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

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

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

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

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

Output voltage Control voltage Input impedance : 0 to 8. Squelch output. Fixed. Connects to ground. regardless of [AF] position.3 V/5 mA SQL closed : More than 6.8 V ACC 2 7 . SPECIFICATIONS Output voltage Output current : 8 V ±0.5 to 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 13.8 V 13.3 V : Less than 10 mA COLOR brown red 3 SEND Ground level Input current : –0. Output impedance : 4. (Varies with amateur band) ALC voltage input.8 V : Less than 10 mA : 10 kΩ : Approx.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 13.7 kΩ light Output level : 100 to 300 mV rms blue SQL open : Less than 0. pink 12 AF AF detector output. When grounded.0 V : –4 to 0 V : More than 10 kΩ yellow green 6 7 ALC NC blue purple Rear panel view 8 13. 100 mV rms white 10 FSKK RTTY keying input. Goes to ground when squelch opens. 1 A gray 9 TKEY Key line for the AT-180. transmits.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. Input/output pin. Output current : Max.5 V to 0. Goes to ground when transmitting.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. Band voltage output.8 V output when power is ON. Ground level Input current Input impedance Input level : –0.

2 PANEL DESCRIPTION s Microphone (HM-36) q w q UP/DOWN SWITCHES [UP]/[DN] Change the selected readout frequency or memory channel. (p. w e FUNCTION +8 V DC output Frequency up Frequency down DESCRIPTION Max. 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. • HM-36 SCHEMATIC DIAGRAM MICROPHONE 10µ + MICROPHONE CABLE MICROPHONE PLUG 2k + 4700p MIC ELEMENT 0. • Continuous pushing changes the frequency or memory channel number continuously.33µ 4700p q w i r u y t DOWN UP e PTT RECEIVE TRANSMIT 470 8 . • 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. 31) w PTT SWITCH Push and hold to transmit. • The [UP]/[DN] switch can simulate a key paddle. release to receive. Preset in the CW PADDL in initial set mode.

3 s Antenna connection For radio communications. Keep the shipping cartons. since the connection could cause an explosion or electric shock. Of course. Slide the connector body on and solder it. The base of the transceiver has an adjustable stand for desktop use. In this case. 9 . Set the stand to one of two angles depending on your operating conditions. the antenna is of critical importance. Coupling ring 10 mm (soft solder) 10 mm w Soft solder 1–2 mm e solder solder r s Grounding To prevent electrical shock. Make the distance between the [GND] terminal and ground as short as possible. such as a well-matched 50 Ω antenna. connect a heavy gauge wire or strap to a long earth-sunk copper rod. immediately report any damage to the delivering carrier or dealer. and away from TV sets. 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. cold. free from extreme heat. broadcast interference (BCI) and other problems. 2.0:1. When the SWR is higher than approx. Strip the cable as shown at left. PL-259 CONNECTOR INSTALLATION EXAMPLE q 30 mm Slide the coupling ring down. radios and other electro-magnetic sources. R WARNING: NEVER connect the [GND] terminal to a gas or electric pipe. TV antenna elements. and feedline.INSTALLATION AND CONNECTIONS s Unpacking After unpacking.5:1 or better of Voltage Standing Wave Ratio (VSWR) is recommended for your desired band. or vibrations. s Selecting a location Select a location for the transceiver that allows adequate air circulation. 1. For best results. For a description and a diagram of accessory equipment included with the IC-718. CAUTION: Protect your transceiver from lightning by using a lightning arrestor. Low SWR allows full power for transmitting even when using the antenna tuner. the transmission line should be a coaxial cable. see ‘Supplied accessories’ on p. The IC-718 has an SWR meter to monitor the antenna SWR continuously. ground the transceiver through the GROUND terminal on the rear panel. an antenna tuner is useful to match the transceiver and antenna. the transceiver’s power drops to protect the final transistor. Soft solder the center conductor. Select antenna(s). along with output power and sensitivity. 1 of this manual. Screw the coupling ring onto the connector body. Strip the cable jacket and soft solder. television interference (TVI).

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

[ALC] (p.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 . 55) [SEND]. with AH-4 (p. (p. SP-21. ACC SOCKETS (p.AMP TUNER PHONES LOCK DN UP ∫ 11 . 55) AH-2b or long wire ANTENNA (p. 14) Used for connecting a non-Icom linear amplifier. 7) EXTERNAL SPEAKER (p. ANF F-INP ENT NB PWR COMP ATT SET CH HEADPHONES • Rear panel [REMOTE] (p. 13) Connects a liner amprifier. etc. 33) MIC AF RF/SQL RIT SHIFT P. 57) Used for computer control and transceive operation. etc ∫ MIC The AFSK modulation signal can be input from [MIC].

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

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 .

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 . 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. Non-Icom linear amplifier SEND ALC The specifications for the SEND relay are 16 V DC 2 A. 28) DO NOT! connect AT-180 and AH-4 at the same time.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. s External antenna tuners CONNECTING THE AH-4 (p. Turn the IC-718’s power OFF when connecting the AT-180. a large external relay must be used. 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. and the transceiver does not accept positive voltage. If this level is exceeded. otherwise. Nonmatched ALC and RF power settings could cause a fire or ruin the linear amplifier. the CPU may malfunction and the AT-180 may not function properly.

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

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

20). e Push the numeral keys to enter the frequency digits below 1 MHz.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. • If a key is mistakenly pushed. [EXAMPLE] •Start F-INP ENT •To set to 21. this step can be skipped. you can set the transceiver to the general coverage frequency. D Direct frequency entry with keypad The transceiver has a keypad for direct frequency entry as described below. (p. q Push [∫ UP] or [√ DN] one or more times to select the general coverage receiver band. push [SET] (or any key except keypad) and start again from the beginning. r Push [F-INP/ENT] to set the input frequency.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 14.850 MHz NR SCN 8 M=CL 5 F-INP ENT 17 . a band edge beep may be emitted (depends on initial set mode programming). • When pushing [F-INP/ENT] after entering the MHz digits. • If a key is mistakenly pushed. q Push [F-INP/ENT]. • When entering the same MHz digits as the displayed frequency. zeros are automatically entered for the kHz digits. push [SET] (or any key except keypad) and start again from the beginning. w Select the desired operating mode with the mode switch. then push the numeral keys on the keypad to enter the MHz digits for the desired frequency. w Push [•] on the keypad.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. When the displayed frequency exits the transmit frequency range (ham band). • For general coverage receiver use The IC-718 has a general coverage receiver band.195 to 14. e Rotate the tuning dial to set the desired frequency Note: Even if you select the ham band.

18 . 1.9 MHz 3. • Pushing [∫ UP]/[√ DN] continuously scrolls through the available bands. r Push [TS] to exit the tuning step set mode.55000 MHz 7. 9. 100 kHz q Push [TS].5 MHz and 7 MHz band. BAND 1.91000 MHz 3.50000 MHz 29. This is convenient for contest operation. etc. These tuning steps are: • Selectable from 0. 10 KHz tuning steps is selected. t Rotate the tuning dial to change the frequency according to the set tuning step.12000 MHz 14.4 FREQUENCY SETTING D Band stacking resister The band stacking register automatically stores the last frequency and mode used for each band.05000 MHz 10.5 MHz 7 MHz 10 MHz 14 MHz General BAND 1.10000 MHz 21. √ DN Push [∫ UP]/[√ DN] to select the desired band.1.95000 MHz 28. “". • Rotating the tuning dial changes the frequency according to the set tuning step. The tables below shows the band stacking register default settings for each band. General (new) UP ∫ Note: For example. e Rotate the tuning dial to set the desired tuning step. 10. then the General coverage band automatically positions itself between 3.10000 MHz BAND CW LSB LSB CW USB USB BAND 18 MHz 21 MHz 24 MHz 28 MHz 29 MHz BAND 18.” then appears above the 1 kHz. Programmable tuning step indicator w Push [TS] for 2 sec.10000 MHz 15.20000 MHz 24. the programmable tuning step indicator. while the programmable tuning step indicator appears to enter the tuning step set mode. if 6. 5. General (old) D Programmable tuning steps Programmable tuning steps are available to suit your operating requirements.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-718.10000 MHz is resistered as the General coverage frequency.

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

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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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The auto notch functions in SSB mode only. ï ANF (Automatic Notch Filter) function When an optional UT-106 is installed (DSP appears in the function display). • [NR] indicator appears. • 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.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). q Select SSB mode. The noise reduction function reduces noise components and picks out desired signals which are buried in noise.. 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. q Push [NR] to turn the noise reduction ON. tuning signals. w Push [NR] for 1 sec. r Push [NR] to exit the setting condition. an auto notch function can be used. to enter the noise reduction level setting condition. etc. The function automatically attenuates more than 3 beat tones. • [ANF] indicator appears. 23 . • [ANF] indicator disappears. The noise reduction function is available in all modes. • [NR] indicator disappears. Set the [NR] level for maximum clarity. even if they are moving. noise reduction function can be used. t Push [NR] again to turn the noise reduction OFF. e Rotate the tuning dial to adjust the noise reduction level. The received AF signals are converted to digital signals and then the desired signals are separated from the noise. w Push [ANF] to turn the auto notch function ON.

4 K 6 K* 2.4 K FL-222 6 K* FL-257 6 K* 3.4 K FL-96 6 K* 2.4 K 1.4 K 500* 6K 2.4 K 1. SSB/CW/RTTY.8 K 2.8 K 6 K* 6 K* 3.4 K 6 K* 2.4 K 250 6 K* 2.4 kHz)* FL-257 (3.3 K 2. • ã appears when the narrow IF filter is selected.3 kHz)** FL-96 (2.3 K* 6 K* 2.4 K 6K 2.4 K FL-52A 6 K* 2.4 K 250* 6K 2.8 K 2.3 K 2. (see right) 24 . Normal.8 K* 6K 2.4 K 1.4 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 1.8 KHz/-6dB 1. w Push [FIL] one or more times to select the desired filter combination. Normal ** OPTION *** AM.4 K 2.8 K* 6K 2.8 K 6 K* 3.4 K 250 6 K* 2.3 K 2. q Select the desired mode with the mode switches.4 K 500* 6 K* 2.4 K 3. • Filter construction 2nd IF signal CFWS450HT (6 kHz)*** Through FL-65 (2.4 K 500 FL-53A 6 K* 2. • ã or ç does not appear while in normal IF filter mode. An optional filter is not selected by default. Narrow. The filter selection is automatically memorized in each mode.8 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 6 K* 2.8 kHz)** FL-52A (500 Hz)** FL-53A (250 Hz)** 2nd IF signal/DET * AM. set the optional filter in initial set mode. SSB/CW/RTTY. • ç appears when the wide IF filter is selected.4 K 250* 6 K* 2.8 KHz/-6dB 3.4 K ( Hz ) Note: *This selection can be used when the expanded filter selection function is turned on in the initial set mode.4 K 500 6 K* 2.4 K 2.5 RECEIVE AND TRANSMIT s Filter selection The filter selection switches the IF passband width as shown in the table at right. • Optional filter variations Name FL-52A FL-53A FL-96 FL-222 FL-257 Band width 500 Hz/-6dB 250 Hz/-6dB 2.8 kHz)** FL-222 (1.8 K 6 K* 2.

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

r When speaking into the microphone adjust the mic gain so that the ALC meter does not peak past the ALC zone. 1–99 and H) but is continuously selectable. e Rotate the main dial to select the desired output. reduce the microphone gain (see above). to enter the quick set mode. In such cases. to select quick set mode. the ALC limits the RF power.5 RECEIVE AND TRANSMIT s Function for transmit ï Output power and microphone gain • Setting output power q Push [SET] for 1 sec. w Push [SET] for 1 sec. • Push [SET] one or more times to select the PO. ALC SWR 26 . Po Indicates the ALC level. q Select SSB or another phone mode. 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. Indicates the SWR over the transmission line. ALC and SWR meter mode. e Push [∫ UP]/[√ DN] one or more times to select “MIC GAIN”. Microphone gain is set to 50. Maximum output power is selected. 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. • Output power is displayed in 101 steps (L. When the meter movement shows the input signal level exceeds the allowable level. t Push [SET] to exit quick set mode. w Push [∫ UP]/[√ DN] one or more times to select “RF Power”.

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

See p. “ ” goes out. to turn power OFF. In such cases. e Push [UP Y] or [Z DN] one or more times to select [TUNER]. • MANUAL TUNING During SSB operation on HF bands at low voice levels. when you change the frequency range. Therefore. automatic tuning in the HF bands activates only when exceeding SWR 3:1.5 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. Push [TUNER] to cancel unexpected tramsmission. check the following: • the antenna connection and feedline • the antenna SWR (p. This will be damage both the transceiver and the antenna tuner. If the tuner cannot reduce the SWR to less than 1. Therefore. 28 Y . and “ ” blinks. re-select the tuner type correctly.46) q Push [PWR] for 1 sec. to start manual tuning. 51 for selection. Y [TUNER] Tuning indicator. of tuning. CAUTION: NEVER transmit with the tuner ON when no antenna is connected.5:1 after 20 sec. CONVENIENT • Tuner sensitive condition If you require critical tuning at any time during transmission. then. r Rotate the main dial to select “18”.5:1. Once the tuner matches an antenna. otherwise the transceiver trans- Push and hold 1 sec. Push and hold [TUNER] for 1 sec. select the tuner sensitive condition. the previous mode is selected. • Automatic tuner start If you want to turn OFF the tuner under conditions of VSWR 1. u Push [PWR] to turn power ON again. a side tone is emitted. to turn power OFF. “ ” goes out. Both turners will not be function correctly. See p. The antenna is tuned automatically during transmission when the antenna SWR is higher than 1. manual tuning is helpful. Then. 46 for turning the function ON and OFF. use “automatic tuner on” and turn the tuner OFF. the variable capacitors are automatically preset to the memorized point. the tuner can be used at poor SWR’s. In this case. When selecting this condition. • Through inhibit The AT-180 has a through inhibit condition. • When the tuner is OFF. w While pushing and holding [SET]. the AT-180 may not be tuned correctly. • AT-180 AUTOMATIC ANTENNA TUNER is selected. Although termed “through inhibit. to start manual tuning. • CW mode is selected. the variable capacitor angles are memorized as a preset point for each frequency range (100 kHz steps). push [PWR] to turn power ON. Y Y TUNER OPERATION [TUNER] • Tuner type setting (p. 26.” the tuner will be “through” if the SWR is higher than 3:1 after tuning.5:1 or less. • AUTO TUNE: Push [TUNER] to turn the tuner ON. y Push [PWR] for 1 sec. In this case. DO NOT! connect the AT-180 and AH-4 at the same time. NOTE: NEVER select “4” (AH-4 AUTOMATIC ANTENNA TUNER). meter function) mits automatically when turning the power ON. manual tuning is necessary each time you change the frequency.

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

w Push [SET] one or more times to select the SWR meter. q Select VFO B and set the frequency to 7. To exchange the transmit and receive frequencies. rotate the main dial. rotate the main dial during transmit mode.025 MHz.5 RECEIVE AND TRANSMIT s Split frequency operation Split frequency operation allows you to transmit and receive on two different frequencies.025 MHz/ CW.5 well matched antenna ≥ 1. • Split operation is now set for receive 7.5 check antenna or cable connection. • Key down or push [PTT] to transmit. w Push [A/B] to select VFO A and set the frequency to 7.057 MHz/CW and transmit 7. then read the actual SWR from the meter: ≤ 1. The best match is in this range. e Push [MODE] one or more times to select CW or RTTY operation. Split frequency operation uses two frequencies. push [A/B]. CW mode in VFO B (for transmit). CW mode in VFO A (for receive) and 7. etc. to change the transmit frequency. ï Measuring SWR q Confirm that the output power is over 30 W. 30 . • To change the receive frequency. one in VFO A and the other in VFO B. Following is an example of setting 7.057 MHz.057 MHz/CW.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. e Push [SPL] to turn the split frequency operation ON.

(See p. 33) Paddle : reverse [ACC] 13 9 10 11 5 6 7 8 1 2 3 4 Straight key : off See p. 32 for connection details: Paddle operation from front panel MIC connector. then rotate the main dial to set the desired delay time. 12 (See p. ▲ ▲ : UP/DN key CW mode and semi break-in operation is selected. [MICROPHONE] Microphone ï CW operation q Connect a paddle or straight key as above. 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. to enter quick set mode. eSet CW break-in operation as semi break-in. Delay time of 6 dots is selected in quick set mode for semi break-in operation. • Push [∫ UP]/[√ DN] one or more times until “BK–IN” appears. w Select CW (or CW-REV) mode with [MODE]. 42) • Push [SET] for 1 sec. 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. (See p. push [∫ UP]/[√ DN] one or more times until “BK–DELAY” appears. to enter quick set mode. 31 . or use the RTTY SEND terminal for all bands.RECEIVE AND TRANSMIT 5 s Function for CW ï Connection for CW Initial set mode setting (p. full break-in or OFF. 43) • Push [SET] for 1 sec.

• Key weight can be select from 6 to 60. then rotate the main dial to select the paddle type. • This function is available from the front panel mic connector only. e Push [∫ UP]/[√ DN] one or more times until “CW PADDL” appears. w Push [MODE] for 1 sec. w Push [∫ UP]/[√ DN] one or more times until “CW PITCH” appears. to toggle between CW and CW-R modes. 1/3 octave BFO 1/2 octave BFO Push for 1 sec. push [POWER] to enter initial set mode.9 kΩ ±5% t Push [∫ UP]/[√ DN] one or more times until “KEY SPD” appears. r Push [∫ UP]/[√ DN] one or more times until “KEY RAT” appears. This shows the default setting for the CW pitch control (600 Hz).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. Use this mode when interference signals are near the desired signal and you want to change the interference tone. Both keying speed and weight (the ratio of dot : space : dash) can be set in quick set mode. q Push [MODE] one or more times to select CW mode.5. then rotate the main dial to select the desired weight. Paddle operation front panel MIC connector 3.”or “oF” in CW PADDL in initial set mode. • 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.8 to 4. DOT CW paddle DASH MIC U/D e 2. the up/down switches on the microphone can be use as a paddle. • Connect straight key to “DOT” side.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. • Key weight can be select from 2. • When using up/down switches as a paddle. 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. • Setting the electronic keyer q Push [MODE] one or more times to select CW mode. then rotate the main dial to select the desired weight. then rotate the main dial to set the desired pitch.”“r. 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. q Push [SET] for 1 sec. w While pushing and holding [SET]. to enter quick set mode. squeeze keying function is not available. 32 . • Be sure to select item “n.

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. SQL*1 AF out AF in SEND GND *1Connect SQL line when required. 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. 33 . 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.

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

TRANSFER TO VFO Yes OVERWRITING Yes CAPABILITY One frequency and one mode in each memory channel.MEMORY OPERATION s Memory channels The transceiver has 101 memory channels. etc. 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. • Push and hold [UP Y] or [Z DN] for continuous selection. push [V/M] again. • “MEMO” blinks. in memory mode. One frequency and one mode in each memory channel as scan edges for programmed scan. D Using the keypad q Push [V/M] to select memory mode. t To return to VFO mode. w Push [CH] to enter memory CH select mode. e Push [F-INP/ENT]. 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. then push the desired memory channel number using the keypad. • “MEMO” appears. 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 . The memory mode is very useful for quickly changing to oftenused frequencies. e Push [UP Y] or [Z DN] several times to select the desired memory channel. r Push [CH] to exit memory CH select mode. • “MEMO” blinks. • “MEMO” appears. CLEAR Yes P1. t Push [CH] to exit memory CH select mode. w Push [CH] to enter memory CH select mode. r Push [F-INP/ENT] to select the desired memory channel.

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

• Transferred frequency and operating mode appear on the frequency readout.320 MHz/USB (VFO) Contents of M-ch 12 : 14. TRANSFERRING EXAMPLE IN VFO MODE Operating frequency : 21. q Select VFO mode with [V/M]. • “BLANK” appears if the selected memory channel is a blank channel. Frequency transferring can be performed in either VFO mode or memory mode. then select the memory channel to be transferred with [UP Y] or [Z DN]. to transfer the frequency and operating mode. w Push [CH]. √ DN or UP ∫ M V ≈ 6 Push for 1 sec.180 MHz/CW D Transferring in VFO mode This is useful for transferring programmed contents to VFO.MEMORY OPERATION 6 s Frequency transferring The frequency and operating mode in a memory channel can be transferred to the VFO. CH e Push [M≈V] for 1 sec. Beep Beep Beep CH 37 . r Push [CH] to exit memory channel select mode.

then select the memory channel to be transferred with [UP Y] or [Z DN] in memory mode. e Push [M-CL] for 1 sec. to clear the contents. and they remain in the memory channel. s Memory clearing Any unnecessary memory channels can be cleared. set the frequency or operating mode if required. MV √ 6 Push for 1 sec. V/M 1 VFO A is displayed. push [V/M] momentarily. • Programmed frequency and mode in the memory channel are not transferred. • The programmed frequency and operating mode disappear. e To return to VFO mode. q Select memory mode with [V/M]. • “BLANK” appears. w Push [CH]. M-CL 5 Push for 1 sec. • Displayed frequency and operating mode are transferred to the VFO. then select the memory channel to be cleared with [UP Y] or [Z DN]. Beep Beep Beep w Push [M≈V] for 1 sec. Beep Beep Beep r To clear other memory channels. q Push [CH].020 MHz/CW (M-ch 16) Contents of M-ch 16 : 14. to transfer the frequency and operating mode. The cleared memory channels become blank channels.018 MHz/CW Rotate dial. V/M 1 M-ch 16 is displayed. 38 . • And. TRANSFERRING EXAMPLE IN MEMORY MODE Operating frequency : 14.6 MEMORY OPERATION D Transferring in memory mode This is useful for transferring frequency and operating mode while operating in memory mode. When you have changed the frequency or operating mode in the selected memory channel: • Displayed frequency and mode are transferred. repeat steps w and e.

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

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

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

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

The default is 7. There are 3 selectable values: 1275. The ratio can be selected from 2. The default is 2125 Hz. The delay time is selectable from 2. The key speed can be selected from 6 to 60* wpm.5. 59 can not be selected. 425 and 850.0 to 13 (dots). The default is HI (High). • Dimmer This item selects LCD back light brightness. 50. The default is 170 Hz.8 to 4. 57. * 40. 47. Low and High. 56. 200. 52.SET MODE 8 • BK-IN delay This item adjusts break-in delay time for CW semi break-in operation. • RTTY shift This item adjusts RTTY shift.0). The default is 20 wpm. • RTTY mark tone This item selects RTTY tone. • Key speed This item adjusts the CW key speed. 43 . 54. There are 4 selectable values: 170. 1615 and 2125 Hz. 44. • Key ratio This item sets the CW key ratio (or weight). The default is 30 (3. There are 3 selectable values: Off.

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

after stopping on a signal (or 2 sec. The default is HI (High). • 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. 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. the noise blanker function is available on AM mode. For the priority watch. The default is on. High or Low can be selected. after a signal disappears). • Scan speed This item sets the rate at which channels or frequencies are scanned during scan operations. setting to OFF pauses the watch until the signal disappears and scan resumes. ON: scan resumes 10 sec. • Key type This item adjusts the CW paddle type. The default is on. The default is n (normal). The default is on. • AM Noise blanker When this item is set to 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). OFF: scan soes not resume after stopping on a signal. Four selections are available. The tuning dial normally changes the frequency 2. • Scan resume This item sets the scan resume function ON or OFF.5 KHz/revolution in 10 Hz tuning step.SET MODE 8 • Meter peak hold This item selects meter peak hold function on or off. • Auto TS This item sets auto tuning speed. 45 .

46 . you can select between English and Japanese as the language. The default is oF (OFF). • Speech S-meter level When an optional UT-102 is installed.Three selections are available. tuning can be started automatically at the moment the PTT is pushed. • CI-V baud rate This item sets the data transfer rate. automatic tune starts even when the tuner is turned OFF. When “off” is selected. • Auto tune The optional AT-180 ANTENNA TUNER has an automatic start capability which starts tuning if the SWR is higher than 1. you can select faster or slower synthesizer output. The default is HI (High). the tuner remains OFF even when the SWR is poor (1. • 4 : The optional AH-4 antenna tuner is connected. • 18 : The optional AT-180 antenna tuner is connected The default is no.5—3. When “on” is selected. • PTT tune When an optional AH-4 or AT-180 AUTOMATIC ANTENNA TUNER is connected. or both the frequency/mode and S-meter level (ON). • Speech speed When an optional UT-102 VOICE SYNTHESIZER UNIT is installed. The default is En (English). • no : No optional tuner connected. • Speech language When an optional UT-102 VOICE SYNTHESIZER UNIT is installed. The default is on.5—3). When “Auto” is selected. The default is oF (OFF). The default is At (Auto). the baud rate is automatically set according to the connected controller or remote controller. the synthesizer can be set to read the frequency/mode only (OFF).8 SET MODE • Tuner type This item selects optional antenna tuner type.

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

there is danger of electric shock and/or equipment damage. w Remove the 5 screws from the bottom of the transceiver. 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. q Remove the 5 screws from the top of the transceiver and 4 screws from the sides. then remove the bottom cover. on a wall. etc. etc.80kg. then lift up the top cover. CAUTION: DISCONNECT the DC power cable from the IC-718 before performing any work on the transceiver. Select an area to mount the receiver keeping in mind that the weight of the transceiver is approx. Attach the MB-23 CARRYING HANDLE with the supplied rubber feet as shown. 3. D Carrying handle An optional handle allows you to easily carry and transport the transceiver. Otherwise.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. 48 . in a vehicle.

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

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

For SSB mode.5:1 : Less than 1.8 V output when power is ON (1 A max). ➁ Set the tuner switches to the desired positions according to the table below. This setting is called “through inhibit. In this case.9 – 54 MHz : 50 Ω : 120 W :8W : 16. Goes to ground when transmitting (20 mA max). : 13. the same condition is as the “D” position below. No connection. Therefore.8 V DC/1 A (supplied from the transceiver’s ACC socket) : 167(W) × 58./ NAME ➀8 V ➁ GND ➂ SEND ➃ BAND ➄ ALC ➅ NC ➆ 13.0 dB (after tuning) • Connector information for ACC(2) socket 2 5 3 7 4 1 6 ACC 2 PIN NO.8V DESCRIPTION Regulated 8 V output. • 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). the tuner activates only when tuning is necessary. Select a suitable condition according to your antenna system.6(H) × 225(D) 69⁄16(W) × 25⁄17(H) × 87⁄8(D) • Weight : 2. (Varies with amateur band. Input/output pin. Band voltage output. THROUGH INHIBIT The tuner tunes the antenna even when the antenna has poor SWR (up to VSWR 3:1 after tuning). 5 lb 4 oz • Supplied accessories : coaxial cable (1 m).) Connects to ground. S2 D NORMAL CONDITION The tuner tunes when the SWR is higher (default) than 1.7–150 Ω (HF band) 20 –125 Ω (50 MHz band) : Less than SWR 1. Therefore. 0 to 8. ➀ Remove the top cover of the AT-180. When grounded. SW Position Operation The tuner operating condition is set by S2 (default) described below.5:1. (10 mA max.INSTALLATION AND CONNECTIONS 9 s AT-180 internal switch description The optional AT-180 has 3 operating conditions for HF band operation.” however. 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. • 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) : 1.0 V). ALC output voltage (–4 to 0 V).4 kg. the tuner is set to “through” if the VSWR is higher than 3:1 after tuning. the lowest SWR is obtained at any given time. transmits. 13. ACC cable (DIN 13 pins) 51 .

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

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

8 V DC) : ±1200 Hz : More than 2. LSB.35 (d) mm (1⁄4˝) • Operatable temp.5 (d) mm (1⁄8˝)/8 Ω • Weight (approx. 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 6.700000 MHz *1Guaranteed range: 0. Temperature fluctuations 0°C to +50°C (+32°F to +122°F) less than ±350 Hz.000–29.5 (d) mm (1⁄8˝) • PHONES connector • External SP connector : 2-conductor 3.999999 MHz) • Power supply requirement • Current drain (at 13.6 µV • Selectivity : SSB. CW. RTTY Less than 5.5 (d) mm (1⁄4˝) • SEND/ALC connector : Phono (RCA) D Receiver • Receive system • Sensitivity SSB.0A • RIT variable range • Audio output power (at 13.5–29.068–18. : 13.000–21.8 kg.799999 MHz) 2 µV (1.999999 MHz) 13 µV (0.999999 MHz*2 3.5 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 (1.999999 MHz *2Varies according to version : USB.8–29. AM.11 SPECIFICATIONS • Spurious emissions : Less than –50 dB below peak output power D General • Frequency coverage : Receive 0.000– 7.000–14.500– 3. range : –10°C to +60°C. RTTY More than 2. to 60 min.0 A Transmit Max.168000 MHz 21. at +25°C (+77°F). CW.990000 MHz 28.300000 MHz 10. audio 2.8 V DC) : Receive Standby 1.0 W at 10% distortion with an 8 Ω load : 3-conductor 6. +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. 2 scan edges) : Less than ±200 Hz from 1 min.890–24. 8 lb 6 oz : 13-pin : 2-conductor 3. 54 .16 µV (1.5–1.8–29.999999 MHz*1 Transmit 1.) • ACC connector • REMOTE connector D Transmitter • Output power SSB.999999 MHz) • Mode • Number of memory channels • Frequency stability • Squelch sensitivity (threshold): SSB. power 20. 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.8 V DC ±15% (negative ground) *Spurious freq. RTTY AM : Double-conversion superheterodyne system : 0.3 A Max. CW.999999 MHz*2 7. CW.150000 MH 14. : 101 (99 regular. below 30 MHz: –50 dB.100–10. after power on. After that rate of stability less than ±30 Hz/hr.800– 1.350000 MHz 18.450000 MHz 24. RTTY.03–29.1 kHz/–6 dB Less than 4.8–29.. CW.

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.5 m long antenna element for mobile operation with the AH-4. imput power: 5 W Designed for base station operation. See P. Full break-in (QSK) operation is possible. electret microphone for base station operation. input power: 5 W 55 . • Frequency coverage: 3. 51 for AT-180 specifications. Electret condenser-type desktop microphone. Includes [UP]/[DOWN] switches and a low cut function. 4 audio filters. Same as supplied.8 V DC • Max. HM-36 HAND MICROPHONE SP-20 EXTERNAL SPEAKER SP-21 EXTERNAL SPEAKER Hand microphone equipped with [UP]/[DOWN] switches. The PTT tuner start function provides simple operation. can connect to 2 transceivers. The amplifier/power supply unit and the remote control unit are separated. Input impedance: 8 Ω Max. Unidirectional. Unique “Automatic tuner on ” function is available. 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.5–28 MHz bands with the AH-4 Light weight switching regulator system power supply. Has [UP]/[DOWN] switches. • Input power rating: 120 W A 2.OPTIONS IC-PW1 HF + 50 MHz 1 KW LINER AMPLIFIER Full-duty 1 kW linear amplifier including an automatic antenna tuner. 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. headphone jack. • Input impedance: 8 Ω • Max. The OPC-589 is necessary to use microphone. • Output voltage: 13.

80. in English (or Japanese). You can change frequencies. convenient for portable operation. ACC connector to 7-pin + 8-pin ACC connector. 56 . etc. IC-MB5 MOBILE MOUNTING BRACKET CT-17 CI-V LEVEL CONVERTER AH-710 FOLDED DIPOLE ANTENNA x. Contains a temperature-compensating oven heater and crystal unit for improved frequency stability. • FL-52A: 500 Hz/–6dB (CW/RTTY narrow) • FL-53A: 250 Hz/–6dB (CW narrow) • FL-96: 2. mode.5 ppm Carrying handle. Covers from 1. FL-53A. For remote receiver control using a personal computer.12 OPTIONS SP-7 EXTERNAL SPEAKER FL-52A.3 KHz/–6dB (SSB wide) Provides AF DSP functions such as noise reduction and auto notch. S-meter level and current time in a clear. memory channels. • Frequency stability: ±0.3 ft a Transceiver mounting bracket for mobile operation.9–30 MHz bands.8 KHz/–6dB (SSB narrow) • FL-257: 3. electronically-generated voice. Height can be adjusted for your convenience. FL-222 and FL-257 455 KHz FILTERS UT-106 DSP RECEIVE UNIT Compact speaker for base station operation.4 ft) coaxial cable with PL-259 connector is supplied. 30 m (98. operating mode. Has an SO-239 connector. OPC-599 ADAPTER CABLE 13-pin. UT-102 VOICE SYNTHESIZER CR-338 HIGH-STABILITY CRYSTAL UNIT MB-23 CARRYING HANDLE Announces the receive frequency. FL-96.5 m .8 KHz/–6dB (SSB wide) • FL-222: 1. 24 ppro .

IC-718 9–15 V DC ▲ ▲ 13 BC-25 (optional) ct. Up to 4 Icom CI-V transceivers or receivers can be connected to a personal computer equipped with an RS-232C port. The Icom Communications Interface-V (CI-V) controls the following functions of the transceiver. 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 .17 personal computer • Data format The CI-V system can be operated using the following data formats.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. A data area or sub command is added for some commands. 32 for setting the CI-V condition using set mode. Data formats differ according to command numbers. See p.

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 .

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

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