FT8900 Quick Reference Card

FT8900 Quick Reference Card
FT-8900 Quick Reference Card
PRESS means press momentarily. LONG PRESS means press and hold for 1/2 second.
FRONT PANEL CONTROLS
CONTROL
Left Dial
Left Volume
Right Dial
Right Volume
PRESS
Toggle Main to Left Side*
Turn Internet Mode On and Off
Toggle Main to Right Side*
LONG PRESS
Change Band (VFO mode)
Change Band (VFO mode)
Turn Radio On and Off
*Enables tuning VFO in 1 MHz Steps when in VFO Mode and this side is the Main Band.
FRONT PANEL PUSHBUTTONS
KEY
LOW
PRESS
Select TX Power Level
V/M
Select VFO Mode or Memory Mode
HM
SCN
SET
MHZ
REV
TONE
SUB
Go To or Return From Home Channel
Start Scanning
Enter Menu Mode
Tune VFO in 1 MHz Steps
Reverse TX and RX Frequencies
Change Tone Squelch Mode
Next Key-Press Affects Sub-Band
LONG PRESS
Display Frequency or Channel Name
Start Smart Search (VFO Mode) or
Enable Memory Tune (MEM Mode)
Start Priority Channel Scanning
Select Skip or Preferential (MSM)
Save Data to a Memory Channel
Tune VFO in 10 MHz Steps
Change Repeater Shift Direction
MICROPHONE PUSHBUTTONS*
KEY
P1
PRESS
Toggle Main Between Sides
P2
Select VFO Mode or Memory Mode
P3
P4
Change Tone Squelch Mode
Select TX Power Level
LONG PRESS
Change Band (VFO mode)
Start Smart Search (VFO Mode) or
Enable Memory Tune (MEM Mode)
Display Frequency or Channel Name
*Factory default selections.
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SAVING A MEMORY CHANNEL
Set up all parameters while in VFO Mode.
Long Press SET and a channel number will blink.
Rotate the Main Band Dial to choose a different channel number if desired.
To specify a channel name, long press SET and go to step 5; otherwise, press SET
to save the parameters and return to normal operation.
Rotate Main Band Dial to select a character for the channel name, then press Main
Band Dial to advance to next letter. Repeat until all characters have been selected.
When finished, press SET to save all parameters and return to normal operation.
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USING CROSS-BAND REPEATER MODE
Configure left and right side of radio to desired operating parameters.
Press SET then rotate the Main Band Dial to Menu Item 44 X-RPT.
Press Main Band Dial and XSTART appears on the display.
Press Main Band Dial to enable cross-band repeat (MAIN disappears).
Press SET to disable cross-band repeat.
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©2008 Eric J. Grabowski, KH6CQ
FT-8900 MENU MODE
ITEM
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MENU
APO
ARS
ARTS
BAND
BEEP
CLK SFT
CWID
CWID W
DIMMER
DCS COD
DCS N/R
DSP SUB
DTMF D
DTMF S
DTMF W
HYPER
INET
INET C
INET M
KEY MOD
LOCK
LOCKT
MIC
MUTE
NAME
PCKT S
PCKT B
PG P1
PG P2
PG P3
PG P4
RF SQL
RPT MOD
SCN
SCN M
SHIFT
STEP
SPCONT
TONE F
TONE M
TOT
VFO TR
WID NAR
X-RPT
AM
AUT AM
FUNCTION
Select Automatic Power Off Duration
Enable / Disable Automatic Repeater Shift
Enable / Disable ARTS Mode
Enable / Disable VFO Band Wrap
Enable / Disable Keyboard Beep
Enable / Disable CPU Clock Frequency Shift
Enable / Disable CW Identifier for ARTS
Edit Call Sign for ARTS CWID
Select Display Brightness Level
Select DCS Code
Select DCS Normal or Reverse
Select Sub-Band Display
Select DTMF Dialer Delay Time
Select DTMF Dialer Sending Speed
Edit DTMF Dialer Memory
Enable / Disable Hyper Memory Automatic Write
Enable / Disable Internet Connection Mode
Select Access Number for WIRES Connection
Select Access Number for non-WIRES Connection
Enable / Disable Right Side Keys Option
Enable / Disable Key and Pushbutton Lock
Select PTT Lock Mode
Select Microphone Type
Select Audio Mute Mode
Edit Channel Name
Select Packet Transmission Rate
Select Packet Receiver Band
Select P1 Microphone Function
Select P2 Microphone Function
Select P3 Microphone Function
Select P4 Microphone Function
Select RF Squelch Level
Select Repeater Offset Direction
Select Scan Resume Mode
Select Memory Scan Mode
Select Magnitude of Repeater Shift
Select Synthesizer Step
Select External Speaker Audio
Select Tone Squelch Frequency
Select Tone Squelch Mode
Select Time-Out Timer Duration
Enable / Disable VFO Band Linking for Satellites
Enable / Disable Narrow-Band Mode
Enable / Disable Cross-Band Repeat Mode
Enable / Disable AM Mode
Select Automatic AM Mode for Aeronautical Band
USING MENU MODE
Press SET to enter Menu Mode.
Rotate Main Band Dial to select a menu item.
Press Main Band Dial to enable adjustment of that item.
Rotate Main Band Dial to desired selection.
Long Press Main Band Dial to save the selection and exit Menu Mode.
FT8900 QRC revision A
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