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VR-160 AM/FM/WFM Communications Receiver
Description

The YAESU VR-160 is a high-performance miniature communications receiver that covers frequencies from 100 kHz to 1299.995 MHz on the AM and FM (Wide and Narrow bandwidths) modes.

Coverage includes the AM and FM broadcast bands, HF Shortwave Bands, VHF and UHF TV bands, the VHF AM aircraft band (including the 8.33kHz spacing), and a wide range of commercial and public safety frequencies.

The incredibly small size allows you to take it anywhere - hiking, skiing, or walking and the compact FNB-82LI Lithium-Ion Battery Pack provides more than 20 hours of receiver operation.

The VR-160 internal antenna bar provides excellent AM broadcast reception without the need of an external antenna.
 
The large High-resolution Dot Matrix LCD display provides clear, easily read frequency indication. The Band Scope function provides a high-resolution display of the relative signal strengths of up to ±50 adjacent channels.
 
The VR-160 offers a comprehensive range of features and performance in a very small package.
 Key Features

Ultra-compact and light Weight 
Very small; weighs a maximum of 185g
New Mechanical Dial Lock Function
Positive feel lock feature
Rugged Construction, Aluminium Die-Cast Chassis
Based on the VX-3 Transceiver
Supplied with a Compact Super thin Lithium-ion High-Capacity Battery
3.7V, 1100mAh, giving up to 23 hours of listening pleasure
Operate with AA Batteries with Optional Battery Case FBA-37 
3 x AA Alkaline Batteries needed, giving up to 28 hours of battery life
Internal Bar Antenna for AM Broadcast Band Reception
Provides good AM broadcast reception without the need of an external antenna
Designated Earphone Jack for FM Stereo Broadcast Listening
A built-in stereo decoder allows for great FM Broadcast reception
Listen to AM or FM Broadcast while Monitoring an Amateur Frequency
The AF Dual Operation circuit allows you to monitor your desired frequency while receiving AM or FM broadcast stations.
Wide-band Receiver Coverage, 100 kHz to 1299.995 MHz
Continuous coverage without gaps. This radio features a large High-resolution Dot Matrix LCD display, and a Band Scope function
Special Memory Banks - WX, VHF Marine, Shortwave Broadcast
Easily selected by the user
Huge Memory Capacity
900 Standard Memory Channel, 100 Frequency Skip Memories, 50 set of Band-edge Memories, and 24 Memory Banks.
CW Learning and Training Feature  
Sends the designated Morse Code via the receiver's speaker to help your CW learning and training.

Specifications

VR-160

Frequency Ranges: (MHz)  

Normal

Band
  0.1 - 1.8 (Broadcast Band)
  1.8 - 30 (Shortwave Band)
  30 - 76 (50 MHz/6m Ham Band)
  76 - 108 (FM Radio)
  108 - 137 (Air Band)
  137 - 174 (2m Ham Band)
  174 - 222 (VHF TV) 
  222 - 420 (General 1)
  420 - 470 (70cm Ham Band)
  470 - 800 (UHF TV)
  800 - 1000 (General 2)
  1000 - 1299.975 (23cm Ham Band)

 Radio

 Band
  0.504 - 1.795 (AM Broadcast)
  76 - 107.95 (FM Broadcast)
Channel Steps 5/8.33/9/10/12.5/15/20/25/50/100 kHz
  (8.33 kHz; Air Band only, 9 kHz; BC Band only)
Frequency Stability ±5 ppm (-10°C to +60°C)
Antenna Impedance 50Ω
Supply Voltage 3.7 VDC, FNB-82LI Battery Operation
  6.0 VDC, PA-46C/U AC Adapter Operation

Operating

3.5 - 7.0 V, Negative Ground (EXT DC Jack)
Current Consumption 140mA, (Rx, Normal Band, Volume 20)
  100mA (Rx, Radio Band, Volume 20)
  58mA (Standby, Saver Off) 
  20mA (Standby, Saver On)
  300µA (Auto Power Off)
Operating Temp. Range  -20°C to +60°C
Battery Charging Temp. Range +5°C to +35°C
Sensitivity (examples) 1µV TYP for 12 dB SINAD (76-108MHz)
  0.5µV TYP for 10 dB SINAD (108-137MHz, AM)
  0.16µV for 12 dB SINAD (140-150MHz, NFM)
  0.18µV for 12 dB SINAD (400-470MHz, NFM)
  0.7µV TYP for 12 dB SINAD (1000-1300MHz, NFM)
AF Output 50mW @ 8Ω for 10% THD (@4.5V)
  100mW @ 8Ω for 10% THD (@ 6V)
Case Size (WxHxD, mm) 47 x 81 x 23
Weight 130g (w/FNB-82LI & Antenna)
  185g (w/FBA-37 & Antenna)
Package Contents

  • FNB-82LI  3.7V, 1100mAh Rechargeable Lithium Ion Battery Pack
  • PA46U AC Adapter
  • FBA-37 Dry Cell Battery Case (3 x AA Alkaline Cells)
  • YHA-66 Antenna
  • Operating Manual
  • Warranty Card
Manuals
Click to download VR-160 OM (VR-160_OM_ENG_EH037M200.pdf 2 Mb)
 Operating Manual for the VR-160
 
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