FT-200 help, please
N5AIT Allan Stephens
MODSTEPH at ACS.EKU.EDU
Thu Feb 3 05:37:59 EST 2000
A local kid picked up a Yaesu FT-200 somewhere and wants to get
it on the air. He has just earned his Tech-plus license and was
hoping to get it on for this weekend's CX, but it is not working. He
heard that I worked on radios and asked me to take a look at it...
It is a hybrid rig with about a dozen tubes (all check good),
and comes with no papers or book. (does have power supply/speaker
There is nothing coming from the speaker but very faint hum,
even at full volume. I have been able to detect a low-level signal
on 80 but it does not get through to the final stages on transmit.
So far nothing heard (xmt) on 40, haven't tried 20-15-10 except
on receive. B+ is good, but no dip on final (signal not getting
I could sure use the book, a schematic, any tips, etc. It is
in decent physical shape (other than smelling of its smoker previous
owner) and all controls physically seem to be operating just fine.
I have heard that it is the same as the Tempo One - anyone know
for sure? Will Tempo One manual/schematic do me as much good as
ones for the FT-200? Anyone got any I might borrow/beg/copy?
... and don't forget that this coming Sunday, 6 Feb, is CX!
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