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 The Versatile Yaesu VX7

THE BEST OUTDOOR HANDIE EVER

The VX-7R case, keypad, speaker and connectors are carefully sealed to protect the internal circuitry against water damage.

Even the optional CMP-460A Speaker/Mic like the transceiver is rated for 30 mins of submersion to a depth of 3 feet

 

THE BEST VERSATILITY EVER

Utilizing a reliable FET power amplifier circuit, the VX-7R provides a full 5 Watts of power output on the 50, 144, and 430 MHz Amateur bands, with bonus coverage of the 222 MHz band at 300 mW (USA version Only) of power output. And for 6-meter. AM enthusiasts, you also get 1 Watt of carrier power on the 50 MHz band! Four power levels may be selected, for optimum battery life.

DUAL RECEIVE
The VX-7R is capable of four modes of Dual Receive, including simultaneous reception on (1) two VHF frequencies; (2) two UHF frequencies; (3) one VHF and one UHF frequency; or (4) one General Coverage frequency and one Ham frequency. And when a call is received on the Main band, you can set up the VX7R to reduce the audio level on the Sub band, if you like!

WIDE FREQUENCY COVERAGE
With continuous AM/FM reception coverage of 500 kHz to 999 MHz (cellular frequencies are blocked and non-restorable), the VX-7R is ideal for monitoring HF shortwave broadcasts, the AM and FM Broadcast bands, plus a wide variety of Marine, Public Safety, and Government bands. And special memory banks for the Weather, Marine, and Shortwave bands make station selection effortless!

LONG BATTERY LIFE
The VX-7R is supplied with a super-long-life 7.4 V, 1300 mAh Lithium-Ion Battery Pack (FNB-80L1), providing many hours of operation and reliable charging without the memory effects that can plague other battery types. With the optional CD-15A Charging stand and NC-72B/C AC Adapter, the FNB-80L1 may be charged in as little as 2.5 hours, so you’ll quickly be ready for more operating action! And the optional FBA-23 Alkaline Battery Case will accept two AA batteries (not supplied) for low-power emergency operation. The VX-7R’s EXT DC jack will also accept 12 Volts from the NC-72B/C directly (RX only), or from an external power supply.

THE BEST TONE SIGNALLING EVER

Ideal for operation on modern repeater systems, the VX-7R includes built-in Encoder/Decoder circuits providing 50 CTCSS (Subaudible) tones and 104 DCS (Digital Coded Squelch) codes. Adding to the versatility is provision for using “mixed” tone/code configurations (CTCSS for TX, DCS for RX, or vice-versa)

Utilizing the DCS capability of the transceiver, the ARTSTM feature provides audio and/or visual confirmation that another ARTS-equipped station is within communication range. If you are in search-and-rescue operation, and get out of range of the base station, ARTS will warn the base operator to advise you to move to a better location.

THE MOST DAZZLING DISPLAY EVER

No Amateur hand-held transceiver has a display that even compares to the VX-7Rs 132 x 64 dot matrix display. Providing clear, easy-to-read indication of both the Main and Sub band frequencies, operating mode, and S-meters for both bands, the VX-7R’s display includes an unparalleled array of graphical and pictorial tools that make operation a breeze.

Among the more innovative features introduced in the VX-7R is the full-color Strobe LED, which provides indication of a number of transceiver status items using different colors. The Menu allows you to custom-design a color that you will recognize for indication of Busy Channel for the Main, Sub, and Both receive channels, as well as TX indicators for the Main and Sub bands. Different colors may be selected for each of the above conditions, and a total of 256 color shades are available, for customizing the colors just the way you like them.

THE MOST MEMORIES EVER

 

Sporting the most memory capability ot any Amateur transceiver, the VX-7R includes over 900 memory channels of one kind or another,yet access is simple and intuitive, thanks to 8- character Alpha-Numeric labeling capability, so you’ll never miss any of the excitement stored inside! These memories include.

450 MAIN MEMORIES
Storing frequency, mode, and CTCSS/DCS data, the 450 Memory Channels may be assigned into any of 9 Memory Groups, for easy recall (up to 48 channels per group may be stored).

10 ONE TOUCH (OTM) MEMORIES
Store your most-used frequencies in the quick-access OTM bank!

40 PROGRAMMABLE MEMORY SCAN (PMS) BAND LIMIT MEMORIES
Use the PMS memories for setting upper and lower scanning/operating limits in the Amateur bands.

12 HOME CHANNEL MEMORIES
The “Home’ channels may be set to a “favorite” operating frequency, or a central operating frequency that may be used as a starting point for operation. The 430 MHz Home Channel is also used for the “Emergency” beacon.

89 SHORTWAVE BROADCAST MEMORIES
The most popular HF Shortwave Broadcast stations are pre-stored at the factory, for instant selection of your favorite station and program.

280 MARINE CHANNELS
The huge 280-channel Marine Bank allows full access to the excitement of monitoring the world of Marine operation.

10 “HYPER” MEMORIES
The Hyper memories may be used to store and recall a complete set of transceiver configuration data, such as Dual Receive status, Spectrum Scope configuration, scanning features, etc.

INTERNET KEY ACCESS

A unique feature of the VX-7R is the new "Internet" key, prominently located in the bottom right-hand corner of the keypad, providing easy access to the new WIRESTM Repeater-Internet-linking system. Pressing the Internet key activates a single-tone DTMF burst at the beginning of each transmission, as required for Internet linking access via a WIRES-configured repeater system.

WIRESTM is an easy-to-install method of linking repeaters via the Internet, for emergency networking, "sister city" repeater communication, or just plain fun. Requiring only a 56K dial-up service (not an expensive DSL or Ti line), WIRESTM can link up to 10 repeaters (by prior arrangement), with a single DTMF tone (at the start of each transmission) providing access to the WIRES network.

While WIRESTM networks may be accessed using any manufacturer's transceiver that is equipped with a DTMF keypad, the VX-7R's Internet key provides automatic transmission of the required DTMF burst, for easy access when seconds count.

 

24 HOUR CLOCK

The VX-7R includes a built-in 24-hour clock, with calendar, powered by a separate (rechargeable) Lithium-Ion battery that will maintain clock data for up to two months without use of the main transceiver battery power.

CHANGE ICONS & FONTS

 

During monoband operation, the huge size of the dot matrix display allows the use of pictorial icons to depict a number of band and operational status notations. You can substitute icons, if you like, from a selection of alternative icons, or you can use the icon editor feature to createyour own icon or font.

AUDIO WAVEMETER
During monoband operation, you can also choose to have the VX-7R display a depiction of the incoming audio waveform, just below the frequency display field.

SPECTRUM SCOPE DISPLAY
When you engage the Spectrum Scope, the display will indicate relative signal strengths on adjacenl channels (you may select either 5 or 8 channels from the current frequency), allowing you truly to keep an eye on the band.

BATTERY SAVING ILLUMINATION
The Omni-GlowTM display/key illumination may bE configured in a number of battery-saving ways. Both Brightness and Contrast are adjustable. You can set the illumination to appear continuously, or only for a few seconds after a key is pressed. You can even turn the Busy' Strobe off, for additional battery conservation.

BEST TRAVELLING COMPANION EVER

Whether you’re walking around town, or walking down a mountain, the VX-7R is equipped with the features and durability that you need.

EMERGENCY STROBE / BEEP
If you press and hold in the EMG(HM/RV) key for two seconds, the VX-7R will be placed in the Emergency mode, wherein (A) it will automatically be set to the 430 MHz Home Channel, (B) a loud Alarm beep will be put out from the speaker, and (C) the front panel Strobe will brightly flash in sequential colors.

If you press the PTT switch during Emergency operation, the Alarm will be temporarily silenced, and you may now call a friend, family member, or a rescuer on the UHF Home Channel.

OPTIONAL SU.1 BAROMETRIC PRESSURE UNIT WITH WEATHER FORECAST FEATURE
The optional SU-1 Barometric Pressure Sensor Unit provides indication of the current pressure, calibrated in either units of inches or mm of mercury, hpa, or millibars. On a hike, altitude (in feet or meters) can be deduced from a starting pressure calculation, and a basic weather trend forecast will also appear on the display! While the transceiver is turned off, it can be set up to monitor and display the temperature (in F or C), pressure, altitude, or any combination of these.

ON/OFF TIMERS
If you need to be sure to be on the air at an appointed time, but don’t want to waste battery power, use the VX-7R’s On and Off timers. Utilizing the microprocessor-based 24-hour clock, the Timer will switch the radio on at the programmed time, and just before switching
off it will emit an alert beep, so you’ll be aware of the impending shut-down of the transceiver.

QUICK DRAW SWIVEL BELT CLIP
Rugged, yet easy to use, the Quick-Draw Belt Clip locks in place from any angle, but the VX-7R can only be removed from an inverted position, It will swivel as you walk without slipping off your belt, so there’s less chance of having your radio fall off your belt than with
simpler designs.

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