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An International manufacturer of radio equipment, Based in Japan. Their products include equipment for radio amateurs, pilots, maritime applications, land mobile professional applications and scanning enthusiasts.

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Using an OPC-478 programming cable for CI-V

I have an [clone of] an Icom OPC-478 programming cable for my IC-208H. I thought I read that I can use that same cable to do CI-V with my IC-706 if I can find an 1/8" mono (male) to 1/8" stereo (...
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What kind of power plug does the ICOM IC-7300 need?

I am considering buying the IC-7300. What kind of connector will I need to connect it to an external power supply? Or, does it come with a connector that I can splice on to a power cable coming from ...
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Can the IC-7300 be connected straight to a computer and use WSJT-X for FT8?

Do I need a separate device to use digital modes with the IC-7300 or do I just need to connect the 7300 to my computer via USB in order to use WSJT-X for FT8? Thank you.
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Recording from ICOM R8500 to pc

Newbie ham radio guy here. I just got my hands on an Icom R8500, and I'd like to record some signals on my pc. What's the proper way to do this, to minimize the added noise? Should I just use a 3.5mm ...
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What do I need to plug a regular set of headphones to an Icom ID-51 PLUS2?

What do I need to plug a regular set of headphones to an Icom ID-51 PLUS2? Would the Icom OPC-2144: or the Icom OPC-2006LS: allow me to connect a regular set of headphones?
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Temporary Skip frequency on an Icom ID-51 PLUS2

On the scanning options for the Icom ID-51 PLUS2, there's one called Temporary Skip Timer that can be any of: 5 minutes 10 minutes 15 minutes The manual says: Temporary Skip Timer Selects ...
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Any ideas why my phone is not connecting to my Icom ID-51E PLUS2?

I have the cable connected from my phone, a Samsung Galaxy S6, to my brand new Icom ID-51E PLUS2 and when I run the app I get this error: I think I correctly set up my radio for this, as you can see ...
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What is the 1750Hz tone burst for?

The Icom IC-51E PLUS2 but not the American version will emit a 1750Hz tone burst when you push the PTT briefly and then hold it down. What is this for?
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Does the Kenwood TH-D74 support Access Point and Terminal mode for D-Star?

Does the Kenwood TH-D74 support Access Point and Terminal mode for D-Star like the Icom ID-51 PLUS2?
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GNU Radio BPSK reception from ICOM SSB audio

I have BPSK flowgraphs that work fine in simulation as well as between two USRP boards at 1200 bps and sample rate of 48000 baud. In the transmitter flowgraph, the transmitter reads HDLC bits from a ...
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Purpose of “Low 1” and “Low 2” on Icom F50?

The display for the Icom F50 has a "LOW" indicator. The Instruction Manual says this is the "OUTPUT POWER INDICATOR [which] Appears when Low 2 or Low 1 is selected." There is no other explanation ...
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Using the VHF port for 6m on an Icom IC-706mkIIg transceiver

My Icom IC-706mkIIg transceiver has two output ports: one for its VHF/UHF bands (i.e. 2m/70cm) one for the HF bands, and also 6m! I have a couple of broadband VHF/UHF antennas whose transmit specs ...
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ISS APRS Digipeater with Kam XL and ICOM IC-910H

I am trying to use the ISS APRS digipeater which transmits at 437.55MHz. Hardware setup consists of the following ICOM IC-910H. The transceiver has been connected to a Windows PC running a HAM ...
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Using two antennas with IC751A — one for transmitting and another for reception

Is it safe to use one antenna for transmitting (main antenna PL connector) and another for reception connected to ANT IN connector at the backside panel?
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Receiving commercial / public-safety on a general-coverage HAM transceiver

I have an ICOM-7100 that I've installed in my mobile as my primary (nay, only) HAM transceiver; and I'm trying to avoid wasting a ton of space in my vehicle (not to mention money) for a proper scanner,...
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Issue with Icom R-71A

I have an old ICOM R-71a receiver that is giving me grief. The problem started off with audio and rf cutting out completely after being on for a few hours. The frequency display would work but nothing ...
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What's the difference between the normal and S-meter squelch in IC-2730?

I recently obtained an IC-2730E and can't figure out the difference between its squelch options. Unfortunately, the user manual isn't very helpful. The squelch option had 3 types: off, attenuation and ...
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Remote wake up of Icom IC-706Mk2g

I known you can control the rig with the CI-V interface, but my question is: Once the rig goes to sleep (inactivity timeout) can it be turned back on without having to use the power button on the ...
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Identify Icom portable radio

I'm trying to identify this Icom portable radio. Unfortunately, the picture is in a quite a bad shape. Does someone know the model number? Thank you!
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AFSK and GMSK in ICOM IC910 H

I am a newbie in HAM.The transceiver I have in my lab is ICOM IC910 H. My goal is to use it to communicate with our cubesat which uses GMSK. According to the manual, on page 50, there are notes for ...
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Radio wont RX or TX on repeaters. Fine in simplex

I am having this issue and cant seem to find a solution. I am running a Yaesu vx6r radio, I have had it for about 6 years. Today, I fired it up, as I had just built a 5 element 70cm yagi for satellite ...
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Receiving BFSK with 9.6 khz deviation on TS-2000 / ICOM(IC-910H) in FM mode

I have used Kenwood TS-2000 to receive BFSK signals with 3.3 khz deviation operating the TS-2000 in FM mode. Can we receive similar signals but whose BFSK deviation is 9.6 Khz using either the TS-2000 ...
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Does the ICOM ID-51A's repeater search work with non-D-STAR repeaters?

Has anyone tested the new ICOM ID-51A Plus with regular repeaters (i.e. analog)? I'm looking to quickly find the nearest repeater (and sign on with a PL code!) with like 1 or 2 clicks. Is that ...
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BAOFENG UV-5R for cubesat communication on lab, does it work?

Here we have a cubesat which operates in VHF/UHF. Communication with it (from a ground station perspective) is done with an Icom Radio. Would it be possible to replace it with a cheaper BAOFENG?
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Wiring a CW paddle

What kind of cable would be suitable for wiring an MFJ-564B Iambic CW Paddle to an Icom IC-718? I have heard that you can just use a length of old electric guitar cord but I was not sure what to do.
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What is the difference between Yaesu noise blanker (analog IF) and Icom noise blanker (perhaps digital)

What is the difference between the Yaesu (say FT DX 5000) and Icom (say IC 7700) noise blankers? I understood that the Yaesu NB is an analogue one while Icom uses a digital solution.
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Remote control for Icom IC-7100

I just got my new Icom 7100, and while I'd love to operate it locally, there are just too many things near me that get interfered with from RF. As such, one solution is to remotely control it - I ...