New Band Added?


Bill M
 

Somehow in all my switching this past week chasing the VP8, between CW SSB and FT/8, I accidentally added an extra 30 meter screen to the "Band" up and down. That would be OK except when I try to change it it reverts back to an unusable frequency hi. How did I do it or how do I erase it? I can't seem to find the answer. I see it in memories but nothing about removing it.


Chuck Scott <cscott@...>
 

Bill:

I used an IC-7000 in my truck for quite some time before having to retire it to my shack, so you'd think I would just know this. I'm pretty sure though that the 7000 will remember one band in addition to the standard Ham bands based on what was last used outside of the Ham bands.

What you seem to be saying is that it now has two 30 Meter bands as you use the band up/down buttons. Is one of them close to the 30 Meter Ham band but not in it?

Try going to some other non-ham frequency range, such as AM broadcast or something, then use the up/down band buttons again to see if that's now the additional band.

Chuck

On 3/6/2020 10:26 AM, Bill M wrote:
Somehow in all my switching this past week chasing the VP8, between CW SSB and FT/8, I accidentally added an extra 30 meter screen to the "Band" up and down. That would be OK except when I try to change it it reverts back to an unusable frequency hi. How did I do it or how do I erase it? I can't seem to find the answer. I see it in memories but nothing about removing it.
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Bill M
 

Hi Chuck,
Yes that's it. It looks like I added "General" to the band up and down. I thought it was 30 meters but I think I was on 30 at the time. OK so how to I erase that hi?
Bill


Bill M
 

I actually like the idea....just not between 30 and 20...


Chuck Scott <cscott@...>
 

Bill:

Select the band you want to move while in VFO mode. Press TS to select fast dial then spin to the frequency where you want this extra "band". Press TS to go back to normal dial speed. Now press the Band up/down buttons that that should be your extra band.

Don't know how to erase it. I suppose this is really just a "General" band that always ends up where you left it.

Chuck - N8DNX

On 3/7/2020 12:34 PM, Bill M wrote:
Hi Chuck,
Yes that's it. It looks like I added "General" to the band up and down. I thought it was 30 meters but I think I was on 30 at the time. OK so how to I erase that hi?
Bill


montanaaardvark
 


I can't answer your question, but it's along the lines of a problem I have. 

My IC-7000 is primarily for 2m and 70cm, but it's my backup rig for HF-6 also.  The problem is that I use it so infrequently that the menu structure messes me up. 

Complex menus are an issue with all smaller rigs because, well, they don't have the panel space.  What I'd dearly love to see is a piece of software that controls the radio and gives a front panel that requires less button pushing.  Especially the kind of button where if you just push it, the button does one thing, but if you hold it down two seconds it does something else, and if you hold it down three seconds while standing on your left foot, it's different than if you're standing on your right foot.  OK, I made that last one up, but I think you know it seems like that sometimes.

For what it's worth, I can control the rig (to some extent) with Ham Radio Deluxe but it doesn't do what I'd like.  I think the last time I tried something like changing the IF filter in HRD, it changed something else at the same time.  I need to check that.  The problem is, for an obsolete radio that a few of us own, it's not going to get the attention it would get if it was a something like the IC-7300 that everybody is interested in. I doubt anyone would do it.


73,
Bob
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W4ATM - 35 Miles south of the Kennedy Space Center
Retired RF Design Engineer
Now able to play with all the hobbies I never had enough time for


Bill M
 

Thanks Chuck...I'll do that. Probably put it in CW portion of 75 and leave the original on the high end for SSB.
73,
Bill


Bill M
 

Nope...it keeps going back to 10.753 hi.


DogLover2
 

It may be pricey but the RS-BA1 may be a viable option.

https://www.icomamerica.com/en/products/amateur/hf/rsba1/default.aspx
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I can't answer your question, but it's along the lines of a problem I have. 

My IC-7000 is primarily for 2m and 70cm, but it's my backup rig for HF-6 also.  The problem is that I use it so infrequently that the menu structure messes me up. 

Complex menus are an issue with all smaller rigs because, well, they don't have the panel space.  What I'd dearly love to see is a piece of software that controls the radio and gives a front panel that requires less button pushing.  Especially the kind of button where if you just push it, the button does one thing, but if you hold it down two seconds it does something else, and if you hold it down three seconds while standing on your left foot, it's different than if you're standing on your right foot.  OK, I made that last one up, but I think you know it seems like that sometimes.

For what it's worth, I can control the rig (to some extent) with Ham Radio Deluxe but it doesn't do what I'd like.  I think the last time I tried something like changing the IF filter in HRD, it changed something else at the same time.  I need to check that.  The problem is, for an obsolete radio that a few of us own, it's not going to get the attention it would get if it was a something like the IC-7300 that everybody is interested in. I doubt anyone would do it.


73,
Bob
--
W4ATM - 35 Miles south of the Kennedy Space Center
Retired RF Design Engineer
Now able to play with all the hobbies I never had enough time for


Othmar S.
 

Hi Bill !

You can't put two frequencies of one ham-band into two "bands"...
The "extra-band" hast to be outside any amateur-band.
For example....with up/down go to 160m...select mode AM and tune to the MW-BC-band...
then again push "band up" and you are again on 160m.
All the other amateur-bands from 160m to 70cm are still there.
Then if you decide (for example) to have the CB-band 😊 as an "extra-band", go to 10m, tune out of the
band to 27.xxx MHz, push again "band up" and you are there, on 10m.
The "extra-band" you first "create" (MW) will be "shifted" now between the 12m-band and the 10m-band.

Hope this will help...

73, Othmar, OE1SOW


Othmar S.
 

Hi Bill again 😊

If you need more than one frequency in one band you can do this
with the supplied HM-151 microphone !
See page 28 of the english manual, "using the band-stacking-registers.

73, Othmar OE1SOW


Bill M
 

Thank you for responding Othmar. I accidentally added the extra band. I don't know how hi. I'd like to get rid of it. The only band I'd add might be 5 mhz but I really don't want anything between 30 and 20 meters. How can I remove it?

-Bill


montanaaardvark
 

DogLover2
Mar 7  

It may be pricey but the RS-BA1 may be a viable option. https://www.icomamerica.com/en/products/amateur/hf/rsba1/default.aspx
I hadn't thought of that software, but are you sure it works with the 7000?  There's a page of specific features and what radios they work with.  There's no mention of the 7000 in that table.


Bob

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W4ATM - 35 Miles south of the Kennedy Space Center
Retired RF Design Engineer
Now able to play with all the hobbies I never had enough time for


DogLover2
 

It is a bit confusing but on the Icom page for this, it includes an image of what is used to connect the 7000
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DogLover2
Mar 7   #40596  

It may be pricey but the RS-BA1 may be a viable option. https://www.icomamerica.com/en/products/amateur/hf/rsba1/default.aspx
I hadn't thought of that software, but are you sure it works with the 7000?  There's a page of specific features and what radios they work with.  There's no mention of the 7000 in that table.


Bob

--
W4ATM - 35 Miles south of the Kennedy Space Center
Retired RF Design Engineer
Now able to play with all the hobbies I never had enough time for


Othmar S.
 

Bill, the only thing you have to do is:
With "band up" or "band down" go to the 40m-band.
Then tune down to 5,xxx MHz with the tuning knob.
Next step...with pushing "band up" you should be again on 40m.
The new "extra-band" should be now between the 80m- and the 40m-band.
If you don't tune out of any other ham-bands, the "extra-band" with 5,xxx
MHz
will remain there.
73, Othmar, OE1SOW


Mike Binder - NA6MB
 

In the 5mhz channelized band, makes sense to add then all as memories.

NA6MB


On Mon, Mar 9, 2020, 12:20 PM Othmar S. <oe1sow@...> wrote:
Bill, the only thing you have to do is:
With "band up" or "band down" go to the 40m-band.
Then tune down to 5,xxx MHz with the tuning knob.
Next step...with pushing "band up" you should be again on 40m.
The new "extra-band" should be now between the 80m- and the 40m-band.
If you don't tune out of any other ham-bands, the "extra-band" with 5,xxx
MHz
will remain there.
73, Othmar, OE1SOW





montanaaardvark
 

It is a bit confusing but on the Icom page for this, it includes an image of what is used to connect the 7000
The current brochure for the RS-BA1 in that link you sent doesn't have an IC-7000 that picture.  I doesn't mention it.  I know it's an obsolete product now, that probably has something to do with it not showing up.

The reason I asked was that I had looked in the brochure and didn't see the IC-7000. 



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Retired RF Design Engineer
Now able to play with all the hobbies I never had enough time for


DogLover2
 

Hmm...the graphic is from their website. I will have to contact them and ask.
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It is a bit confusing but on the Icom page for this, it includes an image of what is used to connect the 7000
The current brochure for the RS-BA1 in that link you sent doesn't have an IC-7000 that picture.  I doesn't mention it.  I know it's an obsolete product now, that probably has something to do with it not showing up.

The reason I asked was that I had looked in the brochure and didn't see the IC-7000. 



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Retired RF Design Engineer
Now able to play with all the hobbies I never had enough time for


Othmar S.
 

Mike, NA6MB, that's true...it was just an example 😊
Any other BC-band or so will also do it..

73, Othmar, OE1SOW


Bill M
 

I am not sure which question is being answered since another topic has been introduced. Each time I have tried the instructions given to move the extra band or to change it, it moves but when I go back to the 30 meter positition it again shows two. And yes to someone who asked is it outside the ham band and the answer is yes but close to 30 meter band. So again I do not know how I created this extra band slot on the up and down. Does anyone know how to remove it?
Bill