Helpful info on the Icom IC-R3 Wideband Receiver

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Icom IC-R3 simple operational user info:

SETTING UP VOLUME
Push up or down on the Multi (Joy Stick) Button to change volume.

SETTING UP SQUELCH
While pushing SQL button, turn tuning knob to select AUTO or manual level 1 to 9.

RECEIVE MODE
Push MODE button to toggle between AM, FM & WFM.

MEMORY BANK SELECTION
Push V/M button to select memory mode.
Rotate tuning knob while pushing FUNC button to select bank A to H.

FULL/BAND/PROGRAM SCAN
Push V/M button to select vfo mode.
Push & hold left or right Multi (Joy Stick) Button to select program, band or all full scan.

MEMORY BANK SCAN
Push V/M button to select MEMORY mode.
Push & hold left or right Multi (Joy Stick) Button to select band or all.

SKIP CHANNEL SETTING
Push V/M button to select MEMORY mode.
Push SKIP button while holding the FUNC button to select SKIP with a triangle or push again for program skip with a P before the triangle.

SETTING A FREQUENCY
Select band in vfo mode by pushing the left or right Multi (Joy Stick) Button.
Turn tuning dial to change frequency by the selected tuning step.
Pushing the left or right Multi (Joy Stick) Button while holding the FUNC button to change between fast tuning steps 100 kHZ, 1 MHz or 10 MHz.

CHANGING TUNING STEPS
Select band in vfo mode by pushing the left or right Multi (Joy Stick) Button.
While pushing the MODE button, select tuning step by turning the tuning knob to select 5 kHz to 100 kHz.

+ Owners manual has detailed info on these operations plus the more advanced features.

PC programmable with optional software.
Frequency Range: 0.495 KHz - 2450 MHz
Modes: AM, FM, WFM, AM-TV & FM-TV
Memories:
400 - 8 banks of 50 memories
50 scan edges - 25 program search limits
10 AM-TV memories
50 FM-TV memories
83 NTSC memories

MSRP: $599 US or $799 CDN when last check at Icom Dealers * Sometimes unblocked versions sold for a premium price.

This is one of only a handful of scanners / communications receivers that can receive several video modes and also cover from the AM broadcast band to over 2.4 GHz. It has an extreme amount of features and frequency coverage for such a small package that can fit in your pocket. Some software can even extend the frequency coverage.
 

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FULL/BAND/PROGRAM SCAN
Push V/M button to select vfo mode.
Push & hold left or right Multi (Joy Stick) Button to select program, band or all full scan.*

MEMORY BANK SCAN
Push V/M button to select MEMORY mode.
Push & hold left or right Multi (Joy Stick) Button to select band or all.*

* To make the selection on this and some other settings, you rotate the tuning knob left or right while also holding the button for that feature like the Multi (Joy Stick) Button in the examples above.
 
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