for the Yaesu FT-2000
for the Yaesu FT2000 by John K3UR
These are the initial
basic settings used for ESSB (Enhanced Audio), for those who want
broadcast quality emanating from their FT-2000.
REVISED SETTINGS: January 1, 2007
Here are my REGULAR MENU settings for the FT-2000.
Menu 083 at 3000 (Wide Band Setting)
Menu 123 at 100 (Low Freq.)
Menu 126 at 1500 (Mid Freq.)
Menu 129 at 3200 (High Freq.)
Menu 124 at 5
Menu 125 at 5
Menu 127 at 4
Menu 128 at 3
Menu 130 at 3
Menu 131 at 1
Here are the separate settings when using the
Parametric Microphone Equalizer. These settings are engaged when
using the Speech Processor in the FT-2000 .
Note: With any outboard EQ audio gear,
this is not recommended. I never use the speech processor in the
radio, because I always use outboard audio gear.
Menu 132 at 100
Menu 133 at 5
Menu 134 at 5
Menu 135 at 1500
Menu 136 at 5
Menu 137 at 3
Menu 138 at 3200
Menu 139 at 5
Menu 140 at 1
Here is a quick setup for the FT-2000:
Put mic (audio) into #15 in rear using an RCA
plug. Then Menu 082 is set on "front"
(this enables you to achieve 50 hz to 3.5 kHz
Put the WIDTH control all the way to the right
(clockwise) and put the SHIFT in the center. The WIDTH meter will
have all the green LED's lit and this enables you to receive out
to 4 kHz.
Menu 061 Change it from "ofset" to
"dir" (this is to keep the Frequency readout the same
when you change from USB to LSB).
Menu 144 Change from "diS" to "EnA"
( this enables you to use the LINEAR AMP)!
Linear RCA plug goes into #20 in rear.
Record mini plug goes into #22 in rear (AF
Power Master Watt/SWR Meter: 13.8 vdc goes into
#21 in the rear.
These are the most important settings to start
If using the Behringer Ultra Curve 2496, these
are the basic settings:
Use 60 hZ at +15, 80 hZ at -10, 100 hZ at -10,
160 hZ at -15, 315 hZ at -10,
400 hZ at -10, 500 hZ at -10, 800 hZ at -5, 1K
at +10, 1.6K at +10, 3.2K at +12. You can put all the Bandwidths
at 1, except 160 which is 1/3 BW.
If using the W2IHY 8 Band EQ and the EQ Plus,
it is highly recommended to also use the W2IHY I-Box (pad down
transformer). These are the basic settings:
8 Band EQ:
Compressor 12 o'clock
Effects Level 10 o'clock
Effects Switch Up
Start with a good mic, I use the Heil PR-40.
Use good headphones and monitor yourself. As you can see, I do use
the internal EQ on the FT-2000 but I do NOT use the Processor.
Contact me for an "on the air" QSO, recording and
graphing of your audio and I will email you the before and after
mp3 files and the SpectraPlus graphs of your audio. Thank you.
John Occhipinti, K3UR
The Voice of Atlanta
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