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INSTRUCTION MANUAL

VHF/UHF FM TRANSCEIVER

iE208
FOREWORD IMPORTANT
Thank you for purchasing this Icom product. The IC-E208 READ ALL INSTRUCTIONS carefully and completely
VHF/UHF FM TRANSCEIVER is designed and built with Icom’s state before using the transceiver.
of the art technology and craftsmanship. With proper care, this
product should provide you with years of trouble-free operation. SAVE THIS INSTRUCTION MANUAL— This in-
struction manual contains important operating instructions for
We want to take a couple of moments of your time to thank the IC-E208.
you for making your IC-E208 your radio of choice, and hope
you agree with Icom’s philosophy of “technology first.” Many
hours of research and development went into the design of
your IC-E208. EXPLICIT DEFINITIONS
WORD DEFINITION
D FEATURES Personal injury, fire hazard or electric shock
R WARNING!
may occur.
❍ Switchable VHF and UHF transceiver CAUTION Equipment damage may occur.
❍ Selectable backlit color from amber, green Recommended for optimum use. No risk of
NOTE
and yellow personal injury, fire or electric shock.

❍ Detachable controller for flexible installation


❍ 55 W* of high transmit output power
*VHF band; 50 W for UHF

❍ Remote control microphone standard


❍ New DMS (Dynamic Memory Scan) system Icom, Icom Inc. and the logo are registered trademarks of Icom
Incorporated (Japan) in the United States, the United Kingdom, Ger-
many, France, Spain, Russia and/or other countries.
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PRECAUTION
RWARNING RF EXPOSURE! This device emits Radio NEVER let objects impede the operation of the cooling fan on the
Frequency (RF) energy. Extreme caution should be observed when rear panel.
operating this device. If you have any questions regarding RF expo- DO NOT push the PTT when not actually desiring to transmit.
sure and safety standards please refer to the Federal Communica-
tions Commission Office of Engineering and Technology’s report on
DO NOT allow children to play with any radio equipment contain-
ing a transmitter.
Evaluating Compliance with FCC Guidelines for Human Radio fre-
quency Electromagnetic Fields (OET Bulletin 65). During mobile operation, DO NOT operate the transceiver with-
out running the vehicle’s engine. When the transceiver’s power is ON
RWARNING! NEVER connect the transceiver to an AC out- and your vehicle’s engine is OFF, the vehicle’s battery will soon be-
let. This may pose a fire hazard or result in an electric shock. come exhausted.
RWARNING! NEVER operate the transceiver while driving a AVOID using or placing the transceiver in direct sunlight or in
vehicle. Safe driving requires your full attention—anything less may areas with temperatures below –10°C or above +60°C.
result in an accident.
BE CAREFUL! The transceiver will become hot when operat-
NEVER connect the transceiver to a power source of more than ing it continuously for long periods.
16 V DC. This will damage the transceiver.
AVOID setting the transceiver in a place without adequate venti-
NEVER connect the transceiver to a power source using reverse lation. Heat dissipation may be affected, and the transceiver may be
polarity. This will damage the transceiver. damaged.
NEVER cut the DC power cable between the DC plug and fuse AVOID the use of chemical agents such as benzine or alcohol
holder. If an incorrect connection is made after cutting, the transceiver when cleaning, as they can damage the transceiver’s surfaces.
may be damaged.
USE Icom microphones only (supplied or optional). Other manu-
NEVER expose the transceiver to rain, snow or any liquids. The facturer’s microphones have different pin assignments and may dam-
transceiver may be damaged. age the transceiver if attached.
NEVER operate or touch the transceiver with wet hands. This may
result in an electric shock or damage the transceiver.
NEVER place the transceiver where normal operation of the vehi-
cle may be hindered or where it could cause bodily injury.

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SUPPLIED ACCESSORIES TABLE OF CONTENTS
FOREWORD ........................................................................................... i
q e IMPORTANT ............................................................................................ i
EXPLICIT DEFINITIONS ......................................................................... i
w PRECAUTION ........................................................................................ ii
SUPPLIED ACCESSORIES .................................................................. iii
TABLE OF CONTENTS ......................................................................... iii
QUICK REFERENCE GUIDE ............................................................. I–X
■ Installation ....................................................................................... I
■ Your first contact .......................................................................... VII
■ Repeater operation ....................................................................... IX
■ Programming memory channels..................................................... X
t y
r u 1 PANEL DESCRIPTION ............................................................... 1–10
■ Front panel— controller ................................................................. 1
■ Function display ............................................................................. 3
■ Rear panel ..................................................................................... 5
■ Microphone (HM-133) .................................................................... 7
■ Microphone keypad ........................................................................ 8
■ Optional microphones (HM-118N/TN)........................................... 10
q DC power cable (3 m) ………………………………………1 2 SETTING A FREQUENCY ........................................................ 11–14
w Mobile mounting bracket……………………………………1 ■ Preparation ................................................................................... 11
e Microphone (HM-133)* ……………………………………1 ■ Using the tuning dial .................................................................... 12
■ Using the [Y]/[Z] keys ................................................................. 12
r Fuse (20 A) …………………………………………………1
■ Using the keypad ......................................................................... 12
t Mounting screws, nuts and washers …………………1 set ■ Tuning step selection ................................................................... 13
y Microphone hanger …………………………………………1 ■ Lock functions .............................................................................. 14
u Separation cable (3.5 m) …………………………………1 3 BASIC OPERATION ................................................................. 15–18
*HM-118N HAND MICROPHONE or HM-118TN DTMF MICROPHONE sup- ■ Receiving ..................................................................................... 15
plied versions are also available. ■ Monitor function ........................................................................... 15
■ Squelch attenuator ....................................................................... 16
■ Transmitting ................................................................................. 17
■ Selecting output power ................................................................ 17

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■ One-touch PTT function ............................................................... 18 9 DTMF MEMORY ENCODER ..................................................... 47–50
■ Audio mute function ..................................................................... 18 ■ Programming a DTMF code ......................................................... 47 3
4 REPEATER OPERATION ......................................................... 19–25 ■ Transmitting a DTMF code .......................................................... 49
■ General ........................................................................................ 19 ■ DTMF speed ................................................................................ 50 4
■ Accessing a repeater ................................................................... 20 10 POCKET BEEP AND TONE SQUELCH ................................... 51–54
■ Subaudible tones ......................................................................... 22 ■ Pocket beep operation ................................................................. 51
5
■ Offset frequency .......................................................................... 24 ■ Tone/DTCS squelch operation ..................................................... 53 6
5 MEMORY OPERATION ............................................................ 25–36 ■ Tone scan ..................................................................................... 54
■ General description ...................................................................... 25 11 OTHER FUNCTIONS ................................................................ 55–69 7
■ Memory channel selection ........................................................... 25 ■ Set mode ...................................................................................... 55
■ Programming a memory channel ................................................. 26 ■ Initial set mode ............................................................................. 60 8
■ Copying memory contents ........................................................... 28 ■ AM/FM narrow mode ................................................................... 63
■ Memory clearing .......................................................................... 30 ■ Microphone keys .......................................................................... 64 9
■ Programming channel names ..................................................... 31 ■ Partial reset .................................................................................. 65
■ Memory bank selection ................................................................ 34 ■ All reset ........................................................................................ 65 10
■ Memory bank setting .................................................................... 35 ■ Data cloning ................................................................................. 66
■ Transferring bank contents .......................................................... 36 ■ Packet operation .......................................................................... 67
11
6 CALL CHANNEL OPERATION ................................................ 37–38 12 MAINTENANCE ........................................................................ 70–71 12
■ Call channel selection .................................................................. 37 ■ Troubleshooting ........................................................................... 70
■ Call channel transferring .............................................................. 37 ■ Fuse replacement ........................................................................ 71 13
■ Programming a call channel ........................................................ 38 13 SPECIFICATIONS AND OPTIONS ........................................... 72–73
7 SCAN OPERATION .................................................................. 39–44 ■ Specifications ............................................................................... 72 14
■ Scan types ................................................................................... 39 ■ Options ......................................................................................... 73
■ Scan start/stop ............................................................................. 40 14 CE ................................................................................................... 74 15
■ Scan edges programming ............................................................ 41 15 MODE ARRANGEMENT ........................................................... 75–76
■ Skip channel setting ..................................................................... 43
■ Scan resume condition ................................................................ 44
8 PRIORITY WATCH .................................................................... 45–46
■ Priority watch types ...................................................................... 45
■ Priority watch operation ............................................................... 46

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QUICK REFERENCE GUIDE

■ Installation
D Installation methods
• Single body installation • Remote installation
Transceiver Front panel

Main unit

• The supplied mounting bracket (or optional MB-17A) can be • The supplied OPC-600R SEPARATION CABLE can be used for
used for the main unit installation. remote installation.
• Optional OPC-601R SEPARATION CABLE (7 m) is available for
extend installation.
• Optional MB-58 REMOTE CONTROLLER BRACKET and MB-65
MOUNTING BASE are available for increasing front panel
mounting possibilities.
• Optional OPC-440 MICROPHONE CABLE (5.0 m) and OPC-647
(2.5 m) are available to extend the microphone cable.
• Optional OPC-441 SPEAKER CABLE (5.0 m) is available to ex-
tend the speaker cable.

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QUICK REFERENCE GUIDE

D Location D Using the mounting bracket

Quick reference guide


Select a location which can support the weight of the trans- qDrill 4 holes where the mounting bracket is to be installed.
ceiver and does not interfere with driving. We recommend the • Approx. 5.5–6 mm when using nuts; approx. 2–3 mm when using
locations shown in the diagram below. self-tapping screws.
wInsert the supplied screws, nuts and washers through the
NEVER place the transceiver or remote controller where nor- mounting bracket and tighten.
mal operation of the vehicle may be hindered or where it eAdjust the angle for your suitable position.
could cause bodily injury. Nut
NEVER place the transceiver or remote controller where air Spring washer
bag deployment may be obstructed.
DO NOT place the transceiver or remote controller where hot
or cold air blows directly onto it. Mounting
AVOID placing the transceiver or remote controller in direct bracket
sunlight.

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Main unit Flat washer


When using
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Controller Main unit screws 25˚
Main unit

IMPORTANT!
Detailed installation notes for Icom mobile transceivers to
be fitted into vehicles are available. Contact your Icom
dealer or distributor.
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D Microphone connection wConnect a separation cable between the controller and


Connect the supplied microphone as illustrated below. main unit using the supplied screws as illustrated below.
• Controller’s rear panel • Main unit

D Separation cable connection


Using the supplied separation cable (3.5 m) or the optional
separation cable (7 m) the controller can be separated from
the main unit, doubling as a remote controller. OPC-600R or OPC-601R
q Detach the controller as below.
CAUTION!
NEVER short the terminals of the separation connector.
The 13.8 V power line is available in the connector, so the
transceiver may damage when short circuited.
q

Release latch w NEVER short the terminals

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QUICK REFERENCE GUIDE

D Optional MB-58 installation

Quick reference guide


The optional MB-58 REMOTE CONTROLLER BRACKET is avail- rAttach the supplied Velcro pads (large) to the remote con-
able for separate installation. troller and bracket.
tAttach the supplied Velcro pads (small) or rubber pad to
q Drill 2 or 4 holes where the bracket is to be installed. the bracket as shown below; then attach the remote con-
• Approx. 4 mm when using nuts; approx. 1–2 mm when using troller.
self-tapping screws.
wInsert the supplied screws, bolts and washers through the
mounting base and tighten.
eAdjust the angle for the clearest view of the function dis-
play and tighten 2 screws when the mounting base is used.

MB-58 IC-E208 remote controller


When using self- Bracket
tapping screws.
• When using the optional MB-65
Mounting
bolt
MB-58

Adjust the viewing


angle for maximum
Mounting visibility of the
base function display.
MB-65

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D Battery connection D DC power supply connection


☞ RWARNING NEVER remove the fuse holders from the Use a 13.8 V DC power supply with at least 15 A capacity.
DC power cable.
☞ NEVER connect the transceiver directly to a 24 V battery. Make sure the ground terminal of the DC power supply is
☞ DO NOT use the cigarette lighter socket for power con- grounded.
nections. (See p. 5 for details)
• CONNECTING TO A DC POWER SUPPLY
Attach a rubber grommet when passing the DC power cable
through a metal plate to prevent a short circuit.

• CONNECTING TO A DC POWER SOURCE


IC-E208
Grommet

IC-E208
DC power
supply 13.8 V

⊕ red − black
+ red to an
_ black
Fuses AC − ⊕
20 A outlet

Fuses
WARNING! 12 V − black 20 A
NEVER battery ⊕ red
remove the
12 V fuse holders.
Supplied
DC power cable See p. 71 for fuse replacement.
NOTE: Crimp Solder
Use terminals for the
cable connections.
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QUICK REFERENCE GUIDE

D Antenna installation • Antenna connector

Quick reference guide


• Antenna location The antenna uses a PL-259 connector.
To obtain maximum performance from the transceiver, select • PL-259 CONNECTOR
a high-quality antenna and mount it in a good location. A non- 30 mm q Slide the coupling ring
radial antenna should be used when using a magnetic mount. down. Strip the cable
Trunk-mount jacket and soft solder.
Roof-mount antenna antenna Coupling ring 10 mm (soft solder)
(Drill a hole or use a magnetic mount.) 10 mm Soft
w Strip the cable as shown
solder
at left. Soft solder the cen-
Gutter-mount antenna
ter conductor.
1–2 mm

solder solder e Slide the connector body


on and solder it.

r Screw the coupling ring


onto the connector body.

NOTE: There are many publications covering proper an-


tennas and their installation. Check with your local dealer
for more information and recommendations.

To antenna

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QUICK REFERENCE GUIDE

■ Your first contact


Now that you have your IC-E208 installed in your car or 2. Selecting the operating frequency band
shack, you are probably excited to get on the air. We would The IC-E208 has 2 m and 70 cm transmittable bands.
like to take you through a few basic operation steps to make
your first “On The Air” an enjoyable experience.
[BAND]
1. Turning ON the transceiver
Before powering up your IC-E208, you may want to make
sure the audio volume and squelch level controls are set in Push [BAND] to select the desired frequency band.
9–10 o’clock positions.
➥ Push [BAND] to select the desired frequency band.
[VOL]
Using the HM-133
[SQL] You can select the desired frequency band from the HM-133.

Set [VOL] and [SQL] controls to 9–10 o’clock positions.

Although you have purchased a brand new transceiver, some


settings may be changed from the factory defaults because
Push
of the QC process. Resetting the CPU is necessary to start
from factory default.
[SET•LOCK]
[PWR]
[S.MW•MW]

While pushing [SET•LOCK] and [S.MW•MW], turn power ON. Push


➥ While pushing both [SET•LOCK] and [S.MW•MW], push
[PWR] for 1 sec. to reset the CPU.
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QUICK REFERENCE GUIDE

3. Tune the frequency

Quick reference guide


The tuning dial will allow you to dial in the frequency you want
to operate. Pages 12 and 13 will instruct you on how to set
the tuning speed.

[DIAL]

Rotate [DIAL] to tune the frequency.

Using the HM-133


You can directly enter the frequency with the HM-133 keypad
for the main band.
[EXAMPLE]: Setting frequency to 145.3625 MHz.

Push

Push

Push

Push

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QUICK REFERENCE GUIDE

■ Repeater operation
1. Setting duplex Using the HM-133
Push [BAND] to select the frequency band. Plus or minus duplex selection and the repeater tone setting
Push [LOW•DUP] for 1 sec. once or twice to select minus du- can be made easily via HM-133.
plex or plus duplex. Push [DUP– 7(TONE)] for minus duplex; [DUP+ 8(TSQLS)]
for plus duplex selection, push [FUNC] then [DUP– 7(TONE)]
to turn the repeater tone ON.

Push

[LOW•DUP]
Push
2. Repeater tone
Push [TONE•T-SCAN] several times until “T” appears, if the
repeater requires a subaudible tone to be accessed.
Push , then

[TONE•T-SCAN]

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QUICK REFERENCE GUIDE

■ Programming memory channels

Quick reference guide


The IC-E208 has a total of 512 memory channels (including Using the HM-133
10 scan edges and 2 call channels) for storing often used op- q In VFO mode, set the desired operating frequency, includ-
erating frequency, repeater settings, etc. ing offset direction, tone settings, etc.
➥ Push [VFO/LOCK] to select VFO.
1. Setting a frequency
➥ Push [ENT C(T-OFF)] first, then enter the desired oper-
In VFO mode, set the desired operating frequency with re-
ating frequency via the keypad.
peater, tone and tuning steps, etc.
• Set other data, such as repeater tone, duplex information,
➥ Push [V/MHz•SCAN] to select VFO. tuning step, if necessary.
➥ Rotate [DIAL] to set the desired frequency. w Push [FUNC] then [CLR A(MW)].
• Set other data, such as repeater tone, duplex information, tuning
• “!” indicator and memory channel number blink.
step), if desired.

2. Selecting a memory channel


Push [S.MW•MW], then rotate [DIAL] to select the desired Push ,
memory channel. then
• “!” indicator and memory channel number blink.

e Push [Y]/[Z] to select the desired memory channel.


r Push [FUNC] then push [CLR A(MW)] for 1 sec. to pro-
gram.
• 3 beeps sound
[S.MW•MW] • Memory channel number automatically increases when continu-
ing to push [CLR A(MW)] after programming.
3. Writing a memory channel
Push and hold [S.MW•MW] for 1 sec. to program.
• 3 beeps sound
• Return to VFO mode automatically after the program.
• Memory channel number automatically increases when continuing
to push [S.MW•MW] after programming.
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1 PANEL DESCRIPTION

■ Front panel— controller


q w Function display (p. 3) e r

!3 !2 !1 !0 o i u y t

q SET•LOCK SWITCH [SET•LOCK] r POWER SWITCH [PWR]


➥ Enters set mode when pushed. (p. 55) Turns power ON and OFF when pushed for 1 sec.
➥ Switches the lock function ON and OFF when pushed
t MICROPHONE CONNECTOR
for 1 sec. (p. 14)
Connects the supplied or an optional microphone.
w TUNING DIAL [DIAL]
Selects the operating frequency (p. 12), memory channel q +8 V DC output (Max. 10 mA)
(p. 25), the setting of the set mode item and the scanning w Channel up/down
direction (p. 40). e 8 V control IN
q i r PTT
e VOLUME CONTROL [VOL] (p. 15) t GND (microphone ground)
Adjusts the audio level. y MIC (microphone input)
u GND
i Data IN
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PANEL DESCRIPTION 1

y SQUELCH CONTROL [SQL] !2 BAND SWITCH [BAND] 1


Varies the squelch level. (p. 15) ➥ Push to select the operating frequency band. (p. 11)
• The RF attenuator activates and increases the attenuation when ➥ Push to select the call channel 1 or 2 during call channel
rotated clockwise to the center position and further. (p. 16) operation. (p. 37)
➥ Push for 1 sec. to select the operating mode. (p. 63)
u MONITOR•DTMF SWITCH [MONI•DTMF]
➥ Push to switch the monitor function ON and OFF. (p. 15) !3 MEMORY WRITE SWITCH [S.MW•MW] (pgs. 26, 38, 41)
➥ Turns DTMF memory encoder ON and OFF when ➥ Selects a memory channel for programming when
pushed for 1 sec. (p. 47) pushed.
➥ Programs the selected memory channel when pushed
i OUTPUT POWER•DUPLEX SWITCH [LOW•DUP] for 1 sec.
➥ Each push changes the output power selection. (p. 17)
➥ Push for 1 sec. to select DUP–, DUP+ and simplex op-
eration. (p. 20)
o TONE•TONE SCAN SWITCH [TONE•T-SCAN]
➥ Each push selects a tone function. (pgs. 20, 51)
• Subaudible tone encoder, pocket beep (CTCSS), tone
squelch, pocket beep (DTCS), DTCS squelch or tone func-
tion OFF can be selected. !4
➥ Push for 1 sec. to start the tone scan. (p. 54)
!4 CONTROLLER RELEASE LATCH
!0 MEMORY/CALL•PRIORITY SWITCH [M/CALL•PRIO] While pushing this latch, slide the controller to the left to
➥ Push to select and toggle memory and call channel remove it.
modes. (pgs. 11, 25, 37)
➥ Starts priority watch when pushed for 1 sec. (p. 46)
!1 VFO/MHz TUNING•SCAN SWITCH [V/MHz•SCAN]
➥ Selects and toggles VFO mode and 1 MHz (or 10 MHz
for some versions) tuning when pushed. (p. 11)
➥ Starts scan when pushed for 1 sec. (p. 40)
• Cancels a scan when pushed during scan.

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1 PANEL DESCRIPTION

■ Function display
q w e r t y u

!6
!5

!4 !3 !2 !1 !0

q TRANSMIT INDICATOR e TONE INDICATORS


➥ Appears while transmitting. (p. 17) ➥ “T” appears while the subaudible tone encoder is in use.
➥ Blinks while transmitting with the one-touch PTT func- (p. 20)
tion. (p. 18) ➥ “T SQL” appears while the tone squelch function is in
use. (p. 51)
w DUPLEX INDICATORS (p. 20)
➥ “DTCS” appears while the DTCS squelch function is in
“DUP” appears when plus duplex, “DUP –” appears when
use. (p. 51)
minus duplex (repeater) operation is selected.
➥ “S” appears with the “T SQL” or “DTCS” indicator
while the pocket beep function (with CTCSS or DTCS) is in
use. (p. 51)

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PANEL DESCRIPTION 1

r NARROW MODE INDICATOR (p. 63) !2 SKIP INDICATORS 1


Appears when the FM/AM narrow mode is selected. ➥ “~”appears when the displayed memory channel is
specified as a skip channel. (p. 43)
t AM INDICATOR (p. 63)
➥ “P ~” appears when the displayed frequency is spec-
Appears when AM mode is selected.
ified as a program skip frequency. (p. 43)
y SQUELCH ATTENUATOR INDICATOR (p. 16)
!3 MEMORY INDICATOR (pgs. 11, 25)
Appears when the squelch attenuator function is activated.
Appears when memory mode is selected.
• The attenuator can be switched OFF in initial set mode. (p. 62)
!4 S/RF INDICATORS
u AUTO POWER-OFF INDICATOR (p. 61)
➥ Shows the relative signal strength while receiving sig-
Appears while the auto power OFF function is in use.
nals. (p. 15)
i AUDIO MUTE INDICATOR (P. 18) ➥ Shows the output power level while transmitting. (p. 17)
Appears when the audio mute function is activated.
• The mute can only be switched ON and OFF from the HM-133 !5 OUTPUT POWER INDICATORS
only. “LOW” appears when low output power; “MID” appears
when middle output power is selected.
o FREQUENCY READOUT No indicator appears when high output power is selected.
Shows the operating frequency, channel names, set mode
contents, etc. !6 BUSY INDICATOR
• Frequency decimal point blinks while scanning. (p. 40) ➥ Appears when a signal is being received or the squelch
• “d” appears in place of the 1st digit while the DTMF memory is open. (p. 15)
function is in use. (p. 47) ➥ Blinks while the monitor function is activated. (p. 15)
!0 PRIORITY INDICATOR (p. 46)
Appears while the priority watch is activated; blinks while
the watch is paused.
!1 MEMORY CHANNEL NUMBER INDICATORS
➥ Shows the selected memory channel number. (p. 25)
➥ Shows the selected bank initial. (p. 34)
➥ “C” appears when the call channel is selected. (p. 37)
➥ “L” appears when the lock function is activated. (p. 14)
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1 PANEL DESCRIPTION

■ Rear Panel
q w e r r ANTENNA CONNECTOR [ANT]
Connects a 50 Ω antenna with a PL-259 connector and a
50 Ω coaxial cable.
ANTENNA INFORMATION
For radio communications, the antenna is of critical impor-
tance, to maximize your output power and receiver sensi-
tivity. The transceiver accepts a 50 Ω antenna and less
than 1:1.5 of Voltage Standing Wave Ratio (VSWR). High
SWR values not only may damage the transceiver but also
lead to TVI or BCI problems.
t

q DATA SOCKET [DATA] t POWER RECEPTACLE [DC13.8V]


Connects a TNC (Terminal Node Controller), etc. for data Accepts 13.8 V DC ±15% with the supplied DC power
communications. cable.
• See p. 6 for connection information.
☞ NOTE: DO NOT use a cigarette lighter socket as a
w EXTERNAL SPEAKER JACK [SP] power source when operating in a vehicle. The plug
Connects an 8 Ω speaker. may cause voltage drops and ignition noise may be su-
• Audio output power is more than 2.0 W. perimposed onto transmit or receive audio.

e COOLING FAN
Rotates while transmitting.
Also rotates while receiving depending on the setting in ini-
tial set mode. (p. 61)

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PANEL DESCRIPTION 1

D DATA JACK PIN ASSIGNMENT 1


q w

e r

t y Front panel view

q DATA IN
Input terminal for data transmit. See p. 62 for details on
how to toggle data speed between 1200 (AFSK) and
9600 bps (G3RUH, GMSK).
w GND
Common ground for DATA IN, DATA OUT and AF OUT.
e PTT P
PTT terminal for packet operation only. Connect ground to
transmit data.
r DATA OUT
Data out terminal for 9600 bps operation only.
t AF OUT
Data out terminal for 1200 bps operation only.
y P SQL
Becomes high (+5 V) when the transceiver receives a sig-
nal which opens the squelch.
• To avoid unnecessary TNC transmission, connect squelch to the
TNC to inhibit transmission when receiving signals.
• Keep audio output at a normal level, otherwise a “P SQL” signal
will not be output.

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1 PANEL DESCRIPTION

■ Microphone (HM-133*) r ACTIVITY INDICATOR


➥ Lights red while any key, except [FUNC] and [DTMF-S],
!1 is pushed, or while transmitting.
q !0 ➥ Lights green while the one-touch PTT function is in use.
w o t KEYPAD (pgs. 8, 9)
e i
u y FUNCTION INDICATOR
r y ➥ Lights orange while [FUNC] is activated—indicates the
secondary function of switches can be accessed.
Mic element ➥ Lights green when [DTMF-S] is activated—DTMF sig-
t nals can be transmitted with the keypad.
u 2nd FUNCTION SWITCH [FUNC]
i DTMF SELECT SWITCH [DTMF-S] (p. 49)
o FUNCTION SWITCHES [F-1]/[F-2] (p. 64)
*A different microphone Program and recall your desired transceiver conditions.
may be supplied de-
pending on version. !0 BAND SWITCH [BAND]
➥ Push to select the frequency band. (p. 11)
q VFO/LOCK SWITCH [VFO/LOCK] ➥ Push for 1 sec. to select the operating mode. (p. 63)
➥ Push to select VFO mode. (p. 11) !1 MEMORY/CALL SWITCH [MR/CALL]
➥ Push for 1 sec. to switch the lock function ON and OFF. ➥ Push to select memory mode. (p. 11)
(p. 14) ➥ Push for 1 sec. to select call channel. (p. 37)
w PTT SWITCH
➥ Push and hold to transmit; release to receive.
➥ Switches between transmitting and receiving while the
one-touch PTT function is in use. (p. 18)
e UP/DOWN SWITCHES [Y]/[Z]
➥ Push either switch to change operating frequency,
memory channel, set mode setting, etc. (pgs. 12, 25, 55)
➥ Push either switch for 1 sec. to start scanning. (p. 40)
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PANEL DESCRIPTION 1

■ Microphone keypad 1

KEY FUNCTION SECONDARY FUNCTION ( +key) OTHER FUNCTIONS


Switches between opening and closing the In memory mode enters bank selecting
squelch. (p. 15) condition. (p. 35)
Starts and stops scanning. (p. 40) Starts and stops tone scanning. (p. 54)

Starts and stops priority watch. (p. 46) Turns the one-touch PTT function ON and
OFF. (p. 18)
Selects high output power. (p. 17) Turns the DTCS squelch ON. (p. 53)
After pushing :
Selects mid. output power. (p. 17) Turns the DTCS pocket beep function ON. Transmits the appropriate
(p. 52) DTMF code. (pgs. 23, 49)
Selects low output power (p. 17) Turns the DTMF memory encoder function When the DTMF memory en-
ON. (p. 49) coder is activated, push [0] to
Selects minus duplex operation. (p. 21) Turns the subaudible tone encoder ON. [9] to transmit the appropriate
(p. 21) DTMF memory contents.
(p. 49)
Selects plus duplex operation. (p. 21) Turns the CTCSS pocket beep function
ON. (p. 52)
Selects simplex operation. (p. 21) Turns the tone squelch function ON.
(p. 53)
Increases audio output level. (p. 15) Sends a 1750 Hz tone signal while pushing
and holding. (p. 23)

8
1 PANEL DESCRIPTION

KEY FUNCTION SECONDARY FUNCTION ( +key) OTHER FUNCTIONS


➥ Cancels frequency entry. (p. 12) ➥ Selects a memory channel for program-
➥ Cancels the scan or priority watch. ming. (p. 27)
(pgs. 40, 46) ➥ Advances the memory channel number
➥ Exit set mode. (p. 55) when continuously pushed after pro-
gramming is completed. (p. 27)
➥ Enters set mode (p. 55) DTMF memory encoder function OFF.
➥ Advances the set mode selection order (p. 49)
after entering set mode. (p. 55)
➥ Sets the keypad for numeral input. Turns the subaudible tone encoder, pocket After pushing :
(p. 12) beep or CTCSS/DTCS tone squelch OFF. Transmits the appropriate
➥ Reverses the set mode selection order (pgs. 21, 52) DTMF code. (pgs. 23, 49)
after entering set mode. (p. 55)
Adjusts the squelch level increments. Mutes the audio. (p. 18)
(p. 15) • Mute function is released when any oper-
ation is performed.
Decreases audio output level. (p. 15) Sends a 1750 Hz tone signal for 0.5 sec.
(p. 23)
Adjusts the squelch level decrement. Locks the digit keys on the keypad (includ-
(p. 15) ing the A to D, # and M keys). (p. 14)

9
PANEL DESCRIPTION 1

■ Optional Microphones 1
(HM-118N/TN)
• HM-118N w q PTT SWITCH
Push and hold to transmit; release to receive.
w UP/DOWN SWITCHES [UP]/[DN]
ON
➥ Push either switch to change operating frequency,
memory channel, set mode setting, etc. (pgs. 12, 25, 55)
q e
➥ Push either switch for 1 sec. to start scanning. (p. 40)
OFF
e UP/DN LOCK SWITCH
Slide to toggle [UP]/[DN] switches function ON and OFF.
r KEYPAD (HM-118TN only)
While pushing [PTT], push the desired key to send the
DTMF code.
• HM-118TN w
(DTMF)

ON

q e
OFF

10
2 SETTING A FREQUENCY

■ Preparation D VFO and memory modes


The transceiver has 2 basic operating modes: VFO mode and
D Turning power ON/OFF memory mode. Select VFO mode first to set an operating fre-
quency.
[PWR]

➥ Push [PWR] for 1 sec. to turn power ON and OFF.


[V/MHz•SCAN]
D Operating frequency band selection
The IC-E208 has 2 m and 70 cm bands for transmission and
reception. In addition, extra frequency bands 127, 220, 350,
500 and 900 MHz bands are available for wide-band receiver
capability (depends on version).
[M/CALL•PRIO] Appears

[BAND] ➥ Push [V/MHz•SCAN] to select VFO mode.


• When VFO mode is already selected, the digit below 10 MHz
(the digit below 1 MHz or 100 kHz disappear depending on ver-
➥ Push [BAND] to select the desired frequency band. sions) disappear. In this case, push [V/MHz•SCAN] again (or
twice or 3 times depending on version).
➥ Push [BAND] to select the desired band. ➥ Push [M/CALL•PRIO] to select memory mode.
BAND • “!” indicator appears when memory mode is selected.

➥ Push [VFO/LOCK] to select VFO mode.


VFO/LOCK ➥ Push [MR/CALL] to select memory mode.

Note that in this manual, sections beginning with a micro-


phone icon (as above), designate operation via the HM-133
microphone.

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SETTING A FREQUENCY 2

■ Using the tuning dial ■ Using the keypad


q Rotate [DIAL] to set the frequency. The frequency can be directly set via numeral keys on the mi- 2
• If VFO mode is not selected, push [V/MHz•SCAN] to select VFO crophone.
mode. z Push [VFO/LOCK] to select VFO mode, if neces-
• The frequency changes in the selected tuning steps. (p. 13) ENT sary.
C x Push [ENT C(T-OFF)] to activate the keypad for
[DIAL] digit input.
c Push 6 keys to input a frequency.
• When a digit is mistakenly input, push [ENT C(T-OFF)]
to clear the input, then repeat input from the 1st digit.
[V/MHz•SCAN]
• Pushing [CLR A(MW)] clears input digits and retrieves
wTo change the frequency in 1 MHz (10 MHz for some versions) the frequency.
steps, push [V/MHz•SCAN], then rotate [DIAL].
• Pushing [V/MHz•SCAN] for 1 sec. starts scan function. If scan [EXAMPLE]: Setting frequency to 145.3625 MHz.
starts, push [V/MHz•SCAN] again to cancel it.
Push

While 10 MHz tuning step Push


While 1 MHz tuning step is
selected, the digit below is selected, the digit below
100 kHz disappear. 1 MHz disappear.

Push

■ Using the [Y]/[Z] keys


➥ Push [Y] or [Z] to select the desired frequency.
Push
YZ • Pushing [Y]/[Z] for 1 sec. activates a scan. If scan
starts, push [Y]/[Z] or [CLR A(MW)] to cancel it.

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2 SETTING A FREQUENCY

■ Tuning step selection


[
Tuning steps are the minimum frequency change increments r Rotate [DIAL] to select the desired tuning step.
when you rotate [DIAL] or push [Y]/[Z] on the microphone. tPush [V/MHz•SCAN] to exit set mode.
Independent tuning step for each frequency bands can be set
for individual tuning convenience. The following tuning steps z Push [BAND] to select the desired frequency
SET band.
are available. B • Push [VFO/LOCK] to VFO mode, if necessary.
• 5 kHz • 10 kHz • 12.5 kHz • 15 kHz
x Push [SET B(D-OFF)] to enter set mode.
• 20 kHz • 25 kHz • 30 kHz • 50 kHz
c Push [SET B(D-OFF)] or [ENT C(T-OFF)] several
• 100 kHz • 200 kHz
times until “TS” appears.
☞NOTE: For convenience, select a tuning step that matches v Push [Y] or [Z] to select the desired tuning step.
the frequency intervals of repeaters in your area. b Push [CLR A(MW)] to exit set mode.
q Push [BAND] to select the desired frequency band.
• Push [V/MHz•SCAN] to select VFO mode, if necessary.
w Push [SET•LOCK] to enter set mode.

[SET•LOCK]

ePush [SET•LOCK] or [S.MW•MW] several times until “TS”


appears as shown below.

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SETTING A FREQUENCY 2

■ Lock functions
To prevent accidental frequency changes and unnecessary D Microphone keypad lock 2
function access, use the lock function. The transceiver has 2 This function locks the microphone keypad.
different lock functions.
➥ Push [FUNC] then [SQLZ D(16KEY-L)] to
D Frequency lock 16KEY-L switch the microphone keypad lock function
This function locks [DIAL] and switches electronically and can ON and OFF.
be used together with the microphone lock function. • [PTT], [VFO/LOCK], [MR/CALL], [BAND], [Y], [Z],
[F-1], [F-2] and [FUNC] on the microphone can be
[SET•LOCK] used.
• All switches on the transceiver can be used.
• The keypad lock function is released when the
power is turned OFF then ON again.

“L” appears

➥ Push [SET•LOCK] for 1 sec. to turn the lock function ON


and OFF.
• [PTT], [MONI•DTMF] (monitor function only), [VOL] and [SQL]
can be used while the channel lock function is in use. Also,
TONE-1, TONE-2, DTMF tones or DTMF memory contents can
be transmitted from the microphone.
➥ Push [VFO/LOCK] for 1 sec. to switch the
VFO/LOCK lock function ON and OFF.

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3 BASIC OPERATION

■ Receiving ■ Monitor function


q Set the audio level. This function is used to listen to weak signals without disturb-
➥ Push [MONI•DTMF] to open the squelch. ing the squelch setting.
➥ Rotate [VOL] to adjust the audio level.
➥ Push [MONI•DTMF] to close the squelch.
w Set the squelch level.
➥ Rotate [SQL] fully counterclockwise in advance, then ro-
tate [SQL] clockwise until the noise just disappears.
• When interference is received, rotate [SQL] clockwise again [MONI•DTMF] Blinks
for attenuator operation. (p. 16)
➥ Push [MONI•DTMF] to open the squelch.
e Set the operating frequency. (pgs. 11, 12)
• “BUSY” blinks.
rWhen receiving a signal on the set frequency, squelch • Push [MONI•DTMF] again to cancel the function.
opens and the transceiver emits audio.
• “BUSY” appears and the S/RF ➥ Push [MONI 1(BANK)] to open the squelch.
indicator shows the relative MONI • Push [MONI 1(BANK)] again to cancel the function.
signal strength for the re- 1
ceived signal.
NOTE: When [SQL] adjustment is set too far clockwise,
Appears when receiving a signal (12–17 o’clock position) the squelch attenuator is acti-
vated. To monitor weak signals on the operating frequency,
✔CONVENIENT!
deactivate the squelch attenuator function. See p. 16 for
The audio and squelch level can also be adjusted
details.
SQLY/Z with [VOLY(TONE-1)]/[VOLZ 0(TONE-2)] and
D/# [SQLY D(MUTE)]/[SQLZ #(16KEY-L)], respectively.
• “VOL” for audio or “SQL” for squelch appears during set.
VOLY/Z
Show set level
M/0

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BASIC OPERATION 3

■ Squelch attenuator
The transceiver has an RF attenuator related to the squelch D Squelch attenuator setting USING INITIAL SET MODE
level setting. Approx. 10 dB attenuation is obtained at maxi- q Turn the transceiver power OFF.
mum setting. wWhile pushing [SET•LOCK], turn the power ON to enter ini-
3
The squelch attenuator allows you to set a minimum signal tial set mode.
level needed to open the squelch. The attenuator function can [SET•LOCK]
be deactivated in initial set mode.
[PWR]
➥ Rotate [SQL] clockwise past the 12 o’clock position to ac-
tivate the squelch attenuator.
• Attenuation level can be adjusted up to 10 dB (approx.) between ePush [SET•LOCK] or [S.MW•MW] to select “ATT” (squelch
12 o’clock and fully clockwise position. attenuator) item.
• When setting the squelch from the microphone, a level greater r Rotate [DIAL] to toggle the function ON and OFF.
than ‘19’ activates the squelch attenuator. • Select “OF” to deactivate the squelch attenuator function.

Noise squelch
Squelch
threshold

Squelch is Squelch
attenuator
t Push [PWR] to exit initial set mode.
open.

Shallow Deep

NOTE: The squelch attenuator functions even when the


monitor function is in use. Thus set [SQL] control within 10
to 12 o’clock position is recommended when using the
monitor function.

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3 BASIC OPERATION

■ Transmitting ■ Selecting output power


The transceiver has 3 output power levels to suit your oper-
CAUTION: Transmitting without an antenna will damage
ating requirements. Low output powers during short-distance
the transceiver.
communications may reduce the possibility of interference to
☞ NOTE: To prevent interference, listen on the channel be- other stations and will reduce current consumption.
fore transmitting by pushing [MONI•DTMF] on the front ➥ Push [LOW•DUP] once or twice to select the output power.
panel or [MONI 1(BANK)] on the microphone.
POWER OUTPUT
S/RF INDICATOR
q Select the frequency band. (p. 11) VHF/UHF
w Set the operating frequency. (pgs. 11, 12) High: 55 W/50 W
• Select output power if desired. See section at right for details.
e Push and hold [PTT] to transmit. Mid: 15 W*/15 W*
• “$” appears.
Low: 5 W*/5 W*
• The S/RF indicator shows the output power selection.
• A one-touch PTT function is available. See p. 18 for details. *approx
r Speak into the microphone using your normal voice level. • The output power can be changed while transmitting.
• DO NOT hold the microphone too close to your mouth or speak
too loudly. This may distort the signal. The microphone can also be used to select output power.
t Release [PTT] to return to receive. ➥ Push [HIGH 4(DTCS)] for high output power;
HIGH [MID 5(DTCSS)] for middle output power; and
4 [LOW 6(DTMF)] for low output power.
IMPORTANT! (for 55/50 W transmission):
The IC-E208 is equipped with protection circuit to protect • The output power can be changed via the microphone
MID during receive only.
the power amplifier circuit from high SWR (Standing Wave 5
Ratio) and temperature. When a high SWR antenna or no
antenna is connected, or when the transceiver temperature LOW
becomes extremely high, the transceiver reduces transmit 6
output power to 15 W (approx.) automatically.

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BASIC OPERATION 3

■ One-touch PTT function ■ Audio mute function


The PTT switch can be operated as a one-touch PTT switch This function temporarily mutes the audio without disturbing
(each push toggles between transmit/receive). Using this the volume setting.
function you can transmit without pushing and holding the
3
PTT switch. ➥ Push [FUNC] then [SQLY D(MUTE)] to mute
MUTE audio signals.
To prevent accidental, continuous transmission with this func- • The audio mute indicator, “ ” appears.
tion, the transceiver has a time-out timer. See p. 61 for de- • Push [CLR A(MW)] (or any other key) to cancel the
tails. function.

z Push [FUNC] then [PRIO 3(PTT-M)] to turn the


PTT-M one-touch PTT function ON.
• The activity indicator lights green.
x Push [PTT] to transmit and push again to re- Appears
ceive.
• A beep sounds when transmission is started and a
long beep sounds when returning to receive.
• “$” blinks when transmitting with the one-touch
PTT function.

indicator blnks

c Push [FUNC] then [PRIO 3(PTT-M)] to turn the


one-touch PTT function OFF.
• The activity indicator goes out.

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4 REPEATER OPERATION

■ General
Repeaters allow you to extend the operational range of your
radio because a repeater has much higher output power than
the typical transceiver. • Repeater operation flow chart

Normally, a repeater has independent frequencies for each Step 1:


Set the desired band to operate the repeater.
receiver and transmitter.
A subaudible tone may also be required to access a repeater.

Reference amateur radio hand books and local ham maga- Step 2:
Set the desired receive frequency (repeater output frequency).
zines for details of local repeaters such as repeater input/out-
put frequencies and locations.
Repeater example;
Receives the 145.950 MHz signal Step 3:
and the detected audio signals are Set the duplex (shifting) direction (– duplex or +duplex).
transmitted on 145.30 MHz simulta- - Set the offset frequency (shifting value), if required.
neously.

Step 4:
Set the subaudible tone (repeater tone) encoder function ON.
- Set the subaudible tone frequency, if required.

• Repeater settings can be stored into a memory channel.

Station A: Station B:
Tx: 145.350 MHz Tx: 145.350 MHz
Rx: 145.950 MHz Rx: 145.950 MHz

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REPEATER OPERATION 4

■ Accessing a repeater
q Set the receive frequency (repeater output frequency). r Push and hold [PTT] to transmit.
(pgs. 11, 12) • The displayed frequency automatically changes to the transmit
w Push [LOW•DUP] for 1 sec. one or two times, to select frequency (repeater input frequency).
• If “OFF” appears, confirm that the offset frequency (p. 24) is set
minus duplex or plus duplex.
correctly.
4
• “DUP–” or “DUP” appears to indicate the transmit frequency for
minus shift or plus shift, respectively. t Release [PTT] to receive.

While receiving While transmitting


[LOW•DUP] “DUP–” or “DUP” appears
e Push [TONE•T-SCAN] several times to turn ON the sub- yPush [MONI•DTMF] to check whether the other station’s
audible tone encoder, according to repeater requirements. transmit signal can be received directly.
• “T” appears uTo return to simplex operation, push [LOW•DUP] once or
• 88.5 Hz is set as the default; refer to p. 22 for tone frequency twice, to clear the “DUP–” or “DUP” indicator.
settings. iTo turn OFF the subaudible tone encoder, push [TONE•T-
• When the repeater requires a different tone system, see p. 23. SCAN] several times until no tone indicators appear.

[TONE•T-SCAN] “T” appears

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4 REPEATER OPERATION

z Set the receive frequency (repeater output fre- m Push [SIMP 9(TSQL)] to return to simplex opera-
DUP– quency). (pgs. 11, 12) SIMP tion.
7 9
x Push [DUP– 7(TONE)] to select minus duplex; • “DUP” or “DUP–” indicator disappears.
push [DUP+ 8(TSQLS)] to select plus duplex. , To turn OFF the subaudible tone encoder, push
DUP+ [FUNC] then [ENT C(T-OFF)].
8 Push

Push

c Push [FUNC] then [DUP– 7(TONE)] to turn ON


the subaudible tone encoder according to re-
peater requirements.
• Refer to p. 22 for the tone frequency setting.
• When the repeater requires a different tone system,
see p. 23.

Push ,

then .

v Push and hold [PTT] to transmit.


b Release [PTT] to receive.
n Push [MONI 1(BANK)] to check whether the
other station’s transmit signal can be received
directly.

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REPEATER OPERATION 4

■ Subaudible tones [ SET


z Set the frequency band, mode/channel you wish
to set the subaudible tones, such as VFO mode
(Encoder function) B
or memory/call channel.
• The subaudible tone frequency is independently pro-
D Subaudible tones grammed into each mode or channel.
q Select the frequency band, mode/channel you wish to set
x Push [SET B(D-OFF)] to enter set mode. 4
the subaudible tones, such as VFO mode or memory/call
c Push [SET B(D-OFF)] or [ENT C(T-OFF)] several
channel.
times until “T” and “rT” appears; or until “T SQL”
w Push [SET•LOCK] to enter set mode.
and “CT” appears for tone squelch or pocket
e Push [SET•LOCK] or [DUP•MONI] several times until “T”
beep use.
and “rT” appear; or until “T SQL” and “CT” appear for tone • When “d” is displayed in place of the 100 MHz digit,
squelch or pocket beep use. cancel the DTMF memory encoder in advance. (p. 49)
• When “d” is displayed in place of the 100 MHz digit, cancel the
DTMF memory encoder in advance. (p. 49)

Push

[SET•LOCK] “T” and “rT” appears v Push [Y] or [Z] to select and set the desired
r Rotate [DIAL] to select and set the desired subaudible fre- subaudible tone frequency.
• Push and hold [Y]/[Z] to change the above tones
quency.
continuously.
t Push [V/MHz•SCAN] to exit set mode.
b Push [CLR A(MW)] to exit set mode.
☞NOTE: The subaudible tone encoder frequency can be set
• Subaudible tone frequency list (unit: Hz)
in a memory/call channel temporarily. However, the set fre-
quency is cleared once another memory channel or VFO 67.0 79.7 94.8 110.9 131.8 156.7 171.3 186.2 203.5 229.1
69.3 82.5 97.4 114.8 136.5 159.8 173.8 189.9 206.5 233.6
mode is selected. To store the tone frequency permanently, 71.9 85.4 100.0 118.8 141.3 162.2 177.3 192.8 210.7 241.8
overwrite the channel information. 74.4 88.5 103.5 123.0 146.2 165.5 179.9 196.6 218.1 250.3
77.0 91.5 107.2 127.3 151.4 167.9 183.5 199.5 225.7 254.1

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4 REPEATER OPERATION

D DTMF tones D 1750 Hz tone


➥ Push [DTMF-S], then push the keys of the de- The microphone has 1750 Hz tone capability, used for ring
DTMF-S sired DTMF digits. tone when calling, etc.
• The function indicator lights green.
• 0–9, A–D, M(E) and #(F) are available. z Push [FUNC].
• When “d” is displayed in place of the 100 MHz digit, TONE-1 • The function indicator lights orange.
cancel the DTMF memory encoder in advance. x Push [MM(TONE-1)] to transmit a 1750 Hz tone
(p. 49) call signal for 0.5 sec.; push and hold
• Push [DTMF-S] again to return the keypad to nor- TONE-2 [0(TONE-2)] to transmit a 1750 Hz tone call
mal function control. signal for an arbitrary period.
• The function indicator goes out automatically.
Push ,
then push desired keys. Push ,

then or .

✔ For your convenient!


The transceiver has 16 DTMF memory channels for au-
topatch operation. See p. 47 for details.

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REPEATER OPERATION 4

■ Offset frequency [
When communicating through a repeater, the transmit fre- z Push [BAND] to select the desired frequency
quency is shifted from the receive frequency by an amount SET band.
B • Enter the desired frequency via the keypad if neces-
determined by the offset frequency.
Independent offset frequencies can be set for each operating sary. 4
frequency. x Select the desired mode/channel you wish to
set the offset frequency, such as VFO mode or
q Push [BAND] to select the desired frequency band. memory/call channel.
wSelect the desired mode/channel you wish to set the offset • The offset frequency can be independently pro-
frequency, such as VFO mode or memory/call channel. grammed into each mode or channel.
• The offset frequency can be independently programmed into c Push [SET B(D-OFF)] to enter set mode.
each mode or channel. v Push [SET B(D-OFF)] or [ENT C(T-OFF)] until
e Push [SET•LOCK] to enter set mode. “DUP” and offset frequency appear.
rPush [SET•LOCK] or [S.MW•MW] until “DUP” and offset
frequency appear.

Push

[SET•LOCK] “DUP” and offset frequency appear b Push [Y] or [Z] to set the desired offset.
• Direct frequency entry from the keypad is not possi-
t Rotate [DIAL] to set the desired offset frequency. ble.
y Push [V/MHz•SCAN] to exit set mode. n Push [CLR A(MW)] to exit set mode.

☞NOTE: The offset frequency can be set in a memory/call


channel temporarily. However, the set frequency is cleared
once another memory channel or VFO mode is selected.
To store the offset frequency permanently, overwrite the
channel information.
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5 MEMORY OPERATION

■ General description
The transceiver has 512 memory channels including 10 scan D Using the [Y]/[Z] keys
edge memory channels (5 pairs), and 2 call channels. Each of z Push [MR/CALL] to select memory mode.
these channels can be individually programmed with operat- MR/CALL x Push [Y] or [Z] to select and set the desired
ing frequency (pgs. 11, 12), duplex direction (p. 21) and off- memory channel.
set (p. 24), subaudible tone encoder or tone squelch and its • Pushing [Y]/[Z] for 1 sec. activates a scan.
tone frequency (pgs. 20, 22, 51, 52) and skip information* Y/Z • If scan is activated, push [Y]/[Z] again or push
(p. 43). [CLR A(MW)] to stop it.
In addition, a total of 10 memory banks, A to J, are available
for usage by group, etc.
*except for scan edge memory channels.
D Using the keypad
z Push [MR/CALL] to select memory mode.
MR/CALL x Push [ENT C(T-OFF)] to activate the keypad
for numeral input.
■ Memory channel selection c Push 3 appropriate digit keys to input a chan-
nel number.
D Using the tuning dial • Blank channel can be selected.
q Push [M/CALL•PRIO] several times to select memory • Push only 1 appropriate digit key, [MONI 1(BANK)],
mode. [SCAN 2(T-SCAN)], [PRIO 3(PTT-M)],
• “!” indicator appears [HIGH 4(DTCS)] or [MID 5(DTCSS)] then push
M(TONE-1)] or [SQLZ #(16KEY-L)] to select scan
[M
edge channels. “MM” and “#” can be used for “A”
and “b” respectively.

[M/CALL•PRIO] “!” appears

w Rotate [DIAL] to select the desired memory channel.


• Programmed memory channels only can be selected.

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MEMORY OPERATION 5

■ Programming a memory channel


VFO settings, including the set mode contents such as sub- eRotate [DIAL] to select the memory channel to be pro-
audible tone frequency or offset, can be programmed into a grammed.
memory channel. • Memory channels not yet programmed are blank.
r Push [S.MW•MW] for 1 sec. to program.
qSet the desired frequency. • 3 beeps sound
➥ Push [V/MHz•SCAN] to select VFO mode. • Memory channel number automatically increases when contin- 5
➥ Set the frequency using [DIAL]. uing to push [M/CALL•MW] after programming.
➥ Set other data (e.g. tone frequency, duplex information,
etc.) if required. ✔CONVENIENT
w Push [S.MW•MW]. Memory programming can be performed in versatile ways
• “!” indicator and the memory channel number blink. e.g. memory channel to the same (or different) memory chan-
nel, memory channel to the call channel, etc.

[EXAMPLE]: Programming 145.870 MHz into memory channel 20 (blank channel) via the controller.
Push Rotate for setting frequency, etc. Push .

“Beep

Rotate Push for 1 sec. and continue to push



“
“Beep
“ Beep “Beep
“ Beep
“
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5 MEMORY OPERATION

D Programming a memory channel via the microphone


The microphone can also be used to program mem-
MW ory channels.

z Set the desired frequency in VFO mode. v Push [FUNC] then [CLR A(MW)] for 1 sec. to program.
➥ Push [VFO/LOCK] to select VFO mode. ➥ 3 beeps may sound and the VFO contents (including
➥ Set the frequency using the keypad. the subaudible tone frequency, etc.) are programmed.
➥ Set other data (e.g. offset frequency, duplex direction, sub- ➥ Memory channel number increases when continuing to
audible tone encoder ON/OFF and its frequency) , if neces- push [CLR A(MW)] after programming.
sary.
x Push [FUNC] then [CLR A(MW)] momentarily.
c Push [Y] or [Z] to select the memory channel.
• Direct numeral input cannot be used.

[EXAMPLE]: Programming 145.870 MHz into memory channel 20 (blank channel) via the microphone.
Push Push then

“Beep

Push 10 times Push then for 1 sec. and continue to push ➠


“
“Beep
“ Beep “Beep
“ Beep
“
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MEMORY OPERATION 5

■ Copying memory contents


This function copies a memory channel’s contents to VFO (or
another memory/call channel). This is useful when searching
for signals around a memory channel frequency and for re-
calling the offset frequency, subaudible tone frequency etc.

D Memory/call➪VFO z Select the memory/call channel to be 5


MR/CALL transferred.
q Select the desired memory or call channel. ➥ Push [MR/CALL] to select memory mode,
➥ Push [M/CALL•PRIO] several times to select memory then select the desired memory channel
mode or call channel, then rotate [DIAL] or push [BAND] MW
via [Y]/[Z] or keypad.
to select the desired memory or call channel respec- ➥ Push [MR/CALL] for 1 sec. then push
tively. [BAND] to select the call channel.
w Push [S.MW•MW] for 1 sec. to transfer the selected mem- [Y]/[Z]
x Push [FUNC], then [CLR A(MW)] for 1 sec. to
ory/call channel contents to the VFO. transfer the selected memory/call channel
• VFO mode is selected automatically.
BAND contents to the VFO.
• VFO mode is selected automatically.

[EXAMPLE]: Transferring memory channel 30 contents to VFO.


Front panel operation:
Push to select memory mode. Rotate for selecting memory channel. Push for 1 sec.

HM-133 operation:
Push to select memory mode. Push [Y]/[Z] to select memory channel. Push then push for 1 sec.

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5 MEMORY OPERATION

D Memory/call➪memory/call z Select the memory/call channel to be trans-


MR/CALL ferred.
q Select the memory/call channel to be transferred.
➥ Push [M/CALL•PRIO] several times to select memory ➥ Push [MR/CALL] to select memory mode,
mode or call channel, then rotate [DIAL] or push [BAND] then select the desired memory channel
MW
to select the desired memory or call channel respec- via [Y]/[Z] or keypad.
tively. ➥ Push [MR/CALL] for 1 sec. then push
w Push [S.MW•MW] momentarily. [BAND] to select the desired call channel.
[Y]/[Z]
• “!” indicator and “-- -- --” indication blink, and shows VFO con-
x Push [FUNC], then [CLR A(MW)] momentarily.
• “!” indicator and “-- -- --” indication blink, and
ditions.
shows VFO conditions.
e Rotate [DIAL] to select the target memory channel. BAND
c Push [Y]/[Z] to select the target memory
• “C1” or “C2” blinks when the call channel is selected.
• Scan edge channels, 1A/1B, 2A/2B, 3A/3B, 4A/4B, 5A/5B can
channel.
• “C1” or “C2” blinks when the call channel is selected.
also be selected.
• Scan edge channels can also be selected.
r Push [S.MW•MW] for 1 sec. to transfer the selected mem-
• The keypad cannot be used for the selection.
ory/call channel contents to the target memory.
v Push [FUNC] then push [CLR A(MW)] for
• The targeted memory and transferred contents are indicated.
1 sec. to transfer the selected memory/call
channel contents to the target channel.
• The targeted channel and transferred contents
are indicated.

[EXAMPLE]: Transferring memory channel 30 contents to channel 31.


Front panel operation:
Select the memory channel, then push . Select the target channel. Push for 1 sec.

HM-133 operation:
Select the memory channel, push then push . Push then push for 1 sec.

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MEMORY OPERATION 5

■ Memory clearing
Contents of programmed memories can be cleared (blanked), r Push [S.MW•MW] momentarily, then push [S.MW•MW]
if desired. again for 1 sec.
☞ This operation must be performed within 1.5 sec.
q Push [V/MHz•SCAN] to select VFO mode. • 3 beeps sound, then the frequency is cleared.
w Push [S.MW•MW] momentarily. • “!” indicator and the channel number blink continuously.
• “!” indicator and the memory channel number blink. • When clearing the call channel, the current VFO conditions are 5
e Rotate [DIAL] to select the memory channel to be cleared. re-programmed into the call channel automatically.
• Memory channels not yet programmed are blank. t Push [V/MHz•SCAN] to return to VFO mode.

☞NOTE: Be careful!— the contents of cleared memories


CANNOT be recalled.

[EXAMPLE]: Clearing memory channel 20.


Push to select VFO. Push . Rotate for selecting memory channel.

Push momentarily, then push again for 1 sec. Push any switch, except .
“
“Beep
“ Beep
“ Beep
“

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5 MEMORY OPERATION

■ Programming channel names


Each memory channel and the call channel can be pro- q Push [S.MW•MW] momentarily.
grammed with an alphanumeric channel name for easy • “!” and memory channel number blink.
recognition and can be indicated independently by channel. w Rotate the tuning dial to select the desired memory or call
Names can be a maximum of 6 characters— see the table channel.
below for available characters. e Push [BAND] to select the memory name programming
condition.
(space) (+) (–) (=) (✱) (/) (() ()) (|) (0) • Frequency readouts disappear and a cursor blinks.
r Rotate the tuning dial to select the desired character.
(1) (2) (3) (4) (5) (6) (7) (8) (9) (A) • The selected character blinks.
t Push [SET•LOCK] to move the cursor to the right.
(B) (C) (D) (E) (F) (G) (H) (I) (J) (K)
y Repeat steps r and t until the desired channel names
(L) (M) (N) (O) (P) (Q) (R) (S) (T) (U) are displayed.
u Push [S.MW•MW] for 1 sec. to program the name and exit
(V) (W) (X) (Y) (Z) the channel name programming condition.

[EXAMPLE]: Programming “CLUB” into memory channel 1.


Push Rotate Push Rotate

Push Push for 1 sec.


Repeat the
previous “
“Beep
steps.
“ Beep
“ Beep
“
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MEMORY OPERATION 5

Channel names can also be programmed via the mi-


crophone.

z Push [FUNC] then [CLR A(MW)] momentarily. n Repeat steps v and b until the desired channel names
• “!” and memory channel number blink. are displayed.
x Push [Y]/[Z] to select the memory/call channel to be as- m Push [FUNC] then [CLR A(MW)] for 1 sec. to program the
signed memory names. name and exit the channel name programming condition.
c Push [BAND].
5
• Frequency readouts disappear and a cursor blinks.
v Push [Y]/[Z] to select the desired character.
• The selected character blinks.
b Push [SET B(D-OFF)] or [ENT C(T-OFF)] to move the cur-
sor to left or right, respectively.

[EXAMPLE]: Programming “CLUB” into memory channel 1.

Push , then push . Push to select the channel. Push Push to select the character

Push or to move the cursor. Push , then push for 1 sec.


Repeat the
previous “
“Beep
steps.
“ Beep
“ Beep
“
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5 MEMORY OPERATION

D To indicate the channel name [


The channel name indication can be set for independent z Push [MR/CALL] to select the memory mode.
memory channels. SET x Push [Y] or [Z] to select the desired memory
B
channel to be indicated the channel name.
q Push [M/CALL•PRIO] to select the memory mode. c Push [SET B(D-OFF)] to enter set mode.
w Rotate [DIAL] to select the desired memory channel to be v Push [SET B(D-OFF)] or [ENT C(T-OFF)] until
indicated the channel names. “ANM” appear.
e Push [SET•LOCK] to enter set mode.
r Push [SET•LOCK] or [S.MW•MW] several times to select
“ANM” item.
t Rotate [DIAL] to turn the memory name indication ON. Push

b Push [Y] or [Z] to set the memory name indi-


y Push [V/MHz•SCAN] to exit set mode. cation ON and OFF.
NOTE: When no memory name is programmed, the stored n Push [CLR A(MW)] to exit set mode.
frequency is displayed.

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MEMORY OPERATION 5

■ Memory bank selection


The IC-E208 has a total of 10 banks (A to J). Regular memory z Push [MR/CALL] to select memory mode, if de-
channels, 1 to 500, are assigned into the desired bank for BANK sired.
easy memory management. x Push [FUNC] then [MONI 1(BANK)] to select
memory bank condition.
q Push [M/CALL•PRIO] several times to select memory
• Bank’s initial blinks
mode, if desired.
c Push [Y]/[Z] to select the desired bank, A to J.
5
w Push [BAND] to select memory bank condition.
• Bank’s initial blinks [Y]/[Z] • Only programmed memory bank can be selected.
v Push [CLR A(MW)] to set the bank.
• Bank’s initial stops blinking.
b Push [Y]/[Z] to select the desired contents in
the bank.
• No channel numbers are displayed for memory
[BAND] Bank initial blinks bank operation.
n To return to regular memory condition, push
e Rotate [DIAL] to select the desired bank, A to J.
• Bank’s that have no programmed contents are skipped. [FUNC], [MONI 1(BANK)] then push
r Push [BAND] to set the bank. [CLR A(MW)].
• Bank’s initial stops blinking.
t Rotate [DIAL] to select the contents in the bank.
• No channel numbers are displayed for memory bank operation.
y To return to regular memory condition, push [BAND] twice.

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5 MEMORY OPERATION

■ Memory bank setting


[
q Push [M/CALL•PRIO] several times to select memory z Push [MR/CALL] then select the desired mem-
mode, then select the desired memory channel via [DIAL]. SET ory channel via [Y]/[Z] or keypad.
B
w Push [SET•LOCK] to enter set mode. x Push [SET B(D-OFF)] to enter set mode.
e Push [SET•LOCK] or [S.MW•MW] several times until c Push [SET B(D-OFF)] or [ENT C(T-OFF)] several
“BAK” appears. times until “BAK” appears.
v Push [Y]/[Z] to select the desired bank to be
set.
b Push [CLR A(MW)] to set the channel into the
bank and exit set mode.

[SET•LOCK] Bank’s initial blinks

r Rotate [DIAL] to select the desired bank to be set.

t Push [V/MHz•SCAN] to exit set mode.

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MEMORY OPERATION 5

■ Transferring bank contents


[
Contents of programmed memory banks can be cleared or rRotate [DIAL] to select the desired bank initial to transfer
transferred to another bank. or erase.
• Select “-- --” indication when erasing the contents from the bank.
INFORMATION: Even if the memory bank contents are t Push [V/MHz•PRIO] to set the bank and exit set mode. 5
cleared, the memory channel contents still remain pro- y Repeat steps q to r for transferring or erasing an an-
grammed. other banks contents.

q Select the desired bank contents to be transferred or


erased. z Select the desired bank contents to be trans-
BANK ferred or erased.
➥ Push [M/CALL•PRIO] several times to select memory
mode. ➥ Push [MR/CALL] to select memory mode.
➥ Push [BAND] then rotate [DIAL] to select the desired ➥ Push [FUNC], [MONI 1(BANK)] then select
SET
memory bank. the desired memory bank via [Y]/[Z].
• Bank’s initial blinks. ➥ Push [CLR A(MW)] to select the bank then
➥ Push [BAND] to select the bank then rotate [DIAL] to se- select the desired contents via [Y]/[Z].
[Y]/[Z]
lect the desired contents. x Push [SET B(D-OFF)] to enter set mode.
• Bank’s initial stops blinking. c Push [SET B(D-OFF)] or [ENT C(T-OFF)] several
w Push [SET•LOCK]. times until “BAK” appears.
v Push [Y]/[Z] to select the desired bank initial to
MAIN
T X
transfer or erase.
• Select “-- --” indication when erasing the contents
from the bank.
M
b Push [CLR A(MW)] to set the bank and exit set
e Push [SET•LOCK] or [S.MW•MW] several times until mode.
“BAK” appears. n Repeat steps z to b for transferring or erasing
• The bank’s initial for the selected memory channel is displayed. an another banks contents.

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6 CALL CHANNEL OPERATION

■ Call channel selection ■ Call channel transferring


Call channel is pre-programmed memory channel that can be q Push [M/CALL•PRIO] several times then push [BAND] to
accessed by simply pushing call channel button. select the desired call channel.
• “C1” or “C2” appears.
➥ Push [M/CALL•PRIO] several times to select the call chan- w Push [S.MW•MW] then rotate [DIAL] to select the memory
nel mode then push [BAND] to select the desired call channel to transfer the contents.
channel. • “!” indicator and memory channel number blink.
• “C1” or “C2” appears instead of memory channel number indi- • To transfer to the VFO, select “-- -- --” with [DIAL] then push.
cation. e Push [M/CALL•MW] for 1 sec. to transfer the contents.
• Push [M/CALL•PRIO] several times to select memory mode, or
push [V/MHz•SCAN] to select VFO mode.
z Push [MR/CALL] for 1 sec. then push [BAND]
MR/CALL to select the desired call channel.
x Push [FUNC], [CLR A(MW)] momentarily, then
push [Y]/[Z] to select the memory channel to
MW
transfer the contents.
[M/CALL•PRIO] “C1” or “C2” appears • To transfer to the VFO, push [Y]/[Z] to select
“-- -- --”.
➥ Push [MR/CALL] for 1 sec. to select the call [Y]/[Z] c Push [FUNC], then [CLR A(MW)] for 1 sec. to
MR/CALL channel mode then push [Y]/[Z] to select the transfer the contents.
desired call channel in the main band.
• Push [MR/CALL] to select memory mode, or push BAND
[VFO/LOCK] to select VFO mode.

✔INFORMATION
When the VFO mode is
selected from the call channel,
a small “c” appears instead of
memory channel number.

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CALL CHANNEL OPERATION 6

■ Programming a call channel


Operating frequency, duplex information, subaudible tone in-
formation (tone encoder or tone squelch ON/OFF and its fre- z Set the desired frequency in VFO mode.
quency) can be programmed into the call channel.
MR/CALL ➥ Push [VFO/LOCK] to select VFO mode.
➥ Set the frequency.
q Set the desired frequency in VFO mode. ➥ Set other data as desired.
MW
➥ Push [V/MHz•SCAN] to select VFO mode. x Push [FUNC], then [CLR A(MW)] momentar-
➥ Set the frequency using [DIAL]. ily. 6
➥ Set other data as desired. c Select the call channel via [Y] or [Z].
[Y]/[Z]
w Push [S.MW•MW] momentarily. v Push [FUNC] then [CLR A(MW)] for 1 sec. to
e Rotate [DIAL] to select the desired call channel. program.
• “!” indicator and “C1” or “C2” blink. • 3 beeps sound and the unit returns to VFO mode
r Push [S.MW•MW] for 1 sec. to program. automatically.
• 3 beeps sound and the unit returns to VFO mode automatically.

[EXAMPLE]: Programming 145.120 MHz into the call channel 2 via the microphone.
Push to select VFO mode. Set the frequency. Push , then .

Push until “C2” appears. Push , then push for 1 sec. ➠


“
“Beep
“ Beep
“ Beep
“
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7 SCAN OPERATION

■ Scan types
Scanning searches for signals automatically and makes it There are 3 scan types and 4 resume conditions to suit your
easier to locate new stations for contact or listening purposes. operating needs.

BAND SCAN (p. 40) Repeatedly scans all frequen- PROGRAMMED SCAN Repeatedly scans between
cies over the entire band. (p. 40) two user-programmed fre-
Band Band Used as the simplest scan Start End quencies. Used for checking
1A 1B
edge edge without any preliminary set- 2A 2B
for frequencies within a speci-
tings necessary. 3A 3B fied range such as repeater
Scan Band 4A Scan edges 4B Band
edge 5A 5B edge output frequencies, etc.
5 pairs of scan edges are
Scan available and scans 1A–1B
Jump
(P1), 2A–2B (P2), 3A–3B (P3),
Jump 4A–4B (P4), 5A–5B (P5).

MEMORY SCAN (p. 40) Repeatedly scans memory SCAN RESUME 4 resume conditions are avail-
channels except those set as CONDITION (p. 44) able: 3 timer scans and pause
skip channels. Used for often- scan. When receiving a sig-
SKIP
called channels and for by- Receiving nal, pause scan pauses until
M2 M3 M4 a signal
passing normally busy Pause
the signal disappears; timer
M1 M5 channels such as repeater scan scans pause for 5, 10 or
M 500 M7 M6
SKIP frequencies. 2 sec. 15 sec.
Timer
scan
Pausing

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SCAN OPERATION 7

■ Scan start/stop
D Preparation
Scan resume condition (p. 44); program the scan edges z Push [VFO/LOCK] to select VFO mode for
SCAN full/programmed scan; push [MR/CALL] to select
(pgs. 41, 42); program 2 or more memory channels (pgs. 26, 2
27); set skip settings (p. 43), if desired. memory mode for memory scan.
• Push [FUNC] then [MONI 1(BANK)] to select a bank
SET for bank scan.
D Operation B
q Select VFO mode for full/programmed scan with x Push [SQLY D(MUTE)] or [SQLZ #(16KEY-L)] to
[V/MHz•SCAN]; or memory mode for memory scan with set the squelch to the point where noise is just
[M/CALL•PRIO]. muted. 7
• Select the desired bank for bank scan. c Push [SCAN 2(T-SCAN)] to start the scan.
• Push [Y] or [Z] for 1 sec. also starts the scan.
w Set the squelch to the point where noise is just muted.
e Push [V/MHz•SCAN] for 1 sec. to start the scan. v Push [SET B(D-OFF)] to switch full and pro-
• To change the scanning direction, rotate [DIAL]. grammed scan (P1, P2, P3, P4 and P5), if VFO
• The memory channel readout blinks the scan type as follows: is selected in step z.
r Push [SET•LOCK] to switch full and programmed scan b To stop the scan push [SCAN 2(T-SCAN)] or
(P1, P2, P3, P4 and P5), if VFO is selected in step q. [CLR A(MW)].
t To stop the scan, push [V/MHz•SCAN].

• During full scan • During programmed scan • During memory scan • During bank scan

Push [SET•LOCK] to select Indicates scan edge channels. Indicates bank initial.
“ALL” (full) or programmed scan • P1 stands for 1A/1B
(P1, P2, P3, P4 and P5) in se- • P1 to P5 are available when they
quence. are programmed, and switches
with [SET•LOCK].
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7 SCAN OPERATION

■ Scan edges programming


Scan edges can be programmed in the same manner as r Push [S.MW•MW] for 1 sec. to program.
memory channels. Scan edges are programmed into scan • 3 beeps sound and VFO is automatically selected.
edges, 1A/1B to 5A/5B, in memory channels. • Scan edge 1B, 2B, 3B, 4B or 5B is automatically selected when
continuing to push [S.MW•MW] after programming.
q Set the edge frequency of the desired frequency range in t To program a frequency for the other pair of scan edges,
VFO mode: 1B, 2B, 3B, 4B or 5B, repeat steps q to r.
➥ Set the frequency using [DIAL]. • If the same frequency is programmed into a pair of scan edges,
➥ Set other data (e.g. repeater settings, etc.) if desired. programmed scan will not function.
w Push [S.MW•MW].
• “!” indicator and channel number blink.
e Rotate [DIAL] to select one of scan edge channel, 1A, 2A,
3A, 4A or 5A.

[EXAMPLE]: Programming 145.300 MHz into scan edges 1A.

Rotate for setting frequency, etc. Push Rotate

Push for 1 sec. and continue to push ➠


“
“Beep “Beep
“ Beep
“ Beep
“
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SCAN OPERATION 7

D Programming scan edges via microphone


z Set the desired frequency in VFO mode. b To program a frequency for the other scan edge channels,
MW ➥ Push [VFO/LOCK] to select VFO mode. repeat steps z to v.
➥ Set the frequency via the keypad or [Y]/[Z].
x Push [FUNC] then [CLR A(MW)] momentarily.
c Push [Y] or [Z] to select scan edge channels,
1A, 2A, 3A, 4A or 5A.
v Push [FUNC], then push [CLR A(MW)] for 1 sec.
to program.
• 3 beeps sound and VFO is automatically selected. 7
• Memory channel number advances to the next scan
edge channel, 1B, 2B, 3B, 4B or 5B when continuing
to push [CLR A(MW)] after programming.

[EXAMPLE]: Programming 145.800 MHz into scan edge 1B.


Push Push Push then momentarily

Push Push then for 1 sec. and continue to push ➠


“
“Beep “Beep
“ Beep
“ Beep
“
42
7 SCAN OPERATION

■ Skip channel setting


z Select a memory channel.
[ SET ➥ Select memory mode by pushing [MR/CALL].
B
➥ Push [Y] or [Z] to select the desired channel
The memory skip function speeds up scanning by checking
to be a skip channel.
only those memory channels not set as skip channels. Set
• Direct memory channel selection is also available.
skip channels as follows.
x Push [SET B(D-OFF)] to enter set mode.
The display shows that mem- c Push [SET B(D-OFF)] or [ENT C(T-OFF)] several
ory channel 1 is set as a skip times until “CHS” appears as shown at left.
channel. v Push [Y] or [Z] to set or cancel the skip setting.
• See item r at left for skip indicator details.
b Push [CLR A(MW)] to exit set mode.
q Select a memory channel:
➥ Push [M/CALL•PRIO] to select memory mode.
➥ Rotate [DIAL] to select the desired channel to be a skip
channel.
w Push [SET•LOCK] to enter set mode.
e Push [SET•LOCK] or [S.MW•MW] several times until
“CHS” appears as shown above.
r Rotate [DIAL] to turn the skip function ON or OFF for the
selected channel.
• “~” appears : The channel is skipped during scan.
(CHS-ON)
• “P ~” appears : The channel is skipped during scan and the
programmed frequency is skipped during VFO scan, such as
programmed scan.
(CHS-ON)
• “~” disappears : The channel is scanned during scan.
(CHS-OF)
t Push [MONI•DTMF] to exit set mode.

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SCAN OPERATION 7

■ Scan resume condition


[
The scan resume condition can be selected as timer or pause z Push [BAND] to select the desired band.
scan. The selected resume condition is also used for priority SET x Push [SET B(D-OFF)] to enter set mode.
B
watch. (p. 46) c Push [SET B(D-OFF)] or [ENT C(T-OFF)] several
times until “SCT” or “SCP” appears as shown at
left.
The display shows that the
scan will resume 15 sec. after it v Push [Y] or [Z] to select the scan resume condi-
stops. tion. 7
• See item r at left for scan resume condition details.
b Push [CLR A(MW)] to exit set mode.

q Push [SET•LOCK] to enter set mode.


w Push [SET•LOCK] or [S.MW•MW] several times until
“SCT” or “SCP” appears as shown above.
• When “d” is displayed in place of the 100 MHz digit, cancel the
DTMF memory encoder in advance. (p. 49)
e Rotate [DIAL] to set the desired timer:
• “SCT-15” : Scan pauses 15 sec. while receiving a signal.
• “SCT-10” : Scan pauses 10 sec. while receiving a signal.
• “SCT-5” : Scan pauses 5 sec. while receiving a signal.
• “SCP-2” : Scan pauses until the signal disappears and then
resumes 2 sec. later.
r Push [MONI•DTMF] to exit set mode.

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8 PRIORITY WATCH

■ Priority watch types


Priority watch checks for signals on a VFO frequency every
5 sec. while operating in memory mode. The transceiver has
MEMORY CHANNEL WATCH
While operating on a VFO fre- 5 sec.
3 priority watch types to suit your needs. You can also trans-
quency, priority watch checks for 50 msec.
mit on the VFO frequency while the priority watch operates.
a signal on the selected memory VFO Memory
The watch resumes according to the selected scan resume channel every 5 sec. frequency channel
condition. See previous page for details.
☞ NOTES:
➧ If the pocket beep function is activated, the transceiver
automatically selects the tone squelch function when pri- MEMORY SCAN WATCH
ority watch starts. While operating on a VFO fre- 50 msec.
5 sec.
quency, priority watch checks for Mch 1
signals on each memory chan- SKIP Mch 2
VFO
nel in sequence. frequency Mch 3
• The memory skip function is useful
Mch 199
to speed up the scan.

CALL CHANNEL WATCH


While operating on a VFO fre- 5 sec.
quency, priority watch checks for 50 msec.
signals on the call channel every VFO Call
5 sec. frequency channel

45
PRIORITY WATCH 8

■ Priority watch operation


q Select VFO mode; then, set an operating frequency. z Select VFO mode; then, set the desired fre-
w Set the watching channel(s). PRIO quency.
3
For memory channel watch: x Set the watching channel(s).
Select the desired memory channel. For memory channel watch:
For memory scan watch: Push [MR/CALL] then [Y] or [Z] to select the de-
Select memory mode; then, push [V/MHz•SCAN] for 1 sec. sired memory channel.
to start memory scan. For memory scan watch:
For call channel watch: Push [MR/CALL], then push [SCAN 2] to start the
Select the desired call channel by pushing [M/CALL•PRIO] memory scan.
once or twice, then push [BAND]. For call channel watch: 8
e Push [M/CALL•PRIO] for 1 sec. to start the watch. Push [MR/CALL] for 1 sec. then push [BAND] to
• The transceiver checks the memory or call channel every 5 sec. select the call channel.
• The watch resumes according to the selected scan resume con- c Push [PRIO 3(PTT-M)] to start the watch.
dition. (p. 44) • The transceiver checks the memory or call channel
• While the watch is pausing, pushing [M/CALL•PRIO] resumes every 5 sec.
the watch manually. • The watch resumes according to the selected scan re-
r Push [M/CALL•PRIO] for 1 sec. to stop the watch. sume condition. (p. 44)
• To resume the watch manually when paused, push
[PRIO 3(PTT-M)] or [CLR A(MW)].
v To stop the watch, push [CLR A(MW)] once (or
twice while watch is paused).

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9 DTMF MEMORY ENCODER

■ Programming a DTMF code


DTMF tones are used for autopatching, controlling other r Push [SET•LOCK].
equipment, etc. The transceiver has 16 DTMF memory chan- • The first digit blinks.
nels (D0–DF) for storage of often-used DTMF codes of up to t Rotate [DIAL] to select the desired code.
24 digits. y Push [SET•LOCK] to select the next digit.
• Pushing [S.MW•MW] moves the cursor backward.
q Push [MONI•DTMF] for 1 sec. to turn the DTMF encoder u Repeat the steps t and y to set the desired DTMF tone
ON. sequence.
• “d” appears in place of 100 MHz digit. • The S/RF indicator shows the digit group. The indication in-
w Push [SET•LOCK] to enter the DTMF memory program- creases every 6 digits.
ming condition. i Push [MONI•DTMF] to exit DTMF memory programming
• The DTMF memory channel indication blinks. condition.
e Rotate [DIAL] to select the desired DTMF memory chan- • Return to the previous indication as in step q.
nel.
[EXAMPLE]: Programming “5428AB453” into DTMF memory channel “D4.”

Push for 1 sec. Push Rotate

Repeat the previous step until


Push then rotate the desired code is entered. Push

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DTMF MEMORY ENCODER 9

D Programming a DTMF code— via microphone


z Push [FUNC] then [LOW 6(DTMF)] to turn the b Push [VFO/LOCK] to exit the programming condition.
DTMF DTMF encoder ON. • The [CLR A(MW)] key cannot be used to exit. If pushed, code “A”
• “d” appears in place of 100 MHz digit. is input. Reprogram in such a case.
x Push [SET B(D-OFF)] to enter the DTMF memory
programming condition.
c Push [Y] or [Z] to select the desired DTMF
memory channel.
v Push the desired digit keys.
• When the first digit is input, previous memory con-
tents are cleared automatically.
M” and “F” stands for “# .”
• “E” stands for “M
• Push [Y]/[Z] and repeat this step if you make a mistake.
• The S/RF indicator shows the digit group. The indi- 9
cation increases every 6 digits.
[EXAMPLE]: Programming “5428AB453” into DTMF memory channel “D4.”

Push then . Push Push

Push Push

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9 DTMF MEMORY ENCODER

■ Transmitting a DTMF code


D Automatic transmission (DTMF memory) D Transmitting a DTMF memory directly
qPush [MONI•DTMF] for 1 sec. to turn the DTMF memory z Push [FUNC] then [LOW 6(DTMF)] to turn the
encoder ON. DTMF-S DTMF memory encoder ON.
• “d” appears in place of 100 MHz digit. • “d” appears in place of 100 MHz digit.
wPush [SET•LOCK] to enter DTMF memory programming x Push [DTMF-S] to turn the DTMF memory di-
condition. rect selection ON.
eRotate [DIAL] to select the desired DTMF memory chan- • The function indicator (microphone) lights green.
nel. c Push the desired DTMF channel.
r Push [PTT] to transmit the selected DTMF memory content. • “0” to “9” and “A” to “D” are available for DTMF
tPush [MONI•DTMF] for 1 sec. to cancel the DTMF en- memory channels.
coder. • The selected DTMF code is automatically transmit-
ted without pushing PTT.
• When the DTMF encoder is turned ON continuously, each push
of the PTT transmits the previously selected DTMF code. NOTE: When no DTMF code programmed
channel number is pushed, it transmits the rela-
z Push [FUNC] then [LOW 6(DTMF)] to turn the tive DTMF code as the manual transmission de-
DTMF DTMF memory encoder ON. scribed in the next page.
• “d” appears in place of 100 MHz digit. v Push [DTMF-S] again to deactivate the DTMF
x Push [SET B(D-OFF)] to enter the DTMF memory memory direct selection.
programming condition. b Push [FUNC] then [SET B(D-OFF)] to cancel
c Push [Y] or [Z] to select the desired channel. the DTMF memory encoder.
v Push [PTT] to transmit the selected memory.
• Exit the programming condition automatically.
• Each push of [PTT] transmits the DTMF code.
b Push [FUNC] then [SET B(D-OFF)] to cancel the
DTMF memory encoder.
• When the DTMF encoder is turned ON continuously,
each push of the PTT transmits the previously se-
lected DTMF code.

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DTMF MEMORY ENCODER 9

D Manual transmission ■ DTMF speed USING INITIAL SET MODE


z Deactivate the DTMF memory encoder by
DTMF-S The rate at which DTMF memories send individual DTMF
pushing [FUNC] then [SET B(D-OFF)].
characters can be set to accommodate operating needs.
x Push [DTMF-S] to turn the DTMF direct selec-
tion ON.
• The function indicator (microphone) lights green. The display shows the fastest
c Push one of “0” to “9” and “A” to “F” keys mo- DTMF speed is selected.
mentarily, then push the desired DTMF keys,
0–9 and A to F.
• A: [CLR A(MW)] B: [SET B(D-OFF)],
C: [ENT C(T-OFF)] D: [SQLY D(MUTE)], q Push [PWR] for 1 sec. to turn power OFF.
M(TONE-1)]
E: [M F: [SQLZ #(16KEY-L)] w While pushing [SET•LOCK], push [PWR] for 1 sec. to turn
• Automatically transmits without pushing PTT. power ON and enter initial set mode.
• The first code, one of “0” to “9” and “A” to “F,” is not e Push [SET•LOCK] or [S.MW•MW] several times until
9
transmitted. DTMF code transmission starts from
“DTD” appears as shown above.
the 2nd code.
r Rotate [DIAL] to select the desired speed as shown in the
v Push [DTMF-S] again to deactivate the DTMF
table below.
direct selection.
t Push [PWR] to exit initial set mode.
cps=characters/sec

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10 POCKET BEEP AND TONE SQUELCH

■ Pocket beep operation u Push [TONE•T-SCAN] several times until “T SQLS” or


“SDTCS” are displayed to turn ON the pocket beep with
This function uses subaudible tones for calling and can be tone squelch or DTCS squelch, respectively.
used as a “common pager” to inform you that someone has
called while you were away from the transceiver.

D Waiting for a call from a specific station


q Set the operating frequency.
w Push [SET•LOCK] to enter set mode. Push [TONE•T-SCAN] several times to select the pocket beep
e Push [SET•LOCK] or [S.MW•MW] several times until “CT” function with tone squelch or DTCS squelch.
for tone squelch or “DT” for DTCS squelch appears.

Tone squelch frequency setting DTCS code setting Appears when the pocket beep Appears when the pocket beep
with tone squelch is activated. with DTCS squelch is activated.
r Rotate [DIAL] to select the desired tone squelch frequency. i When a signal with the matched tone is received, the
t When operating the pocket beep function with DTCS transceiver emits beep tones and blinks “S.”
squelch, push [SET•LOCK] once then rotate [DIAL] to se- • Beep tones sound for 30 sec. and “S” blinks. To stop the
lect the DTCS polarity. beeps and blinking manually, push any key. When the beep
tones are not stopped manually, “S” continues blinking until
[PTT] is pushed (see step o).
o Push [PTT] to answer.
• “S” disappears and cancels the pocket beep function auto-
matically.
DTCS polarity setting !0 Push [TONE•T-SCAN] several times until “T SQL” or
“DTCS” disappears to cancel the tone squelch or DTCS
y Push [TONE•T-SCAN] to exit set mode. squelch function.

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z Set the operating frequency. D Available tone frequency list


TSQLS x Program the CTCSS tone frequency or DTCS
67.0 79.7 94.8 110.9 131.8 156.7 171.3 186.2 203.5 229.1
code in set mode. 69.3 82.5 97.4 114.8 136.5 159.8 173.8 189.9 206.5 233.6
➥ Push [SET B(D-OFF)] to enter set mode. 71.9 85.4 100.0 118.8 141.3 162.2 177.3 192.8 210.7 241.8
DTCSS
➥ Push [SET B(D-OFF)] or [ENT C(T-OFF)] 74.4 88.5 103.5 123.0 146.2 165.5 179.9 196.6 218.1 250.3
77.0 91.5 107.2 127.3 151.4 167.9 183.5 199.5 225.7 254.1
several times until “CT” for tone squelch or
“DT” for DTCS squelch appears.
NOTE: The transceiver has 50 tone frequencies and con-
• “T SQL” blinks when tone squelch (“CT”), or
“DTCS” blinks when DTCS squelch (“DT”) is sequently their spacing is narrow compared to units having
selected. 38 tones. Therefore, some tone frequencies may receive
➥ Push [Y]/[Z] to select the desired tone fre- interference from adjacent tone frequencies.
quency or DTCS code. To prevent interference from adjacent tone frequencies,
➥ Push [SET B(D-OFF)] to select “DTP” then using the frequencies as in the following table, is recom-
push [Y]/[Z] to select the DTCS polarity. mended.
➥ Push [CLR A(MW)] to exit set mode. • Recommended tone frequencies
c Push [FUNC] then push [DUP+ 8(TSQLS)]
10
67.0 77.0 88.5 100.0 114.8 131.8 151.4 173.8 203.5 233.6
or [MID 5(DTCSS)] to turn ON the pocket 69.3 79.7 91.5 103.5 118.8 136.5 156.7 179.9 210.7 241.8
beep with tone squelch or DTCS squelch, re- 71.9 82.5 94.8 107.2 123.0 141.3 162.2 186.2 218.1 250.3
spectively. 74.4 85.4 97.4 110.9 127.3 146.2 167.9 192.8 225.7

v When a signal with the matched tone is re-


ceived, the transceiver emits beep tones for
30 sec. and blinks “S.” D Calling a waiting station using pocket beep
b Push [PTT] to answer or push [CLR A(MW)] to A subaudible tone matched with the station’s CTCSS tone fre-
stop the beeps and blinking. quency or 3-digit DTCS code with polarity is necessary. Use
• “S” disappears and cancels the pocket beep the tone squelch on the next page or a subaudible tone en-
function automatically. coder (pgs. 22, 23).
n To cancel the tone squelch or DTCS squelch
function, push [FUNC] then [ENT C(T-OFF)].
• “T SQL” or “DTCS” disappears

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■ Tone/DTCS squelch operation


The tone or DTCS squelch opens only when receiving a sig- z Set the operating frequency.
nal with the same pre-programmed subaudible tone or DTCS TSQL x Program the CTCSS tone frequency or DTCS
code, respectively. code in set mode.
• See p. 51 for programming details.
q Set the operating frequency. DTCS c Push [FUNC] then [SIMP 9(TSQL)] or [HIGH 4(DTCS)]
w Program the CTCSS tone frequency or DTCS code in set to turn the tone squelch or DTCS squelch ON.
mode. v When a signal with the matched tone is re-
• See p. 51 for programming details. ceived, the squelch opens and the signal can be
e Push [TONE•T-SCAN] several times until “T SQL” or heard.
“DTCS” appears in the function display. • When the received signal includes an unmatched
r When a signal with the matched tone is received, the tone, the squelch does not open. However, the S/RF
squelch opens and the signal can be heard. indicator shows the received signal strength.
• When the received signal includes an unmatched tone, the • To open the squelch manually, push [MONI 1(BANK)].
squelch does not open. However, the S/RF indicator shows the b Operate the transceiver in the normal way (push
received signal strength. [PTT] to transmit; release [PTT] to receive).
• To open the squelch manually, push [MONI•DTMF]. n To cancel the tone squelch, push [FUNC] then
t Operate the transceiver in the normal way (push [PTT] to [ENT C(T-OFF)].
transmit; release [PTT] to receive). • “T SQL” or “DTCS” disappears.
y To cancel the tone squelch, push [TONE•T-SCAN] several
times until “T SQL” or “DTCS” disappears.

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POCKET BEEP AND TONE SQUELCH 10

■ Tone scan
By monitoring a signal that is being operated with pocket r When the CTCSS tone frequency or 3-digit DTCS code is
beep, tone or DTCS squelch function, you can determine the matched, the squelch opens and the tone frequency is
tone frequency or DTCS code necessary to open a squelch. temporarily programmed into the selected condition such
as memory or call channel.
q Set the desired operating frequency or memory channel to • The tone scan pauses when a CTCSS tone frequency or 3-digit
be checked for a tone frequency or code. DTCS code is detected.
w Push [TONE•T-SCAN] several times to select the tone • The decoded CTCSS tone frequency or 3-digit DTCS code is
type, tone squelch or DTCS, to be scanned. used for the tone encoder or tone encoder/decoder depending
• Either “T SQL” or “DTCS” appears on the selected tone condition or type in step w.
e Push [TONE•T-SCAN] for 1 sec. to start the tone scan. - “T SQL” : CTCSS tone encoder/decoder
• To change the scanning direction, rotate [DIAL]. - “DTCS” : DTCS tone encoder/decoder
t Push [TONE•T-SCAN] to stop the scan.

z Set the frequency or memory channel to be 10


T-SCAN checked for a tone frequency.
x Selects the tone type to be scanned.
• Push [FUNC] then push; [SIMP 9(TSQL)] for tone
Push [TONE•T-SCAN] for 1 sec. to start tone scan. squelch; [HIGH 4(DTCS)] for DTCS squelch.
c Push [FUNC] then [SCAN 2(T-SCAN)] to start
the tone scan.
v When the tone frequency is matched, the
squelch opens and the tone frequency is pro-
During CTCSS frequency scan During DTCS code scan
grammed into the selected mode such as
memory or call channel.
b Push [CLR A(MW)] to stop the scan.
☞ NOTE: The decoded tone frequency is programmed tem-
porarily when a memory or call channel is selected. How-
ever, this will be cleared when the memory/call channel is
re-selected.
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■ Set mode
• Set mode operation
z Push [SET B(D-OFF)] to enter set mode.
q Push [SET•LOCK] to enter the set mode. SET x Push [SET B(D-OFF)] or [ENT C(T-OFF)] to select
w Push [SET•LOCK] or [S.MW•MW] to select the desired B
the desired item.
item.
c Push [Y] or [Z] to select the condition or value.
e Rotate [DIAL] to select the condition or value.
v Push [CLR A(MW)] to exit set mode.
r Push [MONI•DTMF] to exit set mode.
• Set mode items
• Repeater tone • Tone squelch
• Display dimmer • Display color • Mic lock function frequency frequency • DTCS code

• Bank link function‡ • DTCS polarity

: Push (front panel); or (microphone)

: Push (front panel); or (microphone)

• Program skip† †
Appears when accessing set mode from VFO mode only.
• Offset frequency

Appears when accessing set mode from memory mode only.

• Bank setting‡ • Memory name‡ • Channel skip setting‡ • Scan resume timer • Tuning step

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OTHER FUNCTIONS 11

D Display dimmer D Repeater tone


Adjust to suit lighting conditions. Sets subaudible tone frequency (encoder only) for repeater
The levels 1 (dark) to 8 (bright: default) are available. operation. Total of 50 tone frequencies (67.0–254.1 Hz) are
available. (default: 88.5 Hz)

D Display color
The display color can be set to amber (default), yellow or D Tone squelch tone
green.
Sets subaudible tone frequency (both encoder and decoder)
for tone squelch operation. Total of 50 tone frequencies
(67.0–254.1 Hz) are available. (default: 88.5 Hz)
• Yellow setting • Green setting

11
D Mic lock function
Sets the supplied HM-133’s (optional for some versions) key
lock function from ON and OFF (default).
• Available subaudible tone frequencies
67.0 79.7 94.8 110.9 131.8 156.7 171.3 186.2 203.5 229.1
69.3 82.5 97.4 114.8 136.5 159.8 173.8 189.9 206.5 233.6
71.9 85.4 100.0 118.8 141.3 162.2 177.3 192.8 210.7 241.8
74.4 88.5 103.5 123.0 146.2 165.5 179.9 196.6 218.1 250.3
77.0 91.5 107.2 127.3 151.4 167.9 183.5 199.5 225.7 254.1

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11 OTHER FUNCTIONS

D DTCS code D Offset frequency


Sets DTCS code (both encoder and decoder) for DTCS Sets the duplex offset frequency within 0 to 20 MHz range.
squelch operation. Total of 104 codes are available. During duplex (repeater) operation, transmit frequency (or re-
(default: 023) ceive when reverse function is set to ON) shifts the set fre-
quency. (default value may differ depending on operating frequency
band and versions)

D DTCS polarity
Sets DTCS polarities for transmission and reception from
“NN,” “NR,” “RN” and “RR.” (default: NN)
D Tuning step
Selects tuning step from 5, 10, 12.5, 15, 20, 25, 30. 50, 100
and 200 kHz for [DIAL] or [Y]/[Z] operation. (default value may
differ depending on operating frequency band and versions)

• Transmit : normal • Transmit : normal


Receive : normal Receive : reverse
(default)

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D Scan resume timer D Memory name setting


Selects scan resume timer from SCT-15 (default), SCT-10, Sets memory name setting from ON (appear) and OFF (not
SCT-5 and SCP-2. appear; default) for memory name appearance.
• SCT-15/10/5 : Scan pauses for 15/10/5 sec., then re- This item appears when set mode is accessed from memory
sumes. mode only.
• SCP-2 : Pause on a signal until signal disap-
pears, then resumes 2 sec. after the sig-
nal disappears.

D Memory bank setting


Sets the desired memory bank (A to J and OFF) to assign the
regular memory channels.
This item appears when set mode is accessed from memory
D Channel skip setting mode only.
Sets channel skip setting from ON and OFF for memory skip 11
scan operation.
This item appears when set mode is accessed from memory
mode only.

• Default setting • “~” or “P ~” appears


when set to “ON.”

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11 OTHER FUNCTIONS

D Program scan skip setting D Memory bank link function


Sets the program scan skip setting from ON and OFF for Sets the memory bank link function ON and OFF (default).
VFO scan operation, such as programmed scan. The link function provides continuous banks scan, that scans
This item appears when set mode is accessed from VFO all contents in the selected banks during bank scan.
mode only. This item appears when set mode is accessed from memory
mode only.

• Bank link setting


q Rotate [DIAL] to select the memory bank link function ON.
w Push [SET•LOCK] or [S.MW•MW] to select the desired
bank to be linked.
• BLA: Bank A, BLB: Bank B, BLC: Bank C, BLD: Bank D,
BLE: Bank E, BLF: Bank F, BLG: Bank G, BLH: Bank H,
BLI: Bank I, BLJ: Bank J

e Rotate [DIAL] to select “ON” to linking the bank.


r Repeat steps w and e to set the link condition.

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OTHER FUNCTIONS 11

■ Initial set mode AT POWER ON

The initial set mode is accessed at power ON and al- D Entering initial set mode
lows you to set seldom-changed settings. In this way, q While pushing [SET•LOCK], push [PWR] for 1 sec. to enter
you can “customize” transceiver operations to suit your initial set mode.
preference and operating style. w Push [SET•LOCK] or [S.MW•MW] to select the desired
item.
e Rotate [DIAL] to select the condition or value.
• Initial set mode items r Push [PWR] momentarily to exit initial set mode.

• Key-touch beep • Time-out timer • Auto power off • Cooling fan

11
: Push (front panel); or (microphone)
• DTMF speed • Data speed
: Push (front panel); or (microphone)

• Narrow TX • Active band • Squelch attenuator • Microphone sensitivity • Squelch delay

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11 OTHER FUNCTIONS

D Key-touch beep D Auto power OFF


The key-touch beep can be turned OFF for silent operation. The transceiver can be set to automatically turn OFF after a
specified period with a beep when no key operations are per-
formed.

30 min., 1 hour, 2 hours and OFF can be specified. The spec-


ified period is retained even when the transceiver is turned
D Time-out timer OFF by the auto power OFF function. To cancel the function,
To prevent accidental prolonged transmission, etc., the trans- select “OF” in this set mode.
ceiver has a time-out timer. This function cuts a transmission
OFF after 1–30 min. of continuous transmission. This timer
can be cancelled.
• TOT-OF : The time-out timer is turned OFF.
• TOT-3/5/15/30 : The transmission is cut OFF after the
set period elapses. D Cooling fan control
Selects the cooling fan control condition from Auto and ON.
• Auto (AT) : The fan rotates during transmit and for 2 min.
after transmission, or when the internal tem-
perature of the transceiver exceeds the pre-
set value until the temperature drops.
• ON (ON) : The fan continuously rotates.

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OTHER FUNCTIONS 11

D Data transmission speed D Squelch attenuator


Selects the data transmission speed for packet operation Turns the squelch attenuator function ON and OFF.
from 1200 bps and 9600 bps. • ON : The squelch attenuator activates when [SQL]
control is set between 12 o’clock and fully
clockwise position.
• OF : The squelch attenuator does not function.

D Squelch delay
Selects squelch delay from short and long to prevent re-
peated opening and closing of the squelch during reception
of the same signal. D Active band
•S : Short squelch delay. Selects the frequency selecting condition via [DIAL] or [Y]/[Z]
•L : Long squelch delay. on the microphone from all (AL) and single (SI).
• All (AL) : The operating frequency can be selected
continuously. 11
• Single (SI) : The operating frequency can be selected
within the current band. Pushing [BAND] for
1 sec. then tuning dial rotation is necessary
for frequency band selection.
D Microphone sensitivity
Selects the microphone sensitivity from high (H) and low (L)
to suits your preference.

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D Narrow TX function ■ AM/FM narrow mode


Select the narrow TX function ON and OFF.
The IC-E208 has AM mode reception and FM narrow mode is
• ON : Enables the FM-narrow mode transmission. The
available. Typically, AM mode is used for the air band
deviation (modulation level) becomes half from
(118–135.995 MHz).
the regular FM transmission can be performed.
• OFF : Inhibits the FM-narrow mode transmission. The qSelect the desired frequency band in VFO mode, or the de-
regular FM deviation transmission is performed sired memory channel.
(“NAR” indication disappears) even when FM- wPush [BAND] for 1 sec. to select AM/FM narrow mode as
narrow is selected. desired.
• “NAR” (FM narrow), “AM” and “NAR AM” appears in sequence.
• No indication stands for FM mode.

D DTMF speed
The rate at which DTMF memories send individual DTMF • When FM narrow mode • When AM mode is selected
characters can be set to accommodate operating needs. is selected
• 1 : 100 msec. interval; 5.0 cps speed
• 2 : 200 msec. interval; 2.5 cps speed
• 3 : 300 msec. interval; 1.6 cps speed
• 5 : 500 msec. interval; 1.0 cps speed

• When AM narrow mode is selected

z Push [BAND] or [MR/CALL] to select the desired


SET frequency band or memory channel.
B
x Push [BAND] for 1 sec. to select AM/FM narrow
mode as desired.
• “NAR”, “AM” and “NAR AM” appears in sequence.
• No indication stands for FM mode.
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OTHER FUNCTIONS 11

■ Microphone keys
The supplied HM-133’s (optional for some versions) [F-1] and D [F-1]/[F-2] keys on HM-133
[F-2] keys memorize the transceiver conditions. The following conditions can be memorized into [F-1] and [F-
The [UP]/[DN] keys of the standard or an optional microphone 2] keys, independently.
(other than the HM-133) can be assigned functions like the
function keys on the transceiver’s front panel. • Operating frequency
• Repeater setting (offset direction and frequency, tone ON/OFF
D [UP]/[DN] keys on a microphones and frequency)
(other than HM-133) • Tone/DTCS squelch (ON/OFF, frequency/code and polarity)
AT POWER ON
• Transmit output power selection
The following functions are assigned to [UP]/[DN] keys on the • Tuning step
other microphones (HM-118N/TAN, etc.) when first applying • Operating mode selection (FM/AM)
power.
➥ Programming the band condition
• Default setting [F-1]/[F-2] Push [F-1]/[F-2] for 1 sec.
[UP] : channel up; push and hold to start scan, push again • 3 beeps sound.
to stop scan. 11
➥ Recalling the band condition
[DN] : channel down; push and hold to start scan, push
Push [F-1]/[F-2] momentarily.
again to stop scan.
➥ Initializing the band condition
➥ Assigning a function Push [FUNC] then push [F-1]/[F-2].
q Turn the power OFF. The following conditions are initialized.
w While pushing the desired switch on the transceiver and • Operating band: 145 MHz band
one of either [UP]/[DN] keys on the microphone, turn the • Repeater setting (tone frequency: 88.5 Hz, offset
power ON. frequency: 600 kHz)
• The function is programmed into the key. • Tone/DTCS squelch (ON/OFF: OFF, tone fre-
quency:88.5 Hz, DTCS code: 023 and polarity: NN)
➥ Clearing an assignment • Transmit output power selection: HIGH
q Turn the power OFF. • Tuning step: 5 kHz
w While pushing the desired [UP] or [DN] key on the micro- • Call channel: 1 CH, memory channel: 1CH
phone, turn the power ON. • Operating mode selection: FM
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11 OTHER FUNCTIONS

■ Partial reset AT POWER ON ■ All reset AT POWER ON


If you want to initialize the operating conditions (VFO fre- The function display may occasionally display erroneous in-
quency, VFO settings, set mode contents) without clearing formation (e.g. when first applying power). This may be
the memory contents. caused externally by static electricity or by other factors.
➥ While pushing [V/MHz•SCAN] and [SET•LOCK], push If this problem occurs, turn power OFF. After waiting a few
[PWR] for 1 sec. to partially reset. seconds, turn power ON again. If the problem persists, per-
form the following procedure.
[PWR] • Partial resetting is also available. See left for details.

IMPORTANT!:
Resetting the transceiver CLEARS all memory information
and initializes all values in the transceiver.

[S.MW•MW] [V/MHz•SCAN] ➥ While pushing [S.MW•MW] and [SET•LOCK], push [PWR]


for 1 sec. to reset the CPU.

[SET•LOCK] [PWR]

[S.MW•MW]

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OTHER FUNCTIONS 11

■ Data cloning AT POWER ON


Cloning allows you to quickly and easily transfer the pro- w While pushing [M/CALL•PRIO], turn power ON to enter
grammed contents from one transceiver to another; or, data cloning mode (master transceiver only— power on only for
from a personal computer to a transceiver using the optional sub-transceiver).
CS-208 CLONING SOFTWARE. • “CLONE” appears and the transceivers enter the clone standby
condition.
D Cloning between transceivers
q Connect the OPC-474 cloning cable to [SP] jack of the
master and sub-transceivers.
• The master transceiver is used to send data to the sub-trans-
ceiver.
[M/CALL•PRIO] [PWR]
While pushing [M/CALL•PRIO], turn power ON.

e Push [SET•LOCK] on the master transceiver.


• “CL OUT” appears in the master transceiver’s display and the
S/RF indicators show that data is being transferred to the sub- 11
To [SP] To [SP] transceiver.
• “CL IN” appears automatically in the sub-transceiver’s display
and the S/RF indicators show that data is being received from
the master transceiver.

Pushing [SET•LOCK] start cloning.

r When cloning is finished, turn power OFF, then ON to exit


cloning mode.

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11 OTHER FUNCTIONS

D Cloning using a personal computer ■ Packet operation


Data can be cloned to and from a personal computer (Mi-
crosoft® Windows® 98/2000/Me/XP) using the optional CS-208 D Data speed
CLONING SOFTWARE and the optional cloning cable OPC-478U For packet operation, the transceiver can be set to one of two
(USB type) or OPC-478 (RS-232C type). Consult the CS-208 data speeds: 1200 bps or 9600 bps.
CLONING SOFTWARE HELP file for details.
q While pushing [SET•LOCK], push [PWR] for 1 sec. to enter
D Cloning error initial set mode.
☞ NOTE: DO NOT push any key on the sub-transceiver dur- w Push [SET•LOCK] or [S.MW•MW] to select the ‘BPS’ item.
ing cloning. This will cause a cloning error. e Rotate [DIAL] to select the desired data speed.

When the display as below appears, a cloning error has oc-


curred.

r Push [PWR] to exit initial set mode.

For 1200 bps operation—


In such a case, both transceivers automatically return to the • Disconnect the microphone plug from the microphone
clone standby condition and cloning must be repeated. connector during data transmission, otherwise the data
signal and voice signal are simultaneously transmitted.

For 9600 bps operation—


• When the transceiver is set for 9600 bps data transmis-
sion in set mode, the microphone signal is automatically
cut. Therefore, it is not necessary to disconnect the mi-
crophone plug from the connector in this case.
• When pushing [PTT] during data transmission, data trans-
mission is interrupted and voice signals have priority.

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OTHER FUNCTIONS 11

D 1200 bps packet operation


q Connect the transceiver and a TNC as illustrated below. • Read the instructions supplied with your TNC carefully
TNC side before attempting packet operation with the transceiver.
q DATA IN • Pin t AF OUT is for 1200 bps operation only. This pin
TX AUDIO
cannot be used for 9600 bps operation.
GND
w GND • Over modulation may degrade signal quality. If you find
that many transmissions are failing, re-adjust the modu-
e PTT P
lation level.
y P SQL

RX AUDIO
t AF OUT
PTT
SQL

w Set the TNC for transmit.


e Set transmit delay on the TNC.
r Adjust the TNC frequency deviation if necessary. 11
• When using a deviation meter:
Adjust the output of the TNC so that frequency deviation
is in the range ± 3 to ±4 kHz.
• When NOT using a deviation meter:
A receiver or transceiver is needed to monitor the trans-
mission—compare the received audio output level when
receiving a TNC modulated signal with high level voice
signals using the microphone. Then adjust the TNC mod-
ulated signal to a lower level than the voice modulated
signal.

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11 OTHER FUNCTIONS

D 9600 bps high speed packet operation D Adjusting the transmit signal output from
The transceiver supports 2 modes of 9600 bps packet opera- the TNC
tion: G3RUH and GMSK. When setting data transmission speed to 9600 bps, the data
q Connect the transceiver and a TNC as illustrated below. signal coming from the TNC is applied exclusively to the in-
TNC side ternal limiter circuitry to automatically maintain band width.
q DATA IN
TX AUDIO NEVER apply data levels from the TNC of over acceptable
GND level below, otherwise the transceiver will not be able to main-
w GND
tain the band width and may possibly interfere with other sta-
e PTT P r DATA OUT tions.

1. When using a level meter or synchroscope, adjust the


TX audio output level (DATA IN level) from the TNC as
y P SQL RX AUDIO
PTT follows.
2 Vp-p (1 Vrms) : recommended level
SQL
1 Vp-p–3 Vp-p (0.5–1.5 Vrms) : acceptable level
w G3RUH mode can handle 16 kinds of modulated wave
forms in order to maintain a communication link. 2. When NOT using a measuring device.
e Set transmit delay on the TNC. q Connect the transceiver to a TNC.
r Adjust the TNC frequency deviation if necessary (see page w Enter a test mode (“CAL”, etc.) on the TNC, then trans-
at right). mit some test data.
• When using the PTT P terminal for packet operation, no e When the transceiver fails to transmit the test data or
voice signals are transmitted from the microphone. transmits sporadically (TX indicator doesn’t appear or
• When pushing [PTT] during data transmission, data flashes):
transmission is interrupted and the voice signal takes pri- - Decrease the TNC output level until the transmit indi-
ority. cator lights continuously.
• Read the instructions supplied with your TNC carefully When transmission is not successful even though the
before attempting packet operation with the transceiver. TX indicator lights continuously:
• Pin r DATA OUT is for 9600 bps operation only. This pin - Increase the TNC output level.
cannot be used for 1200 bps operation.
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MAINTENANCE 12
■ Troubleshooting If your transceiver seems to be malfunctioning, please check
the following points before sending it to a service center.

PROBLEM POSSIBLE CAUSE SOLUTION REF.


Does not turn on. • Power connector has a poor contact. • Check the connector pins. —
• Polarity of the power connection is reversed. • Re-connect the power cable observing the proper pgs. V,
polarity. Replace the fuse if damaged. 71
• Blown fuse. • Check the cause, then replace the fuse. p. 71
No sound comes from the • Volume is too low. • Rotate [VOL] clockwise. p. 15
speaker. • The audio mute function is activated. • Push any switch or key to deactivate it. p. 21
• Squelch is set too high. • Set the squelch level to the threshold. p. 15
• A selective call or squelch function is activated • Turn the appropriate function OFF. pgs.
such as pocket beep or tone squelch. 51–53
Sensitivity is low and only • Antenna feedline or the antenna connector has a • Check, and if necessary, replace the feedline or sol- p. VI
strong signals are audible. poor contact or is short circuited. der the antenna connector again.
• Squelch attenuator function is activated. • Set [SQL] between 10–12 o’clock position. p. 16
No contact possible with • The other station is using tone squelch. • Turn the tone squelch function ON. p. 53 11
another station. • The transceiver is set to duplex. • Set to simplex. p. 23
12
Repeater cannot be ac- • Wrong offset frequency is programmed. • Correct the offset frequency. p. 24
cessed. • Wrong subaudible tone frequency is programmed. • Correct the subaudible tone frequency. p. 22
Frequency cannot be set. • The frequency lock function is activated. • Turn the function OFF. p. 14
• Priority watch is paused on the watching frequency. • Push [M/CALL•PRIO] for 1 sec. to cancel the watch. p. 46
Frequency cannot be set • The frequency lock function is activated. • Turn the function OFF p. 14
via the microphone. • The microphone keypad lock function is activated. • Push [FUNC] then [SQLZ #(16KEY-L)] to deactivate p. 14
• Priority watch is paused on the watching fre- the microphone keypad lock function.
quency. • Push [M/CALL•PRIO] for 1 sec. to cancel the watch. p. 46

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12 MAINTENANCE

PROBLEM POSSIBLE CAUSE SOLUTION REF.


Some memory channels • The memory channel number has not yet been • Select the channel via the microphone keypad to —
cannot be selected via the programmed. check whether the channel has been programmed
tuning dial. or not.
Scan does not operate. • The squelch is open. • Set the squelch to the threshold point. p. 15
• Only 1 memory channel is programmed or other • Program other memory channels or cancel the pgs. 26,
channels are set as skip channels. memory skip function in the desired channels. 27, 43
• Priority watch is activated. • Cancel the watch. p. 46
Transmission is automati- • Time-out timer is activated. • Set the timer to OFF. p. 61
cally cut off.
Transmission continues • One-touch PTT function is activated. • Turn the function OFF. p. 18
even when the PTT is re-
leased.
The function display shows • The CPU is malfunctioning. • Reset the CPU. p. 65
erroneous information.

■ Fuse replacement
If the fuse blows or the transceiver stops functioning, find the
source of the problem if possible, and replace the damaged 20 A
fuse with a new, rated one (FGB 20 A) as shown at right. fuse

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SPECIFICATIONS AND OPTIONS 13
■ Specifications
D GENERAL D TRANSMITTER
• Frequency coverage : • Modulation system : Variable reactance frequency modulation
Europe Rx 118.000–173.995 MHz*1, • Output power : VHF 55/15/5 W (approx.)
230.000–549.995 MHz*2, UHF 50/15/5 W (approx.)
810.000–999.990 MHz • Max. frequency deviation : ±5.0 kHz (wide)
Tx 144–146 MHz, 430–440 MHz ±2.5 kHz (narrow: approx.)
Italy Rx 118.000–173.995 MHz*1, • Spurious emissions : Less than –60 dB
230.000–549.995 MHz*2, • Microphone connector : 8-pin modular (600 Ω)
810.000–999.990 MHz
Tx 144–146 MHz, 430–434 MHz, D RECEIVER
435–438 MHz • Receive system : Double-conversion superheterodyne
Europe-1 Tx/Rx 144–146 MHz, 430–440 MHz • Intermediate frequencies : 1st: 46.05 MHz, 2nd: 450 kHz
*1Guaranteed: 144–146 MHz range only.; *2Guaranteed: 430–440 MHz range • Sensitivity (FM: at 12 dB SINAD/AM: at 10 dB S/N):
• Type of emission : FM, AM (Receive only) 118.000–173.995 MHz 0.18 µV/0.45 µV
• Number of memory channels : 512 (incl. 10 scan edges and 2 calls) 230.000–299.995 MHz 0.32 µV/0.79 µV
• Frequency resolution : 5, 10, 12.5, 15, 20, 25, 30, 50, 100, 300.000–499.995 MHz 0.22 µV/0.63 µV
200 kHz 500.000–549.995 MHz 0.32 µV/Not specified
• Operating temperature range : –10°C to +60°C 810.000–999.990 MHz 0.45 µV/Not specified
• Frequency stability : ±10 ppm (–10°C to +60°C) • Squelch sensitivity† (threshold) : Less than 0.13 µV
• Power supply requirement : 13.8 V DC ±15% • Selectivity : 12
• Current drain (at 13.8 V DC: approx.): Wide More than 12 kHz/6 dB
Transmit at 55 W 12 A Less than 30 kHz/60 dB 13
Receive standby 0.8 A Narrow More than 6 kHz/6 dB
max. audio 1.0 A Less than 20 kHz/60 dB
• Antenna connector : SO-239 (50 Ω) • Spurious and image rejection : More than 60 dB
• Dimensions (proj. not included) : 141(W) × 40(H) × 185.4(D) mm • AF output power (at 13.8 V DC) : More than 2.0 W at 10% distortion with an
• Weight (approx.) : 1.2 kg 8 Ω load
• Ext. speaker connectors : 3-conductor 3.5 (d) mm (1⁄8″)/8 Ω

All stated specifications are subject to change without notice or obligation.


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13 SPECIFICATIONS AND OPTIONS

■ Options
HM-133 REMOTE-CONTROL MICROPHONE SP-7/SP-10 EXTERNAL SPEAKERS
Wired remote control microphone with key backlight. Same as that SP-7: For base station use. Cable length: 1.0 m
supplied with the transceiver. SP-10: For all-round mobile operation. Cable length: 1.5 m
HM-118TN DTMF MICROPHONE OPC-347/OPC-1132 DC POWER CABLES
HM-118N HAND MICROPHONE OPC-347: 7.0 m
OPC-1132: 3.0 m Same as that supplied with the transceiver.
HS-62 FLEXIBLE MOBILE MICROPHONE + HS-15SB SWITCH BOX
CS-208 CLONING SOFTWARE + OPC-478U CLONING CABLE
+ OPC-589 ADAPTER CABLE
Provides quick and easy programming items, such as memory chan-
For all-round mobile operation.
nels, set mode contents for local repeater frequencies, via PC’s USB
OPC-600R/OPC-601R SEPARATION CABLES terminal. RS-232C type cloning cable, OPC-478, also available.
OPC-600R: Same as that supplied with the transceiver. 3.5 m
OPC-474 CLONING CABLE
OPC-601R: For extended separate installation. 7.0 m
Used for data cloning between transceivers.
MB-58 REMOTE CONTROLLER BRACKET
Mounts the remote controller in a convenient location for operation
with the front panel detached from the main body.
MB-65 MOUNTING BASE
Mounts the remote controller on to variety of place in vehicle. MB-84
is required for mounting.
MB-17A MOBILE MOUNTING BRACKET
One-touch bracket. Transceiver main unit easily attached or re-
moved.
OPC-440/OPC-647 MIC EXTENSION CABLES
OPC-440: 5.0 m; OPC-647: 2.5 m
OPC-441 SPEAKER EXTENSION CABLE
5.0 m

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CE 14

DECLARATION
OF CONFORMITY
We Icom Inc. Japan
1-1-32, Kamiminami, Hirano-ku
Osaka 547-0003, Japan
Declare on our sole responsibility that this equipment complies with the Düsseldorf 15 Apr. 2003
essential requirements of the Radio and Telecommunications Terminal Place and date of issue
Equipment Directive, 1999/5/EC, and that any applicable Essential Test
Suite measurements have been performed. Icom (Europe) GmbH
Kind of equipment: VHF/UHF FM TRANSCEIVER Himmelgeister straße 100
D-40225 Düsseldorf
Type-designation: iE208 Authorized representative name
T. Maebayashi
Version (where applicable): General Manager
This compliance is based on conformity with the following harmonised
13
standards, specifications or documents: 14
i) EN 301 489-1 v 1.3.1 (2001-09)
ii) EN 301 489-15 v 1.1.1 (2000-09)
iii) EN 301 783 v 1.1.1 (2000-09)
iv) EN 60950 (1992-08) + A11:1997 Signature

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15 MODE ARRANGEMENT
INITIAL SET MODE
VFO mode (p. 11)

Key-touch beep (p. 61) Time-out timer (p. 61)

DTMF speed (p. 63) Narrow transmission (p. 63)

MEMORY MODE (p. 25) CALL CHANNEL (p. 37)


SET MODE

Display dimmer (p. 56) Display color (p. 56)

BANK CHANNEL
See p. 34 for details.

memory encoder is
CLONE MODE DTMF MEMORY When the DTMF

activated.

Bank link function‡ (p. 59) Program skip† (p. 59)


See p. 66 for details. See p. 47 for details.

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MODE ARRANGEMENT 15

Auto power off (p. 61) Cooling fan (p. 61) Data speed (p. 62)
: Push (front panel); or (microphone) *Available in the USA version only.
: Push (front panel); or (microphone)

Active band (p. 62) Squelch attenuator (p. 62) Microphone sensitivity (p. 62) Squelch delay (p. 62)

Mic lock function (p. 56) Repeater tone frequency Tone squelch frequency DTCS code (p. 57) DTCS polarity (p. 57)
(p. 56) (p. 56)
: Push (front panel); or (microphone)
: Push (front panel); or (microphone)
*Available for USA version only.

Appears when accessing set mode from VFO mode only. Offset frequency (p. 57) 14

Appears when accessing set mode from memory mode only.

Bank setting‡ (p. 58) Memory name‡ (p. 58) Channel skip setting‡ Scan resume timer (p. 58) Tuning step (p. 57)
(p. 58)

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#02 Europe <Intended Country of Use>
■ GER ■ FRA ■ ESP ■ SWE
■ AUT ■ NED ■ POR ■ DEN
■ GBR ■ BEL ■ ITA ■ FIN
■ IRL ■ LUX ■ GRE ■ SUI
■ NOR

#03 Italy <Intended Country of Use>


■ GER ■ FRA ■ ESP ■ SWE
■ AUT ■ NED ■ POR ■ DEN
■ GBR ■ BEL ■ ITA ■ FIN
■ IRL ■ LUX ■ GRE ■ SUI
■ NOR

#10 Europe-1 <Intended Country of Use>


■ GER ■ FRA ■ ESP ■ SWE
■ AUT ■ NED ■ POR ■ DEN
■ GBR ■ BEL ■ ITA ■ FIN
■ IRL ■ LUX ■ GRE ■ SUI
■ NOR

A-6266D-1EU
Printed in Japan
© 2003 Icom Inc.
1-1-32 Kamiminami, Hirano-ku, Osaka 547-0003 Japan