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Subject: [Yaesu] Yaesu serial numbers
From: "Ken Kinyon" <w7ts@comcast.net>
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Date: Sun, 1 Nov 2009 17:55:11 -0700
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Hi Nate,
Thanks for the info.  The problem in this case is that, if I'm correct, the 736
was manufactured from 1987 to 1999. ;<) 

73, Ken W7TS

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Subject: Re: [Yaesu] Yaesu serial numbers

* Ken Kinyon <w7ts@comcast.net> [2009 Nov 01 14:54 -0600]:
> I have researched enough to figure out most of the serial number scheme.
> However I can't find the answer to one question.
> I understand that the first number represents the year it was made..  
> If a model is in production for more than ten years, how to you tell 
> which decade it was made.
> For example, if a FT-736R has a serial number start with 7 or 8, how 
> do you tell if it is 1987-8 or 1997-8?

About the only way I'm aware of is to research old magazines to find out when
the model in question was advertised and reviewed.

73, de Nate >>


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