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Subject: [Yaesu] Yaesu 400 series
From: Stuart Bloom <sbbloom69@yahoo.com>
Date: Mon, 26 Jul 2004 11:41:52 -0700 (PDT)
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I have a FTdx-400 and a FRdx-400 (but no FLdx-400). 
Both are sick, and I've been assembling parts to
restore them.  I just haven't had time to work on them
(I'm still working on the house).  I hope to work on
them this winter since I hope to have my shack and
workbench moved by October.


> From: "Michael Charteris" <empire1963@hotmail.com>
> Subject: [Yaesu] The Classic Silver 400/401 Series
> Yaesu Equipment of the
>       1960's
> Date: Mon, 26 Jul 2004 08:04:22 +1000
> To: yaesu@contesting.com
> Hi There,
> Mike, VK4QS here. I have just joined the group,
> though for a while I have 
> been reading the postings. I am a devotee of the
> Yaesu FLDX400 TX//FRDX400 
> RX, as well as the FT400/401 series that came out in
> the late 1960's early 
> 1970's, and the above sets are what make up my
> station here in Ipswich, 
> Queensland, Australia.
> Having said that, I did a search of the Postings for
> the Yaesu 400/401 
> series and there was only 3 postings from memory. I
> noticed that Harry 
> Leeming G3LLL is a member of the group, and I would
> just like to say harry I 
> have read and have a copy of your excellent article
> on the FT401,
> "A Fresh Lookat the FT401". I would be very
> interested to know Harry, if you 
> ever serviced or had anything to do with the FRDX400
> and the FLDX400 Twins, 
> and if so, would you say that they had much in
> common with the Collins 
> "S-LINE of the time, seeing that the Yeasu Twins had
> Mechaincal Filters. I 
> had heard a rumour that Yaesu actually tried very
> hard to follow and copy 
> Collins in there early sets like the FR/FLDX400
> Twins, though i am not sure 
> of any truth about that. Perhaps you might be able
> to put paid to that 
> rumour Harry.
> I am curious as to how many of the other member of
> the group actually have 
> and use or have had inthe past the FRDX400/FLDX400
> Twins. It would be good 
> to hear from you as there are a many of them out
> there under benches doing 
> nothing I reckon. I have owned many Yaesu's in the
> past, from the FT200 to 
> the FT401B, but never an FT101E series. My mainstay
> Rig in the shack is the 
> Yaesu FT980, circa 1984 or so, and it goes like a
> treat, often receiving 
> excellent reports for the transmitted signal and
> Audio. I wonder how many 
> have FT980 in the group also.
> Anyway friends I look forward to hearing from you
> and seeing your postings 
> if perhaps they apply to your station. I really
> enjoy the Classic Yaesu's of 
> the 1960's, and perhaps you do too.
> All the best for now
> Cheers Mike VK4QS

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