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INSTRUCTIONS

FM TRANSCEIVER
Thank you for purchasing the IC-2300H FM TRANSCEIVER Microphone (HM-133V)
with Icoms state of the art technology.

i2300H Please read all instructions carefully before using the IC- q
!1
!0
r ACTIVITY INDICATOR
Lights red while any key other than [FUNC] and
2300H. w o [DTMF-S] , is pushed, or while transmitting.
e i Lights orange while the Microphone Keypad Lock func-
u tion is activated.
r y Lights green while the One-Touch PTT function is in use.
Mic element t KEYPAD
This instruction sheet describes only basic operations. For more detailed instructions, go to our web site (URL: http://www.icom. Push to activate various functions.
co.jp/world/index.html) to view or download the IC-2300H full instruction manual. t
y FUNCTION INDICATOR
In the instruction manual, some options or some functions may not be available for this version. Please ask your dealer for details. Lights orange while [FUNC] is activatedindicat-
ing the secondary function of keys can be accessed.
Lights green when [DTMF-S]
Precautions is activatedDTMF
signals can be transmitted using the keypad.
RWARNING RF EXPOSURE! This device emits Ra- DO NOT push the PTT when not actually intending to transmit. u FUNCTION KEY [FUNC]
dioFrequency (RF) energy. Extreme caution should be observed
KEEP the transceiver out of the reach of children. q VFO/LOCK KEY [VFO/LOCK] i DTMF MEMORY SELECT KEY [DTMF-S]
when operating this device. If you have any questions regarding RF Push to select the VFO mode.
exposure and safety standards, please refer to the Federal Com- During mobile operation, DO NOT operate the transceiver o FUNCTION KEYS [F-1] or [F-2]
Hold down for 1 second to turn the Lock function ON or
munications Commission Office of Engineering and Technologys without running the vehicles engine. When the transceivers Program and re-call your desired transceiver setting.
OFF.
report on Evaluating Compliance with FCC Guidelines for Human power is ON and your vehicles engine is OFF, the vehicles bat- !0 BANK/OPTION KEY [BANK/OPTION]
w PTT SWITCH
Radio frequency Electromagnetic Fields (OET Bulletin 65). tery will soon become exhausted. Push to select the memory bank option, when in the
Hold down to transmit; release to receive.
RWARNING! NEVER connect the transceiver to an AC BE CAREFUL! The transceiver will become hot when op- Toggles between transmitting and receiving while the
memory mode.
outlet. This may pose a fire hazard or result in an electric shock. erating it continuously for long periods of time. Hold down for 1 second to enter the Option Set mode.
One-Touch PTT function is in use.
RWARNING! NEVER e UP/DOWN KEYS [Y] or [Z] !1 MEMORY/CALL KEY [MR/CALL]
cut the DC power cable be- DO NOT set the transceiver in a place without adequate ven- Push to select the memory mode.
tween the DC plug and fuse holder. If an incorrect connection is tilation. Heat dissipation may be affected, and the transceiver Push either key to change the operating frequency,
made after cutting, the transceiver may be damaged. memory channel, mode setting, and so on. Hold down for 1 second to select the Call channel.
may be damaged.
Hold down either key for 1 second to start scanning.
RWARNING! NEVER operate the transceiver while DO NOT use or place the transceiver in direct sunlight or in areas
driving a vehicle. Safe driving requires your full attentionany- with temperatures below 10C (+14F) or above +60C (+140F).
thing less may result in an accident.
DO NOT use harsh solvents such as benzine or alcohol HM-133V keypad
RWARNING! NEVER connect the transceiver to a when cleaning, as they will damage the transceivers surfaces.
power source of more than 16 V DC or use reverse polarity. This KEY FUNCTION SECONDARY FUNCTION ( +key) OTHER FUNCTION
could cause a fire or damage the transceiver. USE only Icom microphones (supplied or optional). Other
manufacturers microphones have different pin assignments and Opens and closes the squelch. Turns the channel names or number display ON or OFF, After pushing , transmits
RWARNING! NEVER operate or touch the transceiver may damage the transceiver if attached.
in the memory mode. the appropriate DTMF code.
with wet hands. This may result in an electric shock or damage Starts and stops scanning. Starts and stops tone scanning. When the DTMF memory
the transceiver. Approved Icom optional equipment is designed for optimal per- encoder is activated, push
formance when used with an Icom transceiver. [A] to [D], [M], [#], [0] to [9]
RWARNING! NEVER place the transceiver where Icom is not responsible for the destruction or damage to an Icom
Starts and stops priority watch. Turns the One-Touch PTT function ON or OFF.
to transmit the appropriate
normal operation of the vehicle may be hindered or where it transceiver in the event the Icom transceiver is used with equip- DTMF memory contents.
could cause bodily injury. Selects high output power. Turns ON the DTCS squelch.
ment that is not manufactured or approved by Icom.
RWARNING! NEVER let metal, wire or other objects For only U.S.A. Selects mid output power. Turns ON the DTCS pocket beep function.
touch any internal part of the transceiver. This may result in an CAUTION: Changes or modifications to this device, not express-
electric shock. ly approved by Icom Inc., could void your authority to operate Selects low output power. Turns ON the DTMF memory encoder function.
CAUTION: NEVER expose the transceiver to rain, snow this device under FCC regulations.
or any liquids. The transceiver may be damaged. Selects the minus duplex mode. Turns ON the subaudible tone encoder.

Panel description Front panel Selects the plus duplex mode. Turns ON the CTCSS pocket beep function.

Function display !3 Selects the simplex mode. Turns ON the tone squelch function.

q
Adjusts the audio level. Sends a 1750 Hz tone signal while held down.
MW
w S.MW VOL
Cancels frequency entry. Selects a memory channel programming mode.
SQL Cancels the scan or priority watch. Advances the memory channel number when con-
Exit the Set mode. tinuously pushed after programming is completed.
e Enters the Set mode. Turns OFF the DTMF memory mode.
BANK OPT
Selects the next item in the Set mode.
Sets the keypad for numeral input. Turns OFF the subaudible tone encoder, pocket beep or
r t y u i o !0 !1 !2 Selects the previous item in the Set mode. CTCSS/DTCS tone squelch.

q POWER KEY [ ] o TONETONE SCAN KEY [TONE T-SCAN] Adjusts the squelch level. Mutes the audio.
Push to select the tone function. The Mute function is released when any operation is
Hold down for 1 second to turn power ON or OFF. performed.
w MEMORY WRITE KEY [S.MW MW] Hold down for 1 second to start the Tone Scan.
Adjusts the audio level. Sends a 1750 Hz tone signal for 1 second.
Push to enter the memory write mode. !0 MEMORY/CALLPRIORITY KEY [M/CALL PRIO]
Hold down for 1 second to program the selected mem- Push to select and toggle memory, Call and weather
channel* modes. *For only USA versions. Adjusts the squelch level. Locks the digit keys on the keypad (including the [A] to
ory channel.
Continue to hold down the key to automatically incre- Hold down for 1 second to start the priority watch. [D], [#] and [M] keys).
!1 VFO/MHz TUNINGSCAN KEY [V/MHz SCAN] The activity indicator lights orange while the Micro-
ment the memory channels. phone Keypad Lock function is activated.
Push to select the VFO mode.
e MICROPHONE CONNECTOR In the VFO mode, push to select the tuning step.
Connect the supplied microphone here. Hold down for 1 second to start a scan. Basic operation
r VOLUME CONTROL [VOL] Push to cancel the scan while scanning.
[VOL]
Rotate to adjust the audio level. !2 BANKOPTION KEY [BANK OPT] Noise squelch [SQL] control
[ ]
Push to select the memory bank in the memory mode. Squelch
t SQUELCH CONTROL [SQL] Hold down for 1 second to enter the Option Set mode. [S.MW] (MW) [DIAL] threshold
Rotate to adjust the squelch level.
!3 TUNING DIAL [DIAL] Squelch attenuator
The S-meter squelch or attenuator squelch is activated, [BANK] (OPT)
Sets the operating frequency, memory channel. or
when you rotate [SQL] clockwise from the center position. [SQL] Squelch is
Sets the item in the Set mode. S-meter squelch
y SETLOCK KEY [SET LOCK] Changes the scanning direction.
[SET] (LOCK) [V/MHz] (SCAN) open.
Push to enter to the Set mode. [MONI] (ANM) [M/CALL] (PRIO)
Shallow Deep
Hold down for 1 second to turn the Lock function ON or OFF. [LOW] (DUP) [TONE] (T-SCAN)
D Microphone connector (front panel view)
u MONITORCHANNEL NAME KEY [MONI ANM]
q +8 V DC output (Max. 35 mA) D Turning power ON/OFF D Squelch attenuator
Push to turn the monitor function ON or OFF.
In the memory or Call channel mode, hold down for 1 sec- w Channel up/down Hold down [ ] for 1 second to turn the power ON or OFF. The transceiver has an RF attenuator related to the squelch
e 8 V control IN level setting. Approximately 20 dB of attenuation is obtained
ond to turn the channel names or number ON or OFF. q i r PTT D VFO mode selection at the maximum setting.
i OUTPUT POWERDUPLEX KEY [LOW DUP] t GND (microphone ground) The IC-2300H has 2 basic operating modes; VFO mode and
Push to select the output power. y MIC (microphone input) memory mode. Turn ON the Squelch Attenuator function:
Hold down for 1 second to select the minus duplex, u GND Push [V/MHz] to select the VFO mode. q Push [ ] to turn OFF the power.
plus duplex or simplex mode. i Data IN
Push [M/CALL] to select the memory mode. w While holding down [LOCK] (SET), hold down [ ] for

Panel description Function display D Setting a frequency


1 second to turn ON the power and enter the Initial Set
mode.
q If necessary, push [V/MHz] to select the VFO mode. e Push [SET] or [MONI] one or more times, to select the "SQL"
!8 !7 !6 !5 !4 !3 !2 !1
w Rotate [DIAL] to set the frequency. item.
q The frequency changes according to the selected tuning step. r Rotate [DIAL] to select "AT" (Attenuator).
w Push [V/MHz] one or more times, to toggle the frequency t Push [ ] to exit the Initial Set mode.
e !0 step between 1 MHz and 10 MHz, if desired. y Rotate [SQL] clockwise further than the 12 oclock posi-
r o
tion, to activate the squelch attenuator.
i D Tuning step selection The attenuation level can be adjusted up to 20 dB (ap-
t proximately), between the 12 oclock and fully clockwise
u The tuning step is the smallest selectable frequency incre-
positions.
ment you can set the operating frequency. The following tun-
y ing steps are selectable.
When setting the squelch from the microphone, the level
greater than 17 activates the squelch attenuator.
5 kHz 6.25 kHz 10 kHz 12.5 kHz 15 kHz
q FREQUENCY READOUT !1 BUSY ICON 20 kHz 25 kHz 30 kHz 50 kHz
NOTE: When using with the Monitor function.
Shows the operating frequency, channel name, Set mode Appears when receiving a signal, or the squelch is open. The squelch attenuator functions even when the Monitor
contents, and so on. Blinks while the monitor function is turned ON. NOTE: For convenience, select the tuning step that match-
function is in use. It is recommended to set [SQL] be-
The frequency decimal point blinks during a scan. es the frequency intervals of the repeaters in your area.
!2 S-METER SQUELCH ICON tween 10 and 12 oclock (7 to 17 level when it is set using
While the DTMF memory function is in use, d appears the HM-133V).
Appears while the S-meter Squelch function is turned ON. q If necessary, push [V/MHz] to select the VFO mode.
in the 100 MHz digit.
!3 SQUELCH ATTENUATOR ICON w Push [SET] to enter the Set mode.
w TRANSMIT ICON e Push [SET] or [MONI] one or more times, until TS ap-
D S-meter squelch
Appears while the Squelch Attenuator function is turned ON.
Appears while transmitting. pears. The transceiver has an S-meter squelch. The S-meter
Blinks while transmitting with the One-Touch PTT function. !4 PRIORITY WATCH ICON r Rotate [DIAL] to select the desired tuning step. squelch allows you to set minimum signal level needed to
Appears during Priority Watch. t Push any key, other than [SET] or [MONI], to save the open the squelch.
e AUDIO MUTE ICON
Appears when the Audio Mute function is activated. !5 AUTO POWER OFF ICON entry and exit the Set mode.
Appears when the Auto Power OFF function is turned ON. Turn ON the S-meter squelch function:
r NARROW MODE ICON q Push [ ] to turn OFF the power.
D Call channel selection
Appears when the narrow FM mode is selected. !6 TONE ICONS w While holding down [LOCK] (SET), hold down [ ] for 1 sec-
The icon appears while the subaudible tone encod- Push [M/CALL] once or twice to select the Call channel.
t OUTPUT POWER ICONS C appears instead of a memory channel number.
ond to turn ON the power and enter the Initial Set mode.
er is in use. e Push [SET] or [MONI] one or more times, to select the
Displays the selected transmit output power level. Push [M/CALL] to return to the memory mode, or push
The and icons appear while the DTCS encoder "SQL" item.
y KEY ICONS is in use. [V/MHz] to select the VFO mode.
r Rotate [DIAL] to select "SS" (S-meter squelch).
Displays the function(s) of the front panel keys directly The icon appears while the Tone Squelch (CTCSS) t Push [ ] to exit the Initial Set mode.
below the function display. function is in use. D Lock function y Rotate [SQL] clockwise further than the 12 oclock posi-
The and icons appear while the Reverse Tone Use the Lock function to prevent accidental channel changes
u SKIP ICON and unnecessary function access.
tion, to activate the S-meter squelch.
Squelch (CTCSS) function is in use.
Appears when the selected memory channel is set as a Hold down [LOCK] (SET) for 1 second to turn the Lock
The icon appears while the Tone Squelch (DTCS) D Selecting output power
skip channel. function ON or OFF.
function is in use.
Set the output power level to suit your operating require-
i MEMORY CHANNEL NUMBER READOUT The and icons appear while the Reverse Tone [PTT], [MONI], [VOL] and [SQL] can be used, even
ments. Lower output powers during short-distance commu-
Displays the selected memory channel number. Squelch (DTCS) function is in use. while the Frequency Lock function is ON.
The icon appears with the or icon, while the nications may reduce the possibility of interference to other
C appears when the Call channel is selected.
pocket beep function (CTCSS or DTCS) is in use. D Monitor function stations and will reduce current consumption.
o MEMORY ICON Push [LOW] one or more times to select the output pow-
Appears when the Memory mode is selected. !7 DUPLEX ICONS This function is used to listen to weak signals without dis- er.
The + icon appears in the plus duplex mode, and the turbing the squelch setting, or to open the squelch manually, The output power can be changed even while transmitting.
!0 S/RF INDICATOR icon appears in the minus duplex mode. even when the tone squelch is in use.
Shows the relative signal strength, while receiving signals. Push [MONI] to open the squelch.
Shows the output power level, while transmitting. !8 LOCK ICON The BUSY icon blinks.
Appears while the Lock function is turned ON. Push [MONI] again to cancel the function.
Scan start/stop
D Preparation
If desired, set the scan resume option, program the
scan edges, program 2 or more memory channels, set
the skip channels.

D Operation
q Select the mode or bank. w Set the squelch to the point where the noise is just muted.
For full/programmed scan: e Hold down [SCAN] (V/MHz) for 1 second to start the scan.
Push [V/MHz] to select the VFO mode. Rotate [DIAL] to change the scanning direction.
For memory scan: The scan type blinks in the memory channel readout:
Push [M/CALL] to select the memory mode. r Push [SET] to switch between a full scan and a pro-
For bank scan: grammed scan (P1, P2 and P3).
Push [BANK], and then rotate [DIAL] to select the de- Push [V/MHz] to cancel the scan.
sired bank.

During a full scan During a programmed scan During a memory or bank scan
DIGITAL PRIO AO BUSY DIGITAL PRIO AO BUSY DIGITAL PRIO AO BUSY
MUTE MUTE MUTE
NAR NAR NAR
MID MID MID
LOW LOW LOW
LOCK ANM DUP T-SCAN PRIO SCAN LOCK ANM DUP T-SCAN PRIO SCAN LOCK ANM DUP T-SCAN PRIO SCAN
SET MONI LOW TONE M/CALL V/MHz SET MONI LOW TONE M/CALL V/ MHz SET MONI LOW TONE M/CALL V/MHz

Memory channels
The IC-2300H has a total of 207 memory channels for stor-
ing often used operating frequencies, repeater settings, and
so on. Memories include 6 scan edges and 1 Call channel.

D PROGRAMMING MEMORY CHANNELS


1. Setting the frequency 3. Writing a memory channel
In the VFO mode, set the desired operating frequency, re- Hold down [MW] (S.MW) for 1 second to program.
peater, tone and tuning steps, and so on. 3 beeps sound
The memory channel number automatically increases when
2. Selecting the memory channel continuing to hold down [MW] (S.MW) after programming.
Push [S.MW], and then rotate [DIAL] to select the desired
memory channel.
The icon and memory channel number blink. D Selecting Memory channel
MUTE
DIGITAL PRIO AO BUSY q Push [M/CALL] one or more times to select the memory
NAR
MID
LOW
mode.
LOCK ANM DUP T-SCAN PRIO SCAN
SET MONI LOW TONE M/CALL V/MHz The icon appears.
[S.MW] [DIAL] w Rotate [DIAL] to select the desired memory channel.
Only programmed memory channels can be selected.

Set mode Repeater operation


Set mode operation 1. Setting duplex
q Push [SET] to enter the Set mode. Hold down [DUP] (LOW) for 1 second once or twice to se-
w Push [SET] or [MONI] to select the desired item. lect minus duplex or plus duplex.
e Rotate [DIAL] to set the option or value.
DIGITAL PRIO AO BUSY
r Push any key other than [SET] or [MONI], to exit the Set MUTE
NAR
MID
mode. LOW
LOCK ANM DUP T-SCAN PRIO SCAN
SET MONI LOW TONE M/CALL V/ MHz

Set mode items : [MONI] [DUP] (LOW)


: [SET]
Repeater tone frequency 2. Repeater tone
Select the subaudible tone If accessing the repeater, requires a subaudible tone, push
SET MONI
needed to access the repeater. [TONE] one or more times until appears.
Tone squelch frequency MUTE
DIGITAL PRIO AO BUSY

NAR

Select the CTCSS tone frequency MID


LOW
LOCK ANM DUP T-SCAN PRIO SCAN

SET MONI
for the tone squelch function. SET MONI LOW TONE M/CALL V/ MHz

[TONE]
DTCS code
Set the DTCS code
for DTCS squelch operation.
Initial Set mode
SET MONI

DTCS polarity
The initial Set mode is accessed at power ON, and al-
Set the Transmit lows you to set seldom-changed settings. In this way,
and Receive DTCS polarity.
SET MONI
you can customize the transceiver to suit your prefer-
Frequency offset ence and operating style.

Set the duplex frequency offset. Initial Set mode operation


SET MONI
q While holding down [SET], hold down [ ] for 1 sec-
Reverse mode ond to enter the Initial Set mode.
Turn the Reverse Duplex w Push [SET] or [MONI] to select the desired item.
SET MONI
function ON or OFF e Rotate [DIAL] to set the option or value.
r Push [ ] to exit the initial Set mode.
Tuning step

Set the VFO tuning step. Initial Set mode items : [MONI]
: [SET]
SET MONI
Key-touch beep
DIGITAL

Scan stop timer


MUTE
NAR
MID
Turn the confirmation beeps
LOW
LOCK
SET
ANM
MONI
DUP
LOW
T-SCAN
TONE
ON (default) or OFF.
Select the scan pause timer option.
SET MONI
Time-out timer
DIGITAL
Scan resume timer MUTE
NAR Inhibit continuous transmissions
MID

Select the scan resume


LOW
LOCK ANM DUP T-SCAN longer than the set time period.
SET MONI LOW TONE

options of a pause.
SET MONI

Auto repeater (For only USA version.)


Display dimmer MUTE
DIGITAL

Turns the Auto Repeater


NAR
MID
LOW
LOCK ANM DUP T-SCAN function ON or OFF.
Set the backlight brightness. SET MONI LOW TONE

SET MONI

Auto power OFF


Auto dimmer MUTE
DIGITAL
Automatically turns
NAR
MID
LOW the transceivers power OFF.
Set the Auto Dimmer brightness. LOCK
SET
ANM
MONI
DUP
LOW
T-SCAN
TONE

SET MONI

Repeater lockout
Display color MUTE
DIGITAL

NAR
MID
LOW
Set the transmission lockout capability.
LOCK ANM DUP T-SCAN

Select the display backlight color. SET MONI LOW TONE

SET MONI

Squelch delay
Display contrast DIGITAL
MUTE
NAR
MID Set the squelch delay to Short or Long.
Adjust the LCD contrast. LOW
LOCK
SET
ANM
MONI
DUP
LOW
T-SCAN
TONE

SET MONI

Transmit permission Squelch type


DIGITAL

Turns the TX inhibit function ON or OFF. MUTE


NAR
MID
Set the squelch type to OFF (Noise squelch),
(Select OFF to inhibit transmitting.)
LOW
LOCK
SET
ANM
MONI
DUP
LOW
T-SCAN
TONE
S-meter Squelch or Squelch Attenuator.)
SET MONI

Channel skip setting Tone burst


DIGITAL
MUTE

Turns the Skip function ON or OFF. NAR


MID
LOW Turn the Tone Burst function ON or OFF.
LOCK ANM DUP T-SCAN
SET MONI
SET MONI LOW TONE

Bank setting DTMF speed


Assign the desired memory MUTE
DIGITAL

and scan edge channels.


NAR
MID
LOW
Set the DTMF sending rate.
SET MONI LOCK ANM DUP T-SCAN
SET MONI LOW TONE

Bank link function Display type


Assign the desired banks DIGITAL
MUTE
NAR
Set the display type
SET MONI
for a continuous banks scan. MID
LOW
for memory mode operation.
LOCK ANM DUP T-SCAN
SET MONI LOW TONE

Wide/Narrow
Voltage display
Set both the transmission DIGITAL

SET MONI
and reception passband. MUTE
NAR
MID
Turn the Voltage Display
LOW
LOCK
SET
ANM
MONI
DUP
LOW
T-SCAN
TONE
function ON or OFF.
Weather alert (For only USA version.)

Turn the Weather Alert function ON or OFF.


SET MONI

MIC gain

Set the microphone sensitivity.


SET MONI

Appears only when accessing the Set mode from the memory mode.

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