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[Yaesu] FT1000 switching diodes

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Subject: [Yaesu] FT1000 switching diodes
From: w5robert@blkbox.COM (Robert)
Date: Thu, 16 Jan 1997 17:33:04 -0600 (CST)
> I have an older FT1000 that I think is experiencing IMD
> from the switching diodes that select the bandpass filters
> for receive. The noise does not go away switching in the
> attenuator. The best I can describe the noise is that it is
> the same as what happens when you switch in a noise blanker
> with a strong signal up or down the band.
> I have heard that Yaesu has a new type of diode (pin diode)
> to replace the switching diodes. Anyone gone through this?
> Rob Emerson, K0ZZ
> Computerized Medical Systems, Inc.
> emerson@cms-stl.com
Yes.   It is a free upgrade, but you must pay postage.
And there was a 5 week wait when I had mine done.  i.e.:
translation:  you'll miss arrl CW.
73 Robert  W5AJ  w5robert@blkbox.com   

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