[Yaesu] FT-1000D mains transformers
esa.korhonen at picengineering.com
Thu Jan 15 14:00:27 EST 2004
John, you can buy one from the States with no worries.
First of all, the 1000D brochure says 50/60Hz. It has been designed to
take all the AC voltages around.
Secondly, a friend of mine, OH7MHL, imported a 1000D from the States in
1989. No problems at all so far, and it has received really heavy use at
OH7M, that is quite a big multi/single contest station here.
73 and GL
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On Behalf Of John Nelson
Sent: 15. tammikuuta 2004 13:28
To: yaesu at contesting.com
Subject: [Yaesu] FT-1000D mains transformers
As mentioned in an earlier mail item, I'm currently looking for a
late-production FT-1000D. Nice examples from the USA sometimes show up
on eBay and it's tempting to consider importing one, especially with the
pound as high as it is against the dollar. However, the service manager
of one UK retail outlet claims that this is a Bad Idea because the mains
transformers are different in European and American items, and that
rapid overheating and expensive failure will result if a rig
manufactured for a 60Hz market is used on 50Hz supplies.
Does anyone have access to the original parts catalogue, or can advise
whether the transformer is actually different? Or is this a piece of
folklore? The specification for my venerable FT-990 indicates that it's
usable on either 50 or 60Hz supplies, but what's the score for the
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