Radio Cheat Sheets Resource Page

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Last Updated: 30 July 2019


Operating in the field occasionally requires us to make configuration changes to our radios.  However, the complexity of our HTs and the infrequency with using them makes memorizing the keystrokes and commands needed to make changes nearly impossible.

Some operators carry their radio's manual with them.  Even the manuals are not laid to quickly support what we want to do.  Thus the need for Radio Cheat Sheets

Radio Cheat Sheets (my term) are summaries of the critical few command sequences we usually need to manage our radios in the field.  The summaries should be small enough to be carried with our gear, and organized to allow us to complete a change quickly.

To print our a cheat sheet do the following

  1. Download the Cheat Sheet for your radio.
  2. Print it out.
  3. Cut out the sheet along the outer-most boarder.
  4. Fold it in half and tape the ends.
  5. Carry it in your GoKit.

If you want to develop your own or modify this one, the MS-Word file is also included.  

Cheat Sheets

Kenwood TH-F6A Triband Transceiver (Adobe PDF, MS-Word) August 2005, KN6PE

RadioShack HTX-202 144 MHz Transceiver (Adobe PDF, MS-Word) August 2005, KN6PE

Yaesu FT-50R Operation Notes (Adobe PDF, MS-Word) June 2008, KN6PE

Yaesu FT-60R Operation Notes (Adobe PDF, MS-Word) July 2019, KN6PE

Yaesu FT-90R Operation Notes (Adobe PDF, MS-Word) August 2005, K6AMP

Yaesu VX-5R Operation Notes (Adobe PDF, MS-Word) August 2005, K6AMP

If you have developed a Cheat Sheet for your specific radio, please let me know and I'll post it here with the others.


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