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Introduction ....................................... 1 Specifications..................................... 2 Accessories & Options ...................... 3 Front Panel Controls & Switches....... 4 Right Side Connector ......................... 6 Rear Panel Connections ..................... 7 Microphone Switches ........................ 8 Installation ....................................... 10 Preliminary Inspection ................. 10 Installation Tips ............................ 10 Safety Information ........................ 11 Antenna Considerations ............... 12 Mobile Installation ....................... 14
Transceiver Installation ................... 14 Mobile Power Connections ............. 15 Mobile Speakers ............................. 15 CTCSS (Cotinuous Tone Coded Squelch System) ... 28 DCS (Digital Code Squelch) .......... 28 DCS Tone Search Scanning ............ 30 CTCSS Bell Paging ........................ 30 1750 Hz Tone Calling (European Versions) ... 30
DTMF Tone Generation............... 31
DTMF Autodialer Operation .......... 31
Base Station Installation ............... 16
AC Power Supplies ......................... 16 Packet Radio Terminal Node Controller (TNC) ... 16
Operation ......................................... 18 Basic Operation/Reception........... 18
Turning the Power On/Off .............. 18 Supply Voltage Display .................. 18 Adjusting the Volume and Squelch 18 RF Squelch ...................................... 18 Display Options .............................. 19 Lock Feature ................................... 20
Frequency Navigation [“DIAL” (VFO) Mode] ... 20
Main Dial Tuning ............................ 20 Direct Keypad Frequency Entry ..... 21 AM Mode Activation ...................... 21 Channel Step Selection ................... 22 Key pad Beeper ............................... 22 Display Brightness .......................... 23 Display Contrast .............................. 23
Transmission ................................ 24
Power Output Setting ...................... 24 PTT Locking ................................... 24
Repeater Splits ............................. 25
Standerd Repeater Shift .................. 25 Automatic Repeater Shift ................ 26 Separate Transmit Frequency Memories ... 27
MIC Gain Control ........................ 32 Memory System Operation .............. 34 Memory Storage ........................... 34 Recalling Memories ..................... 34 Direct Keypad Memory Recall .... 35 Home Channel Memories ............. 35 Programming the Home Channel(s).... 35 Naming and Displaying Memories ..... 36 Loading a Memory into the VFO . 36 Memory Only Mode ..................... 37 Erasing Memories ........................ 37 Scanning Features ............................ 38 Scanning Operation ...................... 38 Scan-Resume Options .................. 38 Memory Skip Scanning ................ 39 Temporary Memory Skip ............. 39 Programmable Band-Scan Limits. 39 Smart Search Operation ............... 40 Priority Channel Monitoring ........ 41 ARTS:Auto Range Transpond System ... 43 ARTS Modes................................ 44 CW ID (Morse Identifier) Set up . 44 Packet Operation ............................. 45 Miscellaneous Settings .................... 46 Time-Out Timer ........................... 46 Automatic Power-Off ................... 46 Cooling Fan Control ..................... 47 Programming the Front Panel/ Microphone Key Functions .... 47 DCS Code Inversion..................... 48 Demonstration Mode .................... 49
Programming the DemoMessage .... 50
Tone Squelch Systems.................. 28
Resetting the CPU ........................ 50 Transceiver Cloning ........................ 51 Menu System ................................... 52 Menu Selection Details ................ 53
The FT-90R is an ultra-compact, high-power dual-band FM mobile transceiver providing high performance on the Amateur 144 MHz and 430 MHz bands. The FT-90R represents an engineering breakthrough in electro-mechanical construction, providing 50 Watts output on 144 MHz and 35 Watts output on 430 MHz from an enclosure measuring only 100 x 30 x 138 mm (3.9” x 1.2” x 5.4”) WHD. Despite its incredibly small size, the FT-90R is a full-featured rig, providing extended receive coverage, CTCSS and DCS Tone Squelch systems, and Yaesu’s exclusive ARTS™ (Auto-Range Transponder System) and Smart Search™ features for today’s active operator. We recommend that you read this manual in its entirety, so as to get the most out of your new FT-90R MICRO MOBILE!
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430 MHz) Case Size: 100(W) x 30(H) x 138(D) mm (w/o knobs) Weight: 640 g (1. Transmitter RF Power Output: Modulation Type: Maximum Deviation: Spurious Emissions: Microphone Impedance: 50/20/10/5 W (144 MHz). Squelched) 9. 2 FT-90R O PERATING MANUAL .5 A (Tx. F1 Antenna Impedance: 50 Ω. Frequency range may very according to local requirements and regulations. 35/20/10/5 W (430 MHz) Variable Reactance ±5 kHz At least 60 dB below fundamental 2 kΩ Receiver Circuit Type: Double-Conversion Superheterodyne Intermediate Frequencies: 45. Negative Ground Current Consumption (approx): 350 mA (Receive.05 MHz and 455 kHz Sensitivity: 0. Unbalanced (Antenna Duplexer built-in) Frequency Stability: ±5 ppm (–5 °C to +60 °C) Operating Temp. 144 MHz) 8. Specifications guaranteed only within the 2m and 70cm amateur bands.) * Cellular and digital telephone frequencies are blocked and cannot be restored. 810~999. 300~530 MHz.975 MHz* TX: 144-146 MHz or 144-148 MHz (144 MHz) 430-440 MHz or 430-450 MHz (430 MHz) Channel Steps: 5/10/12.8 V ±15 %.5 A (Tx.41 lb.Specifications General Frequency Ranges: RX: 100~230 MHz. Range: –20 °C to +60 °C Supply Voltage: DC 13.18 µV @12 dB SINAD Selectivity: 12 kHz/24 kHz (–6 dB/–60 dB) AF Output: 2 W @ 8 Ω for 10 % THD AF Output Impedance: 4 Ω – 16 Ω Specifications are subject to change without notice or obligation.5/15/20/25/50 kHz Emission Type: F3. F2.
while others may be unavailable in some regions. Some accessories are supplied as standard per local requirements. should it cause damage. Consult your Yaesu dealer for details regarding these and any newly available options.Yaesu-approved accessory. FT-90R O PERATING MANUAL 3 .Accessories & Options SUPPLIED ACCESSORIES Microphone (See list below) Mobile Mounting Bracket MMB-68 DC Power Cord w/Fuse (Part # T9021715) Spare 15A Fuse OPTIONAL ACCESSORIES MH-36A6J MH-42A6J YSK-90 SP-7 MEK-2 DTMF Microphone Hand Microphone Separation Kit External Loudspeaker Microphone Extension Kit Availability of accessories may vary. may void the Limited Warranty on this apparatus. Connection of any non.
“Minus” shift (–). „ Key During split-frequency operation. The function of this key can also be changed to another function via MENU #22 (see page 56). † Key This key toggles repeater shift: “Automatic Repeater Shift” (ARS). this key selects display of the channel frequency or the Alpha/Numeric “name” of the channel.Front Panel Controls & Switches • ƒ ‡ˆ ‚ • VOL Knob „ … † ‰ This control adjusts the volume level of the receiver’s audio. ‚ SQL Knob This control sets the threshold level at which received signals (or noise) will open the squelch. “Plus” shift (+). During Memory operation. so as to provide the best sensitivity to weak signals. or “Simplex. FT-90R O PERATING MANUAL 4 . status of functions. alpha/numeric memory labels. ƒ D ISPLAY The display consists of segmented digits which indicate operating frequency. such as through a repeater. Clockwise rotation increases the volume level. … Key This key selects the MAIN DIAL’s band of operation: VHF or UHF. Press and hold in this key for one second to activate the “Set” (MENU) Mode.” The function of this key can also be changed to another function via MENU #23 (see page 56). and MENU functions. It should be advanced clockwise just to the point where the noise is silenced. this key reverses the transmit and receive frequencies.
and function setting tasks on the transceiver. ˆ PWR Switch This is the main “ON/OFF” switch for the transceiver. • DC Voltage. memory selection. or • Frequency Control Mode. Press and hold in this button for one second to activate the SMART SEARCHT M feature.Front Panel Controls & Switches ‡ Button This button selects the items to be displayed on the bottom line of the LCD: • Functions of the keys below the display. FT-90R O PERATING MANUAL 5 . ‰ MAIN DIAL Knob This 20-position detented rotary switch is the main tuning dial for the transceiver. It is used for most tuning.
Right Side Connector
This 6-pin modular jack accepts transmit audio, and provides 9600 bps data for Packet Operation. Pin 1: SW 2 (multi-function switching) Pin 2: 9600 bps Packet Data Output (Impedance:10 kΩ Maximum Output:500 mV pp) Pin 3: +9V Pin 4: GND Pin 5: Microphone Input Pin 6: SW 1 (multi-function switching)
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Rear Panel Connections
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• EXT SP Jack
This 2-conductor, 3.5-mm mini phone jack provides receiver audio output for an optional external speaker. The audio impedance is 8Ω, and the level varies according to the setting of the front panel’s VOL control. Inserting a plug into this jack disables audio from the transceiver’s internal speaker. This jack may also be used as a source of receiver audio during 1200 bps Packet operation.
‚ 13.8 VDC Cable Pigtail w/Fuse
This is the DC power supply connection for the transceiver.
ƒ ANTENNA Connector
Connect a dual-band antenna’s 50Ω cable to this M-type (SO-239) coaxial connector (European versions are equipped with a Type-N connector). Be certain to use the proper type of plug for connection of the coaxial cable.
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† ‡ ˆ „ … Š ‰
MH-36A6J DTMF Microphone
• DWN Button
Press this button to tune toward a lower VFO frequency (or lower Memory Channel number). Press and hold this button in for one second to start scanning toward a lower VFO frequency (or lower Memory Channel number).
‚ UP Button
Press this button to tune toward a higher VFO frequency (or higher Memory Channel number). Press and hold this button in for one second to start scanning toward a higher VFO frequency (or higher Memory Channel number).
ƒ PTT Switch
Press this switch to transmit, and release it to receive.
„ ACC Button
Press this button to activate the “Priority Channel” monitoring system. In the European version, press this button to transmit a 1750 Hz Burst Tone for repeater access.
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BELL. or LOW. these 16 keys can be used for direct frequency entry and/ or direct numeric recall of Memory channels. ‰ P1 Button This button selects the Tone Squelch type: CTCSS. ˆ KEYPAD (MH-36 A6J only) These 16 keys generate DTMF tones during transmission. or Off (no tone). Š P2 Button This key selects the transmitter power output level: HIGH. FT-90R O PERATING MANUAL 9 . for easier viewing at night. In the receive mode. but the MH-42A6J does not include a DTMF keypad. MID2 (Medium 2). P1. MID1 (Medium 1). ‡ LAMP Switch Slide this switch upward to activate the keypad’s illumination. See page 47. and P2 buttons can be changed via the MENU system. DCS. Note: The functions of the ACC.Microphone Switches … VFO/MR Button This button switches operation between the VFO and Memory modes. MH-42A6J Hand Microphone The MH-42A6J is similar to the MH-36A6J. † LOCK Switch Slide this switch upward to lock (disable) the microphone’s buttons.
Do not install the transceiver on top of another heat-generating device (such as a power supply or amplifier). It is presumed that you possess technical knowledge and conceptual understanding consistent with your status as a licensed radio amateur. Be certain to save the shipping carton. if the unit was purchased over-the-counter) so as to get instructions regarding the prompt resolution of the damage situation. books. Gently shake the transceiver to verify that no internal components have been shaken loose due to rough handling during shipping. or papers on top of the FT-90R. Please take some extra time to make certain that the important safety and technical requirements detailed in this chapter are followed closely. so as to preserve the evidence of shipping damage for insurance purposes. and inspect the cabinet for any damage. use the original packing materials but put the entire package inside another packing carton. especially in hot climates. Confirm that all controls and switches work freely. Preliminary Inspection Inspect the transceiver visually immediately upon opening the packing carton. 10 FT-90R O PERATING MANUAL . especially if there are any punctures or other evidence of damage incurred during shipping. if it is necessary to return the unit for service or replacement.Installation This chapter describes the installation procedure for integrating the FT-90R into a typical amateur radio station. Installation Tips To ensure long life of the components. be certain to provide adequate ventilation around the cabinet of the FT-90R. document it thoroughly and contact the shipping company (or your local dealer. Avoid heating vents and window locations that could expose the transceiver to excessive direct sunlight. The FT-90R should not be used in an environment where the ambient temperature exceeds +60º C (140º F). and do not place equipment. If any evidence of damage is discovered.
Do not allow anyone to stand in front of a directional antenna while you are transmitting into that antenna. it is preferable to mount your antenna on top of the roof of the vehicle. In mobile installations. to prevent short circuits. as well as a generator of RF (Radio Frequency) energy. for example). so as to utilize the car body as a counterpoise for the antenna and raise the radiation pattern as far away from passengers as possible. ‚O ‚O ‚O Do not allow unsupervised children to play in the vicinity of your transceiver or antenna installation. Do not route cables or wires through door jambs or other locations where. especially on UHF. Do not install a directional antenna in any location where humans or pets may be walking in the main directional lobe of the antenna’s radiation pattern. Be certain to wrap any wire or cable splices thoroughly with insulating electrical tape. During vehicular operation when stopped (in a parking lot. ‚O ‚O ‚O FT-90R O PERATING MANUAL 11 . Never wear dual-earmuff headphones while driving a vehicle. if feasible. they may become frayed and shorted to ground or to each other. through wear and tear. and you should exercise all safety precautions as are appropriate for this type of device. make it a practice to switch to the “MID2” or “LOW” power options if there are people walking nearby. These safety tips apply to any device installed in a welldesigned amateur radio station.Installation Safety Information The FT-90R is an electrical apparatus.
The antenna (or a 50 Ω dummy load) should be connected whenever the transceiver is turned on. Some magnetic-mount mobile antennas. so an 8-meter-long (25’) coaxial line with only ½ dB of loss at 28 MHz may have a loss of 2 dB or more at 440 MHz. may not be capable of this power level. Your dealer should be able to assist you with all aspects of your antenna installation requirements. Losses in coaxial lines increase as the frequency increases. more flexible cable types may be acceptable). Excellent reference texts and computer software are available for the design and optimization of VHF and UHF antennas. lossy coaxial cable is used. Consult the antenna manufacturer’s specification sheet for details. you may wish to have a broadband antenna such as a discone available. All efforts at providing an efficient antenna system will be wasted if poor quality. Note that this transceiver is designed with wide frequency coverage in the VHF and UHF spectra. unless you are engaged in a special operating situation where horizontal polarization is used. designed for use with hand-held transceivers. Use high-quality 50 Ω coaxial cable for the lead-in to your FT-90R transceiver. Most all FM work is performed using vertical polarization. 12 FT-90R O PERATING MANUAL . When installing a directional antenna such as a Yagi or Quad. to avoid damage that could otherwise result if transmission occurs accidentally without an antenna. For general listening. base) and the overall length of the cable required (for very short runs of cable in a mobile installation. be certain to orient it so as to produce vertical polarization. Ensure that your antenna is designed to handle 50 Watts of transmitter power. the smaller.Installation Antenna Considerations The FT-90R is designed for use with antennas presenting an impedance of near 50 Ω at all operating frequencies. choose your coaxial cable carefully based on the installation location (mobile vs. because a directional antenna such as a Yagi will have degraded performance outside the Amateur bands.
The use of the shortest possible length of the highest quality coaxial cable that fits within your budget will ensure the best performance from your FT-90R. consult cable manufacturers’ catalogs for complete specifications.5 1.Installation For reference. be certain to weatherproof all connectors thoroughly. Loss in dB per 30 m (100 feet) for Selected 50 Ω Coaxial Cables (Assumes 50Ω Input/Output Terminations) Cable Type RG-58A RG-58 Foam RG-8A/-213 RG-8 Foam Belden® 9913 1/2" Hardline 7/8" Hardline Loss: 144 MHz 6.5 4.0 0.7 Loss: 440 MHz 13 8. as water entering a coaxial cable will cause losses to escalate rapidly.7 3.3 Loss figures are approximate.0 2.7 1.7 3.5 5. thus diminishing your communications effectiveness. In outdoor installations.8 1. the chart below shows approximate loss figures for typically-available coaxial cables frequently used in VHF/UHF installations.0 1.7 2. FT-90R O PERATING MANUAL 13 .
The transceiver may be installed in any position. Make sure to provide plenty of space at the rear of the transceiver so that air can flow freely through the heatsink. Mount the transceiver where the display. controls. washers. using the supplied MMB-68 mounting bracket. and microphone are easily accessible.8 mm (3/16”) bit to drill the mounting holes. Refer to the diagrams showing proper installation procedures. Transceiver Installation r Choose a mounting location with sufficient clearance for the transceiver. 14 FT-90R O PERATING MANUAL . use a 4. and secure the mounting bracket with the supplied screws. and bolt the transceiver into place using the supplied short screws and flat washers. but should not be positioned near a heating vent nor anywhere where it might interfere with driving (either visually or mechanically). and nuts (see diagram). r Position the transceiver in the bracket so that the holes in the side are aligned with those in the bracket. plus space for ventilation around the heat sink.Installation Mobile Installation The FT-90R must only be installed in vehicles having a negative ground electrical system. Using the mounting bracket as a template for the mounting holes.
If you need to extend the power cable. and are available from your Yaesu dealer. r Before connecting the cable to the transceiver. nor DC voltage greater than 15. your transceiver. and the BLACK power cable lead to the NEGATIVE (-) terminal. Now connect the transceiver to the DC cable. if they present the specified 4-16 Ω impedance and are capable of handling the 2 Watts of audio output supplied by the FT-90R. verify the voltage and polarity of the voltage at the transceiver end of the DC cable using a DC voltmeter. r Before connecting the transceiver. connect the supplied DC power cable directly to the battery terminals. and wrap the connections thoroughly with insulating electrical tape. and your vehicle’s electrical system. Warning! Never apply AC power to the power cable of the FT-90R. r Connect the RED power cable lead to the POSITIVE (+) battery terminal. Other external speakers may be used with the FT-90R. Solder the splice connections carefully. only use a 15-A fastblow type. If the voltage exceeds 15 Volts. check the voltage at the battery terminals while revving the engine. When replacing the fuse.8 Volts. use #12 AWG or larger insulated. Do not attempt to defeat or bypass the DC cable’s fuse—it is there to protect you. stranded copper wire.Installation Mobile Power Connections To minimize voltage drop and avoid blowing the vehicle’s fuses. adjust the vehicle’s voltage regulator before proceeding with installation. Failure to observe these safety precautions will void the Limited Warranty on this product. Mobile Speakers The optional SP-7 or MLS-100 External Speakers include their own swivel-type mounting brackets. FT-90R O PERATING MANUAL 15 .
Installation Base Station Installation The FT-90R is ideal for base station use as well as in mobile installations. However. 1200 BPS PACKET SETUP 1. if they meet the above voltage and current specifications. Use the DC power cable supplied with your transceiver for making power connections to the power supply. The FP-1023A. 2. and FP-1030A AC Power Supplies are available from your Yaesu dealer to satisfy these requirements. AC Power Supplies Operation of the FT-90R from an AC line requires a power source capable of providing at least 10 Amps continuously at 13. either on the front or rear panel. and connect the BLACK power cable lead to the NEGATIVE (-) power supply terminal. Packet Radio Terminal Node Controller (TNC) The extremely compact size of the FT-90R does not allow the inclusion of a dedicated packet interfacing jack. Other well-regulated power supplies may be used. “Data Out” (TX Audio). Connect the RED power cable lead to the POSITIVE (+) power supply terminal. 3.….8 Volts DC. as well. Connect the TNC’s “Data In” (RX Audio) line to the EXT SP jack on the rear panel of the FT-90R. FP1025A. Press and hold in the mode. and PTT lines to Pins „. all connections required for either 1200 bps or 9600 bps packet operation are provided. key for one second to enter the “Set” (MENU ) FT-90R O PERATING MANUAL 16 . Connect the TNC’s Ground. and † of the right side MIC jack (see illustration). The FT90R is specifically designed to integrate into your station easily. using the information to follow as a reference.
press the change the baud rate from 9600 bps to 1200 bps. The output deviation level is critical. Press and hold in the key for 1. 7. “Data Out” (TX Audio) and PTT lines to Pins ‚. Connect the TNC’s “Data In” (RX Audio). Note that. if you are storing this channel into a memory. The RX Audio level sent to the TNC from the radio is fixed at a level compatible with most all commonly-available TNC’s on the market.5 second to save the new setting and exit to normal operation. Press and hold in the key for 1. 6. If “1 2 0 0 b p s ” does not appear on the display. The TX Data level applied to the FT-90R from the TNC should be adjusted at the TNC side. key once to 5. 4. „. this item allows setting of the Packet baud rate. … and † of the right side MIC jack (see illustration).25 kHz). The RX Audio level sent to the TNC from the radio may be adjusted using the front panel’s VOL control. press the key once to change the baud rate from 1200 bps to 9600 bps. 6. 2.Installation 4. if you are storing this channel into a memory. 9600 BPS PACKET SETUP 1. Rotate the MAIN DIAL knob to select “2 1 P C K T ” on the display. the baud rate will be memorized along with the frequency data. the baud rate will be memorized along with the frequency data. If “9 6 0 0 b p s ” does not appear on the display. and usually should be set to ±2. this item allows setting of the Packet baud rate.75 kHz of deviation (tolerance: ±0. FT-90R O PERATING MANUAL 17 .5 second to save the new setting and exit to normal operation. Note that. Ground. The TX Audio level applied to the FT-90R from the TNC should be adjusted at the TNC side. 3. Rotate the MAIN DIAL knob to select “2 1 P C K T ” on the display. 5. Press and hold in the key for one second to enter the “Set” (MENU ) mode.
After this interval. then rotate the MAIN DIAL knob 1. To set up the RF SQUELCH circuit for operation. Finally.Operation Basic Operation/Reception Turning the Power On/Off Press the PWR switch momentarily to turn the radio on. Press and hold in the key for 1. and we recommend that you not rotate the VOL control very much past the point where the background noise is just silenced. Adjusting the Volume and Squelch At first. RF Squelch A special “RF SQUELCH” feature is provided on this radio. To set the squelch. Press the key to select the desired signal strength level for the squelch threshold (S . press the button (repeatedly. Press and hold the to select “ 2 7 R f S q L . or S .3 . S . See the instructions regarding band change below. turn the SQL control clockwise a slightly past the point where the background band noise is muted. Now you may rotate the VOL control clockwise to adjust the receiver volume for a comfortable listening level. carefully advance the SQL control to the point where the background band noise is just silenced.‚P‚S T ‚O‚O‚O•@ • @ ‚ P ‚ R‚ W ‚ u • @ • @ •D tion. This adjustment can be set independently for each band. 4. The default setting is OFF.” 2. press and hold in the PWR switch for ½ second. set the SQL control fully counter-clockwise.F U L L ). Supply Voltage Display When you turn on the radio.5 second to save the new setting and exit to normal operation. if necessary) until you see the current DC supply voltage indicated on the display. This is the point of best sensitivity to weak signals. use the following procedure: key for one second. 3.5 . 18 FT-90R O PERATING MANUAL . the display will resume its normal indication of the operating frequency. the current DC supply voltage is indicated on the display for one second. This feature allows you to set the squelch so that only signals exceeding a prescribed S-meter level will open the squelch. using the background noise as a reference. • ‚œ To view the supply voltage at any time during opera. To turn the radio off.
The default values are: RV (REVERSE) V VU (VHF/UHF) in VFO Mode (FREQUENCY/ALPHA) in Memory Mode RP (RPTR) To change the display mode. Each press of the key toggles the display to the next option: ‚P‚S • T œ ‚ ‚O‚O‚O•@ ‚P‚S • T œ ‚ ‚O‚O‚O•@ ‚P‚S • T œ ‚ ‚O‚O‚O•@ • @ ‚ P ‚ R •‚D ‚ u • @ • @ W Voltage Display ‚u•@•@•@•@•@•@•@ •@‚u‚t•@‚q‚o ‚q‚u Control Mode Key Functions The functions of the and be changed using MENU items #22 ( details. FT-90R O PERATING MANUAL 19 . If you move a function to a different key using the MENU. just press the key momentarily. See page 56 for Important Note The operating instructions in this manual are based on the default settings of the front panel and microphone keys.Operation Display Options The area below the frequency display provides three different information windows: • VOLTAGE DISPLAY Indication of DC supply voltage. make notes in the manual as to which key has been assigned that function. keys in the “KEY FUNCTION” mode can ) and #23 ( ). • CONTROL MODE Display of the current frequency control mode: V VFO M Memory m Memory Only Mode P Priority Channel Scanning p Programmable Memory Scan (Band Limits) • KEY FUNCTIONS Indication of the functions of the keys below the display.
Press the key to change the display to “O F F . To unlock the front panel.Operation LOCK Feature If nothing happens when you press a button.” 2. Press and hold in the key for 1. Press the MAIN DIAL knob again (momentarily). Press the MAIN DIAL knob once more. To select the 10 MHz range in which you wish to operate. the MAIN DIAL knob and microphone [UP ] and [DWN] buttons allow the Variable Frequency Oscillator (VFO) to tune in the selected step size (or in 1 or 10 MHz steps). In the “VFO” mode. To re-lock the front panel. you will now be tuning in 1 MHz steps. then rotate the MAIN D IAL knob. then rotate the MAIN D IAL knob to tune around the selected band in the normal synthesizer steps. key (momentarily) to change the operating band between VHF Frequency Navigation [“DIAL” (VFO) Mode] MAIN DIAL Tuning This mode is used for choosing a frequency within the selected band of operation. The 10 MHz and 100 MHz digits of the frequency display will blink while “10 MHz Tuning” is enabled. the panel may be “locked” (this feature is normally used to prevent accidental changes to the settings of controls and switches). 20 FT-90R O PERATING MANUAL . Changing Bands Press the and UHF. you may now rotate the MAIN DIAL knob to tune around the band in the normal synthesizer steps.” 3. select “O N ” in step 2 above. press and hold in the MAIN DIAL knob for ½ second. Press and hold in the MAIN D IAL knob again (for more than ½ second). then rotate the MAIN D IAL knob to select “2 0 L O C K . the same step sizes are used as in manual tuning. use the following procedure: 1. All three “MHz” digits of the frequency display will blink while “1 MHz Tuning” is enabled. press the MAIN DIAL knob momentarily.5 second to save the new setting and exit to normal operation. Press and hold in the key for one second. When scanning in the VFO mode. then rotate the MAIN D IAL knob. To select the 1 MHz range in which you wish to operate.
just press the numbered digits on the keypad in the proper sequence. however. You will observe that the 100 MHz and 10 MHz display digits are blinking. per the above description). Press the key to select “I N H I B I T . 3. FT-90R O PERATING MANUAL 21 . à . The transceiver will now be ready for tuning the band in its regular tuning steps.5 second to save the new setting and exit to normal operation. Once you have reached the nearest 10 MHz step. Rotate the MAIN D IAL knob to select a 10 MHz multiple nearest the desired operating frequency. To enter a frequency from the keypad.Operation Here’s an example of how to make a major frequency excursion: 1. or to change it back to AM from the FM mode. use the following procedure: 1. as you have now selected the “10 MHz Step” frequency selection mode. You may have some reason. Now rotate the MAIN DIAL knob to select the desired 1 MHz segment. 2. AM Mode Activation This radio automatically selects the AM mode whenever the (VHF) frequency is set anywhere within the range 110-136 MHz. press the MAIN DIAL knob momentarily to put the transceiver in the “1 MHz step” tuning mode. then press the MAIN D IAL knob momentarily again. so as to allow monitoring of aircraft communications in this range. to want to select the FM mode within this frequency range. Press and hold in the key for 1.” 2.520 MHz. then rotate the MAIN D IAL knob to select “3 8 A M . Press and hold in the key for one second. First press and hold in the MAIN DIAL knob for ½ second. ” This setting inhibits the activation of the AM mode. The other settings are “A M ” (forcing the mode to be “AM”) and “A U T O ” (automatic mode selection. press à à à à à à à .000 MHz. Direct Keypad Frequency Entry (requires MH-36A6J) The desired operating frequency may be entered directly from the microphone’s keypad. To round all digits to the right of the current digit to “0. Examples: To enter 146. If so. press To enter 433.” press the [#] key. 3.
0 (kHz/step). Press the key momentarily to change bands. Press either the or key to select the desired step size. 0 /2 5 . Press and hold in the key for 1. 0 /2 0 . and each function has a unique beep combination.” 2.5 second to save the new setting and exit to normal operation.5 second to save the new setting and 4.” 3. First select the operating band (VHF or UHF) on which you wish to modify the tuning steps. while on UHF the default steps are 25 kHz. then rotate the MAIN D IAL knob to select “3 2 S T E P . Different steps may be preset for VHF and UHF.Operation Channel Step Selection Tuning steps are factory preset to default increments which are appropriate for the country to which this radio is exported.S. 22 FT-90R O PERATING MANUAL . on the U. Press the key to change the display to “O F F . then rotate the MAIN D IAL knob to select “0 6 B E E P . if appropriate for your area. For example. Press and hold in the exit to normal operation. key for 1. if needed. 5 /1 5 . version. 0 /1 2 . 2. Press and hold in the key for one second. To change to another step size. The available steps are 5 . and is not affected by the setting of the Volume control. Each key and button has a different beep pitch. If you want to turn the beeper off (or back on again): 1. use the following procedure: 1. Press and hold in the key for one second. the default steps for VHF are 5 kHz. Keypad Beeper The key/button beeper provides useful audible feedback whenever a button is pressed. 0 /5 0 .” 3. as well. The volume level of the beeper is fixed. 0 /1 0 .
as well. then rotate the MAIN D IAL knob to select “1 0 D D i m .5 second to save the new setting and exit to normal operation. 3. 3. or O F F ). Press either the or key to select a comfortable brightness level (d 1 . FT-90R O PERATING MANUAL 23 . Display Contrast The contrast of the display is manually adjustable in this radio. Press and hold in the key for 1.5 second to save the new setting and exit to normal operation.” 2. The brightness of the display is manually adjustable. using the following procedure: 1.Operation Display Brightness The light blue display illumination has been specially engineered to provide high visibility over a wide range of ambient lighting situations. d 2 . Press and hold in the key for 1. using the following procedure: 1. Press and hold in the key for one second. then rotate the MAIN D IAL knob to select “0 9 D C o n . Press either the or key to select a comfortable contrast level (0 ~ 1 2 ). d 4 .” 2. d 3 . Press and hold in the key for one second.
10 watts (M I D 2 ). The power level may be stored in a memory register. then rotate the MAIN D IAL knob to select “1 9 L c k T x .” 2. select “O F F ” in step 2 above. Hold the microphone approximately 25 mm (1”) from your mouth. simply close the PTT (Push To Talk) switch on the microphone when the frequency is clear. Press and hold in the key for one second. press the front panel’s [P2] button on the microphone. 3. B A N D B : PTT disabled on UHF only. the new power level will be displayed for a few seconds. or BOTH: PTT disabled on both the VHF and UHF bands. Press and hold in the exit to normal operation. if desired. 24 FT-90R O PERATING MANUAL . When your transmission is complete.Operation Transmission To transmit. and speak into the microphone in a normal voice level. the transceiver will revert to the receive mode. Press the key to select the desired locking mode: B A N D A : PTT disabled on VHF only. PTT Locking The PTT circuitry may be locked out. Power Output Setting Four power output levels are available on this transceiver: 5 watts (L O W ). To lock out the PTT and prevent transmission as following: 1.5 second to save the new setting and To cancel the PTT lockout feature. so as to prevent unauthorized or otherwise undesired transmission. release the PTT switch. then the regular display mode will reappear. key for 1. Each time you press the [P2] button. 20 watts (M I D 1 ) and 50 watts (VHF) or 35 watts (UHF) on H I G H . To change the power level.
and Independently stored transmit and receive frequencies (typically not corresponding to established repeater frequency shifts). Note that the 3. FT-90R O PERATING MANUAL 25 . Press and hold in the key for 1. 4.Operation Repeater Splits This transceiver offers three methods of setting up split frequency operation on repeaters: • • • Manual selection of preset repeater shifts. Use this feature to display the repeater uplink frequency without transmitting. You can change the standard offset. for example). Press either the resolution of the “standard” repeater shift is to the nearest 50 kHz multiple. if needed. providing automatic activation of repeater shifts during designated repeater frequency subbands.” or key to set the desired offset. repeat steps 1 through 4 above.. Automatic Repeater Shift (ARS).6 MHz on the UHF band (depending on your country’s requirements) from the factory. using the following procedure: 1.6/ 5. The default repeater offsets are fixed at 600 kHz on the VHF band and 1. just press the key. and to check the strength of signals on the uplink frequency (so as to determine whether or not a particular station is within “Simplex” range. If you wish to change the standard offset on the other band. Standard Repeater Shift To activate the repeater shift.5 second to save the new setting and exit to normal operation. 2. The available choices key: will appear in the following order with each press of the (A R S ) “Automatic Repeater Shift” ß (– ) “Minus” shift ß (+ ) “Plus” shift ß (O F F ) “Simplex” ß (A R S ) . 5. then rotate the MAIN D IAL knob to select “3 0 S h i f t . With repeater shift activated.0/7. Press and hold in the key for one second. Set the transceiver to the band on which you wish to change the standard repeater shift (VHF or UHF). The “r ” icon will appear at the bottom left side of the display while “Reverse” shift is activated. you can temporarily reverse the transmit and receive frequencies by pressing the key..
if you like. The ARS function is preset at the factory to conform to the bandplans for the country to which it is exported.Operation Automatic Repeater Shift The ARS (Automatic Repeater Shift) feature in the FT-90R allows easy and convenient repeater operation by automatically activating the repeater shift function whenever you tune to a standard repeater sub-band. To disable it: Press the key. To re-enable ARS: Press the key. to set the display to “A R S . as needed. so that “O F F ” appears on the display. Therefore. The ARS function is enabled at the factory.” ARS operation is independent on the VHF and UHF channels. as many times as necessary. you are allowed to have ARS enabled on VHF but disabled on UHF. 26 FT-90R O PERATING MANUAL .
here is the procedure for storing and recalling an “odd split” using a Memory channel: 1. 3. while open channels will be blank). you can now return to the just-stored Memory channel by pressing the [VFO/MR] button momentarily. use the MAIN DIAL knob or microphone’s [ UP ] / [ D W N] buttons to select the desired Memory channel for storage (occupied memory channels will show the currently-memorized frequency. Within five seconds of pressing the [VFO/MR] button. Now press and hold in the [VFO/MR] button on the microphone for one second. 5. Now press the [VFO/MR] button momentarily to store the receive frequency into the selected memory. Memory system operation will be detailed in a later section. The display will again blink. 6. If you tune off the displayed frequency. FT-90R O PERATING MANUAL 27 . First store the receive (repeater output) frequency. 4. Press and hold in the PTT switch. to accommodate occasional “odd splits” (non-standard offsets) with greater frequency resolution than is available using the “standard” shift feature. tune the transceiver to the desired transmit frequency. 2. but rather it will instruct the transceiver that you are programming a separate transmit frequency into memory. This will not cause transmission. Now press and hold the [VFO/MR] button for one second. 7. In the VFO mode.Operation Separate Transmit Frequency Memories All memory channels can store independent receive and transmit frequencies. Next store the transmit (repeater input) frequency. tune the transceiver to the desired receive frequency. Since you are still in the VFO mode. and press the [VFO/MR] button momentarily while holding in the PTT switch. Notice that the display is now blinking.
the display will revert to its normal status. There are 47 selectable CTCSS tones. your radio will remain silent otherwise). CTCSS (Continuous Tone Coded Squelch System) This system superimposes a continuous. and its 104 unique codes offer greater tone selection than CTCSS. To use either CTCSS or DCS. subaudible (low-frequency) tone on your transmitted audio. and your new CTCSS or DCS operating mode will be saved. and offer privacy on an otherwise busy channel. this allows their squelch to open so as to receive your transmission. DCS is widely used in the commercial landmobile industry because of its superior performance. 28 FT-90R O PERATING MANUAL . and must have selected the same CTCSS tone or DCS code.Operation Tone Squelch Systems These systems allow silently monitoring until a call directed to you is received. m “E N C /D E C ” (Encode & Decode) appears when the CTCSS tone squelch is activated for both TX & RX (only signals “encoded” with the matching tone will open the squelch. When decoded at the other station. Some “closed” repeaters use this to limit access. DCS (Digital Code Squelch) DCS operation modulates a subaudible tone according to a digital protocol (continuous 32-bit synchronous code). both stations must be on the same operating frequency. or to prevent signals intended for other repeaters (with the same input frequency) in fringe areas from locking up the repeater. To select and activate CTCSS or DCS operation: • Press the [P1] button to select the desired squelch type from the following: m “E N C ” (Encode) appears when the CTCSS tone generator is activated for transmission only. m “O F F ” (No tone or digital code system activated) • Wait a few seconds. m “B E L L ” (CTCSS Bell Paging) appears when CTCSS Bell Paging is activated. m “D C S ” (Digital Code Squelch) appears when Digital Code Squelch system (TX & RX) is active. as described in detail later.
If not. E N C /D E C (CTCSS Encoder/Decoder) The current tone will be shown at the bottom of the display. B E L L (CTCSS Bell Paging) The current tone will be shown at the bottom of the display. Within three seconds. D C S (DCS Encoder/Decoder) The current DCS Code # will be shown at the bottom of the display. let us assume that the [P1] key is in its default setting (selection of Tone options). press the [ P1 ] key momentarily. OFF No CTCSS/DCS tone or code is active. Note: It is not possible to store a different CTCSS tone frequency or DCS code on the uplink and downlink of a repeater. you may now resume normal operation. wait until the “Tone Programming” display disappers. one of the programmable keys must be assigned the “TONE” function. as many times as required. The available options are: E N C (CTCSS Encoder) The current tone will be shown at the bottom of the display. If you are working on a Memory channel. to select the desired CTCSS Tone Frequency or DCS Code #. When you have made your selection from the above list. When you have chosen the desired operating frequency. you should re-memorize the changes you have just made. press the [P1] key as many times as required to activate the desired Tone mode.Operation For the discussion below. When you have completed your selections. The display will indicate “O F F ” if no CTCSS or DCS code is currently engaged. 3. 2. press the microphone’s [UP] or [DWN] key. 1. per the instructions on pages 47 and 48. 4. FT-90R O PERATING MANUAL 29 .
Operation DCS Tone Search Scanning In operating situations where you don’t know the DCS code being used by another station.” key to start scanning for the incoming DCS tone. calls without a matching CTCSS tone will be ignored. as you can do with different CTCSS/DCS tone and encode/decode states. To activate CTCSS Bell operation. but plan on visiting a country which requires a 1750 Hz tone for repeater access. If you own a non-European version of the FT-90R. Those with a matching tone will cause the transceiver to ring as the squelch opens while the caller transmits. the ringer sounds to alert you to the presence of the incoming call. then rotate the MAIN D IAL knob to select “1 3 D C S . Press and hold in the key for one second. See page 57 for details. When you reply to a CTCSS Bell call. When you receive a call with a matching CTCSS tone. 1750 Hz Tone Calling (European Versions) In the European versions of the FT-90R. You can store CTCSS Bell Paging as a “tone mode” in a memory. you may want to turn off the Bell function. As before. you can command the radio to listen to the incoming signal and scan in search of the DCS code being used. for added convenience. or else the transceiver will ring every time your squelch opens. they can just use standard CTCSS encoding. Note that other stations do not need to have the CTCSS Bell function to call you. press the microphone’s [P1] button until “B E L L ” appears on the display. To scan for the DCS code in use: 1. and audio is allowed to pass. The tone code will be shown at the lower left side of the display. press the [ ACC] button on the microphone to transmit a 1750 Hz Burst Tone for repeater access. Set the radio up for the DCS operation. 3. Press the When the radio detects the correct tone. if you wish to store the frequency into memory. it halts on that tone. you may use MENU #26 to set up the ACC key for 1750 Hz Tone operation. 30 FT-90R O PERATING MANUAL . Press and hold in the key for one second to exit to normal operation. CTCSS Bell Paging Bell Paging adds an alert ringer to CTCSS tone squelch operation. and you may then set MENU #12 to the same DCS code. 2.
. 4. as needed. use following procedure: 1.” 2. To load DTMF Autodialer memories. The DTMF string will be transmitted automatically. 5. you can release the PTT switch. key for one 8. Press and hold in the PTT key. and hold it in. press and hold in the key for 1. Press the key to select another DTMF Autodialer memory channel. press the key momentarily. just press momentarily to review the memory’s contents. as 1. 2. then rotate the MAIN D IAL knob to select “1 7 D T M F w . When entry of all digits is complete.. letters. 7. to select the DTMF Autodialer memory channel you wish to send. press the needed. With the transceiver set to MENU #17 (“D T M F w ”). Press the key (momentarily). beginning in step 2. to select the DTMF Autodialer memory channel number into which you wish store a telephone number (“1 ” to “8 ”). These DTMF Autodialer memories can store up to 16 digits of a telephone number for repeater autopatch or other use. 9. while pressing the desired keys. or the Û/# characters printed on them) on the microphone may be used for manual sending of DTMF tones for autopatch or repeater control use.Operation DTMF Tone Generation The white keys (with numbers. DTMF Autodialer Operation Eight DTMF Autodialer memories are available on the FT-90R. use the following procedure: key. Once you have pressed the button in this step. press and hold in the second.. Press the key. This locks the DTMF string into the current register. Press the or key to select the first digit of the telephone number you wish to store. Now press the or key to select the second of 16 available digits in the current DTMF Autodialer memory. When you have selected the correct digit. Press and hold in the key for one second. 3. Repeat this procedure for each digit in the telephone number.5 second to exit to normal operation. Press the key momentarily. and repeat the process described above. When you are done programming all desired DTMF Autodialer memory channels. as the Autodialer transmits the entire DTMF string automatically. Just press the PTT switch. To transmit the memorized telephone humber. If you can’t remember what number is stored in a particular memory. then press the key momentarily while holding in the PTT key. 6. FT-90R O PERATING MANUAL 31 . You may now press the key momentarily to review your entry for accuracy.
5. Press and hold in the key for 1. Press and hold in the key for one second. thus minimizing interference to other users. To reduce the microphone input level: 1. Press the “1 0 0 m s ” (Low speed). 3. Press either the available choices (5 0 /2 5 0 /4 5 0 /7 5 0 /1 0 0 0 ms).” 3.5 second to save the new setting and exit to normal operation.5 second to save the new setting and exit to normal operation. Press and hold in the key for one second. select “O F F ” in step 2 above. Press and hold in the key for 1. then rotate the MAIN D IAL knob to select “3 6 T x N a r . MIC Gain Control You can reduce the microphone input level when operating on tightly-clustered frequencies (channel spacing of 12. To toggle between Low and High speed. Press and hold in the key for 1. You can also set a longer delay between the time the key is pressed and the first DTMF digit is sent. then rotate the MAIN D IAL 1. To set the delay time. use the following procedure: key for one second. then rotate the MAIN D IAL knob to select “1 5 D T M F d . To restore the microphone input level to the normal setting.Operation The speed at which the DTMF digits are sent can be changed. 3. 32 FT-90R O PERATING MANUAL . Two speed levels are available: Low (10 digits per second) and High (20 digits per second.or 15-kHz). use the following procedure: 1.5 second to save the new setting and exit to normal operation.” key to select the desired speed: “5 0 m s ” (High speed) or 2. Press and hold in the knob to select “1 6 D T M F s . the default setting). This will reduce the transmitter deviation. Press the key to change the display to “O N .” or key to select the desired speed from the 2.” 2.
Note FT-90R O PERATING MANUAL 33 .
the desired baud rate (1200/9600). Within five seconds of pressing the [VFO/MR] button. if this is a packet channel. The Memory System provides 180 “standard” memories. Recalling Memories From the VFO mode. Alpha-Numeric labels can be appended to the frequency information. use whatever key you have assigned for the “V F O /M R ” function when the [VFO/MR] button is called for in the sections to follow. See page 47 for details on programming the microphone buttons and front panel keys. Press and hold in the [VFO/MR] button on the microphone for one second. 3. When more than one memory has been stored. if a frequency is displayed along with a blinking channel number. repeater shift. TX power level.Memory System Operation The FT-90R includes a versatile Memory system which makes everyday operation more efficient. so as not to over. 34 FT-90R O PERATING MANUAL . momentarily press the [ VFO/MR] button on the microphone to activate the “Memory” mode. and. The discussion below presumes that the function of the microphone’s [VFO/MR] button is set to the default “V F O /M R ” configuration. Press the [VFO/MR] button again. this will indicate that the channel already has frequency data stored on it. select the desired frequency. When using the microphone’s buttons. Look for a channel where no data is currently stored. plus two pairs of band-limiting memories. use the MAIN DIAL knob or the microphone’s [UP]/[DWN] buttons to select the desired memory channel for storage. 4. press and hold the [UP] or [DWN] button for one second to begin memory scanning. to store the displayed data into the selected memory channel slot. microphone’s [UP] or [DWN] button may be used to stop or scan through the available memories. then will disappear (since you are still operating in the VFO mode). and a one-touch “HOME” channel for each band. Memory Storage To store a frequency into memory: 1. CTCSS tone. The display will blink. For ease in recognition of a channel’s function.write channel data you may wish to use. 2. use the MAIN DIAL knob to select a memory for operation. In the VFO mode. this time momentarily. The memory label will stop blinking for a second. press and release the button to move one step up or down. If you have used any of MENU items 22~26 to assign the “V F O /M R ” function to another microphone button or front panel key. Alternatively.
Press [VFO/MR] to revert to VFO or Memory operation. just press the digits on the keypad in key. Programming the HOME Channel(s) The factory default frequencies for the HOME channels are 146.000 MHz (Europe Version: d 433. FT-90R O PERATING MANUAL 35 . You can re-program the HOME channels in a manner identical to that used for the regular memories.000 MHz) for VHF and 446. See page 47 for details. then press the [P2] key momentarily. the proper sequence. The use of the HOME channel requires that one of the “Programmable” keys must be changed. Another press of the [P2 ] key will recall the HOME channel of the other band. à à . To recall a memory channel from the keypad. for a different function than that assigned at the factory. tune in the frequency you wish to store. Press and hold in the [VFO/MR] button on the microphone for one second.. to simplify operation. press To recall memory channel #100. These memories do not appear in the regular memory banks. HOME Channel Memories Convenient one-touch “HOME” channel memories (one per band) are available to simplify return to your most-often-used frequency. momentarily press the [P2] key (or whichever “Programming key” you may have assigned to the “HOME” channel). press à à . followed by the Examples: To recall memory channel #5. via the MENU system.000 MHz) for UHF. The discussion below will assume that this function has been assigned to the [P2 ] key on the microphone. 1.Memory System Operation DIRECT KEYPAD MEMORY R ECALL (requires MH-36A6J) Which begins with “The desired memory channel may be recalled directly from the microphone’s keypad”. and set all repeater shifts and other data just the way you do for “normal” memory channel storage. 2. The “H ” icon will appear at the bottom left corner of the display (while in the “CONTROL MODE” of the display). To recall the HOME channel on the current band. From the VFO mode.520 MHz (Europe Version: 145. Note that there is only one HOME channel for each band.
2. Loading a Memory into the VFO You can easily select a memory and use that frequency as a starting point for VFO operation. Press and hold in the knob to select “0 1 A L P H . press the key or key to select the first character of the memory’s name. Repeat steps 3 and 4. To turn on the memory name display: key for one second.” 3.5 second so that the name just assigned (not the frequency) appears on the LCD. then press the 4. Press and hold in the key for one second. then rotate the MAIN D IAL knob to select “0 2 A L P H c . Note that the previous VFO frequency will be overwritten by this action. To restore the frequency display. as necessary. and hide the Alpha/Numeric label. Recall the memory to be named. To name a memory: 1.” 2. Recall the memory channel of the frequency you wish to copy to the VFO. then press the key to move on to the next character to the right. and it will be operating on the frequency of the memory channel you just left.Memory System Operation Naming and Displaying Memories You can append to stored memories an Alpha/Numeric tag (up to seven characters).” 3. You will notice the first entry position blinking. Press and hold in the MAIN DIAL knob for one second. The radio will switch to the VFO mode. 2. then rotate the MAIN D IAL 1. You may now tune freely without having affected the original memory contents. to complete a name tag for your memory. Press the key to change the display to “O N .5 second to save the Alpha/Numeric name and exit to normal operation. While it is blinking. select “O F F ” in step 2 above. 1. then press and hold the key for 1. to provide an easy reminder as to a particular frequency’s function. Press the key to move on to the next character’s slot. key or key to select thenext character. 36 FT-90R O PERATING MANUAL . Each memory channel may have its Alpha/Numeric On/Off status set independently. Press and hold in the key for 1. 5.
there frequently are situations where you may desire to “erase” memories which are no longer needed.” and the previously-selected memory will now be eliminated from the memory bank. as it is the Priority Channel. This will cause the display to shift to Memory Channel “1. 2. Press and hold the [VFO/MR] button on the microphone for one second. Important Note: Erased memory channels can not be recovered. turn it off. Recall the memory to be erased. Erasing Memories With 186 total memories available.Memory System Operation Memory-Only Mode Once memory channel programming has been completed. FT-90R O PERATING MANUAL 37 . Note that Memory Channel 1 may not be deleted. To place the radio into the Memory Only mode. To return to normal operation. whereby VFO operation is impossible. repeat the above power-on procedure. Now press and hold in the [VFO/MR] button on the microphone (or whichever key you have assigned for the V F O /M R function) while turning the radio on. This may be particularly useful during public-service events where a number of operators may be using the radio for first time. 3. you may place the radio in a “Memory Only” mode. Press the button. and ultimate simplicity of channel selection is desired. To erase a memory: 1.
Press the key to select the desired scan-resume mode (B U S Y or T I M E ). respectively. and the decimal point on the display will blink. 3. to begin. Pressing and holding in either the [UP] or [DWN] button for one second in the VFO mode will cause upward or downward band scanning. • In the T I M E mode. 38 FT-90R O PERATING MANUAL . You can choose one of two scan-resume modes (described below).5 second to save the new setting and exit to normal operation. the transceiver will “think” that it has found a signal. Scanning may be started or stopped with the microphone’s [UP] or [DWN] button. the scanner will halt for five seconds only. To halt the scan manually. Press and hold in the knob to select “2 9 S C A N . the scanner will resume. or sweeping of a band. If the noise is not squelched. To change the scan-resume mode. or the microphone’s [VFO/MR] button.or lowernumbered memory channel. 4. use the following procedure: key for one second. after which scanning will resume (whether or not the other station is still transmission). the easiest way is to push the PTT switch on the microphone momentarily (no transmission will occur while you are scanning). The scan may also be halted manually by pressing the microphone’s [UP ] or [DWN] button.Scanning Features Scanning Operation The FT-90R’s microprocessor-based scanning feature allows quick scanning of the memory channels. The following techniques are used for scanning: 1. make sure that the SQL control is set to silence the background noise when no signal is present. looking for activity. respectively. Pressing and holding in either the [UP] or [DWN] button for one second in the Memory mode will cause memory channel scanning toward a higher. 3. after the carrier drops at the end of the other station’s transmission. 2. the scanner will remain stopped for as long as there is carrier present on the channel. Press and hold in the key for 1.” 2. and will not scan. Scan-Resume Options Two scan-resume modes are available on the radio: • In the B U S Y mode. Scanning pauses when a signal opens the squelch. then rotate the MAIN DIAL 1. Before activating the scanner.
Press and hold in the key for one second. Store the lower edge of the desired scanning/tuning range in memory “P M S 1 L .0 and 144.” 4.” and the upper edge in memory “P M S . Note that Memory Channel 1 may not be skipped.5 second to save the new setting and exit to normal operation. for example). with “L” and “U ” designations representing the Lower and Upper limits.2 L . alternatively. These limits are stored in special “Sub-Band Limit Memories” labeled P M S . The scanner will instantaneously resume. press the key momentarily while the scanner has stopped on the channel to be skipped.1 U . For example. you may wish to skip them for scanning. With any of these memories recalled. P M S .2 U ”). select “S T O P ” in step 3 above. To skip a channel temporarily. then rotate the MAIN DIAL knob to select “3 1 S K I P .5 ~ 148 MHz. The channel will be skipped until you manually stop the scan (by pressing the PTT switch. to avoid encroachment on the SSB/CW sub-band between 144. during 2-meter band scanning you may wish to limit tuning/scanning to 144.2 U .2 L”and“P M S . but still have them available for manual selection.1 U ” (or. and P M S .” 3. press the MAIN DIAL knob momentarily to FT-90R O PERATING MANUAL 39 . and that channel will not be scanned during this scanning session. Temporary Memory Skip If the scanner repeatedly stops on a channel due to temporary noise or interference. 2. Press the key to select “S K I P . Press and hold in the key for 1. this transceiver can be set to tune or scan only the frequencies between user-defined lower and upper limits. To mark a memory to be skipped during scanning. you can temporarily mark it to be skipped (except the Memory Channel 1). To utilize this feature. Recall the memory channel to be skipped. respectively. To re-enable a “skipped” memory channel. use the following procedure: 1. Programmable Band-Scan Limits Besides band and memory scanning.Scanning Features Memory Skip Scanning When you have some continuously-active channels in memories.5 MHz. 2. use the following steps: 1.1 L . P M S . in memories “P M S .
2 U ” frequency. thus creating a tuning sub-band.1 L /1 U and P M S . Smart Search operation is simple to activate: 1. The channels are loaded in the order in which they are encountered. Smart Search discovers where the local activity is to be found. press the [VFO/MR ] button twice from the “limited sub-band” mode of operation. after which it will return to the “P M S . you can re-activate the sub-band limits by simply recalling either memory and pressing the MAIN DIAL knob. just mark them to be “Skipped” as described previously.Scanning Features activate the Programmable Band-Scan Limits. the scanning behaves somewhat differently: the transceiver will scan from the “P M S . The “p ” icon will appear in the bottom left corner of the display in the “CONTROL MODE” of the display. If you have stored sub-band limits in both the P M S . Once you have stored the “L ” and “U ” memories.2 L” and “P M S .1 U ” frequency. where you may be unfamiliar with the repeater frequencies. not according to signal strength or by ascending frequency. The frequencies stored in memories “L ” and “U ” will now serve as tuning and scanning limits. then jump to the “P M S . If you want to have something stored in the “P M S .1 L ” frequency to the “P M S . If you are scanning. The Smart Search feature is especially useful when visiting a city for the first time. 40 FT-90R O PERATING MANUAL . Press and hold in the key for one second. The Smart Search process will now cause the radio to scan upward on current band. However. 2.1 L” frequency and repeat the process. To cancel the sub-band limits and return to normal memory operation. or if you want to switch to VFO operation. Smart Search will sweep either the entire band or the portion of the band within the Programmable Band-Scan Limits and will load the Smart Search memory bank with the frequency data pertaining to those channels on which activity is found. loading channels on which it encounters a signal strong enough to open the squelch.2 L ” frequency and scan to the “P M S . press the [VFO/MR] button on the microphone momentarily. Smart Search Operation The Smart Search feature may be used to load – automatically with no operator intervention – a special bank of up to 50 memory channels (per band) based on activity.2 L /2 U memory registers.2 U ” registers. but do not wish to include them in the scanning process. you cannot activate the sub-band limits when either of these memories is marked to be skipped during scanning. and automatically loads those frequencies for you.
The transceiver will only check Memory Channel 1 as the Priority channel if you are operating in the memory mode. If you are in the memory mode. using the microphone’s FT-90R O PERATING MANUAL 41 . or select and operate on other memories. Press the microphone’s [ACC] button momentarily to start Priority monitoring (a “P ” icon will appear at the bottom left-hand corner on the LCD in the “CONTROL MODE” of the display). the Priority function allows automatic checking for activity on Memory Channel 1 every five seconds while operating on the VFO or a different memory. version. When the receiver detects a signal on the designated “Priority” memory (Channel 1). To recall the Smart Search Memories just stored. transmit and receive on the VFO.A.Scanning Features 3. When no signal appears on the Priority memory (causing the squelch to open). If you transmit while “paused” on the Priority channel. To set up for Priority monitoring: 1. During Priority monitoring. select the memory on which you wish to operate (other than the Priority channel). Press the microphone’s [VFO/MR] button momentarily to exit the Smart Search mode. 3. operation automatically shifts to that memory while the signal is present (plus a few seconds). however. No other memory may be designated as the Priority channel.S. and the transceiver will “hold” indefinitely on the Priority channel. if you cannot access a repeater found during Smart Search. When 50 channels are loaded or the scanner reaches the band edge. you cannot scan (except manually. Preset the SQL control to silence the background noise on a clear channel. 2. then store the frequency to be the “Priority” channel into Memory Channel 1. they will be lost if you exit Smart Search to a VFO/Memory. 4. Note that these memories are so-called “soft” memories. the displayed frequency will shift to the Priority memory briefly about every five seconds. you can tune. 5. rotate the MAIN DIAL knob. while the receiver checks for the presence of a signal. you may need to investigate possible access tones. Smart Search also does not store CTCSS or DCS information. Priority Channel Monitoring In the U. priority monitoring will cease. Press the [VFO/MR] button on the microphone to operate in the VFO mode. the scanner will stop and the transceiver will revert to the starting frequency. or if you initiate a new Smart Search.
Priority monitoring is also available in the European version. m The priority function is not disabled by switching the transceiver off. press the microphone’s [ACC] or [VFO/MR] button momentarily. Otherwise. Priority monitoring will just pause on that channel. press the PTT switch momentarily while receiving their signal (no transmission will occur) to halt Priority scanning. If a station you wish to talk with appears on the Priority memory. A few other rules govern priority operation: m You can not scan operation during priority operation. 42 FT-90R O PERATING MANUAL . and will come up still in the priority mode when the transceiver is switched back on. If you were engaged in priority monitoring at the moment you turned the radio off. and the decimal on the display will blink.Scanning Features [UP] and [DWN] buttons). although none of the “Programmable” keys is set up for Priority monitoring as a default setting. The function of one of these keys may easily be set up for Priority monitoring.either after a 5-second pause. To cancel Priority monitoring. as the scanning logic circuits are already dedicated to the priority scanning activities. or after the carrier drops out. when a signal appears on the Priority channel. it will assume that you will want to continue priority monitoring during your next operating session. see the “Programming the Front Panel/Microphone Key Functions” section on page 47 for details. Priority monitoring will resume based on the setting of the regular scanning-resume mode .
or “O F F ” The operating descriptions assume that both radios are set to “T R X . To cancel ARTS operation. Whenever you press the PTT. and the display will change back to “A R T S I N . The display will now show “A R T S O U T . ” After two pollings (one minute). your radio will again beep. the microprocessor makes it impossible to change the operating frequency or other settings.5 second to save the entry and exit.ARTS: Auto Range Transpond System This system uses DCS signaling to inform you when you and another ARTSequipped station are within communications range.” 2. the beeper (if enabled) will sound and “A R T S I N ” will appear on the display.” During ARTS operation. A beep will sound. you must first terminate ARTS to resume normal operation. You can also have your radio transmit your callsign via CW every nine minutes. If the other radio is in range. This is a safety feature to prevent accidental loss of contact due to channel change. Press and hold in the key for 1. “T X ” (transmit-only). Here is how to activate ARTS: 1. 4. then rotate the MAIN DIAL knob to select “0 5 A R T S . If you move out range for more than one minute (two polls). Whether you talk or not.” 3. select “O F F ” in step 2 above. Press the key to select the ARTS operating mode: “R X ” (receive-only). “T R X ” (transceive). or every 30 seconds after ARTS is activated. otherwise “A R T S I N ” will be displayed as long as both stations remain in range. and the display will change to “A R T S O U T ” (out of range). to comply with identification requirements. “A R T S O U T ” will appear continuously. if a response is not detected. FT-90R O PERATING MANUAL 43 . If you move back into range. Both stations must first select DCS operation using the same DCS code. the radios will continue to poll each other every 30 seconds while ARTS is activated. Press and hold in the key for one second. etc. your radio will transmit a (subaudible) DCS signal. your radio will sense that no signal has been received.
your radio will beep and display “A R T S I N ” or “A R T S O U T ” to indicate the state of connection. 3. press the or key to select the desired character. To activate the CW Ider for use during ARTS operation: 1. and not poll the other station (in which case their radio should be set to the “TX” mode). You will notice the first character’s entry slot blinking. then rotate the MAIN DIAL knob to select “0 7 C W I D .ARTS: Auto Range Transpond System ARTS Modes In the previous ARTS description. When the callsign is complete.5 second to save the CW ID entry and exit to normal operation. 44 FT-90R O PERATING MANUAL . Here’s how to program the CW Ider: 1. Here. The radio can be instructed to send “DE (your callsign) K” in Morse code every nine minutes during ARTS operation. Press and hold in the key for one second. then press the key to move on the next character. The callsign may contain up to 7 characters. as outlined below: R X Use this mode if you only want your radio to listen. Press and hold in the key for one second.5 second to save the new setting and exit to normal operation. Press and hold in the key for 1. While it is blinking. press and hold in the key for 1. this puts your radio into a transmit-only “beacon” mode where you won’t hear the polling beeps (but you can still hear when the other station talks). T X Likewise. To disable the CW IDer.” 2. then rotate the MAIN DIAL knob to select “0 8 C W I D # . CW ID (Morse Identifier) Set up The ARTS feature includes a CW identifier. both transceivers were set to the “T R X ” (transceive) mode. then press the key to move on to the next character to the right. When activated. you have no display of whether or not the other station is in range (“A R T S I N ” and “A R T S O U T ” do not appear). There are two other ARTS modes available via the MENU system. 4.” 3.” 2. select “O F F ” in step 2 above. . Press the key to change the display to “O N . as mentioned previously. You should have your CW IDer enabled when this mode is activated. Press the or key to select the next number or letter.
then configure the channel for 1200 bps or 9600 bps using the MENU.” 2. Press and hold in the knob to select “2 1 P C K T . To select the Packet baud rate. The packet baud rate selection can be set independently for each band (VHF and UHF) during VFO operation. so you won’t need to enter the MENU each time you wish to operate in the Packet mode. FT-90R O PERATING MANUAL 45 . Note also that the packet baud rate may be stored into memory channels. then rotate the MAIN D IAL 1. use the following procedure: key for one second. Press the key to select the desired baud rate (1 2 0 0 b p s or 9 6 0 0 b p s ).Packet Operation Packet operation generally requires only that you connect your TNC per the illustration on page 16.5 second to save the new setting and exit to normal operation. 3. Press and hold in the key for 1.
Press either the or key to select the desired time interval (between 1 and 6 0 minutes. If you do not press any front panel keys or buttons. do not transmit. This feature prevents your transceiver from transmitting a “dead carrier” for a long period of time in the event that the microphone PTT switch is accidentally locked in the “TX” condition. or O F F ). in one minute increments. To activate the APO feature: 1. then rotate the MAIN D IAL knob to select “3 5 T O T . 46 FT-90R O PERATING MANUAL . Press either the or key to select the desired “switch-off” time (between 1 and 1 2 hours. then rotate the MAIN DIAL knob to select “0 3 A P O .” 2. the radio will shut itself off after the specified time period. Press and hold in the key for 1.5 second to save the new setting and exit to normal operation. and so long as the transceiver is not scanning or engaged in priority monitoring. Press and hold in the key for one second. This feature is useful in minimizing battery drain in a mobile installation if you forget to turn the transceiver off when you leave your vehicle.” 2. Press and hold in the key for one second. The Time-Out Timer’s “switch-to-receive” time may be adjusted. 3. To change the default (6 minute) time setting: 1. Press and hold in the key for 1.5 second to save the new setting and exit to normal operation. 3. for any period between 1 and 60 minutes. Automatic Power-Off The “Automatic Power-Off” (APO) feature will turn the radio completely off after a user-defined period of PTT or key/button inactivity. or O F F ).Miscellaneous Settings Time-Out Timer The “Time-Out Timer” (TOT) feature is designed to force the transceiver into the “receive” mode after a pre-set time period of continuous transmission (the default is 6 minutes). do not use the microphone’s keys and buttons. do not rotate the MAIN D IAL knob.
2. or when the chassis temperature rises. 2 5 P g : P 2 . Selects CTCSS or DCS mode and tone/code. AUTO: TX: The cooling fan rotates at high speed when the chassis temperature rises. These may be changed by the user. OFF: The cooling fan rotates continuously at low speed. if you wish to define another function for a particular key or keys. then rotate the MAIN D IAL knob to select “1 8 F A N . and s [ACC] buttons.Miscellaneous Settings Cooling Fan Control The FT-90R’s microprocessor will automatically activate the cooling fan during transmitting and for thirty seconds thereafter. A U T O /TX : The cooling fan rotates at high speed when both of the above conditions exist. as well as the microphone’s [P1 ]. Press the key to change the desired operating mode.” 2. Programming the Front Panel/Microphone Key Functions Default FT-90R key functions have been assigned (at the factory) to the front panel’s and keys. then rotate the MAIN D IAL 1. Press and hold in the knob to the Menu Item # corresponding to the key to be assigned a function (2 2 P g : ß. the fan rotates at low speed otherwise. 2 4 P g : P 1 . should the ambient temperature in your station require it. the fan rotates at low speed otherwise. using the following procedure: 1. Press and hold in the key for one second. Press the key to select the function you wish to assign to the key or button you selected in the previous step. VFO /M R TONE PRI Switches frequency control between VFO and Memory. To change the assignment of a key’s function: key for one second. FT-90R O PERATING MANUAL 47 . key for 1. Press and hold in the exit to normal operation. 2 3 P g : à. You can change the operating mode of the cooling system. Activates Priority Channel monitoring. or 2 6 P g : A C ).5 second to save the new setting and 3. [P2] . The cooling fan rotates high speed when transmitting. The available choices are: H O M E C H Switches frequency to the HOME channel. the fan rotates at low speed otherwise. and for 30 seconds thereafter.
where it is now in widespread use. DCS uses a codeword consisting of a 23-bit frame. 48 FT-90R O PERATING MANUAL . S C A N D N Activates Scanning toward lower frequency/memory channel.Miscellaneous Settings S C A N U P Activates Scanning toward higher frequency/memory channel. and make your selection from the above list. T X P W R Allows setting of the transmitter power level. if desired. 4. 3. Note that code inversion does not mean that any of the above listed equipment is defective! In certain amplifier configurations. signal inversion can result in the complement of a code being sent or received. R E V E R S E Reverses Repeater Uplink/Downlink frequencies. Occasionally. as the decoded bit sequence would not match that selected for operation. the output signal (phase) is inverted from the input. 3. DCS Code Inversion The DCS system was first introduced in the commercial LMR (Land Mobile Radio) service. B U R S T Activates 1750 Hz Tone Burst. RPTR Selects Repeater Shift direction. Typical situations that might cause inversion to occur are: m Connection of an external receiver preamplifier. etc. m Operating through a repeater. This prevents the receiver squelch from opening with DCS enabled. m Connection of an external linear amplifier.) of amplification stages may result in inversion of a transmitted or received DCS code. transmitted (subaudible) at a data rate of 134. Note: The function of the [VFO/MR] key is fixed on the [VFO/MR] selection. Small signal or power amplifiers having an odd number (1.4 bps (bit/sec). T . Press and hold in the key for 1. Rotate the MAIN DIAL knob to select another programmable key or button to modify.5 second to save the new setting and exit to normal operation. 5.
key for 1. you can activate the Demonstration mode by pressing and holding in the button while turning the transceiver on. Demonstration Mode When the FT-90R is first turned on. while turning the FT-90R on. called the “Demonstration” mode. the supplied DC voltage is displayed below the field which shows the operating frequency. to return to the normal opening display. Reverse (Inverted) 3. Normal Decoder . for example feature your callsign on the top line and your name on the next line. Press the key to select one of the following modes: T R X N O R : Encoder : Normal RX REV : TX REV : Encoder : Normal Decoder .” 2. you or the other station (but not both) can try the following: key for one second. This is a two-line scrolling message which might. Normal T R X R E V : Encoder : Reverse (Inverted) Decoder .5 second to save the new setting and Remember to restore the default setting to “T R X N O R ” (Encoder Normal.) Press and hold in the button return. then rotate the MAIN D IAL 1. if you find that your receiver squelch does not open when both you and the other station are using a common DCS code. If your transceiver currently displays the DC voltage below the frequency. etc. Press and hold in the knob to select “1 4 D C S n r . The display will then indicate the demonstration comments until you activate some function on the radio (rotate the MAIN D IAL knob. FT-90R O PERATING MANUAL 49 . Decoder Normal) when done.Miscellaneous Settings While under most circumstances this should not occur (amplifier designs and industry standards take this into account). Reverse (Inverted) Encoder : Reverse (Inverted) Decoder . The FT-90R also provides an alternative opening display option. Press and hold in the exit to normal operation.
Miscellaneous Settings Programming the Demo Message You also can change the Demonstration mode message. Repeat steps 2 and 3. resetting the microprocessor provides a quick method of “starting over” with original factory settings. m To perform a CPU master reset for all memories and MENU settings. 5. 3. 50 FT-90R O PERATING MANUAL . the key. 4. press and hold in the key. Resetting the CPU If you encounter erratic operating results. Press and hold in the key while turning the transceiver on. 7. rotate the MAIN D IAL knob to select the first key to move on to the next character of the top message. then press the key to move on to the next character’s entry location. press and hold in the key and the button while turning the transceiver on. or wish to clear all transceiver settings so as to start with the factory defaults. you will now observe the first character of the lower message area blinking. you will notice the first character of the upper message area blinking. if desired. Rotate the MAIN DIAL knob to select the next character. using the following procedure: 1. 2. to complete the upper message (up to 50 characters). While this character is blinking. Repeat steps 2 and 3 again to set the lower message (up to 50 characters). Press the key to save the new messages and exit. 6. This procedure does not alter or erase any channel memories you may have stored. as necessary. then press the character to the right. m To reset all MENU settings to their factory defaults. and the button while turning the transceiver on. Now press the key momentarily.
then press and hold in the microphone’s [ACC ] button (on each radio) while turning the power on again. The “T ” indicator will appear in the bottom left corner on the display. and try again. If cloning was successful. Now turn the “source” radio off. press the button. turn the “destination” radio off. 7. Check your cable connections. use the following procedure: 1. 5. If there is a problem during the cloning process. “E r r o r” will be displayed. 4. Channel and operating data for both radios are now identical. on the “source” radio. and the cloning data transfer will immediately begin. Insert the Clone Cable into the MIC jack of each transceiver. Now. 2. This requires a user-constructed Cloning cable which connects the MIC jacks on the two transceivers. FT-90R O PERATING MANUAL 51 . Turn both transceivers off. To clone from one transceiver to another. On the “destination” radio. Remove the Clone Cable. as shown below. The “R ” indicator will appear at the bottom left corner on the display (in the Frequency Control display mode). press the key. The “C L O N E ” indication will appear on the display. They both may be turned on now for normal operation. 3. 6.Transceiver Cloning You can transfer all data stored in one FT-90R to another FT-90R by utilizing the handy “Cloning” feature.
Press the or key.Menu System The FT-90R’s MENU system allows a number of transceiver operating parameters to be custom-configured for your operating requirements. TX AUTO/TX OFF/ BAND A/BAND B 50 ----AUTO/TX OFF 17DTMFw Programming the DTMF Autodialer 18FAN 19LckTX Set the cooling fan function Enable/disable the PTT lock 52 FT-90R O PERATING MANUAL . key for 1. In many cases. 1. the LCD field just above the key will show a “q” icon. as instructed in the sections to follow. After completing your adjustment. using the following procedure: key for one second. 3. The MENU is easy to activate and set. Menu Item 01ALPH 02ALPHc 03APO 04 05ARTS 06BEEP 07CWID 08CWID# 09D Con 10D Dim 11DC IN 12DCS# 13DCS 14DCSnr 15DTMFd 16DTMFs Function Enable/disable the Alpha-Numeric display Store Alpha-Numeric "Tags" Set the Automatic Power-Off time Not Used Select the ARTS mode Enable/disable the key-button beeper Enable/disable the CW IDer during ARTS operation Programming the CW IDer Setting the front panel display's contrast level Setting the front panel display's illumination level Indication of the Supply Voltage Setting the DCS code Activate the DCS Code Search Scanner Select "Normal" or "Inverted" DCS code Setting the DTMF Autodialer delay time Setting the DTMF Autodialer sending speed Available Values ON/OFF ----OFF/1~12 ----OFF/RX/TX/TRX ON/OFF ON/OFF ----0~12 OFF/d1/d2/d3/d4 ----104 standard DCS codes ----Default OFF ----OFF ----OFF ON ON ----6 d1 ----023 ----- TRX NOR/RX REV TRX NOR TX REV/TRX REV 50/250/450/ 450 750/1000 50/100 ----OFF. Press and hold in the 2. MENU items are conveniently arranged in alphabetical order. to adjust the status or value of the MENU item. AUTO. Rotate the MAIN DIAL knob to select the MENU item to be adjusted. indicating that the key below it is the one which should be pressed to toggle the available selections. press and hold in the second to save the new setting and exit to normal operation.5 4.
Menu System Menu Item 20LOCK 21PCKT 22Pg:•© 23Pg:•¨ 24Pg:P1 25Pg:P2 26Pg:AC 27RfSql 28RPTR 29SCAN 30Shift 31SKIP 32STEP 33TONE 34TONEf 35TOT 36TxNar 37TxPwr 38AM Function Enable/disable the key-button lock Set the transceiver's circuitry for the Packet baud rate to be used Programming the Programming the key assignment key assignment Available Values ON/OFF 1200/9600 TONE PRI SCAN UP SCAN DN RPTR REVERSE T. DCS.0 ENC. 02ALPHc Function: Programming an Alpha/Numeric memory.0/10.5/15. Menu Selection Details 01ALPH Function: Enable/disable the Alpha Numeric display. Available Values: ON/OFF Default Setting: OFF Note: Setting can be set independently on each Memory channel.00~99.BURST TX PWR HOME CH VFO/MR S-3/S-5/S-FULL/ OFF ARS/Shift -/ Shift +/OFF BUSY/TIME 0.0 6 OFF HIGH AUTO Programming the [P1] key assignment Programming the [P2] key assignment Programming the [ACC] key assignment Adjust the RF SQL threshold level Setting the Repeater Shift Direction Select the Scan-Resume mode Set the magnitude of the Repeater Shift Enable/disable skipping of a memory during scanning Setting the synthesizer steps Select the CTCSS/DCS Operation Mode Setting the CTCSS Tone Frequency Set the Time-Out Timer Reducing the MIC Gain Set the Tx Output Power Select the Receiving mode •¦ Depends on transceiver version.0/25. OFF 39 standard CTCSS Tones OFF/1~60 ON/OFF HIGH/MID1/ MID2/LOW AUTO/AM/INHIBIT Default OFF 1200 REVERSE RPTR TONE TX PWR PRI OFF ARS BUSY •¦ STOP •¦ OFF 100.0/ 20. FT-90R O PERATING MANUAL 53 . ENC/DEC BELL.95 SKIP/STOP 5. See page 36 for details.0/50.0/12.
Available Values: OFF/RX/TX/TRX Default Setting: OFF 06BEEP Function: Enable/disable the key/button beeper. Available Values: d1/d2/d3/d4/OFF Default Setting: d1 11DC IN Function: Indication of the Supply Voltage. 12DCS# Function: Setting the DCS code #. 09D Con Function: Setting the front panel display’s contrast level. Available Values: 0~12 Default Setting: 6 10D Dim Function: Setting the front panel display’s illumination level.Menu System 03APO Function: Enable/disable the Automatic Power Off feature. Available Values: 1 ~ 12 hours. Available Values: ON/OFF Default Setting: OFF 08CWID# Function: Programming a callsign into the CW IDer. See page 44. Available Values: 104 standard DCS codes Default Setting: 023 54 FT-90R O PERATING MANUAL . Available Values: ON/OFF Default Setting: ON 07CWID Function: Enable/disable the CW IDer during ARTS operation. or OFF Default Setting: OFF 04 (Not Used) 05ARTS Function: Select the ARTS mode.
TX : The cooling fan rotates high speed when transmitting. the fan rotates at low speed otherwise. OFF AUTO : The cooling fan rotates at high speed when the chassis temperature rises. OFF : The cooling fan rotates continuously at low speed.Menu System 13DCS Function: Activate the DCS Code Search Scanner. Available Values: TRX NOR (Encoder: Normal / Decoder: Normal) RX REV (Encoder: Normal / Decoder: Reverse (Inverted)) TX REV (Encoder: Reverse (Inverted) / Decoder: Normal) TRX REV (Encoder: Reverse (Inverted) / Decoder: Reverse (Inverted)) Default Setting: TRX NOR: (Encoder: Normal / Decoder: Normal) 15DTMFd Function: Setting the DTMF Autodialer delay time. AUTO/TX : The cooling fan rotates at high speed when both of the above conditions exist. 18FAN Function: Set the cooling fan function. See page 31. AUTO. TX. and for 30 seconds thereafter. Available Values: AUTO/TX. Available Values: 50/100 ms Default Setting: 50 ms (High speed) 17DTMFw Function: Loading the DTMF Autodialer memory. 14DCSnr Function:Select “Normal” or “Inverted” DCS code. the fan rotates at low speed otherwise. Available Values: 50/250/450/750/1000 ms Default Setting: 450 ms 16DTMFs Function: Setting the DTMF Autodialer sending speed. the fan rotates at low speed otherwise. Default Setting: AUTO/TX FT-90R O PERATING MANUAL 55 .
BURST Default Setting: TX PWR 56 FT-90R O PERATING MANUAL . T. 20LOCK Function: Enable/disable the key/button lock. SCAN DWN. Available Values: TONE. REVERSE. SCAN UP. RPTR. VFO/MR.Menu System 19LckTX Function: Enable/disable the PTT lock. RPTR. SCAN DWN. PRI. T. HOME CH. VFO/MR. VFO/MR. T. TX PWR.BURST Default Setting: REVERSE 23Pg:¢ Function: Programming the key assignment. HOME CH. Available Values: 1200/9600 bps Default Setting: 1200 bps 22Pg:¡ Function: Programming the key assignment. REVERSE. Available Values: TONE. REVERSE. TX PWR. Available Values: ON/OFF Default Setting: OFF 21PCKT Function: Set the transceiver’s circuitry for the Packet baud rate to be used. SCAN UP. SCAN DWN. Available Values: TONE. HOME CH. VFO/MR. Available Values: TONE. HOME CH. TX PWR. RPTR. Available Values: BAND A/BAND B/BOTH/OFF Default Setting: OFF Note: “BAND A” is VHF. PRI. PRI. “BAND B” is UHF.BURST Default Setting: TONE 25Pg:P2 Function: Programming the [P2] button assignment. SCAN DWN. TX PWR. T.BURST Default Setting: RPTR 24Pg:P1 Function: Programming the [P1] button assignment. PRI. RPTR. REVERSE. SCAN UP. SCAN UP.
European.Menu System 26Pg:AC Function: Programming the [ACC] button assignment. depending on the band you currently are on. REVERSE.0/25.). T. Note: Different shifts will appear.). Available Values: TONE. 31SKIP Function: Enable/disable skipping of a memory during scanning. Available Values: BUSY/TIME Default Setting: BUSY Note: “TIME” is a five-second delay. Available Values: S-3/S-5/S-FULL/OFF Default Setting: OFF 28RPTR Function: Setting the Repeater Shift Direction. European... 30Shift Function: Set the magnitude of the Repeater Shift.00MHz ~ 99.0/12. VFO/MR.A. after which scanning will resume. HOME CH.0/20. Available Values: ARS/Shift -/Shift +/OFF (Simplex) Default Setting: ARS (Automatic Repeater Shift) 29SCAN Function: Select the Scan-Resume mode.0/50.S. TX PWR. Available Values: 0.0/10. FT-90R O PERATING MANUAL 57 . etc. Available Values: SKIP/STOP Default Setting: STOP (Scanner stops when the channel is busy) 32STEP Function: Setting the synthesizer steps. SCAN DWN.95 MHz (50 kHz steps) Default Setting: Depends on transceiver version (U. PRI.A.S.BURST Default Setting: PRI 27RfSql Function: Adjust the RF SQL threshold level. Available Values: 5. RPTR. SCAN UP. etc.0 kHz Default Setting: Depends on the transceiver version (U.5/15.
OFF Default Setting: OFF 34TONEf Function: Setting the CTCSS Tone Frequency. Available Values: 1 ~ 60 minutes or OFF Default Setting: 6 minutes 36TxNar Function: Reducing the MIC Gain. Available Values: 39 standard CTCSS Tones Default Setting: 100. BELL. ENC/DEC. Available Values: ON/OFF Default Setting: OFF (Normal Deviation) 37TxPwr Function: Set the Tx Output Power Available Values: HIGH/MID1/MID2/LOW Default Setting: HIGH 38AM Function: Select the receiving mode. Available Values: ENC. Available Values: AUTO/ AM/INHIBIT Default Setting: AUTO (AM in Aeronautical Bands. DCS.0 Hz 35TOT Function: Set the Time-Out Timer. FM elsewhere) Note: The “Inhibit” option locks reception in the FM mode 58 FT-90R O PERATING MANUAL .Menu System 33TONE Function: Select the CTCSS/DCS Operation Mode.
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.This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC rules. Operation is subject to the condition that this device does not cause harmful interference.
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