Re: FT-897 Updates
- Thanks again, Barry. I looked more closely at the FAQ--Yaesu starts
counting months from "C" rather than "A" (I guess starting with A
wouldn't have been cryptic enough). So, mine was indeed made in
I'll wait and see what comes of these issues. I like my radio, but
with limited used (no HF antenna installed, yet), I haven't been
able to put it through its paces. I don't want to be bitten way
down the road by a bug that should have been addressed and fixed
when it was discovered by Yaesu.
--- In FT897@yahoogroups.com, "w4wb" <w4wb@a...> wrote:
> --- In FT897@yahoogroups.com, "gadgetasaurus" <scifiguy@s...>
> > Thanks for pointing me toward the FAQ, Barry. It explained the
> > serial number decoding.
> > My serial number is 2L040657. If I interpret it correctly, that
> > means my unit was made in December of 2002, and is Lot 4.
> > Given that mine is Lot 4, would any of the reported problems
> > to my radio?
> > Thanks.
> > --Mike (N6QG)
> No Mike, your unit is an October 2002 unit. It isn't clear yet if
> there are cronic problems with the 897 yet.
> Barry - W4WB