ICOM IC-F30 Handheld Program Document

Memory Settings

Tone Tone
(revision 20180724a)
M# Location Freq Shift Sql Acc Elev Notes (and approximate coverage)

1 Kelowna Area

1-1 Dilworth 146.680 minus 88.5 88.5 mid Winfield to Peachland
1-2 Orchard 146.620 minus 88.5 88.5 low Kelowna City and Westside (IRLP node 1491) (linked to Campbell Mtn 147.120+)
1-3 Little White 146.820 minus 88.5 88.5 high Hwy 97 Oyama to Penticton. Hwy 33 south to Carmi
1-4 Big White 146.860 minus 88.5 88.5 high Hwy 33 south to Beaverdell.
1-5 Carrot Mtn 147.240 plus
none mid Winfield to Peachland
1-6 Okanagan Mtn 147.000 plus 88.5 88.5 high (not currently on air) (possible addition to SIRG when installed)
1-7 Kuipers Peak 145.250 minus 88.5 88.5 mid Ellison to Peachland
1-8 Rutland 146.780 minus 88.5 88.5 low System fusion dual mode. Kelowna City and Westside
1-9 Blue Grouse 145.090 plus 88.5 88.5 high System fusion dual mode. Fintry to Summerland.
1-10 Blue Grouse 2 147.300 plus 88.5 88.5 high Fintry to Summerland. (not currently on air)
1-11 Simplex 146.490 none

1-12 Simplex 146.520 none
National simplex channel
1-13 Simplex 146.550 none

1-14 Simplex 146.580 none
also activity due to Penticton simplex IRLP node 1164. Tone access 123.0
1-15 Simplex 147.510 none

2 S. Okanagan Boundary

2-1 Penticton City 146.640 minus
131.8 low Penticton area. (linked to Mt. Kobau 147.340+)
2-2 Apex Mtn 146.920 minus
none high Hwy 97 from south of US Border to Armstrong. Hwy 3 from west of Princeton to Midway.
2-3 Campbell Mtn 147.120 plus
none mid Hwy 97 Peachland to north of Oliver. (linked to Orchard 146.620-)
2-4 Mt Baldy 147.160 plus
none high Hwy 97, 3 and 33 South Okanagan/Boundary Area (can be linked to SIRG but usually off)
2-5 Oliver 147.380 plus
none low Oliver and Osoyoos (linked to Mt Baldy 147.160+)
2-6 Mt Kobau 147.340 plus
146.2 high Oliver and Osoyoos (linked to Penticton 146.640-)
2-7 Grand Forks 147.280 plus
none mid Bald Knob (Phoenix). Grand Forks and area
2-8 Oroville WA 147.140 plus
103.5 low Oroville and Osoyoos
2-9 Omak WA 147.320 plus
100.0 high Omak to Osoyoos

3 N. Okanagan Kamloops Merritt

3-1 SilverStar NORAC 146.880 minus
none high Hwy 1 Monte Creek to Malakwa. Hwy 97 Salmon Arm to Peachland. Hwy 6 Vernon to Monashee Summit.
3-2 SilverStar (SIRG) 146.900 minus
123.0 high Falkland to Enderby. Enderby to Kelowna. Slightly lower elevation than 146.880. (IRLP node 1050)
3-3 Vernon Commonage 147.040 plus
none mid Armstrong to Kelowna.
3-4 SilverStar (SIRG alt) 147.060 plus
none high Falkland to Enderby. Enderby to Kelowna. Lower elevation than 146.880. Not always linked to SIRG.
3-5 Vernon Commonage 2 147.380 plus 123 123.0 mid System fusion dual mode. Armstrong to Kelowna.
3-6 Salmon Arm 146.760 minus
none mid Fly Hills. Shuswap area from Armstrong to Sicamous to Sorrento. (possible link to Chase 147.140)
3-7 Queest Mtn 145.470 minus
none high Hwy 1 Salmon Arm to Eagle Pass.
3-8 Scaia Mtn (SIRG) 146.740 minus
none high Nakusp to Edgewood. Hwy 6 Monashee summit to Nakusp. Edgewood and Backcountry Monashee Mtns.
3-9 Chase 147.140 plus
none low Adam's Hill. Chase and Sorrento area. (possible link to Salmon Arm 146.760)
3-10 Greenstone 146.960 minus
none high Kamloops. Hwy 5 Barriere to Logan Lake. Hwy 1 Savona to Monte Creek. Higher parts of Hwy 97C.
3-11 Mt Lolo (SIRG) 147.320 plus
none mid Kamloops and area (SIRG)
3-12 Iron Mtn 146.660 minus
none high Merritt and surrounding Hwys 5, 97C, 8.
3-13 Thynne Mtn (SIRG) 146.980 minus
none high Hwy 5 Hope to Kingsvale. Parts of 97C. (SIRG) (not currently on air)

14 Weather

Weather Forecasts various N/A
N/A N/A seven receive only channels. Environment Canada and NOAA.

15 Simplex

15-1 Simplex 146.520 none
National simplex channel
15-2 Simplex 146.430 none

15-3 Simplex 146.460 none
4X4 off road simplex (www.4x4ham.com)
15-4 Simplex 146.490 none

15-5 Simplex 146.520 none
none 100.0 National simplex channel (tone may be required for remote base access to YARA in Yukon)
15-6 Simplex 146.550 none

15-7 Simplex 146.580 none

15-8 Simplex 147.510 none

15-9 Simplex 147.540 none

15-10 Simplex 147.570 none

16 Travel (See bcarcc.org, repeaterbook.com, or ARRL Repeater Book)

16-1 Repeater 146.640 minus
Nelson, Pine Pass, (Pentiction use 2-1 instead)
16-2 Repeater 146.700 minus
Hope, N. Kootenay Nat. Park, Sayward, Salmon Arm
16-3 Repeater 146.760 minus
Campbell River, Christina Lake, Dawson Creek, McBride, Grassy Plains (Verdun)
16-4 Repeater 146.820 minus
Campbell River, Kelowna, Kitimat, Whistler
16-5 Repeater 146.880 minus
Hudson's Hope, Loos, Prince Rupert, S. Kootenay Nat. Park, Smithers, Vanderhoof, Vernon, Whitehorse, Williams Lake, Woss Lake
16-6 Repeater 146.940 minus
Cranbrook, Dawson Creek, Fort Nelson, Fraser Mtn, Nakusp, Port McNeil, Prince George, Prince Rupert, Terrace, Vancouver
16-7 Repeater 147.000 minus
16-8 Repeater 147.000 plus
Langley, Lund, Valemount
16-9 Repeater 147.000 minus
16-10 Repeater 147.060 plus
Burnaby, Houston, Lytton, Whistler
16-11 Repeater 147.120 plus
Pentiction, Victoria, Williams Lake
16-12 Repeater 147.180 plus
Kamloops, Nanaimo
16-13 Repeater 147.240 plus
Kamloops, Kelowna, Victoria
16-14 Repeater 147.300 plus
Barriere, Prince George, Sparwood, Vancouver
16-15 Repeater 147.360 plus

(See also yara.ca/repeaters/repeaters.htm for most linked Yukon repeaters)

SIRG – Southern Interior Repeater Group (a system of linked repeaters.)

1-6 Okanagan Mtn 147.000 plus 88.5 88.5 high (not currently on air) (possible addition to SIRG when installed)
2-4 Mt Baldy 147.160 plus
none high Oliver/Osoyoos
3-2 SilverStar (SIRG) 146.900 minus
123.0 high Vernon
3-4 SilverStar (SIRG alt) 147.060 plus
none high Vernon
3-8 Scaia Mtn (SIRG) 146.740 minus
none high Monashee/Arrow Lakes
3-11 Mt Lolo (SIRG) 147.320 plus
none mid Kamloops
3-12 Iron Mtn 146.660 minus
none high Merritt
3-13 Thynne Mtn (SIRG) 146.980 minus
none high Coquihalla Pass
16-9 Lytton 147.060 plus
100.0 high Lytton
16-13 Smokie Mtn 147.300 plus
100.0 high Williams Lake
16-14 Lime Mtn 147.360 plus
100.0 high Clinton


OPERATION (revision 20180724a)

Button Functions Button Functions Notes
Button Top (Red) (top) Push once to start scan of selected list. Push and hold to change scan list. Step Up/Down to choose list.
Button 1 (left, above PTT) Push once for light. Push and hold to open squelch on current channel. Push again to close squelch.
Button 2 (left, large) Transmit (PTT)
Button 3 (left, below PTT) Step Up
Button 4 (bottom left) Step Down
Button P0 Push to change current Memory Bank. Step Up/Down to choose bank.
Button P1 Push to Add/Delete current memory channel from current scanning list (See Note *1)
Button P2 Push to change access tone for current memory channel (See Note *2)
Button P3 Power level. Toggle (High[5W],Low2[2W],Low1[1W])

Note *1

Memory Banks and Scanning Lists are selected independently.

Care should be taken when adding or removing a channel from a scanning list.

The correct scanning list must be chosen before adding a memory channel,

otherwise it may be accidentally added to the wrong scanning list.

If Button P1 is pressed when a scan is paused on an active channel, the channel will be

immediately removed from the current scan.

To be added back to the scan, the channel must be selected manually first.

Note *2

It is suggested that an alternate tone be set only for channels in the travel list,

and only if the preprogrammed tone does not gain access to the repeaters while travelling.

Not all possible tones are available, only the most commonly used in British Columbia.

Scanning Lists

Scan Local Scans All Kelowna Area Channels in Bank 1
Scan South Okanagan Scans All S. Okanagan Channels in Bank 2 (plus 146.520 and 146.580 in Bank 15)
Scan North Okanagan Scans All N. Okanagan Channels in Bank 3 (plus 146.520 and 146.580 in Bank 15)
Scan Simplex Scans All Simplex Channels in Bank 15
Scan Travel (see Note *3) Scans All Repeater Channels in Bank 16 (plus 146.520 and 146.580 in Bank 15)
Scan Custom User defined Scanning List. Add or delete memory channels using Button P2.

Note *3

The purpose of the Travel scanning list is to provide a limited, but useful, selection

of the most used repeater frequencies used across North America.

If the repeater does not use an access tone, or if it uses 100.0, these entries should allow operation.

Button P2 Tones Override a preprogrammed tone for a channel
MR use access tone preprogrammed for the channel
Tone 1 use access tone 88.5
Tone 2 use access tone 100.0
Tone 3 use access tone 107.2
Tone 4 use access tone 110.9
Tone 5 use access tone 123.0
Tone 6 use access tone 127.3
Tone 7 use access tone 131.8
Tone 8 use access tone 141.3
Tone 9 use access tone 162.2
Tone 10 use no tone

User Features (See Note *4) Default Setting

Back Light AUTO

LCD Contrast 3 (default works best)

Beep On

Beep Level 4 (Link) (Link = level follows volume control)

Squelch Level 150 (110 to 160 works best depending upon local noise)

AF Min Level 0

Audio Filter 300-3000Hz (default works best)

Mic Gain 4 (default works best)

Note *4

How to access the User Features.

1) Turn off radio.

2) Turn on radio while pressing both Buttons 3 and 4 (Step Up/Down) at the same time.

Radio should briefly display “Set Mode”.

3) Press and hold Button P0 for one second.

4) Keep pressing P0 until the desired feature is found, then use Step Up/Down to change.

5) Press and hold Button P0 to exit User Features.

6) Turn radio off and back on again to resume normal use.