hold the transceiver so that theantenna is very close to, or touching exposed parts of thebody, especially the face or eyes, while transmitting. Thetransceiver will perform best if the microphone is 5 to 10 cm(2 to 4inches) away from the lips and the transceiver is verti-cal.
operate the transceiver with aheadset or other audio accessories at high volume levels.Hearing experts advise against continuous high volume op-eration. If you experience a ringing in your ears, reduce thevolume or discontinue use.
connect the transceiver to a power source that isDC fused at more than 5 A. Accidental reverse connection willbe protected by this fuse, but higher fuse values will not giveany protection against such accidents and the transceiver willbe ruined.
attempt to charge alkaline or dry cell batteries. Beaware that external DC power connections will charge batter-ies inside the battery case. This will damage not only the bat-tery case but also the transceiver.
push the PTTwhen not actually desiring to trans-mit.Place the unit in a secure place to avoid inadvertent use bychildren.
operate the transceiver near unshielded electricalblasting caps or in an explosive atmosphere.
using or placing the transceiver in direct sunlight orin areas with temperatures below –10°C (+14
F) or above+60°C (+140
F).The use of non-Icom battery packs/chargers may impairtransceiver performance and invalidate the warranty.Even when the transceiver power is OFF, a slight current still
ows in the circuits. Remove the battery pack or case fromthe transceiver when not using it for a long time. Otherwise,the battery pack or installed rechargeable batteries (Ni-Cd:BP-222N, BP-209N, Ni-MH: BP-210N, Li-Ion: BP-211N) willbecome exhausted.
Changes or modi
cations to this transceiver, not ex-pressly approved by Icom Inc., could void your authority tooperate this transceiver under FCC regulations.