Jun 5, 2019
Bob Fike KO6XX also recommended the RT Systems programming software and cable for the FT-70D, so I bought it.
It's way too expensive, $49 for the software and cable. But it fills a gap in the Yaesu product experience: I'm told it's difficult to program out of the box. So RT Systems is providing a service, but of course I'd prefer an open source approach.
I haven't installed the software or even looked at the instructions. Bob programmed the Santa Cruz area frequencies into my HT before one of the classes, and I've been monitoring the local repeaters successfully.