[chirp_users] PSA: Permanently disable Yaesu Wires beep

Milton Hywatt mhywattt at yahoo.com
Fri Mar 14 17:50:08 PDT 2014

Done it dozens of times on the FT60 and FT8900. Was talking to
someone just the other day who had a tone when he first transmitted.
I told the guy he was using a Yaesu and he was surprised that I knew.
I said he had wires enabled. He found the button and shut it off. There 
is a way to program the radio so wires will only work if certain criteria are met
and under normal operation you would never meet it either. There is no
way to enable it under normal or cross band mode. 

 From: "chirp.cordless at xoxy.net" <chirp.cordless at xoxy.net>
To: chirp_users at intrepid.danplanet.com 
Sent: Friday, March 14, 2014 6:35 PM
Subject: [chirp_users] PSA: Permanently disable Yaesu Wires beep

I know this isn't directly Chirp related, but it's the right audience,
and this information needs to get widely distributed. Nobody in
my local ham circles knew about it.

If you don't know what the annoying Yaesu Wires beep is,
it's a Yaesu-proprietary internet access feature. It's too easy to
accidentally enable on most Yaesu radios, and it injects a DTMF
tone at the start of every transmission that masks the start of the audio.

It turns out there's a way to silence the beep, even if you accidentally
put the radio in Wires mode. There's a well-done description of
the settings changes for a dozen Yaesu models, and an explanation,
at http://www.sbara.org/downloads/WIRES/
which has both online html versions and downloadable pdfs.

Hope that helps some, and apologies for the noise to the rest of you.


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