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Re: [Yaesu] FT920 Problems

To: Richd1313@aol.com, yaesu@contesting.com
Subject: Re: [Yaesu] FT920 Problems
From: "Bry Carling" <bcarling@cfl.rr.com>
Reply-to: bcarling@cfl.rr.com
Date: Sat, 30 Jan 2010 17:32:24 -0500
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Thanks Rich - is that something separate from the RF GAIN knob?
> Chech your drive knob 

> In a message dated 1/30/2010 4:15:51 P.M. Eastern Standard Time,
> bcarling@cfl.rr.com writes: 
>     Hi guys,
>     I have a Yaesu FT920 that has low RF power output.
>     Seems like I can only get 1 watt or so out of it in any mode.
>     Before I go troubleshooting or looking for a repair facility, I
> wonder
>     if maybe there is anything I could have overlooked in how I
> have
>     it set up? I am using a dipole with a Palstar Tuner and I am
> not
>     using the internal tuner. The SWR is 1:1
>     Also, of course, the "RF POWER" knob is turned up all the way.
>     Is there anything that I might be forgetting that could be set
>     wrong to cause this?
>     I am going to check the MENU for the port settings for each
> antenna
>     and see if the power is set low. Maybe do a RESET of the
> system.
>     I have about 1 amp into the radio on receive and about 5 amps
>     on transmit. On certain bands and with certain settings, I seem
> to
>     get a little more power out.
>     Have others seen this problem, and what did you do to fix it?
>     Regards - Brian, AF4K
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