|All things with the FT-5D begin with entering your callsign from the face of the radio. You cannot access any function of the radio if you skip this step. Remember: You do not have to enter your entire call sign to satisfy the radio. Enter one character. During programming, your callsign will be entered automatically.|
Programming the Yaesu FT-5D radio begins IN THE RADIO. Even if you think there is nothing in the radio, there is. Also, through the Backup process (NOT FORMATTING) the radio sets up the SD card so it is easily used by the programmer.
This gives the YPS-FT5D Programmer the details it needs to identify the radio (worldwide version, modification status, and other "behind the scenes" details). This information can be retrieved only from the radio via the Backup process found there.
Memory channel details are not important in this process.
This may be your first experience working with the SD card and the data transfer process. These steps will help you through that process.
|Step 1:With the radio OFF, insert the SD card into the slot on the side of the radio marked Micro SD. |
|Step 2: Access the menu of the radio |
|Step 3: Select the SD Card option from the menu |
|Step 4: Select Backup |
|Step 5: Select Write to SD |
This will transfer all the details of your radio to the SD card. Even in a new radio there are details that the Programmer uses to identify your radio.
This is when you will know that the radio does not like your SD card. If "nothing" happens when you press the [Fmenu] button in this step either 1) the card is not seated well in the radio, 2) the card is not recognized by the radio, 3) the card is too large for the radio... something is wrong and the radio will not respond to your selection.
|Step 6: Confirm the Write process for it to begin |
|Step 7: Remove the SD card from the radio for use in the computer. |
|Step 8: Start the YPS-FT5D Programmer |
|Step 9: Complete the Read from SD Card process |
|Step 10: What to expect from this process: |
Notice... these are all things YOU do. You will know if you need to do a read from the radio again.
|Step 11: You are ready to set up Memory channels and settings for the radio. |
|Step 12: Customize your file with details you want in your radio. |
|Step 13: Make the file ready for the radio |
|Step 14: The programmer lets you know the process is complete. Click OK. |
|Step 15: Transfer the new file to the radio. |
| When this process is complete, the radio will be programmed like the file on the computer. |
Remember: You may have to put the radio into memory mode with the V/M key to see the memory channels you loaded.Names are displayed above the frequency and if you touch the display, the frequency display gets larger and the names disappear... no worries... just touch it again.
You're in control here. Get all you can from that radio. Use the Programmer to experiment... organize... or just get everything into the radio quickly.
We're here to help if you need us.