I was asked a couple of times about the APRS settings on the FT1-XDE, so I decided to list them here with some comments. Maybe it’s useful for somebody else.
To open the APRS settings, press [DISP] for a second and chose menu 9 (APRS) and press [ENT]
If you just want to start quickly, here are the basic settings:
4) APRS Modem: 1200bps
15) BEACON STATS TXT: 73
16) BEACON TX: manual
18) DIGI PATH: WIDE1-1, WIDE2-1
20) GPS POWER: On
23) CALLSIGN: Put your callsign there
24) MY POSITION: GPS
25) MY SYMBOL: Whatever you want as a symbol
Now leave the APRS settings, switch VFO B to 144.800 (if this is the APRS frequency used in your country) and then press F + 9 (BCONTX) and you will send your first APRS beacon message.