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Author Topic: Typical Yaesu FT-747GX issue  (Read 1114 times)
WA8MEA
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« on: September 03, 2017, 09:43:29 AM »

Symptoms of my FT-747-GX has: a sudden drop in reception, the S-meter swings high, and the output power drops.  Seems to get worse with time.

My fingers are not as nimble as they use to be.  Years ago, I did the metal cap replacement in back of the rig to my satisfaction.  But now this issue has come up.  And I am afraid my hands just don't work as good as they use to.

Does anyone know of any repair facilities OR fellas who simply like to work on these classics??  I sure would appreciate any and all info....

73, Bill - WA8MEA

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« Reply #1 on: September 03, 2017, 11:47:18 AM »

http://www.burghardt-amateur.com/

very capable.  lead time can be long, 8 weeks typical.
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« Reply #2 on: September 04, 2017, 10:38:35 AM »

OK.  Thanks for info.  But forking out $37.50, plus shipping to and fro (probably another $50+) just for them to say; "It's too old and they don't make parts for it any longer" seems like a waste of greenbacks. (This has been my experience in the past by others....)

I guess what I am asking is if there is someone who is willing and able to do work on the classics, like the Yaesu FT-747 and is able to substitute and create work-around's for most 747 issues?
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« Reply #3 on: September 06, 2017, 03:25:48 PM »

What is the metal cap replacement? I've still got mine and it's still working, done nothing to it except change the memory battery. Great little rig.
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« Reply #4 on: September 06, 2017, 05:47:06 PM »

Here is the fix, which I printed up and completed on my 747....

http://www.angelfire.com/electronic2/qrp/747.html
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