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1How to use & configure your HT (Yaesu FT-60) Bob Dickerman WA1QKT
2Goals Describe FT-60 Change important settings on FT-60 Manually program for and use:Simplex frequencyLocal repeaterUse memory modesRecallStoreWrite memory to VFO
3FT-60R Ham VHF/UHF Television VHF/UHF VHF aircraft band – AM! Weather Many other commercial & public safety5W power, adjustable
4Survey Who here tonight owns an FT-60? How many have FT-60s that were cloned or programmed with M.A.R.C frequencies?How many have manually programmed their FT-60 to work with a repeater?Anything in particular that you want learn about?
6Battery (pp. 8-10) Charge in 10 hours Don’t charge more than 24 hours For longest battery life, wait for Battery Indicator (lower right) before chargingSpare
7Basic Tips Keep manual with radio! Battery voltage displayed when turn onIf “lost in menu tree”, turn power off and onAlways LOCK keypadIf keypad is NOT LOCKed, do not touch keys unintentionally
8Don’t need these features for basic operation! ARTS Automatic Range Transponder SystemVertex Wires Sister Radio GroupEPCS Enhanced Paging & Code SquelchEmergency Channel (beep, home channel)EIA Emergency Automatic IDMemory Banks (vs. standard memory channels) – but might be useful to organize large number of channels into groups, if traveling, for instance (like MS “folders” for files)Password
9Password Not recommended Password Can prevent casual unauthorized use, butManual tells how to defeatMay lead to “password mishap”, which requires complete erase of all memory to defeat
10What makes this challenging? Most keypad buttons have 3 functions (pp. 6,7 )Primary (Black lettering on button, press key)Secondary (Orange lettering above button, after first press F/W key and then press key)Third (White lettering below button, press & hold key > 1 second)No index in manual (get .pdf and “find”)SET menu accesses 56 parameters (pp )
11LOCK (p. 16) Default combination locks keypad & DIAL To lock, Press & hold LOCK > 1 secondOr, Press F/W, then press LOCKTo unlock,RepeatLook for “padlock” icon, lower left
12Weather channels memory bank (p. 34) Press & hold key 1Turn DIAL or to select 1 of 10 frequenciesWeather channel 4, MHz good in NorthfieldTo exit, press & hold key 1 again
13Set Transmit Power TX PO (p.15) Unlocked?Reduce power output to 0.5 WPress F/W , TX PO , use DIAL or to select “LOW”, press F/W to exitTemporary in memory mode (power cycle resets TX PO)
14Inadvertent Internet Connection active (p. 49) DTMF Touch Tone heard at TX radio, see Internet (“atomic”) icon upper rightFirst 2 seconds of transmission not heard at RX radioCaused by inadvertent 0 key pressTo fix, just press 0 key again and LOCK!
20Tuning in a repeater in Memory mode Unlock (if locked)Press & hold LOCKGo to Memory mode (if in VFO mode)Press V/M, to see small 1-3 digit # upper leftSelect MemoryTurn DIAL knobUp/Down KeysType numbers (1 to 3 digits , F/W)At channel 33, should see “LEYDEN”
22Using Simplex in VFO Mode unLOCK, if necessaryIf locked, press LOCK for > 1 second, or F/W , LOCKChange to VFO mode, if necessaryIf in memory mode (small #s upper left), Press V/MSet frequency to MHzPress numbers (turn DIAL, or press to adjust frequency)Make sure no shift when TX (press PTT, make sure frequency doesn’t change when PTT)If shift is on, press F/W, press RPT, turn DIAL to see “RPT.OFF”, press F/W again to exit
26FCARC 440 repeater in VFO Mode unLOCK, if necessaryIf locked, press LOCK for > 1 second, or F/W , LOCKChange to VFO mode, if necessaryIf in memory mode (small #s upper left), Press V/MSet repeater output frequency to MHzPress numbers to select frequency (turn DIAL, or press to adjust f)Check offset, and select neg. offset, if necessaryPress F/W , RPT , turn DIAL to see “RPT. - ”, press F/W to exitTest offset by PTT, say callsign, look for while PTTSet SQuelch TYPePress F/W , SQ TYP , turn DIAL to see “TONE”, press F/W to exitSet PL tone squelch frequencyPress F/W , CODE , turn DIAL to see “136.5HZ”, press F/W to exit
28Simple Scans To scan Memories, Go to Memory modePress & hold or to start scan up or downRepeat to stop memory scan (book says press V/M or PTT)To scan all tunable frequencies with VFO,Go to VFO modeSelect starting frequency
29Change Memory Labels to display Frequency Go to Memory modeSelect Memory channel # to changePress F/W to enter Function modePress SET to set parametersRotate DIAL to see “27 NAME”Press F/W to select NAME settingsRotate DIAL to select “FREQ” (vs. “ALPHA”)Press PTT to save new setting
30Reverse (p. 21) Reverses repeater input & output frequencies Use to check whether someone who is transmitting is close enough to be heard on simplexFoxhuntsTo use, just unlock and press HM/RVWhen “reversed”, shift “+” or “–” blinks!
31Memory Storage (p. 28) CAUTION(changes memory)! Go to VFO modeSet frequency, RPT, SQ TYP, CODE, TX PO as needed in VFO modeTo store in memory,Press & hold F/W; next open channel is selectedTurn DIAL if want to write to a different channel numberPress F/W again to writeWill return to VFO mode after write
32Memory Channel Delete (p. 32) CAUTION (changes memory)! Go to Memory modePress & hold F/WDisplay should show next empty channelRotate DIAL to select channel to be deletedPress F/W to delete
33Write Memory Channel Data to VFO (p. 32) CAUTION(changes VFO)! Go to Memory modePress BANDDisplay should show memory “tun”Press & hold BANDDisplay should show memory “VFO-IN”