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Re: FT-847



I to have the 847, and think it is a very good radio. Best radio for the buck.
PROBLEMS!! What problems???????

Jim kb8wln

Jim Wellinghoff wrote:

> Hi Bill, Thanks for the forwarding of the information on the 847. Lots of
> people like to complain but it take others to take the initiative to find a
> cure or remedy. I have had my
> 847 since the day they came out and love it, even with the few problems.
> Hi.
>
> Thanks again.
>
> Jim, K0SBH
>
>
> ----------
> > From: Bill Richarz <wricharz@charlotte.infi.net>
> > To: amsat-bb@AMSAT.org
> > Subject: Re: FT-847
> > Date: Monday, June 08, 1998 11:29 AM
> >
> > This is a message I sent to Yaesu, and the reply.
> > FWIW:
> >
> >
> > >Return-Path: <yaesutech@worldnet.att.net>
> > -Sender: yaesutech@postoffice.worldnet.att.net
> > >Date: Mon, 18 May 1998 18:36:51 -0700
> > >To: wricharz@charlotte.infi.net
> > >From: Yaesu Technical Support <yaesutech@worldnet.att.net>
> > >Subject: Re: FT-847
> > >
> > >At 08:58 PM 5/18/98 -0400, you wrote:
> > >>I've been using my FT-847 for a couple of months now and
> > >>love it.  I have only 3 problems. (1)  The volumn control
> > >>can not be set to a very low level, it just sort of comes
> > >>up from nothing...will there be a FIX for this?
> > >>
> > >>(2) The CAT control...does not output the frequency...Is there
> > >>a possible fix for this?  It would sure help for logging.
> > >>
> > >>(3) The CAT control does not allow the minor settings, 9600 baud,
> > >>etc.  I can live without this, but would be nice.
> > >>
> > >>When I'm asking about fix, I mean a fix for my radio...I think
> > >>I have serial #3.  Like I said, I really like the radio, not sure
> > >>if it's a great satellite radio with HF and 6 meters, or a great
> > >>HF radio with added 6meters, & satellite capabilities.
> > >>
> > >>Thanks for the information.
> > >>
> > >>73 de Bill, N4DH
> > >
> > >Hi Bill
> > >Thanks for your email and sorry about the problems with your
> FT-847.....It
> > >is a great radio and I don't think you will be sorry if you keep the
> radio
> > >and work with us for awhile until we can get all of the bugs worked out
> of
> > >it (very few I might add). And I would say that it is a great saltellite
> > >and weak signal radio with good hf thrown in.....it was primarily
> designed
> > >as a satellite radio with the HF secondary. VHF and UHF weak signal and
> EME
> > >are going to be great with this rig. Read the review for the radio in
> the
> > >June issue of CQ VHF by Gordon West. As far as the problems that you
> > >describe, Yes we now have a fix for the volume control linearity problem
> > >(not a problem really...it was designed that way but people don't like
> it
> > >so we changed it). the cat system also has a problem which Japan is
> working
> > >right now but as of yet there is no solution to that one. If you can
> live
> > >with the AF Gain problem for a short time I would suggest keeping it
> until
> > >we come up with the fix for the CAT system that way we can install all
> of
> > >the udates at the same time and you will be able to enjoy the radio as
> it
> > >was meant to be. If you do decide to send it please send to:
> > >
> > >Yaesu USA
> > >17210 Edwards Rd.
> > >Cerritos, Ca. 90703
> > >Attn: Service Department
> > >
> > >Please include a short note describing the problems and work to be done
> > >along with your name, shipping address, daytime phone and a copy of your
> > >sales receipt. All work will be taken care of under warranty. Please
> email
> > >me if you have any questions or problems.
> > >Best Regards, Jerry Darby, N6UME, Yaesu Technical Support
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > ======================================================
> > Bill Richarz <N4DH> ex WA4VAF
> > Internet:            wricharz@charlotte.infi.net
> > Packet: N4DH@W4BFB.#CLT.NC.USA.NA
> > 10035 Little Creek Rd.
> > Charlotte, NC 28227          Phone: (704) 545-9368
> > Packet:       N4DH@W4BFB.#CLT.NC.USA.NA
> > HomePage: http://www.charlotte.infi.net/~wricharz
> > Alternate Email:    n4dh@juno.com
> > =========================================================
> >






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