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My current boat has an M802 SSB radio. I have some SSB experience, but I've not used this particular radio before. I usually get along quite well with electronics and computers, but the M802 is challenging me. I didn't find Southbound II VAX498 anywhere in the user channels so my goal is to add 12359.0 to an empty user channel memory location. I'm following the frequency programming instructions...Enter the memory channel number and press enter. The blank channel appears as it is supposed to, but the next step is to press the [RX clar] button and then enter the frequency. However when I press [RX clar] I don't get the > appearing in the display and the radio doesn't allow me to enter the frequency, instead it just beeps when I press a number key. What am I doing wrong? Can the capability to program user channels be locked out somehow?
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Steve...try this reference...it should help you out. Nearly drove me crazy till I got this page!!
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12359.0 kHz is one of the factory-programmed channels in the M802. I don't recall what it is, but it is listed in the separate manual that has all the channel programming in it.
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12359 is Channel 119 on the Icom pre-programmed list BUT many radios are modified by installation companies as well as PO's and of course ICOM can change the list from time to time as well.
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Thanks cam. I don't think I'm in open dial mode. Maybe that will allow me to program a frequency.

SVAuspicious - You are right, I missed it before, but 12359.0 is user channel 46. I guess my real frustration is that I wasn't able to custom program channels. I think maybe I'm on the right track now. Thanks.
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On mine, 119 is 14325.0 So it depends on which version of the channel user channel package you have loaded. I know that the Icom dealer can bring a laptop on board and load the latest channel package. I don't suppose anyone would care to share the software and channel package data so I could do this myself?
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Gordon West has been working with ICOM to standardize the stored channels on SSB radios. Boy, wouldn't that make it easier for everyone! And there is a new “FULL LOAD” of frequencies that Gordon put together for downloading into the newer ICOM M802’s. I bought my radio in March of this year, and of course ICOM still is downloading the old list. I was lucky as I took a Gordon West radio class and he graciously checked out my radio and uploaded the new list (12359 is on Ch119 on the new list). Let me know if you would like a copy of the list.

ICOM has not allowed the software to be distributed at this time. Guess it makes money for service calls for the technicians.
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I'd love to see the new list.

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Sailingdog, the system does not allow for pdf files and when I converted the page to jpeg, it was too big for the system. I opened up my e-mail to receive e-mails from members. Just shoot me an e-mail through this site and I'll send the pdf file to you.
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Good enough... and I'll post it where others can download it if you'd like me to. Just sent you an email.

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