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Yaesu 857d needs factory alignment

Discussion in 'General Ham Radio Discussion' started by SMILEX2692002, Sep 3, 2012.

  1. SMILEX2692002

    SMILEX2692002 Active Member

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    :confused:I recently bought a 857d from someone used. I believe the previous owner got into the service menu and cranked up the power settings. I tested the radio and everything works great but the power output is way over the factory specs. I have to wonder what else is way off the factory specs. I have heard each 857d is aligned and will have different service menu settings than the next one coming down there assembly line. I don't want to cause component failure by using it with the power cranked way up and what ever else is out of alignment.
    I have contacted the Yeasu service dept in Cypress,California to see if they can realign the radio back to factory specs. I know the radio is not under warranty anymore so I have to question how much it will cost me to have the factory realign it for me? Such a shame, the radio is in pristine condition. At least I will know its working right if the factory will repair it for me.(y)



     

  2. Happy_Hamer

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    Service Menu

    WARNING: changing these will reset all the memories.

    I want to warn you do not change these values unless you are sure of what you are doing.

    To get them turn transceiver off. Press and hold the A,B,C keys; while holding them in, press and hold in the [PWR] switch for 1/2 second to turn the tranceiver On. Now let go of all keys.
    Press F key to finish after making changes.


    I found these settings on the web, they are from a factory alignment

    Look at menu settings from 24 to 44, if any are set to 255, they have been "cranked up"

    I bought 2 radios like you did that were cranked on everything, I guess the owner did not know what any of the settings did so just cranked it.

    I set them using this list and the radio ran beautiful.

    You can ask other users on here to look at their settings and you will see, they are very close to the same settings so they could help you out.



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    NO-001 HF1-RXG 118
    NO-002 HF2-RXG 91
    NO-003 HF3-RXG 133
    NO-004 50M-RXG 106
    NO-005 VHF-RXG 77
    NO-006 UHF-RXG 103
    NO-007 SSB-S9 61
    NO-008 SSB-FS 54
    NO-009 FM-S1 68
    NO-010 FM-FS 99
    NO-011 DISC-L 50
    NO-012 DISC-H 79
    NO-013 FM-TH1 100
    NO-014 FM-TH2 100
    NO-015 FM-TI1 10
    NO-016 FM-TI2 10
    NO-017 VCC 138
    NO-018 HF1-IC 83
    NO-019 HF2-IC 80
    NO-020 HF3-IC 87
    NO-021 50M-IC 84
    NO-022 VHF-IC 72
    NO-023 UHF-IC 74
    NO-024 HF1-PO-MAX 165
    NO-025 HF1-PO-MID2 105
    NO-026 HF1-PO-MID1 31
    NO-027 HF1-PO-MIN 13
    NO-028 HF2-PO-MAX 159
    NO-029 HF2-PO-MID2 102
    NO-030 HF2-PO-MID1 29
    NO-031 HF2-PO-MIN 11
    NO-032 HF3-PO-MAX 158
    NO-033 HF3-PO-MID2 101
    NO-034 HF3-PO-MID1 29
    NO-035 HF3-PO-MIN 11
    NO-036 50M-PO-MAX 145
    NO-037 50M-PO-MID2 92
    NO-038 50M-PO-MID1 47
    NO-039 50M-PO-MIN 8
    NO-040 VHF-PO-MAX 87
    NO-041 VHF-PO-MID 43
    NO-042 VHF-PO-MIN 7
    NO-043 UHF-PO-MAX 112
    NO-044 UHF-PO-MIN 16
    NO-045 HF1-TXG 48
    NO-046 HF2-TXG 38
    NO-047 HF3-TXG 43
    NO-048 50M-TXG 40
    NO-049 VHF-TXG 47
    NO-050 UHF-TXG 49
    NO-051 ALC1-M 203
    NO-052 ALC-M 85
    NO-053 HF1-REV-ALC 61
    NO-054 HF2-REV-ALC 56
    NO-055 HF3-REV-ALC 50
    NO-056 50M-REV-ALC 47
    NO-057 VHF-REV-ALC 62
    NO-058 UHF-REV-ALC 57
    NO-059 CW-CAR-LEVEL 144
    NO-060 AM-CAR-LEVEL 125
    NO-061 DEV-W 216
    NO-062 DEV-N 110
    NO-063 MOD-MTR 200
    NO-064 DTMF-DEV 10
    NO-065 CTCSS-DEV 233
    NO-066 DCS-DEV 168
    NO-067 LSB-CAR-POINT -7
    NO-068 USB-CAR-POINT +5
    NO-069 VSWR2 at 10W 17
    NO-070 VSWR3 at 10W 42
    NO-071 ATAS-TEST
    NO-072 AMTR-TEST
    NO-073 HTEMP-THRESHOLD 38
    NO-074 FTEMP-THRESHOLD 102
     
  3. SMILEX2692002

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    I got the 857d back into factory specs on output power. I will still send it out to the Yaesu repair center for a realignment if Yeasu can accommodate me at a reasonable price. The previous owner had all the menu settings from 24 to 44 at 255 :bdh:
     
  5. Happy_Hamer

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    Take note of all your settings in the Service Menu before shipping it to Yaesu.

    You can always review the settings after Yaesu aligns the radio to see "how close you are"

    Myself, if the radio is receiving and transmitting fine and not overheating, I would hold off on sending it back, again, that is just me.
     
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  6. Moleculo

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    Yaesu's price actually isn't as horrible as you might think. I'm guessing that you're looking at about an hour of work, about $85. If you want to send it to a 3rd party, there is a local guy I know of that used to work for HRO and still contracts work for them. I haven't had a reason to use him, but other locals swear by him. Let me know....
     
  7. Mudfoot

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    Same here...

    As long as it's on frequency, has correct output and seems to be doing fine, then save some cash.
     
  8. TonyV225

    TonyV225 W9WDX Amateur Radio Club Member

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    People need to keep there hands out of those radios!!! LMA:LOL:!! I often ask myself why do they even mess with these rigs when they sound great the way they are!!! You can also send it to where I send eveything and thats to Burghardt Amateur Repair they have a fast turn around time and do a great job and also warranty their work at a reasonable price. I sent you a PM
    Burghardt Radio Repair Inc
     
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  9. Mudfoot

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    What will that get a guy?
     
  10. SMILEX2692002

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    Replied to your PM.
    Sent it out for proper alignment.
    I just like the piece of mind knowing things are working as they were intended to be. I have talked all over the globe and in my own state with 100 watts output. Why some people have to try and get an extra 25-50 watts out of a nice Hf rig like this is beyond me. I guess its hard to give up that old CB mindset. Not knocking anybody who uses CB's in any way shape or form.
     
  11. Tucker442

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    Hey Mudfoot haven't seen you in a while, glad to see you
     
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