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Date: 16 Mar 89 14:40:44 GMT
Subject: IC-32 Mod

Hello everybody, new radios are getting more and more complicated, don't
you agree?

Here is a modification for the new Handheld Icom xcver IC-32 which will make
it to act as a cross band repeater!

1. First take off the battery pack.

2. Remove the 4 screws from radio's back.

3. Remove two screws above and below the PTT and take the whole thing off
   so the four microswitches are revealed.

4. Take carefully the radio apart by slightly pushing away the front cover.

5. Put the two pieces in front of you with the front part at your left and
   the back at your right. Be carefull with the ribbon joining the two
   pieces!!! Orientation is as usual with the place that the battery plugs
   down and the top of radio (i.e. where the antenna goes) up.

6. Find some pads with diodes in the lower right of the left part (front) of
   the radio below to the speaker.Take a look in the drawing below:

  Top of the radio 

     [[-|>--[[           The number of diodes installed in the top 3 pads

     [[-|>--[[           depends on the frequency coverage of the rig, maybe

     [[     [[           two or all three.

       @DDAD             This is a small diode, by removing it the unit
                         will receive from 300-370 Mhz but this is an
                         untested mod!

     [[-|>--[[           When you cut this one crossband repeater is enabled!
     [[   \ [[           If you put this diode crossed and have full
                         frequency coverage not only you enable cross band
                         repeater but you can insert the frequency from the
                         keypad starting from second digit (without this mod
Bottom of the radio      when you wish to insert a frequency in another
where battery plugs      decade from the one you already are, you have to
                         go there manually).

Last but not least to enable cross band repeating first choose a pair of
frequencies with the two vfo's for VHF and UHF.Then press and hold function
key while pressing  with the other hand the following "C" "6" "D". The radio
will start scanning the two frequencies continiously, if a station is heard
in one of the two it will retransmitted from the other! The two frequencies
must be simplex, no cross band repeaters yet sorry!

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