HTX202 Cheat Sheet
Here is a list of key functions. While holding Function key,
1: Toggles Tone Squelch on or off. Tone squelch is programmed
menu under Function + 8. This menu lets you set transmit tone
or none, receive decode frequency or none. Set a different
from the receiver tone is possible.
2: d t m f feature I never use.
3: Selects Simplex, + offset, - offset, simplex again. Offset
programmed to any freqiency difference under the Function
8 menu. Note:
Near band edges, the offset selection will only choose between
and an offset that will transmit in band. At 147.500, the
between simplex and - offset only.
4: DTMF squelch I never use. Allows others to dial a sequence
to open your squelch.
5: Toggles the beep on or off. When you press a key the radio
with a high note if command has been accepted or a note two
if command rejected. Also when entering a frequency, the radio
high until the last digit is entered, when it beeps one octave
indicate frequency entry is done.
6: Reverse split. Toggles between receiv on repeater output,
on input and receive on repeater input, transmit on output.
instance, 147.12 plus becomes 147.72 minus. You can hit the
then undo it the hard way by retuning the dial to the starting
and reselecting the offset (3), or the easy way by hitting
(6) again. I
say this so you know you aren't in "never-never land"
trying to tune the
radio if you unknowingly hit the reverse. Never does the radio
or transmit outside of 144 and 148.
7: Battery save feature toggle on or off. The battery saver
if on will
cause the receiver to switch off and momentarily turn on to
activity then go off again. Stays on if activity is heard,
and stays on
for a time when the transmitter has been used.
8: Menu set. Hit Function and 8 to open a menu. Use P T T
to exit the
menu. This does not key the transmitter. You can scroll through
menu using star and pound keys by themselves to move in opposite
directions. Turn the tuning knob to select settings at each
All menu options are circular. There is no starting or ending
In VFO mode, you can set split offsets different from 600
kHz, set PL
tone between 67 Hz through 200 plus Hz or off for transmit
receive squelch independently. Other menu options include
transmitter off, programming scan features, scan frequency
battery save ratios and more.
In memory mode, menu choices are transmit frequency, receive
9: Memory clear. Clears a selected memory. Display shows
There is no frequency in a cleared memory.
0: VFO Scan I think. I never use it.
A: Lock. Prevents accidental changing of frequency or other
Becomes only active key if pressed once, restores full use
of keypad if
B: Priority scan. Scans the three Priority channels for activity
monitoring another frequency. Hit D to cancel. I never used
C: Memory write. Press and hold for beep and two beeps.
D: Empty memory contents into the VFO. Includes split and
settings. You could set up a two memories with tone settings
something, then dump one of those memories into vfo to quick
End of Function key list.
Keys pressed in receive mode:
Digits: Enter frequency. Starting with 140 MHz, set last
four digits of
the frequency between 144.000 and 147.995. Radio does not
frequency until the last digit is in. Last digit entered as
0, 1, 2, 3
or 4 becomes 0 and 5, 6, 7, 8 or 9 becomes 5. First and only
enters 148.000 MHz. If I make a mistake keying in a frequency,
I have to
enter all four digits and then re-enter the desired frequency.
you can hit D to clear the partial entry and restore original
display. P T T will also clear the entry, and restore the
display, but I'm not sure if it also keys the transmitter
in this case.
I know P T T does not transmit when I exit the menu, and I
think I can
use the D key to exit, but I never fumbled for the D key when
P T T was
A: Call channel. Two options available to exit call channel:
returns you to previous frequency or memory. Or D will enter
B: Priority channel bank. Star to move down or pound to move
Circular. 3 memories.
C: Memory channel bank. 12 channels, circular. Star to move
pound to move up. (Menu in F-8 will let one set the tuning
knob to tune
through memory channels for this and priority bank.)
D: VFO mode. Also clears other commands. I presume this is
hit to clear a scan or start over in a frequency entry. (Or
use P T T.)
Star: Moves down through menu, memory selection or scan down
from top to
Pound: Moves up through menu, memory selection or scan up
from bottom to
P T T: Exits menu or keys transmitter.
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