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Yaesu VX-7 Commander

The VX-7 Commander application is a software package for programming the Yaesu VX-7R.

A programming cable is required to interface with a PC.


You must open a profile file for the radio before any importing can occur. This can be done by opening a *.vx7 file or, if you have not downloaded the radio for the first time, you should do that first and save that file.

Reading from the VX-7

  1. Power the radio off.
  2. Connect the programming cable to the “MIC/SP” plug on the top of the radio (pro-tip: Remove the antenna to make this easier).
  3. Power the radio by pressing the [MON-F] and [POWER] buttons at the same time until “CLONE” appears on the screen.
  4. Select the COM Port in the application by selecting [Settings] » Port (pro-tip: Check the Device Manager to confirm the COM Port number.
  5. Prepare the software to receive a download from the radio by selecting Transfer » Read from VX-7.
  6. Press [BAND] on the radio to begin the transfer.

A progress box will appear as the radio is downloaded.

Writing to the VX-7


The VX-7 Commander software can import in CSV, TravelPlus TPE, VX5 .EXE, VX-5 .RDF, and .VX2 formats. It can export in CSV format only.

Repeaterbood default is BOLD. Headers are included as the field names shown below.

Field Names Values
# Sequential memory number starting with 1.
Tag null
Freq Repeater Downlink Frequency
Scn Md Off, Skip, Pref
Step 5 kHz
Masked False
Shift Repeater shift in MHz
Tone Repeater Downlink Tone or 88.5
DCS Repeater Downlink Code or 023
TX Pwr L1, L2, L3, MAX
Dev Norm, HALF
Clk Sh OFF, ON
Icon 13

Supported Searches

See the TravelPlus TPE section for available exports. The exports below are in regards to the specific CSV import, which provides additional functionality beyond the TravelPlus export.

Search Page North America Rest of World
Feature Development Planned Development Planned
Keyword Development Planned Development Planned
Location Development Planned Development Planned
Multi-County Development Planned
Multi-State Development Planned
Proximity Development Planned Development Planned
Quick Development Planned Development Planned
Nationwide Development Planned
Special Modes Development Planned Development Planned
Travel Development Planned
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