Update - September 2015
Yaesu/Standard Horizon has acknowledged the existence of a problem with the firmware/DSC decoder as emplyed in
recent Standard Horizon models available on the Scandinavian market.
A firmware update (v. 2.08) is available, addressing the DSC channel assignment issue.
As it seems, the firmware has been available since June 24, 2015.
End-users are advised to contact their local dealer for a firmware upgrade or perform the upgrade themselves.
To perform the firmware upgrade, the CT-99 adapter cable and
the USB-62B level converter cable are both required. The firmware updater
should be available for FREE from your local Standard Horizon dealer.
Yaesu/Standard Horizon has listened to customer feedback and (partially) resolved this issue.
It remains to see how Standard Horizon will notify users of flawed units that an essential
firmware upgrade should be applied.
A safety alert to affected customers and a market withdrawal of affected units is indeed appropriate.
Torkel M. Jodalen
Tel. (+47) 69252033 / 92422020
Email tmj AT bitwrap DOT no
(Yes, Yaesu, feel free to send me a free HX870E and the YCE02 software as a THANK YOU for the efforts in detailing the DSC problem).