Panel Up/Down Buttons
Press the large UP ( p ) and
DOWN ( q ) buttons below the key-
pad to step around the band in
100-kHz steps, and then tune around the band a bit
with the tuning knob.
If the "FAST" icon appears on the display, pressing
these buttons will cause stepping in 1 MHz increments.
Microphone Up/Dwn Buttons
If your microphone has UP and DWN buttons, (such
) you can press them momentarily to
as the MH-31
tune in 10-Hz steps, or hold them to start VFO scan-
ning. If it has a FST button, you can use it to duplicate
the function of the [ FAST ] key on the transceiver front
VFO Channel Stepping
This feature utilizes the VRF/MEM
CH knob at the upper right corner, and
is unique because it allows
"channellizing" the VFO for quick, yet
precise, frequency navigation. For ex-
ample, setting this feature to 1 kHz pro-
vides an easy wasy of steping around an SSB band,
looking for activity. Many bands such as AM broad-
cast, HF maritime, aeronautical, and citizen's band in-
corporate assigned channels using discrete frequency
steps. By configuring this feature for the service in in-
terest, you can hop from one channel to the next with-
out having to zero in (manually) each station's signal
with the VFO knob.
To enable operation using the VFO Step feature, it
first must be enabled by press and holding the VRF/
MEM CH knob for ½ second.
Once enabled, rotating VRF/MEM CH knob as you
would to tune a channelized FM rig. While VFO chan-
nel stepping is enabled, "- - - -" appears in the channel
number display, until the knob is pressed in again to
disable channel stepping. Channel stepping is config-
ured by menu selection 1-5 on page 99; also see Gen-
eral Coverage Reception.
To disable the VFO Step feature, just press the VRF/
MEM CH knob momentarily.
MARK-V FT-1000MP Operating Manual
Display Mode - By default, switching to and from
CW, PKT or RTTY modes causes the display to
change by the amount of offset selected by the CW
PITCH (page 56), RTTY, and PKT tone & offset
configurations (pages 15 and 16). If you prefer the
display to remain unchanged when switching
modes, this can be done by setting menu selection
3-0 to BFO (carrier) display on page 100. However,
the actual carrier offsets configured by the menu
selections, relative to the display and IF bandpass
are unaffected, regardless of the setting for menu
selection 3-0 .
Display Resolution - Although the MARK-V FT-
1000MP DDS (Direct Digital Synthesizer) tunes in
frequency increments as small as .625 Hz, display
resolution is limited to 10 Hz. The 10 Hz and 100
Hz digits display can be turned off, as desired, if
smaller frequency resolution is not needed (tuning
steps are not affected).
Select the desired display resolution via menu se-
lection 3-1 on page 100.
VFO & Panel Locking Schemes
The locking scheme for the MAIN VFO-A [ LOCK ]
button offers three choices. By default, pressing
the [ LOCK ] button so that "LOCK" appears only
disables the tuning knob (it still turns, but does noth-
ing). However, it can disable all front panel keys,
or else all except the primary function keys. To se-
lect the locking scheme, recall menu function 8-1 ,
as shown on page 104.
Important! - Holding the [ LOCK ] button without
releasing it activates the dual VFO tracking fea-
ture, which is discussed later in the chapter.