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Old 02-06-2010, 08:46 AM
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Default Yaesu ft-2900r frequency modification mars mod


This has improved pictures

Bought the FT-2900R on 2/5/2010



Modified as follows:

Remove the bottom cover of the radio.

Carefully unplug and remove the speaker.

Remove all 3 of the knobs from the front of the radio.

You will need a metric allen wrench to remove the 3 front panel screws.

Carefully pull the front face of the radio away from the body being careful not to disconnect the ribbon cable.


Look inside of the front cover for 3 pads (see picture)

Two of them are not solder jumpered and one is.


De-solder the only pad that is jumped with a solder bead.


Reassemble the radio.

While powering up the radio press and hold the
DW REV – A/N LOW – MW D/MR buttons simultaneously to perform a full reset. Confirm the reset when prompted by pushing MW D/MR.

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I won't say what was going through my mind when I saw Bill with a new radio he was going to mod and the next picture showed the radio with "ERROR" on the screen.
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I saw it i did it and works great, Thanks

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Whats weird is both of my 2800M are modified but one I bought and it was modded and the other brandnew one is modded by pushing buttons on the faceplate and can be unmodded or reversed by pushing a few buttons. The other one must have been done internally because its not reversed by pushing buttons it stays modded.
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Thanks for posting this. I did the mod, and it was VERY simple. The pictures you posted made it a breeze to find the solder pad. Did the mod, powered up the radio, did the reset, and radio works perfectly. Thanks a bunch.

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I gotta try this mod out! Seems easy enough. I'm no electronics wiz, so I'm not too sure on how to de-solder. Soldering is easy, but I have never done the reverse.

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Default Yaesu ft 2900r questions

Hi all, I've bought this radio and am trying to learn how to use it. I wonder whether anyone can help with any of these questions:

1) When I put the marine emergency channel frequency into memory, tune to that, and key the mic, it shows ERROR. Is that because I haven't modded it yet?

2) When I tune the radio to the frequency of a local repeater, then key the mic, the radio shuts off and re-starts. Is that telling me that my antenna is inadequate, or what does it mean?

3) Trying to put all the marine VHF channels I entered into one memory bank, I get the message "no bank", yet I can find the bank to rename it and it shows as empty. Must be missing something in the entry sequence, and the manual is no help.

Thanks for any help with these,
...Tom

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