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INSTRUCTION MANUAL
FM TRIBANDER TH-F6
144/ 220/ 440 MHz FM TRIBANDER
TH-F6A
TH-F7E
144/ 430 MHz FM DUAL BANDER
KENWOOD CORPORATION
© B62-1441-00 (K,E,T)
09 08 07 06 05 04 03 02 01 00
MODELS COVERED BY THIS MANUAL
NOTICE TO THE USER
The models listed below are covered by this manual.
One or more of the following statements may be
applicable for this equipment.
TH-F6A:
144/ 220/ 440 MHz FM Tri-band
Portable Transceiver
TH-F7E:
144/ 430 MHz FM Dual-band
Portable Transceiver
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. The user could lose the authority to
operate this equipment if an unauthorized change or
modification is made.
MARKET CODES
K-type:
The Americas
E-type:
Europe/ General
T-type:
The United Kingdom
INFORMATION TO THE DIGITAL DEVICE USER REQUIRED
BY THE FCC
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the
limits for a Class B digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the
FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable
protection against harmful interference in a residential
installation.
The market code is shown on the carton box.
Refer to the specifications {pages 53, 54} for the
information on available operating frequencies within
each model.
This equipment generates, uses and can generate radio
frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance
with the instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio
communications. However, there is no guarantee that the
interference will not occur in a particular installation. If this
equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or
television reception, which can be determined by turning the
equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct
the interference by one or more of the following measures:
• Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
• Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.
• Connect the equipment to an outlet on a circuit different from
that to which the receiver is connected.
• Consult the dealer for technical assistance.
PRECAUTIONS
Please observe the following precautions to prevent
fire, personal injury, or transceiver damage:
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Do not transmit with high output power for
extended periods. The transceiver may overheat.
•
Do not modify this transceiver unless instructed by
this manual or by KENWOOD documentation.
•
When using a regulated power supply, connect the
specified DC cable (option) to the DC IN jack on
the transceiver. The supply voltage must be
between 12 V and 16 V to prevent damaging the
transceiver.
•
When connecting the transceiver to a cigarette
lighter socket in a vehicle, use the specified
cigarette lighter cable (option).
•
Do not expose the transceiver to long periods of
direct sunlight nor place the transceiver close to
heating appliances.
•
Do not place the transceiver in excessively dusty
areas, humid areas, wet areas, nor on unstable
surfaces.
•
If an abnormal odor or smoke is detected coming
from the transceiver, turn OFF the power
immediately and remove the battery case or the
battery pack from the transceiver. Contact your
authorized KENWOOD dealer, customer service,
or service station.
THANK YOU
THANK YOU
SUPPLIED ACCESSORIES
Thank you for choosing this KENWOOD TH-F6A/
TH-F7E transceiver. It has been developed by a
team of engineers determined to continue the
tradition of excellence and innovation in KENWOOD
transceivers.
After carefully unpacking the transceiver, identify the
items listed in the table below. We recommend you
keep the box and packing material in case you need
to repack the transceiver in the future.
First, don’t let the size fool you. This small FM
portable transceiver features 2 m, 1.25 m (TH-F6A
only), and 70 cm amateur radio band operation plus
another all-mode 100 kHz to 1.3 GHz receiver (SSB
and CW are up to 470 MHz). In the meantime, as
you learn how to use this transceiver, you will also
find that KENWOOD is pursuing “user friendliness”.
For example, each time you change the Menu No. in
Menu mode, you will see a text message on the
display that lets you know what you are configuring.
Though user friendly, this transceiver is technically
sophisticated and some features may be new to you.
Consider this manual to be a personal tutorial from
the designers. Allow the manual to guide you through
the learning process now, then act as a reference in
the coming years.
FEATURES
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Ultra compact design
2 m, 1.25 m (TH-F6A only), and 70 cm amateur
radio band FM transceiver operation
A separate wide band, all-mode receiver, built-in
Dual-frequency receive within the same amateur
radio bands
400 memory channels plus 34 special function
memory channels (35 channels for TH-F6A)
Long operation period with a Li-ion battery pack
High output power (up to 5 W operation)
Easy to control and select various functions with
Multi-scroll key
9600 bps Packet-ready data (Speaker/ Mic.) jack
Built-in VOX function
Meets MIL-STD 810C/ D/ E, Rain, Humidity,
Vibration, and Shock
Quantity
Accessory
Belt hook
Antenna
Strap
Line Filter
Li-ion battery
Charger
Instruction
Manual
R&TTE Notice
Warranty card
Part Number TH-F6A
(K)
J29-0623-XX
T90-0781-XX
T90-0789-XX
J69-0342-XX
L79-1417-XX
W09-0979-XX
W08-0927-XX
W08-0928-XX
W08-0929-XX
B62-1441-XX
(E/ S)
B62-1442-XX
(F/ I)
B62-1443-XX
(D/ G)
B59-2267-XX
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WRITING CONVENTIONS FOLLOWED
The writing conventions described below have
been followed to simplify instructions and avoid
unnecessary repetition.
Instruction
Press [KEY].
What to Do
Press and release KEY.
Press
Press KEY1 momentarily, release
[KEY1], [KEY2]. KEY1, then press KEY2.
Press
[KEY] (1 s).
Press and hold KEY down for a
second.
Press and hold KEY1 down, then
press KEY2. If there are more
Press
than two keys, press and hold
[KEY1]+[KEY2].
down each key in turn until the
final key has been pressed.
Press
[KEY]+[
].
With the transceiver OFF, press
and hold KEY, then switch ON
the transceiver power by pressing
[
] (POWER).
Since the amateur radio bands are slightly different
from country to country, the following meter band
descriptions are used in this manual.
• 2 m band
: 144 ~ 148 MHz or 144 ~ 146 MHz
• 1.25 m band : 222 ~ 225 MHz
• 70 cm band : 420 ~ 450 MHz or 430 ~ 440 MHz
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CONTENTS
MODELS COVERED BY THIS MANUAL
MARKET CODES
NOTICE TO USER
PRECAUTIONS
THANK YOU ............................................................. i
FEATURES ............................................................... i
SUPPLIED ACCESSORIES ..................................... i
WRITING CONVENTIONS FOLLOWED .................. i
CONTENTS ............................................................. ii
CHAPTER 1
PREPARATION
INSTALLING THE Li-ion BATTERY PACK ............... 1
INSTALLING ALKALINE BATTERIES ...................... 1
INSTALLING THE ANTENNA .................................. 1
ATTACHING THE HAND STRAP ............................. 1
INSTALLING THE BELT CLIP .................................. 1
CHARGING THE Li-ion BATTERY PACK ................. 2
CONNECTING TO A CIGARETTE LIGHTER
SOCKET .................................................................. 2
CONNECTING TO A REGULATED
POWER SUPPLY .................................................... 2
CHAPTER 2
YOUR FIRST QSO
FIRST QSO ............................................................. 3
CHAPTER 3
GETTING ACQUAINTED
KEYS AND CONTROLS .......................................... 4
DISPLAY ................................................................. 5
BASIC OPERATION
SWITCHING POWER ON/ OFF .......................... 6
ADJUSTING VOLUME ........................................ 6
ADJUSTING SQUELCH ...................................... 6
SELECTING A BAND .......................................... 6
MULTI-SCROLL KEY ........................................... 6
TRANSMITTING .................................................. 7
Selecting Output Power .................................. 7
SELECTING A FREQUENCY .............................. 7
VFO mode ...................................................... 7
MHz mode ...................................................... 7
Direct Frequency Entry ................................... 7
CHAPTER 4
MENU SETUP
WHAT IS A MENU? .................................................. 9
MENU ACCESS ...................................................... 9
SELECTING A MENU LANGUAGE ......................... 9
MENU FUNCTION LIST .......................................... 9
ALPHABETICAL FUNCTION LIST ......................... 11
CHAPTER 5
OPERATING THROUGH REPEATERS
OFFSET PROGRAMMING FLOW ......................... 12
PROGRAMMING OFFSET ................................ 12
Selecting Offset Direction .............................. 12
Selecting Offset Frequency ........................... 12
Activating Tone Function ............................... 13
Selecting a Tone Frequency .......................... 13
AUTOMATIC REPEATER OFFSET ....................... 13
REVERSE FUNCTION .......................................... 14
AUTOMATIC SIMPLEX CHECK (ASC) .................. 14
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TONE FREQ. ID SCAN ......................................... 14
CHAPTER 6
MEMORY CHANNELS
SIMPLEX & REPEATER OR ODD-SPLIT MEMORY
CHANNEL? ........................................................... 15
STORING SIMPLEX FREQUENCIES OR
STANDARD REPEATER FREQUENCIES ......... 15
STORING ODD-SPLIT REPEATER
FREQUENCIES ................................................. 15
RECALLING A MEMORY CHANNEL ................. 16
Using the Tuning Control or / keys ........... 16
Using a Numeric Keypad .............................. 16
CLEARING A MEMORY CHANNEL ................... 16
MEMORY RECALL MODE ................................ 16
NAMING A MEMORY CHANNEL ........................... 17
MEMORY CHANNEL GROUPS ............................ 18
RECALLING A MEMORY CHANNEL USING
MEMORY GROUP FUNCTION ......................... 18
ERASING MEMORY CHANNELS USING
MEMORY GROUP DELETE FUNCTION ........... 18
MEMORY CHANNEL TRANSFER ......................... 18
MEMORY \ VFO TRANSFER .......................... 18
CHANNEL \ CHANNEL TRANSFER ............... 18
CALL CHANNEL .................................................... 19
RECALLING THE CALL CHANNEL ................... 19
REPROGRAMMING THE CALL CHANNEL ...... 19
INFORMATION CHANNELS .................................. 20
RECALLING AN INFORMATION CHANNEL ..... 20
REPROGRAMMING THE INFORMATION
CHANNEL ......................................................... 20
CHANNEL DISPLAY .............................................. 21
CHAPTER 7
SCAN
NORMAL SCAN .................................................... 22
BAND SCAN ..................................................... 22
PROGRAM SCAN ............................................. 23
Storing Program Scan Frequency Range ...... 23
Performing the Program Scan ....................... 23
MHz SCAN ........................................................ 23
MEMORY SCAN .................................................... 24
ALL-CHANNEL SCAN ....................................... 24
GROUP SCAN .................................................. 24
Memory Group Link ...................................... 24
CALL SCAN ........................................................... 25
PRIORITY SCAN .................................................... 25
PROGRAMMING PRIORITY CHANNELS ......... 25
USING PRIORITY SCAN ................................... 25
INFORMATION CHANNEL SCAN ........................... 26
VISUAL SCAN ........................................................ 26
USING VISUAL SCAN (VFO) ............................ 26
USING VISUAL SCAN
(MEMORY CHANNEL) ...................................... 27
MEMORY CHANNEL LOCKOUT ........................... 27
SCAN RESUME METHOD .................................... 27
CHAPTER 8
SELECTIVE CALL
CTCSS and DCS ................................................... 28
CTCSS .................................................................. 28
USING CTCSS .................................................. 28
SELECTING A CTCSS FREQUENCY ............... 28
CTCSS FREQ. ID SCAN ................................... 29
DCS ....................................................................... 29
USING DCS ...................................................... 29
SELECTING A DCS CODE ................................ 29
DCS CODE ID SCAN ........................................ 30
CHAPTER 9
DTMF FUNCTIONS
MANUAL DIALING ................................................. 31
DTMF TX HOLD ................................................ 31
AUTOMATIC DIALER ............................................ 31
STORING A DTMF NUMBER IN MEMORY ....... 31
TRANSMITTING A STORED DTMF
NUMBER ........................................................... 32
ADJUSTING THE DTMF TONE
TRANSMISSION SPEED .................................. 32
ADJUSTING THE PAUSE DURATION .............. 32
DTMF LOCK .......................................................... 32
CHAPTER 10
UTILIZING THE B-BAND
ABOUT THE B-BAND ............................................ 33
B-BAND FREQUENCY ...................................... 33
B-band Frequency Coverage (TH-F6A) ........ 33
B-band Frequency Coverage (TH-F7E) ........ 34
SELECTING A MODE FOR THE B-BAND ............. 34
LSB/ USB/ CW/ AM/ FM/ WFM .......................... 34
BAR ANTENNA ..................................................... 34
FINE TUNING ........................................................ 35
ACTIVATING FINE TUNING .............................. 35
Selecting a Fine Tuning Frequency Step ....... 35
CHAPTER 11
OPERATOR CONVENIENCES
APO (Auto Power OFF) ......................................... 36
ATTENUATOR ....................................................... 36
BATTERY LIFE ...................................................... 36
BATTERY REMAINING ......................................... 36
BATTERY TYPE ................................................ 36
BATTERY SAVER .................................................. 37
BEAT SHIFT .......................................................... 37
BEEP FUNCTION .................................................. 37
DISPLAY CONTRAST ........................................... 37
FREQUENCY STEP SIZE ..................................... 37
LAMP .................................................................... 38
LOCK FUNCTION ................................................. 38
TUNE ENABLE .................................................. 38
MICROPHONE PF KEYS (OPTIONAL) ................. 38
MONITOR ............................................................. 39
NARROW BAND FM OPERATION ........................ 39
POWER-ON MESSAGE ........................................ 39
PROGRAMMABLE VFO ........................................ 39
SINGLE BAND OPERATION ................................. 40
TIME-OUT TIMER ................................................. 40
TONE ALERT ........................................................ 40
TX INHIBIT ............................................................ 40
TX POWER ........................................................... 41
VOLUME BALANCE .............................................. 41
VOX ....................................................................... 41
VOX GAIN ......................................................... 41
VOX DELAY TIME ............................................. 41
VOX ON BUSY .................................................. 42
CHAPTER 12
WIRELESS REMOTE CONTROL
PREPARATION ..................................................... 43
CONTROL OPERATION ........................................ 43
CHAPTER 13
OPTIONAL ACCESSORIES
OPTIONAL ACCESSORIES .................................. 44
CHAPTER 14
INTERFACING TO PERIPHERALS
SP/MIC JACK ........................................................ 45
SELECTING SP/MIC JACK FUNCTION ............ 45
SP/MIC ......................................................... 45
TNC .............................................................. 45
PC ................................................................ 46
CHAPTER 15
TROUBLESHOOTING
GENERAL INFORMATION .................................... 47
SERVICE ........................................................... 47
SERVICE NOTE ................................................ 47
CLEANING ........................................................ 47
BACKUP BATTERY ............................................... 47
TROUBLESHOOTING ........................................... 48
MICROPROCESSOR RESET ............................... 50
INITIAL SETTINGS ............................................ 50
VFO RESET ...................................................... 50
MENU RESET ................................................... 50
FULL RESET ..................................................... 50
PERFORMING RESET ..................................... 50
OPERATION NOTICES ......................................... 51
OPERATING VOLTAGE .................................... 51
TUNING IN SSB/ CW MODE ............................. 51
RECEIVING IN AM BAND ................................. 51
RECEIVING SIGNALS IN CITIES ...................... 51
BEAT AND NOISE ............................................. 51
TRANSMISSION ............................................... 51
INTERNAL BEATS ............................................ 51
Internal Beats Frequency Formula ................ 52
CHAPTER 16
SPECIFICATIONS
SPECIFICATIONS ................................................. 53
CHAPTER 17
APPENDIX
TV CHANNELS (VHF) ........................................... 55
TV CHANNELS (UHF) ........................................... 56
MARINE CHANNELS (VHF) .................................. 57
CITIZEN BAND CHANNELS .................................. 57
CHAPTER 18
INDEX
INDEX ................................................................... 58
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PREPARATION
INSTALLING THE Li-ion BATTERY PACK
3 Align the two tabs on the battery case cover, then
close the cover until the locking tabs click.
Note: Because the battery pack is provided uncharged, you must
charge the battery pack before using it with the transceiver. To
charge the battery pack, refer to “CHARGING THE Li-ion BATTERY
PACK” {page 2}.
1 Position the two grooves on the edge and two
hooks at the bottom of the battery pack over the
corresponding guides on the back of the
transceiver.
Tabs
4 To install the battery case onto (or remove it from)
the transceiver, follow steps 1 to 3 of
“INSTALLING THE Li-ion BATTERY PACK”
{above}.
Grooves
2 Slide the battery pack along the back of the
transceiver until the release latch on the top of the
transceiver locks the battery pack in place.
Note: When you use the alkaline batteries, access Menu No. 30
(BATTERY), then select “ALKALINE”. Otherwise, the battery
remaining cannot be measured correctly {page 36}.
INSTALLING THE ANTENNA
Hold the base of the supplied antenna, then screw
the antenna into the connector on the top panel of the
transceiver until secure.
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3 To remove the battery pack, push the release latch
on top, then slide the battery pack down.
Latch
ATTACHING THE HAND STRAP
If desired, you can attach the supplied hand strap to
the transceiver.
INSTALLING ALKALINE BATTERIES
1 To open the battery case (BT-13), push the locking
tab in, then pull the cover back.
Strap
Tab
INSTALLING THE BELT CLIP
You can install the supplied belt clip to the transceiver
tightening the 2 supplied screws.
Screws
2 Insert (or remove) four AA (LR6) alkaline batteries.
• Be sure to match the battery polarities with
those marked in the bottom of the battery case.
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1 PREPARATION
CHARGING THE Li-ion BATTERY PACK
The Li-ion battery pack can be charged after it has
been installed onto the transceiver. The battery pack
is provided uncharged for safety purposes.
1 Confirm that the transceiver power is OFF.
• While charging the battery pack, leave the
transceiver power OFF.
2 Insert the charger plug into the DC IN jack of the
transceiver.
ground. If the transceiver is turned OFF, the 2 LEDs
light orange while charging. When the charging
completes, they turn OFF {above}.
To connect with an external 24 V power source via a DC-DC
converter, only use the optional PG-3J Cigarette Lighter cable.
Using the PG-2W DC cable in this situation may cause a fire.
DC-DC Converter
24V
PG-3J
12V
Socket
24V
PG-3J
12V
DC-DC Converter
DC IN jack
24V
12V
PG-2W
Note: If the input voltage exceeds approximately 16.5 V, warning
beeps sound and “VOLTAGE ERROR” appears.
3 Plug the charger into an AC wall outlet.
• Charging starts and 2 LEDs on the top panel
lights orange.
4 It takes approximately 6.5 hours to charge an
empty PB-42L Li-ion battery pack. When charging
completes, the LEDs unlight; remove the charger
plug from the transceiver DC IN jack.
5 Unplug the charger from the AC wall outlet.
Note:
◆ If you turn the transceiver ON and press [F], [LOW/ BATT] while
charging the battery pack, “CHARGING” appears. “STANDBY”
appears when the charging completes.
◆ The transceiver becomes warm while charging the battery pack.
◆ If the charger plug is plugged into the DC IN jack before the
battery pack is attached, turn the transceiver ON and then OFF
again to initiate the charging.
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Exceeding the specified charge period shortens the useful
life of the Li-ion battery pack.
The provided charger is designed to charge only the
provided PB-42L Li-ion battery pack. Charging other models
of battery packs may damage the charger and battery pack.
Do not press [PTT] while charging.
The battery pack must be kept in cool and dry place.
Never leave the battery pack in the direct sun light.
CONNECTING TO A REGULATED POWER
SUPPLY
To connect the transceiver to an appropriate
regulated power supply, use an optional PG-2W
DC cable.
1 Confirm that the power of both the transceiver and
the power supply are OFF.
2 Connect the optional PG-2W DC cable to the
power supply; the red lead to the positive (+)
terminal, and the black lead to the negative (–)
terminal.
Fuses (4 A)
3 Connect the barrel plug on the DC cable to
the DC IN jack of the transceiver.
DC IN jack
CONNECTING TO A CIGARETTE LIGHTER
SOCKET
To connect the transceiver to the cigarette lighter
socket in your vehicle, use an optional PG-3J
Cigarette Lighter cable.
DC IN jack
DC 12 V
While the PG-3J is connected to the cigarette lighter
plug, the transceiver automatically start charging the
Li-ion battery pack (PB-42L). When you operate the
transceiver, it charges the Li-ion battery pack in back
2
If the transceiver is turned OFF while a regulated
power supply is connected with the DC IN jack, it
automatically initiates charging the Li-ion battery pack
(PB-42L) {above}.
Note:
◆ If the DC power supply voltage is below 12.0 V DC, you may not
be able to charge the Li-ion battery pack (PB-42L).
◆ The supply voltage must be between 12.0 V and 16.0 V to
prevent damaging the transceiver. If input voltage exceeds
approximately 16.5 V, warning beeps sound and “VOLTAGE
ERROR” appears. Remove the DC IN jack plug immediately.
◆ If the DC power supply voltage is above 14.5 V DC and “H” (High
Power) is selected, “H” icon blinks and the output power is
reduced to “L” level (Low Power) automatically {page 41}.
YOUR FIRST QSO
FIRST QSO
r Press [BAND] until you select the amateur radio
band you wish to operate.
Are you ready to give your transceiver a quick try?
Reading this page should get your voice on the air
right away. The instructions below are intended only
for a quick guide. If you encounter problems or there
is something you would like to know more, read the
detailed explanations given later in this manual.
t Turn the Tuning control to select the receive
frequency.
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5
You may further turn the VOL control to adjust
the volume level of the signal.
y To transmit, hold the transceiver approximately
5 cm (2 inches) from your mouth.
2
FM TRIBANDER TH-F6
u Press and hold the PTT switch, then speak in your
normal tone of voice.
i Release the PTT switch to receive.
o Repeat steps y, u and i to continue
communication.
q Press and hold [ ] (POWER) briefly to switch
the transceiver power ON.
• A high pitched double beep sounds and then
“KENWOOD” and “HELLO !!” appear
momentarily. The various indicators and 2
frequencies appear on the LCD.
• The transceiver stores the parameters when it
is turned OFF. It automatically recalls these
parameters next time you turn the transceiver
ON again.
w Press [A/B] to select the frequency band on top.
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Each time you press [A/B], the “s” icon
moves, indicating which frequency band is
currently selected for operation.
e Turn the VOL control clockwise to the 11 o’clock
position.
3
GETTING ACQUAINTED
KEYS AND CONTROLS
Antenna
Tuning Control
VOL Control
FM TRIBANDER TH-F6
PTT switch
Display
SP/MIC jack
LAMP Key
Multi-scroll
Key
MONI Key
Power Switch
Speaker/ Mic.
DC IN jack
Keypad
Battery release
M
A/ B-band status LEDs
Green : Busy
Red
: Transmitting
Orange: Charging
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3 GETTING ACQUAINTED
DISPLAY
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2
3
4
5
6
7
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9
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12
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22
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19 20
q EL
!2
Appears when the transmit output power is set to Low
(“L”) or Economic Low (“EL”) {pages 7, 41}.
Appears when the Lock function is ON {page 38}.
wH
Appears when the transmit output power is set to
High (“H”) {pages 7, 41}.
e LSB
Appears when lower side band (LSB) is selected for
B-band {page 34}.
r USB
Appears when upper side band (USB) is selected for
B-band {page 34}.
!3
Appears when the function key is pressed.
!4
S-meter (RX) and relative RF power meter (TX).
!5 CT
“CT” appears when the CTCSS function is activated
{page 28}.
!6
t CW
Appears when the Tone function is activated
{page 13}.
Appears when CW is selected for B-band {page 34}.
!7 DCS
y WFMN
Appears when the DCS function is activated
{page 29}.
“WFM” appears when wide FM mode is selected
{page 34}. “FM” appears when normal FM mode is
selected. “FMN” appears when narrow FM mode is
selected {page 39}.
u AM
“AM” appears when AM mode is selected {page 34}.
!8 +/ –/
Appears when the repeater shift function is activated
{page 12}.
!9 R
i
Appears when the Reverse function is activated
{page 14}.
Appears when a Priority Scan is activated {page 25}.
@0
o FINE
Appears when the Tone Alert function is activated
{page 40}.
Appears when a Fine Tuning function is activated
{page 35}.
!0 VOX
Appears when the VOX function is activated
{page 41}.
!1
Appears when the Automatic Simplex Check (ASC) is
activated {page 14}.
@1
Appears when the displayed memory channel has
been locked out {page 27}.
@2 Dot-matrix display
76 x 16 dot-matrix display. It displays various
information, such as the operating frequencies, menu
settings, and etc.
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3 GETTING ACQUAINTED
BASIC OPERATION
SWITCHING POWER ON/ OFF
1 Press [ ] (POWER) briefly to switch the
transceiver power ON.
•
Upon power up, a high pitched double beep
sounds, followed by the frequencies and other
indicators.
•
The higher the level, the stronger the signals
must be, to receive.
•
6 different levels can be set
(-- -- -- -- --: level 0 ~ || || || || ||: level 5).
3 Press [ ] or [MNU] to store the new settings or
press [ ] to cancel without changing the current
setting.
Note: When operating in USB, LSB and CW modes, the squelch
unmutes up to level 2.
SELECTING A BAND
2 To switch the transceiver OFF, press [
(POWER) again.
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•
]
When you turn the transceiver OFF, a low
pitched double beep sounds.
The transceiver stores the parameters when it
is turned OFF. It recalls these parameters next
time you turn the transceiver ON again.
ADJUSTING VOLUME
Turn the VOL control clockwise to increase the audio
output level and counterclockwise to decrease the
output level.
By default, two frequencies are displayed on the
LCD. The frequency on top is called the A-band. The
bottom frequency is called the B-band.
A-band
B-band
Press [A/B] to select the A-band or B-band for
operation. Each time you press [A/B], the “s” icon
moves, indicating which band is currently selected for
operation. Usually, select the A-band to operate the
amateur band and select the B-band to receive the
various broadcasting stations, such as AM, FM, TV
(audio only) or another amateur band {page 33}.
MULTI-SCROLL KEY
This transceiver has a 4-way cursor key with a MENU
(“MNU”) key in the center.
•
If you are not receiving a signal, press and hold
[MONI] to unmute the speaker, then adjust the
VOL control to a comfortable audio output level.
ADJUSTING SQUELCH
The purpose of the Squelch is to mute the speaker
when no signals are present. With the squelch level
correctly set, you will hear sound only while actually
receiving signals. The higher the selected squelch
level, the stronger the signals must be, to receive.
The appropriate squelch level depends on the
ambient RF noise conditions. You can configure
independent threshold squelch levels for the A-band
and B-band.
1 Press [SQL].
•
The current squelch level appears.
/
keys
The / keys function in the same way as the
Tuning control. These keys change the frequencies,
memory channels, and other selections.
Note: You can use the Tuning control in place of the
most of the controls.
/
keys for
/ OK key
Press to move to the next step or complete the
setting in various modes, such as Menu mode,
CTCSS frequency selection, and DCS code selection.
/ ESC key
Press to move back or cancel the entry in various
modes, such as Menu mode, CTCSS frequency
selection, and direct frequency entry.
MNU key
2 Turn the Tuning control or press [ ]/ [ ] to adjust
the level.
•
6
Select the level at which the background noise
is just eliminated when no signal is present.
Press to enter the Menu mode.
In Menu mode, you can select the desired menu
number by turning the Tuning control or pressing
[ ]/ [ ]. It also functions as [OK] key.
3 GETTING ACQUAINTED
TRANSMITTING
1 To transmit, hold the transceiver approximately
5 cm (2 inches) from your mouth, then press and
hold the PTT switch and speak into the
microphone in your normal tone of voice.
•
The status LED on the top panel lights red and
bar-graph meter appears.
•
If you press [PTT] while you are outside of the
transmission coverage, a high pitched error
beep sounds.
2 When you finish speaking, release the PTT switch.
Note: If you transmit continuously for more than 10 minutes, the
internal time-out timer generates a warning beep and the transceiver
stops transmitting. In this case, release the PTT switch and let the
transceiver cool down for a while, then press the PTT switch again to
resume transmitting {pages 40, 51}.
■ Selecting Output Power
Selecting lower transmission power is the best
way to reduce the battery consumption, if
communication is still reliable. You can configure
different power levels for transmission {page 41}.
Press [LOW].
•
Each time you press [LOW], the indicator
cycles between “H” (high), “L” (low), and “EL”
(economic low).
■ MHz Mode
If the desired operating frequency is far away from
the current frequency, it is quicker to use the MHz
tuning mode.
To adjust the MHz digit:
1 Press [MHz].
•
A MHz digit blinks.
2 Turn the Tuning control or press [ ]/ [ ] to
select the desired MHz digit.
3 After selecting the desired MHz digit, press
[MHz] to exit the mode and return to normal
VFO mode {above}.
4 You may further adjust the frequency using the
Tuning control or [ ]/ [ ].
Note: MHz mode does not function in AM band.
■ Direct Frequency Entry
In addition to turn the Tuning control or press
[ ]/ [ ], there is another way of selecting the
frequency. When the desired frequency is far
away from the current frequency, you can directly
enter a frequency from the numeric keypad.
1 Press [VFO].
•
You must be in the VFO mode to make the
direct frequency entry.
2 Press [ENT].
•
“– – – – – –” appears.
Note:
◆ You can store different output power setting for the A and Bband.
◆ When you change the output power, it is reflected to all
available amateur bands for A or B-band.
SELECTING A FREQUENCY
3 Press the numeric keys ([0] to [9]) to enter
your desired frequency. [MHz] can be used to
complete the MHz digits entry.
■ VFO Mode
This is the basic mode for changing the operating
frequency. Turn the Tuning control clockwise to
increase the frequency. Turn the Tuning control
counterclockwise to decrease the frequency. Or,
press [ ]/ [ ] to change the frequency.
•
Pressing [ENT] fills the remaining digits (the
digits you did not enter) with 0 and
completes the entry.
•
To select 145.000 MHz for example, press
[1], [4], [5] then press [ENT] to complete
the entry.
•
If you want to revise the MHz digits only,
press [VFO] in place of [ENT].
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3 GETTING ACQUAINTED
Example 1 (100 MHz < f < 1000 MHz)
Example 6
To enter 438.320 MHz:
To enter 810 kHz (B-band only):
Key in
Display
Key in
Display
[ENT]
––– –––
[ENT]
––– –––
[4], [3], [8]
4 3 8. – – –
[0]
0–– –––
[3], [2], [0]
4 3 8. 3 2 0
[MHz]
0. – – –
Note: You do not have to press [MHz] when you are entering
3-digit MHz number.
[8], [1], [0]
0. 8 1 0
Example 2
Note:
◆ If the entered frequency does not match the current
frequency step size, the frequency is automatically rounded
down to the next available frequency.
◆ When the desired frequency cannot be entered exactly,
check whether the Fine Tuning function is ON or not
{page 35}, and then confirm the frequency step size
{page 37}.
◆ Some frequency ranges are blocked, due to government
regulations. Refer to the specifications {pages 53, 54} for the
TX/ RX coverage.
◆ If you turn the Tuning control or press [ ]/ [ ] while entering
the frequency, the transceiver clears the entry and recovers
the previous frequency and mode.
To enter 439.000 MHz:
Key in
Display
[ENT]
––– –––
[4], [3], [9]
4 3 9. – – –
[ENT]
4 3 9. 0 0 0
Example 3
To revise 144.650 MHz to 145.650 MHz:
Key in
Display
1 4 4. 6 5 0
[ENT]
––– –––
[1], [4], [5]
1 4 5. – – –
[VFO]
1 4 5. 6 5 0
Example 4 (f > 1000 MHz)
To enter 1250.500 MHz (B-band only):
Key in
Display
[ENT]
––– –––
[1], [2], [5], [0]
12
5 0. – – –
[5]
12
5 0. 5 – –
[ENT]
12
5 0. 5 0 0
Example 5 (f < 100 MHz)
To enter 10.500 MHz (B-band only):
Key in
Display
[ENT]
––– –––
[1], [0]
10– –––
[MHz]
1 0. – – –
[5]
1 0. 5 – –
[ENT]
1 0. 5 0 0 0
Note: When pressing the last [ENT], the Fine Tuning function is
automatically activated for 10.5000 MHz.
8
MENU SETUP
WHAT IS A MENU?
SELECTING A MENU LANGUAGE
Many functions on this transceiver are selected or
configured via a software-controlled Menu, rather
than through the physical controls of the transceiver.
Once familiar with the Menu system, you will
appreciate the versatility it offers. You can customize
the various timings, settings, and programming
functions on this transceiver to meet your needs
without using many controls and switches.
You can select either English or Japanese (Katakana)
for the menu description. To switch the language:
1 Press [MNU].
2 Turn the Tuning control or press [ ]/ [ ] to select
Menu No. 27.
3 Press [ ] or [MNU].
4 Turn the Tuning control or press [ ]/ [ ] to select
either “ENGLISH” or “JAPANESE”.
MENU ACCESS
1 Press [MNU].
• The Menu No. and setting appear on the
display, along with a brief explanation of the
Menu No.
2 Turn the Tuning control or press [ ]/ [ ] to select
your desired Menu No.
• As you change the Menu No., a brief
explanation of each Menu No. appears.
5 Press [ ] or [MNU] to store the setting.
Otherwise, press [ ] or [PTT] to cancel.
•
3 Press [ ] or [MNU] to configure the parameter of
the currently selected Menu No.
When you select “JAPANESE” in step 3 and
press [ ] or [MNU], all Menu explanations are
displayed in Japanese (Katakana). To return to
English mode, repeat step 1, 2 and 3 {above}
to access Menu No. 27, then select
“ENGLISH”. Press [ ] or [MNU] to display the
Menu mode in English.
Note: The menu language selection does not affect any other
modes, such as memory name {page 17} or DTMF name {page 31}.
4 Turn the Tuning control or press [ ]/ [ ] to select
your desired parameter.
5 Press [ ] or [MNU] to store the setting.
Otherwise, press [ ] or [PTT] to cancel.
MENU FUNCTION LIST
On the Display
Menu
No.
Function
Selections
Default
Ref.
Page
TIME/ CARRIER/
SEEK
TIME
27
01234567
No Links
24
ALL BANDS/
CURRENT BAND
ALL
BANDS
16
—
See
Reference
Page
39
ON/ OFF
ON
13
0.00 ~ 59.95 MHz
in steps of
0.05 MHz
See
Reference
Page
12
SCAN RESUME
1
Scan resume method
TIME: Time-Operated mode
CARRIER: Carrier-Operated mode
SEEK: Seek and stop mode
M.GRP LINK
2
Memory Group Link configuration
MR METHOD
3
Memory Recall condition
PROG VFO
4
Programmable VFO frequency range
(A-band only)
AUTO OFFSET
5
Auto Repeater Offset function
OFFSET
6
Repeater offset frequency
TUNE ENABLE
7
Permit use of the Tuning control when the keys
are locked
ON/ OFF
OFF
38
TX INHIBIT
8
Inhibit the transmission
ON/ OFF
OFF
40
SP/MIC JACK
9
Select the SP/MIC jack function
SP/MIC / TNC/ PC
SP/MIC
45
46
9
4 MENU SETUP
On the Display
Menu
No.
Function
Selections
Default
Ref.
Page
—
No Data
31
FAST/ SLOW
FAST
32
DTMF STORE
10
Store DTMF numbers in DTMF memories
DTMF SPD
11
DTMF tone transmission speed
DTMF HOLD
12
Hold the transmission for 2 seconds between
DTMF key entries
ON/ OFF
OFF
31
DTMF PAUSE
13
The pause duration while transmitting DTMF
tones
100/ 250/ 500/
750/ 1000/ 1500/
2000 ms
500 ms
32
DTMF LOCK
14
Disable DTMF transmission with keys
ON/ OFF
OFF
32
PWR-ON MSG
15
Power-on message
8 characters
HELLO !!
39
CONTRAST
16
LCD display contrast
1: minimum ~ 16: maximum
1 ~ 16
8
37
BAT SAVER
17
Battery saver receiver shut-off period
OFF/ 0.2/ 0.4/ 0.6/
0.8/ 1.0/ 2.0/ 3.0/
4.0/ 5.0 sec.
1.0 sec.
37
APO
18
Automatic Power Off function
OFF/ 30/ 60 min.
30 min.
36
K EY B E E P
19
Beep function
ON/ OFF
ON
37
VOXonBUSY
20
Allow VOX transmission when the receiver is
busy
ON/ OFF
OFF
42
VOX GAIN
21
Set the VOX gain sensitivity
0: least sentisive ~ 9: most sensitive
0~9
4
41
VOX DELAY
22
Adjust the VOX delay time
250/ 500/ 750/
1000/ 1500/ 2000/
3000 ms
500 ms
41
CALL
CALL KEY
23
Select a function for the CALL key
CALL/ 1750 Hz
(TH-F6A)
1750 Hz
19
(TH-F7E)
1750 HOLD
24
Hold the TX status when a 1750 Hz tone is
transmitted
ON/ OFF
OFF
13
BEAT SHIFT
25
Shift the internal CPU clock frequency
ON/ OFF
OFF
37
BAR ANT
26
Enable an internal bar antenna below 10.1 MHz
ENABLED/
DISABLED
ENABLED
34
LANGUAGE
27
Select the menu language
ENGLISH/
JAPANESE
ENGLISH
9
PACKET
28
Select an external TNC packet speed
1200/ 9600 bps
1200 bps
45
FM NARROW
29
FM narrow band operation
ON/ OFF
OFF
39
BATTERY
30
Select a battery type
LITHIUM/
ALKALINE
LITHIUM
36
RESET?
31
Select a reset mode
NO/ VFO RESET/
MENU RESET/
FULL RESET
NO
50
10
4 MENU SETUP
ALPHABETICAL FUNCTION LIST
On the Display
Menu No.
Selections
Default
Ref. Page
APO
18
OFF/ 30/ 60 minutes
30 min.
36
AUTO OFFSET
5
ON/ OFF
ON
13
BAR ANT
26
ENABLED/ DISABLED
ENABLED
34
BATTERY
30
LITHIUM/ ALKALINE
LITHIUM
36
B AT S A V E R
17
OFF/ 0.2/ 0.4/ 0.6/ 0.8/ 1.0/ 2.0/ 3.0/ 4.0/ 5.0 sec.
1.0 sec.
37
BEAT SHIFT
25
ON/ OFF
OFF
37
19
CALL KEY
23
CALL/ 1750 Hz
CALL
(TH-F7E)/
1750 Hz
(TH-F6A)
CONTRAST
16
1 ~ 16
8
37
DTMF HOLD
12
ON/ OFF
OFF
31
DTMF LOCK
14
ON/ OFF
OFF
32
DTMF PAUSE
13
100/ 250/ 500/ 750/ 1000/ 1500/ 2000 ms
500 ms
32
DTMF SPD
11
FAST/ SLOW
FAST
32
DTMF STORE
10
—
No Data
31
FM NARROW
29
ON/ OFF
OFF
39
K EY B E E P
19
ON/ OFF
ON
37
LANGUAGE
27
ENGLISH/ JAPANESE
ENGLISH
9
MR METHOD
3
ALL BANDS/ CURRENT BAND
ALL
BANDS
16
M.GRP LINK
2
01234567
No Links
24
OFFSET
6
0.00 ~ 59.95 MHz in steps of 0.05 MHz
See
Reference
Page
12
PACKET
28
1200/ 9600 bps
1200 bps
45
PROG VFO
4
—
—
39
PWR-ON MSG
15
8 characters
HELLO !!
39
RESET?
31
NO/ VFO RESET/ MENU RESET/ FULL RESET
NO
50
SCAN RESUME
1
TIME/ CARRIER/ SEEK
TIME
27
SP/MIC JACK
9
SP/MIC / TNC/ PC
SP/MIC
45, 46
TUNE ENABLE
7
ON/ OFF
OFF
38
TX INHIBIT
8
ON/ OFF
OFF
40
VOX DELAY
22
250/ 500/ 750/ 1000/ 1500/ 2000/ 3000 ms
500 ms
41
VOX GAIN
21
0~9
4
41
VOXonBUSY
20
ON/ OFF
OFF
42
1750 HOLD
24
ON/ OFF
OFF
13
11
OPERATING THROUGH REPEATERS
Repeaters, which are often installed and maintained
by radio clubs, are usually located on mountain tops
or other elevated locations. Generally they operate at
higher ERP (Effective Radiated Power) than a typical
station. This combination of elevation and high ERP
allows communications over much greater distances
than communications without using repeaters.
Most repeaters use a receive and transmit frequency
pair with a standard or non-standard offset (odd-split).
In addition, some repeaters must receive a tone from
the transceiver to allow it to access. For details,
consult your local repeater reference.
PROGRAMMING OFFSET
First select an amateur radio repeater downlink
frequency on the A-band or B-band as described in
“SELECTING A FREQUENCY” {page 7}.
■ Selecting Offset Direction
Select whether the transmit frequency will be
higher (+) or lower (–) than the receive frequency.
Press [F], [REV] to select the offset direction.
• “+” or “–” appears, indicating which offset
direction is selected.
•
TX: 144.725 MHz
TX tone: 88.5 Hz
RX: 145.325 MHz
To program –7.6 MHz offset on the TH-F7E
(430 MHz only), repeatedly press [F], [REV]
until “ ” appears.
If the offset transmit frequency falls outside the
allowable range, transmitting is inhibited. In this
case, adjust the receive frequency so that the
transmit frequency is within the band limits.
TX: 144.725 MHz
TX tone: 88.5 Hz
RX: 145.325 MHz
Note: While using an odd-split memory channel or transmitting,
you cannot change the offset direction.
■ Selecting Offset Frequency
OFFSET PROGRAMMING FLOW
q Select a band.
w Select a receive frequency.
To access a repeater which requires an odd-split
frequency pair, change the offset frequency from
the default which is used by most repeaters. The
default offset frequency on the 2 m band is
600 kHz (all models); the default on the 70 cm
band is 5.0 MHz (TH-F6A) or 1.6 MHz
(TH-F7E); the default on the 1.25 m band is
1.6 MHz (TH-F6A).
1 Press [BAND] to select an amateur radio band
you want to change the offset frequency.
e Select an offset direction.
r Select an offset frequency.
(only when programming odd-split
repeater frequencies)
2 Press [MNU].
3 Turn the Tuning control or press [ ]/ [ ] to
select Menu No. 6 (OFFSET).
t Activate the Tone function.
(If necessary)
4 Press [ ] or [MNU].
y Select a tone frequency.
(If necessary)
If you store the above data in a memory channel, you
need not reprogram every time. See “MEMORY
CHANNELS” {page 15}.
5 Turn the Tuning control or press [ ]/ [ ] to
select the appropriate offset frequency.
• The selectable range is from 0.00 MHz to
59.95 MHz in steps of 50 kHz.
6 Press [ ] or [MNU] to store the setting.
Otherwise, press [PTT] to cancel.
TH-F7E only: If you have selected “ ” for the offset direction,
you cannot change the default (–7.6 MHz) offset frequency.
Note: After changing the offset frequency, the new offset
frequency will also be used by Automatic Repeater Offset.
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5 OPERATING THROUGH REPEATERS
■ Activating Tone Function
AUTOMATIC REPEATER OFFSET
Press [TONE] to switch the Tone function ON (or
OFF).
•
“
” appears when the Tone function is ON.
This function automatically selects an offset direction,
according to the frequency that you select on the
2 m and 1.25 m (TH-F6A only) bands. The
transceiver is programmed for offset direction as
shown below. To obtain an up-to-date band plan for
repeater offset direction, contact your national
Amateur Radio association.
TH-F6A (U.S.A. and Canada)
This complies with the standard ARRL band plan.
Note: You cannot use the Tone and CTCSS/ DCS functions at
the same time. Switching the Tone function ON after activating
the CTCSS/ DCS deactivates the CTCSS/ DCS function.
TH-F7E only: When you access repeaters that require 1750 Hz
tones, you need not activate the Tone function. Press [CALL]
without pressing the PTT switch to transmit a 1750 Hz tone
(default setting).
■ Selecting a Tone Frequency
144.0
145.5
146.4
147.0
147.6
145.1
146.0
146.6
147.4
148.0 MHz
S
–
+
S
S
–
+
S
S: Simplex
223.920
222.0
1 While the Tone function is ON, press [F],
[TONE].
225.0 MHz
–
S
2 Turn the Tuning control or press [ ]/ [ ] to
select the desired tone frequency.
–
S: Simplex
TH-F7E (Europe/ Others)
145.6 145.8 146.0 MHz
144.0
S
–
S
S: Simplex
3 Press [ ] or [MNU] to complete the setting.
Otherwise, press [PTT] to cancel.
Note: Automatic Repeater Offset does not function when Reverse is
ON. However, pressing [REV] after Automatic Repeater Offset has
selected an offset (split) status, exchanges the receive and transmit
frequencies.
Available Tone Frequencies
1 Press [MNU].
No.
Freq.
(Hz)
No.
Freq.
(Hz)
No.
Freq.
(Hz)
No.
Freq.
(Hz)
2 Turn the Tuning control or press [ ]/ [ ] to select
Menu No. 5 (AUTO OFFSET).
01
67.0
12
97.4
23
141.3
34
206.5
02
69.3
13
100.0
3 Press [ ] or [MNU].
24
146.2
35
210.7
103.5
25
151.4
36
218.1
4 Turn the Tuning control or press [ ]/ [ ] switch
the function ON or OFF.
03
71.9
14
04
74.4
15
107.2
26
156.7
37
225.7
05
77.0
16
110.9
27
162.2
38
229.1
06
79.7
17
114.8
28
167.9
39
233.6
07
82.5
18
118.8
29
173.8
40
241.8
08
85.4
19
123.0
30
179.9
41
250.3
09
88.5
20
127.3
31
186.2
42
254.1
10
91.5
21
131.8
32
192.8
11
94.8
22
136.5
33
203.5
5 Press [ ] or [MNU] to store the setting.
Otherwise, press [PTT] to cancel.
Note: If you select the frequency within the amateur radio band on
the B-band, the Automatic Repeater Offset function is also activated
in any modes.
Note: 42 different tones are available for the transceiver. These
42 tones includes 37 EIA standard tones and 5 non-standard
tones.
TH-F7E only:
◆ To transmit a 1750 Hz tone, simply press [CALL] without
pressing the PTT switch (default setting). Release [CALL] to
quit transmitting. You can also make the transceiver remain
in the transmit mode for 2 seconds after releasing [CALL]; a
1750 Hz tone is not continuously transmitted. Access Menu
No. 24 (1750 HOLD) and select “ON”.
◆ If you desire to assign [CALL] for recalling the Call channel
in place of transmitting the 1750 Hz tone, access Menu
No. 23 (CALL KEY) and select “CALL”.
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5 OPERATING THROUGH REPEATERS
TONE FREQ. ID SCAN
The reverse function exchanges a separate receive
and transmit frequency. So, while using a repeater,
you can manually check the strength of a signal that
you receive directly from the other station. If the
station’s signal is strong, both stations should move
to a simplex frequency and free up the repeater.
This function scans through all tone frequencies to
identify the incoming tone frequency on a received
signal. You may use the function to find which tone
frequency is required by accessing your local
repeater.
MH
25
25
1 While the Tone function is ON, press [F],
[TONE] (1 s) to start the Tone Freq. ID scan.
• When the transceiver receives the signal, the
scan starts.
MH
4.7
5.3
z
14
14
z
REVERSE FUNCTION
144.725 MHz
TX: 144.725 MHz TX: 144.725 MHz TX: 144.725 MHz TX: 145.325 MHz
RX: 145.325 MHz RX: 145.325 MHz RX: 145.325 MHz RX: 144.725 MHz
To swap the transmit and receive frequencies:
Press [REV] to switch the Reverse function ON (or
OFF).
•
“R” appears when the function is ON.
•
•
•
2 Press [ ] to program the identified frequency in
place of the current tone frequency.
• Press [ ] if you do not want to program the
identified frequency.
•
Note: You can turn the Reverse function ON when you are operating
in Simplex mode. However, it does not change the TX/ RX
frequency.
AUTOMATIC SIMPLEX CHECK (ASC)
While using a repeater, the ASC function periodically
checks the strength of a signal that you are receiving
directly from the other station. If the station’s signal is
strong enough to allow direct contact without a
repeater, “ ” indicator on the display starts blinking.
Press [REV] (1 s) to switch the function ON.
•
“
•
While direct contact is possible, “
•
To quit the function, press [REV].
” appears when the function is ON.
” blinks.
Note:
◆ Pressing the PTT switch causes “ ” icon to quit blinking.
◆ ASC can be activated while operating in Simplex mode.
However, it does not change the TX/ RX frequencies.
◆ ASC does not function while scanning.
◆ Activating ASC while using Reverse switches Reverse OFF.
◆ If you recall a memory channel or the Call channel that contains
a Reverse ON status, ASC is switched OFF.
◆ ASC causes received audio to be momentarily intermitted every
3 seconds.
◆ ASC does not function when the band is not selected for
operation.
14
To reverse the scan direction, turn the Tuning
control or press [ ]/ [ ].
To quit the function, press [PTT] or [ ].
When the tone frequency is identified, a beep
sounds and the identified frequency appears.
Press [ ]/ [ ] while the identified frequency is
blinking, to resume scanning.
Note: Some repeaters do not re-transmit the access tone in the
downlink signal. In this case, check the other station’s uplink signal
to detect the repeater access tone.
MEMORY CHANNELS
In memory channels, you can store frequencies and
related data that you often use. Then you need not
reprogram those data every time. You can quickly
recall a programmed channel through simple
operation. A total of 400 memory channels are
available for storing the frequencies, modes and
other operating conditions of the A and B-bands.
SIMPLEX & REPEATER OR
ODD-SPLIT MEMORY CHANNEL?
You can use each memory channel as a simplex &
repeater channel or an odd-split channel. Store only
one frequency to use as a simplex & repeater
channel or two separate frequencies to use as an
odd-split channel. Select either application for each
channel depending on the operations you have in
mind.
Simplex & repeater channels allow:
• Simplex frequency operation
• Repeater operation with a standard offset
(if an offset direction is stored)
STORING SIMPLEX FREQUENCIES OR
STANDARD REPEATER FREQUENCIES
1 Press [VFO].
2 Turn the Tuning control or press [ ]/ [ ] to select
your desired frequency in the amateur radio
bands.
• You can also directly enter desired frequency
using the keypad {page 7}.
3 If storing a standard repeater frequency, select the
following data:
• Offset direction {page 12}
• Tone function, if necessary {page 13}
• CTCSS/ DCS function, if necessary
{pages 28, 29}
If storing a simplex frequency, you may select
other related data (CTCSS or DCS settings, etc.).
4 Press [F].
Odd-split channels allow:
• Repeater operation with a non-standard offset
Note: Not only can you store data in memory channels, but you can
also overwrite existing data with new data.
The data listed below can be stored in each memory
channel:
Parameter
Receive frequency
Transmit frequency
Simplex &
Repeater
Yes
Odd-Split
Yes
Yes
•
•
•
A memory channel number appears and blinks.
“ ” indicates the current channel is empty; “ ”
appears if the channel contains data.
Memory channel number L0/U0 ~ L9/U9
{page 23}, I–0 ~ I–9 {page 20}, and Pr1 and
Pr2 {page 25} are reserved for other functions.
5 Turn the Tuning control or press [ ]/ [ ] to select
the memory channel in which you want to store
the data.
6 Press [MR] ([ ] or [MNU]) to store the data to the
channel.
Tone frequency
Yes
Yes
Tone ON
Yes
Yes
CTCSS frequency
Yes
Yes
CTCSS ON
Yes
Yes
DCS code
Yes
Yes
DCS ON
Yes
Yes
Offset direction
Yes
N/A
Offset frequency
Yes
N/A
Reverse ON
Yes
N/A
Frequency step size
Yes
Yes
2 Turn the Tuning control or press [ ]/ [ ] to select
the desired transmit frequency.
Memory channel lockout
Yes
Yes
3 Press [F].
Memory channel name
Yes
Yes
FINE tuning ON
Yes
Yes
4 Turn the Tuning control or press [ ]/ [ ] to select
the memory channel you programmed in step 1.
Mode selection
Yes
Yes
Yes: Can be stored in memory.
N/A: Cannot be stored in memory.
Note: The transmit frequency must be on the same band as the
receive frequency band (Odd-split channel).
STORING ODD-SPLIT REPEATER FREQUENCIES
Some repeaters use a receive and transmit frequency
pair with a non-standard offset. If you store two
separate frequencies in a memory channel, you can
operate on those repeaters without programming the
offset frequency and direction.
1 Store the desired receive frequency and related
data by the procedure given for simplex or
standard repeater frequencies {above}.
5 Press [PTT]+[MR] ([PTT]+[ ] or [PTT]+[MNU]).
• The transmit frequency is stored in the memory
channel.
Note:
◆ When you recall an odd-split memory channel, “+” and “–” appear
on the display. To confirm the transmit frequency, press [REV].
◆ When you revise only the transmission frequency for the odd-split
channel, the frequency step size must be the same as the
original odd-split channel memory data.
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6 MEMORY CHANNELS
RECALLING A MEMORY CHANNEL
CLEARING A MEMORY CHANNEL
There are 2 ways of recalling the desired memory
channel.
To clear an individual memory channel:
■ Using the Tuning Control or /
Keys
1 Press [MR] to enter Memory Recall mode.
• The memory channel used last is recalled.
2 Turn the Tuning control or press [ ]/ [ ] to
select your desired memory channel.
• You cannot recall an empty memory
channel.
• To restore VFO mode, press [VFO].
Note: If the “CURRENT BAND” is selected for Menu No. 3 (MR
METHOD), only memory channels that have the same band data
can be recalled {below}.
■ Using a Numeric Keypad
You can also recall a memory channel by entering
a desired memory channel number with the
keypad.
1 Press [MR] to enter Memory Recall mode.
2 Press [ENT], then enter the channel number
using 3 digits.
•
For example, to recall channel 12, press
[ENT], [0], [1], [2].
•
You can shorten the entry for memory
channels that are less than 100 by pressing
[ENT] after entering the channel number.
For example, to recall memory channel 9,
press [ENT], [9], [ENT].
Note:
◆ You cannot recall an empty memory channel. An error beep
sounds.
◆ You cannot recall the Program Scan memory channels
(L0/U0 ~ L9/U9), Priority channels (Pr1 and Pr2), and
Information Channels (I–0 ~ I–9), using the numeric keypad.
◆ When you recall an odd-split memory channel, “+” and “–”
appear on the display. Press [REV] to display the transmit
frequency.
◆ After recalling a memory channel, you may modify data such
as Tone or CTCSS. These settings, however, are cleared
once you select another channel or the VFO mode. To
permanently store the data, overwrite the channel contents
{page 15}.
1 Recall the memory channel you want to erase.
2 Press and hold [
transceiver OFF.
] (POWER) to switch the
3 Press [MR]+[ ] (POWER).
• An erase confirmation message appears.
4 Press [MR] ([ ] or [MNU]) to erase the channel
data.
• The contents of the memory channel are
erased.
• To quit clearing the memory channel, press any
key other than [MR], [ ] and [MNU].
Note:
◆ If you clear the information channel data, the data will be set to
the factory default values.
◆ You can also clear the Priority channel data and L0/U0 ~ L9/U9
data.
◆ To clear all memory channels contents, perform the Full Reset
{page 50}.
MEMORY RECALL MODE
Since the transceiver has more than 400 memory
channels, it sometimes takes time to search for your
desired memory channel. By default, the transceiver
can recall all memory channels when [MR] is
pressed, regardless of the current operating band.
However, you can configure the transceiver to recall
only the memory channels that have the same band
information. For example, when you operate on the
2 m band in VFO mode, pressing [MR] recalls only
the memory channels that have 2 m band
information. To change the memory recall mode:
1 Press [MNU].
2 Turn the Tuning control or press [ ]/ [ ] to select
Menu No. 3 (MR METHOD).
3 Press [ ] or [MNU].
4 Turn the Tuning control or press [ ]/ [ ] to select
“CURRENT BAND”.
5 Press [ ] or [MNU] to store the setting.
Otherwise, press [ ] or [PTT] to cancel.
When you press [MR] in VFO mode, only memory
channels that have the same band data are recalled.
To return to the default memory recall mode, repeat
step 1 to 5 {above} and select “ALL BANDS” in
step 4.
Note:
◆ All Information Channels are recalled regardless of Memory
Recall mode selection.
◆ Memory Recall mode selection does not change the Memory
Group scan channels {page 24} .
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6 MEMORY CHANNELS
NAMING A MEMORY CHANNEL
You can name memory channels using up to 8
alphanumeric characters. When you recall a named
memory channel, its name appears on the display in
place of the stored frequency. Names can be call
signs, repeater names, cities, names of people, etc.
1 Press [MR] to recall your desired memory
channel.
2 Press [F], [MN<->f] to enter memory name input
mode.
• The entry cursor appears.
Available Characters Using the Tuning Control
Available Characters
A
B
C
D
E
F
G
H
I
J
K
L
M
N
O
P
Q
R
S
T
U
V
W
X
Y
Z
[
]
^
_
`
a
b
c
d
e
f
g
h
i
j
k
l
m
n
o
p
q
r
s
t
u
v
w
x
y
z
{
|
}
~
\
SP
!
"
#
$
%
&
’
(
)
+
,
–
.
/
0
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
:
;
<
=
>
?
@
Ç
È
É
Ñ
Ò
Additional Characters for the TH-F7E
5 Repeat steps 3 and 4 to enter up to 8 digits.
• Pressing [ ] after selecting the 8th digit
completes the programming.
• To complete programming before entering less
than 8 digits, press [MNU] or press [ ] twice.
• Press [ ] to move the cursor back.
• Press [PTT] ([F], [VFO], [MR], or [CALL]) to
cancel the entry.
After storing a memory name, pressing [MN<->f]
switches the display between the memory name and
the frequency.
Note:
◆ You can also name the DTMF memory channels {page 31} and
Information Channels {page 20} but you cannot name the Call
channel {page 19}.
◆ You cannot assign a memory name to a channel that does not
contain data.
◆ You can overwrite stored names by repeating steps 1 to 5.
◆ The stored name is erased when you clear the memory channel
data.
Á
Â
Ã
Ä
Å
Ê
Ë
Ì
Í
Î
Ï
Ô
Õ
Ö
s
Ø
Ù
Ú
Û
Ü
Ó
Y´
S
ß
Œ
à
á
â
ã
ä
å
æ
ç
è
é
ê
ë
ì
í
î
ï
ñ
ò
ó
ô
õ
ö
œ
ø
ù
û
ü
y´
Ÿ
ÿ
ˆ
4 Press [ ].
• The cursor moves to the next digit.
À
ˆ
3 Turn the Tuning control or press [ ]/ [ ] to select
the first character.
• You can enter alphanumeric characters plus
special ASCII characters. Refer to the
following table for the available characters.
• Press [MONI] to delete the character at the
cursor position.
• You can also use the numeric keypad to enter
a character (Special ASCII characters are not
available). For example, each press of [2]
switches entry as a, b, c, 2, A, B, C and then
back to a.
• While pressing and holding [LAMP], turn the
Tuning control to jump to the first character of
each ASCII character group.
Æ
ú
Available Characters Using the Numeric Keypad
DTMF
Key
1
q
z
1
Q
Z
2
a
b
c
2
A
B
C
3
d
e
f
3
D
E
F
4
g
h
i
4
G
H
I
5
j
k
l
5
J
K
L
6
m
n
o
6
M
N
O
7
p
r
s
7
P
R
S
8
t
u
v
8
T
U
V
9
w
x
y
9
W
X
Y
0
space
0
#
?
&
:
!
#
"
'
(
@
.
)
,
<
–
>
/
;
Available Characters
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6 MEMORY CHANNELS
MEMORY CHANNEL GROUPS
400 memory channels have been divided into
8 groups of 50. Group 0 contains memory channel
numbers 0 ~ 49, group 1 is 50 ~ 99, group 2 is 100 ~
149, and so on. You can categorize each group to
store similar data, same frequency bands or same
modes for ease of use.
Group # Memory Channel Group # Memory Channel
Group 0
0 ~ 49
Group 4
200 ~ 249
Group 1
50 ~ 99
Group 5
250 ~ 299
Group 2
100 ~ 149
Group 6
300 ~ 349
Group 3
150 ~ 199
Group 7
350 ~ 399
ERASING MEMORY CHANNELS USING MEMORY
GROUP DELETE FUNCTION
Instead of erasing each unnecessary channel one by
one, you can erase an entire group of memory
channels at once. For example, if you erase group 2
memory channels, all the data in memory channels
100 ~ 149 are erased.
1 Press [MR].
•
Turn the Tuning control or press [ ]/ [ ] to
select a memory channel in the group you want
to erase (for example, memory channel
No. 111, in Group 2).
2 Press [
] (POWER) to turn the transceiver OFF.
3 Press [MHz]+[
•
RECALLING A MEMORY CHANNEL USING
MEMORY GROUP FUNCTION
] (POWER).
An erase confirmation message appears.
It is sometimes a tedious endeavor to scroll through
400 memory channels sequentially. However, using a
Group memory recall function, you can access your
desired memory channel numbers more quickly.
4 Press [MR] ([ ] or [MNU]) to proceed.
Otherwise, press any other key to cancel the
erase.
1 Press [MR] to enter Memory Recall mode.
2 While pressing and holding [LAMP], turn the
Tuning control to select a group.
•
Each click of the Tuning control, the lowest
memory channel number of each group is
recalled. For example, if you have the following
memory channels that contain data:
Group #
Memory Channels that Contain Data
Group 0
0
2
10
15
30
Group 1
50
61
65
78
98
Group 2 103
111
123
Group 3 152
166
45
280
Group 6 305
322
MEMORY \ VFO TRANSFER
After retrieving frequencies and associated data from
Memory Recall mode, you can copy the data to the
VFO. This function is useful, for example, when the
frequency you want to monitor is near the frequency
stored in a memory channel.
1 Press [MR], then turn the Tuning control to recall
a desired memory channel.
2 Press [F], [VFO] to copy the memory channel
data to the VFO.
Group 4
Group 5 260
MEMORY CHANNEL TRANSFER
333
345
Group 7 399
Memory channels 0, 50, 103, 152, 260, 305, 399,
and then 0 are recalled sequentially while pressing
and holding [LAMP].
Note:
◆ To copy an odd-split channel data {page 15}, turn the Reverse
function ON {page 14} before performing the transfer.
◆ You can also transfer the Program Scan memory channels
(L0/U0 ~ L9/U9), Priority Channels (Pr1 and Pr2), and
Information Channels (I–0 ~ I–9) to the VFO.
CHANNEL \ CHANNEL TRANSFER
3 Release [LAMP] and turn the Tuning control to
select the desired memory channels within the
selected group.
You can also copy channel information from one
memory channel to another. This function is useful
when storing frequencies and associated data that
you temporarily change in Memory Recall mode.
Note: If you have configured Menu No. 3 (MR METHOD) as
“CURRENT BAND” {page 16}, only memory channels that have the
same frequency band data are recalled.
1 Press [MR], then turn the Tuning control to recall
a desired memory channel.
2 Press [F].
3 Select the memory channel where you would like
the data copied, using the Tuning control.
4 Press [MR] ([ ] or [MNU]).
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6 MEMORY CHANNELS
Channel 0 ~ 399
a
Channel 0 ~ 399
Receive frequency
a
Receive frequency
Transmit frequency
a
Transmit frequency
Tone frequency
a
Tone frequency
Offset direction
a
Offset direction
CTCSS frequency
a
CTCSS frequency
DCS code
Tone/ CTCSS/ DCS
ON/ OFF status
Offset frequency
a
a
DCS code
Tone/ CTCSS/ DCS
ON/ OFF status
Offset frequency
Reverse ON
a
Reverse ON
Frequency step size
Memory channel
name
Fine Tuning ON
a
Frequency step size
Memory channel
name
Fine Tuning ON
Mode selection
Memory Channel
Lockout ON/ OFF
a
a
a
a
a
Mode selection
Memory Channel
Lockout ON/ OFF
Channel 0 ~ 399
a
Receive frequency
a
L0/U0 ~ L9/U9, Pr1,
Pr2 and I–0 ~ I–9
Receive frequency
Transmit frequency
a
Transmit frequency
Tone frequency
a
Tone frequency
Offset direction
a
Offset direction
CTCSS frequency
a
CTCSS frequency
DCS code
Tone/ CTCSS/ DCS
ON/ OFF status
Offset frequency
a
a
DCS code
Tone/ CTCSS/ DCS
ON/ OFF status
Offset frequency
Reverse ON
a
Reverse ON
Frequency step size
Memory channel
name
Fine Tuning ON
a
Frequency step size
Memory channel
name
Fine Tuning ON
Mode selection
Memory Channel
Lockout ON
a
a
a
a
a
Mode selection
Memory Channel
Lockout OFF
The tables above illustrate how data is transferred
between memory channels.
Note: When transferring an odd-split channel, the Reverse
status, Offset direction, and Offset frequency are not transferred
{page 15}.
CALL CHANNEL
The Call channel can be recalled instantly no
matter what frequency the transceiver is operating
on. For instance, you may use the Call channel as
an emergency channel within your group. In this
case, the Call Scan {page 25} will be useful.
The default Call channel frequencies are
144.000 MHz for the 2 m band, 223.000 MHz for
1.25 m band (TH-F6A), 430.000 MHz (TH-F7E)/
440.000 MHz (TH-F6A) for the 70 cm band. Each
Call channel can be reprogrammed either as a
simplex or odd-split channel.
Note: Unlike Memory channels 0 to 399, the Call channel cannot be
cleared. Clearing the Call channel will set it to the factory default
values.
RECALLING THE CALL CHANNEL
1 Press [BAND] to select an amateur radio band.
2 Press [CALL] to recall the Call channel for that
operating band.
• The Call channel frequency and “C” appear.
•
To return to the previous frequency, press
[CALL] again.
REPROGRAMMING THE CALL CHANNEL
1 Press [BAND] to select your desired amateur
radio band.
2 Select your desired frequency and related data
(Tone, CTCSS, DCS, or offset direction, etc.).
• When you program the Call channel as an oddsplit channel, select a receive frequency first.
3 Press [F], [CALL].
• The selected frequency and related data are
stored in the Call channel for the selected
band.
To also store a separate transmit frequency, continue
with the following steps.
4 Select the desired transmit frequency.
5 Press [F].
6 Press [PTT]+[CALL].
• The separate transmit frequency is stored in
the Call channel.
Note:
◆ The transmit frequency must be on the same band as the
receive frequency band.
◆ Call channel data is shared between the A and B-band.
◆ The Reverse status cannot be not stored in the Call channel.
◆ When you recall an odd-split Call channel, “+” and “–” appear on
the display.
◆ Transmit offset status and Reverse status are not stored in an
odd-split Call channel.
◆ When you revise only the transmission frequency for the odd-split
Call channel, the frequency step size must be the same as the
original odd-split Call channel memory data.
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6 MEMORY CHANNELS
INFORMATION CHANNELS
REPROGRAMMING THE INFORMATION CHANNEL
10 Information channels are available for storing
radio broadcasting service frequencies, such as
weather radio stations and community FM
broadcasting stations. For your conveniences,
pressing [INFO] instantly recalls the Information
channel to B-band. The following frequency data is
stored by default.
1 Press [VFO].
Channel Number
Frequency/ Mode/ Memory Name
TH-F6A
I–1
162.550 MHz/ FM/
WEATHER
I–2
162.400 MHz/ FM/
WEATHER
I–3
162.475 MHz/ FM/
WEATHER
I–4
162.425 MHz/ FM/
WEATHER
I–5
162.450 MHz/ FM/
WEATHER
I–6
162.500 MHz/ FM/
WEATHER
I–7
162.525 MHz/ FM/
WEATHER
I–8
161.650 MHz/ FM/
WEATHER
I–9
161.775 MHz/ FM/
WEATHER
I–0
163.275 MHz/ FM/
WEATHER
TH-F7E
No data (Empty)
RECALLING AN INFORMATION CHANNEL
Press [INFO] to recall the Information channels.
• “I–n” appears, where “n” represents the
Information channel number from “0” ~ “9”.
•
If the B-band is selected for operation, you can
turn the Tuning control or press [ ]/ [ ] to select
other Information channels. If the A-band is
selected for operation, press [A/B] to move the
operation band to the B-band and then select a
different Information channel.
To exit the Information channel mode, press [A/B]
to select the B-band then press [VFO] or [MR].
Note: If you press [MN<->f], you can display the receiving frequency
in place of the memory name.
TH-F7E only: As default, no frequency data is stored in the
Information channel. Store the frequency data before using the
Information channels. Otherwise, an error beep sounds.
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3 Press [F].
4 Turn the Tuning control or press [ ]/ [ ] to select
the memory channel (I–0 to I–9) in which you want
to store the data.
5 Press [MR] ([ ] or [MNU]).
• A long beep sounds and the Information
channel data is now revised.
Note:
◆ When you perform the Full reset {page 50}, all the Information
channels recover the factory default values.
◆ If you clear an Information Channel data {page 16}, the factory
default value is recovered.
◆ You can also transfer the Information Channel data to the VFO
or another memory channel.
You can revise the default channel data, such as the
receiving frequencies, modes, and memory names.
•
2 Select a desired frequency and mode.
6 MEMORY CHANNELS
CHANNEL DISPLAY
While in this mode, the transceiver displays only
memory channel numbers (or memory names if
stored) instead of frequencies.
1 Press [A/B]+[
•
] (POWER).
The transceiver displays the memory channel
number in place of the operating frequencies.
2 Turn the Tuning control or press [ ]/ [ ] to select
your desired memory channel number.
While in the Channel Display mode, only the following
keys can be operated.
[KEY]
LAMP MONI
SQL
BAL
1
CALL
PTT
Tuning control
1 When
LOW
REV
BAND
ENT
A/B
F
INFO
MR
the “1750” is selected for the CALL key.
[F] then
LAMP1
1
LOW
A/B
ENT
F
The light stays ON until the key is pressed again.
[KEY] (1 s)
LAMP
INFO
MHz
F
MR
1
7
A
2
8
B
3
9
C
While transmitting:
LAMP
5
MNU
6
#
When the transceiver is turned OFF, [
and
A/B
4
0
D
] (POWER)
F
To recover normal operation, turn the transceiver
OFF and press [A/B]+[ ] (POWER) again.
Note:
◆ To enter the Channel Display mode, you must have at least one
memory channel that contains the data.
◆ If the memory channel contains the memory name data, the
memory name is displayed in place of the “CH” characters.
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SCAN
Scan is a useful function for hands-off monitoring of
your favorite frequencies. By becoming comfortable
with all types of Scan, you will increase your operating
efficiency.
This transceiver provides the following types of scans.
Scan Type
Band Scan
Normal
Scan
Program
Scan
MHz Scan
All-Channel
Scan
Memory
Scan
Group Scan
Call
Scan
VFO
Memory
Channel
Priority Scan
Information Channel
Scan
VFO
Visual
Scan*
Memory
Channel
Purpose
Scans the entire band of the
frequency you selected
Scans the specified
frequency ranges stored in
Memory channels L0/U0 ~
L9/U9
Scans the frequencies within
a 1 MHz range
Scans all Memory channels
from 0 to 399, based on your
Menu No. 3 (MR METHOD)
settings
Scans the specified Memory
channel groups, based on
your Menu No. 2 (M.GPR
LINK) settings
Scans the Call channel and
the current VFO frequency
Scans the Call channel and
the selected Memory channel
Checks the activities on the
specified priority channels
(Pr1/ Pr2) every 3 seconds
Scans the Information
channels
Scans ± 5 frequencies in the
programmed step size near
the current operating
frequency. The signal
strength of each frequency is
displayed in a bar-graph
Scans the Memory channels
and displays the signal
strength of each channel in a
bar-graph
* Visual Scan graphically shows the busy status of frequencies in a
specific range.
Note:
When the CTCSS or DCS function is activated, the transceiver
stops at a busy frequency and decodes the CTCSS tone or DCS
code. If the tone or code matches, the transceiver unmutes.
Otherwise, it resumes scanning.
◆ Press and hold [MONI] to pause the Scan in order to monitor the
scanning frequency. Release [MONI] to resume scanning.
◆ Pressing and holding [PTT] causes Scan, excluding the Priority
scan and Visual scan, to stop.
◆ Pressing [MNU] causes Scan to stop except the Visual Scan.
◆ Starting Scan switches OFF the Automatic Simplex Check (ASC)
{page 14}.
◆ If you press any key other than the following keys during the
scan, the transceiver exits the Scan (excluding the Priority scan
and Visual scan). The Priority scan stops while “Pr1” or “Pr2” is
blinking: [F], [F] (1 s), [LAMP], [MONI], [SQL], [BAL], [A/B],
Tuning control, [ ]/ [ ], [F] then [SQL], and [F] then [LOW].
◆
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NORMAL SCAN
When you are operating the transceiver in VFO mode,
3 types of scanning are available: Band Scan,
Program Scan, and MHz Scan.
BAND SCAN
The transceiver scans the entire band of the
frequency you selected. For example, if you are
operating and receiving at 144.525 MHz on the
A-band, it scans all the frequencies available for the
2 m band. (Refer to receiver VFO frequency range
in the specifications {page 54}.) When the current
VFO receive frequency is outside of the Program
Scan frequency range {page 23}, the transceiver
scans the entire frequency range available for the
current VFO.
1 Press [VFO].
2 Press [BAND] to select your desired band.
3 Turn the Tuning control or press [ ]/ [ ] to select
the frequency outside of the Program Scan
frequency range {page 23}.
4 Press [VFO] (1 s) to start the Band Scan.
5 To stop the Band Scan, press [VFO] or [PTT].
Note:
◆ While scanning, you can change the scan frequency direction by
turning the Tuning control or press [ ]/ [ ].
◆ The transceiver scans the frequency range that is stored in Menu
No. 4 (PROG VFO) {page 39} on the A-band.
◆ If you select a frequency within the L0/U0 ~ L9/U9 range in
step 3, the Program Scan {page 23} starts.
◆ If you press [MONI], Band Scan temporarily pauses. Release
[MONI] to resume scanning.
◆ The transceiver stops scanning in all modes when it detects a
signal.
◆ If the Fine Tuning function is ON, scanning does not stop at the
busy channels.
7 SCAN
PROGRAM SCAN
You can limit the scanning frequency range. There
are 10 memory channel pairs (L0/U0 ~ L9/U9)
available for specifying the start and end frequencies.
It monitors the range between the start and end
frequencies that you have stored in memory channels
L0/U0 to L9/U9. Before performing the Program
Scan, store the Program Scan frequency range to
one of the memory channel pairs L0/U0 ~ L9/U9.
■ Storing Program Scan Frequency Range
1 Press [VFO].
2 Press [BAND] to select your desired band.
3 Turn the Tuning control or press [ ]/ [ ] to
select your desired start frequency.
4 Press [F], then turn the Tuning control or press
[ ]/ [ ] to select a memory channel from L0 ~
L9.
◆
To perform the Program Scan, the following conditions must
be met. Otherwise, the Band scan starts {page 22}.
• The upper and lower limit frequencies are in the same
frequency band.
• Ln < Un (where “n” is the Program Scan channel number).
MHz SCAN
MHz Scan allows you to scan an entire 1 MHz
frequency range within the current VFO frequency.
1 Press [VFO].
2 Turn the Tuning control or press [ ]/ [ ] to select
a frequency in which to perform the MHz Scan. If
you want to scan the entire 145 MHz frequency,
select any frequency between 145.000 and
149.995 MHz (for example, select 145.650 MHz).
Scan will operate between 145.000 MHz and
145.999 MHz.
3 Press [MHz] (1 s) to start the MHz Scan.
4 To stop the MHz Scan, press [MHz] or [PTT].
Note:
◆ If the Fine Tuning function is ON, you cannot perform the MHz
Scan.
◆ If you press [MONI], MHz Scan temporarily pauses. Release
[MONI] to resume scanning.
5 Press [MR] ([ ] or [MNU]) to store the start
frequency in the memory channel.
6 Turn the Tuning control or press [ ]/ [ ] to
select your desired end frequency.
7 Press [F], then Turn the Tuning control or
press [ ]/ [ ] to select the corresponding
channel from U0 ~ U9 (you must select the
same numeric value as in step 4).
•
For example, if you selected L0 in step 4,
you must select U0 in this step.
8 Press [MR] ([ ] or [MNU]) to store the end
frequency in the memory channel.
■ Performing the Program Scan
1 Press [VFO].
2 Turn the Tuning control or press [ ]/ [ ] to
select a frequency within the frequency range
of memory channel L0/U0 ~ L9/U9.
3 Press [VFO] (1 s) to start the Program Scan.
4 To stop the Program Scan, press [VFO] or
[PTT].
Note:
◆ If you press [MONI], Program Scan temporarily pauses.
Release [MONI] to resume scanning.
◆ If the Fine Tuning function is ON, the scanning does not stop
at the busy channels.
◆ The transceiver stops scanning in all modes when it detects
a signal.
◆ If more than 2 Program Scan channel pairs are stored and
overlaps the frequency range among the pairs, the smaller
Program Scan memory channel number has the priority.
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MEMORY SCAN
Memory Scan monitors all memory channels in which
you have stored frequencies (All-Channel Scan) or
only a desired group of memory channels (Group
Scan).
ALL-CHANNEL SCAN
The transceiver scans all of the memory channels in
which you have stored frequencies.
1 Press [MR] (1 s).
• Scan starts from the last memory channel
number and ascends up through the channel
numbers (default). Turn the Tuning control or
press [ ]/ [ ] to change the scanning direction.
• To jump to a desired channel while scanning,
quickly turn the Tuning control.
2 To stop the All-Channel Scan, press [MR] or
[PTT].
Note:
◆ You must have 2 or more memory channels that contain the data,
excluding the special function memory channels.
◆ If “CURRENT BAND” is selected for Menu No. 3 (MR METHOD),
it scans only Memory channels that have the same frequency
band data.
◆ The transceiver stops scanning in all modes when it detects a
signal.
■ Memory Group Link
Although the 400 memory channels are divided
into 8 groups {page 18}, you may sometimes want
to scan two or more groups. In this case, use the
Memory Group Link function.
1 Press [MNU] to enter Menu mode.
2 Turn the Tuning control or press [ ]/ [ ] to
select Menu No. 2 (M.GRP LINK).
3 Press [ ] or [MNU].
•
The memory group numbers appear.
4 Move the cursor using [ ]/ [ ], then turn the
Tuning control or press [ ]/ [ ] to select or
deselect the group to be linked.
•
Linked groups appear at the bottom of the
display (in the example below, groups 0, 1,
3 and 5 are linked).
GROUP SCAN
In order to easily manage all 400 memory channels,
they are divided into 8 groups {page 18}. For the
purpose of Group Scan, you can select a particular
memory group to be scanned, depending on the
situation. Using the Memory Group Link function
{below}, you can scan all the linked memory groups.
1 Press [MR].
2 Turn the Tuning control or press [ ]/ [ ] to select
a memory channel in the group you want to scan.
For example, if you want to scan the group 0
memory channels, recall memory channel 12
(group 0 contains memory channels 0 ~ 49).
3 Press [MHz] (1 s).
•
The memory channels within the selected
group are scanned.
•
If the group is linked to other groups {below},
all the linked groups are also scanned.
4 To stop the Group Scan, press [MHz] or [PTT].
Note:
◆ You must have 2 or more memory channels that contain the data,
excluding the special function memory channels.
◆ The Group Scan scans all available memory channels,
regardless of Menu No. 3 (MR METHOD) selection {page 16}.
◆ The transceiver stops scanning in all modes when it detects a
signal.
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5 Press [ ] or [MNU] to store the setting.
Otherwise, press [ ] or [PTT] to cancel.
•
You can press [MONI] to cancel the all links
at once.
•
You can also press [0] ~ [7] to select or
deselect the group to be linked.
7 SCAN
CALL SCAN
PRIORITY SCAN
A Call channel can be stored for each amateur radio
band, such as the 2 m, 70 cm, and 1.25 m (TH-F6A
only) bands {page 19}. You can monitor one of these
Call channels and the current operating frequency
alternatively.
You may sometimes want to check your favorite
frequency activities while monitoring the A and
B-bands. In this case, use the Priority Scan function.
It checks the activities of Pr1 and Pr2 channels every
3 seconds, alternately, using the B-band receiver.
If the transceiver detects a signal on Pr1 or Pr2, it
recalls the frequency to the B-band receiver.
1 Select the frequency (in VFO, Memory Recall, or
Information Channel mode) you want to monitor.
• In VFO mode, press [A/B] to select the A or
B-band. Then, turn the Tuning control or press
[ ]/ [ ] to select the desired frequency.
• In Memory Recall mode, turn the Tuning
control or press [ ]/ [ ] to select a memory
channel you want to monitor.
• Press [INFO] to recall the last Information
Channel you monitored.
2 Press [CALL] (1 s) to start the Call Scan.
3 The Call channel for the band and the selected
VFO frequency, memory channel or Information
Channel are monitored alternately.
4 To stop the Call Scan, press [PTT] or [CALL].
Note:
◆ The transceiver stops scanning in all modes when it detects a
signal.
◆ You can perform the Call Scan even if the recalled memory
channel or Information channel has been locked out {page 27}.
◆ If the Call channel is not available for the current operating
frequency, an error beep sounds.
Note: If you do not operate any control or key for 3 seconds after the
signal drops, the transceiver returns to the original frequency and
resumes Priority Scan.
PROGRAMMING PRIORITY CHANNELS
1 Press [VFO].
2 Turn the Tuning control or press [ ]/ [ ] to select
your desired priority channel frequency.
3 Select the mode and selective call functions, if
necessary.
4 Press [F].
•
The memory channel number appears.
5 Turn the Tuning control or press [ ]/ [ ] to select
“Pr1”.
6 Press [MR] ([ ] or [MNU]) to store the data on the
priority channel.
•
If you want to store a second priority channel,
repeat steps 1 ~ 6 and select “Pr2” in step 5.
Note: You can program any frequency available on the B-band as a
priority channel.
USING PRIORITY SCAN
1 Press [F], [BAL].
•
“
” appears.
•
The transceiver checks for a signal on the Pr1
and Pr2 channels every 3 seconds, alternately.
•
When the transceiver detects a signal on the
priority channel, “Pr1” or “Pr2” blinks and the
B-band frequency changes to the priority
channel.
•
If you do not operate any control or key for
3 seconds after the signal drops, the
transceiver returns to the original frequency
and resumes Priority Scan.
2 To quit Priority Scan, press [F], [BAL] again.
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Note:
◆ The signal being received on the B-band may become
intermittent because the Priority Scan uses the B-band receiver
to check the priority channel(s) activities.
◆ When a signal is received on a Priority channel with a CTCSS or
DCS code programmed, the Priority channel is recalled even if a
different selective tone/ code is detected. However, the
transceiver only unmutes if the signal has the same CTCSS tone
or DCS code.
◆ If the Tone Alert function {page 40} is ON for the B-band, it
overrides the Priority Scan function. This means that you cannot
monitor the received signal on the Priority Channels nor transmit
on the Priority Channels.
◆ Press and hold [MONI] to pause the Priority Scan when the
transceiver is not displaying a priority channel. Release [MONI]
to resume the Priority Scan.
◆ If you clear the Priority Channels {page 16}, the Priority Scan
stops.
◆ If you press any key other than the following keys while “Pr1” or
“Pr2” is blinking, the transceiver exits the Priority Scan: [LAMP],
[MONI], [A/B], [SQL], [BAL], [F] (1 s), and [PTT].
◆ If you perform the Visual Scan {below} while Priority Scan is
activated, the Priority Scan temporarily pauses.
INFORMATION CHANNEL SCAN
Information Channel Scan is similar to Group Scan.
However, it scans only Information channels.
1 Press [INFO].
•
The last Information channel you used is
recalled.
2 Press [INFO] (1 s) to start the Information
Channel Scan.
3 To stop the Information Channel Scan, press
[INFO].
•
VISUAL SCAN
While you are receiving, Visual Scan allows you to
monitor frequencies near the current operating
frequency. Visual Scan graphically displays the busy
status of all frequencies in the selected range on the
other band display area. You will see 6 different bargraph levels, for each frequency (channel) point that
represent relative S-meter levels.
The Visual Scan monitors ±5 channels (frequencies)
by centering on the current channel (frequency). In
this way, a total of 11 channels’ (frequencies’) signal
strength status are graphically displayed.
Note:
◆ When you perform the Visual Scan on the A-band, the
transceiver can output the audio. However, when you perform
the Visual Scan on the B-band, it cannot output the audio. The
S-meter does not reflect the signal strength, neither.
◆ When the VOX function is activated, you cannot perform the
Visual Scan.
◆ When the Visual Scan is in progress, the other scan functions.
USING VISUAL SCAN (VFO)
1 Select your desired band for Visual Scan.
2 Press [VFO].
3 Turn the Tuning control or press [ ]/ [ ] to select
your desired center frequency.
• The transceiver scans the 5 upper frequencies
and 5 lower frequencies using the current VFO
frequency step {page 37}.
4 Press [F], [INFO] to start Visual Scan (VFO).
If necessary, press [A/B] to select the B-band
and then press [VFO] or [MR] to select another
frequency (channel) for the B-band.
Note: The transceiver stops scanning in all modes when it detects a
signal.
•
•
The scanning frequency is displayed on the
current operating band and the relative
S-meter level of each frequency appears on
the other band display.
To pause Scan, press and hold [MONI]. While
the Visual Scan is paused, the center
frequency bar-graph blinks and you can
monitor the frequency. Release [MONI] to
resume the Visual Scan.
5 To change the current scanning frequency, Turn
the Tuning control or press [ ]/ [ ].
• The displayed frequency changes and the
cursor moves.
6 To stop the Visual Scan, press [F], [INFO].
Note:
◆ You can press [PTT] (or [CALL] if 1750 Hz is programmed) to
transmit during the scan if the center frequency is within the
transmission frequency range. The center bar-graph blinks while
transmitting.
◆ If the Fine Tuning function is ON, the Visual Scan cancels the
Fine Tuning function and automatically adjusts the frequency to
the next available frequency.
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USING VISUAL SCAN (MEMORY CHANNEL)
1 Press [MR] to enter Memory Recall mode.
2 Turn the Tuning control or press [ ]/ [ ] to select
your desired center memory channel.
3 Press [F], [INFO] to start the Visual Scan.
Note:
◆ The Program Scan memories (L0/U0 ~ L9/U9) and Priority
channels (Pr1 and Pr2) cannot be locked out.
◆ Even if a memory channel is locked out, you can perform the Call
Scan {page 25} between the Call channel and memory channel.
◆ If the same memory channel is recalled to the A and B-band, you
cannot lock out the channel.
SCAN RESUME METHOD
•
•
•
The transceiver start scanning the 5 upper
memory channels and 5 lower memory
channels, by centering the selected memory
channel.
The current scanning memory channel number
and frequency are displayed on the current
operating band. On the other band, the relative
S-meter level of each frequency channel is
displayed.
To pause Scan, press and hold [MONI]. While
the Visual Scan is paused, the center
frequency bar-graph blinks and you can
monitor the frequency. Release [MONI] to
resume the Visual Scan.
4 To change the current scanning channel, turn the
Tuning control or press [ ]/ [ ].
5 To stop the Visual Scan, press [F], [INFO].
Note:
◆ You can press [PTT] (or [CALL] if 1750 Hz is programmed) to
transmit during the scan if the center frequency is within the
transmission frequency range. The center bar-graph blinks while
transmitting.
◆ If 11 or more memory channels are stored, “s” and “t” do not
appear.
◆ Even if the Fine Tuning ON status is stored in the memory
channels, the Visual Scan (Memory Channel) starts.
The transceiver stops scanning at the frequency (or
memory channel) where a signal is detected. It then
continues or stops scanning according to which
resume mode you have selected.
•
Time-Operated mode (default)
The transceiver remains on a busy frequency (or
memory channel) for approximately 5 seconds,
then continues to scan, even if the signal is still
present.
•
Carrier-Operated mode
The transceiver remains on the busy frequency (or
memory channel) until the signal drops out. There
is a 2-second delay between signal dropout and
scan resumption.
•
Seek mode
The transceiver moves to a frequency or memory
channel where a signal is present and stops.
To change the scan resume method:
1 Press [MNU].
2 Turn the Tuning control or press [ ]/ [ ] to select
Menu No. 1 (SCAN RESUME).
MEMORY CHANNEL LOCKOUT
3 Press [ ] or [MNU].
You can lock out memory channels that you prefer
not to monitor during Memory Scan.
4 Turn the Tuning control or press [ ]/ [ ] to select
“TIME ” (Time-Operated mode), “CARRIER”
(Carrier-Operated mode), or “SEEK” (Seek mode).
1 Press [MR] to enter Memory Recall mode.
2 Turn the Tuning control or press [ ]/ [ ] to select
the memory channel to be locked out.
5 Press [ ] or [MNU] to store the setting.
Otherwise, press [ ] or [PTT] to cancel.
3 Press [F], [MHz].
• “ ” appears at the top right of the memory
channel number, indicating the channel is
locked out.
4 To unlock the memory channel, repeat steps 1 ~ 3.
• “ ” disappears.
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SELECTIVE CALL
CTCSS and DCS
CTCSS
You may sometimes want to hear calls from only
specific persons or groups. In this case, use the
selective call function. This transceiver is equipped
with CTCSS (Continuous Tone Coded Squelch
System) and DCS (Digital Coded Squelch). These
selective calls allow you to ignore (not hear)
unwanted calls from other persons who are using the
same frequency. The transceiver unmutes only when
it receives the signal having the same CTCSS tone or
DCS code.
A CTCSS tone is a sub-audible tone and is selectable
from among the 42 tone frequencies listed in the
table on the following page. The list includes 37 EIA
standard tones and 5 non-standard tones. You can
select one of the tones to use as a CTCSS tone.
Received
Not
Received
Not
Received
USING CTCSS
Press [TONE] until “CT” appears.
• Each time you press [TONE], the icon cycles as
follows: “ ” (TONE) ➞ “CT” (CTCSS) ➞ “DCS”
(DCS) ➞ “ ” (OFF) ➞ “ ” (TONE).
CTCSS frequency:
88.5 Hz
CTCSS frequency:
100.0 Hz
CTCSS frequency:
88.5 Hz
CTCSS/ DCS:
OFF
Note:
◆ CTCSS and DCS do not cause your conversation to be private or
scrambled. It only relieves you from listening to unwanted
conversations.
◆ CTCSS and DCS function in only FM mode.
When the CTCSS function is ON, you will hear calls
only when the selected CTCSS tone is received. To
answer the call, press and hold the PTT switch, then
speak into the microphone.
Note:
◆ You cannot use the CTCSS and Tone/ DCS functions
simultaneously. Switching the CTCSS function ON after having
activated the Tone/ DCS functions deactivates the Tone/ DCS
functions.
◆ If you select a high CTCSS frequency, receiving audio or noise
that contains the same frequency portions may cause CTCSS to
function incorrectly. To prevent noise from causing this problem,
select an appropriate squelch level {page 6}.
◆ While transmitting the 1750 Hz tone by pressing [CALL]
{page 13} , the transceiver does not transmit the CTCSS tone.
SELECTING A CTCSS FREQUENCY
1 While in CTCSS mode {above}, press [F],
[TONE].
•
The current CTCSS frequency appears.
2 Turn the Tuning control or press [ ]/ [ ] to select
your desired CTCSS frequency.
• The selectable CTCSS frequencies are the
same as those for the Tone frequency. Refer to
the table on the following page for the available
CTCSS frequencies.
3 Press [ ] or [MNU] to store the new setting.
Otherwise, press [ ] or [PTT] to cancel.
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CTCSS FREQ. ID SCAN
DCS
This function scans through all CTCSS frequencies to
identify the incoming CTCSS frequency on the
received signal. You may find this useful when you
cannot recall the CTCSS frequency that the other
persons in your group are using.
DCS is similar to CTCSS. However, instead of using
an analog audio tone, it uses a continuous subaudible digital waveform that represents a 3-digit
octal number. You can select a DCS code from
among the 104 DCS codes listed in the table below.
1 While the CTCSS function is ON, press [F],
[TONE] (1 s) to start the CTCSS Freq. ID Scan
function.
USING DCS
Press [TONE] until “DCS” appears.
• Each time you press [TONE], the icon cycles as
follows: “ ” (TONE) ➞ “CT” (CTCSS) ➞ “DCS”
(DCS) ➞ “ ” (OFF) ➞ “ ” (TONE).
•
•
•
To reverse the scan direction, turn the Tuning
control or press [ ]/ [ ].
To quit the function, press [ ] or [PTT].
When a CTCSS frequency is identified, the
identified frequency appears and blinks.
2 Press [ ] or [MNU] to program the identified
frequency in place of the current CTCSS
frequency. Otherwise, press [ ] if you do not
want to program the identified frequency.
• Turn the Tuning control or press [ ]/ [ ] while
the identified frequency is blinking to resume
scanning.
When the DCS function is ON, you will hear calls only
when the selected DCS code is received. To answer
the call, press and hold the PTT switch, then speak
into the microphone.
Note: You cannot use the DCS function and CTCSS/ Tone functions
simultaneously. Switching the DCS function ON after having
activated the CTCSS/ Tone functions deactivate the CTCSS/ Tone
functions.
SELECTING A DCS CODE
Available CTCSS frequencies
No.
Freq.
(Hz)
No.
Freq.
(Hz)
No.
Freq.
(Hz)
No.
Freq.
(Hz)
01
67.0
12
97.4
23
141.3
34
206.5
02
69.3
13
100.0
24
146.2
35
210.7
03
71.9
14
103.5
25
151.4
36
218.1
04
74.4
15
107.2
26
156.7
37
225.7
05
77.0
16
110.9
27
162.2
38
229.1
06
79.7
17
114.8
28
167.9
39
233.6
07
82.5
18
118.8
29
173.8
40
241.8
08
85.4
19
123.0
30
179.9
41
250.3
09
88.5
20
127.3
31
186.2
42
254.1
10
91.5
21
131.8
32
192.8
11
94.8
22
136.5
33
203.5
Note:
◆ Received signals are monitored through the speaker while
scanning is in progress.
◆ CTCSS Freq. ID Scan does not scan the tone if a signal is not
detected.
◆ If the CTCSS function is activated for both the A and B-band, the
scan speed may be slower.
1 While in DCS mode {above}, press [F], [TONE].
•
The current DCS code appears.
2 Turn the Tuning control or press [ ]/ [ ] to select
your desired DCS code.
• The available DCS codes are shown in the
following table.
023
025
026
031
032
036
043
047
051
053
054
065
071
072
073
074
114
115
116
122
125
131
132
134
143
145
152
155
156
162
165
172
174
205
212
223
225
226
243
244
245
246
251
252
255
261
263
265
266
271
274
306
311
315
325
331
332
343
346
351
356
364
365
371
411
412
413
423
431
432
445
446
452
454
455
462
464
465
466
503
506
516
523
526
532
546
565
606
612
624
627
631
632
654
662
664
703
712
723
731
732
734
743
754
3 Press [ ] or [MNU] to store the new setting.
Otherwise, press [ ] or [PTT] to cancel.
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DCS CODE ID SCAN
This function scans through all DCS codes to identify
the incoming DCS code on the received signal. You
may find this useful when you cannot recall the DCS
code that the other persons in your group are using.
1 While in DCS mode, press [F], [TONE] (1 s) to
start the DCS Code ID Scan function.
•
•
•
To reverse the scan direction, turn the Tuning
control or press [ ]/ [ ].
To quit the function, press [ ] or [PTT].
When a DCS code is identified, the identified
code appears and blinks.
2 Press [ ] or [MNU] to program the identified
frequency in place of the current DCS code.
Otherwise, press [ ] if you do not want to
program the identified code.
• Turn the Tuning control or press [ ]/ [ ] while
the identified DCS code is blinking to resume
scanning.
Note:
◆ Received signals are monitored through the speaker while
scanning is in progress.
◆ DCS Code ID Scan does not scan the code if a signal is not
detected.
◆ If the DCS function is activated for both the A and B-band, the
scan speed may be slower.
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DTMF FUNCTIONS
The keys on the keypad also function as DTMF keys;
the 12 keys found on a touch-tone phone plus
4 additional keys (A, B, C, D). This transceiver also
provides 10 dedicated DTMF memory channels. You
can store a DTMF number (16 digits max.) with a
memory name (8 digits max.) in each of the channels
to recall later for speed dialing.
Many repeaters in the U.S.A. and Canada offer a
service called Autopatch. You can access the public
telephone network via such a repeater by sending
DTMF tones. For further information, consult your
local repeater reference.
AUTOMATIC DIALER
If you use the 10 dedicated memory channels to store
DTMF numbers, you need not remember a long string
of digits.
STORING A DTMF NUMBER IN MEMORY
Note: Audible DTMF tones from other transceivers near you (or from
your own speaker) may be picked up by your microphone. If so, you
may fail to correctly program a DTMF number.
1 Press [MNU] to enter Menu mode.
2 Turn the Tuning control or press [ ]/ [ ] to select
Menu No. 10 (DTMF STORE).
MANUAL DIALING
Manual Dialing requires only two steps to send DTMF
tones.
3 Press [ ] or [MNU].
1 Press and hold the PTT switch to transmit.
2 While transmitting, press the keys in sequence on
the keypad to send DTMF tones.
• The corresponding DTMF tones are
transmitted and monitored through the speaker.
• While pressing keys on the keypad, the
transceiver remains in the TX mode. You do
not have to press [PTT] at the same time.
Freq.
(Hz)
1209
1336
1477
1633
697
1
2
3
A
770
4
5
6
B
852
7
8
9
C
0
#
D
941
DTMF TX HOLD
This function causes the transceiver to remain in
transmit mode for 2 seconds after you release each
key. So, you can release the PTT switch while
sending the DTMF tones.
1 Press [MNU] to enter Menu mode.
2 Turn the Tuning control or press [ ]/ [ ] to select
Menu No. 12 (DTMF HOLD).
3 Press [ ] or [MNU].
4 Turn the Tuning control or press [ ]/ [ ] to select
“ON”.
4 Turn the Tuning control or press [ ]/ [ ] to select
your desired DTMF memory channel number from
0 to 9.
5 Press [ ] or [MNU].
• The display for entering a memory name
appears; the first digit blinks.
• To skip naming the channel, press [ ] or
[MNU] again; jump to step 9.
6 Turn the Tuning control or press [ ]/ [ ] to select
a character. Refer to “NAMING A MEMORY
CHANNEL” {page 17} for the available characters
and the input method.
• You can enter alphanumeric characters plus
special ASCII characters.
• Press [MONI] to delete the charactor at the
cursor.
• You can also use the numeric keypad to enter
a character (special ASCII characters are not
available). For example, each press of [2]
switches entry as a, b, c, 2, A, B, C and then
back to a.
• While pressing and holding [LAMP], turn the
Tuning control to jump to the first character of
each ASCII character group {page 17}.
7 Press [ ] to move the cursor to the next digit.
5 Press [ ] or [MNU] to store the setting.
Otherwise, press [ ] or [PTT] to cancel.
8 Repeat steps 6 and 7 to enter up to 8 digits.
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•
•
•
Pressing [ ] after selecting the 8th digit
completes the programming.
To complete programming a name with less
than 8 digits, press [MNU] or [ ] twice.
Each press of [ ] causes the cursor to move
backward.
9 Press the keys in sequence on the keypad to
enter a DTMF number with up to 16 digits.
ADJUSTING THE DTMF TONE TRANSMISSION
SPEED
This transceiver allows you to configure the DTMF
number transmission speed between Fast (default)
and Slow. If a repeater cannot respond to the fast
speed, adjust this parameter.
1 Press [MNU] to enter Menu mode.
2 Turn the Tuning control or press [ ]/ [ ] to select
Menu No. 11 (DTMF SPD).
3 Press [ ] or [MNU].
•
•
You can also turn the Tuning control or press
[ ]/ [ ] to select the required DTMF number for
each digit. Select a space if you want to put a
pause.
Press [MONI] to delete a number at the cursor.
10 Press [ ] or [MNU] to complete the programming.
4 Turn the Tuning control or press [ ]/ [ ] to select
“FAST” (default) or “SLOW”.
• The tone duration of FAST is 50 ms and SLOW
is 100 ms.
5 Press [ ] or [MNU] to store the setting.
Otherwise, press [ ] or [PTT] to cancel.
ADJUSTING THE PAUSE DURATION
You can also change the pause duration (a space
digit) stored in memory channels; the default is
500 ms.
1 Press [MNU] to enter Menu mode.
You can confirm the stored DTMF number by using
steps 1 to 4.
TRANSMITTING A STORED DTMF NUMBER
1 While pressing and holding [PTT], press [MNU].
2 Release only [MNU], then turn the Tuning control
or press [ ]/ [ ] to select the desired DTMF
memory channel.
3 While still holding [PTT], press [ ] or [MNU] to
transmit the DTMF tones.
•
•
The number stored in the channel scrolls
across the display accompanied by DTMF
tones from the speaker.
After transmission, the frequency display is
restored.
If you do not need to confirm the memory channel
contents, press [0] to [9] instead of turning the
Tuning control or pressing [ ]/ [ ] in step 2 to select
a channel number. The stored DTMF number will be
immediately transmitted. You need not press [ ] or
[MNU] in step 3.
Note: If you select an empty DTMF memory channel and press
[MNU] or [ ], an error beep sounds and the frequency display is
restored.
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2 Turn the Tuning control or press [ ]/ [ ] to select
Menu No. 13 (DTMF PAUSE).
3 Press [ ] or [MNU].
4 Turn the Tuning control or press [ ]/ [ ] to select
100/ 250/ 500 (default)/ 750/ 1000/ 1500/ 2000
ms.
5 Press [ ] or [MNU] to store the setting.
Otherwise, press [ ] or [PTT] to cancel.
DTMF LOCK
Assuming you have a transceiver with the optional
speaker microphone installed and you are carrying it
in the holder or bag, you sometimes may want to
disable the keypad DTMF transmission to avoid
accidental DTMF transmission. In this case, turn the
DTMF Lock function ON.
1 Press [MNU] to enter Menu mode.
2 Turn the Tuning control or press [ ]/ [ ] to select
Menu No. 14 (DTMF LOCK).
3 Press [ ] or [MNU].
4 Turn the Tuning control or press [ ]/ [ ] to select
“ON”.
5 Press [ ] or [MNU] to store the setting.
Otherwise, press [ ] or [PTT] to cancel.
When this function is activated, you cannot transmit
DTMF tones using the DTMF keypad (including
[MNU]) during transmission.
UTILIZING THE B-BAND
ABOUT THE B-BAND
Usually you can communicate with other amateur
radio stations using A-band frequencies for receiving
and transmitting. This transceiver also features
another receiver in addition to the A-band transceiver.
The frequency for the B-band appears on the bottom
part of the display. Although the A-band transceiver
covers only the 2 m/ 1.25 m (TH-F6A only)/ 70 cm
amateur radio bands in FM mode, the B-band
receiver can receive signals from 100 kHz to
470 MHz in SSB, CW, FM, or AM mode, and from
470 MHz to 1.3 GHz in FM or AM mode.
In this way, you can monitor 2 different frequencies at
the same time. For example, you can listen to a local
FM broadcasting station on the B-band while you are
monitoring your club channel on the A-band.
■ B-band Frequency Coverage (TH-F6A)
Band
AM band
HF
If one of the A-band amateur radio bands is selected
for the B-band receiver in FM mode, you can also
transmit on the B-band frequency.
Frequency
Step
Mode
100 kHz ~ 520 kHz
5 kHz
AM
520 kHz ~ 1.8 MHz
10 kHz
AM
1.8 MHz ~ 3.5 MHz
AM
3.5 MHz ~ 4.0 MHz
LSB
4.0 MHz ~ 7.0 MHz
AM
7.0 MHz ~ 7.3 MHz
LSB
7.3 MHz ~ 10.1 MHz
AM
10.1 MHz ~ 10.15 MHz
CW
10.15 MHz ~ 14.0 MHz
AM
14.0 MHz ~ 14.35 MHz
USB
14.35 MHz ~ 18.068 MHz
100 Hz
(FINE ON) AM
18.068 MHz ~ 18.168 MHz
USB
18.168 MHz ~ 21.0 MHz
AM
21.0 MHz ~ 21.45 MHz
USB
B-BAND FREQUENCY
21.45 MHz ~ 24.89 MHz
AM
Since the B-band frequency coverage is so wide, the
default frequency band, mode, and frequency step
size are preprogrammed as shown below.
24.89 MHz ~ 24.99 MHz
USB
24.99 MHz ~ 28.0 MHz
AM
1 Press [A/B] to select B-band.
• The “s” icon moves, indicating which band is
currently selected for operation.
29.7 MHz ~ 50.0 MHz
25 kHz
50.0 MHz ~ 54.0 MHz
10 kHz
2 Press [BAND] until the desired frequency band
appears.
• Each time you press [BAND], the frequency
band cycles from the last band you selected to
the upper band frequency. When it reaches
the 23 cm band, it returns to the AM band.
• You can also press [ ]/ [ ] to select your
desired band in VFO mode {page 7}.
28.0 MHz ~ 29.7 MHz
6m
Note: You can also select one of the amateur radio bands to
transmit on the B-band frequency. However, you must be operating
in FM mode to transmit.
FM
FM band
54.0 MHz ~ 108.0 MHz
100 kHz FMW
Air band
108.0 MHz ~ 137.0 MHz
12.5 kHz
137.0 MHz ~ 144.0 MHz
5 kHz
144.0 MHz ~ 148.0 MHz
5 kHz
148.0 MHz ~ 174.0 MHz
5 kHz
174.0 MHz ~ 216.0 MHz
50 kHz
216.0 MHz ~ 220.0 MHz
12.5 kHz
220.0 MHz ~ 225.0 MHz
20 kHz
225.0 MHz ~ 400.0 MHz
12.5 kHz
400.0 MHz ~ 420.0 MHz
12.5 kHz
420.0 MHz ~ 450.0 MHz
25 kHz
450.0 MHz ~ 470.0 MHz
12.5 kHz
2m
VHF TV
1.25 m
70 cm
3 Turn the Tuning control or press [ ]/ [ ] to tune to
a desired frequency.
USB
UHF TV
23 cm
470.0 MHz ~ 806.0 MHz
50 kHz
806.0 MHz ~ 1240.0 MHz
12.5 kHz
1240.0 MHz ~ 1300.0 MHz
25 kHz
AM
FM
FMW
FM
FMW
FM
Note:
◆ By default, the Fine Tuning function is activated automatically for
1.8 MHz ~ 29.7 MHz.
◆ Cellular band is blocked due to government regulations.
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■ B-band Frequency Coverage (TH-F7E)
Band
AM band
HF
6m
SELECTING A MODE FOR THE B-BAND
Frequency
Step
Mode
100 kHz ~ 520 kHz
5 kHz
AM
520 kHz ~ 1.71 MHz
10 kHz
AM
1.71 MHz ~ 3.5 MHz
AM
3.5 MHz ~ 4.0 MHz
LSB
4.0 MHz ~ 7.0 MHz
AM
7.0 MHz ~ 7.3 MHz
LSB
7.3 MHz ~ 10.1 MHz
AM
10.1 MHz ~ 10.15 MHz
CW
10.15 MHz ~ 14.0 MHz
AM
14.0 MHz ~ 14.35 MHz
100 kHz ≤ f < 470 MHz
CW
100 kHz ≤ f < 470 MHz
AM
100 kHz ≤ f < 1.3 GHz
FM
100 kHz ≤ f < 1.3 GHz
WFM
29.7 MHz ≤ f < 1.3 GHz
USB
LSB/ USB/ CW/ AM/ FM/ WFM
18.168 MHz ~ 21.0 MHz
AM
To select the receiving mode for the B-band:
21.0 MHz ~ 21.45 MHz
USB
21.45 MHz ~ 24.89 MHz
AM
24.89 MHz ~ 24.99 MHz
USB
24.99 MHz ~ 28.0 MHz
AM
28.0 MHz ~ 29.7 MHz
USB
29.7 MHz ~ 46.0 MHz
5 kHz
FM
46.0 MHz ~ 50.0 MHz
50 kHz
FMW
50.0 MHz ~ 52.0 MHz
10 kHz
FM
52.0 MHz ~ 68.0 MHz
50 kHz
FMW
5 kHz
FM
50 kHz
FMW
Air band
108.0 MHz ~ 137.0 MHz
25 kHz
AM
137.0 MHz ~ 144.0 MHz
5 kHz
144.0 MHz ~ 146.0 MHz
12.5 kHz
146.0 MHz ~ 174.0 MHz
5 kHz
VHF TV
174.0 MHz ~ 230.0 MHz
50 kHz
FMW
1.25 m
230.0 MHz ~ 400.0 MHz
12.5 kHz
FM
400.0 MHz ~ 430.0 MHz
12.5 kHz
430.0 MHz ~ 440.0 MHz
25 kHz
440.0 MHz ~ 470.0 MHz
12.5 kHz
470.0 MHz ~ 862.0 MHz
50 kHz
862.0 MHz ~ 1240.0 MHz
12.5 kHz
1240.0 MHz ~ 1300.0 MHz
25 kHz
23 cm
LSB/ USB
14.35 MHz ~ 18.068 MHz
68.0 MHz ~ 87.5 MHz
UHF TV
Available Frequency Ranges
18.068 MHz ~ 18.168 MHz
87.5 MHz ~ 108.0 MHz
70 cm
Receiving Mode
100 Hz USB
(FINE ON) AM
FM band
2m
When using the B-band receiver, the following
receiving mode is available.
FM
FM
FMW
FM
Note: By default, the Fine Tuning function is activated automatically
for 1.71 MHz ~ 29.7 MHz.
1 Press [VFO].
2 Press [A/B] to select the B-band.
3 Press [BAND], then turn the Tuning control or
press [ ]/ [ ] to select the desired frequency.
4 Press [F], [BAND] repeatedly until you select the
desired receiving mode. The mode icon cycles
from FM ➞ WFM ➞ AM ➞ LSB ➞ USB ➞ CW,
and then goes back to FM.
Note:
◆ “FMN” appears in place of “FM” when you select “ON” for the
Menu No. 29 (FM NARROW) {page 39}.
◆ Select “WFM” when you receive the audio signal of the
broadcasting stations, such as FM or TV stations.
◆ If the Fine Tuning function is ON {page 35}, you cannot select FM
mode (FM/ NFM/ WFM). To select FM mode, turn the Fine
Tuning function OFF.
BAR ANTENNA
Although the supplied wide-band helical antenna is
used for receiving B-band frequencies, due to the
size and length limitation, it may not be suitable for
low HF band (below 10.1 MHz) reception. The
transceiver features a built-in bar antenna for the
reception frequency below 10.1 MHz. The
transceiver automatically switches to the bar antenna
when you select a frequency below 10.1 MHz for the
B-band. However, you can connect an external
antenna to the antenna connector instead.
To disable the built-in bar antenna below 10.1 MHz:
1 Press [MNU].
2 Turn the Tuning control or press [ ]/ [ ] to select
Menu No. 26 (BAR ANT).
3 Press [ ] or [MNU].
4 Turn the Tuning control or press [ ]/ [ ] to select
“DISABLED”.
5 Press [ ] or [MNU] to store the setting.
Note: The bar antenna is embedded in the base of the transceiver,
horizontally. The antenna has the same characteristics as a dipole
antenna. If the target station’s signal is weak, rotate the transceiver
to find the best receiving position.
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FINE TUNING
Note: The Fine Tuning frequency step size reflects all available
frequencies below 470 MHz for the B-band.
When you operate the B-band in LSB, USB, CW, or
AM mode, you can turn the Fine Tuning function ON.
You can further configure the Fine Tuning frequency
step size from 33 Hz, 100 Hz (default), 500 Hz, or
1000 Hz.
ACTIVATING FINE TUNING
To activate the Fine Tuning function:
1 Press [VFO].
2 Select a frequency (below 470 MHz) on
the B-band.
•
The operating mode must be LSB, USB, CW or
AM.
3 Press [FINE].
•
100 Hz digit appears.
4 Turn the Tuning control or press [ ]/ [ ] to tune to
a station.
Note:
◆ The Fine Tuning function works only when you operate the
frequency below 470 MHz.
◆ You cannot activate the Fine Tuning function on the A-band.
◆ The Fine Tuning function does not work in FM mode (FM/ WFM/
NFM).
◆ While in Fine Tuning mode, you cannot change the frequency
step size {page 37}, MHz mode {page 7}, and MHz Scan
{page 23}.
◆ When you perform the Visual Scan {page 26} or direct frequency
entry (excluding the same frequency band) {page 7}, the
transceiver exits Fine Tuning mode.
◆ Simply turning the Fine Tuning function OFF will not change the
current frequency or display. However, when you change the
frequency, the transceiver will use the currently selected
frequency step size {page 37} and adjust the frequency
accordingly, removing the transceiver from a finely tuned
frequency.
■ Selecting a Fine Tuning Frequency Step
You can select Fine Tuning frequency step from
33 Hz, 100 Hz (default), 500 Hz, or 1000 Hz.
To select the Fine Tuning frequency step size:
1 Select a frequency on the B-band.
2 While the Fine Tuning mode is activated, press
[F], [FINE].
• The current frequency step size appears.
3 Turn the Tuning control or press [ ]/ [ ] to
select your desired frequency step from 33 Hz,
100 Hz (default), 500 Hz, or 1000 Hz.
4 Press [ ] or [MNU] to store the new setting.
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OPERATOR CONVENIENCES
APO (Auto Power OFF)
BATTERY LIFE
The transceiver switches OFF automatically if no
keys or controls are pressed or adjusted, and no
signal is received for 30 minutes (default). 1 minute
before the transceiver switches OFF, warning beeps
sound for a few seconds and “APO” blinks. Then, the
transceiver turns OFF automatically. You can select
the APO time from OFF (disable), 30 (default), and
60 minutes.
Before you operate the transceiver outside using a
battery pack, it is important to know how long you can
operate the transceiver. The following operating time
is measured under the condition of TX: 6 seconds,
RX: 6 seconds, and Stand-by: 48 seconds cycles.
We recommend you carrying extra battery packs, in
case the battery pack is discharged.
1 Press [MNU].
2 Turn the Tuning control or press [ ]/ [ ] to select
Menu No. 18 (APO).
3 Press [ ] or [MNU].
4 Turn the Tuning control or press [ ]/ [ ] to select
the APO time from OFF, 30, or 60 minutes.
5 Press [ ] or [MNU] to store the setting.
Otherwise, press [ ] or [PTT] to cancel.
Note:
◆ The APO function does not work if the transceiver is scanning.
◆ When Tone Alert is ON, APO does not turn the power OFF.
◆ The APO timer starts counting down the time when no key
presses, no control adjustments, and no command (SP/MIC jack)
sequences are detected.
◆ The APO warning beep sounds even if Menu No. 19 (KEY
BEEP) {page 37} is selected “OFF”.
Battery
Type
PB-42L
(7.4 V)
BT-13
(6.0 V)
Output
Power
H
L
EL
H
L
EL
Operating Time/
Hours (Approx.)
2m
1.25 m
70 cm
6.5
6.0
6.0
12.0
11.5
11.5
16.0
15.5
14.5
5.0
6.0
8.0
BATTERY REMAINING
You can confirm the remaining battery capacity using
this function. Confirm the battery type {below} prior to
use this function. To check the remaining capacity:
1 Press [F], [LOW].
ATTENUATOR
The attenuator function is useful when extremely
strong signals exist nearby your receiving frequency.
When these type of signals are present, the receiver
gain control may be erroneously controlled and
overloaded by the strong signals, rather than by the
target receiving signal. If this happens, the target
receiving signal can be masked and buried by the
strong signals. In this case, turn the Attenuator
(approx. 20 dB) function ON. However, as a side
effect, the target signal is also attenuated. You may
have to adjust the VOL control to increase the audio
output level when it is ON.
1 Press [F], [MONI].
•
The battery remaining indicator appears.
: High battery power
: Medium battery power
: Low battery power
: Needs recharging or replace the
batteries
2 Press [ ] or [MNU] to exit the Battery remaining
display mode.
Note: If you press [F], [LOW] while charging, “CHARGE” or
“STANDBY” appears {page 2}.
BATTERY TYPE
•
“ATT ON” appears for 2 seconds on the display
and the mode indicator starts blinking.
2 To turn the attenuator function OFF, press [F],
[MONI] again.
•
The mode indicator quits blinking.
Note:
◆ When the attenuator function is ON, both A and B-band, are
attenuated. You cannot set the attenuator function independently
for each band.
◆ “ATT ON” does not appear while scanning.
Before estimating the remaining battery capacity, set
the battery type in Menu No. 30 (BATTERY) to the
same type of battery that your are using (either
Lithium or alkaline).
1 Press [MNU].
2 Turn the Tuning control or press [ ]/ [ ] to select
Menu No. 30 (BATTERY).
3 Press [ ] or [MNU].
4 Turn the Tuning control or press [ ]/ [ ] to select
the battery type from “LITHIUM” and “ALKALINE”.
5 Press [ ] or [MNU] to store the setting.
Otherwise, press [ ] or [PTT] to cancel.
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Note: Use the PB-42L (Lithium battery pack) within the temperature
range of –10°C ~ 50°C (14°F ~ 122°F).
BATTERY SAVER
Battery Saver extends the operating time of the
transceiver. It automatically activates when the
squelch is closed and no key is pressed for more
than 10 seconds. To reduce the battery consumption,
it shuts the receiver circuit OFF for the programmed
time then momentarily turn it back ON to detect a
signal. To program the receiver shut-off period for the
battery saver:
1 Press [MNU].
2 Turn the Tuning control or press [ ]/ [ ] to select
Menu No. 17 (BAT SAVER).
3 Press [ ] or [MNU].
4 Turn the Tuning control or press [ ]/ [ ] to select
the receiver shut-off period from OFF, 0.2, 0.4,
0.6, 0.8, 1.0 (default), 2.0, 3.0, 4.0, and
5.0 seconds.
5 Press [ ] or [MNU] to store the setting.
Otherwise, press [ ] or [PTT] to cancel.
Note:
◆ The longer the period, the more you can save the battery
consumption. However, there is a greater chance of missing a
signal.
◆ When the DC IN jack is used, the Battery Saver function is
automatically turned OFF.
◆ The Battery Saver function does not work while scanning.
◆ The Battery Saver function does not work in USB/ LSB/ CW.
1 Press [MNU].
2 Turn the Tuning control or press [ ]/ [ ] to select
Menu No. 19 (KEY BEEP).
3 Press [ ] or [MNU].
4 Turn the Tuning control or press [ ]/ [ ] to select
“OFF”.
5 Press [ ] or [MNU] to store the setting.
Otherwise, press [ ] or [PTT] to cancel.
The transceiver generates the following warning
beeps even if the beep function is turned OFF.
•
•
•
•
APO warning beeps {page 36}
DC voltage error {page 2}
PLL circuit malfunctions
Time-Out timer warning beep {page 40}
Note: The beep output level is linked to the VOL control position.
DISPLAY CONTRAST
You can adjust the LCD contrast level from
1 (weakest) to 16 (strongest) by accessing Menu
No. 16 (CONTRAST). The default level is 8.
1 Press [MNU].
2 Turn the Tuning control or press [ ]/ [ ] to select
Menu No. 16 (CONTRAST).
3 Press [ ] or [MNU].
4 Turn the Tuning control or press [ ]/ [ ] to adjust
the LCD contrast.
BEAT SHIFT
Since the transceiver uses a microprocessor to
control various functions of the transceiver, the CPU
clock oscillator’s harmonics or image may appear on
some spots of the receiving frequencies. In this case,
turn the Beat Shift function ON.
1 Press [MNU].
2 Turn the Tuning control or press [ ]/ [ ] to select
Menu No. 25 (BEAT SHIFT).
3 Press [ ] or [MNU].
4 Turn the Tuning control or press [ ]/ [ ] to select
“ON”.
•
The relative contrast level appears on the bargraph.
5 Press [ ] or [MNU] to store the setting.
Otherwise, press [ ] or [PTT] to cancel.
Note: If you continuously transmit or leave the transceiver sitting in a
hot atmosphere, the background of the LCD display may turn grey
and the contrast will become reduced. In this case, turn the
transceiver OFF or let the transceiver cool down for a while. After the
transceiver cools down, the LCD display returns normal.
5 Press [ ] or [MNU] to store the setting.
Otherwise, press [ ] or [PTT] to cancel.
FREQUENCY STEP SIZE
BEEP FUNCTION
Choosing the correct frequency step size is essential
in order to select your exact receive frequency using
the Tuning control or pressing [ ]/ [ ]. You can
select your desired frequency step size from:
The Beep function provides you confirmation of entry,
error status, and malfunctions of the transceiver. We
recommend you leave it ON in order to detect
erroneous operations and malfunctions.
However, to turn the beep function OFF:
5 kHz, 6.25 kHz, 8.33 kHz (Air band only),
9 kHz (AM band only), 10 kHz, 12.5 kHz, 15 kHz,
20 kHz, 25 KHz, 30 kHz, 50 kHz, 100 kHz.
Note: 5 KHz, 6.25 kHz, and 15 kHz step size cannot be used on the
frequency above 470 MHz.
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The default step size for the amateur radio bands are
as follows.
Band
A-band
B-band
Amateur Radio
Band
2m
1.25 m
70 cm
2m
1.25 m
70 cm
23 cm
TH-F6A
TH-F7E
5 kHz
20 kHz
25 kHz
5 kHz
20 kHz
25 kHz
25 kHz
12.5 kHz
—
25 kHz
12.5 kHz
12.5 kHz
25 kHz
25 kHz
For the B-band, refer to pages 33 and 34 for the
default frequency step size in the various frequency
bands. The transceiver stores the frequency step
size parameter for each band independently. You can
also further fine tune the frequency in LSB, USB, AM,
and CW modes on the B-band {page 34}.
•
The following keys cannot be locked:
[LAMP], [MONI], [SQL], [PTT], [F] (1 s),
[ ] (POWER) and [F] then [LAMP].
2 Press [F] (1 s) to unlock the keys.
Note:
◆ The Tuning control is also locked. To unlock the Tuning control
while the Lock function is ON, access Menu No. 7 (TUNE
ENABLE) and select “ON”.
◆ You cannot perform the Microprocessor reset {page 50} while the
Lock function is ON.
◆ Microphone PF keys {below} work even if the Lock function is
ON.
TUNE ENABLE
Even if the Lock function is ON, you sometimes may
want to turn the Tuning control to change the
frequency. In this case, turn the Tune Enable
function ON.
To change the frequency step size:
1 Press [MNU].
1 Press [F], [FINE].
2 Turn the Tuning control or press [ ]/ [ ] to select
Menu No. 7 (TUNE ENABLE).
•
The current frequency step size appears.
2 Turn the Tuning control or press [ ]/ [ ] to select
your desired frequency step size.
3 Press [ ] or [MNU] to store the setting.
Otherwise, press [ ] or [PTT] to cancel.
Note: If you change to a frequency step size that does not match the
current operating frequency, the transceiver automatically adjusts the
frequency to match the new frequency step size.
3 Press [ ] or [MNU].
4 Turn the Tuning control or press [ ]/ [ ] to select
“ON”.
5 Press [ ] or [MNU] to store the setting.
Otherwise, press [ ] or [PTT] to cancel.
MICROPHONE PF KEYS (OPTIONAL)
LAMP
To illuminate the transceiver:
Press [LAMP].
• Approximately 5 seconds after releasing [LAMP],
the light goes OFF if no other key is pressed.
• Pressing any key, including [PTT] other than
[LAMP] while the display is lit, restarts the
5-second timer.
• Pressing [LAMP] turns the light OFF immediately.
To keep the light ON continuously:
Press [F], [LAMP].
• The light remains ON until you press [F], [LAMP]
again.
LOCK FUNCTION
The lock function disables most of the keys to prevent
you from accidentally activating a function.
If you have an optional SMC-33 or SMC-34 speaker
microphone, you can access many transceiver
settings without using transceiver keys or controls.
The 1, 2, and 3 keys located on the top of the
microphone are programmable with the transceiver
key (or key combination) functions. The default
assignments are as follows.
Mic [1]: A/B
Mic [2]: VFO/ MR
Mic [3]: CALL (TH-F6A)/ 1750 Hz (TH-F7E)
Note:
◆ Turn the transceiver OFF before connecting the optional speaker
microphone.
◆ If the LOCK switch on the rear of the microphone is ON, you
must move the switch to the OFF position to program the keys.
1 Press one of the following key combinations to reprogram the keys on the speaker microphone.
•
•
•
Press Mic [1]+[
Press Mic [2]+[
Press Mic [3]+[
] (POWER) to re-program Mic [1]
] (POWER) to re-program Mic [2]
] (POWER) to re-program Mic [3]
1 Press [F] (1 s).
•
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“
” appears when this function is ON.
2 Press a key or key combination you want to
assign to the function key.
11 OPERATOR CONVENIENCES
[KEY]
[F] + [KEY]
Note:
◆ When you select “9600” bps for the Menu No. 28 (PACKET) , the
operating mode temporarily returns to a normal FM mode.
◆ You can store the narrow band FM operation status to each
amateur radio band.
LAMP
REV
LAMP2
MN.IN
MONI
MN<->f
BATT
L.OUT
LOW
MHz
MODE
STEP
BAND
FINE
DUAL
A/B
VFO
VISUAL
M>V
INFO
MR
VOX
M.IN
You can change the greeting message (a maximum
of 8 characters) when the transceiver is turned ON.
SQL
CALL3
PRI
C.IN
1 Press [MNU].
T.SEL
ATT
2 Turn the Tuning control or press [ ]/ [ ] to select
Menu No. 15 (PWR-ON MSG).
BAL
1750 Hz
TONE
/
MNU
/
3
1
POWER-ON MESSAGE
SHIFT
1
Tuning control (Up or Down) can be also programmed.
The light stays ON until you press the key again {above}.
3 Both keys cannot be assigned to the PF keys at the same time
(TH-F7E only).
3 Press [ ] or [MNU].
•
The current message and entry cursor appear.
2
You can also press [PTT] to assign a function key to
alternate VFO and Memory Recall mode.
MONITOR
When you are receiving while the squelch function is
ON, weak signals may become intermittent.
Or, if the CTCSS or DCS function is ON, you may
want to disable the squelch function temporarily to
monitor the current channel activities.
In these cases, use the Monitor function to disable
the squelch function temporarily.
To activate the Monitor function:
1 Press and hold [MONI].
•
The speaker is unmuted and you can monitor
the signals.
2 Release [MONI] key to return to normal operation.
NARROW BAND FM OPERATION
By default, if you select FM mode, the transceiver
operates in normal FM deviation (±5 kHz) mode for
both transmission and reception. You can also
operate the transceiver in narrow band FM deviation
(±2.5 kHz) mode on 2 m, 1.25 m (TH-F6A only), and
70 cm bands for both A and B-bands. To operate the
transceiver in narrow band FM:
1 Press [MNU].
4 Turn the Tuning control or press [ ]/ [ ] to select
the first character.
• You can enter alphanumeric characters plus
special ASCII characters. Refer to the table on
page 17 for the available characters.
• For other method of selecting characters, refer
to “NAMING A MEMORY CHANNEL” step 3 on
page 17.
5 Press [ ].
• The cursor moves to the next digit.
6 Repeat steps 4 and 5 to enter up to 8 digits.
• Pressing [ ] after selecting the 8th digit
completes the programming.
• To complete programming before entering the
characters less than 8 digits, press [MNU] or
[ ] twice. To cancel, press [ ] or [PTT].
• Press [ ] to move the cursor backward.
PROGRAMMABLE VFO
If you want to limit the operating frequencies within a
certain range, program the upper and lower
frequency limits to the program VFO parameters. For
example, if you select 144 MHz for the lower limit and
145 MHz for the upper limit, the tunable range will be
limited from 144.000 MHz to 145.995 MHz.
2 Turn the Tuning control or press [ ]/ [ ] to select
Menu No. 29 (FM NARROW).
1 Press [A/B] to select the A-band.
3 Press [ ] or [MNU].
3 Press [BAND] until you select the desired
amateur radio band to configure the
programmable VFO frequency range.
4 Turn the Tuning control or press [ ]/ [ ] to select
“ON”.
5 Press [ ] or [MNU] to store the setting.
Otherwise, press [ ] or [PTT] to cancel.
When narrow band FM operation is ON, “FMN”
appears instead of “FM”.
2 Press [VFO].
4 Press [MNU].
5 Turn the Tuning control or press [ ]/ [ ] to select
Menu No. 4 (PROG VFO).
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11 OPERATOR CONVENIENCES
•
The current programmable frequency range for
the band appears.
6 Press [ ] or [MNU].
7 Turn the Tuning control or press [ ]/ [ ] to select
the lower limit frequency in MHz.
8 Press [ ] or [MNU] to store the lower limit
frequency. To cancel, press [ ] or [PTT].
•
TONE ALERT
Tone Alert provides an audible alarm when signals
are received on the frequency you are monitoring. In
addition, it shows the number of hours and minutes
elapsed after signals have been received. If you use
Tone Alert with CTCSS or DCS, it sounds only when
a received CTCSS tone or DCS code matches the
tone or code you selected.
1 Select your desired frequency or memory channel.
2 Press [F], [ENT].
•
“
” icon appears.
•
When a signal is received, an alarm sounds for
10 seconds and “ ” icon starts blinking.
•
Press [PTT] while “ ” icon is blinking to turn
the Tone Alert function OFF.
•
When 99 hours and 59 minutes pass after a
signal has been received, counting stops.
•
Each time a new signal is received, the
elapsed time resets to 00:00.
The cursor moves to the right and the upper
limit frequency blinks.
9 Turn the Tuning control or press [ ]/ [ ] to select
the upper limit frequency in MHz.
10 Press [ ] or [MNU] to store the upper limit
frequency. To cancel, press [ ] or [PTT].
Note:
◆ Programmable VFO is available only for A-band.
◆ You cannot program the 100 kHz or lower digits.
◆ The upper limit frequency cannot be selected lower than the
selected lower limit frequency.
SINGLE BAND OPERATION
If you do not want to use the A and B-band receivers
at the same time, you can turn the A or B-band
receiver OFF.
1 Press [A/B] to select the band you want to
operate.
2 Press [F], [A/B].
•
The frequency of the selected band appears in
large font and the other band receiver is turned
OFF and muted.
•
You can also press [A/B] to alternate the A and
B-band.
Note:
◆ While Tone Alert is ON, there is no speaker output when a signal
is received. To monitor the signal, press and hold [MONI].
◆ When Tone Alert is ON, APO does not turn the power OFF.
◆ If you switch the transceiver OFF while “ ” icon is blinking, the
transceiver does not back the elapsed time.
◆ When Tone Alert is ON, you can use only the following functions:
[LAMP], [MONI], [SQL], [A/B], [F] then [LAMP], and [F] then
[ENT].
TX INHIBIT
3 To return to normal dual-band operation, press [F],
[A/B] again.
You can inhibit the transmission to prevent
unauthorized individuals from transmitting, or to
eliminate accidental transmissions while carrying the
transceiver.
1 Press [MNU].
TIME-OUT TIMER
2 Turn the Tuning control or press [ ]/ [ ] to select
Menu No. 8 (TX INHIBIT).
The Time-out Timer limits the time of each
transmission. The built-in time-out timer limits each
transmission time to a maximum of 10 minutes. Just
before the transceiver stops the transmission, a
warning beep sounds. It is necessary to protect the
transceiver from thermal damage. You cannot turn
this function OFF.
3 Press [ ] or [MNU].
Note: A warning beep sounds even if you select Menu No. 19 (KEY
BEEP) OFF.
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4 Turn the Tuning control or press [ ]/ [ ] to select
“ON”.
5 Press [ ] or [MNU] to store the setting.
Otherwise, press [ ] or [PTT] to cancel.
•
“TX INHIBIT!” appears and an error beep
sounds if you press [PTT] while TX Inhibit is
activated.
11 OPERATOR CONVENIENCES
◆
TX POWER
You can also set the volume balance while in Single Band
Operation {page 40}.
To change the transmission output power:
Press [LOW].
• Each time you press [LOW], the icon cycles from
H ➞ L ➞ EL, and then goes back to H.
The output power varies depending on the battery
type and operating voltage. The table below shows
the approximate output power when the transceiver
operates with different types of battery or DC power
source.
Battery
Type
Output Power
Selection
Output Power (Approx.)
H
L
EL
H
L
EL
H
L
EL
0.5 W
0.3 W
0.05 W
5.0 W
0.5 W
0.05 W
5.0 W
2.0 W
0.5 W
BT-14
(6.0 V)
PB-42L
(7.4 V)
DC IN
(13.8 V)
TH-F6A/ TH-F7E
Note:
◆ You can store the TX Power settings independently for A and
B-band.
◆ If the DC IN voltage exceeds 14.5 V DC and “H” (High Power) is
selected, “H” icon blinks and the output power is reduced to “L”
level (Low Power) automatically.
VOLUME BALANCE
While you are receiving on the A and B-bands at the
same time, you may sometimes feel that the audio
output on either band is too loud. You can adjust the
volume balance level of the bands.
1 Press [BAL].
• The balance scale and blinking cursor appear.
VOX (VOICE-OPERATED TRANSMIT)
VOX eliminates the necessity of manually switching
to the transmit mode each time you want to transmit.
The transceiver automatically switches to transmit
mode when the VOX circuitry senses that you have
begun speaking into the microphone.
When you operate the VOX function, you must use
an optional accessory, HMC-3 or KHS-21. Because
both the internal speaker and microphone are too
near to be used for the VOX function.
To turn the VOX function ON:
Press [F], [SQL].
• “VOX” appears.
•
To exit VOX mode, press [F], [SQL] again.
Note:
◆ You cannot turn the VOX function ON while the Visual Scan
{pages 26, 27} is activated.
◆ While the VOX function is ON, the Menu No. 28 (PACKET)
settings return to 1200 bps {page 45}.
◆ While the VOX function is ON, you cannot use [ ]/ [ ]/ [ ]/ [ ]
to adjust other settings, such as the frequency and operating
band.
◆ While in the Menu mode {page 9}, the VOX function is disabled
temporarily.
◆ Since the VOX circuit must detect the presence of your voice,
you may notice a slight delay in transmission. The very first part
of your message may not be transmitted.
◆ Turn the HMC-3’s VOX function OFF when you use the internal
VOX function.
VOX GAIN
To enjoy the VOX function, take the time to properly
adjust the VOX Gain. This level controls the VOX
circuit to detect the presence or absence of your
voice. There are 2 ways of adjusting the VOX Gain.
When the VOX function is already ON:
1 Press [ ]/ [ ] to select the desired VOX Gain from
0 (least sensitive) to 9 (most sensitive).
2 Turn the Tuning control or press [ ]/ [ ] to
change the volume balance level of the bands.
A-band Max
B-band Mute
Max
Att
Max
Max
Att
Max
Mute
Max
Max: Maximum, Mute: Muted, Att: Attenuated
3 Press [ ] or [MNU] to store the setting.
Otherwise, press [ ] to cancel without changing
the current settings.
Note:
◆ If TNC is selected for Menu No. 9 (SP/MIC JACK), the squelch
status (REM/ SQ) changes based on your volume balance
settings {pages 45, 46}.
•
The VOX Gain level numbers, “G: 4” changes
accordingly (default is 4).
2 While speaking into the microphone using your
normal tone of voice, adjust the VOX Gain by
pressing [ ]/ [ ] until the transceiver reliably
switches to transmit mode each time you speak.
• The setting should not allow background noise
to switch the transceiver to transmit mode.
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From the Menu:
1 Press [MNU].
2 Turn the Tuning control or press [ ]/ [ ] to select
Menu No. 21 (VOX GAIN).
3 Press [ ] or [MNU].
4 Turn the Tuning control or press [ ]/ [ ] to select
the desired VOX Gain (default is 4).
Note:
◆ If you press [PTT] while the VOX function is ON, the VOX Delay
Time is not reflected to the transmission.
◆ If you press [CALL] (if 1750 Hz is programmed) {page 13} to
transmit 1750 Hz tone, the VOX Delay Time is not reflected.
◆ If the DCS function {page 29} is ON, the transceiver remains in
the transmission mode for the VOX Delay Time, then it sends
“Turn-Off Code” to close the receiving parties squelch.
VOX ON BUSY
You can configure the transceiver to force VOX
transmission even if the transceiver is receiving a
signal on A or B-band.
1 Press [MNU].
•
•
The selectable gain range is from 0 (least
sensitive) to 9 (most sensitive).
The setting should not allow background noise
to switch the transceiver to transmit mode.
5 Press [ ] or [MNU] to store the setting.
Otherwise, press [ ] or [PTT] to cancel.
2 Turn the Tuning control or press [ ]/ [ ] to select
Menu No. 20 (VOXonBUSY).
3 Press [ ] or [MNU].
4 Turn the Tuning control or press [ ]/ [ ] to select
“ON”.
VOX DELAY TIME
If the transceiver returns to receive mode too quickly
after you stop speaking, your final word may not be
transmitted. To avoid this, select an appropriate
delay time that allows all of your words to be
transmitted. However, do not make the delay overly
long. There are 2 ways of adjusting the VOX Delay
Time.
When the VOX function is already ON:
Press [ ]/ [ ] to select the desired delay time from
250, 500 (default), 750, 1000, 1500, 2000 and
3000 ms.
•
The VOX Delay Time, “D: 500ms” changes
accordingly.
From the Menu:
1 Press [MNU].
2 Turn the Tuning control or press [ ]/ [ ] to select
Menu No. 22 (VOX DELAY).
3 Press [ ] or [MNU].
4 Turn the Tuning control or press [ ]/ [ ] to select
the desired delay time from 250, 500 (default),
750, 1000, 1500, 2000 and 3000 ms.
5 Press [ ] or [MNU] to store the setting.
Otherwise, press [ ] or [PTT] to cancel.
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•
To suppress the VOX transmission when the
transceiver is receiving a signal, select “OFF”.
5 Press [ ] or [MNU] to store the setting.
Otherwise, press [ ] or [PTT] to cancel.
Note: You can press [PTT] or [CALL] (if 1750 Hz is programmed) to
transmit, regardless of Menu No. 20 (VOXonBUSY) settings.
WIRELESS REMOTE CONTROL (TH-F6A ONLY)
If you also have a KENWOOD multi-band mobile
transceiver, you can control one of its bands by
sending DTMF tones from this portable transceiver.
You will find this function useful when you want to
control your mobile transceiver from a location
outside your vehicle.
10 Make the transceiver enter Remote Control mode.
• For the method, refer to the instruction manual
of the mobile transceiver.
Note:
◆ You can remotely control only mobile transceivers that have both
the DTSS and Remote Control functions.
◆ The FCC rules permit you to send control codes only on the
70 cm band.
When in the Remote Control mode, the keys of the
transceiver will function as below. Each time you
press a key, the transceiver will automatically enter
transmit mode and send the corresponding command
to the mobile transceiver.
CONTROL OPERATION
PREPARATION
Let us assume the 2 m band of the mobile transceiver
will be controlled.
On the portable transceiver:
1
2
3
A
REV ON1
TONE ON
CTCSS ON
ENT
4
5
6
B
REV OFF
1 Press [PTT]+[VFO]+[ ] (POWER).
• The current secret access code number
appears. The default is 000.
2
2 Press a numeric key (0 to 9) to enter a 3-digit
secret number.
• You can also turn the Tuning control or press
[ ]/ [ ] to select each digit. Press [ ] (or [ ])
to move the cursor to the next (or previous)
digit.
3 When the cursor is at the right most position,
press [ ] to complete the setting.
4 Press [BAND] to select the 70 cm band.
5 Turn the Tuning control to select the transmit
frequency.
6 Turn a transceiver power OFF.
7 Press [PTT]+[MR]+[ ] (POWER).
• The transceiver enters Remote Control mode.
“MOBILE CTRL” appears.
•
To exit Remote Control mode, repeat steps 6
and 7.
TONE OFF CTCSS OFF TONE SEL
7
8
9
C
CALL
VFO
MR
(REP ON)2
0
#
D
LOW
UP
(REP OFF)2
DOWN
1
1
TM-V7A/ TM-D700A: REV ON/ OFF
TS-2000/ TS-B2000: DCS ON/ OFF
Other mobile transceiver: TONE ALERT ON/ OFF
Switches Repeater function ON/ OFF if the mobile
transceiver supports this function.
To change the transmit/ receive frequency:
[VFO] ➡ [ENT] ➡ [0] ~ [9] (enter the necessary
digits) ➡ [ENT]
Or
[VFO] ➡ [UP]/ [DOWN]
To recall a memory channel:
[MR] ➡ [ENT] ➡ [0] ~ [9] (enter the necessary digits)
➡ [ENT]
Or
[MR] ➡ [UP]/ [DOWN]
To change the tone (or CTCSS) frequency:
[TONE SEL] ➡ [0] ~ [9] (enter 2 digits; ex. [0], [5]) ➡
[TONE SEL]
• Refer to the Tone frequency table on your mobile
transceiver for the Tone number.
• Your mobile transceiver may require you to first
activate the Tone or CTCSS function. It may also
allow you to program a separate tone and CTCSS
frequency. Refer to the instruction manual of the
mobile transceiver.
On the mobile transceiver:
8 Program the DTSS code on the 70 cm band as the
secret number.
• Select the same number as you selected in
step 2.
• For the programming method, refer to the
instruction manual of the mobile transceiver.
9 Select the receive frequency on the 70 cm band.
• Mate this frequency with the transmit frequency
on the portable transceiver.
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OPTIONAL ACCESSORIES
BT-13
Battery Case (4 AA/ LR6)
EMC-3
Clip Microphone with
Earphone
HMC-3
Headset (with VOX/ PTT)
KHS-21
Headset
PB-42L
Li-ion Battery Pack
(7.4 V, 1550 mAh)
PG-2W
DC Power Cable
PG-3J
Cigarette Lighter Power
Cable
SMC-32
Speaker Microphone
SMC-33
Speaker Microphone (with
PF keys)
SMC-34
Speaker Microphone (with
PF keys and VOL control)
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INTERFACING TO PERIPHERALS
■ SP/MIC
SELECTING SP/MIC JACK FUNCTION
27k
SW-3
2.5 mm
Plug
SP
Speaker
TH-F6A/ TH-F7E
3.5 mm
Plug
MIC
10 µF
3.5 V
1 Press [MNU] to enter Menu mode.
PTT
Unless you connect the transceiver to a TNC or PC,
the default setting of the SP/MIC jack function (Menu
No. 9), “SP/MIC” works fine. However, if you want to
interface to a different type of peripheral, configure
the SP/MIC jack function:
10k
You can further configure the transceiver to interface
to a high speed (9600 bps) TNC that requires a direct
FM modulation {below}.
SW-2
If you plug the speaker microphone or headset
into the SP/MIC jack, access Menu No. 9 and
select “SP/MIC” (default). To emulate the
programmable function keys using external keys
in order to control the transceiver, refer to the
circuit diagram below {page 38}.
SW-1 3.9k
The SP/MIC jack on the transceiver can be
configured to interface to various kind of the
peripherals available for the transceiver, such as a
speaker microphone (SMC-32/ 33/ 34), PC interface
cable and a TNC. Access Menu No. 9 (SP/MIC
JACK) and select the peripheral type from “SP/MIC”,
“TNC”, and “PC”.
LOCK SW
SP/MIC JACK
Note 1
Note 2
Microphone
2 Turn the Tuning control or press [ ]/ [ ] to select
Menu No. 9 (SP/MIC JACK).
Note 1:
3 Press [ ] or [MNU].
Voltage is developed across a 100Ω resistor on the 3.5 V line in
the transceiver. When 2 mA flows, approximately 3.3 V is
developed.
4 Turn the Tuning control or press [ ]/ [ ] to select
the appropriate peripheral type from “SP/MIC”
(default), “TNC”, and “PC”.
SP/MIC
Function
Peripheral Type
SP/MIC
Speaker microhone, headset,
earphone, TNC without a squelch
status support
TNC
TNC with a squelch status support
PC
PC with the memory channel control
software for the transceiver
5 Press [ ] or [MNU] to store the setting.
Otherwise, press [ ] or [PTT] to cancel.
• If necessary, configure and select the
additional settings.
6 Press [
■ TNC
If you want to utilize the squelch status on your
TNC, access Menu No. 9 and select “TNC”. From
the TNC, make the interface cable that connects
to SP/PRD, MIC/PKD, PTT, REM/SQ, and GND
on the transceiver SP/MIC jack terminal. In
addition, if your TNC supports 9600 bps packet
(G3RUH/ GMSK 9600 bps modem), access Menu
No. 28 (PACKET) and select “9600” bps. This
option allows you to transmit/ receive packet
signals in a direct FM modulation/ quadrature
detector output. You must use the A-band to
transmit and receive 9600 bps packet signal.
The following diagram shows the available
terminals on the SP/MIC jack for the TNC.
] (POWER) to turn the transceiver OFF.
7 Connect a peripheral to the SP/MIC jack.
8 Press [
Note 2:
A 10 µF capacitor is not required in the following cases.
• When other equipment has DC blocking capacitors.
• When a 2-terminal electret condenser microphone is used.
] (POWER) to turn the transceiver ON.
Demodulator output
Speaker output
High speed
(9600 bps)
Normal
(1200 bps)
Remote input
SP/PRD
REM/SQ
GND
Squelch output
3.5 V DC
Modulation input
Microphone input
PTT input
To TNC RX
audio input
To TNC
DCD input
2.5 mm
Plug
GND
3.5 V
High speed
(9600 bps)
MIC/PKD
PTT
Normal
(1200 bps)
NC
3.5 mm
Plug
PTT
To TNC TX
audio output
Note:
◆ When you select 9600 bps for Menu No. 28 (PACKET), you
cannot monitor the sound from the speaker. Select 1200 bps
for Menu No. 28 (PACKET) when you return to normal
operation.
◆ While the VOX function is turned ON, Menu No. 28
(PACKET) returns to 1200 bps {page 41}.
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Since the transceiver can receive 2 different
frequencies, it outputs the squelch status
(REM/SQ) as shown the table below.
Press [BAL] to set the Volume balance {page 41}.
VOL
Balance
REM/SQ Sensing Band
A-band
A-band and/or B-band
(logic sum)
B-band
■ PC
If you want to connect the transceiver to a PC in
order to manage the memory channels in the
transceiver, you need an interface cable. You will
also need the supported software to download,
upload, and edit the memory channel contents of
the transceiver.
To manage the memory contents in the
transceiver from a PC, access Menu No. 9 and
select “PC”.
PC with a serial (COM) port
PC Interface cable
TH-F6A/ TH-F7E
For your information, the following diagram shows
how the TH-F6A/ TH-F7E communicates to the
PC using a serial (COM) port.
Level
converter COM port
TH-F6A/
TH-F7E
SP
MIC
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2.5 mm
Plug
3.5 mm
Plug
RXD
DTR
DSR
GND
RTS
CTS
TXD
Note: Contact an authorized dealer for the PC Interface cable
availability.
TROUBLESHOOTING
GENERAL INFORMATION
Your transceiver has been factory aligned and tested
to specification before shipment. Under normal
circumstances, the transceiver will operate in
accordance with these operating instructions. All
adjustable trimmers, coils and resistors in the
transceiver were preset at the factory. They should
only be readjusted by a qualified technician who is
familiar with this transceiver and has the necessary
test equipment. Attempting service or alignment
without factory authorization can void the transceiver
warranty.
When operated properly, the transceiver will provide
years of service and enjoyment without requiring
further realignment. The information in this section
gives some general service procedures requiring little
or no test equipment.
SERVICE
If it is ever necessary to return the equipment to your
dealer or service center for repair, pack the
transceiver in its original box and packing material.
Include a full description of the problems
experienced. Include your telephone number, fax
number, and email address (if available) along with
your name and address in case the service
technician needs to contact you for further
explanation while investigating your problem. Do not
return accessory items unless you feel they are
directly related to the service problem.
DO NOT PACK THE EQUIPMENT IN CRUSHED
NEWSPAPERS FOR SHIPMENT! EXTENSIVE DAMAGE MAY
RESULT DURING ROUGH HANDLING OR SHIPPING.
Note:
Record the date of purchase, serial number and dealer from
whom the transceiver was purchased.
◆ For your own information, retain a written record of any
maintenance performed on the transceiver.
◆ When claiming warranty service, please include a photocopy of
the bill of sale, or other proof-of-purchase showing the date of
sale.
◆
CLEANING
The keys, controls, and case of the transceiver are
likely to become soiled after extended use. Remove
the controls from the transceiver and clean them with
a neutral detergent and warm water. Use a neutral
detergent (no strong chemicals) and a damp cloth to
clean the case.
BACKUP BATTERY
This transceiver uses an EEPROM to store memory
channel data, menu configurations, and all necessary
operation parameters. So, you never have to worry
about replacing back-up batteries to operate the
transceiver.
You may return your transceiver for service to the
authorized KENWOOD dealer from whom you
purchased it or any authorized KENWOOD service
center. A copy of the service report will be returned
with the transceiver. Please do not send
subassemblies or printed circuit boards. Send the
complete transceiver.
Tag all returned items with your name and call sign
for identification. Please mention the model and
serial number of the transceiver in any
communication regarding the problem.
SERVICE NOTE
If you desire to correspond on a technical or
operational problem, please make your note short,
complete, and to the point. Help us help you by
providing the following:
1 Model and serial number of equipment.
2 Question or problem you are having.
3 Other equipment in your station pertaining to the
problem.
4 Meter readings.
5 Other related information (menu setup, mode,
frequency, key sequence to induce malfunction,
etc).
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TROUBLESHOOTING
The problems described in the following table are commonly encountered operational malfunctions. These types
of difficulties are usually caused by improper hook-up, accidental incorrect control settings, or operator error due
to incomplete programming. These problems are usually not caused by circuit failure. Please review this table,
and the appropriate section(s) of this instruction manual, before assuming your transceiver is defective.
Note: Placing powered PC peripherals near this transceiver may cause noise in the transceiver.
Problem
Probable Cause
Nothing appears on the
display when the
transceiver is switched
ON, or the display is
blinking ON and OFF.
1 The battery pack is discharged.
2
2
2
3
Most keys and the
Tuning control do not
function.
1
2
3
You cannot select the
1
exact desired frequency
using [ ]/ [ ] or the
Tuning control.
2
3
4
You cannot recall any
memory channels.
1
2
The receiving sound
volume is weak even if
the signal is strong.
1
2
Turning the VOL control 1
does not allow you to
hear audio.
2
You cannot transmit by
pressing the PTT
switch.
1
2
3
4
5
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Corrective Action
1 Recharge the battery pack or
replace the batteries.
The protection circuit for the
2 Release the Li-ion battery pack
Li-ion battery pack is activated.
once, then recharge the battery
pack.
If using the optional DC cable:
3
a) Bad power cable or
a) Check the power cable and
connections
connections, then correct/
replace as necessary.
b) Open (blown) power supply
b) Investigate the cause for the
fuse
open fuse. Replace the fuse.
Transceiver Lock is ON (the “ ” 1 Press [F] (1 s) to switch OFF
icon is visible).
Transceiver Lock.
The transceiver is in Channel
2 Press [A/B]+[ ] (POWER) to exit
Display mode.
Channel Display mode.
Tone Alert is ON (the “ ” icon
3 Press [F], [ENT] to switch OFF
is visible).
Tone Alert.
The current frequency step size 1 Press [F], [FINE] to select an
does not allow the frequency to
appropriate frequency step size.
be selected.
The Fine Tuning function is not 2 Press [FINE] to activate the Fine
activated.
Tuning function.
The Fine Tuning frequency step 3 While the Fine Tuning function is
size is wrong.
ON, press [F], [FINE] to select an
appropriate Fine Tuning frequency
steps size.
Programmable VFO frequency
4 Access Menu No. 4 (PROG VFO)
range is programmed.
to expand the frequency range.
You have stored no data in any 1 Store the desired frequencies in
of the memory channels using
memory channels using the current
the current band.
band.
“CURRENT BAND” is selected
2 Access Menu No. 3 (MR METHOD)
for Menu No. 3 (MR METHOD).
and select “ALL BANDS”.
Attenuator function is ON.
1 Press [F], [MONI] to turn the
Attenuator function OFF.
The receiving station may be
2 Access Menu No. 29 (FM
operating in narrow band FM
NARROW) and select “ON”.
bandwidth.
The speaker for the band you
1 Press [BAL], then turn the Tuning
want to monitor is muted.
control to adjust the volume
balance between A and B-bands.
The 9600 bps is selected for
2 Select 1200 bps for Menu No. 28
Menu No. 28 (PACKET)
(PACKET).
You selected a frequency
1 Select a frequency within the
outside the allowable range.
allowable transmit frequency range.
You selected a transmit offset
2 Press [F], [REV] repeatedly so
that places the transmit
neither “+” nor “–” is visible.
frequency outside the limit.
TX Inhibit is ON.
3 Access Menu No. 8 (TX INHIBIT)
and select “OFF”.
Tone Alert is ON.
4 Press [F], [ENT] to switch OFF
Tone Alert.
The battery pack voltage is too
5 Charge or replace the battery pack.
low to transmit.
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2
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40
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35
35
39
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16
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39
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40
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Problem
Repeater cannot be
accessed.
DTMF tone cannot be
transmitted.
Repeater does not
accept your DTMF
tones.
Transceiver trasmits
without pressing the
PTT switch.
The transceiver
switches OFF for no
apparent reason.
The output power is
reduced and the “H”
icon blinks.
The transceiver returns
to receive mode after a
long transmission.
Probable Cause
Corrective Action
Ref. Page
1 Wrong tone frequency is selected. 1 Press [F], [TONE] to select a
proper repeater access tone.
2 Wrong repeater offset frequency
2 Access Menu No. 6 (OFFSET)
is selected.
and select an appropriate shift
frequency.
3 Wrong shift direction is selected. 3 Try other shift directions.
12
DTMF Lock is ON.
32
DTMF tone duration is too short.
Access Menu No. 14 (DTMF LOCK)
and select “OFF”.
Access Menu No. 11 (DTMF SPD)
and select “SLOW”.
13
12
32
VOX function is ON.
Press [F], [SQL] to turn the VOX
function OFF.
41
The Automatic Power Off (APO)
function is programmed.
Access Menu No. 18 (APO) and
turn the APO function OFF.
36
The temperature of the transceiver’s
chassis becomes too high to transmit
at high output power. The internal
thermal protection circuits lowered
the output power level.
The transmission time exceeded
10 minutes.
Turn the transceiver OFF or let the
transceiver cool down in the receive
mode for a while.
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The built-in time-out timer cancels the
transmission if you continuously
transmit for over 10 minutes. You
cannot turn this function OFF. It is
necessary to protect the transceiver
from the thermal damage.
Select either “TIME” or “CARRIER”
for Menu No. 1 (SCAN RESUME).
40
The scan function does You have selected “SEEK” for Menu
not resume the
No. 1 (SCAN RESUME).
scanning after the
transceiver detects a
signal.
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15 TROUBLESHOOTING
MICROPROCESSOR RESET
If your transceiver seems to be malfunctioning,
resetting the microprocessor may solve the problem.
The following 3 reset modes are available. When
performing the reset, you may lose memory data and
stored information. Back up or write down important
data before performing the reset.
4 Press [ ] or [MNU] to proceed.
•
If you press any keys, other than [LAMP] and
[MONI], the transceiver exits the reset mode.
•
A reset confirmation message appears.
INITIAL SETTINGS
For each VFO, the factory defaults for the operating
frequency and mode are as follows.
•
•
A-band: 144.000 MHz/ FM
B-band: 440.000 MHz/ FM (TH-F6A)
B-band: 430.000 MHz/ FM (TH-F7E)
The Memory channels have no data stored. Refer to
pages 19 and 20 for the Call Channels and
Information Channels default values.
VFO RESET
This resets the transceiver parameters excluding the
Menu contents and Memory channel contents.
Note: Menu No. 4 (PROG VFO) and No. 6 (OFFSET) return to the
factory default values.
MENU RESET
This resets the parameters only in the Menu items to
factory default values.
FULL RESET
This resets all transceiver parameters to the factory
default values.
PERFORMING RESET
There are 2 ways to enter the reset mode selection.
However, the transceiver must be configured to the
Lock function OFF {page 38}.
When the transceiver is turned OFF:
1 Press [F]+[
•
] (POWER).
All indicators are lit.
2 Release [F].
•
Proceed to step 3 {below}.
From the Menu:
1 Press [MNU].
2 Turn the Tuning control or press [ ]/ [ ] to select
Menu No. 31 (RESET?). Press [ ] or [MNU].
3 Select the reset mode by turning the Tuning
control or press [ ]/ [ ]. If you select “NO”, the
transceiver exits the reset mode.
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5 Press [ ] or [MNU] to reset the transceiver.
•
If you press any keys, other than [LAMP] and
[MONI], the transceiver exits the reset mode.
15 TROUBLESHOOTING
OPERATION NOTICES
BEAT AND NOISE
The transceiver has been designed and engineered
to avoid possible hardware glitches. However, you
may notice the following symptoms when you operate
the transceiver. These symptoms are not
malfunctions.
When you have the same 2 m, 1.25 m (TH-F6A
only), and 70 cm band frequencies for both A and
B-band receivers, the Visual Scan may indicate the
signals on the bar-graph display even if no signal is
monitored on the A-band receiver. This error occurs
due to the internal spurious harmonics that are
generated by the B-band-receiver. Refer to
“INTERNAL BEATS” {below} for the frequencies.
OPERATING VOLTAGE
As stated in “SPECIFICATIONS” {page 53}, this
transceiver operates on a DC voltage from 5.5 V ~
7.5 V DC (battery terminal) or 12.0 V ~ 16.0 V DC
(DC IN jack). If you find that the transceiver cannot
be switched ON, or “VOLTAGE ERROR” appears, the
supplied power source may be outside of the
specified range.
In such a case, remove the DC power cable from the
transceiver immediately and confirm that the supplied
voltage is within the specified range.
TUNING IN SSB/ CW MODE
The transceiver uses a general purpose IF filter to
receive signals in LSB, USB, CW and AM modes.
So, when you receive signals in LSB or USB mode,
the opposite side band signal is not fully attenuated.
At the same time, since the same filter is used for CW
reception, you may have difficulties seperating the
CW signal from other signals in the crowded band.
To best tune in to a SSB signal, follow the instruction
below.
You may also hear some noise in the receiving signal
in the following cases.
• You perform any scan on the other receiver.
• You perform the Visual Scan on the B-band
receiver.
TRANSMISSION
If you continuously transmit for more than 3 minutes
at high power (5 W), the transceiver becomes warm.
If you continue or repeat the transmission before the
transceiver cools down, the thermal protector
automatically decreases the output power to 0.5 W.
“H” also blinks at the same time. If this happens, let
the transceiver cool down for a while before
transmitting again.
INTERNAL BEATS
If one of the formulas on the next page is true, the
S-meter moves without receiving any signals or you
cannot receive any signals. This is inevitable when
you use superheterodyne receivers.
When you receive signals in USB mode:
1 Turn the Fine Tuning function ON {page 35}.
2 Tune to the target signal while starting at a lower
frequency, using the Tuning control.
When you receive signals in LSB mode:
1 Turn the Fine Tuning function ON {page 35}.
2 Tune to the target signal while starting at a higher
frequency, using the Tuning control.
RECEIVING IN AM BAND
If you receive a weak signal in AM band, you may
notice a high pitched squealing noise in the
background. This noise is generated by the internal
DC/DC converter and it cannot be removed.
RECEIVING SIGNALS IN CITIES
When you receive signals in cities, the receiver’s
entire S-meter may light up without receiving any
strong signals. This happens when the RF amplifier
in the receiver is overloaded by strong interference
signals that are nearby. In this case, turn the
Attenuator function ON {page 36} to reduce the
interference signal level. You may further have to
adjust the volume level while receiving the target
signal.
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15 TROUBLESHOOTING
■ Internal Beats Frequency Formula
When you receive a signal on the A-band within the 2 m band;
(A-band receive freq. + 59.85 MHz) x 10 – (2 m band receive freq. on the B-band + 57.6 MHz) x 10 = ±59.85 MHz or ±57.6 MHz 1
(A-band receive freq. + 59.85 MHz) x 3 – (1.25 m band receive freq. on the B-band + 57.6 MHz) x 2 = ±59.85 MHz or ±57.6 MHz
1
(A-band receive freq. + 59.85 MHz) x 8 – (1.25 m band receive freq. on the B-band + 57.6 MHz) x 6 = ±59.85 MHz or ±57.6 MHz
1
(A-band receive freq. + 59.85 MHz) x 4 – (70 cm band receive freq. on the B-band – 57.6 MHz) x 2 = ±59.85 MHz or ±57.6 MHz
(A-band receive freq. + 59.85 MHz) x 6 – (70 cm band receive freq. on the B-band – 57.6 MHz) x 3 = ±59.85 MHz or ±57.6 MHz
1
(A-band receive freq. + 59.85 MHz) x 7 – (70 cm band receive freq. on the B-band – 57.6 MHz) x 4 = ±59.85 MHz or ±57.6 MHz
2
(A-band receive freq. + 59.85 MHz) x 9 – (70 cm band receive freq. on the B-band – 57.6 MHz) x 5 = ±59.85 MHz or ±57.6 MHz
(A-band receive freq. + 59.85 MHz) x 11 – (70 cm band receive freq. on the B-band – 57.6 MHz) x 6 = ±59.85 MHz or ±57.6 MHz
1
within the 1.25 m band;
(A-band receive freq. + 59.85 MHz) x 6 – (2 m band receive freq. on the B-band + 57.6 MHz) x 8 = ±59.85 MHz or ±57.6 MHz
1
(A-band receive freq. + 59.85 MHz) x 7 – (2 m band receive freq. on the B-band + 57.6 MHz) x 10 = ±59.85 MHz or ±57.6 MHz 1
(A-band receive freq. + 59.85 MHz) x 8 – (2 m band receive freq. on the B-band + 57.6 MHz) x 11 = ±59.85 MHz or ±57.6 MHz
(A-band receive freq. + 59.85 MHz) x 11 – (1.25 m band receive freq. on the B-band + 57.6 MHz) x 11 = ±57.6 MHz
1
1
(A-band receive freq. + 59.85 MHz) x 12 – (1.25 m band receive freq. on the B-band + 57.6 MHz) x 12 = ±59.85 MHz or ±57.6 MHz
(A-band receive freq. + 59.85 MHz) x 7 – (70 cm band receive freq. on the B-band – 57.6 MHz) x 5 = ±59.85 MHz or ±57.6 MHz
1
(A-band receive freq. + 59.85 MHz) x 8 – (70 cm band receive freq. on the B-band – 57.6 MHz) x 6 = ±59.85 MHz or ±57.6 MHz
1
(A-band receive freq. + 59.85 MHz) x 11 – (70 cm band receive freq. on the B-band – 57.6 MHz) x 8 = ±59.85 MHz or ±57.6 MHz
1
(A-band receive freq. + 59.85 MHz) x 12 – (70 cm band receive freq. on the B-band – 57.6 MHz) x 9 = ±59.85 MHz or ±57.6 MHz
1
within the 70 cm band;
(A-band receive freq. – 59.85 MHz) x 2 – (2 m band receive freq. on the B-band + 57.6 MHz) x 4 = ±59.85 MHz or ±57.6 MHz
(A-band receive freq. – 59.85 MHz) x 3 – (2 m band receive freq. on the B-band + 57.6 MHz) x 6 = ±59.85 MHz or ±57.6 MHz 1
(A-band receive freq. – 59.85 MHz) x 4 – (2 m band receive freq. on the B-band + 57.6 MHz) x 7 = ±59.85 MHz or ±57.6 MHz 2
(A-band receive freq. – 59.85 MHz) x 4 – (2 m band receive freq. on the B-band + 57.6 MHz) x 8 = ±59.85 MHz or ±57.6 MHz 1
(A-band receive freq. – 59.85 MHz) x 5 – (2 m band receive freq. on the B-band + 57.6 MHz) x 9 = ±59.85 MHz or ±57.6 MHz
(A-band receive freq. – 59.85 MHz) x 6 – (2 m band receive freq. on the B-band + 57.6 MHz) x 11 = ±59.85 MHz or ±57.6 MHz
(A-band receive freq. – 59.85 MHz) x 2 – (1.25 m band receive freq. on the B-band + 57.6 MHz) x 3 = ±59.85 MHz
1
(A-band receive freq. – 59.85 MHz) x 5 – (1.25 m band receive freq. on the B-band + 57.6 MHz) x 7 = ±59.85 MHz or ±57.6 MHz 1
(A-band receive freq. – 59.85 MHz) x 6 – (1.25 m band receive freq. on the B-band + 57.6 MHz) x 8 = ±59.85 MHz or ±57.6 MHz 1
(A-band receive freq. – 59.85 MHz) x 8 – (1.25 m band receive freq. on the B-band + 57.6 MHz) x 11 = ±59.85 MHz or ±57.6 MHz 1
(A-band receive freq. – 59.85 MHz) x 5 – (70 cm band receive freq. on the B-band – 57.6 MHz) x 5 = ±59.85 MHz or ±57.6 MHz
(A-band receive freq. – 59.85 MHz) x 6 – (70 cm band receive freq. on the B-band – 57.6 MHz) x 6 = ±59.85 MHz or ±57.6 MHz
(A-band receive freq. – 59.85 MHz) x 7 – (70 cm band receive freq. on the B-band – 57.6 MHz) x 7 = ±59.85 MHz or ±57.6 MHz 2
(A-band receive freq. – 59.85 MHz) x 8 – (70 cm band receive freq. on the B-band – 57.6 MHz) x 8 = ±59.85 MHz or ±57.6 MHz
(A-band receive freq. – 59.85 MHz) x 9 – (70 cm band receive freq. on the B-band – 57.6 MHz) x 9 = ±59.85 MHz or ±57.6 MHz
(A-band receive freq. – 59.85 MHz) x 10 – (70 cm band receive freq. on the B-band – 57.6 MHz) x 10 = ±59.85 MHz or ±57.6 MHz
1
2
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TH-F6A only
Excluding the TH-F6A
1
SPECIFICATIONS
General
TH-F6A
Number of memory channels
400 channels + 35 special
function memories
Antenna impedance (Connector type)
50Ω (SMA)
TH-F7E
400 channels + 34 special
function memories
DC IN jack
DC 12.0 ~ 16.0 V (13.8 V nominal)
Battery terminal
DC 5.5 ~ 7.5 V (7.4 V nominal)
Operating Voltage
Grounding method
Negative ground
Current
Transmit with H, 13.8 V
(DC IN)
2.0 A or less
Transmit with H, 7.4 V
(PB-42L)
2.0 A or less
Transmit with L, 7.4 V
(PB-42L)
0.8 A or less
Transmit with EL, 7.4 V
(PB-42L)
0.5 A or less
Receive (no signal)
Battery Saver ON
(Average)
100 mA (single band)/ 170 mA or less (dual-band)
30 mA (single band)/ 35 mA or less (dual-band)
Usable temperature range
–20°C ~ 60°C (–4°F ~ 140°F)
–10°C ~ 50°C (+14°F ~ 122°F) with PB-42L
Frequency stability
Within ±8ppm (–20°C ~ 60°C)
Within ±5ppm (–10°C ~ 50°C)
Dimensions (W x H x D Projections not included)
58 x 87 x 30 mm/ 2.3" x 3.4" x 1.2" with the PB-42L
58 x 87 x 38 mm/ 2.3" x 3.4" x 1.5" with the BT-13
Weight
Approx. 250 g/ 0.55 lb with the PB-42L
Approx. 280 g/ 0.62 lb with the BT-13
Transmitter
TH-F6A
Transmit Mode
F3E (FM)/ F2D (FM)
Frequency range
Output Power
1
TH-F7E
2 m band
144 ~ 148 MHz
144 ~ 146 MHz
1.25 m band
222 ~ 225 MHz
N/A
70 cm band
430 ~ 450 MHz1
430 ~ 440 MHz
2 m band/
1.25 m band/
70 cm band
DC IN jack
(13.8 V)
H: 5.0 W (approx.)
L: 2.0 W (approx.)
EL: 0.5 W (approx.)
PB-42L
(7.4 V)
H: 5.0 W (approx.)
L: 0.5 W (approx.)
EL: 0.05 W (approx.)
BT-14
(6.0 V)
H: 0.5 W (approx.)
L: 0.3 W (approx.)
EL: 0.05 W (approx.)
Modulation
Reactance
Maximum frequency deviation
±5 kHz (FM)/ ±2.5 kHz (NFM)
Spurious emissions (at high transmit power)
–60 dB or less
Microphone impedance
2kΩ
Specifications are guranteed within 438 ~ 450 MHz.
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16 SPECIFICATIONS
Receiver
TH-F6A
TH-F7E
A-band
F3E (FM)/ F2D (FM)/ F1D (FM)
B-band
J3E (LSB, USB)/ A1A (CW): 0.1 MHz ≤ f < 470 MHz
A3A (AM)/ F3E (FM)/ F2D (FM): 0.1 MHz ≤ f < 1.3 GHz
Receive mode
LSB/ USB/ CW/ AM/ FM
Double superheterodyne
Circuit type
WFM
A-band
137 ~ 174 MHz
216 ~ 260 MHz
410 ~ 470 MHz
144 ~ 146 MHz
430 ~ 440 MHz
B-band
0.1 ~ 1.8 MHz
1.8 ~ 29.7 MHz
29.7 ~ 54 MHz
54 ~ 108 MHz
108 ~ 137 MHz
137 ~ 174 MHz
174 ~ 216 MHz
216 ~ 400 MHz
400 ~ 470 MHz
470 ~ 806 MHz
806 ~ 824 MHz
849 ~ 869 MHz
894 ~ 1300 MHz
0.1 ~ 1.71 MHz
1.71 ~ 29.7 MHz
29.7 ~ 87.5 MHz
87.5 ~ 108 MHz
108 ~ 137 MHz
137 ~ 174 MHz
174 ~ 230 MHz
230 ~ 400 MHz
400 ~ 470 MHz
470 ~ 862 MHz
862 ~ 1300 MHz
A-band
1st IF: 59.85 MHz
2nd IF: 450 kHz
B-band
1st IF
0.1 MHz ~ 1.3 GHz: 57.60 MHz (LSB/ USB/ CW/ AM/ FM)
29.7 MHz ~ 1.3 GHz: 10.8 MHz (WFM)
2nd IF
0.1 MHz ~ 1.3 GHz: 450 kHz (LSB/ USB/ CW/ AM/ FM)
A-band
FM (12 dB SINAD)
2m/ 1.25 m (TH-F6A only)/ 70 cm amateur radio bands:
0.18 µV or less
Frequency range
Intermediate
Frequency (IF)
Single superheterodyne
Sensitivity
B-band
FM (12 dB SINAD)
5 ~ 108 MHz: 0.40 µV
118 ~ 144 MHz: 0.28 µV
144 ~ 225 MHz: 0.22 µV
225 ~ 250 MHz: 0.89 µV
380 ~ 400 MHz: 0.40 µV
400 ~ 450 MHz: 0.22 µV
450 ~ 520 MHz: 0.40 µV
520 ~ 700 MHz: 7.08 µV
800 ~ 950 MHz: 1.26 µV
950 ~ 1300 MHz: 0.40 µV
WFM (30 dB S/N)
50 ~ 108 MHz: 3.16 µV
150 ~ 222 MHz: 2.82 µV
400 ~ 500 MHz: 3.98 µV
AM (10 dB S/N)
0.3 ~ 0.52 MHz: 7.08 µV
0.52 ~ 1.8 MHz: 2.24 µV
1.8 ~ 50 MHz: 0.89 µV
118 ~ 250 MHz: 0.40 µV
380 ~ 500 MHz: 0.40 µV
LSB/ USB (10 dB S/N)
3 ~ 30 MHz: 0.45 µV
30 ~ 50 MHz: 0.40 µV
144 ~ 148 MHz: 0.22 µV
430 ~ 450 MHz: 0.22 µV
* All values are approximate
Squelch sensitivity
0.13 µV or less
(within 2m/ 1.25 m/ 70 cm amateur radio bands)
Selectivity
–6 dB/ 12 kHz or less
–40 dB/ 28 kHz or less
(within 2m/ 1.25 m/ 70 cm amateur radio bands)
Audio output (10% distortion)
300 mW or higher (7.4 V, 8Ω load)
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APPENDIX
TV CHANNELS (VHF)
U. S. A.
United Kingdom
V Freq.
A Freq.
CH No.
(MHz)
(MHz)
1
45.00
41.50
2
51.75
48.25
3
56.75
53.25
4
61.75
58.25
5
66.75
63.25
6
179.75
176.25
7
184.75
181.25
8
189.75
186.25
9
194.75
191.25
10
199.75
196.25
11
204.75
201.25
12
209.75
206.25
13
214.75
211.25
France
Western Europe
V Freq.
A Freq.
CH No.
(MHz)
(MHz)
1
41.25
46.75
2
48.25
53.75
3
55.25
60.75
4
62.25
67.75
5
175.25
180.75
6
182.25
187.75
7
189.25
194.75
8
196.25
201.75
9
203.25
208.75
10
210.25
215.75
11
217.25
222.75
12
224.25
229.75
Ireland
Eastern Europe
V Freq.
A Freq.
CH No.
(MHz)
(MHz)
1
49.75
56.25
2
59.25
65.75
3
77.25
83.75
4
85.25
91.75
5
93.25
99.75
6
175.25
181.75
7
183.25
189.75
8
191.25
197.75
9
199.25
205.75
10
207.25
213.75
11
215.25
221.75
12
223.25
229.75
French Affiliated Countries
V Freq.
A Freq.
CH No.
(MHz)
(MHz)
4
175.25
181.75
5
183.25
189.75
6
191.25
197.75
7
199.25
205.75
8
207.25
213.75
9
215.25
221.75
Morocco
Angola
South Africa
V Freq.
A Freq.
CH No.
(MHz)
(MHz)
4
175.25
181.25
5
183.25
189.25
6
191.25
197.25
7
199.25
205.25
8
207.25
213.25
9
215.25
221.25
10
223.25
229.25
11
231.25
237.25
12
—
—
13
247.43
253.43
China
Australia
New Zealand
V Freq.
A Freq.
CH No.
(MHz)
(MHz)
1
45.25
50.75
2
55.25
60.75
3
62.25
67.75
4
175.25
180.75
5
182.25
187.75
6
189.25
194.75
7
196.25
201.75
8
203.25
208.75
9
210.25
215.75
10
217.25
222.75
11
224.25
229.75
CH No.
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
CH No.
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
V Freq.
A Freq.
(MHz)
(MHz)
55.25
59.75
61.25
65.75
67.25
71.75
77.25
81.75
83.25
87.75
175.25
179.75
181.25
185.75
187.25
191.75
193.25
197.75
199.25
203.75
205.25
209.75
211.25
215.75
V Freq.
A Freq.
(MHz)
(MHz)
163.25
168.75
171.25
176.75
179.25
184.75
187.25
192.75
195.25
200.75
203.25
208.75
211.25
216.75
Japan
CH No.
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
CH No.
A
B
C
D
E
F
G
H
J
CH No.
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
V Freq.
A Freq.
(MHz)
(MHz)
45.75
51.75
53.75
59.75
61.75
67.75
175.25
181.25
183.25
189.25
191.25
197.25
199.25
205.25
207.25
213.25
215.25
221.25
V Freq.
A Freq.
(MHz)
(MHz)
43.25
49.25
52.25
58.25
60.25
66.25
175.25
181.25
183.25
189.25
191.25
197.25
199.25
205.25
207.25
213.25
215.25
221.25
223.25
229.25
Indonesia
V Freq.
A Freq.
(MHz)
(MHz)
91.25
95.75
97.25
101.75
103.25
107.75
171.25
175.75
177.25
181.75
183.25
187.75
189.25
193.75
193.25
197.75
199.25
203.75
205.25
209.75
211.25
215.75
217.25
221.75
CH No.
1A
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
V Freq.
A Freq.
(MHz)
(MHz)
44.25
49.75
55.25
60.75
62.25
67.75
175.25
180.75
182.25
187.75
189.25
194.75
196.25
201.75
203.25
208.75
210.25
215.75
217.25
222.75
224.25
229.75
CH No.
A
B
C1
C
1
2
3
4
5
6
CH No.
0
1
2
3
4
5
5A
6
7
8
9
10
11
Italy
V Freq.
A Freq.
(MHz)
(MHz)
47.75
41.25
55.75
49.25
60.50
54.00
63.75
57.25
176.00
182.50
184.00
190.50
192.00
198.50
200.00
206.50
208.00
214.50
216.00
222.50
V Freq.
A Freq.
(MHz)
(MHz)
46.25
51.75
57.25
62.75
64.25
69.75
86.25
91.75
95.25
100.75
102.25
107.75
138.25
143.75
175.25
180.75
182.25
187.75
189.25
194.75
196.25
201.75
209.25
214.75
216.25
221.75
CH No.
A
B
C
D
E
F
G
H
H1
H2
CH No.
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
V Freq.
A Freq.
(MHz)
(MHz)
53.75
59.25
62.25
67.75
82.25
87.75
175.25
180.75
183.75
189.25
192.25
197.75
201.25
206.75
210.25
215.75
217.25
222.75
224.25
229.75
V Freq.
A Freq.
(MHz)
(MHz)
49.75
56.25
57.75
64.25
65.75
72.25
77.25
83.75
85.25
91.75
168.25
174.75
176.25
182.75
184.25
190.75
192.25
198.75
200.25
206.75
208.25
214.75
216.25
222.75
55
17 APPENDIX
TV CHANNELS (UHF)
U. S. A. / Japan
CH No. CH No.
(U.S.A.) (Japan)
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
32
33
34
35
36
37
38
39
40
41
42
43
44
45
46
47
48
49
50
51
52
53
54
55
56
57
58
59
60
61
62
63
64
65
66
67
68
69
70
71
72
73
74
75
76
77
78
79
80
81
82
83
56
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
32
33
34
35
36
37
38
39
40
41
42
43
44
45
46
47
48
49
50
51
52
53
54
55
56
57
58
59
60
61
62
V Freq.
(MHz)
471.25
477.25
483.25
489.25
495.25
501.25
507.25
513.25
519.25
525.25
531.25
537.25
543.25
549.25
555.25
561.25
567.25
573.25
579.25
585.25
591.25
597.25
603.25
609.25
615.25
621.25
627.25
633.25
639.25
645.25
651.25
657.25
663.25
669.25
675.25
681.25
687.25
693.25
699.25
705.25
711.25
717.25
723.25
729.25
735.25
741.25
747.25
753.25
759.25
765.25
771.25
777.25
783.25
789.25
795.25
801.25
807.25
813.25
819.25
825.25
831.25
837.25
843.25
849.25
855.25
861.25
867.25
873.25
879.25
885.25
A Freq.
(MHz)
475.75
481.75
487.75
493.75
499.75
505.75
511.75
517.75
523.75
529.75
535.75
541.75
547.75
553.75
559.75
565.75
571.75
577.75
583.75
589.75
595.75
601.75
607.75
613.75
619.75
625.75
631.75
637.75
643.75
649.75
655.75
661.75
667.75
673.75
679.75
685.75
691.75
697.75
703.75
709.75
715.75
721.75
727.75
733.75
739.75
745.75
751.75
757.75
763.75
769.75
775.75
781.75
787.75
793.75
799.75
805.75
811.75
817.75
823.75
829.75
835.75
841.75
847.75
853.75
859.75
865.75
871.75
877.75
883.75
889.75
Europe and Africa
V Freq.
CH No.
(MHz)
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
32
33
34
35
36
37
38
39
40
41
42
43
44
45
46
47
48
49
50
51
52
53
54
55
56
57
58
59
60
61
62
63
64
65
66
67
68
69
471.25
479.25
487.25
495.25
503.25
511.25
519.25
527.25
535.25
543.25
551.25
559.25
567.25
575.25
583.25
591.25
599.25
607.25
615.25
623.25
631.25
639.25
647.25
655.25
663.25
671.25
679.25
687.25
695.25
703.25
711.25
719.25
727.25
735.25
743.25
751.25
759.25
767.25
775.25
783.25
791.25
799.25
807.25
815.25
823.25
831.25
839.25
847.25
855.25
China
A Freq.
(MHz)
476.75
484.75
492.75
500.75
508.75
516.75
524.75
532.75
540.75
548.75
556.75
564.75
572.75
580.75
588.75
596.75
604.75
612.75
620.75
628.75
636.75
644.75
652.75
660.75
668.75
676.75
684.75
692.75
700.75
708.75
716.75
724.75
732.75
740.75
748.75
756.75
764.75
772.75
780.75
788.75
796.75
804.75
812.75
820.75
828.75
836.75
844.75
852.75
860.75
Note: 3 different types exist.
1: V Freq. + 5.5 MHz = A Freq.
(above)
2: V Freq. + 6.0 MHz = A Freq.
3: V Freq. + 6.5 MHz = A Freq.
CH No.
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
32
33
34
35
36
37
38
39
40
41
42
43
44
45
46
47
48
49
50
51
52
53
54
55
56
57
58
59
60
61
62
63
64
65
66
67
68
Australia
V Freq.
(MHz)
471.25
479.25
487.25
495.25
503.25
511.25
519.25
527.25
535.25
543.25
551.25
559.25
607.25
615.25
623.25
631.25
639.25
647.25
655.25
663.25
671.25
679.25
687.25
695.25
703.25
711.25
719.25
727.25
735.25
743.25
751.25
759.25
767.25
775.25
783.25
791.25
799.25
807.25
815.25
823.25
831.25
839.25
847.25
855.25
863.25
871.25
879.25
887.25
895.25
903.25
911.25
919.25
927.25
935.25
943.25
951.25
A Freq.
(MHz)
477.75
485.75
493.75
501.75
509.75
517.75
525.75
533.75
541.75
549.75
557.75
565.75
613.75
621.75
629.75
637.75
645.75
653.75
661.75
669.75
677.75
685.75
693.75
701.75
709.75
717.75
725.75
733.75
741.75
749.75
757.75
765.75
773.75
781.75
789.75
797.75
805.75
813.75
821.75
829.75
837.75
845.75
853.75
861.75
869.75
877.75
885.75
893.75
901.75
909.75
917.75
925.75
933.75
941.75
949.75
957.75
CH No.
28
29
30
31
32
33
34
35
36
37
38
39
40
41
42
43
44
45
46
47
48
49
50
51
52
53
54
55
56
57
58
59
60
61
62
63
64
65
66
67
68
69
V Freq.
(MHz)
527.25
534.25
541.25
548.25
555.25
562.25
569.25
576.25
583.25
590.25
597.25
604.25
611.25
618.25
625.25
632.25
639.25
646.25
653.25
660.25
667.25
674.25
681.25
688.25
695.25
702.25
709.25
716.25
723.25
730.25
737.25
744.25
751.25
758.25
765.25
772.25
779.25
786.25
793.25
800.25
807.25
814.25
A Freq.
(MHz)
532.75
539.75
546.75
553.75
560.75
567.75
574.75
581.75
588.75
595.75
602.75
609.75
616.75
623.75
630.75
637.75
644.75
651.75
658.75
665.75
672.75
679.75
686.75
693.75
700.75
707.75
714.75
721.75
728.75
735.75
742.75
749.75
756.75
763.75
770.75
777.75
784.75
791.75
798.75
805.75
812.75
819.75
17 APPENDIX
MARINE CHANNELS (VHF)
U. S. A.
International
CH No.
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
Frequency (MHz)
TX
RX
156.050 160.650
156.100 160.700
156.150 160.750
156.200 160.800
156.250 160.850
156.300
156.350 160.950
156.400
156.450
156.500
156.550
156.600
156.650
156.700
156.750
156.800
156.850
156.900 161.500
156.950 161.550
157.000 161.600
157.050 161.650
157.100 161.700
157.150 161.750
157.200 161.800
157.250 161.850
157.300 161.900
157.350 161.950
157.400 162.000
CH No.
60
61
62
63
64
65
66
67
68
69
70
71
72
73
74
76
77
78
79
80
81
82
83
84
85
86
87
88
Frequency (MHz)
TX
RX
156.025 160.625
156.075 160.675
156.125 160.725
156.175 160.775
156.225 160.825
156.275 160.875
156.325 160.925
156.375
156.425
156.475
156.525
156.575
156.625
156.675
156.725
156.825
156.875
156.925 161.525
156.975 161.575
157.025 161.625
157.075 161.675
157.125 161.725
157.175 161.775
157.225 161.825
157.275 161.875
157.325 161.925
157.375 161.975
157.425 162.025
CH No.
1
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
Frequency (MHz)
TX
RX
156.050
156.250
156.300
156.350
156.400
156.450
156.500
156.550
156.600
156.650
156.700
156.750
156.800
156.850
156.900
156.950
157.000 161.600
157.050
157.100
157.150
157.200 161.800
157.250 161.850
157.300 161.900
157.350 161.950
157.400 162.000
CH No.
63
64
65
66
67
68
69
70
71
72
73
74
77
78
79
80
81
82
83
84
85
86
87
88
Frequency (MHz)
TX
RX
156.175
160.825
156.275
156.325
156.375
156.425
156.475
156.525
156.575
156.625
156.675
156.725
156.875
156.925
156.975
157.025
157.075
157.125
157.175
157.225
157.275 161.875
157.325 161.925
157.375 161.975
157.425
CITIZEN BAND CHANNELS
U. S. A.
Canada
CH No.
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
Frequency (MHz)
TX
RX
156.050 160.650
156.100 160.700
156.150 160.750
156.200
156.250
156.300
156.350
156.400
156.450
156.500
156.550
156.600
156.650
156.700
156.750
156.800
156.850
156.900
156.950
157.000 161.600
157.050
157.100
157.150 161.750
157.200 161.800
157.250 161.850
157.300 161.900
157.350 161.950
157.400 162.000
CH No.
60
61
62
63
64
65
66
67
68
69
70
71
72
73
74
76
77
78
79
80
81
82
83
84
85
86
87
88
Frequency (MHz)
TX
RX
156.025 160.625
156.075
156.125
156.175
156.225 160.825*
156.275
156.325
156.375
156.425
156.475
156.525
156.575
156.625
156.675
156.725
156.825
156.875
156.925
156.975
157.025
157.075
157.125
157.175
157.225
157.275 161.875
157.325 161.925
157.375 161.975
157.425 162.025
CH No.
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
Frequency
(MHz)
26.965
26.975
26.985
27.005
27.015
27.025
27.035
27.055
27.065
27.075
27.085
27.105
27.115
27.125
27.135
27.155
27.165
27.175
27.185
27.205
CH No.
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
32
33
34
35
36
37
38
39
40
Frequency
(MHz)
27.215
27.225
27.255
27.235
27.245
27.265
27.275
27.285
27.295
27.305
27.315
27.325
27.335
27.345
27.355
27.365
27.375
27.385
27.395
27.405
* Pacific coast only
57
INDEX
A-band .......................................... 6
All-channel Scan ......................... 24
Alkaline Batteries, Installing ........... 1
APO (Auto Power OFF) .............. 36
AM .............................................. 34
AM Band ................................ 33, 34
ASC ............................................ 14
Attenuator ................................... 36
Automatic Dialer.......................... 31
Automatic Repeater Offset .......... 13
Automatic Simplex Check ........... 14
B-band Frequency .................. 6, 33
Band Scan .................................. 22
Bar Antenna ................................ 34
Battery
Installing the Alkaline ................ 1
Installing the Li-ion, pack .......... 1
Life ........................................ 36
Remaining ............................. 36
Saver ..................................... 37
Type ...................................... 36
Beat Shift .................................... 37
Beep Function............................. 37
Belt Clip, Installing the ................... 1
Call Channel, Recalling ............... 19
Call Scan .................................... 25
Carrier-operated Mode ................ 27
Channel Display .......................... 21
Charging the Li-ion Battery Pack ... 2
Cigarette Lighter Socket ................ 2
Citizen Band Channels ................ 57
COM Port .................................... 46
CTCSS
Freq. ID Scan ......................... 29
Selecting a, Frequency .......... 28
Using ..................................... 28
CW ........................................34, 51
DC IN jack .............................. 2, 51
DCS
Code ID Scan ........................ 30
Selecting a, Code................... 29
Using ..................................... 29
Delete
Memory Channel ................... 16
Memory Group ....................... 18
Direct Frequency Entry ................. 7
Display
LCD ......................................... 5
Contrast ................................. 37
DTMF
Adjusting the Pause
Duration ................................. 32
Adjusting the, Tone Transmission
Speed .................................... 32
Automatic Dialer..................... 31
Manual Dialing ....................... 31
Lock ....................................... 32
Storing a, Number
in memory .............................. 31
Transmitting a Stored,
Number .................................. 32
TX hold .................................. 31
Fine Tuning
Activating ............................... 35
Selecting, Frequency Step ..... 35
First QSO ...................................... 3
FM .............................................. 34
58
Frequency Step Size ................... 37
Full Reset ................................... 50
Groups, Memory Channel ........... 18
Information Channel
Recalling ................................ 20
Reprogramming ..................... 20
Scan ...................................... 26
Installing
the Alkaline Batteries ................ 1
the Antenna ............................. 1
the Belt Clip ............................. 1
the Li-ion Battery Pack ............. 1
Internal Beats .............................. 51
Keys and Control .......................... 4
Language, Selecting a Menu ......... 9
Lamp .......................................... 38
Li-ion Battery Pack
Installing .................................. 1
Charging .................................. 2
Lock Function ............................. 38
Manual Dialing ............................ 31
Marine Channels, VHF ................ 57
Memory Channel
Groups ................................... 18
Group Link ............................. 24
Lockout .................................. 27
Naming a ............................... 17
Recall Mode ........................... 16
Transfer ................................. 18
Menu
Access ..................................... 9
Function List ............................ 9
Reset ..................................... 50
Meter ............................................ 5
MHz Mode .................................... 7
MHz Scan ................................... 23
Microphone PF Keys (optional) ... 38
Microprocessor Reset ................. 50
Monitor ....................................... 39
Narrow Band FM Operation ........ 39
Normal Scan ............................... 22
Odd-split Frequency ............... 12, 15
Offset
Programming ......................... 12
Programming Flow ................. 12
Selecting, Direction ................ 12
Selecting, Frequency ............. 12
Operating Voltage ................... 2, 51
Optional Accessories ................... 44
Output Power
Selecting ............................ 7, 41
Power ON/ OFF ........................ 3, 6
Priority Channel
Programming ......................... 25
Using, Scan ........................... 25
Priority Scan ............................... 25
Program Scan ............................. 23
Storing, Frequency Range ..... 23
Programmable VFO .................... 39
Recalling
Call Channel .......................... 19
Memory Channel ................... 16
Information Channel ............... 20
Regulated Power Supply ............... 2
Repeater Offset, Automatic ......... 13
Repeater Operation .................... 12
Reprogramming
the Call Channel .................... 19
the Information Channel ......... 20
Reset
Full ........................................ 50
Menu ..................................... 50
VFO ....................................... 50
Reverse Function ........................ 14
Scan
All-Channel ............................ 24
Band ...................................... 22
Call ........................................ 25
Carrier-operated Mode ........... 27
Group .................................... 24
Program ................................. 23
Resume Method .................... 27
Seek Mode ............................ 27
Time-operated Mode .............. 27
Visual ..................................... 26
Simplex
Storing, Frequencies or Standard
Repeater Frequencies............ 15
Specifications ......................... 53, 54
Squelch, Adjusting ........................ 6
Supplied Accessories ..................... i
SP/MIC jack Function .................. 45
Switching Power ON/ OFF ........ 3, 6
Time-operated Mode ................... 27
Time-out Timer ............................ 40
TNC ............................................ 45
Tone
Activating, Function ................ 13
Freq. ID Scan ......................... 14
Selecting a, Frequency .......... 13
Transmit a 1750 Hz ................ 13
Transmitting .................................. 7
Transmit Power, Selecting ....... 7, 41
Troubleshooting .....................48, 49
Tune Enable ............................... 38
TV Channels ..........................55, 56
TX Inhibit .................................... 40
TX Power .................................... 41
USB ............................................ 34
VFO
Mode ....................................... 7
Programmable ....................... 39
Reset ..................................... 50
Visual Scan
(Memory channel) .................. 27
(VFO)..................................... 26
Volume
Adjusting .................................. 6
Balance ............................ 41,46
VOX (Voice-Operated Transmit)
Delay Time ............................. 42
Gain ....................................... 41
On busy ................................. 42
1750 Hz, Transmitting a .............. 13
9600 bps ..................................... 45
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