[Yaesu] FT-101 Available

Roger (K8RI) k8ri at rogerhalstead.com
Wed Oct 24 15:51:13 EDT 2012

On 10/24/2012 8:13 AM, Eddy Swynar wrote:
> Hi Guys,
> In case any Canadian subscribers are interested, I stumbled upon this "bargoon" just a few minutes ago:
> http://ontario.kijiji.ca/c-buy-and-sell-electronics-Ham-Radio-W0QQAdIdZ425199296
> Not a bad price, really!
> I recall the FT-101 was my "dream rig" early in my Ham career. The host of our Club Field Day site had just purchased one back in the day, and this newbie was really & truly impressed with the rig's capabilities & flexibility.
> NOTE: I have NO pecuniary interest in this sale whatsoever---I offer it merely as a potential favour to other Yaesu aficiandos.
> ~73~ de Eddy VE3CUI - VE3XZ

I had a 101B when they were new (around late 60's or early 70's..."I 
think"). Never saw a straight 101.  It worked well and the only 
complaint was an overly generous solder joint in the Jones connector 
used for power. The side that was chassis mount had a large ball of 
solder that if the connector were pushed sideways would touch the 
chassis.  The AC plug was not polarized. When I went out to rearrange 
the radials under the 40M vertical in the spring (pull the ones straight 
that had come loose) I had one grab me when I knelt down on the wet 
grass. Fortunately I fell over backwards and when my knees broke contact 
with the grass I could move and threw the wire.  Starting at the ground 
rod and reaching out as far as I could, my Simpson 250 measured over 90 
volts, yet the rig was attached to a ground rod about 60-70 feet the 
other side of the service ground.

Other than that I liked that little rig.  Finals may be getting hard to 
find. I think they were 6JS6 sweep tubes which were cheap and plentiful 
back then.

I've been looking for one state side to recreate some of my old stations.


Roger (K8RI)
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