FT-1000 RX Audio (lack thereof)

AC1O at delphi.com AC1O at delphi.com
Tue Apr 5 20:21:16 EDT 1994

>IMHO, the Yaesu FT-1000D RX audio into a pair of headphones stinks!!
>73, J. P. AA2DU
I agree.  When I first got my FT-1000, I was shocked at how little audio
gain it had, but thought it was just a mismatch with the Radio Shack
headphones I was using.  $55 later, I had myself a pair of Yaesu YH-77ST
headphones -- but they made only a minimal improvement.  The radio had to
go back to the factory for something else shortly afterwards, so I
specifically called this situation to Yaesu's attention.  Their response:
"The audio level via head phones is normal".
C'mon, guys; I've spent years crawling into receivers to pull weak signals
out of the noise, and this ain't "normal" -- certainly not for a radio in
this price/performance class.  Further, I don't think "hooking up a small
stereo amp to the headphones" (K0GU's solution) is an acceptable way to
deal with the problem; you shouldn't have to hook up extra boxes and wires
to a radio in this class to get "normal" performance out of it.  (One can
but dream what Drake would have done with the technology in the '1000. . .)  
73 de Walt, AC1O/4

>From H. Ward Silver" <hwardsil at seattleu.edu  Wed Apr  6 03:05:38 1994
From: H. Ward Silver" <hwardsil at seattleu.edu (H. Ward Silver)
Date: Tue, 5 Apr 1994 19:05:38 -0700 (PDT)
Subject: Laptops and wrists
Message-ID: <Pine.3.07.9404051933.B2352-8100000 at bach>

A cheap, reliable source for basic supplies such as pads, discs, printer
ribbons, etc. is:
MEI/Micro Center 1-800-634-3478
Excellent service, even have hard drives, tape backups, cables, etc.
73, Ward

>From Scott A Stembaugh <n9ljx at ecn.purdue.edu>  Wed Apr  6 05:47:31 1994
From: Scott A Stembaugh <n9ljx at ecn.purdue.edu> (Scott A Stembaugh)
Date: Tue, 05 Apr 94 23:47:31 -0500
Subject: My Bad on FD
Message-ID: <199404060447.XAA11830 at en.ecn.purdue.edu>

My evil twin had taken me hostage when he wrote about multipliers on FD.
Before you dig up the rules to confirm it, there are no mults.


>From lvn at fox.gsfc.nasa.gov (Larry Novak)  Wed Apr  6 14:15:58 1994
From: lvn at fox.gsfc.nasa.gov (Larry Novak) (Larry Novak)
Date: Wed, 6 Apr 94 09:15:58 EDT
Subject: Wrists
Message-ID: <9404061315.AA01306 at fox.gsfc.nasa.gov>

As I sit here wearing my wrist brace and with wrist pads all over my 
work area ... if you get wrist pads, remember that you are not 
supposed to keep your wrists on the pads while you're typing --
they're just for resting. Otherwise, you'll get carpal tunnel 
syndrome AND wrist rash ... ;-)

Larry, K3TLX

>From we9v at thetech.com (Chad Kurszewski)  Wed Apr  6 14:04:37 1994
From: we9v at thetech.com (Chad Kurszewski) (Chad Kurszewski)
Date: Wed, 06 Apr 94 06:04:37 PDT
Subject: WPX Phone 94
Message-ID: <ei4ckc1w165w at thetech.com>

Well, I finally got onto Internet...Thanks to Bob, N6TV's NCJ article in
Jan '94 for the First-Timer's Guide to Internet.
The WPX test started out SLOW!!  I thought there would be no way in
surpassing the old (1981) W9 record.  Boy, did things change!  The old
record was overtaken by bedtime Saturday nite.
The old record:  K9RX  1,095,252
The new one:     WE9V  2,653,152 (at KS9K)
Also, Mike, N0BSH, operated the 40M posistion at KS9K to break Jerry's
(WB9Z) W9 record.
The old record:  WB9Z   594,176 (in 1990)
The new one:     KS9K   810,690 (N0BSH op)
                       CQ WORLD WIDE WPX CONTEST  1994
      Call: WE9V                     Country:  United States
      Mode: SSB                      Category: Single Operator Single 
       15     1674     3812   2.3      696
     Totals   1675     3812   2.3      696  =   2,653,152
Club Affiliation: SULTANS OF SHWING
(Oh yeah...The LaCrossians, N0BSH, KA9FOX, and myself have formed a new
club since we don't fit into the SMC circle of participation.)
Continent List        15
  VE calls    =       55     3.3%
  NA/US calls =      411    24.5%  (this includes carrib)
  S.A. calls  =       67     4.0%
  Euro calls  =      928    55.4%
  Afrc calls  =       25     1.5%
  Asia calls  =       31     1.8%
  JA calls    =      111     6.6%
  Ocen calls  =       44     2.6%
  Total calls =     1674
Many thanks to Paul, KS9K, and his understanding wife Betsy, for allowing
us two goofballs to invade their home.
CU in the next TEST!
Chad Kurszewski, WE9V    we9v at thetech.com

we9v at thetech.com (Chad Kurszewski)
The Tech BBS (408) 279-7199 San Jose, CA

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