Yaesu FT-2000

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FT2000 - VL1000 Quadra Connections

  1. Data 2 on the back of the VL1000 goes to TX.REQ using pins 9 and 11.  9 is common.
  2. Band data to band data
  3. EXT ALC on the FT2000 to ALC1 on the VL1000.
  4. Remote switch on the VL1000 is ON

FT2000 - Serial Cable

Pin for Pin.  ie 1-1, 2-2, 3-3, etc

FT2000 - Keying the Voice Keyer via CAT control

To key the inbuilt voice keyer via the serial cable, enter this into the loggers macro line: For example, in N1MM CQ F1 button.

{CAT1ASC PB0#;} where the # is number 1 to 4 for the message banks.
{CAT2ASC PB0#,} where CAT2 is for the 2nd rig.

Eliminate the need for a WinKeyer interface when contesting

Using N1MM Contest Logger (or similar) in CW contests has its own straight key keyer built in. The CW cable plugs in to the rear of the rig, usually from a COM or LPT port. The Keyer on the radio must be off for this to work.  Most of us like an iambic key plugged into the front of the rig for hand sending  also. This requires the Keyer on the radio to be on, or use something like a WinKeyer interface to do the keying for you, with the rigs Keyer in the off position. (It's all about speed and not wasting time turning the keyer on and off all the time.) You can eliminate the need for the Winkeyer box by changing the following menu setting:

MENU 056 R KEYER TYPE - Set this to OFF

Plug the hand key directly in to the front panel jack and turn the Keyer on. N1MM will send the CW and will not be affected by the Keyer being turned on.

FT2000 - Set up SSB Data Modes

  1. For receiving data audio, I run a lead from the AF out to the Line in on the computer.
  2. For Transmitting, a lead is run from the PC speaker out to a buffer circuit, and then to the packet connector on the rear of the FT2000.
  3. Menu 148, VOX SELECT must be set to dAtA
  4. The VOX button on the front of the radio must be on.
  5. Set the level of audio being sent so the transmitter goes into TX. Try adjusting the PC and Menu 71 so that there is no overdriving or clipped signals.

See the software page on different programs and settings for the FT2000.

FT2000 - Set up FSK RTTY

YCCC SO2R BOX CONNECTION

FT2000 - My Menu Changes

Menu Description Main Disp Sub Disp Setting
11 Sub Mtr Peak Hold 011diSP PK HLD 1.0 Sec
21 - 25 CW Memory 1 -5 021tEY CW MEM1 TEXT
28 CAT RATE 028GEnE CAT BPS 384H
30 CAT RTS 030GEnE CAT RTS DISABLE
35 TX TIME OUT TIMER 035GEnE TX TOT 5 min
39 SUB OPTION FILTER 039GEnE SUB FIL 300
54 F KEYER TYPE 054 A1A F-TYPE OFF
67 DATA TX GAIN 067dAtA DT GAIN 85
69 DATA OUT LEVEL 069dAtA OUT LVL 65
71 DATA VOX GAIN 071dAtA V GAIN 60
90 AGC SLOPE 090rout AGC SLP SLP
92 CONTOUR LEVEL 092rdSP CNTR LV 10
93 CONTOUR WIDTH 093rdSP CNTR WI 8
97 CW NARROW 097rdSP CW NARR 400
148 VOX SELECT 148tGEn VOX SEL dAtA
   
21-25 Text is selected because the CW auto send memories contain data
28 CAT rate is set at 38400 for faster xfer of data
30 CAT RTS is off as I use FT2000 Utilities program to program the FT2000
148 VOX select is for data modes that use the Packet connector for sending data.
  I use a foot switch when using SSB so the VOX is always used for DATA

VK4SN's FT2000 Tech Menu Settings

Hold buttons 1 2 and 3 when powering up.

Don't change your settings to match these.. each radio is different.

Menu Item Setting Explanation Menu Item Setting Green Display Explanation
A01 FSC 199 FSC Analogue Meter Adjust D11 IAL 102   10 MHz
A02 SFT 126 SFT Shift/Width Zero Adj. D12 IAL 105   14 MHz
A03 udt 119 UDT Shift/Width Zero Adj. D13 IAL 95   18 MHz
A04 udd 219 200 udd VDD Meter adjust D14 IAL 102   21 MHz
A05 B.5 0   D15 IAL 91   24 MHz
A06 tHo 0   D16 IAL 116   28 MHz
A07 Fan 160 Fan Speed D17 IAL 103   50 MHz
Main Receiver 1st. Loc Osc adj TX power /P.O.M eter/TXG Adj  
A08 LI8 62   D18A P1h 224 207   104  
A09 L35 64   D18B P50 151 148 97  
A10 L7 80   D18C P20 086 099 88  
A11 L14 70   D18D P10 055 074 81  
A12 L21 47   D18E P05 035 055 75  
A13 L28 57   D19A P1H 227 207  104  
A14 L50 117   D19B P50 153 148 97  
A15 FrE 136 2nd Loc Osc (main) Adj D19C P20 088 099 88  
RF AGC Adjust     D19D P10 056 074 81  
B01 rGc 198   D19E P05 035 055 75  
B02 rGc 201   D20A P1H 226 207 104  
B03 rGc 298   D20B P50 152 148 96  
B04 rGc 198   D20C P20 086 099 87  
B05 rGc 197   D20D P10 055 074 81  
B06 rGc 200   D20E P05 034 055 76  
B07 rGc 200   D21A P1H 222 207 102  
B08 rGc 200   D21B P50 149 148 95  
B09 rGc 204   D21C P20 084 099 86  
B10 rGc 202   D21D P10 053 074 80  
B11 iGn 100 IF Gain 160 D21E P05 033 055 74  
B12 iGn 98 IF Gain 80 D22A P1H 217 207 104  
B13 iGn 100 IF Gain 40 D22B P50 144 148 96  
B14 iGn 100 IF Gain 30 D22C P20 080 099 87  
B15 iGn 101 IF Gain 20 D22D P10 051 074 81  
B16 iGn 99 IF Gain 17 D22E P05 031 055 74  
B17 iGn 99 IF Gain 15 D23A P1H 210 207 106  
B18 iGn 99 IF Gain 12 D23B P50 138 148 99  
B19 iGn 96 IF Gain 10 D23C P20 077 099 91  
B20 iGn 97 IF Gain 6 D23D P10 048 074  84  
B21 5-1 14 Main S Mtr Adj D23E P05 029 055 78  
B22 5-5 81 Main S Mtr Adj D24A P1H 203 207 108  
B23 5-7 108 Main S Mtr Adj D24B P50 133 148 101  
B24 5-9 130 Main S Mtr Adj D24C P20 073 099 93  
B25 510 150 Main S Mtr Adj D24D P10 045 074 86  
B26 520 169 Main S Mtr Adj D24E P05 027 055 80  
B27 530 190 Main S Mtr Adj D25A P1H 195 207 106  
B28 540 209 Main S Mtr Adj D25B P50 127 148 99  
B29 550 231 Main S Mtr Adj D25C P20 069 099 91  
B30 560 255 Main S Mtr Adj D25D P10 042 074 84  
B31 Fil 255 Main S Mtr Adj D25E P05 026 055 78  
B32 FnG 103 FM Gain Adj D26A P1H 187 207 106  
B33 FnG 97 FM Gain Adj D26B P50 121 148 98  
Sub Receiver IF Gain Adj D26C P20 065 99 99  
C01 iGn 34   D26D P10 039 074 82  
C02 iGn 36   D26E P05 023 055 75  
C03 iGn 35   D27A P1H 134 207 110  
C04 iGn 34   D27B P50 082 148 101  
C05 iGn 31   D27C P20 041 099 92  
C06 iGn 31   D27D P10 023 074 85  
C07 iGn 31   D27E P05 012 055 77  
C08 iGn 30   D28 tca 90    
C09 iGn 31   D29 tca 49 AM-TXG Adj  
        Class A Adj      
C10 iGn 36   D30 CLA 0    
Sub Receiver S Meter Adj          
C11 5-0 221   D31 CLA 0    
C12 5-1 211   D32 CLA 0    
C13 5-5 192   D33 CLA 0    
C14 5-7 183   D34 CLA 0    
C15 5-9 175   D35 CLA 0    
C16 510 158   D36 CLA 0    
C17 520 143   D37 CLA 0    
C18 530 133   D38 CLA 0    
C19 540 126   D39 CLA 0    
        REV ALC ADJ      
C20 550 120   D40 rAc 60    
C21 560 115   D41 rAc 60    
RX Carrier Point Adj          
C22 L-C -9   D42 rAc 60    
C23 U-C 185   D43 rAc 60    
C24 LnC 70   D44 rAc 60    
C25 UnC -154   D45 rAc 60    
        D46 rAc 60    
D01 Pdb 174 Pre Drive Stage Idling Current Adj. D47 rAc 60    
D02 db1 201 Drive Stage Idling current Adj D48 rAc 60    
D03 db2 184 Drive Stage Idling current Adj D49 rAc 60    
D04 Fb1 137 Final State Idling Current Adjust D50 ALC 161 ALC Meter  
D05 Fb2 137 D51 F45 117 FM MAX DEVIATION  
D06 F1A 0 D52 F23 63  
D07 F2A 0 SWR Meter Adj vfo b  
ALC  Adj     D53A 515 80 128    
D08 IAL 103 1.8 MHz D53B 520 104 128    
D09 IAL 112 3.5 MHz D53C 530 135 136    
D10 IAL 98 7.0 MHz D54A 515 80 128    
        D54B 520 104 128    
  D54C 530 135 136    
  D55A 515 80 128    
D55B 520 104 128    
D55C 530 135 136    
        D56 ldd 108 ID Meter  
        D57 C10 138 COMP Meter Adjust  
        D58 C20 221  
        D59 C30 255  

Note: B11-B20.. IF Gain - the higher the number the lower the gain.