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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Location
    Columbus, OH
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    Default FT-8100r dead

    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?
    ~73
    Jeff
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  2. #2
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    I'd start here;
    http://groups.yahoo.com/group/ft8100...guid=254630330
    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.
    "Oh what a tangled web we weave when first we practice to receive."
    -Otto Watt Sept. 5 1925

  3. #3
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    Thank you! I don't know why I always forget about yahoo groups!
    ~73
    Jeff
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