Program Your Yaesu MH-59A8J Microphone for better Usability (FT-857D)

Andre Vk1AD a SOTA expert and Yaesu owner of the FT-857D created a useful cheat sheet for programming the radio for his SOTA activities for use with the optional MH-59 Remote DTMF Mic. Check out his blog and he has a ton of useful information

In order to use the microphone you need to perform the following tasks:

  1. Set menu #59.
  2. Plug in the mic.
  3. Configure ALC settings
  4. Configure FM/AM microphone gain.
  5. Configure custom buttons.

The MH-59A8J microphone adds the following useful features:

  • Rotary control for VFO
  • Programmable keys
  • additional function buttons



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