FT891 User-defined controls


Scott
 

I just picked up a Yaesu FT-891 for POTA/SOTA use. It easily configured with the DXLabs Suite. I am curious if anyone has any User-defined Controls or sliders they would be willing to share. I looked in the Files section and did not see any for the 891.

Thanks in advance.
Scott - KN3A


Dave AA6YQ
 

+ AA6YQ comments below

I just picked up a Yaesu FT-891 for POTA/SOTA use. It easily configured with the DXLabs Suite. I am curious if anyone has any User-defined Controls or sliders they would be willing to share. I looked in the Files section and did not see any for the 891.

+ Since Yaesu switched to a more Kenwood-like CAT instruction set, there's more commonality among the radios. The FT-2000 Audio Gain Slider, for example, should work with your FT-891. Some of the FTDX-3000 controls should also work with some or no modification.

+ Do you have a copy of the FT-891 CAT Operation Reference Book?

73,

Dave, AA6YQ


Scott
 

Dave,

I do not unfortunately. 


Jim McPhee
 

It appears that the CAT Reference Book is available at:

https://rigreference.com/storage/manuals/yaesu/FT-891%20CAT%20Reference%20Book.pdf--5a6a4c01735456.71645851.pdf

--
Jim McPhee
Placitas, NM
W5ABA


Joe Subich, W4TV
 

Also available directly from Yaesu:
<https://www.yaesu.com/downloadFile.cfm?FileID=15277&FileCatID=158&FileName=FT%2D891%5FCAT%5FOM%5FENG%5F1909%2DC.pdf&FileContentType=application%2Fpdf>


CAT Reference Manuals for Yaesu's current products are typically
available at www.yaesu.com -> Products (HF Transceivers/Amplifiers).
Select your transceiver then the "Files" tab ...

73,

... Joe, W4TV

On 2020-06-18 10:46 AM, Jim McPhee wrote:
It appears that the CAT Reference Book is available at:
https://rigreference.com/storage/manuals/yaesu/FT-891%20CAT%20Reference%20Book.pdf--5a6a4c01735456.71645851.pdf
--
Jim McPhee
Placitas, NM
W5ABA


Scott
 

Thank you Joe and others for the help. I am very green when it comes to these types of things. For example I would like to set up a User-defined control for switching the meter to the SWR. In looking in the instructions, it appears that the command string starts with FA. So I put in FAMS3;MS;MS3;

The example at the beginning of the PDF instructions shows how to switch to a certain frequency using the FA. Can you enlighten me what I've done wrong? I ask for you to go easy on me with this because I'm just not the programming type.


Joe Subich, W4TV
 

In looking in the instructions, it appears that the command string
starts with FA. So I put in FAMS3;MS;MS3;
No, FA<P1>; is the command to 1) tell the rig to report the frequency
of VFO A or 2) Set VFO A to a frequency <P1>.

For example I would like to set up a User-defined control for
switching the meter to the SWR.
The FT-891 command to switch the Meter to SWR is simply MS3;, to
ALC is MS1; to Power Out is MS2;

The Commander syntax for sending an ASCII command requires placing
and apostrophe (') before the command to indicate ASCII instead of
hexadecimal.

You might get some ideas by looking at the FT-450 command examples
in the files area -> Command Sequences and Sliders -> Yaesu -> FT-450
"FT450 Meter Control.txt" selects ALC, Power Out, and SWR sequentially.

Note you will need to check the examples against the FT-891 documentation as the command sets are not identical (particularly in
VFO control).


73,

... Joe, W4TV


On 2020-06-18 1:33 PM, Scott wrote:
Thank you Joe and others for the help. I am very green when it comes to these types of things. For example I would like to set up a User-defined control for switching the meter to the SWR. In looking in the instructions, it appears that the command string starts with FA. So I put in FAMS3;MS;MS3;
The example at the beginning of the PDF instructions shows how to switch to a certain frequency using the FA. Can you enlighten me what I've done wrong? I ask for you to go easy on me with this because I'm just not the programming type.


Joe Subich, W4TV
 

One update ... The FT-891 command set seems to be [nearly] identical to
that of the FT-950. You might want to experiment with some of the User
Defined Commands and Sliders for the FT-950 (from the files area).

It is often easier to learn the process by starting with some examples
that others have already debugged.

73,

... Joe, W4TV

On 2020-06-18 1:57 PM, Joe Subich, W4TV wrote:

In looking in the instructions, it appears that the command string
starts with FA. So I put in FAMS3;MS;MS3;
No, FA<P1>; is the command to 1) tell the rig to report the frequency
of VFO A or 2) Set VFO A to a frequency <P1>.

For example I would like to set up a User-defined control for
switching the meter to the SWR.
The FT-891 command to switch the Meter to SWR is simply MS3;, to
ALC is MS1; to Power Out is MS2;
The Commander syntax for sending an ASCII command requires placing
and apostrophe (') before the command to indicate ASCII instead of
hexadecimal.
You might get some ideas by looking at the FT-450 command examples
in the files area  -> Command Sequences and Sliders -> Yaesu -> FT-450
"FT450 Meter Control.txt" selects ALC, Power Out, and SWR sequentially.
Note you will need to check the examples against the FT-891 documentation as the command sets are not identical (particularly in VFO control).
73,
   ... Joe, W4TV
On 2020-06-18 1:33 PM, Scott wrote:
Thank you Joe and others for the help. I am very green when it comes to these types of things. For example I would like to set up a User-defined control for switching the meter to the SWR. In looking in the instructions, it appears that the command string starts with FA. So I put in FAMS3;MS;MS3;

The example at the beginning of the PDF instructions shows how to switch to a certain frequency using the FA. Can you enlighten me what I've done wrong? I ask for you to go easy on me with this because I'm just not the programming type.


Scott
 

Joe - I'm still very fuzzy on this, but I did get the ON/OFF button from the 950 as well as the NB working with the 891. I have several other things I want to add so I'll see if I can figure out from those two buttons some other sequences. I have not tried any sliders yet but some of those that Dave put up there should be helpful if they work for the 891 as well.

Thank you for your help!


Ken Jachim
 

Scott, I sent you some sequence buttons and sliders for the ft-891. It was easier just to send you those all files to then upload each one individually to the group. Dave thank you for all you do it is truly appreciated. ( is there an easy way to upload all those text files in a batch instead of one by one) please let me know. Thank you again Ken ke2sr




Dave AA6YQ
 

+ AA6YQ comments below

Scott, I sent you some sequence buttons and sliders for the ft-891. It was easier just to send you those all files to then upload each one individually to the group. Dave thank you for all you do it is truly appreciated. ( is there an easy way to upload all those text files in a batch instead of one by one) please let me know.

+ You can place multiple text files (each defining a sequence or slider) into a zip archive, and then upload the zip archive.

73,

Dave, AA6YQ


Scott
 

Ken,

Thank you so much. I got some that will be very useful. Two buttons that I could really use is to change the meter to different meters like PO/SWR etc. and the other to change the mode from SSB/CW/FM/AM etc. I was looking at the other Yaesu sliders and I just cannot wrap my head around what I would do for the 891. 

I found creating User defined controls in my ICOM 7300 much easier for some reason.

73 Scott


K2TL Jim
 

I need some help with this.  I got the slider to work for DNR, I think.  But I don't know how to enter the text for the button to turn on DNR.  Can I get an explanation on how to enter the text into DX Commander user defined buttons?
Thanks


Dave AA6YQ
 

+ AA6YQ comments below

I need some help with this. I got the slider to work for DNR, I think. But I don't know how to enter the text for the button to turn on DNR. Can I get an explanation on how to enter the text into DX Commander user defined buttons?

+ Take a look at some of the examples here:

https://groups.io/g/DXLab/files/Command%20Sequences%20and%20Sliders/Yaesu/FT-891

+ If they don't get you going, please let me know.

73,

Dave, AA6YQ


Mike Flowers
 

It’s the ‘Label’ field on the Slider Configuration panel.

 

Here’s my label for Monitor Level which also shows the value : Mon Level <value 0, 60>

 

 

 

- 73 and good DX de Mike, K6MKF, NCDXC Vice-President 2021-2022

 

 

From: DXLab@groups.io <DXLab@groups.io> On Behalf Of K2TL Jim
Sent: Friday, July 09, 2021 09:14
To: DXLab@groups.io
Subject: Re: [DXLab] FT891 User-defined controls

 

I need some help with this.  I got the slider to work for DNR, I think.  But I don't know how to enter the text for the button to turn on DNR.  Can I get an explanation on how to enter the text into DX Commander user defined buttons?
Thanks


K2TL Jim
 

Thanks..but I still don't get it.  Don't I need to set up a button tp turn on DNR ( for example)  and then a slider for the settings?  Can't figure out the button settings.
Jim


Dave AA6YQ
 

+ AA6YQ comments below
Thanks..but I still don't get it.  Don't I need to set up a button to turn on DNR ( for example)  and then a slider for the settings?  Can't figure out the button settings.

+ You can do that. Did you look at some of the FT-891 controls I cited to see how they direct the radio to enable/disable a particular function?

     73,

            Dave, AA6YQ