20 Most Recent Icom IC-R10 Handheld Scanner Questions & Answers

I had a very similar problem on a hand held scanner. In my case the mylar speaker cone had separated from the voice coil. I found an exact replacement for under $4 at Allied Electronics.

Icom IC-R10... | Answered on Oct 04, 2018

a normal problem check icom r100 groups yahoo may help you. JR

Icom IC-R10... | Answered on Sep 10, 2016

Go here for Icom repair site near you. http://www.icomamerica.com/en/support/partsandservice/default.aspx

Icom IC-R10... | Answered on Nov 20, 2014

  • You have to go into "memory mode" and program the frequencies into a bank to do this. Pages 23 - 27 in the manual cover this in great detail. Read through it and feel free to get back to me if you have any other questions.

  • Hope this helps.

Icom IC-R10... | Answered on Nov 07, 2011

  • Hi, I can help.

  • It is very possible that the corrosion could be a little worse than initially thought. Look for unnoticed corrosion and clean the contacts real real well with a pencil eraser.

  • Under the third battery is a switch marked (Charge) OFF/ON. When using the power supplies to power the scanner the switch should be off (pushed to the left). When using batteries the switch should be turned to on (pushed to the right)

  • The internal charger is meant to charge Ni-Cad batteries not Alkaline batteries. If you have Alkaline batteries in the unit then you should never have that switch to on with the power cord plugged in or a charge will be attempted on the Alkaline batteries and they will explode/leak.

  • The problem will be that switch, unnoticed corrosion or the batteries you are using are not good.

  • If you have any comments please feel free to leave them here.
  • Hope this helps and thank you for using FixYa.

Regards, Tony

Icom IC-R10... | Answered on Aug 31, 2011

Hi, my name is John. Welcome to FixYa. Some of these units will not operate with the charger plugged in, check to see if you have all the batteries in the right direction. Thanks for choosing FixYa....John

Icom IC-R10... | Answered on Nov 29, 2010

1. Select VFO mode and receive mode
2. Enter freq, including decimal point
3. Push ENT

Need the manual? You can download and print it, at no cost, here:


Bill B.
Listening in since the 60's

Icom IC-R10... | Answered on Oct 14, 2010

Icom American has PDF manuals on line. You can get one for your radio here.

Icom IC-R10... | Answered on Aug 31, 2010

Recent sales have been between $100 and $120 for heavily used/beat-up R-10s with few accessories. A like new R10 with all accessories and three software packages just sold for $199.

Bill B

Icom IC-R10... | Answered on Apr 06, 2010

Push the manual button ...hope this helps...

Icom IC-R10... | Answered on Mar 16, 2010

Your problem is more than likely due to a bad/broken connection on the inside of the antenna connector. If you're brave, and handy with a soldering iron, you can open the case and check/resolder the two joints at the connector. Otherwise, take it to a local electronics shop. It's a simple repair, but only for those who know their way around inside a scanner.

Bill B

Icom IC-R10... | Answered on Mar 08, 2010

Used R10s are selling for around $300. Check eBay and the classifieds on www.RadioReference.com


Icom IC-R10... | Answered on Feb 21, 2010

I have done this many times for my HAM radios and for friends and is usually simple. I can do it for you just send me your email. Cost would depend mostly on postage and part costs. I will recheck this thread daily for your reply.

Icom IC-R10... | Answered on Feb 09, 2010

check the mode button and make sure you are in the right mode, sounds like you have it in the wrong mode.

Icom IC-R10... | Answered on Dec 31, 2009

Assuming you already tried a different antenna, check antenna connections inside the case ... the antenna connector's centre conductor should be firmly soldered to the circuit board, and another solder connection from the circuit board to the antenna connector barrel. If the antenna connector has been twisted too much, these solder joints may be cracked and you could try re-melting the solder.

Icom IC-R10... | Answered on Dec 02, 2009

The manual for your Icom R10 can be downloaded here:


Pay particular attention to pages 7 & 8, as they deal specifically with NiCad & Alkaline battery usage and the charge switch.

The modifications available for te Icom R10 can be downloaded here for free (registration is required):


Icom IC-R10... | Answered on Dec 02, 2009

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