Saturday, September 22, 2007

Acupuncture for Radios

This seems to be the best way to keep the power on to the FT847!


Dave, M0XUK said...

Nice one Tim!
I repaired an 847 with the same problem. Devil of a job getting the whole front panel apart, and the old switch had to be broken off the PCB! Spare from Yaesu was quite cheap though.
Still, if I can do it , anyone can!

Tim said...

Hi Dave,

I wish I could claim originality, but one of the fixes I found on the web was to use a toothpick! A toothpick seemed a little big, without some filing, so I looked around to see what I had...!!!

Just a temporary solution. I've been in touch with the guys down in Portsmouth about a better fix!

73, Tim

Anonymous said...

I think I recall reading that the switch is a DPST and only uses 2 pins, so you can swap them over if you are stuck.



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