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Re: Yaesu FTdx101D

W0ARM - Alan
 

I think you know what I meant. 

But in case you missed my point, let me rephrase it:

"Life's to short NOT to run legal limit!"

My guess would be that you run full allowable power there in the UK.  If you were here, you'd probably do the same (ours just happens to be nearly 4-times more!).

Cheers,
~Alan


Re: Yaesu FTdx101D

Mark Feltham <dodacarem@...>
 

I wasn’t talking QRP
M


On Feb 17, 2020 at 7:58 pm, <Alan M.> wrote:

Hey Mark,

Life's to short to run QRP!  Don't be jealous that we can run more power and you can't.  HiHi.

1500 watts is hardly "obscene"(particularly given the current solar-cycle conditions).  That's like saying, if you run a Yagi or a LPD antenna instead of a verticle or a dipole, you're "obscene".  Just because my antenna can double my rig's ERP, does that somehow constitute an unfair advantage?  I think not...

It's all fair game, mate, and all part of the hobby.  If you don't like your governing body's rules, change them.

73's
~Alan
KV6ARM


Re: Yaesu FTdx101D

W0ARM - Alan
 

Hey Mark,

Life's to short to run QRP!  Don't be jealous that we can run more power and you can't.  HiHi.

1500 watts is hardly "obscene"(particularly given the current solar-cycle conditions).  That's like saying, if you run a Yagi or a LPD antenna instead of a verticle or a dipole, you're "obscene".  Just because my antenna can double my rig's ERP, does that somehow constitute an unfair advantage?  I think not...

It's all fair game, mate, and all part of the hobby.  If you don't like your governing body's rules, change them.

73's
~Alan
KV6ARM


Re: Yaesu FTdx101D

k9iuq@...
 

On Mon, Feb 17, 2020 at 12:13 PM, Mark Feltham wrote:
Insane amounts of power you guys run the other side of the pond
The power does all the work and not the antennas
1500 watts=LEGAL Limit in USA. The keyword is legal. Not insane, and who cares "what does the work" as long as the work gets done? A good example was this morning on 20 mtrs. A Republic Of Kosova Z62FB ham calling CQ NA. Of course EU's never pay attention to that and call anyway adding to hundreds of hams all calling on the same frequency. I tried for 10 minutes to work the Kosova ham with my FTDX101MP at 200 watts but too much QRM on freq, so I fired up my INSANE LEGAL LIMIT 1500 WATTS Amp. Worked Z62FB Kosova ham in 2 calls, 2 minutes time. Yes, power did do much of the work, get over it....

A good rig that can hear,a decent antenna,a fair location, good propo and insane Legal Limit are all good in my LogBook.

Stan K9IUQ
 


Re: New firmware on FTDX101D and FTDX101MP ???

Joe Thibodeau <ne1jt@...>
 

Hi Bertrand,

I called Yaesu tech support this morning and left a voicemail.  Tim called me within 15 minutes and helped me with my issue.

So far they have been great!

Joe NE1JT


Re: Yaesu FTdx101D

Mark Feltham <dodacarem@...>
 

Insane amounts of power you guys run the other side of the pond
The power does all the work and not the antennas ( One of the last homebrew parts of jam radio where brains rule) and quite frankly that’s sad..
Be it a FTDX101D or even a lowly cheap Alinco, there is no skill in obscene amounts of power whether you are contesting or not and whether you run a FTDX101 or not
Stop it now. And run non commercial radio powers as you may as well be a commercial station.
73
M


On Feb 17, 2020 at 7:00 pm, <Tom Lewis via Groups.Io> wrote:

February 17, 2020
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I am enjoying my new Yaesu FTdx101D. I have it connected to my computer with the USB cable. I am using the first COM port for frequency control. I am not using the second one for the radio’s audio. I prefer the SignalLink USB for that. I bought the cable that goes from it to the back of the radio. I am also using a Winkeyer USB for CW. With that Keyer, I have a cable from the back of the Keyer to the back of the radio and the plug to the radio is a stereo connector. The tip and ground are connected. The other connection is open.
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During the ARRL DX contest this past weekend, I operated with the N1MM contest program. I left and when I came back a few hours later, I started the program and forgot to set the keying speed to 23 WPM. I called a station at the default speed of 35 WPM. The other station came right back to me and I worked him. Therefore, the rig has no problem sending at 35 WPM with the Winkeyer USB.
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I also used N1MM for the WPX RTTY contest the weekend before. I set the rig on LSB with the 600 Hz filter. The IF shift was set at 340 and the bandwidth set at 300. I set the spectrum display on 2D and a span of 10K. I was able to go right to a station by watching the display. It all worked great. I was on 20 meters working stations and going up in frequency. I noticed a very strong station above my frequency. It turned out to be my neighbor. He is a contester and lives a quarter of a mile from me. He has an Elecraft K3 transceiver. He told me later that he was running 1500 watts. I was running 500.
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We were both on 20 meters and not bothering each other. Of course, we had to stay away from each other on the band but I was pleased with the rigs ability to be on the same band as my neighbor. The next day I was on 15 meters and he was on 20 meters and again no problems.
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73 Tom N4TL


Yaesu FTdx101D

Tom Lewis
 

February 17, 2020
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I am enjoying my new Yaesu FTdx101D. I have it connected to my computer with the USB cable. I am using the first COM port for frequency control. I am not using the second one for the radio’s audio. I prefer the SignalLink USB for that. I bought the cable that goes from it to the back of the radio. I am also using a Winkeyer USB for CW. With that Keyer, I have a cable from the back of the Keyer to the back of the radio and the plug to the radio is a stereo connector. The tip and ground are connected. The other connection is open.
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During the ARRL DX contest this past weekend, I operated with the N1MM contest program. I left and when I came back a few hours later, I started the program and forgot to set the keying speed to 23 WPM. I called a station at the default speed of 35 WPM. The other station came right back to me and I worked him. Therefore, the rig has no problem sending at 35 WPM with the Winkeyer USB.
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I also used N1MM for the WPX RTTY contest the weekend before. I set the rig on LSB with the 600 Hz filter. The IF shift was set at 340 and the bandwidth set at 300. I set the spectrum display on 2D and a span of 10K. I was able to go right to a station by watching the display. It all worked great. I was on 20 meters working stations and going up in frequency. I noticed a very strong station above my frequency. It turned out to be my neighbor. He is a contester and lives a quarter of a mile from me. He has an Elecraft K3 transceiver. He told me later that he was running 1500 watts. I was running 500.
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We were both on 20 meters and not bothering each other. Of course, we had to stay away from each other on the band but I was pleased with the rigs ability to be on the same band as my neighbor. The next day I was on 15 meters and he was on 20 meters and again no problems.
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73 Tom N4TL


Re: Firmware error

Gary Shriver
 

Sorry Mike,
sounds like a real bummer.  If I can help, I would be more than happy to.  I was thinking I could format a new SD card in my FT101d and drop the current firmware on the card.  I guess I would have to then snail mail the SD card to you.  Then when you power up your FT101D up it would find the SD card and upgrade the firmware.  That might just work.  

However, I would certainly call Yasue service and explain your situation to them.  I'll bet they have some sort of a "push this button, while holding this button, while standing on one leg" at power up that will get you into a menu and out of your "loop of death" at powerup.    

Let me know if you need me help.  my call is KC6SWL and my email is good on QRZ or just reply here.  

good luck.  
Gary


Re: New firmware on FTDX101D and FTDX101MP ???

k9iuq@...
 

On Sun, Feb 16, 2020 at 06:08 PM, WW1SS . . . Steve wrote:
Make a comment about something with what one perceives and you are now called names”fanboy”
Gosh, since when is fanboy a Bad Name? Most hams wear it as a badge of honor. I am a Yaesu/Icom fanboy. If Fanboy offends your senses, you really need to get off the internet....

Stan K9IUQ


Re: Firmware error

w4dsd@epbfi.com
 

Mike the SD card is optional and doesn’t come installed from the factory but is used should the user supply one, to save configurations and settings and for occasional firmware updates from Yaesu. The 101D has only had one firmware update and it is on the Yaesu site with instructions on how to load and install from a SD card. My 101 came from the factory with no updates to do. 


Firmware error

M N
 

A good friend of mine passed away, and I am helping the family settle the estate.

There is a 101D that asks for the Firmware SD card at boot.
Being that I am supposed to copy the firmware to an SD card that was formatted in the radio, I am at a bit of an wall.
I tried manually formatting the SD card in a PC and recreating the directory structure from images and notes in documentation. 
Upon inserting the card into the radio and pressing the screen, the radio will start to read the file and begins the update process (does not give the file not found error).
But within a couple seconds, and what looks about 10% on the status bar, it posts an error:  "Update error, system will reboot" "Ok". 
At this point if I touch the screen it will reboot and I'm back to square 1.

Ed had many radios, he collected them and put them on a shelf for display.  Most of them never touched an electric or antenna cord.  This radio was on his "staging" table.  Where radios are unboxed and waiting a place to be put.  None of the other radios on this table had ever been powered up.  The power cords were still sealed in the packages, and there is no power at the desk where these were setting.  So I have reason to assume this radio came from the factory like this.  But I have no way to confirm.  He would have told me or asked for help if he knew it was faulty.   Has anyone heard of such a failure from the factory?  Or could he have powered it up and lost power or pressed a wrong menu button?

There was a 101MP setting under the 101D.  I see that the two radios have enough similarities that they have some of the same documentation and drivers, but have unique firmware files.
Can I use the MP radio to format the SD card, copy the new firmware files to the SD card, and then insert into the D radio?
Or is there a risk in doing this?  

I have never called into Yaesu support before.  And I don't know if Ed registered the radios. But I do have the invoice from HRO showing that the radio is less than a year old.
The radios still technically belong to the original owner, but the lady has dementia and is not able to answer any questions.

Has anyone ever tried to make an image of a firmware SD card?  Would anyone be interested in trying to?
Has anyone seen this kind of error?
If you have any guidance I would greatly appreciate it.

Thank you and 73,
Mike NU8LL


Re: New firmware on FTDX101D and FTDX101MP ???

Damon - KJ7E
 

I sure hope they can release an update to fix the no TX EQ on VOX or MOX issue with the MP soon.  I use VOX 95% of the time and would really like to use the TX EQ.


Re: New firmware on FTDX101D and FTDX101MP ???

WW1SS . . . Steve <ww1ss@...>
 

Make a comment about something with what one perceives and you are now called names”fanboy”


Re: New firmware on FTDX101D and FTDX101MP ???

k9iuq@...
 

On Sun, Feb 16, 2020 at 04:26 PM, Jim KE4WY wrote:
Are they listening??

I doubt it as Ham Radio companies do not read forums. When I first got my 101MP I did not like the fast spectrum scope. After several months I have got used to it and actually like it. Same thing with the 3D display, I first thought it was a joke until I "deciphered" what it was saying to me. Now I use the 3D display as yet another tool.

I do believe that the display averaging should be implemented as an option. Make the Icom/Kenwood/Flex Fanboys happy but letting other hams keep the fast display. Complaining in forums ain't gonna make it happen, email those in charge at Yaesu.

Stan K9IUQ


Re: New firmware on FTDX101D and FTDX101MP ???

Jim KE4WY <jdenan@...>
 

Amen on the averaging. It’s been mentioned to them. 8 months since their last firmware update.
Are they listening??

On Sun, Feb 16, 2020 at 10:39 AM WW1SS . . . Steve via Groups.Io <ww1ss=icloud.com@groups.io> wrote:
I have had zero problems with mine. . . . I wish Yaesu would just listen to its customers and ad averaging to the scope. This jitter and wide band noise that shows up and wipes out the signals makes it useless as far as I'm concerned. The Kenwood has it . . . The Icom has it . . . The Flex has it. Their scopes are far superior to the Yaesu scope.


Re: New firmware on FTDX101D and FTDX101MP ???

Frank LaFranco
 

I agree Steve,
I've been beating the same drum for over a year. ADD AVERAGING TO THE SCOPE!!! Make it a menu option to enable scope averaging with variable averaging time. That will satisfy both camps. Some prefer the scope as is. Others prefer averaging. Why not offer both? Come on Yaesu, program that powerful DSP chip to enhance the scope to its full potential --You will sell more radios.
Frank - W6NEK

On 2/16/2020 5:41 AM, WW1SS . . . Steve via Groups.Io wrote:
I have had zero problems with mine. . . . I wish Yaesu would just listen to its customers and ad averaging to the scope. This jitter and wide band noise that shows up and wipes out the signals makes it useless as far as I'm concerned. The Kenwood has it . . . The Icom has it . . . The Flex has it. Their scopes are far superior to the Yaesu scope.


Re: New firmware on FTDX101D and FTDX101MP ???

WW1SS . . . Steve <ww1ss@...>
 

I have had zero problems with mine. . . . I wish Yaesu would just listen to its customers and ad averaging to the scope. This jitter and wide band noise that shows up and wipes out the signals makes it useless as far as I'm concerned. The Kenwood has it . . . The Icom has it . . . The Flex has it. Their scopes are far superior to the Yaesu scope.


Re: CW Mode: RF continuous carrier only tho' CW Monitor sounds perfect

Daniel W9DGI
 

If I’m understanding your problem corectly, the 1/4-inch plug for CW must be a stereo plug. See the manual, page 16: the keying line is connected to the tip, ground to the sleeve, nothing to the ring.

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Daniel Gómez-Ibáñez
903 Menomonie Lane
Madison, Wisconsin 53704 USA
telephone +1 608 246-0818
https://www.dgiphotography.com






On Feb 15, 2020, at 3:25 PM, K7GQ@... wrote:

Minor success and failure - I clip-leaded from the WinKeyer USB output to stereo plug, plugged into the front CW jack and it works. I was using converter adapters from Radio Shack before.

However, using the rear CW connecter, the sidetone sounds beautiful but there is continuous carrier output (as original). This seems like a real issue to me. BOTH front and rear keyers are turned OFF.

Again, the computer feeds ASCII data to the WInKeyer USB and the unit itself creates CW. The output of the WinKeyer is a RCA jack and a cable brings that to a 1/4" mono plug. There is no N1MM in my shack.

I shall have to make an adapter and determine the reason for the rear CW jack not working properly.



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Daniel Gómez-Ibáñez
903 Menomonie Lane
Madison, Wisconsin 53704 USA
telephone +1 608 246-0818
https://www.dgiphotography.com


Re: FTdx101 & Quadra - how did you solve "no Antenna" when Quadra off?

K7GQ
 

After a brief nap, I woke to the thought of the rigs "ANT2" to amplifier "INPUT 1" - problem solved! 


FTdx101 & Quadra - how did you solve "no Antenna" when Quadra off?

K7GQ
 

I KNEW there was a reason for not using Band Data 2 on the Quadra when I turned off the amplifier and had NO antenna (the Quadra in a power off state defaults to INPUT 1) which cleverly removes the antenna from the radio.  INPUT 2 is what must be used along with Band Data 2.

I'm not especially happy that I have to turn on the amplifier every time I want to listen ...  I hope someone has devised a clever work-around.

Harry

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