BM-5 BandMaster V Operation

LCD Display

  Operation of the BM-5 BandMaster V is quite simple. The main screen shows the operating frequency and band on the top line of the display. The bottom line shows the currently selected antenna and if the antenna selection is in Auto or Manual mode.

   The bottom line can also show operational error messages.

   For multiple radio installations the BM-5 will indicate when a desired antenna is already in use by another radio by displaying the Busy message.

Direct antenna selection


   The BandMaster V provides two methods of antenna selection. The AUTO mode determines the current band of operation from radio data and automatically selects the antenna assigned to that band. The AUTO mode is activated by pressing the AUTO button.

   Antennas may also be selected manually using the PREV and NEXt buttons. When these buttons are pressed the BM-5 automatically enters the MANUAL mode.