Icom IC-718 `Quickstart` Manual

Icom IC-718 `Quickstart` Manual
Icom IC-718 'Quickstart' Manual
May 2013
de VE7DSN
Of course, at the start of an incident, we will use
conventional handwritten messaging. For this, we
use the FT-8800 dual band VHF/UHF transceiver
However, there may be a need for longer distance
communications. We supply this with the Icom
IC-718 HF Transceiver
Power up the station
- Remove front and back covers, set aside
- Verify HF transceiver is connected to a HF antenna
- Verify AC power plug is plugged into a power source
- Turn on 12vdc power
supply
- Turn on power master
switch (back of unit)
Turn on the Transceiver
- Turn on, tune the HF Transceiver ( details next slide )
Turn on Transceiver
-Press and hold 'Pwr” button (2 sec)
[ Quick Press ] POWER button to turn on the transceiver
- Adjust volume and squelch to taste.
You have no way to know what changes may have been made and
left on the IC-718 the last time it is used.
Therefore it is important to check both the 'Quick Set' and 'Settings'
Avoid errors, accept no interruptions when performing these checklists
Assumes channel is pre programmed in memory. If not, see reference
Verify 'Quick Set' Menus
[ Quick Press ] POWER button to turn on the transceiver
[ Press & Hold ] 1sec, [ SET ] button to enter 'Quick Set' mode
One uses the [ Up ] & [ Dwn ] Buttons to navigate menus
Rotate main tuning knob to adjust a setting within a menu
'Quick Set' - RF Power
[ Press & Hold ] 1sec, [ SET ] button to enter 'Quick Set' mode
Use the [ Up ] & [ Dwn ] Buttons to navigate to 'RF power'
Rotate main tuning knob to adjust power to anyone of 99
levels or H for the default, full power.
'Quick Set' - Mic gain
[ Press & Hold ] 1sec, [ SET ] button to enter 'Quick Set' mode
One uses the [ Up ] & [ Dwn ] Buttons to navigate to 'Mic gain'
Rotate main tuning knob to adjust Mic gain to anyone of 99
levels or H. Default, is 50. Adjust to suit your voice
'Quick Set' - Vox gain
[ Press & Hold ] 1sec, [ SET ] button to enter 'Quick Set' mode
One uses the [ Up ] & [ Dwn ] Buttons to navigate to 'Vox gain'
Rotate main tuning knob to adjust Vox gain to anyone of 99
levels or H. Default, is 50. Adjust to suit your voice
'Quick Set' - Vox delay
[ Press & Hold ] 1sec, [ SET ] button to enter 'Quick Set' mode
Use the [ Up ] & [ Dwn ] Buttons to navigate to 'Vox delay'
Rotate main tuning knob to adjust Vox delay to any delay
between 0 and 2 seconds in 0.1 increments
'Quick Set' - Anti Vox level
[ Press & Hold ] 1sec, [ SET ] button to enter 'Quick Set' mode
One uses the [ Up ] & [ Dwn ] Buttons to navigate to 'Anti Vox level'
Rotate main tuning knob to adjust 'Anti Vox level' to any of
100 increments. Default is 50.
'Quick Set' - Dimmer
[ Press & Hold ] 1sec, [ SET ] button to enter 'Quick Set' mode
One uses the [ Up ] & [ Dwn ] Buttons to navigate to 'Dimmer'
Rotate main tuning knob to adjust 'Dimmer' to one of Off,
Low, High. The default is HI (High).
Quick Set & then, Initial Set mode
There are two 'Set' modes in the IC-718 transceiver.
Previous slides have dealt with the 'Quick Set' mode but we must
also realize that the 'Initial Set' Mode may have been changed.
The next slides offers a checklist for the 'Initial Set' mode.
Enter 'Initial Set' mode
[ Press & Hold ] , [ SET ] button and [ Press & Hold ] [ Pwr ]
to enter 'Initial Set' mode
One uses the [ Up ] & [ Dwn ] Buttons to navigate to navigate
the options
Rotating the main tuning knob will select a setting with any
single option.
To exit, [ Press & Hold ] 1 sec, [ Pwr ] to Off
'Initial Set' mode – RF/SQL p.20
One uses the [ Up ] & [ Dwn ] Buttons to navigate to navigate
to RF/SQL
Rotating the main tuning knob for one of:
rS = optimizes rf & squelch settings
At = use for best AM mode quality
Sq = Sets squelch level only
Default is 'rS'
'Initial Set' mode – Beep p. 44
One uses the [ Up ] & [ Dwn ] Buttons to navigate to navigate
to Beep
Rotating the main tuning knob for Off or On
Some operators do not like a 'beep' sounding each time they
touch a button so it can be toggled On or Off
Default is 'On'
'Initial Set' mode – Beep level p. 44
One uses the [ Up ] & [ Dwn ] Buttons to navigate to navigate
to Beep level
Rotating the main tuning knob turn band edge warning
Off or On
Default is 'On'
'Initial Set' mode – Beep level p. 44
One uses the [ Up ] & [ Dwn ] Buttons to navigate to navigate
to Beep level
Rotating the main tuning knob turn band edge warning
Off or On
Default is 'On'
'Initial Set' mode – Meter peak hold p. 45
One uses the [ Up ] & [ Dwn ] Buttons to navigate to navigate
to Meter peak hold
Rotating the main tuning knob to set Off or On.
Briefly, indicates last peak meter reading
Default is 'On'
'Initial Set' mode – Scan speed p. 45
One uses the [ Up ] & [ Dwn ] Buttons to navigate to navigate
to Scan spd
Rotating the main tuning knob to set Hi or Lo.
Sets the rate of scanning frequencies or memories
Default is 'Hi'
'Initial Set' mode – AM noise blanker p. 45
One uses the [ Up ] & [ Dwn ] Buttons to navigate to navigate
to AM NB
Rotating the main tuning knob to set Off or On.
May improve reception in noisy conditions
Default is 'On'
'Initial Set' mode – Auto TS p. 45
One uses the [ Up ] & [ Dwn ] Buttons to navigate to navigate
to Auto TS
Rotating the main tuning knob to set Off or On.
OFF = 2.5Khz / revolution of tuning dial
On = 50.0 Khz / revolution
Default is 'On'
'Initial Set' mode – Tuner type p. 46
One uses the [ Up ] & [ Dwn ] Buttons to navigate to navigate
to Tuner
Rotating the main tuning knob to set '4'.
No: No tuner connected
4: AH-4 tuner connected
8: AT-180 tuner connected
Default is 'No'
'Initial Set' mode – Auto tune p. 46
One uses the [ Up ] & [ Dwn ] Buttons to navigate to navigate
to AT - tune
Rotating the main tuning knob to set 'On'.
Off = Auto tuner is not activated
On = Auto tuner is activated
Default is 'Off'
'Initial Set' mode – PTT tune p. 46
One uses the [ Up ] & [ Dwn ] Buttons to navigate to navigate
to PTT - Tune
Rotating the main tuning knob to set 'On'.
Off = Auto tuner does not activate on pressing PTT button
On = Auto tuner activates on pressing PTT button
Default is 'Off'
Meter Selection
Repeatedly pressing the
display to step through:
PO
'SET' button will cause the meter
- RF power output
ALC - Alc level
SWR - SWR on the transmission line
Voice procedure hints
Speak slowly and clearly
Pause every 3 to 5 words when messaging
If assigned, identify with your 'tactical' callsign,
otherwise the stations formal callsign
'Check In' with net control every half hour
Maintain the logbook and copies of formal messages
Six useful Frequencies
The Ic-718 uses about 50 pre-programmed memory channels. Six well used
ones are:
Ch Freq
Call
Remarks
tba 3.729 mhz lsb BC Public Service Net BC wide 80 m
tba
7.135 mhz lsb Canada wide emergency frequency
tba
3.716 mhz lsb BC/Yukon Traffic net
tba
3.652 mhz CW Pacific Region Traffic net
tba 3.613.5 usb - VE7RAH RMS Pactor Gateway – EMBC office
tba
7.089.5 usb - VE6DXI RMS Pactor Gateway - Alberta
( see 'IC-718- comprehensive memory channel list ' for the full list )
Summary
This slide set reviewed the key features you need know
to use the IC 718 transceiver in 'voice' mode.
More detailed instructions can be found in the printed
manual which should be located in the lower tray of this
Grab and Go box.
Alternatively, close this slide show and return to the
main page and select the virtual manual
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