NOTICES TO THE USER One or more of the following statements may be applicable: FCC WARNING This equipment generates or uses radio frequency energy. Changes or modifications to this equipment may cause harmful interference unless the modifications are expressly approved in the instruction manual.
CCD camera, and LCD monitor. You can enjoy SSTV anywhere just by making a single connection with your amateur radio. KENWOOD believes that this product will provide more fun in your outdoor ham activities. FEATURES This Communicator has the following main features: •...
DISPLAY CONTRAST CHANGE ... 13 MAINTENANCE GENERAL INFORMATION ... 14 SERVICE ... 14 SERVICE NOTE ... 14 CLEANING ... 14 TROUBLESHOOTING ... 15 APPENDIX VC-H1 DATA PORT PIN FUNCTIONS ... 16 CONNECTION DIAGRAM WITH TS-570 OR TS-870 ... 16 COMPUTER CONTROL ... 17 SPECIFICATIONS...
OFF the power immediately and remove the batteries from the product. When using AC power, also remove the AC adapter from an AC outlet. Contact your authorized KENWOOD dealer, customer service, or service station. CONVENTIONS FOLLOWED IN THIS MANUAL...
COM jack Connect a personal computer in which a dedicated program has been installed. For details, contact your authorized KENWOOD dealer, customer service, or service center. DC IN jack e e e e e Video output jack Connect an external monitor, if you prefer.
ATTACHING THE STRAP If you want, attach the provided strap to the bottom of the VC-H1. The strap can be used to hang the VC-H1 around your neck. Lock Unlock CONNECTING THE AC ADAPTER Use the provided AC adapter to connect the VC-H1 to an AC outlet if you want to use AC power.
Use the provided cable to connect the VC-H1 with a handy transceiver. Note: The VC-H1 functions as a speaker microphone only when connected with a handy transceiver. You need not switch ON the VC-H1. 1 Confirm that the power switches of both the VC-H1 and transceiver are OFF.
For details, contact your authorized KENWOOD dealer, customer service, or service center. In Fast FM mode, the VC-H1 does not output audio from the speaker while receiving an image, and does not function as a speaker microphone.
• To interrupt transmission, press [RX]. Note: While transmitting, do not place the VC-H1 and the connection cable close to the transceiver antenna. The image on the monitor may be distorted or erased.
94, and Fast FM, pressing [RX] allows you to receive the remaining portion. However, because of possible insufficient synchronization, the VC-H1 could show an inappropriate color of an image, or fail to receive an image even if the TX/RX indicator lights orange.
• When the channel is protected, its number on the monitor turns red. Note: When the protected memory channel is currently selected, the VC-H1 may still capture or receive an image to display on the monitor. However, the protected channel will not be used to store the newly displayed image.
SUPERIMPOSING A CALL SIGN The VC-H1 allows you to superimpose your call sign onto an image to be transmitted. You can enter up to 8 alphanumeric characters. 1 Press [MR]+[HOLD]+ POWER ON to switch the function ON (or OFF). • A window for entering digits appears when the function is switched ON.
• To interrupt transmission, press [RX]. Note: When in Auto Transmit mode, the VC-H1 does not receive images. When in Auto Transmit mode, you cannot perform key operations other than [S]+[TX]+ POWER ON and [RX].
You may return this product for service to the authorized KENWOOD dealer from whom you purchased it, or any authorized KENWOOD service center. Please do not send subassemblies or printed circuit boards. Send the complete product.
TROUBLESHOOTING The problems described in this table are commonly encountered operational malfunctions and are usually not caused by circuit failure. c t i s t i c i t y l l e l l y l t n i t n i l h t i g i l...
CONNECTION DIAGRAM WITH TS-570 OR TS-870 i t c Note: Pin 1 of the connector, which mates with the VC-H1 DATA port, can be identified with a triangle mark on the connector. Pin 1 is located just below the mark.
This, however, asks you to manually send ST commands to the VC-H1 through the computer. Note: Pin 1 of the connector, which mates with the VC-H1 DATA port, can be identified with a triangle mark on the connector. Pin 1 is located just below the mark.
Commands List q q q q q w w w w w e e e e e r r r r r t t t t t y y y y y Commands Format Note: Use capital letters to enter a command name. A STS command should consist of a command name, space, parameter, and [CR];...