HIGH-PERFORMANCE MONITORING STATION (VR 500, VR500)
years of hand-held transceiver design know-how bring you the ultra-compact
Yaesu VR-500 Receiver, measuring just 58 x 24 x 95 mm (2.28" x .95" x 3.74")
and weighing 220 g (less than 1/2 lb.)! Take the VR-500 anywhere you go...and
stay on top of the action!
POWER SOURCE CAPABILITY (VR 500, VR500)
accepts a variety of DC power sources. For everyday portable operation, use two "AA" batteries. Available as an option is the FNB-59 Ni-Cd Battery
Pack, which can be recharged for maximum convenience. For operation from
your car or truck, choose the E-DC-5B DC Cable with Cigar- lighter Plug.
Also available are the NC-60B/C AC Adapter and the E-DC-6 DC Cable, for
use with an external DC power source.
BAND MULTI-MODE FREQUENCY COVERAGE (VR
continuous* frequency coverage from 100 kHz through 1299.99995 MHz, the
includes reception of narrowband FM. wideband FM (for broadcast/TV), SSB (USB/LSB),
CW, and AM.
frequencies are blocked and cannot be restored.
SQUELCH/MONITOR KEY (VR
compact receivers do not allow easy monitoring of weak signals. The Yaesu VR-500,
however, includes both a manual Squelch control (on the top panel) and
a pushbutton Monitor key, which allows you to "open" the Squelch and listen
for weak signals near the background noise level. Whether you're listening
from a noisy or quiet location, the Yaesu VR-500
has the adjustment capability you need!
"PRESET" OPERATING MODE (VR
maximum convenience in beginning an operating season, the Yaesu VR-500
includes a "PRESET" operating mode, which consists of ten pre-programmed starting
frequencies, complete with appropriate listening modes and channel steps.
Once you've touched a key to select a PRESET band, you may then use themain
tuning knob to move around the operating band you've selected. Included
in the PRESET bands are the following selections:
||0.5200 MHz (AM)
||3.5000 MHz (LSB)
||7.0000 MHz (LSB)
||14.0000 MHz (USB)
||50.0000 MHz (CW)
||88.0000 MHz (WFM)
||144.0000 MHz (CW)
||430.0000 MHz (NFM)
||1240.0000 MHz (NFM)
||This is a special "PRESET" key which
toggles through a range of Pre-Programmed Frequencies and modes.
MHz Fast Steps for quick frequency excursions.
on / off timers
KEYPAD FREQUENCY ENTRY (VR 500, VR500)
ease of access to any operating frequency, use the front panel's 10-key
keypad to enter the frequency digits directly. The Yaesu VR-500
includes automatic mode and frequency step selection, aligning with the standard
band configurations in use worldwide.
HIGH-OUTPUT SPEAKER (VR 500, VR500)
large (32 mm) front-panel speaker provides clean, crisp audio output, whether
you're listening to FM broadcast, business communications, or SSB ham radio
FOR OUTDOOR USE (VR 500, VR500)
tough polycarbonate case is designed to withstand the rigors of backpacking,
camping, or other outdoor activities.
60-CHANNEL BAND SCOPE (VR 500, VR500)
monitoring band activity above and below your current listening frequency,
the Yaesu VR-500
provides one-touch access to its 60-channel* Band Scope. The radio will sweep
the band, making a note of activity on the band, so you can quickly move frequency
to listen to active channels.
* Range Maximum
6 MHz/Step 100 kHz
ILLUMINATION FOR DISPLAY AND KEYPAD (VR 500, VR500)
of the Yaesu VR-500
is a pleasure, thanks to the large (18 x 37 mm) 24-character + 7 x 60 Dot Matrix
display. The display and keypad's keys are illuminated, too, so you can monitor
any time--day or night!
1091-CHANNEL MEMORY SYSTEM WITH SEARCH & SCAN (VR 500, VR500)
Memory System includes a whopping 1091 total memories, with 1000 of these being "regular" memories and the balance being utilized for special
features. The memories may be scanned at a rate of 12 channels per second,
so you can keep up with the monitoring action.
Memories (1000 Channels) The memory channels of the
Yaesu VR-500 store frequency and operating mode (USB, AM, WFM, etc.), and are
partitioned into ten Memory Banks, each capable of holding up to 100 channels.
You may label each memory with an Alpha/Numeric "Tag" of up to eight characters
each, for easy channel recognition as you operate. Within the Memory System,
you can scan only "flagged" memories (Preferential Memory Scan), scan only
within the current memory bank (Bank Scan), or scan just for stations on
a particular mode, like NFM (Mode Scan).
Band Memories (10 Channels) For "VFO" scanning within
user-programmed band limits, the Yaesu VR-500 provides ten such frequency pairs.
The Yaesu VR-500 will search for activity at a rate of 24 channels per second,
and continue to Iccp within the preset band limits until you exit this
Channel Memories (19 Channels + 10 Weather Channels) Included
in the "Preset" mode are 19 "starting point" memories for operation in
the Preset mode, plus a "Weather" memory slot, which allows selection of
any of the standard weather broadcast channels.
Watch Memories (10 Channels) The Dual Watch feature
allows you to monitor two frequencies, with the Yaesu VR-500 rapidly switching
between the two channels, looking for activity. The Yaesu VR-500 will haltwhen
one of the channels becomes occupied, and will resume when the activity
Memory (1 Channel) While operating elsewhere on your Yaesu VR-500,
you can designate a special "Priority" memory to be watched for activity, as with
Search™ Memories (11/21/31 or 41 Channels) The Smart Search™ funcation
causes the Yaesu VR-500
to sweep the band looking for channel activity. When occupied channels are found,
the Yaesu VR-500
will automatically will note the frequency without stopping; thereafter, you
may return to the newly memorised channel by rotating the main tuning knob. The
size of the Smart Search™ memory bank may be set to 11/21/31 or 41 channels.
||100kHz ~ 1299.99995 MHz (Cellular
|Frequency Channel Steps:
||100 kHz ~ 5MHz, AM 1.5 uV (10
dB S/N), SSB/CW 0.6uV (10 dB S/N)
||5 MHz ~ 160 MHz, AM 1.0 uV (10 dB
S/N), SSB/CW 0.5 uV (10 dB S/N), NFM 0.5uV (12 dB SINAD), WFM 1.5uV (12
||160 MHz ~ 370 MHz, AM 1.0 uV (10 dB
SINAD), SSB/CW 0.5 uV (10 dB S/N), NFM 0.5 uV (12 dB SINAD), WFM 1.5 uV
(12 dB SINAD)
||370 MHz ~ 520 MHz, SSB 0.5 uV (10
dB S/N), NFM 0.5uV (12 dB SINAD), WFM 1.8 uV (12 dB SINAD)
||520 MHz ~ 1300 MHz, SSB 0.5uV (10
dB S/N), NFM 1.2 uV (12 dB SINAD), WFM 3.0 uV (12 dB SINAD)
||115 mA (at 60mW audio 8 Ohms)
||15 mA (1:4 battery Save On)
||55 mA (Squelched, Save Off)
||2.2 ~ 3.5 VDC (nominal 3V)
|External DC Voltage:
||9.0 ~ 13.8 VDC (negative ground)
||-10oC ~ +50oC
|Antenna Connector Type:
|Audio Output Power:
||90mW (Internal Batteries)
||125mW (External DC)
||58 (W) x 95 (H) x 24 (D) mm (2.3 x
3.7 x 0.9 ins) w/o antenna/knobs
||220g (including antenna/battery)