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Yaesu VX-5R

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SPECIFICATIONS

GENERAL
Type:Amateur VHF/UHF transceiver
Frequency range: Europe
TX: 50-52 / 144-146 / 430-440 MHz
RX: 0.5-16 / 48-729 / 800-999 MHz
USA
TX: 50-54 / 144-148 / 430-450 MHz
RX: 0.5-16 / 48-729 / 800-999 MHz (Cellular blocked)
Tuning steps:5 / 9 / 10 / 12.5 / 15 / 20 / 25 / 50 / 100 KHz
Frequency stability:5 ppm @ -10 to +60C (14 to 140F)
Mode:TX: FM
RX: AM / FM / WFM
Channels / memory management: 220 regular with alpha tags
3 home (1 per band)
10 scan edge pairs (PMS)
10 NOAA weather channels
Non-volatile EEPROM storage
Repeater shift / offset: VHF: 600 KHz
UHF: 1.6 / 5 / 7.6 MHz
(Defaults, programmable 0 to 99.95 MHz in 50 KHz steps)
Power supply:7.2 VDC (Battery pack)
or 10-16 VDC external
Current drain / power consumption:RX: 25-150 mA
TX: Max 1.9 A
Antenna impedance / connector:50 ohm / SMA
Dimensions (W*H*D):58*88*27 mm (2.28*3.46*1.06")
Weight:255 g (9 oz)
Other features: CTCSS/PL and DCS with tone search. ARS. ARTS. Voltmeter.
Backlit display and keypad. 1750 Hz repeater tone. DTMF.
Internal tempmeter. Spectra-Scope. Data cloning.




RECEIVER SECTION
Receiver system: Double conversion superheterodyne
1st IF: 47.25 MHz (FM), 45.8 MHz (WFM)
2nd IF: 450 KHz (FM), 10.7 MHz (WFM)
Sensitivity: AM (10 dB S/N)
0.5-16 MHz: 0.5 uV
FM (12 dB SINAD)
50-54 MHz: 0.16 uV
144-148 MHz: 0.16 uV
430-450 MHz: 0.18 uV
WFM (12 dB SINAD)
76-108 MHz: 0.9 uV
174-222 MHz: 0.9 uV
470-540 MHz: 3 uV
630-729 MHz: 3 uV
Selectivity:15 KHz (-6 dB)
35 KHz (-60 dB)
Image rejection:
AF output power / speaker:400 mW at 10% distortion / 8 ohm (@ 7.2 V)
External speaker connector:




TRANSMITTER SECTION
RF output power:

HighLow 3Low 2Low 1
6 m:5 W2.5 W1 W300 mW
2 m:5 W2.5 W1 W300 mW
70 cm:4.5 W2.5 W1 W300 mW
Modulation system:Variable reactance
Max FM deviation (Factory set):Normal: 5 KHz
Halfdev: 2.5 KHz
Spurious emissions:Better than -60 dB
Microphone impedance / connector:2 Kohm / ?-pin
Microphone input level:? mV




MISCELLANEOUS
Manufactured:Japan, 199x-200x (Discontinued)
Additional info:Was also available in metallic silver as VX-5RS
Related documents:User manual (1.5 MB)
Modifications and fixes:
Reviews:
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