Programming Yaesu FT-2DR

Discussion in 'Amateur Radio News' started by WJ6F, Apr 22, 2017.

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  1. WJ6F

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    While it is nice and simple programming the Yaesu FT-2DR on your computer, do you know how to program your FT2dr without the aid of a computer? This video will help you do just that!

  2. N0ZNA

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    Really like mine
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  3. WJ6F

    WJ6F Ham Member QRZ Page

    I like how easy it is to use this radio. I honestly thought it would be much more difficult to setup/program.
  4. N0ZNA

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    I use it more for aprs,but use fusion a bit also.Great ht.
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  5. WJ6F

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    APRS does work very well. "Connects" to the satellites a lot faster than my FT-1DR.
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  6. M0TLI

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    A shame they used such a low contrast display as it really let's the product down in my opinion. Also very misleading the way it is almost always pictured as having a high contrast display in any advertising.
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  7. K3JAE

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    I agree the only complaint I have is the not so good contrast. Hopefully they will eventually send out a patch to resolve this and allow for a better contrast setting.
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  8. WJ6F

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    I have to have my FT-2 screen replaced so I will let you know if the hopefully "newer" screen is any better. I think I will have them do an update as well.
  9. KR6AUL

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    There is a new firmware update released today however it does not solve the contrast screen. Be aware of the following

    If you update this firmware, current programming software ADMS-8 (Version cannot be used. We plan to publish programming software compatible with the updated DG-ID function firmware on the web site around 9/22/2017.

    • When updating this firmware, please note that the group functions cannot be used with the C4FM digital transceiver which has not been updated. • Because the memory is initialized by executing "ALL RESET" when the firmware is updated, be sure to back up the memory channels (select Setup - Menu / SD card / MEMORY CH) to the SD card before updating. When you load the memory channels from the SD card after updating, the backed up memory channels will be imported to the transceiver.

    • The set mode will be initialized, so please make your personal settings again after the update. • After updating the firmware, the clone operation cannot be performed with a transceiver that has not been updated. After updating, the clone operation is effective only between transceivers that have the updated firmware.
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  10. WJ6F

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    Thanks for this info! I updated my FT-1, FT-2 and FTM-400 this week. Only software issue I had was with the ADMS-6 for the FT-1.

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