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New firmware v. 10

Igor RL5A
 

Yesterday I got another ftdx-101d.  It has v10 firmware installed.  It is strange that on the yaesu website there is still only the old firmware from June 2019.


Re: External Tuner

 

Hi guys !

Using an external ATU with the 101 I think it's an hard mission right now, I'm afraid

Apparently the 101 is designed to work only with Yaesu ATU (in fact in the manual they refer to FC-40) so when in the menu you select EXT Atu the 101 expects to handshake some signal status via the Tuner socket lines. If you connect a "generic" external ATU these lines don't exist (of course).
The result is that if you use a "generic" external ATU (and you properly choose EXT Atu in the 101 menu) there's no way to get low RF power out by pressing Tune button
I (and a friend of mine too) use a Palstar HF-Auto with no success, we are oblidged right now to reduce power out-disable keyer-press left paddle lever in order to get a continuous tone to drive ATU for tuning.
We also tried to arrange a plug to leave permanently inserted in the 101 in which pin 6 SENSE was forced to ground hoping it was enough to convince the 101 had an FC-40 connected...but it wasn't enough. 
In the attachment you'll find the FC-40 diagram portion that shows the interface signals between 101 and FC-40

We asked Yaesu via italian importer to add to 101 menu a new choice (called for example "Generic ATU") in way that when selected the 101 takes care of nothing and generates RF Power out at Tune level without expected and information from the ATU.......let's stay hoping 

73 - Giorgio IK1BXN



Re: External Tuner

Lars Mahling
 

I am using the FT-DX1200 with a MFJ remote tuner as Jeff AC0C wrote: Linear Mini DIN plug - pin 3 (GND) und pin 10 (TX REQ IN) connected with a push button switch… Set Menu 178: EXT AMP TUNING PWR to 20 Watts.

By pushing the switch the antenna tuner tunes with 20 Watt output. perfect and fast in contests.

I expected the same settings on the FT-DX101. Checking the manual: The Mini DIN plug is changed to a similar to RS232 socket. The manual says nothing about pin settings. No menu setting for external amplifier tuning power..

So far, I only see a solution to use AM for tuning and set the AM Power to 20 Watts. But this is way slower than pushing a button.

I am seriously interested in buying the FTDX-101… But need a better solution for tuning.

73 de DL7ALM, Lars


Am 28.02.2020 um 07:57 schrieb Danilo <Trident1@...>:

Well! Just my question! In my 3000 same: I’ve Made a interface cable ti my ldg auto tuner that I use Aldo in my 101 andare work !  But in 101 I don’t know set the tuning power by menu or other..

Danilo iu0fvg

“Ci sono tre tipi di Uomini: i vivi, i morti e quelli che vanno per mare”

Platone

Da: FTDX101D@groups.io <FTDX101D@groups.io> per conto di Jeff AC0C <keepwalking188@...>
Inviato: Friday, February 28, 2020 7:42:55 AM
A: FTDX101D@groups.io <FTDX101D@groups.io>
Oggetto: Re: [FTDX101D] External Tuner
 

The 5K/2K had a jack on the back TX_REQ.  Grounding that would cause the rig to transmit a carrier.  Some tuners have a function where they will "key" the transmitter when going into the auto-tune mode and by feeding that output to the rig would give you automatic integration.  There is a description of this function in the 5K manual.

It looks like PIN 11 on the LINEAR connector is the TXREQ line.

In the 5K, there is a TGEN TUN PWR setting which adjusts the power used with the TXREQ line.  I do not see a similar function in the 101 manual.

73/jeff/ac0c
alpha-charlie-zero-charlie
www.ac0c.com


On 2/28/20 12:21 AM, Rien Aarden wrote:
Hi Daniel and Roger,

Tnx for this nice message this is usseful  and what Roger write it is a good idea I.M.O
to put AM to 5 or 10 watts and than tune with it 
So tnx for the tip!

--
73' Rien PA7RA


Re: External Tuner

Danilo <Trident1@...>
 

Well! Just my question! In my 3000 same: I’ve Made a interface cable ti my ldg auto tuner that I use Aldo in my 101 andare work !  But in 101 I don’t know set the tuning power by menu or other..

Danilo iu0fvg

“Ci sono tre tipi di Uomini: i vivi, i morti e quelli che vanno per mare”

Platone

Da: FTDX101D@groups.io <FTDX101D@groups.io> per conto di Jeff AC0C <keepwalking188@...>
Inviato: Friday, February 28, 2020 7:42:55 AM
A: FTDX101D@groups.io <FTDX101D@groups.io>
Oggetto: Re: [FTDX101D] External Tuner
 

The 5K/2K had a jack on the back TX_REQ.  Grounding that would cause the rig to transmit a carrier.  Some tuners have a function where they will "key" the transmitter when going into the auto-tune mode and by feeding that output to the rig would give you automatic integration.  There is a description of this function in the 5K manual.

It looks like PIN 11 on the LINEAR connector is the TXREQ line.

In the 5K, there is a TGEN TUN PWR setting which adjusts the power used with the TXREQ line.  I do not see a similar function in the 101 manual.

73/jeff/ac0c
alpha-charlie-zero-charlie
www.ac0c.com


On 2/28/20 12:21 AM, Rien Aarden wrote:

Hi Daniel and Roger,

Tnx for this nice message this is usseful  and what Roger write it is a good idea I.M.O
to put AM to 5 or 10 watts and than tune with it 
So tnx for the tip!

--
73' Rien PA7RA


Re: External Tuner

Jeff AC0C
 

The 5K/2K had a jack on the back TX_REQ.  Grounding that would cause the rig to transmit a carrier.  Some tuners have a function where they will "key" the transmitter when going into the auto-tune mode and by feeding that output to the rig would give you automatic integration.  There is a description of this function in the 5K manual.

It looks like PIN 11 on the LINEAR connector is the TXREQ line.

In the 5K, there is a TGEN TUN PWR setting which adjusts the power used with the TXREQ line.  I do not see a similar function in the 101 manual.

73/jeff/ac0c
alpha-charlie-zero-charlie
www.ac0c.com


On 2/28/20 12:21 AM, Rien Aarden wrote:

Hi Daniel and Roger,

Tnx for this nice message this is usseful  and what Roger write it is a good idea I.M.O
to put AM to 5 or 10 watts and than tune with it 
So tnx for the tip!

--
73' Rien PA7RA


Re: External Tuner

Rien Aarden
 

Hi Daniel and Roger,

Tnx for this nice message this is usseful  and what Roger write it is a good idea I.M.O
to put AM to 5 or 10 watts and than tune with it 
So tnx for the tip!

--
73' Rien PA7RA


Re: External Tuner

Roger Hartel
 

Hi Rien,
Same issue with my FDX101d, but not with flex radio!
I never use AM so I set the max power to 5 watts in AM.
So when using the radio I touch mode to AM, then MOX for a couple of seconds, then mode again back to SSB.
I have not suffered any finger fatigue because of the extra pushes.

I guess that Yaesu does not recognize that FTDX purchasers may already own an external or remote tuner.
Roger

On Thu, Feb 27, 2020, 4:27 PM Rien Aarden <r1aarden@...> wrote:
Hi Cordiales,

Tnx for this helpfull information (not) 
This is a very nice group very helpful people with nice information 
tnx for that all

Rien, PA7RA 


Re: RTTY using FH-2 remote

C. Michael D'Alto
 

Replying to my own message.

Someone contacted me off list and confirmed the same problem.  Doing a full reset allows the RTTY TX to properly work from the FH-2, but temporarily.  I can confirm this.  I did a full reset, got it to work.  When I restored my settings from SD card it ceased working.  Looks like I will have to do a full reset and restore my settings manually one by one.  Not in the mood to do it atm. 

73, Mike, K2CD


Re: External Tuner

Daniel W9DGI
 

Hi Rien,

I agree that the previous messages were not helpful. Let me try: my FT-1000MP Mk 5 had a tune function (at lower power) that was accessed by pressing "TUNE" on the FH-1 remote keypad. The FH-2 remote keypad (or the FH-1) for the FTDX101D does not do that. Perhaps Yaesu could add the capability with firmware. I have not found anything in the operating manual that describes a pre-set tune function at lower power. (The "Tune" button on the FTDX101D simply turns the internal tuner on and off.)  What I do is turn the transmit power down manually to 10 or 15 Watts before keying a CW carrier for tuning purposes. I have the "MULTI" knob set to vary the output power.
73
Daniel W9DGI


Re: External Tuner

Rien Aarden <r1aarden@...>
 

Hi Cordiales,

Tnx for this helpfull information (not) 
This is a very nice group very helpful people with nice information 
tnx for that all

Rien, PA7RA 


Re: External Tuner

F5PNI
 

RTFM😁😁

Cordiales 73

Jean-Gabriel - F5PNI
Send from Nokia 6.1

Le 27 févr. 2020 13:47, Danilo <Trident1@...> a écrit :
Hi.

A question: in my old ftdx 3000 I used a specific tune power set in menu while it tuned with my LDG 600. In my ftdx 101 is possibile do same configuration?

“Ci sono tre tipi di Uomini: i vivi, i morti e quelli che vanno per mare”

Platone

Da: FTDX101D@groups.io <FTDX101D@groups.io> per conto di F5PNI <f5pni@...>
Inviato: Thursday, February 27, 2020 1:41:41 PM
A: FTDX101D@groups.io <FTDX101D@groups.io>
Oggetto: Re: [FTDX101D] External Tuner
 
Hi,
All Yaesu transceivers work on same schema, like the 5000.


Cordiales 73

Jean-Gabriel - F5PNI
Send from Nokia 6.1

Le 27 févr. 2020 11:24, Rien Aarden <pa7ra@...> a écrit :
Good morning,
Since a few days the proud owner of a Yaesu FTdx101MP.
What I am looking for is the following.
Before this I had an Icom-7610 and also worked with an external tuner and an LW.
If I want to tune the tuner then the IC-760 gave 10 watts of output through the rear of the transmitter to tune and once the antenna was tuned I could work at full power.
Can I also do this with the FTdx101Mp and how does this work, I know that the FT-5000 also had this but I cannot find it anywhere in the manual.
thank you in advance
Rien, PA7RA



Re: External Tuner

Danilo <Trident1@...>
 

Hi.

A question: in my old ftdx 3000 I used a specific tune power set in menu while it tuned with my LDG 600. In my ftdx 101 is possibile do same configuration?

“Ci sono tre tipi di Uomini: i vivi, i morti e quelli che vanno per mare”

Platone

Da: FTDX101D@groups.io <FTDX101D@groups.io> per conto di F5PNI <f5pni@...>
Inviato: Thursday, February 27, 2020 1:41:41 PM
A: FTDX101D@groups.io <FTDX101D@groups.io>
Oggetto: Re: [FTDX101D] External Tuner
 
Hi,
All Yaesu transceivers work on same schema, like the 5000.


Cordiales 73

Jean-Gabriel - F5PNI
Send from Nokia 6.1

Le 27 févr. 2020 11:24, Rien Aarden <pa7ra@...> a écrit :
Good morning,
Since a few days the proud owner of a Yaesu FTdx101MP.
What I am looking for is the following.
Before this I had an Icom-7610 and also worked with an external tuner and an LW.
If I want to tune the tuner then the IC-760 gave 10 watts of output through the rear of the transmitter to tune and once the antenna was tuned I could work at full power.
Can I also do this with the FTdx101Mp and how does this work, I know that the FT-5000 also had this but I cannot find it anywhere in the manual.
thank you in advance
Rien, PA7RA


Re: External Tuner

F5PNI
 

Hi,
All Yaesu transceivers work on same schema, like the 5000.


Cordiales 73

Jean-Gabriel - F5PNI
Send from Nokia 6.1

Le 27 févr. 2020 11:24, Rien Aarden <pa7ra@...> a écrit :
Good morning,
Since a few days the proud owner of a Yaesu FTdx101MP.
What I am looking for is the following.
Before this I had an Icom-7610 and also worked with an external tuner and an LW.
If I want to tune the tuner then the IC-760 gave 10 watts of output through the rear of the transmitter to tune and once the antenna was tuned I could work at full power.
Can I also do this with the FTdx101Mp and how does this work, I know that the FT-5000 also had this but I cannot find it anywhere in the manual.
thank you in advance
Rien, PA7RA


External Tuner

Rien Aarden
 

Good morning,
Since a few days the proud owner of a Yaesu FTdx101MP.
What I am looking for is the following.
Before this I had an Icom-7610 and also worked with an external tuner and an LW.
If I want to tune the tuner then the IC-760 gave 10 watts of output through the rear of the transmitter to tune and once the antenna was tuned I could work at full power.
Can I also do this with the FTdx101Mp and how does this work, I know that the FT-5000 also had this but I cannot find it anywhere in the manual.
thank you in advance
Rien, PA7RA


RTTY using FH-2 remote

C. Michael D'Alto
 
Edited

Trying to get the radio to transmit RTTY correctly when in the decode screen using the FH-2 remote.  If I'm not in the decode screen it appears to work.  I programmed buttons 1 - 5 on the remote.  If I press a remote button the radio transmits and through the monitor what goes out sounds normal.  The radio unkeys when the string is sent.  I can't see what's being transmitted, but I reiterate, it sounds normal.

When I try doing this from within the decode screen, the radio keys up but it sends two alternating tones, without the sound of data going out.  It doesn't unkey the radio until I press a remote button again.  The text that should be sent appears momentarily in the small input area at the bottom of the decode screen, then disappears.  I tried sending the memory contents without the remote, using the touch screen and the same thing happens.  Not sure what's going on.  I've been in the manual but I must be missing something.

73, Mike, K2CD


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

K7GQ
 

Correct - I'm using a stereo plug wired per the manual.


Re: 60 meters

Daniel W9DGI
 

On Wed, Feb 26, 2020 at 05:22 PM, Daniel W9DGI wrote:
What/where is Yaesu's Region C3? That is (as an example) -- would shifting a radio sold in IARU Region 2 to Yaesu's Region C3 REMOVE any frequencies authorized in some regions but not all, such as 1.8 - 1.81 MHz, 3.8 - 4.0 MHz, or 7.2 - 7.3 MHz?

When I had an FT-1000MP Mk 5 it was possible to use a sequence of buttons to re-set the radio to various regions' band plans, including enabling general-coverage transmit from 0.5 - 30 MHz.
I need to correct a typo on my previous post: I should have written Region C2 rather than C3. So it should read: "What/where is Yaesu's Region C2? That is (as an example) -- would shifting a radio sold in IARU Region 2 to Yaesu's Region C2 REMOVE any frequencies authorized in some regions but not all, such as 1.8 - 1.81 MHz, 3.8 - 4.0 MHz, or 7.2 - 7.3 MHz?"

And I should have referred to G4IRN's posting of Yaesu Technical Information in Files.


Re: 60 meters

Daniel W9DGI
 

What/where is Yaesu's Region C3? That is (as an example) -- would shifting a radio sold in IARU Region 2 to Yaesu's Region C3 REMOVE any frequencies authorized in some regions but not all, such as 1.8 - 1.81 MHz, 3.8 - 4.0 MHz, or 7.2 - 7.3 MHz?

When I had an FT-1000MP Mk 5 it was possible to use a sequence of buttons to re-set the radio to various regions' band plans, including enabling general-coverage transmit from 0.5 - 30 MHz.


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

raynr1r@...
 

you can not use a mono plug from your win keyer to radio it has to be a trs 1/4 inch plug and you use the tip and sleeve to connect to radio the mono plug will act as a short and create your problem using mono  to stereo adapters will not work the wire diagram for your application is in the manual  


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

raynr1r@...
 

the manual as usual leaves a lot to imagination.  The rear panel jack shows eithe straight key or key paddle since your external keyer is generating the morse you need to wire the plug like a key not a paddle from your winkerer to radio .  a trs plug using the tip and sleeve will work.

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