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WTB: LDG external meter for FT-857D

Discussion in 'Amateur Radio Gear Swapshop' started by Mudfoot, Apr 17, 2019.

  1. Mudfoot

    Mudfoot Sr. Member

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    Looking to buy or trade a Yeasu FT25 for a nice working meter. Prefer the newer blue one.


     

  2. kopcicle

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  3. Mudfoot

    Mudfoot Sr. Member

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    Are you intending to annoy me?
     
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    Didn't think it was possible. :rolleyes:
     
  5. Slowmover

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    $15 bux all day on eBay
     
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    That does not look like an original LDG meter. Probably a cheap clone. I see they have been discontinued from LDG so it must be a clone. I have the original FT-METER with the yellow meter scale and white light and it is a great addition to the FT-857D.
     
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  7. Mudfoot

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    Seen those, not interested.
     
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    Don't blame you a bit. Something just isn't right. Even the photos look "cheap".
    Do I remember right? The white and blue use a different meter face color so it isn't a simple bulb/led change?
     
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  9. Mudfoot

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    Just junky knockoffs. Just like their bargain basement TCXO units and filters. I've read test results on them. Total crap.
     
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  10. Mudfoot

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    No longer need.

    Bought one from R&L
     
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    I am not usually a fan of MFJ but their auto tuners are an exception.I have the MFJ 929 on my ICOM 746 & it will tune anything I plug into it & my LDG AT-1000 will not tune them at all.The MFJ not only will tune them but very quickly.I just wish the MFJ 929 would handle the Kilowatt of power.LDG service SUCKS as well.I sent the AT-1000 to them for service several years ago & it took weeks & they took forever to answer the phone when I called about it & then the guy acted as if I was causing them issues by calling & checking on my tuner. I will never spend another penny on anything LDG makes no matter what.

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    SIX-SHOOTER Well-Known Member

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    FYI there is No Such Thing as a Yeasu.It is a Mythical Radio.They do make a Yaesu just in case.

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  13. Mudfoot

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    I have owned many MFJ products. The auto tuners are great. The adventure radios are awesome. I won't buy any of their antennas, poor quality control.
     
  14. Mudfoot

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    It'd been nice if LDG would have made the meter LED's change with the display color.
     
  15. Mudfoot

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    Well...I just discovered that they made an extra large version of this meter. Bummer, had I known that, I'd got one of them. I must say, the NB sucks bad on the 857. Very disappointing.
     

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