated in SET mode. (p. 13)
USA
• Push any key except for [PTT] to turn the backlighting ON.
- The backlighting is automatically turned OFF 5 sec. after operation.
- Push [SQL] to turn the backlighting ON without changing the operating condition.
DUALWATCH/TRI-WATCH
3
■ Description
■ Operation
Dualwatch monitors channel 16 while you are receiving another channel; tri-watch monitors channel 16 and the call
channel while receiving another channel.
1 Select the desired operating channel.
2 Push [DW•TRI] momentarily to start dualwatch; push
[DW•TRI] 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.
- Tri-watch becomes dualwatch when receiving a signal on the call
channel.
DUALWATCH/TRI-WATCH SIMULATION
Call channel
3 To cancel dualwatch/tri-watch, push [DW•TRI] again.
[Example]: Operating tri-watch on INT channel 07.
Push for 1 sec.
TRI
DW
Tri-watch starts.
TAG
TRI
DUP
INT
BUSY
Dualwatch
Tri-watch
CALL
TAG
TRI
Signal is received
on call channel.
INT
• If a signal is received on channel 16, dualwatch/tri-watch pauses
on channel 16 until the signal disappears.
• If a signal is received on the call channel during tri-watch, triwatch becomes dualwatch until the signal disappears.
• To transmit on the selected channel during dualwatch/tri-watch,
push and hold [PTT].
• If no signal is received, the transceiver enters the power saving
condition for 0.5 sec. after checking the operating channel every
cycle.
BUSY
TRI
Signal received on
channel 16 takes
priority.
TRI
Tri-watch resumes
after the signal
disappears.
TAG
DUP
INT
TAG
DUP
INT
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SCAN OPERATION
■ Scan types
Scanning is an efficient way to locate signals quickly over a
wide frequency range. The transceiver has priority scan and
normal scan.
In addition, weather alert and automatic scan start function is
available for standby convenience. (p. 14)
PRIORITY SCAN
NOTE: Choose priority or normal scan in SET mode.
(p. 14)
NORMAL SCAN
CH 01
WX*
CH 01
CH 02
CH 16
CH 05
CH 03
CH 04
* Previously selected weather channel when
weather alert function is ON.
Priority scan searches through all tag channels in sequence
while monitoring channel 16. When a signal is detected on
channel 16, scan pauses until the signal disappears; when
a signal is detected on a channel other than channel 16,
scan becomes dualwatch until the signal disappears.
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Set the tag channels (scanned channel) before scanning.
Clear the tag channels which inconveniently stop scanning,
such as digital communication use.
CH 02
WX*
CH 03
CH 05
CH 04
* Previously selected weather channel when
weather alert function is ON.
Normal scan, like priority scan, searches through all tag
channels in sequence. However, unlike priority scan, channel 16 is not checked unless channel 16 is set as a tag
channel.
SCAN OPERATION
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■ Setting tag channels
■ Starting a scan
For more efficient scanning, add desired channels as tag
channels or clear tag channels for unwanted channels.
Channels set as non-tag channels will be skipped during
scanning. Tag channels can be assigned to each channel
group (USA, CAN, INT) independently.
Set scan type, weather alert function, scan resume timer and
auto scan function in advance using SET mode. (p. 14)
1 Select the desired channel group (USA, CAN, INT) by
pushing [CH/WX•U/I/C] for 1 sec., if desired.
- When the weather alert function is in use, select the desired
weather channel with [CH/WX] and the channel selector.
1 Select the desired channel group (USA, CAN, INT) by
pushing [CH/WX•U/I/C] for 1 sec., if desired.
2 Select the desired channel to set as a tag channel.
3 Push [TAG] to set the displayed channel as a tag channel.
-
TAG
2 Push [SCN] to start priority or normal scan.
- “SCAN” appears and flashes in the function display.
- “16” appears during priority scan.
- When a signal is detected, scan pauses until the signal disappears or resumes after pausing 5 sec. according to SET mode
setting. (Channel 16 is still monitored during priority scan.)
- Rotate the channel selector to check the scanning tag channels,
to change the scanning direction or resume the scan manually.
appears in the function display.
4 To cancel the tag channel setting, push [TAG].
-
TAG
disappears.
3 To stop the scan, push [SCN].
• Clearing all tag channels in the selected channel group
- Push [TAG•ALL CLR] for 3 sec. to clear all tag channels in
the channel group.
- “SCAN” disappears.
- Pushing [PTT], [16•9], [CH/WX] or [DW•TRI] also stops the scan.
[Example]: Starting a normal scan.
Scan pauses when receiving a
signal and audio is emitted.
Scan starts.
Push
M
SCR
BUSY
TAG
SCAN
TAG
SCN
USA
USA
USA
SCAN
Push to stop
the scan.
M
SCR
SCN
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SET MODE
■ SET mode programming
■ SET mode items
SET mode is used to change the conditions of 6 transceiver
functions: the beep tone function, the automatic backlighting,
weather alert function, normal/priority scan, scan resume
timer and auto scan function.
D Beep tone “bP”
You can select silent operation by turning beep tones OFF or
you can have confirmation beeps sound at the push of a
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 pushing [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
of the item.
6 To exit SET mode, push [16].
- Turning power OFF, then ON again also exits SET mode.
• SET MODE CONSTRUCTION
Beep tone
Automatic
backlighting
Auto scan
Beep tone ON (default)
D Automatic backlighting “bL”
This function is convenient for nighttime operation. The automatic backlighting turns the backlighting ON when pushing
any key except for [PTT].
• The backlighting is automatically turned OFF 5 sec. after operation.
• Push [SQL] to turn the backlighting ON without changing the operating condition.
Push
Scan resume
timer
Weather alert
Scan type
13
Automatic backlighting ON (default)
SET MODE
5
D Weather alert function “AL”
D Scan resume timer “St”
An NOAA broadcast station transmits an weather alert tone
before an important weather information. When the weather
alert function is turned ON, the transceiver detects the alert,
then flashes the “ALT” indicator until the transceiver is operated. The previously selected (used) weather channel is
checked in any time during standby or while scanning.
The scan resume timer can be selected as a pause (OFF) or
timer scan (ON). When OFF is selected, the scan pauses
until the signal disappears. When ON is selected, the scan
pauses 5 sec. and resumes even if a signal is being received
on channels except for channel 16.
• “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 selected scan (normal or priority scan) 30 sec. after operation.
D Scan type selection “SC”
The transceiver has 2 scan types: normal scan and priority
scan. Normal scan searches all tag channels in the selected
channel group. Priority scan searches all tag channels in sequence while monitoring channel 16.
• “SCAN” appears when the function is turned ON.
NOTE: The transceiver has a power save function but the
power save function does not function when the auto scan
function is in use.
SCAN
Normal scan (default)
Priority scan
Auto scan OFF (default)
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BATTERY CHARGING
■ Battery cautions
■ Battery charging
NEVER incinerate used battery packs. Internal battery gas
may cause an explosion.
Prior to using the transceiver for the first time, the battery
pack must be fully charged for optimum life and operation.
NEVER immerse the battery pack in water. If the battery pack
becomes wet, be sure to wipe it dry BEFORE attaching it to
the transceiver.
CAUTION: To avoid damage to the transceiver, turn it
OFF while charging.
NEVER short terminals of the battery pack. Also, current may
flow into nearby metal objects so be careful when placing battery packs in handbags, etc.
If your battery pack seems to have no capacity even after
being charged, completely discharge it by leaving the power
ON overnight. Then, fully charge the battery pack again. If the
battery pack still does not retain a charge (or very little), a
new battery pack must be purchased.
D Recycling information
RBR
15
RC
C
RB
The product that you have purchased contains a
rechargeable battery. The battery is recyclable. At
the end of its life, under various state and local
Ni-Cd
laws, it may be illegal to dispose of this battery into
the municipal waste stream. Call 1-800-8-BATTERY for battery recycling options in your area or contact your dealer.
• Recommended temperature range for charging:
+50°F to +104°F (+10°C to +40°C)
• Use the supplied charger (AD-58) or optional charger
(BC-119 for rapid charging) only. NEVER use other manufactures’ charger.
• An optional cable OPC-515L (for 13.8 V power source) or
CP-17L (for 12 V cigarette lighter socket) can be used instead of the AC adapters of above chargers.
When using AD-58: If the charge indicator lights red, the
vehicle battery voltage is low and charging may not be
performed. Check the vehicle battery voltage in this case.
When using BC-119: If the charge indicator flashes orange, the vehicle battery voltage is low and charging may
not be performed. Check the vehicle battery voltage in this
case. If the charge indicator flashes red, there may be a
problem with the battery pack (or charger). Re-insert the
battery pack or contact your dealer.
BATTERY CHARGING
D Attaching the AD-58 to a
wall
Eyelet:
USE a rubber
band to secure
the transceiver, if
desired.
D Charging with the AD-58
1 Connect the AC adapter (BC-122) or
optional
cable
(CP-17L
or
OPC-515L) as shown below.
2 Insert the transceiver with attached
battery pack into the charger.
• The charge indicator lights orange.
3 Charge the battery pack for 15
hours.
Turn power
OFF.
D Installing the AD-69 to the
BC-119
D Charging with the optional
BC-119+AD-69
1 Connect the AC adapter (BC-123) or
optional
cable
(CP-17L
or
OPC-515L) as shown below.
2 Insert the transceiver with attached
battery pack (or the battery pack
only) into the charger.
• The charge indicator lights orange.
3 Charge the battery pack until the
charge indicator changes to green.
AVOID overcharging!
• Charging time: Approx. 1 to 1.5 hours
The AD-58 is NOT a
transceiver hanger. Take
out the transceiver within
48 hours.
1 Connect the cable as shown below.
2 Attach the AD-69 with the 2 supplied
screws.
AD-69
6
Turn power
OFF.
BP-185 or
BP-186
CP-17L or
OPC-515L
CP-17L or OPC-515L
AD-58
BC-119
BC-122A/E
BC-119+
AD-69
BC-123A/E
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UNPACKING AND ACCESSORY ATTACHMENT
D Unpacking
D Flexible antenna
The following accessories are supplied:
CAUTION: Attach the supQty.
plied antenna securely for wa1 Flexible antenna (FA-S57V) ........................................... 1
terproofing.
2 Handstrap ....................................................................... 1
CAUTION: Transmitting
3 Belt clip ........................................................................... 1
without an antenna may dam4 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 transceiver 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.
17
TROUBLESHOOTING
PROBLEM
POSSIBLE CAUSE
SOLUTION
8
REF.
No power comes ON.
• The battery is exhausted.
• Bad connection to the battery pack.
• Recharge the battery pack.
• Check the connection to the transceiver.
p. 15
p. 2
No sound comes from
the speaker.
• Squelch level is too deep.
• Volume level is too low.
• Speaker has been exposed to water.
• Set squelch to the threshold point.
• Set [OFF/VOL] to a suitable level.
• Drain water from the speaker.
p. 6
p. 7
—
Transmitting is impossi- • Some channels are for low power or reble, or high power can- ceive only.
not be selected.
• The battery is exhausted.
• The output power is set to low or extra low.
• Change channels.
pgs.
5, 7
p. 15
p. 7
The displayed channel
cannot be changed.
• Lock function is activated.
• Push [H/L•LOCK] for 1 sec. to cancel the
function.
p. 6
Scan does not start.
• “TAG” channel is not programmed.
• Set the desired channels as “TAG” channels.
p. 12
Scan starts automatically.
• Auto scan function is activated.
• Cancel the auto scan function in SET
mode.
p. 14
No beep sounds.
• Beep tone is turned OFF.
• Turn the beep tone ON in SET mode.
p. 13
Receive signal cannot
be understood.
• Optional voice scrambler is turned OFF.
• Scramble code is not set correctly.
• Turn the optional voice scrambler ON.
• Reset the scramble code.
p. 8
p. 8
• Recharge the battery pack.
• Push [H/L] to select high power.
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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
01A
156.050 156.050
02
02
02A
03
03
03A
04A
156.150 160.750
05A 156.250 156.250
06
07A
156.950 161.550
19A 156.950 156.950
20
21
21A
22A
23
65
156.275 160.875
65A
157.000 157.000
66A
66A 66A† 156.325 156.325
157.050 161.650
67†
67
67
156.375 156.375
85
21A 157.050 157.050
68
68
68
156.425 156.425
85A
157.100 161.700
69
69
69
156.475 156.475
86
22A 157.100 157.100
70‡
70‡
70‡
156.525 156.525
86A
157.150 161.750
71
71
71
156.575 156.575
87
157.150 157.150
72
72
72
156.625 156.625
87A
20†
21
23
23A
157.000 161.600
65A 156.275 156.275
66
156.325 160.925
24
24
157.200 161.800
73
73
73
156.675 156.675
88
156.350 160.950
25
25
25
157.250 161.850
74
74
74
156.725 156.725
88A
07A 156.350 156.350
26
26
26
157.300 161.900
75
75
75
08
08
156.400 156.400
27
27
27
157.350 161.950
76
76
76
09
09
156.450 156.450
28
28
28
157.400 162.000
77†
77
77†
10
10
10
156.500 156.500
60
60
156.025 160.625
11
11
11
156.550 156.550
12
12
12
156.600 156.600
13†
13
13†
156.650 156.650
14
14
14
156.700 156.700
15†
15†
15†
156.750 156.750
16
16
16
156.800 156.800
17†
17
17†
156.850 156.850
† Low
84
60A
61
61A
power only.
‡ Receive
61A 156.075 156.075
62A
63
only.
79A
80
80A
156.175 160.775
63A
64A
79
156.125 160.725
62A 156.125 156.125
156.175 156.175
64
78A
156.075 160.675
62
156.900 161.500
18A 156.900 156.900
156.025 156.025
78
64
81
81A
156.225 160.825
64A 156.225 156.225
82
82A
Guard
Guard
Guard
Guard
156.875 156.875
83
157.175 161.775
83A 157.175 157.175
84
84
85
85
86
86
87
87
88
88
84A
24
09
18A
83A
156.300 156.300
08
18
83
65A
22
156.250 160.850
07
19
20
20A
156.200 160.800
05
06
19A
156.100 156.100
04A 156.200 156.200
05A
19
156.100 160.700
156.150 156.150
04
06
156.050 160.650
157.225 161.825
157.225 157.225
157.275 161.875
157.275 157.275
157.325 161.925
157.325 157.325
157.375 161.975
157.375 157.375
157.425 162.025
157.425 157.425
WX channel
Frequency (MHz)
Transmit
Receive
156.925 161.525
01
RX only
162.550
78A 156.925 156.925
02
RX only
162.400
156.975 161.575
03
RX only
162.475
79A 156.975 156.975
04
RX only
162.425
157.025 161.625
05
RX only
162.450
80A 157.025 157.025
06
RX only
162.500
157.075 161.675
07
RX only
162.525
81A 157.075 157.075
08
RX only
161.650
157.125 161.725
09
RX only
161.775
82A 157.125 157.125
10
RX only
163.275
SPECIFICATIONS AND OPTIONS
10
■ Specifications
■ Options
• GENERAL
• AD-58 BATTERY CHARGER + BC-122A/E AC ADAPTER
Frequency coverage
Mode
Channel spacing
Current drain (at 8.4 V)
Power supply requirement
Frequency stability
Useable temperature range
Dimensions (with BP-185)
(Projection is not included)
Weight (with BP-185)
: Transmit
156–157.5 MHz
Receive
156–163 MHz
: FM (16K0G3E)
: 25 kHz
: TX High
1.8 A max.
Max. audio
300 mA max.
Power saved13 mA typ.
: Icom battery packs
: ±10 ppm (–20°C to +60°C)
: –20°C to +60°C; –4°F to +140°F
: 52.5 (W) × 129 (H) × 30 (D) mm
21⁄16 (W) × 53⁄32 (H) × 13⁄16 (D) in
: 280 g (9.9 oz)
• TRANSMITTER
Output power (at 8.4 V)
Modulation system
Max. frequency deviation
Spurious emissions
: 5 W, 1 W and 0.15 W
: Variable reactance phase modulation
: ±5.0 kHz
: Less than –65 dB
• RECEIVER
Receive system
: Double-conversion superheterodyne
Sensitivity (12 dB SINAD)
: Less than 0.35 µV
Squelch sensitivity
: Adjustable up to 23 dB SINAD
Intermodulation rejection ratio : More than 70 dB
Spurious response rejection ratio : More than 70 dB
Adjacent channel selectivity : More than 70 dB
Audio output power
: 400 mW at 5% distortion with an 8 Ω
load
All stated specifications are subject to change without notice or obligation.
Used for regular charging of battery packs. The same as supplied
with the transceiver. Charging time: 15 hours.
• BC-119 DESKTOP CHARGER (or BC-121 MULTI-CHARGER)
+ AD-69 DESKTOP CHARGER ADAPTER
Used for rapid charging of battery packs. Charging time: 1 to 1.5
hours. An AC adapter is supplied with the chargers. BC-121 rapidly
charges up to 6 battery packs at once.
• CP-17L CIGARETTE LIGHTER CABLE
Connects to a ship’s or vehicle’s cigarette lighter socket (12 V) for
use with the AD-58 or BC-119.
• FA-S57V FLEXIBLE ANTENNA
Same as supplied with the transceiver.
• OPC-515L DC POWER CABLE
Used for charging with external power supply.
• UT-98 VOICE SCRAMBLER UNIT
Ensures private communications. 128 codes are available. Not available in some countries.
D Battery packs
Battery
pack
Voltage/
capacity
Approx. operating time*
Output
power
Height
High
Low
E Low
BP-185
8.4 V/
400 mAh
5.0 W
129 mm;
53⁄32 in
4h
8h
13 h
BP-186
7.2 V/
1050 mAh
4.5 W
159 mm;
61⁄4 in
10.5 h
21 h
34 h
*Condition: Tx : Rx : Standby (Power saved) = 5 : 5 : 90
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A-5373H-1US-q
Printed in Japan
Copyright © 1995 by Icom Inc.
6-9-16 Kamihigashi, Hirano-ku, Osaka 547 Japan