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Re: First power-up.... what?

Jr Williams
 

. Send it back and demand a brand new one in the Box.. that's definitely not right...Jr. KO4OO 


On Mon, May 11, 2020, 8:11 PM Rejean Leveille <rejva2am@...> wrote:
Hi Brian
I would first call your radio dealer, this looks like someone halted a software download or lost power, if this radio was unpacked at their site as demo,,,
Of course we could upload a full software in Groupio files but to work your SD card must be formatted from radio to create Ft101 file with Sub Capture MemList Menu to upload.
I do not know if each new format was dedicated to a specific serial number
next to call Yaesu service what they will recommend you

Good luck

va2am, Rejean


Re: BUGs in the new firmware?

K7GQ
 

Let me another another of what I believe is a bug, though minor.  After the latest update, I noticed that the code sent with the internal keyed sounded bad, as if the weighting was off.  I changed the CW WEIGHT to 2.7 where it sounded more more normal to my ear.
--
Harry  K7GQ


Re: First power-up.... what?

Damon - KJ7E
 

Perhaps the dealer or the someone at the warehouse tried to update the firmware before it was shipped or sold and the update didn't complete correctly.  Not uncommon to perform firmware updates on gear before its shipped or sold.

Id document it, then just download perform a new update.

On 5/11/20 5:44 PM, N7ZM wrote:
Brian, sounds to me like the radios firmware was not installed properly and all it needs is a firmware new install which is easy to do but since rig is brand new I would call the dealer and see what he suggests. To me it would look like a bad omen of things to come so I would request a new exchange.
Ron N7ZM



Re: First power-up.... what?

N7ZM
 

Brian, sounds to me like the radios firmware was not installed properly and all it needs is a firmware new install which is easy to do but since rig is brand new I would call the dealer and see what he suggests. To me it would look like a bad omen of things to come so I would request a new exchange.
Ron N7ZM


Re: First power-up.... what?

Rejean Leveille
 

Hi Brian
I would first call your radio dealer, this looks like someone halted a software download or lost power, if this radio was unpacked at their site as demo,,,
Of course we could upload a full software in Groupio files but to work your SD card must be formatted from radio to create Ft101 file with Sub Capture MemList Menu to upload.
I do not know if each new format was dedicated to a specific serial number
next to call Yaesu service what they will recommend you

Good luck

va2am, Rejean


First power-up.... what?

Brian Smithson <brianesmithson@...>
 

Before I call Yaesu to find out what is wrong with my brand-spanking new -MP I'm posting here to see what silly thing I'm doing wrong.

Unpacked brand-new -MP and installed it. 

First power-on... Radio display says

"Insert Firmware SD Card"
"Touch the screen to continue"

All I had was a blank card, so I inserted that. Then it said

"Main Firmware File [ NG: No such file ]"
"Remove SD Card"

As soon as I remove the card, it says "Insert Firmware SD Card" again

So i powered down and disconnected everything. 

Now i can power up with the blank card installed. Great - I'll check firmware versions. The FUNC button doesn't work! I hear a beep, but no menus appear.

Other functions seem to work  -I can tune around, adjust the band, touch the screen, etc. But the FUNC button just beeps and nothing else. 

If I press and hold FUNC, it says "screen shot." I think that's now formatted my SD card because I can see the right folder structure on the card when I insert it into my PC. So, i went ahead and copied the latest firmware files to the SD card.

Now when I insert the card into the radio and power on, it sees the MAIN firmware file and installs it, then restarts, then... installs the MAIN firmware file again!

The only way to get out of that cycle is to remove the SD card, insert it into the PC, remove the firmware files, and re-insert the card into the radio. Now the radio will start but still no FUNC button beyond the beep.

What have I done wrong?

Thanks

-Brian n8wrl


Re: Dropping dits

joefargo@...
 

Yes, both front and rear jacks. 


Re: Dropping dits

K7GQ
 

Just wondering - does this occurs with both CW ports (front & rear)?  I've had trouble with the rear CW port on my radio not accepting keying from an external keyed (Winkeyer USB) which also defies logic.

Harry  K7GQ


Re: BUGs in the new firmware?

ja7kpi@...
 

Nobody has these problems?
Why Yaesu will not repair my rig, but only say "wait a moment".

Tada/JA7KPI


Re: Dropping dits

ray sylvester nr1r
 

i would put a ferrite 31 mix on the keyer cable.  wrap the cable thru a few times close to radio 


Dropping dits

joefargo@...
 

I have an FTdx101D.  I've had it for about 5 weeks.  Recently my wife, N0LG has gotten into CW.  We have a Bencher, a Vibrokeyer and a Kent paddles.  Everything has been fine until one evening the dit key would stop working.  The dahs would go fine, but nothing happened when pressing the dit key.  This happens with any paddles and it is at totally random times.  If we unplug the paddles and replug them in, it usually fixes the problem for a while, sometimes for many minutes, sometimes for only a few words before the dits go away.
I installed the latest firmware, but no change.  I did a hard reset, which is not normally required with a firmware update, but same deal, every so often the dits go away.  Like I said, it can happen with any of the three paddle sets we have.  In fact we just got a new Begali key with the same results.
This afternoon I hooked the rig and amp (VL1000) into my DL5K dummy load and ran it full power, 1000 watts sending whatever came to mind for about an hour.  Not one hitch.
Oh, one more thing, this dit loss can happen even when just practicing, not actually transmitting over the air at all.  Also, it can happen using either the front jack or the rear jack.
I use a Palstar HF-Auto and we always run close to 1.1 to 1 on our Alpha 4510 meter and our LP100A.  The wattmeter in the rig always show 1 to 1, as does the meter in the amp.
I've thought I had this problem fixed a dozen times, and out of the blue it comes back again.
Any thoughts or recommendations? 
Joe N0RF and Linda N0LG


Re: taken RS 232

F5PNI
 

Hi,

 

Tuner and RS232 are 2 different things.

What relationship do you see between these 2 elements?

If you are using an external ATU, you connect it to the socket (referenced in 22 in your manual, page 16) And you select in the TUNER menu the output that you will use with this external ATU.

The RS-232 socket is for receiving information from a PC connection on the RS-232 port, and you select in the menu 232C RATE the connection speed.

 

Best 73

Jean-Gabriel

 

 

 

 

> Message du 10/05/20 00:12
> De : "Régis F1UBW" <f1ubw@...>
> A : FTDX101D@groups.io
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> Objet : [FTDX101D] taken RS 232
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good evening,
Can you tell me if in the operation setting / menu you can select tuner or 232 C as the documentation says. Or did I not understand? Thank you
73 de f1ubw


taken RS 232

 


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good evening,
Can you tell me if in the operation setting / menu you can select tuner or 232 C as the documentation says. Or did I not understand? Thank you
73 de f1ubw


Re: Problem 30m FTDX101MP

Ken G0ORH
 

I wish it was my key or MOX doing the deed..hi
I was the USB here. Never had a mic or key or cans plugged it that morning.
fortunatly a few chaps on here saw this as a possible, Unplugged the usb rebooted everything plug back in and alls good.....though ive got my beedy eye on the so and so....hi

cheers

Ken.. G0ORH

On Saturday, 9 May 2020, 19:30:56 BST, Smdunahugh via groups.io <smdunahugh@...> wrote:


Double check you dont have code key shorted, I would suggest just inplug everything so there is not any possible cross wires , plug power and antenna back in, turn it back on and see if the fault goes away. Also sometimes when using computer with some radios there is a fault created where a transmit command loop is created upon turning back on, in that case simply unplug power cable, then plug it back in and then turn it on. Hope one of these helps 




On Saturday, May 9, 2020, 12:31 PM, w4dsd@... <w4dsd@...> wrote:

Ken, I had the exact same problem in the first week I owned the 101MP.  I was my cover on my Begali paddle that was pushing against one of the paddles.  When you power the radio on, if that happens, or for example you have the mic button pushed continuously on, then you will get the blinking TX indication although its not really putting out any power.  Common occurrence it seems.  I found the description in a small section of the manual somewhere talking about it....luckily it is an error reporting mechnanism to the user and doesn't damage anything. Glad you solved the problem.


Re: Problem 30m FTDX101MP

Smdunahugh <smdunahugh@...>
 

Double check you dont have code key shorted, I would suggest just inplug everything so there is not any possible cross wires , plug power and antenna back in, turn it back on and see if the fault goes away. Also sometimes when using computer with some radios there is a fault created where a transmit command loop is created upon turning back on, in that case simply unplug power cable, then plug it back in and then turn it on. Hope one of these helps 




On Saturday, May 9, 2020, 12:31 PM, w4dsd@... <w4dsd@...> wrote:

Ken, I had the exact same problem in the first week I owned the 101MP.  I was my cover on my Begali paddle that was pushing against one of the paddles.  When you power the radio on, if that happens, or for example you have the mic button pushed continuously on, then you will get the blinking TX indication although its not really putting out any power.  Common occurrence it seems.  I found the description in a small section of the manual somewhere talking about it....luckily it is an error reporting mechnanism to the user and doesn't damage anything. Glad you solved the problem.


Re: Problem 30m FTDX101MP

w4dsd@epbfi.com
 

Ken, I had the exact same problem in the first week I owned the 101MP.  I was my cover on my Begali paddle that was pushing against one of the paddles.  When you power the radio on, if that happens, or for example you have the mic button pushed continuously on, then you will get the blinking TX indication although its not really putting out any power.  Common occurrence it seems.  I found the description in a small section of the manual somewhere talking about it....luckily it is an error reporting mechnanism to the user and doesn't damage anything. Glad you solved the problem.


Re: Speech Processor Light

Adam McCarthy
 

Hi guys, I've also discovered (whether its deliberate or not) that if you TX, and press the PROC/MIC SPEED button, it will enable.

Its just an observation, I do not use PROC as I have external rack gear for audio.

Adam
VK2PW


From: FTDX101D@groups.io <FTDX101D@groups.io> on behalf of k4tj via groups.io <k4tj@...>
Sent: Friday, 8 May 2020 4:41 PM
To: FTDX101D@groups.io <FTDX101D@groups.io>
Subject: Re: [FTDX101D] Speech Processor Light
 
Mine was on, and I could not turn it off by pressing the Mic/Speed button!

I went to Func/CW Setting/Mode CW/CW Auto  mode and turned it off. Now the Mic/Speed button toggles the Proc light on and off. If you want it on, have the Proc light on when you invoke CW Auto Mode "ON".--
K4TJ


Re: Problem 30m FTDX101MP

Adam McCarthy
 

The "Porcelain reading room, indeed"!  The precise location I learned MS-DOS V6.1 and launched a 25+ year IT career into fruition...good memories LOL thank you for the journey back in time.

Adam
VK2PW


From: FTDX101D@groups.io <FTDX101D@groups.io> on behalf of K O via groups.io <kolson@...>
Sent: Saturday, 9 May 2020 10:08 AM
To: FTDX101D@groups.io <FTDX101D@groups.io>
Subject: Re: [FTDX101D] Problem 30m FTDX101MP
 
Reading the manual is "a silly comment"? Then why bother to have manuals?

The way to "not spend hours thumbing through a manual" is to at least learn how to use the table of contents. As an example, the original (superior IMHO) operation of the Noise Reduction was proclaimed to be a fault by many. As it happens, that was because it didn't work how most people expected. I was curious about this and 5 minutes with the manual explained that the NR control was not a NR level but a stepping through 15 different NR algorithms and that was spelled out in black and white!

Of course, if 20-30 minutes of reading and research is not fruitful, well that's what friends are for, lots of folks ready to help here.

PS: I will reveal my secret strategy. When I buy a new radio, I put the manual in the "porcelain reading room" and peruse it there at my leisure. Double duty, so to speak...

73, Kevin K3OX


----- Original Message -----
From: Eric <eric@...>
To: FTDX101D@groups.io
Sent: Fri, 08 May 2020 08:28:59 -0400 (EDT)
Subject: Re: [FTDX101D] Problem 30m FTDX101MP

Ignore silly comments !!

Why spend hours thumbing through a manual and hanging on the phone to Yaesu when you can ask your friendly Ham Pals on here first? Especially if someone already experienced and then fixed the same problem as you.

If we are not going to help fellow hams by short cutting the process then this forum ceases to have any point.

I always taught my students...   "The Only Stupid Question is the One You Never Asked"

Eric
G4VZZ

Stay Safe Everyone...



Re: Problem 30m FTDX101MP

K O K3OX
 

Reading the manual is "a silly comment"? Then why bother to have manuals?

The way to "not spend hours thumbing through a manual" is to at least learn how to use the table of contents. As an example, the original (superior IMHO) operation of the Noise Reduction was proclaimed to be a fault by many. As it happens, that was because it didn't work how most people expected. I was curious about this and 5 minutes with the manual explained that the NR control was not a NR level but a stepping through 15 different NR algorithms and that was spelled out in black and white!

Of course, if 20-30 minutes of reading and research is not fruitful, well that's what friends are for, lots of folks ready to help here.

PS: I will reveal my secret strategy. When I buy a new radio, I put the manual in the "porcelain reading room" and peruse it there at my leisure. Double duty, so to speak...

73, Kevin K3OX


----- Original Message -----
From: Eric <eric@...>
To: FTDX101D@groups.io
Sent: Fri, 08 May 2020 08:28:59 -0400 (EDT)
Subject: Re: [FTDX101D] Problem 30m FTDX101MP

Ignore silly comments !!

Why spend hours thumbing through a manual and hanging on the phone to Yaesu when you can ask your friendly Ham Pals on here first? Especially if someone already experienced and then fixed the same problem as you.

If we are not going to help fellow hams by short cutting the process then this forum ceases to have any point.

I always taught my students...   "The Only Stupid Question is the One You Never Asked"

Eric
G4VZZ

Stay Safe Everyone...



Re: Problem 30m FTDX101MP

K O K3OX
 

Reading the manual is "a silly comment?" Then why bother to have manuals?

The way to "not spend hours thumbing through a manual" is to at least learn how to use the table of contents. As an example, the original (superior IMHO) operation of the Noise Reduction was proclaimed to be a fault because it didn't work how most people expected. I was curious about this and 5 minutes with the manual explained that the NR control was not a NR level but a stepping through 15 different NR algorythims  


----- Original Message -----
From: Eric <eric@...>
To: FTDX101D@groups.io
Sent: Fri, 08 May 2020 08:28:59 -0400 (EDT)
Subject: Re: [FTDX101D] Problem 30m FTDX101MP

Ignore silly comments !!

Why spend hours thumbing through a manual and hanging on the phone to Yaesu when you can ask your friendly Ham Pals on here first? Especially if someone already experienced and then fixed the same problem as you.

If we are not going to help fellow hams by short cutting the process then this forum ceases to have any point.

I always taught my students...   "The Only Stupid Question is the One You Never Asked"

Eric
G4VZZ

Stay Safe Everyone...


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