Air Band Operation, VOR Navigation, FM Broadcast.
and US BRS Band Reception included
The multiple capabilities of the VXA-710 Spirit yield unmatched
operating and monitoring opportunities for the owner on the go! Besides
full voice transmit and receive operation on the Air Band, the VXA-710
Spirit also provides extensive VOR and CDI Navigation tools, along with
convenient reception of the FM Broadcast band during down time. And you
get the additional monitoring excitement afforded by receiver coverage
of the Business Radio Service (BRS) band, a YAESU exclusive!
160 Memory Channels
(Incl. Pre-programmed "Book" Memories)
The extensive Memory system of the VXA-710 includes 70 "Main"
memories, plus ninety preprogrammed "Book" memories, for quick and easy
recall of often-used frequencies. The memories may be labeled with a
title, for quick recognition.
The VXA-710's case, speaker enclosure, and controls are carefully sealed
against water ingress, allowing the transceiver to be specified for
protection against water ingress per IPX7 specifications (immersion to 3
feet/1 m for 30 minutes). So you need not fear using your VXA-710 during
Rugged Magnesium Die-Cast Construction
The unmatched ruggedness of the VXA-710 is coupled with ultra-light
weight, thanks to the die-cast magnesium case and chassis construction.
Rubber bumpers on the bottom corners of the case protect it against
damage from every-day bumps and scrapes.
The VXA-710 is supplied with a super-long-life 7.4 V, 1400 mAh
Lithium-Ion Battery Pack (FNB-80LI), providing many hours of operation
and reliable charging without the "memory" effects that can plague other
battery types. With the optional CD-15A Charging Stand and NC-72B/C AC
Adapter, the FNB-80LI may be charged in as little as 2.5 hours, so
you'll quickly be ready for more operating action! And the optional
FBA-23 Alkaline Battery Case will accept two "AA" batteries (not
supplied) for low power emergency operation. The VXA-710's EXT DC jack
will also accept 12 Volts from the NC-72B/C directly (RX only), or from
an external power supply.
This feature helps maximize battery life by de energizing the receiver
section during periods of no activity, waking the receiver up at
user-selected intervals to sample for channel activity. If no activity
is detected, the Spirit goes back into its "sleep" mode. Current
consumption is significantly reduced, thereby maximizing battery life.
This feature is only found on Vertex Standard Airband Transceivers.
Among the more innovative features introduced in the VXA-710 is the
full-color Strobe LED, which provides indication of a number of
transceiver status items using different colors. Different colors may be
selected for each of the above conditions, and a total of 256 color
shades are available, for customizing the colors just the way you like
No Airband hand-held transceiver has a display that even compares to the
VXA-710's 132 x 64 dot matrix display. Providing clear, easy-to-read
indication of frequency and Navigation data alike, the VXA-710's display
includes an unparalleled array of graphical and pictorial tools that
make operation a breeze.
CHANNELS (U.S.A. Only)
The Spirit can receive all 10 NOAA weather broadcast frequencies. The
Automatic Active Weather Channel Locator (a Vertex Standard exclusive)
automatically scans for active NOAA weather stations in your area when
WX band is selected.
"Severe Weather" Alert (U.S.A. Only)
The VXA-710 includes a special feature that sounds an alarm when the
special "Severe Weather" alert tone is received from a Weather Broadcast
station. This warns you of potentially life-threatening flying
One Touch Emergency Frequency Access For lightning-fast access to the
121.5 MHz Emergency Frequency, a dedicated key on the front panel
assures you of no delays in summoning help in an emergency.
The front panel's keypad and LCD are illuminated in Vertex Standard's
renowned Omni-Glow� amber hue, for excellent visibility and minimal
impact on your night vision. The Omni-Glow� display/ key illumination
may be configured in a number of battery-saving ways. Both Brightness
and Contrast are adjustable. You can set the illumination to appear
continuously, or only for a few seconds after a key is pressed. You can
even turn the "Busy" Strobe off, for additional battery conservation.
For lightning-fast access to the 121.5 MHz Emergency Frequency, a
dedicated key on the front panel assures you of no delays in summoning
help in an emergency.
The channel configurations can be easily re-programmed in minutes using
the optional PC Programming cable (CT-29+CT-97), software (CE75) and
your PC. As your operating needs change, you can quickly reprogram your
Spirit with the important frequency data you need.