FT-8100r dead

Discussion in 'Radio Circuits, Repair & Performance' started by KD8HYU, May 2, 2012.

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  1. KD8HYU

    KD8HYU Ham Member QRZ Page

    Friend was given this ft8100r by his friend whos Ham father passed away. No information about the history of this thing. Hooked it up to power and a know good antenna system. The needles on my SWR meter barely moved on both 2m/440 and would not receive signals from the local repeaters. Only receive a signal from my HT that was 3 feet away. The only thing that is visibly wrong with it is that the mic cord sheathing is coming off. Anyone have this problem or know where to start?
  2. K7MH

    K7MH Ham Member QRZ Page

    I'd start here;
    I have owned one since it was new. It has had very documented problem that there is and a couple more! I was able to repair most problems myself from the info I found in the above user group. It is a pretty good rig once you get past all the problems it may have so I hang on to it.
  3. KD8HYU

    KD8HYU Ham Member QRZ Page

    Thank you! I don't know why I always forget about yahoo groups!
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