[amsat-bb] IC-w32A

Kevin M n4ufo at yahoo.com
Wed Aug 3 21:26:29 UTC 2016

Unfortunately a lot of 5 digit serial numbers desense themselves as well... I know, I have gone through two different 5 digit models without success. The real way to tell is if a soft mod (pushing some buttons on the keypad) will open up the radio to 800 Mhz receive. When they were forced to removed the 800 Mhz capability, that is when they changed the filtering and the desense on Mode J began.

Extended RX soft mod:  Extended receive range (adds 300mhz and 800mhz range, mirrors celluar at 961.11-986.10)

A. Turn off HT

B. Hold down Main, Band, Call & Squelch while turning on HT.

73, Kevin N4UFO

Unfortunately we can't see whether or not the serial number is 5 or 7
digits. The newer 7 digit models desense themselves when transmitting
on 2 meters and receiving on 70cm.


Paul, N8HM

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