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manualman at juno.com
Sun Nov 13 13:09:18 EST 2005
A little different than the Tempo One.
On Sun, 13 Nov 2005 17:48:14 +0000 "Donald Chester" <k4kyv at hotmail.com>
> Isn't the FT-100D the same as the old Tempo One? Any of those old
> vacuum-tube-on-circuit-board rigs are pure junk, particularly the
> Tempo One
> and the old FTdx series. Same goes for the consumer junk that was
> manufactured in that era. Almost inevitably becomes noisy and
> after a few years use due to the heating-cooling cycle of the hollow
> Actually, the FT-101 series isn't half bad as a transmitter, except
> that it
> generates spurs on 160. They can be modified to produce good audio,
> and I
> have seen a few of those rigs with the capability of modulating in
> vicinity of 150% positive. But the receiver section has very poor
> range. It is full of intermod and goes belly up in the presence of
> signals, even at the other end of the band. I would recommend using
> separate receiver.
> One thing though, the FT-101ZD is not one of the original FT-101
> Those rigs have AM capability, but the receiver, while much better
> than the
> original FT-101, has no provision for an AM filter, although one
> probably be shoehorned in. The ZD is a stripped down version of the
> which was a fairly good rig, but the AM on it sucked, and those rigs
> had a
> very high failure rate. I used to do the warranty work for Yaesu
> and commercial 2-way equipment back in the early 80's.
> Don k4kyv
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