There are several different mods to extend the transmit and receive of this radio; the one you use will depend on the region your radio is designed for. TX Modification. All region TX mods require you to remove the bottom cover and remove diodes D and D After modification, TX range is:. RX Modification. For the Americas version of the radio, no mods are necessary for complete RX coverage. European radios require removal of D and then the key sequence; Asian radios only require the key sequence.
The key sequence is as follows:.
Turn off the radio 2. After the RX expansion is performed, frequency range is:.
Here are the pictures of the modification locations:. Bottom cover removed. HAM Radio. About the Author: Whisky Kadman. Buy Share Filed in: Hamradio.
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You may find it easier to access the diodes by setting radio up on its right side. The bottom 4 diodes in each column are offset slightly to the right as pictured below. The diodes in the left column must be configured exactly as shown below. This means that you may have to add or remove diodes in the left column depending on where you purchased your IC USA radios are easy to modify as the only change is to remove D If you have to add diodes, try to use the ones that you had to remove and make sure to install them in the correct direction-they ARE Surface Mount Devices :.
Position the front panel unit back down into position in its proper place and then check to make certain that the connectors which connect to the front panel unit and to the logic unit are securely plugged in properly. Reinstall the 4 small front panel mounting screws 2 per side and reinstall the bottom and top covers.
No radio reset is required. After this modification, there will be no band edge beeps if you had them turned on before, so be careful not to operate out of your band segment. Welcome to Www. Antenna tuners. Ham resources. The IC can be modified for general coverage transmit 1. Remove 4 small screws holding front panel onto main chassis 2 per side. D54 diode in X 0 no diode D53 diode in X X diode in D52 no diode 0 X diode in D51 diode in X X diode in Position the front panel unit back down into position in its proper place and then check to make certain that the connectors which connect to the front panel unit and to the logic unit are securely plugged in properly.
CB Equipment. President Midland Uniden Zodiac. Johnson Dentron Radio Co.The system allows for maximum operating flexibility anywhere on your boat. First in its class, the color LCD provides nearly a degree viewing angle.
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The 4. The night mode screen provides the optimal viewing brightness for comfortable operation in the dark. A combination of the directional keypad and soft keys provides simple operation.
Most used functions are assigned to soft keys at the bottom of the display for quick one push function access. A weak signal adjacent to a strong signal can be clearly received by the IC-M Its commercial grade receiver performance selectivity and IMD: more than 80 dB provides reliable communication at all times.
The Active Noise Canceling digitally removes background noise from both transmit and receive audio and provides clear communication in a noisy maritime environment. The last call voice recording function automatically saves up to two minutes of an incoming call.
This function is useful when you want to share private information with consort ships. The waterproof, paper speaker-cone provides superior sound quality with a wide frequency range and a flat frequency response for powerful, yet clear audio.
Menu screen. Night mode. AIS plotter. AIS target list. General Frequency range TX Output power at Intermediate frequency Low Pressure Ingress Protection Standard Water IPX8 1 m depth water for 60 minutes All stated specifications are subject to change without notice or obligation. Marine Products.CPU Reset Procedures. CPU reset returns the radio to out-of-box condition: all memory channels are erased, all items in the set mode returned to default values, and all VFOs cleared.
CPU reset procedure usually involves turning the radio off, pushing and holding specific buttons, and then turning the radio back on while still holding down the button combination. Some newer radios have a "partial reset" available, as well as a full CPU reset.
Partial reset will clear the VFOs and return the set mode items to default, but it will not erase the memory channels. Release the buttons after the display returns to normal. ICAT - Serial numbers below push the button on the main circuit board next to the lithium battery.
Serial numbers above hold [FUNC] button and turn the radio on. Partial reset: hold [A] button and turn the radio on.
Partial reset: hold [VFO] button and turn the radio on. ICA - Push the reset button under the top access cover. ICA - Push the reset button in the aft left corner under the bottom cover. Partial reset: hold [SPCH] button and turn the radio on. MW] buttons and turn the radio on. IC - Hold [MR] button, turn the power off and then on again.
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ICA - Hold down the tuning control and turn the power on. ICH - Hold both [S. Partial reset: hold 2nd buttons from the top on both sides of the LCD display and turn the radio on. ICA - Hold [F] button and turn the radio on. Push S1 on the logic circuit board.Some in fact can hinder your print quality by making the printer not work as intended.
Better X axis tensioning, which is poor on the stock machine or Y axis tensioning which is completely non existent. To summarize the features would be a disservice to the magnitude of benefits but I must keep the article from becoming a complete documentary.
The best way to describe the Bear mod in the ocean of upgrades is this is your one stop full upgrade. As of posting this article Greg has upgraded the following major improvements have been made:. In all this is a well supported upgrade for your already existing system and if assembled with care allows for better overall management of alignment which can produce superior prints, allows for faster printing, and is far easier to service.
There will be a future Bear upgrade list since the platform itself is highly customizable and Greg continues to update all the parts and designs bettering the system each and every iteration. Bondtech is the king of geared extruders in the 3D printing arena and for good reason.
They make a solid product with gearing, use Nylon SLA to keep the extruder mass down and the ease of production up, and work with the community to improve the designs. Specifically the Bondtech extruder for our Prusa printers had a long list of community members involved in the process of making it an excellent upgrade for most users. So who is this for and what exactly does it do?
Prusa used the Bondtech filament gears in their extruder design but left out the best part which is the gearing. A geared extruder reduces printing artifacts by stretching those aberrations out over 3x the area so smoother prints and with the 3x the resolution you can print finer detail than you could with a extruder.
Will you see dramatically better prints? Will you see better prints? In some instances the quality can be the same or worse since this will eliminate one issue uncovering others so be careful when you switch to this extruder or any geared extruder for that matter to make sure everything else is in proper order.
Loose belts, bad hotend assembly, improper cooling, lack of PID tuning of the bed and hotend after install, Z axis alignment, and so on will be more apparent after this since the accuracy is higher. Just to note that the Vecko J carriages will fit on the Bear X axis and vice versa. Geared extruders are my all time most suggested upgrade for any printer be it a Prusa or a Tevo.
Gearing always helps and there reason are plentiful. There are add-ons and full on extruders designed by amazing community members that can vastly improve your print quality vs anything Prusa has to offer. If you need a place to start these are great options and you will see immediate changes to your print quality swapping to a geared extruder.
Your email address will not be published. Skip to content.My comment is more of a question. Some Icoms have a serious problem of ALC overshoot where you set the power to a low level to drive an amplifier, say 20w, but when you first key up the radio peaks at over w before the ALC engages and brings the power down to 20w.ICOM IC-M600 ЧАСТЬ-1
Have you tested your mod to see if it causes an overshoot problem? No I did not. It was not the target of the mod, BUT as far as I know from friends some of them reporting "spikes" in out of box. BTW, signing with a ham call is nothing to be ashamed of ;- Good luck 73!
The Regard my friend. Many thanks, great job!!!! It's just that I wanted. It's horrible to have to shout sticked at the mic in order to get only 30w. I'm trying to do the mod, it seems so simple. Not so much as a peak power put the average seems ok too with my normal speaking voice and not just whistling. Making more test and gathering reports tonight.
This Type of Mod was also popular with other rigs like the TS The Mod doesn't change the maximum output. It changes the average talk power.
It's called the time constant Two different things. Many Hams are tinkers. Of course you're right. And I'll say this is obvious. Modifying radios is not a thing to newbies, so "low SSB power" is kind of mental shortcut.QRZ Forums.
Anyone interested? W2NSAug 17, If so, the exact same radios were carried, and called GE Marine radios. The actual radio is produced in Japan. They are also called Sailor Radios. I have had contact with a few other hams that have TRP transceivers. If you are not familiar with these transceivers, they are very rugged, easy to service, and RS controlable. I used to operate these back when I wend to sea nearly 15 years ago, and recently picked up the equipment second hand.
It appears that ship companies are in the proces of upgrading their ship's radio stations and since these units have been discontinued by Skanti now Thrane and Thranemany of the service shops are promoting newer equipment. W2NSSep 8, Although I have not even seen the radio in question, it is true that a lot of ship lines are getting rid of older, but totally functional, marine radios.
The neat thing about the Marine radios intended for commercial service is that they normally can be programmed for extra frequencies, even the VHF units. Some can even do full-duplex. In the case of HF, this normally means a second receiver that tracks what the transmitter does.
In the case of VHF, there is a diplexer and second receiver. VHF units normally can only go a little bit out of band without retuning, and the diplexer will Not do the 2 meter split! VHF units are also 25 KHz step radios, with the newer ones able to do Other than a power selector switch they are just like any Astro Sabre radio, and even have encryption.
Note that although the radios are digital, it is British maritime digital, extra channels that are in use only in the UK, Australia, and parts of Canada, not something useful in the US without a firmware update. These are good for general Ham Radio use any mode, including FSKas well as experimenting in the meter band now that meter CW has been discontinued by the commercial and government services.
W2NSSep 13, There is really no need to do any mods, they already cover the Amateur bands. The only really bad thing about marine radios is the lack of filter selections and no true VFO operation. Quite a few do KHz to 32 MHz with no gap by just removing the band limits.