ftdx9000c-pixWe will begin the Enhancement upgrade for UK and EIRE owners of the Tdx9000 radios in January 26th 2009. European owners will be upgraded after the UK program has been completed.
Owners within the UK and Europe if not already done so should register their FTDX9000 model with Yaesu UK Ltd. Details of what information to send and where to send it are at the end of this announcement.
Owners outside the UK and Europe should contact their respective International Yaesu Dealer.

The PEP program involves upgrading the firmware in the Main CPU and DSP and replacement of a number of PCBs in the radio depending on the serial numbers of your radio.
The firmware addresses the following items:

DNR… superior SSB mode noise reduction
DNF…greater reduction of beat tones
AGC… attack time fine-tuned
Digital Filter… increased Sharp/Soft differentiation
SSB speech processor audio augmented
Higher Band Scope refresh rate
Faster CAT COMMAND communication
CW side tone clarity
Activate RTTY monitor while transmitting
Ringing during CW super narrow receiving

The board replacement includes the following boards:

NTL-UNIT TX-UNIT
DSP-UNIT SCP-UNIT
RX-1-UNIT RX-2-UNIT (D/MP)
Power Meter
Vertex Standard will provide all parts and labour for the FTDX9000 PEP at our expense. You will be able to determine that your radio has been updated by looking for the special PEP9000 label near the serial number on the back of the radio.
If your radio has this label all the updates are completed. Do not send it for updates.
Packing and packing materials are the owner’s responsibility.
Care in packing and the use of proper packaging materials is critical for safe shipment and the validity of any insurance claims. Please use the original packing materials. Be sure the packaging material are not damaged and that the radio is held securely in position inside the box. The front of the radio may need additional foam, soft cushion or padding. Place the radio inside a plastic wrapping or large bag to protect the paint.
Before shipping your radio, make a written record of your customized menu settings. You may also use the CF card to save and restore the old settings into the PEP9000 updated radio, (the menu order is different but restoring is now possible with the V5.08 or higher software). Please see the new PEP9000 Menu Mode List, posted in the FTdx9000 files section. (www.yaesu.com) The Radio will be set to the factory default settings when it is returned.
To request the FTdx9000 PERFORMANCE ENHANCMENT, please send an email to: paul.bigwood@yaesu.co.uk and ensure you set the subject line to: FTDX9000 PEP Upgrade Program Request

And in your email include the following information:
1. Your name and callsign
2. Pick up & Shipping address
3. E-mail address
4. Telephone number (include the country code if outside UK)
5. Complete FTdx9000 Model (e.g. FTDX9000D, FTDX9000Contest or FTDX9000MP)
6: If CONTEST type please indicate if any options are installed (e.g. 2nd RX, DMU unit etc)
7:. Serial Number
8: Dealer and date purchased.

If you have any queires please contact paul.bigwood@yaesu.co.uk
We will provide a confirmation email and scheduled date for the radio to be upgraded.

DO NOT ship your radio until you are requested to do so by email or telephone from Yaesu UK. Unscheduled shipments will cause confusion and delay in returning your radio.
The manufacturer’s warranty will continue from the original date of purchase (refer to your Warranty Card). In addition the Performance Enhancement parts and labour are warranted for 90 days from the return of your radio.
Any requested non-warranty repairs or damage would be made at owner’s expense.
Units will be carefully scheduled to minimize any backlog or time delays at the UK Repair centre. The project will only be offered for one year and will expire December 31, 2009.

Older information from end 2008 about the upgrade of the FT9000DX

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FTdx-9000 PEP Update: The new EDSP Ver. 11.39. It has an important engineering change!

FTdx-9000 PEP (aka Mark 2) V/S Yaesu USA released now the new EDSP Software V.11.39(FTdx9000_PEP9000_1-12-09.zip) and Main CPU firmware V.05.09 (idem Vers. update 1/03/09) – The new EDSP V.11.39 software, has an important engineering change!!

Yeasu Europa…? The PEP 9000 Performance Enhancement Program is coming to UK and Europe soon. Keep watch on: Yaesu co. Uk website for announcement!

9000dENG: After 20 Nov, 2008, Yaesu USA released its PEP-9000 enhance ment program for all FTdx-9000 radios. This includes new firmware and replacement /modification of many many Boards: CNTL-UNIT, TX-UNIT, DSP-UNIT, SCP-UNIT, RX-1-UNIT, RX-2-UNIT (D/MP version), Power Meter. Vertex Standard will provide all parts and labor for the Enhancements at our expense. The radio updated with PEP9000 already provided many improvements. The Yaesu writhe an QST: “The Best of the Best Just Got Better” – …Never ending story… to be continued … 11.24..11.29..11.39..! From the 1st Jan, 2009 is started the PEP-2000 Version from the FT-2000 /2000D ! Link to: Download FTdx9000 Update 11.39 V/S Information (1/12/09) PDF (171KB)

1:- This procedure is only needed under the below conditions: • Must have the PEP9000 logo sticker on the radio below the serial number label. • Must have MAIN CUP Version 0505 or higher or DSP Version 11.24

While holding the [GEN]+[50]+[ENT] turn the radio ON, the Version is displayed in the 7 digits VFO A for 5 seconds

2:- If you have EDSP V11.29 in your FTdx9000, do not continue to use it. Please install the new EDSP V11.39. It has improved the RX/TX switching noise, and an important engineering change, no operational changes are included. If you have already installed the Main CPU software Ver. 0509 it is not necessary to update the CPU again (surce V/S Yaesu USA)
Ver. 11.39 (EDSP) implements improvements: • Improved TX/RX transfer noise and an important engineering change ( see Note 2) Also includes previous Ver. 11.29 updates: • DELAY characteristic of AGC close to analog AGC • AGC… attack time fine-tuned • DNR… superior SSB mode noise reduction • DNF…greater reduction of beat tones • Digital Filter… increased Sharp/Soft differentiation • SSB speech processor audio augmented • Faster CAT COMMAND communication • CW side tone clarity • Activate RTTY monitor while transmitting • Reduced Ringing during CW super narrow receive band width settings.
Ver. 0509 (MAIN) implements improvements (also includes previous Ver. 0508 upd): • Added MENU #036 CAT DATA INDICATOR. CAT data activity Indicator ENABLE/DISABLE (C/S button LED) • Added MENU #022 LEVEL INDICATOR. Values are now indicated on the VFD display for PITCH ·SPEED ·CONTOUR ·NOTCH ·DNR ·CW DELAY ·VOX DELAY (Press the [ENT] key to set the command to “ON” or “OFF”) • Added the CAT Command (CO) for APF, ON • CAT commands are changed.[FT0, FT1]: simplex/split (toggle) [FT2]: SIMPLEX [FT3]: SPLIT • Mu TUNE Bar display (above the main VFO) is improved (Menu 16, uTUNE option). The center indictor should disappear if the frequency is out of the amateur band.
3: – The software updates will work with PEP9000 all versions (AF, AS, EU, NA, OC, SA or all Countries) of the FTdx9000Contest, FTdx9000D and FTdx9000MP
4: – For uploading new EDSP Software using the RS-232C, DB9F to DB9F straight cable (CT-119 only for Main CPU)
5: – See the V/S Yaesu official documents for more detail instructions!!
6:-Here how the you know when the PEP upgrade is done. a Sticker should be on the side of the Tranciever
pep-001NTL-UNIT TX-UNIT
DSP-UNIT SCP-UNIT
RX-1-UNIT RX-2-UNIT (D/MP)
Power Meter

Vertex Standard will provide all parts and labour for the FTDX9000 PEP at our expense.
Yaesu UK Ltd is pleased to announce that the FTDX9000 PEP Upgrade program for UK and European dealers is about to start.

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