The YPS-FT5D Radio Programming Software is designed to make it easier to program your radio. Details of memory channels and other set menu options of your radio are in the program to access and study at your pace. No more “function key frustration” from trying to set options from the face of the radio.
Memory Channels Include:
Other Menu Item Categories Include:
The Radio Programmer Is for so Much More than Just Memory Management.
The programming process begins by first installing the program then installing (and allowing) the drivers for the cable. Be sure to complete both of these steps.
Save your file as you work. This is a computer, after all, and you would hate to lose your work should the system fail. Actually, create and save as many files as you want or need. You could have one file for home, a different one for the vacation house, another for the trip to your son’s house, another for the yearly 3K run and picnic where you help direct traffic and want the radio to be programmed with only the frequencies for that event. Remember, radio programming is an overwrite process. Everything in the radio is replaced by everything in the file.
Skip frequencies are skipped during VFO scanning, Programmed scan, File Programmed scan and Auto Write Memory scan. While these channels could be used as additional memories, remember, they are skipped during scanning.
Limit Memories are used by the radio for Program Scan. Program the same details for Limit Memories as for regular memory channels. Many of the Limit Memories are preprogrammed in the radio and while the frequency can be changed to another within the band, they cannot be left blank.
VFO A and VFO B Channels
The program makes available the same VFO’s as in the radio (usually one per band). Remember these are not real memory channels since the details are lost as soon as you tune the radio manually. There is no one button recall for these. You do not need to program into VFO before programming details into a memory channel. These channels are preprogrammed in the radio and while the frequency can be changed to another within the band, they cannot be left blank.
Home/Call channels are special memories accessed through one button recall on the radio. These channels are preprogrammed in the radio and while the frequency can be changed to another within the band, they cannot be left blank.
Pre-programmed in the radio, the Marine Memories cannot be changed. Receive frequency, Transmit frequency and Offset direction are disabled to prevent editing. These channels can be included with other memories in Banks 1 - 24 by checking the box for that Bank.
Frequencies for shortwave listening are preprogrammed in the radio with a name identifier and cannot be changed. Receive frequency and Name are disabled to prevent editing. These channels can be included with other memories in Banks 1-24 by checking the box for that Bank. Remember, Column editing makes it really easy to include many of these in seconds.
Frequencies for shortwave listening are preprogrammed in the radio with a name identifier and cannot be changed. Receive frequency and Name are disabled to prevent editing. These channels can be included with other memories in Banks 1-24 by checking the box for that Bank.
Radio Menu Settings
Use these screens to customize many set menu features of the radio. Check boxes toggle features on or off, use drop down menus list all selections and blank boxes for personalized entry add to the ease of setting up your radio exactly like you want it.
The entries on the Settings screens are made for you to "Set and Forget". Once settings are customized, you are prompted to save before exiting. The saved settings will be there every time you create a new frequency file.
Common 1 and Common 2
Use these screens to customize other set menu features of the radio. Check boxes toggle features on or off, drop down menus list all selections and blank boxes for personalized entry add to the ease of setting up your radio exactly like you want it.
Use this screen to set options for the Opening Message and text message details and enter DTMF and Internet (wires) memory details to customize options for these functions of the radio.
This screen gives you an easy way to enter names of nodes and rooms for Wires-X connections. These would be the favorite groups you like to visit often.
Use this screen to customize DigiPath and other APRS features of the radio.
Customize additional features of the radio for advanced APRS functions.
GPS memories are saved weigh point locations used in GPS and APRS activities. Set option for GPS functionality. Remember, this screen has more options than those shown. Be sure to click on each of the Position, Object, Item and Weather tabs to set options for each of those D-PRS operations.
Set options for Fusion operations including the DP-ID list of your favorite contacts. Edit the list as needed as folks come and go from your group. Enter messages without having to turn the knob for each letter.
RT Systems Programmers interface with four sources of data to make it easy for you to find repeater information. Some of these sources even include information for repeaters outside the US. Your existing subscription to a service (where required) works in the programmer.
Repeater Book Search
An Internet connection is required for this search.
An internet connection and subscription to the service are required for this search.
The information is returned on a screen that is not yet ready for radio programming, this screen lets you examine the data to see if the results are about what you expected. You might find that you spelled the city name wrong which resulted in nothing being returned; or that you want to pull repeaters from further away; or you want to get repeaters for different bands.
Sorting Return Data
The screen that opens after you click OK for one of the external data searches gives you the ability to remove repeater information that your radio cannot use. You might have a radio that does not do DMR, DStar or Yaesu Fusion. Simply uncheck these in the list. The channels are removed from the list automatically.
After clicking Create File for (Your radio) the programmer creates the file that you use to program your radio. Notice that all the Tones are set up with the tone frequencies. All done automatically.
Preferences Customize the Programmer
Click here to learn more about using Preferences to customize your radio programming experience.