FTDX-3000 Menu Settings

Yaesu FTdx3000 front panel. See text for description. My MFJ-993 sits atop the '3000.

Yaesu FTdx3000 front panel.

I’ve been asked what I use for the digital settings for my Yaesu FTDX-3000. It’s a great rig and I’ve enjoyed it. It has the best receiver I’ve ever had in 40 years of hamming!

The only interface between the radio and my laptop is a single USB cable. This allows for full control of the radio and takes advantage of the sound card built into the radio.

For what they’re worth, here are my menu settings where they are different from the default:
Menu 038, CAT rate: 38400 (must match how the COM port is set)
Menu 065, PC Keying: RTS (again, must match the digital mode software on the computer)
Menu 067, Data Mode: Others (means it doesn’t force PSK-31 mode, and allows any soundcard mode)
Menu 069, Other Disp (SSB): 1000 (allows the receiver to display data mode frequencies correctly)
Menu 075, Data In Select: USB (this means using the USB cable instead of RS-232)
Menu 076, Data Mic Gain: 25 (though I use 15 for fldigi – depends on the software)
Menu 077, Data Out Level: 10 (again, dependent on software)
Menu 116, HF PSK Shape: Soft
Menu 117, HF PSK Slope: Gentle
All other digital mode settings are at their default setting.

I welcome any suggestions!

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2 Responses to FTDX-3000 Menu Settings

  1. Dave says:

    Hi Remy, I am not familiar with a “hidden” menu.
    Regarding the sound card, there are many settings that have an effect. On my side, (dcasler.com), search for FTDX3000 and the top two articles list various settings I use. Hopefully something in there will prove useful to you. Be sure, of course, that you have installed the driver from the Yaesu web page first. Good luck! 73, Dave

  2. Remy F.G. Denker says:

    Hi, just purchased a new ftdx3000 which is equipped with the latest software update. I’m very happy with ist.
    Unfortunately I can not get into the hidden menu ( pressing CS and TXW while switching on. Any other possibility to get into the hidden menu?
    I use N1MM to control the 3000 via the USB cable. When PC is on and I listen to a radio station ( via the internet) I face a problem when the 3000 is switched on. The soundcard is switched of (disabled) so I can not listen to the radio.
    Thanks for the feedback.
    73, Remy PA3AGF

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