INSTRUCTION MANUAL

DUAL BAND FM TRANSCEIVER

iC-w32a iC-w32e

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 carefully and completely before using the transceiver.

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.

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instruction manual contains important operating instructions for the IC-W32A and IC-W32E.

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EXPLICIT DEFINITIONS
The explicit definitions below apply to this instruction manual. DEFINITION Personal injury, fire hazard or electric shock RWARNING may occur. CAUTION NOTE Equipment damage may occur. If disregarded, inconvenience only. No risk of personal injury, fire or electric shock. WORD

operate the transceiver with a headset or other audio accessories at high volume levels. Hearing experts advise against continuous high volume operation. If you experience a ringing in your ears, reduce the volume level or discontinue use.

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.

The IC-W32E complies with the essential requirements of the 89/336/EEC directive for Electromagnetic Compatibility. This compliance is based on conformity with the ETSI specification prETS300 684 (EMC product standard for Commercially Available Amateur Radio Equipment).

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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UNPACKING
DO NOT push the PTT when not actually desiring to transmit. Accessories included with the transceiver: Qty. q Antenna ......................................................................... 1 w Handstrap ...................................................................... 1 e Battery pack (BP-173 or BP-180) or battery case (BP-170) attached to the transceiver ........ 1 r Belt clip .......................................................................... 1 t Wall charger* ................................................................. 1
* Not supplied for some versions.

DO NOT allow children to play with any radio equipment containing a transmitter. 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 dry cell batteries will become exhausted.

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TABLE OF CONTENTS
IMPORTANT .............................................. i EXPLICIT DEFINITIONS ........................... i CAUTIONS ................................................. i UNPACKING ............................................. ii TABLE OF CONTENTS ............................ iii 1 PANEL DESCRIPTION .................. 1 – 7 s Switches, controls, keys and connectors ....................................... 1 s Function display ............................... 6 BATTERY PACKS AND ACCESSORIES ........................... 8 – 11 s Battery pack charging ...................... 8 s Charging precautions ....................... 8 s About the battery pack ...................... 8 s Charging connections ...................... 9 s Battery case ................................... 10 s Accessory attachment .................... 11 FREQUENCY AND CHANNEL SETTING ................................... 12 – 16 s Power ON ....................................... 12 s VFO and memory/call channels ..... 12 s Main band selection ....................... 13 s Operating band selection ............... 13 s Frequency or channel selection via the keypad ................................ 14 s Using the tuning dial ....................... 15 s Lock function .................................. 15 s Setting tuning dial increments ........ 16 4 5 BASIC OPERATION .................. 17 – 18 s Receive and transmit ...................... 17 REPEATER OPERATION .......... 19 – 21 s General .......................................... 19 s Subaudible tones ........................... 20 s Offset frequency ............................. 20 s Auto repeater function .................... 21 MEMORY/CALL PROGRAMMING . 22 – 25 s General .......................................... 22 s Programming during selection ........ 22 s Programming after selection .......... 23 s Memory edit (transferring) .............. 23 s Memory names .............................. 24 s Memory clear ................................. 25 DTMF MEMORY ........................ 26 – 27 s Programming a DTMF code ........... 26 s Transmitting a DTMF code ............. 27 s DTMF transmission speed ............. 27 SCAN OPERATION ................... 28 – 31 s Scan types ..................................... 28 s Full/programmed scan ................... 29 s Memory scan ................................. 29 s Skip channel setting ....................... 30 s Scan resume condition ................... 30 s Frequency skip function ................. 31 9 SUBAUDIBLE TONE OPERATION . 32 – 33 s Tone squelch operation .................. 32 s Tone scan ....................................... 33 s Pocket beep operation .................... 33

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10 OTHER FUNCTIONS ................. 34 – 38 s Guide function ................................ 34 s Battery voltage indication ............... 34 s Auto power-off function ................... 35 s Function display backlighting ......... 35 s Power saver ................................... 36 s LCD contrast .................................. 36 s Optional HM-75A functions ............ 37 s Handheld-to-handheld cloning ....... 38 s Partial reset .................................... 38 s All reset .......................................... 38 11 TROUBLESHOOTING ...................... 39 12 MODE ARRANGEMENT ........... 40 – 41 13 SPECIFICATIONS ............................ 42

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] DTMF•M • 0 !3 M !0 !2 1 # . keys and connectors q @3 [DIAL] + – DC13. controls.MW] !6 [H/L] !5 [TONE] !4 !3 [M•N] y u o MAIN CHNG BAND CLR i SKIP !8 LOCK MW MHz VFO QZ MR ABC CALL DEF S.PANEL DESCRIPTION s Switches.MW SET J A H/L DUP K B TONE !7 !6 !5 !4 1 GHI 2 JKL 3 MNO !1 4 PRS 5 TUV 6 WXY 7 8 Symbol 9 T SCAN C MN•W D M•N !2 !1 DIGIT KEYS !0 [.5V SP MIC 1 @5 @4 q Antenna connector w [POWER] e [SQL] r [PTT] t [L/G] y [MAIN] u [BAND] i [MR] o [VFO] @2 [VOL] DIAL VOL @3 SCAN DT MF @1 [TX/RX] @0 Speaker/ microphone !9 Battery pack release !8 [CALL] !7 [S.

13) MAIN ➥ Starts and stops a scan when pushed for 2 sec. 13) CHNG • For VHF display. (p. 35) u BAND KEY [BAND (CHNG)] ➥ Push to select the operating band (VHF. BAND etc. (p. 34) • In set mode. (p. r PTT SWITCH [PTT] (p. (p. 2 . 17) Push and hold to transmit. (p. to toggle the transceiver power ON and OFF. (p. 29) ➥ While pushing [PTT]. (p.S.1 PANEL DESCRIPTION y MAIN KEY [MAIN (SCAN) (DTMF)] SCAN DT ➥ Push to toggle the main band assignment. 22) SKIP MR ➥ While in memory mode. this key transmits the selected DTMF memory contents. avionics band*1 and weather channels*2 can be selected. 430(440) MHz band. *1 U. • The backlighting can be set as manual ON/OFF. 17) ➥ Push to open the main band’s squelch and monitors the operating frequency. 12) Push and hold for 2 sec. 144 MHz band. push this key for 2 sec.) or deactivation. version only • For UHF display. w POWER SWITCH [POWER] (p. 13) i MEMORY MODE KEY [MR (SKIP)] ➥ Push to select memory mode. 144 and 430(440) MHz bands can be selected. release to receive.S. 26) MF q ANTENNA CONNECTOR (p.A. 30) ➥ Shows a quick description of a key’s function when pushing this key and the desired key. the quick description automatically appears when pausing an operation for 5 sec. ➥ Set the squelch level while pushing this key and rotating the tuning dial. UHF. ➥ Enters the band arrangement condition to exchange the VHF and UHF displays when pushed at turning power ON. t LIGHT/GUIDE SWITCH [L/G] ➥ Activates the display and keypad backlighting for 5 sec. (p. automatic ON/OFF and automatic OFF with 5 sec. to toggle the selected memory channel between a skip and non-skip channel. (p. and Asia versions only *2 U.A. timer (default) using initial set mode. e SQUELCH SWITCH [SQL] (p. 11) Connects the supplied antenna.

to enter DTMF memory mode. (p. 26) ➥ While pushing [PTT]. push to enter the operating fre• quency from the 100 kHz digit. 3 . 24) ➥ While programming memory channels or DTMF memory names. • Push [1]–[5] to select scan edges “1A/1B”–“5A/5B. (pgs. this key sends a DTMF “E” (M). this key moves the cursor backward. 14) M ➥ Push this key for 2 sec. ➥ Transmit the DTMF code of the specified digit while pushing [PTT].” respectively. etc. in VFO mode. then push VFO again to select VFO mode. ➥ Selects 1 MHz tuning step when pushed for 2 sec. 24. • Push [0] to select full scan. VFO settings and set mode settings when pushed at turning power ON. to start the tone scan. T SCAN (p. each key has character input for memory or DTMF memory names (characters are assigned to keys using the same convention as for telephones). 26) Ω !2 TONE SCAN KEY [T SCAN (Ω) (#)] ➥ Push this key for 2 sec. to program the DTMF memory. push this key to cancel and start from the beginning. memory channel selection. (p. ➥ While pushing [PTT]. 33) # ➥ While programming memory channels or DTMF memory names. • When making a mistake during digit input. this key moves the cursor forward.PANEL DESCRIPTION o VFO MODE KEY [VFO (CLR) (MHz)] MHz ➥ Push this key to cancel most functions.” !1 DIGIT KEYS ➥ Input the specified digit during frequency input. (p. this key sends a DTMF “D. • ➥ In addition. select scan edges during full/ programmed scan. 12) CLR 1 ➥ For the [1]–[5] and [0] keys. (p. ≈ !3 MEMORY NAME KEY [M•N (MN•W) (≈)] ➥ Push to toggle between frequency and name inMN•W D M •N dications. 16) ➥ Partially resets the VFO frequencies. (p. (p. 38) !0 DECIMAL POINT KEY [ • (DTMF•M) (M)] DTMF M ➥ In VFO mode. this key sends a DTMF “F” (#). then push again for 2 sec. ➥ While pushing [PTT].

32). (p. this key sends a DTMF “B. to transmit a 1750 Hz tone burst for repeater access. (p. [PTT]. [SQL]. (p.” C !5 TONE/DUPLEX KEY [TONE (DUP) (K)] DUP K ➥ Push this switch to activate the following functions B TONE in order (pgs. to enter set mode. push this key for 1 to 2 sec. • [POWER]. (p. to write the displayed frequency and information into the selected memory channel (or VFO.MW nel number to be programmed. 41) ➥ While pushing [PTT]. ➥ Push this key for 2 sec. 12) LOCK CALL ➥ Push this key for 2 sec. 19. !4 C KEY [C] While pushing [PTT]. (p. 41) ➥ Enters initial set mode when pushed at power ON. 19) • “– DUP” appears during minus duplex operation. • Pocket beep—“T SQLS” appears. [L/G] and [H/L] can still be accessed while the lock function is ON. call channel).MW (MW)] ➥ Push this key to select the desired memory chanMW S.K. to select semi-duplex or simplex operation. 25) !8 CALL MODE KEY [CALL (LOCK)] ➥ Push this key to select the call channel. and Italy versions only. (p.. (p.” ➥ While pushing [PTT]. this key sends a DTMF “C. 10) Push to open the latch for battery pack removal. 17) ➥ Push this key for 2 sec. p. • No tone operation—no indicator appears. (Eur. ➥ While pushing [PTT]. ➥ Push this key for 2 sec.” !6 OUTPUT POWER/SET MODE KEY [H/L (SET) (J)] ➥ Push this key to toggle between high and low outSET J A H/L put power. U. @0 SPEAKER/MICROPHONE 4 .1 PANEL DESCRIPTION !7 SELECT MEMORY WRITE KEY [S. (p. • Subaudible tone encoder—“T” appears. [VOL]. this key sends a DTMF “A. to toggle the lock function ON and OFF. • Tone squelch—“T SQL” appears. 19) !9 BATTERY PACK RELEASE (p. 22) ➥ Push then push and hold this key while in memory select mode to erase the contents of the selected memory channel. (p. “DUP” appears during plus duplex operation and no indicator appears during simplex operation. 15) •“ ” appears while the lock function is activated. 22) • “M” and memory channel number flash and the [DIAL] can be used for channel selection.

this dial sets the squelch level. memory channels. 17) Lights green while receiving a signal or when the squelch is open. (p.) D External connection Remote [SP] Audio out (8 Ω) 1 MIC 3. 43 for a list of available options. CP-12/L or OPC-254/L. When using dry cell batteries this may cause battery leakage and damage the transceiver.5V] Allows operation with a 13.PANEL DESCRIPTION @1 TX/RX INDICATOR [TX/RX] (p. @3 TUNING DIALS [DIAL] ➥ Rotate [DIAL] to set operating frequencies. 17) ➥ While pushing [BAND]. 13) @4 EXTERNAL SPEAKER AND MICROPHONE JACKS [SP/MIC] Connect an optional speaker-microphone or headset. 17) Rotate [VOL] to adjust the audio level.5 V DC power source using the optional cables. (p. (See p. set mode contents. CAUTION: Operation with an external DC power source simultaneously charges batteries inside the battery case or the battery pack. if desired. lights red while transmitting. 5 . @5 EXTERNAL DC POWER JACK [DC13. this dial sets the operating band. lights orange during crossband full duplex operation. 15) ➥ While pushing [SQL]. etc. when using a Ni-Cd battery pack this may cause battery overcharging and shorten the life of the battery pack. (p.5 V PTT [MIC] 33 kΩ Audio input (2 kΩ) PTT The above connection does not apply when a condensor microphone is connected. The internal microphone and speaker will not function when either is connected. @2 VOLUME CONTROLS [VOL] (p.

S. 5. and Asia versions only) 6 . w FREQUENCY READOUTS Show the operating frequency. respectively.A. (p. 13) Appear above the frequency which is selected as the main band. 13) • The smaller “75.” “50” and “25” to the right of each readout indicate 7.5 kHz. set mode contents. 29) • While operating in the avionics band. (p. • The frequency on the left and right can be exchanged.5.1 PANEL DESCRIPTION s Function display q !0 q o MAIN w e r t GUIDE 75 50 25 MAIN 75 50 25 w e r t LOW T SQL DUP S y u LOW T SQL S DUP i u y q MAIN BAND INDICATORS (p. • The decimal point of the frequency flashes during scan. • Only one of these indicators appears at a time. etc.0 and 2. a colon appears to indicate AM mode. (U.

“DUP” only. 34) o LOCK INDICATOR (p. 24) ➥ Shows guide (or description) when the [L/G] and desired keys are pushed. appears when plus duplex is selected. 15) Indicates that the lock function is in use. ➥ Flash during full/programmed scan when the frequency skip function is activated. r S/RF INDICATORS (p. 32) “T” appears when the subaudible tone encoder is in use. etc. 19. during name programming. (p. (p. “T SQLS” appears during pocket beep operation and “T SQL” appears when the tone squelch function is activated. t TONE INDICATORS (pgs. 34) Appears when the quick guide function is activated. • Memory name can be selected instead of channel numbers. (p. u SKIP INDICATORS ➥ Appear when a selected memory channel is set as a skip channel. y DUPLEX INDICATORS (p. 19) Appear when semi-duplex operation (repeater operation) is in use. !0 QUICK GUIDE INDICATOR (p. in set mode. ➥ Show the output power selection while transmitting. 31) 7 . or no key operation is performed for 5 sec. 30) • Skip channels are not detected (ignored) during memory scan. 17) ➥ Show the relative signal strength while receiving.PANEL DESCRIPTION e LOW POWER INDICATORS (p. 17) Appear when low output power is selected. (p. • “– DUP” appears when minus duplex is selected. 1 i ALPHANUMERIC READOUT ➥ Shows the selected memory channel number in memory mode.

D Battery pack life If your battery pack seems to have no capacity even after being fully charged. This will cause internal liquid leakage and damage the battery case and transceiver. NEVER connect two or more chargers at the same time. Refer to p. s Charging precautions NEVER attempt to charge dry cell batteries. a new battery pack must be purchased. The battery is recyclable. If the battery pack still does not retain a charge (or very little). Charging may not occur under temperatures of 10°C (50°F) or over temperatures of 40°C (104°F). the operating period of the transceiver varies. completely discharge it by leaving the power ON overnight. We recommend battery charging just after transmitting becomes impossible. Avoid overcharging. Charge the battery pack before first operating the transceiver or when the battery pack becomes exhausted. 300 times. it may be illegal to dispose of this battery into the municipal waste stream. At the end of its life. RB RC RBR C . 8 D Recycling information (U. Call 1-800-8-BATTERY for battery recycling options in your area or contact your dealer.S. fully charge the battery pack again. If you want to be able to charge the battery pack more than 300 times. Use the battery until it becomes almost completely exhausted under normal conditions. 2. only) The product that you have purchased contains a rechargeable battery. The charging period should be less than 48 hours. the following points should be observed: 1. * Optional for versions which come with the BP-170 BATTERY CASE. 43 for battery pack specifications.A. s Battery pack charging The supplied* BP-173 or BP-180 BATTERY PACK includes rechargeable Ni-Cd batteries and can be charged approx. under various state and local Ni-Cd laws.2 BATTERY PACKS AND ACCESSORIES s About the battery pack D Operating period Depending on the attached battery pack. Then.

Any battery pack attached to transceiver BP-173 or BP-180 BP-171 or BP-172 without transceiver AD-51B Check orientation for correct charging AD-51A Charging periods: 15 hours (w/BP-171. To [DC13. BP-173 or BP-180) 20 hours (w/BP-172) Packed together as the AD-51 (optional) Charging periods: 1 hour (w/BP-171 or BP-180) 1. connect the supplied* wall charger via an AC outlet as shown below.5V] Wall charger w Insert the AD-51B into the groove in the AD-51A (front-facing side of the AD-51A) observing the proper orientation. into the AD-51A. then. either by itself or attached to the transceiver.BATTERY PACKS AND ACCESSORIES 2 s Charging connections D Regular charging Attach the supplied* or optional battery pack. • The AD-75 may be additionally necessary if the BC-119 contains no connection terminals. D Rapid charging with the BC-119 q Insert the AD-51A into the charging slot of the BC-119.5 hours (w/BP-172 or BP-173) BC-119 + AD-75 (optional) 9 . e Insert the battery pack. * Optional for versions which include a battery case.

CP-12 (optional) To a 12 V cigarette lighter socket OPC-254 (optional) white + black _ To a 4. CAUTION: Remove dry cell batteries from the BP-170 BATTERY CASE when using the [DC13. Remove the case from the transceiver. Be careful of battery overcharging as the connected battery is charged simultaneously. Open the case.5 to 16 V DC power source Install 4 AA(R6) size dry cell batteries into the battery case.2 BATTERY PACKS AND ACCESSORIES s Battery case D Operation with an optional cable Connect an optional charger or cable to the transceiver as illustrated below.5V] jack. 10 . To [DC13.5V] When using a battery case attached to the transceiver. install 4 AA(R6) size alkaline batteries as illustrated below.

11 . then attach the belt clip using the same screws.BATTERY PACKS AND ACCESSORIES 2 s Accessory attachment D Antenna Insert the supplied antenna into the antenna connector and rotate the antenna as shown in the diagram below. D Belt clip Remove screws. CAUTION: Transmitting without the antenna may damage the transceiver. Conveniently attaches to your belt. Keep the jack cover attached when jacks are not in use to avoid bad contacts. Facilitates carrying. D Handstrap Attach the handstrap as shown in the diagram below.

Push for 2 sec. voltage in 0. • If “OVER V” appears. (p. UNPLUG the external DC plug immediately. “M” (or a memory name) appears.5 V. MAIN What is VFO? VFO is an abbreviation of Variable Frequency Oscillator. 9. 10) w Push and hold [POWER] for 2 sec. 12 . “LOW V” appears.” “VHF CALL” or “UHF CALL” appears. Connected voltage is over 16 V and could damage the transceiver. (pgs.5 V steps. “C. to turn power ON. ➥ Push [MR] to select memory MAIN mode. 34) VFO mode is used for setting a desired frequency within the band range. MAIN ➥ Push [VFO] to select VFO mode. • When the battery voltage is lower than 4. 22. refer to p. MAIN • The display shows the approx. ➥ Push [CALL] to select a call channel.3 FREQUENCY AND CHANNEL SETTING s VFO and memory/call channels This transceiver has 2 normal operating modes: VFO mode and memory mode. • Remaining battery voltage is displayed for 2 sec. POWER for 2 sec. MAIN after 2 sec. Memory (call) mode is used for operation of memory (call) channels which have programmed frequencies. Charge the battery pack or place new dry cells in the battery case in this case. Frequencies for transmitting and receiving are generated and controlled by the VFO. • To program a memory. s Power ON q Charge the battery pack or install alkaline batteries into the battery case.

Using this capability.A. • The sub band is muted when crossband full duplex is deactivated and the main band is transmitting. All switches affect the designated main band only.S. and Asia versions only *2 U. • The sub band is muted under the following conditions even when crossband full duplex is activated: . the transceiver can receive 2 frequencies simultaneously on either the VHF or UHF band. The right and left displays are used for VHF and UHF...-” appears when the display is OFF.Sub band is the avionics band and main band is VHF transmission. regardless of left/right displays. 13 *1 U.S. • “. To change frequency or to activate a function. avionics and VHF weather channels. as the main band. q Select the desired band with [MAIN]. s Operating band selection The VHF display can also receive UHF. w Rotate [DIAL] to select the displays. MAIN MAIN MAIN NOTE: • VHF and UHF memory channels are called up from the respective operating band. . you must designate a band.Both displays show the same band. respectively.. w Push [BAND] several times to select the desired band. • Rotating [DIAL] while pushing [BAND] also selects the display. In addition. . e Push [VFO] to program the display selection. band*1 D Exchanging the displays VHF and UHF displays can be exchanged at power ON if desired. • “Q” appears above the main band. r Turn power OFF to exit band arrangement condition.A.*2 The UHF display can also receive VHF band signals.Sub band is a weather channel and main band is UHF transmission. VHF or UHF.FREQUENCY AND CHANNEL SETTING 3 s Main band selection This transceiver can receive 2 band signals simultaneously. a display can be turned OFF to use the transceiver as a mono band transceiver. • 5 kHz tuning steps cannot be selected in the VHF display when both displays are set for the UHF band. version only . by default. ] BAND BAND *2 *1 q Turn power ON while pushing [(BAND)CHNG] to enter band arrangement condition.

” “2. 1A to 5B. w Select VFO mode with [VFO].” “5” and “7” are acceptable for the 1 kHz digits (depending on the 10 kHz digit). w Select memory mode with [MR]. • “0.3 FREQUENCY AND CHANNEL SETTING s Frequency or channel selection via the keypad D Frequency q Assign the main band to the desired display with [MAIN]. D Memory channels q Assign the main band to the desired display with [MAIN]. MR MAIN MAIN 4 MAIN 3 MAIN 14 .” • Only programmed memory channels can be selected. VFO MAIN MAIN 1 MAIN 4 5 3 6 MAIN 0 MAIN [EXAMPLE]: Selecting memory channel 43 (when channel 43 is already programmed). Decimal point appears.360 MHz. e Push 2 digit keys to select the desired memory channel. push [(VFO)CLR] and input from the beginning. use [•(M)(DTMF•M)] for “A” and [#(T SCAN)] for “B. • Push [•] to input the frequency starting from the 100 kHz digit. • The first ten memory channels (00–09) are preceded by a “0.” • To select scan edge channels. • Any frequency in the receive frequency range can be selected. [EXAMPLE]: Setting the frequency to 145. regardless of the operating band. e Push 6 digit keys to input a frequency. • When a digit is mistakenly input.

[DIAL] changes the frequency in 1 MHz steps. MAIN Appears when the lock function is in use. MAIN After pushing [(VFO)MHz] for 2 sec. [L/G] and [H/L] can still be accessed while the lock function is ON. See the next page for setting tuning steps. • [POWER]. 15 . [PTT].FREQUENCY AND CHANNEL SETTING 3 s Using the tuning dial D Frequency q Assign the main band to the desired display with [MAIN]. ➥ Push [(CALL)LOCK] for 2 sec.. then rotate [DIAL] to change the frequency in 1 MHz steps. •“ ” appears while the lock function is activated. • Push [(VFO)MHz] for 2 sec. D Memory channels q Assign the main band to the desired display with [MAIN]. w Select VFO mode with [VFO]. • The frequency changes according to the preset tuning steps. • Only programmed memory channels can be selected. to toggle the lock function ON and OFF. w Select memory mode with [MR]. [DIAL] changes the frequency according to the selected tuning step. e Rotate the main band’s [DIAL] to change the indicated memory channel. e Rotate the main band’s [DIAL] to change the frequency. [SQL]. [VOL]. MAIN 75 50 25 s Lock function The lock function prevents accidental frequency changes and accidental function access. Push [VFO] again to return to regular tuning steps.

25 kHz tuning step (UHF) NOTE: Both displays have independent tuning steps according to the operating band.5 kHz step) 16 . 100 kHz digit and below disappear. q Assign the main band to the desired display with [MAIN]. This transceiver has 8 tuning steps as follows: • 5 kHz* • 10 kHz • 12.5 kHz tuning step (VHF) MAIN t Rotate the main band’s [DIAL] to select the desired tuning step.5 kHz • 15 kHz • 20 kHz • 25 kHz • 30 kHz • 50 kHz * 5 kHz cannot be selected in the VHF display when both displays are set for the UHF band. w Select VFO mode with [VFO]. y Push [(VFO)CLR] to set the selected tuning step. q Assign the main band to the desired display with [MAIN]. e Push [(H/L)SET] for 2 sec. to select the 1 MHz tuning step. • Previously selected tuning step appears. Tuning steps can be selected for each band. r Push [(H/L)(SET)J] or [(TONE)K] several times until “TS” appears.g. MAIN r Rotate the main band’s [DIAL] to change the frequency in 1 MHz steps. to enter set mode. (e. e Push [(VFO)MHz] for 2 sec. • The digits below 100 kHz disappear. VHF band in left display: 5 kHz step. w Select VFO mode with [VFO]. MAIN 12.3 FREQUENCY AND CHANNEL SETTING s Setting tuning dial increments D Tuning step selection [ D Using 1 MHz tuning step This transceiver has a 1 MHz tuning step for quick frequency setting. t Push [(VFO)CLR] to cancel the 1 MHz tuning step and to return to the previous tuning step. VHF band in right display: 12.

rotate the main band’s [VOL]. • Do not hold the microphone too close to your mouth or speak too loudly. ➲ CONVENIENT Monitor function: Push and hold [SQL] to listen to weak signals without disturbing the squelch settings. to turn power ON. When a signal is received: ➥ The TX/RX indicator lights green. q Push [POWER] for 2 sec. ➥ Squelch opens and audio is emitted from the speaker. ➥ The receiving band’s S/RF indicator shows the relative signal strength. Automatic squelch is selected. • The S/RF indicator shows the output power selection. depending on the set mode setting. Quick guide function: Push the desired key while pushing [L/G] for a quick description of the key’s function. • The TX/RX indicator lights red. • “AT” is automatic level adjustment with a noise pulse count system. rotate the main band’s [DIAL]. • The sub band can receive while transmitting on the main band. w Adjust the [VOL] control to the desired level. 34) • Push any key to cancel the quick guide.) e Set the squelch level. (See the next page. • While pushing [SQL]. • The first click of [DIAL] indicates the current squelch level. r Set an operating frequency. then speak into the mic. (p. • While pushing [SQL]. 4 y Push and hold [PTT] to transmit.BASIC OPERATION s Receive and transmit CAUTION: Transmitting without an antenna may damage the transceiver. MAIN u Release [PTT] to return to receive. • “SQ1” is loose squelch and “SQ8” is tight squelch. t Push [H/L] to toggle output power between high and low. 17 . This may distort the signal. • “LOW” appears when low output power is selected.

as desired. (semi duplex) q Turn power ON while pushing [(H/L)SET] to enter initial set mode. w Push [(H/L)(SET)J] or [(TONE)K] several times until “BE” appears as shown above. 18 . w Push [(H/L)(SET)J] or [(TONE)K] several times until “CB” appears as shown above. r Turn power OFF to exit initial set mode.4 BASIC OPERATION D Crossband full duplex operation The crossband full duplex function can be turned ON or OFF in initial set mode. Crossband full duplex is ON. USING Initial set mode Initial set mode SETTING THE CONFIRMATION BEEP ON/OFF SELECTING CROSSBAND FULL DUPLEX OR SEMI-DUPLEX Confirmation beep is ON. e Rotate [DIAL] to turn the confirmation beep ON or OFF. r Turn power OFF to exit initial set mode. Confirmation beep is OFF. can be turned ON or OFF. When the function is OFF. which sound each time a switch is pushed. e Rotate [DIAL] to select semi-duplex or full duplex. Crossband full duplex is OFF. USING D Beep tones on/off The confirmation beep tones. the sub band audio is muted during transmission. q Turn power ON while pushing [(H/L)SET] to enter initial set mode.

• When the auto repeater function is in use (U. In this case. the transmit frequency is shifted from the receive frequency by the offset frequency. push and hold [CALL] for 1 to 2 sec. See p. according to repeater requirements. e Push [(TONE)DUP] for 2 sec. to transmit a 1750 Hz tone burst signal.K.REPEATER OPERATION s General When using a repeater. w Set the receive frequency (repeater output frequency). See p. r Push [TONE] to activate the subaudible tone encoder. u Push and hold [SQL] to check whether the other station’s transmit signal can be directly received or not. 22) q Assign the main band to the desired display with [MAIN]. • Refer to the next page for tone frequency settings. 26 for details. (p. (p. versions only) While pushing [PTT]. Italy and U. (p. then push [PTT] again to talk in this case. 21) 5 Some repeaters require DTMF tones or a 1750 Hz tone to be accessed. the tone scan is convenient for detecting the tone frequency. 33 for more information. 20) y Release [PTT] to receive. t Push and hold [PTT] to transmit. 1750 Hz TONE (Europe. Push [(#)T SCAN] for 2 sec. respectively. once to select – DUP or twice to select DUP. version only). DTMF TONES (IC-W32A only) While pushing [PTT]. this selection and step r are not necessary. Release [PTT] briefly.A. check the offset frequency. perform the following instead of step r at left with the required tone. • Pushing [PTT] 2 times quickly also transmits a 1750 Hz tone. ➲ CONVENIENT Tone scan function: When you don’t know the subaudible tone used for a repeater. • The displayed frequency automatically changes to the transmit frequency (repeater input frequency). 19 . to activate.S. • The transceiver has 4 DTMF memory channels. push the desired digit key(s) to transmit DTMF tones. 20) It is convenient to program repeater information into memory channels. • “– DUP” or “DUP” appears to indicate the transmit frequency for minus shift or plus shift. (p. • If “oFF” appears.

e Rotate [DIAL] to select the desired subaudible tone.0 103.7 218.8 250.9 74.9 171.5 167.9 183. Subaudible tones are superimposed over your normal signal and must be set in advance. to enter set mode.8 177. to enter set mode. • Subaudible tone frequency list 67.5 186.8 162.2 165.9 192.3 146. e Push [(H/L)(SET)J] or [(TONE)K] several times until “OW” appears as shown above.8 97. USING SET MODE SET MODE SETTING SUBAUDIBLE TONES MAIN MAIN SETTING AN OFFSET FREQUENCY MAIN MAIN T T 88.8 196.5 REPEATER OPERATION s Subaudible tones Some repeaters require subaudible tones to be accessed. r Rotate [DIAL] to select the desired offset (separately selectable for each band).0 127.5 206.6 MHz (600 kHz) offset 5.3 254.7 82.2 189. the transmit frequency is shifted from the receive frequency by an amount determined by the offset frequency.9 114.5 141.6 241.4 100.1 Hz tone 0.3 71. USING s Offset frequency When communicating through a repeater.2 110.5 91.0 69.2 151.3 173. 20 .5 107. • Pushing [(VFO)MHz] for 2 sec.5 210.6 199.8 123.3 131.5 85. selects MHz steps.5 Hz tone 254.1 233. w Push [(H/L)SET] for 2 sec.4 156.7 229.8 136.5 (Unit: Hz) 203.0 MHz offset q Push [(H/L)SET] for 2 sec.0 79.4 88.5 94.7 159. w Push [(H/L)(SET)J] or [(TONE)K] several times until “RT” appears as shown above.4 77. • Each operating band for each display and each memory channel have independent settings.8 118.1 225.1 t Push [(VFO)CLR] to set the condition and to exit set mode.3 179. r Push [(VFO)CLR] to set the condition and to exit set q Push [VFO] to select VFO mode. mode.

w Push [(H/L)(SET)J] or [(TONE)K] several times until “AR” appears as shown above.A. e Rotate [DIAL] to turn the auto repeater function ON (“ON1” and “ON2”) or OFF.395 MHz 442.200–145.S.995 MHz 147. version only) The U. version automatically activates the repeater settings (duplex ON/OFF.000–444. reset these frequencies.995 MHz SETTING THE AUTO REPEATER FUNCTION Activates for duplex only.995 MHz USING DUPLEX DIRECTION “–DUP” appears “DUP” appears– “DUP” appears– “–DUP” appears Initial set mode 447.610–146. q Turn power ON while pushing [(H/L)SET] to enter initial set mode.REPEATER OPERATION 5 s Auto repeater function (U. • Frequency range and offset direction FREQUENCY RANGE 145. if necessary. The offset and repeater tone frequencies are not changed by the auto repeater function. r Turn power OFF to exit initial set mode.S. 21 . tone encoder ON/OFF) when the operating frequency falls within or outside of the general repeater output frequency range.495 MHz 146.A. duplex direction.000–449.000–147. Activates for duplex and tone.

5 sec.S.MW] momentarily to indicate memory channels. w Select VFO mode with [VFO]. otherwise the memory channel will overwrite the displayed number. to program. and Asia versions only). y Push [(S. Avionics band frequencies are stored in the VHF memory channels (U. etc. 30) *1 Except for call channels. 19. 32) • Subaudible tone and tone squelch frequencies (pgs. Set frequency and other data.g. s General The transceiver has 100 memory channels (plus 5 pairs of scan edge channels) and 1 call channel on each band for storage of often-used frequencies. 32) • Skip information*2 (p. 19.MW)MW] for 2 sec. duplex direction. r Push [S.MW MAIN momentarily T SQL DUP 22 . if required. • Call channel (CAL) and scan edge channels (1A–5B). ➥ Set other data (e. as well as regular memory channels. offset frequency. [EXAMPLE]: Memory programming of ch 40 during selection..6 MEMORY/CALL PROGRAMMING s Programming during selection q Assign the main band to the desired display with [MAIN]. can be programmed in this way.A. subaudible tone frequency. *2 Except for the scan edge memory channels. MAIN S. 20) • Subaudible tone encoder or tone squelch ON/OFF (pgs. t Rotate [DIAL] to select the desired channel.).MW] for more than 0. e Set the desired frequency: ➥ Set the frequency using the keypad or [DIAL]. • Do not hold [S. D Memory/call channel contents The following information can be programmed into memory/ call channels: • Operating frequency • 8-digit memory name*1 • Duplex direction (DUP or – DUP) with an offset frequency (pgs. 20.

are programmed.MW)MW] for 2 sec. w Select the memory (call) channel to be transferred: ➥ Push [MR] (or [CALL]) to select memory (call) mode. ➥ Rotate [DIAL] or push 2 digit keys to select the memory channel (only programmed memories can be selected). ➥ Set the desired frequency using the keypad or [DIAL]. duplex direction. e Push [(S. subaudible tone frequency. w Select the memory channel to be programmed. if required. 23 .MEMORY/CALL PROGRAMMING 6 s Programming after selection q Assign the main band to the desired display with [MAIN]. • The contents are transferred and VFO mode is selected. ➥ Set other data (e. NOTE: Call channels cannot be programmed in this way. D Memory/call➾memory/call q Assign the main band to the desired display with [MAIN]. including duplex information. 3 beeps alert you that the VFO contents. w Select the memory (call) channel to be transferred: ➥ Push [MR] (or [CALL]) to select memory (call) mode.. subaudible tone frequency. to program.MW)MW] momentarily. ➥ Rotate [DIAL] or push 2 digit keys to select the memory channel (only programmed memories can be selected). MAIN S.g. etc.MW)MW] for 2 sec. • If beep tones are turned ON.MW MAIN for 2 sec. ➥ Rotate [DIAL] or push 2 digit keys to select the memory channel (only programmed memories can be selected).MW)MW] for 2 sec. offset frequency. • “VFO” appears in the display.). to transfer. to transfer. D Memory/call➾VFO q Assign the main band to the desired display with [MAIN]. s Memory edit (transferring) Memory (call) channel contents can be moved to VFO or to another memory. e Set the desired frequency in VFO mode: ➥ Push [VFO] to select VFO mode. ➥ Push [MR] to select memory mode. • The contents are transferred and the original channel is selected. T SQL DUP r Rotate [DIAL] to select a memory or call channel to transfer the data. e Push [(S. etc. r Push [(S. t Push [(S.

MAIN M•N t Enter the desired name via the keypad or [DIAL]. ➥ Rotate [DIAL] or push 2 digit keys to select the memory channel (only programmed memories can be selected). e Push [M•N] to select memory name indication. 〈. • To erase a character. +. (space). “ ” and =. use the [(M•N)≈] or [(#)Ω] key. • The first character of the name flashes. NOTE: While using the monitor function.6 MEMORY/CALL PROGRAMMING s Memory names Memory channels can be programmed with names of up to 8 characters in length. overwrite with a “space” using the [(0)Symbol] key. D Programming memory names q Assign the main band to the desired display with [MAIN]. M. r Push [(M•N)MN•W] for 2 sec. A to Z (capitals). MAIN . MAIN D Frequency↔name To toggle between frequency indication and memory name indication: ➥ Push [M•N] to toggle between frequency and name indications. Names cannot be programmed into the call channel. 〉. • “NO NAME” appears when a memory channel has not been programmed with a name. –. MAIN MAIN Frequency indication Name indication “H” indicates ‘High’ band (UHF) MAIN The following characters can be used in names: ➥ 0 to 9. “ ” /. • Flashing stops. to enter memory name writing mode. the frequency readout shows the transmit frequency even when memory name indication is selected. • To move the cursor forwards or backwards. • Eight characters is the maximum for a name. • Push the appropriate keys to input the desired characters using the same convention as for telephones. 24 y Push [(VFO)CLR] to input the set name. w Select the memory channel to be programmed: ➥ Push [MR] to select memory mode.

MW] briefly. then the frequency is cleared. w Push [S. • “VFO” or memory channel number flashes. Weather channels cannot be programmed into a memory channel. q Push [MAIN] to select VHF display as the main band.MEMORY/CALL PROGRAMMING 6 s Memory clear Unwanted memory channels can be cleared (erased). t Push [(VFO)CLR] to stop the flashing. [EXAMPLE]: Clearing memory channel 5. version only) There are 10 weather channels for MAIN monitoring weather channels from the NOAA (National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration) broadcasts. Before clearing a memory channel make sure it is no longer needed as cleared memories cannot be recalled. e Select the memory channel to be cleared. w Push [BAND] several times to select a weather channel.S.A. MAIN VFO MAIN 25 . • Memory channel number flashes continuously.MW] momentarily. then a second time for 2 sec. then a second time for 2 sec. r Push [S. e Rotate [DIAL] to select the desired channel. q Assign the main band to the desired display with [MAIN]. • 3 beeps sound. S. • Scan edges 1A and 1B and call channel cannot be cleared.MW momentarily MAIN MAIN MAIN momentarily.MW S. WEATHER CHANNELS (U.

MAIN for 2 sec. y Program DTMF memory name in a similar manner to memory channel names. to enter DTMF programming mode. e Push [(•)DTMF•M] for 2 sec. q Push [(•)DTMF•M] for 2 sec. r Push digit keys to enter the desired DTMF code. ➥ Enter the desired name via the keypad or [DIAL]. • To erase a character. The indication increases from no indication. 3 digits and 7 digits. • Programmed DTMF code is cleared in this way. u Push [(VFO)CLR] to exit DTMF memory mode. • “--.--” appears. • The S/RF indicator shows the digit group. The memory channels are for common use on both bands. ➥ Push [(M•N)MN•W] for 2 sec. w Rotate either band’s [DIAL] to select the desired channel. to enter name writing mode.) is required in the DTMF code. t Push [(VFO)CLR] to store them. ➥ Push [(VFO)CLR] to input the set name. to enter DTMF memory mode.” DTMF•M DTMF•M • • for 2 sec. if desired. [EXAMPLE]: Programming “21ABC3” into DTMF memory “d3.7 DTMF MEMORY s Programming a DTMF code The transceiver has 4 DTMF memory channels (d1 to d4) for storage of often-used DTMF codes of up to 16 digits. 2 1 A 1 B 1 C 1 3 1 VFO VFO 26 . • If a pause time (2 sec. overwrite with a “space” using the [(0)Symbol] key. • To move the cursor forwards or backwards. use the [(M•N)≈] or [(#)Ω] key. push [CALL] to input a pause code.

r While pushing [PTT].DTMF MEMORY 7 s Transmitting a DTMF code D Using a DTMF memory channel q Push [(•)DTMF•M] for 2 sec. USING Initial set mode SETTING THE DTMF TRANSMISSION SPEED Fastest (100 msec. e Rotate [DIAL] to select the DTMF transmission speed. intervals) Slowest (500 msec. push [(MAIN)(SCAN)DTMF] to transmit the selected DTMF code. to enter DTMF memory mode. w Push [(H/L)(SET)J] or [(TONE)K] several times until “DT” appears as shown above. the transceiver’s rate of DTMF transmission can be adjusted. w Rotate either band’s [DIAL] to select the desired channel. r Turn power OFF to exit initial set mode. intervals) q Turn power ON while pushing [(H/L)SET] to enter initial set mode. NOTE: Push [(MAIN)(SCAN)DTMF] while in DTMF memory mode to monitor a DTMF channel without transmitting it. 27 . s DTMF transmission speed When slow DTMF transmission speeds are required (as for some repeaters). e Push [(VFO)CLR] again to exit DTMF memory mode.

8 SCAN OPERATION Each band has 3 scan types with skip functions and 4 resume conditions providing scanning versatility. 29) Not yet programmed Mch 1 Mch 0 Mch 99 Mch 6 Mch 5 Mch 2 Mch 3 Mch 4 Repeatedly scans memory channels except skip channels. Used for checking for frequencies within a specified range such as repeater output frequencies. Scans on both bands can be operated separately or simultaneously. 29) Band edge Scan edges Band edge s Scan types FULL SCAN (p. etc. timer scans pause for 5. SCAN RESUME CONDITION (p. PROGRAMMED SCAN (p. MEMORY SKIP SCAN (p. When receiving a signal. SKIP FREQUENCY SKIP FUNCTION (p. pause scan pauses until the signal disappears. 30) Receiving a signal Pause scan Timer scan Pausing 2 sec. 4 resume conditions are available: pause scan and 3 timer scans. Repeatedly scans all frequencies over the entire band. 31) Band edge or scan edge Scan Skip Jump Skip Band edge or scan edge Skips unwanted frequencies that inconveniently stop scanning. 10 or 15 sec. 28 . 29) Band edge Scan Jump Band edge Scan Jump Repeatedly scans between two user-programmed frequencies. This function can be turned ON and OFF in scan set mode.

e Make sure the squelch is set to the threshold point. Program scan edges in the same manner as regular memory channels. 29 . w Select memory mode with [MR]. (p. r Push [(MAIN)SCAN] for 2 sec. the transceiver automatically selects the tone squelch function when a scan starts. t Push [1] – [5] to select the desired scan range or push [0] to select full scan. For programmed scan. rotate [DIAL]. 17) r Push [(MAIN)SCAN] for 2 sec. (p. (p. • To change the scanning direction. such as “P1. • If the pocket beep function is activated. • Decimal point flashes while scanning. y To stop the scan. push [(VFO)CLR]. the transceiver automatically selects the tone squelch function when a scan starts. e Make sure the squelch is set to the threshold point. • If the pocket beep function is activated. a programmed scan edge appears. to start the memory scan. • Select automatic squelch (AT) or a level (SQ1–SQ8) where the noise is muted.” but programmed scan does not proceed. to start the programmed scan. scan edges must be programmed in advance. push [(VFO)CLR]. t To stop the scan. • Select automatic squelch (AT) or a level (SQ1–SQ8) where the noise is muted. w Select VFO mode with [VFO]. rotate [DIAL]. 22) If the same frequencies are programmed into a pair of scan edges. • To change the scanning direction. • “P1” – “P5” flash to indicate which pair of scan edges is being scanned.SCAN OPERATION 8 s Full/programmed scan q Assign the main band to the desired display with [MAIN]. 17) s Memory scan q Assign the main band to the desired display with [MAIN].

timer for resume condition Pauses until the signal disappears q Turn power ON while pushing [(MAIN)SCAN] to enter scan set mode. UHF VFO and memory channels. e Repeat step w to cancel a skip channel. q Select the memory channel to be programmed as a skip channel: ➥ Push [MAIN] to select the desired band. SKIP s Scan resume condition The resume condition can be selected as a pause or timer scan for each band (VHF VFO and memory channels. (Following displays show the 144 MHz band full/programmed scan) S Indicates the channel is set as a skip channel. • “ S ” disappears. 30 * U. • “t-15”: scan pauses for 15 sec. • “t-10”: scan pauses for 10 sec. ➥ Push [MR] to select memory mode. avionics* band). ➥ Rotate [DIAL] or push 2 digit keys to select the memory channel.A.8 SCAN OPERATION s Skip channel setting Memory channels can be set to be skipped for memory skip scan. and Asia versions only.S. • Avionics*/144/430(440) VFO. r Turn power OFF to exit scan set mode. on a received signal. . • “ S ” appears. to set the memory channel as a skip channel. • “P-02”: scan pauses on a received signal until it disappears. on a received signal. w Push [(MR)SKIP] for 2 sec. w Push [(H/L)J] or [(TONE)K] several times to select the desired band to be set. This is useful to speedup the memory skip scan interval. • “t-05”: scan pauses for 5 sec. USING Scan set mode MAIN MR MAIN SETTING THE SCAN RESUME CONDITION Push for 2 sec. e Rotate [DIAL] to select the desired resume condition. 15 sec. VHF/UHF memories are available. on a received signal.

30) D Frequency skip function ON/OFF The frequency skip function can be turned OFF in set mode. the frequencies will not be skipped even if skip information is programmed and “ S ” will not blink during full scan or programmed scan. 25. q Turn ON the frequency skip function as described at right. • Non-programmed memory channels are used for skip frequency programming from channel 99 to 10 in reverse sequence.MW)MW] before 2 sec. (p. the paused frequency is overwritten on the preselected memory channel.SCAN OPERATION 8 s Frequency skip function D Programming a skip frequency Unwanted frequencies can be skipped and programmed as skip channels when full or programmed scan is pausing. cancel the skip information or clear the memory channel. USING Scan set mode SETTING THE FREQUENCY SKIP FUNCTION ON/OFF The frequency skip function is ON. scan stops and select memory mode is selected. 29) e While receiving an unwanted signal and scan pauses. push [(S. • The transceiver emits 3 beeps and the scan resumes. q Turn power ON while pushing [(MAIN)SCAN] to enter scan set mode. w Push [(H/L)J] or [(TONE)K] several times until “SKIP SC” appears as shown above. NOTE: When the frequency skip function is turned OFF. w Start full scan or programmed scan. 31 .. • Do not release [(S.MW)MW] for 2 sec. • To scan the skip frequency after programming. otherwise. In this case. The frequency skip function is OFF. to program the received frequency as a skip frequency. r Turn power OFF to exit scan set mode. (pgs. e Rotate [DIAL] to turn the frequency skip function ON or OFF.

9 114.3 254.7 218.3 179.4 100.2 151.0 127. • See right for programming.5 206.6 241.5 85.7 82. w Push [(H/L)SET] for 2 sec. t Push [(VFO)CLR] to exit set mode. r Rotate [DIAL] to select the desired subaudible tone.8 177. u To cancel the tone squelch. squelch opens and the signal can be heard.2 165. • Subaudible tone frequency list 67. e Push [(H/L)(SET)J] or [(TONE)K] several times until “CT” appears as shown at right.6 199.7 229. however. push and hold [SQL].5 91. MAIN T SQL MAIN T SQL y Operate the transceiver in the normal way. some tone frequencies may receive interference from adjacent tone frequencies. You can silently wait for calls from group members using the same tone.3 131.5 94.5 167.9 183.0 69.4 156.0 103.1 233. push [TONE].5 210. the S-indicator shows signal strength. • To open the squelch manually.8 123.7 159.1 .8 118. D Setting subaudible tones for [ 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).2 110. these are set in set mode. q Assign the main band to the desired display with [MAIN].9 171.9 74.8 196.3 71.3 146. e Set the desired CTCSS tone in set mode. q Select VFO or a memory channel.0 79.8 97. t When the received signal includes a matching tone.2 189. tone squelch does not open.8 162.9 SUBAUDIBLE TONE OPERATION s Tone squelch operation D Operation The tone squelch opens only when receiving a signal containing a matching subaudible tone. Therefore.8 136.8 250. w Set the operating frequency.5 107. NOTE: The transceiver has 50 tone frequencies and consequently their spacing is narrow compared with units having 38 tones. • When the received signal’s tone does not match. ➲ CONVENIENT Store subaudible tone frequencies and tone squelch ON/OFF settings in memories (call) for easy recall. 32 (Unit: Hz) 203.1 225. to enter set mode.5 r Push [TONE] several times until “T SQL” appears.5 186. Like repeater tones.4 88.5 141.3 173.4 77.9 192.

you can determine the tone frequency required to access the repeater. r When the tone frequency is decoded. t When a signal with the correct tone is received. to start the tone scan. the transceiver emits beep tones for 30 sec. By monitoring a signal that is being transmitted on a repeater input frequency. q Assign the main band to the desired display with [MAIN]. e Push [(#)T SCAN] for 2 sec. rotate [DIAL].” y Push [PTT] to answer or push [(VFO)CLR] to stop the beeps and flashing. • See the opposite page for a list of available tone frequencies and programming information. depending on the the tone squelch ON/OFF setting. Subaudible tone frequencies flash as they are scanned.SUBAUDIBLE TONE OPERATION 9 s Tone scan The transceiver can detect the subaudible tone frequency in a received signal. MAIN D Calling a waiting station using pocket beep A subaudible tone matched with the station’s tone frequency is necessary. and flashes “ T SQLS. w Set the operating frequency. w Set the desired frequency or memory channel to be checked for a tone frequency. e Set the desired CTCSS tone in set mode. t Push [VFO] to stop the scan. T “RT” or “CT” appears during tone scan 33 . • The decoded tone frequency is used for the tone encoder or tone encoder/decoder. Use the tone squelch on the opposite page or a subaudible tone encoder. • “CT” or “RT” appears during tone scan when the tone squelch is in use or not. s 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 while you were away from the transceiver. the set mode contents are programmed with the tone frequency. • Tone squelch is automatically selected. • To change the scanning direction. • The tone scan pauses when a tone frequency is detected. r Push [TONE] several times until “ T SQLS” appears in the function display. D Waiting for a call from a specific station q Assign the main band to the desired display with [MAIN].

“LOW V” appears. q Turn power ON while pushing [(H/L)SET] to enter initial set mode. at power ON. Push any key to clear the description. at power ON (LOW V. Initial set mode D Calling up a description ➥ Push the desired key while pushing the [L/G] key. w Push [(H/L)(SET)J] or [(TONE)K] several times until “VO” appears as shown at right. memory name programming. If the battery voltage is lower than 4. after operation. Place new dry cells in the battery case. 34 MAIN . • “ GUIDE ” and a quick description of the key’s function appear. the battery voltage is indicated for 2 sec. etc. e Rotate [DIAL] to turn the voltage indication ON or OFF. [EXAMPLE] MAIN MAIN GUIDE L/G + MAIN Battery indication ON Battery indication OFF While in set mode. If the voltage surpasses 16 V. r Turn power OFF to exit initial set mode. After turning the voltage indication ON. the quick description automatically appears 5 sec. 4.10 OTHER FUNCTIONS s Battery voltage indication USING s Guide function The transceiver has a guide function that enables quick descriptions of key functions without the need to search a menu list. “OVER V” appears and flashes regardless of this setting.5 V steps). When the indication is set to ON.5 V.. The transceiver has a battery voltage indicator to check dry cell battery consumption in the BP-170 BATTERY CASE. the battery voltage is displayed for 2 sec.5–16 V in 0.

timer Manual ON/OFF After setting the auto power-off time. 40 min. Auto power-off is OFF. 5 sec. when set to MANU (manual).. r Turn power OFF to exit initial set mode. To cancel the function. display backlighting automatically turns ON with 5 sec. the specified period is displayed for 2 sec. at power ON. the transceiver has an LCD (Liquid Crystal Display) and keypad lighting function. q Turn power ON while pushing [(H/L)SET] to enter initial set mode. q Turn power ON while pushing [(H/L)SET] to enter initial set mode. timer when any operation is performed except [PTT]. 5 sec. r Turn power OFF to exit initial set mode.. select “OFF” in step e below. timer. manual and automatic can be specified.OTHER FUNCTIONS 10 s Auto power-off function USING Initial set mode s Function display backlighting USING Initial set mode The transceiver can be set to automatically turn OFF after a specified period in which no switch is pushed. e Rotate [DIAL] to select the desired time or to turn the function OFF. and OFF can be specified. For easy operation at nighttime. timer. w Push [(H/L)(SET)J] or [(TONE)K] several times until “AO” appears as shown at right. e Rotate [DIAL] to select the desired backlighting function. 20 min. when set to AUTO. Automatic ON with timer 35 . When set to 5 sec. 60 min.. display backlighting can be turned ON with 5 sec. The specified period is retained even when the transceiver is turned OFF by the auto power-off function. w Push [(H/L)(SET)J] or [(TONE)K] several times until “LI” appears as shown at right. the [L/G] key toggles display backlighting ON and OFF.

then “1:8” 60 sec. Circuit off: 500 msec. r Turn power OFF to exit initial set mode. maximum. Setting it to 1 : 16 conserves the most power. The LCD (Liquid Crystal Display) contrast can be selected from 1 of 3 levels. The power saver duty cycle can be set to automatic. r Turn power OFF to exit initial set mode. • “AUTO” selects “1:4” duty ratio when receiving no signal for 5 sec. 1 : 16 or OFF.. . e Rotate [DIAL] to select the desired contrast. MAIN GUIDE 75 50 25 MAIN 75 50 25 LOW T SQL DUP S LOW T SQL S DUP High contrast Standby: 125 msec. 1 : 4. q Turn power ON while pushing [(H/L)SET] to enter initial set mode. Circuit off: 2 sec. e Rotate [DIAL] to select the desired duty cycle or to turn the function OFF. 36 Power saver is OFF. Select a contrast which gives the best readability for the ambient light conditions.5V] jack. after that. For packet operation.10 OTHER FUNCTIONS s Power saver USING Initial set mode s LCD contrast USING Initial set mode The power saver function reduces the current drain to conserve battery power. NOTE: When the duty cycle is set to 1 : 16. The power saver is deactivated when more than 12 V DC is connected to the [DC13. w Push [(H/L)(SET)J] or [(TONE)K] several times until “PS” appears as shown at right. q Turn power ON while pushing [(H/L)SET] to enter initial set mode. signals may be clipped up to a 2 sec. MAIN GUIDE 75 50 25 MAIN 75 50 25 LOW T SQL DUP S LOW T SQL S DUP Low contrast MAIN GUIDE 75 50 25 Automatic duty cycle MAIN 75 50 25 LOW T SQL DUP S LOW T SQL S DUP Standby: 125 msec. the power saver should be turned OFF to receive reliable packet data. “1” is the lowest contrast available and “3” is the highest contrast available. w Push [(H/L)(SET)J] or [(TONE)K] several times until “LC” appears as shown at right.

B UP D Setting the HM-75A functions USING Initial set mode DOWN This item turns the microphone simple mode ON or OFF. 37 . M2 Selects memory channel 2. A Push and hold to select the operating band. CAUTION: When connecting the HM-75A to the transceiver. SIMPLE MONITOR Push and hold to open the squelch. VFO/MEMORY Toggles VFO and memory mode. r Turn power OFF to exit initial set mode. otherwise the CPU may malfunction. Change the frequency or memory channel when pushed. etc. w Push [(H/L)(SET)J] or [(TONE)K] several times until “MS” appears as shown at right.OTHER FUNCTIONS 10 s Optional HM-75A functions The optional HM-75A allows you to remotely select memory channels. The switches on the HM-75A function depends on the initial set mode setting. SWITCH NORMAL MAIN (BAND) Push to toggle the main band assignment. e Rotate [DIAL] to select the desired HM-75A function. M1 Selects memory channel 1. q Turn power ON while pushing [(H/L)SET] to enter initial set mode. operating frequency. PTT switch Normal mode Lock switch: Locks all switches except [PTT] Simple mode OFF LOCK ON A B Earphone jack NOTE: VFO mode cannot be selected via the microphone when SIMPLE mode is selected. make sure that power to the transceiver is turned OFF. CALL Selects the call channel. Starts previously selected scan when pushed for 2 sec.

w Turn the ‘slave’ transceiver power ON. ➥ While pushing [SQL]. turn power ON to reset the CPU. such as memory channels. optional CS-W32 CLONING SOFTWARE is available to clone and edit contents using a PC. or when the internal CPU malfunctions. turn power ON to partially reset the transceiver. q Connect the OPC-474 between both transceiver’s [SP] jacks. set mode contents) without clearing the memory contents. In addition. a partial resetting function is available for the transceiver. [VFO] and [MR]. etc.10 OTHER FUNCTIONS s Handheld-to-handheld cloning The information in the transceiver. r Push [PTT] on the ‘master’ transceiver to transfer the data. Previous operating condition appears. ➥ While pushing [(VFO)CLR]. • “CL OUT” appears and digits (0–9. e Turn the ‘master’ transceiver power ON while pushing [MR] and [M•N]. • “PUSH PTT” appears. 38 . s Partial reset AT POWER ON If you want to initialize the operating conditions (VFO frequency. VFO settings. s All reset Cloning standby AT POWER ON Reset the CPU before operating the transceiver for the first time. An optional OPC-474 CLONING CABLE is required. A–F) indicate the data flow. While cloning MAIN CAUTION: Resetting the CPU returns all programmed contents to their default settings. can be transferred from one IC-W32A/E to another. memory names.

PROBLEM • No power comes on. SQ8) • Volume level is too low. • Set to simplex. • Scan does not start. only) is selected. 17 p. 19 p. • The transceiver is set to semi-duplex.g.A. 9. • Frequency cannot be set.A. • Memory mode or call channel is selected. • Push [BAND] to select an amateur band.TROUBLESHOOTING If your transceiver seems to be malfunctioning. 9. • Squelch level is too deep. 13 • No sound comes from the speaker. • Push [BAND] to select an amateur band or avionics band. • Poor plug connection to the external DC power cable.A. 10 POSSIBLE CAUSE • The battery is exhausted. • Avionics band frequency (U. • The squelch is open.) • Check the connector or remove and replace the cable./Asia only) or weather channel (U. 12 p. 17 p. please check the following points before sending it to a service center.S. 13 p.S. • The output power is set to low. 13 p. • Set squelch to automatic (AT) or the squelch closed point (SQ1 or more). • Lock function is activated. • Call or weather channel (U. (Remove the battery pack if you will not be using the transceiver for a long time. • Push [H/L] to select high power.A. (e. 11 REF. (A slight current flows in the circuits even when the power is OFF).S. • No contact possible with another station. pgs. • Set an amateur frequency. only) is selected. • Charge the battery pack or place new dry cell batteries in the battery case. • Push [(CALL)LOCK] for 2 sec. • Set squelch to automatic (AT). 39 . 17 p. 10 p. — p.S. to cancel the function. • The battery is exhausted. 15 p. • Transmitting is impossible. • Weather channel (U. only) is selected. SOLUTION • Charge the battery pack or place new dry cell batteries in the battery case. • Push [VFO] to select VFO mode. 17 pgs. • Set the desired band’s [VOL] to a suitable level. memory channel or avionics band.

) VFO MAIN MAIN DTMF•M • VFO (push for 2 sec.) VFO MODE MR VFO CALL VFO DTMF MEMORY MODE DTMF MEMORY CHANNEL MEMORY MODE (FREQUENCY INDICATION) MAIN M•N MR MAIN CALL CHANNEL MODE MAIN DTMF•M • VFO (push for 2 sec.) CALL (CHANNEL NAME INDICATION) DTMF MEMORY PROGRAMMING 40 . SCAN SET and INITIAL SET). the same arrangement applies to the UHF (left) band (except commonly used mode. (push for 2 sec. DTMF memory.12 MODE ARRANGEMENT SET J H/L MAIN BAND Although the following chart refers mainly to the VHF (right) band.

20) MAIN Power saver (p. Scan resume for UHF memo scan (p. 30) Scan resume for VHF memo scan (p.A. 21) Repeater tones (p. 35) T SQL Backlight condition (p.S. 30) Mic simple mode (p. 36) Battery voltage (p. 32) MAIN Beep tones (p. 31) Scan resume for avionics band (p. 18) * U. 30) LCD contrast (p. 34) Offset frequency* (p.. 18) T Auto repeater* (p. 16) * These displays don’t appear when entering SET mode from memory mode or call channel mode.A. version only Turn power OFF. 20) MAIN DTMF speed (p. 36) Crossband full duplex (p. Asia only) Scan resume for 144 MHz band program scan (p. 30) Scan resume for 440 MHz band program scan (p.MODE ARRANGEMENT INITIAL SET MODE 12 SCAN DT SET J H/L + Power ON SET J H/L DUP K TONE MF MAIN SET MODE SET J H/L MAIN + Power ON DUP K TONE SET J H/L SCAN SET MODE DUP K TONE Frequency skip function (p. 30) (U. then ON to return to normal operation. 35) CTCSS tones (p. 27) Tuning step* (p.S. 41 . 37) Auto power OFF (p.

13 SPECIFICATIONS U.5 V) VHF 5 W. Usable temperature range Dimensions (with BP-173 or BP-180.85 MHz 46.A. 30 or 50 BNC (50 Ω) See options on page at right.32 µV Less than 0. 42 . +14°F to +140°F 57(W) ✕ 137(H) ✕ 33(D) mm.S. (at 10% distortion with an 8 Ω load) Mode Frequency stability GENERAL Tuning steps (kHz) Antenna connector Usable battery pack/case External DC power Current drain (at 13.S.5 to 16 V DC (negative ground) 1.5 mm (1⁄8 in) 3-conductor/8 Ω Rx * Specifications guaranteed at a transceiver temperature of +25°C (+77°F).05 MHz 450 kHz Less than 0.16 µV More than 15 kHz/–6 dB Less than 30 kHz/–60 dB More than 60 dB More than 50 dB Except for 1⁄2 of IF and 2nd image freq.5. Europe Asia Italy TRANSMITTER VHF UHF Tx: 144–148 Tx: 440–450 Rx: 118–174*1 Rx: 400–470*2 144–146 430–440 Tx: 144–148 430–440 Rx: 118–174*1 Tx: 144–148 Tx: 430–440 Rx: 136–174*1 Rx: 400–470*3 Output power* (at 13.A. 15.5 W (selectable) Frequency coverage (MHz) Modulation system Max. typical) FM (U. 10.5 A 600 mA Tx High Low Rated audio Power saved RECEIVER More than 180 mW External speaker jack 3.0 kHz 2. 20. 0.5 mm (1⁄10 in) 3-conductor/2 kΩ Guaranteed ranges are: *1144–148 *2440–450 *3430–440 Double conversion superheterodyne 30. 0. +32°F to +122°F) 5. 4./Asia versions: AM Rx 118–136 MHz) ±5 ppm (0°C to +50°C. frequency deviation* External microphone jack Receive system 1st Intermediate frequencies 2nd Original band Sensitivity* (12 dB SINAD) Opposite band Squelch sensitivity Selectivity Spurious and image rejection ratio* Audio output power* (at 13. 12.6 A 500 mA 210 mA 40 mA (average) –10°C to +60°C.5 V. projections not included) Weight (with BP-173 and antenna) 450 g. 25.5 V) Variable reactance frequency modulation ±5. 21⁄4(W) ✕ 513⁄32(H) ✕ 15⁄16(D) in 1.16 µV Less than 0.5 W (selectable) UHF 5 W. 1 lb All stated specifications are subject to change without notice or obligation.

5 R6(AA) ✕ 4 alkaline cells 1.5 (3.5 (4.3) W 5. CP-12/L CIGARETTE LIGHTER CABLE WITH NOISE FILTER For operation and charging via a 12 V cigarette lighter socket. Tx (high power) : Rx : standby = 1 : 1 : 8 D Others MB-30 MOUNTING BRACKET When using the bracket hanger When using no bracket hanger D Chargers and cables BC-110A/D/V WALL CHARGERS Regularly charge battery packs.5/2. Some BC-119 versions require the AD-75 additionally.0) h 600 mAh 3.8 V 4. OPC-254/L DC POWER CABLE For operation and charging via an external power supply.5 63. depending on the battery pack.5) h 950 mAh 1.5/3.0) h HM-75A HS-85 HEADSET • PTT switch • VOX • One-touch PTT for hands-free operation Bracketed values in the output power column refer to the UHF band.0 75.3) W 7.0 (4.5 75.5 (1.5 hrs.OPTIONS D Battery packs BATTERY HEIGHT OUTPUT VOLTAGE CAPACITY PACK (mm/in) POWER BP-170 BP-171 BP-172 BP-173 BP-180 Battery case for 14 D Speaker-microphones OPER. PERIOD* Depends HM-46 HM-54 63.5/2.5/2. The CP-17L or OPC-515L can be used instead of the supplied AC adapter.5 (1.5 (3.5 (1. SP-13 EARPHONE Provides clear receive audio in noisy environments.5 (3. Operating periods are calibrated for the following conditions: at 25°C (77°F). etc. BC-119 DESKTOP CHARGER + AD-51 DESKTOP CHARGER ADAPTER Rapidly charge battery packs in 1 to 1.0 4.5) W 3. memory names and set mode contents. OPC-474 CLONING CABLE Used for handheld-to-handheld data cloning.3) W on battery 63.0) h 650 mAh 5.5) W 3.2 V 700 mAh 1.6 V 7.5/3. D Carrying case LC-128 CARRYING CASE 43 .8 V 9. The AD-51 must be used with the BC-119 for charging a battery pack. CS-W32 CLONING SOFTWARE + OPC-478 CLONING CABLE Provide quick and easy programming of memory channels.5 (6.

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