Hey George, join the club.
I think it's called "operator error".
Don't sweat it, WE ALL DO IT FROM TIME TO TIME !!
I was afraid to post anything back to your earlier E-mail because I
just can't imagine all the things that could go screwy with those Mark V
If you ask me, it's just way more technology then anyone needs at
their finger tips. I'm still running 1950's Collins gear, Drake C.w.
Yaesu's from the 1970's. I also have a FT-1000D and two FT-100D
radios (One dedicated for 6 meters in the house & and one mobile.)
I can only imagine what it would be like having that Mark V.
Heck there are things on my FT-1000D that I have rarely ever used in
> Message: 1
> Date: Sun, 17 Nov 2002 14:02:51 -0600 (Central Standard Time)
> From: "George Halpin" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> To: "Yaesu" <email@example.com>
> Subject: [Yaesu] Thanks to all
> I thought my Mark V had gone south when it wouldn't transmit. I'm
> ashamed to
> admit the radio is OK. My stupidity was overwhelming my
> intelligence, or to
> put it another way I was having a "dumb attack". I was monitoring 2m
> multiplier spots when a call came in. I reached to turn down the
> volume on
> the Mark V and unknowlingly I turned down the mic gain. Ignoring the
> audio, I copied the traffic and went back to HF only to find out I
> getting out.(no transmit). After checking and rechecking, (or so I
> I assumed the rig had died, so I shut it down and left the station
> for about
> 2 hours. Thinking I should give it another go, I turned on the rig
> immediately spied the mic control turned back to zero. Viola! After
> resetting the nob correctly, everything is OK.
> Thanks all for the comments,
> de N9DO George H