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INSTRUCTION MANUAL

VHF TRANSCEIVER
iF3161/iF3163
Series
UHF TRANSCEIVER
iF4161/iF4163
Series

This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is


subject to the condition that this device does not cause harmful in-
terference.

The photo shows the


UHF transceiver.
IMPORTANT EXPLICIT DEFINITIONS
READ ALL INSTRUCTIONS carefully and com- WORD DEFINITION
pletely before using the transceiver.
Personal death, serious injury or an explo-
RDANGER!
SAVE THIS INSTRUCTION MANUAL This sion may occur.
instruction manual contains important operating instructions Personal injury, fire hazard or electric
for the IC-F3161T, IC-F3161S, IC-F3161DT, IC-F3161DS, RWARNING!
shock may occur.
IC-F3163T and IC-F3163S VHF TRANSCEIVERS and Equipment damage may occur.
CAUTION
IC-F4161T, IC-F4161S, IC-F4161DT, IC-F4161DS, IC-F4163T
and IC-F4163S UHF TRANSCEIVERS. If disregarded, inconvenience only. No risk
NOTE of personal injury, fire or electric shock.
See the operating guide for details of NXDN, BIIS, MDC
and LTR system operations. Ask your dealer for details.

This instruction manual includes some functions which are


usable only when they are preprogrammed by your dealer.
Ask your dealer for details.
Icom is not responsible for the destruction, damage to, or
performance of any Icom or non-Icom equipment, if the
malfunction is because of:
Icom, Icom Inc. and the Icom logo are registered trademarks of Icom Incor- Force majeure, including, but not limited to, fires,
porated (Japan) in Japan, the United States, the United Kingdom, Germany, earthquakes, storms, floods, lightning, other natural
France, Spain, Russia, Australia, New Zealand and/or other countries.
NXDN is a trademark of Icom Incorporated and JVC KENWOOD Corporation.
disasters, disturbances, riots, war, or radioactive
LTR is a registered trademark of the E.F.Johnson Technologies, INC. in the contamination.
United States. The use of Icom transceivers with any equipment that is
All other products or brands are registered trademarks or trademarks of their not manufactured or approved by Icom.
respective holders.
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PRECAUTIONS 1
2
R DANGER! NEVER short the terminals of the battery pack. Short- DO NOT push [PTT] when you do not actually intend to transmit.
ing may occur if the terminals touch metal objects such as a key, CAUTION: DO NOT modify the transceiver. The specifications may
3
so be careful when placing the battery packs (or the transceiver) in
bags, and so on. Carry them so that shorting cannot occur with metal
change and then the transceiver may not comply with the require- 4
ments of required regulations. The transceiver warranty does not
objects. Shorting may damage not only the battery pack, but also the cover any problems caused by unauthorized modification. 5
transceiver.
R DANGER! NEVER use and charge Icom battery packs with non-
CAUTION: DO NOT place or leave the transceiver in direct sunlight 6
or in areas with temperatures below +22F (30C) or above +140F
Icom transceivers or non-Icom chargers. Only Icom battery packs (+60C). 7
are tested and approved for use with Icom transceivers orcharged
with Icom chargers. Using third-party or counterfeit battery packs or
DO NOT operate the transceiver near unshielded electrical blasting 8
caps or in an explosive atmosphere.
chargers may cause smoke, fire, or cause the battery to burst.
DO NOT use harsh solvents such as Benzine or alcohol when clean- 9
R WARNING! NEVER hold the transceiver so that the antenna is
ing, because they will damage the transceiver surfaces.
very close to, or touching exposed parts of the body, especially the 10
face or eyes, while transmitting. The transceiver will perform best if BE CAREFUL! The transceiver will become hot when operating it
the microphone is 2 to 4 in. (5 to 10 cm) away from the lips and the continuously for long periods of time. 11
transceiver is vertical. KEEP the transceiver away from the heavy rain, and Never immerse 12
R WARNING! NEVER operate the transceiver with a headset or it in the water. The transceiver meets IP55* requirements for dust-
other audio accessories at high volume levels. The continuous high protection and water jet resistance. 13
volume operation may cause a ringing in your ears. If you experience However, once the transceiver has been dropped, dust-protection
the ringing, reduce the volume level or discontinue use. and water jet resistance cannot be guaranteed due to the fact that
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CAUTION: DO NOT operate the transceiver while driving a vehicle. the transceiver may be cracked, or the waterproof seal damaged, etc. 15
Safe driving requires your full attentionanything less may result in * Only when the supplied battery pack, flexible antenna and connec-
an accident. tor cover are attached.
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CAUTION: DO NOT attach the battery unless the flexible antenna,
battery pack and jack cover are securely attached to the transceiver.
Confirm that the antenna and battery pack are dry before attaching.
Exposing the inside of the transceiver to dust or water can cause
serious damage to the transceiver.
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VOICE CODING TECHNOLOGY FCC INFORMATION
The AMBE+2 voice coding Technology embodied in this FOR CLASS A UNINTENTIONAL RADIATORS:
product is protected by intellectual property rights including This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the
patent rights, copyrights and trade secrets of Digital Voice limits for a Class A digital device, pursuant to part 15 of the
Systems, Inc. This voice coding Technology is licensed solely FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable
for use within this Communications Equipment. The user of protection against harmful interference when the equipment is
this Technology is explicitly prohibited from attempting to ex- operated in a commercial environment. This equipment gener-
tract, remove, decompile, reverse engineer, or disassemble ates, uses, and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not
the Object Code, or in any other way convert the Object Code installed and used in accordance with the instruction manual,
into a human-readable form. U.S. Patent Nos. may cause harmful interference to radio communications.
#5,870,405, #5,826,222, #5,754,974, #5,701,390, #5,715,365, Operation of this equipment in a residential area is likely to
#5,649,050, #5,630,011, #5,581,656, #5,517,511, #5,491,772, cause harmful interference in which case the user will be re-
#5,247,579, #5,226,084 and #5,195,166. quired to correct the interference at his own expense.

CAUTION: Changes or modifications to this transceiver, not ex-


pressly approved by Icom Inc., could void your authority to oper-
ate this transceiver under FCC regulations.

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TABLE OF CONTENTS 1
2
IMPORTANT........................................................................... i 4 BATTERY CHARGING.............................................1923
3
EXPLICIT DEFINITIONS........................................................ i Caution........................................................................19
PRECAUTIONS..................................................................... ii Optional battery chargers............................................21 4
VOICE CODING TECHNOLOGY......................................... iii 5 BATTERY CASE.............................................................24 5
FCC INFORMATION............................................................ iii Optional battery case (BP-240)...................................24
6
1 ACCESSORIES............................................................13 6 SWIVEL BELT CLIP.................................................2526
Supplied accessories....................................................1 MB-93 contents...........................................................25 7
Accessory attachments.................................................1 To attach......................................................................25 8
2 PANEL DESCRIPTION...............................................410 To detach.....................................................................26
9
Front panel....................................................................4 7 SPEAKER MICROPHONE.............................................27
Function display............................................................5 Optional HM-169/HM-170GP description.....................27 10
Programmable function keys.........................................6 To attach......................................................................27 11
3 BASIC OPERATION.................................................1118 8 OPTIONS..................................................................2831
Turning power ON.......................................................11
12
9 SAFETY TRAINING INFORMATION........................3234
Channel selection........................................................12 13
Call procedure.............................................................13 14
Receiving and transmitting..........................................13
User set mode.............................................................16 15
Scrambler function......................................................16 16
Stun function...............................................................16
Emergency transmission.............................................17
Man Down Emergency Call.........................................17
Automatic Key Lock function.......................................18
Priority A channel selection.........................................18
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1 ACCESSORIES

Supplied accessories Accessory attachments


The following accessories are supplied. D Flexible antenna
Connect the supplied flexible antenna
Flexible antenna Battery pack Belt clip to the antenna connector.
(This illustration is
for the UHF type.) CAUTION:
NEVER carry the transceiver by
holding only the antenna.
D O NOT connect the antenna
other than listed on page 29.
Transmitting without an antenna
Connector cover may damage the transceiver.
(with screw)

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ACCESSORIES 1

D Battery pack D Belt clip 1


To attach the battery pack: To attach the belt clip:
Slide the battery pack on the back of the transceiver in the direc- q Remove the battery pack if it is attached. 2
tion of the arrow (q), then lock it with the battery release button. w Slide the belt clip in the direction of the arrow until the belt 3
Slide the battery pack until the battery release button makes a click clip is locked and makes a click sound.
sound. 4
To remove the battery pack: 5
Push the battery release button in the direction of the arrow
(w) as shown below. The battery pack is then removed.
6
 EVER remove or attach the battery pack when the trans-
N 7
ceiver is wet or soiled. This may result water or dust get- 8
ting into the transceiver/battery pack and may result in the
transceiver being damaged. 9
To detach the belt clip: 10
q Remove the battery pack if it is attached. 11
w Pinch the clip (q), and slide the belt clip in the direction of
Battery pack
the arrow (w). 12
q
w 13
14
q
15
16
Battery release
button
w

NOTE: Keep the battery pack terminals clean. Its a good


idea to occasionally clean them.
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1 ACCESSORIES

D Connector cover
To attach the connector cover: To detach the connector cover:
q Insert the connector cover into the multi-connector. qR  emove the screw using a phillips screwdriver.
w Tighten the screw. w Detach the connector cover for the optional equipment
connector.

Multi-
connector

q
w

w q

Connector
cover

CAUTION:
Attach the connector cover when the optional equipment
is not used. Otherwise the terminals of the multi-connec-
tor may be shorted by metal object, etc., and this could
damage the transceiver.

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PANEL DESCRIPTION 2
Front panel 1
q r DEALER-PROGRAMMABLE KEY [Side1] 2
w !2  Desired function can be programmed by your dealer. 3
e (p. 6)
!1 4
t PTT SWITCH [PTT]
r Speaker Push and hold to transmit; release to receive. 5
!0 y DEALER-PROGRAMMABLE KEYS [Side2]/[Side3] 6
t Desired function can be programmed independently by
Microphone
your dealer. (p. 6)
7
o 8
u 10-KEYPAD (Depending on version)
y
i The keypad allows you to enter digits to: 9
Select memory channels
Select tone channels 10
u Select DTMF codes (during transmit)
Set TX codes 11
Start up with the password 12
i DEALER-PROGRAMMABLE KEYS [P0] to [P3]
Desired function can be programmed independently by
13
q ROTARY SELECTOR your dealer. (p. 6) 14
R
 otate to select the pre-programmed memory channels or
the operating zone. (Depending on the pre-setting)
o FUNCTION DISPLAY (p. 5) 15
Displays a variety of information such as an operating
w ANTENNA CONNECTOR channel number/name, Set mode contents, DTMF code, 16
Connects the supplied antenna. (p. 1) selected function, etc.
e DEALER-PROGRAMMABLE KEY [EMR]
D
 esired function can be programmed by your dealer.
(p. 6)

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2 PANEL DESCRIPTION

!0 MULTI-CONNECTOR
Connect an optional equipment.
Function display
q w e r ty u i

Connector cover
NOTE: Attach the connec-
tor cover when the optional
equipment is not used.
See page 3 for details.
o

CALA TXCU TXC SET !0

q SIGNAL STRENGTH INDICATOR


!1 BUSY/TRANSMIT INDICATOR
 Indicates relative signal strength level.
 Lights green while receiving a signal, or when the
squelch is open. w LOW POWER INDICATOR
 Lights red while transmitting.  Appears when low output power is selected.
!2 VOLUME CONTROL [VOL] e AUDIBLE INDICATOR
R otate to turn the power ON/OFF and adjusts the audio  Appears when the channel is in the audible (unmute)
level. condition.
 Appears when the matched signal is received.
r COMPANDER INDICATOR
 Appears when the compander function is activated.
t SCRAMBLER INDICATOR
 Appears when the voice scrambler function is activated.

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PANEL DESCRIPTION 2

Programmable function keys 1


y BELL INDICATOR
2
The following functions can be assigned to [EMR], [Side1],
 Appears/blinks when the matched signal is received, ac- [Side2], [Side3], [P0], [P1], [P2] and [P3] programmable 3
cording to the pre-programming. function keys.
Consult your Icom dealer or system operator for details con-
4
u CALL CODE MEMORY INDICATOR
 Appears when the call code memory is selected.
cerning your transceivers programming. 5
If the programmable function names are bracketed in the fol-
i BATTERY INDICATOR lowing explanations, the specific key is used to activate the 6
 Appears or blinks when the battery power decreases to a function depends on the programming. 7
specified level.
CH UP AND DOWN KEYS UP DOWN 8
Indication
Push to select an operating channel. When [Rotary selec- 9
Charging tor] selects operating channel, this key is not available.
Battery level Full Middle No battery
required Push to select a transmit code channel after pushing 10
blinks when the battery is over charged. [TX Code CH Select]. 11
blinks when the battery is exhausted.
Push to select a DTMF channel after pushing [DTMF Au-
todial]. 12
Push to select a scan group after pushing and holding
o ALPHANUMERIC DISPLAY
[Scan].
13
 Displays an operating channel number, channel name,
Set mode contents, DTMF code, etc. Push to select the desired application type, individual/talk- 14
group ID, TX status message and SDM (Short Data Mes-
The indication mode can be selected from 1 line or 2
sage) after pushing [Digital Button].
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lines. Ask your dealer for details.
In this instruction manual, the LCD illustration is described 16
using the 2 lines indication mode.

!0 KEY INDICATOR
 Indicate the programmed function of the front panel keys
([P0], [P1], [P2] and [P3]).

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2 PANEL DESCRIPTION

ZONE KEY ZONE SCAN ADD/DEL (TAG) KEY SCAD


Push this key, then push [CH Up] or [CH Down] to select Push to add channel to, or delete it from the current scan
the desired zone. When [Rotary selector] selects operating group.
zone, this key operation is not available. 1. Push to indicate the scan group, then push [CH Up] or
[CH Down] to select the desired group.
 hat is zone? Selected channels are assigned to a
W
2. Push to add or delete the channel to/from the selected
zone according to how they are to be used in a group. For
scan group.
example, Staff A and Staff B are assigned into a Busi-
3. Push and hold for 1 sec. to exit the scan group selection
ness zone, and John and Cindy are assigned into a Pri-
mode.
vate zone.
Push this key while scan is paused (a signal is detected)
on a channel (except for priority channel,) the channel is
ZONE UP AND DOWN KEYS ZNUP ZNDN
cleared from the scan group.
Push to select an operating zone. When [Rotary selector] se-
lects operating zone, this key is not available.  epending on the setting, the cleared channel is added
D
to the scan group again after the scan is cancelled.
SCAN KEY SCAN (Nuisance Delete function)
Push to start and cancel scanning operation.
When Power ON Scan function is activated, push to pause the PRIORITY CHANNEL KEYS PRA PRAR PRB PRBR
scanning operation. And the paused scan restarts after the Push to select Priority A or Priority B channel.
specified time period has passed. Push and hold [Prio A (Rewrite)] or [Prio B (Rewrite)] for
Push and hold this key for 1 sec. to indicate the scan list, 1 sec. to rewrite the Priority A or Priority B channel for the
then push [CH Up] or [CH Down] to select the desired list. operating channel.

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PANEL DESCRIPTION 2

MEMORY CH 1/2/3/4 KEYS CH1 CH2 CH3 CH4 LONE WORKER KEY LONE 1
Push to select the memory channels 1 to 4 directly. Push to turn the Lone Worker function ON or OFF.
If the Lone Worker function is activated, the Emergency function is 2
MONI KEY MON automatically turned ON after the specified time period has passed
with no operation is performed. 3
Push to mute and release the CTCSS (DTCS) or 2-Tone
squelch mute. Open any squelch/deactivate any mute 4
while pushing and holding this key. (LMR operation only) HIGH/LOW KEY H/L
Activates one of (or two of) the following functions on each Push to select the transmit output power temporarily or per- 5
channel independently: (PMR operation only) manently, depending on the pre-setting. 6
Push and hold to un-mute the channel (audio is emitted; Audible Ask your dealer for the output power level for each selection.
condition). 7
Push to mute the channel (sets to Inaudible only). TONE/RAN CH SELECT KEY T SEL
Push after the communication is finished to send a reset code. While in analog mode operation, push to enter the continu-
8
(5-Tone/BIIS operation only) ous tone channel selection mode. Then select the desired 9
 OTE: The un-mute condition (Audible condition) may
N tone frequency/code setting with [CH Up] or [CH Down].
After the selection, push this key again to set.
10
automatically return to the mute condition (Inaudible
condition) after a specified period. While in digital mode operation, push to enter the RAN 11
channel selection mode. Then select the desired RAN set-
LIGHT KEY LIGT ting with [CH Up] or [CH Down]. After the selection, push 12
Push to turn the transceivers backlight ON temporarily only this key again to set. 13
when the backlight function is turned OFF in the User Set While in mixed (digital and analog) mode operation, push
mode. to enter the continuous tone channel selection mode. Then 14
select the desired tone frequency/code setting with [CH 15
LOCK KEY LOCK Up] or [CH Down]. After the selection, push this key to set.
Push and hold for 1 sec. to electronically lock all program- After that, the RAN channel selection screen appears. Se- 16
mable keys for preventing accidental frequency changes lect the desired RAN setting with [CH Up] or [CH Down].
and unnecessary function access except the following: After the selection, push this key again to set.
[PTT], [Call] (incl. Call A and Call B), [Moni(Audi)],
[Light], [Emergency], [Surveillance], [Lone Worker] and
[OPT 1/2/3].
Push and hold for 1 sec. again to turn the lock function OFF. 8
2 PANEL DESCRIPTION

C.TONE CH ENT KEY TSEL CALL KEYS CALL CALA CALB


Push to enter the continuous tone channel selection mode. Push to transmit a 2/5-Tone or BIIS ID code.
Then select the desired tone frequency/code setting with [CH Call transmission is necessary before you call another station
Up]/[CH Down]. The selected channel remains set as the depending on your signaling system.
continuous tone channel until another channel is designated [Call A] and/or [Call B] may be available when your system employs
as such. selective Individual/Group calls. Ask your dealer which call is
assigned to each key.
TALK AROUND KEY TA
EMERGENCY KEY EMR
Push to turn the talk around function ON and OFF.
The talk around function equalizes the transmit frequency to the
Push and hold to transmit the emergency call.
The emergency call transmits with beeps; the display does not
receive frequency for transceiver-to-transceiver communication.
change.
The transceiver can transmit the emergency call silently or with the
WIDE/NARROW KEY W/N display changes depending on the pre-setting. Ask your dealer for
Push to toggle the IF bandwidth between wide and narrow. details.
If you want to cancel the emergency call, push and hold the key
DTMF AUTODIAL KEY DTMA again before transmitting the call.
Push to enter the DTMF channel selection mode. Then select The emergency call is transmitted one time only or repeatedly until
the desired DTMF channel using [CH Up]/[CH Down]. After receiving a control code, depending on the pre-setting.
selecting the DTMF channel, push again to transmit the
selected DTMF code. SURVEILLANCE KEY SURV
Push to turn the surveillance function ON or OFF.
RE-DIAL KEY DTMR When this function is turned ON, the beep is not emitted and
Push to transmit the last-transmitted DTMF code. the LCD backlight does not light when a signal is received or
a key is pushed, etc.

TX CODE ENTER KEYS TXCE


Push to enter the ID code edit mode directly, for both 5-Tone
and MSK. Then set the desired digit using [CH Up]/[CH
Down]. (p. 15)

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PANEL DESCRIPTION 2

TX CODE CHANNEL SELECT KEY TXC USER SET MODE KEY SET 1
Push to enter the TX code channel selection mode. Then set Push and hold for 1 sec. to enter the User Set mode.
the desired channel using [CH Up]/[CH Down]. (pp. 14, 15) During the User Set mode, push this key to select an item, and 2
change the value or condition using push [CH Up]/[CH Down].
Push and hold this key for 1 sec. again to exit the User Set
3
TX CODE CHANNEL UP/DOWN KEYS TXCU TXCD
Push to select a TX code channel directly. mode. 4
ID-MEMORY SELECT KEY IDMS OPT OUT KEYS OP1 OP2 OP3 5
Recalls detected ID codes. Push to control the output signal level from the optional unit 6
Push this key, then select the ID code using [CH Up]/[CH connector.
Down]. 7
Up to 5 IDs are memorized. OPT MOMENTARY KEYS O1M O2M O3M 8
Push and hold for 1 sec. to erase the selected IDs. Push to control the output signal level from the optional unit
connector. 9
SCRAMBLER/ENCRYPTION KEY SCR
While in the analog mode operation, push to toggle the
10
voice scrambler function ON and OFF. 11
While in the digital mode operation, push to toggle the
encryption transmission function ON and OFF.
12
13
COMPANDER KEY COMP
Push to toggle the compander function ON and OFF. 14
The compander function reduces noise components from the 15
transmitting audio to provide clear communication.
16

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3 BASIC OPERATION

Turning power ON
 rior to using the transceiver for the first time, the battery
P D Battery type selection
pack must be fully charged for optimum life and operation. The battery type must be selected according to the attaching
(p. 19) battery type when tuning the transceiver ON.

q Rotate [VOL] to turn the power ON. While pushing and holding [Emer] and [PTT], rotate [VOL]
w If the transceiver is programmed for a start up password, to toggle the attaching battery type.
input the digit codes as directed by your dealer. After the display appears, release [Emer] and [PTT].
1 0-keypad can be used for password input depending on DRY BATT is displayed for about 3 sec. then Lo (low power
version. indicator) appears when the battery case operation is selected.
The keys in the table below can be used for password input. LI-ION is displayed for about 3 sec. when the Lithium-ion bat-
The transceiver detects numbers in the same block as identical. tery operation is selected.
Therefore 01234 and 56789 are the same.
This operation may not be available depending on the pre-setting.
KEY P0 P1 P2 P3 (Side1) Ask your dealer for details.

0 1 2 3 4
NUMBER
5 6 7 8 9

e When the PASSWORD indication does not clear after


inputting 6 digits, the input code number may be incorrect.
Turn the power off and start over in this case.

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BASIC OPERATION 3

Channel selection 1
2
Several types of channel selections are available. Methods D Voting operation (for zone selection)
may differ according to your system set up. The transceiver automatically starts scanning when a zone, 3
specified for the voting operation, is selected.
NON-ZONE TYPE:
4
The voting scan detects the S-meter of the repeater and
To select the desired operating channel: automatically selects the strongest station. 5
Push [CH Up] or [CH Down].
Rotate [ROTARY SELECTOR]*.
6
- Up to pre-programmed 16 channels can be selected. 7
Push one of [MR-CH 1] to [MR-CH 4].
8
ZONE TYPE: 9
To select the desired zone:
Push [Zone], then push [CH Up] or [CH Down]. 10
Push [Zone Up] or [Zone Down]. 11
Rotate [ROTARY SELECTOR]*.
- Up to pre-programmed 16 zones can be selected. 12
* Depending on the pre-setting. 13
When [Rotary selector] selects Operating channel, [CH Up]/[CH 14
Down] are not available.
When [Rotary selector] selects Operating zone, [Zone]/[Zone Up]/ 15
[Zone Down] are not available.
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AUTOMATIC SCAN TYPE:
Channel setting is not necessary for this type. When turning
power ON, the transceiver automatically starts scanning.
Scanning stops when receiving a call.

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3 BASIC OPERATION

Call procedure Receiving and transmitting


When your system employs tone signalling (excluding CAUTION: Transmitting without an antenna may damage
CTCSS and DTCS), this call procedure may be necessary the transceiver. See page 1 for accessory attachments.
prior to voice transmission. The tone signalling employed may
be a selective calling system which allows you to call specific Receiving:
station(s) only and prevent unwanted stations from contacting q Rotate [VOL] to turn the power ON.
you. w Push [CH Up] or [CH Down], or rotate [ROTARY SELEC-
TOR]* to select the conventional system channel, in se-
q Select the desired TX code channel or 2/5-Tone code quence.
according to your System Operators instructions. *Depending on the pre-setting.
This may not be necessary depending on programming. e When receiving a call, adjust the audio output level to a
Refer to pages 14 or 15 for selection. comfortable listening level.
w Push [Call] (assigned to one of the dealer programmable NOTE: When a matched RX code signal is received, audio
keys). from the microphone is automatically transmitted for a
e After transmitting, the remainder of your communication specified time period.*
can be carried out in the normal fashion. * Depending on the presetting. Ask your dealer for details.
Selective calling Non-selective calling
Transmitting:
Wait for the channel to become clear to avoid interference.
q While pushing and holding [PTT], speak into the micro-
phone at a normal voice level.
When a tone signalling system is used, the call procedure de-
scribed at the previous page may be necessary.
w Release [PTT] to return to receive.

IMPORTANT: To maximize the audio quality of your signal;


1. Pause briefly after pushing [PTT].
2. Hold the microphone 5 to 10 cm (2 to 4 inches) from
your mouth, then speak into the microphone at a normal
voice level.
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BASIC OPERATION 3

1
D Transmitting notes D TX code channel selection 2
Transmit inhibit function If the transceiver has [TX Code CH Select] assigned to it, 3
The transceiver has several inhibit functions which restrict the indication can be toggled between the operating channel
transmission under the following conditions: number (or name) and TX code channel number (or name). 4
- The channel is in mute condition (Inaudible condition; When the TX code channel number (or name) is displayed, 5
(Audible indicator) does not appear.) [CH Up] or [CH Down] selects the TX code channel.
- The channel is busy. 6
- Un-matched (or matched) CTCSS is received. USING [TX CODE CH SELECT] KEY: 7
(Depending on the pre-setting.) q Push [TX Code CH Select] a TX code channel number
- The selected channel is a receive only channel. (or name) appears. 8
w Push [CH Up] or [CH Down] to select the desired TX code 9
Time-out timer channel.
After continuous transmission for the pre-programmed time e After selecting, push [TX Code CH Select] to set. 10
period, the time-out timer starts, causing the transceiver to Return to the stand-by mode.
stop transmitting. r Push [Call] to transmit the selected TX code.
11
12
Penalty timer USING [TX CODE CH UP]/[TX CODE CH DOWN] KEY:
Once the time-out timer starts, transmission is further inhib- If the transceiver has a [TX Code CH Up] or [TX Code CH 13
ited for a period determined by the penalty timer. Down] key assignment, the programmed TX code channel 14
can be selected directly when pushed.
15
16
Continue to the next page

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3 BASIC OPERATION

D TX code number edit (PMR operation only) USING [TX CODE ENTER] KEY:
If the transceiver has [TX Code CH Select] or [TX Code q After pushing [TX Code CH Select], push [CH Up] or [CH
Enter] assigned to it, TX code contents can be edited within Down],
the allowable digits. or push [TX Code CH Up] or [TX Code CH Down] to select
the desired TX code channel.
USING [TX CODE CH SELECT] KEY: w Push [TX Code Enter] to enter the TX code edit mode.
q Push [TX Code CH Select] to enter the TX code channel The digit to be edited blinks.
selection mode. e Push [TX Code Enter] to select the desired digit to be ed-
Select the desired operating channel before entering the TX ited.
code channel selection mode if necessary. r Push [CH Up]/[CH Down] to select the desired digit.
w Push [TX Code CH Select] for 1 sec. to enter the TX code t Push [TX Code Enter] to set. The digit to the right will blink
edit mode. automatically.
The digit to be edited blinks. y Repeat r and t to edit all allowable digits.
e Push [TX Code CH Select] to select the desired digit to be u After editing, push [TX Code Enter] to set.
edited. Return to the stand-by mode.
r Push [CH Up]/[CH Down] to select the desired digit. i Push [Call] to transmit.
t Push [TX Code CH Select] to set. The digit to the right will
blink automatically. D DTMF transmission
y Repeat r and t to edit all allowable digits. If the transceiver has [DTMF Autodial] assigned to it, the
u After editing, push [TX Code CH Select] to set. automatic DTMF transmission function is available. Up to 8
Return to the stand-by mode. DTMF channels are available.
i Push [Call] to transmit.
q Push [DTMF Autodial] a DTMF channel appears.
w Push [CH Up] or [CH Down] to select the desired DTMF
channel.
e Push [DTMF Autodial] to transmit the DTMF code.

15
BASIC OPERATION 3

User set mode Scrambler function 1


The User Set mode allows you to set seldom-changed set- The voice scrambler function provides private communica-
2
tings. If the transceiver has [User Set Mode] assigned to it, tion between stations. All versions have a built-in frequency 3
you can customize the transceiver operation to suit your inversion type scrambler; however, an optional rolling or non-
preferences and operating style. rolling type is available as well. 4
5
Entering the User Set mode: Push [Scrambler] to toggle the scrambler function ON or
q Push and hold [User Set Mode] to enter the User Set OFF. 6
mode.
w Push [User Set Mode] several times to select the appro-
(Scrambler indicator) appears when the function is ON. 7
priate item. Then push [CH Up] or [CH Down] to set the 8
desired level/condition. Stun function 9
In the User Set mode, the selectable items are preset by your
dealer. The presetable items are Backlight, LCD contrast, When the specified ID, set as a stun ID or kill ID, is received, 10
Beep, Beep Level, Ringer Level, SQL Level, AF Min Level, the stun function is activated.
Mic Gain, VOX Gain*, VOX Delay*, Battery Voltage, Signal When the stun ID is received, the transceiver becomes unus- 11
Moni, Lone Worker and System Info.
able. Entering of the password (p. 11) or receiving a specified 12
* Appears only when the external VOX unit is connected.
ID, set as a revive ID, is necessary to operate the transceiver
e Push and hold [User Set Mode] again to exit the User Set 13
again in this case.
mode.
When the kill ID is received, the transceiver switches to the 14
cloning required condition. Cloning the transceiver is neces-
sary to operate the transceiver again in this case. 15
16

16
3 BASIC OPERATION

Emergency transmission
When [Emergency] is pushed for the specified time period*, DNOTES
the emergency signal is transmitted once, or repeatedly, on Depending on the presetting, the following functions are auto-
the specified emergency channel. matically activated. Ask your dealer for details.
Auto TX function
A repeat emergency signal is automatically transmitted until
After the emergency call transmission, audio from the micro-
the transceiver receives an acknowledgement signal, or you
phone is automatically transmitted for a specified time period.*
turn the transceiver power OFF.
When no emergency channel is specified, the signal is trans- Auto RX function
mitted on the previously selected channel. After the emergency call transmission, the transceiver stands
by in the audible mode for the specified time period.*
If you want to cancel the emergency call, push and hold
[Emergency] again before transmitting the call.
Man Down Emergency Call
If your transceiver is programmed for Silent operation, you
can transmit an Emergency call without the beep sounding This function requires the optional UT-124R man down unit.
and the LED indicator lighting. When the transceiver has been left in a horizontal position for
the specified time period*, the transceiver enters the emer-
IMPORTANT: It is recommended to set an emergency gency mode, and then the countdown starts.
channel individually to provide the certain emergency call After the specified time period* has passed, an emergency
operation. call is automatically transmitted once, or repeatedly.
If the transceiver is placed in a vertical position before the first
transmission, the transceiver exits the emergency mode and
the emergency call is cancelled.
* Depending on the presetting. Ask your dealer for details. IMPORTANT: It is recommended to set an emergency
channel individually to provide the certain emergency call
operation.

17
BASIC OPERATION 3

Automatic Key Lock function 1


2
When [Lock] is assigned to any key and the Automatic Key Lock
timer is pre-programmed* by your dealer, the key lock function 3
can be automatically turned ON after the specified time period
has passed without operation during standby condition.
4
While the lock function is ON, push and hold [Lock] for 1sec.
5
to turn the function OFF. 6
*When 0 is programmed, this function is not available. 7
8
Priority A channel selection 9
When one of the following operations is performed, the trans- 10
ceiver selects the Priority A channel automatically.
11
Turning the power ON
The Priority A channel is selected each time the trans-
12
ceiver power is turned ON. 13
Status call
The Priority A channel is selected when transmitting a 14
status call. (BIIS operation only) 15
Clear down
The Priority A channel is selected after the clear down 16
signal is transmitted.

18
4 BATTERY CHARGING

Caution R DANGER! NEVER strike or otherwise impact the battery


pack. Do not use the pack if it has been severely impacted or
Misuse Misuse of Li-ion batteries may result in the following dropped, or if it has been subjected to heavy pressure. Battery
hazards: smoke, fire, or the battery cells may rupture. damage may not be visible on the outside of the case. Even
Misuse can also cause damage to the battery pack or if the surface of the pack does not show cracks or any other
damage, the cells inside the pack may rupture or catch fire.
degradation of the packs performance.
R DANGER! NEVER place battery packs near a fire. Fire or
D Battery caution heat may cause them to rupture or explode. Dispose of used
packs in accordance with local regulations.
R DANGER! NEVER short the terminals of the battery pack.
Shorting may occur if the terminals touch metal objects such R DANGER! NEVER use the battery pack with a transceiver
as a key, so be careful when placing the packs (or the trans- for which it is not specified. Never use a pack with any other
ceiver) in bags, and so on. Carry them so that shorting cannot equipment, or for any purpose that is not specified in the
occur. Shorting may damage not only the pack, but also the transceivers instruction manual.
transceiver. R DANGER! NEVER let fluid from inside the battery cells get
R DANGER! NEVER leave the battery pack in places with in your eyes. If it does, blindness can result. Rinse your eyes
temperatures above +60C (+140F). High temperature with clean water, without rubbing them, and immediately go
buildup in the battery cells, such as could occur near fires or to a doctor.
stoves, inside a sun heated vehicle, or in direct sunlight for R DANGER! NEVER use and charge Icom battery packs
long periods of time may cause the battery cells to rupture or with non-Icom transceivers or non-Icom chargers. Only Icom
catch fire. Excessive temperatures may also degrade battery battery packs are tested and approved for use with Icom
packs performance or shorten the battery cells life. transceivers or charged with Icom chargers.
R DANGER! NEVER solder the battery cells terminals, and Using third-party or counterfeit packs or chargers may cause
NEVER modify the battery pack. This may cause heat genera- smoke, fire, or cause the battery cells to burst.
tion, and the battery cells may burst, emit smoke or catch fire. R WARNING! NEVER put the battery pack in a microwave
R DANGER! NEVER expose the battery pack to rain, snow, oven, high-pressure container, or in an induction heating
seawater, or any other liquids. Do not charge or use a wet bat- cooker. This could cause a fire, overheating, or cause the bat-
tery pack. If the pack gets wet, be sure to wipe it dry before tery cells to rupture.
using. The battery pack itself is not waterproof. R WARNING! NEVER use the battery pack if it emits an ab-
normal odor, heats up, or is discolored or deformed. If any of
19 these conditions occur, contact your Icom dealer or distributor.
BATTERY CHARGING 4

R WARNING! NEVER Iet fluid from inside the battery cells D Charging caution 1
come in contact with your body. If it does, immediately wash
R DANGER! NEVER charge the battery pack in areas with
with clean water.
extremely high temperatures, such as near fires or stoves,
2
CAUTION: DO NOT use the battery pack out of the speci- inside a sun-heated vehicle, or in direct sunlight. In such envi- 3
fied temperature range for the transceiver (30C to +60C; ronments, the safety/protection circuit in the pack will activate
22F to +140F) and the battery itself (20C to +60C; 4F and stop charging.
4
to +140F). Using the pack out of its specified temperature
R DANGER! NEVER charge the transceiver during a light- 5
range will reduce its performance and the battery cells life.
ning storm. It may result in an electric shock, cause a fire 6
CAUTION: Shorter battery pack life could occur if the pack or damage the transceiver. Always disconnect the power
is left fully charged, completely discharged, or in an exces- adapter before a storm. 7
sive temperature environment (above +50C; +122F) for an
extended period of time. If the battery must be left unused for R WARNING! NEVER charge or leave the battery pack in 8
a long time, it must be detached from the transceiver after dis- the battery charger beyond the specified time for charging. If
charging. You may use the battery until the remaining capacity the battery is not completely charged by the specified time, 9
is about half, then keep it safely in a cool dry place in the fol- stop charging and remove it from the battery charger. Con- 10
lowing temperature range: tinuing to charge the pack beyond the specified time limit may
20C to +50C (4F to +122F) (within a month) cause a fire, overheating, or the battery cells may rupture. 11
20C to +40C (4F to +104F) (within three months) R WARNING! NEVER insert the transceiver (with the battery 12
20C to +20C (4F to +68F) (within a year) pack attached) into the charger if it is wet or soiled. This could
BE SURE to replace the battery pack with a new one approxi- corrode the battery charger terminals or damage the charger. 13
mately five years after manufacturing, even if it still holds a
charge. The inside battery material will become weak after a
The charger is not waterproof. 14
CAUTION: NEVER charge the battery outside of the speci-
period of time, even with little use. The estimated number of
fied temperature range: BC-160 (0C to +40C; +32F to
15
times you can charge the battery is between 300 and 500.
Even when the battery appears to be fully charged, the oper-
+104F). Icom recommends charging the battery at +20C 16
ating time of the transceiver may become short when:
(+68F). The battery may heat up or rupture if charged out of
Approximately five years have passed since the pack was the specified temperature range. Additionally, battery perfor-
manufactured. mance or battery life may be reduced.
The battery has been repeatedly charged.

20
4 BATTERY CHARGING

Optional battery chargers


D Rapid charging with the BC-160 D Regular charging with the BC-171
The optional BC-160 provides rapid charging of the Li-ion The optional BC-171 provides regular charging of the Li-ion
battery pack. battery pack.
Charging time: Approximately 3.5 hours (with BP-232H) Charging time: Approximately 4 hours (with BP-230N)

The following items are additionally required: The following items are additionally required:
A power adapter (may be supplied with BC-160 depending A power adapter (may be supplied with BC-171 depending
on version) or the DC power cable (OPC-515L/CP-23L). on version) or the DC power cable (OPC-515L/CP-23L).
Power adapter Power adapter
(A different type, or no power adapter is Transceiver Transceiver
(A different type, or no power adapter is
supplied, depending on the version.) Turn OFF supplied, depending on the version.) Turn OFF
Battery the power Battery the power
pack pack

Optional OPC-515L* (for Optional OPC-515L* (for 13.8


13.8 V power source) or V power source) or CP-23L
CP-23L (for 12 V cigarette (for 12 V cigarette lighter
lighter socket) can be used socket) can be used instead
instead of the power adapter. of the power adapter.
* CAUTION: NEVER * CAUTION: NEVER
connect the OPC- connect the OPC-
515L to a power 515L to a power
source using reverse source using reverse
polarity. This will ruin polarity. This will ruin
the battery charger the battery charger
White line: White line:
Black line : Black line :
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BATTERY CHARGING 4

D AD-106 installation D Rapid charging with the BC-119N+AD-106 1


The AD-106 charger adapter must be installed into the BC- The optional BC-119N provides rapid charging of the Li-ion
119N or BC-121N before battery charging. battery pack. 2
Charging time: Approximately 3.5 hours (with BP-232H) 3
C
 onnect the AD-106 charger adapter and the BC-119N/
BC-121N as below, then install the AD-106 into the holder The following items are additionally required. 4
space of the BC-119N or BC-121N with the supplied AD-106 charger adapter (purchase separately) 5
screws. A power adapter (may be supplied with BC-119N depend-
ing on version) or the DC power cable (OPC-515L/CP-23L). 6
AD-106
Turn OFF 7
power adapter the power
Connectors Battery
(A different type, or no
pack Transceiver
8
power adapter is supplied,
depending on the version.) 9
10
AD-106 charger
11
Screws supplied
with the charger
adapter is installed 12
in BC-119N.
adapter 13
Sockets 14
Optional OPC-515L* (for 13.8
V power source) or CP-23L 15
(for 12 V cigarette lighter
socket) can be used instead 16
of the power adapter.
This illustration shows * CAUTION: NEVER connect the OPC-
the BC-119N. 515L to a power source using reverse
polarity. This will ruin the battery charger
White line: Black line :

22
4 BATTERY CHARGING

D Rapid charging with the BC-121N+AD-106 IMPORTANT: Battery charging caution


The optional BC-121N allows up to 6 battery packs to be Ensure the guide tabs on the battery pack are correctly
charged simultaneously. aligned with the guide rails inside the charger adapter.
Charging time: Approximately 3.5 hours (with BP-232H) (This illustration is described with the BC-160.)

The following items are additionally required.


Six AD-106 charger adapters (purchase separately)
A power adapter or the DC power cable (OPC-656)
Turn OFF the power
Battery Transceiver
pack

Power adapter AD-106 charger


adapters are installed Tabs
(Purchased
separately) in each slot.

Guide rail

CAUTION:
When using the OPC-656 DC power cable
NEVER reverse the polarity when connecting the OPC-
656 to a power source. This will ruin the battery charger.
DC power cable (OPC-656*) OPC-656 : Red line: +, Black line: _
(Connect with a DC power supply;
13.8 V/at least 7 A) NOTE: For the instructions on the BC-197 multi-charger,
*About the OPC-656
see the instruction manual supplied with the charger.
Red line : Black line :
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BATTERY CASE 5
Optional battery case (BP-240) 1
When using the optional battery case attached to the trans- Fig.1 w
2
ceiver, install 6 AAA (LR03) size alkaline batteries as illus- BP-240 3
trated at right.
4
q Unhook the battery cover release hook (q), and open the
cover in the direction of the arrow (w). (Fig.1) 5
w T hen, install 6 AAA (LR03) size alkaline batteries. q 6
(Fig.2)
Install the alkaline batteries only. 7
Be sure to observe the correct polarity. Fig.2
e Fit the cover in the direction of the arrow (e), then close
8
(r). And hook the battery cover release hook until it 9
makes a click sound (t). (Fig.3)
10
CAUTION: 11
W hen installing batteries, make sure they are all the
same brand, type and capacity. Also, do not mix new 12
and old batteries together.
Keep battery terminals clean. Its a good idea to clean
13
e
battery terminals once a week. Fig.3 14
Never incinerate used battery cells since internal battery
gas may cause them to rupture.
15
r
Never expose a detached battery case to water. If the bat- 16
tery case gets wet, be sure to wipe it dry before using it.
t
 OTE: When the optional battery case is attached, the
N
battery type must be selected to DRY BATT when turn-
ing the transceiver ON. (p. 11)

24
6 SWIVEL BELT CLIP

MB-93 contents r C lip the belt clip to a part of your belt. And insert the
transceiver into the belt clip until the base clip inserted
fully into the groove.
Qty.
q Belt clip.............................................................................1
w Base clip...........................................................................1

q w

t Once the transceiver is locked in place, it swivels as illus-


To attach trated below.

q Remove the battery pack if it is attached. (p. 2)


w Slide the base clip in the direction of the arrow until the
base clip is locked and makes a click sound.

Once the transceiver is locked in place,


it will swivel 360 degrees.
e Attach the battery pack. (p. 2)
25
SWIVEL BELT CLIP 6

To detach 1
2
q Turn the transceiver upside down in the direction of the CAUTION:
arrow and pull out from the belt clip. HOLD THE TRANSCEIVER TIGHTLY, WHEN HANGING 3
OR DETACHING THE TRANSCEIVER FROM THE BELT 4
CLIP.
Otherwise the transceiver may not be attached to the 5
holder or swivel properly if the transceiver is accidentally
dropped and the base clip is scratched or damaged.
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
w Remove the battery pack if it is attached. (p. 2)
e Pinch the clip (q), and slide the base clip in the direction 14
of the arrow (w). 15
16
q w

26
7 SPEAKER MICROPHONE

O
 ptional HM-169/HM-170GP To attach
description Attach the connector of the speaker-microphone into the multi
connector on the transceiver and tighten the screw.
TOP KEY
GPS ANTENNA
(for HM-170GP only)
(for HM-170GP only) CAUTION: Attach the
Desired functions can
Microphone multi connector snugly, but
be programmed by
do not overtighten.
your dealer.
Speaker A loose connection will al-
low water intrusion into the
PTT SWITCH Belt clip connector; an overtight-
Push and hold to ened connector will dam-
transmit; age the connector pins in
release to receive. the transceiver.

Turn the transceiver power


OFF when attaching or
detaching the microphone.
IMPORTANT: KEEP the connector cover attached to the
transceiver when the speaker-microphone is not in use.
This illustration is desicribed with HM-170GP.
(p. 3)
NEVER immerse the connector in water. If the connector Water will not get into the transceiver even if the cover is
becomes wet, be sure to dry it BEFORE attaching it to the not attached, however, the terminals (pins) will become
transceiver. rusty, or the transceiver will function abnormally if the con-
nector becomes wet.
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 (2 to 4 inches)
from your mouth, and speak in a normal voice level.
27
OPTIONS 8
D BATTERY PACKS B
 C-197 multi-charger + AD-122 charger adapter (6 pcs.) 1
Battery pack Voltage Capacity Battery life*1 + BC-157S ac adapter
For rapid charging of up to 6 battery packs simultaneously 2
950 mAh (min.) (six AD-122s are required). A power adapter may be supplied with
BP-230N 7.4 V 7.35 hrs. 3
980 mAh (typ.) the charger, depending on the version.

BP-232N 7.4 V
1900 mAh (min.)
12 hrs.
Charging time: Approximately 3.5 hours for the BP-232H. 4
2000 mAh (typ.) BC-160 desktop charger + BC-123S ac adapter
2250 mAh (min.) For rapid charging of battery pack. A power adapter is supplied with 5
BP-232H 7.4 V 14 hrs. the charger depending on versions.
2300 mAh (typ.)
Charging time: Approximately 3.5 hours for the BP-232H.
6
Battery case for AAA
BP-240
(LR03) 6 alkaline
*2 BC-171 desktop charger + BC-147S ac adapter 7
For regular charging of battery packs. A power adapter is supplied
*1 
When the power save function is turned ON, and the operating with the charger depending on versions. 8
Charging time: A
 pproximately 11.5 hours for the BP-232H.
periods are calculated under the following conditions; 9
TX : RX : standby = 5 : 5 : 90 Approximately 4 hours for the BP-230N.
*2 Operating period depends on the alkaline cells used. 10
D BELT CLIPS
D CHARGERS MB-93 swivel belt clip
11
BC-119N desktop charger + AD-106 charger adapter MB-94 belt clip 12
+ BC-145S ac adapter Exclusive alligator-type belt clip.
For rapid charging of battery pack. A power adapter is supplied with MB-96N/MB-96F leather belt hanger 13
the charger depending on versions.
Charging time: A
 pproximately 3.5 hours for the BP-232H.
14
D OPTIONAL UNITS
BC-121N multi-charger + AD-106 charger adapter (6 pcs.) UT-96R 2/5 tone unit 15
+ BC-157S ac adapter UT-109R/UT-110R scrambler units
For rapid charging of up to 6 battery packs simultaneously 16
Non-rolling type (UT-109R)/Rolling type (UT-110R) voice scrambler
(six AD-106s are required). A power adapter may be supplied with
unit provides higher communication security.
the charger, depending on the version.
UT-126H digital modulator/demodulator unit
Charging time: A
 pproximately 3.5 hours for the BP-232H.
Provides 6.25 kHz digital mode operation.
UT-124R man down unit
Provides a measure of safety when working in a hazardous envi-
ronment, etc. 28
8 OPTIONS

D DC CABLES D ANTENNAS
CP-23L cigarette lighter cable FA-SC56VS/FA-SC57VS/FA-SC73US stubby antennas
Allows charging of the battery pack through a 12 V cigarette lighter Shorter VHF or UHF antennas.
socket. (For BC-119N/BC-160/BC-171) FA-SC56VS: Frequency range 150162 MHz
OPC-515L/OPC-656 dc power cables FA-SC57VS: Frequency range 160174 MHz
Allows charging of the battery pack using a 13.8 V power source FA-SC73US: Frequency range 450490 MHz
instead of the power adapter. FA-SC25V/FA-SC55V/FA-SC03U/
OPC-515L : For BC-119N/BC-160/BC-171 FA-SC25U/FA-SC57U/FA-SC72U flexible antennas
OPC-656 : For BC-121N/BC-197 VHF or UHF antennas.
FA-SC25V: Frequency range 136150 MHz
D OTHER OPTIONS FA-SC55V: Frequency range 150174 MHz
FA-SC03U: Frequency range 380430 MHz
SP-13 earphone
FA-SC25U: Frequency range 400430 MHz
Provides clear receive audio in noisy environment.
FA-SC57U: Frequency range 430470 MHz
AD-52 earphone adapter
FA-SC72U: Frequency range 470520 MHz
Provides clear receive audio in noisy environment.
FA-SC61VC/FA-SC61UC cut antennas
HM-131SC/HM-159SC speaker-microphone
FA-SC61VC: 136174 MHz
Combination speaker-microphone that provides convenient opera-
FA-SC61UC: 380520 MHz
tion while hanging the transceiver from your belt.
HM-169 speaker-microphone
Rugged type speaker-microphone.
HM-170GP speaker-microphone
GPS speaker-microphone for BIIS and Digital modes operation.
VS-1SC vox/ptt case + HS-94/HS-95/HS-97 headset
VS-1SC : VOX/PTT switch box for hands-free operation, etc.
HS-94 : Ear-hook type Some options may not be available in some countries. Please ask
HS-95 : Neck-arm type your dealer for details.
HS-97 : Throat microphone
MB-130 vehicle charger bracket
Vehicle mounting bracket for the BC-160 battery charger.

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OPTIONS 8

D About VS-1SC vox/ptt case 1


The VS-1SC is a VOX/PTT unit for Icom handheld transceiv- VOX gain and delay adjustment
ers, and allows you hands-free operation. NOTE: To adjust the VOX gain and VOX delay, these items 2
An optional headset (HS-94, etc.) is required for operation. must be preset to enable by your dealer. 3
The VOX (Voice Operated Transmission) function starts transmission
without pushing PTT switch when you speak into the microphone; q Attach the connector of the VS-1SC into the multi-connec- 4
then, automatically returns to receive when you stop speaking. tor on the transceiver and tighten the screw.
Toggle the VOX/PTT select switch to [VOX].
5
Features w Push and hold [User Set Mode] for 1 sec. to enter the User 6
9-pin Spring-plug type head SP/MIC plug is equipped Set mode.
Water resistant construction e Push [User Set Mode] several times to select VOX Gain
7
Durable construction or VOX Delay. Then, push [CH Up] or [CH Down] to set 8
Equipped with a PTT switch and revolving clip the desired level/condition.
MIC/VOX gain r Push and hold [User Set Mode] for 1 sec. to exit the User 9
adjusting pot VS-1SC
PTT switch Set mode. 10
VOX Gain 11
Water protection cover The VOX sensitivity level can be adjusted from OFF or 1 to 6 12
(more sensitive).
VOX/PTT select switch
13
[Side2] 14
VOX OFF Push VOX GAIN 3
[Side3] 15
SET TXCU TXC CALA SET TXCU TXC CALA
16
VOX function is OFF VOX gain level 3
(default)

30
8 OPTIONS

VOX Delay
The VOX delay time can be set from 0.5 to 3.0 sec. (0.5 sec.
step) for a convenient interval before returning to receive.

[Side2]
VOX DLY0.5 Push VOX DLY3.0
[Side3]
SET TXCU TXC CALA SET TXCU TXC CALA
0.5 sec (min.) 3.0 sec (max.)
(default)

 OTE: MIC/VOX gain can be adjusted via the Adjusting


N
pot using a thin screw driver.

SET X TXC SET X TXC

31
SAFETY TRAINING INFORMATION 9
Your Icom radio generates RF electromagnetic To ensure that your expose to RF electromag- 1
energy during transmit mode. This radio is de- netic energy is within the FCC and IC allowa-
signed for and classified as Occupational Use ble limits for occupational use, always adhere 2
Only, meaning it must be used only during the to the following guidelines:
C AU TIO N 3
W ARN ING course of employment by individuals aware of the
hazards, and the ways to minimize such hazards. D O NOT operate the radio without a proper antenna at- 4
This radio is NOT intended for use by the General Population tached, as this may damaged the radio and may also cause
in an uncontrolled environment. you to exceed FCC and IC RF exposure limits. A proper 5
This radio has been tested and complies with the FCC and IC antenna is the antenna supplied with this radio by the man-
RF exposure limits for Occupational Use Only. In addition, your ufacturer or antenna specifically authorized by the manufac-
6
Icom radio complies with the following Standards and Guide- turer for use with this radio. 7
lines with regard to RF energy and electromagnetic energy lev- DO NOT transmit for more than 50% of total radio use time
els and evaluation of such levels for exposure to humans: (50% duty cycle). Transmitting more than 50% of the time 8
FCC OET Bulletin 65 Edition 97-01 Supplement C, Evaluat- can cause FCC and IC RF exposure compliance require- 9
ing Compliance with FCC Guidelines for Human Exposure ments to be exceeded. The radio is transmitting when the
to Radio Frequency Electromagnetic Fields. TX indicator lights red. You can cause the radio to transmit 10
American National Standards Institute (C95.1-1992), IEEE by pressing the PTT switch.
Standard for Safety Levels with Respect to Human Expo- ALWAYS keep the antenna at least 2.5 cm (1 inch) away
11
sure to Radio Frequency Electromagnetic Fields, 3 kHz to from the body when transmitting and only use the Icom belt- 12
300 GHz. clips listed on page 28 when attaching the radio to your
American National Standards Institute (C95.3-1992), IEEE belt, etc., to ensure FCC and IC RF exposure compliance 13
Recommended Practice for the Measurement of Potentially requirements are not exceeded. To provide the recipients of
Hazardous Electromagnetic Fields RF and Microwave. your transmission the best sound quality, hold the antenna
14
The following accessories are authorized for use with this at least 5cm (2 inches) from your mouth, and slightly off to 15
product. Use of accessories other than those specified may one side.
result in RF exposure levels exceeding the FCC and IC 16
requirements for wireless RF exposure.; Belt Clip (MB-93, The information listed above provides the user with the infor-
MB-94, MB-96N and MB-96F), Rechargeable Li-ion Bat- mation needed to make him or her aware of RF exposure, and
tery Pack (BP-230N/BP-232N/BP-232H), Alkalies Battery what to do to assure that this radio operates with the FCC and
Case (BP-240) and Speaker-microphone (HM-131SC, HM- IC RF exposure limits of this radio.
159SC, HM-169 and HM-170GP).
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9 SAFETY TRAINING INFORMATION

Electromagnetic Interference/Compatibility Votre radio Icom produit une nergie lectroma-


During transmissions, your Icom radio generates RF energy that gntique de radiofrquences (RF), en mode de
can possibly cause interference with other devices or systems. transmission. Cette radio est conue pour un
To avoid such interference, turn off the radio in areas where usage professionnel seulement et classe
signs are posted to do so. DO NOT operate the transmitter in comme tel, ce qui signifie quelle doit tre utilise
areas that are sensitive to electromagnetic radiation such as uniquement dans le cadre d'un travail par des personnes
hospitals, aircraft, and blasting sites. conscientes des dangers et des mesures visant minimiser ces
dangers. Elle NEST PAS conue pour une utilisation grand pu-
Occupational/Controlled Use
blic, dans un environnement non contrl.
The radio transmitter is used in situations in which persons are
exposed as consequence of their employment provided those Cet appareil a t valu et jug conforme, aux limites dexpo-
persons are fully aware of the potential for exposure and can sition aux RF de la FCC et dIC, pour une utilisation grand pu-
exercise control over their exposure. blic. En outre, votre radio Icom satisfait les normes et directives
qui suivent en matire de niveaux d'nergie et dnergie lec-
tromagntique de RF et dvaluation de tels niveaux en ce qui
concerne lexposition humaine:
Supplment C, dition 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 lAmerican National Standards Institute (ANSI):
IEEE C95.1-1992 sur les niveaux de scurit compatibles
avec lexposition humaine aux champs lectromagntiques
de radiofrquences (3 kHz 300 GHz).
Norme de lANSI: IEEE C95.3-1992 sur la mthode dva-
luation recommande du champ magntique potentiellement
dangereux des radiofrquences et des micro-ondes.
Les accessoires illustrs la p. 2829 sont approuvs pour
une utilisation avec ce produit. Lutilisation daccessoires
autres que ceux prciss peut entraner des niveaux dexpo-
sition aux RF suprieures aux limites tablies par la FCC et
dIC en matire dexposition aux RF sans fil.
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SAFETY TRAINING INFORMATION 9

Afin de vous assurer que votre exposition Les renseignements ci-dessus fournissent lutilisateur toute lin- 1
une nergie lectromagntique de RF se formation ncessaire sur lexposition aux RF et sur ce quil faut
situe dans les limites permises par la FCC faire pour assurer que cette radio fonctionne en respectant les limi- 2
tes dexposition aux RF tablies par la FCC et dIC.
et dIC pour une utilisation grand public, 3
veuillez en tout temps respecter les directi- Interfrence lectromagntique et compatibilit
ves suivantes: En mode de transmission, votre radio Icom produit de lnergie de 4
NE PAS faire fonctionner la radio sans quune antenne appro- RF qui peut provoquer des interfrences avec dautres appareils
ou systmes. Pour viter de telles interfrences, mettez la radio
5
prie y soit fixe, car ceci risque dendommager la radio et cau-
ser une exposition suprieure aux limites tablies par la FCC et hors tension dans les secteurs o une signalisation lexige. NE 6
dIC. Lantenne approprie est celle qui est fournie avec cette PAS faire fonctionner lmetteur dans des secteurs sensibles au
radio par le fabricant ou une antenne spcialement autorise par rayonnement lectromagntique tels que les hpitaux, les aro- 7
le fabricant pour tre utilise avec cette radio. nefs et les sites de dynamitage. 8
NE PAS mettre pendant plus de 50 % du temps total dutili- Usage professionnel/contrl
sation de lappareil (50 % du facteur d'utilisation). La notion Ce radio metteur est utilis dans des cas o des personnes sont 9
50% du facteur dutilisation sapplique galement au mode exposes en raison de leur travail, pourvu quelles soient conscien-
VOX/PTT. mettre pendant plus de 50 % du temps total dutili-
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tes du risque dexposition et quelles puissent exercer un contrle
sation peut causer une exposition aux RF suprieure aux limi- sur cette exposition. 11
tes tablies par la FCC et dIC. Lorsque le voyant DEL rouge
sallume, cette radio est en train dmettre. La radio mettra si 12
vous appuyez sur le bouton du microphone. 13
T OUJOURS tenir lantenne loigne dau moins 2,5 cm de
votre corps au moment dmettre et utiliser uniquement lat- 14
tache pour ceinture Icom illustre la p. 28, lorsque vous at-
tachez la radio votre ceinture, ou autre chose, de faon
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vous assurer de ne pas provoquer une exposition aux RF 16
suprieure aux limites fixes par la FCC et dIC. Pour offrir
vos interlocuteurs la meilleure qualit de transmission possible,
tenez lantenne au moins 5 cm de votre bouche et lgre-
ment de ct.

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