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Title: yaseu 817 with DTMF mic help!!!
Post by: KF5GYX on January 19, 2012, 07:08:32 PM
I don't know where else to post this, so I'm trying the Misc

I just got the mh-36 dtmf mic for my 817  and it's not detecting the keypad. I checked the manual and there isn't a setting I'm missing.  What am I not doing here? 


I'm trying to use the keypad for direct V/m VFO entry like on my 8900.  The up/down buttons on the top do work though


Title: RE: yaseu 817 with DTMF mic help!!!
Post by: K7MH on January 19, 2012, 11:18:42 PM
There is a keypad lock switch on the side, maybe that?


Title: RE: yaseu 817 with DTMF mic help!!!
Post by: KF5GYX on January 20, 2012, 06:33:55 AM
tried that.


Title: RE: yaseu 817 with DTMF mic help!!!
Post by: K7RBW on January 20, 2012, 08:37:33 AM
Are you sure the 817 supports VFO entry by the Keypad? It doesn't say anything about that in the operator's manual. It does mention the Up/Down buttons, however. It could be that those are the only buttons on the mike that it supports.


Title: RE: yaseu 817 with DTMF mic help!!!
Post by: K7MH on January 20, 2012, 08:56:31 AM
That is probably it. It may only be useful as a DTMF keypad and not entering frequencies.


Title: RE: yaseu 817 with DTMF mic help!!!
Post by: AG6WT on January 20, 2012, 10:05:39 AM
The FT-817 doesn't support direct frequency entry with the DTMF mic. The keypad is really on good for tones when working repeaters that support it. If you need to enter in frequencies with a keypad, W4RT sells a keypad called the "Radio Mate" that plugs into the CAT socket.

Ray KJ6AMF


Title: RE: yaseu 817 with DTMF mic help!!!
Post by: KF5GYX on January 20, 2012, 02:53:42 PM
that's what i was afraid of.  Teaches me to do some more research before I buy anything. 

So I've probably got an MH36 for sale if anyone is interested LOL


I appreciate everyone's replies on this!