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Old 04-02-2016, 4:25 PM
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How are you receiving GPS signal on ft400 when it is in the rack?
Hi Mark,

There are 3 ways to solve the problem, first is to use an external GPS like this Garmin GPS-18. This is the solution I use in the Tahoe. I soldered my own mini stereo plug in place (page 84 in the owner's manual) and tied the power to my 5 volt converter in the console, then set the FTM-400 to EXTERNAL GPS.



Another choice that did not work for me was the GPS repeater. This thing played HAVOC with the multiple other GPS units in the Tahoe so it was quickly scrapped, on the other hand if you are inside a building it should work well.



I got the GPS repeater and bluetooth ideas from this guy: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q7oQYwurG8w

My solution to this particular problem is to just enter my location manually and turn the GPS off.
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Page 84 of what manual?


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Page 84 of what manual?
Presumably the Garmin GPS-18 that's mentioned in the same sentence...
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That would be the Yaesu FTM-400DR/DE Operating Manual, the APRS addendum touches on external GPS but does not give any details on how to actually construct one. The literature that comes with the Garmin GPS-18 only gives you the pinout of the connectors / wires (depending on which version you purchase).



That's why I like this radio Yaesu gives you so many avenues that you can expand and explore.
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Been a little under the weather the last few days but I finally got something done on the Fusion project.



I'm not real proud of the cutout work of the base panel and I will revisit that once I am fully reunited with my tools and workshop, I also have a lot more aluminum stock there to choose from.

(Long story don't ask)

I think the next phase is to build an end-fed longwire for HF. My current living situation won't allow a large antenna array and I think I'm pushing my luck with what's already up. Plus there is no avoiding the fact that it will eventually have to come down and be moved so an end-fed is a good compromise.

Let's collect some parts!
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Default Ellsworth Missiles

Since you mentioned Missiles and shared a few pics...here's some for you. This is the Ellsworth Missile Monument on the day it was certified by the Russian and US START Teams...That's my ambulance in the background. The left side are the Russians and the right is the US team.
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Old 04-08-2016, 4:28 AM
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Wow amazing pictures. Incredible job or you station as well!
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Love it!
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Ron, I really enjoyed reading your post and viewing your shack. You are one talented person with a very interesting background! Thanks for sharing. 73, Fred
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Ron, I really enjoyed reading your post and viewing your shack. You are one talented person with a very interesting background! Thanks for sharing. 73, Fred
Thanks for the kind words Fred, always appreciated. My friends call me Keith or Munchkin (not a CB handle but a military nickname that stuck) so please feel free. Most folks that call me Ron knew me in high school or Air Force, or they cross reference my callsign. Since I can't get the FCC to put up Munchkin Fronk I guess we just have to figure it out from here.

On a brighter note I'm working on a multiple bank of scanners to enjoy the air show this weekend so stay tuned for that.

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Been watching severe weather across Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas, Missouri and Arkansas today and decided to try and resurrect an old computer to use for the weather station and maybe even decoding some WeFax with the Kenwood R-5000 and the M-7000 decoder. Yes it's ancient gear but the Kenwood R-5000 will outperform most commercial and military receivers that I have used.

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Now when Windows decides to get done updating I'll unplug everything and tuck the wires in. I have drawers for the keyboards but that will take some drill press work for the rails.



More to come...
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Looking good sir. Followed the mobile(s) ( thanks for the tip on D710 faceplate!) install and have been following the home setup as well.

Hope to work you on DMR or HF!

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Looking good on everything.

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Your set-up looks great! Commenting to sub and see what's coming next...
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Does everything still look this???

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Wx4emt,you are a pretty handy guy, yoursetup looks like something out of a space station.
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