June 18, 2011
Deleting a Memory Channel on a Yaesu VX-7R
My Yaesu VX-7R ham radio user manual is missing a very important page if you want to delete a frequency you've stored in a memory location.
If you want to delete a channel and it's components from an existing memory location, you can't do it. You can't dial up that memory location on your radio and hit a series of keystrokes that will DELETE the data returning that spot in the memory to all zeros.
But you can easily OVERWRITE the data on a memory channel. DUH!!
How easy is that?
Here's what you do.
Get yourself in the VFO mode. Go to the frequency you want to save. Set up any CTCSS or DCS tones, etc.
Press and hold the MONF button on the keypad for 1/2 second. You'll hear the radio beep twice.
This switches you to the memory mode.
You'll see the next available memory location pop up that has NO DATA on it.
Within 5 seconds of hitting the MONF button, you need to ROTATE the outer dial on top of the radio. This allows you to locate the memory channel you're trying to delete.
Don't panic if you can't find the one you want to overwrite in 5 seconds. You just have to have started to rotate the dial. But keep rotating the dial until you find the memory channel you want.
As soon as you're there, you do one thing.
Push the MONF button to store the new channel and overwrite the old data.
Ta Da! It's that easy.
Posted by Tim Carter at June 18, 2011 12:20 PM