FTM-350 Series APRS Manual

FTM-350 Series APRS Manual
FTM-350 SERIES
APRS MANUAL
The FTM-350 series transceiver is equipped with a 1200/
9600bps AX.25 Data Modem to enable APRS® (Automatic Packet Reporting System) operation. The Automatic
Packet Reporting System (APRS®) is a software program
and registered trademark of Bob Bruninga, WB4APR.
YAESU MUSEN CO., LTD.
Tennozu Parkside Building
2-5-8 Higashi-Shinagawa, Shinagawa-ku, Tokyo 140-0002 Japan
YAESU USA
6125 Phyllis Drive, Cypress, CA 90630, U.S.A.
YAESU UK
Unit 12, Sun Valley Business Park, Winnall Close
Winchester, Hampshire, SO23 0LB, U.K.
YAESU HK
Unit 2002, 20/F, 9 Chong Yip Street,
Kwun Tong, Kowloon, Hong Kong
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CONTENTS
Preparations ...................................................................................................................... 4
Flow Chart .................................................................................................................... 4
About the GPS Antenna ................................................................................................ 5
To Operate the APRS with the Optional GPS Antenna Unit .................................. 5
To Operate the APRS without the Optional GPS Antenna Unit ............................. 5
Position Setting ............................................................................................................. 6
Callsign Setting ............................................................................................................. 7
Activate the APRS Function ......................................................................................... 8
Select the Baud Rate of the APRS Function ................................................................. 9
Select Your Icon .......................................................................................................... 10
Select Your Icon (User Mode) .................................................................................... 11
Receiving an APRSTM Beacon ....................................................................................... 12
General ........................................................................................................................ 12
Display & Switches (Radio Window) ........................................................................ 14
Display & Switches (“APRS Beacon” Pop-up window) ........................................... 15
Display & Switches (“Station List” Window) ............................................................ 16
Beacon Type Details ................................................................................................... 17
“APRS Beacon” Detail Window (Mic-E Station) ...................................................... 18
“APRS Beacon” Detail Window (Position “Fixed” Station-1) .................................. 19
“APRS Beacon” Detail Window (Position “Fixed” Station-2) .................................. 20
“APRS Beacon” Detail Window (Position “Fixed” Station-3) .................................. 21
“APRS Beacon” Detail Window (Position “Moving” Station) .................................. 22
“APRS Beacon” Detail Window (Weather Station) ................................................... 23
“APRS Beacon” Detail Window (Object or Item Stations) ........................................ 24
“APRS Beacon” Detail Window (Status Station) ....................................................... 25
“APRS Beacon” Detail Window (RAW NMEA Station) ........................................... 26
“APRS Beacon” Detail Window (Other Station) ....................................................... 27
Sorting a “Station List” ............................................................................................... 28
APRS Filter Setting .................................................................................................... 29
Callsign Ringer ........................................................................................................... 30
Range Ringer .............................................................................................................. 31
APRS Navigation ........................................................................................................ 32
Indicating the RAW Packet Data ................................................................................ 33
Deleting a Received Beacon from the “Station List” ................................................. 34
From the “Station List” Window .......................................................................... 34
From the “APRS Beacon Data” Window ............................................................. 34
Deleting All received Beacons from the “Station List” ........................................ 35
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Transmit an APRSTM Beacon ........................................................................................ 36
Manual Transmission .................................................................................................. 36
Automatic Transmission ............................................................................................. 37
Optional Settings ........................................................................................................ 38
Interval Time Setting for Automatic Transmission ............................................... 38
SmartBeaconingTM Settings .................................................................................. 39
Status Text ............................................................................................................. 40
Position Comment ................................................................................................. 42
Digipeater Route ................................................................................................... 43
Digipeater Route (Address Setting) ...................................................................... 44
Receiving an APRSTM Message ..................................................................................... 45
General ........................................................................................................................ 45
Display & Switches .................................................................................................... 46
Message Group Settings ............................................................................................. 50
Deleting a Received Message from the “Message List” ............................................ 51
From the “Message List” Window ........................................................................ 51
From the “APRS Message Data” Window ........................................................... 51
Deleting All Received Messages from the “Message List” .................................. 52
Transmit an APRSTM Message ...................................................................................... 54
General ........................................................................................................................ 54
Receiving an Acknowledgment .................................................................................. 56
Store a Fixed Form Message ...................................................................................... 57
APRS Message Replying ............................................................................................ 58
Automatic Message Replying ............................................................................... 59
APRS/PKT Set Mode ..................................................................................................... 60
Appendix ......................................................................................................................... 80
APRS Alert Beep List ................................................................................................. 80
CT-140 Cable Connections ......................................................................................... 81
CT-141 Cable Connections ......................................................................................... 81
CT-142 Cable Connections ......................................................................................... 82
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PREPARATIONS
FLOW CHART
The optional GPS Antenna Unit
is installed. (See page 5)
The optional GPS Antenna Unit
is not installed. (See page 5)



Set the clock time of the transceiver.
See page 44
on the FTM-350 Series Operating Manual
(

)


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Enter your position (Log/Lat).
(See page 6)

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Enter your callsign. (See page 7)

Activate the APRS modem and set the baud rate. (See pages 8 and 9)

Select your symbol. (See pages 10 and 11)

Sets operating frequency of the APRS operation. (See page 12)

Select the transmission method of the APRS Beacon.
(See page 36 and 37)

Open the “Station List” window. (See page 16)
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ABOUT THE GPS ANTENNA
TO OPERATE THE APRS WITH THE OPTIONAL GPS ANTENNA UNIT
When the optional FGPS-1 or FGPS-2 GPS Antenna Unit is installed in the transceiver,
the clock time and your location (Longitude/Latitude) are determined from the satellite data
automatically; this data is applied and used for APRS operation. Refer to the “Connection
and Setting” manual for the installation of the optional FGPS-1 or FGPS-2 GPS Antenna
Unit.
ADVICE:
 The FTM-350 series allows registering up to 16 points into the specific memory channels (“P-LIST” memory channel). The position data of the “P-LIST” memory channel
can be applied to the APRS operation.
 Even if the optional FGPS-1 or FGPS-2 GPS Antenna Unit acquires the GPS signal,
when the Set Mode item “E31 MY POSITION” in the “APRS/PKT” group is set to
“MANUAL” or “P-LIST”, the GPS data becomes invalid.
 You may use an aftermarket GPS receiver instead of the optional FGPS-1 or FGPS-2
GPS Antenna Unit. To do this, connect the aftermarket GPS receiver to the DATA jack
and set the “3: INPUT” parameter of the Set Mode item “E16 COM PORT SETTING” in the “APRS/PKT” group to “GPS IN”.
 When connecting the optional FGPS-1 or FGPS-2 GPS Antenna Unit to the transceiver, confirm that the Set Mode item “E30 MY POSITION SET” in the “APRS/
PKT” group is set to “GPS”.
TO OPERATE THE APRS WITHOUT THE OPTIONAL GPS ANTENNA UNIT
When you operate the APRS without the optional FGPS-1 or FGPS-2 GPS Antenna Unit,
manually set the clock of the transceiver. Refer to the 44 page of the FTM-350 Series
Operating manual for setting the clock. Refer to the next page of this manual, and input
your location (Longitude/Latitude) manually.
ADVICE:
 You may select the unit of the APRS data via the Set Mode item “E12 APRS UNITS”
in the “APRS/PKT” group.
 When the optional FGPS-1 or FGPS-2 GPS Antenna Unit is functioning, the transceiver clock is automatically adjusted to the correct time by the GPS data.
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PREPARATIONS
POSITION SETTING
This paragraph explains a method to enter your position (Longitude/Latitude) when an
optional FGPS-1 or FGPS-2 GPS Antenna Unit is not in use.
1. Press the [SET] key to enter the Set Mode.
2. Rotate the left side [DIAL] knob to select “APRS/PKT” group, then press the left side
[DIAL] knob.
3. Rotate the left side [DIAL] knob to select
Set Mode item “E31 MY POSITION”.
4. Press the left side [DIAL] knob twice, then
enter your position (Longitude/Latitude) in
decimal form by using the left side [DIAL]
knob to select the number/character. Use
the [] / [] key to move the cursor. Your
position is converted into sexagesimal form
automatically, and is displayed in parenthesis.
5. When the last digit of your position is entered, the transceiver will emit a beep sound,
and save your position.
6. Press the [ESC] key to exit from Set Mode item “E31 MY POSITION”, then rotate
the left side [DIAL] knob to select Set Mode item “E30 MY POSITION SET”.
7. Press the left side [DIAL ] knob, then rotate the left side [DIAL ] knob to select
“MANUAL”.
8. Press the left side [DIAL] knob to save the new setting, then press the [ESC] key twice
to exit from Set Mode.
ADVICE:
 You may delete all data after the cursor that may have been previously stored by pressing the [CLR] key. You may undo the erased data by pressing the [ESC] key just after
erasing.
 To determine your position (Longitude/Latitude), use a map with WGS-84 map datum.
 Be careful not to mistake sexagesimal form, and decimal form of the map when inputting your position (Longitude/Latitude). The relations of sexagesimal form, and decimal form are as follows:
Sexagesimal form x 100 = Decimal form x 60
 You may store the position of up to 16 points (4 memories 4 groups). See page 24 of the
FTM-350 Series Operating Manual for details of storing your position.
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CALLSIGN SETTING
1. Press the [SET] key to enter the Set Mode.
2. Rotate the left side [DIAL] knob to select “APRS/PKT” group, then press the left side
[DIAL] knob.
3. Rotate the left side [DIAL] knob to select
Set Mode item “E29 MY CALLSIGN”.
4. Press the left side [DIAL] knob twice, then
enter your callsign by using the left side
[DIAL] knob to select the number/character.
Use the [] / [] key to move the cursor.
5. When you have completed entering your
callsign, press the [] key to move to the
SSID slot.
6. Rotate the left side [DIAL] knob to select the SSID, then press the [] key to save the
new setting.
7. Press the [ESC] key to exit from Set Mode item “E29 MY CALLSIGN”, then press
the [ESC] key twice to exit from Set Mode.
ADVICE:
 We recommend that you select an SSID of “-9”.
 You may also select the number/character of your callsign using the buttons on the
microphone keypad.
 You may delete all data after the cursor that may have been previously stored, by pressing the [CLR] key. You may undo the erased data by pressing the [ESC] key just after
erasing the data.
 Visit http://aprs.org/aprs11/SSIDs.txt to examine the latest SSID list.
SSID LIST
SSID
Non
-1
-2
-3
-4
-5
-6
-7
-8
-9
-10
-11
-12
-13
-14
-15
DETAILS
Your primary station is usually fixed and message capable
Generic additional station, digi, mobile, wx, etc
Generic additional station, digi, mobile, wx, etc
Generic additional station, digi, mobile, wx, etc
Generic additional station, digi, mobile, wx, etc
Other network sources (Dstar, Iphones, Blackberry’s etc)
Special activity, Satellite ops, camping or 6 meters, etc
Walkie talkies, HT’s or other human portable, such as VX-8 Series
Boats, sailboats, RV’s or second main mobile
Primary Mobile, such as FTM-350 Series (usually message capable)
Internet, Igates, echolink, winlink, AVRS, APRN, etc
Balloons, aircraft, spacecraft, etc
APRStt, DTMF, RFID, devices, one-way trackers, etc
Weather stations
Truckers or generally full time drivers
Generic additional station, digi, mobile, wx, etc
As of October, 2010
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PREPARATIONS
ACTIVATE THE APRS FUNCTION
1. Press the [SET] key to enter the Set Mode.
2. Rotate the left side [DIAL] knob to select “APRS/PKT” group, then press the left side
[DIAL] knob.
3. Rotate the left side [DIAL] knob to select
Set Mode item “E05 APRS MODEM”.
4. Press the left side [DIAL] knob, then rotate the left side [DIAL ] knob to select
“ON”.
5. Press the left side [DIAL] knob to save the new setting, then press the [ESC] key twice
to exit from Set Mode.
To disable the APRS function, select “OFF” in step 4 above.
ADVICE:
A” icon appears at the right side of the
 When the APRS function is activated, a small “A
S-meter on the “Sub” band frequency display.
“A
A” icon
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SELECT THE BAUD RATE OF THE APRS FUNCTION
This paragraph selects the baud rate of the APRS function. When selecting a baud rate of
“1200 bps”, you may operate APRS using AFSK 1200 bps packet. When selecting a baud
rate of “9600 bps”, you may operate APRS using GMSK 9600 bps packet.
1. Press the [SET] key to enter the Set Mode.
2. Rotate the left side [DIAL] knob to select “APRS/PKT” group, then press the left side
[DIAL] knob.
3. Rotate the left side [DIAL] knob to select
Set Mode item “E18 DATA SPEED”.
4. Press the left side [DIAL] knob, then rotate the left side [DIAL] knob to select “1:
APRS”.
5. Press the left side [DIAL] knob, then rotate the left side [DIAL] knob to select the
desired baud rate (“1200 bps” or “9600 bps”).
6. Press the left side [DIAL] knob to save the new setting, then press the [ESC] key three
times to exit from Set Mode.
ADVICE:
A12
A96
 An “A12
A12” icon (for 1200 bps packet) or “A96
A96” icon (for 9600 bps packet) appears on
the display in accordance with the baud rate of the APRS which you select.
 When the Set Mode item “E06 APRS MUTE” is set to “ON”, the audio output of the
A12
A96
“APRS Operation Band” is muted and the “A12
A12” or “A96
A96” icon will blink, during
APRS operation.
A96
“A12
A12” or “A96
A96”
A12
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SELECT YOUR ICON
This paragraph selects the icon which will be displayed to identify your station on the
monitors of other APRS stations. You may choose the icon from the 46 symbols (see below).
1. Press the [SET] key to enter the Set Mode.
2. Rotate the left side [DIAL] knob to select “APRS/PKT” group, then press the left side
[DIAL] knob.
3. Rotate the left side [DIAL] knob to select
Set Mode item “E32 MY SYMBOL”.
4. Press the left side [DIAL] knob, then select the desired preset symbol by pressing
one of the [ICON1] ~ [ICON3] or [USER]
keys.
5. To choose another icon, rotate the left side [DIAL] knob to select the desired symbol
after having pressed either key. You may choose 1 of 46 different symbols.
DEFAULT SYMBOLS
Note: To select a different icon for the
[USER] key, see next page.
KEY
CODE
SYMBOL
[
]
[
]
:
C
AR
ICON1
/>
[
]
6. Press the left side DIAL knob to save the
[ICON2]
[ /R ]
: REC. VEHICLE
new setting, then press the [ESC] key twice [ICON3] [ /– ]
: HOUSE QTH (VHF)
to exit from Set Mode.
[USER]
[ YY ]
: YAESU RADIO
AVAILABLE SYMBOLS
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SELECT YOUR ICON (USER MODE)
When there is not an objective symbol in the available symbols, you may enter a symbol
directly by the following procedures:
1. Press the [SET] key to enter the Set Mode.
2. Rotate the left side [DIAL] knob to select “APRS/PKT” group, then press the left side
[DIAL] knob.
Symbol Table ID
3. Rotate the left side [DIAL] knob to select
Symbol Code
Set Mode item “E32 MY SYMBOL”.
4. Press the left side [DIAL] knob, then press
the [USER] key.
5. Press the left side [DIAL] knob, then rotate the left side [DIAL] knob to select the
desired Symbol Table ID (left digits in the parenthesis).
6. Press the left side [DIAL] knob (or [] key), then rotate the left side [DIAL] knob to
select the desired Symbol Code (right digits in the parenthesis).
To move the cursor back to the Symbol Table ID, press the [] key.
7. Press the left side [DIAL] knob to save the new setting, then press the [ESC] key three
times to exit from Set Mode.
ADVICE:
 Visit http://aprs.org/symbols/symbolsX.txt or http://aprs.org/symbols/symbols-new.txt
to examine the latest symbol list.
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RECEIVING AN APRS® BEACON
GENERAL
1. Set the “Left” band to the APRS frequency. 144.390MHz is generally used in North
America. If you don’t know the APRS frequency of your country, ask your dealer.
A” icon will
Note: The factory default for APRS operation uses the “Left” band (The “A
appear at the right side of the “Left” band S/PO meter).
2. When another station’s APRS beacon is received, the APRS pop-up window opens and
an APRS alert beep is heard. The APRS pop-up window closes automatically after ten
seconds.
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RECEIVING AN APRS® BEACON
GENERAL
ADVICE:
 You may change the APRS operating band via Set Mode item “E17 DATA BAND
SELECT” in the “APRS/PKT” group.
 You may change the baud rate of the APRS function via Set Mode item “E18 DATA
SPEED” in the “APRS/PKT” group.
 You may specify the types of APRS Beacon data that may be received, via Set Mode
item “E03 APRS FILTER” in the “APRS/PKT” group.
 You may disables audio output of the “APRS Operation Band” during APRS operation
via Set Mode item “E06 APRS MUTE” in the “APRS/PKT” group.
 You may enable/disable the alert ringer when an APRS beacon is received via Set
Mode item “3 RX BEACON” of the “E09 APRS RINGER” in the “APRS/PKT”
group.
 You may enable to emit an audible alert ringer when received the APRS Beacon from
the specified station via Set Mode item “6 CALL RINGER” of the “E09 APRS
RINGER” in the “APRS/PKT” group.
 You may enable an audible ringer, to alert when an APRS beacon is received from a
station within the designated range. Use Set Mode item “7 RNG RINGER” of the
“E09 APRS RINGER” in the “APRS/PKT” group.
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DISPLAY & SWITCHES (RADIO WINDOW)
Press the [F] key repeatedly, until the [SMART FUNCTION] key category changes to the
“F-3” mode, which is assigned to the functions necessary for APRS operation.
DISPLAY ICON
BEACON TX
Baud Rate(APRS)
Unread Message
Baud Rate (DATA)
APRS Band
DATA Band
No Icon: Disables the Automatic APRS Beacon Transmission Feature.
“” Icon: Enables the Automatic APRS Beacon Transmission Feature.
“” Icon: Activates the SmartBeaconingTM Feature.
Indicates the Baud Rate of the APRS function. (The indication example is “1200 bps”)
Indicates that there is an unread message.
Indicates the Baud Rate of the DATA jack. (The indication example is “9600 bps”)
Indicates the operating band for the APRS operation.
Indicates the operating band for the DATA operation.
KEY FUNCTION
FWD
BCK
SET
DIAL
S LIST
MSG
BCON
B-TX
PTT
B
F
Press the key: Changes the operating function page.
Press and hold the key: Toggle the display between “Dual Band” and “Mono Band”.
Press the key: Changes the operating function page.
Press and hold the key: Toggle the display between “Dual Band” and “Mono Band”.
Access the Set Mode.
Selects the operating frequency.
Jump to the “Station List” window.
Jump to the “Message List” window.
Changes the APRS beacon: OFF, ON, or SMART.
Transmit the APRS beacon.
Transmit PTT VHF/UHF radio.
Changes the operating band.
Changes the current function of the [SMART FUNCTION] key.
ADVICE:
If you select the cross band operation of the APRS or Data operation via Set Mode item
“E17 DATA BAND SELECT” in the “APRS/PKT” group, the “APRS Band” icon ( )
or the “DATA Band” icon ( ) changes as follows:
Ar
Ar: APRS RX Band / At
At: APRS TX Band
Dr
Dr: DATA mode RX Band / Dt
Dt: DATA mode TX Band
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DISPLAY & SWITCHES (“APRS BEACON” POP-UP WINDOW)
When another stations APRS beacon is received, the APRS pop-up window opens, and the
function of some keys will change as follows:
KEY FUNCTION
ENT
ESC
DIAL
REPLY
Jump to the “APRS Beacon” Detail Window.
Close the “APRS Beacon” Pop-up Window.
Rotate this knob to scroll through the received information.
Press this knob to jump to the “APRS Beacon” Detail Window.
Jump to the “TX MESSAGE EDIT” window (reply operation).
ADVICE:
 The APRS pop-up window closes automatically after ten seconds. You may change
time when a APRS pop-up window is closed via Set Mode item “1 BEACON” of the
“E07 APRS POPUP” in the “APRS/PKT” group.
 You may change the LCD backlight color when an APRS pop-up window opens via
Set Mode item “E08 APRS POPUP COLOR” in the “APRS/PKT” group.
EMERGENCY POP-UP WINDOW
When receiving an “Emergency” beacon form a Mic-E station, the following popup window opens.
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DISPLAY & SWITCHES (“STATION LIST” WINDOW)
If necessary, press the [F] key repeatedly, until the [SMART FUNCTION] key’s category
changes to “F-3” mode, then press the [SLIST] key to open the “Station List” window. The
FTM-350 Series Transceiver allows you to store up to 100 stations into the “Station” list.
DISPLAY
List Number
Station Name
Date
Beacon Type
Comment / Status Text
Indicates the list number of the received APRS Beacon.
Indicates the Callsign (or object name or Item name) of the received APRS beacon.
Indicates the time (or date) when the radio received an APRS Beacon.
 If a beacon was received on a previous day, the time indication changes to the date.
 Indicates the time in 24-hour format regardless of the setting of Set Mode item “I02 DATA
& TIME FORMAT” in the “TIMER/CLOCK” group.
Indicates the Beacon type of the received APRS Beacon.
Indicates the beginning part of the comment (or Status Text) of the received APRS beacon.
KEY FUNCTION
ENT
BCK
SET
DIAL
S-1
S-2
S-1
S-2
S-3
S-1
S-2
S-3
S-1
FAST
S FLT
TOP
SORT
P LIST
REPLY
QUERY
POINT
QSY
S-2 GPS
S-3 NAVI
B TX
S-1 LIST
S-2 DEL
S-3 DEL
F
16
Jump to the “APRS Beacon” Detail Window.
Close the “Station List” Window.
Access the Set Mode (APRS/PKT group).
Rotate this knob to scroll through the received information.
Press this knob to jump to the “APRS Beacon” Detail Window.
Enables scrolling of the station list using a fast stepping rate (4 rows/click).
Jump to the Set Mode item “E35 SORT FILTER” in the “APRS/PKT” group.
Jump to the top column of the Station List.
Initiates sorting of the Station List.
Jump to the “Point List Mode” window.
Jump to the “TX MESSAGE EDIT” window (Reply operation).
Jump to the “TX MESSAGE EDIT” window with Query command.
Stores the received position data (Lat/Log) to the “Point” memory.
The frequency of the band opposite from the APRS operating band is changed in accordance
with the QSY frequency information included in the received APRS Beacon.
Jump to the “GPS Information” page.
Initiates navigation to the selected APRS Beacon station.
Transmit the APRS beacon.
Toggle the display between the “Station List” and “Message List”.
Press the key to delete the selected station (or message) from the List.
Press and hold the key to delete the all station (or message) from the List.
Press the key to delete the selected station (or message) from the List.
Press and hold the key to delete the all station (or message) from the List.
Changes the [SMART FUNCTION] key’s category (S-1, S-2, and S-3).
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BEACON TYPE DETAILS
If necessary, press the [F] key repeatedly, until the [SMART FUNCTION] key’s category
changes to “F-3” mode, then press the [SLIST] key to open the “Station List” window.
DISPLAY
Mic-E
BEACON TYPE
Mic Encoder Station (Some Mic Encoder Stations append the transceiver name (such
as the FTM-350, VX-8 etc.) instead of “Mic-E” to the beacon).
Position “Fixed” Station.
(Compressed) Position “Fixed” Station.
Mobile Station.
(Compressed) Mobile Station.
Weather Station.
(Compressed) Weather Station.
Object Station.
(Compressed) Object Station.
Item Station.
(Compressed) Item Station.
Killed Object Station.
Killed Item Station.
Killed (Compressed) Object Station.
Killed (Compressed) Item Station.
Status Station.
Raw NMEA Data.
Raw NMEA Data.
Station except APRS Station.
Emergency Beacon from the Mic Encoder Station.
FIXED
fixed
MOVING
moving
WEATHER
weather
OBJECT
object
ITEM
item
KILLOBJ
KILLITM
killobj
killitm
STATUS
GGA/GLL
GPRMC
OTHER
!!EMG!!
(Compressed) some part of the Beacon message is compressed.
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“APRS BEACON” DETAIL WINDOW (MIC-E STATION)
When receiving a “Mic-E” Beacon, the LCD displays the following information.

Rotate the left side DIAL knob to scroll
through the received information
1
71.7km
JQ1YBG- 9
FTM-350
Speed
: 100km/h
Course
: 225°
Altitude
:
50m
Pos.comm : Off Duty
Latitude
: N 35°25.89’
Longitude : E 139°24.01’
(2009/12/11 11:30) A12
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List number of the received APRS Station.
Symbol of the received APRS Station1.
Distance from the received APRS Station.
Direction to the received APRS Station2.
Callsign of the received APRS Station.
Beacon type of the received APRS Station.
Speed of the received APRS Station.
Progression direction of the received APRS Station.
Altitude of the received APRS Station.
Position comment of the received APRS Station3.
Latitude of the received APRS Station.
Longitude of the received APRS Station.
Time (or Date) and the baud rate that a radio received an APRS Station.
Status comment of the received APRS Station.
1: The “Overlay” symbol appends the “letter” which indicates
the station type to the upper left corner of the symbol.
2: You may toggle the compass display between “North Up”
and “Heading Up” by pressing the [DISP] key.
3: When the Position comment shows “Emergency”, the
alarm beep sounds 12 times.
KEY FUNCTION
Left Side DIAL
BCK
SET
B TX
DEL
F
B-1DISP
B-1  TEXT
 TOP
B-1REPLY
B-1QSY
B-2RAW
B-2QUERY
B-2GPS
18
Rotate the left side DIAL knob to scroll through the received information (@ small “LIST” icon disappear) or select the received APRS Station (@small “LIST” icon appears).
Press the left side DIAL knob to toggle the function of the left side DIAL knob to “Display Scroll” and
“Station Select”.
Jump to the “Station List” window.
Access the Set Mode (APRS/PKT group).
Transmit the APRS beacon.
Deletes the current APRS Station to be displayed.
Changes the [SMART FUNCTION] key’s category (B-1 and B-2).
Toggles the compass display between “North Up” and “Heading Up”.
TEXT: Jump to the top of the “Status Text Message”.
TOP: Jump to the top column of the received APRS beacon.
Jump to the “TX MESSAGE EDIT” window (Reply operation).
The frequency of the band opposite from the APRS operating band is changed in accordance with the
QSY frequency information included in the received APRS Beacon.
Displays the “Raw” data of the received APRS Beacon.
Jump to the “TX MESSAGE EDIT” window with Query command.
Jump to the “GPS Information” page.
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RECEIVING AN APRS® BEACON
“APRS BEACON” DETAIL WINDOW (POSITION “FIXED” STATION-1)
When receiving a “Position (Fixed)” Beacon, the LCD displays the following information.

Rotate the left side DIAL knob to scroll
through the received information
10
36.0km
JQ1YBG
FIXED
Altitude
:
32m
Latitude
: N 35°38.17’
Longitude : E 139°24.33’
(2009/12/11 11:30) A12
/A=000150 .......................
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List number of the received APRS Station.
Symbol of the received APRS Station1.
Distance from the received APRS Station.
Direction to the received APRS Station2.
Callsign of the received APRS Station.
Beacon type of the received APRS Station3.
Altitude of the received APRS Station.
Latitude of the received APRS Station.
Longitude of the received APRS Station.
Time (or Date) and the baud rate that a radio received an APRS Station.
Status comment of the received APRS Station.
1: The “Overlay” symbol appends the “letter” which indicates
the station type to the upper left corner of the symbol.
2: You may toggle the compass display between “North Up”
and “Heading Up” by pressing the [DISP] key.
3: Common stations are indicated with a capital letter, and
compressed stations (which compresses some parts of
the Beacon information) are indicated with a small letter.
KEY FUNCTION
Left Side DIAL
BCK
SET
B TX
DEL
F
B-1DISP
B-1  TEXT
 TOP
B-1REPLY
B-1QSY
B-2RAW
B-2QUERY
B-2GPS
Rotate the left side DIAL knob to scroll through the received information (@ small “LIST” icon disappear) or select the received APRS Station (@small “LIST” icon appears).
Press the left side DIAL knob to toggle the function of the left side DIAL knob to “Display Scroll” and
“Station Select”.
Jump to the “Station List” window.
Access the Set Mode (APRS/PKT group).
Transmit the APRS beacon.
Deletes the currently displayed APRS Station.
Changes the [SMART FUNCTION] key’s category (B-1 and B-2).
Toggles the compass display between “North Up” and “Heading Up”.
TEXT: Jump to the top of the “Status Text Message”.
TOP: Jump to the top column of the received APRS beacon.
Jump to the “TX MESSAGE EDIT” window (Reply operation).
The frequency of the band opposite from the APRS operating band is changed in accordance with the
QSY frequency information included in the received APRS Beacon.
Displays the “Raw” data of the received APRS Beacon.
Jump to the “TX MESSAGE EDIT” window with Query command.
Jump to the “GPS Information” page.
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RECEIVING AN APRS® BEACON
“APRS BEACON” DETAIL WINDOW (POSITION “FIXED” STATION-2)
When receiving a “Position (Fixed)” Beacon, the LCD displays the following information.

List number of the received APRS Station.
Symbol of the received APRS Station1.
Distance from the received APRS Station.
Direction to the received APRS Station2.
Callsign of the received APRS Station.
Beacon type of the received APRS Station.
TX output power of the received APRS Station.
Antenna height of the received APRS Station.
Antenna gain of the received APRS Station.
Antenna directivity of the received APRS Station.
Probe rate of the received APRS Station.
Latitude of the received APRS Station.
Longitude of the received APRS Station.
Time (or Date) and the baud rate that a radio received an APRS Station.
Status comment of the received APRS Station.
Rotate the left side DIAL knob to scroll
through the received information
7
S
36.0km
JQ1YBG- 1
FTM-350
Power
:
49W
Height
:
24m
Gain
:
3dB
Ant-dir
: omni
Proberate :
2
Latitude
: N 35°25.89’
Longitude : E 139°24.01’
(2009/12/11 11:30) A12
W1, Tkn-N, Fill-in DIGI
MEGURO.........................
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1: The “Overlay” symbol appends the “letter” which indicates
the station type to the upper left corner of the symbol.
2: You may toggle the compass display between “North Up”
and “Heading Up” by pressing the [DISP] key.
KEY FUNCTION
Left Side DIAL
BCK
SET
B TX
DEL
F
B-1DISP
B-1  TEXT
 TOP
B-1REPLY
B-1QSY
B-2RAW
B-2QUERY
B-2GPS
20
Rotate the left side DIAL knob to scroll through the received information (@ small “LIST” icon disappear) or select the received APRS Station (@small “LIST” icon appears).
Press the left side DIAL knob to toggle the function of the left side DIAL knob to “Display Scroll” and
“Station Select”.
Jump to the “Station List” window.
Access the Set Mode (APRS/PKT group).
Transmit the APRS beacon.
Deletes the currently displayed APRS Station.
Changes the [SMART FUNCTION] key’s category (B-1 and B-2).
Toggles the compass display between “North Up” and “Heading Up”.
TEXT: Jump to the top of the “Status Text Message”.
TOP: Jump to the top column of the received APRS beacon.
Jump to the “TX MESSAGE EDIT” window (Reply operation).
The frequency of the band opposite from the APRS operating band is changed in accordance with the
QSY frequency information included in the received APRS Beacon.
Displays the “Raw” data of the received APRS Beacon.
Jump to the “TX MESSAGE EDIT” window with Query command.
Jump to the “GPS Information” page.
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RECEIVING AN APRS® BEACON
“APRS BEACON” DETAIL WINDOW (POSITION “FIXED” STATION-3)
When receiving a “Position (Fixed)” Beacon, the LCD displays the following information.

Rotate the left side DIAL knob to scroll
through the received information
9
36.0km
JQ1YBG
FIXED
Range
:
19km
Latitude
: N 35°38.17’
Longitude : E 139°24.33’
(2009/12/11 11:30) A12
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List number of the received APRS Station.
Symbol of the received APRS Station1.
Distance from the received APRS Station.
Direction to the received APRS Station2.
Callsign of the received APRS Station.
Baecon type of the received APRS Station.
Communication range of the received APRS Station.
Latitude of the received APRS Station.
Longitude of the received APRS Station.
Time (or Date) and the baud rate that a radio received an APRS Station.
Status comment of the received APRS Station.
1: The “Overlay” symbol appends the “letter” which indicates
the station type to the upper left corner of the symbol.
2: You may toggle the compass display between “North Up”
and “Heading Up” by pressing the [DISP] key.
KEY FUNCTION
Left Side DIAL
BCK
SET
B TX
DEL
F
B-1DISP
B-1  TEXT
 TOP
B-1REPLY
B-1QSY
B-2RAW
B-2QUERY
B-2GPS
Rotate the left side DIAL knob to scroll through the received information (@ small “LIST” icon disappear) or select the received APRS Station (@small “LIST” icon appears).
Press the left side DIAL knob to toggle the function of the left side DIAL knob to “Display Scroll” and
“Station Select”.
Jump to the “Station List” window.
Access the Set Mode (APRS/PKT group).
Transmit the APRS beacon.
Deletes the currently displayed APRS Station.
Changes the [SMART FUNCTION] key’s category (B-1 and B-2).
Toggles the compass display between “North Up” and “Heading Up”.
TEXT: Jump to the top of the “Status Text Message”.
TOP: Jump to the top column of the received APRS beacon.
Jump to the “TX MESSAGE EDIT” window (Reply operation).
The frequency of the band opposite from the APRS operating band is changed in accordance with the
QSY frequency information included in the received APRS Beacon.
Displays the “Raw” data of the received APRS Beacon.
Jump to the “TX MESSAGE EDIT” window with Query command.
Jump to the “GPS Information” page.
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RECEIVING AN APRS® BEACON
“APRS BEACON” DETAIL WINDOW (POSITION “MOVING” STATION)
When receiving a “Position (Moving)” Beacon, the LCD displays the following information.

Rotate the left side DIAL knob to scroll
through the received information
1
71.7km
JQ1YBG- 9
MOVING
Speed
: 100km/h
Course
: 225°
Altitude
:
50m
Latitude
: N 35°25.89’
Longitude : E 139°24.01’
(2009/12/11 11:30) A12
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List number of the received APRS Station.
Symbol of the received APRS Station1.
Distance from the received APRS Station.
Direction to the received APRS Station2.
Callsign of the received APRS Station.
Beacon type of the received APRS Station3.
Speed of the received APRS Station.
Progression direction of the received APRS Station.
Altitude of the received APRS Station.
Latitude of the received APRS Station.
Longitude of the received APRS Station.
Time (or Date) and the baud rate that a radio received an APRS Station.
Status comment of the received APRS Station.
1: The “Overlay” symbol appends the “letter” which indicates
the station type to the upper left corner of the symbol.
2: You may toggle the compass display between “North Up”
and “Heading Up” by pressing the [DISP] key.
3: Common stations are indicated with a capital letter, and
compressed stations (which compresses some parts of
the Beacon information) are indicated with a small letter.
KEY FUNCTION
Left Side DIAL
BCK
SET
B TX
DEL
F
B-1DISP
B-1  TEXT
 TOP
B-1REPLY
B-1QSY
B-2RAW
B-2QUERY
B-2GPS
22
Rotate the left side DIAL knob to scroll through the received information (@ small “LIST” icon disappear) or select the received APRS Station (@small “LIST” icon appears).
Press the left side DIAL knob to toggle the function of the left side DIAL knob to “Display Scroll” and
“Station Select”.
Jump to the “Station List” window.
Access the Set Mode (APRS/PKT group).
Transmit the APRS beacon.
Deletes the currently displayed APRS Station.
Changes the [SMART FUNCTION] key’s category (B-1 and B-2).
Toggles the compass display between “North Up” and “Heading Up”.
TEXT: Jump to the top of the “Status Text Message”.
TOP: Jump to the top column of the received APRS beacon.
Jump to the “TX MESSAGE EDIT” window (Reply operation).
The frequency of the band opposite from the APRS operating band is changed in accordance with the
QSY frequency information included in the received APRS Beacon.
Displays the “Raw” data of the received APRS Beacon.
Jump to the “TX MESSAGE EDIT” window with Query command.
Jump to the “GPS Information” page.
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“APRS BEACON” DETAIL WINDOW (WEATHER STATION)
When receiving a “Weather Report” Beacon, the LCD displays the following information.

Rotate the left side DIAL knob to scroll
through the received information
11
36.0km
JQ1YBG
WEATHER
Temperature
: 13°C
Rain / 1Hour
: 3.8mm
Rain / 24Hour : 5.1mm
Rain / midnight : 0.0mm
Wind-direct
: 220°
Wind-speed
: 1.8m/s
Gust-speed
: 2.2m/s
Baro-pressure : 990hps
Humidity
: 85%
Latitude
: N 35°25.89’
Longitude : E 139°24.01’
(2009/12/11 11:30) A12
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List number of the received APRS Station.
Symbol of the received APRS Station1.
Distance from the received APRS Station.
Direction to the received APRS Station2.
Callsign of the received APRS Station.
Beacon type of the received APRS Station3.
Temperature.
Rainfall per hour.
Rainfall per 24-hours.
Rainfall at night time.
Wind direction.
Sustained one-minute wind speed.
Gust (peak) wind speed.
Barometric pressure.
Humidity
Latitude of the received APRS Station.
Longitude of the received APRS Station.
Time (or Date) and the baud rate that a radio received an APRS Station.
Status comment of the received APRS Station.
1: The “Overlay” symbol appends the “letter” which indicates
the station type to the upper left corner of the symbol.
2: You may toggle the compass display between “North Up”
and “Heading Up” by pressing the [DISP] key.
3: Common stations are indicated with a capital letter, and
compressed stations (which compresses some parts of
the Beacon information) are indicated with a small letter.
KEY FUNCTION
Left Side DIAL
BCK
SET
B TX
DEL
F
B-1DISP
B-1  TEXT
 TOP
B-1REPLY
B-1QSY
B-2RAW
B-2QUERY
B-2GPS
Rotate the left side DIAL knob to scroll through the received information (@ small “LIST” icon disappear) or select the received APRS Station (@small “LIST” icon appears).
Press the left side DIAL knob to toggle the function of the left side DIAL knob to “Display Scroll” and
“Station Select”.
Jump to the “Station List” window.
Access the Set Mode (APRS/PKT group).
Transmit the APRS beacon.
Deletes the currently displayed APRS Station.
Changes the [SMART FUNCTION] key’s category (B-1 and B-2).
Toggles the compass display between “North Up” and “Heading Up”.
TEXT: Jump to the top of the “Status Text Message”.
TOP: Jump to the top column of the received APRS beacon.
Jump to the “TX MESSAGE EDIT” window (Reply operation).
The frequency of the band opposite from the APRS operating band is changed in accordance with the
QSY frequency information included in the received APRS Beacon.
Displays the “Raw” data of the received APRS Beacon.
Jump to the “TX MESSAGE EDIT” window with Query command.
Jump to the “GPS Information” page.
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RECEIVING AN APRS® BEACON
“APRS BEACON” DETAIL WINDOW (OBJECT OR ITEM STATIONS)
When receiving an “Object” or “Item” Beacon, the LCD displays the following information.

Rotate the left side DIAL knob to scroll
through the received information
4
36.0km
VXSTD
OBJECT
JQ1YBG
Altitude
:
50m
Latitude
: N 35°25.89’
Longitude : E 139°24.01’
(2009/12/11 11:30) A12
/A=000150 .......................
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List number of the received APRS Station.
Symbol of the received APRS Station1.
Distance from the received APRS Station.
Direction to the received APRS Station2.
Object name or Item name.
Beacon type of the received APRS Station3.
Callsign of the received APRS Station.
Altitude of the received APRS Station.
Latitude of the received APRS Station.
Longitude of the received APRS Station.
Time (or Date) and the baud rate that a radio received an APRS Station.
Status comment of the received APRS Station.
1: The “Overlay” symbol appends the “letter” which indicate
the station type to the upper left corner of the symbol.
2: You may toggle the compass display between “North Up”
and “Heading Up” by pressing the [DISP] key.
3: Common stations are indicated with a capital letter, and
compressed stations (which compresses some parts of
the Beacon information) are indicated with a small letter.
KEY FUNCTION
Left Side DIAL
BCK
SET
B TX
DEL
F
B-1DISP
B-1  TEXT
 TOP
B-1REPLY
B-1QSY
B-2RAW
B-2QUERY
B-2GPS
24
Rotate the left side DIAL knob to scroll through the received information (@ small “LIST” icon disappear) or select the received APRS Station (@small “LIST” icon appears).
Press the left side DIAL knob to toggle the function of the left side DIAL knob to “Display Scroll” and
“Station Select”.
Jump to the “Station List” window.
Access the Set Mode (APRS/PKT group).
Transmit the APRS beacon.
Deletes the currently disapled APRS Station.
Changes the [SMART FUNCTION] key’s category (B-1 and B-2).
Toggles the compass display between “North Up” and “Heading Up”.
TEXT: Jump to the top of the “Status Text Message”.
TOP: Jump to the top column of the received APRS beacon.
Jump to the “TX MESSAGE EDIT” window (Reply operation).
The frequency of the band opposite from the APRS operating band is changed in accordance with the
QSY frequency information included in the received APRS Beacon.
Displays the “Raw” data of the received APRS Beacon.
Jump to the “TX MESSAGE EDIT” window with Query command.
Jump to the “GPS Information” page.
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RECEIVING AN APRS® BEACON
“APRS BEACON” DETAIL WINDOW (STATUS STATION)
When receiving a “Status” Beacon, the LCD displays the following information.

Rotate the left side DIAL knob to scroll
through the received information
5
JQ1YBG- 3
(2009/12/11
STATUS
List number of the received APRS Station.
Direction to the received APRS Station.
Callsign of the received APRS Station.
Beacon type of the received APRS Station.
Time (or Date) and the baud rate that a radio received an APRS Station.
Status comment of the received APRS Station.
: You may toggle the compass display between “North Up”
and “Heading Up” by pressing the [DISP] key.
11:30) A96
status report ..................
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KEY FUNCTION
Left Side DIAL
BCK
SET
B TX
DEL
F
B-1DISP
B-1REPLY
B-1QSY
B-2RAW
B-2QUERY
B-2GPS
Rotate the left side DIAL knob to scroll through the received information (@ small “LIST” icon disappear) or select the received APRS Station (@small “LIST” icon appears).
Press the left side DIAL knob to toggle the function of the left side DIAL knob to “Display Scroll” and
“Station Select”.
Jump to the “Station List” window.
Access the Set Mode (APRS/PKT group).
Transmit the APRS beacon.
Deletes the currently displayed APRS Station.
Changes the [SMART FUNCTION] key’s category (B-1 and B-2).
Toggles the compass display between “North Up” and “Heading Up”.
Jump to the “TX MESSAGE EDIT” window (Reply operation).
No Action.
Displays the “Raw” data of the received APRS Beacon.
Jump to the “TX MESSAGE EDIT” window with Query command.
Jump to the “GPS Information” page.
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RECEIVING AN APRS® BEACON
“APRS BEACON” DETAIL WINDOW (RAW NMEA STATION)
When receiving a “RAW NMEA” Beacon (GGA/GLL or GPRMC format), the LCD displays the following information.

Rotate the left side DIAL knob to scroll
through the received information
12
71.7km
JQ1YBG- 9
GPRMC
Speed
: 37km/h
Course
: 325°
Altitude
: ---m
Latitude
: N 35°25.89’
Longitude : E 139°24.01’
(2009/12/11 11:30) A12
List number of the received APRS Station.
Distance from the received APRS Station.
Direction to the received APRS Station1.
Callsign of the received APRS Station.
Beacon type of the received APRS Station.
Speed of the received APRS Station.
Progression direction of the received APRS Station.
Altitude of the received APRS Station.
Latitude of the received APRS Station.
Longitude of the received APRS Station.
Time (or Date) and the baud rate that a radio received an APRS Station.
1: You may toggle the compass display between “North Up”
and “Heading Up” by pressing the [DISP] key.
KEY FUNCTION
Left Side DIAL
BCK
SET
B TX
DEL
F
B-1DISP
B-1REPLY
B-1QSY
B-2RAW
B-2QUERY
B-2GPS
26
Rotate the left side DIAL knob to scroll through the received information (@ small “LIST” icon disappear) or select the received APRS Station (@small “LIST” icon appears).
Press the left side DIAL knob to toggle the function of the left side DIAL knob to “Display Scroll” and
“Station Select”.
Jump to the “Station List” window.
Access the Set Mode (APRS/PKT group).
Transmit the APRS beacon.
Deletes the currently displayed APRS Station.
Changes the [SMART FUNCTION] key’s category (B-1 and B-2).
Toggles the compass display between “North Up” and “Heading Up”.
Jump to the “TX MESSAGE EDIT” window (Reply operation).
No Action.
Displays the “Raw” data of the received APRS Beacon.
Jump to the “TX MESSAGE EDIT” window with Query command.
Jump to the “GPS Information” page.
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“APRS BEACON” DETAIL WINDOW (OTHER STATION)
When receiving an “Other” Beacon, the LCD displays the following information.

Rotate the left side DIAL knob to scroll
through the received information
3
JQ1YBG-13
(2009/12/11
List number of the received APRS Station.
Does not indicate the direction of the received APRS
Station.
Callsign of the received APRS Station.
Beacon type of the received APRS Station.
Time (or Date) and the baud rate that a radio received an APRS Station.
Status comment of the received APRS Station.
OTHER
11:30) A96
other packet data ............
.........................................
.........................................
KEY FUNCTION
Left Side DIAL
BCK
SET
B TX
DEL
F
B-1DISP
B-1REPLY
B-1QSY
B-2RAW
B-2QUERY
B-2GPS
Rotate the left side DIAL knob to scroll through the received information (@ small “LIST” icon disappear) or select the received APRS Station (@small “LIST” icon appears).
Press the left side DIAL knob to toggle the function of the left side DIAL knob to “Display Scroll” and
“Station Select”.
Jump to the “Station List” window.
Access the Set Mode (APRS/PKT group).
Transmit the APRS beacon.
Deletes the currently displayed APRS Station.
Changes the [SMART FUNCTION] key’s category (B-1 and B-2).
Toggles the compass display between “North Up” and “Heading Up”.
Jump to the “TX MESSAGE EDIT” window (Reply operation).
No Action.
Displays the “Raw” data of the received APRS Beacon.
Jump to the “TX MESSAGE EDIT” window with Query command.
Jump to the “GPS Information” page.
ADVICE:
The “Other” station data cannot store to the “Station list” if you do not set the Set Mode
item “7 OTHER” of the “E03 APRS FILTER” to “ON”.
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RECEIVING AN APRS® BEACON
SORTING A “STATION LIST”
You may sort a “Station List” temporarily.
1. If necessary, press the [F] key repeatedly, until the [SMART FUNCTION] key’s category changes to “F-2” mode.
2. Press the [S FLT] key to open the Set
Mode item “E35 SORT FILTER”, then
rotate the left side [DIAL] knob to select
“1 SORT” category.
3. Press the left side [DIAL] knob, then rotate the left side [DIAL] knob to select the
sort method.
TIME
TIME:
Sort the Station List by time
order (default).
CALLSIGN
CALLSIGN: Sort the Station List by callsign order.
DISTANCE
DISTANCE: Sort the Station List by near distance order.
4. Press the left side [DIAL] knob to save the new setting, then press the [ESC] key to exit
from Set Mode.
5. Press the [SORT] key to initiate the sorting.
ADVICE:
 When a new APRS beacon is received after a sorting, the new APRS Beacon is added
to the top of the “Station List”.
 When the radio is turned off, the result of the sorting is returned to the “TIME” order.
However, when pressing the [SORT] key after turning the radio back on, the result of
the sorting is set to the order which is set in step 3 above.
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RECEIVING AN APRS® BEACON
APRS FILTER SETTING
The APRS filter option allows you to select the specific types of data to receive.
1. If necessary, press the [F] key repeatedly,
until the [SMART FUNCTION] key’s category changes to “S-2” mode.
2. Press the [S FLT] key to open the Set
Mode item “E35 SORT FILTER”, then
rotate the left side [DIAL] knob to select
“2 FILTER” category.
3. Press the left side [DIAL] knob, then rotate the left side [DIAL] knob to select the
“filter” you wish to exclude.
ALL
ALL:
All received APRS Beacons are displayed (default).
MOBILE
MOBILE:
Displays only the APRS Beacons of mobile stations.
FREQUENCY
FREQUENCY: Displays only the APRS Beacons, which have frquency data.
OBJECT
ITEM
OBJECT/ITEM
ITEM: Displays only the APRS Beacons from Object or Item stations.
DIGIPEATER : Displays only the APRS Beacons from digipeaters.
VOIP
VOIP:
Displays only the APRS Beacons from VOIP station, such as WiRES
stations.
WEATHER
WEATHER:
Displays only the APRS Beacons from weather stations.
YAESU:
Displays only the APRS Beacons transmitted from a Yaesu transceiver,
YAESU
such as the VX-8 series and FTM-350 series.
OTHER PKT
PKT: Displays only APRS Beacons from STATUS stations, RAW NMEA
data, and other packet data (except APRS beacon data).
Note: To display the stations including packet data (except APRS Beacon data), it is necessary to set the “OTHER” parameter of Set Mode
item “E03 APRS FILTER” to “ON”.
CALL RINGER
RINGER: Displays only the APRS Beacons of “CALL RINGER” stations, which
are entered into Set Mode item “E10 APRS RINGER (CALL)”.
RNG RINGER
RINGER: Displays only the APRS Beacons of “RNG RINGER” stations which
are defined via the Set Mode parameters of “E09 APRS RINGER”.
1200bps
1200bps:
Displays only the APRS Beacons with a 1200 bps baud rate.
9600bps
9600bps:
Displays only the APRS Beacons with a 9600 bps baud rate.
4. Press the left side [DIAL] knob to save the new setting, then press the [ESC] key to exit
from Set Mode.
The “” icon will appear before sorting. When the
5. Press the [SORT] key to initiate the sort- sorting is finished, the “” icon will disappear.
ing.
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CALLSIGN RINGER
You may enable an alert ringer (
) to sound when an APRS Beacon is received from a
specified station. Enter the callsign of the designated APRS beacon, via Set Mode item
“E10 APRS RINGER (CALL)”, in advance.
1. Press the [SET] key to enter the Set Mode.
2. Rotate the left side [DIAL] knob to select “APRS/PKT” group, then press the left side
[DIAL] knob.
3. Rotate the left side [DIAL] knob to select
Set Mode item “E10 APRS RINGER
(CALL)”.
4. Press the left side [DIAL] knob, then rotate the left side [DIAL] knob to select the desired memory channel.
5. Press the left side [DIAL] knob again, then enter your callsign by using the left side
[DIAL] knob (select the number/character) and [] / [] key (to move the cursor).
Advice 1: You may also select the number/character of your callsign using microphone’s
keypad too.
Advice 2: You may delete all data after the cursor that may have been previously stored
by pressing the [CLR] key. You may undo the erased data by pressing the [ESC] key
just after the erasing.
6. When you have completed entering your callsign, press the [ ] key to move to the
SSID slot.
7. Rotate the left side [DIAL] knob to select the SSID, then press the left side [DIAL]
knob to save the new setting.
8. Press the [ESC] key, then rotate the left
side [DIAL] knob to select Set Mode item
“E09 APRS RINGER”.
9. Press the left side [DIAL] knob, then rotate the left side [DIAL] knob to select the
“6 CALL RINGER” category.
10. Press the left side [DIAL] knob, then rotate the left side [DIAL] knob to select “ON ”.
11. Press the left side [DIAL] knob to save the new setting, then press the [ESC] key twice
to exit from Set Mode.
ADVICE:
 You may set the backlight color which is illuminated when receiving an APRS beacon
to a desirable color for each APRS beacon via the Set Mode item “E08 APRS POPUP
COLOR”
 When sorting the station list with the setting in Set Mode item “E35 SORT FILTER”
CALL RINGER
RINGER” (described on the previous page), only the stations having this
to “CALL
setting will be sorted.
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RANGE RINGER
You may enable a specific alert ringer (
) to sound when an APRS beacon is received
from a specified station that is within a selected range. Confirmation of whether the specified station is within communication range is verified by a bell ringer.
1. Press the [SET] key to enter the Set Mode.
2. Rotate the left side [DIAL] knob to select “APRS/PKT” group, then press the left side
[DIAL] knob.
3. Rotate the left side [DIAL] knob to select
Set Mode item “E09 APRS RINGER”.
4. Press the left side [DIAL] knob, then rotate the left side [DIAL] knob to select the
“7 RNG RINGER” category.
5. Press the left side [DIAL] knob, then rotate the left side [DIAL] knob to select the
desired range. Available range is “1” to “100” or “OFF”.
Advice: Selects the unit of the range via Set Mode item “E12 APRS UNITS”.
6. Press the left side [DIAL] knob to save the new setting, then press the [ESC] key three
times to exit from Set Mode.
ADVICE:
 You may set the backlight color which is illuminated when receiving an APRS beacon
to a desirable color for each APRS beacon via the Set Mode item “E08 APRS POPUP
COLOR”
 When setting both “CALLSIGN RINGER” and “RANGE RINGER” to “ON” at the
same time, the priority is given to “CALLSIGN RINGER”.
 When sorting the station list with the setting of Set Mode item “E35 SORT FILTER”
RNG RINGER
set to “RNG
RINGER” (described on the previous page), only the stations having this
setting will be sorted.
Your current position 
Selected Range
 : Emits the “Normal” alert ringer
: Emits the “RNG RINGER” alert ringer
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APRS NAVIGATION
You may navigate to a specific APRS station when the optional FGPS-1 or FGPS-2 GPS
Antenna Unit is installed.
1. If necessary, press the [F] key repeatedly,
until the [SMART FUNCTION] key’s category changes to “F-3” mode, then press
the [SLIST] key to open the “Station List”
window.
2. Rotate the left side [DIAL] knob to select
the APRS station which you wish to navigate to.
3. Press the [ F ] key repeatedly, until the
[SMART FUNCTION ] key’s category
Indicates that the destination is the APRS station
changes to “S-3” mode, then press the
[NAVI] key to open the “NAVI” page and
initiate navigation. Drive your vehicle so
that the “CAR” icon is pointing toward the
“D” symbol in the Compass display.
Advice 1: The “D” symbol is the direction Direction of the destination
Distance to the destination
of the APRS station (destination).
Advice 2: Press the [POS] key to display the receiving data of the APRS station (destination).
Advice 3: When the APRS station (destination) moves, the APRS station’s position
data is updated automatically.
Advice 4: The position data of the APRS
station is memorized into GRP4 of the
Point Memory. In the position data of the
APRS station, a blinking “” icon will appear at the right side of the station name
on the “NAVI” page and the “Point List” window.
5. When your vehicle nears the APRS station (destination), an alarm beep is emitted and
the “GOAL!” notation appears in the Compass display.
6. Press the [CANCEL] key to cancel navigation.
Advice: Refer to page 43 of the FTM-350
Series Operating Manual regarding the
Navigation setup.
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INDICATING THE RAW PACKET DATA
You may confirm the Raw data of the received APRS beacon.
1. If necessary, press the [F] key repeatedly, until the [SMART FUNCTION] key’s category changes to “F-3” mode, then press the [SLIST] key to open the “Station List”
window.
2. Rotate the left side [DIAL] knob to select the APRS station which you wish to confirm
the Raw data, then press the [ENT] key to display its received APRS beacon.
3. Press the [F] key repeatedly, until the [SMART FUNCTION] key’s category changes
to “B-2” mode, then press the [RAW] key to indicate the Raw data of the received
APRS beacon.
4. Rotate the left side [DIAL] knob to scroll through the additional lines of the received
information.
5. Press the [BCK] key to return to the APRS Beacon Data window.
APRS Beacon Data Window
APRS Beacon “RAW” Data Window

[RAW] key
[BCK] key
Details of the APRS Beacon “RAW” Data
1
APNU19
JQ1YBF-1
(2009/12/11
FIXED
11:30) A12
DIGI (First):
DIGI (Last):
!3538.17NS13942.34E#
PHG73302/W1, TKn-N,
Fill-in DIGI MEGRO .......
List number of the received APRS Station.
Destination Address information of the AX.25 Packet.
Callsign of the received APRS Station.
Beacon Type.
Time (or Date) and the baud rate that a radio received an APRS Station.
Digipeater information.
“RAW” Data (Text) of the received APRS Station.
ADVICE:
 Your transmitted beacon does not have digipeater information. Therefore, the DIGI
(First) and DIGI (Last) data does not appear in the APRS Beacon “RAW” Data Window.
 When receiving a 3rd Party Header Beacon (generally from the I-Gate beacon), the
transceiver displays not the route data of the AX.25 packet data but the route data of the
3rd Party Header Beacon.
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RECEIVING AN APRS® BEACON
DELETING A RECEIVED BEACON FROM THE “STATION LIST”
FROM THE “STATION LIST” WINDOW
1. If necessary, press the [F] key repeatedly, until the [SMART FUNCTION] key’s category changes to “F-3” mode, then press the [SLIST] key to open the “Station List”
window.
2. Press the [ F ] key repeatedly, until the
[SMART FUNCTION ] key’s category
changes to “S-2” or “S-3” mode.
3. Rotate the left side [DIAL] knob to select
the beacon station to be deleted.
4. Press the [DEL] key, then press the [OK?]
key to delete the selected beacon station
from the “Station List”.
FROM THE “APRS BEACON DATA” WINDOW
1. If necessary, press the [F] key repeatedly, until the [SMART FUNCTION] key’s category changes to “F-3” mode, then press the [SLIST] key to open the “Station List”
window.
2. Rotate the left side [DIAL] knob to select
the beacon station to be deleted.
3. Press the [ENT] key to display the received
data, then confirm that you really want to
erase this beacon data.
4. Press the [DEL] key, then press the [OK?]
key to delete the selected beacon station
from the “Station List”.
The FTM-350 Series transceiver enables you to store up to 100 stations into the
“Station” list.
If a Station list becames full (100 stations) and the transceiver receives a new beacon, the first station’s data is deleted from the Station list, and its station’s data is
stored into the Station list (first-in, first-out mode).
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DELETING A RECEIVED BEACON FROM THE “STATION LIST”
DELETING ALL RECEIVED BEACONS FROM THE “STATION LIST”
1. If necessary, press the [F] key repeatedly, until the [SMART FUNCTION] key’s category changes to “F-3” mode, then press the [SLIST] key to open the “Station List”
window.
2. Press the [ F ] key repeatedly, until the
[SMART FUNCTION ] key’s category
changes to “S-2” mode.
3. Press and hold in the [DEL] key for two
seconds, then press the [ALLOK?] key to
delete all messages from the “Station List”.
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MANUAL TRANSMISSION
To transmit your APRS beacon manually, press the [B-TX] key on the “APRS Station List”
Window or “APRS Beacon Detail” Window.
APRS Station List Window
APRS Beacon Detail Window
You may transmit your APRS beacon manually from the frequency display window. To do
this, press the [F] key repeatedly, until the [SMART FUNCTION] key category changes to
“F-3” mode, if necessary, then press the [B-TX] key.
NOTE :
 When receiving an APRS beacon via a Digipeater, a specific alert ringer (
) will be
heard.
GPS
 Confirm that the Set Mode item “E30 MY POSITION SET” is set to “GPS
GPS” when the
optional FGPS-1 or FGPS-2 GPS Antenna Unit is installed. The transceiver will not
transmit an APRS beacon until GPS has acquired a GPS signal.
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AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION
The FTM-350 Series transceiver allows you to transmit your APRS beacon automatically
and repeatedly.
1. If necessary, press the [F] key repeatedly, until the [SMART FUNCTION] key category changes to “F-3” mode.
2. Press the [BCON] key repeatedly to select the “Auto” beacon mode (“OFF”, “ON ” or
No Icon: Auto Beacon Mode is “OFF”.
“SMART”).
“” icon: Auto Beacon Mode is “ON”.
OFF:
Disables Automatic Transmis“” icon: SmartBeaconingTM is “ON”.
sion (no icon)
ON:
Enables Automatic Transmission
(“” icon appears at the left of
the “A12” icon).
Transmits your APRS beacon in
accordance with the interval determined by “2 INTERVAL” of the Set Mode
item “E15 BEACON TX” in the “APRS/PKT” group.
SMART: Enables Automatic Transmission (“” icon appears)
Transmits your APRS beacon in accordance with the interval determined by
Set Mode item “E34 SmartBeaconing” in the “APRS/PKT” group.
ADVICE:
 When the APRS frequency is busy (squelch is open), the transceiver will not transmit
an APRS beacon in manual or automatic modes. Insure that the squelch is closed.
 You may select the transmission delay time between transmitting the APRS data and
transmitting a preamble (flag code) prior to the APRS data via Set Mode item “E11
APRS TX DELAY” in the “APRS/PKT” group.
 You may transmit the APRS beacon manually by pressing the [B-TX] key, even if the
transceiver is in automatic mode.
 In the factory default, the “Proportional” function is set to “ON” via Set Mode item “3
PROPORTIONAL” of the “E15 BEACON TX” in the “APRS” group. Therefore,
the digipeater address will change according to the setting of the Set Mode item “E20
DIGI PATH SELECT” in the “APRS” group, as a result, your packet path through is
changed. If you do not want your packet path through to change, set the Set Mode item
“3 PROPORTIONAL” to “OFF”.
 In the factory default, the “Decay” function is set to “ON” via Set Mode item “4 DECAY” of the “E15 BEACON TX” in the “APRS” group. Therefore, the interval of the
APRS beacon will extend according to the setting of the Set Mode item “2 INTERVAL” of the “E15 BEACON TX” when the vehicle is stopped. If you do not want the
interval of the APRS beacon to change, set the Set Mode item “4 DECAY” of the “E15
BEACON TX” to “OFF”.
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OPTIONAL SETTINGS
INTERVAL TIME SETTING FOR AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION
You may set the interval time to transmit an APRS beacon automatically when the “Auto”
beacon mode is set to “ON (“” icon appears)”.
1. Press the [SET] key to enter the Set Mode.
2. Rotate the left side [DIAL] knob to select “APRS/PKT” group, then press the left side
[DIAL] knob.
3. Rotate the left side [DIAL] knob to select
Set Mode item “E15 BEACON TX”, then
press the left side [DIAL] knob to enable
selection of this Set Mode item.
4. Press the left side [DIAL] knob, then rotate the left side [DIAL] knob to select the “2
INTERVAL” category.
5. Rotate the left side [DIAL] knob to select the desire interval time. Available selections
are 30sec, 1min, 2min, 3min, 5min, 10min, 15min, 20min, 30min, and 60min (Default:
5min).
6. Press the left side [DIAL] knob to save the new setting, then press the [ESC] key three
times to exit from Set Mode.
IMPORTANT NOTE:
When you operate the APRS beacon on a Base station, set the “DECAY” function to “OFF”
via the Set Mode item “E15: BEACON TX” in the “APRS/PKT” group. If “DECAY” is
on, the preset beacon interval time will be extended automatically. See page 72 for details.
ADVICE:
 The interval timer starts when the above setting procedure is completed. When the
timer reaches the set time, the APRS beacon transmits automatically.
 You may transmit the APRS beacon manually by pressing the [B-TX] key, even if the
transceiver is in automatic mode. The interval timer is reset after pressing the [B-TX]
key.
 The transceiver does not transmit the APRS beacon when the squelch is open, even if
the interval timer is expired. When you close the squelch, the transceiver will transmit
the APRS beacon.
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SmartBeaconingTM
SETTINGS
The transceiver Set Mode item “E34 SmartBeaconing” is set to “TYPE1” as default, this
setting is suitable for mobile operation. We recommend using this default setting.
1. Press the [SET] key to enter the Set Mode.
2. Rotate the left side [DIAL] knob to select “APRS/PKT” group, then press the left side
[DIAL] knob.
3. Rotate the left side [DIAL] knob to select
Set Mode item “E34 SmartBeaconing”,
then press the left side [DIAL] knob to enable selection of this Set Mode item.
4. Rotate the left side [DIAL] knob to select the “1 STATUS” category, then press the left
side [DIAL] knob.
5. Rotate the left side [DIAL] knob to select “TYPE1”, then press the left side [DIAL]
knob to save the new setting.
6. Press the [ESC] key, then rotate the left
side [DIAL] knob to select Set Mode item
“E15 BEACON TX”.
7. Press the left side [DIAL] knob to enable
selection of this Set Mode item.
8. Rotate the left side [DIAL] knob to select the “1 AUTO” category, then press the left
side [DIAL] knob.
9. Rotate the left side [DIAL] knob to select “SMART”, then press the left side [DIAL]
knob to save the new setting.
10. Press the [ESC] key three times to exit from Set Mode.
: SmartBeaconingTM is an algorithm created by Tony Arnerich KD7TA and Steve
Bragg KA9MVA of HamHUD for adjusting the transmit rate using the speed
and heading changes of the vehicle.
Visit www.hamhud.net for more information about SmartBeaconingTM .
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OPTIONAL SETTINGS
STATUS TEXT
You may store five Status Text Messages (up to 60 characters for each memory), and you
may transmit one of these Status Text Messages with the APRS beacon.
1. Press the [SET] key to enter the Set Mode.
2. Rotate the left side [DIAL] knob to select “APRS/PKT” group, then press the left side
[DIAL] knob.
3. Rotate the left side [DIAL] knob to select
Set Mode item “E14 BEACON STATUS
TXT”, then press the left side [DIAL] knob
to enable selection of this Set Mode item.
4. Rotate the left side [DIAL] knob to select the Status Text Resister (“3: TEXT 1” through
“7: TEXT 5”) you wish to store the text message to.
5. Press the left side [DIAL] knob, then rotate the left side [DIAL] knob to select additional text to add to your message.
NONE:
There is no additional information in your comment.
FREQUENCY:
Appends the opposite band frequency data of the APRS operation band into your comment.
FREQ&SQL&SFT: Appends the opposite band frequency data of the APRS operation band, sub audio information (squelch type and its tone frequency/code), and repeater shift frequency data into your comment.
[
6. Press the left side DIAL] knob, then enter the desired comment (up to 60 characters)
using the following examples.
Example 1: Rotate the left side [DIAL] knob to select a character/number, and press
the [ ] or [ ] key to move the cursor forward or backward. You may
change the character (capital alphabet, small alphabet, numeric, and symbol) by pressing the [FONT] key, and press the [CLR] key to delete all
data after the cursor.
Example 2: Press one of the microphone keypad buttons.
[UP] key: Move cursor forward
[DWN] key: Move cursor backward
[A] key: delete the current data
[B] key: add the data
[C] key: delete all data after the cursor
7. When you have completed your entry, press the [ENT] key to save your message.
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8.
9.
10.
11.
13.
Rotate the left side [DIAL] knob to select
“1: SELECT” item, then press the left side
[DIAL] knob.
Rotate the left side [DIAL] knob to select
the Status Text register (“TEXT 1” through “TEXT 5”) you wish to send, then press
the left side [DIAL] knob.
Rotate the left side [DIAL] knob to select
the “2: TX RATE” item, then press the left
side [DIAL] knob.
Rotate the left side [DIAL] knob to select
the rate you want to transmit your Status Text (“1/1” ~ “1/8” and “1/2(FREQ)” ~
“1/8(FREQ)”).
“1/1” ~ “1/8”:
Transmits the Status Text at the designated rate (“1/1”
(every time) ~ “1/8” (once in eight times)) when the
APRS Beacon is transmitted.
“1/2(FREQ)” ~ “1/8(FREQ)”: Transmits the Status Text at the designated rate (“1/2”
(once in two times) ~ “1/8” (once in eight times)) when
the APRS Beacon is transmitted. However, the frequency data of the band opposite the APRS band
(QSY), the sub audio information (squelch type and its
tone frequency/code), and the repeater shift frequency
data are included each time the APRS Beacon is transmitted according this selection.
Press the left side [DIAL] knob to save the new setting, then press the [ESC] key
several times to exit from Set Mode.
When the APRS beacon transmits, the Status Text is transmitted with the APRS beacon.
AVAILABLE CHARACTERS
a b c d
A B C D
0 1 2 3
(Space) !
e
E
4
”
f
F
5
#
g
G
6
$
h
H
7
%
i
I
8
&
j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z
J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
9
’ ( ) * + , - . / : ; < = > ? @ [ \ ] ^ _ ` { | } ~
A colon (:) is displayed on the 21, 29, and 43 spaces in the comment box. If the
comment is longer than a colon position,
some transceivers cannot display the
entire comment. We recommended that
the status comments be as short as possible.
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OPTIONAL SETTINGS
POSITION COMMENT
This column selects the “Position Comment” (fixed form message) which is included in the
APRS beacon.
1. Press the [SET] key to enter the Set Mode.
2. Rotate the left side [DIAL] knob to select “APRS/PKT” group, then press the left side
[DIAL] knob.
3. Rotate the left side [DIAL] knob to select
Set Mode item “E33 POSITION COMMENT”, then press the left side [DIAL]
knob to enable selection of this Set Mode
item.
4. Rotate the left side [DIAL] knob to select the desired Position Comment. Available selections are: Off Duty, En Route, In Service, Returning, Committed, Special, Priority,
Custom 0 ~ Custom 6, and EMERGENCY!.
When selecting the “EMERGENCY!” item, a specific alert ringer (
x 3 times) is
[OK?]
heard and the confirmation message “[OK?]
[OK?]” is displayed.
Important Note: Only set this item to “EMERGENCY” when urgent help is needed,
such as an accident or a disaster.
5. Press the left side [DIAL] knob to save the new setting, then press the [ESC] key two
times to exit from Set Mode.
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DIGIPEATER ROUTE
The FTM-350 Series transceiver allows you to set up to eight digipeaters for the APRS
Packet Path.
The FTM-350 Series transceiver is preset to “WIDE1-1” and “WIDE1-1, WIDE2-1” digipath to insure that your transmitted APRS Beacon is repeated by the new-N paradigm
digipeaters. We recommend that you use this setting by default.
1. Press the [SET] key to enter the Set Mode.
2. Rotate the left side [DIAL] knob to select
“APRS/PKT” group, then press the left
side [DIAL] knob.
3. Rotate the left side [DIAL] knob to select
Set Mode item “E20 DIGI PATH SELECT”, then press the left side [DIAL] knob to enable selection of this Set Mode item.
4. Rotate the left side [DIAL] knob to select the desired Path Route.
5. Press the left side [DIAL] knob to save the new setting, then press the [ESC] key two
times to exit from Set Mode.
ADVICE:
 The default setting (WIDE1-1, WIDE2 -1) is the value assumed for the popular NewN Paradigm system that is most often used. The first digipeater relays the APRS signal
according to the setting of the WIDE1-1, and then the second digipeater relays the
APRS signal according to setting of the WIDE2-1. Visit the http://www.aprs.org/
fix14439.html website to learn more about the new-N paradigm system (APRS and
digipeater path settings).
 If you want to use another repeating system, select the desired pass route (PATH 1 PATH 4, FULL 1, or FULL 2), then input the Callsign or Alias of that digipeater (refer
to the next chapter).
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OPTIONAL SETTINGS
DIGIPEATER ROUTE (ADDRESS SETTING)
When selecting a Path Route (PATH 1 - PATH 4, FULL 1, or FULL 2) on Set Mode item
“E20 DIGI PATH SELECT”, you must input the Callsign or Alias of that digipeater via
Set Mode items “E21 DIGI PATH 1” - “E24 DIGI PATH 4”, “E25 DIGI PATH FULL
1”, and “E26 DIGI PATH FULL 2”. Set Mode items “E21 DIGI PATH 1” - “E24 DIGI
PATH 4” enable you to input up to two Callsign or Alias. Set Mode items “E25 DIGI
PATH FULL 1” and “E26 DIGI PATH FULL 2” enable you to input up to eight Callsign
or Alias.
For example, input the Callsign into the Set Mode item “E21 DIGI PATH 1”.
1. Press the [SET] key to enter the Set Mode.
2. Rotate the left side [DIAL] knob to select “APRS/PKT” group, then press the left side
[DIAL] knob.
3. Rotate the left side [DIAL] knob to select
Set Mode item “E21 DIGI PATH 1”, then
press the left side [DIAL] knob to enable
selection of this Set Mode item.
4. Rotate the left side [DIAL] knob to select “1 ADDR1:” item, then press the left side
[DIAL] knob.
5. Input the callsign and SSID of the digipeater which you wish to path through by using
the left side [DIAL] knob (select the number/character) and [] / [] key (to move
the cursor).
6. Press the left side [DIAL] knob to save the new setting, then press the [ESC] key three
times to exit from Set Mode.
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RECEIVING AN APRS® MESSAGE
GENERAL
When an APRS Message is received, the “APRS Message” pop-up window opens and an
) is heard. The “APRS Message” pop-up window closes automatiAPRS alert beep (
cally after ten seconds.

ADVICE:
 The “APRS Message” pop-up window closes automatically after ten seconds. You may
change the time duration the “APRS Message” pop-up window remains open, via Set
Mode item “E07 APRS POPUP” in the “APRS/PKT” group.
 You may change the LCD backlight color of the open “APRS Message” pop-up window via Set Mode item “E08 APRS POPUP COLOR” in the “APRS/PKT” group.
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DISPLAY & SWITCHES
If necessary, press the [F] key repeatedly, until the [SMART FUNCTION] key’s category
changes to “F-3” mode, then press the [MSG] key to open the “Message List” window. The
FTM-350 Series transceiver enables you to store up to 100 messages into the “Message” list.
DISPLAY
List Number
Station Name
Date
RX / TX
Message Text
Message Number / Type
Indicates the list number of the received APRS Message.
Indicates the Callsign of the received APRS Message.
Indicates the time (or date) when the radio received an APRS Message.
 If a message is received/transmitted on the previous day or before, the time indication
turns into the date.
 Indicates the time in 24-hour format regardless of the setting of Set Mode item “I02 DATA
& TIME FORMAT” in the “TIMER/CLOCK” group.
RX: Indicates the received APRS Message (A “ ” icon appears on an unread message).
TX: Indicates the transmitted APRS Message and indicates its remaining number of
transmissions of the message.
Indicates the beginning part of the received / transmitted APRS Message.
Indicates the Message Number or Message Type.
KEY FUNCTION
ENT
BCK
SET
DIAL (Left)
L-1 FAST
L-2 TXCLR
L-1 TOP
L-2 UnREAD
L-1 REPLY
L-2 QUERY
L-1 MEDIT
L-2 POS
SND
L-1 LIST
L-2 DEL
F
DIAL (Right)
Jump to the “APRS Message” data window.
Close the “Message List” window.
Access the Set Mode (APRS/PKT group).
Rotate this knob to scroll through the received / transmitted information.
Press this knob to jump to the “APRS Message” data window.
Enables scrolling of the station list using a fast stepping rate (4 rows/click).
Clears the remaining number of transmissions of the APRS message
(Cancel the transmission of the APRS message).
Jump to the top column of the Message List.
Toggle the unread flag “on” and “off”.
Jump to the “TX MESSAGE EDIT” window (Reply operation).
Jump to the “TX MESSAGE EDIT” window with Query command.
Jump to the “TX MESSAGE EDIT” window.
Displays the beacon information of the selected station.
Transmit the APRS Message.
Jump to the “Station List” window.
Deletes the currently displayed Message.
Changes the [SMART FUNCTION] key’s category (L-1 and L-2).
Press this knob to announce the call sign and the selected message.
Press this knob again to stop the announcement.
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DISPLAY & SWITCHES
Press the [ENT] key on the “Message List” window to open the “APRS Message” data
window.

DISPLAY
List Number
RX / TX
Station Name
Message Type
Message Number
Date / Time
Message Text
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Indicates the list number of the received / transmitted APRS Message.
RX: Indicates the received APRS Message.
TX: Indicates the transmitted APRS Message and indicates its remaining number of
transmissions of the message.
Indicates the Callsign of the received (or transmitted) APRS Message.
Indicates the Message Type of the received / transmitted APRS Message.
Indicates the Message Number (or Group / Bulletin Name) of the received / transmitted
APRS Message.
Indicates the date and time when the radio received (or transmitted) an APRS Message.
 Indicates the time in 24-hour format regardless of the setting of Set Mode item “I02 DATA
& TIME FORMAT” in the “TIMER/CLOCK” group.
Indicates the APRS Message.
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DISPLAY & SWITCHES
KEY FUNCTION
BCK
SET
DIAL (Left)
M-1 RE TX
M-2 RAW
M-1 REPLY
M-2 QUERY
M-1 MEDIT
M-2 POS
SND
DEL
F
DIAL (Right)
Close the “Message List” window.
Access the Set Mode (APRS/PKT group).
Press this knob (a small “LIST” icon appears at the bottom left of the display), then rotate this
knob to select the received / transmitted APRS Message.
Resends the APRS Message.
Displays the “Raw” data of the APRS message.
Jump to the “TX MESSAGE EDIT” window (Reply operation).
Jump to the “TX MESSAGE EDIT” window with Query command.
Jump to the “TX MESSAGE EDIT” window.
Displays the beacon information of the selected station.
Transmit the APRS Message.
Deletes the currently displayed Message.
Changes the [SMART FUNCTION] key’s category (M-1 and M-2).
Press this knob to announce a call sign and a message in the selected message.
Press this knob again to stop the announcement.
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MESSAGE GROUP SETTINGS
The Message group option allows you to choose to receive only specific types of message
information.
1. Press the [SET] key to enter the Set Mode.
2. Rotate the left side [DIAL] knob to select “APRS/PKT” group, then press the left side
[DIAL] knob.
3. Rotate the left side [DIAL] knob to select
Set Mode item “E27 MESSAGE
GROUP”, then press the left side [DIAL]
knob to enable modification of this Set
Mode item.
4. Rotate the left side [DIAL] knob to select the “group” you wish to utilize (GROUP1:
ALL, GROUP2: CQ, GROUP3: QST, or
GROUP4: YAESU).
Note: “” is a wild card indicating any received character will be accepted in that slot.
5. If you add a new message group code and/or bulletin group code, select “GROUP5”,
“GROUP6” (for message group code), “BULLETN1: BLN?     ”,
“BULLETN2: BLN?” or “BULLETN3: BLN?” (for bulletin group code) by rotating
the left side [DIAL] knob, then press the left side [DIAL] knob.
6. Use the [] / [] key to navigate to each column, then use the left side [DIAL] knob
to select the desired characters/numbers in each column.
7. Repeat for each column to complete the message (up to 9 characters) or bulletin (up to
5 characters).
8. When you have completed your selection, press the [ENT] key to save the new setting,
then press the [ESC] key several times to exit from Set Mode.
ADVICE:
 The FTM-350 Series transceiver receives the message when the callsign matches even
if the SSID is different. However, the acknowledgment signal does not transmit if the
SSID does not match.
 You may disable the audio output of the “APRS Operation Band” during APRS operation via Set Mode item “E06 APRS MUTE” in the “APRS/PKT” group.
 You may change the time when a APRS Message pop-up window is closed via Set
Mode item “E07 APRS POPUP” in the “APRS/PKT” group.
 You may select an audible alert ringer when an APRS Message is received via Set
Mode item “4 RX MESSAGE” of the “E09 APRS RINGER” in the “APRS/PKT”
group.
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DELETING A RECEIVED MESSAGE FROM THE “MESSAGE LIST”
FROM THE “MESSAGE LIST” WINDOW
1. If necessary, press the [F] key repeatedly, until the [SMART FUNCTION] key category changes to “F-3” mode, then press the [MSG] key to open the “Message List”
window.
2. Rotate the left side [DIAL] knob to select
the message to be deleted.
3. Press the [F] key, if needed, to change the
[SMART FUNCTION] key category to
“L-2” mode.
4. Press the [DEL] key, then press the [OK?]
key to delete the selected message from the
“Message List”.
FROM THE “APRS MESSAGE DATA” WINDOW
1. If necessary, press the [F] key repeatedly, until the [SMART FUNCTION] key category changes to “F-3” mode, then press the [MSG] key to open the “Message List”
window.
2. Rotate the left side [DIAL] knob to select
the message to be deleted.
3. Press the [ENT] key to display the received
message, then confirm that you really want
to erase this message.
4. Press the [DEL] key, then press the [OK?]
key to delete the selected message from the
“Message List”.
The FTM-350 Series transceiver allows you to store up to 100 messages into the
“Message” list.
When the Message list becomes full (100 messages), and a new message is received, the oldest message (highest number) is deleted from the Message list, and
the new message is stored into the Message list (lowest number) (first-in, first-out
mode).
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RECEIVING AN APRS® MESSAGE
DELETING A RECEIVED MESSAGE FROM THE “MESSAGE LIST”
DELETING ALL RECEIVED MESSAGES FROM THE “MESSAGE LIST”
1. If necessary, press the [F] key repeatedly, until the [SMART FUNCTION] key category changes to “F-3” mode, then press the [MSG] key to open the “Message List”
window.
2. Press the [F] key, if needed, to change the [SMART FUNCTION] key category to “L2” mode.
3. Press and hold in the [DEL] key for two
seconds, then press the [ALLOK?] key to
delete all messages from the “Message
List”.
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TRANSMIT AN APRS® MESSAGE
GENERAL
1. If necessary, press the [F] key repeatedly, until the [SMART FUNCTION] key category changes to “F-3” mode.
2. Press the [MSG] key to open the “Message List” window.
3. Press the [F] key, if needed, to change the
[SMART FUNCTION] key’s category to
“L-1” mode.
4. Press the [MEDIT] key to enter the “TX
Message Edit” mode.
5. Press and hold the [CLR] key for two seconds to clear any previously stored callsign,
if necessary.
You may clear all data (callsign (with
SSID) and message) by pressing the [CLRALL] key.
6. Enter the callsign (with SSID) of the station you wish to contact using the following
examples.
Example 1: Rotate the left side [DIAL] knob to select a character/number and rotate
the right side [DIAL] knob to move the cursor.
Example 2: Press the [INS] key to add a
character, and press the
[CLR] key to delete the current character.
Example 3: Press the microphone keypad
buttons. See chart below for detail of each keypad button.
7. When you have completed entering the callsign (with SSID), press the microphone
[UP] key or rotate the right side [DIAL] knob one click to clockwise.
8. Press and hold the [CLR] key for two seconds to clear any previous messages, if necessary.
MH-48A6JA KEYPAD FUNCTION
KEY
CHARACTER
KEY
FUNCTION
1
1
1 Increment the character.
2
a b c 2 A B C
A
Delete the current character.
3
d e f 3 D E F
B
Insert a space.
4
g h i 4 G H I
C
Delete all characters after the cursor.
5
jk l 5 J K L
D
Transmit the message
6
m n o 6 M N O
DWN
Moves the cursor backward.
7
p q r s 7 P QR S
UP
Moves the cursor to the next digit.
8
t u v 8 T U V
P1
Recall the previously stored message.
9
w x y z 9 W X Y Z
P2
Starts/Stops the announcement of the
0
0 (Space) – % / ? ! . : #
callsign and message.
#2
%3
P3/P4 No Action.
1: Increments the number while entering the SSID.
2: Decrements the number while entering the SSID.
3: Enabled only for the first letter at the beginning of the message (For optional FVS-2 Voice Guide Unit).
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GENERAL
9. Enter the message using the same procedures as described previously. Additionally,
you may select/add/delete the characters/message using the following procedure:
a. Press the [FONT] key to change the
character (upper-case alphabet, lowercase alphabet, numeric, and symbol).
b. If you want to add a previously stored
message (select a message from the list
stored via Set Mode item “E04 APRS MESSAGE TEXT” in the “APRS/PKT”
group; see page 57 for programming):
1) Press the [MTXT] key to open the
“MESSAGE TEXT” window.
2) Rotate the left side [DIAL] knob
to select the desired previously
stored message, or press the microphone key corresponding to the
message bank number (1 ~ 8) of a
previously stored message.
2) Press the [ENT] key to insert the
message, then press the [ESC] key to close the window.
10. When the message entry is complete, press
the [MTX] key to transmit the message
and return to the normal operation display.
The transmitted message is stored into the
“Message List”.
11. The APRS message is transmitted repeatedly, up to five times, once each minute until
an acknowledgment packet (“ack”) is received. If an acknowledgment packet
(“ack”) is received, the beeper will sound
and the “” icon will appear on the display.
12. Each time the APRS message is transmitted repeatedly, the remaining number of transmissions of the message is shown on the display. If there is no acknowledgment packet
(“ack”), even after the message transmits five times, the “.” (period) icon will appear
on the “Message List” window, (Or, the “TXOUT” notation will appear on the Message
data window) instead of the remaining number of transmissions.
AVAILABLE CHARACTERS
a b c d
A B C D
0 1 2 3
(Space) !
e
E
4
”
f
F
5
#
g
G
6
$
h
H
7
%
i
I
8
&
j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z
J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
9
’ ( ) * + , - . / : ; < = > ? @ [ \ ] ^ _ ` }
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TRANSMIT AN APRS® MESSAGE
RECEIVING AN ACKNOWLEDGMENT
The APRS message is transmitted repeatedly, up to five times, once each minute until an
acknowledgment packet (“ack”) is received. If an acknowledgment packet (“ack”) is received, the beeper will sound and the “” icon will appear on the display.
Each time the APRS message is repeated, the remaining number of transmissions of the
message is shown on the display. If there is no acknowledgment packet (“ack”), even after
the message transmits five times, the “.” (period) icon will appear on the “Message List”
window, (Or, the “TXOUT” notation will appear on the “APRS Message” pop-up window)
instead of the remaining number of transmissions.
“Txn”: Remaining number of transmissions.
“Tx”: Acknowledgment (“ack”) is received.
“Tx.”: TX Out.
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“n/5”: Remaining number of transmissions.
“No icon”: Acknowledgment (“ack”) is received.
“OUT”: TX Out.
“APRS MESSAGE” DATA WINDOW
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STORE A FIXED FORM MESSAGE
The FTM-350 Series transceiver allows you to store eight fixed form messages (up to 16
characters for each message).
1. Press the [SET] key to enter the Set Mode.
2. Rotate the left side [DIAL] knob to select “APRS/PKT” group, then press the left side
[DIAL] knob.
3. Rotate the left side [DIAL] knob to select
Set Mode item “E04 APRS MESSAGE
TXT”, then press the left side [DIAL] knob
to enable modification of this Set Mode
item.
4. Rotate the left side [DIAL] knob to select the Message register (1 - 8) where you wish
to store a message.
5. Press the left side [DIAL] knob to begin message entry into the selected register.
6. Enter the message using the same procedure as described previously.
7. When you have completed your message
entry, press the [ENT] key to save the new
setting, then press the [ESC] key several
times to exit from Set Mode.
AVAILABLE CHARACTERS
a b c d
A B C D
0 1 2 3
(Space) !
e
E
4
”
f
F
5
#
g
G
6
$
h
H
7
%
i
I
8
&
j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z
J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
9
’ ( ) * + , - / : ; < = > ? @ [ \ ] ^ _ ` }
MH-48A6JA KEYPAD FUNCTION
KEY
CHARACTER
KEY
FUNCTION
1
1
1 Increment the character.
2
a b c 2 A B C
A
Delete the current character.
3
d e f 3 D E F
B
Insert a space.
4
g h i 4 G H I
C
Delete all characters after the cursor.
5
jk l 5 J K L
D
Save the message.
6
m n o 6 M N O
DWN
Moves the cursor backward.
7
p q r s 7 P QR S
UP
Moves the cursor to the next digit.
8
t u v 8 T U V
P1
Programmable key action.
9
w x y z 9 W X Y Z
P2
Programmable key action.
0
0 (Space) – % / ? ! . : #
P3
Programmable key action.
#2
%3
P4
Programmable key action.
1: Increments the SSID number while entering the SSID number.
2: Decrements the SSID number while entering the SSID number.
3: Enabled only for the first letter at the beginning of the message.
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APRS MESSAGE REPLYING
You may reply to another stations received massage manually. To do this:
1. If necessary, press the [F] key repeatedly, until the [SMART FUNCTION] keys category changes to “F-3” mode.
2. Press the [MSG] key to open the “Message List” window.
3. Rotate the left side [DIAL] knob to select the station you wish to reply to.
4. Press the [REPLY] key to open the “TX
Message Edit” window.
5. Enter the message using the same procedures as described at step 9 of the “General” chapter, if needed.
6. Press the [MTX] key to transmit the reply
message to the selected station.
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APRS MESSAGE REPLYING
AUTOMATIC MESSAGE REPLYING
You may transmit a reply message which was programmed beforehand automatically when
the transceiver receives a message (Factory default: The transceiver transmits reply to all
received messages).
1. Press the [SET] key to enter the Set Mode.
2. Rotate the left side [DIAL] knob to select “APRS/PKT” group, then press the left side
[DIAL] knob.
3. Rotate the left side [DIAL] knob to select
Set Mode item “E28 MESSAGE REPLY”, then press the left side [DIAL] knob
to enable modification of this Set Mode
item.
4. Rotate the left side [DIAL] knob to select “1: REPLY” item, then press the left side
[DIAL] knob.
5. Rotate the left side [DIAL] knob to select “ON”, then press the left side [DIAL] knob to
save the new setting.
6. Rotate the left side [DIAL] knob to select “2: CALLSIGN” item, then press the left
side [DIAL] knob.
7. Program the Callsign and SSID of the station you wish to reply to using the same
procedure as described previously.
8. Rotate the left side [DIAL] knob to select “3: TEXT” item, then press the left side
[DIAL] knob.
9. Program the message for the station you wish to reply to using the same procedure as
described previously.
10. When you have completed your setting, press the [ENT] key to save the new setting,
then press the [ESC] key three times to exit from Set Mode.
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APRS/PKT SET MODE
SET MODE ITEM
E01 APRS COMPASS
E02 APRS DESTINATION
E03 APRS FILTER
E04
E05
E06
E07
E08
60
FUNCTION
AVAILABLE VALUES
(DEFAULT: BOLD)
NORTH UP / HEADING UP
APY350 (Fixed)
Mic-E: ON / OFF
POSITION: ON / OFF
WEATHER: ON / OFF
OBJECT: ON / OFF
ITEM: ON / OFF
STATUS: ON / OFF
OTHER: ON / OFF
RANGE LIMIT: OFF / 1-3000
ALTNET: ON / OFF
8 messages (up to 16 characters)
ON / OFF
ON /OFF
Selects the compass display heading
Displays the model code of this transceiver.
Selects the filter type option allowing you to re- 1
ceive only specified types of APRS beacon data. 2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
APRS MESSAGE TXT
Programming a fixed form APRS message.
APRS MODEM
Enables/Disables the APRS modem.
APRS MUTE
Enables/Disables the AF mute function on the
APRS band.
Sets the timer parameter of the pop-up window. 1 BEACON: OFF / 1 ~ 10 ~ 30sec /
APRS POPUP
CONTINUOUS
2 MESSAGE: OFF / 1 ~ 10 ~ 30sec /
CONTINUOUS
3 MY PKT: ON / OFF
APRS POPUP COLOR Sets the backlight color of the pop-up window. 1 BEACON: OFF / LCD COLOR /
WHT-BLUE / SKY-BLUE /
MRN-BLUE / GREEN /
YLW-GREEN / ORANGE /
AMBER / WHITE
2 MOBILE:
OFF / LCD COLOR /
WHT-BLUE / SKY-BLUE /
MRN-BLUE / GREEN /
YLW-GREEN / ORANGE /
AMBER / WHITE
3 OBJ/ITEM: OFF / LCD COLOR /
WHT-BLUE / SKY-BLUE /
MRN-BLUE / GREEN /
YLW-GREEN / ORANGE /
AMBER / WHITE
4 CAL RNG: OFF / LCD COLOR /
WHT-BLUE / SKY-BLUE /
MRN-BLUE / GREEN /
YLW-GREEN / ORANGE /
AMBER / WHITE
5 CAL RNG: OFF / LCD COLOR /
WHT-BLUE / SKY-BLUE /
MRN-BLUE / GREEN /
YLW-GREEN / ORANGE /
AMBER / WHITE
6 MESSAGE: OFF / LCD COLOR /
WHT-BLUE / SKY-BLUE /
MRN-BLUE / GREEN /
YLW-GREEN / ORANGE /
AMBER / WHITE
7 GRP/BULT: OFF / LCD COLOR /
WHT-BLUE / SKY-BLUE /
MRN-BLUE / GREEN /
YLW-GREEN / ORANGE /
AMBER / WHITE
8 MY PKT:
OFF / LCD COLOR /
WHT-BLUE / SKY-BLUE /
MRN-BLUE / GREEN /
YLW-GREEN / ORANGE /
AMBER / WHITE
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SET MODE ITEM
FUNCTION
E09 APRS RINGER
Enables/Disables the alert ringer while APRS
operation.
E10 APRS RINGER (CALL)
E12 APRS UNITS
Call Sign register for the “CALL RINGER” function.
Select the transmission delay time between transmitting the APRS data and transmitting a preamble (flag code) prior to APRS data.
Selects the unit for APRS beacon information.
E13 BEACON INF SELECT
Sets the information of the TX Beacon.
E14 BEACON STATUS TXT
Store the status text for the APRS Beacon.
E15 BEACON TX
Enables/Disables the automatic transmission of
the APRS Beacon.
E11 APRS TXDELAY
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AVAILABLE VALUES
(DEFAULT: BOLD)
1 TX BEACON: ON / OFF
2 TX MESSAGE: ON / OFF
3 RX BEACON: ON / OFF
4 RX MESSAGE: ON / OFF
5 MY PACKET: ON / OFF
6 CALL RINGER: ON / OFF
7 RNG RINGER: OFF / 1 ~ 100
8 MSG VOICE: ON / OFF
8 stations
(6 characters plus SSID)
100ms / 150ms / 200ms /
250ms / 300ms / 400ms / 500ms /
750ms / 1000ms
1 POSITION: .mm’ / ’ ss”
2 DISTANCE: km / mile
3 SPEED: km/h / knot / mph
4 ALTITUDE: m / ft
5 BARO: hPa / mb / mmHb / inHb
6 TEMP: °C / °F
7 RAIN: mm / inch
8 WIND: m/s / mph / knot
The default value depends on the
transceiver version.
1 AMBIGUITY: OFF / 1digit /
2digits / 3digits /
4digits
2 SPD/CSE: ON / OFF
3 ALTITUDE: ON / OFF
1 SELECT: OFF / TEXT 1 ~ TEXT 5
2 TX RATE: 1/1 ~ 1/8 /
1/2 (FREQ) ~ 1/8 (FREQ)
3 TEXT 1: (up to 60 characters)
4 TEXT 2: (up to 60 characters)
5 TEXT 3: (up to 60 characters)
6 TEXT 4: (up to 60 characters)
7 TEXT 5: (up to 60 characters)
1 AUTO:
OFF / ON /
SMART
2 INTERVAL:
30sec / 1min /
2min / 3min /
5min / 10min /
15min / 20min /
30min / 60min
3 PROPORTIONAL: ON / OFF
4 DECAY:
ON / OFF
5 LOW SPEED:
1 ~ 3 ~ 99
6 RATE LIMIT:
5sec ~ 30sec ~
180 sec
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FUNCTION
E16 COM PORT SETTING
Sets the COM port setting.
E17 DATA BAND SELECT
Selects the operating band for APRS and DATA
operation.
E18 DATA SPEED
Selects the Baud Rate for APRS and DATA operation.
Configure the Squelch settings for APRS, DATA
and TX.
E19 DATA SQUELCH
E20 DIGI PATH SELECT
Selects the APRS packet path you wish to path
through.
E21
E22
E23
E24
E25
E26
E27
Sets the APRS packet path.
Sets the APRS packet path.
Sets the APRS packet path.
Sets the APRS packet path.
Sets the APRS packet path.
Sets the APRS packet path.
Sets the filter type option allowing you to receive
only specified types of APRS Group/Bulletin message information.
DIGI PATH 1
DIGI PATH 2
DIGI PATH 3
DIGI PATH 4
DIGI PATH FULL 1
DIGI PATH FULL 2
MESSAGE GROUP
E28 MESSAGE REPLY
Enable/Disable the message reply feature, and
program its details.
E29 MY CALLSIGN
Program your callsign.
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AVAILABLE VALUES
(DEFAULT: BOLD)
1 SPEED:
4800bps / 9600bps /
19200bps
2 OUTPUT:
OFF / GPS OUT /
PACKET /
WAYPOINT
3 INPUT:
OFF / GPS IN
4 WP FORMAT: NMEA9 / NMEA8 /
NMEA7 / NMEA6
5 WP FILTER: ALL / MOBILE /
FREQ / OBJ/ITEM /
DIGI / VOIP /
WEATHER /
YAESU /
C RINGER /
R RINGER
1 APRS: MAIN BAND / SUB BAND /
L-BAND FIX / R-BAND FIX /
L=TX/R=RX / L=RX/R=TX
2 DATA: MAIN BAND / SUB BAND /
L-BAND FIX / R-BAND FIX /
L=TX/R=RX / L=RX/R=TX
1 APRS: 1200 bps / 9600 bps
2 DATA: 1200 bps / 9600 bps
1 APRS: RX BAND / TX/RX BAND
2 DATA: RX BAND / TX/RX BAND
3 TX:
ON / OFF
OFF / WIDE1-1 / WIDE1-1, WIDE2-1 /
PATH1 / PATH2 / PATH3 / PATH4 /
FULL1 / FULL2
(up to 2 Digipeater Addresses)
(up to 2 Digipeater Addresses)
(up to 2 Digipeater Addresses)
(up to 2 Digipeater Addresses)
(up to 8 Digipeater Addresses)
(up to 8 Digipeater Addresses)
1 GROUP1: ALL
2 GROUP2: CQ
3 GROUP3: QST
4 GROUP4: YAESU
5 GROUP5:
6 GROUP6:
7 BULLETN1: BLN?
8 BULLETN2: BLN?
9 BULLETN3: BLN?
1 REPLY:ON / OFF
2 CALLSIGN:  - 
3 TEXT:
 - NN
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SET MODE ITEM
FUNCTION
E30 MY POSITION SET
Select your position to send by APRS.
E31 MY POSITION
E32 MY SYMBOL
E33 POSITION COMMENT
E34 SmartBeaconing
E35 SORT FILTER
E36 VOICE ALERT
AVAILABLE VALUES
(DEFAULT: BOLD)
GPS
MANUAL
P.LIST GRP1-POINT1
P.LIST GRP1-POINT2
P.LIST GRP1-POINT3
P.LIST GRP1-POINT4
P.LIST GRP2-POINT1
P.LIST GRP2-POINT2
P.LIST GRP2-POINT3
P.LIST GRP2-POINT4
P.LIST GRP3-POINT1
P.LIST GRP3-POINT2
P.LIST GRP3-POINT3
P.LIST GRP3-POINT4
P.LIST GRP4-POINT1
P.LIST GRP4-POINT2
P.LIST GRP4-POINT3
P.LIST GRP4-POINT4
Determine and memorize your location (Lat/Log). POSITION DATA: NS°.’ (’ ”) / EW°.’ (’ ”)
Selects your icon which will be displayed on the
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monitor of other stations as you.
Selects position comment depending on your situOff Duty / En Route / In Service /
ation.
Returning / Committed / Special /
Priority / Custom 0 / Custom 1 /
Custom 2 / Custom 3 / Custom 4 /
Custom 5 / Custom 6 / Emergency!
1 STATUS: OFF / TYPE1 / TYPE2 /
Sets the SmartBeaconingTM feature.
(SmartBeaconingTM from HamHUD Nichetronix)
TYPE3
2 LOW SPEED: 2 ~ 5 ~ 30
3 HIGH SPEED: 3 ~ 70
4 SLOW RATE: 1min ~ 30min ~ 100min
5 FAST RATE: 10sec ~ 120sec ~ 180sec
6 TURN ANGLE: 5° ~ 28° ~ 90°
7 TURN SLOPE: 1 ~ 26 ~ 255
8 TURN TIME: 5sec ~ 30sec ~ 180sec
1 SORT: TIME / CALLSIGN /
Selects the Sort method and Filter type.
DISTANCE
2 FILTER: ALL / MOBILE /
FREQUENCY / OBJECT /
ITEM / DIGIPEATER /
VOIP / WEATHER /
YAESU / OTHER PKT /
CALL RINGER /
RNG RINGER /
1200bps / 9600bps
Enables/disables the Voice Alert function.
1 V.ALERT:OFF, TONE SQL, DCS,
RX-TSQL, or RX-DCS
2 TSQL: 50 standard CTCSS tones
100.0 Hz
3 DCS:
104 standard DCS codes
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E01: APRS COMPASS
Function:
Selects the display format of the APRS compass.
Available Values: NORTH UP or HEADING UP
Default:
NORTH UP
NORTH UP:
The LCD displays the compass scale in the “North up” orientation
D” icon on the compass scale.
and displays the beacon station with a “D
HEADING UP:
The LCD displays the compass scale in the “Heading Up” orientation
D” icon on the compass scale.
and displays the beacon station with a “D
E02: APRS DESTINATION
Function:
Displays the model code of this transceiver.
Default:
APY350 (This model code can not be changed.)
E03: APRS FILTER
Function:
Selects the filter type option allowing you to receive only the specified types of APRS Beacon data.
Available Values: 1 Mic-E: OFF or ON
2 POSITION: OFF or ON
3 WEATHER: OFF or ON
4 OBJECT: OFF or ON
5 ITEM: OFF or ON
6 STATUS: OFF or ON
7 OTHER: OFF or ON
8 RANGE LIMIT: OFF, 1 ~ 10 (by one step), 20 ~ 3000 (by 10 steps)
The range unit depends on the Set Mode Item “E12: APRS UNITS”.
9 ALTNET: OFF or ON
Default:
1 Mic-E: ON
2 POSITION: ON
3 WEATHER: ON
4 OBJECT: ON
5 ITEM: ON
6 STATUS: ON
7 OTHER: OFF
8 RANGE LIMIT: OFF
9 ALTNET: OFF
Mic-E:
When this item is set to “ON”, the transceiver shows the stations which
send a MIC Encoder Beacon.
POSITION:
When this item is set to “ON”, the transceiver shows the stations which
send a Position Beacon and Raw NMEA data.
WEATHER:
When this item is set to “ON”, the transceiver shows the stations which
send a Weather Beacon.
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OBJECT:
ITEM:
STATUS:
OTHER:
RANGE LIMIT:
ALTNET:
When this item is set to “ON”, the transceiver shows the stations which
send an Object Beacon.
When this item is set to “ON”, the transceiver shows the stations which
send an Item Beacon.
When this item is set to “ON”, the transceiver shows the stations which
send a Status Beacon.
When this item is set to “ON”, the transceiver shows the stations which
send a packet signal except an APRS beacon.
When this item is set to “ON”, the transceiver shows the stations which
are inside of the range limit setting.
When this item is set to “ON”, the transceiver shows the stations which
include the Destination Address by the Alternate Nets.
E04: APRS MESSAGE TXT
Function:
Programming a Fixed form APRS message. See page 57 for details.
E05: APRS MODEM
Function:
Enables/Disables the APRS modem (AX.25 Data modem).
Available Values: OFF or ON
Default:
OFF
When this item is set to “ON”, the “A12” (for 1200 bps packet) or “A96” (for 9600 bps
packet) icon appears in the display.
E06: APRS MUTE
Function:
Enables/Disables audio output of the “APRS Operation Band” during
APRS operation.
Available Values: OFF or ON
Default:
OFF
When this item is set to “ON”, the “A12” or “A96” icon in the display blinks.
E07: APRS POPUP
Function: Sets the timer parameter of the pop-up window.
Available Values: 1 BEACON: OFF, 1 ~ 30 sec, or CONTINUOUS
2 MESSAGE: OFF, 1 ~ 30 sec, or CONTINUOUS
3 MY PKT: ON or OFF
Default:
1 BEACON: 10 sec
2 MESSAGE: 10 sec
3 MY PKT: OFF
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BEACON:
Selects the open time of the pop-up window, when an APRS beacon is
received for the first time or when an APRS beacon which includes
different content is received.
: It usually shows whenever the status text of your APRS beacon is
changed. However the FTM-350 does not open the pop-up window when receiving the same APRS beacon from the same station.
When this item is set to “OFF”, the pop-up window does not open.
When this item is set to “CONTINUOUS”, the pop-up window remains open until the [ENT] or [ESC] key is pressed.
MESSAGE:
Selects the open time of the pop-up window when an APRS Message
is received.
When this item is set to “OFF”, the pop-up window does not open.
When this item is set to “CONTINUOUS”, the pop-up window remains open until the [ENT] or [ESC] key is pressed.
MY PKT:
Selects the open time of the pop-up window, when your own APRS
beacon via a digipeater is received for the first time or when your own
APRS beacon which has different content is received.
: It usually shows whenever the status text of your APRS beacon is
changed. However the FTM-350 does not open the pop-up window when receiving the same APRS beacon from the same statio.
The open time is the same as the time that is selected in “1 BEACON”
item.
Important Note: The above pop-up windows do not open whenever the Station List, Message List, or Set modes are displayed.
E08: APRS POPUP COLOR
Function: Sets the backlight color of the pop-up window.
Available Values: 1 BEACON: OFF, LCD COLOR, WHT(White)-BLUE, SKYBLUE, MRN(Marine)-BLUE, GREEN, YLW(Yellow)GREEN, ORANGE, AMBER, or WHITE
2 MOBILE: OFF, LCD COLOR, WHT(White)-BLUE, SKYBLUE, MRN(Marine)-BLUE, GREEN, YLW(Yellow)GREEN, ORANGE, AMBER, or WHITE
3 OBJ/ITEM: OFF, LCD COLOR, WHT(White)-BLUE, SKYBLUE, MRN(Marine)-BLUE, GREEN, YLW(Yellow)GREEN, ORANGE, AMBER, or WHITE
4 CAL RING: OFF, LCD COLOR, WHT(White)-BLUE, SKYBLUE, MRN(Marine)-BLUE, GREEN, YLW(Yellow)GREEN, ORANGE, AMBER, or WHITE
5 RNG RING: OFF, LCD COLOR, WHT(White)-BLUE, SKYBLUE, MRN(Marine)-BLUE, GREEN, YLW(Yellow)GREEN, ORANGE, AMBER, or WHITE
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6 MESSAGE: OFF, LCD COLOR, WHT(White)-BLUE, SKYBLUE, MRN(Marine)-BLUE, GREEN, YLW(Yellow)GREEN, ORANGE, AMBER, or WHITE
7 GRP/BULT: OFF, LCD COLOR, WHT(White)-BLUE, SKYBLUE, MRN(Marine)-BLUE, GREEN, YLW(Yellow)GREEN, ORANGE, AMBER, or WHITE
8 MY PKT: OFF, LCD COLOR, WHT(White)-BLUE, SKYBLUE, MRN(Marine)-BLUE, GREEN, YLW(Yellow)GREEN, ORANGE, AMBER, or WHITE
Default:
All: OFF
BEACON:
This item determines the backlight color of the pop-up window when
receiving an APRS beacon.
MOBILE:
This item determines the backlight color of the pop-up window when
receiving APRS beacons from the “Mobile” stations.
OBJ/ITEM:
This item determines the backlight color of the pop-up window when
receiving APRS beacons from the “Object” or “Item” stations.
CAL RING:
This item determines the backlight color of the pop-up window when
receiving APRS beacons from the “CALL RINGER” stations, which
are, entered into Set Mode item “E10 APRS RINGER (CALL)”.
RNG RING:
This item determines the backlight color of the pop-up window when
receiving the APRS beacons from the “RNG RINGER” stations, which
are entered into Set Mode item “E09 APRS RINGER”.
MESSAGE:
This item determines the backlight color of the pop-up window when
receiving an APRS Message (includes Message Ack and Message Rej).
GRP/BULT:
This item determines the backlight color of the pop-up window when
receiving a Group Message or Bulletin Message.
MY PKT:
This item determines the backlight color of the pop-up window when
receiving your own APRS beacon via the digipeater.
Note: When a received APRS beacon matches any of the above items, the transceiver checks
the APRS beacon in the following order, and illuminates the backlight with the color determined by the first matched item.
Checking order: MY PKT  CAL RING  RNG RING  MOBILE  OBJ/ITEM 
BEACON.
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E09: APRS RINGER
Function:
Enables/Disables the alert ringer during APRS operation.
Available Values: 1 TX BEACON: OFF or ON
2 TX MESSAGE: OFF or ON
3 RX BEACON: OFF or ON
4 RX MESSAGE: OFF or ON
5 MY PACKET: OFF or ON
6 CALL RINGER: OFF or ON
7 RNG RINGER: OFF/1 - 100
8 MSG VOICE: OFF or ON
Default:
1 TX BEACON: ON
2 TX MESSAGE: ON
3 RX BEACON: ON
4 RX MESSAGE: ON
5 MY PACKET: ON
6 CALL RINGER: OFF
7 RNG RINGER: OFF
8 MSG VOICE: OFF
TX BEACON:
When this item is set to “ON”, the transceiver emits an audible alert
ringer when an APRS beacon is transmitted.
TX MESSAGE:
When this item is set to “ON”, the transceiver emits an audible alert
ringer when an APRS message is transmitted.
RX BEACON:
When this item is set to “ON”, the transceiver emits an audible alert
ringer when an APRS beacon is received.
RX MESSAGE:
When this item is set to “ON”, the transceiver emits an audible alert
ringer when an APRS message is received.
MY PACKET:
When this item is set to “ON”, the transceiver emits an audible alert
ringer when your own APRS beacon is received via a digipeater.
CALL RINGER:
When this item is set to “ON”, the transceiver emits an audible alert
ringer when an APRS beacon including a callsign which is entered in
the Set Mode item “E10 APRS
RINGER (CALL)”.
RNG RINGER:
When this item is set to a desired
value, the transceiver emits an audible alert ringer when an APRS bea- Your current position 
con is received from a station within
the selected range (The range unit
depends on the Set Mode item “E12
Selected Range
APRS UNITS”).
 : Emits the “Normal” alert ringer
: Emits the “RNG RINGER” alert ringer
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MSG VOICE:
When this item is set to “ON”, the transceiver audibly announces the
received APRS message and callsign (requires the optional FVS-2
Voice Guide Unit). Normally, only the call sign is announced. However, if the beginning of the message includes a “%” character, the
entire message will be announced.
E10: APRS RINGER (CALL)
Function:
Programs the callsigns, which causes a ringing bell sound when the
“5 CALL RINGER” function of the Set Mode item “E08 APRS
RINGER” is set to ON. You may program up to eight callsigns.
E11: APRS TXDELAY
Function:
Selects the transmission delay time between transmitting the APRS
data and transmitting a preamble (flag code) prior to the APRS data.
Available Values: 100ms, 150ms, 200ms, 250ms, 300ms, 400ms, 500ms, 750ms, or
1000ms
Default:
250ms
E12: APRS UNITS
Function:
Selects the unit for the APRS operation.
Available Values: 1 POSITION: . mm’ or ’ ss”
2 DISTANCE: mile or km
3 SPEED: mph, knot, or km/h
4 ALTITUDE: ft or m
5 BARO: mb, mmHG, inHg, or hPa
6 TEMP: °F or °C
7 RAIN: inch or mm
8 WIND: mph, knot, or m/s
Default:
Depends on the transceiver version.
E13: BEACON INF SELECT
Function:
Sets the TX Beacon format.
Available Values: 1 AMBIGUITY: OFF, 1digit, 2digits, 3digits, 4digits
2 SPD/CSE: ON or OFF
3 ALTITUDE: ON or OFF
Default:
1 AMBIGUITY: OFF
2 SPD/CSE: ON
3 ALTITUDE: ON
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AMBIGUITY:
SPD/CSE:
ALTITUDE:
Remove the selected number of digits from the position data (Lat/
Log).
Example: OFF: 35°38.17’
1digit: 35°38.1
2digits: 35°38.
3digits: 35°3 .
4digits: 35° .
Enables/Disables transmission of the speed and course data.
Enables/Disables transmission of the altitude data.
E14: BEACON STATUS TXT
Function:
Enables/Disables the transmission of the Status Text and programs its
programmed.
Available Values: 1 SELECT: OFF, TEXT 1 ~ TEXT 5
2 TX RATE: 1/1 ~ 1/8, 1/2(FREQ) ~ 1/8(FREQ)
3 TEXT 1:
4 TEXT 2:
5 TEXT 3:
6 TEXT 4:
7 TEXT 5:
Default:
1 SELECT: OFF
2 TX RATE: 1/1
SELECT:
When this item is set to “OFF”, the transceiver does not transmit the
Status Text.
When this item is set to one of the “TEXT 1” ~ “TEXT 5”, the transceiver transmits the Status Text corresponding to the slot which you
have selected.
TX RATE:
1/1 ~ 1/8: Selects the rate at which the Status Text is included with the
transceiver APRS beacon transmissions (“1/1” (every time) ~ “1/8”
(once in eight times)).
1/2(FREQ) ~ 1/8(FREQ): This selection is similar to “1/1~1/8” selections. Transmits the Status Text at the designated rate (“1/2” (once in
two times) ~ “1/8” (once in eight times)) when the APRS Beacon is
transmitted. However, the opposite band frequency data of the APRS
operation band, sub audio information (squelch type and its tone frequency/code), and repeater shift frequency data always transmits when
the APRS Beacon is transmitted.
TEXT 1 ~ TEXT 5: Stores the Status Text. Each memory stores up to 60 characters.
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E15: BEACON TX
Function:
Enables/Disables the automatic transmission feature of the APRS beacon and selects its parameters.
Available Values: 1 AUTO:
OFF, ON, or SMART
2 INTERVAL:
30sec, 1min, 2min, 3min, 5min, 10min, 15min,
20min, 30min, or 60min
3 PROPORTIONAL: ON or OFF
4 DECAY:
ON or OFF
5 LOW SPEED:
1 ~ 99
6 RATE LIMIT:
5sec ~ 180 sec
Default:
1 AUTO:
OFF
2 INTERVAL:
5min
3 PROPORTIONAL: ON
4 DECAY:
ON
5 LOW SPEED:
3
6 RATE LIMIT:
30 sec
AUTO:
This item selects the automatic transmission method of the APRS beacon.
When this item is set to “OFF” (no icon), your APRS beacon does not
transmit automatically. The transceiver only transmits your APRS
beacon when the [B-TX] key is pressed.
When this item is set to “ON”, the “” icon appears on the display,
and the APRS beacon transmits in accordance with the interval determined by “2 INTERVAL” of the Set Mode item “E15 BEACON TX”.
When this item is set to “SMART” (“” icon appears on the display),
the APRS beacon transmits in accordance with the interval determined
by Set Mode item “E34 SmartBeaconing”.
INTERVAL:
This item sets the interval time to transmit the APRS beacon automatically when “1 AUTO” of the Set Mode item “E15 BEACON
TX” is set to “ON”.
PROPORTIONAL: This item enables changing the transmit APRS beacon path route automatically according to the “INTERVAL” time determined from the
item of this Set Mode.
For example, if you set this item to “ON” when Set Mode item “E20
DIGI PATH SELECT” is set to “WIDE1-1, WIDE2-1”, and the “INTERVAL” item is set to “5min”, the APRS beacon path changes as
follows:
a. 5 minute
WIDE1-1, WIDE2-1
b. 10 minute (none)
c. 15 minute WIDE1-1
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d. 20 minute (none)
e. 25 minute WIDE1-1, WIDE2-1
repeats steps b - e afterward
When the Set Mode item “E20 DIGI PATH SELECT” is set to “OFF”,
“FULL1”, or “FULL2”, this item is ignored.
DECAY:
This function extends the interval of the APRS beacon when the vehicle is stopped.
When this item is set to “ON”, extends the setting value of the “INTERVAL” item step by step when the vehicle is stopped.
For example, if the “INTERVAL” item is set to “1min”, then when the
vehicle is stopped the interval time extends to “2 min”  “3 min” 
“5 min”  “10min”  “15min”  “20min”  “30min”  “30min”
... (the “60min” is not selected).
When the “INTERVAL” item is set to “30min” or “60min”, this item
is ignored.
Important Note: When you operate APRS as a Base station, the “DECAY” function should be set to “OFF”. If “DECAY” is ON, the preset beacon interval time will be extended automatically.
LOW SPEED:
This item determines the threshold speed to judge the stop state of
your vehicle.
When the vehicle speed is lower than a selected speed, the transceiver
considers the vehicle has stopped. (The speed unit is determined from
the Set Mode item “E12 APRS UNITS”).
RATE LIMIT:
This item determines the time to delay the automatic transmission of a
APRS beacon.
For example, if the vehicle moves after an APRS beacon automatically transmitted by the DECAY function when the vehicle was
stopped, the transceiver may transmit the APRS beacon twice in a
short time. The second transmission may be delayed by enabling this
item.
Important Note: When the AUTO item is set to “SMART” (SmartBeaconingTM is activated), the INTERVAL, PROPORTIONAL, DECAY, LOW SPEED, and RATE LIMIT
items are ignored.
E16: COM PORT SETTING
Function:
Sets the COM port setting.
Available Values: 1 SPEED: 4800 bps, 9600 bps, or 19200 bps
2 OUTPUT: OFF, GPS OUT, PACKET, or WAYPOINT
3 INPUT: OFF, GPS IN
4 WP FORMAT: NMEA6, NMEA7,NMEA8, NMEA9
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5 WP FILTER: ALL, MOBILE, FREQ, OBJ/ITEM, DIGI, VOIP,
WEATHER, YAESU, C RINGER (CALL RINGER), or R RINGER
(RNG RINGER)
Default:
1 SPEED: 9600 bps
2 OUTPUT: OFF
3 INPUT: OFF
4 WP FORMAT: NMEA9
5 WP FILTER: ALL
SPEED:
This item selects the baud rate of the COM port which connects the
optional packet cable.
OUTPUT:
This item selects the type of data output to the COM port.
When this item is set to “OFF”, the transceiver does not output any
data to the COM port.
When this item is set to “GPS OUT”, the transceiver outputs the GPS
data (NMEA data: GGA & RMC) from the COM port.
When this item is set to “PACKET”, the transceiver outputs the Packet
data from the COM port.
When this item is set to “WAYPOINT”, the transceiver outputs the
Waypoint data to the COM port.
INPUT:
This item selects the input data type of the COM port.
When connecting an external GPS receiver (not supplied: enabling
the outputs $GPRMC, $GPGAA, and $GPGSV data) to the transceiver through the COM port, set this item to “GPS”.
WP FORMAT:
This item determines the output of the selected number of digits from
the callsign of the APRS Beacon station included in the Waypoint
data when the OUTPUT item is set to “WAYPOINT”.
For example, “W6DXA-14” is
“NMEA6”: DXA-14
“NMEA7”: 6DXA-14
“NMEA8”: W6DXA-14
“NMEA9”: W6DXA-14
WP FILTER:
This item determines the output APRS beacon to the COM port when
the OUTPUT item is set to “WAYPOINT”.
Important Note: If you connect your personal computer to the transceiver, verify the correct settings for “E16 COM PORT SETTING” and “E17: DATA BAND SELECT”.
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E17: DATA BAND SELECT
Function:
Selects the operating band for the DATA mode.
Available Values: 1 APRS:
MAIN BAND, SUB BAND, L-BAND FIX,
R-BAND FIX, L=TX / R=RX, or L=RX / R=TX
2 DATA:
MAIN BAND, SUB BAND, L-BAND FIX, R-BAND
FIX,
L=TX / R=RX, or L=RX / R=TX
Default:
1 APRS:
L-BAND FIX
2 DATA:
R-BAND FIX
A” icon appears in the S- meter area of the APRS operation band. A “D
D” icon
Note: An “A
appears in the S- meter area of the DATA operation band.
E18: DATA SPEED
Function:
Selects the baud rate for the DATA mode.
Available Values: 1 APRS: 1200 bps or 9600 bps
2 DATA: 1200 bps or 9600 bps
Default:
1 APRS: 1200 bps
2 DATA: 1200 bps
E19: DATA SQUELCH
Function:
Configures the Squelch settings for APRS, DATA, and TX.
Available Values: 1 APRS:
RX BAND or TX/RX BAND
2 DATA:
RX BAND or TX/RX BAND
3 TX:
OFF or ON
Default:
1 APRS:
RX BAND
2 DATA:
RX BAND
3 TX:
ON
RX BAND:
Does not transmit the APRS/DATA data when the RX band’s squelch
circuit is open.
TX/RX BAND:
Does not transmit the APRS/DATA data when the TX and RX band’s
squelch circuits are both open.
TX:
Determine the SQL port (pin 6 of the DATA jack). When this item is
set to “ON”, the external TNC can not initiate transmit while the transceiver is transmitting.
E20: DIGI PATH SELECT
Function:
Selects the APRS packet path you wish to path through.
Available Values: OFF / WIDE1-1(fixed value) / WIDE1-1,WIDE2-1(fixed value) /
PATH 1 / PATH 2 / PATH 3 / PATH 4 / FULL 1 or FULL2
Default:
WIDE1-1,WIDE2-1 (fixed value)
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E21: DIGI PATH 1
Function:
Sets the APRS packet path.
Program the address information (callsign or alias etc) of the digipeater that you selected as
“PATH 1” in Set Mode item “E20 DIGI PATH SELECT” (2 path).
E22: DIGI PATH 2
Function:
Sets the APRS packet path.
Program the address information (callsign or alias etc) of the digipeater that you selected as
“PATH 2” in Set Mode item “E20 DIGI PATH SELECT” (2 path).
E23: DIGI PATH 3
Function:
Sets the APRS packet path.
Program the address information (callsign or alias etc) of the digipeater that you selected as
“PATH 3” in Set Mode item “E20 DIGI PATH SELECT” (2 path).
E24: DIGI PATH 4
Function:
Sets the APRS packet path.
Program the address information (callsign or alias etc) of the digipeater that you selected as
“PATH 4” in Set Mode item “E20 DIGI PATH SELECT” (2 path).
E25: DIGI PATH FULL 1
Function:
Sets the APRS packet path.
Program the address information (callsign or alias etc) of the digipeater that you selected as
“FULL 1” in Set Mode item “E20 DIGI PATH SELECT” (8 path).
E26: DIGI PATH FULL 2
Function:
Sets the APRS packet path.
Program the address information (callsign or alias etc) of the digipeater that you selected as
“FULL 2” in Set Mode item “E20 DIGI PATH SELECT” (8 path).
E27: MESSAGE GROUP
Function:
Sets the filter type option allowing you to receive only the specified
types of APRS Group/Bulletin Message information.
Available Values: 1 GROUP1: ALL
2 GROUP2: CQ
3 GROUP3: QST
4 GROUP4: YAESU
5 GROUP5:
6 GROUP6:
7 BULLETN1: BLN?
8 BULLETN2: BLN?
9 BULLETN3: BLN?
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E28: MESSAGE REPLY
Function:
Enable/Disable the automatic message reply feature, and program its
details.
Available Values: 1 REPLY: OFF or ON
2 CALLSIGN: -
3 TEXT:
Default:
1 REPLY: OFF
2 CALLSIGN: -
3 TEXT:
REPLY:
When this item is set to “ON”, the transceiver transmits the reply message (determined from the TEXT item) automatically when an APRS
message is received.
CALLSIGN:
Program the callsign here when you wish to reply to a specific station
only.
TEXT:
Enter the reply message.
E29: MY CALLSIGN
Function:
Program your callsign. See page 2 for details.
E30: MY POSITION SET
Function:
Determines your location (Longitude/Latitude).
Available Values: GPS, MANUAL, or P.LIST GRP1-POINT1 ~ P.LIST GRP4-POINT4
Default:
GPS
GPS:
Your location is determined by the optional GPS Unit. When the optional GPS Unit is connected to the transceiver, select this item.
MANUAL:
Your location is determined by Set Mode item “E31 MY POSITION”.
P.LIST:
Your location is determined from the “Point” list memory data. See
page 25 of the FTM-350 Series Operating Manual for details.
E31: MY POSITION
Function:
Program your location (Longitude/Latitude) manually.
See page 6 for details.
E32: MY SYMBOL
Function:
Select the icon, which will be displayed to identify your station on the
monitors of other stations.
Available Values: ICON1, ICON2, ICON3 (46 symbols each), and USER (free select
character)
Default:
ICON1:
, ICON2:
, ICON3:
, USER:
You may replace the default icon for ICON1, ICON2, and ICON3 to another type by rotating the left side [DIAL] knob.
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Note: If you wish to change the USER icon, press the left side [DIAL] knob, then rotate the
left side [DIAL] knob to select the desired Symbol Table ID (left digits in the parenthesis),
then press the left side [DIAL] knob and rotate the left side [DIAL] knob to select the
desired Symbol Code (right digits in the parenthesis).
E33: POSITION COMMENT
Function:
Selects position comment depending on your situation.
Available Values: Off Duty, En Route, In Service, Returning, Committed, Special, Priority, Custom 0 ~ Custom 6, EMERGENCY!
Default:
Off Duty
Important Note: Only set this item to “EMERGENCY” when urgent help is needed, such
as an accident or a disaster.
E34: SmartBeaconing
Function:
Selects the various parameters of SmartBeaconingTM.
The SmartBeaconingTM function regulates the APRS beacon transmissions based on the received GPS data (Movement speed, and movement direction etc.).
Available Values: 1 STATUS: OFF, TYPE1, TYPE2, or TYPE3
2 LOW SPEED: 2 ~ 30
3 HIGH SPEED: 3 ~ 70
4 SLOW RATE: 1 min ~ 100 min
5 FAST RATE: 10 sec ~ 180 sec
6 TURN ANGLE: 5° ~ 90°
7 TURN SLOPE: 1 ~ 255
8 TURN TIME: 5 sec ~ 180 sec
Default:
1 STATUS: OFF
2 LOW SPEED: 5
3 HIGH SPEED: 70
4 SLOW RATE: 30 min
5 FAST RATE: 120 sec
6 TURN ANGLE: 28°
7 TURN SLOPE: 26
8 TURN TIME: 30 sec
STATUS:
These registers sum up (combine) the “LOW SPEED” through “TURN
TIME” items parameters in the “TYPE 1”, “TYPE 2”, or “TYPE 3”
settings.
When STATUS is set to “TYPE 1”, “TYPE 2”, or “TYPE 3”, the
SmartBeaconingTM is activated with parameters of that setting.
When STATUS is set to “OFF”, the SmartBeaconingTM function is
disabled.
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LOW SPEED:
This item designates the lower speed threshold. The transceiver transmits an APRS beacon when your vehicle speed becomes lower than
the selected speed. The transmission interval time of the APRS beacon is set in “SLOW RATE” item. (The speed unit is determined from
the Set Mode item “E12 APRS UNITS”.)
HIGH SPEED:
This item designates the higher speed threshold. The transceiver transmits an APRS beacon when your vehicle speed becomes higher than
the selected speed. The transmission interval time of the APRS beacon is set in “FAST RATE” item. (The speed unit is determined from
the Set Mode item “E12 APRS UNITS”.)
SLOW RATE:
This item designates the transmission interval time of the APRS beacon at low vehicle speeds.
FAST RATE:
This item designates the maximum transmission interval time of the
APRS beacon at high vehicle speeds.
TURN ANGLE:
This item designates the course change angle that indicates a progress
heading change.
TURN SLOPE:
This item sets a coefficient to modify the TURN ANGLE algorithm,
thus increasing the beacon rate for lower vehicle speeds.
When this setting value is increased, the threshold angles of the APRS
beacon timing are increased as the vehicle velocity is decreased.
TURN TIME:
This item designates the minimum delay time between each APRS
beacon. The transceiver does not transmit an APRS beacon until this
setting time has elapsed since the previous APRS beacon transmission, preventing too frequent beacon transmissions.
Note: In the factory, the same default parameter, suitable for mobile operation are saved in
TYPE1, TYPE2 and TYPE3 registers. You may customize the parameters of each register
for differing situations such as highway travel, urban routes, etc.
SmartBeaconingTM from HamHUD Nichetronix.
E35: SORT FILTER
Function:
Selects the Sort method and Filter type.
Available Values: 1 SORT:
TIME, CALLSIGN, or DISTANCE
2 FILTER: ALL, MOBILE, FREQUENCY, OBJECT/ITEM,
DIGIPEATER, VOIP, WEATHER, YAESU,
OTHER PKT, CALL RINGER, RNG RINGER, 1200bps,
9600bps
Default:
1 SORT:
TIME
2 FILTER: ALL
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SORT
TIME:
Press the Smart Function [SORT] key, to sort the Station List by time
order.
CALLSIGN:
Press the Smart Function [SORT] key, to sort the Station List by
callsign order.
DISTANCE:
Press the Smart Function [SORT] key, to sort the Station List by near
distance order.
Note: The sorted Station List automatically returns to “TIME” order when the transceiver is
turned off. However, when you press the [SORT] key after having turned on the radio, the
order of the sorting is set to the value which is selected in the SORT FILTER.
FILTER
ALL:
MOBILE:
FREQUENCY:
OBJECT/ITEM:
DIGIPEATER :
VOIP:
WEATHER:
YAESU:
OTHER PKT:
CALL RINGER:
RNG RINGER:
1200bps:
9600bps:
All received APRS beacons are displayed.
Only the APRS beacons of the mobile stations are displayed.
Only the APRS beacons, which have frquency data, are displayed.
Only the APRS beacons from Object or Item stations are displayed.
Only the APRS beacons from digipeaters are displayed.
Only the APRS beacons from a VOIP station, such as WiRES stations
are displayed.
Only the APRS beacons from weather stations are displayed.
Only the APRS beacons transmitted from a Yaesu transceiver, such as
the VX-8DR/DE, VX-8GR/GE, FTM-350AR/AE etc. are displayed.
Only APRS beacons of STATUS stations including RAW NMEA data,
and APRS Beacons including packet data (except APRS beacon data)
are displayed.
Note: To display the stations including packet data (except the APRS
Beacon data), it is necessary to set the “OTHER” parameter of Set
Mode item “E03 APRS FILTER” to “on”.
The transceiver displays only the APRS beacons of the “CALL
RINGER” stations, which are, entered into Set Mode item “E10 APRS
RINGER (CALL)”.
The transceiver displays only the APRS beacons of the “RNG
RINGER” stations which are defined via the Set Mode parameters of
“E09 APRS RINGER”.
The transceiver displays only the APRS beacons with 1200 bps baud
rate.
The transceiver displays only the APRS beacons with 9600 bps baud
rate.
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E36: VOICE ALERT
Function:
Enables/disables the Voice Alert function.
Available Values: 1 V.ALERT: OFF, TONE SQL, DCS, RX-TSQL, or RX-DCS
2 TSQL:
50 standard CTCSS tones
3 DCS:
104 standard DCS codes
Default:
1 V.ALERT: OFF
2 TSQL:
100 Hz
3 DCS:
023
V.ALERT:
When this item is set to “OFF”, disables the Voice Alert function.
When this item is set to “TONE SQL”, both the voice and APRS communications are in Tone squelch operation. A blinking “TSQ” icon
will appear on the display.
When this item is set to “DCS”, both the voice and APRS communications are in DCS (Digital Code Squelch) operation. A blinking “DCS”
icon will appear on the display.
When this item is set to “RX-TSQL”, voice communication is in Tone
squelch operation, and APRS communication is No Tone operation. A
blinking “TSQ” icon will appear on the display except APRS transmission.
When this item is set to “RX-DCS”, voice communication is DCS
(Digital Code Squelch) operation, and APRS communication is No
Tone operation. A blinking “DCS” icon will appear on the display
except APRS transmission.
Note
 The CTCSS tone is set via “2 TSQL” parameter, and the DCS tone is set via “3 DCS”
parameter.
 This transceiver always receives and memorizes all APRS signals regardless of the
setting of this menu.
 When the Set Mode item “E17 DATA BAND SELECT” is set to “L=TX/R=RX” or
“L=RX/R=TX”, the Voice Alert function does not operate.
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APRS ALERT BEEP LIST
BEACON Received (Duplicate Beacon)
OWN MESSAGE Received
OWN BEACON (MY POSITION) Received
MESSAGE ACK Received
BEACON Received (APRS Filter “ON”)
MESSAGE Received
MESSAGE REJ Received
BEACON Received (APRS Filter “OFF”)
GROUP/BULLETIN MESSAGE Received
BEACON Transmit
BEACON Received (Range Ringer Station)
MESSAGE Received (from Other Station)
MESSAGE Transmit
BEACON Received (Callsign Ringer Station)
MESSAGE Received (Duplicate Message)
MESSAGE REJ Transmit
EMERGENCY COMMENT Set
x 3 times
EMERGENCY BEACON Received
x 12 times
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CT-140 CABLE CONNECTIONS
D-SUB 9-PIN
 N.C.
 TXD (Serial data output: Transceiver  PC)
 RXD (Serial data input: Transceiver  PC)
 N.C.
 GND
 N.C.
 Connected to pin 
  
 Connected to pin 
 N.C.




To PC






8-PIN MINI DIN
 PKD (Packet data input)
 GND
 PKS (PTT)
 RX96 (9600bps Packet data output)
 RX12 (1200bps Packet data output)
 SQL (Squelch control)
 TXD (Serial data output: Transceiver  PC)
 RXD (Serial data input: Transceiever  PC)


To FTM-350 Series Transceiver



6-PIN MINI DIN
 PKD (Packet data input)
 GND
 PKS (PTT)
 RX96 (9600bps Packet data output)
 RX12 (1200bps Packet data output)
 SQL (Squelch control)
CT-141 CABLE CONNECTIONS






To FTM-350 Series Transceiver
8-PIN MINI DIN
 PKD (Packet data input)
 GND
 PKS (PTT)
 RX96 (9600bps Packet data output)
 RX12 (1200bps Packet data output)
 SQL (Squelch control)
 TXD (Serial data output: Transceiver  PC)
 RXD (Serial data input: Transceiver  PC)
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





To TNC


6-PIN MINI DIN
 PKD (Packet data input)
 GND
 PKS (PTT)
 RX96 (9600bps Packet data output)
 RX12 (1200bps Packet data output)
 SQL (Squelch control)
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CT-142 CABLE CONNECTIONS



  





To FTM-350 Series Transceiver
To PC
8-PIN MINI DIN
 PKD (Packet data input)
 GND
 PKS (PTT)
 RX96 (9600bps Packet data output)
 RX12 (1200bps Packet data output)
 SQL (Squelch control)
 TXD (Serial data output: Transceiver  PC)
 RXD (Serial data input: Transceiver  PC)

D-SUB 9-PIN
 N.C.
 TXD (Serial data output: Transceiver  PC)
 RXD (Serial data input: Transceiver  PC)
 N.C.
 GND
 N.C.
 Connected to pin 
 Connected to pin 
 N.C.
FTM-350 SERIES TRANSCEIVER DATA JACK PIN ASSIGNMENT








(Viewed from rear panel)








PKD
GND
PKS
RX96
RX12
SQL
TXD
RXD
(Packet data input)
(PTT)
(9600bps Packet data output)
(1200bps Packet data output)
(Squelch control)
(Serial data output: Transceiver  PC)
(Serial data input: Transceiver  PC)
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YAESU MUSEN CO., LTD.
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may be reproduced
without the permission of
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