Programming the Icom-M802, & the "Open Ham/Dial Mode"
IC-M802 marine radio enable to transmit on "Ham" frequencies
The Icom M802 has an Open Ham/Dial Mode mode not discussed in early documentation. The Open Ham/Dial Mode mode enables the M802 to transmit on "Ham" frequencies, transmit on LSB (Lower SideBand), and manually tune almost like a regular AM or ham radio. The CLAR/RX key toggles the radio back-and-forth between the Channel Mode and the Open Ham/Dial Mode. To determine if the Open Ham/Dial Mode on your your M802 is enabled press the CLAR/RX key on the keypad. If enabled, the LCD display will change, displaying frequency information with a cursor beneath the rightmost digit. If the display does not change or there's no cursor beneath the displayed frequency, the Open Ham/Dial Mode is not enabled. Here's how to put the radio into the Open Ham/Dial Mode and set frequencies:
DockSide Radio powers-up all M802's it sells,. We verify that the Open Ham/Dial Mode is enabled, and that the User Group frequency database is up-to-date.
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