[Yaesu] FT-1000D Cleanup report
David G. Maley
Thu, 17 Oct 2002 12:49:48 -0500 (CDT)
You remind me of an elderly ham I once had for a neighbor. He was a
retired Collins field service engineer. His instructions to me were:
1. Get yourself a FT-1000. It will be the last rig you will ever need.
2. Use it to get your code speed to a minimum of 25WPM.
I'm 50% there and working.
On Thu, 17 Oct 2002, j.a.hermans wrote:
> Hello Dave,
> How to copy CW at 25 wpm and more. Two choises.....
> 1. A good keyboard system...............and decoder.........
> 2. Start training. That means at least 30 minutes a day.
> One are learning very fast, other slow, but what I am sure about, keep on
> training, and every body can reach 30 WPM this way.
> Myself I started back again after 45 Years ..... used to be a spark in the
> Belgian Navy ( 1951 1956 ) and did about 25 WPM. To day at 68 years young
> I improved my CW chating at roughly 35 depending upon the time.
> Suffering of artritis in my hands, with what we call here
> springfingers....... but I still go on, and hope to give it a try for a HSP
> certificate these days. So dont give it up Dave, 30 minutes a day, you'll
> improve 2 wpm a month. Under 40 years of age you get a 50%
> discount........hi ....so you can reach it in about 4 or 5 weeks.
> What say Dave.
> 73's es gd lck cu sn on cw om
> Jos on4kj
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "David G. Maley" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> To: <email@example.com>
> Sent: Thursday, October 17, 2002 3:21 PM
> Subject: [Yaesu] FT-1000D Cleanup report
> > Just wanted to say thanks for helping with this cleanup process on
> > an older 1000D. This one has a serial number that shows a JUly 1990
> > construction date, but I suspect it went back for updating sometime
> > in the mid-90's. The ver 6.00 software was already in it.
> > I found one little problem (and correction) I wanted to pass along.
> > The fan didn't run very often on this radio, but when it did the exhaust
> > air was quite warm. I happen to remove the black heat-sink cover off the
> > back of the radio to clean it. Once the cover is removed, it's easy to
> > access the PA board on the bottom heat-sink, and the regulator board
> > on the top heat-sink. The controller for the fan is on the regulator
> > board. There's a thermistor extending off the regulator board that
> > lays on the top heat-sink. The only thing that holds it down is a
> > glob of white heat-sink compound. Over the years, the compound dried
> > and allowed the thermistor to pop up, no longer having direct
> > contact. I cleand off the old and replaced the compound. Pushed the
> > thermistor down into it, while not getting any on the leads. Now
> > the fan runs more often, but the exhaust air is much cooler.
> > Now if I could only get this radio to teach me how to copy CW at
> > 25WPM <grin>.
> > Dave
> > WA0ZZG
> > AR
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