Re: [FT897] RE: Crackling on 2M band &70cms
- Hi Jeff going to take to boffins at my local radio society club,thanks fro reply,73 Dave 2E0DTBFrom: Jeff <g8hul@...>
Sent: Sunday, 6 October 2013, 8:23
Subject: RE: [FT897] RE: Crackling on 2M band &70cms
>I may have sort of fixed it by transmitting on AM mode in 1.8 mhz ham band at about 15 to 20 watts carrier by transmitting into a pure resistive 50 ohm >dummy load for about 20 mins each day for about 3 days.
Investigations into what causes the filter failures on the 897 and other radios point to moisture ingress due to poor potting, perhaps exacerbated by the dc bias on the filter accelerating corrosion. It has been shown that disassembly, drying out and cleaning of the filter elements will repair the filter (putting a new one in is easier!!!), so what may be happing in your case is that the heat from transmitting is drying out the filter,. You could try a hair dryer on the filter which may prove the point and be easier than leaving the radio on transmit.
- Redtube the filters I had heard that 897s that were made in 1988, were fitted with faulty filters, thisalso happened to some Kenwood radios which were also fitted with faulty filters from the same batch.I spoke to someone at Yaesu and they more or less admitted as much and offered to repair for £50.00 Which also includes return postage.I have always had good dealings with Yaesu and found the UK branch very helpful and polite.Chris M3ozp