Yaesu VR-160 AM/FM/WFM Communications Receiver Operating Manual
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VR-160 AM/FM/WFM Communications Receiver
The YAESU VR-160 is a high-performance micro-miniature communications receiver covering frequencies from 100 kHz to 1299.995 MHz on the AM and FM (Wide and Narrow bandwidths) modes. Coverage includes the AM and FM broadcast bands, HF Shortwave Bands, VHF and UHF TV bands, the VHF AM aircraft band, and a wide range of commercial and public safety frequencies!
The incredibly small size allows you to take it anywhere – hiking, skiing, or walking around town. Its operating flexibility brings the user many avenues of listening enjoyment. The tiny FNB-82LI Lithium-Ion Battery Pack provides more than 20 hours of receiver operation.
The VR-160 internal antenna bar provides good AM broadcast reception without the need of an external antenna.
The large High-resolution Dot Matrix LCD display provides clear, easily read frequency indication. The Band Scope function provides a high-resolution display of the relative signal strengths of up to +/-50 adjacent channels!
Additional features include the CTCSS and DCS squelch system, which help prevent false activation of the receiver by radar or spurious signals from other transmitters. A security Password may be set, which will allow you to turn on and operate your radio only after the Password is entered.
The S-Meter Squelch may be adjusted to open at a programmed signal level, thus reducing guesswork in setting the squelch threshold.
Additional equipment may be connected to the top panel ACC jack for expanded operation.
We appreciate your purchase of the VR-160,
and encourage you to read this manual thoroughly, to learn about the many exciting features of your new YAESU communications receiver!
TABLE OF CONTENTS:
– General Description
– Controls & Connections: Keypad Functions, LCD Display
– Accessories & Options
– Inportant Notice
– Installation of Accessories: Antenna Installation, Installation of FNB-82LI Battery Pack, Battery Charging, Installation of FBA-37 Alkaline Battery Case, Battery Life Information
– Operation: Switching Power On and Off, Adjusting the Volume Level, Squelch Adjustment, Selecting the Operating Band, Frequency Navigation, AM and FM Broadcast Reception, AF-DUAL Operation
– Advanced Operation: Keyboard Locking, Adjusting the Keypad Beeper Volume Level, Keypad/LCD Illumination, Changing the Receiving Mode, Changing the Channel Steps, S-meter Squelch, Checking the Battery Voltage, Checking the Temperature, Band Scope Operation
– Tone Squelch/DCS Operation: Tone Squelch Operation, DCS Operation, DCS Code Inversion, Tone Search Scanning, Tone Squelch/DCS Bell Operation, Programming the User Beep
– Memory Mode: Regular Memory Channel Operation, Memory Storage, Memory Recall, Labeling Memories, Memory Offset Tuning, Moving Memory Data to the VFO, Masking Memories, Memory Bank Operation, Assigning Memories to a Memory Bank, Memory Bank Recall, Removing Memories from a Memory Bank, Changing a Memory Bank’s Name, Memory Only Mode, Special Memory Channel Operation, Weather Broadcast Channels, VHF Marine Channels, Short-wave Broadcast Station Memory Channels
– Scanning: Setting the Scan-Resume Mode, VFO Scanning, How to Skip (Omit) a Frequency during VFO Scan, Setting the Squelch Level during active Scanning Operation, Memory Scanning, How to Skip (Omit) a Channel during Memory Scan Operation,Preferential Memory Scan, Memory Bank Scan, Programmable (Band Limit) Memory Scan (PMS), Priority Channel Scanning (Dual Watch), Automatic Lamp Illumination on Scan Stop, Band Edge Beeper
– Smart Search Operation: Setting the Smart Search Mode, Storing Smart Search Memories
– Channel Counter Operation: Setting the Channel Counter Sweep Width
– CW Learning Feature
– CW Training Feature
– Miscellaneous Setting: Password, ATT (Front End Attenuator), Receive Battery Saver Setup, Wakeup Feature, Disabling the BUSY Indicator, Automatic Power-Off (APO) Feature, Automatic Power-On Feature, My Bands Operation, Changing the Status of the [VOL] Key, S-meter Symbols
– Set (Menu) Mode
– Appendix: External AM Radio Antenna Connections, Line-In Audion Connections, Computer Connections, S-meter Connections
– Reset Procedures
Technical Supplement (SERVICE MANUAL) EH037M91A
This manual provides the technical information necessary for servicing the VR-160 Communications Receiver.
Servicing this equipment requires expertise in handing surface-mount chip components.
TABLE OF CONTENTS:
– Exploded View & Miscellaneous Parts
– Block Diagram
– Circuit Description
– Board Unit (Schematics, Layouts & Parts): MAIN Unit, SW Unit, VCO Unit