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  • ACCESSORYATTACHMENT
  • ISwitches, controls, keys and connectors
  • IFunction display
  • IBattery pack charging
  • ICharging precautions
  • IAbout battery packs
  • ICharging connections
  • IBattery case
  • IPower ON
  • ISetting a frequency
  • ISetting tuning steps
  • ISelecting a memory channel
  • ILock function
  • IReceive and transmit
  • IFM broadcast reception
  • IReceive mode
  • IGeneral
  • ISubaudible tones for repeater use
  • ISetting an offset frequency
  • IProgramming a memory channel
  • IMemory editing
  • IMemory names
  • DTMF MEMORY
  • IProgramming a DTMF code
  • ITransmitting a DTMF code
  • IScan types
  • IFull/programmed scan
  • IMemory (skip) scan
  • ISkip channel setting
  • IScan resume condition
  • SUBAUDIBLE TONE OPERATION
  • ITone squelch
  • ITone scan
  • IPocket beep operation
  • IHelp function
  • IInitial set mode
  • IResetting the CPU
  • ICloning
  • TROUBLESHOOTING
  • SPECIFICATIONS
  • OPTIONS

INSTRUCTION MANUAL

iT81A/E

MULTIBAND FM TRANSCEIVER

This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC rules. Operation is subject to the following two conditions: (1) This device may not cause harmful interference, and (2) this device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation.

IMPORTANT
READ ALL INSTRUCTIONS
pletely before using the transceiver. carefully and com-

CAUTIONS
RWARNING! 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. The transceiver will perform best if the microphone is 5 to 10 cm (2 to 4 in) away from the lips and the transceiver is vertical.

SAVE THIS INSTRUCTION MANUAL—This instruction manual contains important operating instructions for the IC-T81A/E.

EXPLICIT DEFINITIONS
The explicit definitions below apply to this instruction manual. DEFINITION Personal injury, fire hazard or electric RWARNING shock may occur. k. Equipment damage may occur. CAUTION NOTE If disregarded, inconvenience only. No risk of personal injury, fire or electric shoc
Versions of the IC-T81A/E which display the “CE” symbol on the serial number seal, comply with the European harmonised standard ETS300 684 (EMC product standard for Commercially Available Amateur Radio Equipment).

RWARNING! 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 or discontinue use. NEVER connect the transceiver to an AC outlet or to a power source of more than 16 V DC. Such a connection will damage the transceiver. NEVER connect the transceiver to a power source that is DC fused at more than 5 A. Accidental reverse connection will be protected by this fuse, higher fuse values will not give any protection against such accidents and the transceiver will be ruined. NEVER attempt to charge alkaline or dry cell batteries. Beware that external DC power connections will charge batteries inside the battery case. This will damage not only the battery case but also the transceiver.

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SUPPLIED ACCESSORIES
DO NOT push the PTT when not actually desiring to transmit. Place unit in a secure place to avoid inadvertent use by children. Accessories included with the transceiver:

DO NOT operate the transceiver near unshielded electrical blasting caps or in an explosive atmosphere. AVOID using or placing the transceiver in direct sunlight or
in areas with temperatures below –10°C (+14°F) or above +60°C (+140°F). The use of non-Icom battery packs/chargers may impair transceiver performance and invalidate the warranty. Even when the transceiver power is OFF, a slight current still flows in the circuits. Remove the battery pack or case from the transceiver when not using it for a long time. Otherwise, the battery pack or installed Ni-Cd batteries will become exhausted. For USA only: Caution: Changes or modifications to this transceiver, not expressly approved by Icom Inc., could void your authority to operate this transceiver under FCC regulations.

➀ Battery pack (BP-199 or BP-200) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ➁ Antenna . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ➂ Handstrap . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ➃ Belt clip . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
*Some versions are supplied with a wall charger.

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TABLE OF CONTENTS
IMPORTANT ................................................................................................... ii EXPLICIT DEFINITIONS ................................................................................ ii CAUTIONS ..................................................................................................... ii SUPPLIED ACCESSORIES ........................................................................... iii TABLE OF CONTENTS ................................................................................. iv 1 ACCESSORY ATTACHMENT ................................................................... 1 2 PANEL DESCRIPTION ......................................................................... 2–5 I Switches, controls, keys and connectors ............................................... 2 I Function display ..................................................................................... 4 3 BATTERY PACKS AND CHARGING ................................................... 6–8 I Battery pack charging ............................................................................ 6 I Charging precautions ............................................................................. 6 I About battery packs ............................................................................... 6 I Charging connections ............................................................................ 7 I Battery case ........................................................................................... 8 4 BASIC OPERATION ........................................................................... 9–14 I Power ON .............................................................................................. 9 I Setting a frequency ................................................................................ 9 I Setting tuning steps ............................................................................. 10 I Selecting a memory channel ................................................................ 11 I Lock function ........................................................................................ 11 I Receive and transmit ........................................................................... 11 I FM broadcast reception ....................................................................... 12 I Air band reception ................................................................................ 12 I Narrow FM operation ........................................................................... 12 I RIT/VXOa function ............................................................................... 13 I Receive mode ...................................................................................... 14 5 REPEATER OPERATION ................................................................. 15–17 I General ................................................................................................ 15 I Subaudible tones for repeater use ....................................................... 16 I Setting an offset frequency .................................................................. 16 I Auto repeater function ......................................................................... 17 6 MEMORY/CALL PROGRAMMING ................................................... 18–20 I General ................................................................................................ 18 I Programming a memory channel ......................................................... 18 I Memory editing .................................................................................... 19 I Memory names .................................................................................... 20 7 DTMF MEMORY ..................................................................................... 21 I Programming a DTMF code ................................................................ 21 I Transmitting a DTMF code .................................................................. 21 8 SCAN FUNCTIONS .......................................................................... 22–24 I Scan types ........................................................................................... 22 I Full/programmed scan ......................................................................... 23 I Memory (skip) scan ............................................................................. 23 I Skip channel setting ............................................................................. 24 I Scan resume condition ........................................................................ 24 9 SUBAUDIBLE TONE OPERATION .................................................. 25–26 I Tone squelch ........................................................................................ 25 I Tone scan ............................................................................................ 26 I Pocket beep operation ......................................................................... 26 10 OTHER FUNCTIONS ........................................................................ 27–30 I Help function ........................................................................................ 27 I Initial set mode ..................................................................................... 27 I Resetting the CPU ............................................................................... 29 I Cloning ................................................................................................. 30 11 TROUBLESHOOTING ............................................................................ 31 12 SPECIFICATIONS ................................................................................... 32 13 OPTIONS ................................................................................................ 33 14 MODE ARRANGEMENT .................................................................. 34–35 15 CS-T81 CLONING SOFTWARE (OPTION) ...................................... 36–39 I Getting started ..................................................................................... 36 I System requirements ........................................................................... 36 I Software installation ............................................................................. 36 I COM port/Call sign setting ................................................................... 37 I Memory channel list description .......................................................... 37 I Edit menu ............................................................................................. 38 I DTMF autodial ..................................................................................... 38 I Common settings ................................................................................. 39

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1 . D Belt clip Attach the belt clip to the transceiver as illustrated below. uCAUTION: Transmitting without the antenna may damage the transceiver.ACCESSORY ATTACHMENT D Antenna Screw the supplied antenna onto the antenna connector as shown in the diagram below. Keep the jack cover attached when jacks are not in use to avoid bad contacts. 1 D Handstrap Attach the handstrap to the belt clip. as below. before attaching the belt clip to the transceiver.

5V] q MULTIFUNCTION SWITCH [MULTI] ➥ Push to select the tone or duplex menu. push for 1 sec. (pgs. See q !3 [RIT] !6 [DC13. green while receiving (or when the squelch is open). Push [MULTI(↕)] means push ñ up or down. ➥ Push ↕ to increase/decrease the volume (p. The internal microphone and speaker will not function when either is connected. 1) Connects the supplied antenna. 11) ➥ Push and hold to open the squelch. t POWER SWITCH [PWR] (p. w SQUELCH SWITCH [SQL] (p. r PTT SWITCH [PTT] (p. (See p. and Push [MULTI(↔)] means push ñ left or right. 11) Push and hold to transmit. keys and connectors u [SP/MIC] i [DIAL] y t [PWR] r [PTT] e [TX/RX] w [SQL] q [MULTI] o [VFO] !0 [MR] !1 [CALL] !2 [H/L] !5 [M] !4 NOTE: In this manual— Push [MULTI] means push ñ directly. u EXTERNAL SPEAKER AND MICROPHONE JACKS [SP/MIC] Connect an optional speaker-microphone or headset. y ANTENNA CONNECTOR (p. to start a scan (p. if desired. e TX/RX INDICATOR (p. rotate [DIAL] to adjust the squelch setting. 35). 11). 9) Push for 1 sec. push for 1 sec. to turn power on and off. ➥ Push ↔ to change the operating band. to enter set mode (p. 33 for options.) Function display Speaker/ Microphone 2 . 15–17).2 PANEL DESCRIPTION I Switches. release to receive. 22). ➥ While pushing. controls. 11) Lights red while transmitting.

PANEL DESCRIPTION This connection does not apply when a condensor microphone is connected. 2 Remote [SP] Audio out (8 Ω) !2 OUTPUT POWER KEY [H/L(LOCK)Î] ➥ Push to toggle between low and high power. . 11) • “LOW” appears while low power is selected. to toggle the lock function on/off. (p. (p.2 V PTT [MIC] 33 kΩ Audio input (2 kΩ) ➥ Push for 1 sec. 11) • “L” appears while the lock function is activated. MIC 3.

3 . set mode contents in set mode. PTT ➥ While pushing [PTT]. 26) ➥ While pushing [PTT]. 21) !5 MHz KEY [• (M)] ➥ Used as a shortcut for inputting frequencies. 13). 18) ➥ While pushing [PTT].” (p.” (p.5 to 16 V DC power source using optional cables. this key sends a DTMF “B. (p. 21) !1 CALL KEY [CALLÇ] ➥ Push to select the call channel. 13) ➥ Push.. (p. then rotate [DIAL] to change the MHz digit. this key sends a DTMF “D. ➥ Push for 1 sec. 11) • “X” appears while in memory mode.” (p. CP-12L or OPC-254L. 21) !4 DIGIT KEYS ➥ Input the specified digit during frequency input. i TUNING CONTROL [DIAL] Changes the operating frequency. ➥ Push for 1 sec. 9) ➥ Cancels some functions such as digit input before entry. memory channel selection. etc. 21) !0 MEMORY MODE KEY [MR(MW)ı] ➥ Push to select memory mode.5V] Allows you to operate the transceiver with a 4. • This function is only available for the 1. (p. ➥ Transmit the DTMF code of the specified digit while pushing [PTT]. to enter memory write mode. first turn off power to the transceiver. (p. (p. o VFO/CLEAR KEY [VFO(CLR/MHz)Å] ➥ Push to select VFO mode. 21) !3 RIT KEY [RIT(TSCAN)#] (p.” (p. etc. 10) ➥ Transmits an “E” for DTMF operation while pushing [PTT]. memory channel in memory mode. etc. ➥ Push and hold for 1 sec. this key sends a DTMF “F. (p. 21) u CAUTION: DO NOT connect when a battery case is attached. (p. this key sends a DTMF “A. then rotate [DIAL] to change the RIT/VXO setting. 19) ➥ While pushing [PTT]. to turn the tone scan function on/off. 10) ➥ While pushing [PTT]. 21) !6 EXTERNAL DC POWER JACK [DC13.2 GHz band and RIT or VXO must be activated in set mode (p.” (p. NOTE: When connecting or disconnecting an external speaker-microphone. (p. this key sends a DTMF “C. (p. scans.

2 PANEL DESCRIPTION I Function display w e r t W FM AM q DUP T SQL SKIP MR y u VOL LOW 1 5 9 !1 !0 o i 4 .

etc. !0 LOW POWER INDICATOR (p. set mode contents. 26) and “T SQL” appears when the tone squelch function (p. 15) is in use. 11) Appears while in memory mode. 15) Appears during semi-duplex operation. y MEMORY MODE INDICATOR (p.2 GHz band is selected. etc. !1 VOLUME INDICATOR Appears while adjusting the volume. u MEMORY CHANNEL INDICATOR Indicates the selected memory channel and other items such as the call channel. “DUP” appears for plus duplex. 2 o RIT/VXO INDICATOR (p. 5 . r TONE INDICATORS “T” appears when the subaudible tone encoder (p. i S/RF INDICATORS (p. t SKIP INDICATOR (p. 25) is activated. 11) Show the relative signal strength while receiving and the output power selection while transmitting. set mode items.PANEL DESCRIPTION q FREQUENCY INDICATION Shows the selected frequency. e DUPLEX INDICATOR (p. “T SQLS” appears during pocket beep operation (p. • “–DUP” appears for minus duplex. w MODE INDICATORS Indicate the operating mode. 11) Appears when low output power is set. • Indicators also appear in place of the operating frequency while adjusting volume to visually indicate the selected volume level. 13) Appears when either the RIT or VXO function is activated and the 1. 23) Appears when the selected channel is set as a “skip” channel.

. the following points should be observed: 1. Avoid overcharging. 2. respectively. If the battery pack still does not retain a charge (or very little). a new battery pack must be purchased. completely discharge it by leaving the power ON overnight.3 BATTERY PACKS AND CHARGING I About battery packs D Operating period Depending on attached battery pack. charging is necessary. Refer to p. BP-199 or BP-200 BATTERY PACK includes rechargeable Ni-MH batteries and can be charged approx. Then fully charge the battery pack again. Use the battery until it becomes completely exhausted under normal conditions. Charge the battery pack before first operating the transceiver or when the battery pack becomes exhausted. the operating period of the transceiver varies. I Battery pack charging The supplied* BP-198. When the approx. BP-199 or BP-200 falls to 4. *Optional for versions which come with the BP-197 BATTERY CASE. We recommend battery charging just after transmitting becomes impossible. If you want to get the longest life out of your battery pack (300+ charges). D Battery life If your battery pack seems to have no capacity even after being fully charged. The charging period should be less than 15 hours. voltage of battery packs BP-198. 33 for operating period details. 300 times. 5 or 8 V.

Charging may not occur under temperatures of 10°C (50°F) or over temperatures of 40°C (104°F). NOTE: When using a battery pack for the first time or after I Charging precautions NEVER attempt to charge alkaline batteries. . This will cause internal liquid leakage and damage the battery case and transceiver. NEVER connect two or more chargers at the same time. the battery pack will not be able to retain a full charge immediately. 6 long periods of inactivity between charges (approx. 2 months or more). Subsequent charge/discharge cycles will eventually bring the battery pack up to full charge capacity.

BATTERY PACKS AND CHARGING 3 I Charging connections D Regular charging Attach the supplied or optional battery pack. connect the supplied* wall charger via an AC outlet as shown at right.5 hours (w/BP-200) Wall charger To [DC13. then. ➂ Insert the optional AD-87B CHARGE ADAPTER into AD-87A (check orientation). ➁ Insert the optional AD-87A CHARGE ADAPTER into the charging slot of the BC-119. either by itself or attached to the transceiver. ➃ Insert the battery pack. AD-88 (optional) BC-119 (optional) 7 . D Rapid charging with the BC-119 ➀ Fix the optional AD-88 TERMINAL PC BOARD FOR CHARGER AD-87A (optional) into the BC-119 with the 4 supplied screws. into the whole assembly for charging (see right). *Optional for versions which include Charging period: 15 hours Charging periods: 1 hour (w/BP-198 or BP-199) 1.5V] Check orientation for correct charging AD-87B (optional) a battery case.

3 BATTERY PACKS AND CHARGING D Operation with an optional cable Connect an optional charger or cable to the transceiver as illustrated below. 8 . Remove the case from the transceiver.5V] OPC-254L (optional) white Install 3 AA(R6) size alkaline batteries into the battery case. charging cannot take place. Be careful of battery overcharging as the connected battery is charged simultaneously. *To charge the battery pack 13 to 16 V DC is necessary. Wall charger Open the case. u CAUTION: When the BP-197 BATTERY CASE is con- nected. CP-12L (optional) black To [DC13. I Battery case When using a battery case attached to the transceiver. install 3 AA(R6) size alkaline batteries as illustrated below.

BASIC OPERATION I Power ON .

• When inputting a frequency in the 50 or 1200 MHz bands. • “0. NOTE: Charge the battery pack before turning power on for the first time (pgs. 4 I Setting a frequency D Via the keypad (from the MHz digits) ➀ Push [VFO] to select VFO mode. Connected voltage is over 16 V and could damage the transceiver. it is necessary to input the decimal point. • The display shows the approx. to turn power on. • If “OVER V” appears. [Example] 5 2 PWR for 1 sec. • When a digit is mistakenly input. after 2 sec. ➁ Push digit keys corresponding to the desired frequency. 5 8 7 9 . .” “5” and “7” are acceptable as the 1 kHz digit input depending on the 10 kHz digit.5 V steps. the display reverts to the previously displayed frequency.” “2. • Current battery voltage may be displayed for 2 sec. • When an unacceptable frequency is input. 6–8) Push and hold [PWR] for 1 sec. voltage in 0. push [VFO] and input from the beginning. UNPLUG the external DC plug immediately.

➄ Push [MULTI(↔)] (or rotate [DIAL]) 8 to select the desired tuning step. to enter set mode. 15 kHz tuning step 0 25 kHz tuning step ✔CONVENIENT D Other methods ➥ Via the [DIAL]: Rotate [DIAL] to change the frequency according to the set tuning steps. ➁ Push [MULTI(↔)] to select the desired band. 5 ➀ Push [VFO] to select VFO mode. Select a tuning step that matches the frequency intervals of repeaters in your area. ➁ Push [•] to leave the MHz setting as is and input from the kHz digits.4 BASIC OPERATION D Via the keypad (from the decimal point) ➀ Push [VFO] to select VFO mode.. The transceiver has 9 tuning steps* (each band has independent settings) as follows: 5 kHz 10 kHz 12. [Example] I Setting tuning steps USING SET MODE . ➂ Push [MULTI] for 1 sec. ➅ Push [VFO] to exit set mode. then rotate [DIAL] to change the frequency in 1 MHz steps. 10 .5 kHz 15 kHz 20 kHz 25 kHz 30 kHz 50 kHz 100 kHz *The 5 and 15 kHz steps are not available on the 1200 MHz band. ➃ Push [MULTI(↕)] one or more times until “TS” appears. ➥ Via the MHz STEP: Push [(VFO)MHz] for 1 sec.

• Memory channels 1–9 are preceded with a “0” when selecting with the digit keys. 9 MR ➄ Push [H/L] to toggle output power between high and low. then speak into the mic. ➟ The [TX/RX] indicator lights green. [MULTI(↕)] (volume). • Do not hold the microphone too close to your mouth or speak too loudly. “OPEN.BASIC OPERATION 4 I Selecting a memory channel ➀ Push [MR] to select memory mode. ✔CONVENIENT Monitor function: Push and hold [SQL] to listen to weak signals that do not open the squelch. to turn power on. • Only programmed memory channels can be selected. • When a signal is received: ➟ Squelch opens and audio is emitted from the speaker. ➂ Set the squelch level. ➁ Push [MULTI(↔)] (or rotate [DIAL] or push digit keys) to select the desired memory channel. • 10 selections are available. • “LOW” appears when low output power is selected.” and “SQL 1 to “SQL 8.” 9 MR ➃ Set an operating band and frequency. This may distort the signal. I Lock function Push [(H/L)LOCK] for 1 sec. • The S/RF indicator shows the output power selection. ➆ Release [PTT] to return to receive. • The [TX/RX] indicator lights red. [PWR]. • [PTT]. • “L” appears while the lock function is activated. ➁ Push [MULTI(↕)] to set a volume level.” “AUTO. to toggle the lock function on and off. • While pushing [SQL]. MR MR I Receive and transmit ➀ Push [PWR] for 1 sec. rotate [DIAL]. [SQL] and [H/L] can be used even when the lock function is activated. ➅ Push and hold [PTT] to transmit. push “0@” to select scan edge 0A. 11 . push “0 ?” to select scan edge 0B.

To select the FM broadcast band: W FM ➥ Push [MULTI(↔)] one or more times until “WFM” appears in the display. then rotate [DIAL] to select a frequency.995 MHz is input. • “WFM” automatically appears when a frequency in the range 76–107. then rotate [DIAL] to select a frequency. I FM broadcast reception The transceiver can receive FM radio broadcasts.995 for some versions) and are in WFM receive mode. or. These are typically in the range 76–107.995 MHz is input. ➥ Select a frequency with the digit keys directly. • “AM” automatically appears when a frequency in the range 118–135.995 MHz (88–107. or.4 BASIC OPERATION play. ➥ Select a frequency with the digit keys directly. .

“OFF” appears indicating the frequency and mode are outside the permitted range. SET MODE I Narrow FM* operation (Europe.) USING ➀ Push [MULTI(↔)] one or more FM . France. NOTE: When pushing [PTT]. Italy ver.

Narrow FM is off. I Air band reception (Asia. “OFF” appears indicating the frequency and mode are outside the permitted range. To select the air band: AM times to select the 144 MHz band. ➄ Push [VFO] to exit set mode and return to regular operation. • “FM” appears when narrow FM operation is on. NOTE: When pushing [PTT].” if necessary. to enter set mode. USA ver. These are in the range 118–135. Narrow FM is on. ➁ Push [MULTI] for 1 sec. ➃ Push [MULTI(↔)] (or [DIAL]) to toggle narrow FM operation on and off. ➂ Push [MULTI(↕)] one or more times to display “MO. ➥ Push [MULTI(↔)] one or more times until “AM” appears in the dis12 .) The transceiver can receive frequencies reserved for commercial/private aircraft and ground support.995 MHz and are in AM receive mode.

narrow FM affects . *NOTE: FM narrow operation can be set for individual memory channels or in VFO mode.

the VXO (variable crystal oscillator) function allows you to compensate the displayed frequency for differences in the actual receive and transmit frequencies. ➂ Push [MULTI(↔)] one or more times (or rotate [DIAL]) to adjust Offset: –2 kHz (approx. The RIT (receive incremental tuning) function allows you to compensate the displayed frequency for differences in the actual receive frequency. ➄ Push [VFO] to exit set mode and return to the previously selected mode. Offset: +5 kHz (approx. to enter set mode. D Adjusting the frequency with RIT/VXO Make sure that RIT or VXO is activated in set mode and that the 1200 MHz band is selected. ➁ Push [RIT] to display the frequency offset in kHz. ➁ Push [MULTI] for 1 sec. • The frequency offset can be set ±5 kHz in 1 kHz steps. differences between actual and displayed frequencies can often be large. ➂ Push [MULTI(↕)] one or more times until “rV” appears. ➀ Select a frequency in the 1200 MHz band (or a memory channel with a 1200 MHz band frequency. “VXO” (VXO activated) or “OFF” (neither activated)—[DIAL] can also be used.BASIC OPERATION 4 I RIT/VXO function (1200 MHz band) In the 1200 MHz band. ➃ Push [MULTI(↔)] one or more times to select “RIT” (RIT activated. or the 1200 MHz band call channel). or the 1200 MHz band call channel). ➃ Push [VFO] to return to regular display indication.) the frequency offset. • When RIT or VXO is activated. .) D Activating RIT/VXO USING SET MODE ➀ Select a frequency in the 1200 MHz band (or a memory channel with a 1200 MHz band frequency. “:” appears above the decimal point in the frequency indication (in the 1200 MHz band).

NOTE: When using the RIT/VXO function the indicated offset frequencies are only approximate values. 13 .

France and Europe versions only—see p. ➄ Push [MULTI(↔)] (or rotate [DIAL]) one or more times to select “AM. ➂ Push [MULTI] for 1 sec. • “AM” appears when frequencies in the 50 MHz band are selected. AM ➃ Push [MULTI(↕)] one or more times until “MO” appears. ➀ Push [VFO] to select VFO mode. . ➁ Push [MULTI(↔)] one or more times to select the 50 MHz band. to enter set mode.4 BASIC OPERATION I Receive mode USING SET MODE The IC-T81A/E allows you to receive frequencies in the 50 MHz band in AM mode (as well as to transmit in FM narrow mode in the 144 MHz band for Italy. 12).” ➅ Push [VFO] to exit set mode and return to VFO mode.

“OFF” appears. In this way you can program individual frequencies for AM receive while allowing regular transmit/receive for 50 MHz frequencies in VFO mode. When [PTT] is pushed. 14 . transmit is not possible. NOTE: ➥ When AM operation is selected. ➥ AM operation can also be selected for individual memory channels programmed with 50 MHz frequencies.

In this case. 16). 18–20). • The transceiver has 9 DTMF memory channels. 17). • The displayed frequency automatically changes to the transmit frequency (repeater input frequency). ✔ Convenient Tone scan function: When you don’t know the subaudible tone used for a repeater.REPEATER OPERATION I General When using a repeater. ➄ Push [MULTI(↔)] (or rotate [DIAL]) to activate the subaudible tone encoder according to repeater requirements. DTMF TONES While pushing [PTT]. Push [(RIT)TSCAN)] for 1 sec. • “D” appears. ➇ Push and hold [SQL] to check whether the other station’s transmit signal can be directly received or not. See p. 1750 Hz TONE While pushing [PTT]. the transmit frequency is shifted from the receive frequency by the offset frequency. See p. ➃ Push [MULTI(↕)] to select tone set mode. 26 for more details. the tone scan is convenient for detecting the tone frequency. to activate the tone scan. ➁ Push [MULTI] to enter duplex set mode. push and hold [MULTI] for 1 to 2 sec. to transmit a 1750 Hz tone signal. precede step ➅ at left with the required tone. ➅ Push and hold [PTT] to transmit. • When the auto repeater function is in use (USA version only) steps ➁. It is convenient to program repeater info into memory channels (pgs. push the desired digit key(s) to transmit DTMF tones. 5 D Tone information Some repeaters require a tone to be accessed. ➂. • “T” appears. ➀ Set the operating band and receive frequency (repeater output frequency). 21 for details. if “T” appears instead of “D” push [MULTI(↕)] to select “D. • If “OFF” appears. check the offset frequency (p. ➃ and ➄ are not necessary (p. ➆ Release [PTT] to receive. • Refer to the table of subaudible tone frequencies on the following page.” ➂ Push [MULTI(↔)] (or rotate [DIAL]) one or more times to select DUP ( plus duplex) or –DUP (minus duplex). 15 .

9 114. • The MHz step may be helpful for large frequency changes—push [(VFO)MHz] for 1 sec.5 REPEATER OPERATION I Subaudible tones for repeater use USING SET MODE I Setting an offset frequency USING SET MODE Some repeaters require subaudible tones to be accessed. ➁ Push [MULTI(↔)] to select a band.2 110.9 183.2 189.7 159.0 79.0 127.3 173.5 210.7 82.1 225.5 94.7 218.4 156. to enter set mode. T ➀ Push [VFO] to select VFO mode.5 141.5 91.6 241.3 71.5 107. DUP ➃ Push [MULTI(↕)] one or more times until “rT” appears.4 88.1 233.2 151.8 136. When communicating through a repeater. Available subaudible tone frequencies 67. ➂ Push [MULTI] for 1 sec.8 196.3 179. ➀ Push [VFO] to select VFO mode.7 229.4 77.3 131.6 199.9 74.5 186. to enter set mode.5 206. ➂ Push [MULTI] for 1 sec.8 97. T ➃ Push [MULTI(↕)] one or more times until “OW” appears.9 192.2 165.0 69.8 123.8 162.9 171.8 250. ➅ Push [VFO] to enter the selected tone and exit set mode.1 ➅ Push [VFO] to enter the selected offset and exit set mode. ➁ Push [MULTI(↔)] to select a band.5 85. • The offset frequency changes according to the selected tuning steps.5 (unit: Hz) 203. DUP ➄ Push [MULTI(↔)] (or rotate (DIAL) to select the desired subaudible tone.8 118.8 177. Subaudible tones are superimposed over your normal signal and must be set in advance.3 146. 16 . the transmit frequency is shifted from the receive frequency by an amount determined by the offset frequency.3 254.0 103. ➄ Push [MULTI(↔)] (or rotate (DIAL) to select the desired offset.4 100.5 167.

995 MHz 51. ➂ Push [MULTI(↔)] (or rotate [DIAL] DUP T to select the desired condition. 17 . tivates for duplex only.980 MHz 53. “ON2”—the auto repeater function activates for duplex and tone.500– 53. ➀ While pushing [MULTI]. push DUP [PWR] to turn power on and enter initial set mode.REPEATER OPERATION INITIAL SET MODE I Auto repeater function (USA version only) USING 5 Frequency range and offset direction FREQUENCY RANGE 145.980 MHz DUPLEX DIRECTION “–DUP” appears “DUP” appears “DUP” appears “–DUP” appears “–DUP” appears The USA version automatically activates the repeater settings (duplex. tone encoder ON/OFF) when the operating frequency falls within or outside of the general repeater output frequency range.995 MHz* 1288.620– 52.610– 146.000– 449.395 MHz 442. the offset frequency must be set to –12 MHz (see previous page for setting an offset).995 MHz 147.000– 1295.495 MHz 146.980 MHz 52. ➃ Push [VFO] to exit initial set mode. Auto repeater function is turned off. ➁ Push [MULTI(↕)] one or more times Activates for duplex only.200– 145.and tone. ON/OFF. 1282.000 MHz “–DUP” appears *When operating in this range. until “Ar” appears. if necessary.000– 147. duplex direction.000– 1287.995 MHz 447. reset these frequencies.000– 444. • “OFF”—the auto repeater function is turned off. The offset and repeater tone frequencies are not changed by the auto repeater function. Activates for duplex “ON1”—the auto repeater function ac.500– 51.

if required. a 50 MHz frequency or a 1200 MHz frequency. push [MR] momentarily—the VFO frequency briefly appears. The following can be programmed into memory/call channels: • Operating frequency • Duplex direction with an offset frequency (p. FM. to program. ➥ Set other data. 16) • Subaudible tone encoder or tone squelch on/off with a tone (CTCSS) frequency (pgs. ➄ Push [(MR)MW] for 1 sec. a given memory channel can be programmed with either a VHF frequency.6 MEMORY/CALL PROGRAMMING I Programming a memory channel ➀ Push [VFO] to select VFO mode. 16. • If you want to confirm the VFO frequency. 14) • Skip information* (p. Note that memory channels are not grouped according to band. Call channels are band specific. This is not the case with call channels. • VFO mode is selected. as well as regular channels. In other words. can be programmed in this DUP way. UHF. 25) • Mode—AM. . a UHF frequency. • “X” and the memory channel number stop flashing. • Only the decimal point appears LOW for memories not yet programmed. • Call channels and scan edge channels. 23) *Except for scan edge memory channels and call channels. • “X” and the previously selected memory channel flash. LOW MR ➃ Push [MULTI(↔)] (or rotate [DIAL]) to select the desired memory chanMR nel. ➂ Push [(MR)MW] for 1 sec. etc. ➁ Set the desired frequency: DUP I General The transceiver has 124 memory channels (100 regular. (p. 10 pairs of scan edge channels for mixed bands and 1 call channel for each band—VHF. 50 MHz and 1200 MHz). such as repeater information.

each push of [MR] toggles between frequency and name indication. 18 . ➥ When memory names are assigned. NOTE: ➥ Memory channels can be assigned names (of up to 6 characters).

➀ Push [(MR)MW] for 1 sec. . D Clearing a memory Memories can be cleared from VFO or memory mode. ➄ Push [VFO] to select VFO mode. MR D Transferring a memory (call) channel’s contents ➀ Select the memory (call) channel to be transferred: ➥ Push [MR] ([CALL)]) to select memory (call) mode. ➃ Push [(MR)MW] for 1 sec. • “X” and a memory channel number flash and the previously stored information is erased.” • Scan edge channels 0A/0B and call channels cannot be cleared. • “VF” appears and flashes with “X” and the previously selected VFO frequency appears. ➂ Push [MULTI(↕)] to display “CLR. DUP DUP MR ➁ Push [MULTI(↔)] (or rotate [DIAL]) to select the memory channel to be cleared. to enter DUP memory menu mode. ➁ Push [(MR)MW] for 1 sec. to clear MR MR the previously selected memory channel. To transfer the contents to VFO: ➂ Push [(MR)MW] for 1 sec.. ➥ Push [MULTI(↔)] to select the memory (call) channel. • “X” and a memory channel number flash. • The contents are transferred and VFO mode is selected.MEMORY/CALL PROGRAMMING 6 I Memory editing Memory (call) channel contents can be moved to VFO or to another memory.

19 . ➃ Push [(MR)MW] for 1 sec. To transfer the contents to another memory (call) channel: ➂ Push [MULTI(↔)] (or rotate [DIAL]) to select the memory (call) channel to be transferred to. • The contents are transferred and memory (call) mode is selected. NOTE: Be careful—the contents of cleared memories cannot be recalled.

➀ Push [VFO] to select VFO mode (or select a memory channel). • When in memory mode push [MR] to toggle between memory name indication and frequency indication. . • Push [(MR)MW] for 1 sec. I Memory names Memory channels can be programmed with names of up to six characters.6 MEMORY/CALL PROGRAMMING mode. to erase a channel’s name and return to VFO mode.

➇ Push [MULTI] to program the name and return to the “NAME” display. follow steps ➀ to ➇ at left and insert an underscore “_” in place of other characters in steps ➅ and ➆. W FM MR ➂ Push [MULTI(↔)] (or rotate [DIAL]) to select the desired memory channel. • Not valid for call channels. ➃ Push [MULTI(↕)] so that “NAME” appears. W FM MR ➄ Push [MULTI] to enter name editing mode. then push [VFO] to return to VFO W FM MR W FM MR 20 . • “X” and the previously selected memory channel number flash. ➁ Push [(MR)MW] for 1 sec. then. NOTE: To clear a memory name (or remove one or more characters from a name) without clearing the rest of the memory channel contents. ➅ Rotate [DIAL] (or push [MULTI(↕)] to select a character. push [MULTI(↔)] to advance to the next character. • The first character of the name flashes. ➆ Repeat step ➅ until the desired name appears.

➂ While pushing [PTT]. then push [MULTI(↕)] to enter DTMF memory mode. USING INITIAL SET MODE When slow DTMF transmission speeds are required (such as for some repeaters) the transceiver’s rate of DTMF transmission can be adjusted. ➁ Release [PTT] to return to receive. • When pushing [SQL]. D Manual DTMF code transmission ➀ While pushing [PTT]. • 100 (default). ➀ Push [(MR)MW] for 1 sec. to enter memory write mode. then push [MULTI(↕)] to enter DTMF memory mode • One of “D1” to “D9” appears. then push [VFO] to exit DTMF programming mode. ➀ While pushing [MULTI]. ➃ Push [VFO] to exit initial set mode. 300 and 500 msec. the programmed contents can be monitored. push [PWR] to turn power on and enter initial set mode. • Pushing [MULTI(↕)] can also be used to enter DTMF characters. ➄ Push [MULTI] to input the digits. then push [MULTI(↔)] to advance to the next character. ➁ Push [MULTI(↕)] one or more times until “DT” appears. ➁ Rotate [DIAL] (or push [MULTI(↔)]) to select the desired channel. ➂ Push [MULTI] to enter DTMF programming mode. are available. • The first character of the DTMF code flashes. 200. • A maximum of 16 characters can be input.DTMF MEMORY I Programming a DTMF code The transceiver has 9 DTMF memory channels (D1 to D9) for storage of often-used DTMF codes of up to 16 characters. ➂ Rotate [DIAL] (or push [MULTI(↔)]) to select the a transmit speed. D DTMF transmit speed ➃ Push digit keys (or rotate [DIAL] or push [MULTI(↕)]) to enter the desired DTMF character. push digit keys to transmit a DTMF code manually. push [SQL] to transmit the selected DTMF channel’s contents. 7 I Transmitting a DTMF code D Using a DTMF memory channel ➀ Push [(MR)MW] for 1 sec. 21 . to enter memory write mode. • One of “D1” to “D9” appears and flashes. ➁ Rotate [DIAL] (or push [MULTI(↔)]) to select the desired channel.

MEMORY SCAN (p. 23) Repeatedly scans between two user-proBand edge Scan edges Scan Band grammed frequencies. edge PROGRAMMED SCAN (p. 23) Repeatedly scans all memories. MEMORY SKIP SCAN (p. edge Used for checking for fre- Scan Jump Jump quencies within a specified range such as repeater output frequencies. Not Not rogramm yet p rogramm yet p ed ed Mch 1 Mch 4 Mch 6 Mch 5 Mch 0 Mch 99 Mch 1 Mch 0 Mch 99 Mch 2 Mch 3 Mch 2 Mch 3 SKIP Mch 4 Mch 6 Mch 5 . 23) Repeatedly scans all frequencies over a selected Band band. except those set as skip channels. 23 Repeatedly scans all programmed memory channels.8 Band edge SCAN FUNCTIONS I Scan types FULL SCAN (p.

VHF. 50 MHz. NOTE: Push [MULTI(↔)] during full/programmed scan to change the band being scanned or to select a different pair of scan edges. air band or WFM programmed memories. UHF.2 GHz. or. 22 Push [MULTI(↔)] during memory (skip) scan to change the memory channel groups: 1. all programmed memories. .

• “SEL 430” or “SEL 440” scans programmed memories in the 430(440) MHz band. • “ALL 144” for full scan on the 144 MHz band.2 GHz band. to start the scan. if necessary. ➁ Push [MULTI(↔)] for 1 sec. if necessary. each push of [MULTI(↔)] selects a different scan group. ➥ The following memory groups are selectable: • “SEL ALL” scans all programmed memory channels. • “ALL WFM” for full scan on the WFM (FM broadcast) band. rotate [DIAL]. • “ALL 118” for full scan on the air band. rotate [DIAL]. • “SEL 144” scans programmed memories in the 144 MHz band. • “ALL 1200” for full scan on the 1. • “SEL WFM” scans all programmed WFM channels. • “ALL 430” or “ALL 440” for full scan on the 430(440) MHz band. • “SEL 50” scans programmed memories in the 50 MHz band. • “SEL 1200” scans programmed memories in the 1. push [VFO]. ➂ To stop the scan. each push of [MULTI(↔)] selects a different scan range. to start the scan. • To change the scan direction. ➁ Push [MULTI(↔)] for 1 sec. after that. ➥ The following scan ranges are selectable: • “ALL 50” for full scan on the 50 MHz band. • “SEL 118” scans all programmed air band channels. after that. • “PROG 0” to “PROG 9” for one of the programmed scans. I Memory (skip) scan ➀ Push [MR] to select memory mode.SCAN FUNCTIONS 8 I Full/programmed scan ➀ Push [VFO] to select VFO mode. • To change the scan direction. .2 GHz band.

scan edges must be programmed in advance (0A/0B are programmed by default). NOTE: For programmed scan. 18). push [VFO]. Program scan edges in the same manner as regular memory channels (p. . programmed scan does not proceed. If the same frequencies are programmed into a pair of scan edges. ➂ To stop the scan.

Scan proceeds as above except that any channels specified as skip channels are not searched. NOTE: For memory skip scan. as “skip” channels (p. program memory channels you don’t want to search. 23 . 24).

➅ Push [VFO] to program the setting and exit memory write mode. I Scan resume condition Receiving a signal USING SET MODE ➀ Push [MR] to select memory mode. This setting is common for all scans. ➂ Rotate [DIAL] (or push [MULTI(↔)]) to select a memory channel. ➁ Push [(MR)MW] for 1 sec. The resume condition can be selected as a pause or timer scan.8 SCAN FUNCTIONS I Skip channel setting Memory channels can be set to be skipped during memory scan. pause scan pauses until the signal disappears. MR Pause scan Timer scan 10 sec. SKIP MR When receiving a signal. to enter memory write mode. • “SKIP” appears when the channel is set as a skip channel. 2 sec.” ➄ Push [MULTI(↔)] (or rotate [DIAL]) to toggle the skip setting for the selected channel ON/OFF. . This is useful to speedup the memory scan interval. ➀ Push [MULTI] for 1 sec. to enter set mode. timer scan pauses for 10 sec. ➃ Push [MULTI(↕)] twice times to select “SKIP.

• “T-10”: scan pauses for 10 sec. ➂ Push [MULTI(↔)] (or rotate [DIAL]) to select the desired scan resume condition. 24 . • “P-02”: scan pauses on a received signal until it disappears. however. NOTE: Scan edge channels. on a received signal. ➁ Push [MULTI(↕)] one or more times until “SC” appears. ➃ Push [VFO] to exit set mode. cannot be set to show “SKIP” settings. 0A to 9B. they will be skipped during scan.

3 146.4 100. ➆ To cancel the tone squelch. ➁ Set the desired subaudible tone in set mode (see right). tone squelch does not open.7 159. repeat steps ➂ and ➃ so that no tone indicator appears.5 85.7 82.9 192. You can silently wait for calls from group members using the same tone.” ➀ Select VFO or a memory channel. [DIAL] (or push [MULTI(↔)]) to select the a subaudible tone. Available subaudible tone frequencies 67.4 88. push [MULTI(↕)] to select “T.8 118. then push [VFO] to exit set mode.6 (unit: Hz) 203.8 196.2 156.5 141.SUBAUDIBLE TONE OPERATION I Tone squelch The tone squelch opens only when receiving a signal containing a matching subaudible tone.8 162.5 171. if “D” appears.0 131. ➂ Push [MULTI(↕)] one or more times until “CT” appears. however. ➀ Set the operating frequency.9 74.9 114.8 97. push and hold [SQL].7 218. T SQL ➃ Rotate ➅ Operate the transceiver in the normal way. ➂ Push [MULTI] to enter subaudible tone mode. 9 D Setting subaudible tones for USING SET MODE tone squelch operation (CTCSS* tones) Separate tone frequencies can be set for tone squelch operation than for repeater operation (the same range of tones is available—see below).2 189. • “T” appears. ➄ When the received signal includes a matching tone. to enter set mode.8 123. • When the received signal’s tone does not match. ➄ Push [VFO] to program the selected tone and exit set mode. squelch opens and the signal can be heard.9 186. ➁ Push [MULTI] for 1 sec.3 71.3 179.8 250.1 229. T SQL ➃ Push [MULTI(↔)] (or rotate [DIAL]) one or more times until “TSQL” appears.0 103. • To open the squelch manually.8 177.3 .3 173.6 241. the S-indicator shows signal strength.4 79.5 206.0 69.5 110.5 94.8 136.1 233.2 165.5 210.

NOTE: Some tone frequencies may receive interference from adjacent tone frequencies. *CTCSS stands for continuous tone coded squelch system. ✔ CONVENIENT Store subaudible tone frequencies and tone squelch on/off settings in memories (call) for easy recall. 25 .

the set mode contents are programmed with the tone frequency. “CT”) in set mode. 15). • Tone squelch is automatically selected. if “D” appears. ➂ When the tone frequency is decoded. ➄ When a signal with a matched tone is received. • Subaudible tone frequencies flash as they are scanned. I Pocket beep operation This function uses subaudible tones for calling and can be used as a “common pager” to inform you that someone has called you while you were away from the transceiver.9 SUBAUDIBLE TONE OPERATION I Tone scan The transceiver can detect the subaudible tone frequency in a received signal.” ➃ Push [MULTI(↔)] (or rotate [DIAL]) one or more times until “TSQLS” appears. “T” flashes: the matched tone is stored as a repeater tone. Use the tone squelch on the previous page or subaudible tone encoder (p. D Waiting for a call from a specific station ➀ Set the operating frequency. • When in memory mode. • Rotate [DIAL] to change the scan direction. 26 . • “CT” appears during tone scan when the tone squelch is activated. the decoded tone frequency is stored temporarily—changing memory channels or selecting VFO mode erases the matched tone. ➁ Push [(RIT)TSCAN)] for 1 sec. push [MULTI(↕)] to select “T. such as that being transmitted on a repeater input frequency.” ➅ Push [PTT] to answer or push [VFO] to stop the beeps and flashing. By monitoring a signal. • “TSQL” flashes: the matched tone is stored as a CTCSS tone. then push [VFO] to exit set mode. • See previous page for programming. ➀ Set the desired frequency or memory channel to be checked for a tone frequency. you can determine the tone frequency required to access the repeater. the transceiver emits beep tones for 30 sec. and flashes “S. • “T” appears. “rT” appears when the tone squelch is not activated. D Calling a waiting station using pocket beep A subaudible tone matched with the station’s tone frequency is necessary. to start the tone scan. “CT” appears during tone scan with tone squelch “rT” appears during tone scan without tone squelch ➃ Push [TSCAN)] (or [PTT] or [VFO]) to stop the scan. ➁ Set the desired subaudible tone (same as that used for tone squelch operation. T SQL T ➂ Push [MULTI] to enter subaudible tone mode.

OTHER FUNCTIONS I Help function When in set mode or initial set mode and no operation is performed for 5 sec. 10 . the name of the selected item scrolls across the function display for convenience..

I Initial set mode AT POWER ON SWITCH NORMAL 1/NORMAL 2 NORMAL 1: BAND Selects a band. SIMPLE Initial set mode is accessed at power on and allows you to set seldom-changed settings. push [PWR] to turn power on. ➁ Push [MULTI(↕)] to select the desired display as described on the following pages. M01 Selects memory . • Normal 2 (while squelch is open): Adjust volume. ➃ Push [VFO] (or [PTT]) to exit initial set mode for regular operation. NOTE: VFO mode cannot be selected via the microphone when SIMPLE mode is selected. ➀ While pushing [MULTI]. ➂ Push [MULTI(↔)](or rotate [DIAL]) to select the desired condition. VFO/MEMORY Toggles VFO and memory mode. B CALL Selects the call M00 Selects memory D Optional HM-75A functions Microphone simple mode is used to change the function assignments for switches on the optional HM-75A REMOTE CONTROL MICROPHONE as at right. • The transceiver enters initial set mode and an initial set mode item is displayed. A MONITOR Toggles squelch between open and closed. No function in memory mode. NORMAL 2: MONITOR Toggles squelch between open and closed. Change the frequency or memory channel when pushed. In this way you can “customize” transceiver operations to suit your preferences. Start previously selected scan when pushed and held.

pushing [A] transmits a 1750 Hz tone for Europe. France and Italy versions. NOTE: During transmit. 27 .

The duty cycle can be set to automatic (default) or OFF. D Auto repeater (see p. then “1:8” 60 sec. 40. D Power saver This item sets the power saver duty cycle—the ratio of receive circuit on to receive circuit off while standing by. when set to ON. or turned OFF (default). display backlighting remains ON continuously. No power saver function. display backlighting cannot be turned ON. AUTO OFF Selects “1:4” duty ratio when receiving no signal for 5 sec.10 OTHER FUNCTIONS D Beep tones ON/OFF Confirmation beep tones normally sound when you push a key or switch. 28 . 17) D Display backlighting When set to AUTO (default). Setting to automatic conserves battery power.. when set to OFF. These can be turned ON (default) or OFF as you prefer. 60 min. after that. display backlighting automatically turns on when a key is pushed. The power off time can be set to 20. D Auto power OFF This item allows you to set a time at which the transceiver will automatically turn off.

uCAUTION: Resetting the CPU returns all programmed contents to their default settings. push [PWR] to turn power on and reset the transceiver’s CPU. 10 I Resetting the CPU ➥ While pushing [SQL] + [VFO] + [MR]. 29 . D DTMF speed (see p. or when the internal CPU malfunctions. 21) • “CLEAR” appears briefly to indicate the CPU has been reset. battery voltage is briefly displayed after turning power on.OTHER FUNCTIONS D Voltage display This item sets the voltage display ON (default) or OFF. AT POWER ON Reset the CPU before operating the transceiver for the first time. When set to ON. D Function display contrast This item sets the function display contrast to one of two levels—“1” is low contrast and “2” (default) is high contrast.

• When cloning is finished. “CLONE” appears in the master transceiver’s display and “CL END” appears in the slave transceiver’s display. data from a PC to a transceiver using the optional CS-T81 CLONING SOFTWARE.10 OTHER FUNCTIONS ceiver. then on again to return to normal operation. CLONING CABLE D Cloning using a PC Data can be cloned to and from a PC (IBM compatible) using the optional CS-T81 CLONING SOFTWARE and the optional OPC-478 CLONING CABLE. ➃ When cloning is finished. D Cloning error . D Transceiver-to-transceiver cloning ➀ Connect the OPC-474 with adapter plugs to the [SP] jack of the master and slave transceivers. I Cloning AT POWER ON Cloning allows you to quickly and easily transfer the programmed contents from one transceiver to another transceiver. turn power off. or. • The master transceiver is used to send data to the slave transceiver.

When the display at right appears. • “CLONE” appears and the transceivers enter the clone standby condition. This will cause a cloning error. a cloning error has occurred. ➂ Push [PTT] on the master transceiver. NOTE:DO NOT push the [PTT] on the slave transceiver during cloning. • “CL IN” appears automatically in the slave transceiver’s display and the S/RF indicator shows that data is 9 5 1 being received from the master trans- 30 . push [PWR] to enter cloning mode (master transceiver only—power on only for slave transceiver). • “CLOUT” appears in the master trans9 5 1 ceiver’s display and the S/RF indicator shows that data is being transferred to the slave transceiver. Cloning must then be repeated. In such a case. ➁ While pushing [MR]. memory contents return to their default settings and both transceivers automatically enter VFO mode.

18 and XB (a pair of scan edges). cancel skip set. power is off.TROUBLESHOOTING If your transceiver seems to be malfunctioning. • Turn off the tone squelch. 11 • The same frequencies are programmed into XA • Program different frequencies. channels are set as skip channels.) Transmitting is impossible.) SOLUTION • Charge the battery pack or place new dry cell bat. 7. Frequency cannot be set. MHz band. cannot be selected. tings for one or more channels. p. • The lock function is activated. battery case. adjusted. • Program the cleared memories. Scan does not function. 8 (Remove the battery pack if you will not be using the transceiver for a long time. 24 [Y] or [Z] keys do not • Memory channels 00 and/or 01 are not pro. PROBLEM No power comes on. Cannot transmit on the 50 • AM mode has been set for the 50 MHz band. function when using the 18. POSSIBLE CAUSE • The battery is exhausted. 18.• Program the memory channels or set to microphone pgs. grammed and simple mode is selected. 7. 18 RIT/VXO offset cannot be • RIT/VXO function has not been activated or the • Activate the RIT/VXO function in set mode or push p. 13 1200 MHz band is not selected. 11 REF. 27 optional HM-75A. Squelch does not open for • Tone squelch is activated. 14 31 . p. 8 • Push [VFO] to select VFO mode. • Turn AM mode off in set mode. received signals. normal 1 or normal 2. • Charge the batteries or place new dry cells in the pgs. • Memory (call) mode is selected. or. (A slight current flows in the circuits even when the teries in the battery case. [MULTI(↔)] to select the 1200 MHz band. • Push [(H/L) LOCK)] for 1 sec. 25 p. • The battery is exhausted. or. all other memory • Program additional memories.pgs. p. • Only CH00 is programmed. p. please check the following points before sending it to a service center. 9 p. Some memory channels • Some memories have been cleared.pgs.

995*1 Rx: 400–469. for half IF. 10. except 2nd image.5 MHz Less than 1.995 76–107. 50 and 100 kHz *Not available for 1200 MHz band.) : 300 g. 29⁄32(W)×43⁄16(H)×11⁄8(D) in • Weight (approx. (0. *2Guaranteed 440–450 MHz only.5 to 16 V DC or specified battery pack/case • Current drain( at 13.995 GENERAL • Frequency coverage 50 MHz 50–54 TRANSMITTER • Modulation system • Output power (at 13.) standby 80 mA (typ. 9.995 88–107.5 V DC): Rx Power saved 40 mA (typ.5 kHz deviation) • Squelch sensitivity : 0.18 µV (at 12 dB SINAD) 144 MHz Less than 0.99 µV (at 12 dB SINAD.6 µV (WFM) • Spurious and image rejection ration: 50.2 GHz (Unit: MHz) WFM*4 76–107. WFM(Rx).45 MHz (FM. 25.: 1200 MHz) • Antenna connector : SMA (50 Ω) • Usable temperature range : –10°C to +60°C.995*1 Rx: 400–469. 20. 10.. & BP-197) 280 g. Italy) (Less than –40 dB for 1200 MHz) : ±5 kHz : 3-conductor 2.5(d) mm (1⁄8″)/ 2 kΩ 50–52 144–146 430–440 1240–1300 (Rx only‡) 50–52 Rx: 118–173. 30. ‡Some versions may be able to transmit. AM) 13.18 µV 1200 MHz Less than 0. & BP-200) • Operating mode • No. 15*. frequency deviation • Ext.5(D) mm.18 µV (FM) 0.) Tx max. *4Not guaranteed. power 1. 1 kHz/52.9 oz (w/ant.995 MHz) 88–107.5 W typ.at 10% distortion with an 8 Ω load .4 A (0. AM(Rx) : 124 (100 regular. 32 : FM(F3E). 14°F to 140°F) • Power supply requirements (negative ground): 4. of memory channels : Double conversion superheterodyne • Intermediate frequencies : 1st 69.995*3 1240–1300 TX: 430–440 (Rx only‡) Tx: 144–148 50–54 Rx: 118–173.25 µV (1200 MHz) 5. 12.995*1 Tx: 144–148 144–148 144–146 430–440 430–440 430–440 1240–1300 1240–1300 1260–1265 • Spurious emissions • Max.18 µV 430(440) MHz Less than 0.35 MHz (WFM) 2nd 450 kHz • Sensitivity (except spurious points) : FM 50 MHz Less than 0. 50 MHz band IF and WFM) • Audio output power (at 25°C) : 250 mW typ. (except 1200 MHz) 1 W (1200 MHz) Low 0. & BP-199) 310 g.9 oz (w/ant.5.5 V DC) Rx: 118–173.995 76–107. 20 program scan edges and 4 call) • Tuning steps : 5*. *3Guaranteed 430–440 MHz only. 10.8 A typ. +14°F to +140°F • Dimensions : 58(W)×106(H)×28.6 oz (w/ant. • Frequency stability : ±3 ppm (–10°C to 60°C.1 W typ. 144 MHz bands Less than –60 dB 430(440) MHz band Less than –50 dB 1200 MHz band Less than –38 dB (–50 dB typ.25 µV WFM 91.995 88–107. 90 mA: 1200 MHz) rated audio 220 mA (typ. microphone connector RECEIVER • Receive system Australia 50–54 Taiwan N/A *1Guaranteed 144–148 MHz only.995*2 1240–1300 Tx: 144–148 Tx: 430–450*2 : Variable reactance modulation : High 5 W typ. for 1200 : Less than –60 dB Less than –50 dB (Eur.12 Version USA Europe UK Italy Asia SPECIFICATIONS : 144 MHz 430 MHz 1.

5 hrs.5 W 4/7 hr * Operating periods are calculated under the following conditions: Tx : Rx : standby=1 : 1 : 8.0 V 700 mAh 2. 33 .6 V 680 mAh 4. The AD-87 must be used with the BC-119 for charging the battery pack. Longer operating times are when operating on the 1200 MHz band.8 W 10/14 hr × 3 alkaline or Ni-Cd cells BP-198 4. LC-148 CARRYING CASE SP-13 EARPHONE Provides clear receive audio in noisy environments. BC-119 DESKTOP CHARGER + AD-88 TERMINAL PC BOARD FOR CHARGER + AD-87 BATTERY PACK ADAPTER + Rapidly charge battery packs in 1 to 1. CP-12L CIGARETTE LIGHTER CABLE WITH NOISE FILTER For operation and charging via a 12 V cigarette lighter socket. Remote control capability (see p.OPTIONS D Battery packs BATTERY VOLTAGE CAPACITY OUTPUT OPERATING PACK POWER PERIOD* BP-197 Battery case for R6(AA) 0.5 hr BP-199 6. An AC adapter is packed with the BC-119 (except for the UK version). 13 D Speaker-microphones HM-46 HM-54 HM-75A HS-85 • PTT switch • VOX • One-touch PTT for hands-free operation D Chargers and cables BC-110A/C/D/V WALL CHARGER Regularly charge battery packs attached to the transceiver in 15 hrs.2 W 6/8.8 V 700 mAh 1. OPC-254L DC POWER CABLE For operation and charging via an external power supply. depending on the battery pack. The CP-17L or OPC-515L can be used instead of the supplied AC adapter.0 W 4/8 hr BP-200 9. 27) D Others CS-T81 CLONING SOFTWARE Allows you to clone the memory contents of an IC-T81 transceiver between transceivers or to a PC for editing.

21) CALL 34 . VFO Skip setting (p. MEMORY MENU Memory clear (p. 18) DTMF channels (p. 20) VFO MEMORY MODE MR MR MR CALL MODE Memory write condition (p. push for 1 sec.14 *NOTE: VFO MODE ARRANGEMENT VFO MODE * MW Additional bands may be available here depending on version. 19) CLR MHz . 24) MR Memory names (p. MR CALL push for 1 sec.

15) T 14 Receive mode*2 (p. 21) Battery voltage (p. 13) Scan resume (p. 17) U. 27) LCD contrast (p. 29) DTMF speed (p. PWR TO ENTER + INITIAL SET MODE at power ON LCD backlight (p. version only MIC simple mode (p. VFO CTCSS tones (p. 10) CLR MHz . 28) 35 . 16) DUP *1Cannot be selected when entering set mode from a memory or call channel. 29) Power saver duty (p. VFO Auto power OFF (p.A. 14) Tuning step*1 (p.MODE ARRANGEMENT SET MODE Repeater tones (p. 25) T SQL RIT/VXO*3 (p.S. *31200 MHz band only. 28) Beep tones (p. 28) TO EXIT CLR MHz . 28) Auto repeater (p. *250 MHz band only. 24) Offset frequency*1 (p.

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