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How and why I decided to buy the Yaesu FTDX101D

I first decided to purchase a SDR based transceiver, I have a few friends that have them.
So I ordered the Icom IC-7300 from GPS Central in Calgary AB.
Unfortunately the new transceiver had more than a few problem
(Note: it was just this particular radio)

I called GPS Central back and we decided to purchase the Yaesu FTDX-101D instead.
What a radio...

NOTE: This radio has a "built in soundcard" (via USB cable) and a SD Card slot to save settings etc.)

The first thing I decided to do was create a spreadsheet of the 216 menus choices to keep track of the settings
like what I did for my FTDX3000

Here is a link to the blank Excel sheet - FTDX101D.xlsx
I have added more columns for the different operating modes like Voice/Data etc.

MENU'S
FUNCTIONS
DEFAULT
FINAL SETTINGS
RADIO SETTING



MODE SSB
AGC FAST DELAY
300


AGC MID DELAY
1000


AGC SLOW DELAY
3000


LCUT FREQ
100


LCUT SLOPE
6dB/oct 


HCUT FREQ
3000


HCUT SLOPE
6dB/oct


SSB OUT SELECT
MAIN


SSB OUT LEVEL
50


TX BPF SEL
300-2700


SSB MOD SOURCE
MIC


REAR SELECT
DATA


RPORT GAIN
50


RPTT SELECT
DAKY

MODE AM
AGC FAST DELAY
1000


AGC MID DELAY
2000


AGC SLOW DELAY
4000


LCUT FREQ
OFF


LCUT SLOPE
6dB/oct


HCUT FREQ
OFF


HCUT SLOPE
6dB/oct 


AM OUT SELECT
MAIN


AM OUT LEVEL
50


TX BPF SEL
50-3050


AM MOD SOURCE
MIC


MIC GAIN
MCVR 


REAR SELECT
DATA


RPORT GAIN
50


RPTT SELECT
DAKY

MODE FM
AGC FAST DELAY
160


AGC MID DELAY
500


AGC SLOW DELAY
1500


LCUT FREQ
300


LCUT SLOPE
18dB/oct


HCUT FREQ
3000


HCUT SLOPE
18dB/oct


FM OUT SELECT
MAIN


FM OUT LEVEL
50


FM MOD SOURCE
MIC


MIC GAIN
MCVR 


REAR SELECT
DATA


RPORT GAIN
50


RPTT SELECT
DAKY


RPT SHIFT(28MHz)
100


RPT SHIFT(50MHz)
1000

MODE PSK/DATA
AGC FAST DELAY
160


AGC MID DELAY
500


AGC SLOW DELAY
1500


PSK TONE
1000


DATA SHIFT (SSB)
1500


LCUT FREQ
300


LCUT SLOPE
18dB/oct


HCUT FREQ
300


HCUT SLOPE
18dB/oct


DATA OUT SELECT
MAIN


DATA OUT LEVEL
50


TX BPF SEL
300-2700


DATA MOD SOURCE
REAR


REAR SELECT
DATA


RPORT GAIN
50


RPTT SELECT
DAKY

MODE RTTY
AGC FAST DELAY
160


AGC MID DELAY
500


AGC SLOW DELAY
1500


POLARITY RX
NOR


POLARITY TX
NOR


LCUT FREQ
300


LCUT SLOPE
18dB/oct


HCUT FREQ
3000Hz


HCUT SLOPE
18dB/oct


RTTY OUT SELECT
MAIN


RTTY OUT LEVEL
50


RPTT SELECT
DAKY


MARK FREQUENCY
2125 (Hz)


SHIFT FREQUENCY
170 (Hz)

ENCDEC PSK
PSK MODE
BPSK


DECODE AFC RANGE
15 (Hz)


QPSK POLARITY RX
NOR


QPSK POLARITY TX
NOR


PSK TX LEVEL
70

ENCDEC RTTY
RX USOS
ON


TX USOS
ON


RX NEW LINE CODE
CR+LF


TX AUTO CR+LF
ON


TX DIDDLE
BLANK


BAUDOT CODE
US

CW SETTING



MODE CW
AGC FAST DELAY
160


AGC MID DELAY
500


AGC SLOW DELAY
1500


LCUT FREQ
250Hz 


LCUT SLOPE
18dB/oct


HCUT FREQ
1200Hz


HCUT SLOPE
18dB/oct


CW OUT SELECT
MAIN


CW OUT LEVEL
50


CW AUTO MODE
OFF


CW BK-IN TYPE
SEMI


CW BK-IN DELAY
200


CW WAVE SHAPE
4


CW FREQ DISPLAY
PITCH OFFSET


PC KEYING
OFF


QSK DELAY TIME
15


CW INDICATOR
ON

KEYER
F KEYER TYPE
ELEKEY-B


F KEYER DOT/DASH
NOR


R KEYER TYPE
ELEKEY-B


R KEYER DOT/DASH
NOR


CW WEIGHT
3


NUMBER STYLE
1290


CONTEST NUMBER
1


CW MEMORY 1
TEXT


CW MEMORY 2
TEXT


CW MEMORY 3
TEXT


CW MEMORY 4
TEXT


CW MEMORY 5
TEXT


REPEAT INTERVAL
5

DECODE CW
CW DECODE BW
100

OPERATION SETTING



GENERAL
DECODE RX SELECT
MAIN


HEADPHONE MIX
SEPARATE


ANT3 SELECT
TRX


NB WIDTH
3


NB REJECTION
30


BEEP LEVEL
10


RF/SQL VR
RF


TUNER SELECT
INT


232C RATE
4800


232C TIME OUT TIMER
10


CAT RATE
4800


CAT TIME OUT TIMER
10


CAT RTS
ON


QMB CH
5ch


MEM GROUP
OFF


QUICK SPLIT INPUT
OFF


QUICK SPLIT FREQ
5


TX TIME OUT TIMER
OFF


MIC SCAN
ON


MIC SCAN RESUME
TIME


REF FREQ FINE ADJ
0


CS DIAL
MEM CH


KEYBOARD LANGUAGE
ENGLISH(US)

RX DSP
APF WIDTH
MEDIUM


CONTOUR LEVEL
15


CONTOUR WIDTH
10


DNR LEVEL
1


IF NOTCH WIDTH
WIDE

TX AUDIO
PROC LEVEL
AMC


AMC RELEASE TIME
MID 


PRMTRC EQ1 FREQ
OFF


PRMTRC EQ1 LEVEL
5


PRMTRC EQ1 BWTH
10


PRMTRC EQ2 FREQ
OFF


PRMTRC EQ2 LEVEL
5


PRMTRC EQ2 BWTH
10


PRMTRC EQ3 FREQ
OFF


PRMTRC EQ3 LEVEL
5


PRMTRC EQ3 BWTH
10


P PRMTRC EQ1 FREQ
OFF


P PRMTRC EQ1 LEVEL
0


P PRMTRC EQ1 BWTH
2


P PRMTRC EQ2 FREQ
OFF


P PRMTRC EQ2 LEVEL
0


P PRMTRC EQ2 BWTH
1


P PRMTRC EQ3 FREQ
OFF


P PRMTRC EQ3 LEVEL
0


P PRMTRC EQ3 BWTH
1

TX GENERAL
HF MAX POWER
5 - 100W)


50M MAX POWER
5 - 100W)


70M MAX POWER
5 - 50 (W)


AM MAX POWER
5 - 25W)


VOX SELECT
MIC


DATA VOX GAIN
50


EMERGENCY FREQ TX
OFF

TUNING
SSB/CW DIAL STEP
10


RTTY/PSK DIAL STEP
10


CH STEP
2.5


AM CH STEP
5


FM CH STEP
5


MAIN STEPS PER REV.
500


MPVD STEPS PER REV.
500

DISPLAY SETTING



DISPLAY
MY CALL
FTDX101


MY CALL TIME
1


SCREEN SAVER
60


TFT CONTRAST
10


TFT DIMMER
15


LED DIMMER
10


MOUSE POINTER SPEED
10


FREQ STYLE
BOLD

SCOPE
RBW
HIGH


SCOPE CTR
CAR POINT


2D DISP SENSITIVITY
HI


3DSS DISP SENSITIVITY
HI

EXT MONITOR
EXT DISPLAY
OFF


PIXEL
800x480

EXTENSION SETTING



DATE&TIME
DAY



MONTH



YEAR



HOUR



MINUTE


SD CARD
MEM LIST LOAD



MEM LIST SAVE



MENU LOAD



MENU SAVE



INFORMATIONS



FIRMWARE UPDATE



FORMAT


SOFT VERSION
MAIN



DISPLAY



MAIN DSP



SUB DSP



MAIN SDR



SUB SDR



AF SDSP


CALIBRATION
CALIBRATION


RESET
MEMORY CLEAR



MENU CLEAR



ALL RESET