[Yaesu] Yaesu serial numbers

Nate Bargmann n0nb at n0nb.us
Sun Nov 1 15:49:29 PST 2009

* Ken Kinyon <w7ts at comcast.net> [2009 Nov 01 14:54 -0600]:
> I have researched enough to figure out most of the serial number scheme.
> However I can't find the answer to one question.
> I understand that the first number represents the year it was made..  If a model
> is in production for more than ten years, how to you tell which decade it was
> made.
> For example, if a FT-736R has a serial number start with 7 or 8, how do you tell
> if it is 1987-8 or 1997-8?

About the only way I'm aware of is to research old magazines to find
out when the model in question was advertised and reviewed.

73, de Nate >>


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