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Yeasu FT-2900 shut down

Discussion in 'General Technical Questions and Answers' started by N2YGI, Oct 10, 2018.

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  1. N2YGI

    N2YGI Ham Member QRZ Page

    I turned on the radio after a week and changed the frequency. I noticed the frequency flashing, tried to key up, looked like it would TX but it would go back to stand by mode after 5".
    No matter what i did the frequency wouldn't stop flashing, even turned it on and off, nothing. So i decided to perform a master reset.
    After the reset, the display wouldn't light up (lights), and no audio.
    Haven't put up a power meter to check the output yet, so I don't know if it transmits.

    Any thoughts?
  2. K3LI

    K3LI Premium Subscriber QRZ Page

    Last one I heard of doing that had a couple of burnt resistors. Dont remember which ones. Is it the entire display or just the tx/rec indicator flashing? The resistors on the one I saw kept the tx rec indicator flashing. When it turn off and back on, the display would not light at all.
  3. N2YGI

    N2YGI Ham Member QRZ Page

    Entire display, nothing comes out when I open the squelch, it says "busy" all the time, hmm. let think what else...
  4. KA9JLM

    KA9JLM Ham Member QRZ Page

    What is your power supply ? Voltage ?
  5. N2YGI

    N2YGI Ham Member QRZ Page

    Motorola, 14,2V
  6. N2YGI

    N2YGI Ham Member QRZ Page

    So, Yesterday afternoon, I switched on the power supply and I thought of giving another try.
    I wasn't expecting anything.
    To my surprise the radio turned on like nothing ever happened! The only thing that everything was erased, caused I did a master reset.
    It receives and transmits, lights and everything work, like brand new!!
    I haven't turned it off since...
  7. G3YRO

    G3YRO Ham Member QRZ Page

    I would recommend removing the front panel module, and use switch cleaner on a rag to clean the metal spring contacts that connect it to the main chassis - that's probably your problem. (so it's likely to happen again)

    I bought my FT2800 when it was only a year old, for just £30 on eBay, as it was faulty . . . that was all that was wrong with it!

    Roger G3YRO

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