Yaesu FT 2D MARS CAP GMRS MURS Mod

Yaesu FT 2D MARS CAP GMRS MURS Mod

This is a how-to  for the Yaesu FT2D MARS/CAP mod. It's a simple SM resistor removal. I make no warranties that this will work in your radio and assume no responsibility if you damage it. Also I do not endorse the illegal use of frequencies you are not licensed to, it's your responsibility to check your local laws. Hope this is useful to you.



Yaesu FT-2DR - Restoring to Defaults (All Reset)

Restoring to Defaults (All Reset)

To restore all transceiver settings and memory content to the defaults.

1.)  Press and hold [Power] for over one second, then turn off the transceiver.  "POWER OFF"

2.)  While pressing  [Back]  [Disp]   [Band]   and press [Power]
The transceiver turns on and you hear the beep.

3.)  When the beep sounds, release the key.
"ALL RESET?" appears on the LCD.

4.)  Touch [OK]

Homemade Data Cable for Yaesu FT-2D

A while ago I bought a Yaesu FT-2D in order to try some YSF with MMDVMs. I discovered that German shops sell the data cable for nearly 90€ which seems quite expensive - especially after discovering that I just contains a pl2303 USB-RS232 adapter and a MAX3232 or similar level coverter. So the only difficulty left to clone this cable was the connector on the radio side. There is a longer thread on Twitter about this (see [1]). Sources for the plug seem to be [2] and [3].

Yaesu FT2DR dual-band digital Fusion portable radio

FT2DR C4FM/FM 144/430MHz Dual Band Digital Handheld Transceiver.

The advanced FT2DR is loaded with various new features including: 700 mW of clear loud audio, Built-in High Sensitivity 66 ch GPS with antenna, 1200 bps / 9600 bps APRS® function, Dual watch (V/V, U/U/, V/U), Dual Monitor (C4FM Digital/C4FM Digital), GPS Logging/Recording capabilities, Water resistant (IPX5 Rating), microSD Card Slot, 2200mAh high capacity Li-Ion battery and Battery charger included as a standard supplied accessory. 

The Yaesu FT2DR is the second portable radio to come out as part of Yaesu’s Fusion line of radios and the first to be touch screen enabled. This radio features dual-band VHF and UHF (2 m & 70 cm) operation and dual mode (FM & C4FM) analog and digital operation, a touch screen display, built in Automated Packet Reporting System (APRS) capability, 700 mW of audio output, plus much more.

Yaesu FT2D FUSION (FT2DR) Handheld

Yaesu FT2D FUSION (FT2DR) Handheld

EDIT: The lack of voice narration in this video is intentional guys. It's not necessary. The features I demonstrated are obvious in their function. If narration is needed, I will use subtitles in the future.

Yaesu Fusion FT2Dr quick demo.

This radio was made available about 3 weeks ago and I finally got one in-hand.

Here is a quick demo of some basic operation for anyone curious to see a US made video.

The video shows a 360 view of the radio and a basic menu operation.

If there is something specific you want to see, leave a comment and I will gladly make a video for you. It's not difficult.


openSPOT DMR to C4FM Yaesu System Fusion

openSPOT DMR to C4FM Yaesu System Fusion





Wires-X: how to connect from FT-2dr and FTM-400

Wires-X: how to connect from FT-2dr and FTM-400

Had the question come up in a comment from a previous video. Also if you ever find a 4feeter repeater let me know lol listen closely.





Yaesu FT 2DR Programming

Yaesu FT 2DR Programming


SIMPLEX CHANNEL
1. Power on the radio
2. Press the “V/M” button
3. Press the screen where the frequency is and then enter the desired frequency
4. On the bottom left of the screen Press and hold the “F[MW]” button
a. You will see a number flashing in the upper left corner along with what looks like a piece of paper. If it is blank that channel is empty, but if there are lines then there is a frequency already programmed in to that channel number.
5. Rotate the knob to find the desired channel number.
6. Press “M. Write”
7. Again Press “V/M” to return to memory

REPEATER
1. Power on the radio
2. Press the “V/M” button
3. Press the screen where the frequency is and then enter the desired frequency [147.090]
a. The offset will be automatically done.
4. Press and hold “DISP”
5. Press “SIGNALING”
6. Press menu item 11 “SQL TYPE”
7. Turn the knob to “TONE” and press the “BACK” button
8. Press menu item 12 “TONE SQL FREQ”
9. Turn the knob to the desired frequency, for this repeater it is 79.7
10. Hit the “BACK” button to return to the VFO
11. On the bottom left of the screen Press and hold the “F[MW]” button
a. You will see a number flashing in the upper left corner along with what looks like a piece of paper. If it is blank that channel is empty, but if there are lines then there is a frequency already programmed in to that channel number.
12. Rotate the knob to find the desired channel number.
13. Press “M. Write”
14. Again Press “V/M” to return to memory

ALPHA / NUMERIC TAG
1. In memory mode go to the channel you wish to make an alpha/numeric tag for
2. Press and hold “DISP”
3. Press “MEMORY”
4. Press 3 “MEMORY NAME” and enter the name
5. When you have entered in the name press the PTT button to set the name into memory.
6. To check that the name is correct press and hold the “A/B” button this will show you the name and when you entered the frequency into memory. If you want a large name just press the name.

Yaesu FT2D | FT1D APRS Video Setup

A step-by-step guide to setting up a Yaesu FT1D handheld to send and receive APRS beacon packets. This video looks at every option within the APRS setup menu of the FT1D and explains how each one should be configured for basic APRS operation.