My quick notes on how to set up my FT-891 after a factory reset. If anyone has a solid understanding of what the “OTHER DISP” and “OTHER SHIFT” settings are all about, and would be willing to explain it to me, please get in touch! I have no idea what these settings are in aid of, but they need to be set as described below (same thing with my FT-991A). I normally don’t use CAT control when using this rig portable, and so the setting for “CAT RATE” is not really needed. Included it as a reminder of where to find it if in case I change my mind in the future.
These sets the TX indicator brightness, activated peak hold on the meter, turns the “beep” way down, enabled the TX timeout timer and sets the AM output power to 20W. I don’t normally use AM except for triggering a tuner, and my CG3000 seems to like about 20W of energy when tuning.
|02-04||DIMMER TX/BUSY||8||15||TX/BUSY Indicator brightness|
|02-05||PEAK HOLD||OFF||1.0||Meter peak hold|
|05-04||BEEP LEVEL||30||3||Beep sound volume level|
|05-14||TX TOT||OFF||5min||TX Time-Out Timer|
|16-02||HF AM PWR||25||20||Transmit RF power output on AM (for tuning)|
|16-05||50M AM PWR||25||20||Transmit RF power output on AM (for tuning)|
Normally not in use, but here as a reminder if I should want to start using CAT with this rig.
|05-06||CAT RATE||4800bps||9600bps||Baud rate for a CAT|
For FT8 and FT4
The 3 magical mystery setting (“DATA MODE”, “OTHER DISP” and “OTHER SHIFT”). Again, if you have a solid understanding of the purpose of these settings and the patience to try and explain it to me, please get in touch. All I know is that they need to be set like this. Also, disable the low- and high pass filters, as they only get in the way when running FT8/FT4.
|08-01||DATA MODE||PSK||OTHERS||Operating scheme in DATA mode|
|08-03||OTHER DISP||0Hz||1500Hz||Displayed frequency offset in DATA mode|
|08-04||OTHER SHIFT||0Hz||1500Hz||Carrier point in DATA mode|
|08-05||DATA LCUT FREQ||300Hz||OFF||Low-frequency cutoff audio filter in DATA mode|
|08-07||DATA HCUT FREQ||3000Hz||OFF||High-frequency cutoff audio filter in DATA mode|
|08-12||DATA BFO||LSB||USB||DATA carrier oscillator injection side|