Leixen LX VV-898

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Dual Band VHF/UHF 136-174/400-470MHz 10W ultra compact Two Way Mobile Transceiver. This is a transceiver for amateur radio manufactured in China. It features 199 memory channels, and up to 10 watts of power with channel scanning, dual watch, CTCSS/DCS encode/decode, DTMF, and 1750 Hz burst tone. Other features include 65-108Mhz commercial FM radio, individual call, group call, user-defined channel names, VOX capability and an emergency alarm.

Options

Review

Usage

There are four lettered hand microphone buttons:

A 	Call (?)
B 	VFO/MR Switch (switch between channel mode and VFO)
C 	A/B Mode Switch (switch between top or bottom watch)
D 	VFO Band Switch (kinda useless)

Menu of 50 items:

Menu # Menu Item Description Option
01 Auto Power Off (APO) Turns off radio after set time 10 mins to 16 hours/OFF
02 APRO Sets compander and voice scrambler
on per channel basis
ON/OFF
03 Busy Channel Lockout Disables TX on active channel ON/OFF
04 Key Beep Beep when key is pressed ON/OFF
05 Channel Save Save frequency as memory channel default channel is 001
06 DTMF Function Dual Tone Multi-Frequency settings
Individual Call
Group Call
Code Transmission Mode
Remote RX/TX Inhibition
Enable/Disable
ID Code 1000
A

Enable/Disable
07 Dual Watch monitor dual frequencies ON/OFF
08 Decode Type Set CTCSS/DCS OFF/CTCSS/NDCS/IDCS
09 Decode Code Choose CTCSS/DCS Code NONE/Code #
10 Encode Type Set CTCSS/DCS OFF/CTCSS/NDCS/IDCS
11 Encode Code Choose CTCSS/DCS Code NONE/Code #
12 FM Radio built-in broadcast receiver ON/OFF
13 FM Dual Watch Listen to FM radio and RX simultaneously ON/OFF
14 FM Scan Scan FM radio channels ON/OFF
15 FM SQL Sets squelch for FM radio scan 0-9/5
16 Font Size Adjust display font SMAL/BIG
17 Key Lock Function Lock transceiver controls ON/K/K S/ALL/OFF
18 Keypad Function Sets DTMF Keypad ON/OFF
19 Backlight Sets display backlight OFF/KEY/CONT
20 Set Channel Name Display Display channel name ON/OFF
21 Channel Name Display Choose name or number ON/OFF
22 Edit Channel Name Create name for channel Name***
23 Set Opening Display Set power on display text ALL/SYS/User/Time
24-29 Custom Keys Set Define Programmable keys
P1, P3, P3, M
30 High/Low Power Set Sets transmit power LOW/HIGH
31 PTT ID Sends code to identify
your transceiver
ON/OFF
32 Roger Sends a "Roger Beep" ON/OFF
33 Reverse Swaps RX/TX frequencies for
to toggle simplex
and repeater operation
ON/OFF
34-35 Offset Frequency Sets offset frequency
36 Save Battery Sets sleep mode option ON/OFF
37-39 Scan Menus Sets scan modes TO/CO
40 Squelch Level Sets Squelch Level 0-9/2
41 Step Adjusts frequency step 2.5/5/6.25/10/12.5
LOW/25KHz
42 Tail Elimination noise burst at end of transmit ON/OFF
43 Talk Around Enables Talk Around ON/OFF
44 Timeout Timer sets TX timeout 10-120 seconds/30
45 TX Stop Enables/disables transmitter OFF/ON
46-49 VOX Sets Voice Operated Transmit features ON/OFF
50 Wide/Narrow Bandwidth Set Sets channel bandwidth WIDE/NARROW

Programming

from the radio

SAVE FREQUENCY TO CHANNEL MEMORY

  1. In VFO mode enter the frequency.
  2. Press the [M] key on the front face to access the menu
  3. Use the channel up down keys to navigate through the menu options
  4. Goto menu option #5 "CHASAVE"
  5. select the channel number after the screen dispays "CHASave to 001" letting 001 be whatever channel number you choose

PROGRAM SIMPLEX FREQ WITH PRIVACY (PL) EXAMPLE

  1. menu #10 (EncType) choose CTC
  2. menu #35 (RPTType) choose simplex
  3. menu #08 (DecType) choose CTC
  4. menu #09 (DecCode) choose value in Hz
  5. menu #11 (EncCode) choose value in Hz
  6. menu #05 (CHASave) and select a channel #

using their software

The programming software is specific to the radio. The software is available as a free download. The USB cable driver needs to be installed, the programming software is available for Windows PCs only, and you do need a username and password to run the program. The default username is "ham" (all lower case) and the password is "89812345".

Modification

Support