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This way of connecting is reasonably straight forward and a cheaper option than buying 2 radios and a HRI-200. The radio in combination with the PC software acts as a HRI-200 and allows you to change room on the PC and then talk into the radio.

ftm400

Getting things ready


Using the WIRES-X Portable Digital Node function, you can operate a WIRES-X digital node station by directly connecting a Portable Digital Node capable C4FM digital transceiver with the PC. The HRI-200 Internet interface kit is not needed, and no fixed or dynamic global IP address is required.

There are some slightly different variations, which are covered below


FTM-100 & FTM-400 = USB lead SCU-20

FT2D & FT3D = USB lead SCU-19

SCU lead information


Once you have installed the Driver for the USB lead – go ahead and install the WIRES-X software on your PC

On Yaesu’s website look for this section under the files tab

Then put the radio in to the relevant mode


Then just plug in the USB lead to the radio – all being well the wires-x program on your PC will start communicating with the radio and you can change or join a room on the PC software.


You are likely to get a “Windows Firewall” notice just click “Allow access”


To check your com port open the search in windows
Which is the circle bottom left
Then type in "device" and then click device manager.
Search windows
Check com ports

https://www.silabs.com/products/development-tools/software/usb-to-uart-bridge-vcp-drivers

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PDN – Portable Digital Node


Using the WIRES-X Portable Digital Node function, you can operate a WIRES-X digital node station by directly connecting a compatible C4FM digital transceiver with a PC.

FT2D & FT3D

  • Press and hold the [X] key, [BAND] key and the POWER switch to turn the transceiver on – PDN is displayed on the LCD screen

FTM-400 & FTM-100

  • Lead required SCU-20
  • Press and hold the [DX] key and the POWER switch to turn on the transceiver on – The radio will only load to the first page on the LCD screen
To turn off any mode – switch radio off and repeat the above steps

FTM-400 PDN

PDN setup


PDF for PDN

The Radio (ft2d or ft3d) will need to be connected to the PC by the SCU-39 kit, or SCU-19, without this it will not work. I have said a laptop above but this can be any PC, a laptop tethered (connected) to your mobile phone would make this a setup that you can walk around with or at least setup somewhere other than your QTH.

Don't forget when you start your radio hold down [back] & [X] then press the power button

Portable HRI mode


This mode removes the need for using a HRI-200; but you will still need two compatible C4FM radios.
The radio that connects to the laptop functions like a HRI-200.


FT2D & FT3D

  • Press and hold the [X] key, [back] key and the POWER switch to turn ON – WIRES-X is displayed on the LCD screen

FTM-400 & FTM-100

  • Press and hold the [DX] key [GM] key and the POWER switch to turn on the transceiver – WIRES-X logo is displayed on the LCD screen
To turn off any mode – switch radio off and repeat the above steps

There are two videos from Yaesu USA Official

Part 1

Approx 37 minutes – Link to YouTube

Part 2

Approx 50 minutes – Link to YouTube