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Author Topic: Deleting a Memory Channel from a Yaesu VX-7R  (Read 19354 times)
W3ATB
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« on: June 18, 2011, 06:06:33 AM »

Good morning ladies and gentlemen,

We all know that the user manual for the VX-7R is good for leveling tables and such. I can't find how to erase memory channels. I went to another forum and found this:

* Go to memory mode
* Press and hold MON[F]
* Use the dial to go to the memory you want to erase
* press V/M

Well, they must be skipping a step or two or my new VX-7R is broken. It doesn't work. I do all those things and the channels are still there.

Can you help? What are the exact step-by-step instructions for deleting one or more memory channels using the buttons on the radio?

Many thanks!

Tim Carter - licensed 8 years, but just getting back in the hobby
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K1CJS
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« Reply #1 on: June 18, 2011, 07:00:07 AM »

If you don't tell the radio what value you want to substitute for the one in memory, it will just put the original value back into the memory location.  Try the following:

* Go to memory mode
* Press and hold MON[F]
>> PRESS 0 on the keypad
* Use the dial to go to the memory you want to erase
* press V/M

If that doesn't work, try this:

* Go to memory mode
* Press and hold MON[F]
* Use the dial to go to the memory you want to erase
>>PRESS 0 on the keypad
* press V/M

I don't have the VX7R, but one of those two ways should work to get rid of a memory slot.

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W3ATB
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« Reply #2 on: June 18, 2011, 07:26:54 AM »

Thanks for the effort. Heavy Sigh......

Both methods didn't work.

Let's hope a VX-7R owner will step forward here.

Tim Carter
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W3ATB
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« Reply #3 on: June 18, 2011, 09:32:38 AM »

Well, I figured it out.

I called the Ham Radio Outlet store here in NH that sold me the radio. Peter told me what to do. DUH! So simple.

So to help all future hams on how to Delete a Memory Channel on a Yaesu VX-7R I created these instructions:

http://www.timcarter.com/deleting_a_memory_channel_on_a_yaesu_vx-7r.html
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K1CJS
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« Reply #4 on: June 19, 2011, 07:51:03 AM »

Glad you got it figured out!  73!
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MM0HRL
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« Reply #5 on: July 16, 2016, 09:08:52 AM »

On this elderly topic, the process needed is what Yaesu in their wisdom decided to call "masking" memories.  They didn't build in a "delete" function - why? No idea. but they did allow us to hide unwanted memories - but just in case someone decided to search in the PDF manual for "Hide" they chose to use the more obscure notion of "masking" memories.

It may be there is a solid technical reason for not providing a "Delete" function - but there's no excuse for linguistic stupidity like this "Masking" business.  But mostly their manuals are pretty well written however, to be fair.

So - if you want to delete a memory - you can't. But you can hide (Mask!) it - run a search for Mask in the PDF for your particular rig and you'll be home and dry.  I don't think it's just the VX series that uses this, it's general to other VHF/UHF Yaesus. (fairly sure my 857d also uses this concept, but if I'm wrong there don't shoot me please - been a while since I entered the memories in that radio)

It appears that the masked memory is effectively as good as deleted - since it doesn't get scanned, it no longer shows in lists of memories but it's still present - although if you need to obliterate it for some reason just store a new memory value on top of the number of the masked one that you decided you didn't want.

On some of these radios I think it's way too easy to store memories unintentionally before you get used to the hang of how it works - but then if it wasn't I imagine that we'd be moaning about complicated memory storage procedures?

And if you perhaps "mask" a memory you didn't mean to, no doubt there's a way to "unmask" it - so far I haven't needed this so can't advise - but no doubt the manuals could contain relevant advice?

Think that's covered this for now.
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