[VHFcontesting] FT-736 Problem

Jim Forsyth jim at forsyth.net
Wed Dec 5 08:51:19 EST 2001


mine does the same thing when running off an external 12v supply and the
internal voltage sensing circuit decides the voltage is too low. It didn't
do that when it was new, only after Yaesu put in some 'improvements'.

Jim, AF6O

----- Original Message -----
From: "Rick Stoneking" <w2rds at arrl.net>
To: <vhfcontesting at contesting.com>
Sent: Wednesday, December 05, 2001 5:27 AM
Subject: [VHFcontesting] FT-736 Problem

> All,
> I have recently acquired a FT-736 and it has a peculiar problem.
> Occasionally when I push the PTT on the microphone (Heil Mic - do not get
> the original mic with the rig) the display on the 736 shuts off and the
> is essentially dead. None of the controls seem to have any effect, no
> 'beeps' are generated when the buttons are pressed, etc. I have to turn
> radio off and then back on. The radio has operated for relatively long
> periods of time without a problem, and in some cases it even seems
> frequency/memory dependant. I have my local 2m repeater programmed in to
> memory 1 (145.29 -) and another repeater programmed in to memory 2
> -) and at one point every time I pressed the PTT when memory 1 was
> it happened, but if I went to memory 2 there was no problem, but as soon
> I went back to memory 1 it did it again. I have also had it happen using
> 440 FM in VFO mode (not using a memory channel).
> Has anyone ever heard of or experienced anything like this? I have read on
> the Kenwood reflector of a problem experienced with some of those where
> display would act up or disappear, and that was due to a poor contact in
> the display cabling - so I plan to check/clean all of the cable
> Rick
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