Re: Manually Programming Your ... Yaesu FT-60R
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This is a wonderful question. We encourage students, in fact we require they demonstrate the ability to do so in class, to be able to program needed frequency, offset, tone, power, etc. from the keypad when needed. It is very unlikely that all responders to an event will have all the potential channels needed preprogrammed. While preprogramming increases productivity in the field, the ONE thing that we as amateurs have is frequency agility, it would be a shame to show up to help and not be able to program your radio.
With respect to channel names, we suggest representative abbreviations. For 146.520 we use V652 D, indicating VHF 6.520 direct (simplex), V704 would indicate 147.040 in a repeater configuration, U4090 would indicate 440.900 in a repeater configuration, etc. Makes a nice tidy abbreviation to fit on a display that only does a few characters, and allows more technically focused folks to know the frequency at a glance.
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Clint, this is good!
Do we ENCOURAGE, or DISCOURAGE, the individual memorized channels showing NAMES as they are dialed up via memory?
Or, do we encourage our students to know FREQUENCIES in memory, so they can QSY when net control says "...move up to 146.565 MHz?"
and I initiated “pre-programming” HTs for new hams while I was working
Out of that grew a presentation. Back then, of course, it was all performed
in-person. But now …
“How to Manually Program Your Yaesu FT-60R” via Zoom. Know of any
hams who might want to partake? I limit the audience to 10 attendees -
so that is stays intimate and all can ask everything they want to. And it will
keep the session to an hour.
West Coast time … I have Mondays off. But will add 6PM or 7PM start time
during the week.
Please send me an email with a couple “best times” for you. Or, if you
have a “lead,” send me their email address.
Clint Bradford K6LCS
clintbradford AT mac DOT com