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 4 in) away from the lips and the transceiver is vertical.
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 level or discontinue use.
connect the transceiver to an AC outlet or to apower source of more than 16 V DC. Such a connection willdamage the transceiver.
connect the transceiver to a power source that is DCfused at more than 5 A. Accidental reverse connection will beprotected by this fuse, higher fuse values will not give any pro-tection against such accidents and the transceiver will be ruined.
attempt to charge alkaline or dry cell batteries. Be-ware that external DC power connections will charge batteriesinside the battery case. This will damage not only the batterycase but also the transceiver.i
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This instruction man-ual contains important operating instructions for the IC-T7H.
The explicit deﬁnitions below apply to this instruction manual.
Personal injury, ﬁre hazard or electric shockmay occur.
Equipment damage may occur.
If disregarded, inconvenience only. No riskof personal injury, ﬁre or electric shock.
The IC-T7H complies with essential requirements of the89/336/EEC directive for Electromagnetic Compatibility.This compliance is based on conformity with the ETSIspecification ETS300 684 (EMC product standard forCommercially Available Amateur Radio Equipment).