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Re: FT-847 Disaster

On 12/25/07, Edward Cole <kl7uw@acsalaska.net> wrote:

> If the ohmmeter shows a dead short, then you probably cooked the
> final transistors.  Hopefully, you did not cook the VHF or UHF
> transmitter as the transistors are no longer available.  Yaesu had to
> discontinue manufacture of the FT-847 due to loss of supply for these
> transmitting transistors.

this is "interesting", I was just looking for an used FT-847 for my
shack. No equivalent parts from other manufacturers also?
If I get one I will surely add a sacrifical diode across the power
supply, but first I'll start digging informations about the
unobtainable final transistors.

Francesco  IZ8DWF
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