VR-120 / VR-120D
COMMUNICATIONS RECEIVER
 

Wideband Coverage: 0.1~1299.995* MHz AM/FM/Wide-FM
Professional-Grade Monitoring In the Field!
*Cellular / image / restricted frequencies Blocked 



Rugged Outdoor-Ready Case Construction! (VR-120, VR 120, VR120, VR-120D, VR120D, VR 120D)
To survive the rigors of outdoor use, the Yaesu VR-120 is housed in a durable, high-impact polycarbonate case, and it is protected against water ingress per JIS II specifications.

Ultra-Long Battery Life! (VR-120, VR 120, VR120, VR-120D, VR120D, VR 120D)
When you're out in the field, and can't afford to miss out on weather information, long battery life in your receiver is essential. The Yaesu VR-120, especially designed for low current consumption, can provide up to 20 hours of operation on a pair of "AA" alkaline cells (at 40 mW audio output), and the Battery Saver feature cuts battery consumption dramatically when no signals are being received. An icon on the LCD indicates when the batteries are getting low, alerting you to the need to replace them.
BNC-Type Antenna Connector (VR-120, VR 120, VR120, VR-120D, VR120D, VR 120D)
For ease of making connections, and for maximum compatibility with after-market antennas, the Yaesu VR-120's top panel is equipped with a handy BNC-type antenna connector.
Straightforward 4-Button Operation! (VR-120, VR 120, VR120, VR-120D, VR120D, VR 120D)
The no-nonsense front panel of the Yaesu VR-120 contains four large keys which are used for command of the receiver's many operating functions. These keys, the "Function" key on the side, and the Main Tuning Knob are all you need to tune in on the DX action! The display and function keys are fully illuminated, for ease of operation at night.


Wideband Frequency Coverage 
With Easy Access! (VR-120, VR 120, VR120, VR-120D, VR120D, VR 120D)
The Yaesu VR-120 provides continuous coverage of the frequency range 0.1~1299.995 MHz (cellular frequencies are blocked and non-restorable). When you set a frequency, the operating mode (AM/FM/Wide-FM) and channel steps appropriate for that frequency range are automatically selected, for ease in tuning around in search of other stations. Of course, you can manually select the mode and tuning steps, if you have other requirements in that tuning range.

Special "Preset Mode" Aids
in Quick Tuning! (VR-120, VR 120, VR120, VR-120D, VR120D, VR 120D)
A special bank of twelve "Preset Mode" memories is provided, giving you a starting point for tuning within the available bands. These frequencies are chosen for maximum convenience in finding the action, so you won't have far to tune when you're searching for excitement!

Catch All the Shortwave Broadcast Action From Around the World! (VR-120, VR 120, VR120, VR-120D, VR120D, VR 120D)
You'll never have to wait for "News at Eleven" when you carry the Yaesu VR-120 with you! Hear exciting shortwave broadcasts from around the world, including Voice of America, BBC, Radio Japan, Deutsche Welle, and countless others, and take advantage of the special Shortwave Broadcast 89-channel Memory Bank for quick checking of 23 popular World Band stations.
Super-Simple One-Touch Memories 
for High Priority Stations! (VR-120, VR 120, VR120, VR-120D, VR120D, VR 120D)
You can set up the Yaesu VR-120 so that four high-priority stations may be recalled from special memory channels, using a single press of one of the front panel keys. The four buttons which may be utilized, and the corresponding memory channels, are:


Versatile 640-Channel Memory System! (VR-120, VR 120, VR120, VR-120D, VR120D, VR 120D)
The Yaesu VR-120 includes a versatile 640-channel Memory system, which allows partitioning of the channels into ten "Banks" of 64 channels each. You can group shortwave broadcast, FM broadcast, Public Safety, and Amateur Radio channels separately, for maximum tuning convenience!
Wide Selection of Scanning Modes! (VR-120, VR 120, VR120, VR-120D, VR120D, VR 120D)
Efficient scanning is the key to any receiver's performance, and the Yaesu VR-120 is a champion when it comes to scanning! A special "Search Band Scanning" function assigns seven memory channels as scanning limits, and for skipping particular frequencies a 64-channel "Skip" memory bank lets you tune past stations you don't need to monitor. Among the Memory Scan features are: 
Full Memory Scan Memory 
Bank Scan 
Selected Memory Channel ("Preferential") Scan 
Programmable Band-Limit Memory Scan (PMS) 
Smart SearchTM (Automatic Memory Loading)
Priority Channel Watch 
Dual Watch
Expanded Fun and Games! (VR-120, VR 120, VR120, VR-120D, VR120D, VR 120D)
The Yaesu VR-120 includes a "Channel Counter" feature, which measures the frequency of a very strong signal in your immediate vicinity, allowing you to zero in manually on the other station's frequency. 

And if you experience a lull in the monitoring action, play the Yaesu VR-120 Slot Machine Game! A three-column random-number generator lets you match your wits against the VR-120's microprocessor in an amusing game of chance. 

And Much, Much More. . .
Front panel Key Lock
Key Beeper On/Off selection
Battery-Saving Time-Out Timer 
Front-End Attenuator for Strong-Signal Conditions
Internal "Bar" Antenna for AM BC 
Menu Selection of Earpiece Antenna 
S-Meter Buzzer 
Cloning Capability to other VR-120s
Optional Accessories
CSC-76 Soft Case
CT-35 Cloning Cable 


Specifications
Frequency Range: 100 kHz ~ 1299.995 MHz*
Receiving Mode:  AM/FM/WFM
Circuit Type:  Triple Conversion Super-heterodyne
Memory Channels:  640 Channels
Memory Banks 10 Banks (@ 64 Channels)
Antenna Impedance:  50  unbalanced, BNC receptacle
Intermediate Frequencies:  248.45 MHz, 15 MHz, 450 kHz
Sensitivity: 
100 kHz ~ 5 MHz:  AM 3.5 dBµ (1.5 µV)
5 ~ 160 MHz:  AM -4.4 dBµ (0.6 µV)
FM -10.4 dBµ (0.3 µV) 
WFM -1.0 dBµ (0.9 µV) 
160 ~ 370 MHz:  AM -4.4 dBµ (0.6 µV)
FM -10.4 dBµ (0.3 µV) 
WFM -4.4 dBµ (0.6 µV) 
370 ~ 520 MHz:  FM -10.4 dBµ (0.3 µV)
WFM 0 dBµ (1.0 µV) 
520 ~ 1300 MHz:  FM -3.0 dBµ (0.7 µV)
WFM 9.5 dBµ (3.0 µV) 
Selectivity:  WFM 200 kHz/-6 dB
AM/FM 16 kHz/-6 dB 
Conducted Spurious Emission:  Less than -54 dBm
Supply Voltage:  2.2 ~ 3.5 V DC; Internal Battery (Nominal: 3.0 V DC)
Current Consumption:  Approx. 95 mA (Receive, AF Output 50 mW, 8 )
Approx. 15 mA (Standby, Saver 1:4 on) 
Approx. 55 mA (Standby, Saver off) 
Operating Temp.:  +14F ~ +122F (-10C ~ +50C)
AF Output:  Approx. 80 mW (8 )
Case Size:  3.3" (H) X 2.3" (W) X 1.0" (D) (85 X 59 X 26 mm) w/o knob
Weight: Approx.  6.9 oz. (195 g) w/battery & antenna
*Cellular / image / restricted frequencies Blocked 

Specifications are subject to change without notice