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To: "Yaesu Reflector" <yaesu@contesting.com>
Subject: [Yaesu] FT-1000D Hum
From: "Dave Maley" <dgmaley@inav.net>
Date: Tue, 27 Jul 2004 20:07:26 -0500
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A good way to approximate the impedance of a set of headphones is to measure 
the DC resistance
and multiply the result by 1.5.
I suspect the hum you we are hearing is not from poor power supply filtering.  
It's more likely because of
the giant power transformer that's right behind the headphone jack.  Yaesu had 
to include separate headphone
amplifiers because of the second receiver and they look like an afterthought.  
I have always found the best
results when using headphones with around 70ohms impedance.  
Message: 2
Date: Mon, 26 Jul 2004 15:24:35 -0600
From: Marty Rosenzweig <marty@cmn.net>
Subject: [Yaesu] RE: FT-1000 60 Hz Hum Problem
To: yaesu@contesting.com
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Well Marinos gets the grand prize today! I tried a pair of Koss phones 
and no hum. The Koss measured about 240 ohms...I know that's DC 
resistance, not impedance, but it does indicate a much higher impedance 
than the Yaesu phones which measure about 34 ohms DC. A couple of 220 
ohm resistors in series with each "channel" and the hum is gone with a 
somewhat higher AF gain control position than without the resistors. 
Interesting that Yaesu doesn't design phones appropriate for (at least) 
this radio (or maybe not designing radios for common low impedance 
phones!), and it also explains why some FT-1000 users don't experience 
the hum at all.
I expect it's all an exercise in technology and the radio really doesn't 
perform any better now, with the modification, but the knowledge is 
worth the effort!
That brings me to the question of what people like in headphones, 
particularly for the 1000, I guess? I bought the Yaesu phones to 
optimize voice and, primarily, CW response  as opposed to the wide 
bandwidth of high quality audiophile phones. They're also much lighter 
than the Koss I used to use.

Any ideas?

Thanks to everyone who responded and ain't the Internet (and this list) 
a great resource?



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