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Discussion in 'General Announcements' started by IW2BSF, May 16, 2019.

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  1. PD0JBV

    PD0JBV Ham Member QRZ Page

    Bought my set last month in the Netherlands. Works great but suffers a production error: missing capasitor. C1526 is missing in the RF unit in one of the batches. The error occurs when using the LCD dimmer, makes the audio a bit raw. I switched the dimmer off. Bluetooth works great, more than that, with the brandnew Bose 700 Noise Cancelling Headphone. I love the FT3D, a great multitool in the pocket.
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  2. IW2BSF

    IW2BSF Ham Member QRZ Page

    HORRIBLE.... missing capasitor ???? but, you shure for this ????
  3. PD0JBV

    PD0JBV Ham Member QRZ Page

    Capacitor, typo: sorry.
  4. K8HIT

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    A missing capacitor will make it sound better, work with Bluetooth better, decode APRS better, and fix the archaic menus?

    I googled this missing component up and could not find any other info. My search was limited to English language, do you have a source?
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  5. PD0JBV

    PD0JBV Ham Member QRZ Page

    My source is Yaesu Netherlands (via my dealer Classic International), on the internet this info is not yet available. I don't know how big the batch was, so it could be only made for EU. The missing part will cause some hum in the bluetooth audio, and makes the build in audio a bit raw, lots of reviews talk about this fact without knowing the cause of it.
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  6. K8HIT

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    I hope for their sake all of them are missing the capacitor. Complaints have been since the HT was released.
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  7. PD0JBV

    PD0JBV Ham Member QRZ Page

    In fact i agree with you. But to be honest some people always complain, sometimes just because of the brand. For now this is the only public known technical issue, other things are what i call By Design. PCB Robot errors are cross product/brand, so i am not in panic on this. I can still talk with ISS and other friends on certain altitudes. Take care and stay safe!
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