YAESU FT-60R OPERATING NOTES

YAESU FT-60R OPERATING NOTES
YAESU FT-60R OPERATING NOTES
VFO (Variable Frequency Oscillator) vs Memory Channels
Press [V/M] to toggle between VFO Mode and Memory Mode
V = VFO Mode
M = Memory Mode (P. 6)
You program the frequencies into the radio in VFO Mode, then store them in Memory Channels.
You use the radio in Memory Mode utilizing the frequencies that you have saved in the Memory
Channels.
How to Dial up a Frequency (P. 13)
- Tuning with Dial Knob:
1. Press [V/M] and go to VFO Mode
2. Turn Dial Knob to desired frequency
3. Press [F/W] and then Dial Knob will change settings in 1 MHz steps
- Manual keypad entry: (P. 14)
1. Press [V/M] and go to VFO Mode
2. Enter all 6 digits of frequency on keypad
12 kHz steps will enter automatically after the 6th digit is entered
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REPEATER OFFSETS
Set Repeater Shift/Offset Direction (+ or -) (P. 75):
1. Press [V/M] and enter VFO Mode
2. Tune in receive frequency
3. Press [F/W] + [0/SET]
4. Turn Dial Knob to Menu #38 (RPT.MOD).
5. Press [F/W] to enter Menu
6. Turn Dial Knob to change offset to +, -, or OFF
7. Press [F/W] to save and exit
Works for current frequency in VFO Mode only. Once frequency is changed, offset will return to
default offset for that band. To keep the changed offset, save the frequency in a Memory
Channel.
Set Offset Amount/Magnitude
1. Turn Dial Knob to Menu #45 (SHIFT)
2. Press [F/W] to enter Menu
3. Change selection to desired offset (5.00M = 5 MHz)
4. Press [PTT] to save and exit.
Default Repeater Offsets:
2m: 144-148 = -600 KHz
147.000-147.395 = +600 KHz
70cm: 442-445 = +5MHz
445.000-449.975 = -5 MHz
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Check Repeater Shift/Offset (P. 21)
Works in VFO and Memory Modes
1. Press [HM/RV]
+ or - will blink and offset frequency will be displayed
2. Press [HM/RV] to exit
Store "Odd Splits" (non-standard repeater offsets) in Memory Channel (P. 28)
1. Store the radio's receive frequency in a Memory Channel with the default offset. Note
the Channel number.
2. Press [F/W] and enter VFO Mode
3. Enter or dial in the repeater's TRANSMIT frequency (the "odd" offset)
If necessary, set shift direction (+/-), shift amount, Tone, and Tone Frequency as indicated herein.
4. Press and HOLD [F/W] for 1 second
5. Within 5 seconds, turn Dial Knob to the same Memory Channel number as the above
frequency in step 1.
6. Press and HOLD [PTT] and press [F/W] while holding [PTT]
The new repeater offset will be saved with the frequency in memory. Note that both + and icons are now showing with that frequency to indicate an "odd" offset is set.
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SET REPEATER TONE AND TONE FREQUENCY
CTCSS (Continuous Tone Coded Squelch System)
1. Press [F/W] + [1/SQ TYP]
2. Turn Dial Knob to TONE (or DCS, or TSQL for Tone squelch, or REVERSE TONE)
3. Press [F/W] to save and exit
4. Press [F/W] + [2/CODE]
5. Turn Dial Knob to select desired Tone Frequency
6. Press [F/W] to save and exit
7. To save to memory
- Press and HOLD [F/W]
- Turn Dial Knob to desired Memory Channel.
- Press [F/W] to save and exit.
DCS (Digital Code Squelch)
- Same as above, but set to "DCS" in step 2.
Check TONE Setting: Press [F/W] + [1/SQ TYP] (Press [F/W] to exit)
Check TONE Freq:
Press [F/W] + [2/CODE] (Press [F/W] to exit)
Check OFFSET Freq: Press [HM/RV]
(Press [HM/RV] to exit)
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STORE AND DELETE FREQUENCIES IN MEMORY CHANNELS
Store Frequencies into Memory Channels (P. 28):
1. Press [V/M] and enter VFO Mode
2. Input frequency on keypad (Example: 145.450). Use all 6 digits.
(To make 1 MHz jumps, press [F/W] first, then turn Dial Knob)
3. Select PL TONE setting: Press [F/W] + [1/SQ TYP]
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- Turn Dial Knob to TONE if you need a PL Tone
- Turn Dial Knob to OFF if simplex or No PL Tone needed
- Push [PTT] to save and exit
4. Set PL TONE FREQUENCY: Press [F/W] + [2/CODE]
- Turn Dial Knob to select desired PL Tone
- Push [F/W] to save and exit
5. Store frequency in Memory Channel: Press [F/W] 1 second
- Turn Dial Knob and select Memory Channel in which to save
- Press [F/W] to save and exit
Recall Memory Channel entries (P. 29):
1. Press [V/M] and enter Memory Channel Mode
2. Turn Dial Knob to view Memory Channel entries
For quick view, enter Channel number + [F/W]
Edit a Frequency Stored in Memory Channel (P. 32)
1. Move Memory Channel data to VFO:
- Press [V/M] to go to Memory Channel
- Select Memory Channel to be moved to VFO
- Press [BAND] to activate Memory Tune ("tun" appears on display)
- Press and HOLD [BAND] for 1 second to copy data to VFO
2. Make changes to frequency data in VFO Mode
3. Copy new frequency data from VFO to Memory Channel in same Channel number (see
step 5 under "Store Frequencies into Memory Channels"). New frequency will overwrite old
frequency.
Delete a Frequency in Memory Channel (P. 32):
1. Press and HOLD [F/W] for 1 second – Memory Channel # starts flashing
2. Turn Dial Knob to select Memory Channel # for deletion
3. Press [HM/RV] to delete
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MEMORY CHANNEL LABELS
Creating an Alphanumeric Name Tag/Label for a Memory Entry (P. 30)
Make a list beforehand of the frequencies you have and the name of each corresponding
repeater. This will make your work in labeling frequencies much easier.
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Recall the Memory Channel frequency you wish to name.
Press [F/W] + [0/SET] to enter Menu Mode.
Turn Dial Knob to Menu #28 (NM WRT).
Press [F/W]. (“set” appears in upper left of display).
- If a label exists, it will be displayed
5. If you wish to delete any previous label, press [F/W] again.
- If no previous label exists, press [F/W] to begin entries.
6. Turn Dial Knob to select the first character of the desired label.
7. Press [F/W] to save and move to the next character. If you make a mistake, press
[B/▼MHz] to move back one space, press [A/▲MHz] to move forward one space.
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8. Repeat steps 6 and 7 as necessary – names are limited to 6 characters (sufficient for a
call sign or mnemonic label.) You do NOT need to fill all six characters. If label is less than 6
characters, press [F/W] for 1 second to confirm the label.
9. Press [PTT] to save and exit.
To Display the Memory Channel Label Indefinitely
1. Press [V/M] to enter Memory Mode
2. Press [F/W] + [0/SET]
3. Turn Dial Knob to Menu #27 (NAME)
4. Press [F/W] to enter Menu
5. Turn Dial Knob to "ALPHA"
6. Press [PTT] to save and exit
(NOTE: Menu #27 (NAME) does not apply to all Memory Channels; only the Channel you set)
Disabling Memory Channel Label
1. Repeat procedure above: "To display the Memory Channel Label"
2. Turn Dial Knob to "FREQ" in step 5 above.
(NOTE: the label will still exist and can be called up by changing Menu #27 (NAME) back to
"ALPHA".
To Remove Existing Memory Channel Label
1. Turn Dial Knob to Memory Channel to remove label
2. Enter Menu #28 (NM WRT): press [F/W] to enter Menu
3. Press and HOLD [F/W] to erase existing label
4. Press [PTT] to save and exit
Quick Check for the Frequency Behind the Memory Channel Label (not in manual)
1. Turn Dial Knob to Memory Channel displaying label
2. Press [BAND] to view frequency (you are now in Memory Offset Tune Mode)
DO NOT TURN THE DIAL KNOB
3. Press [BAND] again to exit
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MEMORY BANKS (See definition below)
Assigning Memory Channels to a Memory Bank (P. 33)
1. Recall the Memory Channel to be assigned to a Memory Bank
2. Press and HOLD the [BAND] key for one second
3. Turn Dial Knob to select the desired Memory Bank
4. Press and HOLD the [F/W] key for one second to copy the Memory Channel into the
Memory Bank
Recalling a Memory Bank (P. 33)
A. Press the [V/M] key as needed to enter Memory Mode
B. Press and HOLD the [BAND] key for one second
C. Turn Dial Knob to select the desired Memory Bank
D. Press [V/M] to select the Memory Bank for use
E. Turn Dial Knob to view the Channels in the bank
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Removing Channels from a Bank (Page 34)
A. Select BANK and Channel to be removed (see above)
B. Press and HOLD [BAND] for one second
C. Press and HOLD [F/W] for one second
Exiting from Memory Bank Operation (P. 33)
A. Press and HOLD [BAND] for one second
B. Turn Dial Knob until the display shows “NO BANK”
C. Press [V/M]. You are now in the standard Memory Mode
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SCANNING
Scan-Resume Mode Settings in Menu (P. 35):
3 types:
A. BUSY = halts on signal, resumes scan after 1 second
B. HOLD = halts on signal, stays until scanning is manually re-initiated
C. TIME = halts on signal, resumes scan after 5 seconds
To set:
1. Press [F/W]
2. Press [0/SET]
3. Dial Knob to Menu #35 (RESUME)
4. Press [F/W] to enter Mode
5. Dial Knob to desired scan-resume Mode (above)
6. Press [PTT] to save and exit
Scanning Frequencies (P. 35+)
Works in VFO, Memory Channel or Memory Bank Modes
1. Dial start frequency
- Press and HOLD [A/▲MHz] or [B/▼MHz] for 1 sec to begin scan up or down
(Will stop and hold during transmission)
- The decimal point will flash during above hold on transmission
*** Turn Dial Knob to continue scan or change direction of scan
2. Press [PTT] or [VM] to terminate scan
Radio will not transmit until scanning is terminated
Skip Memory Channel During Scan (P. 37)
(Only works in Memory Mode)
1. Press [F/W] + [0/SET]
2. Dial to Menu #46 (SKIP)
3. Press [F/W] to enter Menu
4. Dial Knob to "SKIP"
5. Press [PTT] to save and exit
A small triangle icon will appear left of the frequency to indicate it is marked for skip
To remove skip, select OFF in step 4 above
Skipped Channel is still accessible in manual Channel selection
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Memory Bank Scanning (P. 39)
(To scan ONLY the Channels stored in specific Memory Banks)
1. Press [V/M] to enter Memory Channel Mode
2. Press and HOLD the [BAND] key for one second, then turn the Dial Knob to select the
desired Memory Bank to scan
3. Press [F/W] key to select the bank for scanning. A decimal point will appear between
N & K once the bank is selected
4. Repeat steps 2 and 3 to include any other desired Memory Banks in the scan list.
5. Press and HOLD [V/M] for one second to start scanning the selected Memory Banks
6. Press [PTT] switch to stop scan
Disabling (Removing) Memory Bank Scanning
1. Repeat steps 1 and 2 above to delete the decimal point between N & K
2. Repeat step 2 above, select NO BANK, press [F/W] to select, and press [V/M] to exit
Programmed VFO Scanning (P. 36):
Scans all frequencies on the current band (up & down) from the VFO frequency that is selected
1. Press [V/M] to enter VFO Mode
2. Dial Knob and select frequency in the center of bandwidth to scan
3. Press and HOLD [BAND] for 1 second to enter Band Mode
4. Dial Knob to select up & down bandwidth for scan:
A. +/- 1 MHz, 2 MHz, or 5 MHz from the selected VFO frequency (above)
B. All = all frequencies/bands
C. BAND = all frequencies on the current band
5. Press [BAND] to save and exit
6. Press and HOLD [V/M] to begin scan
To stop scan: press [PTT] or [V/M]
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WEATHER BROADCAST CHANNELS (P. 34):
1. Hold [1/SQ TYP]
2. Dial Channel to select station
3. Hold [1/SQ TYP] to exit
- 10 weather channels are available
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HOME CHANNELS
A special one-touch “HOME” Channel is available for each operating band (144, 250, 350, 430, &
850 MHz) to allow quick recall of a favorite operating frequency on each band.
Setting the Home Channel (P.29)
1. Change radio to HOME Mode:
- Press [F/W] + [0/SET]
- Turn Dial Knob to Menu #36 (REV/HM)
- Press [F/W] to enter Menu
- Turn Dial Knob to “HOME,” (see page 75).
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This changes the operation of the HM/REV key when pressed:
- HOME recalls a favorite "HOME" Channel
- REV reverses transmit and receive frequencies during repeater operation.
- Press [PTT] to save and exit
2. Program HOME Frequency:
- Press [V/M] and enter VFO Mode
- Input the desired HOME Frequency. Also set up any desired CTCSS or DCS Tones,
repeater offset, and transmit power level.
3. Store new HOME Frequency in Memory Channel
- Press and HOLD [F/W] for one second
- While the Memory Channel # is blinking, press [HM/RV]
The frequency and other data (if any) will now be stored in the special HOME
Channel register.
You may repeat this process on the other operating bands.
Recalling the HOME Channel (P. 29)
1. Press [HM/RV] while in either VFO or Memory Mode
2. To exit, press [HM/RV] again
Menu #36 must be set to "HOME" for this to work
If Menu #36 is set to REV, you can still reach the Home Channels by pressing [F/W]
+ [HM/RV] in VFO or Memory Channel Modes. Press [F/W] + [HM/RV] again to exit.
If this gets messed up, go to VFO Mode, tune HOME default frequency, go to Menu #38, set offset
to "OFF", press and HOLD [F/W], press [HM/RV] to set. This will save HOME Frequency
without repeater offset.
- Home Channel is based on the band you are in when in VFO Mode
- Default Home Channel frequencies (P. 29):
144 MHz band (2m)
= 146.520
430 MHz band (70cm) = 446.000
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HARDWARE SETTINGS/INFO
Backlight Settings (P. 5):
Lamp Switch is bottom switch below [PTT]
Lights for 5 seconds
For continuous lighting: Press [F/W] + Lamp Switch. Press Lamp Switch again to turn off.
Charging the HT (P. 9)
NC-88/PA-44B Overnight Charger:
- Charge the battery for 10 HOURS (no more)
- Do not use radio for transmitting or receiving while connected
VAC-370 Desktop Rapid Charger:
- Charge time = approx 1.5 hours
- Radio can be used for listening only while connected
E-DC-5B Car charger with cigarette lighter plug:
- Can be used to charge the battery
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- Radio can be used for transmitting and receiving while connected
- Fits most Yaesu HTs
Check Battery Level (P. 18):
Battery voltage is shown on power on, OR:
1. Press [F/W] + [0/SET]
2. Turn Dial Knob to Menu #12 (DC VLT)
3. Press [F/W] again to see the voltage
4. Press [F/W] + [PTT] to exit
Lock the Radio (P. 16):
1. Press [F/W] + [6/LOCK] to lock
Padlock will appear on left of screen when locked
2. Press [F/W] + [6/LOCK] to unlock
- OR press and HOLD [6/LOCK] for 1 second to lock or unlock
Resetting The Radio (P. 64):
Hopefully you will never need to do this, but if your radio is acting erratically the microprocessor
memory may have been corrupted. To reset the radio:
1. Turn the radio off
2. Press and HOLD the [MONI] switch (directly below [PTT]) while turning the radio on
3. Turn Dial Knob to select:
• F1 SETRST: Resets the Set (Menu) Mode settings to factory defaults
• F2 MEMRST: Clears all Memories
• F3 MB RST: Clears all Memory Bank assignments
• F4 ALLRST: Clears all Memories and all other settings to factory defaults
4. Press [F/W] momentarily to complete the reset
Transmit Power Settings (P. 15):
3 settings are available: HIGH (5.0 W), MEDUIM (2.0 W), LOW (0.5 W)
1. Press [F/W] + [3/TX PO]
2. Turn Dial Knob to select power level
3. Press [PTT] to save and exit
- In Memory Mode this is temporary. Returns to stored level when you change freq in memory.
- The power setting made in VFO prior to the freq being stored in memory will be permanent.
WIRES (Internet connection feature): Ensure it is Off (P. 49):
- WIRES is ON if small nuclear symbol is visible in upper right corner of display
- Press [0/SET] to switch on or off
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DEFINITIONS
BANK (P. 33) = A list of Channels. The FT-60R has 10 BANKS, numbered 1 through 10; each
BANK can contain a list of up to 1000 Channels. You can put any Channel into any BANK. You
can only add a Channel to a BANK if you have already programmed a frequency into that Channel.
Once programmed, it can then be added to any BANK. Useful for scanning groups of Channels.
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A Memory Bank does not actually contain the Memory Channel information itself. A BANK or
GROUP is merely a list of Channels. When operating in the Memory Bank Mode, the radio merely
recalls the Channel information from its memory location and uses it to tune the radio for the
desired transmit and receive frequencies.
The power of the Memory Bank feature is that you can select a BANK and the radio then operates
on only the Memory Channels included in that BANK. This applies to manually selected Channels
using the Dial Knob as well as when scanning Channels.
One additional feature is that the radio will allow you to link two or more BANKS while scanning.
This allows expanded coverage without modifying the contents of any BANK.
CHANNEL (P. 27) = a memory location where the radio stores information about transmit and
receive frequencies, access tones, power levels, etc for one specific set up of the radio tuning.
The FT-60R has 1000 "standard" Memory Channels, numbered from 000 to 999.
CTCSS (P. 22) = "Continuous Tone-Coded Squelch System" Tone
- A low freq audio tone superimposed on your FM carrier to activate the repeater
- Prevents false activation of repeater by spurious signals from other transmitters
- Setup includes setting the Tone Mode and Tone Frequency
(See "Set Tone and Tone Frequency" above)
- Same as PL (Private Line)
DCS (P. 23) = "Digital Code Squelch" Tone
- A newer, more advanced Tone system
- Is used like CTCSS (see above)
GROUP (P. 33) = Same as Memory BANK
OFFSET (P. 31) = Tune your radio to the RECEIVE frequency. Transmit on the TRANSMIT
frequency. The difference between the two is the offset.
Repeater offsets on the ham radio:
2m: If receive freq is below 147.000 MHz, transmit offset freq = -600 kHz
If receive freq is above 147.000 MHz, transmit offset freq = +600 kHz
70cm: If receive freq is below 445.000 MHz, transmit offset freq = +5 MHz
If receive freq is above 445.000 MHz, transmit offset freq = -5 MHz
PL TONE = "Private Line" Tone
- Same as CTCSS (see above)
- Common uses: PL Tone = PL = Tone (all used the same)
TONE SQUELCH = the radio squelch (knob)
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FIND ANSWERS TO THESE:
4. How to use the ADMS-1J programming software.
5. How to backup the programming in the HT.
10. How to change Memory number assignments.
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