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Re: Rebooting the 101MP

Tommy Bosco <tommybosco1520@...>
 

I know it sound dumb but make sure the VFO is not set to an OUT OF BAND frequency. This will cause the TX light to flash red as you indicated.

73,
N1UXA


Re: Rebooting the 101MP

George
 

I have a 101D and that happened to me as well. TX blinking and couldn’t transmit. I was within the ham band.

I also had the 101 lock up on me at other times. Pressed everything in sight and nothing responded.

Turned off rig and back on and both problems went away.

Yaesu bug?

 

George  K  W2YJ

 

From: FTDX101D@groups.io [mailto:FTDX101D@groups.io] On Behalf Of Jim Monty via groups.io
Sent: Monday, June 28, 2021 10:57 AM
To: FTDX101D@groups.io
Subject: [FTDX101D] Rebooting the 101MP

 

Good morning!

 

Had the 101mp power down while on vacation. Went to start the radio today and I can’t get the radio to work. Receiver works, but the red xmit indicator is blinking. Can't get to the menu to reset. External monitor won’t come on. 

 

What is the 3 button press to reboot (or was that my 3000?).

 

Any ideas?

Jim

N6DVR 



On Apr 25, 2021, at 05:35, Adrian Fewster <vk4tux@...> wrote:

On Sun, Apr 25, 2021 at 04:10 AM, James - K4JK wrote:

https://www.ebay.com/itm/184632360732

Thankyou James.

regards

Adrian Fewster


Re: Rebooting the 101MP

Carl Yaffey
 

I think it’s hold fast and lock while powering up.

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On Jun 28, 2021, at 10:56 AM, Jim Monty via groups.io <n6dvr@...> wrote:

Good morning!

Had the 101mp power down while on vacation. Went to start the radio today and I can’t get the radio to work. Receiver works, but the red xmit indicator is blinking. Can't get to the menu to reset. External monitor won’t come on. 

What is the 3 button press to reboot (or was that my 3000?).

Any ideas?

Jim
N6DVR 

On Apr 25, 2021, at 05:35, Adrian Fewster <vk4tux@...> wrote:

On Sun, Apr 25, 2021 at 04:10 AM, James - K4JK wrote:
https://www.ebay.com/itm/184632360732
Thankyou James.

regards

Adrian Fewster


Rebooting the 101MP

Jim Monty
 

Good morning!

Had the 101mp power down while on vacation. Went to start the radio today and I can’t get the radio to work. Receiver works, but the red xmit indicator is blinking. Can't get to the menu to reset. External monitor won’t come on. 

What is the 3 button press to reboot (or was that my 3000?).

Any ideas?

Jim
N6DVR 

On Apr 25, 2021, at 05:35, Adrian Fewster <vk4tux@...> wrote:

On Sun, Apr 25, 2021 at 04:10 AM, James - K4JK wrote:
https://www.ebay.com/itm/184632360732
Thankyou James.

regards

Adrian Fewster


Re: Insertion loss of amps and scopes

Rich K3VAT
 

Barry,
Thanks for the post.
The issue here is calibration - an accurate (true) measurement of the parameters of interest.
Neither the FTDX101 nor the MNFJ 989D have been calibrated for your experiment and without calibrated equipments, then the math is really mote.
GL 73 Rich, K3VAT


Re: FTdx-101MP Impressions

Scott Ellington <K9ma@...>
 

Actually, I have a K4 on order, and will sell the FTdx-101MP if it ever shows up. Meanwhile, the primary radio remains the K3.

73,
Scott K9MA


Anyone using a VIBROPLEX INRAD DMS-1 Microphone

Amateur Radio Station NT4I <nt4i@...>
 
Edited

Hello group! I have the Yaesu FTDX 101MP and a using the Vibroplex INRAD DMS-1 desk microphone and looking for preferred setting in the Yaesu FTDX101MP.
I will readily admit I do not have an understanding of audio settings and I am looking for advice and suggestions for setting up the microphone audio.
Thanks, NT4I


Re: upgrade

Albert Crespo <f5vhj@...>
 

This video will guide you through the upgrade.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZPecN7bh5xc

On 15/06/2021 19:31:30, Don Blachura via groups.io <haircutter@...> wrote:

Can anyone help me upgrade my ft-101d. I found out how to format it ,but can figure out how to load upgrade from yaesu .com to sd card for rig


Don..w2xb


Re: FTdx-101MP Impressions

Adrian Fewster
 

Ok on that Doug , I thought they (K4) were being shipped out now..
I know I could be dead before I get a response from Scott to any of my questions.
Setting the max power has many benefits including stopping overshoot from just an adjustment level set only.

vk4tux


Re: Insertion loss of amps and scopes

Adrian Fewster
 

Yes, but the 20% loss would not be detected by the rx station, so not worth the bother.

vk4tux


Insertion loss of amps and scopes

Barry D. Jacobson
 

I normally use my FTDX101D with a Heathkit SB220 amp. I also have two scopes, a Kenwood SM220 and a Heathkit SB610. Because Field Day rules say a 1D station cannot use more than 150 watts, I shut off the amp. I turned up power on rig all the way to 100 watts, while I normally drive amp with 50. My wattmeter on MFJ 989D tuner was showing between 80 and 85 watts on 20 and 40 meters. I was very puzzled and thought I had a malfunction in rig or some kind of weird foldback even with a dummy load. But I looked up manual, and Kenwood scope specs say insertion loss can be up to 0.9 dB (mainly on VHF bands}. Heath manual did not specify. Amp may also consume something even when off. I decided to bypass the amp and scopes with a jumper coax directly to tuner. Power went back up to exactly 100 watts on tuner. The lesson is that if you do the math, a 1 dB insertion loss can eat up 20% or more of your power. Be careful what you put inline.

--
Barry Jacobson
WA2VIU
bdj@...
@bdj_phd


Re: Field Day with the 101d

Morgan Bailey
 

Ditto!!!!!

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 Sun, Jun 27, 2021 at 7:56 AM Gary Schwartz <garysch69@...> wrote:

I operated from home yesterday strictly on CW for 4-5 hours and wanted to share what worked.  As a comparison last year I used a Ten Tec Omni VII.  Overall I found that I used the 101d much more because there was less fiddling with the controls and that it was less fatiguing to listen to.  My setup:  101d, external autotuner with 200' inverted V, N3FJP software, MORTTY (win keyer), paddles.  I started on 20 meters around 2:15PM.  Preamp 1 was on, width at 600.  The antenna was tuned once per band.  I was able to glance at the wattmeter and found the SWR foldback taking effect around 1.2:1.  At 1.6:1 there was a 10 watt power reduction, but this condition was only encountered on 80 where the antenna bandwidth is of course, much narrower.  The RF Gain was reduced to about 3 o'clock and the audio gain set to headphone listening level.  Interestingly, both of those controls never moved during operation on any band.  That was clearly not the case with the Omni VII.  On 40 and 80 the IPO preamp setting was used.  

Full QSK was flawless.  The noise and signals never pumped the AGC.  Stations could easily be heard between dits at 26 wpm.  That speed never varied except for my final contact with a slow speed guy.  On 40 I got smarter.  To eliminate being zero beat calling a station the TX Clarifier was set to +60 to 70 Hz.  That significantly increased the response rate.  On 40 and 80 I also reduced the BW to 500.  I know that the wide bandwidth will shock some of you, but I like being able to hear around the working frequency and find that the best filter lies between the two ears.  For a while both RXs were used.  One set at 500 Hz and the other at 150Hz.  That worked fine and some may like this.  Since the two RXs are not locked and that the time through the various filters are different, phasing effects are present.  That said, it was fun to use and signals were easily peaked while still retaining the ability to hear the surrounding area.  With the single RX running, using the APF brought the weaker stations to the front and eliminated the close-in strong guys.  That was used on less than 10 contacts, but was very effective.  The APF was set to wide.  I did not try the Contour in the peak mode in place of the APF.  If it's in the IF, that would make it even better.

In short, it was a fun time and the radio proved to be a winner.

Gary
K3OS

 


Re: FTdx-101MP Impressions

Doug Renwick
 

I could be dead long before a K4 would be delivered. Elecraft clearly 'overhung the market' on this rig.

 

 

Doug

 

Free Climbing - The ultimate test of strength and technique.


From: FTDX101D@groups.io [mailto:FTDX101D@groups.io] On Behalf Of Adrian Fewster
Sent: June-26-21 11:43 PM
To: FTDX101D@groups.io
Subject: Re: [FTDX101D] FTdx-101MP Impressions

 

Scott, I would trade in the FTDX101 and get an Elecraft K4 ? Even  though it only came in 13th on the Sherwood list, it
does everything you need for CW ?

vk4tux


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Re: k2 and field day

Jim Jerzycke
 

I agree 100% with Don. When my FT-1000D went belly-up during Museum Ships Weekend, I broke out my K2 "backup radio" and used it. The K2 is a good little radio, but nothing like the 1000D.

Then my 101MP arrived a few days later, and W0W! The panadapter on my Flex had spoiled me, and the LP-PAN I ran on my big Kenwoods was equally good, but after a year of using the 1000D with no panadapter I'd forgotten how useful it was. The 101MP with a 24" monitor has spoiled me again.

Did some semi-casual operating with the 101MP during Field Day, and I'm very happy with it. No, it's not perfect, no radio is, and Yaesu dropped the ball on a few things as discussed here, but this is the best radio for digging signals out of noise and crowded conditions that I've ever owned.

73, Jim  KQ0EA

On Sunday, June 27, 2021, 9:34:40 AM MDT, Don Blachura via groups.io <haircutter@...> wrote:


Boy after using the ft -101d for a couple weeks now, mostly ragchewing in cw.
Yesterday set my K2,a battery and a end fed wire at 15 feet and a paper log,
to work emergency communications FieldDay. Worked great and many qso's.
 But what a change between rigs. Can' t beat the ft101d rx. and panadapter. Enjoy it very much.
Big change from years ago.

Don..w2xb


Re: FTdx101 Panadapter Shortcomings

Lou W7HV
 

Yes.  Having AGC slope and threshold would be a very welcome addition to the rig.  As with other radios that don't have these controls, two things that can be used to influence AGC to a degree are RF GAIN and WIDTH.  Reducing RF gain can reduce AGC action. This also serves to reduce the influence of very strong nearby signals.  For CW, reducing WIDTH can increase AGC action and improve reception of weak fading signals.


k2 and field day

Don Blachura
 

Boy after using the ft -101d for a couple weeks now, mostly ragchewing in cw.
Yesterday set my K2,a battery and a end fed wire at 15 feet and a paper log,
to work emergency communications FieldDay. Worked great and many qso's.
 But what a change between rigs. Can' t beat the ft101d rx. and panadapter. Enjoy it very much.
Big change from years ago.

Don..w2xb


Re: New book for Yaesu FTDX101 owners

Laurie G3UML
 

Quite helpful for someone who’s had the rig for a year as well
Laurie G3UML 


On 27 Jun 2021, at 15:08, Lou W7HV via groups.io <louandzip@...> wrote:

Agree.  I appreciate the approach and presentation of information.  I can see where it could be quite helpful for someone starting out with the rig.  IMO, it's not authoritative and comprehensive and I did not find anything new in it for me in the areas that I use and am familiar with.  I did find a few minor factual errors and things missing.


Re: FTdx101 Panadapter Shortcomings

Scott Ellington <K9ma@...>
 

You can set the AGC time constants, but not threshold or slope.

73,
Scott K9MA


Re: New book for Yaesu FTDX101 owners

Lou W7HV
 

Agree.  I appreciate the approach and presentation of information.  I can see where it could be quite helpful for someone starting out with the rig.  IMO, it's not authoritative and comprehensive and I did not find anything new in it for me in the areas that I use and am familiar with.  I did find a few minor factual errors and things missing.


Re: New book for Yaesu FTDX101 owners

Noel Gauntlett
 

Even Yaesu doesn't clearly explain the amc/mic gain.        


On Sun, Jun 27, 2021 at 8:41 AM Rick Boswell <frboswell@...> wrote:
Useful but in some ways, disappointing. I was hoping for an authoritative technical discussion of the set up of Mic Gain, AMC and Proc levels, but the author avoids this and, in effect, says "use my settings." Also much repetition of the factory manual content, but sometimes more understandable. I recommend this book (partly because it seems to be the only book available on the topic), but it leaves room for more technical detail.

Rick
K8EZB

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