The following are the TH-F6A keys and a short description
of what they do.
Holding HT in hand along left side are three buttons. Top
is PTT button,
1 - Top is PTT button
2 - Middle lamp button (AID FOR VISUALLY-ENABLED)
3- MONI is the bottom button.
Looking at front of handheld, with keypad facing you, the
beneath the visual display, is Multi-scroll [MNU] key explanation
follows. The multi-scroll key [MNU] is used to select menu
pressing it in the middle. It then selects the last menu used.
of menus can also be done by turning tuning knob (default
at menu 1 Scan
Resume). To do this press the center of the [MNU] key twice.
is the low beep. Middle part of this key is also called MNU
this key to the right [>] is usually an OK to do something
and to the left
[<] is used as an escape ESC or cancel. It also does up
or down function.
([U] or [D])
Below the Multi-scroll button is the [@] Power button. Holding
it for 1
second turns HT on. Two high beeps indicate the HT is turning
on. When the
HT is on, holding [@] Power button down for 1 second turns
the HT off. Two
low beeps indicates HT is turning off.
The bottom four rows are a 16-button keypad which is from
left to right
1 2 3 A (Top row)
4 5 6 B (Second row)
7 8 9 C (Third row)
* 0 # D (Fourth row)
The arrangement resembles a telephone keypad with A B C D
keys to the right
of the corresponding 3 6 9 and # keys. When PTT is held and
these keys are
depressed they generate DTMF tones which are transmitted.
When the radio beeps low it usually signifies its default
When the keys are used by themselves they do a variety of
things. I'll put
the key number in () (AS ON TELEPHONE DTMF KEYPAD) then [name
of the key as
in the instruction manual and printed on key]. Example (1)
(1) [LOW] \High, Low, E-Low \ TX Power selection default
(2) [BAND] \ Band change When in A band goes 2m, 220MHz,
440MHz. When in B
band starts out at AM, HF, 6m, FM, Air Band, 2m, VHF TV, 1.25m
(440), UHF TV, 23cm. The default is at 2m when in A band,
and 440 when in
(3) [A/B] \ Toggles A band and B band. A default.
(A) [F] \ Function button, hitting this key momentarily before
another key activates second function of keys. If depressed
for 1 second
activates keypad lock. Default unlocked.
(4) [INFO] \ Selects the info band frequencies which are the
freq by default. To exit this press [MR] or [VFO], pressing
[A/B] will not
exit this function.
(5) [SQL] \ Squelch When selected, squelch can be changed
by rotating tuning
knob. Pressing (5) again after changing squelch level stores
level. If no change press ESC [<]. Pressing [MNU] or Multi-scroll
stores setting also.
(6) [BAL] \ A/B volume balance default balanced. Tuning knob
(B) [VFO] \ VFO selection key
(7) [TONE] \ Tone selection key. Order tone on, ctcss, dcs,
no tone default
(8) [REV] \ REVERSE flips tx and rx freqs to transmit on
freq and listen on repeater input. Default listen on repeater
(9) [MN-F] \ Memory Name to frequency toggle. When on displays
in lieu of frequencies. Default on. (VISUAL DISPLAY)
(C) [MR] \ Memory Recall
(*) [MHZ] \ Enters decimal as in 145.110 or 14.315.
(0) [FINE] \ Fine tuning when in HF mode or 0 when entering
(#) [ENT] \ Enter key
(D) [CALL] \ Call key
Second function hit (A) key momentarily then hit second key
do not hold
(A) too long or it will lock the keypad. For this group I'll
to keys by their DTMF key designations.
(A),(1) Battery level display toggle Default off (VISUAL
(A),(2) Mode FM, WFM, AM, LSB, USB, CW default FM
(A),(3) Dual/Single chooses single band operation or dual
(A)HELD 1 s Key lock when depressed for 1 second default unlocked
(A),(4) Visual scan toggle default off
(A),(5) VOX keying toggle default PTT keying
(A),(6) Priority channel monitoring toggle default off
(A),(B) Memory contents loaded into VFO
(A),(7) Tone select default 67.0 Pressing [MNU] or [>]
confirms new value
(A),(8) Offset shift Simplex Plus Minus default is Simplex
(A),(9) Memory Name enter key (VISUAL DISPLAY)
(A),(C) Memory enter key
(A),(*) Memory channel lockout key
(A),(0) Step change key
(A),(#) Alert key
(A),(D) Call freq input key
(A),(Moni) Toggles attenuator on/off default off.
(A),(Lamp) Turns display lamp on (UNTIL TOGGLED OFF) default
(AIDS VISUALLY-ENABLED PERSONS)
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