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HF/VHF/UHF
ALL MODE TRANSCEIVER
FT-897D
Operating Manual
VERTEX STANDARD CO., LTD.
4-8-8 Nakameguro, Meguro-Ku, Tokyo 153-8644, Japan
VERTEX STANDARD
US Headquarters
10900 Walker Street, Cypress, CA 90630, U.S.A.
YAESU EUROPE B.V.
P.O. Box 75525, 1118 ZN Schiphol, The Netherlands
YAESU UK LTD.
Unit 12, Sun Valley Business Park, Winnall Close
Winchester, Hampshire, SO23 0LB, U.K.
VERTEX STANDARD HK LTD.
Unit 5, 20/F., Seaview Centre, 139-141 Hoi Bun Road,
Kwun Tong, Kowloon, Hong Kong
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  • Page 1

    HF/VHF/UHF
    ALL MODE TRANSCEIVER

    FT-897D
    Operating Manual

    VERTEX STANDARD CO., LTD.
    4-8-8 Nakameguro, Meguro-Ku, Tokyo 153-8644, Japan

    VERTEX STANDARD
    US Headquarters
    10900 Walker Street, Cypress, CA 90630, U.S.A.

    YAESU EUROPE B.V.
    P.O. Box 75525, 1118 ZN Schiphol, The Netherlands

    YAESU UK LTD.
    Unit 12, Sun Valley Business Park, Winnall Close
    Winchester, Hampshire, SO23 0LB, U.K.

    VERTEX STANDARD HK LTD.
    Unit 5, 20/F., Seaview Centre, 139-141 Hoi Bun Road,
    Kwun Tong, Kowloon, Hong Kong



  • Page 2

    Contents

    CAT



  • Page 3

    INTRODUCTION

    The FT-897D is a rugged, innovative multiband, multimode portable transceiver for the amateur radio MF/HF/
    VHF/UHF bands. Providing coverage of the 160-10 meter
    bands (include the 60 m band: USA version) plus the 6 m, 2
    m, and 70 cm bands, the FT-897D includes operation on
    the SSB, CW, AM, FM, and Digital modes, yielding the most
    comprehensive performance package available for field operation.
    Designed for use from (1) an external DC power source,
    (2) internal battery (requires optional FNB-78 Ni-MH battery pack), or (3) AC power source (requires optional FP30 External AC Power Supply), the FT-897D provides 100
    watts of power output from a 13.8-Volt external power supply or AC operation. When using the optional FNB-78 NiMH Battery Pack, the FT-897D automatically switches to
    20 Watts (430 MHz:10W) of output power.
    The multi-function Liquid-Crystal Display includes attractive backlighting, which may be disabled for battery conservation. The display includes bar-graph indication of power
    output, ALC voltage, SWR, and modulation level. Also include are a number of operating status icons, as well as the
    function displays for the three operating function keys (A,
    B, and C).

    FT-897D OPERATING MANUAL

    Among the advanced features of the FT-897D are many
    incorporated only in large base-station transceivers. These
    include Dual VFOs; Split-Frequency operation; Digital Signal Processing (Bandpass Filtering, Noise Reduction, Notch,
    and Microphone Equalizer); IF Shift; Clarifier (“R.I.T.”);
    IF Noise Blanker; AGC Fast/Slow/Auto/Off selection; RF
    Gain and Squelch control; IPO (Intercept Point Optimization) and a receiver front-end Attenuator; Built-in High Stability Reference Oscillator; AM Aircraft reception; AM and
    FM Broadcast reception; U.S. Weather Band reception;
    VOX; Built-in Electronic Keyer; Adjustable CW Pitch;
    Automatic FM Repeater Shift (ARS); Built-in CTCSS Encoder/Decoders; ARTS™ (Auto-Range Transponder System); Smart Search™ Automatic Memory Loading System;
    Spectrum Scope; 200 Memories plus Home Channels and
    Band-limiting Memories; Alpha-Numeric Labeling of
    Memories; Automatic Power-Off (APO) and Time-Out Timer
    (TOT) functions; Computer Interface capability; and Cloning capability.
    We urge you to read this manual in its entirety, so as to
    gain a full understanding of the amazing capability of the
    exciting new FT-897D Transceiver.

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    SPECIFICATIONS
    General
    Frequency Range:

    Emission Modes:
    Synthesizer Steps (Min.):
    Antenna Impedance:
    Operating Temp. Range:
    Frequency Stability:
    Supply Voltage:
    Current Consumption:

    Case Size (W x H x D):
    Weight (Approx.):

    Receive: 0.1-56 MHz, 76-108 MHz, 118-164 MHz, 420-470 MHz
    Transmit: 160 - 6 Meters (USA: includes 60 meters), 2 Meters, 70 Centimeters
    (Amateur bands only)
    5.1675 MHz (Alaska Emergency Frequency: USA only)
    A1 (CW), A3 (AM), A3J (LSB/USB), F3 (FM),
    F1 (9600 bps packet), F2 (1200 bps packet)
    10 Hz (CW/SSB), 100 Hz (AM/FM/WFM)
    50 Ohms, Unbalanced (M)
    +14 °F to +140 °F (–10 °C to +60 °C)
    ±0.5 ppm/1 hour @25 °C, after warmup
    Normal: 13.8 VDC ±15 %, Negative Ground
    FNB-78 (Ni-MH Battery Pack): 13.2 V (Option)
    Squelched: 600 mA (Approx.)
    Receive: 1 A
    Transmit: 22 A
    7.87” x 3.15” x 10.3” (200 x 80 x 262 mm)
    8.6 lb (3.9 kg) (w/o Ni-MH battery, antenna, Microphone)

    Transmitter
    RF Power Output (@13.8 V DC):

    Modulation Types:
    FM Maximum Deviation:
    Spurious Radiation:
    Carrier Suppression:
    Opp. Sideband Suppression:
    SSB Frequency Response:
    Microphone Impedance:

    SSB/CW/FM
    AM Carrier
    160- 6 Meter:
    100 W
    25 W
    2 Meter:
    50 W
    12.5 W
    70 Centimeter: 20 W
    5W
    SSB: Balanced Modulator, AM: Early Stage (Low Level), FM: Variable Reactance
    ±5 kHz (FM-N: ±2.5 kHz)
    –50 dB (1.8-29.7 MHz)
    –60 dB (50/144/430 MHz)
    >40 dB
    >50 dB
    400 Hz-2600 Hz (–6 dB)
    200-10k Ohms (Nominal: 600 Ohms)

    Receiver
    Circuit Type:
    Intermediate Frequencies:
    Sensitivity:

    Squelch Sensitivity:

    Image Rejection:
    IF Rejection:
    Selectivity (–6/–60 dB):

    AF Output:
    AF Output Impedance:

    Double-Conversion Superheterodyne (SSB/CW/AM/FM)
    Superheterodyne (WFM)
    1st: 68.33 MHz (SSB/CW/AM/FM); 10.7 MHz (WFM)
    2nd: 455 kHz
    SSB/CW
    AM
    FM
    100 kHz-1.8 MHz –
    32 µV

    1.8 MHz-28 MHz 0.2 µV
    2 µV

    28 MHz-30 MHz
    0.2 µV
    2 µV
    0.5 µV
    50 MHz-54 MHz
    0.125 µV
    1 µV
    0.2 µV
    144/430 MHz
    0.125 µV

    0.2 µV
    (SSB/CW/AM = 10 dB S/N, FM = 12 dB SINAD)
    SSB/CW/AM
    FM
    100 kHz-1.8 MHz –

    1.8 MHz-28 MHz 2.5 µV

    28 MHz-30 MHz
    2.5 µV
    0.32 µV
    50 MHz-54 MHz
    1 µV
    0.16 µV
    144/430 MHz
    0.5 µV
    0.16 µV
    HF/50 MHz: 70 dB, 144/430 MHz: 60 dB
    60 dB
    SSB/CW: 2.2 kHz/4.5 kHz
    AM: 6 kHz/20 kHz
    FM: 15 kHz/30 kHz
    FM-N: 9 kHz/25 kHz
    S
    z/2.0 kHz
    CW (option YF-122CN installed): 300 Hz/1.0 kHz
    2.5 W (@4 Ohms, 10% THD or less)
    4-16 Ohms

    Specifications are subject to change without notice, and are guaranteed within the amateur bands only.

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  • Page 5

    ACCESSORIES & OPTIONS
    SUPPLIED ACCESSORIES
    Hand Microphone MH-31A8J
    DC Power Cord
    Operating Manual
    Warranty Card

    AVAILABLE OPTIONS
    FP-30
    External AC Power Supply
    FP-1030A External AC Power Supply (25A)
    FP-1023A Compact Power Supply (23A; U.S.A. only)
    FNB-78
    Ni-MH Battery Pack (13.2 V, 4500 mAh)
    PA-26B/C/U Ni-MH Battery Charger
    CD-24
    Ni-MH Battery Charger Adapter
    YF-122S
    Collins SSB Filter (2.3 kHz/4.7 kHz: -6 dB/-66 dB)
    YF-122C
    Collins CW Filter (500 Hz/2 kHz: -6 dB/-60 dB)
    YF-122CN Collins CW Filter (300 Hz/1 kHz: -6 dB/-60 dB)
    FC-30
    External Automatic Antenna Tuner
    ATAS-25
    Active-Tuning Antenna System
    ATAS-100 Active-Tuning Antenna System
    ATAS-120 Active-Tuning Antenna System
    ATBK-100 VHF/UHF Antenna Base/Counterpoise Kit
    MMB-80
    Mounting Braket
    VL-1000
    Solid-State Linear Amplifier
    MD-200A8X Desktop Microphone
    MH-36E8J DTMF Microphone
    MH-59A8J Remote Control Microphone
    CT-62
    CAT Interface Cable
    CT-39A
    Packet Cable
    CT-58
    BAND DATA Cable

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  • Page 6

    INSTALLATION
    POWER CONNECTIONS
    The FT-897D is designed use from (1) an external DC power source, (2) internal battery (requires optional FNB-78 Ni-MH
    battery pack), or (3) AC power source (requires optional FP-30 Internal AC Power Supply).

    External DC power source operation
    The DC power connector for the FT-897D must only be
    connected to a DC source providing 13.8 Volts DC (±15%),
    and capable of at least 22 Amperes of current. Always observe proper polarity when making DC connections:
    The Red DC power lead connects to the Positive (+)
    DC terminal; and the Black DC power lead connects
    to the Negative (–) DC terminal.
    In mobile installations, noise pickup may be minimized by
    connecting the DC cable directly to your vehicle’s battery,
    rather than to the ignition switch or “accessory” circuitry.
    Direct connection to the battery also provides the best voltage stability.
    Tips for Successful Mobile Installations:
    ❒ Before connecting the DC cable to the battery, measure
    the voltage across the battery terminals with the engine
    running fast enough to show a charge. If the voltage is
    above 15 Volts, the vehicle’s voltage regulator should
    be adjusted to reduce the charging voltage to 14 Volts or
    lower.
    ❒ Route the DC cable as far away from the ignition cables
    as possible.
    ❒ If the DC cable is not long enough, use #12 AWG (minimum) stranded, insulated wire to extend it. Be certain to
    solder the connections at the splice securely, and provide ample insulation for the soldered splice (heat shrink
    tubing plus black electrical tape work well).

    Page 4

    ❒ Check the battery terminal connections frequently to be
    sure they are tight and not corroded.
    ❒ When operating with the vehicle turned off, or operating
    from a stand-alone car battery (in a camp site, etc.), be
    mindful of the minimum operating voltage (11.73 Volts)
    for the FT-897D. If the battery is not charged sufficiently
    to maintain at least 11¾ Volts at the radio, erratic operation or shut-down may occur.

    Caution
    Permanent damage can result if improper supply voltage, or reverse-polarity voltage, is applied to the FT897D. The Limited Warranty on this transceiver does
    not cover damage caused by application of AC voltage,
    reversed polarity DC, or DC voltage outside the specified range of 13.8V ±15%. Never attempt to connect
    the FT-897D to a 24 Volt battery system.
    When replacing fuses, be certain to use a fuse of the
    proper rating. The FT-897D requires a 25A fast-blow
    fuse.

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  • Page 7

    INSTALLATION
    POWER CONNECTIONS
    AC power source operation (requires optional FP-30 AC power supply)
    For base station installations, Yaesu recommends the use of
    the FP-30 AC power supply, which is designed to clamp
    onto the FT-897D.
    Installation
    1. Turn the transceiver’s power off, and disconnect all
    cables from the transceiver.
    2. Remove the six screws (three screws on bottom side and
    rear side), then lift off the bottom cover (Figure 1 and 2).
    3. Attach the FP-30 to the bottom of the FT-897D, then
    affix it in place with the six screws removed in the above
    steps (Figure 3).
    4. Connect the 6-pin Molex plug from the FP-30 to the
    INPUT jack on the rear panel of the FT-897D (Figure
    4).
    5. Make sure that your AC voltage is correct and that the
    FP-30 POWER switch is set to Off; connect the AC
    power cable between the INPUT jack on the rear panel
    of the FP-30 and a nearby AC wall outlet.

    Operation
    1. To turn the transceiver on, turn on the POWER switch
    on the FP-30 before turning on the POWER switch on
    the FT-897D.
    2. To turn the transceiver off, turn off the POWER switch
    on the FT-897D before turning off the POWER switch
    on the FP-30.
    When you do not use the FP-30 with the FT-897D
    for a long time, disconnect the AC plug from the AC
    wall outlet.

    Figure 3
    Figure 1

    Figure 4
    POWER Switch

    Figure 2

    AC Input Voltage Selection (U.S.A. Users only)
    ❒ Before moving the AC range switch, disconnect the FP-30’s AC Power
    Cable from the AC line outlet, then wait 10 minutes to allow the power
    supply’s electrolytic capacitors to discharge (electrical shock hazard!).
    ❒ Peel off the label on the side of the FP-30.
    ❒ Move the AC range switch to the “115” position for operation from
    100-120 VAC, or to the “230” position for operation from 200-240 VAC.
    ❒ Always uses the 10 A Fuse in the fuse holder on the rear panel whether
    operate on 100-120 VAC or 200-240 VAC. Do not use the improper
    fuse.

    Peel off the label

    Warning: Our Warranty does not cover damage caused by improper supply voltage nor use of an improper fuse.

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  • Page 8

    INSTALLATION
    POWER CONNECTIONS
    Internal battery operation (requires optional FNB-78 Ni-MH battery pack)
    The optional FNB-78 Ni-MH Battery Pack provides 13.2
    Volts of DC power for your FT-897D, with a maximum capacity of 4500 mAh (you may install the two FNB-78 into
    the FT-897D, in this time, maximum capacity is 9 Ah!).
    A fully charged set of FNB-78 Ni-MH Battery Pack should
    provide approximately 4 hours of reception under typical
    conditions.

    Installation
    1. Turn the transceiver’s power off, and disconnect all
    cables from the transceiver.
    2. Remove the six screws (three screws on bottom side and
    rear side), then lift off the bottom cover (Figure 1 and 2).
    3. Insert the FNB-78 into the battery compartment “A” or
    “B”on the bottom of the radio so that the battery’s mounting tab is aligned with the mounting hole on the radio’s
    chassis (Figure 3).
    4. Connect the 3-pin connector from the FNB-78 to the
    battery jack on the radio’s chassis, corresponding to the
    label (“A” or “B”) of the battery compartment to which
    the FNB-78 is installed (Figure 3).
    5. Remove the plastic cap, which is same label (“A” or “B”)
    of the battery compartment witch is the FNB-78 installed,
    from the to bottom cover, before turning the plastic cap
    so that the small project of the cap is aligned with the
    slot of the bottom cover (Figure 2).
    6. Replace the bottom cover and its six screws.

    Charging
    Charging of the FNB-78 requires the use of the optional
    CD-24 Charge Adapter.
    1. Turn the radio off.
    2. Connect the cable plug from the DC Power supply into
    the INPUT jack on the CD-24 Charge Adapter, then insert the cable plug from the CD-24 into the “CHG-A”
    or “CHG-B” jack on the rear of the radio.
    3. The “BATT-A” or “BATT-B” indicator on the front panel
    of the FT-897D will glow red (Charging) while the battery is being charged. When charging is completed, the
    red LED indicator will turn to off (Fully Charged).
    A fully-discharged pack will be charged completely in
    about four hours.
    4. Unplug the cable from the CHG terminal, then disconnect the CD-24 from the DC Power supply.

    Operation
    Before turning the radio on, select the battery (“A” or “B”)
    to be used by setting the top panel’s A-B switch as appropriate.
    AC Power Supply

    DC Power Cord

    CD-24
    CHG jack on the rear of the radio

    Figure 2

    Figure 1

    Plastic Cap

    Connector “A”
    A
    B

    B

    A

    Connector “B”

    Figure 3

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  • Page 9

    INSTALLATION
    GROUNDING
    The provision of an effective ground system is important in
    any successful communications station. A good ground system can contribute to station efficiency in a number of ways:
    ❒ It can minimize the possibility of electrical shock to the
    operator.
    ❒ It can minimize RF currents flowing on the shield of the
    coaxial cable and the chassis of the transceiver which
    may cause interference to nearby home entertainment
    devices or laboratory test equipment.
    ❒ It can minimize the possibility of erratic transceiver operation caused by RF feedback or improper current flow
    through logic devices.
    An effective earth ground system may take several forms;
    for a more complete discussion, see an appropriate RF engineering text. The information presented below is intended
    only as a guideline.
    Inspect the ground system – inside the station as well as
    outside – on a regular basis so as to ensure maximum performance and safety.

    Mobile Station Grounding
    Although satisfactory grounding in most installations will
    be achieved via the DC cable’s negative lead and the antenna system’s coaxial cable shield, it is often recommended
    that you provide a direct ground connection to the vehicle
    chassis at the mounting location of the transceiver (installation using the optional MMB-80 Mounting Bracket will accomplish this, if the MMB-80 itself is mounted to the
    vehicle’s chassis). Due to unexpected resonance which may
    naturally occur in any location, improper communication
    system performance may result from insufficient grounding. These symptoms may include:

    Base Station Earth Grounding
    Typically, the ground connection consists of one or more
    copper-clad steel rods, driven into the ground. If multiple
    ground rods are used, they should be configured in a “V”
    configuration, and bonded together at the apex of the “V”
    which is nearest the station location. Use a heavy, braided
    cable (such as the discarded shield from type RG-213 coaxial cable) and strong cable clamps to secure the braided
    cables to the ground rods. Be sure to weatherproof the connections to ensure many years of reliable service. Use the
    same type of heavy, braided cable for the connections to the
    station ground bus (described below).
    Do not use gas line pipes in an attempt to provide a ground
    connection! To do so creates a serious risk of explosion!!
    Inside the station, a common ground bus consisting of a copper pipe of at least 25 mm (1”) diameter should be used. An
    alternative station ground bus may consist of a wide copper
    plate (single-sided circuit board material is ideal) secured
    to the bottom of the operating desk. Grounding connections
    from individual devices such as transceivers, power supplies, and data communications devices should be made directly to the ground bus using a heavy, braided cable.
    Do not make ground connections from one electrical device
    to another, and thence to the ground bus. This so-called
    “Daisy Chain” grounding technique may nullify any attempt
    at effective radio frequency grounding. See the drawings
    below for examples of proper and improper ground connections. If your coaxial cable does not connect directly to the
    station ground bus, you may connect a ground cable to the
    Ground lug on the FT-897D rear panel.
    GND Terminal

    ❒ RF feedback (resulting in distortion on your transmitted
    signal);
    ❒ Unintended frequency change;
    ❒ Blinking or blanking of the frequency display;
    ❒ Noise pickup; and/or

    ons may occur in any communications installation. The FT-897D includes extensive filtering
    designed to minimize the chance of such problems; however, random currents set up by insufficient RF grounding
    can nullify such filtering. Bonding the rear panel Ground
    lug of the FT-897D transceiver to the vehicle or vessel’s
    ground system should clear up any such difficulties.
    Vertex Standard does not recommend the use of “on glass”
    mobile antennas unless the shield of the coaxial cable is securely grounded near the feedpoint of the antenna. Such
    antennas frequently are responsible for the ground-related
    difficulties described above.

    FT-897D OPERATING MANUAL

    Improper Ground Connection
    Transceiver

    Linear
    Amplifier

    Power
    Supply

    "Daisy Chain"

    Proper Ground Connection
    Transceiver

    Linear
    Amplifier

    Power
    Supply

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    INSTALLATION
    ANTENNA CONSIDERATIONS
    The antenna systems connected to your FT-897D transceiver
    are, of course, critically important in ensuring successful
    communications. The FT-897D is designed for use with any
    antenna system providing a 50 Ω resistive impedance at the
    desired operating frequency. While minor excursions from
    the 50 Ω specification are of no consequence, the power
    amplifier’s protection circuitry will begin to reduce the power
    output of there is more than a 50% divergence from the specified impedance (less than 33 Ω or greater than 75 Ω, corresponding to a Standing Wave Ratio (SWR) of 1.5:1).
    Two antenna jacks are provided on the rear panel of the FT897D. The “HF/50 MHz ANT” jack is used for HF and 50
    MHz, while the “144/430 MHz ANT” jack is used for 144
    MHz and 430 MHz.
    Guidelines for successful base and mobile station installations are shown below.

    Mobile Antenna Installations
    Mobile antennas for the HF bands, with the possible exception of those designed for 28 MHz, display very high “Q”
    due to the fact that they must be physically shortened, then
    resonated using a loading coil. Additional system bandwidth
    may be realized using the Yaesu FC-30 Automatic Antenna
    Tuner, which will present a 50 Ω impedance to your transceiver on the 1.8 ~ 50 MHz bands so long as the SWR on
    the coaxial line connected to the FC-30 is below 3:1.
    On the VHF and UHF bands, coaxial line losses increase so
    rapidly in the presence of SWR that we recommend that all
    impedance matching to 50 Ω be performed at the antenna
    feedpoint.
    Yaesu’s Active-Tuned Antenna System (ATAS-100/-120)
    is a unique HF/VHF/UHF mobile antenna system, which
    provides automatic tuning when used with the FT-897D.
    See page 39 for full details on the ATAS-100/-120.
    For VHF/UHF weak-signal (CW/SSB) operation, remember that the antenna polarization standard for these modes is
    horizontal, not vertical, so you must use a loop or otherwise
    horizontally-polarized antenna so as to avoid cross-polarization loss of signal strength (which can be 20 dB or more!).
    On HF, signals propagated via the ionosphere develop mixed
    polarizations, so antenna selection may be made strictly on
    mechanical considerations; vertical antennas are almost always utilized on HF for this reason.

    Base Station Antenna Installations
    When installing a “balanced” antenna such as a Yagi or dipole, remember that the FT-897D is designed for use with
    an (unbalanced) coaxial feedline. Always use a balun or other
    balancing device so as to ensure proper antenna system performance.
    Use high-quality 50 Ω coaxial cable for the lead-in to your
    FT-897D transceiver. All efforts at providing an efficient
    antenna system will be wasted if poor quality, lossy coaxial
    cable is used. Losses in coaxial lines increase as the frequency increases, so a coaxial line with 0.5 dB of loss at 7
    MHz may have 6 dB of loss at 432 MHz (thereby consuming 75% of your transceiver’s power output!). As a general
    rule, smaller-diameter coaxial cables tend to have higher
    losses than larger-diameter cables, although the precise differences depend on the cable construction, materials, and
    the quality of the connectors used with the cable. See the
    cable manufacturers’ specifications for details.
    For reference, the chart below shows approximate loss figures for typically- available coaxial cables frequently used
    in HF installations.
    Loss in dB per 30 m (100 feet)
    for Selected 50-ohm Coaxial Cables
    Cable Type
    RG-58A
    RG-58 Form
    RG-8X
    RG-8A, RG-213
    RG-8 Form
    Belden 9913
    7/8” “Hardline”

    1.8 MHz
    0.55
    0.54
    0.39
    0.27
    0.22
    0.18
    <0.1

    Loss
    28 MHz
    2.60
    2.00
    1.85
    1.25
    0.88
    0.69
    0.25

    432 MHz
    >10
    8.0
    7.0
    5.9
    3.7
    2.9
    1.3

    Loss figures are approximate; consult cable manufacturer’s
    catalogs for complete specifications.

    Always locate antennas such that they can never come in
    contact with outdoor power lines in the event of a catastrophic
    support or power-pole structural failure. Ground your antennas’ support structure(s) adequately, so as to dissipate
    energy absorbed during a lightning strike. Install appropriate lightning arrestors in the antenna coaxial cables (and
    rotator cables, if rotary antennas are used).
    In the event of an approaching electrical storm, disconnect
    all antenna lead-in, rotator cables, and power cables completely from your station if the storm is not immediately
    in your area. Do not allow disconnected cables to touch the
    case of your FT-897D transceiver or accessories, as lightning can easily jump from the cable to the circuitry of your
    transceiver via the case, causing irreparable damage. If a
    lightning storm is in progress in your immediate area, do
    not attempt to disconnect the cables, as you could be killed
    instantly if lightning should strike your antenna structure or
    a nearby power line.
    If a vertical antenna is utilized, be certain that humans and/
    or pets and farm animals are kept away both from the radiating element (to prevent electrical shock and RF exposure
    danger) and the ground system (in the event of an electrical
    storm). The buried radials of a ground-mounted vertical
    antenna can carry lethal voltages outward from the center of
    the antenna in the event of a direct lightning strike.

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    INSTALLATION
    RF FIELD EXPOSURE

    ELECTROMAGNETIC COMPATIBILITY

    This transceiver is capable of power output in excess of 50
    Watts, so customers in the United States may be required to
    demonstrate compliance with Federal Communications
    Commission (FCC) regulations concerning maximum permissible exposure to radio frequency energy. Compliance is
    based on the actual power output used, feedline loss, antenna type and height, and other factors which can only be
    evaluated as a system.

    If this transceiver is used with, or in the vicinity of, a computer or computer-driven accessories, you may need to experiment with grounding and/or Radio Frequency Interference (RFI) suppression devices (such as ferrite cores) to
    minimize interference to your communications caused by
    energy from the computer. Computer-generated RFI is usually a result of inadequate shielding of the computer’s cabinet or I/O and peripheral connections. While computer equipment may “comply” with RF emission standards, this does
    not ensure that sensitive Amateur Radio receivers like the
    FT-897D will not experience interference from the device!

    Information regarding these regulations may be available
    from your Dealer, your local radio club, from the FCC directly (press releases and other information can be found on
    the FCC’s site on the World Wide Web at <http://
    www.fcc.gov>), or from the American Radio Relay League,
    Inc. (225 Main St., Newington CT 06111 or <http://
    www.arrl.org>).
    Although there is negligible radio frequency (RF) leakage
    from the FT-897D transceiver itself, its antenna system
    should be located as far away from humans and animals as
    practicable, so as to avoid the possibility of shock due to
    accidental contact with the antenna or excessive long-term
    exposure to RF energy. During mobile operation, do not
    transmit if someone is standing adjacent to your antenna,
    and use the lowest power possible.
    Never stand in front of an antenna (during testing or operation) when RF power is applied, especially in the case of
    430 MHz directional arrays. The 20 Watt power output supplied by the FT-897D, combined with the directivity of a
    beam antenna, can cause immediate heating of human or
    animal tissues, and may cause other undesirable medical
    effects.

    Be certain to use only shielded cables for TNC-to-Transceiver connections. You may need to install AC line filters
    on the power cord(s) of the suspected equipment, and
    decoupling ferrite toroidal chokes may be required on interconnecting patch/data cables. As a last resort, you can try
    installing additional shielding within the computer’s case,
    using appropriate conductive mesh or conductive shielding
    tape. Especially check “RF holes” where plastic is used for
    cabinet front panels.
    For further information, consult amateur radio reference
    guides and publications relating to RFI suppression techniques.

    HEAT AND VENTILATION
    To ensure long life of the components, be certain to provide
    adequate ventilation around the cabinet of the FT-897D.
    The cooling system of the transceiver must be free to draw
    cool air in from the side of the transceiver and expel warm
    air from the rear of the transceiver.
    Do not install the transceiver on top of another heat-generating device (such as a linear amplifier), and do not place
    equipment, books, or papers on top of the transceiver. Place
    the transceiver on a hard, flat, stable surface. Avoid heating
    vents and window locations that could expose the transceiver
    to excessive direct sunlight, especially in hot climates.

    Heat

    Water & Moisture

    Dust

    Ventilation

    Note
    Save the packing materials in case you need to transport the set (on an airplane, etc.) and/or return the set
    for service.

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    INSTALLATION
    LINEAR AMPLIFIER INTERFACING
    The FT-897D provides the switching and drive-control lines
    required for easy interfacing to most all commonly-available amplifiers sold today.

    Be sure to configure your amplifier so that it switches via a
    closure to ground, as provided by your FT-897D’s CAT/
    LINEAR jack (“TX GND” pin). Alternatively, many of these
    amplifiers use “RF Sensing” to control their relays; if yours
    is in this category, you may then use the T/R control line
    from the “TX GND” pin of the CAT/LINEAR jack for
    control of your HF linear amplifier, and RF sensing for your
    VHF or UHF amplifier.

    These include:
    ❒ The Antenna Jacks (“HF/50MHz” and “144/430MHz”);
    ❒ A T/R control line (open circuit on RX, closure to ground
    on TX); and
    ❒ A negative-going ALC jack (control voltage range: 0V
    to –4V DC).
    ❒ When interfacing to the VL-1000 Solid State 1 KW Linear Amplifier, the optional CT-58 Interface Cable provides for easy interconnection (requires that the Menu
    Mode No-020 [CAT/LIN/TUN] setting changes to “LINEAR”).

    The “TX GND” T/R control line is a transistor “open collector” circuit, capable of handling positive amplifier relay
    coil voltages of up to +50V DC and current of up to 400
    mA. If you plan on using multiple linear amplifiers for different bands, you must provide external band-switching of
    the “TX GND” relay control line from the CAT/LINEAR
    jack.

    The rear-panel CAT/LINEAR jack is an 8-pin, miniature
    DIN type, with the “TX GND” pin providing a closure to
    ground on transmit, for T/R control of your linear amplifier.
    The ACC jack is a miniature stereo type, with external ALC
    input capability on the tip connection. The main shaft is the
    ground return. The ring connection of the ACC jack, when
    closed to ground, places the FT-897D into the transmit mode,
    and sends a steady CW carrier, for amplifier (or antenna
    tuner) adjustment purposes.

    Important Note!
    Do not exceed the maximum voltage or current ratings
    for the “TX GND” line at the CAT/LINEAR jack. This
    line is not compatible with negative DC voltages, nor
    AC voltages of any magnitude.
    Most amplifier control relay systems require only low
    DC voltage/current switching capability (typically, +12V
    DC at 25 ~ 75 mA), and the switching transistor in the
    FT-897D will easily accommodate such amplifiers.

    Typical amplifier interface circuits are shown below.

    INPUT 1

    To 50 MHz Antenna
    ANT 3

    To HF Antenna
    ANT 2

    ANT 1

    To 144 / 430 MHz Antenna

    To HF Antenna

    Note that some amplifiers, particularly VHF or UHF “brick”
    amplifiers, offer two methods of T/R switching: application
    of +13V or a closure to ground.

    VL-1000

    ANT 1

    REMOTE

    PTT 1

    INPUT 1

    ON
    OFF

    PTT 2

    BAND DATA 1

    ANT 2

    INPUT 2

    ALC 1
    CONTROL

    ALC 2

    DC48V IN
    GND

    CONTROL

    GND

    ALC 1

    DC 48V IN

    CT-58 BAND DATA Cable

    BAND-DATA 1

    CAT/LINEAR

    BAND DATA 2

    CT-58 ALC Cable

    *The “CT-58” consists of two separate cables: the BAND DATA cable (Part # T9101500) and the ALC Cable (T9101501).

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    INSTALLATION
    CW KEY/KEYER CONNECTIONS
    All commonly-available keyer paddles should work perfectly
    with the built-in Electronic Keyer. The wiring configuration
    for the paddle is shown below.
    For straight-key operation, only the tip and shaft connections are used.
    DOT DASH
    DOT DASH
    COMMON

    RECEIVER ACCESSORIES
    (TAPE RECORDER ETC.)
    Connection of a tape recorder or other such receiver accessory is easily accomplished by using the DATA jack’s Data
    Out (1200 bps) terminal (Pin 5) and Ground (Pin 2). The
    audio output is fixed at 100 mV, with an impedance of 600
    Ω.

    KEY GND

    COMMON
    KEY

    GND

    DATA OUT
    1200bps

    GND

    DATA

    ADJUSTING THE FRONT BAIL
    Note: Even when using a straight key, you must use a threeconductor (“stereo”) plug. If a two-conductor plug
    is used, the key line will be constantly shorted to
    ground.

    The front bail of the transceiver allows the transceiver to be
    tilted upward for better viewing. Simply fold bail forward
    to raise the front of the transceiver, and fold bail back against
    the bottom case to lower the front of the FT-897D.

    When using an external electronic keyer, be absolutely certain that it is configured for “positive” keying, not “negative” or “grid block” keying. The “key-up” voltage of the
    FT-897D is +5V, and the “key-down” current is only about
    1 mA.
    For CW automated keying using a personal computer, with
    an external memory keyer providing for manual sending, it
    usually is possible to connect the keyed lines together via a
    “Y” connector. Check with the documentation accompanying your keyer and your contest/DX software for any cautions which need to be observed.

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    FRONT PANEL CONTROL & SWITCHES

    BATT-A

    BATT-B

    Liquid Crystal Display

    [F] Key

    The Liquid Crystal Display (LCD) provides indication
    of the operating frequency and other aspects of transceiver status.

    Press this key momentarily to enable the changing of the
    function of the Multi Function keys ([A], [B], and [C])
    by the MEM/VFO CH knob.
    Press and hold this key for one second to activate the
    “Menu” mode.

    FUNC Keys
    These three keys select many of the most important operating features of the transceiver. When you press the
    [F] key, then rotate the MEM/VFO CH knob, the current function of that key will appear above each of the
    [A], [B], and [C] keys (along the bottom of the LCD).
    You may scroll the display through 17 rows of functions
    available for use via the [A], [B], and [C] keys.
    The available features are shown in page 14.

    MIC Jack
    Connect the supplied MH-31A8J Hand Microphone to
    this jack.
    MIC GND
    +5 V
    UP
    DOWN

    MIC
    PTT
    GND
    FAST

    LOCK Key
    Pressing this key locks the front panel keys so as to prevent accidental frequency change. The LOCK key itself, though, will never be disabled.

    MAIN DIAL
    This is the main tuning dial for the transceiver. It is used
    both for frequency tuning as well as “Menu” setting in
    the transceiver.

    AF Knob
    The (inner) VOL knob adjusts the receiver audio volume level presented to the internal or external speaker.
    Clockwise rotation increases the volume level.

    SQL/RF Knob

    PHONES Jack
    This 1/4-inch, 3-contact jack accepts either monaural or
    stereo headphones with 2- or 3-contact plugs. When a
    plug is inserted, the loudspeaker is disabled. The audio
    level varies according to the setting of the front panel’s
    AF knob.

    POWER Switch
    Press and hold in the POWER switch for one second to
    turn to the transceiver on or off.
    While the transceiver is turned on, pressing this switch
    momentarily will engage the “Fast Tuning” mode, to allow more rapid frequency navigation (a small “running
    man” icon will be observed in the bottom right-hand
    corner of the LCD).

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    In the USA version, this (outer) SQL/RF knob adjusts
    the gain of the receiver’s RF and IF stages. Using Menu
    Mode No-080 [ SQL/RF GAIN] , this control may be
    changed to function as a Squelch control, which may be
    used to silence background noise when no signal is
    present. In the other versions, its default setting is set to
    “Squelch.”

    CLAR/IF SHIFT Key
    Pressing this key activates the Receiver Clarifier feature. When this feature is activated, the CLAR knob is
    used to set a tuning offset of up to ±9.99 kHz. The
    transmitter’s frequency is not affected by the setting of
    the Clarifier.
    Press and hold this key for one second to activate the IF
    Shift feature, which allows you to use the MEM/VFO
    CH knob to adjust the center frequency of the IF filter’s
    passband response.

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    FRONT PANEL CONTROL & SWITCHES
    CLAR Knob

    V/M Key

    This knob tunes the clarifier offset frequency up to ±9.99
    kHz, when the Receiver Clarifier feature is activated by
    pressing the CLAR/IF SHIFT key.

    Pressing this key switches frequency control between the
    VFO and Memory Systems.

    BAND(DWN)/BAND(UP) Key

    Pressing either of these keys momentarily will change
    the operating mode. The selections available are:
    … USB
    LSB
    CW
    CWR
    AM
    DIG
    PKT
    USB …

    Pressing either of these keys momentarily will cause the
    frequency to be moved up or down by one frequency
    band. The selections available are:
    …1.8 MHz
    3.5 MHz
    7.0 MHz
    10 MHz
    14 MHz
    15 MHz
    18 MHz
    24 MHz
    28
    MHz
    50 MHz
    88 MHz
    108 MHz
    144
    MHz
    430 MHz
    1.8 MHz …
    Recalling the 5 MHz band (U.S. model) requires different procedure. See page 23 for details.

    MEM/VFO CH Knob
    This detented rotary switch is used for VFO frequency
    tuning, memory selection, and function selection for the
    [A], [B], [C] keys of the transceiver.

    DSP Button
    Pressing this button momentarily provides instant access
    to Multi Function Row “p” (MFp), which contains the
    command key for the receiver’s Digital Signal Processing system. The available functions will appear as the
    functions displayed above the [A], [B], and [C] keys, as
    described previously.

    HOME Key
    Pressing this key momentarily recalls a favorite “Home”
    frequency memory.

    MODE( )/MODE( ) Key

    DSP Indicator
    This indicator glows green when the DSP feature is activated.

    TRANSMIT/BUSY Indicator
    This indicator glows green when the squelch opens, and
    turns red during transmit.

    CW-T Indicator
    This indicator is a visual tinning indicator for CW reception, which glows green in synchronization with a
    signal tuned to the center of the IF passband during CW
    reception.

    BATT-A, BATT-B Indicator
    These LEDs indicate the battery status for the optional
    FNB-78 Ni-MH battery pack while internal battery operation.
    The LED glows green when the battery pack is waiting
    (switch to off by the A-B switch on the top panel), and
    turns orange when the is the battery pack en the radio operate the corresponded battery pack by the A-B switch on
    the top panel. When the battery voltage is approaching the
    value which indicates depletion is near, the LED blinks
    orange, indicating it is time to replace the batteries.

    LCD Details
    CTCSS/DCS Status
    : CTCSS ENC Active (Split Tone “ON”)
    : CTCSS ENC Active (Split Tone “OFF”)
    : CTCSS ENC/DCS DEC Active (Split Tone “ON”)
    : CTCSS ENC/DEC (Tone Squelch) Active (Split Tone “ON”)
    : DCS ENC Active (Split Tone “ON”)
    : DCS ENC Active (Split Tone “OFF”)
    : DCS ENC/DEC Active (Split Tone “ON”)
    : DCS ENC/CTCSS DEC Active (Split Tone “ON”)
    : CTCSS ENC/DEC (Tone Squelch) Active (Split Tone “OFF”)
    : DCS ENC/DEC Active (Split Tone “OFF”)

    :
    :

    : Odd Split
    Minus Shift
    Plus Shift

    Operating Mode
    APO Active
    DCS Active
    : IPO Active
    : ATT Active
    : VOX Active
    : Priority Active
    : Dual Receive Active
    Battery Operation
    Supply Voltage

    VFO A/B or
    Memory CH Number

    : ATAS-100/-120 or FC-30 Active
    : HI SWR (more the “3.0”)
    : HI Temperature

    Transverter Mode
    Operating Frequency
    Meter Status
    :
    S meter
    : PO meter
    : Modulation Meter
    : SWR Meter
    : ALC Meter

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    : IF SHIFT Active
    : Clarifier Active

    Multi Function Key Status

    : Key Lock “ON”
    / : Fast Tuning Step

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    FRONT PANEL CONTROL & SWITCHES
    The [A], [B], and [C] keys select many of the most important operating features of the transceiver. When you press
    the [F] key, then rotate the MEM/VFO CH knob, the current function of that key will appear above each of the [A],
    [B], and [C] keys (along the bottom of the LCD). You may
    scroll the display through 17 rows of functions available for
    use via the [A], [B], and [C] keys.

    BATT-A

    BATT-B

    F

    [A]

    [ B]

    DIAL

    MEM/VFO CH

    [ C]

    Multi Function Row “a” (MFa) [A/B, A=B, SPL]
    [A] Key: A/B
    Press the [A](A/B) key to switch between VFO-A and VFO-B on the display.
    [B] Key: A=B
    Press the [B](A=B) key to copy the contents of Main VFO to be copied into the Sub VFO, so that the two VFO’s
    contents will be identical.
    [A]

    [ B]

    [ C]

    [C] Key: SPL
    Press the [C](SPL) key to activate Split frequency operation between VFO-A and VFO-B.

    Multi Function Row “b” (MFb) [MW, SKIP, TAG]
    [A] Key: MW
    Press and hold in the [A](MW) key for one second to transfer the contents of the VFO into a Memory register.
    [B] Key: SKIP
    Press the [B](SKIP) key to designate the current Memory channel to be “skipped” during scanning.
    [A]

    [ B]

    [ C]

    [C] Key: TAG
    Press the [C](TAG) key to select the display type (Frequency or Alpha-numeric Tag) during Memory operation.

    Multi Function Row “c” (MFc) [STO, RCL, PROC]
    [A] Key: STO
    Press the [A](STO) key to store the contents of the VFO into the QMB (Quick Memory Bank) register.
    [B] Key: RCL
    Press the [B](RCL) key to recall the QMB Memory.
    [A]

    [B]

    [ C]

    [C] Key: PROC
    Press the [C](PROC) key to activate the speech processor for SSB and AM transmission.
    Press and hold in the [C](PROC) key for one second to recall Menu Mode No-074 [PROC LEVEL] (for setting the
    compression level of the AF Speech Processor).

    Multi Function Row “d” (MFd) [RPT, REV, VOX]
    [A] Key: RPT
    Press the [A](RPT) key to select the direction of the uplink frequency shift (+, –, or simplex) during FM repeater
    operation.
    Press and hold in the [A](RPT) key for one second to recall Menu Mode No-076 [RPT SHIFT] (for setting the shift
    frequency offset).
    [A]

    [ B]

    [ C]

    [B] Key: REV
    Press the [B](REV) key to reverse the transmit and receive frequencies while working through a repeater.
    [C] Key: VOX
    Press the [C](VOX) key enable the VOX (voice-operated transmitter switching system) in the SSB, AM, and FM modes.
    Press and hold in the [C](VOX) key for one second to recall Menu Mode No-088 [VOX GAIN] (for setting the VOX gain
    level).

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    FRONT PANEL CONTROL & SWITCHES
    Multi Function Row “e” (MFe) [TON, -------, TDCH] ([ENC, DEC, TDCH])
    [A] Key: TON/ENC
    Press the [A](TON) key to activate CTCSS or DCS operation on FM.
    When the Split Tone feature is activated via Menu Mode No-079 [SPLIT TONE], this key function changes to “ENC” for
    activation of the CTCSS Encoder or DCS Encoder. Press the [A](ENC) key to activate the encoder.
    Press and hold in the [A](TON/ENC) key for one second to recall Menu Mode No-083 [TONE FREQ] (for selecting the
    CTCSS tone frequency).
    [A]

    [ B]

    [ C]

    [A]

    [ B]

    [ C]

    [B] Key: ------/DEC
    Normally, this key does nothing.
    When the Split Tone feature is activated via Menu Mode No-079 [SPLIT TONE], this key function changes to “DEC” to
    engage the DCS or CTCSS Decoder. Press the [B](DEC) key to activate the decoder.
    Press and hold in the [B](DEC) key for one second to recall Menu Mode No-033 [DCS CODE] (for selecting the DCS
    code).
    [C] Key: TDCH
    Press the [C](TDCH) key to initiate CTCSS Tone or DCS Search.

    Multi Function Row “f” (MFf) [ARTS, SRCH, PMS]
    [A] Key: ARTS
    Press the [A](ARTS) key to initiate the Auto-Range Transponder mode.
    Press and hold in the [A](ARTS) key for one second to recall Menu Mode No-008 [ARTS BEEP] (for selecting the ARTS
    “Beep” option).

    [A]

    [ B]

    [ C]

    [B] Key: SRCH
    Press the [B](SRCH) key to activate the Smart Search feature.
    Press the [B](SRCH) key to initiate Smart Search scanning.
    [C] Key: PMS
    Press the [C](PMS) key to activate the Programmable Memory Scan feature.

    Multi Function Row “g” (MFg) [SCN, PRI, DW]
    [A] Key: SCN
    Press the [A](SCN) key to initiate the Scanning (in the direction of higher frequencies).
    [B] Key: PRI
    Press the [B](PRI) key to activate the Priority Scan feature.
    [A]

    [ B]

    [ C]

    [C] Key: DW
    Press the [C](DW) key to activate the Dual Watch feature.

    Multi Function Row “h” (MFh) [SCOP, WID, STEP]
    [A] Key: SCOP
    Press the [A](SCOP) key to activate the Spectrum Scope Monitor feature.
    Press and hold in the [A](SCOP) key for one second to initiate the Spectrum Scope.

    [A]

    [ B]

    [C]

    [B] Key: WID
    Press the [B](WID) key to select the visible bandwidth for the Spectrum Scope Monitor.
    Press and hold in the [B](WID) key for one second to select the operating mode for the Spectrum Scope Monitor.
    [C] Key: STEP
    Press the [C](STEP) key to select the channel steps for Spectrum Scope Monitor.
    Press and hold in the [C](STEP) key for one second to activate the MAX HOLD feature, which will display and hold the
    peak signal strength level for each channel.

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    FRONT PANEL CONTROL & SWITCHES
    Multi Function Row “i” (MFi) [MTR, --------, DISP]
    [A] Key: MTR
    Pressing the [A](MTR) key repeatedly allows selection of the display function of the meter in the transmit mode.
    PWR ➠ ALC ➠ SWR ➠ MOD ➠ PWR ……
    The selected function will appear above the [B] key.
    Press and hold in the [A](MTR) key for one second to recall Menu Mode No-062 [MTR PEAK HOLD] (for setting the
    “Peak-Hold” function of the meter).
    [A]

    [B]

    [ C]

    [B] Key
    Pressing the [B] key repeatedly allows selection of the display function of the meter in the transmit mode.
    PWR ➠ MOD ➠ SWR ➠ ALC ➠ PWR ……
    [C] Key: DISP
    Press the [C](DISP) key to switch the display between the Large Character and Small Character modes.

    Multi Function Row “j” (MFj) [SPOT, BK, KYR]
    [A] Key: SPOT
    Press the [A](SPOT) key to activate the CW spotting heterodyne oscillator.

    [A]

    [B]

    [ C]

    [B] Key: BK
    Press the [B](BK) key to disable the CW “Semi” break-in operation.
    Press and hold in the [B](BK) key for one second to recall Menu Mode No-029 [CW SIDE TONE] (for setting the CW
    side tone volume level).
    [C] Key: KYR
    Press the [C](KYR) key to activate the built-in Electronic Keyer.
    Press and hold in the [C](KYR) key for one second to recall Menu Mode No-030 [CW SPEED] (for setting the Keyer
    speed).

    Multi Function Row “k” (MFk) [TUNE, DOWN, UP]
    [A] Key: TUNE
    Press the [A](TUNE) key to activate the optional FC-30 Automatic Antenna Tuner or ATAS-100/-120 Active-Tuning
    Antenna System.
    Press and hold in the [A](TUNE) key for one second to initiate tuner or antenna retuning.

    [A]

    [B]

    [ C]

    [B] Key: DOWN
    Press and hold in the [B](DOWN) key to lower the ATAS-100/-120 antenna manually.
    [C] Key: UP
    Press and hold in the [C](UP) key to raise the ATAS-100/-120 antenna manually.

    Multi Function Row “l” (MFl) [NB, AGC, --------]
    [A] Key: NB
    Press the [A](NB) key to activate the receiver’s IF Noise Blanker.
    Press and hold in the [A](NB) key for one second to recall Menu Mode No-63 [NB LEVEL] (for setting of the NB level).
    [B] Key: AGC
    Press the [B](AGC) key to disable the receiver’s AGC system. Normally, the AGC should be left On.
    [A]

    [ B]

    [C]

    [C] Key
    Press the [C] key to select the recovery time (Slow, Fast, or Auto) for the receiver’s AGC system.

    Multi Function Row “m” (MFm) [IPO, ATT, NAR]
    [A] Key: IPO
    Press the [A](IPO) key to bypass the receiver preamplifier, thereby activating Intercept Point Optimization for improved
    overload characteristics while operating on the HF and 50 MHz bands.
    The IPO feature does not function on 144/430 MHz.

    [A]

    [B]

    [ C]

    [B] Key: ATT
    Press the [B](ATT) key to engage the receiver front-end attenuator, which will reduce all signals and noise by approximately 10 dB.
    The ATT feature does not function on 144/430 MHz.
    [C] Key: NAR
    Press the [C](NAR) key to select the low-deviation mode required for HF FM operation on 29 MHz.

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    FRONT PANEL CONTROL & SWITCHES
    Multi Function Row “n” (MFn) [CFIL,--------,--------]
    [A] Key: CFIL
    Press the [A](CFIL) key to select the 2.4 kHz ceramic IF filter.
    [B] Key
    Press the [B] key to select the optional IF filter which is located on the “FIL-1” (Optional Filter 1) slot on the Main Unit.
    When an optional filter is not installed on the“FIL-1” slot, this key function is disabled, and its label is “N/A.”
    [A]

    [ B]

    [C]

    [C] Key
    Press the [C] key to select the optional IF filter which is located on the “FIL-2” (Optional Filter 2) slot on the Main Unit.
    When an optional filter is not installed on the“FIL-2” slot, this key function is disabled, and its label is “N/A.”

    Multi Function Row “o” (MFo) [PLY1, PLY2, PLY3]
    [A] Key: PLY1
    Press the [A](PLY1) key to send the CW message which is memorized in BEACON TEXT 1.
    [B] Key: PLY2
    Press the [B](PLY2) key to send the CW message which is memorized in Keyer BEACON TEXT 2.
    [C] Key: PLY3
    Press the [C](PLY3) key to send the CW message which is memorized in Keyer BEACON TEXT 3.

    Multi Function Row “p” (MFp) [DNR, DNF, DBF]
    [A] Key: DNR
    Press the [A](DNR) key to activate the DSP Noise Reduction system.
    Press and hold in the [A](DNR) key for one second recall Menu Mode No-049 [DSP NR LEVEL] (for setting the degree
    of DSP Noise Reduction).

    [A]

    [ B]

    [C]

    [B] Key: DNF
    Press the [B](DNF) key to activate the DSP’s Auto Notch Filter.
    [C] Key: DBF
    Press the [C](DBF) key to activate the DSP’s receiver Bandpass Filter.
    In the SSB, AM, FM, and AFSK modes, press and hold in the [C](DBF) key for one second to recall Menu Mode No047 [DSP LPF CUTOFF] (for adjusting the high-frequency cutoff of the DSP Bandpass Filter).
    In the CW mode, press and hold in the [C](DBF) key for one second to recall Menu Item No-045 [DSP BPF WIDTH]
    (for setting the CW bandwidth).

    Multi Function Row “q” (MFq) [MONI, QSPL, ATC]
    [A] Key: MONI
    Press the [A](MONI) key to disable the Noise Squelch.
    You may program the configuration of this key by the Menu Mode No-065 [PG A].

    [A]

    [ B]

    [C]

    [B] Key: QSPL
    Press the [B](QSPL) key to change the Sub VFO frequency (Main VFO frequency + 5 kHz) and automatically engage
    the “Split” feature.
    You may program the configuration of this key by the Menu Mode No-066 [PG B].
    [C] Key: ATC
    Press the [C](ATC) key to activate a 1750-Hz burst tone for 2 seconds when pressing the PTT switch while the channel
    is clear.
    You may program the configuration of this key by the Menu Mode No-067 [PG C].

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    REAR PANEL CONNECTORS

    INPUT Jack

    ACC Jack

    This is the DC power supply connection for the transceiver, used when operating the transceiver with an external power supply. Use the supplied DC cable to connect this jack to the car battery or DC power supply,
    which must be capable of supplying at least 22A @ 13.8
    VDC. For base station operation, the optional FP-30
    External AC power supply may be attached to the bottom of the transceiver and connect the output pigtail of
    the FP-30 to this jack.

    This 3.5-mm 3-pin jack accepts external ALC (Automatic
    Level Control) voltage from a linear amplifier on the tip
    connection, and accepts a “Transmit Request” command
    on the ring connection. The main shaft is the ground return.
    The “TX Request” connection, when shorted to ground,
    puts the FT-897D into the transmit mode, and sends out
    a steady CW carrier, for linear amplifier or manual antenna tuner adjustment.

    GND Terminal
    For best performance and safety, this Ground lug may
    be connected to a good earth ground using a short, heavy,
    braided cable.

    EXT ALC

    GND
    TX REQ

    CAT/LINEAR Jack

    KEY Jack

    This 8-pin mini-DIN jack is used for connection to the
    FC-30 External Automatic Antenna Tuner or ATAS-100/
    -120 Active-Tuning Antenna System. It is also used for
    interfacing to a personal computer for control of the transceiver using the CAT system, and for interconnection
    to the VL-1000 Linear Amplifier.

    This 3.5-mm, 3-pin jack is used for connection to a CW
    keyer paddle or a straight key.

    BAND D

    RESET
    BAND C

    TX INH
    RX D

    TX INH

    TX D

    This 3.5-mm, 2-pin jack provides variable audio output
    for an external speaker. The audio output impedance at
    this jack is 4 Ω ~ 16 Ω and the level varies according to
    the setting of the front panel’s AF control.

    BAND C

    BAND B

    GND

    EXT SPKR Jack

    GND

    BAND A
    TX GND

    +13.8V

    TX GND

    +13.8V

    LINEAR

    CAT/TUNER

    SIGNAL

    GND

    144/430 MHz Antenna Jack

    DATA Jack
    This 6-pin, mini-DIN jack accepts AFSK input from a
    Terminal Node Controller (TNC); it also provides fixedlevel Receiver Audio Output, Push-To-Talk (PTT),
    Squelch Status, and ground lines.
    DATA OUT
    1200bps

    SQL
    DATA OUT
    9600bps

    Connect your 144 and/or 430 MHz antenna’s 50 Ω coaxial cable to this M-type (“SO-239”) connector.

    HF/50 MHz Antenna Jack
    Connect your HF and/or 50 MHz antenna’s 50 Ω coaxial cable to this M-type (“SO-239”) connector.

    PTT
    DATA IN

    GND

    DATA

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    TOP & BOTTOM PANEL CONNECTORS
    Top Panel Switch

    A-B Switch
    Selects the battery pack to be used, when you have installed two optional FNB-78 Ni-MH battery packs into
    the FT-897D.

    Bottom Panel Connector

    METER Jack
    This 3.5-mm 2-pin jack is used for connection to an analog meter (not produced by Vertex Standard).
    Please refer to the MENU No-060 and No-061.

    SIGNAL

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    OPERATION
    Hi! I’m R.F. Radio, and I’m here to guide you
    through the fine points of the setup and use of
    your new FT-897D. I know you’re anxious to
    get on the air, but I encourage you to read the “Operation” section of this manual as thoroughly as possible, so
    you’ll get the most out of this fantastic new rig. Now. .
    .let’s get operating!

    TURNING THE TRANSCEIVER ON AND OFF
    ❒ To turn the transceiver on, press and hold in the POWER
    switch for one second.
    ❒ To turn the transceiver off, again press and hold in the
    POWER switch for one second.

    OPERATING BAND SELECTION
    This transceiver covers an incredibly wide frequency range,
    over which a number of different operating modes are used.
    Therefore, this transceiver’s frequency coverage has been
    divided into different operating bands, each of with has its
    own pre-set frequency steps and operating modes. You can
    change the channel steps and operating mode once you get
    started, of course, per the next section.
    To change the frequency band, press either the
    BAND(DWN) or BAND(UP) key to move to the next lower
    or higher operating band, respectively.

    BAT T-A

    BAT T-A

    BAT T-B

    BAT T-B

    POWER

    BAND

    When you are operating the FT-897D with the
    optional FP-30 External power supply, always
    turn on the MAIN switch on the FP-30 before
    turning on the POWER switch on the FT-897D. When shutting down, please turn off the POWER switch on the FT897D before turning off the MAIN switch on the FP-30.

    LCD Contrast

    10 MHz

    7 MHz

    14 MHz

    5 MHz

    15 MHz

    3.5 MHz

    18 MHz

    BAND

    UP

    1.8 MHz

    21 MHz

    430 MHz

    If you experience difficulty in reading the main display,
    try adjusting the LCD’s contrast, using the Menu mode.
    1. Press and hold in the [F] button for one second to
    activate the Menu mode.
    2. Rotate the MEM/VFO CH knob to select Menu
    Mode No-042 [DISP CONTRAST].
    3. Rotate the DIAL knob to adjust the contrast. As you
    make the adjustment, you will be able to see the effects of you changes.
    4. When you have completed the adjustment, press and
    hold in the [F] button for one second to exit the Menu
    mode.

    24.5 MHz
    144 MHz

    28 MHz
    108 MHz

    88 MHz

    50 MHz

    1) Recalling the 5 MHz band (U.S. model) requires different procedure. See page 23 for details.
    2)VFOa and VFOb are independent VFOs, so they may
    be set to different bands. See the “Stacked VFO System”
    discussion on page 22 for details.

    Menu Quick Start
    Many aspects of this transceiver’s configuration may be customized using the convenient “Menu” system, which allow you
    to configure many “set and forget” settings just the way you want to. A full discussion of the Menu system begins on page
    54; for now, here is a brief discussion on how to change Menu settings:
    1. Press and hold in the [F] key for one second to enter
    the Menu mode.
    2. Rotate the MEM/VFO CH knob to recall the Menu
    Item to be changed (for example, Menu Mode No-001
    [EXT MENU], which Enables or Disables the “Extended
    Menu” Mode).
    3. Rotate the DIAL knob to set this feature (in this example, the default setting is “OFF (Disabled),” so rotate the DIAL knob to set this feature to “ON” (Enabled).
    4. Press and hold in the [F] key for one second to save
    the new setting and exit to normal operation.

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    BAT T-A

    BAT T-B

    F

    DIAL

    MEM/VFO CH

    If you have momentarily pressed the [F] key
    to enable the changing of the function of the
    Multi Function keys ( [A], [B], and [C] ) by
    the MEM/VFO CH knob.

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    OPERATION
    MODE SELECTION

    ADJUSTING THE RF GAIN AND SQUELCH

    Press either the MODE( ) or MODE( ) key to move
    among the eight settings for the operating modes, respectively.

    The SQL/RF Gain control is configured differently, depending on the country to which the FT-897D has been exported.
    In the U.S. version, the default function of this control is
    “RF Gain.” The configuration of the SQL/RF Gain control
    is set via Menu Mode No-080 [SQL/RF GAIN]; see page 62
    for details.

    BAT T-A

    BAT T-B

    BAT T-A

    BAT T-B

    MODE
    LSB

    USB

    CW

    MODE

    CWR

    SQL/RF
    PKT

    DIG

    FM

    AM

    where “CWR” is “CW-Reverse,” using the opposite sideband from the “default” BFO injection sideband (in most
    cases, the default injection sideband is on the “USB” side);
    “DIG” is an AFSK-based Digital mode, set up per Menu
    Mode No-038 [DIG MODE]; and “PKT” represents either
    1200 or 9600 bps FM packet.
    You can set VFOa and VFOb to different modes
    in the same band, allowing you to have a
    “Phone” VFO and a “CW” VFO, for example.

    ADJUSTING THE AUDIO VOLUME LEVEL
    Rotate the AF knob to set a comfortable listening level.

    BAT T-A

    BAT T-B

    AF
    When operating in the “DIG” or “PKT” modes, you may
    set the AF knob to any comfortable setting, or even all the
    way off, because the output from the DATA jack is a fixedlevel audio signal.

    If your transceiver is configured for “RF Gain” use, rotating
    this control fully clockwise in the SSB/CW/Digital modes
    will provide best sensitivity. To reduce the receiver’s RF
    Gain somewhat, rotate this control counter-clockwise
    slightly. You will observe an increasing number of bars on
    the S-meter as you rotate the RF Gain control counter-clockwise; this indicates increasing AGC voltage, which is causing the front-end gain to be reduced. In the FM and Packet
    modes, this control will automatically be set to “Squelch,”
    even though the setting of Menu Mode No-080 [SQL/RF
    GAIN] is “RF Gain.” But if you set it this way, the SQL/RF
    control has no effect on FM.
    More accurately, this should say:
    In the FM and Packet modes, with “RF Gain” selected, the
    FT-897D goes into an “Auto Squelch” mode, with the
    Squelch level being preset at the factory.
    If this control is configured for “SQL” operation, the FT897D’s RF Gain will be set for maximum sensitivity in all
    modes, and the SQL/RF Gain control will function solely
    as a Squelch control. In this case, rotate the SQL/RF Gain
    control to the point where the background noise is just silenced; this will provide the best sensitivity to weak signals,
    while keeping the receiver quiet when no signal is received.
    The LED just above the Main Dial will glow Green when
    the squelch is opened by an incoming signal or noise.
    Battery consumption is significantly reduced if
    the receiver is squelched, as the audio amplifier stage is shut off when the receiver is muted.

    Start with the AF knob set fully counter-clockwise, especially when using FM (the background noise on FM can be surprisingly loud)!

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    OPERATION
    SETTING THE OPERATING FREQUENCY

    STACKED VFO SYSTEM

    1. In the “SSB/CW/DIG” modes, rotate the DIAL knob to
    set the frequency. Clockwise rotation of the DIAL increases the operating frequency.
    2. In the “AM/FM/PKT” modes, rotate the MEM/VFO
    CH knob to set the frequency. Clockwise rotation of the
    MEM/VFO CH increases the operating frequency.
    3. You may also use the MEM/VFO CH knob to adjust the
    operating frequency in the “SSB/CW/DIG” modes. The
    MEM/VFO CH knob provides faster tuning, ideal for
    making quick changes in frequency when you want to
    move across the band in a hurry. You can then use the
    DIAL knob to make fine frequency adjustments.

    Press the [F] key momentarily, then rotate the MEM/VFO
    CH knob, as needed, until Multi Function Row “a” [A/B,
    A=B, SPL] appears on the display.
    MODE

    MEM/VFO CH
    DWN
    UP

    B AT T- B

    BAND

    UP
    AF

    F
    MIC

    SQL
    /RF

    CLAR

    PHONE

    LOCK

    A

    F

    MEM/VFO CH

    Now press the [A](A/B) key to toggle between the “A” and
    “B” VFOs. There are two such VFOs provided on each
    Amateur band, so you may set VFO-A to the CW sub-band,
    and VFO-B to the SSB sub-band, if you like. The operating
    mode will be preserved, along with the frequency information, on each VFO.

    BAT T-A

    BAT T-B

    DIAL

    MEM/VFO CH

    The synthesizer steps for the MEM/VFO CH knob may be
    adjusted independently by mode. Use Menu Mode No-006
    [AM STEP] for AM, No-052 [FM STEP] for FM, and No082 [SSB STEP] for SSB/CW/Digital. See pages 56, 59,
    and 62 for details.
    If you press the MEM/VFO CH knob momentarily, then
    rotate the MEM/VFO CH knob, you can now change the
    operating frequency in 1 MHz steps, allowing very quick
    frequency excursions. This can be particularly helpful on
    the VHF and UHF bands.
    In step 2 above, it was mentioned that tuning in the “AM/
    FM/PKT” modes is accomplished using the MEM/VFO CH
    knob. By default, the DIAL is disabled in these modes; if
    you wish to enable the DIAL in these modes, use Menu Mode
    No-004 [AM&FM DIAL]; see page 56.
    The main DIAL synthesizer’s tuning rate (the
    number of steps per rotation of the DIAL) can
    be adjusted using Menu Mode No-035 [DIAL
    ]
    STEP . See page 58 for details.

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    DSP

    V/M

    DSP

    B AT T- A

    When changing bands on either the “A” or “B”
    VFO, the two VFOs do not change bands together. This facilitates split-band operation,
    such as on FM satellites.

    CHANGING THE DIAL SPEED
    By default, the FT-897D begins operation in the “fine tuning” mode for the main tuning dial. However, a faster tuning
    rate may be selected, for quick navigation up and down the
    band.

    BAT T-A

    BAT T-B

    POWER
    To engage the “Fast Tuning” mode, just press the POWER
    switch momentarily while the transceiver is on. You will
    observe a small “ ” icon in the bottom right-hand corner of
    the LCD, and as you rotate the main tuning dial you will
    notice that the tuning rate has increased significantly. Press
    the POWER switch momentarily once more to return to the
    “Slow Tuning” mode (the small “ ” will disappear).

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    OPERATION
    OPERATION ON 5 MHZ BAND
    (U.S. VERSION ONLY)
    The FT-897D includes the capability for transmission and
    reception on the five spot frequencies assigned to the Amateur Service in the United States. To operate on the 5 MHz
    band:
    1. Press the V/M key once to enter the “Memory” mode (a
    memory channel number “M-nnn” will appear on the
    display in the space previously occupied by “VFOa” or
    “VFOb”).
    2. Memory channels “M-601” through “M-605” are preprogrammed, at the factory, with CH No. FREQUENCY
    M - 601 5.332 MHz
    the permitted frequencies in the
    M - 602 5.348 MHz
    5 MHz band, and the USB mode
    M - 603 5.368 MHz
    is automatically selected on
    M - 604 5.373 MHz
    M - 605 5.405 MHz
    these channels.
    If you have partitioned your memory channels into
    Memory Groups via Menu Mode No-055 [ MEM
    GROUP], the memory channel numbers for 60-meter
    operation will be displayed as “Ml - 001” ~ “Ml - 005.”
    See page 45 for details regarding Memory Group operation, and page 60 for details regarding Menu Mode No055 [MEM GROUP].
    3. To exit from 60-meter operatin and return to the VFO
    mode, just press the V/M key (the memory channel number will be replaced by “VFOa” or “VFOb”).
    The frequencies and operating mode for 5 MHz
    band operation are both fixed, and may not be
    changed.

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    RECEIVER ACCESSORIES
    LOCKING FRONT PANEL CONTROLS

    CLARIFIER (RECEIVER INCREMENTAL TUNING)

    The front panel LOCK button allows you to disable the DIAL
    and/or the front panel controls.

    The Clarifier (RIT) allows you to set an offset of up to ±9.99
    kHz of the receive frequency relative to your transmit frequency. To achieve a wider offset than this, you may use the
    “Split” operating mode, described later.

    DSP

    V/M

    MODE

    DSP

    BATT- A

    MEM/VFO CH
    DWN

    UP

    BATT- B

    BAND

    AF

    F

    SQL
    /RF

    DSP

    V/M

    UP
    DSP

    B AT T- A

    CLAR

    MODE

    MEM/VFO CH
    DWN

    UP

    B AT T- B

    MIC

    PHONE

    BAND

    UP

    LOCK
    AF

    F
    MIC

    LOCK
    In the transceiver’s default configuration, pressing the LOCK
    button disables just the DIAL, while the other keys and
    switches are unaffected.
    To lock out the remainder of the controls and the MEM/
    VFO CH knob, use Menu Mode No-054 [LOCK MODE];
    1. Press and hold in the [F] key for one second to enter the
    Menu mode.
    2. Rotate the MEM/VFO CH knob so as to recall No-054
    [LOCK MODE].
    3. Rotate the DIAL to select the desired configuration:
    DIAL: Locks DIAL knob only.
    FREQ: Locks front panel keys and knobs related to frequency control (such as BAND(DWN) and
    BAND(UP) key, [A](A/B) key., etc.)
    PANEL: Locks all front panel keys and knobs (except
    POWER and LOCK keys)
    ALL:
    Locks all front panel keys and knobs (except
    POWER and LOCK keys) and microphone
    keys.
    4. When you have made your selection, Press and hold in
    the [F] key for one second to save the new setting and
    exit to normal operation.
    When the controls are locked out, press the LOCK button
    once more to release them to normal operation.

    SQL
    /RF

    CLAR

    PHONE

    LOCK

    CLAR/IF SHIFT CLAR
    1. Press the CLAR/IF SHIFT button momentarily to activate the Clarifier function.
    2. Turn the CLAR knob, which allows the receiver frequency to be varied over a range of ±9.99 kHz.
    3. When the receiving frequency is
    higher than transmit frequency, the
    “ (within 1 kHz)” or “ (exceed 1
    kHz)” icon will appear at the right
    of the frequency display. Similarly,
    when the receiving frequency is
    lower than transmit frequency, the
    “ (within 1 kHz)” or “ (exceed 1 [TX<RX (within 1 kHz)]
    kHz)” icon will appear at the right
    of the frequency display. When the
    receiving frequency is equal to trans[TX=RX (Simplex)]
    mit frequency (Clarifier offset is
    zero) while the Clarifier is activated,
    the “–” icon will appear at the right
    of the frequency display.
    4. To turn the Clarifier off, again press [TX>RX (within 1 kHz)]
    the CLAR/IF SHIFT button momentarily. When you turn the Clarifier back on, the offset previously
    [TX>RX (exceed 1 kHz)]
    stored will still be applied.
    5. To reset the Clarifier offset to zero, turn the Clarifier off,
    then turn the DIAL by any amount. The Clarifier will
    reset to zero after the first “step” of the DIAL.
    1) If you leave the Clarifier on, moving the DIAL
    will not cause the offset to be cancelled.
    2) You may change the knob that controls the
    Clarifier offset from the DIAL to the MEM/VFO
    CH knob via Menu Mode No-021 [CLAR DIAL SEL].

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    RECEIVER ACCESSORIES
    IF SHIFT

    AGC (AUTOMATIC GAIN CONTROL)

    The receiver’s IF SHIFT feature is an effective interferencereduction tool, which allows you to shift the passband response higher or lower without changing the pitch of the
    incoming signal.

    The receiver recovery time constant of the AGC system may
    be modified to match your operating needs.
    DSP

    V/M

    MODE

    DSP

    B AT T- A

    MEM/VFO CH
    DWN

    UP

    B AT T- B

    DSP

    V/M

    MODE

    DSP

    BATT- A

    BAND

    UP

    MEM/VFO CH
    DWN

    UP

    BAND

    MIC

    UP
    AF

    F
    MIC

    AF

    F

    BATT- B

    SQL
    /RF

    SQL
    /RF

    CLAR

    PHONE

    LOCK

    CLAR

    PHONE

    LOCK

    CLAR/IF SHIFT CLAR
    1. Press and hold in the CLAR/IF SHIFT button for one
    second to activate the IF SHIFT feature. An icon, such
    as “ ”, “ (slightly shifted to the upper side),” “ (more
    shifted to the upper side),” “ (slightly shifted to the
    lower side),” or “ (more shifted to the lower side)”
    icon will appear at the right of the frequency display to
    indicate the IF SHIFT’s current position.
    2. Rotate the CLAR knob, as needed, to reduce or eliminate the interference.
    3. To turn the IF SHIFT feature off, again press and hold in
    the CLAR/IF SHIFT button for one second. The last
    setting of the IF SHIFT control will be retained until you
    change it again.

    B C F

    MEM/VFO CH

    1. Press the [F] key momentarily, then rotate the MEM/
    VFO CH knob, as needed, until Multi Function Row “l”
    [NB, AGC, AUTO] appears on the display.
    2. Press the [C] key to toggle the AGC recovery time constant among the following selections:
    AUTO ➠ FAST ➠ SLOW ➠ AUTO ➠
    where “AUTO” represents “FAST” on CW and DIG
    (AFSK), and “SLOW” on the voice modes.
    If you disable the AGC by pressing the [B](AGC)
    key (to make the parentheses disappear), the Smeter (which monitors AGC voltage) will cease
    to function. Depending on the setting of the RF Gain control, incoming signals will probably be distorted if the AGC
    is turned off.

    If you wish to make a more permanent shift in the receiver’s
    IF passband, use Menu Mode No-015 [CAR LSB R] (for
    LSB mode) or No-017 [CAR USB R] (for USB mode). This
    allows you to set up a higher or lower listening pitch, if you
    prefer such as compared to the default passband response.
    See page 57.

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    RECEIVER ACCESSORIES
    NOISE BLANKER

    ATT (FRONT END ATTENUATOR)

    The IF Noise Blanker may be useful in reducing or eliminating some types of impulse noise, especially noise generated by automotive ignition systems.

    The Attenuator will reduce all signals (and noise) by 10 dB,
    and it may be used to make reception more pleasant under
    extremely noisy conditions. This feature is not available on
    the 144 MHz and 430 MHz bands.

    1. Press the [F] key momentarily, then rotate the MEM/
    VFO CH knob, as needed, until Multi Function Row “l”
    [NB, AGC, OFF] appears on the display.
    2. Press the [A](NB) key to activate the Noise Blanker. Parentheses will appear on both sides of the “NB” selection, indicating that the Noise Blanker is now on.
    3. To adjust the blanking level, press and hold in the
    [A](NB) key for one second. This instantly activates
    Menu Mode No-063 [NB LEVEL], which allows adjustment of Noise Blanking Level. Rotate the DIAL knob to
    set a higher or lower blanking level (on a scale of 0 to
    100). When done, press and hold in the [F] key for one
    second to save the new setting and return to normal operation.
    4. Press the [A](NB) key again to turn the Noise Blanker
    off.

    IPO (INTERCEPT POINT OPTIMIZATION)
    The IPO feature bypasses the receiver RF preamplifier,
    thereby eliminating the preamp’s gain. This feature is not
    available on the 144 MHz and 430 MHz bands.
    1. Press the [F] key momentarily, then rotate the MEM/
    VFO CH knob, as needed, until Multi Function Row
    “m” [IPO, ATT, NAR] appears on the display.
    2. Press the [A](IPO) key to bypass the receiver input preamplifier. Parentheses will appear on both sides of the “IPO”
    selection, and the “ ” icon will appear on the display.
    indicating that the preamp is now disengaged from the
    receiver circuit.
    3. Press the [A](IPO) key once more to re-activate the
    preamp.
    On the bands below 14 MHz, the input preamplifier is rarely necessary, and activation of the
    IPO feature will provide substantial protection
    against intermodulation and other problems associated
    with strong signal input to the receiver. Rule of thumb: so
    long as the S-meter is moving on background noise, additional front-end gain is not necessary.

    1. Press the [F] key momentarily, then rotate the MEM/
    VFO CH knob, as needed, until Multi Function Row
    “m” [IPO, ATT, NAR] appears on the display.
    2. Press the [B](ATT) key to activate the Attenuator. Parentheses will appear on both sides of the “ATT” selection, and the “ ” icon will appear on the display.
    3. Press the [B](ATT) key once more to switch the Attenuator out of the receiver front end circuit. Signals will
    again be received at a level 10 dB louder than was the
    case when the Attenuator was engaged.

    DSP BANDPASS FILTER
    In the SSB mode, the receiver’s selectivity may be enhanced
    via the DSP Bandpass Filter.
    1. Press the [DSP] key momentarily. This instantly activates Multi Function Row “p” [DNR, DNF, DBF].
    2. Press the [C](DBF) key to activate the DSP Bandpass
    Filter. Parentheses will appear on both sides of the “DBF”
    selection, and the “DSP” will appear at the center top
    on the display. You will notice a decrease in both background noise and interference, if any is present.
    3. The bandwidth of the DSP filter may be modified, to
    customize the bandwidth to your operating needs. To
    adjust the Low-Cut and High-Cut characteristics of the
    DSP Bandpass Filter:
    • Press and hold in the [C](DBF) key for one second.
    This instantly activates Menu Mode No-047 [DSP
    LPF CUTOFF], which allows adjustment of the HighCut (Low-Pass) filter.
    • Turn the DIAL, as desired, to adjust the high-frequency cutoff of the DSP Bandpass Filter.
    • Now rotate the MEM/VFO CH knob one click
    counter-clockwise to select Menu Mode No-047
    [DSP HPF CUTOFF], which allows adjustment of the
    Low-Cut (High-Pass) filter.
    • Turn the DIAL, as desired, to adjust the low-frequency
    cutoff of the DSP Bandpass Filter.
    • When done, press and hold the [F] key for one second to save the new setting(s) and return to normal
    operation.
    4. Press the [C](DBF) key once more to disable the DSP
    Bandpass Filter.

    HPF
    100 Hz~1000 Hz

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    LPF
    1000 Hz~6000 Hz

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    RECEIVER ACCESSORIES
    DSP CW PEAKING FILTER

    DSP NOISE REDUCTION (NR)

    In the CW mode, pressing the [C](DBF) key in Multi Function Row “p” [DNR, DNF, DBF] activates a narrow-bandwidth peaking filter, which may be ideal for use under very
    crowded conditions. The DSP CW Peaking Filter also is
    especially helpful under VHF/UHF weak-signal situations.

    The Noise Reduction feature of the DSP system may be used
    to enhance signal-to-noise ratio on weak signals.

    The center frequency of the DSP CW Peaking Filter is automatically aligned to be centered on the response you have
    selected via the Menu Mode in item No-027 [CW PITCH].
    See page 57 for details.
    To change the bandwidth of the DSP CW Peaking Filter:
    1. Press and hold in the [C](DBF) key for one second on
    the CW mode. This instantly activates Menu Mode No045 [DSP BPF WIDTH], which allows selection of the
    bandwidth of the DSP CW Peaking Filter.
    2. Rotate the DIAL to select the desired bandwidth. The
    available values are 60 Hz, 120 Hz, and 240 Hz (default
    value: 240 Hz).
    3. When you have made your selection, press and hold in
    the [F] key for one second to save the new setting and
    return to normal operation.

    60 Hz
    120 Hz
    240 Hz

    1. Press the [DSP] key momentarily. This instantly activates Multi Function Row “p” [DNR, DNF, DBF].
    2. Press the [A](DNR) key to activate the DSP Noise Reduction feature. “Parentheses” will appear on the both
    sides of the “DNR” indication, and the “DSP” will appear at the center top on the display.
    3. Now press and hold in the [A](DNR) key for one second. This instantly activates Menu Mode No-049 [DSP
    NR LEVEL], which allows adjustment of the DSP Noise
    Reduction level.
    4. Rotate the DIAL to find the point where best signal-tonoise ratio is obtained under the current noise conditions.
    5. Press and hold in the [F] key for one second to save the
    new setting and exit to normal operation.
    6. To turn off the DSP Noise Reduction feature, press the
    [A](DNR) key again.
    If noise is present at a level which causes indication on the S-meter, the performance of the
    Noise Reduction filter may be enhanced by rotating the SQL/RF (RF Gain) control in a counter-clockwise direction so as to set the (fixed) S-meter reading at
    the same level as the noise peaks. This adjustment raises
    the AGC threshold of the receiver.

    DSP NOTCH FILTER
    The DSP system’s Notch Filter may be helpful in removing
    one or more offending carrier or heterodyne signals from
    the audio passband.
    1. Press the [DSP] key momentarily. This instantly activates Multi Function Row “p” [DNR, DNF, DBF].
    2. Press the [B](DNF) key to activate the Notch Filter. “Parentheses” will appear on the both sides of the “DNF”
    indication, and the “DSP” will appear at the center top
    on the display. You will notice that the audio level of the
    carrier signal is now being reduced.
    3. Press the [B](DNF) key once more to turn the Notch
    Filter off.
    Do not activate this filter in the CW mode, as
    incoming CW signals will be notched out of the
    audio passband!

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    RECEIVER ACCESSORIES
    AM/FM TUNING DIAL OPERATION

    AUTOMATIC POWER-OFF FEATURE

    In the AM and FM modes, the DIAL knob is locked out (via
    the setting of Menu Mode No-004 [AM&FM DIAL]) so as
    to allow “channelized” tuning on these modes. To adjust the
    operating frequency, simply rotate the MEM/VFO CH knob.

    The APO feature helps conserve battery life by automatically turning the transceiver off after a user-defined period
    of time within which there has been no dial or key activity.
    The available selections for the time before power-off are 1
    ~ 6 hours, as well as “APO Off.” The default condition for
    the APO is OFF, and here is the procedure for activating it:

    If you wish to enable the DIAL for tuning in the AM and FM
    modes, change the setting of Menu Mode No-004 [AM&FM
    DIAL]. See page 56 for details.
    The “channelized” mode of tuning on AM and
    FM automatically rounds off the frequency to
    the next “logical” step when you rotate the
    MEM/VFO CH knob one “click” in either direction. This
    eliminates the inconvenience of having to preset the frequency to an “even” channel.

    1. Press and hold the [F] key for one second to enter the
    Menu mode.
    2. Rotate the MEM/VFO CH knob to recall Menu Mode
    No-007 [APO TIME].
    3. Rotate the DIAL knob to select the desired time period
    after which the radio will automatically shut down.
    4. Press and hold in the [F] key for one second to save the
    new setting and exit to normal operation.
    Once you have programmed a time interval, the APO countdown timer will start whenever some front panel action (tuning, transmission, etc.) is completed.
    When the APO is activated, the “ ” icon will appear at the
    center top on the LCD. If there is no action by you within
    the time interval programmed, the microprocessor will shut
    down the radio automatically.
    Just press and hold in the POWER switch for one second to
    turn the transceiver back on after an APO shutdown, as usual.
    The APO feature will be disabled while using
    the Beacon or ARTS features, even if the APO
    feature is set to “ON.”

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    TRANSMITTER OPERATION
    SSB/AM TRANSMISSION
    Basic Setup/Operation

    VOX Operation

    1. Press the MODE( ) or MODE( ) key so as to select
    either SSB (LSB/USB) or the AM mode. In the SSB
    mode, if you are operating on the 7 MHz or lower bands,
    select the LSB mode. If you are operating on the 14 MHz
    or higher bands, select the USB mode.
    2. Press the [F] key momentarily,
    then rotate the MEM/VFO CH
    knob, as needed, until Multi
    Function Row “i” [MTR, PWR,
    DISP] appears on the display.
    3. Now press the [A](MTR) or [B] key to select the “ALC”
    meter function (“ALC” will appear above the [B] key).
    You may need to press the [A] or [B] key multiple times,
    as you will be toggling through several selections.
    4. Press the microphone’s PTT switch, and speak into the
    microphone in a normal voice level while watching the
    meter. The ideal audio input level to the transmitter from
    the microphone will cause a few “segments” of indication on the ALC meter. Release the PTT switch to return
    to receive mode.
    5. If the ALC meter is too high, or too low, you may need
    to reset the Microphone Gain:
    • Press and hold in the [F] key for one second to enter
    the Menu mode.
    • Rotate the MEM/VFO CH knob to recall Menu Mode
    No-081 [SSB MIC GAIN] (on SSB) or No-005 [AM
    MIC GAIN] (on AM).
    • Close the PTT switch, and while speaking into the
    microphone rotate the DIAL until the proper ALC
    indication is achieved on voice peaks.
    • When done, press and hold in the [F] key for one
    second to save the new setting for the Microphone
    Gain.

    The VOX system provides automatic transmit/receive
    switching based on voice input to the microphone. With the
    VOX system enabled, you do not need to press the PTT
    switch in order to transmit.
    1. Press the [F] key momentarily,
    then rotate the MEM/VFO CH
    knob, as needed, until Multi
    Function Row “d” [RPT, REV,
    VOX] appears on the display.
    2. Press the [C](VOX) key to activate the VOX circuitry.
    “Parentheses” will appear on the both sides of the “VOX”
    indication, and the “ ” icon will appear on the display.
    3. Without pressing the PTT switch, speak into the microphone in a normal voice level. When you start speaking,
    the transmitter should be activated automatically. When
    you finish speaking, the transceiver should return to the
    receive mode (after a short delay).
    4. To cancel VOX and return to PTT operation, again press
    the [C](VOX) key. The parentheses and “ ” icon will
    disappear, signifying that the VOX system has been
    turned off.
    5. The VOX Gain may be adjusted, so as to prevent accidental transmitter activation in a noisy environment. To
    adjust the VOX Gain:
    • While still in Multi Function Row “d” [RPT, REV,
    VOX], press and hold in the [C](VOX) key for one
    second. This is a “hot key” feature which will instantly recall Menu Mode No-088 [VOX GAIN].
    • While speaking into the microphone, rotate the DIAL
    to the point where the transmitter is quickly activated
    by your voice, without causing background noise to
    activate the transmitter.
    • When you have selected the optimum setting, press
    and hold the [F] key for one second to save the new
    settings and return to normal operation.

    1) The AM carrier level is preset to 25 Watts
    during alignment at the factory, and should not
    require further adjustment. It is important to
    remember that AM transmission requires that power must
    be distributed among the carrier and voice sidebands;
    therefore, if excessive carrier power is used, there will be
    insufficient power available for the information-carrying
    voice sidebands.
    2) The [TONE] switch on the back of the MH-31A8J microphone provides adjustment of the microphone’s frequency
    response. Setting this switch to the “2” position will roll
    off some of the bass response, resulting in improved “talk
    power” in many instances. The “1” position is primarily
    used in countries like Japan, where vowel sounds are of
    critical importance in conveying information; in Western
    languages, consonant sounds (which are rich in high-frequency components) are frequently more important.

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    6. The “Hang-Time” of the VOX system (the transmit-receive delay after the cessation of speech) may also be
    adjusted via the Menu. The default delay is one second.
    To set a different delay time:
    • Press and hold in the [F] key for one second to activate the Menu mode.
    • Rotate the MEM/VFO CH knob to select Menu Mode
    No-087 [VOX DELAY].
    • Rotate the DIAL while saying a brief syllable like
    “Ah” and listening to the hang time, so as to set the
    desired delay.
    • hen your adjustments are complete, press and hold
    in the [F] key for one second to save the new setting
    and return to normal operation.
    The delay time for return to the receive mode is
    set independently on CW and voice modes; for
    CW, use Menu Mode No-024 [CW DELAY] (see
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    TRANSMITTER OPERATION
    SSB/AM TRANSMISSION
    AF Speech Processor Operation

    DSP Microphone Equalizer

    The AF Speech Processor increases your average power
    output while operating on SSB and AM modes.

    In the SSB, AM, and FM transmission modes, you may use
    the DSP system to change the frequency response of the
    audio stage. This will allow you to roll off excessive highand/or low-frequency components of your voice’s audio characteristics.

    1. Press the [F] key, as necessary,
    to recall Multi Function Row “c”
    [STO, RCL, PROC].
    2. Press the [C](PROC) key to activate the AF Speech Processor. “Parentheses” will appear on both sides of the “PROC” indication.
    3. Now press the PTT key (unless you have VOX enabled),
    and speak into the microphone in a normal voice level,
    as usual.
    4. To deactivate the AF Speech Processor, again press the
    [C](PROC) key.
    5. The Compression Level may be adjusted via the Menu,
    as follows:
    • While still in Operating Function “c” [STO, RCL,
    PROC], press and hold in the [C](PROC) key for one
    second. This instantly recalls Menu Mode No-074
    [PROC LEVEL].
    • Rotate the DIAL to set a new level of Compression
    (the default value is “50”).
    • When you have made your selection, press and hold
    the [F] key for one second to save your new setting
    and return to normal operation.
    • Make some on-the-air checks, or use a monitor receiver in your station, to ensure that good voice quality has been obtained via your adjustment.

    To set up the DSP Microphone Equalizer feature:
    1. Press and hold in the [DSP] key for one second. This
    instantly activates Menu Mode No-048 [DSP MIC EQ].
    2. Rotate the DIAL to select one of the following equalization choices:
    OFF:
    LPF:
    HPF:
    BOTH:

    Microphone Equalization Off
    High Cut (lower frequencies are emphasized)
    Low Cut (higher frequencies are emphasized)
    High/Low Cut (mid-range frequencies are emphasized)

    3. When you have made your selection, Press and hold in
    the [F] key for one second to save the new setting and
    exit to normal operation.

    Excessive advancement of the Compression
    Level may lead to distortion. Each operator’s
    voice pattern is different, so try several settings
    to find the one which is best for your voice.

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    TRANSMITTER OPERATION
    CW TRANSMISSION
    Operation using Straight Key/External Keying Device
    When using a straight key, an external electronic keyer, or a
    computer-generated keying device, please follow the instructions in this section.
    1. Insert your key’s (three-conductor) plug into the rearpanel KEY jack.
    DOT DASH
    DOT DASH
    COMMON

    KEY GND

    COMMON
    KEY

    GND

    2. Press the MODE( ) or MODE( ) key, as needed, to
    select one of the CW modes (CW/CWR).
    The “CW” mode utilizes USB-side carrier injection,
    while the CWR (Reverse) mode utilizes LSB-side injection.
    3. When you close the key (or activate your computer-generated keying interface by whatever means), the transmitter will automatically be engaged. When you have
    finished sending, the receiver will return, after a brief
    delay (see next section).
    4. The CW hang time can be adjusted using the Menu Mode.
    To adjust the CW hang time:
    • Press and hold in the [F] key for one second to enter
    the Menu mode.





    Rotate the MEM/VFO CH knob to Menu Mode No024 [CW DELAY].
    Rotate the DIAL to select a longer or shorter delay
    time (default: 250 ms). If the delay selection is set to
    “FULL,” the transceiver will operate in the full breakin mode (allowing you to hear between the characters that are being sent).
    When you have set the desired delay, press and hold
    in the [F] key for one second to save the new setting
    and exit to normal operation.

    6. You can adjust the CW sidetone volume level via Menu
    Mode No-029 [CW SIDE TONE ]. To adjust the CW
    sidetone volume level:
    • While still in Multi Function Row “j” [SPOT, BK,
    KYR], press and hold in the [B](BK) key for one second. This is a “hot key” feature which will instantly
    recall Menu Mode No-029 [CW SIDE TONE]
    • Rotate the DIAL to select a new level; on the arbitrary scale of “0” ~ “100,” the default value is “50.”
    • When done, press and hold in the [F] key for one
    second to save the new setting and exit to normal
    operation.
    7. You also can adjust the CW sidetone pitch using Menu
    Mode No-027 [CW PITCH]. This adjustment also controls the BFO offset (actual pitch of your transmitted
    signal relative to your current receive frequency). To adjust the CW sidetone pitch:






    Press and hold in the [F] key for one second to enter
    the Menu mode.
    Rotate the MEM/VFO CH knob to Menu Mode No027 [CW PITCH].
    Rotate the DIAL to select a new pitch tone/BFO offset. The available offset range is 400 ~ 800 Hz (default value is “700 Hz”).
    When done, press and hold in the [F] key for one
    second to save the new setting and exit to normal
    operation.

    8. The FT-897D also has a “CW SPOT” feature, utilizing
    the sidetone. Because the sidetone is a representation of
    the actual pitch of your transmitted signal, it may be used
    for zeroing in on another station. To activate the CW
    SPOT tone, just press and hold in the [HOME] key for
    one second while in the CW mode.
    Pressing the [A](SPOT) key while in Multi
    Function Row “j” [SPOT, BK, KYR] will also
    activate the CW SPOT tone.

    5. To practice your CW sending (without transmitting),
    press the [B](BK) key to make the “Parentheses” disappear. Now, pressing the key will cause the CW sidetone
    to be heard, but your radio will not be transmitting a
    signal on the air.

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    TRANSMITTER OPERATION
    CW TRANSMISSION
    Using the Built-in Electronic Keyer
    The built-in Electronic Keyer provides a convenient method
    of generating CW. The Electronic Keyer includes weight
    and speed adjustments.
    1. Connect your keyer paddle’s cable to the KEY jack on
    the rear panel of the transceiver.
    2. Press the MODE( ) or MODE( ) key, as needed, to
    select the desired CW mode (CW/CWR).
    3. Press the [F] key momentarily, then rotate the MEM/
    VFO CH knob, as needed, until Multi Function Row “j”
    [SPOT, BK, KYR] appears on the display.
    4. Press the [C](KYR) key to activate the Electronic Keyer.
    “Parentheses” will appear on both sides of the “KYR”
    indication. Closing the contacts on your keyer paddle
    will now cause CW dots and/or dashes to be generated.
    5. The keyer speed may be adjusted using the Menu Mode.
    To adjust the Keyer speed:
    • While still in Multi Function Row “j” [SPOT, BK,
    KYR], press and hold in the [C](KYR) key for one
    second. This is a “hot key” feature which will instantly recall Menu Mode No-030 [CW SPEED].
    • Press the MEM/VFO CH knob if you wish to select
    display of “cpm” (characters per minute) instead of
    “wpm” (words per minute). The “cpm” selection is
    based on the international “PARIS” standard, which
    stipulates five characters per word.
    • Rotate the DIAL knob, while sending, to set the desired sending speed.
    • When done, press and hold in the [F] key for one
    second to save the new setting and exit to normal
    operation.

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    6. The Dot:Dash weighting ratio may be adjusted via Menu
    Mode. To adjust the Dot:Dash weighting ratio:
    • Press and hold in the [F] key for one second to enter
    the Menu mode.
    • Rotate the MEM/VFO CH knob to select Menu Mode
    No-032 [CW WEIGHT].
    • Rotate the DIAL knob to set the desired weight.
    • When done, press and hold in the [F] key for one
    second to save the new setting and exit to normal
    operation.
    Dot : Dash = 1 : 3 (default)

    Q

    C
    Dot : 1
    Dash : 3

    Dot : Dash = 1 : 4.4

    Q

    C
    Dot : 1
    Dash : 4.4

    7. You may select “normal” or “reverse” paddle polarity
    via Menu Mode No-025 [CW KEY REV]. The default
    setting for this feature is “NORMAL,” whereby the “Tip”
    connection on the Key Plug is “Dot” and the “Ring” connection is “Dash.” To change the paddle polarity:
    • Press and hold in the [F] key for one second to enter
    the Menu mode.
    • Rotate the MEM/VFO CH knob to select Menu Mode
    No-025 [CW KEY REV].
    • Rotate the DIAL knob to select the new setting.
    • When done, press and hold in the [F] key for one
    second to save the new setting and exit to normal
    operation.

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    TRANSMITTER OPERATION
    FM TRANSMISSION
    Basic Setup/Operation

    Repeater Operation

    1. Press the MODE( ) or MODE( ) key so as to select
    the FM mode.
    2. Press the microphone’s PTT switch, and speak into the
    microphone in a normal voice. Release the PTT switch
    to return to the receive mode.
    3. If you get reports that your modulation level is too high
    or too low, you may need to adjust the FM-mode microphone gain. The procedure is similar to that used on SSB:
    • Press the [F] key momentarily, then rotate the MEM/
    VFO CH knob, as needed, until Multi Function Row
    “i” [MTR, PWR, DISP] appears on the display, then
    press the [A](MTR) key to select the “Deviation”
    meter function (“MOD” will appear above the [B]
    key).
    4. Press and hold in the [F] key for one second to enter the
    Menu mode.
    5. Rotate the MEM/VFO CH knob to recall Menu Mode
    No-051 [FM MIC GAIN].
    6. Rotate the DIAL to increase or decrease the setting of
    the FM Mic Gain, depending on the level correction required, then press and hold in the [F] key to save the
    new setting.
    7. Close the PTT switch, and while speaking into the microphone observe the meter indication; the proper setting of the FM Mic Gain will produce eight “bars” of
    indication on voice peaks, slightly less on lower levels
    of speech input.
    8. When done, press and hold in the [F] key to save the
    new setting for the FM-mode microphone gain.
    9. The VOX feature is operational during FM transmission.
    From Multi Function Row “d” [RPT, REV, VOX], press
    the [C](VOX) key to activate/deactivate VOX.

    1. Press the [F] key momentarily, then rotate the MEM/
    VFO CH knob, as needed, until Multi Function Row
    “d” [RPT, REV, VOX] appears on the display.
    2. Press the [A](RPT) key to activate repeater operation.
    One press of the [A](RPT) key will have set the transceiver for “Minus Shift” operation. In this situation, you
    will observe the “–” indicator on the display. The transmitter frequency will be shifted down by a default value
    so as to access the repeater input frequency. If your repeater uses a positive shift (instead of negative), press
    the [A](RPT) key again; the “+” indicator will replace
    the “–” indicator on the display. Set the transceiver’s
    receiver to the repeater output (downlink) frequency.
    Close the PTT switch and speak into the microphone.
    You will observe that the transmitted frequency has
    shifted according to the setting of the [A](RPT) key in
    the Multi Function Row “d” [RPT, REV, VOX]. Release
    the PTT switch to return to the Receive mode.
    3. If the default repeater shift is not appropriate for the majority of the repeaters your area, it may be set independently for each band. To change the default repeater shift:
    • Press and hold in the [A](RPT) key for one second.
    This instantly recalls Menu Mode No-076 [RPT
    SHIFT].
    • Rotate the DIAL knob to select the desired shift frequency.
    • When done, press and hold in the [F] key for one
    second to save the new setting and exit to normal
    operation.

    ARS-Repeater Subbands
    145.1

    145.5

    146.0

    2-m
    Version A

    146.4

    147.0

    146.6

    145.6 145.8

    147.6

    148.0

    147.4

    European Version
    70-cm
    440.0

    Version A
    438.20

    433.00

    433.40

    439.45

    445.0

    450.0

    Euro Version 1

    Euro Version 2

    4. If your repeater uses controlled access (using either
    CTCSS or DCS), press the [F] key momentarily, then
    rotate the MEM/VFO CH knob one click clockwise to
    cause Multi Function Row “e” [TON, -----, TDCH] to appear on the display. Now select the appropriate tone access system:
    • Press the [A](TON) key to activate the CTCSS tone
    encoder, which provides a subaudible repeater access tone. One press of the [A](TON) key will activate the CTCSS tone encoder. In this situation, you
    will observe the “TEN” indicator on the display. If

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    TRANSMITTER OPERATION
    FM TRANSMISSION



    you press the [A](TON) key repeatedly, you will observe “TSQ” (CTCSS Encode/Decode), “DEN” (Digital Coded Squelch, Encode), followed by “DCS”
    (Digital Coded Squelch, Encode/Decode). One additional press will disable all repeater-access tone
    systems. See the next section for a discussion of DCS
    operation.
    If the default repeater access tone is not appropriate
    for the repeater on which you are operating, it may
    be set easily:
    1. Press and hold the [A](TON) key for one second.
    This instantly recall Menu Mode No-083 [TONE
    FREQ].
    2. Rotate the DIAL knob to select the desired CTCSS
    frequency.
    CTCSS TONE FREQUENCY (Hz)
    67.0 69.3 71.9 74.4 77.0 79.7 82.5 85.4
    88.5 91.5 94.8 97.4 100.0 103.5 107.2 110.9
    114.8 118.8 123.0 127.3 131.8 136.5 141.3 146.2
    151.4
    177.3
    203.5
    250.3

    156.7 159.8 162.2 165.5 167.9 171.3 173.8
    179.9 183.5 186.2 189.9 192.8 196.6 199.5
    206.5 210.7 218.1 225.7 229.1 233.6 241.8
    254.1

    Tone Search Scanning
    In operating situations where you don’t know the CTCSS
    tone being used by another station, you can command the
    radio to listen to the incoming signal and scan in search of
    the tone being used. To scan for the CTCSS tone in use:
    1. Press the [F] key momentarily, then rotate the MEM/
    VFO CH knob, as needed, until Multi Function Row
    “e” [TON, -----, TDCH] appears on the display.
    2. Press the [A](TON) key to activate CTCSS Encoder/Decoder; (the “TSQ” icon will appear on the display)
    3. Press the [C](TDCH) key to start scanning for the incoming CTCSS tone.
    4. When the radio detects the correct tone, it will halt on that tone,
    and audio will be allowed to pass
    5. The CTCSS tone detected will be
    stored as the “current” tone, so it may be used for memory
    storage purposes, and you may now exit to normal operation.

    3. When done, press and hold the [F] key for one
    second to save the new setting and exit to normal
    operation.
    5. With repeater shift activated, you can temporarily reverse the transmit and receive frequencies by pressing
    the [B](REV) key in the Multi Function Row “d” [RPT,
    REV, VOX]. The “–” icon will blink while “Reverse” shift
    is activated. Press the [B](REV) key again to revert to
    the “Normal” shift direction.
    6. On many transceiver versions, the Automatic Repeater
    Shift (ARS) feature is enabled at the factory. This feature automatically activates the appropriate repeater shift
    when you are operating inside the designated 144 MHz
    or 430 MHz FM repeater sub-bands in your country. If
    you wish to change the On/Off settings for the ARS, use
    Menu Mode No-002 [144MHz ARS] or Menu Mode
    No-003 [430MHz ARS] (see page 56).
    If your local repeaters need a 1750-Hz burst
    tone for access (typically in Europe), press and
    hold in the front panel’s [HOME] key to transmit the burst tone (FM mode only).

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    TRANSMITTER OPERATION
    FM TRANSMISSION
    DCS Operation

    Split Tone Operation

    Another form of tone access control is Digital Code Squelch,
    or DCS. It is a newer, more advanced tone system that is
    less susceptible to false triggering than CTCSS. A DCS Encoder/Decoder is built into your transceiver, and operation
    is very similar to that described above for CTCSS.

    The FT-897D can be configured in a “Split Tone” configuration via the Menu mode.

    1. Press the [F] key momentarily, then rotate the MEM/
    VFO CH knob, as needed, until Multi Function Row
    “e” [TON, -----, TDCH] appears on the display.
    2. Press the [A](TON) key four times to activate the DCS
    Encoder/Decoder (the “DCS” icon will appear on the
    display). The receiver will remain muted until a matching DCS code is received on an incoming signal.
    3. Press and hold in the [B] key for one second. This instantly recalls Menu Mode No-033 [DCS CODE].
    4. Rotate the DIAL to select the desired DCS code, then
    press and hold in the [F] key for one second to save new
    setting and exit to normal operation.

    This allows you to encode a CTCSS Tone, decode a DCS
    code, encode (only) a DCS code, etc.
    1. Press and hold in the [F] key for one second to enter the
    Menu mode.
    2. Rotate the MEM/VFO CH knob to select Menu Mode
    No-079 [SPLIT TONE].
    3. Rotate the DIAL knob to select “ON” (to enable the Split
    Tone feature).
    4. Press and hold in the [F] key for one second to save the
    new setting and exit to normal operation.
    When the Split Tone feature is activated, the Multi Function
    Row “e” selection changes to [ENC, DEC, TDCH]. So, you
    can set the desired encoder (by pressing [A](ENC) key, repeatedly, if necessary) and decoder (by pressing the [B](DEC)
    key) separately.

    DCS CODE
    023
    054
    125
    165
    245
    274
    356
    445
    506
    627
    732

    025
    065
    131
    172
    246
    306
    364
    446
    516
    631
    734

    026
    071
    132
    174
    251
    311
    365
    452
    523
    632
    743

    031
    072
    134
    205
    252
    315
    371
    454
    526
    654
    754

    032
    073
    143
    212
    255
    325
    411
    455
    532
    662

    036
    074
    145
    223
    261
    331
    412
    462
    546
    664

    043
    114
    152
    225
    263
    332
    413
    464
    565
    703

    047
    115
    155
    226
    265
    343
    423
    465
    606
    712

    051
    116
    156
    243
    266
    346
    431
    466
    612
    723

    053
    122
    162
    244
    271
    351
    432
    503
    624
    731

    5. Press the [A](TON) key once to cancel DCS operation
    (the “DCS” icon will disappear).

    DCS Search Scanning
    In operating situations where you don’t know the DCS code
    being used by another station, you can command the radio
    to listen to the incoming signal and scan in search of the
    code being used.
    To scan for the DCS code in use:
    1. Press the [F] key momentarily, then rotate the MEM/
    VFO CH knob, as needed, until Multi Function Row
    “e” [TON, -----, TDCH] appears on the display.
    2. Press the [A](TON) key to activate DCS (the “DCS” icon
    will appear on the display).
    3. Press the [C](TDCH) key to start scanning for the incoming DCS code.
    4. When the radio detects the correct DCS code, it will halt on that
    code, and audio will be allowed
    to pass.
    5. The DCS code detected will be stored as the “current”
    code, so it may be used for memory storage purposes,
    and you may now exit to normal operation.

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    When the Split Tone feature is activated, you can see the
    following additional parameters.
    T -T :Encodes a CTCSS Tone and Decodes a CTCSS Tone
    T -D :Encodes a CTCSS Tone and Decodes a DCS Code
    T :CTCSS Tone Encode only
    D :DCS Encode only
    D-T :Encodes a DCS Code and Decodes a CTCSS Tone
    D-D :Encodes a DCS Code and Decodes a DCS Code
    D :DCS Decode only
    T :CTCSS Tone Decode only

    Split Tone Frequency or DCS Code Setup
    1. Press and hold in the [A](ENC)(if you use CTCSS) or
    [B](DEC)(if you use DCS) key for one second. This instantly recalls Menu Mode No-083 [TONE FREQ] or No033 [DCS CODE].
    2. Press the MEM/VFO CH knob momentarily, then rotate
    the DIAL knob to select the “R” option. This is the tone
    you Receive, i.e. the “Decode” tone.
    3. Rotate the DIAL knob to select the desired Decode
    CTCSS frequency (or DCS code).
    4. Press the MEM/VFO CH knob momentarily, then rotate
    the DIAL knob to select the “T” option. This is the tone
    you Transmit, i.e. the “Encode” tone.
    5. Rotate the DIAL knob to select the desired Encode
    CTCSS frequency (or DCS code).
    6. Press and hold in the [F] key for one second to save the
    new setting and exit to normal operation.

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    TRANSMITTER OPERATION
    FM TRANSMISSION
    ARTS™ Operation

    CW Identifier Setup

    The ARTS™ system uses DCS signaling to inform you when
    you and another ARTS™-equipped station are within communications range. This can be especially valuable during
    search-and-rescue operations, as a base station can quickly
    use ARTS™ to alert a field unit that it is out of range; the
    field unit can then move to a better location to re-establish
    communications.

    The ARTS™ feature includes a CW identifier, as discussed
    previously. Every ten minutes during ARTS™ operation, the
    radio can be instructed to send “DE (your callsign) K” if
    this feature is enabled. The callsign field may contain up to
    10 characters.

    ARTS™ is easy to use:
    1. Press the [F] key momentarily, then rotate the MEM/
    VFO CH knob, as needed, until Multi Function Row “f”
    [ARTS, SRCH, PMS] appears on the display.
    2. Press the [A](ARTS) key to activate ARTS™ operation.
    3. Your display will change to “out range” to indicate the
    beginning of ARTS™ operation. Every 30 seconds, your
    radio will transmit a “polling” call to the other station.
    When that station responds with its return ARTS™ polling signal, your display will change to “in range” to confirm reception of the response.

    4. To cancel ARTS™ operation, press the [A](ARTS) key
    again (the “out range” or “in range” indication will disappear from the LCD).

    Here’s how to program the CW Identifier:
    1. Press and hold the [F] key for one second to enter the
    Menu mode.
    2. Rotate the MEM/VFO CH knob to select the Menu Mode
    No-010 [ARTS IDW].
    3. Press the MEM/VFO CH knob momentarily to initiate
    callsign storage (the first character location of the callsign
    field will be underlined.).
    4. Rotate the DIAL knob to select the first letter/number of
    your callsign, then rotate the MEM/VFO CH knob one
    click clockwise to save the first letter/number and move
    to the next entry position.
    5. Repeat the previous step as many times as necessary to
    complete your callsign.
    6. Press the MEM/VFO CH knob momentarily to save your
    completed callsign and exit.
    7. Rotate the MEM/VFO CH knob one click counter-clockwise to select the Menu Mode No-009 [ARTS ID].
    8. Rotate the DIAL to set the CW ID function to “ON.”
    9. Press and hold the [F] key for one second to save the
    new setting and exit to normal operation.

    ARTS ALERT BEEP OPTIONS
    The ARTS™ feature allows two kinds of alert beeps (with
    the additional option of turning them off), so as to alert you
    to the current status of ARTS™ operation. Depending on
    your location and the potential annoyance associated with
    frequent beeps, you may choose the Beep mode which best
    suits your needs. The choices are:
    RANGE:

    ALL:

    OFF:

    The beeps are issued only when the radio first
    confirms that you are within range, but does
    not re-confirm with beeps thereafter.
    Every time a polling transmission is received
    from the other station, the alert beeps will be
    heard.
    No alert beeps will be heard; you must look at
    the display to confirm current ARTS™ status.

    To set the ARTS™ Beep mode:
    1. While still in Multi Function Row “f” [ARTS, SRCH,
    PMS], press and hold the [A](ARTS) key for one second. This is a “hot key” which will instantly recall Menu
    Mode No-008 [ARTS BEEP].
    2. Rotate the DIAL to select the desired ARTS™ Beep mode
    (see above).
    3. When you have made your selection, press and hold the
    [F] key for one second to save the new setting and exit
    to normal operation.

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    TRANSMITTER OPERATION
    DIGITAL MODE OPERATION (SSB-BASED AFSK)
    The FT-897D provides extensive capability for digital mode
    operation on the HF, VHF, and UHF bands. The use of AFSK
    (Audio Frequency-Shifted Keying) configurations allows a
    wide variety of different communication modes to be utilized. The Menu provides for specific digital mode selections, which include custom BFO offsets to optimize the
    receive and transmit passbands for the mode selected.
    Before beginning Digital operation, you need to define which
    Digital mode will be utilized. To do this, use Menu #38 as
    follows (in this example, we will set up RTTY as the Digital
    mode):
    1. Press and hold in the [F] key for one second to enter the
    Menu mode.
    2. Rotate the MEM/VFO CH knob to select Menu Mode
    No-038 [DIG MODE].
    3. Rotate the DIAL knob to select “RTTY-L” or “RTTY-U”
    (see discussion below).
    4. Press and hold in the [F] key for one second to save the
    new setting and exit.
    Use this technique to set up any digital mode.

    RTTY (Radio TeleType) Operation
    The “RTTY” mode on the FT-897D is available in either
    LSB-side or USB-side BFO injection. Long-standing Amateur practice calls for the use of LSB-side injection, but some
    applications require that you use USB-side injection.
    1. Connect your TNC (Terminal Node Controller) or terminal modem to the FT-897D’s rear-panel DATA jack,
    per the illustration. Be sure to use the “TX AUDIO” line,
    not an “FSK” line, for the transmit data connection to
    the FT-897D.

    DATA OUT

    PTT

    PTT

    AFSK
    OUT

    Because RTTY is a continuous-duty transmission mode, try to keep your transmission short
    when running on battery power, so as to minimize current drain.

    DATA IN

    GND

    AF IN

    3. If the optional YF-122C 500 Hz filter or YF-122CN
    300 Hz filter filter has been installed, it may be used for
    RTTY work. Recall Multi Function Row “n” [CFIL, -----,
    -----], then press the [B](-----) or [C](-----) key to engage the
    narrow filter.
    4. To set up the transmit side, be sure that the Meter is set
    to monitor ALC voltage. If not, press the [F] key momentarily, then rotate the MEM/VFO CH knob to select
    to select Multi Function Row “i” [MTR, -----, DISP], then
    press the [A](MTR) or [B] key so as to select metering
    of ALC (“ALC” icon will appear at the upper of the [B]
    key).
    5. Press and hold in the [F] key for one second to enter the
    Menu mode, then rotate the MEM/VFO CH knob to select Menu Mode No-037 [DIG GAIN].
    6. Following the instructions for your TNC’s software, activate the transmitter from the computer keyboard; this
    should cause the AFSK output from the TNC to be sent
    to the radio. While transmitting, view the ALC meter; a
    few “dots” of ALC indication should be observed. If not,
    rotate the DIAL knob to adjust the AFSK level within
    the FT-897D for seven to eight dots of indication on the
    ALC meter.
    7. Press and hold in the [F] key for one second to save the
    new AFSK level setting and return to normal operation.
    You are now ready for full RTTY operation.

    2. Press the MODE( ) or MODE( ) key, as needed, to
    select the DIG mode (the “DIG” icon will appear on the
    display). You should now be able to tune around the band,
    and any RTTY signals heard should be capable of being
    decoded.

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    TRANSMITTER OPERATION
    DIGITAL MODE OPERATION (SSB-BASED AFSK)
    PSK31 Operation

    Packet (1200/9600 bps FM) Operation

    Two dedicated PSK31 modes are available, one each for
    USB-side and LSB-side injection. For BPSK work, the injection does not matter, but for QPSK the two working stations must use the same sideband.

    The FT-897D is designed for operation on either 1200 bps
    or 9600 bps packet, and setup is similar to that described
    previously for SSB-based modes. A separate Data input adjustment is provided, allowing you to optimize the deviation on the FM Packet modes separately from the levels set
    for SSB-based Digital modes. The RX-Data output lines are
    fixed-level outputs, not affected by the setting of the AF Gain
    control.

    DATA
    OUT

    DATA OUT
    (1200bps)

    PTT

    PTT

    DATA
    IN

    DATA IN

    “USER” DEFINED DIGITAL MODES
    Also provided in the FT-897D are two convenient “USER”
    Digital modes, one each providing USB- and LSB-side injection, which may be used for SSTV, Fax, Pactor, and other
    digital operating modes.

    1. Connect your TNC to the FT-897D’s rear-panel DATA
    jack, per the illustration.
    Note that different connections are used for 1200 bps
    and 9600 bps Packet.

    GND

    Setup for PSK31 operation is basically identical to that previously described for RTTY operation. As before, use the
    “DIG” mode. However, in Menu Mode No-038 [ DIG
    MODE], select “PSK31-L” (for LSB injection) or “PSK31U” (for USB injection). As with RTTY, Menu #38 may be
    used to set the drive to the transmitter. And the YF-122C
    500 Hz filter or YF-122CN 300 Hz filter may also be utilized, as described previously.

    DATA OUT
    (9600bps)

    Connect the FT-897D to your computer’s sound card or
    interface, per thenillustration.

    Here is an example involving the configuration of the USER
    mode for JT44 (WSJT) operation with USB-side injection
    (as opposed to LSB injection, used in the default “RTTY”
    mode):
    1. Use Menu Mode No-038 [DIG MODE] to set the Digital
    mode to “USER-U.”
    2. Press the MODE( )/MODE( ) key, as needed, to select the DIG operating mode (the “DIG” icon will appear
    on the display).
    3. Now use Menu mode to configure the transceiver’s passband response. Once in the Menu mode, rotate the MEM/
    VFO CH knob to select Menu Mode No-039 [ DIG
    SHIFT], and rotate the DIAL knob to set the desired BFO
    offset. (a center frequency for the receiver response). For
    WSJT use, a setting of about “+1500” will be a good
    starting point.
    4. Finally, depending on how you wish the display to respond, you may program in a corresponding display shift,
    using Menu Mode No-036 [DIG DISP].
    5. Remember to press and hold in the [F] key for one second when exiting the Menu mode.
    The setup of the AFSK drive level is identical to that described previously for RTTY operation.
    The USER-L and USER-U Digital modes
    should allow you to operate on any SSB-based
    AFSK Digital mode. Note that the “PSK31”
    configurations will also work well for many Digital operating situations.

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    2. Use Menu Mode No-073 [PKT RATE] to select the desired Packet mode.
    Once you have entered the Menu and have selected Menu
    Mode No-073 [PKT RATE], rotate the DIAL knob to
    select either “1200” or “9600” (bps) as the Packet rate.
    3. Press the MODE( )/MODE( ) key, as needed, to select the PKT operating mode (the “PKT” icon will appear on the display).
    You are now set up for reception on Packet. If you are operating on 1200 bps, try now to connect to another station or
    node; you may well find that the drive level needs no further
    adjustment. If, however, you are having trouble connecting
    due to insufficient or excessive drive from the TNC to the
    FT-897D, use Menu Mode No-071 [PKT 1200] (for 1200
    bps Packet) or No-072 [PKT 9600] (for 9600 bps Packet)
    to set the drive. Use your terminal software’s “test” protocol
    to send out test tones, and adjust the deviation by rotating
    the DIAL knob, which will vary the data input level to the
    FT-897D’s modulator. Remember to press and hold in the
    [F] key for one second when adjustments are completed, so
    as to save the new setting for Menu Mode No-071 [PKT
    1200] or No-072 [PKT 9600].
    The 9600 bps Packet deviation setting is very critical to successful operation, and it can only be
    accomplished using a calibrated deviation meter;
    the optimum setting is usually ±2.75 kHz (±0.25 kHz). For
    1200 bps, the optimum level is much less critical, with the
    optimum deviation being between ±2.5 kHz and ±3.5 kHz.

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    TRANSMITTER OPERATION
    WEATHERFAX MONITORING

    SPLIT FREQUENCY OPERATION

    Monitoring of HF WeatherFax broadcasts is easily accomplished using the FT-897D.

    This transceiver provides convenient split-frequency operation, using the VFO-A and VFO-B, for DX working and
    other operating situations requiring unique split frequency
    pairs.

    Before proceeding, be certain that the WeatherFax demodulator is properly connected to Pins 5 and 2 of the rear panel
    DATA jack.
    1. Set the transceiver to the VFO mode, and set the operating mode to “DIG,” setting Menu Mode No-038 [DIG
    MODE] to “PSK31-U,” as described previously.
    2. Now, select the operating frequency of the station transmitting the WeatherFax broadcast. Note that, in the USB
    mode, the frequency you should program onto the display is typically 1.90 kHz below the station’s “assigned”
    frequency. Thus for a WeatherFax station assigned to
    8.682.0 MHz, tune to 8.680.1 MHz.
    3. When the WeatherFax broadcast begins, no further operator intervention should be needed from the transceiver
    standpoint. The audio level from the DATA jack on the
    rear of the transceiver is fixed, and cannot be adjusted.
    4. Fine adjustments in the gray-scale and the frame alignment are accomplished using the computer and software
    connected to your WeatherFax demodulator.

    TIME-OUT TIMER
    Most often used on FM, the transmitter’s Time-Out Timer
    (TOT) feature disables the transmitter after a user-defined
    period of transmission. This feature may be useful in preventing a “stuck microphone” (accidental closure of the PTT
    switch) from causing interference to other users, and it will
    also force you to keep your transmissions short, thereby
    conserving battery power.
    To activate the Time-Out Timer:

    The example below will describe a typical split-frequency
    DX situation on the 20-meter band, with a DX station transmitting on 14.025 MHz, listening 10 kHz higher in the band.
    1. Set VFO-A to 14.035.00 MHz CW (DX station’s listening frequency).
    2. Press the [F] key momentarily, then rotate the MEM/
    VFO CH knob, as needed, until Multi Function Row
    “a” [A/B, A=B, SPL] appears on the display.
    3. Press the [A](A/B) key momentarily to select VFO-B.
    4. Tune the VFO-B frequency to 14.025.00 MHz (DX
    station’s transmitting frequency).
    5. Press the [C](SPL) key momentarily. The transceiver will
    now transmit using the VFO-A frequency, and will receive using the VFO-B frequency.
    “Parentheses” will appear on the both sides of the “SPL”
    indication, and the “SPL” icon will appear at the upper
    left corner of the display.
    6. To listen to the pile-up calling the DX station (so as to
    align your frequency more closely to that of the station
    being worked by the DX), press the [A](A/B) key to reverse the VFOs. You will now be tuning in the vicinity
    of 14.035 MHz, and you can zero in on the DX station’s
    listening frequency by tuning in on the station in QSO
    with the DX. Press the [A](A/B) key again to return to
    reception on the DX station’s frequency.
    7. Press the [C](SPL) key once more to cancel split operation; the “Parentheses” and “SPL” icon will disappear
    from the display.

    1. Press and hold in the [F] key for one second to enter the
    Menu mode.
    2. Rotate the MEM/VFO CH knob to recall Menu Mode
    No-084 [TOT TIME].
    The default setting for this feature is “OFF.” Rotate the
    DIAL knob to set a new time-out setting (from 1 minute
    to 20 minutes).
    3. When you have made your selection, press and hold in
    the [F] key for one second to save the new setting and
    exit to normal operation.

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    TRANSMITTER OPERATION
    ACTIVE-TUNING ANTENNA SYSTEM (ATAS-100/-120) OPERATION
    The optional ATAS-100/-120 Active-Tuning Antenna System provides operation on a number of HF bands (7/14/21/
    28 MHz) plus 50 MHz, 144 MHz, and 430 MHz. The FT897D provides microprocessor control of the tuning mechanism in the ATAS-100/-120 for convenient automatic tuning.
    Before operation can begin, you must instruct the FT-897D’s
    microprocessor that the ATAS-100/-120 is being used. This
    is done using the Menu Mode:
    1. Press and hold in the [F] key for one second to activate
    the Menu mode.
    2. Rotate the MEM/VFO CH knob to recall Menu Mode
    N0-085 [TUNER/ATAS]. The default setting for this
    Menu is “OFF.” Rotate the DIAL to change the setting to
    “ATAS(ALL),” if you are using the ATAS-100/-120 for
    all bands (you must connect an external diplexer to combine the two antenna ports so as to use the ATAS-100/120 on all bands). Or make the setting “ATAS(HF&50),”
    if you are using the ATAS-100/-120 on 7 ~ 50 MHz,
    with a dual-band VHF/UHF antenna connected separately to the 144/430 MHz antenna port. If you are just
    using the ATAS-100/-120 on the HF bands only, with a
    dual-band VHF/UHF antenna connected separately to
    the 144/430 MHz antenna port (no 50 MHz operation)
    make the setting “ATAS(HF).”
    3. Press and hold in the [F] key for one second to save the
    new setting and exit to normal operation.

    Automatic Tuning
    1. Press the [F] key, as needed, to recall Multi Function
    Row “k” [TUNE, DOWN, UP].
    2. Press the [A](TUNE) key to turn the ATAS-100/-120 on
    (this action only supplies voltage to the antenna at this
    point; re-tuning does not begin). “Parentheses” will appear on the both sides of the “TUNE” indication, and the
    “ATAS” will appear on the LCD.
    3. Now press and hold in the [A](TUNE) key for one second to initiate ATAS-100/-120 tuning. The transmitter
    will automatically be activated, a carrier will be sent,
    and the antenna’s length will be adjusted for best SWR.
    4. If the microprocessor determines that the antenna’s length
    is radically incorrect from the optimum value, no carrier
    will be sent out. Instead, in the receive mode, the antenna will retract to its shortest position (this may take
    up to one minute). While this is happening, do not press
    the [A](TUNE) key again.
    When the ATAS-100/-120 reaches its minimum length,
    automatic tuning will be initiated, and the transmitter will
    automatically shut off when a satisfactory SWR is
    achieved.
    5. On the 144 MHz and 430 MHz bands, the ATAS-100/120 does not require a tuning process. SWR will be satisfactory when the antenna is fully retracted.
    6. When you wish to conclude ATAS-100/-120 operation,
    press the [A](TUNE) key; the “Parentheses” disappear
    surrounding the “ATAS” indication.

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    Manual Tuning
    In some instances, the SWR may be slightly improved by
    manual adjustment of the antenna position. This may be
    needed for operation on bands like 40 meters, where the
    “Q” of the ATAS-100/-120 is high, causing a narrow resonance range.
    Before Manual Tuning, press the [F] key, as needed, to recall Multi Function Row “i” [MTR, -----, DISP], then press
    the [A](MTR) or [B] key to change the meter function to the
    SWR meter (“SWR” icon will appear at the upper of the
    [B] key).
    To tune the ATAS-100/-120 manually, recall Multi Function Row “k” [TUNE, DOWN, UP], then press and hold in
    the microphone PTT switch. With the transceiver in the
    “transmit” mode, press and hold in the [C](UP) key (to raise
    the antenna) or the [B](DOWN) key (to lower the antenna).
    While you hold in one of these keys, the FT-897D will generate a carrier, and you may watch the top scale of the FT897D’s meter, looking for the meter indication to reach its
    minimum value. When this is reached, release the [C](UP)
    or [B](DOWN) key, then release the PTT key to return to
    the “receive” mode.
    1) Once automatic matching has been successfully accomplished, you must change frequency
    by at least 10 kHz before attempting automatic
    matching again. Within a window of ±10 kHz from a
    match point, the transceiver’s microprocessor will ignore any command to attempt automatic matching.
    2) Antenna tuning is accomplished using a “CW” carrier, although the mode indication will not change to
    “CW” (if you are operating on another mode) during
    antenna tuning.
    3) If you see a “HI SWR” on the LCD, it may mean that
    there is a problem in your coaxial cable (bad connection, etc.) which is preventing successful tuning. Replace the cable, or try adding a few feet/meters of cable
    (to eliminate the possibility of adverse “transformer action” in the 50Ω cable during the tuning process).
    4) If you are able to achieve an SWR of less than 2:1 via
    manual tuning, the FT-897D will “accept” the manual
    setting, and you may then re-tune automatically when
    changing bands. If, however, you stop manual tuning
    at a non-optimum setting (SWR >2:1), the FT-897D will
    not permit further automatic tuning. To refresh the setting of the ATAS-100/-120, press the [B](DOWN) key
    until the ATAS-100/-120 fully retracts. You may then
    restart automatic tuning per the procedures described
    earlier.
    5) The FT-897D may also be used with the model ATAS100 antenna, although the tuning speed of the ATAS100 will be slower than with the ATAS-120.

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    TRANSMITTER OPERATION
    ACTIVE-TUNING ANTENNA SYSTEM (ATAS-100/-120) OPERATION
    ATAS-100/-120 Operating Tips

    External Wattmeters

    The information below will help you derive the best performance possible from the ATAS-100/-120 Active-Tuning Antenna System.

    If you wish to use an external wattmeter in conjunction with
    the transceiver and your ATAS-100/-120, please check the
    wattmeter with an Ohmmeter prior to installation. Be sure
    there is a direct connection between the “In” and “Out” jacks
    of the wattmeter (zero resistance), and also ensure that there
    is a completely open circuit between the center pin and shield
    of the wattmeter’s output jack. Some wattmeters use a coil
    or other device which shorts the center pin to ground at DC,
    and this type of internal wattmeter circuitry will not allow
    the tuning function of the ATAS-100/-120 to operate.

    Grounding
    It is critically important that you establish a good mechanical and RF ground connection for your ATAS-100/-120 (as
    with all vertical antennas). Mobile mounts which are bolted
    through the vehicle’s roof, or otherwise mechanically affixed, will usually be satisfactory. However, magnetic mounts
    do not provide the RF grounding necessary for good performance, and are not recommended for use with this antenna.

    Tuning Procedure
    The feedpoint impedance of the ATAS-100/-120 (resistance
    and reactance) will necessarily vary over a wide range when
    you change bands. Occasionally, the transceiver’s microprocessor will not initially be able to determine the proper
    direction for the ATAS-100/-120 to travel (inward or outward) for best SWR.

    Operation on 30/17/12 Meters
    Although the ATAS-100/-120 is not specified for operation on the above bands, and optimum operation is therefore not guaranteed, the ATAS-100/-120 generally can be
    tuned successfully on these bands (some manual adjustment
    may be required). Operation of the ATAS-100/-120 on these
    bands will not damage the antenna’s components; please feel
    free to experiment on these bands, if you like.

    To resolve this situation, the transceiver will then command
    the ATAS-100/-120 to retract fully to its minimum height,
    and thence restart the tuning process. In this instance, the
    “TUNE” icon will remain on the display after you press the
    [A](TUNE) key. If this happens, do not press the [A](TUNE)
    key repeatedly. The transceiver will remain in the receive
    mode as it retracts (this may take up to one minute). Thereafter, the transmitter will be engaged, and the ATAS-100/120 will be automatically adjusted for best SWR. The
    “TUNE” icon will then disappear from the LCD, and you
    will be ready for operation.

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    TRANSMITTER OPERATION
    FC-30 AUTOMATIC ANTENNA TUNER OPERATION
    The optional FC-30 Automatic Antenna Tuner provides automatic tuning of a coaxial line so as to present a nominal
    50 Ω impedance to the FT-897D’s HF/50 MHz antenna port.
    Before operation can begin, you must instruct the FT-897D’s
    microprocessor that the FC-30 is being used. This is done
    using the Menu Mode:
    1. Press and hold in the [F] key for one second to activate
    the Menu mode.
    2. Rotate the MEM/VFO CH knob to recall Menu Mode
    No-001 [EXT MENU], then rotate the DIAL to change
    the setting to “ON” to enable the extended Menu Mode.
    3. Rotate the MEM/VFO CH knob to recall Menu Mode
    No-020 [CAT/LIN/TUN]. The default setting for this
    Menu is “CAT.” Rotate the DIAL to change the setting to
    “TUNER.”
    4. Press and hold in the [F] key for one second to save the
    new setting and exit, then turn the transceiver off.
    5. Set up the FC-30 and FT-897D per the illustration, then
    turn on the transceiver’s power again. Do not set up
    the FC-30 and FT-897D before changing the
    Menu Mode, item No-020 [CAT/LIN/TUN].
    6. Press and hold in the [F] key for one second to activate
    the Menu mode.
    7. Rotate the MEM/VFO CH knob to recall Menu Mode No085 [TUNER/ATAS]. The default setting for this Menu is
    “OFF.” Rotate the DIAL to change the setting to “TUNER.”
    8. Press and hold in the [F] key for one second to save the
    new setting and exit.
    Operation is similar to the procedure for the ATAS-100/-120:
    1. Press the [F] key, as needed, to recall Multi Function
    Row “k” [TUNE, DOWN, UP].
    2. Press the [A](TUNE) key to turn the FC-30 on. “Parentheses” will appear on both sides of the “TUNE” indication, and the “TUNR” will appear on the LCD.
    3. Press and hold in the [A](TUNE) key to initiate automatic
    tuning. The FT-897D transmitter will be activated, a carrier signal will be sent out, and the coils and capacitors in
    the FC-30 will be selected/adjusted for optimum SWR.
    When tuning is complete, the transmission will cease, and
    you will be ready for operation on this frequency.
    Tuning data will be stored in the FC-30’s
    Memory system. See the discussion below for
    details on how this works.
    To 144MHz/430MHz Antenna
    Control Cable

    The FC-30, working in concert with the FT-897D, can store
    impedance matching data in its micro-computer memory, so
    as to provide instant adjustment as you transmit in different
    areas of a particular band. A total of 100 memories are provided: 11 of these are “general” memories apportioned one
    per band, while the remaining 89 are allocated for specific
    frequency data within the various bands, with the capability
    to resolve new tuning data every 10 kHz. A few guidelines
    should be noted regarding the FC-30’s memory system:
    Tuning data is stored when you make an active effort to store
    it by pressing and holding in the [A](TUNE) key for one
    second. Although the tuner will automatically activate itself
    if it encounters more than 1.5:1 SWR, this memory will not
    be stored unless you have pressed the [A](TUNE) key for
    one second. This allows you to store your favorite operating
    frequency areas into tuner memory without tying up memory
    space with matching data on seldom-used frequencies.
    If the FC-30 cannot resolve a satisfactory match because
    the SWR is above 3:1 (2:1 on the 50 MHz band), the tuning
    process will stop, and no memory data will be stored. However, you may wish to move frequency a few kHz, then press
    the [A](TUNE) key again for one second, as slight changes
    in the reactance may allow a match to be obtained. Then go
    back to the original frequency and try again.
    Another technique which may allow matching in some situations is to add a few feet or meters of coaxial cable on the
    “antenna side” of the FC-30. This will change the impedance transformation taking place in the coaxial cable, possibly moving the impedance presented to the FC-30 into an
    acceptable range. Note that this is not changing the actual
    antenna SWR, but only the impedance “seen” by the FC30’s matching circuits.
    If your antenna system presents an SWR of less than 1.5:1,
    you may wish to turn off the antenna tuner, as full transmitter power will be delivered to the antenna system without
    intervention by the FC-30.
    If the impedance encountered by the FC-30 exceeds 3:1,
    and the “HI SWR” icon is illuminated, the microprocessor
    will not retain the tuning data for that frequency, as the FC30 presumes that you will want to adjust or repair your antenna system so as to correct the high SWR condition.

    CTRL

    ANT

    To HF/50MHz Antenna

    144MHz/430MHz

    CAT/LINEAR
    IN PUT

    Antenna Tuner Memory System

    G ND

    22 A
    ACC

    KEY
    ANT

    TRX

    HF/50MHz

    DATA

    Supplied
    Coaxial Cable

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    MEMORY OPERATION
    QMB (QUICK MEMORY BANK) CHANNELS
    The “Quick Memory” Bank provides one-touch access to
    frequencies you want to store and recall in a hurry. You may
    store a “QMB” channel into a “regular” memory later, if
    you like; use of the “regular” memories will be described
    later.

    QMB Channel Storage
    1. Tune in the desired frequency and set the operating mode
    and bandwidth. If this is an FM channel, set up any required CTCSS/DCS and repeater shift configurations.
    2. Press and hold in the V/M key until a double “beep” is
    heard. The second beep provides audible confirmation
    that the data has been stored into the QMB memory.
    Pressing the [A](STO) key momentarily while
    in Multi Function Row “c” [STO, RCL, PROC]
    will also store a frequency into the QMB register.

    QMB Channel Recall
    1. Press the [F] key momentarily, then rotate the MEM/
    VFO CH knob, as needed, until Multi Function Row
    “c” [STO, RCL, PROC] appears on the display.
    2. Press the [B](RCL) key momentarily to recall the QMB
    memory. “QMB” will appear at the upper left corner on
    the display.
    3. Press the [B](RCL) key once more to return to the previous frequency (either a VFO frequency or a Memory
    channel).
    If you move the DIAL knob or MEM/VFO CH
    knob while in the QMB mode, you can change
    frequencies as if you were in a “VFO” mode.
    You also can change operating mode by pressing the
    MODE( ) or MODE( ) key. When this is done,
    “MTQMB” will appear in the display, where “MT” represents “Memory Tuning.” Press the [B](RCL) key once
    more to return to the originally-stored QMB frequency.

    MEMORY OPERATION ON
    “REGULAR” MEMORY CHANNELS
    Most Memory operation will be conducted in the “regular”
    memory registers. There are 200 memory channels available for storage and recall of important frequencies.

    Normal Memory Storage
    1. Tune in the desired frequency, and set the operating mode
    and bandwidth. If this is an FM channel, set up any required CTCSS/DCS and repeater shift configurations.
    Standard (default) repeater shifts do not require you to utilize the “split” frequency memory technique, described later.
    2. Press the [F] key momentarily, then rotate the MEM/
    VFO CH, as needed, until Multi Function Row “b” [MW,
    SKIP, TAG] appears on the display.
    3. Press the [ A ]( MW ) key momentarily to enter the
    “Memory Check” mode, which is used to find an unused
    memory channel. The frequency stored (if any) on the
    current memory channel will be shown in the display.
    Rotate the MEM/VFO CH knob to select the channel number on which you wish to store the current frequency data.
    4. Press and hold in the [A](MW) key for one second until
    you hear a double beep; the second beep confirms that
    the frequency information was successfully stored.

    Split-Frequency Memory Storage
    You can also store “Split” frequencies, such as when operating on a repeater system not utilizing a “standard” offset. This
    procedure may also be used for DX work on 7 MHz SSB, etc.
    1. In the VFO mode, set the desired Receive frequency and mode.
    2. Press the [F] key momentarily, then rotate the MEM/
    VFO CH knob, as needed, until Multi Function Row
    “b” [MW, SKIP, TAG] appears on the display.
    3. Press the [ A ]( MW ) key momentarily to enter the
    “Memory Check” mode, which is used to find an unused
    memory channel. The frequency stored (if any) on the
    current memory channel will be shown in the display.
    Rotate the MEM/VFO CH knob to select the channel on
    which you wish to store the receive frequency data.
    4. Press and hold in the [A](MW) key for one second until
    you hear a double beep, which confirms that the Receive
    frequency data is now stored.
    5. Now, set the desired Transmit frequency and mode on the VFO.
    6. Press the [A](MW) key momentarily; do not rotate the
    MEM/VFO CH knob!
    While the “memory channel number” is blinking, press
    and hold in the PTT switch; while holding it in, press
    and hold in the [A](MW) key for one second.
    The double “beep” will confirm that independent Transmit frequency data is now stored. You may now release
    the PTT switch.
    In step 6 above, pressing the PTT switch does
    not activate the transmitter. It simply sends a
    signal to the microprocessor that an independent Transmit frequency is being stored on the same channel as a previously-stored Receive frequency.

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    MEMORY OPERATION
    MEMORY OPERATION ON “REGULAR” MEMORY CHANNELS
    Memory Channel Recall

    Masking (“Hiding”) a Memory

    1. If you currently are in the VFO tuning mode, press the
    V/M key once to enter the “Memory” mode (a memory
    channel number “M-nnn” will appear on the display in
    the space previously occupied by “VFOa” or “VFOb”).
    2. To select another memory channel, turn the MEM/VFO
    CH knob.
    3. When your memory channels are partitioned into
    Memory Groups via Menu Mode No-055 [ MEM
    GROUP], it is easy to change Memory Groups; press the
    MEM/VFO CH knob momentarily (a Group Number
    (“Ma” ~ “Mj”) will blink), then turn the MEM/VFO CH
    knob to step through the channels until you enter another. You may now press the MEM/VFO CH knob once
    more to restrict memory channel access to the newlyselected Group.
    4. Once you are operating on a memory channel, you may
    tune off of the originally-memorized frequency (as though
    you were in the VFO mode). Just rotate the DIAL knob;
    the “Memory Channel Number” will be replaced by one
    which indicates “MTUNE,” indicating that you have now
    shifted into the “Memory Tuning” mode. When operating the Memory Tuning mode, if you find another frequency you wish to store into another memory channel,
    just press the [A](MW) key momentarily, select a new
    memory channel via the MEM/VFO CH knob, then press
    and hold in the [A](MW) key until you hear the double
    beep.
    5. To exit the Memory Tuning mode, press the V/M key as
    follows:
    • One touch of the V/M key returns you to the original
    memory frequency.
    • A second touch of the V/M key will cause you to exit
    the Memory mode and return to the VFO mode (the
    memory channel number will be replaced by “VFOa”
    or “VFOb”.

    Frequency data stored on a memory channel can be deleted,
    if desired, from any memory channel except channel “1.”
    The deletion process is not a “hard” erasure, so if you erase
    a channel by mistake using this procedure, the memory channel contents can be recovered.
    1. Press the [F] key momentarily, then rotate the MEM/
    VFO CH knob, as needed, until Multi Function Row
    “b” [MW, SKIP, TAG] appears on the display.
    2. Press the [A](MW) key momentarily, then rotate the
    MEM/VFO CH knob to select the memory channel to
    be deleted.
    3. Press the [B](MCLR) key momentarily. The frequency
    display field on the LCD will go blank, and the memory
    channel number will blink.
    4. Wait about five seconds; when the memory channel number stops blinking, the data will now be “masked” and
    will not be available for operation.
    5. To restore the masked frequency data, repeat the above
    steps. However, if you store new frequency information
    on a channel containing masked data, the masked data
    will be over-written and lost.
    6. Memory Channel 1 is used for Priority operation, and
    frequency information may only be over-written (not
    masked) on this channel.

    When operating on a “Split” frequency
    memory, a special “– +“ indication will appear
    on the LCD.
    MEMORY CHANNEL NUMBER
    MEMORY GROUP “OFF”
    M-001 ~ M-020
    M-021 ~ M-040
    M-041 ~ M-060
    M-061 ~ M-080
    M-081 ~ M-100
    M-101 ~ M-120
    M-121 ~ M-140
    M-141 ~ M-160
    M-161 ~ M-180
    M-181 ~ M-200
    M-P1L ~ M-P5U

    MEMORY GROUP “ON”
    Ma-01 ~ Ma-20
    Mb-01 ~ Mb-20
    Mc-01 ~ Mc-20
    Md-01 ~ Md-20
    Me-01 ~ Me-20
    Mf-01 ~ Mf-20
    Mg-01 ~ Mg-20
    Mh-01 ~ Mh-20
    Mi-01 ~ Mi-20
    Mj-01 ~ Mj-20
    Mk-1L ~ Mk-5U

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    MEMORY OPERATION
    MEMORY OPERATION ON “HOME”
    CHANNEL MEMORIES
    Four Special one-touch “Home” channels are available, for
    special frequencies you use often. Either “simplex” or “split”
    frequency/mode data may be stored in the “Home” channel
    locations. Special “Home” channels are available for HF
    (any frequency between 1.8 and 29.7 MHz), 50 MHz, 144
    MHz, and 430 MHz.
    These memories may prove particularly useful for monitoring propagation beacons, providing one-touch recall of the
    beacon frequency for a quick check of band conditions.

    HOME Channel Storage
    1. Tune the desired frequency, and set the operating mode.
    If this is an FM channel, set up any required CTCSS/
    DCS and repeater shift configurations.
    2. Press the [F] key momentarily, then rotate the MEM/
    VFO CH knob, as needed, until Multi Function Row
    “b” [MW, SKIP, TAG] appears on the display.
    3. Press the [ A ]( MW ) key momentarily to enter the
    “Memory Check” mode.
    4. Press and hold in the HOME key for one second. This
    stores the frequency data into the “Home” channel location. As usual, you will hear a double beep to confirm
    the successful storage of the frequency data.
    5. If you wish to store a “Split” frequency pair into the
    “Home” channel, store the Receive frequency as in steps
    1 ~ 4 above. Now set the desired Transmit frequency.
    Once more, press the [A](MW) key momentarily. Press
    and hold in the microphone’s PTT switch; while holding the PTT switch, again press and hold in the HOME
    key for one second. This stores the transmit frequency
    data into the “Home” channel location.

    HOME Channel Recall
    1. Press the HOME key momentarily to recall the Home
    Channel on the band group where you currently are operating (HF, 50 MHz, 144 MHz, or 430 MHz). The
    “HOME” indication will appear on the display.
    2. Press the HOME key once more to return to the previously-used frequency (either a VFO frequency or a
    memory channel).

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    LABELING MEMORIES
    You may wish to append an alpha-numeric “Tag” (label) to
    a memory or memories, to aid in recollection of the channel’s
    intended use (such as a club name, etc.). This is easily accomplished using the Menu mode.
    1. Recall the memory channel onto which you wish to appended a label.
    2. Press and hold in the [F] key for one second to enter the
    Menu mode.
    3. Rotate the MEM/VFO CH knob to recall Menu Mode
    No-056 [MEM TAG].
    4. Press the MEM/VFO CH knob to enable the programming of the label.
    5. Rotate the DIAL knob to select the first character (as
    shown below) in the name you with to store, then rotate
    the MEM/VFO CH knob clockwise to move to the next
    character.
    6. Again rotate the DIAL knob to select the next number,
    letter, or symbol, then rotate the MEM/VFO CH knob
    clockwise to move to the next character’s slot.
    7. Repeat step 6 as many times as necessary to complete
    the name tag for the memory, then press and hold in the
    [F] key for one second to save the A/N (Alpha-Numeric)
    name entry and exit to normal operation.
    8. During Memory operation, press the [F] key momentarily, then rotate the MEM/VFO CH knob, as needed,
    until Multi Function Row “b” [MW, SKIP, TAG] appears
    on the display. Press the [C](TAG) key momentarily to
    activate the alpha-numeric Tag. Repeatedly pressing this
    key will toggle operation between “Frequency” display
    and “Tag” display.

    “Frequency” Display

    “Tag” Display

    You can recall Menu Mode No-056 [MEM
    TAG] instantly by pressing and holding in the
    [C](TAG) key for one second.

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    SPECTRUM SCOPE MONITOR / SMART SEARCHTM
    SPECTRUM SCOPE MONITOR
    OPERATION
    The Spectrum Scope Monitor allows viewing of operating
    activity on above and below your current frequency channel
    in the VFO mode, or viewing of memory channel activity
    on the current memory group when in the Memory mode.
    When the Spectrum Scope Monitor is activated, the display
    indicates the relative signal strength on channels immediately adjacent to the current operating frequency.

    SMART SEARCH™ OPERATION
    The Smart Search™ feature automatically stores frequencies
    where activity is encountered on the current band. When
    Smart Search™ is engaged, the transceiver quickly searches
    above your current frequency, storing active frequencies as
    it goes (without stopping on them even momentarily). These
    frequencies are stored in a special Smart Search™ memory
    bank, consisting of 50 memories. This feature is available
    on the FM and AM modes.
    The Smart Search™ feature is especially helpful when traveling, as you can instantly store active FM repeater frequencies without having to look up the frequencies in a reference
    book.

    Using the Spectrum Scope
    1. Set the transceiver to the VFO mode in the desired band
    or within the desired memory group.
    2. Press the [F] key momentarily, then rotate the MEM/
    VFO CH knob, as needed, until Multi Function Row
    “h” [SCOP, WID, STEP] appears on the display.
    3. Press the [A](SCOP) key momentarily to engage the
    Spectrum Scope.
    When the Spectrum Scope is in operation, the relative
    signal strength of stations on channels immediately adjacent to the current frequency will be indicated on the
    display.
    4. While the Spectrum Scope is activated in the VFO mode,
    press the [B](WID) key to change the visible bandwidth.
    Available selections are ±10 (default), ±15, and ±63 channels. Press the [C](STEP) key to change the channel step
    resolution. Available selections are shown bellow.
    Mode
    Channel Steps (kHz)
    CW, SSB, DIG 1.0 / 2.5 / 5.0
    AM
    2.5 / 5.0 / 9.0 / 10.0 / 12.5 / 25.0
    5.0 / 6.25 / 10.0 / 12.5 / 15.0 / 20.0 /
    FM, PKT
    25.0 / 50.0

    ❒ While the Spectrum Scope is activated, press and hold
    in the [B] key for one second to change the Sweep mode.
    This allows you to switch between “Scanner sweeps just
    once” and “Scanner sweeps continuously (default).”
    ❒ When the Spectrum Scope mode is in the “Scanner
    sweeps just once” mode press and hold in the [A] key
    for one second to restart the Sweep.
    ❒ While the Spectrum Scope is activated, press and hold
    in the [C] key for one second to enable the “Meter peak
    hold” feature.

    1. Set the SQL knob to the point where background noise
    is silenced. A typical setting, for effective Smart Search™
    operation, will be at 12 o’clock or slightly clockwise from
    this position.
    2. Set the VFO to the frequency on which you wish to begin the search (the Smart Search™ feature is available on
    the VFO mode only).
    3. Press the [F] key momentarily, then rotate the MEM/
    VFO CH knob, as needed, until Multi Function Row “f”
    [ARTS, SRCH, PMS] appears on the display.
    4. Now press the [B](SRCH) key momentarily; the blinking “SRCH” indicator will appear on the LCD, and the
    transceiver will sweep upward on the current band, loading channels on which it encounters a signal strong
    enough to open the squelch. All channels where activity
    is present (up to 50 channels) will be loaded into the
    Smart Search™ memories.
    5. Now you can turn the MEM/VFO CH knob to select
    from the just-stored Smart Search™ memories. If you find
    frequencies you wish to store into a “regular” memory,
    just follow the procedures described previously; just
    don’t press the [B](SRCH) key while storing these memories, because this will disable Smart Search™ operation.
    6. To disable Smart Search™ operation, press the [B](SRCH)
    key momentarily.
    The Smart Search™ memories are so-called
    “soft” memories; they will be lost if you initiate
    a new Smart Search™ sweep of the band.

    5. To disable the Spectrum Scope, press the [A](SCOP) key
    once more.
    The receiver’s audio output and S-meter are disabled when using the Spectrum Scope.

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    SCANNING OPERATION
    SCANNING FEATURES
    This transceiver contains a wide variety of scanning capabilities. Whether you are in the VFO mode or one of the
    memory modes, scanning operation is fundamentally identical in all configurations, but with the following differences:
    ❒ In the VFO mode, scanning causes the transceiver to
    sweep up or down the band, pausing or halting on any
    signal encountered;
    ❒ In the Memory mode, the scanner will scan the programmed memories, and can be instructed to skip certain memories during scanning;
    ❒ In the Programmable Memory Scan (PMS) mode, the
    scanner will scan the band within user-programmed frequency limits.

    Scanning Operation
    In order for the FT-897D to scan automatically, the Squelch
    must be set so that the background noise is silenced, because the command to “Stop Scanning” driven by the same
    circuit that causes the green “Busy” LED to light up (when
    noise or a signal is received).
    1. Set the SQL knob to the point where background noise
    is silenced. A typical setting, for effective scanning operation, will be at 12 o’clock or slightly clockwise from
    this position.
    2. Set the transceiver into the operating configuration in
    which you wish to scan (VFO or Memory; PMS will be
    described later).
    3. Press the [F] key momentarily, then rotate the MEM/
    VFO CH knob, as needed, until Multi Function Row
    “g” [SCN, PRI, DW] appears on the display.
    4. Press the [A](SCN) key momentarily to start upward scan
    (toward higher frequencies or higher memory channel
    numbers).
    5. Rotate the DIAL knob or MEM/VFO CH knob counterclockwise to toggle the scanning direction downward.
    6. The scanner will now cause the transceiver to increment
    in the chosen direction until a signal is detected. When a
    signal is encountered which opens the Squelch, it will
    do different things, depending on the operating mode:

    Scan-Resume Choices
    Scanning operation requires that you have the FT-897D’s
    audio squelched. The transceiver then “assumes” that the
    opening of the squelch corresponds to the discovery of a
    signal you may wish to listen to.
    Once the scan has been halted, one of three things may happen:
    TIME (default action): In this mode, the transceiver pauses
    on the signal and stays locked on its frequency for
    five seconds. Thereafter, scanning will resume
    whether or not the other station’s transmission has
    ended. The pause time is adjustable from 1 to 10 seconds via Menu Mode No-078 [SCAN RESUME].
    BUSY: In this mode, the scanner will halt until the other
    station’s transmission ceases (at which point the
    squelch will close). One second after the squelch
    closes, scanning resumes automatically.
    STOP: In this mode, the scanner will find a signal, and lock
    on that frequency without resuming the scan.

    To choose the Scan-Resume mode:
    1. Press and hold in the [F] button for one second to activate the Menu mode.
    2. Rotate the MEM/VFO CH knob to select Menu Mode
    No-077 [SCAN MODE].
    3. Rotate the DIAL knob to select the desired Scan-Resume
    mode.
    4. Press and hold in the [F] button for one second to exit
    the Menu mode.

    ❍ In the FM/AM modes, the transceiver pauses on the
    signal and stays locked on its frequency for five seconds. Thereafter, scanning will resume whether or
    not the other station’s transmission has ended. While
    the transceiver is in the “Pause” condition, the decimal points in the frequency display area will blink.
    See “Scan-Resume Choices” on next chapter for details of how to customize the resumption of scanning.
    ❍ In the SSB/CW modes, the scanner will slow down
    (but wonn’t stop).
    7. Press the PTT switch on the microphone to cancel scanning.
    You may also press and hold in either the [UP]
    or [DWN] key on the microphone for one second to initiate upward or downward scanning,
    respectively, if Menu Mode No-058 [MIC SCAN] is set to
    “ON.”

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    SCANNING OPERATION
    SCANNING FEATURES

    “PRIORITY CHANNEL” SCANNING

    Scan Skip Programming (Memory Mode Only)

    The FT-897D’s scanning features include a two-channel
    scanning capability which allows you to operate on a VFO
    or Memory channel, while periodically checking a Memory
    Channel “M-001” for activity. If a station is received on the
    Memory Channel “M-001” which is strong enough to open
    the Squelch, the scanner will pause on that station in accordance with the Scan-Resume mode set via Menu Mode No078 [SCAN RESUME]. See page 62.

    Among the memories you have programmed, there may be
    some stations which you do not wish to scan. For example,
    broadcast signals (which are transmitted continuously) will
    cause the scanner to stop, and such channels may be skipped
    so as to avoid this inconvenience.
    To remove a channel from the scanning loop:
    1. Press the [F] key momentarily, then rotate the MEM/
    VFO CH knob, as needed, until Multi Function Row
    “b” [MW, SKIP, TAG] appears on the display.
    2. Recall the memory channel to be skipped.
    3. Press the [B](SKIP) key momentarily. The “hyphen” in
    the memory channel number will change to become a
    “dot;” this shows that this channel now is not included
    in the scanning loop.

    Memory Skip “OFF”

    Memory Skip “ON”

    4. Repeat steps 2 and 3 as many times as necessary to skip
    all the channels you do not wish to scan.
    5. Initiate memory scanning; you will observe that the channels you marked to be skipped are not included in the
    scanning loop.
    6. Press the PTT switch to stop the scan; you may now use
    the MEM/VFO CH knob to step through the channels
    manually - one at a time - and you will observe that the
    “Skipped” channels are, nonetheless, available for recall by manual means.
    7. You may restore a previously-skipped channel to the
    scanning loop by selecting the channel manually, then
    pressing the [B](SKIP) key momentarily so that the “dot”
    changes to become a “hyphen.”

    FT-897D OPERATING MANUAL

    Here is the procedure for activating Priority Channel Dual
    Watch operation:
    1. Rotate the SQL control until the background noise is
    just silenced, then store the frequency to be the “Priority” channel into the Memory Channel “M-001.”
    2. Set the FT-897D for operation on another memory channel, or on a VFO frequency.
    3. Press the [F] key momentarily, then rotate the MEM/
    VFO CH knob, as needed, until Multi Function Row
    “g” [SCN, PRI, DW] appears on the display.
    4. Press the [B](PRI) key momentarily to start the “Priority” monitoring (the “ ” icon will appear at the upper of
    the frequency display). During Priority monitoring, the
    displayed frequency will shift to the
    Priority memory briefly about five
    seconds, while the receiver check for
    the presence of a signal.
    5. When no signal appears on the Priority memory (i.e. the
    squelch remains closed), you can tune, transmit and receive on the VFO, or select and operate on other memories.
    6. If a station you wish to talk with appears on the Priority
    channel, press the PTT switch momentarily while receiving their signal (no transmission will occur) to halt
    Priority scanning. Otherwise, when a signal appears on
    the Priority channel, Priority monitoring will just pause
    on the channel. Priority monitoring will resume.
    7. To cancel Priority monitoring, press again the [B](PRI)
    key.

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    SCANNING OPERATION
    PROGRAMMABLE MEMORY SCAN
    (PMS) OPERATION
    To limit scanning (and manual tuning) within a particular
    frequency range, you can use the Programmable Memory
    Scanning (PMS) feature, which utilizes 10 special-purpose
    memory pairs (“M-P1L/ M-P1U” through “M-P5L/ MP5U”). The PMS feature is especially useful in helping you
    to observe any operating sub-band limits which apply to your
    Amateur license class.
    PMS setup is simple to accomplish:
    1. Store the upper and lower frequency limits of the desired range into the PMS memory pair (“M-PxL” and
    “M-PxU”)
    2. Switch to the Memory mode by pressing the V/M key
    once, then rotate the DIAL to select the Memory channel “M-PxL” or “M-PxU”.
    3. Press the [F] key momentarily, then rotate the MEM/
    VFO CH knob, as needed, until Multi Function Row “f”
    [ARTS, SRCH, PMS] appears on the display.
    4. Press the [C](PMS) key. The “PMS-x” indication will
    appear at the upper left corner of the LCD, signifying
    that the PMS feature is engaged. Tuning and scanning
    (by pressing the [A](SCN) key on the Multi Function
    Row “g” [SCN, PRI, DW]) are now limited within the
    range between the selected PMS memory pair, keeping
    operation inside this programmed range.
    Example: Limit tuning & scanning to the frequency range
    144.30 - 148.00 MHz
    1. Press the V/M key, as necessary, to recall the VFO mode.
    Tune the MEM/VFO CH or DIAL knob to 144.300 MHz.
    2. Press the [F] key momentarily, then rotate the MEM/
    VFO CH knob, as needed, until Multi Function Row
    “b” [MW, SKIP, TAG] appears on the display.
    3. Press the [A](MW) key momentarily, then turn the MEM/
    VFO CH knob to select memory channel “M-P1L.”
    4. Press and hold in the [A](MW) key for one second to
    write the VFO frequency into “M-P1L.”
    5. Now, tune the MEM/VFO CH or DIAL knob to 148.000
    MHz.
    Press the [A](MW) key momentarily, then turn the MEM/
    VFO CH knob to select memory channel “M-P1U.”
    6. Press and hold the [A](MW) key for one second to write
    the VFO frequency into “M-P1U.”
    7. Press the [F] key momentarily, then rotate the MEM/
    VFO CH knob one click clockwise to recall Multi Function Row “f” [ARTS, SRCH, PMS].
    8. Press the [C](PMS) key momentarily. Tuning and scanning are now limited to the 144.30 - 148.00 MHz range
    until you press the V/M key to return to memory or VFO
    operation.

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    DUAL WATCH OPERATION
    Dual Watch is similar, in some respects, to scanning. In Dual
    Watch, however, the transceiver monitors (squelched) on
    the VFO-A frequency while periodically checking VFO-B
    for activity (or vice-versa). A typical example might be for
    you to set VFO-A to 50.110 MHz, watching for DX stations
    who might call CQ on that frequency, while periodically
    checking 28.885 MHz for stations reporting band openings
    on 6 meters.
    To activate Dual Watch:
    1. Set up transmit and receive operation on VFO-A, establishing your primary monitoring frequency. Set up the
    frequency to be checked periodically on VFO-B.
    2. Recall VFO-A, then rotate the SQL control until the
    background noise is just silenced.
    3. Press the [F] key momentarily, then rotate the MEM/
    VFO CH knob, as needed, until Multi Function Row
    “g” [SCN, PRI, DW] appears on the display.
    4. Press the [C](DW) key momentarily to activate Dual
    Watch operation (the “ ” icon will
    appear at the upper of the frequency
    display). The transceiver will continue to monitor (squelched) on the
    current (VFO-A) frequency, but every five seconds will
    switch briefly to VFO-B frequency, looking for activity.
    5. If a station is detected on the VFO-B frequency, the transceiver will pause on the VFO-B frequency (the decimal
    point in the frequency will blink).
    6. Press the [C](DW) key again to cancel Dual Watch operation (the “ ” icon will disappear).
    Note that pressing the PTT switch on the microphone does not cancel Dual Watch operation.

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    OPERATION ON ALASKA EMERGENCY
    FREQUENCY: 5167.5 kHz
    (U.S. VERSION ONLY)
    Section 97.401(d) of the regulations governing amateur radio in the United States permit emergency amateur communications on the spot frequency of 5167.5 kHz by stations in
    (or within 92.6 km of) the state of Alaska. This frequency is
    only to be used when the immediate safety of human life
    and/or property are threatened, and is never to be used for
    routine communications.
    The FT-897D includes the capability for transmission and
    reception on 5167.5 kHz under such emergency conditions
    via the Menu system. To activate this feature:
    1. Press and hold in the [F] button for one second to activate the Menu mode.
    2. Rotate the MEM/VFO CH knob to select Menu Mode
    No-050 [EMERGENCY].
    3. Rotate the DIAL knob to select “ON.”
    4. Press and hold in the [F] button for one second to exit
    the Menu mode.
    Emergency communication on this spot frequency is now
    possible:
    5. Press the V/M key, as necessary, to enter the Memory
    mode, then rotate the MEM/VFO CH knob to select the
    emergency channel (M-EMG), which is found between
    channels M-P5U and M-001.
    6. Note that the receive-mode CLARIFIER functions normally while using this frequency, but variation of the
    transmit frequency is not possible. Activation of Menu
    Mode No-050 [EMERGENCY] does not enable any other
    out-of-amateur-band capability on the transceiver. The
    full specifications of the FT-897D are not necessarily
    guaranteed on this frequency, but power output and receiver sensitivity should be fully satisfactory for the purpose of emergency communication.
    7. If you wish to disable operation capability on the Alaska
    Emergency Frequency, repeat the procedure detailed
    above, but set Menu Mode No-050 [EMERGENCY] to
    “OFF” in step 3 of the procedure.
    In an emergency, note that a half-wave dipole cut for this
    frequency should be approximately 45’3” on each leg (90’6”
    total length).Emergency operation on 5167.5 kHz is shared
    with the Alaska-Fixed Service. This transceiver is not authorized for operation, under the FCC’s Part 87, for aeronautical communications.

    FT-897D OPERATING MANUAL

    CW TRAINING FEATURE
    The FT-897D provides a CW Training feature, which sends
    random Morse Code five-character groups via the sidetone
    (heard in the speaker), so you can improve your CW proficiency whether or not the bands are open.
    1. Press and hold in the [F] key for one second to enter the
    Menu mode.
    2. Rotate the MEM/VFO CH knob to select Menu Mode
    No-031 [CW TRAINING].
    3. Rotate the DIAL to select the Training mode:

    4.

    5.
    6.
    7.

    N: Numeric characters only
    A: Alphabet characters only
    AN: Numeric and Alphabet characters (Mixed)
    Press the [B](STRT) key to begin generation of the fivecharacter code groups (CW sidetone only, does not key
    the transmitter).
    When the code group is completed, code, the “Answer”
    will appear on the display.
    Press the [B](STRT) key to generate another code group,
    as above.
    To disable the CW Training feature, press and holding
    the [F] key for one second to exit to normal operation.
    You may adjust the Morse speed by the Menu
    Mode No-030 [CW SPEED].

    PROGRAMMING THE PANEL KEY
    FUNCTIONS
    The Function ([A], [B], [C]) keys in Multi Function Row
    “q” [PG A, PG B, PG C], may each be assigned the function
    of a particular key. These may be used to create a custom set
    of “hot keys” to often-used functions from other Multi Function Rows.
    To assign the key functions:
    1. Press and hold in the [F] button for one second to activate the Menu mode.
    2. Rotate the MEM/VFO CH knob to select Menu Mode
    corresponding to the key to be assigned a function (No065: [PG A] key, No-066: [PG B] key, No-067: [PG C]
    key.
    3. Rotate the DIAL knob to select the feature or function
    you wish to assigned to the key.
    4. When you have completed the set-up, press and hold in
    the [F] button for one second to exit the Menu mode.

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    MISCELLANEOUS SETTINGS
    BEACON FEATURE
    The FT-897D’s unique “Beacon” feature allow you to set up the transceiver to send a repetitive message. For example, on a
    DX-pedition, the FT-897D beacon might be activated on a 50 MHz frequency, to alert DXers as to possible band openings.

    Beacon Text Storage

    Beacon Transmission (On the Air)

    1. Press and hold in the [F] key for one second to enter the
    Menu mode.
    2. Rotate the MEM/VFO CH knob to select Menu Mode
    No-011 [BEACON TEXT 1].
    3. Press the MEM/VFO CH knob to enable storage of the
    Beacon Text (the first character location will be underlined).
    4. Rotate the DIAL to select the first character (number or
    letter) in the Beacon Text you wish to store, then rotate
    the MEM/VFO CH knob one click clockwise to move
    to the next character.
    5. Repeat step 4 as many times as necessary to complete
    the Beacon Text.

    1. Press and hold in the [F] key for one second to enter the
    Menu mode.
    2. Rotate the MEM/VFO CH knob to select Menu Mode
    No-012 [BEACON TIME].
    3. Rotate the DIAL to select the interval time (between message and message) (1 ~ 255 seconds).
    4. Press and hold in the [F] key for one second to exit to
    normal operation.
    5. Press the [F] key momentarily, then rotate the MEM/
    VFO CH knob, as needed, until Multi Function Row
    “o” [PLY1, PLY2, PLY3] appears on the display.
    6. Press the [A](PLY1) key to activate the Beacon Feature.

    ❒ If the Beacon Text is less than 40 characters long,
    add the “ ” mark after the last character to terminate
    the text, then press the MEM/VFO CH knob.
    ❒ If the Beacon Text is more than 40 characters long,
    but less than 79, set the last (40th) character to be
    “ ,” press the MEM/VFO CH knob, then rotate the
    to select “BEACON TEXT 2.” Now repeat step 4.
    ❒ If the Beacon Text is more than 79 characters long,
    up to 118 characters may be stored. In this case, set
    the final character slot in “BEACON TEXT 2” to be
    “ ,” press the MEM/VFO CH knob, then rotate the
    to select “BEACON TEXT 3.” Now repeat step 4.
    ❒ Do not forget to install the “ ” mark after the last
    character, to terminate the text.

    NOTE: When using the “beacon” feature, please disable the
    “VOX” feature.

    6. Press and hold in the [F] key for one second until you
    hear a double beep; the second beep confirms that the
    Beacon text was successfully stored.

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    If you press [B](PLY2) or [C](PLY3), the message will be transmitted, after which the transmission will halt. Operationally, these two keys
    function the same as a traditional CW message keyer.
    7. To disable the transmission from the Beacon, just repeat
    the above procedure, rotating the DIAL to select “OFF”
    in step 3 above.
    You may adjust the CW speed using Menu Mode
    No-030 [CW SPEED].
    You may also send the Beacon Text manually. If this is done,
    all three “Beacon” messages may be used as a traditional
    CW message keyer. To do this:
    1. Press and hold in the [F] key for one second to enter the
    Menu mode.
    2. Rotate the MEM/VFO CH knob to select Menu Mode
    No-012 [BEACON TIME].
    3. Rotate the DIAL to select “OFF.”
    4. Press and hold in the [F] key for one second to exit to
    normal operation.
    5. Press the [F] key momentarily, then rotate the MEM/
    VFO CH knob, as needed, until Multi Function Row
    “o”[PLY1, PLY2, PLY3] appears on the display.
    6. Press the [A](PLY1) key momentarily to send the “BEACON TEXT 1” message.
    Alternatively, pressing the [B](PLY2) or [C](PLY3) key
    will initiate the message at those respective break points.

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    MISCELLANEOUS SETTINGS
    DISPLAY CUSTOMIZATION
    Display Lamp Mode

    Display Color

    The FT-897D illumination lamp has four options for activation of the illumination.

    The LCD color may be changed using the Menu Mode for
    different operating status conditions. For example, the display may be configured to show a different color accord-ing
    to ARTS status, by Band, by Memory Group, by VFO/
    Memory/HOME/QMB status, or may be set to indicate different colors according to meter indication (i.e. signal
    strength, power output, etc.). Two banks (“1” and “2”) of
    color combination patterns are available for all selections
    except “FIX.”

    To set up the Lamp mode:
    1. Press and hold in the [F] button for one second to activate the Menu mode.
    2. Rotate the MEM/VFO CH knob to select Menu Mode
    No-044 [DISP MODE].
    3. Rotate the DIAL knob select the desired mode. Available selections are:
    OFF:
    Disables the LCD illumination.
    AUTO1: Illuminates the LCD for three seconds when
    any button is pressed, or if you rotate the
    MEM/VFO CH knob.
    AUTO2: Illuminates the LCD continuously while the
    FT-897D is operating on an external power
    supply. When using the FNB-78 internal battery in the AUTO2 mode, the LCD will light
    up for three seconds when any button is
    pressed, or if you rotate the MEM/VFO CH
    knob (identical to AUTO1 mode).
    ON:
    Illuminates the LCD continuously.
    4. When you have completed your selection, press and hold
    in the [F] button for one second to exit the Menu mode.

    Display Contrast
    The LCD’s contrast may be adjusted using the Menu Mode,
    as well.
    1. Press and hold in the [F] button for one second to activate the Menu mode.
    2. Rotate the MEM/VFO CH knob to select Menu Mode
    No-042 [DISP CONTRAST].
    3. Rotate the DIAL knob to adjust the contrast. As you make
    the adjustment, you will be able to see the effects of you
    changes.
    4. When you have completed the adjustment, press and hold
    in the [F] button for one second to exit the Menu mode.

    Display Dimmer

    1. Press and hold in the [F] button for one second to activate the Menu mode.
    2. Rotate the MEM/VFO CH knob to select Menu Mode
    No-041 [DISP COLOR].
    3. Rotate the DIAL to select the desired operating status
    which you wish utilize. The default selections are:
    The color changes depending on the “In
    Range” or “Out of Range” status.
    BAND:
    The color changes according to the Band in
    use.
    FIX:
    This is a fixed color.
    MEMGRP: The color changes according to the selected
    Memory Group.
    MODE:
    The color changes according to the selected
    Mode.
    MTR:
    The color changes according to the S-meter,
    PWR-meter, MOD-meter, SWR-meter, or
    ALC-meter reading.
    VFO:
    The color changes according to the VFO/
    Memory/HOME/QMB status.
    ARTS:

    4. Press the MEM/VFO CH knob momentarily, then rotate
    the DIAL to select the desired color bank to be utilized
    in conjunction with the selection made in step 3.
    5. Press the MEM/VFO CH knob momentarily, then rotate
    the DIAL to select the desired color to be utilized for
    this function, in place of the default color.
    6. When you have completed your selection(s), press and
    hold in the [F] button for one second to exit the Menu
    mode.

    The LCD illumination may also be adjusted using the Menu
    Mode.
    1. Press and hold in the [F] button for one second to activate the Menu mode.
    2. Rotate the MEM/VFO CH knob to select Menu Mode
    No-043 [DISP INTENSITY].
    3. Rotate the DIAL knob to adjust the display illumination
    for a comfortable brightness level. As you make the adjustment, you will be able to see the effects of you
    changes.
    4. When you have completed the adjustment, press and hold
    in the [F] button for one second to exit the Menu mode.

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    MENU OPERATION
    The Menu System allows you to customize a wide variety of transceiver performance aspects and operating characteristics.
    Once you have gone through the various Menu customization procedures initially, you will find that you will not have to resort
    to them frequently during everyday operation.

    MENU OPERATION
    1. Press and hold in the [F] key for one second. The Menu
    Item number and a title for the Menu Mode will appear
    in the display.
    2. Rotate the MEM/VFO CH knob to select the Menu Item
    you wish to work on.
    3. When you have chosen the desired Menu Item number,
    rotate the DIAL knob to change the value or condition
    for the Menu Item.
    4. When you have made your selection, press and hold in
    the [F] key for one second to save the new setting and
    exit to the normal operation.
    No Menu Item
    001 EXT MENU

    1) In step 3 above, if you press the [HOME] key
    momentarily, it will reset the setting of that
    Menu Item to its factory-default value.
    2) In step 4 above, if you press the [C] key momentarily,
    you will exit to normal operation without saving the new
    setting.
    3) In step 2 above, press the [A] key momentarily, The
    “hyphen” in the Menu channel number will change to
    become a “dot”; this shows that this Menu now is not included in the recall the Menu Item loop.

    029 CW SIDE TONE

    Function
    Enables/Disables the extended Menu Mode.
    Activates/deactivates the Automatic Repeater Shift feature when
    operating on the 144 MHz band.
    Activates/deactivates the Automatic Repeater Shift feature when
    operating on the 430 MHz band.
    Enabling/disabling the DIAL knob on the AM and FM modes.
    Adjusts the microphone gain level for the AM mode.
    Selects the tuning steps for the MEM/VFO CH knob on the AM mode.
    Selects the Auto Power Off time (time before power goes off).
    Selects the ARTS beep mode.
    Enables/disables the CW identifier during ARTS operation.
    Stores your callsign into the CW identifier.
    Stores the message for the Beacon.
    Selects the interval time (between message and message).
    Selects the beep frequency.
    Selects the beep volume level.
    Sets the Rx Carrier Point for LSB.
    Sets the Tx Carrier Point for LSB
    Sets the Rx Carrier Point for USB
    Sets the Tx Carrier Point for USB
    Sets the transceiver’s circuitry for the CAT baud rate to be used.
    Selects the device which is connected to the CAT/LINEAR jack
    on the rear panel.
    Defines the “control” knob to be used for setting of the clarifier
    offset frequency.
    Selects whether the KEY jack shall be “Enabled” or “Disabled”
    while using the SSB/FM modes.
    Sets the CW carrier oscillator injection side on the CW mode.
    Sets the receiver recovery time during pseudo-VOX CW semibreak-in operation.
    Sets the keyer paddle’s wiring configuration.
    Enables/disables CW keying by the microphone’s [UP]/[DWN]
    keys.
    Setting of the pitch of the CW sidetone, BFO offset, and CW filter
    center frequencies.
    Selects the time delay between when the PTT is keyed and the carrier is transmitted during QSK operation when using the internal keyer.
    Setting of the CW sidetone volume level.

    030 CW SPEED

    Sets the sending speed for the built-in Electronic keyer.

    031
    032
    033
    034
    035

    Sends random Morse Code five-character groups via the sidetone.
    Sets the Dot:Dash ratio for the built-in electronic keyer.
    Setting of the DCS code.
    Selects “Normal” or “Inverted” DCS coding.
    Setting of the DIAL knob’s tuning speed.
    Defines the displayed frequency offset during DIG (USER-L or
    USER-U) mode operation.
    Adjusts the audio input level from terminal equipment during DIG
    (Digital) mode operation.

    002 144MHz ARS
    003 430MHz ARS
    004
    005
    006
    007
    008
    009
    010
    011
    012
    013
    014
    015
    016
    017
    018
    019

    AM&FM DIAL
    AM MIC GAIN
    AM STEP
    APO TIME
    ARTS BEEP
    ARTS ID
    ARTS IDW
    BEACON TEXT 1
    BEACON TIME
    BEEP TONE
    BEEP VOL
    CAR LSB R
    CAR LSB T
    CAR USB R
    CAR USB T
    CAT RATE

    020 CAT/LIN/TUN
    021 CLAR DIAL SEL
    022 CW AUTO MODE
    023 CW BFO
    024 CW DELAY
    025 CW KEY REV
    026 CW PADDLE
    027 CW PITCH
    028 CW QSK

    CW TRAINING
    CW WEIGHT
    DCS CODE
    DCS INV
    DIAL STEP

    036 DIG DISP
    037 DIG GAIN

    Available Values
    ON/OFF

    Default
    OFF

    ON/OFF

    1

    ON/OFF

    1

    ENABLE/DISABLE
    0 ~ 100
    2.5/5/9/10/12.5/25kHz
    OFF/1h ~ 6h
    OFF/RANGE/ALL
    ON/OFF


    OFF/1 sec ~ 255 sec
    440/880/1760 Hz
    0 ~ 100
    –300 ~ +300 Hz
    –300 ~ +300 Hz
    –300 ~ +300 Hz
    –300 ~ +300 Hz
    4800bps/9600bps/38400bps

    DISABLE
    50
    1
    OFF
    RANGE
    OFF
    YAESU

    OFF
    880 Hz
    50
    0 Hz
    0 Hz
    0 Hz
    0 Hz
    4800bps

    CAT/LINEAR/TUNER

    CAT

    CLAR, M/V, MAIN

    CLAR

    ON/OFF

    OFF

    USB/LSB/AUTO

    USB

    FULL/30 ~ 3000 msec

    250 msec

    NORMAL/REVERSE

    NORMAL

    ELEKEY/MICKEY

    ELEKEY

    400 ~ 800 Hz

    700 Hz

    10/15/20/25/30 ms

    10 ms

    0 ~ 100
    4 ~ 60 wpm (1wpm/step)/
    20 ~ 300 cpm (5cpm/step)
    N, A, AN
    1:2.5 ~ 1:4.5
    104 Standard DCS codes
    Tn-Rn/Tn-Riv/Tiv-Rn/Tiv-Riv
    FINE/COARSE

    50
    12 wpm
    (60 cpm)
    N
    1:3.0
    023
    Tn-Rn
    FINE

    –3000 ~ +3000 Hz

    0 Hz

    0 ~ 100

    50

    038 DIG MODE

    Selects the mode and sideband in the DIG (Digital) mode.

    RTTY-L/RTTY-U/PSK31-L/
    PSK31-U/USER-L/USER-U

    RTTY-L

    039 DIG SHIFT

    Defines the carrier frequency offset during DIG (USER-L or USERU) mode operation.

    –3000 ~ +3000 Hz

    0 Hz

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    MENU OPERATION
    No
    040
    041
    042
    043
    044
    045
    046
    047
    048
    049

    Menu Item
    DIG VOX
    DISP COLOR
    DISP CONTRAST
    DISP INTENSITY
    DISP MODE
    DSP BPF WIDTH
    DSP HPF CUTOFF
    DSP LPF CUTOFF
    DSP MIC EQ
    DSP NR LEVEL

    050 EMERGENCY
    051 FM MIC GAIN
    052 FM STEP
    053
    054
    055
    056

    HOME-->VFO
    LOCK MODE
    MEM GROUP
    MEM TAG

    057 MEM/VFO DIAL MODE
    058 MIC SCAN
    059 MIC SEL
    060 MTR ARX SEL
    061 MTR ATX SEL
    062 MTR PEAK HOLD
    063 NB LEVEL
    064 OP FILTER 1
    065 PG A
    066 PG B
    067 PG C
    068 PG ACC
    069 PG P1
    070 PG P2
    071 PKT 1200
    072 PKT 9600
    073 PKT RATE
    074 PROC LEVEL
    075
    076
    077
    078
    079
    080
    081

    RF POWER SET
    RPT SHIFT
    SCAN MODE
    SCAN RESUME
    SPLIT TONE
    SQL/RF GAIN
    SSB MIC GAIN

    082 SSB STEP
    083 TONE FREQ
    084 TOT TIME
    085 TUNER/ATAS
    086
    087
    088
    089
    090

    TX IF FILTER
    VOX DELAY
    VOX GAIN
    XVTR A FREQ
    XVTR B FREQ

    091 XVTR SEL

    Function
    Sets the gain of the VOX circuitry’s input level for the DIG mode.
    Selects the illumination color for each operating status.
    Setting of the display contrast level.
    Setting of the display brightness level.
    Sets up the LCD Lamp mode.
    Setting of the bandwidth for the DSP CW audio filter.
    Adjusts the low-cut characteristics of the DSP HPF filter.
    Adjusts the high-cut characteristics of the DSP LPF filter.
    Sets the DSP microphone equalization pattern.
    Setting of the degree of DSP Noise Reduction.
    Enables Tx/Rx operation on the Alaska Emergency Channel,
    5167.5 kHz.
    Adjusts the microphone gain level for the FM mode.
    Selects the tuning steps for the MEM/VFO CH knob in the FM
    mode.
    Enables/disables the moving of HOME channel data to the VFO.
    Selects the operation of the front panel’s LOCK key.
    Enables/disables the memory grouping feature.
    Stores Alpha-Numeric “Tags” for the memory channels.
    Selects the function which is engaged when you press the MEM/
    VFO CH knob.
    Enables/disables scanning access via the microphone’s [UP]/
    [DWN] keys.
    The choice of the equipment which connects to the MIC jack.
    Select the meter display configuration while the transceiver is
    receiving.
    Selects the meter display configuration while the transceiver is
    transmitting.
    Enabling/disabling of the “peak hold” function of the meter.
    Setting of the blanking level for the IF Noise Blanker.
    Not available at this time.
    Programming the [A] key (in the Operating Function Row 17)
    function.
    Programming the [B] key (in the Operating Function Row 17)
    function.
    Programming the [C] key (in the Operating Function Row 17)
    function.
    Programming the optional MH-59A8J microphone’s [ACC]
    button assignment.
    Programming the optional MH-59A8J microphone’s [P1] button
    assignment.
    Programming the optional MH-59A8J microphone’s [P2] button
    assignment.
    Adjusts the audio input level from the TNC during 1200 bps Packet
    operation.
    Adjusts the audio input level from the TNC during 9600 bps Packet
    operation.
    Sets the transceiver’s circuitry for the Packet baud rate to be used.
    Sets the compression level for the AF speech processor in the
    SSB/AM modes.
    Setting of the maximum power level for the current band.
    Sets the magnitude of the repeater shift.
    Selects the desired Scan-Resume mode.
    Sets the delay time for scanning resumption.
    Enables/disables split CTCSS/DCS cording.
    Selects the configuration of the front panel’s SQL/RF knob.
    Adjusts the microphone gain level for the SSB mode.
    Selects the tuning steps for the MEM/VFO CH knob on the SSB
    mode.
    Setting of the CTCSS Tone Frequency.
    Select the Automatic Power Off time.
    Selects the device (FC-30 or ATAS-100/-120) to be controlled via
    the front panel’s [A](TUNE) key.
    Selects the Transmit IF filter.
    Sets the “hang time” for the VOX circuitry.
    Sets the gain of the VOX circuitry’s input audio detector.
    Allows an arbitrary frequency to be set on the display, to allow
    direct frequency readout during transverter operation.
    Enables/disables/selects the antenna port to be used for
    Transverter operation.

    Available Values
    0 ~ 100

    0 ~ 13
    0 (Dim) ~ 3 (Bright)
    OFF/AUTO1/AUTO2/ON
    60/120/240 Hz
    100 ~ 1000 Hz
    1000 ~ 6000 Hz
    OFF/LPF/HPF/BOTH
    1 ~ 16

    Default
    0

    5
    3
    AUTO2
    240 Hz
    100 Hz
    6000 Hz
    OFF
    8

    ON/OFF

    OFF

    0 ~ 100
    5/6.25/10/12.5/15/20/25/
    50 kHz
    ON/OFF
    DIAL/FREQ/PANEL/ALL
    ON/OFF

    CW SIDETONE, CW SPEED,
    MHz/MEM GRP, MIC GAIN,
    NB LEVEL, RF POWER, STEP

    50
    2
    ON
    DIAL
    OFF

    MHz/MEM GRP

    ON/OFF

    ON

    NOR/RMT/CAT

    NOR

    SIG, CTR, VLT, N/A, FS, OFF SIG
    PWR, ALC, MOD, SWR,
    VLT, N/A, OFF
    ON/OFF
    0 ~ 100


    PWR
    ON
    50

    MONI
    Q.SPL

    All Multi Function, all Menu
    Item, MONI, Q.SPL, TCALL,
    ATC, and USER.

    ATC
    MONI
    Q.SPL
    TCALL

    0 ~ 100

    50

    0 ~ 100

    50

    1200/9600 (bps)

    1200 bps

    0 ~ 100

    50

    5 ~ 100
    0.00 ~ 99.99 (MHz)
    TIME/BUSY/STOP
    1 ~ 10 (sec)
    ON/OFF
    RF-GAIN/SQL
    0 ~ 100

    100
    2
    TIME
    5 sec
    OFF
    1
    50

    1kHz/2.5kHz/5kHz

    2.5 kHz

    50 Standard CTCSS tones
    OFF/1 ~ 20 (min)
    OFF/ATAS(HF)/ATAS(HF&50)
    /ATAS(ALL)/TUNER
    CFIL/FIL1/FIL2
    100 ~ 3000 (ms)
    1 ~ 100

    88.5 Hz
    OFF
    OFF

    00,000,00 ~ 99,999,99 (kHz)



    OFF/X VTR A/X VTR B

    OFF

    CFIL
    500 ms
    50

    1: Depends Mon transceiver version.
    2: Depends on operating band and transceiver version.

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    MENU OPERATION
    MENU MODE No- 001 [EXT MENU]
    Function: Enables/Disables the extended Menu Mode.
    Available Values: ON/OFF
    Default: OFF
    MENU MODE No •002 [144 MHz ARS]
    Function: Activates/deactivates the Aut omatic Repeater
    Shift feature when operating on the 144 MHz band.
    Available Values: ON/OFF
    Default: ON (depending on transceiver version)
    MENU MODE No •003 [430 MHz ARS]
    Function: Activates/deactivates the Automatic Repeater
    Shift feature when operating on the 430 MHz band.
    Available Values: ON/OFF
    Default: ON (depending on transceiver version)
    MENU MODE No •004 [AM&FM DIAL]
    Function: Enabling/disabling of the DIAL knob on the AM
    and FM modes.
    Available Values: ENABLE/DISABLE
    Default: DISABLE
    MENU MODE No- 005 [AM MIC GAIN]
    Function: Adjusts the microphone gain level for the AM
    mode.
    Available Values: 0 ~ 100
    Default: 50
    MENU MODE No- 006 [AM STEP]
    Function: Selects the tuning steps for the MEM/VFO CH
    knob on the AM mode.
    Available Values: 2.5/5/9/10/12.5/25kHz
    Default: 5 kHz (depending on transceiver version)
    MENU MODE No- 007 [APO TIME]
    Function: Selects the Auto Power Off time (time before
    power goes off).
    Available Values: OFF/1h ~ 6h
    Default: OFF
    MENU MODE No •008 [ARTS BEEP]
    Function: Selects the ARTS beep mode.
    Available Values: OFF/RANGE/ALL
    Default: RANGE
    OFF:
    No alert beeps sound; you must look at the display to determine current ARTS status.
    RANGE: A high tone beep will sound when the transceiver
    first detects that you are within range, and a low
    beep will sound when the other station goes out
    of range.
    ALL:
    A high tone beep will sound every time a polling
    transmission is received from the other station,
    and a low beep will sound once when the other
    station goes out of range.

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    MENU MODE No •009 [ARTS ID]
    Function: Enables/disables the CW identifier during ARTS
    operation.
    Available Values: ON/OFF
    Default: OFF
    MENU MODE No•010 [ARTS IDW]
    Function: Stores your callsign into the CW identifier. Up to
    ten characters may be stored. The storage procedure is as
    follows:
    1. Press the MEM/VFO CH knob momentarily to initiate
    callsign storage (the first character location of the callsign
    will be underlined).
    2. Rotate the DIAL knob to select the first letter/number of
    your callsign, then rotate the MEM/VFO CH knob one
    click clockwise to save the first letter/number and move
    to the next entry position.
    3. Repeat the previous step as many times as necessary to
    complete your callsign.
    4. Press the MEM/VFO CH knob to save your completed
    callsign and exit.
    Default: YAESU
    MENU MODE No •011 [BEACON TEXT 1]
    Function: Stores the message for the Beacon. Up to 40 characters may be stored. The storage procedure is as follows:
    1. Press and hold in the [F] key for one second to enter the
    Menu mode.
    2. Rotate the MEM/VFO CH knob to select Menu Mode
    No-011 [BEACON TEXT 1].
    3. Press the MEM/VFO CH knob to enable storage of the
    Beacon Text (the first character location will be underlined).
    4. Rotate the DIAL to select the first character (number or
    letter) in the Beacon Text you wish to store, then rotate
    the MEM/VFO CH knob one click clockwise to move
    to the next character.
    5. Repeat step 4 as many times as necessary to complete
    the Beacon Text.
    If the Beacon Text is less than 40 characters or more
    than 40 characters, see page 50 for details.
    MENU MODE No •012 [BEACON TIME]
    Function: Selects the interval time (between message and
    message).
    Available Values: OFF/1 sec ~ 255 sec
    Default: OFF
    MENU MODE No•013 [BEEP TONE]
    Function: Selects the beep frequency.
    Available Values: 440/880/1760 Hz
    Default: 880 Hz
    MENU MODE No- 014 [BEEP VOL]
    Function: Selects the beep volume level.
    Available Values: 0 ~ 100
    Default: 50
    Press the [B] key to monitor the level during adjustment.

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    MENU OPERATION
    MENU MODE No •015 [CAR LSB R]
    Function: Sets the Rx Carrier Point for LSB.
    Available Values: –300 ~ +300 Hz
    Default: 0 Hz
    MENU MODE No •016 [CAR LSB T]
    Function: Sets the Tx Carrier Point for LSB
    Available Values: –300 ~ +300 Hz
    Default: 0 Hz
    MENU MODE No •017 [CAR USB R]
    Function: Sets the Rx Carrier Point for USB
    Available Values: –300 ~ +300 Hz
    Default: 0 Hz
    MENU MODE No•018 [CAR USB T]
    Function: Sets the Tx Carrier Point for USB
    Available Values: –300 ~ +300 Hz
    Default: 0 Hz
    MENU MODE No•019 [CAT RATE]
    Function: Sets the transceiver’s circuitry for the CAT baud
    rate to be used.
    Available Values: 4800bps/9600bps/38400bps
    Default: 4800bps

    MENU MODE No- 024 [CW DELAY]
    Function: Sets the receiver recovery time during pseudoVOX CW semi-break-in operation.
    Available Values: FULL/30 ~ 3000 msec
    Default: 250 msec
    The recovery time may be adjusted in steps of 10 msec. A
    longer delay may be preferable if you pause frequently while
    sending.
    MENU MODE No•025 [CW KEY REV]
    Function: Sets the keyer paddle’s wiring configuration.
    Available Values: NORMAL/REVERSE
    Default: NORMAL
    NORMAL: Keyer paddle polarity is normal. The “tip” plug
    connection produces dots, and the “ring” plug
    connection produces dashes.
    REVERSE: Keyer paddle polarity is inverted. The “tip”
    paddle produces dashes, and the “ring” paddle
    produces dots.

    MENU MODE No •020 [CAT/LIN/TUN]
    Function: Selects the device which is connected to the
    CAT/LINEAR jack on the rear panel.
    Available Values: CAT/LINEAR/TUNER
    Default: CAT

    MENU MODE No •026 [CW PADDLE]
    Function: Enables/disables CW keying by the microphone’s
    [UP]/[DWN] keys.
    Available Values: ELEKEY/MICKEY
    Default: ELEKEY
    When this Menu Item is set to “MICKEY,” press the
    microphone’s [UP] key to send a “dot,” and press the
    microphone’s [DWN] key to send a “dash” (while the builtin electronic keyer is engaged).

    MENU MODE No •021 [CLAR DIAL SEL]
    Function: Defines the “control” knob to be used for setting
    of the clarifier offset frequency.
    Available Values: CLAR, M/V, MAIN (Clarifier/Selector/
    Main Dial Knobs)
    Default: CLAR

    MENU MODE No- 027 [CW PITCH]
    Function: Setting of the pitch of the CW sidetone, BFO
    offset, and CW filter center frequencies.
    Available Values: 400 ~ 800 Hz
    Default: 700 Hz
    The CW pitch may be adjusted in steps of 100 Hz.

    MENU MODE No- 022 [CW AUTO MODE]
    Function: Selects whether the KEY jack shall be “Enabled”
    or “Disabled” while using the SSB/FM modes.
    Available Values: ON/OFF
    Default: OFF
    OFF: The KEY jack is enabled on the CW mode only.
    ON: The KEY jack is enabled on all modes (SSB mode:
    A1, FM mode: F2). Thus, on SSB, you can ask a
    station for a CW QSO without having to change your
    FT-897D’s Mode selection, if Menu #022 is set to
    “On.”

    MENU MODE No•028 [CW QSK]
    Function: Selects the time delay between when the PTT is
    keyed and the carrier is transmitted during QSK operation
    when using the internal keyer.
    Available Values: 10/15/20/25/30 ms
    Default: 10 ms
    Note: If you select “25 (or 30) ms,” please do not attempt
    to set Menu [No-030 CW SPEED] to a speed faster than
    “50 (42) wpm,” as the delay will make it impossible to transmit.

    MENU MODE No•023 [CW BFO]
    Function: Sets the CW carrier oscillator injection side on
    the CW mode.
    Available Values: USB/LSB/AUTO
    Default: USB
    USB: Injects the CW carrier oscillator on the USB side
    LSB: Injects the CW carrier oscillator on the LSB side
    AUTO: Injects the CW carrier oscillator on the LSB side
    while operating on the 10 MHz band and below, USB
    side while operate on the 10 MHz band and up.

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    MENU MODE No- 029 [CW SIDE TONE]
    Function: Setting of the CW sidetone volume level.
    Available Values: 0 ~ 100
    Default: 50

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    MENU OPERATION
    MENU MODE No- 030 [CW SPEED]
    Function: Sets the sending speed for the built-in Electronic
    keyer.
    Available Values: 4wpm ~ 60 wpm (1wpm/step)/20cpm ~
    300 cpm (5cpm/step)
    Default: 12 wpm (60 cpm)
    You can set the sending speed according to either of two
    units of speed (wpm: words per minute; cpm: characters
    per minute)
    To switch units between “wpm” and “cpm,” just press the
    MEM/VFO CH knob.
    MENU MODE No•031 [CW TRAINING]
    Function: Sends random Morse Code five-character groups
    via the sidetone.
    Available Values: N / A / AN
    Default: N
    N: Numeric characters only
    A: Alphabet characters only
    AN: Numeric and Alphabet characters (Mixed)
    MENU MODE No•032 [CW WEIGHT]
    Function: Sets the Dot:Dash ratio for the built-in electronic
    keyer.
    Available Values: 1:2.5 ~ 1:4.5
    Default: 1:3.0
    MENU MODE No- 033 [DCS CODE]
    Function: Setting of the DCS code.
    Available Values: 104 Standard DCS codes
    Default: 023
    You can set the DSC codes for Encode and Decode separately.
    To switch between “ENCODE” and “DECODE,” just press
    the MEM/VFO CH knob.
    MENU MODE No •034 [DCS INV]
    Function: Selects “Normal” or “Inverted” DCS coding.
    Available Values: Tn-Rn/Tn-Riv/Tiv-Rn/Tiv-Riv
    Default: Tn-Rn
    “n” = “normal”
    “iv” = “inverted”
    MENU MODE No- 035 [DIAL STEP]
    Function: Setting of the DIAL knob’s tuning speed.
    Available Values: FINE/COARSE
    Default: FINE
    You may choose between two speeds for the DIAL knob.
    Selecting “COARSE” doubles the tuning rate compared to
    the default value.
    FINE:
    10 Hz/step @SSB/CW mode, 100 Hz/step @AM/
    FM
    COARSE: 20 Hz/step @SSB/CW mode, 200 Hz/step @AM/
    FM
    MENU MODE No •036 [DIG DISP]
    Function: Defines the displayed frequency offset during
    DIG (USER-L or USER-U) mode operation.
    Available Values: –3000 ~ +3000 Hz
    Default: 0 Hz

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    MENU MODE No•037 [DIG GAIN]
    Function: Adjusts the audio input level from terminal equipment (such as a TNC or PSK-31 sound card) during DIG
    (Digital) mode operation.
    Available Values: 0 ~ 100
    Default: 50
    MENU MODE No•038 [DIG MODE]
    Function: Selects the mode and sideband (if applicable) in
    the DIG (Digital) mode.
    Available Values: RTTY-L/RTTY-U/PSK31-L/PSK31-U/
    USER-L/USER-U
    Default: RTTY-L
    AFSK RTTY operation on the LSB mode
    AFSK RTTY operation on the USB mode
    PSK-31 operation on the LSB mode
    PSK-31 operation on the USB mode
    User-programmed costume operation based on
    LSB mode
    USER-U: User-programmed costume operation based on
    USB mode
    RTTY-L:
    RTTY-U:
    PSK31-L:
    PSK31-U:
    USER-L:

    In the USER-L and USER-U modes, you can
    define the display frequency offset and carrier
    frequency offset by Menu Mode No-036 [DIG
    DISP] and No-039 [DIG SHIFT].
    MENU MODE No•039 [DIG SHIFT]
    Function: Defines the carrier frequency offset during DIG
    (USER-L or USER-U) mode operation.
    Available Values: –3000 ~ +3000 Hz
    Default: 0 Hz
    MENU MODE No •040 [DIG VOX]
    Function: Sets the gain of the VOX circuitry’s input level
    for the DIG mode.
    Available Values: 0 ~ 100
    Default: 0
    Note: When you wish to use “DIG VOX,” press the [F] key
    momentarily, then rotate the MEM/VFO CH knob, until you
    reach Multi Function Row “d” [RPT, REV, VOX], then press
    the [C](VOX) key. The parentheses and “ ” icon will disappear, signifying that the (SSB/AM/FM voice) VOX system has been turned off. Despite these indicators having
    disappeared, the Digital Mode “VOX” system will still be
    active, allowing audio input from a TNC or sound card to
    engage the transmitter.
    MENU MODE No- 041 [DISP COLOR]
    Function: Selects the illumination color for each operating
    status.
    Available Values: ARTS/BAND/FIX/MEMGRP/MODE/
    MTR/VFO
    Default: FIX
    MENU MODE No- 042 [DISP CONTRAST]
    Function: Setting of the display contrast level.
    Available Values: 1 ~ 13
    Default: 5

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    MENU OPERATION
    MENU MODE No- 043 [DISP INTENSITY]
    Function: Setting of the display brightness level.
    Available Values: 0 (Dim) ~ 3 (Bright)
    Default: 3
    MENU MODE No •044 [DISP MODE]
    Function: Sets up the LCD Lamp mode.
    Available Values: OFF/AUTO1/AUTO2/ON
    Default: AUTO2
    OFF:
    Disables the LCD illumination.
    AUTO1: Illuminates the LCD for three seconds when any
    button is pressed, or if you rotate the MEM/VFO
    CH knob.
    AUTO2: Illuminates the LCD continuously while the FT897D is operating on an external power supply.
    When using the FNB-78 internal battery in the
    AUTO2 mode, the LCD will light up for three seconds when any button is pressed, or if you rotate
    the MEM/VFO CH knob (identical to AUTO1
    mode).
    ON:
    Illuminates the LCD continuously.
    MENU MODE No- 045 [DSP BPF WIDTH]
    Function: Setting of the bandwidth for the DSP CW audio
    filter.
    Available Values: 60/120/240 Hz
    Default: 240
    MENU MODE No- 046 [DSP HPF CUTOFF]
    Function: Adjusts the low-cut characteristics of the DSP
    HPF filter.
    Available Values: 100/160/220/280/340/400/460/520/580/
    640/700/760/820/880/940/1000 (Hz)
    Default: 100
    This Menu Item determines the low-cut frequency of the DSP HPF filter in the SSB, AM,
    and FM modes. Generally, acceptable voice fidelity will be obtained only if you do not set this parameter
    much above 400 Hz.
    MENU MODE No- 047 [DSP LPF CUTOFF]
    Function: Adjusts the high-cut characteristics of the DSP
    LPF filter.
    Available Values: 1000/1160/1320/1480/1650/1800/1970/
    2130/2290/2450/2610/2770/2940/3100/3260/3420/3580/
    3740/3900/4060/4230/4390/4550/4710/4870/5030/5190/
    5390/5520/5680/5840/6000 (Hz)
    Default: 6000
    This Menu Item determines the high-cut frequency of the DSP LPF filter in the SSB, AM,
    and FM modes. Best voice-mode interference
    rejection will usually be obtained with a setting of between
    2130 and 2770 Hz.

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    MENU MODE No- 048 [DSP MIC EQ]
    Function: Sets the DSP microphone equalization pattern.
    Available Values: OFF/LPF/HPF/BOTH
    Default: OFF
    OFF: This function is disabled.
    LPF: Lower frequencies are emphasized.
    HPF: Higher frequencies are emphasized.
    BOTH:Mid-range frequencies are emphasized.
    MENU MODE No- 049 [DSP NR LEVEL]
    Function: Setting of the degree of DSP Noise Reduction.
    Available Values: 1 ~ 16
    Default: 8
    MENU MODE No•050 [EMERGENCY]: USA Version only
    Function: Enables Tx/Rx operation on the Alaska Emergency Channel, 5167.5 kHz.
    Available Values: ON/OFF
    Default: OFF
    When this Menu Item is set to “ON,” the spot frequency of
    5167.5 kHz will be enabled. To get to this frequency, use
    the MEM/VFO CH knob to navigate; the Alaska Emergency
    Channel will be found between the Memory channel “MP20U” and “M-001.”
    Use of this frequency is restricted to amateurs
    operating in (or within 92.6 km of) the U.S. State
    of Alaska, and it is to be used for emergency
    communications only (involving the immediate protection
    of life or property).
    MENU MODE No•051 [FM MIC GAIN]
    Function: Adjusts the microphone gain level for the FM
    mode.
    Available Values: 0 ~ 100
    Default: 50
    MENU MODE No- 052 [FM STEP]
    Function: Selects the tuning steps for the MEM/VFO CH
    knob in the FM mode.
    Available Values: 5/6.25/10/12.5/15/20/25/50 kHz
    Default: Depends on operating band and transceiver version.
    MENU MODE No •053 [HOME VFO]
    Function: Enables/disables the moving of HOME channel
    data to the VFO.
    Available Values: ON/OFF
    Default: ON
    Recall the HOME channel, then rotate the “DIAL” or “MEM/
    VFO CH” knob.
    The data will now have been copied to the current VFO,
    although the original HOME contents will remain intact on
    the previously-stored HOME channel.

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    MENU OPERATION
    MENU MODE No •054 [LOCK MODE]
    Function: Selects the operation of the front panel’s LOCK
    key.
    Available Values: DIAL/FREQ/PANEL/ALL
    Default: DIAL
    DIAL:
    Locks the DIAL knob only.
    FREQ:
    Locks the front panel keys and knobs related to
    frequency control (such as BAND ( UP ) and
    BAND(DWN) key, [A](A/B) key., etc.)
    PANEL: Locks all front panel keys and knobs (except
    POWER and LOCK keys)
    ALL:
    Locks all front panel keys and knobs (except
    POWER and LOCK keys) and microphone keys.
    MENU MODE No •055 [MEM GROUP]
    Function: Enables/disables the memory grouping feature.
    Available Values: OFF/ON
    Default: OFF
    When this Menu Item is set to “ON,” the 200 “standard”
    memory channels are partitioned into ten Memory Groups,
    each holding up to 20 memory channels.
    MEMORY CHANNEL NUMBER
    MEMORY GROUP “OFF”
    M-001 ~ M-020
    M-021 ~ M-040
    M-041 ~ M-060
    M-061 ~ M-080
    M-081 ~ M-100
    M-101 ~ M-120
    M-121 ~ M-140
    M-141 ~ M-160
    M-161 ~ M-180
    M-181 ~ M-200
    M-P1L ~ M-P5U

    MEMORY GROUP “ON”
    Ma-01 ~ Ma-20
    Mb-01 ~ Mb-20
    Mc-01 ~ Mc-20
    Md-01 ~ Md-20
    Me-01 ~ Me-20
    Mf-01 ~ Mf-20
    Mg-01 ~ Mg-20
    Mh-01 ~ Mh-20
    Mi-01 ~ Mi-20
    Mj-01 ~ Mj-20
    Mk-1L ~ Mk-5U

    MENU MODE No •056 [MEM TAG]
    Function: Stores Alpha-Numeric “Tags” for the memory
    channels.
    Up to eight characters may be stored. The storage procedure is as follows:
    1. Recall the memory channel onto which you wish to appended a label.
    2. Press and hold in the [F] key for one second to enter the
    Menu mode.
    3. Rotate the MEM/VFO CH knob to recall Menu Mode
    No-056 [MEM TAG].
    4. Press the MEM/VFO CH knob to enable the programming of the label.
    5. Rotate the DIAL knob to select the first character (number, letter, or symbol) in the name you with to store, then
    rotate the MEM/VFO CH knob clockwise to move to
    the next character.
    6. Again rotate the DIAL knob to select the next number,
    letter, or symbol, then rotate the MEM/VFO CH knob
    clockwise to move to the next character’s slot.
    7. Repeat step 6 as many times as necessary to complete
    the name tag for the memory, then press and hold in the
    [F] key for one second to save the A/N (Alpha-Numeric)
    name entry and exit to normal operation.
    8. During Memory operation, press the [F] key momen-

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    tarily, then rotate the MEM/VFO CH knob, as needed,
    until Multi Function Row “b” [MW, MCLR, TAG] appears on the display. Press the [C](TAG) key momentarily to activate the alpha-numeric Tag. Repeatedly
    pressing this key will toggle operation between “Frequency” display and “Tag” display.
    You can recall Menu Mode No-056 [MEM
    TAG] instantly by pressing and holding in the
    [C](TAG) key for one second.
    MENU MODE No•057 [MEM/VFO DIAL MODE]
    Function: Selects the function which is engaged when you
    press the MEM/VFO CH knob.
    Available Values: CW SIDETONE, CW SPEED, MHz/
    MEM GRP, MIC GAIN, NB LEVEL, RF POWER/STEP
    Default: MHz/MEM GRP
    MENU MODE No•058 [MIC SCAN]
    Function: Enables/disables scanning access via the
    microphone’s [UP]/[DWN] keys.
    Available Values: OFF/ON
    Default: ON
    MENU MODE No •059 [MIC SEL]
    Function: The choice of the equipment which connects to
    the MIC jack.
    Available Values: NOR/RMT/CAT
    Default: NOR
    NOR: Normal Microphone.
    RMT: Optional MH-59A8J Remote Microphone.
    CAT: CAT system: if you are using the op- TXD RXD GND
    tional FC-30 antenna tuner, you can
    still use the CAT system by connecting the serial Data cable to the MIC
    jack.
    MENU MODE No•060 [MTR ARX SEL]
    Function: Select the meter display configuration while the
    transceiver is receiving.
    Available Values: SIG, CTR, VLT, N/A, FS, OFF
    Default: SIG
    SIG: Indicates the incoming signal strength.
    CTR: Discriminator center meter.
    VLT: Indicates the battery voltage.
    N/A: Not available at this time.
    FS: Applies a calibration signal (1 mA for full scale) at
    the METER Jack on the transceiver bottom, for adjustment of an external meter’s calibration.
    You may adjust the external potentiometer in your
    metering system so that the external meter reading is
    full scale.
    OFF: Disables the meter.

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    MENU OPERATION
    MENU MODE No •061 [MTR ATX SEL]
    Function: Selects the meter display configuration while the
    transceiver is transmitting.
    Available Values: PWR, ALC, MOD, SWR, VLT, N/A, OFF
    Default: PWR
    PWR: Indicates the relative transmit power.
    ALC: Indicates the relative Automatic Level Control voltage.
    MOD: Indicates the deviation level.
    SWR: I n d i c a t e s t h e S t a n d i n g Wa v e R a t i o
    (forward:reflected).
    VLT: Indicates the battery voltage.
    N/A: Not available at this time.
    OFF: Disables the meter.
    MENU MODE No- 062 [MTR PEAK HOLD]
    Function: Enabling/disabling of the “peak hold” function
    of the meter.
    Available Values: OFF/ON
    Default: ON
    MENU MODE No- 063 [NB LEVEL]
    Function: Setting of the blanking level for the IF Noise
    Blanker.
    Available Values: 0 ~ 100
    Default: 50
    MENU MODE No •064 [OP FILTER 1]
    Not available at this time.
    MENU MODE No •065 [PG A]
    Function: Programming the [A] key (in the Operating Function Row 17) function.
    Available Values: All Multi Function , all Menu Item,
    MONI, Q.SPL, TCALL, ATC and USER.
    Default: MONI
    MENU MODE No •066 [PG B]
    Function: Programming the [B] key (in the Operating Function Row 17) function.
    Available Values: All Multi Function , all Menu Item,
    MONI, Q.SPL, TCALL, ATC and USER.
    Default: Q.SPL
    MENU MODE No•067 [PG C]
    Function: Programming the [C] key (in the Operating Function Row 17) function.
    Available Values: All Multi Function , all Menu Item,
    MONI, Q.SPL, TCALL, ATC and USER.
    Default: ATC
    MENU MODE No•068 [PG ACC]
    Function: Programming the optional MH-59 A8J
    microphone’s [ACC] button assignment.
    Available Values: All Multi Functions, all Menu Items (except Menu #065 through 070), MONI, Q.SPL, TCALL, ATC
    and USER.
    Default: MONI

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    MENU MODE No •069 [PG P1]
    Function: Programming the optional MH-59 A8J
    microphone’s [P1] button assignment.
    Available Values: All Multi Functions, all Menu Items (except Menu #065 through 070), MONI, Q.SPL, TCALL, ATC
    and USER.
    Default: Q.SPL
    MENU MODE No •070 [PG P2]
    Function: Programming the optional MH-59 A8J
    microphone’s [P2] button assignment.
    Available Values: All Multi Functions, all Menu Items (except Menu #065 through 070), MONI, Q.SPL, TCALL, ATC
    and USER.
    Default: TCALL
    MENU MODE No •071 [PKT1200]
    Function: Adjusts the audio input level from the TNC during 1200 bps Packet operation.
    Available Values: 0 ~ 100
    Default: 50
    MENU MODE No •072 [PKT9600]
    Function: Adjusts the audio input level from the TNC during 9600 bps Packet operation.
    Available Values: 0 ~ 100
    Default: 50
    MENU MODE No •073 [PKT RATE]
    Function: Sets the transceiver’s circuitry for the Packet baud
    rate to be used.
    Available Values: 1200/9600 (bps)
    Default: 1200 (bps)
    MENU MODE No- 074 [PROC LEVEL]
    Function: Sets the compression level for the AF speech processor in the SSB/AM modes.
    Available Values: 0 ~ 100
    Default: 50
    MENU MODE No- 075 [RF POWER SET]
    Function: Setting of the maximum power level for the current band.
    Available Values: 5 ~ 100
    Default: 100
    MENU MODE No- 076 [RPT SHIFT]
    Function: Sets the magnitude of the repeater shift.
    Available Values: 0.00 ~ 99.99 (MHz)
    Default: Depends on operating band and transceiver version.

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    MENU OPERATION
    MENU MODE No•077 [SCAN MODE]
    Function: Selects the desired Scan-Resume mode.
    Available Values: TIME/BUSY/STOP
    Default: TIME
    This Menu Item allows you to select your favorite method
    of scan-restart after the scanner has stopped on an incoming
    signal (when the squelch opens).
    TIME: The scanner will hold for a fixed length of time, set
    via MENU MODE No-078 [SCAN RESUME], then
    resume whether or not the other station is still transmitting.
    BUSY: The scanner will hold until the signal disappears, then
    will resume after one second.
    STOP: The scanner will stop when a signal is received, and
    will not restart.
    MENU MODE No •078 [SCAN RESUME]
    Function: Sets the delay time for scanning resumption.
    Available Values: 1 ~ 10 (sec)
    Default: 5
    MENU MODE No •079 [SPLIT TONE]
    Function: Enables/disables split CTCSS/DCS cording.
    Available Values: OFF/ON
    Default: OFF
    MENU MODE No - 080 [SQL/RF GAIN]
    Function: Selects the configuration of the front panel’s SQL/
    RF knob.
    Available Values: RF-GAIN/SQL
    Default: Depends on transceiver version.
    MENU MODE No- 081 [SSB MIC GAIN]
    Function: Adjusts the microphone gain level for the SSB
    mode.
    Available Values: 0 ~ 100
    Default: 50
    MENU MODE No- 082 [SSB STEP]
    Function: Selects the tuning steps for the MEM/VFO CH
    knob on the SSB mode.
    Available Values: 1kHz/2.5kHz/5kHz
    Default: 2.5kHz
    MENU MODE No- 083 [TONE FREQ]
    Function: Setting of the CTCSS Tone Frequency.
    Available Values: 50 Standard CTCSS tones
    Default: 88.5 Hz
    MENU MODE No- 084 [TOT TIME]
    Function: Select the Automatic Power Off time.
    Available Values: OFF/1 ~ 20 (min)
    Default: OFF

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    MENU MODE No •085 [TUNER/ATAS]
    Function: Selects the device (FC-30 or ATAS-100/-120)
    to be controlled via the front panel’s [A](TUNE) key.
    Available Values: OFF/ATAS(HF)/ATAS(HF&50)/
    ATAS(ALL)/TUNER
    Default: OFF
    OFF:
    The [A](TUNE) key is disabled.
    ATAS(HF):
    The [A](TUNE) key will activate the optional
    ATAS-100/-120 on the HF amateur bands.
    ATAS(HF&50): The [A](TUNE) key will activate the optional
    ATAS-100/-120 on the HF amateur bands
    and 50 MHz amateur band.
    ATAS(ALL):
    The [A](TUNE) key will activate the optional
    ATAS-100/-120 on the all amateur bands
    which enable to the FT-897D transceiver.
    TUNER:
    The [A](TUNE) key will activate the optional
    FC-30.
    MENU MODE No •086 [TX IF FILTER]
    Function: Selects the Transmit IF filter.
    Available Values: CFIL/FIL1/FIL2
    Default: CFIL
    MENU MODE No•087 [VOX DELAY]
    Function: Sets the “hang time” for the VOX circuitry.
    Available Values: 100 ~ 3000 (ms)
    Default: 500 (ms)
    MENU MODE No- 088 [VOX GAIN]
    Function: Sets the gain of the VOX circuitry’s input audio
    detector.
    Available Values: 1 ~ 100
    Default: 50
    MENU MODE No•089 [XVTR A FREQ]
    Function: Allows an arbitrary frequency to be set on the display, to allow direct frequency readout during transverter operation; can also be used to account for frequency conversion
    inaccuracies when a known reference frequency is known.
    Available Values: 00,000,00 ~ 99,999,99 (kHz)
    Default: Current VFO frequency.
    MENU MODE No •090 [XVTR B FREQ]
    Function: Allows an arbitrary frequency to be set on the display, to allow direct frequency readout during transverter operation; can also be used to account for frequency conversion
    inaccuracies when a known reference frequency is known.
    Available Values: 00,000,00 ~ 99,999,99 (kHz)
    Default: Current VFO frequency.
    MENU MODE No •091 [XVTR SEL]
    Function: Enable/disable the Transverter function.
    Available Values: OFF/XVTR A/XVTR B
    Default: OFF
    OFF:
    Disables the Transverter operation feature.
    X VTR A: Activates the transverter operation feature.
    The display frequency may be set via MENU No089 [XVTR A FREQ].
    X VTR B: Activates the second transverter operation display.
    The display frequency may be set via MENU No090 [XVTR B FREQ].

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    CAT (COMPUTER AIDED TRANSCEIVER) OPERATION
    The FT-897D’s CAT System allows the transceiver to be
    controlled by a personal computer. This allows multiple
    control operations to be fully automated as a single mouse
    click, or it allows a third-party software package (such as
    contest logging software) to communicate with the FT-897D
    without (redundant) operator intervention.
    The Optional CAT Interface Cable CT-62 is a connection
    cable for the FT-897D and your computer. The CT-62 has a
    built-in level converter, allowing direct connection from the
    rear panel CAT/LINEAR jack to the serial port of your computer, without the need for an external RS-232C level converter box.
    Vertex Standard does not produce CAT System operating
    software, due to the wide variety of personal computers,
    operating systems, and applications in use today.
    The information presented in this section will allow the programmer to understand the command structure and opcodes
    used in the FT-897D’s CAT System.

    CAT Data Protocol
    All commands sent from the computer to the transceiver
    consist of five-byte blocks, with up to 200 ms between each
    byte. The last byte in each block is the instruction opcode,
    while the first four bytes of each block are arguments (either
    parameters for that instruction, or dummy values required
    to pad the block out to five bytes). Each byte consists of 1
    start bit, 8 data bits, no parity bit, and two stop bits.
    There are 17 instruction opcodes for the FT-897D, listed in
    the chart on next page. Many of these opcodes are On/Off
    toggle commands for the same action (e.g. “PTT On” and
    “PTT Off”) Most of these commands require some parameter or parameters to be set. Irrespective of the number of
    parameters present, every Command Block sent must consist of five bytes.
    Accordingly, any CAT control program must construct the
    five-byte block by selecting the appropriate instruction
    opcode, organizing the parameters as needed, and providing unused “dummy” argument bytes to pad the block to its
    required five-byte length (the dummy bytes can contain any
    value). The resulting five bytes are then sent, opcode last,
    from the computer to the FT-897D CPU via the computer’s
    serial port and the transceiver’s CAT/LINEAR jack.

    All CAT data values are hexadecimal

    CAT/LINEAR

    RS-232
    CT-62 (Option)

    Constructing and Sending CAT Commands
    Example #1: Set the VFO frequency to 439.70 MHz
    ❒ Per the CAT command table, the opcode for “Set Frequency” is 01. Placing the opcode into the 5th data bit
    position, we then enter the frequency into the first four
    data bit positions:
    DATA 1 DATA 2 DATA 3 DATA 4 DATA 5
    43
    97
    00
    00
    01
    Parameter

    Command

    Send these five bytes to the transceiver, in the order
    shown above.
    Example #2: Turn the Split Mode “On”
    ❒ Per the CAT command table, the opcode for “Split On/
    off” is 02. Placing the opcode into the 5th data bit position, we then enter dummy values into all other parameter locations:
    DATA 1 DATA 2 DATA 3 DATA 4 DATA 5
    00
    00
    00
    00
    02
    Parameter

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    CAT (COMPUTER AIDED TRANSCEIVER) OPERATION
    Opcode Command Chart
    Command Title

    Parameter

    Opcode

    LOCK ON/OFF

    CMD

    PTT ON/OFF

    CMD

    Set Frequency

    P1

    Operating Mode

    P1

    P2

    P3

    P4

    01
    07

    CLAR ON/OFF

    CMD

    CLAR Frequency

    P1

    P3

    P4

    VFO-A/B

    F5
    81

    SPLIT ON/OFF

    CMD

    Repeater Offset

    P1

    Repeater Offset Frequency

    P1

    CTCSS/DCS Mode

    P1

    CTCSS Tone

    P1

    P2

    P3

    P4

    0B

    DCS Code

    P1

    P2

    P3

    P4

    0C

    09

    P2

    P3

    P4

    E7
    F7
    03

    Note 1: CTCSS Tone

    Note 4: Read TX Status

    Example: Set the CTCSS Tone Frequncy to 88.5 Hz (TX)
    and 100.0 Hz (RX)
    P1
    P2
    P1
    P2
    85

    F9

    0A

    Read RX Status
    Read TX Status
    Read RX Status

    08

    Notes
    CMD = 00 : LOCK ON
    CMD = 80 : LOCK OFF
    CMD = 08 : PTT ON
    CMD = 88 : PTT OFF
    P1 ~ P4 : Frequency Digits
    01, 42, 34, 56, [01] = 14.23456 MHz
    P1 = 00 : LSB, P1 = 01 : USB, P1 = 02 : CW,
    P1 = 03 : CWR, P1 = 04 : AM,
    P1 = 08 : FM,
    P1 = 0A : DIG, P1 = 0C : PKT P1 = 88 : FMN,
    CMD = 05 : CLAR ON
    CMD = 85 : CLAR OFF
    P1 = 00 : “+” OFFSET P3, P4 : CLAR Frequency
    P1 = 00 : “-” OFFSET
    12, 34 = 12.34 kHz
    Toggle
    CMD = 02 : SPLIT ON
    CMD = 82 : SPLIT OFF
    P1 = 09 : “-” SHIFT
    P1 = 49 : “+” SHIFT
    P1 = 89 : SIMPLEX
    P1 ~ P4 : Frequency Digits
    05, 43, 21, 00, [F9] = 5.4321 MHz
    P1 = 0A : DCS ON
    P1 = 0B : DCS DECODER ON
    P1 = 0C : DCS ENCODER ON
    P1 = 2A : CTCSS ON
    P1 = 3A : CTCSS DECODER ON
    P1 = 4A : CTCSS ENCODER ON
    P1 = 8A : OFF
    P1 ~ P2 : CTCSS Tone Frequency for TX (Note 1)
    P3 ~ P4 : CTCSS Tone Frequency for RX (Note 1)
    P1 ~ P2 : DCS Code for TX (Note 2)
    P3 ~ P4 : DCS Code for RX (Note 2)
    (Note 3)
    (Note 4)
    (Note 5)

    10

    7 6 5 4 3 21 0
    PO Meter Data
    Dummy Data
    SPLIT Status
    0: SPLIT "ON"
    1: SPLIT "OFF”
    HI SWR Status
    0: HI SWR "OFF"
    1: HI SWR "ON"
    PTT

    00 = 88.5 Hz (TX), 100.0 Hz (RX)

    Note 2: DCS Code
    Example: Set the DCS Code to 023 (TX) and 371 (RX)
    P1
    P2
    P1
    P2

    Note 5: Read Frequency & Mode Status
    00

    23

    03

    71 = 023 (TX), 371 (RX)

    DATA 1 DATA 2 DATA 3 DATA 4 DATA 5

    Note 3: Read RX Status
    1MHz/100kHz

    S Meter Data
    Dummy Data
    Discriminator Centering
    0: Discriminator is Centered
    1: Discriminator is Off-Center
    SSB/CW/AM mode:0
    CTCSS/DCS Code
    0: CTCSS/DCS Code is Matched
    1: CTCSS/DCS Code is Un-Matched
    CTCSS/DCS OFF:0
    Squelch Status
    0: Squelch "OFF" (Signal present)
    1: Squelch "ON" (No signal)

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    MODE

    10/1kHz

    100/10MHz

    7 6 5 4 3 21 0

    97

    100/10Hz
    00

    00=LSB, 01=USB
    02=CW, 03=CWR
    04=AM,
    06=WFM, 08=FM
    0A=DIG, 0C=PKT

    00

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    POWER-ON MICROPROCESSOR RESET PROCEDURES / CLONING
    POWER-ON MICROPROCESSOR RESET
    PROCEDURES
    Some or all transceiver settings can be reset to their factorydefault states using one of the following power-on routines:
    ❒ [V/M] + POWER on: Resets all memories and following menu settings to their factory-default values:
    Menu #06 (AM STEP), 33 (DCS CODE), 52 (FM STEP),
    56 (MEM TAG), 76 (RPT SHIFT), 82 (SSB STEP), and
    83 (TONE FREQ).

    CLONING
    You can transfer all data stored in one transceiver to another
    set by utilizing the handy “Cloning” feature. This requires a
    user-constructed cloning cable which connects the CAT/
    LINEAR jacks on the two transceivers, as shown below.
    RX D

    TX D

    GND

    RX D

    TX D
    GND

    ❒ [F] + POWER on: Resets all menu settings (except the
    following menu items) to their factory-default values.
    Menu #06 (AM STEP), 33 (DCS CODE), 52 (FM STEP),
    56 (MEM TAG), 76 (RPT SHIFT), 82 (SSB STEP), and
    83 (TONE FREQ).
    ❒ [HOME] + POWER on: CPU master reset for all memories and menu settings.

    To clone from one transceiver to another, use the following
    procedure:
    1. Insert the Clone Cable into the CAT/LINEAR jack of
    each transceiver.
    2. Turn both transceivers off, then press and hold in the
    MODE( ) and MODE( ) buttons on each radio while turning
    the power on again. The “CLONE
    MODE” notation will appear on
    the display.
    3. On the “destination” radio, press
    the [A] key.
    4. Now, on the “source” radio, press
    the [C] key. Data will now be
    transferred to the “Destination” [Distination radio]
    radio from the “Source” radio.
    5. If there is a problem during the
    cloning process, “Error” will be
    displayed.
    [Sourcu radio]
    Check your cable connections
    and try again.
    6. If cloning is successful, turn the
    “destination” radio off. Now turn
    the “source” radio off.
    7. Remove the clone cable. Channel and operating data for
    both radios are now identical. They both may be turned
    on now for normal operation.

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    INSTALLATION OF OPTIONAL ACCESSORIES
    OPTIONAL FILTERS:YF-122S, YF-122C, AND YF-122CN
    1. Turn the transceiver’s power off by pressing and holding in the PWR switch for one second, then disconnect
    the DC cable from the INPUT jack on the rear panel of
    the transceiver, when operating the FT-897D with a DC
    power supply or optional FP-30 AC power supply.
    2. Referring to Figure 1, remove the eight screws affixing
    the top cover of the transceiver then disconnect the
    speaker’s connector from the MAIN Unit.
    3. Fold the top cover centering around the carrying hand
    side from the main chassis.
    4. Refer to Figure 2 for the mounting locations for the optional filters. Position the filter so that its connectors are
    aligned with the mounting pins on the board, and push it
    into place (these slots does not distinction for the installed filter).
    5. Replace the top cover and its eight screws (remember to
    replace the internal speaker’s plug), then connect the DC
    cable to the INPUT jack when operating the FT-897D
    with a DC power supply or optional FP-30 AC power
    supply.
    8. Filter installation is now complete.

    To use the optional filter, press the [B](2.3, 500, or 300)
    key (in Multi Function Row “n”) to activate the optional
    filter which is installed in the “FIL-1” slot. Press the [C](2.3,
    500, or 300) key (in Multi Function Row “n”) to activate
    the optional filter which is installed in the “FIL-2” slot.
    Note: If you wish to use the optional filter for the TX IF
    filter while operating in the SSB mode, change the setting
    of Menu Mode No-086 [TX IF FILTER] to “FIL1” or “FIL2”
    (the slot into which you installed the optional YF-122S filter).

    FIL 1
    FIL 2

    Figure 1

    Figure 2

    Optional Filter

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    INSTALLATION OF OPTIONAL ACCESSORIES
    EXTERNAL AUTOMATIC ANTENNA TUNER “FC-30”
    Parts List
    Screws (M3 x 6B)

    ........................................................ 2

    Screws (M3 x 6B)

    ....................................................... 6

    Mounting Plate A .............................................................. 1
    Mounting Plate B .............................................................. 1
    Mounting Plate C .............................................................. 1

    Installation
    1. Turn the transceiver’s power off, and disconnect all
    cables from the transceiver.
    2. Screw the mounting plate “A” to the FC-30 using the
    supplied screws (Figure 1).
    3. Remove the four rubber lugs and their four screws (Figure 2), then position mounting plates “B” and “C” so
    that their holes align with those on the FT-897D, and
    secure using the supplied screws (Figure 3).
    4. To install the FC-30, position the FC-30 so that the
    mounting plate “A” on the side fits into the mounting
    plate “B” on the FT-897D (Figure 3), then screw the
    mounting plate “C” (on the FT-897D) to the FC-30 using the supplied screws (Figure 1).
    See page 41 for connection of the FC-30/FT-897D and operating procedure.

    Plate A

    Plate B

    Plate C

    Plate A

    Figure 1

    Do not install the supplied FC-30 Mounting Screws
    if you are not installing the FC-30! Also, do not
    use an improper screw for mounting the FC-30! An improper screw may cause a “short circuit” to the internal
    circuitry, causing serious damage!

    Figure 2

    Plate B
    Plate C

    Figure 3

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    APPENDIX
    SETUP OF MEMORIES FOR LOW EARTH ORBIT (LEO) FM SATELLITE OPERATION
    Although the FT-897D is not capable of “full duplex” operation (simultaneous transmission and reception), its flexible memory system is ideal for configuring a set of memories for LEO satellite work.
    The example below is designed around the popular satellite
    UO-14, but the same principles apply to operation using
    AO-27, SO-35, and other such satellites.
    First, set up a table of the required operating frequencies.
    For UO-14, a typical setup table is shown below:
    Channel #
    1
    2
    3
    4
    5

    Rx Freq.
    435.080
    435.075
    435.070
    435.065
    435.060

    Tx Freq.
    145.970.0
    145.972.5
    145.975.0
    145.977.5
    145.980.0

    Notes
    AOS
    Mid Pass
    LOS

    AOS = Acquisition of Signal (Beginning of Pass)
    LOS = Loss of Signal (End of Pass)
    The above frequencies are nominal, and the changing frequencies reflects the Doppler Shift which occurs on such
    satellites, which display rapid apparent motion relative to
    an earth-based observer. But if we can accommodate a set
    of several frequency pairs in our memory system, frequencies that reflect the frequency relationships encountered
    during a typical pass, we will have a good chance of having
    our frequencies properly aligned when it is time for making
    a QSO.
    So we need to store the above frequency matrix into memories. Note that the receiving frequency and transmitting frequency are on different bands. Therefore, we will use the
    “Split Frequency Memory” storage technique described on
    page 42.
    First, press the [F] key momentarily, then rotate the MEM/
    VFO CH knob to select Multi Function Row “a” [A/B, A=B,
    SPL]. Press the [A](A/B) key, if necessary, to select VFOa.
    Now press the BAND(DWN) or BAND(UP) key to select
    the 70 cm band. Check the setting of Menu Mode No-004
    [AM&FM DIAL]. and set this to “ENABLE” to allow smaller
    frequency increments to be accommodated.
    Set the VFOa operating frequency to 435.0800.00 MHz.
    Now press the [A](A/B) key in Multi Function Row “a” to
    select VFOb, and set VFOb to 145.970.00 MHz. Again press
    the [A](A/B) key to return to VFOa. Be sure that both VFOs
    are set to the FM mode, as well.
    Press the [F] key momentarily, and rotate the MEM/VFO
    CH knob one click clockwise to select Multi Function Row
    “b” [MW, SKIP, TAG].
    Press the [A](MW) key momentarily, then rotate the MEM/
    VFO CH knob while the memory channel number is blinking; select memory channel M-001, then press and hold in
    the [A](MW) key until you hear the double beep. We have
    just stored the first downlink (earth station receiving) frequency into memory.

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    Press the [F] key momentarily, then rotate the MEM/VFO
    CH knob one click counter-clockwise to re-select Multi
    Function Row “a” [A/B, A=B, SPL]. Press the [A](A/B) key
    to select VFOb (145.970 MHz).
    Again press the [F] key momentarily, and rotate the MEM/
    VFO CH knob one click clockwise to re-select Multi Function Row “b” [MW, SKIP, TAG]. Press the [A](MW) key
    momentarily; the “M-001” indicator will flash; press and
    hold in the microphone’s PTT key, and while holding it in
    press the [A](MW) key until you hear the double beep. You
    have now stored the uplink (earth station transmitting) frequency into the same memory register as we did previously
    for the downlink frequency.
    It’s now time to store the other frequencies in the matrix.
    Return to Multi Function Row “a” [A/B, A=B, SPL], and
    press the [A](A/B) key to return to VFOa on 435.080.00
    MHz. Now rotate the DIAL knob to set the frequency to
    435.075.00 MHz. Press the [A](A/B) key again to select
    VFOb (145.970 MHz), and rotate the DIAL knob to set the
    frequency to 145.972.50 MHz. Press the [A](A/B) key to
    return to VFOa on 435.075.00 MHz.
    Return to Multi Function “b” [MW, SKIP, TAG], and repeat
    the Split Memory storage process, selecting memory channel M-002 this time when initially storing the 435.075 MHz
    receiving frequency.
    Now repeat this entire process three more times, filling
    memory channels M-003, M-004, and M-005 with the frequencies shown in the chart above.
    When it’s time to operate, press the [V/M] key, if necessary,
    to recall the Memory mode, and rotate the MEM/VFO CH
    knob to select channel M-001. This will be the first frequency pair to be utilized during the UO-14 window of
    workability when it rises above your local horizon. The
    Doppler effect will cause the nominal 435.070 MHz downlink frequency to appear higher to you, so utilize memory
    channel M-001 when the satellite first rises. A few minutes
    later, switch to M-002, and at mid-pass switch to M-003.
    As the satellite recedes, switch to M-004 and then M-005
    toward the end of the pass.
    The MEM/VFO CH knob recall of these five channels makes
    Doppler tracking simple; just choose the memory channel
    producing the best signal! You have already programmed
    an uplink frequency corresponding to the optimum downlink frequency, so you will not need to try to make difficult
    VFO adjustments during the brief satellite passes.
    The FM passbands used on LEO satellites are sufficiently
    broad that more precise frequency adjustment is not needed.
    To aid in channel identification, remember that you can use
    Menu Mode No-056 [MEM TAG] to label each satellite
    memory (for example, “UO-14a” ~ “UO-14e” for the above
    five channels).
    A complete set of frequencies may be stored for each LEO
    satellite you wish to utilize, and once configured, the FT897D provides a flexible and easy-to-use earth station capability for these popular satellites.

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    APPENDIX
    MH-59A8J REMOTE MICROPHONE
    The optional MH-59A8J Remote Microphone provides control of the major functions of the FT-897D from the
    microphone’s keypad. The MH-59A8J includes a rotary control knob for adjust the operating frequency and receiver
    audio volume level.

    MH-59A8J Switches and Control

    Before connecting the MH-59A8J, you must instruct the FT897D’s microprocessor that the MH-59A8J is being used,
    using the Menu Mode:

    1

    2

    3

    A

    4

    5

    6

    B

    7

    8

    9

    1. Press and hold in the [F] key for one second to activate
    the Menu Mode.
    2. Rotate the MEM/VFO CH knob to recall Menu Mode
    No-001 [EXT MENU], then rotate the DIAL to change
    the setting to “ON” to enable the extended Menu Mode.
    3. Rotate the MEM/VFO CH knob to recall Menu Mode
    No-059 [MIC SEL]. The default setting for this Menu is
    “NOR.” Rotate the DIAL to change the setting to “RMT.”
    4. Press and hold in the [F] key for one second to save the
    new setting and exit to normal operation.

    AC
    C

    C
    D

    0

    P1

    P2

    DTMF MICROPHONE

    MH-59

    LOCK Switch
    Pressing this key locks the FT-897D’s front panel keys
    so as to prevent accidental frequency change.

    PTT Switch
    Press this switch to transmit, and release it to receive.

    Keypad
    [1(DSP)] key
    Pressing this key provides instant access to Multi
    Function Row “p” (MFp), which contains the command keys for the receiver’s Digital Signal Processing System.
    This key generates the DTMF “1” tone during transmission, and frequency entry digit “1” during Direct
    Keypad Frequency Entry.
    [2(MHz)] key
    Pressing this key allows tuning in 1-MHz steps of
    the VFO frequency.
    This key generates the DTMF “2” tone during transmission, and frequency entry digit “2” during Direct
    Keypad Frequency Entry.
    [3(CLAR)] key
    Pressing this key momentarily activates the Receiver
    Clarifier (“R.I.T.”) feature.
    Press and hold in this key for one second to activate
    the IF Shift feature.
    This key generates the DTMF “3” tone during transmission, and frequency entry digit “3” during Direct
    Keypad Frequency Entry.
    [4(HOME)] key
    Pressing this key recalls a favorite “Home” frequency
    memory.
    This key generates the DTMF “4” tone during transmission, and frequency entry digit “4” during Direct
    Keypad Frequency Entry.

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    APPENDIX
    MH-59A8J REMOTE MICROPHONE

    1

    2

    3

    A

    4

    5

    6

    B

    7

    8

    9

    0

    AC
    C

    C
    D

    P1

    P2

    DTMF MICROPHONE

    [9(BAND UP)] key
    Pressing this key causes the frequency to be moved
    up by one frequency band:
    1.8 MHz
    3.5 MHz
    5 MHz
    7 MHz
    10 MHz
    14 MHz
    15 MHz
    18 MHz
    21 MHz
    24 MHz
    28 MHz
    50 MHz
    88 MHz 108 MHz 144 MHz 430 MHz
    1.8 MHz .....
    This key generates the DTMF “9” tone during transmission, and frequency entry digit “9” during Direct
    Keypad Frequency Entry.

    MH-59

    [ ] key
    This key generates the DTMF “F ( )” tone during
    transmission.

    [5( MODE)]] key
    Pressing this key changes the operating mode:
    USB LSB PKT DIG FM
    AM CWR CW USB .....
    This key generates the DTMF “5” tone during transmission, and frequency entry digit “5” during Direct
    Keypad Frequency Entry.
    [6(MODE )] key
    Pressing this key changes the operating mode:
    USB CW CWR AM FM
    DIG PKT LSB USB .....
    This key generates the DTMF “6” tone during transmission, and frequency entry digit “6” during Direct
    Keypad Frequency Entry.
    [7(V/M)] key
    Pressing this key switches frequency control between
    the VFO and Memory Systems.
    This key generates the DTMF “7” tone during transmission, and frequency entry digit “7” during Direct
    Keypad Frequency Entry.
    [8(DWN BAND)] key
    Pressing this key causes the frequency to be moved
    down by one frequency band:
    1.8 MHz 430 MHz 144 MHz 108 MHz
    88 MHz
    50 MHz
    28 MHz
    24 MHz
    21 MHz
    18 MHz
    15 MHz
    14 MHz
    10 MHz
    7 MHz
    5 MHz
    3.5 MHz
    1.8 MHz .....
    This key generates the DTMF “8” tone during transmission, and frequency entry digit “8” during Direct
    Keypad Frequency Entry.

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    [0(CTRL)] key
    This key generates the DTMF “0” tone during transmission, and frequency entry digit “0” during Direct
    Keypad Frequency Entry.
    [ENT(#)] key
    Press this key to enter the Direct Keypad Frequency
    Entry mode.
    Example:
    To enter 14.25000 MHz, press
    [ENT] [1] [4] [D(point)] [2] [5] [ENT]
    To enter 0.95000 MHz, press
    [ENT] [D(point)] [9] [5] [ENT]
    You may recall a memory channel, as well;
    To recall memory channel 001, press
    [ENT] [1] [ ]
    To recall memory channel 125, press
    [ENT] [1] [2] [5] [ ]
    This key generates the DTMF “E (#)” tone during
    transmission.
    [A] key
    This key emulates the function of the FT-897D’s front
    panel [A] key.
    This key generates the DTMF “A” tone during transmission.
    [B] key
    This key emulates the function of the FT-897D’s front
    panel [B] key.
    This key generates the DTMF “B” tone during transmission.
    [C] key
    This key emulates the function of the FT-897D’s front
    panel [C] key.
    This key generates the DTMF “C” tone during transmission.

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    APPENDIX
    MH-59A8J REMOTE MICROPHONE
    SEL Knob
    This rotary switch is used for VFO frequency tuning,
    memory channel selection, and receiver audio volume
    level adjustment.

    SEL/DIAL Key and Indicator
    3

    A

    1

    2

    4

    5

    6

    B

    7

    8

    9

    C
    D

    0

    AC
    C

    P1

    P2

    DTMF MICROPHONE

    MH-59

    [F(D)] key
    Press this key momentarily to enable the changing of
    the function of the Multi Function keys ([A], [B],
    and [C]) by the MEM/VFO CH knob.
    Press and hold in this key for one second to activate
    the “Menu” mode.
    This key generates the DTMF “D” tone during transmission, and frequency entry digit “point” during
    Direct Keypad Frequency Entry.

    The SEL key switches the synthesizer steps of the SEL
    knob between the fine tuning (same as DIAL knob step)
    and coarse tuning (same as SEL knob step) modes.
    When the “fine tuning” mode is selected, the SEL LED
    glows orange.
    Press and hold in this key for one second to enable the
    “VOL” feature, which allows adjustment of the receiver
    audio volume level (by adjusting the SEL knob). When
    the “VOL” feature is engaged, the SEL LED glows
    green.
    To return to the synthesizer step-selection mode, just
    press the SEL key.

    [UP]/[DWN] Keys
    Press (or hold in) either of these keys to tune (or scan
    up or down) the operating frequency or through the
    memory channels. In many ways, these keys emulate
    the function of the FT-897D’s DIAL knob.

    [ACC] key
    Press this key to disable the Noise Squelch.
    You may program the configuration of this key, to
    enable use of a different function, via Menu Mode
    No-068 [PG ACC].
    [PWR(FAST)] key
    Press and hold in this key for one second to turn the
    transceiver on or off.
    While the transceiver is turned on, pressing this key
    momentarily will engage the “Fast Tuning” mode, to
    allow more rapid frequency navigation (a small “running man” icon will be observed in the bottom righthand corner of the LCD).
    [P1] key (Quick Split)
    Press this key to change the Sub VFO frequency
    (Main VFO frequency + 5 kHz) and automatically
    engage the ”Split” feature.
    You may program the configuration of this key, to
    enable use of a different function, via Menu Mode
    No-069 [PG P1].
    [P2] key
    Press this key to engage the 1750-Hz burst tone for
    access of a repeater requiring tone burst (typically in
    Europe).
    You may program the configuration of this key, to
    enable use of a different function, via Menu Mode
    No-070 [PG P2].

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    NOTE

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    1. Changes or modifications to this device not expressly approved by VERTEX
    STANDARD could void the user’s authorization to operate this device.
    2. This device complies with part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to
    the following two conditions; (1) this device may not cause harmful
    interference, and (2) this device must accept any interference including
    interference that may cause undesired operation.
    3. The scanning receiver in this equipment is incapable of tuning, or readily
    being altered, by the User to operate within the frequency bands allocated
    to the Domestic public Cellular Telecommunications Service in Part 22.
    This device complies with RSS-210 of Industry Canada. Operation is subject
    to the following two conditions; (1) this device may not cause interference, and
    (2) this device must accept any interference, including interference that may
    cause undesirable operation of the device.
    WARNING: MODIFICATION OF THIS DEVICE TO RECEIVE CELLULAR
    RADIOTELEPHONE SERVICE SIGNALS IS PROHIBITED UNDER FCC RULES
    AND FEDERAL LAW.



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    Copyright 2004
    VERTEX STANDARD CO., LTD.
    All rights reserved
    No portion of this manual
    may be reproduced without
    the permission of
    VERTEX STANDARD CO., LTD.
    Printed in Japan.

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