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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

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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-150 is an ultra compact FM hand-held providing up to five watts of RF power and a wealth of convenient features for the 2m amateur band. The VX-150 has rubber gasket seals around all external controls and connectors to help keep out dust and rain or spray, assuring years of reliable operation even in harsh environments.

  • Page 4: Product View/controls/connectors

    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 DTMF Memory Mode Memory Skip BELL Frequency Auto Power OFF Active LOCK Feature Active VX-150 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-150 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-150 O PERATING ANUAL...

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    VX-150 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 “B” version (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-150 O PERATING ANUAL...

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    Press the [ VFO ( PRI ) ] button, if necessary, to select the VFO mode. The VX-150 has two VFOs, labeled “A” and “B,” either of which can be used for all of the procedures described in this manual. You can change VFOs with the [ VFO ( PRI ) ] button at any time.

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    Basic Operation The ARS (Automatic Repeater Shift) feature in the VX-150 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-150’s keys and switches may be locked out. The possible lockout combi- nations are: Just the front panel keys are locked out...

  • Page 12: Transmitting, Advanced Operation

    See page 18. ECEIVE An important feature of the VX-150 is its Receive Battery Saver, which “puts the radio to sleep” for a time interval, periodically “waking it up” to check for activity. If somebody is talking on the channel, the VX-150 will remain in the “active” mode, then resume its “sleep”...

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    (normal) Battery Saver operation. The VX-150 also includes a useful Transmit Battery Saver, which will automatically lower the power output level when the last signal received was very strong. With the Transmit Battery Saver, the automatic selection of Low Power operation conserves battery drain significantly.

  • Page 14: Disabling The Busy/tx Led

    HECKING THE The VX-150 is capable of measuring the current battery voltage. Press the [ F ] key, then press the [ 0 ( SET )] key to enter the Set mode. Rotate the DIAL to select Menu Item #37 (“...

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    ROGRAMMING THE Default VX-150 set mode have been assigned (at the factory) to the [ 7 ( P1 )] and [ 8 ( P2 )] keys. These may be changed by the user, if you wish to define another set mode for a keys.

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    When you have made your selection, press the PTT key to save the new setting and exit to normal operation. ( 1750 Hz ) ALLING ” on the display. UTOMATIC UMBER ”). ”). ” switch instead. To change the ”). DENTIFICATION VX-150 O PERATING ANUAL...

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    Rotation of the DIAL in step to the “ ” icon. When “ active, which mutes your VX-150’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-150, and operation is very similar to that just described for CTCSS. Your repeater system may be configured for DCS;...

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    CTCSS/DCS B During CTCSS Decode or DCS operation, you may set the VX-150 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.

  • Page 20: Memory Operation

    Memory Operation The VX-150 provides a wide variety of memory system resources. These include: 199 “Standard” memory channels, numbered “ ” through “ A Home channel, allowing storage and quick recall of one prime frequency. Five sets of band-edge memories also known as “Programming Memory Scan” chan- nels, labeled “...

  • Page 21

    Once you have recalled a particular memory channel, you may easily tune off that channel, as though you were in the “VFO” mode. With the VX-150 in the “ channel. Now press the [ MR ( SKIP ) ] key momentarily. The “...

  • Page 22

    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-150 O PERATING ANUAL...

  • Page 23

    The VX-150 allows you to scan just the memory channels, the entire 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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    Note: Five pairs of Band Limit memories, labeled EMORY CANNING HANNEL URING IMIT EMORY ” label will be blinking in the left-hand frequency EMORY PERATION ( PMS ) (the “ ” designates the Up- through are available. VX-150 O PERATING ANUAL...

  • Page 25: Disabling The Key Pad Beeper

    UTOMATIC The VX-150 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 [ 0 ( SET )] key, to enter the Set mode.

  • Page 26: Memory Recall, Scanning, Smart Search Operation, Setting The Smart Search Mode, Storing Smart Search Memories

    Press the [ F ] key, then press the [ ] or [ ] key to begin the Smart Search scanning. RIORITY The VX-150 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

    Press the [ F ] key, then press and hold in the [ VFO ( PRI ) ] key. The VX-150 will now periodically change from the VFO-A frequency to the VFO-B fre- quency, checking for activity on VFO-B for 0.2 second.

  • Page 28: Dtmf Operation, Dtmf Autodialer, To Send The Telephone Number

    DTMF Operation The VX-150’s 16-button keypad allows easy DTMF dialing for Autopatch or repeater control purposes. Besides numerical digits [ 0 ] through [ 9 ] , the keypad includes the [ ] and [ # ] digits, plus the [ A ] , [ B ] , [ C ] , and [ D ] tones often used for repeater control.

  • Page 29: Arts Operation

    Press the [ F ] key, then press the [ 0 ( SET ) ] key to enter the Set mode. Rotate the DIAL to select Menu Item #13 (“ Press the [ F ] key twice to active the ARTS operation. VX-150 O PERATING ANUAL ”...

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    Press the [ F ] key, then press the [ 0 ( SET ) ] key, to enter the Set mode. Rotate the DIAL to select Menu #29 (“ Press the [ F ] key to enable changing of this Menu item. OLLING ”). LERT ”). CW I DENTIFIER ETUP ”). VX-150 O Operation PTIONS PTIONS PERATING ANUAL...

  • Page 31: To Activate The Cw Identifier

    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. VX-150 O PERATING ANUAL Operation...

  • Page 32: Interface Of Packet Tncs, Reset

    Interface of Packet TNCs & Reset The VX-150 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.

  • Page 33: Cloning

    The VX-150 includes a convenient “Clone” feature, which allows the memory and con- figuration data from one transceiver to be transferred to another VX-150. This can be particularly useful when configuring a number of transceivers for a public service opera- tion.

  • Page 34: Set Mode

    Set Mode The VX-150 Set (Menu) mode is easy to activate and set. Use the following procedure: Press the [ F ] key, then press the [ 0 ( SET ) ] key, to activate the Set mode. Turn the DIAL to select the Menu item number to be adjusted.

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    Available Values: 5/10/12.5/15/20/25/50 kHz Default: Depends on the transceiver version. Set Item 7 [ RESUME ] Function: Select the Scan Resume mode. Available Values: 5 SEC/BUSY/HOLD Default: 5 SEC VX-150 O PERATING ANUAL Function Set Mode Details Set Mode Available Values...

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    Set Item 15 [ AR ITVL ] Function: Select the Polling Interval during ARTS operation. Available Values: 15 SEC/25 SEC Default: 15 SEC Set Item 16 [ KEY BP ] Function: Enable/disable the Keypad beeper. Available Values: ON/OFF Default: ON VX-150 O PERATING ANUAL...

  • Page 37

    Function: Set the TOT (Time-Out Timer) time. Available Values: OFF/1 min/2.5 min/5 min/10 min Default: OFF Set Item 23 [ BCLO ] Function: Enable/disable the Busy Channel Lock-Out feature. Available Values: ON/OFF Default: OFF VX-150 O PERATING ANUAL Set Mode...

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    Set Item 29 [ CW ID ] Function: Program and activate the CW Identifier (used during ARTS operation). See page 28 for details. Set Item 30 [ S SRCH ] Function: Activate the Smart Search feature. See page 23 for details. VX-150 O PERATING ANUAL...

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    See page 14 for details. Set Item 37 [ BATT ] Function: Indication of the Supply Voltage. In this mode, press the [ F ] key, then press the PTT key, to exit to normal operation. VX-150 O PERATING ANUAL Set Mode...

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    Set Mode Set Item 38 [ SKIP ] Function: Enable/disable skipping of a memory during scanning. Available Values: ON/OFF Default: OFF (Scanner stops when the channel is busy) VX-150 O PERATING ANUAL...

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    Notes VX-150 O PERATING ANUAL...

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    Notes VX-150 O PERATING ANUAL...

  • Page 43: 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 0001C-AS No portion of this manual may be reproduced without the permission of Yaesu Musen Co., Ltd.

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  • randi Jan 14, 2016 10:12:
    saya punya yaesu vx 150..tapi squil bunyi terus biarpun sudah di kecilkan tetap tidak bisa hilang suara brisiknya.​mohon infonya.te​rimakasih.
  • Willemin Aug 29, 2015 01:35:
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