Yaesu Handheld Scanner

YAESU VR-160 Handheld Scanner


Very compact portable scanner for the road trip. The VR-160 has a solid aluminium die-cast chassis and a crisp LC matrix display. The receiver covers 100 kHz up to 1299.995MHz continously, no gaps. Receive modes are AM, AFM and WFM. The size of the scanner is the same as that of the Yaesu handheld radio VX-3E, using some optional accessories from this radio as well.

The VR-160 hand scanner features many functions, which or otherwise know only from larger receivers. More than 900 memories, organized in 24 banks, offer a lot of storage for all interesting frequencies. A band scope facility shows up to 50 adjacent channels. The internal ferrite antenne improves reception on AM bands. The scanner supports SQL operation with DCS and CTCSS.

Included in shipment is:

  • VR-160 Receiver/Scanner
  • FNB-82LI LiIon Battery 3.7V, 1100mAh
  • FBA-37 battery case for 3x AA (Mignon)
  • SMA Antenna
  • Wall charger PA-46C
  • Weight 158g
  • Mechanical Dial Lock function
  • Solid construction, aluminium die-cast chassis
  • 3.7V / 1100mAh LiIon battery
  • Battery case FBA-37 for 3 x AA Batteries included
  • Integrated ferrite antenna for AM reception
  • SMA Antenna for VHF/UHF
  • Earphone port for WFM radio
  • Listen to AM or FM radio while monitoring a VHF/UHF frequency at the same time
  • Wide band receiver from 100 kHz to 1299.995 MHz, no gaps
  • High resolution LC matrix display
  • 24 memory banks plus some special banks for weather, marine VHF, shortwave
  • Large storage capacity: 900 Standard memories plus 100 skip memories, 50 band edge memories
  • CW training function - learn morse code while on travel

This radio is out of production since the end of 2016. We show it here for orientation purposes and to show the still available accessories.

Accessories VR-160

Several wide band scanner antennas are available as accessories, see Scanner antennas.

Order No.
CSC-92 Protective bag for VX-3E, VR-160 16.00 € Buy now
FBA-37 Battery Tray (3xAA, batteries not included) 14.70 € Buy now
FNB-80.01 Noname battery Li-ION 7.4V / 1400mAh 29.80 € Buy now
FNB-80LI Yaesu battery Li-ION 7.4V / 1250mAh 62.10 € Buy now
42854 Adapter SMA/BNC Connector 6.80 € Buy now
42854.01 Special Adapter SMA/BNC Connector 7.80 € Buy now
42854.02 Antenna Adapter SMA/BNC black 11.40 € Buy now
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