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Re: Yaesu FT 726R all mode 2M, 432 MHz Satellite Transceiver for sale



A good deal...and BTW, I have had the same issue (intermittant TX) on my 
'726 and it's an easy fix...just a burnishing tool on the relay contacts in 
the affected band module and you're good to go.


At 17:05 2005-12-28, Bob Yoksh wrote:
>This radio worked AO-10 and AO-13 as well as RS-10/11, FO-20 and others
>during the 90s.  It has mostly collected dust since, so relays may need to
>be cleaned. Operated AO-7 recently, and worked FB.. I've also used this for
>terrestrial contacts,
>
>and have had many fine QSOs on 144 and 432 MHz.  Rig tested fine with full
>rated output on both bands on my Bird 43 wattmeter.
>
>
>
>The receiver is excellent for weak signal work.  Specifications include:
>
>Sensitivity less than 0.15 microvolt for 10 dB (S+N)/N
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>Image rejection better than 60 dB
>
>
>
>It has the optional 430-440 and satellite modules installed, and has one
>open slot for an additional module.  This radio is loaded with features
>including all mode RX and TX, AC and DC operation, full duplex capability on
>144-148 and 430-440 MHz, IF passband/bandwidth tuning, RIT, speech
>compressor, dual VFOs, noise blanker, selectable AGC rates, tone burst, dual
>metering including S-meter, power output, ALC and discriminator center
>tuning for FM, high speed data connection for digital birds and built in
>speaker.
>
>
>
>This unit operates in true FULL DUPLEX, allowing you to hear your downlink
>in real time. This is a MUST when operating via satellite. It is fully
>capable of interfacing with downconverters and upconverters, for operating
>higher frequencies such as 2.4 GHz (S band) and 1.2 GHz (L band).  This will
>be a real plus for working the new batch of satellites - Phase 3E (P3E) and
>AMSAT Eagle.
>
>
>
>I am the original owner, and a non-smoker. Appearance is very good, I'd rate
>it 9 out of 10.  I have always taken superb care of my equipment. Display is
>100% and not scratched or obscured in any way.  I would be happy to email
>pictures of the unit if you'd like.  That being said, the rig has exhibited
>occasional refusal to transmit on 2 meters.  Hence the comment above about
>relays.  I could open the unit and check the relays, but it hasn't failed to
>transmit for a long time.    --> Both receivers and 432 transmit work
>flawlessly, 100%.
>
>
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>Great for shack use and Field Day alike, works with either 12V. DC or AC
>power.  I have largely operated this unit on AC power, and have been quite
>impressed at how quiet, effective and powerful the built-in power supply is.
>
>
>
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>Includes original box, Owner's Manual, Service Manual (technical
>supplement), fold-out schematics, original hand microphone (with UP/DN
>buttons and DTMF) and A/C power cord. Also included are an original sales
>brochure and QST review.
>
>
>
>Santa brought me a new radio and so this rig is now surplus for me.  The
>first $ 300 takes it.  You pay the freight and insurance from 66210 zip.
>PayPal preferred.  Compare to single band radios selling used for $ 200 or
>more.  High quality digital photos available on request.  Please reply off
>-bb to wb0ezr at amsat dot org.
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