Hello all. Firstly please be patient I'm learning and may appear dense at times. I have a technical background but am rusty on my component level and radio system trouble shooting but I'll try and catch up fast. Ok here we go. I have a used FT-101EE that I have no idea of its history. Unit is in good physical condition. So far I have powered up and have heard some voices on the receiver but haven't transmitted onto the air yet. I have it connected to a dummy load with a radio shack pwr/vswr meter inline. Initially I thought there wasn't any power out at all but I found out that isn't exactly true so I'll list my observations so far below and hopefully some of you guys like G3YRO or others might be so gracious as to offer some direction or suggestion: TRANSMITTER: 1) ALC meter reading is pegged ALWAYS and ALC control adjustment (VR2) doesn't seem to have any effect on ALC meter reading at all. 2) 10A,10B, 10C, 10D bands PO = 100+watts, IC = 350-500mA. Carrier adjust has immediate impact on IC when adjusted in tuning procedure. 3) 11m band PO = ZERO, IC steady at 60mA regardless of carrier adjust. *not concerned probably not equipped for 11m. 4) 15m, 20m band PO = <1watt, IC = 80mA max, Carrier adjust has little impact on IC 5) 40m, 80m band PO = 150watt, IC = 410mA, Carrier adjust has immediate impact on IC when adjusted in tuning procedure. 6) 160m band PO = ZERO, IC steady at 60mA regardless of carrier adjust. RECEIVER: 1) When I set tuning control to the 100Khz point on dial nearest the desired frequency and tune the preselector for "Maximum" "S" meter deflection I don't see any deflection at all on the meter, no noticeable change no matter how I tune. 2) Calibrator doesn't appear to work? When I set to either 100Khz or 25Khz I cannot get any tone no matter how I adjust tune knob.