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NO audio signale

l would first check for audio from the external speaker connection which most have.
2/25/2015 5:29:34 AM • Icom IC-R8500... • Answered on Feb 25, 2015

IC R 8500

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I need frequiences for local police departments

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4/4/2010 1:30:22 PM • Icom IC-R8500... • Answered on Apr 04, 2010

Power inverter on ic-r8500

wow thats a great radio, pack it up and send it to me.(just kidding)you might want to contact icom www.icomamerica.com and talk to their techs about this one. congratulations on having one fine radio, it is worth a quality repair,ive wanted to take one of those apart for years lol
1/2/2009 6:34:42 AM • Icom IC-R8500... • Answered on Jan 02, 2009

IC-R8500--Display is flashing continuously--no receive

First check the tape cables from Conv Unit and Rf unit to main unit.
Second find if the PLL ICs lock (MC145190) check voltage at pin 2 (LO) ~4,5Vdc in PLL Unit.
Third find If the (PQ30RV31) voltage ADJ in main works.
11/22/2008 4:35:28 AM • Icom IC-R8500... • Answered on Nov 22, 2008

Squaking sound and dimished audio

no sound
11/13/2008 5:47:45 AM • Icom IC-R8500... • Answered on Nov 13, 2008

Audio problelms

Bad Solder Connections on The Main Board(Look for Ring Breaks)
7/15/2008 9:38:38 PM • Icom IC-R8500... • Answered on Jul 15, 2008

ICOM IC-R6 is scanning very slow. 1 frequency in 2 second, not 100 frequencies in 1 second. Where is problem ? How to change speed of scanning in IC_R6 ?

The Fix Programming via CS-R6 with Windows 10 made the problem. Scanning was very slow. The CS-R6 program through Windows 10 made problems with the scanning speed - it became very slow, one frequency in 2 seconds instead of 100 frequencies in one second. Through programming CS-R6 on Windows 7, the scanning speed returned to the corresponding one in the ICOM instructions - 100 frequencies per second
10/9/2022 9:56:12 PM • Icom Radio... • Answered on Oct 09, 2022

I finds very difficult to read a particular station in my icom 718

Hi, please move the radio away from it's current position to attempt to find alternative position where it's frequency will be transmitted clearly as intended. Also, please keep away from any microwaves or speakers so as not to cause any interference. Thank you.
6/14/2022 6:13:10 PM • Icom Radio... • Answered on Jun 14, 2022

Model 718. Why is CW mode kaput?

There are a few possible reasons why your radio might not be transmitting in CW mode. One possibility is that the keyer chip has gone bad. Another possibility is that there is a problem with the power supply. If you have a multimeter, you can check the voltages to see if they are within specification. Finally, it's also possible that there is something wrong with the antenna connection. Make sure that everything is securely connected and that there are no loose wires. I hope this helps!
4/23/2022 4:24:33 PM • Icom Radio... • Answered on Apr 23, 2022

Why won't my Icom AT-180 automatic antenna tuner tune at 21 or 18 mHz? Won't settle down and stop at low SWR.

Hi om sounds like you may have a break or something making that ant go haywire, have you checked all the line to see if there may be connection problem.another thing could you try the ant direct with a matcher inbetween to eliminate the auto tuner from circiut. This would narrow the fault down, have fun
3/26/2022 9:45:37 PM • Icom Radio... • Answered on Mar 26, 2022

Need icom software CS-F1000S and icom ic-f5023 v3.4 for downloading

Contact Icom to inquire.
2/11/2021 2:09:49 PM • Icom Radio... • Answered on Feb 11, 2021
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