[Boatanchors] Yaesu FT757GX and GX II's

The Pollacks rinkies at att.net
Sun Nov 20 00:46:31 EST 2011

Boatanchor 757?  I have one that's a spare, and loan to newbies to get them
onto HF.  Usually, it sits on top of my DX100, so at best, it's a "junior"
boatanchor.  Very usable rig especially on cw with built in narrow filter
and keyer!

Ron K2RP

-----Original Message-----
From: boatanchors-bounces at puck.nether.net
[mailto:boatanchors-bounces at puck.nether.net] On Behalf Of Alex [Temple
Sent: Saturday, November 19, 2011 3:28 PM
To: Boatanchors at puck.nether.net
Subject: Re: [Boatanchors] Yaesu FT757GX and GX II's

Wow I still remember this rig in its prime time like it was yesterday, have
already enough years passed to consider it now a boatanchor? ;-)

As a matter of fact I once fixed one while living in Martinique back in '91.
One of the big 64-pin SMD square chips was bad, and since there was another
exact same IC in the rig that was not going to be used due to the
functionality it was assigned to, I just swapped them and got the rig
working for that frenchie, and he was mighty happy to have it back working.
Had to desolder pin by pin with actually the tip of a "pin" pulling up while
heating every single IC pin. No, no hot air station available to me at the

Time is relentless, the years keep on piling on like there is no stopping


  At 10:43 AM 11/19/2011, you wrote:
>anyone have an old Yaesu FT757 they want to sell?  Doesn't work is 
>fine. In fact I prefer that it needs to be repaired or is for parts only.
>Antenna tuner, power supply, etc. ?? Those too.
>Contact me OFF the lists.   thanks,
>and the beat goes onnnnnnnnn!!!!

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