Ham Radio

FT-897D Settings

Yaesu FT-897d

These are the settings I am using on my FT-897D.

It reflects a base installation with the Heil Traveller Headset. The headset has a high-output mic and experimentation found the gain needs to be set much lower than the stock microphone to avoid overdrive and distortion.

Radio Settings

Menu Function Current   Default Comments
1 EXT Menu On Off
2 144 MHz ARS On On
3 430 MHz ARS On On
4 AM & FM Dial Disable Disable
5 AM Mic Gain 17 50 Heil headset
6 AM Step 5 KHz 5 KHz
7 APO Time Off Off
8 ARTS Beep Range Off
9 ARTS ID Off Off
10 ARTS IDW Yaesu Yaesu
11 Beacon Text 1
12 Beacon Time Off Off
13 Beep Tone 880 Hz 880 Hz
14 Beep Volume 35 50
15 CAR LSB R 0 Hz
16 CAR LSB T 0 Hz
17 CAR USB R 0 Hz
18 CAR USB T 0 Hz
19 CAT Rate 4800 4800 bps
20 CAT/LIN/TUN CAT TUN
21 CLAR Dial Set CLAR CLAR
22 CW Auto Mode Off Off
23 CW BFO USB USB
24 CW Delay 700 ms 250 ms Reduce relay chatter
25 CW Key Rev Normal Normal
26 CW Paddle Elekey Elekey
27 CW Pitch 600 Hz 700 Hz
28 CW QSK 10 ms 10 ms
29 CW Side Tone 21 50
30 CW Speed 18 wpm 12 wpm
31 CW Training A: N
32 CW Weight 1:3.1 1:3.0
33 DCS Code 023 023
34 DCS INV Tn-Rn Tn-Rn
35 DIAL Step Fine Fine
36 DIG Disp 0 Hz 0 Hz
37 DIG Gain 50 50
38 Dig Mode RTTY-L RTTY-L
39 DIG Shift 0 Hz 0 Hz
40 DIG Vox 0 0
41 DISP Color Fix: 10
42 DISP Contrast 4 5
43 DISP Intensity 3 3
44 DISP Mode Auto2 Auto2
45 DSP BPF Width 240 240 Hz
46 DSP HPF Cutoff 200 100 Hz
47 DSP LPF Cutoff 2290 6000 Hz Reduce noise in DBF
48 DSP MIC EQ Off Off
49 DSP NR Level 7 8
50 Emergency Off Off
51 FM Mic Gain 2 50 For Heil headset
52 FM Step 10 KHz
53 Home->VFO On On
54 Lock Mode Dial Dial
55 MEM Group Off Off
56 MEM Tag
57 MEM/VFO Dial Mode MHz/Mem Mhz/MEM GRP
58 MIC Scan On On
59 MIC SEL NOR NOR
60 MTR ARX SEL Sig Sig
61 MTR ATX SEL Pwr PWR
62 MTR Peak Hold On On
63 NB Level 50 50
64 OP Filter 1 Fil1
65 PG A Moni Moni
66 PG B Q.SPL Q.SPL
67 PG C ATC ATC
68 PG ACC Moni Moni
69 PG P1 Q.SPL Q.SPL
70 PG P2 TCALL TCALL
71 PKT 1200 50
72 PKT 9600 50
73 PKT Rate 1200 1200 bps
74 PROC Level 100
75 RF Power Set (HF) 100   100
75 RF Power Set (VHF) 18 50 For my 2m amp
75 RF Power Set (UHF) 20 20
76 RPT Shift 0.60 MHz
77 Scan Mode Busy Time
78 Scan Resume 5 Sec 5 Sec
79 Split Tone Off Off
80 SQL/RF Gain (HF/VHF) RF Gain -
81 SSB Mic Gain 5 50 For Heil headset
82 SSB Step 5 KHz 2.5 KHz
83 Tone FREQ 103.5 Hz 88.5 Hz
84 TOT Time Off Off
85 Tuner/ATAS Off Off With LDG AT-897
86 TX IF Filter CFIL
87 VOX Delay 500 ms 500 ms Not currently using
88 Vox Gain 50 50 Not currently using
89 XVTR A FREQ - - Not currently using
90 XVTR B FREQ - - Not currently using
91 XVTR SEL Off Off
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