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The VR-5000 is a high-performance base/mobile communications receiver providing general coverage reception from 100 kHz to 2600 MHz continuous with variable channel steps and modes of CW, SSB (LSB and USB), AM, Narrow AM, Wide AM, Narrow FM and Wide FM.

The VR-5000 has 2000 memory channels which can be managed in numerous ways. Text descriptions can be assigned to each memory channel and group to ease identification. The VR-5000 has five (5) special PreSet memories provide one-touch access to favorite channels, such as local AM broadcast stations. Just press the large PS key on the front panel to step through the PreSet channels!

The VR-5000's versatile scanning system allows lightning-fast scanning of operating frequencies, so you won't miss any of the excitement on the bands! The scanner allows you to select from three scan-resume options, too: "Delay" Scan, which Iets scanning resume after a programmed interval Of waiting:on:annn active channel; "Pause" Scan, which holds on an active channel until the incoming signal disappears; and "Hold" Scan, whereby scanning stops when activity is encountered. There is a wide array of scanning features available to the VR-5000 user.

Many more advanced features are avaiable including a dual Receive cabapbility - when monitoring on the "main" displayed frequency, you can simultaneously listen to a second station operating within 20 MHz of the main frequency in the AM and FM-Narrow modes. This can be especially helpful while monitoring public safety communications.

The optional DSP-1 Digital Signal Processing Unit includes a number of features which can significantly enhance reception through improved interference rejection whilst the optional FVS-1 Voice synthesizer option enables an audible announcement of the current main band operating frequency.

Many other features are available including:

  • RF Tune Front-end preselection bandpass filter (1.8 - 1000 MHz) for excellent rejection of out-of- band signals.
  • 20 dB Attenuator for comfortable reception of extremely strong signals.
  • IF Noise Blanker for reduction of impulse noise.
  • Optional DVS-4 Digital Voice Recorder provides two recording memories of 8 seconds each.
  • Optional FVS-1A Voice Synthesizer provides audible announcement of the operating frequency for owners with vision impairments.
  • 10.7 MHz IF Output Jack for connecting external decoders eg FM Stereo or Data.
  • Field Strength Meter for comparison of peak signal strength as compared to a reference level
  • Audio Tone Control.
  • All-Mode Squelch Control for silent monitoring in "standby" mode.
  • Password-controlled Panel and Dial "Lock" feature to avoid unauthorized frequency change.
  • Front Panel Key "Beep" On/Off selection.
  • Display Dimmer/Contrast Control.
  • Clone Capability for copying memory information from one VR-5000 to another
  • Personal Computer Interface Port with serial data speed selection of 4800/9600/57600 bps.
  • Two Antenna Ports: One for "Long Wire" type antenna, one SO-239

Additional specifications can be found at the Yaesu UK web site.

Frequency Range:
0.1 ~ 2599.99998MHz continuous
Receiving Mode:
Antenna Impedance:
50 Ohm unbalanced, 450 Ohm unbalanced
Channel Step Main Band
LSB/USB/CW: 20 Hz/100 Hz/500 Hz/1 kHz/5 kHz
AM-N/AM/WAM: 1/5/9/10/20/25/50/100/500 kHz
FM-N: 5/6.25/10/12.5/20/25/50/100/500 kHz
WFM: 10/50/100/500 kHz
Channel Step Sub Band
AM: 1/5/9/10/20/25/50/100/500 kHz
FM-N: 5/6.25/10/12.5/20/25/50/100/500 kHz
Memory Channel:
Regular Memories: 2000 Channels
PS "Preset" Memories: 5 Channel
Operating Temp.:
-10 °C ~ + 50 °C
0.2 ~ 0.49998 MHz SSB/CW 4.8 uV (10 dB S/N)
0 AM 10.8 uV (10 dB S/N)
0.5 ~ 1.79998 MHz SSB/CW 1.0 uV (10 dB S/N)
0 AM 4.0 uV (10 dB S/N)
1.8 ~ 3.99998 MHz SSB/CW 0.6 uV (10 dB S/N)
AM 2.5 uV (10 dB S/N)
4.0 ~ 29.99998 MHz SSB/CW 0.3 uV (10 dB S/N)
0 AM 1.1 uV (10 dB S/N)
28.0 ~ 29.99998 MHz FM-N 0.35 uV (12 dB SINAD)
30.0 ~ 1999.99998 MHz SSB/CW 0.3 uV (10 dB S/N)
0 AM 1.2 uV (10 dB S/N)
0 FM-N 0.45 uV (12 dB SINAD)
WFM 1.5 uV (12 dB SINAD)
2000.0 ~ 2599.99998 MHz SSB/CW 0.5 uV (10 dB S/N)
0 AM 1.8 uV (10 dB S/N)
0 FM-N 0.8 uV (12 dB SINAD)
Conducted Spurious Emission:
Less than 54 dBm
Supply Voltage:
DC 13.5V 15 %
Current Consumption:
0.7 A (@ audio output 1W)
Audio Output:
At least 1 W @ 8 Ohm
Audio Output Impedance:
8 Ohm
Case Size:
7.1x2.75x8 inches 4.2 Lbs (180x70x203 mm) without knobs
Approx. 4.2 Lbs (1.9 kg)
Specifications are subject to change without notice or obligation.0

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