Handheld Radio Field Guide: Front Panel Programming (FPP) Instructions for Handheld Ham Radios (HTs)

Handheld Radio Field Guide: Front Panel Programming (FPP) Instructions for Handheld Ham Radios (HTs)

by Andrew Cornwall


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It's happened to everyone who's been in emergency or public service communications for a while: you're at a drill or event, and a radio's not programmed right.

Maybe it's your HT, or maybe a new ham has come up to you and said, "I can't figure out what's wrong." Today radios have a lot of features--and many hams don't know how to program their radios without a laptop and programming cable.

This guide is an indispensable quick reference for that situation. It describes, in plain language and clear pictures, how to set up a radio using the radio keypad, without cloning cables or additional software. It includes many of the common radios you'll find in the field--and some that you may run into only once or twice.

For each radio, you'll get instructions for:

  • Setting frequency
  • Setting repeater offset and direction
  • Setting squelch tones
  • Setting power levels
  • Writing to a memory
  • Selecting a memory
  • Locking and unlocking the radio
  • Adjusting volume and squelch
  • Resetting the radio to defaults

In addition to that, you'll learn about some of the problems you'll run into with each kind of radio, and how to fix them.

If you deal with different kinds of handheld ham radios, you need this book!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780999660904
Publisher: Listening Bird Press
Publication date: 03/24/2018
Pages: 282
Sales rank: 634,268
Product dimensions: 6.90(w) x 9.50(h) x 0.50(d)

Table of Contents


A Plea for Sanity

What is a VFO Anyway?

Dead Battery Blues

The Radio Has No Buttons

I Don’t Speak Chinese! (or Japanese, or Korean, or. . . )

Alinco DJ-162

Alinco DJ-175

Alinco DJ-180

Alinco DJ-190

Alinco DJ-480

Alinco DJ-500T Gen 2

Alinco DJ-596

Alinco DJ-C5

Alinco DJ-G29T

Alinco DJ-S11

Alinco DJ-V5

Azden AZ-21A

Baofeng UV-100 / UV-200 / UV-3R

Baofeng UV-5R

Baofeng UV-82

BridgeCom BCH-220

Harris Unity XG-100P

Icom IC-P2AT

Icom IC-T70A

Icom IC-V8

Icom IC-V80 HD

Icom IC-W32A

Icom ID-51A

Kenwood TH-78A

Kenwood TH-D7A

Kenwood TH-D72A

Kenwood TH-D74A

Kenwood TH-F6A

Kenwood TH-K20A



Radio Shack HTX-200

Radio Shack HTX-202

Radio Shack HTX-245

Radio Shack HTX-420

Thales 25


Tytera TYT MD-2017

Tytera TYT MD-380

Tytera TYT TH-F8

Wouxun KG-UVD1P, -UV2D, -UV3D

Wouxun KG-UV3X Pro 180

Wouxun KG-UV6D, KG-UV6X

Wouxun KG-UV8D

Wouxun KG-UV9D

Yaesu FT-11R

Yaesu FT-209R/FT-209RH

Yaesu FT-25

Yaesu FT-252

Yaesu FT-257

Yaesu FT-270

Yaesu FT-2D

Yaesu FT-50

Yaesu FT-530

Yaesu FT-60

Yaesu FT-65

Yaesu FT-70D

Yaesu VX-150

Yaesu VX-170

Yaesu VX-1R

Yaesu VX-6R

Yaesu VX-7R

Yaesu VX-8DR

Zastone ZT-V8



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