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Yaesu VX-110 Operating Manual

Yaesu vx-110 vhf/uhf handheld: operating manual.

 
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YAESU MUSEN CO., LTD.
4-8-8 Nakameguro, Meguro-Ku, Tokyo 153-8644, Japan
YAESU U.S.A.
17210 Edwards Rd., Cerritos, CA 90703, U.S.A.
YAESU EUROPE B.V.
P.O. Box 75525 1118 ZN, Schiphol, The Netherlands
YAESU UK LTD.
Unit 12, Sun Valley Business Park, Winnall Close
Winchester, Hampshire, SO23 0LB, U.K.
YAESU GERMANY GmbH
Am Kronberger Hang 2, D-65824 Schwalbach, Germany
YAESU HK LTD.
11th Floor Tsim Sha Tsui Centre, 66 Mody Rd.,
Tsim Sha Tsui East, Kowloon, Hong Kong

Summary of Contents

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    PERATING ANUAL YAESU MUSEN CO., LTD. 4-8-8 Nakameguro, Meguro-Ku, Tokyo 153-8644, Japan YAESU U.S.A. 17210 Edwards Rd., Cerritos, CA 90703, U.S.A. YAESU EUROPE B.V. P.O. Box 75525 1118 ZN, Schiphol, The Netherlands YAESU UK LTD. Unit 12, Sun Valley Business Park, Winnall Close Winchester, Hampshire, SO23 0LB, U.K.

  • Page 2: Table Of Contents

    Introduction ... 1 Controls & Connectors ... 2 Accessories & Options ... 3 Basic Operation ... 4 Battery Pack Installation and Removal ... 4 Antenna Installation ... 5 Switching Power ON and OFF ... 6 Adjusting the Volume Level ... 6 Squelch Setup ...

  • Page 3: Introduction, Controls & Connectors

    Introduction The VX-110 is an ultra compact FM hand-held providing up to five watts of RF power and a wealth of new features for the 2m amateur band. The VX-110 has rubber gasket seals around all external controls and connectors keep out dust and rain or spray, assuring years of reliable operation even in harsh environments.

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    Battery Pack Latch S- and TX Power Meter LOW Power BUSY/TX Indicator Lamp DIAL Rotary Selector SQL Control MIC/SP Jack EXT DC Speaker Keypad Digital Coded Squelch Memory Skip BELL Frequency Auto Power OFF Active LOCK Feature Active VX-110 O PERATING ANUAL...

  • Page 5: Accessories & Options

    Cloning Cable Availability of accessories may vary: some accessories are supplied as standard per local regulations and requirements, others may be unavailable in some regions. Check with your Yaesu dealer for additions to the above list. VX-110 O PERATING ANUAL Accessories &...

  • Page 6: Basic Operation

    If only 12 ~ 16 Volt DC power is available, the optional E-DC-5B (with its cigarette lighter plug) or E-DC-6 DC Adapter may also be used for charging the battery. The optional FNB-V57 high-capacity battery can not be charged using the NC-72; please use the optional CD-16. VX-110 O PERATING ANUAL...

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    VX-110 to resist intermodulation-type interference. The installation of a suitable 144-148 MHz bandpass filter in the coaxial line to a base station will usually eliminate such interference, if encountered.

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    If using a version “B” (in Europe), press the T-CALL switch (just below the PTT switch) to transmit a 1750 Hz tone to access repeat- ers that require it. OWER N AND OLUME EVEL QUELCH ETUP RANSMITTING VX-110 O PERATING ANUAL...

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    Make sure the keypad is unlocked, and press the [ M/V ( SET ) ] button, if necessary, to select the VFO mode. You have several ways to tune the VX-110: in selectable channel steps or 1 MHz steps with the [ ] / [ ] keys; and the DIAL knob.

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    Basic Operation The ARS (Automatic Repeater Shift) feature in the VX-110 provides repeater shift of the transmit frequency whenever you are tuned to a standard repeater subband (see diagram below). When enabled, a small “–” or “+” will be displayed in the upper left-hand corner of the display, signifying that repeater shift is active, and closing the push-to-talk switch changes the display to the (shifted) transmit frequency.

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    In order to prevent accidental frequency change or inadvertent transmission, various as- pects of the VX-110’s keys and switches may be locked out. The possible lockout combi- nations are: Just the front panel keys are locked out...

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    Advanced Operation ECEIVE An important feature of the VX-110 is its Receive Battery Saver, which “puts the radio to sleep” for a time interval, periodically “waking it up” to check for activity. This feature significantly reduces quiescent battery drain, and you may change the amount of “sleep”...

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    Press the [ F ] key to enable adjustment of this Menu item. Rotate the DIAL to set the BCLO feature to the “ON” position. Press the PTT key to save the new setting and resume normal operation. VX-110 O PERATING ANUAL...

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    Press the PTT key to save the new setting and exit to normal operation. HECKING THE The VX-110 is capable of measuring the current battery voltage. To do this: Press the [ F ] key, then press the [ M/V ( SET )] key to enter the Set mode.

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    Press the [ F ] key to enable changing of this Menu item. Rotate the DIAL to set the ANI function ON. When you have made your selection, press the PTT key to save the new setting and exit to normal operation. VX-110 O PERATING ANUAL Advanced Operation IMER ”).

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    Rotation of the DIAL in step to the “ ” icon. When “ active, which mutes your VX-110’s receiver until it receives a call from another radio sending out a matching CTCSS tone. This can help keep your radio quiet until a spe- cific call is received, which may be helpful while operating in congested areas.

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    CTCSS. The DCS Encoder/Decoder is built into your VX-110, and operation is very similar to that just described for CTCSS. Your repeater system may be configured for DCS;...

  • Page 18: Transmitting, Advanced Operation

    When you release the MONI key, Tone Scanning will resume after about a second. EARCH CANNING ” will appear on the display; in the case of DCS, ” Menu item (when TONE SQL is selected) or VX-110 O PERATING ANUAL...

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    CTCSS/DCS B During CTCSS Decode or DCS operation, you may set the VX-110 up such that a ringing “Bell” sound alerts you to the fact that a call is coming in. Here is the procedure for activat- ing the Bell will ring in accordance with this programming.

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    Memory Operation The VX-110 provides a wide variety of memory system resources. These include: 209 “Standard” memory channels, numbered “ ” through “ “ ” and “ ” ~ “ A Home channel, allowing storage and quick recall of one prime frequency.

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    Press the [ F ] key to enable changing of this Menu item. Rotate the DIAL to set the “ When you have made your selection, press the PTT key to save the new setting and exit to normal operation. VX-110 O PERATING ANUAL Memory Operation...

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    Press and hold the [ PTT ] and [ LAMP ] key while turning the radio on. Rotate the DIAL to select “ Press the [ F ] key momentarily to initialize the radio. Repeat the previous step to return to normal operation. ASKING EMORIES EMORY ”. VX-110 O PERATING ANUAL...

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    The VX-110 allows you to scan just the memory channels, the operating band, or a portion of that band. It will halt on signals encountered, so you can talk to the station(s) on that frequency, if you like. Scanning operation is basically the same in each of the above modes. Before you begin, take a moment to select the way in which you would like the scanner to resume scanning after it halts on a signal.

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    DIAL in the MR mode). UTOMATIC The VX-110 will automatically illuminate the LCD Lamp whenever the scanner stops on a signal (the default condition for this feature is “ON”). The procedure for disabling the Scan Lamp is: Press the [ F ] key, then press the [ M/V ( SET ) ] key, to enter the Set mode.

  • Page 25: Disabling The Key Pad Beeper

    The VX-110 will automatically “beep” when a band edge is encountered during scanning (either in standard VFO scanning). You may disable this feature, if it is annoying, without disabling the keypad beeper (the default condition for this feature is “ON”.

  • Page 26: Memory Recall, Scanning, Smart Search Operation

    To return to normal operation, press the [ M/V ( SET )] key. RIORITY The VX-110 scanning features include a two-channel scanning capability which allows you to operate on a VFO or Memory channel, while periodically checking a user-select- able Priority Channel for activity.

  • Page 27: Dtmf Operation

    Press the [ REV ( DTMF ) ] key to begin sending the DTMF string. Once the string be- gins, you may release the PTT key, as the transmitter will be held “on the air” until the DTMF string is completed. VX-110 O PERATING ANUAL...

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    Press the [ F ] key again to exit ARTS operation and resume normal functioning of the transceiver. ” as op- ” in which ” indication. ARTS S ETUP AND ”). ” display on the LCD. ARTS opera- Operation PERATION VX-110 O PERATING ” to ANUAL...

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    Here’s how to program the CW Identifier: Press the [ F ] key, then press the [ M/V ( SET ) ] key, to enter the Set mode. Rotate the DIAL to select Menu #27 (“ VX-110 O PERATING ANUAL OLLING ”).

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    Press the [ F ] key to enable changing of this Menu item. Rotate the DIAL to set the CW ID function ON. When you have made your selection, press the PTT key to save the new setting and exit to normal operation. Operation ”). VX-110 O PERATING ANUAL...

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    Interface of Packet TNCs & Reset The VX-110 may be used for Packet operation, using the optional CT-44 microphone adapter (available from your Yaesu dealer) for easy interconnection to commonly-avail- able connectors wired to your TNC. You may also build your own cable using a four- conductor miniature phone plug, per the diagram below.

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    The VX-110 includes a convenient “Clone” feature, which allows the memory and con- figuration data from one transceiver to be transferred to another VX-110. This can be particularly useful when configuring a number of transceivers for a public service opera- tion.

  • Page 33: Dtmf Autodialer, Arts Operation, Set Mode

    The VX-110 Set (Menu) mode is easy to activate and set. Use the following procedure: Press the [ F ] key, then press the [ M/V ( SET ) ] key, to activate the Set mode. Turn the DIAL to select the Menu item number to be adjusted.

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    Default: ON Set Item 8 [ RX SAVE ] Function: Select the Receive-mode Battery Saver interval (“Sleep” ratio). Available Values: OFF/200ms(1:1)/300ms(1:1.5)/500ms(1:2.5)/1s(1:5)/2s(1:10) Default: 200ms(1:1) Function Set Mode Details VX-110 O Available Values Default – – ON/OFF – Depends on the transceiver version...

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    Set Item 16 [ EDGE BP ] Function: Enable/disable the Band-edge beeper while scanning. Available Values: ON/OFF Default: ON Set Item 17 [ BELL ] Function: Select the number of CTCSS Bell ringer repetitions. Available Values: OFF/1/3/5/8/REPEAT Default: OFF VX-110 O PERATING ANUAL...

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    This function is only used to move a spurious response “birdie” should it fall on a desired frequency. Set Item 23 [ SQL TYP ] Function: Select the Tone Encoder and/or Decoder mode. Available Values: OFF/T/TSQ/DCS Default: OFF CTCSS Encoder TSQ: CTCSS Encoder/Decoder DCS: Digital Coded Squelch Encoder/Decoder VX-110 O PERATING ANUAL...

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    31 channels are not filled after the first sweep, the radio continues sweeping until they are all filled. Set Item 30 [ LK MODE ] Function: Select the Control Locking lockout combination. Available Values: KEY/DIAL/K+D(KEY+DIAL)/PTT/K+P(KEY+PTT)/ D+P(DIAL+PTT)/ALL Default: KEY VX-110 O PERATING ANUAL Set Mode...

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    In this mode, press the [ F ] key, then press the PTT key, to exit to normal operation. Set Item 36 [ SKIP ] Function: Enable/disable skipping of a memory during scanning. Available Values: ON/OFF Default: OFF (Scanner stops when the channel is busy) VX-110 O PERATING ANUAL...

  • Page 39: Specifications

    Burst tone: Specifications may be subject to change without notice or obligation. 1. Changes or modifications to this device not expressly approved by Yaesu Musen could void the user’s authorization to operate this device. 2. This device complies with part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the following two conditions;...

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    Copyright 1999 Yaesu Musen Co., Ltd. All rights reserved. Printed in Japan 0001B-AS No portion of this manual may be reproduced without the permission of Yaesu Musen Co., Ltd.

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