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Programming issues with Icom F21

I recently purchased 2 2-ch Icom F21 portable 2-way radio's. I was hoping that they would communicate with 2 other 16-ch I-com F21's my husband had. We went through all the channel combinations and the radios will not communicate with one another. I am assuming this is a programming issue, but I was wondering if there was anything else I can do with out sending them all back to the dealer.

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What you have is a programming issue. The radios need to be "cloned" so they will all work together. You can buy the software on line for about $65.00 then you can change frequencies when ever you want.

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Manual radio shack 63-170


the numbers 63-170 is not a scanner it is a clock here is manual for clock, if it is a scanner you need to give the model number

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Icom f-10 vhf,wish to programme,have speaker jack plug and software,how do you get the radio into programming modr??????????


Go to ICOM's web site and down load the free software. Otherwise, download the manual there in PDF format. You can go to RadioReference.com for more information.

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What is the scanner frequencie for Woodstock City Police. Woodstock Ontario Canada


Here is the info from Radioreference.com.

http://www.radioreference.com/apps/db/?ctid=4312

139.77000 Woodstock City Police (Ch7)
142.42500 Woodstock City Police (?)
142.47000 Woodstock City Police (?)
142.68000 Woodstock City Police (Ch 1)
142.68000 Woodstock City Police (Ch 2)
142.86000 Woodstock City Police (ch 5)
142.92000 Woodstock City Police (Ch 6)
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I have a uniden bearcat portable and base I cant figure out how to program it


With the scanner powered ON,

1. Press [HOLD].
“HOLD” appears on the
display.
2. Press [PROG]. CH appears
and blinks to indicate that you
are in the Programming Mode.
To change the displayed frequency,
use [UP] or [DOWN]
while “CH” is blinking.
3. Press [PRIVATE]. “PRIVATE”
appears on the display.
If you want to program it into
another bank, press the
desired bank key. The lowest
open channel appears on the
display.
2 screens alternate to indicate
that open channel is available
to be programmed.
The scanner automatically
selects the lowest open
channel (000.0000) for easy
programming. If all channels
have been programmed (there
are no open channels in the
bank), channel 1 appears.
Use [UP] or [DOWN] to select
a new channel and even overwrite
old channels.
4. Press [PROG] to store the
frequency in the desired
channel.
Note: Press [BAND] to escape
from programming mode before
step 4.

Need the manual? You can download/print it here:

http://www.uniden.com/pdf/BC350Com.pdf

For a comprehensive database of active frequencies in your area, visit:

www.RadioReference.com

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If you where going to Buy one radio which one would you Buy?


I am a marine electronics technician with 28 years experience. I have also been a licensed amateur radio operator for the past 12 years. Based on my professional experience with both brands (Icom and Yaesu), I have to advise you to go with one of the Icom units. The Yaesu is a good radio, but Icom's customer support is far superior. I have had no problems dealing with their service department over the years, something I can't say about Yaesu.

Hope this helps.

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Programming an Icom IC R5 scanner


This is a problem with any scanner which has no keypad..

First set the squelch (gets rid of the hissing noise and allows the radio to scan)
to do this....

On the side are 2 buttons, the bottom one is monitor.
press and hold then look at the display,
turn the top dial until "AUTO" appears,

The squelch should now keep the radio quiet.

Now the tuning step..
You need to set this because if your radio was on 450.000 and you wanted to listen to 450.012.5 you would miss it if your radio was making 000.025 "steps". IE you would need 12.5 steps. This is the most common step used by ambulance etc in the UK, you will need to check local band plans.
Stick with 12.5 and you should get most stuff on VHF / UHF.
For airband 12.5 will get most stuff, but some is now changing to 8.33.
For HF (below) 136 Mhz I'd use 5

To set the step....

On the front there are 4 big buttons.
press [V/M.S.MW.SKIP] to select VFO mode,
then press [BAND.LOCK] to select the band you want to listen to,
then press [TS.SET] to enter the step
turn the dial to select your step (stick with 12.5 for now)
press [TS.SET] to exit back to VFO mode



To scan...

First set the scan type...
On the front there are 4 big buttons.
Press and hold the one that says [MODE.SCAN] for 2 seconds and look at the display,
turn the top dial until the screen reads ALL,
press [MODE.SCAN] again and the radio should start to scan with the 12.5 steps you set earlier.
If you want to change scan direction, just turn the top dial.
If you want to stop the scan, just press [MODE.SCAN].

When you hear something interesting, make a note of the frequency on the display.

To set memories (store frequencies).....

On the front there are 4 big buttons.
press [V/M.S.MW.SKIP] to select VFO mode,

to get close to the frequency you made a note of, press [BAND.LOCK]
Then set the actual frequency with the top dial,
press and hold [V/M.S.MW.SKIP] for 2 seconds to select memory write mode (1 short and 1 long beep)
turn the top dial to select which channel you would like to overwrite. Start with 01.
press [V/M.S.MW.SKIP] for 2 seconds. ( 3 beeps )

Thats it!

Any more problems just post on here and either me or someone else will help.

M3ODQ

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Icom F21


It's a frequency error. It can be corrected, just give me some time, I need to figure something out first. It might take me a day or two.

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http://support.radioshack.com/support_tutorials/communications/200-0523/67345.htm

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