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Author Topic: FTDX3000 new main firmware V01 23 seems busted dont use it!  (Read 1332 times)
KE2TR
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« on: September 13, 2017, 10:06:10 AM »

Like a knucklehead I had to install the latest firmware on my FTDX 3000 yesterday, it was something about the 5Mhz band well all I can say don't do it! Now I have a radio that band changing is all screwed up no mater what you do, have been on the phone with Yaesu USA to try and get an older copy of the V01 22 Main firmware but they seem reluctant to get it from Yaesu in Japan. I hope this radio doesn't have to make a trip back to California from LI NY just before the fall contest/DX season starts cause that will really piss me off. I have downloaded earlier versions of all the upgrades since 2013 with zero issue but after I did that I always seem to clean files off my computer that I don't need so now I feel stupid, if you have the old files save them to either a disk or stick and PLEASE DON"T USE THERE V01 23 Firmware on you radio, leave it alone and in the words of John Lennon  LET IT BE.
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KE2TR
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« Reply #1 on: September 13, 2017, 02:44:26 PM »

There also having problems with the firmware for the FT991A for 5Mhz as well, maybe the engineer in Japan had too much rice wine with his sushi the night before. Still no V0122 from Yaesu USA, I get the feeling that Yaesu Japan doesn't want to admit to issues. Were I come from if a customer who has issues the best way is to resolve them not drag it out. I wish I didn't trash the old firmware but in there instructions they say to remove older firmware from your computer so there is no conflict with the new, never again.
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GM1FLQ
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« Reply #2 on: September 14, 2017, 12:38:46 PM »

Oh dear, goodness.

Ahhh, the joys of the latest "cleverness" in your typical contemporary radio. 
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W6IR
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« Reply #3 on: September 14, 2017, 04:21:24 PM »

If you need a prior version drop me an email. I'm a hoarder by nature and have all the versions since I bought the rig 3 yrs ago. BTW, I haven't seen any issues with the upgrade but I don't button push. I use HRD for rig control.

Hank
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KE2TR
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« Reply #4 on: September 14, 2017, 06:21:51 PM »

It had taken 3 day for Yaesu Japan to give the USA branch the old firmware but finally got it and the radio is back on line with V0122. I would like to thank all the fellow hams who had reached out to help, it just re affirms that that ole ham radio spirit is alive and well even in these times.
Thank you again.
best 73's
Jim
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K6BRN
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« Reply #5 on: September 21, 2017, 09:05:00 PM »

Soooo... what problem does the new firmware cause, specifically?  I was just about to upgrade the firmware on mine.

Brian - K6BRN
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