When there is an emergency will you need to know about the hidden Yaesu menu?

Discussion in 'Ham Radio Discussions' started by VE1JMB, Mar 15, 2021.

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  1. VE1JMB

    VE1JMB Ham Member QRZ Page

    When an emergency strikes you will need to know how your radio works and what features it offers. Here is how to access a Yaesu FT 817 and Yaesu FT 818 hidden menu? This could be useful when disaster strikes or if you're just out having fun with your QRP rig.

  2. KI4MYD

    KI4MYD Ham Member QRZ Page

    Sounds like poking around in the service menu which is a super fast and easy way to brick a radio.
    GW7UNV, AG5DB, KC1MRN and 6 others like this.
  3. KA0HCP

    KA0HCP XML Subscriber QRZ Page

    Absurd premise.
    W5PFG, KJ7OES, AI7PM and 4 others like this.
  4. KI4POT

    KI4POT Ham Member QRZ Page

    Hams can justify anything in the name of "emergency".

    AI7PM, W4IOA, KD8DEY and 4 others like this.
  5. N3HGB

    N3HGB Ham Member QRZ Page

    What does that have to do with emergencies o_O Oh my God, I need to change the S meter calibration right away :rolleyes:
    KA4DPO, W7EDC, AG5DB and 5 others like this.
  6. W0IS

    W0IS Ham Member QRZ Page

    A few of them are marked "the precise function is unknown," but I'm pretty sure that one of them repels zombies. Unfortunately, I'm not sure which one, and the other one attracts zombies. So it might be best to leave it alone in a zombie apocalypse situation.
    W7EDC, KC1MRN, KA0USE and 4 others like this.
  7. W7UUU

    W7UUU Principal Moderator Lifetime Member 133 Administrator Volunteer Moderator Platinum Subscriber Life Member QRZ Page

    So please tell us which of the "hidden Yaesu menu" options would be your personal favorite "when an emergency strikes" and why.

    How about starting with that and go from there?

    KJ7OES, KA4DPO, KE0EYJ and 8 others like this.
  8. AJ4GQ

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    My crystal ball indicates there will be several minty, slightly used 817s and 818s listed for sale shortly.
    AI7PM, KC1MRN, KR2C and 3 others like this.
  9. W4HWD

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    I don't have anything made by Yaesu so in an emergency I guess I'm double-screwed!
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  10. K7WFM

    K7WFM Ham Member QRZ Page

    I did discover recently that a Roku streaming stick has a secret menu. You can check the temp, CRC error rate, and other parameters.
    May also be handy in an emergency. LOL
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