Icom IC-A14 Instruction Manual

Instruction Manual for Icom IC-A14 Radio, Transceiver (48 pages)

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    INSTRUCTION MANUAL

    iA14

    iA14S

    VHF AIR BAND TRANSCEIVER

    This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC

    Rules. Operation is subject to the condition

    that this device does not cause harmful inter-

    ference.

    YIC-A14 YIC-A14S

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    SAFETY TRAINING INFORMATION

    WARNING

    Your Icom radio generates RF electromagnetic energy during

    transmit mode. This radio is designed for and classifi ed as

    “Occupational Use Only”, meaning it must be used only dur-

    ing the course of employment by individuals aware of the

    hazards, and the ways to minimize such hazards. This radio

    is NOT intended for use by the “General Population” in an un-

    controlled environment.

    This radio has been evaluated for compliance at the distance of 2.5 cm with

    the FCC RF exposure limits for “Occupational Use Only”. In addition, your Icom

    radio complies with the following Standards and Guidelines with regard to RF

    energy and electromagnetic energy levels and evaluation of such levels for ex-

    posure to humans:

    • FCC OET Bulletin 65 Edition 97-01 Supplement C, Evaluating Com-

    pliance with FCC Guidelines for Human Exposure to Radio Frequency

    Electromagnetic Fields.

    • American National Standards Institute (C95.1-1992), IEEE Standard

    for Safety Levels with Respect to Human Exposure to Radio Frequency

    Electromagnetic Fields, 3 kHz to 300 GHz.

    • American National Standards Institute (C95.3-1992), IEEE Recom-

    mended Practice for the Measurement of Potentially Hazardous Electro-

    magnetic Fields– RF and Microwave.

    • The following accessories are authorized for use with this product. Use

    of accessories other than those specifi ed may result in RF exposure lev-

    els exceeding the FCC requirements for wireless RF exposure.; Belt Clip

    (MB-94/96F) and Rechargeable Li-ion Battery Pack (BP-230N/232N/BP-

    232H).

    To ensure that your expose to RF electromagnetic en-

    ergy is within the FCC allowable limits for occupational

    use, always adhere to the following guidelines:

    • DO NOT operate the radio without a proper antenna attached, as this

    may damage the radio and may also cause you to exceed FCC RF ex-

    posure limits. A proper antenna is the antenna supplied with this radio by

    the manufacturer or antenna specifi cally authorized by the manufacturer

    for use with this radio.

    • DO NOT transmit for more than 50% of total radio use time (“50% duty

    cycle”). Transmitting more than 50% of the time can cause FCC RF ex-

    posure compliance requirements to be exceeded. The radio is transmit-

    ting when “

    ” appears on the function display. You can cause the radio

    to transmit by pressing the “PTT” switch.

    • ALWAYS keep the antenna at least 2.5 cm (1 inch) away from the body

    when transmitting and only use the Icom belt-clips which are listed on

    page 38 when attaching the radio to your belt, etc., to ensure FCC RF

    exposure compliance requirements are not exceeded. To provide the re-

    cipients of your transmission the best sound quality, hold the antenna at

    least 5 cm (2 inches) from your mouth, and slightly off to one side.

    The information listed above provides the user with the information needed

    to make him or her aware of RF exposure, and what to do to assure that this

    radio operates with the FCC RF exposure limits of this radio.

    Electromagnetic Interference/Compatibility

    During transmissions, your Icom radio generates RF energy that can possibly

    cause interference with other devices or systems. To avoid such interference,

    turn off the radio in areas where signs are posted to do so. DO NOT operate

    the transmitter in areas that are sensitive to electromagnetic radiation such as

    hospitals and blasting sites.

    Occupational/Controlled Use

    The radio transmitter is used in situations in which persons are exposed as

    consequence of their employment provided those persons are fully aware of

    the potential for exposure and can exercise control over their exposure.

    CAUTION

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    FOREWORD

    Thank you for purchasing this Icom product. The IC-A14/S

    VHF AIR BAND TRANSCEIVER is designed and built with Icom’s

    state of the art technology and craftsmanship. With proper

    care this product should provide you with years of trouble-

    free operation.

    IMPORTANT

    READ ALL INSTRUCTIONS carefully and completely

    before using the transceiver.

    SAVE THIS INSTRUCTION MANUAL— This in-

    struction manual contains important operating instructions for

    the IC-A14/S.

    EXPLICIT DEFINITIONS

    WORD DEFINITION

    RDANGER!

    Personal death, serious injury or an explosion may

    occur.

    RWARINING!

    Personal injury, fi re hazard or electric shock may

    occur.

    CAUTION Equipment damage may occur.

    NOTE

    If disregarded, inconvenience only. No risk of per-

    sonal injury, fi re or electric shock.

    SUPPLIED ACCESSORIES

    The following accessories are supplied with the transceiver.

    Qty.

    q Flexible antenna .............................................................. 1

    w Battery pack* ................................................................... 1

    e Belt clip ........................................................................... 1

    r Hand strap ...................................................................... 1

    t Battery charger

    .............................................................. 1

    y AC adapter

    .................................................................... 1

    *Battery case is supplied with some versions.

    Not supplied with the battery case supplied versions.

    qw*

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    RDANGER! NEVER short the terminals of the battery

    pack. Also, current may fl ow into nearby metal objects, such

    as a necklace, etc. Therefore, be careful when carrying with,

    or placing near metal objects, carrying in handbags, etc.

    RDANGER! Use and charge only specifi ed Icom battery

    packs with Icom radios or Icom chargers. Only Icom battery

    packs are tested and approved for use with Icom radios or

    charged with Icom chargers. Using third-party or counterfeit

    battery packs or chargers may cause smoke, fi re, or cause

    the battery to burst.

    R WARNING! NEVER hold the transceiver so that the

    antenna is very close to, or touching exposed parts of the

    body, especially the face or eyes, while transmitting. The

    transceiver will perform best if the microphone is 5 to 10 cm

    (2 to

    4 inches) away from the lips and the transceiver is ver-

    tical.

    R WARNING! NEVER operate the transceiver with a

    headset or other audio accessories at high volume levels.

    Hearing experts advise against continuous high volume op-

    eration. If you experience a ringing in your ears, reduce the

    volume level or discontinue use.

    CAUTION: DO NOT use harsh solvents such as benzine

    or alcohol to clean the transceiver, because they can dam-

    age the transceiver’s surfaces.

    DO NOT allow children to play with any radio equipment

    containing a transmitter.

    DO NOT operate the transceiver near unshielded electrical

    blasting caps or in an explosive atmosphere.

    DO NOT using or placing the transceiver in direct sunlight

    or in areas with temperatures below –10°C (+14°F) or above

    +60°C (+140°F).

    KEEP the transceiver away from the heavy rain, and

    NEVER immerse it in the water. The transceiver construc-

    tion is water resistant, not waterproof.

    CLEAN and wipe dry the battery terminals after using the

    transceiver in wet conditions. The terminals may rust if not

    dried.

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    PRECAUTIONS

    Icom, Icom Inc. and the Icom logo are registered trademarks of Icom Incor-

    porated (Japan) in Japan, the United States, the United Kingdom, Germany,

    France, Spain, Russia and/or other countries.

    FCC caution: Changes or modifi cations to this transceiver, not

    expressly approved by Icom Inc., could void your authority to op-

    erate this transceiver under FCC regulations. (U.S.A. only)

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    SAFETY TRAINING INFORMATION ……………………………… i

    FOREWORD …………………………………………………………… ii

    IMPORTANT …………………………………………………………… ii

    EXPLICIT DEFINITIONS …………………………………………… ii

    SUPPLIED ACCESSORIES ………………………………………… ii

    PRECAUTION ………………………………………………………… iii

    TABLE OF CONTENTS ……………………………………………… iv

    PANEL DESCRIPTION1. ……………………………………… 1–5

    Panel description ■ ……………………………………………… 1

    Function display ■ ………………………………………………… 5

    ACCESSORY ATTACHMENT2. ……………………………… 6–7

    BASIC OPERATION3. ………………………………………… 8–11

    Setting a frequency ■ …………………………………………… 8

    Setting a squelch level ■ ………………………………………… 9

    Lock function ■ …………………………………………………… 9

    Receiving ■ ………………………………………………………10

    Transmitting ■ ……………………………………………………10

    Side tone function ■ ………………………………………………11

    LCD backlight ■ ……………………………………………………11

    Low battery indicator ■ ……………………………………………11

    MEMORY OPERATION4. …………………………………… 12–17

    Memory channel selection ■ ……………………………………12

    Memory bank selection (Available with the IC-A14 only) ■ …12

    Programming a memory channel ■ ……………………………13

    Memory names ■ …………………………………………………15

    Copying memory contents ■ ……………………………………16

    Clearing the memory contents (Available with the IC-A14 only)

    …………………………………………………………………… 17

    SCAN OPERATION5. ………………………………………… 18–20

    Scan types ■ ………………………………………………………18

    COM band scan ■ …………………………………………………18

    Memory scan ■ ……………………………………………………19

    Weather channel scan (Available with the IC-A14 only) ■ ……19

    “TAG” channel setting ■ …………………………………………20

    OTHER FUNCTIONS6. ……………………………………… 21–26

    Home function ■ …………………………………………………21

    Accessing 121.5 MHz emergency frequency (Available with ■

    the IC-A14 only) …………………………………………………21

    Key touch beep tone ■ ……………………………………………22

    ANL function ■ ……………………………………………………22

    Weather channel operation (Available with the IC-A14 only) ■

    ……………………………………………………………………23

    Duplex operation ■ (Available with the IC-A14 only) …………24

    Set mode setting ■ ………………………………………………25

    BATTERY PACKS AND CASE7. …………………………… 27–33

    Battery charging ■ …………………………………………………27

    Charging the battery ■ ……………………………………………29

    Battery case ■ (optional for some versions) ……………………31

    CLONING8. …………………………………………………… 34–35

    TROUBLESHOOTING9. ……………………………………………36

    SPECIFICATIONS10. …………………………………………………37

    OPTIONS11. …………………………………………………………38

    OPTIONAL HEADSET CONNECTION12. …………………………39

    FOR CLASS B UNINTENTIONAL RADIATORS13. ……………40

    TABLE OF CONTENTS

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    Panel description ■

    q ANTENNA CONNECTOR [ANT] (p. 6)

    Connects to the supplied antenna.

    w KEY LOCK SWITCH [

    ] (p. 9)

    Push to turn ON the key lock function. ➥

    Hold down for 2 seconds to turn OFF the key lock func- ➥

    tion.

    e LIGHT SWITCH [LIGHT]

    Push to toggle the LCD backlight ON or OFF. (p. 11)

    For the IC-A14S only

    In the memory mode, hold down for 2 seconds to turn the

    “TAG” setting ON or OFF. (p. 20)

    r PTT SWITCH [PTT]

    Hold down to transmit; release to receive.

    t SQUELCH UP/DOWN KEYS [SQLY]/ [SQLZ] (p. 9)

    Push either key to select the squelch level.

    • 10 squelch levels, 1–10, and squelch open, 0, are selectable.

    y UP/DOWN KEYS [Y]/[Z]

    Push to change or select the operating frequency, ➥

    memory channel, Set mode setting, and so on. (p. 8)

    While scanning, push to change the scanning direction. ➥

    (pp. 18, 19)

    For the IC-A14S only

    Hold down for 1 second to start scanning. (pp. 18, 19)

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    PANEL DESCRIPTION

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    !0

    Function

    display (p. 5)

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    Microphone

    Speaker

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    u KEYPAD (Available with only the IC-A14; pp. 3, 4)

    i MEMORY MODE/MEMORY WRITE KEY [MR]/[MW]

    Push to select the memory mode. (p. 12)

    For the IC-A14

    Push ➥ [FUNC] then push this key to enter the select

    memory write mode. (p. 13)

    In the memory mode, push ➥ [FUNC] then push this key

    to copy the memory content to the frequency mode.

    (p. 16)

    For the IC-A14S

    Hold down for 1 second to enter the select memory ➥

    write mode. (p. 14)

    In the memory mode, hold down for 1 second to copy ➥

    the memory content to the frequency mode. (p. 16)

    o CLEAR/HOME SWITCH [CLR]/[HOME]

    Push to select the frequency mode. (p. 8) ➥

    Hold down for 2 seconds to reset the transceiver to the ➥

    user-default state without changing the memory con-

    tents (home function). (p. 21)

    !0 EXTERNAL SPEAKER AND MICROPHONE JACKS

    [MIC/SP] (p. 39)

    If desired, connects the optional speaker microphone or a

    headset using the optional OPC-499

    HEADSET ADAPTER.

    NEVER connect an optional speaker-microphone,

    headset adapter, while the transceiver power is ON.

    !1 VOLUME CONTROL KNOB [VOL]

    Rotate to turn the transceiver power ON or OFF and ad-

    just the audio level.

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    PANEL DESCRIPTION

    Jack cover

    NOTE: Attach the jack

    cover when optional

    equipment is not used.

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    PANEL DESCRIPTION

    D KEYPAD

    (Available with IC-A14 only)

    Inputs digit “1” for frequency input or memory chan-

    nel selection. (pp. 8, 12)

    Inputs “1,” “Q,” or “Z” when programming memory

    names.

    (p. 15)

    After pushing ➥ [FUNC], turns the ANL (Automatic

    Noise Limiter) function ON or OFF. (p. 22)

    Inputs digit “2” for frequency input or memory chan-

    nel selection. (pp. 8, 12)

    Inputs “2,” “A,” “B,” or “C” when programming

    memory names.

    (p. 15)

    After pushing ➥ [FUNC], starts the scan. (pp. 18,

    19)

    Inputs digit “3” for frequency input or memory chan-

    nel selection. (pp. 8, 12)

    Inputs “3,” “D,” “E,” or “F” when programming ➥

    memory names. (p. 15)

    After pushing ➥ [FUNC], selects memory bank

    mode, during memory mode. (p. 12)

    Inputs digit “4” for frequency input or memory chan-

    nel selection. (pp. 8, 12)

    Inputs “4,” “G,” “H,” or “I” when programming mem-

    ory names.

    (p. 15)

    After pushing ➥ [FUNC], turns the weather alert

    function ON or OFF. (p. 23)

    Inputs digit “5” for frequency input or memory chan-

    nel selection. (pp. 8, 12)

    Inputs “5,” “J,” “K,” or “L” when programming mem-

    ory names.

    (p. 15)

    After pushing ➥ [FUNC], enters duplex transmit fre-

    quency programming condition, during NAVI band

    operation. (p. 24)

    Inputs digit “6” for frequency input or memory chan-

    nel selection. (pp. 8, 12)

    Inputs “6,” “M,” “N,” or “O” when programming

    memory names.

    (p. 15)

    After pushing ➥ [FUNC], selects duplex operation

    during NAVI band operation. (p. 24)

    Inputs digit “7” for frequency input or memory chan-

    nel selection. (pp. 8, 12)

    Inputs “7,” “P,” “R,” or “S” when programming

    memory names.

    (p. 15)

    After pushing ➥ [FUNC], selects weather channel

    mode. (p. 23)

    Inputs digit “8” for frequency input or memory chan-

    nel selection. (pp. 8, 12)

    Inputs “8,” “T,” “U,” or “V” when programming mem-

    ory names.

    (p. 15)

    After pushing ➥ [FUNC], key touch beep output ON

    or OFF. (p. 22)

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    PANEL DESCRIPTION

    Inputs digit “9” for frequency input or memory chan-

    nel selection. (pp. 8, 12)

    Inputs “9,” “W,” “X,” or “Y” when programming

    memory names.

    (p. 15)

    After pushing ➥ [FUNC], toggles scan tag setting

    ON or OFF. (p. 20)

    Inputs digit “0” for frequency input or memory chan-

    nel selection. (pp. 8, 12)

    Inputs “0,” “space” or “–” when programming mem-

    ory names. (p. 15)

    After pushing ➥ [FUNC], selects the emergency fre-

    quency, 121.500 MHz. (p. 21)

    Sets the numeral input for frequency or memory ➥

    channel numbers. Enters consecutive zero into

    the remaining digits.

    (pp. 8, 12)

    After pushing ➥ [FUNC], hold down for 1 second to

    entering into set mode.

    (p. 25)

    Push to activate the function, then push another ➥

    key to access its secondary function. When the

    function is activated, the “F” icon appears.

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    PANEL DESCRIPTION

    Function display ■

    q FUNCTION ICON

    Appears when [FUNC] is pushed.

    w MEMORY ICON (p. 12)

    Appears when memory channel mode is selected.

    e TAG ICON (p. 20)

    Appears when the selected memory channel is set as a

    TAG channel.

    r RX ICON (p. 10)

    Appears when receiving a signal, or when the squelch is

    open.

    t TX ICON (p. 10)

    Appears while transmitting.

    y DUPLEX ICON (IC-A14 only) (p. 24)

    Appears when the duplex function is activate. ➥

    Blinks while setting the duplex frequency. ➥

    u ANL ICON (p. 22)

    Appears when the ANL (Automatic Noise Limiter) func-

    tion is in use.

    i WEATHER ALERT ICON (IC-A14 only) (p. 23)

    Appears when the weather alert function is in use.

    o LOCK ICON (p. 9)

    Appears when the lock function is in use.

    !0 LOW BATTERY ICON (p. 11)

    Appears when the battery is nearing exhaustion. The ➥

    attached battery pack requires recharging when this

    icon appears.

    Blinks when battery recharging/replacing is immedi- ➥

    ately needed.

    !1 FREQUENCY READOUT

    Displays the operating frequency, memory channel num-

    ber, memory name or the Set mode item, and so on, de-

    pending on the selected mode.

    qwe r t yuio

    !

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    ACCESSORY ATTACHMENT

    D Antenna

    Insert the supplied antenna into the

    antenna connector and screw down

    the antenna as shown at right.

    CAUTION!

    • NEVER carry the transceiver by

    holding only the antenna.

    • DO NOT

    transmit without an

    antenna. Otherwise the transceiv-

    er may be damaged.

    D Belt clip

    Conveniently attaches to your belt.

    - To attach the belt clip

    q Remove the battery pack if it is attached.

    w Slide the belt clip in the direction of the arrow until the belt

    clip is locked and makes a ‘click’ sound.

    - To detaching the belt clip

    q Remove the battery pack if it is attached.

    w Pinch the clip (q), and slide the belt clip in the direction of

    the arrow (w).

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    w

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    D Battery pack attachment

    To attach the battery pack:

    Slide the battery pack in the direction of the arrow (q), then

    lock it with the battery release button.

    • Slide the battery pack until the battery release button makes a

    ‘click’ sound.

    To detach the battery pack:

    Slide the battery release button in the direction of the arrow

    (w) as shown in the illustration at right. The battery pack can

    then be detached.

    NEVER release or attach the battery pack when the trans-

    ceiver is wet or soiled. This may result water or dust get-

    ting into the transceiver/battery pack and may result in the

    transceiver being damaged.

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    ACCESSORY ATTACHMENT

    q

    w

    Battery release button

    Turn OFF the transceiver power by rotating [VOL] before at-

    taching or detaching the battery pack.

    For your information

    If the transceiver power cannot be turned ON after replac-

    ing the fully charged battery pack, do as follow.

    Detach the battery pack, wait for approximately 10 seconds,

    then attach the battery pack and turn ON the power again.

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    BASIC OPERATION

    Setting a frequency ■

    D Using the [Y]/[Z] keys

    q Rotate [VOL] to turn ON power, then push [CLR] to select

    the frequency mode if a memory CH number or WX CH

    number appears on the function display.

    w Push [Y]/[Z] to set the desired frequency.

    - For the IC-A14 only -

    • 1 MHz tuning step is selectable. Push [FUNC]

    ,

    then

    push [Y]/[Z]. Push [FUNC] again to return to normal

    tuning.

    D Using keypad (IC-A14 only)

    q Rotate [VOL] to turn ON power, then push [CLR] to select

    the frequency mode if a memory CH number or WX CH

    number appears on the function display.

    w Push 5 appropriate digit keys to input the frequency.

    • Push [1] as the 1st digit.

    • When a wrong digit is input, push [CLR] to clear, then repeat

    step w again.

    • Push [ENT] to enter consecutive zero digits.

    • Only [2], [5], [7] or [0] can be entered as the 5th and fi nal digit.

    [EXAMPLE]

    • 111.225 MHz: Push

    [1], [1], [1], [2], [2]

    • 117.250 MHz: Push

    [1], [1], [7], [2], [5]

    • 120.000 MHz: Push

    [1], [2], [ENT]

    • 125.300 MHz: Push

    [1], [2], [5], [3], [ENT]

    2

    3

    [VOL]

    [FUNC]

    [Z]

    [ENT]

    [CLR]

    [Y]

    Keypad

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    Setting a squelch level ■

    The transceiver has a noise squelch circuit to mute undesired

    noise while no signal is received.

    q Push [SQLY] or [SQLZ] to select the squelch level.

    • ‘SQL--0’ is open squelch and ‘SQL--10’ is tight squelch.

    • The “ ” icon appears while the squelch is open.

    w

    Wait for 1 second to return to the previous display.

    Lock function ■

    The lock function prevents accidental frequency changes or

    accidental function activation.

    q Push [ ] to turn the lock function ON.

    • The “ ” icon appears.

    w To turn the function OFF, hold down [ ] for 2 seconds.

    • The “ ” icon disappears.

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    3

    BASIC OPERATION

    [SQLY]

    “SQL-- 0”; Squelch open

    [SQLZ]

    [ ]

    Appears while the key lock

    function is activated.

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    BASIC OPERATION

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    Receiving ■

    q Rotate [VOL] to turn ON the power.

    w Push [SQLZ] several times to open the squelch.

    • Select the squelch level 0.

    e Rotate [VOL] to adjust the audio level.

    r Push [SQLY] several times until the noise is muted.

    • The “ ” icon disappears.

    t Set the desired frequency using [Y]/[Z] keys or the key-

    pad keys.

    y When a signal is received on the set frequency:

    • The “

    ” icon appears.

    • Squelch opens and audio is emitted from the speaker.

    When the squelch setting is too “tight” (large number setting),

    squelch may not open for weak signals. To receive weaker

    signals, loosen (small number setting) the squelch.

    Transmitting ■

    q Set the desired frequency in COM band pushing [Y]/[Z]

    or the keypad keys (IC-A14 only).

    • COM band frequency range: 118.00–136.975 MHz

    w Hold down [PTT] to transmit.

    • The “ ” icon appears.

    e Speak into the microphone at a normal voice level.

    • DO NOT hold the transceiver too close to your mouth or speak

    too loudly. This may distort the signal.

    r Release [PTT] to receive.

    NOTE: About Time-Out-Timer function

    To prevent prolonged transmission, according to regula-

    tory requirements, the IC-A14/S has a Time-Out Timer

    function. This timer cuts OFF transmission after the set

    time period of continuous transmission.

    The Time-Out Timer is set in the Set mode. See page 26

    for details.

    CAUTION: Transmitting without an antenna may damage

    the transceiver.

    NOTE: To prevent interference, listen on the frequency

    before transmitting. If the frequency is busy, wait until it is

    clear.

    [PTT]

    Microphone

    Appears while transmitting

    Appears when a signal is received.

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    BASIC OPERATION

    Side tone function ■

    When using a headset (other manufacture’s products), the trans-

    ceiver outputs your transmitted voice to the headset for mon-

    itoring. Connect an optional headset to use this function

    (The

    OPC-499 HEADSET ADAPTER and headset are required). (p. 39)

    D Setting the side tone level

    q Push [PTT] to turn the transmit mode ON.

    w While transmitting, push [Y]/[Z] to adjust the level.

    • ‘ST--0’ is OFF and ‘ST--10’ is the maximum level.

    WARNING! NEVER operate the transceiver with a head-

    set at high volume or monitor levels for a long periods

    time. A ringing in your ears may occur. If so, reduce the

    volume or monitor level, or discontinue use.

    LCD backlight ■

    The IC-A14/S has an LCD backlight for convenience during

    night time operation.

    Push ➥ [LIGHT] to turn the LCD

    backlight ON or OFF.

    IMPORTANT!

    Turn OFF the LCD back-

    light when no backlight is

    necessary.

    Low battery icon ■

    The low battery icon appears or blinks when the battery

    power has decreased to a specifi ed level. The attached bat-

    tery pack or battery case requires recharging or the battery

    case cells need replacing.

    If the batteries are not charging or replaced, even when the

    low battery indicator blinks, a long beep sounds and then the

    transceiver will automatically be turned OFF.

    [PTT]

    [Z]/[Y]

    Side tone level is indicated

    IMPORTANT!

    Select ‘ST--0’ when a speaker

    microphone is connected, oth-

    erwise your voice will be heard

    from the speaker during trans-

    mit.

    [LIGHT]

    Appears when the battery

    is nearly exhausted.

    Blinks when the battery

    recharging or replacing is

    immediately necessary.

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    Memory channel selection ■

    The IC-A14 has 200 memory channels (20 channels in 10

    banks; default setting)

    and the IC-A14S has 100 memory chan-

    nels for storing often-used frequencies.

    q Push [MR] to select the memory mode.

    • The memory mode icon appears and a memory channel num-

    ber is briefl y displayed .

    • The memory bank number is also displayed on the IC-A14.

    Using [Y]/[Z]:

    w Push [Y]/[Z] to select the desired memory CH number.

    • The memory channel number is briefl y displayed, then the pro-

    grammed frequency (or memory name, if programmed) is dis-

    played.

    • If no memory channel is programmed, no memory channel can

    be selected.

    Using the Keypad— IC-A14 only:

    w Push 2 appropriate digit key (00 to 99, depending on the

    bank setting) to select the desired memory channel num-

    ber, then push [ENT].

    • The memory channel number is briefl y displayed, then the pro-

    grammed frequency (or memory name, if programmed) is dis-

    played.

    • If no memory channel is programmed in the selected BANK, no

    memory channel can be selected.

    Memory bank selection ■

    (Available with the IC-A14 only)

    A total of 200 memory channels in the IC-A14, are divided

    into bank (up to 10 banks are selectable, depending on the

    setting) for simple memory grouping.

    q Push [MR] to select the memory mode.

    w Push [FUNC], and push [BANK](3) to enter the bank se-

    lection mode.

    e Push [Y]/[Z] or an

    appropriate digit key

    ([0] to [9]) to select

    the desired memory

    BANK number, then

    push [ENT].

    r Push [Y ]/[Z ], or

    2 appropriate digit

    keys and then [ENT]

    to select the desired

    memory channel.

    Appears when the

    memory mode is selected.

    Appears when the bank

    selection mode is selected.

    Keypad

    [FUNC]

    [Z]

    [ENT]

    [BANK](3)

    [MR]

    [Y]

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    Programming a memory channel ■

    Program often-used frequencies using the following instruc-

    tions.

    D For the IC-A14

    q Push [CLR] to select the frequency mode, if necessary.

    w Set the desired frequency. (p. 8)

    • Push [FUNC]

    ,

    then push [WX](7) to select a weather channel

    mode, and then select the desired weather channel using [Y]/

    [Z] or keypad if desired. (p. 23)

    e Push [FUNC] then push [MW](MR) to enter the select

    memory write mode.

    • The memory mode icon blinks.

    r Push [Y]/[Z] to select a desired memory channel num-

    ber.

    • Push [FUNC], then push [BANK](3) to enter the bank selection

    mode, and push [Y]/[Z] or an appropriate digit keys ([0]–[9]),

    then push [ENT] to select the BANK number, if desired.

    t Push [ENT] to program the entry and return to the fre-

    quency mode.

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    • EXAMPLE: Programming WX-05 into memory channel 9

    in memory BANK 3.

    Blinks when the select

    memory write mode is

    selected.

    No frequency is displayed when a blank channel is

    selected.

    Push

    Push then

    Push then

    Push then

    Push or ,

    or, push

    Push or ,

    or, push

    Push then

    *Briefly appears.

    Push to complete the programming.

    *Briefly appears.

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    D For the IC-A14S

    q Push [CLR] to select the frequency mode, if necessary.

    w Set the desired frequency. (p. 8)

    e Hold down [MR] for 1 second to enter the select memory

    write mode.

    • The memory mode icon blinks.

    r Push [Y]/[Z] to select the desired memory channel num-

    ber.

    t Hold down [MR] for 1 second to set the entry and return

    to the frequency mode.

    Blinks when the select

    memory write mode is

    selected.

    No frequency is displayed when a blank channel is

    selected.

    • EXAMPLE: Programming 123.450 MHz into memory

    channel 51.

    Push or

    Push or

    *Briefly appears.

    Push and hold

    for 1 second.

    Push and hold

    for 1 second.

    Push

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    MEMORY OPERATION

    Memory names ■

    The memory channel can display an 8-character name in-

    stead of the programmed frequency.

    D Programming memory names

    q Set the desired frequency in the frequency mode. (p. 8)

    w Enter the select memory write mode.

    • For the IC-A14; push [FUNC] then push [MW](MR).

    • For the IC-A14S; hold down [MR] for 1 second.

    e Select the desired memory channel to be programmed by

    pushing [Y]/[Z]

    (or on only the IC-A14, push the keys on the

    keypad then [ENT]).

    r Push [MR] momentarily to enter the memory name pro-

    gramming mode.

    • “-- -- -- -- -- -- -- --” appears and 1st digits blink.

    • Available characters

    For the IC-A14

    t Push the appropriate digit key several times to select the

    desired character, as shown to the left.

    • To move the cursor forwards or backwards, use [Y]/[Z].

    • The cursor automatically moves forward when a different key is

    pushed.

    • To erase a character, overwrite with a space (displayed as

    “_”).

    y Push [ENT] to program the name and frequency at the

    same time.

    • Return to the frequency display.

    • If no name is programmed, the programmed frequency is dis-

    played.

    • To clear the entered memory names, push [CLR] before push-

    ing [ENT].

    For the IC-A14S

    t

    Push [Y]/[Z] several times to select the desired character.

    • To move the cursor forwards, use [MR].

    • To erase a character, overwrite with a space (displayed as

    “_”).

    y Hold down [MR] for 1 second to program the name and

    frequency at the same time.

    • Return to the frequency display.

    • If no name is programmed, the programmed frequency is dis-

    played.

    • To clear the entered memory names, push [CLR] before hold-

    ing down [MR] for 1 second.

    KEY CHARACTER KEY CHARACTER

    [1] 1, Q, Z [6] 6, M, N, O,

    [2] 2, A, B, C [7] 7, P, R, S

    [3] 3, D, E, F [8] 8, T, U, V

    [4] 4, G, H, I [9] 9, W, X, Y

    [5] 5, J, K, L [0] 0, _ (space), –

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    NOTE: When programming a memory name to the pro-

    grammed memory channel, operate as follow.

    q Select the desired memory channel that requires a name.

    (see p. 12).

    For the IC-A14

    w Push [FUNC] then push [MW](MR).

    • The selected memory contents copied into frequency mode and

    frequency mode is selected automatically.

    e Push [FUNC] then push [MW](MR) again.

    r Push [MR] momentarily to select memory name program-

    ming mode.

    t Perform the steps t and y described at left page in “For

    the IC-A14” to program the desired memory name.

    For the IC-A14S

    w Hold down [MR] for 1 second.

    • The selected memory contents copied into frequency mode and

    frequency mode is selected automatically.

    e Hold down [MR] for 1 second again.

    r Push [MR] momentarily to select memory name program-

    ming mode.

    t Perform the steps t and y described at left page in “For

    the IC-A14S” to program the desired memory name.

    Copying memory contents ■

    This function copies a memory channel’s contents into the

    frequency mode. This is useful when searching for signals

    around a memory channel’s frequency.

    q Push [MR] to select the memory mode.

    w Select the desired memory channel to be

    copied using

    [Y]/[Z]

    (or keypad and [ENT]; For the IC-A14 only).

    • Select the desired bank if desired.

    For the IC-A14

    e Push [FUNC], then push [MW](MR) to copy the memory

    channel’s contents into the frequency mode.

    • Frequency mode is automatically selected.

    For the IC-A14S

    e Hold down [MR] for 1 second to copy the memory chan-

    nel’s contents into the frequency mode.

    • Frequency mode is automatically selected.

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    Clearing the memory contents

    (Available with the IC-A14 only)

    Unwanted memory channels can be cleared.

    q Select the desired memory channel to be cleared. (p. 12)

    • Select the desired bank if desired. (p. 12)

    w Push

    [FUNC]

    then hold down [CLR] for 1 second.

    • “-- -- -- -- -- -- ” appears briefl y, then the next selectable channel

    appears.

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    SCAN OPERATION

    Scan types ■

    The IC-A14 has 3 scan types to suit your needs. IC-A14S

    has 2 scan types.

    COM band scan ■

    q Push [CLR] to select the frequency mode.

    w Push [SQLY]/[SQLZ] to set the squelch level to the point

    where noise is just muted.

    For the IC-A14

    e Push [FUNC], then push [SCAN](2) to start the scan.

    • When a signal is received, the scan pauses until it disappears.

    • To change the scanning direction, push [Y]/[Z].

    For the IC-A14S

    e Hold down [Y]/[Z] for 1 second to start the scan.

    • When a signal is received, the scan pauses until it disappears.

    • To change the scanning direction, push [Y]/[Z].

    r To stop the scan, push [CLR].

    WEATHER CHANNEL SCAN

    Repeatedly scans all “TAG” weather channels. Weather

    channels are available for the IC-A14 only.

    COM BAND SCAN

    Repeatedly scans

    all frequencies

    over the entire

    COM band.

    108.00

    MHz

    Scan

    Jump

    118.00

    MHz

    136.975

    MHz

    MEMORY SCAN

    Repeatedly scans se-

    lected memory bank’s

    all “TAG” memory chan-

    nels. Used for checking

    often-used channels and

    bypassing usually busy

    channels such as control-

    tower frequencies.

    non-TAG

    channel

    non-TAG channel

    Mch 2 Mch 4 Mch 6

    Mch 7Mch 1

    Mch 8Mch 10Mch 19

    Decimal point blinks during

    scan.

    [FUNC]

    [CLR]

    [SCAN](2)

    [Y]

    [Z]

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    Weather channel scan ■

    (Available with the IC-A14 only)

    q Push [FUNC], then push [WX](7) to select a weather

    channel mode.

    w Set squelch to the point where noise is just muted with

    [SQLY]/[SQLZ].

    e Push [FUNC], then push [SACN(2) to start the scan.

    • When a signal is received, the scan pauses until it disappears.

    • To change the scanning direction, push [Y]/[Z].

    r To stop the scan, push [CLR].

    Memory scan ■

    NOTE: Program 2 or more memory channels with “TAG”

    setting to start memory scan.

    q Push [MR] to select the memory mode.

    • For the IC-A14, select the desired BANK if desired. (p. 12)

    w Push [SQLY]/[SQLZ] to set the squelch level to the point

    where noise is just muted.

    For the IC-A14

    e Push [FUNC], then push [SCAN](2) to start the scan.

    • When a signal is received, the scan pauses until it disappears.

    • To change the scanning direction, push [Y]/[Z].

    For the IC-A14S

    e Hold down [Y]/[Z] for 1 second to start the scan.

    • When a signal is received, the scan pauses until it disappears.

    • To change the scanning direction, push [Y]/[Z].

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    Decimal point blinks during

    scan.

    [FUNC]

    [SCAN](2)

    [WX](7)

    [Y]

    [Z]

    Decimal point blinks during

    scan.

    [FUNC]

    [MR]

    [SCAN](2)

    [Y]

    [Z]

    r To stop the scan, push

    [CLR].

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    “TAG” channel setting ■

    Memory and weather channels* can be specified to be

    skipped for the memory and weather channel* scans respec-

    tively. The “TAG” channel function is only selectable in the

    scan mode.

    *For the IC-A14 only

    For the IC-A14

    q Push [MR] to select the memory mode; or, push [FUNC],

    then push [WX](7) to select a weather channel.

    • Select the desired BANK, if desired.

    w Select the desired memory/weather channel to be a “TAG”

    channel.

    • Select the desired BANK, if desired.

    e Push [FUNC]

    ,

    then push [TAG](9) to set a “TAG.”

    • “TAG” appears.

    • Non-“TAG” channels are skipped during scan.

    r To cancel the “TAG” setting, repeat above steps.

    For the IC-A14S

    q Push [MR] to select the memory mode.

    w Select the desired memory channel to be a “TAG” chan-

    nel.

    e Hold down [LIGHT] for 2 seconds to set a “TAG.”

    r To cancel the “TAG” setting, repeat the above steps.

    No “ ” icon appears with

    the skipped channel.

    The “ ” icon appears with

    the scanned channel.

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    Home function ■

    The home function is convenient if you want to return the

    transceiver to default settings without memory channels.

    The following transceiver’s settings will return to the default

    value;

    • Operating mode

    (Frequency, memory or weather* channel mode

    with frequency or channel number, including bank*)

    • Duplex setting • ANL setting • Key touch beep

    • Squelch level • Side tone level • Microphone gain

    • Internal microphone usage • Time-Out timer setting

    The default settings can be modifi ed to suits your preference

    using with the optional cloning software, CS-A14.

    ¬ Hold down [CLR] for 2 seconds

    to return the transceiver into the

    default setting.

    Accessing 121.5 MHz emer- ■

    gency frequency

    (Selectable on only the IC-A14)

    The IC-A14 can quickly be set to the 121.5 MHz emergency

    frequency. This function can be activated even when the key

    lock function is in use.

    q Push [FUNC] then [121.5](0) to call the emergency fre-

    quency.

    w Push [CLR] to return to the frequency mode.

    [CLR]

    Emergency initial, “E,” ap-

    pears with the frequency

    [FUNC]

    [121.5](0)

    *For only the IC-A14

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    Key touch beep tone ■

    The beep tone, which sounds at the push of a switch can be

    set, if desired.

    For the IC-A14

    Push ➥ [FUNC]

    then push [BEEP](8) to turn the key touch

    beep tone ON or OFF.

    • Key touch beep setting is displayed briefly.

    For the IC-A14S

    q Rotate [VOL] to turn the transceiver power OFF.

    w While holding down [Y]/[Z], rotate [VOL] to enter set

    mode.

    e Push [MR] several times to select the key touch beep

    item, “BEEP.”

    r Push [Y]/[Z] to select either ON or OFF.

    t Push [CLR] to return to frequency mode.

    ANL function ■

    The ANL (Automatic Noise Limiter) function reduces noise

    components such as that caused by engine ignition systems

    while receiving.

    For the IC-A14

    Push ➥ [FUNC] then push [ANL](1) to turn the ANL func-

    tion ON/OFF.

    • The “ANL” icon appears when the ANL function is ON.

    For the IC-A14S

    q Rotate [VOL] to turn the transceiver power OFF.

    w While holding down [Y]/[Z], rotate [VOL] to enter set

    mode.

    e Push [MR] several times to select the ANL item, “ANL.”

    r Push [Y]/[Z] to select either ON or OFF.

    • The “ANL” icon appears when the ANL function is ON.

    t Push [CLR] to return to the frequency mode.

    “ANL” indicator appears when the ANL

    function is in use.

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    Weather channel operation ■

    (Selectable on only the IC-A14)

    The IC-A14 has VHF marine WX (weather) channel receiving

    capability for fl ight planning.

    D Weather channel selection

    q Push [FUNC]

    ,

    then push [WX](7) to select WX channel

    mode.

    • “WX--” and previously selected channel number appears.

    w Push [Y]/[Z] to select the desired WX channel.

    e Push [CLR] to exit the WX channel mode and return to

    the frequency mode.

    D

    Setting weather alert function

    An NOAA broadcast station transmits a weather alert tone

    before any important weather announcements. When the

    weather alert function is turned ON, the transceiver detects

    the alert, and sounds a beep tone until the transceiver is op-

    erated. The previously selected (used) weather channel is

    checked any time during standby, or while scanning.

    ¬

    Push [FUNC], then push [WX-ALT](4) to turns the weather

    alert function ON or OFF.

    • The “WX” icon appears when the weather alert function ON.

    Weather channel appears

    [FUNC]

    [WX](7)

    The “WX” icon appears when

    the weather alert is set to ON

    [FUNC]

    [WX-ALT](4)

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    Duplex operation ■ (Selectable on only the IC-A14)

    The duplex function allows you to call a fl ight service station

    while receiving a VOR station. The duplex function requires

    frequency programming for the fl ight service station in ad-

    vance.

    D Programming a duplex frequency

    q Push [CLR] to select the frequency mode.

    w Set a NAVI band frequency using [Y]/[Z] or keypad.

    • NAVI band frequency range: 108.00–117.975 MHz

    e Push [FUNC], then push [DUP-W](5).

    • The “DUP” icon blinks and transmit frequency appears.

    r Set the desired fl ight service station frequency using [Y]/

    [Z] or keypad, then push [ENT].

    • The displayed frequency returns to the NAVI band frequency.

    D Operating the duplex function

    q Set the desired frequency in NAVI band.

    • NAVI band frequency range: 108.00–117.975 MHz

    w Push [FUNC], then push [DUP](6) to turn the duplex func-

    tion ON.

    • The “DUP” icon appears.

    e Hold down [PTT] to transmit on the pre-programmed

    transmit frequency.

    r Release [PTT] to return to receive.

    t Push [FUNC], then push [DUP](6) to cancel the function.

    • The “DUP” icon disappears.

    NOTE: A duplex frequency can be programmed into each

    memory channel independently. Set a duplex frequency

    before programming the memory channel, if desired. The

    duplex ON/OFF setting can also be programmed into a

    memory channel.

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    “DUP” indicator blinks during

    transmit frequency setting

    [FUNC]

    [DUP](6)

    [DUP-W](5)

    “DUP” appears during duplex

    operation

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    Set mode setting ■

    The Set mode is used to program infrequently changed func-

    tion items or options.

    D Entering the set mode

    q Rotate [VOL] to turn the

    transceiver power OFF.

    w While pushing and holding

    [Y] and [Z], turn [VOL] to

    enter the Set mode.

    e Push [MR] several times

    to select the desired Set

    mode item.

    r Push [Y]/ [Z] to select the

    desired condition or value

    for the item.

    t Push [CLR] to return to fre-

    quency mode.

    For the IC-A14 only

    Push [FUNC] then holding down [SET](ENT) for 1 second to

    also enters into the Set mode.

    For your information:

    The default value of the Set mode items can be changed

    with the optional CS-A14 cloning software. The default

    settings are recalled by the home function.

    D Set mode items

    • ANL— ANL function (available with IC-A14S only)

    Sets the ANL

    (Automatic Noise Limiter) function that reduces

    noise components such as that caused by engine ignition

    systems while receiving.

    • BEEP— Key touch beep (available with IC-A14S only)

    The beep tone which sounds at the push of a switch can be

    set, if desired.

    • MIC— Microphone gain

    The internal microphone gain can be set to suit your needs.

    “H” (High gain), “M” (Medium gain) and “L” (Low gain) can

    be selected.

    [VOL]

    [MR]

    [Z]

    [CLR]

    [Y]

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    • I.MIC— Using the internal microphone

    The internal microphone can be turned OFF to use a head-

    set.

    This setting prevents unwanted audio or noise entering the

    internal microphone if the [PTT] is pushed.

    • TOT— Time-out timer

    Sets the time-out timer period to prevent prolonged transmis-

    sions, according to regulatory requirements. This timer cuts

    OFF a transmission after the set time period.

    Set the timer to between 20 and 180 seconds (in 10 second

    steps) or to OFF.

    Ask your dealer for local regulation details.

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    BATTERY PACKS AND CASE

    Battery charging ■

    RDANGER! Use and charge only specifi ed Icom battery

    packs with Icom radios or Icom charger. Only Icom battery

    packs are tested and approved for use and charge with Icom

    radios or Icom charger. Using third-party or counterfeit bat-

    tery packs or charger may cause smoke, fi re, or cause the

    battery to burst.

    D Battery caution

    RDANGER! DO NOT hammer or otherwise impact the bat-

    tery. Do not use the battery if it has been severely impacted

    or dropped, or if the battery has been subjected to heavy

    pressure. Battery damage may not be visible on the outside

    of the case. Even if the surface of the battery does not show

    cracks or any other damage, the cells inside the battery may

    rupture or catch fi re.

    RDANGER! NEVER use or leave battery packs in areas with

    temperatures above +60°C. High temperature buildup in the

    battery, such as could occur near fi res or stoves, inside a sun

    heated car, or in direct sunlight may cause the battery to rup-

    ture or catch fi re. Excessive temperatures may also degrade

    battery performance or shorten battery life.

    RDANGER! DO NOT expose the battery to rain, snow, sea-

    water, or any other liquids. Never charge or use a wet bat-

    tery. If the battery gets wet, be sure to wipe it dry before

    using. The battery is not waterproof.

    RDANGER! NEVER incinerate used battery packs since in-

    ternal battery gas may cause them to rupture, or may cause

    an explosion.

    RDANGER! NEVER solder the battery terminals or NEVER

    modify the battery pack. This may cause heat generation,

    and the battery may rupture, emit smoke or catch fi re.

    RDANGER! Use the battery only with the transceiver for

    which it is specified. Never use a battery with any other

    equipment, or for any purpose that is not specifi ed in this in-

    struction manual.

    RDANGER! If fl uid from inside the battery gets in your eyes,

    blindness can result. Rinse your eyes with clean water, with-

    out rubbing them, and see a doctor immediately.

    RWARNING! Immediately stop using the battery if it emits

    an abnormal odor, heats up, or is discolored or deformed. If

    any of these conditions occur, contact your Icom dealer or

    distributor.

    RWARNING! Immediately wash, using clean water, any part

    of the body that comes into contact with fl uid from inside the

    battery.

    Misuse of Lithium-ion batteries may result in the following

    hazards: smoke, fi re, or the battery may rupture. Misuse

    can also cause damage to the battery or degradation of

    battery performance.

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    RWARNING! NEVER put the battery in a microwave oven,

    high-pressure container, or in an induction heating cooker.

    This could cause a fi re, overheating, or cause the battery to

    rupture.

    CAUTION: Always use the battery within the specifi ed tem-

    perature range for the transceiver (–10°C to +60°C; +14°F

    to +140°F) and the battery itself (–20°C to +60°C; –4°F to

    +140°F). Using the battery out of its specifi ed temperature

    range will reduce the battery’s performance and battery life.

    Please note that the specifi ed temperature range of the bat-

    tery may exceed that of the transceiver. In such cases, the

    transceiver may not work properly because it is out of its op-

    erating temperature range.

    CAUTION: Shorter battery life could occur if the battery is left

    fully charged, completely discharged, or in an excessive tem-

    perature environment (above +50°C) for an extended period

    of time. If the battery must be left unused for a long time, it

    must be detached from the radio after discharging. You may

    use the battery until the remaining capacity is about half, then

    keep it safely in a cool dry place with the temperature range

    as below:

    –20°C to +50°C; –4°F to +122°F (up to a month)

    –20°C to +35°C; –4°F to +95°F (up to three months)

    –20°C to +20°C; –4°F to +68°F (up to a year)

    D Charging caution

    RDANGER! NEVER charge the battery pack in areas with

    extremely high temperatures, such as near fi res or stoves, in-

    side a sun heated car, or in direct sunlight. In such environ-

    ments, the safety/protection circuit in the battery will activate,

    causing the battery to stop charging.

    RWARNING! NEVER charge or leave the battery in the bat-

    tery charger beyond the specifi ed time for charging. If the

    battery is not completely charged by the specifi ed time, stop

    charging and remove the battery from the battery charger.

    Continuing to charge the battery beyond the specifi ed time

    limit may cause a fi re, overheating, or the battery may rup-

    ture.

    RWARNING! NEVER insert the transceiver (battery attached

    to the transceiver) into the charger if it is wet or soiled.

    This could corrode the battery charger terminals or damage

    the charger. The charger is not waterproof.

    CAUTION: NEVER charge the battery outside of the spec-

    ifi ed temperature range: BC-179 (0°C to +40°C; +32°F to

    +104°F). Icom recommends charging the battery at +20°C

    (+68°F). The battery may heat up or rupture if charged out of

    the specifi ed temperature range. Additionally, battery perfor-

    mance or battery life may be reduced.

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    Charging the battery ■

    D Regular charging with the BC-179+BC-174

    The BC-179 provides regular charging of battery packs. The

    following accessories are additionally required.

    • An AC adapter (may be supplied, depending on the transceiver ver-

    sions) or the optional cigarette lighter cable (CP-22).

    Be sure to turn OFF the transceiver power, when charging

    the battery pack with the transceiver.

    • Charging period

    Approximately 12 hours (with BP-232N)

    Approximately 13.5 hours (with BP-232H)

    • Charging indicator color information

    Orange : While charging

    Green : When charging is completed

    Orange or green (blink)

    : The battery pack or the charger has a prob-

    lem.

    CAUTION!

    • DO NOT modify the CP-22. A modifi cation could cause a fi re or

    electric shock.

    • BE CAREFUL not to cut or fray the CP-22’s power cable when

    disconnecting or connecting the CP-22 from/to the cigarette

    lighter socket.

    AC adapter

    (Optional for

    some versions)

    CP-22 (for 12–24 V; optional)

    To the cigarette

    lighter socket

    Turn OFF power

    Charging indicator

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    D AD-106 installation

    ➥ Connect the AD-106 charger adapter and the BC-119N or

    BC-121N as below (q), then install the AD-106 into the

    holder space of the BC-119N or BC-121N with the sup-

    plied screws (w).

    D Rapid charging with the BC-119N+AD-106

    The optional BC-119N provides rapid charging of battery

    packs. The following accessories are additionally required.

    • AD-106 charger adapter.

    • An AC adapter (may be supplied with BC-119N depending on the

    charger versions) or the OPC-515L DC power cable.

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    BATTERY PACKS AND CASE

    Screws

    (supplied with

    AD-106)

    AD-106

    Connectors

    Plugs

    q

    w

    AD-106 charger

    adapter is installed

    in BC-119N.

    AC adapter

    (Not supplied with

    some versions.)

    Optional OPC-515L

    (for 13.8 V power

    source) can be used

    instead of the AC

    adapter.

    Transceiver

    Battery

    pack

    Turn power OFF

    IMPORTANT!:

    Ensure the guide lobes

    on the battery pack are

    correctly aligned with

    the guide rails inside

    the charger adapter.

    Lobes

    Guide rails

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    D Rapid charging with the BC-121N+AD-106

    The optional BC-121N allows up to 6 battery packs to be

    charged simultaneously. The following are additionally re-

    quired.

    • Six AD-106 charger adapters.

    • An AC adapter (BC-157) or the DC power cable (OPC-656).

    Battery case ■

    (optional for some versions)

    D Precaution

    NEVER incinerate used battery cells since internal battery

    gas may cause them to rupture.

    NEVER expose a detached battery case to water. If the bat-

    tery case gets wet, be sure to wipe it dry before using it.

    NEVER short the terminals of the battery case. Also, cur-

    rent may fl ow into nearby metal objects, such as a necklace,

    etc. Therefore, be careful when carrying with, or placing near

    metal objects, carrying in handbags, etc.

    When installing battery cells, make sure they are all the same

    brand, type and capacity. Also, do not mix new and old bat-

    tery cells together.

    Install conventional alkaline cells only. Other type of batter-

    ies, such as Ni-Cd, Ni-MH, Li-Ion, are cannot be used.

    Uninstall the alkaline cells when leaving the battery case un-

    used for long time.

    Keep battery contacts clean. It’s a good idea to clean battery

    terminals once a week.

    Alkaline cells have a shorter operating time in comparison

    with Li-Ion battery cells. Also, operating time differs by brand,

    as well as the model type of the alkaline cell being used.

    Therefore, it is recommended that you use the Li-Ion battery

    pack, or take spare alkaline cells with you when intending to

    use the transceiver frequently, or for long periods.

    Battery

    pack

    AD-106 charger

    adapters are installed

    in each slot.

    AC adapter

    (Purchased

    separately)

    Transceiver

    Turn power OFF

    DC power cable

    (OPC-656)

    (Connect with the

    DC power supply;

    13.8 V/at least 7 A)

    IMPORTANT!:

    Ensure the guide lobes

    on the battery pack are

    correctly aligned with

    the guide rails inside

    the charger adapter.

    Guide rails

    Lobes

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    D Alkaline cells installation

    Install 6 AA (LR6) size alkaline cells as described below.

    q Release the latch, and open the cover.

    Latch

    CAUTION:

    NEVER use your fi nger nail when releasing the latch.

    Because the latch is tightly locked— you may injure your-

    self. Instead, use something relatively fl at, like the edge of

    a coin or the tip of a screwdriver, to carefully release the

    latch.

    w Install 6 AA (LR6) size alkaline cells.

    • Install the conventional alkaline cells only.

    • Be sure to observe the correct polarity.

    e Attach the cover, then close. And lock the latch until it

    makes a ‘click’ sound.

    CAUTION:

    • When installing batteries, make sure they are all the

    same brand, type and capacity. Also, do not mix new

    and old batteries together.

    • Keep battery contacts clean. It’s a good idea to clean

    battery terminals once a week.

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    D Battery case attachment

    Slide the battery case in the direction of the arrow.

    • Slide the battery case until the transceiver’s battery release button

    makes a ‘click’ sound.

    To release the battery case:

    Slide out the battery case’s battery release button in the di-

    rection of the arrow (q), and then push the release button

    in the direction of the arrow (w) as shown in the illustration

    below. The battery pack is then released.

    q

    w

    NEVER release or attach the battery case when the trans-

    ceiver is wet or soiled. This may result water or dust get-

    ting into the transceiver/battery case and may result in the

    transceiver being damaged.

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    Cloning allows you to quickly and easily transfer the pro-

    grammed data from one transceiver to another transceiver,

    or, data from PC to a transceiver using the optional CS-A14

    cloning software.

    D Transceiver to transceiver cloning

    q Connect the OPC-474 CLONING CABLE to [MIC/SP] jack

    of the master and sub transceivers.

    • The master transceiver is used to send data to the sub trans-

    ceiver.

    w While pushing and holding [MR], rotate [VOL] to enter

    cloning mode

    (for operating the master transceiver only).

    • “CLONE” appears and the transceivers enter the clone standby

    condition.

    e Push [PTT] on the master transceiver.

    • “CL.OUT” appears in the master transceiver’s display.

    • “CL.IN” appears automatically in the sub transceiver’s display.

    r When cloning is fi nished, turn power OFF, then ON again

    to exit cloning mode.

    NOTE: Transceiver to transceiver cloning between IC-A14

    and IC-A14S cannot be performed.

    OPC-474

    Master Sub

    to the speaker

    connector

    to the speaker

    connector

    Master transceiver’s

    indication during clone

    Sub transceiver’s

    indication during clone

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    D Cloning using PC

    Data can be cloned to and from a PC (Microsoft

    ®

    Windows

    ®

    2000/XP and Windows Vista™) using the optional CS-A14 CLON-

    ING SOFTWARE and the optional OPC-478 (RS-232C type) or

    OPC-478UC

    (USB type) CLONING CABLE. Consult the CS-A14

    CLONING SOFTWARE HELP fi le for details.

    D Cloning error

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

    curred.

    In this case, both transceivers automatically return to the

    clone standby condition and cloning must be repeated.

    Microsoft, Windows and Windows Vista are registered trademarks

    or trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the U.S.A. and/or other

    countries.

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    CLONING

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    TROUBLESHOOTING

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    If your transceiver seems to be malfunctioning, please check the following points before sending it to a service center.

    PROBLEM POSSIBLE CAUSE SOLUTION REF.

    No power comes on. • The battery is exhausted. • Recharge the battery pack. pp. 29–31

    • Bad connection for the battery pack. • Check the connection to the transceiver. p. 7

    No sound comes from the • Squelch level is too deep. • Set squelch to the threshold point. p. 9

    speaker. • Volume level is too low. • Set [VOL] to a suitable level.

    Transmitting impossible. • WX channels or NAVI band is selected. • Set COM band in frequency mode. p. 8

    • The battery is exhausted. • Recharge the battery pack. pp. 29–31

    Operating frequency or • Lock function is activated. • Hold down [ ] for 2 seconds to turn the lock p. 9

    memory channel can not

    function OFF.

    be changed.

    Scan does not start. • All memory channels in the selected bank are • Set the “TAG” settings of desired channels. p. 20

    not programmed as “TAG” channels.

    • Squelch is open. • Set the squelch level to tighten. p. 9

    • There is not more than 2 memorized channels • Program 2 or more memory channels. pp. 13, 14

    No beep sounds. • Beep tones turned OFF. •

    Turn the

    beep tone ON;

    ¬

    IC-A14:

    Push [FUNC], then push [BEEP](8).

    p. 22

    ¬

    IC-A14S:

    Turn the beep tone ON in set mode.

    pp. 22

    , 25

    D CP-22 fuse replacement

    If the fuse blows or the receiver stops functioning while oper-

    ating with the optional CP-22

    CIGARETTE LIGHTER CABLE, fi nd

    the source of the problem if possible, and replace the dam-

    aged fuse with a new rated one (FGB 8 A) as shown right.

    Fuse 8 A

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    SPECIFICATIONS

    D General

    • Frequency coverage :

    IC-A14 TX 118.000 to 136.975 MHz

    RX 108.000 to 136.975 MHz

    WX (Rx only) 161.650 to 163.275 MHz

    IC-A14S TX/RX 118.000 to 136.975 MHz

    • Mode : 6K00A3E

    16K0G3E (IC-A14/Rx only)

    • Channel spacing : 25 kHz

    • Number of memory channels :

    IC-A14 200 (20 CH × 10 BANKS)

    IC-A14S 100

    • Power supply requirement : Specifi ed Icom’s battery packs

    7.4 V DC standard

    • Usable temperature range : –10˚C to +60˚C (+14°F to +140°F)

    • Current drain (at 7.4 V DC) :

    Tx 1.5 A

    Rx at stand by 50 mA typical

    at AF max. 500 mA

    • Antenna connector : BNC 50 Ω (nominal)

    • Dimensions : 53(W) × 120(H) × 36.9(D) mm

    (projections not included) 2

    3

    ⁄32(W) × 4

    23

    ⁄32(H) × 1

    9

    ⁄16(D) inch

    • Weight : Approx. 180 g (6.35 oz)

    (Without the battery pack and antenna.)

    D Transmitter

    • Output power : 5.0 W (PEP) typical

    1.5 W (CW)

    • Modulation : Low level modulation

    • Modulation limiting : 70 to 100%

    • Frequency stability : ±5 ppm

    • Audio harmonic distortion : Less than 10% (at 60% mod.)

    • Hum and noise ratio : More than 35 dB

    • Spurious emissions : More than 46 dB

    (except operating

    frequency ±62.5 kHz range)

    • External MIC connector : 3-conductor 2.5(d) mm (

    1

    ⁄10˝)/

    150 Ω

    D Receiver

    • Receive system : Double conversion superhetero-

    dyne

    • Intermediate frequencies : 1st 46.35 MHz, 2nd 450 kHz

    • Sensitivity :

    COM band (6 dB S/N) –6 dBµ typical

    NAVI band (6 dB S/N) –3 dBµ typical (IC-A14 only)

    WX channels (12 dB SINAD) –13 dBµ typical (IC-A14 only)

    • Squelch sensitivity (threshold) : AM Less than 0 dBµ

    FM Less than –5 dBµ

    (IC-A14 only)

    • Selectivity : 6 dB (More than 7.5 kHz)

    60 dB (Less than 25 kHz)

    • Spurious response rejection : AM More than 60 dB

    FM More than 30 dB

    (IC-A14 only)

    • Audio output power : More than 700 mW (internal SP)

    ( at 10% distortion with an 8 Ω

    More than 500 mW (external SP)

    load, 30% mod.)

    • Hum and noise : More than 35 dB at 30% mod.

    • External SP connector : 3-conductor 3.5 (d) mm (

    1

    ⁄8˝)/8 Ω

    All stated specifi cations are subject to change without notice or obligation.

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    D BATTERY PACKS

    • BP-230N/BP-232N/BP-232H Li-Ion BATTERY PACKS

    BP-230N: 7.4 V/980 mAh (typical); 950 mAh (minimum)

    BP-232N: 7.4 V/2000 mAh (typical); 1900 mAh (minimum)

    BP-232H: 7.4 V/2350 mAh (typical); 2250 mAh (minimum)

    • BP-261

    BATTERY CASE

    Battery case for LR6 (AA) × 6 alkaline batteries.

    D CHARGERS

    • BC-119N DESKTOP CHARGER + AD-106 CHARGER ADAPTER

    + BC-145S AC ADAPTER

    For rapid charging of battery packs. An AC adapter is supplied with

    the charger depending on versions.

    Charging time: approx. 3 hours when BP-232H is attached.

    • BC-121N

    MULTI-CHARGER + AD-106 CHARGER ADAPTER (6 pcs.)

    + BC-157S AC ADAPTER

    For rapid charging of up to 6 battery packs (six AD-106’s are re-

    quired) simultaneously. An AC adapter should be purchased sepa-

    rately. Charging time: approx. 3 hours when BP-232H is attached.

    • BC-160

    DESKTOP CHARGER + BC-145S AC ADAPTER

    For rapid charging of BP-230N and BP-232H (Li-ion).

    • BC-171

    DESKTOP CHARGER + BC-147S AC ADAPTER

    For regular charging of BP-230N and BP-232H (Li-ion).

    • BC-179

    DESKTOP CHARGER + BC-174 AC ADAPTER

    For regular charging of BP-230N and BP-232H (Li-ion).

    D MICROPHONE

    • HM-173 SPEAKER MICROPHONE

    Combination speaker and microphone.

    D BELT CLIPS

    • MB-94 BELT CLIP

    Alligator type belt clip.

    • MB-96F

    LEATHER BELT HANGER

    Attaches with the supplied belt clip (Fixed type).

    D DC CABLES

    • CP-22 CIGARETTE LIGHTER CABLE

    DC-DC converter is built-in. Charges the battery pack using 12/24 V

    DC power source instead of the AC adapter for BC-171/179.

    • OPC-515L DC POWER CABLE FOR BC-119N

    Charges the battery pack using 13.8 V power source instead of the

    AC adapter for BC-119N.

    • OPC-656

    DC POWER CABLE FOR BC-121N

    Charges the battery pack using 13.8 V power source instead of the

    AC adapter for BC-121N.

    D OTHER OPTIONS

    • CS-A14 CLONING SOFTWARE + OPC-478/UC CLONING CABLE

    Provides quick and easy programming of items, such as memory

    channels or set mode contents, from a PC using the cloning cable,

    OPC-478 (RS-232C; DB-9 type) or OPC-478UC (USB type).

    • MB-130 vehicle charger bracket

    Vehicle mounting bracket for BC-160 battery charger.

    • OPC-499

    HEADSET ADAPTER CABLE

    When using an optional headset (3rd party products) via the adapter,

    the transceiver outputs your transmitted voice to the headset for

    monitoring.

    • OPC-474

    CLONING CABLE

    For data cloning between transceivers.

    Available options may differ according to countries. Ask your authorized dealer for details.

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    OPTIONAL HEADSET CONNECTION

    D OPC-499 (HEADSET ADAPTER) connection

    When using a headset (3rd party products) via the OPC-499 HEADSET ADAPTER, the transceiver outputs your transmitted voice

    to the headset for monitoring. See “■ Side tone function” (p. 11) when setting the side tone level.

    PTT

    OPC-499

    Transceiver

    PTT switch

    HEADSET

    (Must be purchased

    separately)

    Use a PTT switch with a

    3.5 mm (

    1

    8

    ˝) diameter

    plug, if required.

    NOTICE!

    Some headsets do not work properly when used with the

    IC-A14/S.

    Therefore, ask your dealer for details about headsets com-

    patible for operation with the IC-A14/S with the headset.

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    This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the

    limits for a Class B digital device, pursuant to part 15 of the

    FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable

    protection against harmful interference in a residential instal-

    lation. This equipment generates, uses and can radiate radio

    frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance

    with the Instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio

    communications. However, there is no guarantee that inter-

    ference will not occur in a particular installation. If this equip-

    ment does cause harmful interference to radio or television

    reception, which can be determined by turning the equipment

    off and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the inter-

    ference by one or more of the following measures:

    • Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.

    • Increase the separation between the equipment and re-

    ceiver.

    • Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit differ-

    ent from that to which the receiver is connected.

    • Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV techni-

    cian for help.

    13

    FOR CLASS B UNINTENTIONAL RADIATORS

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    MEMO

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    MEMO

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  • Page 48:

    1-1-32 Kamiminami, Hirano-ku, Osaka 547-0003, Japan

    Printed on recycled paper with soy ink.

    A-6631H-1EX-w

    Printed in Japan

    © 2007–2013 Icom Inc.

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