Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Yaesu FT-8800 on Death Watch

My Yaesu FT-8800 failed to power up the other day. All the fuses are good, from an external inspection there doesn't seem to be any damage. I homebrewed my own separation cable so I am hoping that it has failed for some reason. Tonight I'm going to make up a new one and see if that works. Last night I was going to use the cable that came with the radio, but after five years it seems to have wandered off.

I hope I can get it working, it really is a good radio. Purchase prices have come down so much that it probably isn't worth the cost of getting it fixed if the cable isn't the problem.


Well the new cable didn't solve the problem. So now I need to decide if I want to buy an new radio, and if so, which one.

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