Major Functions of Vertex Model VX-150 Transceiver
The VX-150 is a two-meter amateur radio HT capable of transmitting
144-148 MHz at up to 5 watts & receiving 134-174 MHz,
FM only. Frequency set by either of two VFO's (A & B)
or 199 tunable Channels. The VX-150 is powered by an internal
battery or a 6-16 VDC external source.
On top of the case are (left to right) the SMA Antenna Jack,
On/Off/Volume knob, & two concentric knobs: higher is
DIAL (controls frequency & other features), lower is SQUELCH.
On the left are (top to bottom) PTT (push-to-talk), Monitor,
& Lamp buttons.
On the front are (top to bottom) the LCD Display, the Speaker
& Mic, & a 16-key Keypad.
TO SELECT FREQUENCY USING VFO’s:
Push the VFO Button to select "A" or "B"
VFO. Then either:
Tune VFO usingup or down keys or DIAL. To tune in 1 MHz steps,
first push F.
OR Enter frequency by Keypad. Don’t enter the first
1; start with the second digit (i.e., to set 146.52, enter
“46520”). Frequency entry is completed when the
five digits are entered.
To adjust tuning step, push F then 0/SET Key. Rotate DIAL
to Menu Item 6, “STEP”. Push F again & rotate
DIAL to select tuning step (5-50 kHz). Push PTT to select
The VX-150 normally selects the repeater offset or split according
to the US Plan.
To scan frequency in VFO Mode, push & hold up or down
keys for 1 second. PTT stops.
TO RECALL MEMORY CHANNELS:
Push MR. The Memory Recall Mode is confirmed by numbers 1-199
Select channel using Dial, up or down keys, or Keypad channel
number followed by MR.
To scan memory channels, push & hold up or down key for
1 second. PTT stops.
Memories are tunable. To tune a memory while in memory mode,
push MR a second time.
TO ENTER A FREQUENCY IN A MEMORY CHANNEL:
In VFO Mode, select desired characteristics (freq, offset,
tone). Push & hold F one second.
Select desired memory channel using Dial (must be done in
5 seconds), then push F again. This programs the frequency
in the memory channel & returns the VX-150 to VFO Mode.
The Home Channel can be programmed with one commonly-used
or important frequency. To program Home Channel, first make
sure that Menu Item 20 is set to “Home” (see below).
Select characteristics in VFO mode, push F, then push the
TO TURN ON PL (CTCSS) TONE & SELECT TONE FREQUENCY:
Push F, then 1/SQ TYPE Key. Turn DIAL until TN ENC appears
in DISPLAY. Push PTT.
Push F, then 2/CODE Key. Turn DIAL to select PL Tone. Push
F again to set.
TO SET POWER, push F, the 3/LOW Key, use DIAL to select LOW/MED/HIGH,
& push PTT.
TO USE MENU (SET) FEATURES:
Push F, then 0/SET Key. Turn DIAL to select Menu item to adjust.
Push F again & again turn DIAL to adjust or set selected
item. Push PTT to set choice & return to normal mode.
TO REVERSE TRANSMIT & RECEIVE FREQUENCIES: Push C/REV/HM
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