The FT-2000 has great inbuild audio equaliser. At first it may seem complex, but really its easy to drive! I know my first impression was that it was a daunting task to set up the mic, but its simple....really!


Basic Audio (TX) Setup:

The following information has been provided by John, K3UR:

REVISED SETTINGS from K3UR: January 1, 2007

Here are my REGULAR MENU settings for the FT-2000.

Menu

Setting

Description

083

3000

Wide Band

123

100

Low range

126

1500

Mid range

129

3200

High range

124

5

 

125

5

 

127

4

 

128

3

 

130

3

 

131

1

 




The next list of settings are used for the Para Parametric Microphone Equalizer. These settings are engaged when using the Speech Processor in the FT-2000.

Note: With any outboard EQ  audio gear, this is not recommended. However, if you are just using the radio, set Mic Gain 10 o'clock and PROC 9 o'clock. Make sure that you stay within the ALC zone and keep several inches between your lips and the mic.



Menu

Setting

Description

132

100

 

133

2

 

134

2

 

135

1500

 

136

2

 

137

2

 

138

3200

 

139

2

 

140

1




Quick Setup tips:

Put mic (audio) into #15 in rear using an RCA plug. Then Menu 082 is set on "front"(this enables you to achieve 50 hz to 3.5 kHz on transmit).

Put the WIDTH control all the way to the right (clockwise) and put the SHIFT in the center. The WIDTH meter will have all the green LED's lit and this enables you to receive out to 4 kHz.

If using a footswitch to key the radio, put RCA plug into #14 PTT Jack.

Menu 030, Change it from "off" to "on", for Memory Groups.

Menu 061, Change it from "ofset" to "dir" (this is to keep the Frequency readout the same when you change from USB to LSB).

Menu 144, Change from "diS" to "EnA" ( this enables you to use the LINEAR AMP).

Linear RCA plug goes into #20 in rear.

Record mini plug goes into #22 in rear (AF OUT).

Power Master Watt/SWR Meter: 13.8 vdc goes into #21 in the rear.

These are the most important settings to start with.


Behringer Ultra Curve 2496 basic settings:


Bandwidth Setting
60 Hz +15
80 Hz -10
100 Hz -10
160 Hz -15
315 Hz -10
400 Hz -10
500 Hz -10
800 Hz -5
1KHz +10
1.6 KHz +10
3.2 KHz +12

***Note: You can put all the Bandwidths at 1, except 160 which is 1/3 BW.



W2IHY 8 Band EQ and EQ Plus info:

If using the W2IHY 8 Band EQ and the EQ Plus, it is highly recommended to also use the W2IHY I-Box (pad down transformer).


 

8 Band EQ:

Range Setting
50hz +12
100hz +6
200hz 0
400hz -4
800hz -16
1600hz +6
2400hz +10
3200hz +12



EQ Plus:

Range Setting
Bass 3 o'clock
Treble 2 o'clock
Compressor 12 o'clock
DE Level 2 o'clock
Impedence 200 (down position)
Delay Fully counterclockwise
Effect Level 10 o'clock
Effects Switch Up


Note: the W2IHY I-Plus is presently being Beta tested by K3UR and it will allow you to operate up to (3) different radios.It will replace the I-Box and has a pad down transformer. It allows direct keying of linear amp for 3 separate radiosa It also has PTT, stereo speaker setup and separate inputs of 5 pin din and also XLR. The (3) audio outs are all 5 pin din.

Start with a good mic (I use the Heil PR-40). Use good headphones (I use the Sony MDR-V900) and monitor yourself. As you can see, I do use the internal EQ on the FT-2000 but I do NOT use the Processor. Contact me for an "on the air" QSO, recording and graphing of your audio and I will email you the before and after mp3 files and the SpectraPlus graphs of your audio. Thank you.

73's,

John Occhipinti, K3UR

http://k3ur.com
The Voice of Atlanta
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