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Re: [Yaesu] Yaesu Digest, Vol 174, Issue 2

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Subject: Re: [Yaesu] Yaesu Digest, Vol 174, Issue 2
From: Keith Morehouse <w9rm@calmesapartners.com>
Date: Tue, 7 Nov 2017 10:19:31 -0700
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I'm still using a FT1000MP MKV as a primary HF radio and as a IF radio for
2, 222 & 432.  Still works great for both purposes.  I like having the
extra power on HF and, if you pack it full of filters and do a couple of
Inrad mods, it holds it's own under crowded contest conditions.

The only issue I see is the lack of a decent noise blanker.  It appears
Yaesu let the summer engineering interns design the blanker on this model.
Compared to both my old standby FT1000D and my FT920 6M radio, the MP MKV
blanker is a disaster.  I've made a few mods to it, which helps some, but
in general, it's pretty useless.


Keith J Morehouse
Managing Partner
Calmesa Partners G.P.
Olathe, CO

On Tue, Nov 7, 2017 at 10:00 AM, <yaesu-request@contesting.com> wrote:

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> Date: Mon, 6 Nov 2017 13:37:01 -0600
> From: John Geiger <af5cc2@gmail.com>
> To: yaesu reflector <yaesu@mailman.qth.net>, yaesu@contesting.com,
>         All about Yaesu 1000mp <1000mp@mailman.qth.net>
> Subject: [Yaesu] FT1000MP MK5 and reliability with age-and other rig
>         suggestions
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> In looking at the different 200 watt rigs that do dual receive, the Yaesu
> FT1000MP MK5 is starting to come down to some nice prices.  Most of the
> people on the eham.net reviews for this rig love it, although there is a
> sizable minority who seemed to have had nothing but problems with it.
> How is this rig doing with age?  Are reliability problems starting to show
> up?  Are there parts that can no longer be obtained?
> I like the concept of the FT2000D, with 200 watts on 6m as well, but it
> seems that the receiver isn't near as good as the one on the FT1000MP, and
> probably not as good as my Kenwood TS950SD from 25 years ago.
> The FTDX5000 looks tempting also, but it seems that the OLED display has a
> good chance at going bad, has Yaesu taken care of that in the newer
> produced rigs?  The Icom 7800 and FTDX9000 are probably out of my price
> range although I would love a FTDX9000MP!
> 73 John AF5CC
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