Yaesu: Yaesu FT-60 Question

jgorman21

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Years ago I had a VX5 that I could "mod" using the "Eve" software. Is there any type of software out there to do these types of "virtual" mods for an FT 60, rather than the physical MARS/CAP mod?

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The MARS/CAP mods are just an excuse for opening up the bands on the radio. There is no use for the CAP mods today because CAP uses narrowband and is, at least partly, P25. I doubt if there is any MARS activity on VHF/UHF. Opening up ham radios for out of band use is poor practice. A friend of mine started doing an ARES net on the Southern Pacific road frequency once. Not cool. They probably didn't hear him because he didn't have the PL set. Nevertheless, you can get into trouble very fast.
 

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The MARS/CAP mods are just an excuse for opening up the bands on the radio. There is no use for the CAP mods today because CAP uses narrowband and is, at least partly, P25. I doubt if there is any MARS activity on VHF/UHF. Opening up ham radios for out of band use is poor practice. A friend of mine started doing an ARES net on the Southern Pacific road frequency once. Not cool. They probably didn't hear him because he didn't have the PL set. Nevertheless, you can get into trouble very fast.
Thanks. I’m not a “trouble” person. I follow the rules. You have no idea why I asked. And I have no plans to do a physical mod and damage my radio.
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Years ago we had to mod radios to RX out of the ham bands. Doing the mod enabled out of band RX, & TX. Bit nowadays, radios come from the factory with wide open RX. No need to mod a radio that can’t legally transmit outside the ham band.
 

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Simply wanted to know if anyone had experience with various software mods. was one reason. Some years ago MARS was active here in NY. That's all. Thanks. I can always listen.
 
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