How do you use the memory channels in your Icom radio? A few years ago I setup some memory channels and then forgot about them in my Icom 7300. They just didn’t get used. On my 7610 I added some broadcast frequencies thinking I would scan and listen to them in the evening. I’ve actually done this.
And just recently I got the idea to save emergency frequencies into memory channels.
Icom 7300 Memory Channel Operation
There are different types of memories (Voice, CW, MPAD, etc.) in these Icom transceivers, but the memory we’re are talking about here is the memory channel operation. You can find out more about them in the Icom 7300 full manual on page 9-1 and Icom 7610 full manual on page 60.
The Memory mode enables you to quickly select often- used frequencies. It can also store frequencies you may need in a disaster.
I’ll go through entering and scanning memory channels using the Icom 7300 in the video below.
Entering memory channels in the 7610 is slightly different, but you should get the basics from this video.
If you want to see a video using the Icom 7610 and memory channels, please comment below.
Emergency Memory Channels
I think it’s a good idea to save emergency frequencies in the radio. In the event of a disaster I’ll be able to quickly find and search emergency HF frequencies. See the video below.
For a list of emergency frequencies in your state, please have a look at:
ARES/RACES HF Frequencies
South Dakota Emergency Frequencies:
3.960.00 LSB EMERGENCY
3.570.00 MT-63 or future possible digital mode
3.578.00 SD CW net during an emergency/drill
Video – Icom 7300 Memory Operation
In this video I did not turn up the RF Gain/Squelch when scanning the SSB frequency channels. It can be used, but it takes a strong SSB signal to break the squelch.
How do you use memory channels? Please ask any questions below. I prefer the comment section here or in YouTube over e-mail because your questions will undoubtedly help others as well.
Stay in touch and best 73,