INSTRUCTION MANUAL

HF ALL BAND TRANSCEIVER

i718

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 THIS INSTRUCTION MANUAL CAREFULLY before attempting to operate the
transceiver.

EXPLICIT DEFINITIONS
WORD R WARNING CAUTION NOTE DEFINITION Personal injury, fire hazard or electric shock may occur. Equipment damage may occur. Inconvenience only. No risk of personal injury, fire or electric shock.

SAVE THIS INSTRUCTION MANUAL. This manual contains important safety and operating instructions for the IC-718.

PRECAUTIONS
R WARNING HIGH VOLTAGE! NEVER attach an antenna or internal antenna connector during transmission. This may result in an electric shock or burn. R NEVER apply AC to the [DC13.8V] jack on the
transceiver rear panel. This could cause a fire or ruin the transceiver. During mobile operation, DO NOT operate the transceiver without running the vehicle’s engine. When transceiver power is ON and your vehicle’s engine is OFF, the vehicle’s battery will soon become exhausted. Make sure the transceiver power is OFF before starting the vehicle. This will avoid possible damage to the transceiver by ignition voltage spikes. During maritime mobile operation, keep the transceiver and microphone as far away as possible from the magnetic navigation compass to prevent erroneous indications. BE CAREFUL! The heatsink will become hot when operating the transceiver continuously for long periods. BE CAREFUL! If a linear amplifier is connected, set the transceiver’s RF output power to less than the linear amplifier’s maximum input level, otherwise, the linear amplifier will be damaged. Use Icom microphones only (supplied or optional). Other manufacturer’s microphones have different pin assignments, and connection to the IC-718 may damage the transceiver.

R NEVER apply more than 16 V DC, such as a 24 V
battery, to the [DC13.8V] jack on the transceiver rear panel. This could cause a fire or ruin the transceiver.

R NEVER let metal, wire or other objects touch any internal part or connectors on the rear panel of the transceiver. This may result in an electric shock. NEVER expose the transceiver to rain, snow or any
liquids. AVOID using or placing the transceiver in areas with temperatures below –10°C (+14°F) or above +60°C (+140°F). Be aware that temperatures on a vehicle’s dashboard can exceed 80°C (+176°F), resulting in permanent damage to the transceiver if left there for extended periods. AVOID placing the transceiver in excessively dusty environments or in direct sunlight. AVOID placing the transceiver against walls or putting anything on top of the transceiver. This will obstruct heat dissipation.

Versions of the IC-718 which display the “CE” symbol on the serial number seal comply with the European harmonised standard ETS300 684 JAN. 1997 (EMC product standard for Commercially Available Amateur Radio Equipment).

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TABLE OF CONTENTS
IMPORTANT .............................................................. i EXPLICIT DEFINITIONS ........................................... i PRECAUTIONS ......................................................... i 1 TABLE OF CONTENTS ....................................... 1 SUPPLIED ACCESSORIES ..................................... 1 2 PANEL DESCRIPTION ................................... 2 – 8 s Front panel ........................................................ 2 s Function display ................................................. 5 s Rear panel ......................................................... 6 s Microphone (HM-36) ......................................... 8 3 INSTALLATION AND CONNECTIONS ......... 9 – 14 s Unpacking .......................................................... 9 s Selecting a location ........................................... 9 s Grounding .......................................................... 9 s Antenna connection ........................................... 9 s Required connections ...................................... 10 s Advanced connections .................................... 11 s Power supply connections ............................... 12 s Liner amplifier connections .............................. 13 s External antenna tuners .................................. 14 4 FREQUENCY SETTING .............................. 15 – 19 s When first applying power ............................... 15 s Initial setting .................................................... 15 s VFO description ............................................... 16 s Frequency setting ............................................ 17 s Dial lock function ............................................. 19 5 RECEIVE AND TRANSMIT ......................... 20 – 34 s Mode selection ................................................ 20 s Squelch and RF gain ....................................... 20 s Function for receive ......................................... 21 s DSP function (option) ...................................... 23 s Filter selection ................................................. 24 s Filter setting ..................................................... 25 s Function for transmit ........................................ 26 s Split frequency operation ................................. 30 s SWR ................................................................ 30 s Function for CW ............................................... 31 s Function for RTTY ........................................... 33

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6 MEMORY OPERATION ............................... 35 – 38 s Memory channels ............................................ 35 s Memory channel selection ............................... 35 s Memory channel programming ........................ 36 s Frequency transferring .................................... 37 s Memory clearing .............................................. 38 7 SCANS ........................................................ 39 – 40 s Scan types ....................................................... 39 s Preparation ...................................................... 39 s Programmed scan operation ........................... 40 s Memory scan operation ................................... 40 8 SET MODE .................................................. 41 – 47 s General ............................................................ 41 s Quick set mode items ................................. 42-43 s Initial set mode items ................................. 44-47 9 INSTALLATION AND CONNECTIONS ....... 48 – 51 s Opening the transceiver’s case ....................... 48 s Optional bracket and carrying handle............... 48 s CR-338 HIGH STABILITY CRYSTAL UNIT .......... 49 s UT-102 VOICE SYNTHESIZER UNIT .................. 49 s UT-106 DSP RECEIVE UNIT .............................. 50 s Optional IF filters ............................................. 50 s AT-180 internal switch description ................... 51 10 MAINTENANCE ........................................ 52 – 53 s Troubleshooting ............................................... 52 s Fuse replacement ............................................ 53 s Resetting the CPU ........................................... 53 11 SPECIFICATIONS ........................................... 54 12 OPTIONS .................................................. 55 – 56 13 CONTROL COMMAND ............................ 57 – 58 s Remote jack (CI-V) information ....................... 57 14 INTERNAL VIEWS ........................................... 59 s Top view ........................................................... 59 s Bottom view ..................................................... 59

SUPPLIED ACCESSORIES
The transceiver comes with the following accessories. Qty. q DC power cable .................................................... 1 w Hand microphone (HM-36) .................................. 1 e Fuse (FGB 20 A; for DC cable) ............................ 1 r Fuse (FGB 4 A; internal use) ............................... 1

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• When the optional UT-102 VOICE SYNTHESIZER UNIT is installed (p. • The control can be set as the squelch plus RF gain controls or squelch control only (RF gain is fixed at maximum) in initial set mode. 44) Adjusts the squelch threshold level. 21) ➥ Shifts the receive frequency without changing the transmit frequency. 21) Push momentarily to turn the preamp ON or OFF.AMP] (p. 41) w MICROPHONE CONNECTOR [MIC] Accepts supplied or optional microphone. t RF GAIN/SQUELCH CONTROL [RF/SQL] (outer control. 49). u IF SHIFT CONTROLS [SHIFT] (Outer control. 20. to have the frequency. • The squelch is available for all modes.2 kHz. • Turn the optional DC power supply ON in advance. (p. !0 PREAMP SWITCH [P. 35) Push momentarily to turn the memory channel select function ON or OFF. • The shift frequency range is ±1. • [MEMO] blinks while memory channel select function is turned on. push [PWR] to enter the initial set mode. 19) Push momentarily to turn the dial lock function ON and OFF. or rotate the control counterclockwise to shift the center frequency lower. • See p. push for 1 sec. i LOCK SWITCH [LOCK] (p. announced. selects quick/initial set mode items.2 PANEL DESCRIPTION s Front panel Speaker IC-718 Function Display @1 @0 !9 !8 1 4 7 !7 V/M A=B 2 5 8 0 A/B 3 6 9 MODE FIL TS MW M-CL MV ▲ SPL SCN VOX NR . 46). etc. The squelch removes noise output from the speaker (closed condition) when no signal is received. the internal speaker or connected external speaker does not function. “ ” appears on the display. y RIT CONTROLS [RIT] (Inner control. to turn power OFF. • When headphones are connected. or rotate the control counterclockwise to decrease the frequency. ➥ While pushing and holding [SET]. r AF CONTROL [AF] (inner control) Varies the audio output level from the speaker. e HEADPHONE JACK [PHONES] (p. p.AMP TUNER !6 !5 !4 !3 !2 w LOCK CH √ DN UP ∫ e r t y u i o !0 !1 q POWER SWITCH [PWR] ➥ Push momentarily to turn power ON. • UT-102 operation can be adjusted in initial set mode (p. p. pgs. 21) Shifts the center frequency of the receivers’s IF pass-band. etc. • Rotate the control clockwise to incerase the frequency. ➥ Push for 1 sec. 55 for appropriate microphones. 8 for microphone connector information. • The dial lock function electronically locks the main dial. 11) Accepts headphones (8 Ω). o MAIN DIAL Changes the displayed frequency. • See p. !1 CH SWITCH [CH] (p. ANF F-INP ENT q MIC PHONES NB PWR COMP ATT SET AF RF/SQL RIT SHIFT P. • Rotate the control colckwise to shift the center frequency higher. 2 .

35) • [V/M]. keypad then [F-INP/ENT] then [V/M] — Memory channel selection.(pgs. [M-CL]. 3 . wide and narrow IF filters for the selected operating mode. The noise blanker reduces pulse-type noise such as that generated by automobile ignition systems. • SWR: indicates the SWR over the transmission line. 4) !8 NOISE BLANKER SWITCH [NB] (p. • ALC: Indicates ALC level. [A=B]. • An optional antenna tuner must be connected. • An optional antenna tuner must be connected. @0 FILTER SWITCH [FIL] (p. ➥ Push for 1 sec. !2 MEMORY CHANNEL (BAND) UP/DOWN √ SWITCHES [√ DN]/[UP ∫] (p. compressor function ON and OFF. the frequency can be changed in kHz step. This function is not effective against non pulse-type noise. (pgs. 35) ➥ Push one or more times to select the memory channel. ➥ While the kHz quick tuning step is selected. (p. 24) ➥ Push momentarily to toggle between the pre-programmed normal. to manually tune the tuner. @1 MODE SWITCHES [LSB/USB]/[CW/CWR]/[RTTY/RTTY-R]/[AM] (p. • After pushing [F-INP/ENT]. [SPL]. • Push [MODE] for 2 sec. [MW]. [M≈V]. • While the quick tuning indicator (") is displayed. 29) ➥ Push momentarily to toggle the automatic antenna tuner function ON/OFF. !3 ATTENUATOR SWITCH [ATT] (p. the tuning circuit is bypassed automatically after 20 sec. !9 QUICK TUNING STEP SWITCH [TS] (pgs. 22) ➥Toggles the noise blanker ON and OFF. and then push [POWER] to enter the initial set mode.PANEL DESCRIPTION 2 • Push several times (or push and hold) [√ DN]/[UP ∫] until desired memory channel appears. [NR] (option) and [ANF] (option) switch. during SSB mode to toggle between LSB or USB. [A/B]. (p. it enters tuning step set mode when pushed for 1 sec. ➥ Push to select a band. !4 TUNER SWITCH [TUNER] (pgs. C !6 MIC COMPRESSOR SWITCH [COMP] (p. 28. • 1 Hz indication appears and the frequency can be changed in 1 Hz steps. push desired memory channel number from the keypad. — Direct frequency input. 27) Toggles the Mic. then push [FINP/ENT] again to select the memory channel directory. ➥Push [NB] for 1 sec to enter the noise blanker level setting condition. (p. while [MEMO] indicator is blinking. [SCAN]. • When the tuner cannot tune the antenna. (p. • Push[MODE] for 1 sec. “ ” appears on the display. 26) • PO: indicates the relative RF output power. 4. 22) Push to toggle the 20 dB attenuator function ON and OFF. to toggle between CW and CW reverse or RTTY and RTTY reverse. keypad then [F-INP/ENT]. [VOX]. to enter the quick set mode. during CW or RTTY mode. 41) ➥ Push to toggle the meter function. • Push [CH] to exit the memory channel select function. !5 SET SWITCH [SET] ➥ Push for 1 sec. 18. ➥ Push to select the quick/initial set mode items while quick/initial set mode is selected. 7) • [CH]. 20) Push to toggle an operating mode. 19) ➥ Selects a quick tuning step or turns the quick tuning step OFF. ➥ While the quick tuning step is OFF. it turns the 1 Hz step ON and OFF when pushed for 1 sec. 4. 41) ➥ Pushing and holding [SET]. [F-INP/ENT]. !7 KEYPAD The keypad can be used for several functions as discribed below: • [F-INP/ENT].

• The VFO B frequency and operating mode are equalized with the VFO A frequency and operating mode. @4 SPLIT SWITCH/7 [SPL•7] (p. @6 ANF SWITCH/0 [ANF•0] (p. 39) ➥ Push momentarily to start/stop the programmed scan in VFO mode. • [ANF] appears on the display. 16. ] (p. @7 FRQUENCY INPUT/ENTER SWITCH [F-INP/ENT] ➥ [F-INP/ENT]. 23) Toggles the Automatic Notch Filter function ON or OFF. ➥ Push momentarily to start/stop the memory scan in memory mode. • [BLANK] appears above the memory channel number. — Direct memory number selection. ANF F-INP ENT SPL SCN VOX NR . (p. 16) ➥ Toggles between VFO A or VFO B in VFO mode. • An optional UT-106 DSP UNIT is required. #1 MEMORY CLEAR SWITCH/5 [M=CL•5] (p. #3 VFO EQUALIZATION SWITCH/2 [A=B•2] Equalize the frequency and operating mode of the two VFO’s. ➥ Toggles between transmission VFO and reception VFO during split operation. 23) ➥ Toggles the optional noise reduction function ON or OFF when pushed. 37) ➥ Transfers the memory contents to VFO when pushed for 1 sec. Functions in all modes. [NR• .AMP COMP ATT SET TUNER @6 K CH √ DN UP ∫ @2 VFO/MEMORY SWITCH/1 [V/M•1] (pgs. Push [CH]. @9 VOX SWITCH/9 [VOX•9] (p. 36) ➥ Stores the displayed frequency and operating mode into the selected memory channel when pushed for 1 sec. #2 VFO SELECT SWITCH/3 [A/B•3] (p. then keypad then [F-INP/ENT] — Direct frequency input. 27) ➥ Turn the VOX function ON or OFF when pushed in SSB modes. • [NR] appears on the display. ≈ #0 M≈V SWITCH/6 [MV•6] (p. 35) 4 . in memory mode. then keypad then [FINP/ENT]. 17) ➥ [CH] then [F-INP/ENT]. 38) Clears the selected readout memory channel contents when pushed for 1 sec.2 PANEL DESCRIPTION s Front panel (continued) V/M 1 4 7 A=B 2 5 8 0 A/B 3 6 9 #3 @2 @3 @4 @5 V/M #2 A/B MODE FILTER TS MW M=CL MV ▲ 1 4 7 A=B 2 5 8 0 3 6 9 MW M=CL MV ▲ SPL SCN VOX NR . @3 MEMORY WRITE SWITCH/4 [MW•4] (p. ANF F-INP ENT #1 #0 @9 @8 @7 NB P. @5 NR SWITCH/. 30) Turns the split frequency operation ON or OFF when pushed. • An optional UT-106 DSP UNIT is required. 35) ➥ Toggles the operating mode between VFO mode or memory mode when pushed. Functions in SSB and AM modes. @8 SCAN SWITCH/8 [SCAN•8] (p. ➥ Enters noise reduction level set mode when pushed for 1 sec. (p.

35) Shows the selected memory channel number. e TUNE INDICATOR Appears while the automatic tuning function is activated.19) Appears when the CW reverse or RTTY reverse mode is selected. !3 SPLIT INDICATORS (p. ➥ Functions as a Power. i NOISE REDUCTION INDICATOR (p. !4 RIT INDICATOR (p. . !6 REVERSE INDICATOR (p.PANEL DESCRIPTION 2 s Function display !9 q w e r t y u i o !0 !1 !8 !7 !6 !5 !4 !3 !2 q LOCK INDICATOR (p. 25) ➥“ ” appears when the wide IF filter is selected. !7 WIDE/NARROW FILTER INDICATORS (pgs. !9 MODE INDICATORS (p. ALC or SWR meter while transmitting. ➥ “F-BK” appears when the full break-in function activates in CW mode. 26) !0 VFO/MEMORY INDICATOR (p. ➥ “COM” appears when the speech compressor activates in SSB mode. 24. ➥ “BK” appears when the semi break-in function is selected in quick set mode. 31) ➥ “VOX” appears when the VOX function is selected in quick set mode. 5 y DSP UNIT INDICATOR (p. 49) Appears when an optional UT-106 stalled.AMP” appears when antenna preamp is in use. • This indicator appears both in VFO and memory mode. 21) Appears when the RIT function is in use. ➥ “ATT” appears when the attenuator function is in use. ➥“ ” appears when the narrow IF filter is selected. DSP UNIT is in- u AUTOMATIC NOTCH FILTER INDICATOR (p. (p. (p. 23) Appears when the optional Automatic Notch Filter function is in use. w RECEIVE INDICATOR Appears while receiving a signal or when the squelch is open. !8 PROGRAMMABLE TUNING STEP INDICATORS Appears when the programmable tuning step is selected. 38) Shows that the displayed memory channel is not programmed. !1 MEMORY CHANNEL NUMBER READOUT (p. • Flashes when scan is paused. “MEMO” appears when memory mode is selected. r TRANSMIT INDICATOR Appears while transmitting. ➥ “NB” appears when the Noise Blanker function is turned ON. 19) Appears when the dial lock function is in use. t FUNCTION INDICATORS ➥ “P. !5 FREQUENCY READOUT Shows the operating frequency. o SIGNAL/SQL/RF-GAIN METER ➥ Functions as an S-meter while receiving. ➥ “SCAN” appears when the scan function is activated. 30) Appears when the split frequency operation is in use. 23) Appears when the optional Noise Reduction function is in use. 16) “VFO A” or “B” appears when VFO mode is selected. !2 BLANK INDICATOR (p. 20) Indicates the selected operating mode.

i ALC INPUT JACK [ALC] Connects to the ALC output jack of a non-Icom linear amplifier. 9) Connects the terminal to ground. if desired. the internal speaker does not function. 10) Connects a 50 Ω antenna with a PL-259 connector and a 50 Ω coaxial cable. • Max. 6 .2 PANEL DESCRIPTION s Rear panel q w e 13 9 10 11 12 5 6 7 8 1 2 3 4 !0 o i u y t r q ANTENNA TERMINAL [ANT] (p. When connecting a straight key (⊕) Rear panel view When connecting a paddle (dot) (com) (dash) e TUNER CONTROL SOCKET [TUNER] (p. u ELECTRONIC KEYER JACK [KEY] Accepts a paddle to activate the internal electronic keyer. !0 GROUND TERMINAL [GND] (p. 11) Connects an 8 Ω external speaker. • When an external speaker is connected. t EXTERNAL SPEAKER JACK [EXT SP] (p. 14) Goes to ground while transmitting to control external equipments such as a liner amplifier. 14) Accepts the control cable from an optional AH-4 AUTOMATIC ANTENNA TUNER. 57) Designed for use with a personal computer for remote operation of transceiver functions. o SEND CONTROL JACK [SEND] (p. r CI-V REMOTE CONTROL JACK [REMOTE] (p. 12) Accepts 13.8V DC through the supplied DC power cable. etc.8V] (p. • Selection between the internal electronic keyer and straight key operation can be made in initial set mode. control level: 16 V DC/2 A y ACCESSORY SOCKET [ACC] (p. w DC POWER SOCKET [DC 13. 7) Enables connection to external equipment such as an optional AT-180 AUTOMATIC ANTENNA TUNER. a TNC for data communications or a liner amplifier.

pink 12 AF AF detector output.5 V to 0. Band voltage output. Goes to ground when transmitting. regardless of [AF] position. Fixed.7 kΩ light Output level : 100 to 300 mV rms blue SQL open : Less than 0.0 V/100 µA light green 13 SQLS • When connecting the ACC conversion cable (OPC-599) 4 1 6 13 9 10 11 12 5 6 7 8 1 2 3 4 2 8 5 3 7 ➀ FSKK ➁ GND ➂ SEND ➃ MOD ➄ AF ➅ SQLS ➆ 13. (Varies with amateur band) ALC voltage input. Output impedance : 4. Connects to ground.8 V 13.0 V : –4 to 0 V : More than 10 kΩ yellow green 6 7 ALC NC blue purple Rear panel view 8 13. Goes to ground when squelch opens. Squelch output. Output current : Max.3 V/5 mA SQL closed : More than 6. When grounded.5 to 0. 1 A gray 9 TKEY Key line for the AT-180.3 V : Less than 10 mA COLOR brown red 3 SEND Ground level Input current : –0.8 V output when power is ON.8 V : Less than 10 mA : 10 kΩ : Approx. transmits. Output voltage Control voltage Input impedance : 0 to 8. Ground level Input current Input impedance Input level : –0.8 V ➇ ALC ACC 1 2 5 3 7 4 1 6 ➀8V ➁ GND ➂ SEND ➃ BAND ➄ ALC ➅ NC ➆ 13.PANEL DESCRIPTION 2 D ACC SOCKET INFORMATION • ACC socket ACC PIN # NAME 1 2 8V GND DESCRIPTION Regulated 8 V output. black 11 MOD Modulator input. SPECIFICATIONS Output voltage Output current : 8 V ±0. Input/output pin.8 V ACC 2 7 . 100 mV rms white 10 FSKK RTTY keying input.8 V : Less than 20 mA orange 4 5 13 9 10 11 12 5 6 7 8 1 2 3 4 BDT BAND Data line for the optional AT-180.

Preset in the CW PADDL in initial set mode. 10 mA Ground Ground through 470 Ω “LOW” level “HIGH” level r Squelch open Squelch closed CAUTION: DO NOT short pin 2 to ground as this can damage the internal 8 V regulator. 31) w PTT SWITCH Push and hold to transmit.33µ 4700p q w i r u y t DOWN UP e PTT RECEIVE TRANSMIT 470 8 . release to receive. w e FUNCTION +8 V DC output Frequency up Frequency down DESCRIPTION Max. (p. • Continuous pushing changes the frequency or memory channel number continuously.2 PANEL DESCRIPTION s Microphone (HM-36) q w q UP/DOWN SWITCHES [UP]/[DN] Change the selected readout frequency or memory channel. • The [UP]/[DN] switch can simulate a key paddle. • MICROPHONE CONNECTOR (Front view) i Main readout AF output (varies with [AF]/[BAL]) q Microphone input w +8 V DC output e Frequency up/down u GND (Microphone ground) y GND (PTT ground) t PTT r Main readout squelch switch [MIC] PIN NO. • HM-36 SCHEMATIC DIAGRAM MICROPHONE 10µ + MICROPHONE CABLE MICROPHONE PLUG 2k + 4700p MIC ELEMENT 0.

The IC-718 has an SWR meter to monitor the antenna SWR continuously. Keep the shipping cartons. the transceiver’s power drops to protect the final transistor. In this case. 3 s Antenna connection For radio communications. For a description and a diagram of accessory equipment included with the IC-718. connect a heavy gauge wire or strap to a long earth-sunk copper rod. For best results. Strip the cable jacket and soft solder. free from extreme heat. cold. 1. Strip the cable as shown at left. Slide the connector body on and solder it. 2. an antenna tuner is useful to match the transceiver and antenna. since the connection could cause an explosion or electric shock. radios and other electro-magnetic sources. 30 mm ≈ 9⁄8 in 10 mm ≈ 3⁄8 in 1–2 mm ≈ 1⁄16 in Antenna SWR Each antenna is tuned for a specified frequency range and SWR may be increased out-of-range. The base of the transceiver has an adjustable stand for desktop use. Make the distance between the [GND] terminal and ground as short as possible. Low SWR allows full power for transmitting even when using the antenna tuner. Screw the coupling ring onto the connector body. Select antenna(s). and away from TV sets. television interference (TVI). PL-259 CONNECTOR INSTALLATION EXAMPLE q 30 mm Slide the coupling ring down. CAUTION: Protect your transceiver from lightning by using a lightning arrestor. Soft solder the center conductor. s Selecting a location Select a location for the transceiver that allows adequate air circulation. along with output power and sensitivity. When the SWR is higher than approx. see ‘Supplied accessories’ on p. Coupling ring 10 mm (soft solder) 10 mm w Soft solder 1–2 mm e solder solder r s Grounding To prevent electrical shock. ground the transceiver through the GROUND terminal on the rear panel.0:1. 9 . the antenna is of critical importance. immediately report any damage to the delivering carrier or dealer. TV antenna elements. or vibrations. Set the stand to one of two angles depending on your operating conditions.INSTALLATION AND CONNECTIONS s Unpacking After unpacking. broadcast interference (BCI) and other problems. Of course. the transmission line should be a coaxial cable. 1 of this manual. R WARNING: NEVER connect the [GND] terminal to a gas or electric pipe. such as a well-matched 50 Ω antenna.5:1 or better of Voltage Standing Wave Ratio (VSWR) is recommended for your desired band. and feedline.

AMP TUNER PHONES LOCK HM-36 SM-20 CH • Rear panel ANTENNA (p. 80. Grounding prevents electrical shocks. (p. 24 ft . A straight key can be used when the internal electronic keyer is turned OFF in “CW PADDL” in initial set mode. ANF F-INP ENT NB PWR COMP ATT SET MIC AF RF/SQL RIT SHIFT P. 9) CW KEY Use the heaviest gauge wire or strap available and make the connection as short as possible. TVI and other problems.8–30 MHz bands DC POWER SUPPLY AH-710 rox app . 55) M-CL MV ▲ SPL SCN VOX NR . 56) [Example]: 1.3 INSTALLATION AND CONNECTIONS s Required connections • Front panel IC-718 MODE FIL TS MW V/M 1 4 7 A=B 2 5 8 0 A/B 3 6 9 MICROPHONES (p.5 m PS-85 GROUND (p. 31) 10 ∫ DN UP √ .3 .

etc ∫ MIC The AFSK modulation signal can be input from [MIC]. 57) Used for computer control and transceive operation. 55) AH-2b or long wire ANTENNA (p.AMP TUNER PHONES LOCK DN UP ∫ 11 . ACC SOCKETS (p. etc. 14) Used for connecting a non-Icom linear amplifier.INSTALLATION AND CONNECTIONS 3 s Advanced connections • Front panel IC-718 MODE FIL TS MW V/M 1 4 7 A=B 2 5 8 0 A/B 3 6 9 M-CL MV ∫ SPL SCN VOX NR . [ALC] (p. 55) [SEND]. ANF F-INP ENT NB PWR COMP ATT SET CH HEADPHONES • Rear panel [REMOTE] (p. SP-21. 13) Connects a liner amprifier. with AH-4 (p. 33) MIC AF RF/SQL RIT SHIFT P. 7) EXTERNAL SPEAKER (p. (p.

8 V 20 A _ + AC outlet 13 9 10 11 12 5 6 7 8 1 2 3 4 AC cable _ black Supplied DC power cable + red 20 A fuses CONNECTING A VEHICLE BATTERY NEVER connect to a 24 V battery. CAUTION: Before connecting the DC power cable. • Output voltage of the power source is 12–15 V when you use a non-Icom power supply. check the following important items. Red Black : positive + terminal : negative _ terminal CONNECTING PS-85 DC POWER SUPPLY PS-85 Connect to an AC outlet using the supplied AC cable. 12 . Refer to the diagrams below. otherwise the fire hazard may occur. Crimp Grommet 12 V battery Supplied DC power cable Fuses Solder NEVER connect to a battery without supplied DC fuses. 13 9 10 11 12 5 6 7 8 1 2 3 4 DC power socket DC power cable CONNECTING NON-ICOM DC POWER SUPPLY DC power supply DC power socket 13. Make sure: • The [POWER] switch is OFF. _ black + red NOTE: Use terminals for the cable connections.3 INSTALLATION AND CONNECTIONS s Power supply connections Use an optional PS-85 DC POWER SUPPLY when operating the IC-718 with AC power. • DC power cable polarity is correct.

INSTALLATION AND CONNECTIONS 3 s Linear amplifier connections CONNECTING THE IC-PW1 Remote control cable (supplied with the IC-PW1) To an antenna ACC-1 ACC cable (supplied with the IC-PW1) OPC-599 conversion cable (option) ANT REMOTE INPUT1 Coaxial cable (supplied with the IC-PW1) ACC EXCITER 1 1&2 REMOTE GND 13 9 10 11 12 5 6 7 8 1 2 3 4 IC-PW1 AC outlet (Non-European versions : 100–120/220–240 V European version : 230 V) Ground GND IC-718 CONNECTING THE IC-4KL Coaxial cable (supplied with the IC-4KL) ACC cable (supplied with the IC-4KL) OPC599 conversion cable (option) To an antenna ACC ANT ACC IC-4KL Remote controller 13 9 10 11 12 5 6 7 8 1 2 3 4 IC-4KL IC-718 Remote control cable (supplied with the IC-4KL) Ground AC outlet (220–240 V) 13 .

Non-Icom linear amplifier SEND ALC The specifications for the SEND relay are 16 V DC 2 A. otherwise. Coaxial cable supplied with the AT-180 [ANT] ACC cable supplied with the AT-180 HF antenna [ACC] one of two connectors [ACC] AT-180 IC-718 13 9 10 11 12 5 6 7 8 1 2 3 4 Ground 14 . Both tuners will not function correctly. 29) Long wire or optional AH-2b Coaxial cable (from the AH-4) Control cable IC-718 Ground Ground AH-4 CONNECTING THE AT-180 (p.3 INSTALLATION AND CONNECTIONS CONNECTING A NON-ICOM LINER AMPLIFIER R WARNING: To an Set the transceiver output antenna power and linear amplifier ALC output level referring to RF OUTPUT the linear amplifier instruction manual. 50 Ω coaxial cable ANT RF INPUT IC-718 SEND ALC 13 9 10 11 12 5 6 7 8 1 2 3 4 The ALC input level must be in the range 0 V to –4 V. the CPU may malfunction and the AT-180 may not function properly. and the transceiver does not accept positive voltage. If this level is exceeded. 28) DO NOT! connect AT-180 and AH-4 at the same time. Nonmatched ALC and RF power settings could cause a fire or ruin the linear amplifier. a large external relay must be used. Turn the IC-718’s power OFF when connecting the AT-180. s External antenna tuners CONNECTING THE AH-4 (p.

If any of the following indicators appear. √ √ 4 Resetting CLEARS all programmed contents in memory channels and returns programmed values in quick/initial set mode to default values. CCW [LOCK]: OFF [RF/SQL]: 12 o'clock [RIT]: Center [IF SHIFT]: Center Turn power ON. turn them OFF as follows: • Quick tuning step indicator “w” : Push [TS]. [PWR] [√] [∫] e All quick/initial set mode settings are returned to default values. w While pushing and holding [∫ UP] and [√ DN]. reset the transceiver using the following procedure. [ATT]. • 1 Hz frequency readout : Push [TS] for 1 sec. then check the display. [COMP]: OFF [POWER]: OFF ∫ ∫ [P.AMP].FREQUENCY SETTING s When first applying power (CPU resetting) Before first applying power. push [PWR] for 1 sec. q Make sure the transceiver power is OFF. 41) Under cooler temperatures. This is normal and does not indicate any equipment malfunction. • Split indicator “ ” : Push [SPL]. 15 . • The transceiver displays its initial VFO frequencies when resetting is complete. set controls and switches as shown in the figure below. s Initial settings After resetting the transceiver. to turn power ON. Then. the LCD may appear dark and unstable after turning power ON. (p. (while quick tuning step is OFF) • RIT indicator “ RIT ” : Center. CCW : counterclockwise [METER]: Po [NB]. make sure all connections required for your system are complete by referring to Chapter 3.: OFF [AF]: Max. • The internal CPU is reset.

VFO is selected again. You can also change the frequency with the tuning dial and select the operating mode with the [MODE] switch or call up previously accessed frequency and modes with the band stacking register (p. Changed frequency (14. specially suited for split frequency opration. Even if the frequency or mode is changed. When the VFO is selected from another VFO or memory mode.100 MHz) appears instead. When the memory channel is selected from another memory channel or VFO mode. the VFO automatically memorizes the new frequency or new operating mode. The frequency is changed. 18). the last-used frequency and operating mode for that VFO appears. You can call up a desired frequency to the VFO with the keypad or the memory transfer function (see p. 35-38) Each memory channel shows a frequency and operating mode like a VFO. 37). Another memory channel is selected. and traditionally refers to an oscillator. You can call up the desired VFO. The frequency is changed.4 FREQUENCY SETTING s VFO description VFO is an abbreviation of Variable Frequency Oscillator. Memory channel 1 is selected again.123 MHz) does not appear and memorized frequency (14. Memory mode is selected. MEMORY MODE (pgs. [EXAMPLE] VFO is selected. The IC-718 VFO can store a frequency and an operating mode. the memorized frequency and operating mode appear. • Differences between VFO mode and memory mode VFO MODE Each VFO shows a frequency and operating mode. Changed frequency (14. The IC-718 has two VFOs. 16 . If the frequency or operating mode is changed. the memory channel does not memorize the new frequency or operating mode. [EXAMPLE] Memory channel 1 is selected.123 MHz) appears. The VFOs are called VFO A and VFO B.

FREQUENCY SETTING 4 s Frequency setting D Using the tuning dial q Push [∫ UP] or [√ DN] one or more times to select the desired ham band.025 MHz A=B 2 V/M 1 NR ANF 0 A=B 2 M=CL 5 F-INP ENT •To set to 706 KHz (0. e Rotate the tuning dial to set the desired frequency Note: Even if you select the ham band. w Select the desired operating mode with the mode switch. q Push [∫ UP] or [√ DN] one or more times to select the general coverage receiver band. • If a key is mistakenly pushed. e Push the numeral keys to enter the frequency digits below 1 MHz. 20). • When entering the same MHz digits as the displayed frequency. a band edge beep may be emitted (depends on initial set mode programming). push [SET] (or any key except keypad) and start again from the beginning. (p.195 to 14. D Direct frequency entry with keypad The transceiver has a keypad for direct frequency entry as described below. zeros are automatically entered for the kHz digits. • If a key is mistakenly pushed. When the displayed frequency exits the transmit frequency range (ham band). you can set the transceiver to the general coverage frequency. • For general coverage receiver use The IC-718 has a general coverage receiver band. w Push [•] on the keypad. then push the numeral keys on the keypad to enter the MHz digits for the desired frequency. r Push [F-INP/ENT] to set the input frequency.850 MHz NR SCN 8 M=CL 5 F-INP ENT 17 . this step can be skipped. push [SET] (or any key except keypad) and start again from the beginning.706 MHz) ANF 0 NR SPL 7 ANF 0 M V ▲ 6 F-INP ENT •To set to 7 MHz SPL 7 F-INP ENT •To change 14. [EXAMPLE] •Start F-INP ENT •To set to 21. • When pushing [F-INP/ENT] after entering the MHz digits. q Push [F-INP/ENT].

General (old) D Programmable tuning steps Programmable tuning steps are available to suit your operating requirements. r Push [TS] to exit the tuning step set mode.50000 MHz 29.20000 MHz 24. 9.10000 MHz 21.10000 MHz 15.12000 MHz 14.5 MHz and 7 MHz band. 18 . e Rotate the tuning dial to set the desired tuning step.05000 MHz 10.4 FREQUENCY SETTING D Band stacking resister The band stacking register automatically stores the last frequency and mode used for each band.” then appears above the 1 kHz. t Rotate the tuning dial to change the frequency according to the set tuning step.50000 MHz BAND USB USB USB USB USB D Band selection All HF ham bands and a general coverage receiver band are included in the IC-718. “". 1. 100 kHz q Push [TS]. These tuning steps are: • Selectable from 0. BAND 1.55000 MHz 7.91000 MHz 3. • Pushing [∫ UP]/[√ DN] continuously scrolls through the available bands. 5. √ DN Push [∫ UP]/[√ DN] to select the desired band. 10 KHz tuning steps is selected.1.95000 MHz 28. The tables below shows the band stacking register default settings for each band. then the General coverage band automatically positions itself between 3. while the programmable tuning step indicator appears to enter the tuning step set mode. if 6. the programmable tuning step indicator.10000 MHz is resistered as the General coverage frequency. 10. General (new) UP ∫ Note: For example.10000 MHz BAND CW LSB LSB CW USB USB BAND 18 MHz 21 MHz 24 MHz 28 MHz 29 MHz BAND 18. This is convenient for contest operation.5 MHz 7 MHz 10 MHz 14 MHz General BAND 1.9 MHz 3. Programmable tuning step indicator w Push [TS] for 2 sec. • Rotating the tuning dial changes the frequency according to the set tuning step. etc.

“LOCK” appears while the lock function is activated. s Dial lock function The dial lock function prevents accidental changes caused by the tuning dial. w Push [TS] for 1 sec. “". the 1 Hz digit disappears from the frequency indication. Rotating the tuning dial changes the frequency in 1 Hz steps. • When the 1 Hz step is selected.FREQUENCY SETTING 4 D 1 Hz and 10 Hz tuning steps When the programmable tuning step. the 1 Hz digit appears in the frequency indication. momentarily 1 sec. 19 . The lock function electronically locks the dial. TS Push for 1 sec. Push [LOCK] momentarily to toggle the lock function ON and OFF. [TS] SWITCH FLOW CHART 10 Hz tuning Programmable step tuning (100 Hz –100 kHz) 1 sec. to toggle between the 1 and 10 Hz step settings. Rotating the tuning dial changes the frequency in 10 Hz steps. q Push [TS] one or more times until the programmable tuning step indicator “"” disappears. 1 sec.” disappear. momentarily 1 Hz tuning Selectable for each mode. rotating the tuning dial changes the frequency in increments of 1 or 10 Hz. when the 10 Hz step is selected. • “LOCK” appears in the function display while the lock function is activated.

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s Mode selection
The following modes are available in the IC-718: SSB (LSB/USB), CW, CW REV (CW reverse), RTTY, RTTY REV (RTTY reverse)and AM. ➥ Push [MODE] one or more times to select desired operation mode. ➥ Push [MODE] for 1 sec. to toggle between USB and LSB. (SSB mode only) ➥ Push [MODE] for 1 sec. to toggle between CW and CW reverse or RTTY and RTTY reverse. (CW and RTTY mode only)
• The selected mode is indicated in the function display.

OPERATING MODE SELECTION

MODE

USB CW RTTY AM

LSB CW RTTY

Push momentarily
MODE

Push for 1 sec.

Note: If desired mode cannot be selected, it’s use may inhibited by initial set mode. (p. 44)

s RF gain and Squelch
The IC-718 uses the same control, [RF/SQL], to adjust either the RF gain or the squelch. [RF/SQL] adjusts either the RF gain or the squelch depending on the operating mode selected and the condition of the RF/SQL item in initiaset mode (p. 44). • [RF/SQL] control priority Set mode setting rS (RF/SQL)
(default)

• When set as the [RF/SQL] control
Maximum RF gain Squelch is open. RF gain adjustable range S-meter squelch threshold S-meter squelch

USB, LSB, CW, RTTY RF/SQL RF GAIN SQL*

AM • When set as the [SQL] control RF/SQL SQL* SQL*
Squelch is open. Shallow S-meter squelch threshold S-meter squelch Deep

At (AUTO) Sq (SQL)

* The RF gain is set to maximum level when the [RF/SQL] is set as [SQL] control.

The RF (Radio Frequency) gain is used to adjust the receiver gain.
• Shallow rotation moves the S-meter to the right indicating the signal strength which can be received.

• When set as the [RF] control
Maximum RF gain Adjustable range Minimum RF gain

The recommended position for RF gain is the 12 o’clock position since this sets RF gain to the max. The SQUELCH removes noise output from the speaker (closed condition) when no signal is received. The squelch is available for the other modes.
• A segment appears in the S-meter to indicate the S-meter squelch level.

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s Function for receive
ï IF shift function
The IF shift function electronically narrows the passband frequency of the IF (intermediate frequency) and cuts out higher or lower frequency components of the IF to reject interference. The function shifts the IF frequency up to ±1.2 KHz in SSB/CW/RTTY modes and up ±250 Hz in CW-narrow/RTTY narrow modes. The IF shift is not available in AM mode.
Both controls at center position
SHIFT

IF SHIFT OPERATION EXAMPLE • Adjust the [SHIFT] control for a minimum interference signal level. • When IF shift is used, the audio tone may be changed. • Set the IF shift control to its center position when there is no interference.
Cutting higher passbands
SHIFT

Cutting a lower passband
SHIFT

Passband Interference

Passband Interference

IF center frequency

Desired signal

Desired signal

ï RIT function
The RIT (Receive Incremental Tuning) function compensates for off-frequencies of communicating stations. The function shifts the receive frequency up to 1.2 KHz without moving the transmit frequency. q Rotate the RIT control to cancel the off-frequencies.
•“ ” appears on the display. • The transmit frequencies are not shifted.

w To cancel the RIT function, rotate the RIT control to the center position.
•“ ” disappears.

RIT off position

ï Preamp
The preamp amplifies received signals in the front end circuit to improve the S/N ratio and sensitivity. Turn this function ON when receiving weak signals. ➥ Push [P.AMP] to toggle between preamp or turn the preamp OFF.
• Preamp functions below 1.59999 MHz, but sensitivity may reduce in some cases. Appears when the preamp ON.

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ï Attenuator
The attenuator prevents desired signals from distorting when very strong signals are near the desired frequency or when very strong electric fields, such as from broadcasting stations, are near your location. ➥ Push [ATT] to toggle the 20 dB attenuator function ON and OFF.
• “ATT” appears when the attenuator is turned ON. Appears when the attenuator ON.

ï Noise blanker
The noise blanker reduces pulse-type noise such as that generated by automobile ignition systems. q Push the [NB] switch to turn the noise blanker ON or OFF. w Push the [NB] for 1 sec. to enter the noise blanker level setting condition. e Rotate the tuning dial to adjust the noise blanker level. r Push [NB] to exit the setting condition. t Push [NB] again to turn the noise blanker function OFF.
• [NB] indicator disappears.

[NB] switch

• When using the noise blanker, received signals may be distorted if they are excessively strong. • The noise blanker function in AM mode can be deactivated depending on initial set mode setting. (p. 45)

ï Peak meter hold
The peak meter hold function freezes the highest displayed bar segment in any meter function for about 0.5 sec. so that you can more easily read the meter. This function can be turned ON and OFF in initial set mode (p. 45).
Initial reception of a signal results in an S-meter reading of 40 dB. The highest indicated bar remains displayed for 0.5 sec. even when the signal strength decreases.

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RECEIVE AND TRANSMIT 5 s DSP function (Requires an optional UT-106 DSP UNIT) ï NR (Noise reduction) function When an optional UT-106 is installed (DSP appears in the function display). • [NR] indicator disappears. r Push [NR] to exit the setting condition. The function automatically attenuates more than 3 beat tones. t Push [NR] again to turn the noise reduction OFF. Set the [NR] level for maximum clarity. to enter the noise reduction level setting condition. The received AF signals are converted to digital signals and then the desired signals are separated from the noise. even if they are moving. noise reduction function can be used.. • Noise reduction example Noise reduction OFF Noise components Noise reduction activated Desired signal (CW) Higher setting of the [NR] level results in audio signal masking or distortion. • [NR] indicator appears. The auto notch functions in SSB mode only. w Push [NR] for 1 sec. • [ANF] indicator disappears. tuning signals. ï ANF (Automatic Notch Filter) function When an optional UT-106 is installed (DSP appears in the function display). The noise reduction function is available in all modes. w Push [ANF] to turn the auto notch function ON. The noise reduction function reduces noise components and picks out desired signals which are buried in noise. q Push [NR] to turn the noise reduction ON. an auto notch function can be used. e Rotate the tuning dial to adjust the noise reduction level. q Select SSB mode. • [ANF] indicator appears. etc. 23 . Unwanted tone frequency Particular frequency is attenuated Auto notch OFF Auto notch ON Desired signal (AF) Desired signal (AF) e Push [ANF] again to cancel the function.

4 K 250* 6 K* 2.4 K 500* 6K 2.8 K* 6K 2.8 K 6 K* 2. An optional filter is not selected by default.4 K 2.4 K 1.8 K 6 K* 6 K* 3.5 RECEIVE AND TRANSMIT s Filter selection The filter selection switches the IF passband width as shown in the table at right.8 K 2.8 K 2.3 K* 6 K* 2. Wide • Filter selection table no WIDE SSB NORMAL NARROW WIDE CW NORMAL NARROW WIDE RTTY NORMAL NARROW WIDE AM NORMAL NARROW 6K 2.4 K 250 6 K* 2. • ã appears when the narrow IF filter is selected.4 K 6 K* 2. set the optional filter in initial set mode.8 K 2. • Optional filter variations Name FL-52A FL-53A FL-96 FL-222 FL-257 Band width 500 Hz/-6dB 250 Hz/-6dB 2. Normal.4 K 2.4 K 3.4 K 6 K* 2.3 KHz/-6dB Mode CW/RTTY-N CW/RTTY-N SSB-W SSB-N SSB-W When an optional filter is installed.4 K ( Hz ) Note: *This selection can be used when the expanded filter selection function is turned on in the initial set mode.4 K FL-96 6 K* 2. Narrow. SSB/CW/RTTY.4 K 500 6 K* 2.4 K 1.4 K 250 6 K* 2.4 K 1.8 KHz/-6dB 1.8 K 6 K* 3.4 kHz)* FL-257 (3. q Select the desired mode with the mode switches. SSB/CW/RTTY. • ã or ç does not appear while in normal IF filter mode.4 K 250* 6K 2.8 kHz)** FL-222 (1.4 K FL-222 6 K* FL-257 6 K* 3.3 kHz)** FL-96 (2.3 K 2. Normal ** OPTION *** AM. (see right) 24 .4 K 500* 6 K* 2. The filter selection is automatically memorized in each mode.4 K 1.4 K 2. • ç appears when the wide IF filter is selected. • Filter construction 2nd IF signal CFWS450HT (6 kHz)*** Through FL-65 (2.4 K 500 FL-53A 6 K* 2.4 K FL-52A 6 K* 2.8 K* 6K 2.3 K 2. w Push [FIL] one or more times to select the desired filter combination.8 KHz/-6dB 3.3 K 2.8 kHz)** FL-52A (500 Hz)** FL-53A (250 Hz)** 2nd IF signal/DET * AM.4 K 6K 2.4 K 6 K* 2.

” “52A.4 K) 52A (500) NOR (2. • “no.3 k) FL-52A no FL-53A no FL-96 96 (2. t Push [MODE] one or more times to select the desired mode. no no SSB THU (6 K) no CW THU (6 K) no RTTY THU (6 K) ––– AM : default THU (6 K) ––– THU (6 K) ––– THU (6 K) ––– THU (6 K) ––– THU (6 K) ––– THU (6 K) no THU (6 K) no THU (6 K) 96 (2. e Rotate the tuning dial to turn the expanded filter selection ‘on’. indicate respectively for 455 kHz IF filter selection.8 K) ––– FL-52A no FL-53A no FL-96 ––– FL-222 222 (1.” “96.4 K) 53A (250) NOR (2. FL-222 and FL-257.8 K) NOR (2. Then extra wide or narrow filter can be selected on desired mode.8 K) THU (6 K) no THU (6 K) 257(3. • Expanded filter selection “on” r Push [PWR] to exit initial set mode. if desired. • Narrow filter setting table no ––– SSB 52A (500) ––– CW ––– RTTY NOR (2.4 K) 96 (2. the expanded filter selection can be used. • If ‘on’ is selected. u Repeat steps t and y to select IF filters for other modes.8 K) FL-257 ––– 25 . w Push [UP Y] or [Z DN] one or more times until “FIL” appears on the display.8 K) NOR (2.3 k) THU (6 K) no THU (6 K) no THU (6 K) 96 (2. w Push [UP Y] or [Z DN] one or more times until “EXP FIL” appears.RECEIVE AND TRANSMIT 5 s Filter setting When an optional filter is installed. push [POWER] to enter initial set mode. push [PWR] to enter initial set mode. e Rotate the tuning dial to select the installed filter.3 k) i Push [POWER] to exit initial set mode. FL-53A. • The filter combinations are stored depending on operating modes. FL-52A.4 K) AM NOR (2.” “222” and “257” indicate no optional filter. D Expanded filter selection The selectable filter combinations can be expanded by setting the expanded filter selection to ON.3 K) : default 52A (500) 53A (250) ––– 222 (1.8 K) ––– 52A (500) 53A (250) 53A (250) ––– 222 (1. (p. Optional filters are not selected by default. FL-96.” “53A. 47) • Optional filter selection D Optional filter setting q While pushing and holding [SET].8 K) THU (6 K) no THU (6 K) 257(3.4 K) 257 (3.8 K) FL-222 no FL-257 257(3. q While pushing and holding [SET].4 K) 222 (1. • Wide filter setting • Narrow filter setting • Wide filter setting table • Wide/narrow filter selecting r Push [UP Y] one or more times until “WIDE ✻✻” or “NAR ✻✻” appears on the display. set the optional filters in initial set mode. y Rotate the tuning dial to select a filter.

to enter the quick set mode. • Output power is displayed in 101 steps (L. r When speaking into the microphone adjust the mic gain so that the ALC meter does not peak past the ALC zone. ALC SWR 26 . reduce the microphone gain (see above). Microphone gain is set to 50. the ALC limits the RF power. In such cases. 1–99 and H) but is continuously selectable. ALC zone ï Meter function The bar meter in the function display acts as an Smeter (for relative signal strength) during receive and can be selected for one of three functions during transmit. DISPLAY MEASUREMENT INDICATION Indicates the relative RF output power. • Available power SSB/CW/RTTY: AM: *Carrier power 2 (or less) –100 W 2 (or less) –40 W* • Setting microphone gain Microphone gain must be adjusted properly so that your signal does not distort when transmitted. w Push [SET] for 1 sec. ALC and SWR meter mode. Indicates the SWR over the transmission line. When the meter movement shows the input signal level exceeds the allowable level. Po Indicates the ALC level. e Rotate the main dial to select the desired output. w Push [∫ UP]/[√ DN] one or more times to select “RF Power”. q Select SSB or another phone mode. to select quick set mode. e Push [∫ UP]/[√ DN] one or more times to select “MIC GAIN”.5 RECEIVE AND TRANSMIT s Function for transmit ï Output power and microphone gain • Setting output power q Push [SET] for 1 sec. t Push [SET] to exit quick set mode. • Push [SET] one or more times to select the PO. Maximum output power is selected.

u When speaking into the microphone adjust the mic gain so that the ALC meter does not peak past the ALC zone. your transmited voice may be distorted.RECEIVE AND TRANSMIT 5 ï Microphone compressor IC-718 has a built-in. • While transmitting at your normal voice level. r Push [SET] to exit the quick set mode. t Push [COMP]. i Push [SET] to exit the quick set mode. adjust the “ANTI-VOX” to the point where it has no effect. ▲ [COMP] switch e Adjust the mic gain by rotating the main [DIAL]. adjust [VOX GAIN] until the transceiver is transmitting. ALC zone Adjust [COMP GAIN] so that the ALC meter reads within the ALC zone. • Push [∫ UP]/[√ DN] one or more times to select “VOX GAIN” e While speaking into the microphone. r Select “VOX Delay” in quick set mode. ▲ q Selecting USB or LSB mode. adjust [VOX DELAY] as desired. This function provides an opportunity to input log entries into your computer. • Push [∫ UP]/[√ DN] one or more times to select “VOX Delay” t While speaking into the microphone. ▲ [VOX] switch ▲ • Push [SET] for 1 sec. Note: When the ALC meter peaks above the ALC zone. to select quick set mode. • Push [SET] for 1 sec. etc. y Select “ANTI-VOX” in quick set mode. w Select “VOX Gain” in quick set mode. This circuit increases your average talk power in SSB mode and is especially useful for DX’ing when the receiving station is having difficulty copying your signal. 27 . • Push [∫ UP]/[√ DN] one or more times to select “AN VOX” u If the receive audio from the speaker toggles the transceiver to transmit during receive. then adjust y Push [SET] one or more times to select the ALC meter. to select quick set mode. ï VOX operation The VOX (Voice-operated Transmission) function toggles between transmit and receive with your voice. • Be sure the mic gain is in the range of 20 to 50. w Select the mic gain display in quick set mode. low distortion Mic compressor circuit. while operating. q Push [VOX] to turn the function ON. the ALC meter should read at about the middle of the ALC zone. • Push [∫ UP]/[√ DN] one or more times to select “MIC GAIN”.

r Rotate the main dial to select “18”. select the tuner sensitive condition. of tuning.5:1 or less. then. CONVENIENT • Tuner sensitive condition If you require critical tuning at any time during transmission. manual tuning is helpful. Y [TUNER] Tuning indicator.” the tuner will be “through” if the SWR is higher than 3:1 after tuning. 51 for selection. 46 for turning the function ON and OFF. to start manual tuning. w While pushing and holding [SET]. to turn power OFF. Therefore. In such cases. Then. push [PWR] to turn power ON. DO NOT! connect the AT-180 and AH-4 at the same time. “ ” goes out. Once the tuner matches an antenna. u Push [PWR] to turn power ON again. The antenna is tuned automatically during transmission when the antenna SWR is higher than 1. the variable capacitors are automatically preset to the memorized point. Although termed “through inhibit.46) q Push [PWR] for 1 sec. Y Y TUNER OPERATION [TUNER] • Tuner type setting (p. the previous mode is selected.5:1 after 20 sec. When selecting this condition. the AT-180 may not be tuned correctly. when you change the frequency range.5:1. See p. • Automatic tuner start If you want to turn OFF the tuner under conditions of VSWR 1. use “automatic tuner on” and turn the tuner OFF. e Push [UP Y] or [Z DN] one or more times to select [TUNER]. a side tone is emitted. to start manual tuning. “ ” goes out. re-select the tuner type correctly. manual tuning is necessary each time you change the frequency. • AUTO TUNE: Push [TUNER] to turn the tuner ON. Push and hold [TUNER] for 1 sec. In this case. See p. meter function) mits automatically when turning the power ON.5 RECEIVE AND TRANSMIT ï Optional AT-180 AUTOMATIC ANTENNA TUNER operation The AT-180 automatic antenna tuner matches the IC718 to the connected antenna automatically. Therefore. • When the tuner is OFF. to turn power OFF. This will be damage both the transceiver and the antenna tuner. In this case. y Push [PWR] for 1 sec. • AT-180 AUTOMATIC ANTENNA TUNER is selected. 28 Y . check the following: • the antenna connection and feedline • the antenna SWR (p. CAUTION: NEVER transmit with the tuner ON when no antenna is connected. NOTE: NEVER select “4” (AH-4 AUTOMATIC ANTENNA TUNER). the variable capacitor angles are memorized as a preset point for each frequency range (100 kHz steps). • CW mode is selected. and “ ” blinks. the tuner can be used at poor SWR’s. • MANUAL TUNING During SSB operation on HF bands at low voice levels. • Through inhibit The AT-180 has a through inhibit condition. If the tuner cannot reduce the SWR to less than 1. Both turners will not be function correctly. Push [TUNER] to cancel unexpected tramsmission. automatic tuning in the HF bands activates only when exceeding SWR 3:1. otherwise the transceiver trans- Push and hold 1 sec. 26.

•“ ” blinks and “CW” appears while tuning. AH-4 setting example: For mobile operation Optional AH-2b antenna element TUNER OPERATION Tuning is required for each frequency. 14 for connection. Y [TUNER] e“ ” lights constantly when tuning is complete. • See p. r To bypass the AH-4 manually. The tuner and transceiver will be damaged. e Push [UP Y] or [Z DN] one or more times to select [TUNER]. • Tuner type setting (p.46) q Push [PWR] for 1 sec. • When the connected wire cannot be tuned. CH ∫ AH-4 IC-718 MODE FILTER TS V/M 1 MW 4 SPL 7 NR A=B 2 M=CL 5 SCN 8 ANF 0 A/B 3 MV 6 VOX 9 F-INP ENT ▲ . the “ ” goes out.5 to 30 MHz. to turn power OFF. the AH-4 tuner will tune all frequencies 3. Be sure to re-tune the antenna before transmitting when you change the frequency–even slightly. 29 Y . • AH-4 AUTOMATIC ANTENNA TUNER is selected. This function is turned ON in initial set mode (p. w While pushing and holding [SET]. MIC PWR AF SQL RIT SHIFT NB P.RECEIVE AND TRANSMIT 5 ï Optional AH-4 AUTOMATIC ANTENNA TUNER operation The AH-4 matches the IC-718 to a long wire antenna more than 7 m/23 ft long (3. Tuning indicator.AMP LOCK COMP ATT SET TUNER PHONES DN UP ∫ • The IC-718 will not transmit outside of the ham bands. Transmitting before tuning may damage the transceiver. NEVER operate the AH-4 without an antenna wire. w Push and hold [TUNER] for 1 sec. 46). R WARNING: HIGH VOLTAGE! NEVER touch the antenna element while tuning or transmitting. push [TUNER]. This function removes the “push and hold [TUNER]” operation and activates first transmission on the new frequency. r Rotate the main dial to select “4”. to turn power OFF. • MANUAL TUNING q Set the desired frequency in an HF band. • See the AH-4 instruction manual for AH-4 installation and antenna connection details. the AH-4 is bypassed and the antenna wire is connected to the antenna connector on the transceiver directly. For outdoor operation Long wire y Push [PWR] for 1 sec. NEVER operate the AH-4 when it is ungrounded. u Push [PWR] to turn power ON again. push [PWR] to turn power ON.5 MHz and above). Note that the AH-4 cannot tune when using a 1⁄2 λ long wire or multiple of the operating frequency. Blinks: Tuning now Appears: Tune is completed Disappears: Tune is not completed CONVENIENT • PTT tune function The AH-4 is always tuned when the PTT is pushed after the frequency is changed (more than 1%).

ï Measuring SWR q Confirm that the output power is over 30 W.025 MHz/CW. s SWR The IC-718 has a built-in circuit of measuring antenna SWR—no external equipment or special adjustments are necessary.057 MHz/CW. push [A/B]. rotate the main dial. To exchange the transmit and receive frequencies.057 MHz. • Key down or push [PTT] to transmit. • To change the receive frequency.025 MHz/ CW. q Select VFO B and set the frequency to 7. e Push [MODE] one or more times to select CW or RTTY operation.5 check antenna or cable connection. to change the transmit frequency.025 MHz. e Push [SPL] to turn the split frequency operation ON. The best match is in this range. • Split operation is now set for receive 7. then read the actual SWR from the meter: ≤ 1. Following is an example of setting 7.5 well matched antenna ≥ 1.5 RECEIVE AND TRANSMIT s Split frequency operation Split frequency operation allows you to transmit and receive on two different frequencies. w Push [SET] one or more times to select the SWR meter. CW mode in VFO A (for receive) and 7. 30 . rotate the main dial during transmit mode. Split frequency operation uses two frequencies. one in VFO A and the other in VFO B.057 MHz/CW and transmit 7. w Push [A/B] to select VFO A and set the frequency to 7. CW mode in VFO B (for transmit). etc.

to enter quick set mode. Delay time of 6 dots is selected in quick set mode for semi break-in operation.RECEIVE AND TRANSMIT 5 s Function for CW ï Connection for CW Initial set mode setting (p. to enter quick set mode. 45) 13 9 10 11 12 5 6 7 8 1 2 3 4 : normal [ELEC KEY] For no break-in operation: Connect an external switch such as a foot switch. then rotate the main dial to set the desired delay time. (See p. 33) Paddle : reverse [ACC] 13 9 10 11 5 6 7 8 1 2 3 4 Straight key : off See p. or use the RTTY SEND terminal for all bands. full break-in or OFF. (See p. • Push [∫ UP]/[√ DN] one or more times until “BK–IN” appears. 43) • Push [SET] for 1 sec. eSet CW break-in operation as semi break-in. 32 for connection details: Paddle operation from front panel MIC connector. 12 (See p. push [∫ UP]/[√ DN] one or more times until “BK–DELAY” appears. 31 . w Select CW (or CW-REV) mode with [MODE]. 42) • Push [SET] for 1 sec. [MICROPHONE] Microphone ï CW operation q Connect a paddle or straight key as above. ▲ ▲ : UP/DN key CW mode and semi break-in operation is selected. then rotate the main dial to select the desired condition: FL: full break-in SE: semi break-in oF: no break-in r Set the CW delay time when semi break-in operation is selected.

q Push [MODE] one or more times to select CW mode. w Push [MODE] for 1 sec. then rotate the main dial to select the paddle type. w Push [∫ UP]/[√ DN] one or more times until “CW PITCH” appears. Paddle operation front panel MIC connector 3. • When using up/down switches as a paddle. Both keying speed and weight (the ratio of dot : space : dash) can be set in quick set mode. then rotate the main dial to set the desired pitch. e Push [∫ UP]/[√ DN] one or more times until “CW PADDL” appears. the up/down switches on the microphone can be use as a paddle.”“r. w While pushing and holding [SET].”or “oF” in CW PADDL in initial set mode. ï CW reverse mode The CW-R (CW Reverse) mode receives CW signals with a reverse side CW carrier point like that of LSB and USB modes.5.9 kΩ ±5% t Push [∫ UP]/[√ DN] one or more times until “KEY SPD” appears. 32 . • This function is available from the front panel mic connector only. to enter quick set mode.8 to 4. 1/3 octave BFO 1/2 octave BFO Push for 1 sec.5 RECEIVE AND TRANSMIT ï CW pitch control The received CW audio pitch and monitored CW audio pitch can be adjusted to suit your preferences (300 to 900 Hz) with out changing the operating frequency. MODE Desired signal Interference (600 Hz) (800 Hz) CW mode (USB side) Desired signal Interference (600 Hz) (400 Hz) CW REV mode (LSB side) ï Electronic CW keyer The IC-718 has an electronic keyer. • Be sure to select item “n. squeeze keying function is not available. This shows the default setting for the CW pitch control (600 Hz). q Push [SET] for 1 sec. then rotate the main dial to select the desired weight. r Push [∫ UP]/[√ DN] one or more times until “KEY RAT” appears. Use this mode when interference signals are near the desired signal and you want to change the interference tone. to toggle between CW and CW-R modes. • Key weight can be select from 6 to 60.2 kΩ ±5% E y Paddle operation from front panel MIC connector Connect a CW paddle as at right to operate an electronic keyer from the front panel MIC connector. DOT CW paddle DASH MIC U/D e 2. • When “ud” is selected. KEYING WEIGHT EXAMPLE: morse code “K” DOT DASH (Fixed*) DASH Weight setting: 1:1:3 (default) Weight setting: Adjusted Adjustable range SPACE (Fixed*) *SPACE and DOT length can be adjusted with “KEY SPD” in the quick set mode only. • Connect straight key to “DOT” side. • Setting the electronic keyer q Push [MODE] one or more times to select CW mode. push [POWER] to enter initial set mode. • Key weight can be select from 2. then rotate the main dial to select the desired weight.

SQL*1 AF out SEND GND FSKK *1Connect SQL line when required.RECEIVE AND TRANSMIT 5 s Function for RTTY ï Connection for RTTY(FSK) Rear panel [ACC] TU or TNC Personal computer [EXT SP] 2-conductor 1/8˝ plug AF Rear panel view 13 9 10 11 12 5 6 7 8 1 2 3 4 GND Use either the ACC or one of the two 1/8˝ plugs. 1 2 3 8 4 7 6 5 [ACC] connector Rear panel view 13 9 10 11 12 5 6 7 8 1 2 3 4 Use either the ACC or microphone connector. SQL*1 AF out AF in SEND GND *1Connect SQL line when required. 33 . ï Connection for AFSK [MIC] connector (Front panel view) q Mic input i AF output u Mic GND y PTT GND t PTT r SQL To a TU or TNC and personal computer.

RTTY sift frequency is set to 850 Hz. 34 . RTTY mark frequency is set to 2125 Hz. To receive a reversed RTTY signal correctly. 34. t Operate the connected PC or TNC (TU). r Set the desired frequency with the main dial. select RTTY-R (RTTY reverse) mode. etc. then rotate the main dial to select the desired tone frequency. 2125. • Generally. w Select RTTY (or RTTY-R) mode with [MODE]. 1615 and 1275 Hz are available. 200 and 170 Hz are available. commands. w Push [∫ UP]/[√ DN] one or more times until “SIFT 170” appears. • Push [MODE] for 1 sec. LSB is used on the HF bands. e Select the desired FSK tone and shift frequencies as below. r Set the desired frequency with the main dial. • Sift frequency q Push [SET] for 1 sec. RTTY mode is selected. settings. e Select the desired FSK tone/shift frequencies and keying polarity the same way as FSK operation. to enter quick set mode. to select RTTY-R (RTTY reverse) mode. displayed freq. This reversal can be caused by incorrect TNC connections. PRESETTING FOR RTTY • Tone frequency q Push [SET] for 1 sec. ï RTTY (AFSK) operation q Connect a terminal unit as p. 850. 425. w Select SSB (LSB) mode with [MODE]. • RTTY reverse mode Received characters are occasionally garbled when the receive signal is reversed between MARK and SPACE. 33. t Operate the connected PC or TNC (TU).5 RECEIVE AND TRANSMIT ï RTTY (FSK) operation q Connect a terminal unit as at p. to enter quick set mode. w Push [∫ UP]/[√ DN] one or more times until “TON 2125” appears. Normal space mark 170 Hz 2125 Hz BFO BFO Reverse space mark 2125 Hz 170 Hz displayed freq. then rotate the main dial to select the desired tone frequency.

w Push [CH] to enter memory CH select mode. t To return to VFO mode. D Using the keypad q Push [V/M] to select memory mode.MEMORY OPERATION s Memory channels The transceiver has 101 memory channels. CLEAR Yes P1. push [V/M] again. The memory mode is very useful for quickly changing to oftenused frequencies. in memory mode. • “MEMO” blinks. then push the desired memory channel number using the keypad. • “MEMO” appears. t Push [CH] to exit memory CH select mode. etc. w Push [CH] to enter memory CH select mode. MEMORY CHANNEL Regular memory channels Scan edge memory channels MEMORY CHANNEL NUMBER 1–99 6 All 101 memory channels are tuneable which means the programmed frequency can be tuned temporarily with the tuning dial. r Push [F-INP/ENT] to select the desired memory channel. P2 Yes Yes No s Memory channel selection D Using the [UP Y] or [Z DN] keys q Push [V/M] to select memory mode. r Push [CH] to exit memory CH select mode. • “MEMO” appears. One frequency and one mode in each memory channel as scan edges for programmed scan. • Push and hold [UP Y] or [Z DN] for continuous selection. e Push [UP Y] or [Z DN] several times to select the desired memory channel. e Push [F-INP/ENT]. TRANSFER TO VFO Yes OVERWRITING Yes CAPABILITY One frequency and one mode in each memory channel. V/M 1 V/M 1 CH CH √ DN or UP ∫ F-INP ENT V/M 1 A=B 2 F-INP ENT CH CH 35 . • “MEMO” blinks.

then push [UP Y] or [Z DN] several times to select the desired memory channel. r Push [CH] to exit memory channel select mode. Beep Beep Beep 36 . • “MEMO” blinks. use direct frequency entry with the keypad in advance. [8] F-INP ENT MW 4 Push for 1 sec. w Push [CH]. or keypad MODE e Push [MW] for 1 sec.086 MHz/LSB into memory channel 10. Beep Beep Beep CH D Programming in memory mode q Select the desired memory channel with [UP Y] or [Z DN] in memory mode. [EXAMPLE]: Programming 7. [1].]. attenuator on/off.280 MHz/CW into memory channel 18. [2]. • To program a blank channel.6 MEMORY OPERATION s Memory channel programming Memory channel programming can be performed either in VFO mode or in memory mode.and AGC setting can also be programmed into a memory channel. [. • Preamp setting. CH √ DN or UP ∫ CH F-INP ENT then [2]. V/M 1 e Push [MW] for 1 sec. to program the displayed frequency and operating mode into the memory channel. • “BLANK” appears if the selected memory channel is a blank channel. w Set the desired frequency and operating mode in memory mode. D Programming in VFO mode q Set the desired frequency and operating mode in VFO mode. [EXAMPLE]: Programming 21. • “BLANK” appears if the selected memory channel is a blank channel (and does not have contents). to program the displayed frequency and operating mode into the memory channel. CH √ DN or UP ∫ MW 4 Push for 1 sec.

MEMORY OPERATION 6 s Frequency transferring The frequency and operating mode in a memory channel can be transferred to the VFO.320 MHz/USB (VFO) Contents of M-ch 12 : 14. Frequency transferring can be performed in either VFO mode or memory mode. q Select VFO mode with [V/M]. to transfer the frequency and operating mode. Beep Beep Beep CH 37 . √ DN or UP ∫ M V ≈ 6 Push for 1 sec. w Push [CH]. TRANSFERRING EXAMPLE IN VFO MODE Operating frequency : 21.180 MHz/CW D Transferring in VFO mode This is useful for transferring programmed contents to VFO. r Push [CH] to exit memory channel select mode. • “BLANK” appears if the selected memory channel is a blank channel. CH e Push [M≈V] for 1 sec. then select the memory channel to be transferred with [UP Y] or [Z DN]. • Transferred frequency and operating mode appear on the frequency readout.

Beep Beep Beep w Push [M≈V] for 1 sec. to transfer the frequency and operating mode. s Memory clearing Any unnecessary memory channels can be cleared. to clear the contents. • Programmed frequency and mode in the memory channel are not transferred. set the frequency or operating mode if required. and they remain in the memory channel. • And. V/M 1 VFO A is displayed. then select the memory channel to be cleared with [UP Y] or [Z DN]. e To return to VFO mode. • Displayed frequency and operating mode are transferred to the VFO. When you have changed the frequency or operating mode in the selected memory channel: • Displayed frequency and mode are transferred. 38 . q Push [CH].020 MHz/CW (M-ch 16) Contents of M-ch 16 : 14.018 MHz/CW Rotate dial. • The programmed frequency and operating mode disappear. M-CL 5 Push for 1 sec. Beep Beep Beep r To clear other memory channels. V/M 1 M-ch 16 is displayed. • “BLANK” appears.6 MEMORY OPERATION D Transferring in memory mode This is useful for transferring frequency and operating mode while operating in memory mode. e Push [M-CL] for 1 sec. TRANSFERRING EXAMPLE IN MEMORY MODE Operating frequency : 14. push [V/M] momentarily. then select the memory channel to be transferred with [UP Y] or [Z DN] in memory mode. The cleared memory channels become blank channels. MV √ 6 Push for 1 sec. repeat steps w and e. w Push [CH]. q Select memory mode with [V/M].

45 for ON/OFF setting and scan resume condition details. s Preparation • Channels For programmed scan/auto memory write scan: Program scan edge frequencies into scan edge memory channels P1 and P2. scan resumes 2 sec.SCANS s Scan types PROGRAMMED SCAN Repeatedly scans between two scan edge frequencies (scan edge memory channels P1 and P2). and does not pause even if it detects signals. later. 39 . Memory scan Scan pauses on each channel when the scan resume is ON. For memory scan: Program 2 or more memory channels except scan edge memory channels. • Scan speed Scan speed can be selected from 2 levels. See p. in Initial set mode. • Squelch condition Scan start with Programmed scan The scan continues until it is stopped manually. high or low. This scan operates in memory mode. Squelch open • Scan resume ON/OFF You can select the scan to resume or cancel when detecting a signal. not applicable when OFF. When a signal disappears while scan is paused. then resumes. Scan stops when detecting a signal. in set mode. Squelch If you set scan resume ON in Initial set mode. Scan edge P1 or P2 Scan edge P2 or P1 Mch 1 BLANK 7 MEMORY SCAN Repeatedly scans all programmed memory channels. BLANK Mch 2 Mch 3 Mch 4 Mch 5 Scan Jump Mch 99 Mch 7 Mch 6 This scan operates in VFO mode. 45 for details. Scan resume ON/OFF must be set before operating a scan. when detecting a closed signal. open the scan pauses for 10 sec. See p.

See pgs. 20 for details. the scan stops. 40 . • If the [RF/SQL] control function is set as RF control. the squelch always opens. 2 or more memory channels must be programmed for memory scan to start. programmed scan does not start. r Push [SCAN] to start the memory scan. push [SCAN]. • The operating mode can also be changed while scanning. t When the scan detects a signal. e Set [RF/SQL] open or closed. y To cancel the scan. • See previous page for scan condition. w Select the desired operating mode. If the same frequencies are programmed into the scan edge memory channel P1 and P2. 30 for details. w Select the desired operating mode. r Push [SCAN] to start the programmed scan. • If the [RF/SQL] control function is set as RF control.7 SCANS s Programmed scan operation q Select VFO mode with [V/M]. • See previous page for scan condition. • The operating mode can also be changed while scanning. • “SCAN” appears while scanning. t When the scan detects a signal. 14. • “SCAN” appears while scanning. the squelch always opens. See pgs. s Memory scan operation q Select memory mode with [V/M]. the scan stops. y To cancel the scan. e Set [RF/SQL] open or closed. pauses or ignores it depending on the resume setting and the squelch condition. 15. push [SCAN]. pauses or ignores it depending on the resume setting and the squelch condition.

push [POWER] to turn power ON. push [PWR] for 1 sec. [SET] [PWR] 41 .SET MODE s General Set mode is used for programming infrequently changed values or conditions of functions. • Initial set mode is selected and one of its items appears. w While pushing and holding [SET]. to turn power OFF. t Repeat e and r to set other items. t To exit quick set mode. u Push [PWR] to turn power ON again. [DISPLAY EXAMPLE: QUICK SET MODE] Item Value of Condition D Initial set mode operation q Push [POWER] for 1 sec. to turn power OFF. • Quick set mode is selected and one of its items appears. [DIAL] √ [√] [∫] • The conditions selection in intial set mode are now effective. [DISPLAY EXAMPLE: INITIAL SET MODE] Item Value of Condition √ e Push [UP Y] or [Z DN] to select the desired item. y To exit initial set mode. push [SET] momentarily. r Rotate the main dial to set the values or conditions for the selected item. [√] [∫] w Push [UP Y] or [Z DN] to select the desired item. r Repeat w and e to set other items. The IC-718 has 2 separate set modes: quick set mode and initial set mode. push [SET] for 1 sec. √ 8 [DIAL] [SET] √ D Quick set mode operation q While power is ON. e Rotate the main dial to set the values or conditions for the selected item.

in 0. • Anti VOX level This item adjusts the ANTI-VOX gain for the VOX (voice activated transmit). The default is 10 (1. however. units. CW pitch is adjustable from 300 Hz to 900 Hz in 10 Hz steps. • BK-IN This item selects break-in type for CW operation. Note that while adjusting the output power.8 SET MODE s Quick set mode items • RF power This item adjusts the RF output power. • VOX gain This item adjusts the VOX gain for the VOX (voice activated transmit) function. The default is 50.0 sec). it can be adjusted continuously. • Mic gain This item adjusts microphone gain from 0 to 99 and H for indication. The delay time can be adjusted from 0 to 2 sec.1 sec. the power meter is displayed automatically. 1 to 99 and H for indication. The default is 50. • CW pitch This item adjusts CW pitch. The default is 60 (600 Hz). SE : Semi break-in operation available. it can be adjusted continuously. •The default is H (maximum power). 42 . There are three selectable values: oFF: No break-in operation available (default). FL : Full break-in operation available. The default is 50. however. • VOX delay This item adjusts VOX (voice activated transmit) delay time. The RF output power can be adjusted from L.

0).SET MODE 8 • BK-IN delay This item adjusts break-in delay time for CW semi break-in operation. • Dimmer This item selects LCD back light brightness. 43 . 56. The default is HI (High).5. • RTTY shift This item adjusts RTTY shift. The ratio can be selected from 2. • Key ratio This item sets the CW key ratio (or weight). The default is 2125 Hz. 47.0 to 13 (dots). • RTTY mark tone This item selects RTTY tone. 52. There are 3 selectable values: 1275. There are 4 selectable values: 170. 54. 200. The default is 20 wpm. The default is 170 Hz. * 40. The default is 7. 57. • Key speed This item adjusts the CW key speed. The key speed can be selected from 6 to 60* wpm. The delay time is selectable from 2. There are 3 selectable values: Off. The default is 30 (3. 425 and 850. 1615 and 2125 Hz.8 to 4. Low and High. 59 can not be selected. 44. 50.

This functions independent of the confirmation beep setting. (See p. RTTY and AM). For example if you are operating mobile and only plan on using LSB and USB modes. thereby making selection of LSB and USB quick and easy. and allows you to simplify operation by inhibiting the selection of unneeded operating modes during normal operation. • Side-tone level This item adjusts the CW side-tone level.8 SET MODE s Initial set mode items • Mode select This item is available in all modes. To toggle an operating mode on or off. This function can be turned OFF for silent operation. as RF in SSB/CW/RTTY modes) or the squelch control. Then rotate the main dial to set on or off. • RF/SQL VR The [RF/SQL] control can be set as the RF/squelch control or automatic (acts as squelch in AM modes. The default is on. The default is on. 44 . The default is 30. 20) The default is rS (RF/squelch). push [MODE] one or more times until the desired mode is displayed. use “MODE SELECTION” to inhibit access to all other modes (CW. • Band edge beep A beep sounds when an operating frequency enters or exits a transmit frequency range. • Beep level This item adjusts the confirmation beep level. • Beep A beep sounds each time a switch is pushed to confirm it. The default is 50. The default is on for all operating modes.

45 . The default is on. setting to OFF pauses the watch until the signal disappears and scan resumes. after stopping on a signal (or 2 sec. • Scan resume This item sets the scan resume function ON or OFF. • n : normal (for electronic keyer use) • r : reverse (for electronic keyer use) • oF : Turns OFF the electronic keyer (for straight key use) • ud : For using the microphone’s [UP]/[DN] keys insted of the paddle. ON: scan resumes 10 sec. The tuning dial normally changes the frequency 2. High or Low can be selected. • Auto TS This item sets auto tuning speed. The default is on. The default is HI (High). after a signal disappears). The default is on. This is useful when communicating in AM mode (the noise blanker function should not be used when listening to regular AM broadcasts as it may degrade the receive audio). Four selections are available. the noise blanker function is available on AM mode. • Scan speed This item sets the rate at which channels or frequencies are scanned during scan operations.SET MODE 8 • Meter peak hold This item selects meter peak hold function on or off. For the priority watch. The default is n (normal). • AM Noise blanker When this item is set to ON. When auto tuning step is turned on this increases to 50 KHz/revolution in 50 Hz tuning step during quick rotation of the dial. The default is on. • Key type This item adjusts the CW paddle type.5 KHz/revolution in 10 Hz tuning step. OFF: scan soes not resume after stopping on a signal.

When “on” is selected. the tuner remains OFF even when the SWR is poor (1.8 SET MODE • Tuner type This item selects optional antenna tuner type.5—3).Three selections are available. you can select between English and Japanese as the language. • PTT tune When an optional AH-4 or AT-180 AUTOMATIC ANTENNA TUNER is connected. • 18 : The optional AT-180 antenna tuner is connected The default is no.5—3. The default is En (English). The default is oF (OFF). tuning can be started automatically at the moment the PTT is pushed. automatic tune starts even when the tuner is turned OFF. The default is At (Auto). • Speech speed When an optional UT-102 VOICE SYNTHESIZER UNIT is installed. The default is oF (OFF). you can select faster or slower synthesizer output. • CI-V baud rate This item sets the data transfer rate. When “off” is selected. 46 . • no : No optional tuner connected. • Speech language When an optional UT-102 VOICE SYNTHESIZER UNIT is installed. the synthesizer can be set to read the frequency/mode only (OFF). • 4 : The optional AH-4 antenna tuner is connected. The default is HI (High). or both the frequency/mode and S-meter level (ON). The default is on. • Speech S-meter level When an optional UT-102 is installed. When “Auto” is selected. the baud rate is automatically set according to the connected controller or remote controller. • Auto tune The optional AT-180 ANTENNA TUNER has an automatic start capability which starts tuning if the SWR is higher than 1.

• Filter select (Wide/Narrow) When an optional IF filter is installed. FL-222. • OPTION Filter When an optional IF filer is installed. • Expand Filter When an optional IF filter is installed. operating mode. When “on”is selected. changing the frequency. you must change the operating frequency data to 4 bytes. 24 for usable filters for each mode and see P. (p. The IC-718’s address is 5E. you can arrange the filter and filter selection key combination. 25) 47 . The default is 5E. When 2 or more IC-718s are connected to an optional CT17 CI-V LEVEL CONVERTER. FL-53A.SET MODE 8 • CI-V address To distinguish equipment. each CI-V transceiver has its own Icom standard address in hexadecimal code. Selections available are FL-96. See p. • This item MUST be set to “on” when operating transceiver with the IC-735. this selection is necessary. FL-257 and none (default). • CI-V Transceive Transceive operation is possible with the IC-718 connected to other Icom HF transceivers or receivers. 50 for filter installation. FL-52A. otherwise the filters cannot be selected. this selection expands filter and filter selection (W/N) key combination on operating mode independently. The default is oF (off). The default is oF (off). • CI-V 731 mode When connecting the IC-718 to the IC-735 for transceive operation. on the IC-718 automatically changes those of connected transceivers (or receivers) and vice versa. etc. The default is on. rotate the main dial to select a different address for each IC-718 in the range 01H to 7FH.

3. Attach the MB-23 CARRYING HANDLE with the supplied rubber feet as shown. s Optional bracket and carrying handle D Mounting bracket An optional IC-MB5 MOBILE MOUNTING BRACKET is available to install the radio under a table. Otherwise. 48 . CAUTION: DISCONNECT the DC power cable from the IC-718 before performing any work on the transceiver. w Remove the 5 screws from the bottom of the transceiver. then remove the bottom cover. Select an area to mount the receiver keeping in mind that the weight of the transceiver is approx. etc. there is danger of electric shock and/or equipment damage. etc.9 INSTALLATION AND CONNECTIONS s Opening the transceiver’s case Follow the case and cover opening procedures shown here when you want to install an optional unit or adjust an internal unit. q Remove the 5 screws from the top of the transceiver and 4 screws from the sides. in a vehicle.80kg. D Carrying handle An optional handle allows you to easily carry and transport the transceiver. then lift up the top cover. on a wall.

then remove the PLL unit. e Plug UT-102 into J2501 on the MAIN unit as shown at right. disconnect P4 from J201 (MAIN unit) and P2 from J401 (MAIN unit). q Remove the bottom cover as shown in the diagram before. w Disconnect W2 from J4401 (MAIN unit) and W3 from J4201 (MAIN unit). CR-338 Internal crystal W2 W3 J 4201 J 4401 P4 PLL unit C 16 J 401 P 2. to announce the frequency.00000 MHz with C 16. • Connect the frequency counter to P. e Remove 9 screws from the PLL unit. y Adjust the reference frequency at C16 using a frequency counter if desired. mode. S-meter level and current time in a clear. plugs and flat cables to their original positions.INSTALLATION AND CONNECTIONS 9 s CR-338 HIGH STABILITY CRYSTAL UNIT By installing the CR-338. the total frequency stability of the receiver will be improved.) J 201 MAIN unit Solder 4 leads PLL unit s UT-102 VOICE SYNTHESIZER UNIT The UT-102 announces the received frequency. etc. Frequency check point (Connect a frequency counter and adjust the frequency to 64. r Return the bottom cover to its original position. ➥ Push [LOCK] for 1 sec. electronically-generated voice. 49 . r Remove the supplied internal crystal and replace with the CR-338. w Remove the protective paper attached to the bottom of the UT-102 to expose the adhesive strip. t Return the PLL unit. 2 (PLL unit). in English (or Japanese). q Remove the bottom cover as shown above. u Return the bottom cover to its original position.

the installed filter will not function properly.9 INSTALLATION AND CONNECTIONS s UT-106 DSP RECEIVE UNIT The UT-106 provides AF DSP functions such as noise reduction and auto notch. 2) • No need to fix with an adhesive strip. specify the installed filter using initial set mode. W4 from J4101 and W5 from J4001 and 2 Tr-clampers as shown in the diagram below. y Return the MAIN unit and bottom cover to their original positions. 1 y Turn the UT-106 unit over. r Mounting the filter with supplied washers and nuts. • Turn the unit over insulating case " UT-106 J 2602 Flat cable* Surplus cable J 2602 Main unit J 2603 Rear panel UT-106 u Put the UT-106 on the MAIN unit. Fig. p5 from J701. 47) Otherwise. 48. 1) e Remove the connection cable (P2601) from J2602 on the MAIN unit. 2 * Supplied with UT-106 s Optional IF filters Several IF filters are available for the IC-718. • Ensure that the surplus cable from UT-106 is stored under the unit. You can install 1 filter for 455 KHz IF. After filter installation. (Fig. etc. Connect the cable into J1 on the UT-106. (p. • No need to fix with an adhesive strip. w Slide the insulating case onto the UT-106 as shown right. P5 W4 P1 J1 W5 J 701 J 4101 Tr-clamper Solder 4 leads MAIN unit Tr-clamper 50 . connection cable p1 from J1. (Fig. 24-25) t Solder the 4 leads. (pgs. etc. t Plug the flat cable into J3 on the UT-106 and to J2603 on the MAIN unit. r Plug the connection cable (P1) from the UT-106 to J2602 on the MAIN unit. Choose the appropriate filter for your operating needs. e Install the desired 455 KHz filter as shown in the diagram below. • Take care regarding the conductor direction. q Remove the bottom cover. Optional IF filter D Installation q Remove the bottom cover as shown on the p. Turn the unit over flat cable P 2601 UT-106 P 1 (from UT-106) insulating case J 2602 J 2603 MAIN unit Fig. w Remove 7 screws. i Return the bottom cover to its original position.

13. (Varies with amateur band.4 kg. 0 to 8.0 V)./ NAME ➀8 V ➁ GND ➂ SEND ➃ BAND ➄ ALC ➅ NC ➆ 13. • AT-180 inside top cover A S2 D C S1 B A S1 C TUNER SENSITIVE CONDITION The tuner tunes each time you transmit (except SSB mode). ALC output voltage (–4 to 0 V).5:1. : 13. SW Position Operation The tuner operating condition is set by S2 (default) described below. the lowest SWR is obtained at any given time. Input/output pin. Therefore. • Specifications for the AT-180 • Frequency coverage • Input impedance • Maximum input power • Minimum tuning power • Matching impedance range • Tuning accuracy • Insertion loss • Power supply requirements • Dimensions (mm/in) : 1.8V DESCRIPTION Regulated 8 V output. the same condition is as the “D” position below. This setting is called “through inhibit. Select a suitable condition according to your antenna system.8 V output when power is ON (1 A max).” however. ➁ Set the tuner switches to the desired positions according to the table below. manual tuning is necessary each time you change the frequency although the tuner automatically B starts tuning when the VSWR is higher than 3:1.INSTALLATION AND CONNECTIONS 9 s AT-180 internal switch description The optional AT-180 has 3 operating conditions for HF band operation. No connection.7–150 Ω (HF band) 20 –125 Ω (50 MHz band) : Less than SWR 1. Band voltage output.9 – 54 MHz : 50 Ω : 120 W :8W : 16. Goes to ground when transmitting (20 mA max). When grounded. 5 lb 4 oz • Supplied accessories : coaxial cable (1 m). the tuner is set to “through” if the VSWR is higher than 3:1 after tuning.5:1 : Less than 1. S2 D NORMAL CONDITION The tuner tunes when the SWR is higher (default) than 1. ACC cable (DIN 13 pins) 51 . In this case. the tuner activates only when tuning is necessary. ➀ Remove the top cover of the AT-180. Therefore. (10 mA max.) Connects to ground.6(H) × 225(D) 69⁄16(W) × 25⁄17(H) × 87⁄8(D) • Weight : 2. THROUGH INHIBIT The tuner tunes the antenna even when the antenna has poor SWR (up to VSWR 3:1 after tuning).0 dB (after tuning) • Connector information for ACC(2) socket 2 5 3 7 4 1 6 ACC 2 PIN NO. transmits.8 V DC/1 A (supplied from the transceiver’s ACC socket) : 167(W) × 58. For SSB mode.

• Program different frequencies in scan edge memory channels P1 and P2. (Fuses are installed in the DC power cable and the internal PA unit. The displayed frequency does not change properly. 21 pgs. Programmed scan does not stop. 2 p. 42 p. 3 No contact possible with another station. • The attenuator is activated. 2 p. • Set [MIC GAIN] to a suitable position. • Push [TUNER] for 2 sec. 40 DISPLAY • Push [LOCK] to deactivate the function. p. p. • The antenna for another band is connected. 2 p. • A quick set mode screen is selected. TRANSMIT • Set [RF POWER] to a suitable position. REF. • Rotate [RF/SQL] to 10 o’clock position to open the squelch. • Fuse is blown. • RIT function is activated. contact your nearest Icom Dealer or Service Center. • The antenna for another band is selected. PROBLEM POWER Power does not come on when the [POWER] switch is pushed. If you are not able to locate the cause of a problem or solve it through the use of this chart. • Preamp is activated. Transmitting is impossible. • Rotate the SHIFT control to center position. • The antenna is not properly tuned. • Select a suitable operating mode. then replace the fuse with a spare one. • Check for the cause. • Noise blanker function is activated. • Program 2 or more memory channels.10 MAINTENANCE s Troubleshooting The following chart is designed to help you correct problems which are equipment malfunctions. • [RF POWER] is set too low. 53 52 . RECEIVE Receive audio is distorted. • Power Supply not turned ON. • Push [SPLIT] to turn the function OFF. • The same frequencies have been programmed in scan edge memory channels P1 and P2. POSSIBLE CAUSE • DC power cable is improperly connected. Output power is too low. to manually tune the antenna. • IF SHIFT function is activated. if desired. 40 p. • Turn [COMP] off. • [RF/SQL] is assigned to RF gain control and squelch is open. 3 p. p.) • Rotate [AF] clockwise to obtain a suitable listening level.AMP] to turn the function OFF. • 2 or more memory channels have not been programmed. 42 p. • Check the SEND line of an external unit. • Set [MIC GAIN] to a suitable position. • Set the frequency to a ham band. 23 p. • Push [RIT] to turn the function OFF. • Reset [RF/SQL] control assignment and set it to the threshold point. 53 No sound comes from the speaker. 22 p. 21 p. • Push [P. 3 p. • Reset the CPU. • The squelch is closed. p. • Push [ATT] to select “ATT” OFF. 20 p. p. • The antenna is not connected properly. 3 p. • The transceiver is in the transmitting condition. • Set [RF/SQL] to the threshold point. • Push [NB] to turn the function OFF. • The dial lock function is activated. • [MIC GAIN] is set too high. Programmed scan does not start. 32 p. 27 p. • Split frequency function is activated. • The noise reduction is activated and the [NR] control is set too high. • Set the [NR] control for maximum readability. 7 31. • Reconnect to the antenna connector. 6 p. • Volume level is too low. 6 — — p. 41 p. • The operating mode is not selected correctly. 21 p. 30 SCAN p. • The operating frequency is not set to a ham band. • Push [TUNER] for 2 sec. SOLUTION • Reconnect the DC power cable correctly. • The antenna is not properly tuned. • Connect an antenna suitable for the operating frequency. • Push [SET] to exit the quick set mode. 17 Sensitivity is low. • The internal CPU has malfunctioned. 12 p. • Select an antenna suitable for the operating frequency. to manually tune the antenna. • [MIC GAIN] is set too low. • Squelch is open. • [COMP] function is activated. Transmitted signals are distorted. 10 p. Memory scan does not start.

......... • The transceiver displays its initial VFO frequencies when resetting is complete..8 V DC from the DC power cable is applied to all units in the IC-718 through the circuitry fuse.. This fuse is installed in the MAIN unit. FGB 4 A PA unit s Resetting the CPU When first applying power or when the function seems to be displaying erroneous information..... and replace the damaged fuse with a new. DC POWER CABLE FUSE REPLACEMENT CAUTION: DISCONNECT the DC power cable from the transceiver when changing a fuse. √ • The internal CPU is reset....... 53 . e Replace the top cover. √ [PWR] [√] [∫] Resetting CLEARS all programmed contents in memory channels and returns programmed values in set mode to their defaults.... try to find the source of the problem.......... push [PWR] to turn power ON................... 48 w Replace the circuitry fuse as shown in the diagram at right. The IC-718 has 2 types of fuses installed for transceiver protection.. rated fuse..... FGB 20 A • Circuitry fuse .. • DC power cable fuses ...... FGB 4 A 20 A fuse CIRCUITRY FUSE REPLACEMENT The 13... q Remove the top cover as shown on p.......MAINTENANCE 10 s Fuse replacement If a fuse blows or the transceiver stops functioning. w While pushing [UP Y] and [Z DN]........ reset the CPU as follows: q Make sure transceiver power is OFF..

LSB.5 kHz/–60 dB AM More than 6 kHz/–6 dB Less than 20 kHz/–40 dB • Spurious and image rejection ratio: More than 70 dB (1. Temperature fluctuations 0°C to +50°C (+32°F to +122°F) less than ±350 Hz.350000 MHz 18.150000 MH 14.5 (d) mm (1⁄8˝) • PHONES connector • External SP connector : 2-conductor 3.8 V DC) : Receive Standby 1.8–29. RTTY More than 2.5–1.11 SPECIFICATIONS • Spurious emissions : Less than –50 dB below peak output power D General • Frequency coverage : Receive 0. CW.799999 MHz) 2 µV (1.) • ACC connector • REMOTE connector D Transmitter • Output power SSB. below 30 MHz: –50 dB.03–29.999999 MHz) • Power supply requirement • Current drain (at 13.999999 MHz *2Varies according to version : USB. : 101 (99 regular.5 (d) mm (1⁄8˝)/8 Ω • Weight (approx. CW.1 kHz/–6 dB Less than 4.0A • RIT variable range • Audio output power (at 13.000– 7. CW.990000 MHz 28.8 V DC) : ±1200 Hz : More than 2.6 µV • Selectivity : SSB.000–14.300000 MHz 10.999999 MHz) 13 µV (0. after power on. at +25°C (+77°F).5–29. power 20. to 60 min. 54 .700000 MHz *1Guaranteed range: 0.999999 MHz*2 3.800– 1. AM.8–29.999999 MHz) • Mode • Number of memory channels • Frequency stability • Squelch sensitivity (threshold): SSB. RTTY Less than 5. RTTY AM • Modulation system SSB AM : 2–100 W 2–40 W : Balanced modulation Low level modulation All stated specifications are typical and subject to change without notice or obligation.100–10.168000 MHz 21.000–29.0 W at 10% distortion with an 8 Ω load : 3-conductor 6. 2 scan edges) : Less than ±200 Hz from 1 min.16 µV (1. audio 2. 8 lb 6 oz : 13-pin : 2-conductor 3. RTTY. After that rate of stability less than ±30 Hz/hr. range : –10°C to +60°C.999999 MHz*1 Transmit 1.0 A Transmit Max.8 kg. RTTY AM : Double-conversion superheterodyne system : 0.500– 3.8–29. above 30 MHz: –60 dB • Carrier suppression • Unwanted sideband : More than 40 dB : More than 50 dB • Microphone connector : 8-pin connector (600 Ω) • Key connector : 3-conductor 6.068–18.5 (d) mm (1⁄4˝) • SEND/ALC connector : Phono (RCA) D Receiver • Receive system • Sensitivity SSB.999999 MHz*2 7.35 (d) mm (1⁄4˝) • Operatable temp.890–24.3 A Max..8 V DC ±15% (negative ground) *Spurious freq.000–21. +14°F to +140°F • Antenna connector • Dimensions : SO-239 (50 Ω) : 240(W) × 95(H) × 239(D) mm (projections not included) 97⁄16(W) × 33⁄4(H) × 913⁄32(D) in : 3.450000 MHz 24. CW. : 13. CW.

can connect to 2 transceivers. 4 audio filters. Unique “Automatic tuner on ” function is available. The amplifier/power supply unit and the remote control unit are separated. HM-36 HAND MICROPHONE SP-20 EXTERNAL SPEAKER SP-21 EXTERNAL SPEAKER Hand microphone equipped with [UP]/[DOWN] switches. AH-4 HF + 50 MHz AUTOMATIC ANTENNA TUNER AH-2b ANTENNA ELEMENT PS-85 DC POWER SUPPLY Specially designed to tune a long wire antenna for portable or mobile HF operation. Has [UP]/[DOWN] switches. • Output voltage: 13.5 m long antenna element for mobile operation with the AH-4. Same as supplied. Full break-in (QSK) operation is possible. The PTT tuner start function provides simple operation. Unidirectional. See P. • Input power rating: 120 W A 2. imput power: 5 W Designed for base station operation. electret microphone for base station operation. 12 AT-180 HF + 50 MHz AUTOMATIC ANTENNA TUNER Fully automatic antenna tuner with preset memories for each 100 kHz. Has automatic tuning and band selection capability. current drain: 20 A SM-8 DESKTOP MICROPHONE SM-20 DESKTOP MICROPHONE SM-6 DESKTOP MICROPHONE Including 2 connection cables for simultaneous connection of 2 transceivers. input power: 5 W 55 .OPTIONS IC-PW1 HF + 50 MHz 1 KW LINER AMPLIFIER Full-duty 1 kW linear amplifier including an automatic antenna tuner. • Input impedance: 8 Ω • Max. headphone jack.8 V DC • Max.5–28 MHz bands with the AH-4 Light weight switching regulator system power supply. • Frequency coverage: 3. The OPC-589 is necessary to use microphone. Includes [UP]/[DOWN] switches and a low cut function. Electret condenser-type desktop microphone. 51 for AT-180 specifications. Input impedance: 8 Ω Max.

Height can be adjusted for your convenience.8 KHz/–6dB (SSB narrow) • FL-257: 3. • Frequency stability: ±0. FL-53A. 30 m (98. electronically-generated voice. operating mode. FL-96. S-meter level and current time in a clear. • FL-52A: 500 Hz/–6dB (CW/RTTY narrow) • FL-53A: 250 Hz/–6dB (CW narrow) • FL-96: 2. 80. etc. IC-MB5 MOBILE MOUNTING BRACKET CT-17 CI-V LEVEL CONVERTER AH-710 FOLDED DIPOLE ANTENNA x.5 ppm Carrying handle. Contains a temperature-compensating oven heater and crystal unit for improved frequency stability. UT-102 VOICE SYNTHESIZER CR-338 HIGH-STABILITY CRYSTAL UNIT MB-23 CARRYING HANDLE Announces the receive frequency. OPC-599 ADAPTER CABLE 13-pin.4 ft) coaxial cable with PL-259 connector is supplied.8 KHz/–6dB (SSB wide) • FL-222: 1. convenient for portable operation.3 KHz/–6dB (SSB wide) Provides AF DSP functions such as noise reduction and auto notch. For remote receiver control using a personal computer. You can change frequencies. mode. 24 ppro . FL-222 and FL-257 455 KHz FILTERS UT-106 DSP RECEIVE UNIT Compact speaker for base station operation.12 OPTIONS SP-7 EXTERNAL SPEAKER FL-52A. ACC connector to 7-pin + 8-pin ACC connector. Has an SO-239 connector.3 ft a Transceiver mounting bracket for mobile operation. 56 . in English (or Japanese).5 m . memory channels.9–30 MHz bands. Covers from 1.

The Icom Communications Interface-V (CI-V) controls the following functions of the transceiver.17 personal computer • Data format The CI-V system can be operated using the following data formats. Data formats differ according to command numbers. A data area or sub command is added for some commands. See p.CONTROL COMMAND s Remote jack (CI-V) information • CI-V connection example The transceiver can be connected through an optional CT-17 CI-V LEVEL CONVERTER to a personal computer equipped with an RS-232C port. CONTROLLER TO IC-718 q w e r t y u mini-plug cable OK MESSAGE TO CONTROLLER Data area FD FE FE E0 5E FB FD FE FE 5E E0 Cn Sc Preamble code (fixed) Transceiver’s default address Controller’s default address Command number (see table at right) Sub command number (see table at right) Preamble code (fixed) Controller’s default address BCD code data for frequency or memory number entry Transceiver’s default address End of message code (fixed) OK code (fixed) NG code (fixed) IC-718 TO CONTROLLER q w e r t y u NG MESSAGE TO CONTROLLER Data area FD FE FE E0 5E FA FD FE FE E0 5E Cn Sc Preamble code (fixed) Controller’s default address Transceiver’s default address Transceiver’s default address Preamble code (fixed) Controller’s default address Command number (see table at right) Sub command number (see table at right) BCD code data for frequency or memory number entry End of message code (fixed) End of message code (fixed) End of message code (fixed) 57 . Up to 4 Icom CI-V transceivers or receivers can be connected to a personal computer equipped with an RS-232C port. 32 for setting the CI-V condition using set mode. IC-718 9–15 V DC ▲ ▲ 13 BC-25 (optional) ct.

13 CONTROL COMMAND • Command table Command Sub command 00 — 01 — 02 — 03 — 04 — 05 — 06 — — 00 01 07 A0 B0 — 08 — 09 — 0A — 0B — 00 01 0E D0 D3 00 0F 01 10 — 11 — 01 02 03 14 06 09 0A 0B 0C 0F 01 15 02 02 22 40 41 44 46 47 00 Description Send frequency data Send mode data Read Upper/Lower frequencies Read frequencies Read operating mode Set operating frequency Set mode Set VFO Set VFO A Set VFO B VFO A=B VFO A # B Set Memory Set Memory CH Memory write Memory $ VFO Memory clear Scan stop Prog/Memo Scan Start Resume OFF Resume ON SPLIT OFF SPLIT ON Set TS ATT AF Gain RF Gain SQL Level NR Level CW Pitch RF Power MIC Gain KEY Speed BK-IN Delay Read SQL Open/Close Read SIG (S-meter) level PRE-AMP NB NR Auto Notch COMP VOX BK-IN Read ID 16 19 58 .

Final ID adj.INTERNAL VIEW s Top view Caution: 14 Drive ID adj. (R 1707) AM Tx carrier adj. The transceiver warranty does not cover any problems caused by unauthorized internal adjustment. (R 21) The transceiver has been thoroughly tested and adjusted at the factory before being shipped. (C 16) Optional crystal (CR-338) PLL unit Optional IF filter (See p. adj. (R 1720) Tx power adj. 24) 59 . (R 24) Final amplifier (2SC2094x2) Fuse (FGB 4 A) PA unit R 25 FILTER unit s Bottom view Carrier suppression adj. (R 1730) Reference freq. (R 2303) MAIN unit IC APC adj.

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