IC-A14/A14S Instruction Manual
INSTRUCTION MANUAL
VHF AIR BAND TRANSCEIVER
iA14
iA14S
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the
condition that this device does not cause harmful interference.
YIC-A14
YIC-A14S
PREFACE
SUPPLIED ACCESSORIES
Thank you for choosing this Icom product.
This product 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.
The following accessories are supplied with the transceiver.
IMPORTANT
Belt clip
READ ALL INSTRUCTIONS carefully and completely
before using the transceiver.
SAVE THIS INSTRUCTION MANUAL— This instruction manual contains important operating instructions for
the IC-A14/IC-A14S vhf air band transceiver.
EXPLICIT DEFINITIONS
DEFINITION
Personal death, serious injury or an explosion may
occur.
Personal injury, fire hazard or electric shock may
RWARNING!
occur.
CAUTION Equipment damage may occur.
If disregarded, inconvenience only. No risk of perNOTE
sonal injury, fire or electric shock.
Battery pack*1
Hand strap
Flexible antenna
WORD
RDANGER!
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Battery charger*2
Power adapter*2
*1 Battery case is supplied with some versions.
*2 Not supplied with the battery case supplied versions.
PRECAUTIONS
R DANGER! NEVER short the terminals of the battery
pack. Also, current may flow into nearby metal objects, such
as keys, and so on. Therefore, be careful when carrying with,
or placing near metal objects, carrying in bags, and so on.
R DANGER! Use and charge only specified Icom battery
packs with Icom transceivers or Icom chargers. Only Icom
battery packs are tested and approved for use with Icom
transceivers or charged with Icom chargers. Using third-party
or counterfeit battery packs or chargers may cause smoke,
fire, or cause the battery to burst.
R WARNING! NEVER hold the transceiver so that the
antenna is very close to, or touching exposed parts of the
body, especially the face or eyes, while transmitting.
R WARNING! NEVER operate the transceiver with a
headset or other audio accessories at high volume levels.
Hearing experts advise against continuous high volume
operation. If you experience a ringing in your ears, reduce
the volume level or discontinue use.
R WARNING! NEVER operate the transceiver
near unshielded electrical blasting caps or in an explosive
atmosphere.
DO NOT place the transceiver in direct sunlight or in areas
with temperatures below –10°C (+14°F) or above +60°C
(+140°F).
KEEP the transceiver in a secure place to prevent use by
unauthorized persons.
KEEP the transceiver away from the heavy rain, and
NEVER immerse it in the water. The transceiver
construction is water resistant, not waterproof.
CLEAN and wipe dry the battery terminals after using the
transceiver in wet conditions. The terminals may rust if not
dried before using.
Icom is not responsible for the destruction or damage to the
Icom transceiver, if the malfunction is because of:
•
F orce majeure, including, but not limited to, fires,
earthquakes, storms, floods, lightning, other natural disasters,
disturbances, riots, war, or radioactive contamination.
• The use of Icom transceivers with any equipment that is not
manufactured or approved by Icom.
CAUTION: DO NOT use harsh solvents such as
Benzine or alcohol to clean the transceiver, because they
can damage the transceiver’s surfaces.
Icom, Icom Inc. and the Icom logo are registered trademarks of Icom Incorporated (Japan) in Japan, the United States, the United Kingdom, Germany,
France, Spain, Russia, Australia, New Zealand, and/or other countries.
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FCC INFORMATION
• FOR CLASS A UNINTENTIONAL RADIATORS:
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with
the limits for a Class A digital device, pursuant to part 15 of
the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference when the
equipment is operated in a commercial environment. This
equipment generates, uses and can radiate radio frequency
energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with the
instruction manual, may cause harmful interference to radio
communications. Operation of this equipment in a residential
area is likely to cause harmful interference in which case the
user will be required to correct the interference at his own
expense.
CAUTION: Changes or modifications to this transceiver,
not expressly approved by Icom Inc., could void your authority to operate this transceiver under FCC regulations.
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
PREFACE………………………………………………………………… i
IMPORTANT����������������������� i
EXPLICIT DEFINITIONS����������������� i
SUPPLIED ACCESSORIES���������������� i
PRECAUTIONS��������������������� ii
FCC INFORMATION������������������� iii
1. PANEL DESCRIPTION��������������� 1–5
■■Panel description������������������ 1
■■Function display������������������� 5
2. ACCESSORY ATTACHMENT������������ 6–7
3. BASIC OPERATION���������������� 8–11
■■Setting a frequency����������������� 8
■■Setting the squelch level��������������� 9
■■Lock function�������������������� 9
■■Receiving���������������������10
■■Transmitting��������������������10
■■Side tone function������������������11
■■LCD backlight��������������������11
■■Low battery indicator�����������������11
4. MEMORY OPERATION�������������� 12–17
■■Memory channel selection��������������12
■■Memory bank selection (Available with the IC-A14 only)�12
■■Entering a memory channel��������������13
■■Memory names�������������������15
■■Copying memory contents��������������16
■■Clearing the memory contents (Available with the IC-A14 only)
�������������������������� 17
5. SCAN OPERATION���������������� 18–20
■■Scan types���������������������18
■■COM band scan�������������������18
■■Memory scan��������������������19
■■Weather channel scan (Available with the IC-A14 only)��19
■■“TAG” channel setting����������������20
6. OTHER FUNCTIONS��������������� 21–26
■■Home function�������������������21
■■Accessing the 121.5 MHz emergency frequency (Selectable
on only the IC-A14)�����������������21
■■Key touch beep tone�����������������22
■■ANL function��������������������22
■■Weather channel operation (Available with the IC-A14 only)
��������������������������23
■■Duplex operation (Available with the IC-A14 only)����24
■■Set mode setting������������������25
7. BATTERY PACKS AND CASE����������� 27–33
■■Battery charging�������������������27
■■Charging the battery�����������������29
■■Battery case (optional for some versions)��������31
8. CLONING�������������������� 34–35
9. TROUBLESHOOTING�����������������36
10.SPECIFICATIONS�������������������37
11.OPTIONS����������������������38
12.OPTIONAL HEADSET CONNECTION����������39
13.SAFETY TRAINING INFORMATION��������� 40–41
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PANEL DESCRIPTION
■■Panel description
q ANTENNA CONNECTOR [ANT] (p. 6)
Connects to the supplied antenna.
w KEY LOCK SWITCH [
] (p. 9)
➥Push to turn ON the key lock function.
➥Hold down for 2 seconds to turn OFF the key lock function.
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e LIGHT SWITCH [LIGHT]
Push to toggle the LCD backlight ON or OFF. (p. 11)
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Microphone
Function
display (p. 5)
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For the IC-A14S only
In the memory mode, hold down for 2 seconds to turn the
“TAG” setting ON or OFF. (p. 20)
r PTT SWITCH [PTT]
Hold down to transmit, release to receive.
t SQUELCH UP/DOWN KEYS [SQLY]/ [SQLZ] (p. 9)
Push either key to select the squelch level.
• 10 squelch levels, 1–10, and squelch open, 0, are selectable.
y UP/DOWN KEYS [Y]/[Z]
➥Push to change or select the operating frequency,
memory channel, Set mode setting, and so on. (p. 8)
➥While scanning, push to change the scanning direction.
(pp. 18, 19)
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For the IC-A14S only
Hold down for 1 second to start scanning. (pp. 18, 19)
PANEL DESCRIPTION
u KEYPAD (Available with only the IC-A14) (pp. 3, 4)
i MEMORY MODE/MEMORY WRITE KEY [MR]/[MW]
Push to select the memory mode. (p. 12)
For the IC-A14
➥Push [FUNC], then push this key to enter the select
memory write mode. (p. 13)
➥In the memory mode, push [FUNC] then push this key
to copy the memory content to the frequency mode.
(p. 16)
For the IC-A14S
➥Hold down for 1 second to enter the select memory
write mode. (p. 14)
➥In the memory mode, hold down for 1 second to copy
the memory content to the frequency mode. (p. 16)
o CLEAR/HOME SWITCH [CLR]/[HOME]
➥Push to select the frequency mode. (p. 8)
➥Hold down for 2 seconds to reset the transceiver to the
user-default state without changing the memory contents (Home function). (p. 21)
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!0EXTERNAL SPEAKER AND MICROPHONE JACKS
[MIC/SP] (p. 39)
If desired, connects the optional speaker microphone or a
headset using the optional OPC-499 HEADSET ADAPTER.
Jack cover
NOTE: Attach the jack
cover when optional
equipment is not used.
NEVER connect an optional speaker-microphone,
headset adapter, while the transceiver power is ON.
!1 VOLUME CONTROL KNOB [VOL]
Rotate to turn the transceiver power ON or OFF and adjust the audio level.
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PANEL DESCRIPTION
DKEYPAD (Available with IC-A14 only)
➥ Inputs digit “1” for frequency entry or memory
channel selection. (pp. 8, 12)
➥ Inputs “1,” “Q,” or “Z” when entering memory
names. (p. 15)
➥ After pushing [FUNC], turns the ANL (Automatic
Noise Limiter) function ON or OFF. (p. 22)
➥ Inputs digit “2” for frequency entry or memory
channel selection. (pp. 8, 12)
➥ Inputs “2,” “A,” “B,” or “C” when entering memory
names. (p. 15)
➥ After pushing [FUNC], the scan starts. (pp. 18,
19)
➥ Inputs digit “3” for frequency entry or memory
channel selection. (pp. 8, 12)
➥ Inputs “3,” “D,” “E,” or “F” when entering memory
names. (p. 15)
➥ After pushing [FUNC], selects memory bank
mode, in the memory mode. (p. 12)
➥ Inputs digit “4” for frequency entry or memory
channel selection. (pp. 8, 12)
➥ Inputs “4,” “G,” “H,” or “I” when entering memory
names. (p. 15)
➥ After pushing [FUNC], turns the weather alert
function ON or OFF. (p. 23)
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➥ Inputs digit “5” for frequency entry or memory
channel selection. (pp. 8, 12)
➥ Inputs “5,” “J,” “K,” or “L” when entering memory
names. (p. 15)
➥ After pushing [FUNC], enters duplex transmit frequency entry mode during NAVI band operation.
(p. 24)
➥ Inputs digit “6” for frequency entry or memory
channel selection. (pp. 8, 12)
➥ Inputs “6,” “M,” “N,” or “O” when entering memory
names. (p. 15)
➥ After pushing [FUNC], selects duplex operation
during NAVI band operation. (p. 24)
➥ Inputs digit “7” for frequency entry or memory
channel selection. (pp. 8, 12)
➥ Inputs “7,” “P,” “R,” or “S” when entering memory
names. (p. 15)
➥ After pushing [FUNC], selects weather channel
mode. (p. 23)
➥ Inputs digit “8” for frequency entry or memory
channel selection. (pp. 8, 12)
➥ Inputs “8,” “T,” “U,” or “V” when entering memory
names. (p. 15)
➥ After pushing [FUNC], key touch beep output ON
or OFF. (p. 22)
PANEL DESCRIPTION
➥ Inputs digit “9” for frequency entry or memory
channel selection. (pp. 8, 12)
➥ Inputs “9,” “W,” “X,” or “Y” when entering memory
names. (p. 15)
➥ After pushing [FUNC], toggles scan tag setting
ON or OFF. (p. 20)
➥ Inputs digit “0” for frequency entry or memory
channel selection. (pp. 8, 12)
➥ Inputs “0,” “space” or “–” when entering memory
names. (p. 15)
➥ After pushing [FUNC], selects the emergency frequency, 121.500 MHz. (p. 21)
➥ Sets the numeral entry for frequency or memory
channel numbers. Enters consecutive zero into
the remaining digits. (pp. 8, 12)
➥ After pushing [FUNC], hold down for 1 second to
entering into set mode. (p. 25)
➥ Push to activate the function, then push another
key to access its secondary function. When the
function is activated, the “F” icon appears.
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PANEL DESCRIPTION
■■Function display
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y DUPLEX ICON (IC-A14 only) (p. 24)
➥➥Appears when the duplex function is activated.
➥➥Blinks while setting the duplex frequency.
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q FUNCTION ICON
Appears when [FUNC] is pushed.
w MEMORY ICON (p. 12)
Appears when memory channel mode is selected.
e TAG ICON (p. 20)
Appears when the selected memory channel is set as a
TAG channel.
r RX ICON (p. 10)
Appears while receiving a signal, or when the squelch is
open.
t TX ICON (p. 10)
Appears while transmitting.
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u ANL ICON (p. 22)
Appears when the ANL (Automatic Noise Limiter) function is in use.
i WEATHER ALERT ICON (IC-A14 only) (p. 23)
Appears when the weather alert function is in use.
o LOCK ICON (p. 9)
Appears when the lock function is in use.
!0 LOW BATTERY ICON (p. 11)
➥➥Appears when the battery is nearing exhaustion. The
attached battery pack requires recharging when this
icon appears.
➥➥Blinks when battery recharging/replacing is immediately needed.
!1 FREQUENCY READOUT
Displays the operating frequency, memory channel number, memory name or the Set mode item, and so on, depending on the selected mode.
ACCESSORY ATTACHMENT
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D Antenna
D Belt clip
Insert the supplied antenna into the
antenna connector and screw down
the antenna, as shown to the right.
Conveniently attaches to your belt.
- To attach the belt clip
q Remove the battery pack if it is attached.
w Slide the belt clip in the direction of the arrow until the belt
clip is locked and makes a ‘click’ sound.
CAUTION!
• NEVER carry the transceiver by
holding only the antenna.
• D O NOT transmit without an
antenna. Otherwise the transceiver may be damaged.
- To detach the belt clip
q Remove the battery pack if it is attached.
wPinch the clip (q), and slide the belt clip in the direction of
the arrow (w).
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ACCESSORY ATTACHMENT
D Battery pack attachment
Turn OFF the transceiver power by rotating [VOL] before attaching or detaching the battery pack.
To attach the battery pack:
Slide the battery pack in the direction of the arrow (q), then
lock it with the battery release button.
• Slide the battery pack until the battery release button makes a
‘click’ sound.
q
To detach the battery pack:
Slide the battery release button in the direction of the arrow
(w) as shown in the illustration to the right. The battery pack
can then be detached.
NEVER release or attach the battery pack when the transceiver is wet or soiled. This may result water or dust getting into the transceiver/battery pack and may result in the
transceiver being damaged.
For your information
If the transceiver power cannot be turned ON after replacing
the fully charged battery pack, first detach the battery pack.
Wait for approximately 10 seconds, then attach the battery
pack and turn ON the power again.
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Battery release button
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BASIC OPERATION
■■Setting a frequency
D Using the [Y]/[Z] keys
qRotate [VOL] to turn ON power, then push [CLR] to select
the frequency mode if a memory CH number or WX CH
number appears on the function display.
wPush [Y]/[Z] to set the desired frequency.
- For the IC-A14 only • The 1 MHz tuning step is selectable. Push [FUNC], then
push [Y]/[Z]. Push [FUNC] again to return to normal
tuning.
D Using keypad (IC-A14 only)
qRotate [VOL] to turn ON power, then push [CLR] to select
the frequency mode if a memory CH number or WX CH
number appears on the function display.
w Push 5 appropriate digit keys to input the frequency.
• Push [1] as the 1st digit.
• When a wrong digit is input, push [CLR] to clear, then repeat
step w again.
• Push [ENT] to enter consecutive zero digits.
• Only [2], [5], [7] or [0] can be entered as the 5th and final digit.
[EXAMPLE]
• 111.225 MHz: Push [1], [1], [1], [2], [2]
• 117.250 MHz: Push [1], [1], [7], [2], [5]
• 120.000 MHz: Push [1], [2], [ENT]
• 125.300 MHz: Push [1], [2], [5], [3], [ENT]
[VOL]
[Y]
[Z]
[CLR]
Keypad
[ENT]
[FUNC]
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BASIC OPERATION
■■Setting the squelch level
■■Lock function
The transceiver has a noise squelch circuit to mute undesired
noise when no signal is received.
The lock function prevents accidental frequency changes or
accidental function activation.
qPush [SQLY] or [SQLZ] to select the squelch level.
• ‘SQL--0’ is open squelch and ‘SQL--10’ is tight squelch.
• The “ ” icon appears while the squelch is open.
w Wait for 1 second to return to the previous display.
qPush [
] to turn ON the lock function.
” icon appears.
• The “
w To turn OFF the function, hold down [
• The “
[
[SQLY]
[SQLZ]
9
“SQL-- 0” (Squelch open)
]
] for 2 seconds.
” icon disappears.
Appears while the key lock
function is activated.
BASIC OPERATION
■■Receiving
qRotate [VOL] to turn ON the power.
w Push [SQLZ] several times to open the squelch.
• Select the squelch level 0.
eRotate [VOL] to adjust the audio level.
rPush [SQLY] several times until the noise is muted.
• The “
” icon disappears.
tSet the desired frequency using [Y]/[Z] keys or the keypad keys.
yWhen a signal is received on the set frequency:
• The “ ” icon appears.
• Squelch opens and audio is emitted from the speaker.
Appears when a signal is received.
When the squelch setting is too “tight” (large number setting),
squelch may not open for weak signals. To receive weaker
signals, loosen (small number setting) the squelch.
CAUTION: Transmitting without an antenna may damage
the transceiver.
qSet the desired frequency in COM band pushing [Y]/[Z]
or the keypad keys (IC-A14 only).
• COM band frequency range: 118.00–136.975 MHz
wHold down [PTT] to transmit.
• The “
” icon appears.
eSpeak into the microphone at a normal voice level.
• DO NOT hold the transceiver too close to your mouth or speak
too loudly. This may distort the signal.
rRelease [PTT] to receive.
NOTE: About Time-Out-Timer function
To prevent prolonged transmission, according to regulatory requirements, the IC-A14/S has a Time-Out Timer
function. This timer cuts OFF transmission after the set
time period of continuous transmission.
The Time-Out Timer is set in the Set mode. See page 26
for details.
Appears while transmitting
■■Transmitting
NOTE: To prevent interference, listen on the frequency
before transmitting. If the frequency is busy, wait until it is
clear.
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[PTT]
Microphone
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BASIC OPERATION
■■Side tone function
■■LCD backlight
When using a headset (user supplied), the transceiver outputs
your transmitted voice to the headset for monitoring. Connect
an optional headset to use this function (The OPC-499 headset
adapter and headset are required). (p. 39)
The IC-A14/S has an LCD backlight for convenience during
night time operation.
DSetting the side tone level
q Push [PTT] to turn ON the transmit mode.
w While transmitting, push [Y]/[Z] to adjust the level.
• ‘ST--0’ is OFF and ‘ST--10’ is the maximum level.
➥ Push [LIGHT] to turn the LCD
backlight ON or OFF.
IMPORTANT!
Turn OFF the LCD backlight when no backlight is [LIGHT]
necessary.
Side tone level is indicated
■■Low battery icon
[PTT]
[Z]/[Y]
IMPORTANT!
Select ‘ST--0’ when a speaker
microphone is connected, otherwise your voice will be heard
from the speaker during transmit.
WARNING! NEVER operate the transceiver with a headset at high volume or monitor levels for a long periods
time. If a ringing in your ears occurs, reduce the volume or
monitor level, or discontinue use.
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The low battery icon appears or blinks when the battery
power has decreased to a specified level. The attached battery pack or battery case requires recharging or the battery
case cells need replacing.
Appears when the battery
is nearly exhausted.
Blinks when the battery
recharging or replacing is
immediately necessary.
If the batteries are not charging or replaced, even when the
low battery indicator blinks, a long beep sounds and then the
transceiver will automatically turn OFF.
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MEMORY OPERATION
■■Memory channel selection
The IC-A14 has 200 memory channels (20 channels in 10
banks, default setting) and the IC-A14S has 100 memory channels for storing often-used frequencies.
qPush [MR] to enter the memory mode.
• The memory mode icon appears and a memory channel number is briefly displayed .
• The memory bank number is also displayed on the IC-A14.
Appears when the
memory mode is selected.
■■Memory bank selection
(Available with the IC-A14 only)
A total of 200 memory channels in the IC-A14, are divided
into bank (up to 10 banks are selectable, depending on the
setting) for simple memory grouping.
qPush [MR] to select the memory mode.
wPush [FUNC], and push [BANK](3) to enter the bank selection mode.
Appears when the bank
selection mode is selected.
Using [Y]/[Z]:
wPush [Y]/[Z] to select the desired memory CH number.
• The memory channel number is briefly displayed, then the
entered frequency (or memory name, if entered) is displayed.
• If no memory channel is entered, no memory channel can be
selected.
Using the Keypad— IC-A14 only:
wPush 2 appropriate digit key (00 to 99, depending on the
bank setting) to select the desired memory channel number, then push [ENT].
• The memory channel number is briefly displayed, then the
entered frequency (or memory name, if entered) is displayed.
• If no memory channel is entered in the selected BANK, no
memory channel can be selected.
ePush [Y]/[Z] or an
appropriate digit key
([0] to [9]) to select
a memory BANK
number, then push
[ENT].
rPush [Y ]/[Z ], or
2 appropriate digit
keys and then [ENT]
to select a memory
channel.
[Y]
[MR]
[Z]
[BANK](3)
Keypad
[ENT]
[FUNC]
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MEMORY OPERATION
■■Entering a memory channel
Enter often-used frequencies using the following instructions.
D For the IC-A14
qPush [CLR] to select the frequency mode, if necessary.
wSet the desired frequency. (p. 8)
• Push [FUNC], then push [WX](7) to select a weather channel
mode, and then select the desired weather channel using [Y]/
[Z] or keypad if desired. (p. 23)
ePush [FUNC], then push [MW](MR) to enter the select
memory write mode.
• The memory mode icon blinks.
Blinks when the select
memory write mode is
selected.
No frequency is displayed when a blank channel is
selected.
rPush [Y]/[Z] to select a memory channel number.
• Push [FUNC], then push [BANK](3) to enter the bank selection
mode, and push [Y]/[Z] or an appropriate digit keys ([0]–[9]),
then push [ENT] to select the BANK number, if desired.
tPush [ENT] to program the entry and return to the frequency mode.
• EXAMPLE: Entering WX-05 into memory channel 9 in
memory BANK 3.
Push
Push
Push
then
or
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or, push
Push
then
Push
then
Push
then
*Briefly appears.
Push
or
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or, push
*Briefly appears.
Push
13
to complete the entry.
MEMORY OPERATION
D For the IC-A14S
qPush [CLR] to select the frequency mode, if necessary.
wSet the desired frequency. (p. 8)
eHold down [MR] for 1 second to enter the select memory
write mode.
• EXAMPLE: Entering 123.450 MHz into memory
channel 51.
Push
• The memory mode icon blinks.
Blinks when the select
memory write mode is
selected.
No frequency is displayed when a blank channel is
selected.
rPush [Y]/[Z] to select the desired memory channel number.
tHold down [MR] for 1 second to set the entry and return
to the frequency mode.
Push
or
Hold down
for 1 second.
Push
or
*Briefly appears.
Hold down
for 1 second.
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■■Memory names
The memory channel can display an 8 character name instead of the entered frequency.
D Entering memory names
qSet the desired frequency in the frequency mode. (p. 8)
w Enter the select memory write mode.
• For the IC-A14, push [FUNC] then push [MW](MR).
• For the IC-A14S, hold down [MR] for 1 second.
eSelect the desired memory channel to be entered by
pushing [Y]/[Z] (or on only the IC-A14, push the keys on the
keypad then [ENT]).
rPush [MR] momentarily to enter the memory name entry
mode.
For the IC-A14
tPush the appropriate digit key several times to select the
desired character, as shown to the left.
• To move the cursor forwards or backwards, use [Y]/[Z].
• The cursor automatically moves forward when a different key is
pushed.
• To erase a character, overwrite with a space (displayed as
“_”).
yPush [ENT] to enter the name and frequency at the same
time.
• “-- -- -- -- -- -- -- --” appears and 1st digits blink.
• Return to the frequency display.
• If no name is entered, the entered frequency is displayed.
• To clear the entered memory names, push [CLR] before pushing [ENT].
For the IC-A14S
tPush [Y]/[Z] several times to select the desired character.
• Available characters
KEYCHARACTERKEYCHARACTER
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[1]
1, Q, Z
[6]
6, M, N, O,
[2]
2, A, B, C
[7]
7, P, R, S
[3]
3, D, E, F
[8]
8, T, U, V
[4]
4, G, H, I
[9]
9, W, X, Y
[5]
5, J, K, L
[0]
0, _ (space), –
• To move the cursor forwards, push [MR].
• To erase a character, overwrite with a space (displayed as
“_”).
yHold down [MR] for 1 second to enter the name and frequency at the same time.
• Return to the frequency display.
• If no name is entered, the entered frequency is displayed.
• To clear the entered memory names, push [CLR] before holding down [MR] for 1 second.
MEMORY OPERATION
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■■Copying memory contents
NOTE: When entering a memory name to the programmed
memory channel, operate as follow.
qSelect the desired memory channel that requires a name.
(see p. 12).
For the IC-A14
wPush [FUNC], then push [MW](MR).
• The selected memory contents copied into frequency mode and
frequency mode is selected automatically.
ePush [FUNC], then push [MW](MR) again.
rPush [MR] momentarily to select memory name entry
mode.
tPerform the steps t and y described at left page in “For
the IC-A14” to enter the desired memory name.
For the IC-A14S
wHold down [MR] for 1 second.
• The selected memory contents copied into frequency mode and
frequency mode is selected automatically.
eHold down [MR] for 1 second again.
rPush [MR] momentarily to select memory name entry
mode.
tPerform the steps t and y described at left page in “For
the IC-A14S” to enter the desired memory name.
This function copies a memory channel’s contents into the
frequency mode. This is useful when searching for signals
around a memory channel’s frequency.
qPush [MR] to select the memory mode.
wSelect the desired memory channel to be copied using
[Y]/[Z] (or keypad and [ENT], For the IC-A14 only).
• Select the desired bank if desired.
For the IC-A14
ePush [FUNC], then push [MW](MR) to copy the memory
channel’s contents into the frequency mode.
• Frequency mode is automatically selected.
For the IC-A14S
eHold down [MR] for 1 second to copy the memory channel’s contents into the frequency mode.
• Frequency mode is automatically selected.
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■■Clearing the memory contents
(Available with the IC-A14 only)
Unwanted memory channels can be cleared.
q Select the desired memory channel to be cleared. (p. 12)
• Select the desired bank if desired. (p. 12)
wPush [FUNC], then hold down [CLR] for 1 second.
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• “-- -- -- -- -- -- ” appears briefly, then the next selectable channel
appears.
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SCAN OPERATION
■■Scan types
■■COM band scan
The IC-A14 has 3 scan types to suit your needs. IC-A14S
has 2 scan types.
qPush [CLR] to select the frequency mode.
wPush [SQLY]/[SQLZ] to set the squelch level to the point
where noise just disappears.
COM BAND SCAN
108.00
MHz
136.975 Repeatedly scans
MHz a l l f r e q u e n c i e s
118.00
MHz
over the entire
COM band.
Scan
Jump
non-TAG channel
Mch 4
Mch 1
Mch 19
Mch 6
Mch 7
Mch 10
• When a signal is received, the scan pauses until the signal disappears.
• To change the scanning direction, push [Y]/[Z].
For the IC-A14S
e Hold down [Y]/[Z] for 1 second to start the scan.
MEMORY SCAN
Mch 2
For the IC-A14
ePush [FUNC], then push [SCAN](2) to start the scan.
Mch 8
non-TAG
channel
Repeatedly scans selected memory bank’s
all “TAG” memory channels. Used for checking
often-used channels and
bypassing usually busy
channels such as controltower frequencies.
WEATHER CHANNEL SCAN
Repeatedly scans all “TAG” weather channels. Weather
channels are available for the IC-A14 only.
• When a signal is received, the scan pauses until the signal disappears.
• To change the scanning direction, push [Y]/[Z].
rTo stop the scan, push [CLR].
[Z]
[Y]
Decimal point blinks during a
scan.
[CLR]
[SCAN](2)
[FUNC]
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SCAN OPERATION
■■Memory scan
■■Weather channel scan
NOTE: Program 2 or more memory channels with a “TAG”
setting to start a memory scan.
qPush [MR] to enter the memory mode.
• For the IC-A14, select the desired BANK if desired. (p. 12)
w Push [SQLY]/[SQLZ] to set the squelch level to the point
where noise just disappears.
For the IC-A14
ePush [FUNC], then push [SCAN] (2) to start the scan.
• When a signal is received, the scan pauses until the signal disappears.
• To change the scanning direction, push [Y]/[Z].
(Available with the IC-A14 only)
qPush [FUNC], then push [WX](7) to enter the weather
channel mode.
wSet squelch to the point where noise just disappears with
[SQLY]/[SQLZ].
ePush [FUNC], then push [SCAN] (2) to start the scan.
• When a signal is received, the scan pauses until it disappears.
• To change the scanning direction, push [Y]/[Z].
rTo stop the scan, push [CLR].
For the IC-A14S
e Hold down [Y]/[Z] for 1 second to start the scan.
• When a signal is received, the scan pauses until the signal disappears.
• To change the scanning direction, push [Y]/[Z].
rTo stop the scan, push
[CLR].
Decimal point blinks during a
scan.
[Z]
[Y]
Decimal point blinks during a
scan.
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[MR]
[SCAN](2)
[FUNC]
[Z]
[Y]
[SCAN](2)
[WX](7)
[FUNC]
SCAN OPERATION
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■■“TAG” channel setting
Memory and weather channels* can be specified to be
skipped for the memory and weather channel* scans respectively. The “TAG” channel function is only selectable in the
scan mode.
*For the IC-A14 only
The “
” icon appears with
the scanned channel.
No “
” icon appears with
the skipped channel.
For the IC-A14
qPush [MR] to enter the memory mode, or push [FUNC],
then push [WX](7) to select a weather channel.
• Select the desired BANK, if desired.
wS elect the desired memory/weather channel to be a
“TAG” channel.
• Select the desired BANK, if desired.
ePush [FUNC], then push [TAG](9) to set a “TAG.”
• “TAG” appears.
• Non-“TAG” channels are skipped during scan.
r To cancel the “TAG” setting, repeat above steps.
For the IC-A14S
qPush [MR] to select the memory mode.
wSelect the desired memory channel to be a “TAG” channel.
e Hold down [LIGHT] for 2 seconds to set a “TAG.”
r To cancel the “TAG” setting, repeat the above steps.
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OTHER FUNCTIONS
■■Home function
The Home function is convenient if you want to return the
transceiver to default settings without memory channels.
The following transceiver’s settings will return to the default
value.
• Operating mode (Frequency, memory or weather* channel mode
with frequency or channel number, including bank*)
• Duplex setting • ANL setting
• Key touch beep
• Squelch level • Side tone level • Microphone gain
• Internal microphone usage • Time-Out timer setting
The default settings can be modified to suits your preference
using with the optional cloning software, CS-A14.
■■Accessing the 121.5 MHz
emergency frequency
(Selectable on only the IC-A14)
The IC-A14 can quickly be set to the 121.5 MHz emergency
frequency. This function can be activated even when the key
lock function is in use.
qPush [FUNC], then [121.5](0) to call the emergency frequency.
wPush [CLR] to return to the frequency mode.
➥ Hold down [CLR] for 2 seconds
to return the transceiver into the
default setting.
Emergency initial, “E,” appears with the frequency.
[CLR]
*For only the IC-A14
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[121.5](0)
[FUNC]
OTHER FUNCTIONS
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■■Key touch beep tone
■■ANL function
The beep tone, which sounds at the push of a switch can be
set, if desired.
The ANL (Automatic Noise Limiter) function reduces noise
components on received signals, such as those caused by
engine ignition systems.
For the IC-A14
➥ Push [FUNC], then push [BEEP](8) to turn the key touch
beep tone ON or OFF.
• The Key touch beep setting is briefly displayed.
For the IC-A14S
qRotate [VOL] to turn the transceiver power OFF.
wWhile holding down [Y]/[Z], rotate [VOL] to enter the set
mode.
ePush [MR] several times to select the key touch beep
item, “BEEP.”
rPush [Y]/[Z] to select either ON or OFF.
tPush [CLR] to return to the frequency mode.
For the IC-A14
➥ Push [FUNC], then push [ANL](1) to turn the ANL
function ON or OFF.
• The “ANL” icon appears when the ANL function is ON.
The “ANL” indicator appears when the
ANL function is ON.
For the IC-A14S
qRotate [VOL] to turn the transceiver power OFF.
wWhile holding down [Y]/[Z], rotate [VOL] to enter the Set
mode.
ePush [MR] several times to select the ANL item, “ANL.”
rPush [Y]/[Z] to select either ON or OFF.
• The “ANL” icon appears when the ANL function is ON.
tPush [CLR] to return to the frequency mode.
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OTHER FUNCTIONS
■■Weather channel operation
(Selectable on only the IC-A14)
The IC-A14 has VHF marine WX (weather) channel receiving
capability for flight planning.
DWeather channel selection
qPush [FUNC], then push [WX](7) to select the WX channel mode.
• “WX--” and the previously selected WX channel number appears.
wPush [Y]/[Z] to select the desired WX channel.
ePush [CLR] to exit the WX channel mode and return to
the frequency mode.
DSetting weather alert function
An NOAA broadcast station transmits a weather alert tone
before any important weather announcements. When the
weather alert function is turned ON, the transceiver detects
the alert, and sounds a beep tone until the transceiver is operated. The previously selected (used) weather channel is
checked any time during standby, or while scanning.
➥P
ush [FUNC], then push [WX-ALT](4) to turn the weather
alert function ON or OFF.
• The “WX” icon appears when the weather alert function is ON.
Weather channel appears.
[WX](7)
[FUNC]
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The “WX” icon appears when
the weather alert is ON.
[WX-ALT](4)
[FUNC]
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■■Duplex operation (Selectable on only the IC-A14)
The duplex function allows you to call a flight service station
while receiving a VOR station. The duplex function requires
that you first enter the frequency entry of the flight service
station.
DEntering a duplex frequency
DUsing the duplex function
qPush [CLR] to select the frequency mode.
w Set a NAVI band frequency using [Y]/[Z] or the keypad.
qSet the desired frequency in the NAVI band.
• NAVI band frequency range: 108.00–117.975 MHz
ePush [FUNC], then push [DUP-W](5).
wPush [FUNC], then push [DUP](6) to turn the duplex function ON.
• NAVI band frequency range: 108.00–117.975 MHz
• The “DUP” icon blinks and the transmit frequency is displayed.
rSet the desired flight service station frequency using [Y]/
[Z] or keypad, then push [ENT].
• The displayed frequency returns to the NAVI band frequency.
• The “DUP” icon disappears.
NOTE: A duplex frequency can be entered into each
memory channel independently. Set a duplex frequency
before entering the memory channel, if desired. The duplex ON/OFF setting can also be entered into a memory
channel.
The “DUP” indicator blinks
while setting the transmit
frequency.
[DUP-W](5)
[DUP](6)
“DUP” appears while in the
duplex mode.
• The “DUP” icon appears.
eHold down [PTT] to transmit on the pre-entered transmit
frequency.
rRelease [PTT] to return to receive.
tPush [FUNC], then push [DUP](6) to cancel the function.
[FUNC]
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■■Set mode setting
The Set mode is used to enter infrequently changed function
items or options.
DSet mode items
DEntering the Set mode
Turns the ANL (Automatic Noise Limiter) function ON or OFF.
The ANL reduces received noise components such as those
caused by engine ignition systems.
qRotate [VOL] to turn the
transceiver power OFF.
wW hile holding down [Y]
and [Z], rotate [VOL] to
turn ON power and enter
the Set mode.
ePush [MR] several times
to select the desired Set
[Y]
mode item.
rPush [Y]/ [Z] to select the [Z]
desired option or value for
the item.
tPush [CLR] to return to the
frequency mode.
[VOL]
[MR]
[CLR]
For the IC-A14 only
Push [FUNC], then hold down [SET] (ENT) for 1 second to
also enter the Set mode.
For your information:
The default value of the Set mode items can be changed
with the optional CS-A14 cloning software. The default
settings are recalled by the Home function.
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• ANL— ANL function (selectable in only the IC-A14S)
• BEEP— Key touch beep (selectable in only the IC-A14S)
The beep tone sounds when you push a switch.
• MIC— Microphone gain
The internal microphone gain can be set to suit your needs.
“H” (High gain), “M” (Medium gain) and “L” (Low gain) can
be selected.
OTHER FUNCTIONS
• I.MIC— Using the internal microphone
The internal microphone can be turned OFF to use a headset.
This setting prevents unwanted audio or noise from the internal microphone when [PTT] is pushed.
• TOT— Time-out timer
Sets the time-out timer period to prevent prolonged transmissions, according to regulatory requirements. This timer cuts
OFF a transmission after the set time period.
Set the timer to between 20 and 180 seconds (in 10 second
steps) or to OFF.
Ask your dealer for local regulation details.
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■■Battery charging
Misuse of Lithium-ion batteries may result in the following
hazards: smoke, fire, or the battery may rupture. Misuse
can also cause damage to the battery or degradation of
battery performance.
D Battery caution
RDANGER! DO NOT hammer or otherwise impact the battery. Do not use the battery if it has been severely impacted
or dropped, or if the battery has been subjected to heavy
pressure. Battery damage may not be visible on the outside
of the case. Even if the surface of the battery does not show
cracks or any other damage, the cells inside the battery may
rupture or catch fire.
RDANGER! NEVER use or leave battery pack in places
with temperatures above +60°C (+140°F). High temperature buildup in the battery, such as could occur near fires or
stoves, inside a sun heated vehicle, or in direct sunlight for
long periods of time may cause the battery to rupture or catch
fire. Excessive temperatures may also degrade battery performance or shorten battery life.
RDANGER! DO NOT expose the battery to rain, snow, seawater, or any other liquids. Never charge or use a wet battery. If the battery gets wet, be sure to wipe it dry before
using.
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RDANGER! KEEP battery packs away from fire. Fire or heat
may cause them to rupture or explode. Dispose of an used
battery pack in accordance with local regulations.
RDANGER! NEVER solder the battery terminals or NEVER
modify the battery pack. This may generate heat in the battery, and the battery pack may burst, emit smoke or catch
fire.
RDANGER! Use the battery only with the transceiver for
which it is specified. Never use a battery with any other
equipment, or for any purpose that is not specified in this instruction manual.
RDANGER! If fluid from inside the battery gets in your eyes,
blindness can result. Rinse your eyes with clean water, without rubbing them, and see doctor immediately.
RWARNING! Immediately stop using the battery if it emits
an abnormal odor, heats up, or is discolored or deformed. If
any of these conditions occur, contact your Icom dealer or
distributor.
RWARNING! Immediately wash, using clean water, any part
of the body that comes into contact with fluid from inside the
battery.
RWARNING! NEVER put the battery in a microwave oven,
high-pressure container, or in an induction heating cooker.
This could cause a fire, overheating, or cause the battery to
rupture.
BATTERY PACKS AND CASE
CAUTION: Always use the battery within the specified temperature range for the transceiver (–10°C to +60°C, +14°F
to +140°F) and the battery itself (–20°C to +60°C, –4°F to
+140°F). Using the battery out of its specified temperature
range will reduce the battery’s performance and battery life.
Please note that the specified temperature range of the battery may exceed that of the transceiver. In such cases, the
transceiver may not work properly because it is out of its operating temperature range.
CAUTION: Shorter battery life could occur if the battery is left
fully charged, completely discharged, or in an excessive temperature environment (above +50°C) for an extended period
of time. If the battery must be left unused for a long time, it
must be detached from the transceiver after discharging. You
may use the battery until the remaining capacity is about half,
then keep it safely in a cool dry place with the temperature
range as below:
–20°C to +50°C, –4°F to +122°F (up to a month)
–20°C to +35°C, –4°F to +95°F (up to three months)
–20°C to +20°C, –4°F to +68°F (up to a year)
BE SURE to replace the battery pack with a new one approximately five years after manufacturing, even if it still holds a
charge. The inside battery material will become weak after a
period of time, even with little use. The estimated number of
times you can charge the battery is between 300 and 500.
Even when the battery appears to be fully charged, the operating time of the transceiver may become short when:
• Approximately five years have passed since the battery was
manufactured.
• The battery has been repeatedly charged.
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DCharging caution
RDANGER! NEVER charge the battery pack in areas with
extremely high temperatures, such as near fires or stoves,
inside a sun-heated vehicle, or in direct sunlight. In such environments, the safety/protection circuit in the battery will activate, causing the battery to stop charging.
RWARNING! NEVER charge the transceiver during a lightning storm. It may result in an electric shock, cause a fire
or damage the transceiver. Always disconnect the power
adapter before a storm.
RWARNING! NEVER charge or leave the battery in the battery charger beyond the specified time for charging. If the
battery is not completely charged by the specified time, stop
charging and remove the battery from the battery charger.
Continuing to charge the battery beyond the specified time
limit may cause a fire, overheating, or the battery may rupture.
RWARNING! NEVER insert the transceiver (battery attached to the transceiver) into the charger if it is wet or soiled.
This could corrode the battery charger terminals or damage
the charger. The charger is not waterproof.
CAUTION: NEVER charge the battery outside of the specified temperature range: BC-179 (0°C to +40°C, +32°F to
+104°F). Icom recommends charging the battery at +20°C
(+68°F). The battery may heat up or rupture if charged out of
the specified temperature range. Additionally, battery performance or battery life may be reduced.
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■■Charging the battery
DRegular charging with the BC-179+BC-174
• DO NOT modify the CP-22. A modification could cause a fire or
• A power adapter (may be supplied, depending on the transceiver
versions) or the optional cigarette lighter cable (CP-22).
• BE CAREFUL not to cut or fray the CP-22’s power cable when
Turn OFF power
CP-22 (for 12–24 V, optional)
To a cigarette
lighter socket
Power adapter
(Optional for
some versions)
Charging indicator
Be sure to turn OFF the transceiver power, when charging
the battery pack along with the transceiver.
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CAUTION!
The BC-179 provides regular charging of battery packs. The
following accessories are additionally required.
electric shock.
disconnecting or connecting the CP-22 from or to the cigarette
lighter socket.
• Charging period
Approximately 12 hours (for the BP-232N)
Approximately 13.5 hours (for the BP-232H)
• Charging indicator color information
Orange: While charging
Green:When charging is completed
Orange or green (blink):
The battery pack or the charger has a problem.
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DInstalling AD-106
DRapid charging with the BC-119N+AD-106
➥Connect the AD-106 charger adapter and the BC-119N or
BC-121N as shown below (q). Then install the AD-106
into the holder space of the BC-119N or BC-121N with the
supplied screws (w).
The optional BC-119N provides rapid charging of battery
packs. The following accessories are additionally required.
q AD-106
Connectors
• AD-106 charger adapter.
• A power adapter (may be supplied with BC-119N depending on the
charger versions) or the OPC-515L DC power cable.
Transceiver
Turn power OFF
w
Screws
(supplied with
AD-106)
Power adapter
(Not supplied with
some versions.)
Battery
pack
The AD-106 charger
adapter is installed
in the BC-119N.
Plugs
Optional OPC-515L
(for 13.8 V power
source) can be used
instead of the power
adapter.
IMPORTANT!:
Ensure the guide tabs
on the battery pack are
correctly aligned with
the guide rails inside
the charger adapter.
Tabs
Guide rails
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D Rapid charging with the BC-121N+AD-106
The optional BC-121N allows up to 6 battery packs to be
simultaneously charged. The following are additionally required.
• Six AD-106 charger adapters.
• A power adapter (BC-157S) or the DC power cable (OPC-656).
Transceiver
Turn power OFF
Battery
pack
Power adapter
(User supplied)
AD-106 charger
adapters are installed
in each slot.
■■Battery case
(optional for some versions)
DPrecaution
NEVER incinerate used battery cells since internal battery
gas may cause them to rupture.
NEVER expose a detached battery case to water. If the battery case gets wet, be sure to wipe it dry before using it.
NEVER short the terminals of the battery case. Also, current may flow into nearby metal objects. Therefore, be careful when carrying with, or placing near metal objects, carrying
in bags and so on.
When installing battery cells, make sure they are all the same
brand, type and capacity. Also, do not mix new and old battery cells together.
Install conventional alkaline cells only. Other type of batteries, such as Ni-Cd, Ni-MH, Li-ion, cannot be used.
Remove the alkaline cells when leaving the battery case unused for long time.
Keep battery contacts clean. It’s a good idea to occasionally
clean the battery terminals.
DC power cable
(OPC-656)
(Connect with the
DC power supply,
13.8 V/at least 7 A)
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IMPORTANT!:
Ensure the guide tabs
on the battery pack are
correctly aligned with
the guide rails inside
the charger adapter.
Tabs
Guide rails
Alkaline cells have a shorter operating time compared to
Li-ion battery cells. Also, the operating time differs by brand,
as well as the model type of the alkaline cell being used.
Therefore, it is recommended that you use the Li-ion battery
pack, or take spare alkaline cells with you when intending to
use the transceiver frequently, or for long periods.
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DAlkaline cells installation
Install 6 AA (LR6) size alkaline cells as described below.
qRelease the latch, and open the cover.
wInstall 6 AA (LR6) size alkaline cells.
• Install the conventional alkaline cells only.
• Be sure to observe the correct polarity.
Latch
CAUTION:
NEVER use your finger nail when releasing the latch.
Because the latch is tightly locked— you could damage
your finger nail. Instead, use something relatively flat, like
the edge of a coin or the tip of a screwdriver, to carefully
release the latch.
eAttach the cover, then close. And lock the latch until it
makes a ‘click’ sound.
CAUTION:
• When installing batteries, make sure they are all the
same brand, type and capacity. Also, do not mix new
and old batteries together.
• Keep battery contacts clean. It’s a good idea to occasionally clean the battery terminals.
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DBattery case attachment
Slide the battery case in the direction of the arrow.
• Slide the battery case until the transceiver’s battery release button
makes a ‘click’ sound.
To release the battery case:
Slide out the battery case’s battery release button in the direction of the arrow (q), and then push the release button
in the direction of the arrow (w) as shown in the illustration
below. The battery pack is then released.
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NEVER release or attach the battery case when the transceiver is wet or soiled. This may result water or dust getting into the transceiver/battery case and may result in the
transceiver being damaged.
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CLONING
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Cloning allows you to quickly and easily transfer the entered
data from one transceiver to another transceiver, or, data
from PC to a transceiver using the optional CS-A14 cloning
software.
DTransceiver to transceiver cloning
qConnect the OPC-474 CLONING CABLE to the [MIC/SP]
jack of the master and sub transceivers.
• The master transceiver is used to send data to the sub transceiver.
ePush [PTT] on the master transceiver.
• “CL.OUT” appears in the master transceiver’s display.
• “CL.IN” automatically appears on the sub transceiver’s display.
wTurn OFF the master and sub transceivers.
Master
Sub
to the speaker
connector
Master transceiver’s
indication during clone
to the speaker
connector
OPC-474
eWhile holding down [MR], rotate [VOL] to enter the cloning mode (for the master transceiver only).
• “CLONE” appears and the transceivers enter the clone standby
condition.
Sub transceiver’s
indication during clone
rWhen the cloning is finished, turn OFF power, then turn
ON again to exit the cloning mode.
NOTE: Transceiver to transceiver cloning between the ICA14 and the IC-A14S cannot be performed.
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CLONING
DCloning using PC
Data can be cloned to and from a PC (Microsoft® Windows®
2000/XP and Windows Vista™) using the optional CS-A14 CLONING SOFTWARE and the optional OPC-478 (RS-232C type) or
OPC-478UC (USB type) CLONING CABLE. Consult the CS-A14
CLONING SOFTWARE HELP file for details.
DCloning error
When the display as below appears, a cloning error has occurred.
In this case, both transceivers automatically return to the
clone standby condition and cloning must be repeated.
Microsoft, Windows and Windows Vista are registered trademarks
or trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the U.S.A. and/or other
countries.
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TROUBLESHOOTING
If your transceiver seems to be malfunctioning, please check the following points before sending it to a service center.
PROBLEM
POSSIBLE CAUSE
SOLUTION
REF.
No power comes on.
• The battery is exhausted.
• Bad connection for the battery pack.
• Recharge the battery pack.
• Reattach the battery to the transceiver.
pp. 29–31
p. 7
No sound comes from the
speaker.
• The Squelch level is too deep.
• The Volume level is too low.
• Set the squelch to the threshold point.
• Set [VOL] to a suitable level.
p. 9
Transmitting impossible.
• A WX channel or the NAVI band is selected.
• The battery is exhausted.
• Set to COM band in frequency mode.
• Recharge the battery pack.
p. 8
pp. 29–31
The operating frequency or • The lock function is activated.
memory channel can not
be changed.
Scan does not start.
• Hold down [
function OFF.
] for 2 seconds to turn the Lock p. 9
• All memory channels in the selected bank are • Set the “TAG” settings of desired channels.
not programmed as “TAG” channels.
• The Squelch is open.
• Set the squelch level tighter.
• There is not more than 2 memorized channels • Program 2 or more memory channels.
No beep sounds.
• Beep tones are turned OFF.
p. 20
p. 9
pp. 13, 14
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urn ON the beep tone.
➥ IC-A14: Push [FUNC], then push [BEEP](8). p. 22
➥ IC-A14S: Turn the beep tone ON in set mode. pp. 22, 25
DCP-22 fuse replacement
If the fuse blows, or the receiver stops functioning while using
the optional CP-22 cigarette lighter cable, find the source
of the problem and repair it. Replace any blown fuse with a
new rated one (FGB 8 A) as shown to the right.
Fuse 8 A
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SPECIFICATIONS
DGeneral
• Frequency coverage:
IC-A14
TX 118.000 to 136.975 MHz
RX 108.000 to 136.975 MHz
WX (Rx only) 161.650 to 163.275 MHz
IC-A14S TX/RX 118.000 to 136.975 MHz
• Mode:6K00A3E
16K0G3E (IC-A14/Rx only)
• Channel spacing: 25 kHz
• Number of memory channels:
IC-A14 200 (20 CH × 10 BANKS)
IC-A14S100
• Power supply requirement:Specified Icom’s battery packs
7.4 V DC standard
• Usable temperature range: –10˚C to +60˚C (+14°F to +140°F)
• Current drain (at 7.4 V DC):
Tx 1.5 A
Rxat stand by 50 mA typical
at AF max. 500 mA
• Antenna connector: BNC 50 Ω (nominal)
• Dimensions: 53 (W) × 120 (H) × 36.9 (D) mm
(projections not included) 2.1 (W) × 4.7 (H) × 1.5 (D) inch
• Weight: Approximately 180 g (6.35 oz)
(Without the battery pack and antenna.)
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frequency ±62.5 kHz range)
• External MIC connector:3-conductor 2.5(d) mm (1⁄10˝)/
150 Ω
DReceiver
• Receive system:Double conversion superheterodyne
• Intermediate frequencies:
1st 46.35 MHz, 2nd 450 kHz
• Sensitivity:
COM band (6 dB S/N)
–6 dBµ typical
NAVI band (6 dB S/N)
–3 dBµ typical (IC-A14 only)
WX channels (12 dB SINAD) –13 dBµ typical (IC-A14 only)
• Squelch sensitivity (threshold):AM
Less than 0 dBµ
FMLess than –5 dBµ
(IC-A14 only)
• Selectivity:
6 dB (More than 7.5 kHz)
60 dB (Less than 25 kHz)
• Spurious response rejection:AM
More than 60 dB
FMMore than 30 dB
(IC-A14 only)
• Audio output power:
(at 10% distortion into an 8 Ω
load, 30% modulation)
DTransmitter
• Output power:
• Modulation:
• Modulation limiting:
• Frequency stability:
• Audio harmonic distortion:Less than 10% (at 60% modulation)
• Hum and noise ratio:
More than 35 dB
• Spurious emissions:More than 46 dB (except operating
5.0 W (PEP) typical
1.5 W (CW)
Low level modulation
70 to 100%
±5 ppm
• Hum and noise:
• External SP connector:
More than 700 mW (internal SP)
More than 500 mW (external SP)
More than 35 dB at 30% mod.
3-conductor 3.5 (d) mm (1⁄8˝)/8 Ω
All stated specifications are subject to change without notice or obligation.
OPTIONS
DBATTERY PACKS
DBELT CLIPS
• BP-230N/BP-232N/BP-232H Li-ion battery packs
BP-230N: 7.4 V/980 mAh (typical), 950 mAh (minimum)
BP-232H: 7.4 V/2300 mAh (typical), 2250 mAh (minimum)
• MB-94 belt clip
Alligator type belt clip.
• MB-96F leather belt hanger
Attaches with the supplied belt clip (Fixed type).
• BP-261 battery case
Battery case for LR6 (AA) × 6 alkaline batteries.
DCHARGERS
• BC-119N desktop charger + AD-106 charger adapter
+ BC-145S ac adapter
For rapid charging of battery packs. A power adapter is supplied
with the charger depending on versions.
Charging time: approx. 3 hours when BP-232H is attached.
• BC-121N multi-charger + AD-106 charger adapter (6 pcs.)
+ BC-157S ac adapter
For rapid charging of up to 6 battery packs (six AD-106’s are required) simultaneously. A power adapter should be purchased separately. Charging time: approximately 3 hours when BP-232H is
attached.
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DDC CABLES
• CP-22 cigarette lighter cable
DC-DC converter is built-in. Charges the battery pack using 12/24 V
DC power source instead of the power adapter for BC-171/179.
• OPC-515L dc power cable for BC-119N
Charges the battery pack using 13.8 V power source instead of the
power adapter for BC-119N.
• OPC-656 dc power cable for BC-121N
Charges the battery pack using 13.8 V power source instead of the
power adapter for BC-121N.
DOTHER OPTIONS
DMICROPHONE
• CS-A14 cloning software + OPC-478/UC cloning cable
Provides quick and easy entering of items, such as memory channels or set mode contents, from a PC using the cloning cable, OPC478 (RS-232C, DB-9 type) or OPC-478UC (USB type).
• MB-130 vehicle charger bracket
Vehicle mounting bracket for BC-160 battery charger.
• OPC-499 headset adapter cable
When using an optional headset (3rd party) through the adapter, the
transceiver outputs your transmitted voice to the headset for monitoring.
• HM-173 speaker microphone
Combination speaker and microphone.
• OPC-474 cloning cable
For data cloning between transceivers.
• BC-160 desktop charger + BC-145S ac adapter
For rapid charging of BP-230N and BP-232H (Li-ion).
• BC-171 desktop charger + BC-147S ac adapter
For regular charging of BP-230N (Li-ion).
• BC-179 desktop charger + BC-147S ac adapter
For regular charging of BP-230N and BP-232H (Li-ion).
Available options may differ according to countries. Ask your authorized dealer for details.
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OPTIONAL HEADSET CONNECTION
DOPC-499 (HEADSET ADAPTER) connection
When using a headset (3rd party product) with the OPC-499 HEADSET ADAPTER, the transceiver outputs your transmitted voice
to the headset for monitoring. See “n Side tone function” (p. 11) when setting the side tone level.
PTT
PTT switch
Use a PTT switch with a 3.5 mm
(1⁄8 inch) diameter plug, if
required.
OPC-499
HEADSET
(Purchase separately)
Transceiver
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NOTICE!
Some headsets do not work properly when used with the
IC-A14/S. Therefore, ask your dealer for details about
headsets compatible with the IC-A14/S.
SAFETY TRAINING INFORMATION
Your Icom radio generates RF electromagnetic energy during transmit mode. This radio is designed for and classified
as “Occupational Use Only”, meaning it must be used only
during the course of employment by individuals aware of the
hazards, and the ways to minimize such hazards. This radio
W ARN ING
is NOT intended for use by the “General Population” in an
uncontrolled environment.
This radio has been tested and complies with the FCC and IC RF exposure limits for “Occupational Use Only”. In addition, your Icom radio
complies with the following Standards and Guidelines with regard to RF
energy and electromagnetic energy levels and evaluation of such levels
for exposure to humans:
• FCC OET Bulletin 65 Edition 97-01 Supplement C, Evaluating Compliance with FCC Guidelines for Human Exposure to Radio Frequency Electromagnetic Fields.
• American National Standards Institute (C95.1-1992), IEEE Standard
for Safety Levels with Respect to Human Exposure to Radio Frequency Electromagnetic Fields, 3 kHz to 300 GHz.
• American National Standards Institute (C95.3-1992), IEEE Recommended Practice for the Measurement of Potentially Hazardous
Electromagnetic Fields– RF and Microwave.
• The following accessories are authorized for use with this product.
Use of accessories other than those specified may result in RF exposure levels exceeding the FCC and IC requirements for wireless RF
exposure.; Belt Clip (MB-94/96F) and Rechargeable Li-ion Battery
Pack (BP-230N/232N/BP-232H).
To ensure that your expose to RF electromagnetic
energy is within the FCC and IC allowable limits for
occupational use, always adhere to the following
guidelines:
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O NOT operate the radio without a proper antenna attached, as this
may damaged the radio and may also cause you to exceed FCC and
IC RF exposure limits. A proper antenna is the antenna supplied with
this radio by the manufacturer or antenna specifically authorized by
the manufacturer for use with this radio.
• DO NOT transmit for more than 50% of total radio use time (“50% duty
cycle”). Transmitting more than 50% of the time can cause FCC and
IC RF exposure compliance requirements to be exceeded. The radio
is transmitting when “ ” appears on the function display. You can
cause the radio to transmit by pressing the “PTT” switch.
• ALWAYS keep the antenna at least 2.5 cm (1 inch) away from the
body when transmitting and only use the Icom belt-clips listed on
page 38 when attaching the radio to your belt, etc., to ensure FCC
and IC RF exposure compliance requirements are not exceeded.
To provide the recipients of your transmission the best sound quality, hold the antenna at least 5 cm (2 inches) from your mouth, and
slightly off to one side.
The information listed above provides the user with the information needed to make him or her aware of RF exposure, and what to do to assure
that this radio operates with the FCC and IC RF exposure limits of this
radio.
Electromagnetic Interference/Compatibility
During transmissions, your Icom radio generates RF energy that can possibly
cause interference with other devices or systems. To avoid such interference,
turn off the radio in areas where signs are posted to do so. DO NOT operate
the transmitter in areas that are sensitive to electromagnetic radiation such
as hospitals, aircraft, and blasting sites.
Occupational/Controlled Use
The radio transmitter is used in situations in which persons are exposed as
consequence of their employment provided those persons are fully aware
of the potential for exposure and can exercise control over their exposure.
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SAFETY TRAINING INFORMATION
Votre radio Icom produit une énergie électromagnétique
de radiofréquences (RF), en mode de transmission.
Cette radio est conçue pour un «usage professionnel
seulement» et classée comme tel, ce qui signifie qu’elle
doit être utilisée uniquement dans le cadre d'un travail
par des personnes conscientes des dangers et des mesures visant à minimiser ces dangers. Elle N’EST PAS conçue pour une
«utilisation grand public», dans un environnement non contrôlé.
Cet appareil a été évalué et jugé conforme, aux limites d’exposition aux
RF de la FCC et d’IC, pour une «utilisation grand public». En outre, votre
radio Icom satisfait les normes et directives qui suivent en matière de
niveaux d'énergie et d’énergie électromagnétique de RF et d’évaluation
de tels niveaux en ce qui concerne l’exposition humaine:
• Supplément C, édition 97-01, du Bulletin OET n° 65 de la FCC,
«Evaluating Compliance with FCC Guidelines for Human Exposure
to Radio Frequency Electromagnetic Fields».
• Norme de l’American National Standards Institute (ANSI): IEEE
C95.1-1992 sur les niveaux de sécurité compatibles avec l’exposition humaine aux champs électromagnétiques de radiofréquences (3
kHz à 300 GHz).
• Norme de l’ANSI: IEEE C95.3-1992 sur la méthode d’évaluation
recommandée du champ magnétique potentiellement dangereux des
radiofréquences et des micro-ondes.
• Les accessoires illustrés à la p. 38 sont approuvés pour une utilisation
avec ce produit. L’utilisation d’accessoires autres que ceux précisés
peut entraîner des niveaux d’exposition aux RF supérieures aux limites
établies par la FCC et d’IC en matière d’exposition aux RF sans fil.
Afin de vous assurer que votre exposition à
une énergie électromagnétique de RF se situe
dans les limites permises par la FCC et d’IC
pour une utilisation grand public, veuillez en
tout temps respecter les directives suivantes:
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• NE PAS faire fonctionner la radio sans qu’une antenne appropriée y
soit fixée, car ceci risque d’endommager la radio et causer une exposition supérieure aux limites établies par la FCC et d’IC. L’antenne appropriée est celle qui est fournie avec cette radio par le fabricant ou une
antenne spécialement autorisée par le fabricant pour être utilisée avec
cette radio.
• NE PAS émettre pendant plus de 50 % du temps total d’utilisation de
l’appareil («50 % du facteur d'utilisation»). La notion «50% du facteur
d’utilisation» s’applique également au mode VOX/PTT. Émettre pendant plus de 50 % du temps total d’utilisation peut causer une exposition aux RF supérieure aux limites établies par la FCC et d’IC. Lorsque
le voyant DEL rouge s’allume, cette radio est en train d’émettre. La
radio émettra si vous appuyez sur le bouton du microphone.
• TOUJOURS tenir l’antenne éloignée d’au moins 2,5 cm de votre corps
au moment d’émettre et utiliser uniquement l’attache pour ceinture Icom
illustrée à la p. 38, lorsque vous attachez la radio à votre ceinture, ou à
autre chose, de façon à vous assurer de ne pas provoquer une exposition aux RF supérieure aux limites fixées par la FCC et d’IC. Pour offrir
à vos interlocuteurs la meilleure qualité de transmission possible, tenez
l’antenne à au moins 5 cm de votre bouche et légèrement de côté.
Les renseignements ci-dessus fournissent à l’utilisateur toute l’information
nécessaire sur l’exposition aux RF et sur ce qu’il faut faire pour assurer que
cette radio fonctionne en respectant les limites d’exposition aux RF établies
par la FCC et d’IC.
Interférence électromagnétique et compatibilité
En mode de transmission, votre radio Icom produit de l’énergie de RF qui
peut provoquer des interférences avec d’autres appareils ou systèmes.
Pour éviter de telles interférences, mettez la radio hors tension dans les
secteurs où une signalisation l’exige. NE PAS faire fonctionner l’émetteur
dans des secteurs sensibles au rayonnement électromagnétique tels que
les hôpitaux, les aéronefs et les sites de dynamitage.
Usage professionnel/contrôlé
Ce radio émetteur est utilisé dans des cas où des personnes sont exposées
en raison de leur travail, pourvu qu’elles soient conscientes du risque d’exposition et qu’elles puissent exercer un contrôle sur cette exposition.
MEMO
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