Bug #9249

FT-65E: Configuring TX power level not possible

Added by Ferdinand Funker about 1 month ago. Updated 20 days ago.

Status:Closed Start date:07/29/2021
Priority:Normal Due date:
Assignee:Bernhard Hailer % Done:

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Category:-
Target version:chirp-daily
Chirp Version:daily Platform:All
Model affected:Yaesu FT-65E

Description

There's no menu for configuring the TX power level (32 TX PWR) for the FT-65E. This leads to a configured TX power level of "max". Is there a way to configure it? Did I oversee something?

CHIRP FT-65E TX Power Level (Spreadsheet Style Memory Editor).png (49.5 kB) Jim Unroe, 08/04/2021 08:05 am

CHIRP FT-65E TX Power Level (Memory Properties editor) .png (15 kB) Jim Unroe, 08/04/2021 08:05 am

Yaesu_FT-65E.img (8.5 kB) Jim Unroe, 08/04/2021 08:05 am

Yaesu_FT-65E_32_TX_POWER_LEVEL_vfo-b-low-0.5W.img (8.5 kB) Ferdinand Funker, 08/15/2021 05:41 am

Yaesu_FT-65E_32_TX_POWER_LEVEL_vfo-b-medium-2.5W.img (8.5 kB) Ferdinand Funker, 08/15/2021 05:41 am

Yaesu_FT-65E_32_TX_POWER_LEVEL_vfo-b-high-5W.img (8.5 kB) Ferdinand Funker, 08/15/2021 05:41 am

Yaesu_FT-65E_32_TX_POWER_LEVEL_vfo-a-low-0.5W.img (8.5 kB) Ferdinand Funker, 08/15/2021 05:41 am

Yaesu_FT-65E_32_TX_POWER_LEVEL_vfo-a-medium_2.5W.img (8.5 kB) Ferdinand Funker, 08/15/2021 05:41 am

Yaesu_FT-65E_32_TX_POWER_LEVEL_vfo-a-high_5W.img (8.5 kB) Ferdinand Funker, 08/15/2021 05:41 am

History

Updated by Bernhard Hailer about 1 month ago

  • Status changed from New to Feedback
  • Assignee set to Bernhard Hailer
  • Target version set to chirp-daily
  • Model affected changed from FT-65E to Yaesu FT-65E
  • Platform changed from Windows to All

Looks like this is simply not implemented. Will have to look into (when there's time). Thanks!

Updated by Jim Unroe about 1 month ago

How do you mean? Like most radios, the TX level in the Yaesu FT-65 is a per-channel setting. It is configured in the main Spreadsheet Style Memory Editor in the Power field of each memory row or in the Power setting of Memory Properties editor of an individual memory. It is not configured in a separate Settings menu.

I don't have any Yaesu radios here, but I loaded the Yaesu_FT-65E.img file from the repository, copied memory row 1 to memory rows 2 and 3 and set each row to a TX power level of High, Mid and Low for each memory row, respectively. For good measure I saved the changes and loaded them back into CHIRP and the 3 different TX power level settings were retained.

Unless I am missing something, I think CHIRP and the FT-65 driver support configuring the TX power level as expected.

Jim KC9HI

Updated by Ferdinand Funker about 1 month ago

Jim Unroe wrote:

How do you mean? Like most radios, the TX level in the Yaesu FT-65 is a per-channel setting. It is configured in the main Spreadsheet Style Memory Editor in the Power field of each memory row or in the Power setting of Memory Properties editor of an individual memory. It is not configured in a separate Settings menu.

I don't have any Yaesu radios here, but I loaded the Yaesu_FT-65E.img file from the repository, copied memory row 1 to memory rows 2 and 3 and set each row to a TX power level of High, Mid and Low for each memory row, respectively. For good measure I saved the changes and loaded them back into CHIRP and the 3 different TX power level settings were retained.

Unless I am missing something, I think CHIRP and the FT-65 driver support configuring the TX power level as expected.

Jim KC9HI

Thanks for pointing out that option. Actually, I oversaw it.

Updated by Ferdinand Funker about 1 month ago

@Jim Unroe The options you suggest in your previous comments are only configured for the memory mode.

The FT-65E also supports separate power level options in VFO mode (scanning) for VFO-A and VFO-B.

From the manual:

Changing the Transmit Power Level
To change the power level:
1. Press the F key and then press the [P2] key.
• The present TX power output level will appear on the display.
• To adjust the TX power in the Set Mode, press and hold the F key.
Then repeatedly press the [▲] or [▼] key to select Set Mode item “32 TX
PWR” and then press the F key.
2. Press the [▲] or [▼] key to select the desired power output level.
Available selections are “HI ” (5 W), “MID” (2.5 W), and “LOW” (0.5 W).
3. Press the PTT switch to save the new setting and return to normal oper-
ation.

I uploaded images for all configurations. Does this help?

Updated by Jim Unroe about 1 month ago

Ferdinand Funker wrote:

@Jim Unroe The options you suggest in your previous comments are only configured for the memory mode.

Yes. In memory mode the TX power level is generally "fixed" at the programmed values. In VFO mode you usually set the TX power levels as needed from the radio.

If you want VFO TX power levels "preset" to a particular value, change them to that value you want in the radio and download to CHIRP to be saved as an "image" containing those settings. Then use that image for editing in the future.

Jim KC9HI

Updated by Bernhard Hailer about 1 month ago

Ferdinand, is this answer sufficient, can we close the ticket? Thanks.

Updated by Bernhard Hailer 20 days ago

  • Status changed from Feedback to Closed

Closing ticket. We can re-open if needed.

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