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  • ACCESSORIES
  • IAccessory attachment
  • IBattery pack replacement
  • IBattery caution
  • ICharging NOTE
  • IBattery case (optional for some versions)
  • IPower ON
  • ISetting audio/squelch level
  • IReceive and transmit
  • IKey lock function
  • IDisplay type
  • IGeneral
  • IOffset frequency
  • IAuto repeater function (USAversion only)
  • ISelecting a memory channel
  • ISelecting the call channel
  • IProgramming the memory/call channels
  • IChannel name programming
  • IMemory transferring
  • 7DTMF MEMORY
  • IProgramming a DTMF code
  • ITransmitting a DTMF code
  • 8SCAN OPERATION
  • IScan types
  • IProgrammed scan
  • IMemory scan
  • ISkip channels
  • IPriority watch
  • IScan resume condition
  • ITone squelch
  • IPocket beep operation
  • ITone scan
  • IPager function
  • ICode programming
  • IPager operation
  • ICode squelch
  • ISETMODE
  • 11OTHER FUNCTIONS
  • IINITIALSETMODE
  • ICPU reset
  • CLONING
  • 13OPTIONALUNIT
  • IOptional UT-108 installation
  • IOptional MB-87 installation
  • SPECIFICATIONS
  • 15OPTIONS

INSTRUCTION MANUAL

VHF TRANSCEIVER

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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.

FOREWORD
Thank you for purchasing the IC-V8 FM transceiver. This transceiver is designed for those who require quality, performance and outstanding reliability under the most demanding conditions.

D FEATURES ❍ 5.5 W of ample output power ❍ MIL-STD810 grade durability ❍ CTCSS and DTCS encoder/decoder standard ❍ Optional DTMF decoder

IMPORTANT
READ ALL INSTRUCTIONS carefully and completely before using the transceiver. SAVE THIS INSTRUCTION MANUAL— This instruction manual contains important operating instructions for the transceiver.

Icom, Icom Inc. and the are registered trademarks of Icom Incorporated (Japan) in the United States, the United Kingdom, Germany, France, Spain, Russia and/or other countries. i

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

PRECAUTIONS
RWARNING! NEVER hold the transceiver so that the
antenna is very close to, or touching exposed parts of the body, especially the face or eyes, while transmitting. The transceiver will perform best if the microphone is 5 to 10 cm (2 to 4 inches) away from the lips and the transceiver is vertical.

RWARNING! NEVER operate the transceiver with a
headset or other audio accessories at high volume levels. Hearing experts advise against continuous high volume operation. If you experience a ringing in your ears, reduce the volume or discontinue use.

NEVER connect the transceiver to a power source that is DC
fused at more than 5 A. Accidental reverse connection will be protected by this fuse, but higher fuse values will not give any protection against such accidents and the transceiver will be ruined.
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PRECAUTIONS— continued
NEVER attempt to charge alkaline or dry cell batteries. Be aware that external DC power connections will charge batteries inside the battery case. This will damage not only the battery case but also the transceiver. DO NOT push the PTT when not actually desiring to transmit. Place the unit in a secure place to avoid inadvertent use by children.

DO NOT operate the transceiver near unshielded electrical
blasting caps or in an explosive atmosphere.

AVOID using or placing the transceiver in direct sunlight or in
areas with temperatures below –10°C (+14˚F) or above +60°C (+140˚F). The use of non-Icom battery packs/chargers may impair transceiver performance and invalidate the warranty. Even when the transceiver power is OFF, a slight current still flows in the circuits. Remove the battery pack or case from the transceiver when not using it for a long time. Otherwise, the battery pack or installed Ni-Cd batteries will become exhausted. For USA only: Caution: Changes or modifications to this transceiver, not expressly approved by Icom Inc., could void your authority to operate this transceiver under FCC regulations.
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iv .SUPPLIED ACCESSORIES Accessories included with the transceiver: q w t e y r q Antenna …………………………………………………… 1 w Belt clip …………………………………………………… 1 e 2251 OPT sheet ………………………………………… 1 r AC Adapter* ……………………………………………… 1 t Battery pack*/Battery case* …………………………… 1 y Battery charging stand* ………………………………… 1 *Not supplied with some versions.

• DO NOT transmit for more than 50% of total radio use time (“50% duty cycle”). The radio is transmitting when the “TX indicator” is lit. always adhere to the following guidelines: • DO NOT operate the radio without a proper antenna attached. belt clips. as this may damage the radio and may also cause you to exceed FCC RF exposure limits. • ALWAYS use Icom authorized accessories (antennas. batteries. speaker/mics. A proper antenna is the antenna supplied with this radio by the manufacturer or an antenna specifically authorized by the manufacturer for use with this radio.). v . etc.SAFETY TRAINING INFORMATION CAUTION To ensure that your exposure to RF electromagnetic energy is within the FCC allowable limits. Transmitting more than 50% of the time can cause FCC RF exposure compliance requirements to be exceeded. You can cause the radio to transmit by pressing the “PTT” switch. Use of unauthorized accessories can cause the FCC RF exposure compliance requirements to be exceeded.

To avoid such interference. and what to do to assure that this radio operates within the FCC RF exposure limits of this radio.5 cm (1 inch) away from the body when transmitting. and slightly off to one side. etc. hold the antenna at least 5 cm (2 inches) from your mouth. Electromagnetic Interference/Compatibility. aircraft. and blasting sites. your Icom radio generates RF energy that can possibly cause interference with other devices or systems. To provide the recipients of your transmission the best sound quality. During transmissions. The information listed above provides the user with the information needed to make him or her aware of RF exposure.• ALWAYS keep the antenna at least 2. turn off the radio in areas where signs are posted to do so. and only use the Icom belt-clips which are listed in this manual when attaching the radio to your belt. DO NOT operate the transmitter in areas that are sensitive to electromagnetic radiation such as hospitals. vi .

keys and connectors …………………………… 2–6 I Function display ……………………………………………………… 7–8 3 BATTERY PACKS ……………………………………………………… 9–15 I Battery pack replacement ……………………………………………… 9 I Battery caution ………………………………………………………… 10 I Battery charging …………………………………………………… 11–13 I Charging NOTE ………………………………………………………… 14 I Battery case (optional for some versions) …………………………… 15 4 BASIC OPERATION ………………………………………………… 16–20 I Power ON ……………………………………………………………… 16 I Setting a frequency ………………………………………………… 16–18 I Setting audio/squelch level …………………………………………… 18 I Receive and transmit …………………………………………………… 19 I Key lock function ……………………………………………………… 19 I Display type……………………………………………………………… 20 5 REPEATER OPERATION …………………………………………… 21–24 I General ………………………………………………………………… 21 I Offset frequency ………………………………………………………… 22 I Subaudible tones …………………………………………………… 22–23 I Auto repeater function (USA versions only) ………………………… 24 vii . controls.TABLE OF CONTENTS FOREWORD …………………………………………………………………… i IMPORTANT …………………………………………………………………… i EXPLICIT DEFINITIONS ……………………………………………………… ii PRECAUTIONS……………………………………………………………… ii–iii SUPPLIED ACCESSORIES ………………………………………………… iv SAFETY TRAINING INFORMATION ………………………………………v–vi TABLE OF CONTENTS ………………………………………………… vii–viii QUICK REFERENCE ……………………………………………………… I–VII I Preparation …………………………………………………………… I–III I Your first contact……………………………………………………… IV–V I Repeater operation ……………………………………………………… VI I Programming memory channels ……………………………………… VII 1 ACCESSORIES …………………………………………………………… 1 I Accessory attachment …………………………………………………… 1 2 PANEL DESCRIPTION ………………………………………………… 2–8 I Switches.

6 MEMORY/CALL OPERATION ……………………………………… 25–29 I General ………………………………………………………………… 25 I Selecting a memory channel ………………………………………… 25 I Selecting the call channel ……………………………………………… 25 I Programming the memory/call channels …………………………… 26 I Channel name programming ………………………………………… 27 I Memory transferring ……………………………………………… 28–29 7 DTMF MEMORY ……………………………………………………… 30–31 I Programming a DTMF code …………………………………………… 30 I Transmitting a DTMF code …………………………………………… 31 I DTMF transmission speed …………………………………………… 31 8 SCAN OPERATION ………………………………………………… 32–36 I Scan types ……………………………………………………………… 32 I Programmed scan ……………………………………………………… 33 I Memory scan ……………………………………………………………34 I Skip channels …………………………………………………………… 34 I Priority watch …………………………………………………………… 35 I Scan resume condition ………………………………………………… 36 9 SUBAUDIBLE TONES ……………………………………………… 37–40 I Tone squelch ……………………………………………………… 37–38 I Pocket beep operation ………………………………………………… 39 I Tone scan ……………………………………………………………… 40 10 PAGER/CODE SQUELCH…………………………………………… 41–47 I Pager function…………………………………………………………… 41 I Code programming ………………………………………………… 42–44 I Pager operation …………………………………………………… 45–46 I Code squelch …………………………………………………………… 47 11 OTHER FUNCTIONS ………………………………………………… 48–56 I SET MODE …………………………………………………………… 48–50 I INITIAL SET MODE …………………………………………………… 51–55 I CPU reset ……………………………………………………………… 56 12 CLONING ………………………………………………………………… 57 13 OPTIONAL UNIT ……………………………………………………… 58–60 I Optional UT-108 installation …………………………………………… 58 I Optional MB-87 installation ……………………………………… 59–60 14 SPECIFICATIONS ………………………………………………………… 61 15 OPTIONS ……………………………………………………………… 62–63 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 viii .

• Slide the battery release forward. install 6 AA (R6) size alkaline batteries as illustrated below. D Battery case— optional for some versions When using a BP-208 BATTERY CASE attached to the transceiver. then pull the battery pack upward with the transceiver facing away from you. to turn the power OFF. push [POWER] for 1 sec.QUICK REFERENCE I Preparation D Battery pack replacement Before replacing the battery pack. I .

QUICK REFERENCE The optional BC-144 provides rapid charging.) Turn power OFF. and the BC-146 provides regular charging of an optional battery pack with/without transceiver. (An AD-99 is supplied with BC-144/146. (Insert together with AD-99. II Quick Reference D Charging with the BC-144/146 . The following is additionally required: • An optional AC adapter. Check orientation and Spacer A Spacer B/C • Attach the spacer (Spacer B/C) to the adapter with the orientation of the stamp “ ” pointing up. Check orientation for correct charging.) BC-144/146 +AD-99 • About AD-99 Attach the spacer (Spacer B/C) to the adapter (Spacer A) with orientation as illustrated in the diagram below.

To attach the belt clip To release the belt clip III . D Belt clip Attach the belt clip to the transceiver as illustrated below.QUICK REFERENCE D Antenna Attach the antenna to the transceiver as illustrated at right.

push [Y] or [Z] to set the squelch level. Turning ON the transceiver Although you have purchased a brand new transceiver. D About default setting The [VOL] control function can be traded with [Y]/[Z] keys function in INITIAL SET MODE. D Basic operation 1. in this QUICK REFERENCE. Adjusting the squelch level ➥ While pushing and holding [SQL]. However. some settings may be changed from the factory defaults because of the QC process. [POWER] [SQL] [D•CLR] 2. [VOL] [Y] [SQL] [Z] 3. We would like to walk you through a few basic operational steps to make your first “On The Air” use an enjoyable experience.QUICK REFERENCE Now that you have your IC-V8 ready. ➥ While pushing [SQL] and [D• CLR]. the factory default setting ([VOL] controls audio output level) is used for simple instructions. Adjusting output level ➥ Rotate [VOL] to set the desired audio level. to reset the CPU and turn power ON. you are exited to get on the air. Resetting the CPU is necessary to start from factory default. push [POWER] for 1 sec. IV Quick Reference I Your first contact .

Tune the desired frequency The up/down keys. • Enter three to five digits then push [#•ENT ] to set the frequency. enter 6-digits starting from the 100 MHz digit. release to receive. [Y]/[Z]. Page 18 will instruct you on how to adjust the tuning step. ➥ To enter the desired frequency. push [D. • When a digit is mistakenly input. V . ➥ Push [Y] or [Z] to adjust the frequency.CLR] to abort inputting. then speak into microphone. Direct frequency input from the keypad is also available.800 MHz Push 5. [Y] [Z] [D•CLR] Keypad • Example 1— when entering 145. will allow you to tune to the frequency that you want to operate on.QUICK REFERENCE 4. Transmit and receive ➥ Push and hold [PTT] to transmit.525 MHz Push • Example 2— when entering 144.

setting duplex is not required.QUICK REFERENCE 1. Repeater tone ➥ Push [A•FUNC]. [A•FUNC] [4•DUP] 2. Setting duplex ➥ Push [A•FUNC]. [A•FUNC] [1•TONE] VI Quick Reference I Repeater operation . then [1•TONE] several times until “ ” appears. therefore. if required. then [4•DUP] several times to select minus duplex or plus duplex. • The USA version has an auto repeater function.

then [C•MR] for 1 sec.QUICK REFERENCE I Programming memory channels The IC-V8 has a total of 107 memory channels (including 6 scan edges and 1 call channel) for storing often used operating frequency. • 3 beeps sound • Memory channel number automatically increases when continuing to push [C•MR] after programming. [A•FUNC] [C•MR] 3. etc. 2. such as repeater and subaudible tone. Writing a memory channel ➥ Push [A•FUNC]. [C•MR] then push [Y]or [Z] several times to select the desired memory channel. to program. repeater settings. 1. set the desired operating frequency with other desired settings. • “M” indicator and memory channel number blink. VII . Selecting a memory channel ➥ Push [A•FUNC]. Setting frequency In VFO mode.

Keep the jack cover attached when jacks are not in use to avoid bad contacts. 1 1 D Belt clip Attach the belt clip to the transceiver as illustrated below.ACCESSORIES I Accessory attachment D Antenna Attach the antenna to the transceiver as illustrated at right. To attach the belt clip To release the belt clip 1 .

keys and connectors 2 PANEL DESCRIPTION q u w Speaker i Microphone r t o e y 2 .I Switches. controls.

i [SP]/[MIC] JACK Connect an optional speaker-microphone or headset. o FUNCTION DISPLAY (pgs 7. etc. r SQUELCH SWITCH [SQL] Push and hold to force the squelch open and set the transceiver to the squelch level adjustable condition. The internal microphone and speaker will not function when either is connected. e PTT SWITCH [PTT] Push and hold to transmit. u ANTENNA CONNECTOR Connects the supplied antenna. if desired.* y KEY PAD (pgs. 3 . 8) *The assigned function for [VOL] and [Y]/[Z] can be traded in INITIAL SET MODE (pgs.* w POWER SWITCH [POWER] Push for 1 sec.PANEL DESCRIPTION 2 2 q CONTROL DIAL [VOL] Rotate to adjust the volume level. to turn the power ON and OFF. 4–6) Used to enter operating frequency. 17. release to receive. the DTMF codes. t UP/DOWN KEYS [Y]/[Z]* Selects the operating frequency. 53).

etc. (pgs. etc. 25) ➥ After pushing [A•FUNC]. 39) [3•T. (pgs. memory channel selection. (pgs.BEEP] ➥ Input digit “2” during frequency input. 21. 16. 26. memory channel selection. selects the subaudible tone function. starts the tone scanning. 25) [C•MR] ➥ Selects a memory mode. aborts direct frequency input. (pgs. (pgs. memory channel selection. etc. (p. 16.2 PANEL DESCRIPTION D Key pad [A•FUNC] Access to secondary function. etc. 33) [1•TONE] ➥ Input digit “1” during frequency input. (pgs. 28) [D•CLR] Selects VFO mode. turn the pocket beep function ON and OFF (p. or cancels scanning. entering into memory programming/editing mode. 37) [2•P. programs/transfers VFO/memory or call channel contents into memory channel/VFO when pushed for 1 sec. (pgs. 25) ➥ After pushing [A•FUNC]. [B•CALL] Select the call channel. 28) ➥ After pushing [A•FUNC]. 25) ➥ After pushing [A•FUNC]. 25) ➥ After pushing [A•FUNC]. (p. 16. 23. 26. 40) 4 .SCAN] ➥ Input digit “3” during frequency input. 16. (pgs.

memory channel selection. etc. (pgs. memory channel selection. switches between high and low output power. sets and cancels skip setting for memory skip scan during memory mode. (pgs. starts the priority watch. (p. 16. (pgs. etc. 25) ➥ After pushing [A•FUNC]. +duplex. 25) ➥ After pushing [A•FUNC]. 35) [8•SET] ➥ Input digit “8” during frequency input. 16. 25) ➥ After pushing [A•FUNC]. enters into the SET MODE. 19) 5 . 21) [5•SCAN] ➥ Input digit “5” during frequency input. 25) ➥ After pushing [A•FUNC]. (p.PANEL DESCRIPTION 2 2 D Key pad (Continued) [4•DUP] ➥ Input digit “4” during frequency input. 16. (p. (pgs. 33) [6•SKIP] ➥ Input digit “6” during frequency input. (pgs. 16. etc. etc. memory channel selection. 34) [7•PRIO] ➥ Input digit “7” during frequency input. (pgs. memory channel selection. 25) ➥ After pushing [A•FUNC]. 25) ➥ After pushing [A•FUNC]. (p. etc. memory channel selection. 16. (p. starts scanning. selects a duplex function (–duplex. 48) [9•HI/LO] ➥ Input digit “9” during frequency input. memory channel selection. (p. etc. 16. simplex).

enters into the DTMF memory mode. except [POWER]. Lock all keys. 16. 25) ➥ After pushing [A•FUNC]. (p.2 PANEL DESCRIPTION D Key pad (Continued) [0•DTMF-M] ➥ Input digit “0” during frequency input. [PTT]. (pgs. 43) ] [#•ENT ➥ Sets the frequency even if the full 6-digits of frequency have not been entered. [SQL] and audio level adjustment. 19) 6 . switches key pad lock function ON and OFF when pushed for 1 sec. etc. 30) [✱•OPTION] Selects an optional pager or code squelch operation mode. memory channel selection. (p. 16) ➥ After pushing [A•FUNC]. (p. (p.

PANEL DESCRIPTION 2 2 I Function display q w e r ty u i o !5 !4 !3 !0 !1 !2 q FUNCTION INDICATOR Appears while a secondary function is being accessed. (p. 37) i TRANSMIT INDICATOR Appears during transmit. 37) u DTCS INDICATOR Appears when DTCS tone is in use. 19) 7 . r TONE ENCODER INDICATOR Appears when tone encoder is in use. y TONE SQUELCH INDICATOR Appears when tone squelch is in use.” (p. 34) e DUPLEX INDICATOR Either “–” or “+” appears during repeater operation (p. 39). 21). (p. w SKIP CHANNEL INDICATOR Appears when the selected memory channel is set as a “skip channel. (p. 21) t POCKET BEEP INDICATOR Appears during pocket beep operation (p. (p.

!2 FREQUENCY READOUT Shows operating frequency.2 PANEL DESCRIPTION I Function display (continued) o SIGNAL INDICATOR Appears when the channel is busy and shows receiving signal strength as below. 25) !5 AUTO POWER OFF INDICATOR Appears while the auto power OFF function is activated. etc. (p. 20). 52) 8 . channel number or channel names. 19) !1 KEY LOCK INDICATOR (p. (p. !3 MEMORY CHANNEL INDICATOR Indicates the selected memory channel number or other items such as the call channel. Weak ⇐ RX Signal level ⇒ Strong !0 LOW POWER INDICATOR Appears when low output power is selected. depending on display type (p. 19) Appears when the key lock function is ON. (p. (p. 25) !4 MEMORY MODE INDICATOR Appears while in memory mode or channel number indication mode.

18. to turn the power OFF. Battery life*1 BP-208 BP-209 BP-210 BP-222 N/A 12 hrs. • Slide the battery release forward. 1.2 V 600 mAh BC-146 BC-144 or BC-121 N/A 1. Tx : Rx : standby =5 : 5 : 90. 6. 11 hrs 4 hrs *1 Operating periods are calculated under the following conditions. push [POWER] for 1 sec.0 hr.BATTERY PACKS I Battery pack replacement 3 2 3 Before replacing the battery pack. power save function: auto setting is activated *2 Operating period depends on the alkaline cells used. —*2 7. 2.0 hrs.2 V 1100 mAh 7. 9 .5 hrs. D BATTERY PACKS Charging period Battery Voltage Capacity pack Battery case for AA (R6)×6 alkaline 7.5 hrs.5 hrs.2 V 1650 mAh 7. then pull the battery pack upward with the transceiver facing away from you.5 hrs.

completely discharge it by leaving the power ON overnight.3 BATTERY PACKS I Battery caution • CAUTION! NEVER short the terminals of the battery pack (or charging terminals of the transceiver). Then. If the battery pack becomes wet. • NEVER incinerate used battery packs. • Clean the battery terminals to avoid rust or poor contact. Internal battery gas may cause an explosion. Also. Simply carrying with or placing near metal objects such as a necklace. so be careful when placing battery packs (or the transceiver) in handbags. causes shorting. etc. It’s a good idea to clean battery terminals once a week. current may flow into nearby metal objects such as a necklace. 62). fully charge the battery pack again. If your battery pack seems to have no capacity even after being charged. • Keep battery contacts clean. 10 . but also the transceiver. If the battery pack still does not retain a charge (or only very little charge). be sure to wipe it dry BEFORE attaching it to the transceiver. etc. This will damage not only the battery pack. • NEVER immerse the battery pack in water. a new battery pack must be purchased (p.

The following is additionally required: • An optional AC adapter.) 3 BC-146 +AD-99 11 . Check orientation for correct charging. (Insert together with AD-99.BATTERY PACKS 3 I Battery charging D Regular charging with the BC-146 The optional BC-146 provides regular charging of an optional battery pack with/without transceiver. (An AD-99 is supplied with BC-146.) Turn power OFF.

etc. push the notch carefully with your finger to remove the spacer (Spacer B/C) from the adapter (Spacer A). This will cause weakening of the notch plastic. DO NOT bend the notch when the adapter and spacer are not joined together. Both cases may break the notch and it may not be able to be reattached. Check orientation and Spacer A Spacer B/C • Attach the spacer (Spacer B/C) to the adapter with the orientation of the stamp “ ” pointing up.. 12 . Remove the spacer (Spacer B/C) from the adapter. to remove it.3 BATTERY PACKS D About AD-99 Attach the spacer (Spacer B/C) to the adapter (Spacer A) with orientation as illustrated in the diagram below. R CAUTION! DO NOT push or force the notch with a screw driver. When removing the spacer (Spacer B/C). Push the notch carefully.

• Six AD-94 (#11).BATTERY PACKS 3 D Rapid charging with the BC-144 The optional BC-144 provides rapid charging of optional battery packs. Check orientation for correct charging. Turn power OFF. AC adapter (purchased separately) MULT I-CHA RGER Charge indicator (each indicator functions independently) 13 . (Insert together with AD-99. may be supplied with the BC-121N depending on version). The following are additionally required. The following are additionally required: • An AC adapter (may be supplied with the BC-144 depending on version). • An AC adapter (BC-124. Turn power OFF.) 3 BC-144 + AD-99 D Rapid charging with the BC-121N+AD-94 (#11) The optional BC-121N allows up to 6 battery packs to be charged simultaneously.

• Use the battery until it becomes almost completely exhausted under normal conditions. The charging period should be less than 24 hours. • Recommended temperature range for charging: +10°C to +40°C (. BP-209 or BP-210 battery packs include rechargeable Ni-Cd (Ni-MH: BP-210) batteries and can be charged approx. We recommend battery charging after transmitting becomes impossible. the battery pack must be fully charged for optimum life and operation. NEVER use other manufacturers’ chargers. BC-146 for regular charging) only.3 BATTERY PACKS I Charging NOTE Prior to using the transceiver for the first time. +50˚F to 140˚F) • Use the supplied charger or optional charger (BC-119N/121N/144 for rapid charging. D Battery pack life When the operating period becomes extremely short even after charging the battery pack fully. If you want to charge the battery pack more than 300 times. 300 times. the following points should be observed: • Avoid over charging. a new battery pack is needed. 14 . Charge the battery pack before first operating the transceiver or when the battery pack becomes exhausted. The optional BP-222.

If the battery case gets wet. Either of the above may cause a fire hazard or damage the transceiver if ignored. install 6 AA (R6) size alkaline batteries as illustrated below. type and capacity. 3 D CAUTION • Use ALKALINE batteries only. • Make sure all battery cells are the same brand.BATTERY PACKS 3 I Battery case (optional for some versions) When using a BP-208 BATTERY CASE attached to the transceiver. • Never expose a detached battery case to water. • Never incinerate used battery cells since internal battery gas may cause them to rupture. 15 . • Never mix old and new batteries. be sure to wipe it dry before use.

• Enter three to five digits then pushing [#•ENT ] is also set the frequency. • Example 1— when entering 145.I Power ON Push [POWER] for 1 sec. enter 6-digits starting from the 100 MHz digit. w To enter the desired frequency. to turn power ON. push [D. • When a digit is mistakenly input. 4 BASIC OPERATION Push for 1 sec. if necessary.800 MHz Push 16 .525 MHz Push • Example 2— when entering 144. I Setting a frequency D Via the keypad q Push [D•CLR] to select VFO mode.CLR] to abort inputting.

” e Rotate [VOL] to select the condition. w Push [Y] or [Z] several times to select the dial assignment item. See page 18 for tuning step details. [Y]/[Z] keys functions as AF volume control. r To exit set mode. turn power ON to enter INITIAL SET MODE. [VOL] is assigned as tuning dial. “tOP. q While pushing [Y] and [Z]. while [VOL] is functions as tuning dial. push [#•ENT ].BASIC OPERATION 4 D By other methods Y Z Via the [Y]/[Z] keys ➥ Push [Y] or [Z] several times to set the desired frequency. F MR TX F MR TX [VOL] [POWER] [Y] [Z] [#•ENT ] [VOL] is assigned as AF volume control. However. 17 . 4 ✔ For your information— [VOL] function assignment The [VOL] control can be used as a tuning dial for frequency tuning instead of [Y]/[Z] keys. • Each push increases/decreases the frequency by the selected tuning step.

rotate [VOL] while [SQL] is pushed. 30 and 50 kHz. (pgs. (pgs. push [Y]/[Z] to adjust the audio output level. 17. • When no signal is received.4 BASIC OPERATION D Tuning step selection The IC-V8 has 8 tuning steps— 5. 20. 12. push and hold [SQL] while setting the audio level. 25. • The squelch level “1” is loose squelch. “10” is tight squelch.5. 10. 53) [VOL] [Y] [SQL] [Z] D To set the squelch level While pushing [SQL]. The tuning step is selectable in SET MODE. q Push [A•FUNC] then [8•SET] to enter SET MODE. ] to exit SET MODE. w Push [Y]/[Z] several times to select the tuning step item. r Push [#•ENT [VOL] [Y] [Z] [A•FUNC] [8•SET] [#•ENT F MR ] TX I Setting audio/squelch level D To set the audio level Rotate [VOL] to set the desired audio level while receiving a signal. 53) 18 . push [Y]/[Z] to set the squelch level. • When [VOL] is assigned as tuning dial. • When [VOL] is assigned as tuning dial. 17. 15. e Rotate [VOL] to select the desired tuning step.

] for Push [A•FUNC] then push [#•ENT 1 sec. e Set a frequency. ✔ For your information— Monitor function: Push and hold [SQL] to listen to weak signals that do not open the squelch. then push [9•H/L] to toggle output power between 4 high and low. to toggle the function ON and OFF. • “ ” appears while the lock function is activated. • Do not hold the microphone too close to your mouth or speak too loudly. • Signal indicator shows the relative signal strength level.BASIC OPERATION 4 I Receive and transmit q Push [POWER] for 1 sec. • “TX” appears. • [POWER]. I Key lock function The key lock function prevents accidental frequency changes and function activation. • “L” appears when low output power is selected. This may distort the signal. r Push [A•FUNC]. t Push and hold [PTT] to transmit. [PTT]. w Adjust audio volume to the desired level. When a signal is received: • Squelch opens and audio is emitted from the speaker. y Release [PTT] to receive. [VOL] and [SQL] can be operated regardless of this setting. then speak into the microphone. to turn the power ON. Push Appears 19 .

. 19) .Output power setting (p. function key timer setting and LCD backlight setting in SET MODE (p. The display type is selected in the INITIAL SET MODE (p.Scan pause timer setting. only the following functions can be performed. 32) . 19) . VFO mode cannot be selected. In this type only pre-programmed memory channel numbers are displayed. • When the channel indication type is selected. 30) .DTMF memory function (p. “Frequency Indication” type Displays operating frequency. • Push and hold [SQL] to display the operating frequency. 53). In this display pre-programmed memory channel names are displayed. • Programmed frequencies are indicated pre-programmed in the selected memory channel. 49) “Channel Name Indication” type Displays memory channel name you have assigned. VFO mode is selectable.4 BASIC OPERATION USING I Display type INITIAL SET MODE The transceiver has 3 display types to match your operating style. 20 . “Channel Number Indication” type Displays memory channel number.Key lock function (p.Scan function (p.

About reversed duplex mode When the reversed duplex mode is selected.) Each receive and transmit frequency is shown in the table below with the following conditions.30 MHz 21 . check the offset frequency (p. (Transmit frequency shifts in normal duplex mode. the receive frequency shifts.30 MHz 144. • If “OFF” appears. 22) and direction. the transmit frequency is shifted from the receive frequency by the offset frequency. It is convenient to program repeater information into memory channels. • Blinking “–” or “+” indicates the reversed duplex mode is selected in SET MODE (p. then push [4•DUP] several times to select “–” or “+. if necessary. (p.6 MHz Tx frequency 144. 48). 22) r Push and hold [PTT] to transmit. e Push [A•FUNC].: 145. y Push and hold [SQL] to check whether the other station’s trans- mit signal can be directly received or not. “+” indicates the transmit frequency is shifted up. q Set the receive frequency (repeater output frequency). then push [1•TONE] to activate the subaudible tone encoder. Inputed freq.30 MHz Reversed OFF ON Direction : – (negative) Rx frequency 145. • The displayed frequency automatically changes to the transmit frequency (repeater input frequency).70 MHz 145.REPEATER OPERATION I General 5 4 5 When using a repeater. t Release [PTT] to receive.” • “–” indicates the transmit frequency is shifted down. w Push [A•FUNC].70 MHz Offset frequency : 0. if required. • “ ” appears • Select the desired subaudible tone frequency.

” r Push [#•ENT ] to fix the offset frequency and exit SET MODE.9 171.5 206.6 199. then push [8•SET] to enter SET MODE.5 94. Available subaudible tone frequencies 67. • The unit of the displayed offset frequency is “MHz.9 192. e Rotate [VOL] to select the desired offset frequency.5 167.2 110.5 REPEATER OPERATION USING I Offset frequency SET MODE When communicating through a repeater. Subaudible tones are superimposed over your normal signal and must be set in advance.7 159.5 186. USING I Subaudible tones SET MODE Some repeaters require subaudible tones to be accessed.3 179.1 233.1 22 . e Rotate [VOL] to select the desired subaudible tone. F MR TX w Push [Y] or [Z] one or more times until “rt” appears.5 85. q Push [A•FUNC].7 82. the transmit frequency is shifted from the receive frequency by an amount determined by the offset frequency.4 88. then push [8•SET] to enter SET MODE.8 136. • Selectable steps are the same as the pre-set tuning steps.7 229. q Push [A•FUNC]. w Push [Y] or [Z] several times until “±” and offset frequency appear.9 183.2 165.5 141.4 156.3 173.8 118.9 74.4 100. r Push [#•ENT ] to enter the selected tone and exit set mode.5 91.0 79.7 218.8 250.5 107.2 151.6 241.8 162.1 225.8 123.8 177.3 146.3 254.3 71.0 103.0 69.9 114.2 189.4 77.8 97.0 127.5 (unit: Hz) 203.5 210.3 131.8 196.

✔ Convenient Tone scan function: When you don’t know the subaudible tone used for a repeater. • When the required tone frequency is detected. • The transceiver has 5 DTMF memory channels (p.REPEATER OPERATION 5 D Tone information Some repeaters require another tone system to be accessed. then push [3•T. push [Y] or [Z] to transmit a 1750 Hz tone signal. the scan pauses. the tone scan is convenient for detecting the tone frequency. DTMF TONES While pushing [PTT]. 30). Push [A•FUNC]. A–F) to transmit DTMF tones. push the desired DTMF keys (0–9. 5 1750 Hz TONE While pushing [PTT].SCAN] to start the tone scan. • Push [D•CLR] to cancel the scan. 23 .

200–145. INITIAL w Push [Y] or [Z] several times until “RPt. r Push [#•ENT ] to exit INITIAL SET MODE. q While pushing [Y] and [Z]. turn the power ON to enter SET MODE. e Rotate [VOL] to select the desired condi- tion. if necessary.395 MHz DUPLEX DIRECTION “–” appears “+” appears 24 .495 MHz 146.” appears. Frequency range and offset direction FREQUENCY RANGE 145.995 MHz 147. The offset and repeater tone frequencies are not changed by the auto repeater function.5 REPEATER OPERATION USING I Auto repeater function (USA version only) INITIAL SET MODE The USA version automatically activates the repeater settings (duplex. • “R2”— the auto repeater function activates for duplex and tone. tone encoder ON/OFF) when the operating frequency falls within or outside of the general repeater output frequency range. • “R1”— the auto repeater function activates for duplex only. Reset these frequencies. • “OF”— the auto repeater function is turned OFF.610–146. duplex direction. ON/OFF.000–147.

5 6 I Selecting a memory channel q Push [C•MR] to select memory mode. 37) • Subaudible tone and tone squelch frequencies (pgs. (pgs. rotate [VOL] to select the memory channel.MEMORY/CALL OPERATION I General D Memory channel contents 6 The transceiver has 100 memory channels (plus 3 pairs of scan edges and 1 call channel) for storage of often-used frequencies. Push “C” appears 25 . 21. The following information can be programmed into the memory: • Operating frequency • Duplex direction (+ or –) with an offset frequency (pgs. 34) *But not scan edge channels. • “C” is displayed instead of the memory channel number. 21. 53) Push I Selecting the call channel ➥ Push [B•CALL] to select the call channel. 22. • Push [D•CLR] or [C•MR] to select VFO or memory mode. respectively. • “X” appears. 17. 22) • Subaudible tone encoder or tone squelch ON/OFF (pgs. 38) • Skip information* (p. w Enter 2 digits to select the desired memory Push channel (or push the [Y]/[Z] keys).” • When [VOL] is assigned as tuning dial. • The memory channels 0–9 are proceeded by a “0.

select “C.6 MEMORY/CALL OPERATION I Programming the memory/call channels q Push [D•CLR] to select VFO mode. if necessary. (until 3 beeps are emitted) to program the information into the selected memory channel and return to VFO • Continue to hold [C•MR] down for 1 sec. then push [C•MR] for 1 sec. then [C•MR] momentar- ily. as desired. after 3 beeps are emitted. to increment the displayed memory channel number. r Push [A•FUNC]. 26 .” • When [VOL] is assigned as tuning dial. • When programming the call channel. 53) y Push [A•FUNC]. rotate [VOL] to select the memory channel. e Set other information. t Push [Y] or [Z] to select the desired memory channel. • “X” and memory channel number blink. such as tone. 17. (pgs. [C•MR] [Y] [Z] [A•FUNC] [D•CLR] duplex. w Set the desired frequency.

• Up to 5 characters can be used for channel name. • Usable characters are. /. A–Z.MEMORY/CALL OPERATION 6 I Channel name programming q Select a “Channel Name Indication” type in INITIAL SET MODE (p. 27 . e Push [A•FUNC]. w Push [C•MR] to select memory mode. ”space“. and ] y Push [#•ENT ] to fix and exit the channel name programming mode. • The character to be edited blinks. r Rotate [VOL] to select a character. then push [8• SET] to [Y] [Z] [A•FUNC] [C•MR] [8•SET] enter into the channel name programming mode. [. [Z] to 6 move to the left. –. 0–9. +. if necessary. t Push [Y] to move to the right. 53). =. ✱.

• Memory mode is selected and the contents are transferred to the target memory. • VFO mode is selected automatically. ➥ Push [Y] or [Z] to select the memory channel. 17. • “--” and “X” blink. 53) w Push [A•FUNC]. then push [C•MR] for 1 sec. 17. 28 . 53) w Push [A•FUNC]. to transfer the selected memory contents to the VFO.6 MEMORY/CALL OPERATION I Memory transferring Memory (call) channel contents can be transferred to the VFO or to another memory channel. • When [VOL] is assigned as tuning dial. e Push [Y] or [Z] to select the target memory. (pgs. ➥ Push [Y] or [Z] to select the memory channel. rotate [VOL] to select the memory channel. D Memory/call ➾ call/memory q Select the memory (call) channel to be transferred: ➥ Push [C•MR] or [B•CALL] to select the memory (call) mode. 17. (pgs. • When [VOL] is assigned as tuning dial. 53) r Push [A•FUNC]. D Memory/call ➾ VFO q Select the memory (call) channel to be [VOL] transferred: ➥ Push [C•MR] or [B•CALL] to select memory (call) mode. rotate [VOL] to select the target channel. (pgs. rotate [VOL] to select the memory channel. • When [VOL] is assigned as tuning dial. then push [C•MR] momentarily. then push [C•MR] for [C•MR] [Y] [Z] [A•FUNC] [B•CALL] [8•SET] 1 sec.

• When [VOL] is assigned as tuning dial. (pgs. • The contents of the selected memory are cleared. t Push [D•CLR] to return to regular operation.MEMORY/CALL OPERATION 6 D Clearing a memory q Push [A•FUNC]. otherwise the memory clearing is cancelled and the transceiver returns to the memory mode. r Push [A•FUNC].5 sec. rotate [VOL] to select the memory channel. then push [C• MR] to [VOL] enter the memory transfer mode. • Perform step e and r operations within 1. then push [C•MR] mo- 6 mentarily. 53) • The call channel cannot be cleared. • “X” and a memory channel number blink. e Push [A•FUNC]. 29 . 17. then push [C•MR] for 1 sec. w Push [Y] or [Z] to select the memory [C•MR] [Y] [Z] [A•FUNC] [B•CALL] [8•SET] channel to be cleared.

[✱•OPTION] and [#•ENT ] to enter the desired DTMF code. push [SQL] or [PTT] momentarily then repeat from step q. [#•ENT ] enters as “F. • One of “d0” to “d4” appears. w Rotate [VOL] to select the desired channel. [B•CALL]. • “_ _ _ _ _” appears. [A• FUNC].I Programming a DTMF code The transceiver has 5 DTMF memory channels (d0 to d4) for storage of often-used DTMF codes of up to 24 digits. then push [0• DTMF-M] to 7 DTMF MEMORY enter the DTMF memory. [D•CLR]. • A maximum of 24 digits can be input. r Push the digit keys. [C•MR]. to enter the DTMF programming mode. t Push [SQL] or [PTT] to input the digits and exit the DTMF pro- gramming mode. • Programmed memories can be cleared in this way.” • If a digit is mistakenly input. • Programmed DTMF codes sound when [SQL] is pushed to exit. • [✱•OPTION] enters as “E”. q Push [A•FUNC]. e Push [A•FUNC]. 30 . then push [0•DTMF-M] for 1 sec.

“5” (500 msec. w Push [Y] or [Z] several times until “dtd” appears. r Push [#•ENT ] to exit INITIAL SET MODE. A–F to transmit a DTMF code manually. w Rotate [VOL] to select the desired channel. q While pushing [Y] and [Z]. 31 . USING INITIAL SET MODE I DTMF transmission speed When slow DTMF transmission speeds are required with DTMF memory transmission (as for some repeaters). • After the DTMF code is transmitted. the transceiver’s rate of DTMF transmission can be adjusted.DTMF MEMORY 7 I Transmitting a DTMF code D Using a DTMF memory channel q Push [A•FUNC]. the transceiver returns to receive automatically. push [SQL] to transmit the selected DTMF memory. e Push [SQL] or [PTT] to exit the DTMF memory mode. F MR TX F MR TX • Four speeds are available: “1” (100 msec. r While pushing [PTT]. e Rotate [VOL] to select the desired DTMF transmission speed. 7 D Manual DTMF code transmission While pushing [PTT]. intervals) is the slowest. push digit keys. intervals) is the fastest. then push [0•DTMF-M] to enter the DTMF mem- ory. turn the power on to enter INITIAL SET MODE.

Mch 3 Mch 2 Mch 4 Priority memory channel scan VFO frequency 145. Mch 3 Priority channel 50 msec.20 MHz 5 sec. Memory scan Mch 1 Mch 5 50 msec.20 MHz 5 sec.I Scan types PROGRAMMED SCAN Start 1A 2A Band edge 3A End 1b 2b 3b Scan edges Scan Jump Programmed scan P1 scans between 1A and 1b. 8 SCAN OPERATION Band edge MEMORY (SKIP) SCAN SKIP Mch 1 Mch 0 Mch 99 Mch 10 Mch 9 Mch 8 Mch 2 Mch 3 Mch 4 Mch 5 SKIP Mch 7 Mch 6 PRIORITY WATCH Priority memory channel watch VFO frequency 145. and P3 scans between 3A and 3b frequencies. Mch 99 Priority channel Mch 6 SKIP 32 . P2 scans between 2A and 2b.

push [A•FUNC] then push [8•SET] several times until the desired scan edge appears. then a selected scan edge appears as “P1.” • To change the scan direction. (pgs. 1A–3A/1b–3b. 26) If the same frequencies are programmed into the scan edges. w Push [A•FUNC]. if necessary.SCAN OPERATION 8 I Programmed scan Programmed scan repeatedly scans between two user programmed frequencies (memory channels “1A–3A” and “1b–3b”) or scans between upper and lower band edges.” “P3” or “AL.” • To change the scan edge.” “2A”–“2b” and “3A”–“3b. programmed scan will not proceed. etc.” “P2. 53) 8 e Push [D•CLR] to stop the scan. must be programmed in advance. (p. then push [5•SCAN] to start the scan. push [Y] or [Z]. rotate [VOL] to change the scan direction. Program them in the same manner as regular memory channels. q Push [D•CLR] to select VFO mode. • “AL” for full scan. • When [VOL] is assigned as tuning dial. NOTE: Scan edges. 33 . This scan is useful for checking for signals within a specific frequency range such as repeater output frequencies. Scans between lower (start) and high (stop) frequency. 17. “P1”. “P2” and “P3” for programmed scan between the programmed scan edge channels as “1A”–“1b.

if necessary. w Push [A•FUNC]. Push “SKIP” appears 34 . e Push [A•FUNC]. q Push [C•MR] to select memory mode. • “X” appears. 53) e Push [D•CLR] to stop the scan. then push [5•SCAN] to start the scan. • When [VOL] is assigned as tuning dial. I Skip channels In order to speed up the scan interval. except those set as skip channels. 17. then push [6•SKIP] to toggle the skip setting ON and OFF. w Select a memory channel to set as a skip channel. • “SKIP” appears when the channel is set as a skip channel. push [Y] or [Z]. • To change the scan direction. if necessary.8 SCAN OPERATION I Memory scan Memory scan repeatedly scans all programmed memory channels. rotate [VOL] to change the scan direction. (pgs. you can set memory channels you don’t wish to scan as skip channels. • “X” appears. q Push [C•MR] to select memory mode.

w Push [D•CLR] to select VFO mode. then the decimal point “. if necessary. memory or call channel watch monitors for signals in the selected memory or call channel every 5 sec. e Push [A•FUNC].SCAN OPERATION 8 I Priority watch Priority watch checks for signals on “priority channels” while operating on a VFO frequency. r Push [D•CLR] to stop watching. e Push [A•FUNC]. r Push [D•CLR] to stop the watching. 8 D Memory scan watch While operating on a VFO frequency or the call channel. • When the signal is detected on the priority channel. on the frequency readout blinks. w Push [A•FUNC]. • When the signal is detected on the priority channel. memory scan watch monitors for signals in each memory channel in sequence. then push [5•SCAN] to start the memory scan. • The priority channel is monitored every 5 sec. on the frequency readout blinks. the watching is paused according to the setting of the scan resume condition. • VFO is displayed. then push [7•PRIO] to start the watching. D Memory or call channel watch While operating on a VFO frequency. 35 . then push [7•PRIO] to start watching.”.”. q Push [C•MR] to select memory mode. every 5 sec. then the decimal point “. • VFO is displayed. the watching is paused according to the setting of the scan resume condition. q Select the desired memory channel or the call channel. • “X” appears.

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I Scan resume condition

SET MODE

When a signal is received during scanning, the scan resume condition determines what action the transceiver takes. The transceiver has 2 scan resume conditions available as illustrated at right. Use SET MODE to select the one which best suits your needs.
q Push [A•FUNC], then push [8•SET] to enter SET MODE. w Push [Y] or [Z] several times until “SCP” or “SCt” appears. e Rotate [VOL] to select the desired scan resume condition. • Pause scan: When receiving a signal, scan pauses on the signal until it disappears. Resumes 2 sec. after the signal disappears. • Timer scan: When receiving a signal, scan pauses on the signal for 5 sec., 10 sec. or 15 sec., then resumes. r Push [#•ENT
F MR TX

Pause scan
F MR

TX

Timer scan

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D Operation

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The tone squelch opens only when receiving a signal containing a matching subaudible tone. You can silently wait for calls from group members using the same tone. q Set the operating frequency.
• Set the AF and squelch to the desired level as the normal operation.

w Set the desired subaudible tone in the SET MODE.
• See page 38 for programming.

e Push [A•FUNC], then push [1•TONE].
• Repeat several times until “ ” appears when selecting CTCSS, or “ D ” appears when selecting DTCS.

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r When the received signal includes a matching tone, squelch opens and the signal can be heard.
• When the received signal’s tone does not match, tone squelch does not open, however, the S-indicator shows signal strength. • To open the squelch manually, push and hold [SQL].

t Operate the transceiver in the normal way. y To cancel the tone squelch, push [A•FUNC], then push [1•TONE].
• Repeat several times until “ ” or “ D ” disappears.

NOTE: The transceiver has 50 tone frequencies and consequently their spacing is narrow compared to units having 38 tones. Therefore, some tone frequencies may receive interference from adjacent tone frequencies. To prevent interference from adjacent tone frequencies, using the frequencies as in the following table, is recommended. • Recommended tone frequencies
67.0 69.3 71.9 74.4 77.0 79.7 82.5 85.4 88.5 91.5 94.8 97.4 100.0 103.5 107.2 110.9 114.8 118.8 123.0 127.3 131.8 136.5 141.3 146.2 151.4 156.7 162.2 167.9 173.8 179.9 186.2 192.8 203.5 210.7 218.1 225.7 233.6 241.8 250.3

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D Setting subaudible tones for tone squelch operation
Separate tone frequencies can be set for tone squelch operation rather than repeater operation (the same range of tones is available— see below). Like the repeater tones, these are set in set mode. q Select VFO or memory channel. w Push [A•FUNC], then push [8•SET] to enter SET MODE. e Push [Y] or [Z] several times until “Ct” ap- F MR pears when selecting CTCSS, or “dt” appears when selecting DTCS.
• “ ” blinks when selecting CTCSS, or “ D ” blinks when selecting DTCS.
F MR

TX

D TX

r Rotate [VOL] to select the desired subaudible tone. ] to program the selected tone and exit t Push [#•ENT MODE.
When SET MODE is selected from memory mode.

SET

y Push [A•FUNC], then push [C•MR] for 1 sec. to transfer the contents to VFO.
• 3 beeps are emitted. • VFO mode is selected automatically.

u Push [A•FUNC], then push [C•MR] for 1 sec.
• 3 beeps are emitted.

Steps y and u are necessary when overwriting the memory contents permanently. The set tone frequency is used for temporary operation only, therefore,these steps are not necessary. • Available CTCSS tone frequency list
67.0 69.3 71.9 74.4 77.0 79.7 82.5 85.4 88.5 91.5 94.8 97.4 100.0 103.5 107.2 110.9 114.8 118.8 123.0 127.3 131.8 136.5 141.3 146.2 151.4 156.7 159.8 162.2 165.5 167.9 171.3 173.8 177.3 179.9 183.5 186.2 189.9 192.8 196.6 199.5 203.5 206.5 210.7 218.1 225.7 229.1 233.6 241.8 250.3 254.1

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I Pocket beep operation
This function uses subaudible tones for calling and can be used as a “common pager” to inform you that someone has called when you were away from the transceiver.

D Waiting for a call from a specific station
q Set the operating frequency. w Set the desired CTCSS tone frequency or DTCS code in the SET MODE.
• See p. 38 for programming details.

e Push [A•FUNC], then push [1•TONE].
• Repeat several times until “ ” appears when CTCSS, or “ D ” appears when DTCS is selected.

r Push [A•FUNC], then push [2•P.BEEP] to ac- F D TX MR tivate the pocket beep function. • “ ” appears. t When a signal with the matched tone is re“ ” appears ceived, the transceiver emits beep tones and blinks “ .” • Beep tones sound for 30 sec. and “ ” F D TX MR blinks. To stop the beeps manually, push any key. “ ” continues blinking until step y is operated. y Push [PTT] to answer. • “ ” disappears and cancels the pocket beep function automatically.

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push [Y] or [Z]. F MR TX F MR D TX 40 . you can determine the tone frequency necessary to access a repeater or open the squelch. e Push [A•FUNC]. r When the CTCSS tone frequency or DTCS code is matched. pocket beep or tone squelch function. the squelch opens and the tone frequency or code is temporarily programmed into the selected mode such as memory or call channel. • The tone scan pauses when a CTCSS tone frequency or 3-digit DTCS code is detected. (One of “ . • The decoded CTCSS tone frequency or 3-digit DTCS code is used for the tone encoder or tone encoder/decoder depending on the selected tone condition or type in step w. • To change the scanning direction. then push [3•T. • Repeat several times to select the tone condition or type to be scanned. w Push [A•FUNC]. -“ ” : CTCSS tone encoder -“ ” : CTCSS tone encoder/decoder .9 SUBAUDIBLE TONES I Tone scan By monitoring a signal that is being operated with a repeater.No indication : Cannot be used for operation.SCAN] to start the tone scan.“D ” : DTCS tone encoder/decoder t Push [D•CLR] to stop the scan. then push [1•TONE]. q Set the frequency to be checked for a tone frequency or code.” “ ” or “ D ” appears) • The tone scan can be operated even if the tone condition or type is not selected. .

PAGER/CODE SQUELCH I Pager function 10 Optional UT-108 required This function uses DTMF codes for paging and can be used as a “message pager” to confirm you of a caller’s identification even when you leave the transceiver temporarily unattended. Pager selective code (push [PTT]) Beep Beep Beep 9 10 Answer back (manual) eep p B Bee Beep Set both transceivers to either code squelch or non-coded operation Communication 41 .

q Decide the ID code of each transceiver and a group code for your group. The contents in channel CP cannot be changed manually. “Receive accept” must be programmed. D Code channel assignment ID OR CODE CHANNEL GROUP CODE NUMBER Your ID code Other parties’ ID code Group code Memory space* 0 1–6 One of 1–6 P “RECEIVE ACCEPT” OR “RECEIVE INHIBIT” “Receive accept” only “Receive inhibit” should be programmed in each channel. “Receive inhibit” only.10 PAGER/CODE SQUELCH I Code programming D Before programming Optional UT-108 required The pager and code squelch functions require ID codes and a group code. These codes are 3-digit DTMF codes and must be written into the code channels before operation. e Program the ID code. *Channel CP automatically memorizes an ID code when receiving a pager call. 42 . w Decide whether you want to return to normal operation or code squelch operation after a connection is made. group code and transmit codes (other station’s codes) as below.

10 F MR TX t Rotate [VOL] to select a transmit code channel from C1 to C6. if desired. u Push [A•FUNC]. • Code channel C0 cannot be set as “receive inhibit. F MR TX e Rotate [VOL] to select code channel C0. then push [6•SKIP] to set the channel for “receive inhibit” or “receive accept. i Repeat steps t and y to set additional transmit code channels. then push [8•SET].” F MR TX F SKIP MR TX • When “receive inhibit” is set. then push [✱•OPTION]. C1 to C6. o Push [#•ENT 43 . • “C0” is the ID code and “C1” to “C6” are transmit codes. Up to 6 transmit codes are programmable into code channels. “SKIP” appears as at right. y Enter the desired 3-digit transmit code via the keypad. • A different ID code must be programmed into each transceiver. r Enter the desired 3-digit ID code via the keypad. 44). • One of either “CP” or “C0” to “C6” blinks.” F MR TX w Push [A•FUNC].” • See the table for “receive accept” and “receive inhibit” details (p. if required. q Push [A•FUNC]. ] or [PTT] to exit code set mode.PAGER/CODE SQUELCH 10 D Code programming An ID code MUST be programmed into code channel C0. • Pager mode is selected. • 100 MHz digit shows “P.

” otherwise the transceiver will not reject unnecessary calls. ➥ “Receive inhibit” (“SKIP” indicator appears) rejects calls even when the transceiver receives a code the same as that in the code channel. Transmit codes should therefore be programmed for “receive inhibit. 44 . • Pager/code squelch operation during channel indication To use these functions in channel indication. the pager/code squelch setting must be programmed with other memory contents before selecting channel number indication.10 PAGER/CODE SQUELCH • Receive accept/receive inhibit ➥ “Receive accept” (“SKIP” indicator does not appear) accepts pager calls when the transceiver receives a signal with a code the same as that in the code channel.

45 . then push [✱•OPTION]. y Wait for an answer back. push [A• FUNC]. 43). • When the transceiver receives an answer back code. or code channel contents will be changed. 10 u After confirming a connection. then push [8•SET].PAGER/CODE SQUELCH 10 I Pager operation D Calling a specific station Optional UT-108 required q Program the desired code channel in advance (p. e Push [A•FUNC]. or repeat the previous key operation again to select non-selective calling system. then push [✱•OPTION] to select the code squelch operation. ➥ Rotate [VOL] to select the desired code channel. w Set the operating frequency. • Set the AF and squelch to the desired level as in normal operation. • Pager mode is selected. i Communicate with the other party as normal: push [PTT] to transmit. • DO NOT push any digit keys while code channels C0 to C6 are displayed. the function display shows the other member’s ID or group code. t Push [PTT] to transmit the pager code.” F MR TX r Select the desired transmit code channel: ➥ Push [A•FUNC]. release to receive. ➥ Push [#•ENT ] to return to previous condition. • 100 MHz digit shows “P.

r Push [PTT] to send an answer back call and display the operating frequency. • When receiving a call. push [A• FUNC]. 888. and 888 has been programmed into code channel C6. F SKIP MR TX CP and blink.” e Wait for a call. w Push [A•FUNC]. or code channel contents will be changed. • PERSONAL CALLS This display appears when you are called with your ID code and the calling station’s ID code is 123. Code channel F MR TX F MR TX Previously received code. • GROUP CALLS This display appears when you are called with the group code. then push [✱•OPTION]. 46 . then push [✱•OPTION] to select code squelch operation. • 100 MHz digit shows “P. • DO NOT push any digit keys while code channels C0 to C6 are displayed. “E” and previously received code appear.10 PAGER/CODE SQUELCH D Waiting for a call from a specific station q Set the operating frequency. or repeat previous key operation again to select non-selective calling system. • ERROR INFORMATION When the transceiver receives an incomplete signal. t After confirming a connection. the caller’s ID or group code appears as shown below.

” F MR TX e Select the desired transmit code channel: ➥ Push [A•FUNC]. release [PTT] to receive). ➥ Push [#•ENT ] to exit code set mode. t To cancel the code squelch. if necessary. 47 . w Push [A•FUNC]. • Code squelch mode is selected. then push [8•SET]. Each push of [PTT] sends a 3-digit code in order to open the receiving station’s code squelch prior to voice transmission. • 100 MHz digit shows “1” when the function is cancelled. push [A• FUNC]. ➥ Rotate [VOL] to select the desired code channel. q Set the operating frequency. then push [✱•OPTION]. • Set the AF and squelch to the desired level as in normal operation.PAGER/CODE SQUELCH 10 I Code squelch Optional UT-108 required Code squelch provides communications with quiet standby since you will only receive calls from stations which know your ID or group code. • Repeat several times. then push [✱•OPTION]. 10 r Operate the transceiver in the normal way (push [PTT] to transmit. • 100 MHz digit shows “C.

from one of 50 available frequencies. w Push [Y] or [Z] to select the desired item. • To exit set mode. D Repeater tone frequency Selects tone encoder frequency for accessing a repeater.I SET MODE 11 OTHER FUNCTIONS D Entering SET MODE q Push [A•FUNC]. • 67.1 Hz (50 tones): 88.1 Hz (50 tones): 88.5 Hz (default) D DTCS code Selects DTCS encoder/decoder code with polarity (N: normal/I: inverse) from one of 208 available codes. push [#•ENT ].5 Hz (default) D Tone squelch frequency Selects frequency for tone squelch or pocket beep operation from one of 50 available frequencies. • Default: OFF F MR TX F MR TX F MR D TX F MR TX F MR TX 48 . e Rotate [VOL] to select the condition/value. D Reverse function Turns the reverse function ON and OFF. etc. • 67.00 MHz range.0–254.0–254. • 023N/I–754N/I: 023N (default) D Offset frequency Sets the offset frequency for duplex (repeater) operation within 0–20. then push [8•SET].

At : Lights when any key except [PTT] is pushed. 15. F MR TX D Scan pause timer Selects the scan pause time from SCt.At. the scan pauses according to the scan pause time.OTHER FUNCTIONS 11 D Tuning step Selects tuning step from 5. after secondary function is operated.At. F MR (default) • F1/2/3. TX 11 TX D LCD backlight F TX MR Selects LCD backlight lighting condition from auto.15 and SCP.At and F . Resumes 2 sec. after the signal disappears. • F0. • LIG.ON : Lights continuously while the transceiver is powered ON. 25 . 2 : Scan pauses until the signal disappears.10. 10. SCt. • F .15) • SCP. (default: SCt.5. F MR F1.At. When receiving signals. D Function key timer Selects [A•FUNC] effect timer from F0. ON and OFF.m.At : “ F ” disappears after 1/2/3 sec. F2.At : “ F ” disappears immediately after secondary function is operated.OF : Never lights. (default) • LIG.5. F TX MR • SCt. • LIG. 49 . 30 and 50 kHz. 5/10/15 : Scan pauses for 5/10/15 sec. F3. 12. F MR TX SCt. 2.m : “ F ” appears until [A•FUNC] is pushed again. 20.

11 OTHER FUNCTIONS D Transmission permission Turns transmission permission ON and OFF. See p. • tX . 43 for programming details. (default) • tX . This function can be set for each memory and call channel. 50 . *This item appears only when the optional UT-108 is installed and pager or code squelch function is activated.OF : Transmission is inhibited.ON: Transmission is permitted. independently. F MR TX Optional UT-108 required D Pager/Code squelch channel Programs 3-digit ID code in channel “C0” F TX MR and individual or group call code in channel “C1” to “C6” for the pager and code squelch functions.

• tOt. D Entering INITIAL SET MODE q While pushing [Y] and [Z]. [#•ENT ] [VOL] [POWER] [Y] [Z] D Key-touch beep Turns key-touch beep emission ON and OFF. of continuous transmission.OTHER FUNCTIONS 11 I INITIAL SET MODE AT POWER ON The INITIAL SET MODE is accessed at power on and allows you to set seldom-changed settings. F TX MR etc. (default) • tOt. • Default: ON 11 F MR TX D Time-out timer To prevent accidental prolonged transmission. In this way. 1–30 : The transmission is cut OFF after the set period elapses.OF : The time-out timer is turned OFF. • To exit set mode. you can “customize” transceiver operations to suit your preference and operating style. This timer can be cancelled. w Push [Y] or [Z] to select the desired item. 51 .. the transceiver has a time-out timer. push [#•ENT ]. This function cuts a transmission OFF after 1–30 min. e Rotate [VOL] to select the condition or value. turn power ON.

• RLO. select “POF.A. version only D Auto repeater The auto repeater function automatically F TX MR turns ON or OFF the duplex operation and tone encoder.. if necessary. • 30 min.S.RP : The repeater lockout is turned ON.bu : The busy lockout is turned ON. D Repeater lock-out Selects lockout type from repeater. 2 hours and OFF (default) F can be specified. • RLO. F TX MR Reset these frequencies. • RPt.AO MR tained even when the transceiver is turned OFF by the auto power-off function.OF : The auto repeater function is turned OFF.OF : No lockout is activated. • RLO. To cancel the function. The specified period is re. (default) D Auto power-off The transceiver can be set to automatically F MR turn OFF after a specified period with a beep when no key operations are performed. • RPt. The offset and repeater tone is not changed by the auto repeater function.11 OTHER FUNCTIONS U. (default) TX TX F MR TX F MR TX 52 . 1 hour.OF” in this set mode. busy and OFF.R1 : Activates for duplex only.

CH : Shows channel number* • dSP. • dSP. 2.0 cps speed (default) • 2: 200 msec.FR : Shows frequency (default) • dSP.6 cps speed • 5: 500 msec.5 cps speed • 3: 300 msec. • 1: 100 msec. S: The squelch closes in short delay. interval.dI : Tuning dial 11 F MR TX F MR TX D Display type Selects LCD indication type from frequency.VO : AF volume (default) • tOP. • tOP. 5. • Sqt. channel number and channel names. 1. (default) • Sqt.Nm: Shows channel names *Memory channels only can be selected.) D Dial assignment Selects [VOL] control action from AF volume and tuning dial. interval. interval. F MR TX F MR TX F MR TX 53 . F MR TX D DTMF speed F TX MR The rate at which DTMF memories send individual DTMF characters can be set to accommodate operating needs.OTHER FUNCTIONS 11 D Squelch delay Selects squelch delay from short and long to prevent repeated opening and closing of the squelch during reception of the same signal.0 cps speed (cps=characters/sec. interval. L: The squelch closes in long delay. 1.

AT : Automatic (default) • LCd. D Tuning speed acceleration The tuning speed acceleration automatically speeds up the tuning speed when pushing and holding [Y] or [Z]. (default) • S–S. m : The tuning speed acceleration is not activated. 1:8. 8 : 1:8 duty cycle • P–S. (default) F MR • P–S. 2 : 1:2 duty cycle • P–S. 1:2 and OFF. *When tuning dial is assigned with [VOL].11 OTHER FUNCTIONS D LCD contrast Selects LCD contrast from auto and low.32 : 1:32 duty cycle • P–S. 1:32.16 : 1:16 duty cycle • P–S. or rotating [VOL] rapidly.At : The tuning speed acceleration is activated. TX TX F MR TX F MR TX 54 . 1:16. • P–S.LO : Low contrast F MR TX D Power save Selects duty cycle for power save function F MR from auto.At : Duty cycle changes automatically.OF : The power save function is turned OFF.* • S–S. • LCd.

This assignMR ment is convenient for 3-channel use of simple operation. CH Freq. VFO mode cannot be selected via the microphone when SIMPLE mode is selected. CH Freq.N2 : Normal 2 • mIC. Down Memory CH Down Memory CH Down A 1750 Hz tone can be transmitted with the HM-75A operation.OTHER FUNCTIONS 11 Optional HM-75A required D Mic simple mode This item turns the microphone simple mode F TX MR ON and OFF. Down Freq. • mIC.N1 : Normal 1 (default) • mIC.Sm : Simple mode HM-75A Mode key [A] [B] [Y] [Z] Freq. NOTE: Turn power OFF when connecting the HM-75A to the transceiver. Microphone simple mode is used to change the function assignments for keys in the optional HM-75A REMOTE CONTROL F TX SPEAKER-MICROPHONE as below. CH Freq. Up Memory CH Up SIMPLE [SQL] [B•CALL] MR-00CH MR-01CH 11 Freq. ➥ Push [A] while pushing [PTT]. 55 . CH NORMAL1 [B•CALL] Null VFO/Memory Null Freq. Up Memory CH Up NORMAL2 [SQL] VFO/Memory Null Freq.

turn power ON again. [POWER] [SQL] [D•CLR] 56 . After waiting a few seconds. when first applying power).g. If this problem occurs.11 OTHER FUNCTIONS I CPU reset AT POWER ON The function display may occasionally display erroneous information (e. This may be caused externally by static electricity or other factors. • While pushing [SQL] and [D•CLR]. turn power ON. turn power OFF. If the problem persists. CAUTION: Resetting the CPU returns the radio to factory default settings. perform CPU resetting operation as follows.

then ON again to exit 11 12 cloning mode. D Cloning using a PC Please refer to the HELP file that comes with CS-V8 SOFTWARE. w While pushing [A•FUNC] and [Y]. r When cloning is finished. • “CLONE” appears and the transceivers enter the clone standby condition. • “CL” appears in the master transceiver’s display and two digit numbers show that data is being transferred to the sub-transceiver. CLONING NOTE: DO NOT push the [PTT] on the sub-transceiver during cloning. • The master transceiver is used to send data to the sub-transceiver. • “CL IN” appears automatically in the sub-transceiver’s display and two digit numbers show that data is being received from the master transceiver. 57 . This will cause a cloning error. e Push [PTT] on the master transceiver. D Transceiver-to-transceiver cloning q Connect the OPC-474 CLONING CABLE AT POWER ON to the [SP] jack of the master and sub-transceivers. turn power OFF. turn power ON to enter cloning mode (master transceiver only— power ON only for sub-transceiver).CLONING 12 Cloning allows you to quickly and easily transfer the programmed contents from one transceiver to another transceiver.

e Remove the paper backing of 2251 OPT sheet supplied as an accessory. w Attach the optional unit. Insert the connector tightly to avoid a bad contact.I Optional UT-108 installation q Remove the optional 13 OPTIONAL UNIT connecter access cover (named 2251 OPT sheet). t Program the necessary information from the transceivers key pads or using the cloning software. this may result in injury. then lift and take away the cover. before operation.) q WARNING! NEVER attempt to remove the optional connector cover using your finger nails. • Insert a screwdriver into the hollow of the chassis. r Attach the new 2251 OPT sheet to the service window. (The cover cannot be used again. r e w 58 .

OPTIONAL UNIT 13 I Optional MB-87 installation D MB-87 stopper To attach the stopper To release the stopper D MB-87 belt clip When clipping to a part of your belt When releasing 13 59 .

• When removing CAUTION! HOLD THE TRANSCEIVER TIGHTLY. it will swivel 360 degrees.13 OPTIONAL UNIT D MB-87 stopper • When attaching Once the transceiver is locked in place. If the transceiver is accidentally dropped and the swivel belt clip’s stopper is cracked or damaged. the swivel belt clip may not work properly. 60 . WHEN ATTACHING OR REMOVING THE TRANSCEIVER FROM THE BELT CLIP.

+14˚F to +140˚F : ±10 ppm (–10˚C to +60˚C) : BNC (50 Ω) : 7.7 MHz.3 W at 10% distortion with an 8 Ω load : 2-conductor 3. 15.3 oz (with BP-222) 190 g. 20.2 V DC (6–10.5.5 (d) mm. range • Frequency stability • Antenna connector • Power supply requirement • Current drain (at 7. 21⁄8(W)×53⁄16(W)×13⁄8(W) in.5 W (Low) : ±5. 0. : 75 dB typ.5 W at 0. : 350 g. 2. 1 call and 6 programmed scan edges) : 5. : 65 dB typ. 12. AF Stand-by Power save • No.) : 14 144–148 MHz (Tx). of memory channels • Tuning steps • Dimensions (projections not included) • Weight (approx.2 V DC) • External speaker connector : Double conversion superheterodyne system : 1st: 21. 12.16 µV typ. frequency deviation • Spurious emissions • External mic.7 oz (without battery pack) D Transmitter • Modulation system • Output power (at 7. : 0. : More than 0. 8 Ω 61 .5 (d) mm.7 A Less than 250 mA Less than 70 mA Less than 20 mA : 107 (incl.2 V DC) Transmit at 5.5 W Receive at max. 6. 2nd: 450 kHz : 0.0 kHz : Less than –60 dB : 3-conductor 2. 25.5 W (High). 10.0 A Less than 0.2 kΩ 13 14 D Receiver • Receiving system • Intermediate frequencies • Sensitivity (at 12 dB SINAD) • Squelch sensitivity • Selectivity • Intermodulation rejection • Spurious & image rejection • Audio output power (at 7.1 µV typ. Icom’s battery pack only) : Less than 2.SPECIFICATIONS D General • Frequency range USA General (LM) • Operating temp. 136–174 MHz* (Rx) 136–174 MHz* (Tx/Rx) *Guaranteed 144–148 MHz range only : –10˚C to +60˚C.2 V DC) • Max. : 65 dB typ.3 V DC acceptable. connector : Variable reactance frequency modulation : 5. 30 and 50 kHz : 54(W)×132(H)×35(D) mm .

2 V 7.2 V 1100 mAh 1650 mAh 600 mAh * Operating periods are calculated under the following conditions: Tx:Rx:standby=5:5:90.5 to 2 hrs. • BC-119N DESKTOP CHARGER + AD-94 (#11) CHARGER ADAPTER For rapid charging of battery packs.5 W 5. D CHARGER • BC-144 DESKTOP CHARGER + BC-145 AC ADAPTER For rapid charging of battery packs. Battery case for R6 (AA) ×6 alkaline cells 7.5 W Operating Period*1 — 7. Charging time: 18.5 hrs. power save function: auto setting. Charging time: 15 hrs. An AC adapter is supplied with the charger. An AC adapter may be supplied depending on version. Charging time: 1.5 W 5. An AC adapter is additionally required. Charging time: 1. • BC-137 (#11) BATTERY CHARGER + BC-122 AC ADAPTER For regular charging of battery packs.) For rapid charging of up to 6 battery packs (six AD-94’s are required) simultaneously. Charging time: 1.5 W 5. is activated *2Operation with the LOW output power selection is recommended.5 to 2 hrs.2 V 7.5 to 2 hrs. 11 hrs.5 hrs. An AC adapter is additionally required. An AC adapter is supplied with the charger. 4 hrs. 62 . • BC-121N MULTI-CHARGER + AD-94 (#11) CHARGER ADAPTER (6 pcs.15 OPTIONS D BATTERY PACKS Battery Pack BP-208*2 BP-209 BP-210 BP-222 1 Voltage Capacity Output Power 5. • BC-146 BATTERY CHARGER + BC-147 AC ADAPTER For regular charging of battery packs. D INTERNAL UNIT • UT-108 DTMF DECODER UNIT Provides pager and code squelch capabilities.

• HM-128L EARPHONE-MICROPHONE You can clip the microphone with PTT switch to your lapel or breast pocket. • SP-13 EARPHONE Provides clear receive audio in noisy environments. HM-131L has moisture proof construction. 15 HM-131L HM-75A HM-46L HM-128L HS-51 63 . • HS-51 HEADSET Allows you hands-free operation. MB-87: Swivel belt clip • OPC-474 CLONING CABLE For cloning between transceivers. HM-75A has 4 function switches for remote control capabilities. PTT and “onetouch” PTT with time-out timer. • MB-68/MB-74/MB-87 BELT CLIPS MB-68: Same as that supplied with the transceiver.OPTIONS 15 D OTHER OPTIONS • HM-54/HM-46L/HM-75A/HM-131L SPEAKER-MICROPHONES Combination speaker-microphones that provide convenient operation while hanging the transceiver from your belt. Includes VOX. MB-74: Exclusive alligator-type belt clip.

A-6043H-1EX-w Printed in Japan © 2001. 2002 Icom Inc. Hirano-ku. 1-1-32 Kamiminami. Osaka 547-0003 Japan .

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