INSTRUCTION MANUAL
VHF MARINE TRANSCEIVER
iM87
IN CASE OF EMERGENCY
RECOMMENDATION
If your vessel requires assistance, contact other vessels and
the Coast Guard by sending a distress call on Channel 16.
CLEAN THE TRANSCEIVER THOROUGHLY WITH FRESH
WATER after exposure to saltwater. Otherwise, the transceiver’s keys, switches and controllers may become inoperable
due to salt crystallization.
❍ USING CHANNEL 16
DISTRESS CALL PROCEDURE
1. “MAYDAY MAYDAY MAYDAY.”
2. “THIS IS ���������������������������” (name of vessel)
3. Your call sign or other indication of the vessel.
4. “LOCATED AT ��������������������� ” (your position)
5. The nature of the distress and assistance required.
6. A
ny other information which might facilitate
the rescue.
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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 battery pack rubber seal is
damaged, the transceiver/battery pack is cracked or broken,
or has been dropped, or when the battery pack is detached
from the transceiver.
FOREWORD
FEATURES
Thank you for purchasing this Icom product. The IC-M87 VHF
MARINE TRANSCEIVER 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.
☞ 22 free channels for PMR use
IMPORTANT
carefully and com-
pletely before using the transceiver.
SAVE THIS INSTRUCTION MANUAL—This
instruction manual contains important operating instructions
for the IC-M87.
EXPLICIT DEFINITIONS
WORD
DEFINITION
RDANGER!
Personal death, serious injury or an explosion may occur.
RWARNING!
Personal injury, fire hazard or electric
shock may occur.
NOTE
*Appropriate license will be required.
☞ Tough waterproof construction
READ ALL INSTRUCTIONS
CAUTION
The IC-M87 has 22 free channels reserved for PMR use
(146–174MHz). Wide/narrow channel spacing is programmable for each channel, and CTCSS and DTCS signaling
is included.
The IC-M87 is built tough to withstand hazardous and unhospitable environments at sea and on land. Even if the
IC-M87 is dropped into water, it’s waterproofing* will protect it from harm. The compact and durable body meets
the military specifications (MIL-STD).
* Equivalent to JIS waterproof grade 7 or IPX7 of the corresponding International Standard IEC 529 (1989). (1m depth for 30
minutes)
☞ Simple operation
6 clearly labelled buttons on the front panel and the volume/power knob maximize simplicity of operation. Even
when wearing gloves, the large buttons are easy to operate. A large, clear LCD with backlighting and backlit buttons make night time operation simple.
Equipment damage may occur.
If disregarded, inconvenience only. No risk
of personal injury, fire or electric shock.
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PRECAUTIONS
RDANGER! Use and charge only specified Icom battery packs with Icom radios or Icom chargers. Only Icom battery packs are tested and approved for use with Icom radios
or charged with Icom chargers. Using third-party or counterfeit battery packs or chargers may cause smoke, fire, or
cause the battery to burst.
RWARNING! NEVER
connect the transceiver 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
away from the lips and the transceiver is vertical.
CAUTION: NEVER connect the transceiver to a power
source other than the BP-227AX. Such a connection will ruin
the transceiver.
KEEP
the transceiver at least 0.9 meter away from your
vessel’s magnetic navigation compass.
BE CAREFUL! The transceiver meets IPX7* requirements for waterproof protection. However, once the transceiver has been dropped, waterproof protection cannot be
guaranteed because of possible damage to the transceiver's
case or the waterproof seal.
* Only when the BP-227AX, flexible antenna, [SP MIC] jack cover is
attached.
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.
After exposure to water, clean the battery contacts thoroughly
with fresh water and dry them completely to remove any
water or salt residue.
DO NOT use or place the transceiver in direct sunlight
or in areas with temperatures below –15°C or above +55°C:
Marine, below –25°C or above +55°C: PMR.
KEEP the transceiver out of the reach of children.
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Icom, Icom Inc. and Icom logo are registered trademarks of Icom Incorporated
(Japan) in Japan, the United States, United Kingdom, Germany, France, Spain,
Russia and/or other countries.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
IN CASE OF EMERGENCY................................................... i
RECOMMENDATION............................................................. i
FOREWORD......................................................................... ii
IMPORTANT.......................................................................... ii
EXPLICIT DEFINITIONS....................................................... ii
FEATURES............................................................................ ii
PRECAUTIONS.................................................................... iii
TABLE OF CONTENTS........................................................ iv
INTRINSIC SAFETY.............................................................. v
1 OPERATING RULES........................................................1
2 SUPPLIED ACCESSORIES AND ATTACHMENTS.........2
3 PANEL DESCRIPTION.................................................4–7
■ Front, top and side panels.............................................4
■ Function display............................................................6
6 DUALWATCH/TRI-WATCH.............................................15
■ Description..................................................................15
■ Operation....................................................................15
7 LAND (PMR) CHANNEL OPERATION..........................16
■ LAND (PMR) Channel Group.....................................16
■ Function display..........................................................16
8 SET MODE...............................................................17–21
■ Set mode programming...............................................17
■ Set mode items...........................................................18
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BATTERY CHARGING.............................................22–25
■ Battery charging..........................................................22
■ Cautions......................................................................22
■ AD-100 installation......................................................24
■ Optional battery chargers............................................25
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BASIC OPERATION...................................................8–12
■ Channel selection..........................................................8
■ Receiving and transmitting..........................................10
■ Adjusting the squelch level..........................................11
■ Automatic backlighting................................................11
■ Lock function...............................................................11
■ Call channel programming..........................................12
■ Voice scrambler operation...........................................12
10SPEAKER-MICROPHONE.............................................26
■ HM-138 Description....................................................26
■ Attachments................................................................26
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SCAN OPERATION..................................................13–14
■ Scan types..................................................................13
■ Setting TAG channels..................................................14
■ Starting a scan............................................................14
15QUICK REFERENCE.....................................................31
11TROUBLESHOOTING....................................................27
12VHF MARINE CHANNEL LIST......................................28
13SPECIFICATIONS..........................................................29
14OPTIONS........................................................................30
16DOC................................................................................32
17ATEX CAUTIONS...........................................................33
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INTRINSIC SAFETY
Versions of the IC-M87 which display the “EX”
marking on the serial number seal.
The approval rating for these models is II2G Ex
ib IIA T3.
The ATEX standard is described on the 94/9/EC sticker (Ex
Marking) and BP-227AX as below.
WARNING! NEVER charge the BP-227AX (with/without
the transceiver) in an explosive atmosphere. The optional battery chargers are not approved as Intrinsically Safe.
When the transceiver is used in a hazardous area, the
BP-227AX MUST be attached, either the jack cover or HM138 MUST be attached to the speaker-microphone connector.
KEEP the transceiver and the BP-227AX clean to avoid any
risk of ignition due to the build-up of electrostatic charges.
Repair of Icom radios should only be carried out by authorized Icom distributors. In particular, repair of ATEX approved radios can ONLY be done by Icom to maintain the
intrinsically safe rating. NEVER attempt to repair an ATEX
approved radio. Only Icom has the repair expertise and procedures to maintain the ATEX approval. Contact your Icom
distributor or authorised dealer for details.
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BP-227AX
• DO NOT OPEN WHEN AN EXPLOSIVE ATMOSPHERE
MAY BE PRESENT.
• DO NOT CHARGE THE BATTERY IN HAZARDOUS
LOCATION.
OPERATING RULES
D Priorities
• 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.
• You must monitor Channel 16 when you are not operating
on another channel.
• 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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(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 near the transceiver or be kept with the operator. Only
a licensed radio operator may operate a transceiver.
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
D Supplied accessories
The following accessories are supplied:
Qty.
• Swivel belt clip . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1
• Stopper for the swivel belt clip . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1
• Screws for the swivel belt clip . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
• Flexible antenna . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1
• Handstrap . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1
• Battery pack . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1
• AC adapter* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1
• Battery charger . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1
w Clip the belt clip to a part of your belt and insert the stopper to the belt clip.
*Not supplied with some version
D Swivel belt clip
To attach:
q Attach the stopper to the back of the transceiver.
Supplied screws
Stopper
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e Once the transceiver is locked in place, it will swivel 360
degrees.
SUPPLIED ACCESSORIES AND ATTACHMENTS
To remove:
Turn the transceiver upside down, and then lift up to release
the transceiver from the belt clip.
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D Flexible antenna
Connect the supplied flexible antenna
to the antenna connector.
CAUTION:
• NEVER carry the transceiver by
holding the antenna.
• Transmitting without an antenna
may damage the transceiver.
D Handstrap
Pass the handstrap through
the loop on the back side of
the transceiver as illustrated
at right. This facilitates carrying.
CAUTION:
HOLD THE TRANSCEIVER TIGHTLY, WHEN ATTACHING
OR REMOVING THE TRANSCEIVER FROM THE BELT
CLIP.
If the transceiver is accidentally dropped and the swivel
belt clip’s stopper is scratched or damaged, the swivel belt
clip may not work properly.
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PANEL DESCRIPTION
■ Front, top and side panels
q
q VOLUME CONTROL [VOL]
Turns power ON and adjusts the audio level.
w ANTENNA CONNECTOR (p. 3)
Connects the supplied antenna.
w
e SPEAKER-MICROPHONE CONNECTOR [SP MIC] (p. 26)
Connects the optional speaker-microphone.
[SP MIC] jack cover
!0
e
o
r SCAN [SCN•DUAL]
• Starts and stops normal or priority scan. (p. 14)
• Enters watch mode when pushed for 1 sec. (p. 15)
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r
u
NOTE: KEEP the [SP MIC]
jack cover attached to the
transceiver when the speakermicrophone is not in use.
t
y
t TRANSMIT POWER/LOCK SWITCH [H/L•LOCK]
• Selects high, middle (except for the German version) or
low power when pushed. (p. 10)
• Toggles the lock function ON/OFF when pushed for 1
sec. (p. 11)
y CHANNEL 16 SWITCH [16•C]
• Selects Channel 16 when pushed. (p. 8)
• Selects the call channel when pushed for 1 sec. (p. 8)
• Enters call channel write mode when the call channel is
selected and this switch is pushed for 3 sec. (p. 12)
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PANEL DESCRIPTION
u CHANNEL UP/DOWN SWITCHES [Y]/[Z]
•S
elect an operating channel. (p. 9)
•S
elects the set mode condition of item. (p. 17)
•C
hecks TAG channels or changes scanning direction during scan. (p. 14)
•S
ets and clears the displayed channel as a TAG
(scanned) channel when pushed both switches for 1
sec.
• While turning power ON, clears all TAG channels in the
selected channel group when both switches are pushed.
i DIAL/CHANNEL GROUP SWITCH [DIAL]
•S
elects one of 3 regular channels in sequence when
pushed for 1 sec. (pgs. 8, 9, 16)
- International, USA (or ATIS*) and LAND (PMR) channels are
available. *German version only
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ï BATTERY PACK RELEASE BUTTON
To release the battery pack:
Push the battery release button in the direction of the arrow
(q) as shown below. The battery pack is then released.
To attach the battery pack:
Slide the battery pack on the back of the transceiver in the
direction of the arrow (w), then lock it with the battery release
button.
*Slide the battery pack until the battery release button makes a ‘click’
sound.
Battery pack
w
• Push to return to the condition before selecting the channel when the priority channel or the call channel is selected.
o SQUELCH SWITCH [SQL] (p. 11)
• Push this switch, then set the squelch level with [Y]/[Z].
• Manually opens the squelch for channel monitoring while
pushed and held.
• While pushing this switch, turn the power ON to enter the
set mode.
!0 PTT SWITCH [PTT]
Push and hold to transmit; release to receive.
q
Battery release button
CAUTION: When pushing the battery release button, slide
the battery pack slightly in the direction of the arrow (w) to
ease release. This will prevent possible injuring to your fingers or nails
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PANEL DESCRIPTION
■ Function display
q
w
e
r
t
y
eTAG CHANNEL INDICATOR (p. 14)
Appears when a TAG channel is selected.
u
rSCAN INDICATOR (p. 14)
Blinks while scanning.
!5
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o
!0
!4
!3
!2
!1
qTRANSMIT INDICATOR (p. 10)
Appears while transmitting.
wBUSY INDICATOR (p. 10)
• Appears when receiving a signal or when the squelch
opens.
• Blinks while monitoring.
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tLOCK INDICATOR (p. 11)
Appears while the lock function is activated.
yNARROW INDICATOR (p. 16)
Appears when narrow channel spacing is selected.
*LAND (PMR) channel group only.
uBATTERY INDICATOR
Indicates remaining battery power.
Indication
Battery level
Full
Middle
Charging
Discharged
required
blinks when the battery is over charged.
PANEL DESCRIPTION
iDUALWATCH/TRI-WATCH INDICATORS (p. 15)
“DUAL” appears during Dualwatch; “TRI” appears during
Tri-watch.
o
SCRAMBLER INDICATOR
Appears when the optional voice scrambler is activated.
(pgs. 12, 21)
!0DUPLEX INDICATOR
Appears when a duplex channel is selected.
!1SUB CHANNEL READOUT
• Indicates Channel 16 during priority scan, Dualwatch or
Tri-watch. (p. 15)
• Indicates the set mode item while in set mode.
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!4CHANNEL GROUP INDICATOR (pgs. 9, 16)
“I” appears when International; “U” appears when U.S.A.
(U.K. version only); “
” appears when LAND (PMR)
channel group is selected. “ATIS” appears when the channel group in which ATIS function is activated. (German version only)
!5TRANSMIT POWER INDICATOR (p. 10)
• “LOW” appears when low power is selected.
• “MID” appears when middle power is selected. (Except
for the German version)
• No indication when high power is selected.
!2CHANNEL NUMBER READOUT
• Indicates the selected operating channel number.
• In set mode, indicates the selected condition.
!3CALL CHANNEL INDICATOR (p. 8)
Appears when the call channel is selected.
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BASIC OPERATION
■ Channel selection
IMPORTANT: Prior to using the transceiver for the first
time, the battery pack must be fully charged for optimum
life and operation. To avoid damage to the transceiver, turn
the power OFF while charging.
D Channel 16
Channel 16 (Distress channel) is used for establishing initial
contact with another station and for emergency communications. Channel 16 is automatically monitored during both Dualwatch and Tri-watch. While standing by, you must monitor
Channel 16.
q Push [16•C] to select Channel 16.
wP
ush [DIAL] to return to the condition before selecting
Channel 16, or push [Y]/[Z] to select the operating channel.
D Call channel
Each regular channel group has a separate call channel. In
addition, each call channel is monitored during Tri-watch. The
call channels can be reprogrammed and are used to store
your most often used channels in each channel group for
quick recall.
q Push [16•C] for 1 sec. to select the call channel in the selected channel group.
• “CALL” and the call channel number appear.
•E
ach channel group may have its own call channel after programming a call channel. See the “Call channel programming” on
p. 12 for details.
w Push [DIAL] to return to the condition before selecting the
call channel, or push [Y]/[Z] to select the operating channel.
C
C
Push
Push
for 1 sec.
hannel 16 is the default setting.
C
(depending on version)
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BASIC OPERATION
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D International, U.S.A and ATIS* channels
There are 57 International, 58 U.S.A. and 57 ATIS* channels.
These channel groups may be specified for the operating
area.
q Push [DIAL] to select a regular channel.
w Push [Y]/[Z] to select a channel.
Push
International channels
Push
• “DUP” appears for duplex channels.
e To change the channel group, push [DIAL] for 1 sec.
• International, U.S.A. and ATIS* channels can be selected in sequence. Depending on the setting, LAND (PMR) channel can
be selected. See the “LAND (PMR) CHANNEL OPERATION” on
p. 16 for details.
for 1 sec.
for 1 sec.
* German version only
U.S.A channels
ATIS channels*
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BASIC OPERATION
■ Receiving and transmitting
CAUTION: Transmitting without an antenna may damage
the transceiver.
qRotate [VOL] clockwise to turn power ON.
wPush [SQL] to enter the squelch adjustment mode, then push
[Y]/[Z] to set the squelch level.
ePush and hold [SQL] for 1 sec. to open the squelch, then
rotate [VOL] to set the volume level while holding down the
[SQL] key. (See the set mode item “Monitor switch action”
on p. 19.)
rPush [Y]/[Z] to select the desired channel.
- When receiving a signal, “
” appears and audio is emitted
from the speaker.
- Further adjustment of [VOL] may be necessary at this point.
tPush [H/L•LOCK] to select the output power if necessary.
- “LOW” appears when low power is selected; “MID” appears when
middle power is selected (except for the German version); no indication when high power is selected.
- Choose low power for short range communications, choose high
power for longer distance communications.
- Some channels are for low power only.
yPush and hold [PTT] to transmit, then speak into the microphone.
- “TX” appears.
- Channel 70 cannot be used for transmission (for GMDSS use).
uRelease [PTT] to receive.
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IMPORTANT: To maximize the readability of your transmitted signal, pause a few sec. after pushing [PTT], hold the
microphone 5 to 10 cm from your mouth and speak at a
normal voice level.
NOTE: The transceiver has a power save function to conserve the battery power and it cannot be turned OFF. The
power save function activates automatically when no signal is received for 5 sec.
y Push and
hold to
transmit
q Power ON
e Set the
volume level
u Release to
receive
w Enter the
squelch
adjustment
mode
e Open the
squelch
w Set the
squelch level
r Set channel
t Set output
power
BASIC OPERATION
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■ Adjusting the squelch level
■ Lock function
The IC-M87 has a squelch even though there is no control
knob for it. In order to receive signals properly, as well as for
the scan to function effectively, the squelch must be adjusted
to the proper level.
This function electronically locks all keys (except for [PTT],
[SQL] and [H/L•LOCK]) to prevent accidental channel changes
and function access.
q Push [SQL] to enter the squelch adjustment mode, then adjust the squelch level with [Y]/[Z].
- “SL” indicator appears.
- There are 11 squelch levels to choose from: OP is completely
open; 10 is the tight squelch level.
- When no key is pushed for 5 sec., the transceiver returns to
normal condition.
➥P
ush [H/L•LOCK] for 1 sec. to turn the lock function ON
and OFF.
Appears while the
lock function is used.
w Push [SQL] again to return to normal condition.
■ Automatic backlighting
This function is convenient for nighttime operation. The automatic backlighting can be activated in set mode. (p. 19)
➥ Push any key except for [PTT] to turn the backlighting ON.
• The backlighting is automatically turned OFF after 5 sec. of inactivity.
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BASIC OPERATION
■ Call channel programming
■ Voice scrambler operation
Call channel is used to access Channel 16 (default; may
differ according to version), however, you can program the
call channel with your most often-used channels in each
channel group for quick recall.
D Activating the scrambler
q P ush [DIAL] for 1 sec. several
times to select the desired channel group (U.S.A., International
and ATIS) to be programmed.
q Select an operating channel
except Channel 16 or 70.
w While pushing and holding
[SQL], push [SCN•DUAL].
• “SCRM” appears.
e To turn the scrambler function OFF, repeat step w.
• “SCRM” disappears.
w Push [16•C] for 1 sec. to select
the call channel.
• “ CALL” and call channel number
appear.
e Push [16•C] again for 3 sec. (until
a long beep changes to 2 short
beeps) to enter call channel programming condition.
• Call channel number starts blinking.
r P ush [Y]/[Z] to select the desired channel.
tP
ush [16•C] to program the displayed channel as the call channel.
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• Call channel number stops blinking.
The optional voice scrambler provides private communications. In order to receive or send scrambled transmissions,
you must first activate the scrambler function.
Appears when the
voice scrambler
function is in use.
D Programming scramble codes
There are 32 codes (1 to 32) available for programming. Set
the code in set mode. In order to understand each other, all
transceivers in your group must have the same scramble code,
as well as the same scrambler unit. See page 21 for scrambler
code setting details.
SCAN OPERATION
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■ 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, an auto scan function is available for standby
convenience. (p. 18)
CH 01
CH 01
CH 02
CH 16
CH 05
Choose priority or normal scan in set mode. (p. 18)
NORMAL SCAN
PRIORITY SCAN
CH 88
Set the TAG channels (scanned channel) before scanning.
Clear the TAG for unwanted channels which inconveniently
stop scanning, such as those for digital communications.
CH 03
CH 04
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.
CH 02
CH 88
CH 03
CH 05
CH 04
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.
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SCAN OPERATION
■ Setting TAG channels
■ Starting a scan
For more efficient scanning, add desired channels as TAG
channels or clear TAG channels for unwanted channels.
Channels that are not tagged will be skipped during scanning. TAG channels can be assigned to each channel group
(U.S.A., International and ATIS) independently.
Set the priority scan function, scan resume timer and auto
scan function in advance, using set mode. (p. 18)
q Select the desired channel group by pushing [DIAL] for 1
sec., if desired.
w Select the desired channel to set as a TAG channel.
e P ush both [Y] and [Z] for 1 sec. to set the displayed
channel as a TAG channel.
• “TAG” appears in the function display.
r To cancel the TAG channel setting, push both [Y] and [Z]
for 1 sec.
• “TAG” disappears.
•C
learing all TAG channels in the selected channel group
While pushing and holding both [Y] and [Z], turn power ON
to clear all TAG channels in the channel group.
[Example]: Starting a normal scan.
Push
DUAL
Scan starts.
q Select the desired channel group by pushing [DIAL] for 1
sec., if desired.
w Push [SCN•DUAL] to start priority or normal scan.
• “SCAN” blinks in the function display.
• “16” appears during priority scan.
• When a signal is received, 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.)
• Push [Y]/[Z] to check the scanning TAG channels, to
change the scanning direction or resume the scan manually.
e To stop the scan, push [SCN•DUAL].
• “SCAN” disappears.
• Pushing [PTT], [16•C] or [DIAL] also stops the scan.
Scan pauses when receiving
a signal and audio is emitted.
Push
DUAL
to stop the scan.
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DUALWATCH/TRI-WATCH
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■ 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. Dualwatch/Triwatch is convenient for monitoring Channel 16 when you are
operating on another channel.
qSelect Dualwatch or Tri-watch in the set mode. (p. 19)
wSelect the desired operating channel.
eP ush [SCN• DUAL ] for 1 sec. to start Dualwatch or Triwatch (depending on set mode setting).
DUALWATCH/TRI-WATCH SIMULATION
Call
channel
Ch 16
Ch 88
Ch 88
Ch 16
Ch 88
Ch 20
• “DUAL” blinks during Dualwatch; “TRI” blinks during Tri-watch.
• A beep tone sounds when a signal is received on Channel 16.
• Tri-watch becomes Dualwatch when receiving a signal on the
call channel.
rTo cancel Dualwatch/Tri-watch, push [SCN•DUAL] again.
[Example]: Operating Tri-watch on INT channel 07.
Push for 1 sec.
Tri-watch starts.
DUAL
Dualwatch
Tri-watch
• I f a signal is received on Channel 16, Dualwatch/Triwatch pauses on Channel 16 until the signal disappears.
• I f a signal is received on the call channel during Triwatch, Tri-watch becomes Dualwatch until the signal disappears.
• To transmit on the selected channel during Dualwatch/
Tri-watch, push and hold [PTT].
Signal is received
on call channel.
Signal received on
Channel 16 takes
priority.
Tri-watch resumes
after the signal
disappears.
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LAND (PMR) CHANNEL OPERATION
■ LAND (PMR) Channel Group
■ Function display
A max. of 22 free LAND mobile channels (allocated 146.000
to 174.000 MHz) can be programmed into the LAND channel group for simple communication with PMR transceivers
in the VHF band.
Moreover, any of the marine channels in the INT and USA
channel groups can be programmed.
The default setting of the LAND channel group is the same
as that of the INT channel group. Ask your local Icom dealer
for the LAND channel group setting and PMR frequency programming details.
When Narrow, DTCS or CTCSS is set, the display shows the
indications as below.
q Push [DIAL] to select a regular channel.
w To change the channel group, push [DIAL] for 1 sec. several times.
• “
” appears when LAND (PMR) channel group is selected.
e Push [Y]/[Z] to select a channel.
• “DUP” appears for duplex channels.
Appears when Narrow channel spacing is set.
Appears when DTCS is set.
Appears when CTCSS set.
Push
NOTE: The basic settings (e.g. call channel programming) are same as the International and U.S.A. channels.
Refer to the appropriate pages for details.
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SET MODE
8
■ Set mode programming
set mode is used to change the condition of 12 transceiver
functions: Beep tone function, Priority scan function, Scan
resume timer, Auto scan function, Dualwatch/Tri-watch
function, Monitor switch action, Automatic backlighting, LCD
contrast selection, Auto power save function, Self check
function, Battery voltage indicator and Scrambler code.
D SET mode operation
qTurn power OFF.
wWhile pushing [SQL], turn power ON to enter set mode.
• “bp” appears.
ePush [SQL] to select the desired item, if necessary.
rPush [Y]/[Z] to select the desired condition of the item.
tTo exit set mode, push [16•C].
• SET MODE CONTENTS The displays show the default settings, and the item initial is displayed in the dotted circle.
• Scrambler code
• Beep tone
• Priority scan
• Scan resume timer
Starting item
• Battery voltage
• Self check
• Dualwatch/
Tri-watch
Push [SQL]
• Auto power save
• LCD contrast
• Auto scan
• Automatic
backlighting
• Monitor switch
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8
SET MODE
■ Set mode items
D Beep tone function “bP”
D Scan resume timer “St”
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 switch. When ON is selected, a fixed beep
(Pi) sounds and when US is selected, the preset beeps (e.g.
do, re, mi) sound.
PUSH
PUSH
User Beep
Beep tone ON (default)
D Priority scan function “Pr”
The transceiver has 2 scan types—normal and priority scans.
Normal scan searches all TAG channels in the selected
channel group. Priority scan searches all TAG channels in sequence while monitoring Channel 16.
PUSH
Normal scan (default)
The scan resume timer can be set as a pause (OFF) or timer
scan (ON).
• OFF: When a signal is detected on a channel, scan pauses
on the channel until the signal disappears, and then
resumes.
• ON : When a signal is detected on a channel, scan pauses
on the channel for 5 sec., and then resumes.
D Auto scan function “AS”
The Auto scan function starts the desired scan automatically
when no signal is received, or no operation is performed for
30 sec.
PUSH
Priority scan
Auto scan OFF (default)
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Scan resume timer ON
Scan resume timer OFF
(default)
Auto scan ON
SET MODE
8
D Dual/Tri-watch function “dt”
D Automatic backlighting “bL”
This item selects Dualwatch or Tri-watch as desired. See p.
14 for details.
This function is convenient for nighttime operation. The automatic backlighting can be adjusted from OFF, 1 (dark)–3
(bright); 3 (default). Select 1–3 to turn this function ON.
• The automatic backlighting turns the backlighting ON when any key
except for [PTT] is pushed.
• The backlighting is automatically turned OFF after 5 sec. of inactivity.
PUSH
Tri-watch function
Dualwatch function
(default)
PUSH
D Monitor switch action “Sq”
The monitor switch action cuts off the squelch function temporarily. This switch action contains PUSH (Pu) or HOLD (Ho)
settings as shown below.
• Pu (PUSH) : The monitor function is activated by pushing and holding [SQL] for 1 sec. The squelch
opens while holding down the key.
• Ho (HOLD) : The monitor function is activated by pushing
and holding [SQL] for 1 sec. The squelch stays
open until any key is pushed.
Automatic backlighting
OFF
D LCD contrast selection “LC”
The contrast of the LCD can be adjusted from 4 levels.
• 1 (bright)–4 (dark); 3 (default)
PUSH
LCD contrast 3 (default)
PUSH
Monitor action PUSH
(default)
Automatic backlighting
(default)
LCD contrast 1
Monitor action Hold
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8
SET MODE
D Auto power save function “PS”
D Self check function “SC”
The auto power save function reduces current drain by deactivating the receiver circuit for preset intervals.
• OFF: The power save function is turned OFF.
• ON : The power save function is turned ON. The power
save function will be activated when no signal is received, and no operation is performed for 5 sec.
The self check function checks transceiver conditions by itself, and informs you in case a problem is found. The following items are checked after the power is turned ON, then it
switches to operation mode.
• Temperature : Outside of –35°C to +73°C (approx.)
• Connected battery voltage
• Water intrusion
PUSH
PUSH
Auto power save ON
(default)
Auto power save OFF
Self check OFF (default)
Self check ON
When error messages as shown below are displayed, see
trouble shooting for advice (p. 27).
Temperature error
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Battery voltage error
Water intrusion error
SET MODE
D Battery voltage indicator “bt”
SET MODE LIST
This function contains display or non-display settings of the
voltage of the connected battery pack when the power is
ON.
• The voltage of the connected battery pack is displayed for 2 sec.
after power is turned ON.
PUSH
Battery voltage OFF
(default)
Battery voltage ON
D Scrambler code “cd”
There are 32 codes (1 to 32) available for programming.
In order to understand each other, all transceivers in your
group must have the same scramble code.
PUSH
Scrambler code 1 (default)
8
Scrambler code 32
Function
Indication
Switch
Beep tone function
“bP”
OFF / ON* / US
Priority scan function
“Pr”
OFF* / ON
Scan resume timer
“St”
OFF* / ON
Auto scan function
“AS”
OFF* / ON
Dual/Tri-watch function
“dt”
Dual* / Tri
Monitor switch action
“Sq”
Push* / Hold
Automatic backlighting
“bL”
OFF / 1 / 2 / 3*
LCD contrast selection
“LC”
1 / 2 / 3* / 4
Auto power save function
“PS”
OFF / ON*
Self check function
“SC”
OFF* / ON
Battery voltage indicator
“bt”
OFF* / ON
Scrambler code
“cd”
1* / 2 /
/ 32
* default setting
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9
BATTERY CHARGING
■ Battery charging
■ Cautions
Prior to using the transceiver for the first time, the battery
pack must be fully charged for optimum life and operation.
NEVER incinerate used battery packs. Internal battery gas
CAUTION: To avoid damage to the transceiver, turn it
OFF while charging.
NEVER immerse the battery pack in water. If the battery
pack becomes wet, be sure to wipe it dry immediately (particularly the battery terminals) BEFORE attaching it to the
transceiver. Otherwise, the terminals will become corroded,
or cause connection failure, etc.
• Recommended temperature range for charging:
0°C to +45°C
- The Li-Ion battery is functioning within –10°C to +60°C
• Use the specified chargers (BC-119N, BC-121N and BC152N). NEVER use another manufacturer’s charger.
• Use the supplied AC adapter for BC-152N. NEVER use another manufacturer’s AC adapter.
Recommendation:
Charge the supplied battery pack for a maximum
of up to 10 hours. Li-Ion batteries are different from
Ni-Cd batteries in that it is not necessary to completely charge and discharge them to prolong the battery life. Therefore, charging the battery in intervals,
and not for extended periods is recommended.
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may cause an explosion.
NEVER short the terminals of the battery pack. Also, current may flow into nearby metal objects, such as a necklace,
etc. Therefore, be careful when carrying with, or placing near
metal objects, carrying in handbags, etc.
DO NOT leave the battery pack in a fully charged, or completely discharged condition for long time. It causes shorter
battery life. In case of leaving the battery pack unused for a
long time, it must be kept safely after discharge, or use the
battery until the battery indicator shows the middle level, then
remove it from the transceiver.
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.
BATTERY CHARGING
9
ï Charging connections
qAttach the BC-152N to a flat surface, such as desk or
cabin, if desired.
wConnect the AC adapter as shown below.
eInsert the battery pack with/without the transceiver into the
charger.
• The charge indicator lights orange while charging.
rCharge the battery pack approximately 10 hours, depending on the remaining power condition.
• The charge indicator lights green when charging is completed.
Turn power OFF
Transceiver
Battery pack
If the charge indicator blinks orange or green, or does not
light when a problems is detected.
SOLUTIONS:
• Remove the battery pack, and reinsert it.
• Remove the battery pack, clean the battery terminals,
then reinsert it.
• If the battery pack temperature is high, remove and let it
cool down, then reinsert it.
If you are unable to solve the problem through the use
of these solutions, the battery pack or the charger may
be damaged, or the battery life may be over. In that case,
contact your nearest Icom Dealer or Service Center.
NOTE:
After charging is completed, the BC-152N will automatically recharge the battery pack when the battery voltage
decreases. If the battery pack is often left in the charger for
long periods, the battery life cycle will be shorter.
Charge indicator
D For your convenience
Supplied screws
BC-152N
AC adapter
Eyelet
USE a rubber
band to secure
the transceiver
while charging,
if desired.
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9
BATTERY CHARGING
■ AD-100 installation
■ Optional battery chargers
The AD-100 charger adapter must be installed into the BC119N or BC-121N before battery charging.
D Rapid charging with the BC-119N+AD-100
qAttach the plugs from the BC-119N/BC-121N to the AD100.
wSecure the AD-106 into the holder space of the BC-119N/
BC-121N with the supplied screws.
q
AD-100
Plugs
Screws supplied
with the charger
adapter
The optional BC-119N provides rapid charging of the battery
packs. The following are additionally required.
• AD-100 charger adapter
• An AC adapter (may be supplied with BC-119N depending
on version).
Turn power OFF
Battery pack
AC adapter
(Not supplied with
some versions.)
AD-100 charger
adapter is installed
in BC-119N.
w
Sockets
This illustration shows
the BC-119N.
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Transceiver
Optional OPC-515L* (for
13.8 V power source) or
CP-23L (for 12 V cigarette
lighter socket) can be used
instead of the AC adapter.
* CAUTION: NEVER connect the OPC515L to a power source using reverse
polarity. This will ruin the battery charger.
White line:
Black line :
See the instruction
manual for details of the
charger LED indication,
operation, etc.
BATTERY CHARGING
D Rapid charging with the BC-121N+AD-100
The optional BC-121N allows up to 6 battery packs to be
charged simultaneously. The following are additionally required.
• Six AD-100 charger adapters
• An AC adapter (BC-157) or the DC power cable OPC-656,
supplied with the BC-121N.
Turn power OFF
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IMPORTANT: Battery charging caution
Ensure the guide tabs on the battery pack are correctly
aligned with the guide rails inside the charger adapter.
(This illustration is described with the BC-152N.)
Tabs
Transceiver
Battery pack
AC adapter
(purchased
separately)
AD-100 charger
adapters are installed
in each slot.
Guide rail
ER
HARG
TI-C
MUL
DC power cable (OPC-656*)
(Connect with a DC power supply;
13.8 V/at least 7 A)
*About the OPC-656
Red line : Black line :
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10
SPEAKER-MICROPHONE
■ HM-138 Description
Alligator type clip
To attach the speaker-mic.
to your shirt or collar, etc.
■ Attachments
Insert the connector of the speaker-microphone into the [SP
MIC] connector on the transceiver and tighten the screw.
w
PTT switch
Transmits during push
Receives during release
q
e
Microphone
Detaching:
Unscrew (q),
then detach the
jack cover (w).
Attaching:
Attach the jack
cover (e), then
tighten the screw
(r).
r
Speaker
NEVER immerse the connector in water. If the connector
becomes wet, be sure to dry it BEFORE attaching it to the
transceiver.
NOTE: The microphone is located at the top of the
speaker-microphone, as shown in the diagram above. To
maximize the readability of your transmitted signal
(voice), hold the microphone approx. 5 to 10 cm from your
mouth, and speak in a normal voice level.
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CAUTION: Attach the speaker-microphone’s
connector securely to prevent accidental
dropping, or water intrusion in the connector.
IMPORTANT: KEEP the [SP MIC] jack cover attached
when the speaker-microphone is not in use. If the cover is
not attached, water will get into the transceiver. Moreover,
the terminals (pins) will become rusty, or the transceiver
will function abnormally if the connector gets wet.
CAUTION: For ATEX compliance in hazardous areas, the
jack cover just also be attached when the HM-138 is not
being used.
TROUBLESHOOTING
PROBLEM
POSSIBLE CAUSE
The transceiver does • The battery is exhausted.
not turn ON.
• Bad connection to the battery pack.
No sound from speaker. • Squelch level is too deep.
• Volume level is too low.
• Speaker has been exposed to water.
Transmitting is impos- • S
ome channels are for low power or receive
sible, or high power can only.
not be selected.
• The battery is exhausted.
• The output power is set to low.
The displayed channel • Lock function is activated.
cannot be changed.
Scan does not start.
• “TAG” channels are not programmed.
No beeps.
Self check error.
(Temperature)
Self check error.
(Battery voltage)
Self check error.
(Water intrusion)
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SOLUTION
• Recharge the battery pack.
• Check the connection to the transceiver.
• Set squelch to the threshold point.
• Set [VOL] to a suitable level.
• Drain water from the speaker.
• Change channels.
REF.
p. 22
p. 5
p. 11
p. 10
—
pgs. 8,
9, 28
• Recharge the battery pack.
p. 22
• Push [H/L•LOCK] to select high power.
p. 10
• Push [H/L•LOCK] for 1 sec. to cancel the p. 11
function.
• Set the desired channels as “TAG” chan- p. 14
nels.
• Beep tones are turned OFF.
• Set the beep tones to ON (Fix Beep/User p. 18
Beep) in set mode.
—
• T he temperature is outside of –35°C to • Leave the transceiver at room temperature
+73°C (approx.)
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 the battery voltage is correct.
—
more than 8.8 V.
• Water has entered the transceiver.
• Have the transceiver checked at your local
—
distributor or dealer to see whether the
transceiver works properly or not.
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12
VHF MARINE CHANNEL LIST
• International channels
CH
Frequency (MHz)
Transmit
Receive
01
156.050
160.650
02
156.100
03
156.150
04
CH
Frequency (MHz)
Transmit
Receive
11
156.550
156.550
160.700
12
156.600
160.750
13
156.650
156.200
160.800
14
05
156.250
160.850
06
156.300
07
CH
Frequency (MHz)
Transmit
Receive
21
157.050
161.650
156.600
22
157.100
156.650
23
157.150
156.700
156.700
24
15
156.750
156.750
156.300
16
156.800
156.350
160.950
17
08
156.400
156.400
09
156.450
10
156.500
CH
Frequency (MHz)
Transmit
Receive
61
156.075
160.675
161.700
62
156.125
161.750
63
156.175
157.200
161.800
64
25
157.250
161.850
156.800
26
157.300
156.850
156.850
27
18
156.900
161.500
28
156.450
19
156.950
161.550
156.500
20
157.000
161.600
CH
Frequency (MHz)
Transmit
Receive
71
156.575
156.575
160.725
72
156.625
160.775
73
156.675
156.225
160.825
74
65
156.275
160.875
161.900
66
156.325
157.350
161.950
67
157.400
162.000
37A* 157.850
60
156.025
CH
Frequency (MHz)
Transmit
Receive
81
157.075
161.675
156.625
82
157.125
161.725
156.675
83
157.175
161.775
156.725
156.725
84
157.225
161.825
75
156.775
156.775
85
157.275
161.875
160.925
76
156.825
156.825
86
157.325
161.925
156.375
156.375
77
156.875
156.875
87
157.375
157.375
68
156.425
156.425
78
156.925
161.525
88
157.425
157.425
157.850
69
156.475
156.475
79
156.975
161.575
P4 161.425
161.425
160.625
70† 156.525
156.525
80
157.025
161.625
†•
USA channels
Receive
only (for U.K. version only)
Frequency
(MHz)
Frequency
(MHz)MHz), M2=P4
Frequency
(MHz) MHz) for
Frequency
(MHz) only
Marina
Channels:
M1=37A
(157.850
(161.425
U.K. version
* UK
CH
CH
CH
CH
CH
Transmit
01A 156.050
--
---
Transmit
Receive
Transmit
Receive
Transmit
Receive
156.050
12
156.600
156.600
22A 157.100
157.100
64A 156.225
156.225
23A 157.150
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Frequency (MHz)
Transmit
Receive
156.875
156.875
---
13
156.650
156.650
157.150
65A 156.275
156.275
78A 156.925
156.925
156.150
14
156.700
156.700
24
157.200
161.800
66A 156.325
156.325
79A 156.975
156.975
---
15
156.750
156.750
25
157.250
161.850
67
156.375
156.375
80A 157.025
157.025
156.250
16
156.800
156.800
26
157.300
161.900
68
156.425
156.425
81A 157.075
157.075
156.300
156.300
17
156.850
156.850
27
157.350
161.950
69
156.475
156.475
82A 157.125
07A 156.350
156.350
18A 156.900
156.900
28
157.400
162.000
70† 156.525
156.525
83A 157.175
19A 156.950
156.950
37A* 157.850
157.850
71
156.575
156.575
61A 156.075
156.075
72
156.625
156.625
---
73
156.675
156.675
156.175
74
156.725
156.725
03A 156.150
--
---
05A 156.250
06
†
28
Receive
08
156.400
156.400
09
156.450
156.450
157.000
161.600
10
156.500
156.500
20A 157.000
157.000
11
156.550
156.550
21A 157.050
157.050
20
--
---
63A 156.175
84
Receive
157.325
161.925
86A 157.325
157.325
86
87
157.375
161.975
87A 157.375
157.375
162.025
157.125
88A 157.425
157.425
157.175
P4* 161.425
161.425
161.825
84A 157.225
157.225
157.275
161.875
85A 157.275
157.275
Receive only
*UK Marina Channels: M1=37A (157.850 MHz), M2=P4 (161.425 MHz) for U.K. version only
Frequency (MHz)
Transmit
157.425
157.225
85
CH
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SPECIFICATIONS
GENERAL
• Frequency coverage
Marine
TX
RX
PMR
TX/RX
• Mode
Marine
PMR
: 156.000–161.450 MHz
: 156.000–163.425 MHz
: 146.000–174.000 MHz
: 16K0G3E
: 16K0F3E* (Wide)/
8K50F3E (Narrow)
*14K0F3E for German version
• Max. frequency deviation
Marine
PMR
• Audio harmonics distortion
• Spurious emissions
• Sensitivity (20 dB SINAD)
Marine
PMR
• Squelch sensitivity
• Intermodulation rejection ratio
Marine
PMR
• Spurious response rejection ratio
• Adjacent channel selectivity
• Hum and noise ratio
• Audio output power
Marine
TRANSMITTER
PMR
: 1/0.5 W
: 1 W ALL
: Variable reactance frequency
modulation
: ±5 kHz (Wide)
: ±5 kHz (Wide)
±4 kHz (Wide) <German ver.>
±2.5 kHz (Narrow)
: Less than 10% (at 60% mod.)
: 0.25 µW (below 2GHz)
1 µW (above 2GHz)
RECEIVER
• Channel spacing
Marine
: ±25 kHz
PMR
: ±25 kHz (Wide)
±20 kHz (Wide) <German ver.>
±12.5 kHz (Narrow)
• Current drain (at 7.4 V DC)
: TX at 1 W 0.7 A typical
TX at 0.5 W 0.6 A typical
Max. audio 200 mA typical
Power save 20 mA typical
• Frequency stability
: ±1.5 kHz (–25°C to +55°C)
• Usable temperature range
Marine
: –15°C to +55°C
PMR
: –25°C to +55°C
• Dimensions
: 62 (W) × 97(H) × 39(D) mm
(Projections not included)
• Weight (approx.; with BP-227AX) : 280 g
• Output power (at 7.4 V DC)
Marine
PMR
• Modulation system
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• Receive system
: D ouble-conversion superheterodyne
: –2 dBµ EMF (typical)
: –4 dBµ EMF (typical)
: 0 dBµ EMF (typical)
: 68 dB
: 65 dB
: 70 dB
: 70 dB (Wide)
60 dB (Narrow; PMR only)
: 40 dB (Wide)
34 dB (Narrow; PMR only)
: 0.2 W at 10% distortion with an 8 ø
load
: 0.35 W typical at 10% distortion with
an 8 ø load
All stated specifications are subject to change without notice or obligation.
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14
OPTIONS
•BP-227AX li-ion battery pack
7.4 V/1850 mAh/14 Wh Li-Ion battery pack. The same as
supplied with the transceiver. BP-227AX must be charged
with the supplied BC-152N or the optional BC-119N/121N.
•HM-138 speaker-microphone
Full-sized waterproof speaker-microphone including alligator type clip to attach to your shirt or collar, etc.
•BC-119N desktop charger + AD-100 charger adapter
+ BC-145S ac adapter
For rapid charging of battery packs. An AC adapter is supplied with the charger.
Charging time: Approximately 2 to 2.5 hours
•MB-96F leather belt hanger
For use with MB-98
• BC-121N multi-charger + AD-100 charger adapter (6 pcs.)
+ BC-157 ac adapter
For rapid charging of up to 6 battery packs (six AD-100’s are
required) simultaneously. An AC adapter may be supplied depending on version.
Charging time: Approximately 2 to 2.5 hours
•BC-152N desktop charger + BC-147S ac adapter
Used for regular charging of battery pack. The same as supplied with the transceiver.
Charging time: Approximately 10 hours
•MB-86 swivel belt clip
Swivel type belt clip. The same as supplied with the transceiver.
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•MB-98 belt clip
Approved Icom optional equipment is designed for optimal
performance when used with an Icom transceiver.
Icom is not responsible for the destruction or damage to an
Icom transceiver in the event the Icom transceiver is used
with equipment that is not manufactured or approved by
Icom.
Some options may not be available in some countries. Please ask
your dealer for details.
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6. Any other information which
might facilitate the rescue.
5. The nature of the distress
and assistance required.
4. LOCATED AT (your position)
3. Your call sign or other
indication of the vessel.
2. THIS IS (name of vessel)
1. MAYDAY MAYDAY MAYDAY.
for 1 sec.
Push
*German version only
C
International/USA/ATIS* and
LAND channels
Push
Channel 16
C
[16•C] to program the
displayed channel as the call
t Push
channel.
r Push [Y]/[Z] to select the desired
beep changes to 2 short beeps)
e Push [16•C] for 3 sec. (until long
call channel.
w Push [16•C] for 1 sec. to select the
several times, to select the desired
channel group.
q Push [DIAL] for 1 sec. once or
Call channel programming (p. 12)
for 1 sec.
Push
Call channel
15
DISTRESS CALL PROCEDURE
� USING CHANNEL 16
� IN CASE OF EMERGENCY
e Complete
CHANNEL SELECTION (pgs. 8, 9, 16)
Important operating instructions are summed up in this and the following
page for your simple reference.
By cutting along the line and folding on the dotted line, it will become a card
sized operating guide which can easily be carried in a card case or wallet,
etc.
iM87
w Fold
OPERATION GUIDE
q Cut
<CUT HERE>
QUICK REFERENCE
q While pushing
[SQL], turn
power ON.
w Push [SQL]
again to select
an item.
Refer to pgs. 17–21 for set
mode item.
e Push [Y]/[Z] to select the desired
condition.
operating mode.
r Push [16•C] to return to regular
� DUAL/TRI-WATCH (p. 15)
channel.
q Push [Y]/[Z] to select the desired
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.
LOCK
Push [SCN•DUAL]
scanning.
� SCAN (p.14)
to
start/stop
w Push both [Y] and [Z] for 1 sec. to
set the displayed channel as a TAG
channel.
channel.
q Push [Y]/[Z] to select the desired
� TAG CHANNELS (p. 14)
for 1 sec. to
turn the lock
function
ON
and OFF.
Push
� LOCK FUNCTION (p. 11)
CE Versions of the IC-M87 which display the “CE”
symbol on the serial number label, comply with the
essential requirements of the European Radio and
Telecommunication Terminal Directive 1999/5/EC
and ATEX Directive 94/9/EC.
� SET MODE (pgs. 17–21)
The following explanations are about the symbols on the attached Declaration of Conformity.
w Push [SCN•DUAL] for 1 sec. to start
Dualwatch or Tri-watch depending
on set mode setting (p. 19).
Cannot be used on ch 16 or 70
channels.
w While pushing and holding [SQL],
push [SCN•DUAL] to turn the
function ON and OFF.
q Set a scrambler code in
set mode
(p. 21).
� VOICE SCRAMBLER (p. 12)
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Acetylene
Hydrogen
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Ethylene
Town Gas
(Coal Gas)
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Toluene
—
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Propane
—
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Methanol
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Carbon Monoxide
—
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n-hexane
—
Acetic acid
n-butyl alcohol Heating oil
Ammonia
Benzene (pure)
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
Aircraft fuel
Ethyl acetate n-butane
—
—
Ethyl ether
I-amyl acetate Diesel fuel
Ethane
Benzine
Ethyl alcohol
Acetone
Acetalde hyde
—
T6: 85C
T5: 100C
T4: 135C
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—
T3: 200C
Max. Temperature
—
Type of Explosive
atmosphere:
Identification number of Equipment group:
G (for gas, vapors
(for mines)
notified body (where apand mist)
(for other than mines) D (for dusts)
propriate) (LCIE: 0081)
T2: 300C
CE conformity Explosion protection Equipment category:
marking
marking
1 (for Zone 0 or 20)
2 (for Zone 1 or 21)
3 (for Zone 2 or 22)
T1: 450C
D Meaning of ATEX marking codes
Methane
The equipment is an intrinsically safe equipment. It can be used
in a potentially explosive atmosphere.
The equipment must be powered only by the battery Icom type
BP-227AX.
When the transceiver is used in a hazardous areas, either the
jack cover or HM-138 must be attached to the connector. Failure
to do this will make the radio ATEX non-compliant and may result
in an accident during use in hazardous areas.
The battery shall be charged only in non hazardous areas.
The battery shall be changed only in non hazardous areas.
Ambient operating temperature: –20°C to +55°C
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D Special conditions for safe use
17
Carbon disulphide Ethyl nitrate
ATEX CAUTIONS
Equipment conforms to types of protection standardized by CENELEC (European standards)
Gas Group
Intrinsic safety
according EN60079-0
Gas Group (see Fig. 1)
Marking temperatures
(see Fig. 1)
(Fig. 1)
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