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Author Topic: FT-897 / FT-817 channel programming  (Read 3002 times)
AC4RD
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« on: August 22, 2012, 09:12:09 AM »

Apologies for what must be a dumb question to most of you.  I don't use a computer with my radios and this is entirely foreign to me.

I've recently acquired an 817, and I've had an 897 for a year or so.  I spent a while programming channels in the 817, 25-30 of them.  It occurs to me that it would be nice to have the exact same channel setup in the 897.   Is that possible?  I'd need a control cable, is that right?  Is a cheap ebay one OK or do I need the real Yaesu cable?  And I need some control software, right?  What would you recommend?  (Preferably for linux if there is such.)   

TIA!  --ken ac4rd 
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KD8DEY
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« Reply #1 on: August 22, 2012, 05:39:59 PM »

would be a snap if you had the RT system software and cables for the 2 radios.

You could use clone mode on the 817 to read the frequencies you have programmed, then export the info to a database file.

Then you could import the file into the program for the other radio......

Makes it a lot easier to manipulate/manage programming frequencies.

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« Reply #2 on: August 22, 2012, 08:24:24 PM »

If you buy a programming cable from the internet, you can use this free programming software to transfer programming from radio to the other: http://chirp.danplanet.com/projects/chirp/wiki/Home
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AC4RD
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« Reply #3 on: August 24, 2012, 04:17:51 AM »

Gentlemen, thanks for the information!  I've ordered a programming cable, and I'm looking forward to trying danplanet's "chirp!"  Thanks!  --ken ac4rd
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