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Author Topic: FT-101 cannibalize or save?  (Read 645 times)
N6AFV
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« on: July 15, 2009, 02:42:50 PM »

I have an IC-718, and an OLD FT-101 (it has no letter suffix) that I bought used many years ago. It sits under a dust cover in the garage. I would like to try my hand at building an antenna tuner for the IC-718, and was thinking of cannibalizing some of the parts from the FT-101 (mainly the variable caps in the final). Any thoughts on this? The radio is in poor to average shape, but it does work, and I had a number of nice QSO's with it. If it might be worth more as something to sell, then I might go that route instead. I'd be interested in the opinions of other hams who are familiar with the used gear market.
Thanks,
Dave N6AFV
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N6AFV
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« Reply #1 on: July 16, 2009, 08:06:35 PM »

I posted a similar thread on qrz.com & got an overwhelming "save the FT-101" response, so I'll save it & possibly sell/trade. Thanks for looking!
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KE4DRN
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« Reply #2 on: July 17, 2009, 03:44:02 PM »

hi,

be sure to replace the hv caps and bleeder resistors,
that will make a big difference.

http://www.qsl.net/nw2m/

73 james
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K9FON
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« Reply #3 on: July 17, 2009, 08:16:49 PM »

No dont junk it out. It might be able to be ressurected from the dead and back to life. But if you dont want to do that send it my way! :-)
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N6AFV
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« Reply #4 on: July 18, 2009, 09:03:30 PM »

OK, I'll hang on to the radio. But, to reiterate, the radio works fine. The only thing I know that has a problem is the 12V supply portion.
Thanks for all the comments!
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