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50/144/430 TRIPLE-BAND HEAVY DUTY FM TRANSCEIVER
The VX-5R’s ruggedness and durability are assured thanks to the die-cast aluminum housing, augmented by an extensive gasketing system which sets a new standard for water resistance among amateur HTs. Tough enough to have passed the stringent shock and vibration requirements of the U.S. military (MIL-STD 810), the VX-5R also boasts such signature Yaesu features as loud, crisp receiver audio, a large easy-to-read LCD display, and straightforward operation. The VX-5R is the unquestioned leader in HT technology now and into the Millennium!
Rugged Die-Cast ConstructionThe VX-5R is built into a rugged aluminum die-cast housing, augmented by an extensive gasketing system to resist moisture ingress. Tough enough to have passed the stringent shock and vibration requirements of the U.S. Military (MIL-STD 810), the VX-5R is available in both Black (VX-5R) and Silver (VX-5RS) versions.High Capacity Lithium-Ion Battery PackThe outstanding power output and long battery life of the VX-5R are made possible by the supplied FNB-58LI Lithium-Ion Battery Pack, which supplies 7.2 Volts at an incredible 1100 mAh. Depending on the power output selected and your operating patterns, operating times of 6 to 12 huors are now possible without re-charging! And the supplied NC-72B/C AC Adapter provides charging of the FNB-58LI in less than five hours.Ultra-Wide Frequency CoverageWide-band VHF/UHF receiver coverage (48 - 729, 800-999 MHz, cellular blocked) is combined with AM medium-wave and shortwave reception (0.5 - 16 MHz), for more operating enjoyment than ever. The operating mode of the VX-5R is automatically preset for each operating band, with easy manual mode change provided via the Menu system, if needed.Extensive Memory SystemThe VX-5R's memory system provides 220 "regular" memories, a "Home" channel on each band, 10 pairs of band-edge-limit memories, and five memory groups; up to 24 channels from the main memory can be stored into each memory group.CTCSS and DCS Encoder/Decoder Circuits Built In
Memory channels can have an eight-character alpha-numeric label appended to them, for easy channel recognition.The VX-5R includes a wide variety of tone encoding and decoding systems for today's active Ham.Flexible Scanning Options
Included are a 39-tone CTCSS Encoder/Decoder, a 104-Code DCS (Digital Code Squelch) Encoder/Decoder, a Menu-driven 1750-Hz Tone Burst system for European repeaters, Tone Search, in case you don't know the access tone required for the repeater you're on, and a nine-memory DTMF Autodialer, for autopatch or Internet-linking access.The VX-5R provides flexible scanning, including scan halt options of "Carrier Drop," "5-second Pause," and "Stop" (no resumption of scanning).
The VX-5R may be instructed to scan the VFOs, the Memories, or a portion of the VFO range, and the LCD's illumination can be programmed to light up when scanning halts.
Model Batteries FBA-23
Battery Case for "AA" Batteries
FNB-58LI Lithium Ion Battery 7.2V / 1100mAh Cases CSC-73 Soft Case Chargers CD-15A
Desk Top Rapid Rate Charger for Lithium-Ion Battery, to be used w/NC-72B/C or w/PA-48B/C
DC Cable; plug and wire only
NC-72B 120 VAC 12-Hour Wall Charger Microphones CT-44 Microphone Adapter (2 conductor female mic to single jack) Miscellaneous SU-1 Barometric Pressure Sensor Programming ADMS-1E Windows Programming Cable and Software
Amateur Radio \ Brochures \ VHF Handhelds
VX-5RS.pdf ( 563.58 KB )
Amateur Radio \ Manuals \ VHF/UHF Handhelds
VX-5R Operating Manual, Rev 6/04 ( 1.43 MB )
VX-5R Spanish Manual ( 2.11 MB )
How do I change the Priority Channel, or return it to Channel 1? style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Courier New'">It is possible to set the Priority Channel to any “regular” Memory Channel in the transceiver. To do this:
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style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Courier New'">(1) Press and hold in the (FW) button until the memory channel blinks, then style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Courier New'">use the DIAL knob style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Courier New'">to select the channel you wish to assign as style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Courier New'">the Priority Channel.
style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Courier New'">(2) Now press the [BAND] key. The new Priority is now assigned.
style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Courier New'">(3) To return the Priority Channel to Channel 1 (default), repeat the style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Courier New'">above procedure, selecting Channel 1 in step (1) above.
How do I remove a channel from a Memory Group? Just get into the Memory Group from which you want to delete a channel. Press and hold in the [F/W] key until the memory channel number starts blinking, rotate the DIAL knob to select the channel to be deleted from the Memory Group, then press [MR]. The channel itself will not be deleted, but it will be deleted from that Memory Group. I feel like I need more antenna than the rubber duckie for shortwave listening. Do you have any suggestions?
Take about 20' (or more) of wire, and solder a small screw lug on one end. Then unscrew the small tip section off your rubber duckie, slip the lug onto the screw thread, and re-install the tip onto the rubber duckie. Now string the wire around wherever you have the ability to do so. The additional wire will grreatly improve shortwave reception.
Don't carry this too far, because a truly large wire antenna (100' or more) will probably overload the receiver.
How do I delete a DTMF string from a DTMF memory register?
1. Recall the DTMF memory you wish to clear.
2. Tap the [BAND] key twice.
3. At this point, the cursor will be on the first digit on the left side of the telephone number. If you want to delete the entire set of digits, do nothing in this step; otherwise, rotate the dial knob to select the first digit to be deleted (all digits after this digit will also be cleared).
4. Tap the [Monitor] key twice; the digit that is underlined, and all digits to its right, will be deleted.
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