Yaesu FT-8900R

Yaesu FT-8900R
Yaesu FT-8900R
Operating Manual
The W5JCK Expanded Version
Courtesy of W5JCK
Dual Band FM Transceiver
November 2006
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Table of Contents
About this Manual ............................................................................................................................................ 5
Introduction....................................................................................................................................................... 6
Front Panel Controls .................................................................................................................................... 6
LCD Display Screen .................................................................................................................................. 10
MH−48A6J Microphone Overview ........................................................................................................... 11
Common Tasks................................................................................................................................................ 13
Program the Microphone Buttons .............................................................................................................. 13
Select the Main Operating Band ................................................................................................................ 15
Change the Frequency Band ...................................................................................................................... 16
Change the Frequency................................................................................................................................ 17
Transmit ..................................................................................................................................................... 18
Activate the Lock Feature .......................................................................................................................... 18
Activate the Key/Button Beeper ................................................................................................................ 19
Select the Channel Step ............................................................................................................................. 19
Set the Display Brightness ......................................................................................................................... 20
Activate the Band Linking Feature ............................................................................................................ 20
Select the Audio Muting Preference .......................................................................................................... 20
Set the RF Squelch Level........................................................................................................................... 21
Activate the Time-Out Timer..................................................................................................................... 21
Activate Automatic Power Off .................................................................................................................. 22
Set FM Bandwidth and MIC Gain ............................................................................................................. 22
Program Band Limits for VFO Mode ........................................................................................................ 23
Operate through Repeaters............................................................................................................................ 25
Automatic Repeater Shifts ......................................................................................................................... 25
Manual Repeater Shift Activation.............................................................................................................. 25
Tone Coded Squelch ....................................................................................................................................... 27
CTCSS Tone System ................................................................................................................................. 27
DCS Tone System...................................................................................................................................... 28
Tone Search Scanning................................................................................................................................ 29
DCS Code Inversion .................................................................................................................................. 30
Regular Memory ............................................................................................................................................. 32
Overview.................................................................................................................................................... 32
Store a Frequency in Memory.................................................................................................................... 32
Create a Name Tag for a Memory Channel ............................................................................................... 33
Store Independent Transmit Frequencies................................................................................................... 34
Recall a Stored Memory ............................................................................................................................ 35
Tune from a Stored Memory...................................................................................................................... 35
Delete a Memory ....................................................................................................................................... 36
Set a HOME Channel for an Operating Band ............................................................................................ 36
Activate Memory Only Mode .................................................................................................................... 37
Hyper Memory ................................................................................................................................................ 38
Overview.................................................................................................................................................... 38
Store a Hyper Memory............................................................................................................................... 40
Recall a Hyper Memory............................................................................................................................. 41
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Scanning........................................................................................................................................................... 42
Overview.................................................................................................................................................... 42
Set the Scan-Resume Preference................................................................................................................ 42
Priority Channel Scanning (Dual Watch) .................................................................................................. 42
Scan in VFO Mode .................................................................................................................................... 44
Scan in Memory Mode............................................................................................................................... 45
Standard Memory Scan.............................................................................................................................. 46
How to Skip a Channel During Memory Scan........................................................................................... 47
Preferential Memory Scan ......................................................................................................................... 47
Smart Search................................................................................................................................................. 49
ARTS................................................................................................................................................................ 50
Overview.................................................................................................................................................... 50
Set Up/Operate ARTS................................................................................................................................ 50
Set Up the CW Identifier ........................................................................................................................... 51
Operating the DTMF Autodialer................................................................................................................ 53
To load DTMF Autodialer memories: ....................................................................................................... 53
To transmit the memorized telephone number:.......................................................................................... 53
To set the speed: ........................................................................................................................................ 54
To set a delay time: .................................................................................................................................... 54
Internet Connection Feature ..................................................................................................................... 55
To access a WIRES™ repeater:................................................................................................................. 55
To access other Internet Link Systems that use a DTMF string for access:............................................... 55
Operate as a Cross-Band Repeater......................................................................................................... 57
To set up Cross-Band Repeater operation:................................................................................................. 57
Transfer Data between two FT−8900Rs.................................................................................................. 58
Reset Your FT−8900R ................................................................................................................................. 59
Menu (Set) Mode............................................................................................................................................. 60
Overview.................................................................................................................................................... 60
Menu Quick Reference Table .................................................................................................................... 61
Menu Items ...................................................................................................................................................... 63
Menu #1 APO ............................................................................................................................................ 63
Menu h 2 ARS ........................................................................................................................................... 63
Menu h 3 ARTS......................................................................................................................................... 64
Menu h 4 BAND........................................................................................................................................ 64
Menu #5 BEEP .......................................................................................................................................... 65
Menu b 6 CLK.SFT ................................................................................................................................... 65
Menu #7 CWID ......................................................................................................................................... 65
Menu #8 CWID W..................................................................................................................................... 65
Menu #9 DIMMER.................................................................................................................................... 66
Menu b 10 DCS.COD ................................................................................................................................ 66
Menu #11 DCS.N/R................................................................................................................................... 66
Menu h 12 DSP.SUB ................................................................................................................................. 67
Menu #13 DTMF D ................................................................................................................................... 67
Menu #14 DTMF S.................................................................................................................................... 67
Menu #15 DTMF W .................................................................................................................................. 68
Menu #16 HYPER ..................................................................................................................................... 68
Menu #17 INET ......................................................................................................................................... 68
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Menu #18 INET C ..................................................................................................................................... 68
Menu #19 INET M .................................................................................................................................... 69
Menu #20 KEY.MOD................................................................................................................................ 69
Menu #21 LOCK ....................................................................................................................................... 69
Menu #22 LOCKT..................................................................................................................................... 69
Menu #23 MIC........................................................................................................................................... 70
Menu #24 MUTE....................................................................................................................................... 70
Menu b 25 NAME ..................................................................................................................................... 70
Menu h 26 PKT.SPD ................................................................................................................................. 71
Menu h 27 PKT.RXB ................................................................................................................................ 71
Menu #28 PG P1........................................................................................................................................ 71
Menu #29 PG P2........................................................................................................................................ 72
Menu #30 PG P3........................................................................................................................................ 72
Menu #31 PG P4........................................................................................................................................ 72
Menu #32 RF SQL..................................................................................................................................... 72
Menu b 33 RPT.MOD................................................................................................................................ 73
Menu #34 SCAN ....................................................................................................................................... 73
Menu b 35 SCAN M .................................................................................................................................. 74
Menu b 36 SHIFT ...................................................................................................................................... 74
Menu b 37 STEP........................................................................................................................................ 74
Menu #38 SPCONT................................................................................................................................... 75
Menu b 39 TONE F ................................................................................................................................... 75
Menu b 40 TONE M.................................................................................................................................. 75
Menu #41 TOT .......................................................................................................................................... 76
Menu h 42 VFO.TR ................................................................................................................................... 76
Menu b 43 WID.NAR................................................................................................................................ 76
Menu #44 X-RPT....................................................................................................................................... 76
Menu b 45 AM........................................................................................................................................... 77
Menu h 46 AUT. AM................................................................................................................................. 77
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ABOUT THIS MANUAL
About this Manual
LATEST UPDATE:
28 November 2006
I made the following improvements to the Yaesu FT−8800R Operating Manual:
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Reformatted the material to make it easier to read and locate information
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Reworded some of the more difficult to understand passages and key terminology
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Greatly expanded the Hyper Memory section
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Clarified and expanded the Scanning section
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Reorganized the material into a more logical order
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Updated some of the artwork to make it more presentable
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Added cross-references
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Happy reading! Jack Swinden, W5JCK
Conventions are used in this manual
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The "Main band" is the side of the FT−8800R on which you can transmit. This band is
symbol.
indentifed on the FT−8800R's LCD screen by the
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The "Sub band" is the side of the FT−8800R on which you can receive only.
•
The "
DIAL knob" is the DIAL knob on the side of the FT−8800R currently set as
the Main band.
•
Menu items and key terms are shown in bold Arial text, and menu names (functions)
and menu options or shown in monospace text.
For example: "Menu #21 LOCK can be set to OFF or ON."
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Notes are presented as below:
This is a sample note. Notes typically contain extra information designed to
clarify the information presented in a topic. Sometimes they contain
CAUTIONs or WARNINGs.
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INTRODUCTION
Introduction
The FT−8900R is a ruggedly-built, high quality Quad Band FM transceiver providing 50 Watts
of power output on the 29/50/144 MHz Amateur band and 35 Watts on the 430 MHz band.
The high power output of the FT−8900R is produced by its RD70HVF1 Power MOS FET
amplifier, with a direct-flow heat sink and thermostatically-controlled cooling fan maintaining
a safe temperature for the transceiver’s circuitry.
Featuring 809 memory channels, full duplex operation with independent Volume and Squelch
controls, and built-in CTCSS and DCS encoder/decoder circuits, the FT−8900R includes
provision for remote-head mounting, utilizing the optional YSK−8900 Separation Kit, which
allows installation even in the most compact of cars.
We recommend that you read this manual in its entirety, so as to fully understand the many
features of your new FT−8900R transceiver.
Front Panel Controls
(1) Left and Right DIAL knobs
These 20-position detented rotary switches are the tuning DIALs for the left and right bands.
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INTRODUCTION
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Press the adjoining knob momentarily to switch the Main band to the side where the
knob is located.
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When in the Memory mode, press this knob to enable rapid tuning (in 10 channel
steps) using this knob.
•
When in the VFO mode, press this knob to enable rapid tuning (in 1 MHz steps) using
this knob.
•
When in the VFO mode, press and hold in this knob for ½ second to toggle the
operating band as follows:
29 MHz
50 MHz
144 MHz
350 MHz
430 MHz
850 MHz
(2) Left and Right VOL Knobs
The VOL (Volume) control adjusts the speaker audio level for the adjoining receiver.
•
Clockwise rotation increases the audio level.
•
Press this knob momentarily to switch the Internet Connection feature on and off.
(3) Left and Right
SQL Knobs
The SQL (Squelch) control is used to silence background noise on the adjoining receiver.
•
Clockwise rotation decreases the squelch level.
•
It should be advanced clockwise just to the point where the noise is silenced (and the
indicator on the display turns off), so as to provide the best sensitivity to weak
signals.
(4) Hyper Memory Buttons
…
•
Press and hold in one of these buttons for 2 seconds to store the current total
configuration of the radio into a special Hyper memory bank.
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Press the appropriate button momentarily to recall the desired Hyper memory.
(5) Left and Right Side Key
Left Side Keys
The left side keys
function as LOW, V/M,
HM, and SCN.
Right Side Keys
The right side keys may
be set to function as
LOW, V/M, HM, and SCN
(default) or as MHz, REV, TONE, and SUB
(
).
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INTRODUCTION
Left Side Keys (always) and Right Side Keys when in Key Mode 1
Key: (Default)
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Press this key repeatedly to toggle the transmitter power output level of the adjoining
band:
LOW
•
MID2
MID1
HIGH
When the adjoining band is set to the Memory mode or Home Channel, press and hold
in this key for ½ second to switch the memory channel display between the Frequency
format and the Alpha-numeric Tag format.
Key: (Default)
•
Press this key momentarily to switch the frequency control for the adjoining band
between the VFO and Memory Systems.
•
When the adjoining band is set to the VFO mode, press and hold in this for ½ second to
activate the Smart Search Feature.
•
When the adjoining band is set to the Memory mode, press and hold in this key for ½
second to activate the Memory Tuning feature.
Key: (Default)
•
Press this key momentarily to recall a favorite Home Channel on the adjoining band.
•
Press and hold in this for ½ second to activate Priority Channel Scanning on the
adjoining band.
Key: (Default)
•
Press this key momentarily to activate the Scanner on the adjoining band.
•
When the adjoining band is set to the Memory mode, press and hold in this key for ½
second to set up the Scan Skip List or Preferential Scan List.
Right Side Keys when in Key Mode 2 (
)
To set the right side keys to Key Mode 2:
1. Press the
2. Rotate the
SET key momentarily to
DIAL
enter the Set mode.
knob to select Menu #20 KEY.MOD.
DIAL knob momentarily, then rotate the
3. Press the
setting to KEY 2.
4. Press and hold in the
normal operation.0.
DIAL
DIAL
knob to change the
knob for ½ second to save the new setting and exit to
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When set to Key Mode 2, the
MHz Key:
indicator is displayed and the keys function as follows:
while in Key Mode 2
•
Press this key momentarily to allow tuning in 1-MHz steps on the Main band VFO.
•
Press and hold in this key for ½ second to allow tuning in 10-MHz steps on the Main
band VFO.
REV Key:
while in Key Mode 2
•
Press this key momentarily to reverse the transmit and receive frequencies on the Main
band during split-frequency (i.e. Repeater) operation.
•
Press and hold in this key for ½ second to change the frequency shift direction:
RPT – (minus shift)
TONE Key:
•
RPT + (plus shift)
RPT OFF (simplex)
while in Key Mode 2
Press this key momentarily to change the Tone Squelch mode:
ENC (CTCSS Encoder)
SUB Key:
ENC.DEC (CTCSS Tone Squelch)
DCS (DCS operation)
while in Key Mode 2
•
Press this key momentarily to activate the Sub band function (the
icon will blink
on the Sub band). When the Sub band function is activated, any keys you press act on
the Sub band.
•
When the Sub band function is activated (the
icon is blinking on the Sub band),
press this key momentarily to deactivate the Sub band function.
(6)
SET Key
•
Press this key momentarily to enter the Set (Menu) mode.
•
Press and hold in this key for ½ second to transfer the contents of the Main band VFO
into a Memory register.
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LCD Display Screen
Icons
: Preferential Memory Channel
: Skip Memory Channel
: Minus Shift
: Plus Shift
: Odd Split
: Tone Encoder
: Tone Decoder
: Transmission in Progress
: Main Band
: Busy Channel (or Squelch Off)
: Memory Tune Mode
: Audio Mute Active
: Digital Code Squelch (DCS)
: AM Reception
: 9600 bps Packet Mode
: Low TX Power Selected
: Middle TX Power Selected (No Icon
indicates High TX Power)
: Automatic Power-Off Active
: Keypad/DIAL Lock Active
: Menu (Set) Mode
: Key Function Mode is set to
KEY-2
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MH−48A6J Microphone Overview
(1) PTT Switch
Press this switch to transmit, and release it to receive.
(2) Keypad
The 12 number keys generate DTMF tones during
transmission.
In the receive mode, these keys can be used for direct
frequency entry and/or direct numeric recall of the Memory
channels.
The A, B, C, and D keys serve no
function on the FT−8900R.
(3) Programmable Buttons
You can program any of the Programmable buttons for the following functions: BAND, HOME,
LOW, MHz, PRI, REV, RPTR, SCAN, SQL.OFF, TCALL, TONE, VFO/MR.
(See Program the Microphone Buttons on page 13 for details.)
button: default setting is BAND function
•
Press this button to switch the Main band between the Left and Right displays on the
LCD screen. This is the best and easiest way to set the Main band to the side you
prefer.
•
Press and hold this button for ½ second to move operation to the next-highest
frequency band on the Main band.
button: default setting is VFO/MR function
•
Press this button momentarily to switch the frequency control for the Main band
between the VFO and Memory Systems.
•
When the Main band is set to the VFO mode, press and hold in this button for ½ second
to activate the Smart Search Feature.
•
When the Main band is set to the Memory mode, press and hold in this button for ½
second to activate the Memory Bank feature.
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button: default setting is TONE function
Press this button repeatedly to select the CTCSS or DCS mode on the Main band:
ENC
ENC.DEC (Tone Squelch)
DCS
button: default setting is LOW function
•
•
Press this button repeatedly to select the transmitter power output level on the Main
band:
•
LOW:
•
MID2:
10 watts VHF/UHF
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MID1:
20 watts VHF/UHF
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HIGH:
50 watts VHF, 35 watts UHF
5 watts VHF/UHF
When the Main band is set to the Memory mode or Home Channel, press and hold in
this key for ½ second to switch the memory channel display between the Frequency
format and Alpha-numeric Tag format.
(4) LAMP Switch
This switch illuminates the Microphone keypad.
(5) LOCK Switch
This switch locks out the Microphone buttons (except for the keypad and PTT switch).
(6)
/
buttons
Press (or hold in) either of these buttons to tune (or scan up or down) the operating frequency
or through the memory channels on the Main band. In many ways, these buttons emulate the
function of the (rotary)
DIAL knob.
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COMMON TASKS
Common Tasks
This section contains a number of common tasks you might want to perform during the
normal operation of your FT−8900R.
Program the Microphone Buttons
Default FT−8900R key functions have been assigned to the MH−48A6J Microphone
,
,
, and
buttons at the factory. These may be changed by the user, if you wish to utilize
another function on one of these keys. (See MH−48A6J Microphone Overview on page 11 for
details.)
To program the function assigned to a key:
1. Press the
SET
2. Rotate the
key momentarily to enter the Set mode.
DIAL
knob to select the Menu Item to be configured:
•
To program the
button select Menu #28 PG P1
•
To program the
button select Menu #29 PG P2
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To program the
button select Menu #30 PG P3
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To program the
button select Menu #31 PG P4
3. Press the
DIAL knob momentarily, then rotate the
DIAL knob to select the
function you wish to assign to the button you selected in the previous step.
4. Press the
SET key to save the new setting, then rotate the
DIAL knob to select
another programmable button to modify, if desired, and repeat the above steps.
5. Press and hold in the
DIAL
knob for ½ second to exit to normal operation.0.
Programming Options for the Buttons
BAND function (factory default for
button)
•
Press the button to toggle the Main band of operation between the Left band and right
band.
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Press and hold the button for ½ second to switch operating band on the Main band.
HOME (HM) function
•
Press the button to switch operation to the Home Channel on the Main band.
•
Press and hold the button for ½ second to activate the Priority Scanning.
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LOW function (factory default for
button)
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Press the button to select the transmit power output level on the Main band.
•
When the Main band is set to the Memory mode or Home Channel, press and hold in
this button for ½ second to switch the memory channel display between the Frequency
format and Alpha-numeric Tag format.
MHz function
•
Press the button to allow tuning in 1-MHz step on the Main band VFO.
•
Press and hold the button for ½ second to allow tuning in 10-MHz step on the Main
band VFO.
PRI function
•
Press the button to activate the Priority feature on the Main band.
•
No press and hold function for this button.
REV function
•
Press the button to reverse the transmit and receive frequencies during split-frequency
operation.
•
Press and hold the button for ½ second to select Repeater Shift direction on the Main
band.
RPTR function
•
Press the button to select Repeater Shift direction on the Main band.
•
No press and hold function for this button.
SCAN function
•
Press the button to activate the Scanner on the Main band.
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When the Main band is set to the Memory mode, press and hold the button for ½
second to set up the Scan Skip List or Preferential Scan List.
SQL.OFF function
•
Press the button to open the Squelch on the Main band to allow un-muted reception.
•
Press and hold the button for ½ second to open the Squelch on the Main band to allow
un-muted reception.
TCALL function
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Press the button to activate 1750 Hz Tone Burst.
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Press and hold the button for ½ second to activate 1750 Hz Tone Burst.
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COMMON TASKS
TONE function (factory default for
button)
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Press the button to activate the CTCSS or DCS operation on the Main band.
•
No press and hold function for this button.
VFO/MR function (factory default for
button)
•
Press the button to switch frequency control between the VFO and Memory modes on
the Main band.
•
When the Main band is set to the VFO mode, press and hold the button for ½ second to
activate the Smart Search Feature.
•
When the Main band is set to the Memory mode press and hold the button for ½ second
to shift to the Memory Tuning feature.
Select the Main Operating Band
In the factory default configuration, the FT−8900R operates in the Dual Receive mode.
During Dual Receive operation, the Main band frequency ( on which transmission is possible)
will be indicated by the
icon.
You will observe the
icon lighting up alternate sides of the display as you switch Main
bands from the left side to the right side, and vice-versa. (The following illustration shows the
Main band on the left side and the Sub band on the right side.)
To establish the Main band, momentarily press one of the following:
•
The left or right DIAL knob
•
MH−48A6J microphone’s
key
To switch the frequency band, see Change the Frequency Band on page 16 for details.
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COMMON TASKS
Change the Frequency Band
In the factory default configuration, the FT−8900R operates in the Dual Receive mode.
The following illustration shows UHF—VHF (U-V) mode of operation.
The FT−8900R can also be configured to operate in V-U mode (not shown), or V-V or U-U
modes (shown below).
V-V mode
U-U
mode
To switch the frequency band:
•
When in VFO mode, press and hold in the left DIAL knob for ½ second to cycle the
operating band on the left side to the next-highest frequency band.
29 MHz
•
50 MHz
144 MHz
350 MHz
430 MHz
850 MHz
When in VFO mode, press and hold in the right DIAL knob for ½ second to cycle the
operating band on the right side to the next-highest frequency band.
144 MHz
430 MHz
To switch the Main band, see Select the Main Operating Band on page 15 for details.
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COMMON TASKS
Change the Frequency
Navigation using the Tuning DIAL
Rotating the DIAL knob allows tuning in the pre-programmed steps established for the current
operating band. Clockwise rotation of the DIAL knob causes the FT−8900R to be tuned toward
a higher frequency, while counter-clockwise rotation will lower the operating frequency.
On the Main band frequency, press the DIAL knob momentarily, then rotate the DIAL knob, to
change the Main band frequency steps to 1 MHz per step. This feature is extremely useful for
making rapid frequency excursions over the wide tuning range of the FT−8900R.
Direct Keypad Frequency Entry using the MH-48A6J Microphone
The keypad of the MH−48A6J DTMF Microphone may be used for direct entry of the Main
band operating frequency.
To enter a frequency from the MH−48A6J keypad, just press the numbered digits in the proper
sequence. There is no decimal point key on the MH−48A6J keypad, so if the frequency is
below 100 MHz (e.g. 29.480 MHz), any required leading zeroes must be entered.
Examples:
•
To enter 146.480 MHz, press 0
2
9
4
8
0
•
To enter 433.000 MHz, press 4
3
3
0
0
0
Scanning
key momentarily to initiate scanning toward a higher
From the VFO mode,press the
frequency. The FT−8900R will stop when it receives a signal strong enough to break through
the squelch threshold. The FT−8900R will then hold on that frequency according to the setting
of the Resume mode (Menu #34 SCAN).
If you wish to reverse the direction of the scan (i.e. toward a lower frequency, instead of a
higher frequency), just rotate the DIAL knob one click in the counter-clockwise direction
while the FT−8900R is scanning. The scanning direction will be reversed. To revert to
scanning toward a higher frequency once more, rotate the DIAL knob one click clockwise.
Press the
key again to cancel scanning.
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COMMON TASKS
Transmit
To transmit, simply depress the PTT (Push To Talk) switch on the microphone.
The FT−8900R will transmit only on the Main band. During transmission, the
appear at the upper right of the Main frequency field on the display.
icon will
Changing the Transmitter Power Level
You can select from among a total of four transmit power levels on your FT−8900R.
To change the power level, press the
key to select one of the four power settings. These
power levels will be stored in memory registers at the time of memory storage.
•
LOW:
•
MID2:
10 watts HF/VHF/UHF
•
MID1:
20 watts HF/VHF/UHF
•
HIGH:
50 watts HF/VHF, 35 watts UHF
5 watts HF/VHF/UHF
During transmission, the Bar Graph will deflect in the display, according to the power output
selected.
You may change the power level on the Main band using the MH−48A6J microphone’s
key.
Activate the Lock Feature
In order to prevent accidental frequency change, the panel switches and DIAL knobs may be
locked out.
To activate the Lock feature:
1. Press the
2. Rotate the
SET key momentarily to
DIAL
enter the Set mode.
knob to select Menu #21 LOCK.
3. Press the
DIAL knob momentarily, then rotate the
setting to ON.
DIAL
knob to change the
4. Press the
SET key momentarily to save the new setting and exit to normal
operation.0.
To unlock the panel switches and DIAL knobs, select OFF in step 3 above.
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COMMON TASKS
Activate the Key/Button Beeper
A key/button beeper provides useful audible feedback whenever a key/button is pressed.
If you want to turn the beep on:
SET key momentarily to
1. Press the
2. Rotate the
DIAL
enter the Set mode.
knob to select Menu #5 BEEP.
3. Press the
DIAL knob momentarily, then rotate the
setting to ON.
4. Press and hold in the
normal operation.0.
DIAL
DIAL
knob to change the
knob for ½ second to save the new setting and exit to
To turn the beep off, select OFF in step 3 above.
Menu #5 BEEP controls all FT−8900R beeps, including those sounded
when powering on the radio and when the radio is receiving a signal.
Select the Channel Step
The FT−8900R’s synthesizer provides the option of utilizing channel steps of
5/10/12.5/15/20/25/50 kHz per step, any number of which may be important to your operating
requirements. The FT−8900R is set up at the factory with different default steps on each
operating band which probably are satisfactory for most operation. However, if you need to
change the channel step increments, the procedure to do so is very easy; remember to get set
up on the desired band before making any changes, as different steps may be programmed for
each operating band.
1. Press the
2. Rotate the
SET key momentarily to
DIAL
enter the Set mode.
knob to select Menu #37 STEP.
3. Press the
DIAL knob momentarily, then rotate the
new channel step size.
4. Press and hold in the
normal operation.0.
DIAL
DIAL
knob to select the
knob for ½ second to save the new setting and exit to
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COMMON TASKS
Set the Display Brightness
The FT−8900R display illumination has been specially engineered to provide high visibility
with minimal disruption of your night vision while you are driving. The brightness of the
display is manually adjustable, using following procedure:
1. Press the
SET key momentarily to
2. Rotate the
DIAL
enter the Set mode.
knob to select Menu #9 DIMMER.
3. Press the
DIAL knob momentarily, then rotate the
DIAL knob to select a
comfortable brightness level: DIM 1, DIM 2, DIM 3, or DIM.OFF (no illumination).
4. Press and hold in the
normal operation.0.
DIAL
knob for ½ second to save the new setting and exit to
Activate the Band Linking Feature
For operation on Amateur satellites which use a normal (not inverted) FM transponder, the
Band Link feature may be useful.
(1) Both sides of the FT−8900R have to be in VFO mode.
(2) Band Linking does not work with AMSAT AO-51 (or similar) satellites.
1. Set both sides of the radio to the VFO mode by pressing the
2. Press the
3. Rotate the
SET key momentarily to
DIAL
enter the Set mode.
knob to select Menu #42 VFO.TR.
4. Press the
DIAL knob momentarily, then rotate the
setting to ON.
5. Press and hold in the
normal operation.0.
keys, if necessary.
DIAL
DIAL
knob to change the
knob for ½ second to save the new setting and exit to
As you rotate the
DIAL knob, you will observe that the frequencies for both bands are
changing together. When you are done with this operating mode, select OFF in step 3 above.
Select the Audio Muting Preference
The Audio Mute feature is useful in situation where it would be helpful to reduce the audio
level of the Receive Only band whenever you receive a signal on the Main band or you
transmit on the Main band during Dual Receive operation.
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To activate the Audio Mute feature:
1. Press the
SET key momentarily to
2. Rotate the
DIAL
enter the Set mode.
knob to select Menu #24 MUTE.
3. Press the
DIAL knob momentarily, then rotate the
desired selection.
•
TX:
•
RX:
•
TX/RX:
•
OFF:
DIAL
knob to choose the
Reduces the audio level of the Receive Only band whenever you transmit
on the Main band
Reduces the audio level of the Receive Only band whenever you receive a
signal on the Main band
Reduces the audio level of the Receive Only band whenever you
receive a signal on the Main band or you transmit on the Main band
Disables the Audio Mute feature
4. Press and hold in the
normal operation.0.
DIAL
knob for ½ second to save the new setting and exit to
Set the RF Squelch Level
A special RF Squelch feature is provided on this radio. This feature allows you to set the
squelch so that only signals exceeding a certain S-meter level will open the squelch.
When setting up the RF Squelch circuit for operation, note that you may set the RF Squelch
independently for the left and right sides, using the following procedure:
1. Press the
2. Rotate the
SET key momentarily to
DIAL
enter the Set mode.
knob to select Menu #32 RF SQL.
3. Press the
DIAL knob momentarily, then rotate the
DIAL knob to select the
desired signal strength level for the squelch threshold (OFF, S-2, S-5, S-9, or S-FULL).
4. Press and hold in the
normal operation.
DIAL
knob for ½ second to save the new setting and exit to
5. Finally, rotate the SQL knob fully clockwise. 0.
Activate the Time-Out Timer
The Time-Out Timer (TOT) feature is designed to force the transceiver into the Receive mode
after a preset time period of continuous transmission (the default is 6 minutes). This feature
prevents your transceiver from transmitting a dead carrier for a long period of time in the
event that the microphone PTT switch is accidentally locked in the TX position.
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COMMON TASKS
The Time-Out Timer’s
switch-to-receive time may be adjusted, in one minute increments, for
any period between 1 and 30 minutes.
To change the default (6 minute) time setting, use the following procedure:
1. Press the
2. Rotate the
SET key momentarily to
DIAL
enter the Set mode.
knob to select Menu #41 TOT.
3. Press the
DIAL knob momentarily, then rotate the
desired interval (between 1 and 30 minutes), or OFF.
4. Press and hold in the
normal operation.0.
DIAL
DIAL
knob to select the
knob for ½ second to save the new setting and exit to
Activate Automatic Power Off
The Automatic Power-Off (APO) feature will turn the radio completely off after a user-defined
period of PTT switch or key/button inactivity. If you do not press any front panel keys or
buttons, rotate the DIAL knobs or use the microphone’s keys and buttons, or transmit, and so
long as the transceiver is not scanning or engaged in priority monitoring, the radio will shut
itself off after the specified time period. This feature is useful in minimizing battery drain in a
mobile installation if you forget to turn the transceiver off when you leave your vehicle.
To activate the APO feature, use the following procedure:
1. Press the
2. Rotate the
SET key momentarily to
DIAL
enter the Set mode.
knob to select Menu #1 APO.
3. Press the
DIAL knob momentarily, then rotate the
DIAL knob to set the
desired switch-off time (between 1 and 12 hours in 0.5 hours increments), or OFF.
4. Press and hold in the
normal operation.0.
DIAL
knob for ½ second to save the new setting and exit to
Set FM Bandwidth and MIC Gain
You can reduce the microphone input level and receiver bandwidth when operating on tightly,
clustered frequencies (channel spacing of 12.5 or 15 kHz). This will reduce the transmitter
and receiver deviation, thus minimizing interference to other users (and improving reception).
To configure for the narrower bandwidth, use the following procedure:
1. Press the
2. Rotate the
SET key momentarily to
DIAL
enter the Set mode.
knob to select Menu #43 WID.NAR.
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3. Press the
DIAL knob momentarily, then rotate the
display to NARROW.
4. Press and hold in the
normal operation.0.
DIAL
DIAL
knob to change the
knob for ½ second to save the new setting and exit to
To restore the normal (higher) microphone input level and normal (15 kHz) receiver
bandwidth, select WIDE in step 3 above.
Program Band Limits for VFO Mode
The FT−8900R contains five sets of band-edge memories, also know as Programmable
Memory Scan (PMS) channels, labeled L1/U1 through L5/U5.
This feature allows you to set sub-band limits for either scanning or manual VFO operation.
For example, you might wish to set up a limit (in North America) of 144.300 MHz to 148.000
MHz so as to prevent encroachment into the SSB/CW “Weak Signal” portion of the band
below 144.300 MHz.
Here’s how to do this:
1. Set the FT−8900R to the VFO mode by pressing the
key, if necessary.
2. Tune to 144.300 MHz on the Main band.
SET key for ½ second. A memory number will appear
3. Press and hold in the
(blinking) on the display.
4. Within ten seconds of pressing the
SET
key, use the
DIAL
knob, or the
microphone’s
and
buttons, to select the PMS channel L1 (the “L” designates
the Lower sub-band limit).
The PMS channels (L1/U1 through L5/U5) are located before Memory
Channel 1 and after Memory Channel 799.
5. Press the
SET key momentarily to
save the entry and exit to normal operation.
6. Tune to 148.000 MHz on the Main band and repeat steps 3 through 5 to store 148.000
MHz into PMS channel U1 (the “U” designates the Upper sub-band limit).
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7. Switch to the Memory mode by pressing the
DIAL knob to select Memory Channel L1.
key momentarily, then rotate the
8. Press and hold in the
key for ½ second to start PMS operation; the MT icon will
appear on the display. Tuning and scanning (engaged by pressing the
key
momentarily) will now be limited within the just-programmed range. 0.
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OPERATE THROUGH REPEATERS
Operate through Repeaters
Repeater stations, usually located on mountaintops or other high locations, provide a dramatic
extension of the communication range for low-powered hand-held or mobile transceivers. The
FT−8900R includes a number of features which make repeater operation simple and enjoyable.
Repeater Shifts
Your FT−8900R has been configured at the factory for the repeater shifts customary in your
country. For the 50 MHz band, this usually will be 1 MHz, while the 144 MHz shift will be
600 kHz; on 70 cm, the shift may be 1.6 MHz, 7.6 MHz, or 5 MHz (USA version).
Depending on the part of the band in which you are operating, the repeater shift may be either
downward (–) or upward (+), and one of these icons will appear on the LCD (above the
frequency) when repeater shifts have been enabled.
Automatic Repeater Shifts
The FT−8900R provides a convenient Automatic Repeater Shift (ARS) feature, which causes
the appropriate repeater shift to be automatically applied whenever you tune into the
designated repeater sub-bands in your country. These sub-bands are shown below.
If the ARS feature does not appear to be working, you may have accidentally disabled it.
To enable ARS:
1. Press the
2. Rotate the
SET key momentarily to
DIAL
enter the Set mode.
knob to select Menu #2 ARS.
DIAL knob momentarily, then rotate the
3. Press the
setting to ON (to enable Automatic Repeater Shift).
4. Press and hold in the
normal operation.0.
DIAL
DIAL
knob to change the
knob for ½ second to save the new setting and exit to
Manual Repeater Shift Activation
If the ARS feature has been disabled, or if you need to set a repeater shift direction other than
that established by the ARS, you may set the direction of the repeater shift manually.
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To set repeater shift manually:
1. Press the
SET key momentarily to
2. Rotate the
DIAL
enter the Set mode.
knob to select Menu #33 RPT.MOD.
3. Press the
DIAL knob momentarily, then rotate the
desired shift from –, +, and OFF.
4. Press and hold in the
normal operation.0.
DIAL
DIAL
knob to select the
knob for ½ second to save the new setting and exit to
Changing the Default Repeater Shifts
If you travel to a different region, you may need to change the default repeater shift so as to
ensure compatibility with local operating requirements.
To do this, follow the procedure below:
1. Press the
SET key momentarily to
2. Rotate the
DIAL
enter the Set mode.
knob to select Menu #36 SHIFT.
3. Press the
DIAL knob momentarily, then rotate the
new repeater shift magnitude.
4. Press and hold in the
normal operation.0.
DIAL
DIAL
knob to select the
knob for ½ second to save the new setting and exit to
If you just have one odd split that you need to program, don’t change the
default repeater shifts using this Menu item. Enter the transmit and receive
frequencies separately, as shown in Store Independent Transmit
Frequencies on page 34.
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TONE CODED SQUELCH
Tone Coded Squelch
CTCSS Tone System
Many repeater systems require that a very-low-frequency audio tone be superimposed on your
FM carrier in order to activate the repeater. This helps prevent false activation of the repeater
by radar or spurious signals from other transmitters. This tone system, called CTCSS
(Continuous Tone Coded Squelch System), is included in your FT−8900R, and is very easy to
activate.
CTCSS setup involves two actions: Setting the Tone Mode and then setting of the Tone
Frequency. These actions are set up by using the Set mode Menu #40 TONE M and Menu #39
TONE F.
1. Press the
SET key momentarily to
2. Rotate the
DIAL
enter the Set mode.
knob to select Menu #40 TONE M.
3. Press the
DIAL knob momentarily, then rotate the
DIAL knob so that ENC
appears on the display; this activates the CTCSS Encoder, which allows repeater
access.
You may notice an additional
icon appearing while you rotate the
DIAL knob in this step. (See DCS Tone System on page 28 for details.)
4. Rotating the
DIAL knob one more click clockwise in step 3 above will cause
ENC.DEC to appear. When ENC.DEC appears, this means that the Tone Squelch system
is active, which mutes your FT−8900R’s receiver until it receives a call from another
radio sending out a matching CTCSS tone. This can help keep your radio quiet until a
specific call is received, which may be helpful while operating in congested areas.
DIAL
5. When you have made your selection of the CTCSS tone mode, press the
knob momentarily, then rotate the
DIAL knob one click counterclockwise to
select Menu #39 TONE F. This Menu selection allows setting of the CTCSS tone
frequency to be used.
6. Press the
DIAL
knob momentarily to enable adjustment of the CTCSS frequency.
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7. Rotate the
be using.
DIAL
knob until the display indicates the Tone Frequency you need to
CTCSS TONE FREQUENCY (Hz)
67.0
69.3
71.9
74.4
77.0
79.7
82.5
85.4
88.5
91.5
94.8
97.4 100.0 103.5 107.2 110.9 114.8 118.8 123.0 127.3
131.8 136.5 141.3 146.2 151.4 156.7 159.8 162.2 165.5 167.9
171.3 173.8 177.3 179.9 183.5 186.2 189.9 192.8 196.6 199.5
203.5 206.5 210.7 218.1 225.7 229.1 233.6 241.8 250.3 254.1
8. When you have made your selection, press and hold in the
second to save the new setting and exit to normal operation.0.
DIAL
knob for ½
(1) Your repeater may or may not re-transmit a CTCSS tone—some
systems just use CTCSS to control access to the repeater, but don’t pass it
along when transmitting. If the S-Meter deflects, but the FT−8900R is not
passing audio, repeat steps 1 through 4 above, but rotate the
DIAL
knob so that ENC is displayed—this will allow you to hear all traffic on the
channel being received.
(2) You may select the Tone Squelch mode (ENC, ENC.DEC, or DCS) on
the Main band using the microphone’s
key.
DCS Tone System
Another form of tone access control is Digital Code Squelch (DCS). It is a newer, more
advanced tone system which generally provides more immunity from false paging than does
CTCSS. The DCS Encoder/Decoder is built into your FT−8900R, and operation is very similar
to that just described for CTCSS Tone System on page 27. Your repeater system may be
configured for DCS; if not, it is frequently quite useful in Simplex operation if your friend(s)
use transceivers equipped with this advanced feature.
Just as in CTCSS operation, DCS requires that you set the Tone Mode to DCS and
that you select a tone code.
1. Press the
2. Rotate the
SET key momentarily to
DIAL
enter the Set mode.
knob to select Menu #40 TONE M.
3. Press the
DIAL knob momentarily, then rotate the
DIAL knob until DCS
appears on the display; this activates the DCS Encoder/Decoder.
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4. Now, press the
DIAL
Menu #10 DCS.COD.
5. Press the
DIAL
6. Rotate the
knob momentarily, then rotate the
DIAL
knob to select
knob momentarily to enable the adjustment of the DCS code.
DIAL
knob to select the desired DCS Code (a three-digit number).
DCS CODE
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
7. When you have made your selection, press and hold in the
second to save the new setting and exit to normal operation.0.
DIAL
knob for ½
(1) Remember that the DCS is an Encode/Decode system, so your receiver
will remain muted until a matching DCS code is received on an incoming
transmission. Switch the DCS off when you’re just tuning around the band.
(2) You may select the DCS mode on the Main band using the
microphone’s
key.
Tone Search Scanning
In operating situations where you don’t know the CTCSS or DCS tone being used by another
station or stations, you can command the radio to listen to the incoming signal and scan in
search of the tone being used.
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Two things must be remembered in this regard:
•
You must be sure that your repeater uses the same tone type (CTCSS or DCS).
•
Some repeaters do not pass the CTCSS tone; you may have to listen to the station(s)
transmitting on the repeater uplink (input) frequency in order to allow Tone Search
Scanning to work.
To scan for the tone in use:
1. Set the radio up for either CTCSS Tone System (see page 27) or DCS Tone System (see
page 28) operation. In the case of CTCSS,
will appear on the display; in the
case of DCS,
will appear on the display.
SET key momentarily to
2. Press the
3. Rotate the
enter the Set mode.
DIAL knob to select Menu #39 TONE F
Menu #10 DCS.COD during DCS operation.
4. Press the
DIAL
when CTCSS is selected, or
knob to enable adjustment of the selected Menu Item.
5. Press the Main band
or DCS tone/code.
key momentarily to start scanning for the incoming CTCSS
6. When the radio detects the correct tone or code, it will halt on that tone/code, and
audio will be allowed to pass. Press the
DIAL knob momentarily to lock in that
tone/code, then press and hold in the
DIAL knob for ½ second to save the new
setting and exit to normal operation.0.
(1) If the Tone Scan feature does not detect a tone or code, it will continue
to scan indefinitely. When this happens, it may be that the other station is
not sending any tone. You can press the Main band
scan at any time.
key to halt the
(2) Tone Search Scanning works either in the VFO or Memory modes.
DCS Code Inversion
The DCS system was first introduced in the commercial LMR (Land Mobile Radio) service,
where it is now in widespread use. DCS is sometime referred to by its different proprietary
names, such as DPL® (Digital Private Line®, a registered trademark of Motorola, Inc.).
DCS uses
a codeword consisting of a 23-bit frame, transmitted (subaudible) at a data rate of
134.4 bps (bit/sec). Occasionally, signal inversion can result in the complement of a code to
be sent or received. This prevents the receiver squelch from opening with DCS enabled, as the
decoded bit sequence would not match that selected for the operation.
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Typical situations that might cause inversion to occur are:
•
Connection of an external receiver preamplifier
•
Operating through a repeater
•
Connection of an external linear amplifier
Note that code inversion does not mean that any of the above listed equipment is defective.
In certain amplifier configurations, the output signal (phase) is inverted from the input. Small
signal or power amplifiers having an odd number (1, 3, 5, etc.) of amplification stages may
result in inversion of a transmitted or received DCS code.
While under most circumstances this should not occur (amplifier designs and industry
standards take this into account), if you find that your receiver squelch does not open when
both you and the other station are using a common DCS code, you or the other station (but not
both) can try the following:
SET key momentarily to
1. Press the
2. Rotate the
3. Press the
mode:
DIAL
DIAL
enter the Set mode.
knob to select Menu #11 DCS.N/R.
knob momentarily, then rotate the
DIAL
•
TRX N
•
RX R
: Encoder; Normal, Decoder; Reverse (Inverted)
•
TX R
: Encoder; Reverse (Inverted), Decoder; Normal
•
TRX R
knob to select the
: Encoder; Normal, Decoder; Normal
: Encoder; Reverse (Inverted), Decoder; Reverse (Inverted)
4. Press and hold in the
normal operation.0.
DIAL
knob for ½ second to save the new setting and exit to
Remember to restore the default setting to TRX N (Encoder; Normal,
Decoder; Normal) when done.
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REGULAR MEMORY
Regular Memory
Overview
The FT-8900R provides a wide variety of memory system resources. These include:
Independent Regular Memory Channels consisting of:
•
799 Standard Memory channels (see page 32), numbered 001 through 799
•
Six Home channels (see page 36), providing storage and quick recall of one prime
frequency on each operating band
•
Five sets of band-edge memories also known as Programmable Memory Scan channels
(see page 23), labeled L1/U1 through L50/U5
•
Six Hyper Memory channels (see page 38)
Store a Frequency in Memory
To store a frequency in a memory channel:
1. Select the desired frequency while operating in the VFO mode on the Main band. Be
sure set up any desired CTCSS or DCS tones, as well as any desired repeater offset.
The power level may also be set at this time, if you wish to store it.
2. Press and hold in the
SET key for ½ second. A memory number will appear
(blinking) on the display.
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3. Within ten seconds of pressing the
SET key, use the
DIAL knob, or the
microphone’s
and
buttons, to select the desired memory channel for
storage. If the channel is already occupied by data stored previously, the channel's
frequency will appear on the display.
4. Press the
SET key momentarily to
save the entry and exit to normal operation.0.
Create a Name Tag for a Memory Channel
To add an Alpha-numeric Name Tag to a memory:
1. Press the
2. Rotate the
SET key momentarily to
DIAL
enter the Set mode.
knob to select Menu #25 NAME.
3. Press the
DIAL knob momentarily to select the first character location. The
character at this location will blink.
4. Rotate the
DIAL knob to select the apha-numeric character you wish to store in
the blinking location, then press the
DIAL knob momentarily to move on to the
next character.
DIAL knob to select the desired letter, number, or symbol, then
5. Again rotate the
press the
DIAL knob momentarily to move on to the next character location. If
you make a mistake, press the microphone’s
button to move back to the previous
character slot, then re-select the correct letter, number, or symbol.
6. Repeat step 5 to program the remaining letters, numbers, or symbols of the desired
Name Tag. A total of six characters may be used in the creation of a tag.
7. When you have completed the creation of the Name Tag, press and hold in the
key momentarily to save the tag and exit to normal operation.0.
SET
To modify an Alpha-numeric Name Tag for a memory:
1. Press the
2. Rotate the
3. Press the
SET key momentarily to
DIAL
DIAL
enter the Set mode.
knob to select Menu #25 NAME.
knob momentarily to display the Name Tag.
4. Press the
DIAL knob momentarily to select the first character location. The
character at this location will blink.
and
buttons to move to the character location you
5. Press the microphone’s
want to modify, rotate the
DIAL knob to select the apha-numeric character you
wish to store in the blinking location, then press the
DIAL knob momentarily to
move on to the next character location.
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6. Repeat step 5 to modify the remaining letters, numbers, or symbols of the desired
Name Tag.
7. When you have completed the modification of the Name Tag, press and hold in the
SET key momentarily to save the tag and exit to normal operation.0.
To delete/hide an Alpha-numeric Name Tag for a memory:
The only way to manually delete a Name Tag from a Memory channel is to delete the channel
then re-enter it without the tag.
Store Independent Transmit Frequencies
To store independent transmit frequencies (odd splits) in a memory channel:
1. Store the receiving frequency using the instructions described in Store a Frequency in
Memory on page 32.
2. Turn to the desired transmit frequency on the Main band, then press and hold in the
SET key for ½ second.
3. Within ten seconds of pressing the
SET key, use the
DIAL knob or
microphone’s
and
buttons to select the same memory channel number as
used in step 1 above.
4. Press and hold in the PTT switch, then press the
SET key momentarily while
holding the PTT switch to save the entry and exit to normal operation. (This will not
cause transmission; instead, it signals the microprocessor that a separate transmit
frequency is being programmed into that memory register.)0.
Whenever you recall a memory which contains independently-stored
transmit and receive frequencies, the
(odd split) indicator will be
displayed.
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Recall a Stored Memory
To recall (activate) a stored memory channel:
1. If operating in the VFO mode, press the
mode.
key momentarily to enter the Memory
2. Rotate the DIAL knob to select the desired channel.0.
When the radio is already set to the Memory mode, an easy way to recall
memories is enter the three-digit memory channel number from the
MH−48A6J microphone'
s keypad. For example, to recall memory channel
#4, press 0
0
4.
Tune from a Stored Memory
Once you have recalled a particular memory channel, you may easily tune off that channel, as
though you were in the VFO mode.
1. With the FT−8900R in the MR (Memory Recall) mode, select the desired memory
channel.
2. Now press and hold in the
will appear on the display.
key for ½ second. The
(Memory Tune mode) icon
3. Rotate the DIAL knob to tune to a new frequency. The synthesizer steps selected for
VFO operation on the current band will be the steps used during Memory Tuning.
4. Press and hold in the
key for ½ second during Memory Tuning, the data will be
copied to VFO, although the original memory contents will remain intact on the
previously-stored channel. 0.
If you wish to return to the original memory frequency, press the
momentarily. The
icon will disappear.
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REGULAR MEMORY
Delete a Memory
With 808 memories available (except memory channel #1), there are frequently situations
where you may desire to delete certain memorized frequencies. The procedure for deleting a
channel is quite simple:
1. If operating in the VFO mode, press the
mode.
key momentarily to enter the Memory
2. Press and hold in the
SET key for ½ second, then rotate the
DIAL knob to
select the memory channel to be deleted. (Note that memory channel #1 may not be
deleted.)
key momentarily. The display will revert to memory channel
3. Press the Main band
#1. If you rotate the
DIAL knob to the location you just Masked, you will
observe that it is now invisible. 0.
Once deleted, the channel data cannot be recovered.
Set a HOME Channel for an Operating Band
A special one-touch HOME channel is available (one for each of the six operating bands), to
allow quick recall of a favorite operating frequency on each band. To store a HOME channel:
1. Select the desired frequency while operating in the VFO mode on the Main band. Be
sure to set up any desired CTCSS or DCS tones, as well as any desired repeater offset.
The power level may also be set at this time.
2. Press and hold in the
SET key for ½ second. A memory number will appear
(blinking) on the display.
key. The
3. While the memory channel number is blinking, press the
frequency and other data will now be stored in the special HOME channel register. 0.
You may repeat this process on the other operating bands.
To recall the HOME channel, just press the
Memory mode.
key while operating either in the VFO or
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Activate Memory Only Mode
Once Memory channel programming has been completed, you may place the radio in a
Memory Only mode, whereby VFO operation is impossible. This may be particularly useful
during public-service events where a number of operators may be using the radio for first
time, and ultimate simplicity of channel selection is desired.
To place the radio into the Memory Only mode:
1. Turn the radio off.
2. Press and hold in the Left
key while turning the radio on.
3. Rotate the Right DIAL knob to select the (F-5 M-ONLY MODE), then press the
key momentarily. 0.
SET
To return to normal operation, repeat the above steps.
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HYPER MEMORY
Hyper Memory
Overview
The FT−8900R uses two different types of memory systems, Regular Memory (see page 32)
and Hyper Memory, that store different kinds of information. The distinction between these
two memory systems is one of the most difficult concepts for users to comprehend.
The Regular Memory is a memory system that stores information specific to a memory
channel. For example, the information needed to operate on a particular repeater will be
stored in a Regular Memory channel. The FT−8900R contains 799 Regular Memory channels.
(See the table below for the types of data that are stored in a Regular Memory channel.)
The Hyper Memory is a memory system that stores information specific to the overall
configuration of your FT−8900R. That is, a Hyper Memory records, or is a snapshot of, the way
you have set up your FT−8900R to operate and meet your communication needs. For most
radios, you can only have one configuration setup. However, the FT−8900R has six Hyper
Memory channels thus allowing you to set up six unique configurations. (See the table below
for the types of data that are stored in a Hyper Memory channel.)
REGULAR MEMORY Storage
memory channel information
Each Regular Memory channel contains the
information for one frequency on which you want
to operate .
•
Memory channel number (left/right)
•
Receive/Transmit frequencies
•
Operating mode (AM, FM, NFM)
•
Repeater information (shift, offset, encoding
method, CTCSS tone, DCS code)
•
Whether to display frequency or name tag
•
Transmitting power
•
Scan/Skip preference
•
Hyper Memory assignments
HYPER MEMORY Storage
radio configuration information
Each Hyper Memory channel contains a set of
information on how you operate your FT−8900R.
•
Which Memory channels to include
•
ARS (activation/deactivation)
•
Band edge criteria
•
Sub band display format
•
Packet information (Baud rate, operating band)
•
Band Linking (Off, On)
•
Automatically tune AM for Aircraft band (Off,
On)
•
Default Operating mode for each side (VFO,
Memory, Home)
•
Active band (left/right)
•
Which Memory channel to default to (left/right)
•
Which is the Active side: Main band (left or
right)
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HYPER MEMORY
Some examples of using Hyper Memory
Let's say that you frequently monitor the local HAM repeaters in your area, that you belong to
the RACES organization for your county, and that you like to work Amateur Radio satellites.
You could set up your Hyper Memory channels as follows:
Hyper Memory Channel 2 Use to operate on local HAM repeaters
Left Side
-- start on Regular Memory channel 39
-- use as Sub band
-- Memory mode (only UHF repeaters)
-- 430MHz band (when in VFO mode)
Right Side
-- start on Regular Memory channel 1
-- use as Main band
-- Memory mode (only VHF repeaters)
-- 144MHz band (when in VFO mode)
Hyper Memory Channel 3 Use to operate on local RACES/ARES/Skywarn repeaters
Left Side
Right Side
-- start on Regular Memory channel 1
-- use as Sub band
-- Memory mode (all local, VHF/UHF HAM repeaters )
-- 430MHz band (when in VFO mode)
-- start on Regular Memory channel 501
-- use as Main band
-- Memory mode (only RACES/ARES/Skywarn repeaters)
-- 144MHz band (when in VFO mode)
Hyper Memory Channel 4 Use to operate on Amateur Radio satellites
(Band Linking feature activated)
Left Side
-- start on Regular Memory channel 301
-- use as Main band
-- Memory mode (only Amateur Radio satellite frequencies)
-- 430MHz band (when in VFO mode)
Right Side
-- start on Regular Memory channel 301
-- use as Sub band
-- Memory mode (only Amateur Radio satellite frequencies)
-- 144MHz band (when in VFO mode)
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With this setup, you would be ready for three of your HAM radio interests at the press of a
button! You now have three complete and unique radio configurations, each catered to a
specific need.
•
To operate on the local HAM repeaters you will press Hyper Memory key
•
If a RACES activation occurs, you will press Hyper Memory key
•
When you get ready to work an Amateur Radio satellite, you will press Hyper Memory
key .
.
.
Store a Hyper Memory
To store the current radio configuration into a Hyper Memory:
1. Set up the transceiver according to the desired configuration.
2. Press and hold in a Hyper Memory key (
through
) for 2 seconds. The current
configuration will be stored in this Hyper Memory channel. 0.
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HYPER MEMORY
Recall a Hyper Memory
To recall (activate) a Hyper Memory:
Press the appropriate Hyper Memory key (
Hyper Memory channel.
through
) momentarily to recall the desired
Caution
Depending on how Menu #16 (HYPER) is configured, your current configuration might be lost
when you recall a Hyper Memory channel. Menu #16 (HYPER) is the Automatic Writing feature
for Hyper Memory. It has two possible settings: AUTO and MANUAL.
AUTO
If set to AUTO, whenever you recall a Hyper Memory (
through
) the current
configuration for your FT−8900R will be automatically stored in Hyper Memory
channel
. Any configuration already in Hyper Memory channel
will be
overwritten.
This setting is NOT recommended if you want to preserve all of your Hyper
Memories.
MANUAL
If set to MANUAL, recalling a Hyper Memory will not cause Hyper Memory channel
to be overwritten. The Auto feature is disabled, so you must manually store a
configuration into a Hyper Memory channel by pressing and holding in one of the
Hyper Memory keys for two seconds.
This setting IS recommended if you want to preserve all of your Hyper Memories.
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SCANNING
Scanning
Overview
The FT−8900R allows you to scan just the Memory channels via Memory Scan Mode (see page
45), the entire operating band in VFO Scan Mode (see page 44), or a portion of that band via
Programmable Memory Scan (see page 23). It will pause on signals encountered, so you can
monitor the station(s) on that frequency.
Scanning operation is basically the same in each of the above modes. Before you begin, take a
moment to select the way in which you would like the FT−8900R to resume scanning after it
pauses on a signal.
Set the Scan-Resume Preference
Two options for the Scan-Resume mode are available:
TIME
In this mode, scanning will pause on a signal it encounters, and will hold there for five
seconds. If you do not take action to disable scanning within five seconds, scanning will
resume even if the stations are still active. This is the default setting.
BUSY
In this mode, scanning will pause on a signal it encounters. Two seconds after the carrier
has dropped, scanning will resume.
To set the Scan-Resume mode:
1. Press the
2. Rotate the
SET key momentarily to
DIAL
enter the Set mode.
knob to select Menu #34 SCAN.
3. Press the
DIAL knob momentarily, then rotate the
desired Scan-Resume mode (TIME or BUSY).
4. Press and hold in the
normal operation.0.
DIAL
DIAL
knob to select the
knob for ½ second to save the new setting and exit to
Priority Channel Scanning (Dual Watch)
The FT−8900R’s scanning features include a two-channel scanning capability which allows
you to operate on a VFO, Memory channel, or Home channel, while periodically checking a
user-defined Priority Memory Channel for activity. If a station is received on the Priority
Memory Channel which is strong enough to open the Squelch, the scanning will pause on that
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station. Scanning will resume according to the Scan-Resume mode that was selected. See Set
the Scan-Resume Preference on page 42 for details.
You may operate individual Priority Channel Dual Watch features on both bands at the same
time, such as having the VFO Priority mode engaged on the Right band and the Memory
Priority mode engaged on the Left band.
VFO Priority
To activate Priority Channel Dual Watch operation:
1. Recall the memory channel you wish to use as the Priority frequency.
2. Now set the FT−8900R for operation on a VFO frequency.
3. Press and hold in the
key for ½ second to activate the VFO Priority mode. The
display will remain on the VFO frequency, but every five seconds the FT−8900R will
check the Priority Memory Channel for activity.
4. Press and hold in the
key to disable the VFO Priority mode. 0.
Memory Priority
To activate Priority Channel Dual Watch operation:
1. Store the frequency you wish to be the Priority Memory Channel into Memory channel
1.
2. Now set the FT−8900R for operation on another Memory channel.
3. Press and hold in the
key for ½ second to activate the Memory Priority mode. The
display will remain on the current Memory channel, but every five seconds the
FT−8900R will check the Priority Memory Channel (Memory channel 1) for activity.
4. Press and hold in the
key to disable the Memory Priority mode.0.
HOME Priority
To activate Priority Channel Dual Watch operation:
1. Recall the Memory channel you wish to use as the Priority frequency.
2. Now set the FT−8900R for operation on a HOME channel.
key for ½ second to activate the HOME Priority mode. The
3. Press and hold in the
display will remain on the HOME channel, but every five seconds the FT−8900R will
check the Priority Memory Channel for activity.
4. Press and hold in the
key to disable the HOME Priority mode.0.
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SCANNING
Scan in VFO Mode
This mode allows you to scan the entire current operating band.
1. Select the VFO mode by pressing the
2. Press the
key, if necessary.
key momentarily to start scanning.
If a signal strong enough to open the squelch is encountered during
scanning, scanning will pause temporarily and the decimal point of the
frequency will blink during the pause.
•
Scanning will resume according to the Scan-Resume mode that was selected.
See Set the Scan-Resume Preference on page 42 for details.
3. To cancel scanning, press the
PTT key.0.
key momentarily again, or press the microphone’s
(1) When you start scanning, the FT−8900R will scan in the upward
direction. If you want to change the direction of the scan while it is
underway, rotate the DIAL knob one click in the opposite direction (in this
case, one click counterclockwise). The scanning direction will reverse and
scan downward.
(2) Pressing and holding in the microphone’s
or
key will cause
scanning to sweep frequencies only on the current band.
(3) If you would like the scanner not to be restricted to the current band, set
Menu #4 (BAND) to BND.OFF to cause the FT−8900R to hop to the low
edge of the next-highest band when the VFO frequency reaches the high
end of the current band (or vice- versa).
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Scan in Memory Mode
In Memory Scan mode, you can set the type of scan to be performed and set the method in
which each Memory channel will be scanned.
Set the Type of Memory Scan
You can configure the
keys on the FT−8900R to perform either a Standard Memory scan
(default) or a Preferential Memory scan when pressed.
Types of Memory Scans
Standard
(default)
All Memory channels not flagged to be skipped (SKIP) will be scanned.
Set Menu #35 (SCAN M) to MEM for Standard Memory scan
See
Standard Memory Scan
Preferential
on page 46 for details.
Only Memory channels flagged as Preferential will be scanned.
Set Menu #35 (SCAN M) to MSM for Preferential Memory scan.
See Preferential Memory Scan on page 47 for details.
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Standard Memory Scan
During Standard Memory Scan, scanning will pause on any signal encountered that is strong
enough to open the squelch; scanning will then resume according to the Scan-Resume mode
that was selected. See Set the Scan-Resume Preference on page 42 for details.
To Flag a Memory channel to be Scanned during Standard Memory Scan:
This is the default setting, so you only need to complete these steps if you
previously changed this setting for this Memory channel.
1. Set the radio to the Memory mode by pressing the
2. Rotate the
DIAL knob
Standard Memory Scan.
key, if necessary.
to select the channel which you wish to be scanned during
3. Press the
key for ½ second twice to select OFF (skip off) and exit to normal
operation. 0.
To configure the FT−8900R for Standard Memory Scan:
This is the default setting, so you only need to complete these steps if you
previously changed this setting. This setting is stored separately for each
side of each Hyper Memory channel (see page 38).
1. Press the
2. Rotate the
3. Press the
SET key momentarily to
DIAL
DIAL
4. Press and hold in the
normal operation.0.
enter the Set mode.
knob to select Menu #35 SCAN M.
knob momentarily, then rotate the DIAL knob to MEM.
DIAL
knob for ½ second to save the new setting and exit to
To initiate Standard Memory Scan:
1. Configure the FT−8900R for Standard Memory Scan, if necessary.
2. Press the
key momentarily to initiate Standard Memory Scanning.
3. To cancel the Standard Memory Scan, press the
key momentarily.0.
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How to Skip a Channel During Memory Scan
Some continuous-carrier stations like a Weather Broadcast station will seriously impede
scanning operation especially if Menu #34 SCAN is set to BUSY, as the incoming signal will not
pause long enough for the FT−8900R to resume scanning.
To skip a channel during scanning:
1. Set the radio to the Memory mode by pressing the
2. Rotate the
scanning.
3. Press the
DIAL
key, if necessary.
knob to select the Memory Channel to be skipped during
key for ½ second to select SKIP and exit to normal operation. 0.
This Memory Channel will now be ignored during scanning. The
when you manually recall this skipped memory channel.
indicator will appear
Preferential Memory Scan
During Preferential Memory Scan, scanning will pause on any signal encountered that is
strong enough to open the squelch; scanning will then resume according to the Scan-Resume
mode that was selected. See Set the Scan-Resume Preference on page 42 for details.
To place a Memory channel on the Preferential Scan List:
1. Set the radio to the Memory mode by pressing the
2. Rotate the
DIAL knob
Preferential Scan List.
key, if necessary.
to select the channel which you wish to add to the
3. Press and hold the
key for ½ second, several times if necessary, so as to make the
icon appear by the channel designator.0.
To configure the FT−8900R for Preferential Memory Scan:
This setting is stored separately for each side of each Hyper Memory
channel (see page 38).
1. Press the
2. Rotate the
3. Press the
SET key momentarily to
DIAL
DIAL
enter the Set mode.
knob to select Menu #35 SCAN M.
knob momentarily, then rotate the DIAL knob to MSM.
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4. Press and hold in the
normal operation.0.
DIAL
Now only the channels which have the
knob for ½ second to save the new setting and exit to
icon displayed will be scanned.
To initiate Preferential Memory Scan:
1. Configure the FT−8900R for Preferential Memory Scan, if necessary.
key momentarily to initiate Preferential Memory Scanning. Only the
2. Press the
channels which have the icon displayed will be scanned. 0.
To cancel the Preferential Memory Scan, press the
key momentarily.
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SMART SEARCH
Smart Search
The Smart Search feature may be used to load—automatically with no operator
intervention—a special bank of up to 25 memory channels (per band) on activity.
The Smart Search function will sweep the entire band, and will load the special memory bank
with the frequency and repeater shift data pertaining to those channels on which activity is
found if Automatic Repeater Shifts is activated (see page 25). The channels are loaded in the
order in which they are encountered, not according to signal strength or by ascending
frequency.
The Smart Search feature is especially useful when visiting a city for the first time, where you
may be unfamiliar with the repeater frequencies; Smart Search discovers where the local
activity is to be found, and automatically loads those frequencies for you.
To activate Smart Search operation :
1. Set the radio to the VFO mode by pressing the
key, if necessary.
2. Press and hold in the
key for ½ second to cause the radio to scan upward on the
current band, loading channels on which it encounters a signal strong enough to open
the squelch.
3. When 25 channels are loaded, or when the scanner reaches the band edge, the scanner
will stop and the transceiver will revert to the starting frequency. 0.
To recall the Smart Search memories just stored, rotate the DIAL knob or press the
microphone’s
or
keys (for the Main band Smart Search memories only).
If you find a channel which you wish to store into a Regular Memory channel, follow the
procedures in Store a Frequency in Memory on page 32.
(1) The Smart Search memories are so-called soft memories; they will lost
if you exit the Smart Search mode or initiate a new Smart Search sweep.
(2) You may activate Smart Search operation on the Main band by
pressing and holding in the microphone’s
key.
(3) You may activate Smart Search operation on the left and right bands at
the same time.
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ARTS
ARTS
Overview
The ARTS (Auto Range Transponder System) feature uses DCS signaling to inform both
parties when you and another ARTS equipped station are within communications range. This
may be particularly useful during Search-and-Rescue situations, where it is important to stay
in contact with other members of your group.
Both stations must set up their DCS codes to the same code number, then activate their ARTS
feature using the command appropriate for their radio. Alert ringers may be activated, if
desired.
Whenever you push the PTT switch, or every 25 seconds after ARTS is activated, your radio
will transmit a signal which includes a (subaudible) DCS signal for about one second. If the
other radio is in range, the beeper will sound (if enabled) and the display will show IN.RNG as
opposed to the out of range display OUT.RNG in which ARTS operation begins.
Whether you talk or not, the polling every 25 seconds will continue until you de-activate
Every 10 minutes, moreover, you can have your radio transmit your callsign via CW,
so as to comply with identification requirements. When ARTS is de-activated, DCS will also
be deactivated (if you were not using it previously in non-ARTS operation).
ARTS.
If you move out of range for more than one minute (four pollings), your radio will sense that
no signal has been received, three beeps will sound, and the display will revert to OUT.RNG. If
you move back into range, your radio will again beep, and the display will change back to the
IN.RNG indication.
During ARTS operation, it is not possible to change the operating frequency or other settings
on the Main band; you must terminate ARTS in order to resume normal operation. This is a
safety feature designed to prevent accidental loss of contact due to channel change.
Set Up/Operate ARTS
To activate ARTS:
1. Set your FT−8900R and the other radio(s) to the same DCS code number. See DCS
Tone System on page 28 for details.
2. Press the
3. Rotate the
SET key momentarily to
DIAL
enter the Set mode.
knob to select Menu #3 ARTS.
4. Press the
DIAL knob momentarily, then rotate the
desired ARTS beep option. The available options are:
DIAL
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IN RNG:
•
ALWAYS:
The beeps are issued only when the radio first confirms that you are
within range, but does not re-confirm with beeps thereafter.
Every time a polling transmission is received from the other station,
the alert beeps will be heard.
5. Press the
DIAL knob momentarily. OUT.RNG is displayed on the LCD. ARTS
operation has now commenced. 0.
Every 25 seconds, your radio will transmit a polling call to the other station. When that
station responds with its own ARTS polling signal, the display will change to IN.RNG to
confirm that the other station’s polling code was received in response to yours.
Press the
DIAL
knob momentarily to exit ARTS operation and resume normal operation.
Set Up the CW Identifier
The ARTS feature includes a CW Identifier. Every ten minutes during ARTS operation, the
radio can be instructed to send DE your-callsign K if this feature is enabled. The callsign
field may contain up to 6 characters.
To program the CW Identifier:
1. Press the
2. Rotate the
SET key momentarily to
DIAL
enter the Set mode.
knob to select Menu #8 CWID W.
3. Press the
DIAL
knob momentarily.
4. Press the
DIAL
knob momentarily again to enable entry of your callsign.
5. Rotate the
DIAL knob one click clockwise to begin entry of the letters and
numbers in your callsign.
6. Press the
callsign.
DIAL
knob momentarily to set the first letter or number in your
7. When the correct character has been selected, press the
to move on to the next character.
DIAL
knob momentarily
8. Repeat steps 6 and 7 as many times as necessary to complete your callsign.
9. Press the Main
key to delete all data after the cursor that may have been
previously stored (erroneously).
10. When you have entered your entire callsign, press the
to confirm the callsign.
11. Press the
SET key momentarily, then rotate the
clockwise to select the Menu #7 CWID.
DIAL
DIAL
knob momentarily
knob one click counter-
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12. Press the
DIAL knob momentarily, then rotate the
ON (to enable the CW Identifier).
13. Press the
operation.0.
DIAL
DIAL
knob to select TX
knob momentarily to save the setting and exit to normal
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DTMF AUTODIALER
Operating the DTMF Autodialer
Sixteen DTMF Autodialer memories are available on the FT−8900R. These DTMF Autodialer
memories can store up to 16 digits of a telephone number for repeater autopatch or other uses.
To load DTMF Autodialer memories:
1. Press the
2. Rotate the
SET key momentarily to
DIAL
enter the Set mode.
knob to select Menu #15 DTMF W.
3. Press the
DIAL knob momentarily, then rotate the
DIAL knob to select the
DTMF Autodialer memory channel number (d-1 through d-16) into which you wish
store a telephone number.
4. Press the
DIAL knob momentarily, then rotate the
first digit of the telephone number you wish to store.
5. When you have selected the correct digit, press the
DIAL
DIAL
knob to select the
knob momentarily.
6. Rotate the
DIAL knob to select the next number in this current DTMF Autodialer
memory register.
7. When you have selected the correct digit, press the
DIAL
knob momentarily.
8. Repeat this steps 6 and 7 for each remaining digit in the telephone number.
9. Press the Main band
key momentarily to delete any previously-stored data after
the cursor. If you make a mistake, press the microphone’s
key to move back to
the first digit, then re-enter the correct number.
10. When entry of all digits is complete, press the
new setting.
SET key momentarily to
11. If you wish to store another DTMF string, rotate the
DTMF memory register, then repeat steps 4 through 10.
DIAL
save the
knob to select another
12. When all required DTMF memories are filled to your satisfaction, press and hold in the
DIAL knob for ½ second to exit to normal operation. 0.
To transmit the memorized telephone number:
1. Press the
2. Rotate the
SET key momentarily to enter the Set mode.
DIAL
knob to select Menu #15 DTMF W.
3. Press the
DIAL knob momentarily, then rotate the
DTMF Autodialer memory channel to be transmitted.
DIAL
knob to select the
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4. Press and hold in the
DIAL
knob for ½ second to exit to normal operation.
5. Press and hold in the PTT switch.
6. While still holding the PTT switch in, press the Main band
transmit the tone string.
key momentarily to
7. Once you have pressed the
key in the above step, you can release the PTT switch,
as the Autodialer will transmit the whole DTMF string automatically.0.
To set the speed:
The speed at which the DTMF digits are sent can be changed.
1. Press the
SET key momentarily to
2. Rotate the
DIAL
enter the Set mode.
knob to select Menu #14 DTMF S.
3. Press the
DIAL knob momentarily, then rotate the
desired speed.
•
50MS:
High: 20 digits per second
•
75MS:
Mid: 13 digits per second
•
100MS:
DIAL
knob to select the
Low: 10 digits per second
4. Press and hold in the
normal operation. 0.
DIAL
knob for ½ second to save the new setting and exit to
To set a delay time:
You can also set a longer delay between the time you press the
pressed) and when the first DTMF digit is sent.
1. Press the
2. Rotate the
SET key momentarily to
DIAL
enter the Set mode.
knob to select Menu #13 DTMF D.
3. Press the
DIAL knob momentarily, then rotate the
desired time (50MS, 250MS, 450MS, 750MS, or 1000MS).
4. Press and hold in the
normal operation.0.
key (with PTT switch
DIAL
DIAL
knob to select the
knob for ½ second to save the new setting and exit to
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INTERNET CONNECTION FEATURE
Internet Connection Feature
The FT−8900R can be used to access a repeater which has been configured to provide access
to the Vertex Standard WIRES™ (Wide-Coverage Internet Repeater Enhancement System) or
other Internet Link Systems that use a DTMF string for access.
To access a WIRES™ repeater:
1. Press the left VOL knob momentarily to activate the WIRES™ access capability. The
INT ON message will be displayed for 2 seconds at the Main band. The int icon will
appear in the memory channel field on the Sub band while WIRES™ access is enabled.
DIAL knob, while pressing and holding in the left VOL knob, to select
2. Rotate the
the access number (ICOD 0 through ICOD 9, ICOD A through ICOD F) corresponding
to the WIRES™ repeater to which you wish to establish an Internet link. Ask the
repeater owner/operator if you don’t know the access numbers in the network. 0.
With the WIRES™ capability activated, the FT−8900R will generate a brief (0.1 second) DTMF
tone according to your selection in step 2. This DTMF tone is sent at the beginning of every
transmission to establish or maintain the link to the remote WIRES™ repeater.
To disable the WIRES™ access capability, press the left VOL knob again.
To access other Internet Link Systems that use a DTMF
string for access:
1. Press the
SET key momentarily to
2. Rotate the
DIAL
enter the Set mode.
knob to select Menu #15 DTMF W.
3. Press the
DIAL knob momentarily, then load the DTMF tones which you wish to
use to establish an Internet link (ask your repeater owner/operator if you don’t know
the access numbers in the network) into the desired DTMF Memory channel.
a. Rotate the
DIAL knob to select the DTMF Autodialer memory channel
number (d-1 through d-16).
b. Press the
DIAL
knob momentarily.
c. Rotate the
DIAL knob to select the DTMF code, then press the
knob momentarily to move the digit.
DIAL
d. Repeat step c.
e. Press the
4. Rotate the
DIAL
DIAL
knob momentarily to save the new setting.
knob to select Menu #17 INET.
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5. Press the
DIAL knob momentarily, then rotate the
DIAL knob to set this
Item to INT.MEM (to enable the alternative Internet Link, and disable the WIRES™
access option).
6. Press and hold in the
normal operation.
DIAL
knob for ½ second to save the new setting and exit to
7. Press the left VOL knob momentarily to activate the Internet Link System. INT ON will
be displayed for 2 seconds in the Main band frequency field. The int icon will then be
displayed in the memory channel field on the Sub band while the Internet Link System
access feature is engaged.
8. Rotate the
DIAL knob, while pressing and holding in the left VOL knob, to select
the DTMF access number (IMEM 1 through IMEM16) corresponding to the Internet Link
repeater to which you wish to establish an Internet Link.
9. With the Internet Link feature activated, press the left VOL knob, or microphone’s
key, to send out the DTMF tones according to your selection in step 8 (to establish the
link to the Internet Link repeater).
10. To disable the Internet Link feature, press the left VOL knob again. 0.
To return to WIRES™, recall Menu #17 INET, then set it to INT. COD.
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CROSS-BAND REPEATER
Operate as a Cross-Band Repeater
The FT−8900R can be set up to operate as a full-featured cross-band repeater via a simple
Menu procedure. This feature is useful for emergency portable work in a remote area, and
cross-band linking.
for
However, remember these points before using the Cross-Band Repeater mode:
•
Check the amateur radio rules and regulations for your country to ensure that this type
of operation is permitted.
•
Pick your frequency pair carefully, so as not to cause harmful interference to other
users. The use of cross-band repeaters has the potential to cause serious disruption of
communications circuits, and the creation of harmful interference to coordinated
repeaters is inconsiderate and may be illegal. If you are not sure of active repeater
frequencies in your area, a safe rule is to stay off of the repeater sub-bands and use the
FM simplex portion of each band. Contact your area’s frequency coordinator for
guidance.
•
Remember that the transmit duty cycle will be much higher during repeater service, so
we recommend that the transmit power level be set to a Low setting to ensure cooler
operation.
Transceiver CTCSS settings (Encode/Decode) may, of course, be selected for each band,
allowing selective calling for your repeater. However, keep in mind that if the channels you
use are so busy as to motivate you toward CTCSS Decoding, you may not have chosen a good
frequency pair on which to operate, as the potential for interference to other users is high.
To set up Cross-Band Repeater operation:
Before enabling Cross-Band Repeater operation, configure both band settings as desired, and
set the squelch such that background noise is silenced.
1. Press the
2. Rotate the
SET key momentarily to
DIAL
enter the Set mode.
knob to select Menu #44 X-RPT.
3. Press the
DIAL
knob momentarily, XSTART will appear on the display.
4. Press the
DIAL
knob again to activate the Cross-Band Repeater mode. 0.
To exit the Cross-Band Repeater mode, Press the
SET key again.
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CLONING
Transfer Data between two FT−8900Rs
You can transfer all data stored in one FT−8900R to another FT−8900R by utilizing the handy
feature. This requires a user-constructed Cloning cable which connects the DATA
jacks on the two transceivers, as shown below.
Cloning
To clone from one transceiver to another:
1. Insert the Cloning Cable into the DATA jack of each transceiver.
2. Turn both transceivers off, then press and hold in the Left
while turning the power on again.
key on each radio
3. Rotate the Right DIAL knob on each radio to select CLONE START, then press the
SET key. The display will disappear for a moment, then the CLONE notation will appear
on the display.
4. On the destination radio, press the Left
appear on the display.
key. The CLONE -RX- indicator will
5. Now, on the source radio, press the Left
key. The CLONE -TX- indicator will
appear on the display, and the cloning data transfer will immediately begin.
•
If there is a problem during the cloning process, CLONE ERROR will be
displayed. Check your cable connections, and try again.
•
If cloning was successful, the CLONE -RX- and CLONE -TX- indicators will
disappear.
6. Turn both transceivers off, then remove the Cloning Cable. 0.
Channel and operating data for both radios are now identical. They both may be turned on
now for normal operation.
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RESET
Reset Your FT−8900R
To Reset your FT−8900R:
1. Turn the radio off.
2. Press and hold in the Left
key while turning the radio on.
3. Rotate the Right DIAL knob to select the Reset menu:
•
SETMOD RESET:
•
HYPER RESET:
•
MEMORY RESET:
•
ALL RESET:
4. Press the
Resets the Menu (Set) mode settings to their factory defaults.
Clears the Hyper Memory settings to factory defaults.
Clears the Regular Memory settings to factory defaults.
Clears all memories and other settings to factory defaults.
SET key momentarily to
complete the Reset procedure.0.
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MENU ITEMS
Menu (Set) Mode
Overview
The FT−8900R Menu (Set) mode is easy to activate and set. It may be used for configuration
of a wide variety of transceiver parameters, some of which have not been detailed previously.
Use the following procedure to activate the Menu (Set) mode:
1. Press the
SET key momentarily to
2. Turn the
DIAL
enter the Set mode.
knob to select the Menu Item to be adjusted.
3. Press the
DIAL knob momentarily to enable adjustment of the selected Menu
Item, then rotate the
DIAL knob to perform the actual adjustment.
4. After completing your selection and adjustment, press and hold in the
for ½ second to exit the Set mode and return to normal operation.0.
DIAL
knob
Menu Item Prefixes
Some Menu Items or preceded by either the character b or h. The b character denotes that the
value for this Menu Item is to be applied separately for each Operating Band and/or Mode.
The h character denotes that the value for this Menu Item is to be applied separately to each
Hyper Memory Channel.
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MENU ITEMS
Menu Quick Reference Table
Item #
Menu
Function
Available Values
Default
1
APO
Selects the Automatic Power Off time.
OFF, 0.5H – 12.0H
OFF
h2
ARS
Activates/deactivates the Automatic Repeater Shift
feature.
ON, OFF
varies
h3
ARTS
Selects the ARTS beep mode.
IN RNG, ALWAYS
h4
BAND
Enables/disables the VFO Band edge for the current
band.
BND ON, BNDOFF
BND ON
5
BEEP
Enables/disables the beeper.
BEP.ON, BEP.OFF
BEP.ON
b6
CLK.SFT
Shifts the CPU clock frequency.
SFT.ON, SFT.OFF
SFT.OFF
7
CWID
TX ON, TX OFF
TX OFF
8
CWID W
Stores your callsign into the CW identifier.
9
DIMMER
Sets the Display brightness level.
DIM 1, DIM 2, DIM
3, OFF
DIM 1
b 10
DCS.COD
Sets the DCS code.
11
DCS.N/R
Selects Normal or Inverted DCS coding.
h 12
DSP.SUB
Selects the Sub Band display format.
13
DTMF D
Sets of the DTMF Autodialer Delay Time.
14
DTMF S
Sets of the DTMF Autodialer Sending Speed.
15
DTMF W
Loads the DTMF Autodialer Memories.
16
HYPER
Enables/disables the Automatic Writing feature for Hyper
Memory.
17
INET
18
INET C
Selects the Access Number (DTMF digit) for WIRES™
operation.
19
INET M
20
KEY.MOD
21
LOCK
22
LOCKT
23
MIC
Enables/disables the CW identifier during ARTS
operation.
023
TRX N, RX R, TX R,
TRX R
TRX N
FREQ, CWID, DCIN, OFF
FREQ
50MS, 250MS,
450MS, 750MS,
1000MS
450MS
50MS, 75MS,
100MS
50MS
MANUAL, AUTO
MANUAL
INT.COD, INT.MEM
INT.COD
CODE 0 – 9,
CODE A – F
CODE 1
Selects the Access Number (DTMF code) for nonWIRES™ Internet Link System access.
d-1 – d-16
d-1
Selects the key functions for the right band function
switches.
KEY1, KEY2
KEY1
ON, OFF
OFF
Enables/disables the PTT Lock feature.
OFF, BAND R,
BAND L, BOTH
OFF
Selects the microphone type to be used.
MH-48, MH-42
MH-48
Selects the Internet Connection mode.
Enables/disables the Key/Button Lock feature.
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Item #
Menu
Function
Available Values
Default
24
MUTE
Selects the Audio Mute mode.
OFF, TX, RX,
TX/RX
OFF
b 25
NAME
Stores an Alpha-Numeric “Tag” for a memory channel.
h 26
PKT.S
Sets the transceiver’s circuitry for the Packet baud rate to
be used.
1200BPS, 9600BPS
1200BPs
h 27
PKT.B
Sets the receiving band for Packet operation.
MAIN, R-FIX, L-FIX
MAIN
28
PG P1
Programs the MH−48A6J microphone’s P1 button.
BAND
29
PG P2
Programs the MH−48A6J microphone’s P2 button.
30
PG P3
Programs the MH−48A6J microphone’s P3 button.
BAND, VFO/MR,
SCAN, SQL.OFF,
TCALL, RPTR, PRI,
LOW, TONE, MHz,
REV, HOME
31
PG P4
Programs the MH−48A6J microphone’s P4 button.
32
RF SQL
Sets the RF SQL threshold level.
OFF, S-2, S-5, S-9,
S-FULL
OFF
b 33
RPT.MOD
Sets the Repeater Shift Direction.
RPT.OFF, RPT. – ,
RPT.+
RPT.OFF
34
SCAN
Selects the Scan-Resume mode.
TIME, BUSY
TIME
b 35
SCAN M
Selects the Memory Scan mode.
MEM, MSM
MEM
b 36
SHIFT
Sets the magnitude of the Repeater Shift.
0.00 – 99.50 MHz
varies
b 37
STEP
Sets the Synthesizer steps.
5.0k, 10.0k, 12.5k,
15.0k, 20.0k, 25.0k,
50.0k
varies
38
SPCONT
Defines the audio path to an external speaker.
EXT, OFF, INT.EXT,
INT
EXT
b 39
TONE F
Sets the CTCSS Tone Frequency.
b 40
TONE M
Selects the Tone Encoder and/or Decoder mode.
41
TOT
h 42
VFO.TR
b 43
WID.NAR
44
X-RPT
b 45
AM
h 46
AUT.AM
Sets the Time-Out Timer.
Enables/disables the VFO Tracking feature.
Sets the MIC Gain (and Deviation).
VFO/MR
TONE
LOW
100 HZ
OFF, ENC,
ENC.DEC, DCS
OFF
1 – 30 minutes, OFF
6MIN
ON, OFF
OFF
WIDE, NARROW
varies
ON, OFF
OFF
AUTO, OFF
AUTO
Enables/disables the Cross-Band Repeater feature.
Enables/disables the AM mode.
Selects the receiving mode.
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MENU ITEMS
Menu Items
The Menu items are listed in numeric order.
Menu #1 APO
Function:
Selects the Automatic Power Off time (time until power is turned off).
See Activate Automatic Power Off on page 22 for details.
Values: OFF, 0.5 H
Default: OFF
– 12.0 H in 0.5 hour multiples
(Disables the APO feature)
Menu h 2 ARS
Function:
Activates/deactivates the Automatic Repeater Shift feature.
See Automatic Repeater Shifts on page 25 for details.
Values: ON, OFF
Default: Depends on the band of operation.
The value for this Menu Item is to be applied separately to each Hyper
Memory Channel.
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Menu h 3 ARTS
Function:
Selects the ARTS beep mode. See ARTS on page 50 for details.
Values: IN RNG, ALWAYS
IN RNG Activates the ARTS feature; a high tone beep will sound when the
transceiver first detects that you are within range, and a low beep will sound
when the other station goes out of range.
ALWAYS Activates the ARTS feature; a high tone beep will sound every time a polling
transmission is received from the other station, and a low beep will sound
once when the other station goes out of range.
Default:
The value for this Menu Item is to be applied separately to each Hyper
Memory Channel.
Menu h 4 BAND
Function:
Enables/disables the VFO Band edge for the current band.
Values: BND. ON, BND.OFF
When the VFO frequency reaches the high band edge of the current band,
the VFO frequency will jump to the low band edge of the current band (or
vice versa).
BND.
ON
BND.OFF When the VFO frequency reaches the high edge of the current band, the
VFO frequency will jump to the low band edge of the next band (or vice
versa).
Default: BND. ON
The value for this Menu Item is to be applied separately to each Hyper
Memory Channel.
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Menu #5 BEEP
Function:
Enables/disables the beeper.
See Activate the Key/Button Beeper on page 19 for details.
Values: BEP.ON, BEP.OFF
Default: BEP.ON
Menu b 6 CLK.SFT
Function:
Shifts the CPU clock frequency.
Values: SFT. ON, SFT.OFF
Default: SFT.OFF
(1) This function is only used to move a spurious response birdie, should it
fall on a desired frequency.
(2)The value for this Menu Item is to be applied separately to each Hyper
Memory Channel.
Menu #7 CWID
Function:
Enables/disables the CW Identifier during ARTS operation.
Values: TX ON, TX OFF
Default: TX OFF
Menu #8 CWID W
Function:
Stores your callsign into the CW Identifier. Up to six characters may be stored.
See Set Up the CW Identifier on page 51 for details.
Values:
Default:
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Menu #9 DIMMER
Function:
Sets the Display brightness level.
See Set the Display Brightness on page 20 for details.
Values: DIM 1, DIM 2, DIM 3, OFF
Default: DIM 1
Menu b 10 DCS.COD
Function:
Sets the DCS code. See DCS Tone System on page 28 for details.
Values: 104 Standard DCS codes.
Default: 023
The value for this Menu Item is to be applied separately for each
Operating Band / Mode.
Menu #11 DCS.N/R
Function:
Selects Normal or Inverted DCS coding.
See DCS Code Inversion on page 30 for details.
Values: TRX N, RX R, TX R, TRX R
Default: TRX N
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Menu h 12 DSP.SUB
Function:
Selects the Sub Band display format.
Values: FREQ, CWID, DC-IN, OFF
FREQ
Displays the Sub band frequency (Dual band operation).
CWID
Displays the CW ID.
DC-IN
Displays the DC supply voltage.
OFF
No Display.
Default: FREQ
(1) When this Menu Item is set to any selection other than the FREQ the
Sub band receiver will be disabled.
(2) The value for this Menu Item is to be applied separately to each Hyper
Memory Channel.
Menu #13 DTMF D
Function:
Sets the DTMF Autodialer Delay Time.
See Operating the DTMF Autodialer on page 53 for details.
Values: 50MS, 250MS, 450MS, 750MS, 1000MS
Default: 450MS
Menu #14 DTMF S
Function:
Sets the DTMF Autodialer Sending Speed.
See Operating the DTMF Autodialer on page 53 for details.
Values: 50MS
(high speed), 75MS (mid speed), 100MS (low speed)
Default: 50MS
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Menu #15 DTMF W
Function:
Loads the DTMF Autodialer Memories.
See Operating the DTMF Autodialer on page 53 for details.
Values:
Default:
Menu #16 HYPER
Function:
Enables/disables the Automatic Writing feature for the Hyper Memory.
See Hyper Memory on page 38 for details.
Values: MANUAL, AUTO
MANUAL Disables the Automatic Writing feature.
Enables the Automatic Writing feature. The Hyper Memory data changes
automatically when the radio’s configuration is changed (such as Mode
change, Band Change, etc.).
AUTO
Default: MANUAL
Menu #17 INET
Function:
Selects the Internet Connection mode.
See Internet Connection Feature on page 55 for details.
Values: INT.COD, INT.MEM
INT.COD Sets up the Internet Connection mode for WIRES™ access.
INT.MEM Sets up the Internet Connection mode for other (DTMF string) Internet Link
System access.
Default: INT.COD
Menu #18 INET C
Function:
Selects the Access Number (DTMF digit) for WIRES™ operation.
See Internet Connection Feature on page 55 for details.
Values: CODE 0
– 9, CODE A – F
Default: CODE 1
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Menu #19 INET M
Function:
Selects the Access Number (DTMF code) for non-WIRES™ Internet Link
System access. See Internet Connection Feature on page 55 for details.
Values: d-1 – d-16
Default: d-1
Menu #20 KEY.MOD
Function:
Selects the key functions for the right band function switches.
See Front Panel Controls on page 6 for details.
Values: KEY1, KEY2
KEY1
left and right side keys function as LOW, V/M, HM, and SCN
KEY2
left side keys function as LOW, V/M, HM, and SCN
right side keys function as MHz, REV, TONE, and SUB
Default: KEY1
Menu #21 LOCK
Function:
Enables/disables the Key/Button Lock feature.
See Activate the Lock Feature on page 18 for details.
Values: ON, OFF
Default: OFF
Menu #22 LOCKT
Function:
Enables/disables the PTT Lock feature.
Values: OFF, BAND R, BAND L, BOTH
OFF
Enables the PTT switch.
BAND R Disables the PTT switch on the right band.
BAND L Disables the PTT switch on the left band.
BOTH
Disables the PTT switch on the both band.
Default: OFF
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Menu #23 MIC
Function: Selects the microphone type to be used.
Values: MH-48, MH-42
Default: MH-48
Menu #24 MUTE
Function:
Selects the Audio Mute mode.
See Select the Audio Muting Preference on page 20 for details.
Values: OFF, TX, RX, RX/TX
OFF
Disables the Audio Mute feature.
TX
Reduces the audio level of the Sub band whenever you transmit on the
Main band.
RX
Reduces the audio level of the Sub band whenever you receive a signal on
the Main band.
TX/RX
Reduces the audio level of the Sub band whenever you receive a signal on
the Main band or you transmit on the Main band.
Default: OFF
Menu b 25 NAME
Function:
Stores an Alpha-Numeric Tag for a memory channel.
See Create a Name Tag for a Memory Channel on page 33 for details.
Values:
Default:
The value for this Menu Item is to be applied separately for each
Operating Band / Mode.
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Menu h 26 PKT.SPD
Function:
Sets the transceiver’s circuitry for the Packet baud rate to be used.
Values: 1200BPs, 9600BPs
Default: 1200BPs
The value for this Menu Item is to be applied separately to each Hyper
Memory Channel.
Menu h 27 PKT.RXB
Function:
Sets the receiving band for Packet operation.
Values: MAIN, R-FIX, L-FIX
MAIN
Packet can be operated on the Main band.
R-FIX
Packet can be operated on the right band only.
L-FIX
Packet can be operated on the left band only.
Default: MAIN
(1) Packet transmit band is fixed on the Main band.
(2) The value for this Menu Item is to be applied separately to each Hyper
Memory Channel.
Menu #28 PG P1
Function: Programs the MH−48A6J microphone’s P1 button assignment.
See Program the Microphone Buttons on page 13 for details.
Values: BAND, VFO/MR, SCAN, SQL.OFF, TCALL, RPTR, PRI, LOW, TONE, MHz, REV, HOME
Default: BAND
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Menu #29 PG P2
Function: Programs the MH−48A6J microphone’s P2 button assignment.
See Program the Microphone Buttons on page 13 for details.
Values: BAND, VFO/MR, SCAN, SQL.OFF, TCALL, RPTR, PRI, LOW, TONE, MHz, REV, HOME
Default: VFO/MR
Menu #30 PG P3
Function: Programs the MH−48A6J microphone’s P3 button assignment.
See Program the Microphone Buttons on page 13 for details.
Values: BAND, VFO/MR, SCAN, SQL.OFF, TCALL, RPTR, PRI, LOW, TONE, MHz, REV, HOME
Default: TONE
Menu #31 PG P4
Function: Programs the MH−48A6J microphone’s P4 button assignment.
See Program the Microphone Buttons on page 13 for details.
Values: BAND, VFO/MR, SCAN, SQL.OFF, TCALL, RPTR, PRI, LOW, TONE, MHz, REV, HOME
Default: LOW
Menu #32 RF SQL
Function:
Adjustd the RF SQL threshold level.
See Set the RF Squelch Level on page 21 for details.
Values: OFF, S-2, S-5, S-9, S-FULL
Default: OFF
This Menu Item can be set independently on both the left and right bands.
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Menu b 33 RPT.MOD
Function:
Sets the Repeater Shift Direction.
Values: RPT.OFF, RPT. –, RPT. +
Default: RPT.OFF
(simplex)
The value for this Menu Item is to be applied separately for each
Operating Band / Mode.
Menu #34 SCAN
Function:
Selects the Scan-Resume mode.
See Set the Scan-Resume Preference on page 42 for details.
Values: TIME, BUSY
TIME
Scanning will halt on a signal it encounters, and will hold five seconds. If
you do not take action to disable the scanning within five seconds, scanning
will resume even if the stations are still active.
BUSY
Scanning will halt on a signal it encounters. Two seconds after the carrier
has dropped because the other station(s) ceased transmission, scanning
will resume.
Default: BUSY
This Menu Item can be set independently for each band.
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Menu b 35 SCAN M
Function:
Selects the Memory Scan mode.
See Scan in Memory Mode on page 45 for details.
Values: MEM, MSM
MEM
Enables Memory Scanning on all memory channels.
MSM
Enables Memory Scanning on flagged Memory Channels only.
Default: MEM
The value for this Menu Item is to be applied separately for each
Operating Band / Mode.
Menu b 36 SHIFT
Function:
Sets the magnitude of the Repeater Shift.
Values: 0.00
– 99.95 MHz (50 kHz step)
Default: Depends on the band of operation.
The value for this Menu Item is to be applied separately for each
Operating Band / Mode.
Menu b 37 STEP
Function:
Sets the Synthesizer steps. See Select the Channel Step on page 19 for details.
Values: 5.0k, 10.0k, 12.5k, 15.0k, 20.0k, 25.0k, 50.0k
Default: Depends on the band of operation.
The value for this Menu Item is to be applied separately for each
Operating Band / Mode.
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Menu #38 SPCONT
Function: Defines the audio path to the external speaker (when used).
Values: EXT, OFF, INT.EXT, INT
EXT
The audio is routed to external speaker (internal speaker is off).
OFF
The audio is not routed (internal and external speakers are both off).
INT.EXT The audio is routed to both the internal and external speakers.
The audio is routed to the internal speaker only (external speaker is off).
INT
Default: EXT
Menu b 39 TONE F
Function:
Sets the CTCSS Tone Frequency.
See CTCSS Tone System on page 27 for details.
Values: 50 Standard CTCSS Tones
Default: 100 Hz
The value for this Menu Item is to be applied separately for each
Operating Band, Mode, and Memory channel.
Menu b 40 TONE M
Function:
Selects the Tone Encoder and, or Decoder mode.
See CTCSS Tone System on page 27 for details.
Values: OFF, ENC, ENC.DEC, DCS
OFF
No Encoder, Decoder
ENC
CTCSS Encoder
ENC.DEC CTCSS Encoder, Decoder
DCS
Digital Code Squelch Encoder, Decoder
Default: OFF
The value for this Menu Item is to be applied separately for each
Operating Band / Mode.
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Menu #41 TOT
Function:
Sets the Time-Out Timer. See Activate the Time-Out Timer on page 21 for
details.
Values: 1
– 30 minutes or OFF
Default: 6MIN
Menu h 42 VFO.TR
Function:
Enables/disables the VFO Tracking feature.
See Activate the Band Linking Feature on page 20 for details.
Values: ON, OFF
Default: OFF
The value for this Menu Item is to be applied separately to each Hyper
Memory Channel.
Menu b 43 WID.NAR
Function:
Reducing the MIC Gain (and Deviation).
See Set FM Bandwidth and MIC Gain on page 22 for details.
Values: WIDE, NARROW
Default: varies
The value for this Menu Item is to be applied separately for each
Operating Band / Mode.
Menu #44 X-RPT
Function:
Enables/disables the Cross-Band Repeater feature.
See Operate as a Cross-Band Repeater on page 57 for details.
Values:
Default:
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Menu b 45 AM
Function: Enables/disables the AM mode.
Values: ON, OFF
Default: OFF
The value for this Menu Item is to be applied separately for each
Operating Band / Mode.
Menu h 46 AUT. AM
Function: Selects the receiving mode.
Values: AUTO, OFF
Default: AUTO
(AM in Aeronautical Band, FM elsewhere)
The value for this Menu Item is to be applied separately to each Hyper
Memory Channel.
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