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FT-DX 5000MP MENU SETTINGS

Here is a copy of my menu settings in Excel format. This spread sheet was originally created by W0YWW. His settings are also included so you may see the subtle differences. Click here to download the file. If you own an FT DX 5000 MP, you are aware of the "white line" issue that sometimes develops on the OLED displays. Here is a site (http://www.jvgavila.com/ftdx5000_oled.htm) provided EB5AGV(Jose) that hosts SP1NY's(Mirek) instructions about how to replace the OLED's yourself. Thanks to EB5AGV and SP1NY for a job well done!

For you audio buffs (courtesy of NA1A) : There is a secret "Power On" function built into the FTDX-5000 that allows the rig to transmit from 50Hz to 4kHz. It is called TTBF which stands for Total Transmit Bandwidth Frequency. Once enabled, it will extend your transmit bandwidth right out to 4kHz. You may need to re-EQ your mic to tailor it to this new bandwidth.

To enable TTBF, turn the radio ON while holding in DNF on the CENTER VFO-A and DNR on the FAR RIGHT VFO-B.

Note: The DNF and DNR are right next to each other in between these 2 Sub VFO's. Once done, push the MENU button and turn the CENTER Sub VFO-A to MENU 104 A3J. Next, turn the FAR RIGHT Sub VFO-B fully clockwise and TTBF will appear. If you did this Power On mod correctly, should see TTBF instead of 3000WB. If you still see 3000WB, that means your little Power ON "mod" is not done right. Ya gotta do it again.

Program your CS button to take you directly to this menu so that if I need to change the TX bandwidth on a fly, I just hit the CS button and it'll prompt me right to it and change the BW quickly.

Note: The WIDTH control on the rig is the receiver's bandwidth adjustment. For hi-fidelity audio reception, turn this knob fully clockwise. This is the one and only knob out of the whole rig that is turned "All The Way To The Right!" :) You'll see that the display will show WIDTH 4.00kHz and the receiver will open up nicely.
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