[chirp_users] Programming Yaesu FT7900

Milton Hywatt mhywattt at yahoo.com
Thu Feb 13 13:36:20 PST 2014

Hate to answer for another but the step he was missing
was to press and hold SET until the radio was ready to 
rx or tx data. He was half way there by holding down the MHZ key while powering up. Then rotating the channel knob to F7 CLONE. 
Now he can press and hold the middle button BAND/SET until the 
display blacks out and then release the button and the display 
comes back with CLONE. He was missing that step. Now he can set his 
software to rx or tx data and then hit the appropriate button on the 
radio to start the transfer. TX or RX will appear on the display depending on what he wanted to do. The last time I programmed my FT8900 which is nearly identical in setting it up to clone I too forgot to
press set. On the 8900 you just press it momentarily. the 7900 you press and hold. That is what Joe was referring to down at the bottom
of this message. More than a momentary push of SET on the FT8900 will cause the transfer to fail. I'll have to give that a try to see what exactly happens. 


 From: Dave Nathanson <KG6ZJO at nathanson.org>
To: Discussion of CHIRP <chirp_users at intrepid.danplanet.com> 
Sent: Thursday, February 13, 2014 2:57 AM
Subject: Re: [chirp_users] Programming Yaesu FT7900

Hey Dave C, so what was the full final winning procedure that worked for you? 

Dave Nathanson

On Feb 12, 2014, at 10:26 PM, Dave Cavanaugh <cavanadd at frontier.com> wrote:

> Thanks for all of the help; after reading all of the responses to my 
> post and re-reading the manual I realized I was missing a step in the 
> clone procedure.  After I fixed that I eventually figured out the 
> correct sequence for downloading a clone of the radio into Chirp, then 
> importing my old Anytone file into the FT7900 file and then uploading it 
> into the radio.  Works fine now.
> On 2/12/2014 3:17 PM, Joe wrote:
>> This may be a similar problem that drove me crazy on the FT-8900. After
>> you select CLONE START, only press the [SET] key for 1/2 second, no
>> longer!  A longer push will cause it to fail.
>> 73, Joe, K1ike
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