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     EX-1726  FIELD PROGRAMMING SOFTWARE
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              For the IC-M710
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Copyright 1991-1995 Icom Inc.
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Portions of the software copyrighted by Microsoft Corporation 1982-1988
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     **                                                       **
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     **  This program is designed to perform cloning for the  **
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     **  IC-M710 MF/HF TRANSCEIVER only.                      **
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     **  Before using the program, make a backup copy of the  **
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     **  original disk.                                       **
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     **                                                       **
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
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  1. PROGRAM START UP AND SHUT DOWN ................................. 2
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  2. OPERATION ...................................................... 3
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  3. SCREEN DESCRIPTION ............................................. 4
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       COMMON SCREEN ................................................ 4
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       USER CH SCREEN .............................................. 12
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       ITU SIMP SCREEN ............................................. 14
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       FREQ RANGE SCREEN ........................................... 16
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       MODE SCREEN ................................................. 18
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  4. CLONING OPERATION ............................................. 20
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  5. FILE SAVING AND LOADING ....................................... 22
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  6. PRINTOUT ...................................................... 24
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1. PROGRAM START UP AND SHUT DOWN
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1) Boot up DOS.
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2) Insert the EX-1726 backup disk.
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3) Type the start command:
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         **                                        **
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         **  EX-1726 /(option) /(version) [Enter]  **
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         **                                        **
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     1. #01, #02, #03, #11, #12 can be used as "(version)".
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         #01: U.S.A. General version
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         #02: U.S.A. Marine version
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         #03: U.S.A. GMDSS version
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         #11: Europe Marine version
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         #12: Europe GMDSS version
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     2. When the version is specified, the corresponding
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        default settings are read.
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     3. When no version is specified, data is read from the M710#01.INI (for 
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        U.S.A. General version) file. 
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     4. When "expert" is used as "(option)," several settings are available 
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        for programming additional items.
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     5. When a file name is used instead of "/(version)," the specified file 
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        is loaded at start up.
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4) The COMMON screen appears. 
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       **                                                              **
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       **  The loaded file name appears in the bottom left corner of   **
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       **  the screen.  "NONAME.ICF" appears when no data file is      **
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       **  loaded.                                                     **
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       **                                                              **
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5) When programming is completed:
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   push [Esc] (indicates the TOP menu)
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     then [F] (selects file SUB menu)
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     then [S] (saves the set data; if not necessary skip this operation.)  
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     then [Q] (quits the program)
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2. OPERATION
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The EX-1726 has a TOP menu and 6 screens for programming.  All screens or 
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operations can be accessed from the TOP menu.  A SUB menu appears under the 
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TOP menu when an item in the top menu is selected with an [Arrow] key and
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[Enter].  The TOP menu appears when the [Esc] key is pushed.
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1) After the program starts up, push the [Esc] key to indicate the top menu.
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2) Push a highlighted character; or an [Arrow] key and the [Enter] key to
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   select the desired item.
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    - A SUB menu appears under the selected item.
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3) Push a highlighted character; or an [Arrow] key and the [Enter] key to
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   select the desired screen.
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    - The desired screen appears.
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4) Select the desired item with an [Arrow] key, then push [Space] or the 
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   digit keys to set the item.
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     - See descriptions of each screen for details.
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3. SCREEN DESCRIPTIONS
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////// COMMON SCREEN //////
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The COMMON screen automatically appears after starting up this program.
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This screen allows you to set conditions common to all channels.
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+[Common]---------+------------++-----------------+------------+
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| ITEM            |            || ITEM            |            |
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| Tx meter        |  RF        || Indication type | COMMENT    |
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| Tx power select | low,mid,hi || Narrow filter   | OFF        |
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| Mode sel on 2182|  ENABLE    || FSK shift [Hz]  | 170        |
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| Max user ch No. |       160  || FSK polarity    | NORMAL     |
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| ITU FSK ch      |  USABLE    || CW break-in     | FULL       |
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| ITU direction   |  NORMAL    || ACC mod. input  | ACC SEND   |
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| Antenna tuner   |  AT-130/E  || Mic audio input | PTT        |
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| Auto tuning use |  OFF       || LCD contrast    |         7  |
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| Auto tuning type|  PTT       || NMEA ID         |        01  |
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| ALM timer [sec] |        50  || NMEA input jack | DSC/REMO   |
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| 2182 sel at ALM |  AUTOMATIC |+-----------------+------------+
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| Scan type       |  CHANNEL   || Cross ch oper.  | DISABLE    |
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| Scan ref.[msec] |       130  || ITU ch use      | ENABLE     |
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| Scan speed[step]|         4  || Freq. program   | RX ONLY    |
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SCREEN SELECTION
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1) Push the [Esc] key once or twice to indicate the TOP menu.
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2) Select "Screen" with the [S] key, or an [Arrow] and [Enter] keys.
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TX METER (Tx meter)
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   The bar-indicator on the display can be used as an RF meter or antenna 
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   current meter.  European regulations require an antenna current meter. 
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   For the antenna current meter to function properly, the AT-130E HF
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   AUTOMATIC ANTENNA TUNER must be connected to the IC-M710.
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        Selectable value:    RF ...... RF meter 
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                             ANT C ... Antenna current meter
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        Selection method:    Push [Space] key to toggle the selection.
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TX POWER SELECTION (Tx power select)
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   The IC-M710 has 3 output powers available.  However, some countries do not
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   allow low power.  In such cases output power should be restricted using 
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        Selectable value:    low,mid,hi .... 20, 60, 150 W
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                             mid,high ...... 60, 150 W
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                             high .......... 150 W only
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        Selection method:    Push [Space] or [Backspace] for selection.
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MODE SELECTION ON THE EMERGENCY CHANNEL (Mode sel on 2182)
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   When pushing the [2182KHz] switch, the 2182 kHz emergency frequency can be 
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   selected instantly as channel 0.  When selecting the emergency channel, 
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   the operating mode selection can be inhibited, if desired.
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        Selectable value:    ENABLE or DISABLE
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        Selection method:    Push [Space] to toggle the selection.
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MAXIMUM USER CHANNEL NUMBER (Max user ch No.)
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   The maximum number of user channels for the IC-M710 is 160.  However, 
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        Selectable value:    1 to 160
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        Selection method:    Enter the desired number, then push [Enter],
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ITU FSK CHANNEL (ITU FSK ch)
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   ITU FSK channels appear as a group between the ITU 25 MHz band and user 
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   channels.  This FSK channel group can be hidden for voice communication use 
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        Selectable value:    USABLE or INHIBIT
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        Selection method:    Push [Space] to toggle the selection.
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ITU DIRECTION (ITU direction)
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   in use.  When using the transceiver as a coastal station, the duplex 
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   direction must be reversed for shore-to-ship operation.
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        Selectable value:    NORMAL ..... For vessel use
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                             REVERSE .... For coastal use
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        Selection method:    Push [Space] to toggle the selection.
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AUTOMATIC TUNING CONDITION (Auto tuning use)
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   When the optional AT-130 or AT-130E AUTOMATIC ANTENNA TUNER is connected, 
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   tuning can be started automatically without the [TUNE] switch for instant 
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   operation.  This setting can be modified in the transceiver's set mode.
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        Selectable value:    ON or OFF
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        Selection method:    Push [Space] or [Backspace] for selection.
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TUNING START METHOD (Auto tuning type)
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   When the automatic tuning condition is set to ON, the start trigger is 
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   selected in this item.  "PTT" tunes the antenna when pushing the PTT on the 
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   new frequency.  "FREQUENCY" tunes the antenna 2.5 sec. after a new 
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        Selectable value:    PTT, FREQUENCY
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        Selection method:    Push [Space] to toggle the selection.
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ALARM TIMER (ALM timer [sec])
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   least 30 sec. before the emergency call.  The transceiver has a timer which 
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   automatically stops the 2-tone alarm after a specified time.  This item 
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   sets the timer period.
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        Selectable value:    1 to 99 (sec.)
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        Selection method:    Enter the desired period, then push [Enter]
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AUTOMATIC 2182 kHz SELECTION AT ALARM TRANSMISSION (2182 sel at ALM)
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   To transmit the 2-tone alarm signal, 2182 kHz must be selected in advance.  
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   holding [ALARM] and [TX FREQ].
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        Selectable value:    MANUAL ...... 2182 kHz must be selected manually
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                             AUTOMATIC ... 2182 kHz is selected automatically
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        Selection method:    Push [Space] to toggle the selection.
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SCAN TYPE (Scan type)
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   This item selects one of the scan functions.
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     Channel scan and channel resume scan search the 5 channels around the 
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   selected channel when a user channel is selected or search all ITU channels 
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   in the band when an ITU channel is selected.  
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     Channel scan is canceled when transmitting and channel resume scan pauses
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   for 30 sec. when transmitting.  
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     Programmed scan searches for signals over the frequency range at high 
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   speed while squelch is closed and at low speed while squelch is open. The 
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   frequency range of programmed scan is between user channels maximum number 
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   and maximum number minus 1 (e.g. 159 and 160). 
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        Selectable value:    CHANNEL, CH RESUME, PROGRAM, or OFF(scan inhibit)
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        Selection method:    Push [Space] or [Backspace] for selection.
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SCAN SPEED REFERENCE [msec./ch] (Scan ref.[msec])
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   Scan speed can be selected in the next item and in the transceiver's set 
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   reference value is the time paused on a channel and is used for the fastest
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   scan speed.  This selection AFFECTS CHANNEL SCAN ONLY.
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        Selectable value:    100 to 200 in 10 msec increments.
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        Selection method:    Enter the desired period, then push [Enter]
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SCAN SPEED (Scan speed[step])
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  +----------------------+--------+-------+-------+-------+--------+---------+
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  |Selection [step]      |    1   |   2   |   3   |  4    | 5....9 |   10    |
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  |Channel scan [msec/ch]| 1 x ref|2 x ref|4 X ref|8 x ref| ...... |512 x ref|
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  |Selection [step]            | 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10|
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  |Channel resume scan [sec/ch]| 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10|
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  |Programmed scan* [msec/ch]  | 10| 20| 40| 60| 90|140|210|320|480|720|
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        Selectable value:    1 to 10
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        Selection method:    Enter the desired number, then push [Enter].
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INDICATION TYPE (Indication type)
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            COMMENT ...... Channel number/comment and Rx/Tx frequencies
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        Selection method:    Push [Space] or [Backspace] for selection.
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NARROW FILTER (Narrow filter)
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   This setting can be modified in the transceiver's set mode.
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        Selectable value:    OFF ..... 2.3 kHz/-6 dB
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                             ON ...... 350 Hz/-6 dB (GMDSS versions)
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        Selection method:    Push the [Space] key to toggle the selection.
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           ** NOTE: When "ON" is set without an optional filter     **
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           **       installation for the General/Marine versions,   **
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FSK SHIFT FREQUENCY (FSK shift [Hz])
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   For FSK operation, two audio frequencies, mark and space, are used to send 
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        Selectable value:    170, 425, 850
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        Selection method:    Push [Space] or [Backspace] for selection.
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FSK POLARITY (FSK polarity)
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   Normal and reverse polarity are available for FSK operation.  This setting
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        Selectable value:    NORMAL ...... key open: mark,   key close: space
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        Selection method:    Push the [Space] key to toggle the selection.
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CW BREAK-IN (CW break-in)
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  keying.  Full break-in allows you to receive signals between transmitted 
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  keying pulses during CW transmission.  Semi break-in allows you to mute 
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  receiving until keying stops with some delay time.  This setting can be 
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        Selectable value:    FULL, SEMI, OFF
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        Selection method:    Push [Space] or [Backspace] for selection.
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ACC MODULATION INPUT ACCEPT (ACC mod. input)
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   Modulation input from the ACC(1) socket, pin 4, is usually acceptable only 
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   when the "SEND" line (ACC(1) pin 3) is grounded.  However, this item can be 
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        Selectable value:    ACC SEND ...... at ACC SEND only
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                             PTT/ACC ....... at both ACC SEND and PTT
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       Selection method:     Push the [Space] key to toggle the selection.
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MICROPHONE AUDIO INPUT ACCEPT (Mic audio input)
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   Microphone audio is usually acceptable only when the PTT switch is pushed 
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        Selectable value:    PTT .......... at PTT switch only
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        Selection method:    Push the [Space] key to toggle the selection.
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LCD CONTRAST (LCD contrast)
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   The LCD contrast can be adjusted through 10 levels to suit transceiver 
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       Selectable value:     1 to 10  (1 is lowest and 10 is highest)
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       Selection method:     Enter the desired number, then push [Enter]
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ID NUMBER FOR REMOTE CONTROL (NMEA ID)
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   ID codes are required to access the transceiver.  The IC-M710 adopts 
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   NMEA0183 format and uses a "proprietary sentence" for remote control.  This 
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        Selectable value:    01 to 99
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        Selection method:    Push digit keys, then [Enter] for ID code entry
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          ** NOTE: A different NMEA ID code must be used for remote  **
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          **       control.  For example, avoid "90" which is the    **
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          **       UNIT's ID code.                                   **
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NMEA CONTROL DATA INPUT JACK (NMEA input jack)
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   Remote control signals can usually be input via the [DSC] (or REMOTE) 
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   socket only.  However, this item can be used to also set the [CLONE] jack 
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   as acceptable in parallel with the [DSC] (or REMOTE) socket.  This setting 
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        Selectable value:    DSC/REMO,  CLONE
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        Selection method:    Push [Space] to toggle the selection.
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   Cross channel operation is available for European countries to operate 
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        Selection method:    Push [Space] to toggle the selection.
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ITU CHANNEL USE (ITU ch use)
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   The IC-M710 has all ITU channels.  However, customers of some versions 
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   such as the General version, may not need the ITU channels.  In such cases,
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        Selectable value:    DISABLE,   ENABLE
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        Selection method:    Push [Space] to toggle the selection.
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FREQUENCY PROGRAMMING CAPABILITY (Freq. program)
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   Both Rx and Tx frequencies can be programmed via the IC-M710's keypad.  
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        Selectable value:    RX/TX,  RX ONLY,  INHIBIT
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        Selection method:    Push [Space] or [Backspace] for selection.
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////// USER CHANNEL SCREEN //////
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front panel (except ch 0) when the "Freq. program" item in the COMMON screen 
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|  1 |   5000.0  |           | H3E  | WWV     |
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|  2 |  10000.0  |           | H3E  | WWV     |
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|  4 |   2182.0  |   2182.0  | H3E  | EMERGEN |
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|  5 |   4125.0  |   4125.0  | J3E  | DISTRES |
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|  6 |   6215.0  |   6125.0  | J3E  | DISTRES |
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|  7 |   8291.0  |   8291.0  | J3E  | DISTRES |
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|  8 |  12290.0  |  12290.0  | J3E  | DISTRES |
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|  9 |  16420.0  |  16420.0  | J3E  | DISTRES |
573
| 10 |   2450.0  |   2003.0  | J3E  | KMI     |
574
| 11 |   2506.0  |   2406.0  | J3E  | KMI     |
575
| 12 |   4357.0  |   4065.0  | J3E  | KMI     |
576
| 13 |   4402.0  |   4110.0  | J3E  | KMI     |
577
~    ~           ~           ~      ~         ~
578
~    ~           ~           ~      ~         ~
579
|160 |           |           |                |
580
+----+-----------+-----------+----------------+
581

    
582

    
583

    
584

    
585
SCREEN SELECTION
586

    
587
1) Push the [Esc] key once or twice to indicate the TOP menu.
588

    
589
2) Select "Screen" with the [S] key, or an [Arrow] and [Enter] keys.
590
    - A sub menu appears under the TOP menu.
591

    
592
3) Select "User" with the [U] key, or an [Arrow] and [Enter] keys.
593
    - The USER CH screen appears.
594

    
595

    
596

    
597

    
598

    
599

    
600
                                 - 12 -
601
RX FREQ./TX FREQ.
602
The programmed frequencies are used when user channels are selected.
603

    
604
1) Select the desired channel in the "Rx FREQ." or "Tx FREQ." column with a
605
   [PageUp], [PageDown] or [Arrow] key. 
606

    
607
2) Enter the desired frequency in kHz (incl. 1 decimal place),
608
   then push [Enter]; or,
609
   push [Space] then [Enter] to set the channel as a blank channel.
610
    -  The acceptable frequency range is determined by the setting in the FREQ 
611
       RANGE screen.
612
    -  Blank setting on the Rx freq. erases mode and comment simultaneously.
613
       Blank setting on the Tx freq. produces the transmit inhibit channel.
614
     **                                                                  **
615
     **  NOTE: If "?" appears at the end of the frequency, (1) the       **
616
     **        acceptable frequency range has been changed (decreased)   **
617
     **        in the FREQ RANGE  screen; or (2) the usable mode is      **
618
     **        restricted in the MODE screen.  Check both screens,       **
619
     **        otherwise cloning will not be successful.                 **
620
     **                                                                  **
621

    
622

    
623
MODE
624
Programmed modes are used when user channels are selected.  This column shows
625
the same contents as the display indication, such as J3E or USB.  The usable
626
mode and mode indication are set in the MODE screen.
627

    
628
1) Select the desired channel in the "MODE" column with a [PageUp], [PageDown] 
629
   or [Arrow] key.
630

    
631
2) Push [Space] or [Backspace] to select the desired operating mode.
632
   Or, enter the desired mode via the keyboard directly.
633
   ** The usable modes are determined by the setting in the MODE screen.
634

    
635

    
636

    
637
COMMENT
638
The IC-M710 shows channel names with up to 7 characters when channel 
639
indication is selected, to conveniently display station names, operating 
640
purposes, etc.  Check that the "Indication type" in the COMMON screen is set 
641
to "COMMENT" to indicate memory names.
642

    
643
1) Select the desired channel in the "NAME" column with a [PageUp], [PageDown] 
644
   or [Arrow] key.
645

    
646
2) Enter the desired channel name via the keyboard.
647
   - Acceptable characters: 0-9, A-Z, ' ( ) * + - < = > @
648
   - Capital letters only although small letters can be input.
649
   - To delete the name, push [Space].
650
                                 - 13 -
651
//////  ITU SIMP CH SCREEN //////
652

    
653
The ITU SIMP CH screen allows you to set all ITU simplex channel contents.  
654
These contents can be overwritten from the transceiver's front panel when the 
655
"Freq. program" item in the COMMON screen is set to "RX/TX".
656

    
657

    
658
+[ITUsimp ch]------+------+---------+
659
| CH   |  FREQ.    | MODE | COMMENT |
660
|  No. |     [kHz] |      |         |
661
+------+-----------+------+---------+
662
|  4-1 |   4125.0  | J3E  | 4A LTD  |
663
|  4-2 |   4146.0  | J3E  | 4B LTD  |
664
|  4-3 |   4149.0  | J3E  | 4C LTD  |
665
|  4-4 |   4366.0  | J3E  | ALASKA  |
666
|  4-5 |   4369.0  | J3E  | ALASKA  |
667
|  4-6 |   4396.0  | J3E  | ALASKA  |
668
|  4-7 |   4402.0  | J3E  | ALASKA  |
669
|  4-8 |   4420.0  | J3E  | ALASKA  |
670
|  4-9 |   4423.0  | J3E  | ALASKA  |
671
+------+-----------+------+---------+
672
|  6-1 |   6224.0  | J3E  | 6A LTD  |
673
|  6-2 |   6227.0  | J3E  | 6B LTD  |
674
~      ~           ~      ~         ~
675
~      ~           ~      ~         ~
676
| 25-8 |           |      |         |
677
| 25-9 |           |      |         |
678
+------+-----------+------+---------+
679

    
680

    
681

    
682

    
683
SCREEN SELECTION
684

    
685
1) Push the [Esc] key once or twice to indicate the TOP menu.
686

    
687
2) Select "Screen" with the [S] key, or an [Arrow] and [Enter] keys.
688
    - A sub menu appears under the TOP menu.
689

    
690
3) Select "ITU simp" with the [I] key, or an [Arrow] and [Enter] keys.
691
    - The ITU SIMP CH screen appears.
692

    
693

    
694

    
695

    
696

    
697

    
698

    
699

    
700
                                 - 14 -
701
FREQ. [kHz] 
702
The programmed frequencies are used when an ITU simplex channel is selected.
703

    
704
1) Select the desired channel in the "FREQ." column with a [PageUp], 
705
   [PageDown] or [Arrow] key.
706
   
707
2) Enter the desired frequency in kHz (incl. 1 decimal place),
708
   then push [Enter]; or,
709
   push [Space] then [Enter] to set the channel as a blank channel.
710
    -  The acceptable frequency range is determined by the setting in the FREQ 
711
       RANGE screen.
712

    
713
     **                                                                  **
714
     **  NOTE: If "?" appears at the end of the frequency, (1) the       **
715
     **        acceptable frequency range has been changed (decreased)   **
716
     **        in the FREQ RANGE screen; or (2) the usable mode is       **
717
     **        restricted in the MODE screen.  Check both screens,       **
718
     **        otherwise cloning will not be successful.                 **
719
     **                                                                  **
720

    
721

    
722

    
723
MODE
724
The programmed mode appears when ITU simplex channels are selected.  This
725
column shows the same contents as the display indication, such as J3E or USB. 
726
The usable mode and mode indication are set in the MODE screen.
727

    
728
1) Select the desired channel in the "MODE" column with a [PageUp], [PageDown] 
729
   or [Arrow] key.
730

    
731
2) Push [Space] or [Backspace] to select the desired operating mode.
732
   Or, enter the desired mode via the keyboard directly.
733
   ** The usable modes are determined by the setting in the MODE screen.
734

    
735

    
736

    
737
COMMENT
738
The IC-M710 shows channel names with up to 7 characters when channel 
739
indication is selected, to conveniently display station names, operating 
740
purposes, etc.  Check that the "Indication type" in the COMMON screen is set 
741
to "COMMENT" to indicate memory names.
742

    
743
1) Select the desired channel in the "NAME" column with a [PageUp], [PageDown] 
744
   or [Arrow] key.
745

    
746
2) Enter the desired channel name via the keyboard.
747
   - Acceptable characters: 0-9, A-Z, ' ( ) * + - < = > @
748
   - Capital letters only although small letters can be input.
749
   - To delete the name, push [Space].
750
                                 - 15 -
751
////// FREQ RANGE SCREEN //////
752

    
753
The FREQ RANGE screen allows you to change (restrict) the frequency coverage.  
754
The receiver is a general coverage receiver, therefore only one range is 
755
available.  The transmitter frequency range is separated by 11 to fit the 
756
allowed range.  In addition, the frequency ranges for the ITU simplex channels 
757
are also available for operating convenience.
758

    
759
    **                                                                  **
760
    ** NOTE: The FREQ RANGE screen can be selected without any special  **
761
    **       operation.  However, setting is possible only when the     **
762
    **       "expert" command is used during start up.                  **
763
    **                                                                  **
764

    
765

    
766

    
767
+[Freq. range]--------+-----------++---------+-----------+-----------+
768
|  ITEM   | lower     | higher    ||  ITEM   | lower     | higher    |
769
|         |  edge[kHz]|  edge[kHz]||         |  edge[kHz]|  edge[kHz]|
770
+---------+-----------+-----------++---------+-----------+-----------+
771
|   Rx    |    30.000 | 29999.900 || Tx  1st |  1600.000 |  1999.999 |
772
+---------+-----------+-----------+| Tx  2nd |  2000.000 |  2999.999 |
773
+---------+-----------+-----------+| Tx  3rd |  4000.000 |  4999.999 |
774
| ITU  4M |  4000.000 |  4999.999 || Tx  4th |  6000.000 |  6999.999 |
775
| ITU  6M |  6000.000 |  6999.999 || Tx  5th |  8000.000 |  8999.999 |
776
| ITU  8M |  8000.000 |  8999.999 || Tx  6th | 12000.000 | 13999.999 |
777
| ITU 12M | 12000.000 | 13999.999 || Tx  7th | 16000.000 | 17999.999 |
778
| ITU 16M | 16000.000 | 17999.999 || Tx  8th | 18000.000 | 19999.999 |
779
| ITU 18M | 18000.000 | 19999.999 || Tx  9th | 22000.000 | 22999.999 |
780
| ITU 22M | 22000.000 | 22999.999 || Tx 10th | 25000.000 | 27500.000 |
781
| ITU 25M | 25000.000 | 27500.000 || Tx 11th |           |           |
782
+---------+-----------+-----------++---------+-----------+-----------+
783

    
784

    
785

    
786
SCREEN SELECTION
787

    
788
1) Push the [Esc] key once or twice to indicate the TOP menu.
789

    
790
2) Select "Screen" with the [S] key, or an [Arrow] and [Enter] keys.
791
    - The FREQ RANGE screen appears. 
792
    - Be sure the "expert" command is used at start up if you want to change 
793
      the contents.
794

    
795

    
796

    
797

    
798

    
799

    
800
                                 - 16 -
801
RX 
802
This line is used for setting the receiver frequency coverage continuously. 
803
Enter the desired lower and higher edges.
804
        Selectable range:    30.000 to 29999.900 [kHz]
805
        Selection method:    Enter the desired frequency directly via the 
806
                             numeral keys.
807

    
808

    
809

    
810
ITU 4M -- ITU 25M
811
These lines are used to set the receive/transmit range for ITU simplex 
812
channels.  Enter the desired range for each band.
813
        Selectable range:    1600.000 to 29999.900 [kHz]
814
        Selection method:    Enter the desired frequency directly via the 
815
                             numeral keys.
816

    
817

    
818

    
819
Tx 1st -- Tx 11th
820
These lines are used to set the transmit range for user channels.  Input the 
821
desired frequency range from the upper lines as there are 11 lines for band 
822
separation.
823
        Selectable range:    1600.000 to 29999.900 [kHz]
824
        Selection method:    Enter the desired frequency directly via the 
825
                             numeral keys;
826
                             or push [Space] then [Enter] to delete the 
827
                             frequency range.
828
          **                                                            **
829
          ** NOTE: When a frequency range in an upper line is deleted,  **
830
          **       the frequency range lines underneath are erased,     **
831
          **       automatically.                                       **
832
          **                                                            **
833

    
834

    
835

    
836

    
837

    
838

    
839

    
840

    
841

    
842

    
843

    
844

    
845

    
846

    
847

    
848

    
849

    
850
                                 - 17 -
851
////// MODE SCREEN //////
852

    
853
The IC-M710 has the following mode capabilities.  However, some modes can be
854
restricted to suit operating needs. 
855

    
856

    
857

    
858
+[Mode]--------+---------+---------+
859
| MODE  |INDI- |   Rx    |   Tx    |
860
|       |CATION|         |         |
861
+-------|------+---------+---------+
862
|  J3E  |  J3E | ENABLE  | ENABLE  |
863
|  R3E  |  R3E | ENABLE  | ENABLE  |
864
|  H3E  |  H3E | ENABLE  | ENABLE  |
865
|  LSB  |  LSB | DISABLE | DISABLE |
866
|  J2B  |  J2B | DISABLE | DISABLE |
867
|  FSK  |  FSK | ENABLE  | ENABLE  |
868
|  A1A  |  A1A | DISABLE | DISABLE |
869
+-------+------+---------+---------+
870

    
871

    
872

    
873

    
874
SCREEN SELECTION
875

    
876
1) Push the [Esc] key once or twice to indicate the TOP menu.
877

    
878
2) Select "Screen" with the [S] key, or an [Arrow] and [Enter] keys.
879
    - A SUB menu appears under the TOP menu.
880

    
881
3) Select "MODE" with the [M] key, or an [Arrow] and [Enter] keys.
882
    - The MODE screen appears.
883

    
884

    
885

    
886

    
887

    
888

    
889

    
890

    
891

    
892

    
893

    
894

    
895

    
896

    
897

    
898

    
899

    
900
                                 - 18 -
901
INDICATION
902
   The programmed indication appears on the transceiver's display when the 
903
   mode is selected.  The following indications are available for [Space] 
904
   selection, however, other indications up to 3 characters can be input via 
905
   the keyboard.
906
        Selectable value:    J3E ...... J3E,  USB  or other
907
                             R3E ...... R3E        or other
908
                             H3E ...... H3E,  AM   or other
909
                             LSB ...... LSB        or other
910
                             J2B ...... J2B,  AFS  or other
911
                             FSK ...... FSK,  DFS  or other
912
                             A1A ...... A1A,  CW   or other
913
        Selection method:    Push [Space] to toggle the selection,
914
                             or enter the desired name directly from the
915
                             keyboard.
916

    
917

    
918

    
919
RX / TX
920
   These columns select usable modes for operation.  When "DISABLE" is 
921
   selected in the Rx column, the mode cannot be selected via the 
922
   transceiver's front panel.  When "DISABLE" is selected in the Tx column, 
923
   transmission is inhibited when the mode is selected even if a transmit 
924
   frequency is programmed. 
925
        Selectable value:   ENABLE,  DISABLE
926
                            (ENABLE cannot be selected in the Tx column when 
927
                            the Rx column is set as DISABLE.)
928
        Selection method:   Push [Space] to toggle the selection.
929

    
930
           **                                                          **
931
           ** NOTE: J3E cannot be set to "DISABLE" in the both RX and  **
932
           **       TX columns.                                        **
933
           **                                                          **
934

    
935

    
936

    
937

    
938

    
939

    
940

    
941

    
942

    
943

    
944

    
945

    
946

    
947

    
948

    
949

    
950
                                 - 19 -
951
------------------------------------------------------------------------------
952
4. CLONING OPERATION
953
------------------------------------------------------------------------------
954

    
955
Programmed data can be cloned to an IC-M710 instantly.  All data is clone
956
sent (PC -> TR) or clone read (PC <- TR).  A cloning cable, OPC-478 is
957
necessary to connect a PC's RS-232C port and the transceiver. 
958

    
959
For convenience, when changing a small portion of the programmed contents, 
960
clone read the data from the transceiver, modify the data, then clone send 
961
it back to the transceiver. 
962

    
963

    
964

    
965
CLONE SEND (PC->TR)
966
The programmed data in the PC is copied to the transceiver.
967

    
968
1) Connect the OPC-478 between the PC's RS-232C terminal and transceiver's 
969
   [CLONE] jack.
970

    
971
2) Turn the PC and transceiver power ON.
972

    
973
3) Start up this program.
974

    
975
4) Select "Clone" in the TOP menu with the [C] key, or an [Arrow] and 
976
   [Enter] keys.
977
     - Clone sub menu appears.
978

    
979
5) Select "PC->TR" in the SUB menu with the [P] key, or [Arrow] and 
980
   [Enter] keys.
981
     - "Sending oooooo" appears in the bottom left of corner of the screen.
982
     - "CLONE" appears and counting starts from E000 to EFF0 on the 
983
       transceiver. 
984
     - When cloning is finished and all data send correctly, "Good" appears on
985
       the transceiver display.
986
          **                                                          **
987
          **  NOTE: - When "CLONE error" appears, check the "RS-232C  **
988
          **          port" setting.                                  **
989
          **        - When "Illegal data in" and screen name appears  **
990
          **          "?" may be appears on the illegal data in the   **
991
          **          screen.  Re-program them, or check the freq.    **
992
          **          range screen.                                   **
993
          **                                                          **
994

    
995
6) Turn the transceiver OFF and ON again.
996
     - Clone send is now complete.
997

    
998

    
999

    
1000
                                 - 20 -
1001
CLONE READ (PC<-TR)
1002
The pre-set data in the transceiver is copied to the PC.
1003

    
1004
1) Connect the OPC-478 between the PC's RS-232C terminal and transceiver's 
1005
   [CLONE] jack.
1006

    
1007
2) Turn the PC and transceiver power ON.
1008

    
1009
3) Start up this program.
1010

    
1011
4) Select "Clone" in the TOP menu with the [C] key, or [Arrow] and 
1012
   [Enter] keys.
1013
     - Clone sub menu appears.
1014

    
1015
5) Select "PC<-TR" in the sub menu with the [T] key, or [Arrow] and 
1016
   [Enter] keys.
1017
     - "CLONE" appears and counting starts from E000 to EFF0 on the 
1018
       transceiver.
1019
     - When cloning is finished, the transceiver's display returns to 
1020
       the previous indication.
1021
     - Clone read is now complete.
1022

    
1023

    
1024

    
1025

    
1026
RS-232C
1027
When the connected PC has 2 or more RS-232C ports, the desired port can be 
1028
selected with this program.  When the PC has only 1 port, "PORT #1" must be
1029
selected, otherwise, the cloning operation cannot be performed.
1030

    
1031

    
1032
1) Select "Clone" in the TOP menu with the [C] key, or an [Arrow] and 
1033
   [Enter] keys.
1034
    - Clone sub menu appears.
1035

    
1036
2) Select "RS-232C" in the SUB menu with the [R] key, or an [Arrow] and
1037
   [Enter] keys.
1038
    - RS-232C port selection block appears.
1039

    
1040
3) Select the desired port number to connect the cloning cable with an 
1041
   [Arrow] and [Enter] keys.
1042
    - Selected number is the same as the PC port number assignment.
1043

    
1044

    
1045

    
1046

    
1047

    
1048

    
1049

    
1050
                                 - 21 -
1051
------------------------------------------------------------------------------
1052
5. FILE SAVING and LOADING 
1053
------------------------------------------------------------------------------
1054

    
1055

    
1056
FILE SAVING OPERATION
1057

    
1058
1) Push the [Esc] to indicate the TOP menu.
1059

    
1060
2) Select "File" in the TOP menu with the [F] key, or an [Arrow] and 
1061
   [Enter] keys.
1062
     - File sub menu appears.
1063

    
1064
3) Select "Save" in the sub menu with the [S] key, or [Arrow] and 
1065
   [Enter] keys.
1066
     - A file name box appears and shows "FILE: noname.icf". 
1067

    
1068
4) Type the desired file name to be saved.
1069
     - ICF is recommended as a file extension for loading convenience.
1070
     - When no file extension is used, ".ICF" is automatically added to the 
1071
       file name.
1072
     - The TOP menu and the file name disappear and the previous menu appears.
1073

    
1074
**                                                                        **
1075
**  SAVING NOTE:                                                          **
1076
**                                                                        **
1077
**  When starting up the program and no file name has been loaded,        **
1078
**  "noname.icf" appears in the file name box.  In this case, direct      **
1079
**  file name entry is possible ("noname" disappears automatically).      **
1080
**  However, once a file is loaded or saved, file name entry does not     **
1081
**  change the file name. ([Del] or [Ins] key must be used to change the  **
1082
**  file name.)                                                           **
1083
**                                                                        **
1084
**  To indicate the previously saved file name, "*" (wild card) may be    **
1085
**  helpful to check the file name.                                       **
1086
**                                                                        **
1087

    
1088

    
1089

    
1090

    
1091

    
1092

    
1093

    
1094

    
1095

    
1096

    
1097

    
1098

    
1099

    
1100
                                 - 22 -
1101
FILE LOADING OPERATION
1102

    
1103
1) Push the [Esc] to indicate the TOP menu.
1104

    
1105
2) Select "File" in the TOP menu with the [F] key, or an [Arrow] and 
1106
   [Enter] keys.
1107
     - File sub menu appears.
1108

    
1109
3) Select "Load" in the SUB menu with the [L] key, or [Arrow] and 
1110
   [Enter] keys.
1111
    - A file name box appears and shows "FILE: FILE: *.ICF".
1112

    
1113
4) Type the desired file name, then push [Enter].
1114
   Or, push [Enter] to indicate the pre-programmed file name, select the
1115
   desired file name with an [Arrow] key, then push the [Enter] key twice. 
1116
    - The typed or selected file is loaded, then the file name box 
1117
      disappears.
1118
    - The loaded file name appears in the bottom left corner of the screen.
1119

    
1120

    
1121

    
1122

    
1123
DOS COMMAND
1124
 In the "File" sub menu, a "Dos" item appears.  This command pauses the
1125
 program so that a DOS command can be used.  When you want to return to 
1126
 normal operation of the program, type "EXIT", then push [Enter]
1127

    
1128

    
1129

    
1130

    
1131

    
1132

    
1133

    
1134

    
1135

    
1136

    
1137

    
1138

    
1139

    
1140

    
1141

    
1142

    
1143

    
1144

    
1145

    
1146

    
1147

    
1148

    
1149

    
1150
                                 - 23 -
1151
------------------------------------------------------------------------------
1152
6. PRINTOUT
1153
------------------------------------------------------------------------------
1154

    
1155
The set data can be printed out for convenience and reference for subsequent
1156
programming.  Only the currently displayed screen is printed out, therefore, 
1157
the printout operation must be performed for each screen desired. 
1158

    
1159

    
1160
1) Push the [Esc] to indicate the TOP menu.
1161

    
1162
2) Select "Print" in the TOP menu with the [P] key, or an [Arrow] and 
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   [Enter] keys.
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     - Print sub menu appears and shows "Current".
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3) Push [Enter] again to print out the currently displayed data.
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4) After printing is complete, the TOP and SUB menus disappear.
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1179

    
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1181

    
1182

    
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1189

    
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