FTdx-3000 HRO 60 Meter Modification Kit

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  1. W4JDY

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    Has anyone purchased and installed this FTdx-3000 60 meter modification kit? And if so, what does it provide beyond shorting a circuit board jumper?

    For those who have shorted the FTdx-3000 circuit board jumper to enable 60 meter transmission, does the radio display the correct transmission frequency? Are there any features one loses after shorting the circuit board pad?

    Joe Yuna
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  2. KY5U

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    Huh? My ftDX3000 came from Yaesu with 60m activated. The correct channels are in it. Check page 35 in the manual.
     
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  3. KD2NOM

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    Joe,

    I have not purchased the kit but I did perform the MARS modification. The entire 60 meter band becomes available on the radio and there were no features that I lost.

    Mark
     
  4. KD2NOM

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    Joe is asking about being able to open the entire band up so that (presumably) he can tune to the FT8 frequencies and be able to transmit without having to hit the V/M button each time to return to the pre-programmed frequency. It also facilitates using Rig for Split operations in WSJT-X on 60 meters.

    That is why I did the MARS modification to my radio - the procedure for using the FTDX3000 on 60 meter for FT8 is kludgy and can caused missed QSOs.

    Best regards,

    Mark
     
  5. KQ9J

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    Mine too.
     
  6. KY5U

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    If it's for FT-8 then nevermind. It's illegal on all bands now.

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  7. W7UUU

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    Only the US and UK versions came with 60m enabled.

    But if the radio is from either US or UK here are the instructions....


    Dave
    W7UUU

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  8. KY5U

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    I already posted the page number above. COPY CAT!!
     
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  9. W4JDY

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    Thanks everyone, as the original pre-programmed frequencies are no longer valid for transmission even in the US.
     
  10. W4JDY

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    FT8 i not illegal ... where is this ruling and when?
     

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