The VX-5R's ruggedness and durability are
assured thanks to the die-cast aluminium 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!
|Yaesu has again broken through
the size-performance barrier with the introduction of the VX-5R. Despite its extraordinary
small size, the VX-5R provides 5 Watts of power output on the 50 MHz and 144 MHz band, and
4.5 Watts on the 430 MHz band. So when you need the compact size of a milliwatt-power
handie, but the power and performance of a full-size unit, the VX-5R brings you both!
HIGH-POWER LITHIUM-ION BATTERY BACK
|The outstanding power output of the VX-5R is
made possible by the standard 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 hours are now possible without re-charging. And the
supplied NC-72 AC Adapter provides charging of the FNB-58LI in five hours or less.
BATTERY CONSERVATION FEATURES
microprocessor includes several important battery-saving features which may be enabled to
- Receive Battery Saver, which puts the transceiver into a
"sleep" mode, while checking the receive frequency periodically (0.2/0.3/0.5/1/2
seconds) for activity.
- Transmit Battery Saver, which reduces the power output
automatically based on the incoming stations signal strength.
- Automatic Power Off (APO) feature, which will turn the VX-5R
off after a programmable interval of non-use (0.5/1/3/8 hours).
- Four Transmit Power Levels, including a 300 mW setting for
- Busy Lamp Off feature allows the operator to disable to
"Busy Channel" lamp, thus further conserving battery life.
The VX-5R's display includes a convenient battery
monitoring system which shows both transmit and receive usage and a "Low
|Wide band VHF/UHF receiver
coverage is combined with AM Medium-Wave and Shortwave reception, for more operating
enjoyment than ever. Use the Shortwave coverage (1.8 - 16 MHz) to listen to overseas
broadcasts, along with time, weather and propagation forecast information from WWV. The
operating mode of the VX-5R is automatically preset for each operating band, with easy
manual mode change provided via the Menu System.
DOT MATRIX LCD
three-section Liquid Crystal Display (LCD) provides (A) frequency and mode information,
(B) Alpha Tag or sub-VFO frequency display, and (C) signal strength and power output
indication. The LCD includes a handy "Icon" mode, in which functions' labels are
replaced by pictographic icons for ease of operation. The characters used for the S/PO
meter can be changed, for easiest viewing by you.
DIECAST ALUMINIUM CONSTRUCTION
for outdoor recreational use, the VX-5R's circuitry is enclosed in a tough aluminium
diecast case/chassis, which provides a long life for the components due to the exceptional
heat-dissipation characteristics of the enclosure. The VX-5R is Yaesu's toughest handie
BAROMETRIC PRESSURE SENSOR (SU-1) UNIT
|The optional SU-1 module
provides both barometric pressure and altitude measuring capability, perfect for
recreational use, for instance whilst hiking. The VX-5R may even be programmed to monitor
pressure and temperature or temperature and altitude while it is turned off!
WATCH FOR CHECKING ACTIVITY ON TWO FREQUENCIES
|The VX-5R's Dual Watch
feature lets you monitor a main operating frequency while periodically checking a second
frequency for activity. If a station appears on the "Dual Watch" frequency, the
VX-5R will lock onto that frequency so that you can respond to the calling station.
FOR MONITORING ADJACENT CHANNELS
Spectra-Scope provides a graphical display of five channels above and below your current
operating frequency, to help you find or avoid busy channels.
RANGE TRANSPONDER SYSTEM (ARTS)
|The ARTS feature provides an audible
confirmation of "in-range" or "out-of-range" status with other
ARTS-equipped stations. When activated, ARTS send a periodic signal (including DCS if
enabled) to the other station. Your radio emits audio beep tones when in range which
changes when the two radios are no longer within range. ARTS will also send a CW
identification if required.
MEMORY SYSTEM WITH ALPHANUMERIC LABELS
|The VX-5R's memory system provides 220
regular memories, a "Home" channel on each band, 10 pairs of "Band
Limit" memories for the Programmable Memory Scan Feature, and five Memory Groups (up
to 24 channels from the "main" memory band can be stored into each Memory
ALPHANUMERIC MEMORY LABELS
|Use the alpha-numeric labels for quick and
easy recognition of memory channels as you recall them.
SEARCH PROVIDES AUTOMATIC LOADING OF MEMORIES
|When travelling to
a city for the first time, loading of memories can be time-consuming.
With the VX-5R, just use the Smart Search feature, which automatically
scans above and below your current frequency, loading busy channels
into the 31 available Smart Search memories.
The VX-5R can be instructed to
(1) a single sweep above and below your frequency or (2) a
continuous sweep, which ends only when all 31 Smart Search
memories are full.
AND DCS ENCODER/DECODER BUILT IN
|The VX-5R includes a wide variety of tone
encoding and decoding systems for today's active Ham!
- A 39-tone subaudible CTCSS encoder/decoder for east repeater
access and/or silent monitoring.
- A 104-code Digital Code Squelch (DCS) for advanced repeater
systems or simplex operations where maximum immunity from "falsing" is required.
- A Menu-driven 1750-Hz Tone Burst system for repeater access.
- A Bell Alarm to alert the operator that a call is being
- Tone search, in both CTCSS and DCS modes, for emergency
situations where you need to know the tone or code required for access to an unfamiliar
- A 16-digit DTMF Autodialer with nine memories, for autopatch
|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.
FOR AO-27 SATELLITE OPERATION
|The 144/430 MHz capability of the VX-5R is
ideal for portable satellite operation on FM satellites like AO-27 (TX 145.8 MHz/RX 436.8
MHz). The compact size of the VX-5R leaves you with one hand free to hold a small beam
antenna, if you like!
FEATURES FOR EVERYDAY OPERATION
- Full Feature Keypad
- Automatic Repeater Shift
- Back-Lighting of LCD
- Computer Programming via optional ADMS-1E Programming Kit
- Cloning from one VX-5R to another via optional CT-27 Cloning
- TOT (Time-Out)timer) to prevent interference due to
"locked mic" condition
- BCLO (Busy Channel Lock Out) to prevent interference to
others during Tone Squelch or DCS operation
- Quick Check of repeater uplink frequency
- Selectable channel steps: 5/9 (AM)/10/12.5/15/20/25/50/100
- One-touch Emergency Channel with tone alert on UHF Home
- VFO-A/VFO-B VFO link (synchronised tuning)
- Easy Packet Interface using optional CT-44 Mic Adapter
|When operating on 144 and 430 MHz, use the
bottom section of the supplied antenna. For operation on 50 MHz and below, simply screw on
the antenna extension element and you're ready for DX action!
|Frequency Range RX:
||0.5 - 1.8 MHz (BC Band)
1.8 - 16 MHz (SW Band)
48 - 59 MHz (50 MHz HAM)
59 - 108 MHz (FM)
108 - 137 MHz (Air Band)
137 - 174 MHz (144 MHz HAM)
174 - 222 MHz (VHF-TV)
222 - 420 MHz (ACT1: Action Band 1)
420 - 470 MHz (430 MHz HAM)
470 - 729 MHz (UHF-TV)
800 - 999 MHz (ACT2: Action Band 2)
|Frequency Range TX:
||50 - 52 MHz or 50 - 54 MHz*
144 - 146 MHz or 144 - 148 MHz
430 - 440 MHz or 430 - 450 MHz
(9 kHz: AM BC)
||±5 ppm (±10 ºC to ±60 ºC)
||±600 kHz (144 MHz)
±1.6/5.0/7.6 MHz (430 MHz)
||Nominal: 7.2 V DC, Negative
Operating: 4-9 V DC (Internal Battery)
10-16 V DC, Negative Ground
(EXT DC jack)
||150 mA (Receive)
55 mA (Standby, Saver Off)
25 mA (Standby, Saver On)
400 µA (Auto Power Off)
1.6 A (5 W TX, 50 MHz)
1.7 A (5 W TX, 144 MHz)
1.9 A (4.5 W TX, 430 MHz)
||-20ºC to +60ºC
||58 (W) x 87 (H) x 28 (D) mm (w/o
knob & antenna)
||47.25 MHz (N-FM)
45.8 MHz (W-FM)
||450 kHz (N-FM)
10.7 MHz (WW-FM)
||0.5 µV for 10dB S/N (0.5-16MHZ,
0.9 µV for 12dB SINAD
(76-108 MHz/174-222 MHz/470-729MHz, W-FM)
0.16 µV for 12dB SINAD
0.18 µV for 12dB SINAD
(430-450 MHz n-FM)
||15 kHz/35 kHz (N-FM)
||400 mW @ 8 Ohms for 10% THD (@
7.2 V DC)
|RF Power Output:
||5W (@ 13.8 V EXT DC Input)
5W (@ 7.2V, 50 MHz/144MHz)
4.5W (@ 7.2 V 430 MHz)
||At least 60 dB down
||2 k Ohm
|Specifications are subject to change without
notice, and are guaranteed within amateur bands only.
ranges and repeater shift may vary according to transceiver version world-wide; check your
* German and Austrian version inhibits 50 MHz transmission