So I’ve replaced the Yaesu VX7-R (anyone fancy what might be a very easy restoration project?) with a lovely new Yaesu FT-70DR handheld. I’ve had a little dabble on it today, and I really really like it. The performance and audio quality of digital, without external antennas in an urban environment, is quite an eye-opener, even possibly a game-changer.
Obviously I will very shortly wanting to be checking out C4FM digital voice in a SOTA activation, so I wonder which chasers are equipped and ready to give it a go?
Naturally, I’m keen to use the other features and capabilities of the rig. I’ve been trying to program up the memories this evening. Connecting the radio to the PC was easy enough, albeit a rather convoluted and non-obvious process! Where I’m very stuck is in getting my CSV file of frequency / mode / CTCSS etc information imported into the Yaesu free ADMS-10 software. I wonder if anyone else has experience of this?
I’m determined to crack it and not have to shell out another wad of cash on the commercial version of the programming software and the different lead I’d have to get to use it. I’m normally pretty confident at working with CSV files; it’s just a matter of working out where I’ve used a format or piece of data that the software doesn’t like.
I’ll start working through this line-by-line to try and solve this systematically - tomorrow (Saturday), but it would be useful to compare notes with anyone else using ADMS-10 for this purpose.