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YAESU Manuals

YAESU Manuals

Digital Communications Guide for Amateur Radio Operators  ( 6.82 MB )

System Fusion (3.3 MB)

FT-991

 Digital Guide  ( 6.82 MB )
Amateur Radio \ Brochures \ HF/Satellite Transceivers and Amps
FT-991 Single Page Ad  ( 2.84 MB )
      FT-991 Leaflet  ( 5.94 MB )
Amateur Radio \ Manuals \ HF/Satellite Transceivers and Amps
FT-991 CAT Operation Reference Manual (1612-D0) 12/06/16  ( 736.14 KB )
      FT-991 Firmware Upgrade Manual  ( 1.06 MB )
      FT-991 Instruction Manual (GM Edition)  ( 5.60 MB )
      FT-991 Operating Manual  ( 27.55 MB )
      FT-991 Instruction Manual (WIRES-X Edition)  ( 3.72 MB )
      SCU-17 USB Interface Unit Instruction Manual  ( 2.97 MB )
      Amateur Radio Digital Standards  ( 997.05 KB )
Amateur Radio \ Software
FT-991/ SCU-17 USB Driver (Virtual COM Port Driver)  ( 3.74 MB )
      FT-991 Update Firmware Information 02/28/17  ( 253.10 KB )
      FT-991 All current Firmware including the New Update Main (Ver. 02-20) 02/28/17  (3.68 MB )
      FT-991/ SCU-17 USB Driver Installation Manual  ( 415.69 KB )

 

FT-2DR     

 Amateur Radio Digital Standards  ( 997.05 KB )
Amateur Radio \ Manuals \ VHF/UHF Handhelds
FT2DR Instruction Manual (APRS Edition)  ( 22.48 MB )
      FT2DR/DE Operating Manual  ( 37.21 MB )
      FT2DR Instruction Manual (GM Edition)  ( 6.80 MB )
      FT2DR Instruction Manual (WIRES-X Edition)  ( 9.72 MB )
Amateur Radio \ Software
FT2DR/DE ADMS-8 Programming Software Ver.1.0.0.2 (4/1/16)  ( 65.30 MB )
      FT2DR/DE Update Firmware Information (04-19-16)  ( 36.79 KB )
      FT2DR/DE DSP Firmware Update Instruction Manual (01/20/16)  ( 10.68 MB )
      FT2DR/DE Main/Sub Firmware Update Instruction Manual (01/20/16)  ( 8.50 MB )
      FT2DR/DE Firmware Update MAIN Ver. 1.07, SUB Ver. 1.04 and DSP Ver. 0412 (04/19/16)
      ( 33.71 MB )
      SCU-19 USB Driver Installation Manual  ( 1.10 MB )
      SCU-19 USB Driver (PL2303)  ( 2.17 MB )

 

FT1DR – FT1DE – FT1XDR

 FT1DR/FT1DE Brochure  ( 3.21 MB )
Amateur Radio \ Manuals \ Digital
FT1DR/DE Instruction Manual (WIRES-X Edition)  ( 8.74 MB )
      Amateur Radio Digital Standards  ( 997.05 KB )
Amateur Radio \ Manuals \ VHF/UHF Handhelds
FT1DE French Instruction Manual (APRS Edition)  ( 6.36 MB )
      FT1DE Deutsch Instruction Manual (APRS Edition)  ( 6.36 MB )
      FT1DE Italiano Instruction Manual (APRS Edition)  ( 6.36 MB )
      FT1DE Spanish Instruction Manual (APRS Edition)  ( 6.36 MB )
      FT1DE French Instruction Manual (GM Edition)  ( 3.45 MB )
      FT1DE Deutsch Instruction Manual (GM Edition)  ( 3.62 MB )
      FT1DE Italiano Instruction Manual (GM Edition)  ( 3.46 MB )
      FT1DE Spanish Instruction Manual (GM Edition)  ( 3.46 MB )
      FT1DR Instruction Manual (APRS Edition)  ( 0.98 MB )
      FT1DR/DE Operating Manual  ( 26.29 MB )
      FT1DR Instruction Manual (GM Edition)  ( 202.22 KB )
      FT1XDR/DE Operating Manual  ( 23.45 MB )
Amateur Radio \ Software
Announcement of FTM400 FT1D Firmware 10/22/14  ( 178.10 KB )
      FT1DR/DE ADMS-6 Programming Software Ver.1.0.2.16 (4/1/16)  ( 40.58 MB )
      FT1DR/DE Software Update Information (04/19/16)  ( 36.57 KB )
      FT1DR/DE Software Main (Ver 2.07) and DSP (Ver 0410) (04/19/16)  ( 4.71 MB )
      FT1XDR/DE Software Update Information (04/19/16)  ( 35.66 KB )
      FT1XDR/DE Software Main (Ver 12.07) (04/19/16)  ( 6.59 MB )
      SCU-18 USB Driver Installation Manual  ( 1.34 MB )
      SCU-18 USB Cable Driver (USB60F)  ( 3.98 MB )
      SCU-19 USB Driver Installation Manual  ( 1.10 MB )
      SCU-19 USB Driver (PL2303)  ( 2.17 MB )

 

FTM-400DR – FTM-400XDR

 FTM-400XDR image  ( 9.39 MB )
Amateur Radio \ Brochures \ VHF/UHF Mobile Transceivers
 FTM-400DR/DE Brochure  ( 2.52 MB )
Amateur Radio \ Manuals
  FTM-400XDR/DE Quick Guide  ( 5.44 MB )
Amateur Radio \ Manuals \ Digital
 Amateur Radio Digital Standards  ( 997.05 KB )
Amateur Radio \ Manuals \ VHF/UHF Mobile Transceivers
FTM-400DR Instruction Manual (APRS Edition)  ( 10.56 MB )
      FTM-400DR/DE Operating Manual  ( 71.20 MB )
      FTM-400DR/DE Instruction Manual (WIRES-X Edition)  ( 16.23 MB )
      FTM-400DR Instruction Manual (GM Edition)  ( 4.52 MB )
      FTM-400XDR/DE Operating Manual  ( 71.09 MB )
      WIRES-X Connection Kit HRI-200 Instruction Manual  ( 6.48 MB )
Amateur Radio \ Software
Announcement of FTM400 FT1D Firmware 10/22/14  ( 178.10 KB )
      FTM-400DR/DE ADMS-7 Programming Software Ver.1.0.0.2 (10/15/15)  ( 68.14 MB )
      FTM-400DR/DE Firmware Update Information (02/12/16)  ( 41.31 KB )
      FTM-400DR/DE Firmware Main Ver. 220 (02/12/16)  ( 8.63 MB )
      FTM-400XDR/XDE Firmware Update Information (02/12/16)  ( 30.40 KB )
      FTM-400XDR/XDE Firmware Main Ver. 220 (02/12/16)  ( 14.19 MB )
      SCU-20 Driver Installation Manual  ( 1.02 MB )
      SCU-20 PC Connection Cable Driver  ( 2.17 MB )

 

FTM-100DR

 Amateur Radio Digital Standards  ( 997.05 KB )
Amateur Radio \ Manuals \ VHF/UHF Mobile Transceivers
FTM-100DR Instruction Manual (APRS Edition)  ( 33.04 MB )
      FTM-100DR Operating Manual  ( 47.61 MB )
      FTM-100DR/DE Quick Manual  ( 2.61 MB )
      FTM-100DR Instruction Manual (GM Edition)  ( 4.75 MB )
      FTM-100DR Instruction Manual (WIRES-X Edition)  ( 8.79 MB )
      WIRES-X Connection Kit HRI-200 Instruction Manual  ( 6.48 MB )
 Amateur Radio \ Software
      FTM-100DR/DE ADMS-9 Programming Software (02/26/16)  ( 65.49 MB )
      FTM-100DR/DE Firmware Update Information (08/03/16)  ( 41.66 KB )
      FTM-100DR/DE All current Firmware including the MAIN Ver. 1.30, Panel Ver. 1.30 and DSP Ver. 0410 (08/03/16)  ( 9.58 MB )
      FTM-100DR/DE Firmware Main Ver. 1.30 (08/03/16)  ( 1.22 MB )
      SCU-20 PC Connection Cable Driver  ( 3.21 MB )

 

FT-991A – FT-991GM

 M-1 Leaflet  ( 1.14 MB )
 FT-991A Brochure  ( 5.48 MB )
Amateur Radio \ Manuals \ HF/Satellite Transceivers and Amps
FT-991A CAT Operation Reference Manual (1612-C) 12-06-16  ( 1.26 MB )
      FT-991A Firmware Upgrade Manual  ( 1.79 MB )
      FT-991A Instruction Manual (GM Edition)  ( 6.51 MB )
      FT-991A Operating Manual  ( 32.93 MB )
      FT-991A Instruction Manual (WIRES-X Edition)  ( 3.87 MB )
      M-1 Reference Microphone Operation Manual  ( 2.86 MB )
 Amateur Radio \ Software
      FT-991A/ SCU-17 USB Driver (Virtual COM Port Driver)  ( 3.74 MB )
      FT-991A Update Firmware Information 2/28/17  ( 253.82 KB )
      FT-991A All current Firmware including the New Update Main (Ver. 01-08) 02/28/17
( 4.42 MB )
      FT-991A/ SCU-17 USB Driver Installation Manual  ( 415.69 KB )

 

DR-1 – DR-1X

 DR-1 Leaflet  ( 991.42 KB )
Amateur Radio \ Manuals
 DR-1X Repeater Internet Connectivity through a WiRES-X Node  ( 160.06 KB )
Amateur Radio \ Manuals \ Digital
DR-1 REPEATER, BASE and REMOTE Mode Operations  ( 349.15 KB )
      DR-1X Repeater Internet Connectivity through a WiRES-X Node  ( 160.06 KB )
      DR-1X/DR-1XE Operating Manual  ( 25.25 MB )
      DR-1X/DR-1XE Repeater Controller Interfacing (SCOM-7330)  ( 487.77 KB )
      WIRES-X Connection Kit HRI-200 Instruction Manual  ( 6.48 MB )
      Amateur Radio Digital Standards  ( 997.05 KB )
 Amateur Radio \ Software 
      DR-1X/DR-1XE Latest Firmware Update Announcement 9/23/16  ( 568.06 KB )
      DR-1X_DR-1XE Firmware Update Information (MAIN Ver. 1.10Q/ DSP Ver. 4.13) 09-23-16  ( 104.55 KB )
      DR-1X/DR-1XE Firmware Update (MAIN Ver. 1.00n/ DSP Ver. 4.11) 3/14/16  ( 3.15 MB )
      DR-1X/DR-1XE Firmware Update (MAIN Ver. 1.00t/ DSP Ver. 4.11) 01/20/16  ( 3.09 MB )
      DR-1X_DR-1XE Firmware Update Manual (MAIN Ver. 1.10Q/ DSP Ver. 4.13) 09-23-16  ( 1.11 MB )
      DR-1X/DR-1XE Firmware Update (MAIN Ver. 1.10Q/ DSP Ver. 4.13) 9/23/16  ( 1.39 MB )
      SCU-20 USB Serial Cable Driver  ( 4.32 MB )

 

FTM-3200DR

Amateur Radio \ Manuals \ Digital
FTM-3200DE French Advance Manual  ( 2.07 MB )

      FTM-3200DE French Operating Manual  ( 2.49 MB )
      FTM-3200DE French Quick Manual  ( 1.50 MB )
      FTM-3200DR Advance Manual  ( 1.94 MB )
      FTM-3200DR Operating Manual  ( 2.32 MB )
      FTM-3200DR Quick Manual  ( 1.44 MB )

 

HRI-200

WIRES-X connection kit HRI-200 Firmware (Ver.1.01)  ( 6.99 MB )

      WIRES-X Remote Monitor Software (Ver.1.010)  ( 856.13 KB )
      WIRES-X PC software (Ver.1.120) 3/11/16  ( 15.20 MB )
 Amateur Radio \ WIRES Internet Linking 
      HRI-200 Reference Manual for DR-1X/XE (MAIN firmware Ver.1.10Q) 1/8/17  ( 638.06 KB )
      WIRES-X Connection Kit HRI-200 Instruction Manual  ( 6.48 MB )

Solar PowerBank for FT-817ND

Solar PowerBank for FT-817ND

Weekend project: Solar rechargeable Power Bank for the FT-817ND.

I had two spare batteries, a plastic box IP65, a 20W solar panel with its controller, a tripod and some wires lying around my garage and I’ve decided to build something with it. I placed the two batteries in the box and wired using a 1.5mm cable, then installed the solar panel controller outside and wired the batteries to it. I’ve used a 3 X 12V car plugs as output considering that the solar panel controller has two USB ports embedded so I will have both 12V and 5V ready available anytime.

For the step two I started to build the support for the

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FT-817ND

FT-817ND

I went to Friedrichshafen last June and my friend Jean (IZ7SIA) started busting my chops by eulogize how wonderful is the Yaesu FT-817ND, how portable is the FT-817ND, how nice is the FT-817ND, and blah blah blah.
I was not really interested in a portable HF device because I’m already working on the M0NKA’s project, the pain-in-the-ass-to-build QRP radio mcHF therefore I didn’t want to spend money on another portable rig; then when you cross Jean with Max (IW0GXY) and both are with you in front of Marco’s stand (IW2CSY) then you are forced to take out your wallet and swipe your credit card… so now I’m a owner of a FT-817ND.

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DR-1X Repair

DR-1X Repair

Some weeks ago the Yaesu DR-1X repeater decided to give up on power.
Aurelio ON5AFB, Giorgio ON3II, Alex IW0GXY and myself started to troubleshoot the issue to discover that Yaesu sucks. Please read twice: YAESU SUCKS!

Yeasu engineers decided to build a repeater by using a pair of downgraded version of FTM-400 radios and a aluminum radiator stuck on the transmitter with a silicon gen. These radios are build for a duty-cycle of 1-15 not for a heavy-duty cycle therefore the poor 1/32w resistors controlling the MosFet had become charcoal…

Thanks to Max IW0GXY, we managed to install a front-end to the transmitter and thank to the patience of Aurelio ON5AFB, the resistors were replaced with a more powerful one. Aurelio did something better, re-built the cover of the transmitter to have an additional fan directly on top of it. The fan is configured in extraction mode so the air flows from inside to outside reducing the collection of dust.

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Final result, the repeater is back in the box.

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Repeaters status

Repeaters status

ON0MON and ON0MNS are back operational.

ON0MON is connected to the DCS011-D however due to the CCS7 configuration I have no idea if it works or not, feedback are very welcome, please let me know via comment or via private message if you are experiencing any issue with the D-Star Repeater.

ON0MNS is connected to the WIRES-X Network and join the room 27259 which includes, at the moment of writing this post, ON0LGE, ON0LUS and ON0LRG repeaters.

Regarding the rumors about a DMR installation at Rouveroy, at the moment there are no plans to invest in another digital technology especially if that technology is proprietary and controlled by a single user/team located in another country not willing to share it among the repeater system administrator. In this light, and thank you for reading the complete message, I am planning to decommission off the D-Star repeater. I don’t like someone else to dictate rules on something not belonging to them.

Life is too short

Life is too short

Imagine a group of 100 people with a common interest, each one has his own ideas and each one thinks its idea is the best one compare to the others. Now imagine each one of these individuals starts to develop its own idea without sharing, at least the concept, among the group. The group will end up to have 100 different projects not compatible between each other or, maybe, interchangeable but all of these projects are having a common line: the ether, the wave lines.

Now apply all I wrote above to the Amateur Radio Community: in the last 10/15 years we have developed (or used) new technologies and each one absolutely not related to another one. Some of them, such as Echolink, cannot be compared as they are a different way to communicate (for which, in my honest opinion, I’m not seeing it as Ham Radio) but we also developed or adopted new digital technologies. Nowadays we have D-Star, DMR, C4FM along to their respective “via-the-cable” connections such as Wires-X, Reflectors, X-Reflectors, Echolink,, etc…

Inside that we have the additional features allowing people to interact with the systems when they are not geographically close between each other, so like Wires-X interconnects a Japanese node to an Italian node, on the same way X-Reflectors can interconnect a Brazilian D-Star node to a Finnish D-Star node.

D-Star “new” capability is now the CCS7 protocol, nowhere defined as such, but (will be) de facto an additional feature to the D-Star world.

So where is the problem in all the above ruminations I wrote above? None of these systems is interconnected or can be interconnected to the others, A D-Star repeater cannot communicate with a C4FM repeater, despite the fact Yaesu is calling “Fusion” their system, and all because of royalties on their respective protocols (Icom for D-Star, Yaesu for C4FM, Hytera for DMR) not counting the wannabe digital radios the Chinese marketers are selling now on almost any online platform.

We all need to focus on the fact that, by the time goes by, there are less and less Amateur Radio aficionados, look at your local Ham Radio Fests, look at your hair colour, look at your son/grandson how interested they are in our technology and think about it and for how long we can be “a single piece” if we continue to fight for our and just our idea without sharing it.

Life is too short.

Status Update

Status Update

ON0MNS – OPERATIONAL  QRG: 145.7125 MHz, Shift -600KHz, Tone 74,4Hz

Mode: C4FM and FM Analog, Wires-X Node 17165 – Connected to Room 27259 (ON0LRG)

ON0MONQRT 31 DEC 2016 QRG: 439.1125 MHz, Shift -7.6MHz, no tone

Mode: DSTAR (Default DCS011 D) – APRS 144.800 MHz (Digipeater + iGate)

ON0??? – IN PREPARATION  QRG: <UHF> MHz, mode DMR

Moved!

Moved!

This is tough.

The hardware repeater that was in C4FM and Analog (Yaesu Fusion) running on ON0MON is now running at Rouveroy (JO20AI) as ON0MNS in VHF therefore there is no more C4FM repeater as ON0MON.

There is at the moment just the APRS Digipeater in JO10xm however in the next few days I will install a new repeater and everybody will be happy

 

Voice Beacon

Voice Beacon

I received a request of explanation about the voice beacon running every 10 minutes on the C4FM repeater.

The system says: “This is ON0MON Wires-X connected to 17165, one node.

I think it is better than the classic CW callsign because it is giving the real status of the repeater and is also giving a hint to those which are casual tuners.

I wish Yaesu implements a customizable voice message so it could also announce, for example, the subtone in use or the locator.

Wires-X Ports

Wires-X Ports

Regarding the configuration of the Wires-X software (1.0.6.0), I forgot to mention that some ports on the router MUST be open in order to have the voice/data flow from the repeater to the Internet and backward.

It is possible to rely on the embedded uPNP protocol however I strongly recommend to manually open the ports in order to have them permanently configured.

The repeater should be configured on a static IP address in order to have the port forwarding activated.
If your network is based on Network Address Translation (NAT) Protocol then the correct configuration is Static IP and Port Forwarding.

Due to the high number of router firmware available on the market, I cannot provide any help on how to configure your NAT and/or Static IP. This is the extract from the instruction provided by Yaesu for the port forwarding.

Screen Shot 2015-03-07 at 21.25.31In the Wires-X software configuration, under Tool(T) there is a function called Port Check; that application will help you in the verification process for port forwarding configuration.

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