Problem with FTDX-3000 and MFJ-998 tuner

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Problem with FTDX-3000 and MFJ-998 tuner

Post by N4GAB » Fri Feb 17, 2017 12:00 am

Hello everyone, and thanks for the time to read this. I have a FTDX3000 and a MFJ-998 tuner, when I press the tune button on the radio it will not key, there's no tuning at all. I can put another tuner, A MFJ-993B in line and everything works fine. MFJ sent another tuner and cable and the same thing. This is strange!. I talked with YAESU also to no avail. I am just wondering if anyone with the same setup has had the same problem? you can message me here, or sexton4195@outlook.com thanks N$GAB STEVE.

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Re: Problem with FTDX-3000 and MFJ-998 tuner

Post by KB3LMV » Wed Feb 22, 2017 7:54 pm

Hi.Steve
It sounds to me like a FAILURE TO COMMUNICATE between radio & tuner.Note there are 3 DIFFERENT Yaesu cables for the MFJ 998,925,28,&29 units MFJ 5114Y most common The 5114Y3 1000MP & 9000 & 5114Y4 For the 2000 & 5000 Models.Don't know what difference is,Plugs ,pinout or both.I'd check cable for part # lable
Hope this info is helpful and you can resolve problem.73 4 now
kb3lmv Paul
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Re: Problem with FTDX-3000 and MFJ-998 tuner

Post by KN5G » Fri Feb 15, 2019 7:04 pm

Steve,
I was looking for some info on using a MFJ-998 with my FTdx-3000 and was wondering what you finally figured out with your issue? I just received the MFJ-5114Y3 cable and so far I have not been able to get the 998 to talk to the 3000.

Thanks,
Keith
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Re: Problem with FTDX-3000 and MFJ-998 tuner

Post by KB3LMV » Fri Apr 19, 2019 9:18 pm

Hi Keith
As I explained to Steve N4GAB You must use MFJ-5114Y NOT Y3 or Y4 as it is equipted with a DIN plug that plugs into tuner jack @ back side of radio.See radio @ RigPIX , Also check mfg 2017 Catalog info not furnished 2016 edition.
Best of luck with tuner.
73 4 Now
Paul KB3LMV N E Fla
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