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Reviews Categories | Transceivers: HF Amateur HF+6M+VHF+UHF models - not QRP <5W | Yaesu FT-200 (Henry Tempo One) Help

Reviews Summary for Yaesu FT-200 (Henry Tempo One)
Yaesu FT-200 (Henry Tempo One) Reviews: 16 Average rating: 4.1/5 MSRP: $399.00
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VK4FAAT Rating: 5/5 May 8, 2009 17:19 Send this review to a friend
I love it !!  Time owned: 6 to 12 months
I had a ft200 given to me by an older operator who had done a mod on the old girl , He had replased the 6j6s tubes with a set of 6cm5's . This had a small effect on the output power (but i didnt mind one little bit), And as far as the rx go's it is a dam side better than my kenwood ts120v . This is the style or radio that has been forgotten about by the new operators and should be tryed by all . Cheers all
Anthony VK4FAAT
VK4JZZ Rating: 4/5 Jan 18, 2009 01:13 Send this review to a friend
No. 1 after 30 years  Time owned: more than 12 months
I bought a black face ft200 for $200 of ebay in 2004 from a local ham. After replacing the valves after the initial few weeks of operation, it is now in use most days but mainly as a receiver. Its tx is 50watts (not noticed by others) but that may be because the valves are not best quality. The power supply/speaker is also original. Very happy with this radio and now it has outlasted 3 other radios FT-100. IC-706, uniden 20-20. It now stands as the main radio in use in this shack. It sits beside a FTDX-560 yaesu that is slowing coming back to life. Both sets are in very good cosmetic condition. FT-200 easy to fix, easy to use.
GM1SXX Rating: 4/5 Mar 11, 2007 15:47 Send this review to a friend
Great old rig  Time owned: 0 to 3 months
Bought mine from EBay. To be honest, I didn't expect a lot of this old transceiver but it continues to surprise me. It's a simple design, valves throughout with transistor oscillators. Drift is minimal after a short warm-up and the receiver is more sensitive than some more recent radios I have. With only a single filter available, this is an SSB radio. The filter is too wide for serious CW use. The 7360 balanced modulator valve/tube is now a rare item and the 6JS6C PA bottles are also becoming scarce and expensive. That said, I *really* like this old rig.
It covers 80-10M with no WARC bands (too old!)
It's a simple radio to work on provided you take suitable care with the 300V and 600V HT lines.
All those valves help keep the shack warm... could be an issue in summer.

73 Al.
WB0ZNY Rating: 4/5 Feb 3, 2007 16:15 Send this review to a friend
Great Back up rig  Time owned: more than 12 months
New,these rigs went for $399 and the outboard power supply was $99.These came in either white face or black face (later models).I have several of each and just love them.If you see one of these at a hamfest,grab it as it is a great back up rig and usually go from $125 to $200. My original black face is still in service as a cw rig and the white face is the back up SSB rig.Also one is used as a low leval driver for an amp in AM service.Great audio quality on AM
KB9GKF Rating: 5/5 Apr 5, 2005 08:27 Send this review to a friend
Great old radio!  Time owned: more than 12 months
Recieved my Tempo One from my cousin WB9MWQ (SK). He had bought it new when he was first licensed back in 1975. Never had new tubes in it, but I used it until the late 1990's whem the finals finally gave out. For all the contact it made for me, I would not trade it for anything!
LEFTY Rating: 4/5 Feb 9, 2005 18:17 Send this review to a friend
Loved this sweet little package.  Time owned: more than 12 months
Bought a Tempo One brand new and used it hard
for at least 2 years. No, its not a Kenwood, or
an Icom, but for what they sold for they were
worth every cent.
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