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Old 04-16-2012, 11:08 AM
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Is this a good choice for a first time old school purchase? it will be used on 10m and cw on other bands.
Know of a site that talks about its operation...?
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Yup, They have a long standing webpage dedicated to the entire 101 line beginning to end.

Yaesu FT-101 HF Transceiver Web Page presented by Fox Tango International


A 101 series CAN be a good radio. All depends on who all has owned it and what kind of shape it is in. You ever have to be aware of their age and stuff can break down at any time. Then you'll be looking for somebody who can repair them and find parts....tough decision.

I would buy one ONLY from a seller who is CERTIFYING that it works 100% as should and will gladly take it back if it doesn't...... pay with a credit card or credit card through paypal. I wouldn't send anybody cash.

For AM operation you MUST have the optional AM Filter or you will be screwed. If you get a good rig but it doesn't have the filter....you can get them....but be prepared to shell out $125 bucks for one.

I've had a 101 EX and a 101ZD


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Yup, They have a long standing webpage dedicated to the entire 101 line beginning to end.

Yaesu FT-101 HF Transceiver Web Page presented by Fox Tango International


A 101 series CAN be a good radio. All depends on who all has owned it and what kind of shape it is in. You ever have to be aware of their age and stuff can break down at any time. Then you'll be looking for somebody who can repair them and find parts....tough decision.

I would buy one ONLY from a seller who is CERTIFYING that it works 100% as should and will gladly take it back if it doesn't...... pay with a credit card or credit card through paypal. I wouldn't send anybody cash.

For AM operation you MUST have the optional AM Filter or you will be screwed. If you get a good rig but it doesn't have the filter....you can get them....but be prepared to shell out $125 bucks for one.

I've had a 101 EX and a 101ZD


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I would only use it for usb lsb and cw. I cant believe the output is over 200w on ssb....is it hard to mod to do 11m?

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They are good radio`s I have had a couple of them, first radio I used on HF when I got my tech+

Take it easy on the 260 watt power rating...that is INPUT POWER, not output LOL
Running hard they will do 120/130 watts, depending on what band you are on.
AM mode, 25 to 35 watts.

They will get you on the air, and if you know how to work on them can be a good rig.
Right off the bat I would get a Service manual and re-cap the radio as a preventive step.

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Another site to look at.

http://www.qsl.net/nw2m/
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The mod for 12 meters is un plugin a crystal in one of the Ten slots and replacing it with the mixer crystal for 12 meters.
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Converting 11 Meter band to 12 Meters for the Yaesu FT 101 series ..

Although this procedure hardly qualifies as a "mod" (too easy), it is certainly useful for the FT 101 series owner. Conversion to the 12 meter WARC band is as simple as replacing a crystal. The 11 meter xtal is replaced with a 30.52 Mhz 3rd overtone xtal in a HC-25/U holder as specified in the FT 101 series maintenance manual. No other modifications are necessary as the new band is close enough to the original that the current components work. To replace the xtal, remove the top cover and find the xtal board located at right front of the rig.


or 11 if you want to monitor down there

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For 27,000 to 27,500 Mhz use the 33.020khz crystal
27,500 to 28,000 Mhz use a 33,520khz crystal
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Take it easy on the 260 watt power rating...that is INPUT POWER, not output LOL
Running hard they will do 120/130 watts, depending on what band you are on.
AM mode, 25 to 35 watts.



Another site to look at.

http://www.qsl.net/nw2m/
What the hell is input power ?...I don't do AM anymore unless its a am station over seas for rx only.

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What the hell is input power ?...I don't do AM anymore unless its a am station over seas for rx only.

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Plate voltage times plate current in short terms for a tube type amplifier as in the FT-101. It general terms it is the voltage applied to the finals times the current consumed by the finals. Are you sure you passed a test?
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The FT 101B was my first rig...Had it before I passed my Novice exam..Had
11 meters right on the front panel. If I remember right it would start at
about channel 3 and go up to 27.585 or so..Man, brings back fun memories.

Warm it up a good 20 minutes and it did'nt drift a bit.

At the time, when the Icom 745 came out I bought one and couldn't wait to
get rid of the 101. In hindsight I wish I had the old girl back..

The E-model is about the same but has a speech processor..Someone
correct me if I'm wrong

p.s. Mine also had a 250hz cw filter..man did that work wonders!

73, Keith
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