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Old 19-07-2012, 23:35   #1
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Putting a name on a channel on an Icom 802

I've got one of the Icom M802 SSBs. A friend and I chat on a particular frequency regularly. The Icom has 160 frequencies that you can change the name of but we use a frequency that isn't on the list. I'd like to set up a set frequency with a name attached so that I can easily dial in the frequency each night and have a particular name to id the it.
Anyone know how or if this can be done?
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Re: Putting a name on a channel on an Icom 802

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I've got one of the Icom M802 SSBs. A friend and I chat on a particular frequency regularly. The Icom has 160 frequencies that you can change the name of but we use a frequency that isn't on the list. I'd like to set up a set frequency with a name attached so that I can easily dial in the frequency each night and have a particular name to id the it.
Anyone know how or if this can be done?
From page #14 of the M-802 Manual:

  • Select the desired channel to be programmed.
  • Push [FREQ/CH] to select channel indication mode, if desired.
  • Push [F] then [FREQ/CH].The 1st character for the channel names blinks.
  • Rotate [CH] selector to select the character for channel names.See the table below for available characters.
  • Push the keypad several times to enter that character.
  • Repeat steps r and t to enter the channel name.
  • Push [ENT] to program the channel name.
There is a great book out by Marti Brown called "ICOM 802 for IdiYachts" that is better written than the manual.

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Re: Putting a name on a channel on an Icom 802

If you don't have the manual you can download it from the Icom website. Chuck
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Old 20-07-2012, 11:25   #4
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Re: Putting a name on a channel on an Icom 802

The optimum word there is "Channel". I'm not using one of their specified "channel" frequencies. I'm using a different frequency that's not one of their channels.
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Re: Putting a name on a channel on an Icom 802

Pick one of the 160 user-programmable channels that are not in use or one you don't use and set the transmit/receive frequencies using the TX and RX keys. Add a description as described in the post above and then save the changes by pressing the ENT button for 1 second.

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Re: Putting a name on a channel on an Icom 802

From what I've gathered, it's not possible to select a particular frequency(non channel frequency) and put a name to it and create my own channel?
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Re: Putting a name on a channel on an Icom 802

this may help: http://www.docksideradio.com/PDF%20F...rogramming.pdf

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Re: Putting a name on a channel on an Icom 802

Docksides site did the job. I changed one of the channels names as well as it's frequency. I email ICOM about it and they said it couldn't be done. I could change the name but not the frequency it was set to.
That's why I keep coming back to this forum. Someone out there knows everything.
Thanks for the help.
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