144 MHz
FM TRANSCEIVER
FT-25R
FT-25E
Operating Manual
Contents
General Description............................................. 1
Features of the FT-25R/E................................. 1
About this manual............................................. 2
Downloading the “Advance Manual”................ 3
Accessories & Options........................................ 4
Supplied Accessories....................................... 4
Available Options............................................. 4
Safety Precautions (Be Sure to Read)................ 5
Control & Connections (Top & Front Panel).... 11
Controls & Connections (Side Panel)............... 12
Controls & Connections (LCD).......................... 13
Normal operation display................................ 13
The Set Mode and Preference Mode display.13
Display of features and settings..................... 14
Controls & Connections (Keypad).................... 15
Installation of Accessories................................ 16
Antenna Installation........................................ 16
Preparation of SBR-25LI Battery Pack........... 16
Installing the Battery Pack........................ 16
Removing the Battery Pack...................... 17
Attaching the Belt Clip.................................... 17
Charging the Battery Pack................................ 18
About Desktop charger lamp ......................... 18
Low Battery Indication.................................... 19
About Battery Indicator Icons................... 19
Approximate Operating Time and Remaining
Charge Level Indication........................... 19
Basic Operation.................................................. 20
Turn the Power ON and OFF......................... 20
Adjust the Audio Volume Level and Squelch
Setting............................................................ 20
Changing between VFO A and B.................... 20
FM Radio Broadcast Band Dual Watch.......... 20
Frequency Navigation.................................... 21
(1) Tuning Frequency............................... 21
(2) Direct Keypad Frequency Entry.......... 21
(3) Scanning............................................. 21
Transmission.................................................. 22
Changing the Transmit Power Level........ 22
Activating the Set Mode................................. 23
How to use the [P1]-[P4] keys........................ 23
(1) One touch recall of the preferred status. ................................................................. 23
(2) Set Mode Recall feature..................... 23
Preset Functions assigned to the [P1] to [P4]
keys.......................................................... 24
Setting the Preferred Operating Mode........... 24
Advanced Operation.......................................... 25
Turning the Keylock Feature ON and OFF..... 25
Change the key locking scheme.............. 25
Change the LCD and keypad back light setting...
....................................................................... 25
Disabling the Keypad and Scan Stop Beeper.26
Repeater Operation............................................ 27
Repeater Shifts............................................... 27
Automatic Repeater Shift (ARS)..................... 27
Manual Repeater Shift Setting....................... 28
Tone Calling (1750 Hz)................................... 29
Memory Mode..................................................... 30
Memory Storage............................................. 31
Memory Recall............................................... 32
Changing the memory label (tag) name......... 32
HOME Channel Memory Recall..................... 33
Changing the Home Channel Frequency.33
Memory Offset Tuning.................................... 33
Deleting Memories......................................... 34
Weather Broadcast Channels........................ 35
Severe Weather Alert............................... 35
Scanning............................................................. 36
Setting the Scan-Resume Technique....... 36
VFO Scanning................................................ 37
Manual VFO Scan.................................... 37
Programmed Mode (VFO) Scan.............. 37
Input Character/Symbol List.............................. 39
Set (Menu) Mode................................................. 40
Troubleshooting................................................. 44
The transceiver does not turn on............. 44
There is no sound.................................... 44
There is no transmission of radio waves..44
The keys or PTT do not respond.............. 44
The battery pack cannot be charged or
battery power depletes immediately after
charging................................................... 45
Specifications..................................................... 46
General.................................................... 46
Transmitter............................................... 46
Receiver................................................... 47
“AUTO” Mode Preset Operating Parameter..... 47
USA Version............................................. 47
Asian/European Version........................... 47
General Description
Features of the FT-25R/E
Congratulations on your purchase of the FT-25R/FT-25E Yaesu amateur
transceiver!
FT-25R/E is a FM transceiver, ruggedly constructed to meet commercial
specifications. It is packed with the following popular and valuable features
demanded by Amateur Radio operators around the world.
Long-Life Battery
Supplied 7.4 V 1,950 mAh lithium ion battery.
Optional 7.4 V 2,500 mAh lithium ion battery.
5 Watts of Reliable RF Power
RF Power Output 5.0 W (High) / 2.5 W (Middle) / 0.5 W (Low) (@7.4 V)
Four Quick Recall Keys (User Programmable) for Individual Preferences
Set Mode Recall feature and Quick Memory Feature.
Powerful Audio
Bridged Transless (BTL) amplifier provides One Full Watt of Audio for
operation in noisy environments.
Rugged Body Construction
IP54 Rating and MIL-STD-810-C, D, E certified.
Lockout Capabilities
Keypad/PTT Lockout.
Emergency Features
Emergency Operation (Alarm, SOS Flash and HOME channel display),
LED Flash light equipped.
FM Radio Broadcast Receiver Feature
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General Description
About this manual
This manual contains symbols and conventions to call attention to important
information.
Symbols
Description
This icon indicates cautions and alerts the user should be
aware of.
This icon indicates helpful notes, tips and information.
This icon indicates other pages containing relevant information.
This icon refers users to the FT-25R/E Advance Manual on
the YAESU Website containing relevant information.
•The settings of the transceiver at the time of purchase are referred to as the
“default” or “default setting”.
•The names of Set Mode items that are displayed on the LCD, and the
transceiver key names, are printed in bold characters in this manual.
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General Description
Downloading the “Advance Manual”
The Advance Manual provides detail information and features beyond the
scope and descriptions in this manual. Download the FT-25R/E Advance
Manual from the YAESU website and refer to it along with this Operating
Manual.
http://www.yaesu.com/
The features described in the FT-25R/E Advance Manual are below.
RF Squelch
Checking the Battery Voltage
Emergency Channel Operation
ARTS (Automatic Range Transponder
System)
VOX Operation (with earpiece mic or Basic ARTS Setup and Operation
Internal / External mic)
VFO Split Mode
DTMF Operation
Using the Squelch Feature
Miscellaneous Settings
Selecting the Squelch Type
Password
Setting CTCSS Tone frequency
Changing the Channel Steps
Setting DCS CODE number
TX Battery Saver
CTCSS/DCS/PAGER/ARTS Bell Opera- Disabling the TX/BUSY LED Indicator
tion
EPCS (Enhanced Paging & Code Automatic Power-Off (APO) Feature
Squelch)
Memory Bank Operation
Transmitter Time-Out Timer (TOT)
Memory Only Mode
Busy Channel Lock-Out (BCLO)
Scanning
Changing the TX deviation Level
Memory scanning
Voice Compander Feature
Weather Alert Scan
Inversion Scramble (Asian version
only)
Programmable (Band Limit) Memory Cloning
Scan (PMS)
“Priority Channel” Scanning
Set (Menu) Mode
Automatic Lamp Illumination on Scan
Stop
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Accessories & Options
Supplied Accessories
SBR-25LI
7.4V, 1,950 mAh
Rechargeable Li-Ion Battery Pack
SAD-20B*
AC Adapter (for USA model)
AC Adapter (for European / Asian model) SAD-20C/U*
AC Adapter (for Chinese model)SAD-20G*
SBH-22
Rapid Charger
SHB-18
Belt Clip
Antenna for VHF onlySRA-16N
(including FM Broadcast Radio)
Operating Manual
SBR-25LI/SBR-26LI Manual
Warranty Card
Available Options
SBR-25LI
7.4V, 1,950 mAh
Rechargeable Li-Ion Battery Pack
SBR-26LI
7.4V, 2,500 mAh
Rechargeable Li-Ion Large-Capacity
Battery Pack
SBH-22
Rapid Charger
SAD-20B*
AC Adapter (for USA model)
AC Adapter (for European / Asian model) SAD-20C/U*
AC Adapter (for Chinese model)SAD-20G*
SCU-35
Programming cable
SCU-36
Cloning Cable
SSM-512B
VOX Earpiece Microphone
*B: for 120 VAC, C: for 220-240 VAC, U: for 220-240 VAC w/BF plug, G: for
230 VAC
Availability of accessories may vary. Some accessories are supplied as
standard for specific local requirements, while others may be unavailable in
some regions. This product is designed to perform optimally when used with
genuine Yaesu accessories. Yaesu shall not be liable for any damage to this
product and/or accidents such as fire, leakage or explosion of a battery pack,
etc., caused by the malfunction of non-Yaesu accessories. Consult your Yaesu dealer for details regarding these and any newly-available options. Connection of any non-Yaesu-approved accessory, should it cause damage, may
void the Limited Warranty on this apparatus.
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Safety Precautions (Be Sure to Read)
Be sure to read these important precautions, and use
this product safely.
Yaesu is not liable for any failures or problems caused by the use or
misuse of this product by the purchaser or any third party. Also, Yaesu
is not liable for damages caused through the use of this product by
the purchaser or any third party, except in cases where ordered to
pay damages under the laws.
Types and meanings of marks
DANGER
This mark indicates an imminently hazardous
situation, which, if not avoided, could result in
death or serious injury.
WARNING
This mark indicates a potentially hazardous
situation, which, if not avoided, could result in
death or serious injury.
CAUTION
This mark indicates a potentially hazardous
situation, which, if not avoided, may result in
minor or moderate injury or only property damage.
Types and meanings of symbols
These symbols signify prohibited actions, which must not be
done to use this product safely. For example: indicates that
the product should not be disassembled.
These symbols signify required actions, which must be done to
use this product safely. For example,: indicates that the power plug should be disconnected.
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Safety Precautions (Be Sure to Read)
DANGER
Do not use this product in an
area where RF transmitters
are prohibited, e.g., inside of a
hospital, airplane, or train.
This product can affect electronic
or medical devices.
Do not use this product while
riding a bicycle or driving a
car. Accidents can result.
Be sure to stop the bicycle or car
at a safe place before using this
product.
Do not perform transmission
in a crowded place for the safety of persons using a medical
device such as a cardiac pacemaker.
The radio wave emitted from this
product can cause the medical
device to malfunction and result
in an accident.
Do not touch any material leaking from the LCD display with
bare hands.
The chemical may adhere to your
skin or enter your eye, and cause
chemical burns. In such a case,
consult the doctor immediately.
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Do not touch any material leaking from the battery pack with
bare hands.
The chemical that has stuck to
your skin or entered your eye can
cause chemical burns. In such a
case, consult the doctor immediately.
Do not use this product or the
battery charger anywhere inflammable gas is produced.
A fire or explosion can occur.
Do not solder or short-circuit
the terminals of the battery
pack.
A fire, leak, overheating, explosion, or ignition may result.
Do not carry the battery pack together with a necklace, hairpin, or
small metal objects. A short circuit
can result.
If thunder and lightening develop nearby when an external
antenna is used, immediately
turn this transceiver OFF, and
disconnect the external antenna from it.
A fire, electrical shock, or damage
may result.
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Safety Precautions (Be Sure to Read)
WARNING
Do not power this transceiver
with a voltage other than the
specified power supply voltage.
A fire, electric shock, or damage
may result.
Do not use the battery pack for
any model other than the specified transceiver.
A fire, leak, overheating, explosion, or ignition can result.
Do not make very long transmissions.
The main body of the transceiver
may overheat, resulting component failure or operator burns.
Do not disassemble or make
any alteration to this product.
An injury, electric shock, or failure
may result.
If smoke or a strange odor is
emitted from the main body,
battery pack, or battery charger,
immediately turn the transceiver
off; remove the battery pack,
and remove the power plug from
the outlet.
A fire, chemical leak, overheating, component damage, ignition,
or failure may result. Contact the
dealer from which you purchased
this product or Yaesu Amateur
Customer Support.
Do not use the battery pack
which is externally damaged or
deformed.
A fire, leak, heating, explosion, or
ignition can result.
Do not use any battery charger
which is not specified by Yaesu.
A fire or failure can result.
Keep the terminals of the battery pack clean.
If terminal contacts are dirty or
corroded, a fire, leak, overheating, explosion, or ignition can
result.
When transmitting, keep the
transceiver at least 5.0 mm (3/16
inch) away from your body.
Use only the supplied antenna.
Do not use modified or damaged
antennas.
Do not handle the battery pack
or charger with wet hands. Do
not insert or remove the power
plug with wet hands.
An injury, leak, fire, or failure may
result.
If charging of the battery pack
cannot be completed within the
specified charging time, immediately remove the power plug
of the battery charger from the
outlet.
A fire, leak, overheating, explosion,
or ignition can result.
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Safety Precautions (Be Sure to Read)
CAUTION
Do not dangle or throw the
transceiver by holding its antenna.
This may injure others and may
also result in damage and failure
of the transceiver.
Do not use the transceiver in a
crowded place.
The antenna may strike others
and result in a injury.
Do not place this transceiver in
direct sunlight or near a heater.
The case may be deformed or
discolored.
Do not place this transceiver in
a humid or dusty place.
A fire or failure may result.
While transmitting, keep the
antenna as far from you as
possible.
Long-time exposure to electromagnetic waves may have a negative impact on your health.
Do not wipe the case using
thinner and benzene etc.
Use only a soft, dry cloth to wipe
stains from the case.
If the transceiver will not be
used for an extended period,
turn it OFF and remove the battery pack for safety.
Do not drop, strike, or throw
the transceiver.
A failure or damage may result.
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Keep magnetic cards and video
tape away from the transceiver.
The data recorded on cash cards
or videotapes may be erased.
Charge the battery pack within
the temperature range from +5
°C to +35 °C (+41 °F to +95 °F).
Charging the battery pack outside
this temperature range can cause
leak, overheating, decrease in
performance, or reduction in service life can result.
When unplugging the power
cord of the battery charger, be
sure to hold the power plug.
Pulling the power cord can damage it and cause a fire or electronic shock.
Do not use the earpiece microphone, earphones, or headphones at an extremely high
volume level.
Hearing impairment can result.
Keep this product out of the
reach of children.
Injury to the child, or damage to
the transceiver may result.
Install the hand strap and belt
clip securely.
Improper installation may cause
the FT-25R/E to fall or drop, resulting in an injury or damage.
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Safety Precautions (Be Sure to Read)
CAUTION
Do not place a heavy object on
the power cord of the battery
charger.
The battery cord can be damaged, resulting in a fire or electric
shock.
When the battery charger is not
in use, remove its power plug
from the outlet.
Do not use the included battery
charger to charge any battery
pack which is not specified for
use with the charger.
A fire can result.
Before discarding a depleted
battery pack, affix tape or insulating covering to its terminals.
Do not operate the transceiver
near the TV or radio.
Radio disturbance can occur in
the transceiver, the TV, or the
radio.
Be sure to check with the manufacturer of any hybrid or fuel-saving automobile regarding
use of the transceiver in that
car.
Noise generated by an on board
electrical device (inverter, etc.)
can disrupt the normal operation
of the transceiver.
Do not use any products other
than the specified options and
accessories.
Failure or miss operation may
result.
This product has a waterproof structure and conforms
to “IP54” when the included
antenna and battery pack are
installed and rubber caps are
securely attached to the MIC/
SP jack. If this transceiver gets
wet, dry it with a soft cloth,
do not leave it exposed to the
moisture.
Exposure to excessive moisture
may degrade the transceiver performance, shorten its life, or cause
a failure or electrical shock.
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Safety Precautions (Be Sure to Read)
About Splash, Water, and Dust
Resistant Features Conforming to IP54
When the included antenna and battery pack are installed, and
the MIC/SP jack is securely covered with rubber caps, this product
is dust and splash resistant. To ensure continued Splash, Water,
and Dust Resistant Features be sure to check the following points
before each use.
r Check for damages, deterioration, and dirt.
Antenna rubber, key switch rubber, MIC/SP jack rubber cap, and battery pack
seals.
rCleaning
Wipe with a dry soft cloth.
When this product is contaminated with seawater, sand or dirt, clean it with a
soft damp cloth immediately.
r Recommended maintenance interval
To insure continued optimal performance, it is recommended that maintenance be performed annually, or when any damage or deterioration is found.
Note that the maintenance service is subject to fees.
rDo not pour or immerse this product in the following
liquids:
Sea, pool, hot spring, water containing soap, detergent, or bath additive, alcohol, or chemicals.
rDo not leave this product for an extended time in a very
humid location:
Bathroom, kitchen, or humid place.
r Other precautions
Do not remove the rubber cap from the battery pack, the MIC/SP jack when
water drops have accumulated on the transceiver, or when it is placed in a
wet environment. This may result in water penetrating the transceiver, and
causing equipment failure.
This product is not totally waterproof, and must never be immersed in water.
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Control & Connections (Top & Front Panel)
 Antenna Jack.........................................................................
16
Connect the supplied SMA male antenna (or another antenna presenting
a 50-Ohm impedance) here.
Advance Manual
‚ Emergency key...................................................
• Press this switch briefly to turn the LED Flash-Light.
• Press and hold it for three seconds to enable the Emergency Alarm
beep functions.
• Press the keypad F key, and then press this switch to blink the LED
Flash-Light for SOS.
ƒTX/BUSY Indicator Lamp.......................................................
20
PWR/VOL Knob.....................................................................
„
20
Speaker..................................................................................
…
20
This indicator glows green when the squelch opens, and it glows red
during transmit.
Turn this control clockwise to turn the transceiver ON and to increase the
volume. Counter-clockwise rotation into the click-stop will turn the transceiver OFF.
The internal speaker is located here.
Microphone............................................................................
†
22
The internal microphone is located here.
LED Flash-Light
‡
LCD (Liquid Crystal Display)................................................
ˆ
13
The display shows current operating condition.
Keypad...................................................................................
‰
15
These 18 keys select the important operating functions of the FT-25R/E.
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Controls & Connections (Side Panel)
 PTT switch
SP Jack

MIC Jack

 MONI/T.CALL key
 F key
PTT (Push To Talk) Switch...................................................
22
• Press this switch to transmit, and release it (to receive) after your transmission is completed.
• In the Set mode, press the PTT switch to save the new setting and return
to normal operation.
 MONI/T.CALL Key (Function is selectable from Set mode)
.....................................................................................................
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•USA/Asian Version:
Press this switch to open the squelch, and listen for very weak signals
near the background noise level.
•European Version:
Pressing this switch activates the T-CALL (1750 Hz) for repeater access.
F key......................................................................................
Press and hold this key to enter the Set Mode.
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SP Jack
This three-conductor miniature jack provides connection for an earpiece
microphone.
MIC Jack............................................................. Advance Manual
This three-conductor miniature jack provides connection for an earpiece
microphone and clone cable.
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Controls & Connections (LCD)
Normal operation display
1 2
3
4
5
Default Display Mode
FM Radio Broadcast Band
Dual Watch
1 VFO-A / VFO-B....................
20 4 Battery Indicator……………
2 S & PO Meter......................
FM Broadcast Band Frequency… 22 5
20
………………………………
19
3 Operating Frequency........
21
The Set Mode and Preference Mode display
6
7
Set Mode
6 Set Mode Menu..................
Preferred Operating Mode
23 7
Preferred Operating Mode.............
24
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Control & Connections (LCD)
Display of features and settings
10
11
13
v
8
28
27
26
25
9
12
14
15
16
v
v
v
v
24 23 22 21 20 19
8 Operating Mode
18 17
19 Memory Tag Name.........
31,32
Secondary Keypad Active...........
9
20 Weather Channel..............
.............................................
15
35
10 Repeater Shift Direction.....
27 21 Memory Bank ....................
30
Programmable Memory (Mode
11
22 Memory Mode....................
37
(VFO)) Scan......................
30
Skipped Memory Channel........ ....................
Advance Manual
12 Priority Channel...............
15 23
13 Squelch Operation...........
40 24 Home Channel...................
33
14 Scramble Feature*...........
40 25 TX Power Level Indicator....
22
15 DTMF Mode......................
40 26 Memory Offset Tuning.......
33
16 Keypad Lock ...................
25 27
Selecting ICON indicator.......... …
....................
Advance Manual
17 VOX Feature.....................
40 28
Memory (BANK) Channel Number................
Advance Manual
18
Automatic Power-Off Feature... ..........................................
40
* This feature is displayed depending on the transceiver version.
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Controls & Connections (Keypad)
Key
Primary Function
(PRESS Key)
Secondary Function
(PRESS F + Key)
Frequency entry digit “1”
―
Frequency entry digit “2”
―
Frequency entry digit “3”
―
―
Frequency entry digit “4”
―
―
Frequency entry digit “5”
―
―
Frequency entry digit “6”
―
Key Lock feature
Frequency entry digit “7”
―
―
Frequency entry digit “8”
―
―
Frequency entry digit “9”
―
―
―
―*1
Frequency entry digit “0”
recalls the stored or
assigned setting
HOME (Fixed
setting)
TX PWR (Fixed
setting)
DUAL WATCH
(Fixed setting)
Third Function
(Press and Hold Key)
Recalls the “Weather”
broadcast
channel bank
Activates the ARTS
feature
store or assign a
setting to the key
REV (Fixed setting)
recalls the Memory Mode and
activates the “Memory “Tune”
Mode while in the Memory
Mode.
Switches VFO A and VFO B
Activates the Priority function
Memory write mode
PMS(Program MemProgram Scan Setting
ory (Mode) Scan)
*1 : When entering a frequency from the keypad, there is a short-cut for
frequencies ending in zero - after the last non-zero digit, press and hold
the [0/SET] key to enter all the zeros at once.
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Installation of Accessories
Antenna Installation
The supplied antenna provides good results over the entire frequency range
of the transceiver. However, for enhanced reception on certain non-Amateur
frequencies, you may wish to connect an antenna designed specifically for that frequency
range, as the supplied antenna is necessarily
a compromise outside the Amateur bands,
and cannot be expected to provide high performance at all frequencies.
To install the supplied antenna, hold the bottom end of the antenna, then screw it onto the
mating connector on the transceiver until it is
snug. Do not over-tighten by using of extreme
force.
•N
ever transmit without having an antenna connected.
• When installing the supplied antenna, never hold the upper
part of the antenna while screwing it onto the mating connector on the transceiver.
• If using an external antenna for transmission, ensure that the
SWR presented to the transceiver is 1.5:1 or lower, to avoid
excessive feedline loss.
Preparation of SBR-25LI Battery Pack
The SBR-25LI is a high-performance Li-Ion battery providing long operating
time in a compact package. Under normal use, the SBR-25LI may be used
for approximately 300 charge cycles, after which operating time may be expected to decrease. When an old battery pack exhibits diminished capacity,
replace the pack with a new one.
Installing the Battery Pack
1. Insert the battery pack into the battery compartment on the back of the
transceiver().
2. Push the battery in until the battery
latch on the lower back side of the
transceiver clicks securely().
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Installation of Accessories
Removing the Battery Pack
To r e m o v e t h e b a t t e r y, t u r n t h e
transceiver OFF. While sliding the latch
in the direction of the arrow, as shown
in the illustration, slide the battery pack
downward and out of the transceiver.
Attaching the Belt Clip
Attach the belt clip on the back of
transceiver using the supplied screws
(two).
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Charging the Battery Pack
If the battery has never been used, or its charge is depleted, it may be
charged by placing the FT-25R/E in the SBH-22 Rapid Charger desktop cradle, connected with the SAD-20B/C/U/G AC adapter.
AC line outlet
DC jack
FT-25R/E / SBH-22 with SAD-20B
(Example of USA model)
A fully-discharged SBR-25LI Battery Pack will be charged completely in
about 3.5 hours (depending on the battery being charged). Disconnect the
SAD-20B/C/U/G from the DC jack and the AC line outlet.
• The SAD-20B/C/U/G is not designed to power the transceiver for operation (reception or transmission).
• Please be advised that the SAD-20B/C/U/G may contribute
noise to TV and radio reception in the immediate vicinity, so
we do not recommend its use adjacent to such devices.
• It takes about 4.5 hours to charge the SBR-26LI (optional).
About Desktop charger lamp
The battery charging status is indicated by the
desktop charger lamp, as shown in the below table:
Lamp Status
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Description
Red lighting
Charging
Green lighting
Charge Complete
Red blinking
Charge Error
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Charging the Battery Pack
Low Battery Indication
• As
the battery discharges during use, the
voltage will gradually become lower. When
the battery voltage is too low for reliable operation, the “ ” icon will blink on the LCD
display, indicating that the battery pack must
be recharged before further use.
• Avoid recharging Li-Ion batteries before the “ ” indicator is observed, as
this can degrade the charge capacity of your Li-Ion battery pack.
About Battery Indicator Icons
Battery charge indicator icons are shown below:
Icons
Description
Full battery power
Enough battery power
Low battery power
(w/blink)
charge (or replace) the
battery
Approximate Operating Time and Remaining Charge
Level Indication
Approximate operating time for the transceiver with the fully charged battery
pack is as follows.
Frequency Band
SBR-25LI
Amateur Band 144 MHz band Approx. 10.0 hours
FM Broadcast Band
Approx. 11.5 hours
SBR-26LI
Approx. 12.5 hours
Approx. 15.0 hours
Transmit 6 seconds; Receive 6 seconds; Stand by 48 seconds.
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Basic Operation
Turn the Power ON and OFF
•
Be sure the Battery Pack is installed, and is fully
charged. Connect the antenna to the top panel
Antenna jack.
• Rotate the PWR/VOL knob out of the clickstop to turn the transceiver ON. The current DC
supply voltage will be shown on the display for
two seconds. After the two second interval, the
display will commence the normal operating frequency indication.
• To turn the transceiver OFF, turn the PWR/VOL knob fully counter-clockwise into the click-stop position.
Adjust the Audio Volume Level and Squelch Setting
Rotate the PWR/VOL knob to adjust the receiver
volume. Listen to the open squelch background
noise to adjust the audio to a comfortable level.
1. To set the squelch level, press the F key and
then press the MONI/T.CALL key, to open the
SQ LEVEL set mode.
2. Press the [] or [] key to adjust to a level at
which the background noise is muted.
3. Press the PTT switch to save the squelch setting and return to normal
operation.
Changing between VFO A and B
•Press
the [#VFO] key repeatedly to toggle the
frequency control between the VFO A and B.
FM Radio Broadcast Band Dual Watch
1. Press the F key, and then press the [P3] key.
Both VFO A, and the FM broadcast radio frequencies are displayed on the LCD.
2. Within 10 seconds, press the [▲], [▼] keys, or use the keypad to tune to
the desired FM radio frequency. Then 10 seconds after tuning is completed,
press and hold the [▲] or [▼] key to begin upward or downward scanning.
3. To return to normal operation, press the F key, and then press the [P3]
key again.
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Frequency Navigation
The FT-25R/E will initially be operating in the “VFO” mode. The VFO permits
free tuning throughout the currently-selected operating band in designated
frequency steps (operating channels).
Three basic frequency navigation methods are provided on the FT-25R/E.
(1) Tuning Frequency
Pressing the [] key tunes the FT-25R/E toward a higher frequency, while
pressing the [] key will lower the operating frequency, in steps preprogrammed for the current operating band.
(2) Direct Keypad Frequency Entry
The operating frequency may be entered directly from the keypad by pressing the numbered digits on the keypad in the proper sequence.
Examples:
To enter 145.560 MHz, press [1]  [4]  [5]  [5]  [6]  [0]
To enter 145.000 MHz*, press [1]  [4]  [5]  [0]  [0]  [0]
*There is a short-cut to enter frequencies ending in zeros - after
the last non-zero digit, press and hold the [0/SET] key to enter the
remaining zeros.
(3) Scanning
Manual VFO Scan:
To manually initiate VFO scanning, press and hold
either the [] or [] key to begin upward or downward scanning, respectively.
Programmed Mode VFO Scan:
To begin scanning within a limited sub-band range
from the VFO mode, press and hold the [#VFO]
key to select the bandwidth for the Programmed
Mode (VFO) scanner. Then press the F key and
the [#VFO] key to start scanning.
(Manual VFO Scan)
(Programmed Mode
VFO Scan)
The scanner will stop when it receives a signal
strong enough to open the Squelch threshold.
The FT-25R/E will then hold on that frequency in accordance with the “RESUME” mode setting (Set Mode Item “25 RESUME”).
Press the PTT switch momentarily to cancel the scanning (this only stops the
scan; it does not cause a transmission to occur).
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The direction of the scan may not reverse while FT-25R/E is
scanning.
For more details on the scanning, see page 36.
Transmission
• To transmit, press the PTT switch, and speak into the front panel microphone (located in the lower left-hand corner of the speaker grille) in a normal voice level. The TX/BUSY indicator will glow red during transmission.
• To return to the receive mode, release the PTT switch.
• During transmit, the power level will be indicated relatively on the bar
graph at the bottom of the LCD. Full scale deflection confirms “High Power” operation. Five bars indicate “Medium Power” operation, while one bar
indicates “Low Power” operation. Additionally, while operating on the “Low
Power” or “Medium Power” setting, the “ ” icon or “ ” icon will appear
at the bottom-left of the display.
Changing the Transmit Power Level
To change the power level:
1. Press the F key and then press the [P2] key.
• The present TX power output level will appear on the display.
• To adjust the TX power in the Set Mode, press and hold the F key.
Then repeatedly press the [▲] or [▼] key to select Set Mode item “32 TX
PWR” and then press the F key.
2. Press the [▲] or [▼] key to select the desired power output level.
Available selections are “HI ” (5 W), “MID” (2.5 W), and “LOW” (0.5 W).
3. Press the PTT switch to save the new setting and return to normal operation.
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Activating the Set Mode
Use the following procedure to activate the Set Mode and configure the
transceiver parameters.
1. Press and hold the F key to enter the Set Mode.
2. Repeatedly press the [▲] or [▼] key to select the Set Mode Item to be
adjusted.
3. Press the F key momentarily to enable adjustment of the Set Mode Item.
4. Press the [▲] or [▼] key to adjust the level, or choose the parameter, of the
selected Set Mode Item.
5. After completing the selection and adjustment, press the PTT switch to
save the new setting and exit to normal operation.
How to use the [P1]-[P4] keys
[P1], [P2], [P3] and [P4] keys may be used for
the followings:
• One Touch Recall of a preferred setting
•
One Touch Recall of the Mode settings
Key
Store (Press and hold)
Recall (Press)
Store a preferred operating status or a Set Mode
Recall the stored operating status or the Set Mode
(1) One touch recall of the preferred status
1. To store a preferred setting, Press and hold one of the [P1], [P2], [P3] or
[P4] keys.
2. To recall a stored one touch preferred status, press the associated [P1],
[P2], [P3] or [P4] key.
(2) Set Mode Recall feature
1. Press and hold the F key to enter the Set Mode.
2. Press the [▲] or [▼] key to select the Set Mode Item you frequently use.
3. When the desired Set Mode item is displayed on the screen, press and
hold one of the [P1], [P2], [P3] or [P4] keys to store the Set Mode item.
4. To recall a stored one touch preferred Set Mode, press a [P1], [P2], [P3] or
[P4] key to recall the assigned Set Mode Item.
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Preset Functions assigned to the [P1] to [P4] keys
Press the F key, then press
the [P1], [P2], [P3] or [P4]
keys to recall the preset functions as listed in the table at
the right. These F key functions may not be changed.
Key
Function
F key +
HOME channel
F key +
TX PWR setting
F key +
DUAL WATCH ON/OFF
F key +
REV
Setting the Preferred Operating Mode
The following reset or preferred operating modes may be selected.
Display
F1:SET RESET
F2:MEM RESET
F3:BANK RESET
F4:ALL RESET
F5:MEM-ONLY
F6:VHF-ONLY
F7:FM-ONLY
F8:CLONE
Description
Reset the Set Mode settings to factory defaults.
Clear the Memory settings to factory defaults.
Clear the Memory Bank assignments.
Clear the All memories and other settings to factory
defaults.
Operation on the Memory mode only.
Operation on the VHF Band only.
Operation on the FM Radio Broadcast Band only.
Clone mode.
1. Turn the transceiver OFF.
2. Press and hold the MONI/T.CALL key and the PTT switch simultaneously,
while turning the radio ON.
3. When the LCD backlight comes on, release the MONI/T.CALL key and
PTT switch.
4. Referring to the above table, press the [▲] or
[▼] key to select the desired operating mode.
5. Press the F key momentarily to activate the selected operating mode.
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Advanced Operation
After becoming familiar with the basic operations of the FT-25R/E, you will
want to learn about some of the really handy operating and convenience features.
Turning the Keylock Feature ON and OFF
The FT-25R/E keypad may be locked to prevent accidental frequency
change or inadvertent transmissions,
1. Press and hold the [6] key to lock the keys and switches.
•The
icon will appear on the LCD display.
•To unlock, press and hold the [6] key again.
Change the key locking scheme
The following locking schemes may be selected.
Display
Description
KEY(default setting) Only the front panel keypad is locked out.
PTT
The PTT switch is locked out (TX not possible).
P+K
Both the PTT switch and the keypad are locked out.
1. Press and hold the F key to enter the Set Mode.
2. Press the [▲] or [▼] key to select Set Mode Item “15 KEY LOCK”.
3. Press the F key momentarily to enable adjustment of this Item.
4. Press the [▲] or [▼] key to choose one of the
above listed locking schemes.
5. Press the PTT switch to save the new setting and return to normal operation.
Change the LCD and keypad back light setting
Display
5secKEY (default setting)
10secKEY
30secKEY
CONT
OFF
Description
Keypad and LCD Lamp lights for 5sec.
Keypad and LCD Lamp lights for 10sec.
Keypad and LCD Lamp lights for 30sec.
Keypad and LCD Lamp lights continually.
Disable the Keypad and LCD Lamp function.
1. Press and hold the F key to enter the Set Mode.
2. Press the [▲] or [▼] key to select Set Mode item “16 LAMP”
3. Press the F key to enable adjustment of this Item.
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4. Press the [▲] or [▼] key to select one of the
modes described above.
5. Press the PTT switch to save the new setting and return to normal operation.
Disabling the Keypad and Scan Stop Beeper
An audible beep tone will sound when a keypad button is pressed, and also
when the receiver scanning stops. The beep tone operation may be changed
as shown in the below table:
Display
Description
The beeper sounds when a keypad button is
pressed.
The beeper sounds when a keypad button is
KEY+SC(default setting)
pressed, or when the receiver scanning stops.
OFF
The beeper does not sound.
KEY
Press and hold the F key to enter the Set Mode.
Press the [▲] or [▼] key to select Set Mode item “5 BEEP”
Press the F key to enable adjustment of this Item.
Press the [▲] or [▼] key to select “OFF”
Press the [▲] or [▼] key to select one of the
modes described above.
6. Press the PTT switch to save the new setting and return to normal operation.
7. To turn the beep back on again, select “KEY” or “KEY+SC (Default setting)”
in step 4 above.
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Repeater Operation
Repeater stations are often located on mountaintops or other high locations,
and provide a dramatic extension of the communication range for low-powered hand-held or mobile transceivers. The FT-25R/E includes a number of
features which make repeater operation simple and enjoyable.
Repeater Shifts
The transceiver has been configured at the factory for the repeater shifts
customary in the sales destination country. For the 144 MHz band the repeater shift will be 0.6 MHz.
Automatic Repeater Shift (ARS)
The FT-25R/E provides a convenient Automatic Repeater Shift feature, which
automatically applies the appropriate repeater frequency shift when tuning in
the repeater sub-bands of the designated country. The ARS setting options
are listed below:
Display
Description
ARS : ON (default setting) Enable the Automatic Repeater Shift function.
ARS : OFF
Disable the Automatic Repeater Shift function.
Press and hold the F key to enter the Set Mode.
Press the [▲] or [▼] key to select Set Mode item “24 REPEATER”.
Press the F key to enable adjustment of ARS.
Press the [▲] or [▼] key to select “ON” or
“OFF”.
5. Press the PTT switch to save the new setting
and return to normal operation.
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Manual Repeater Shift Setting
If the ARS feature has been deactivated, or if a repeater shift direction other
than the established ARS setting is desired, the repeater shift direction may
be set manually.
1. Press and hold the F key to enter the Set Mode.
2. Press the [▲] or [▼] key to select Set Mode item “24 REPEATER”, then
press the F key to enable this item.
3. Press the [▲] or [▼] key to select MODE, and press F key to enable this
item.
4. Press the [▲] or [▼] key to select the Shift
Mode, and press the F key to enable adjustment of this Item.
Display
MODE : SIMPLEX
(default setting)
MODE : +REP
MODE : -REP
Description
Disable the Manual Repeater Shift function.
Enable the Manual Repeater Shift + direction.
Enable the Manual Repeater Shift - direction.
5. To change the repeater shift magnitude, press the [▲] or [▼] key to select
SHIFT in step 4 (shown above).
6. Press the F key to enable adjustment of this Item.
7. Press the [▲] or [▼] key to select the repeater shift magnitude (0.05 MHz
~ 99.95 MHz(USA/European version)/0.025 MHz ~ 99.975 MHz(Asian version)).
8. Press the PTT switch to save the new setting and return to normal operation.
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Repeater Operation
Tone Calling (1750 Hz)
For operation in counties that require a 1750-Hz burst tone for repeater
access (typically in Europe), the MONI/T.CALL key may be programmed to
serve as a “Tone Call” key instead. Use Set Mode item “19 MON/T-CL”, to
change the configuration of this key.
Display
MONITOR
(default setting (USA and Asian
version))
T-CALL1750
(default setting (European
version))
T-CALL2100
T-CALL1000
T-CALL1450
Description
Pressing the MONI/T.CALL key opens
the receiver noise squelch.
Pressing the MONI/T.CALL key activates the 1750 Hz burst tone.
Pressing the MONI/T.CALL key activates the 2100 Hz burst tone.
Pressing the MONI/T.CALL key activates the 1000 Hz burst tone.
Pressing the MONI/T.CALL key activates the 1450 Hz burst tone.
Press and hold the F key to enter the Set mode.
Press the [▲] or [▼] key to select Set Mode item “19 MON/T-CL”.
Press the F key to enable adjustment of this Item.
Press the [▲] or [▼] key to select a Tone
Calling feature.
5. Press the PTT switch to save the new setting
and return to normal operation.
To access a tone burst controlled repeater, press and hold in the MONI/
T.CALL key for the time duration specified by the repeater owner/operator.
The transmitter will automatically be activated, and the 1750-Hz audio tone
will be superimposed on the carrier. Once the repeater is accessed, release
the MONI/T.CALL key and use the PTT switch to activate the transmitter
thereafter.
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Memory Mode
The FT-25R/E provides a wide variety of memory system resources. These
include:
• 200 “Standard” memory channels, numbered “001” through “200”.
•
2 “Home” channels, providing storage and quick recall of one prime frequency on each operating band.
• 10 sets of band-edge memories, also known as “Programmable Memory
Scan” channels, labeled “L01/U01” through “L10/U10”
• 10 Memory Banks, labeled “BANK 1” through “BANK10” Each Memory
Bank can be assigned up to 200 channels from the “standard” and “PMS”
memory channels.
• 10 “Weather Broadcast” Channels.
L8/U8
L9/U9
L10/U10
Memory Bank 10
Memory Bank 9
Memory Bank 8
Memory Bank 7
Memory Bank 6
Memory Bank 5
Memory Bank 4
Memory Bank 3
L1/U1
L2/U2
L3/U3
L4/U4
198
199
200
PMS Memory Channels
(10 Sets)
Memory Bank 2
Memory Bank 1
1
2
3
4
Standard Memory Channels
(200 channels)
Memory Banks
(10 banks)
30
+
FM Radio
Broadcasting
Band
HOME Channels
(2 channels)
144 MHz Band
WX 9
WX 10
WX 1
WX 2
WX 3
WX 4
Weather Broadcast Channels
(10 channels)
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Memory Storage
1. Select the desired frequency, while operating in the VFO mode.
Be sure to set up any desired CTCSS or DCS tones, as well as any desired repeater offset. The power level may also be set at this time, if you
wish to store it.
2. Press and hold the [ MR] key.
A blank memory channel will be displayed automatically.
3. If it is desired to change to another channel number, press the [▲] or [▼]
key.
4. Press the Alphabet / Numeric keys to input
characters and create a “Tag” (label) for the
memory channel.
If not inputting a “Tag” (label), proceed to step 5.
• To move the cursor to the next character, press the F key.
• To correct a mistake, press the F key repeatedly until the
cursor returns to the character position.
For more details on the character/symbol, see page 39.
5. Press and hold the [ MR] key to store the frequency and settings into the
selected memory channel.
“MEM-IN” on the display will blink twice and the tone will sound to complete the memory setting.
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Memory Recall
1. While operating in the VFO mode, press the [ MR] key to enter the Memory mode.
2. Press the [▲] or [▼] key to select the desired
memory channel.
3. To return to the VFO mode, press the [#VFO]
key.
When the transceiver is already set to the Memory mode, an easy way to
recall a memory channel is to enter the memory channel number using the
numeric keypad.
For example: in the Memory Mode to recall memory channel #002, press
the [2] key.
o recall Memory Channel #200, enter “200”. To recall ProT
grammable Memory channels “L1/U1” through “L10/U10”
enter “201/202” through “210/220”.
Changing the memory label (tag) name
1. Press the [ MR] key to recall the memory channel that you wish to label
or rename.
2. Press and hold the F key to enter the Set Mode.
3. Press the [▲] or [▼] key to select Set Mode item “20 NAME TAG”.
4. Press the F key to enter (or edit) the channel
name tag.
“NAME-TAG” message will appear.
5. Press the Alphabet / Numeric keys to enter the characters or symbols for
the memory channel “Tag” (label).
• To move the cursor to the next character, press the [▲] key.
• To correct a mistake, press the [▼] key repeatedly until the cursor returns
to the character position.
For more details on character/symbol input, see page 39.
6. Press the PTT switch to save the new setting and return to the memory
channel.
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Memory Mode
HOME Channel Memory Recall
A “HOME” channel memory is provided for each operating band, to allow
quick recall of a favorite operating frequency on each band. The default
home channels are below:
Default Home Channels
Band
Frequency
144 MHz Band
FM Radio Band
144.000 MHz
95.000 MHz
1. Press the F key, then press the [P1] key.
The default home channel, as listed above,
is displayed.
2. Press the F key, then press the [P1] key to exit to normal operation.
Repeat this process to recall the HOME channel on any operating band.
Changing the Home Channel Frequency
The home channel frequencies may be changed from the default settings.
1. While operating in the VFO mode, select the desired frequency.
2. Press and hold the [ MR] key.
A blank memory channel will be displayed.
3. Press the [P1] key.
• “HOME-IN” will be displayed, and then exit
to normal operation.
• The home channel frequency is changed and overwriting is complete.
Memory Offset Tuning
Once a particular memory channel is recalled, it is easy to tune off that channel, as though you were in the “VFO” mode.
1. Recall the memory channel.
2. Press the [ MR] key to activate the “Memory
Channel Tuning” feature.
The Memory Channel number on the LCD
display will be replaced by “tun”.
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Memory Mode
When an alpha-numeric Tag is shown in place of the
memory channel operating frequency display, the display
will automatically revert to display the operating frequency along with the “tun” indication. It is not necessary to
enter the Menu and change from the alpha-numeric Tag
display to the operating frequency display.
3. Press the [▲] , [▼] or numeric keys to tune to the desired frequency.
4. To return to the original memory frequency, just press the [ MR] key.
The display will revert to a display of the alpha-numeric Tag (if any) that
may have originally appeared on the LCD.
To store the new frequency while using Memory Offset Tuning, press and hold the [ MR] key (per the normal memory
storage procedure). The next-available clear memory location
will be displayed. Then press and hold the [ MR] key again
to save the new frequency the available memory channel.
Deleting Memories
All excerpt the Memory Channel “001” and the Home Channels may be easily deleted.
Once deleted, the channel data cannot be recovered, so
make a note of the information (Memory Channel settings,
etc), before deleting the memories.
Press and hold the F key to enter the Set Mode.
Press the [▲] or [▼] key to select Set Mode item “18 MEM DEL”.
Press the F key to enable adjustment of this Item.
Press the [▲] or [▼] key to select the memory channel to be “deleted”.
5. Press the F key to delete the selected memory channel.
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Memory Mode
Weather Broadcast Channels
In the USA, the VHF Weather Broadcast Station Memory Channel Bank has
been pre-programmed at the factory for immediate access to NOAA weather
information stations.
1. Press and hold the [1] key to recall the
Weather Broadcast Memory Bank.
2. Press the [▲] or [▼] key to select the desired
Weather Broadcast channel.
3. To scan for additional or stronger CH Frequency CH Frequency
Weather stations, just press the PTT 01 162.550 MHz 06 162.500 MHz
switch (or press and hold the [▲] or 02 162.400 MHz 07 162.525 MHz
03 162.475 MHz 08 161.650 MHz
[▼] key).
When the scanner pauses on a sta- 04 162.425 MHz 09 161.775 MHz
tion, press the PTT switch once to 05 162.450 MHz 10 163.275 MHz
halt the scan, or press it again to restart the scan.
4. To return to normal operation, press the [ MR] key, or press and hold the
[1] key again.
Severe Weather Alert
In the event of extreme weather disturbances, such as severe thunderstorms
and hurricanes, the NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration) sends a weather alert accompanied by a 1050 Hz tone and subsequent
weather report on one of the NOAA weather channels.
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Scanning
The FT-25R/E makes available scanning of the stored memory channels, or
scanning of the entire operating band, or scanning of a programmable sub
band portion. Scanning will halt when signals are encountered, and communication may be initiated on that frequency.
Operation is basically the same in each of the above scanning modes. Before beginning, take a moment to select the way the scanning will resume
after it halts on a signal.
Setting the Scan-Resume Technique
Three options for the Scan-Resume mode are available:
Display
Description
In BUSY mode, the scanner will halt on a signal it encounters. Scanning will resume one second after the
BUSY
other station signal ceases transmitting. In the case
(default setting) of constant-carrier signals like Weather Station broadcasts, the scanner will likely remain on this frequency
indefinitely.
In HOLD mode, the scanner will halt on a signal it encounters.
HOLD
Scanning will only resume when it is manually re-initiated.
In TIME mode, the scanner will halt on a signal it encounters, scanning will resume after five seconds even
TIME
if a signal is still on the frequency. To cancel scanning,
press the PTT switch, [▲] or [▼] key.
Press and hold the F key to enter the Set mode.
Press the [▲] or [▼] key to select Set Mode Item “25 RESUME”.
Press the F key to enable adjustment of this Set Mode Items.
Press the [▲] or [▼] key to select the desired
scan-resume mode.
5. Press the PTT switch to save the setting and
exit to normal operation.
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Scanning
VFO Scanning
The FT-25R/E provides two VFO scanning functions: “Manual VFO Scanning” and “Programmed Mode (VFO) Scanning.”
Manual VFO Scan
1. If necessary, press the [ MR] key to change to the VFO mode.
2. Press and hold the [▲] or [▼] key to initiate upward or downward scanning,
respectively.
3. When scanning encounters a signal strong enough to open the squelch,
the scanner will halt temporarily; the decimal point of the frequency display
will blink to indicate this “Resuming” condition.
4. The scanning will resume according to the Scan-Resume mode selected in
the Set Mode Item “25:RESUME”.
5. To cancel scanning, press the PTT switch, [▲] or [▼] key.
Programmed Mode (VFO) Scan
1. Press and hold the [#VFO] key.
2. Press the [▲] or [▼] key to select the bandwidth for Programmed Mode (VFO) scanner.
Available selections are +-1 MHz, +-2 MHz, +-5 MHz, ALL, PMS-X, and
BAND.
Display
Description
BAND
The scanner will sweep frequencies on the current op(default setting) erating band.
The scanner will sweep ±1 MHz from the operating fre+-1MHz
quency.
+-2MHz
+-5MHz
ALL
PMS-X
The scanner will sweep ±2 MHz from the operating frequency.
The scanner will sweep ±5 MHz from the operating frequency.
The scanner will sweep all frequencies.
The scanner will sweep frequencies designated by the
currently selected PMS (Programmable Memory Scan)
frequency pair.
PMS-X will appear in the [#VFO] selections after setting a
PMS frequency pair.
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Scanning
3. Press the [#VFO] key to save the new setting and return to normal operation.
4. Press the F key, then press the [#VFO] key to start scanning.
5. When scanning encounters a signal strong enough to open the squelch,
the scanning will halt temporarily; the decimal point of the frequency display
will blink during this “Pause” condition.
6. The scanner will then resume according to the Scan-Resume mode selected in the “RESUME” setting.
7. To cancel scanning, press the PTT switch, [▲] or [▼] key.
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Input Character/Symbol List
On a character inputting display such as the memory mode “tag” display, the
characters and symbols may be input as below:
Key
Key Assignment
Key
Key Assignment
1
7PQRSpqrs
2ABCabc
8TUVtuv
3DEFdef
9WXYZwxyz
4GHIghi
0 (blank character)
5JKLjkl
Û + - , . / : ; @ (blank character)
6MNOmno
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Set (Menu) Mode
The FT-25R/E Set Mode, already partially described in the previous chapters, may be activated to select or change various transceiver functions.
Many of the useful parameter configurations have not been fully detailed in
this manual. Refer to the chart below for a list of the Set Mode Items and
their various parameters.
Press and hold the F key to enter the Set Mode.
Press the [▲] or [▼] key to select the Set Mode Item to be adjusted.
Press the F key momentarily to enable adjustment of the Set Mode Item.
Press the [▲] or [▼] key to adjust or select the parameter to be changed
on the Set Mode Item selected in above step.
5. After completing your selection and adjustment, press the PTT switch momentarily to save the new setting and exit to normal operation.
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Press and hold the F key to move from the lower menu contents to the upper menu contents in the Set Mode.
Item
(lower menu
item)
1 APO
2 ARTS
3 BATTSAVE
4 B-CH.L/O
5 BEEP
6 BELL
7 COMPANDE
(COMPANDER)
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Function
Setting of the Automatic
Power-Off feature.
Selects the Beep
option and the Polling
Interval during ARTS
operation.
Selects the Receivemode Battery Saver
interval (“sleep” ratio)
Enables/Disables the
Busy Channel LockOut feature.
Beep function Enable/
Disable on presssing
the keypad, or stopping
the receiver scanning.
Select the number of
CTCSS/DCS/PAGER/
ARTS Bell ringer
repetitions.
Enables/Disables the
Voice Compander
feature
Values
OFF / 0.5H to 12.0H
(Step 0.5H)
BEEP= INRANG /
ALWAYS / OFF
INTV= 25SEC / 15SEC
Default Value
OFF
BEEP=OFF
INTV= 25SEC
200mS / 300mS / 500mS 200mS
/ 1SEC / 2SEC / OFF
OFF / ON
OFF
KEY+SC / KEY / OFF
KEY+SC
OFF / 1Time / 3Times/
5Times / 8Times /
CONTINUE
OFF
OFF / ON
OFF
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Set (Menu) Mode
Item
(lower menu
item)
8 CTCSS
(CTCSS TONE)
9 CW ID
10 DC VOLT
11 DCS CODE
12 DTMF SET
13 DTMF WRT
14 EDG.BEEP
15 KEY LOCK
16 LAMP
17 LED
18 MEM DEL
(MEM DELETE)
19 MON/T-CL
(MON/T-CALL)
20 NAME TAG
Function
Setting the CTCSS
Frequency TX and RX
CW Identifier during
ARTS operation.
displays Battery DC
Voltage.
Setting the DCS CODE
TX and RX
Selects the MANUAL
or AUTO DTMF tones.
Setting the DTMF
autodialer sending
delay time and Speed.
Programming to DTMF
autodialer.
Enables/Disables the
Band-edge beeper
while selecting the
frequency via the [▲]
or [▼] key.
Keyboard Lock function
Selects the LCD/
Keypad Lamp mode.
Selects the enable or
disable TX/BUSY LED
function.
Deletes Memory
Channel
Selects the MONI
or T.CALL switch
function.
Renames AlphaNumeric “Tags” for the
Memory channels.
Values
50 CTCSS tones / OFF
TX= OFF / ON
ID= ------ (6 characters)
Default Value
TX=100.0Hz
RX=100.0Hz
TX= OFF
ID= blank
−
−
104 DCS CODEs / OFF
TX=023
RX=023
M=MANUAL
MODE= MANUAL /
D=450mS
AUTO
DELAY= 5
0mS / 250mS / S=50mS
450mS / 750mS
/ 1000mS
SPEED= 50mS / 100mS
−
−
BEEP OFF / BEEP ON
BEEP OFF
KEY / PTT / P+K
5secKey / 10secKey /
30secKey / CONT / OFF
TX= ON / OFF
BUSY= ON/ OFF
KEY
5secKey
−
TX=ON
BUSY=ON
−
MONITOR / T-CALL1750 MONITOR (*) or
T-CALL1750 (*)
/ T-CALL2100 /
T-CALL1000 /
T-CALL1450
−
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Set (Menu) Mode
Item
(lower menu
item)
21 PAGER
22 PASSWORD
Function
Setting the TX CTCSS
of 2 tone and the RX
CTCSS of 2 tone.
Enables/disables the
Answer Back function.
Enables/disables the
Password feature
Values
Default Value
TX: ** **
RX: ** **
ACK : ON / OFF
TX=05 47
RX=05 47
ACK=OFF
OFF / ON /
OFF
23 PRI.RVT
Enables/disables the
RVT.OFF / RVT. ON
Priority Revert feature.
24 REPEATER
ARS / MODE / SHIFT
function setting
ARS=ON
ARS= ON / OFF
MODE=SIMPLEX / +RTP MODE=SIMPLEX
SHIFT=**.***M (*)
/ -RTP
SHIFT= 0.05 MHz - 99.95
MHz/0.025 MHz - 99.975
MHz* (per **KHz*)
25 RESUME
Selects the Scan
Resume mode.
BUSY / HOLD / TIME
26 RF SQL
Adjusts the RF Squelch S-1 / S-2 / S-3 / S-4 / S-5 OFF
threshold level.
/ -6 / S-8 / S-FULL / OFF
27 SCN.LAMP
Enables/Disables
the Scan lamp while
paused.
Selects the Memory
Scan “Skip” channelselection mode.
Selects the Tone
Encoder and/or
Decoder mode.
Setting of the frequency
steps.
28 SKIP
(SKIP SCAN)
29 SQL TYPE
30 STEP
31 TOT
Setting of the TOT
time.
32 TX PWR
Selects TX Power
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ON / OFF
RVT.OFF
BUSY
ON
−
−
OFF / R-TONE / T-TONE OFF
/ TSQL / REV TN / DCS /
PAGER
5 / 6.25 / 10 / 12.5 / 15 / AUTO
20 / 25 / 50 / 100 kHz, or
AUTO
1 min - 30 min (per 1
3min
min) or OFF
HI(5W) / MID(2.5W) /
LOW(0.5W)
HI(5W)
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Set (Menu) Mode
Item
(lower menu
item)
33 TX SAVE
Function
Values
Default Value
Enables/Disables the
Transmitter Battery
Saver.
Enables or disables
“VFO Split” operation.
SAVE OFF / SAVE ON
SAVE OFF
VSP.OFF / VSP.ON
VSP.OFF
35 VOX
Enable / Disable VOX
function.
VOX OFF / VOX ON
VOX OFF
36 WFM.RCV
Broadband FM
Radio(WFM) function
Enables/Disables
WFM.ON / WFM.OFF
WFM.ON
37 WIDE/NAR
Select Wide (±5 kHz)
or Narrow (±2.5 kHz)
TX Deviation.
Enables/Disables the
Weather Alert Scan
feature.
Inversion scrambling
(Encryption)
WIDE / NARROW
WIDE
ALT.OFF / ALT. ON
ALT.OFF
SCRB.OFF/SCRB.ON
SCRB.OFF
34 VFO.SPL
38 WX ALERT
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SCRAMBLE(*)
(*) : This function may be displayed, depending on the transceiver version.
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Troubleshooting
If you suspect a malfunction, check the following items before requesting a
repair.
The transceiver does not turn on.
• Is the battery depleted?
•Charge the battery pack after purchase, and when the transceiver has not
been used for a long time.
• Is the battery pack properly attached?
Refer to “Installing the Battery Pack” and securely mount the battery pack.
There is no sound.
• Is the squelch level (or S meter squelch) set too high?
Press the MONI/T.CALL key and verify that you can hear white noise.
Adjust the squelch level (or S meter squelch) when receiving a weak signal.
• Is the volume low?
Rotate the PWR/VOL knob clockwise to increase the volume.
• Is the tone squelch or DCS on?
When the tone squelch or DCS is on, the sound is not output until the
transceiver receives a signal containing the same tone frequency or DCS
code set.
For more details on the DCS code, refer to the Advance Manual.
There is no transmission of radio waves.
• Are you pressing the PTT switch properly?
• Is the PTT lock on?
• Is the Busy TX Block (BCLO function) on?
When the Busy TX Block (BCLO function) is on, transmission is inhibited
when receiving a signal, even if the PTT switch is pressed. Wait until the
signal being received stops and then press the PTT switch.
• Is the transmission frequency on a ham radio band?
• Is the voltage of the battery pack correct?
Check the remaining charge on the battery pack.
The keys or PTT do not respond.
• Is the Keypad Lock or PTT Lock on?
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Troubleshooting
The battery pack cannot be charged or battery power
depletes immediately after charging.
• Is the battery pack being charged with a charger specified by Yaesu?
Charge the battery pack using the accessory AC Adapter (SAD-20B/C/U/G)
or the rapid charge cradle (SBH-22).
• Is the battery pack in use exhausted?
If the “Charging Error” appears on the desktop charger lamp when
charging, there is a chance the battery pack is over discharged. If the error is repeatedly displayed after charging the battery pack several times,
the battery pack may have reached its service life or be defective. Battery
packs are consumables. Please replace an exhausted battery pack with
a new one immediately. Battery packs can be charged and reused up to
approximately 300 times.
Some specific combinations of signals may cause internal beats (“birdies”)
from high frequencies, caused by the internal oscillator. This is not a malfunction.
(See the calculation formula below: “n” is for the arbitrary integer). Also, depending on the combination of simultaneously received signals, there may
be fluctuations in receive sensitivity.
• Receive Frequency = 13 MHz × n multiplicative
• Receive Frequency = 19.2 MHz × n multiplicative
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Specifications
General
Frequency Ranges: RX
TX
FM Broadcast
Channel Steps:
Frequency Stability:
Repeater Shift:
Emission Type:
Antenna Impedance:
Supply Voltage:
Current Consumption:
(Approx. @7.4V)
Operating Temperature:
Case Size:
Weight:
136 - 174 MHz
136 - 174 MHz (Asian version)
144 - 146 MHz (European version)
144 - 148 MHz (USA version)
65-108 MHz
5 / 6.25 / 10 / 12.5 / 15 / 20 / 25 / 50 / 100 kHz
±5 ppm (–10 °C to +60 °C, +14 °F to +140 °F )
±600 kHz (144 MHz)
F2D, F3E, F2A
50 Ohms
Nominal: 7.4V DC, Negative Ground
205 mA (Receive) 200 mW Output
100 mA (Standby, Saver Off)
18 mA (Standby, Saver On)
4 mA (Auto Power Off)
1.5 A (5 W Tx , 144 MHz) 7.4 V DC
– 4 °F to +140 °F (– 20 °C to + 60 °C)
2.0” (W) x 4.1” (H) x 1.2” (D) (52 x 104.5 x 30 mm)
(W/O knob and antenna)
9.17 oz (260 g) with SBR-25LI and antenna
Transmitter
RF Power Output:
5.0 W (High) / 2.5 W (Middle) / 0.5 W (Low)
(@ 7.4 V with SBR-25LI)
Modulation Type:
Variable Reactance
Maximum Deviation:
±5.0 kHz
Spurious Emission:
At least 60 dB down (@ High and Middle power)
At least 40 dB down (@ Low power)
Microphone Impedance: 2 kOhms
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Specifications
Receiver
Circuit Type:Direct-Conversion
Sensitivity :
0.2 µV for 12 dB SINAD (140 - 150 MHz, NFM)
Selectivity:
12 kHz / 35 kHz (–6 dB /–60 dB)
AF Output:
0.8 W @ 16 ohms for 10% THD (@ 7.4 V)
(Internal SP Max Power 1 W)
0.8 W @ 16 ohms for 10% THD (@ 7.4 V)
(EXT SP Jack Max Power 1 W)
Specifications are subject to change without notice, and are guaranteed within the 144 MHz amateur band only. Frequency ranges will vary according to
transceiver version; check with your dealer.
“AUTO” Mode Preset Operating Parameter
USA Version
Frequency Range (MHz)
Mode
Step
136.000-144.000
144.000-148.000
148.000-156.000
156.000-157.450
157.450-160.600
160.600-160.975
160.975-161.500
161.500-162.900
162.900-174.000
65.000-108.000 (RX only)
FM
FM
FM
FM
FM
FM
FM
FM
FM
WFM
12.5 kHz
5k Hz
12.5 kHz
25 kHz
12.5 kHz
25 kHz
12.5 kHz
25 kHz
12.5 kHz
100kHz
Asian/European Version
Frequency Range (MHz)
Mode
Step
136.000-160.600
160.600-162.025
162.025-174.000
65.000-108.000 (RX only)
FM
FM
FM
WFM
12.5 kHz
25 kHz
12.5 kHz
100 kHz
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EU Declaration of Conformity
We, Yaesu Musen Co. Ltd of Tokyo, Japan, hereby declare that this radio
equipment FT-25E is in full compliance with EU Radio Equipment Directive
2014/53/EU. The full text of the Declaration of Conformity for this product is
available to view at http://www.yaesu.com/jp/red
ATTENTION – Conditions of usage
This transceiver works on frequencies that
are regulated and not permitted to be used
without authorisation in the EU countries
shown in this table. Users of this equipment
should check with their local spectrum
management authority for licensing
conditions applicable for this equipment.
AT
DK
GR
LU
RO
LI
BE
ES
HR
LV
SK
NO
BG
EE
HU
MT
SI
–
CY
FI
IE
NL
SE
–
CZ
FR
IT
PL
CH
–
DE
UK
LT
PT
IS
–
Disposal of Electronic and Electric Equipment
Products with the symbol (crossed-out wheeled bin) cannot be
disposed as household waste.
Electronic and Electrical Equipment should be recycled at a
facility capable of handling these items and their waste byproducts.
Please contact a local equipment supplier representative
or service center for information about the waste collection
system in your country.
1. Changes or modifications to this device that are 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: (1) This device may not cause harmful
interference, and (2) this device must accept any interference including
received, interference that may cause undesired operation.
3.The scanning receiver in this equipment is incapable of tuning, or
readily being altered, by the User to operate within the frequency bands
allocated to the Domestic public Cellular Telecommunications Service in
Part 22.
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This device complies with Industry Canada license-exempt RSS
standard(s). Operation is subject to the following two conditions: (1) this
device may not cause interference, and (2) this device must accept any
interference, including interference that may cause undesired operation
of the device.
Le présent appareil est conforme aux CNR d’Industrie Canada
applicables aux appareils radio exempts de licence. L’exploitation est
autorisée aux deux conditions suivantes : (1) l’appareil ne doit pas
produire de brouillage, et (2) l’utilisateur de l’appareil doit accepter tout
brouillage radioélectrique subi, même si le brouillage est susceptible
d’en compromettre le fonctionnement.
DECLARATION BY MANUFACTURER
The Scanner receiver is not a digital scanner and is incapable of being
converted or modified to a digital scanner receiver by any user.
WARNING: MODIFICATION OF THIS DEVICE TO RECEIVE
CELLULAR RADIOTELEPHONE SERVICE SIGNALS IS PROHIBITED
UNDER FCC RULES AND FEDERAL LAW.
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YAESU MUSEN CO., LTD.
All rights reserved.
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YAESU MUSEN CO., LTD.
YAESU MUSEN CO., LTD.
Tennozu Parkside Building
2-5-8 Higashi-Shinagawa, Shinagawa-ku, Tokyo 140-0002 Japan
YAESU USA
6125 Phyllis Drive, Cypress, CA 90630, U.S.A.
YAESU UK
Unit 12, Sun Valley Business Park, Winnall Close
Winchester, Hampshire, SO23 0LB, U.K.
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