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Old 16 August 2005, 16:41   #1
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Backlight on Icom M601

One for Jon Brooks?

Did night passage while in Cornwall on 2 week holiday - shooting stars phosferesnce etc all fantastic but no backlight on my ICOM M601.

Should it be illuminated all the time? Is there a bulb to check, or have I missed a sub/sub menu to switch it on?

I could'nt spot in in the manual/index

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Old 16 August 2005, 17:04   #2
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I was out on Friday night and mine was dark also.


Got the instructions out the next morning.

Press the F key, folled by number 3. then rotate the channel knob until you get to the backlight level you require. Hopefully that should help.
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Old 16 August 2005, 17:04   #3
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From the manual page 54:-

Quote:
Display backlighting
The function display and switches can be backlit for better
visibility under low light conditions. And the backlighting condition
can be adjusted independently from the transceiver.
q Push and hold [VOL.DIM] for 1 sec. to enter backlight adjusting
mode.
1. with number of backlight level appears in the channel comment
indicator.
w Push [UP]/[DOWN] to adjust the backlight level.
2. The backlight level is adjustable between 0 (lights OFF) and 7
(brightest).
not sure if that will help you or not
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Old 16 August 2005, 17:05   #4
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or do what alex said - hes actually got one
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Actually roy is is on page 4 of the manual.


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Old 16 August 2005, 17:13   #6
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Its possible i got a yank manual and its different - i downloaded it out of boredom http://www.icom.co.jp/manual/externa...rs/IC-M601.pdf

actually after reading more carefully my extract from the manual is only relevant if you got the optional remote control microphone (hm-134)

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I am still saving up for the command mike
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Thanks

Thank you Alex and Roy.

When I next take the cover off I will try again.

It would seem you need to use some of these electronic items almost weekly to understand all they do!

Thanks Paul
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With most electronics, if you think it should do something, it more than likely does. You just need to push all the buttons to figure out how it does it!
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