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Yaesu VX-5R Usage Summary

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This summary assumes you've read the VX-5R Operating Manual and understood all the modes, and only need a keypad operation summary.

Keypad Map

SET:
Go to #01 – #45
AR:
Toggle ARTS
TN(#29):
Squelch type
FRQ:
Toggle 2nd freq. display
CD(#30 & #31):
Tone set
TAG:
Toggle MR tag display
DT:
Enable DTMF autodialer
VLT:
Toggle voltage display
SKP:
Set memory skip
SC:
Memory mode scan
BAND:
Step to next band
1 2 3 MR:
Memory recall mode
 
EMG:
Emergency mode
MG:
Use Memory Group
FRQ:
Toggle freq. display size
AP(#16):
Auto power off
ICO:
Toggle icon display
RP(#07):
Repeater shift direction
ONT:
Toggle On-Time display
SQ(#01):
Squelch level
WX:
Toggle Weather Band
HM/RV:
Select Home or Reverse
4 5 6 0
 
LOCK:
Lock input
ST(#11):
VFO step
TMP:
Toggle temperature display
BRO:
Toggle barometric display
DW:
Dual Watch
ALT:
Toggle altimeter display
BP(#20):
Key Beep
SC:
VFO mode scan
TX PO:
7 8 9 VFO:
VFO mode; toggle A/B

General notes:

The Display

Displaying the Frequency

Displaying the Memory Tag

Displaying Icons

Displaying the On Time Monitor

Displaying the Battery Voltage

Displaying the Temperature

Barometer

Altimeter

Reception and Scanning

Operating Bands

BAND Frequency Range (MHz) Default mode
AM BC Band 0.5 – 1.8 AM
SW Band 1.8 – 16 AM
FM BC Band 59 – 108 W-FM
TV Band 174 – 222 (VHF) W-FM
470 – 729 (UHF)
6m Ham 48 – 59 N-FM
2m Ham 137 – 174 N-FM
70cm Ham 420 – 470 N-FM
AIR Band 108 – 137 AM
Action Band 1 222 – 255 N-FM
255 – 335 AM
335 – 420 N-FM
Action Band 2 800 – 999 N-FM

Weather Broadcasts

Channel 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
MHz 162.550162.400162.475162.425162.450 162.525162.500161.650161.775163.275

VFO Mode

Memory Recall Mode

Memory Groups

MR Skip

Priority Channel Scanning (Dual Watch)

VFO Scanning

MR Scanning

Transmitting

Changing The Transmitter Power Level

Band HIGH L3 L2 L1
50/145 MHz 5.0W 2.5W 1.0W 0.3W
430 MHz 4.5W

Emergency Channel Operation

Repeater Operations

Storing Split Frequencies

  1. Store the receive frequency and data normally.
  2. Select the transmit frequency.
  3. Press F|W (1 sec).
  4. Rotate the DIAL to the desired memory channel.
  5. Press & hold PTT, then press F|W.

Tone Search Scanning

  1. Select either TONE SQL or DCS Decoder operation.
  2. Press F|W + 2|CD|TAG.
  3. Press VFO|DW|SC (1 sec) to start scanning for the incoming CTCSS or DCS tone/code.
  4. If the correct tone or code is detected, scanning will halt on that tone/code, and audio will be allowed to pass; press BAND|SET|AR to lock in that tone/code.
  5. If the correct tone or code is not detected, scanning will continue indefinitely; press PTT to stop the scan.
  6. Press MONI during Tone Scanning to unmute the receiver.

DTMF Operation

  1. Press F|W + 3|DT|VLT to activate the DTMF Autodialer function.
  2. Press PTT to begin transmission.
  3. Press the desired DTMF memory key (0 through 9).

Power-on Modes

Reset the Microprocessor

  1. Turn the radio off.
  2. Press & hold MR|SKP|SC and VFO|DW|SC and 4|MG|DSP while turning the radio on.
  3. Press F|W to initialize the radio.

Initialize Set Mode

  1. Turn the radio off.
  2. Press & hold MR|SKP|SC and VFO|DW|SC while turning the radio on.
  3. Press F|W to initialize the Set Mode.

Idiot Mode

  1. Turn the radio off.
  2. Press & hold MR|SKP|SC while turning the radio on.

Mode Settings

The VX-5R Set (Menu) mode is easy to activate and set. Use the following procedure:
  1. Press F|W, then BAND|SET|AR to activate the Set mode.
  2. Turn the DIAL to select the Menu item number to be adjusted.
  3. Press BAND|SET|AR, then rotate the DIAL to adjust or select the parameter to be changed on the Menu item selected in above step.
  4. After completing your selection and adjustment, press PTT to exit the Set mode and exit to normal operation. Exceptions are #30 and #31.

Set Item 1 [SQUELCH]

Set Item 2 [WFM SQL]

Set Item 3 [NAME SET]

Set Item 4 [ICON]

Set Item 5 [VFO]

Set Item 6 [ARS]

Set Item 7 [RPT SHIFT]

Set Item 8 [SHIFT]

Set Item 9 [VFO SPLIT]

Set Item 10 [VFO LINK]

Set Item 11 [VFO STEP]

Set Item 12 [RESUME]

Set Item 13 [SCAN LAMP]

Set Item 14 [RX SAVE]

Set Item 15 [TX SAVE]

Set Item 16 [APO]

Set Item 17 [BUSY LED]

Set Item 18 [ARTS BEEP]

Set Item 19 [ARTS ITVL]

Set Item 20 [KEY BEEP]

Set Item 21 [EDGE BEEP]

Set Item 22 [BELL]

Set Item 23 [MON/T-CAL]

Set Item 24 [HOME/REV]

Set Item 25 [LAMP MODE]

Set Item 26 [TOT]

Set Item 27 [BCLO]

Set Item 28 [CLOCK SFT]

Set Item 29 [SQL TYPE]

Set Item 30 [TONE SET]

67.0 69.3 71.9 74.4 77.0 79.7 82.5 85.4 88.5 91.5
94.8 97.4 100.0 103.5 107.2 110.9 114.8 118.8 123.0 127.3
131.8 136.5 141.3 146.2 151.4 156.7 162.2 167.9 173.8 179.9
186.2 192.8 203.5 210.7 218.1 225.7 233.6 241.8 250.3

Set Item 31 [DCS SET]

023 025 026 031 032 036 043 047 051 053
054 065 071 072 073 074 114 115 116 122
125 131 132 134 143 145 152 155 156 162
165 172 174 205 212 223 225 226 243 244
245 246 251 252 255 261 263 265 266 271
274 306 311 315 325 331 332 343 346 351
356 364 365 371 411 412 413 423 431 432
445 446 452 454 455 462 464 465 466 503
506 516 523 526 532 546 565 606 612 624
627 631 632 654 662 664 703 712 723 731
732 734 743 754

Set Item 32 [DTMF SET]

Set Item 33 [CW ID]

Set Item 34 [SPEC-ANAL]

Set Item 35 [SMRT SRCH]

Set Item 36 [RX MODE]

BAND Frequency Range (MHz) Default mode
AM BC Band 0.5 – 1.8 AM
SW Band 1.8 – 16 AM
6m Ham 48 – 59 N-FM
FM BC Band 59 – 108 W-FM
AIR Band 108 – 137 AM
2m Ham 137 – 174 N-FM
TV Band (VHF) 174 – 222 W-FM
Action Band 1 222 – 255 N-FM
255 – 335 AM
335 – 420 N-FM
70cm Ham 420 – 470 N-FM
TV Band (UHF) 470 – 729 W-FM
Action Band 2 800 – 999 N-FM

Set Item 37 [LOCK MODE]

Set Item 38 [HALF DEV]

Set Item 39 [LANGUAGE]

Set Item 40 [ON TIMER]

Set Item 41 [CONTRAST]

Set Item 42 [MTR SYMB]

Set Item 43 [BARO OFST]

Set Item 44 [ALTI OFST]

Set Item 45 [DISP MODE]



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