Vertex Standard VXA

USA version
•Air Band (108 MHz – 137 MHz) including NAV (108 MHz – 118 MHz) •Rugged Magnesium Die-Cast Construction
AM 5 W P.E.P. (1.5 W Carrier)
•IPX7 Submersible (3 ft. 30 minutes)
•Wide-Band FM Broadcast Receive 88 MHz –108 MHz
•US BRS Band Reception with CTCSS/DCS Decoder •Long-Life Lithium-Ion Battery included
•NOAA Weather Channel Receive with NOAA Severe
•RX Battery Saver Mode
Weather Alert
•160 Memories with Pre-programmed BOOK Memories
•Multi-Color Strobe LED for Status Indication and
Emergency Light in Dark
•VOR Navigation Display
•Back-lit Keypad and Display with Dimmer
•One-Touch Emergency Frequency Access (121.5 MHz)
Actual Size
Air Band
(108 MHz – 137 MHz)
including NAV (108 MHz – 118 MHz)
AM 5 W P.E.P. (1.5 W Carrier)
FM Broadcast
Wide-Band Receive
88 MHz – 108 MHz
US BRS Band Reception
with CTCSS/DCS Decoder
Weather Channel Receive
with NOAA Severe
Weather Alert
Air Band Operation, VOR Navigation, FM
Broadcast. and US BRS Band Receiption
The multiple capabilities of the VXA-710 Spirit yield
unmatched operating and monitoring opportunities
for the owner on the go! Besides full voice transmit
and receive operation on the Air Band, the VXA-710
Spirit also provides extensive VOR and CDI Navigation
tools, along with convenient reception of the FM
Broadcast band during down time. And you get the
additional monitoring excitement afforded by receiver
coverage of the Business Radio Service (BRS) band,
a YAESU exclusive!
160 Memory Channels
(Incl. Pre-programmed "Book" Memories)
The extensive Memory system of the VXA-710
includes 70 "Main" memories, plus ninety preprogrammed "Book" memories, for quick and easy
recall of often-used frequencies. The memories may
be labeled with a title, for quick recognition.
Submersible (IPX7)
The VXA-710's case, speaker enclosure, and controls
are carefully sealed against water ingress, allowing
the transceiver to be specified for protection against
water ingress per IPX7 specifications (immersion to
3 feet/1 m for 30 minutes). So you need not fear
using your VXA-710 during severe weather.
Rugged Magnesium Die-Cast Construction
The unmatched ruggedness of the VXA-710 is coupled
with ultra-light weight,
thanks to the die-cast
magnesium case and
chassis construction.
Rubber bumpers on
the bottom corners
of the case protect it
against damage from
Magnesium case with rubber
every-day bumps and Rugged
bumpers and gaskets.
Supplied Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery
The VXA-710 is supplied with a super-long-life 7.4
V, 1500 mAh Lithium-Ion Battery Pack (FNB-80LI),
providing many hours of operation and reliable
charging without the "memory" effects that can
plague other battery types. With the optional CD-15A
Charging Stand and PA-48B/C AC Adapter, the
FNB-80LI may be charged in as little as 2.5 hours,
so you'll quickly be ready for more operating action!
And the optional FBA-23 Alkaline Battery Case will
accept two "AA" batteries (not supplied) for lowpower emergency operation. The VXA-710's EXT
DC jack will also accept 12 Volts from the PA-48B/C
directly (RX only), or from an external power supply.
Receive Battery Saver
This feature helps maximize battery life by deenergizing the receiver section during periods of no
activity, waking the receiver up at user-selected
intervals to sample for channel activity. If no activity
NAV BAND (108.0000 - 117.9750 MHz)
(118.0000 - 136.9750 MHz)
COURSE Indicator
"TO"- "FROM" Flag Indicator
is detected, the Spirit goes back into its "sleep" mode.
Current consumption is significantly reduced, thereby
maximizing battery life. This feature is only found
on Vertex Standard Airband Transceivers.
Multi-Color Strobe LED Status Indicator
Among the more innovative features introduced in
the VXA-710 is the full-color Strobe LED, which
provides indication of a number
of transceiver status items using
different colors. Different colors
may be selected for each of the
above conditions, and a total of
256 color shades are available,
for customizing the colors just
the way you like them.
COURSE Indicator
COURSE Deviation Needle
OVERFLOW Indicator
"TO"- "FROM" Flag Indicator
continuously, or only for a few seconds after a key
is pressed. You can even turn the "Busy" Strobe off,
for additional battery conservation.
One Touch Emergency Frequency Access
For lightning-fast access to the 121.5 MHz Emergency
Frequency, a dedicated key on the front panel assures
you of no delays in summoning help in an emergency.
The channel configurations can be easily re-programmed
in minutes using the optional PC Programming cable
(CT-29+CT-97), software (CE75) and your PC. As
your operating needs change, you can quickly reprogram your Spirit with the important frequency
data you need.
CTCSS and DCS Decode in BRS Band
Dot Matrix Display
No Airband hand-held transceiver has a display that even
compares to the VXA-710's 132 x 64 dot matrix display.
Providing clear, easy-to-read indication of frequency
and Navigation data alike, the VXA-710's display
includes an unparalleled array of graphical and pictorial
tools that make operation a breeze.
The Spirit can receive all 10 NOAA weather broadcast
frequencies. The Automatic Active Weather Channel
Locator (a Vertex Standard exclusive) automatically
scans for active NOAA weather stations in your area
when WX band is selected.
NOAA "Severe Weather" Alert
The VXA-710 includes a special feature that sounds
an alarm when the special "Severe Weather" alert tone
is received from a Weather Broadcast station. This warns
you of potentially life-threatening flying conditions.
Backlit Keypad and Display with Dimmer
The front panel's keypad and LCD are illuminated in
Vertex Standard's renowned
Omni-Glow™ amber hue, for
excellent visibility and minimal
impact on your night vision. The
Omni-Glow™ display/key illumination
may be configured in a number of
battery-saving ways. Both Brightness
and Contrast are adjustable. You
can set the illumination to appear
Frequency Range:
TX 118.000 - 136.975 MHz (COM Band),
RX 88.000 - 108.000MHz (FM BC Band),
108.000 - 117.975 MHz (NAV Band),
118.000 - 136.975 MHz (COM Band),
151.5125 - 158.400MHz (BRS Channels),
Weather Channel (WX-01 - WX-10)
Channel Spacing:
5/10/12.5/15/20/25/50/100 kHz
Emission Type:
Supply Voltage:
4.5 - 15.0 VDC
Current Consumption (approx.): 250 μA (Power off),
35 mA (Battery saver on, save ratio 1:5),
60 mA (Squelch on), 180 mA (Receive).
1.7 A/950 mA/650 mA/400 mA
(Transmit FM: 5W/2.5W/1W/0.3W @ 7.4V)
800 mA (Transmit AM: 1.5W Carrier @ 7.4V)
400 mA (Transmit AM: 0.3W Carrier @ 4.5V)
Temperature Range:
–22° F to +140° F (–30° C to +60° C)
Case Size (W x H x D): 2.36' x 3.78' x 1.12' (60 x 96 x 28.5 mm) w/FNB-80LI
Weight (approx.):
9.9 oz. (280 grams) with FNB-80LI, antenna
Circuit Type:
Double-conversion Superheterodyne
35.4 MHz & 450 kHz ( AM / NFM ),
45.65 MHz & 10.7MHz ( WFM )
88-108 MHz: < 2 μV
(for 12 dB SINAD with 1 kHz tone @ 22.5 kHz deviation)
108 MHz-136.975 MHz: < 1 μV
(for 6 dB S/N with 1 kHz tone @ 30 % modulation)
BRS-01-BRS-21: < 0.32 μV
(for 12 dB S/N with 1 kHz tone @ 3.5 kHz deviation)
WX-01 - WX-10: < 0.4 μV
(for 12 dB S/N with 1 kHz tone @ 3.5 kHz deviation)
AM/FM: < 8 kHz/–6 dB,
WFM: < 200 kHz/–6 dB
Adjacent Ch. Selectivity: AM/FM: > 25 kHz/–60 dB,
WFM: > 300 kHz/–20 dB
AF Output:
0.4W @ 8 Ohms, 10 % THD @13.8 V
Power Output:
Frequency Stability:
Modulation System:
Spurious Emission:
Int. Microphone Type:
Ext. Mic. Impedance:
118 MHz-136.975 MHz:
AM: 5.0 W (PEP),
1.5 W (Carrier Power) @ 7.4 V
Better than ±2.5 ppm
[–22° F to +140° F (–30° C to +60° C)]
AM: Low Level Modulation,
> 60 dB below carrier
150 Ohms
Specifications are subject to change without notice.
Supplied Accessories:
Speaker Microphone
2 x "AA" Cell Battery Case CD-15A
DC Cable
(batteries not supplied) Desktop Rapid Charger w/Noise Filter
DC Cable; plug and
wire only
Antenna Adapter
Li-ion Battery Pack(7.2 V, 1500mAh) FNB-80LI,
Battery Charger PA-48B/C*, Helical Antenna ATV-9,
Headset Cable CT-96, Antenna Adapter (SMA to BNC) CN-3,
Operating Manual, Warranty Card
About this brochure: We have made this brochure as comprehensive and factual as possible. We reserve the right, however, to make changes at any time in equipment, optional
accessories, specifications, model numbers, and availability. Precise frequency range may be different in some countries. Some accessories shown herein may not be available in some
countries. Some information may have been updated since the time of printing; please check with your Authorized Vertex Standard Dealer for complete details.
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2011.1003 NS (U) B9200633 Printed in Japan
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