There are at least two earlier versions of the M700Pro that program
differently, or cannot be programmed unless "opened up" by an
Authorized Icom Dealer. To
program the more recent version of the older versions:
- Turn the
- With the radio off,
simultaneously hold down the
turning the radio on.
This activates the 10-key keypad and puts the radio into the
permitting it to transmit on both amateur radio and ham
- Select the "A", "B",
or "C" Memory Mode/User Group with the
Group Channel Selector Knob.
- Press the
keypad button to put the radio into the
Channel Mode. Select the
radio memory location/radio channel to be programmed.
- Press the
keypad button to get into the Frequency mode.
- Enter the new frequency
using the keypad.
- Check to see that the correct
- Press and hold the
key until you hear two beeps from the radio's speaker (Hint:
keep the volume turned up so you'll be sure to hear the
- The LCD display on
the radio will display the newly programmed frequency and
(simplex) on the screen.
It is not necessary to
program the receive and transmit frequencies separately when
programming the M-700Pro unless you wish to enter a
"duplex" frequency set. The M-700 Pro "assumes" that
you're operating "simplex", and that the
desired transmit frequency is the same as the receive
must be manually set to the Extended Frequency mode
each time it is turned on.
||The Group Channel Selector
knob tunes the radio in 1-KHz steps, and the Channel
Selector now tunes the radio in 100 cycle
increments when the Extended Frequency mode is
original M700Pro's sold during the 1990's were shipped with the keypad
deactivated. If you have one of these "vintage" M700Pro's,
make arrangements to take/ship your M700Pro to an Authorized Icom dealer
like DockSide Radio, who has the software & hardware needed to reprogram
the radio and activate the keypad.
Note: There are no obvious identifying marks,
labels, or model designations to assist in determining one version of
M700Pro from another.
Dealers may charge for
this service, so ask before engaging them.
Sales of the M700Pro
were discontinued in the US on