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Compiled by Mike Morris WA6ILQ
Maintained by Robert Meister WA1MIK
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Best we can figure out from the Yaesu web site, the name "Yaesu" has been relegated to the amateur radio division, the name "Vertex/Standard" is the new name for the commercial radio division (replacing "Vertex"), and the marine division is now "Standard/Horizon". Of course, things may change next week.
The equipment branded as "Standard" that was made by Standard Radio Communications Company. Standard Radio Company is on the "Standard" page at this web site. Only the information that is applicable to equipment manufactured after the merger of Yaesu/Vertex with Standard is on this page. Standard Communications Japan was a subsidary of Marantz Inc. Wnen Marantz sold Standard to Yaesu they folded both the Vertex and Standard product lines into Vertex/Standard.
10900 Walker Street
Cypress, CA 90630 USA
Voice Tel: 714-827-7600
Email: customerservice -at- vxstdusa -dot- com
Yaesu International Division
8350 N.W. 52nd Terrace, Suite 201
Miami, FL. 33166 USA
Voice Tel: 305-718-4011
http://www.vertexstandard.com or http://www.vxstd.com
Manuals and parts are available from the company. Contact them at the above phone number. Pricing on manuals is usually less than half the cost of copying one, since there are usually a number of fold-out schematics in color. Go to http://www.vertexstandard.com for more information.
Repeater-Builder is looking for articles and information on the older Standard RP-series (for the "Standard" page), the older Yaesu FTR-series repeaters, the current VXR series, and other Yaesu, Vertex, Standard, and Horizon land mobile equipment, as there isn't much "out there" on using their commercial equipment in the amateur radio world.
The information we have below is here for one of three reasons: (1) We needed it for a personal project, went looking for it, found it, and decided to stash it here, (2) it can't be found elsewhere, or (3) it's interesting enough that it's worth including below.
Yaesu provides "Operator's Manuals" and calls a service manual a "Technical Supplement". An "Instruction Manual" is both.
If you need help on a Yaesu amateur product, there are over 100 "Yaesu" groups on Yahoo Groups alone, plus there are a number of other web sites that cater to the Yaesu enthusiast.
FT-23R Mark II operating manual The
Mark II manual was all we could find when we went looking for an operating manual. If
someone has the original as a PDF send it to us, we'll add it.
FT-23R Technical Supplement (small) Donated by A. Nony Mous 2.5 MB PDF file
FT-23R Technical Supplement (large) a larger 4.5 MB PDF file
Here are some notes and comments on the FT-23R. The speaker/microphone is a model MH-12A2B. Here's the speaker-mic pinout.
The FT-33 is the 220 MHz version, the FT-73 MHz is the UHF version, the FT-470 has similar CPU / logic schematics and much of the info on that radio applies.
Manual Donated by A. Nony Mous 2.35 MB PDF file
The PA-38 drop in charger (the standard one for the FT60) is an RF noisy pest, especially between 25 and 50 MHz, with harmonics audible as far as 500 MHz.
I seriously wonder how it got approved by the FCC.
|FT-227-R Memorizer Instruction Manual 2.27 MB PDF|
|FT-470 Operating Manual 3.64 MB PDF|
|FT-817 Technical Supplement 13.0 MB PDF|
|FT-2400H Packet Modification 175 KB PDF|
|FT-2500M Brochure 525 KB PDF|
|FT-2500M Circuit Diagram 902 KB PDF|
|FT-2500M Quick Code Sheet 510 KB PDF|
|FT-2500M Technical Supplement 13 MB PDF|
|FT-2800M Brochure 696 KB PDF|
|FT-2800M Operating Manual 740 KB PDF|
|FT-2800M Technical Supplement 2.25 MB PDF|
|FT-8100R Operator's Manual 1.8 MB|
|FT-8100R Technical Supplement 15 MB|
|YSK-8100 Separation Kit (for FT-8100/FT-8100R) Instruction Manual Donated by Kris Kirby KE4AHR 1 MB|
|FT-8900R Operator's Manual 1.4 MB|
|FT-857 and FT-857D Technical Supplement Donated by A. Nony Mous 14 MB PDF file|
|FT-897 Technical Supplement Donated by A. Nony Mous 12 MB PDF file|
|A home-made boom microphone headset for the FT-897 A well-engineered modification and a well-done writeup from Martin Ehrenfried G8JNJ|
|FT-950 Technical Supplement Donated by A. Nony Mous 9.3 MB PDF file|
|VX-3R Technical Supplement Donated by A. Nony Mous 680 KB PDF file|
|VX-5R Technical Supplement Donated by A. Nony Mous 37 MB PDF file|
|VX-6R Technical Supplement Donated by A. Nony Mous 6.7 MB PDF file|
|VX-7R Technical Supplement Donated by A. Nony Mous 8.17 MB PDF file|
|VX-10 Operator's Manual Donated by A. Nony Mous 371 KB PDF file|
|VX-150 Operator's Manual Donated by A. Nony Mous 450 KB PDF file|
|VX-350 UHF Service Manual Donated by Jack Mcelyea 7.7 MB PDF file|
|VX-350 VHF Service Manual Donated by Jack Mcelyea 4.3 MB PDF file|
Yaesu FT-1500 2m 50w single-band mobile:
This radio is popular with the Packet / APRS community due to price and durability.
The 6 pin data connector used on the rear is the same connector as an S-video cable. You can pick up a 3 foot S-video cable and cut one end off, add a more common connector to the stub, and use it to interface your TNC to the FT-1500.
To enable out-of-ham-band receive (such as NOAA weather) just turn the radio off and then press and hold down the D / MR button down while you turn the radio on. One disadvantage is the microphone is specific to this model. It's part number MH-48A6J, and is both DTMF and backlit.
|The original catalog brochure 503 KB PDF file|
|A zip file of six files that make up the FT-1500 2m mobile schematic set 5.4 MB ZIP file|
|A 4-page PDF of the FT-1500 2m mobile schematic set 1.2 MB PDF file|
|FT-1500 2m mobile Operator's manual 2.8 MB PDF file|
|FT-1500 2m mobile Alignment procedure from service menu 1 MB PDF file|
|Anybody have the FT-1500 service manual?|
Land Mobile Radio (commercial 2-way):
FTR-710A, FTR-2410 and FTR-5410A repeaters
Instruction Manual 27 MB PDF file donated by A. Nony Mous
These are Yaesu's earliest repeaters, and are crystal controlled. This manual also covers the FL-750, FL-2450 and FL-5450 Power Amplifiers.
|VX2000 Service Manual 8.7 MB PDF file donated by A. Nony Mous|
|VX2000 Accessory Connector and interfacing to a CAT300DXL controller Provided by Dave Wood KB8SCR|
|VX-2100/2200 VHF Service Manual 5.6 MB PDF file Donated by Jack Mcelyea|
Schematic of the high-band VX-3000 mobile
290 KB PDF Donated by A. Nony Mous
Anyone got the full manual? This model is discontinued.
VX6000 UHF Service Manual
7.9 MB PDF Donated by A. Nony Mous.
This radio, with a different faceplate and options connector, is sold by Kenwood and Motorola.
The VXR series is Yaesu's current commercial (LMR) repeater product line.
Articles on the VXR5000:
There is a Yahoogroup for the VXR-5000 series at
Note that there are two hardware versions of the VXR-5000. The older versions do not have the 3 LED's on the back of the unit and do not have the PL encode/decode function built-in. Those require the FTS-22 tone squelch unit inside the repeater. If you are buying a used VXR5000 and it does not have the 3 LEDs on the back make sure the FTS-22 board is there. The newer version has 3 LED's located on the rear panel of the repeater unit and have the PL functions included inside the control unit.
|VXR-5000 Repeater Mods Courtesy Southeast Iowa Technical Society (SEITS)|
VXR-5000 UHF Repeater Service Manual (the chapters marked with a "U" are UHF-specific,
the chapters marked "C" are common to the UHF and VHF).
The UHF manual is no longer available from Vertex. The VHF Service Manual is in stock at Vertex-Standard Parts Department, at about $20 plus tax and shipping. It is part number E04091003.
Chapter 1, General Information U 1.4 MB
Chapter 2, Description U 380 KB
Chapter 3, Programming C 1.9 MB
Chapter 4, Alignment U 404 kB
Chapter 5, Chip Repair C 113 kB
Chapter 6, Block Diagrams U 202 kB
Chapter 7A, CNTL 1 Unit C 2.8 MB
Chapter 7B, CNTL 2 Unit C 3.1 MB
Chapter 7C, TX Unit U 2.3 MB
Chapter 7D, RX Unit U 2.8 MB
Chapter 7E, TX VCO Unit U 227 kB
Chapter 7F, RX VCO Unit U 249 kB
Chapter 7G, PA Unit U 1.5 MB
Chapter 7H, REG Unit C 1.9 MB
Chapter 7I, DSUB Unit C 132 kB
Chapter 7J, MOD Jack Unit C 160 kB
Chapter 7K, CAPA Unit C 672 kB
Chapter 8, Mechanical C 134 kB
All of the above 18 files as one ZIP file 18.4 MB
After the download is finished you will need to create a new, empty directory and then unzip the file into it.
Articles on the VXR7000:
A note from A. Nony Mous:
If you are going to buy a second hand VXR-7000 you want to pay attention to the model number:
VXR-7000VA = 136-150 Mhz
VXR-7000VC = 150-174 Mhz
VXR-7000UA = 400-430 Mhz
VXR-7000UD = 450-480 Mhz
VXR-7000UF = 480-512 Mhz
Is there a Yaesu person out there that knows the model code for 430-450 Mhz?
Also note that the power is adjustable from 10 to 50w, but it's rated at 30w continuous.
The CE-27 software is required to program it.
|VXR-7000 Repeater Brochure Donated by A. Nony Mous 1.24 MB PDF file|
|VXR-7000 Repeater Information By Dave Fortenberry NA6DF (offsite link)|
|VXR-7000 Repeater Operating Manual Donated by A. Nony Mous 1 MB PDF file|
|VXR-7000 VHF Repeater Service Manual Donated by A. Nony Mous 10 MB PDF file|
|VXR-7000 UHF Repeater Service Manual Donated by A. Nony Mous 10 MB PDF file|
|VXR-7000 Repeater Programming Adapter By Matt Krick K3MK 23 KB GIF|
|VXR-7000 CE27 EEPROM Programming Software Reference Manual 258 KB PDF|
Computer Automation Technology ("CAT") makes some good repeater controllers.
This link goes to the "Interfacing
a Vertex 7000 Repeater to an external repeater controller" interfacing note in their
library on their server.
This link is a local copy at repeater-builder in case their library goes away.
Note that the writeup is for a carrier squelch repeater and the signal is a "Carrier Present" or "Channel Busy" signal.
Getting a COR PLUS PL signal from a VXR-7000 Repeater
By Scott Lichtsinn KBØNLY
This mod provides a much more usable signal - a "Receiver Unsquelched" signal - on a previously unused pin of the connector.
Articles on the VXR9000:
|VXR-9000 Brochure / Specifications Sheet 604 KB PDF|
|VXR-9000 Operator's Manual 460 KB PDF dated 2004|
|VXR-9000 VHF Repeater Service Manual By A. Nony Mous 5.7 MB PDF|
|VXR-9000 UHF Repeater Service Manual By A. Nony Mous 5.6 MB PDF|
|Yaesu FRG-7 Instruction Manual 3.5 MB PDF Donated by A. Nony Mous|
Yaesu YC-355D Frequency Counter Instruction
Manual 5.5 MB PDF Donated by A. Nony Mous
At one point Yaesu made a few pieces of test equipment. This is an older Nixie™ display based TTL frequency counter.
Note from WA6ILQ: I still have a YC-355D - it was the first really useful counter that I had that wasn't full of tubes... I had built a counter that used RTL logic, but it couldn't even get up to 1500kHz. I traded a Moto all-tube dynamotor mobile for the YC-355D... I think I got the better deal.
|VX-1700 HF mobile users manual 858 KB PDF file|
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