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Author Topic: Yaesu FT-8800 Has Problems Turning On!  (Read 629 times)
KC2LMH
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« on: March 23, 2009, 05:30:18 PM »

Hi All,

For some reason lately, my Yaesu FT-8800R is having problems when I try to turn it on. Namely, IT DOESN'T!! I have not moved it or messed with any of the wires or settings, yet, I have to try numerous times to turn the unit on.

I use it as a base radio, powered by a Rat Shack 25 amp, 13.8v switching power supply.

Any insights into this VERY frustrating problem would be appreciated.

Thanks!

73 de KC2LMH (Jim)
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K0BG
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« Reply #1 on: March 23, 2009, 07:04:00 PM »

If it were mine, the first thing I'd do is a complete reset. This will require reprogramming the memory, but that's easy if you have the application to do so.

If that doesn't do it, it is either off to yaesu, or out to the bench.

Alan, KØBG
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W3LK
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« Reply #2 on: March 23, 2009, 07:18:30 PM »

Are you sure the PS is working?

73,

Lon - W3LK
Naugatuck, Connecticut
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KB1OCC
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« Reply #3 on: March 24, 2009, 01:36:09 PM »

Do you have the head remotely mounted?  If so, have you tried mounting the head on the base unit itself?
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N5VTU
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« Reply #4 on: March 24, 2009, 07:56:48 PM »

I agree with the suggestions to verify power supply output first.  Also, be sure to check the fuses in the DC power cable and make sure the power cable is securely locked into the power pigtail on the rig.  I have 3 of the FT-8800's and have never had any trouble.
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