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Programming IC-F21BR

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Dec 27, 2010
Indian Trail, NC
I recently purchased two ICOM IC-F21BR radios. I am having some issues with the programming. I am a novice so these questions might seem silly to some. I have been able to successfully program the transmit frequency which is 462.5875 (FRS) without too much difficulty however, I cannot seem to be able to program the CTCSS tone. The tone that I want to use is 123.0, which according to the manual is No. 20 on the list. In other words, if I program in #20 the resulting CTCSS is 123.0

I realize that after entering the CTCSS program mode, by pressing and holding PTT, MONI, and W/N, while turning the unit on, I will need to press PTT twice for the first digit of 20, but I how do I represent a 0 (zero). Do I press nothing for the second digit? Any help would be appreciated. Also if there is anything else that is not intuitive about this radio that you would like to pass on I am open to any advice or tips.

Rob Philbrick
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