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Re: cw sending

Morgan Bailey
 

Don I can explain a bunch to you during a zoom meeting on a 1 on 1 zoom call. If you want a fast jumpstart to get up and running an not miss out on the best features, let me know. I would be glad to help any way that I can. You will be amazed what the 101 can do that the 6600 is not able to do. But, hands down, most likely the 6600 is easier to run a rtty contest with SO2R. Every rig has its strength. The 101 is the RX, hands down.

73, Morgan NJ8M
cell: 785-554-5561

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On Wed, Jun 16, 2021 at 5:59 AM Don Blachura via groups.io <haircutter=verizon.net@groups.io> wrote:
Tu very much Morgan,
Just got the rig yesterday, did the upgrade and learning the radio now. have to get used to
the rig, I have been using a Flex6600/m and a little different.
Thank you again and best 73

Don ...w2xb


Re: Key Clicks?

Barry D. Jacobson
 

I am leaving mine on 4 ms for now. I like crisp, sharp Morse Code, not blurred out. Have heard all kinds of weird sounds over the years. But if I am told it has key clicks or splattering, would consider changing the rise time.

In my opinion, you'd be better off sharing a frequency domain plot of the waveform at different rise times so we can compare how wide the spectrum is, if you can do it. May need to send series of dots and trigger on repetition rate.

Wondering also what type of coupler or attenuator you use to get transceiver output into your scope.

Best,

Barry WA2VIU

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On Wed, Jun 16, 2021, 4:05 PM Lou W7HV via groups.io <louandzip=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
Rob Sherwood has tested the bandwidth of the FTDX101MP at 8msec rise time and said it was the best he's seen.  That's for firmware 202104 and later.  In that and subsequent revs, the risetime was increased to more accurately reflect the setting number.  The actual risetime is still a bit faster than the number you set.  I've listened to it on another rig and can't tell the diff between 6 and 8 msec at 40+wpm so leave it at 8.  Here's a pic of the keying waveform at 60wpm and 8 msec.


Re: Key Clicks?

Lou W7HV
 

Rob Sherwood has tested the bandwidth of the FTDX101MP at 8msec rise time and said it was the best he's seen.  That's for firmware 202104 and later.  In that and subsequent revs, the risetime was increased to more accurately reflect the setting number.  The actual risetime is still a bit faster than the number you set.  I've listened to it on another rig and can't tell the diff between 6 and 8 msec at 40+wpm so leave it at 8.  Here's a pic of the keying waveform at 60wpm and 8 msec.


Re: phones

Don Blachura
 

TU Lou,
Don..w2xb


Re: phones

Lou W7HV
 

There is no earphone jack on the rear panel.  There's a fixed low level stereo audio output (MAIN, SUB) on the rear panel  I imagine that could be used if routed through a small audio amp that mixes them and has a volume control. 


Re: FTDX101D Noise on receive

Lou W7HV
 

Nothing like that on the two MPs I've had experience with.  It's electrical, coming through the speakers or headphones, right?   Anything else connected to the radio, USB, RS232, ...?   Is it there with everything disconnected?   If so, I'd then do a factory reset (hold FAST and LOCK through power up.)  If still there with nothing connected and after a reset, I'd call Yaesu support.

FWIW: After warmup, the MP's fan cycles on for ~10 sec then off for ~10.  It's annoying, but only sounds like a fan.


Re: PRESET button

W8UV Phil
 

Tnx Carl

On 6/16/2021 11:50 AM, Carl Yaffey wrote:
Blue


On Jun 16, 2021, at 11:49 AM, W8UV Phil <w8uv@...> wrote:

When PRESET is engaged what is the color of the button?

Phil  W8UV


Re: Key Clicks?

Daniel W9DGI
 

The CW WAVE SHAPE setting changes the rise time of the keying waveform. Leave it at 6ms or 8ms; don't set it at 4ms -- a longer rise time is less likely to result in key clicks. The latest firmware release added the 8ms option to address any possible issues with key clicks.
73
Daniel W9DGI


Re: PRESET button

Carl Yaffey
 

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On Jun 16, 2021, at 11:49 AM, W8UV Phil <w8uv@...> wrote:

When PRESET is engaged what is the color of the button?

Phil  W8UV


PRESET button

W8UV Phil
 

When PRESET is engaged what is the color of the button?

Phil  W8UV


Re: FTDX101D Noise on receive

Ukradio User
 


Hi

Maybe fan brake ???

On Wed, 16 Jun 2021 at 16:12, steve54 via groups.io <tunstall_stephen=yahoo.co.uk@groups.io> wrote:
I have just bought a FTDX101D and i think there is a problem with the receive ? I wonder if anyone can help,

With the volume set at zero i hear what i can only describe as a rasping noise on and off completely random, its still present on low volume but seems
to disappear at normal levels, but i am unclear if its still at higher volume, I have unplugged the Yaesu extension speaker and its still present on the internal speaker.
My Icom 7610 is silent on same antenna and power supply, Its sounds electrical noise but somehow on receive audio and quite load really.
Anyone else observed this as to me this doesn't sound right.

Volume zero
Antenna can be unplugged
both receivers can be off
changed power supply
 


FTDX101D Noise on receive

steve54
 

I have just bought a FTDX101D and i think there is a problem with the receive ? I wonder if anyone can help,

With the volume set at zero i hear what i can only describe as a rasping noise on and off completely random, its still present on low volume but seems
to disappear at normal levels, but i am unclear if its still at higher volume, I have unplugged the Yaesu extension speaker and its still present on the internal speaker.
My Icom 7610 is silent on same antenna and power supply, Its sounds electrical noise but somehow on receive audio and quite load really.
Anyone else observed this as to me this doesn't sound right.

Volume zero
Antenna can be unplugged
both receivers can be off
changed power supply
 


Re: upgrade

surfside1999
 

Hi Group ...

I downloaded the May FW last evening, without incident.

The rig is an October 2020 production and the April 2021 FW had not been loaded.

The firmware loading document on the YAESU website is excellent!

Nice job YAESU on addressing these specific items.



John
WA4AIP
ARRL CHARTER LIFE MEMBER
         50 Years Hamming!


On Jun 15, 2021, at 6:52 PM, Rejean Leveille <rejva2am@...> wrote:

Hi,
The SD card MUST be formatted with the radio and not with any computer.
Of course after downloading the compressed file, yes you can unzip them with your computer, then to transfer them on your DS card inside the FTdx101 directory files.
The radio will just install the new required one.

73, Rejean, va2am


Key Clicks?

Lahra Flip Svare KT9X
 

In another forum, they were talking about changing the "rise time" to 6ms (from any faster setting) to prevent key clicks.  They also said many times the "key clicks" that receiving operators complain about are actually caused by their own misuse of the Noise Blanker.  So I've been checking into "rise time".  I don't think I fully understand it yet and how it relates to the possible perceived "key clicks". But the only setting I see on the FTDX101D that might relate is the "CW WAVE SHAPE".  Mine is currently set to 8ms, but it seems that 6ms is the default.  I believe one of our FTDX101 Group Zoom meetings mentioned to change that to 8ms, and that is probably why mine is not set to the default 6ms.  However I also see the option for 4ms.  Perhaps that faster setting might lead to key clicks??  I am thoroughly confused as to what may or may not cause the key clicks, but I'm leaving my "cw wave shape" set to 8ms, pending any replies from this prestigious group that my sway me toward another setting.  Or maybe the whole "rise time" issue isn't addressed by the wave shape at all, if that's the case, someone please set me straight.  I'm still learning this radio.

73, Flip
KT9X


phones

Don Blachura
 

Can ear phones be connect on rear of ft -101d?

Don..w2xb


Re: cw sending

Don Blachura
 

Tu very much Morgan,
Just got the rig yesterday, did the upgrade and learning the radio now. have to get used to
the rig, I have been using a Flex6600/m and a little different.
Thank you again and best 73

Don ...w2xb


Re: cw sending

Morgan Bailey
 

That is the norm. You should see your keyed signal on the panadapter screen. With the last patch the water fall stayed when you quit keying. If you have not upgraded the firmware you will not see the waterfall return, and will have to wait for it to repaint. The last patch really did great things for the DNR. It fixed some 232 problems and kept the waterfall from totally going and having to wait for a rescan of the frequency.

I am sure you will find the 101 one heck of a great RX once you master the usage of all the options for noise reduction and peaking the signal with brick wall filtering that does not allow AGC pumping.

73, Morgan NJ8M
BS + MS + $2.98 = COFFEE
Real Life Experience = Priceless, says the man who set his back yard on fire with a breadboard tuner loading a 160 meter inverted L with 1000 watts. LOL


On Wed, Jun 16, 2021 at 5:01 AM Don Blachura via groups.io <haircutter=verizon.net@groups.io> wrote:
Gm,
When sending cw, the panadapter screen goes blank when I key. The meters and other 
info is still showing. is there a setting or is that the norm? 

Don..w2xb


cw sending

Don Blachura
 

Gm,
When sending cw, the panadapter screen goes blank when I key. The meters and other 
info is still showing. is there a setting or is that the norm? 

Don..w2xb


Re: upgrade

Lou W7HV
 

Yep.  My notebook computer only takes micro SD cards (seems most do).  They've worked FB on the FTDX101 with an adapter.


Re: upgrade

Rejean Leveille
 

Hi,
The SD card MUST be formatted with the radio and not with any computer.
Of course after downloading the compressed file, yes you can unzip them with your computer, then to transfer them on your DS card inside the FTdx101 directory files.
The radio will just install the new required one.

73, Rejean, va2am

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