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is KPA100 a good amplifier for Yaesu Vx-8Dr

and welcome to ham.stackexchange.com! Sorry, but the Elecraft KPA100 won't work at all with the Yaesu VX-8DR. The VX-8DR is a handheld that runs on the 6m/2m/1.25m/70cm bands; the KPA100 works on ...
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How is "clarifier" control helpful?

The clarifier is simply Yaesu's term for RIT (receiver incremental tuning) and XIT (transmitter incremental tuning), and can be used for either of those two adjustments, or turned off. RIT keeps your ...
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When should I switch antenna inputs on the Yaesu FT-897D?

The manual lists Frequency Range: Receive: 0.1-56 MHz, 76-108 MHz, 118-164 MHz, 420-470 MHz and Intermediate Frequencies: 1st: 68.33 MHz (SSB/CW/AM/FM) So the HF/50 port should be used for ...
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computer control for Yaesu FT-450

I'm not aware of an application that has full control of every feature. However, there are a variety of applications available that work for basic functions. FLRIG will give you many of the most ...
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Yaesu FT-450D CW from computer - DATA and CAT connectors

The "data" cable you picture provides only audio in and out. Some other device, like a TNC or a computer, must provide the modulation and demodulation to provide any data capability. Additionally, ...
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Presumably working FT-8900R doesn't turn on. What can be a reason?

OK, I figured it out. Turned out a little FFC cable disconnected inside the panel during the shipping. After fixing this the radio worked flawlessly!
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Can I use new 14500 batteries instead of AA with Yaesu VX-8DR?

The email from Yaesu's tech support was probably talking about non-rechargeable 1.5 V lithium (not lithium-ion) AA batteries, rather than rechargeable lithium-ion batteries with a nominal voltage of 3....
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computer control for Yaesu FT-450

Yaesu makes software like what you're looking for: Go the yaesu.com and find the FT-450D page, click on the Files tab, and look for: PCC-450 Software V1.13 and Reference Manual (07/18/14) The PCC-...
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What is the external mic/speaker pinout for the Yaesu FT-4XR / FT-65R / FT-25R / SSM-16B?

I figured out a way to be able to trigger the PTT properly using a transistor. It requires a high value resistor. I used a potentiometer to find the correct position. Based on a feedback I had, I ...
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Where is the speaker on the Yaesu FT-857D?

I don't have one handy to validate this, but in the manual you can see the speaker grille on top of the radio in the angled view on page 20. This is the same place it is on my FT-897. So, yes, the ...
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Bluetooth icon on Yaesu FT-1D display: Is there Bluetooth integrated?

Yaesu simply uses one LCD, which has a dot matrix display in the upper part, and a few fixed icons in the lower part, as can be seen in the picture in your question, for multiple handsets. Compare ...
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Yaesu memory programming - skip vs. select vs. off/blank? FTM-100/400 series

It seems on at least the FTM-400 series, there is a use for this. You can set the scan mode to "all mem" or "select mem": in "all mem" mode, the radio will scan all of the programmed channels, ...
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Yaesu FT-817 Won't transmit on 160m to 6m

Tim, what you have said provides a few clues to the problem you are seeing. Assuming that someone has not accessed the hidden menu which allows factory alignment of the radio, your problem is not a ...
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Yaesu FT-70DR Earpiece

The FT-70DR uses the same microphones as the FT-60, including the SSM-17A that you seem to have missed. The plug looks to be a 3.5 mm TRRS. The FT-60 is a common HT that has been produced for years, ...
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Best CW Low Cut & High Cut Slope Settings on the Yaesu FT-991A?

I am certain that this adjustable filter is for reception only. Note that the Yaesu FT-991A operating manual describes settings 051 and 052 under a section titled “Adjustable Receiver Audio Filter”. I ...
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Yaesu FT-857D VFO scan won't stop

Based on your description, I suspect the problem is that you have tone squelch (TSQ) enabled. In this mode, the audio is muted unless the signal contains the proper ...
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Building a headset for a Yaesu FT-270r

This sounds very similar in interface to the FT-60, which I recently prototyped such an adapter for. Try putting the microphone and PTT switch in series. This is how the MH-37A4B earbud headset for ...
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Yaesu G-5400B rotator controller problem

I had the same issue. I adjust the Azimuth every day, then sometimes it fails between 15-20 degrees. Then I replaced the regulator with a new one. Now it is ok.
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Yaesu FTM-3200dr Antenna

Page 13 of the Operating Manual says that radio has a fairly standard SO-239 jack and you need a 50 ohm antenna cable with the matching PL-259 plug. This is also commonly (and confusingly) known as a ...
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Is it safe to monitor a channel while charging my handheld?

Well, it's a commercial product, and I'd be very surprised would Yaesu be willing to deal with the anger if it wasn't safe to do something as obvious as that. Also, from an engineering point of view, ...
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Is there a Yaesu BCD code for the 60m band?

The bcd code for 60 metres is the same as 40 metres. (03 Hex) 0A is the code for 6 metres. I used a Arduino and monitored the output (HEX on LCD) while winding the radio tuning knob through the whole ...
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Is there a Yaesu BCD code for the 60m band?

Hex 0A is used for 60 meters on Yaesu radios that natively operate on 60 meters.
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Is it safe to monitor a channel while charging my handheld?

It's perfectly safe. Note that you will slow charging down, since you are using some of the battery's stored energy to monitor the frequency. A better solution might be to get a second battery for ...
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Yaesu FT-60 vs. FT-70

Frankly, the biggest difference I immediately see is the difference in batteries: Whereas the FT-60 uses NiMH batteries, the FT-70 is lithium-based. There's significantly higher energy density in ...
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Yaesu FT-991A: FM and C4FM modes don't work on HF bands

After reverting MARS/CAP mod everything works as expected. I don't know whether the problem was caused by the mod per se or maybe just one of FCC cables was a little bit misplaced when the mod was ...
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Can Yaesu FT-65 be charged from a 12 VDC automotive accessory outlet?

The battery inside the radio is almost certainly a lithium-ion type (one to three cells, most likely one or two), which requires the device to manage its charge (for safety, as well as for battery ...
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What is the format of Yaesu FT3D's QSOPCTDIR.dat and QSOPCTFAT.dat files?

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Yaesu FT-817 Won't transmit Dig, SSB or CW

Menu option for ssb filter (38?) should be "off", if no filter.
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