Yaesu VR-5000 Mobile HF/VHF/UHF Scanner / receiver

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Early versions had several problems. Newer versions are improved in both hard- and firmware.

Frequency range

RX-range
0.1-2600 MHz
TX-range
-
HAM bands
-
Stability
-
Tuning steps
0.02 / 0.1 / 0.5 / 1 / 5 / 6.25 / 9 / 10 / 12.5 / 20 / 25 / 50 / 100 / 500 kHz
Filters
-

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Receiver

Modulations
AM   N-AM   W-AM   N-FM   W-FM   CW   SSB   USB   LSB  
Sensitivity
AM (10 dB S/N)
0.2-0.5 MHz: 10.8 µV
0.5-1.8 MHz: 4 µV
1.8-4 MHz: 2.5 µV
4-30 MHz: 1.1 µV
N-FM (12 dB SINAD)
28-30 MHz: 0.35 µV
30-2000 MHz: 0.45 µV
2000-2600 MHz: 0.8 µV
W-FM (12 dB SINAD)
30-2000 MHz: 1.5 µV
SSB/CW (10 dB S/N)
0.2-0.5 MHz: 4.8 µV
0.5-1.8 MHz: 1 µV
1.8-4 MHz: 0.6 µV
4-30 MHz: 0.3 µV
30-2000 MHz: 0.3 µV
2000-2600 MHz: 0.5 µV
Selectivity
-
Receiver system
-
IF-frequencies
-
Image rejection
-
Audio output
1W

Transmitter

Modulations
-
RF-Output
-

Connections

Antenna
SO-239 + Clamps / screws
Impedance
50/450Ω

Electrical

Power requirements
13.5V 15 %
Current drain RX
Max 0.7 A
TX
-

Physical

Dimensions (w×h×d)
180 × 70 × 203 mm (7.09 × 2.76 × 7.99 in)
Weight
1.90 kg (4.2 lbs)
Form factor
Mobile
Manufactured
Between 2000 and 200x in Japan

Other features

Memories
2000 channels in 1 bank(s)
Usage
Amateur / Ham radio operators
Features + options
Real-time band-scope
World clock
NB
VCS
Alpha tags
DSP (DSP-1)
Voice synthesizer (FVS-1A)
Voice recording (DVS-4) options
CAT interface
Accessories
-

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Manuals, diagrams and brochures

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Price Condition Year User
USD 380.00 Good / Used 2010 eBay
USD 465.00 Good / Used 2010 eBay
EUR 750.00 Mint / New 2015 F5VLB
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