[chirp_users] Programming Yaesu FT7900

Dave Nathanson KG6ZJO at nathanson.org
Thu Feb 13 14:36:48 PST 2014

Thanks Milton, I'm always happy to hear about what works!  :-)

Dave C if you have anything to add - I'm happy to hear that too. 

Either way, I like to try & get the winning answers into the permanent record. I know from my own experience that these little details (exact & in sequence) can be important when you're trying to transfer to or from a radio. 

 Dave Nathanson

On Feb 13, 2014, at 1:36 PM, Milton Hywatt <mhywattt at yahoo.com> wrote:

> 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. 
> Milton
> 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? 
> Best, 
> 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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