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Author Topic: FT-8800r - a little help?  (Read 432 times)
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« on: March 01, 2009, 03:48:24 PM »

Hi All,

I have a FT-8800r and basically the only two functions that work are the On/Off Switch and the Squelch control.

I have VERY carefully read the manual a number of times and I can't even get the unit to reset to factory defaults. NOTHING works as the instructions say it should.

I think this is a bad unit. Has anyone else had a similar experience?

Thanks,

Jim
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K0BG
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« Reply #1 on: March 01, 2009, 03:58:11 PM »

I guess my first question is, is it new? If it is, have you talked to the dealer you bought it from?

Is it remoted? If it is, did you use factory cables?

Did you do any of this  this:

1. Turn the radio off.
2. Press and hold in the “left” [V/M] key while turning the radio on.
3. Rotate the “right” DIAL knob to select the resetting menu:
SETMOD RESET: Resets the Set (Menu) mode settings to their factory defaults.
HYPER RESET: Clears the Hyper Memory settings to factory defaults.
MEMORY RESET: Clears the Regular Memory settings to factory defaults.
M-BANK RESET: Clears the Memory Bank Assignment.
ALL RESET: Clears all memories and other settings to factory defaults.
4. Press the [SET] key momentarily to complete the reset procedure, once you have made
your selection in step 3.


Alan, KØBG
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KB1OCC
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« Reply #2 on: March 02, 2009, 09:05:36 AM »

If you remote mounted it without the factory cable, you could have a case where the wires are reversed in the cable.  If this is the case, try un-remoting it to see if that works.
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