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The FT-950 Lives!


My FT-950 lives, by no skill of my own. My buddy Jon fixed it. He’s a software engineer by day and [apparently] an electronics engineer by night. What a great friend!

It Lives!

Written by Mike

June 19th, 2012 at 12:29 am

Posted in FT-950,Posts

3 Responses to 'The FT-950 Lives!'

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  1. Hi Mike!
    My 950 works great with the latest firmware.Where was the failure?
    All the best! 73&GL



    16 Oct 12 at 4:23 PM

  2. Hi Vel,

    The failure was my inability to follow directions while performing the firmware upgrade. It had something to do with me not flipping the switch on the back at the appropriate time and/or having cut power at the power supply before turning off the radio via the button on the front.

    My buddy had to probe around on the CPU and do something to reset the CPU. I don’t know the details. I sent the radio to him and he found out where the CPU reset line was and somehow reset it.

    While my buddy had the radio, he updated the firmware for me. It does work great for me now too.



    Mike (AA8IA)

    16 Oct 12 at 4:43 PM

  3. Excellent Mike!

    Thanks for info.Good luck with your radio.



    3 Dec 12 at 1:48 PM

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