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Subject: [Yaesu] YAESU FT707 - RESTORATION
From: j.hilton1" <j.hilton1@ntlworld.com (j.hilton1)
Date: Fri, 14 Jun 2002 19:46:58 +0100
Have recently purchased a seconhand ft707 and would now like to go about
cleaning the radio up and getting a few things sorted, so looking for some
assistance in getting things done!! Anyone able to recommend what is best
for cleaning and taking small scratches out off the plastic frequency
display panel ?? nothing too deap, just a few small scrapes received over
the years, controls and switches, whats best to clean with ?? and the top
casing is looking a bit worse for wear, so is it a case off spraying over
with a fresh spray paint or does the original paint have to come off ?? is
there a good paint match for the original ?? Have also noticed that the main
tuning control is slightly hard work !! have tried the adjustements on the
actual control, but still feel it is not as free spinning as it should be,
anything I can use or do to help ?? and finally !! as for the original yaesu
hand michrophone supplied with the ft707, are there any thoughts on whats
best to add, to give it a slight punch with regards dx contacts ?? with the
radio not having a speech processor as standard would any off the  "heil"
inserts " hc4/5 " be any good with this particular radio, or maybe some form
off add on speech clipping / processor ??
Well that is it !!
                  As always thank you to everyone who gives help/ advice on
any off the above questions its very much appreciatted.


john hilton

" gm1zvj / mm3zvj "



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