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Re: FTdx 101MP Question

Macy monkeys
 

lit = button selected, as in ON
unlit = button unselected, as in OFF

:)

John K7FD



On Feb 22, 2020, at 1:08 PM, Alan M. <Calico5string@...> wrote:

If by "lit", you mean selected, then yes.

Once the output power function is assigned to CS function, then the "CS" function button must be engaged to enable the outer ring control the RF power.  If  one of the other "outer ring" buttons is selected, then that is the function active on the ring.  However, a quick press of the CS button, and the RF power output control is again active.

73's,
Alan
KV6ARM


Re: FTdx 101MP Question

Ted
 

Thanks again John,
I have not ordered to FTdx101MP as yet.
Still working out the details!!
So far looks like I'll be ordering  it soon...
73,
Ted  K2QMF

On 2/22/2020 4:04:10 PM, Macy monkeys <macymonkeys@...> wrote:

You might set your maximum HF power output to 50 watts in the '101 and not risk bumping the C.S ring when active. See Func, Operation Setting, TX General.

John K7FD

On Feb 22, 2020, at 12:52 PM, Macy monkeys <macymonkeys@...> wrote:

But doesn't it require the C.S button to be lit? 

On Feb 22, 2020, at 11:59 AM, Alan M. <Calico5string@...> wrote:

Yes it does.  A slight tap (or small rotation) of the ring makes the RF power output pop-up on screen. It doesn't do it WHILE your transmitting, only during receive.

~Alan
KV6ARM


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Re: FTdx 101MP Question

W0ARM - Alan
 

If by "lit", you mean selected, then yes.

Once the output power function is assigned to CS function, then the "CS" function button must be engaged to enable the outer ring control the RF power.  If  one of the other "outer ring" buttons is selected, then that is the function active on the ring.  However, a quick press of the CS button, and the RF power output control is again active.

73's,
Alan
KV6ARM


Re: FTdx 101MP Question

Macy monkeys
 

You might set your maximum HF power output to 50 watts in the '101 and not risk bumping the C.S ring when active. See Func, Operation Setting, TX General.

John K7FD

On Feb 22, 2020, at 12:52 PM, Macy monkeys <macymonkeys@...> wrote:

But doesn't it require the C.S button to be lit? 

On Feb 22, 2020, at 11:59 AM, Alan M. <Calico5string@...> wrote:

Yes it does.  A slight tap (or small rotation) of the ring makes the RF power output pop-up on screen. It doesn't do it WHILE your transmitting, only during receive.

~Alan
KV6ARM


Re: FTdx 101MP Question

Macy monkeys
 

But doesn't it require the C.S button to be lit? 

On Feb 22, 2020, at 11:59 AM, Alan M. <Calico5string@...> wrote:

Yes it does.  A slight tap (or small rotation) of the ring makes the RF power output pop-up on screen. It doesn't do it WHILE your transmitting, only during receive.

~Alan
KV6ARM


Re: FTdx 101MP Question

Ted
 

Okay, That is good news!!
That will save my KPA1500 Amp.!!
Many Thanks...
73,
Ted  K2QMF

On 2/22/2020 2:59:42 PM, Alan M. <calico5string@...> wrote:

Yes it does.  A slight tap (or small rotation) of the ring makes the RF power output pop-up on screen. It doesn't do it WHILE your transmitting, only during receive.

~Alan
KV6ARM


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Re: FTdx 101MP Question

W0ARM - Alan
 

Yes it does.  A slight tap (or small rotation) of the ring makes the RF power output pop-up on screen. It doesn't do it WHILE your transmitting, only during receive.

~Alan
KV6ARM


Re: FTdx 101MP Question

Ted
 

Hi Alan,
Does the RF Output power show without transmitting when you tap on the ring?
Ted  K2QMF

On 2/22/2020 2:43:34 PM, Alan M. <calico5string@...> wrote:

I have the "CS" control (user-selectable outer-ring function) set for RF output adjustment.  Keeps the power function readiliy available.  A slight tap on the ring gives the current power output setting, and allows quick adjustment when necessary.  I find it to be fairly convenient, although Yaesu should've provided a dedicated knob for Xmit power...

73's,
~Alan
KV6ARM


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Re: FTdx 101MP Question

W0ARM - Alan
 

I have the "CS" control (user-selectable outer-ring function) set for RF output adjustment.  Keeps the power function readiliy available.  A slight tap on the ring gives the current power output setting, and allows quick adjustment when necessary.  I find it to be fairly convenient, although Yaesu should've provided a dedicated knob for Xmit power...

73's,
~Alan
KV6ARM


Re: FTdx 101MP Question

Ted
 

Hi  John,
Yes I would have the same problem as you!!
At present I have an FTdx 5000 and a KPA 1500!!
I must make sure of the drive power before keying the amp or it will fault!!
It sure would be nice to know the Drive power before keying...
Actually the FTdx 5000 shows the power setting when you turn the RF PWR knob before transmitting.
It seems they went backwards with the FTdx101MP...
73,
Ted  K2QMF

On 2/22/2020 1:55:53 PM, Macy monkeys <macymonkeys@...> wrote:

Not that I know of. I wish it did. A nice feature on the Icom 7300 and 7610 is the power output percentage shows on the splash screen when you power up the radio.

I find myself hitting the Yaesu's menu button to confirm power output quite often. Or the custom select button. My KPA500 screams like a banshee when I fail to do so...and hit it with the incorrect drive level. Ouch.

John K7FD

On Feb 22, 2020, at 10:47 AM, Ted <k2qmf@...> wrote:

Hello All,
When you adjust the power out can you set the screen so that the power value remains on the screen??
So you will know, at a glance, the power out setting!!
Many Thanks in advance for any info!!
73,
Ted  K2QMF



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Re: FTdx 101MP Question

Macy monkeys
 

Not that I know of. I wish it did. A nice feature on the Icom 7300 and 7610 is the power output percentage shows on the splash screen when you power up the radio.

I find myself hitting the Yaesu's menu button to confirm power output quite often. Or the custom select button. My KPA500 screams like a banshee when I fail to do so...and hit it with the incorrect drive level. Ouch.

John K7FD

On Feb 22, 2020, at 10:47 AM, Ted <k2qmf@...> wrote:

Hello All,
When you adjust the power out can you set the screen so that the power value remains on the screen??
So you will know, at a glance, the power out setting!!
Many Thanks in advance for any info!!
73,
Ted  K2QMF



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FTdx 101MP Question

Ted
 

Hello All,
When you adjust the power out can you set the screen so that the power value remains on the screen??
So you will know, at a glance, the power out setting!!
Many Thanks in advance for any info!!
73,
Ted  K2QMF



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FTdx101/Quadra interconnect better solution

K7GQ
 
Edited

Why Yaesu choose to use BAND DATA 2 with the Quadra amplifier is beyond me - makes little to no sense.  Using the CT-178 cable, the amplifier had to be on in order to use an antenna through INPUT 2 (corresponding to BAND DATA 2).

A younger friend made up a BAND DATA 1 cable for me  for use with the radio and now, all works as expected (and how it always has with other Yaesu radios), regardless whether the Quadra is on or not.

CT-178 cable for sale!


FTDX3000 vs FTDX101D

Wolf Dietmar Dr. Gröne
 

I currently have a Ftdx3000 with 300hz CW filter and mostly working CW.
Has anyone swapped their FTdx3000 into an FTDX101D? Is the Ftdx101D so
much better that it is worth buying? Where are the outstanding
advantages? Thanks for the answer.

Dietmar
DK3BG


Re: My New FTdx-101D

BILL KENNAMER
 

I’ve probably done that much rock and roll, any many years of radio with headphones. According to my hearing tests at age 25 and now, the damage was done before age 25. Since, I’ve worn earplugs or in ears, and they’ve gotten no worse. I do keep the volume control at 9:00 o’clock though.

On Friday, February 21, 2020, 4:19 PM, Mark Feltham via Groups.Io <dodacarem@...> wrote:

Professional Musician
48 years of Rock and Roll and 20 years of IEMs
Don’t do it!

M
73

On 21 Feb 2020, at 22:03, K O <kolson@...> wrote:

What exactly were you monitoring? I have 50 years of hamming, music listening and professional monitoring with headphones no problem and I suspect my inner ears are no more robust than most. I did pay attention to levels as I definitely wanted to preserve my hearing for professional reasons and personal enjoyment.

In fact, the loudest music I have been subjected to was rock concerts (bring ear plugs in case), home audiophiles and audio show demonstrators who thought loud was "impressive" (not) and worst car stereo enthusiasts rum amuck.

The worst problem I encounter is server farms with terrible loud fans and cooling systems. Good for the gear, not for the ear. There is a lot to be said for noise cancelling headphones, I use them on the train during my commute to NYC and in any noisy environment to bring down noise levels about 20 db.

73 Kevin K3OX


----- Original Message -----
From: Mark Feltham via Groups.Io &lt;dodacarem@...&gt;
To: Ftdx101D &lt;ftdx101d@groups.io&gt;
Sent: Fri, 21 Feb 2020 16:43:25 -0500 (EST)
Subject: Re: [FTDX101D] My New FTdx-101D




Don’t use headphones full stop.,

20 years of in-ear monitoring has left me with severe Tinnitus.

Hail the roaring Silence..



Mark

73







&gt;
&gt; On Feb 21, 2020 at 9:40 pm, &lt;K O (mailto:kolson@...)&gt; wrote:
&gt;
&gt;
&gt; If you keep the SPL to the inner ears the same, it has the same impact. In fact, shutting out other noise in your location may facilitate listening at lower volumes.
&gt;
&gt; Also, use good headphones, cheapies can have high levels of harmonic distortion which is both unpleasant and potentially harder on the ears. This is no place to scrimp. I see some of the cheap crappy consumer stuff some guys use and SMH. Tinnitus is no joke, I thankfully don't have it and hope none of you guys ever get it.
&gt;
&gt; 73 Kevin K3OX
&gt;
&gt; But do keep the level to the "minimum needed for communications" in either case.
&gt;
&gt;
&gt; ----- Original Message -----
&gt; From: Mark Feltham &amp;lt;icomic781101@...&amp;gt;
&gt; To: Ftdx101D &amp;lt;ftdx101d@groups.io&amp;gt;
&gt; Sent: Fri, 21 Feb 2020 09:51:27 -0500 (EST)
&gt; Subject: Re: [FTDX101D] My New FTdx-101D
&gt;
&gt;
&gt;
&gt;
&gt; Ear/Headphones with voice and CW....
&gt;
&gt; No no no..
&gt;
&gt; Be very careful for extended periods of operating with headphones
&gt;
&gt; Vary rarely is the subject of Tinnitus brought up..
&gt;
&gt; I wouldn’t want to listen CW especially with the possibility of long term hearing damage..
&gt;
&gt; Be careful guys..
&gt;
&gt;
&gt;
&gt; M
&gt;
&gt; 73
&gt;
&gt;
&gt;
&gt;
&gt;
&gt;
&gt;
&gt; &amp;gt;
&gt; &amp;gt; On Feb 21, 2020 at 12:02 pm, &amp;lt;K O (mailto:kolson@...)&amp;gt; wrote:
&gt; &amp;gt;
&gt; &amp;gt;
&gt; &amp;gt; Speaker?
&gt; &amp;gt;
&gt; &amp;gt; It may just be me, but I feel "deaf" without cans for any kind of serious radio operating. Speakers are great for listening to music, OTOH, especially those great Abbey Road recordings :)
&gt; &amp;gt;
&gt; &amp;gt; 73 Kevin K3OX
&gt; &amp;gt;
&gt; &amp;gt;
&gt; &amp;gt; ----- Original Message -----
&gt; &amp;gt; From: Mark Feltham via Groups.Io &amp;amp;lt;dodacarem@...&amp;amp;gt;
&gt; &amp;gt; To: Ftdx101D &amp;amp;lt;ftdx101d@groups.io&amp;amp;gt;
&gt; &amp;gt; Sent: Thu, 20 Feb 2020 12:45:30 -0500 (EST)
&gt; &amp;gt; Subject: Re: [FTDX101D] My New FTdx-101D
&gt; &amp;gt;
&gt; &amp;gt;
&gt; &amp;gt;
&gt; &amp;gt;
&gt; &amp;gt; Hello Guys/Girls
&gt; &amp;gt;
&gt; &amp;gt; I still prefer the BHI noise reduction speaker audio than the noise reduction on the FTDX101MP I have in ownership here.
&gt; &amp;gt;
&gt; &amp;gt; I live in a truly built up area of main line Railway into Central London 40 metres away to the south and electrified trams also 20 metres to the south, as well as 14 other residents with all their electronics within my block.
&gt; &amp;gt;
&gt; &amp;gt; Nothing compares to the BHI speaker in 10 years of operating in one of the noisiest QTHs on the planet..
&gt; &amp;gt;
&gt; &amp;gt;
&gt; &amp;gt;
&gt; &amp;gt; Don’t procrastinate, Get the BHI
&gt; &amp;gt;
&gt; &amp;gt;
&gt; &amp;gt;
&gt; &amp;gt; Mark
&gt; &amp;gt;
&gt; &amp;gt; 73
&gt; &amp;gt;
&gt; &amp;gt;
&gt; &amp;gt;
&gt; &amp;gt;
&gt; &amp;gt;
&gt; &amp;gt;
&gt; &amp;gt;
&gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt;
&gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; On Feb 20, 2020 at 5:37 pm, &amp;amp;lt;KM6VMR (mailto:dmcchavez@...)&amp;amp;gt; wrote:
&gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt;
&gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt;
&gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt;
&gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt;
&gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; Wow, just got my new rig yesterday delivered form HRO Denver store, had a serial# that starts at 9I040XXX, so I know this build date was somewhere in Just 2019. I believe it has the latest firmware, but I will need to double check. Initial impressions are, wow I am like kid in a candy store...lol there is so much to learn on this rig, so many parameters to set. Reminds me of my TS820S &amp;amp;amp; TS-120S old rigs back in the 80s...
&gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt;
&gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; So far I’m very impressed with the receiver’s sensitivity and selectivity performance most especially, that button named “NR” at a push of that button at between levels 7 to 15, it will do wonders to my ears…lol I still have my ICOM-7300 as a comparison rig and I know it maybe tier1 or 2 transceiver, but my goodness, the FTdx-101D can hear stations that the IC-7300 cannot…I used too own and operated a FlexRadio 6600M and although it had the prettiest TFT display, this FTdx-101D kicks its butt in the noise reduction capability and I think Yaesu as a big winner here by combining the best of both worlds in a hybrid SDR direct conversion and superheterodyne.
&gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt;
&gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt;
&gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt;
&gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt;
&gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt;
&gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; Ok so far the only difficulty I’m having is interfacing the RS-232C to my CIrro Mazonni magnetic loop antenna frequency control interface. I read Yaesu’s CAT operations reference manual, and saying to select “TUNER/RS232C to RS232C” but that field is only showing “INT, EXT1, 2 &amp;amp;amp; 3”. Perhaps the CAT manual was published after the firmware was upgraded.
&gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt;
&gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt;
&gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt;
&gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; The manual also states that I need a straight thru cable vice a null modem cable and all my DB9 to DB9 cables are null modem cables so will need to find a straight thru cable. With regard to FT8 interface, it connected right away, had to install the drivers from Yaesu’s website.
&gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt;
&gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt;
&gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt;
&gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; Dan
&gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt;
&gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt;
&gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt;
&gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; KM6VMR
&gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt;
&gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt;
&gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt;
&gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt;
&gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt;
&gt; &amp;gt;
&gt; &amp;gt;
&gt; &amp;gt;
&gt;
&gt;
&gt;


Re: My New FTdx-101D

Mark Feltham <dodacarem@...>
 

Professional Musician
48 years of Rock and Roll and 20 years of IEMs
Don’t do it!

M
73

On 21 Feb 2020, at 22:03, K O <kolson@...> wrote:

What exactly were you monitoring? I have 50 years of hamming, music listening and professional monitoring with headphones no problem and I suspect my inner ears are no more robust than most. I did pay attention to levels as I definitely wanted to preserve my hearing for professional reasons and personal enjoyment.

In fact, the loudest music I have been subjected to was rock concerts (bring ear plugs in case), home audiophiles and audio show demonstrators who thought loud was "impressive" (not) and worst car stereo enthusiasts rum amuck.

The worst problem I encounter is server farms with terrible loud fans and cooling systems. Good for the gear, not for the ear. There is a lot to be said for noise cancelling headphones, I use them on the train during my commute to NYC and in any noisy environment to bring down noise levels about 20 db.

73 Kevin K3OX


----- Original Message -----
From: Mark Feltham via Groups.Io &lt;dodacarem@...&gt;
To: Ftdx101D &lt;ftdx101d@groups.io&gt;
Sent: Fri, 21 Feb 2020 16:43:25 -0500 (EST)
Subject: Re: [FTDX101D] My New FTdx-101D




Don’t use headphones full stop.,

20 years of in-ear monitoring has left me with severe Tinnitus.

Hail the roaring Silence..



Mark

73







&gt;
&gt; On Feb 21, 2020 at 9:40 pm, &lt;K O (mailto:kolson@...)&gt; wrote:
&gt;
&gt;
&gt; If you keep the SPL to the inner ears the same, it has the same impact. In fact, shutting out other noise in your location may facilitate listening at lower volumes.
&gt;
&gt; Also, use good headphones, cheapies can have high levels of harmonic distortion which is both unpleasant and potentially harder on the ears. This is no place to scrimp. I see some of the cheap crappy consumer stuff some guys use and SMH. Tinnitus is no joke, I thankfully don't have it and hope none of you guys ever get it.
&gt;
&gt; 73 Kevin K3OX
&gt;
&gt; But do keep the level to the "minimum needed for communications" in either case.
&gt;
&gt;
&gt; ----- Original Message -----
&gt; From: Mark Feltham &amp;lt;icomic781101@...&amp;gt;
&gt; To: Ftdx101D &amp;lt;ftdx101d@groups.io&amp;gt;
&gt; Sent: Fri, 21 Feb 2020 09:51:27 -0500 (EST)
&gt; Subject: Re: [FTDX101D] My New FTdx-101D
&gt;
&gt;
&gt;
&gt;
&gt; Ear/Headphones with voice and CW....
&gt;
&gt; No no no..
&gt;
&gt; Be very careful for extended periods of operating with headphones
&gt;
&gt; Vary rarely is the subject of Tinnitus brought up..
&gt;
&gt; I wouldn’t want to listen CW especially with the possibility of long term hearing damage..
&gt;
&gt; Be careful guys..
&gt;
&gt;
&gt;
&gt; M
&gt;
&gt; 73
&gt;
&gt;
&gt;
&gt;
&gt;
&gt;
&gt;
&gt; &amp;gt;
&gt; &amp;gt; On Feb 21, 2020 at 12:02 pm, &amp;lt;K O (mailto:kolson@...)&amp;gt; wrote:
&gt; &amp;gt;
&gt; &amp;gt;
&gt; &amp;gt; Speaker?
&gt; &amp;gt;
&gt; &amp;gt; It may just be me, but I feel "deaf" without cans for any kind of serious radio operating. Speakers are great for listening to music, OTOH, especially those great Abbey Road recordings :)
&gt; &amp;gt;
&gt; &amp;gt; 73 Kevin K3OX
&gt; &amp;gt;
&gt; &amp;gt;
&gt; &amp;gt; ----- Original Message -----
&gt; &amp;gt; From: Mark Feltham via Groups.Io &amp;amp;lt;dodacarem@...&amp;amp;gt;
&gt; &amp;gt; To: Ftdx101D &amp;amp;lt;ftdx101d@groups.io&amp;amp;gt;
&gt; &amp;gt; Sent: Thu, 20 Feb 2020 12:45:30 -0500 (EST)
&gt; &amp;gt; Subject: Re: [FTDX101D] My New FTdx-101D
&gt; &amp;gt;
&gt; &amp;gt;
&gt; &amp;gt;
&gt; &amp;gt;
&gt; &amp;gt; Hello Guys/Girls
&gt; &amp;gt;
&gt; &amp;gt; I still prefer the BHI noise reduction speaker audio than the noise reduction on the FTDX101MP I have in ownership here.
&gt; &amp;gt;
&gt; &amp;gt; I live in a truly built up area of main line Railway into Central London 40 metres away to the south and electrified trams also 20 metres to the south, as well as 14 other residents with all their electronics within my block.
&gt; &amp;gt;
&gt; &amp;gt; Nothing compares to the BHI speaker in 10 years of operating in one of the noisiest QTHs on the planet..
&gt; &amp;gt;
&gt; &amp;gt;
&gt; &amp;gt;
&gt; &amp;gt; Don’t procrastinate, Get the BHI
&gt; &amp;gt;
&gt; &amp;gt;
&gt; &amp;gt;
&gt; &amp;gt; Mark
&gt; &amp;gt;
&gt; &amp;gt; 73
&gt; &amp;gt;
&gt; &amp;gt;
&gt; &amp;gt;
&gt; &amp;gt;
&gt; &amp;gt;
&gt; &amp;gt;
&gt; &amp;gt;
&gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt;
&gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; On Feb 20, 2020 at 5:37 pm, &amp;amp;lt;KM6VMR (mailto:dmcchavez@...)&amp;amp;gt; wrote:
&gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt;
&gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt;
&gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt;
&gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt;
&gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; Wow, just got my new rig yesterday delivered form HRO Denver store, had a serial# that starts at 9I040XXX, so I know this build date was somewhere in Just 2019. I believe it has the latest firmware, but I will need to double check. Initial impressions are, wow I am like kid in a candy store...lol there is so much to learn on this rig, so many parameters to set. Reminds me of my TS820S &amp;amp;amp; TS-120S old rigs back in the 80s...
&gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt;
&gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; So far I’m very impressed with the receiver’s sensitivity and selectivity performance most especially, that button named “NR” at a push of that button at between levels 7 to 15, it will do wonders to my ears…lol I still have my ICOM-7300 as a comparison rig and I know it maybe tier1 or 2 transceiver, but my goodness, the FTdx-101D can hear stations that the IC-7300 cannot…I used too own and operated a FlexRadio 6600M and although it had the prettiest TFT display, this FTdx-101D kicks its butt in the noise reduction capability and I think Yaesu as a big winner here by combining the best of both worlds in a hybrid SDR direct conversion and superheterodyne.
&gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt;
&gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt;
&gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt;
&gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt;
&gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt;
&gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; Ok so far the only difficulty I’m having is interfacing the RS-232C to my CIrro Mazonni magnetic loop antenna frequency control interface. I read Yaesu’s CAT operations reference manual, and saying to select “TUNER/RS232C to RS232C” but that field is only showing “INT, EXT1, 2 &amp;amp;amp; 3”. Perhaps the CAT manual was published after the firmware was upgraded.
&gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt;
&gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt;
&gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt;
&gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; The manual also states that I need a straight thru cable vice a null modem cable and all my DB9 to DB9 cables are null modem cables so will need to find a straight thru cable. With regard to FT8 interface, it connected right away, had to install the drivers from Yaesu’s website.
&gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt;
&gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt;
&gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt;
&gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; Dan
&gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt;
&gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt;
&gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt;
&gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; KM6VMR
&gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt;
&gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt;
&gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt;
&gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt;
&gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt;
&gt; &amp;gt;
&gt; &amp;gt;
&gt; &amp;gt;
&gt;
&gt;
&gt;


Re: My New FTdx-101D

K O <kolson@...>
 

What exactly were you monitoring? I have 50 years of hamming, music listening and professional monitoring with headphones no problem and I suspect my inner ears are no more robust than most. I did pay attention to levels as I definitely wanted to preserve my hearing for professional reasons and personal enjoyment.

In fact, the loudest music I have been subjected to was rock concerts (bring ear plugs in case), home audiophiles and audio show demonstrators who thought loud was "impressive" (not) and worst car stereo enthusiasts rum amuck.

The worst problem I encounter is server farms with terrible loud fans and cooling systems. Good for the gear, not for the ear. There is a lot to be said for noise cancelling headphones, I use them on the train during my commute to NYC and in any noisy environment to bring down noise levels about 20 db.

73 Kevin K3OX


----- Original Message -----
From: Mark Feltham via Groups.Io &lt;dodacarem@...&gt;
To: Ftdx101D &lt;ftdx101d@groups.io&gt;
Sent: Fri, 21 Feb 2020 16:43:25 -0500 (EST)
Subject: Re: [FTDX101D] My New FTdx-101D




Don’t use headphones full stop.,

20 years of in-ear monitoring has left me with severe Tinnitus.

Hail the roaring Silence..



Mark

73







&gt;
&gt; On Feb 21, 2020 at 9:40 pm, &lt;K O (mailto:kolson@...)&gt; wrote:
&gt;
&gt;
&gt; If you keep the SPL to the inner ears the same, it has the same impact. In fact, shutting out other noise in your location may facilitate listening at lower volumes.
&gt;
&gt; Also, use good headphones, cheapies can have high levels of harmonic distortion which is both unpleasant and potentially harder on the ears. This is no place to scrimp. I see some of the cheap crappy consumer stuff some guys use and SMH. Tinnitus is no joke, I thankfully don't have it and hope none of you guys ever get it.
&gt;
&gt; 73 Kevin K3OX
&gt;
&gt; But do keep the level to the "minimum needed for communications" in either case.
&gt;
&gt;
&gt; ----- Original Message -----
&gt; From: Mark Feltham &amp;lt;icomic781101@...&amp;gt;
&gt; To: Ftdx101D &amp;lt;ftdx101d@groups.io&amp;gt;
&gt; Sent: Fri, 21 Feb 2020 09:51:27 -0500 (EST)
&gt; Subject: Re: [FTDX101D] My New FTdx-101D
&gt;
&gt;
&gt;
&gt;
&gt; Ear/Headphones with voice and CW....
&gt;
&gt; No no no..
&gt;
&gt; Be very careful for extended periods of operating with headphones
&gt;
&gt; Vary rarely is the subject of Tinnitus brought up..
&gt;
&gt; I wouldn’t want to listen CW especially with the possibility of long term hearing damage..
&gt;
&gt; Be careful guys..
&gt;
&gt;
&gt;
&gt; M
&gt;
&gt; 73
&gt;
&gt;
&gt;
&gt;
&gt;
&gt;
&gt;
&gt; &amp;gt;
&gt; &amp;gt; On Feb 21, 2020 at 12:02 pm, &amp;lt;K O (mailto:kolson@...)&amp;gt; wrote:
&gt; &amp;gt;
&gt; &amp;gt;
&gt; &amp;gt; Speaker?
&gt; &amp;gt;
&gt; &amp;gt; It may just be me, but I feel "deaf" without cans for any kind of serious radio operating. Speakers are great for listening to music, OTOH, especially those great Abbey Road recordings :)
&gt; &amp;gt;
&gt; &amp;gt; 73 Kevin K3OX
&gt; &amp;gt;
&gt; &amp;gt;
&gt; &amp;gt; ----- Original Message -----
&gt; &amp;gt; From: Mark Feltham via Groups.Io &amp;amp;lt;dodacarem@...&amp;amp;gt;
&gt; &amp;gt; To: Ftdx101D &amp;amp;lt;ftdx101d@groups.io&amp;amp;gt;
&gt; &amp;gt; Sent: Thu, 20 Feb 2020 12:45:30 -0500 (EST)
&gt; &amp;gt; Subject: Re: [FTDX101D] My New FTdx-101D
&gt; &amp;gt;
&gt; &amp;gt;
&gt; &amp;gt;
&gt; &amp;gt;
&gt; &amp;gt; Hello Guys/Girls
&gt; &amp;gt;
&gt; &amp;gt; I still prefer the BHI noise reduction speaker audio than the noise reduction on the FTDX101MP I have in ownership here.
&gt; &amp;gt;
&gt; &amp;gt; I live in a truly built up area of main line Railway into Central London 40 metres away to the south and electrified trams also 20 metres to the south, as well as 14 other residents with all their electronics within my block.
&gt; &amp;gt;
&gt; &amp;gt; Nothing compares to the BHI speaker in 10 years of operating in one of the noisiest QTHs on the planet..
&gt; &amp;gt;
&gt; &amp;gt;
&gt; &amp;gt;
&gt; &amp;gt; Don’t procrastinate, Get the BHI
&gt; &amp;gt;
&gt; &amp;gt;
&gt; &amp;gt;
&gt; &amp;gt; Mark
&gt; &amp;gt;
&gt; &amp;gt; 73
&gt; &amp;gt;
&gt; &amp;gt;
&gt; &amp;gt;
&gt; &amp;gt;
&gt; &amp;gt;
&gt; &amp;gt;
&gt; &amp;gt;
&gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt;
&gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; On Feb 20, 2020 at 5:37 pm, &amp;amp;lt;KM6VMR (mailto:dmcchavez@...)&amp;amp;gt; wrote:
&gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt;
&gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt;
&gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt;
&gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt;
&gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; Wow, just got my new rig yesterday delivered form HRO Denver store, had a serial# that starts at 9I040XXX, so I know this build date was somewhere in Just 2019. I believe it has the latest firmware, but I will need to double check. Initial impressions are, wow I am like kid in a candy store...lol there is so much to learn on this rig, so many parameters to set. Reminds me of my TS820S &amp;amp;amp; TS-120S old rigs back in the 80s...
&gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt;
&gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; So far I’m very impressed with the receiver’s sensitivity and selectivity performance most especially, that button named “NR” at a push of that button at between levels 7 to 15, it will do wonders to my ears…lol I still have my ICOM-7300 as a comparison rig and I know it maybe tier1 or 2 transceiver, but my goodness, the FTdx-101D can hear stations that the IC-7300 cannot…I used too own and operated a FlexRadio 6600M and although it had the prettiest TFT display, this FTdx-101D kicks its butt in the noise reduction capability and I think Yaesu as a big winner here by combining the best of both worlds in a hybrid SDR direct conversion and superheterodyne.
&gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt;
&gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt;
&gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt;
&gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt;
&gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt;
&gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; Ok so far the only difficulty I’m having is interfacing the RS-232C to my CIrro Mazonni magnetic loop antenna frequency control interface. I read Yaesu’s CAT operations reference manual, and saying to select “TUNER/RS232C to RS232C” but that field is only showing “INT, EXT1, 2 &amp;amp;amp; 3”. Perhaps the CAT manual was published after the firmware was upgraded.
&gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt;
&gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt;
&gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt;
&gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; The manual also states that I need a straight thru cable vice a null modem cable and all my DB9 to DB9 cables are null modem cables so will need to find a straight thru cable. With regard to FT8 interface, it connected right away, had to install the drivers from Yaesu’s website.
&gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt;
&gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt;
&gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt;
&gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; Dan
&gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt;
&gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt;
&gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt;
&gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; KM6VMR
&gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt;
&gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt;
&gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt;
&gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt;
&gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt;
&gt; &amp;gt;
&gt; &amp;gt;
&gt; &amp;gt;
&gt;
&gt;
&gt;


Re: My New FTdx-101D

Mark Feltham <dodacarem@...>
 

Don’t use headphones full stop.,
20 years of in-ear monitoring has left me with severe Tinnitus.
Hail the roaring Silence..

Mark
73


On Feb 21, 2020 at 9:40 pm, <K O> wrote:

If you keep the SPL to the inner ears the same, it has the same impact. In fact, shutting out other noise in your location may facilitate listening at lower volumes.

Also, use good headphones, cheapies can have high levels of harmonic distortion which is both unpleasant and potentially harder on the ears. This is no place to scrimp. I see some of the cheap crappy consumer stuff some guys use and SMH. Tinnitus is no joke, I thankfully don't have it and hope none of you guys ever get it.

73 Kevin K3OX

But do keep the level to the "minimum needed for communications" in either case.


----- Original Message -----
From: Mark Feltham &lt;icomic781101@...&gt;
To: Ftdx101D &lt;ftdx101d@groups.io&gt;
Sent: Fri, 21 Feb 2020 09:51:27 -0500 (EST)
Subject: Re: [FTDX101D] My New FTdx-101D




Ear/Headphones with voice and CW....

No no no..

Be very careful for extended periods of operating with headphones

Vary rarely is the subject of Tinnitus brought up..

I wouldn’t want to listen CW especially with the possibility of long term hearing damage..

Be careful guys..



M

73







&gt;
&gt; On Feb 21, 2020 at 12:02 pm, &lt;K O (mailto:kolson@...)&gt; wrote:
&gt;
&gt;
&gt; Speaker?
&gt;
&gt; It may just be me, but I feel "deaf" without cans for any kind of serious radio operating. Speakers are great for listening to music, OTOH, especially those great Abbey Road recordings :)
&gt;
&gt; 73 Kevin K3OX
&gt;
&gt;
&gt; ----- Original Message -----
&gt; From: Mark Feltham via Groups.Io &amp;lt;dodacarem@...&amp;gt;
&gt; To: Ftdx101D &amp;lt;ftdx101d@groups.io&amp;gt;
&gt; Sent: Thu, 20 Feb 2020 12:45:30 -0500 (EST)
&gt; Subject: Re: [FTDX101D] My New FTdx-101D
&gt;
&gt;
&gt;
&gt;
&gt; Hello Guys/Girls
&gt;
&gt; I still prefer the BHI noise reduction speaker audio than the noise reduction on the FTDX101MP I have in ownership here.
&gt;
&gt; I live in a truly built up area of main line Railway into Central London 40 metres away to the south and electrified trams also 20 metres to the south, as well as 14 other residents with all their electronics within my block.
&gt;
&gt; Nothing compares to the BHI speaker in 10 years of operating in one of the noisiest QTHs on the planet..
&gt;
&gt;
&gt;
&gt; Don’t procrastinate, Get the BHI
&gt;
&gt;
&gt;
&gt; Mark
&gt;
&gt; 73
&gt;
&gt;
&gt;
&gt;
&gt;
&gt;
&gt;
&gt; &amp;gt;
&gt; &amp;gt; On Feb 20, 2020 at 5:37 pm, &amp;lt;KM6VMR (mailto:dmcchavez@...)&amp;gt; wrote:
&gt; &amp;gt;
&gt; &amp;gt;
&gt; &amp;gt;
&gt; &amp;gt;
&gt; &amp;gt; Wow, just got my new rig yesterday delivered form HRO Denver store, had a serial# that starts at 9I040XXX, so I know this build date was somewhere in Just 2019. I believe it has the latest firmware, but I will need to double check. Initial impressions are, wow I am like kid in a candy store...lol there is so much to learn on this rig, so many parameters to set. Reminds me of my TS820S &amp;amp; TS-120S old rigs back in the 80s...
&gt; &amp;gt;
&gt; &amp;gt; So far I’m very impressed with the receiver’s sensitivity and selectivity performance most especially, that button named “NR” at a push of that button at between levels 7 to 15, it will do wonders to my ears…lol I still have my ICOM-7300 as a comparison rig and I know it maybe tier1 or 2 transceiver, but my goodness, the FTdx-101D can hear stations that the IC-7300 cannot…I used too own and operated a FlexRadio 6600M and although it had the prettiest TFT display, this FTdx-101D kicks its butt in the noise reduction capability and I think Yaesu as a big winner here by combining the best of both worlds in a hybrid SDR direct conversion and superheterodyne.
&gt; &amp;gt;
&gt; &amp;gt;
&gt; &amp;gt;
&gt; &amp;gt;
&gt; &amp;gt;
&gt; &amp;gt; Ok so far the only difficulty I’m having is interfacing the RS-232C to my CIrro Mazonni magnetic loop antenna frequency control interface. I read Yaesu’s CAT operations reference manual, and saying to select “TUNER/RS232C to RS232C” but that field is only showing “INT, EXT1, 2 &amp;amp; 3”. Perhaps the CAT manual was published after the firmware was upgraded.
&gt; &amp;gt;
&gt; &amp;gt;
&gt; &amp;gt;
&gt; &amp;gt; The manual also states that I need a straight thru cable vice a null modem cable and all my DB9 to DB9 cables are null modem cables so will need to find a straight thru cable. With regard to FT8 interface, it connected right away, had to install the drivers from Yaesu’s website.
&gt; &amp;gt;
&gt; &amp;gt;
&gt; &amp;gt;
&gt; &amp;gt; Dan
&gt; &amp;gt;
&gt; &amp;gt;
&gt; &amp;gt;
&gt; &amp;gt; KM6VMR
&gt; &amp;gt;
&gt; &amp;gt;
&gt; &amp;gt;
&gt; &amp;gt;
&gt; &amp;gt;
&gt;
&gt;
&gt;


Re: My New FTdx-101D

K O <kolson@...>
 

If you keep the SPL to the inner ears the same, it has the same impact. In fact, shutting out other noise in your location may facilitate listening at lower volumes.

Also, use good headphones, cheapies can have high levels of harmonic distortion which is both unpleasant and potentially harder on the ears. This is no place to scrimp. I see some of the cheap crappy consumer stuff some guys use and SMH. Tinnitus is no joke, I thankfully don't have it and hope none of you guys ever get it.

73 Kevin K3OX

But do keep the level to the "minimum needed for communications" in either case.


----- Original Message -----
From: Mark Feltham &lt;icomic781101@...&gt;
To: Ftdx101D &lt;ftdx101d@groups.io&gt;
Sent: Fri, 21 Feb 2020 09:51:27 -0500 (EST)
Subject: Re: [FTDX101D] My New FTdx-101D




Ear/Headphones with voice and CW....

No no no..

Be very careful for extended periods of operating with headphones

Vary rarely is the subject of Tinnitus brought up..

I wouldn’t want to listen CW especially with the possibility of long term hearing damage..

Be careful guys..



M

73







&gt;
&gt; On Feb 21, 2020 at 12:02 pm, &lt;K O (mailto:kolson@...)&gt; wrote:
&gt;
&gt;
&gt; Speaker?
&gt;
&gt; It may just be me, but I feel "deaf" without cans for any kind of serious radio operating. Speakers are great for listening to music, OTOH, especially those great Abbey Road recordings :)
&gt;
&gt; 73 Kevin K3OX
&gt;
&gt;
&gt; ----- Original Message -----
&gt; From: Mark Feltham via Groups.Io &amp;lt;dodacarem@...&amp;gt;
&gt; To: Ftdx101D &amp;lt;ftdx101d@groups.io&amp;gt;
&gt; Sent: Thu, 20 Feb 2020 12:45:30 -0500 (EST)
&gt; Subject: Re: [FTDX101D] My New FTdx-101D
&gt;
&gt;
&gt;
&gt;
&gt; Hello Guys/Girls
&gt;
&gt; I still prefer the BHI noise reduction speaker audio than the noise reduction on the FTDX101MP I have in ownership here.
&gt;
&gt; I live in a truly built up area of main line Railway into Central London 40 metres away to the south and electrified trams also 20 metres to the south, as well as 14 other residents with all their electronics within my block.
&gt;
&gt; Nothing compares to the BHI speaker in 10 years of operating in one of the noisiest QTHs on the planet..
&gt;
&gt;
&gt;
&gt; Don’t procrastinate, Get the BHI
&gt;
&gt;
&gt;
&gt; Mark
&gt;
&gt; 73
&gt;
&gt;
&gt;
&gt;
&gt;
&gt;
&gt;
&gt; &amp;gt;
&gt; &amp;gt; On Feb 20, 2020 at 5:37 pm, &amp;lt;KM6VMR (mailto:dmcchavez@...)&amp;gt; wrote:
&gt; &amp;gt;
&gt; &amp;gt;
&gt; &amp;gt;
&gt; &amp;gt;
&gt; &amp;gt; Wow, just got my new rig yesterday delivered form HRO Denver store, had a serial# that starts at 9I040XXX, so I know this build date was somewhere in Just 2019. I believe it has the latest firmware, but I will need to double check. Initial impressions are, wow I am like kid in a candy store...lol there is so much to learn on this rig, so many parameters to set. Reminds me of my TS820S &amp;amp; TS-120S old rigs back in the 80s...
&gt; &amp;gt;
&gt; &amp;gt; So far I’m very impressed with the receiver’s sensitivity and selectivity performance most especially, that button named “NR” at a push of that button at between levels 7 to 15, it will do wonders to my ears…lol I still have my ICOM-7300 as a comparison rig and I know it maybe tier1 or 2 transceiver, but my goodness, the FTdx-101D can hear stations that the IC-7300 cannot…I used too own and operated a FlexRadio 6600M and although it had the prettiest TFT display, this FTdx-101D kicks its butt in the noise reduction capability and I think Yaesu as a big winner here by combining the best of both worlds in a hybrid SDR direct conversion and superheterodyne.
&gt; &amp;gt;
&gt; &amp;gt;
&gt; &amp;gt;
&gt; &amp;gt;
&gt; &amp;gt;
&gt; &amp;gt; Ok so far the only difficulty I’m having is interfacing the RS-232C to my CIrro Mazonni magnetic loop antenna frequency control interface. I read Yaesu’s CAT operations reference manual, and saying to select “TUNER/RS232C to RS232C” but that field is only showing “INT, EXT1, 2 &amp;amp; 3”. Perhaps the CAT manual was published after the firmware was upgraded.
&gt; &amp;gt;
&gt; &amp;gt;
&gt; &amp;gt;
&gt; &amp;gt; The manual also states that I need a straight thru cable vice a null modem cable and all my DB9 to DB9 cables are null modem cables so will need to find a straight thru cable. With regard to FT8 interface, it connected right away, had to install the drivers from Yaesu’s website.
&gt; &amp;gt;
&gt; &amp;gt;
&gt; &amp;gt;
&gt; &amp;gt; Dan
&gt; &amp;gt;
&gt; &amp;gt;
&gt; &amp;gt;
&gt; &amp;gt; KM6VMR
&gt; &amp;gt;
&gt; &amp;gt;
&gt; &amp;gt;
&gt; &amp;gt;
&gt; &amp;gt;
&gt;
&gt;
&gt;


Re: My New FTdx-101D

Rob Suggs
 

If you haven't already, try that VC gadget.  Man does it knock out the noise!  I used it for the ARRL DX CW just a few days after receiving my 101D and was stunned at how well it reduced my suburban noise leaving nothing but beautiful CW tones.

Like others here I'd like a way to average the spectral display but other than that I wouldn't change a thing.  I just graduated from the FTDX-3000 and also have an IC-7300 I use for picnic table portable.  The 101 is spoiling me.

Rob
NN4NT 

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