Radio Programming Software for the Yaesu VX-6

RT Systems ADMS-VX6

The ADMS-VX6 Programmer is designed to give you the ease and convenience of programming the memories and set menu options of your radio from your PC including settings for D-Star operations. The D-Star calculator built into the program gives you D-Star information from all around the world to use. You can easily set up your D-Star channels with just a few mouse clicks.

Memory Channels Include:

  • 900 Memory Channels
  • 99 Skip Memories
  • 100 Limit Memories(50 pair)
  • 10 DMR Memories
  • 1 EAI Memory
  • 11 VFO Memories
  • 11 Home Memories
  • 282 Marine Memories
  • 89 SW Memories
  • 10 Weather Memories

Other Menu Item Categories Include:

  • Common
  • DTMF/Internet

The Radio Programmer Is for so Much More than Just Memory Management.

With the ADMS-VX6 Programmer you can begin a new “factory fresh” file into which frequencies and option settings are entered. Or, you can read from the radio, store these details on your computer and make changes. Then, with minimal button pushing, send the new configuration back to the radio.

The Programmer allows you to create and save as many files as you want for your radio. Files can even be shared between users via email or the Internet. Any RT Systems Version 4.50 program can open a file from any other RT Systems Version 4.50 programmer... even from a different radio.

Managing all the options of this great little radio becomes easy with the Programmer. The cut, copy, paste and insert features of the Programmer make channel management easier than ever.

Open more than one file at a time. Memory channel information can be copied from one file to another within the Programmer making it really easy to set up a new file.

Skip Memories

These frequencies are skipped during VFO scanning. These channels can be used for additional regular memory storage if you don’t use VFO scanning.

Limit Memories:

Limit Memories are used by the radio for Program Scan. Program the same details for Limit Memories as for regular memory channels. Many of the Limit Memories are preprogrammed in the radio and while the frequency can be changed to another within the band, they cannot be left blank.

DMR and EAI:

Direct Memory Recall Channels are designed for one button recall using the numeric keypad of the radio. These can be any allowable frequency of the radio. You can copy details into a DMR memory from a regular memory Channel to use it for both functions.

Emergency Automatic ID. The prearranged frequency that will be used during emergency operations.


The program makes available the same VFO’s as in the radio (usually one per band). Remember these are not real memory channels since the details are lost as soon as you tune the radio manually. There is no one button recall for these. You do not need to program into VFO before programming details into a memory channel. These channels are preprogrammed in the radio and while the frequency can be changed to another within the band, they cannot be left blank.


Home/Call channels are special memories accessed through one button recall on the radio. These channels are preprogrammed in the radio and while the frequency can be changed to another within the band, they cannot be left blank.

Marine Memories

Pre-programmed in the radio, the Marine Memories cannot be changed. Receive frequency, Transmit frequency and Offset direction are disabled to prevent editing. These channels can be included with other memories in Banks 1 - 24 by checking the box for that Bank.

SW Memories:

Frequencies for shortwave listening are preprogrammed in the radio with a name identifier and cannot be changed. Receive frequency and Name are disabled to prevent editing. These channels can be included with other memories in Banks 1-24 by checking the box for that Bank.

Weather Memories:

Ten NOAA weather frequencies are preprogrammed in the radio, and cannot be changed. Use this screen to edit Name, set Skip conditions and add a weather channel to a bank along with other memories.

Radio Menu Settings


Use these screens to customize other set menu features of the radio. Check boxes toggle features on or off, drop down menus list all selections and blank boxes for personalized entry add to the ease of setting up your radio exactly like you want it.

The entries on the Settings screens are made for you to “Set and Forget”. Once settings are customized, you are prompted to save before exiting. The saved settings will be there every time you create a new frequency file.


Use these settings to adjust the ARTS, CW and EAI menu items of the radio.



Enter DTMF and Internet memory details and customize options for this function of the radio.

Grid Display

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  • Set colors for text (Fore) or background (Back) of alternate rows for easier viewing across the columns.
  • Freeze columns to keep information on the screen as you scroll to the right of the page.
  • Hide columns you don’t use. Customize your printout: hidden columns do not print.
  • Use Combo for Check boxes – changes the grid to eliminate check box selections that are disabled on some systems.

Memory Defaults

  • Set options to control auto fill information for memory channel entries.


  • Set options to control the font in the column headers of the channel entry screens. Select any font and font size available on your computer.


  • Set options to control how the programmer handles the global Radio Menu Settings file.
    - Separate (default) handles the global settings of the radio in a “set and forget” fashion. Once you set these up and save the file you won’t have to reset them for a new frequency file.
    - Together as one gives you the ability to create files that are complete with frequencies and customized global settings. In this mode, each file begins with factory defaults for every option of the radio.
  • Check “Get data from Radio” new file option to prevent data loss when you read from your radio into the programmer.
  • Check “different window” option to make the programmer for a different radio run in completely separate window rather than in a separate tab of the same window.

Click here to learn more about using Preferences to customize your radio programming experience.

ADMS-VX6 Programming Kit Hardware Requirements:
A PC running Windows XP, Vista, Windows 7 (32 or 64 bit) or Windows 8 (full version). A Cd drive (local or network) for installation. A free USB port. The RT Systems USB-57B interface cable. The cable connects the radio to the computer from the USB port on the computer to the speaker/mic jack on the radio.
Want to know even more?
For additional details and tips, click here for the comprehensive VX-6 Programmer Help File.

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