VHF/UHF

DUAL BAND TRANSCEIVER
FT-60R
OPERATING MANUAL
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 Close
Winchester, 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
Scanning .......................................................... 35
VFO Scanning .............................................. 35
Manual VFO Scan ................................... 35
Programmed VFO Scan ........................... 36
Memory Scanning ........................................ 37
How to Skip (Omit) a Channel
during Memory Scan Operation .............. 37
Preferential Memory Scan ....................... 38
Memory Bank Scan ................................. 39
Weather Alert Scan ...................................... 39
Programmable (Band Limit) Memory Scan
(PMS) ........................................................... 40
“Priority Channel” Scanning
(Dual Watch) ................................................ 41
Automatic Lamp Illumination
on Scan Stop ................................................ 43
Band Edge Beeper ........................................ 43
EPCS (Enhanced Paging & Code Squelch) ............. 44
Storing the CTCSS Tone Pairs
for EPCS Operation ..................................... 44
Activating the Enhanced Paging &
Code Squelch System .................................. 45
Paging Answer Back .................................... 45
Emergency Feature ........................................ 46
Emergency Channel Operation .................... 46
Emergency Automatic ID (EAI) Feature ..... 46
Smart Search Operation................................ 48
Internet Connection Feature ......................... 49
ARTS (Automatic Range Transponder System) ....... 51
DTMF Operation ........................................... 54
Miscellaneous Settings ................................... 56
Password ...................................................... 56
Programming the Key Assignment .............. 57
Changing the Channel Steps ........................ 57
Changing the Receiving Mode .................... 58
Receive Battery Saver Setup ........................ 59
TX Battery Saver .......................................... 59
Disabling the TX/BUSY Indicator .............. 60
Automatic Power-Off (APO) Feature .......... 60
Transmitter Time-Out Timer (TOT) ............ 61
Busy Channel Lock-Out (BCLO) ................ 61
Mono Band Operation ................................. 62
Changing the TX Deviation Level ............... 62
DCS Code Inversion .................................... 63
Reset Procedures ............................................ 64
Cloning ............................................................ 65
Set Mode .......................................................... 66
Specifications .................................................. 79
“AUTO” Mode Preset Operating Parameters .... 80
General Description ......................................... 1
Accessories & Options ..................................... 2
Controls & Connections .................................. 3
Top & Front Panel .......................................... 3
LCD ................................................................ 4
Side Panel ....................................................... 5
Keypad ........................................................... 6
Installation of Accessories ............................... 8
Antenna Installation ....................................... 8
Installation of FNB-83 Battery Pack ............. 8
Battery Charging ............................................ 9
Low Battery Indication ................................ 10
Installation of FBA-25A Battery Case ......... 10
Interface of Packet TNCs .............................. 11
Operation ........................................................ 12
Switching Power On and Off ....................... 12
Adjusting the Audio Volume Level and
Squelch Setting ....................................... 12
Selecting the Operating Band ...................... 13
Frequency Navigation .................................. 13
Transmission ................................................ 15
Advanced Operation ...................................... 16
Keyboard Locking ........................................ 16
Keypad/LCD Illumination ........................... 17
Disabling the Keypad Beeper ...................... 17
RF Squelch ................................................... 18
Checking the Battery Voltage ...................... 18
Repeater Operation........................................ 19
Repeater Shifts ............................................. 19
Automatic Repeater Shift (ARS) ................. 19
Manual Repeater Shift Activation ............... 20
CTCSS/DCS Operation ................................. 22
CTCSS Operation ........................................ 22
DCS Operation ............................................. 23
Tone Search Scanning ................................. 24
CTCSS/DCS Bell Operation ........................ 25
Split Tone Operation .................................... 25
Tone Calling (1750 Hz) ............................... 26
Memory Mode ................................................ 28
Memory Storage ........................................... 28
Storing Independent
Transmit Frequencies (“Odd Split”) ........ 28
Memory Recall ............................................. 29
HOME Channel Memory ............................. 29
Labeling Memories ...................................... 30
Memory Offset Tuning ................................ 31
Deleting Memories ....................................... 32
Moving Memory Data to the VFO............... 32
Memory Bank Operation ............................. 33
Memory Only Mode ..................................... 34
Weather Broadcast Channels ....................... 34
FT-60R OPERATING MANUAL 1
GENERAL DESCRIPTION
The FT-60R is a dual band FM transceiver with extensive receive frequency coverage,
providing local-area two-way amateur communications along with unmatched monitoring
capability.
The FT-60R’s small size allows you to take it anywhere - hiking, skiing, or while walking
around town - and its operating flexibility brings the user many avenues of operating en-
joyment. Its incredibly tiny FNB-83 Rechargeable Nickel-Metal Hydride Battery Pack
provides up to 5 Watts of transmit power on 144 MHz and 430 MHz Amateur Bands.
Besides 144- and 430-MHz transceive operation, the FT-60R provides receive coverage
of the VHF and UHF TV bands, the VHF AM aircraft band, and a wide range of commer-
cial and public safety frequencies!
New and exciting features of the FT-60R are the Emergency Automatic ID (EAI) function,
that will automatically cause your FT-60R to transmit your callsign and engage your rig’s
microphone, even if you are disabled and unable
to press the PTT switch; Enhanced Paging and
Code Squelch (EPCS), that allows you to page a
particular station and only receive calls from that
station, if desired; and a security Password fea-
ture, that will allow you to turn on and operate
your transceiver only after you enter your Pass-
word.
Additional features include a convenient access
key for Vertex Standard’s WIRES™ (Wide-cov-
erage Internet Repeater Enhancement System), a
transmit Time-Out Timer (TOT), Automatic
Power-Off (APO), Automatic Repeater Shift
(ARS), Yaesu’s exclusive ARTS™ (Auto-Range
Transponder System) which “beeps” the user when
you move out of communications range with an-
other ARTS™ equipped station, plus provision for
reduction of the TX deviation in areas of high chan-
nel congestion. And an RF squelch circuit allows
the owner to set the squelch to open at a program-
mable setting of the S-Meter, thus reducing guess-
work in setting the squelch threshold.
We appreciate your purchase of the FT-60R, and
encourage you to read this manual thoroughly, so
as to learn about the many exciting features of your
exciting new Yaesu hand-held transceiver!
FT-60R OPERATING MANUAL 2
SUPPLIED ACCESSORIES
FNB-83 7.2 V, 1,400 mAh
Rechargeable Nickel-Metal Hydride Battery Pack
NC-88B/C

Overnight Battery Charger (10-Hour)
Belt Clip
Antenna
Operating Manual
Warranty Card
AVAILABLE OPTIONS
FNB-83 7.2 V, 1,400 mAh
Rechargeable Nickel-Metal Hydride Battery Pack
FBA-25A Compact Dry Battery Case for 6 AA-size cells
CD-29B/C

Rapid Charger (1.5-Hour)
NC-88B/C

Overnight Battery Charger (10-Hours)
CN-3 BNC-to-SMA Adapter
CT-27 Cloning Cable
CT-44 Microphone Adapter
E-DC-5B DC Cable with Cigarette-Lighter Adapter
E-DC-6 DC Cable; plug and wire only
MH-34B4B Speaker/Microphone
MH-37A4B Ear piece/Microphone
VC-25 VOX Headset

: “B” suffix is for use with 100-120 VAC, “C” suffix is for use with 230-240 VAC.
Availability of accessories may vary. Some accessories are supplied as standard per local
requirements, while others may be unavailable in some regions. Consult your Yaesu dealer
for details regarding these and any newly-available options. Connection of any non-Yaesu-
approved accessory, should it cause damage, may void the Limited Warranty on this ap-
paratus.
ACCESSORIES & OPTIONS
FT-60R OPERATING MANUAL 3
CONTROL & CONNECTIONS
(
TOP & FRONT PANEL
)
C
Antenna Jack
Connect the supplied rubber flex antenna (or another antenna presenting a 50-Ohm
impedance) here.
C
VOL/PWR Knob
Turn this control clockwise to turn the radio on and to
increase the volume. Counter-clockwise rotation into
the click-stop will turn the radio off.
C
TX/BUSY Indicator Lamp
This indicator glows green when the squelch opens,
and turns red during transmit.
C
DIAL Knob
This (inner) 20-position detented rotary switch is used for setting the operating fre-
quency, and also is used for menu selections and other adjustments.
¨
SQL Knob
This (outer) control is used to silence back-
ground noise on the receiver. It should be ad-
vanced clockwise just to the point where the
noise is silenced (and the green “BUSY” indi-
cator turns off).
©
LCD (Liquid Crystal Display)
The display shows current operating condition,
as indicated on the next page.
C
Speaker
The internal speaker is located here.
©
Microphone
The internal microphone is located here.
©
Keypad
These 16 keys select many of most important
operating features on the FT-60R. The func-
tions of the keys are described in detail on the
pages to follow.
©
C
©
©
C CC C ¨
FT-60R OPERATING MANUAL 4
CONTROL & CONNECTIONS
(
LCD
)
Operating Frequency
Memory Channel Number
S- & PO Meter
Secondary Keypad
Active
Skip Memory Channel
or Preferential Memory
Channel
Repeater Shift Direction
CTCSS/DSC Operation
Internet Connection
Feature Active
Key Lock Active
Operating Mode
Bell Alerm Active
Battery Saver Active
Dual Watch Active
Priority Channel
Automatic Power-Off
Active
Battery Indicator
Memory Bank Active
Low TX Power Selected
FT-60R OPERATING MANUAL 5
C
PTT (Push To Talk) Switch
Press this switch to transmit, and release it (to receive) after your transmission is com-
pleted.
C
MONI Switch
Pressing this switch disables the noise squelching action, allowing you to hear very
weak signals near the background noise level temporarily.
Press the
[
F/W
]
key on the keypad first, then press this switch to “open” the squelch
continuously. Press this switch again to resume normal (quiet) monitoring.
C
LAMP Switch
Pressing this switch illuminates the LCD and keypad for five seconds, after which the
back-lighting will automatically turn off.
Press the
[
F/W
]
key on the keypad first, then press this switch to activate the back-
lighting lamp continuously. To turn the lamp off, press this switch again.
You can change the primary (press key) function of this switch, if you prefer. See page
17 for details.
C
MIC/SP Jack
This four-conductor
miniature jack pro-
vi des connect i on
points for microphone
audio, earphone au-
dio, PTT, and ground.
¨
EXT DC Jack
This coaxial DC jack
allows connection to
an external DC power
source (6-16V DC).
The center pin of this
jack is the Positive (+)
connection.
MIC
/SP
EXT
DC
C
¨
C
C
C
CONTROL & CONNECTIONS
(
SIDE PANEL
)
FT-60R OPERATING MANUAL 6
CONTROL & CONNECTIONS
(
KEYPAD
)
Third Function
(
PRESS & HOLD KEY
)
Secondary Function
(
PRESS
[
F/W
]
+ KEY
)
Primary Function
(
PRESS KEY
)
Third Function
(
PRESS & HOLD KEY
)
Secondary Function
(
PRESS
[
F/W
]
+ KEY
)
Primary Function
(
PRESS KEY
)
Third Function
(
PRESS & HOLD KEY
)
Secondary Function
(
PRESS
[
F/W
]
+ KEY
)
Primary Function
(
PRESS KEY
)
Third Function
(
PRESS & HOLD KEY
)
Secondary Function
(
PRESS
[
F/W
]
+ KEY
)
Primary Function
(
PRESS KEY
)
Frequency entry digit “1”
Activates the CTCSS or DCS
Operation
Recalls the “Weather” broadcast
channel bank
Frequency entry digit “2”
Selects the CTCSS tone or DCS
code number
Activates the ARTS feature
Frequency entry digit “4”
Selects the direction of the uplink
frequency shift (either “–,” “+,” or
“simplex”) during repeater operation
Activates the EMERGENCY
function
Frequency entry digit “5”
Selects the CTCSS/DCS Bell ringer
repetitions
None
Frequency entry digit “7”
None None
Activates the EPCS (Enhanced
Paging & Code Squelch) feature
Frequency entry digit “8”
Selects the Memory Scan “Skip”
channel-selection mode
Switches the frequency control
between the VFO and Memory
Systems
Activates the Priority (Dual Watch)
function
Starts the programmable scanner
upward (toward a higher frequency
or a higher channel number)
Activates the Internet Connection
feature
Frequency entry digit “0”
Engages the Set (Menu) Mode
Enables Internet access code
selection
1: You can program the secondary (press
[
F/W
]
key +) function of the key to another function, if
desired. See page 57 for details.
1 1
FT-60R OPERATING MANUAL 7
CONTROL & CONNECTIONS
(
KEYPAD
)
Third Function
(
PRESS & HOLD KEY
)
Secondary Function
(
PRESS
[
F/W
]
+ KEY
)
Primary Function
(
PRESS KEY
)
Third Function
(
PRESS & HOLD KEY
)
Secondary Function
(
PRESS
[
F/W
]
+ KEY
)
Primary Function
(
PRESS KEY
)
Third Function
(
PRESS & HOLD KEY
)
Secondary Function
(
PRESS
[
F/W
]
+ KEY
)
Primary Function
(
PRESS KEY
)
Third Function
(
PRESS & HOLD KEY
)
Secondary Function
(
PRESS
[
F/W
]
+ KEY
)
Primary Function
(
PRESS KEY
)
Frequency entry digit “3”
Selects the desired transmit power
output level
Activates the Smart Search feature
Increases the VFO frequency by
one step or moves the memory
channel to the next-highest channel
Tunes the VFO frequency upward
in 1 MHz steps
Starts the scanner upward
(toward a higher frequency or
a higher channel number)
Frequency entry digit “6”
Activates the Key Lockout feature
Activates the Key Lockout feature
Decreases the VFO frequency by
one step or moves the memory
channel to the next-lowest channel
Tunes the VFO frequency down-
ward in 1 MHz steps
Starts the scanner downward
(toward a lower frequency or a
lower channel number)
Frequency entry digit “9”
Selects the DTMF mode
Reverses the transmit and receive
frequencies while working through
a repeater
Switches to the “Home” (favorite
frequency) Channel
None None
Moves operation to the next-
highest frequency band while in the
VFO mode
Activates the “Memory “Tune” mode
while in the Memory Recall mode
Moves operation to the next-lowest frequency band
Selects the bandwidth for the
programmable scanner while in the
VFO mode
Activates the “Secondary” key
function
Disables the “Secondary” key
function
Activates the “Memory Write” mode
(for memory channel storage)
2: You can exchange the function between primary (press key) function and secondary (press
[
F/W
]
key +) function, if desired. See page 74 for details.
2
FT-60R OPERATING MANUAL 8
ANTENNA INSTALLATION
The supplied antenna provides good results over the entire fre-
quency range of the transceiver. However, for enhanced recep-
tion on certain non-Amateur frequencies, you may wish to con-
nect an antenna designed specifically for that frequency range,
as the supplied antenna is necessarily a compromise outside the
Amateur bands, and cannot be expected to provide high perfor-
mance at all frequencies.
To install the supplied antenna, hold the bottom end of the an-
tenna, then screw it onto the mating connector on the transceiver
until it is snug. Do not over-tighten by use of extreme force.
Notes:
Never transmit without having an antenna connected.
When installing the supplied antenna, never hold the upper part of the antenna while
screwing it onto the mating connector on the transceiver.
If using an external antenna for transmission, ensure that the SWR presented to the
transceiver is 1.5:1 or lower, to avoid excessive feedline loss.
INSTALLATION OF FNB-83 BATTERY PACK
The FNB-83 is a high-performance Ni-MH battery providing high capacity in a compact
package. Under normal use, the FNB-83 may be used for approximately 300 charge cycles,
after which operating time may be expected to decrease. If you have an old battery pack
which is displaying capacity which has become diminished, you should replace the pack
with a new one.
Installation of the battery is easy and quick:
Insert the battery pack into the battery compartment on the back of the
radio while tilting the Belt Clip outward, then close the
Battery Pack Latch until it locks in place
with a “Click.”
To remove the
battery, turn the
radio off and re-
move any pro-
tective cases.
Open the Bat-
tery Pack Latch
on the bottom of the radio, then slide the battery downward and out from the radio
while tilting the Belt Clip out of the way.
INSTALLATION OF ACCESSORIES
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FT-60R OPERATING MANUAL 9
BATTERY CHARGING
If the battery has never been used, or its charge is depleted, it may be charged by connect-
ing the NC-88 Overnight Battery Charger, as shown in the illustration, to the EXT DC
jack. If only 12 ~ 16 Volt DC power is available, the optional E-DC-5B DC Adapter (with
its cigarette lighter plug) may also be used for charging the battery.
A fully-discharged pack will be charged completely in 10 hours. Disconnect the NC-88
from the EXT DC jack and the AC line outlet.
Important Note
The NC-88 is not designed to power the transceiver for operation (reception or
transmission).
Do not leave the NC-88 connected to the transceiver for continuous periods in ex-
cess of 24 hours. Long term overcharging can degrade the Ni-MH battery pack and
significantly shorten its useful life.
Please be advised that the NC-88 may contribute noise to TV and radio reception in
the immediate vicinity, so we do not recommend its use adjacent to such devices.
INSTALLATION OF ACCESSORIES
EXT DC jack

AC line outlet
FT-60R OPERATING MANUAL 10
LOW BATTERY INDICATION
As your battery discharges during use, the voltage will gradually become lower. When
the battery voltage is becoming too low for reliable operation,
the “ ” icon will blink on the LCD display, indicating that the
battery pack must be recharged before further use.
Avoid recharging Ni-MH batteries before the “ ” indicator is observed, as this can
degrade the charge capacity of your Ni-MH battery pack.
INSTALLATION OF FBA-25A ALKALINE BATTERY CASE
(
OPTION
)
The optional FBA-25A Battery Case allows operation of the FT-60R using six “AA” size
Alkaline batteries.
When installing batteries, insert the (–) end first, then press in the (+) end so the battery
snaps into place. Always replace all six batteries at the same time, paying attention to the
polarity indicated inside the case.
The FBA-25A must not be used with rechargeable cells. The FBA-25A does not contain
the thermal and over-current protection circuits (provided in the “FNB” series of Ni-MH
Battery Packs) required when utilizing Ni-Cd and Ni-MH cells.
Note that the power output and battery life will be much shorter when using Alkaline AA
cells. They should be considered an emergency backup power source only, for this rea-
son.
INSTALLATION OF ACCESSORIES
FT-60R OPERATING MANUAL 11
The FT-60R may be used for Packet operation, using the optional CT-44 microphone
adapter (available from your Yaesu dealer) for easy interconnection to commonly-avail-
able connectors wired to your TNC. You may also build your own cable, using a four-
conductor miniature phone plug, per the diagram below.
The audio level from the receiver to the TNC may be adjusted by using the VOL knob, as
with voice operation. The input level to the FT-60R from the TNC should be adjusted at
the TNC side; the optimum input voltage is approximately 5 mV at 2000 Ohms.
Be sure to turn the transceiver and TNC off before connecting the cables, so as to prevent
voltage spikes from possibly damaging your transceiver.
When you are operating on Packet, switch the Receive Battery Saver OFF, as the “sleep”
cycle may “collide” with the beginning of an incoming Packet transmission, causing your
TNC not to receive the full data burst. See page 59 for details regarding Battery Saver
setup.
INTERFACE OF PACKET TNCS
CT-44
EAR
MIC
10µF
2 kΩ
+
SP
GND
GND
MIC
PTT
TNC
MIC/SP
FT-60R OPERATING MANUAL 12
Hi! I’m R. F. Radio, and I’ll be helping you along as you learn the many
features of the FT-60R. I know you’re anxious to get on the air, but I encour-
age you to read the “Operation” section of this manual as thoroughly as
possible, so you’ll get the most out of this fantastic new transceiver. Now. . .let’s get
operating!
SWITCHING POWER ON AND OFF
Be sure the Battery Pack is installed, and that the bat-
tery is fully charged. Connect the antenna to the top panel
Antenna jack.
Rotate the top panel’s VOL knob out of the click-stop to
turn on the radio. The current DC supply voltage will be
indicated on the display for 2 seconds. After this 2 sec-
ond interval, the display will resume its normal indica-
tion of the operating frequency.
To turn the radio off, turn the VOL knob fully counter-clockwise into the click stop
position.
ADJUSTING THE AUDIO VOLUME LEVEL AND SQUELCH SETTING
At first, set the SQL knob fully counter-clockwise. Now,
you may rotate the VOL knob to adjust the receiver level
for a comfortable listing level, using the background
noise as a reference.
To set the squelch, turn the SQL knob clockwise, slightly
past the point where the background noise is muted. This
is the point of best sensitivity to weak signals, and we
recommend that you not rotate the SQL knob very much past the point where the
background noise is just silenced.
1) A special “RF Squelch” feature is provided on this radio. This feature
allows you to set the squelch so that only signals exceeding a certain S-meter
level will open the squelch. See page 18 for details.
2) If you’re operating in an area of high RF pollution, you may need to consider “Tone
Squelch” operation using the built-in CTCSS Decoder. This feature will keep your ra-
dio quiet until a call is received from a station sending a carrier which contains a matching
(subaudible) CTCSS tone. Or, if your friends have radios equipped with DCS (Digital
Coded Squelch) like your FT-60R has, try using that mode for silent monitoring of busy
channels.
OPERATION
FT-60R OPERATING MANUAL 13
OPERATION
SELECTING THE OPERATING BAND
Press the
[
BAND
(
BAND DN
)]
key repetitively. You will
see the LCD indication move toward a higher frequency
band each time you press the
[
BAND
(
BAND DN
)]
key.
850 MHz 144 MHz
250 MHz 350 MHz
430 MHz 850 MHz
……
If you wish to move the operating band selection down-
ward (toward a lower frequency band), press the
[
F/W
]
key first, then press the
[
BAND
(
BAND DN
)]
key.
350 MHz 250 MHz
144 MHz 850 MHz
430 MHz 350 MHz
……
Once you have selected the desired band, you
may initiate manual tuning (or scanning) per
the discussion in the next chapter.
FREQUENCY NAVIGATION
The FT-60R will initially be operating in the “VFO” mode, a channelized system which
allows free tuning throughout the currently-selected operating band.
Three basic frequency navigation methods are available on the FT-60R:
1
)
Tuning Dial
Rotation of the DIAL allows tuning in the pre-programmed
steps established for the current operating band. Clockwise
rotation of the DIAL causes the FT-60R to be tuned toward
a higher frequency, while counter-clockwise rotation will
lower the operating frequency.
If you press the
[
F/W
]
key momentarily, then rotate the DIAL,
frequency steps of 1 MHz will be selected. This feature is
extremely useful for making rapid frequency excursions over the wide tuning range of the
FT-60R.
FREQUENCY RANGE
108.000 - 200.000 MHz
200.000 - 300.000 MHz
300.000 - 400.000 MHz
400.000 - 520.000 MHz
700.000 - 999.990 MHz
BAND
144 MHz Band
250 MHz Band
350 MHz Band
430 MHz Band
850 MHz Band
FT-60R OPERATING MANUAL 14
2
)
Direct Keypad Frequency Entry
The desired operating frequency may be entered directly from the keypad.
To enter a frequency from the keypad, just press the numbered digits on the keypad in the
proper sequence.
Examples:
To enter 146.560 MHz, press
[
1
]

[
4
]

[
6
]

[
5
]

[
6
]

[
0
]
To enter 146.5625 MHz (in 12.5 kHz),
[
1
]

[
4
]

[
6
]

[
5
]

[
6
]

[
2
]
3
)
Scanning
Press and hold in either the
[

(
MHz
)]
or
[

(
MHz
)]
key
for one second to initiate upward or downward scanning,
respectively (Manual VFO Scan).
For scanning within a limited sub-band range, from the VFO
mode, press and hold in the
[
V/M
(
PRI
)]
key for one second
to begin scanning toward a higher frequency within the pre-
viously-defined sub-band (Programmed VFO Scan). Details
regarding sub-band setup may be found on page 36.
If you wish to reverse the direction of the scan (i.e. toward a
lower frequency, instead of a higher frequency), just rotate
the DIAL one click in the counter-clockwise direction while
the FT-60R is scanning. The scanning direction will be re-
versed. To revert to scanning toward a higher frequency once
more, rotate the DIAL one click clockwise.
The scanner will stop when it receives a signal strong enough to break through the Squelch
threshold. The FT-60R will then hold on that frequency according to the setting of the
“RESUME” mode (Set Mode Item 34: RESUME). Press the PTT switch momentarily to
cancel the scanning. This only stops the scan; it does not cause transmission to occur. See
page 35 for details regarding Scan Operation.
OPERATION
FREQUENCY NAVIGATION
(
Programmed VFO Scan
)
(
Manual VFO Scan
)
FT-60R OPERATING MANUAL 15
TRANSMISSION
Once you have set up an appropriate frequency inside one of the 144 MHz or 430 MHz
Amateur bands on which the FT-60R can transmit, you’re ready to go on the air! These are
the most basic steps; more advanced aspects of transmitter operation will be discussed later.
To transmit, press the PTT switch, and speak into the
front panel microphone (located in the lower left-hand
corner of the speaker grille) in a normal voice level. The
TX/BUSY indicator will glow red during transmission.
To return to the receive mode, release the PTT switch.
During transmission, the relative power level will be
indicated on the bar graph at the bottom of the LCD;
full scale deflection confirms “High Power” operation, while deflection of two bars
indicates “Low Power” operation. Five bars indicates “Medium Power” operation.
Additionally, the “LOW” icon will appear at the bottom of the display while operating
on the “Low Power” and “Medium Power” settings.
1) If you’re just talking to friends in the immediate area, you’ll get much longer
battery life by switching to Low Power operation, described in the next chapter.
And don’t forget: always have an antenna connected when you transmit.
2) Transmission is possible only on the 144 MHz and 430 MHz bands.
Changing the Transmitter Power Level
To change the power level:
Press the
[
F/W
]
key, then press the
[
3
(
TX PO
)]
key.
The LCD shows the current power output level.
Rotate the DIAL knob to select the desired power out-
put level. Available selections are “HIGH” (5 W), “MID”
(2 W), and “LOW” (0.5 W).
When you have made your choice, press the PTT switch
to save the new setting and return to normal operation.
1) The FT-60R is smart! You can set up Low power on the 144 MHz band,
while leaving 430 MHz on High power, and the radio will remember the
different settings on both bands. And when you store memories, you can store
the power output settings separately in each memory, so you don’t waste battery power
when using very close-in repeaters!
2) When you are operating on the “Low” or “Medium” power setting, you can press the
[F/W] key, when press the PTT switch, to cause the FT-60R to transmit (temporarily) on
High power. After one transmission, the power level will revert to the previously-selected
(“Low” or “Medium” power) setting.
OPERATION
FT-60R OPERATING MANUAL 16
Now that you’re mastered the basics of FT-60R operation, let’s learn more about some of
the really neat features.
KEYBOARD LOCKING
In order to prevent accidental frequency change or inadvertent transmission, various as-
pects of the FT-60R’s DIAL and keypad may be locked out. The possible lockout combi-
nations are:
LK KEY: Just the front panel keypad is locked out
LKDIAL: Just the top panel DIAL is locked out
LK K+D: Both the keypad and DIAL are locked out (factory default)
LK PTT: The PTT switch is locked out (TX not possible)
LK P+K: Both the PTT switch and keypad are locked out
LK P+D: Both the PTT switch and DIAL are locked out
LK ALL: All of the above are locked out
To lock out some or all of the keys:
1. Press the
[
F/W
]
key, then press the
[
0
( )
SET
]
key to enter the Set mode.
2. Rotate the DIAL knob to select Set Mode Item 25: LOCK.
3. Press the
[
F/W
]
key momentarily to enable adjustment of this
Item.
4. Rotate the DIAL knob to choose between one of the locking
schemes as outlined above.
5. When you have made your selection, press the PTT switch to
save the new setting and return to normal operation.
To activate the locking feature, (1) press and hold in the
[
6
(
LOCK
)]
key for one second, or (2) press the
[
F/W
]
key,
then press the
[
6
(
LOCK
)]
key. The “ ” icon will appear on
the LCD. To cancel locking, repeat this process.
ADVANCED OPERATION
FT-60R OPERATING MANUAL 17
ADVANCED OPERATION
KEYPAD/LCD ILLUMINATION
Your FT-60R includes a reddish illumination lamp which aids in nighttime operation. The
reddish illumination yields clear viewing of the display in a dark environment, with mini-
mal degradation of your night vision.
Three options for activating the lamp are provided:
KEY Mode: Illuminates the Keypad/LCD lamp for five seconds when you rotate
the DIAL knob or press the keypad or any switch (except PTT switch).
This is the factory-programmed default setting.
5SEC Mode: Illuminates the Keypad/LCD lamp for five seconds when you press
the LAMP switch momentarily.
TOGGLE Mode: Toggles the Keypad/LCD lamp on and off when you press the LAMP
switch momentarily.
Here is the procedure for setting up the Lamp operating mode:
1. Press the
[
F/W
]
key, then press the
[
0
( )
SET
]
key to enter the Set mode.
2. Rotate the DIAL knob to select Set Mode Item 24: LAMP.
3. Press the
[
F/W
]
key momentarily to enable adjustment of this
Item.
4. Rotate the DIAL knob to select one of the three modes described
above.
5. When you have made your choice, press the PTT switch to save
the new setting and return to normal operation.
Press the [F/W] key first, then press the LAMP switch to illuminate the Key-
pad/LCD lamp continuously until you press the LAMP key again, irrespec-
tive of the Lamp mode programmed per the above instructions.
DISABLING THE KEYPAD BEEPER
A keypad beeper provides useful audible feed back whenever a keypad is pressed.
If you want to turn the beep off:
1. Press the
[
F/W
]
key, then press the
[
0
( )
SET
]
key to enter the Set mode.
2. Rotate the DIAL knob to select Set Mode Item 6: BEEP.
3. Press the
[
F/W
]
key momentarily to enable adjustment of this
Item.
4. Rotate the DIAL knob to change the setting to “OFF.”
5. Press the PTT switch to save the new setting and return to nor-
mal operation.
6. To turn the beep back on again, select “KEY” or “KEY+SC (factory default)” in step 4
above.
KEY: The beeper sounds when you press the keypad.
KEY+SC: The beeper sounds when you press the keypad, or when the scanner stops.
FT-60R OPERATING MANUAL 18
RF SQUELCH
A special RF Squelch feature is provided on this radio. This feature allows you to set the
squelch so that only signals exceeding a certain S-meter level will open the squelch.
To set up the RF squelch circuit for operation, use the following procedure:
1. Press the
[
F/W
]
key, then press the
[
0
( )
SET
]
key to enter the Set mode.
2. Rotate the DIAL knob to select Set Mode Item 37: RF SQL.
3. Press the
[
F/W
]
key momentarily to enable adjustment of this
Item.
4. Rotate the DIAL knob to select the desired signal strength level
for the squelch threshold (S-1, S-2, S-3, S-4, S-5, S-6, S-8, S-
FULL, or OFF).
5. Press the PTT switch to save the new setting and return to normal operation.
6. Finally, rotate the SQL knob fully clockwise.
CHECKING THE BATTERY VOLTAGE
The FT-60R’s microprocessor includes programming which will measure the current bat-
tery voltage.
1. Press the
[
F/W
]
key, then press the
[
0
( )
SET
]
key to enter the Set mode.
2. Rotate the DIAL knob to select Set Mode Item 12: DC VLT.
3. Press the
[
F/W
]
key momentarily to display the current DC volt-
age being supplied.
4. Press the PTT switch to return to normal operation.
ADVANCED OPERATION
FT-60R OPERATING MANUAL 19
REPEATER OPERATION
Repeater stations, usually located on mountaintops or other high locations, provide a dra-
matic extension of the communication range for low-powered hand-held or mobile trans-
ceivers. The FT-60R includes a number of features which make repeater operation simple
and enjoyable.
REPEATER SHIFTS
Your FT-60R has been configured, at the factory, for the repeater shifts customary in your
country. For the 144 MHz band shift will be 600 kHz; on the 430 MHz band, the shift may
be 1.6 MHz, 7.6 MHz, or 5 MHz (USA version).
Depending on the part of the band in which you are operating, the repeater shift may be
either downward
( )
or upward
( )
, and one
of these icons will appear at the top of the LCD
when repeater shifts have been enabled.
AUTOMATIC REPEATER SHIFT
(
ARS
)
The FT-60R provides a convenient Automatic Repeater Shift feature, which causes the
appropriate repeater shift to be applied automatically whenever you tune into the desig-
nated repeater sub-bands in your country. These sub-bands are shown below.
If the ARS feature does not appear to be working, you may have accidentally disabled it.
To re-enable ARS:
1. Press the
[
F/W
]
key, then press the
[
0
( )
SET
]
key to enter the Set mode.
2. Rotate the DIAL knob to select Set Mode Item 4: ARS.
3. Press the
[
F/W
]
key momentarily to enable adjustment of this
Item.
4. Rotate the DIAL knob to select “ARS. ON.”
5. When you have made your selection, press the PTT switch to
save the new setting and return to normal operation.
FT-60R OPERATING MANUAL 20
MANUAL REPEATER SHIFT ACTIVATION
If the ARS feature has been disabled, or if you need to set a repeater shift direction other
than that established by the ARS, you may set the direction of the repeater shift manually.
To do this:
1. Press the
[
F/W
]
key, then press the
[
0
( )
SET
]
key to enter the Set mode.
2. Rotate the DIAL knob to select Set Mode Item 38: RPT.MOD.
3. Press the
[
F/W
]
key momentarily to enable adjustment of this
Item.
4. Rotate the DIAL knob to select the desired shift among “RPT.–,”
“RPT.+,” and “RPT.OFF.”
5. When you have made your selection, press the PTT switch to
save the new setting and return to normal operation.
If you make a change in the shift direction, but still have Automatic Repeater
Shift still engaged (see previous section), when you change frequency (by
rotating the DIAL knob, for example) the ARS will over-ride your manual
setting of the shift direction. Turn ARS off if you do not wish this to happen.
Changing the Default Repeater Shifts
If you travel to a different region, you may need to change the default repeater shift so as to
ensure compatibility with local operating requirements.
To do this, follow the procedure below:
1. Set the FT-60R’s frequency to the band on which you wish to change the default
repeater shift (144 MHz or 430 MHz Amateur Band).
2. Press the
[
F/W
]
key, then press the
[
0
( )
SET
]
key to enter the Set mode.
3. Rotate the DIAL knob to select Set Mode Item 45: SHIFT.
4. Press the
[
F/W
]
key momentarily to enable adjustment of this
Item.
5. Rotate the DIAL knob to select the new repeater shift magni-
tude.
6. When you have made your selection, press the PTT switch to
save the new setting and return to normal operation.
If you just have one “odd” split that you need to program, don’t change the
“default” repeated shifts using this Set Mode Item. Enter the transmit and
receive frequencies separately, as shown on page 28.
REPEATER OPERATION
FT-60R OPERATING MANUAL 21
Checking the Repeater Uplink (Input) Frequency
It often is helpful to be able to check the uplink (input) frequency of a repeater, to see if the
calling station is within direct (“Simplex”) range.
To do this, just press the
[
HM/RV
]
key. You’ll notice that
the display has shifted to the repeater uplink frequency. Press
the
[
HM/RV
]
key again to cause operation to revert to nor-
mal monitoring of the repeater downlink (output) frequency.
While you are listening on the input frequency to the re-
peater using the
[
HM/RV
]
key, the repeater offset icon will
blink.
The configuration of this key may be set either to “RV” (for checking the
input frequency of a repeater), or “HM” (for instant switching to the “Home”
channel for the band you are operating on). To change the configuration of
this key, use Set Mode Item 36: REV/HM. See page 75.
MANUAL REPEATER SHIFT ACTIVATION
REPEATER OPERATION
FT-60R OPERATING MANUAL 22
CTCSS OPERATION
Many repeater systems require that a very-low-frequency audio tone be superimposed on
your FM carrier in order to activate the repeater. This helps prevent false activation of the
repeater by radar or spurious signals from other transmitters. This tone system, called
“CTCSS” (Continuous Tone Coded Squelch System), is included in your FT-60R, and is
very easy to activate.
CTCSS setup involves two actions: setting the Tone Mode and then setting of
the Tone Frequency. These actions are set up by using the [1(SQ TYP)] key
and [2(CODE)] key.
1. Press the
[
F/W
]
key, then press the
[
1
(
SQ TYP
)]
key to enable selection of the CTCSS/
DCS mode.
2. Rotate the DIAL knob so that “TONE” indication appears on the
display; this activates the CTCSS Encoder, for access to repeat-
ers requiring a CTCSS tone.
3. Rotation of the DIAL knob one more “click” in step “2” above will cause the “TSQL”
notation to appear. When “TSQL” is displayed, this means that the Tone SQueLch
system is active, which mutes your FT-60R’s receiver until it receives a call from
another radio sending out a matching CTCSS tone. This can
help keep your radio quiet until a specific call is received, which
may be helpful while operating in congested areas of the band.
1
)
You may notice a “REV TN” indication on the display while you rotate
the DIAL knob in this step; this means that the Reverse Tone Squelch
system is active, which mutes your FT-60R’s receiver (instead of opening
the squelch) when it receives a call from the radio sending a matched CTCSS tone.
The “TSQ” icon will blink on the display when the Reverse Tone Squelch system is
activated.
2
)
You may notice a “DCS” indication on the display while you rotate the DIAL
knob still more. We’ll discuss the Digital Code Squelch system shortly.
4. When you have made your selection of the CTCSS tone mode, press the PTT switch
to save the new setting.
5. Press the
[
F/W
]
key, then press the
[
2
(
CODE
)]
key to enable adjustment of
the CTCSS frequency.
6. Rotate the DIAL knob until the display
indicates the Tone Frequency you need to
be using (ask the
repeater owner/
operator if you
don’t know the tone frequency).
CTCSS/DCS OPERATION
CTCSS TONE FREQUENCY
(
Hz
)
67.0 69.3 71.9 74.4 77.0 79.7
82.5 85.4 88.5 91.5 94.8 97.4
100.0 103.5 107.2 110.9 114.8 118.8
123.0 127.3 131.8 136.5 141.3 146.2
151.4 156.7 159.8 162.2 165.5 167.9
171.3 173.8 177.3 179.9 183.5 186.2
189.9 192.8 196.6 199.5 203.5 206.5
210.7 218.1 225.7 229.1 233.6 241.8
250.3 254.1 – – – –
FT-60R OPERATING MANUAL 23
CTCSS/DCS OPERATION
CTCSS OPERATION
7. When you have made your selection, press the
[
F/W
]
key momentarily to save the new
settings and exit to normal operation. This is different than the
usual method of restoring normal operation, and it applies only
to the configuration of the CTCSS/DCS frequencies.
Your repeater may or may not re-transmit a CTCSS tone - some systems just
use CTCSS to control access to the repeater, but don’t pass it along when
transmitting. If the S-Meter deflects, but the FT-60R is not passing audio,
repeat steps “1” through “4” above, but rotate the DIAL so that “TSQ” disappears - this
will allow you to hear all traffic on the channel being utilized.
DCS OPERATION
Another form of tone access control is Digital Code Squelch, or DCS. It is a newer, more
advanced tone system which generally provides more immunity from false paging than
does CTCSS. The DCS Encoder/Decoder is built into your FT-60R, and operation is very
similar to that just described for CTCSS. Your repeater system may be configured for
DCS; if not, DCS is frequently quite useful in Simplex operation if your friend(s) use
transceivers equipped with this advanced feature.
Just as in CTCSS operation, DCS requires that you set the Tone Mode to DCS and that
you select a tone code.
1. Press the
[
F/W
]
key, then press the
[
1
(
SQ TYP
)]
key to enable selection of the CTCSS/
DCS mode.
2. Rotate the DIAL knob until the “DCS” indication appears on the
display; this activates the DCS Encoder/Decoder.
3. Press the PTT key to save the new setting.
4. Press the
[
F/W
]
key, then press the
[
2
(
CODE
)]
key to enable
adjustment of the DCS code.
5. Rotate the DIAL knob to select the desired DCS Code (a three-
digit number). Ask the repeater owner/op-
erator if you don’t know DCS Code; if
you are working simplex, just set up the
DCS Code to be the same as that used by
your friend(s).
6. When you have made your selection, press
the
[
F/W
]
key momentarily to save the
new settings and
exit to normal op-
eration.
DCS CODE
023 025 026 031 032 036 043 047 051 053
054 065 071 072 073 074 114 115 116 122
125 131 132 134 143 145 152 155 156 162
165 172 174 205 212 223 225 226 243 244
245 246 251 252 255 261 263 265 266 271
274 306 311 315 325 331 332 343 346 351
356 364 365 371 411 412 413 423 431 432
445 446 452 454 455 462 464 465 466 503
506 516 523 526 532 546 565 606 612 624
627 631 632 654 662 664 703 712 723 731
732 734 743 754 – – – – – –
FT-60R OPERATING MANUAL 24
Remember that the DCS is an Encode/Decode system, so your receiver will
remain muted until a matching DCS code is received on an incoming trans-
mission. Switch the DCS off when you’re just tuning around the band!
TONE SEARCH SCANNING
In operating situations where you don’t know the CTCSS or DCS tone being used by
another station or stations, you can command the radio to listen to the incoming signal and
scan in search of the tone being used. Two things must be remembered in this regard:
You must be sure that your repeater uses the same tone type (CTCSS vs. DCS).
Some repeaters do not pass the CTCSS tone; you may have to listen to the station(s)
transmitting on the repeater uplink (input) frequency in order to allow Tone Search
Scanning to work.
To scan for the tone in use:
1. Set the radio up for either CTCSS or DCS Decoder operation (see the previous discus-
sions). In the case of CTCSS, “ ” will appear on the display; in the case of DCS,
“ ” will appear on the display.
2. Press the
[
F/W
]
key, then press the
[
2
(
CODE
)]
key.
3. Press and hold in the
[

(
MHz
)]
or
[

(
MHz
)]
key for one sec-
ond to start scanning for the incoming CTCSS or DCS tone/
code.
4. When the radio detects the correct tone or code, it will halt on
that tone/code, and audio will be allowed to pass. Press the
[
F/W
]
key to lock in that tone/code, then press the
[
F/W
]
key again to exit to normal
operation.
If the Tone Scan feature does not detect a tone or code, it will continue to
scan indefinitely. When this happens, it may be that the other station is not
sending any tone. You can press the PTT switch to halt the scan at any time.
You also can press the MONI key during Tone Scanning to listen to the (muted) signal
from the other station. When you release the MONI key, Tone Scanning will resume after
about a second.
Tone Scanning works either in the VFO or Memory modes.
CTCSS/DCS OPERATION
DCS OPERATION
FT-60R OPERATING MANUAL 25
CTCSS/DCS OPERATION
CTCSS/DCS BELL OPERATION
During CTCSS Decode or DCS operation, you may set up the FT-60R such that a ringing
“bell” sound alerts you to the fact that a call is coming in. Here is the procedure for activat-
ing the CTCSS/DCS Bell:
1. Set the transceiver up for CTCSS Decode (“Tone Squelch”) or DCS operation, as
described previously.
2. Adjust the operating frequency to the desired channel.
3. Press the
[
F/W
]
key, then press the
[
5
(
BELL
)]
key.
4. Rotate the DIAL knob to set the desired number of rings of the
Bell. The available choices are “1 T,” “3 T,” “5 T,” or “8 T”
rings, “CONT” (continuous ringing), or “OFF.”
5. Press the PTT switch momentarily to save the new setting and exit to normal opera-
tion.
When you are called by a station whose transceiver is sending a
CTCSS tone or DCS code which matches that set into your Decoder,
the Bell will ring in accordance with this programming.
SPLIT TONE OPERATION
The FT-60R can be operated in a Split Tone configuration via the Set mode.
1. Press the
[
F/W
]
key, then press the
[
0
( )
SET
]
key to enter the Set mode.
2. Rotate the DIAL knob to select Set Mode Item 47: SPLIT.
3. Press the
[
F/W
]
key momentarily to enable adjustment of this
Set Mode Item.
4. Rotate the DIAL knob to select ON (to enable the Split Tone
feature).
5. Press the PTT key momentarily to save the new setting and exit
to normal operation.
When the Split Tone feature is activated, you can see the following additional parameters
following the “DCS” parameter (while selecting the tone mode by pressing
[
F/W
]

[
1
(
SQ TYP
)])
:
D: DCS Encode only (the “ ” icon will blink during operation)
T DCS: Encodes a CTCSS Tone and Decodes a DCS code
(the “ ” icon will blink and the “ ” icon will appear during operation)
D TSQL: Encodes a DCS code and Decodes a CTCSS Tone
(the “ ” icon will appear and the “ ” icon will blink during opera-
tion)
Select the desired operating mode, from the selections shown above.
FT-60R OPERATING MANUAL 26
TONE CALLING
(
1750 HZ
)
If the repeaters in your country require a 1750-Hz burst tone for access (typically in Eu-
rope), you can set the MONI key to serve as a “Tone Call” switch instead. To change the
configuration of this switch, we again use the Set Mode to help us.
1. Press the
[
F/W
]
key, then press the
[
0
( )
SET
]
key to enter the Set mode.
2. Rotate the DIAL knob to select Set Mode Item 26: M/T-CL.
3. Press the
[
F/W
]
key momentarily to enable adjustment of this
Set Mode Item.
4. Rotate the DIAL knob to select “TCALL” on the display.
5. Press the PTT switch to save the new setting and exit to normal
operation.
To access a repeater, press and hold in the MONI key for the amount of time specified by
the repeater owner/operator. The transmitter will automatically be activated, and a 1750-
Hz audio tone will be superimposed on the carrier. Once access to the repeater has been
gained, you may release the MONI key, and use the PTT key for activating the transmitter
thereafter.
CTCSS/DCS OPERATION
FT-60R OPERATING MANUAL 27
The FT-60R provides a wide variety of memory system resources. These include:
1000 “Standard” memory channels, numbered “000” through “999.”
5 “Home” channels, providing storage and quick recall of one prime frequency on
each operating band.
50 sets of band-edge memories, also known as “Programmable Memory Scan” chan-
nels, labeled “L01/U01” through “L50/U50.”
10 Memory Banks, labeled “BANK 1” through “BANK10.” Each Memory Bank can
be assigned up to 1000 channels from the “standard” and “PMS” memory channels.
10 “Weather Broadcast” Channels.
MEMORY MODE
L
5
0
/
U
5
0
0
0
0
8
5
0

M
H
z

B
a
n
d
4
3
0

M
H
z

B
a
n
d
3
5
0

M
H
z

B
a
n
d
2
5
0

M
H
z

B
a
n
d
1
4
4

M
H
z

B
a
n
d
HOME Channels
(5 channels)
9
9
9
9
9
8
M
e
m
o
r
y

B
a
n
k

1
0
M
e
m
o
r
y

B
a
n
k

9
M
e
m
o
r
y

B
a
n
k

8
M
e
m
o
r
y

B
a
n
k

7
M
e
m
o
r
y

B
a
n
k

6
M
e
m
o
r
y

B
a
n
k

5
M
e
m
o
r
y

B
a
n
k

4
M
e
m
o
r
y

B
a
n
k

3
M
e
m
o
r
y

B
a
n
k

2
M
e
m
o
r
y

B
a
n
k

1
4
3
2
1
L
4
9
/
U
4
9
L
4
8
/
U
4
8
L
4
/
U
4
L
3
/
U
3
L
2
/
U
2
L
1
/
U
1
Standard Memory Channels
(1000 channels)
PMS Memory Channels
(50 Sets)
Weather Broadcast Channels
(10 channels)
W
X
1
0
W
X
9
W
X
4
W
X
3
W
X
2
W
X
1
Memory Banks
(10 banks)
FT-60R OPERATING MANUAL 28
MEMORY STORAGE
1. Select the desired frequency, while operating in the VFO mode. Be sure to set up any
desired CTCSS or DCS tones, as well as any desired repeater offset. The power level
may also be set at this time, if you wish to store it.
2. Press and hold in the
[
F/W
]
key for one second.
3. Within five seconds of releasing the
[
F/W
]
key, you need to make a decision regarding
channel storage. The microprocessor will automatically select the next-available “free”
channel (a memory register on which no data has been stored), so you may not wish to
make any change; if this is the case, proceed to step 4. If you wish to select a different
channel number into which to store the data, rotate the DIAL knob to select the desired
memory channel. You may jump 100 memory channels, if you’re in a hurry (101
201 301

) by pressing the
[
BAND
(
BAND DN
)]
key (multiple times, if neces-
sary).
4. Press the
[
F/W
]
key once more to store the frequency into memory.
5. You still will be operating in the “VFO” mode, so you may now enter other frequen-
cies, and store them into additional memory locations, by repeating the above process.
Storing Independent Transmit Frequencies (“Odd Splits”)
All memories can store an independent transmit frequency, for operation on repeaters with
non-standard shift. To do this:
1. Store the receive frequency using the method already described under MEMORY
STORAGE (it doesn’t matter if a repeater offset is active).
2. Turn to the desired transmit frequency, then press and hold in the
[
F/W
]
key for one
second.
3. Within five seconds of releasing the
[
F/W
]
key, rotate the DIAL knob to select the
same memory channel number as used in step “1” above.
4. Press and hold in the PTT switch, then press the
[
F/W
]
key once more momentarily
while holding the PTT switch in (this does not key the transmitter).
Whenever you recall a memory which contains inde-
pendently-stored transmit and receive frequencies, the
“ ” indication will appear in the display.
MEMORY MODE
FT-60R OPERATING MANUAL 29
MEMORY MODE
MEMORY RECALL
1. While operating in the VFO mode, press the
[
V/M
(
PRI
)]
key to enter the Memory
mode.
2. Rotate the DIAL knob to select the desired channel.
3. To return to the VFO mode, press the
[
V/M
(
PRI
)]
key.
When the radio is already set to the Memory mode, an easy way to recall memories is to
key in the memory channel number, then press the
[
F/W
]
key.
For example, to recall memory channel #14, press
[
1
]

[
4
]

[
F/W
]
.
You may also recall the Memory Channel #000 and Programmable Memory channels (“L01/
U01” through “L50/U50.”) using the following numbers: Memory Channel #000 = “1000,”
Programmable Memory channels #L1 = “1001,” U1 = “1002,” L50 = “1099,” and U50 =
“1100.”
HOME CHANNEL MEMORY
A special one-touch “HOME” channel is available for each of operating bands, to allow
quick recall of a favorite operating frequency on each band.
Home Channel storage is simple to accomplish:
1. Change the setting of Set Mode Item 35: REV/HM from “REV” to “HOME,” if it is not
already set to this option (see page 75).
2. Select the desired frequency, while operating in the VFO mode. Be sure to set up any
desired CTCSS or DCS tones, as well as any desired repeater offset. The power level
may also be set at this time, if you wish to store it.
3. Press and hold in the
[
F/W
]
key for one second.
4. While the memory channel number is blinking, just press the
[
HM/RV
]
key. The fre-
quency and other data (if any) will now be stored in the special HOME channel regis-
ter.
5. You may repeat this process on the other operating bands.
6. To recall the HOME channel,
press the
[
HM/RV
]
key momen-
tarily while operating either in the
VFO or MR mode.
The UHF HOME channel is the one used during “Emergency channel op-
eration.” See page 46 for details regarding this feature.
FREQUENCY
146.520 MHz
250.000 MHz
350.000 MHz
446.000 MHz
850.000 MHz
BAND
144 MHz Band
250 MHz Band
350 MHz Band
430 MHz Band
850 MHz Band
DEFAULT HOME CHANNELS
FT-60R OPERATING MANUAL 30
LABELING MEMORIES
You may wish to append an alpha-numeric “Tag” (label) to a memory or memories, to aid
in recollection of the channel’s use (such as a club name, etc.). This is easily accomplished
using the Set Mode.
1. Recall the memory channel on which you wish to append a la-
bel.
2. Press the
[
F/W
]
key, then press the
[
0
( )
SET
]
key to enter the
Set mode.
3. Rotate the DIAL knob to select Set Mode Item 28: NM WRT.
4. Press the
[
F/W
]
key momentarily to display the previously stored
label (if any).
5. Press the
[
F/W
]
key again to clear any previous label.
6. Rotate the DIAL knob to select the first digit of the desired la-
bel.
7. Press the
[
F/W
]
key to move to the next character.
8. If you make a mistake, press the
[

(
MHz
)]
key to back-space the cursor, then re-enter
the correct letter, number, or symbol.
9. Repeat steps 5 through 7 to program the remaining letters, numbers, or symbols of the
desired label. A total of six characters may be used in the creation of a label.
10. When you have programmed a label which is under 6 characters, press and hold in the
[
F/W
]
key for one second to confirm the label (if the label is
exactly 6 characters in length, you do not need to press and hold
in
[
F/W
]
).
11. When you have completed the creation of the label, press the PTT key to save the
label and exit.
To display the alpha-numeric “Tag” (label):
1. Set the FT-60R to the “MR” (Memory Recall) mode, and recall
the memory channel on which you wish to display its label.
2. Press the
[
F/W
]
key, then press the
[
0
( )
SET
]
key to enter the
Set mode.
3. Rotate the DIAL knob to select the Set Mode Item labeled 27:
NAME.
4. Press the
[
F/W
]
key momentarily to enable adjustment of this
Item’s setting.
5. Rotate the DIAL knob to set this Set Mode Item to “ALPHA”
(thus enabling the alpha-numeric display).
6. Press the PTT key to save the new setting and activate the al-
pha-numeric Tag.
MEMORY MODE
FT-60R OPERATING MANUAL 31
MEMORY MODE
To disable the alpha-numeric Tag (enabling the frequency display), just repeat the above
procedure, rotating the DIAL knob to select “FREQ” in step 5 above.
You may set up some memory channels to have their frequencies displayed,
while others may be set to have their Name Tag displayed; the selection within
Set Mode Item 27 is not applied to all memory channels at once (just the
channel on which you currently are operating).
MEMORY OFFSET TUNING
Once you have recalled a particular memory channel, you may easily tune off that channel,
as though you were in the “VFO” mode.
1. With the FT-60R in the “MR” (Memory Recall) mode, select
the desired memory channel.
2. Press the
[
BAND
(
BAND DN
)]
key momentarily to activate the
“Memory Tuning” feature. The Memory Channel number will
be replaced by “tun.” And if you have an alpha-numeric Tag
displayed on the memory channel, the display will automati-
cally revert to display of the operating frequency, so you can
navigate without having to enter the Menu to change the display
configuration.
3. Rotate the DIAL knob, as desired, to tune to a new frequency.
The synthesizer steps selected for VFO operation on the current
band will be the steps used during Memory Tuning.
4. If you wish to return to the original memory frequency, just press the
[
BAND
(
BAND
DN
)]
key momentarily. The display will revert to display of the alpha-numeric Tag (if
any) that may have originally appeared on the LCD.
5. If you wish to store a new frequency set during Memory Tuning, just press and hold in
the
[
F/W
]
key for one second, per normal memory storage procedure. The micropro-
cessor will automatically set itself to the next-available clear memory location, and
you then press
[
F/W
]
again to lock in the new frequency.
1) If you want to replace the original memory contents with those of the new
frequency, be sure to rotate the DIAL knob to the original memory channel
number!
2) Any required CTCSS/DCS changes, or repeater offset modifications, must be done
before storing the data into the new (or original) memory channel location.
LABELING MEMORIES
FT-60R OPERATING MANUAL 32
DELETING MEMORIES
You may desire to delete the memories (except the Memory Channel “1” and Home Chan-
nel). The procedure for deleting a channel is quite simple.
1. Press the
[
V/M
(
PRI
)]
key, if needed, to enter the MR mode.
2. Press and hold in the
[
F/W
]
key for one second, then rotate the DIAL knob to select
the memory channel to be “deleted.”
3. Press the
[
HM/RV
]
key momentarily. The display will revert to memory channel #1.
The previously-selected memory will be deleted.
Important Notice! Once deleted, the channel data cannot be recovered!
MOVING MEMORY DATA TO THE VFO
Data stored on memory channels can easily be moved to the VFO, if you like.
1. Select the memory channel containing the frequency data to be moved to the VFO.
2. Press the
[
BAND
(
BAND DN
)]
key momentarily to activate the “Memory Tune” fea-
ture temporarily, then press and hold in the
[
BAND
(
BAND DN
)]
key for one second.
The data will now have been copied to the VFO, although the original memory con-
tents will remain intact on the previously-stored channel.
If a Split Frequency Memory channel was transferred, the TX frequency will
be ignored (you will be set up for Simplex operation on the Receive frequency).
MEMORY MODE
FT-60R OPERATING MANUAL 33
MEMORY MODE
MEMORY BANK OPERATION
The large number of memories available in the FT-60R could be difficult to utilize without
some means of organizing them. Fortunately, the FT-60R includes provision for dividing
the memories into as many as ten Memory Groups, so you can categorize the memories in
a manner convenient to you. You may enter and exit the “Memory Group” mode by a
single press of the
[
BAND
(
BAND DN
)]
key, as we shall see below.
Assigning Memories to a Memory Bank
1. Recall the memory channel to be assigned to a Memory Bank.
2. Press and hold in the
[
BAND
(
BAND DN
)]
key for one second,
then rotate the DIAL knob to select the Memory Bank number
you want as the Memory Bank for this channel (“BANK 1” ~
“BANK10”).
3. Press and hold in the
[
F/W
]
key for one second to copy the memory
channel data into the Memory Bank.
1) You may assi gn one
memory channel into several
Memory Banks.
2) The PMS memory channels (L1/U1
through L50/U50) may not be assigned
to a Memory Bank.
Memory Bank Recall
1. Press the
[
V/M
(
PRI
)]
key, if needed, to enter the Memory mode.
2. Press and hold in the
[
BAND
(
BAND DN
)]
key, then rotate the
DIAL knob to select the desired Memory Bank (“BANK 1”
through “BANK10”).
3. Press the
[
V/M
(
PRI
)]
key momentarily; now, as you rotate the
DIAL knob to select memories, you will observe that you can
only select memory channels in the current memory bank. The
“ ” indication will appear at the left side of the frequency
display while operating within a Memory Bank.
4. To change to another Memory Bank, press and hold in the
[
BAND
(
BAND DN
)]
key,
rotate the DIAL knob to select the new Memory Bank, then press the
[
V/M
(
PRI
)]
key
momentarily.
5. To exit from Memory Bank operation, select “NOBANK” in step 4 above. You are
now in the “standard” Memory Recall mode, without utilization
of the Memory Banks. The memories stored in the various Banks
will remain in those banks, however; you do not need to store
them again.
Memory Channel
CH 000 145.000 MHz
CH 001 145.500 MHz
CH 002 435.000 MHz
CH 003 435.500 MHz
CH 004 145.800 MHz
CH 005 436.000 MHz
CH 006 128.800 MHz
CH 997 145.620 MHz
CH 998 436.780 MHz
CH 999 128.600 MHz
Memory Bank “5”
Air Band Channels
Memory Bank “4”
Club Channels
Memory Bank “3”
All Amateur Band Channels
Memory Bank “1”
144 MHz Amateur Band Channels
Memory Bank “2”
430 MHz Amateur Band Channels
FT-60R OPERATING MANUAL 34
MEMORY ONLY MODE
Once memory channel programming has been completed, you may place the radio in a
“Memory Only” mode, whereby VFO operation is impossible. This may be particularly
useful during public-service events, where a number of operators may be using the radio
for first time, and ultimate simplicity of channel selection is desired.
To place the radio into the Memory Only mode:
1. Turn the radio off.
2. Press and hold in the MONI switch (just below the PTT switch)
while turning the radio on.
3. Rotate the DIAL knob to select the “F5 M-ONLY” option, then
press the
[
F/W
]
key.
To return to normal operation, repeat the above power-on proce-
dure.
WEATHER BROADCAST CHANNELS
(
U. S. VERSION
)
The VHF Weather Broadcast Station Memory Channel Bank has been pre-programmed at
the factory, for quick selection of NOAA weather information stations.
1. Press and hold in the
[
1
(
SQ TYP
)]
key for one second to recall
the Weather Broadcast Memory Bank.
2. Rotate the DIAL knob to select the desired Weather Broadcast
channel.
3. If you wish to scan this bank to search for louder stations, just press the PTT switch.
When the scanner pauses on a station, press the
PTT key once to halt the scan, or press it twice
to restart the scan.
4. To exit to normal operation, press the
[
V/M
(
PRI
)]
key, or press and hold in the
[
1
(
SQ TYP
)]
key
again.
Severe Weather Alert
In the event of extreme weather disturbances, such as severe thunderstorms and hurri-
canes, the NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration) sends a weather
alert accompanied by a 1050 Hz tone and subsequent weather report on one of the NOAA
weather channels. See page 39 for details regarding activation of this mode.
MEMORY MODE
CH
01
02
03
04
05
CH
06
07
08
09
10
FREQUENCY
162.550 MHz
165.400 MHz
162.475 MHz
162.425 MHz
162.450 MHz
FREQUENCY
162.500 MHz
165.525 MHz
161.650 MHz
161.775 MHz
163.275 MHz
FT-60R OPERATING MANUAL 35
The FT-60R allows you to scan just the memory channels, the entire operating band, or a
portion of that band. It will halt on signals encountered, so you can talk to the station(s) on
that frequency, if you like.
Scanning operation is basically the same in each of the above modes. Before you begin,
take a moment to select the way in which you would like the scanner to resume scanning
after it halts on a signal.
Setting the Scan-Resume Technique
Three options for the Scan-Resume mode are available:
BUSY: In this mode, the scanner will halt on a signal it encounters. Two seconds after the
carrier has dropped because the other station(s) ceased transmission, the scanner
will resume. In the case of constant-carrier signals like Weather Station broadcasts,
the scanner will likely remain on this frequency indefinitely.
HOLD: In this mode, the scanner will halt on a signal it encounters. It will not restart
automatically; you must manually re-initiate scanning if you wish to resume.
TIME: In this mode, the scanner will halt on a signal it encounters, and will hold there for
five seconds. If you do not take action to disable the scanner within that time pe-
riod, the scanner will resume even if the stations are still active.
To set the Scan-Resume mode:
1. Press the
[
F/W
]
key, then press the
[
0
( )
SET
]
key to enter the Set mode.
2. Rotate the DIAL knob to select Set Mode Item 35: RESUME.
3. Press the
[
F/W
]
key momentarily to enable adjustment of this
Set Mode Item.
4. Rotate the DIAL knob to select the desired scan-resume mode.
5. When you have made your selection, press the PTT key to save
the new setting and exit to normal operation.
The default condition for this Set Mode Item is “BUSY.”
VFO SCANNING
The FT-60R provides two VFO scanning functions: “Manual VFO Scanning” and “Pro-
grammed VFO Scanning.”
Manual VFO Scan
1. Select the VFO mode by pressing the
[
V/M
(
PRI
)]
key, if necessary.
2. Press and hold in either the
[

(
MHz
)]
or
[

(
MHz
)]
key for one second to initiate
upward or downward scanning, respectively.
3. If and when the scanner encounters a signal strong enough to open the squelch, the
scanner will halt temporarily; the decimal point of the frequency display will blink
during this “Pause” condition.
SCANNING
FT-60R OPERATING MANUAL 36
4. The scanner will then resume according to the Scan-Resume mode selected in the
previous section.
5. To cancel scanning, press the PTT switch or
[
V/M
(
PRI
)]
key.
Programmed VFO Scan
1. Select the VFO mode by pressing the
[
V/M
(
PRI
)]
key, if necessary.
2. Press and hold in the
[
BAND
(
BAND DN
)]
key for one second, then rotate the DIAL
knob to select the bandwidth for the Programmed VFO scanner.
Available selections are ±1 MHz, ±2 MHz, ±5 MHz, ALL, PMS-
X, and BAND.
ALL: The scanner will sweep all frequencies.
PMS-X: The scanner will sweep frequencies within the currently-selected PMS fre-
quency pair. See page 40 for details.
BAND: The scanner will sweep frequencies only on the current band.
3. Press the
[
BAND
(
BAND DN
)]
key momentarily to save the new setting and exit to
normal operation.
4. Press and hold in the
[
V/M
(
PRI
)]
key for one second to start scanning.
5. If and when the scanner encounters a signal strong enough to
open the squelch, the scanner will halt temporarily; the decimal
point of the frequency display will blink during this “Pause”
condition.
6. The scanner will then resume according to the Scan-Resume mode selected in the
previous section.
7. To cancel scanning, press the PTT switch or
[
V/M
(
PRI
)]
key.
1) When you start the Programmed VFO Scanner, the FT-60R will be chang-
ing frequency in the upward direction. If you want to change direction of the
scan while it is underway, rotate the DIAL knob one click in the opposite
direction (in this case, one click counter-clockwise). You’ll see the scanner turn around
and change frequency downward!
2) You may change the scanner’s method of operation so that the VFO frequency will
jump to the low band edge of the next band when the VFO frequency reaches the high
edge of the current band (or vice versa). See page 78 regarding Set Mode Item 54: VFO
.BND.
SCANNING
VFO SCANNING
FT-60R OPERATING MANUAL 37
SCANNING
MEMORY SCANNING
Memory scanning is similarly easy to initiate:
1. Select the Memory mode by pressing the
[
V/M
(
PRI
)]
key, if necessary.
2. Press and hold in either the
[

(
MHz
)]
or
[

(
MHz
)]
key for one second to initiate
upward or downward scanning, respectively.
3. If and when the scanner encounters a signal strong enough to open the squelch, the
scanner will halt temporarily; the decimal point of the frequency display will blink
during this “Pause” condition.
4. The scanner will then resume according to the Scan-Resume mode selected in the
previous section.
5. To cancel scanning, press the PTT switch or
[
V/M
(
PRI
)]
key.
How to Skip (Omit) a Channel during Memory Scan Operation
As mentioned previously, some continuous-carrier stations like a Weather Broadcast sta-
tion will seriously impede scanner operation if you are using the “Carrier Drop” Scan-
Resume mode, as the incoming signal will not pause long enough for the transceiver to
resume scanning. Such channels may be “Skipped” during scanning, if you like:
1. Recall the Memory Channel to be skipped during scanning.
2. Press the
[
F/W
]
key, then press the
[
0
( )
SET
]
key to enter the Set mode.
3. Rotate the DIAL knob to select Set Mode Item 46: SKIP.
4. Press the
[
F/W
]
key momentarily to enable adjustment of this
Set Mode Item.
5. Rotate the DIAL knob so as to select “SKIP.” The current Memory
Channel will now be ignored during scanning. The “ONLY” se-
lection is used for “Preferential Memory Scan,” described in the
next section.
6. When you have made your selection, press the PTT key to save the setting and exit to
normal operation.
When you recall the “skipped” memory channel manually, a small
“” icon will appear at the left of the memory channel number, indi-
cating it is to be ignored during scanning.
To re-institute a channel into the scanning loop, select “OFF” in step 5 above (the “Skipped”
channel will, of course, still be accessible via manual channel selection methods using the
DIAL knob in the MR mode, whether or not it is locked out of the scanning loop).
In the factory default configuration, you may recall Set Mode Item 46: SKIP
by pressing
[
F/W
]

[
8
(
P2
)]
.
FT-60R OPERATING MANUAL 38
Preferential Memory Scan
The FT-60R also allows you to set up a “Preferential Scan List” of channels which you can
“flag” within the memory system. These channels are designated by a blinking “” icon
when you have selected them, one by one, for the Preferential Scan List.
When you initiate memory scanning, beginning on a channel with the blinking “” icon
appended, only those channels bearing the blinking “” icon will be scanned. If you ini-
tiate scanning on a channel which does not have the blinking “” icon appended, you will
scan all channels including those with the blinking “” icon appended.
Here is the procedure for setting up and using the Preferential Scan List:
1. Recall the Memory Channel which you wish to add to the Preferential Scan List.
2. Press the
[
F/W
]
key, then press the
[
0
( )
SET
]
key to enter the Set mode.
3. Rotate the DIAL knob to select Set Mode Item 46: SKIP.
4. Press the
[
F/W
]
key momentarily to enable adjustment of this
Set Mode Item.
5. Rotate the DIAL knob so as to select “ONLY.”
6. When you have made your selection, press the PTT key to save
the settings and exit to normal operation.
7. To remove a channel from the Preferential Scan List, just repeat the above procedure,
rotating the DIAL knob to select “OFF” in step 5 above.
In the factory default configuration, you may recall Set Mode Item 46: SKIP by press-
ing
[
F/W
]

[
8
(
P2
)]
.
To initiate Preferential Memory Scan:
1. Press the
[
F/W
]
key, then press the
[
0
( )
SET
]
key to enter the Set mode.
2. Rotate the DIAL knob to select Set Mode Item 43: SCN MD.
3. Press the
[
F/W
]
key momentarily to enable adjustment of this
Set Mode Item.
4. Rotate the DIAL knob so as to select “ONLY.”
5. Press the PTT key to save the settings and exit to normal opera-
tion.
6. Now, press and hold in either the
[

(
MHz
)]
or
[

(
MHz
)]
key for one second to
initiate the Preferential Memory Scan. Only the channels which have the blinking “”
icon appended to the channel number will be scanned.
7. To cancel the Preferential Memory Scan, just repeat the above procedure, rotating the
DIAL knob to select “MEM” in step 4 above
MEMORY SCANNING
SCANNING
FT-60R OPERATING MANUAL 39
Memory Bank Scan
When the Memory Bank feature is engaged, the scanner sweeps only memory channels in
the current Memory Bank. However, if the Memory Bank Link Scan feature is enabled,
you may sweep the memory channels in several Memory Banks which you have selected.
To enable the Memory Bank Link Scan feature:
1. Set the radio to the Memory mode by pressing the
[
V/M
(
PRI
)]
key, if necessary.
2. Press and hold in the
[
BAND
(
BAND DN
)]
key for one second, then rotate the DIAL
knob to select the first Memory Bank (“BANK 1” ~ “BANK10”) you wish to sweep
using Memory Bank Link Scan.
3. Press the
[
F/W
]
key momentarily. The current Memory Bank will now be swept dur-
ing Memory Bank Scan. A “decimal point” will be appended
between the “N” and “K” of the Memory Bank number indica-
tion (such as BAN.K 2).
4. Repeat steps 2 and 3 above, to append the “decimal point” to any other Memory Banks
you wish to sweep.
5. Now, press and hold in the
[
V/M
(
PRI
)]
key for one second to
initiate the Memory Bank Link Scan.
6. To remove a Memory Bank from the Memory Bank Link Scan, repeat steps 2 and 3
above, to delete the “decimal point” from the Memory Bank number indication.
WEATHER ALERT SCAN
This feature allows you to check the Weather Broadcast Memory Channels for the pres-
ence of the NOAA Alert Tone while operating using VFO scan or Memory channel scan.
When the Weather Alert Scan feature is engaged, the FT-60R will check the Weather
Broadcast Memory Channels for activity every five seconds while scanning. If you watch
the display carefully, you'll observe the scanner periodically shifting to the Weather Broad-
cast bank, scanning the Weather channels quickly in search of the Alert Tone, after which
regular scanning will resume for another five seconds.
To enable the Weather Alert Scan feature:
1. Press the
[
F/W
]
key, then press the
[
0
( )
SET
]
key to enter the Set mode.
2. Rotate the DIAL knob to select Set Mode Item 56: WX ALT.
3. Press the
[
F/W
]
key momentarily to enable adjustment of this
Set Mode Item.
4. Rotate the DIAL knob so as to select “ALT. ON.”
5. When you have made your selection, press the PTT key to save
the setting and exit to normal operation.
6. To disable the Weather Alert Scan feature, select “ALT.OFF” in step 4 above.
SCANNING
MEMORY SCANNING
FT-60R OPERATING MANUAL 40
1) When the Weather Alert Scan feature is engaged, the Scan-Resume mode
is fixed to “TIME.”
2) If you are just scanning the Weather Broadcast Channels, the FT-60R's
receiver will remain muted indefinitely unless the Alert Tone is received. This yields a
long period of monitoring time, as no power will be consumed via audio output while
scanning for the Alert Tone is in progress.
PROGRAMMABLE
(
BAND LIMIT
)
MEMORY SCAN
(
PMS
)
This feature allows you to set sub-band limits for either scanning or manual VFO opera-
tion. For example, you might wish to set up a limit (in North America) of 144.300 MHz to
148.000 MHz so as to prevent encroachment into the SSB/CW “Weak Signal” portion of
the band below 144.300 MHz. Here’s how to do this:
1. Set the radio to the VFO mode by pressing the
[
V/M
(
PRI
)]
key, if necessary.
2. Using the techniques learned earlier, store (per the above concept) 144.300 MHz into
Memory Channel #L01 (the “L” designates the Lower sub-band limit).
3. Likewise, store 148.000 MHz into Memory Channel #U01 (the “U” designates the
Upper sub-band limit).
4. Confirm the radio is in the VFO mode, press and hold in the
[
BAND
(
BAND DN
)]
key
for one second, and rotate the DIAL knob to select the desired
PMS frequency pair (PMSxx), then press the
[
BAND
(
BAND
DN
)]
key.
5. Now, press and hold in the
[
V/M
(
PRI
)]
key for one second to initiate the Program-
mable (Band Limit) Memory Scan; the Memory Channel number will be replaced by
“Pxx.” Scanning and tuning will now be limited within the just-programmed range.
6. 50 pairs of Band Limit memories, labeled L01/U01 through L50/U50 are available.
You therefore can set upper and lower operation limits in multiple segments on a
number of bands, if you like.
SCANNING
WEATHER ALERT SCAN
FT-60R OPERATING MANUAL 41
“PRIORITY CHANNEL” SCANNING
(
DUAL WATCH
)
The FT-60R’s scanning features include a two-channel scanning capability which allows
you to operate on a VFO or Memory channel, while periodically checking a user-defined
Memory Channel for activity. If a station is received on the Memory Channel which is
strong enough to open the Squelch, the scanner will pause on that station in accordance
with the Scan-Resume mode set via Set Mode Item 35: RESUME. See page 35.
Here is the procedure for activating Priority Channel Dual Watch operation:
VFO Priority
1. Recall the memory channel you wish to use as the “Priority” frequency.
2. Now, set the radio to the VFO mode by pressing the
[
V/M
(
PRI
)]
key.
3. Press the
[
F/W
]
key, then press the
[
V/M
(
PRI
)]
key to activate the VFO Priority mode.
The display will remain on the VFO frequency, but every five
seconds the radio will check the Priority Channel (memory chan-
nel) for activity.
4. Press
[
F/W
]

[
V/M
(
PRI
)]
again to disable the VFO Priority mode.
Memory Channel Priority
1. Store the frequency you wish to be the “Priority” Channel into memory channel “1.”
2. Now, set the radio for operation on another memory channel.
3. Press the
[
F/W
]
key, then press the
[
V/M
(
PRI
)]
key to activate the Memory Priority
mode. The display will remain on the current memory channel
frequency, but every five seconds the radio will check the Prior-
ity Channel (memory channel “1”) for activity.
4. Press
[
F/W
]

[
V/M
(
PRI
)]
again to disable the Memory Priority mode.
When the Memory Bank feature is activated, the FT-60R will check the lowest memory
channel in the current Memory Bank as the priority channel.
HOME Channel Priority
1. Recall the memory channel you wish to use as the “Priority” frequency.
2. Now set the radio for operation on a HOME channel by pressing the
[
F/W
]
key fol-
lowed by
[
HM/RV
]
.
3. Press the
[
F/W
]
key, then press the
[
V/M
(
PRI
)]
key to activate
the HOME Priority mode. The display will remain on the HOME
channel frequency, but every five seconds the radio will check
the Priority Channel (memory channel) for activity.
4. Press
[
F/W
]

[
V/M
(
PRI
)]
again to disable the HOME Priority mode.
SCANNING
FT-60R OPERATING MANUAL 42
WX Channel Priority
1. Recall the memory channel you wish to use as the “Priority” frequency.
2. Now, set the radio for operation on a WX channel by pressing and holding in the
[
1
(
SQ TYP
)]
key for one second.
3. Press the
[
F/W
]
key, then press the
[
V/M
(
PRI
)]
key to activate the WX Priority mode.
The display will remain on the WX channel frequency, but ev-
ery five seconds the radio will check the Priority Channel
(memory channel) for activity.
4. Press
[
F/W
]

[
V/M
(
PRI
)]
again to disable the WX Priority mode.
SCANNING
“PRIORITY CHANNEL” SCANNING
(
DUAL WATCH
)
Priority Revert Mode
During Priority channel operation (Dual Watch), a special feature is available which
will allow you to move to the Priority channel instantly, without waiting for activity
to appear on the Priority channel.
When this feature is enabled, and Priority monitoring is engaged, just press the
PTT switch; operation will instantly revert to the Priority channel.
To enable the Priority Revert operation:
1. Press the
[
F/W
]
key, then press the
[
0
( )
SET
]
key to enter the Set mode.
2. Rotate the DIAL knob to select Set Mode Item 39:
PRI.RVT.
3. Press the
[
F/W
]
key momentarily to enable adjustment
of this Set Mode Item.
4. Rotate the DIAL knob to set this Set Mode Item to “RVT.
ON.”
5. When you have made your selection, press the PTT key to save the setting and
exit to normal operation.
6. To disable the Priority Revert operation, just repeat the above procedure, ro-
tating the DIAL knob to select “RVT.OFF” in step 4 above.
FT-60R OPERATING MANUAL 43
AUTOMATIC LAMP ILLUMINATION ON SCAN STOP
The FT-60R will automatically illuminate the LCD/Keypad Lamp whenever the scanner
stops on a signal; this allows you to see the frequency of the incoming signal better at night.
Note that this will, of course, increase the battery consumption, so be sure to switch it off
during the day (the default condition for this feature is “ON”).
The procedure for disabling the Scan Lamp is:
1. Press the
[
F/W
]
key, then press the
[
0
( )
SET
]
key to enter the Set mode.
2. Rotate the DIAL knob to select Set Mode Item 44: SCN.LMP.
3. Press the
[
F/W
]
key momentarily to enable adjustment of this
Set Mode Item.
4. Rotate the DIAL knob to set this Set Mode Item to “OFF.”
5. When you have made your selection, press the PTT key to save
the setting and exit to normal operation.
BAND EDGE BEEPER
The FT-60R will automatically “beep” when a band edge is encountered during scanning
(either in standard VFO scanning or during PMS operation). You may also enable this
feature (band edge beeper) to operate when the frequency reaches the band edge while
tuning using the DIAL knob.
The procedure for enabling the Band-Edge Beeper is:
1. Press the
[
F/W
]
key, then press the
[
0
( )
SET
]
key to enter the
Set mode.
2. Rotate the DIAL knob to select Set Mode Item 19: EDG.BEP.
3. Press the
[
F/W
]
key momentarily to enable adjustment of this
Set Mode Item.
4. Rotate the DIAL knob to set this Set Mode Item to “BEP. ON.”
5. When you have made your selection, press the PTT key to save the setting and exit to
normal operation.
SCANNING
FT-60R OPERATING MANUAL 44
The FT-60R includes an Enhanced CTCSS tone encoder/decoder and a dedicated micro-
processor providing paging and selective calling feature. This allows you to place a call to
a specific station (Paging), and to receive calls of your choice directed only to you (Code
Squelch).
The paging and code squelch systems use two pairs of (alternately switched) CTCSS tones
which are stored in the pager memories. Basically, your receiver remains silent until it
receives the CTCSS tone pair that matches those stored in the Receiving Pager Memory.
The squelch then opens so the caller is heard, and the paging ringer immediately sounds, if
activated. When you close the PTT switch to transmit, the CTCSS tone pair which is
stored in the Transmitting Pager Memory will be transmitted automatically.
On the paged radio, the squelch will close automatically after the incoming page ends.
Meanwhile, on the paging radio, the Enhanced Paging and Code Squelch system will be
disabled after the PTT switch is released after the paging transmission. You may re-acti-
vate the Enhanced Paging and Code Squelch system again using Set Mode Item 29: PAGER,
if desired.
Storing the CTCSS Tone Pairs for EPCS Operation
1. Press the
[
F/W
]
key, then press the
[
0
( )
SET
]
key to enter the Set mode.
2. Rotate the DIAL knob to select Set Mode Item 31: PAG.CDR
for the Receiving CTCSS Tone Pair or Set Mode Item 32:
PAG.CDT for the Transmitting CTCSS Tone Pair.
3. Press the
[
F/W
]
key momentarily to enable adjustment of this
Set Mode Item.
4. Rotate the DIAL knob to set the CTCSS Tone number which
corresponds tothe first tone of the CTCSS Tone Pair.
5. Press the
[

(
MHz
)]
or
[

(
MHz
)]
key, then rotate the DIAL
knob to set the CTCSS Tone number which corresponds to the
second tone of the CTCSS Tone Pair.
6. Press the PTT switch to save the new setting and exit to normal
operation.
The FT- 60R
does not recog-
nize the order of
the 1st tone and the 2nd
tone. In other words, for
example, the FT-60R con-
siders both CTCSS pairs
“10, 35” and “35, 10” to
be identical.
EPCS
(
ENHANCED PAGING & CODE SQUELCH
)
Hz
67.0
69.3
71.9
74.4
77.0
79.7
82.5
85.4
88.5
91.5
No.
01
02
03
04
05
06
07
08
09
10
Hz
94.8
97.4
100.0
103.5
107.2
110.9
114.8
118.8
123.0
127.3
No.
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
Hz
131.8
136.5
141.3
146.2
151.4
156.7
159.8
162.2
165.5
167.9
No.
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
Hz
171.3
173.8
177.3
179.9
183.5
186.2
189.9
192.8
196.6
199.5
No.
31
32
33
34
35
36
37
38
39
40
Hz
203.5
206.5
210.7
218.1
225.7
229.1
233.6
241.8
250.3
254.1
No.
41
42
43
44
45
46
47
48
49
50
CTCSS TONE NUMBER
FT-60R OPERATING MANUAL 45
Activating the Enhanced Paging & Code Squelch System
1. Press the
[
F/W
]
key, then press the
[
0
( )
SET
]
key to enter the Set mode.
2. Rotate the DIAL knob to select Set Mode Item 29: PAGER.
3. Press the
[
F/W
]
key momentarily to enable adjustment of this
Set Mode Item.
4. Rotate the DIAL knob to select PAG. ON.
5. Press the PTT switch to save the new setting and activate the
Enhanced Paging & Code Squelch.
6. To disable the Enhanced Paging & Code Squelch, just repeat the above procedure,
rotating the DIAL knob to select “PAG.OFF” in step 4 above.
1) In the factory default configuration, you may recall Set Mode Item 29:
PAGER by pressing
[
F/W
]

[
7
(
P1
)]
.
2) During Enhanced Paging & Code Squelch operation, you may set up the
FT-60R such that a ringing “bell” sound alerts you to the fact that a call is coming in, as
described previously. See page 25 for details.
Paging Answer Back
When you press the PTT switch to respond to a page call, the FT-60R transmits the same
CTCSS tone pair. This tone pair will open the Code Squelch of the calling station. If you
prefer, you can have the FT-60R respond to page calls automatically (“transpond”).
To enable this feature:
1. Press the
[
F/W
]
key, then press the
[
0
( )
SET
]
key to enter the Set mode.
2. Rotate the DIAL knob to select Set Mode Item 30: PAG.ABK.
3. Press the
[
F/W
]
key momentarily to enable adjustment of this
Set Mode Item.
4. Rotate the DIAL knob to select ABK. ON.
5. Press the PTT switch to save the new setting and exit to normal
operation.
The Paging Answer Back feature constitutes a form of “remote control” op-
eration that may be restricted to certain frequencies. U.S. users should con-
firm the current status of §97.201(b) of the FCC’s rules governing the Ama-
teur service before utilizing this feature on the 144 MHz band.
EPCS
(
ENHANCED PAGING & CODE SQUELCH
)
FT-60R OPERATING MANUAL 46
EMERGENCY CHANNEL OPERATION
The FT-60R includes an “Emergency” feature which may be useful if you have someone
monitoring on the same frequency as your transceiver’s UHF “Home” channel. See page
29 for details on setting the Home channel.
The “Emergency” feature is activated by pressing and holding in the
[
4
(
RPT
)]
key for one
second. When this is done, (A) the radio is placed on the UHF amateur band Home chan-
nel, (B) it emits a loud “Alarm” sound (the volume is controlled by the VOL knob), (C) it
flashes the LCD/keypad lamp, (D) if you press the PTT switch, you will disable the Emer-
gency feature temporarily; you can then transmit on the UHF Home channel, and (E) two
seconds after the PTT release, the Emergency feature will resume.
To disable the “Emergency” feature, press the
[
F/W
]
key momentarily or turn the radio off
by rotating the VOL knob fully counter-clockwise into the click-stop position.
Use this feature if you are out for a walk and want a quick way of alerting a family member
as to a dangerous situation. The alarm sound may discourage an attacker and allow you to
escape.
1) Be sure to arrange with a friend or family member to be monitoring on the
same frequency, as there will be no identification sent via the Emergency
alarm sound. And do not transmit the alarm tone except in a true emergency!
2) The “Emergency” feature may be changed to another function via Set Mode Item 19:
EMG S; see page 72 for details.
3) If you place the radio in the “VHF Only” mode (see page 62 for details), the radio will
transmit on the VHF Home channel when you press the PTT switch.
EMERGENCY AUTOMATIC ID
(
EAI
)
FEATURE
The Emergency Automatic ID (EAI) feature can be used for searching for persons who are
incapacitated in disasters like earthquakes, especially search-and-rescue personnel who
may have become injured in a debris field. In such cases, if another searcher sends out a
unique command (CTCSS tone pair), the radio of the incapacitated party, who may not be
able to speak or even press the PTT switch, will automatically cause the injured party’s
radio to transmit, so others may perform direction-finding and effect a rescue. The callsign
of the incapacitated person will also be transmitted, to assist the rescue team.
If an emergency group is working in a dangerous area, all members should engage the EAI
feature on their transceiver, so that others can provide assistance to a fallen team member,
if necessary.
The Emergency Automatic ID (EAI) Feature has two operating modes: (1) Interval mode
and (2) Continuous mode.
EMERGENCY FEATURE
FT-60R OPERATING MANUAL 47
In the Interval mode, when the FT-60R receives the CTCSS tone pair which is stored in
the Receiving Pager Code Memory (configured via Set Mode Item 31: PAG.CDR) on the
frequency which is stored in Memory Channel “000,” the radio will automatically trans-
mit a brief (0.5 second) beep tone every 2.5 seconds until the EAI timer expiration at the
power level stored in that memory channel; it is NOT necessary for the incapacitated per-
son to press the PTT switch. Furthermore, if your call sign is stored in the radio by Set
Mode Item 11: CW WRI, the radio will transmit your callsign on the air when this feature
is first engaged by the remote page, and every 10 minutes thereafter.
In the Continuous mode, when the FT-60R receives the CTCSS tone pair which is stored
in the Receiving Pager Code Memory (configured via Set Mode Item 31: PAG.CDR) on
the frequency which is stored in Memory Channel “000,” the radio will automatically
transmit continuously, until the EAI timer expiration, at the power level stored in that
memory channel; it is NOT necessary for the incapacitated person to press the PTT switch.
Furthermore, if your call sign is stored in the radio by Set Mode Item 11: CW WRI, the
radio will transmit your callsign on the air when this feature is first engaged by the remote
page, and every 10 minutes thereater.
The “callsign” ID can be changed to any desired sequence of characters, such as a name.
After sending the callsign or name, the radio will repeatedly transmit three tones for a user-
defined period of time (between 1 and 30 minutes). The callsign or name will be transmit-
ted every 10 minutes.
The Emergency Automatic ID (EAI) Feature requires that you (1) store the CTCSS Tone
Pair into the Receiving Pager Memory (see page 44 for procedure), and (2) store the desired
UHF coordination frequency into Memory Channel “000” (see page 28 for procedure).
To enable this feature:
1. Press the
[
F/W
]
key, then press the
[
0
( )
SET
]
key to enter the Set mode.
2. Rotate the DIAL knob to select Set Mode Item 18: EAI.
3. Press the
[
F/W
]
key momentarily to enable adjustment of this
Set Mode Item.
4. Rotate the DIAL knob to select the desired EAI mode (Interval
EAI or Continuous EAI) and its transmit time (1-10, 15, 20, 30,
40, and 50 minutes) or OFF.
5. Press the PTT switch to save the new setting and exit to normal operation.
6. To disable the Emergency Automatic ID feature, just repeat the above procedure, ro-
tating the DIAL knob to select “OFF” in step 4 above.
When the Emergency Automatic ID feature is activated, the “ ”
icon will blink in the LCD.
EMERGENCY FEATURE
EMERGENCY AUTOMATIC ID
(
EAI
)
FEATURE
FT-60R OPERATING MANUAL 48
The Smart Search feature allows you to load frequencies automatically according to where
activity is encountered by your radio. When Smart Search is engaged, the transceiver will
search above and below your current frequency, storing active frequencies as it goes (with-
out stopping on them even momentarily); these frequencies are stored into a special Smart
Search memory bank, consisting of 31 memories (15 above the current frequency, 15 be-
low the current frequency, plus the current frequency itself).
Two basic operating modes for Smart Search are available:
SINGLE: In this mode, the transceiver will sweep the current band once in each direction
starting on the current frequency. All channels where activity is present will be
loaded into the Smart Search memories; whether or not all 31 memories are
filled, the search will stop after one sweep in each direction.
CONT: In this mode, the transceiver will make one pass in each direction as with One-
Shot searching; if all 31 channels are not filled after the first sweep, however, the
radio will continue sweeping until they are all filled.
Setting the Smart Search Mode
1. Press the
[
F/W
]
key, then press the
[
0
( )
SET
]
key to enter the Set mode.
2. Rotate the DIAL knob to select Set Mode Item 42: S SRCH.
3. Press the
[
F/W
]
key momentarily to enable adjustment of this
Set Mode Item.
4. Rotate the DIAL knob to select the desired Smart Search mode
(see above).
5. When you have made your selection, press the PTT switch to
save the setting and exit to normal operation.
Storing Smart Search Memories
1. Set the radio to the VFO mode. Be sure that you have the Squelch adjusted properly
(so that band noise is quieted).
2. Press and hold in the
[
3
(
TX PO
)]
key for one second to begin the Smart Search scan-
ning.
3. As active channels are detected, you will observe the number of “loaded” channels
increasing in the regular memory channel window.
4. Depending on the mode you set for Smart Search operation
(“SINGLE” or “CONT”), the Smart Search scan will eventually
terminate, and the LCD will revert to Smart Search Memory Channel “C.”
5. To recall the Smart Search memories, rotate the DIAL knob to choose from among the
frequencies stored by Smart Search.
6. To return to normal operation, press the
[
V/M
(
PRI
)]
key.
Smart Search is a great tool when visiting a city for the first time. You don’t
need to spend hours looking up repeater frequencies from a reference guide-
book. . .just ask your FT-60R where the action is!
SMART SEARCH OPERATION
FT-60R OPERATING MANUAL 49
The FT-60R can be used to access a “node” (repeater or base station) which is tied into the
Vertex Standard WIRES™ (Wide-Coverage Internet Repeater Enhancement System) net-
work, operating in the “SRG” (Sister Radio Group) mode. Details may be found at the
WIRES-II Web site: http://www.vxstd.com/en/wiresinfo-en/. This feature may also be used
to access other systems, as described below.
1. Press the
[
0
( )
SET
]
key momentarily to activate the Internet
Connection feature. The “ ” icon will appear in the upper right
corner of the display.
2. Press and hold in the
[
0
( )
SET
]
key for one second, then rotate the DIAL knob to
select the access number (ICOD “0” ~ “9,” “A,” “B,” “C,” “D,” “E (),” “F (#),”)
corresponding to the WIRES™ node to which you wish to establish an Internet link
(ask the node or repeater owner/operator if you don’t know the
access number in the network). Now press the PTT switch to
exit from the selection mode.
3. With the Internet Connection feature activated (as in step 1 above), the FT-60R will
generate a brief (0.1 second) DTMF tone according to your selection in step 2. This
DTMF tone is sent at the beginning of every transmission to establish or maintain the
link to the local WIRES™ node operating in the SRG mode.
4. To disable the Internet Connection feature, press the
[
0
( )
SET
]
key momentarily
(the “ ” icon will disappear from the display).
If other users report that you always have a DTMF “beep” at the beginning
of each transmission, and you are not operating in conjunction with Internet
access, disable this function via step (4) above.
You may access other Internet Link Systems (including WIRES™ in the “FRG” mode)
that use a DTMF string for access.
1. Load the DTMF tones which you wish to use for Internet-link access into a DTMF
Autodial memory register. For purposes of this example, we will use “#123” as the
access code.
A. Press the
[
F/W
]
key, then press the
[
0
( )
SET
]
key to enter the Set mode.
B. Rotate the DIAL knob to select Set Mode Item 17: DT WRT.
C. Press the
[
F/W
]
key to enable adjustment of this Set Mode
Item.
D. Rotate the DIAL knob to select the DTMF Memory register
into which you wish to store the access code.
E. Press the
[
F/W
]
key momentarily. The first digit will blink.
F. Rotate the DIAL knob to select “F” (representing DTMF
“#”: the first digit of the DTMF string).
G. Press the
[
F/W
]
key momentarily to accept the first digit
and move to the second digit of the DTMF string.
INTERNET CONNECTION FEATURE
FT-60R OPERATING MANUAL 50
H. Repeat the previous steps until you have completed the ac-
cess code (“#123”).
I. Press and hold in the
[
F/W
]
key for one second to save the
setting.
2. Press the PTT switch to save the setting and exit to normal operation.
3. Press the
[
F/W
]
key, then press the
[
0
( )
SET
]
key to enter the Set mode again.
4. Rotate the DIAL knob to select Set Mode Item 21: I NET.
5. Press the
[
F/W
]
key to enable adjustment of this Set Mode Item.
6. Rotate the DIAL knob to set this Set Mode Item to “INT.MEM”
(thus activating the “Other Internet Link System” mode).
7. Press the PTT switch to save the new settings.
8. Press the
[
0
( )
SET
]
key momentarily to activate the Internet
Connection feature. The “ ” icon will appear in the upper right
corner of the display.
9 Press and hold in the
[
0
( )
SET
]
key for one second, rotate the
DIAL knob to select the DTMF access number (“IMEM 1” ~ “IMEM 9”) correspond-
ing to the Internet link repeater to which you wish to establish
an Internet link, then press the PTT switch momentarily to lock
in the selected access number.
10. Once the Internet Connection feature is activated per step 8
above, you may now press the
[
0
( )
SET
]
key, while you are
transmitting, to send out the selected DTMF string (to establish
the link to the desired Internet-link mode).
11. To return to the WIRES™ mode, repeat steps 3 - 6 above, selecting “INT.COD” in step
6.
INTERNET CONNECTION FEATURE
FT-60R OPERATING MANUAL 51
The ARTS™ feature uses DCS signaling to inform both parties when you and another
ARTS™-equipped station are within communications range. This may be particularly use-
ful during Search-and Rescue situations, where is important to stay in contact with other
members of your group.
Both stations must set up their DCS codes to the same code number, then activate their
ARTS™ feature using the command appropriate for their radio. Alert ringers may be acti-
vated, if desired.
Whenever you push the PTT, or every 25 (or 15) seconds after ARTS™ is activated, your
radio will transmit a signal which includes a (subaudible) DCS signal for about 1 second. If the
other radio is in range, the beeper will sound (if enabled) and the display will show “IN.RNG”
as opposed to the out of range display “OUT.RNG” in which ARTS™ operation begins.
Whether you talk or not, the polling every 15 or 25 seconds will
continue until you de-activate ARTS™. Every 10 minutes, more-
over, you can have your radio transmit your callsign via CW, so as to
comply with identification requirements. When ARTS™ is de-acti-
vated, DCS will also be deactivated (if you were not using it previ-
ously in non-ARTS™ operation).
If you move out of range for more than one minute (four pollings), your radio will sense
that no signal has been received, three beeps will sound, and the display will revert to
“OUT.RNG.” If you move back into range, your radio will again beep, and the display will
change back to the “IN.RNG” indication.
During ARTS™ operation, your operating frequency will continue to be displayed, but no
changes may be made to it or other settings; you must terminate ARTS™ in order to re-
sume normal operation. This is a safety feature designed to prevent accidental loss of
contact due to channel change, etc.
Basic ARTS

Setup and Operation
1. Set your radio and the other radio(s) to the same DCS code number, per the discussion
on page 23.
2. Press and hold in the
[
2
(
CODE
)]
key for one second. You will
observe the “OUT.RNG” display on the LCD below the operat-
ing frequency. ARTS™ operation has now commenced.
3. Every 25 seconds, your radio will transmit a “polling” call to the other station. When
that station responds with its own ARTS™ polling signal, the
display will change to “IN.RNG” to confirm that the other station’s
polling code was received in response to yours.
4. Press the
[
F/W
]
key momentarily to exit ARTS™ operation and resume normal func-
tioning of the transceiver.
ARTS™
(
AUTOMATIC RANGE TRANSPONDER SYSTEM
)
FT-60R OPERATING MANUAL 52
ARTS™ constitutes a form of “remote control” operation that may be re-
stricted to certain frequencies. U.S. users should confirm the current status
of §97.201(b) of the FCC’s rules governing the Amateur service before utiliz-
ing this feature on the 144 MHz band.
ARTS™ Polling Time Options
The ARTS™ feature may be programmed to poll every 25 seconds (default value) or 15
seconds. The default value provides maximum battery conservation, because the polling
signal is sent out less frequently. To change the polling interval:
1. Press the
[
F/W
]
key, then press the
[
0
( )
SET
]
key to enter the Set mode.
2. Rotate the DIAL knob to select Set Mode Item 3: AR INT.
3. Press the
[
F/W
]
key momentarily to enable adjustment of this
Set Mode Item.
4. Rotate the DIAL knob to select the desired polling interval (15
or 25 seconds).
5. When you have made your selection, press the PTT switch to
save the new setting and exit to normal operation.
ARTS™ Alert Beep Options
The ARTS™ feature allows two kinds of alert beeps (with the additional option of turning
them off), so as to alert you to the current status of ARTS™ operation. Depending on your
location and the potential annoyance associated with frequent beeps, you may choose the
Beep mode which best suits your needs. The choices are:
INRANG: The beeps are issued only when the radio first confirms that you are within
range, but does not re-confirm with beeps thereafter.
ALWAYS: Every time a polling transmission is received from the other station, the alert
beeps will be heard.
OFF: No alert beeps will be heard; you must look at the display to confirm current
ARTS™ status.
To set the ARTS™ Beep mode, use the following procedure:
1. Press the
[
F/W
]
key, then press the
[
0
( )
SET
]
key to enter the Set mode.
2. Rotate the DIAL knob to select Set Mode Item 2: AR BEP.
3. Press the
[
F/W
]
key momentarily to enable adjustment of this
Set Mode Item.
4. Rotate the DIAL knob to select the desired ARTS™ Beep mode
(see above).
5. When you have made your selection, press the PTT switch to
save the new setting and exit to normal operation.
ARTS™ (AUTOMATIC RANGE TRANSPONDER SYSTEM)
FT-60R OPERATING MANUAL 53
CW Identifier Setup
The ARTS™ feature includes a CW identifier, as discussed previously. Every ten minutes
during ARTS™ operation, the radio can be instructed to send “DE (your callsign) K” if
this feature is enabled. The callsign field may contain up to 6 characters.
Here’s how to program the CW Identifier:
1. Press the
[
F/W
]
key, then press the
[
0
( )
SET
]
key to enter the Set mode.
2. Rotate the DIAL knob to select Set Mode Item 11: CW WRT.
3. Press the
[
F/W
]
key momentarily to display any previously-stored
callsign.
4. Press the
[
F/W
]
key again to clear any previous callsign.
5. Rotate the DIAL knob to select the first letter/number of your
callsign, then press the
[
F/W
]
key momentarily to save the first
letter/number and move on to the next character.
6. Repeat the previous step, as many times as necessary, to com-
plete your callsign. If you make a mistake, press the
[

(
MHz
)]
key to move back to the previous letter/number’s slot, then re-
select the correct letter/number.
7. When you have finished entering your entire callsign and it con-
tains less than 6 characters, press and hold in the
[
F/W
]
key for one second to confirm
the callsign. (if you callsign has exactly 6 characters, you do not need to press and hold
in
[
F/W
]
in this step).
8. Press the PTT switch to save the settings and exit to normal operation.
9. Press the
[
F/W
]
key, then press the
[
0
( )
SET
]
key to enter the Set mode again.
10. Rotate the DIAL knob to select Set Mode Item 10: CWID.
11. Press the
[
F/W
]
key momentarily to enable adjustment of this
Set Mode Item.
12. Rotate the DIAL knob to set this Item to “TX ON” (to enable the
CW ID function).
13. Press the PTT switch to save the settings and exit to normal
operation.
You may check your work by monitoring the entered callsign. To do this,
repeat steps 1- 7 above, then press the MONI switch.
ARTS™
(
AUTOMATIC RANGE TRANSPONDER SYSTEM
)
FT-60R OPERATING MANUAL 54
The FT-60R’s 16-button keypad allows easy DTMF dialing for Autopatch, repeater con-
trol, or Internet-link access purposes. Besides numerical digits
[
0
]
through
[
9
]
, the keypad
includes the
[

]
and
[
#
]
digits, plus the
[
A
]
,
[
B
]
,
[
C
]
, and
[
D
]
tones often used for repeater
control.
Manual DTMF Tone Generation
You can generate DTMF tones during transmission manually.
1. Press the
[
F/W
]
key, then press the
[
9
(
DTMF
)]
key to disable
the DTMF Autodialer, if necessary. The “CODE” indication will
appear in the display for a moment.
2. Press the PTT switch to begin transmission.
3. While transmitting, press the desired numbers on the keypad.
4. When you have sent all the digits desired, release the PTT switch.
DTMF Autodialer
Nine DTMF Autodial memories are provided, allowing you to store telephone numbers for
autopatch use. You can also store short autopatch or Internet-link access code streams so as
to avoid having to send them manually.
Here is the DTMF Autodial storage procedure:
1. Press the
[
F/W
]
key, then press the
[
0
( )
SET
]
key to enter the Set mode.
2. Rotate the DIAL knob to select Set Mode Item 17: DT WRT.
3. Press the
[
F/W
]
key momentarily to enable adjustment of this
Set Mode Item.
4. Rotate the DIAL knob to select the DTMF Memory register into
which you wish to store this DTMF string.
5. Press the
[
F/W
]
key momentarily to begin DTMF Memory en-
try into the selected register.
6. Rotate the DIAL knob to select the first digit of the DTMF string.
Selectable entries are 0 - 9, and A - F, with E and F representing
DTMF “*” and “#” tones respectively.
7. Press the
[
F/W
]
key to accept the first digit and move to the next digit of the DTMF
string.
8. Repeat steps 5 and 6 until you have completed the telephone
number.
9. If you make a mistake, press the
[

(
MHz
)]
key to move back to
the previous digit, then re-select the correct number.
10. If the telephone number made up of numbers only, you may key in the telephone
number directly from the keypad.
11. Press and hold in the
[
F/W
]
key for one second to save the set-
ting.
DTMF OPERATION
FT-60R OPERATING MANUAL 55
DTMF OPERATION
12. If you store other numbers, repeat steps 4- 10 above, using a different DTMF memory
register.
13. When all required DTMF memories are filled to your satisfaction, press the PTT
switch to save the settings and exit to normal operation
To send the telephone number:
1. Press the
[
F/W
]
key, then press the
[
9
(
DTMF
)]
key to activate
the DTMF Autodialer. The “MEM” indication display will ap-
pear in the display for a moment.
2. While the DTMF Autodialer is activated, first press the PTT switch, then press the
numerical key
([
1
]
through
[
9
])
corresponding to the DTMF memory string you wish
to send. Once the string begins, you may release the PTT switch, as the transmitter will
be held “on the air” until the DTMF string is completed.
3. To disable the DTMF Autodialer, press
[
F/W
]

[
9
(
DTMF
)]
again. The “CODE”
indication will appear in the display for a moment.
You can change the DTMF Audodialer sending speed, using Set Mode Item 16: DT SPD.
See page 71 for details.
You can also set a longer delay between the time you press the numerical key (correspond-
ing to the DTMF memory string; with PTT switch pressed) and the instant when the first
DTMF digit is sent, using Set Mode Item 15: DT DLY. See page 71 for details.
FT-60R OPERATING MANUAL 56
PASSWORD
The FT-60R provides the password feature which can minimize the chance that your trans-
ceiver could be used by an unauthorized party.
When the password feature is activated, the radio will ask for the four digit password to be
entered when the radio is first turned on. You must enter the four
digit password from the keypad. If the wrong password is entered,
the microprocessor will shut down the radio automatically.
To enter the password , use the following procedure:
1. Press the
[
F/W
]
key, then press the
[
0
( )
SET
]
key to enter the Set mode.
2. Rotate the DIAL knob to select Set Mode Item 34: PSWD W.
3. Press the
[
F/W
]
key momentarily to display any previously-stored
password.
4. Press the
[
F/W
]
key again to clear any previous password.
5. Rotate the DIAL knob to select the first digit of the desired num-
ber/letter (0-9, A, B, C, D, E (substitute for “”), and F (substi-
tute for “#”).
6. Press the
[
F/W
]
key to move to the next digit.
7. Repeat steps 5 and 6 to program the remaining numbers/letters
of the desired password.
8. If you make a mistake, press the
[

(
MHz
)]
key to move back to
the previous digit, then re-select the correct number/letter.
9. If your password is made up of numbers only, you may enter your password directly
from the keypad. For example, to enter the “1234” as your password, press
[
1
]

[
2
]

[
3
]

[
4
]
.
10. When you have finished entering the password, press the PTT switch to save the new
setting and exit to normal operation.
We recommend that you to write down the password number, and keep it in a safe place
you can easily find if you forget your password.
To Activate the Password feature:
1. Press the
[
F/W
]
key, then press the
[
0
( )
SET
]
key to enter the Set mode.
2. Rotate the DIAL knob to select Set Mode Item 33: PSWD.
3. Press the
[
F/W
]
key momentarily to enable adjustment of this
Item.
4. Rotate the DIAL knob to set this Set Mode Item to “PWD. ON.”
5. When you have made your selection, press the PTT switch to
save the new setting and exit to normal operation.
6. If you wish to disable the Password feature, just repeat the above procedure, rotating
the DIAL knob to select “PWD.OFF” in step 4 above.
MISCELLANEOUS SETTINGS
FT-60R OPERATING MANUAL 57
If you forget the password number, you may turn on the transceiver by per-
forming the “All Reset” procedure (see page 64). However, the FT-60R will
clear the password, as well as all memories, and will restore all other settings
to factory defaults.
PROGRAMMING THE KEY ASSIGNMENTS
Default FT-60R Set Mode Items have been assigned (at the factory) to the
[
7
(
P1
)]
and
[
8
(
P2
)]
keys. These may be changed by the user, if you wish to assign another Set Mode
Item to either or both of these keys.
To change the assignment of a key’s Set Mode Item:
1. Press the
[
F/W
]
key, then press the
[
0
( )
SET
]
key to enter the Set mode.
2. Rotate the DIAL knob to select the Set Mode Item which you wish to assign to the key
as a Menu short-cut.
3. Press and hold in the
[
7
(
P1
)]
or
[
8
(
P2
)]
key for one second to assign the Set Mode
Item to the
[
7
(
P1
)]
or
[
8
(
P2
)]
key.
The following Set Mode Items may not be assigned to the [7(P1)] and [8(P2)] keys.
Set Mode Item 11: CW WRT
Set Mode Item 17: DT WRT
Set Mode Item 33: PSWD W
CHANGING THE CHANNEL STEPS
The FT-60R’s synthesizer provides the option of utilizing channel steps of 5/10/12.5/15/
20/25/50/100 kHz per step, as well as an automatic step selection based on the current
operating frequency (“AUTO”), any number of which may be important to your operating
requirements. The FT-60R is set up at the factory in the “AUTO” configuration, which
probably is satisfactory for most operation. However, if you need to change the channel
step increments, the procedure to do so is very easy.
1. Press the
[
F/W
]
key, then press the
[
0
( )
SET
]
key to enter the Set mode.
2. Rotate the DIAL knob to select Set Mode Item 49: STEP.
3. Press the
[
F/W
]
key momentarily to enable adjustment of this
Item.
4. Rotate the DIAL knob to select the new channel step size.
5. When you have made your selection, press the PTT switch to
save the new setting and return to normal operation.
MISCELLANEOUS SETTINGS
PASSWORD
FT-60R OPERATING MANUAL 58
CHANGING THE RECEIVING MODE
The FT-60R provides for automatic mode changing when the radio is tuned to different
operating frequencies. However, should an unusual operating situation arise in which you
need to change between the available operating modes (FM and AM), here is the proce-
dure for doing so:
1. Press the
[
F/W
]
key, then press the
[
0
( )
SET
]
key to enter the Set mode.
2. Rotate the DIAL knob to select Set Mode Item 40: RX MOD.
3. Press the
[
F/W
]
key momentarily to enable adjustment of this
Item.
4. Rotate the DIAL knob to select the new operating mode. The
available selections are:
AUTO: Automatic mode setting per default values for the selected
frequency range.
FM: Frequency Modulation
AM: Amplitude Modulation
5. When you have made your selection, press the PTT switch to save the new setting and
return to normal operation.
Unless you have a compelling reason to do so, leave the Automatic Mode
Selection feature on so as to save time and trouble when changing bands. If
you make a mode change for a particular channel or station, you can always
store that one channel into memory, as the mode setting will be memorized along with
the frequency information.
MISCELLANEOUS SETTINGS
FT-60R OPERATING MANUAL 59
MISCELLANEOUS SETTINGS
RECEIVE BATTERY SAVER SETUP
An important feature of the FT-60R is its Receive Battery Saver, which “puts the radio to
sleep” for a time interval, periodically “waking it up” to check for activity. If somebody is
talking on the channel, the FT-60R will remain in the “active” mode, then resume its
“sleep” cycles. This feature significantly reduces quiescent battery drain, and you may
change the amount of “sleep” time between activity checks using the Set Mode:
1. Press the
[
F/W
]
key, then press the
[
0
( )
SET
]
key to enter the Set mode.
2. Rotate the DIAL knob to select Set Mode Item 41: RXSAVE.
3. Press the
[
F/W
]
key momentarily to enable adjustment of this
Set Mode Item.
4. Rotate the DIAL knob to select the desired “sleep” duration.
The selections available are 200 ms, 300 ms, 500 ms, 1 second,
2 seconds, or OFF. The default value is 200 ms.
5. When you have made your selection, press the PTT switch to save the new setting and
exit to normal operation.
When you are operating on Packet, switch the Receive Battery Saver OFF, as
the sleep cycle may “collide” with the beginning of an incoming Packet trans-
mission, causing your TNC not to receive the full data burst.
TX BATTERY SAVER
The FT-60R also includes a useful Transmit Battery Saver, which will automatically lower
the power output level when the last signal received was very strong. For example, when
you are in the immediate vicinity of a repeater station, there generally is no reason to use
the High Power output in order to achieve full-quieting access to the repeater. With the
Transmit Battery Saver, the automatic selection of Low Power operation conserves battery
drain significantly.
To activate the Transmit Battery Saver:
1. Press the
[
F/W
]
key, then press the
[
0
( )
SET
]
key to enter the Set mode.
2. Rotate the DIAL knob to select Set Mode Item 53: TXSAVE.
3. Press the
[
F/W
]
key momentarily to enable adjustment of this
Set Mode Item.
4. Rotate the DIAL knob to set this Set Mode Item to “SAV. ON”
(thus activating the Transmit Battery Saver).
5. When you have made your selection, press the PTT switch to
save the new setting and exit to normal operation.
FT-60R OPERATING MANUAL 60
DISABLING THE TX/BUSY INDICATOR
Further battery conservation may be accomplished by disabling the TX indicator while
transmitting and disabling the BUSY indicator while receiving a signal. Use the following
procedure:
1. Press the
[
F/W
]
key, then press the
[
0
( )
SET
]
key to enter the Set mode.
2. Rotate the DIAL knob to select Set Mode Item 8: BSY.LED if
you wish to disable the BUSY indicator or Set Mode Item 52:
TX.LED if you wish to disable the TX indicator.
3. Press the
[
F/W
]
key momentarily to enable adjustment of this
Set Mode Item.
4. Rotate the DIAL knob to set this Set Mode Item to “LED.OFF”
(thus disabling the BUSY or TX indicator).
5. When you have made your selection, press the PTT switch to save the new setting and
exit to normal operation.
6. If you wish to re-enable the TX/BUSY Indicator, just repeat the above procedure,
rotating the DIAL knob to select “LED. ON” in step 4 above.
AUTOMATIC POWER-OFF
(
APO
)
FEATURE
The APO feature helps conserve battery life by automatically turning the radio off after a
user-defined period of time within which there has been no dial or key activity. The avail-
able selections for the time before power-off are 0.5 to 12.0 hours in 0.5 hour multiple, as
well as APO Off. The default condition for the APO is OFF, and here is the procedure for
activating it:
1. Press the
[
F/W
]
key, then press the
[
0
( )
SET
]
key to enter the Set mode.
2. Rotate the DIAL knob to select Set Mode Item 1: APO.
3. Press the
[
F/W
]
key momentarily to enable adjustment of this
Set Mode Item.
4. Rotate the DIAL knob to select the desired time period after
which the radio will automatically shut down.
5. When you have made your selection, press the PTT switch to
save the new setting and exit to normal operation.
When the APO is activated, the “ ” icon will appear at the upper
right corner on the LCD. If there is no action by you within the time
interval programmed, the microprocessor will shut down the radio
automatically.
Rotate the VOL/PWR knob counter-clockwise to the “off” position, then clockwise out of
the click-stop, to turn the radio on after an APO shutdown.
MISCELLANEOUS SETTINGS
FT-60R OPERATING MANUAL 61
TRANSMITTER TIME-OUT TIMER
(
TOT
)
The TOT feature provides a safety switch which limits transmission time to a pre-pro-
grammed value. This will promote battery conservation by not allowing you to make ex-
cessively-long transmissions, and in the event of a stuck PTT switch (perhaps if the radio
or a Speaker/Mic is wedged between car seats) it can prevent interference to other users as
well as battery depletion. As configured at the factory the TOT feature is set to OFF, and
here is the procedure for activating it:
1. Press the
[
F/W
]
key, then press the
[
0
( )
SET
]
key to enter the Set mode.
2. Rotate the DIAL knob to select Set Mode Item 51: TOT.
3. Press the
[
F/W
]
key momentarily to enable adjustment of this
Set Mode Item.
4. Rotate the DIAL knob to set the Time-Out Timer to the desired
“Maximum TX” time (between 1 and 30 minutes), or OFF.
5. When you have made your selection, press the PTT switch to
save the new setting and exit to normal operation.
1) When your transmission time is within 10 seconds of the Time-Out Timer
expiration, an Alert bell will provide an audible warning from the speaker.
2) Since brief transmissions are the mark of a good operator, try setting up
your radio’s TOT feature for a maximum transmission time of one minute. This will
significantly improve battery life, too!
BUSY CHANNEL LOCK-OUT
(
BCLO
)
The BCLO feature prevents the radio’s transmitter from being activated if a signal strong
enough to break through the “noise” squelch is present. On a frequency where stations
using different CTCSS or DCS codes may be active, BCLO prevents you from disrupting
their communications accidentally (because your radio may be muted by its own Tone
Decoder). The default setting for the BCLO is OFF, and here is how to change that setting:
1. Press the
[
F/W
]
key, then press the
[
0
( )
SET
]
key to enter the Set mode.
2. Rotate the DIAL knob to select Set Mode Item 5: BCLO.
3. Press the
[
F/W
]
key momentarily to enable adjustment of this
Set Mode Item.
4. Rotate the DIAL knob to set this Set Mode Item to “BCL. ON”
(thus activating the BCLO feature).
5. When you have made your selection, press the PTT switch to
save the new setting and exit to normal operation.
MISCELLANEOUS SETTINGS
FT-60R OPERATING MANUAL 62
MONO BAND OPERATION
You may place the radio in a “VHF Only” or “UHF Only” mode which will cause it to
function as a 144 MHz or 430 MHz Mono band transceiver.
To place the radio into the Mono band operation configuration:
1. Turn the radio off.
2. Press and hold in the MONI switch (just below the PTT switch) while turning the
radio on.
3. Rotate the DIAL knob to select the configuration mode menu:
F6 V-ONLY: The FT-60R will operate on the 144 MHz band
only.
F7 U-ONLY: The FT-60R will operate on the 430 MHz band
only.
4. Press the
[
F/W
]
key momentarily.
To return to normal operation, press and hold in the MONI switch while turning the radio
on, and then press the
[
F/W
]
key momentarily.
CHANGING THE TX DEVIATION LEVEL
In many areas of the world, channel congestion has required that operating channels be
closely spaced. In such operating environments, it often is required that operators use
reduced deviation levels, so as to reduce the potential for interference to users on adjacent
channels. The FT-60R includes a simple method of accomplishing this:
1. Press the
[
F/W
]
key, then press the
[
0
( )
SET
]
key to enter the Set mode.
2. Rotate the DIAL knob to select Set Mode Item 55: WID.NAR.
3. Press the
[
F/W
]
key momentarily to enable adjustment of this
Set Mode Item.
4. Rotate the DIAL knob to set this Set Mode Item to “NARROW.”
In this configuration (HALF DEVIATION active), the
transmitter’s deviation will be approximately ±2.5 kHz, and the
received audio output level will be increased, for easier listening on the narrow signal.
5. When you have made your selection, press the PTT switch to save the new setting and
exit to normal operation.
The “normal” setting for the deviation (when this Menu Item is set to WIDE) is ±5 kHz.
MISCELLANEOUS SETTINGS
FT-60R OPERATING MANUAL 63
DCS CODE INVERSION
The DCS system was first introduced in the commercial LMR (Land Mobile Radio) ser-
vice, where it is now in widespread use. DCS is sometime referred to by its different propri-
etary names, such as DPL
®
(Digital Private Line
®
, a registered trademark of Motorola, Inc.).
DCS uses a codeword consisting of a 23-bit frame, transmitted (subaudible) at a data rate
of 134.4 bps (bit/sec). Occasionally, signal inversion can result in the complement of a
code to be sent or received. This prevents the receiver’s squelch from opening with DCS
enabled, as the decoded bit sequence would not match that selected for operation.
Typical situations that might cause inversion to occur are:
Connection of an external receiver preamplifier.
Operating through a repeater.
Connection of an external linear amplifier.
Note that code inversion does not mean that any of the above listed equipment is defective!
In certain amplifier configurations, the output signal (phase) is inverted from the input.
Small signal or power amplifiers having an odd number (1, 3, 5, etc.) of amplification
stages may result in inversion of a transmitted or received DCS code.
While under most circumstances this should not occur (amplifier designs and industry
standards take this into account), if you find that your receiver squelch does not open when
both you and the other station are using a common DCS code, you or
the other station (but not both) can try the following:
1. Press the
[
F/W
]
key, then press the
[
0
( )
SET
]
key to enter the
Set mode.
2. Rotate the DIAL knob to select Set Mode Item 14: DCS.N/R.
3. Press the
[
F/W
]
key momentarily, then rotate the DIAL knob to
select one of the following modes:
T/RX N: Encoder, Normal; Decoder, Normal
RX R: Encoder, Normal; Decoder, Reverse (Inverted)
TX R: Encoder, Reverse (Inverted); Decoder, Normal
T/RX R: Encoder, Reverse (Inverted); Decoder, Reverse (Inverted)
4. When you have made your selection, press the PTT switch to save the new setting and
exit to normal operation.
5. Remember to restore the default setting to “T/RX N” (Encoder; Normal, Decoder;
Normal) when done.
MISCELLANEOUS SETTINGS
FT-60R OPERATING MANUAL 64
In the event of erratic operation of the transceiver, it is possible that data on the micropro-
cessor may have become corrupted. While this is a highly unusual situation, the only path
to recovery may involve resetting of the microprocessor. Here’s how to do this:
1. Turn the radio off.
2. Press and hold in the MONI switch (just below the PTT switch)
while turning the radio on.
3. Rotate the DIAL knob to select one choice from the reset menu:
F1 SETRST: Resets the Set (Menu) mode settings to their factory defaults.
F2 MEMRST:Clears the Memory settings to factory defaults.
F3 MB RST: Clears the Memory Bank Assignments.
F4 ALLRST: Clears all memories and other settings to factory defaults.
4. Press the
[
F/W
]
key momentarily to complete the reset procedure.
RESET PROCEDURES
FT-60R OPERATING MANUAL 65
The FT-60R includes a convenient “Clone” feature, which allows the memory and con-
figuration data from one transceiver to be transferred to another FT-60R. This can be
particularly useful when configuring a number of transceivers for a public service opera-
tion. Here is the procedure for Cloning one radio’s data to another:
1. Turn both radios off.
2. Connect the optional CT-27 Clone Cable between the MIC/SP jacks of the two ra-
dios.
3. Press and hold in the MONI switch (just below the PTT switch)
while turning the radios on. Do this for both radios (the order of
switch-on does not matter).
4. Rotate the DIAL job on each radio to select to “F8 CLONE,”
then press the
[
F/W
]
key momentarily.
5. The display will disappear for a moment, then the “CLONE”
notation will appear on the displays of both radios when the
Clone mode is successfully activated in this step.
6. On the Destination radio, press the MONI switch (“- -RX- -” will
appear on the LCD).
7. Press the PTT switch on the Source radio; “- -TX- -” will appear
on the Source radio, and the data from this radio will be trans-
ferred to the other radio.
8. If there is a problem during the cloning process, “ERROR” will
be displayed. Check your cable connections and battery volt-
age, and try again.
9. If the data transfer is successful, “CLONE” will reappear on both
displays. Turn both radios off and disconnect the cloning cable. You can then turn the
radios back on, and begin normal operation.
CLONING
CT-27
MIC/SP MIC/SP
FT-60R OPERATING MANUAL 66
The FT-60R Set Mode, already described in parts of many previous chapters, is easy to
activate and set. It may be used for configuration of a wide variety of transceiver param-
eters, some of which have not been detailed previously. Use the following procedure to
activate the Set Mode:
1. Press the
[
F/W
]
key, then press the
[
0
( )
SET
]
key to enter the Set mode.
2. Rotate the DIAL knob to select the Set Mode Item to be ad-
justed.
3. Press the
[
F/W
]
key momentarily to enable adjustment of the
Set Mode Item.
4. Rotate the DIAL knob to adjust or select the parameter to be
changed on the Set Mode Item selected in above step.
5. After completing your selection and adjustment, press the PTT switch momentarily to
save the new setting and exit to normal operation.
1) Some Set Mode Items (like Set Mode Item 50: TN FRQ) require that the
[
F/W
]
key be pressed after setting of the parameter, and before exiting to
normal operation.
2) Two Set Mode Item numbers (In the factory default, Set Mode Item 29: PAGER, and
46: SKIP) will blink while selecting the Set Mode Item; this indicates that this Set Mode
Item has been assigned to the
[
7
(
P1
)]
or
[
8
(
P2
)]
key of the keypad.
SET
(
MENU
)
MODE
SET MODE ITEM
1 [APO]
2 [AR BEP]
3 [AR INT]
4 [ARS]
5 [BCLO]
6 [BEEP]
7 [BELL]
8 [BSY.LED]
9 [CLK.SFT]
10 [CWID]
11 [CW WRT]
12 [DC VLT]
13 [DCS.COD]
14 [DCS.N/R]
15 [DT DLY]
16 [DT SPD]
17 [DT WRT]
18 [EAI]
19 [EDG.BEP]
FUNCTION
Setting of the Automatic Power-Off feature.
Selects the Beep option during ARTS operation.
Selects the Polling Interval during ARTS operation.
Enables/Disables the Automatic Repeater Shift function.
Enables/Disables the Busy Channel Lock-Out feature.
Enables/Disables the beeper.
Selects the number of CTCSS/DCS Bell ringer repetitions.
Enables/Disables the BUSY LED while the Squelch is open.
Shifting of the CPU clock frequency.
Enables/disables the CW identifier during ARTS operation.
Programs and activates the CW Identifier.
Indicates the DC Supply Voltage.
Setting of the DCS code.
Enables/Disables “Inverted” DCS code decoding.
Setting of the DTMF Autodialer Delay Time.
Setting of the DTMF Autodialer Sending Speed.
Programming of the DTMF Autodialer.
Enables/Disables the Emergency Automatic ID (EAI) Feature.
Enables/Disables the Band-edge beeper while selecting the
frequency via the DIAL knob.
AVAILABLE VALUES
(DEFAULT: BOLD ITARIC)
OFF / 0.5H - 12.0 H
INRANG / ALWAYS / OFF
25 SEC / 15 SEC
ARS. ON / ARS.OFF
BCL. ON / BCL.OFF
KEY+SC / KEY / OFF
OFF / 1T / 3T /
5T / 8T / CONT
LED. ON / LED.OFF
SFT.OFF / SFT. ON
TX OFF / TX ON
---
---
104 DCS codes (023)
T/RX N, RX R,
TX R, T/RX R
50MS / 100MS / 250MS /
450MS / 750MS / 1000MS
50MS / 100MS
---
INT. 1M - INT. 50M /
CON. 1M - CON.50M / OFF
BEP.OFF / BEP. ON
FT-60R OPERATING MANUAL 67
SET
(
MENU
)
MODE
FUNCTION
Selects the alarm(s) utilized when the Emergency function is
engaged.
Selects the Internet Link Connection mode.
Selects the Access Number (DTMF digit) for WIRES™
operation.
Selects the memory register for an Access Number (DTMF
code) for non-WIRES™
Selects the LCD/Keypad Lamp mode.
Selects the Control Locking lockout combination.
Selects the MONI key (just below the PTT switch) function.
Toggles the display indication between “frequency” and the
channel’s “Alpha/Numeric Tag.”
Stores Alpha-Numeric “Tags” for the Memory channels.
Enables/disables the Enhanced CTCSS Paging & Code
Squelch function.
Enables/disables the Answer Back function of the Enhanced
CTCSS Paging & Code Squelch.
Setting the Receiver Pager Code for the Enhanced CTCSS
Paging & Code Squelch.
Setting the Transmitting Pager Code for the Enhanced CTCSS
Paging & Code Squelch.
Enables/disables the Password feature.
Stores the password.
Selects the Scan Resume mode.
Selects the function of the [HM/RV] key.
Adjusts the RF Squelch threshold level.
Sets the Repeater Shift Direction.
Enables/disables the Priority Revert feature.
Selects the receiving mode.
Selects the Receive-mode Battery Saver interval (“sleep” ratio)
Selects the Smart Search Sweep mode.
Selects the Memory Scan channel-selection mode.
Enables/Disables the Scan lamp while paused.
Sets the magnitude of the repeater Shift.
Selects the Memory Scan “Skip” channel-selection mode.
Enables/Disables split CTCSS/DCS coding.
Selects the Tone Encoder and/or Decoder mode.
Setting of the synthesizer steps.
Setting of the CTCSS Tone Frequency.
Setting of the TOT time.
Enables/Disables the TX LED while the radio is transmitting.
Enables/Disables the Transmitter Battery Saver.
Enables or disables the VFO band edge limiting for the current
band.
Select Wide (±5 kHz) or Narrow (±2.5 kHz) TX Deviation.
Enables/Disables the Weather Alert Scan feature.
AVAILABLE VALUES
(DEFAULT: BOLD ITARIC)
EMG.BEP / EMG.LMP /
EMG.B+L / EMG.CWT /
EMG.C+B / EMG.C+L /
EMG.ALL / OFF
INT.OFF / INT.COD / INT.MEM
CODE 0 - CODE 9
(CODE 1)
d1 - d9
KEY / 5SEC / TOGGLE
LK KEY / LKDIAL / LK K+D /
LK PTT / LK P+K /
LK P+D / LK ALL
MONI / T-CALL
FREQ / ALPHA
---
OFF / ON
ABK.OFF / ABK. ON
(05
_
47)
(05
_
47)
PWD.OFF / PWD. ON
---
BUSY / HOLD / TIME
<REV> / <HOME>
S-1 / S-2 / S-3 / S-4 / S-5 / S-
6 / S-8 / S-FULL / OFF
RPT.OFF / RPT.

/ RPT. + (

)
RVT.OFF / RVT. ON
AUTO / FM / AM
200 MS / 300 MS /
500 MS / 1 S / 2 S / OFF
SINGLE / CONT
ONLY / MEM
ON / OFF
0.00 - 99.95 MHz (

)
OFF / SKIP / ONLY
SPL.OFF / SPL. ON
OFF / TONE / TSQL /
REV TN / DCS
5 / 10 / 12.5 / 15 / 20 / 25 / 50
/ 100 kHz, or AUTO
50 CTCSS tones (100 Hz)
1MIN - 30MIN or OFF (6MIN)
LED. ON / LED.OFF
SAV.OFF / SAV. ON
BAND / ALL
WIDE / NARROW
ALT.OFF / ALT. ON
SET MODE ITEM
20 [EMG S]
21 [I NET]
22 [INT CD]
23 [INT MR]
24 [LAMP]
25 [LOCK]
26 [M/T-CL]
27 [NAME]
28 [NM WRT]
29 [PAGER]
30 [PAG.ABK]
31 [PAG.CDR]
32 [PAG.CDT]
33 [PSWD]
34 [PSWD W]
35 [RESUME]
36 [REV/HM]
37 [RF SQL]
38 [RPT.MOD]
39 [PRI.RVT]
40 [RX MOD]
41 [RXSAVE]
42 [S SRCH]
43 [SCN MD]
44 [SCN.LMP]
45 [SHIFT]
46 [SKIP]
47 [SPLIT]
48 [SQL.TYP]
49 [STEP]
50 [TN FRQ]
51 [TOT]
52 [TX.LED]
53 [TXSAVE]
54 [VFO.BND]
55 [WID.NAR]
56 [WX ALT]

: Depends on the transceiver version.
FT-60R OPERATING MANUAL 68
SET
(
MENU
)
MODE
REPEATER SETTING
Enables/Disables the Automatic Repeater Shift function.
Sets the Repeater Shift Direction.
Sets the magnitude of the repeater Shift.
CTCSS/DSC/DTMF SETTING
Selects the number of CTCSS/DCS Bell ringer repetitions.
Setting of the DCS code.
Enables/Disables “Inverted” DCS code decoding.
Setting of the DTMF Autodialer Delay Time.
Setting of the DTMF Autodialer Sending Speed.
Programming of the DTMF Autodialer.
Enables/Disables split CTCSS/DCS coding.
Selects the Tone Encoder and/or Decoder mode.
Setting of the CTCSS Tone Frequency.
ARTS SETTING
Selects the Beep option during ARTS operation.
Selects the Polling Interval during ARTS operation.
Enables/disables the CW identifier during ARTS operation.
Programs and activates the CW Identifier (used during ARTS
operation).
MEMORY SETTING
Toggles the display indication between “frequency” and the
channel’s “Alpha/Numeric Tag.”
Stores Alpha-Numeric “Tags” for the Memory channels.
SCAN SETTING
Selects the Scan Resume mode.
Enables/disables the Priority Revert feature.
Selects the Memory Scan channel-selection mode.
Enables/Disables the Scan lamp while paused.
Selects the Memory Scan “Skip” channel-selection mode.
Enables/Disables the Weather Alert Scan feature.
POWER SAVER SETTING
Selects the Receive-mode Battery Saver interval (“sleep”
ratio).
Enables/Disables the Transmitter Battery Saver.
WIRES™ SETTING
Selects the Internet Link Connection mode.
Selects the Access Number (DTMF digit) for WIRES™ op-
eration.
Selects the memory register for an Access Number (DTMF
digit) for non-WIRES™.
Enables/disables the Enhanced CTCSS Paging & Code
Squelch function.
Enables/disables the Answer Back function of the Enhanced
CTCSS Paging & Code Squelch.
Setting the Receiver Pager Code for the Enhanced CTCSS
Paging & Code Squelch.
Setting the Transmitting Pager Code for the Enhanced
CTCSS Paging & Code Squelch.
SET MODE ITEM
4
[
ARS
]
38
[
RPT.MOD
]
45
[
SHIFT
]
SET MODE ITEM
7
[
BELL
]
13
[
DCS.COD
]
14
[
DCS.N/R
]
15
[
DT DLY
]
16
[
DT SPD
]
17
[
DT WRT
]
47
[
SPLIT
]
48
[
SQL.TYP
]
50
[
TN FRQ
]
SET MODE ITEM
2
[
AR BEP
]
3
[
AR INT
]
10
[
CWID
]
11
[
CW WRT
]
SET MODE ITEM
27
[
NAME
]
28
[
NM WRT
]
SET MODE ITEM
35
[
RESUME
]
39
[
PRI.RVT
]
43
[
SCN MD
]
44
[
SCN.LMP
]
46
[
SKIP
]
56
[
WX ALT
]
SET MODE ITEM
41
[
RXSAVE
]
53
[
TXSAVE
]
SET MODE ITEM
21
[
I NET
]
22
[
INT CD
]
23
[
INT MR
]
29
[
PAGER
]
30
[
PAG.ABK
]
31
[
PAG.CDR
]
32
[
PAG.CDT
]
AVAILABLE VALUES
(
DEFAULT
)
ARS. ON / ARS.OFF
RPT.OFF / RPT.

/ RPT. + (

)
0.00 - 99.95 MHz (

)
AVAILABLE VALUES
(
DEFAULT
)
OFF / 1T / 3T / 5T / 8T / CONT
104 standard DCS codes (023)
T/RX N, RX R, TX R, T/RX R
50MS / 100MS / 250MS / 450MS /
750MS / 1000MS
50MS /100MS

SPL.OFF / SPL. ON
OFF / TONE / TSQL /
REV TN / DCS
50 standard CTCSS tones (100 Hz)
AVAILABLE VALUES
(
DEFAULT
)
INRANG / ALWAYS / OFF
25 SEC / 15 SEC
TX OFF / TX ON

AVAILABLE VALUES
(
DEFAULT
)
FREQ / ALPHA

AVAILABLE VALUES
(
DEFAULT
)
BUSY / HOLD / TIME
RVT.OFF / RVT. ON
ONLY / MEM
ON / OFF
OFF / SKIP / ONLY
ALT.OFF / ALT. ON
AVAILABLE VALUES
(
DEFAULT
)
200 MS / 300 MS / 500 MS /
1 S / 2 S / OFF
SAV.OFF / SAV. ON
AVAILABLE VALUES
(
DEFAULT
)
INT.OFF / INT.COD / INT.MEM
CODE 0 - CODE 9 (CODE 1)
d1 - d9
OFF / ON
ABK.OFF / ABK. ON

: Depends on the transceiver version.
FT-60R OPERATING MANUAL 69
SET
(
MENU
)
MODE
SWITCH/KNOB SETTING
Enables/Disables the beeper.
Selects the LCD/Keypad Lamp mode.
Selects the Control Locking lockout combination.
Selects the MONI key (just below the PTT switch) function.
Selects the function of the [HM/RV] key.
MISCELLANEOUS SETTING
Setting of the Automatic Power-Off feature.
Enables/Disables the Busy Channel Lock-Out feature.
Enables/Disables the BUSY LED while the Squelch is open.
Shifting of the CPU clock frequency.
Indicates the DC Supply Voltage.
Enables/Disables the Emergency Automatic ID (EAI) Fea-
ture.
Enables/Disables the Band-edge beeper while selecting the
frequency via the DIAL knob.
Selects the alarm(s) utilized when the Emergency function
is engaged.
Enables/disables the Password feature.
Stores the password.
Adjusts the RF Squelch threshold level.
Selects the receiving mode.
Selects the Smart Search Sweep mode.
Setting of the synthesizer steps.
Setting of the TOT time
Enables/Disables the TX LED while the radio is transmit-
ting.
Enables or disables the VFO band edge limiting for the cur-
rent band.
Select Wide (±5 kHz) or Narrow (±2.5 kHz) TX Deviation.
SET MODE ITEM
6
[
BEEP
]
24
[
LAMP
]
25
[
LOCK
]
26
[
M/T-CL
]
36
[
REV/HM
]
SET MODE ITEM
1
[
APO
]
5
[
BCLO
]
8
[
BSY.LED
]
9
[
CLK.SFT
]
12
[
DC VLT
]
18
[
EAI
]
19 [EDG.BEP
]
20
[
EMG S
]
33
[
PSWD
]
34
[
PSWD W
]
37
[
RF SQL
]
40
[
RX MOD
]
42
[
S SRCH
]
49
[
STEP
]
51
[
TOT
]
52
[
TX.LED
]
54
[
VFO.BND
]
55
[
WID.NAR
]
AVAILABLE VALUES
(
DEFAULT
)
KEY+SC / KEY / OFF
KEY / 5SEC / TOGGLE
LK KEY / LKDIAL / LK K+D / LK
PTT / LK P+K / LK P+D / LK ALL
MONI / T-CALL
<REV> / <HOME>
AVAILABLE VALUES
(
DEFAULT
)
OFF / 0.5H - 12.0 H
BCL. ON / BCL.OFF
LED. ON / LED.OFF
SFT.OFF / SFT. ON

INT. 1M - INT. 50M /
ON. 1M - CON.50M / OFF
BEP.OFF / BEP. ON
EMG.BEP / EMG.LMP / EMG.B+L /
EMG.CWT / EMG.C+B /
EMG.C+L / EMG.ALL / OFF
PWD.OFF / PWD. ON

S-1 / S-2 / S-3 / S-4 / S-5 / S-6 /
S-8 / S-FULL / OFF
AUTO / FM / AM
SINGLE / CONT
5 / 10 /12.5 / 15 / 20 / 25 /
50 / 100 kHz, or AUTO
1MIN - 30MIN or OFF (6MIN)
LED. ON / LED.OFF
BAND / ALL
WIDE / NARROW
FT-60R OPERATING MANUAL 70
Set Mode Item 1
[
APO
]
Function: Setting of the Automatic Power-Off feature.
Available Values: OFF/0.5H - 12.0 H in 0.5 hour multiples
Default: OFF
Set Mode Item 2
[
AR BEP
]
Function: Selects the Beep option during ARTS operation.
Available Values: INRANG/ALWAYS/OFF
Default: INRANG
INRANG: Beeps sound only when the radio first detects that you are within range.
ALWAYS: Beeps sound every time a polling transmission is received from the other sta-
tion (every 15 or 25 seconds when in range).
OFF: No alert beeps sound.
Set Mode Item 3
[
AR INT
]
Function: Selects the Polling Interval during ARTS operation.
Available Values: 25 SEC/15 SEC
Default: 25SEC
Set Mode Item 4
[
ARS
]
Function: Enables/Disables the Automatic Repeater Shift function.
Available Values: ARS. ON/ARS.OFF
Default: ARS. ON
Set Mode Item 5
[
BCLO
]
Function: Enables/Disables the Busy Channel Lock-Out feature.
Available Values: BCL. ON/BCL.OFF
Default: BCL.OFF
Set Mode Item 6
[
BEEP
]
Function: Enables/Disables the beeper.
Available Values: KEY+SC/KEY/OFF
Default: KEY+SC
KEY+SC: The beeper sounds when you press any key, or when the scanner stops.
KEY: The beeper sounds when you press any key.
OFF: Beeper is disabled.
Set Mode Item 7
[
BELL
]
Function: Selects the number of CTCSS/DCS Bell ringer repetitions.
Available Values: OFF/1T/3T/5T/8T/CONT (Continuous ringing)
Default: OFF
SET
(
MENU
)
MODE
FT-60R OPERATING MANUAL 71
Set Mode Item 8
[
BSY.LED
]
Function: Enables/Disables the BUSY LED while the Squelch is open.
Available Values: LED. ON/LED.OFF
Default: LED. ON
Set Mode Item 9
[
CLK.SFT
]
Function: Shifting of the CPU clock frequency.
Available Values: SFT.OFF/SFT. ON
Default: SFT.OFF
This function is only used to move a spurious response “birdie,” should it fall on a desired
frequency.
Set Mode Item 10
[
CWID
]
Function: Enables/disables the CW identifier during ARTS operation.
Available Values: TX OFF/TX ON
Default: TX OFF
Set Mode Item 11
[
CW WRT
]
Function: Programs and activates the CW Identifier (used during ARTS operation).
See page 53 for details.
Set Mode Item 12
[
DC VLT
]
Function: Indicates the DC Supply Voltage.
Set Mode Item 13
[
DCS.COD
]
Function: Setting of the DCS code.
Available Values: 104 standard DCS codes
Default: DCS.023
Set Mode Item 14
[
DCS.N/R
]
Function: Enables/Disables “Inverted” DCS
code decoding.
Available Values: T/RX N, RX R, TX R,
T/RX R
Default: T/RX N
Set Mode Item 15
[
DT DLY
]
Function: Setting of the DTMF Autodialer Delay Time.
Available Values: 50MS/100MS/250MS/450MS750MS/1000MS
Default: 450MS
Set Mode Item 16
[
DT SPD
]
Function: Setting of the DTMF Autodialer Sending Speed.
Available Values: 50MS (high speed)/100MS (low speed)
Default: 50MS
DCS CODE
023 025 026 031 032 036 043 047 051 053
054 065 071 072 073 074 114 115 116 122
125 131 132 134 143 145 152 155 156 162
165 172 174 205 212 223 225 226 243 244
245 246 251 252 255 261 263 265 266 271
274 306 311 315 325 331 332 343 346 351
356 364 365 371 411 412 413 423 431 432
445 446 452 454 455 462 464 465 466 503
506 516 523 526 532 546 565 606 612 624
627 631 632 654 662 664 703 712 723 731
732 734 743 754 – – – – – –
SET
(
MENU
)
MODE
FT-60R OPERATING MANUAL 72
Set Mode Item 17
[
DT WRT
]
Function: Programming of the DTMF Autodialer.
See page 54 for details.
Set Mode Item 18
[
EAI
]
Function: Enables/Disables the Emergency Automatic ID (EAI) Feature.
Available Values:
INT. 1M - INT.10M, INT.15M, INT.20M, INT.30M, INT.40M, INT. 50M,
CON. 1M - CON.10M, CON.15M, CON.20M, CON.30M, CON.40M, CON. 50M, and
OFF
Default: OFF
Set Mode Item 19
[
EDG.BEP
]
Function: Enables/Disables the Band-edge beeper while selecting the frequency via the
DIAL knob.
Available Values: BEP.OFF/ BEP. ON
Default: BEP.OFF
Set Mode Item 20
[
EMG S
]
Function: Selects the alarm(s) utilized when the Emergency function is engaged.
Available Values: EMG.BEP/EMG.LMP/EMG.B+L/EMG.CWT/EMG.C+B/EMG.C+L/
EMG.ALL/OFF
Default: EMG.B+L
EMG.BEP: Loud “Alarm” sounds.
EMG.LMP: The LCD/Keypad lamp flashes.
EMG.B+L: Loud “Alarm” sounds and the LCD/Keypad lamp flashes.
EMG.CWT: Transmits the Morse Code “SOS” (••• – – –•••) message on the air beginning
one minute after activation of the Emergency function.
EMG.C+B: Loud “Alarm” sounds and the Morse Code “SOS” (••• – – –•••) message is
transmitted on the air beginning one minute after activation of the Emergency
function.
EMG.C+L: The LCD/Keypad lamp flashes, and the Morse Code “SOS” (••• – – –•••)
message is transmitted on the air beginning one minute after activation of the
Emergency function.
EMG.ALL: All of the above are activated.
OFF: Disables the Emergency function. The Emergency function also cannot be
engaged, by pressing and holding in the
[
4
(
RPT
)]
key, if this Menu is set to
“OFF.”
When the radio is set to the EMG.CWT, EMG.C+B, EMG.C+L, or EMG.ALL mode, the
radio will be instructed to send “DE (your callsign)” after the sending of the SOS message,
if your callsign is entered via Set Mode Item 10: CWID.
SET
(
MENU
)
MODE
FT-60R OPERATING MANUAL 73
Set Mode Item 21
[
I NET
]
Function: Selects the Internet Link Connection mode.
Available Values: INT.OFF/INT.COD/INT.MEM
Default: INT.OFF
INT.OFF: Disables the Internet Link Connection mode.
INT.COD: Sets up the Internet Link Connection mode for WIRES™ access.
INT.MEM: Sets up the Internet Link Connection mode for other (DTMF string) Internet
Link System access.
Set Mode Item 22
[
INT CD
]
Function: Selects the Access Number (DTMF digit) for WIRES
TM
operation.
Available Values: CODE 0 - CODE 9
Default: CODE 1
Set Mode Item 23
[
INT MR
]
Function: Selects the memory register for an Access Number (DTMF code) for non-
WIRES™ Internet Link System access.
Available Values: d1 - d9
Default: d1
Set Mode Item 24
[
LAMP
]
Function: Selects the LCD/Keypad Lamp mode.
Available Values: KEY/5SEC/TOGGLE
Default: KEY
KEY: Illuminates the Keypad/LCD for five seconds when you rotate the DIAL knob
or press any key or switch (except the PTT switch).
5SEC: Illuminates the Keypad/LCD for five seconds when you press the LAMP switch
momentarily.
TOGGLE: Toggles the Keypad/LCD lamp on and off when you press the LAMP switch
repeatedly.
Set Mode Item 25
[
LOCK
]
Function: Selects the Control Locking lockout combination.
Available Values: LK KEY/LKDIAL/LK K+D/LK PTT/LK P+K/LK P+D/LK ALL
Default: LK KEY
Note: “K” = “Key;” “D” = “Dial;” and “P” = “PTT.”
SET
(
MENU
)
MODE
FT-60R OPERATING MANUAL 74
Set Mode Item 26
[
M/T-CL
]
Function: Selects the MONI key (just below the PTT switch) function.
Available Values: MONI/T-CALL
Default: Depends on the transceiver version.
MONI: Pressing the MONI key causes the Noise/Tone Squelch to be over-ridden, allow-
ing you to listen for weak (or non-encoded) signals.
T-CALL: Pressing the MONI key activates a 1750-Hz burst tone, used for repeater access
in many countries (especially in Europe).
Set Mode Item 27
[
NAME
]
Function: Toggles the display indication between “frequency” and the channel’s “Alpha/
Numeric Tag.”
Available Values: FREQ/ALPHA
Default: FREQ
Set Mode Item 28
[
NM WRT
]
Function: Stores Alpha-Numeric “Tags” for the Memory channels.
See page 30 for details.
Set Mode Item 29
[
PAGER
]
Function: Enables/disables the Enhanced CTCSS Paging & Code Squelch function.
Available Values: OFF/ON
Default: OFF
Set Mode Item 30
[
PAG.ABK
]
Function: Enables/disables the Answer Back function of the Enhanced CTCSS Paging &
Code Squelch.
Available Values: ABK.OFF/ABK. ON
Default: ABK.OFF
Set Mode Item 31
[
PAG.CDR
]
Function: Setting the Receiver Pager Code for the Enhanced CTCSS Paging & Code
Squelch.
See page 44 for details.
Set Mode Item 32
[
PAG.CDT
]
Function: Setting the Transmitting Pager Code for the Enhanced CTCSS Paging & Code
Squelch.
See page 44 for details.
Set Mode Item 33
[
PSWD
]
Function: Enables/disables the Password feature.
Available Values: PWD.OFF/PWD. ON
Default: PWD.OFF
SET
(
MENU
)
MODE
FT-60R OPERATING MANUAL 75
Set Mode Item 34
[
PSWD W
]
Function: Stores the password.
Available entries are 0-9, A, B, C, D, E (substitute for “”), and F (substitute for “#”)
Set Mode Item 35
[
RESUME
]
Function: Selects the Scan Resume mode.
Available Values: BUSY/HOLD/TIME
Default: BUSY
BUSY: The scanner will hold until the signal disappears, then will resume when the car-
rier drops.
HOLD: The scanner will stop when a signal is received, and will not restart.
TIME: The scanner will hold for the five seconds, then resume whether or not the other
station is still transmitting.
Set Mode Item 36
[
REV/HM
]
Function: Selects the function of the
[
HM/RV
]
key.
Available Values: <REV> / <HOME>
Default: <REV>
<REV>: Pressing the
[
HM/RV
]
key reverses the transmit and receive frequencies during
repeater operation.
<HOME>: Pressing the
[
HM/RV
]
key instantly recalls a favorite “Home” channel.
Set Mode Item 37
[
RF SQL
]
Function: Adjusts the RF Squelch threshold level.
Available Values: S-1/S-2/S-3/S-4/S-5/S-6/S-8/S-FULL/OFF
Default: OFF
Set Mode Item 38
[
RPT.MOD
]
Function: Sets the Repeater Shift Direction.
Available Values: RPT.OFF/RPT. -/RPT. +
Default: Depends on the transceiver version, as well as the setting of Set Mode Item 4:
ARS.
Set Mode Item 39
[
PRI.RVT
]
Function: Enables/disables the Priority Revert feature.
Available Values: RVT.OFF/RVT. ON
Default: RVT.OFF
See page 42 for details.
Set Mode Item 40
[
RX MOD
]
Function: Selects the receiving mode.
Available Values: AUTO/FM/AM
Default: AUTO (Mode automatically changes according to operating frequency)
SET
(
MENU
)
MODE
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Set Mode Item 41
[
RXSAVE
]
Function: Selects the Receive-mode Battery Saver interval (“sleep” ratio)
Available Values: 200 MS(1:1)/300 MS(1:1.5)/500 MS(1:2.5)/1 S(1:5)/2 S(1:10)/OFF
Default: 200 MS
Set Mode Item 42
[
S SRCH
]
Function: Selects the Smart Search Sweep mode.
Available Values: SINGLE/CONT
Default: SINGLE
SINGLE: The transceiver sweeps the current band once in each direction, starting on the
current frequency. All channels where activity is present (up to 15 in each direc-
tion) are loaded into the Smart Search memories. Whether or not all 31 memo-
ries are filled, the search stops after one sweep in each direction.
CONT: The transceiver makes a sweep in each direction as with the “SINGLE” mode,
but if all 31 channels are not filled after the first sweep, the radio continues
sweeping until they are all filled.
Set Mode Item 43
[
SCN MD
]
Function: Selects the Memory Scan channel-selection mode.
Available Values: ONLY/MEM
Default: MEM
ONLY: The scanner will only scan channels that are flagged (Preferential Scan List).
MEM: The scanner will “skip” the flagged channels during scanning.
Set Mode Item 44
[
SCN.LMP
]
Function: Enables/Disables the Scan lamp while paused.
Available Values: ON/OFF
Default: ON
Set Mode Item 45
[
SHIFT
]
Function: Sets the magnitude of the repeater Shift.
Available Values: 0.00 - 99.95 MHz (50 kHz increments)
Default: Depends on the operating band and transceiver version.
Set Mode Item 46
[
SKIP
]
Function: Selects the Memory Scan “Skip” channel-selection mode.
Available Values: OFF/SKIP/ONLY
Default: OFF
SKIP: The scanner will “skip” the flagged channels during scanning.
ONLY: The scanner will only scan channels that are flagged (Preferential Scan List).
OFF: All memory channels will be scanned (the “flag” will be ignored).
SET
(
MENU
)
MODE
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Set Mode Item 47
[
SPLIT
]
Function: Enables/Disables split CTCSS/DCS coding.
Available Values: SPL.OFF/SPL. ON
Default: SPL.OFF
When this Set Mode Item is set to “SPL. ON,” you will see the following additional param-
eters after the “DCS” parameter while configuring Set Mode Item 47: SQL.TYP.
D: DCS Encode only.
T DCS: Encodes a CTCSS tone and Decodes a DCS code.
D TSQL: Encodes a DCS code and Decodes a CTCSS tone.
Select the desired operating mode from the selections shown above.
Set Mode Item 48
[
SQL.TYP
]
Function: Selects the Tone Encoder and/or Decoder mode.
Available Values: OFF/TONE/TSQL/REV TN/DCS
Default: OFF
TONE: CTCSS Encoder
TSQL: CTCSS Encoder/Decoder
REV TN: Reverse CTCSS Decoder (Mutes receiver when matching tone is received)
DCS: Digital Coded Encoder/Decoder
Note: See also Set Mode Item 46: SPLIT regarding additional selections available during
“Split Tone” operation.
Set Mode Item 49
[
STEP
]
Function: Setting of the synthesizer steps.
Available Values: 5/10/12.5/15/20/25/50/100 kHz, or AUTO
Default: AUTO (Step automatically changes according to operating frequency.)
Set Mode Item 50
[
TN FRQ
]
Function: Setting of the CTCSS Tone Fre-
quency.
Available Values: 50 standard CTCSS tones
Default: 100.0 Hz
Set Mode Item 51
[
TOT
]
Function: Setting of the TOT time
Available Values: 1MIN - 30MIN or OFF
Default: 6MIN (minutes)
The time-out timer shuts off the transmitter after continuous transmission of the programmed
time.
CTCSS TONE FREQUENCY
(
Hz
)
67.0 69.3 71.9 74.4 77.0 79.7
82.5 85.4 88.5 91.5 94.8 97.4
100.0 103.5 107.2 110.9 114.8 118.8
123.0 127.3 131.8 136.5 141.3 146.2
151.4 156.7 159.8 162.2 165.5 167.9
171.3 173.8 177.3 179.9 183.5 186.2
189.9 192.8 196.6 199.5 203.5 206.5
210.7 218.1 225.7 229.1 233.6 241.8
250.3 254.1 – – – –
SET
(
MENU
)
MODE
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Set Mode Item 52
[
TX.LED
]
Function: Enables/Disables the TX LED while the radio is transmitting.
Available Values: LED. ON/LED.OFF
Default: LED. ON
Set Mode Item 53
[
TXSAVE
]
Function: Enables/Disables the Transmitter Battery Saver.
Available Values: SAV.OFF/ SAV. ON
Default: SAV.OFF
Set Mode Item 54
[
VFO.BND
]
Function: Enables or disables the VFO band edge limiting for the current band.
Available Values: BAND/ALL
Default: BAND
BAND: When the VFO frequency reaches the high band edge of the current band, the
VFO frequency will jump to the low band edge of the current band (or vice versa).
ALL: When the VFO frequency reaches the high edge of the current band, the VFO
frequency will jump to the low band edge of the next band (or vice versa).
Set Mode Item 55
[
WID.NAR
]
Function: Select Wide (±5 kHz) or Narrow (±2.5 kHz) TX Deviation.
Available Values: WIDE/NARROW
Default: WIDE
Note: If “Narrow” is selected, the receiver audio level is increased slightly to compensate
for the reduced deviation. The receiver IF filter bandwidth is not changed via this setting.
Set Mode Item 56
[
WX ALT
]
Function: Enables/Disables the Weather Alert Scan feature.
Available Values: ALT.OFF/ALT. ON
Default: ALT. OFF
SET
(
MENU
)
MODE
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SPECIFICATIONS
General
Frequency Ranges: RX 108 - 137 MHz (Air Band),
(Cellular Blocked) 137 - 520 MHz (AM/FM),
700 - 999.990 MHz (FM)
TX 144-148 MHz, 430-450 MHz
Channel Steps: 5/10/12.5/15/20/25/50/100 kHz
Frequency Stability: ±5 ppm @ 14 ºF to 122 ºF (–10 °C to +50 °C)
Repeater Shift: ±600 kHz (144 MHz), ±1.6/5.0/7.6 MHz (430 MHz)
Emission Type: F2D, F3E
Antenna Impedance: 50 Ω
Supply Voltage: Nominal: 7.2 V DC, Negative Ground
(Negative Ground) Operating: 6.0 ~ 16.0 V DC (EXT DC Jack)
11.0 ~ 16.0 V DC (EXT DC Jack with Charging)
Current Consumption: 125 mA (Receive)
(Approx. @7.2 V) 45 mA (144 MHz, Standby, Saver Off)
47 mA (430 MHz, Standby, Saver Off)
19 mA (Standby, Saver On)
0.8 mA (Auto Power Off)
1.3 A (5 W TX, 144 MHz)
1.5 A (5 W TX, 430 MHz)
Operating Temperature: –4 ºF to 140 ºF (–20 °C to +60 °C)
Case Size: 2.3” (W) x 4.3” (H) x 1.2” (D) (58 x 109 x 30 mm)
(W/O knob, antenna, and belt clip)
Weight: 13.05 Oz (370 g) with FNB-83, and antenna
Transmitter
RF Power Output: 5.0 W (High) / 2.0 W (Middle) / 0.5 W (Low) (Approx.)
Modulation Type: Variable Reactance F2D, F3E
Maximum Deviation: ±5.0 kHz (F2D, F3E)
Spurious Emission: At least 60 dB down (@ High and Middle power)
At least 40 dB down (@ Low power)
Microphone Impedance: 2 kΩ
Receiver
Circuit Type: Double-Conversion Superheterodyne
Intermediate Frequencies: 1st: 47.25 MHz, 2nd: 450 kHz
Sensitivity : 0.8 µV TYP for 10 dB SN (108-137 MHz, AM)
(Cellular Blocked) 0.2 µV for 12 dB SINAD (137-140 MHz, FM)
0.16 µV for 12 dB SINAD (140-150 MHz, FM)
0.2 µV for 12 dB SINAD (150-174 MHz, FM)
0.3 µV TYP for 12 dB SINAD (174-300 MHz, FM)
0.8 µV for 10 dB SN (300-336 MHz, AM)
0.25 µV for 12 dB SINAD (336-420 MHz, FM)
0.2 µV for 12 dB SINAD (400-470 MHz, FM)
0.25 µV for 12 dB SINAD (470-520 MHz, FM)
0.5 µV TYP for 12 dB SINAD (800-900 MHz, FM)
0.8 µV TYP for 12 dB SINAD (800-999.990 MHz, FM)
Selectivity: 12 kHz/35 kHz (–6 dB /–60 dB)
AF Output: 400 mW @ 8 W for 10 % THD (@ 7.5 V)
Specifications are subject to change without notice, and are guaranteed within the 144 and 430
MHz amateur bands only. Frequency ranges will vary according to transceiver version; check
with your dealer.
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“AUTO” MODE PRESET OPERATING PARAMETERS
FREQENCY RANGE
(
MHZ
)
MODE STEP
108.000 - 137.000 AM 25 kHz
137.000 - 144.000 FM 12.5 kHz
144.000 - 148.000 FM 5 kHz
148.000 - 156.000 FM 12.5 kHz
156.000 - 157.450 FM 25 kHz
157.450 - 160.600 FM 12.5 kHz
160.600 - 160.975 FM 25 kHz
160.975 - 161.500 FM 12.5 kHz
161.500 - 162.900 FM 25 kHz
162.900 - 174.000 FM 12.5 kHz
FREQENCY RANGE
(
MHZ
)
MODE STEP
174.000 - 222.000 FM 50 kHz
222.000 - 225.000 FM 5 kHz
225.000 - 300.000 FM 12.5 kHz
300.000 - 336.000 AM 100 kHz
336.000 - 420.000 FM 12.5 kHz
420.000 - 450.000 FM 25 kHz
450.000 - 470.000 FM 12.5 kHz
470.000 - 520.000 FM 50 kHz
700.000 - 800.000 FM 50 kHz
800.000 - 999.990 FM 12.5 kHz
1. Changes or modifications to this device not expressly approved by VERTEX
STANDARD could void the user’s authorization to operate this device.
2. This device complies with part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to
the following two conditions: (1) This device may not cause harmful
interference, and (2) this device must accept any interference including
received, interference that may cause undesired operation.
3. The scanning receiver in this equipment is incapable of tuning, or readily
being altered, by the User to operate within the frequency bands allocated
to the Domestic public Cellular Telecommunications Service in Part 22.
WARNING: MODIFICATION OF THIS DEVICE TO RECEIVE CELLULAR
RADIOTELEPHONE SERVICE SIGNALS IS PROHIBITED UNDER FCC RULES
AND FEDERAL LAW.
DECLARATION BY MANUFACTURER
The Scanner receiver is not a digital scanner and is incapable of being converted
or modified to a digital scanner receiver by any user.
Printed in Japan Copyright 2004
VERTEX STANDARD CO., LTD.
All rights reserved.
No portion of this manual
may be reproduced
without the permission of
VERTEX STANDARD CO., LTD.
0406x-0X
E H 0 1 7 M 1 0 0

Contents
General Description ......................................... 1 Accessories & Options ..................................... 2 Controls & Connections .................................. 3 Top & Front Panel .......................................... 3 LCD ................................................................ 4 Side Panel ....................................................... 5 Keypad ........................................................... 6 Installation of Accessories ............................... 8 Antenna Installation ....................................... 8 Installation of FNB-83 Battery Pack ............. 8 Battery Charging ............................................ 9 Low Battery Indication ................................ 10 Installation of FBA-25A Battery Case ......... 10 Interface of Packet TNCs .............................. 11 Operation ........................................................ 12 Switching Power On and Off ....................... 12 Adjusting the Audio Volume Level and Squelch Setting ....................................... 12 Selecting the Operating Band ...................... 13 Frequency Navigation .................................. 13 Transmission ................................................ 15 Advanced Operation ...................................... 16 Keyboard Locking ........................................ 16 Keypad/LCD Illumination ........................... 17 Disabling the Keypad Beeper ...................... 17 RF Squelch ................................................... 18 Checking the Battery Voltage ...................... 18 Repeater Operation ........................................ 19 Repeater Shifts ............................................. 19 Automatic Repeater Shift (ARS) ................. 19 Manual Repeater Shift Activation ............... 20 CTCSS/DCS Operation ................................. 22 CTCSS Operation ........................................ 22 DCS Operation ............................................. 23 Tone Search Scanning ................................. 24 CTCSS/DCS Bell Operation ........................ 25 Split Tone Operation .................................... 25 Tone Calling (1750 Hz) ............................... 26 Memory Mode ................................................ 28 Memory Storage ........................................... 28 Storing Independent Transmit Frequencies (“Odd Split”) ........ 28 Memory Recall ............................................. 29 HOME Channel Memory ............................. 29 Labeling Memories ...................................... 30 Memory Offset Tuning ................................ 31 Deleting Memories ....................................... 32 Moving Memory Data to the VFO ............... 32 Memory Bank Operation ............................. 33 Memory Only Mode ..................................... 34 Weather Broadcast Channels ....................... 34 Scanning .......................................................... 35 VFO Scanning .............................................. 35 Manual VFO Scan ................................... 35 Programmed VFO Scan ........................... 36 Memory Scanning ........................................ 37 How to Skip (Omit) a Channel during Memory Scan Operation .............. 37 Preferential Memory Scan ....................... 38 Memory Bank Scan ................................. 39 Weather Alert Scan ...................................... 39 Programmable (Band Limit) Memory Scan (PMS) ........................................................... 40 “Priority Channel” Scanning (Dual Watch) ................................................ 41 Automatic Lamp Illumination on Scan Stop ................................................ 43 Band Edge Beeper ........................................ 43 EPCS (Enhanced Paging & Code Squelch) ............. 44 Storing the CTCSS Tone Pairs for EPCS Operation ..................................... 44 Activating the Enhanced Paging & Code Squelch System .................................. 45 Paging Answer Back .................................... 45 Emergency Feature ........................................ 46 Emergency Channel Operation .................... 46 Emergency Automatic ID (EAI) Feature ..... 46 Smart Search Operation ................................ 48 Internet Connection Feature ......................... 49 ARTS (Automatic Range Transponder System) ....... 51 DTMF Operation ........................................... 54 Miscellaneous Settings ................................... 56 Password ...................................................... 56 Programming the Key Assignment .............. 57 Changing the Channel Steps ........................ 57 Changing the Receiving Mode .................... 58 Receive Battery Saver Setup ........................ 59 TX Battery Saver .......................................... 59 Disabling the TX/BUSY Indicator .............. 60 Automatic Power-Off (APO) Feature .......... 60 Transmitter Time-Out Timer (TOT) ............ 61 Busy Channel Lock-Out (BCLO) ................ 61 Mono Band Operation ................................. 62 Changing the TX Deviation Level ............... 62 DCS Code Inversion .................................... 63 Reset Procedures ............................................ 64 Cloning ............................................................ 65 Set Mode .......................................................... 66 Specifications .................................................. 79 “AUTO” Mode Preset Operating Parameters .... 80

GENERAL DESCRIPTION
The FT-60R is a dual band FM transceiver with extensive receive frequency coverage, providing local-area two-way amateur communications along with unmatched monitoring capability. The FT-60R’s small size allows you to take it anywhere - hiking, skiing, or while walking around town - and its operating flexibility brings the user many avenues of operating enjoyment. Its incredibly tiny FNB-83 Rechargeable Nickel-Metal Hydride Battery Pack provides up to 5 Watts of transmit power on 144 MHz and 430 MHz Amateur Bands. Besides 144- and 430-MHz transceive operation, the FT-60R provides receive coverage of the VHF and UHF TV bands, the VHF AM aircraft band, and a wide range of commercial and public safety frequencies! New and exciting features of the FT-60R are the Emergency Automatic ID (EAI) function, that will automatically cause your FT-60R to transmit your callsign and engage your rig’s microphone, even if you are disabled and unable to press the PTT switch; Enhanced Paging and Code Squelch (EPCS), that allows you to page a particular station and only receive calls from that station, if desired; and a security Password feature, that will allow you to turn on and operate your transceiver only after you enter your Password. Additional features include a convenient access key for Vertex Standard’s WIRES™ (Wide-coverage Internet Repeater Enhancement System), a transmit Time-Out Timer (TOT), Automatic Power-Off (APO), Automatic Repeater Shift (ARS), Yaesu’s exclusive ARTS™ (Auto-Range Transponder System) which “beeps” the user when you move out of communications range with another ARTS™ equipped station, plus provision for reduction of the TX deviation in areas of high channel congestion. And an RF squelch circuit allows the owner to set the squelch to open at a programmable setting of the S-Meter, thus reducing guesswork in setting the squelch threshold. We appreciate your purchase of the FT-60R, and encourage you to read this manual thoroughly, so as to learn about the many exciting features of your exciting new Yaesu hand-held transceiver!

FT-60R OPERATING MANUAL

1

ACCESSORIES & OPTIONS
SUPPLIED ACCESSORIES
FNB-83 NC-88B/C Belt Clip Antenna Operating Manual Warranty Card 7.2 V, 1,400 mAh Rechargeable Nickel-Metal Hydride Battery Pack Overnight Battery Charger (10-Hour)

AVAILABLE OPTIONS
FNB-83 FBA-25A CD-29B/C NC-88B/C CN-3 CT-27 CT-44 E-DC-5B E-DC-6 MH-34B4B MH-37A4B VC-25 7.2 V, 1,400 mAh Rechargeable Nickel-Metal Hydride Battery Pack Compact Dry Battery Case for 6 AA-size cells Rapid Charger (1.5-Hour) Overnight Battery Charger (10-Hours) BNC-to-SMA Adapter Cloning Cable Microphone Adapter DC Cable with Cigarette-Lighter Adapter DC Cable; plug and wire only Speaker/Microphone Ear piece/Microphone VOX Headset

: “B” suffix is for use with 100-120 VAC, “C” suffix is for use with 230-240 VAC. Availability of accessories may vary. Some accessories are supplied as standard per local requirements, while others may be unavailable in some regions. Consult your Yaesu dealer for details regarding these and any newly-available options. Connection of any non-Yaesuapproved accessory, should it cause damage, may void the Limited Warranty on this apparatus.

2

FT-60R OPERATING MANUAL

Microphone The internal microphone is located here.CONTROL & CONNECTIONS Antenna Jack (TOP & FRONT PANEL) Connect the supplied rubber flex antenna (or another antenna presenting a 50-Ohm impedance) here. The functions of the keys are described in detail on the pages to follow. Keypad These 16 keys select many of most important operating features on the FT-60R. VOL/PWR Knob Turn this control clockwise to turn the radio on and to increase the volume. Counter-clockwise rotation into the click-stop will turn the radio off. TX/BUSY Indicator Lamp This indicator glows green when the squelch opens. DIAL Knob This (inner) 20-position detented rotary switch is used for setting the operating frequency. SQL Knob This (outer) control is used to silence background noise on the receiver. and also is used for menu selections and other adjustments. Speaker The internal speaker is located here. It should be advanced clockwise just to the point where the noise is silenced (and the green “BUSY” indicator turns off). as indicated on the next page. FT-60R OPERATING MANUAL 3 . and turns red during transmit. LCD (Liquid Crystal Display) The display shows current operating condition.

& PO Meter Low TX Power Selected Repeater Shift Direction (LCD) Dual Watch Active Automatic Power-Off Active Internet Connection Feature Active Bell Alerm Active Operating Frequency Battery Indicator Battery Saver Active CTCSS/DSC Operation 4 FT-60R OPERATING MANUAL .CONTROL & CONNECTIONS Memory Channel Number Skip Memory Channel or Preferential Memory Channel Priority Channel Memory Bank Active Operating Mode Secondary Keypad Active Key Lock Active S.

allowing you to hear very weak signals near the background noise level temporarily. press this switch again. You can change the primary (press key) function of this switch. and ground.CONTROL & CONNECTIONS PTT (Push To Talk) Switch (SIDE PANEL) Press this switch to transmit. See page 17 for details. then press this switch to activate the backlighting lamp continuously. MIC /SP EXT DC Jack This coaxial DC jack allows connection to an external DC power source (6-16V DC). MONI Switch Pressing this switch disables the noise squelching action. Press the [F/W] key on the keypad first. earphone audio. if you prefer. Press the [F/W] key on the keypad first. and release it (to receive) after your transmission is completed. The center pin of this jack is the Positive (+) connection. LAMP Switch Pressing this switch illuminates the LCD and keypad for five seconds. To turn the lamp off. MIC/SP Jack This four-conductor miniature jack provides connection points for microphone audio. after which the back-lighting will automatically turn off. Press this switch again to resume normal (quiet) monitoring. then press this switch to “open” the squelch continuously. PTT. EXT DC FT-60R OPERATING MANUAL 5 .

” or repetitions “simplex”) during repeater operation Activates the EMERGENCY function 1 None 1 Primary Function (PRESS KEY) Secondary Function (PRESS [F/W] + KEY) Third Function (PRESS & HOLD KEY) Frequency entry digit “7” Frequency entry digit “8” Activates the EPCS (Enhanced Paging & Code Squelch) feature Selects the Memory Scan “Skip” channel-selection mode None None Primary Function (PRESS KEY) Secondary Function (PRESS [F/W] + KEY) Third Function (PRESS & HOLD KEY) Switches the frequency control between the VFO and Memory Systems Activates the Priority (Dual Watch) function Starts the programmable scanner upward (toward a higher frequency or a higher channel number) Activates the Internet Connection feature Frequency entry digit “0” Engages the Set (Menu) Mode Enables Internet access code selection 1: You can program the secondary (press [F/W] key +) function of the key to another function. See page 57 for details. if desired.CONTROL & CONNECTIONS Primary Function (PRESS KEY) Secondary Function (PRESS [F/W] + KEY) Third Function (PRESS & HOLD KEY) (KEYPAD) Frequency entry digit “1” Frequency entry digit “2” Activates the CTCSS or DCS Operation Recalls the “Weather” broadcast channel bank Selects the CTCSS tone or DCS code number Activates the ARTS feature Primary Function (PRESS KEY) Secondary Function (PRESS [F/W] + KEY) Third Function (PRESS & HOLD KEY) Frequency entry digit “4” Frequency entry digit “5” Selects the direction of the uplink Selects the CTCSS/DCS Bell ringer frequency shift (either “–. 6 FT-60R OPERATING MANUAL .” “+.

CONTROL & CONNECTIONS Primary Function (PRESS KEY) Secondary Function (PRESS [F/W] + KEY) Third Function (PRESS & HOLD KEY) (KEYPAD) Frequency entry digit “3” Increases the VFO frequency by one step or moves the memory channel to the next-highest channel Tunes the VFO frequency upward in 1 MHz steps Starts the scanner upward (toward a higher frequency or a higher channel number) Selects the desired transmit power output level Activates the Smart Search feature Primary Function (PRESS KEY) Secondary Function (PRESS [F/W] + KEY) Third Function (PRESS & HOLD KEY) Frequency entry digit “6” Decreases the VFO frequency by one step or moves the memory channel to the next-lowest channel Tunes the VFO frequency downward in 1 MHz steps Starts the scanner downward (toward a lower frequency or a lower channel number) 2 Activates the Key Lockout feature Activates the Key Lockout feature Primary Function (PRESS KEY) Secondary Function (PRESS [F/W] + KEY) Third Function (PRESS & HOLD KEY) Frequency entry digit “9” Reverses the transmit and receive frequencies while working through a repeater Switches to the “Home” (favorite frequency) Channel Selects the DTMF mode None None Primary Function (PRESS KEY) Secondary Function (PRESS [F/W] + KEY) Third Function (PRESS & HOLD KEY) Moves operation to the nexthighest frequency band while in the VFO mode Activates the “Memory “Tune” mode while in the Memory Recall mode Moves operation to the next-lowest frequency band Activates the “Secondary” key function Disables the “Secondary” key function Selects the bandwidth for the Activates the “Memory Write” mode programmable scanner while in the (for memory channel storage) VFO mode 2: You can exchange the function between primary (press key) function and secondary (press [F/W] key +) function. See page 74 for details. FT-60R OPERATING MANUAL 7 . if desired.

To install the supplied antenna. Open the BatClose the Battery Pack Latch tery Pack Latch on the bottom of the radio. never hold the upper part of the antenna while screwing it onto the mating connector on the transceiver. Do not over-tighten by use of extreme force. 8 EXT DC MIC /SP FT-60R OPERATING MANUAL .5:1 or lower. you may wish to connect an antenna designed specifically for that frequency range. When installing the supplied antenna. If you have an old battery pack which is displaying capacity which has become diminished. Notes: Never transmit without having an antenna connected. Installation of the battery is easy and quick: Insert the battery pack into the battery compartment on the back of the Pack radio while tilting the Belt Clip outward. the FNB-83 may be used for approximately 300 charge cycles. and cannot be expected to provide high performance at all frequencies. then slide the battery downward and out from the radio while tilting the Belt Clip out of the way. as the supplied antenna is necessarily a compromise outside the Amateur bands. for enhanced reception on certain non-Amateur frequencies. If using an external antenna for transmission.INSTALLATION OF ACCESSORIES ANTENNA INSTALLATION The supplied antenna provides good results over the entire frequency range of the transceiver. However.” To remove the battery. after which operating time may be expected to decrease. you should replace the pack with a new one. hold the bottom end of the antenna. ensure that the SWR presented to the transceiver is 1. INSTALLATION OF FNB-83 BATTERY PACK The FNB-83 is a high-performance Ni-MH battery providing high capacity in a compact package. turn the radio off and remove any protective cases. then close the ttery e Ba ll th Battery Pack Latch until it locks in place Insta with a “Click. to avoid excessive feedline loss. Under normal use. then screw it onto the mating connector on the transceiver until it is snug.

to the EXT DC jack. Long term overcharging can degrade the Ni-MH battery pack and significantly shorten its useful life. A fully-discharged pack will be charged completely in 10 hours. or its charge is depleted. as shown in the illustration. If only 12 ~ 16 Volt DC power is available. Disconnect the NC-88 from the EXT DC jack and the AC line outlet. Do not leave the NC-88 connected to the transceiver for continuous periods in excess of 24 hours. the optional E-DC-5B DC Adapter (with its cigarette lighter plug) may also be used for charging the battery. so we do not recommend its use adjacent to such devices.INSTALLATION OF ACCESSORIES BATTERY CHARGING If the battery has never been used. AC line outlet EXT DC jack FT-60R OPERATING MANUAL 9 . Please be advised that the NC-88 may contribute noise to TV and radio reception in the immediate vicinity. it may be charged by connecting the NC-88 Overnight Battery Charger. Important Note The NC-88 is not designed to power the transceiver for operation (reception or transmission).

indicating that the the “ battery pack must be recharged before further use. When installing batteries. insert the (–) end first. the voltage will gradually become lower.INSTALLATION OF ACCESSORIES LOW BATTERY INDICATION As your battery discharges during use. 10 FT-60R OPERATING MANUAL . Avoid recharging Ni-MH batteries before the “ ” indicator is observed. paying attention to the polarity indicated inside the case. ” icon will blink on the LCD display. INSTALLATION OF FBA-25A ALKALINE BATTERY CASE (OPTION) The optional FBA-25A Battery Case allows operation of the FT-60R using six “AA” size Alkaline batteries. When the battery voltage is becoming too low for reliable operation. The FBA-25A does not contain the thermal and over-current protection circuits (provided in the “FNB” series of Ni-MH Battery Packs) required when utilizing Ni-Cd and Ni-MH cells. for this reason. Always replace all six batteries at the same time. as this can degrade the charge capacity of your Ni-MH battery pack. They should be considered an emergency backup power source only. Note that the power output and battery life will be much shorter when using Alkaline AA cells. The FBA-25A must not be used with rechargeable cells. then press in the (+) end so the battery snaps into place.

as with voice operation.INTERFACE OF PACKET TNCS The FT-60R may be used for Packet operation. You may also build your own cable. The audio level from the receiver to the TNC may be adjusted by using the VOL knob. causing your TNC not to receive the full data burst. per the diagram below. When you are operating on Packet. MIC/SP EAR 10µF + MIC 2 kΩ SP GND MIC PTT GND TNC CT-44 FT-60R OPERATING MANUAL 11 . so as to prevent voltage spikes from possibly damaging your transceiver. See page 59 for details regarding Battery Saver setup. using the optional CT-44 microphone adapter (available from your Yaesu dealer) for easy interconnection to commonly-available connectors wired to your TNC. switch the Receive Battery Saver OFF. The input level to the FT-60R from the TNC should be adjusted at the TNC side. Be sure to turn the transceiver and TNC off before connecting the cables. using a fourconductor miniature phone plug. the optimum input voltage is approximately 5 mV at 2000 Ohms. as the “sleep” cycle may “collide” with the beginning of an incoming Packet transmission.

To turn the radio off.OPERATION Hi! I’m R. if your friends have radios equipped with DCS (Digital Coded Squelch) like your FT-60R has. Connect the antenna to the top panel Antenna jack. and I’ll be helping you along as you learn the many features of the FT-60R. I know you’re anxious to get on the air. The current DC supply voltage will be indicated on the display for 2 seconds. slightly past the point where the background noise is muted. and that the battery is fully charged. Rotate the top panel’s VOL knob out of the click-stop to turn on the radio.let’s get operating! SWITCHING POWER ON AND OFF Be sure the Battery Pack is installed. This feature allows you to set the squelch so that only signals exceeding a certain S-meter level will open the squelch. the display will resume its normal indication of the operating frequency. This is the point of best sensitivity to weak signals. ADJUSTING THE AUDIO VOLUME LEVEL AND SQUELCH SETTING At first. using the background noise as a reference. Radio. See page 18 for details. Now. you may need to consider “Tone Squelch” operation using the built-in CTCSS Decoder. try using that mode for silent monitoring of busy channels. Or. After this 2 second interval. . so you’ll get the most out of this fantastic new transceiver. . Now. turn the VOL knob fully counter-clockwise into the click stop position. but I encourage you to read the “Operation” section of this manual as thoroughly as possible. set the SQL knob fully counter-clockwise. 2) If you’re operating in an area of high RF pollution. F. you may rotate the VOL knob to adjust the receiver level for a comfortable listing level. 1) A special “RF Squelch” feature is provided on this radio. 12 FT-60R OPERATING MANUAL . turn the SQL knob clockwise. and we recommend that you not rotate the SQL knob very much past the point where the background noise is just silenced. This feature will keep your radio quiet until a call is received from a station sending a carrier which contains a matching (subaudible) CTCSS tone. To set the squelch.

Clockwise rotation of the DIAL causes the FT-60R to be tuned toward a higher frequency.300. If you press the [F/W] key momentarily.520. you BAND FREQUENCY RANGE may initiate manual tuning (or scanning) per 144 MHz Band 108.200. then press the [BAND(BAND DN)] key. press the [F/W] key first.999.000 . frequency steps of 1 MHz will be selected.000 MHz 700. then rotate the DIAL. This feature is extremely useful for making rapid frequency excursions over the wide tuning range of the FT-60R. while counter-clockwise rotation will lower the operating frequency.000 MHz 400.000 MHz 250 MHz Band 200.990 MHz FREQUENCY NAVIGATION The FT-60R will initially be operating in the “VFO” mode. 850 MHz 144 MHz 250 MHz 350 MHz 430 MHz 850 MHz …… If you wish to move the operating band selection downward (toward a lower frequency band).000 .000 . 350 MHz 250 MHz 144 MHz 850 MHz 430 MHz 350 MHz …… Once you have selected the desired band.400. FT-60R OPERATING MANUAL 13 .000 . 350 MHz Band 430 MHz Band 850 MHz Band 300.OPERATION SELECTING THE OPERATING BAND [BAND(BAND DN)] key repetitively.000 MHz the discussion in the next chapter. Three basic frequency navigation methods are available on the FT-60R: 1) Tuning Dial Rotation of the DIAL allows tuning in the pre-programmed steps established for the current operating band. a channelized system which allows free tuning throughout the currently-selected operating band.000 . You will Press the see the LCD indication move toward a higher frequency band each time you press the [BAND(BAND DN)] key.

instead of a higher frequency).e.560 MHz. [1] [4] [6] [5] [6] [2] 3) Scanning Press and hold in either the [ (MHz)] or [ (MHz)] key for one second to initiate upward or downward scanning. Press the PTT switch momentarily to cancel the scanning. it does not cause transmission to occur. respectively (Manual VFO Scan). The FT-60R will then hold on that frequency according to the setting of the “RESUME” mode (Set Mode Item 34: RESUME). Details regarding sub-band setup may be found on page 36. just rotate the DIAL one click in the counter-clockwise direction while the FT-60R is scanning. press and hold in the [V/M(PRI)] key for one second to begin scanning toward a higher frequency within the previously-defined sub-band (Programmed VFO Scan). Examples: To enter 146. 14 FT-60R OPERATING MANUAL . from the VFO mode. (Manual VFO Scan) (Programmed VFO Scan) The scanner will stop when it receives a signal strong enough to break through the Squelch threshold. rotate the DIAL one click clockwise. To revert to scanning toward a higher frequency once more.OPERATION FREQUENCY NAVIGATION 2) Direct Keypad Frequency Entry The desired operating frequency may be entered directly from the keypad. To enter a frequency from the keypad.5 kHz). toward a lower frequency. just press the numbered digits on the keypad in the proper sequence. If you wish to reverse the direction of the scan (i. See page 35 for details regarding Scan Operation. press [1] [4] [6] [5] [6] [0] To enter 146. For scanning within a limited sub-band range. The scanning direction will be reversed. This only stops the scan.5625 MHz (in 12.

full scale deflection confirms “High Power” operation.OPERATION TRANSMISSION Once you have set up an appropriate frequency inside one of the 144 MHz or 430 MHz Amateur bands on which the FT-60R can transmit. To transmit. and the radio will remember the different settings on both bands. the power level will revert to the previously-selected (“Low” or “Medium” power) setting. while deflection of two bars indicates “Low Power” operation. described in the next chapter. press the PTT switch. and “LOW” (0. release the PTT switch. When you have made your choice. press the PTT switch to save the new setting and return to normal operation. 1) The FT-60R is smart! You can set up Low power on the 144 MHz band. you can press the [F/W] key. so you don’t waste battery power when using very close-in repeaters! 2) When you are operating on the “Low” or “Medium” power setting. 1) If you’re just talking to friends in the immediate area.5 W). And don’t forget: always have an antenna connected when you transmit. Available selections are “HIGH” (5 W). then press the [3(TX PO)] key. Five bars indicates “Medium Power” operation. 2) Transmission is possible only on the 144 MHz and 430 MHz bands. The LCD shows the current power output level. During transmission. while leaving 430 MHz on High power. the relative power level will be indicated on the bar graph at the bottom of the LCD. Changing the Transmitter Power Level To change the power level: Press the [F/W] key. and speak into the front panel microphone (located in the lower left-hand corner of the speaker grille) in a normal voice level. And when you store memories. FT-60R OPERATING MANUAL 15 . you can store the power output settings separately in each memory. Additionally. the “LOW” icon will appear at the bottom of the display while operating on the “Low Power” and “Medium Power” settings. you’re ready to go on the air! These are the most basic steps. more advanced aspects of transmitter operation will be discussed later. To return to the receive mode. “MID” (2 W). you’ll get much longer battery life by switching to Low Power operation. After one transmission. when press the PTT switch. Rotate the DIAL knob to select the desired power output level. to cause the FT-60R to transmit (temporarily) on High power. The TX/BUSY indicator will glow red during transmission.

Press the [F/W] key. 4.ADVANCED OPERATION Now that you’re mastered the basics of FT-60R operation. To cancel locking. repeat this process. Press the [F/W] key momentarily to enable adjustment of this Item. then press the [0( )SET] key to enter the Set mode. let’s learn more about some of the really neat features. 16 FT-60R OPERATING MANUAL . or (2) press the [F/W] key. press the PTT switch to save the new setting and return to normal operation. Rotate the DIAL knob to select Set Mode Item 25: LOCK. The “ ” icon will appear on the LCD. various aspects of the FT-60R’s DIAL and keypad may be locked out. Rotate the DIAL knob to choose between one of the locking schemes as outlined above. To activate the locking feature. (1) press and hold in the [6(LOCK)] key for one second. then press the [6(LOCK)] key. The possible lockout combinations are: LK KEY: LKDIAL: LK K+D: LK PTT: LK P+K: LK P+D: LK ALL: Just the front panel keypad is locked out Just the top panel DIAL is locked out Both the keypad and DIAL are locked out (factory default) The PTT switch is locked out (TX not possible) Both the PTT switch and keypad are locked out Both the PTT switch and DIAL are locked out All of the above are locked out To lock out some or all of the keys: 1. 2. When you have made your selection. 3. KEYBOARD LOCKING In order to prevent accidental frequency change or inadvertent transmission. 5.

irrespective of the Lamp mode programmed per the above instructions. DISABLING THE KEYPAD BEEPER A keypad beeper provides useful audible feed back whenever a keypad is pressed. 5. Here is the procedure for setting up the Lamp operating mode: 1. 2. 5SEC Mode: Illuminates the Keypad/LCD lamp for five seconds when you press the LAMP switch momentarily. KEY: The beeper sounds when you press the keypad. KEY+SC: The beeper sounds when you press the keypad. Press the [F/W] key. select “KEY” or “KEY+SC (factory default)” in step 4 above. If you want to turn the beep off: 1. Rotate the DIAL knob to select Set Mode Item 24: LAMP. then press the [0( )SET] key to enter the Set mode. Three options for activating the lamp are provided: KEY Mode: Illuminates the Keypad/LCD lamp for five seconds when you rotate the DIAL knob or press the keypad or any switch (except PTT switch). Rotate the DIAL knob to change the setting to “OFF. When you have made your choice. The reddish illumination yields clear viewing of the display in a dark environment. press the PTT switch to save the new setting and return to normal operation. Rotate the DIAL knob to select Set Mode Item 6: BEEP. Press the [F/W] key. To turn the beep back on again. TOGGLE Mode: Toggles the Keypad/LCD lamp on and off when you press the LAMP switch momentarily. 3. This is the factory-programmed default setting. 3. Rotate the DIAL knob to select one of the three modes described above. Press the [F/W] key first. then press the LAMP switch to illuminate the Keypad/LCD lamp continuously until you press the LAMP key again. Press the [F/W] key momentarily to enable adjustment of this Item. then press the [0( )SET] key to enter the Set mode. 2. Press the [F/W] key momentarily to enable adjustment of this Item.” 5. 4. Press the PTT switch to save the new setting and return to normal operation. or when the scanner stops. 6. 4. with minimal degradation of your night vision. FT-60R OPERATING MANUAL 17 .ADVANCED OPERATION KEYPAD/LCD ILLUMINATION Your FT-60R includes a reddish illumination lamp which aids in nighttime operation.

To set up the RF squelch circuit for operation.ADVANCED OPERATION RF SQUELCH A special RF Squelch feature is provided on this radio. or OFF). Press the PTT switch to return to normal operation. then press the [0( )SET] key to enter the Set mode. Press the [F/W] key. 18 FT-60R OPERATING MANUAL . 3. S-4. S-6. rotate the SQL knob fully clockwise. 4. CHECKING THE BATTERY VOLTAGE The FT-60R’s microprocessor includes programming which will measure the current battery voltage. Press the [F/W] key. 5. This feature allows you to set the squelch so that only signals exceeding a certain S-meter level will open the squelch. Finally. 1. 2. use the following procedure: 1. SFULL. Rotate the DIAL knob to select Set Mode Item 12: DC VLT. 4. S-5. S-3. S-8. S-2. Rotate the DIAL knob to select Set Mode Item 37: RF SQL. Press the [F/W] key momentarily to display the current DC voltage being supplied. then press the [0( )SET] key to enter the Set mode. 2. Rotate the DIAL knob to select the desired signal strength level for the squelch threshold (S-1. 3. Press the PTT switch to save the new setting and return to normal operation. Press the [F/W] key momentarily to enable adjustment of this Item. 6.

These sub-bands are shown below. press the PTT switch to save the new setting and return to normal operation. which causes the appropriate repeater shift to be applied automatically whenever you tune into the designated repeater sub-bands in your country.REPEATER OPERATION Repeater stations. To re-enable ARS: 1. and one of these icons will appear at the top of the LCD when repeater shifts have been enabled. FT-60R OPERATING MANUAL 19 . When you have made your selection. the shift may be 1. For the 144 MHz band shift will be 600 kHz. The FT-60R includes a number of features which make repeater operation simple and enjoyable. ON. then press the [0( )SET] key to enter the Set mode. 4. Press the [F/W] key. Press the [F/W] key momentarily to enable adjustment of this Item. Depending on the part of the band in which you are operating.6 MHz. for the repeater shifts customary in your country. at the factory.6 MHz. AUTOMATIC REPEATER SHIFT (ARS) The FT-60R provides a convenient Automatic Repeater Shift feature. 2. you may have accidentally disabled it. Rotate the DIAL knob to select Set Mode Item 4: ARS. the repeater shift may be either downward ( ) or upward ( ). usually located on mountaintops or other high locations. If the ARS feature does not appear to be working. REPEATER SHIFTS Your FT-60R has been configured. 7. or 5 MHz (USA version).” 5. 3. Rotate the DIAL knob to select “ARS. on the 430 MHz band. provide a dramatic extension of the communication range for low-powered hand-held or mobile transceivers.

” “RPT. then press the [0( )SET] key to enter the Set mode. To do this.REPEATER OPERATION MANUAL REPEATER SHIFT ACTIVATION If the ARS feature has been disabled. Set the FT-60R’s frequency to the band on which you wish to change the default repeater shift (144 MHz or 430 MHz Amateur Band).OFF. press the PTT switch to save the new setting and return to normal operation. Rotate the DIAL knob to select Set Mode Item 45: SHIFT. 6. press the PTT switch to save the new setting and return to normal operation. you may set the direction of the repeater shift manually. then press the [0( )SET] key to enter the Set mode. 20 FT-60R OPERATING MANUAL . 3. If you make a change in the shift direction. you may need to change the default repeater shift so as to ensure compatibility with local operating requirements. When you have made your selection. 4.” and “RPT. don’t change the “default” repeated shifts using this Set Mode Item. Rotate the DIAL knob to select Set Mode Item 38: RPT. as shown on page 28. To do this: 1. 2. When you have made your selection. follow the procedure below: 1. when you change frequency (by rotating the DIAL knob. or if you need to set a repeater shift direction other than that established by the ARS. but still have Automatic Repeater Shift still engaged (see previous section).+. 3. Enter the transmit and receive frequencies separately. Press the [F/W] key. Press the [F/W] key momentarily to enable adjustment of this Item. If you just have one “odd” split that you need to program.–. Press the [F/W] key momentarily to enable adjustment of this Item. for example) the ARS will over-ride your manual setting of the shift direction.MOD. Turn ARS off if you do not wish this to happen. 4.” 5. Rotate the DIAL knob to select the desired shift among “RPT. 2. Changing the Default Repeater Shifts If you travel to a different region. Press the [F/W] key. Rotate the DIAL knob to select the new repeater shift magnitude. 5.

use Set Mode Item 36: REV/HM.REPEATER OPERATION MANUAL REPEATER SHIFT ACTIVATION Checking the Repeater Uplink (Input) Frequency It often is helpful to be able to check the uplink (input) frequency of a repeater. the repeater offset icon will blink. to see if the calling station is within direct (“Simplex”) range. To do this. While you are listening on the input frequency to the repeater using the [HM/RV] key. To change the configuration of this key. Press the [HM/RV] key again to cause operation to revert to normal monitoring of the repeater downlink (output) frequency. just press the [HM/RV] key. or “HM” (for instant switching to the “Home” channel for the band you are operating on). See page 75. You’ll notice that the display has shifted to the repeater uplink frequency. FT-60R OPERATING MANUAL 21 . The configuration of this key may be set either to “RV” (for checking the input frequency of a repeater).

called “CTCSS” (Continuous Tone Coded Squelch System). for access to repeaters requiring a CTCSS tone.7 82.3 131.8 118. CTCSS setup involves two actions: setting the Tone Mode and then setting of the Tone Frequency.5 94. Press the [F/W] key. This tone system.2 indicates the Tone Frequency you need to 151.7 229.5 167. Rotate the DIAL knob so that “TONE” indication appears on the display. 1) You may notice a “REV TN” indication on the display while you rotate the DIAL knob in this step. Rotate the DIAL knob until the display 123.2 be using (ask the 189. The “TSQ” icon will blink on the display when the Reverse Tone Squelch system is activated.0 79. Rotation of the DIAL knob one more “click” in step “2” above will cause the “TSQL” notation to appear.0 103. We’ll discuss the Digital Code Squelch system shortly.5 repeater owner/ 210.6 241.5 206. This helps prevent false activation of the repeater by radar or spurious signals from other transmitters.9 74.3 254.8 136.2 110. which mutes your FT-60R’s receiver until it receives a call from another radio sending out a matching CTCSS tone.0 69.8 6.7 218.0 127.3 173.8 196. this means that the Tone SQueLch system is active.5 85. 5.5 91.9 192. This can help keep your radio quiet until a specific call is received.1 225.1 233.9 183.5 141.2 165. which may be helpful while operating in congested areas of the band.4 88.4 the CTCSS frequency.4 156. then press the [1(SQ TYP)] key to enable selection of the CTCSS/ DCS mode.3 179. 2) You may notice a “DCS” indication on the display while you rotate the DIAL knob still more.5 203. These actions are set up by using the [1(SQ TYP)] key and [2(CODE)] key. 22 FT-60R OPERATING MANUAL . and is very easy to activate. 1.3 71. When “TSQL” is displayed.8 97.8 177.5 186. 2. this activates the CTCSS Encoder.8 162. is included in your FT-60R. this means that the Reverse Tone Squelch system is active.3 146. press the PTT switch to save the new setting.9 171.7 159.1 – – – – don’t know the tone frequency). When you have made your selection of the CTCSS tone mode.5 107.6 199.4 77. 3. 100.CTCSS/DCS OPERATION CTCSS OPERATION Many repeater systems require that a very-low-frequency audio tone be superimposed on your FM carrier in order to activate the repeater. Press the [ F/W ] key. which mutes your FT-60R’s receiver (instead of opening the squelch) when it receives a call from the radio sending a matched CTCSS tone.9 114.8 operator if you 250. then press the CTCSS TONE FREQUENCY (Hz) [2(CODE)] key to enable adjustment of 67. 4.

if not. 4.CTCSS/DCS OPERATION CTCSS OPERATION 7. When you have made your selection. 1. When you have made your selection.this will allow you to hear all traffic on the channel being utilized. Ask the repeater owner/opDCS CODE erator if you don’t know DCS Code. Press the [F/W] key. press the [F/W] key momentarily to save the new settings and exit to normal operation. 245 246 251 252 255 261 263 265 266 271 6. 3. repeat steps “1” through “4” above. DCS is frequently quite useful in Simplex operation if your friend(s) use transceivers equipped with this advanced feature. and it applies only to the configuration of the CTCSS/DCS frequencies. then press the [1(SQ TYP)] key to enable selection of the CTCSS/ DCS mode. if 023 025 026 031 032 036 043 047 051 053 you are working simplex. just set up the 054 065 071 072 073 074 114 115 116 122 DCS Code to be the same as that used by 125 131 132 134 143 145 152 155 156 162 165 172 174 205 212 223 225 226 243 244 your friend(s). DCS OPERATION Another form of tone access control is Digital Code Squelch. but the FT-60R is not passing audio. This is different than the usual method of restoring normal operation. The DCS Encoder/Decoder is built into your FT-60R. press 274 306 311 315 325 331 332 343 346 351 the [F/W] key momentarily to save the 356 364 365 371 411 412 413 423 431 432 445 446 452 454 455 462 464 465 466 503 new settings and 506 516 523 526 532 546 565 606 612 624 exit to normal op627 631 632 654 662 664 703 712 723 731 732 734 743 754 – – – – – – eration. Your repeater may or may not re-transmit a CTCSS tone . or DCS. Press the PTT key to save the new setting. but don’t pass it along when transmitting. but rotate the DIAL so that “TSQ” disappears . this activates the DCS Encoder/Decoder. Rotate the DIAL knob until the “DCS” indication appears on the display. Press the [F/W] key. FT-60R OPERATING MANUAL 23 . If the S-Meter deflects. It is a newer. more advanced tone system which generally provides more immunity from false paging than does CTCSS. 2. then press the [2(CODE)] key to enable adjustment of the DCS code. DCS requires that you set the Tone Mode to DCS and that you select a tone code. Just as in CTCSS operation. Your repeater system may be configured for DCS. Rotate the DIAL knob to select the desired DCS Code (a threedigit number). and operation is very similar to that just described for CTCSS.some systems just use CTCSS to control access to the repeater. 5.

When this happens. in the case of DCS. To scan for the tone in use: 1. then press the [2(CODE)] key. Set the radio up for either CTCSS or DCS Decoder operation (see the previous discussions). Some repeaters do not pass the CTCSS tone. it may be that the other station is not sending any tone. When the radio detects the correct tone or code. 2. Press and hold in the [ (MHz)] or [ (MHz)] key for one second to start scanning for the incoming CTCSS or DCS tone/ code. it will continue to scan indefinitely. “ ” will appear on the display. You can press the PTT switch to halt the scan at any time. Press the [F/W] key. Tone Scanning will resume after about a second. 24 FT-60R OPERATING MANUAL . 3. In the case of CTCSS. it will halt on that tone/code. If the Tone Scan feature does not detect a tone or code. so your receiver will remain muted until a matching DCS code is received on an incoming transmission. Switch the DCS off when you’re just tuning around the band! TONE SEARCH SCANNING In operating situations where you don’t know the CTCSS or DCS tone being used by another station or stations. Two things must be remembered in this regard: You must be sure that your repeater uses the same tone type (CTCSS vs. Tone Scanning works either in the VFO or Memory modes. and audio will be allowed to pass. you may have to listen to the station(s) transmitting on the repeater uplink (input) frequency in order to allow Tone Search Scanning to work. DCS). you can command the radio to listen to the incoming signal and scan in search of the tone being used. Press the [F/W] key to lock in that tone/code.CTCSS/DCS OPERATION DCS OPERATION Remember that the DCS is an Encode/Decode system. When you release the MONI key. You also can press the MONI key during Tone Scanning to listen to the (muted) signal from the other station. 4. “ ” will appear on the display. then press the [F/W] key again to exit to normal operation.

Press the [F/W] key. Press the PTT key momentarily to save the new setting and exit to normal operation. When the Split Tone feature is activated. Press the PTT switch momentarily to save the new setting and exit to normal operation. Press the [F/W] key. Rotate the DIAL knob to set the desired number of rings of the Bell. 5. Press the [F/W] key momentarily to enable adjustment of this Set Mode Item. then press the [0( )SET] key to enter the Set mode. from the selections shown above. FT-60R OPERATING MANUAL 25 . “CONT” (continuous ringing).CTCSS/DCS OPERATION CTCSS/DCS BELL OPERATION During CTCSS Decode or DCS operation. 2. 4. 2.” or “8 T” rings. 4. as described previously. 3.” 5. Adjust the operating frequency to the desired channel. you can see the following additional parameters following the “DCS” parameter (while selecting the tone mode by pressing [F/W] [1(SQ TYP)]): D: T DCS: DCS Encode only (the “ ” icon will blink during operation) Encodes a CTCSS Tone and Decodes a DCS code (the “ ” icon will blink and the “ ” icon will appear during operation) D TSQL: Encodes a DCS code and Decodes a CTCSS Tone (the “ ” icon will appear and the “ ” icon will blink during operation) Select the desired operating mode. Rotate the DIAL knob to select ON (to enable the Split Tone feature).” “3 T. 3. the Bell will ring in accordance with this programming. Rotate the DIAL knob to select Set Mode Item 47: SPLIT. 1. you may set up the FT-60R such that a ringing “bell” sound alerts you to the fact that a call is coming in. The available choices are “1 T. then press the [5(BELL)] key. When you are called by a station whose transceiver is sending a CTCSS tone or DCS code which matches that set into your Decoder. Here is the procedure for activating the CTCSS/DCS Bell: 1. or “OFF. Set the transceiver up for CTCSS Decode (“Tone Squelch”) or DCS operation.” “5 T. SPLIT TONE OPERATION The FT-60R can be operated in a Split Tone configuration via the Set mode.

4. 5. 3. and use the PTT key for activating the transmitter thereafter.CTCSS/DCS OPERATION TONE CALLING (1750 HZ) If the repeaters in your country require a 1750-Hz burst tone for access (typically in Europe). then press the [0( )SET] key to enter the Set mode. Rotate the DIAL knob to select Set Mode Item 26: M/T-CL. Once access to the repeater has been gained. To change the configuration of this switch. Press the [F/W] key. and a 1750Hz audio tone will be superimposed on the carrier. Press the [F/W] key momentarily to enable adjustment of this Set Mode Item. 1. we again use the Set Mode to help us. you may release the MONI key. Rotate the DIAL knob to select “TCALL” on the display. The transmitter will automatically be activated. press and hold in the MONI key for the amount of time specified by the repeater owner/operator. 26 FT-60R OPERATING MANUAL . Press the PTT switch to save the new setting and exit to normal operation. you can set the MONI key to serve as a “Tone Call” switch instead. 2. To access a repeater.

numbered “000” through “999. 10 “Weather Broadcast” Channels. These include: 1000 “Standard” memory channels. Standard Memory Channels (1000 channels) 998 999 000 PMS Memory Channels (50 Sets) L48/U48 L49/U49 L50/U50 Weather Broadcast Channels (10 channels) WX9 WX10 FT-60R OPERATING MANUAL 144 MHz Band 250 MHz Band 350 MHz Band 430 MHz Band 850 MHz Band WX1 WX2 WX3 WX4 Memory Bank 1 Memory Bank 2 Memory Bank 3 Memory Bank 4 Memory Bank 5 Memory Bank 6 Memory Bank 7 Memory Bank 8 Memory Bank 9 Memory Bank 10 Memory Banks (10 banks) HOME Channels (5 channels) L1/U1 L2/U2 L3/U3 L4/U4 1 2 3 4 27 .MEMORY MODE The FT-60R provides a wide variety of memory system resources. 50 sets of band-edge memories. also known as “Programmable Memory Scan” channels. labeled “L01/U01” through “L50/U50.” 10 Memory Banks.” 5 “Home” channels.” Each Memory Bank can be assigned up to 1000 channels from the “standard” and “PMS” memory channels. providing storage and quick recall of one prime frequency on each operating band. labeled “BANK 1” through “BANK10.

rotate the DIAL knob to select the desired memory channel. by repeating the above process. then press and hold in the [F/W] key for one second. for operation on repeaters with non-standard shift. 4. You may jump 100 memory channels. while operating in the VFO mode. Press and hold in the [F/W] key for one second.MEMORY MODE MEMORY STORAGE 1. You still will be operating in the “VFO” mode. 2. so you may now enter other frequencies. 3. The power level may also be set at this time. Storing Independent Transmit Frequencies (“Odd Splits”) All memories can store an independent transmit frequency. 28 FT-60R OPERATING MANUAL . The microprocessor will automatically select the next-available “free” channel (a memory register on which no data has been stored). Turn to the desired transmit frequency. the “ ” indication will appear in the display. if necessary). as well as any desired repeater offset. 5. and store them into additional memory locations. 4. you need to make a decision regarding channel storage. so you may not wish to make any change. 2. If you wish to select a different channel number into which to store the data. Within five seconds of releasing the [F/W] key. if you’re in a hurry (101 201 301 …) by pressing the [BAND(BAND DN)] key (multiple times. then press the [F/W] key once more momentarily while holding the PTT switch in (this does not key the transmitter). Press the [F/W] key once more to store the frequency into memory. Within five seconds of releasing the [F/W] key. Store the receive frequency using the method already described under MEMORY STORAGE (it doesn’t matter if a repeater offset is active). Be sure to set up any desired CTCSS or DCS tones. if you wish to store it. 3. Press and hold in the PTT switch. proceed to step 4. if this is the case. rotate the DIAL knob to select the same memory channel number as used in step “1” above. Whenever you recall a memory which contains independently-stored transmit and receive frequencies. To do this: 1. Select the desired frequency.

if you wish to store it. 2. To recall the HOME channel. 250 MHz Band 250. to allow quick recall of a favorite operating frequency on each band.” L50 = “1099. For example. press the [V/M(PRI)] key to enter the Memory mode. an easy way to recall memories is to key in the memory channel number.000 MHz tarily while operating either in the 850 MHz Band 850. The frequency and other data (if any) will now be stored in the special HOME channel register.” Programmable Memory channels #L1 = “1001. While the memory channel number is blinking. DEFAULT HOME CHANNELS BAND FREQUENCY 5. Rotate the DIAL knob to select the desired channel. Home Channel storage is simple to accomplish: 1.” and U50 = “1100. as well as any desired repeater offset.” HOME CHANNEL MEMORY A special one-touch “HOME” channel is available for each of operating bands.000 MHz VFO or MR mode.520 MHz 6. While operating in the VFO mode.000 MHz 430 MHz Band 446. then press the [F/W] key. press the [V/M(PRI)] key. 4. Be sure to set up any desired CTCSS or DCS tones.”) using the following numbers: Memory Channel #000 = “1000. Select the desired frequency.MEMORY MODE MEMORY RECALL 1.000 MHz press the [HM/RV] key momen350 MHz Band 350. Change the setting of Set Mode Item 35: REV/HM from “REV” to “HOME.” U1 = “1002. 3. When the radio is already set to the Memory mode. The power level may also be set at this time. You may also recall the Memory Channel #000 and Programmable Memory channels (“L01/ U01” through “L50/U50. just press the [HM/RV] key. To return to the VFO mode. Press and hold in the [F/W] key for one second.” See page 46 for details regarding this feature. press [1] [4] [F/W]. while operating in the VFO mode. You may repeat this process on the other operating bands. 144 MHz Band 146. The UHF HOME channel is the one used during “Emergency channel operation.” if it is not already set to this option (see page 75). FT-60R OPERATING MANUAL 29 . 3. 2. to recall memory channel #14.

2. 9. Press the [F/W] key momentarily to display the previously stored label (if any). then press the [0( )SET] key to enter the Set mode.MEMORY MODE LABELING MEMORIES You may wish to append an alpha-numeric “Tag” (label) to a memory or memories. 5. then re-enter the correct letter. number. press and hold in the [F/W] key for one second to confirm the label (if the label is exactly 6 characters in length. 30 FT-60R OPERATING MANUAL . Set the FT-60R to the “MR” (Memory Recall) mode. 3. A total of six characters may be used in the creation of a label. 7. If you make a mistake. press the PTT key to save the label and exit. Rotate the DIAL knob to select the Set Mode Item labeled 27: NAME. Press the PTT key to save the new setting and activate the alpha-numeric Tag. numbers. Rotate the DIAL knob to select the first digit of the desired label. 11. Press the [F/W] key. or symbols of the desired label. 6. Press the [F/W] key to move to the next character. press the [ (MHz)] key to back-space the cursor.). 5. Press the [F/W] key. 3. 4. Press the [F/W] key momentarily to enable adjustment of this Item’s setting. etc. Rotate the DIAL knob to select Set Mode Item 28: NM WRT. Recall the memory channel on which you wish to append a label. Rotate the DIAL knob to set this Set Mode Item to “ALPHA” (thus enabling the alpha-numeric display). or symbol. then press the [0( )SET] key to enter the Set mode. When you have programmed a label which is under 6 characters. 2. 8. 4. To display the alpha-numeric “Tag” (label): 1. This is easily accomplished using the Set Mode. 10. to aid in recollection of the channel’s use (such as a club name. Press the [F/W] key again to clear any previous label. When you have completed the creation of the label. 6. Repeat steps 5 through 7 to program the remaining letters. and recall the memory channel on which you wish to display its label. 1. you do not need to press and hold in [F/W]).

and you then press [F/W] again to lock in the new frequency. 4. With the FT-60R in the “MR” (Memory Recall) mode. The microprocessor will automatically set itself to the next-available clear memory location. If you wish to return to the original memory frequency. as desired. or repeater offset modifications. 5. as though you were in the “VFO” mode. rotating the DIAL knob to select “FREQ” in step 5 above. The Memory Channel number will be replaced by “tun. just press and hold in the [F/W] key for one second. the selection within Set Mode Item 27 is not applied to all memory channels at once (just the channel on which you currently are operating). you may easily tune off that channel. You may set up some memory channels to have their frequencies displayed. just press the [BAND(BAND DN)] key momentarily. while others may be set to have their Name Tag displayed. to tune to a new frequency. Press the [BAND(BAND DN)] key momentarily to activate the “Memory Tuning” feature. be sure to rotate the DIAL knob to the original memory channel number! 2) Any required CTCSS/DCS changes. Rotate the DIAL knob. 3. MEMORY OFFSET TUNING Once you have recalled a particular memory channel. select the desired memory channel. per normal memory storage procedure.” And if you have an alpha-numeric Tag displayed on the memory channel. 1) If you want to replace the original memory contents with those of the new frequency. the display will automatically revert to display of the operating frequency. so you can navigate without having to enter the Menu to change the display configuration. 2. just repeat the above procedure.MEMORY MODE LABELING MEMORIES To disable the alpha-numeric Tag (enabling the frequency display). If you wish to store a new frequency set during Memory Tuning. 1. The synthesizer steps selected for VFO operation on the current band will be the steps used during Memory Tuning. must be done before storing the data into the new (or original) memory channel location. The display will revert to display of the alpha-numeric Tag (if any) that may have originally appeared on the LCD. FT-60R OPERATING MANUAL 31 .

The previously-selected memory will be deleted. The data will now have been copied to the VFO. The procedure for deleting a channel is quite simple. If a Split Frequency Memory channel was transferred. Press the [HM/RV] key momentarily. if you like. 2. 1. if needed. 32 FT-60R OPERATING MANUAL . then rotate the DIAL knob to select the memory channel to be “deleted. Press the [BAND(BAND DN)] key momentarily to activate the “Memory Tune” feature temporarily.MEMORY MODE DELETING MEMORIES You may desire to delete the memories (except the Memory Channel “1” and Home Channel). The display will revert to memory channel #1. Select the memory channel containing the frequency data to be moved to the VFO. 2.” 3. then press and hold in the [BAND(BAND DN)] key for one second. Press the [V/M(PRI)] key. 1. although the original memory contents will remain intact on the previously-stored channel. to enter the MR mode. the TX frequency will be ignored (you will be set up for Simplex operation on the Receive frequency). the channel data cannot be recovered! MOVING MEMORY DATA TO THE VFO Data stored on memory channels can easily be moved to the VFO. Important Notice! Once deleted. Press and hold in the [F/W] key for one second.

you do not need to store them again. select “NOBANK” in step 4 above.MEMORY MODE MEMORY BANK OPERATION The large number of memories available in the FT-60R could be difficult to utilize without some means of organizing them.000 MHz 145. then press the [V/M(PRI)] key momentarily.800 MHz 436. if needed. to enter the Memory mode. 3. To exit from Memory Bank operation. Press the [V/M(PRI)] key. then rotate the DIAL knob to select the Memory Bank number you want as the Memory Bank for this channel (“BANK 1” ~ “BANK10”). 4. 2) The PMS memory channels (L1/U1 through L50/U50) may not be assigned to a Memory Bank. the FT-60R includes provision for dividing the memories into as many as ten Memory Groups. now. FT-60R OPERATING MANUAL 33 . Fortunately.620 MHz CH 998 436.000 MHz 435.780 MHz CH 999 128. 5. 2.600 MHz Memory Bank “5” Air Band Channels Memory Bank Recall 1. so you can categorize the memories in a manner convenient to you. 3. Recall the memory channel to be assigned to a Memory Bank. The “ ” indication will appear at the left side of the frequency display while operating within a Memory Bank. Press the [V/M(PRI)] key momentarily. Press and hold in the [BAND(BAND DN)] key. You are now in the “standard” Memory Recall mode. Memory Channel 1 ) Yo u m a y a s s i g n o n e memory channel into several Memory Banks. you will observe that you can only select memory channels in the current memory bank.000 MHz 128.800 MHz Memory Bank “1” Memory Bank “2” 144 MHz Amateur Band Channels 430 MHz Amateur Band Channels Memory Bank “3” Memory Bank “4” Club Channels All Amateur Band Channels CH 997 145. The memories stored in the various Banks will remain in those banks. Assigning Memories to a Memory Bank 1. press and hold in the [BAND(BAND DN)] key. 2. rotate the DIAL knob to select the new Memory Bank. then rotate the DIAL knob to select the desired Memory Bank (“BANK 1” through “BANK10”). CH 000 CH 001 CH 002 CH 003 CH 004 CH 005 CH 006 145. however. without utilization of the Memory Banks.500 MHz 145. You may enter and exit the “Memory Group” mode by a single press of the [BAND(BAND DN)] key. as we shall see below. as you rotate the DIAL knob to select memories. Press and hold in the [BAND(BAND DN)] key for one second.500 MHz 435. To change to another Memory Bank. Press and hold in the [F/W] key for one second to copy the memory channel data into the Memory Bank.

To place the radio into the Memory Only mode: 1.475 MHz 08 161.775 MHz key. whereby VFO operation is impossible. When the scanner pauses on a station.500 MHz 02 165.275 MHz again. then press the [F/W] key. If you wish to scan this bank to search for louder stations. such as severe thunderstorms and hurricanes. 3. 03 162.400 MHz 07 165. Turn the radio off.550 MHz 06 162. 3. WEATHER BROADCAST CHANNELS (U.450 MHz 10 163. VERSION) The VHF Weather Broadcast Station Memory Channel Bank has been pre-programmed at the factory. Rotate the DIAL knob to select the desired Weather Broadcast channel. or press and hold in the [1(SQ TYP)] key 05 162.MEMORY MODE MEMORY ONLY MODE Once memory channel programming has been completed. Press and hold in the [1(SQ TYP)] key for one second to recall the Weather Broadcast Memory Bank. Severe Weather Alert In the event of extreme weather disturbances.525 MHz to restart the scan. 2. Rotate the DIAL knob to select the “F5 M-ONLY” option. for quick selection of NOAA weather information stations. you may place the radio in a “Memory Only” mode. See page 39 for details regarding activation of this mode. This may be particularly useful during public-service events. where a number of operators may be using the radio for first time. just press the PTT switch. S. or press it twice 01 162. press the CH FREQUENCY CH FREQUENCY PTT key once to halt the scan. 34 FT-60R OPERATING MANUAL . the NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration) sends a weather alert accompanied by a 1050 Hz tone and subsequent weather report on one of the NOAA weather channels.425 MHz 09 161. 1. To exit to normal operation. repeat the above power-on procedure. Press and hold in the MONI switch (just below the PTT switch) while turning the radio on. press the [V/M(PRI)] 04 162.650 MHz 4. To return to normal operation. and ultimate simplicity of channel selection is desired. 2.

If and when the scanner encounters a signal strong enough to open the squelch. the entire operating band. the scanner will halt on a signal it encounters. 4. the scanner will likely remain on this frequency indefinitely. 3. Rotate the DIAL knob to select Set Mode Item 35: RESUME. FT-60R OPERATING MANUAL 35 . 5. HOLD: In this mode. and will hold there for five seconds. then press the [0( )SET] key to enter the Set mode. Select the VFO mode by pressing the [V/M(PRI)] key. If you do not take action to disable the scanner within that time period. Two seconds after the carrier has dropped because the other station(s) ceased transmission. respectively. 2. or a portion of that band. if necessary.” Manual VFO Scan 1. In the case of constant-carrier signals like Weather Station broadcasts. 3. take a moment to select the way in which you would like the scanner to resume scanning after it halts on a signal.SCANNING The FT-60R allows you to scan just the memory channels.” VFO SCANNING The FT-60R provides two VFO scanning functions: “Manual VFO Scanning” and “Programmed VFO Scanning. if you like. Scanning operation is basically the same in each of the above modes. the scanner will halt on a signal it encounters. so you can talk to the station(s) on that frequency. To set the Scan-Resume mode: 1. TIME: In this mode. the decimal point of the frequency display will blink during this “Pause” condition. Before you begin. The default condition for this Set Mode Item is “BUSY. 2. you must manually re-initiate scanning if you wish to resume. Press the [F/W] key momentarily to enable adjustment of this Set Mode Item. the scanner will halt on a signal it encounters. It will halt on signals encountered. the scanner will resume even if the stations are still active. press the PTT key to save the new setting and exit to normal operation. When you have made your selection. It will not restart automatically. the scanner will resume. Press the [F/W] key. Press and hold in either the [ (MHz)] or [ (MHz)] key for one second to initiate upward or downward scanning. the scanner will halt temporarily. Rotate the DIAL knob to select the desired scan-resume mode. Setting the Scan-Resume Technique Three options for the Scan-Resume mode are available: BUSY: In this mode.

If and when the scanner encounters a signal strong enough to open the squelch. the scanner will halt temporarily. one click counter-clockwise). ±2 MHz. If you want to change direction of the scan while it is underway. 6. Press and hold in the [BAND(BAND DN)] key for one second. 5. if necessary. See page 78 regarding Set Mode Item 54: VFO . 5. ±5 MHz. 2. 7. and BAND. ALL. press the PTT switch or [V/M(PRI)] key. rotate the DIAL knob one click in the opposite direction (in this case. the decimal point of the frequency display will blink during this “Pause” condition. PMSX. Press and hold in the [V/M(PRI)] key for one second to start scanning. 4. The scanner will then resume according to the Scan-Resume mode selected in the previous section. Available selections are ±1 MHz. press the PTT switch or [V/M(PRI)] key. the FT-60R will be changing frequency in the upward direction.BND. Programmed VFO Scan 1. You’ll see the scanner turn around and change frequency downward! 2) You may change the scanner’s method of operation so that the VFO frequency will jump to the low band edge of the next band when the VFO frequency reaches the high edge of the current band (or vice versa). 36 FT-60R OPERATING MANUAL . ALL: The scanner will sweep all frequencies.SCANNING VFO SCANNING 4. Press the [BAND(BAND DN)] key momentarily to save the new setting and exit to normal operation. To cancel scanning. See page 40 for details. 3. then rotate the DIAL knob to select the bandwidth for the Programmed VFO scanner. To cancel scanning. BAND: The scanner will sweep frequencies only on the current band. The scanner will then resume according to the Scan-Resume mode selected in the previous section. Select the VFO mode by pressing the [V/M(PRI)] key. PMS-X: The scanner will sweep frequencies within the currently-selected PMS frequency pair. 1) When you start the Programmed VFO Scanner.

4. whether or not it is locked out of the scanning loop). if necessary. press the PTT switch or [V/M(PRI)] key. then press the [0( )SET] key to enter the Set mode. To re-institute a channel into the scanning loop. Press and hold in either the [ (MHz)] or [ (MHz)] key for one second to initiate upward or downward scanning. When you recall the “skipped” memory channel manually. 5. If and when the scanner encounters a signal strong enough to open the squelch. some continuous-carrier stations like a Weather Broadcast station will seriously impede scanner operation if you are using the “Carrier Drop” ScanResume mode. 2. if you like: Recall the Memory Channel to be skipped during scanning. 6. 3. a small “ ” icon will appear at the left of the memory channel number. To cancel scanning. Rotate the DIAL knob to select Set Mode Item 46: SKIP. 5. Select the Memory mode by pressing the [V/M(PRI)] key. How to Skip (Omit) a Channel during Memory Scan Operation As mentioned previously. of course.” The current Memory Channel will now be ignored during scanning. press the PTT key to save the setting and exit to normal operation. 4. The scanner will then resume according to the Scan-Resume mode selected in the previous section. Press the [F/W] key momentarily to enable adjustment of this Set Mode Item. respectively. The “ONLY” selection is used for “Preferential Memory Scan.” described in the next section. 2. you may recall Set Mode Item 46: SKIP by pressing [F/W] [8(P2)]. indicating it is to be ignored during scanning. the decimal point of the frequency display will blink during this “Pause” condition. When you have made your selection. the scanner will halt temporarily. Press the [F/W] key.SCANNING MEMORY SCANNING Memory scanning is similarly easy to initiate: 1. still be accessible via manual channel selection methods using the DIAL knob in the MR mode. select “OFF” in step 5 above (the “Skipped” channel will. 1. as the incoming signal will not pause long enough for the transceiver to resume scanning. Rotate the DIAL knob so as to select “SKIP. 3. In the factory default configuration. FT-60R OPERATING MANUAL 37 . Such channels may be “Skipped” during scanning.

When you have made your selection. one by one. 2. When you initiate memory scanning. Press the [F/W] key momentarily to enable adjustment of this Set Mode Item. Now. In the factory default configuration.” 6. only those channels bearing the blinking “ ” icon will be scanned. Press the [F/W] key. Press the PTT key to save the settings and exit to normal operation. 6. 2. To remove a channel from the Preferential Scan List. Rotate the DIAL knob so as to select “ONLY. you will scan all channels including those with the blinking “ ” icon appended. rotating the DIAL knob to select “OFF” in step 5 above. Press the [F/W] key momentarily to enable adjustment of this Set Mode Item.” 5.SCANNING MEMORY SCANNING Preferential Memory Scan The FT-60R also allows you to set up a “Preferential Scan List” of channels which you can “flag” within the memory system. If you initiate scanning on a channel which does not have the blinking “ ” icon appended. To cancel the Preferential Memory Scan. for the Preferential Scan List. you may recall Set Mode Item 46: SKIP by pressing [F/W] [8(P2)]. then press the [0( )SET] key to enter the Set mode. just repeat the above procedure. then press the [0( )SET] key to enter the Set mode. 4. Press the [F/W] key. 5. Recall the Memory Channel which you wish to add to the Preferential Scan List. Only the channels which have the blinking “ ” icon appended to the channel number will be scanned. Here is the procedure for setting up and using the Preferential Scan List: 1. beginning on a channel with the blinking “ ” icon appended. 3. just repeat the above procedure. 4. press the PTT key to save the settings and exit to normal operation. press and hold in either the [ (MHz)] or [ (MHz)] key for one second to initiate the Preferential Memory Scan. Rotate the DIAL knob to select Set Mode Item 46: SKIP. 7. rotating the DIAL knob to select “MEM” in step 4 above 38 FT-60R OPERATING MANUAL . Rotate the DIAL knob so as to select “ONLY. 7. Rotate the DIAL knob to select Set Mode Item 43: SCN MD. 3. To initiate Preferential Memory Scan: 1. These channels are designated by a blinking “ ” icon when you have selected them.

To enable the Memory Bank Link Scan feature: 1. ON. Repeat steps 2 and 3 above. then press the [0( )SET] key to enter the Set mode. press the PTT key to save the setting and exit to normal operation. the FT-60R will check the Weather Broadcast Memory Channels for activity every five seconds while scanning. after which regular scanning will resume for another five seconds. FT-60R OPERATING MANUAL 39 . To disable the Weather Alert Scan feature. 4.K 2). select “ALT. scanning the Weather channels quickly in search of the Alert Tone. press and hold in the [V/M(PRI)] key for one second to initiate the Memory Bank Link Scan. To enable the Weather Alert Scan feature: 1. Now. When the Weather Alert Scan feature is engaged. 2. repeat steps 2 and 3 above. Set the radio to the Memory mode by pressing the [V/M(PRI)] key. 3. If you watch the display carefully. to delete the “decimal point” from the Memory Bank number indication. Press and hold in the [BAND(BAND DN)] key for one second. When you have made your selection.SCANNING MEMORY SCANNING Memory Bank Scan When the Memory Bank feature is engaged. 5. The current Memory Bank will now be swept during Memory Bank Scan. Rotate the DIAL knob to select Set Mode Item 56: WX ALT. to append the “decimal point” to any other Memory Banks you wish to sweep. 3. 4. Press the [F/W] key momentarily. A “decimal point” will be appended between the “N” and “K” of the Memory Bank number indication (such as BAN. you may sweep the memory channels in several Memory Banks which you have selected. 6. However. if the Memory Bank Link Scan feature is enabled.OFF” in step 4 above. you'll observe the scanner periodically shifting to the Weather Broadcast bank.” 5. Press the [F/W] key. the scanner sweeps only memory channels in the current Memory Bank. then rotate the DIAL knob to select the first Memory Bank (“BANK 1” ~ “BANK10”) you wish to sweep using Memory Bank Link Scan. To remove a Memory Bank from the Memory Bank Link Scan. 6. Press the [F/W] key momentarily to enable adjustment of this Set Mode Item. Rotate the DIAL knob so as to select “ALT. if necessary. 2. WEATHER ALERT SCAN This feature allows you to check the Weather Broadcast Memory Channels for the presence of the NOAA Alert Tone while operating using VFO scan or Memory channel scan.

the Scan-Resume mode is fixed to “TIME. For example. press and hold in the [V/M(PRI)] key for one second to initiate the Programmable (Band Limit) Memory Scan.000 MHz so as to prevent encroachment into the SSB/CW “Weak Signal” portion of the band below 144. Likewise.000 MHz into Memory Channel #U01 (the “U” designates the Upper sub-band limit). 4. and rotate the DIAL knob to select the desired PMS frequency pair (PMSxx). Set the radio to the VFO mode by pressing the [V/M(PRI)] key. store (per the above concept) 144.300 MHz to 148. if necessary. 50 pairs of Band Limit memories. This yields a long period of monitoring time. PROGRAMMABLE (BAND LIMIT) MEMORY SCAN (PMS) This feature allows you to set sub-band limits for either scanning or manual VFO operation. store 148. Here’s how to do this: 1. 3. as no power will be consumed via audio output while scanning for the Alert Tone is in progress.” Scanning and tuning will now be limited within the just-programmed range. 40 FT-60R OPERATING MANUAL . You therefore can set upper and lower operation limits in multiple segments on a number of bands.300 MHz into Memory Channel #L01 (the “L” designates the Lower sub-band limit). if you like. Now. then press the [BAND(BAND DN)] key. labeled L01/U01 through L50/U50 are available. press and hold in the [BAND(BAND DN)] key for one second. Confirm the radio is in the VFO mode. the FT-60R's receiver will remain muted indefinitely unless the Alert Tone is received.SCANNING WEATHER ALERT SCAN 1) When the Weather Alert Scan feature is engaged. 6.” 2) If you are just scanning the Weather Broadcast Channels. you might wish to set up a limit (in North America) of 144. Using the techniques learned earlier. 2. 5. the Memory Channel number will be replaced by “Pxx.300 MHz.

The display will remain on the HOME channel frequency. The display will remain on the current memory channel frequency. 2. but every five seconds the radio will check the Priority Channel (memory channel) for activity. but every five seconds the radio will check the Priority Channel (memory channel “1”) for activity. 4. When the Memory Bank feature is activated. Press [F/W] [V/M(PRI)] again to disable the Memory Priority mode. 3. 3. If a station is received on the Memory Channel which is strong enough to open the Squelch. Now. Press the [F/W] key. Recall the memory channel you wish to use as the “Priority” frequency. then press the [V/M(PRI)]key to activate the HOME Priority mode. while periodically checking a user-defined Memory Channel for activity. the scanner will pause on that station in accordance with the Scan-Resume mode set via Set Mode Item 35: RESUME. Press the [F/W] key. Now set the radio for operation on a HOME channel by pressing the [F/W] key followed by [HM/RV]. 2. HOME Channel Priority 1. then press the [V/M(PRI)] key to activate the Memory Priority mode. Memory Channel Priority 1. set the radio for operation on another memory channel. 3. See page 35.SCANNING “PRIORITY CHANNEL” SCANNING (DUAL WATCH) The FT-60R’s scanning features include a two-channel scanning capability which allows you to operate on a VFO or Memory channel. Here is the procedure for activating Priority Channel Dual Watch operation: VFO Priority 1. then press the [V/M(PRI)] key to activate the VFO Priority mode. 4. but every five seconds the radio will check the Priority Channel (memory channel) for activity. Press the [F/W] key. FT-60R OPERATING MANUAL 41 . Press [F/W] [V/M(PRI)] again to disable the VFO Priority mode. Recall the memory channel you wish to use as the “Priority” frequency. Now. the FT-60R will check the lowest memory channel in the current Memory Bank as the priority channel. Store the frequency you wish to be the “Priority” Channel into memory channel “1.” 2. The display will remain on the VFO frequency. Press [F/W] [V/M(PRI)] again to disable the HOME Priority mode. set the radio to the VFO mode by pressing the [V/M(PRI)] key. 4.

4. operation will instantly revert to the Priority channel. 4. and Priority monitoring is engaged. 3. just press the PTT switch. then press the [V/M(PRI)] key to activate the WX Priority mode. set the radio for operation on a WX channel by pressing and holding in the [1(SQ TYP)] key for one second. just repeat the above procedure. 2. 2. The display will remain on the WX channel frequency. a special feature is available which will allow you to move to the Priority channel instantly. without waiting for activity to appear on the Priority channel. 6. 3.” 5. When this feature is enabled.RVT. When you have made your selection. Press the [F/W] key. To enable the Priority Revert operation: 1. Press the [F/W] key.SCANNING “PRIORITY CHANNEL” SCANNING (DUAL WATCH) WX Channel Priority 1. Priority Revert Mode During Priority channel operation (Dual Watch). Rotate the DIAL knob to set this Set Mode Item to “RVT. Rotate the DIAL knob to select Set Mode Item 39: PRI. ON.OFF” in step 4 above. 42 FT-60R OPERATING MANUAL . rotating the DIAL knob to select “RVT. To disable the Priority Revert operation. Press [F/W] [V/M(PRI)] again to disable the WX Priority mode. Recall the memory channel you wish to use as the “Priority” frequency. but every five seconds the radio will check the Priority Channel (memory channel) for activity. press the PTT key to save the setting and exit to normal operation. Now. then press the [0( )SET] key to enter the Set mode. Press the [F/W] key momentarily to enable adjustment of this Set Mode Item.

BAND EDGE BEEPER The FT-60R will automatically “beep” when a band edge is encountered during scanning (either in standard VFO scanning or during PMS operation). of course. Note that this will.LMP. Press the [F/W] key. 3. You may also enable this feature (band edge beeper) to operate when the frequency reaches the band edge while tuning using the DIAL knob. 4. 2. The procedure for disabling the Scan Lamp is: 1. ON. FT-60R OPERATING MANUAL 43 . The procedure for enabling the Band-Edge Beeper is: 1. this allows you to see the frequency of the incoming signal better at night. Rotate the DIAL knob to select Set Mode Item 19: EDG. 2. When you have made your selection. When you have made your selection. Press the [F/W] key momentarily to enable adjustment of this Set Mode Item. Rotate the DIAL knob to set this Set Mode Item to “OFF.” 5. then press the [0( )SET] key to enter the Set mode. press the PTT key to save the setting and exit to normal operation.SCANNING AUTOMATIC LAMP ILLUMINATION ON SCAN STOP The FT-60R will automatically illuminate the LCD/Keypad Lamp whenever the scanner stops on a signal. Rotate the DIAL knob to select Set Mode Item 44: SCN. Press the [F/W] key. increase the battery consumption. 3. 4. Press the [F/W] key momentarily to enable adjustment of this Set Mode Item.BEP. then press the [0( )SET] key to enter the Set mode. so be sure to switch it off during the day (the default condition for this feature is “ON”).” 5. Rotate the DIAL knob to set this Set Mode Item to “BEP. press the PTT key to save the setting and exit to normal operation.

8 48 241.7 16 110.5 32 173. Press the PTT switch to save the new setting and exit to normal operation. No.2 38 192. and the paging ringer immediately sounds.2 46 229.CDR for the Receiving CTCSS Tone Pair or Set Mode Item 32: PAG.6 49 250. 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 Hz No.4 18 118.8 28 162.5 71.8 27 159. the squelch will close automatically after the incoming page ends. Press the [ (MHz)] or [ (MHz)] key.8 88. CTCSS TONE NUMBER T h e F T. Press the [F/W] key. Meanwhile.8 21 131.8 31 171.8 37 189. When you close the PTT switch to transmit.3 33 177.5 17 114. Rotate the DIAL knob to set the CTCSS Tone number which corresponds tothe first tone of the CTCSS Tone Pair. the Enhanced Paging and Code Squelch system will be disabled after the PTT switch is released after the paging transmission. In other words.1 77.9 47 233.CDT for the Transmitting CTCSS Tone Pair.1 44 FT-60R OPERATING MANUAL . your receiver remains silent until it receives the CTCSS tone pair that matches those stored in the Receiving Pager Memory.0 11 94.6 0 R does not recognize the order of the 1st tone and the 2nd tone. and to receive calls of your choice directed only to you (Code Squelch). Press the [F/W] key momentarily to enable adjustment of this Set Mode Item.8 42 206. if desired.3 12 97.6 85. 2.3 43 210. if activated. 4.3 91.5 19 123. for example. the FT-60R considers both CTCSS pairs “10. 6. Storing the CTCSS Tone Pairs for EPCS Operation 1. then press the [0( )SET] key to enter the Set mode.4 35 183. 10” to be identical.5 69.1 82.EPCS (ENHANCED PAGING & CODE SQUELCH) The FT-60R includes an Enhanced CTCSS tone encoder/decoder and a dedicated microprocessor providing paging and selective calling feature.4 22 136.2 34 179.5 39 196.5 20 127. the CTCSS tone pair which is stored in the Transmitting Pager Memory will be transmitted automatically.7 79.3 30 167. Hz No. Hz 67.5 50 254.0 15 107.0 29 165. Hz No. 3. Rotate the DIAL knob to select Set Mode Item 31: PAG.4 14 103.9 44 218.3 41 203. 5. On the paged radio. 35” and “35. This allows you to place a call to a specific station (Paging).9 26 156. Hz No. then rotate the DIAL knob to set the CTCSS Tone number which corresponds to the second tone of the CTCSS Tone Pair. on the paging radio.7 74. The squelch then opens so the caller is heard.5 24 146.7 36 186.5 45 225. You may re-activate the Enhanced Paging and Code Squelch system again using Set Mode Item 29: PAGER.9 13 100.9 40 199.2 25 151. The paging and code squelch systems use two pairs of (alternately switched) CTCSS tones which are stored in the pager memories.0 23 141. Basically.

EPCS (ENHANCED PAGING & CODE SQUELCH)
Activating the Enhanced Paging & Code Squelch System
1. Press the [F/W] key, then press the [0( )SET] key to enter the Set mode. 2. Rotate the DIAL knob to select Set Mode Item 29: PAGER. 3. Press the [F/W] key momentarily to enable adjustment of this Set Mode Item. 4. Rotate the DIAL knob to select PAG. ON. 5. Press the PTT switch to save the new setting and activate the Enhanced Paging & Code Squelch. 6. To disable the Enhanced Paging & Code Squelch, just repeat the above procedure, rotating the DIAL knob to select “PAG.OFF” in step 4 above. 1) In the factory default configuration, you may recall Set Mode Item 29: PAGER by pressing [F/W] [7(P1)]. 2) During Enhanced Paging & Code Squelch operation, you may set up the FT-60R such that a ringing “bell” sound alerts you to the fact that a call is coming in, as described previously. See page 25 for details.

Paging Answer Back
When you press the PTT switch to respond to a page call, the FT-60R transmits the same CTCSS tone pair. This tone pair will open the Code Squelch of the calling station. If you prefer, you can have the FT-60R respond to page calls automatically (“transpond”). To enable this feature: 1. Press the [F/W] key, then press the [0( )SET] key to enter the Set mode. 2. Rotate the DIAL knob to select Set Mode Item 30: PAG.ABK. 3. Press the [F/W] key momentarily to enable adjustment of this Set Mode Item. 4. Rotate the DIAL knob to select ABK. ON. 5. Press the PTT switch to save the new setting and exit to normal operation. The Paging Answer Back feature constitutes a form of “remote control” operation that may be restricted to certain frequencies. U.S. users should confirm the current status of §97.201(b) of the FCC’s rules governing the Amateur service before utilizing this feature on the 144 MHz band.

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EMERGENCY FEATURE
EMERGENCY CHANNEL OPERATION
The FT-60R includes an “Emergency” feature which may be useful if you have someone monitoring on the same frequency as your transceiver’s UHF “Home” channel. See page 29 for details on setting the Home channel. The “Emergency” feature is activated by pressing and holding in the [4(RPT)] key for one second. When this is done, (A) the radio is placed on the UHF amateur band Home channel, (B) it emits a loud “Alarm” sound (the volume is controlled by the VOL knob), (C) it flashes the LCD/keypad lamp, (D) if you press the PTT switch, you will disable the Emergency feature temporarily; you can then transmit on the UHF Home channel, and (E) two seconds after the PTT release, the Emergency feature will resume. To disable the “Emergency” feature, press the [F/W] key momentarily or turn the radio off by rotating the VOL knob fully counter-clockwise into the click-stop position. Use this feature if you are out for a walk and want a quick way of alerting a family member as to a dangerous situation. The alarm sound may discourage an attacker and allow you to escape. 1) Be sure to arrange with a friend or family member to be monitoring on the same frequency, as there will be no identification sent via the Emergency alarm sound. And do not transmit the alarm tone except in a true emergency! 2) The “Emergency” feature may be changed to another function via Set Mode Item 19: EMG S; see page 72 for details. 3) If you place the radio in the “VHF Only” mode (see page 62 for details), the radio will transmit on the VHF Home channel when you press the PTT switch.

EMERGENCY AUTOMATIC ID (EAI) FEATURE
The Emergency Automatic ID (EAI) feature can be used for searching for persons who are incapacitated in disasters like earthquakes, especially search-and-rescue personnel who may have become injured in a debris field. In such cases, if another searcher sends out a unique command (CTCSS tone pair), the radio of the incapacitated party, who may not be able to speak or even press the PTT switch, will automatically cause the injured party’s radio to transmit, so others may perform direction-finding and effect a rescue. The callsign of the incapacitated person will also be transmitted, to assist the rescue team. If an emergency group is working in a dangerous area, all members should engage the EAI feature on their transceiver, so that others can provide assistance to a fallen team member, if necessary. The Emergency Automatic ID (EAI) Feature has two operating modes: (1) Interval mode and (2) Continuous mode.

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EMERGENCY FEATURE
EMERGENCY AUTOMATIC ID (EAI) FEATURE
In the Interval mode, when the FT-60R receives the CTCSS tone pair which is stored in the Receiving Pager Code Memory (configured via Set Mode Item 31: PAG.CDR) on the frequency which is stored in Memory Channel “000,” the radio will automatically transmit a brief (0.5 second) beep tone every 2.5 seconds until the EAI timer expiration at the power level stored in that memory channel; it is NOT necessary for the incapacitated person to press the PTT switch. Furthermore, if your call sign is stored in the radio by Set Mode Item 11: CW WRI, the radio will transmit your callsign on the air when this feature is first engaged by the remote page, and every 10 minutes thereafter. In the Continuous mode, when the FT-60R receives the CTCSS tone pair which is stored in the Receiving Pager Code Memory (configured via Set Mode Item 31: PAG.CDR) on the frequency which is stored in Memory Channel “000,” the radio will automatically transmit continuously, until the EAI timer expiration, at the power level stored in that memory channel; it is NOT necessary for the incapacitated person to press the PTT switch. Furthermore, if your call sign is stored in the radio by Set Mode Item 11: CW WRI, the radio will transmit your callsign on the air when this feature is first engaged by the remote page, and every 10 minutes thereater. The “callsign” ID can be changed to any desired sequence of characters, such as a name. After sending the callsign or name, the radio will repeatedly transmit three tones for a userdefined period of time (between 1 and 30 minutes). The callsign or name will be transmitted every 10 minutes. The Emergency Automatic ID (EAI) Feature requires that you (1) store the CTCSS Tone Pair into the Receiving Pager Memory (see page 44 for procedure), and (2) store the desired UHF coordination frequency into Memory Channel “000” (see page 28 for procedure). To enable this feature: 1. Press the [F/W] key, then press the [0( )SET] key to enter the Set mode. 2. Rotate the DIAL knob to select Set Mode Item 18: EAI. 3. Press the [F/W] key momentarily to enable adjustment of this Set Mode Item. 4. Rotate the DIAL knob to select the desired EAI mode (Interval EAI or Continuous EAI) and its transmit time (1-10, 15, 20, 30, 40, and 50 minutes) or OFF. 5. Press the PTT switch to save the new setting and exit to normal operation. 6. To disable the Emergency Automatic ID feature, just repeat the above procedure, rotating the DIAL knob to select “OFF” in step 4 above. When the Emergency Automatic ID feature is activated, the “ ” icon will blink in the LCD.

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SMART SEARCH OPERATION
The Smart Search feature allows you to load frequencies automatically according to where activity is encountered by your radio. When Smart Search is engaged, the transceiver will search above and below your current frequency, storing active frequencies as it goes (without stopping on them even momentarily); these frequencies are stored into a special Smart Search memory bank, consisting of 31 memories (15 above the current frequency, 15 below the current frequency, plus the current frequency itself). Two basic operating modes for Smart Search are available: SINGLE: In this mode, the transceiver will sweep the current band once in each direction starting on the current frequency. All channels where activity is present will be loaded into the Smart Search memories; whether or not all 31 memories are filled, the search will stop after one sweep in each direction. CONT: In this mode, the transceiver will make one pass in each direction as with OneShot searching; if all 31 channels are not filled after the first sweep, however, the radio will continue sweeping until they are all filled.

Setting the Smart Search Mode
1. Press the [F/W] key, then press the [0( )SET] key to enter the Set mode. 2. Rotate the DIAL knob to select Set Mode Item 42: S SRCH. 3. Press the [F/W] key momentarily to enable adjustment of this Set Mode Item. 4. Rotate the DIAL knob to select the desired Smart Search mode (see above). 5. When you have made your selection, press the PTT switch to save the setting and exit to normal operation.

Storing Smart Search Memories
1. Set the radio to the VFO mode. Be sure that you have the Squelch adjusted properly (so that band noise is quieted). 2. Press and hold in the [3(TX PO)] key for one second to begin the Smart Search scanning. 3. As active channels are detected, you will observe the number of “loaded” channels increasing in the regular memory channel window. 4. Depending on the mode you set for Smart Search operation (“SINGLE” or “CONT”), the Smart Search scan will eventually terminate, and the LCD will revert to Smart Search Memory Channel “C.” 5. To recall the Smart Search memories, rotate the DIAL knob to choose from among the frequencies stored by Smart Search. 6. To return to normal operation, press the [V/M(PRI)] key. Smart Search is a great tool when visiting a city for the first time. You don’t need to spend hours looking up repeater frequencies from a reference guidebook. . .just ask your FT-60R where the action is!

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INTERNET CONNECTION FEATURE The FT-60R can be used to access a “node” (repeater or base station) which is tied into the Vertex Standard WIRES™ (Wide-Coverage Internet Repeater Enhancement System) network. G. the FT-60R will generate a brief (0. FT-60R OPERATING MANUAL 49 . Press the [F/W] key momentarily. Press and hold in the [0( )SET] key for one second. This feature may also be used to access other systems. Press the [0( )SET] key momentarily to activate the Internet Connection feature. With the Internet Connection feature activated (as in step 1 above).” “E ( ).” “B. C. E.” “F (#).” “D. then rotate the DIAL knob to select the access number (ICOD “0” ~ “9. disable this function via step (4) above. Rotate the DIAL knob to select the DTMF Memory register into which you wish to store the access code. D. operating in the “SRG” (Sister Radio Group) mode.com/en/wiresinfo-en/.”) corresponding to the WIRES™ node to which you wish to establish an Internet link (ask the node or repeater owner/operator if you don’t know the access number in the network).” “C. B. The first digit will blink. Rotate the DIAL knob to select Set Mode Item 17: DT WRT. 3. Press the [F/W] key. and you are not operating in conjunction with Internet access. Now press the PTT switch to exit from the selection mode. Rotate the DIAL knob to select “F” (representing DTMF “#”: the first digit of the DTMF string). then press the [0( )SET] key to enter the Set mode. Press the [F/W] key momentarily to accept the first digit and move to the second digit of the DTMF string. This DTMF tone is sent at the beginning of every transmission to establish or maintain the link to the local WIRES™ node operating in the SRG mode. A.” “A. 4. If other users report that you always have a DTMF “beep” at the beginning of each transmission. we will use “#123” as the access code. For purposes of this example. Press the [F/W] key to enable adjustment of this Set Mode Item.vxstd. press the [0( )SET] key momentarily (the “ ” icon will disappear from the display). Load the DTMF tones which you wish to use for Internet-link access into a DTMF Autodial memory register. To disable the Internet Connection feature. F. You may access other Internet Link Systems (including WIRES™ in the “FRG” mode) that use a DTMF string for access. 1. Details may be found at the WIRES-II Web site: http://www.1 second) DTMF tone according to your selection in step 2. The “ ” icon will appear in the upper right corner of the display. 1. 2. as described below.

The “ ” icon will appear in the upper right corner of the display.6 above. Press the [0( )SET] key momentarily to activate the Internet Connection feature. 11. Press the [F/W] key. 2. To return to the WIRES™ mode. 8. 5. 9 10. rotate the DIAL knob to select the DTMF access number (“IMEM 1” ~ “IMEM 9”) corresponding to the Internet link repeater to which you wish to establish an Internet link. then press the [0( )SET] key to enter the Set mode again. 4. Press the PTT switch to save the new settings. while you are transmitting. 50 FT-60R OPERATING MANUAL . Rotate the DIAL knob to select Set Mode Item 21: I NET. Once the Internet Connection feature is activated per step 8 above. 6. Press and hold in the [0( )SET] key for one second. to send out the selected DTMF string (to establish the link to the desired Internet-link mode).MEM” (thus activating the “Other Internet Link System” mode). Press the PTT switch to save the setting and exit to normal operation. I. repeat steps 3 . Press and hold in the [F/W] key for one second to save the setting. then press the PTT switch momentarily to lock in the selected access number. 3. you may now press the [0( )SET] key. selecting “INT.INTERNET CONNECTION FEATURE H.COD” in step 6. 7. Repeat the previous steps until you have completed the access code (“#123”). Rotate the DIAL knob to set this Set Mode Item to “INT. Press the [F/W] key to enable adjustment of this Set Mode Item.

During ARTS™ operation.” If you move back into range. FT-60R OPERATING MANUAL 51 . three beeps will sound. This may be particularly useful during Search-and Rescue situations. Alert ringers may be activated. you must terminate ARTS™ in order to resume normal operation. DCS will also be deactivated (if you were not using it previously in non-ARTS™ operation). Every 10 minutes. If you move out of range for more than one minute (four pollings). your operating frequency will continue to be displayed. then activate their ARTS™ feature using the command appropriate for their radio. the polling every 15 or 25 seconds will continue until you de-activate ARTS™. moreover.ARTS™ (AUTOMATIC RANGE TRANSPONDER SYSTEM) The ARTS™ feature uses DCS signaling to inform both parties when you and another ARTS™-equipped station are within communications range. 4. 2.RNG. your radio will transmit a signal which includes a (subaudible) DCS signal for about 1 second. Every 25 seconds. or every 25 (or 15) seconds after ARTS™ is activated. the beeper will sound (if enabled) and the display will show “IN. if desired.RNG” display on the LCD below the operating frequency. ARTS™ operation has now commenced. you can have your radio transmit your callsign via CW. Press and hold in the [2(CODE)] key for one second. If the other radio is in range.RNG” in which ARTS™ operation begins. 3.RNG” as opposed to the out of range display “OUT. etc. Press the [F/W] key momentarily to exit ARTS™ operation and resume normal functioning of the transceiver. so as to comply with identification requirements. This is a safety feature designed to prevent accidental loss of contact due to channel change. and the display will change back to the “IN. Whenever you push the PTT. the display will change to “IN. your radio will transmit a “polling” call to the other station. Basic ARTS™ Setup and Operation 1. where is important to stay in contact with other members of your group. your radio will again beep. Whether you talk or not. When that station responds with its own ARTS™ polling signal.RNG” indication. Set your radio and the other radio(s) to the same DCS code number. and the display will revert to “OUT. You will observe the “OUT. your radio will sense that no signal has been received.RNG” to confirm that the other station’s polling code was received in response to yours. When ARTS™ is de-activated. but no changes may be made to it or other settings. per the discussion on page 23. Both stations must set up their DCS codes to the same code number.

2. ALWAYS: Every time a polling transmission is received from the other station. because the polling signal is sent out less frequently. 3. Rotate the DIAL knob to select Set Mode Item 3: AR INT. Press the [F/W] key. press the PTT switch to save the new setting and exit to normal operation. To change the polling interval: 1.ARTS™ (AUTOMATIC RANGE TRANSPONDER SYSTEM) ARTS™ constitutes a form of “remote control” operation that may be restricted to certain frequencies. The choices are: INRANG: The beeps are issued only when the radio first confirms that you are within range. U. The default value provides maximum battery conservation. Press the [F/W] key momentarily to enable adjustment of this Set Mode Item. but does not re-confirm with beeps thereafter.S. 52 FT-60R OPERATING MANUAL .201(b) of the FCC’s rules governing the Amateur service before utilizing this feature on the 144 MHz band. 4. 4. ARTS™ Alert Beep Options The ARTS™ feature allows two kinds of alert beeps (with the additional option of turning them off). 3. the alert beeps will be heard. Rotate the DIAL knob to select the desired ARTS™ Beep mode (see above). Press the [F/W] key. To set the ARTS™ Beep mode. ARTS™ Polling Time Options The ARTS™ feature may be programmed to poll every 25 seconds (default value) or 15 seconds. Press the [F/W] key momentarily to enable adjustment of this Set Mode Item. so as to alert you to the current status of ARTS™ operation. 5. Rotate the DIAL knob to select Set Mode Item 2: AR BEP. you may choose the Beep mode which best suits your needs. use the following procedure: 1. users should confirm the current status of §97. When you have made your selection. press the PTT switch to save the new setting and exit to normal operation. then press the [0( )SET] key to enter the Set mode. 5. then press the [0( )SET] key to enter the Set mode. Depending on your location and the potential annoyance associated with frequent beeps. OFF: No alert beeps will be heard. Rotate the DIAL knob to select the desired polling interval (15 or 25 seconds). you must look at the display to confirm current ARTS™ status. 2. When you have made your selection.

8. as many times as necessary. 9. then press the MONI switch. to complete your callsign. Press the PTT switch to save the settings and exit to normal operation. then press the [0( )SET] key to enter the Set mode again. 10. 2. Rotate the DIAL knob to set this Item to “TX ON” (to enable the CW ID function).ARTS™ (AUTOMATIC RANGE TRANSPONDER SYSTEM) CW Identifier Setup The ARTS™ feature includes a CW identifier. Press the [F/W] key momentarily to enable adjustment of this Set Mode Item. 6. then press the [0( )SET] key to enter the Set mode. 5. as discussed previously. 7. Press the PTT switch to save the settings and exit to normal operation.7 above. 11. The callsign field may contain up to 6 characters. FT-60R OPERATING MANUAL 53 . 4. You may check your work by monitoring the entered callsign. To do this. then reselect the correct letter/number. Rotate the DIAL knob to select Set Mode Item 10: CWID. you do not need to press and hold in [F/W] in this step). press and hold in the [F/W] key for one second to confirm the callsign. Press the [F/W] key. Press the [F/W] key momentarily to display any previously-stored callsign. 12. If you make a mistake. When you have finished entering your entire callsign and it contains less than 6 characters. (if you callsign has exactly 6 characters. Repeat the previous step. 13. press the [ (MHz)] key to move back to the previous letter/number’s slot. Here’s how to program the CW Identifier: 1. the radio can be instructed to send “DE (your callsign) K” if this feature is enabled. repeat steps 1. 3. Rotate the DIAL knob to select the first letter/number of your callsign. Press the [F/W] key again to clear any previous callsign. Press the [F/W] key. then press the [F/W] key momentarily to save the first letter/number and move on to the next character. Every ten minutes during ARTS™ operation. Rotate the DIAL knob to select Set Mode Item 11: CW WRT.

9. or Internet-link access purposes. 1. When you have sent all the digits desired. then press the [9(DTMF)] key to disable the DTMF Autodialer. 6. then re-select the correct number. Press the [F/W] key. 10. Rotate the DIAL knob to select the DTMF Memory register into which you wish to store this DTMF string. Selectable entries are 0 . allowing you to store telephone numbers for autopatch use. Besides numerical digits [0] through [9]. Manual DTMF Tone Generation You can generate DTMF tones during transmission manually. press the desired numbers on the keypad. with E and F representing DTMF “*” and “#” tones respectively. Press the [F/W] key to accept the first digit and move to the next digit of the DTMF string. you may key in the telephone number directly from the keypad. press the [ (MHz)] key to move back to the previous digit. If you make a mistake.F. 2. repeater control. Press the [F/W] key momentarily to begin DTMF Memory entry into the selected register. Here is the DTMF Autodial storage procedure: 1. [B]. Press the [F/W] key momentarily to enable adjustment of this Set Mode Item. DTMF Autodialer Nine DTMF Autodial memories are provided. if necessary. 54 FT-60R OPERATING MANUAL .DTMF OPERATION The FT-60R’s 16-button keypad allows easy DTMF dialing for Autopatch. 11. Rotate the DIAL knob to select the first digit of the DTMF string. [C]. then press the [0( )SET] key to enter the Set mode. Press the [F/W] key. 8. plus the [A]. While transmitting. 5. and A . The “CODE” indication will appear in the display for a moment. 3. Press the PTT switch to begin transmission. 3. Repeat steps 5 and 6 until you have completed the telephone number. the keypad includes the [ ] and [#] digits. If the telephone number made up of numbers only. You can also store short autopatch or Internet-link access code streams so as to avoid having to send them manually.9. 4. release the PTT switch. and [D] tones often used for repeater control. 7. 4. 2. Press and hold in the [F/W] key for one second to save the setting. Rotate the DIAL knob to select Set Mode Item 17: DT WRT.

you may release the PTT switch. Press the [F/W] key. then press the numerical key ([1] through [9]) corresponding to the DTMF memory string you wish to send. using a different DTMF memory register. See page 71 for details. If you store other numbers. 13. The “CODE” 3. first press the PTT switch. [9(DTMF)] again. When all required DTMF memories are filled to your satisfaction. using Set Mode Item 15: DT DLY. press [F/W] indication will appear in the display for a moment. See page 71 for details. press the PTT switch to save the settings and exit to normal operation To send the telephone number: 1. as the transmitter will be held “on the air” until the DTMF string is completed.10 above.DTMF OPERATION 12. You can also set a longer delay between the time you press the numerical key (corresponding to the DTMF memory string. then press the [9(DTMF)] key to activate the DTMF Autodialer. Once the string begins. repeat steps 4. While the DTMF Autodialer is activated. using Set Mode Item 16: DT SPD. To disable the DTMF Autodialer. FT-60R OPERATING MANUAL 55 . You can change the DTMF Audodialer sending speed. with PTT switch pressed) and the instant when the first DTMF digit is sent. The “MEM” indication display will appear in the display for a moment. 2.

6. Press the [F/W] key momentarily to enable adjustment of this Item. Press the [F/W] key again to clear any previous password. Repeat steps 5 and 6 to program the remaining numbers/letters of the desired password. 5. 7. press [1] [2] [3] [4]. 2. rotating the DIAL knob to select “PWD. and F (substitute for “#”). You must enter the four digit password from the keypad. A. to enter the “1234” as your password.OFF” in step 4 above. then press the [0( )SET] key to enter the Set mode. 8. We recommend that you to write down the password number. C. To enter the password . Press the [F/W] key. When the password feature is activated. If your password is made up of numbers only. then re-select the correct number/letter. For example. If you make a mistake. Press the [F/W] key. Press the [F/W] key momentarily to display any previously-stored password. press the PTT switch to save the new setting and exit to normal operation. If you wish to disable the Password feature. press the [ (MHz)] key to move back to the previous digit. E (substitute for “ ”). press the PTT switch to save the new setting and exit to normal operation. you may enter your password directly from the keypad. Press the [F/W] key to move to the next digit. When you have made your selection.MISCELLANEOUS SETTINGS PASSWORD The FT-60R provides the password feature which can minimize the chance that your transceiver could be used by an unauthorized party. 9. the radio will ask for the four digit password to be entered when the radio is first turned on. use the following procedure: 1. To Activate the Password feature: 1.” 5. 10. 56 FT-60R OPERATING MANUAL . When you have finished entering the password. B. Rotate the DIAL knob to select Set Mode Item 34: PSWD W. 6. the microprocessor will shut down the radio automatically. ON. If the wrong password is entered. Rotate the DIAL knob to select the first digit of the desired number/letter (0-9. Rotate the DIAL knob to select Set Mode Item 33: PSWD. 2. and keep it in a safe place you can easily find if you forget your password. 3. just repeat the above procedure. D. Rotate the DIAL knob to set this Set Mode Item to “PWD. then press the [0( )SET] key to enter the Set mode. 4. 3. 4.

These may be changed by the user. Rotate the DIAL knob to select Set Mode Item 49: STEP. Press the [F/W] key. then press the [0( )SET] key to enter the Set mode. you may turn on the transceiver by performing the “All Reset” procedure (see page 64). 2. as well as an automatic step selection based on the current operating frequency (“AUTO”). Press and hold in the [7(P1)] or [8(P2)] key for one second to assign the Set Mode Item to the [7(P1)] or [8(P2)] key. as well as all memories. FT-60R OPERATING MANUAL 57 . then press the [0( )SET] key to enter the Set mode. which probably is satisfactory for most operation. press the PTT switch to save the new setting and return to normal operation. 3. To change the assignment of a key’s Set Mode Item: 1. The FT-60R is set up at the factory in the “AUTO” configuration. PROGRAMMING THE KEY ASSIGNMENTS Default FT-60R Set Mode Items have been assigned (at the factory) to the [7(P1)] and [8(P2)] keys. Rotate the DIAL knob to select the new channel step size. Press the [F/W] key. 3.MISCELLANEOUS SETTINGS PASSWORD If you forget the password number. any number of which may be important to your operating requirements. Press the [F/W] key momentarily to enable adjustment of this Item. if you need to change the channel step increments.5/15/ 20/25/50/100 kHz per step. 1. Rotate the DIAL knob to select the Set Mode Item which you wish to assign to the key as a Menu short-cut. However. Set Mode Item 11: CW WRT Set Mode Item 17: DT WRT Set Mode Item 33: PSWD W CHANGING THE CHANNEL STEPS The FT-60R’s synthesizer provides the option of utilizing channel steps of 5/10/12. 2. The following Set Mode Items may not be assigned to the [7(P1)] and [8(P2)] keys. 5. and will restore all other settings to factory defaults. the procedure to do so is very easy. However. if you wish to assign another Set Mode Item to either or both of these keys. When you have made your selection. 4. the FT-60R will clear the password.

leave the Automatic Mode Selection feature on so as to save time and trouble when changing bands. The available selections are: AUTO:Automatic mode setting per default values for the selected frequency range. you can always store that one channel into memory. then press the [0( )SET] key to enter the Set mode. should an unusual operating situation arise in which you need to change between the available operating modes (FM and AM).MISCELLANEOUS SETTINGS CHANGING THE RECEIVING MODE The FT-60R provides for automatic mode changing when the radio is tuned to different operating frequencies. However. 2. Rotate the DIAL knob to select the new operating mode. Unless you have a compelling reason to do so. Press the [F/W] key momentarily to enable adjustment of this Item. 3. Press the [F/W] key. If you make a mode change for a particular channel or station. 58 FT-60R OPERATING MANUAL . FM: Frequency Modulation AM: Amplitude Modulation 5. press the PTT switch to save the new setting and return to normal operation. Rotate the DIAL knob to select Set Mode Item 40: RX MOD. here is the procedure for doing so: 1. When you have made your selection. as the mode setting will be memorized along with the frequency information. 4.

the automatic selection of Low Power operation conserves battery drain significantly. which will automatically lower the power output level when the last signal received was very strong. 2. then resume its “sleep” cycles. and you may change the amount of “sleep” time between activity checks using the Set Mode: 1. ON” (thus activating the Transmit Battery Saver). FT-60R OPERATING MANUAL 59 . then press the [0( )SET] key to enter the Set mode. 1 second. 5. To activate the Transmit Battery Saver: 1. TX BATTERY SAVER The FT-60R also includes a useful Transmit Battery Saver. the FT-60R will remain in the “active” mode. Rotate the DIAL knob to select Set Mode Item 53: TXSAVE. then press the [0( )SET] key to enter the Set mode. The selections available are 200 ms. switch the Receive Battery Saver OFF. Press the [F/W] key momentarily to enable adjustment of this Set Mode Item. when you are in the immediate vicinity of a repeater station. 2 seconds. 2. 4. or OFF. press the PTT switch to save the new setting and exit to normal operation. Press the [F/W] key momentarily to enable adjustment of this Set Mode Item. Rotate the DIAL knob to select the desired “sleep” duration. When you have made your selection. This feature significantly reduces quiescent battery drain. there generally is no reason to use the High Power output in order to achieve full-quieting access to the repeater. causing your TNC not to receive the full data burst. 300 ms. as the sleep cycle may “collide” with the beginning of an incoming Packet transmission. Rotate the DIAL knob to select Set Mode Item 41: RXSAVE. 4. 500 ms. which “puts the radio to sleep” for a time interval. 5. Press the [F/W] key. press the PTT switch to save the new setting and exit to normal operation. 3. When you are operating on Packet. 3. Press the [F/W] key.MISCELLANEOUS SETTINGS RECEIVE BATTERY SAVER SETUP An important feature of the FT-60R is its Receive Battery Saver. If somebody is talking on the channel. With the Transmit Battery Saver. periodically “waking it up” to check for activity. The default value is 200 ms. Rotate the DIAL knob to set this Set Mode Item to “SAV. When you have made your selection. For example.

LED if you wish to disable the TX indicator. Rotate the DIAL knob to select Set Mode Item 8: BSY. If you wish to re-enable the TX/BUSY Indicator. The default condition for the APO is OFF. Rotate the DIAL knob to select the desired time period after which the radio will automatically shut down. then clockwise out of the click-stop. 2.5 hour multiple. AUTOMATIC POWER-OFF (APO) FEATURE The APO feature helps conserve battery life by automatically turning the radio off after a user-defined period of time within which there has been no dial or key activity. 5. as well as APO Off. Rotate the VOL/PWR knob counter-clockwise to the “off” position. to turn the radio on after an APO shutdown. 3. then press the [0( )SET] key to enter the Set mode. 5. the “ ” icon will appear at the upper right corner on the LCD. When you have made your selection. Press the [F/W] key. The available selections for the time before power-off are 0. Press the [F/W] key momentarily to enable adjustment of this Set Mode Item. press the PTT switch to save the new setting and exit to normal operation.0 hours in 0.5 to 12. 4. When you have made your selection. If there is no action by you within the time interval programmed. and here is the procedure for activating it: 1. Rotate the DIAL knob to select Set Mode Item 1: APO. Press the [F/W] key.MISCELLANEOUS SETTINGS DISABLING THE TX/BUSY INDICATOR Further battery conservation may be accomplished by disabling the TX indicator while transmitting and disabling the BUSY indicator while receiving a signal. then press the [0( )SET] key to enter the Set mode. just repeat the above procedure. 6.OFF” (thus disabling the BUSY or TX indicator). rotating the DIAL knob to select “LED. When the APO is activated. Press the [F/W] key momentarily to enable adjustment of this Set Mode Item. 3.LED if you wish to disable the BUSY indicator or Set Mode Item 52: TX. Rotate the DIAL knob to set this Set Mode Item to “LED. Use the following procedure: 1. 60 FT-60R OPERATING MANUAL . 2. ON” in step 4 above. 4. the microprocessor will shut down the radio automatically. press the PTT switch to save the new setting and exit to normal operation.

too! BUSY CHANNEL LOCK-OUT (BCLO) The BCLO feature prevents the radio’s transmitter from being activated if a signal strong enough to break through the “noise” squelch is present. 4. Rotate the DIAL knob to select Set Mode Item 51: TOT. As configured at the factory the TOT feature is set to OFF. ON” (thus activating the BCLO feature). This will promote battery conservation by not allowing you to make excessively-long transmissions. When you have made your selection. press the PTT switch to save the new setting and exit to normal operation. Press the [F/W] key. 1) When your transmission time is within 10 seconds of the Time-Out Timer expiration. 3. or OFF. and in the event of a stuck PTT switch (perhaps if the radio or a Speaker/Mic is wedged between car seats) it can prevent interference to other users as well as battery depletion. an Alert bell will provide an audible warning from the speaker. 5. then press the [0( )SET] key to enter the Set mode. 5. This will significantly improve battery life. When you have made your selection. Press the [F/W] key. press the PTT switch to save the new setting and exit to normal operation. and here is the procedure for activating it: 1. The default setting for the BCLO is OFF. Rotate the DIAL knob to select Set Mode Item 5: BCLO. try setting up your radio’s TOT feature for a maximum transmission time of one minute.MISCELLANEOUS SETTINGS TRANSMITTER TIME-OUT TIMER (TOT) The TOT feature provides a safety switch which limits transmission time to a pre-programmed value. Press the [F/W] key momentarily to enable adjustment of this Set Mode Item. FT-60R OPERATING MANUAL 61 . and here is how to change that setting: 1. Rotate the DIAL knob to set the Time-Out Timer to the desired “Maximum TX” time (between 1 and 30 minutes). On a frequency where stations using different CTCSS or DCS codes may be active. Rotate the DIAL knob to set this Set Mode Item to “BCL. 2. Press the [F/W] key momentarily to enable adjustment of this Set Mode Item. 4. 2. 3. 2) Since brief transmissions are the mark of a good operator. BCLO prevents you from disrupting their communications accidentally (because your radio may be muted by its own Tone Decoder). then press the [0( )SET] key to enter the Set mode.

press the PTT switch to save the new setting and exit to normal operation. 62 FT-60R OPERATING MANUAL . Press the [F/W] key momentarily. it often is required that operators use reduced deviation levels. 2. Turn the radio off. 4. 4. Rotate the DIAL knob to set this Set Mode Item to “NARROW. 5. 3. The FT-60R includes a simple method of accomplishing this: 1. and then press the [F/W] key momentarily. Rotate the DIAL knob to select the configuration mode menu: F6 V-ONLY: The FT-60R will operate on the 144 MHz band only. Press and hold in the MONI switch (just below the PTT switch) while turning the radio on.5 kHz.MISCELLANEOUS SETTINGS MONO BAND OPERATION You may place the radio in a “VHF Only” or “UHF Only” mode which will cause it to function as a 144 MHz or 430 MHz Mono band transceiver. When you have made your selection. Press the [F/W] key. the transmitter’s deviation will be approximately ±2.” In this configuration (HALF DEVIATION active). CHANGING THE TX DEVIATION LEVEL In many areas of the world. Press the [F/W] key momentarily to enable adjustment of this Set Mode Item. To return to normal operation. press and hold in the MONI switch while turning the radio on. To place the radio into the Mono band operation configuration: 1. channel congestion has required that operating channels be closely spaced. F7 U-ONLY: The FT-60R will operate on the 430 MHz band only. The “normal” setting for the deviation (when this Menu Item is set to WIDE) is ±5 kHz. so as to reduce the potential for interference to users on adjacent channels. 3. Rotate the DIAL knob to select Set Mode Item 55: WID. then press the [0( )SET] key to enter the Set mode. In such operating environments. for easier listening on the narrow signal. 2.NAR. and the received audio output level will be increased.

Connection of an external linear amplifier. Occasionally. you or the other station (but not both) can try the following: 1. Normal) when done. Normal T/RX R: Encoder. signal inversion can result in the complement of a code to be sent or received. if you find that your receiver squelch does not open when both you and the other station are using a common DCS code. This prevents the receiver’s squelch from opening with DCS enabled. Reverse (Inverted) TX R: Encoder.) of amplification stages may result in inversion of a transmitted or received DCS code. Small signal or power amplifiers having an odd number (1. Decoder. where it is now in widespread use. a registered trademark of Motorola. Press the [F/W] key momentarily. the output signal (phase) is inverted from the input. Decoder. 2. Decoder. Reverse (Inverted). 5. Normal. Reverse (Inverted). Normal RX R: Encoder. etc. DCS is sometime referred to by its different proprietary names. Inc. Decoder. 5. Typical situations that might cause inversion to occur are: Connection of an external receiver preamplifier.). as the decoded bit sequence would not match that selected for operation. such as DPL® (Digital Private Line®. Remember to restore the default setting to “T/RX N” (Encoder. Press the [F/W] key. FT-60R OPERATING MANUAL 63 . then rotate the DIAL knob to select one of the following modes: T/RX N: Encoder. Decoder.4 bps (bit/sec). then press the [0( )SET] key to enter the Set mode. Normal. 3. Rotate the DIAL knob to select Set Mode Item 14: DCS. When you have made your selection. While under most circumstances this should not occur (amplifier designs and industry standards take this into account). Reverse (Inverted) 4. 3. Normal. transmitted (subaudible) at a data rate of 134.MISCELLANEOUS SETTINGS DCS CODE INVERSION The DCS system was first introduced in the commercial LMR (Land Mobile Radio) service. DCS uses a codeword consisting of a 23-bit frame. Note that code inversion does not mean that any of the above listed equipment is defective! In certain amplifier configurations.N/R. Operating through a repeater. press the PTT switch to save the new setting and exit to normal operation.

F3 MB RST: Clears the Memory Bank Assignments. the only path to recovery may involve resetting of the microprocessor. While this is a highly unusual situation.RESET PROCEDURES In the event of erratic operation of the transceiver. Rotate the DIAL knob to select one choice from the reset menu: F1 SETRST: Resets the Set (Menu) mode settings to their factory defaults. F2 MEMRST:Clears the Memory settings to factory defaults. 64 FT-60R OPERATING MANUAL . 2. Turn the radio off. 3. F4 ALLRST: Clears all memories and other settings to factory defaults. Here’s how to do this: 1. Press and hold in the MONI switch (just below the PTT switch) while turning the radio on. 4. Press the [F/W] key momentarily to complete the reset procedure. it is possible that data on the microprocessor may have become corrupted.

-” will appear on the Source radio. Press the PTT switch on the Source radio. The display will disappear for a moment. and the data from this radio will be transferred to the other radio. You can then turn the radios back on. On the Destination radio. 6. Rotate the DIAL job on each radio to select to “F8 CLONE. Turn both radios off and disconnect the cloning cable. MIC/SP MIC/SP CT-27 FT-60R OPERATING MANUAL 65 . “ERROR” will be displayed.-TX. “CLONE” will reappear on both displays. 3.-” will appear on the LCD).CLONING The FT-60R includes a convenient “Clone” feature. If the data transfer is successful. Here is the procedure for Cloning one radio’s data to another: 1. Connect the optional CT-27 Clone Cable between the MIC/SP jacks of the two radios. This can be particularly useful when configuring a number of transceivers for a public service operation. press the MONI switch (“--RX. 7. Turn both radios off. which allows the memory and configuration data from one transceiver to be transferred to another FT-60R. and try again. “. and begin normal operation. Press and hold in the MONI switch (just below the PTT switch) while turning the radios on. Check your cable connections and battery voltage. 5.” then press the [F/W] key momentarily. 4. 9. then the “CLONE” notation will appear on the displays of both radios when the Clone mode is successfully activated in this step. 8. Do this for both radios (the order of switch-on does not matter). If there is a problem during the cloning process. 2.

already described in parts of many previous chapters. TX R. Setting of the DTMF Autodialer Delay Time. Enables/Disables the BUSY LED while the Squelch is open. Enables/Disables the Busy Channel Lock-Out feature.N/R] 15 [DT DLY] 16 [DT SPD] 17 [DT WRT] 18 [EAI] 19 [EDG. this indicates that this Set Mode Item has been assigned to the [7(P1)] or [8(P2)] key of the keypad. Programming of the DTMF Autodialer.0 H INRANG / ALWAYS / OFF 25 SEC / 15 SEC ARS. It may be used for configuration of a wide variety of transceiver parameters.LED] 9 [CLK. Shifting of the CPU clock frequency.BEP] FUNCTION Setting of the Automatic Power-Off feature. Enables/Disables “Inverted” DCS code decoding.OFF SFT. ON / BCL. Use the following procedure to activate the Set Mode: 1. SET MODE ITEM 1 [APO] 2 [AR BEP] 3 [AR INT] 4 [ARS] 5 [BCLO] 6 [BEEP] 7 [BELL] 8 [BSY. Rotate the DIAL knob to adjust or select the parameter to be changed on the Set Mode Item selected in above step. Selects the number of CTCSS/DCS Bell ringer repetitions. then press the [0( )SET] key to enter the Set mode. some of which have not been detailed previously.OFF KEY+SC / KEY / OFF OFF / 1T / 3T / 5T / 8T / CONT LED.OFF / SFT. Selects the Beep option during ARTS operation. 50M / CON.OFF / BEP.COD] 14 [DCS. Rotate the DIAL knob to select the Set Mode Item to be adjusted. is easy to activate and set. ON / ARS. 5.50M / OFF BEP.SET (MENU) MODE The FT-60R Set Mode. 2) Two Set Mode Item numbers (In the factory default. Indicates the DC Supply Voltage. ON TX OFF / TX ON ----104 DCS codes (023) T/RX N. Enables/Disables the beeper. 1M . After completing your selection and adjustment. 1) Some Set Mode Items (like Set Mode Item 50: TN FRQ) require that the [F/W] key be pressed after setting of the parameter.OFF BCL. 4. ON / LED. Set Mode Item 29: PAGER. AVAILABLE VALUES (DEFAULT: BOLD ITARIC) OFF / 0. Enables/Disables the Automatic Repeater Shift function.CON. and before exiting to normal operation. 1M . and 46: SKIP) will blink while selecting the Set Mode Item. Enables/Disables the Band-edge beeper while selecting the frequency via the DIAL knob. T/RX R 50MS / 100MS / 250MS / 450MS / 750MS / 1000MS 50MS / 100MS --INT. 3. Selects the Polling Interval during ARTS operation.INT. Setting of the DCS code. Press the [F/W] key. Press the [F/W] key momentarily to enable adjustment of the Set Mode Item. Enables/Disables the Emergency Automatic ID (EAI) Feature. Enables/disables the CW identifier during ARTS operation. Programs and activates the CW Identifier. 2.SFT] 10 [CWID] 11 [CW WRT] 12 [DC VLT] 13 [DCS. Setting of the DTMF Autodialer Sending Speed.5H . RX R. press the PTT switch momentarily to save the new setting and exit to normal operation.12. ON 66 FT-60R OPERATING MANUAL .

OFF / SAV. AVAILABLE VALUES (DEFAULT: BOLD ITARIC) EMG.MOD] 39 [PRI. Selects the memory register for an Access Number (DTMF code) for non-WIRES™ Selects the LCD/Keypad Lamp mode.TYP] 49 [STEP] 50 [TN FRQ] 51 [TOT] 52 [TX. FT-60R OPERATING MANUAL 67 .– / RPT. Selects the Memory Scan channel-selection mode. Setting of the TOT time.BEP / EMG. Selects the Access Number (DTMF digit) for WIRES™ operation. Stores the password. ON 21 [I NET] 22 [INT CD] 23 [INT MR] 24 [LAMP] 25 [LOCK] Selects the Internet Link Connection mode.C+B / EMG. Setting the Transmitting Pager Code for the Enhanced CTCSS Paging & Code Squelch. Setting of the synthesizer steps.OFF / INT. Sets the Repeater Shift Direction. Select Wide (±5 kHz) or Narrow (±2. Enables/disables the Answer Back function of the Enhanced CTCSS Paging & Code Squelch. Enables/disables the Password feature. ON (05_47) (05_47) PWD.B+L / EMG. : Depends on the transceiver version. Enables/disables the Enhanced CTCSS Paging & Code Squelch function.99.95 MHz ( ) OFF / SKIP / ONLY SPL. Enables/Disables the Transmitter Battery Saver.OFF SAV.OFF / RVT. Enables or disables the VFO band edge limiting for the current band. Selects the Receive-mode Battery Saver interval (“sleep” ratio) Selects the Smart Search Sweep mode. 26 [M/T-CL] 27 [NAME] 28 [NM WRT] 29 [PAGER] 30 [PAG. Adjusts the RF Squelch threshold level. Toggles the display indication between “frequency” and the channel’s “Alpha/Numeric Tag. or AUTO 50 CTCSS tones (100 Hz) 1MIN .RVT] 40 [RX MOD] 41 [RXSAVE] 42 [S SRCH] 43 [SCN MD] 44 [SCN.OFF / ALT.CWT / EMG.00 . Enables/Disables the Scan lamp while paused. Selects the Control Locking lockout combination. + ( ) RVT.OFF / PWD.LED] 53 [TXSAVE] 54 [VFO.d9 KEY / 5SEC / TOGGLE LK KEY / LKDIAL / LK K+D / LK PTT / LK P+K / LK P+D / LK ALL MONI / T-CALL FREQ / ALPHA --OFF / ON ABK.30MIN or OFF (6MIN) LED. Setting of the CTCSS Tone Frequency.5 kHz) TX Deviation. ON AUTO / FM / AM 200 MS / 300 MS / 500 MS / 1 S / 2 S / OFF SINGLE / CONT ONLY / MEM ON / OFF 0. Enables/disables the Priority Revert feature.” Stores Alpha-Numeric “Tags” for the Memory channels.ALL / OFF INT.LMP / EMG.OFF / ABK. Enables/Disables the Weather Alert Scan feature.NAR] 56 [WX ALT] Selects the MONI key (just below the PTT switch) function.COD / INT. ON --BUSY / HOLD / TIME <REV> / <HOME> S-1 / S-2 / S-3 / S-4 / S-5 / S6 / S-8 / S-FULL / OFF RPT.CDR] 32 [PAG. ON / LED.CODE 9 (CODE 1) d1 .SET (MENU) MODE SET MODE ITEM 20 [EMG S] FUNCTION Selects the alarm(s) utilized when the Emergency function is engaged. ON BAND / ALL WIDE / NARROW ALT. Sets the magnitude of the repeater Shift.OFF / RPT. Setting the Receiver Pager Code for the Enhanced CTCSS Paging & Code Squelch. Selects the receiving mode. Selects the Tone Encoder and/or Decoder mode.BND] 55 [WID.LMP] 45 [SHIFT] 46 [SKIP] 47 [SPLIT] 48 [SQL.MEM CODE 0 . Selects the Scan Resume mode.C+L / EMG. Selects the Memory Scan “Skip” channel-selection mode. Selects the function of the [HM/RV] key.5 / 15 / 20 / 25 / 50 / 100 kHz.OFF / SPL.ABK] 31 [PAG.CDT] 33 [PSWD] 34 [PSWD W] 35 [RESUME] 36 [REV/HM] 37 [RF SQL] 38 [RPT. Enables/Disables the TX LED while the radio is transmitting. ON OFF / TONE / TSQL / REV TN / DCS 5 / 10 / 12. Enables/Disables split CTCSS/DCS coding.

Sets the magnitude of the repeater Shift. Selects the Memory Scan channel-selection mode.CODE 9 (CODE 1) d1 . Enables/disables the Enhanced CTCSS Paging & Code Squelch function. + ( ) 0. Programs and activates the CW Identifier (used during ARTS operation). Setting the Receiver Pager Code for the Enhanced CTCSS Paging & Code Squelch. Setting of the DTMF Autodialer Delay Time. SET MODE ITEM AVAILABLE VALUES (DEFAULT) 4 [ARS] 38 [RPT. ON – – Toggles the display indication between “frequency” and the 27 [NAME] channel’s “Alpha/Numeric Tag.CDR] 32 [PAG.OFF / ALT. Enables/Disables the Transmitter Battery Saver.95 MHz ( ) OFF / 1T / 3T / 5T / 8T / CONT 104 standard DCS codes (023) T/RX N.RVT] 43 [SCN MD] 44 [SCN. Selects the Polling Interval during ARTS operation.OFF / ABK. Setting of the DTMF Autodialer Sending Speed.MEM CODE 0 . Selects the memory register for an Access Number (DTMF digit) for non-WIRES™. Selects the Tone Encoder and/or Decoder mode. ON / ARS. Enables/disables the Answer Back function of the Enhanced CTCSS Paging & Code Squelch. ON OFF / TONE / TSQL / REV TN / DCS 50 standard CTCSS tones (100 Hz) INRANG / ALWAYS / OFF 25 SEC / 15 SEC TX OFF / TX ON – CTCSS/DSC/DTMF SETTING Selects the number of CTCSS/DCS Bell ringer repetitions. Enables/Disables split CTCSS/DCS coding. – / RPT.COD] 14 [DCS. SET MODE ITEM AVAILABLE VALUES (DEFAULT) MEMORY SETTING SET MODE ITEM AVAILABLE VALUES (DEFAULT) FREQ / ALPHA – BUSY / HOLD / TIME RVT. T/RX R 50MS / 100MS / 250MS / 450MS / 750MS / 1000MS 50MS /100MS – SPL. Enables/disables the CW identifier during ARTS operation.ABK] 31 [PAG.00 .99.OFF / RVT. ON ONLY / MEM ON / OFF OFF / SKIP / ONLY ALT. SET MODE ITEM AVAILABLE VALUES (DEFAULT) 35 [RESUME] 39 [PRI.TYP] 50 [TN FRQ] 2 [AR BEP] 3 [AR INT] 10 [CWID] 11 [CW WRT] ARS. Enables/Disables the Weather Alert Scan feature. Enables/Disables the Scan lamp while paused. SET MODE ITEM AVAILABLE VALUES (DEFAULT) ARTS SETTING Selects the Beep option during ARTS operation. Enables/Disables “Inverted” DCS code decoding. ON 200 MS / 300 MS / 500 MS / 1 S / 2 S / OFF SAV.” Stores Alpha-Numeric “Tags” for the Memory channels.OFF / RPT.LMP] 46 [SKIP] 56 [WX ALT] POWER SAVER SETTING SET MODE ITEM AVAILABLE VALUES (DEFAULT) Selects the Receive-mode Battery Saver interval (“sleep” 41 [RXSAVE] ratio).CDT] 68 FT-60R OPERATING MANUAL .N/R] 15 [DT DLY] 16 [DT SPD] 17 [DT WRT] 47 [SPLIT] 48 [SQL. Enables/disables the Priority Revert feature.OFF / SPL.OFF / INT. SET MODE ITEM AVAILABLE VALUES (DEFAULT) 21 [I NET] 22 [INT CD] 23 [INT MR] 29 [PAGER] 30 [PAG. Programming of the DTMF Autodialer. RX R. 28 [NM WRT] SCAN SETTING Selects the Scan Resume mode. Setting of the DCS code. : Depends on the transceiver version.MOD] 45 [SHIFT] 7 [BELL] 13 [DCS.SET (MENU) MODE REPEATER SETTING Enables/Disables the Automatic Repeater Shift function. Setting of the CTCSS Tone Frequency.OFF RPT.COD / INT. Setting the Transmitting Pager Code for the Enhanced CTCSS Paging & Code Squelch. Selects the Memory Scan “Skip” channel-selection mode. Selects the Access Number (DTMF digit) for WIRES™ operation. TX R.d9 OFF / ON ABK.OFF / SAV. Sets the Repeater Shift Direction. ON INT. 53 [TXSAVE] WIRES™ SETTING Selects the Internet Link Connection mode.

ON / BCL.30MIN or OFF (6MIN) LED.B+L / EMG.SET (MENU) MODE SWITCH/KNOB SETTING Enables/Disables the beeper.CON.LED] 54 [VFO. Selects the Control Locking lockout combination.SFT] 12 [DC VLT] 18 [EAI] 19 [EDG. 36 [REV/HM] MISCELLANEOUS SETTING Setting of the Automatic Power-Off feature.0 H BCL. Enables/Disables the Band-edge beeper while selecting the frequency via the DIAL knob. ON – S-1 / S-2 / S-3 / S-4 / S-5 / S-6 / S-8 / S-FULL / OFF AUTO / FM / AM SINGLE / CONT 5 / 10 /12.12. Selects the receiving mode.ALL / OFF PWD.BND] 55 [WID. Enables/disables the Password feature. Enables or disables the VFO band edge limiting for the current band. Setting of the synthesizer steps. 26 [M/T-CL] Selects the function of the [HM/RV] key. 1M . Enables/Disables the Emergency Automatic ID (EAI) Feature. ON / LED.LMP / EMG.CWT / EMG. Stores the password. Enables/Disables the Busy Channel Lock-Out feature.LED] 9 [CLK. Select Wide (±5 kHz) or Narrow (±2. Setting of the TOT time Enables/Disables the TX LED while the radio is transmitting. ON EMG. or AUTO 1MIN . SET MODE ITEM AVAILABLE VALUES (DEFAULT) 6 [BEEP] 24 [LAMP] 25 [LOCK] KEY+SC / KEY / OFF KEY / 5SEC / TOGGLE LK KEY / LKDIAL / LK K+D / LK PTT / LK P+K / LK P+D / LK ALL MONI / T-CALL <REV> / <HOME> OFF / 0. SET MODE ITEM AVAILABLE VALUES (DEFAULT) 1 [APO] 5 [BCLO] 8 [BSY.5 / 15 / 20 / 25 / 50 / 100 kHz.C+L / EMG. 50M / ON.OFF / SFT.5H .INT.50M / OFF BEP.BEP / EMG.BEP] 20 [EMG S] 33 [PSWD] 34 [PSWD W] 37 [RF SQL] 40 [RX MOD] 42 [S SRCH] 49 [STEP] 51 [TOT] 52 [TX. Indicates the DC Supply Voltage. ON / LED.OFF LED. Selects the LCD/Keypad Lamp mode.C+B / EMG.OFF / BEP. Enables/Disables the BUSY LED while the Squelch is open. 1M .5 kHz) TX Deviation.OFF / PWD. Selects the alarm(s) utilized when the Emergency function is engaged. Shifting of the CPU clock frequency. Selects the Smart Search Sweep mode.OFF BAND / ALL WIDE / NARROW Selects the MONI key (just below the PTT switch) function.OFF SFT. Adjusts the RF Squelch threshold level. ON – INT.NAR] FT-60R OPERATING MANUAL 69 .

ON Set Mode Item 5 [BCLO] Function: Enables/Disables the Busy Channel Lock-Out feature. ON/ARS. OFF: No alert beeps sound.OFF Default: ARS. OFF: Beeper is disabled. Available Values: OFF/1T/3T/5T/8T/CONT (Continuous ringing) Default: OFF 70 FT-60R OPERATING MANUAL .SET (MENU) MODE Set Mode Item 1 [APO] Function: Setting of the Automatic Power-Off feature.12. Set Mode Item 3 [AR INT] Function: Selects the Polling Interval during ARTS operation.5H . ON/BCL. Available Values: INRANG/ALWAYS/OFF Default: INRANG INRANG: Beeps sound only when the radio first detects that you are within range. Set Mode Item 7 [BELL] Function: Selects the number of CTCSS/DCS Bell ringer repetitions.5 hour multiples Default: OFF Set Mode Item 2 [AR BEP] Function: Selects the Beep option during ARTS operation. Available Values: KEY+SC/KEY/OFF Default: KEY+SC KEY+SC: The beeper sounds when you press any key. Available Values: ARS.OFF Set Mode Item 6 [BEEP] Function: Enables/Disables the beeper. KEY: The beeper sounds when you press any key. Available Values: 25 SEC/15 SEC Default: 25SEC Set Mode Item 4 [ARS] Function: Enables/Disables the Automatic Repeater Shift function. Available Values: BCL.0 H in 0. ALWAYS: Beeps sound every time a polling transmission is received from the other station (every 15 or 25 seconds when in range). Available Values: OFF/0.OFF Default: BCL. or when the scanner stops.

Available Values: LED.OFF/SFT. Set Mode Item 13 [DCS. Available Values: 50MS (high speed)/100MS (low speed) Default: 50MS FT-60R OPERATING MANUAL 71 .SET (MENU) MODE Set Mode Item 8 [BSY. TX R. Available Values: 104 standard DCS codes Default: DCS.” should it fall on a desired frequency. ON Default: SFT.OFF This function is only used to move a spurious response “birdie.OFF Default: LED.LED] Function: Enables/Disables the BUSY LED while the Squelch is open. Available Values: 50MS/100MS/250MS/450MS750MS/1000MS Default: 450MS Set Mode Item 16 [DT SPD] Function: Setting of the DTMF Autodialer Sending Speed. Set Mode Item 10 [CWID] Function: Enables/disables the CW identifier during ARTS operation. See page 53 for details.SFT] Function: Shifting of the CPU clock frequency.COD] Function: Setting of the DCS code. RX R. T/RX R Default: T/RX N 023 054 125 165 245 274 356 445 506 627 732 025 065 131 172 246 306 364 446 516 631 734 026 071 132 174 251 311 365 452 523 632 743 DCS CODE 031 032 036 043 072 073 074 114 134 143 145 152 205 212 223 225 252 255 261 263 315 325 331 332 371 411 412 413 454 455 462 464 526 532 546 565 654 662 664 703 754 – – – 047 115 155 226 265 343 423 465 606 712 – 051 116 156 243 266 346 431 466 612 723 – 053 122 162 244 271 351 432 503 624 731 – Set Mode Item 15 [DT DLY] Function: Setting of the DTMF Autodialer Delay Time.N/R] Function: Enables/Disables “Inverted” DCS code decoding. Available Values: T/RX N. Available Values: SFT. ON/LED. ON Set Mode Item 9 [CLK. Set Mode Item 12 [DC VLT] Function: Indicates the DC Supply Voltage.023 Set Mode Item 14 [DCS. Available Values: TX OFF/TX ON Default: TX OFF Set Mode Item 11 [CW WRT] Function: Programs and activates the CW Identifier (used during ARTS operation).

Available Values: EMG. 50M.SET (MENU) MODE Set Mode Item 17 [DT WRT] Function: Programming of the DTMF Autodialer. EMG. or EMG.BEP/EMG.BEP: Loud “Alarm” sounds. OFF: Disables the Emergency function.LMP/EMG.ALL: All of the above are activated.INT. Set Mode Item 18 [EAI] Function: Enables/Disables the Emergency Automatic ID (EAI) Feature. the radio will be instructed to send “DE (your callsign)” after the sending of the SOS message. Available Values: BEP.OFF/ BEP. CON. by pressing and holding in the [4(RPT)] key. 1M .BEP] Function: Enables/Disables the Band-edge beeper while selecting the frequency via the DIAL knob.C+B. EMG. 72 FT-60R OPERATING MANUAL . and OFF Default: OFF Set Mode Item 19 [EDG. CON. INT.B+L/EMG.15M. Available Values: INT. CON.10M. The Emergency function also cannot be engaged.20M.C+L.” When the radio is set to the EMG. EMG.C+L: The LCD/Keypad lamp flashes. CON. INT.30M. CON.CWT.B+L: Loud “Alarm” sounds and the LCD/Keypad lamp flashes.OFF Set Mode Item 20 [EMG S] Function: Selects the alarm(s) utilized when the Emergency function is engaged. if this Menu is set to “OFF. EMG. EMG.C+B/EMG.40M. INT. EMG.CON. See page 54 for details.40M. CON.CWT: Transmits the Morse Code “SOS” (••• – – –•••) message on the air beginning one minute after activation of the Emergency function.15M.C+L/ EMG.C+B: Loud “Alarm” sounds and the Morse Code “SOS” (••• – – –•••) message is transmitted on the air beginning one minute after activation of the Emergency function.B+L EMG. and the Morse Code “SOS” (••• – – –•••) message is transmitted on the air beginning one minute after activation of the Emergency function.10M. if your callsign is entered via Set Mode Item 10: CWID.ALL mode. EMG. 1M . INT. INT. 50M. EMG.20M.30M.ALL/OFF Default: EMG.LMP: The LCD/Keypad lamp flashes.CWT/EMG. ON Default: BEP.

MEM: Sets up the Internet Link Connection mode for other (DTMF string) Internet Link System access. TOGGLE: Toggles the Keypad/LCD lamp on and off when you press the LAMP switch repeatedly. INT.d9 Default: d1 Set Mode Item 24 [LAMP] Function: Selects the LCD/Keypad Lamp mode.” and “P” = “PTT.MEM Default: INT.OFF/INT. Available Values: d1 . Available Values: CODE 0 .SET (MENU) MODE Set Mode Item 21 [I NET] Function: Selects the Internet Link Connection mode. Available Values: INT.” FT-60R OPERATING MANUAL 73 .OFF: Disables the Internet Link Connection mode.COD/INT.COD: Sets up the Internet Link Connection mode for WIRES™ access.OFF INT. INT. 5SEC: Illuminates the Keypad/LCD for five seconds when you press the LAMP switch momentarily.” “D” = “Dial. Set Mode Item 22 [INT CD] Function: Selects the Access Number (DTMF digit) for WIRESTM operation. Set Mode Item 25 [LOCK] Function: Selects the Control Locking lockout combination.CODE 9 Default: CODE 1 Set Mode Item 23 [INT MR] Function: Selects the memory register for an Access Number (DTMF code) for nonWIRES™ Internet Link System access. Available Values: LK KEY/LKDIAL/LK K+D/LK PTT/LK P+K/LK P+D/LK ALL Default: LK KEY Note: “K” = “Key. Available Values: KEY/5SEC/TOGGLE Default: KEY KEY: Illuminates the Keypad/LCD for five seconds when you rotate the DIAL knob or press any key or switch (except the PTT switch).

Available Values: ABK. Set Mode Item 29 [PAGER] Function: Enables/disables the Enhanced CTCSS Paging & Code Squelch function.” Available Values: FREQ/ALPHA Default: FREQ Set Mode Item 28 [NM WRT] Function: Stores Alpha-Numeric “Tags” for the Memory channels. ON Default: ABK. MONI: Pressing the MONI key causes the Noise/Tone Squelch to be over-ridden. See page 44 for details.ABK] Function: Enables/disables the Answer Back function of the Enhanced CTCSS Paging & Code Squelch. Set Mode Item 32 [PAG. Set Mode Item 33 [PSWD] Function: Enables/disables the Password feature. allowing you to listen for weak (or non-encoded) signals. Available Values: PWD. See page 44 for details.CDR] Function: Setting the Receiver Pager Code for the Enhanced CTCSS Paging & Code Squelch. Available Values: MONI/T-CALL Default: Depends on the transceiver version.OFF/ABK.CDT] Function: Setting the Transmitting Pager Code for the Enhanced CTCSS Paging & Code Squelch. T-CALL: Pressing the MONI key activates a 1750-Hz burst tone.OFF 74 FT-60R OPERATING MANUAL . used for repeater access in many countries (especially in Europe). See page 30 for details. Set Mode Item 27 [NAME] Function: Toggles the display indication between “frequency” and the channel’s “Alpha/ Numeric Tag.OFF/PWD.SET (MENU) MODE Set Mode Item 26 [M/T-CL] Function: Selects the MONI key (just below the PTT switch) function. Available Values: OFF/ON Default: OFF Set Mode Item 30 [PAG.OFF Set Mode Item 31 [PAG. ON Default: PWD.

MOD] Function: Sets the Repeater Shift Direction. <HOME>: Pressing the [HM/RV] key instantly recalls a favorite “Home” channel. Set Mode Item 37 [RF SQL] Function: Adjusts the RF Squelch threshold level. Available Values: RPT. Available Values: S-1/S-2/S-3/S-4/S-5/S-6/S-8/S-FULL/OFF Default: OFF Set Mode Item 38 [RPT. then will resume when the carrier drops.OFF/RPT. ON Default: RVT. E (substitute for “ ”).SET (MENU) MODE Set Mode Item 34 [PSWD W] Function: Stores the password. HOLD: The scanner will stop when a signal is received. C. and will not restart. Available Values: BUSY/HOLD/TIME Default: BUSY BUSY: The scanner will hold until the signal disappears. A. and F (substitute for “#”) Set Mode Item 35 [RESUME] Function: Selects the Scan Resume mode. Available Values: AUTO/FM/AM Default: AUTO (Mode automatically changes according to operating frequency) FT-60R OPERATING MANUAL 75 . Set Mode Item 39 [PRI. Available Values: <REV> / <HOME> Default: <REV> <REV>: Pressing the [HM/RV] key reverses the transmit and receive frequencies during repeater operation. Available entries are 0-9. then resume whether or not the other station is still transmitting. TIME: The scanner will hold for the five seconds. D.OFF See page 42 for details. as well as the setting of Set Mode Item 4: ARS.OFF/RVT. Set Mode Item 40 [RX MOD] Function: Selects the receiving mode.RVT] Function: Enables/disables the Priority Revert feature. + Default: Depends on the transceiver version. B. Set Mode Item 36 [REV/HM] Function: Selects the function of the [HM/RV] key. -/RPT. Available Values: RVT.

Available Values: 0. All channels where activity is present (up to 15 in each direction) are loaded into the Smart Search memories. Available Values: ON/OFF Default: ON Set Mode Item 45 [SHIFT] Function: Sets the magnitude of the repeater Shift. CONT: The transceiver makes a sweep in each direction as with the “SINGLE” mode. Available Values: ONLY/MEM Default: MEM ONLY: The scanner will only scan channels that are flagged (Preferential Scan List). starting on the current frequency. the radio continues sweeping until they are all filled.95 MHz (50 kHz increments) Default: Depends on the operating band and transceiver version.5)/1 S(1:5)/2 S(1:10)/OFF Default: 200 MS Set Mode Item 42 [S SRCH] Function: Selects the Smart Search Sweep mode. Set Mode Item 43 [SCN MD] Function: Selects the Memory Scan channel-selection mode.5)/500 MS(1:2. the search stops after one sweep in each direction. MEM: The scanner will “skip” the flagged channels during scanning.00 . Set Mode Item 44 [SCN. Available Values: SINGLE/CONT Default: SINGLE SINGLE: The transceiver sweeps the current band once in each direction. but if all 31 channels are not filled after the first sweep.SET (MENU) MODE Set Mode Item 41 [RXSAVE] Function: Selects the Receive-mode Battery Saver interval (“sleep” ratio) Available Values: 200 MS(1:1)/300 MS(1:1. Available Values: OFF/SKIP/ONLY Default: OFF SKIP: The scanner will “skip” the flagged channels during scanning.LMP] Function: Enables/Disables the Scan lamp while paused. Whether or not all 31 memories are filled. OFF: All memory channels will be scanned (the “flag” will be ignored). Set Mode Item 46 [SKIP] Function: Selects the Memory Scan “Skip” channel-selection mode.99. 76 FT-60R OPERATING MANUAL . ONLY: The scanner will only scan channels that are flagged (Preferential Scan List).

0 69.0 103.5 Function: Setting of the TOT time 210.6 241.0 Hz 123.8 136.9 FT-60R OPERATING MANUAL 77 .” you will see the following additional parameters after the “DCS” parameter while configuring Set Mode Item 47: SQL.TYP] Function: Selects the Tone Encoder and/or Decoder mode.7 159.8 162.5 85.3 173. Set Mode Item 48 [SQL.1 – – – – Default: 6MIN (minutes) The time-out timer shuts off the transmitter after continuous transmission of the programmed time.3 71. Available Values: OFF/TONE/TSQL/REV TN/DCS Default: OFF TONE: CTCSS Encoder TSQL: CTCSS Encoder/Decoder REV TN: Reverse CTCSS Decoder (Mutes receiver when matching tone is received) DCS: Digital Coded Encoder/Decoder Note: See also Set Mode Item 46: SPLIT regarding additional selections available during “Split Tone” operation.8 177.2 Set Mode Item 51 [TOT] 171.9 183.3 179.9 114.OFF/SPL.1 225. 151.5 186. Select the desired operating mode from the selections shown above.5 141.2 110.5 107. 82.8 Available Values: 1MIN .7 quency.5 167.7 218.30MIN or OFF 250.8 Default: 100.4 88.4 Available Values: 50 standard CTCSS tones 100.8 97.3 146.9 74. Available Values: 5/10/12.2 165.0 79.TYP. or AUTO Default: AUTO (Step automatically changes according to operating frequency.2 189. T DCS: Encodes a CTCSS tone and Decodes a DCS code.5 206. D TSQL: Encodes a DCS code and Decodes a CTCSS tone.3 131.4 77.4 156.OFF When this Set Mode Item is set to “SPL.6 199.8 196.5 91.5/15/20/25/50/100 kHz.5 203.8 118.5 94. ON. D: DCS Encode only.3 254.1 233.9 192.SET (MENU) MODE Set Mode Item 47 [SPLIT] Function: Enables/Disables split CTCSS/DCS coding.) Set Mode Item 50 [TN FRQ] Function: Setting of the CTCSS Tone FreCTCSS TONE FREQUENCY (Hz) 67. Set Mode Item 49 [STEP] Function: Setting of the synthesizer steps.0 127.7 229. Available Values: SPL. ON Default: SPL.

Set Mode Item 56 [WX ALT] Function: Enables/Disables the Weather Alert Scan feature. ALL: When the VFO frequency reaches the high edge of the current band.OFF/ALT.LED] Function: Enables/Disables the TX LED while the radio is transmitting.SET (MENU) MODE Set Mode Item 52 [TX. the VFO frequency will jump to the low band edge of the current band (or vice versa). the VFO frequency will jump to the low band edge of the next band (or vice versa). Available Values: SAV. Available Values: ALT.OFF/ SAV. Set Mode Item 55 [WID. The receiver IF filter bandwidth is not changed via this setting. Available Values: BAND/ALL Default: BAND BAND: When the VFO frequency reaches the high band edge of the current band. ON Default: SAV.5 kHz) TX Deviation. Available Values: WIDE/NARROW Default: WIDE Note: If “Narrow” is selected. ON/LED. ON Set Mode Item 53 [TXSAVE] Function: Enables/Disables the Transmitter Battery Saver.BND] Function: Enables or disables the VFO band edge limiting for the current band. OFF 78 FT-60R OPERATING MANUAL . ON Default: ALT.OFF Default: LED. Available Values: LED.OFF Set Mode Item 54 [VFO. the receiver audio level is increased slightly to compensate for the reduced deviation.NAR] Function: Select Wide (±5 kHz) or Narrow (±2.

Standby. Saver On) 0. F3E Antenna Impedance: 50 Ω Supply Voltage: Nominal: 7. 2nd: 450 kHz Sensitivity : 0.5 W (Low) (Approx.2” (D) (58 x 109 x 30 mm) (W/O knob.) Variable Reactance F2D.05 Oz (370 g) with FNB-83.2 µV for 12 dB SINAD (150-174 MHz. F3E ±5.5/15/20/25/50/100 kHz Frequency Stability: ±5 ppm @ 14 ºF to 122 ºF (–10 °C to +50 °C) Repeater Shift: ±600 kHz (144 MHz).0 W (Middle) / 0.0 ~ 16. antenna.2 µV for 12 dB SINAD (400-470 MHz.25 µV for 12 dB SINAD (336-420 MHz. 430-450 MHz Channel Steps: 5/10/12.0 kHz (F2D.990 MHz.3 A (5 W TX.999.5 V) Specifications are subject to change without notice.0 V DC (EXT DC Jack with Charging) Current Consumption: 125 mA (Receive) (Approx. ±1.6 MHz (430 MHz) Emission Type: F2D.0/7. FM) Selectivity: 12 kHz/35 kHz (–6 dB /–60 dB) AF Output: 400 mW @ 8 W for 10 % THD (@ 7.6/5. FM) 0.520 MHz (AM/FM).8 µV for 10 dB SN (300-336 MHz. Negative Ground (Negative Ground) Operating: 6.16 µV for 12 dB SINAD (140-150 MHz. F3E) At least 60 dB down (@ High and Middle power) At least 40 dB down (@ Low power) 2 kΩ Receiver Circuit Type: Double-Conversion Superheterodyne Intermediate Frequencies: 1st: 47. AM) (Cellular Blocked) 0.137 MHz (Air Band). 430 MHz) Operating Temperature: –4 ºF to 140 ºF (–20 °C to +60 °C) Case Size: 2.5 µV TYP for 12 dB SINAD (800-900 MHz. Saver Off) 19 mA (Standby.3 µV TYP for 12 dB SINAD (174-300 MHz.2 V) 45 mA (144 MHz. 700 . FM) 0.3” (W) x 4. Frequency ranges will vary according to transceiver version. 137 . FM) 0.8 mA (Auto Power Off) 1.0 V DC (EXT DC Jack) 11. FM) 0.0 ~ 16.8 µV TYP for 10 dB SN (108-137 MHz. AM) 0.3” (H) x 1. 144 MHz) 1. FM) 0.5 A (5 W TX. @7. Saver Off) 47 mA (430 MHz.25 MHz. Standby. FM) 0. and belt clip) Weight: 13. and are guaranteed within the 144 and 430 MHz amateur bands only. FT-60R OPERATING MANUAL 79 .2 V DC. check with your dealer.25 µV for 12 dB SINAD (470-520 MHz.2 µV for 12 dB SINAD (137-140 MHz.990 MHz (FM) TX 144-148 MHz. FM) 0.SPECIFICATIONS General 108 .0 W (High) / 2. and antenna Frequency Ranges: (Cellular Blocked) RX Transmitter RF Power Output: Modulation Type: Maximum Deviation: Spurious Emission: Microphone Impedance: 5.8 µV TYP for 12 dB SINAD (800-999. FM) 0.

000 .990 MODE FM FM FM AM FM FM FM FM FM FM STEP 50 kHz 5 kHz 12.975 160.137.300.000 .160.000 222.000 .“AUTO” MODE PRESET OPERATING PARAMETERS FREQENCY RANGE (MHZ) 108.420.900 .5 kHz 100 kHz 12.000 .156.5 kHz 25 kHz 12.999.000 156.162.600 160.000 144.000 700.000 .500 .336.000 .000 420.222.5 kHz 25 kHz 12.5 kHz 25 kHz 12.000 .000 300.520.160.157.000 .000 MODE AM FM FM FM FM FM FM FM FM FM STEP 25 kHz 12.000 148.000 .000 .450 .174.5 kHz 50 kHz 50 kHz 12.161.900 162.000 336.000 225.5 kHz 5 kHz 12.5 kHz FREQENCY RANGE (MHZ) 174.000 800.000 .800.5 kHz 25 kHz 12.5 kHz 80 FT-60R OPERATING MANUAL .975 .000 470.148.600 .470.144.450.500 161.450 157.000 .225.000 450.000 137.000 .000 .000 .

1. 2. Operation is subject to the following two conditions: (1) This device may not cause harmful interference. and (2) this device must accept any interference including received. . interference that may cause undesired operation. or readily being altered. 3. by the User to operate within the frequency bands allocated to the Domestic public Cellular Telecommunications Service in Part 22. Changes or modifications to this device not expressly approved by VERTEX STANDARD could void the user’s authorization to operate this device. WARNING: MODIFICATION OF THIS DEVICE TO RECEIVE CELLULAR RADIOTELEPHONE SERVICE SIGNALS IS PROHIBITED UNDER FCC RULES AND FEDERAL LAW. The scanning receiver in this equipment is incapable of tuning. DECLARATION BY MANUFACTURER The Scanner receiver is not a digital scanner and is incapable of being converted or modified to a digital scanner receiver by any user. This device complies with part 15 of the FCC Rules.

. No portion of this manual may be reproduced without the permission of VERTEX STANDARD CO. All rights reserved. LTD. LTD. Printed in Japan E H 0 1 7 M 1 0 0 0406x-0X ..Copyright 2004 VERTEX STANDARD CO.

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