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Author Topic: a sad day. yaesu Ft-107m  (Read 6591 times)
KA5MOE
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« on: December 23, 2013, 01:15:28 PM »

Well after being off the air for many years, I went out to fire up the radio. after a few minutes I heard a chatter and saw smoke.  Cry
I dont know of a shop in the dallas/forth worth area that can repair it. Is it even worth repairing or would I be better served by getting a new rig?
the rig is/was an ft-107m cream face and i have the external vfo fv-107, fc-107 turner, the     sp-107 speaker/patch and an fl-2100b amp.
If I opt to list it for sale in unkowen working condition (except radio, I know its broken) what it all worth?
thanks and 73's
KF6RHT
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WA8UEG
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« Reply #1 on: December 23, 2013, 01:39:54 PM »

There is a GREAT guy Malcom NC4L that will repair, and upgrade it. He is famous for upgrading and repairing old Yaesu equipment. If nothing else I would talk to him and see what he thinks before I sold it as a parts rig. I know the FT102 was one heck of a radio and worth fixing but not very familiar with the FT107.
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W8GP
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« Reply #2 on: December 23, 2013, 02:12:01 PM »

I've had several '107s over the years and they are great rigs. Since you have the accessories I would at least attempt repair, or find another one to replace it. Nice ones go for $3-400, yours is probably worth less than 100 as a parts rig.
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W1JKA
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« Reply #3 on: December 23, 2013, 03:43:04 PM »

Buy another rig if you have to, but keep the 107, if you can't get someone to repair it try to learn to repair it at your leisure, nothing to loose.
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W9GB
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« Reply #4 on: December 23, 2013, 05:11:44 PM »

Contact Carol Maher at Certified Electronics in North West Georgia,
after the holidays.
http://certifiedelectronics.org/certifiedelectronics.htm
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KA5MOE
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« Reply #5 on: December 23, 2013, 05:49:21 PM »

Thank  you all for the info on people that may work on my yaesu.
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W4OP
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« Reply #6 on: December 24, 2013, 07:25:11 AM »

I have owned many 107's. It  has not been unusual for the tanalum caps in the P.A. cage to catch fire and smoke. Just open up the amplifier section and replace all of the tantalum caps with either electrolytics or tantalums with a higher voltage rating. Half hour job (not including getting all the soot out) and you have a very nice rig.

Dale W4OP
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KA5MOE
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« Reply #7 on: December 24, 2013, 10:32:05 AM »

Dale do you have any info on were and what Im looking for PIcture maybe. thank you. ill have to do some digging on this one.
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« Reply #8 on: December 24, 2013, 10:54:30 AM »

It has been several years since cleaning up my last one (caught fire twice).
The bad one will be obvious- the  other tantalums are easy to identify by their shape, smooth glossy  finish and usually, bright colors.

GL,

Dale W4OP
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KA5MOE
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« Reply #9 on: December 24, 2013, 11:32:04 AM »

Thank you again.
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