I really like my Yaesu FT1D HT. I think it has a good integration of 2m/70cm radio and APRS functions. However, every now and again I find myself forgetting where a certain feature is hidden among the rather complex Yaesu menu system. There is nothing more frustrating than spending 10 minutes trying to find some APRS messaging function you know you’ve used before only to find it is buried under some other menu system hidden away in the radio. Short of using the radio everyday, it is easy to become lost navigating some of the less used features.
A few months back I saw that Dave Ek NKØE had put together a Trail Reference (read: cheat sheet) for his VX- 8GR. I really liked Dave’s layout and using that as a starting point I set about figuring out how to make one of my own for the FT1D. [Read more…]