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RE: [FT897] Re: strange settings

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  • Frank C.Lindsey II
    Hi jack is this problem on both the ft-897 and ft-897D models ? K9ghz,Frank From: FT897@yahoogroups.com [mailto:FT897@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of wa9fvp
    Message 1 of 6 , Apr 12 6:04 AM
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      Hi jack is this problem on both the ft-897 and ft-897D models ?



      K9ghz,Frank



      From: FT897@yahoogroups.com [mailto:FT897@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of
      wa9fvp
      Sent: Tuesday, April 09, 2013 9:21 PM
      To: FT897@yahoogroups.com
      Subject: [FT897] Re: strange settings





      There's circuitry that detects when it's running on battery power. It forces
      the 897 in QRP mode. The RF power menu ackcan only be set to 10 watts. It
      could be that the circuit is damaged and your 897 is stuck in QRP mode.

      The other problem I found repairing FT-897's is when someone modifies the
      897 to transmit out of band, the mod screws up the CPU circuits and it's
      stuck in QRP mode. To repair it, I have to restore the factory settings by
      placing the diode back to the USA setting and do a CPU reset. If the mod was
      botched up, I have to repair copper tracks in ther area where the diodes are
      placed.

      Jack WA9FVP
      Willco Electronics.

      > >
      > > --- In FT897@yahoogroups.com <mailto:FT897%40yahoogroups.com> ,
      "redman276_2006" <redman276@> wrote:
      > > >
      > > > Hi all, After a 13 month sabbatical from the ham bands, I powered up
      the
      > > 897 today. The RX is great as always , how ever tx is not what i
      remember.
      > > menu 75 is stuck at 10 ( was last usd 3800 khz at 85 in menu) no tx
      below
      > > 3790 ( tx error), no tx above 7100khz . no 146-148 mhz no 440 -450 mhz.
      , i
      > > did a master reset pwr+home. Im a touch lost...
      > > >
      > > >
      > > > Russ
      > > > N3TIH





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