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This guide is an indispensable quick reference for programming radios in the field. 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:
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!
Looking to program the Yaesu FT-60? Here's an example chapter from the Handheld Radio Field Guide to show you how.
Yaesu FT-60 chapter (PDF)
Looking to program the Baofeng UV-5R? Here's an example chapter from the Handheld Radio Field Guide to show you how.
Baofeng UV-5R chapter (PDF)
Program the 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, TERA TR-590, Tytera TYT MD-2017, Tytera TYT MD-380, Tytera TYT TH-F8, Wouxun KG-UVD1P, -UV2D, -UV3D, Wouxun KG-UV3X Pro, 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
Andrew Cornwall, KF7CCC, VE1CCC, is active in the emergency communications community in Arizona. He has helped manage and taken part in large scale communications exercises and public service events. He is an ARES Emergency Coordinator, a manager of the Arizona Emergency Net—Maricopa training net, and is accredited as an ICS Incident Communication Center Manager (INCM) and Auxiliary Communications (AUXCOMM) resource. He is a trainer and volunteer examiner.
At events and incidents, Andrew has run into many handheld ham radios that are tricky to program. In those situations, coordinators often don't have time to help every ham with a problem radio. Andrew wrote the Handheld Radio Field Guide so a coordinator could hand it to a ham with a problem, and say, “Figure it out, then bring the book back to me.”