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 <email@example.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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