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Re: [CQ-Contest] Age related problems in FT1000?

To: John Geiger <aa5jg@yahoo.com>
Subject: Re: [CQ-Contest] Age related problems in FT1000?
From: Tom Haavisto <kamham69@gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 23 Jul 2010 20:46:07 -0400
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Hi John

Another common fault with the 1000 is with the bearings in the VFO
when used in a contest setting.  Consider for a moment what a "well
loved" radio goes through.  After a few years, the bearings in the VFO
go, and the VFO does not work as well as it once did. I should add -
this not only happens to the FT-1000, but a few other radios as well.
I have read a few comments on 3830 about this issue, and saw it first
hand at a multi-multi I visited.

While the 1000 is a great contest radio as you pointed out, 20 years
of constantly spinning the dial takes its toll...

Tom - VE3CX

On Fri, Jul 23, 2010 at 1:31 PM, John Geiger <aa5jg@yahoo.com> wrote:
> I have started to see some really good deals show up on the Yaesu FT1000 (the 
> straight 1000, not the MP).  If I remember correctly, this model came out in 
> 1990, so it is 20 years old or so by now.  Are there any common age related 
> problems showing up in the FT1000 models?
> 73s John AA5JG
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