I should also mention that my TS-940S (posted on the amwindow.net) and FT-1000D AM mods, are some of the few jobs I still take in for radio work. The first customers radio that was modified over 20 years ago, has been used everyplace from 75 to 11 and still works perfect today. My mod automatically switches itself inline on AM so nothing else needs to be adjusted or switched when changing modes.I would love to hear about the AM mods cause this one sounds like dammit on AM lol
How about the newer Ft 710 heard a few by and they sound Great. I’m going to get one after ChristmasThis thread is almost two years old now. Does anyone know if the issues have been resolved? I've been thinking about getting an ftdx 10. Price, size, and functions, cover what I'm looking for. But if the build quality is still being ignored I'll probably reconsider.
It was over this very radio, that caused my great relationship with Yaesu to end. I have not purchased a new Yaesu radio since and sold off most of what I could. I still have a few Yaesu things here. but not nearly what I once had. I finally got them to replace my FT-100, 20 years ago and I sold it before opening it at a loss. Then I started to sell off all of my Yaesu gear, because I did not want to subsidize their parts department anymore. I had to order parts last year for a FT-817. It was a total nightmare. Thyey said they would get me back as a customer. Nope.... never again for me!I learned long ago when I bought my FT100d that yaesu were clowns & I would not be buying another new yaesu product,
The disgraceful bodge modifications they did to try to fix the pa oscillation / high vswr icon problem was un freaking believable,
They never sorted it even though they made a mess in everybody's radio with metal straps clips drilling the chassis & putting copper foil where its doing nothing at all or in places where its not needed,
I found the problem by accident, fixed it without doing any soldering or mods to the circuit board & had zero issues since,
I did another for a local & removed the yaesu clown™ mods & its still working without any oscillation issues,
They say every cloud has a silver lining, Some Yaesu Owners can add,
"over 20 years unpaid experience in product testing & troubleshooting for a multinational communications company" to their CV
I have one FT-1000D station that I did not sell, of the three I had. I packed it when I moved almost 20 years ago and have not seen it since. I have to find it someday. FT-1000D w/2nd RX CW filter, SP-5 w/DSP-59Y, 232 interface and whatever else I still had. I recall returning one of my D's to Lentini, as one failed on contest day in 1995 or so and "Yaesuk" (as I call them now), replaced it.I should also mention that my TS-940S (posted on the amwindow.net) and FT-1000D AM mods, are some of the few jobs I still take in for radio work. The first customers radio that was modified over 20 years ago, has been used everyplace from 75 to 11 and still works perfect today. My mod automatically switches itself inline on AM so nothing else needs to be adjusted or switched when changing modes.
The fidelity of the AM TX, now outperforms the good sounding SSB and the new AM modulator has the headroom to easily reach positive peaks in excess of 150%. If a forum member has either of these radios, already in perfect working order and is willing to have it fragile packed with FedEx, just send me a PM.