AW: [FT897] FT100D Vs. FT897
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Von: py2mrd [mailto:py2mrd@...]
Gesendet: Montag, 2. Juni 2003 02:14
Betreff: [FT897] FT100D Vs. FT897
I am a unhappy user of a FT100D (SWR and fan !!!), but in spite of
those ones it is a great rig !
The primary use is as a back-up for my base, VHF and trips (hotels
Do you believe the 897 could perform better than the 100D, including
the final price with the same config ?
i had two FT-100 and one FT-100D and none of the three radios were
than 2 weeks.
The swr fault and the fans who were not running in receive on vhf/uhf
drove me crazy.
On vhf/uhf the result was heating and less sensitivity.Also the FT-100D
had this problem
and died one week after purchase.(no output)
This happened a year ago and i bought a FT-817 and a small amplifier for
mobile and portable.
The FT-817 is a great radio and i will keep it.Two weeks ago i bought a
FT-857 and installed
it in my car.I was a little afraid that the 857 will also have those
faults or new faults.
I red all the information on this reflector and on eham.net and decided
to take a risk.
But i am absolut happy with my decision.The 857 is running flawlessly
and i had made
some very nice contacts and got very nice modulation reports.
Serial is 3E.....
So it is no question that the design flaws in the FT-100 and FT-100D
were not eliminated
by yaesu and also the last produced units have this faults.
The 857 is a new design and i really hope that he will do his job the
next years without
new not known problems.
And what do you want? I want a radio who is working and a radio i can
I was very often on the canarian islands (with my 817) and imagine i had
a FT-100 with me and
the radio would die the first day.Great...
Next holiday i will carry my 857 with me.
All in all i think that the 857 is a great radio and that yaesu did it
We will see....
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