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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: Ron Youvan <ka4inm@gmail.com>
Reply-to: ka4inm@gmail.com
Date: Tue, 7 Nov 2017 12:30:25 -0500
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 Keith W9RM Morehouse wrote:

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.

I have a FT-450D and I "opened up the antenna tuner's range"* and it will load over an incredible range of antennas on the wrong frequencies, but the noise blanker barely accomplishes anything.

  Anyone ever hear of any form of relief for this blanker?

  * info on the WWW  (changes 3:1 to 7:1)
  (like my 40 meter dipole on 75 meters)
  Ron  KA4INM - Youvan's corollary:
                Every action results in unwanted side effects.
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