Bug #8601

Icom IC-V86 tone code issue.

Added by Dustin Yaremcio 17 days ago. Updated 13 days ago.

Status:Feedback Start date:12/29/2020
Priority:Normal Due date:
Assignee:- % Done:


Target version:chirp-daily
Chirp Version:daily Platform:All
Model affected:Icom IC-V86


I am having problems setting a unique CTCSS code per individual memory channel.

I can set the global CTCSS code for the entire radio when I enter "Set Mode Operation" through VFO page 9-1 of the advanced manual.

Page 7-1 in the advanced menu details how to set the CTCSS, but unfortunately it looks as if one is only able set one CTCSS code and then either enable or disable the different tone modes for said channels.

If this is the case this is extremely inconvenient, as I will have to carry a list of CTCSS codes with me for the 100 and some channels I have programmed in.

When I populate the CTCSS code per memory channel and the send to the radio they just disappear.......


Updated by Bernhard Hailer 14 days ago

  • Status changed from New to Feedback
  • Target version set to chirp-daily
  • Model affected changed from IC-V86 to Icom IC-V86
  • Platform changed from Windows to All

I just reviewed the manual for this radio, and it's not entirely clear. Does the IC-V86 actually save the tone information with each channel (not just "tone on" or "tone off"), when you program it manually? If it doesn't, then it's a (rather strange) limitation of the radio; if it does, then the driver needs to be fixed.

Updated by Dustin Yaremcio 13 days ago

Very ambiguous indeed.
I had a call into ICOM and they could not figure this out either.
It doesn't appear that when programing from the faceplate you can store tone's per individual channels.
Rather you can only turn on of off a tone and then set one tone in the global settings. Which is a major firmware flaw.

So Icom gave me a copy of their CS-V86 software and I was able to program just as one should be able too.
Radio function as expected afterwards.
But I was unable to download into Chirp afterwards.

Talking to other people RT systems has got this dialed too, so it can be done.

Updated by Bernhard Hailer 13 days ago

Ok, if the Icom software can do it, then there's a bug in Chirp's IC-V86 driver code. Thanks for your feedback. Hopefully there's a developer with this radio who can fix it.

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