no lemon here
- i've only had my FT100 for a couple of weeks and it isn't used
mobile, yet... i do intend it for the camper next summer where i will
be using monoband hamsticks... however, in the shack, it has
performed as it is expected to thus far...
i use a B&K folded dipole up about 40 feet... no problems with it
either... 2 to 1 swr or less on all but 1.8... would be there too if
it were up in the air higher...
i can even work 6 meters with it, which is a perk because they don't
say it can...
its performing as well as any i've had, but then, in the 11 years i
have had my ticket, i've only owned 6 radios... i can't afford to
swap around each time a new one comes out...
so my databank is not as deep as some...
- Okay, this is probably not even an FT-100 specific issue, but I'm
hoping some of you with FT-100 rigs will have encountered this in
your current or previous installations and can provide some advice.
I am using the FT-100 with the ATAS-100 in my 94 Honda Civic. I have
the ATAS mounted with a trunk mount on the hood, and it is grounded.
I have no problems with tuning up on any band, and it does so on the
first pass, I don't have to have it re-seek to find it's spot.
However, one of the first contacts I have made with the rig yielded a
report that I had distortion on my signal, likely an RF source
getting back into the rig.
I have the head remoted, and it has the supplied ferrite collar on it
by the radio. I did, though, use the mike extension which does not
have a collar, and have an external speaker plugged in which also
does not have a collar.
Any suggestions on where specifically to look or how to help test for
this RF problem? I know this is pretty generic, but I'm hoping
somone can offer some wisdom.
Since this isn't purlely FT-100 related, you may choose to use e-mail
direct to me, and I would happily summamrize to the list or to anyone
who asks me for the information I get.
Steven M. Palm smp@... n9yty@...
Amateur Radio Call Sign: N9YTY