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Re: [Yaesu] [Amateur-repairs] Knobs for Yaesu FT 5100/5200

To: Amateur-repairs@yahoogroups.com,Yaesu Reflector <yaesu@contesting.com>,"yaesu@mailman.qth.net" <yaesu@mailman.qth.net>
Subject: Re: [Yaesu] [Amateur-repairs] Knobs for Yaesu FT 5100/5200
From: kd4e <kd4e@verizon.net>
Reply-to: kd4e@verizon.net
Date: Thu, 31 Aug 2006 15:38:06 +0800
List-post: <mailto:yaesu@contesting.com>
>> Someone told me that it was a pretty simple task
>> to swap out a new head but a nightmare to replace
>> the LCD-only, even if Yaesu still carried them,
>> which they do not.
> Replacing the LCD isn't for the faint of heart. Plated-
> through holes, really tight SMT placement, etc., but it
> is doable. Even changing the bulbs for the display can
> be a challenge without a desoldering station  :-)
> I presume you got ahold of Yaesu to see if indeed it
> is NOT available? That really sucks to not be able to
> repair such a fine rig.
> Tedd Doda, VE3TJD
> www.ve3tjd.com

Yes, it was Yaesu who said the LCD is no longer available.

They also quoted me $130.+ for the head which is a lot
for a rig this old, even though it is a versatile rig.


Thanks! & 73,
doc, KD4E
... somewhere in FL
URL:  bibleseven (dot) com
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