I recently installed the new Yaesu FTM100DR radio in my car, and it’s not currently supported by any open source programming software.

RT Systems has some programming software, but it only runs on windows, and it’s kinda stupid expensive.

I found a utility by KZ7ZZZ over at the 4x4ham.com forums that reads Yaesu’s .dat file and writes out an XML file.

I’ve added a wrapper in python that will take the CSV export from chirp and it will convert it to an XML file and call KZ7ZZZ’s utility on it resulting in a .dat file that can be loaded on the radio. KZ7ZZZ’s tool was intended for the FTM400DR, however it also works on the FTM100DR.

The necessary code is here: https://github.com/tcpsyn/ftm-400d

#!/usr/bin/python
# Convert a csv file from chirp into an XML file that can be
# converted to a dat
#

import csv
import xml.etree.cElementTree as ET
from optparse import OptionParser
from subprocess import call

# /ftm-import channels.xml ~/Desktop/MEMFTM100D.dat MEMFTM100D.dat > file.xml

def ImportData(input_file,output_file):
 call(['./ftm-import','output.xml', input_file, output_file])

def ConvertToXML(input_file):
 root=ET.Element("channels")
 reader=csv.DictReader(open(input_file,'r'), delimiter=',')

 for row in reader:
 channum=row['Location']
 chan=ET.SubElement(root, 'channel')
 chan.set("bank",str(1))
 chan.set("slot",str(channum))
 f=row['Frequency']
 f=f[0:7]
 ET.SubElement(chan, "band").text = "VHF"
 ET.SubElement(chan, "offset").text = row['Duplex'] + row['Offset']
 ET.SubElement(chan, "sql").text = 'T-TX'
 ET.SubElement(chan, "tone").text = row['rToneFreq']
 ET.SubElement(chan, "power").text = "high"
 ET.SubElement(chan, "tag").text = row['Name']
 ET.SubElement(chan, "frequency").text = f

 tree= ET.ElementTree(root)
 tree.write('output.xml')

if __name__ == "__main__":
 usage = """

 This script will convert a CSV from chirp into an XML file
 suitable for use with the Yaesu FTM100DR (and probably FTM400DR)

 %prog -i /path/to/input.csv -i /path/to/old/MEMFTM100D.dat -o /path/to/new/MEMFTM100D.dat

 Place the resulting MEMFTM100D.dat file on your sd card and load it into your radio:

 Menu: SD Card: Backup: Read from backup

 """

 parser = OptionParser(usage)
 parser.add_option("-o", dest="output_dat", help="Path to dat outfile")
 parser.add_option("-d", dest='input_dat', help="Path to dat infile")
 parser.add_option("-i", dest="input_csv", help="Path to csv infile")

 (options, args) = parser.parse_args()
 if (options.output_dat is None) or (options.input_dat is None) or (options.input_csv is None):
 print(usage)
 else:
 ConvertToXML(options.input_csv)
 ImportData(options.input_dat,options.output_dat)