[Yaesu] Some Yaesu FT1000MP MK5 questions

WX4US wx4us at cox.net
Sat Jan 13 23:17:05 EST 2018

I owned a Mk5 for more than 15 years.  My only failure was the power 
supply.  I replaced it with an Astron 13.8v & 28v PS. The receive 
section runs on 13.8vdc and the the transmitter uses 30vdc.   I did not 
notice any issues with the loss of 2 vdc. Possibly my max wattage 
suffered a little but I rarely ran more than 40-50 watts into a AL-1500, 
so if I could only put out a maximum of 180 watts instead of 200, it 
didn't matter.  Now I did run an FTV-1000 and instead of 200w I would 
see more like 175-180 max on 6 meters. Small problem.  The Mk5 is a 
fantastic radio.


Fred - WX4US

On 01/13/2018 21:06, John Geiger wrote:
> I have found a Yaesu FT1000MP MK5 at a good price, and am wondering about
> the reliability of this model. Are there any common problems that show up
> with age?  Is $1095 plus shipping a pretty good price for this model with
> stock filters?
> Also, will the FH-2 keypad, used with current Yaesus, work on the MK5 also,
> in place of the FH-1.
> 73 John AF5CC
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73, Fred - WX4US Pensacola

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