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Yaesu FT-8900R Operating Manual

Yaesu FT-8900R Operating Manual

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QUAD BAND FM TRANSCEIVER
FT-8900R
O
PERATING
M
ANUAL
VERTEX STANDARD CO., LTD.
4-8-8 Nakameguro, Meguro-Ku, Tokyo 153-8644, Japan
VERTEX STANDARD
US Headquarters
10900 Walker Street, Cypress, CA 90630, U.S.A.
 YAESU EUROPE B.V.
P.O. Box 75525, 1118 ZN Schiphol, The Netherlands
 YAESU UK LTD.
Unit 12, Sun Valley Business Park, Winnall CloseWinchester, Hampshire, SO23 0LB, U.K.
VERTEX STANDARD HK LTD.
Unit 5, 20/F., Seaview Centre, 139-141 Hoi Bun Road,Kwun Tong, Kowloon, Hong Kong
 
Contents
Introduction ...................................................... 1Specifications .................................................... 2Accessories & Options ..................................... 3
Supplied Accessories ..................................... 3Optional Accessories...................................... 3
Installation ........................................................ 4
Preliminary Inspection ................................... 4Installation Tips.............................................. 4Safety Information ......................................... 5Antenna Considerations ................................. 6Mobile Installation ......................................... 8Transceiver Installation.............................. 8Mobile Power Connections........................ 9Mobile Speakers ........................................ 9Base Station Installation .............................. 10AC Power Supplies .................................. 10Packet Radio Terminal Node Controller . 10
Front Panel Controls & Switches ................. 12LCD.................................................................. 16Rear Panel Connections ................................ 17MH-48
A6J
Microphone ................................... 18MH-42
B6JS
Microphone .................................. 19Basic Operation .............................................. 20
Turning the Transceiver On and Off ........... 20Adjusting the Squelch Setting ..................... 20Selecting the Operating Band ...................... 20Selecting the Frequency Band ..................... 21Frequency Navigation .................................. 22Tuning Dial .............................................. 22Direct Keypad Frequency Entry .............. 22Scannig .................................................... 22Transmission ................................................ 23Changing the Transmitter Power Level ... 23
Advanced Operation ...................................... 24
Lock Feature................................................. 24Keyboard Beeper.......................................... 24Channel Step Selection ................................ 24Display Brightness ....................................... 25Band Linking ............................................... 25Audio Muting............................................... 26RF Squelch ................................................... 26
Repeater Operation........................................ 27
Repeater Shifts ............................................. 27Automatic Repeater Shift (ARS) ................. 27Manual Repeater Shift Activation ............... 28Changing the Default Repeater Shift ...... 28
CTCSS/DCS Operation ................................. 29
CTCSS Operation ........................................ 29DCS Operation............................................. 30Tone Search Scanning ................................. 31
Memory Operation ........................................ 32
Regular Memory Channel Operation........... 32Memory Storage....................................... 32Memory Recall......................................... 34Memory Offset Tuning ............................ 34Deleting Memories .................................. 34HOME Channel Memory ........................ 35Memory Only Mode ................................ 35Hyper Memory Mode................................... 36Hyper Memory Storage............................ 36Hyper Memory Recall.............................. 36
Scanning .......................................................... 37
Setting the Scan-Resume Technique ........... 37VFO Scanning.............................................. 38Memory Scanning ........................................ 39How to Skip
(Omit)
a ChannelDuring Memory Scan Operation .... 39Preferential Memory Scan ....................... 40Programmable
(Band Limit)
Memory Scan .. 41“Priority Channel” Scanning
(Dual Watch)
.. 42
Smart Search .................................................. 43ARTS
TM
: Auto Range Transponder System
.... 44
Basic ARTS Setup and Operation ............... 44CW Identifier Setup ..................................... 45
DTMF Autodialer Operation........................ 46Internet Connection Feature......................... 48Miscellaneous Settings ................................... 50
Time-Out Timer ........................................... 50Automatic Power Off ................................... 50Programming the Key Assignment .............. 51FM Bandwith & MIC Gain Control ............ 52DCS Code Inversionm ................................. 53
Cross Band Repeater Operation .................. 54Reset Procedure.............................................. 55Cloning ............................................................ 56Menu (“Set”) Mode ........................................ 58
 
1FT-8900R Operating Manual 
 I 
 NTRODUCTION 
The
FT-8900R
is a ruggedly-built, high quality Quad Band FM transceiver providing 50Watts of power output on the 29/50/144 MHz Amateur bands and 35 Watts on the 430 MHzband.The high power output of the
FT-8900R
is produced by its RD70HVF1 Power MOS FETamplifier, with a direct-flow heat sink and thermostatically-controlled cooling fan maintain-ing a safe temperature for the transceiver’s circuitry.Featuring 809 memory channels, full duplex operation with independent Volume and Squelchcontrols, and built-in CTCSS and DCS encoder/decoder circuits, the
FT-8900R
includes provision for remote-head mounting, utilizing the optional
 YSK-8900
Separation Kit, whichallows installation evening the most compact of cars.We recommend that you read this manual in its entirety, so as to understand fully the manyfeatures of your new
FT-8900R
transceiver.
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