Yaesu: Yaesu FT-70D programming issues

Canelo56

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Has anyone experienced a no programming with the USB failing? That is my issue ! Cannot program my FT-70 using Chirp keeps telling me the USB is not working.
 

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I recommend the RT Systems software. Both Chirp and the OEM Yaesu software flailed. Could not program banks. Only RT has worked. I already had the programming cable from other radios. Do not use Chirp. May damage the radio and void warranty.
 

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I recommend the RT Systems software. Both Chirp and the OEM Yaesu software flailed. Could not program banks. Only RT has worked. I already had the programming cable from other radios. Do not use Chirp. May damage the radio and void warranty.
Ok I will not use Chirp , Thankyou
 

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RT System's software is generally excellent. Do you actually have experience with their software for the FT-70?
No only with Chirp and Sentinel software what is RT systems software? Is this something I can download?
 

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No only with Chirp and Sentinel software what is RT systems software? Is this something I can download?
$30. I use two dozen variants of their software, because it makes it easy for me to manage a lot of different radios, with a lot of frequency/channel overlap. The other user cmdrwill seemed to be implying that RT Systems software was on par with CHIRP. It isn't. It's a lot better. But there is no reason to use RT if the free Yaesu software does the job.
 

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$30. I use two dozen variants of their software, because it makes it easy for me to manage a lot of different radios, with a lot of frequency/channel overlap. The other user cmdrwill seemed to be implying that RT Systems software was on par with CHIRP. It isn't. It's a lot better. But there is no reason to use RT if the free Yaesu software does the job.
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But there is no reason to use RT if the free Yaesu software does the job.
The free Yaesu software could not program banks on my radio. The software showed that they were there, but they were missing on the radio. No problem with RT Systems. I have a friend that did use the Yaesu software successfully, but there were extra steps involved that were not documented. Since I already had the programming cable, I just downloaded the RT software.
 
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