ICOM IC-F30 Handheld Program Document

This radio is programmed with most repeaters in the BC Interior.

Select repeaters in Calgary and Vancouver are in bank 13.

See the OCARC frequency lists at ocarc.ca for further details.

Latest version available is: (version V.20220514a)

Previous versions (V.20191025a and earlier) will have only Okanagan frequencies, and will be missing the newer repeaters in the area. Check the label on channel 14-8 to determine the version you currently have.

Memory Settings

M# Location Label in Radio Freq Shift Tone Acc Tone Sql Elev Notes (and approximate coverage)
1 Central Okanagan                
1-1 Dilworth Dilworth 668 146.680 minus 88.5 88.5 mid Winfield to Peachland
1-2 Orchard Orchard 662 146.620 minus 88.5   low Kelowna City and Westside
1-3 Little White LtlWhite 682 146.820 minus 88.5 88.5 high Hwy 97 Oyama to Penticton. Hwy 33 south to Carmi
1-4 Big White BigWhite 686 146.860 minus 88.5 88.5 high Hwy 33 south to Beaverdell
1-5 Carrot Mtn CarrotMt 724 147.240 plus none   mid Winfield to Peachland
1-6 Okanagan Mtn OkngnMtn+700 147.000 plus 88.5   high Salmon Arm and Sicamous to Osoyoos
1-7 Kuipers Peak KuipersPk525 145.250 minus 88.5 88.5 mid Ellison to Peachland
1-8 Rutland Rutland 678 146.780 minus 88.5 88.5 low System fusion dual mode. Kelowna City and Westside
1-9 Blue Grouse BluGrouse509 145.090 plus 88.5 88.5 high System fusion dual mode. Fintry to Summerland
1-10 Blue Grouse 2 BluGrouse730 147.300 plus 88.5   high Fintry to Summerland
1-11 Okanagan Mtn 2 OkngnMtn-549 145.490 minus 88.5 88.5 high System fusion dual mode. Sicamous to Osoyoos
1-12 Kuipers Peak AllStar KprAllStr710 147.100 none 88.5 88.5 mid Ellison to Peachland (Linked to AllStar networks)
1-13 Black Knight BlkKnight684 146.840 none 88.5 88.5 high Ellison to Peachland
1-14 Simplex 146.520 Sim 146.520 none none      
1-15 Simplex 146.580 Sim 146.580 none none     also activity due to Penticton simplex IRLP node 1164. Tone access 123.0
 
2 S. Okanagan Boundary                
2-1 Penticton City PenCity 664 146.640 minus 131.8   low Penticton area. (linked to Mt. Kobau 147.340+)
2-2 Apex Mtn ApexMtn 692 146.920 minus 123.0   high Hwy 97 from south of US Border to Armstrong. Hwy 3 from west of Princeton to Midway.
2-3 Campbell Mtn Campbell 712 147.120 plus 123.0   mid Hwy 97 Peachland to north of Oliver.
2-4 Mt Baldy MtBaldy 716 147.160 plus none   high Hwy 97, 3 and 33 South Okanagan/Boundary Area (can be linked to SIRG but usually off)
2-5 Oliver Oliver738 147.380 plus none   low Oliver and Osoyoos (linked to Mt Baldy 147.160+)
2-6 Osoyoos Osoyoos 529 145.290 minus 136.5   low Osoyoos area.
2-7 Mt Kobau Mt Kobau 738 147.340 plus 136.5   high Oliver and Osoyoos (linked to Penticton 146.640-)
2-8 Campbell Mtn Campbell 535 145.350 minus 123.0 123.0 mid System fusion dual mode. Hwy 97 Peachland to north of Oliver.
2-9 Omak WA Omak 732 147.320 plus 100.0   high Omak to Osoyoos
2-10 Grand Forks GrdForks 728 147.280 plus none   mid Bald Knob (Phoenix). Grand Forks and area
2-11 Observation Mtn GrdForks 694 146.940 minus 103.5   low Grand Forks
2-12 Santa Rosa ChrstnaLk706 147.060 plus 100.0   mid Christina Lake
 
3 N. Okanagan Kamloops Merritt                
3-1 SilverStar NORAC SvrStar 688 146.880 minus none   high Hwy 1 Monte Creek to Malakwa. Hwy 97 Salmon Arm to Peachland. Hwy 6 Vernon to Monashee Summit.
3-2 East Vernon VernCity 900 146.900 minus 123.0   high Local Vernon city coverage.
3-3 Salmon Arm SlmArmCty702 147.020 plus none   low Local city coverage.
3-4 Botany Mtn Lytton 706 147.060 plus none   high Lytton. Lilooet to Boston Bar.
3-5 Vernon Commonage VernComm 738 147.380 plus 123 123.0 mid System fusion dual mode. Armstrong to Kelowna.
3-6 Salmon Arm SalmonArm676 146.760 minus none   mid Fly Hills. Shuswap area from Armstrong to Sicamous to Sorrento. (possible link to Chase 147.140)
3-7 Queest Mtn QueestMtn547 145.470 minus none   high Hwy 1 Salmon Arm to Eagle Pass.
3-8 Scaia Mtn (SIRG) ScainMtn 674 146.740 minus none   high Nakusp to Edgewood. Hwy 6 Monashee summit to Nakusp. Edgewood and Backcountry Monashee Mtns.
3-9 Chase Chase 714 147.140 plus none   low Adam's Hill. Chase and Sorrento area. (possible link to Salmon Arm 146.760)
3-10 Greenstone GrnStone 696 146.960 minus none   high Kamloops. Hwy 5 Barriere to Logan Lake. Hwy 1 Savona to Monte Creek. Higher parts of Hwy 97C.
3-11 Mt Lolo (SIRG) MtLolo 732 147.320 plus none   mid Kamloops and area (SIRG)
3-12 Iron Mtn IronMtn 666 146.660 minus none   high Merritt and surrounding Hwys 5, 97C, 8.
3-13 Thynne Mtn (SIRG) ThynneMtn698 146.980 minus 123   high Hwy 5 Hope to Kingsvale. Parts of 97C. (SIRG)
3-14 South Forge Mtn LoganLake710 147.100 minus none   high Hwy 5 Merritt to Hwy 1 junction
 
4 West Kootenays                
4-1 Slocan Ridge (SIRG) Slocan 664 146.640 minus 100.0   high Castlegar / Trail / Nelson / New Denver
4-2 Slocan Ridge Slocan 513 145.130 minus 100.0   high System fusion dual mode. Castlegar / Trail / Nelson / New Denver
4-3 Trail Granite Mtn Trail 684 146.840 minus none   high Trail /Castlegar / Salmo
4-4 Nelson Nelson 704 147.040 plus 100.0   low Nelson / Castlegar local
4-5 Crawford Bay (-) Crawford Old 147.060 minus 100.0   mid Balfour. Kootenay Lake.
4-6 Crawford Bay (+) CrawfdBay706 147.060 plus 100.0   mid Balfour. Kootenay Lake.
4-7 Mt Lavina KootnayLk517 145.170 minus 100.0   high North Kootenay Lake
4-8 Nakusp Nakusp 694 146.940 minus 100.0   low Nakusp and within 20 km.
4-9 Monumental Mtn WA Colville 662 146.620 minus none   high Colville WA. North to Trail and parts of Castlegar
4-10 Mount Thompson Creston 680 146.800 minus 88.5   high Creston
4-11 Black Mtn ID BonnersFy696 146.960 minus 123.0   high Bonners Ferry ID. Creston Valley.
 
5 East Kootenays                
5-1 Baker Mtn Cranbrook694 146.940 minus 88.5   high Cranbrook
5-2 Lyttle Mtn Radium 685 146.850 minus 110.9   mid Fairmont / Invermere
5-3 Mt Sinclair RadiumKNP688 146.880 minus 131.8   high Cranbrook to Golden
5-4 Whitetooth Mtn Golden +700 147.000 plus 88.5   high Golden
5-5 Mount Thompson Creston 680 146.800 minus 88.5   high Creston
5-6 Sparwood Sparwood 730 147.300 plus 100.0   high Fernie / Sparwood / Elkford
5-7 Crowsnest Pass Crowsnest 549 145.490 minus 103.5   high Sparwood BC to Frank AB
5-8 Pinkham Mtn WA Koocanusa734 147.340 plus 100.0   high Eureka MT /Yaak / Lake Koocanusa
5-9 Pinkham Mtn WA Koocanusa662 146.620 minus 100.0   high Eureka MT /Yaak / Lake Koocanusa
5-10 Black Butte WA Koocanusa539 145.390 minus 100.0   high Eureka MT. North to Cranbrook.
 
6 Cariboo Chilcotin               See the main OCARC repeaters page for more detailed coverage information on these repeaters
6-1 Pavilion Mtn Clinton 668 146.680 minus none      
6-2 Timothy Mtn 100 Mile 674 146.740 minus 162.2      
6-3 Vedan Mtn AlexisCrk800 146.800 minus 162.2      
6-4 Williams Lake WilliamLk688 146.880 minus 162.2      
6-5 Smokey North Smokey N 712 147.120 plus 100.0      
6-6 Potato Likely 718 147.180 plus 162.2      
6-7 Lone Butte LoneButte722 147.220 plus 88.5      
6-8 Puntzi Mtn PuntziLk 724 147.240 plus 162.2      
6-9 Smokey Mtn Smokey 730 147.300 plus 162.2      
6-10 Sapeye SapyKlena734 147.340 plus 162.2      
6-11 Clinton Clinton 736 147.360 plus 162.2      
 
7 Clearwater Valemount Hwy 16E               See the main OCARC repeaters page for more detailed coverage information on these repeaters
7-1 Foghorn Mtn ClrWGray 692 146.920 minus none      
7-2 Blackpool Mtn Clrwater 535 145.350 minus none      
7-3 Garrison Mtn Barriere 738 147.380 plus 100.0      
7-4 Avola Avola 690 146.900 minus 100.0      
7-5 Valemount ValeCanoe694 146.940 minus none      
7-6 Valemount PG Net ValeLink-700 147.000 minus 100.0      
7-7 Lucille Mtn McBride 676 146.760 minus 100.0      
7-8 Loos Loos 688 146.880 minus 100.0      
 
8 Quesnel               See the main OCARC repeaters page for more detailed coverage information on these repeaters
8-1 Sugar Loaf QusnlCty+706 147.060 plus 100.0      
8-2 Dragon Mtn QuesnelD-706 147.060 minus 100.0      
8-3 Two Sisters Bowron 738 147.380 plus 100.0      
8-4 Milburn QuesnelE 721 147.210 plus 100.0      
8-5 Armstrong Hill QuesnelN 697 146.970 minus 100.0      
8-6 Fishpot Fishpot 715 147.150 plus 100.0      
8-7 Wells WellsLcl 538 145.380 minus 100.0      
8-8 Tabor Mtn Major TabrMajor700 147.000 plus 100.0      
 
9 Prince George Mackenzie               See the main OCARC repeaters page for more detailed coverage information on these repeaters
9-1 Tabor Mtn Minor TaborMtn 543 145.430 minus 100.0      
9-2 Firth BearLake 664 146.640 minus 100.0      
9-3 Carney Hill PrGeoLcl 670 146.700 minus 100.0      
9-4 Verdun Lookout Southbank676 146.760 minus 100.0      
9-5 Sinkut Vandrhoof680 146.800 minus 100.0      
9-6 Morfee Mtn Mackenzie682 146.820 minus 100.0      
9-7 Vanderhoof Vndhf Lcl688 146.880 minus 100.0      
9-8 Baldy-Hughes Red Rock 691 146.910 minus 100.0      
9-9 Pilot Mtn PrGeorge 694 146.940 minus 100.0      
9-10 Murray Peak FtStJames724 147.240 plus 100.0      
9-11 Mount Chingee MtChinge-733 147.330 minus none      
9-12 Boer Mtn BurnsLake 736 147.360 plus 100.0      
9-13 Nation Lakes NatnLakes736 147.360 plus 100.0      
9-14 Fraser Mtn FtFraser 684 146.840 minus 100.0      
9-15 George Mtn GeorgeMtn709 147.090 plus 100.0      
 
10 Hwy 16W Bulkley Valley               See the main OCARC repeaters page for more detailed coverage information on these repeaters
10-1 Copper Mtn Terrace 660 146.600 minus 100.0      
10-2 Tyhee Telkwa 670 146.700 minus 100.0      
10-3 Seeley Hazelton 680 146.800 minus 100.0      
10-4 Glentanna Smithers 688 146.880 minus 100.0      
10-5 Shoulder Mtn Granisle 694 146.940 minus 100.0      
10-6 Mt Harry Davis Houston+706 147.060 plus 100.0      
10-7 Green Mtn Kitimat-706 147.060 minus 100.0      
 
11 BC Peace Country               See the main OCARC repeaters page for more detailed coverage information on these repeaters
11-1 Ft St John FtStJohn 664 146.640 minus 100.0      
11-2 Dawson Creek DawsonCr 676 146.760 minus 100.0      
11-3 Hudsons Hope HudsnHope688 146.880 minus 100.0      
11-4 Chetwynd Chetwynd 691 146.910 minus 100.0      
11-5 Dawson Creek DawsonCr 694 146.940 minus none      
11-6 Ft St John FtStJohn 721 147.210 plus 100.0      
11-7 Ft St John FtStJohn 727 147.270 plus 100.0     System fusion dual mode.
 
12 OTHER(Calgary Vancouver)               See the main OCARC repeaters page for more detailed coverage information on these repeaters
12-1 Calgary CTV Tower   145.290 minus none      
12-2 Calgary Nose Hill   146.850 minus 110.9      
12-3 Calgary CBC Tower   147.135 plus 110.9      
12-4 Lake Louise   147.210 plus 110.9      
12-5 Banff   147.360 plus 110.9      
12-6 Rocky Mtn House   146.910 minus none      
12-7 Vancouver Mt Seymour   146.940 minus 136.5      
12-8 Burnaby   145.350 minus 127.3      
12-9 Abbotsford   146.610 minus 110.9      
12-10 Chilliwack   146.960 minus 110.9      
12-11 Bellingham   146.740 minus 103.5      
12-12 Maple Ridge   146.800 minus 156.7      
12-13 Saltspring Is   147.320 plus 88.5      
12-14 Victoria   146.840 minus 100.0      
12-15 Nanaimo   145.430 minus 141.3      
 
13 Simplex          
13-1 Simplex   146.520 none none     National simplex channel
13-2 Simplex   146.400 none none      
13-3 Simplex   146.430 none none      
13-4 Simplex   146.460 none none     4X4 off road simplex (www.4x4ham.com)
13-5 Simplex   146.490 none none      
13-6 Simplex   146.520 none 100.0     National simplex channel (tone may be required for remote base access to YARA in Yukon)
13-7 Simplex   146.550 none none      
13-8 Simplex   146.580 none none      
13-9 Simplex   147.420 none none      
13-10 Simplex   147.450 none none      
13-11 Simplex   147.480 none

88.5

   

West Kelowna IRLP

13-12 Simplex   147.510 none none      
13-13 Simplex   147.540 none none      
13-14 Simplex   147.570 none none      
 
14 Weather                
  Weather Forecasts   various N/A N/A     seven receive only channels. Environment Canada and NOAA.
14-8 Programming Info V.20220514ax N/A N/A N/A      
  APRS / Packet   various none none     Six selected APRS and Packet frequencies of use in the Okanagan
 
15 Travel (30 kHz spacing)               For general use when travelling in North America. Areas with 30 kHz or 15 kHz bandplans
15-1 Repeater   146.610 minus 100.0      
15-2 Repeater   146.670 minus 100.0      
15-3 Repeater   146.730 minus 100.0      
15-4 Repeater   146.790 minus 100.0      
15-5 Repeater   146.850 minus 100.0      
15-6 Repeater   146.910 minus 100.0      
15-7 Repeater   146.970 minus 100.0      
15-8 Repeater   147.030 plus 100.0      
15-9 Repeater   147.090 plus 100.0      
15-10 Repeater   147.150 plus 100.0      
15-11 Repeater   147.210 plus 100.0      
15-12 Repeater   147.270 plus 100.0      
15-13 Repeater   147.330 plus 100.0      
15-14 Repeater   147.390 plus 100.0      
 
16 Travel (60 kHz spacing))               For general use when travelling in North America. Common repeater frequencies.
16-1 Repeater   146.640 minus 100.0      
16-2 Repeater   146.700 minus 100.0      
16-3 Repeater   146.760 minus 100.0      
16-4 Repeater   146.820 minus 100.0     (YARA)
16-5 Repeater   146.880 minus 100.0     (YARA)
16-6 Repeater   146.940 minus 100.0     (YARA)
16-7 Repeater   147.000 minus 100.0      
16-8 Repeater   147.000 plus 100.0      
16-9 Repeater   147.000 minus 100.0      
16-10 Repeater   147.060 plus 100.0     (YARA)
16-11 Repeater   147.120 plus 100.0      
16-12 Repeater   147.180 plus 100.0     (YARA)
16-13 Repeater   147.240 plus 100.0     (YARA)
16-14 Repeater   147.300 plus 100.0      
16-15 Repeater   147.360 plus 100.0     (YARA)
(See also yara.ca/repeaters/repeaters.htm for most linked Yukon repeaters) The purpose of the Travel scanning list is to provide a limited, but useful, selection of the most used repeater frequencies used across North America. If the repeater does not use an access tone, or if it uses 100.0, these entries should allow operation.

Operation

Button Function
Button Top (Red) (top) Push once to start scan of selected list. Push and hold to change scan list. Step Up/Down to choose list.
Button 1 (left, above PTT) Push once for light. Push and hold to open squelch on current channel. Push again to close squelch.
Button 2 (left, large) Transmit (PTT)
Button 3 (left, below PTT) Step Up
Button 4 (bottom left) Step Down
Button P0 Push to change current Memory Bank. Step Up/Down to choose bank.
Button P1 Push to Add/Delete current memory channel from current scanning list (See Note *1)
Button P2 Push to change access tone for current memory channel (See Note *2)
Button P3 Power level. Toggle (High[5W],Low2[2W],Low1[1W])

Note *1   Add/Delete

  • Memory Banks and Scanning Lists are selected independently.
  • Care should be taken when adding or removing a channel from a scanning list.
  • The correct scanning list must be chosen before adding a memory channel, otherwise it may be accidentally added to the wrong scanning list.
  • If Button P1 is pressed when a scan is paused on an active channel, the channel will be immediately removed from the current scan.
  • To be added back to the scan, the channel must be selected manually first.

Note *2   Change Tone

  • It is suggested that an alternate tone be set only for channels in the travel list, and only if the preprogrammed tone does not gain access to the repeaters while travelling.
  • The radio is limited to 16 tones, so not all possible tones are available, only the most commonly used in British Columbia.

Scanning Lists

Scan Selection Channels Scanned
Scan Central Okanagan Scans All Kelowna Area Channels in Bank 1
Scan South Okanagan Scans All S. Okanagan Channels in Bank 2 (plus 146.520 and 146.580 in Bank 13)
Scan North Okanagan Scans All N. Okanagan Channels in Bank 3 (plus 146.520 and 146.580 in Bank 13)
Scan All Kootenays Scans All Kootenay Channels in Banks 4 and 5 (plus 146.520 in Bank 13)
Scan Calgary Area Scans All Calgary Area Channels in Bank 12 (plus 146.520 in Bank 13)
Scan Cariboo Chilcotin Scans All Cariboo Chilcotin Channels in Bank 6 (plus 146.520 in Bank 13)
Scan Quesnel Clearwater and Hwy 16E Scans All Quesnel in Bank 8 as well as Clearwater and Hwy 16E in Bank 7 (plus 146.520 in Bank 13)
Scan Lower Mainland Scans All Lower Mainland Channels in Bank 12 (plus 146.520 in Bank 13)
Scan Prince George Scans All Prince George Channels in Bank 9 (plus 146.520 in Bank 13)
Scan Bulkley Hwy 16W Scans All Bulkley Valley and Hwy 16W Channels in Bank 10 (plus 146.520 in Bank 13)

Button P2 Tones

Override a preprogrammed tone for a channel

Select available tone Tone frequency
MR use access tone preprogrammed for the channel
Tone 1 use access tone 88.5
Tone 2 use access tone 103.5
Tone 3 use access tone 107.2
Tone 4 use access tone 110.9
Tone 5 use access tone 123.0
Tone 6 use access tone 127.3
Tone 7 use access tone 131.8
Tone 8 use access tone 141.3
Tone 9 use access tone 162.2
Tone 10 use access tone 67.0
Tone 11 use access tone 77.0
Tone 12 use access tone 79.7
Tone 13 use access tone 94.8
Tone 14 use access tone 97.4
Tone 15 use access tone 156.7
Tone 16 use access tone 100.0

User Features

(See Note #3)

Feature Default Setting
Back Light AUTO
LCD Contrast 3 (default works best)
Beep On
Beep Level 4 (Link) (Link = level follows volume control)
Squelch Level 150 (110 to 160 works best depending upon local noise)
AF Min Level 0
Audio Filter 300-3000Hz (default works best)
Mic Gain 4 (default works best)

Note *3   How to access the User Features.

  1. Turn off radio.
  2. Turn on radio while pressing both Buttons 3 and 4 (Step Up/Down) at the same time. Radio should briefly display "Set Mode".
  3. Press and hold Button P0 for one second.
  4. Keep pressing P0 until the desired feature is found, then use Step Up/Down to change.
  5. Press and hold Button P0 to exit User Features.
  6. Turn radio off and back on again to resume normal use.