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Author Topic: Yaesu VX6 how to identify Defective filters unit  (Read 1349 times)
IZ1MGZ
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« on: June 04, 2017, 12:06:03 PM »

I have a VX6 5 years old. It works nice for now. I know that many Yaesu radio have defective ceramic filters ade by Toko and the VX6 is one of these. Is there a way to know what radios have this issue? from year of production, serial number etc?
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N8EKT
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« Reply #1 on: June 04, 2017, 03:35:03 PM »

you will know when it happens

it will stop receiving narrow FM signals
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K4JJL
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« Reply #2 on: June 05, 2017, 08:48:53 AM »

you will know when it happens

it will stop receiving narrow FM signals

It will go completely deaf even when jamming a -10 dBm signal in the antenna port.

I replaced a set in a FT-2900 a couple years ago.  PITA to get the old ones out and clean the holes for the new one.  I couldn't imagine doing the same procedure in a handy scratchy.  Parts were cheap enough, though.  IIRC, postage cost more than the parts.

While you have it apart, you might as well replace both the wide and narrow filters.
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IZ1MGZ
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« Reply #3 on: June 06, 2017, 11:44:51 AM »

I thought the involved radios were recognizable in some way.
Mine was bought in 2012 but I don't know when it was produced.
I had the issue in my FT897 years ago. Someone told me that radios involved are very little used radios
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