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  • iPCR1000



    This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is sub-ject to the following two conditions: (1) This device may not causeharmful interference, and (2) this device must accept any interferencereceived, including interference that may cause undesired operation.

  • iIMPORTANTREAD ALL INSTRUCTIONS and on-line help care-fully and completely before using the receiver.

    SAVE THIS INSTRUCTION MANUAL Thisinstruction manual contains important operating instructionsfor the IC-PCR1000 COMMUNICATIONS RECEIVER FORCOMPUTER.

    USE antenna(s), such as a well-matched 50 antenna andfeedline. For radio communications, the antenna is of criticalimportance, along with sensitivity.

    SYSTEM REQUIREMENTSIBM PC compatible computerAn RS-232C serial port (38400 bps or faster)Microsoft Windows 95 or Microsoft Windows 3.1 withappropriate DOS

    Intel i486DX4 processor or faster (Pentium 100 MHz or fasterrecommended)

    At least 16 MB RAMAt least 10 MB of hard disk space640 480 pixel display (800 600 pixel display recommended)

    FEATURESUSER-SELECTABLE INTERFACEUsers can choose from 3 different operating screens de-pending on their ability level and preference.

    WIDE FREQUENCY RANGE, MULTI-MODE RECEIVEThe IC-PCR1000 has a wide frequency coverage from 0.5MHz to 1300 MHz* with all mode receive capability.*Some frequency ranges are restricted depending on version.

    IF SHIFTThe IF shift function is effective in SSB mode for reducing in-terference from nearby signals. It does so by electronicallyshifting the passband of the IF filter.

    REAL-TIME BANDSCOPE FUNCTIONThe real-time bandscope function makes it easy to find busyfrequencies and also easy to observe receive frequency bandconditions. The maximum band width is 200 kHz.


    Versions of the IC-PCR1000 which display CE on the serialnumber seal, comply with the essential requirements of the89/336/EEC directive for Electromagnetic Compatibility.

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    CAUTIONSRWARNING! NEVER connect the receiver to an ACoutlet. This may pose a fire hazard or result in an electricshock.NEVER connect other than the specified AC adapter to thereceiver. This connection will ruin the receiver.NEVER connect the receiver to a power source of morethan 16 V DC such as a 24 V battery. This connection will ruinthe receiver.NEVER allow children to touch the receiver.NEVER expose the receiver to rain, snow or any liquids.DO NOT use or place the receiver in areas with tempera-tures below 0C (+32F) or above +50C (+122F) or, in areassubject to direct sunlight.AVOID placing the receiver in excessively dusty environ-ments.

    AVOID the use of chemical agents such as benzine or al-cohol when cleaning, as they damage the receiver surfaces.

    For U.S.A. only (FCC information)CAUTION: Changes or modifications to this receiver, notexpressly approved by Icom Inc., could void your authority to oper-ate this receiver under FCC regulations.

    Class B digital device usersThis equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limitsfor a Class B digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules.These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection againstharmful interference in a residential installation. This equipment gen-erates, uses and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not in-stalled and used in accordance with the instructions, may causeharmful interference to radio communications. However, there is noguarantee that interference will not occur in a particular installation. Ifthis equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or televisionreception, which can be determined by turning the equipment off andon, the user is encouraged to try to correct the interference by oneor more of the following measures:- Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.- Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.- Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that

    to which the receiver is connected.- Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.

    For Canada onlyOperation is subject to the following two conditions: (1) this devicemay not cause interference, and (2) this device must accept any in-terference, including interference that may cause undesired opera-tion of the device.

    IBM is registered trademark of International Business Machines Corporation inthe U.S.A. and other countries. Microsoft and Windows are registered trade-marks of Microsoft Corporation in the U.S.A and other countries. Screen shotsproduced with permission from Microsoft Corporation. All other products orbrands are registered trademarks or trademarks of their respective holders.



    Hardware installationRefer to the diagram below for connections.






    Remove the protectivesheet and attach toa specified place.

    to an AC adapter

    to an RS-232C port

    Optional speaker(SP-7, SP-10, SP-12)

    Personal computer



    Antenna installationAntennas play a very important role in receiver operation.Connecting a poor quality antenna to the IC-PCR1000 will re-sult in less than optimum performance.

    Select antenna(s), such as a well-matched 50 antenna andfeedline. 1.5:1 of Voltage Standing Wave Ratio (VSWR) isrecommended for a desired band. Of course, the antenna lineshould be a coaxial cable.

    CAUTION: Protect your receiver from lightning byusing a lightning arrestor.

    NOTE: The supplied antenna is a simple plain antenna whichmay not obtain indicated specifications. To obtain maximumperformance from the IC-PCR1000, you must purchase anexternal wide band antenna such as an optional IcomAH-7000 (251300 MHz), etc.

    Contact your nearest Icom Dealer or Service Center for re-garding optimum antenna locations.

    The antenna connector type is BNC, so an adapter maybe necessary to connect an optional antenna.

    GroundingRWARNING: NEVER use a gas pipe or electricalconduit pipe for grounding.

    To prevent accidents involving electricity and interferencefrom computers, ground the receiver through the GROUNDterminal on the rear panel.

    For best results, connect a heavy gauge cable to a water pipeor long, earth-sunk copper rod. Make the distance betweenthe [GND] terminal and ground as short as possible.







    AF output level selectionThe received audio can be input into your computer via thesound card.

    Before inputting the received audio into the [LINE IN] con-nector (connector name depends on your sound card), theoutput level of the [EXT-SP] must be set properly. Perform asfollows:

    q Remove the 8 screws from the cover as shown below.Open the cover.

    w Select the output level as shown below.- SPEAKER for internal speaker.- PHONES for PC sound card or headphones.

    e Replace the 8 screws and cover.r Connect an appropriate cable between IC-PCR1000 and

    PC.- Plug for [EXT-SP] is supplied with the receiver.










    to [LINE IN](depends on your sound card)



    TNC connectionThe IC-PCR1000 can receive 9600 bps packet communica-tion (AFSK). Connect the TNC (Terminal Node Controller) asfollows.


    NS RECEIVER iC-pcr10


    TNC Personal computer


    to [PACKET]



    Software installationNOTE: Before using the program, make a backup copy ofthe original disk. After making a backup copy, keep theoriginal disk in a safe place.

    DWindows 95q Boot up Windows.

    - Quit all applications when windows is running.w Insert the backup disk 1 into the appropriate floppy drive.e Select Run from the [Start] menu.r Type the setup program name with full path name, then

    press the [Enter] key. (A:\SETUP [Enter])t Follow the prompts.y Program group IC-PCR1000 appears in the Programs

    folder of the [Start] menu.

    DWindows 3.1q Boot up Windows.

    - Quit all applications when windows is running.w Insert the backup disk 1 into the appropriate floppy drive.e Select Run from the File menu of the Program Manager.r Type the setup program name with full path name, then

    press the [Enter] key. (A:\SETUP [Enter])t Follow the prompts.y Program group IC-PCR1000 appears in the Program


    DOn-line help informationSee the on-line help for software usage.q Click the [Contents] in the [Help] menu to bring up the on-

    line help.w Click the desired information you want to know.

    DSoftware update informationSoftware update information will be available at the IcomAmerica home page:http://www.icomamerica.com/

    Serial port settingSelect the RS-232C serial port correctly if the title bar dis-plays COM port trouble?.

    q Before launching the program make sure the IC-PCR1000interface unit power is turned on (the LED lights whenpower is on).

    w Launch the IC-PCR1000 software.e Click the [POWER] button in the tool bar to temporarily

    pause the program.r Click the [PORT] button to bring up the [RS-232C PORT

    Number] dialog box.t Click the desired port COM number to choose it.y Click the [OK] button.



    Component screenSee the on-line help for more information.

    q BANK (memory bank) buttonUsed to change the memory bank number indication andmemory bank name indication when using the componentscreen.

    w BANK (memory bank) indicatorIndicates the memory bank (and its name if it has one) beingreceived.

    e MEMO (memory) indicatorIndicates the memory channel (and its name if it has one)being received.

    r FREQ (frequency) indicationIndicates the receive frequency and data as it is being inputsuch as memory channel numbers, etc.

    t TS (tuning step) indicatorThis is the frequency increment used when selecting a fre-quency using the [Main dial] and when searching for signalsusing a scan function.y Numeral buttons ([0] to [9])Used to input a receive frequency or memory channel directly.

    u Mch (memory channel) buttonUsed to set the numeral buttons for memory channel input.

    i Tuning step buttonsUsed to change the tuning step.o Main dialUsed to select a receive frequency.

    !0 MW (memory write) buttonWrites the current receive frequency into a memory channel.

    !1 MCL (memory clear) buttonUsed to clear the contents of unneeded memory channels.

    !2 ENT (enter) buttonUsed to set the numeral buttons for frequency input.

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    !3 BUSY indicatorAppears when receiving a signal or when signal noise opensthe squelch.!4 Signal meterIndicates the receive signal strength. Also indicates the S-meter squelch receive level set via the [SQUELCH] scroll bar.!5 Center indicatorsIndicate the tuning level when selecting the 6 kHz or 15 kHzIF filter in FM mode.

    !6 STOP buttonCancels scan operation.!7 PROG (program scan) buttonUsed to start/stop program scan. The indicator lamp lightsduring scan and Program SCAN appears in the Condition in-dicator window.!8 II (scan pause) buttonUsed to pause/resume a scan. When a scan is paused,Pause appears in the Condition indicator window.!9 AUTO (auto memory write scan) buttonUsed to start/stop auto memory write scan. The indicatorlamp lights during scan and Auto MW SCAN appears in theCondition indicator window.@0 Condition indicator windowIndicates the scan function operating condition. When scantemporarily pauses to receive a signal Busy Stop appears.@1 MEMO (memory scan) buttonUsed to start/stop any of the memory scans. The indicatorlamp lights during scan and Memory SCAN appears in theCondition indicator window.@2 SET buttonShows/hides the [Setting] dialog box used to adjust settingsfor scan functions, the band scope function and the automaticmode function.

    !3 !4 !5 !6!7!8 !9 @0 @1 @2 @3 @4@5




    @3 DELAY TIME scroll barThis sets the period in which a scan pauses after receiving asignal. Moving the knob to the right increases the period; tothe left decreases the period.@4 SPEED (scan speed) scroll barSets the speed at which scans search through frequen-cies/memories for signals. Moving the knob to the right in-creases the speed; to the left decreases the speed.@5 VSC (Voice Scan Control) buttonTurns the voice scan control function on and off. This functiondetects whether signals are modulated (contain voice ormusic components, etc.) or not.@6 AF (audio frequency) GAIN scroll barAdjusts the audio output.@7 MUTE buttonTurns the mute function on and off. Used to temporarily muteaudio output.@8 SQUELCH scroll barAdjusts the squelch level.@9 MONI (Monitor) buttonTurns the monitor function on and off. The monitor function isused to temporarily open the squelch to listen to weak sig-nals.#0 ATT (Attenuator) buttonTurns the attenuator on and off.

    #1 AGC (Automatic Gain Control) buttonTurns the AGC function on and off.#2 NB (Noise Blanker) buttonTurns the noise blanker function on and off. The noise blankeris used to reduce pulse type noise.#3 AFC (Automatic Frequency Control) buttonTurns the AFC function on and off. This function tracks the re-ceive signal when drifting.#4 Center buttonAfter moving a signals passband position with the [IF-SHIFT]scroll bar, this button returns it to the center position.#5 IF-SHIFT (IF shift) scroll barSets a signals passband position. Moving the knob to theright sets the passband higher, moving the knob to the leftsets the passband lower.#6 FILTER (IF filter) buttonsChange the IF filter in use. The [WIDE] button selects a widerfilter, the [NAR] button selects a narrower filter.- Usable IF filters vary according to receive mode.

    #7 T (Tone squelch) buttonShows/hides the [TONE SQUELCH] dialog box for settingtone squelch tone frequencies.#8 Receive mode buttonsSelect a receive mode. Using the [AUT-M] button to select au-tomatic mode also selects a receive mode.

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    #9 +200k/200k (Max. frequency span value) indicatorsIndicate the upper and lower observable frequency limitsaround a receive frequency.In the diagram, the upper and lower limits are +200 kHz and200 kHz.

    $0 Center frequency indicatorIndicates the center frequency of the frequency span; this isfor the currently received frequency.

    $1 Frequency span indicationIndicates the frequency span selected with the [SPAN+/] but-ton.

    $2 LIMIT indicatorIndicates when the tuning step is greater than the automaticsweep step setting.In the diagram, the tuning step is greater than the automaticsweep step setting and the tuning step (TS) and the sweepstep width are not the same.

    $3 Sweep step indicatorIndicates band scope sweep step.

    $4 STOP buttonStops the band scope (sweep) function.$5 START buttonStarts the band scope (sweep) function which is used to ob-serve signal conditions around the receive frequency.$6 II (sweep pause) buttonPauses/resumes a band scope function sweep.$7 SPAN +/ buttonsSelect one of four levels for the band scope frequency span.

    #9 #9$0 $1 $2 $3 $4$5$6


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    Radio screenThe radio screen shows 10 memory channel buttons and fre-quency readout, etc. like a typical stereo tunerthis providesthe simplest operation for monitoring your most-listened-to-stations, such as AM/FM broadcasting and TV, etc.

    See the on-line help for the radio screen details.

    Communications receiverscreen

    The communications receiver screen shows S-meter (signalstrength) level, a large frequency readout, keypad, etc.whatyou would see on the front panel of a typical communicationsreceiver.

    See the on-line help for the communications receiver screendetails.



    Frequency coverage (MHz):U.S.A. 000.010000823.999999*


    Europe 000.0100001300.000000**Specifications guaranteed 0.51300 MHz only.

    Receive system : Triple superheterodyneMode : WFM, FM, AM, SSB, CWFrequency stability : 3 ppm at 1300 MHz

    (0C to +50C; 32F to +122F)Frequency resolution :1 Hz (minimum)Power supply :13.8 V DC 15 % for receiverrequirement unit; or, supplied AC adapter

    (negative ground)Current drain (at 13.8 V DC):

    Power ON (PC power OFF) 0.1 AMax. audio 0.7 AStandby (squelched) 0.6 A

    Usable temp. range : 0C to +50C; +32F to +122F Intermediate frequencies:

    1st 266.7 MHz2nd 10.7 MHz3rd 450 kHz (except WFM)

    Receive sensitivity (typical)*:

    *When 230 kHz (for WFM), 15 kHz (for FM), 6 kHz (for AM) and2.8 kHz (for SSB/CW) passband widths are selected.

    Squelch sensitivity (threshold):


    SSB/CW(10 dB S/N)

    AM(10 dB S/N)

    FM(12 dB SINAD)

    WFM(12 dB SINAD)

    0.51.799999 0.56 V 2.5 V

    1.827.999990.28 V 1.4 V

    3049.99999 0.35 V 1.8 V50699.99999 0.2 V 1.0 V 0.32 V 0.79 V

    7001300 0.25 V 1.3 V 0.4 V 1.0 V

    2829.999990.5 V

    Frequency(MHz) SSB/CW AM FM WFM

    0.51.799999 14 V 1.8 V

    1.827.999997.1 V 0.89 V

    3049.9999950699.99999 5.6 V 0.71 V 0.5 V 5.6 V

    7001300 7.1 V 0.89 V 0.63 V 7.1 V

    2829.999990.63 V




    q Telescoping antenna ....................................................... 1w RS-232C cable (OPC-743) ............................................. 1e External speaker plug ..................................................... 1r AC adapter (BC-123A/E/V or BM-104E/V)* ................... 1t Software floppy disks ................................................ 1 set

    * For versions which do not come with an AC adapter, a DC powercable and 2 fuses (FGB 2 A) are supplied. An optional AC adapter(BC-123A/E/V or BM-104E/V) is also available.

    q w

    r t


    Selectivity :WFM 230 kHz/6 dBWFM/FM/AM 50 kHz/6 dBFM/AM 15 kHz/6 dBFM/AM/SSB/CW 6 kHz/6 dBAM/SSB/CW 2.8* kHz/6 dB

    *Software indicates 3 kHz. IF shift range : More than 1.2 kHzMax. audio output : 200 mW

    (at 10% distortion with an 8 load)Antenna connector :BNC (50 )RS-232C connector :D-sub 9-pin (female)Ext. speaker connector : 3-conductor 3.5 (d) mm (18")/

    48 Dimensions (projections not included):

    127.5(W)30(H)199(D) mm5(W)1 316(H)7 2732(D) in

    Weight :approx. 1 kg; 2 lb 3 oz.

    All stated specifications are subject to change withoutnotice or obligation.

  • A-5456G-1EX-wPrinted in Japan 1997 Icom Inc. 6-9-16 Kamihigashi, Hirano-ku, Osaka 547-0002 Japan