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Author Topic: Yaesu FT2500M programming help  (Read 3255 times)
K1MGY
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« on: August 20, 2003, 10:27:35 PM »

I have several rigs I purchased sight-unseen a few years ago.  One of them, an FT2500M, is a rig I am finally getting to know a little about.  Unfortunately all the gear came without documentation, so with the FT2500M it's been a hunt and peck proposition.

I've been able to determine how to program the rig, mostly, but there are a few unfortunate holes in my understanding.

There seems to be no internet-ready documentation for this rig, or any of the others i've search for.  

Any FT2500M owners out there familiar with this unit - could you help me complete the following quick reference to this rig?  It seems wasteful to purchase a manual for just a few simple functions.  I have indicated questions below.

Once this is complete I will re-post it here and on my own web site so that others can reference it.


FT2500M Programming

F/W button - Press once, F Key
                   Press and hold, channel number flashes.  
                   Rotate dial to select channel.  Press again
                   and memory writes.

No F = Just press the indicated button
F = Press F/W, then the indicated button
Hold F = Press and hold F/W until channel number flashes, then press the indicated button

         RPT Button
No F       Sets offset + - or none
F        Sets amount of offset
Hold F      Sets Auto Power off (minutes?)

                  TONE Button
No F      Cycles through encode, decode, off
F        Sets CTCSS tone frequency
Hold F      NO FUNCTION?

        PAGE/CODE Button
No F      NO FUNCTION?
F        0-7 in channel indicator.  Unknown what it  
                   does.
Hold F      - 1 3 5 8 BP  Unknown what it does.

        CALL/BELL Button
No F      Puts C in channel window
F        Puts bell symbol next to freq and squelches
                  unit off.  Some type of subaudible paging?
Hold F      NO FUNCTION?

        LOW/LOCK
No F      Sets power level
F         Locks dial
Hold F      NO FUNCTION?

       A-N/STEP
No F          Changes freq display to Alpha
F       Changes freq step 5 - 50 khz
Hold F          NO FUNCTION

        D/MR
No F      Toggles from direct freq control to memory
                   control
F        NO FUNCTION?
Hold F      Sets display backlight level

        MHZ/PRI
No F      Toggles for MHZ selection
F        NO FUNCTION?
Hold F      TOT - Time out timer i think in minutes?
                   What does this do?

        REV/SKIP
No F      Toggles between input and output frequency
                  for rx
F        Sets channel to be skipped
Hold F      BAD BAD BAD  Don't know how to bring a
                   skipped channel back!

To set Alpha display for a channel, first set it to alpha mode by pressing A/N once.  Then F and Hold, and press A/N.  First position char will flash.  Rotate main dial to get char then press  MHZ/PRI to move to next position.  Press A/N to store.

Does this radio scan?  Seems like it should with the Skip function for a channel.

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N3BIF
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« Reply #1 on: August 21, 2003, 09:48:53 AM »

     If you have the mic with up/down buttons ,if it is anything like the 2600,simply depress and hold either button until she takes off, then release. it will only scan the mode you were in before scanning.
     ie if you were listening to a memory channel it will only scan the memories, if in vfo it will scan the entire receive capability of the rig unless you can set band limits ( i do not recall how to do this). there is so much more to this, I would definitely recommend getting the manual.  Good luck  Oh Yeah, when yyou come to something you wish to listen to key the mic and it will stop and lock on that staion, it does not tx when you do this "Stopkeying"
     
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K1MGY
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« Reply #2 on: August 21, 2003, 12:08:11 PM »

Silly me.  I never noticed the buttons on the microphone!  Thanks for your help.

Mark
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KD7FIZ
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« Reply #3 on: February 25, 2007, 02:08:41 AM »

http://www.radioamateur.eu/schemi/FT2500M_user.pdf is the user manual
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