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    Just picked up a FT-65R and have a scanning question. When scanning VFO, it scans 136-174MHz, and 400-480MHz.
    Two questions:
    Why does it scan that wide of frequencies?

    How can I program it to only scan 144-148 and 430-450?

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    I figured it out. Why do they give you a quick start guide, and a users manual, but you have to download the advanced users manual? Dumb!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joevano View Post
    I figured it out. Why do they give you a quick start guide, and a users manual, but you have to download the advanced users manual? Dumb!
    It's a money issue. By providing just the minimum manual with the radio, they save on printing and paper costs. You're lucky that it's just one additional manual. With the System Fusion radios like the FT1DR, FTM-100DR and FTM-400XDR, there are three additional manuals that have to be downloaded. One each for APRS, GM and WIRES-X...
    Last edited by K6CPO; Thu 11th Oct 2018 at 00:30.

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    The same thing is done in many industries. If you buy a new keyboard, you'll get the bare bones in the 'quick start' guide and may only get the basics in the 'owners manual'. You'll have to download everything else. You can pay hundreds of pounds for music notation software and only get the installation guide with it. Again, you download the rest, or pay a very hefty price for a 300+ page printed version (that, yes, did once come included with the product).

    The upside is that if you buy that keyboard secondhand and the seller hasn't kept the manual, no problem, you can download it for free from most makers.

    Yes, the bottom line is that paper and packaging costs money, making things available on line costs zilch once the pdf files are done, other than the minimal addition to the costs of running the company's website.
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