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1 How to use & configure your HT (Yaesu FT-60) Bob Dickerman WA1QKT

2 Goals Describe FT-60 Change important settings on FT-60 Manually program for and use: – Simplex frequency – Local repeater Use memory modes – Recall – Store – Write memory to VFO

3 FT-60R Ham VHF/UHF Television VHF/UHF VHF aircraft band – AM! Weather Many other commercial & public safety 5W power, adjustable

4 Survey 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?

5 Basic Controls (p. 3-5) VOL/PWR, PTT, SQL multi-purpose DIAL (& arrow keys ) MONI switch LAMP switch

6 Battery (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 charging Spare

7 Basic Tips Keep manual with radio! Battery voltage displayed when turn on If “lost in menu tree”, turn power off and on Always LOCK keypad If keypad is NOT LOCKed, do not touch keys unintentionally

8 Don’t need these features for basic operation! ARTS Automatic Range Transponder System Vertex Wires Sister Radio Group EPCS Enhanced Paging & Code Squelch Emergency Channel (beep, home channel) EIA Emergency Automatic ID Memory 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

9 Not recommended Password Can prevent casual unauthorized use, but – Manual tells how to defeat – May lead to “password mishap”, which requires complete erase of all memory to defeat

10 What makes this challenging? Most keypad buttons have 3 functions (pp. 6,7 ) 1.Primary (Black lettering on button, press key) 2.Secondary (Orange lettering above button, after first press F/W key and then press key) 3.Third (White lettering below button, press & hold key > 1 second) No index in manual (get.pdf and “find”) SET menu accesses 56 parameters (pp. 66-78)

11 LOCK (p. 16) Default combination locks keypad & DIAL To lock, – Press & hold LOCK > 1 second – Or, Press F/W, then press LOCK To unlock, – Repeat Look for “padlock” icon, lower left

12 Weather channels memory bank (p. 34) Press & hold key 1 Turn DIAL or to select 1 of 10 frequencies – Weather channel 4, 162.425 MHz good in Northfield To exit, press & hold key 1 again

13 Set Transmit Power TX PO (p.15) 1.Unlocked? 2.Reduce power output to 0.5 W Press F/W, TX PO, use DIAL or to select “LOW”, press F/W to exit 3.Temporary in memory mode (power cycle resets TX PO)

14 Inadvertent Internet Connection active (p. 49) DTMF Touch Tone heard at TX radio, see Internet (“atomic”) icon upper right First 2 seconds of transmission not heard at RX radio Caused by inadvertent 0 key press – To fix, just press 0 key again and LOCK!

15 Two Tuning Modes: VFO and Memory 1.VFO – Variable Frequency Oscillator changes frequency 2.Memory changes memory channel – Frequency – Also tone, shift/offset, splits, power To change, press V/M

16 Tuning in VFO and Memory modes VFO – changes frequency – Turn DIAL knob – Up/Down Keys – Type numbers (6 digits, decimal point assumed) – Scan Memory – changes memory channel – Turn DIAL knob – Up/Down Keys – Type numbers (1 to 3 digits, F/W) – Scan

17 Two basic communication modes Simplex Repeater

18 Simplex TX & RX are on same frequency, like CB or FRS radios

19 Repeater Operation

20 Tuning in a repeater in Memory mode 1.Unlock (if locked) Press & hold LOCK 2.Go to Memory mode (if in VFO mode) Press V/M, to see small 1-3 digit # upper left 3. Select Memory – Turn DIAL knob – Up/Down Keys – Type numbers (1 to 3 digits, F/W) – At channel 33, should see “LEYDEN”

21 Call on the Leyden Repeater!

22 Using Simplex in VFO Mode 1.unLOCK, if necessary If locked, press LOCK for > 1 second, or F/W, LOCK 2.Change to VFO mode, if necessary If in memory mode (small #s upper left), Press V/M 3.Set frequency to 440.000 MHz Press numbers (turn DIAL, or press to adjust frequency) 4.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

23 Call on 440.000 MHz simplex!

24 Repeater Operation Set “repeater output frequency” Set “offset, +/-” (also called “shift, +/-”) Set “tone”

25 FCARC Repeaters Output frequency, offset, tone 146.985 MHz, negative offset 0.6 MHz, PL 136.5 Hz 448.875 MHz, negative offset 5.0 MHz, PL 136.5 Hz

26 FCARC 440 repeater in VFO Mode 1.unLOCK, if necessary If locked, press LOCK for > 1 second, or F/W, LOCK 2.Change to VFO mode, if necessary If in memory mode (small #s upper left), Press V/M 3.Set repeater output frequency to 448.875 MHz Press numbers to select frequency (turn DIAL, or press to adjust f) 4.Check offset, and select neg. offset, if necessary Press F/W, RPT, turn DIAL to see “RPT. - ”, press F/W to exit 5.Test offset by PTT, say callsign, look for 443.875 while PTT 6.Set SQuelch TYPe Press F/W, SQ TYP, turn DIAL to see “TONE”, press F/W to exit 7.Set PL tone squelch frequency Press F/W, CODE, turn DIAL to see “136.5HZ”, press F/W to exit

27 Call on 448.875 MHz FCARC Repeater!

28 Simple Scans To scan Memories, – Go to Memory mode – Press & hold or to start scan up or down – Repeat to stop memory scan (book says press V/M or PTT) To scan all tunable frequencies with VFO, – Go to VFO mode – Select starting frequency – Press & hold or to start scan up or down – Repeat to stop memory scan (book says press V/M or PTT)

29 Change Memory Labels to display Frequency 1.Go to Memory mode 2.Select Memory channel # to change 3.Press F/W to enter Function mode 4.Press SET to set parameters 5.Rotate DIAL to see “27 NAME” 6.Press F/W to select NAME settings 7.Rotate DIAL to select “FREQ” (vs. “ALPHA”) 8.Press PTT to save new setting

30 Reverse (p. 21) Reverses repeater input & output frequencies Use to check whether someone who is transmitting is close enough to be heard on simplex Foxhunts To use, just unlock and press HM/RV When “reversed”, shift “+” or “–” blinks!

31 Memory Storage (p. 28) CAUTION(changes memory)! 1.Go to VFO mode 2.Set frequency, RPT, SQ TYP, CODE, TX PO as needed in VFO mode 3.To store in memory, – Press & hold F/W; next open channel is selected – Turn DIAL if want to write to a different channel number – Press F/W again to write 4.Will return to VFO mode after write

32 Memory Channel Delete (p. 32) CAUTION (changes memory)! 1.Go to Memory mode 2.Press & hold F/W 3.Display should show next empty channel 4.Rotate DIAL to select channel to be deleted 5.Press F/W to delete

33 Write Memory Channel Data to VFO (p. 32) CAUTION(changes VFO)! 1.Go to Memory mode 2.Press BAND 3.Display should show memory “tun” 4.Press & hold BAND 5.Display should show memory “VFO-IN”

34 Questions?


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