[CQ-Contest] Key Clicks

beaudoin wa1fcn at charter.net
Fri Jun 5 20:46:07 EDT 2020

         GA Larry

             I wonder if there is less problem if the FT1000mp is used 
in class  " A " mode.

             BoB WA1FCN

On 6/4/2020 9:51 PM, Larry via CQ-Contest wrote:
> hi all,
> the Yaesu FT-1000MP was famous for key clix. i had no idea until a friend called on the phone to inform me about the problem. i believe that there is a mod to correct this but i don't remember who came up with the mod. possibly someone on this forum can direct us to the writer.
> the FT-1000MP is a great radio and still used by many. if you own one of these radios it may be prudent to check and see if you have a key click problem.
> good luck,larry  n7dd
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Doug Renwick <ve5ra at sasktel.net>
> To: 'Jim McCook' <w6ya at cox.net>; 'CQ-Contest Reflector' <cq-contest at contesting.com>
> Sent: Fri, Jun 5, 2020 12:38 am
> Subject: Re: [CQ-Contest] Key Clicks
> Hi,
> Think about this. If you conceal the rigs identity, how do readers know
> which rigs to avoid. By concealing you are endorsing the faulty rigs.
> Doug
> Free Climbing - The ultimate test of strength and technique.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: CQ-Contest
> [mailto:cq-contest-bounces+ve5ra=sasktel.net at contesting.com] On Behalf Of
> Jim McCook
> Sent: June-04-20 4:31 PM
> To: CQ-Contest Reflector
> Subject: Re: [CQ-Contest] Key Clicks
> I purposefully avoided naming the radios that I noticed had the clicks.
> I think people should discuss that off line.  I can only say I agree
> with your comments, Jim.  This problem was mentioned again by Rob
> Sherwood in a recent webinar, and it clearly needs attention by the
> manufacturers.  I also noticed extreme clicks years ago with early Flex
> models, but they quickly cleared that up.  Even setting the default to
> 6ms or more by the manufacturers would be a big help, since it seems
> most people don't change that setting.   Hot switching with older amps
> with slow relays can be a major click problem, too.  Jim
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