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Had +5VDC and GND swapped, feeding a GPS receiver. Source is +5VDC output @ DB9 port on Yaesu FT-2600M, now showing 0V. Did I fry something?

Basically, I connected +5VDC to the ground of a GPS receiver, and now have no power from the power source. Is it possible to mess something up by doing this? I feel like this is more of a basic ...
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Presumably working FT-8900R doesn't turn on. What can be a reason?

I bought a pre-owned Yaesu FT-8900R. Sadly turned out that the radio doesn't turn on. When I hold the power button (the right bottom one) the speaker pops briefly but nothing else happening. The ...
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Yaesu FT-891: power drops to 50% when TNR is ON and SWR is 1.5:1

I noticed a weird behavior of my Yaesu FT-891 transceiver. I'm using it with an external autotuner mAT-30 (120W SSB/CW, 30W PSK31), which is compatible with Yaesu FC-50. When I connect a 100W 50 Ohm ...
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Where is the speaker on the Yaesu FT-857D?

I'm considering buying a Yaesu FT-857D for car mount and I'm now concerned the speaker is on the body and only the body and not on the head unit. Where's the speaker? Can a mic contain the speaker ...
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Bluetooth icon on Yaesu FT-1D display: Is there Bluetooth integrated?

I've recently come into possession of a Yaesu FT-1DR, and one of the first things I noticed is that it has a bluetooth icon on the screen! Turn up the contrast and look carefully at the line of icons.....
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is KPA100 a good amplifier for Yaesu Vx-8Dr

I am interested to explore what a Yaesu VX-8DR radio can do and would like to add an amplifier to it. One of the AMPs that seems to work with a 5W input is KPA100, I am still doubtful how the Yaesu ...
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Another Yaesu G-5400B output voltage question

This question is very similar Yaesu G-5400B rotator controller problem, with a bit of a twist. I'm getting a consistent 5.84 VDC up to the rotators and the expected 0-5.84 VDC at terminals A1-3 and ...
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FTDX3000D SWR Meter

I just bought a Yaesu FTDX3000D and would like to see the SWR. Is it possible to display the SWR on the FTDX3000D? If so, what menu option would that be? I'm not finding it. I searched for this ...
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What is the external mic/speaker pinout for the Yaesu FT-4XR / FT-65R / FT-25R / SSM-16B?

These newer HTs seem to have a different pinout than the older Yaesu HTs. The older HTs used a single 3.5mm TRRS plug - these use a two-plug connector, with a 2.5mm jack and a 3.5mm jack, similar to ...
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Yaesu FT-450D CW from computer - DATA and CAT connectors

Yaesu FT-450D Transceiver USB-to-DB9 cable installed to the CAT interface Computer runs the ADMS-450 channel-programming program fine. Computer can run the PCC remote-control program fine. DATA ...
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Yaesu memory programming - skip vs. select vs. off/blank? FTM-100/400 series

I have a Yaesu FTM-400XDR, but this applies equally to at least the FTM-100 series and probably other radios. When you program memory channels/frequencies, you can select one of three options: ...
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Yaesu FT-450D How to troubleshoot problems with the Keyer jack

I am a big fan of the Yaesu FT-450D but there is one really frustrating quirk that took some time to figure out. The FT-450 has a keyer jack on the front panel. It is the lower of two 1/8 inch ...
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Yaesu FT-60 vs. FT-70

I'm looking at a getting a Yaesu FT-60 but have found that the FT-70 is priced similarly (add \$30-\$50). I'm having a hard time determining the key differences between the two. Reading up online, it ...
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computer control for Yaesu FT-450

I just acquired a Yaesu FT-450 and am interested in what it can do when connected to my PC. I see that there is programming software available with which one can load information into the 450's ...
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Yaesu FT-8800 + TinyTrak4

I´m using the Yaesu FT-8800 with the Byonics TinyTrak4 as APRS tracker in my car. There is a menu setting to bind the data jack to a VFO, but transmission is always done using main VFO. So if I talk ...
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Is there a Yaesu BCD code for the 60m band?

I'm thinking of making my own band decoder (arduino or raspberry pi) for my Yaesu and my SunSDR. Online there are multiple sources with the BCD codes Yaesu uses but nowhere do I see a specific code ...
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Is it safe to monitor a channel while charging my handheld?

I imagine this changes depending on what HT you are using. In my case, it is a Yaesu FT-1XDR, charging in the Yaesu CD-41 charging cradle. The radio itself doesn't stop me from monitoring a channel ...
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Yaesu FT-65R quick function keys: changing values

I am using a FT-65R radio and loving it much. However I have a problem with assigning menu items to P1-P4 buttons. If I assign CTCSS menu item to, let's say P2, then after pressing P2 the menu item is ...
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Yaesu FTM-3200dr Antenna

I am looking to upgrade my station soon by buying a Yaesu FTM-3200dr mobile 2m radio. I am limited on funds for radio and I don't want to get the wrong type of antenna connector and wast a bunch of ...
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Yaesu VX-8DE bricked after cloning. Any methods to revive it?

I seem to have bricked my VX-8DE yesterday after cloning it from a PC (using CHIRP) I was able to copy the data from the radio without problems. I edited it in chirp, then sent it back to the radio. ...
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Old Yaesu FT-470 HT audio feedback with external speaker mic

I have a generic external speaker mic with the two-pin connection (1x 3.5mm, 1x 2.5mm mono jack), which doesn't work with my FT-470 (no real surprise, figured I'd just mod it.) I've started the mod, ...
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Yaesu FT-857D VFO scan won't stop

I have set ny Yaesu FT857-D to PMS scan of the 144-148MHz FM ham band, but it doesn't seem to find anything. However, I see the green "busy" light come on every once in a while during the scanning, ...
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Building a headset for a Yaesu FT-270r

I'm trying to build a headset for my Yaesu FT-270r, which replaced a FT-250r. I had a working setup with the FT-250r. An electret microphone element connected to the MIC/PTT pin of the four-way ...
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Yaesu G-5400B rotator controller problem

I'm currently facing a little problem with our Yaesu controller. I have done all the calibration and the controller appears to be working fine. Unfortunately, it does so for short duration (a couple ...
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Radio wont RX or TX on repeaters. Fine in simplex

I am having this issue and cant seem to find a solution. I am running a Yaesu vx6r radio, I have had it for about 6 years. Today, I fired it up, as I had just built a 5 element 70cm yagi for satellite ...
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How many independent power settings does the Yaesu FT-897/857 have?

I have found, and the manual agrees, that the Yaesu FT-897 (and presumably the essentially identical FT-857) stores multiple “RF POWER SET” values, for different bands. The manual simply describes ...
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Yaesu FTDX-1200 how to load band stack register

I have a Yaesu FTDX-1200. There is a feature that allows storage of 3 sets of frequency for each of the band selection buttons. I tried pressing store and then the band button but it does not seem to ...
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What is the difference between Yaesu noise blanker (analog IF) and Icom noise blanker (perhaps digital)

What is the difference between the Yaesu (say FT DX 5000) and Icom (say IC 7700) noise blankers? I understood that the Yaesu NB is an analogue one while Icom uses a digital solution.
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Yaesu exceeding power limit under certain conditions

I noticed something fairly interesting today, under certain operating conditions my FT857D will exceed the power limit, the highest I saw it go was around 150W! This happened when the power was set to ...
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Using standard headphones with the Yaesu FT-60?

I just got a Yaesu FT-60R handheld, along with the MH-37A4B earpiece. After having it around for a couple days, I think I'd like to be able to connect standard headphones to it, so as to be able to ...
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What does the “USER” programmable key function do on the Yaesu FT-897D?

I was just reviewing the manual of my Yaesu FT-897D to remind myself of useful functions I might have forgotten about, and I found the programmable function keys, which can be set to any of “All Multi ...
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How is “clarifier” control helpful?

My radio-club recently got a Yaesu FT-225RD transceiver and I'm trying to digest its manual (available for download here). This is the first ham radio that I'm learning how to use, so I could be ...
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What does a lightning bolt symbol next to an antenna connector mean?

On the back of my Yaesu FT-897, next to each of the antenna connectors, there are lightning-bolt-ish symbols. What do these mean, and is there something I ought to be doing because of that? I have ...
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How do I select a programmed memory scan on the Yaesu FT-897D?

The Yaesu FT-897D has a so-called “Programmable Memory Scan (PMS)” feature, which allows limiting scanning to a user-defined band by creating special paired memory entries which set the upper and ...
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Airband Jammed on Yaesu VX-6R

I am an owner of a Yaesu VX-6R. This radio works great on amateur bands. As a glider pilot I often need to hear the frequency of the local airport. I would like to find out whether this radio is ...
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Can a Yaesu FT-7900R be physically connected to both KPC-9612+ ports?

The Yaesu FT-7900R has a single data port (mini DIN 6-pin) for 1200 and 9600 bps TNCs. Page 10 of the manual states: In accordance with industry standards, the signal levels, impedances, and ...
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Is there a way to modify my Yaesu FT-60 to transmit on all 4 ham bands it can receive?

I have a Yaesu FT-60, and it can transmit on 2m, 70cm, and receive 1.25m and 33cm bands. I would really like to find a way to get it to transmit on 1.25 and 33cm. Is there a way to make this happen?