> Date: Fri, 22 Aug 1997 13:18:38 +0200
> From: Esterson/Pinsky <firstname.lastname@example.org> (by way of Esterson/Pinsky
> Subject: [Yaesu] "FT51R Headaches - the Sequel"
> Howdy all,
> Remember the rig that went back to Lentini for warantee repair and took a
> month to get back? Well, it just got delivered to me here in Israel by my
> wonderful family, and besides the fact that Lentini ignored my photocopy of
> the purchase receipt and the warrantee registration and therefor tried to
> charge over $80 for the repair (most of which was eventually refunded), the
> rig still has the same problem: when switching battery packs, it frequently
> refuses to "light up" again, without a lot of fiddling around. This seems to
> be most prevalent when the exhausted pack has really run down to the point
> that the display disappears altogether, which happens about 5 seconds after
> the low-battery indicator comes on. I'm using Yaesu's FNB-38s, and one
> 1500mAh FNB35 from W&W. BTW, The FNB38s (nominally 9.6v) routinely indicate
> 10.4v on the rig's internal meter, till they're just about empty.
> Am I doing something wrong? Is this a common problem with this rig? Has
> anyone else encountered it and found the solution? Do you know of anyone
> anywhere at Yaesu or a service center who can correctly diagnose the rig and
> repair it in a timely fashion? I'd sure like to talk to a service engineer
> who can reassure me that it's worth it to return the rig for repair again,
> and not having the use of it for another couple months ... Can anyone tell
> me who to call?
> - -Avi, 4X6UA
You are not doing anything wrong, I have a FT-51 and know five others that
also have the 51 and they all do the same thing when the battery goes low.
73 Bob N8ZCC
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