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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 10:31:50 -0700
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Oh, one thing as far as unavailable components go...

The Phillips BLF147 50V final devices are not available anymore.  You might
find various ones floating around but you'll never be able to find the
matched set you (probably) need.  I went through a long search process a
few years ago when I needed them for a Yaesu FTV1000 6M transverter, that
ended in failure.  I eventually ripped the original PA out of the FTV1000
and built a new one based on a 30W module so I could still use the
transverter as a driver for my Harris SSPA's.

I don't think the Phillips driver part is available either.  So, be careful
with that FT1000MP MKV - DO NOT use the Class A feature, which biases up
the devices so high they run at the temperature of the sun !  You have been
warned :)


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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