1|1|2005-07-26 20:06:24|Carol|Welcome to the FT-200 / FT-250 / Tempo One Forum|
Welcome to the FT-200 / FT-250 / Tempo One Forum

The Yaesu FT-200 is an SSB/CW transceiver that covers the pre-WARC
amateur bands from 80m to 10m. An early hybrid transceiver mostly
tubes with a solid state VFO, it provides around 180watts PEP, good
stability and a very good receiver design even under today's crowded
band conditions. The design first saw the light of day in the late
60's in a gray and silver case. It was also sold by the European
importers as the Sommerkamp FT250 and by Henry Radio of Los Angeles
California in the USA as the "Tempo One" (black and silver case).
Accessories included an accompanying FP-200 AC power pack to provided
necessary voltages from one transformer for 117 or 234 volt AC mains
and front firing loudspeaker. An external VFO FV-200 and a DC-200 12
volt power unit was also available for mobile use. The Ft-200 was
introduced in October of 1968 and sold into the 1970s.

We look forward to your contribution to this fourm and hearing your
vintage Yaesu transceiver on the air!

Best 73s
Carol L. Maher
W4CLM
| 2|2|2005-07-26 20:40:23|Arthur Kuhns|Thank you for the invitation, Carol|
Hello Carol, Thank you for the invitation to the preseige FT-200 Club.
I joined immediately.
Will you make availabe in the files section the Manual and ZL-FT-200
Letters?
Art
| 3|2|2005-07-26 20:49:10|Carol|Re: Thank you for the invitation, Carol|
Hi Art,
The "ZL" FT-200 Nejwsletters on CD ROM will be for sale on the club
web site http://www.foxtango.org

See: http://www.foxtango.org/Tempo%20One%20CD%20Sales.htm

The Fox Tango Club holds copywrite to the CD as it stands and we hold
the rights to the "ZL" newsletters once we gained access to them.
Otherwise they would have been lost forever.

As you know it takes a lot of time and work to put together these CD's
and it provides the only real income to the club graveyard fund for
things such as our ability to buy rigs for the graveyard. Thus those
files will NOT be posted.

Keep in mind right now THREE FT-200 / Tempo One rigs in the graveyard
for parts. Without some income from the CD sales or Ebay sales we
would be hurting in our ability to perform this service.

For the new FT-200 members you can read up on the graveyard project
here. http://foxtango.org/radiograveyard.htm

Best 73s
Carol W4CLM




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| 4|4|2005-07-26 21:46:43|Carol|-3- Parts Rigs in the Graveyard|
The club now has -3- Tempo One rigs in the graveyard.
And three power supplies. I'm expecting to pick up one more
for free, but I have to drive across the state to pick it up.
That will do it for Tempo rigs for a while. I'm starting
to get a PHD here! Piled Higher and Deeper.

Just got one in today and man-alive is it ever a dirt bag!
As for finals in these things, I'm not sure what we have.
One rig came in with no finals, another had a 6JS6C and one 6LB6
mixed And yet the other one came in with 2- 6LB6 sweep tubes in the
rig !!

EAK #*&*^%!!

The FT-200 / Tempo One calls for 6JS6C
Should be 6JS6A/B/C just like the FT-101, I don't know what
goes thorugh the heads of some people putting in these subs when
there are plenty of 6JS6C tubes floating around.
I can only assume they were trying to save some money,
they will work to some point, neutralization on the higher
frequencies may be a different story.

Regards
Carol CLM
| 5|5|2005-07-26 22:09:22|Carol|Hi Jim|
Hi Jim (K0JKJ)
You know the saying, If you build it ~ they will come.
Welcome aboard Jim. Glad to see the Tempo Owners coming out
of the wood work.

I think this fourm may prove to be an asset over time.
We might not have a lot of message traffic here, well then so be it!

But of a primary benefit will be the long time archives of infomation
and the exchange of troubleshooting experience gained over the years
by those who own these rigs. Having all this knowledge andinformation
in one place will be of value to those who come behind us in years to
come. Much like those who put togehter the "ZL" FT-200 newsletters of
the past, we move forwrad today and keep the home fires burning in
amateur radio. I love the old rigs and this is what amateur radio is
all about. And too it goes without saying: But I'LL say it anyway...
Real Radios Glow in the dark !! Hee Hee

Best 73s and again welcome aboard.
Carol W4CLM
| 6|6|2005-07-27 03:11:41|Carol|1st piece of advice|
Wow I tell ya, there must have been more of these thngs on CB then
there were on the Ham Bands !!
We picked up three of these things this week and each one was loaded
down with 27 Mhz crystals. Really the don't do a half bad job on AM
mode, I guess that made them desirable for CB.

In changing the 10 meter crystals, my first piece of advice is to
remove the Tx/Rx/Cal switch and do it right. You can reach the
contacts of the Xtals easily if the swith is pulled out for
inspection and access to the bottom of the rocks. It looks to me
like everyone just tack soldered in the crystals from the top
because it made it quick and easy.

By the way these rigs use HC-18 crystals. That means it's basically
a HC-25/u with wires attached long enought to solder into the board.

Got to run
73s
Carol W4CLM
| 7|7|2005-07-28 18:40:15|Carol|CW Filters in the FT-200|
We wre talking about CW filters on the Fox Tango forum the last few
days and I got an idea.

I was reading some place (Maybe the owners manual?) that the
FT-200 / Tempo One only used a four pole Xtal filter. I would bet
there is sufficient room to mount a second filter under the main
board some place.

Now that we have a few of these rigs in the junk pile, I'm wondering
if it would benefical to try and put two in series, effectively
making an eight pole filter and tighten /narrow up the rig I.F. a
bit. Just a thought. Anyone want to try it ?
Regards
Carol W4CLM

| 8|8|2005-07-28 19:04:57|ydaumpire1234|hello everybody|
Nice to see active hams that love their Ft-200 tempo one etc. I am new
to the group and thank you for allowing into the group. My first radio
was purchased on May 6, 1993. It was my first low band radio. I
recently purchased a power supply over the internet and I am waiting
for its arrival. I do have alot of other equipment for HF work but I
wanted to save my Old Tempo One.

See ya

AA2OJ
Timmy G
| 9|8|2005-07-28 21:04:58|Kuhns, Arthur G CIV NGCA|Re: hello everybody|
Thank you for your interest in the Tempo radio.

I have been a Ham for some time myself and my first radio bought for me by
my dad was the Tempo one.

I still have that radio today.

I put it on the air from time to time but it really needs a tune up.



Welcome to the forum Timmy and enjoy

Art KK6PJ



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Nice to see active hams that love their Ft-200 tempo one etc. I am new
to the group and thank you for allowing into the group. My first radio
was purchased on May 6, 1993. It was my first low band radio. I
recently purchased a power supply over the internet and I am waiting
for its arrival. I do have alot of other equipment for HF work but I
wanted to save my Old Tempo One.

See ya

AA2OJ
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| 10|8|2005-07-28 21:34:35|Carol|Re: hello everybody|
Hi timmy,
Welcome aboard. Glad you finally picked up a nice power supply. I
wrote to you earlier last week a couple of times. Take your time
bidding on your Ebay items. If you get too excited and keep bidding
right away, you just make the seller more money. I've found the best
thing to do is wait until near the end of the acution then throw in
your best shot (Highest bid) that your wallet can handle at that time!
I think we were in a bidding war on a tempo last week. Hee Heee.
No harm done! Glad to have you on the group.
Best 73s
Carol W4CLM


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radio
| 11|8|2005-07-28 21:37:48|Carol|Re: hello everybody|
Art, I hope in time to be able to discuss the finner points of
alignment and set up of the rig as we go along. Having the manuals
and all on CD Rom helps, but in reality a lot of that information
was put out years ago when many people could hardly afford a ditital
frequency counter back in the late 1960s early 1970s. So now with
digital meters and frequency counters being so cheap, I would say
that it's time to revise some of the alignment procedures.

First word of caution! We are dealing with Tubes Guys !!!
Much higher voltages flying around inside this rig, then one would
normally run into dealing with new rigs. Even the FT-101 is all
solid state and has little in the way of H.V. outside of the PA
compartment. In this rig you can get a pretty good zap just playing
aorund the local oscillators. So keep that in mind when prying
around inside the rig.
Best 73s
Carol W4CLM





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| 12|8|2005-07-28 21:45:57|ydaumpire1234|Re: Hello carol|
Thanks, I learned a lot in my first days of bidding and I appreciate
your help. I hope the power supply arrived soon and works.

I have a Kenwood 520 that my Dad left me after he died three years
ago. He was K2CJ anow it waits for my 8 year old boy to get intersted.
I also have an HW-16 I used just for CW with about 2 hours on it
since
my dad bought it for my older daughter now 12 but she is not
interested. It is in perfect condition.

I also have A Alinco DT-70 for mobile operation and plenty of VHF
equipment for 6, 2, 70 meters.

Well hope to hear from you soon.

ASorry I came accross the wrong way but I am still new at internet
stuff. My 12 yaer old knows more tha me, Hi HI

73, Timmy G
| 13|7|2005-07-29 04:30:24|John Kiljan|Re: CW Filters in the FT-200 and Noise Blanker Improvements|
'Lo Carol, I seem to remember Milt Lowen encouraging readers of the
early FT Newsletters to do this kind of filter stacking when they
bought an upgraded filter from him. Somehow he managed to work around
the mounting and insertion loss problems without too much trouble, and
what worked for the FT-101 would probably work fine in the FT-200.
However, it might not be such a good idea for this particular radio.

Although there probably would be a noticeable improvement on SSB, a
sloppy filter with broad skirts will work much better on AM receive.
Much more of that AM signal is going to get through the old
un-improved 9MHz passband filter. That's why the FT-101ZD sounds so
muffled on AM receive--the nice steep skirts on that receiver's 9MHz
passband filter pretty much guarantees that you cannot pull in the
higher frequency audio and the transmitted carrier at the same time.

There is a second reason that you might not want to do it: The FT-200
doesn't have a separate CW carrier insertion frequency oscillator like
the FT-101/B/E/F/Z/ZD radios have. To get a full CW output signal
with the steeper skits, you may find that you have to move the 9001.5
KHz carrier insertion oscillator so much with its trimmer that you are
transmitting a carrier on 80M, 15M and 10M sideband and cutting off
some of the received and transmitted higher frequency audio to boot.
On the other hand, the MIC GAIN control might just have enough extra
'umph' to push it way through even if the CW carrier does still fall
on the skirts of the passband filter.

If there is any place that the FT-200 seems to need improvement, it
has to be the need to add on a CW fiter and to install a decent noise
blanker.

The ZL FT-200 news letters (and the Henry Service Manual) do have a
suggestion for a simple passive audio filter using 88mH inductors, but
I've never seen one that big before, and you might get much better
performance from a more modern (and smaller) op-amp circuit like the
kind Autek used in its much-praised outboard audio filters.

My FTdx-560 has pretty much the same problem with it's noise blanker.
They both use little more than back-to-back diodes and the setup is
pretty ineffective against most kinds of noise. I can't remember if
my Tempo One has this problem, but my FTdx-560 pops so loudly when
someone turns on a light switch in the house, that it is not safe to
use earphones with it. In this age of digital signal processing,
perhaps there is a joint solution to both the CW selectivity and and
the noise blanker problems using more modern devices that will fit on
the back of a postage stamp that I'm not aware of?

Just some musings. . .

-- John (N0BUP)


| 14|14|2005-07-29 04:31:34|Paul Munsel|Hello to all|
Just wanted to say Hello, and Thanks for the Group. I have a Tempo
that I bought a few years ago at a Swapfest. It looks like lightening
got the power supply, but it should be rebuildable. I just have to
find the time. Radio appears to be near perfect. In addition to this,
I have a Swan 350. I also have my first Heathkit rcvr my Dad bought
for me in the 60's. I do have a piece of "modern" gear, a Kenwood TS-
670, which is dated a bit, but only "glows" from the dial and S-meter.
I will be watching, and posting when I can be of help.
Thanks and 73,
Paul N5XMV
| 15|7|2005-07-29 04:43:10|Carol|Re: CW Filters in the FT-200 and Noise Blanker Improvements|
Thanks for the usuall great posting John !!

Hummm, well lets see....
I think I was looking for a better SSB response. I was listening on
75m last night and the FT-200 is a bit noisy and wide. That's when the
idea hit me to maybe use one of the filters off another rig.
It's just a thought.

However I do like AM too.... I especially like to work AM in the 10
meter AM window from 29.00 to 29.100 and I'd like to use this rig up
there. You know this rig much better then I do John, so I have a
question for you. How do the derive the AM output on this rig.
I have yet to taken time out enough to study the rig and find out
exactly where the AM detector resides in the rig I.F.
It seems to me that the FT-200 has very good AM and it appears to be
almost 5 Khz wide just by sweeping the few AM signals I have heard.
Does it even use the SSB filter in the I.F. when using AM mode? I
don't know for sure so if you know, please fill me in. Like I said,
the AM response sure does sound good just stock.

Back to you and Tnx
Carol



| 16|16|2005-07-29 08:58:39|Carol|XF-9 four pole filter. + additional cascade filter in series.|
Ok gang. I tried it last night. I pulled a second XF-9 filter from
one of the junker rigs. There was plenty of room under the chassis
to mount the filter with little in the way of extra lead length
requred.
There is so much static on the band tonight (75m) that it's hard to
tell just how much good the additional filter has done.

First impression. Tune up comes up to full power on the watt meter
on 75m well over 100w. On SSB I get what appears to be normal
operation and full power. CW appears to be another story, looks
like I really took a loss on power in C.W. mode. Only making about
40w on 75m C.W. and on fourty meters it's less. Not sure what is
going on here, thinking maybe a good alignment of the rig might
bring C.W. up some more.

I put a picture in the photos section of the FT-200 Yahoo Groups
Photo section of this filter. You can see where I cut the trace on
the input to the original filter, hot glued the filter to the
chassis and ran two bare wires back to the board. It's basically
working at this point, but will take some more time to evaluate if
it's worth the effort.

Got to run. 3 AM and I have to go into the shop tomorrow.
Best 73s
Carol W4CLM
| 17|17|2005-07-29 09:10:35|Carol|Photos section on Yahoo Groups|
I posted some pictures of the Tempo VF/One VFO and the Yaesu FV200
VFO, basically the same exact thing, but it's interesting to note
there were two types and colors made.

You can also see the XF9 filter I put in the rig last night. More to
follow on this later as I get a chance to evaluate any real
improvements. You can double click on any picture in the photos
section and it will enlarge the photo so you can see it better.

If you have any pictures you would like to post of your Tempo One,
FT-200 or FT-250 station, improvements, modifications or what ever.
Please feel free to post our photos and share them with our members.

Oh one other thing. The attachment options for this group is turned
off. I do this on ALL Fox Tango forums. The reason for not allowing
attachments is a simple one. This help to prevent the spreading of
computer virus via the group. So you can not send attachments via the
forum. It's really for the best we leave it this way.
I'm out'ta here. It's getting really late / or is that early?
3:10 AM EST. Bi Bi.
73s

Best Regards
Carol W4CLM
| 18|7|2005-07-29 19:27:44|John Kiljan|Re: CW Filters in the FT-200 and Noise Blanker Improvements|
Ha! I wouldn't count on that. I can read the signal
flows in FT-101ZD and my FT-901DM like a book, but
my Tempo One has me stumped. Whenever I look at
the circuit diagram or read the circuit description
in the Instruction Manual, I keep muttering to myself,
"How can that be?"

Last Sunday, I also went out and bought myself a fresh
set of colored pencils just for this radio. Part of the
problem is that I only have schematics copied onto
8-1/2 by 11 sheets of paper (similar to A4) and it takes
five of them to cover the whole circuit diagram. The other
problem I'm having is that the description in the manual
sometimes defies belief.

According to the manual, the AM signal is generated
in the 7360 balanced modulator. Okay, I'll buy that—-
my FT-101B does something similar. After that I
can't trace the signal. The manual says that the AM signal
then passes through the 9MHz passband filter, XF101.
Why on earth do that? All that can do is degrade the signal.
The FT-101 series and the FT-901 don't do that. But if the
filter is indeed 5 KHz wide, they might just get away with
it. The manual goes on to say that a varicap diode moves the
AM signal into the center of the passband to accomplish this.
Yet, there is only one varicap diode in the set and that
only seems to run the CLARIFIER control. So what's really
happening? Do they really mean a diode-switched capacitor?
Is it the same one that just barely puts the CW signal into
the passband. Is one of the sidebands on AM suppressed like
that CHU station in Canada that puts out the time pips?
Surely, they'd tell you if that were the case, wouldn't they?

V102a is the product detector and I suspect that's
where the AM IF turns into audio, but the manual only says
that this is where SSB and CW is detected, so I keep
looking for another diode somewhere. But, perhaps they
switch just off the bias to V102a and use it as a diode?
The manual, of course, doesn't say. Perhaps my FTdx-560
manual will offer a clue.

I suspect it is going to be awhile before I can really get
this radio figured out and I'm willing to guess that your
colored pencils are going to be faster than mine! 8^)

-- John (N0BUP)


| 19|7|2005-07-30 06:51:22|Carol|Re: CW Filters in the FT-200 and Noise Blanker Improvements|
Thaks Ok John,
We will figure it out together.
I have a large schematic all taped together. Maybe I can take it
down to Staples and get some big copies made for the members of this
fourm to help make it easier for us to trace through the rig and we
can all learn the rig togehter.
Best 73s
I'LL let you know what I work up on the schematic next week.
Carol


| 20|20|2005-07-31 19:23:35|Paul Munsel|Stability question|
Before I start the power supply project, I was wondering if anyone
had info on how stable to Tempo One is, especially compared to the
Swan 350. As many of you know, the Swan's gave a whole new meaning
to "Chasing DX", as you would chase a station all across the dial,
even after a few hours of warm up. I had a FT-101 that was a lot
better, but as I recall, it was a solid state rcvr. All info is
appreciated.
73,
Paul Munsel N5XMV
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| 23|20|2005-08-01 17:17:31|Kuhns, Arthur G CIV NGCA|Re: Stability question|
Paul, I can remember when my Tempo was in its prime that the stability was
good. I have some problems with stability now but my tempo is in need of
some alignment.

In the ZL FT200 letters, I remember some discussions regarding the stability
and I believe there are some mod's for the same.

I recommend the purchase of the ZL FT200 CD for your Tempo. It has tons of
info regarding the radio.

Art

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Before I start the power supply project, I was wondering if anyone
had info on how stable to Tempo One is, especially compared to the
Swan 350. As many of you know, the Swan's gave a whole new meaning
to "Chasing DX", as you would chase a station all across the dial,
even after a few hours of warm up. I had a FT-101 that was a lot
better, but as I recall, it was a solid state rcvr. All info is
appreciated.
73,
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| 24|20|2005-08-01 20:42:48|pa0pga|Re: Stability question|
Hello Paul,
I used a FT250 some time ago, and I recall that the receiver was very
stable, even from a cold start, and got better after warm-up.
The VFO of the FT200/250 was solidstate, you have no problems there.
In the VFO was a differential condenser, and from each plate pack
there was a small condensor connected of the same value, one with a
positive temperature coefficient and the other with a negative, so it
was possible to correct any drift by changing from the one to the
other, without changing the overall calibration.
If the VFO is original condition, let this condensor alone, because
compensating and measuring can take lots of time. Only if you have a
very drifty VFO I should recommend the comensating process. With a
good counter and a hairdryer, it is not that difficult to do.

73, Wim PA0PGA


| 25|20|2005-08-02 05:23:28|Carol|Re: Stability question|
I find the solid state VFO in the Tempo One to be very good. It's
not rock solid like a modern transceiver with a TCXO, but what the
heck. We are talking about 35 year old technology. For a solid state
VFO of this age, it's actually rather excellent. If the rig is left
on and settles down, I seldom have to touch up the VFO on anyone.
73s
Carol
CLM


| 26|20|2005-08-02 05:46:52|pmunsel|Re: Stability question|
Thanks Art, Wim, and Carol. I guess I'll start locating the parts I need for the power supply, and see if I can make it work. May as well get the rig going. I had a feeling it would be much more stable than the Swan. I guess I could retire the Swan altogether, and use that supply if all else fails. I know the plugs are different, but I think the voltages are the same. Any ideas? I'm just sitting here, going over this in my mind, as I type, and not looking at any specs.
Again, Thanks, and I appreciate the Group and info.
73,
Paul N5XMV

| 27|20|2005-08-02 21:37:32|Carol|Re: Stability question|
Paul we have three power supplies in the graveyard for the temp
rig / FT200
Carol


| 28|28|2005-08-02 22:05:41|harley5477@aol.com|reply|
HI guys,
I'm a new member but been playing with a tempo one for quite a while, like
years on and off.
I do have an original manual. In case anyone needs a photocopy of anything.
I have a complete radio with power supply on mine the IF board someone stuck
a screw driver through. I got it working by redoing the traces for the most
part. Been trying to pick up a cheap parts radio on ebay but so far no luck.
I would say mine is about as stable as a ft-101 that I have. It came with a
load of problems but drifting was not one of them.
Jack
N9EX



Paul we have three power supplies in the graveyard for the temp
rig / FT200
Carol


| 29|28|2005-08-02 23:49:18|Carol|Re: reply|
Welcome Jack.
It's hard to belive what people have done to these rigs over the
years. But you know, that is what makes it fun restoring and getting
one playing agin like new. Congradulations on your succesful repair
job and getting the rig playing.

I agree with you my Tempo One is ever bit as stable as the FT-101
for the most part. It may drift just a little as the tubes and
surroundings warm up. But once settled down, it's not a big problem.
Make sure you have that big piece of felt behind the main tuing
knob, it seems to help hold the dial in place and also prevents
slippage / drifting from the knob moving.

Best 73s
Carol W4CLM


| 30|30|2005-08-02 23:50:55|Carol|Looks like we are off to a great start with some real FT-200 enthus|
Looks like we are off to a great start with some real FT-200
enthusiast.
Really glad to see it!
Regards
Carol W4CLM

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| 31|30|2005-08-03 01:39:48|Dave and Merrijoy|Re: Looks like we are off to a great start with some real FT-200 en|
| 32|30|2005-08-03 01:45:49|Dave and Merrijoy|Re: Looks like we are off to a great start with some real FT-200 en|
Greetings to the Group,

Well, it looks like I'm the *newby* here but that's okay. I got to start somewhere, eh?

I'm new to the Tempo One following but an old-timer to ham radio. First licensed in 1961, I've enjoyed the hobby in most of the various aspects.

I'm looking forward to getting into these 2 units that I have really soon. The latest one I haven't even received yet as I just won it on eBay this afternoon.

I like to looks of the black-faced Tempo Ones the best. I'll be looking for the correct desk mic to go with it if one would be available sometime.

Once repaired/restored, it'll look nice next to my Yaesu FT-840.

Now where did I lay my soldering gun?

Dave w9ocm
| 33|16|2005-08-03 08:26:40|John Kiljan|Re: XF-9 four pole filter. + additional cascade filter in series.|
Okay Carol, I've held my breath for five days and I still haven't
found out how your cascaded filters worked on AM or whether or not you
got the CW to come up to full power yet. Nice pictures of the mod.
--John (N0BUP)

| 34|16|2005-08-05 05:41:24|Carol|Re: XF-9 four pole filter. + additional cascade filter in series.|
HI JOhn,
I would imagine you're red in the face by now!
Hee Hee...
Well the idea just doesn't pan out too well right now.
I've still got a sever loss of power on CW and AM modes.
There is definatley insertion loss, well... at least I think it's
insertion loss. When the filter is in line, the rig is much quieter
on Rx, but I'm not sure if that's loss or just the fact the IF is
narrowed up. It really doesn't sound bad at all on Rx with that
fitler in line. In order to make quick checks, I just shorted the
leads to the second / cascaded filter and I can hear the Rx noise
come up and CW and AM power pop back up to normal with the extra
filter shorted. Not too sceintefic a check, but never the less it
works.

On SSB it looks like I'm getting full power out of the rig and the
receive sounds good with the filter in it. So I think I need to do
more study on this before I rule it out all together.


Do you want to try one yourself ??? I can send you one for
experimentation purposes. I just hot glued it to the case side and
ran a couple wires down to the board as per the photo on the Yahoo
site.
73s
Got to run.
Carol
W4CLM





| 35|35|2005-08-05 07:45:02|radio_g1ywy|Smoking PSU|
Scared to switch on my FT200 as smoke comes out of the PSU/speaker.

Anyone know what this would be??
Ta
| 36|35|2005-08-05 20:11:30|pa0pga|Re: Smoking PSU|
Could be everything,
Is the set used lately?, if not it can be the supply caps, the diodes
or maybe the set stands on the wrong voltage i.c. 110 volt instead of 240.
The circuit of the powersupply is not difficult to trace, and you can
do it with the transceiver disconnected. Just be careful, there are
serious voltages in the supply, up to 800 Volts, if I recollect from
memory.
It can be that the power transformer has a short.
Any case: first measure the components, first of all before connecting
to the mains again.

If you answer, try to be more specific.

73, Wim PA0PGA


| 37|16|2005-08-05 21:06:05|John Kiljan|Re: XF-9 four pole filter. + additional cascade filter in series.|
Curious about the AM output power being reduced, Carol. It does
indeed sound like they are running the AM output from the balanced
modulator through the 9MHz xtal filter. So how can they stuff a 6MHz
AM signal through a 2.7MHz-wide filter without making the transmitted
audio sound all muffled?

I'm going to have to try and listen for a single-sideband full-carrier
output AM signal when I can find my microphone for my radio. It's the
only way I can think of to get a decent-sounding AM signal. The time
standard station in Canada, CHU, does this. You can hear their voice
transmissions fine in the AM mode and in USB, but not on lower
sideband. They are on 7335 kHz in the evening and 14670 kHz during
the day.

I'll pass on the filter offer for now. I am a little worried about
that hot-melt glue holding up when you get the case back on. I'll
take a look at the old FT newsletters and see if I come across
anything that tells how Milt suggested that you overcome the insertion
loss problem when using cascaded filters in the FT-101 series.

Thanks,

--John (N0BUP)

| 38|35|2005-08-06 11:35:37|John Kiljan|Re: Smoking PSU|
Hello Mark,

In addition to the things that Wim mentions, it could be the FT-200
itself. I've been digging through the ZL FT-200 newsletters that
Carol now provides on a CD and have come up with several references to
the failure of the coupling capacitor between the 12BY7A driver tube
and the grids of the 6JS6 finals. Apparently, it fails frequently and
when it goes it can take out those very expensive final tubes as well
as the power supply transformer and the power supply chokes. The
coupling capacitor is a 100pF 1kV mica and it has a part number of
C55. It can fail fast or slowly and you do not even need to have the
set in the transmit mode to have it go out and cause all that damage.

To make matters worse, some FT-200 production runs used a C55
capacitor with only a 500 volt rating.

I wouldn't run this supply for even five seconds without first
checking the fuse in the back of it. For the UK it should be about
2.5 to 3.0 amps. If it has been replaced with something higher,
that's a big warning that the previous owner was having the same problems.

If you post again, in addition to a more detailed explanation of
exactly what is smoking away in that PSU, please let us know about the
history of the transceiver and its supply, a little about your skill
level, what you know is working okay with the radio, anything you've
done to try and fix it so far, and tell us whatever else you know
might be wrong with the set.

Good luck,

-- John (N0BUP)

| 39|16|2005-08-06 19:32:55|Carol|Re: XF-9 four pole filter. + additional cascade filter in series.|
Hot Glue on the filter.
Yes John, you make a good point about this.
I got to thinking about it later too!
But with the rig up right, the worse case scenario, if the glue lets
loose it would fall towards the bottom case cover and not into tht
rig itself. Thus the wiring alone will not let it fall into the rig.
Maybe double sided tape would be better. It was just a quck way for
testing.

I need to look into the AM thing a little more myself. If I didnt'
have so many irons in the fire ever day. I might be able to study
this some more.

Regards
Carol


| 40|40|2005-08-07 07:03:55|Carol|Tempo VF/One (FV200) VFO Manual|
Hi Gang,
Some of you bought the FT-200 CD ROM, this file was suppose to be
included but I just now received it. So here it is. You might like to
down load it for your reference should you ever come across an FV200
or Tempo VF/One External VFO.

http://foxtango.org/Files/VFO%20FV200%20FV-One.pdf

It will open as a PDF file, so make sure you have Adobe reader on your
computer prior to trying to down load the file. The file is virus
free and posted to the Fox Tango Server, so don't be afraid to down
load it.

Best Regards
Carol Maher W4CLM
| 41|41|2005-08-09 21:14:51|Carol|49th Annual Shelby Hamfest|
Fox Tango Intl will be represented at the Shelby Ham Fest
49th Annual Shelby Hamfest
(The hamfest is held every Labor Day weekend)
September 3, 2005 & September 4, 2005
Our table will be in the cattle barn because that is where they put
all the animals!


web site at www.shelbyhamfest.org

ARRL Sanctioned Hamfest
To be held at the Cleveland County Fairgrounds in Shelby, North
Carolina

September 3, 2005 & September 4, 2005
Talk-in 146.28/88


73s
Carol W4CLM
| 42|42|2005-08-14 18:58:07|Carol|Lots of FT-200 / FT-250 /Tempo One parts in the Radio Graveyard|
I just picked up another Tempo One this week for the radio graveyard.
We have a sufficient amount of parts if you're in need.
I also orderd two Bran-New 9 Mhz carrier osc crystals to throw into a
draw for this rig as they seem to be a problem spot in the rig when
the rigs get older. Those should be show up here in a few weeks.

For parts and gravyard info please read.
http://foxtango.org/radiograveyard.htm

73s
Carol W4CLM
| 43|42|2005-08-14 23:47:36|harley5477@aol.com|Re: Lots of FT-200 / FT-250 /Tempo One parts in the Radio Graveyard|
any chance anyone out there would have a IF board for a Tempo one.....
to explain what I'm calling an if board. cover off facing the radio its the
long board on the left hand side.
Jack
N9EX



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| 44|42|2005-08-16 17:41:27|Carol|Re: Lots of FT-200 / FT-250 /Tempo One parts in the Radio Graveyard|
Jack,
We have several complete rigs in the graveyard and the boards are in
tack. I'd imagine it could be a job to get the whole board out.
I've never tried it yet.
Carol
W4CLM



| 45|45|2005-08-16 18:23:36|harley5477@aol.com|Re: Lots of FT-200 / FT-250 /Tempo One parts in the Radio Gravey...|
Carol,
sounds like the facts, I'm still looking around for a tempo to scrap for
the if board, mine has a broken circuit board I repaired the traces best I
could the radio works it just doesn't work right. no biggie I have lots of time
left to work on this one. so far I have had this radio for 13 years and piece
by piece getting it running better each time.
Talk to ya soon.
Jack
N9EX

In a message dated 8/16/2005 10:41:48 A.M. Central Daylight Time,
w4clm@... writes:

Jack,
We have several complete rigs in the graveyard and the boards are in
tack. I'd imagine it could be a job to get the whole board out.
I've never tried it yet.
Carol
W4CLM



| 46|46|2005-08-20 03:53:54|Carol|Chat room open in 10 minutes http://www.foxtango.org|
Fox Tango Chat room open tonight 10pm est go to club
web page http://www.foxtango.org 3/4th the way downt the page find the
link to the chat room

Sign in with your name and call sign on the first line.

Best 73s
Carol
| 47|47|2005-08-24 15:11:17|Donnie Oren|new on the block|
hi my name donnie and what im doing is fixing up my dads tempo one and
startting a station of my own . it needs alot of tender loving care!
the transciever is fine as far as i can tell but the power suply dos
not work. So i thot that one of you mite help me out and give me some
tips on this radio and along the road ahaed
| 48|47|2005-08-24 17:24:09|Kuhns, Arthur G CIV NGCA|Re: new on the block|
Hello Donnie, Welcome to the group. We are glad you have joined us.

Starting a station of your own is good and the Tempo should serve you well.

Regarding the Power supply not working; do you have the skills to
troubleshoot and repair or would you prefer to obtain a working one.

Not sure what we have in the graveyard regarding power supplies. Carol
should be able to enlighten us on that.

Again Welcome

Art KK6PJ



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hi my name donnie and what im doing is fixing up my dads tempo one and
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the transciever is fine as far as i can tell but the power suply dos
not work. So i thot that one of you mite help me out and give me some
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| 49|49|2005-08-26 17:36:29|zl3oz|New from down under.|
Hi. Had a FT200 since new in 1972. Silver face.
I've retubed finals with QQEO6/40 double tetrode for 80W to 100W on
most bands. Also 17mtrs at flick of a switch from 15mtrs.
Why am I modifying a mint condition unit? Its served me well all these
years but needed new finals which are very hard to find down here and
I had plenty of the 6/40. The 17mtrs was just for fun as its a great
wee band and the only one I can reach USA on from my QTH. Otherwise I
guess I'm not overly sentimental about it. I have a spare one to try
things out on.
Also putting compressor/prosessor into it and mosfet preamp for 17, 15
and 10. Otherwise it goes well and is my main station rig and works NZ
to UK every other day.
Interested in the caskade filters thing being tried. Hows progress.
Has anyone managed to improve the AM reception??? I belong to a spam
group here in ZL and use it for that on AM 80M and 40M. However Ive
got to use old collins reciever for the weaker reception due to the
narrowness of filter on AM.
When I used the 200 to drive a 2M transverter for many years, I did a
wee mod putting AM modulation onto the VFO clarifier varicap, when in
transmit,and obtained very presentable FM on 2M with deviation set by
the Mod level control. Since removed that due to lack of need.
See you for now.
Ken. ZL3OZ (also ZL3TJV)
| 50|49|2005-08-27 20:31:09|Carol|Re: New from down under.|
Hi Ken,
Nice posting to the fourm. Glad to see you are still using and
enjoying your FT-200 as are we. Tell me about these tubes QQE0/40
What are they do you have a link for us and any information abou
this tube.

Please also tell me what frequency crystal / rock did you use to get
17m on the rig ? Maybe we can put 12 meters into one of the 10
meters slots and find some way for 30 meters also.

Keep up the good work!!


I also did the FM modification on several FT-101 transceivers, many
years ago. I had no problem keying up repeaters on 2m FM. The
biggest problem was getting the 600 Khz split on Receive. So I put
a small discriminator in my FRG-7 for Receive and I was able to tune
split 2m FM using an FT-10 !!! It was great fun, but hardly
necessary anymore. Too much other equipment easily available today
and little need to go through the trouble to do this, unless you
just want another project to do. And Lord knows I have all the
projects I can handle right now.

Best 73s
Carol W4CLM



| 51|49|2005-08-29 19:21:58|Arthur Kuhns|Re: New from down under.|
Hi Ken, Welcome to the group.
17meters is one of my favorite bands and is the band that made my
first contact with Austraila.
Do you have a schematic or drawing of the 17 meter mod that you
could share with the group?
Thanks
Art KK6PJ

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| 54|54|2005-09-07 06:14:02|Aubrey Mansfield|Tempo One Finals|
After spending the evening with my "new" Tempo One I guessing that I'm going
to need new finals (6J86A's) - Low power out in all bands. Do these tubes
still exist? Do we have them in the graveyard? Is there a substitute?

Thanks!

Aubrey Mansfield
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| 55|54|2005-09-07 15:28:10|Aubrey Mansfield|Tempo One Finals|
Correction: I mean 6Js6A.


After spending the evening with my "new" Tempo One I guessing that I'm going
to need new finals (6J86A's) - Low power out in all bands. Do these tubes
still exist? Do we have them in the graveyard? Is there a substitute?

Thanks!

Aubrey Mansfield
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| 56|54|2005-09-08 04:36:57|John Kiljan|Re: Tempo One Finals|
Hello Aubrey and welcome to the group. We don't get many postings
here so anything helps. I have a Tempo One as well, but I never use
it--no time.

Mine has 6JS6C's in it and seems to work just fine. The 6JS6B's would
also be okay, but I never see those around. 6JS6C's are frequently
available on Ebay, but they are expensive--about $75 a pair--and they
are often RCA's which seem to be a poor second to GE, Sylvania and
other brands when used in the FT-101 series of tranceivers.
Apparently, not all sweep tubes are made equal. In the FT-101's, a
neutralizing capacitor has to be changed to make American-made tubes
in place of the Japanese originals. I've heard of other sweep tubes
like the 6LQ6 (if I remember correctly) being used in the Tempo One,
but I don't know if any circuit changes were needed. The 6KD6's specs
say that it is the closest substitute to a 6JS6C, but that tube often
comes in some very tall versions which might arc over to the HV cage
top or even directly touch it.

The good news is that you can find 6JS6A's on Ebay from time to time
and they are typically much cheaper than the 6JS6C's needed for the
FT-101's. Some of the parts suppliers still list these tubes as new
old stock (NOS). Even better news is that your current set of 6JS6A's
might be just fine and all that is needed is a new 12BY7A driver tube
or a re-alignment. I'd check that out first before buying a set of
replacement 6JS6A's. When sweep tubes go 'soft' from use, they
typically loose power at the upper frequencies (e.g. 10M) and keep
their strength on the lower frequencies like 80M. Watch your IC
current meter reading when you tune up. A high value means there is
something else wrong that can destroy your tubes and power supply if
you don't fix it right away.

Whatever you end up buying for replacements, make sure that they are
identical tubes, not just the number, but the same same physical
appearance inside and out.

Attached is a file on the almost-exactly-identical UK/Australian/NZ
version of the Tempo One that you might find interesting if you have
not already seen it.

Have fun!

-- John (N0BUP)

Attached file:

G4DDI Colin Guy - Extract from an Article on the FT-200

From Issue 32 of the VMARS Newsletter – December 2003

. . .

What to look for when buying one:

Considering the amount of heat these sets generate they are extremely
reliable, there are, however, as with just about any piece of
equipment, a few weak spots. Undoubtedly the most common fault is
failure of the PA grid coupling capacitor C55, shown in the manual as
100pF lkV, but I have frequently found 500-volt specimens fitted here.
There is 300 volts on one side of it from the driver anode and minus
150 volts the other, plus several tens of volts of RF on transmit so
it obviously has a hard time. Failure not only removes the negative
grid bias on the PA valves, but applies a positive bias to them. Not
unnaturally this results in the rapid demise of the valves, which are
now expensive and quite difficult to obtain, and can also result in
the destruction of the mains transformer (protected only by a single
primary fuse, often replaced with one of a higher rating!) if the
owner wasn't there to switch the set off very quickly when it showed
the obvious signs of distress. The FT101 and 901 also suffered from
this problem. Therefore, a good look at the PA valves is essential,
and if you are offered a power unit with it, a close look (and sniff)
at the transformer is worthwhile.

Another area worth a look is around the receiver audio output valve
(V101, 6BM8/ECL82), which is mounted on the main printed circuit
board. This can suffer from any of the usual afflictions of a
triode-pentode AF amplifier--leaky coupling capacitor (C103, 0.01µF),
leaky or shorted cathode decoupling electrolytic (C101, 30µF 15V) or
leakage in the valve itself. All of these cause the valve to run even
hotter than normal with no apparent effect on performance, but it has
the result
that the PCB cooks to a cinder. In this case a prod of the valve will
show that it is hanging in there only by the copper tracks! Both of
these faults can be repaired, but if is worth looking, and allowing
for in the purchase price. Also look at the RF section trimmers
(visible through the holes in the bottom of the case) to see if they
have been "twiddled"--ham-fisted adjustment of these can cause other
problems - see below--and realignment is not a task to be taken lightly.

Other faults. Not uncommon is an apparent lack of AGC action, with
the receiver seeming insensitive and little movement of the s-meter
even on very strong signals. This is usually because of grid leakage
in one or other of the IF valves (V103, 6BZ6 and V104, 6BA6/EF93)
upsetting the slightly unusual AGC circuitry. Substitution is the
best way of determining this.

A noisy bandswitch is not uncommon, lack of sensitivity on one bend
usually being traceable to this area. Do not be tempted to spray the
switch with switch cleaner whilst the set is powered though, it can
cause the wafers to arc as some carry full HT, and replacement would
be a serious job. Give the switches a spray with the power off, work
the switch a few times then allow to dry before applying power.
"Super Servisol" is recommended for this job, don't be tempted to use
WD40!
Total failure of one band can be caused by an open-circuit coil in the
receiver RF or pre-mixer stages--these are all common to transmit and
receive. What happens here is that the valve anode voltage is
supplied via the coil and the tuning gang and trimmer are connected
from the anode to earth, so the HT voltage is across both, a short in
the gang section or the trimmer, caused by stray metal particles or
inept handling burns out the coil.

Remember that a jumper plug must be in the accessory socket--if you
have no transmit output look to see if the PA valve heaters are alight!

. . .


| 57|54|2005-09-08 16:25:11|Aubrey Mansfield|Re: Tempo One Finals|
Thanks John!

Once I put my glasses on and got the part number correct - 6JS6 - I was able
to find a matched pair of Raytheon 6JS6C's and THEY ARE EXPENSIVE! These
are $75.00 each!

I'll check out the driver tube - 12BY7A - and the caps but I'm pretty sure
the finals are the problem.

Thanks again and I'll let the group know what I find.

Aubrey Mansfield
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John Kiljan
Sent: Wednesday, September 07, 2005 10:37 PM
To: FT-200@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [FT-200] Re: Tempo One Finals


Hello Aubrey and welcome to the group. We don't get many postings
here so anything helps. I have a Tempo One as well, but I never use
it--no time.

Mine has 6JS6C's in it and seems to work just fine. The 6JS6B's would
also be okay, but I never see those around. 6JS6C's are frequently
available on Ebay, but they are expensive--about $75 a pair--and they
are often RCA's which seem to be a poor second to GE, Sylvania and
other brands when used in the FT-101 series of tranceivers.
Apparently, not all sweep tubes are made equal. In the FT-101's, a
neutralizing capacitor has to be changed to make American-made tubes
in place of the Japanese originals. I've heard of other sweep tubes
like the 6LQ6 (if I remember correctly) being used in the Tempo One,
but I don't know if any circuit changes were needed. The 6KD6's specs
say that it is the closest substitute to a 6JS6C, but that tube often
comes in some very tall versions which might arc over to the HV cage
top or even directly touch it.

The good news is that you can find 6JS6A's on Ebay from time to time
and they are typically much cheaper than the 6JS6C's needed for the
FT-101's. Some of the parts suppliers still list these tubes as new
old stock (NOS). Even better news is that your current set of 6JS6A's
might be just fine and all that is needed is a new 12BY7A driver tube
or a re-alignment. I'd check that out first before buying a set of
replacement 6JS6A's. When sweep tubes go 'soft' from use, they
typically loose power at the upper frequencies (e.g. 10M) and keep
their strength on the lower frequencies like 80M. Watch your IC
current meter reading when you tune up. A high value means there is
something else wrong that can destroy your tubes and power supply if
you don't fix it right away.

Whatever you end up buying for replacements, make sure that they are
identical tubes, not just the number, but the same same physical
appearance inside and out.

Attached is a file on the almost-exactly-identical UK/Australian/NZ
version of the Tempo One that you might find interesting if you have
not already seen it.

Have fun!

-- John (N0BUP)




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| 58|54|2005-09-08 17:39:55|Carol|Re: Tempo One Finals|
It's my understanding that the 6JS6C has a slightly higher plate
dissipation then the A or B version of the tube. Other then that
They are identical and I've used them in place of "A" or Vs. Versa
used A in place of "C" when that was all I had on hand. As long as
you can get them neutralized I don't see a real big problem using
any of the varieties in either an FT-101 or Tempo One which has the
same tank circuit as the FT-101.

And yes we have some 6JS6 tubes in the graveyard right now.
Some new and some used pulls that will be tested before shipping.

Regards
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| 59|59|2005-09-20 04:35:17|n4gj2000|Hello|
Hello Gang, just wanted to get in here and see what happens.
I now own two tempo one units and got the first one on the
table. It now picks up some very strong signals and get
out about 4-5 watts..have replaced most of the tubes and
still working on it.
Expect to get the other one by UPS in next few days.
Thanks for letting me in and hope to hear from you
soon
73's Wink N4GJ
| 60|59|2005-09-20 08:42:40|Aubrey Mansfield|Re: Hello|
Welcome Wink! I've only had mine a few months and am also in the process of
bringing it up to spec. What do you think is causing the low power out?

Aubrey Mansfield
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Hello Gang, just wanted to get in here and see what happens.
I now own two tempo one units and got the first one on the
table. It now picks up some very strong signals and get
out about 4-5 watts..have replaced most of the tubes and
still working on it.
Expect to get the other one by UPS in next few days.
Thanks for letting me in and hope to hear from you
soon
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| 61|61|2005-09-20 19:56:02|n4gj2000|low output|
Aubrey, I found the Plate RFC choke fried and am working with
Carol to get one. I suppose after that I will find other
small problems.
My second one arrived today and boy does it sound and look
good. still has plastic on front like new. glad to get
it.
73 Wink N4GJ
| 62|30|2005-09-27 17:53:32|Carol|Re: Looks like we are off to a great start with some real FT-200 en|
Hi Dave,
Welcome aboard!! Yup the FT-200 / Tempo One can provide some real
amateur radio FUN! The way amateur radio should be. You can get into
the rig, align it, fix it, repair, modify and most of all continue
learning! I'm with you in that I prefer the look of the black face
Tempo / FT-200 / FT-250. I've got one here that looks like it just
came out of the factory and I'm really pleased with it.

I'm surprised at just how many of these things that I've come across
that have CB crystals installed in the 10m slots. Apparently there
were a LOT of these rigs on the 11m band. If you find one with all
the 10m Xtals installed, you're luck to get them. Otherwise to put
it back original you will be having to order some rocks.

Another nice find is the External VFO Tempo VF/One or the FV200 VFO.
For more info on the rig and VFO see the club web page at:
http://foxtango.org/foxtango%20FT250%20Information%20Page.html

If you're looking for an external VFO I have one here that I'm going
to be putting up for sale. It looks damm good. It was a real dirt
bag when I first picked it up and now it looks like new!

Got to run.
Best 73s
Carol W4CLM
| 63|63|2005-10-01 09:01:41|FT-200@yahoogroups.com|New file uploaded to FT-200 |
Hello,

This email message is a notification to let you know that
a file has been uploaded to the Files area of the FT-200
group.

File : /MODS/FT200_MOD.txt
Uploaded by : ea7yk2000 <ea7yk@... Description : Clicks fm speaker & Intermodulation

You can access this file at the URL:
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/FT-200/files/MODS/FT200_MOD.txt

To learn more about file sharing for your group, please visit:
http://help.yahoo.com/help/us/groups/files

Regards,

ea7yk2000 <ea7yk@...| 64|64|2005-10-01 10:19:08|JMBlanco|Re: New file uploaded to FT-200|
Hi to all.
The file I just uploaded is one that I found in a 3.5" diskette (I have abt
300 of them and now I' going to discard) that comes from hundreds of packet
messages referring to mods of all brands that I saved a long time ago.
Between them this is the only I found ref FT-200/250. I heve done some
small edit to ascii drawings for better readabilty. There are included 2
messages, with quite the same content, but I feel is better to keep it as
much as the original file.
I found much interesting the second mod., because here in Europe, at sunset,
particularly on 40 m, the band comes plenty of BC stations (1 stn every 5
Khz).
I dont know what's about in the west shore of the pond.
BTW I didn't found C306 in the real pcb of my Sommerkamp FT-250 (PB-1068),
Crystal Calibrator. In his place is C21. Here is the output of the
calibrator, from which runs a yellow wire going to Antenna circuit.. I'll
try, before the mod, to unsolder this wire and see the effect in the
receiver response.
Afterwards I someone of you don't see clear the ascii drawing, I can do it
with Paint and upload as a .GIF
Sorry, English is not my mother's language.
73
Jose
ea7yk(at)aered.net
| 65|22|2005-10-01 12:57:29|FT-200@yahoogroups.com|File - Digest version or NO MAIL |
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| 67|63|2005-10-03 21:06:41|John Kiljan|Re: New file uploaded to FT-200|
José--Nice posts in that file. Thanks! -- John (N0BUP)

| 68|68|2005-10-18 06:15:23|Carol|One complete set of FT-200 tubes (Less Finals)|
If anyone would like to have a complete set of replacement tubes for
their rig, I have ONE complete set (Less Finals) for the FT-220/2250
Tempo One. Including the 7360 7360 - DOUBLE PLATE BEAM balanced
modulator tube. All tubes have been tested at 90% or better, most in
this lot were 95% on my Sencore tester which is very reliable.
Would like a $65 donation to the Fox Tango club
(foxtango@...) + postage if you are interested in this
package of tubes. I only have the ONE complete set.

If you need Finals, I can come up with some of those as well
as I bought several sets for club members and have them in
the graveyard supply. I'm somewhat negotiable on those, but
don't expct to get them for charity. We did have to pay for them
and they have all been tested as well.

We also have FOUR of the 7360 modulator tubes
Would like $22.00 a piece for those + postage.
They are going for $44 dlrs each at Antique Electronic supply.
http://www.tubesandmore.com

And we have some other smaller lots of tubes for the
rig, but not complete sets. I just spent several hours
testing six sets of tubes for the rig and tossed out
the weak or failing tubes.

Regards
Carol W4CLM
| 69|69|2005-10-18 07:45:04|Carol|Be sure you have it in.|
If you find yourself with a FT-200/250 or Tempo One that does not
appear to be tuning by the front panel VFO, I highly recommend the
first thing you check that your rig has the VFO accesory jack plugged
into the back of the transceiver. If not you will hear noise from what
appears to be a working receiver but NO tuning ability from the VFO.
The plug completes the VFo circuitry and or allows the use of the
external FV200 / Tempo VF/One VFO.

73
Carol W4CLM
| 70|70|2005-10-18 08:32:11|Carol|Basics in troubleshooting your rig|
Basic troubleshooting of a rig.
Electronic equipment troubleshooting

Analyze,
Analyze the problem NO TX / NO RX / both, smoke?
This is by far easier to do when you have a separate,
Transmitter and Receiver as many of us still remember using on air.
The process of being able to analyze a problem
becomes far more apparent when you have a system
to troubleshoot with multiple functions (Ex: RTTY station)
Have a Receiver / Transmitter/ RTTY modulator / Demodulator /
Computer or (60 milliamp loop circuit loop circuit) in the
case of old style telex machines.

Localize,
Localize Transmitter? Receiver? Power supply?
Narrow your problem down, you need not be replacing
final amplifier tubes when your receiver is dead!

Isolate,
Isolate to particular area if Tx is out is the problem
only related to the transmitter circuitry? Oscillators,
power amplifier or is the problem related to more then
one area. When ever you have a problem that has an effect
on both TX and RX, a good place to start troubleshooting
would be to look at power supply voltages. When power supply
voltages are not correct you may find that the power supply
being common to both the transmitter and receiver
have an effect on both Tx and Rx.

Determine trouble location. (To component level)
Replace the component, resistors open, capacitors shorted,
tubes, transistors or solid-state circuitry that needs
to be replaced.

Try to put smoke back inside components that let their smoke out!


Regards 73s
Carol W4CLM
| 71|68|2005-10-19 15:24:15|intrepid7772000|Re: One complete set of FT-200 tubes (Less Finals)|
Hello,

Are these for the ft-200?

--Steve






| 72|72|2005-10-19 15:24:27|intrepid7772000|antenna|
Hello All,

I just purchased this radio and was wondering what antenna you
recommend. I live in a single family home w/yard, trees etc.

Also was wondering if a FV200 would be worth hunting down? If so, for
what reason.

I am preparing for technician test in November and have a great
interest from listening to my YB400 but little experience with radio's
of this type so any help appreciated.

Thanks,

-Steve
| 73|72|2005-10-19 20:32:54|Arthur Kuhns|Re: antenna|
-Steve, For starters a simple dipole antenna would be a good start.

Take a look at AC6V website for a bunch of antenna ideas. I use a
simple inverted vee antenna about 30 feet up at the apex hanging in
a tree with an antenna tuner.

It works for me.

You could spend more money and get a vertical or buy yourself a
dipole.

http://ac6v.com/

AC6V's website should get the antenna thought juices flowing.

Art

KK6PJ






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| 74|72|2005-10-19 22:18:51|William Ellis|Re: antenna|
Arthur,
I concur with Steve. With my FT-200 I use 130' long inverted Vee at 30' and
a tuner. Works from 10M to 80M just fine.
William
N5TXN

| 75|68|2005-10-20 00:09:35|Carol|Re: One complete set of FT-200 tubes (Less Finals)|
Yes Steve, FT-200 / FT-250 or Tempo One.
Carol
73

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| 76|72|2005-10-20 00:12:47|Carol|Re: antenna|
Nice to see the activity on the forum gang!
As for the FV200 / Tempo VF/One external VFO
I would say they are a nice item to have it you
can even find one! I prefer to use and external
VFO when I'm operating, thus I can switch between
two vfo's quickly and hear the good fights going on
the 75m band! Hee Heee.. then jump back to my operating frequency
on my main VFO.

But really they are a nice catch if you find a
one in good working condition. They typically sell
for around $100.oo

Best 73
Carol W4CLM


| 77|72|2005-10-20 03:05:12|intrepid7772000|Re: antenna|
How about a G5RV-E
http://www.universal-radio.com/catalog/hamwire/0341.html

and thanks for all the reply's........

--Steve





| 78|72|2005-10-20 07:12:03|Carol|Re: antenna|
Steve a G5RV is a good choic when used with a decent tuner.
One word of caution when installing a G5RV properly.
The TWIN LEAD that comes down from the dipole portion of the antenna
and goes into the Balun is all part of the radiating system. So in
other words, you need to get the dipole high enough up in the air so
that the twin lead falls perpinduclar to the two wires. If done like
this the antenna should work great. Do not run the twin lead along a
tall push up pipe as that will severaly effect the way the antenna
radiates. Keep in mind also a G5RV will work best on the lower bands
75, 40, 20 and 15 meters. On 10 meters it's a real compromise dues
to the fact they are way long for that band and really don't do very
well on 10m. If you want to get on 10m, find yourself a cheap
Citizens Band vertical and they work great in confined spaces.

Regards
Carol
W4CLM



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| 79|72|2005-10-20 14:33:00|intrepid7772000|Re: antenna|
Is there a simpler (smaller) antenna you recommend?







| 80|72|2005-10-20 15:56:44|Ken Osborne|Re: antenna|
That would be fine with a tuner. A long wire would be OK with simple L
tuner but you wont have the room.
I use a home made trap dipole for 75, 40 and 20mtrs. No tuner needed,
just straight on the coax and not even a balun. Instant band changing.
15 and 10 are a bit high in the SWR but still work reasonable and the
old rig can load up on just about anything. One of its benefits is the
traps act as loading coils for the lower bands so the thing is a bit
shorter than G5RV and goes staight on the coax. Mines in simple inverted
V style on steel water pipe at about 30ft.
Look up coaxial traps on google and you are bound to find one. Thats
where I found mine and theres even one for all bands. From here in ZL I
can work into England most evenings with my barefoot FT200 along with
the big guns.
Ken.
ZL3OZ.
p.s. Boys Im still going to send some notes about my FT200 mods when I
get some time.

intrepid7772000 wrote:

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| 81|72|2005-10-20 16:24:41|KD5SFA|Re: antenna|
Another good place to look and read and learn a bunch is
www.cebik.com This guy has probably forgotten more than
I'll ever know about antenna theory and construction.

The site looks simple on the surface but as you dig down into it
you will find that it will take more than a couple of days to
really go through it.

73,
Jon
KD5SFA

-----Original Message-----
From: Arthur Kuhns <Arthur.Kuhns@... Sent: Oct 19, 2005 1:29 PM
To: FT-200@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [FT-200] Re: antenna

-Steve, For starters a simple dipole antenna would be a good start.

Take a look at AC6V website for a bunch of antenna ideas. I use a
simple inverted vee antenna about 30 feet up at the apex hanging in
a tree with an antenna tuner.

It works for me.

You could spend more money and get a vertical or buy yourself a
dipole.

http://ac6v.com/

AC6V's website should get the antenna thought juices flowing.

Art

KK6PJ






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| 82|72|2005-10-21 15:59:15|intrepid7772000|Re: antenna|
--- In FT-200@yahoogroups.com, KD5SFA
G5RV JR
Operate on 40 Thru 10 Meters

I. Introduction

G5RV JR is an excellent all-band (7.0 - 30MHz) 51 Ft. dipole. The
51 Ft. dipole with 17 Ft. feeder of 450 ohm transmission line
achieves a resonance on all bands from 40 to 10 meters, with only
one antenna without any loss in traps and coils. The impedance at
the end of the 450 ohm feed line is approximately 50-60 ohms.

Can I use this as an inverted v and mount it on the outside back of
my house along the peak facing SE? The house slope is more than 90
degrees, peak height is about 20 feet.

Can I use metal staples to tack it or just pull the ends tight and
use the top and 2 ends as mounting points?

--Steve




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| 83|83|2005-10-21 16:34:15|intrepid7772000|microphone|
What kind of microphone is in the picture at the top of the web page?
Was it a good one?

--Steve
| 84|72|2005-10-21 16:52:11|William Ellis|Re: antenna|
Steve,
If you are planning on using the antenna for transmit, I would NOT mount is
flush along the eve on the house. You are very likely to cause tremendous
interference in your telephones and TV sets, plus achieving an acceptable
VSWR may be tricky. Get three sections of TV mast from Radio Shack and a 12"
house bracket. Mount the house bracket to the eve. The 30' of mast will free
stand with only the house bracket. Mount an "I" bolt at the top of the mast
and run a small nylon rope up and down the mast. This way you can hoist up
the G5RV just like a flag. Then secure the ends as high as possible.

| 85|83|2005-10-21 17:23:14|William Ellis|Re: microphone|
That is a YD-844A, at least that is what it looks like to me. that is what I
use on my TEMP-ONE. A D-104 works very well also.

| 86|72|2005-10-21 20:32:31|intrepid7772000|Re: antenna|
--- In FT-200@yahoogroups.com, William Ellis
about the 17' feedline that comes with the antenna. Just run it down
the mast and tie wrap it? Also, if I raise the antenna 12 feet above
the peak won't it decrease the angle that I will be able to attach
the ends to the house?


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| 87|72|2005-10-21 20:50:07|William Ellis|Re: antenna|
The twin-lead should NOT be tie wrapped to the metal mast. I use a 2' piece
of PVC pipe as a standoff. 2' PVC with and end cap. I then mounted a bolt
through the end cap and the drilled a hole through the mast and bolted the
PVC pipe to the mast. On the other end is a Tee connector. I run the
twin-lead through the Tee connector. Also put two or three turns or twist in
the twin-lead as it comes down the mast. My standoff is at about 12' from
the ground. If you only have 17' of twin-lead, yours will have to postioned
accordingly. The coax can be tie wrapped to the mast.

| 88|72|2005-10-21 20:54:06|donii@cgocable.ca|Re: antenna|
Steve
Yes the metal mast will affect open wire, always. Won't affect (theoretically) coax. If you are stuck with a metal mast try to have it off the mast at least 6 inches with standoffs that are designed for this . You will still have an effect. The best is to have it off 1 foot or more...the further the better. A good idea would be to build an 'L' type device place at the top of the mast that would draw the dipole center away from the mast. Also have the open line lead away from the mast in a slightly less than vertical drop.
Hope I am clear in my muddy explanations.
73
Peter VE2FAR
| 89|72|2005-10-21 21:05:06|donii@cgocable.ca|Re: antenna|
William
I would think that being only 2 inches of the mast when its a radiating part of the antenna would not be ideal. Do you have an antenna with twinlead only 2 inches from metal? 2 inches seems awfully close to me.
Peter VE2FAR
| 90|90|2005-10-21 22:19:40|Arthur Kuhns|Fox Tango Map|
Hey look at me I am on the map now too!
ART KUHNS
KK6PJ
| 91|91|2005-10-21 23:54:59|ab2nm|Questions|
Hello everyone:

Name here is Don (AB2NM) and I'm in Webster, NY. Just
acquired a Tempo One, Speaker/PS, and a VFO (yea!).
As soon as the weather turns miserable - and that
should be soon, I'll fire the rig up and check her
out.

I've been 'reading the mail' here for a few weeks, and
this seems like a friendly and knowledgeable group!

I do have a few questions, if I may:
1) I was told that the rig was used by a CBer. (Now
it can be used legally, perhaps for the first time.)
I recall one message where someone commented that the
10M crystals needed to be replaced if the rig had been
hacked for CB use.

What are the frequencies for the correct 10M crystals?
Could you recommend a source for the crystals?
Will the radio require realignment once the correct
crystals are installed? (In other words, was the rig
misaligned to accommodate CB crystals?)

2) I looked the rig over and do not see any other
'hacks' like poor soldering, cut wires, odd jumpers,
etc. What else should I check for to undo a CB
modification?

3) The rig even came in original Tempo One boxes,
packed with the custom Styrofoam corners, and the
plastic bags. I know that some folks like to have the
original boxes for their rigs. Is there a market for
these boxes? What's a fair price to ask?

4) How does the Tempo One rate as a mobile rig? How
about for Field Day use? Any suggestions?

I intend to purchase the CD that FoxTango sells, and
I'm confident that it will be packed with great
information.

Thanks in advance for the group's patience in
answering my 'newbie' questions. Have a terrific
weekend, and 73.

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| 92|72|2005-10-22 02:36:24|intrepid7772000|Re: antenna|
--- In FT-200@yahoogroups.com, may come along) I will know better when I get my antenna how it will
fit into the scheme of things.

Thanks for all your help, you guy's are great.

--Steve
radiating part of the antenna would not be ideal. Do you have an
antenna with twinlead only 2 inches from metal? 2 inches seems
awfully close to me.
a 2' piece
mounted a bolt
15/10/2005
| 93|90|2005-10-22 19:33:18|Carol|Fox Tango Map|
Hi gang,
The Fox Tango Frapper Map thingy is working out to be fun!
If you have not alrady signed on, please take a minute to do so.
You can magnify the area of the country you want to view, as is the
case with the United States there are a lot of little red pin heads
showing up on the map, if you enlarge that part of the map you can
break down the membership locations beter.
It seems to be fun! Join in on this.

http://www.risingconcepts.com/frapper/foxtangointernational


You can also find a button to do this from the club home page.
You can find the button in the center of the page towards the
top of the club home page.

Other countries will be added as the system is upgraded, I
understand from J.J. in the Phillippines that his country has not
yet been added in. So if your country is not on the site, please try
again.
Tnx

Best 73
Carol W4CLM
| 94|72|2005-10-23 00:30:42|William Ellis|Re: antenna|
2' = 2 feet not 2 inches. At the closest point the twin-lead is 8" (8
inches) from the mast.
William

| 95|95|2005-10-23 01:28:41|Carol|Second Chance at life for FT-200 ANL switch.|
Second Chance at life for FT-200 ANL switch.

Well gang, here's good one for you. Having come into another FT-200
cheap that had a problem, I finally got around to spending some time
with this puppy on the bench this weekend. Symptoms were Low Audio
output, MICROPHONICS (Remember that one?)by dong the TAP TEST
anytime you touched any capacitor around the AF stage you could hear
it in the audio output. We also and a detuned I.F. strip that was
squealing. After a quick rough tuning on the I.F. the squealing
stopped, but the, MICROPHONICS and low audio problem were still to
be had.

With my signal generator also being on the fritz, that didn't help
maters any. I decided to replace a hand full of capacitors in the AF
stage going under the assumption that the , MICROPHONICS were
possibly being caused by a bad capacitor in the AF amp. Replacing
all the cathode bypass capacitors and plate bypass caps resulted in
no significant improvement.

Finally after removing my head from my anal cavity, I decided to use
my operating FT-200 for some comparison checks. Having had all the
rigs in the shack opened this week while doing tube testing, I had
yet to put them back together. I set up the working rig side by side
with the inoperative FT-200 and I got the bright idea to use the
100 Khz marker in the good working rig to generate my 1 Khz audio
tone I was in so desperate need of due to the lack of a good working
signal generator on the bench this week. Grounding both rigs
together I pulled the good 1 Khz tone from the working rig taking it
from the AF gain control on the working rig and feeding it into the
audio amp of the inoperative rig.
Tada !!! Tons of audio. Looks like the audio amp was working all
along and the microphonics were not so much due to a problem in the
amp as much as it was a case that the amplifier was running at full
gain giving the impression there was a problem with this.

Ok where to go from here. Should be simple enough to find our lost
audio. Time to start looking for audio by going back to the output
of the detector V102 and checking to see if maybe C108 coupling cap
was possibly bad. Putting our audio signal on to both sides of C108
resulted in a low audio signal being heard in the inoperative rig,
yet when we go to the Yellow wire at the wiper of the ANL switch,
the audio will practically blow you out of the shack. Not giving any
consideration to a possible bad switch, I cut loose Diodes D101 and
D102 thinking maybe a shorted diode was killing our audio path.
Wrong again! NO chance.

Is it possible the aNL switch went to the dirt?
If you get into this problem. You will see there is a white wire
(VRB) going to the ANL switch and a red wire (VRA) going to the ANL
switch with the yellow wire gong to one side of the AF gain control.
I decided to bypass this switch and go rig from the AF control with
a jumper to the point on the circuit board where the white wire
attaches (Labeled VRB) ~ Tada full audio out of the rig and volume
galore!

The Fix (?) replace the switch or bypass the thing altogether? Look
again. The ANL switch gives you a second chance at life! The switch
which resides behind the AF+RF gain control has no part number on
the schematic and would most likely be difficult to find a this late
date. But look again, there is an entire second set of contacts
that you can move all three wires over to on the switch! (needless
to say, pull the A/C power from the wall when doing this) you will
be working right next to the AC line switch. Unsolder the three
wires (Red / Yellow / White) and bring them up from the bottom part
of the ANL switch directly up to the top of this switch. Even though
we are talking about the so called ANL On/Off switch, we are really
talking about AUDIO. Thus a high resistance connection or a failed
wiper in the switch will severely degrade your audio as it did in
this case. Move all three wires over to the second set of contacts
and everything will be working again just like new.

Now it's time to fix the signal generator and do a proper alignment
on the rig! More to follow on that later.

Best 73
Carol W4CLM
| 96|96|2005-10-24 17:46:33|intrepid7772000|key cable?|
Hello,

I am still waiting for my radio to arrive and was wondering what type
of connector I need to attach my cw key to the radio.
| 97|83|2005-10-24 17:50:12|intrepid7772000|Re: microphone|
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| 98|83|2005-10-24 17:59:19|William Ellis|Re: microphone|
Steve,
My D-104 is amplified. I run it between 1/4 and 1/3. Not real high and get
great audio reports. One guy thought I was using a rig with enhanced audio
equipment. He could not believe it was just the mic and the rig with no
external help.
William
N5TXN

| 99|83|2005-10-24 18:11:07|intrepid7772000|Re: microphone|
--- In FT-200@yahoogroups.com, William Ellis
Is the YD-844A an amplified mic? Also, I am still waiting for my
radio to arrive and was wondering what I will need to connect my cw
key?

--Steve
high and get
enhanced audio
with no
wrote:
that
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| 100|83|2005-10-24 18:32:28|William Ellis|Re: microphone|
Steve,
The YD-844A in NOT an amplified mic. When I use it vs. my D-104, I have to
crank up the mic gain control on the radio a mark or two. The YD-844A is a
cool looking mic. My FT-200 (TEMP-ONE) is one of the gray models, so the mic
matches in color and look good with the radio.
CW key plug will be a ¼" phone plug if memory serves me correctly.

| 101|96|2005-10-25 19:38:31|JMBlanco|Re: key cable?|
Hi
My FT-250 uses standard 6.36 mm Jack (mono)
| 102|102|2005-10-25 21:16:03|intrepid7772000|no transmit??|
Hello All,

When I switch from receive to operate, I can't hear my radio anymore,
when I go back to receive I can hear again. all the lights and stuff
are on. I just got this radio (tempo one) and have not tried to
transmit yet cause I'm still waiting for my antenna.(I am using a 6 ft
piece of wire to listen. The PTT switch is on. I was wondering if
there is a transmitter problem. Bought as is, everything else is fine.
| 103|96|2005-10-25 23:46:42|intrepid7772000|Re: key cable?|
--- In FT-200@yahoogroups.com, "JMBlanco"

Hi
type
| 104|102|2005-10-26 04:31:40|Paul|Re: no transmit??|
Go to the Yahoo site, and download the manual if you don't have one first. When you switch from receive to operate, I believe you are transmitting. Not good with a 6' wire!! This is why you don't hear anything, and then when you go back to rec. you again have the signal. Carol may be able to give you more, as I am not sitting in front of my Tempo One.
73,
Paul N5XMV
| 105|96|2005-10-26 07:50:44|JMBlanco|Re: key cable?|
Hi intrepid and group.
I`m using just an old-defunct-mouse which is abt 4 mm diam. and have
4 wires inside. I use two for key-line an the remaing for gnd. All -the
6.35
mm. jack and the cable- are terminated in a hbrew-rose marble base-metal
saw blade-side swiper as you call there. Here in Spain we call it
"maniplex".
(little off-topic)
If you like (while waiting your radio) follow this link:
http://www.qsl.net/sv1edy/keypicture/184.htm
73
Jose

| 106|102|2005-10-26 15:25:14|harley5477@aol.com|Re: no transmit??|
well I don't run CW, but I do have a Tempo one. when you use a mic you flip
the leaver switch to operate and then the transmitter works when you hit the
PTT on the mike.
I'm not positive but without the mike you are tuning or transmitting when you
switch to the operate posistion...
Jack
N9EX


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| 107|102|2005-10-26 16:29:33|William Ellis|Re: no transmit??|
The switch in the OPER position allows transmitting, it does not key the
transmitter. The switch must be in OPER for the PTT on the mic to work. In
REC, you can key the mic all you want and nothing with happen ... at least
that is the way mine works.
William
N5TXN

| 108|96|2005-10-27 02:47:37|Carol|Re: key cable?|
Hi Steve,
Glad to see you found your way onto the fourm.
Best Regards
Carol
W4CLm


==================


The sound will go quiet when the PTT switch is moved to the Operate
position.
Howver if the microphone is plugged in, you should still have sound.
That is until the microphone is keyed.

Try plugging in a stereo head phone into the microphone plug, move
the
switch to Oper and
see what happens. If you have sound, this will confirm for you that
the
microphone is keying
the rig and needs to be checked.

Please join us on the FT-200/ Tempo Forum for more Q&A
Thanks
Carol
W4CLm


| 109|96|2005-10-27 05:33:08|intrepid7772000|Re: key cable?|
--- In FT-200@yahoogroups.com, "Carol" remains that whever I switch to oper I loose sound when anything is
plugged in or not.

Any Idea's?

Could the mic input on the radio not be connected internally or
something? Because no matter what I do It doesn't appear to make any
difference.

--Steve


Operate
sound.
that
PTT
am
| 110|96|2005-10-27 06:56:37|intrepid7772000|Re: key cable?|
--- In FT-200@yahoogroups.com, "intrepid7772000"

When I switch to vox (switch pushed to right) and and switch to oper
I can hear the radio then. Until I make a noise then the radio
clicks off.
is
any
move
sound
talk.
I
the
works
| 111|111|2005-10-29 02:45:12|intrepid7772000|radio works-mic works|
Hello and Thank You to everyone.

I put up my antenna G5RV-JR today 40' in tree, finally got a lucky
shot. I attempted inverted "v" installation by shooting fishing line
as a guide line with a slingshot from Walmart tied to a 10mm socket.
Then tied rope to the fishing line and pulled it up the tree.(got
more length than width, instead of a triangle it looks more like a
missle with fins, darn branches) this was a 2 hr adventure with a
lot of reeling in and retrying.

Turned on the radio and mic worked and the oper switch is fine with
mic plugged in can hear receiver like supposed to..amazing maybe it
didn't like not having a load on it ? Seems ok now I think, that was
strange...an caused me great concern being a "new" used rig and all.

One thing though. When tunning in SSB (While speaking adjust the MIC
gain for correct IC meter kick up. Switch meter to ALC and check
that the needle does not rise above the limit of green section scale
on speach peaks) when I switch to alc, the meter the needle pegs
when mic is keyed and mic gain has no effect. Still waiting for
tunner. Maybe cause antenna not tuned?

Still wondering what "pull ANL on " is. And when do I adjust the RF
gain?
| 112|111|2005-10-29 03:57:42|donii@cgocable.ca|Re: radio works-mic works|
1. I hope that you are tuning your rig for transmission into a 50 ohm dummy load first. This has to be done every time you change band and more than 100 kc's in a band.One can avoid this when he has an antenna that matches the TX frequency and has an acceptable SWR. But in this case when working with a new and 'unfamiliar' antenna you will never get the transmitter correctly tuned by loading up into the antenna and you might even damage the finals if their is too much swr.

2.ANL= Automatic noise limiter. Designed to stop(at least reduce) repetitive pulsing type interference in receiving mode. Useful when operating mobile in a vehicle where there are many pulse type interferences.
3. RF gain is to be turned up to maximum in normal conditions as to have the 'S' meter give 'correct' readings. One can play with this control when trying to copy very very weak signals that are no stronger than the band's noise level.

Hope this helps you
73
Peter VE2FAR

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| 113|111|2005-10-29 05:40:57|Derek Brown|Re: radio works-mic works|
Hi there,

Pull ANL = Anti Noise Limiter, which in the FT200 / Tempo 1 is basically a peak limiter in the audio feed to the Audio output valve, just two diodes that limit any voltage peaks over 0.6V +/- typically would have some effect, but not much on pulse noise from car ignition circuits.

You're know when to adjust the RF Gain, when the receiver overloads, especially on 40 Meters after dark over here in Europe, suddenly as your RF Amp and MIxer stages overload with signals the band will just fill with signals from end to end, but by turning down the RF gain, the "spurious" signals will suddenly all disappear as the stages come out of overload (non-linear action in the first RF and Mixer) and the wanted signals, albeit somewhat weaker as the gain has reduced in the RF Amp.

The ALC is derived from the action of the driving signal on the Grids of the PA valves, so that when grid current starts to flow (not desirable in class AB1 Amps) the alc voltage is produced, this is a negative going voltage which is fed back into the TX SSB If amp, which reduces the gain of the AMP, hence reduces the signal to the PA grids and thus keeps the transmission clean (or it should). If the PA IC meter is kicking up on voice peaks to 200mA to 300mA, but the ALC meter is staying over at full scale, then I would say everything looks fine, it should move but maybe it wont. Altering the tuning and load of the PA will have nasty results and could blow up your tubes, follow the tuning instructions in the manual, and confirm with a Power meter that you are producing RF at a good level, say 100 Watts into a good 50 ohm dummy load. Try it out on 80 M first, should have more output there than 10 M.

Hope that all helps.

73 es DX Derek G8ECI

PS whats your callsign ? or your name, Intrepid7772000 makes you sound like a spy or worse....

intrepid7772000 <intrepid7@... Hello and Thank You to everyone.

I put up my antenna G5RV-JR today 40' in tree, finally got a lucky
shot. I attempted inverted "v" installation by shooting fishing line
as a guide line with a slingshot from Walmart tied to a 10mm socket.
Then tied rope to the fishing line and pulled it up the tree.(got
more length than width, instead of a triangle it looks more like a
missle with fins, darn branches) this was a 2 hr adventure with a
lot of reeling in and retrying.

Turned on the radio and mic worked and the oper switch is fine with
mic plugged in can hear receiver like supposed to..amazing maybe it
didn't like not having a load on it ? Seems ok now I think, that was
strange...an caused me great concern being a "new" used rig and all.

One thing though. When tunning in SSB (While speaking adjust the MIC
gain for correct IC meter kick up. Switch meter to ALC and check
that the needle does not rise above the limit of green section scale
on speach peaks) when I switch to alc, the meter the needle pegs
when mic is keyed and mic gain has no effect. Still waiting for
tunner. Maybe cause antenna not tuned?

Still wondering what "pull ANL on " is. And when do I adjust the RF
gain?





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| 114|111|2005-10-30 08:33:46|Ken Osborne|Re: radio works-mic works|
Intrepid, I've had one of these radios for 33 years and two sets of
finals. Bought it new and burned out my first set of PA tubes the same
week through not carefully following instructions on tuning up.
especially the PA idle current.The second set went for over twenty years.
My suggestion intrepid is to hold back for a bit before trying to
transmit. You must be very cautious when trying to tune up and follow
the manual otherwise expensive smoke may come out. The FT200 was one of
the first comercial radios to come to a Ham fraternity which was used to
building their own gear and tuning valve transmitters and were used to
high voltage work and the caution needed. By the questions you are
asking I would suggest you go out and find a copy of the ARRL and stay
in for a while and read it cover to cover. Find an old late 60s or early
70s edition and read up on making and tuning valve transmitters. Don't
go taking the cover off and fidling with the PA tubes if you are at all
unsure of what you are doing or you may end up very dead. Theres up to
800V lurking in there even when on receive and for a while after
unplugging everything. If you must go there unplug everything first and
anything you want to touch inside the PA cage should be clipped to earth
with a clip lead befory sticking your hand in. Other hand always in your
pocket.

The ANL doesn't really work and not worth worrying about.

Derrick Brown has given you good advice on RF gain, I just leave mine
fully clockwise.

The ALC meter operates backwards so full scale is zero and the most left
hand end of the green section is the upper limit where ALC should not go
beyond. i.e. when you modulate the needle should flicker to the left on
voice peaks and not go out of the green.

Inverted V. Get the ends out as far and high as you can. More string and
another tree or so.

A question. Do you have previous transmitting experience and know how to
tune up a G5RV with a tuner? Do you have other rigs?
If this is your fist radio then you would be advised to get some self
tuning bullet proof rig sec hand and get some experience.
Whats your callsign and we'll look out for you on air.

Ken.
ZL3OZ

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| 115|115|2005-10-31 16:24:11|Steve|6146's as finals?|
Hi all, and thanks for welcoming me to the group.

After loosing 2 sets of 6JS6's to the dreaded C55 problem before I
realised it was a problem, I was wondering what the groups opinion was
of replacing the output pair with the cheaper and more robust 6146B's?

I apologise if the question has been asked before, but a brief search
revealed nothing about the 6146.

Has anyone tried this or is the conversion documented anywhere?

I would be pleased to know the groups thoughts on this.

Best regards, Steve. G7KMA
| 116|115|2005-10-31 17:12:47|donii@cgocable.ca|Re: 6146's as finals?|
Steve
Look at the FoxTango CD pertaining to the FT 200. The FT 200 strangely enough seems to have an extra tap on its power transformer to push the HV up into the 800volts. This will help as the 6146 requires a higher plate voltage.
If you don't have the FT200 CD yet I strongly recommend that you get it from W4CLM, FoxTango's keeper.
Peter VE2FAR
| 117|21|2005-11-01 14:33:44|FT-200@yahoogroups.com|File - Fox Tango Swap Shop |
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| 118|22|2005-11-01 14:33:44|FT-200@yahoogroups.com|File - Digest version or NO MAIL |
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Fox Tango Members.
We don't want to loose you.
If you're getting too many E-mails from the list.
Please either set yourself up for Digest version or NO MAIL,
rather then leaving the forum.

Here's the deal, Please go to the Yahoo site on the web at:
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And set your own settings if possible.
If you have problems doing this,I can set you up
for ONE email a day called the Digest version or NO MAIL.
With No Mail, you can still read the entire daily activity
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| 119|115|2005-11-02 09:26:12|Ken Osborne|Re: 6146's as finals?|
Hi Steve.
I have some cct dia info on fitting 6146Bs here somewhere.
Also another ZL is doing it at present. I fitted a QQEO6/40 and as your
email address showes you are probably in UK you might be able to find
this tube, unlike the folks in the States. Its a bit of a major and only
max of 100W but does work. The 6146 thing would be easier. If you get
the CD you'l be right but if not keep this email and drop me a line and
or look me up on QRZ.com for address and I will mail you a copy.
Ken.
ZL3OZ.

Steve wrote:

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| 120|115|2005-11-02 14:14:51|Derek C Brown|Re: 6146's as finals?|
Have emailed copy of the FT101B 6146 Mods from the QST article to Steve's email address, have thought of this myself to my FT200, but just have not had the time to carry out the mod, have the tubes, but still have other problems with the Rig, gotten of EBay, but when it arrived it was lacking ALL the tubes....new set of Hollow State devices installed, but need time to carry out MAJOR alignment and such, although it does work, but not very well yet...as I said lack of time...

73 Derek G8ECI
| 121|121|2005-11-03 04:07:39|Paul Gregory|hiyasall|
Good to have a group FT-200

i thought i'd post to say howdy doody , here in vk with the old FT-200
which has been steaming along nicly lately , i have compiled some
experiences on a webpage with the FT-200 at

http://www.users.bigpond.com/saaby2/

i use 80/40 meters only at the moment , cyas , paul vk4ykr
| 122|121|2005-11-03 18:53:12|KC8QS Earl|Re: hiyasall|
Say what??
--Earl

| 123|123|2005-11-04 06:07:03|Paul Gregory|hiyasall but ooops|
i left out a bit on the web page address posted , that is my other
hobby , seriously , there is no backlinks from the FT200 page ,
apologies paul.

should have been as below

http://www.users.bigpond.com/saaby2/ft-200.htm
| 124|124|2005-11-04 16:42:33|Carol|FT-200 Alignment not all that difficult|
I was doing an alignment on a Tempo One this week
and I thought I'd pass along to you the feelings I have on alignment.

I really think the best way to go about aligning this rig is by using
the Henry Radio Tempo One alignment guide on Page 1 of the Henry
Service Manual. Print it out, then go to the ZL Newsletters
using the first of the two pages right after the standard manual, use
those hand drawn pages for the layout of the inductors etc...while
doing the alignment from the Henry Service manual.

I have this one working pretty good now. As for the I.F. it should
peak at 9 Mhz, If your SSB oscillators are on frequency then you can
easily peak the I.F. using the Calibrate marker. Once you do a few
alignments it will get a lot easier.

73
Carol W4CLm
| 125|125|2005-11-05 17:20:39|Aubrey Mansfield|Low power|
Hello all. My Tempo One has output power problems. There's not enough of
it! I just installed new finals (Thanks Carol) and completed the alignment
as described in the Henry Radio Service Manual (again, Thanks Carol). No
joy - I still have the same low power output. See below:

All measurements made into a dummy load
80 mtrs 100w 8.100
40 mtrs 30w 7.100
20 mtrs 50w 14.250
15 mtrs 3w (!) 21.100
10 mtrs 70w 28.500

Any guidance, wisdom and/or magic tricks will be appreciated.

73,
Aubrey
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| 126|125|2005-11-06 01:48:19|Ken Osborne|Re: Low power|
Don't know the Henry manual but it should be same as Yaesu one. It all
hinges on 80M. It must be first.
Also (in mine especially 80M) the max TX is at a diff point when
adjusting 12BY7 output slugs than RX max.So I go for the TX max as
theres plenty enough RX sensitivity on the lower freq bands for a trade off.
Also, what volts on the finals? It may have been set to low power. They
take the High volts tap ok so have a go at the full 800V.
Could also be soft 12BY7 or even 6CB6. Play tube jockey and see.
Ken.
ZL3OZ.

Aubrey Mansfield wrote:

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| 127|125|2005-11-06 03:38:18|Aubrey Mansfield|Re: Low power|
G'day Ken. Thanks for the input. I've checked all of the tubes, including
the finals but hadn't thought about the plate voltage. I'll check it this
week and let you know.

Where are you in NZ? It's one of my favorite places in the world.

73,
Aubrey
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From: FT-200@yahoogroups.com [mailto:FT-200@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of
Ken Osborne
Sent: Saturday, November 05, 2005 6:44 PM
To: FT-200@yahoogroups.com
Subject: Re: [FT-200] Low power


Don't know the Henry manual but it should be same as Yaesu one. It all
hinges on 80M. It must be first.
Also (in mine especially 80M) the max TX is at a diff point when
adjusting 12BY7 output slugs than RX max.So I go for the TX max as
theres plenty enough RX sensitivity on the lower freq bands for a trade off.
Also, what volts on the finals? It may have been set to low power. They
take the High volts tap ok so have a go at the full 800V.
Could also be soft 12BY7 or even 6CB6. Play tube jockey and see.
Ken.
ZL3OZ.

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| 128|125|2005-11-06 16:50:55|Kay Groß|Re: Low power|
Hello to all in the group,

perhaps let us talk about an idea
I have mentioned in other groups ,too.
If possible let us make a serviemanual by
ourself. Someone has a good working
FT250 (or more than one) and does some
measuring with a scope at all stages rx
and tx and makes a list with voltage pp,
so it is much easier to find out where the problem is.
I would do it by myself but at the moment my rig has
a very bad agc fault and I need this informations,too.

73 Kay DL5OAQ


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| 129|115|2005-11-06 16:51:03|Steve|Re: 6146's as finals?|
Thanks to all those who replied, I didn't realise there was as much
involved in the modification.....I would like to know where I can
obtain the CD that was mentioned also as I would like as much info
as possible on this before I 'dive in'.

Steve.

| 130|115|2005-11-06 16:53:29|Carol|Re: 6146's as finals?|
Steve,
Personally speaking, I would never do a 6146 modification to the FT-
200/250 or the FT-101, that is as long as there is still a good
supply of 6JS6 tubes floating around and it seems to me even through
our life times there will still remain plenty to be had.

As for the CD. Visit the club web site http://wwww.foxtango.org
and also see
http://www.foxtango.org/Tempo%20One%20CD%20Sales.htm

Best 73s
Carol W4CLm



| 131|125|2005-11-06 16:56:28|Carol|Re: Low power|
I think it's a great idea Kay, but it will require a lot of work.
In essence, between the Henry Service Manual, the Owners Manual and
the ZL-Ft-200 Newsletters I think most of the material that needs be
said is covered in those publications. They could use some updating.
But if someone just had the time and enthusiasm to take the existing
information, clean up and retype the ZL Newsletters to make them
more readable as well as doing the drawings again, I think it would
move us along in the same direction you're speaking of.

If you feel up to the Job Kay, I'LL send you a CD because it's got
99.9% of the information out there for these rigs that I know of.

Regards
Carol W4CLm


| 132|115|2005-11-08 01:17:43|Steve|Re: 6146's as finals?|
Hi Carol, thanks for your reply.
Here in the UK, we can still obtain the 'NEC' 6JS6C's but they are
very expensive now, and the 6146's are quite cheap, especially the
ones made in China, although I assume the quality is not the best!

I run my station here on a tight budget, and just looking for ways
to keep the set going and spend as little as possible. Having said
that, I do tend to agree with you and ideally, keep the set
original, I just wish I had known about the c55 problem earlier and
this would have saved me destroying 2 sets of 6JS6's. I have been
running on the second set, albeit on reduced power, as I was there
at the time of the tube flashover, and able to switch off, whereas
the first set burned up while I was out of the shack.

Maybe I'll try and source a good used pair for now.

Regards, Steve. G7KMA

| 133|125|2005-11-09 09:49:50|Ken Osborne|Re: Low power|
Timaru.
East coast South island.
Hope you work out the probs.
An RF volts measurement with rf probe at the cupling point to final
grid, what about at the RCA socket on rear. that comes straight off
final grids via 10pf.
If someone could couple up to a power meter or RF probe and give you an
idea of level for comparison. I cant cause mines been modified and that
socket disconnected.
Ken.

Aubrey Mansfield wrote:

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| 134|115|2005-11-09 09:51:27|Ken Osborne|Re: 6146's as finals?|
Ill dig out the mod sheets I have but cant for at least a week as Im off
out of town for next 6 days.
Ken.

Steve wrote:

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| 135|135|2005-11-10 16:00:21|vk3bfa|Just Joined - Hi.|
Hello All,
just joined the group - I bought 3 FT200's at a hamfest, and got a
power supply via EBAY. Slowly working my way through (mainly) age
related problems of a nearly 40 year old radio!. Cobbled together one
semi-worker - receiver has come up very nicely, still much to do on
the tx. BTW - the 6JS6's run STINKING HOT even on receive - a fan mod
is definitely on the cards!

A nice old radio - much easier to work on than modern u-sized
components radios....

73 de VK3BFA Andrew.
| 136|135|2005-11-12 04:41:14|Carol|Re: Just Joined - Hi.|
Welcome aboard Andrew.
That is why we all love these old rigs, I'd hate to think of blowing
up a new rig like an FT-1000D with the slip of a screwdriver or a
scope probe! But with the old rigs, you can still have a lot of
amateur radio fun even in this the 21 Century !!!
73
Carol W4CLM

| 137|137|2005-11-13 10:24:49|Paul Gregory|who knows?|
How one would or could or even if its already bin done , and that is a
listing of serial numbers to years made and the model changes?

there appears to be four[4] models so far.

grey silver face
grey black
black black
one with different knobs , and probably more

probably a big job or the info may not even exist.

i have the time , someone point or send data and i'll try to compile
the info in a logical order?

who knows? we need this information , as we can.

paul vk4ykr
| 138|135|2005-11-13 10:25:55|Ken Osborne|Re: Just Joined - Hi.|
G'day Andrew. Welcome to the group.
Something you must do (its not a whacky initiation), Replace the
coupling cap from the 12BY7 to the final grids.
Its about 80pf and shorts out suddenly with age and puts +300 on the
grids. Instant death to the finals. Theres no warning, perhaps a crackle
then the lights dim and the powersupply groans briefly. I,ve heard it.
About 5 seconds and its all over.
The easiest way is to put a .01mfd 2Kv cap in series with it. That will
take the strain off the thing. Dont run one of these old radios up
without doing that at least.
Have fun.
Ken.
ZL3OZ

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| 139|135|2005-11-17 02:29:16|intrepid7772000|Re: Just Joined - Hi.|
--- In FT-200@yahoogroups.com, Ken Osborne
I downloaded a schematic of the Tempo One and I can see no way the
pf
12BY7 -
V6/V7),
watt
chance
shorting
Ken could you get back to me, am I missing something?

Thanks,

Steve 73





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| 140|135|2005-11-17 09:29:48|Paul Gregory|Re: Just Joined - Hi.|
dear o dear , missing something , ken might be awhile .

simply put have you any idea on what a positive voltage of +300volts
on the grid of the 2 6js6's would do for a millisecond? look up tube
theory and see why there is a negative bias voltage!.

and secondly c55 a 100pf cap , have you seen the size of the wire on
L24 L23 and that "is" wrapped around the resitors [shorting at dc]
and only if they went to "ground" but as mentioned any source
[microamps] of +300 to grids of pa to bias them to full maximum
conduction is a ded nell for the tubes "if" the fuse did not pop.

try it?.....

study study , missed something , all in good comarardery , paul

--- In FT-200@yahoogroups.com, "intrepid7772000" 82
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| 141|135|2005-11-17 11:32:51|Ken Osborne|Re: Just Joined - Hi.|
intrepid7772000 wrote:

Your right, I was typing from memory and its the FT101 which has 80pf.
C55 is 100pf in the Tempo One and is the cap I refer to. The FT101 has
the same dangerous tendency by the way and should be dealt to in similar
way.
The easy solution is a series coupling cap of any high value (say .01 to
.1) and at least 2Kv rating, before it happens. Preferably a new cap.

Sorry Steve but those chokes are wound with about 15 amp fuse wire and
its not the direct current path thats the problem. Even no neg bias on
the finals will see them draw off the scale current and burn out but 300
positive volts is way over the top. Theres +300 on one side and -30 odd
on the other.
Its an internal breakdown of C55 causing it to short and while we are at
it theres one other cap of this type which gives trouble and thats C40 a
200pf 1Kv. The symptom is even with the aerial disconnected the radio
sounds like its on 80Mtrs on a real bad night for static crashes.
Replace them both before it happens.

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| 142|135|2005-11-20 05:54:08|intrepid7772000|Re: Just Joined - Hi.|
--- In FT-200@yahoogroups.com, Ken Osborne 82
80pf.
has
similar
(say .01 to
cap.
1/2
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were to
and
bias on
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| 143|143|2005-11-20 16:23:48|Aubrey Mansfield|Tempo One Low Output|
Symptom: Low power output all bands. Extremely low at the bottom end of
each band.

Since the transceiver received with no problem and would transmit I assumed
that I had weak finals and/or driver. I replaced all three with no
improvement. Following Carol's recommendation to use the Tempo One
alignment procedure on page 1 on the Henry manual I did an alignment.

During the alignment I discovered that three of the coils could not be
adjusted. They were normal in appearance and functioned but the plastic
core had cracked due to age and could not be turned. In my case the coils
were L10, L12 & L14. Carol supplied replacements from the graveyard.
Installation is straight forward and simple.

Result: Power out is now normal - all bands, all freqs and yes, receive is
better.

Moral: Do the alignment, you'll probably find something.

73,
Aubrey
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ARRL
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| 144|143|2005-11-20 19:42:11|Carol|Re: Tempo One Low Output|
Good report Aubrey.
Did you also use the componet layout as labeled in the first couple
of pages from the ZL-newletters? I don't know who drew up that coil
layout, but it sure is handy and we owe him a thanks who ever he
was. Maybe it was the chap in ZL land that started that club.
Anyway, it's a real big help.

Glad to hear you gave the alignment a go and the rig
is back up and running.
Best 73s
Carol W4CLM




--- In FT-200@yahoogroups.com, "Aubrey Mansfield" end of
I assumed
alignment.
not be
plastic
the coils
graveyard.
receive is
| 145|143|2005-11-20 21:54:43|Aubrey Mansfield|Re: Tempo One Low Output|
Yes, I used the two layouts from the ZL Newsletters. The single page from
the Henry manual plus the two layout views made the alignment a very simple
and fast process. It took about 15 minutes total.

73,
Aubrey
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ARRL
Arlington ARC





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From: FT-200@yahoogroups.com [mailto:FT-200@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of
Carol
Sent: Sunday, November 20, 2005 12:41 PM
To: FT-200@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [FT-200] Re: Tempo One Low Output


Good report Aubrey.
Did you also use the componet layout as labeled in the first couple
of pages from the ZL-newletters? I don't know who drew up that coil
layout, but it sure is handy and we owe him a thanks who ever he
was. Maybe it was the chap in ZL land that started that club.
Anyway, it's a real big help.

Glad to hear you gave the alignment a go and the rig
is back up and running.
Best 73s
Carol W4CLM




--- In FT-200@yahoogroups.com, "Aubrey Mansfield" end of
I assumed
alignment.
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plastic
the coils
graveyard.
receive is
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| 146|146|2005-11-21 16:36:48|Dominic Rivron|FT200 crisis|
Hi

First, apologies for only seeking this group out in a crisis! However, I
would much rather get my old FT200 going than get a new rig, as I'm
quite attatched to it.

My name is Dominic, I live in the UK, in the Yorkshire Dales, and my
callsign is M0KXD.

I have an old FT200 - its the only HF rig I've ever had. I use it mainly
for RTTY and CW.

I have always been perplexed that it didn't seem to put out as much
power as I expected (max 10w on 20m, but the lower the band, the more
the power) and put this down to the PA mods somebody did in the past
(changed tubes). It's never bothered me,as I quite like working QRP
anyway.

However, recently I turned it on and found it would only put out a few
mW!

I've homebrewed quite a lot, but I haven't tackled a repair job like
this before. I've checked the output of each stage with a scope. My
skills are limited, but the PA seems to be doing a fair job of
amplifying what its given, as does the driver. It seems that everything
is just happening at a dramatically lower level than it should be. I can
get an external power meter to "peak" (on 250mW!). The meter in the
FT200 *does* register a current (about 70-80mA), but I can't get this to
increase by turning up the gain, or to dip when I tune up. I'm a total
novice at repairs, but as the situation came on suddenly I wouldn't have
thought it was an alignment problem.

I wondered if this situation was familiar to anyone, or if anyone had
any ideas as to what I could try?


Thanks and 73,
Dominic Rivron
M0KXD


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| 147|147|2005-11-22 01:57:39|intrepid7772000|D-104|
Hello,

Can someone tell me how to wire a 4 pin Astatic D104 amplified mic to
a (stereo) phono jack for use with a FT-200?

Thanks,

Steve
| 148|146|2005-11-22 14:59:47|Paul Gregory|Re: FT200 crisis|
do you use echolink? look for vk4ykr if you do.

to type what could be! would be a waste of my time , but words are
free , paul......vk4ykr
--- In FT-200@yahoogroups.com, Dominic Rivron However, I
my
mainly
more
past
few
like
everything
I can
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had
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| 149|146|2005-11-22 21:53:47|Ken Osborne|Re: FT200 crisis|
Check out Aubreys cracked slug posting and look through the archives a
bit on this site. Get a set of spare tubes and play tube jockey (one at
a time!!). Its probably a tube. Otherwise a resistor or cap gone open.
Put a diode probe on the wee RCA socket on lower back left corner and
leave the finals heater plug out while you test. There should be plenty
of RF on this socket (drive to final grids) and only do final PA tune up
when you think you have plenty of drive back again. This might save you
accidently damaging the finals.
Ken
ZL3OZ

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| 150|150|2005-11-23 17:07:58|Arthur Kuhns|D104 Wiring on phono jack|
I have my Tempo with an amplified D104.
My phone jack is wire like this,
TIP Red
Ring White
Shield Ground and Black


Art
KK6PJ
| 151|151|2005-11-24 18:05:13|Carol|THANK YOU|
On this day our day of thanksgiving here in the United States, I
would like to express my sincere thanks and gratitude to the two
additional club owners Steven Peterson KG6JEV, Tom Chapman KC9FOZ
who are sincerely kind and caring amateurs who work with me to keep
this club perking! They often give into my requests with little or
no argument and are truly watching out for your best interest.
Along with the co-owners I cannot forget how thankful I am for such
wonderful people like our club moderators who do so much and gain
little in return. Our moderators keep your forums clean and
respectable while free of SPAM:

Prasad Agrahar VU2AEA,

Peter Wells VE2FAR

Jon KD5SFA

Jim K9KXQ

Arthur Kuhns KK6PJ (FT-200 forum)

George Shaw MI3GTO (FT-767gx forum)

John Mathieson (FT-227 Forum)

I hope I didn't miss any of our moderators.



Then there are those who so unselfishly give of their time

Kevin Whitmarsh, Our club Head Librarian who maintains the server
and all club downloadable files.

Along with many others who have given their time freely with club
projects and research for parts and new projects. To name only a few:

Bill (Willie) Hooper & Gary Mulford and others for parts research.

Rick Cole VK3YM, Tony Magon VK2IC, FT-200 CD.

Karo Morison K5VFW who helped to put together our "T" shirt project.

Wim Penders and his wonderful contribution to the club surrival
guides and web page contributions!

Lastly I cannot thank all our members enough for you contribution to
the various forums, your patience with me and our some times off
topic postings. Without you the member we would amount to nothing.



Best Regards

Many thanks to our members around the globe.



73

Carol W4CLM






FT-857D Transceiver Contest. See club web site for more details
http://www.foxtango.org
or go directly to
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| 152|150|2005-11-24 18:38:30|intrepid7772000|Re: D104 Wiring on phono jack|
--- In FT-200@yahoogroups.com, "Arthur Kuhns"

Thank you Arthur.....Happy Thanksgiving
| 153|153|2005-11-24 18:39:39|intrepid7772000|Happy Thanksgiving|
Happy Thanksgiving to all and deepest thanks for all the help you have
all provided.

73

Steven Foster
| 154|154|2005-11-25 08:31:32|Carol|FT-857D Contest at Fox Tango Intl.|
Contest officially starts December 1st.
Taking early entries.

FT-857D Transceiver Contest. See club web site for more details
http://www.foxtango.org
or go directly to
http://www.foxtango.org/FT-857D/FT-857D%20Club%20Contest.htm

73s and good luck
W4CLM Carol
| 155|154|2005-11-25 09:15:50|Paul|Re: FT-857D Contest at Fox Tango Intl.|
Carol,
I read the rules etc. I have goats, is that better than chickens? We do get at least 45 bucks for the babies. :-)
Watch the mail for my entry.
73,
Paul N5XMV
| 156|123|2005-11-26 01:29:40|John Kiljan|Re: hiyasall but ooops|
Nice link, Paul. Especially the "Fresh Look" link it contains to the
article by G3LLL on the FT-200. -- John

| 157|125|2005-11-26 01:43:03|John Kiljan|Re: Low power|
--- In FT-200@yahoogroups.com, Kay Groß Look at the FT-200?" It has a couple of interesting discussions about
common AGC faults. -- John (N0BUP)
| 158|123|2005-11-26 04:48:49|Carol|Re: hiyasall but ooops|
Great posting !!! Good to see something we have not yet seen before.
I'LL write to Harry and see if he can provide us with a better scan of
these. Thanks
Carol


http://www.users.bigpond.com/saaby2/review%20page_1.htm

http://www.users.bigpond.com/saaby2/review%20page_2.htm

http://www.users.bigpond.com/saaby2/review%20page_3.htm

http://www.users.bigpond.com/saaby2/review%20page_4.htm

http://www.users.bigpond.com/saaby2/review%20page_5.htm








| 159|154|2005-11-26 04:52:21|Carol|Re: FT-857D Contest at Fox Tango Intl.|
Lets see, one baby goat will get you ... hummm
some -8- tickets....
hee hee...
Good job O.M. you're one of the few who actually read the rules!
Hee Hee.
73
Carol


| 160|123|2005-11-26 04:54:18|Carol|Re: hiyasall but ooops|
Did Paul make this page ???

http://www.users.bigpond.com/saaby2/ft-200.htm



Carol W4CLM
| 161|161|2005-11-26 05:11:22|intrepid7772000|cross-band|
Could someone explain to me the principal/procedure for using the FV-
200 for cross band operation. Thanks
| 162|162|2005-11-26 05:39:18|Carol|Friday night Fox Tango Chat room open|
Come join in....
see
http://pub16.bravenet.com/chat/show.php/1314374680

73s
Carol W4CLM




Don't forget....Fox Tango
FT-857D Transceiver Contest. See club web site for more details
http://www.foxtango.org
or go directly to http://www.foxtango.org/FT-857D/FT-857D%20Club%
20Contest.htm
| 163|123|2005-11-26 13:50:48|Paul Gregory|Re: hiyasall but ooops|
--- In FT-200@yahoogroups.com, "Carol"
i will try to be adding more stuff/ when i figure out how to get the
schematic drawings onto a sepearate file so i can adjust them [show
the adjustents] , ocr seems the go but i can not still do it?...

thank you for the mention , paul vk4ykr.......ok in QRZ......
| 164|123|2005-11-26 14:37:20|Wim Penders|Re: hiyasall but ooops|
Hi ALL,

Paul has also a very good copy of the FT-200 manual, better than the
one I found on the net. See for yourself on his page.
As a previous FT-200 user (sadly sold it, try to get another), I am
very interested in all stuff concering this nice set.

73 Wim PA0PGA

| 165|161|2005-11-26 18:22:41|William Ellis|Re: cross-band|
Steven,

It is not cross-band, it is split-frequency. Cross-band refers normally to
VHF / UHF work where a mobile radio will listen on 70cm and transmit on
2meters. Usually to add range to a handie-talkie.
Using your FT-200 and FV-200 you can operate split-frequency. In DX
situations many times in order to manage a pile-up a little better, the DX
station will transmit on one frequency and listen up 5 ... or listen up 5kc
from his transmit frequency. DX stations also do this when trying to talk
to American stations. Not all the bands in every country line up. So a
foreign station will be transmitting in his band, the American station can
listen there, but not transmit. So the American station will transmit in
his band where the foreign station can listen but not transmit.

The FV-200 must be on a frequency +/- about 20kcs from the frequency your
rig is tuned to or nothing will work right. You cannot stray too far. You
definitely not be on 10M and 20M, etc. You must be within the same band.

This is a crude explanation, but I hope it helps.

William
N5TXN

| 166|166|2005-11-27 21:53:54|Carol|OFFICIAL Contest Announcement -|
Just for clarification, we have reached our first goal covering our
assets on the FT-857D
Thus we will have the drawing on MARCH 1st 2006
I repeat MARCH 1st 2006

Our goals are NOT to get rich on OPM (Other peoples money!)
We are an Amateur Radio On Line Club and we are out to have some
FUN!!!
We are not a business.

That being the case, as a club, we are in the process of talking
about a secoond prize!
the discussion for this is taking place on the club's primary chat
forum
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/FoxTango/

AGAIN A SECOND PRIZE HAS NOT YET BEEN CONFIRMED !!
AGAIN A SECOND PRIZE HAS NOT YET BEEN CONFIRMED !!
AGAIN A SECOND PRIZE HAS NOT YET BEEN CONFIRMED !!

Should this come to pass, please continue to check back on the Fox
Tango Club Web site for more details.

FT-857D Transceiver Contest. See club web site for more details
http://www.foxtango.org
or go directly to
http://www.foxtango.org/FT-857D/FT-857D%20Club%20Contest.htm

Again Thank you
Carol Maher W4CLM
Administrator Fox Tango Intl.
| 167|167|2005-11-27 23:42:52|G4BZI@aol.com|New member and a new problem|
Hi,

I've just joined the group as a "new" FT-200 owner. I used one back in the
1970s when I was first licensed so must be regressing !!

I now have a 1972 model that was working fine yesterday apart from a problem
with the meter refusing to enter the "green" segment to measure ALC action.
Replacement of V104 with a NOS Sylvania 6BA6W cured this.

However, the rig now refuses to tune up - bias current is set to 60mA but
jumps around now and then. When switched to tune and the mike gain is advanced,
PA current jumps up and down wildly. Has anyone experienced this before and
managed to cure it ?

Look forward to hearing your expert views.

73

Roger
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| 168|168|2005-11-28 02:41:41|Dave and Merrijoy|Items For Sale|
Greetings,

I'm facing knee replacement in early January, and so I have decided to clean out a few of my radios.

One black Tempo One, no pwr supply - one silver Tempo One with matching pwr supply and pwr cable. I have absolutely no idea whether they work or not. However, neither one looks like it would take much to have them up and running. Remember, though - they are being sold as-is. I'd prefer to sell them as a complete package - $150.00 plus shipping. However, I'll sell the units separately if need be...$65.00 for each xcvr and $40.00 for the pwr supply (each unit plus shipping)

It was my intention of getting one great set out of the two of them as I really like their looks and I use a more modern Yaesu now. But as I mentioned - me and the surgeon have a date.

If anyone is interested, please contact me off-list. My email address is merrijoy@... and I will answer all queries. (Put Tempo One on your email's subject line, please) If several are interested, I'll go by date and time of email to determine who's first. I'll provide e-photos to anyone wishing for a visual.

Many thanks.
Dave w9ocm



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| 169|167|2005-11-28 18:08:09|Kuhns, Arthur G CIV NGCA|Re: New member and a new problem|
Yes I have had this problem on an occasion. Very Frustrating.

I found that when this occurs I have not switch the Norm / Rev Switch to
the proper band before tuning. I.E. for 80 meters this switch is set
to Norm and for 40 it is switched to Rev.

Try this and see if that helps.

Art



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Hi,

I've just joined the group as a "new" FT-200 owner. I used one back in
the
1970s when I was first licensed so must be regressing !!

I now have a 1972 model that was working fine yesterday apart from a
problem
with the meter refusing to enter the "green" segment to measure ALC
action.
Replacement of V104 with a NOS Sylvania 6BA6W cured this.

However, the rig now refuses to tune up - bias current is set to 60mA
but
jumps around now and then. When switched to tune and the mike gain is
advanced,
PA current jumps up and down wildly. Has anyone experienced this before
and
managed to cure it ?

Look forward to hearing your expert views.

73

Roger
G4BZI


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| 170|167|2005-11-29 20:13:31|Carol|Re: New member and a new problem, sounds like neutralization !!|
This sounds and looks like the exact same FT-101 problem (Since th PA
are the same) as seen in the FT-101 when the rig needs neutralization!
Try setting up your rig on 10m, tune for a dip if possible without the
rig going bonkers. Have the rig on it's side or where you can get at
it. Then tune the neutralization cap for maximum output with minimal
current, try not to change the plate and load controls if you don't
have to as your dong this. If for some reason you can't get it
neutralized properly a last resort would be just to turn the
neutralizaiton cap a little at a time and see if you can get the
erratic PA to settle down. Let me caution you however! When doing
this if the PA starts going wild you should should unkey, if necessary
shut down the rig. Make not of where you are and start over again.

If using US made tubes, it's recommended you install a 10pf 1kv Mica
cap in series with the neutralization cap. I have some of those if you
need one.

I hope this helps a bit.

Regards
Carol

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PA current jumps up and down wildly. Has anyone experienced this before
| 171|171|2005-11-30 04:15:10|Carol|2nd Prize is a go. Heil Pro LIne PR-40|
OK Gang thanks to all your input on this.
The owners and moderators of your club have come
to the following decision to offer a PR-40 as
second prize!

Thanks to N9WB fo rhis valuable input on this.


Have fun Gang.
Get those tickes now and push that button.
http://www.foxtango.org/FT-857D/FT-857D%20Club%20Contest.htm

73
Carol
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| 172|171|2005-11-30 04:26:45|Aubrey Mansfield|Re: 2nd Prize is a go. Heil Pro LIne PR-40|
Excellent! It'll go very nicely with my new 857D. :-)

Carol, the power supply arrived today. Looks great and you're right, the
box was made for it.

73,
Aubrey
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OK Gang thanks to all your input on this.
The owners and moderators of your club have come
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Thanks to N9WB fo rhis valuable input on this.


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Get those tickes now and push that button.
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| 175|175|2005-12-02 23:25:21|Dominic Rivron|ft200 crisis update|
Hi

I just thought I'd tell the group what seems to be the problem. (I
posted a few days ago, complaining of very low power output, and
requesting suggestions - thanks, the archives are useful).

I've traced the problem to a lack of power to TR 801, which follows the
VFO buffer and directly preceeds the bandpass filter. It seemed to be
dead and when I connect a battery supply to this transistor circuit, the
set works again.

I suspect the problem is the failure of R79, a hefty-looking resistor,
through which the power to TR801 passes.

I thought people would like to know, as it strikes me as the sort of
thing that could easily happen.

73
Dominic
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| 176|175|2005-12-03 02:43:11|John Kiljan|Re: ft200 crisis update|
Hello Dominic,

This doesn't sound right to me. If the buffer wasn't working, your
receive signal should be affected as well and you didn't mention that
before. There should be about 150 volts on one side of R79 and very
few volts on the other. I suspect that the 150 volt line (buss, rail)
feeds many other circuits as well and is switched in and out during
the transmit/receive change. If you don't have 150 volts there,
start with the power supply first (pin #11, I think).

If you do have enough voltage on that line, and the receiver isn't
goofy (check the caibrator signals), I'd look elsewhere for the fault
first. Prime suspects for a sudden fault: dirty switches and relays.

If the receiver has indeed gone bad and you still think it is R79,
you can probably just lift one end from the circuit and test it with
an ohm-meter. I'd do that anyway if it looks a little 'cooked.'

Good luck,

-- John

| 177|177|2005-12-03 04:42:21|lool5552002|Friday Night FoxTango Chat Room at 0300 UTC|
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| 178|175|2005-12-03 13:06:05|dom.rivron|Re: ft200 crisis update|
Hello John,

Thanks for this. I'll check the receiver - though I suspect it wasn't working properly. I remember thinking conditions were awful first time I spotted the fault! The background noise on receive doubled as soon as I powered up the buffer. I've got 160v one side of r79 and nothing at all where power enters the bpf board.

regards
Dominic
m0kxd
| 179|167|2005-12-03 13:53:21|G4BZI@aol.com|Re: New member and a new problem, sounds like neutralization !!|
Carol,

Remember I replaced V104 to cure the ALC metering problem ?

I put the old tube (an EF93 - equivalent to 6BA6) back and the PA problem
went away - tunes up fine !!

So the NOS 6BA6W seems to be the culprit - I'll try some more tube
substitutions and measure their characteristics - but perhaps one of the group might
know the answer ?

73

Roger
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| 180|180|2005-12-03 19:44:17|intrepid7772000|slow warm up|
Hello, I have a tempo one when I turn it on the needle pegs for about
10 seconds and then the needle drops to 60ma in about 5 sec on my FT-
200 the needle pegs and takes about 4 minutes to reach the same
resting spot. Why and which is correct?
| 181|181|2005-12-03 20:37:30|intrepid7772000|s-meter|
How do you zero the s-meter? The one on my FT-200 swings wildly.
| 182|182|2005-12-03 20:42:05|intrepid7772000|AF GAIN|
Also the af gain kob doesn't seem to do anything. On my tempo the s-
meter comes up as I turn the af gain counterclockwise and seems to
quiet tha backgorund noise. On the FT-200 it doesn't affect the needle
and the noise level seems the same.
| 183|182|2005-12-04 01:52:09|William Ellis|Re: AF GAIN|
Steven,

Your AF Gain (or volume) is also turning the RF gain control behind it. The
Volume knob might be rubbing against the RF Gain or the shaft maybe bent
causing the two controls to rotate together. Try holding the RF Gain
(little silver tab) fully CW and see if volume operates properly.

William

On the warm up issue ... my meter falls back in about 10 seconds ... 4
minutes is WAY TOO LONG.


| 184|182|2005-12-04 02:22:18|intrepid7772000|Re: AF GAIN|
--- In FT-200@yahoogroups.com, William Ellis static but the FT-200 doesn't seem do anything. The af gain works
fine. Once warmed up it puts out good power to dummy load but wonder
why it takes so long. Suspect might be the needle which seems to be
a bit out of wack as it bounces back and forth (s-meter) more than
the tempo one. I monitored both tuned to the same station. Every
time someone talks it pegs back and forth. Is there a screw
adjustment or something and how do I zero the needle?





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| 185|182|2005-12-04 04:04:32|William Ellis|Re: AF GAIN|
Steven,

The S-meter will "bounce" as a station talks, that is normal. Remember on
SSB no voice, no RF. So asthe station pauses, takes a breath, gets lound,
gets soft, the S-meter will react according. Now if it is bouncing from zero
to 3DB over 9, then you have have a problem.

With the rig off, is the meter on zero??
If I remember correctly the ZERO is in the back, left side from the front,
labeled ADJ ... But I am not in the shack, just came in and I don't have
INTERNET in the shack. Make sure before you begin twisting.


| 186|186|2005-12-06 01:30:58|dom.rivron|ft200 crisis|
Just to say I have now replaced R79 and the rig seems to be working fine again. The old resistor I removed was completely useless. It strikes me that this component (rated 3W) has a lot of work to do, so it's failure may be something to look out for when a rig looses power and rx sensitivity.

Dominic
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| 187|186|2005-12-08 00:22:53|John Kiljan|Re: ft200 crisis|
Sounds good, Dominic. Usually old high-wattage carbon resistors start
passing more and more current when they get old--i.e. the resistance
drops. Did you take an ohm-meter reading on the one you removed? Did
you notice any changes in the receiver when you did the replacement?

-- John (N0BUP)

| 188|186|2005-12-08 19:03:09|dom.rivron|Re: ft200 crisis|
I haven't noticed any change in the receiver from when the rig was working properly - a subjective improvement perhaps. I took an ohm-meter reading of the resistor, and the resistance was either a few megaohms or totally open circuit - I can't remember. It didn't look that bad - there was very slight discolouration, but not a lot.

(In summary: if the power drops to a few mW, the valves are ok, but the receiver insensitive, you might try checking the power to the bandpass filter board. If there isn't any, it might by R79!)

Dominic
m0kxd
| 189|189|2005-12-08 22:44:38|Carol|AB2NM Donal, please contact me. Thanks CLM|
Donald Please contact me off the forum
regarding your classified Ad.
Thanks
Carol W4CLM
| 190|190|2005-12-10 23:58:00|intrepid7772000|What is this?|
Hi,
What is a BM unit (PB-1650)? It looks like a circuit board inserted
into the V107 socket on my Tempo. On my FT-200 there looks to be a
tube in that socket?
| 191|190|2005-12-11 01:43:34|dom.rivron|Re: What is this?|
Probably a solid-state substitute for the obsolete(?) 7360 tube - the Balanced Modulator (BM). Funnily enough, I've been searching the net for a circuit diagram of one of these, so if anyone knows where I can find one, please let me know. I've no immediate problem - I'm just a pessimist who's thinking ahead!

Thanks
Dominic
m0kxd
| 192|190|2005-12-11 01:53:55|Ken Osborne|Re: What is this?|
A balanced Modulator. Its a mod. Those tubes are very hard to find now.
That wee board is the difference between life and death of that old radio.
Ken.

intrepid7772000 wrote:

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| 193|190|2005-12-11 02:16:20|dom.rivron|Re: What is this?|
To answer my own question, I've just found

http://www.agder.net/la8ak/b52.htm

which shows a schematic for a solid state 7360 replacement.

Dominic
m0kxd
| 194|68|2005-12-11 03:46:57|Carol|Re: One complete set of FT-200 tubes (Less Finals)|
This set of tubes is still available.
Regards
Carol W4CLm

| 195|190|2005-12-11 05:08:16|intrepid7772000|Re: What is this?|
--- In FT-200@yahoogroups.com, "dom.rivron" schematic, a physical picture, circuitboard parts layout and parts
list. If anyone needs it.

Thanks for all the reply's.





the Balanced Modulator (BM). Funnily enough, I've been searching
the net for a circuit diagram of one of these, so if anyone knows
where I can find one, please let me know. I've no immediate problem -
I'm just a pessimist who's thinking ahead!
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| 196|196|2005-12-11 05:09:46|intrepid7772000|got call sign|
I will now be KB1MXL....off to persue the general:)
| 197|196|2005-12-11 08:20:17|Carol|Re: got call sign|
QSL Great, you can get because it's really easy !
Good job
73
Carol
--- In FT-200@yahoogroups.com, "intrepid7772000"
| 198|196|2005-12-11 08:59:17|Ken Osborne|Re: got call sign|
Good one. Hope to meet on air some time, though states to lower ZL is a
bit of a mission and only the big boys do it at this end of the sun spot
cycle.
Ken.

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| 199|199|2005-12-11 19:05:57|Paul Gregory|re schematics and things|
There is a files section here in this group , as i too would not mind
looking at the yaesu transistor balanced modulator , pictures and
schematic.
Not that i need one [i have 4 7360's],it might be interesting for all
who are just interested , i hope one has a scanner ect.....Paul
| 200|63|2005-12-12 00:49:43|FT-200@yahoogroups.com|New file uploaded to FT-200 |
Hello,

This email message is a notification to let you know that
a file has been uploaded to the Files area of the FT-200
group.

File : /tempone1.jpg
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kb1mxl <intrepid7@...| 201|201|2005-12-12 00:54:42|kb1mxl|compatable amplifiers|
Wondering what would be a good easy amplifier for the FT-200. Do the
Heathkit ones install easy or other recommendations appreciated.
| 202|202|2005-12-12 00:56:11|kb1mxl|Balance Modulator Unit|
I have uploaded the photo's and parts list for this unit to
the "Files" area of the website if anyone needs them.
| 203|202|2005-12-12 01:05:54|donii@cgocable.ca|Re: Balance Modulator Unit|
kb1mxl
TNX for the file upload..it will be appreciarted
Peter VE2FAR
| 204|190|2005-12-12 06:01:05|John Kiljan|Re: What is this?|
A new-old-stock (NOS) 7360 is indeed hard to come by and the prices
are very high. A couple of years ago, I googled up replacement tubes
for the 7360 and found that number of other tubes were, supposedly,
electrical equivalents and could be substituted with only minor
modifications to the radio, since the only difference was the pin
numbers, not the electrical characteristics. It sounds like it would
be easier to do a tube substituion like that rather than to try and
etch that replacement board, put all the parts in it and then align
the beast.

The list I have is 6AR8, 6JH8 and the 6ME8, but no guarantees here. I
think there might be another one with a European-type number as well.
If I remember correctly, the first two are the most common and they
are reasonably inexpensive. I also found a story that said that some
manufacturers of radios contemporary to the FT-200 made that
substitution themselves when their own supply of 7360's ran out.
Apparently, some owners only foundd out when they pulled the tube when
checking for faults. There was probably a note in their manual that
was overlooked.

-- John (N0BUP)

| 205|202|2005-12-12 14:15:27|Paul Gregory|Re: Balance Modulator Unit|
--- In FT-200@yahoogroups.com, "kb1mxl" to.

Just another side note , i have talked to a couple of vks now who
mentioned/remember a ft200 fitted with a AM filter as well as SSB
filter! , i have never seen one or found any info as yet.
there sure are different ft200's kicking about , different grey
colours [battle ship? grey and blue grey], different knobs , and
vfo/ext/int switch and a crystals switch! .different vfo knobs and
other stuff.

any old amp will do ,free or cheep , 5 kilowatt or above :-), [i'd
like one] ,ALC working properly the main concern. thanks paul.
| 206|190|2005-12-12 14:23:15|Paul Gregory|Re: What is this?|
Out here in vk john, a 7360 is not that hard to find , ranging from
20 bills aus to 35 aus , i wont mind if one buys up the supply as i
have mine so i'm ok , those prices from tube dealers here. i sold a
spare? for 15 to a needy ham.
ok on the replacements john.

| 207|190|2005-12-13 20:07:29|G4BZI@aol.com|Re: What is this?|
I found this website that gives details of 7360 tube substitution (in Swan
transceivers):

_http://members.shaw.ca/pacifictv/cartridg.htm_
(http://members.shaw.ca/pacifictv/cartridg.htm) (http://www.members.shaw.ca/pacifictv/cartridg.htm)

There is little pin-for-pin compatibility which may be a problem with a
pc-mounted tube socket - it may be easier to fabricate a plug/socket adaptor for
those who wish to experiment ?

73

Roger
G4BZI


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| 208|208|2005-12-15 05:44:52|Aubrey Mansfield|Henry Tempo 2001|
Does anyone have any experience with or knowledge of the Henry Tempo 2001
linear?

73,
Aubrey
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| 209|209|2005-12-22 22:11:18|Ron|New Member and another New Problem|
I owned a Tempo One back in the 70's and stupidly sold it to buy an
ICOM 707. Well, fast forward and I just bought another Tempo One. Here
is my problem.
The rig receives very well and also tunes-up just fine. It's putting
out about 100W into a 50 ohm dummy load while in the TUNE mode. BUT!,
when I switch it to CW or SSB it puts out nothing...zip...zero! The
meter in the front panel shows activity when I press the CW key and
the sidetone works, but nothing hits the swr/watt meter in the antenna
line??
Anybody have any ideas? I'm hoping you call me an idiot and give me a
quick fix.
On the brightside, this baby is really keeping the shack warm and
cozy... Ron W5RCP
| 210|209|2005-12-22 22:14:33|William Ellis|Re: New Member and another New Problem|
Ron,

I know you have, but you do have the big switch on the right in OPER mode
when on SSB and CW??

William
N5TXN


| 211|209|2005-12-22 22:29:47|Ron Pearson|Re: New Member and another New Problem|
William... Good afternoon. Yes, the switch is in operate. The cw key activates the sidetone, but nothing goes out the antenna line.... Ron

William Ellis <weejr56@...
I know you have, but you do have the big switch on the right in OPER mode
when on SSB and CW??

William
N5TXN


| 212|212|2005-12-23 00:55:38|Ron|Maybe a Fix|
I think the problem is in the RL1 relay. It doesn't appear to be
working. The number from the drawing is AE3254... Does anyone know
where to buy something like this? It is DC100V and a second one is
used in the VOX. Also found the relay tube V9 is weak, but I found a
place to buy that one for under $10.... Thanks Ron
| 213|212|2005-12-23 01:42:02|Kuhns, Arthur G CIV NGCA|Re: Maybe a Fix|
Ron,
I thought you might be having relay problems with your Tempo but not having
the manual in front of me was hesitant to comment.
You may have already checked this out before coming to the conclusion that
the relay was at fault but I will mention it anyway. Did you check to make
sure the relay was faulty by checking for the voltage that drives the relay.
If it is not there then you don't have a relay problem but a voltage problem.
Art


Arthur Kuhns
Calif. Army National Guard
DPW Supply and Services
Camp Robert, CA. 93451
Comm. Ph.: 805-238-8880
DSN: 949-8880
Fax: 805-238-8137
Email: arthur.kuhns@...

-----Original Message-----
From: FT-200@yahoogroups.com [mailto:FT-200@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of Ron
Sent: Thursday, December 22, 2005 2:56 PM
To: FT-200@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [FT-200] Maybe a Fix

I think the problem is in the RL1 relay. It doesn't appear to be
working. The number from the drawing is AE3254... Does anyone know
where to buy something like this? It is DC100V and a second one is
used in the VOX. Also found the relay tube V9 is weak, but I found a
place to buy that one for under $10.... Thanks Ron






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| 214|214|2005-12-23 01:51:48|chris765988|Smoking ft200|
Hi ladies and gentlemen From a new member and owner of a ft200 with a
health problem. I want it to quit smoking.
I have just aquired a complete but sick ft200. On power up I
immediately start to get smoke from around the area of I think L14,
just to the right of tc2. Where's the best place to start? Its
difficult to check voltages so can I remove the ht from this area to
start with and if so where's the best place to do it?

Cheers

Chris
| 215|212|2005-12-23 05:08:28|Ron Pearson|Re: Maybe a Fix|
Art... I did the check and I'm only getting 14volts at thr RL1 relay. I believe it is supposed to be 100volts??? Also, the V9 relay control tube is shot. Does that tube power the RL1 relay?? Maybe that's all I need. Would be nice because I don't have a lead on a relay yet and the tubes are easy to come by... Thanks for your help... Ron

"Kuhns, Arthur G CIV NGCA" <arthur.kuhns@... I thought you might be having relay problems with your Tempo but not having
the manual in front of me was hesitant to comment.
You may have already checked this out before coming to the conclusion that
the relay was at fault but I will mention it anyway. Did you check to make
sure the relay was faulty by checking for the voltage that drives the relay.
If it is not there then you don't have a relay problem but a voltage problem.
Art


Arthur Kuhns
Calif. Army National Guard
DPW Supply and Services
Camp Robert, CA. 93451
Comm. Ph.: 805-238-8880
DSN: 949-8880
Fax: 805-238-8137
Email: arthur.kuhns@...

-----Original Message-----
From: FT-200@yahoogroups.com [mailto:FT-200@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of Ron
Sent: Thursday, December 22, 2005 2:56 PM
To: FT-200@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [FT-200] Maybe a Fix

I think the problem is in the RL1 relay. It doesn't appear to be
working. The number from the drawing is AE3254... Does anyone know
where to buy something like this? It is DC100V and a second one is
used in the VOX. Also found the relay tube V9 is weak, but I found a
place to buy that one for under $10.... Thanks Ron






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| 216|214|2005-12-23 18:00:46|Chris Reed|Smoking ft200|
Ok. Making some progress. L11 & R59 2.2k are the cooked items. No short
to ground at the grid so i guess the bi-pass caps are ok. I need to
pull the driver valve and check voltages.Is this a problem area quite
common with th FT200? or has anyone else come across this. I also
assume with the amount of current drawn the valve will be shot.The
driver valve is a sylvania but I can't see the type so assume this make
is ok?

Regards

Chris

Mery Christmas and a Happy New Year to You All.
| 217|217|2005-12-23 22:05:25|Carol|As we approach the Christmas Holiday|
As we approach the Christmas holiday and New Years.
Let me suggest to all of you that you take a break from this hobby of
ours, step away from the computer for a while and the radio put this
forum on the back burner. It will still be hear when you come back!
Spend some time with your family and loved ones.
Life is short, spend some time with your parents if you're lucky
enough to still have them or your kids for they will grow up fast.
As for the club we will still be here for a long time
to come.

Merry Christams and best of New Years wished to each
and every member of the club around the globe.

Regards
Carol Maher W4CLM
Administrator Fox Tango Intternational

Co/Owners and moderators.
| 218|218|2005-12-24 00:12:18|Ron|Tempo One is on the Air|
Well, the problem was not anywhere near where I was looking, but I
found it. The carrier adjustment was not working properly and so
nothing was getting out. After some cleaning and messing about I got
it to work and was able to contact a station in Toronto Ontario and
get a 56 signal report. I'm in Houston Texas. I was using an Astatic D-
104 mic into an inverted V. He said my signal was not the strongest,
but the audio was crisp and clear!! YEA!
So... everyone have a Merry Christmas and a "Tempo One" Year
Ron W5RCP
| 219|218|2005-12-24 01:22:55|KC9FOZ|Re: Tempo One is on the Air|
Cool deal Ron. Hey I'm up by Austin.

Tom...
KC9FOZ
Owner/Moderator
| 220|217|2005-12-24 01:54:46|Kay Groß|Re: As we approach the Christmas Holiday|
good idea I think,
so Merry Christmas to all in the group.
73 Kay DL5OAQ

www.pbase.com/dl5oaq
| 221|218|2005-12-24 11:56:24|Paul Gregory|Re: Tempo One is on the Air|
--- In FT-200@yahoogroups.com, "Ron" good stuff , i was going to post at the start , i think i'd let you
tinker untill needed , when one thinks about it [hindsight yet this
was the post] if the rig had carrier on tune the relays could not be
the problem as its working , when the tune switch is activated all
that does is unbalances [earthed grid] the 7360 and switches in a few
picofarads to the carrier osillator to bring it in the passband of the
filter so = eg: no input to 7360 or 7360 not being unbalanced tis
all . hope the ole girl is going good ron.
| 222|222|2005-12-25 03:10:22|Carol|Xmas Eve and work to be done! On the FT-102 !!|
FT-102 forum, Follow us further into the FT-102 as Malcome NC4L and
Fox Tango grow!

New FT-102 Forum
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/FT-102/

73s
Carol W4CLM
| 223|223|2005-12-27 03:05:27|Carol|We will be moving the FT-102 group combining into one group.|
Dear New (FT-102) members.
It has come to my attention that there is already another FT-102
from on Yahoo groups that I was not aware of with nearly 200
members. As it is not the intention of Fox Tango Club to divide and
conquer, it is our goal to bring individuals together with the same
interest. Had I known about this group we would not have started
the offshoot.

So here's the deal gang. All be it short lived. We have managed to
bring in nearly 40 members to this forum in short order. I'm asking
everyone on the current FT-102 forum to follow me over to Jose's
group at the following link

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/ft102/

The Group will Continue to be known as the Fox Tango International,
Yaesu FT-102 forum and will be run by the club with the help and
guidance from Jose and those members who move with me.

I will close the FT-102 forum in a few weeks as to avoid any
confusion between the two forums. And I will send invitations to all
those who have joined to make the move with us. If you have an FT-
102 we plan to make the Fox Tango Yahoo Groups forum the place to be
and a resourdce for your FT-102 questions and future needs.

Let's make the FT-102 List _THE_ Resource for all FT-102 owners :-)!

Best regards,
Fox Tango Intl.
Carol Maher W4CLM
Jose Gavila EB5AGV Spain.
| 224|224|2005-12-28 07:33:22|Carol|Do a little Frapper and put yourself on the club Mapper|
We have far more many members then I see on the club map!
If you have not alraedy done so, make your mark!
Take a moment and put yourself on the Fox Tango Frapper / Mapper !
See:
http://www.frappr.com/foxtangointernational

you can also add a picture if you wish. I hope to see
some of the overseas gang, maybe South America and Alaska
toss in their hats too!

Best Regards
Carol W4CLM
Administrator Fox Tango Intl.
73s &
Happy New Year 2006 !!
| 225|225|2005-12-28 09:33:23|Carol|Groups downtime now scheduled for Wednesday 12/28 at 9:00 pm (PST).|
Groups downtime now scheduled for Wednesday 12/28 at 9:00 pm (PST).
| 226|226|2006-01-01 02:05:05|Ron|Astatic D-104|
I've been using a friends D-104 non-powered mic on my Tempo-One with
great results...so, I bought myself one. And here lies the problem.
The one I bought is a power mic and I can figure out how to wire it
for a Tempo-One 1/4 inch stereo jack.
Can anyone help me out??
The wires are: Red, white, black and sheild....??
I "think" the stand is a T-UG9
Thanks in advance... Ron/W5RCP
| 227|227|2006-01-01 02:25:34|Ron|Forget all that....|
I found what I needed in the archives..... Thanks... Ron
| 228|22|2006-01-01 18:06:18|FT-200@yahoogroups.com|File - Digest version or NO MAIL |
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If you have problems doing this,I can set you up
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| 229|21|2006-01-01 18:06:22|FT-200@yahoogroups.com|File - Fox Tango Swap Shop |
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Just a reminder to let you know that we have an automated Swap Shop button on our Web site. If you have something to sell, or if you would like to make a listing for a wanted item. We are taking listings for all kinds of equipment which you can post on the Fox Tango Web Site. Equipment for sale and want's don't necessarily have to be Yaesu gear, but it would be nice if you had some.

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| 230|230|2006-01-03 02:49:38|Carol|Big Changes at Fox Tango for 2006|
Well Gang,
I can't tell you how happy I am with the participation we have
received from Enthusiastic Fox Tango members, Forum Owners and
Moderators as we move into this the second day of 2006!

Big Changes have been made to the Public Forum and I hope you will
consider signing in and participate on that forum as well as the
Yahoo forums. We are in dept to Adrian EA5/G0KOM for his unselfish
contribution to the club for helping set this forum up!


SEE & Sign in!
http://www.foxtango.org/phpBB2/index.php

Sign in and MOST OF ALL PARTICIPATE IN ALL THE FORUMS!



Next, Steven KG6JEV upon the advice of the membership has assembled
the Fox Tango Amplifier forum on Yahoo Groups and will be making an
announcement on this soonest.

Next Tom KC9FOZ has undertaken a large project of which we are most
in debited to him for. And that is cleaning up the web pages on the
club site to make them run more efficiently. Making Photos smaller,
condensing the size of those pix, making the pages smaller and
efficient. This is an on going project and Tom has been putting a
lot of time into this during his holiday break. We can't thank him
enough for this contribution that was sadly in need of attention. As
the end user you will eventually find that some pages have been
broken down into smaller pages with the same information as before,
but they will come up slightly different and pop up in new pages.
This is being do to aid in faster loading for our friends with
slower dial up connections.

The FT-857 Contest / Raffle is still a go and the drawing will be
March 1st, 2006 We are not getting rich on ticket sales, but we have
covered our expenses + some. So that's all we can ask.
More to follow on that later.
If you have not already taken part in this see:
http://foxtango.org/ft857d/FT-857D%20Club%20Contest.htm
Roughly 60 days left to go.


That's it for now. I hope you will continue to use the forums, use
and enjoy your club throughout the up coming year.

Best Regards to all
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Stephen Peterson KG6JEV Forum Co-Owner
Tom Chapman KC9FOZ Forum Co-Owner /FT Web master
| 231|150|2006-01-03 17:29:03|Arthur Kuhns|Re: D104 Wiring on phono jack|
Look what I found in the archive.
Ron here is the answer to your wiring question.
Art



--- In FT-200@yahoogroups.com, "Arthur Kuhns"
| 232|226|2006-01-03 17:50:20|Kuhns, Arthur G CIV NGCA|Re: Astatic D-104|
Ron have you received an answer to your mic wiring question?
I run the amplified D104 on my tempo. I am at work now and not near my shack
however I can get the wiring for you tomorrow if you still need it.
Art
KK6PJ

Arthur Kuhns
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-----Original Message-----
From: FT-200@yahoogroups.com [mailto:FT-200@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of Ron
Sent: Saturday, December 31, 2005 4:04 PM
To: FT-200@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [FT-200] Astatic D-104

I've been using a friends D-104 non-powered mic on my Tempo-One with
great results...so, I bought myself one. And here lies the problem.
The one I bought is a power mic and I can figure out how to wire it
for a Tempo-One 1/4 inch stereo jack.
Can anyone help me out??
The wires are: Red, white, black and sheild....??
I "think" the stand is a T-UG9
Thanks in advance... Ron/W5RCP







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| 233|150|2006-01-03 23:56:54|Ron Pearson|Re: D104 Wiring on phono jack|
Art... Yes, I also found that in the archive. It works great. Thanks Ron

Arthur Kuhns <arthur.kuhns@... Look what I found in the archive.
Ron here is the answer to your wiring question.
Art



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| 234|150|2006-01-04 00:04:34|Kuhns, Arthur G CIV NGCA|Re: D104 Wiring on phono jack|
After I posted that email I saw your email where you had found the archive
yourself. I felt stupid responding to something already answered. I am glad
to hear it is working.
On my D104 I just barely cracked the adj pot on the mic and used the mic gain
on the tempo. Yes that mic does work great.

Arthur Kuhns
Calif. Army National Guard
DPW Supply and Services
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Pearson
Sent: Tuesday, January 03, 2006 1:57 PM
To: FT-200@yahoogroups.com
Subject: Re: [FT-200] Re: D104 Wiring on phono jack

Art... Yes, I also found that in the archive. It works great. Thanks Ron

Arthur Kuhns <arthur.kuhns@... Look what I found in the archive.
Ron here is the answer to your wiring question.
Art



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| 235|235|2006-01-08 00:26:02|Carol|Club Membership Certificate! New !! ~ It's Cool ~|
Well gang this is really cool!!
If you would like to print your
Fox Tango Membership Certificate.
You will find a link on the home
Page http://www.foxtango.org

This was a work from a lot of
folks to get this accomplished.
Credit for getting this thing
up an running goes to
Adrian EA5/G0KOM in Spain.

Original PHP set up came
from Walter Fair, W5ALT who runs the SPAR
Forum http://www.spar-hams.org/index.php

Several other people have helped on this one
as well Herb KF4TVI of Salisbury North Carolina,
Tom KC9FOZ out in the big stte of Texas made
the original certificate and yours truly
CLM brought it all together.

My sincere thanks to these individuals for their
unselfish contribution to this small but mighty
project! Enjoy it gang.
73
Carol W4CLM
Club Administrator

**PS: We might be workin gon the links with this tomorrow, so have
no fear it will work, check back if it doesn't the first time.
| 236|236|2006-01-09 04:23:44|Carol|Packing your transceiver (Ebay) or otherwise, do it right. (Subject|
Pack the rig well. What does that mean?
Double box and use a lot of packing material.

In the case of the FT-101/FR/FL-101
I recommend you take off the little spinner on the main tuning knob
put it in a plastic bag some place safe and keep it at your place
and don't loose it. It's held on by a Phillips screw. Don't loose it.
I've had folks remove those and call me back a month later saying
they can't find it.

Next wrap the rig put in a box do a good job. 1st wrap the rig with
some kind of protective plastic or bubble wrap to prevent it from
getting scratched. Put excessive bubble wrap around the rig again,
when you think it's enough, its NOT! Pack it in your first box.

Then get a larger box put 1" inch of peanuts in the bottom of the
box, then put in your rig boxed up and make sure there is at least
1" of peanuts around the inner box. This is the only way to ship a
rig and not risk damage. And these are the requirements as specified
by United Parcel Service here in the U.S. (Brown)
What can Brown do for you is their motto!
So if you don't pack like this Brown will smash your rig!
That's what they can do for you.

In the case of the Yaesu FT-101 series, if you leave the little
spinner on the main tuning knob, and they drop the box where the
face of the rig hits the deck (Floor for you land lubbers) the
spinner can pop through the side of the box and the pressure goes
right into the VFO and mucks the VFO up. I've seen it before
a lot of times, so I speak from experience on this one.
If the rig is not double boxed and packed with excessive packing
material around the inner box they come dented up. So don't just try
to get by with a double box alone it does not good unless it has
some packing around the inner box to act as a cushion.
1" of peanuts around the inner box incase something hits the outside
box or they drop it. In the case of vintage rigs which are often
very heavy, THEY DO DROP THEM and you will find the PA cages and
areas of the chassis around the transformer get creases in the
chassis that can be very difficult if not impossible to restore to
it's original condition.

So bottom line, Do it right the first time and if you are buying
on Ebay, I recommend you copy and past this. Modify it for your
purchase to look like you wrote it and send it to your Ebay seller.

Good luck shipping
73s for now
Carol Maher W4CLM
Administrator Fox Tango International
http://www.foxtango.org
| 237|237|2006-01-21 11:58:01|Paul Gregory|BY the way|
FULL Steam Ahead.................
| 238|238|2006-01-21 12:00:54|Paul Gregory|Worth a look|
Not yaesu related dudes but it is connected to one , :-).
i am impressed so far , just put it up? or down? :-)today , took 2
hours and the reciever sounds like it has not a antenna connected
until one crosses a signal [daytime].
i think i'll be leaving this up? or down? for awhile and study some
more on the subject , a NVIS antenna , cost nuffin to make [the best] .
cheers , impressed paul.

http://www.hamuniverse.com/supernvis.html
single dipole version no balun as yet.
The trusty 200 likes it.
| 239|239|2006-01-26 15:31:57|Carol|FT-102 No Output, Check the color of the tubes!|
So a man came by the shop this morning with a problem in his FT-102.
As you know those rigs run three 6146 tubes in the final.

So I say hey Wazzz Up?
And he says Hey Wazzz up?
"I've got a color problem in my rig"
and I say
"Wazzz you mean ?"
I say back to him
"Are you crazy boy or has all that snow froze your brain?"

He responds
"Well the rig flashes color all over the walls
and it's has no power output?
Yeah my rig flashed color all over the room
when I'm on the air.
Then finally NO POWER out!
Can you fix it?

So I says to himsÂ…. "Well lets see Wazzz Wrong!"
So we proceeded to work on his rig for several more hours.

Finally after several hours we fond the real problem was in the
primary color generator in his rig! I tell him,
"You know you have to mix Red Green and Blue to get the right color."
and output. Didn't you study that when you learned about the tele
in school?

So we pulled the tubes and right away I said "Ahhh yes indeed"
"Sir I think I see what the problem is and we can fix this".
As you know when a rig is tuned up properly the tubes usually glow a
little red, so something is definitely wrong here.

Being a cold winter morning as it was today,
our hands were getting a little blue in this cold old shop.
So we turned up the heat and drank two pots of coffee
while we analyzed the problems at hand.
When we pulled the first of the tubes we saw this tube was
also cold and it was plugged into the wrong socket for proper
phasing of the color at the output generator PA stage
I know it's strange but we found this!
http://foxtango.org/6164%20file/Blue%206146.JPG
It must have been dammed cold in that shop!

So we swapped some more tubes around, tested them all and
worked on the phasing problem a little while longer.
Then... Ta Da!
We noticed we finally had a little power output where
as before there was none.
The man then becomes green with envy at my ability to fix
his rig so quickly.
http://foxtango.org/6164%20file/Green%206164.JPG
The rig feeling a sigh of relief also felt this way.

Having drank so much coffee, we both had to take a break.
In fact we had to go so bad, we hardly had time to make it to
the Out House. Like race horse we both ran out the back door
to the yard and made some yellow snow!
When we got back on the bench we found the primary
faulty tube and the real problem.
http://foxtango.org/6164%20file/Yellow%206164.JPG

Guess that rig had to go too!
So we gave it some needed relief.

So with my infinite knowledge of electronics and primary color
mixing we mixed the tubes around
a little more and replaced the bad one to get just the right amount
of output. Finally the rig is working great.
Just like I told him they usually run a little red. So to confirm
this
I pulled the tubes out again one at a time and showed him!
Yuppers they area tuned properly now!
http://foxtango.org/6164%20file/Red%206164.JPG


So he leaves and I sell the yellow tube on Ebay!

Best 73
Carol W4CLM :lol:
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| 240|239|2006-01-29 12:34:05|Paul Gregory|Re: FT-102 No Output, Check the color of the tubes!|
whilst i think i get it one should really look at how many primary
colours it takes to "make" the others , and 6146w's real tubes?
6js6c's would have made far more colours :-).........paul

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| 243|243|2006-02-03 15:05:51|Paul Gregory|Heater schematics|
Better views for the heater mod , if needed.paul

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| 244|244|2006-02-08 02:28:34|foxfirea2|Tempo one problem|
When I put my unit away last winter it was in good working order.I got
it out a few months ago and found it would not tx in Lsb on some of the
bands and would not tx Usb on other bands.The 100k osc calibrater
dosen't work either.On Rx it acts the same way as the Tx does.Am I
looking at a bad function selector switch?or should I donate it to the
graveyard? If it is the switch,would the graveyard has one? I'm willing
to buy one.The radio has on the back stamped Made in Japan 5H 254057.
The only transistors are for the 100kc osc. Thankyou Jim
| 245|244|2006-02-08 05:40:07|Derek C Brown|Re: Tempo one problem|
Check that you have the external VFO plug in the back of the rig, the internal VFO output signal is routed thru that plug and socket arrangement and you MUST have that plug inserted for it to work. If you have a manual and circuit diagram you'll see how it's connected on that, there's just a couple pins on the 7 pin tube socket that need to be shorted. That would cause the problem I'm sure, as the frequency translation process switches sidebands as you change bands (hence the normal / reverse switch) and the fact that the 100 Khz calibrator doesnt seem to work, it's got to be the VFO or a VFO selector switch / external plug problem.

Hope that's some help.

73 de G8ECI Derek.
| 246|244|2006-02-08 06:41:31|Derek C Brown|Re: Tempo one problem|
Another problem I have remembered that another group member found was the 9 VDC regulated supply to the VFO and calibrator PCB's, there's a couple of high wattage resistors that have a habit of going open circuit or extremely high resistance compared to what they should be, one is R79 which should be a 18Kiloohm 3 Watt device, you might want to check the 9 VDC connection to the VFO see what voltage you have there. And if not check back from there, by the virtue that it was working when you put it away, I would suspect a bad component or connection.

73's Derek

| 247|244|2006-02-08 13:44:29|Paul Gregory|Re: Tempo one problem|
--- In FT-200@yahoogroups.com, "foxfirea2" with carrier osc for 80/20 meters , other bands also need hetrodyne
osc's ,me tinky vfo plug or 9v dc supply too so far....paul


got
of the
the
willing
254057.
| 248|244|2006-02-09 17:07:01|jim summers|Re: Tempo one problem|
Thankyou to every one who responded to my question about my Tempo one
problem.I will check out the vfo and the voltages you guys have
sugested.I'll let you all know what I find out. Jim



From: "Derek C Brown" <g8eci@... Reply-To: FT-200@yahoogroups.com
To: <FT-200@yahoogroups.com Subject: Re: [FT-200] Tempo one problem
Date: Wed, 8 Feb 2006 06:39:57 +0300

Check that you have the external VFO plug in the back of the rig, the
internal VFO output signal is routed thru that plug and socket arrangement
and you MUST have that plug inserted for it to work. If you have a manual
and circuit diagram you'll see how it's connected on that, there's just a
couple pins on the 7 pin tube socket that need to be shorted. That would
cause the problem I'm sure, as the frequency translation process switches
sidebands as you change bands (hence the normal / reverse switch) and the
fact that the 100 Khz calibrator doesnt seem to work, it's got to be the VFO
or a VFO selector switch / external plug problem.

Hope that's some help.

73 de G8ECI Derek.
| 249|244|2006-02-12 21:01:43|Carol|Re: Tempo one problem|
I have found that the USB and LSB oscillators become very touchy on
these rigs when they have not been used in a long time, often
causing one or more bands not to operate.
Carol


| 250|250|2006-02-14 05:01:20|Carol|Ebay prices going through the roof!|
Unreal as to the prices that some of this vintage equipment is
being sold for on ebay, we all saw the FT-101F go for over $760 with
the claims by Radio Marty that it was like new and today a Tempo One
just went for $282
Item number: 5863972350

73s
Carol CLM
| 251|251|2006-02-14 23:59:30|fairmountdave|FS - 2 Tempo Ones Plus 1 PS|
Hello Everyone,

After having total knee replacemet surgry and now complications,
I've decided to unload bunches of radio stuff.

Please - only reply if you're serious. I have too many other things
on my mind of late to deal with tire kickers. (Sorry for
grouchiness)

I have 2 Tempo Ones, one silver and one black. One power supply
(gray case) plus 1 power cable, one copy of instruction manual, 1
extra dial plate and my undying gratitude if someone will buy this
stuff.

I have photos of each unit which I'll download via email for
prospective buyers.

Noticeable problems:
1) i 6js6a missing from black unit, both are in silver rig
2) Small dent on corner of black unit
3) The power supply's front feet are bent back slightly
4) Usual scratches on units of this age

My price is firm at $130.00 plus shipping and insurance. I'll wait
until the 21st and if no takers, I'll put them on eBay.

Incidentally, when I pack radios, they are always double-boxed with
protection in between boxes.

Many thanks.
Dave w9ocm
| 252|250|2006-02-16 17:02:12|Paul Gregory|Re: Ebay prices going through the roof!|
--- In FT-200@yahoogroups.com, "Carol" later have been shooting up! in prices , 6 months ago it was regular
to see a 101 for 100 to 200 , now common is 300 to 400 , and the
ironic thing is for a extra 100 one could get a all transistor all
band thing with memories ect.

i am not sure of my evaluation , but this might be a craze or trend
[as one gets older others get younger?], as to purchasing a 101 for
over 200 is questionable , [but i am a billionaire :-), but then again
people out there buy those red? cars for squillions and they still can
go only 100kph [over here].
yet the opposite with secondhand computers and cars , falling all the
time!.

cheers paul.......
| 254|251|2006-02-18 04:04:05|Dave and Merrijoy|Re: FS - 2 Tempo Ones Plus 1 PS|
Read the ad...it says "I have 2 Tempo Ones, one silver and one black. One power supply" That translates into 2 radios and one power supply. However, they're sold.

| 255|251|2006-02-20 04:28:04|Dave and Merrijoy|Re: FS - 2 Tempo Ones Plus 1 PS|
Too bad there are people like this Elmer on the FT200 group.

| 256|251|2006-02-21 21:38:05|Carol|Re: FS - 2 Tempo Ones Plus 1 PS // Topic Closed ///|
Gentlemen, Please. Lets not have this on the forum.
We are all on here to share infourmation about the transcevier,
share our knowledge and skills.
I will remove anyone who continues to post on this thread.
Carol Maher



--- In FT-200@yahoogroups.com, "Dave and Merrijoy"
| 257|257|2006-02-22 01:11:53|Dave And Merrijoy|In response|
Carol,
Please reply to me off-list.
Many thanks.
Dave w9ocm
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| 258|257|2006-02-22 15:14:56|jjoiyd@juno.com|Re: In response|
hello Carol,
I like the group and look forward to all that goes on here - I have no problems with the group - But I suggest that if people want to complain - first learn how to read the whole message and then complain to the YL only - Ha Ha


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| 259|259|2006-02-24 03:27:27|Carol|Club Raffel Tickets Last week! Drawing March 1st 2006|
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| 260|259|2006-02-24 14:40:21|Elmer|Re: Club Raffel Tickets Last week! Drawing March 1st 2006|
We use a HEIL MIC on our TEMPO ONE. Works Great!!





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| 261|261|2006-02-27 13:57:21|elmerjens76|EBAY TEMPO ONE|
Anyone ever bought a TEMPO-ONE off Ebay?

I'm just wondering what shape those radios are in, I see one on EBay
now with a Turner Power mic. Really looks clean, nice description also.

Elmer
| 262|261|2006-02-27 17:12:10|Ron Pearson|Re: EBAY TEMPO ONE|
I bought one last month for $100 and it is in fine shape (for an old radio)

elmerjens76 <elmerjens76@...
I'm just wondering what shape those radios are in, I see one on EBay
now with a Turner Power mic. Really looks clean, nice description also.

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| 263|261|2006-02-27 17:28:30|William Ellis|Re: EBAY TEMPO ONE|
I bought several months ago with a D-104 and power supply / speaker. Worked
great look very good.

William
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| 264|264|2006-02-28 02:56:30|dmmk42|Digital Modes with Tempo One?|
Has anyone with experience used digital modes with the Tempo One?
Looking for something simply.

Thanks
Dave,
WB9YWE
| 265|264|2006-02-28 17:33:50|Kuhns, Arthur G CIV NGCA|Re: Digital Modes with Tempo One?|
What type of digital were you considering?


Arthur Kuhns
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dmmk42
Sent: Monday, February 27, 2006 4:48 PM
To: FT-200@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [FT-200] Digital Modes with Tempo One?

Has anyone with experience used digital modes with the Tempo One?
Looking for something simply.

Thanks
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| 266|261|2006-02-28 23:22:41|Dave And Merrijoy|Re: EBAY TEMPO ONE|
One word of caution to those of you who might be tempted to have dealings with "elmerjens76"...DON'T!!

I tried to put a word of caution out before but Carol vetoed it. I even tried to make contact with Carol following that but evidently she disregarded my request.
Adios all...I'm heading back to the GB.
Many thanks to Gordon who bought the Tempo One equipment I had for sale. Good luck.
Dave w9ocm


| 267|264|2006-03-01 02:54:45|dmmk42|Re: Digital Modes with Tempo One?|
Looking to work RTTY and PSK31.
Thanks
Dave-WB9YWE

--- In FT-200@yahoogroups.com, "Kuhns, Arthur G CIV NGCA"
| 268|264|2006-03-01 18:02:14|Kuhns, Arthur G CIV NGCA|Re: Digital Modes with Tempo One?|
I was told once by a tube radio knowledgeable person that the Tempo One would
do PSK31. Having now studied a little bit more about the digital modes I
would be cautious not to over drive the radio. I know some digital modes
have a 100% duty cycle which is taxing on the finals if the radio is not
designed for it. If it is too taxing reducing the power would take care of
that problem. I cannot remember what the duty cycle is for psk 31 or what the
duty cycle rating of the Tempo one. Not much help but the resources for
researching both are available.
I do know that both sound cards modes can be easily accomplished with a
simple interface thru the mic plug and headphone jack.


Arthur Kuhns
Calif. Army National Guard
DPW Supply and Services
Camp Robert, CA. 93451
Comm. Ph.: 805-238-8880
DSN: 949-8880
Fax: 805-238-8137
Email: arthur.kuhns@...

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dmmk42
Sent: Tuesday, February 28, 2006 4:38 PM
To: FT-200@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [FT-200] Re: Digital Modes with Tempo One?

Looking to work RTTY and PSK31.
Thanks
Dave-WB9YWE

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| 269|21|2006-03-01 18:59:55|FT-200@yahoogroups.com|File - Fox Tango Swap Shop |
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| 270|22|2006-03-01 18:59:55|FT-200@yahoogroups.com|File - Digest version or NO MAIL |
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| 271|264|2006-03-01 19:49:30|dom.rivron|Re: Digital Modes with Tempo One?|
PSK31 and RTTY are what I do 90% of the time. I've never had a problem. I adjust the level to put out 10-15 watts on 40m and 20m. It is important for the sake of the computer to use an appropriate interface which can be quite simply homebrewed. Great fun.

regards
Dominic
M0KXD
| 272|264|2006-03-01 20:23:32|Kuhns, Arthur G CIV NGCA|Re: Digital Modes with Tempo One?|
Dominic Do you reduce the wattage because of duty cycle concerns on the
finals or just because you like Qrp?
Art

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-----Original Message-----
From: FT-200@yahoogroups.com [mailto:FT-200@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of
dom.rivron
Sent: Wednesday, March 01, 2006 9:51 AM
To: FT-200@yahoogroups.com
Subject: Re: [FT-200] Digital Modes with Tempo One?

PSK31 and RTTY are what I do 90% of the time. I've never had a problem. I
adjust the level to put out 10-15 watts on 40m and 20m. It is important for
the sake of the computer to use an appropriate interface which can be quite
simply homebrewed. Great fun.


regards
Dominic
M0KXD
| 273|264|2006-03-01 22:43:52|dom.rivron|Re: Digital Modes with Tempo One?|
Funny you should ask. Both. It may be possible to use higher powers for psk31, but my ft200 has been modified some time in the past to use different PA tubes (I can't remember what they are - I'd have to dismantle the thing to check!), and I've never been able to get full power out of the rig. I remember reading how some tube mods had this effect. Anyway, since I do like QRP - I sometimes drop down to 5 watts or less- it has never been a problem.

Also, in my contacts with European stations using psk31 it has been unusual to come across stations using more than 30 - 50 watts, often less.

73
Dominic
m0kxd
| 274|274|2006-03-01 23:43:38|Carol|Thank you From Fox Tango Gang - Club Contest / Raffle Final|
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is 904337 John has won himself a bran-new in the box Heil PR-40

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I wish I felt a little better today, I'd say something a little more
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If everyone would please refrain from writing to me today, I'LL try
to get back on line tomorrow.
I think I'm suffering from a bout of food poisoning and it's got me
really down and out today!
Best 73
Carol W4CLM
| 275|264|2006-03-02 00:23:19|Kuhns, Arthur G CIV NGCA|Re: Digital Modes with Tempo One?|
And one other question, Dominic, regarding psk31 and your tempo, is the
signal that is produced clean with out distortion?

Arthur Kuhns
Calif. Army National Guard
DPW Supply and Services
Camp Robert, CA. 93451
Comm. Ph.: 805-238-8880
DSN: 949-8880
Fax: 805-238-8137
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-----Original Message-----
From: FT-200@yahoogroups.com [mailto:FT-200@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of
dom.rivron
Sent: Wednesday, March 01, 2006 12:46 PM
To: FT-200@yahoogroups.com
Subject: Re: [FT-200] Digital Modes with Tempo One?

Funny you should ask. Both. It may be possible to use higher powers for
psk31, but my ft200 has been modified some time in the past to use different
PA tubes (I can't remember what they are - I'd have to dismantle the thing to
check!), and I've never been able to get full power out of the rig. I
remember reading how some tube mods had this effect. Anyway, since I do like
QRP - I sometimes drop down to 5 watts or less- it has never been a problem.

Also, in my contacts with European stations using psk31 it has been unusual
to come across stations using more than 30 - 50 watts, often less.

73
Dominic
m0kxd
| 276|276|2006-03-02 15:54:24|dmmk42|Digital Modes with Tempo One|
Thanks for the comments on using the Tempo One on digital modes. I am
going to put together sometime for the unit and try PSK31 with it.
Again thanks for the information everyone.

73,
Dave-WB9YWE
| 277|277|2006-03-02 23:38:38|foxfirea2|Tempo one Vco problem|
Now that I've had some time off of at work,I was able to follow the
ideas some of you members have given me(thankyou very much).Here is
what I found(all voltage measurements made at chassie ground)at the
top of R79 17.9-18.3 Vdc,on the voltage reg board, middle leg of
Vr501 6.8 Vdc,next to that,test point 9v=8.9Vdc,next to that, out
test point 0.00 Vdc,next to that,9v in .1 Vdc,next to that,Tone 9v in
(R514)0.00,next to that,Tone out 0.00 Vdc,next to that,Base(Vr504)0.00
Vdc.Then on the side of the board by the Pc mounting screw there is
two bias test points,the one test point by the mounting screw
14.9Vdc,the other is by D501(1S336) 0.00Vdc.What do you think? I'm I
looking at a bad reg board? Let me know ,I've got to go back to work
in a few days so I'll have some time to check out some more ideas you
all have.Thankyou Jim
| 278|264|2006-03-03 01:09:40|dom.rivron|Re: Digital Modes with Tempo One?|
Yes. :)

Dominic
| 279|264|2006-03-03 01:11:05|Kuhns, Arthur G CIV NGCA|Re: Digital Modes with Tempo One?|
Sounds like a great rig for digital modes will have to try it.

Arthur Kuhns
Calif. Army National Guard
DPW Supply and Services
Camp Robert, CA. 93451
Comm. Ph.: 805-238-8880
DSN: 949-8880
Fax: 805-238-8137
Email: arthur.kuhns@...

-----Original Message-----
From: FT-200@yahoogroups.com [mailto:FT-200@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of
dom.rivron
Sent: Thursday, March 02, 2006 3:12 PM
To: FT-200@yahoogroups.com
Subject: Re: [FT-200] Digital Modes with Tempo One?

Yes. :)

Dominic
| 281|281|2006-03-04 10:17:37|dom.rivron|Re: Tempo Drifts - Whats Happening??|
I'm no expert, but how long has it been switched on? Is it drifting on receive? Mine takes a good hour to warm up to good stability, especially since I moved it into this shed. I'm typing in my coat and my fingers are cold.... I should have mentioned this in the last thread about PSK31 and RTTY - I found that tuning into the psk31 part of a band and monitoring the waterfall display on the PC was a good way to check if the rig was "warmed up" - along with the shed:)

Dominic

| 283|281|2006-03-04 15:59:09|Paul Gregory|Re: Tempo Drifts - Whats Happening??|
First i'll add this comment as there is a cupla posts from others
that need a rebuke too :-) , DOES IT DO IT ON OTHER BANDS , you do
not mention that OR what band you drift on.

As its frequency related , the vfo OR the carrier oscillator OR the
hetrodyne oscillator could be the culprit "DEPENDING" on what bands
you use as the het osc only works with 40/15/10m bands , 80/20m has
only the vfo and carrier osc.

so depending on what band is a real issue if one is reading this
stuff dudes..... paul


| 286|281|2006-03-05 08:35:14|Paul Gregory|Re: Tempo Drifts - Whats Happening??|
ok funny jerry , had me cracking up , well first did you chesk with
opposite sideband as that will let you know something [either not
the carr osc or just the one used] , it also could be the bandchange
switch that switches the vfo [dirty contacts] , first though check
opposite sideband and the 9v AT the vfo [on the side of box].....
and by the way there is only gremlins? paul

| 288|281|2006-03-05 14:51:19|Paul Gregory|Re: Tempo Drifts - Whats Happening??|
jerry i was in a bit of a rush the last post , so unless murphys law
the drama should not be the carr osc [do you have a freq counter?] ,
i also forgot to mention beside the vfo 9v is the clarifyer
voltage , so check thats stable too in the off postion, a freq
counter would be much easier to trouble shoot these dramas a one can
directly check [i dont have one], so if all looks good it sorta
points to the vfo some how [if no counter] or switching , with the
cover off you tried jiggling the vfo housing? or flicking the
cyrstals [real tech stuff:-)] to see wat happens , hope you find
it , patience , block by block diagnosis up the chain .... paul

| 290|281|2006-03-06 07:36:01|Paul Gregory|Re: Tempo Drifts - Whats Happening??|
Could be but the drift should be linear in a fashion , not a jump
here or there , another thought , if your receiver is a flash
digital read out one you could use that [put a lead in rx socket and
rx the vfo freq 5mhz or the carr osc freq 9mhz]directly , am first
to find it then ssb for accuracy on rx'er, a small pickup loop on
the end of the lead ,look up in manual for the exact freq's .

paul......
| 292|281|2006-03-06 19:48:05|Kuhns, Arthur G CIV NGCA|Re: Tempo Drifts - Whats Happening??|
Jerry, If I understand the your post correctly it the freq drifts worse in
TX mode. I am wondering if Stray RF could be causing the erratic freq climb.
Perhaps a bad capacitor to ground? Or no ground?
Just thinking out loud.
Art


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Subject: [FT-200] Re: Tempo Drifts - Whats Happening??

jerry i was in a bit of a rush the last post , so unless murphys law
the drama should not be the carr osc [do you have a freq counter?] ,
i also forgot to mention beside the vfo 9v is the clarifyer
voltage , so check thats stable too in the off postion, a freq
counter would be much easier to trouble shoot these dramas a one can
directly check [i dont have one], so if all looks good it sorta
points to the vfo some how [if no counter] or switching , with the
cover off you tried jiggling the vfo housing? or flicking the
cyrstals [real tech stuff:-)] to see wat happens , hope you find
it , patience , block by block diagnosis up the chain .... paul

| 294|281|2006-03-07 12:02:42|Paul Gregory|Re: Tempo Drifts - Whats Happening??|
Talk about crack me up jerry , me a ex mechanic and i'll imagine a
customer coming into the shop and telling me a story of the vehikle
motor is not running right , so customer tells me the diff is going
to be pulled out to see what the problem is....

SOOOOO ,i suggest find out what/which! the problem is , as i seem to
have missed your drama only happens with tx , temp drift will happen
all the time! , so something is still happening one way , not the
other , so a change in a voltage sounds good to me , next , a
switched earth , like i mentioned check the clarifyer voltage and
try to hear which oscillator is shifting on your receiver , this
will be my last post on this issue as there should be plenty of info
by now , hope you sort it out , paul

| 297|281|2006-03-08 06:38:38|Ken Osborne|Re: Tempo Drifts - Whats Happening??|
Dont go wreck the VFO. It would be drifting on receive (RX ) as well.
Relay RL1 has a set of contacts that switch the VFO varicap diode to
either the clarifier on RX or a pair of resistors giving a half rail
voltage on TX (and on RX if the clar is off). R39 and R40.
I would suspect the contacts in the relay are tarnished and therefore
giving an unstable voltage to the VFO only on TX.
Either replace or clean (carefully) or leave it alone and give the old
lady some exercise and it will probably come right.
Ken.
ZL3OZ

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| 298|281|2006-03-08 07:17:13|Ken Osborne|Re: Tempo Drifts - Whats Happening??|
After reading your reply to Paul I would say you need a bite or two of
humble pie.
If you are going to call for help for faults you cant fix yourself then
at least listen politely and cut the smart stuff. He posted first on the
possibility on the clarifier circuit being at fault and I bet thats what
it is.
Ken.

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| 303|281|2006-03-10 01:32:13|ab2nm|Tempo Drifts - Whats Happening??|
Jerry:

Sounds to me like a poor solder joint or cracked
trace. Interesting that you mentioned during a QSO
the drift stopped. That makes it sound like an
'intermittent'.

Ideas:
1) You say that it is not temperature dependent. It
drifts when cold, and drifts when warmed up. I'll
assume that it always drifts at the same rate and
direction (both hot and cold). Poor contacts or
marginal electrical components will shift when cooled
suddenly. Try opening up the rig and re-creating the
problem. Take a can of Freeze-It spray and spray a
few carefully selected circuits. Don't use too much.
Listen for a change: does it drift more? Different
direction? Stop drifting? Faster or slower?
{NOTE - be very careful when poking around inside an
energized rig. These voltages and currents can kill
you.)

2) Try a 'mechanical agitation' test. Sometimes the
symptoms associated with an intermittent problem will
change when the electronics are 'bumped'. When the
rig is drifting, if you lift the front edge of the rig
up 1/2 inch and drop it, does the drift rate/direction
change? Again, if you open up the rig and poke around
with a 1/4 inch wooden dowel (6 or 7 inches long) what
happens if you tap around various circuits or tube
sockets? Look for *the change*, then fire up the
soldering iron and carefully dress any/all joints in
the immediate area.

Hope this helps.

Best o' luck and 73,

Don
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| 305|281|2006-03-11 04:47:04|pmunsel|Re: Tempo Drifts - Whats Happening??|
| 307|307|2006-03-11 23:45:17|ab2nm|Re: Digest Number 111|
Good news! You're almost there! Don't give up. Put
on your Sherlock Holmes hat and dig in. Grab the ol'
soldering iron (the cold end) and solder/reheat all
joints and traces in the area. Look especially for
marginal spots around the socket(s). I understand
that these boards can weaken over time and the joints
can go bad there. While you're under the hood -
tighten any electrical connections made with a screw
or nut and bolt. Better yet - loosen first, then
re-tighten to cut through the oxides.

You can do this Jerry!

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| 309|307|2006-03-13 11:15:00|Ken Osborne|Re: Digest Number 111|
If its the ZL newsletters CD you refer to then no these two faults you
have arn't there as I recall.
Check some mouse hasn't peed in it. You say....
"If you pull the 12AX7, the noise dies! So it's gotta be in that circuit".
No it don't gotta. If you pull the product detector out you wont here
anything from any stage before it.
Now I can't remember if the RF gain affected it or not but I had one
sounded like 75mtrs on a bad night even with no aerial on. It was
capacitorC40. Which incidently is the same type as the infamous coupling
cap to the finals and they break down and cook your finals.
As for the other.
Remember what I said about the VFO varicap bias volts on TX?
Well the ground connection for that is a tag strip screwed to chassis in
behind the clarifier. As AB2NM says, tighten them all up. Mice love
peeing in old valve radios, specially round earth screws and valve bases.
Year I know you measured the volts but how accuratly. Just a few uV of
differance will give the drift/shift you have.
Come on man you almost have two good rigs there.
Do comparisons between them.
Use a few scraps of coax and run the VFO of one into the other and vise
versa. Take the IF sig of one and feed into the suspect noisy detector.
Its all a matter of elimination.
Ken.
ZL3OZ

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| 311|311|2006-03-14 07:52:11|Carol|FT Suggested Links updated.|
Fox Tango Links from club main web page have been updated
http://foxtango.org/misc/links.htm

Also note all club Yahoo Groups Forums are also listed
here for your convenience.

Best 73
Club Administrator
Carol W4CLM
| 312|312|2006-03-14 07:53:53|Carol|Tempo One / FT-200 / FT-250 Web Club Web page|
Made some minor updates to the club FT-200/250 web page.
Not a whole lot new, but have a few new pictures on the site
you may not have seen before

http://foxtango.org/ft250/foxtango%20FT200%20Information%20Page.html


73
Carol W4CLM
| 314|314|2006-03-14 17:37:50|harley5477@aol.com|Re: SILVER vs BLACK TEMPO|
Hey Jerry,
if I remember right I think the silver one is the older one. I have have a
black face Henry Tempo one, and I think I remember someone saying that is the
better of the 2 but on the other hand I've never even seen the silver one in
person
Jack
N9EX


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| 315|314|2006-03-15 01:19:14|Carol|Re: SILVER vs BLACK TEMPO|
I belive you are right non this Jack as far as the Tempo One models
go. All the silver units I've seen have the Modulator tube
installed and some of the black units have had the solid state
modulator board installled, a dead giveaway that it was the later
unit.
Carol W4CLM


| 318|318|2006-03-15 21:54:43|Carol|Re: A TEMPO ONE costs how much?|
I don't care if the dammed thing was built by Jesus himself and gold
plated, it's not worth that kind of money!
It won't sell.


Tempo One on Ebay.
Seller is proud of this one
Item number: 5880923898


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| 319|318|2006-03-15 23:25:20|harley5477@aol.com|Re: A TEMPO ONE costs how much?|
well Carol, Tell ya what if it sells for 500 mine is for sale the next day...
Jack
N9EX


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| 320|318|2006-03-16 01:37:56|KC9FOZ|Re: A TEMPO ONE costs how much?|
The same guy has another Tempo one on there for $250. I can't believe someone is stupid enough to pay that much for a $100 radio. Heck I should put my 101's up there for $1000 each.

Tom...
KC9FOZ
| 322|318|2006-03-16 02:28:40|Aubrey Mansfield|Re: A TEMPO ONE costs how much?|
Not necessarily all Tempo One's are "$100 radios". I bought one from Carol
for $200 and it's worth every penny - mainly because the "went threw it" and
it's cherry.

Remember what Forest said.

73,
Aubrey
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The same guy has another Tempo one on there for $250. I can't believe
someone is stupid enough to pay that much for a $100 radio. Heck I should
put my 101's up there for $1000 each.

Tom...
KC9FOZ
| 324|318|2006-03-16 22:16:41|Ron Pearson|Re: A TEMPO ONE costs how much?|
Jerry... P.T. Barnum had saying about suckers! That
guy on Ebay found his. A man who lives not far from me
sold his Elecraft K-1 on Ebay for $620.00 I saw a
Heathkit HW-8 go for over $300.00 At those prices
everything in my shack is for sale...:) Ron

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| 326|318|2006-03-18 01:29:51|Carol|Re: A TEMPO ONE costs how much?|
Thanks for that Aubrey!
I have another one alomost identical to the one you have Aubrey.
I'd still say the top dollar on that is not over $300 and even that
is kind of high. My Tempo One has the original boxes and the
external VFO, looks like it just came out of the factory. Maybe I
should start selling off some of this old stuff and plan on ordering
my FTdx-9000

Carol
CLM


| 327|327|2006-03-31 04:10:01|Ron|50 ohm dummy load question|
I want to build a 50 ohm dummy load to handle at least 100W. I found a
185W 50 ohm ceramic coated resistor at a local electronics parts
outlet. Would this work submerged in tranformer oil like the old
heathkit dummy loads. Being a solid state guy I don't have a lot of
experience with dummy loads, but now that I'm re-building a tempo One
I sure need one... Thanks Ron
| 328|327|2006-03-31 06:05:22|Derek Brown|Re: 50 ohm dummy load question|
Ron,

I would think the ceramic coated device is a wire wound resistor, entirely unsuitable for use as a dummy load..you need a, non reactive carbon device or many larger value carbon (solid, hard to find nowadays) or film resistors in parallel, i.e. 20 x 1000 Ohm (5 Watts) = 50 Ohms at 100 Watts, arranged around a couple of 16 Gauge copper rings will do the business ok to a 10 metres, (not very good at VHF). Or something like that, if you immersed it in oil the power rating should increase.....The ARRL and RSGB manuals have all sorts of info on dummy loads.

Hope that helps

Derek G8ECI

Ron <iamw5rcp@... I want to build a 50 ohm dummy load to handle at least 100W. I found a
185W 50 ohm ceramic coated resistor at a local electronics parts
outlet. Would this work submerged in tranformer oil like the old
heathkit dummy loads. Being a solid state guy I don't have a lot of
experience with dummy loads, but now that I'm re-building a tempo One
I sure need one... Thanks Ron





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| 329|21|2006-04-01 21:38:57|FT-200@yahoogroups.com|File - Fox Tango Swap Shop |
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| 331|331|2006-04-02 06:39:10|foxfirea2|Grave Yard|
Carol, Thankyou for the time you have spent, sending me the parts I
needed for my Tempo One.Tnks to you and the group, my restoration
prodject is going quit well.I'm sorry to see that other's take
advantage of the group.I guess I'll have to find a other place to get
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| 334|334|2006-05-04 22:09:15|Carol|Most offten needed replacement caps. Mica Kap-Kits|
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| 335|335|2006-05-05 12:39:46|Ken Osborne|Is there any body out there|
Wondering if perhaps all those old ft200s are going sweetly. Nobody
posted lately?
I've been playing with a Kenwood and I'm sure my old lady is getting
jealous. She'll probably let me know when I turn her on next.
Ken.
| 336|335|2006-05-06 10:59:58|Paul Gregory|Re: Is there any body out there|
| 337|335|2006-05-10 09:54:45|Ken Osborne|Re: Is there any body out there|
Paul I would be delighted to. What is your callsign as it doesn't appear
in your email address.
What times are you likely to be on 40. My 80 aerial is not much more
than a cloud warmer so don't expext too much . I'm usually around 7.0975
with zl2jr and a few europeans around 0515Z these days, most week days
Ken.ZL3OZ

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| 338|338|2006-05-10 10:12:35|Ken Osborne|Onother one|
Just completed a 6146B mod to FT200. Works like a charm. On tune up
about 100W on all bands.
The only real change from original is a 100V 5W zener in the screens of
them from the 350V line at the feed to the driver.
Ken.
ZL3OZ
| 339|335|2006-05-10 12:02:46|Paul Gregory|Re: Is there any body out there|
| 340|335|2006-05-13 23:26:27|Carol|Re: Is there any body out there|
Ken, we're all still here!!
Just busy!
Carol W4CLM

| 341|335|2006-05-14 04:48:18|Pierre Wells|Re: Is there any body out there|
Ken
I've just finished cleaning up my fleamarket $30 special Tempo One that I picked up last year. The seller didn't know whether it worked or not. Was really dirty with rusted outer cabinet but when I opened it up surprise! It was new. I From the look of the PA cage it never or hardly ever transmitted!! Was I surprised and eladed!! It's a end of production model because it has the small pc board plug in substitute that replaced one the tubes.
It receives fine but I haven't transmitted yet as I'm waiting for a new driver coupling cap as I don't want to risk blowing those brand new finals.
Peter VE2FAR

Carol <w4clm@... Just busy!
Carol W4CLM

| 342|335|2006-05-15 09:15:02|Ken Osborne|Re: Is there any body out there|
Hi Pierre. You could also consider the 200pf cap on the cold end of the
driver tank coils array. It looks just like that infamous coupling
capacitor (in fact its another one of the same, in my rig anyway) It
wont do any serious damage other than short the 350V line but it becomes
terrible noisey as it starts breaking down, Sounds like a real bad night
on 75mtrs.
Caught up with Paul on air and had a 200 to 200 chat across the Tasman sea.
Ken. ZL3OZ

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| 343|335|2006-05-15 09:28:03|Ken Osborne|Re: Is there any body out there|
Pierre Wells wrote:
I'm posting again as while I was walking away from the computer Pierre,
it occured to me that its not while you are transmitting that the big
bang occures, its usually on receive as the final grid bias is higher
(more negative) and the +350V is there all the time. Better leave it off
till the cap jobs done.
Ken.

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| 344|344|2006-05-15 11:17:21|Paul Gregory|service manual|
Hi yas , i have been poking around on the computer and found a pdf
service manual for the tempo one by henry radio co , its probably been
there for ages , i think but not sure that i received this via a email
when i purchased a wreck ft200 , but i really do not know where it
came from , but the dilema is i have tried 4 times to upload it [75%]
and it fails i think being due to using a dialup connection , i have
no room on my "other" pages.

It is 4.4mb pdf , so is there anyone out there that would receive it
via a email attachment and then whoever can upload it to the files
section?.

It is interesting.

cheers paul vk4ykr
| 345|344|2006-05-15 14:22:25|JMBlanco|Re: service manual|
Hi Paul
I would like this manual.
Hope my isp gives "ok" to your mail.Here have dsl.
73
Jose
EA7YK

| 346|335|2006-05-16 01:21:53|Pierre Wells|Re: Is there any body out there|
Ken

Gee, you are correct. I had never thought of that but I kept the filaments on my finals 'off'. So I gather that I was running no risk.

Ken Osborne <ksjjrl@...
Pierre Wells wrote:
I'm posting again as while I was walking away from the computer Pierre,
it occured to me that its not while you are transmitting that the big
bang occures, its usually on receive as the final grid bias is higher
(more negative) and the +350V is there all the time. Better leave it off
till the cap jobs done.
Ken.

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| 347|344|2006-05-16 11:28:41|Ken Osborne|Re: service manual|
If you are stuck Ill run off some photo copies and post them over.
Let me know in a few days.
Ken.
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| 348|344|2006-05-16 12:06:36|Paul Gregory|Re: service manual|
| 349|344|2006-05-16 12:11:44|Paul Gregory|Re: service manual|
section soon via a earlier post from Jose , Ta fer the offer and i
hope the service manual pdf is entertaining , you sounded good the
other day on 40m or should i say the ft200 did at least :-) , cheers
paul vk4ykr


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| 350|344|2006-05-16 16:21:15|Kuhns, Arthur G SSG NGCA|Re: service manual|
Paul, How many pages is the service manual you have.
I have a service manual for the tempo but the one I have doesn't have that
many pages.
So I am wondering if yours is more complete.
Art
KK6PJ

Arthur Kuhns
Calif. Army National Guard
DPW Supply and Services
Camp Robert, CA. 93451
Comm. Ph.: 805-238-8880
DSN: 949-8880
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Subject: [FT-200] Re: service manual

| 351|351|2006-05-16 19:47:45|Carol|FT will be at Dayton this year|
(Yes I'm also planning on bringing an FT-200 / Restored Tempo One)
Space to put it all is the problem!


Well Gang,
I really did not plan on making this trip to Dayton this year, but I
could not resist a chance to set up a vintage Yaesu display when
asked by Chip Margeli if I could pull this off. Not knowing anyone
in the Dayton area who had a line up of significant size I was asked
if I would do it. Here is the line up of gear that will be on
display at Dayton. Also on display will be a tall Blond Amazon
Woman if you're looking for me! Hi Hi
(I may have enven left something off the list)
Hope to see you there at the Yaesu booth!
73
Carol


HF Corner
FR-100 / FL-100 / FL-1000 amp (Circ 1965)
http://foxtango.org/FLine.jpg

FRdx-400 & Speaker (Circ 1967)
http://www.rigpix.com/yaesu/frdx400.htm

FLdx-400 (Circ 1967)
http://www.rigpix.com/yaesu/fldx400.htm

FR-101D
http://www.rigpix.com/yaesu/fr101d.htm
FL-101
http://www.rigpix.com/yaesu/fl101.htm

FTdx-100 (Circ 1967)
http://www.rigpix.com/yaesu/ftdx100.htm

FT-101E
http://www.rigpix.com/yaesu/ft101e.htm
(We have every accesory but no place to display it all)

FT-201
http://www.rigpix.com/yaesu/ft201.htm

FT-902DM (Mint)
http://www.rigpix.com/yaesu/ft902dm.htm



VHF Corner

FT-207R
http://www.rigpix.com/yaesu/ft207r.htm (I'LL be using it)

FT-2FB Xtal Mobile
http://www.dental.gr.jp/web/jh3kcw/rig/y/ft2fb.htm

FT-223 Xtal Mobile
http://www.dental.gr.jp/web/jh3kcw/rig/y/ft223.htm (Sears Mobile)

CPU-2500R
http://www.rigpix.com/yaesu/cpu2500r.htm

FT-227RA
http://www.rigpix.com/yaesu/ft227r.htm

FT-220
http://www.dental.gr.jp/web/jh3kcw/rig/y/ft220.htm

FT-620B
http://www.dental.gr.jp/web/jh3kcw/rig/y/ft620b.htm

YC-355D
COOL Bright ORANGE NIXIE TUBE disply counter
| 352|344|2006-05-17 16:52:29|Paul Gregory|Re: service manual|
Hiyas Arthur , i have having a bit of trouble here as i swapped my
good? computer for a motorbike and this thing has only 4mb of vidio
and also reeeeel slow so the screen looks rubbish , anyways i checked
the pdf i sent to Jose and it said 15 pages at the bottom left side
hand side.... somewhere here also there is a schematic of a pa with
different tubes listed but i can't find it yet [the swap was a "now"
job so rushed], how many pages and why is yours not in the files
section arthur? :-) cheers paul

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| 353|353|2006-05-27 03:05:03|Carol|DAYTON FINAL, Pictures & Story lines posted !!!|
OK Gang,
Basically got the Dayton page set up and running. Worked on it on and
off this week as I found the time. I'm sorry about the picture
quality but we had to bring down the resolution for the guys still
running dial up connections! Heck I'm still using an FT-207R hand
held, so who am I to speak!

Any way. I think I got all the good pix on line now. You can see
Gordon West, Bob Heil, Chip Margelli, Riely Hollingsworth, all of the
big time players in Yaesu Engineering and more. Oh yes and me too!

SEE: http://foxtango.org/Dayton%202006/Hamvention%202006.htm

Got to run.
Best Regards
Carol W4CLM
| 354|353|2006-05-27 09:36:23|Paul Gregory|Re: DAYTON FINAL, Pictures & Story lines posted !!!|
Well Carol , in my unbiased personal opinion which would be totaly
biased of course! , the pictures are great , looks like twas
interesting there , and is it me or did that radio on the far right on
the table where you stand behind look good or similiar?.......cheers ,
paul

ps

| 355|353|2006-05-27 09:50:30|Paul Gregory|Re: DAYTON FINAL, Pictures & Story lines posted !!!|
And i just noticed , i do not know what you people drink over there ,
is that a bottle of some refined sort of stuff your hiding? :-)

| 356|356|2006-05-29 10:43:23|Carol|The FT-2000 A first look, Dayton Hamvention Debut|
The FT-2000 A first look, Dayton Hamvention Debut

SEE: http://foxtango.org/FT-2000/FT-2000.htm

Best 73s
Carol W4CLM
Administrator Fox Tango Intl
http://www.foxtango.org
| 357|353|2006-05-30 09:53:04|Carol|Re: DAYTON FINAL, Pictures & Story lines posted !!!|
Paul that radio on the table is a beautiful Tempo One / FT-200 that
I overhauled about six months ago. I tell you it got a lot of
attention too. You would not be live just how many time I heard
for three days "I use to have one of those" or " I still have one
of those" but it was great fun to hear it too!
It was a really good time.
thanks for the unbiased opinion! Flattery will get you everywhere!
Hee Hee. Cheers
Got to run
Carol



| 358|353|2006-05-30 09:58:37|Carol|Re: DAYTON FINAL, Pictures & Story lines posted !!!|
Not me. I drink water, if I have one drink a year ~ that's a lot for
me. I really am a tea doodler! NOt much of drinker.
The Japanese engineers like to get toasted !!!
Regards
Carol


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| 361|59|2006-06-14 14:46:59|Sam Reves Jr.|Hello|
Hello, Names Sam KE5IRP I started to get my ticket back in the late
70's but never finished it. So now I'm on a nostalgia thing and
finnishing what I started. Recently got tech ticket and was hoping to
take element 1 & 3 at field day but don't think that I'll be ready for
element 1. I like things that glow in the dark so I purchased a Henry
Tempo One to restore. When I got her and opened her up I was
pleasantly surprised that she is pretty clean, there is no discoloring
from heat anywhere and other than a tube out of socket everything is as
should be. The power supply had a broken speaker wire and nothing else
wrong. I fired her off according to the manual and everything did just
what the manual said it would and the speaker had sound coming out of
it. It didn't come with a mic or a key. What mics are compatable with
it? Are the external speaker connectors still available or do they
have to be changed to an RCA type? I am looking forward to gettin her
on the air, hopefully in the not too far future. Thanks, SAM KE5IRP
| 362|59|2006-06-14 16:54:01|Kuhns, Arthur G SSG NGCA|Re: Hello|
Sam , Welcome to the group and welcome to the glowing radio world. You
should find as I have that the FT groups are the best. We have a large
membership with many helpful hams.

To answer your question regarding the mic, I have only used the D 104 with my
Tempo. Not that there are plenty of other mic choices it is just what I have
experience with. The D104 has served me well. Other members I am sure will
tell you about the mics they have used successfully.

Again welcome Sam and get your ticket soon because there is nothing like HF.

Art

KK6PJ



Arthur Kuhns
Calif. Army National Guard
DPW Supply and Services
Camp Robert, CA. 93451
Comm. Ph.: 805-238-8880
DSN: 949-8880
Fax: 805-238-8137
Email: arthur.kuhns@...

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Sent: Wednesday, June 14, 2006 4:44 AM
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Subject: [FT-200] Hello



Hello, Names Sam KE5IRP I started to get my ticket back in the late
70's but never finished it. So now I'm on a nostalgia thing and
finnishing what I started. Recently got tech ticket and was hoping to
take element 1 & 3 at field day but don't think that I'll be ready for
element 1. I like things that glow in the dark so I purchased a Henry
Tempo One to restore. When I got her and opened her up I was
pleasantly surprised that she is pretty clean, there is no discoloring
from heat anywhere and other than a tube out of socket everything is as
should be. The power supply had a broken speaker wire and nothing else
wrong. I fired her off according to the manual and everything did just
what the manual said it would and the speaker had sound coming out of
it. It didn't come with a mic or a key. What mics are compatable with
it? Are the external speaker connectors still available or do they
have to be changed to an RCA type? I am looking forward to gettin her
on the air, hopefully in the not too far future. Thanks, SAM KE5IRP





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| 363|59|2006-06-14 21:42:51|dom.rivron|Re: Hello|
Sam, re the microphone. I have been using a small dynamic speaker with a preamp circuit i built designed in the 1970s especially for using speakers as microphones. I don't have the schematic to hand, but that kind of circuit was around a lot then if you have any old books. It's probably on the net somewhere!
73
Dominic
m0kxd
| 364|59|2006-06-15 09:41:03|Ken Osborne|Re: Hello|
Hi Sam.
Any 50 Kohm hand mic will do the thing, Off an old CB for e.g. Ive even
used 600 ohm. The best sounding I have used is a headset electret type
raided from a old cellphone and a small 9V battery in the circuit to
bias it. Had to couple it with .003 mfd cap to cut the bass a bit. Any
old quarter inch stereo phone plug will do for the mic plug, tip is
pressel and ring is mic I think. Ive worked a few of your states side
brethren on my FT200 on 40 and 20 and 15 (even on 17mtrs) but yet to
hear one comming back out of the states.
Ken
ZL3OZ.

Sam Reves Jr. wrote:

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| 365|59|2006-06-15 17:27:28|Kuhns, Arthur G SSG NGCA|Re: Hello|
Sam, Went into the archive to find my post regarding the D-104 wiring. I
can never remember.

I have my Tempo with an amplified D104.
Arthur Kuhns
Calif. Army National Guard
DPW Supply and Services
Camp Robert, CA. 93451
Comm. Ph.: 805-238-8880
DSN: 949-8880
Fax: 805-238-8137
Email: arthur.kuhns@...

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Osborne
Sent: Thursday, June 15, 2006 12:35 AM
To: FT-200@yahoogroups.com
Subject: Re: [FT-200] Hello



Hi Sam.
Any 50 Kohm hand mic will do the thing, Off an old CB for e.g. Ive even
used 600 ohm. The best sounding I have used is a headset electret type
raided from a old cellphone and a small 9V battery in the circuit to
bias it. Had to couple it with .003 mfd cap to cut the bass a bit. Any
old quarter inch stereo phone plug will do for the mic plug, tip is
pressel and ring is mic I think. Ive worked a few of your states side
brethren on my FT200 on 40 and 20 and 15 (even on 17mtrs) but yet to
hear one comming back out of the states.
Ken
ZL3OZ.

Sam Reves Jr. wrote:

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| 366|366|2006-06-16 05:42:10|Sam Reves Jr.|Thanks for the info|
Hey Guys thanks for the info, I am looking at several desk mics and am
just wanting to make sure that they were compatable. I'll probably end
up with a D-104, keeping with the vintage theme. One of the reasons
that I bought this radio was because of this group and FT in general. I
know that yall will be able to answer any questions that I come up
with. I've got to get an antenna set up for it so I can put it on the
air and listen for a while. 73 Sam
| 367|367|2006-06-19 03:20:29|Paul Munsel|Powr supply swap?|
Hello all, it's Hurricane Season once again, and I have a question I
should have posted, and acted on much earlier I guess... I have a
Tempo One, with a BAD power supply. Last year when I posted, I asked
some questions about the rig etc, but due to other activities, took no
action at the time. In addition to the Tempo, I have a Swan 350 that
is fully functional, just drifts a lot. Can the Swan 117 XC power
supply be easliy used with the Tempo? I know the plugs are different,
but since I have the blown Tempo supply, I have the proper cable. Has
anyone done this swap, and if so any suggestions, ideas, or help in
general? I have read that the Heath tube supply could be used, with
some changes. Carol had told me at one time there were a couple of
supplies in hte "Graveyard", but I didn't act soon enough, and last I
knew, it was closed for a bit. XYL is working on her ticket, and loves
to be in the shack during the wx events. I wanted a radio that was a
bit more stable for her to monitor the Nets "IF" we have to have any
of them.
Thanks and 73,
Paul N5XMV
| 368|368|2006-06-22 01:04:30|Carol|Fox Tango Banner Ad on QTH.com|
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The best Yaesu users group / club on the World Wide Web is right here
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Thanks gang, it would not mean much of anything without YOU!

Best Regards
73s
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| 369|344|2006-06-27 08:43:46|Paul Gregory|service manual|
Hi's all , please excuse the link to another site but as i could not
upload to the files here for some reason , it is now on here.

I have got rid of all my gear to fund another project , avagoodone ,
paul.

service manual.

http://www.radioamateur.eu/YAESU.html
| 370|22|2006-07-02 04:31:50|FT-200@yahoogroups.com|File - Digest version or NO MAIL |
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| 372|21|2006-07-02 23:53:04|Matt|mobile PSU for FT-200 or FT-250|
Hi all,

I was curious to know if anyone had the mobile PSU that is advertised in
the manual provided with the two transceivers
mentioned in the subject?

has anyone tried to build one ? any experiences to share.

Hopefully, this is the right place to ask.

Matt
F1ILU

73s
| 373|21|2006-07-03 12:48:06|Ken Osborne|Re: mobile PSU for FT-200 or FT-250|
A few old timers here in New Zealand have. They wont be on this forum
though.
Theres some diagrams and notes about it in the "ZL Notes" available on
CD. Mostly old semiconductors hard to find. You should be able to modify
an old switch mode power supply to suit.
See Carol for a source of the CD.
Ken.
ZL3OZ

Matt wrote:

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| 374|374|2006-07-19 08:45:02|CLM|FT-200S|
I would imagine the FT-200S would closely resemble the schematics
shown below of the FT-101S, the final amplifer stages were nearly
identical. Looking at the FT-200/Ft-250/Tempo One in comparison to
an FT-101 transceiver the final stages are damn near identical.
We here in the states don't often get a chance to see the FT-101S or
Ft-200S as they were intended for use in Japan. So, I was dong a
little self study on the low power Japanese version of the FT-101
called the FT-101S and came up with the pictures posted in the links
below.

Challen for one of you, to find the FT-200S operating manual and
schematics.

=================================


Yesterday we talked a little bit about the single tube Japanese
version of the FT-101 called the FT-101S (Later) FT-101E Vs. FT-
101ES.

You might find this interesting as a follow up on that
posting. I found some schematics that make for an interesting
comparison of the Ft-101 Vs. the FT-101S side by side.

FT-101S (1x 6JS6)
http://foxtango.org/ft101/graphics/FT-101S-PA.jpg

FT-101 (2x 6JS6)
http://foxtango.org/ft101/graphics/FT-101-PA.jpg

FT-101 Vs. FT-101S Power supply note the 300v High
Voltage used on the "S" model compared to the 600V
(Usually nearly 700 volts)
you have on the final plats of your FT-101.
Power supplies:
http://foxtango.org/ft101/graphics/FT-101-VS-FT-101S-HV.jpg


With the removal of one of the PA tubes. It's interesting
to look at this schematic with a 3-Ohm 30W resistor
taking up the filament voltage drop in place of the second
tube.
Filament circuits FT-101 Vs. FT-101S
http://foxtango.org/ft101/graphics/FT-101S-Filament.jpg

And again here is the picture of the PA stage "S"
model. You can see the 3 Ohm 30W resistor standing up
right next to the single 6JS6 amplifier tube.
http://foxtango.org/ft101/graphics/FT-101ESinside.jpg

Just to cover what was posted earlier:
Other Models of the FT-101 were sold in Japan for the limited power
requirements of the Japanese licensee. To fill this need there was
an FT-101S, FT-101BS, and FT-101ES. These rigs were sold with only
one 6JS6C final amplifier tube, with a normal rated power of 10
watts, and 50 PEP. From the specifications I can read it appears
as though the FT-101S/BS/ES models ran CW power of 20w (A1) and SSB
Phone of 20w (A3J) with only 300 volts to the final amplifier stage
as per JARL specifications.


I hope you found this interesting. It would be interesting
to take a second hand FT-101 that you have laying around
and convert it to a QRP version "S" just for the fun of
having done it! Who will be the first one to try this!

Best 73
Carol W4CLM
| 375|375|2006-07-19 11:22:17|dogturdsoup|PERILS OF EBAY|
Hello fellow tube junkies. I have a little piece of advise for anyone
contemplating a Tempo One purchase on eBay, buy insurance. Now...The
only problem with that sound advise comes when the seller not only
packages up your prise purchase in a box just big enough to wedge it
in at an angle with half the weight resting on that little handle
coming off the tuning knob, but then neglects to insure it when it was
sent (I paid for it) . My new baby (It was like brand new in the box
mind you) arrived with a crushed tuning knob as well as the face plate
around the meter...oh and yes, the tuner shaft was bent. Oh how the
fickle finger of fate likes to flip me off. Before I butcher a rig for
parts, would anyone know where I can get replacements? Being this old
I doubt any company would stock them. Any ideas? Oh,.... my advise,
make sure they support both sides of the tuner or buy something close
enough to pick up, that's what I just did on number 3. 73's KA9WFC
| 376|375|2006-07-19 18:30:40|Ron Pearson|Re: PERILS OF EBAY|
Report him to Ebay if he won't stand behind his sale. They really do go after these kinds of people. Ebay wants your experience to be a good one. I have contacted them in the past and got good results......

dogturdsoup <dogturdsoup@... contemplating a Tempo One purchase on eBay, buy insurance. Now...The
only problem with that sound advise comes when the seller not only
packages up your prise purchase in a box just big enough to wedge it
in at an angle with half the weight resting on that little handle
coming off the tuning knob, but then neglects to insure it when it was
sent (I paid for it) . My new baby (It was like brand new in the box
mind you) arrived with a crushed tuning knob as well as the face plate
around the meter...oh and yes, the tuner shaft was bent. Oh how the
fickle finger of fate likes to flip me off. Before I butcher a rig for
parts, would anyone know where I can get replacements? Being this old
I doubt any company would stock them. Any ideas? Oh,.... my advise,
make sure they support both sides of the tuner or buy something close
enough to pick up, that's what I just did on number 3. 73's KA9WFC






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| 377|375|2006-07-19 23:47:05|richard pumphrey|Re: PERILS OF EBAY|
I NEED some help. My Henry Tempo One worked well but now the mic gain is down to only 5 watts. Full output on CW. Mic gain up all the way. Good mic. Worked well and then not. Richard wn9ddv __




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| 378|378|2006-07-19 23:53:52|richard pumphrey|Transmit Problem on SSB|
My Tempo One transmits fine on SSB until it gets warmed up. Then power goes way down. Meanwhile, there is full over 100 watts output on Tune. Very puzzling. Any suggestions? Thanks! Richard wn9ddv

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| 379|375|2006-07-19 23:55:23|William Ellis|Re: PERILS OF EBAY|
At least I am not the only one ... Mine was placed in the box upside down
with very minimal packing. The radio arrived with EVERY tube dislodged and
broken. The VFO knob is snapped off and one other knob is broken. My heart
sank. I just put it all back in the box and put it in the corner. I don't
have the heart to even look at it .

William
N5TXN


| 380|375|2006-07-20 00:22:19|Mike Fisher|Re: PERILS OF EBAY|
Don't give up hope. That poor brave little FT is crying out....save me.....SAVE ME....you can dooooit. Don't let it languish there, destined for the basement or garage. You can bring it back from the edge....Everyone has the technology...You can rebuild it...and it wont cost you 6 million dollars either. Good luck....and a Pox upon those people with poor packing skills!!!! That's a lot of "P's" in a row.

William Ellis <weejr56@... At least I am not the only one ... Mine was placed in the box upside down
with very minimal packing. The radio arrived with EVERY tube dislodged and
broken. The VFO knob is snapped off and one other knob is broken. My heart
sank. I just put it all back in the box and put it in the corner. I don't
have the heart to even look at it .

William
N5TXN

| 381|375|2006-07-20 00:25:44|Mike Fisher|Re: PERILS OF EBAY|
Thank You. I just received word from the seller and he has made good on this situation. Been lucky so far. I don't like the thought of leaving bad feed back unless its absolutely deserving. You hear the horror stories and wonder when you'll be next. Of course there was the time I used "Buy it now" for a new version of XP with the coda and key thing, When it finally showed up it was sealed like new. opened it up and discovered the cheesy Dorito fingerprint on top from the guy that burned the copy. They don't cover that. Oh well.

Ron Pearson <iamw5rcp@... Report him to Ebay if he won't stand behind his sale. They really do go after these kinds of people. Ebay wants your experience to be a good one. I have contacted them in the past and got good results......

dogturdsoup <dogturdsoup@... contemplating a Tempo One purchase on eBay, buy insurance. Now...The
only problem with that sound advise comes when the seller not only
packages up your prise purchase in a box just big enough to wedge it
in at an angle with half the weight resting on that little handle
coming off the tuning knob, but then neglects to insure it when it was
sent (I paid for it) . My new baby (It was like brand new in the box
mind you) arrived with a crushed tuning knob as well as the face plate
around the meter...oh and yes, the tuner shaft was bent. Oh how the
fickle finger of fate likes to flip me off. Before I butcher a rig for
parts, would anyone know where I can get replacements? Being this old
I doubt any company would stock them. Any ideas? Oh,.... my advise,
make sure they support both sides of the tuner or buy something close
enough to pick up, that's what I just did on number 3. 73's KA9WFC

Fists #6259 & cc#1775, ARS #1799, FP #1045, NAQCC #483

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| 382|378|2006-07-20 00:36:57|Mike Fisher|Re: Transmit Problem on SSB|
I know enough to be dangerous. Does anyone have a tube checker? This might sound dumb...but I know heat effects resistance, maybe a socket is getting funky and could use a good squirt of contact cleaner......but like I said...enough to be dangerous. I hope it can be worked out.

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| 383|378|2006-07-20 02:25:53|richard pumphrey|Re: Transmit Problem on SSB|
I put a can of compressed dust remover to it - that stuff comes out cold-that fixed it until it warmed up. I am thinking that a resistor is out of value. Maybe the grid resistor on the 12ax7. I substitued another 12 ax 7 and it acts the same the 12 ax7 is the mic amp. Does anyone know which is the grid resistor? If it was point to point wiring I could readily find it. I think it has to be in that stage, since the tune transmit is full wattage.

Richard wn9ddv

Mike Fisher <dogturdsoup@... I know enough to be dangerous. Does anyone have a tube checker? This might sound dumb...but I know heat effects resistance, maybe a socket is getting funky and could use a good squirt of contact cleaner......but like I said...enough to be dangerous. I hope it can be worked out.

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| 384|375|2006-07-20 03:05:30|ka9jbd|Re: PERILS OF EBAY|
If you are interested, I have a Tempo One I was planning on selling
in the near future (I also have a FT-101E--don't need two rigs...)

I would pack it well ;) if you want references on me, my ebay ID is
madmike3006

73
Mike S KA9JBD

wrote:
anyone
Now...The
it
was
box
plate
the
for
old
advise,
close
| 385|375|2006-07-20 03:36:53|Mike Fisher|Re: PERILS OF EBAY|
Hi,

Thanks for the offer, but I'm picking up #3 Saturday. If you like the radio I wouldn't part with it. Society could crash tomorrow and the only communications could be through hams and finding parts might be hard with no means of shipping........maybe I watch to many movies. Thanks anyway

73's

Mike

ka9jbd <madmike@... If you are interested, I have a Tempo One I was planning on selling
in the near future (I also have a FT-101E--don't need two rigs...)

I would pack it well ;) if you want references on me, my ebay ID is
madmike3006

73
Mike S KA9JBD

wrote:
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Now...The
it
was
box
plate
the
for
old
advise,
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| 386|375|2006-07-20 14:35:15|richard pumphrey|Re: PERILS OF EBAY|
Mike: I might be interested in your Tempo. Send me an email at wn9ddv@... and tell me the details. Richard wn9ddv
ka9jbd <madmike@... in the near future (I also have a FT-101E--don't need two rigs...)

I would pack it well ;) if you want references on me, my ebay ID is
madmike3006

73
Mike S KA9JBD

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| 387|387|2006-08-02 02:46:02|Aubrey Mansfield|INT QRZ|
Anybody out there?

73,
Aubrey
____________________________
K4UDT
AARL
FIST#11934







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| 388|387|2006-08-02 08:34:09|Ken Osborne|Re: INT QRZ|
Thats what I was thinking Aubrey. I'm still here anyway. Havn't done
much new with the old steam radio, been building a firebottle linear.
Ken.ZL3OZ

Aubrey Mansfield wrote:

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| 389|22|2006-08-02 09:48:38|FT-200@yahoogroups.com|File - Digest version or NO MAIL |
This is an automated message sent to the forum on the 1st of every month.



Fox Tango Members.
We don't want to loose you.
If you're getting too many E-mails from the list.
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Here's the deal, Please go to the Yahoo site on the web at:
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| 390|21|2006-08-02 09:48:38|FT-200@yahoogroups.com|File - Fox Tango Swap Shop |
This is an automated message sent out at the first of the month.

Just a reminder to let you know that we have an automated Swap Shop button on our Web site. If you have something to sell, or if you would like to make a listing for a wanted item. We are taking listings for all kinds of equipment which you can post on the Fox Tango Web Site. Equipment for sale and want's don't necessarily have to be Yaesu gear, but it would be nice if you had some.

Our swap shop is fully automated so you can post your own listings by going to the Swap Shop button on the primary Web page
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| 391|387|2006-08-02 20:44:55|Warren McRobie|Re: INT QRZ|
Believe me ppl, this linear is really an awesome piece of equipment.

More HAMS should be building things like this. And I know that includes
me. :) ... Maybe after I get my aerial restrung after the snow....


73

Warren
ZL3LC

Ken Osborne wrote:
| 392|392|2006-08-10 15:20:03|Aubrey Mansfield|S Meter|
The S meter on my Tempo One can't be reset to zero using the "zero adjust".
It's not a hardware problem because the meter goes to zero when the power is
off. I've tried adjusting the AGC with no success. The manual talks about
adjusting the "Compensation Capacitor" C165 but I can't find it.

Any suggestions or, even better, experience with this problem?

73,
Aubrey
____________________________
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AARL
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| 393|392|2006-08-10 20:43:01|Derek C Brown|Re: S Meter|
Hi Aubrey,

The compensation capacitor is a "gimmick" cap two short bits of wire twisted together across the two connections of 12ax7 AGC detector / stroke amp, if unwinding that dont do the trick try another 12ax7....

Best luck Derek G8ECI
| 394|392|2006-08-10 21:22:15|Aubrey Mansfield|Re: S Meter|
Thanks Derek. I'll give it a shot.

73,
Aubrey
____________________________
K4UDT
AARL
FIST#11934






_____

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Derek C Brown
Sent: Thursday, August 10, 2006 2:42 PM
To: FT-200@yahoogroups.com
Subject: Re: [FT-200] S Meter



Hi Aubrey,

The compensation capacitor is a "gimmick" cap two short bits of wire twisted
together across the two connections of 12ax7 AGC detector / stroke amp, if
unwinding that dont do the trick try another 12ax7....

Best luck Derek G8ECI
| 395|392|2006-08-12 03:39:08|Aubrey Mansfield|Re: S Meter|
Derek,

Very strange! It turned out to be a bad wire on the "gimmick" cap. Broken
in the middle but it would make contact some time and open some time but
made it impossible to adjust the meter to zero. Also I had to change the
2nd IF (6BZ6). It read good on the tube tester but the meter didn't work
correctly until I changed the tube.

All good now. Thanks for your help!

73,
Aubrey
____________________________
K4UDT
AARL
FIST#11934






_____

From: FT-200@yahoogroups.com [mailto:FT-200@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of
Derek C Brown
Sent: Thursday, August 10, 2006 2:42 PM
To: FT-200@yahoogroups.com
Subject: Re: [FT-200] S Meter



Hi Aubrey,

The compensation capacitor is a "gimmick" cap two short bits of wire twisted
together across the two connections of 12ax7 AGC detector / stroke amp, if
unwinding that dont do the trick try another 12ax7....

Best luck Derek G8ECI
| 396|396|2006-08-17 20:41:25|CLM|Mini CONTEST !!! Starts August 17th Ends September 17th. Why I li|
I posted this to the primary FT - forum, but I wanted to make sure
we got all the FT-200 / Temp One owners in on this too! So here it
is again.
73
Carol


Hey gang, you know me well enough by now. I just can't sit down long
enough without having something to do or keep me busy all day long.
So for those of you who have noting better to do. Here is something
to keep you busy!

A Mini contest! FREE Entry by Email to club owners.
Anyone can enter from around the globe! We will cover
mailing of prizes to the winner too!
You must carbon copy your entries to
Caro W4CLM w4clm@...
Steven KG6JEV kg6jev@...
Tom KC9FOZ KC9FOZ@...

Tom and Steven, They don't even know about this yet.

Here's the deal!
First prize: $100 in free stuff from the candy store!
Second prize: 24 Hour Yaesu Clock with your Call Sign.
Third prize: Fox Tango T-Shirt and Hat.

The Mini contest will be limited to those of us on this forum only
and will run for approximately 30 days.
What you have to do to win.

Write an essay! Yup! Just like school days gang!
Subject Why it is I like my Yaesu FT-XXX
Entries do not have to be terribly long, nor do you need to write a
book.

Write to the club owners, Me, Steven & Tom. Tell us what it is that
you like about your FT-101 (Or other rig) and maybe a few comments
in regards to your experience with the club keeping the old rigs
going. No kissing butt to the club owners! Hee Hee.... points will
be deducted for that! Hee Hee.

If you don't have an FT-101 then write to us about what it is that
you like about your Yaesu product and little something in regards to
the club. For example, possibly the club was of some help to you
keeping that old rig going if you made repairs in the last year or
two to that particular product, with the help of the club and it's
forums leading to your success of that repair (Ie: relays in your FT-
102) or what ever. Tell us about it. We want to see some enthusiasm
here folks!

We will read all entries, they will be judged to some extent if any
by the technical content, but more so by the interest and enthusiasm
of the writer. In other words a sixteen year old that loves his
FT-101 in his or her writing may carry far more weight in our eyes
then would an engineering essay. The only rule to the contest is
that you have to submit it by Email to all three club owners by
September 17th 2006, other then that there are NO rules.

(Ex..) I have been using an FT-101 for 35 years, carried them on and
off ships.... I like this, this and this about my FT-101, but it's
still a damn heavy rig for one that was suppose to be a portable rig
back in 1972! Hee Hee... OK so that's the idea. Have fun and
please run the spell checker. Overall content and a real biggie is
enthusiasm in writing, those are some of the things we will be
looking at more so then anything else.

Send to
Subject: Mini Contest, Why I like my Yaesu FT-(Your rig XXX)

You must carbon copy to all, so we can compare notes later.
Carol W4CLM w4clm@...
Steven KG6JEV kg6jev@...
Tom KC9FOZ KC9FOZ@...

Mini CONTEST !!! Starts today August 17th Ends September 17th.
All entries will be by Email. No need to mail or send us hard copies.

PS: FT-Club moderators can enter too!


Don't be in a big rush to enter. Take your time. I don't want to see
any entries coming into my mail box today! That will tell me you
didn't take the time to think this out!
Have fun and best 73
Carol. W4CLM
Club owners & Moderators.
| 397|397|2006-08-21 17:45:13|Kuhns, Arthur G SSG NGCA|David email and others|
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| 398|396|2006-08-24 05:37:56|Mike Fisher|Re: Mini CONTEST !!! Starts August 17th Ends September 17th. Why |
ROSES ARE RED
VIOLETS ARE BLUE
MY FT-200
IS TRIED AND TRUE

IN THE SUMMER IT SITS
PATIENTLY BY
WAITING FOR WINTER
AND THE COMEING OF NIGHT

KEEPING WARM I HUDDLE
BY THE GLOW OF THE TUBES
SENDING CW
TIL I TURN BLUE

WIRES AND CRAP
I DONT UNDERSTAND
BRING ME GREAT JOY
MY KEYER AT HAND

-.-. --.-
-.-. --.-
-.-. --.-
-.-. --.-

TAPPING TIL DAWN
IF NOT FOR MY FT-200
I'D HAVE GONE NUTS
AND REALY BE GONE

73'S


I'M GOING TO WRITE A STORY ABOUT MY RADIO AND SUBMIT IT .THIS POPED INTO MY HEAD.
HOPE YOUR DOING WELL

YOUR FAVORITE DOG TURD

73'S




CLM <w4clm@... I posted this to the primary FT - forum, but I wanted to make sure
we got all the FT-200 / Temp One owners in on this too! So here it
is again.
73
Carol

Hey gang, you know me well enough by now. I just can't sit down long
enough without having something to do or keep me busy all day long.
So for those of you who have noting better to do. Here is something
to keep you busy!

A Mini contest! FREE Entry by Email to club owners.
Anyone can enter from around the globe! We will cover
mailing of prizes to the winner too!
You must carbon copy your entries to
Caro W4CLM w4clm@...
Steven KG6JEV kg6jev@...
Tom KC9FOZ KC9FOZ@...

Tom and Steven, They don't even know about this yet.

Here's the deal!
First prize: $100 in free stuff from the candy store!
Second prize: 24 Hour Yaesu Clock with your Call Sign.
Third prize: Fox Tango T-Shirt and Hat.

The Mini contest will be limited to those of us on this forum only
and will run for approximately 30 days.
What you have to do to win.

Write an essay! Yup! Just like school days gang!
Subject Why it is I like my Yaesu FT-XXX
Entries do not have to be terribly long, nor do you need to write a
book.

Write to the club owners, Me, Steven & Tom. Tell us what it is that
you like about your FT-101 (Or other rig) and maybe a few comments
in regards to your experience with the club keeping the old rigs
going. No kissing butt to the club owners! Hee Hee.... points will
be deducted for that! Hee Hee.

If you don't have an FT-101 then write to us about what it is that
you like about your Yaesu product and little something in regards to
the club. For example, possibly the club was of some help to you
keeping that old rig going if you made repairs in the last year or
two to that particular product, with the help of the club and it's
forums leading to your success of that repair (Ie: relays in your FT-
102) or what ever. Tell us about it. We want to see some enthusiasm
here folks!

We will read all entries, they will be judged to some extent if any
by the technical content, but more so by the interest and enthusiasm
of the writer. In other words a sixteen year old that loves his
FT-101 in his or her writing may carry far more weight in our eyes
then would an engineering essay. The only rule to the contest is
that you have to submit it by Email to all three club owners by
September 17th 2006, other then that there are NO rules.

(Ex..) I have been using an FT-101 for 35 years, carried them on and
off ships.... I like this, this and this about my FT-101, but it's
still a damn heavy rig for one that was suppose to be a portable rig
back in 1972! Hee Hee... OK so that's the idea. Have fun and
please run the spell checker. Overall content and a real biggie is
enthusiasm in writing, those are some of the things we will be
looking at more so then anything else.

Send to
Subject: Mini Contest, Why I like my Yaesu FT-(Your rig XXX)

You must carbon copy to all, so we can compare notes later.
Carol W4CLM w4clm@...
Steven KG6JEV kg6jev@...
Tom KC9FOZ KC9FOZ@...

Mini CONTEST !!! Starts today August 17th Ends September 17th.
All entries will be by Email. No need to mail or send us hard copies.

PS: FT-Club moderators can enter too!

Don't be in a big rush to enter. Take your time. I don't want to see
any entries coming into my mail box today! That will tell me you
didn't take the time to think this out!
Have fun and best 73
Carol. W4CLM
Club owners & Moderators.






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| 399|396|2006-08-26 02:35:16|Mike Fisher|Re: Mini CONTEST !!! Starts August 17th Ends September 17th. Why |
You dont have to inter my poem. Like with everything else I do, upon reflection its rather pale. I'll work on my mini novel. Hope your all haveing fun!!!!

73's

Mike
KA9WFC

Mike Fisher <dogturdsoup@... ROSES ARE RED
VIOLETS ARE BLUE
MY FT-200
IS TRIED AND TRUE

IN THE SUMMER IT SITS
PATIENTLY BY
WAITING FOR WINTER
AND THE COMEING OF NIGHT

KEEPING WARM I HUDDLE
BY THE GLOW OF THE TUBES
SENDING CW
TIL I TURN BLUE

WIRES AND CRAP
I DONT UNDERSTAND
BRING ME GREAT JOY
MY KEYER AT HAND

-.-. --.-
-.-. --.-
-.-. --.-
-.-. --.-

TAPPING TIL DAWN
IF NOT FOR MY FT-200
I'D HAVE GONE NUTS
AND REALY BE GONE

73'S


I'M GOING TO WRITE A STORY ABOUT MY RADIO AND SUBMIT IT .THIS POPED INTO MY HEAD.
HOPE YOUR DOING WELL

YOUR FAVORITE DOG TURD

73'S




CLM <w4clm@... I posted this to the primary FT - forum, but I wanted to make sure
we got all the FT-200 / Temp One owners in on this too! So here it
is again.
73
Carol

Hey gang, you know me well enough by now. I just can't sit down long
enough without having something to do or keep me busy all day long.
So for those of you who have noting better to do. Here is something
to keep you busy!

A Mini contest! FREE Entry by Email to club owners.
Anyone can enter from around the globe! We will cover
mailing of prizes to the winner too!
You must carbon copy your entries to
Caro W4CLM w4clm@...
Steven KG6JEV kg6jev@...
Tom KC9FOZ KC9FOZ@...

Tom and Steven, They don't even know about this yet.

Here's the deal!
First prize: $100 in free stuff from the candy store!
Second prize: 24 Hour Yaesu Clock with your Call Sign.
Third prize: Fox Tango T-Shirt and Hat.

The Mini contest will be limited to those of us on this forum only
and will run for approximately 30 days.
What you have to do to win.

Write an essay! Yup! Just like school days gang!
Subject Why it is I like my Yaesu FT-XXX
Entries do not have to be terribly long, nor do you need to write a
book.

Write to the club owners, Me, Steven & Tom. Tell us what it is that
you like about your FT-101 (Or other rig) and maybe a few comments
in regards to your experience with the club keeping the old rigs
going. No kissing butt to the club owners! Hee Hee.... points will
be deducted for that! Hee Hee.

If you don't have an FT-101 then write to us about what it is that
you like about your Yaesu product and little something in regards to
the club. For example, possibly the club was of some help to you
keeping that old rig going if you made repairs in the last year or
two to that particular product, with the help of the club and it's
forums leading to your success of that repair (Ie: relays in your FT-
102) or what ever. Tell us about it. We want to see some enthusiasm
here folks!

We will read all entries, they will be judged to some extent if any
by the technical content, but more so by the interest and enthusiasm
of the writer. In other words a sixteen year old that loves his
FT-101 in his or her writing may carry far more weight in our eyes
then would an engineering essay. The only rule to the contest is
that you have to submit it by Email to all three club owners by
September 17th 2006, other then that there are NO rules.

(Ex..) I have been using an FT-101 for 35 years, carried them on and
off ships.... I like this, this and this about my FT-101, but it's
still a damn heavy rig for one that was suppose to be a portable rig
back in 1972! Hee Hee... OK so that's the idea. Have fun and
please run the spell checker. Overall content and a real biggie is
enthusiasm in writing, those are some of the things we will be
looking at more so then anything else.

Send to
Subject: Mini Contest, Why I like my Yaesu FT-(Your rig XXX)

You must carbon copy to all, so we can compare notes later.
Carol W4CLM w4clm@...
Steven KG6JEV kg6jev@...
Tom KC9FOZ KC9FOZ@...

Mini CONTEST !!! Starts today August 17th Ends September 17th.
All entries will be by Email. No need to mail or send us hard copies.

PS: FT-Club moderators can enter too!

Don't be in a big rush to enter. Take your time. I don't want to see
any entries coming into my mail box today! That will tell me you
didn't take the time to think this out!
Have fun and best 73
Carol. W4CLM
Club owners & Moderators.

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| 400|400|2006-08-29 09:06:13|dom.rivron|drift|
Hi

Can anybody help me with this one?



My rig has started to drift a little bit more than it used to, and for longer after warm up.

It drifts for 50Hz/minute. This is the bit that got me thinking:

On 20m it drifts up on REV sideband and down on NOR.
On 40m it drifts up on NOR and down on REV

I thought this might give a clue to the source of the drift... But I can't see what it is.

Any suggetions gratefully appreciated!

Meanwhile I'll ponder my essay...
"My spirits will start lifting
When my rig stops drifting..." perhaps. Or not :)

73
Dominic
m0kxd


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| 401|401|2006-08-29 10:19:14|dom.rivron|drift again|
Hi

Last email (re drift) sent in error - I drafted it, thought about the problem, decided not to send it - and then sent it accidentally when i turned on outlook express.

I'd hate to put anyone to the trouble of scratching their head about it... :)

73
Dominic
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| 402|396|2006-09-02 01:01:37|CLM|Re: Mini CONTEST !!! Starts August 17th Ends September 17th. Why |
//REPEAT //



Hey gang, you know me well enough by now. I just can't sit down long
enough without having something to do or keep me busy all day long.
So for those of you who have noting better to do. Here is something
to keep you busy!

A Mini contest! FREE Entry by Email to club owners.
Anyone can enter from around the globe! We will cover
mailing of prizes to the winner too!
You must carbon copy your entries to
Caro W4CLM w4clm@...
Steven KG6JEV kg6jev@...
Tom KC9FOZ KC9FOZ@...

Tom and Steven, They don't even know about this yet.

Here's the deal!
First prize: $100 in free stuff from the candy store!
Second prize: 24 Hour Yaesu Clock with your Call Sign.
Third prize: Fox Tango T-Shirt and Hat.

The Mini contest will be limited to those of us on this forum only
and will run for approximately 30 days.
What you have to do to win.

Write an essay! Yup! Just like school days gang!
Subject Why it is I like my Yaesu FT-XXX
Entries do not have to be terribly long, nor do you need to write a
book.

Write to the club owners, Me, Steven & Tom. Tell us what it is that
you like about your FT-101 (Or other rig) and maybe a few comments
in regards to your experience with the club keeping the old rigs
going. No kissing butt to the club owners! Hee Hee.... points will
be deducted for that! Hee Hee.

If you don't have an FT-101 then write to us about what it is that
you like about your Yaesu product and little something in regards to
the club. For example, possibly the club was of some help to you
keeping that old rig going if you made repairs in the last year or
two to that particular product, with the help of the club and it's
forums leading to your success of that repair (Ie: relays in your FT-
10) or what ever. Tell us about it. We want to see some enthusiasm
there folks!

We will read all entries, they will be judged to some extent if any
by the technical content, but more so by the interest and enthusiasm
of the writer. In other words a sixteen year old that loves his
FT-101 in his or her writing may carry far more weight in our eyes
then would an engineering essay. The only rule to the contest is
that you have to submit it by Email to all three club owners by
September 17th 2006, other then that there are NO rules.

(Ex..) I have been using an FT-101 for 35 years, carried them on and
off ships.... I like this, this and this about my FT-101, but it's
still a damn heavy rig for one that was suppose to be a portable rig
back in 1972! Hee Hee... OK so that's the idea. Have fun and
please run the spell checker. Overall content and a real biggie is
enthusiasm in writing, those are some of the things we will be
looking at more so then anything else.

Send to
Subject: Mini Contest, Why I like my Yaesu FT-(Your rig XXX)

You must carbon copy to all, so we can compare notes later.
Carol W4CLM w4clm@...
Steven KG6JEV kg6jev@...
Tom KC9FOZ KC9FOZ@...

Mini CONTEST !!! Starts today August 17th Ends September 17th.
All entries will be by Email. No need to mail or send us hard copies.

PS: FT-Club moderators can enter too!


Don't be in a big rush to enter. Take your time. I don't want to see
any entries coming into my mail box today! That will tell me you
didn't take the time to think this out!
Have fun and best 73
Carol. W4CLM
Club owners & Moderators.
| 403|22|2006-09-02 09:13:32|FT-200@yahoogroups.com|File - Digest version or NO MAIL |
This is an automated message sent to the forum on the 1st of every month.



Fox Tango Members.
We don't want to loose you.
If you're getting too many E-mails from the list.
Please either set yourself up for Digest version or NO MAIL,
rather then leaving the forum.

Here's the deal, Please go to the Yahoo site on the web at:
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/FT-200
And set your own settings if possible.
If you have problems doing this,I can set you up
for ONE email a day called the Digest version or NO MAIL.
With No Mail, you can still read the entire daily activity
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version you get the entire list of Emails for the day in one
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If you sign on and set yourself up for NO MAIL.
Then you can read and answer the archives on the
internet and never get any emails.
Go to the Fox Tango FT-200 Yahoo Groups Site
at this link to read your
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http://groups.yahoo.com/group/FT-200/

That is how I read the froum, it's very convenient and allows
you to read the postings for the day at your convenience.
I hope this will answer any quesitons you have about
Digest Vs. NO mail on Yahoo forms.

If anyone should have any problems getting their settings,
set up to how you want it.
Please contact me and I will do it for you.
If you go on vacation, set yourself up for NO MAIL and change
it when you get home. No need to sign on and off just because
you are going to be on vacation for a few weeks.
Thanks and Best Regards to the FT-200 group.
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W4CLM
| 404|21|2006-09-02 09:13:33|FT-200@yahoogroups.com|File - Fox Tango Swap Shop |
This is an automated message sent out at the first of the month.

Just a reminder to let you know that we have an automated Swap Shop button on our Web site. If you have something to sell, or if you would like to make a listing for a wanted item. We are taking listings for all kinds of equipment which you can post on the Fox Tango Web Site. Equipment for sale and want's don't necessarily have to be Yaesu gear, but it would be nice if you had some.

Our swap shop is fully automated so you can post your own listings by going to the Swap Shop button on the primary Web page
http://www.foxtango.org and make you listings.


NEW: We just added a new section to the public forum that I thought may add a new dimension of fun, called Tradio (Trade-Dio) I suppose that speaks for itself if you have something up for trade!
See: http://www.foxtango.org/phpBB2/



Thanks and Best Regards to the group.
Carol L. Maher W4CLM
Fox Tango Administrator

Group Owners
CL. Maher W4CLM
Steven Peterson KG6JEV
Thomas Chapman KC9FOZ
Fox Tango Intl.
| 405|405|2006-09-04 01:06:59|CLM|Buying / Selling & positng to the fourms. Frienldy Remindier|
September 3, 2006

Dear Friends & club members.

I have been reading some post on other forums such as QRZ.com / QTH
and Eham on the web recently and noticed things can often get way
out of hand, such as personal attacks, complaints about buying and
selling etc. We have had very good success with Fox Tango in that
we do allow SOME leeway in posting and will continue to do so as has
been the case in the past.

#1 At this time however as a friendly reminder I'm posting here
today to try to keep everyone on topic and that topic is Yaesu radio
related topics as priority 1.

#2 Club discussion and topics that pertain to the modification and
repair of your Yaesu product, education and elmering (Is there such
a word?) of newcomers into the hobby.

#3 Amateur radio sales ~ONLY of a VERY Brief nature are allowed on
the Yahoo groups forums ~ in that we allow one posting to the Yahoo
forum if you have a single rig to sell. In other words we don't
want Yahoo Groups forum to turn into a classifieds section. If you
have more then one thing to sell, then please post those larger
listings to the Fox Tango classifieds on the club home page
http://www.foxtanog.org
and you can also post items for sale in the
FOR Sale / Wanted items link in the club public forum.
http://www.foxtango.org/phpBB2

#4 No personal attacks on anyone will be tolerated as have been
noticed on other web site. WE DON'T WANT Anyone's DIRT LAUNDRY from
the other forums being dragged over here or aired out here!
We like to run a tight ship, we have very good people here and have
had little or NO problems so far. We have a great group of
moderators on all the Fox Tango forums and we have NO problem with
SPAM or pornography as you have all noticed by now, and we want to
keep it that way.

IF YOU: Have a problem with anyone selling you an item from the Fox
Tango classifieds, there is a place to list those complaints on the
public forum. That is the place to list such problems. NOT HERE or
on any other Yahoo forum.

I highly suggest in order to have a safe trading / buying / selling
experience that you know with whom you are dealing! Get a call sign,
home address and telephone number where possible. Make payment via
Pay Pal so you can have a record of any transaction.
If anyone does you wrong we will not HOLD PUBLIC TRIAL or tear into
anyone on the Fox Tango Forums. I will not stand for this.
We do however carefully monitor those complaints that are posted to
the public forum complaint section with the hope that the seller
will make the transaction RIGHT! Then we will remove that posting
later.

Thanking all of you in advance for your understanding on these
matters and for making Fox Tango one of the best sites for
information and chat on the web.

Best Regards
Carol L. Maher W4CLM
Steven Peterson KG6JEV
Thomas Chapman KC9FOZ
Club Moderators all.
| 406|406|2006-09-11 15:34:20|news200451|Tempo Prices on Ebay|
I'm knew too ths so a friend said get a Tempo they are good radios.

I looked at ebay and someone has a Tempo and a wattmeter and a Turner
Microphone with a fan.

Is the microphone okay with that radio?? What should all of that be
worth since he's selling so cheap?

Larry
| 407|406|2006-09-11 16:50:25|richard pumphrey|Re: Tempo Prices on Ebay|
Larry:

I saw that one. I would say maybe max $200 for all. I had two Tempos that did have a problem with the audio being weak after it warmed up (on transmit). I would inquire about that one to make sure that it works propertly on SSB and does not wimp out after it warms up.

Richard wn9ddv

news200451 <news200451@... I'm knew too ths so a friend said get a Tempo they are good radios.

I looked at ebay and someone has a Tempo and a wattmeter and a Turner
Microphone with a fan.

Is the microphone okay with that radio?? What should all of that be
worth since he's selling so cheap?

Larry





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| 408|408|2006-09-13 18:31:53|spudnik144|LSB audio problem|
I just acquired a Tempo One. The audio sounds distorted on 80 meters
LSB, but 40 meters LSB sounds great. The distortion is only a problem
on strong signals.

The distortion sounds like the BFO level may be too low. Is that a
possibility? If so, what components should I look at? I've performed
the AGC alignment, replaced 6BZ6, 6BA6 and 12AX7 in the AGC section
and the 12AU7 tube in the Carrier Oscillator section, and adjusted the
USB and LSB frequency pots.

Any suggestions for components to check?

Thanks
| 409|408|2006-09-13 20:10:36|Jim|Re: LSB audio problem|
I think you have replaced quite a bit so far !

Do you have a scope available? any way to inject a calibration signal
at the Antenna Jack?


| 410|408|2006-09-14 02:28:20|spudnik144|Re: LSB audio problem|
Thanks for the reply Jim.

I do have a scope. I've injected a 9.000 mhz signal at the antenna
jack and performed the IF amplifier alignment by adjusting L101,
L102, L103 and L104.

| 411|406|2006-09-14 02:28:31|news200451|Re: Tempo Prices on Ebay|
YEP- Okay Richard thank so much!

I think I may just Spring for that TEMPO on Ebay by golly, he sounds
like a really decent person.
I wrote him several emails, he's a ham too. I see he has listed a
bunch of TEMPOS for parts today, there's even a cabinet and power
supply..

I might just grab all that stuff he has, I love goodies and old stuff,
I guess it's a going out of business sale. It may never come this way
again you know....

Great bunch here! Best of 73 to you.
Larry.


| 412|408|2006-09-14 04:26:57|spudnik144|Re: LSB audio problem|
OK, I found the problem. The previous owner had bypassed R167 to
ground. Fortunately the resistor was still there, and so all I had
to do was clip the bypass wire and the rig sounds wonderful. No idea
why that mod was done!

I haven't transmitted yet - it's missing the 6js6 tubes. I wonder
what surprises are in store in that stage?



| 413|261|2006-09-15 22:19:27|CLM|Re: EBAY TEMPO ONE|
Can anyone fill me in.
This guy Elmer, writes me today telling me he left the group because
there was another Tempo One club with MORE members and they were
giving away our FT-Newsleters for free. Does anyone know anyting
about this? The newsleters are copywrite to Inrad and this club so
I'd like to know what this guy is up to? He has only posted twice
to this fourm. Can anyone else find this fourm he is talking about?
Thanks
Carol W4CLM


-------------------------
The New TEMPO ONE Group is larger, and they give the FT Newsletters
away for FREE!!

More Files too! Best of DX! Joining the new group is by Invitation
from another member, the 14.280 TEMPO Club or 40 meters TEMPO
Club .7.252mhz.

Elmer
--------------------------




| 414|406|2006-09-15 22:45:35|CLM|Re: Tempo Prices on Ebay|
Another thing you might note about SUEBEEQUILTs besides ZERO feedback.
His shipping is listed as FREE.
Hummm Ok.
But then In his auciton he says He might ask for this or might ask for
that if he doesn't get his price. What is it Free shiping or Might be
this or that?

YOU JUST DON'T DO BUSINESS THIS WAY!

LIKE I SAID, USE CAUTION GUYS.

My gut feeling is stay away from this guy.


73s
Carol W4CLM
| 415|406|2006-09-15 22:45:43|CLM|Re: Tempo Prices on Ebay // suebeequilts( 0 )|
Hi guys,
RE: suebeequilts( 0 )

Something strikes me funny aobut this guy. He started to sell his
Tempo one for $500 about three weeks ago. Needless to say it did not
sell, then he re listed it with a high reserve. It still did not
sell. Then last week he had a reserve of something like $300 on the
thing and it didn't sell for the third time! I wrote him and the
guy was REALY, REALLY NASTY!

So my take on this seller is that something stinks. The guy puts up
what looks like very nice looking auctions, as if he has had some
experience selling on EBay in the past. He also apparently knows
something about radio, just how much I don't know. But regardless
why does the guy have ZERO feedback and his auctions look like he
has been selling for years. Maybe I'm wrong on this and Ebay seller
aids have just gotten so good now that anyone can put up a
professional looking auction. But something still strikes me funny
about thisguy with his ZERO feedback, wonder if he got kicked off
before and signed back on with a new account. I have a prety good
sense of detection on this sort of thing as I been dealing on ebay
since it's inception. I highly recommend caution here.

WE have power supplies and cabinet parts here at Fox Tango if you
need them. So My take on this and it's only my opinion.
IS BUY WITH CAUTION FROM THIS GUY.

Also one other thing, power supplies can be shipped in the USA for
$8.40 in a flat rate priority mail box! Yes $8 bucks. The power
supplies fit in these boxes like a GLOVE. No room for bubble wrap.
But I've sent several of these units in those boxes with NO
problems. You remove the feet and put them inside the case. Those
power supplies are built like a brick shit house! And they can make
the trip in one of those boxes just fine. When I send them to
people shipping is $8.40
Thought you might like to know this.

Best Regards
Carol W4CLM
w4clm@...








| 416|261|2006-09-15 23:36:53|Jim|Re: EBAY TEMPO ONE|
his praise for the listing on eBay makes me wonder if *he* is the
seller...



| 417|406|2006-09-15 23:44:41|Jim|Re: Tempo Prices on Ebay // suebeequilts( 0 )|
I agree with your assessment. That seller seems disingenuous...


| 418|406|2006-09-16 01:13:59|Brad Knapp|Re: Tempo Prices on Ebay|
YES...this guy is really out there. I bid on his $500 reserve
auction a while ago (my bid wasn't even close to his reserve!) and
of course his listing didn't sell. Then, I get a second chance
offer, which I wasn't interested in. This was back in August. He
the relisted, and it again didn't sell. Yesterday, out of the clear
blue, he snags onto my email address that he got by looking at an
auction that I have (for some machine shop buffing disks), and
states: "the radio is yours...tell me what how you want it sent, UPS
is best." I replied, and said that his rig did NOT sell, and that
he needs to read up on the obligations of sellers and bidders in
reserve price auctions. He replies with this song and dance about
he was being courteous be offering it to me, blah blah blah.

Run, don't walk, away from any dealings with this guy.

Brad


| 419|261|2006-09-16 02:37:10|Brad Knapp|Re: EBAY TEMPO ONE|
Yep, I think it's that guy, and he's a real tool. I think he had a Tempo
One CB business going that he's liquidating. Right now on eBay, he's
selling power mics, saying that they "really kick a radio", along with a
bunch of Tempo One basket case rigs, etc. Don't see his $500 radio, though.
Maybe someone found out about the 11 meter crystals and plunked down the
coin he wanted.



For the rest of us..go with what you already know. Carol has been running
this and Fox Tango and does a superb job. Just stay here, and you'll do
just fine.



Cheers,



Brad

N6KYS





_____

From: FT-200@yahoogroups.com [mailto:FT-200@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of
Jim
Sent: Friday, September 15, 2006 6:24 PM
To: FT-200@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [FT-200] Re: EBAY TEMPO ONE



his praise for the listing on eBay makes me wonder if *he* is the
seller...

--- In FT-200@yahoogroups. "elmerjens76" | 420|420|2006-09-16 02:42:07|CLM|Thanks for the vote of confidence!|
Thanks for the vote of confidence in us gang!

I don't now, I never had any dealings with this guy until I received
his NASTY reply to my Email and that's the last I want to do with
him. Something just was not right with him and it really bugged me
that he had NO feedback what so ever. That's usually a sign of a guy
either just starting out on EBay, or someone who has had a problem
in the past and has opened another account. Like I said, I just
smelled a rat.
He may just be perfectly alright. But in order to protect our own.
I'd say steer away. Let the stuff go cheap.

One thing I've learned in life, is be patient because there will
always be another one. Even if you have to pay a little more to deal
with a reputable individual.
Best 73s gang.
Carol W4CLM
| 421|406|2006-09-16 02:50:56|CLM|Re: Tempo Prices on Ebay|
What he's doing now is breaking up the set. He may get a little more
that way but he still won't make the $300 or more he wanted in the
fist place.
73
Carol W4CLM


--- In FT-200@yahoogroups.com, "Brad Knapp"
| 422|422|2006-09-16 19:32:46|Brad Knapp|Gray vs. Black Face Models|
Hey Carol, I'm a little new to the newsgroup and Tempo radios. This
has probably been asked a zillion times and is probably common
knowledge.....what difference (if any) is there between the grey face
and black face models? The grey face is older, isn't it?

Thanks and 73!

Brad
N6KYS
| 423|406|2006-09-17 22:44:05|CLM|Re: Tempo Prices on Ebay // Topic Closed|
I guess we will go ahead and close this topic.

Had some new person who just recently signed on to the forum, was
still in a moderated state write a note that he was tired of all the
BMC / bitch moan and complaining about the EBay thing and he wanted
to see something more technical. Telling me how this guy had a right
to sell how he wanted etc..etc...
I really didn't want to hear his whining! So he's gone!

I'm sorry if this EBay thread went on for a few days. But my gut
reaction is usually the best and from what I've read from others on
this forum they feel the same way too. Stay away from the guy. I
personally find it very hard to put in a bid with anyone that has
ZERO feedback as a seller. So enough on that subject.

It just happened to be the Soup De jour in the way of conversation
for the last few days! I'd rather you talk about it here with the
gang on the forum then see you get burned!

We're Looking out for you! Humm, heard that before some place!

Best 73
Carol W4CLm
| 424|422|2006-09-17 22:44:59|CLM|Re: Gray vs. Black Face Models|
Yes Brad, as far as the Black Henry Tempo One model, the gray ones are
older and usually have the tube type balanced modulator. There is a
good chance if you get a late model black unit made by Henry Radio you
will get a sold state modulator unit. Other then that they were
basiclaly all the same.

Now as for the overseas models the FT-200/FT-200S and FT-250, I'm not
sure if the above holds true!

Regards
Carol W4CLM




--- In FT-200@yahoogroups.com, "Brad Knapp" face
| 425|422|2006-09-18 00:19:33|Brad Knapp|Re: Gray vs. Black Face Models|
Thanks..I appreciate the info!





_____

From: FT-200@yahoogroups.com [mailto:FT-200@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of
CLM
Sent: Sunday, September 17, 2006 5:22 PM
To: FT-200@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [FT-200] Re: Gray vs. Black Face Models



Yes Brad, as far as the Black Henry Tempo One model, the gray ones are
older and usually have the tube type balanced modulator. There is a
good chance if you get a late model black unit made by Henry Radio you
will get a sold state modulator unit. Other then that they were
basiclaly all the same.

Now as for the overseas models the FT-200/FT-200S and FT-250, I'm not
sure if the above holds true!

Regards
Carol W4CLM

--- In FT-200@yahoogroups. face
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| 426|422|2006-09-18 04:52:40|Jim|Re: Gray vs. Black Face Models|
Hey ! another eBay "marketing advantage" !! (black spray paint)

| 427|422|2006-09-18 05:38:41|Brad Knapp|Re: Gray vs. Black Face Models|
Yep, and we mustn't forget to report the number of CB crystals a rig for
sale has installed!

Must cover ALL of 11 meters..every single kc is precious!





_____

From: FT-200@yahoogroups.com [mailto:FT-200@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of
Jim
Sent: Sunday, September 17, 2006 11:42 PM
To: FT-200@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [FT-200] Re: Gray vs. Black Face Models



Hey ! another eBay "marketing advantage" !! (black spray paint)

--- In FT-200@yahoogroups. | 428|428|2006-09-19 12:34:55|CLM|Mini CONTEST !!! Closed // Please be patient!|
We have a DOZEN great essays entered into the club Mini contest.

So I'm sure those who took the time to write will want me to and the
other judges to read them closely before we come back with the winners!
With all the work you guys put into these, we want to look them over
carefully.

So please be patient with us. I need to make sure Steven and Tom
have all the copies and they need to read them thoroughly as well.

We will be in touch via the main Fox Tango forum
73
Carol W4CLM
| 429|429|2006-09-20 16:56:12|Brad Knapp|Make your Tempo One safer!|
Guys, a while back, I was fiddling around with my Heath DX-60
transmitter on a bench in my garage. I was barefoot (yes we wear
shoes in Indiana!) on the dry concrete floor and I noticed a pretty
significant AC tingle when I touched the ungrounded rig. Turns
out, the DX-60 is like most rigs of the era, including the Tempo
One, where both of the incoming AC lines are bypassed with some
ceramic disk capacitors (C109 and C110 in the case of the AC One) to
the chassis metal ground. This presumably is to keep RF out of the
AC line, and maybe even bypassing any that may be entering the rig
from other sources. Anyway, back then, we had only two-
pronged, "non-polarized" ac wall plugs with no ground. So, if your
rig is ungrounded, and you are....you guessed it, a little surprise
awaits you compliments of Benton Harbor or Tokyo.

Do this..... unless you're a collector who's obsessed with leaving
your rig absolutely pristine, I STRONGLY recommend getting a modern
3 pronged AC cord from Lowes and substituting it for the existing
old cord!

Remember the color coding on an AC cord.... green is ground (connect
that to your chassis metal ground). Black is AC "hot", and white is
AC neutral.

Now, here's the rub..... the design in the switching between the AC
One and the Tempo One isn't safe either. Here's why....notice in
the schematic that the fuse in the AC One is at the opposite end of
the switching circuit. By convention (buildings, electronic gear,
etc), you always want to switch the hot (black) lead. If you put
the hot (black) lead directly on pin 9 on the power socket in the AC
One, you'll notice that your switched hot lead is not fused. The
fuse will now be on the white lead. If the rig were to ever blow
its fuse, and for some reason become ungrounded, there's a whole lot
of circuitry that is still hot and unprotected. If you touch
something that you shouldn't, or if something malfunctions and the
hot lead goes to the chassis, you'll have a lethal hot chassis.

Do this.... unsolder the leads that go to/from the fuse. Run your
black (hot) lead directly to one of the fuse connections. Run the
other fuse connection to pin 9 on the power socket. Solder together
the two wires that formerly were connected to the fuse, and insulate
with some heat shrink.

Simple! Now you have an electrically grounded rig (still ground it
properly for RF! Whole other topic!), where the hot lead first goes
to fuse protection and then goes out of the AC One to get switched
ON/OFF by your radio. Everything "downstream" of your ON/OFF switch
will essentially be neutral/dead when the rig is shut off.

Cheers, and 73!

Brad Knapp
N6KYS
| 430|429|2006-09-20 17:23:00|Kuhns, Arthur G SSG NGCA|Re: Make your Tempo One safer!|
Brad, Thank you very much for this information and repair tips. I cannot
tell you how many times my Tempo has bit me.

Art KK6PJ



Arthur Kuhns
Calif. Army National Guard
DPW Supply and Services
Camp Robert, CA. 93451
Comm. Ph.: 805-238-8880
DSN: 949-8880
Fax: 805-238-8137
Email: arthur.kuhns@...

_____

From: FT-200@yahoogroups.com [mailto:FT-200@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of
Brad Knapp
Sent: Wednesday, September 20, 2006 7:53 AM
To: FT-200@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [FT-200] Make your Tempo One safer!



Guys, a while back, I was fiddling around with my Heath DX-60
transmitter on a bench in my garage. I was barefoot (yes we wear
shoes in Indiana!) on the dry concrete floor and I noticed a pretty
significant AC tingle when I touched the ungrounded rig. Turns
out, the DX-60 is like most rigs of the era, including the Tempo
One, where both of the incoming AC lines are bypassed with some
ceramic disk capacitors (C109 and C110 in the case of the AC One) to
the chassis metal ground. This presumably is to keep RF out of the
AC line, and maybe even bypassing any that may be entering the rig
from other sources. Anyway, back then, we had only two-
pronged, "non-polarized" ac wall plugs with no ground. So, if your
rig is ungrounded, and you are....you guessed it, a little surprise
awaits you compliments of Benton Harbor or Tokyo.

Do this..... unless you're a collector who's obsessed with leaving
your rig absolutely pristine, I STRONGLY recommend getting a modern
3 pronged AC cord from Lowes and substituting it for the existing
old cord!

Remember the color coding on an AC cord.... green is ground (connect
that to your chassis metal ground). Black is AC "hot", and white is
AC neutral.

Now, here's the rub..... the design in the switching between the AC
One and the Tempo One isn't safe either. Here's why....notice in
the schematic that the fuse in the AC One is at the opposite end of
the switching circuit. By convention (buildings, electronic gear,
etc), you always want to switch the hot (black) lead. If you put
the hot (black) lead directly on pin 9 on the power socket in the AC
One, you'll notice that your switched hot lead is not fused. The
fuse will now be on the white lead. If the rig were to ever blow
its fuse, and for some reason become ungrounded, there's a whole lot
of circuitry that is still hot and unprotected. If you touch
something that you shouldn't, or if something malfunctions and the
hot lead goes to the chassis, you'll have a lethal hot chassis.

Do this.... unsolder the leads that go to/from the fuse. Run your
black (hot) lead directly to one of the fuse connections. Run the
other fuse connection to pin 9 on the power socket. Solder together
the two wires that formerly were connected to the fuse, and insulate
with some heat shrink.

Simple! Now you have an electrically grounded rig (still ground it
properly for RF! Whole other topic!), where the hot lead first goes
to fuse protection and then goes out of the AC One to get switched
ON/OFF by your radio. Everything "downstream" of your ON/OFF switch
will essentially be neutral/dead when the rig is shut off.

Cheers, and 73!

Brad Knapp
N6KYS







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| 431|429|2006-09-20 17:59:36|jjoiyd@juno.com|Re: Make your Tempo One safer!|
Me been bit lots of times - I am a humble ham and will correct the situation - soon -
AA2OJ - Timmy G


[Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
| 432|429|2006-09-20 18:09:51|Jim|Re: Make your Tempo One safer!|
Art,

You're probably still likely to get bitten - on TX tuning.

While Brad's corrections adequately address the antiquated A.C.
wiring. Take note of the disclaimer about RF grounding.!.!.!

Jim kb6okh



--- In FT-200@yahoogroups.com, "Kuhns, Arthur G SSG NGCA"
Behalf Of
to
(connect
AC
lot
insulate
| 433|429|2006-09-20 19:07:25|Kuhns, Arthur G SSG NGCA|Re: Make your Tempo One safer!|
That's Right RF Grounding. Never forget about that.



Arthur Kuhns
Calif. Army National Guard
DPW Supply and Services
Camp Robert, CA. 93451
Comm. Ph.: 805-238-8880
DSN: 949-8880
Fax: 805-238-8137
Email: arthur.kuhns@...

_____

From: FT-200@yahoogroups.com [mailto:FT-200@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of Jim
Sent: Wednesday, September 20, 2006 9:00 AM
To: FT-200@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [FT-200] Re: Make your Tempo One safer!



Art,

You're probably still likely to get bitten - on TX tuning.

While Brad's corrections adequately address the antiquated A.C.
wiring. Take note of the disclaimer about RF grounding.!.!.!

Jim kb6okh

--- In FT-200@yahoogroups. [mailto:FT-200@yahoogroups. to
(connect
AC
lot
insulate
[Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
| 434|429|2006-09-20 20:25:49|Brad Knapp|Re: Make your Tempo One safer!|
I know this isn't even close to rocket science, but I uploaded a
couple of pictures of this minor mod in the pictures section. Again,
not rocket science, but I think a significant safety issue, so that
explains my obsession with this.

Tempo rigs rule! See you on the air.

Brad Knapp
N6KYS
| 435|429|2006-09-20 20:27:15|Brad Knapp|Re: Make your Tempo One safer!|
Art...how cool, a National Guard guy! Hope you're staying out of sandland!
Thanks for your service.



73,

Brad N6KYS

(Retired Air Force Reserve)





_____

From: FT-200@yahoogroups.com [mailto:FT-200@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of
Kuhns, Arthur G SSG NGCA
Sent: Wednesday, September 20, 2006 12:06 PM
To: FT-200@yahoogroups.com
Subject: RE: [FT-200] Make your Tempo One safer!



Brad, Thank you very much for this information and repair tips. I cannot
tell you how many times my Tempo has bit me.

Art KK6PJ

Arthur Kuhns
Calif. Army National Guard
DPW Supply and Services
Camp Robert, CA. 93451
Comm. Ph.: 805-238-8880
DSN: 949-8880
Fax: 805-238-8137
Email: arthur.kuhns@ _____

From: FT-200@yahoogroups. Brad Knapp
Sent: Wednesday, September 20, 2006 7:53 AM
To: FT-200@yahoogroups.
Guys, a while back, I was fiddling around with my Heath DX-60
transmitter on a bench in my garage. I was barefoot (yes we wear
shoes in Indiana!) on the dry concrete floor and I noticed a pretty
significant AC tingle when I touched the ungrounded rig. Turns
out, the DX-60 is like most rigs of the era, including the Tempo
One, where both of the incoming AC lines are bypassed with some
ceramic disk capacitors (C109 and C110 in the case of the AC One) to
the chassis metal ground. This presumably is to keep RF out of the
AC line, and maybe even bypassing any that may be entering the rig
from other sources. Anyway, back then, we had only two-
pronged, "non-polarized" ac wall plugs with no ground. So, if your
rig is ungrounded, and you are....you guessed it, a little surprise
awaits you compliments of Benton Harbor or Tokyo.

Do this..... unless you're a collector who's obsessed with leaving
your rig absolutely pristine, I STRONGLY recommend getting a modern
3 pronged AC cord from Lowes and substituting it for the existing
old cord!

Remember the color coding on an AC cord.... green is ground (connect
that to your chassis metal ground). Black is AC "hot", and white is
AC neutral.

Now, here's the rub..... the design in the switching between the AC
One and the Tempo One isn't safe either. Here's why....notice in
the schematic that the fuse in the AC One is at the opposite end of
the switching circuit. By convention (buildings, electronic gear,
etc), you always want to switch the hot (black) lead. If you put
the hot (black) lead directly on pin 9 on the power socket in the AC
One, you'll notice that your switched hot lead is not fused. The
fuse will now be on the white lead. If the rig were to ever blow
its fuse, and for some reason become ungrounded, there's a whole lot
of circuitry that is still hot and unprotected. If you touch
something that you shouldn't, or if something malfunctions and the
hot lead goes to the chassis, you'll have a lethal hot chassis.

Do this.... unsolder the leads that go to/from the fuse. Run your
black (hot) lead directly to one of the fuse connections. Run the
other fuse connection to pin 9 on the power socket. Solder together
the two wires that formerly were connected to the fuse, and insulate
with some heat shrink.

Simple! Now you have an electrically grounded rig (still ground it
properly for RF! Whole other topic!), where the hot lead first goes
to fuse protection and then goes out of the AC One to get switched
ON/OFF by your radio. Everything "downstream" of your ON/OFF switch
will essentially be neutral/dead when the rig is shut off.

Cheers, and 73!

Brad Knapp
N6KYS

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| 436|436|2006-09-20 20:34:15|Franco Furlanetto|Tempo One on ebay|
Hello to everyone!

I'm a primer about FT-200 and your group: I'm from Italy and I'm waiting
for my licence. In the meantime I've bought an FT-200 without power supply,
so I'm looking for it.

I've seen the auctions of that guy and tried to bid, but I've also seen all
your comments on this group so I've asked to other buyer from him to send me
their comments about dealing with him. I will send you as soon as I will
receive from them. Really I agree with each comment: it is almost very very
unusual.

Regards.



Franco Furlanetto

Tel +39 340 7559069

Tel/fFax +39 0584 407314





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| 437|437|2006-09-21 22:12:30|CLM|Mini Contest results still pending|
Hi gang,
It's still in the works!

I just got finished reading the essays and I'm waiting to hear from
Tom and Steven's input.

These Essays are all great and it's almost unfair to any one
individual to try and say this person came in 1st, 2nd or 3rd.
There were only a dozen entries, had hoped for more. But since I'm a
slow reader, all the better for me! Hee Hee..

The stories are great and all are worthy of praise. Guess what I'LL
have to do beyond 1st, 2nd and 4rd is have honorable mention for the
rest of the entries. I'LL find something to give away.

We had one very long one by Mario G8ODE, I bet Mario is one of these
guys who talks a lot! Hi HI Gee, he wouldn't be a ham operator by
chance now, whould he!
Some short ones!
And some butt kissing!
And two that are my favorites.
But it was all in fun.

I've enjoyed it! Hope to have a final answer on the winners this
weekend.

Best 73
Carol W4CLm
| 438|422|2006-09-22 17:20:23|Hakan Koseoglu|Re: Gray vs. Black Face Models|
Hi Carol,

My FT-200's cardboard box has a very very faded B, doing a google
search for Yaesu and FT-200B returned only a single (and in japanese)
page.

Are there any major differences from the other models?

I boxed it when I was moving, now everything is settling down and it's
time to get it out of its box! :)
Cheers

--
Hakan (m1fcj)
| 439|439|2006-09-28 04:25:47|CLM|Mini Contest Results are in|
Hi Gang,
Well it was a really tough decision on who would place in what
positions, but we finally came to a straw count as to the first,
second and third place. We had a total of Eleven Essays entered into
the contest. Just about every one of them could have placed in any
of the three positions! So that being the case I decided that
anyone who entered will get an Honorable mention prize of the FT-
News Letters on CD ROM. IF you already have that we will accommodate
you some how! All really made for a great read and the three judges,
Tom KC9FOZ, Steven KG6JEV and myself included enjoyed reading all of
them thoroughly.

Originality was high on the list for the winners. Excessive length
and butt kissing killed a few but they were still most excellent.
Thus we could have easily any of them in 2nd or 3rd, so this was not
easy for us. We really went on originality and appreciation of your
old Yaesu rig, regardless of what one you own.

#1 First place is Russ Williams W6OHM
Russ wrote about his FT-101 and where technology was taking us to
the next level. A little bit of technical input, not funny but and
excellent read!! Agreed upon with three votes by the judges.

#2 Second place is Dennis AA2SW
Dennis wrote about an experience he had meeting the Club Founder
Milton Lowens when they lived in the same apartment house. He had a
visit with Milton in his shack and fell in love with radio. The rest
was history. Short and sweet.

#3 Michael Morris G6NVH
Dennis wrote to us about his FT-102 and was completely original, not
technical which made it a fun read and very creative though!
Everyone enjoyed is totally fresh and fictional approach to the
contest.

First prize: $100 in free stuff from the candy store! & or a clock
could be included if desired.

Second prize: 24 Hour Yaesu Clock with your Call Sign.

Third prize: Fox Tango T-Shirt and Hat.

Everyone else because they all were really great:
Honorable mention Fox Tango Newsletters on CD ROM. If you already
have one. We will work it out!

Best 73
Carol W4CLM
| 440|440|2006-10-02 04:21:58|Brad Knapp|Hi AC One voltages|
Jim, KB6OKH and I have been trying to figure out why the voltages on
this AC One (black) are so high. For starters, the HV secondary is
printed on the transformer as 480 VAC, not 460 VAC. Combine that with
a 122 VAC line voltage here locally (Carmel, IN), and the B+ ends up
being around 700 VDC. All of the other voltages are pretty high as
well.... 700 VDC (vice 600 VDC), 400 VDC (not 300 VDC), 200 VDC (not
150 VDC), and -115 VDC (not -100 VDC). I think the B+ is a separate
matter than the rest, because the winding is 480 VAC, and the rest are
due to the higher line AC voltages here locally. Anybody have any
similar experiences or have any thoughts about how they will affect
the radio?

Thanks a million,
Brad Knapp
N6KYS
| 441|440|2006-10-02 06:14:13|Jim|Re: Hi AC One voltages|
Anybody know a low-tech test for checking the primaries for shorted
windings?

resonance, perhaps? looking for something this side of renting
expensive TDR gear....

Thanks!

Jim - kb6okh

--- In FT-200@yahoogroups.com, "Brad Knapp" on
with
up
(not
separate
are
| 442|440|2006-10-02 06:47:29|Ken Osborne|Re: Hi AC One voltages|
I've run mine on 600vac tap for years. Gives around 800VDC to the finals.
Never had any trouble.
These old radios arn't too hard to put the smoke back into.
Ken
ZL3OZ

Brad Knapp wrote:

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| 443|440|2006-10-02 20:13:59|Brad Knapp|Re: Hi AC One voltages|
Hi Ken,

How are the rest of the voltages besides the B+ ?

Thanks,
Brad


| 444|440|2006-10-03 09:17:52|Ken Osborne|Re: Hi AC One voltages|
About usual actually -100 +150 +350

Brad Knapp wrote:

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| 445|440|2006-10-04 02:04:45|Jim|Re: Hi AC One voltages|
Thanks Steve !

That sounds like a good refinement of the "is it warm to the touch?"
test !

I'm wondering if we can directly measure the inductance of the
primary (using generally available digital volt meters & some simple
bridge circuit)

Since we have a calibrated 60 cycle source available (mains), and,
these voltmeters are cheap & accurate.... Maybe all we need to find
are some common bridge components... measure a couple different
rigs... & compare readings!

Jim

--- Steve <sjjones@...
| 446|429|2006-10-09 01:29:29|Brad Knapp|Re: Make your Tempo One safer!|
Got curious the other day to see what kind of voltage you'd see if
you were gounded and you touched your ungrounded rig..... my Fluke
voltmeter read 82 VAC....yikes!! Makes me wonder what king of
current continuously goes through those AC bypass capacitors to
ground even when a grounded rig is shut off. Seems like a needless
waste of current.....maybe in addition three-prong modifying (below),
good earth AND RF ground.......plug the AC One into a switchable
power strip to pull all power away from the AC One when the rig isn't
in use.

Can you imagine the lawsuits Yaesu and Heathkit would get if they
produced something like this today?!!



to
(connect
AC
lot
insulate
| 447|429|2006-10-10 10:55:30|Ken Osborne|Re: Make your Tempo One safer!|
Everythings earthed in this country Bro.
Sounds scary stuff to me having metal trickery boxes on two wire mains
leads.
You made me think about the power bill though.
Ken
ZL3OZ

Brad Knapp wrote:

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| 448|429|2006-10-11 04:28:27|Brad Knapp|Re: Make your Tempo One safer!|
Yeah, it's kind of funny....we laugh at ourselves today because we
demand that our kids wear a helmet before riding their bikes, while
remembering that wearing bike helmets was unheard of while we were
growing up...right around the time the DX-60 and Tempo One radios
hit the market!

Still, I think it's the right thing to do.... ground, ground, ground!
Being firmly ensconced in middle age now, with gray hair and loss of
near vision, I shudder to think what yet yet another good zap could
do to the ticker.

BTW, cool callsign....we need to have a Tempo One net and meet all
of the Tempo One brethren sometime!

73,
Brad
N6KYS



-- In FT-200@yahoogroups.com, Ken Osborne if
Fluke
needless
(below),
isn't
wear
pretty
Tempo
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the
rig
your
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| 449|429|2006-10-11 05:55:37|Jim|Re: Make your Tempo One safer!|
.01 microfarad @ 60 hz = 265K ohms @ 117 vac = 0.052 watt

not sure how much juice sells for from the bottom of the battery,
but, 'round 45 degrees N lattitude that'll add 3 tenths of a penny to
my monthly Edison offering.

Unless, of course, the extra capacitive reactance acts to correct the
power-factor of my inductive drive appliances... Then, potentially, it
could slow down the E company meter and save me a few pennies....

Your Mileage May Vary.

Jim

| 450|450|2006-10-12 05:25:27|Brad Knapp|Different power supplies|
While we're talking power and power supplies.... probably old news to
you Tempo One upperclassmen, but new discoveries for me. The gray AC
One has a larger power transformer and a 460 VAC HV secondary. The
black has a smaller transformer, and a 480 VAC HV secondary. I
noticed that the electrolytics are the same, but some of the ceramic
disks are a little different. The chokes are almost identical between
the two types of power supplies. The gauge of the wires throughout
seems small, even though they're carrying much more voltage than
current to produce the wattages we like in our radios....still, they
seem pretty lightweight.

Other than these subtle differences, and the higher voltages from the
black AC One, not much else is different. FWIW.

Brad,
N6KYS
| 451|451|2006-10-14 21:32:10|Brad Knapp|What happens when C55 fails?|
Dumb question from a Tempo newbee...what happens if/when C55 fails?
Does that single point failure take out a lot of circuitry along with
it?
Thanks,
Brad
N6KYS
| 452|451|2006-10-14 23:00:24|Jim|Re: What happens when C55 fails?|
Not sure, but, if it shorts....

plate voltage from V5 could replace bias on the control grid of both
finals. ( -90v fatal.



| 453|451|2006-10-15 09:15:30|Ken Osborne|Re: What happens when C55 fails?|
SEVERE AND ALMOST IMEDIATE DESTRUCTION OF FINALS BRAD.
IVE EXPERIENCED IT MYSELF AND SEEN ANOTHER AFTERWARDS.
+350 ON THE GRIDS. IT CAN HAPPEN WHEN ON RECEIVE AND YOU DONT KNOW
BECAUSE THE METER ISNT IN THE FINAL CIRCUIT AT THE TIME. JUST A HEAVY
HUM AND DIMMING OF THE DIAL LIGHT. VERY RED PLATES THEN SOMETHING GIVES.
IF YOU ARE LUCKY ITS THE FUSE. THE GOOD THING IS THESE OLD RIGS ARE NOT
HARD TO FIX.
IF IT HASN'T HAPPENED YET THEN PUT A .01 MFD 2KV CAP IN SERIES WITH IT
AND REPLACE IT AS WELL. TWO CAPS HERE ARE SAFER THAN ONE. IF YOU JUST DO
THE .01 IN SERIES YOU SHOULDNT HAVE TO REALIGN THE TEMPO. THERES ALSO
ONE OF THE SAME TYPE OF CAP (200PF???)(CANT REMEMBER THE C NUMBER) FROM
THE 12BY7 TUNED CIRCUITS TO GROUND. THIS ONE FAILS AS WELL AND CAUSES
TERIBLE NOISE WHILE ITS HAPPENING, OTHERWISE SHORTS THE 350 TO EARTH.
THIS ONE DOESN'T DESTROY TOO MUCH UNLESS YOU ARE UNLUCKY.
KEN.
ZL3OZ

Brad Knapp wrote:

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| 454|451|2006-10-15 15:20:38|Brad Knapp|Re: What happens when C55 fails?|
Hi Ken,
Thanks a million. I thought that there might be a weak spot in the
driver coupling circuitry after reading some of the older posts.
Carol has some caps on the website that I ordered last night. This
really helps....glad to see that your rig survived the ordeal.

Thanks again and 73!

Brad
N6KYS
| 455|451|2006-10-16 00:14:46|Brad Knapp|Re: What happens when C55 fails?|
Hey Ken,

Is that C32 or maybe C33?

Also, I'm wondering if these caps are undervalued (in voltage
ratings so they're beefier if you use higher voltage values), or why
these in particular tend to fail(?)


Thanks again,

Brad



THERES ALSO
FROM
CAUSES
EARTH.
| 456|63|2006-10-16 01:47:08|FT-200@yahoogroups.com|New file uploaded to FT-200 |
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kb6okh <telco_power@...| 461|461|2006-10-16 04:02:43|Brad Knapp|New capacitor data in the files section|
Great uploads, Jim!(KB6OKH)

It's nice reading the real deal. I always went on just rule-of-thumb
thinking on caps in older rigs.... replace old electrolytics, oil-
filled, paper (which account for most of the old tubulars), and leave
the ceramic and silver micas alone unless there's concern about an
individual cap. I guess that's why my paradigms didn't understand why
C55 would fail on its own.

Thanks!

Brad
N6KYS
| 462|338|2006-10-16 04:08:25|Jim|Re: 6146 modification|
Ken -

Would you be willing to share your bill-of-materials & circuit
modification diagrams?

I'm liking the idea of switching to a more robust finals design...

And, I'm guessing there are others' on-list that are due for a P.A.
overhaul too !!


Jim


| 463|338|2006-10-16 15:05:11|Steve|Re: Onother one|
Hi all,
Just reading the message below, my FT-200 has been running now for
about 18 months with 6DQ5 bottles in the finals. Easy swap to remove
the 6JS6 sockets and replace them with octals, make connections to the
bases using the original circuit, and add the neutralising mod (for
american stamped tubes). I chose the 6DQ5 for COST firstly (got a NOS
pair for $5.00 AU).. I run the 450v tap and get about 110wRMS,
slightly better on 20M though. The other reason for this choice was
the almost exact match with 6JS6 on inter-electrode capacitance and
operating parameters.. real close match... The other mod in mine is
the swap of 7360 mod tube.. I substituted a 6JH8 sheet beam with a
re-wire of the socket and removal of the resistor in the heater
chain.. Works a treat with good balance and good reports on-air..
Hope this helps others with bottle substitution....

Steve
VK8ZSJ

| 464|338|2006-10-16 15:06:31|Steve|Re: Onother one|
OOPS!!! forgot to add... If anyone wants to try this mod be
aware... some 6DQ5s have been manufactured with taller envelopes...Two
I have here are branded RCA and are too high to fit into the final
cage! (the sockets are mounted below chassis) I am using Realistic
Lifetime Tubes (did I hear a cringe or 2?) but they fit in the cage
and don't perform too bad at all!!

Cheeers
Steve
VK8ZSJ


| 465|338|2006-10-16 18:53:19|Brad Knapp|Re: Onother one|
Interesting reading Steve! Congratulations on the mod!



Brad

N6KYS





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From: FT-200@yahoogroups.com [mailto:FT-200@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of
Steve
Sent: Monday, October 16, 2006 8:24 AM
To: FT-200@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [FT-200] Re: Onother one




OOPS!!! forgot to add... If anyone wants to try this mod be
aware... some 6DQ5s have been manufactured with taller envelopes...Two
I have here are branded RCA and are too high to fit into the final
cage! (the sockets are mounted below chassis) I am using Realistic
Lifetime Tubes (did I hear a cringe or 2?) but they fit in the cage
and don't perform too bad at all!!

Cheeers
Steve
VK8ZSJ

--- In FT-200@yahoogroups. | 466|461|2006-10-16 19:53:55|Jim|Re: New capacitor data in the files section|
Yea - cool info.

Who woulda thunk you can "DE-AGE" ceramic caps in ur kitchen?
Heck, I didn't even know they decayed like that !!!

Then there is the self-healing aspect of Tantalum caps - way cool.




| 467|451|2006-10-17 09:42:23|Ken Osborne|Re: What happens when C55 fails?|
They are just a bum lot and probably under rated as well.
My ones were ugly little rectangular dark brown things. They were the
only two caps in the radio of that type.
When the other one starts to break down it sounds like 75 mtrs on a very
bad night, aerial on or off.
Its C40 in my rig. Looks like something out of a very old valve mantle
radio.
My 200 is siver face new in 1971.
Ken.

Brad Knapp wrote:

[Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
| 468|338|2006-10-17 10:47:12|Ken Osborne|Re: 6146 modification|
Well the only cost was the 100V zener diode. I had some octal sockets in
the junk box.
I just removed the original sockets and put the octals in. Wire the
filaments in series. Everything else is the same as original with the
exception of the screens. The existing screen supply wire cover with a
bit of sleeving and poke it out of the way. Take a 5W 100V zener diode
and wire it from the screens to the 350V supply where it appears at the
12BY7 coil assembly (the chassis side end). (Cathode end to the +350).
Set bias for about 50mA and do an alignment as per the book.
There was talk of neutralising in the original artical (break in
magazine) but mine worked fine as it was without adjustment.
If you need any more I'll scan the document and email it. It may
actually be already in the archives. I havn't looked.
Ken.


Jim wrote:

[Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
| 469|338|2006-10-17 10:55:45|Jim|Re: 6146 modification|
Thanks for the info !! if you find the article - that would be exceptionally cool !!!

Jim

Fedora 5 <-- Making Unix user-friendly



----- Original Message ----
From: Ken Osborne <ksjjrl@... To: FT-200@yahoogroups.com
Sent: Tuesday, October 17, 2006 3:43:12 AM
Subject: Re: [FT-200] Re: 6146 modification

Well the only cost was the 100V zener diode. I had some octal sockets in
the junk box.
I just removed the original sockets and put the octals in. Wire the
filaments in series. Everything else is the same as original with the
exception of the screens. The existing screen supply wire cover with a
bit of sleeving and poke it out of the way. Take a 5W 100V zener diode
and wire it from the screens to the 350V supply where it appears at the
12BY7 coil assembly (the chassis side end). (Cathode end to the +350).
Set bias for about 50mA and do an alignment as per the book.
There was talk of neutralising in the original artical (break in
magazine) but mine worked fine as it was without adjustment.
If you need any more I'll scan the document and email it. It may
actually be already in the archives. I havn't looked.
Ken.

Jim wrote:

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[Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
| 470|451|2006-10-17 14:48:06|Brad Knapp|Re: What happens when C55 fails?|
Ken, thanks, this helps a lot!!!!







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From: FT-200@yahoogroups.com [mailto:FT-200@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of
Ken Osborne
Sent: Tuesday, October 17, 2006 4:40 AM
To: FT-200@yahoogroups.com
Subject: Re: [FT-200] Re: What happens when C55 fails?



They are just a bum lot and probably under rated as well.
My ones were ugly little rectangular dark brown things. They were the
only two caps in the radio of that type.
When the other one starts to break down it sounds like 75 mtrs on a very
bad night, aerial on or off.
Its C40 in my rig. Looks like something out of a very old valve mantle
radio.
My 200 is siver face new in 1971.
Ken.

Brad Knapp wrote:

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[Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
| 471|338|2006-10-17 14:51:13|Brad Knapp|Re: 6146 modification|
Ken, you ARE the man!



Say...I'll ask so you're getting requests from two guys instead of
one...We're ganging up on you, man!



Anyway, any chance for some digital pictures of the mod uploaded to the
photos section?



Thanks Ken,



Brad

N6KYS







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From: FT-200@yahoogroups.com [mailto:FT-200@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of
Jim
Sent: Tuesday, October 17, 2006 5:56 AM
To: FT-200@yahoogroups.com
Subject: Re: [FT-200] Re: 6146 modification



Thanks for the info !! if you find the article - that would be exceptionally
cool !!!

Jim

Fedora 5 <-- Making Unix user-friendly

----- Original Message ----
From: Ken Osborne Subject: Re: [FT-200] Re: 6146 modification

Well the only cost was the 100V zener diode. I had some octal sockets in
the junk box.
I just removed the original sockets and put the octals in. Wire the
filaments in series. Everything else is the same as original with the
exception of the screens. The existing screen supply wire cover with a
bit of sleeving and poke it out of the way. Take a 5W 100V zener diode
and wire it from the screens to the 350V supply where it appears at the
12BY7 coil assembly (the chassis side end). (Cathode end to the +350).
Set bias for about 50mA and do an alignment as per the book.
There was talk of neutralising in the original artical (break in
magazine) but mine worked fine as it was without adjustment.
If you need any more I'll scan the document and email it. It may
actually be already in the archives. I havn't looked.
Ken.

Jim wrote:

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[Non-text portions of this message have been removed]





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| 472|338|2006-10-18 11:17:26|Ken Osborne|Re: 6146 modification|
we'll see.

Brad Knapp wrote:

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| 473|473|2006-10-19 11:45:54|Jim|problem? - or not ?|
I'm resurrecting a Tempo 1, and during the alignment I get *THIS* on
the cathode of the RX mixer.... http://groups.yahoo.com/group/FT-
200/files/IM000215.JPG

http://f1.grp.yahoofs.com/v1/kD43RdMMZyzgQsFD_eAipAuhnydia70zUJvOXhlLFOG
KM_S7aGF0GbZfxTsM58fVUsKmfbS5FVDKsuzLkScT0QzTbyAvDtgLYLA/IM000215.JPG

The manual says "Osc inj - should read
Well, it meets that spec.... but I'm wondering what kinda distortion
or whistles this waveform will cause. Anybody got ideas?

Jim (kb6okh)
| 474|338|2006-10-27 01:53:50|Brad Knapp|Re: 6146 modification|
Never mind. Thanks anyway.

73,
Brad
N6KYS


| 475|338|2006-10-31 00:26:14|Brad Knapp|Re: 6146 modification|
Anybody else have a picture of a 6146 finals mod?

Thanks and 73,
Brad
N6KYS


--- In FT-200@yahoogroups.com, "Brad Knapp" of
uploaded
40yahoogroups.com 40maxnet.co.nz with
zener
appears
a
the
| 476|338|2006-11-03 12:02:24|Ken Osborne|Re: 6146 modification|
Heres the pix. Sorry its a bit messy as it was done in a hurry.
First off. Just for fun while I had the sockets in there I wired them
for the old time 6V6GT. (Audio tube from old time valve radios) Ran the
plate wires through spaghety from the underside. Put the supply secondry
down to lowest tap (260V) and got 12 watts out of the thing!!!

6146B mod.
You can see the 100V zener diode. I added a small tagstrip to terminate
the screen end of the diode as it then has to jump right across the
valve socket (orange wire).
You could put the tube sockets other way round but then the control grid
would have to do the long reach. Use the existing bypass caps. Add more
if you need to.
Dont forget the fils must be in series. ( blue wire through yellow wire
to ground at far side)
I only used one of the G3/cathode terminals on each socket, but I heard
some where they (three I think) should all be bonded together at the
socket pins and that gives better performance on 10 mtrs. ????
Ken.
ZL3OZ



Brad Knapp wrote:

[Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
| 477|338|2006-11-06 03:04:29|Brad Knapp|Re: 6146 modification|
Hi Ken,

Sorry about not getting back to you sooner....I finally got some computer access in an "internet cafe" (quite a stretch) here in Hong Kong. Anyway, I don't think the picture made it in your post....might be this computer system, not sure.
Thanks Ken and 73!

Brad
N6KYS



Ken Osborne <ksjjrl@... Heres the pix. Sorry its a bit messy as it was done in a hurry.
First off. Just for fun while I had the sockets in there I wired them
for the old time 6V6GT. (Audio tube from old time valve radios) Ran the
plate wires through spaghety from the underside. Put the supply secondry
down to lowest tap (260V) and got 12 watts out of the thing!!!

6146B mod.
You can see the 100V zener diode. I added a small tagstrip to terminate
the screen end of the diode as it then has to jump right across the
valve socket (orange wire).
You could put the tube sockets other way round but then the control grid
would have to do the long reach. Use the existing bypass caps. Add more
if you need to.
Dont forget the fils must be in series. ( blue wire through yellow wire
to ground at far side)
I only used one of the G3/cathode terminals on each socket, but I heard
some where they (three I think) should all be bonded together at the
socket pins and that gives better performance on 10 mtrs. ????
Ken.
ZL3OZ

Brad Knapp wrote:

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[Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
| 478|338|2006-11-06 07:15:43|Ken Osborne|Re: 6146 modification|
Attn Carol.
I sent pictures of 6146 sockets in FT200 to this address and wee note at
bottom says non text portions have been removed.
How do I sent these jpg files.
About 80k each max.
Ken.

Brad Knapp wrote:

[Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
| 479|338|2006-11-06 17:12:45|Jim|Re: 6146 modification|
If you have web access, you could add them to the Files section.
(be sure to check the box about announcing the files to the group)


http://groups.yahoo.com/group/FT-200/files/


Thanks

Jim


| 480|480|2006-11-13 21:35:37|William|Tempo-One FINAL and Nixie tube needed|
I am in need of a 6JS6 for my "black" Tempo-One and a nixie tube for
the Tempo DFD-1423 display. The nixie tube has a number of DA-1300 on
it.

THANKS
William N5TXN
| 481|480|2006-11-14 13:30:24|Brad Knapp|Re: Tempo-One FINAL and Nixie tube needed|
eBay just about always has some 6JS6 tubes listed.....but I think the
word has gotten out on their popularity with the vintage Yaesu crowd.
Also, the 7360 tubes are outrageously priced, and the 12BY7 tubes are
also expensive. Otherwise the rest of the tube set still seems
affordable.




n FT-200@yahoogroups.com, "William"
| 482|480|2006-11-14 16:36:45|Brad Knapp|Re: Tempo-One FINAL and Nixie tube needed|
Trying to figure out "why" on the 12BY7 and 7360's....

12BY7 is a popular driver tube....Kenwoods, Heathkits, Yaesus.

7360 is a balanced modulator that was also used in Collins gear, and as
all good Tempo afficionados know.....replaced by a solid state board on
later Tempos, so maybe smaller numbers produced drive up their cost
today(?)

Oh well, incentive to hit the hamfest fleamarkets and keep a sharp eye
out!

Cheers,
Brad
N6KYS
| 483|480|2006-11-17 00:32:44|CLM|Re: Tempo-One FINAL and Nixie tube needed|
Brad you're exactly right that 7360 was used in collins equipment.
But they became quite expensive and were later subsituted by Yaesu
with the solid state modulator board. One could almost put a solid
state board in an older FT-200, but it would take a lot of work and
a lot of resistors associated with the tube circuitry would also
have to be removed as not to blow up the solid state board with H.V.
for the old tube. Bottom line, if I were looking for 73650's I would
just hunt one up because there are plenty around still. If I were
looking for an FT-200 / Tempo One I'd prefer one with the solid
state modulator board.

73
Carol W4CLm



--- In FT-200@yahoogroups.com, "Brad Knapp" and as
board on
cost
eye
| 484|338|2006-11-17 00:33:18|CLM|Re: 6146 modification|
I'd HIGHLY RECOMMEND to shy away from doing any 6146 modification in
the FT-200 or FT-101 series transceivers. I've seen it done several
times and THE MOD NEVER REALLY WORKS RIGHT! You will wind up with a
bigger mess then had you just paid the price for the right tubes to
begin with. Problems that occur will be Birdies in the receiver,
oscillations and trouble neutralizing the tubes, also low TX output
as 6146 tubes usually run on about 900Vdc and the FT-200 and FT-101
have about 7650 on the final plate, under load even less about 650V.

Over all If you want to take a chance and ruin a rig, or just want
to do the mod for the heck of it, I can't stop you. But in my
experience, it is just not worth the time, money , effort and hassle
to get the rig to work right later on.

Just my thought on the matter.
73
Carol




| 485|480|2006-11-17 00:43:41|Brad Knapp|Re: Tempo-One FINAL and Nixie tube needed|
Thanks Carol.. Always nice to get a historical perspective of our rigs!



73,

Brad

N6KYS





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From: FT-200@yahoogroups.com [mailto:FT-200@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of
CLM
Sent: Thursday, November 16, 2006 5:19 PM
To: FT-200@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [FT-200] Re: Tempo-One FINAL and Nixie tube needed



Brad you're exactly right that 7360 was used in collins equipment.
But they became quite expensive and were later subsituted by Yaesu
with the solid state modulator board. One could almost put a solid
state board in an older FT-200, but it would take a lot of work and
a lot of resistors associated with the tube circuitry would also
have to be removed as not to blow up the solid state board with H.V.
for the old tube. Bottom line, if I were looking for 73650's I would
just hunt one up because there are plenty around still. If I were
looking for an FT-200 / Tempo One I'd prefer one with the solid
state modulator board.

73
Carol W4CLm

--- In FT-200@yahoogroups. and as
board on
cost
eye
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| 486|486|2006-11-17 01:46:32|David Goncalves|Looking for Manual for Tempo DFD Frequency Display|
Recently received a nice pair of Tempo Ones, and a DFD display (with
Nixies). I need the schematic
for the DFD to remove the rework done for CB use. Anybody have one?

--
David Goncalves
W1EUJ


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| 487|480|2006-11-17 04:34:37|Dave Edwards|Re: Tempo-One FINAL and Nixie tube needed|
I 'think' you can also gut one out of an old Eico 7 'drifty' three....as I recall.
...Dave
| 488|488|2006-11-22 00:44:34|Ron|FT-101EE|
Does anyone know if the power supply for a Tempo One will also work on
an FT-101EE??
Thanks Ron
| 489|488|2006-11-22 01:13:51|William Ellis|Re: FT-101EE|
Ron,

I would say no just because the FT-101EE supply is built in and is looking
for 110VAC or 12VDC. The Tempo-One power supply and supplies high voltage.

William/N5TXN


| 490|488|2006-11-22 01:23:16|harley5477@aol.com|Re: FT-101EE|
The power supply on Ft-101 EE is built into the radio and the tempo one is
external.
N9ex


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| 491|491|2006-11-22 01:36:27|CLM|Proper Packing of your valued equipment|
Demand your seller / shipper packs your equipment properly.
Proper packing and shipping of your valued equipment
http://tinyurl.com/ybuqco


73s
Carol W4CLM
| 492|492|2006-11-22 03:03:41|David Evans|FT200 rehabilitation|
I began this thread on the Fox tango group page but was kindly
advised that there was a special interest group here. I am trying to
get my old FT200 back on the air again after many years operating
exclusively on qrp. I bought it 30 years ago on the Edgware Rd in
London and it gave excellent service for anumber of years.
I had managed to get good output into a dummy load on all bands with
a new pair of PA valves I got on e bay. Reception was marred,
however, by a crackling staic-like background noise which was present
even without an antenna. Apart from this I managed to peak up
reception on all bands without too much difficulty and was about to
turn my attention to the origin of the static-like background noise.
I should mention I had got the excellent CD from this site which
helped me with some of the smaller problems I had faced. Then today
when I switched on - no audio. No audio at all. As if the loudspeaker
had been cut off. First of all I checked to see if there was audio on
the phones - no. I then discovered that the ECL82 output valve was
cold- and it usually runs hot of course. I tried swapping the valve
to no avail. Then I tried to see if I had any audio at the volume
control - some noise but no audible signals... I decided to check
transmitter output as the meter showed the rig was apparently
behaving normally. Full output on tune on all bands. That's as far as
I have got. Before I get in too deep for my own good -does this ringa
bell to anyone out there? Help, please! Thanks in advance and 73
David CT4RL
| 493|488|2006-11-22 03:29:22|Ron Pearson|Re: FT-101EE|
Thanks. I saw a deal for a FT-101EE minus power supply and thought I'd have a go at it. This changed my mind. Thanks

William Ellis <weejr56@...
I would say no just because the FT-101EE supply is built in and is looking
for 110VAC or 12VDC. The Tempo-One power supply and supplies high voltage.

William/N5TXN

| 494|494|2006-11-22 21:32:18|ab2nm|Waht's a fai asking price?|
Hi all. Best wishes for a happy Thanksgiving Day!

I am suffering from a common malady - TMR - Too Many
Radios. I am toying with placing the Tempo One up for
sale, probably via eBay.

I'll be selling the following:
Tempo One - grey case, not black
Tempo One speaker/power supply
Tempo One VFO
All required cables
FT Newsletters CD
FT CD with schematics, service manual, etc.


I'd like to draw upon the group's knowledge and
experience for the following questions:

1) Is it best to sell as a set, or separately?
2) What are fair prices for this set, or separate
items?

All items are working 100%. No mods, although, if I
keep them, I might just do a few mods.

Thanks for your time and insight.

73,

Don
AB2NM



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| 495|494|2006-11-22 22:03:35|Brad Knapp|Re: Waht's a fai asking price?|
Don,



I would definitely sell that VFO separately. I've seen those go for as much
as a radio when listed on their own.



As for the radio/power supply..that's hit or miss. Usually, the power
supplies don't command as much as the VFOs on their own. If a power supply
is listed with a rig, I don't think you'll lose anything in a package deal.
If the radio and power supply are working, and the units are in nice shape,
I don't think getting $175-$200 is out of the question. This is one of
those "mileages vary" deals..you'll probably get opinions all over the place
on this one.



List the VFO separately, though. A guy with a full up station might be
looking for just that item and be willing to open up his wallet to get it.



Good luck, hate to see you leave the world of Tempos!





Brad

N6KYS





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From: FT-200@yahoogroups.com [mailto:FT-200@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of
ab2nm
Sent: Wednesday, November 22, 2006 2:17 PM
To: ft200 henry tempo one group
Subject: [FT-200] Waht's a fai asking price?



Hi all. Best wishes for a happy Thanksgiving Day!

I am suffering from a common malady - TMR - Too Many
Radios. I am toying with placing the Tempo One up for
sale, probably via eBay.

I'll be selling the following:
Tempo One - grey case, not black
Tempo One speaker/power supply
Tempo One VFO
All required cables
FT Newsletters CD
FT CD with schematics, service manual, etc.

I'd like to draw upon the group's knowledge and
experience for the following questions:

1) Is it best to sell as a set, or separately?
2) What are fair prices for this set, or separate
items?

All items are working 100%. No mods, although, if I
keep them, I might just do a few mods.

Thanks for your time and insight.

73,

Don
AB2NM

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| 496|492|2006-11-22 22:26:36|David Evans|Re: FT200 rehabilitation|
--- In FT-200@yahoogroups.com, "David Evans" to
with
present
noise.
loudspeaker
on
as
ringa
Me again. Mea culpa. Mea maxima culpa! I must have been having a
really bad day yesterday because the reason I had no audio was
because I had pulled the 6U8 valve to see if I could replace it from
my valve collection and had forgotten to put it back!! Amazing I
overlooked the fact that there was an empty socket! Sorry everyone
false alarm. The one problem which does remain , however,is the
background noise which is not affected by the RF gain and is always
present even with a dummy load.Most of the valves are recent
replacements- in fact all of them in the receiver section. I am using
a 6DC6 instead of a 6BZ6 in receiver RF amp and a 6EW6 instead of a
6BZ6 in the 2nd IF amp.And 6JS6Cs in the PA of course. Apart from
that there are no other mods. I would be grateful for any suggestions
regarding the explanation for the rustling static-like noise I am
hearing in the background without an antenna. 73 David CT4RL
| 497|494|2006-11-22 23:07:27|Ron Pearson|Re: Waht's a fai asking price?|
Don... I paid $100.00 for my Tempo One w/prw supply last year. As much as you may love yours they don't really get very much for them on EBAY. Good Luck Ron

ab2nm <ab2nm@...
I am suffering from a common malady - TMR - Too Many
Radios. I am toying with placing the Tempo One up for
sale, probably via eBay.

I'll be selling the following:
Tempo One - grey case, not black
Tempo One speaker/power supply
Tempo One VFO
All required cables
FT Newsletters CD
FT CD with schematics, service manual, etc.

I'd like to draw upon the group's knowledge and
experience for the following questions:

1) Is it best to sell as a set, or separately?
2) What are fair prices for this set, or separate
items?

All items are working 100%. No mods, although, if I
keep them, I might just do a few mods.

Thanks for your time and insight.

73,

Don
AB2NM

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| 498|488|2006-11-22 23:27:17|Pierre Wells|Re: FT-101EE|
Ron the 101 does NOT need an exterior power supply contrary to the FT 200!
Peter VE2FAR

William Ellis <weejr56@...
I would say no just because the FT-101EE supply is built in and is looking
for 110VAC or 12VDC. The Tempo-One power supply and supplies high voltage.

William/N5TXN

| 499|488|2006-11-22 23:38:03|Pierre Wells|Re: FT-101EE|
I forgot ...don't go plugging in the FT 200m power supply on the 101 you will get sparks and smoke!!
The plug on the 101 is for 110v AC and 12 v DC ( if the inverter option is there)
William Ellis <weejr56@...
I would say no just because the FT-101EE supply is built in and is looking
for 110VAC or 12VDC. The Tempo-One power supply and supplies high voltage.

William/N5TXN

| 500|492|2006-11-22 23:47:40|Pierre Wells|Re: FT200 rehabilitation|
David
Before you go digging too deep there are two things which must be done!
1. Clean the relays... This is done by sliding through repeatedly smooth cardboard strips soaked in contact cleaning solution and then repeating again with a dry srip to burnish lightly the contacts. Don't forget to do this for the normally open contacts too.
2. Give all of the rotary switches a good cleaning with contact cleaner. Use sparingly as the Yaesu phenolic wafers don't like to be soaked too often.
3. Clean the contacts of the '' Oper-rec-cal '' switch..this one often causes problems.
If the noise persists turn the rig on its side with the case off. Run it with the accesory plug off as to have the final tubes not heating. Turn speaker up and start prodding around with an insulated rod. Be careful there are very high and dangerous voltages in there. Always keep a hand im your back or in a pocket while yu do this. Often the proddind action will affect the noise level at a certain place in the rig. If so once you find the weak spot re-do the solder points and that should settle it. If not you are going to get a signal tracer or a scope and start going thru the amplification stages until you find the origin of the noise. You can also go at it by removing one tube after another starting with the first rf antenna amp and working yourself up the chain. This way you can get an idea of where the noise is being produced.
Oh yes, also try rocking the tubes in ttheir sockets sometimes its a bad contact.

73
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| 502|492|2006-11-23 05:46:21|David Evans|Re: FT200 rehabilitation|
Thanks for the advice Pierre.
I have been having trouble with the op-rcv-cal switch and have
already tried to clean the contacts with fluid. One other problem is
that the travel of this switch is too long on operate- which means
that its very fiddly to leave it in the transmit position. It usually
slides beyond the contacts unless I am very careful. A bit of a
nuisance. I will see if there is anything loose or any dry solder
joints - and yes, rest assured I am extremely careful when I have the
case off!As far as the relays are concerned presumably you mean slide
a thin piece of card between the contacts. Sounds a bit dodgy to me,
something of a delicate operation- those 100v relays cant be easy to
find! But you must have done it, so I will try. Anyway I have enough
to go on with now. Thanks again and I will report back.

73 David CT4RL

| 503|488|2006-11-23 16:30:07|Brad Knapp|Re: FT-101EE|
OK everybody, let's get off Ron's case. Obviously he didn't know
that the FT-101EE has an internal supply unlike the Tempo One. Let's
don't make fun of his honest question with "sparks and smoke"
replies. Does anyone REALLY think that someone out there would try
and plug an FT-101EE AC line cord into an AC One's 11 pin power
socket somehow? Geeezzzzz.......


Brad
N6KYS




| 504|488|2006-11-23 17:16:00|Jim|Re: FT-101EE|
I heard that particular mod is good for an extra 100 watts !!!!

| 505|488|2006-11-23 17:42:35|Brad Knapp|Re: FT-101EE|
I think you just gave the 11 meter Tempo guys an idea!


| 506|488|2006-11-23 18:50:03|Ron Pearson|Re: FT-101EE|
Brad... No problem. It's always nice to see the egg-heads come to life. If they took the time to read the first answer they wouldn't have to do the hot air thing. But what the heck... Happy Thanksgiving to all..... Ron

Brad Knapp <boeingdriver757@... that the FT-101EE has an internal supply unlike the Tempo One. Let's
don't make fun of his honest question with "sparks and smoke"
replies. Does anyone REALLY think that someone out there would try
and plug an FT-101EE AC line cord into an AC One's 11 pin power
socket somehow? Geeezzzzz.......

Brad
N6KYS

| 507|492|2006-11-23 22:24:33|dom.rivron|Re: FT200 rehabilitation|
My (third hand?) FT200 made a static-like noise as you describe with no antenna connected when I first got it. The problem just went away after a while. At first it was constant, then sporadic, then not at all. I'm not sure what it was or why. Can electrolytics cause such problems if they are left unused for a while? I just dont know...
73
Dominic
m0kxd

| 508|492|2006-11-24 18:35:37|David Evans|Re: FT200 rehabilitation|
sounds as though it could have been the effects of dampness
somewhere...Which disappeared as it dried out with use, maybe? David
CT4RL

| 509|492|2006-11-24 19:44:47|Jim|Re: FT200 rehabilitation|
I've been suprised just how "microphonic" this rig is, in general. I
get noise from the speaker when I probe around in areas that are far
removed from the main rx line .... suspect the inter-stage bias lines
are inadequately isolated & poorly filtered.

Having just trampled on the most beloved aspect of this SIG &
alienating our host -- I hope to offer some ideas for troubleshooting &
restoring these beauties.

I believe you are referring to the "snap, crackle, & pop" of corona
discharge within your rig.

While it is best to actively search out the cause (using an O'scope
with persistence) some additional things you might try:

using a needle file, remove all "pointy barbs" from the high voltage
circuits inside the radio and power-supply.

start yanking tubes... suggestion = V101 to start ! Yank V101 (the
final audio amp) tube, now, get a pair of sensitive (sony walkman type)
headphones and plug them in. You are listening to the +300 volt supply
(through C102 and C104).... Is it quiet?

If so, replace V101 and start working your way up though the receiver
(tube by tube) you are looking for the point where pulling a tube does
NOT affect the "snap, crackle, & pop".




| 510|492|2006-11-24 23:58:22|David Evans|Re: FT200 rehabilitation|
First of all , many thanks for all the suggestions!
I have given the relays a clean and i got the oper -rec-cal switch
out and gave that a once over too. It still seems to be a bit
finicky, however. Maybe it's not the knife switch and its contacts
after all. "Tune" works fine every time with the knife switch in oper
position but "CW" is a very different matter- sometimes it works ok,
mostly it doesn't- the solution so far is to leave the rig in oper
(when I've got the right position) and the ptt vox switched to vox.
That way I don't have to switch between receive and transmit.Could it
be a question of carrier insertion - or lack of it?
On the question of snap crackle and pop- it doesn't seem to be going
away with use. Nor is it getting worse- nor does it seem to interfere
with reception on strong signals with RF gain up- but it is
irritating! I have tried pulling valves as suggested- firstly v101 ,
the output valve. I can't hear a thing with that out- even with
headphones. Then starting with the Rf amp- which for me is now 6DC6-
no change, then the first and second IF valves 6BA6 and 6EW6
(replacing 6BZ6 )no change in either case. If the electrolytics in
the circuit of v101 were leaky would this cause crapple snash and
plop? Just a thought.Forgive my thinking aloud -perhaps my
meanderings will provide one of the experts out there with a clue.
In any event many thanks and don't give up on me yet!(By the way I
haven't got an oscilloscope)
73 David CT4RL
| 511|492|2006-11-25 02:12:33|Jim|Re: FT200 rehabilitation|
more volume can be obtained (while listening with V101 removed) by
using the 600 audio output of T1 and temporarily placing another
capicator in parallel with C102. I'd recommend stuffing the positive
lead of a 47 microfarad 150 volt electrolytic into the socket pin 6,
and stuff the neg lead into pin 7. That should bring the sound
pressure up a bit !

As for C101/C104 ? maybe... they might be the noise source. impulse
noise mostly?

What result did you get after re-installing V101 & removing V102
(detector & agc) was the crapple snash & plop still happening with V102
removed?

Jim

| 512|512|2006-11-26 02:10:13|Brad Knapp|C55 component value|
Does anybody know if the capacitance of C55 (that troublesome cap) is
critical? OK, I know anything with tubes is anything but
critical....but was just wondering that if that cap was replaced with
a higher capacitance one (if that's all that could be found in a big,
manly, high voltage rated cap), would that somehow screw up some time
constant or phase angle instead of merely coupling to the PA tubes(?)

Thanks!

Brad
N6KYS
(-5 degrees F in Anchorage, AK!)
| 513|512|2006-11-26 05:14:07|Derek Brown|Re: C55 component value|
Brad,

If you look on the FT200 drawing you'll see that C55 is 100pF @ 1KV, DO NOT change it's value, you'll screw up the alignment, look on the main Fox Tango website under the Candy Store, Carol has direct replacements......

73 Derek G8ECI


----- Original Message ----
From: Brad Knapp <boeingdriver757@... To: FT-200@yahoogroups.com
Sent: Sunday, 26 November, 2006 2:53:04 AM
Subject: [FT-200] C55 component value

Does anybody know if the capacitance of C55 (that troublesome cap) is
critical? OK, I know anything with tubes is anything but
critical.... but was just wondering that if that cap was replaced with
a higher capacitance one (if that's all that could be found in a big,
manly, high voltage rated cap), would that somehow screw up some time
constant or phase angle instead of merely coupling to the PA tubes(?)

Thanks!

Brad
N6KYS
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| 514|512|2006-11-26 05:54:17|Derek Brown|Re: C55 component value|
Sri Brad, I have only just got on the PCand did not fully understand the content of your mail, the caps in the Candy store are the latest spec that Carol bought from a US supplier, this Cap in this position is a common failure soucre on all the Tubed Yaesu radios' and there's mucho mail on the devices and the consequences of failing to replace them, I had one fail on a FT101Z only after a couple of years from new ! But my comments re: alignment still stand, it will be screwed up to be sure. Ok if you got 2x200pF 1KV devices in series, that shud work, also if I remember maybe a much larger cap i.e. 0.01uf in series with original (or new 100pf) both at 1KV should be ok, Ct = 99pf !! I guess you where thinking along the lines of some doorknob variety or similar, I would think that would be overkill, as the actual RF current flow through the device is very small, it's just the Driver Plate Volts one side and the negative grid bias the other combined with the heat generated by
the tubes and I guess the materials used in the original cap, just tend to cause problems over the course of time. A couple of bucks to Carol and your problem is solved.

Sri again for my be-fuddled grey matter to understand your meanings......It's early over here (Yemen, Middle East) and that's my excuse, cant use any other it's a "dry site".....

73 again Derek G8ECI


----- Original Message ----
From: Brad Knapp <boeingdriver757@... To: FT-200@yahoogroups.com
Sent: Sunday, 26 November, 2006 2:53:04 AM
Subject: [FT-200] C55 component value

Does anybody know if the capacitance of C55 (that troublesome cap) is
critical? OK, I know anything with tubes is anything but
critical.... but was just wondering that if that cap was replaced with
a higher capacitance one (if that's all that could be found in a big,
manly, high voltage rated cap), would that somehow screw up some time
constant or phase angle instead of merely coupling to the PA tubes(?)

Thanks!

Brad
N6KYS
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| 515|512|2006-11-26 07:07:57|Jim|Re: C55 component value|
The design question boils down to the trade-off of interstage coupling,
namely: bandwidth -vs- gain.

a "loosely" coupled amplifier will have narrow bandwidth and fast
attack.
a "critically" coupled amplifier is said to be one in which the gain is
maximized.
a "closely" coupled amplifier will exhibit a dip in gain at Fo with
gain peaks either side ~ (if not troublesome) this will broaden the
usable spectral width.

If the amplifier becomes too closely coupled (overly coupled)
motorboating can result.

Having said that, there is a world of wiggle room around the critical
coupling value. I would guess an order of magnatude (or so).


| 516|512|2006-11-26 07:10:29|Jim|Re: C55 component value|
a twist of the "Grid" knob might fix that. :^)

Jim


| 517|512|2006-11-26 08:47:06|Derek Brown|Re: C55 component value|
But then the peak wont be in the same place for max Rx sig ! So you'll need to twist between rx & Tx !

Derek


----- Original Message ----
From: Jim <telco_power@... To: FT-200@yahoogroups.com
Sent: Sunday, 26 November, 2006 8:06:33 AM
Subject: [FT-200] Re: C55 component value

a twist of the "Grid" knob might fix that. :^)

Jim


| 518|512|2006-11-26 11:18:16|Jim|Re: C55 component value|
hmmmm.... I suppose you may be right.


| 519|512|2006-11-26 15:00:02|Brad Knapp|Re: C55 component value|
Guys...thanks a million for your replies! I knew that I'd better ask
before dropping in just any value of cap.

Thanks again!

Brad
N6KYS
| 520|492|2006-11-27 02:43:42|David Evans|Re: FT200 rehabilitation|
Well,Jim et al. there is no change in the s,c,pop when pulling V102
and I still can't hear anything with V101 removed even with the
electrolytic inserted as you suggest. The headphones I am using, by
the way, should be pretty sensitive but they aren't high impedance.
There was some resoldering done around v101 a few years ago when
c104, I think it was,exploded and the audio transformer had to be
rewound. I will examine those solder points carefully and redo them -
maybe there's a dry joint there.
I was curious you hinted in an earlier message that the source of
noise might be the power supply- an electrolytic perhaps? they are
thirty years old after all!
All this poking around has given me the chance to become familiar
with the rig again after so long and apart from the fiddly
oper/rec/cal switch and this niggling s,c,pop the rig is now running
extremely well.
It's in better shape than me - but then I am twice as old... David
CT4RL


| 521|492|2006-11-27 05:31:41|Jim|Re: FT200 rehabilitation|
Most excellent !

Not being able to hear any noise with V101 removed pretty much
absolves the +300 volt line (i.e. power supply)

To make sure I follow... You still hear the noise with V102 removed.

Next step -

Yank V105 (V102 shyould not be in the circuit during this test).

This will further isolate the V101 & loudspeaker circuit. Speaking
of the speaker.... Have you *ever* head the SC&P though headphones?

Jim



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| 522|492|2006-11-27 06:12:01|Ken Osborne|Re: FT200 rehabilitation|
David.
Noise in receiver. Sound like lightning on 75 mtre band????
The problem is probably the 200pf capacitor (C40) to ground from the
driver (12by7) tank coils which are also the front end (rf amp) input
tuned circuit on receive. It breaks down and sounds like 75mtrs on a bad
night, even with no aerial. In my FT200 rigs this capacitor and C55
looked alike, the only two like that in the entire radio and both
notorious for breaking down. They have no place in there, get rid of them.
Replace it with 200pf, hi volts (1kv or better) cap or a low voltage one
in series with a high volt .01 mfd.
While you are at it replace C55 between 12by7 plate and final grids. Or
put a .01 mfd 2Kv cap in series with it. This one is MOST important, and
all FT200 rigs and FT101 should have this cap replaced before it breaks
down and destroys the final tubes.
You will have to realign TX and RX slightly afterwards as this set of
coils does both and is quite critical in getting good performance.

Carol.
I seem to write this email to the group about every six months. Surely
the subject can be archived somewhere for future members. This is about
the most serious tecnical subject in these rigs.
Im going to template this email and just send it again next time it
comes up. Hi.

Ken Osborne.
ZL3OZ

Owner of fT200 since 1972
Radio Tecnician by trade for 35 yrs.
Personaly experienced in both the problems mentioned above.

David Evans wrote:

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| 523|492|2006-11-27 07:50:28|Ken Osborne|Re: FT200 rehabilitation|
did you get my direct reply.
Ken

David Evans wrote:

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| 524|492|2006-11-30 01:54:56|David Evans|Re: FT200 rehabilitation|
Helo Ken at al.
well the saga goes on.
I followed your advice, and bright eyed and bushy tailed I
substituted the existing caps c40 and c55 with some small bright blue
ceramic caps rated for 3kv. There was an immediate and drastic drop
in output on 21 and 28 mhz, on a dummy load, which I was unable to
correct entirely by retuning the respective coils and even by
reneutralising the PA . As the snap crackle and pop -( which does
sound like 80m static on a bad night- like a distant thunderstorm)
didn't go away, I decided to put the original caps back, for the time
being anyway, and managed to regain full output after retuning the
coils etc.
Obviously the caps I used as a substitute were not suitable for the
task in hand.

But the fact remains that the problem of the snapple crack and plosh
remains unsolved. I followed Jim's suggestion afterwards and pulled
V105 but that has no effect on the background noise either.So back to
the brains trust...

I am reminded, at this point, of a famous gardening programme
broadcast live on the radio, years ago, "Gardener's Question Time" ,
I think, in which a well-spoken lady complained that despite careful
treatment with manure, dried blood ,egg-shells, mulching in winter ,
covering the ground with straw during frost, sensitive watering etc
etc she was unable to grow perfect roses.
Old Bill Sowerbutts from Ashton Under Lyne , paused for what seemed
like a century on the radio, and then rumbled forth with what has
since become something of a classic response:
" Madam, your roses are suffering from lack of neglect..."

I hope I am not being unduly neurotic about this!!!
73 David CT4RL

| 525|525|2006-11-30 17:09:29|Jim|C55 component replacement|
I decided to replace the silver mica cap @ C55.

I had a Ceramic in my junk box with the following marking:

500 +/- 20% 6KV

good news! I musta got lucky with the balance ~ the Grid peak has not
changed, and, is the same TX & RX.

In a couple weeks, after some on-air reports, I'll update the group.

Jim
| 526|492|2006-11-30 19:42:27|David Evans|Re: FT200 rehabilitation|
Sorry I forgot to add that I can hear the scp through the earphones
as well as the speaker and when switching the radio on I can hear the
noise before the RF section, at least, warms up i.e. before any on
band signals are heard.
David CT4RL

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| 527|492|2006-12-01 01:15:55|Ken Osborne|Re: FT200 rehabilitation|
David, how about this.
Take a length of coax and a wee cap (30pf?) and temporary solder it in
at the output of the crystal filter. Run it into a nearby receiver which
can tune 9Mhz.
Listen on that. Is it clear???
If so the problem is definitly in latter stages. If not it may be in
front end or mixer or vfo or powersupply or AGC line. Thats an idea,
turn the RF gain back hard off, does the noise go away with the gain of
the front end and 1st IF pulled back????
Move down to the detector (end of the IF chain) and do it again.???

Cut the track leading into the crystal filter and hook that coax back
onto the input of the filter, put an aerial on the other end of the coax
during a time of day when something is on that frequency (or use a Sig
Gen). You now have a TRf type receiver at exactly 9Mhz. Is the problem
still there (its now minus the whole front end and vfo etc).???? You may
have to do this at output of filter which would make it quite broad but
would hear something.
Just cut the coupling after the filter and put nothing on there, do you
still hear the noise??
Keep in mind that if it is on one of the power supply lines it will
still be present when doing these isolation type tests.


Take the wire off the volume control and run it out to a seperate audio
amplifier on the bench and listen to that???

Sorry if you have already tried these things as Im not reading previous
mail.
Remember, elimination of posibilities, isolate then conquer.
You are making headway.

The front end tube you said has been changed, is it a pin for pin
equiv?? if so swap it for the 6bz6 in the IF. Does that change
anything???? It may give a clue.
Find someone with a junk box full of tubes (valves to you and I) and do
some substitution.
Another FT200 nearby??? Swap powersuplies????
Hope this helps
Ken.

David Evans wrote:

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| 530|530|2006-12-01 18:54:36|Gyorgy Bedecs|new member|
My greetengs to group members!
I'm a hungarian ham, and a happy owner of two FT-250(and one his
brother FT-501) transceiver.
Today joined to group.
73 to all!

Gyorgy(Gyuri) Bedecs - HA3PF
Pecs - Hungary
| 531|530|2006-12-01 19:40:01|Kuhns, Arthur G SSG NGCA|Re: new member|
Welcome to the group. This group has a wealth of knowledge and so too the
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My greetengs to group members!
I'm a hungarian ham, and a happy owner of two FT-250(and one his
brother FT-501) transceiver.
Today joined to group.
73 to all!

Gyorgy(Gyuri) Bedecs - HA3PF
Pecs - Hungary
| 532|530|2006-12-02 04:53:22|Mike Fisher|Re: new member|
Welcome to the group Gyorgy!!


73's
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KA9WFC
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Gyorgy Bedecs <gybedecs@... My greetengs to group members!
I'm a hungarian ham, and a happy owner of two FT-250(and one his
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Today joined to group.
73 to all!

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| 533|492|2006-12-05 23:48:31|David Evans|Re: FT200 rehabilitation|
| 534|492|2006-12-07 11:58:05|Ken Osborne|Re: FT200 rehabilitation|
David Evans wrote:

David, it would be more likely to be bypass capacitors or rectifyer
diode or a resistor.
Not nessesarily in the power sup cabinet but some where along say the
350V or 150V rail in the tranceiver, but lets not assume something,
another area is a valve socket with a carbonised track between two pins,
arcing. That sort of thing is most likely.
You have to first try to isolate where in the radio it is happening.

Heres a thought. Set it up on transmit, (leave the final heater plug
out. It will still be heard in any adjacent receiver, with nothing on
the aerial socket even) listen to its signal on transmit. Try some
speach on ssb or just the tune carrier or run a bit of AM carrier in and
let it sit on transmit for 10 minutes or so. It wont hurt anything and
you could leave it on all day with the finals off like that. Does its
transmit signal sound clean on the other receiver???
Remember, most of the circuit and all the power sup are being used here
on transmit so the noise should be present.
If not its in either the RF amp or the audio stage. Or perhaps the AGC.
Ken.

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| 535|535|2006-12-08 22:25:22|Brad Knapp|Radio Shack cooling fan|
Radio Shack sells a cooling fan that looks to be of good quality (a
surprise for them!), and dimensionally mounts nicely on the rear panel
just behind the finals. It's their 273-242 fan, 117 VAC, and is a
little pricey at $19.95

Brad
N6KYS
| 536|536|2006-12-09 05:18:18|KC9FOZ|Chat Room|
The chat room is open. Come on in and enjoy.

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| 537|535|2006-12-15 01:13:38|Brad Knapp|Re: Radio Shack cooling fan|
I posted some pics on how I did it....really, really simple to do and
the fan is just the right size for our purposes.

Brad
N6KYS
| 538|492|2006-12-21 09:01:49|Brad Knapp|Re: FT200 rehabilitation|
Now you're talking! Love working on power supplies..my personal obsession.



Take care,



Brad Knapp

N6KYS







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From: FT-200@yahoogroups.com [mailto:FT-200@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of
David Evans
Sent: Tuesday, December 05, 2006 4:38 PM
To: FT-200@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [FT-200] Re: FT200 rehabilitation



--- In FT-200@yahoogroups. suggest yet. By the way if the power supply were the culprit what
would be producing the noise - the electrolytics I imagine? Is there
a simple test for a leaky elecrolytic cap.?

73 to all David CT4RL

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| 539|492|2006-12-21 09:04:12|Brad Knapp|Re: FT200 rehabilitation|
Hey, just watching these posts from afar (back in Anchorage....I think 4 hours of sunlight today....ready to go home!), I'm really happy with this group.....everyone (Ken, Jim, Carol, etc, etc, etc) is helpful and knowledgeable. So, just a sappy little "thanks" to everyone who makes this enjoyable.

Best,
Brad Knapp
N6KYS




Ken Osborne <ksjjrl@...

David Evans wrote:

David, it would be more likely to be bypass capacitors or rectifyer
diode or a resistor.
Not nessesarily in the power sup cabinet but some where along say the
350V or 150V rail in the tranceiver, but lets not assume something,
another area is a valve socket with a carbonised track between two pins,
arcing. That sort of thing is most likely.
You have to first try to isolate where in the radio it is happening.

Heres a thought. Set it up on transmit, (leave the final heater plug
out. It will still be heard in any adjacent receiver, with nothing on
the aerial socket even) listen to its signal on transmit. Try some
speach on ssb or just the tune carrier or run a bit of AM carrier in and
let it sit on transmit for 10 minutes or so. It wont hurt anything and
you could leave it on all day with the finals off like that. Does its
transmit signal sound clean on the other receiver???
Remember, most of the circuit and all the power sup are being used here
on transmit so the noise should be present.
If not its in either the RF amp or the audio stage. Or perhaps the AGC.
Ken.

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| 540|540|2006-12-21 09:07:22|CLM|Holiday Greetings to the membership|
We hope that the holiday season is treating you well. We appreciate
your wonderful support and friendship throughout 2006 and look
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On behalf of the club administrators & all our moderators!
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| 541|540|2006-12-21 22:17:58|Kuhns, Arthur G SSG NGCA|Re: Holiday Greetings to the membership|
Carol and all, Merry Christmas and a happy and prosperous New Year.
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| 542|542|2006-12-24 00:22:26|Kay Groß|Merry Christmas and all the best for everyone in 2007|
Hello to all group members all over the world,

I do wish everyone a very good Merry Christmas and a succesfull 2007.
This year i was not very active in the group but in the background
I was able to make some progress in the self claimed aimes.
Hopefully I am more active in 2007.

all the best to all hams and best 73

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| 543|542|2006-12-25 14:03:09|CLM|Re: Merry Christmas and all the best for everyone in 2007|
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| 546|546|2007-01-12 18:14:06|Brad Knapp|Tempo One ragchew?|
Just curious if there are folks out there who want to get together for
a ragchew. Since our numbers are relatively small, maybe an email
roster that we could all keep and then send a notice out to meet on a
frequency when the mood strikes?

Brad Knapp
N6KYS
| 547|546|2007-01-12 23:07:28|William Ellis|Re: Tempo One ragchew?|
Count me in ...

William
N5TXN


| 548|546|2007-01-13 02:32:40|Dennis Kippa|Re: Tempo One ragchew?|
I'm in

Dennis kw5g



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| 549|546|2007-01-13 02:35:09|Dennis Kippa|Re: Tempo One ragchew?|
I in. Lets find a freq and band day and time.

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| 550|546|2007-01-13 03:50:54|Terrell E. Hamilton|Re: Tempo One ragchew?|
Sounds good to me, Brad - I nominate you as leader (grin) - my email address
is hamilter@....

73 -

Terry Hamilton

K7WLD



-----Original Message-----
From: FT-200@yahoogroups.com [mailto:FT-200@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of
Brad Knapp
Sent: Friday, January 12, 2007 8:04 AM
To: FT-200@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [FT-200] Tempo One ragchew?



Just curious if there are folks out there who want to get together for
a ragchew. Since our numbers are relatively small, maybe an email
roster that we could all keep and then send a notice out to meet on a
frequency when the mood strikes?

Brad Knapp
N6KYS





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| 551|546|2007-01-13 13:46:38|kc7hkp@arrl.net|Re: Tempo One ragchew?|
I am in also

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From: "Terrell E. Hamilton" <hamilter@... Sounds good to me, Brad - I nominate you as leader (grin) - my email address
is hamilter@....

73 -

Terry Hamilton

K7WLD

-----Original Message-----
From: FT-200@yahoogroups.com [mailto:FT-200@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of
Brad Knapp
Sent: Friday, January 12, 2007 8:04 AM
To: FT-200@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [FT-200] Tempo One ragchew?

Just curious if there are folks out there who want to get together for
a ragchew. Since our numbers are relatively small, maybe an email
roster that we could all keep and then send a notice out to meet on a
frequency when the mood strikes?

Brad Knapp
N6KYS

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| 552|546|2007-01-14 03:03:28|Ken Osborne|Re: Tempo One ragchew?|
Probably the only way I might work into the states on HF this time of
year is on 17mtrs at about 20000 utc. My FT200 is the only one I know of
with that band in.
Ive worked a few ZLs 200 to 200 and two VK but nothing across the Pacific.
Ken.

Brad Knapp wrote:

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| 553|546|2007-01-14 03:13:39|Brad Knapp|Re: Tempo One ragchew?|
I hear you Ken. I had a flight from Honolulu to Hong Kong recently, and San
Francisco AIRINC (for Oakland Center) has control of a huge amount of the
Pacific, especially south of Tokyo's control. We tried them on every HF
freq. we could find, and it was useless. Luckily we have this system called
CPDLC, which is a virtual air traffic control that uses SATCOM if the HF
freqs are dead.



Brad Knapp

N6KYS





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From: FT-200@yahoogroups.com [mailto:FT-200@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of
Ken Osborne
Sent: Saturday, January 13, 2007 8:01 PM
To: FT-200@yahoogroups.com
Subject: Re: [FT-200] Tempo One ragchew?



Probably the only way I might work into the states on HF this time of
year is on 17mtrs at about 20000 utc. My FT200 is the only one I know of
with that band in.
Ive worked a few ZLs 200 to 200 and two VK but nothing across the Pacific.
Ken.

Brad Knapp wrote:

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| 554|546|2007-01-14 22:43:08|Dennis Kippa|Re: Tempo One ragchew?|
There is a new traders net on 75 meters that meets on Wednesdays at 9:00pm central time on 3805.
We might think about meeting at 8:oopm Signals were good the last two weeks and I heard checkins
from the east and west coast. 40 meters may work also. Anybody want to try this Wednesday?? Not
sure this would work for ZL land,HI HI.

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| 556|556|2007-01-15 00:14:41|Ron|Low Power Question|
I've had my Tempo One for about a year and finally got around to
playing with it. Everything seems to work well, but I only get around
12W out to the dummy load/watt meter on all bands (+- a few watts
difference per band). Besides weak power tubes what else should I look
for. I did an alignment so that is no problem, although I may do it
again for chuckles...??? Tnx Ron
| 557|556|2007-01-15 00:53:43|Brad Knapp|Re: Low Power Question|
Is the 12BY7 OK? Also, is the low wattage on both CW and SSB? Might help
narrow down the area of concern.





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From: FT-200@yahoogroups.com [mailto:FT-200@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of
Ron
Sent: Sunday, January 14, 2007 5:15 PM
To: FT-200@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [FT-200] Low Power Question



I've had my Tempo One for about a year and finally got around to
playing with it. Everything seems to work well, but I only get around
12W out to the dummy load/watt meter on all bands (+- a few watts
difference per band). Besides weak power tubes what else should I look
for. I did an alignment so that is no problem, although I may do it
again for chuckles...??? Tnx Ron





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| 558|556|2007-01-15 01:55:24|Ron Pearson|Re: Low Power Question|
Brad... I check all the tube last spring and they were all good. One was a bit weak (don't remember which one) but they all checked out. Low wattage is the same on all bands and modes which led me to think it may be the power tubes (which also checked out good last spring..Hmmmm!)
Ron


Fists #6259 & cc#1775, ARS #1799, FP #1045, NAQCC #483



----- Original Message ----
From: Brad Knapp <boeingdriver757@... To: FT-200@yahoogroups.com
Sent: Sunday, January 14, 2007 4:52:03 PM
Subject: RE: [FT-200] Low Power Question

Is the 12BY7 OK? Also, is the low wattage on both CW and SSB? Might help
narrow down the area of concern.

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From: FT-200@yahoogroups. com [mailto:FT-200@yahoogroups. com] On Behalf Of
Ron
Sent: Sunday, January 14, 2007 5:15 PM
To: FT-200@yahoogroups. com
Subject: [FT-200] Low Power Question

I've had my Tempo One for about a year and finally got around to
playing with it. Everything seems to work well, but I only get around
12W out to the dummy load/watt meter on all bands (+- a few watts
difference per band). Besides weak power tubes what else should I look
for. I did an alignment so that is no problem, although I may do it
again for chuckles...? ?? Tnx Ron

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| 559|556|2007-01-15 05:19:41|Jim|Re: Low Power Question|
Most tube testers check for cathode emission. Very few actually
check the dynamic response of tubes.... I.E. supressor (3rd grid)
response.

How is the output of your balance modulator? What plate current are
you seeing @ 12 watts?

Jim

| 560|546|2007-01-17 16:46:46|Dave Edwards|Re: Tempo One ragchew?|
No antennas (yet) for 40 or 75, but please put me on the list as well.
Thanks....Dave


| 561|556|2007-01-17 22:53:26|dom.rivron|Re: Low Power Question|
I've had exactly the same experience as this with mine. I have been over it and could find nothing wrong. I put it down to a PA mod - the tubes had been changed, and i was led to believe some mods of this kind, using what looked on paper like direct equivalent tubes, could have this effect. I must say I havent looked into it further, and have had great fun using it as it is!

If i've missed something simple, i'd love to know...

73
Dominic

| 562|556|2007-01-18 01:34:53|n9wb|Re: Low Power Question|
Be sure that your high voltage is correct. It could be bad filter capacitors causing the high voltage to be low.

Walt N9WB
| 563|563|2007-01-18 16:58:02|Ron|Low Power Question...Part#2|
I'm making great headway on the low power problem. A couple of more
questions if you all don't mind.
1.) What is that variable inductor located between V1 and V2? When I
adjusted it the power to the watt meter jumped up from 15W to 70W????

2.) I can't seem to find any voltages on the schematic??

Thanks for all of your help. With any luck I will be able to join the
pending ragchew... Ron
| 564|563|2007-01-18 17:26:18|Brad Knapp|Re: Low Power Question...Part#2|
Wow..excellent find, Ron! At first glance, it would appear that the
inductor would be in the receiver circuitry exclusively. Good to know for
future folks who might have a similar problem. I looked for a schematic
with voltages, don't see any. Just the page in the manual with voltages
around the tubes.



Keep us updated on your progress, Ron!



Brad

N6KYS





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From: FT-200@yahoogroups.com [mailto:FT-200@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of
Ron
Sent: Thursday, January 18, 2007 9:51 AM
To: FT-200@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [FT-200] Low Power Question...Part#2



I'm making great headway on the low power problem. A couple of more
questions if you all don't mind.
1.) What is that variable inductor located between V1 and V2? When I
adjusted it the power to the watt meter jumped up from 15W to 70W????

2.) I can't seem to find any voltages on the schematic??

Thanks for all of your help. With any luck I will be able to join the
pending ragchew... Ron





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| 565|565|2007-01-21 05:49:57|D J|YC-601B - others|
Hello.

I've been running a Tempo One at a portable location
and would really like to have a freq. counter so I
know for sure (at least more sure than I am now) where
I'm at. Does anyone know if the 601B is compatible
with the FT-200/Tempo? Or if not, does anyone have
any suggestions on a good full time counter?

Thanks!

de n0yai

Duane Jenson




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| 566|566|2007-01-23 18:45:25|Ron|Low Power Solved, but more help is needed|
I solved my low power problem by removing the load/plate caps and
washing them in boiling water. Getting 60W out of 40M and 20M now. Will
work on the other bands later. Might be crystal problems there.

Question #1... One of the crystals is supposed to be 33.5mHz but it is
35.5mHz. Is that a CB crystal?

Question #2... Using a signal generator the VFO is dead perfect on 20M,
but off by 350kc on 40M. How is the VFO adjusted to bring both bands
into range. The two screws directly on either side of the VFO rod
adjust the freq. but I can only get one or the other bands right???

Question #3... The volumn on SSB/CW is relatively low, but when I
switch to AM it blows me out of the room.

I'm not giving up on this rig so any help from you all is most
appreciated... Ron
| 567|567|2007-01-24 17:47:52|Ron|New Files|
You may have already seen these, but I found a service manual with
trouble shooting guide. It's a bit hard on the eyes so probably won't
be too good in a hard copy. Lots of good info to read from the computer
monitor.
Also, a nice article in PDF format that may be of some help to a few of
you...
Ron
| 568|568|2007-01-28 05:10:24|Ron|Crystal Calibrator stuck on|
Still working on the Tempo One and making progress. I am up to problem
#2 now. On 40M the crystal calibrator stays on (when switched from rec
to cal) and the vfo is off by 350kc when checked with a signal
generator. Can't receive any signals from the antenna. This is only on
40M. 20M is fine and doesn't show these symptoms at all.
Any ideas???
| 569|568|2007-01-28 08:33:10|Ken Osborne|Re: Crystal Calibrator stuck on|
1: The calibrator should stay on when switched from rec to cal. On all bands.

2: The crystal oscilator (wrong xtal ????) must be off frequency for the 40M band. It is X201 connected to TR201 via S1a and S1b and should be 11 Mhz and has a trimmer to get it spot on. The trimmer would never be 350 Khz out so either the xtal is faulty or someone has put in a wrong one to get outside the band.

11 + 5 (vfo) = 16.
16 - 9 (IF) = 7( mhz)

11Mhz is fairly common at places like Digikey and Newark so should be simple to fix.

The VFO Ron should never be fiddled with and has no adjustments for trimming onto freq. There is a couple of trimmers but part of that is for temperature compensation. The VFO should be exactly 5 to 5.5 Mhz.
If you get bad temp drift, (worse than 3khz in the first 30 minutes) then I will look up and explain the temp compensation trimmer.
Simply put theres a capacitor with negative drift and one with positive drift and the trimmer varies the amount of coupling between them till they cancel each other out.
Cant remember the part numbers on the circuit.
Ken
ZL3OZ


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| 570|570|2007-01-29 13:53:56|Ron Pearson|Ken Osborne- Crystal Calibrator stuck on|
Ken... Thanks for all the info. The 11 mHz crystal is 11 mHz so as you say, it must be bad. I will order one. Let me explain the calibrator again to see if I really understand.
On 20M when I switch from rec to cal it comes on and the tone can be heard every 100 kHz. On 40M it comes on, but has an extra loud tone and is heard continuosly throughout the entire band. It almost sounds as if the calibrator tone and side tone are on together. Is this problem still related to the 11 mHz crystal?? As you probably realized, I am new to radio repair and stumbling through it so any info you may have is not too basic for me...
Thanks again... Ron
iamw5rcp@...

Fists #6259 & cc#1775, ARS #1799, FP #1045, NAQCC #483



----- Original Message ----
From: Ken Osborne <ksjjrl@... To: FT-200@yahoogroups.com
Sent: Sunday, January 28, 2007 12:29:48 AM
Subject: Re: [FT-200] Crystal Calibrator stuck on

1: The calibrator should stay on when switched from rec to cal. On all bands.

2: The crystal oscilator (wrong xtal ????) must be off frequency for the 40M band. It is X201 connected to TR201 via S1a and S1b and should be 11 Mhz and has a trimmer to get it spot on. The trimmer would never be 350 Khz out so either the xtal is faulty or someone has put in a wrong one to get outside the band.

11 + 5 (vfo) = 16.
16 - 9 (IF) = 7( mhz)

11Mhz is fairly common at places like Digikey and Newark so should be simple to fix.

The VFO Ron should never be fiddled with and has no adjustments for trimming onto freq. There is a couple of trimmers but part of that is for temperature compensation. The VFO should be exactly 5 to 5.5 Mhz.
If you get bad temp drift, (worse than 3khz in the first 30 minutes) then I will look up and explain the temp compensation trimmer.
Simply put theres a capacitor with negative drift and one with positive drift and the trimmer varies the amount of coupling between them till they cancel each other out.
Cant remember the part numbers on the circuit.
Ken
ZL3OZ

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| 571|570|2007-01-30 11:13:58|Ken Osborne|Re: Ken Osborne- Crystal Calibrator stuck on|
Do you have a general coverage receiver Ron, If so have a listen for the 11 mhz rock. Tune a receiver to 11 mhz and just use a clip lead for an aerial and hold it into the area of the crystal. You should hear it as a strong carrier when the ft200 is on and set to 40M. This will do in the absence of a freq counter. If the signal is on 11 then something else is wrong.

The calibrator should NOT be continuouse across 40. On my old 200 40 is the band where the calibrator is strongest and 10M where its weakest and when using a 2mtr converter on it the cal can hardly be heard. So a previous owner may have changed the coupling from the cal circuit to increase it on the upper bands which would cause overcoupling on 40 ?????? Just a guess.

They are great old radios, Ive owned mine since new in 1972 and since picked up a scrap one and couldn't resist fixing it up. I use it into a transverter for 2mtrs. On 80, 40 and 20 they have great sig to noise ratio. You pull the aerial out and you hear nothing, unlike some not so old radios which still continue to hiss.
Be carefull with the HT. It wont give you a second chance if you get hooked up in it!!!!!!
Also be carefull with the hex tool in the tuning slugs, they get stuck and crack real easy. If one is stuck heat it with a solder iron just a bit till it loosens. If you have a broken one you can (after getting the bits out) push a min type coil former down it and use a small slug in that. Ive had to do that and it works OK.

Ken.


Ken... Thanks for all the info. The 11 mHz crystal is 11 mHz so as you say, it must be bad. I will order one



On 20M when I switch from rec to cal it comes on and the tone can be heard
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| 572|570|2007-01-30 13:56:56|Ron Pearson|Re: Ken Osborne- Crystal Calibrator stuck on|
Thanks Ken. Some great information. I will check it out this morning. I have a freq counter so I will try with it.
I'll let you know what I find. Thanks Ron


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----- Original Message ----
From: Ken Osborne <ksjjrl@... To: FT-200@yahoogroups.com
Sent: Tuesday, January 30, 2007 3:10:08 AM
Subject: Re: [FT-200] Ken Osborne- Crystal Calibrator stuck on

Do you have a general coverage receiver Ron, If so have a listen for the 11 mhz rock. Tune a receiver to 11 mhz and just use a clip lead for an aerial and hold it into the area of the crystal. You should hear it as a strong carrier when the ft200 is on and set to 40M. This will do in the absence of a freq counter. If the signal is on 11 then something else is wrong.

The calibrator should NOT be continuouse across 40. On my old 200 40 is the band where the calibrator is strongest and 10M where its weakest and when using a 2mtr converter on it the cal can hardly be heard. So a previous owner may have changed the coupling from the cal circuit to increase it on the upper bands which would cause overcoupling on 40 ?????? Just a guess.

They are great old radios, Ive owned mine since new in 1972 and since picked up a scrap one and couldn't resist fixing it up. I use it into a transverter for 2mtrs. On 80, 40 and 20 they have great sig to noise ratio. You pull the aerial out and you hear nothing, unlike some not so old radios which still continue to hiss.
Be carefull with the HT. It wont give you a second chance if you get hooked up in it!!!!!!
Also be carefull with the hex tool in the tuning slugs, they get stuck and crack real easy. If one is stuck heat it with a solder iron just a bit till it loosens. If you have a broken one you can (after getting the bits out) push a min type coil former down it and use a small slug in that. Ive had to do that and it works OK.

Ken.

Ken... Thanks for all the info. The 11 mHz crystal is 11 mHz so as you say, it must be bad. I will order one

On 20M when I switch from rec to cal it comes on and the tone can be heard
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| 575|575|2007-02-12 08:24:10|CLM|VF -1 VFO for sale|
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| 577|576|2007-02-15 21:36:13|NvSmith7@aol.com|Re: It's not just another pretty face, it's still a great old rig|
Carol a question please...the tempo one, when it comes on..the meter needle
stays to the left, and when it warms up a bit, it pegs all the way left,
yesterday it was deflecting with signal, now it's not, any idea what?
thanks...Scotty


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| 578|576|2007-02-15 22:07:12|CLM|Re: It's not just another pretty face, it's still a great old rig|
Scotty, we need more power from the fusion reactor!
Warp five Scotty! This is the captain speaking! Hi Hi....
In a goofy mood today Scotty!
Hi Hi.

Scotty, this is strange. The signal meter on the FT-200 / Tempo One
should normally deflect all the way to the right when it's first
turned on. The gradual drop back down to Zero or S1 there about once
the set warms up. This is also a good indication that the tubes
have warmed up and the rig should start to receive signals at that
point.

Couple of things you might check off hand. Is the transceiver
basically working just aside from the "S" meter problem? I'm
assuming it is. Next you might check the "S" meter rear panel
adjustment if you have not already done so. Look in your owners
manual and see page 9 it shows the rear panel adjustments. You have
an "S" meter sensitivity adjustment and a SM Zero adjust. I'm
assuming you already looked into these adjustments, but if you're
not aware of them check these out and play with them if need be.
If you have little or no success at that point, we may need to look
further into the "S" meter circuitry on the schematic.


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| 579|576|2007-02-15 23:13:55|NvSmith7@aol.com|Re: It's not just another pretty face, it's still a great old rig|
Will do ....thank you so much for the reply...i'll get on it capt.!!!


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| 580|576|2007-02-16 03:21:16|ab2nm|It's not just another pretty face, it's still a great old rig|
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| 581|568|2007-02-16 13:53:55|Ron Pearson|Re: Crystal Calibrator stuck on|
Ken... I haven't given up on the Tempo One, just got a bit sidetracked. Have bought a FT-817 on Ebay and waiting for it to arrive. Also, got a really good electronics book and have been studying it. I will get back to the FT-200 soon... Ron


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----- Original Message ----
From: Ken Osborne <ksjjrl@... To: FT-200@yahoogroups.com
Sent: Sunday, January 28, 2007 12:29:48 AM
Subject: Re: [FT-200] Crystal Calibrator stuck on

1: The calibrator should stay on when switched from rec to cal. On all bands.

2: The crystal oscilator (wrong xtal ????) must be off frequency for the 40M band. It is X201 connected to TR201 via S1a and S1b and should be 11 Mhz and has a trimmer to get it spot on. The trimmer would never be 350 Khz out so either the xtal is faulty or someone has put in a wrong one to get outside the band.

11 + 5 (vfo) = 16.
16 - 9 (IF) = 7( mhz)

11Mhz is fairly common at places like Digikey and Newark so should be simple to fix.

The VFO Ron should never be fiddled with and has no adjustments for trimming onto freq. There is a couple of trimmers but part of that is for temperature compensation. The VFO should be exactly 5 to 5.5 Mhz.
If you get bad temp drift, (worse than 3khz in the first 30 minutes) then I will look up and explain the temp compensation trimmer.
Simply put theres a capacitor with negative drift and one with positive drift and the trimmer varies the amount of coupling between them till they cancel each other out.
Cant remember the part numbers on the circuit.
Ken
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| 582|582|2007-02-26 12:48:11|Bob Mason|Drift?|
Hi All, I'm new here. Bought my first Tempo One new in 1971 when I
was 15. Always wanted another and got it last week. Spent a couple
days fixing several problems and now have it on the air! Only issue is
that after warmup it is stable BUT will suddenly slide about 800hz
then come back fairly close to the initial frequency. Has anyone run
into this? Hints????

Bob WB8CAC
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| 583|583|2007-02-26 13:50:31|Ron|Radio Repair Course|
Can anyone recommend a good online radio repair course? I need
something that starts with the basics and moves up to technician. A
couple of the colleges type online schools offer electronic courses,
but they are more than a bit pricey and really focus more on computers
than I'm interested in.
Thanks Ron/W5RCP
| 584|583|2007-02-26 18:56:10|GORDON HOLMES|Re: Radio Repair Course|
I would like to get involved with a radio repair course also.

Gordon//VE3AVA,

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| 585|582|2007-02-28 00:05:37|Ken|Re: Drift?|
Hi Bob.

I bought my first one a year later NZ$575.
The fault you have is a new one on me and is probably a cap breaking
down but could be relay contact in reference to the clarifier. The
varicap in the VFO is held to a centre freq on TX and with clarifier off
and is done through a relay contact.
Ken
ZL3OZ.
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| 588|588|2007-03-02 11:05:01|jjpprimeau1|VFO Dial|
Can any one tell me in simple tearm's haw to read the freq.'s on the
VFO of the Temple One radio. I ordered the cd that has the manual but I
still can not read the dail.
| 589|588|2007-03-02 11:42:30|Ken|Re: VFO Dial|
jjpprimeau1 wrote:
Close your eyes, lick your finger and hold it in the air. Depending on
which coloured band you are on you are either going up or down. Much
like a duck with three legs.
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| 590|588|2007-03-02 15:53:50|Brad Knapp|Re: VFO Dial|
Is this for real or a joke?





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Sent: Thursday, March 01, 2007 9:34 PM
To: FT-200@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [FT-200] VFO Dial



Can any one tell me in simple tearm's haw to read the freq.'s on the
VFO of the Temple One radio. I ordered the cd that has the manual but I
still can not read the dail.





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| 591|588|2007-03-02 17:01:56|Dave Edwards|Re: VFO Dial|
I don't have my Tempo one in front of me, but I don't recall it being any different than any other rig. It may go in reverse direction, but nothing unusual about it.
....Dave
| 592|588|2007-03-02 18:02:43|Jim|Re: VFO Dial|
The bandswitch lettering is dual colored (red & black)

7.0 & 14.0 are RED
all others are black

When switched to a RED scale (7.0 -or- 14.0) you add the hundreds
digit from the numbers in the right dial window (also red) and the
tens and ones from the main dial (lower numbers are red).

When switched to any of the black scales, use the hundreds from the
left window, and the top set of tens and ones from the main dial.

Jim

| 593|588|2007-03-02 19:41:09|David Evans|Re: VFO Dial|
Well, as the manual states "one revolution of the knob covers approx 15 kc . the upper windows give 50 kc points with 0-500 markings. The vernier scale is marked in 1kc steps 0-100."

The red colours on the bandswitch for 7 and 14 mhz are a reminder that the red scale is to be used on the VFO dial for these two bands. On the other bands you use the black scale.

What this means in practice is that on these two bands you are turning the tuning knob in the opposite direction to the other bands to obtain an increase or decrease in frequency, because of the mixing system employed. Its a bit of a nuisance at first but you soon get used to it.
73
David CT4RL

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| 594|588|2007-03-02 21:32:08|Dave Edwards|Re: VFO Dial|
Not much unlike the "good 'ol 2B, 2C"
....Dave


| 595|588|2007-03-03 02:09:47|Brad Knapp|Re: VFO Dial|
Sorry for my reply earlier....I just was really surprised that someone could be at such a basic level of understanding and have a ham license(?) Hopefully he's not adding the dial increments to 27 or 27.5 MHZ. Oops, there I go again. 73, over and out.

Brad Knapp <boeingdriver757@... Is this for real or a joke?

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Sent: Thursday, March 01, 2007 9:34 PM
To: FT-200@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [FT-200] VFO Dial

Can any one tell me in simple tearm's haw to read the freq.'s on the
VFO of the Temple One radio. I ordered the cd that has the manual but I
still can not read the dail.

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| 596|588|2007-03-03 02:56:05|Dave Edwards|Re: VFO Dial|
two words....code free



| 597|588|2007-03-03 03:56:38|Brad Knapp|Re: VFO Dial|




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Sent: Friday, March 02, 2007 7:28 PM
To: FT-200@yahoogroups.com
Subject: Re: [FT-200] VFO Dial



two words....code free

| 598|588|2007-03-03 04:23:14|jjpprimeau1|Re: VFO Dial|
No, this is not a joke. I know very little about the radio and I am
in the process of learning. A little help can and will go a long way.
Thank's for your reply and God Bless.--- In FT-
200@yahoogroups.com, "Brad Knapp" the
but I
| 599|588|2007-03-03 04:40:18|jjpprimeau1|Re: VFO Dial|
--- In FT-200@yahoogroups.com, "Jim"
| 600|600|2007-03-03 16:43:28|n9wb|Arrogant responses to a legitimate question.|
There is absolutely no excuse for the negative comments I have seen posted on this group concerning a legitimate question concerning the use of the VFO dial on the FT-200. I have been an Extra class Amateur and have been for 30 years. I find this dial a bit intimidating at first myself.

The purpose of these groups is to help others, not criticize them for needing help. This is no place for the no-code debate or the anti CB sentiments.

If I am going to be a moderator of this group, insulting, self righteous replies to legitimate questions will not be tolerated.

We are here to help others learn. We all started at the beginning and learned from there.

The problem people are not those who ask questions and learn. The problem people are those who are too arrogant to teach.

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| 601|600|2007-03-03 17:57:33|Brad Knapp|Re: Arrogant responses to a legitimate question.|
Thanks for what you and Carol do for us here, Walt.

Best 73,
Brad
N6KYS

| 602|600|2007-03-03 22:19:40|johnny primeau|Re: Arrogant responses to a legitimate question.|
Thank's Sir- Very well put. I am just learning and
need all the help I can get.
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| 604|600|2007-03-04 10:40:07|NvSmith7@aol.com|Re: Arrogant responses to a legitimate question.|
Well you know some people might be a bit smarter than others, that's why we
are here to help in any way we can...that's the whole idea...to help those
that need the help, some people have a hard time with electronics, but does not
mean that they are dumb or stupid in any way.....747 Driver also...Scott
| 605|600|2007-03-04 13:55:30|Ken|Re: Arrogant responses to a legitimate question.|
Well what a todo.
My comment re the wet finger and three legged duck was just a chuck off
at the old radio, not a personal insult to the emailer.
My appologies to whoever may be hurt.
Thick skin Kiwi.
ZL3OZ

By the way, if you wet your finger and operate the LOAD sub knob thing
when tuning into a poor match, then you will burn your finger.
Ken.
| 606|600|2007-03-04 19:12:31|Ron Pearson|Re: Arrogant responses to a legitimate question.|
I am not dumb or stupid, but I also do not hold an Extra class license. To get an Extra class ticket you are supposed to be proficient in radio to a point way past the basics. I have a very good memory and could memorize the answers, but where would that get me? I agree whole heartedly that a basic question form an "EXTRA CLASS" operator is a bit questioning in it's self... Just the opinion of a general class/20wpm ham.....


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Sent: Saturday, March 3, 2007 7:34:54 PM
Subject: Re: [FT-200] Arrogant responses to a legitimate question.

Well you know some people might be a bit smarter than others, that's why we
are here to help in any way we can...that's the whole idea...to help those
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| 607|600|2007-03-04 20:20:56|Jim|Re: a question.|
DOH ! (slap) So - That's why the fingernails on my right hand are
carmelized !!!


| 608|600|2007-03-04 23:10:22|CLM|Re: a question. Topic Closed|
OK Gang, I don't know how we got on this topic. But maybe we had
better close the topic and move on to other things. Gang, there is
one thing about being a member of this club and I'd appreciate
everyone keeping this in mind. While this may not be Camelot, I do
feel we all sit at a round table! That is No one person is any
smarter then anyone else and NO one person is better then anyone
else. We sit at the table together and there is no head of that
table. As for me, I have been licensed some 35 years now (Dam how
time can fly!) and by NO means do I know it all! If anything what
I've learned in all those years being involved in radio is that NO
one knows it all! NO ONE! And when you do met that person who claims
to know it all they are usually a horses ass. Everyone has
something to offer to this club, your local amateur radio community
and everyone has something that they excel at. Thus need we say
again on any of our forums that we are all here to learn, instruct
others when possible and help each other as a community.

We all love our old rigs and that is the common bond that brings us
together. Lets try to enjoy the fellowship that brought us here
together in the first place, enjoy or rigs, share the knowledge base
and keep the valves burning. And in so doing gang, keep in mind
there are no rules on Fox Tango other then to be kind to each other.

Moving right along! All the best gang 73
Carol W4CLM


| 609|600|2007-03-05 01:13:42|Brad Knapp|Re: a question. Topic Closed|
Always a class act....that's what we admire about you, Carol!



Brad

N6KYS



P.S. Bring those Yaesus back to Dayton! Jim might come down from
Minneapolis...I've been talking up your display, and he'll see it for
himself.





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CLM
Sent: Sunday, March 04, 2007 3:51 PM
To: FT-200@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [FT-200] Re: a question. Topic Closed



OK Gang, I don't know how we got on this topic. But maybe we had
better close the topic and move on to other things. Gang, there is
one thing about being a member of this club and I'd appreciate
everyone keeping this in mind. While this may not be Camelot, I do
feel we all sit at a round table! That is No one person is any
smarter then anyone else and NO one person is better then anyone
else. We sit at the table together and there is no head of that
table. As for me, I have been licensed some 35 years now (Dam how
time can fly!) and by NO means do I know it all! If anything what
I've learned in all those years being involved in radio is that NO
one knows it all! NO ONE! And when you do met that person who claims
to know it all they are usually a horses ass. Everyone has
something to offer to this club, your local amateur radio community
and everyone has something that they excel at. Thus need we say
again on any of our forums that we are all here to learn, instruct
others when possible and help each other as a community.

We all love our old rigs and that is the common bond that brings us
together. Lets try to enjoy the fellowship that brought us here
together in the first place, enjoy or rigs, share the knowledge base
and keep the valves burning. And in so doing gang, keep in mind
there are no rules on Fox Tango other then to be kind to each other.

Moving right along! All the best gang 73
Carol W4CLM

--- In FT-200@yahoogroups. | 610|610|2007-03-05 01:15:44|David Goncalves|Tune/Load Question|
Hello folks,

I got a pair of Tempo-Ones from an old friend. One was in fine shape,
and has been carefully modified with a concentric knob for carrier
control, a Superfuse, and a seperate op-amp CW filter. The other was
trashed by a hurricane.

Enough history. I've tuned up several radios, and have not seen what
I do now in the Tempo. When tuning, I've got the plate set to the
band, and the loading all the way ccw. I'll tune the plate OK, but no
amount of loading adjustment will increase the power (usually
decreases it a little over the range of motion). For a 50 ohm dummy,
is this normal behavior? I usually need to set a degree of loading for
other transmitters. I'm being careful not to test this by cranking up
the power and look for an output deficiency, as these are the only set
of Toshiba finals I have.

Thoughts? Dirty contacts on the loading cap?

--
David Goncalves
| 611|610|2007-03-05 02:33:04|Brad Knapp|Re: Tune/Load Question|
David,



Is the band switch segment (the most aft in its own compartment, right under
the finals) that taps the tank coil doing its job? Meaning, that it's not
corroded and is tapping the tank coil OK? I guess the only way you'd know
would be to switch it to 80 meters (no tank coil tapping) and see if it
loads up normally.



Brad

N6KYS







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From: FT-200@yahoogroups.com [mailto:FT-200@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of
David Goncalves
Sent: Sunday, March 04, 2007 4:48 PM
To: FT-200@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [FT-200] Tune/Load Question



Hello folks,

I got a pair of Tempo-Ones from an old friend. One was in fine shape,
and has been carefully modified with a concentric knob for carrier
control, a Superfuse, and a seperate op-amp CW filter. The other was
trashed by a hurricane.

Enough history. I've tuned up several radios, and have not seen what
I do now in the Tempo. When tuning, I've got the plate set to the
band, and the loading all the way ccw. I'll tune the plate OK, but no
amount of loading adjustment will increase the power (usually
decreases it a little over the range of motion). For a 50 ohm dummy,
is this normal behavior? I usually need to set a degree of loading for
other transmitters. I'm being careful not to test this by cranking up
the power and look for an output deficiency, as these are the only set
of Toshiba finals I have.

Thoughts? Dirty contacts on the loading cap?

--
David Goncalves





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| 612|610|2007-03-05 02:34:01|Brad Knapp|Re: Tune/Load Question|
One more thing..make sure that your bandswitch is able to select C60, C61,
and C98 OK. C59 looks like some kind of bypassing, but also make sure that
VC3 are in the circuit OK.



Good luck.



Brad





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From: FT-200@yahoogroups.com [mailto:FT-200@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of
David Goncalves
Sent: Sunday, March 04, 2007 4:48 PM
To: FT-200@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [FT-200] Tune/Load Question



Hello folks,

I got a pair of Tempo-Ones from an old friend. One was in fine shape,
and has been carefully modified with a concentric knob for carrier
control, a Superfuse, and a seperate op-amp CW filter. The other was
trashed by a hurricane.

Enough history. I've tuned up several radios, and have not seen what
I do now in the Tempo. When tuning, I've got the plate set to the
band, and the loading all the way ccw. I'll tune the plate OK, but no
amount of loading adjustment will increase the power (usually
decreases it a little over the range of motion). For a 50 ohm dummy,
is this normal behavior? I usually need to set a degree of loading for
other transmitters. I'm being careful not to test this by cranking up
the power and look for an output deficiency, as these are the only set
of Toshiba finals I have.

Thoughts? Dirty contacts on the loading cap?

--
David Goncalves





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| 613|610|2007-03-05 22:19:19|David Evans|Re: Tune/Load Question|
Hi, everyone- this is not an answer for David but a question along
the same lines.

My FT 200 has plenty of power out and I get a reasonable dip on all
bands.( 28 mhz is a bit weird because I can only get a pronounced dip
when plate loading is in the correct- i.e.optimal position). I think
I have carried out neutralization correctly with the new(NOS) pair of
final valves BUT the best dip position (Plate tuning ) differs
considerably from the best position on receive . This is especially
obvious on 7mhz. I have peaked up the RF and IF amplifiers, by the
way. As the antenna I am using at present is very poor, reception has
to be as good as possible.I am using a transmatch.

Grateful for any suggestions.

73 David CT4RL







--- In FT-200@yahoogroups.com, "Brad Knapp" C60, C61,
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| 614|610|2007-03-05 23:35:56|Brad Knapp|Re: Tune/Load Question|
David...do you mean that the peak receive signal with the grid adjustment is
different than that required for when you go to transmit? If so, I think
someone else had this problem a short time ago, and the discussion might
still be in the older messages here.



Brad





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From: FT-200@yahoogroups.com [mailto:FT-200@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of
David Evans
Sent: Monday, March 05, 2007 3:17 PM
To: FT-200@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [FT-200] Re: Tune/Load Question




Hi, everyone- this is not an answer for David but a question along
the same lines.

My FT 200 has plenty of power out and I get a reasonable dip on all
bands.( 28 mhz is a bit weird because I can only get a pronounced dip
when plate loading is in the correct- i.e.optimal position). I think
I have carried out neutralization correctly with the new(NOS) pair of
final valves BUT the best dip position (Plate tuning ) differs
considerably from the best position on receive . This is especially
obvious on 7mhz. I have peaked up the RF and IF amplifiers, by the
way. As the antenna I am using at present is very poor, reception has
to be as good as possible.I am using a transmatch.

Grateful for any suggestions.

73 David CT4RL

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| 615|610|2007-03-06 05:54:26|Ken|Re: Tune/Load Question|
David. Both my FT200 the load control is under the plate tuning and
hangs downward. It is always fully clock (i.e. pointing to the left)
when on a good 50 ohm load.
Ken.
ZL3OZ

David Goncalves wrote:
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| 616|610|2007-03-06 06:01:04|Ken|Re: Tune/Load Question|
If it is the grid tune with the discrepancy then its all in the tune up.
Do it exactly by the book, step by step.
Other reasons, modified finals, i.e. been replaced, or wrong value of
driver to final coupling capacitor.
Because the driver plate tuned circuits on TX are the RF amp front end
tuned ccts on RX.
Its a fine balancing act.
Ken


Brad Knapp wrote:
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| 617|610|2007-03-06 15:19:29|David Goncalves|Re: Tune/Load Question|
Ken,

Got what you are saying - all the way to the left on a 50 ohm load.
If you have tried... does the power drop off gradually when you swing it
towards the right?

David Goncalves


| 618|618|2007-03-06 17:11:22|David Evans|Re: Digest Number 228|
FT-200 FT-250 Tempo OneNo Brad. In fact the optimum position on grid tuning for both transmit and receive is virtually the same. Where there is a pronounced difference is on plate tuning. The best dip on transmit leaves the receiver a bit deaf- whereas when I move the plate tuning away from this "best dip position" (to either side) receiver sensitivity improves. Is it black magic ?

best to all
David CT4RL
| 619|618|2007-03-06 18:10:13|Jim|Re: Digest Number 228|
Check C-41 for leakage/shorting. -OR- C40 might be open/gone.

Jim

| 620|610|2007-03-07 11:47:53|Ken|Re: Tune/Load Question|
Yes it does. If its higher than 50ohm load then the optimum will be
somewhere in the middle. If its a terrible match then the load optimum
will be way over counter clockwise, or swung over to the right.
Ken.


David Goncalves wrote:
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| 621|618|2007-03-07 11:48:46|Ken|Re: Digest Number 228|
Yeh its black magic.
There must be some modification done to it for the TX Pi coupler to have
an effect on RX.
Look it over on the cct diagram.
Perhaps the relay contacts in the aerial changeover relay are welded
shut. i.e. the TX output is connected in paralel to the RX input. That
would cause something like what you have.
Ken.
ZL3OZ


David Evans wrote:
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| 622|618|2007-03-07 19:21:12|Brad Knapp|Re: Digest Number 228|
Good suggestion....looks like if it's open, it would really dork up
that matching circuit between the driver and the finals.....low
drive, low output.


Brad




| 623|623|2007-03-07 19:22:10|Brad Knapp|Interesting Mod|
FWIW, just perusing the Tempos on eBay for sale, and came across one
that has a very simple mod. Looks like they installed a switch next to
the function switch, and ran a twisted pair of wires back to the
accessory plug's pins 1 and 2, in place of the wire that's inside of
the plug. I guess the whole idea is to have a front panel
selectable "receive only" position that keeps the 6JS6 filaments turned
off until you decide to use the transmitter. We've all seen that on
the other Yaesus and Kenwoods....not sure how much utility they present
to the owner, but maybe worth a look to extend the life of the 6JS6
tubes(?)

BTW, I uploaded a shot of that guy's mod in the photos section. About
all you can discern is the white twisted pair of wires.

Brad
N6KYS
| 624|618|2007-03-07 19:44:00|Jim|Re: Digest Number 228|
it's a stretch.... (c41/c40) but I didn't want to point to the
obvious.

A bunch of "are you sure it's turned on?" type responses can get
frustrating ......

Jim


--- In FT-200@yahoogroups.com, "Brad Knapp" wrote:
| 625|625|2007-03-07 20:19:32|David Evans|Re: Digest Number 229|
FT-200 FT-250 Tempo OneFixed. Ken was right on this one. I got the antenna relay out and cleaned it. One of the contacts must have been sticking. All OK now. Many thanks to everyone.

73 David CT4RL
| 626|623|2007-03-08 08:41:35|Brad Knapp|Re: Interesting Mod (Part 2)|
Went ahead and did the filament switch mod myself today. Put the pics
in the Photos section. Definitely not brain surgery, but involved some
thought on where to mount the switch. More metalworking than anything
else. Tried it out.....kind of cool (pun), and along with the cooling
fan mod, makes our little rig like one of the big boys!

Best to all,

Brad
N6KYS
| 627|625|2007-03-08 08:42:22|Brad Knapp|Re: Digest Number 229|
Excellent! Way to go, Ken! Hope to hear you on the bands, David!

73,
Brad
N6KYS

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| 628|623|2007-03-08 08:44:45|CLM|Re: Interesting Mod|
That is a good idea for the Ft-200. Keep in mind in the FT-101 they
did this with a heater switch and those wires are pretty heavy, I'm
not sure of the gauge, but they are a pretty good size going to that
heather switch.

If it were me, I think I'd put the switch on the rear panel where
all you need to do is reach across the top of the rig, maybe in the
middle and flip that switch up or down. It just gives me the creeps
to see modifications installed on the front panel. Just my
preference when it comes to doing modifications, I Like to see my
rigs look original.

Rgds
carol W4CLM







--- In FT-200@yahoogroups.com, "Brad Knapp" one
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| 629|625|2007-03-08 20:59:37|David Evans|Re: Digest Number 229|
No, I spoke too soon I am afraid. I fixed the relay as i said and on
closer examination the contact that was sticking seems to have melted
a bit!Wonder what happened there? Anyway as far as I can tell the
relay doesn't seem to be the cause of the problem I am facing now, it
seems to be making and breaking correctly. I should remind everyone
that even before I fixed the relay the transmitter was powering up
correctly. However, the receiver still seems deaf and when I put my
screwdriver at the connection between L12 and C55 there was an
immediate leap in noise level signal and strength , as if I had
connected an antenna for the first time! So the signal from the
antenna is not reaching the RF amplifier for some reason.
Looking at the circuit diagram there don't seem to be many
possibilities:
1 the relay ( but as I said I think probably not)
2 a short in the antenna link around L12
3. C40 as someone suggested...

any other obvious things I've missed before I start ?

Very grateful to everyone in advance


David CT4RL

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| 630|625|2007-03-08 22:25:01|Jim|Re: Digest Number 229|
Excellent!

Obvious things:

1. primary winding of L12 open / not grounded.
2. L12 maladjusted
3. bad jumper between contacts 1 & 3 of relay

suggestion:

remove T/R relay, jumper from antenna directly to output of Xtal
Calibrator ~ Is RX sensitivity fixed?

Jim

| 631|631|2007-03-08 22:53:50|Eric Tindall|Tempo One Black No S Meter Movement|
Hi Group. I am a new member and I have a Tempo One that is acting up. I
seem to have no s meter movement at all. When I turn the unit on it
just sits there. I have tested all the tubes and have made sure that
all the oscillators are working. I have traced the meter wires and
everything seems okay. The relays are clean and function. There is no
real effect when turning the rf gain control. I have put a rf generator
on it and I can tune the signal (7mhz) and have heard a few AM
stations. I haven't tested the transmitter yet but the output valves
are good. I have a steady 1.5v on each side of the meter and on the
cathode of V103. Any ideas?

Eric Tindall N9RMB
| 632|631|2007-03-08 22:58:07|Kuhns, Arthur G SSG NGCA|Re: Tempo One Black No S Meter Movement|
Eric this may sound dumb and too simple but is the needle stuck? Can you
take a screw driver to the meter needle reset and move the needle?
Art KK6PJ

Arthur Kuhns
Calif. Army National Guard
DPW Supply and Services
Camp Robert, CA. 93451
Comm. Ph.: 805-238-8880
DSN: 949-8880
Fax: 805-238-8137
Email: arthur.kuhns@...

-----Original Message-----
From: FT-200@yahoogroups.com [mailto:FT-200@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of
Eric Tindall
Sent: Thursday, March 08, 2007 12:53 PM
To: FT-200@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [FT-200] Tempo One Black No S Meter Movement

Hi Group. I am a new member and I have a Tempo One that is acting up. I
seem to have no s meter movement at all. When I turn the unit on it
just sits there. I have tested all the tubes and have made sure that
all the oscillators are working. I have traced the meter wires and
everything seems okay. The relays are clean and function. There is no
real effect when turning the rf gain control. I have put a rf generator
on it and I can tune the signal (7mhz) and have heard a few AM
stations. I haven't tested the transmitter yet but the output valves
are good. I have a steady 1.5v on each side of the meter and on the
cathode of V103. Any ideas?

Eric Tindall N9RMB
| 633|631|2007-03-08 23:04:38|Eric Tindall|Re: Tempo One Black No S Meter Movement|
I have put a small voltage to the meter and I get deflection.
Eric Tindall N9RMB

--- In FT-200@yahoogroups.com, "Kuhns, Arthur G SSG NGCA"
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| 634|631|2007-03-08 23:13:25|Kuhns, Arthur G SSG NGCA|Re: Tempo One Black No S Meter Movement|
Ummmmmmmm.


Arthur Kuhns
Calif. Army National Guard
DPW Supply and Services
Camp Robert, CA. 93451
Comm. Ph.: 805-238-8880
DSN: 949-8880
Fax: 805-238-8137
Email: arthur.kuhns@...

-----Original Message-----
From: FT-200@yahoogroups.com [mailto:FT-200@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of
Eric Tindall
Sent: Thursday, March 08, 2007 1:04 PM
To: FT-200@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [FT-200] Re: Tempo One Black No S Meter Movement

I have put a small voltage to the meter and I get deflection.
Eric Tindall N9RMB

--- In FT-200@yahoogroups.com [mailto:FT-200@yahoogroups.com up. I
that
no
generator
valves
| 635|631|2007-03-08 23:22:45|Eric Tindall|Re: Tempo One Black No S Meter Movement|
Thanks for the input Arthur. I have been all over this thing the
past few days and I know some one has altered it in that a few
strange crystals have been replaced in the heterodyne oscillator but
I am assuming they were put in for the 10m section. The Osc. works on
the bands that it is supposed to and the freqs look right. Any ideas
or just general maintenance advice will be greatly appreciated. I in
turn will look at every thread in this group. Thanks in advance and
73!

Eric Tindall N9RMB

--- In FT-200@yahoogroups.com, "Kuhns, Arthur G SSG NGCA"
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| 636|631|2007-03-08 23:24:31|Brad Knapp|Re: Tempo One Black No S Meter Movement|
Eric, if you connect it to a good antenna and it seems like it's receiving
OK, it may just be that little slide switch next to the meter. Mine went
bad, and the meter readings were either totally zero, or some of the most
whacked out readings I've ever seen on this radio that is otherwise
fine....but replacing that slide switch was a real pain that I hope to never
do again.



Just a thought.



Brad Knapp

N6KYS

Carmel, IN







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Eric Tindall
Sent: Thursday, March 08, 2007 3:54 PM
To: FT-200@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [FT-200] Tempo One Black No S Meter Movement



Hi Group. I am a new member and I have a Tempo One that is acting up. I
seem to have no s meter movement at all. When I turn the unit on it
just sits there. I have tested all the tubes and have made sure that
all the oscillators are working. I have traced the meter wires and
everything seems okay. The relays are clean and function. There is no
real effect when turning the rf gain control. I have put a rf generator
on it and I can tune the signal (7mhz) and have heard a few AM
stations. I haven't tested the transmitter yet but the output valves
are good. I have a steady 1.5v on each side of the meter and on the
cathode of V103. Any ideas?

Eric Tindall N9RMB





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| 637|631|2007-03-08 23:39:59|Eric Tindall|Re: Tempo One Black No S Meter Movement|
Yes, I should get it home and listen with a decent antenna. Right now
however I have no antenna erected. I live in a antenna restricted
area and I had a long wire set up but it has blown down (actually
blew down before winter) and haven't put another up. Isn't the S-
Meter supposed to go full right at turn on then gradually drop down?
I have a Swan rig that does that.


Eric Tindall N9RMB


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| 638|631|2007-03-08 23:55:55|Kuhns, Arthur G SSG NGCA|Re: Tempo One Black No S Meter Movement|
Yes Eric at first turn on the meter is supposed to go to full deflection and
then drop. I was wondering if your meter was doing that.
Also after reading Brads comment about the switch, did the bad switch effect
the meter at start up?
Art KK6PJ


Arthur Kuhns
Calif. Army National Guard
DPW Supply and Services
Camp Robert, CA. 93451
Comm. Ph.: 805-238-8880
DSN: 949-8880
Fax: 805-238-8137
Email: arthur.kuhns@...

-----Original Message-----
From: FT-200@yahoogroups.com [mailto:FT-200@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of
Eric Tindall
Sent: Thursday, March 08, 2007 1:40 PM
To: FT-200@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [FT-200] Re: Tempo One Black No S Meter Movement

Yes, I should get it home and listen with a decent antenna. Right now
however I have no antenna erected. I live in a antenna restricted
area and I had a long wire set up but it has blown down (actually
blew down before winter) and haven't put another up. Isn't the S-
Meter supposed to go full right at turn on then gradually drop down?
I have a Swan rig that does that.

Eric Tindall N9RMB

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| 639|631|2007-03-09 00:10:39|Eric Tindall|Re: Tempo One Black No S Meter Movement|
I cleaned and metered the switch and it seems fine. I like how it has
another set of contacts on it if one section goes bad. At least this
Tempo does. I have had to return home from work so I will not be able
to look at it until tomorrow. Thank You!

Eric Tindall N9RMB

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| 640|631|2007-03-09 01:10:39|NvSmith7@aol.com|Re: Tempo One Black No S Meter Movement|
Mine did the same thing, it turned out to be R151 was loose in the pc
board....soldered it ans it works fine...that might be your problem, another fellow
ham had the exact same problem, R-151 loose...or could be bad check the ohms
across it , should be approx 47K hope this helps...Scotty

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| 641|641|2007-03-09 01:30:13|Brad Knapp|What's a working Tempo worth?|
Going to a hamfest this weekend to thin out the herd a little. Have
two Tempos, one power supply, and one external VFO. Anybody mind being
bold and suggest what these things are worth these days? I know eBay
is its own world for pricing, Lord knows how I've gotten caught up in
bidding hype :-0

Thanks is advance......

Brad Knapp
N6KYS

BTW, definitely NOT getting rid of my favorite Tempo....these little
rigs rule!!
| 642|641|2007-03-09 01:34:15|NvSmith7@aol.com|Re: What's a working Tempo worth?|
If you can get 150.00 or more with the VFO that's good...I bought 2 one for
154.00 perfect working order...and another for 78.00 in pretty good
condition.....semi fair....hope this helps....Scotty

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| 643|631|2007-03-09 02:24:32|Eric Tindall|Re: Tempo One Black No S Meter Movement|
Thanks Scotty. I tested r151 earlier. It read 12k in circuit so I
lifted one leg and it measured 47k so I resoldered it back. Guess I
could change it anyway.

Eric N9RMB

| 644|631|2007-03-09 02:37:40|NvSmith7@aol.com|Re: Tempo One Black No S Meter Movement|
if it's 12 K then you need to change it for sure......

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| 645|641|2007-03-09 04:24:57|Brad Knapp|Re: What's a working Tempo worth?|
Thanks Scotty!



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From: FT-200@yahoogroups.com [mailto:FT-200@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of
NvSmith7@...
Sent: Thursday, March 08, 2007 6:34 PM
To: FT-200@yahoogroups.com
Subject: Re: [FT-200] What's a working Tempo worth?



If you can get 150.00 or more with the VFO that's good...I bought 2 one for
154.00 perfect working order...and another for 78.00 in pretty good
condition.....semi fair....hope this helps....Scotty

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| 646|631|2007-03-09 07:36:37|Ken|Re: Tempo One Black No S Meter Movement|
No boys dont change it. A resistor never goes low. Its just the circuit
around it that measures 12k.
Flat Tubes??
Follow the circuit dia closely and work through component by component.

The fellow with the dead receiver, do you get continuity from earth to
centre of aerial socket with an ohm meter. I havnt got circuit in front
of me but me thinks it should be that way. If not, leave the meter
conected to chassis and work your way back from the aerial socket centre
pin back to the coil a point at a time till you find the break.
Other thought is if the TX contact had been welded onto the RX then you
have a case of transmit going into the link coil at rf amp input. This
may blow it open circuit or it may have a shorted turn or two which
would show continuity test ok but be useless on RX.
Ken.

NvSmith7@... wrote:
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| 647|631|2007-03-09 14:20:53|Brad Knapp|Re: Tempo One Black No S Meter Movement|
This one's REALLY odd...MAYBE it will help, so here goes...



Last night, I was making sure that one of the Tempos was working before it
goes to the hamfest on Saturday.



Dead receiver, no matter what I did. Checked everything, tapped on tubes,
replaced some, you name it..nothing. Then, and I have no idea why I did
this, but it made my receiver instantly come to life.... that 3 position VFO
selector switch next to the main tuning dial was wired incorrectly (by whom,
I have no idea..factory problem 30 years ago?) and the internal VFO sprang
to life when I selected RX EXT. That little black plug on the rear panel
was in position and wired OK inside of it.



Just an FYI...but who knows, maybe it will help.



Best,



Brad

N6KYS









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From: FT-200@yahoogroups.com [mailto:FT-200@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of
Ken
Sent: Friday, March 09, 2007 12:35 AM
To: FT-200@yahoogroups.com
Subject: Re: [FT-200] Re: Tempo One Black No S Meter Movement



No boys dont change it. A resistor never goes low. Its just the circuit
around it that measures 12k.
Flat Tubes??
Follow the circuit dia closely and work through component by component.

The fellow with the dead receiver, do you get continuity from earth to
centre of aerial socket with an ohm meter. I havnt got circuit in front
of me but me thinks it should be that way. If not, leave the meter
conected to chassis and work your way back from the aerial socket centre
pin back to the coil a point at a time till you find the break.
Other thought is if the TX contact had been welded onto the RX then you
have a case of transmit going into the link coil at rf amp input. This
may blow it open circuit or it may have a shorted turn or two which
would show continuity test ok but be useless on RX.
Ken.

NvSmith7@aol.




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| 648|631|2007-03-09 15:51:56|jjoiyd@juno.com|Re: Tempo One Black No S Meter Movement|
Any one here able to tell me if I can adjust my tempo one to to HF MARS Frequencies? OR my Alinco 70 2meters trough 160 meters? I also have a Kenwood 520 - Will I be able to do that radio also. any suggestions?

Timmy G
Thank you AA2OJ



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| 649|631|2007-03-09 17:13:14|Eric Tindall|Re: Tempo One Black No S Meter Movement|
Hi group and thank you Brad and Ken for your advice. The receiver
isn't dead but it certainly isn't what it should be. The grid
capacitor VC1 has no effect and it is part of the receive circuit.
Maybe I have an open coil somewhere or an open coupling cap. I'll get
it on the bench soon and give some updates for everyone's
entertainment! HIHI 73 Eric N9RMB

--- In FT-200@yahoogroups.com, "Brad Knapp" before it
tubes,
I did
position VFO
(by whom,
sprang
rear panel
Behalf Of
circuit
component.
to
front
centre
you
This
| 650|631|2007-03-09 17:38:32|jjoiyd@juno.com|Re: Tempo One Black No S Meter Movement|
Any one here able to tell me if I can adjust my tempo one to to HF MARS Frequencies? OR my Alinco 70 2meters trough 160 meters? I also have a Kenwood 520 - Will I be able to do that radio also. any suggestions?

Timmy G
Thank you AA2OJ



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| 651|631|2007-03-09 19:05:47|Eric Tindall|Re: Tempo One Black No S Meter Movement|
Hi group. Here's an update. On close inspection of coils L12 and L7
found wires of one side of each coil not connected. Reconnected with
30 gauge wire back to the posts and WOW. Booming signal from signal
generator (80m 3.5mhz). However on strong signals S-Meter going
backward. The polarity is correct but I switched it once just to see
what would happen. Well it goes the right way but doesn't adjust with
controls on the back of the radio. But hey receiver is kicking and
I'm off to see if transmit works okay.73!

Eric N9RMB


| 652|631|2007-03-09 19:12:58|Brad Knapp|Re: Tempo One Black No S Meter Movement|
AWESOME!! Hey Eric, you know it might be a good idea to put what you just
wrote into a Word file (or similar) and upload it into the Files section for
future reference by the group.



Congrats on finding the cause!



Brad

N6KYS





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From: FT-200@yahoogroups.com [mailto:FT-200@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of
Eric Tindall
Sent: Friday, March 09, 2007 12:06 PM
To: FT-200@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [FT-200] Re: Tempo One Black No S Meter Movement



Hi group. Here's an update. On close inspection of coils L12 and L7
found wires of one side of each coil not connected. Reconnected with
30 gauge wire back to the posts and WOW. Booming signal from signal
generator (80m 3.5mhz). However on strong signals S-Meter going
backward. The polarity is correct but I switched it once just to see
what would happen. Well it goes the right way but doesn't adjust with
controls on the back of the radio. But hey receiver is kicking and
I'm off to see if transmit works okay.73!

Eric N9RMB

--- In FT-200@yahoogroups. Knapp" why
incorrectly
VFO
[mailto:FT-200@yahoogroups. meter
then
which
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| 653|631|2007-03-09 20:23:21|Eric Tindall|Re: Tempo One Black No S Meter Movement|
Hi group. I believe I have found the S-Meter problem and probably
solve others problems too! Glad I didn't try to transmit. Get this, I
started looking at the relays and one looked rather new compared to
the other two. Tracing the Meter's positive line it is supposed to go
to one leg of the sensitivity control through the relay in receive
with little or no resistance. I had about 1k or so meaning my
connection was not good. Looking at the "new" relay its pin
configuation was not right as per the schematic. Well what do you
know!! Guess I better get an O.E.M. relay or rewire this one! 73!

Eric N9RMB

--- In FT-200@yahoogroups.com, "Brad Knapp" you just
section for
Behalf Of
with
see
with
com, "Eric
circuit.
com, "Brad
working
On
in
socket
input.
| 654|631|2007-03-09 20:28:47|Brad Knapp|Re: Tempo One Black No S Meter Movement|
Relay from previous owner?





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From: FT-200@yahoogroups.com [mailto:FT-200@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of
Eric Tindall
Sent: Friday, March 09, 2007 1:23 PM
To: FT-200@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [FT-200] Re: Tempo One Black No S Meter Movement



Hi group. I believe I have found the S-Meter problem and probably
solve others problems too! Glad I didn't try to transmit. Get this, I
started looking at the relays and one looked rather new compared to
the other two. Tracing the Meter's positive line it is supposed to go
to one leg of the sensitivity control through the relay in receive
with little or no resistance. I had about 1k or so meaning my
connection was not good. Looking at the "new" relay its pin
configuation was not right as per the schematic. Well what do you
know!! Guess I better get an O.E.M. relay or rewire this one! 73!

Eric N9RMB

--- In FT-200@yahoogroups. you just
section for
[mailto:FT-200@yahoogroups. with
see
with
com, "Eric
circuit.
com, "Brad
working
On
in
socket
input.
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| 655|631|2007-03-09 20:35:59|Eric Tindall|Re: Tempo One Black No S Meter Movement|
Must have been. Fellow ham had dropped the radio off to me just to
see if it could resurrected. The relay (RL101) can be wired to work.
Eric N9RMB

--- In FT-200@yahoogroups.com, "Brad Knapp" Behalf Of
I
go
com, "Brad
On
L7
signal
and
receiver
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tapped
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com
com]
the
circuit
break.
RX
| 656|631|2007-03-09 20:38:12|Kuhns, Arthur G SSG NGCA|Re: Tempo One Black No S Meter Movement|
Awesome Eric, So glad you found the problem and shared your answers with the
group.
Art KK6PJ


Arthur Kuhns
Calif. Army National Guard
DPW Supply and Services
Camp Robert, CA. 93451
Comm. Ph.: 805-238-8880
DSN: 949-8880
Fax: 805-238-8137
Email: arthur.kuhns@...

-----Original Message-----
From: FT-200@yahoogroups.com [mailto:FT-200@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of
Eric Tindall
Sent: Friday, March 09, 2007 10:23 AM
To: FT-200@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [FT-200] Re: Tempo One Black No S Meter Movement

Hi group. I believe I have found the S-Meter problem and probably
solve others problems too! Glad I didn't try to transmit. Get this, I
started looking at the relays and one looked rather new compared to
the other two. Tracing the Meter's positive line it is supposed to go
to one leg of the sensitivity control through the relay in receive
with little or no resistance. I had about 1k or so meaning my
connection was not good. Looking at the "new" relay its pin
configuation was not right as per the schematic. Well what do you
know!! Guess I better get an O.E.M. relay or rewire this one! 73!

Eric N9RMB

--- In FT-200@yahoogroups.com you just
section for
[mailto:FT-200@yahoogroups.com with
see
with
com, "Eric
circuit.
com, "Brad
working
On
in
socket
input.
| 657|631|2007-03-09 20:58:20|jjoiyd@juno.com|Re: Tempo One Black No S Meter Movement|
Any one here able to tell me if I can adjust my tempo one to to HF MARS Frequencies? OR my Alinco 70 2meters trough 160 meters? I also have a Kenwood 520 - Will I be able to do that radio also. any suggestions?

Timmy G
Thank you AA2OJ



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| 658|631|2007-03-09 21:01:55|jjoiyd@juno.com|Re: Tempo One Black No S Meter Movement|
Any one here able to tell me if I can adjust my tempo one to to HF MARS Frequencies? OR my Alinco 70 2meters trough 160 meters? I also have a Kenwood 520 - Will I be able to do that radio also. any suggestions?

Timmy G
Thank you AA2OJ



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| 659|631|2007-03-09 21:06:16|Kuhns, Arthur G SSG NGCA|Re: Tempo One Black No S Meter Movement|
Timmy I do not know about extending the frequencies to cover all mars freqs.
I know that some of the MARS freq that are close to the ham bands can be
reached with no mods. However like the freq in the 5 mhz area will require a
mod.
I would be interested in that mod as well. Perhaps one of our more
technical/ engineering members have a suggestion.
Art KK6PJ/AAT9BI


Arthur Kuhns
Calif. Army National Guard
DPW Supply and Services
Camp Robert, CA. 93451
Comm. Ph.: 805-238-8880
DSN: 949-8880
Fax: 805-238-8137
Email: arthur.kuhns@...

-----Original Message-----
From: FT-200@yahoogroups.com [mailto:FT-200@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of
jjoiyd@...
Sent: Friday, March 09, 2007 10:56 AM
To: FT-200@yahoogroups.com
Cc: FT-200@yahoogroups.com
Subject: RE: [FT-200] Re: Tempo One Black No S Meter Movement

Any one here able to tell me if I can adjust my tempo one to to HF MARS
Frequencies? OR my Alinco 70 2meters trough 160 meters? I also have a Kenwood
520 - Will I be able to do that radio also. any suggestions?

Timmy G
Thank you AA2OJ

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| 660|631|2007-03-09 21:12:22|Kuhns, Arthur G SSG NGCA|Re: Tempo One Black No S Meter Movement|
Timmy I did a quick Google search for Mars Mods on the Kenwood TS-520 and
found this link. It appears to be good for only the 4meg band.

http://www.radiomods.co.nz/kenwood/kenwoodts520.html



Arthur Kuhns
Calif. Army National Guard
DPW Supply and Services
Camp Robert, CA. 93451
Comm. Ph.: 805-238-8880
DSN: 949-8880
Fax: 805-238-8137
Email: arthur.kuhns@...

-----Original Message-----
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jjoiyd@...
Sent: Friday, March 09, 2007 10:57 AM
To: FT-200@yahoogroups.com
Subject: Re: [FT-200] Re: Tempo One Black No S Meter Movement

Any one here able to tell me if I can adjust my tempo one to to HF MARS
Frequencies? OR my Alinco 70 2meters trough 160 meters? I also have a Kenwood
520 - Will I be able to do that radio also. any suggestions?

Timmy G
Thank you AA2OJ

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| 661|631|2007-03-09 21:19:30|Eric Tindall|Re: Tempo One Black No S Meter Movement|
Hi group. Only had to switch two wires (M+ and a feed to V104 pin 1
through R121) on RL101. S-Meter now working great!!Thanks everyone
for all your comments and suggestions. Now off to the transmitter!73

Eric N9RMB


--- In FT-200@yahoogroups.com, "Kuhns, Arthur G SSG NGCA"
Behalf Of
I
go
40yahoogroups.com On
L7
signal
and
receiver
I'll
tapped
3
internal
com
com]
the
circuit
break.
RX
| 662|662|2007-03-09 21:58:54|Ron|Sorry... sent to wrong forum...opps!|
X
| 663|663|2007-03-09 22:01:01|Ron|The Dinky|
Someone just sent this to me and I thought you all might like a look.
Hope I am not breaking any laws here... Ron/W5RCP
http://www.geocities.com/micro-wave/dinkey.html
| 664|664|2007-03-09 23:38:37|Eric Tindall|Tempo One Relay|
Hi group. Would anyone know where I could find a replacement relay for
RL101. Seems maybe the "new" relay doesn't want to fully close when I
put the unit into "oper" mode to see my bias current. Does anyone know
the specs for coil in the original relay? ( DC 12v or 100v )
Replacement relay is rated 12vdc.
Eric N9RMB
| 665|664|2007-03-10 16:13:06|Eric Tindall|Re: Tempo One Relay|
Hi group. I have a tech question. Are all the relays supposed to trip
when you put the radio in "oper" mode with no microphone plugged in?
And do the relay control tubes just operate the relays when in "vox"
mode? Eric N9RMB
| 666|625|2007-03-12 12:46:38|David Evans|Re: Digest Number 229|
Well, it WAS the antenna relay after all- but the socket rather
thasn the relay itself! I discovered this eventually by using the
ultimate piece of test equipment - (tapping it with my screwdriver
when it was in place and the receiver working.) It came alive and it
dawned on me that it was the connection and not the relay itself. So
a useful tip - clean the sockets for the relays and the pins with
contact cleaner too! Almost ready to go on the air- pity I have only
a makeshift antenna here in Lisbon. Thanks to all for the support...

| 667|667|2007-03-13 00:06:33|David Evans|Fwd: Re: Digest Number 229- FT200 rehabilitation|
And now the next problem on the old FT 200 for the forum of friendly
experts. All help is really appreciated!
I have good reception on all bands after having solved the antenna
relay problem but there are one or two persistent gremlins on
transmit. The first one is as follows:
I can tune up perfectly well and get good output on tune on all
bands. On the operate position I have good output on ssb on all
bands , but on the cw position no joy ata ll -(the key is fine by the
way... )I have had the oper/rcv/cal switch out and have tried to
clean and check the contacts. It began by being intermittent and the
position of the oper/ rcv/ cal knife switch was always a bit fiddly-
Any ideas comrades?Thanks in advance for any suggestions.

73 David CT4RL
--- In FT-200@yahoogroups.com, "David Evans"
Well, it WAS the antenna relay after all- but the socket rather
thasn the relay itself! I discovered this eventually by using the
ultimate piece of test equipment - (tapping it with my screwdriver
when it was in place and the receiver working.) It came alive and it
dawned on me that it was the connection and not the relay itself. So
a useful tip - clean the sockets for the relays and the pins with
contact cleaner too! Almost ready to go on the air- pity I have only
a makeshift antenna here in Lisbon. Thanks to all for the support...

| 668|668|2007-03-13 00:42:54|CLM|Yaesu FT-450 Newest Transceiver|
Yaesu's newest transceiver expected to make its debut at Dayton Ohio
Ham Fest 2007

The hits just keep on rolling! Join the fun!
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Yaesu_FT-450/

Regards
Carol W4CLM



The FT-450 is a rugged, innovative multiband, multimode portable
transceiver for the amateur radio HF/VHF bands. Providing coverage
of the 160-10 meter bands plus the 6 m, the FT-450 includes
operation on the SSB, CW, AM, FM, and Digital modes, yielding the
most comprehensive performance package available for field
operation.

Designed for use from an external DC power source, the FT-450
provides 100 watts of power output from a 13.8-Volt external power
supply.

The multi-function Liquid-Crystal Display includes various back
lighting, which may be disabled for battery conservation. The
display includes bar-graph indication of power output, ALC voltage,
SWR, and modulation level.

Among the advanced features of the FT-450 are many incorporated only
in large base-station transceivers. These include Dual VFOs; Split-
Frequency operation; Digital Signal Processing (Bandpass Filtering,
Noise Reduction, Notch, and Microphone Equalizer); IF Shift;
Clarifier ("R.I.T."); IF Noise Blanker; AGC Fast/Slow/Auto/Off
selection; RF Gain and Squelch control; IPO (Intercept Point
Optimization) and a receiver front-end Attenuator; VOX; Built-in
Electronic Keyer; Adjustable CW Pitch; Built-in CTCSS
Encoder/Decoders; and Time-Out Timer (TOT) functions; Computer
Interface capability; and Cloning capability.

Specifications

General
Frequency Range: Receive: 30 kHz - 56 MHz
Transmit: 160 - 6 Meters
Emission Modes: A1 (CW), A3 (AM), A3J (LSB/USB), F3 (FM)
Synthesizer Steps (Min.): 10 Hz (CW/SSB), 100 Hz (AM/FM)
Antenna Impedance: 50 Ohms, Unbalanced (M)
Operating Temp. Range: -10 °C to +50 °C
Frequency Stability: ± 4 ppm from 1 min. to 60 min after power on.
@25 °C: 1 ppm/hour
Supply Voltage: Normal: 13.8 VDC ±10 %, Negative Ground
Current Consumption: Squelched: 1 A (Approx.)
Receive: 1.5 A
Transmit: 22 A
Case Size: 229 (W) x 84 (H) x 217 (D) mm
Weight (Approx.): 3.6 kg
Transmitter
RF Power Output: 100 W @13.8 V DC
Modulation Types: SSB: Balanced Modulator
AM: Early Stage (Low Level)
FM: Variable Reactance
FM Maximum Deviation: ±5 kHz (FM-N: ±2.5 kHz)
Spurious Radiation: -50 dB (1.8-29.7 MHz)
-70 dB (50 MHz)
Carrier Suppression: Opp. Sideband Suppression: SSB Frequency Response: 400 Hz-2600 Hz (-6 dB)
Microphone Impedance: 200-10k Ohms (Nominal: 600 Ohms)

Receiver
Circuit Type: Double-Conversion Superheterodyne
Intermediate Frequencies: 1st: 67.899 MHz
2nd: 24 kHz
Sensitivity: SSB/CW AM FM
1.8 MHz-28 MHz 0.2 µV 2 µV -
28 MHz-30 MHz 0.2 µV 2 µV 0.5 µV
50 MHz-56 MHz 0.16 µV 1 µV 0.25 µV
(SSB/CW/AM = 10 dB S/N, FM = 12 dB SINAD)
Image Rejection: 70 dB
IF Rejection: 60 dB
Selectivity (-6/-60 dB): SSB/CW: 2.2 kHz/4.5 kHz
AM: 6 kHz/20 kHz
FM-N: 9 kHz/25 kHz
CW-N: 500 Hz/2.0 kHz
AF Output: 2.2 W (@4 Ohms, 10% THD or less)
AF Output Impedance: 4-16 Ohms
| 669|668|2007-03-13 03:47:11|Brad Knapp|Re: Yaesu FT-450 Newest Transceiver|
Right next to your impressive display of Yaesus, perhaps? :-)



Brad

N6KYS





_____

From: FT-200@yahoogroups.com [mailto:FT-200@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of
CLM
Sent: Monday, March 12, 2007 5:43 PM
To: FT-200@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [FT-200] Yaesu FT-450 Newest Transceiver



Yaesu's newest transceiver expected to make its debut at Dayton Ohio
Ham Fest 2007

The hits just keep on rolling! Join the fun!
http://groups.
Regards
Carol W4CLM

The FT-450 is a rugged, innovative multiband, multimode portable
transceiver for the amateur radio HF/VHF bands. Providing coverage
of the 160-10 meter bands plus the 6 m, the FT-450 includes
operation on the SSB, CW, AM, FM, and Digital modes, yielding the
most comprehensive performance package available for field
operation.

Designed for use from an external DC power source, the FT-450
provides 100 watts of power output from a 13.8-Volt external power
supply.

The multi-function Liquid-Crystal Display includes various back
lighting, which may be disabled for battery conservation. The
display includes bar-graph indication of power output, ALC voltage,
SWR, and modulation level.

Among the advanced features of the FT-450 are many incorporated only
in large base-station transceivers. These include Dual VFOs; Split-
Frequency operation; Digital Signal Processing (Bandpass Filtering,
Noise Reduction, Notch, and Microphone Equalizer); IF Shift;
Clarifier ("R.I.T."); IF Noise Blanker; AGC Fast/Slow/Auto/Off
selection; RF Gain and Squelch control; IPO (Intercept Point
Optimization) and a receiver front-end Attenuator; VOX; Built-in
Electronic Keyer; Adjustable CW Pitch; Built-in CTCSS
Encoder/Decoders; and Time-Out Timer (TOT) functions; Computer
Interface capability; and Cloning capability.

Specifications

General
Frequency Range: Receive: 30 kHz - 56 MHz
Transmit: 160 - 6 Meters
Emission Modes: A1 (CW), A3 (AM), A3J (LSB/USB), F3 (FM)
Synthesizer Steps (Min.): 10 Hz (CW/SSB), 100 Hz (AM/FM)
Antenna Impedance: 50 Ohms, Unbalanced (M)
Operating Temp. Range: -10 °C to +50 °C
Frequency Stability: ± 4 ppm from 1 min. to 60 min after power on.
@25 °C: 1 ppm/hour
Supply Voltage: Normal: 13.8 VDC ±10 %, Negative Ground
Current Consumption: Squelched: 1 A (Approx.)
Receive: 1.5 A
Transmit: 22 A
Case Size: 229 (W) x 84 (H) x 217 (D) mm
Weight (Approx.): 3.6 kg
Transmitter
RF Power Output: 100 W @13.8 V DC
Modulation Types: SSB: Balanced Modulator
AM: Early Stage (Low Level)
FM: Variable Reactance
FM Maximum Deviation: ±5 kHz (FM-N: ±2.5 kHz)
Spurious Radiation: -50 dB (1.8-29.7 MHz)
-70 dB (50 MHz)
Carrier Suppression: Opp. Sideband Suppression: SSB Frequency Response: 400 Hz-2600 Hz (-6 dB)
Microphone Impedance: 200-10k Ohms (Nominal: 600 Ohms)

Receiver
Circuit Type: Double-Conversion Superheterodyne
Intermediate Frequencies: 1st: 67.899 MHz
2nd: 24 kHz
Sensitivity: SSB/CW AM FM
1.8 MHz-28 MHz 0.2 µV 2 µV -
28 MHz-30 MHz 0.2 µV 2 µV 0.5 µV
50 MHz-56 MHz 0.16 µV 1 µV 0.25 µV
(SSB/CW/AM = 10 dB S/N, FM = 12 dB SINAD)
Image Rejection: 70 dB
IF Rejection: 60 dB
Selectivity (-6/-60 dB): SSB/CW: 2.2 kHz/4.5 kHz
AM: 6 kHz/20 kHz
FM-N: 9 kHz/25 kHz
CW-N: 500 Hz/2.0 kHz
AF Output: 2.2 W (@4 Ohms, 10% THD or less)
AF Output Impedance: 4-16 Ohms





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| 670|623|2007-03-13 04:11:10|Steve|Re: Interesting Mod (Part 2)|
Hi all,
Just thought I'd throw another couple of ideas at the 'keep cool'
bit, I added a fan similar to Brads and it helps greatly, but the one
I used was salvaged from a PC power supply and powered from the finals
heater supply via a simple diode and filter cap. When I use the
transverter with the 200, the finals have their heaters off and the
fan stops. I also added a switch for the heaters for receive only and
this was done by replacing the 'Mic Gain' pot with a switch-pot,
adding wires to the accessory socket in series with the wire to the
finals. This enabled the finals to still power-down when using the
transverter and no additional 'holes', simply turn mic-gain to minimum
and 'click'... job done

Steve
VK8ZSJ


| 671|623|2007-03-13 04:22:28|Brad Knapp|Re: Interesting Mod (Part 2)|
Excellent!! Can you upload some pictures in the Photos section? I'd love
to see your ideas!



Take care,

Brad

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To: FT-200@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [FT-200] Re: Interesting Mod (Part 2)




Hi all,
Just thought I'd throw another couple of ideas at the 'keep cool'
bit, I added a fan similar to Brads and it helps greatly, but the one
I used was salvaged from a PC power supply and powered from the finals
heater supply via a simple diode and filter cap. When I use the
transverter with the 200, the finals have their heaters off and the
fan stops. I also added a switch for the heaters for receive only and
this was done by replacing the 'Mic Gain' pot with a switch-pot,
adding wires to the accessory socket in series with the wire to the
finals. This enabled the finals to still power-down when using the
transverter and no additional 'holes', simply turn mic-gain to minimum
and 'click'... job done

Steve
VK8ZSJ

--- In FT-200@yahoogroups. | 672|672|2007-03-13 19:46:48|Garry Rife|New to the Group|
Hello All,
Although I'm new to the group, I'm not new to FT's. I currently own
an FT-920 and have recently "re-acquired" my very first HF radio ... a
Tempo One that I bought, used, in '74 or '75. My brother, W5EWA (in
Houston), had been using it for many years but, finally upgraded his HF
gear and no longer needs the Tempo. He built a very well equipped
Elecraft K2 and has a very nice TS830S.
I'll bring the Tempo back with me the next trip I make to Houston.

The old girl had been sitting in a closet for the past 4 or 5 yrs
but, my brother put it on the air 2 nights ago and found that it's
still working FB .. and looks great too. In preparation, he removed
the case and unplugged and plugged the tubes in, wiggled them around in
their sockets a bit, and it fired right up. Signal and audio reports
were what we're accustomed to ... Great! The old Shure 444D that I
bought with the radio is still working it's audio magic. I'm excited
about getting her back on my bench and surprising my radio friends with
35 year old technology.
Thanks to those who created and maintain this site. It's already
been a valuable resource. I have ordered the CD from the club web site
and have found an owners manual to download. Hope I can contribute
something useful to the group effort to keep 'em running.

73,
Garry
N5GLr
Arlington, TX
| 673|672|2007-03-13 20:57:50|Brad Knapp|Re: New to the Group|
Welcome Garry!



Love the Tempos! Every now and then, I re-read page 1 of the owner's
manual, at the top. Love the "precision built, high performance"
description. For that time, it probably was! For now, we just love
admiring them and keeping them going strong on the bands. Just like a '57
Chevy or '65 Mustang!



Cheers,

Brad

N6KYS





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Sent: Tuesday, March 13, 2007 12:19 PM
To: FT-200@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [FT-200] New to the Group



Hello All,
Although I'm new to the group, I'm not new to FT's. I currently own
an FT-920 and have recently "re-acquired" my very first HF radio ... a
Tempo One that I bought, used, in '74 or '75. My brother, W5EWA (in
Houston), had been using it for many years but, finally upgraded his HF
gear and no longer needs the Tempo. He built a very well equipped
Elecraft K2 and has a very nice TS830S.
I'll bring the Tempo back with me the next trip I make to Houston.

The old girl had been sitting in a closet for the past 4 or 5 yrs
but, my brother put it on the air 2 nights ago and found that it's
still working FB .. and looks great too. In preparation, he removed
the case and unplugged and plugged the tubes in, wiggled them around in
their sockets a bit, and it fired right up. Signal and audio reports
were what we're accustomed to ... Great! The old Shure 444D that I
bought with the radio is still working it's audio magic. I'm excited
about getting her back on my bench and surprising my radio friends with
35 year old technology.
Thanks to those who created and maintain this site. It's already
been a valuable resource. I have ordered the CD from the club web site
and have found an owners manual to download. Hope I can contribute
something useful to the group effort to keep 'em running.

73,
Garry
N5GLr
Arlington, TX







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| 674|667|2007-03-14 14:29:39|David Evans|Fwd: Re: Digest Number 229- FT200 rehabilitation|
and the carrier control on AM seems to have no effect on IC. Maybe
there's a link? best to all David

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it
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| 675|664|2007-03-14 19:54:21|Eric Tindall|Re: Tempo One Relay|
Hi group. Found all problems. Relays and switches cleaned. Found a
original Yaesu relay to replace the odd new one. May need some aligning
but at least all functions work. Thanks for everyone's input.
Eric N9RMB


| 676|623|2007-03-15 00:29:25|Brad Knapp|Re: Interesting Mod (Part 2)|
Hi Steve,

One thing caught my eye in your message post...what kind of
transverter do you use with your Tempo One?

Thanks!

Brad
N6KYS



| 677|623|2007-03-16 14:30:37|Steve|Re: Interesting Mod (Part 2)|
Hi Brad,

I have an FTV-650B for 6 meters that works in conjunction with the
FT-200 (Tempo-One) and after a few 'tweeks' seems to do a good job.
The only thing that gave me some grief was the bias setup. It was
used with an FT-101E by the previous owner and needed a mod to the
bias arrangement to fly with the '200. Basically removing one
resistor and adding a ground to FTV input connector pin 10 to complete
the PTT circuit. If you need any more info, I'd be happy to answer
any questions etc..

Cheers,
Steve
VK8ZSJ



| 678|678|2007-03-18 02:01:53|jjpprimeau1|Where can I find replacement tube's ?|
I have a Tempo One SSB Transceiver that need's two tube's replaced. My
question is Where can I get them? The tube's are 12AU7 and 7360. Can
these tube's be cross referenced to other's and if so what are they?
The radio is made by Henry.
| 679|678|2007-03-18 02:05:23|NvSmith7@aol.com|Re: Where can I find replacement tube's ?|
check out ebay, lots of tubes there...



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| 680|680|2007-03-18 02:41:59|John A|Freq display for Tempo One?|
I asked this question on the main Fox Tango group and didn't get any
responses, so I'll try here. I have a black-face Tempo One on the way,
and would love to be able to run a freq display on it like the YC-601B
that I have on my 101E. Has anybody been able to connect a display of
some type to a Temp One/FT-200 radio, either aftermarket or maybe the
YC-601B?
Thanks for any help!

John
"Real radios glow in the dark!"
| 681|678|2007-03-18 08:16:25|Ken|Re: Where can I find replacement tube's ?|
12AU7 is real easy. 12AX7 will do the same job. They are also known as ECC82 and ECC83 and are double triodes and should be in almost every valve junkbox around. They are also found in valve band amplifiers i.e. as found on the other end of an electric guitar lead.
The 7360 is a special beam tube and is the balanced modulator. This one is real rare but there should be some in the grave yard. (contact Carol on this site)
They can be replaced with a transistorised circuit at last resort. I found the circuit for it on the net once so have a search. Its a bit tricky getting the filaments sorted out though and you would have to build up the circuit and deal with set up and debug and modulation content.
. First, are you sure it is faulty???
What makes you think so?
Ken.


| 682|680|2007-03-18 11:14:46|Wim Penders|Re: Freq display for Tempo One?|
Hello John,

There are some countermodules around, that are intended for the Drake
and other equipment with a 5 to 5.5 Mhz VFO.
They should work, the snag is that the VFO is used from 5-5.5Mhz on 20
and in the opposite direction on 80 meter. see red and black scala,
don't remember wich is for wich, (I had a FT200 some 35 years ago, and
that is a long time to remember details).
They used a 9Mhz IF, because they could mix them directly with the VFO
for 80 ad 20 meters, and had just to add a premixer for the other bands.
It was a very common circuit at the time, Drake, Galaxy and others
used it too.
resuming: It is possible to use a counter, but I do not think it is
worth the trouble to get them to display the working frequency.

73, Wim PA0PGA



| 683|680|2007-03-18 19:31:24|spaceghostone1960|Re: Freq display for Tempo One?|
Hello, there were 2 frequency displays made. One was the
Spectronics, and the other was made by Grand System in Washington
state. I have the grand system display an it hooked into the radio
by socket adapter under 2 tubes. Very accurate and when I bought it
it cost $300, it cost more than I paid for the radio at the time
which was $250 but it was worth it.

Try searching for Grand Systems or Spectronics. Dont have the
information for Grand Systems any more, may not be in business any
more they were made to order around 1981 or 1982. Sorry I could not
give you more help but I also seen one of the Spectronics on EBay a
few months ago you might try there.

Sincerely

James KC9KTV/AE


| 684|684|2007-03-21 16:21:56|Jim|OT: This is cool - What American Accent do you have?|
This one pegged me ~ right on the spot !


http://www.gotoquiz.com/results/what_american_accent_do_you_have


[Non-text portions of this message have been removed]| 685|667|2007-03-22 22:31:57|David Evans|FT200 rehabilitation- the patient has still not fully recovered...|
The saga continues I am afraid.I am beginning to think the problem is
the trainee doctor - not the patient!
Some things get better, others worse. I have now lost receive on my
old FT200! Transmit seems to be OK with good output on tune and cw is
now keying perfectly after I had the oper/rcv/cal switch out and
fixed the contacts. All relays are firing and the relay contacts
appear to be OK. BUT now I have no receive audio at all.No noise,
nothing at all. The s-meter behaves normally when switching the
receiver on and when reducing RF gain to a minimum- but no signals
are shown on the meter, even on forty where there are usually lots of
strong signals. There is no calibrate signal showing on the meter at
100 khz intervals either. I tried putting an audio tone from my
signal generator into the AF gain pot and I could hear it perfectly
on both the speaker and the phones - so presumably whatever is faulty
is not in the PA stage. I also tried putting an RF signal into the
receiver at different points in the circuit but I still couldn't hear
a thing.
Any help would be greatly appreciated as always
73,
David CT4RL

--- In FT-200@yahoogroups.com, "David Evans" antenna
fiddly-
the
screwdriver
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support...
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an
| 686|667|2007-03-23 11:16:53|Andrew|Re: FT200 rehabilitation- the patient has still not fully recovered|
--- In FT-200@yahoogroups.com, "David Evans"
A few things to check (logical fault finding...)

Do you have a signal generator? - best....if not, then...

Start by getting a signal into each stage as you did with the audio
amp - a screwdriver connected to the GRID of the IF am tube(s) should
result in at least a "click" in the speaker...keep going back towards
the front end, where it stops is where its dead.

BUT - old radios, by their very nature, are fragile - all those wires,
sleeping peacefully for many years, until someone comes along and
disturbs them...

To me, the most likely fault cause is where you have been before, ie
the op/rec/tx switch - quite possibly, a wire has broken off and you
haven't seen it as its laced in pretty tight...

Good luck, keep us posted...

Andrew VK3BFA.
| 687|667|2007-03-24 02:51:21|David Evans|Re: FT200 rehabilitation- the patient has still not fully recovered|
Thanks for the encouragement Andrew! I was beginning to despair. But
I got my signal generator out again and traced the RF signal through
on Aas you suggested. I also discovered that the oper rec cal switch
needed looking at again, as did the relays. But the problem was that
despite the relays working apparently normally, receive didn't come
back on automatically after keying the transmitter on cw. So I began
looking at the relay sensitivity, antitrip( never knew what that was
for I must confess)etc. and the other pots on the back. Could the VOX
be holding the tcvr in transmit mode? I did get receive back once or
twice and reception was excellent- but a few seconds after keying
the transmitter. The relays clicked back normally but there was a
delay before the audio came on. So now I am working on the basis that
it must be something to do with vox delay, what do you think? I
haven't got the mike plugged in of course.

73 to all
David CT4RL

| 688|667|2007-03-24 14:35:50|Andrew|Re: FT200 rehabilitation- the patient has still not fully recovered|
--- In FT-200@yahoogroups.com, "David Evans" is most probably mechanical, ie a dirty/intermittent/sticking contact
on one of the relays - if it was VOX, the relay would "hang" in the TX
position until it got the "end of VOX cycle" (whatever its proper name
is...)And given that its a 30 years old plus radio....

To prove, try wacking the relays with the back of a screwdriver - if
its mechanically hanging, then it "should" free up. If not, you must
then actually measure each set of contacts to see if they are doing
there function, ie is HT switching from TX to RX, is the aerial being
switched likewise (and whatever else its supposed to be switching..-ie
IF amps, etc, whatever... been so long since I touched mine, cant
remember..)

I am a working technician, and MOST faults are simple, and if its old
gear, and there is a CHANCE of mechanical failure, check there first.
I make a living from the simple ones - the complex, theory laden ones
chew up time and, while they provide intellectual satisfaction, don't
pay in dollar terms.....

You don't have that constraint, theres no pressure to get the job
done. Remember - its only a hobby, its only a hobby, its only a ......

Andrew VK3BFA.



| 689|689|2007-03-25 21:31:40|jflegal|New to the group and have a lot of noise on 80m|
Hi everyone, I am new to this group, but am very glad I found it.
I just got a Tempo One off ebay a few weeks ago and am trying to get
it into good working order. I love these old radios, but have to
admit that I don't have a lot of experiance repairing ones this old.
Ok on to the problem. The radio seems to work fairly well
already, but I have only tested RX so far. All the bands sound
pretty good, but I get a lot of static on 80m. I can hear the other
opperators but with a lot of background static. I have double
checked and everything is grounded well and the power supply is
plugged into a good AC line filter.
I tried doing the RX adjment listed in the service manual and I
hear the tone very well on all bands except 80m. On 80m I hear a
very low tone were as on all other bands I get a very high tone. I
am going to try the adjustments listed in the service manual to see
if the tone changes on 80m, but I have to get a adjustment tool
first. Any other tips from the group would be greatly appreciated.
Also can anyone tell me where to find C55? I have looked and
can't tell which one it is.

Thanks
Jason
ke4jqq
| 690|689|2007-03-25 23:58:15|fgk9@aol.com|Re: New to the group and have a lot of noise on 80m|
I'm no expert, but on my Tempo One C55 is located on the forth deck of the
band switch. It is a square capacitor and ties between the band switch deck and
the terminal strip in the final compartment. KC5RT



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| 691|667|2007-03-26 00:16:09|David Evans|Re: FT200 rehabilitation- the patient has NOW recovered...|
I bonked RL 101 (the relay on top of the chassis)with a screwdriver
as you suggested Andrew, and a contact had obviously been stuck
because the receiver jumped to life. So I had the relay out again,
took it apart carefully and cleaned it for about the third time with
contact fluid. Maybe I had overdone the quantity of contact fluid
before or perhaps a miniscule bit of paper had been trapped and that
was making one of the contacts stick. Now it's working fine.

I remember that when I started bringing the FT200 back to life the
first tip I was given on the list was to clean the relays and the
switches! There is nothing worse than an intermittent problem - it
can be exasperating . Anyway its fixed - so thanks to everyone who
contributed- I think I can finally put the old tcvr back in its case
and use it normally.

best to all David CT4RL
| 692|689|2007-03-26 03:24:34|jflegal|Re: New to the group and have a lot of noise on 80m|
Thanks KC5RT. Well if I am following you directions correctly then
C55 on my Tempo One is a large red disk capacitor with no markings on
it. It is about the size of a nickel and twice as thick. Since it has
no markings I don't know if someone has replaced it with a different
size cap.
I got a adjustment tool to adjust L7 and L12 for 80m. I am now
getting a good cal tone on all bands, but still a lot of static on
80m. Any thoughts anyone?

Thanks
Jason
KE4JQQ


| 693|693|2007-03-27 20:51:06|jflegal|R134 with a 10uf cap in parallel?|
While checking the condition of C109 & C110 I noticed that someone
(previous owner) has added a 10uf cap in parallel with R134. Can
anyone tell me what this mod fixed or if it should even be there? Oh,
and can someone tell me which tube is the first RF tube? Thanks for
the help.
Jason
KE4JQQ
| 694|693|2007-03-27 21:11:52|Brad Knapp|Re: R134 with a 10uf cap in parallel?|
I saw a picture of one of those on the web..I think it was an eBay listing
(same radio?). I'd be interested to see what it is for as well.



Brad Knapp

N6KYS





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jflegal
Sent: Tuesday, March 27, 2007 9:39 AM
To: FT-200@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [FT-200] R134 with a 10uf cap in parallel?



While checking the condition of C109 & C110 I noticed that someone
(previous owner) has added a 10uf cap in parallel with R134. Can
anyone tell me what this mod fixed or if it should even be there? Oh,
and can someone tell me which tube is the first RF tube? Thanks for
the help.
Jason
KE4JQQ





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| 695|693|2007-03-27 22:20:52|Jim|Re: R134 with a 10uf cap in parallel?|
If you are referring to C131, it's on the "Tempo One" schematic.

It looks like standard cathode bypass application on the Microphone
Amplifier...

Jim

| 696|693|2007-03-28 03:12:12|jflegal|Re: R134 with a 10uf cap in parallel?|
No not C131. This one someone has soldered on top of R134 piggy back
still. It is a small gray 10uf electrolytic cap. By putting a cap
in parallel to the resistor I assume they were trying to filter out
some noise, but it has been a long time since high school electronic
class.

Jason

| 697|693|2007-03-28 12:15:11|Ken|Re: R134 with a 10uf cap in parallel?|
Unsolder one end and see what happens. If you dont like the result put
it back.
Ken
ZL3OZ
| 698|667|2007-03-28 14:03:34|Andrew|Re: FT200 rehabilitation- the patient has NOW recovered...|
--- In FT-200@yahoogroups.com, "David Evans" some esoteric, highly technical explanation of what is going on, but
to check the BASICS - ie, sorta like changing the lighbulb first on
spec. rather than re-engineering the power station.....

So saying that, I get caught by things like that too (all too often,
alas hi hi) - best thing is, go away, think about it, ask questions -
you "may" not get the exact answer you want, but will often stir a
brain cell into the right direction...

AND - I have about 5 of em - 2 worth doing up, 3 for trade/spares.
Been sitting there far too long, all of em......also, 2 power
supplies, (one good, one dubious HB one I haven't fired up yet..)

But I did get round to lashing up a basic valve tester recently - to
my surprise, most of the output tubes were OK.....

Andrew VK3BFA.
| 699|667|2007-03-28 14:06:16|Andrew|Re: FT200 rehabilitation- the patient has NOW recovered...|
--- In FT-200@yahoogroups.com, "David Evans" some esoteric, highly technical explanation of what is going on, but
to check the BASICS - ie, sorta like changing the lighbulb first on
spec. rather than re-engineering the power station.....

So saying that, I get caught by things like that too (all too often,
alas hi hi) - best thing is, go away, think about it, ask questions -
you "may" not get the exact answer you want, but will often stir a
brain cell into the right direction...

AND - I have about 5 of em - 2 worth doing up, 3 for trade/spares.
Been sitting there far too long, all of em......also, 2 power
supplies, (one good, one dubious HB one I haven't fired up yet..)

But I did get round to lashing up a basic valve tester recently - to
my surprise, most of the output tubes were OK.....

Andrew VK3BFA.
| 700|623|2007-03-28 14:14:58|Andrew|Re: Interesting Mod (Part 2)|
--- In FT-200@yahoogroups.com, "Brad Knapp" Behalf Of
That was a common mod for FT101's..a good idea too. Brad, thanks for
your photo essays on mods - a picture IS worth a thousand words...

Andrew VK3BFA.
| 701|693|2007-03-29 01:19:56|fgk9@aol.com|Re: R134 with a 10uf cap in parallel?|
Jason, my schematic shows a 10 Ufd accross R134. It is a radial cap in my radio, I guess it could be that it was replaced with an axial cap, so they put it accross R134 rather than looping it into the orignial holes. That's just a guess. The cap is a cathode bypass in the audio circuit. ...I have a tempo one on the bench too. It has many problems, I guess when they get 30 years old you can expect it. Later Fred.


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Subject: [FT-200] R134 with a 10uf cap in parallel?


While checking the condition of C109 & C110 I noticed that someone
(previous owner) has added a 10uf cap in parallel with R134. Can
anyone tell me what this mod fixed or if it should even be there? Oh,
and can someone tell me which tube is the first RF tube? Thanks for
the help.
Jason
KE4JQQ



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| 702|693|2007-03-29 01:20:11|fgk9@aol.com|Re: R134 with a 10uf cap in parallel?|
Jason, my schematic shows a 10 Ufd accross R134. It is a radial cap in my radio, I guess it could be that it was replaced with an axial cap, so they put it accross R134 rather than looping it into the orignial holes. That's just a guess. The cap is a cathode bypass in the audio circuit. ...I have a tempo one on the bench too. It has many problems, I guess when they get 30 years old you can expect it. Later Fred.


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Sent: Tue, 27 Mar 2007 8:39 AM
Subject: [FT-200] R134 with a 10uf cap in parallel?


While checking the condition of C109 & C110 I noticed that someone
(previous owner) has added a 10uf cap in parallel with R134. Can
anyone tell me what this mod fixed or if it should even be there? Oh,
and can someone tell me which tube is the first RF tube? Thanks for
the help.
Jason
KE4JQQ



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| 703|693|2007-03-29 01:20:40|fgk9@aol.com|Re: R134 with a 10uf cap in parallel?|
Jason, my schematic shows a 10 Ufd accross R134. It is a radial cap in my radio, I guess it could be that it was replaced with an axial cap, so they put it accross R134 rather than looping it into the orignial holes. That's just a guess. The cap is a cathode bypass in the audio circuit. ...I have a tempo one on the bench too. It has many problems, I guess when they get 30 years old you can expect it. Later Fred.


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Sent: Tue, 27 Mar 2007 8:39 AM
Subject: [FT-200] R134 with a 10uf cap in parallel?


While checking the condition of C109 & C110 I noticed that someone
(previous owner) has added a 10uf cap in parallel with R134. Can
anyone tell me what this mod fixed or if it should even be there? Oh,
and can someone tell me which tube is the first RF tube? Thanks for
the help.
Jason
KE4JQQ



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| 704|693|2007-03-29 01:20:50|fgk9@aol.com|Re: R134 with a 10uf cap in parallel?|
Jason, my schematic shows a 10 Ufd accross R134. It is a radial cap in my radio, I guess it could be that it was replaced with an axial cap, so they put it accross R134 rather than looping it into the orignial holes. That's just a guess. The cap is a cathode bypass in the audio circuit. ...I have a tempo one on the bench too. It has many problems, I guess when they get 30 years old you can expect it. Later Fred.


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Subject: [FT-200] R134 with a 10uf cap in parallel?


While checking the condition of C109 & C110 I noticed that someone
(previous owner) has added a 10uf cap in parallel with R134. Can
anyone tell me what this mod fixed or if it should even be there? Oh,
and can someone tell me which tube is the first RF tube? Thanks for
the help.
Jason
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| 705|693|2007-03-29 01:25:24|fgk9@aol.com|Re: R134 with a 10uf cap in parallel?|
Jason, my schematic shows a 10 Ufd accross R134. It is a radial cap in my radio, I guess it could be that it was replaced with an axial cap, so they put it accross R134 rather than looping it into the orignial holes. That's just a guess. The cap is a cathode bypass in the audio circuit. ...I have a tempo one on the bench too. It has many problems, I guess when they get 30 years old you can expect it. Later Fred.


-----Original Message-----
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Sent: Tue, 27 Mar 2007 8:39 AM
Subject: [FT-200] R134 with a 10uf cap in parallel?


While checking the condition of C109 & C110 I noticed that someone
(previous owner) has added a 10uf cap in parallel with R134. Can
anyone tell me what this mod fixed or if it should even be there? Oh,
and can someone tell me which tube is the first RF tube? Thanks for
the help.
Jason
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| 706|693|2007-03-29 01:26:21|fgk9@aol.com|Re: R134 with a 10uf cap in parallel?|
Jason, my schematic shows a 10 Ufd accross R134. It is a radial cap in my radio, I guess it could be that it was replaced with an axial cap, so they put it accross R134 rather than looping it into the orignial holes. That's just a guess. The cap is a cathode bypass in the audio circuit. ...I have a tempo one on the bench too. It has many problems, I guess when they get 30 years old you can expect it. Later Fred.


-----Original Message-----
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Sent: Tue, 27 Mar 2007 8:39 AM
Subject: [FT-200] R134 with a 10uf cap in parallel?


While checking the condition of C109 & C110 I noticed that someone
(previous owner) has added a 10uf cap in parallel with R134. Can
anyone tell me what this mod fixed or if it should even be there? Oh,
and can someone tell me which tube is the first RF tube? Thanks for
the help.
Jason
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| 707|693|2007-03-29 01:36:05|fgk9@aol.com|Re: R134 with a 10uf cap in parallel?|
Jason, my schematic shows a 10 Ufd accross R134. It is a radial cap in my radio, I guess it could be that it was replaced with an axial cap, so they put it accross R134 rather than looping it into the orignial holes. That's just a guess. The cap is a cathode bypass in the audio circuit. ...I have a tempo one on the bench too. It has many problems, I guess when they get 30 years old you can expect it. Later Fred.


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Subject: [FT-200] R134 with a 10uf cap in parallel?


While checking the condition of C109 & C110 I noticed that someone
(previous owner) has added a 10uf cap in parallel with R134. Can
anyone tell me what this mod fixed or if it should even be there? Oh,
and can someone tell me which tube is the first RF tube? Thanks for
the help.
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| 708|693|2007-03-29 01:40:34|fgk9@aol.com|Re: R134 with a 10uf cap in parallel?|
Jason, my schematic shows a 10 Ufd accross R134. It is a radial cap in my radio, I guess it could be that it was replaced with an axial cap, so they put it accross R134 rather than looping it into the orignial holes. That's just a guess. The cap is a cathode bypass in the audio circuit. ...I have a tempo one on the bench too. It has many problems, I guess when they get 30 years old you can expect it. Later Fred.


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Subject: [FT-200] R134 with a 10uf cap in parallel?


While checking the condition of C109 & C110 I noticed that someone
(previous owner) has added a 10uf cap in parallel with R134. Can
anyone tell me what this mod fixed or if it should even be there? Oh,
and can someone tell me which tube is the first RF tube? Thanks for
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| 709|693|2007-03-29 01:45:14|fgk9@aol.com|Re: R134 with a 10uf cap in parallel?|
Jason, my schematic shows a 10 Ufd accross R134. It is a radial cap in my radio, I guess it could be that it was replaced with an axial cap, so they put it accross R134 rather than looping it into the orignial holes. That's just a guess. The cap is a cathode bypass in the audio circuit. ...I have a tempo one on the bench too. It has many problems, I guess when they get 30 years old you can expect it. Later Fred.


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Sent: Tue, 27 Mar 2007 8:39 AM
Subject: [FT-200] R134 with a 10uf cap in parallel?


While checking the condition of C109 & C110 I noticed that someone
(previous owner) has added a 10uf cap in parallel with R134. Can
anyone tell me what this mod fixed or if it should even be there? Oh,
and can someone tell me which tube is the first RF tube? Thanks for
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| 710|693|2007-03-29 01:54:22|fgk9@aol.com|Re: R134 with a 10uf cap in parallel?|
Jason, my schematic shows a 10 Ufd accross R134. It is a radial cap in my radio, I guess it could be that it was replaced with an axial cap, so they put it accross R134 rather than looping it into the orignial holes. That's just a guess. The cap is a cathode bypass in the audio circuit. ...I have a tempo one on the bench too. It has many problems, I guess when they get 30 years old you can expect it. Later Fred.


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Sent: Tue, 27 Mar 2007 8:39 AM
Subject: [FT-200] R134 with a 10uf cap in parallel?


While checking the condition of C109 & C110 I noticed that someone
(previous owner) has added a 10uf cap in parallel with R134. Can
anyone tell me what this mod fixed or if it should even be there? Oh,
and can someone tell me which tube is the first RF tube? Thanks for
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| 711|693|2007-03-29 02:06:50|fgk9@aol.com|Re: R134 with a 10uf cap in parallel?|
Jason, my schematic shows a 10 Ufd accross R134. It is a radial cap in my radio, I guess it could be that it was replaced with an axial cap, so they put it accross R134 rather than looping it into the orignial holes. That's just a guess. The cap is a cathode bypass in the audio circuit. ...I have a tempo one on the bench too. It has many problems, I guess when they get 30 years old you can expect it. Later Fred.


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Sent: Tue, 27 Mar 2007 8:39 AM
Subject: [FT-200] R134 with a 10uf cap in parallel?


While checking the condition of C109 & C110 I noticed that someone
(previous owner) has added a 10uf cap in parallel with R134. Can
anyone tell me what this mod fixed or if it should even be there? Oh,
and can someone tell me which tube is the first RF tube? Thanks for
the help.
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| 712|693|2007-03-29 02:16:50|fgk9@aol.com|Re: R134 with a 10uf cap in parallel?|
Jason, my schematic shows a 10 Ufd accross R134. It is a radial cap in my radio, I guess it could be that it was replaced with an axial cap, so they put it accross R134 rather than looping it into the orignial holes. That's just a guess. The cap is a cathode bypass in the audio circuit. ...I have a tempo one on the bench too. It has many problems, I guess when they get 30 years old you can expect it. Later Fred.


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Sent: Tue, 27 Mar 2007 8:39 AM
Subject: [FT-200] R134 with a 10uf cap in parallel?


While checking the condition of C109 & C110 I noticed that someone
(previous owner) has added a 10uf cap in parallel with R134. Can
anyone tell me what this mod fixed or if it should even be there? Oh,
and can someone tell me which tube is the first RF tube? Thanks for
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| 713|693|2007-03-29 03:02:45|fgk9@aol.com|Re: R134 with a 10uf cap in parallel?|
Jason, my schematic shows a 10 Ufd accross R134. It is a radial cap in my radio, I guess it could be that it was replaced with an axial cap, so they put it accross R134 rather than looping it into the orignial holes. That's just a guess. The cap is a cathode bypass in the audio circuit. ...I have a tempo one on the bench too. It has many problems, I guess when they get 30 years old you can expect it. Later Fred.


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Sent: Tue, 27 Mar 2007 8:39 AM
Subject: [FT-200] R134 with a 10uf cap in parallel?


While checking the condition of C109 & C110 I noticed that someone
(previous owner) has added a 10uf cap in parallel with R134. Can
anyone tell me what this mod fixed or if it should even be there? Oh,
and can someone tell me which tube is the first RF tube? Thanks for
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| 714|693|2007-03-29 03:15:41|fgk9@aol.com|Re: R134 with a 10uf cap in parallel?|
Jason, my schematic shows a 10 Ufd accross R134. It is a radial cap in my radio, I guess it could be that it was replaced with an axial cap, so they put it accross R134 rather than looping it into the orignial holes. That's just a guess. The cap is a cathode bypass in the audio circuit. ...I have a tempo one on the bench too. It has many problems, I guess when they get 30 years old you can expect it. Later Fred.


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Sent: Tue, 27 Mar 2007 8:39 AM
Subject: [FT-200] R134 with a 10uf cap in parallel?


While checking the condition of C109 & C110 I noticed that someone
(previous owner) has added a 10uf cap in parallel with R134. Can
anyone tell me what this mod fixed or if it should even be there? Oh,
and can someone tell me which tube is the first RF tube? Thanks for
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| 715|693|2007-03-29 04:48:41|fgk9@aol.com|Re: R134 with a 10uf cap in parallel?|
Jason, my schematic shows a 10 Ufd accross R134. It is a radial cap in my radio, I guess it could be that it was replaced with an axial cap, so they put it accross R134 rather than looping it into the orignial holes. That's just a guess. The cap is a cathode bypass in the audio circuit. ...I have a tempo one on the bench too. It has many problems, I guess when they get 30 years old you can expect it. Later Fred.


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Subject: [FT-200] R134 with a 10uf cap in parallel?


While checking the condition of C109 & C110 I noticed that someone
(previous owner) has added a 10uf cap in parallel with R134. Can
anyone tell me what this mod fixed or if it should even be there? Oh,
and can someone tell me which tube is the first RF tube? Thanks for
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| 716|693|2007-03-29 05:00:14|fgk9@aol.com|Re: R134 with a 10uf cap in parallel?|
Jason, my schematic shows a 10 Ufd accross R134. It is a radial cap in my radio, I guess it could be that it was replaced with an axial cap, so they put it accross R134 rather than looping it into the orignial holes. That's just a guess. The cap is a cathode bypass in the audio circuit. ...I have a tempo one on the bench too. It has many problems, I guess when they get 30 years old you can expect it. Later Fred.


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Subject: [FT-200] R134 with a 10uf cap in parallel?


While checking the condition of C109 & C110 I noticed that someone
(previous owner) has added a 10uf cap in parallel with R134. Can
anyone tell me what this mod fixed or if it should even be there? Oh,
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| 717|693|2007-03-29 08:26:38|fgk9@aol.com|Re: R134 with a 10uf cap in parallel?|
Jason, my schematic shows a 10 Ufd accross R134. It is a radial cap in my radio, I guess it could be that it was replaced with an axial cap, so they put it accross R134 rather than looping it into the orignial holes. That's just a guess. The cap is a cathode bypass in the audio circuit. ...I have a tempo one on the bench too. It has many problems, I guess when they get 30 years old you can expect it. Later Fred.


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Subject: [FT-200] R134 with a 10uf cap in parallel?


While checking the condition of C109 & C110 I noticed that someone
(previous owner) has added a 10uf cap in parallel with R134. Can
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| 718|693|2007-03-29 08:29:32|fgk9@aol.com|Re: R134 with a 10uf cap in parallel?|
Jason, my schematic shows a 10 Ufd accross R134. It is a radial cap in my radio, I guess it could be that it was replaced with an axial cap, so they put it accross R134 rather than looping it into the orignial holes. That's just a guess. The cap is a cathode bypass in the audio circuit. ...I have a tempo one on the bench too. It has many problems, I guess when they get 30 years old you can expect it. Later Fred.


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While checking the condition of C109 & C110 I noticed that someone
(previous owner) has added a 10uf cap in parallel with R134. Can
anyone tell me what this mod fixed or if it should even be there? Oh,
and can someone tell me which tube is the first RF tube? Thanks for
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| 719|693|2007-03-29 15:28:04|fgk9@aol.com|Re: R134 with a 10uf cap in parallel?|
Jason, my schematic shows a 10 Ufd accross R134. It is a radial cap in my radio, I guess it could be that it was replaced with an axial cap, so they put it accross R134 rather than looping it into the orignial holes. That's just a guess. The cap is a cathode bypass in the audio circuit. ...I have a tempo one on the bench too. It has many problems, I guess when they get 30 years old you can expect it. Later Fred.


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While checking the condition of C109 & C110 I noticed that someone
(previous owner) has added a 10uf cap in parallel with R134. Can
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| 720|693|2007-03-29 15:28:13|fgk9@aol.com|Re: R134 with a 10uf cap in parallel?|
Jason, my schematic shows a 10 Ufd accross R134. It is a radial cap in my radio, I guess it could be that it was replaced with an axial cap, so they put it accross R134 rather than looping it into the orignial holes. That's just a guess. The cap is a cathode bypass in the audio circuit. ...I have a tempo one on the bench too. It has many problems, I guess when they get 30 years old you can expect it. Later Fred.


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While checking the condition of C109 & C110 I noticed that someone
(previous owner) has added a 10uf cap in parallel with R134. Can
anyone tell me what this mod fixed or if it should even be there? Oh,
and can someone tell me which tube is the first RF tube? Thanks for
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| 721|721|2007-03-31 19:37:48|John A|Digital Display redux & parts needed|
I posted a question a while back asking about freq displays for the
Tempo One. A few evenings back I spotted a Tempo display on eBay
advertised as for/from a Tempo One. It had what I felt was a reasonable
"buy-it-now" price so I jumped on it. It arrived today and I quickly
hooked it up to my (also from eBay) late Tempo One. It seems to work
just fine. It says "Tempo" on the front and has the Henry "H", but no
model number. There is a sticker on the back that says "DFD-1105" so
I'm guessing that's the model. It has a cable with an RCA plug that
connects to the display, and the other end plugs into the VFO accessory
jack on the radio. So yes folks, there apparently was a factory display
for these rigs!
Now for the parts I'm looking for. The radio was listed as having
receive but no transmit, and all the tubes checked good. When it
arrived, the first thing I looked for was a missing accessory plug, and
as I suspected it was gone. I "borrowed" the plug from my FT-101E
(currently non-working) and transmit power "magically" returned. So I
now need to find another plug to replace the missing one. The radio
also only has the one 10m crystal as they come from the factory, and
I'd like to at least aquire the 28-28.5 crystal. If anyone can help
with either of these items, I would very much appreciate it!

John

"Real radios glow in the dark!"
| 722|721|2007-04-01 02:25:28|fredgerken|Re: Digital Display redux & parts needed|
--- In FT-200@yahoogroups.com, John A but you can buy a full set on ebay, search crystals....Fred

reasonable
quickly
work
no
so
accessory
display
and
I
and
| 723|22|2007-04-01 11:26:59|FT-200@yahoogroups.com|File - Digest version or NO MAIL |
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| 725|725|2007-04-12 09:01:02|Techniker der überholten Systeme : arbe|where's the squelch control ?|
it's too quiet in here......

Jim
| 726|725|2007-04-12 17:03:45|Kuhns, Arthur G SSG NGCA|Re: where's the squelch control ?|
All systems must be functioning normally.



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-----Original Message-----
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_arbeitsloser?=
Sent: Wednesday, April 11, 2007 11:58 PM
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Subject: [FT-200] where's the squelch control ?

it's too quiet in here......

Jim
| 727|727|2007-04-13 18:54:25|David Evans|FT200 - puzzled|
Dear all,
me again, sorry.

Can anyone tell me why when I switch from "tune" to "ssb"
(with the oper-cal-rec switch on oper) I need to wait for up to ten
seconds for the received signal to increase gradually to a maximum?
This is with the mike out, the key in and vox/ptt in the vox position.
The audio volume does not seem to be involved, only the detected
signal.

When I switch from "tune" to "cw" it is instantaneous, as it should be.

thanks in advance for any help.
David CT4RL
| 728|728|2007-04-15 20:38:50|Brad Knapp|Tempo rig/station photos|
Jim hit it right on.....awfully quiet here! Say guys, how about
grabbing your digital camera and snapping a photo or two of your
station with your Tempo and uploading it to the Photos section?

I think it would be great fun to see what you all have set up. I think
Carol's will be the gold standard though....judging by what she brought
to display at Dayton!

Tailwinds,

Brad
N6KYS
| 729|729|2007-04-16 01:02:46|FRED - W4FJF/ka2hlw@netzero.net|Tempo One|
Hello Group,
I've recently acquired a Tempo One, and wonder - other than the
cosmetics - are there any differences between it and the FT-200? I
haven't had time to bench test it yet, but the rig lights up,
filaments and all. Yes, I'm new to this group, and like many of you,
are "radio poor". But I cannot pass a good deal by, its a weakness my
wife despairs of in me. I've been a ham since December of 1979, seen a
lot of changes in the hobby, hoping that the FCC will finally come
through with the 200KHz allocation on 60M instead of "channels"
(channels are for CB and Maritime VHF). I have a five acre antenna
farm on top of a good hill which my family tolerates, and my neighbors
detest (too bad). Hope to talk to you all at one time or another!

TNX FM FRED - W4FJF/NNN0QAA REGION FOUR, 73
AMATEUR RADIO IS A NATIONAL RESOURCE, NOT "JUST A HOBBY".
NAVMARCORPSMARS MEMBER,"PROUDLY SERVING THOSE WHO SERVE".
A FOOL'S PARADISE IS A WISE MAN'S PURGATORY.
| 730|729|2007-04-16 02:22:38|Brad Knapp|Re: Tempo One|
Nope, same radio. The name "Tempo One" was a Henry Radio name given to the
Yaesu FT-200 back then, since Henry Radio was the official U.S. supplier.
Other designations were given to the European models, etc. Look for the
files on the Tempo One/FT-200 on Carol's website www.foxtango.org
<http://www.foxtango.org/ cosmetic versions. The black face and gray face radios are identical for
the most part...power supply components and voltages did vary between the
two. Also, later models (I think just

Later black face models) had a solid state board plugged into the socket
where the 7360 balanced modulator tube would go. Great to have today, as
those 7360 tubes are $$$.



Great radios, but make sure to change out the C55 capacitor with a new one
from the Candy Store on Carol's website.



Best,



Brad

N6KYS





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Subject: [FT-200] Tempo One



Hello Group,
I've recently acquired a Tempo One, and wonder - other than the
cosmetics - are there any differences between it and the FT-200? I
haven't had time to bench test it yet, but the rig lights up,
filaments and all. Yes, I'm new to this group, and like many of you,
are "radio poor". But I cannot pass a good deal by, its a weakness my
wife despairs of in me. I've been a ham since December of 1979, seen a
lot of changes in the hobby, hoping that the FCC will finally come
through with the 200KHz allocation on 60M instead of "channels"
(channels are for CB and Maritime VHF). I have a five acre antenna
farm on top of a good hill which my family tolerates, and my neighbors
detest (too bad). Hope to talk to you all at one time or another!

TNX FM FRED - W4FJF/NNN0QAA REGION FOUR, 73
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kb6okh <telco_power@...| 732|728|2007-04-16 03:16:00|Brad Knapp|Re: Tempo rig/station photos|
Excellent shot of the station Jim!

Brad
| 733|728|2007-04-18 19:00:35|dom.rivron|Re: Tempo rig/station photos|
Good idea... I've added mine. The PC is there because the FT200 usually gets used for PSK31 or RTTY.

http://ph.groups.yahoo.com/group/FT-200/photos

all the best
Dominic
M0KXD
| 734|689|2007-04-18 20:12:28|Brad Knapp|Re: New to the group and have a lot of noise on 80m|
If you need the capacitors, Carol's got the replacement capacitors in the
Fox Tango website's Candy Store. Definitely worth the effort.



Brad

N6KYS





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I'm no expert, but on my Tempo One C55 is located on the forth deck of the
band switch. It is a square capacitor and ties between the band switch deck
and
the terminal strip in the final compartment. KC5RT

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| 735|728|2007-04-19 01:20:44|Brad Knapp|Re: Tempo rig/station photos|
Excellent Dominic!!



| 736|736|2007-04-19 03:11:23|Brad Knapp|6BM8 is hot, hot, hot!!!|
I was reading the VMARS article written by G4DDI, which is included
on Carol's disk from Fox Tango, as I was tidying up the C55 and C40
capacitor replacements today. (I posted some pictures in the Photos
section.) Anyway, G4DDI also mentions to take a look around the 6BM8
tube for any signs of heat stress on the surrounding circuit board.
He says that a leaky C101 or C103 will cause the tube to work harder
and run really hot. Not knowing what's normal for dual section audio
tubes, I decided to touch it....YEEOWWWW!! That sucker is really
hot. Touched the rest of the tubes(but not the 6JS6's!)and they all
seemed to be running at nominal temps.

Anyway, I was just wondering if anyone has encountered any problems
with the 6BM8 running hot and damaging the surrounding circuit board,
as G4DDI describes. My circuit board is OK right now. Since C101 and
C103 are pretty buried, I'm just going to assume that the 6BM8 is a
hot running tube(?) and keep an eye on it. Any thoughts?

Thanks and 73,

Brad
N6KYS
| 737|736|2007-04-19 11:45:14|n9wb|Re: 6BM8 is hot, hot, hot!!!|
If you have the manual, can you check the voltages, especially the grids?.

Vy 73, Walt N9WB

| 738|736|2007-04-19 19:22:21|Brad Knapp|Re: 6BM8 is hot, hot, hot!!!|
Yeah, definitely will do that. Even though it's 30+ years old, this rig has had very little use....I think it was stored for many years, so age is probably the culprit. The good news about Tempos is that they were built somewhat after the oil-filled and paper capacitor era, even though the parts list calls some out. Still, modern caps are lightyears better than back then...ie. C101, C103.

Oh well, time to take some voltage readings....thanks Walt!

Brad
N6KYS


n9wb <n9wb@... If you have the manual, can you check the voltages, especially the grids?.

Vy 73, Walt N9WB

| 739|736|2007-04-20 01:22:17|Techniker der überholten Systeme : arbe|Re: 6BM8 is hot, hot, hot!!!|
Or, you could build a solid-state replacement (like the balance
modulator).

IMO, FWIW

Jim

| 740|736|2007-04-20 03:03:23|Brad Knapp|Re: 6BM8 is hot, hot, hot!!!|
IÂ’m game!





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Sent: Thursday, April 19, 2007 7:13 PM
To: FT-200@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [FT-200] Re: 6BM8 is hot, hot, hot!!!



Or, you could build a solid-state replacement (like the balance
modulator).

IMO, FWIW

Jim

--- In FT-200@yahoogroups. years, so age is probably the culprit. The good news about Tempos is
that they were built somewhat after the oil-filled and paper
capacitor era, even though the parts list calls some out. Still,
modern caps are lightyears better than back then...ie. C101, C103.
especially the grids?.
6BM8
harder
audio
board,
and
4/12/07 7:58 PM
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| 741|736|2007-04-20 04:09:54|Techniker der überholten Systeme : arbe|Re: 6BM8 is hot, hot, hot!!!|
looks fairly simple, 300 volt supply... I'm guessing 3 watts of
audio? We should probably start with a spec sheet for the tube (so
we can ballpark the DB gain).

As for the chunk of silicon, it might be best to totem 3 or 4
IGFETs... once we know the G-K properties of the triode it'll be a
walk in the park.

Jim

--- In FT-200@yahoogroups.com, "Brad Knapp" Behalf Of
Brad Knapp
is
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| 742|736|2007-04-20 08:55:40|Derek G8ECI|Re: 6BM8 is hot, hot, hot!!!|
Hi' all

From my experience, these Pentode/ Triode Tubes do seem to run very warm, the same (or very similar) device in the KW 2000B radios also runs warm, I think you need to remember that the Audio output section (the pentode half) is running in Class A, and there, even if you have not got the AF gain turned up at all, it's still dissipating some 6 to 8 Watts of heat ! so it's going too run hot and possibly cook nearby components and of course that leads to causing leakage in coupling caps etc and so causes more grief. That's from my experience, which is not that great, but I do remember similar audio tubes like the 6BW6 and the EL84 series running hot as well when used in Class A Audio amps and modulators.

73 Derek G8ECI.


----- Original Message ----
From: Techniker der überholten Systeme FT-200@yahoogroups.com
Sent: Friday, 20 April, 2007 2:12:38 AM
Subject: [FT-200] Re: 6BM8 is hot, hot, hot!!!

Or, you could build a solid-state replacement (like the balance
modulator).

IMO, FWIW

Jim

| 743|736|2007-04-21 07:53:17|Brad Knapp|Re: 6BM8 is hot, hot, hot!!!|
Thanks Derek!

Best,

Brad
N6KYS


| 744|744|2007-04-25 16:21:40|Garry Rife|CW Audio Problem|
Hello to the group.

I finally retrieved my Tempo One from my brother in Houston and have
replaced about half the tubes (except the finals which are fine).
It's nice to have my first HF rig (purchased about 1975) back in my
shack. I'm proud to say that, after sitting idle for many years, it
xmits and receives fine on SSB. However, when in CW mode the audio
from the rig is distorted and weak. In spite of this, I have made a
few CW contacts with it and received good reports on strength and
tone (my fist is another matter .... Hi. So, the trouble appears to
be in the receiver/audio section somewhere. I will soon change the
12AX7s and the 12AU7 tubes but, I'm not sure changing these will help
the problem. The S meter appears to indicate good signal strength
so, I'm thinking it's an audio problem.
If any of you have suggestions as to the source of this problem, I
would appreciate hearing from you.

Thanks,
Garry
N5GLR
Arlington, TX
| 745|745|2007-04-27 05:02:56|Dennis Kippa|New shack photos from kw5g|
Take a look at the long and narrow room. At desk height the room is
about 7 foot wide. Hard to get around for a fat man Hi HI. Proud of
the setup and my favorite radios are the TR7 and the Tempo One. Both
sound like HIFI compared to the Pro and the Ft 847. Still looking for
a FV 200 in black to complete the Tempo one station.

Dennis kw5g
| 746|745|2007-04-27 12:33:58|n9wb|Re: New shack photos from kw5g|
Really nice attic station. I found the speaker re-focuser on the FT-897
interesting. (Pix 4) How analoge !
Vy 73, Walt N9WB

| 747|745|2007-04-27 19:20:59|Dennis Kippa|Re: New shack photos from kw5g|
OOPS Looks like my PVC pipe slipped from the speaker grill. Beleive it or not I prefer the pipe
over headphones when I copy CW. As I get older I get weird sometimes. Drives my kids nuts.!!!


Dennis kw5g

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| 748|745|2007-04-27 19:55:57|Brad Knapp|Re: New shack photos from kw5g|
Hey Dennis,

How did you get those operating position desktops/countertops? They
are shaped really nice, and it looks like a convenient way to surround
yourself somewhat at your operating positions.

Thanks!

Brad
N6KYS


| 749|744|2007-04-27 20:10:22|Eric Tindall|Re: CW Audio Problem|
Hi Garry. I am not sure if anyone answered your question but if you
have made a QSO with someone and no problem with the cw tone or
stength was noted then you might be hearing a distortion in the
sidetone monitor. I have a FT200 that had CW output but no sidetone.
In the tune mode I couldn't get it to drive the output to 100ma that
the manual said to get. Turned out to be no output from the AF
oscillator. All I had to do was tweak the pot in that circuit and
that solved the problem. Hope this helps.
Eric Tindall N9RMB



| 750|745|2007-04-27 22:53:39|Dennis Kippa|Re: New shack photos from kw5g|
Brad the table tops came from a Ace hardware store that bought them surplus from a manufacturer
that made them for Walmart. These desk tops are use in Walmart security centers in there stores
and this manufacturer had a bunch of them surplus because Walmart canceled there contract with
them. They are 60 inches by 60 inches and double thickness plywood. About 1 and1/2 inches thick.
They have cutouts for all the wires to pull thur.

The room is 10 foot wide at floor level and 28 feet long. I cut the tops down so I have walking
space between the desk and the wall. The ceiling is 2 feet wide and the wall angle is 60 degrees.
I can roll my chair to 3 operating positions including the computer and I have other chaires for
the other positions. This is the best setup I have ever had is 45 years of hamming. All the desk
tops have false fronts under the desk so I can hide all the wires and cables.

It toke many years of begging to get the space from my wife. You see it was her FOO-Foo room with
dolls and such that I could not relate to. All her collectables are now in a bigger room and
there is peace on earth. FINALLY!

Dennis kw5g


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| 751|745|2007-04-28 04:54:31|Brad Knapp|Re: New shack photos from kw5g|
Excellent, excellent, excellent!!

I'm right there....just got back from Lowe's tonight trying to figure
out table tops, etc. Yours are ideal! I'm so cramped right now, but
the Tempo gets top billing, nonetheless.

Say, a little off subject.....what mic do you have hooked up to your
Pro? I've got a Pro III and was wondering if the Heil(?) is a good
choice?

Thanks Dennis,

Brad

| 752|744|2007-04-28 10:35:13|n9wb|Re: CW Audio Problem|
How does the received audio sound on SSB particularly USB ? What if you tune in a CW signal while in the SSB mode ?
Vy 73, Walt N9WB

| 753|745|2007-04-28 21:56:44|Dennis Kippa|Re: New shack photos from kw5g|
I like the Heil just fine Brad. I picked it up at Belton a few years ago and the audio reports
are always very good. About half the reports are from people that comment right out of the blue,
I dont have to ask.

On the desks ideas when you go back to Lowes the have Waynes coat bead board that is about 32 inch
high and painted white that work will under the desk as a false wall, so you can hide the cables
and all. A neat shack score points with the XYL and that cant hurt.

73
Dennis kw5g


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| 754|745|2007-04-29 04:08:23|Brad Knapp|Re: New shack photos from kw5g|
Thanks Dennis..I'll have a look at them at Dayton.



73,

Brad

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Subject: Re: [FT-200] Re: New shack photos from kw5g




I like the Heil just fine Brad. I picked it up at Belton a few years ago and
the audio reports
are always very good. About half the reports are from people that comment
right out of the blue,
I dont have to ask.

On the desks ideas when you go back to Lowes the have Waynes coat bead board
that is about 32 inch
high and painted white that work will under the desk as a false wall, so you
can hide the cables
and all. A neat shack score points with the XYL and that cant hurt.

73
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| 755|744|2007-04-29 05:27:37|Garry Rife|Re: CW Audio Problem|
Walt,
Thanks for the reply. CW audio sounds as it should in SSB mode.
However, further trouble shooting shows that the problem is also
exists with SSB on the 7mhz and 14mhz bands. However, CW audio is
distorted and weak on all bands. The problem appears to be common to
the CW position on any band and SSB on the "Red" bands.

When switched from "NOR" to "REV", SSB appears to be normal (but, on
the wrong sideband).

Thanks again,
Garry
N5GLR


| 756|744|2007-04-29 05:28:27|Garry Rife|Re: CW Audio Problem|
Eric,
Thanks for the reply. Further trouble shooting, as I should have
done before, has revealed that the problem is more than just CW
audio. The CW position is common to the problem but, I have the same
simptoms when the band switch is in the "red" positions (i.e. 7mhz
and 14 mhz).

I'll try your suggestion though ... hoping it's something that
simple. I'm getting sidetone but, it is a bit high-pitched. When
tuning, I get the correct indications on the meter so, it may need
tweeaking.

Again, thanks for the reply.

Garry

| 757|757|2007-04-29 05:28:31|Garry Rife|"RED" Position Problem - Not just CW|
I was a bit premature blaming only the "CW" position on the rig. The
problem is common to the Red (14 and 7mhz) positions AND the CW (any
band) position. With the sideband switch in "NOR", and the function
switch in on 7mhz or 14 mhz (Red postions) the audio output is weak and
distorted but, the S meter appear to display plenty of signal
strength. In SSB and "REV" position, the audio is fine (although on
the wrong sideband) as is expected. So, the problem appears to be
common to the CW position (on all bands) and the "Red" bands (7mhz and
14mhz) only. 3.5, 21, and 28 - 29.5 positions work as they should.

Any ideas as to the cause of this problem will be appreciated.

Thanks,
Garry
N5GLR
| 758|744|2007-04-29 11:34:06|n9wb|Re: CW Audio Problem|
My guess is that the carrier oscillator for 7 and 14 MHz is off frequency. This is also used for CW on all bands.
To operate CW on this rig the sideband switch must be placed in the reverse position. This is on page 10 of the manual under CW. On other bands the switch must be in normal for CW.

This radio has two carrier oscillator frequencies. One is 9.0015 and is the one that is of concern. It comes from one half of the 12AU7 tube, V-106. I strongly suspect that this oscillator is off frequency.

1.The first thing that I would do is try another 12AU7 tube in V-106.

2. If this does not fix the problem, observe all solder connections around V-106 and the crystal with a magnifying glass and re-solder any bad connections.

3. If this still does not solve the problem, go to Normal, SSB, 40 meters and try adjusting TC-101 for a good sound with a SSB signal tuned in. You may wish to note the original position of TC-101 so you can get it back to about the same position if this does not work.

If this does not help, TC-101 may be bad. It probably is not if you noted a change in the sound as you turned it.
Another possibility might be the crystal being off frequency.
C-132 or C-134 may have changed value and caused this.

After trying items 1,2, and 3 let me know how you came out. If you happen to have a decent frequency counter STOP and tell me. We can take a different approach.

Vy 73, Walt N9WB




| 759|759|2007-04-29 11:50:18|n9wb|Correction:Re: CW Audio Problem|
This applies ONLY to the 7 and 14 MHz bands. Sorry for the error.

Should have read:

To operate CW on this rig only on the 7 and 14 MHz bands, the sideband
switch must be placed in the reverse position. This is on page 10 of the
manual under CW. On other bands the switch must be in normal for CW.

Vy 73, Walt N9WB
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| 762|762|2007-05-10 17:05:10|Greg Nixon|New Member|
Hello to all and greetings from South Australia.

I saw this group the other day and couldn't resist joining. I bought
my FT-200 some 30 years ago, and despite owning a TS520, TS820, and
operating some much more modern Yaesu gear, the FT-200 has been the
keeper all the way through. There's just something about them.

Mine is a black front later model and has all the 10m crystals
fitted. I also fitted the ZL receiver mod, very worthwile especially
at 10m.
Another mod I did was to take the mains transformer apart and wind
some extra turns on the primary so it had a 240V primary instead of
220V. That made a huge difference to the general behaviour of the rig.

The rig is currently in the shed, but I will hunt it out and check it
over again.

I look forward to renewing my aquaintance with the machine and
chatting some some fellow enthusiasts.

Cheers
Greg
| 763|762|2007-05-10 20:05:07|Brad Knapp|Re: New Member|
Hi Greg, and welcome!

Say, what really helps is to also include pictures and whatever "how to" text files so that the FT-200 enthusiasts worldwide can also make improvements such as those you've described. One of the great joys in keeping these great rigs alive is the ability to still work on them. Anyway, once you get settled in and dust your rig off....by all means consider sharing some digital shots (Photos section) and some narratives of the work you've done. Guys around the globe will really enjoy it!

Thanks for stopping by and joining our group.....we've got a great group here!

73,

Brad Knapp
N6KYS


Greg Nixon <gregnixon@... Hello to all and greetings from South Australia.

I saw this group the other day and couldn't resist joining. I bought
my FT-200 some 30 years ago, and despite owning a TS520, TS820, and
operating some much more modern Yaesu gear, the FT-200 has been the
keeper all the way through. There's just something about them.

Mine is a black front later model and has all the 10m crystals
fitted. I also fitted the ZL receiver mod, very worthwile especially
at 10m.
Another mod I did was to take the mains transformer apart and wind
some extra turns on the primary so it had a 240V primary instead of
220V. That made a huge difference to the general behaviour of the rig.

The rig is currently in the shed, but I will hunt it out and check it
over again.

I look forward to renewing my aquaintance with the machine and
chatting some some fellow enthusiasts.

Cheers
Greg






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| 764|762|2007-05-11 12:42:15|Ken|Re: New Member|
Hello and welcome Greg. You and I might just make it across the ditch
FT200 to FT200. In fact I was using mine on 40 a couple of hours ago and
the VK signals were quite good. The members here are predominantly in
the US with a few in Europe and one or two scattered around the quieter
corners of the globe like us. Sometimes theres a flurry of postings and
then it goes quiet. Like fishing.
Ken
ZL3OZ.

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| 765|762|2007-05-13 04:44:32|Greg Nixon|Re: New Member|
Thanks for the welcome.
The mods that I did were some 30 years ago, well before digital
cameras were around. The Rx mod was published in a ZL FT-200 club
newsletter. I don't know if anyone here has heard of it, but it
replaced the RF amp with a 6EH7. There was a bit of metal work
required to replace the 7 pin socket with a 9 pin, and drill a new
mounting hole. I think the full mod involved replacing the 1st IF
valve as well, but I didn't do that one.

40m across the Tasman sounds good. I must see about renewing my ham
license. Its a TVI rich environment here, with some severe QRN from
the 11KV feeder out the front. Those and limited space for HF
antennas were the major reasons for letting the ticket lapse.

Cheers for now
Greg
| 766|762|2007-05-14 00:39:27|Ken|Re: New Member|
Ive got an old copy of that mod here somewhere and the ZL records are on
CD from Carol I think.

FT200s are so good they dont cause TVI im sure, Hi.
Ken.


Greg Nixon wrote: Thanks for the welcome.
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| 769|769|2007-06-13 07:02:41|Brad Knapp|Dayton anyone?|
Since it's so quiet here, I thoought I'd break the ice a bit.

Anybody make it to Dayton this year? I went on Friday and Saturday and
the weather was perfect. Attendance was good, and of course Yaesu and
Icom had their big areas set up. Kenwood looked pretty sad, furthering
the ongoing speculation that they might be leaving ham radio soon.

Saw a few Tempos in the fleamarket, but none that were all that
pristine. One guy wanted $250 for a rig with no power supply, which
made me chuckle.

Overall, a great show. Definitely make it to Dayton sometime if you
can.

73,

Brad
N6KYS
| 770|769|2007-06-13 07:37:58|Techniker der überholten Systeme : arbe|Re: Dayton anyone?|
I almost went this year... but, Family obligations threw a curve
ball.

Is the Flea market large ?

I know the event itself is Legendary.

Jim
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furthering
which
you
| 771|769|2007-06-13 14:30:27|Brad Knapp|Re: Dayton anyone?|
Yeah, huge. Guys actually selling components and tubes. Found one guy that
had new tubes for 50 cents each Â….no 7360Â’s though :-( Inside the building
was every conceivable vendor in the ham business. Great time!





_____

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Techniker der überholten Systeme : arbeitsloser
Sent: Wednesday, June 13, 2007 1:38 AM
To: FT-200@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [FT-200] Re: Dayton anyone?



I almost went this year... but, Family obligations threw a curve
ball.

Is the Flea market large ?

I know the event itself is Legendary.

Jim
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and
furthering
which
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| 772|772|2007-06-13 19:31:44|Terry Hamilton|Tempo for sale|
Greetings, all:



My Tempo's up for sale - I plan to put it on Ebay, but thought
I'd give someone here a chance first. It is a silver model, with power
supply, speaker, instruction manual, one of Carol's FT200 CD's with all
kinds of goodies on it, some misc. articles I got from the web, and even a
mike. I'll even throw in an FT owner's lapel pin if you want it.



It's in good condition, but not pristine - minor scratches and so forth.
Also, it's never been in a smoking environment, according to the original
owner. OH - it works, as well! (That's important.) I have actually made
contacts with it, but am switching to a Drake system. I used to hang around
Henry Radio in Anaheim, CA as a teenager, lusting after all the great Ham
equipment I couldn't afford. Out of sentiment, I'd like to keep it as a
backup, but my wife says I can only afford one radio now, not two. But
that's OK - after all, an amp really isn't a radio, is it?



Price - I want $200 for it and the buyer pays the shipping. I'll double box
it, insure it and ship it FedEx, I think. This will be what I paid for it,
minus the cost of the CD.



73,



Terry

K7WLD

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| 773|773|2007-06-15 12:53:06|Brad Knapp|Simple On/OFF switching idea|
I was just reading The Collins Journal, and one guy asked a question
about AC power. He stated that his local wall outlet power measures
128 VAC. The column's author made a big deal about getting a big
Variac and bringing the applied AC line voltage back down to 115 VAC,
since the higher line voltage would make the resulting voltages out of
the power supply really high. (I had noted that when I recapped and
modified my AC One supply).

Also, the guy suggested getting a heavy duty power strip to plug the
rigs into, and to use the strip's ON/OFF switch (not the rigs') to save
the rigs' switches from damage due to the inrush current arcing at rig
power up.

Just some thoughts about how to keep these old birds running. Any
other thooughts/ideas?

Brad
N6KYS
| 774|774|2007-06-18 04:32:44|CLM|Boat load of fitlers dumped on EBay tonight|
Gang I just dumped a boat load of items on Ebay.
Mostly Fitlers for the FT-102, more of those FT-757GX extenders (cut
the price by half on those) and more.
I want to move some of this stuff out of my basement.
So here you go. I think this link will take you to the spot.

http://search.ebay.com/_W0QQsassZw4clmQQhtZ-1

73s
Carol W4CLm
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| 777|777|2007-07-01 14:44:14|Steve|FT200 S-meter offset??|
Hi All.

I made an interesting observation the other day on my FT-200 while
changing over aerials.

With no aerial connected, and on 3.5, 21.0 and the 28.0 range, ie.
the black scales, the s-meter reads about an S2, while on 7.0 and
14.0, ie. the red scales, the meter reads correct at zero.

The symptom is completely reversed when moving the sideband switch
from normal to reverse, red scales now reading S2, black S0.

Apart from this, the set appears to work normally.

Can anyone suggest a reason for this, or is this quite normal for a
set of this age?

Any suggestions gratefully received.

Regards, Steve. G7KMA
| 778|777|2007-07-01 15:25:34|Derek G8ECI|Re: FT200 S-meter offset??|
I would say it's carrier leakage from the LSB and USB carrier xtals. Maybe a quick check on carrier balance of receive demodulator will effect a cure.

73 Derek G8ECI


----- Original Message ----
From: Steve <mamba000@... To: FT-200@yahoogroups.com
Sent: Sunday, 1 July, 2007 3:43:48 PM
Subject: [FT-200] FT200 S-meter offset??

Hi All.

I made an interesting observation the other day on my FT-200 while
changing over aerials.

With no aerial connected, and on 3.5, 21.0 and the 28.0 range, ie.
the black scales, the s-meter reads about an S2, while on 7.0 and
14.0, ie. the red scales, the meter reads correct at zero.

The symptom is completely reversed when moving the sideband switch
from normal to reverse, red scales now reading S2, black S0.

Apart from this, the set appears to work normally.

Can anyone suggest a reason for this, or is this quite normal for a
set of this age?

Any suggestions gratefully received.

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| 779|777|2007-07-01 17:18:36|Derek C Brown|Re: FT200 S-meter offset??|
Steve,

Further to my first missive, on checking the ccts, I see there aint no carrier balance for the RX demod, (unlike all the other Yaesu's I have worked on) There is a "gimmick" cap C165 part of the Demod ccts,which the manual says to adjust, however if your already at S 0 on one sideband, tweaking this cap may put that reading below S 0 ? Not sure, I am sure it's carrier leak thru that the AGC amp / detector is rectifying and giving u the S 2 reading, additionally maybe, does the back ground noise Note ? I know, strange term ? change when you change sidebands ? if so that may mean the carrier frequencies need tweaking, also covered the manual, but I would leave well alone. It could well be that one Carrier Xtal Oscillator has more output than the other hence the little bit of carrier leak thru that the AGC Det / Amp is seeing. There that's my tuppeneth, I'm probably so far wide of the target, that again I'm seeing all the trees and no forest !!! Hi Hi.

73 Derek G8ECI
| 780|777|2007-07-01 18:54:44|Steve|Re: FT200 S-meter offset??|
Hi Derek.

Thanks for your input on this one.
I wondred why I couldn't find an adjustment....hihi

I take it, by the 'gimmick' capacitor, you mean the 'twisted pair'
mounted underneath V102.

I dont have the service manual for this set, so not certain how to
set this up, but in theory, if the meter dips below S0 on the red
scale, couldn't I just bring it back with the 'set zero' pot on the
back until the meter reads S0 on both black and red scales?

Not in the shack just now, but may try and have a fiddle later.

Cheers.

Steve. G7KMA

| 781|777|2007-07-01 20:31:32|Derek C Brown|Re: FT200 S-meter offset??|
Ok Steve,

I'm sure about one adjustment on LSB and one on USB, I would suspect that it would have an effect on both sidebands, as thats were the carrier leakage is coming from. The manual and all load of other info is on the main Fox Tango files section, all free to down load to members, I suggest you treat yourself to a copy. And yes u guessed right it's the twisted pair, I have a FT-200 at home, but have not played around with it in a long time, must be nealry two years, will try and make some to to attempt another re-alignment, O dear I really screwed it up last time !!!

73 and keep on tweaking

Derek G8ECI

| 782|782|2007-07-12 09:05:39|Tom|Digital readout Etc.|
I am looking for info on a digital readout for my Tempo one.
1. Who makes one?
2. How they are hooked up.
I am also looking to find a matching VFO.
| 783|782|2007-07-13 01:57:33|revex540|Re: Digital readout Etc.|
Hi Tom
Try this address:
http://www.aade.com/

Bob

| 784|782|2007-07-14 04:15:54|John A|Re: Digital readout Etc.|
On Jul 12, 2007, at 12:04 AM, Tom wrote:

I actually own a digital freq display for my Tempo One that was made by
Tempo for the Tempo One. It plugs into the back of the radio using the
small round multi-pin socket (I think it's intended for a VFO) that's
next to the accessory plug . I found it a while back on fleabay. Don't
know how rare they are, but so far it's the only one I've seen.

John

"Real radios glow in the dark!"
| 785|785|2007-07-27 11:46:53|tony sharon lauren|Kenwood MC-50 to Tempo One|
Hello Everyone I just wired up a mc50 to the Tempo One. The Shield and
Violet wired together on outside Shield of plug, red wire to center
and the yellow to side pin. Hope this helps someone. Also turn wire on
mic to hi imp. Its working great now.

Tony
KI4KJH
| 786|785|2007-07-27 17:14:22|ab2nm|Kenwood MC-50 to Tempo One|
Cool! This was on my 'to-do' list; you just made it
shorter. Good information, mych appreciated. Thanks
Tony!

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| 789|789|2007-08-15 08:00:39|Brad Knapp|Tempo One reminiscing...let's hear your story!|
OK guys (and lady), since it's been so quite here lately, how about
some Tempo One reminiscing? I'll go out on a limb and suggest that
many of us own these beauties today out of a sense of nostalgia,
reminding us when we first purchased and/or operated one of
these "precision built, high performance" (owner's manual
description) rigs in the late 60's or 70's. Now, these neat little
rigs are a blast to operate and add a classy look to our modern
stations today.

So, when/where did you get your first Tempo One? Was it from
a "radio joint" back when they were still around in many cities (eg.
Henry Radio), or was it later from a hamfest or from eBay? I think
Ken and Derek especially will have interesting stories...telling what
was available in New Zealand and the U.K.

I'll start, and if it gets boring, just hit REPLY and tell us
about your Tempo experience. I grew up in Toledo, Ohio, near fellow
Tempo dude..Jim, KB6OKH. We were friends throughout our youth and he
was the first to get the ham radio bug. His dad was a big 11 meter
operator, so that was how I found out about a CB radio joint in
Toledo called Jerry's CB. Already, Jim had exposed me enough to the
ham radio idea to know that whatever I bought, it wouldn't be for
hammering out nonsense on the chicken band. But, I will say that
Jerry's CB was actually a pretty cool place. It was a true "radio
joint", and it was the best Toledo could do, since the ham radio
joints only existed in big cities. Still, Jerry's had a lot of
Yaesus and Tempos, with lots of "crystals" to choose from. Jerry
himself would give instructions on "what not to do" to your new rig,
so that it would "never" transmit on 11 meters. In spite of that,
the place had lots of Yaesu accessories and antennas, and many hams
from the area did hang out there. I bought my first SSB rig, a black
face Tempo One, from Jerry's CB probably in late 1977. I thought I'd
just purchased something from the space program....it was that cool.
I later enlisted (with Jim) in the Air Guard and then later went on
to the Air Force Academy, and kept the Tempo well into the 80's. I
was stationed in california during the 80's, and there were hamfests
every weekend within an easty drive, so for some idiotic reason, the
Tempo One was sold. I really missed that rig....it had so few hours
on it, and was in perfect shape....what was I thinking?

Fast forward to the modern day....modern DSP Icoms, pristing
Collins S line, etc....but still no Tempo One. OK....time to start
bidding on eBay. Found one (and won the auction!) that was pulled
out of a storage closet in Florida that was in its original box and
hadn't been used since the 70's. This thing still has the Henry
Radio invoice, and is in pristine, brand new shape. I did recap the
power supply (power supply was bought separately and not as nice as
the rig) and mount a fan on the back of the rig, as well as a 6JS6
filaments switch. ***See the pictures section***

Anyway, that's my story....how about posting yours? I think since we
all have this common interest, your humble story will actually be
great reading for someone on the other side of the world!

Cheers and 73,

Brad Knapp, N6KYS
Carmel (Indianapolis), Indiana
| 790|789|2007-08-15 13:39:07|Derek G8ECI|Re: Tempo One reminiscing...let's hear your story!|
Nice bit of Nostalgic Reminiscing Brad,

Afraid to say my Yaesu early years were only limited to a FT221r and a Handy Talkie for a long time. Being a UK Class B operator (up to the removal of the code in 2003 ? was it that far back ?) anyway, same sort of license as the US no Code Tech, however, and I must stress this, right up to very recent times the written exam element was the same for the Class A, G3, G4 & G0 ops and the Class B G8, G6, G7, G1 etc and the "M" series equivalent. So limited to 50MHz and up, and that was only from around 1987 onwards, before that it was 144MHz and up. So a lot of the G8 (and their European brothers and sisters) calls did a great deal of pioneering work on the UHF and Microwave bands. Which is were I mainly spent my teens, through to my forties I' afraid....bit lazy of me not to do the code, but other things like work and family got in the way a little.

I was licensed back in September 1970, got my first Yaesu, the FT221r in 1976 (and I still have it) and as I needed a 28MHz Transceiver for transverting to 432MHz, I obtained a FT101Z in 1982, which is still in my shack, and has recently been elevated to a ZDee with the inclusion of a digital display. The 101z was used to transvert to 50, 70MHz and 432MHz for many years, with the 221 being used for 144MHz and transverting to 1296MHz. Through the 80's to 2000,I had a very good VHF location on the east coast of the UK, and I thought I was the bee's knees !! 300 Watts from a 4CX250B on 144MHz and I was (well at least I thought so) the loudest signal out of JO03 Grid.
Having changed Xyl's somewhere in the past....her decision not mine !! these things happen..We moved away from my wide open spaces and into the town (I'm not really at home there radio wise, the tower is still not erected some 7 years later). However, changes come and as of October 2003 or was it 2004, anyway, the HF bands were opened to us ex VHF only wallahs, and the addition of a FT901, another 101ZD complete with a FC902 and YO901, and having been donated by the same colleague the year before a non working FL2100z, and since the advent of EBay, my Yaesu collection, like many others has grown to include a FT200 (which came minus any tubes) a FT101B(E) it's a B with the E's Rf processor installed, along with a couple of KW2000B's (Collins clones, nah) But working away out in the desert, does not give me a awful lot of time to play radio, perhaps one day when I retire....until then I'll just keep the heaters warm and the PA fired up ready for that
elusive DX...

I look forward to reading the mail on these FT pages, and hope to do so for a long time yet.

Hope I haven't sent anyone off to sleep, that's one thing my Xyl Mandy says's about me, if I get into waffle mode.....I always time out on a repeater....73 es DX Long Let Your Heaters Glow

Derek G8ECI


----- Original Message ----
From: Brad Knapp <boeingdriver757@... To: FT-200@yahoogroups.com
Sent: Wednesday, 15 August, 2007 8:59:58 AM
Subject: [FT-200] Tempo One reminiscing...let's hear your story!

OK guys (and lady), since it's been so quite here lately, how about
some Tempo One reminiscing? I'll go out on a limb and suggest that
many of us own these beauties today out of a sense of nostalgia,
reminding us when we first purchased and/or operated one of
these "precision built, high performance" (owner's manual
description) rigs in the late 60's or 70's. Now, these neat little
rigs are a blast to operate and add a classy look to our modern
stations today.

So, when/where did you get your first Tempo One? Was it from
a "radio joint" back when they were still around in many cities (eg.
Henry Radio), or was it later from a hamfest or from eBay? I think
Ken and Derek especially will have interesting stories...telling what
was available in New Zealand and the U.K.

I'll start, and if it gets boring, just hit REPLY and tell us
about your Tempo experience. I grew up in Toledo, Ohio, near fellow
Tempo dude..Jim, KB6OKH. We were friends throughout our youth and he
was the first to get the ham radio bug. His dad was a big 11 meter
operator, so that was how I found out about a CB radio joint in
Toledo called Jerry's CB. Already, Jim had exposed me enough to the
ham radio idea to know that whatever I bought, it wouldn't be for
hammering out nonsense on the chicken band. But, I will say that
Jerry's CB was actually a pretty cool place. It was a true "radio
joint", and it was the best Toledo could do, since the ham radio
joints only existed in big cities. Still, Jerry's had a lot of
Yaesus and Tempos, with lots of "crystals" to choose from. Jerry
himself would give instructions on "what not to do" to your new rig,
so that it would "never" transmit on 11 meters. In spite of that,
the place had lots of Yaesu accessories and antennas, and many hams
from the area did hang out there. I bought my first SSB rig, a black
face Tempo One, from Jerry's CB probably in late 1977. I thought I'd
just purchased something from the space program....it was that cool.
I later enlisted (with Jim) in the Air Guard and then later went on
to the Air Force Academy, and kept the Tempo well into the 80's. I
was stationed in california during the 80's, and there were hamfests
every weekend within an easty drive, so for some idiotic reason, the
Tempo One was sold. I really missed that rig....it had so few hours
on it, and was in perfect shape....what was I thinking?

Fast forward to the modern day....modern DSP Icoms, pristing
Collins S line, etc....but still no Tempo One. OK....time to start
bidding on eBay. Found one (and won the auction!) that was pulled
out of a storage closet in Florida that was in its original box and
hadn't been used since the 70's. This thing still has the Henry
Radio invoice, and is in pristine, brand new shape. I did recap the
power supply (power supply was bought separately and not as nice as
the rig) and mount a fan on the back of the rig, as well as a 6JS6
filaments switch. ***See the pictures section***

Anyway, that's my story....how about posting yours? I think since we
all have this common interest, your humble story will actually be
great reading for someone on the other side of the world!

Cheers and 73,

Brad Knapp, N6KYS
Carmel (Indianapolis) , Indiana





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| 791|789|2007-08-15 18:30:38|Terry Hamilton|Re: Tempo One reminiscing...let's hear your story!|
Interesting memories, Brad - very similar to my own experiences. In the
early sixties, I haunted Henry Radio in Anaheim, CA, drooling over the
equipment I couldn't afford on a high school student's salary (grin). I'm
pretty sure that I must have seen the Tempo, but was really more interested
in 2 meters in those days due to the influence of Lindy Wiley,WB6BFP, a
school friend who later became a C-130 driver. I "accidently" joined the
Air Force in '67 - got my draft notice while at OTS.



I have to admit I liked the looks of the Heathkit SB101's better, but still
made do with my BC-348 and ARC 5 xmtr (can you say band splatter?) at home,
working with Collins KWM 2's at the MARS station when I wanted to actually
talk on something. My first experience with the Tempo was only recent,
after my retirement - I renewed my lapsed license (different call sign,
however) and picked up a Tempo from one of the classifieds on the web -
eHam, or something like that. Seeing that it was a Henry Radio product was
what made me buy it - nostalgia, what a wonderful thing! It turned out to
be a great little rig! Very classy looks, much like Heathkit and Collins.
You can actually repair it, read the print on the faceplate without a
microscope, and don't need tweezers to adjust the knobs!



Terry Hamilton

K7WLD

Wenatchee, WA



-----Original Message-----
From: FT-200@yahoogroups.com [mailto:FT-200@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of
Brad Knapp
Sent: Tuesday, August 14, 2007 11:00 PM
To: FT-200@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [FT-200] Tempo One reminiscing...let's hear your story!



OK guys (and lady), since it's been so quite here lately, how about
some Tempo One reminiscing? I'll go out on a limb and suggest that
many of us own these beauties today out of a sense of nostalgia,
reminding us when we first purchased and/or operated one of
these "precision built, high performance" (owner's manual
description) rigs in the late 60's or 70's. Now, these neat little
rigs are a blast to operate and add a classy look to our modern
stations today.

So, when/where did you get your first Tempo One? Was it from
a "radio joint" back when they were still around in many cities (eg.
Henry Radio), or was it later from a hamfest or from eBay? I think
Ken and Derek especially will have interesting stories...telling what
was available in New Zealand and the U.K.

I'll start, and if it gets boring, just hit REPLY and tell us
about your Tempo experience. I grew up in Toledo, Ohio, near fellow
Tempo dude..Jim, KB6OKH. We were friends throughout our youth and he
was the first to get the ham radio bug. His dad was a big 11 meter
operator, so that was how I found out about a CB radio joint in
Toledo called Jerry's CB. Already, Jim had exposed me enough to the
ham radio idea to know that whatever I bought, it wouldn't be for
hammering out nonsense on the chicken band. But, I will say that
Jerry's CB was actually a pretty cool place. It was a true "radio
joint", and it was the best Toledo could do, since the ham radio
joints only existed in big cities. Still, Jerry's had a lot of
Yaesus and Tempos, with lots of "crystals" to choose from. Jerry
himself would give instructions on "what not to do" to your new rig,
so that it would "never" transmit on 11 meters. In spite of that,
the place had lots of Yaesu accessories and antennas, and many hams
from the area did hang out there. I bought my first SSB rig, a black
face Tempo One, from Jerry's CB probably in late 1977. I thought I'd
just purchased something from the space program....it was that cool.
I later enlisted (with Jim) in the Air Guard and then later went on
to the Air Force Academy, and kept the Tempo well into the 80's. I
was stationed in california during the 80's, and there were hamfests
every weekend within an easty drive, so for some idiotic reason, the
Tempo One was sold. I really missed that rig....it had so few hours
on it, and was in perfect shape....what was I thinking?

Fast forward to the modern day....modern DSP Icoms, pristing
Collins S line, etc....but still no Tempo One. OK....time to start
bidding on eBay. Found one (and won the auction!) that was pulled
out of a storage closet in Florida that was in its original box and
hadn't been used since the 70's. This thing still has the Henry
Radio invoice, and is in pristine, brand new shape. I did recap the
power supply (power supply was bought separately and not as nice as
the rig) and mount a fan on the back of the rig, as well as a 6JS6
filaments switch. ***See the pictures section***

Anyway, that's my story....how about posting yours? I think since we
all have this common interest, your humble story will actually be
great reading for someone on the other side of the world!

Cheers and 73,

Brad Knapp, N6KYS
Carmel (Indianapolis), Indiana





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| 792|789|2007-08-15 20:12:13|Brad Knapp|Re: Tempo One reminiscing...let's hear your story!|
Excellent Terry!



Thanks,

Brad





_____

From: FT-200@yahoogroups.com [mailto:FT-200@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of
Terry Hamilton
Sent: Wednesday, August 15, 2007 10:51 AM
To: FT-200@yahoogroups.com
Subject: RE: [FT-200] Tempo One reminiscing...let's hear your story!



Interesting memories, Brad - very similar to my own experiences. In the
early sixties, I haunted Henry Radio in Anaheim, CA, drooling over the
equipment I couldn't afford on a high school student's salary (grin). I'm
pretty sure that I must have seen the Tempo, but was really more interested
in 2 meters in those days due to the influence of Lindy Wiley,WB6BFP, a
school friend who later became a C-130 driver. I "accidently" joined the
Air Force in '67 - got my draft notice while at OTS.

I have to admit I liked the looks of the Heathkit SB101's better, but still
made do with my BC-348 and ARC 5 xmtr (can you say band splatter?) at home,
working with Collins KWM 2's at the MARS station when I wanted to actually
talk on something. My first experience with the Tempo was only recent,
after my retirement - I renewed my lapsed license (different call sign,
however) and picked up a Tempo from one of the classifieds on the web -
eHam, or something like that. Seeing that it was a Henry Radio product was
what made me buy it - nostalgia, what a wonderful thing! It turned out to
be a great little rig! Very classy looks, much like Heathkit and Collins.
You can actually repair it, read the print on the faceplate without a
microscope, and don't need tweezers to adjust the knobs!

Terry Hamilton

K7WLD

Wenatchee, WA

-----Original Message-----
From: FT-200@yahoogroups. Brad Knapp
Sent: Tuesday, August 14, 2007 11:00 PM
To: FT-200@yahoogroups.
OK guys (and lady), since it's been so quite here lately, how about
some Tempo One reminiscing? I'll go out on a limb and suggest that
many of us own these beauties today out of a sense of nostalgia,
reminding us when we first purchased and/or operated one of
these "precision built, high performance" (owner's manual
description) rigs in the late 60's or 70's. Now, these neat little
rigs are a blast to operate and add a classy look to our modern
stations today.

So, when/where did you get your first Tempo One? Was it from
a "radio joint" back when they were still around in many cities (eg.
Henry Radio), or was it later from a hamfest or from eBay? I think
Ken and Derek especially will have interesting stories...telling what
was available in New Zealand and the U.K.

I'll start, and if it gets boring, just hit REPLY and tell us
about your Tempo experience. I grew up in Toledo, Ohio, near fellow
Tempo dude..Jim, KB6OKH. We were friends throughout our youth and he
was the first to get the ham radio bug. His dad was a big 11 meter
operator, so that was how I found out about a CB radio joint in
Toledo called Jerry's CB. Already, Jim had exposed me enough to the
ham radio idea to know that whatever I bought, it wouldn't be for
hammering out nonsense on the chicken band. But, I will say that
Jerry's CB was actually a pretty cool place. It was a true "radio
joint", and it was the best Toledo could do, since the ham radio
joints only existed in big cities. Still, Jerry's had a lot of
Yaesus and Tempos, with lots of "crystals" to choose from. Jerry
himself would give instructions on "what not to do" to your new rig,
so that it would "never" transmit on 11 meters. In spite of that,
the place had lots of Yaesu accessories and antennas, and many hams
from the area did hang out there. I bought my first SSB rig, a black
face Tempo One, from Jerry's CB probably in late 1977. I thought I'd
just purchased something from the space program....it was that cool.
I later enlisted (with Jim) in the Air Guard and then later went on
to the Air Force Academy, and kept the Tempo well into the 80's. I
was stationed in california during the 80's, and there were hamfests
every weekend within an easty drive, so for some idiotic reason, the
Tempo One was sold. I really missed that rig....it had so few hours
on it, and was in perfect shape....what was I thinking?

Fast forward to the modern day....modern DSP Icoms, pristing
Collins S line, etc....but still no Tempo One. OK....time to start
bidding on eBay. Found one (and won the auction!) that was pulled
out of a storage closet in Florida that was in its original box and
hadn't been used since the 70's. This thing still has the Henry
Radio invoice, and is in pristine, brand new shape. I did recap the
power supply (power supply was bought separately and not as nice as
the rig) and mount a fan on the back of the rig, as well as a 6JS6
filaments switch. ***See the pictures section***

Anyway, that's my story....how about posting yours? I think since we
all have this common interest, your humble story will actually be
great reading for someone on the other side of the world!

Cheers and 73,

Brad Knapp, N6KYS
Carmel (Indianapolis), Indiana

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| 793|789|2007-08-16 00:09:00|Brad Knapp|Re: Tempo One reminiscing...let's hear your story!|
Very interesting, Derek! I think over here, that experimenting with VHF and
UHF has been a boutique level activity, probably because it's more
challenging (HF.just load up a wire and you're in business) and the
incentives here in progressing through the license classes are primarily in
added HF privileges. Ironic, eh?



Thanks for sharing that, Derek.



Best,



Brad

N6KYS





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| 794|789|2007-08-16 01:42:05|jjoiyd@juno.com|Re: Tempo One reminiscing...let's hear your story!|
Hello,

I bought my first radio in 1992 at The Owego Hamfest and I have owned my Tempo One ever since - I have several other radios both state of the art and antique tube types - But I prefer old Betsey Tempo One over all - I only used it about now for MARS Radio Networking ET ands split the duties with my Dad reconditioned Kenwood 520 - My Tempo one operates and looks brand sparking new. I even fined myself polish it with wax once in a while to real make it shine. It is a piece of my ham radio history in which my now deceased father K2CJ had a common ground
I usually only use it for a few hours a month now but since 1992 I normally only started her up once a month - I love they way is hums - Looks and feels the same as someone out their would fell about their 57 Chevy
Just in passing a thought by yaw all Timmy G - AA2OJ





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| 795|789|2007-08-16 07:13:56|Techniker der überholten Systeme : arbe|Re: Tempo One reminiscing...let's hear your story!|
I must admit I am a newbie Tempo 1 owner.... I was in the right
place, at the right time, and caught a couple parts rigs that were
cast-off by another list member.

By combining the Solid state BM unit of a black-faced rig, with a
complete silverfaced chassis (minus some holloware),and performing a
few simple part removals / replacements I am the proud owner of a
functional Tempo 1.

Back in the 70's (high-school) I operated a mix-matched collection of
hamfest goodies, but drooled over the functinal beauty of the Tempo-1
class rigs. I was more attracted to the Heathkits at that time (they
seemed more affordable, and, fun to build) However, over the years,
I've kept with the tradition of patching up whatever I could find.

So, it's not much of a Tempo-1 story, but.... It was a nice walk
down Memory lane.

Thanks to Brad N6KYS, for suggesting this thread (and for the goodies)

Jim ~ kb6okh
| 796|789|2007-08-16 10:57:11|n9wb|Re: Tempo One reminiscing...let's hear your story!|
I thought it was a good Tempo 1 story. a word of advice. Keep it cool. The heat from the tubes is not good for the boards.
Vy 73, Walt N9WB

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Im still intending to follow up with my ZL history with the ft200 Brad
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| 803|803|2007-09-27 14:43:09|Dennis Kippa|Tempo one digital display|
I found a digital display for my Tempo one but need a copy of the
manual . I believe it picks up off the RF output jack but can anyone
confirm that. Any info would help.

Thanks
Dennis
kw5g
| 804|803|2007-09-28 03:56:22|Bart Hock|Re: Tempo one digital display|
--- In FT-200@yahoogroups.com, "Dennis Kippa" Dennis,
the manual can be downloaded from the BAMA website
http://bama.sbc.edu/ ; I use their alternate site
http://bama.edebris.com/manuals/ as it is faster and more user
friendly. I have a copy and will email it to you if you give me an
email address or you can go to
http://bama.edebris.com/manuals/henry/tempo1/ and download it as
a .pdf file.

Hope this helps,

Bart
WB5JWI
| 805|803|2007-09-28 03:59:24|Leslie Bart Hock|Re: [SPAM][FT-200] Tempo one digital display|
Dennis,
the manual can be downloaded from the BAMA website http://bama.sbc.edu/
; I use their alternate site http://bama.edebris.com/manuals/ as it is
faster and more user friendly. I have a copy and will email it to you if
you give me an email address or you can go to
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I found a digital display for my Tempo one but need a copy of the
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| 806|806|2007-09-28 09:36:58|tonymagon|Help - Replacing capacitor when changing finals - FT200|
I bought a matched pair of 6JSC6 from Carol, and also received the
fixed capacitor that needs to be replaced to alter the neutralization
capacity swing.

Can anyone run me through the instructions on how to do the mod.

(Have had some severe virus problems, which hopefully are now fixed)

73

Tony VK2IC
| 807|803|2007-09-28 09:37:24|Booveanu Nicusor|Re: Tempo one digital display|
Thank you for link.I like this pdf.
Nicusor, YO7MCA

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| 808|806|2007-09-28 19:18:46|Techniker der überholten Systeme : arbe|Re: Help - Replacing capacitor when changing finals - FT200|
I might be speaking "off-the-cuff" here but, I believe Carol probably
sent a "blocking" capacitor with the 6JS6 tubes.

This capacitor failing is the main reason for the Tubes to have
gone "poof" in the first place.

On the schematic it is referenced as C55 (100pf, 1000v)

In the unit, it is (usually) a rectangular brownish block in approx
the 10:00 position from V6 [when viewed from the back, with the lower
cover removed]

hope this helps !

Jim - kb6okh


| 809|806|2007-09-28 19:44:00|Brad Knapp|Re: Help - Replacing capacitor when changing finals - FT200|
Yeah, I think Jim's onto something. I haven't heard of any other
capacitor replacements other than C55 and C40. Both of those need to
be replaced because they were undervalued voltage-wise and would
fail, messing up the bias and putting the finals into
superconduction....i.e. poof. Any other cap replacements come as
news to me, and I'd be interested to know what it is if it's not C55
or C40. Your mileage may vary.

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| 810|806|2007-09-29 02:59:42|Tony Magon|Re: Help - Replacing capacitor when changing finals - FT200|
Thanks for the reply Jim, but it is the capacitor which alters the
capacitance swing for neutralizing the finals

73

Tony VK2IC

Techniker der überholten Systeme : arbeitsloser wrote:
| 811|806|2007-09-29 03:58:35|Techniker der überholten Systeme : arbe|Re: Help - Replacing capacitor when changing finals - FT200|
maybe C40 or C41, better ask Carol.



| 812|806|2007-09-29 22:27:47|Ken|Re: Help - Replacing capacitor when changing finals - FT200|
Check the archives, Ive posted at least twice before on this subject. Its C55. Just replace it and roll on. Probably wont change the neutralising. Set it up by the book if you are uncertain, if receive sens seems diferent then do an alignment by the book.
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| 815|815|2007-10-08 21:22:05|Kirk Morrison|My Tempo One|
At the Rock Hill SC Ham Fest Sat I picked up a black Tempo One, My guess is it was most likely made around 1976 as it is dark grey to black in color. It is missing a couple of tubes no biggy I have them, and spares for most if not all of them 2 or 3 deep. The caps didn't blow when I plugged it in and the transformer is good and I was wondering if there was anything else I should check before the next smoke test under full load. What is a good mic for it as the original is not with it. The plugs I have but no mics Once it is up and running well I would even consider a Heil but until then I would like something cheap that would look good with it. How I wish I still had a D104 that I used with my HT 32 B.....

Why did I buy this rig? I guess it was because it was a Dream Rig for me when I got licensed back in the late 70s and all I could afford was a SX 99 and a Globe Chief....


TNX for any advice and 73


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| 816|815|2007-10-08 22:30:32|hahnemm|Re: My Tempo One|
Hi there
I to am looking for a mic for my tempo one. Mine has the white face.
An earlier modle I guess. From what I can see they started making
them around 1956 or so. I am also looking for some help in firing
mine up. The instructions are a little vague like they were written
by a first year English student in Tokyo. Any way I'll be checking
the ite to see if there is anything posted for you and if you do get
some thing that's not posted, kould you please pass it along to
hahnemm@.... Maby we can work out the bugs together. I'll
do the same for you

regards
kf4igk

| 817|815|2007-10-09 21:30:22|Kirk Morrison|Re: My Tempo One|
________________________________

The first imports were in the late 60s and the last were in the mid to late 70s, I have found a good bit of info, the only rare tube is the 7360 and the only other ones that are pricey are the final P A amps. A good source of Tubes are Radio Daze and Antique Electronic Supply, I think in that order as it seems that Radio Daze has better prices and shipping. I have found by search Fox Tango and other places good English explainations for the Japlangesish if that helps The Tempo One is a FT 200 which helps when you search on both, In many ways it was a baby FT101 without weird chips and semiconductors.

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| 818|818|2007-10-13 02:05:33|Kirk|Tempo One headaches,|
I was replacing tubes that are missing in the Tempo One I bought at
Rock Hill, SC and when I replaced one of the missing tubes I noticed
the magic blue smoke escaping. I killed the power and looked below
there was a what apeared to be a square ceramic cap running over a
shaft near a couple of coils and two diodes, does anyone know the
value and the voltage of the part and the I assume it has a NPO value
too? it is toast, and I think I found it one the schem but I not sure
and it is toast, so I can't read it. Btw the yellow wire next to it
needs to be replaced now also.

Thanks for the help and a few more tubes and parts and I will get it,
up and going.

I found 2 sets of the finials at least in my Junque boxes :0) and
most of the tubes. I will need to order caps and resistors though but
no biggy I need to restock them anyway.


TNX and 73

Kirk KA4PXK
| 819|818|2007-10-13 03:28:56|Ken|Re: Tempo One headaches,|
Get a bit more specific with the location in the rig. If it was between
the 12BY7 and the finals then it sounds like the dreaded C55 which is
100PF and MUST be at least 1.2Kv. Otherwise the finals will pop real
quick while you are on receive.
Should be archives on this subject in the files. Theres another like it
at the other end of the row of coils I think 200pf. High KV rating Get
rid of both of these and fit new ones, even if your fried cap isnt the
one Im talking about.
You will then need to do a tune up by the book, step at a time so down
load the manual. Its available on this site somewhere, if not on Mods DK
or whatever its called.
Ken.
ZL3OZ

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| 820|818|2007-10-13 03:31:42|Ken|Tempo One Burn outs|
Hello Carol and rest of the gang.

This business with C55 and its mate comes up all the time, a link to the
relevant information with a warning note somewhere prominent on the web
site would be good. ???
Ken
| 821|818|2007-10-13 13:51:49|Kirk Morrison|Re: Tempo One headaches,|
________________________________

Well it isn't C55 but where is a good source for that one. I think the part is from the schematic a .01 cap but I am not sure I will trace it out a bit further. I have the service man and the manual but I think I will DL the copy in the archives as the pics in mine are a bit hard to read the part is near a small coil but I am not sure which one, the leads are long.

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| 822|818|2007-10-13 13:55:31|Kirk Morrison|Re: Tempo One headaches,|
________________________________


I checked the cap it isn't C 55 but C 55 is fried....maybe that is why it was taken out of service originally.



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| 823|823|2007-10-14 04:42:00|hahnemm|Tempo one RF control|
Got my tempo a while ago and finaly got to put the power to it. Can't
xmit for lack of a compatible mic but have been doing a lot of
listening. One thing I've noticed is the tunning dial dosn't seem to be
real accurate. I've got no sig. gen. to check it so I'm looking for a
way to do that. I live in central Fl. Any nets with freq. I can tune to
would probably work. Also, and this one makes me a little nuts. When I
turn down the RF control, the meter goes up/higher, yet it seems to
respond to stronger signels correctly. The stronger signal the higher
the reading. This is in the SSB mode. AM seems to be the same. Any
sugestions would be greatly appreciated. I know It dosn't seem locical,
to me anyway but that's what it does.

Tnx
KF4IGK
| 824|818|2007-10-14 04:49:24|Brad Knapp|Re: Tempo One Burn outs|
Yes, great idea, Ken. Maybe in bold letters on the opening page?


Brad
N6KYS


| 825|825|2007-10-14 05:03:48|Brad Knapp|C55 and C40 thoughts|
Ken brought up a really good point that this seems to be a recurring
topic here, and I was just wondering (via the keyboard) why these two
caps in particular are now popping, some 30 years later. They're
both undervalued in voltage, and are the only silver micas that are
shaped rectangular, so maybe: (1) a combination of higher household
AC line voltages get magnified to really high DC operating voltages
that exceed the caps' ratings, and/or (2) those caps were junk from
the start and the years are catching up with them?

Whatever the case....GET WITH CAROL and get some new C55 and C40 caps
(especially C55), and replace them!!! Carol, Ken, and Derek among
others have been at this far longer than most of the rest of us, and
they'll tell you how important this is. I put some shots in the
Pictures Section....just get 'er done, guys!

Cheers,

Brad Knapp
N6KYS
| 826|818|2007-10-14 06:56:55|Techniker der überholten Systeme : arbei|Re: Tempo One Burn outs|
Maybe just a little more patience for newbies & newbie questions?

Jim ~ kb6okh

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| 827|825|2007-10-14 07:01:49|Techniker der überholten Systeme : arbei|Re: C55 and C40 thoughts|
Does anyone make *NEW* silver mica caps anymore ?

Or, are we promoting the replacement of a poorly engineered part with
a similar unit that has been in storage for decades?

IMHO :::: there are better parts available to repair these two minor
flaws.

Jim ~ kb6okh


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caps
and
| 828|825|2007-10-14 07:11:43|Techniker der überholten Systeme : arbei|Re: C55 and C40 thoughts|
I like that 3rd photo, where you can read YAESU molded into the body
of the cap !

I'm guessing they don't make 'em new anymore.

Jim ~ kb6okh

| 829|823|2007-10-14 20:33:02|Wim Penders|Re: Tempo one RF control|
Hi there,
Your microphone has to be a high impedance mike, preferably a crystal
microphone. You can maybe try a elektret element, because they have
normally a high impedance too. Any old (30years or so) ceramic mike
will do.

The behavior of your S-meter is really normal, by turning down the
RF-gain, you induce a constant voltage on the AVC line. The meter
reacts then as a voltmeter and shows only the signals that are strong
enough to push up the AVC voltage.
This is the same as in every newer set too, so you will get used to it..

Hope this helps,
73, Wim PA0PGA


| 830|823|2007-10-15 00:18:26|dom.rivron|Re: Tempo one RF control|
If you want to transmit -and are only held back by the lack of a mic- why not have a go at PSK31 or RTTY? I don't posses a mic for my FT200 - I just use digital modes. It just involves building a simple passive interface between a PC and the mic socket. I should add that I've only used relatively low output powers for this, but 90% of my FT200 contacts have been using digital modes.

regards
Dominic
m0kxd
| 831|823|2007-10-15 09:46:23|Techniker der überholten Systeme : arbei|Re: Tempo one RF control|
Very Cool !

care to share a achematic for your interface ??

Jim ~ kb6okh

| 832|818|2007-10-17 10:50:18|Ken|Re: Tempo One headaches,|
Kirk. You will need to replace C55 and its look alike mate. You will
need the correct value with lots of voltage rating.(they are different
ratings) Perhaps order them via Carol. Its important to get the voltage
rating above 1Kv as theres pluss 350V one side of it and about minus 40
the other side and they must never meet. I would go for 2KV ore better.
It might not be fried as they are normally dark black brown colour anyway.
If replaced, a carefull tune up has to be done by the book. The driver
coils on the 12by7 in transmit are the front end coils on the 6bz6 when
on receive so getting them just right takes care, BY THE BOOK. Dont just
twiddle things. And be carefull with the slugs, they break easy. If one
is stuck, warm it a bit with tip of soldering iron, dont put pressure on
it, use a plastic or wooden tool. If you cant get the right plastic hex
tool wittle one out of soft wood. DONT force a screwdriver across the
hexagon, they break for sure.

If C55 is fried then the output tubes are probably kaput as well.

Send me a digital picture of the other fried cap. Most the other caps
are .01 mf about 500v rating but put 1Kv or better caps in place of
anything you replace.

Its worth doing, they are good radios, Ive worked all round the world on
mine.

One hand in your pocket when the cover is off, especially the PA cage.
You can get dead real quick in those radios. 800V at a stiff current
does more than tickle a bit. If you are lucky it will feel like sledge
hammers each side of your chest at the same time with big fellows
swinging them. After you swich off to replace something, unplug the
power supply (its got big caps storing up current) and leave things for
a few seconds to leak away before the fingers go in.


Someone wanted to know about microphones. Any 50K hand mic will do it
ok. I use an electret mic on a headset now and have a wee plastic box
with a 9V battery in it with 10K resistor to bias the mic and .002mf cap
coupling to the FT200. Works great. Foot switch under the bench. I told
one smart fellow I was using an FT1000MP and he couldnt tell I wasnt. Hi.

Ken.
ZL3OZ
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| 833|818|2007-10-17 15:38:16|Brad Knapp|Re: Tempo One headaches,|
Hey Ken,

Here's a reply that's WAY off topic (sorry folks).....Anthony Hopkins
was on one of the morning shows here, talking about a new movie.
Anyway, it reminded me of a movie that Magnolia Pictures put out last
year....The World's Fastest Indian, and Hopkins starred as a Kiwi
named Burt Munro. The character (true story) was obsessed with
improving his very old Indian motorcycle and taking it to Bonneville
for Speed Week to break some speed records. Exceptional movie, so I
was just wondering if the real Burt Munro is something of a legend
where you live?

I guess one reason why I personally liked it so much was the whole
sort of "homebrew", or fixing and improving old/classic things....not
sure they'll be making a movie about the Tempo One, but you never
know!

Cheers, hope you're enjoying Spring. Fall is beautiful here.

Cheers,

Brad Knapp
N6KYS
| 834|818|2007-10-17 16:17:42|Dave Edwards|Re: Tempo One headaches,|
Ken....Are these caps mentioned on the Tempo One suspect?
In other words, caps that need to be replaced even if all seems just fine??
I usually shy away from fixing things that ain't broke, but if it is a real high failure item...it may be a good idea.

....Dave



| 835|818|2007-10-17 17:08:46|Kirk Morrison|Re: Tempo One headaches,|
________________________________

Thanks, it has been a while but I have restored other rigs in the past mostly National and Halli, so some of these Japanese parts are making me scratch my head. I will order new C40 and C55 Caps and do it right. Need new output tubes too, I think I will bite the bullet and order new ones versus changing it to 6146s though. I have had a bite or two from HV and you are right dead really quick if you touch the wrong thing. QST use to run stories on hams that electrocuted themselves. I will borrow the wifes digital camera and shoot photos of the fried cap.

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| 836|818|2007-10-17 17:15:55|Brad Knapp|Re: Tempo One headaches,|
That would be really helpful if you could post a digital shot of the fried
cap in the Photos section!

Thanks!!

Brad
N6KYS



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Subject: RE: [FT-200] Tempo One headaches,


________________________________ ksjjrl@... [FT-200] Tempo One headaches, look alike mate. You will rating.(they are different important to get the voltage of it and about minus 40 go for 2KV ore better. black brown colour anyway. by the book. The driver coils on the 6bz6 when THE BOOK. Dont just break easy. If one put pressure on plastic hex across the tubes are probably kaput as well. fried cap. Most the other caps better caps in place of good radios, Ive worked all round the world on pocket when the cover is off, especially the PA cage. quick in those radios. 800V at a stiff current If you are lucky it will feel like sledge at the same time with big fellows replace something, unplug the current) and leave things for go in. it with a 9V battery in it with 10K resistor to bias the mic and .002mf cap coupling to the FT200. Works great. Foot switch under the bench. I told smart fellow I was using an FT1000MP and he couldnt tell I wasnt. Hi. ZL3OZ that is why _

Thanks, it has been a while but I have restored other rigs in the past
mostly National and Halli, so some of these Japanese parts are making me
scratch my head. I will order new C40 and C55 Caps and do it right. Need
new output tubes too, I think I will bite the bullet and order new ones
versus changing it to 6146s though. I have had a bite or two from HV and you
are right dead really quick if you touch the wrong thing. QST use to run
stories on hams that electrocuted themselves. I will borrow the wifes
digital camera and shoot photos of the fried cap.

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| 837|818|2007-10-17 17:24:07|Brad Knapp|Re: Tempo One headaches,|
Hi Dave,



Definitely replace them, especially C55. Ken has first hand knowledge of
what happens when (not if) they fail. C55 is really easy to replace, but
C40 is a little bit of a trick to replace, since the ground side of the cap
sits down low in the chassis. I soldered two 100 pf caps in parallel to get
200 pf, then soldered one side of them to the bus wire that connects the
tuned circuit, but for the other lead I went straight across (rather than
down deep) to the chassis and soldered it there, since digging down deep
into the point where it was originally soldered would have been a real
hassle. One thing.you'll need a high wattage soldering iron to solder it to
one of those tabs stamped in the chassis metal, so you can get a good solder
joint. See the Photos section.



Good luck,



Brad

N6KYS





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Subject: Re: [FT-200] Tempo One headaches,



Ken....Are these caps mentioned on the Tempo One suspect?
In other words, caps that need to be replaced even if all seems just fine??
I usually shy away from fixing things that ain't broke, but if it is a real
high failure item...it may be a good idea.

....Dave

| 838|818|2007-10-17 20:09:18|Dave Edwards|Re: Tempo One headaches,|
Brad....sorry, I don't fly around this group all that much. Can you send me a link that includes the photo section....and I also heard there is a location that I can order the caps from also??
....Dave
| 839|818|2007-10-17 21:49:10|Ken|Re: Tempo One headaches,|
As I just two days ago got a half watt signal across to Fresno Calif to
K6MYC from an old 1943 milliatary set, you just never know Brad. ZL is
full of legendry characters.
Ken

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| 840|818|2007-10-17 23:13:32|Kirk Morrison|Re: Tempo One headaches,|
________________________________

I have a small butane pen type of iron and somewhere I have a 150 watt gun which do you think would be the best one for the job? Thanks on the tips on doing the job. I hope to get the photos up tomorrow on the problem cap if I can find the camera and get it charged up tonight.


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| 841|818|2007-10-17 23:27:26|Kirk Morrison|Re: Tempo One headaches,|
________________________________


A lot of high voltage caps in older radios have to be replaced, line voltages have crept higher since they were new. A while back the average line voltage was 110 now they tend to run 120 to 130 in the US, therefore a lot of caps are right at their limit and a spike or mistune and they fry. Then age and misuse will weaken or take out others. Replacing an older set of caps in the HV finials is a good idea a quick calculation will tell you that these will be right at their limit assuming no damage or flaws with the tubes (valves) at their current price of about $100 dollars a pair it is cheap insurance. Parts age values and tolerance and even voltage ratings can change if they were in such a hot house as that little box. I am going to take and mount under mine in a little box a computer PS fan blowing straight up to help cool that area.


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| 842|823|2007-10-18 01:00:49|dominic_rivron|Re: Tempo one RF control|
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arbeitsloser design on this page:
http://g3vre.org.uk/interface.asp

(I did a quick search of the net and found this was the one that was
closest to what i built)

I've only built the mic socket to PC soundcard part of the circuit,
and have used the computer mic to pick up the received sound, which
works OK.

Obviously you need to wire the plug you stick in the mic socket
carefully so as not to connect to the PTT line by mistake.

I use Digipan software for PSK31 and MMTTY software for RTTY. These
are free software, and available on the internet for anyone who cares
to google them.

I only put out about 10W. My finals have been modified at some point
in the past, and I AM NOT QUALIFIED TO COMMENT ON HOW THE RIG COPES
WITH THE HEAVY DUTY CYCLE INVOLVED WITH DIGIMODES. I just consider it
prudent to keep the power low, and have never encountered a problem.

I have also had a friend damage up his laptop with RF when tinkering
with digimodes. You'd have to ask around or search the net to asses
the risks, but again I have never encountered a problem using my PC.

Dominic - m0kxd
| 843|818|2007-10-18 01:20:32|Brad Knapp|Re: Tempo One headaches,|
Excellent! That will really help to get the word out....thanks!

Brad
N6KYS



| 844|818|2007-10-18 01:27:32|Brad Knapp|Re: Tempo One headaches,|
Hi Dave,


Just the Photos section of this newsgroup....on the left side of your
screen. The Files section has some cool stuff in it as well.

Try www.foxtango.org which is Carol's website, and you'll be able to
navigate around and find the caps. I think she calls it the "Candy
Store", where you can order lots of stuff. Since Fox Tango
("FT"...for Yaesu) includes all of Yaesu's rigs, you'll see quite a
bit for the FT-101 rigs, etc. Great resource and service that she
provides for us.

Best,

Brad
N6KYS

| 845|845|2007-10-18 03:06:37|Brad Knapp|You guys rock!|
Just logged on here and saw that there are 27 new
messages....outstanding! Keep up the activity.....always great
hearing from each of you. even if you don't have anything to
write....just post a "howdy!"

Best,

Brad
N6KYS
| 846|818|2007-10-18 06:51:44|Ken|Re: Tempo One headaches,|
Kirk Morrison wrote:
Kirk, send the pic direct to my email as well as I dont get much time on
the net so dont want to go to the group library with my old dial up.

As for the soldering iron, which ever one does the job
Ken.
| 847|818|2007-10-18 10:44:28|N9WB|Re: Tempo One headaches,|
Unfortunately the "Candy Store" is temporarily closed. Carol is out to sea. When she gets back for good it probably will re-open.
Vy 73, Walt N9WB

| 848|818|2007-10-18 10:51:17|N9WB|Re: Tempo One headaches,|
I would not use either one. Some of the dollar stores have a low wattage
iron for a dollar. Ace hardware has a low wattage Weller pencil iron for
around ten dollars. Of course a temperature controlled iron station would be
better, but the cheap alternatives mentioned above are better than a gun or
a butane iron.

The AC plug on the ones at the dollar stores sometimes does not fit tightly
into a standard AC plug. Warp the prongs and usually it will connect. It
also is easy to replace the cord and plug with one cut from a discarded
appliance.

Vy 73, Walt N9WB

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| 851|851|2007-11-02 00:19:18|hahnemm|Tempo 1 project|
The plate resister R69 on my rig has burned-fried-smoked and the top of
V7 is pattially blackened. No tube tester available. Does anyone have
an idea what caused this and a fix.
If I replace this resister, can the associated coil be placed on the
side or does it have to be wound the resister. Electrically,I see no
difference but ???.
V6 looks good including the resister/coil and appears to have been
changed but V7 appears to have been changed to a 1.5 watt.

Your help is greatly appreciated

KF4IGK
hahnemm@...
| 852|851|2007-11-02 02:23:29|Techniker der überholten Systeme : arbei|Re: Tempo 1 project|
My guess is plate cap loose & arcing.

free advice is worth what you pay for it.

"rebuild it with a carbon comp & wrap the coil round the resistor."

As for testing the tubes, In-circuit voltage checks & tube swapping (V6-
FWIW, YMMV, etc...

Jim

| 853|851|2007-11-02 03:24:01|Brad Knapp|Re: Tempo 1 project|
That is a brain teaser. Two supposedly identical (have we just found
the problem?) passive components, operating in the same conditions,
and one smokes and the other is OK. I don't know how much actual
joule heating occurs in those resistors in that application, with the
heavy guage wire wrapped around them handling the B+ and the RF out.
Definitely need a carbon comp....don't try and use a metal comp or
even worse, a wirewound. If your C55 opened, and your 6JS6's went
into massive conduction, I would guess that BOTH resistors would
smoke.

Like George Costanza says..."I've got nothing, Jerry, nothing!"

if you figure it out, let us know!

Cheers,
Brad
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| 854|854|2007-11-02 03:30:06|Brad Knapp|Carol's picture of a 4 pole filter "becoming an 8 pole" in Photos se|
Say, I don't know if Carol is back yet or not, but I was looking at
that picture of her rig being modified by putting another crystal
filter in series with the existing rig's filter to get an 8 pole
filter. I think she wrote that it cuts down the CW, but the SSB is
still OK.

Question is: what exactly is that mod? Is it an attempt to narrow a
bandwidth to get the intermod reduced?

Thanks,

Brad
N6KYS
| 855|854|2007-11-02 03:48:19|Techniker der überholten Systeme : arbei|Re: Carol's picture of a 4 pole filter "becoming an 8 pole" in Photo|
steeper skirts & flatter top ?



| 856|856|2007-11-02 23:33:32|David Goncalves|Value of FT-200|
Hello All,

I have an FT-200 that is something special. It is in very nice, clean
shape. The former owner built a 'super-fuse', which was the prototype for a
'73' Magazine article, fusing the individual outputs from the power supply
and cutting off AC when that occured (from memory). He also made a number of
other improvements, such as moving the carrier adjustment to the front panel
(cleanly installed as a concentric knob adjustment), and a narrow audio
filter for CW operation switched into operation when operating CW. All of
the modifications are well documented in a binder (schematics, narrative of
the history of the mods, article photocopies).

This is like an FT-200 Plus. I have used it little since it I purchased it,
and it would be better to sell it to somebody who knows how to keep the
FT-200 running. For the radio and power supply, and a parts supply and
chassis, how much would be an acceptable amount to ask for this radio?

Thanks,

--
David Goncalves
W1EUJ


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| 857|857|2007-11-02 23:34:21|pruittmims@aol.com|Re..Hetro Osc , Board, Crystals missing...|
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| 858|857|2007-11-04 02:15:08|Ken|Re: Re..Hetro Osc , Board, Crystals missing...|
pruittmims@... wrote:
They are always a bit deaf on 15 and 10. Thats normal. 40 should be the
most lively followed by 80 then 20. The crystals missing will be two of
the ten mtr extensions.
A 6bz6 in the front end and the IF (two 6bz6) are usually the ones which
go flat. Recomend you dont adjust anything in the coils unless using the
correct tuning tool and doing it BY THE BOOK, step by step because what
you adjust on one band will affect the others if you arn't carefull and
before you know it you get lost.

Ken ZL3OZ



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| 859|854|2007-11-05 14:36:30|Brad Knapp|Re: Carol's picture of a 4 pole filter "becoming an 8 pole" in Photo|
From the Fox Tango newsgroup.......
Brad, N6KYS



All things being equal, a second filter in series with an existing one
would provide steeper sides to the overall filter response, however it
requires the second filter to be equal to or better than the original,
the centre frequency of both filters must be the same and a small FET
amplifier following the filters would be an advantage to make up for
the extra loss in the additional filter.
My limited experience is that crystal filters produced in the sixties
were not too accurate as far as 'specs' were concerned, so that a
single filter in the IF was fine but to find another with a close
specification to the installed one could be a problem.
That said, I do have a second IF filter, on its own board plus FET
amp, tucked under the chassis of my FT101E, there is a slight
imbalance between USB and LSB but not so that you would notice whilst
operating.

George -- G3VBE
| 860|854|2007-11-05 18:27:00|Techniker der überholten Systeme : arbei|Re: Carol's picture of a 4 pole filter "becoming an 8 pole" in Photo|
I disagree....

ANY bandpass filter can be cascaded after any other, the only thing
that will change is the heating in the matching networks between
filters modules.

To explain --
bandpass filters are rated in db/freq rolloff from some center
frequency. 3db + 6db = 6db + 3db no difference.

In practical application, where your crystal lattice filter is
reflective at its I/O it may be benefical to START with the sharpest
filter, then cascade modules (with matching networks between).

IMO, YMMV, etc.

Jim

--- In FT-200@yahoogroups.com, "Brad Knapp" one
it
original,
| 861|854|2007-11-05 18:30:34|Brad Knapp|Re: Carol's picture of a 4 pole filter "becoming an 8 pole" in Photo|
Makes sense!





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To: FT-200@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [FT-200] Re: Carol's picture of a 4 pole filter "becoming an 8
pole" in Photos section



I disagree....

ANY bandpass filter can be cascaded after any other, the only thing
that will change is the heating in the matching networks between
filters modules.

To explain --
bandpass filters are rated in db/freq rolloff from some center
frequency. 3db + 6db = 6db + 3db no difference.

In practical application, where your crystal lattice filter is
reflective at its I/O it may be benefical to START with the sharpest
filter, then cascade modules (with matching networks between).

IMO, YMMV, etc.

Jim

--- In FT-200@yahoogroups. one
it
original,





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| 862|818|2007-11-16 21:54:15|Dennis Kippa|DFD Digital Display|
I came across a Tempo DFD display and I think it works with the FT 200. Does anyone have any
idea how it hooks up to the Tempo One/ FT 200.???

Dennis kw5g
| 863|729|2007-11-20 18:07:41|w8gds|Tempo One|
I have a Tempo One that I am tring to restore back to its original
condition. This rig was purchased for me at a fest and must have
belonged to an 11 meter person at one time as it has 11 meter xtals in
it instead of the original 10 meter xtals. I am disabled and on a fixed
income and tring to do this so I will have a HF rig when I get my
general ticket. So I what I am asking is if anyone may have any parts
for a Tempo One laying around and dont need them I sure could. Please
let me know what you may have and maybe we can get together. Thanx for
reading my post.

Gale
| 864|864|2007-11-20 18:29:31|Brad Knapp|Yaesu/Motorola joint venture info|
From Dennis, K7BV:

Friends,

By now, many of you may have heard that Vertex Standard Co., Ltd,
(Vertex
Standard USA's parent company) announced that they have agreed to
form a
collaborative joint venture with Motorola, Inc. I personally believe
the most
important words in this sentence are "collaborative joint venture“
a business
relationship that indicates a far different outcome intent than the
demise of
one of the venture partners.

Since Yaesu is the Amateur Radio Division of Vertex Standard, I am
sure you are
just as curious as me, a Yaesu employee with a job at stake, to know
what this
business transaction will mean to all of us in the hobby.
Predictably, I see
that the news about the pending new Motorola relationship with Vertex
Standard,
hence Yaesu, is giving life to all sorts of misinformation
and "doomsday".
Internet postings by the usual cast of characters who always seem to
know so
much more about things than the rest of us mere mortals. After
studying public
announcements and considering the internal information that is made
available to
me in my role as the leadership individual for North American sales
at Yaesu, I
would like to offer the following FACTS about this exciting
development.
Motorola, Inc. (NYSE: MOT) will launch a tender offer to acquire a
controlling
interest in Vertex Standard Co., Ltd. (JASDAQ: 6821). Upon successful
completion
of the tender offer and subsequent restructuring process, Motorola
will own 80%
of Vertex Standard and Toko Giken, a privately held Japanese company,
controlled
by Jun Hasegawa, current president and CEO of Vertex Standard, will
retain 20%,
forming a joint venture. On 5 November 2007, the Board of Directors
of Vertex
Standard expressed their support of the tender offer. Yaesu, of
course, as one
of the Vertex Standard operations, will be included in this exciting
development.

I want our Yaesu customers and concerned others to know the following
about the
proposed merger:

Vertex Standard (meaning Yaesu to us in the Amateur Radio hobby) will
remain a
separate, global organization with distinct resources governed by the
Board of
Directors comprised of four Motorola representatives and one Toko
Giken
representative. Toko Giken is a privately held Japanese company,
controlled by
the founder’s family. It currently holds 29.2% shares of
Vertex Standard.

Mr. Jun Hasegawa (my boss), son of Sato Hasegawa JA1MP, the founder
of Yaesu
will continue to take part in the management of Vertex Standard in
his capacity
as the Representative Director, President and CEO of Vertex Standard
after the
Tender Offer. The day-to-day management of the joint venture will be
the
responsibility of Mr. Hasegawa and his senior leadership team, who
are also
expected to continue. Count me as one of those who will continue with
Yaesu.
Our business will continue to be operated as is, and we will continue
to
actively develop new products and operate the business as a leading
manufacturer
of amateur radio, marine, land mobile, and airband radios.

The Vertex Standard brand of equipment (Standard brand in Japan) will
continue
to exist. The current Vertex Standard brand strategies are highly
respected by
Motorola and will be continued. Since Motorola appreciates our Yaesu
brand
strategy, there will be no change to it.
There will NOT be a Motorola brand of Amateur Radio equipment
replacing or
competing with Yaesu.

Yaesu customers can expect to see positive benefit from the fact that:
Vertex Standard has an experienced engineering team that, combined
with
Motorola's extensive engineering talent, will develop new innovative
products.
Personally, I cannot wait to see what this joint engineering effort
will bring
to Amateur Radio!

Cost synergies will be realized through the use of Motorola's buying
power to
reduce the joint venture's costs for raw materials. Hams are known to
enjoy
seeking out the best buy for their hard earned money - expect to see
Yaesu
products remain highly competitive and providing excellent value for
your
investment.

Because Mr. Hasegawa will continue to manage the day-to-day
operations of Vertex
Standard, we do not expect to see changes in the existing Yaesu
dealership,
pricing and rebate philosophies as a result of the joint venture.

These are historic exciting times for Yaesu, our customers, and
Amateur Radio.
The future is bright and the potential for incredible technological
advancements
for Amateur Radio are immense. We are glad you will be there with us
as the
positive affects of the Vertex Standard / Motorola joint venture
unfolds.

73,
Dennis Motschenbacher K7BV
k7bv@vxstdusa. com
| 865|729|2007-11-20 18:51:58|Techniker der überholten Systeme : arbei|Re: Tempo One|
Your most effective approach will be to involve us (this group) in your
progress and publish your test results.

That is likely to elicit the most offers of spare parts & advice.


IMO, YMMV

Jim KB6OKH

| 866|866|2007-11-21 00:09:00|dominic_rivron|ft200 problem|
Hi

I've just switched on my ft200 to warm up. It started makinging a poop
poop poop sort of noise which accelerated into a continuous whine as
it warmed up. (ok, soot exactly the most technical of
descriptions!)This then faded, leaving only a sporadic rig-generated
crackle - so no audio.
I put it into "tune" mode and found it could still put out a signal.
So - the case is coming off again! It's troubleshooting time.
I thought I'd begin by asking the group if anyone could suggest a
likely place to start: any suggestions much appreciated.

Thanks
73
Dominic
m0kxd
| 867|867|2007-11-21 00:12:40|dominic_rivron|ft200 problem -continued|
Hi

Regarding the audio problem -I should have added that no change to the
band, the sideband or the function (ssb, cw, etc) made any difference.

73
Dominic
| 868|729|2007-11-21 06:19:29|John A|Re: Tempo One|
On Nov 20, 2007, at 10:01 AM, w8gds wrote:

Try Ken's Electronics for the crystals. I also have a Tempo One with
an 11m crystal installed. I was able to get the needed 10m crystal
from Kens.
73's
John

"Real radios glow in the dark!"
| 869|729|2007-11-21 14:36:15|Brad Knapp|Re: Tempo One|
Gale,

I may be wrong, but I'm not so sure that this rig was ever a good
performer on 10 or 15 meters (it's great on 80/40/20!). I think the
money that you'll end up spending on 10 meter crystals might be better
directed at replacing C55 and C40, as well as securing some spare
tubes....especially the balanced modulator tube, if you don't have the
solid state plug-in board.

MHO, usual disclaimers.

Cheers,

Brad Knapp
N6KYS
(Hopefully an Extra after tonight's testing session)
| 870|729|2007-11-21 18:03:02|Techniker der überholten Systeme : arbei|Re: Extra (was Tempo One)|
N6KYS:

We are confirming your order for a transmitting tower upgrade. And
thank you for choosing our flag-ship model.

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Construction will begin Friday morning, while your neighbors are all
out christmas shopping.

Enjoy your new Antenna !


Jim

--- In FT-200@yahoogroups.com, "Brad Knapp" the
better
the
| 871|729|2007-11-21 18:06:39|Brad Knapp|Re: Extra (was Tempo One)|
Excellent! IÂ’ll take it!!





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Techniker der überholten Systeme : arbeitsloser
Sent: Wednesday, November 21, 2007 11:03 AM
To: FT-200@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [FT-200] Re: Extra (was Tempo One)



N6KYS:

We are confirming your order for a transmitting tower upgrade. And
thank you for choosing our flag-ship model.

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Construction will begin Friday morning, while your neighbors are all
out christmas shopping.

Enjoy your new Antenna !

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the
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| 872|818|2007-11-22 23:38:05|Dennis Kippa|DFD Digital Display|
I am looking for info for the Tempo DFD nixey tube digital display.
Not sure how it connects to the Tempo One.

Dennis kw5g
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| 875|875|2007-12-02 01:37:41|dpo777|new tempo one|
all the bands are ok but 40 mtrs.no receive or transmit.no preselector
peak.any help?
| 876|875|2007-12-02 01:50:42|harley5477@aol.com|Re: new tempo one|
In a message dated 12/1/2007 5:38:03 P.M. Central Standard Time,
w9nto@... writes:

all the bands are ok but 40 mtrs.no receive or transmit.no preselector
peak.any help?




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| 877|875|2007-12-03 03:14:56|Ken|Re: new tempo one|
dpo777 wrote:
Mine is a bit like that, not much preselector on 40.
ZL3OZ


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| 878|875|2007-12-03 03:21:53|Ken|Re: new tempo one|
harley5477@... wrote:
Just read it properly. Ignore my last email. I agree, check Xtal osc.
ZL3OZ


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| 879|879|2007-12-03 08:46:04|ki4nbo|tempo one with volume issues|
i have a tempo one that sometimes the volume will be fine and normal
and others it will be very quiet.i have run the af gain to max.other
times about a quarter up.any suggestion?
| 880|880|2007-12-06 05:01:46|kd4taw|Tempo one|
Can I put a freq. counter for a ft-101 on my Tempo One?
If I can does any one know how?
| 881|881|2007-12-06 05:22:14|ki4nbo|tempo one missing part|
i have a tempo one that is missing a capacitor
it is mentioned in the alignment procedure for the agc,it is called a
compensation capacitor--c165--it is located between pin 1 and 8 of v
102 on the bottom of the board.mine has been clipped out at some point
in the past.if someone can give me a description,part number or e mail
me a pic of it.
would be appreciated.
| 882|881|2007-12-06 05:41:15|ki4nbo|should have read a little-------------Re: tempo one missing part|
sorry guys i should have read a little first.found it.
too much solder





| 883|883|2007-12-09 09:23:40|ki4nbo|tempo neutralizing problem|
i have a tempo one that i just can't seem to get neutralized.it has
sylvania 6js6c tubes does that require the added cap on the neutralize
cap?
| 884|883|2007-12-09 09:46:55|Derek G8ECI|Re: tempo neutralizing problem|
Hi,

Just a thought, but have you tried the Harry G3LLL, much tried and tested method of Neutralization ? This is where you start off on 80M and work up band by band until you get to 10M ? You still carry out the same procedure, dipping and tweaking the neutralizing cap to get the dip slopes equal LF & HF on the plate tune cap, but these radio's tend to be alot more easy going on the lower bands than starting at 10M, I believe the whole procedure is in the files section of the main FT Member news group. In regard to the Tube Types, I dont know, but if one have one available, I would go ahead and change it out, as replacing a 100pF cap with a 10pF, series with the neutralizing trimmer, has to make things easier ? ok max Capacity of the two in series is less, but the trimmer should be less "quirky" to setup?

Hope you are able to sort it out.

73 Derek G8ECI.


----- Original Message ----
From: ki4nbo <ki4nbo@... To: FT-200@yahoogroups.com
Sent: Sunday, 9 December, 2007 10:23:38 AM
Subject: [FT-200] tempo neutralizing problem

i have a tempo one that i just can't seem to get neutralized. it has
sylvania 6js6c tubes does that require the added cap on the neutralize
cap?





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| 885|880|2007-12-15 04:38:10|boeingdriver757@sbcglobal.net|Re: Tempo one|
Did you ever find an answer, Dan?

Thanks,
Brad
AB9PZ

| 886|886|2007-12-15 05:46:19|ki4nbo|40 meter power output|
i've searched past posts with no luck.my tempo one has very low power
output on 40 meters only,about 2 watts at best.but on all other bands
it will tune up to about 125 out into a dummy load.done the alignment
twice to see if i missed anything,still the same thing.any suggestion
appreciated
| 887|880|2007-12-15 15:20:07|Danny Boyd|Re: Tempo one|
No I haven't heard from anyone
| 888|888|2007-12-16 20:32:09|ki4nbo|problem with a tempo one|
i am haveing problems with 20m.doesn't seem to be recieving much of
anything on 20 and only puts out about 2 watts.all other bands are
normal with about 125 watts out and great recieve.any suggestions?
| 889|888|2007-12-16 20:34:39|ki4nbo|Re: problem with a tempo one|
i am sorry made a misprint
it is on the 40m band not 20m.




| 890|888|2007-12-17 03:12:19|fgk9@aol.com|Re: problem with a tempo one|
I would check the 40 meter hetrodyne xtal. I think its 11.0 Mhz. Mine was bad and 40 was dead.


-----Original Message-----
From: ki4nbo <ki4nbo@... To: FT-200@yahoogroups.com
Sent: Sun, 16 Dec 2007 12:34 pm
Subject: [FT-200] Re: problem with a tempo one






i am sorry made a misprint
it is on the 40m band not 20m.

| 891|888|2007-12-17 03:39:44|ki4nbo|Re: problem with a tempo one|
checked all crystal freq with a counter and everything was on the
mark except for the 11 mhz.what the counter showed was not even
close.so i would suspect i have the same problem.did you replace
yours and it work again?




| 892|888|2007-12-17 07:01:34|Techniker der überholten Systeme : arbei|Re: problem with a tempo one|
compare cathode readings on bands that work with your readings from the
20 meter band.

| 893|888|2007-12-17 18:21:05|fgk9@aol.com|Re: problem with a tempo one|
Yes, that's all it took. I bought a new xtal from JAN crystals in Florida. It was about 22 bucks.? You might ask on this service to see if anyone has a parts radio with a good 11 MHz crystal. Good Luck...73's.

-----Original Message-----
From: ki4nbo <ki4nbo@... To: FT-200@yahoogroups.com
Sent: Sun, 16 Dec 2007 7:39 pm
Subject: [FT-200] Re: problem with a tempo one






checked all crystal freq with a counter and everything was on the
mark except for the 11 mhz.what the counter showed was not even
close.so i would suspect i have the same problem.did you replace
yours and it work again?

| 896|896|2007-12-24 22:14:26|CLM|Merry Christmas from the gang at Fox Tango International|
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| 897|896|2007-12-25 04:30:22|Brad Knapp|Re: Merry Christmas from the gang at Fox Tango International|
Right back at you...Merry Christmas, and thanks for another great year
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AB9PZ
| 898|898|2007-12-25 12:10:34|Kay Groß|Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays|
Hello to all,

I do wish everybody who does celebrate Christmas evening
Merry Christmas, and all others Happy Holidays.

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| 900|900|2007-12-28 01:58:48|ka9yls|Need repairs on Tempo One|
I am looking for someone in my area, Barron, Wisconsin, that's a
qualified repairman to repair my Tempo One, so that I can get back on
the air. Thanks. ka9yls
| 901|900|2007-12-29 06:22:11|Gerry Sirovatka|Re: Need repairs on Tempo One|
Jim, during QSO heavy gray smoke came pouring out of the top of the radio in the vicinity of transformer T1 of the instruction manual and the fuse in the power supply blew out. It filled the shack and the XYL's kitchen with a terrible smell. Sort of like bakolite. Without any test equipment of any kind I need an expert. Hope this bit of info is helpful. ka9yls

Techniker der überholten Systeme : arbeitsloser <yahoo@... I'm in the Minneapolis Metro, what seems to be the trouble?

Jim

| 902|900|2007-12-29 08:31:01|Techniker der überholten Systeme : arbei|Re: Need repairs on Tempo One|
Sounds serious ....

Do you operate tube gear out of nostalgia? or, do budgetary matters
necessitate your equipment choice?

My meaning here is .... it may be more cost-effective to swap for a
newer rig.

disclaimers --
Jim

| 903|900|2007-12-29 12:20:17|pruittmims@aol.com|Re: Need repairs on Tempo One|
Hi,
theres the Band Switch.kind of lengthy, oftern componets can come in contact,
causing a short... In my case it wasn't the short location but a RF Coil.....



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| 904|900|2007-12-29 20:07:02|Techniker der überholten Systeme : arbei|Re: Need repairs on Tempo One|
uh huh...

No insult intended. I just needed to know if you are dedicated
enough to THIS RADIO to make the effort worth both our time.

As for the disclaimers ....

IMO = In My Opinion
YMMV = Your Mileage May Vary
FWIW = For What It's Worth

As for Mr. Bell's creation ...... We in the civilized world stopped
using Mr. Bell's telephone before you or I were born.
I say this with certainty, and a little humility, because I was
fortunate enough to be involved with the projects to remove and
replace the 1940's era National Telephone network with computerized &
fiberoptic equipment in the 1980's & 1990's.

Enjoy your low "Long Distance" calling rates ..... They wouldn't be
possible without computerized control equipment.

Jim
-----Original Message-----
From: Gerry Sirovatka
Sent: Saturday, December 29, 2007 8:19 AM
Subject: Re: [FT-200] Re: Need repairs on Tempo One


Jim, I've been a ham for over 20 years now and the Tempo One is only
the second rig I've ever owned. The first was the Hallicrafters SR
150 which was also a tube rig and served me very well for a tad over
fourteen years. If I could have found someone to repair it I still
would be on the air with that rig. Call it nostalgia or what ever
you may, but I cut my teeth on a tube rig and theres no way in
creation that I'll ever change!!!!! I sure hope that answered your
question. I have to ask what are the disclaimers-- FWIW ????? Jim, I HATE COMPUTERS!!!!! Mr. Bell created the telephone
way back when and I utilize it extensively. I would be more than
happy to give you a call if I had your number or you can call me I'm
in the directory seeing as how you have my full name. We are just a
short 100 miles + apart so it won't break the bank to call one
another. Hope to hear from you soon. ka9yls


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| 905|900|2007-12-30 02:47:44|Brad Knapp|Re: Need repairs on Tempo One|
Gerald,

Good luck with all of that, sounds pretty severe. Anyway, Jim's
point has a lot of merit on another level.....replacement vs. fixing.

It seems like Tempo Ones on eBay are hit or miss in condition these
days, but you still can find one for little $$.

I couldn't agree with you more about the joys in working on, and
hopefully fixing, tube gear. Their receivers sound great and have
some decent sensitivity numbers, considering their age. But here's
the rub....especially with the sweep tube rigs, you're working with
some very high operating voltages, and these things are just going
to break in time. The extremes in voltages, heat, etc, will
deteriorate anything....materials just can't take it forever.

So here's the point of my drivel.....enjoy whatever aspect of the
hobby you like....if it's tubes...GREAT! But also include some
modernization, perhaps....e.g. a fully equipped Icom 718 with DSP
runs a little over $500. That is an awesome thing to comprehend,
when you consider what rigs costed in real dollars, as well as
inflation-adjusted dollars, from the days of brand new Tempo Ones,
Heathkit HW-101s, FT-101Es, etc. FWIW, I do both....Tempo One
(which is my '57 Chevy in the shack), and an IC-7800.

OK, enough of my opinion (MHO...my humble opinion), but do look at
what's up for auction, especially if you had a severe meltdown on
your Tempo One. Sorry it happened to you.

Best,

Brad Knapp
AB9PZ





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| 906|900|2007-12-30 11:10:53|Ken|Re: Need repairs on Tempo One|
Man some of you guys run aeay in the mouth.

Everyone has said Woow this will be hard and expensive.
Its probably not, and may be quite sensitive and might not need an expert.

Start in the power supply. Disconnect each output wire at the output
socket (label them first).
Put a lighter value fuse in (say 3A try).

Does it still blow. If so fault in power supply

If it doesnt blow then put them back on one at a time till the fuse does
blow. Then the fault is down that wire someplace. Start following it
through the rig and disconnecting at various places doing the blow fuse
test. Might use a few fuses but should lead you to the cookrd component.

Dont do the fiddling while its live and beware of charged up capacitors.

If the transformer is all smoking and bubling wax with no load on it ,
only then is it perhaps not worth fixing.


Remember, smoke and nasty smells means you can see where the problem is.

Not so easy with a fault in your DSP in the IC718 eh boys.

Ken
ZL3OZ
| 907|900|2007-12-30 13:22:43|revex540|Re: Need repairs on Tempo One|
The Tempo One/FT200 has a seperate power supply.
Disconnect it from the radio.
Check the diodes in rectifier first.
Put a light globe in series with the active mains input (or in each leg
if it's 117V )
You will have to short out the switch connection.
If it is drawing excess current (very bright globes) remove the input to
the filter caps,
they may have internally shorted.
Check each section ie HT, Bias.
Check Heater supply for correct voltage.
Check the diode for the PTT relay.

If the smoke has escaped to the degree described it may well be too
late.

73's
Bob VK7KRW

| 908|900|2007-12-30 14:07:22|Techniker der überholten Systeme : arbei|Re: Need repairs on Tempo One|
I'll take that one.... I've always had "impulse control" issues

;
Jim

| 909|909|2007-12-31 01:27:00|Kevin Kent|Thank You for letting me join|
HI
My name is Kevin Kent and I live in Onalaska,Wa. I passed my novice test in
1985 and enjoyed being a ham very much. In 1990 my ex-wife left me to raise
5 lovely children. I have now completed this as they are now grown. I let my
license lapse in 2000 so I'm getting ready to test again soon.

My question is can someone explain to me how to set up my FT 200 for CW
operation. I have the manual but I am not understanding exactly how to do it
I have a Heathkit 1410 keyer and also a straight key. I am not
understanding the adjustments for the vox controls, and will the 1410 keyer
work with the FT 200?

Thank you so much for your help.

--- Kevin Kent
Old Calls: KB7LSW; KB6IND

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| 910|909|2007-12-31 02:09:47|Brad Knapp|Re: Thank You for letting me join|
Welcome back, Kent. I'm in Hong Kong, so I don't have a manual in front of me.....but make sure to pay attention to the NOR/REV switch when using CW on certain bands. The text talks briefly about that point, if I remember right. Personally, I'm not much of a CW op, so I'll bow out (before I get yelled at from New Zealand) and let some other guys help.

Again, welcome back!

Brad
AB9PZ



Kevin Kent <magicbus@... HI
My name is Kevin Kent and I live in Onalaska,Wa. I passed my novice test in
1985 and enjoyed being a ham very much. In 1990 my ex-wife left me to raise
5 lovely children. I have now completed this as they are now grown. I let my
license lapse in 2000 so I'm getting ready to test again soon.

My question is can someone explain to me how to set up my FT 200 for CW
operation. I have the manual but I am not understanding exactly how to do it
I have a Heathkit 1410 keyer and also a straight key. I am not
understanding the adjustments for the vox controls, and will the 1410 keyer
work with the FT 200?

Thank you so much for your help.

--- Kevin Kent
Old Calls: KB7LSW; KB6IND

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| 913|900|2008-01-01 14:30:51|Techniker der überholten Systeme : arbei|Re: Need repairs on Tempo One|
You might be right... might be an easy fix.

However, last time I was involved in a repair that started
with "during QSO heavy gray smoke came pouring out of the top of the
radio" -and ended with- "a terrible smell. Sort of like bakolite."

The circuit boards had turned to ash.

In that case, it was corrosion in a tube socket that did more than
simply melting away it's solder..... (variable loads, like "during
QSO" sometimes result in arcing)

Jim

| 914|914|2008-01-04 10:56:43|heavyhauler4104|Help with CW mode|
Hi all

The radio works on SSB but I cant get it to key with a key or my
heathkit 1410 keyer. I guess I dont understand the VOX adjustments.
The VOX gain, anti-trip, delay, relay sens and carrier?
I hope someone can help me understand.

Thank You
Kevin
| 915|915|2008-01-04 10:59:59|tonymagon|Help - Instructions for replacing fixed neutralizing cap for FT200|
A year or so ago I received two NOS tubes from Carol for my FT200
(Tempo One) along with the replacement fixed neutralizing capacitor.

Can anyone help me with the instructions on how and where to put the
replacement fixed neutralizing capacitor for these tubes.

I cannot find any instructions.

73

Tony VK2IC
| 916|915|2008-01-04 12:52:04|N9WB|Re: Help - Instructions for replacing fixed neutralizing cap for FT2|
I hope you have a manual and a diagram.

On the main diagram locate the final tubes, V6 and V7. C-41 is a 50 pF
capacitor in series with TC-3 the adjustable neutralization capacitor.
Replace C-41 the 50 pF cap with the cap Carol sent you.

The tubes Carol sent to you have less internal interelectrode capacitance
than the original ones. Therefore they need less anti capacitance to
neutralize the interelectrode capacitance. This change places this network
in the proper range to neutralize the new tubes.

If you need more help, please ask.

Vy 73, Walt N9WB

| 917|915|2008-01-04 16:25:29|tonymagon|Re: Help - Instructions for replacing fixed neutralizing cap for FT2|
Thanks Walt for the quick reply.

I have the manual and the diagram


Regards

Tony VK2IC

| 918|918|2008-01-07 16:01:15|Brad Knapp|Lead solder|
This is one that I'll preface with "don't flame on me," as it's
surely a topic that inspires political passions, etc.....my purpose
is only to talk about lead solder and that's it.

Anyway, I'm reading that the current movement in solder is to go
lead-free, since so much of modern electronics gets thrown away and
ends up in landfills. A very quick and totally unscientific survey
of a couple of electronics suppliers here in Indianapolis showed
their stocks of lead solder to be noticeably dwindling, and only lead-
free solder was being restocked.

For our purposes....tubes, big temperature swings during operation,
etc.... maybe a good idea to get some lead solder for repairs,
perhaps?

Cheers, and Happy New Year to my Tempo One brethren!

Brad
AB9PZ
| 919|918|2008-01-07 20:24:45|Techniker der überholten Systeme : arbei|Re: Lead solder|
ROHS ... Reign Of Hard Solder... Sn/Cu=Yuck...

I like the 50/50 (Pb/Sn) stuff for vintage restoration work.

Jim

| 920|918|2008-01-09 10:51:14|Ken|Re: Lead solder|
Ive been working with this stuff (lead free) for a year or so and it is
real horrible, especially to rework.
Ken

Brad Knapp wrote:
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| 921|918|2008-01-09 14:57:27|Brad Knapp|Re: Lead solder|
Thanks Ken!



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From: FT-200@yahoogroups.com [mailto:FT-200@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of
Ken
Sent: Wednesday, January 09, 2008 3:51 AM
To: FT-200@yahoogroups.com
Subject: Re: [FT-200] Lead solder



Ive been working with this stuff (lead free) for a year or so and it is
real horrible, especially to rework.
Ken

Brad Knapp wrote:
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| 922|914|2008-01-17 16:50:06|heavyhauler4104|Re: Help with CW mode|
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Im still working on the keying problem I dont have any power
coming out of the jack for the key. Any help would be appreciated.

Thank You
Kevin
| 923|914|2008-01-17 17:24:41|fgk9@aol.com|Re: Help with CW mode|
Does the relay not energize? Have you checked the tone oscillator circuit?? It's on the voltage regulator board under the chassis. If the tone oscillator isn't working you won't have any CW. (sometimes the oscillator tone pot needs to be tweaked to get the oscillator to run in these old rigs.)
..73's Fred

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Sent: Thu, 17 Jan 2008 8:50 am
Subject: [FT-200] Re: Help with CW mode






| 924|924|2008-01-20 15:54:29|wb2pag|Problem w/40 & 20 ssb|
Hi All,
Sometimes only on 40 and 20 the Sideband goes out and it sounds like
its on AM, only those bands.I changed out the V106 carrier Osc 12AU7
with 3 other good tubes,cleaned the nor/rev switch,band
switch,resoldered the V106 socket and cleaned and even swapped all the
relays.The funny thing about this is all I have to do to correct the
problem is quickly pull V106 and plug it back in the socket and its ok
again. I know it sounds like a temperature problem with the tube, but
it does the same thing and is corrected w/ the other 12AU7's. Any ideas?
John
WB2PAG
| 925|924|2008-01-20 20:05:07|Leslie Bart Hock|Re: Problem w/40 & 20 ssb|
John,
Have you considered the possibility that it is not the tube but is the
socket? A flawed socket can make it look like the tube no matter how many
tubes you try.
Les
WB5JWI

-----Original Message-----
From: FT-200@yahoogroups.com [mailto:FT-200@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of
wb2pag
Sent: Sunday, January 20, 2008 7:38 AM
To: FT-200@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [FT-200] Problem w/40 & 20 ssb



Hi All,
Sometimes only on 40 and 20 the Sideband goes out and it sounds like
its on AM, only those bands.I changed out the V106 carrier Osc 12AU7
with 3 other good tubes,cleaned the nor/rev switch,band
switch,resoldered the V106 socket and cleaned and even swapped all the
relays.The funny thing about this is all I have to do to correct the
problem is quickly pull V106 and plug it back in the socket and its ok
again. I know it sounds like a temperature problem with the tube, but
it does the same thing and is corrected w/ the other 12AU7's. Any ideas?
John
WB2PAG







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| 926|924|2008-01-20 20:50:16|Wim Penders|Re: Problem w/40 & 20 ssb|
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Behalf Of
Can also be a bad starting sideband crystal, I have seen it before.

73, Wim PA0PGA
| 927|927|2008-01-21 03:24:06|Dennis Kippa|Digital Display for Tempo One|
Well I finally found enough time to figure out how the DFD Display
connects to the Tempo One. Pin 2 and 3 on the remote VFO plug does the
job. For those who are interested I have posted a photo.

73

Dennis kw5g
| 928|928|2008-01-21 17:41:06|Wim Penders|FT-200 pics|
I have uploaded some pictures of my FT-200 that I have restored to the
FT-200 directory in the photo section.
It is one of the earliest versions, imported direct from Japan in 1969.
You see, what a little elbow grease can do.
Keep them glowing
Greetings to all.

73, Wim PA0PGA
| 929|929|2008-01-22 00:02:04|Wim Penders|FT-200 heater switch for the finals|
Hello there,

I obtained recently a FT-200 (again), and found that there was no
switching of the heater supply to the finals.
Because they are running very hot, and I use the FT-200 mainly as a
standby receiver, I liked to fix this, without major circuit
modifications. I had it done to my first FT-250 too.
I mounted a miniature switch that can switch 5A AC in the accessory
socket, and cut the shorting wire between 1 and 2. Then I soldered two
wires to the switch.
You can see the result on the photo page, FT-200, picture 8.

A easy modification that will save uneccesary tube wear.
After almost 40 years I have still the original Toshiba 6SJ7A's.. and
they will last another 40 maybe...

Hope you get the idea.

73, Wim PA0PGA
| 930|929|2008-01-22 21:13:03|Brad Knapp|Re: FT-200 heater switch for the finals|
Wim,

Nice radio....very clean! But...REPLACE YOUR C40 and C55!

Hate to see such a fine rig melt down.

Cheers,

Brad
AB9PZ


| 931|931|2008-01-23 23:57:45|zl1ckk|RELAY RL101 Help|
I had the relay coil go open circuit on my FT200 I am trying to
restore. User Manual reference AE3254 DC100V, is there an equivalent
or a relay coil that is interchangeable. Cannot find anything on the
net, would welcome any help
73 Charl ZL1CKK
| 932|931|2008-01-24 00:06:54|CLM|Re: RELAY RL101 Help|
Hi Charl,
I've got an AE3254 right here in front of me. To the best of my
knowledge the AE3244 is the same identical thing, And I belive those
are all the sasme thing as an OMRO MH-4P and also a Matsushita
AE314444.

Are you sure that is a 100v relay, that doesn't sound right. I
thohght those were all 12v relays?

Regards
Carol W4CLM




| 933|931|2008-01-24 22:11:00|Wim Penders|Re: RELAY RL101 Help|
Hi Charles and Carol,

Yaesu used the AE-3254 relay with 100Vdc coil, for both relays in the
FT-200. I have them too.
In the Tempo-One they used in the first years also the AE3254, but the
later versions used the AE-3244, that is almost the same relay with a
12V coil. To the best of my knowledge, most european and
Australian/New-Zealand deliveries were made with the 100V relay.

Hope this helps,

73, Wim Pa0PGA



| 934|934|2008-01-25 17:06:17|Brad Knapp|Anyone use National RF Digital Display?|
Just perusing the latest issue of QST and came across a small ad for the NFD-1 Digital
Display for Vintage Gear, manufactured by National RF, Inc. www.nationalrf.com Anyway,
just wondering if anyone has used this for their rig, or another vintage rig?

Thanks,

Brad Knapp
AB9PZ
| 935|934|2008-01-25 21:27:59|Techniker der überholten Systeme : arbei|Re: Anyone use National RF Digital Display?|
Now that's a bitchin' bit of floatation for a shack full of boat-
anchors !!

I like the multiple input connectors & front panel selector KNOB...
very "hammisch".

Wonder if they offer a nixie-tube option ?

Jim

| 936|936|2008-01-30 20:50:14|Ron|Nice Manual Surprise|
Back in 1998 I sold my Tempo One (big mistake). A couple of years ago I
bought another, but this one needs some help. I've been fighting the
online schematic copies and have to really get down to read what they
say. Well, this past weekend I was in my attic packing (we are moving
to the country in a few months) and I found my old original Temp One
manual, complete with schematics... Yeahhhh! Once I get settled into
the new house I will take it to a printer and get it copied just as it
is on long paper. I'll let you all know when I get it done and make it
available... Ron/W5RCP
| 937|936|2008-01-30 21:23:07|Techniker der überholten Systeme : arbei|Re: Nice Manual Surprise|
Moving is a chaotic time, things get lost.

If you mail the manual to me, I'll get it scanned & uploaded, then -
mail it to your new address.

Jim - kb6okh


| 938|936|2008-01-30 23:14:01|Ron|Re: Nice Manual Surprise|
Jim... There are lots of scanned manuals around the net. I'm going to
take it to a printer and get it copied and printed in the same format
and size that it is now. The schematic unfolds into one wide sheet
instead of the way it is on the net where you have to keep flipping
pages. Thanks for the offer though... Ron

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| 941|941|2008-02-03 09:25:05|Brad Knapp|Somebody post something!|
Too quiet here....those Tempos must be humming right along! Anybody
have some rig or station pictures to post?

Cheers,

Brad
AB9PZ
| 942|941|2008-02-03 10:10:19|Techniker der überholten Systeme : arbei|Re: Somebody post something!|
Check out the "OFF TOPIC" folder in the photos section of the website !

Jim

| 943|943|2008-02-06 06:12:05|ki4nbo|hello again.another prob|
got another tempo one and when tuning i get full output as normal.
but when i switch to ssb or am and even cw key it up and i still get
full carrier with no mic hooked up.flip the operate switch and it goes
to full power out.checked with a monitor reciever and clean signal no
squeal tone or anything.hooked up a mic and tryed,full power again with
modulation like it is transmitting on fm but it doesn't do fm right.all
recieve functions are normal as in recieves what mode it is set to.any
suggestions

thanks
kevin ki4nbo
| 944|943|2008-02-06 10:05:46|Brad Knapp|Re: hello again.another prob|
Kevin, I'm not clear on what you're describing, when you say it's
behaving like FM. You're always getting a carrier no matter what you
select, even on SSB? Something sounds shorted and stuck in AM.

Brad


| 945|945|2008-02-06 18:37:10|wb2pag|Need a X102 8998.5 Crystal|
Does anyone have a spare 8998.5 khz crystal? Its the one on the output
pin 1 of V106.Seems mine is lazy. Is the a fix for this other than a
new crystal.
Thanks
John WB2PAG
| 946|943|2008-02-06 19:28:46|Techniker der überholten Systeme : arbei|Re: hello again.another prob|
Carrier leakage from the Balanced Modulator ?

do you have a tube, or, the transistorized BM unit ?

Jim

| 947|943|2008-02-07 00:31:34|kevin white|Re: hello again.another prob|
it still has the tube installed


Techniker der überholten Systeme : arbeitsloser <yahoo@... Carrier leakage from the Balanced Modulator ?

do you have a tube, or, the transistorized BM unit ?

Jim

| 948|943|2008-02-07 00:37:40|kevin white|Re: hello again.another prob|
ok
let me try again.when i tune up in the tune position and get full power it uses a tone to tune with right?now when i switch to ssb,cw or am when i key up i still get full 100 watts out without using modulation just like when using the tone.checked with another reciever and it is a clean carrier not sounds of any kind.speak into the mic and it gives audio with the carrier but no swingbasically with or without a mic i can key the rig up and it goes straight to full output, 100 watts.
hope that explains a little better

kevin

Brad Knapp <boeingdriver757@... Kevin, I'm not clear on what you're describing, when you say it's
behaving like FM. You're always getting a carrier no matter what you
select, even on SSB? Something sounds shorted and stuck in AM.

Brad

| 949|943|2008-02-07 02:35:32|Techniker der überholten Systeme : arbei|Re: hello again.another prob|
Have you adjusted the carrier NULL on the balanced modulator?

Jim

| 950|943|2008-02-07 02:43:22|Ken|Re: hello again.another prob|
Carrier balanc preset either incorrectly adjusted or broken
ZL3OZ

kevin white wrote:
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| 951|924|2008-02-17 20:34:46|wb2pag|Re: Problem w/40 & 20 ssb|
--- In FT-200@yahoogroups.com, "wb2pag" ok
ideas?
2/17/08...Ordered a 8998.5 crystal from Imrad and installed solving the
sideband problem on 40 and 20 meters..Tnx to all for the help.
John
| 952|924|2008-02-18 03:59:28|Brad Knapp|Re: Problem w/40 & 20 ssb|
Hey John,

Is there any way to post a picture, along with a brief description of your repair n the
Photos Section?

That will go a long way to archive what you've done and possibly help someone in the
future....not to mention having a cool pic added for everyone to look at!

Thanks, and congrats on the fix!

Cheers,

Brad
AB9PZ



| 953|953|2008-02-18 04:11:21|Brad Knapp|Carol at Dayton this year?|
OK Carol,

Time to put the pressure on! When are we going to see that GREAT collection of Yaesus of
yours at Dayton again? Refresh my memory, when was that....2005? Anyway, that was what
made me get the Tempo One bug once again, and I'm glad I did.

So, how about it? Bring 'em back.....that was a real hit!

Best,

Brad
AB9PZ
| 954|22|2008-03-01 10:19:54|FT-200@yahoogroups.com|File - Digest version or NO MAIL |
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| 956|22|2008-03-01 19:11:11|Mike Fisher|Re: File - Digest version or NO MAIL|
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| 957|957|2008-03-04 04:56:54|dehack2003|FT-200 VFO|
Hi
The VFO in my Tempo 1 (FT-200) stopped working. The 9V regulated
voltage is OK and the pre-mixer and mixer tubes check out good by
substitution.
Any experience out there that might point me in the right direction?
Thanks
Mike
| 958|957|2008-03-04 23:37:16|Wim Penders|Re: FT-200 VFO|
--- In FT-200@yahoogroups.com, "dehack2003" Can be anything, a blown transistor, shorted condenser and what have
you. One easy to repair one is a oxidized earth contact on the rotor
of the tuning condenser. Sought a day to find that one.
After 40 years of service, the most faults in the FT-200/250 boil down
to bad contacts and oxidation, so try that first, before you do
something radical.

Have a look and report back, we try to help you.

73, Wim Penders PA0PGA
| 959|957|2008-03-05 05:50:52|kc7hkp@arrl.net|Re: FT-200 VFO|
I just started up my Tempo One after a long sleep.
used a Variac of course.
But i am off frequency by 148kc
also at fist my volume control was real scratchy , thinking it just needs a good cleaning but now it puts out a very large Howl all along the why from low to high as i turn up them volume or down. Same Loudness.
1. What cause such a large frequency difference ?
2. What would make it Howl, real high pitch !

Thanks Very Much For Any Help.
George

--
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14801 NE 20th Circle
Vancouver, Wa. USA ,98684
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| 960|957|2008-03-05 13:59:47|Ron Pearson|Re: FT-200 VFO|
George... I have the same problem with my Tempo One. I'm not sure exactly where the noise is coming from, but based on the age of the rig I am going to start by replacing the electrolytic caps in the power supply. I wasn't able to isolate the problem anywhere else and re-capping the P.S. certainly won't hurt anything.
There are some great pictures and descriptions on re-capping the supply in the photo section... Good Luck with yours


Ron/W5RCP



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----- Original Message ----
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Sent: Tuesday, March 4, 2008 8:58:57 PM
Subject: Re: [FT-200] FT-200 VFO

I just started up my Tempo One after a long sleep.
used a Variac of course.
But i am off frequency by 148kc
also at fist my volume control was real scratchy , thinking it just needs a good cleaning but now it puts out a very large Howl all along the why from low to high as i turn up them volume or down. Same Loudness.
1. What cause such a large frequency difference ?
2. What would make it Howl, real high pitch !

Thanks Very Much For Any Help.
George

--
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George Yazzolino
14801 NE 20th Circle
Vancouver, Wa. USA ,98684
Grid CN-85
kc7hkp@arrl. net

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| 961|957|2008-03-06 01:12:53|dom.rivron|Re: FT-200 VFO|
Hi

I've haven't the time to give this a lot of thought so I might be wide of the mark. Last time i had problems close to the VFO I traced it to R79. See message 175 on this list.

73
Dominic
m0kxd
| 962|957|2008-03-06 04:55:43|Brad Knapp|Re: FT-200 VFO|
Hey Dominic,



One of the things I've (I'm just a guy, not one of the newsgroup moderators)
been trying to do is to get folks like you, who have figured a solution to a
problem with the radio, to post pictures in the Photos section and/or a
narrative in some kind of text document in the Files section. I think that
if we as a group do this, when these things come up, that it will develop
into a great resource for everyone for the future. So...any chance of a
description of the problem, and how you fixed it...uploaded into one of the
sections on the newsgroup here?



Thanks, Dominic. Great news that you figured out your rig's problem!



Best 73,



Brad

AB9PZ







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From: FT-200@yahoogroups.com [mailto:FT-200@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of
dom.rivron
Sent: Wednesday, March 05, 2008 6:16 PM
To: FT-200@yahoogroups.com
Subject: Re: [FT-200] FT-200 VFO



Hi

I've haven't the time to give this a lot of thought so I might be wide of
the mark. Last time i had problems close to the VFO I traced it to R79. See
message 175 on this list.

73
Dominic
m0kxd
| 963|963|2008-03-06 04:58:42|B J|SHURE-44D MIKE|
Have a Shure-44d mike that I would like to use on a Tempo One FT-200
radio. I know I need a 1/4" stereo jack plug but not sure on the wiring
of it or if I use two or three wire connection. Any suggestions would
be very much apprciated since it is wired for a four-pin plug.
Thanks
bj
| 964|963|2008-03-06 05:26:33|Brad Knapp|Re: SHURE-44D MIKE|
Just unscrewed the ¼” stereo plug on my Shure 450 Series II desk mic (I’m
hoping this will help).



If I remember right, youÂ’ll PTT key (red) the rig with the tip, mic audio
(green) on the band, and of course mic ground (black) and shield both
soldered to the connector body/ground.



BTW, a great place to get a good quality, METAL stereo ¼” plug is from one
of those big guitar stores in your townÂ….e.g. Sam Ash or The Guitar Center.
Radio Shack is pretty pitiful and expensive.



Cheers,

Brad

AB9PZ





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From: FT-200@yahoogroups.com [mailto:FT-200@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of B
J
Sent: Wednesday, March 05, 2008 9:14 PM
To: FT-200@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [FT-200] SHURE-44D MIKE



Have a Shure-44d mike that I would like to use on a Tempo One FT-200
radio. I know I need a 1/4" stereo jack plug but not sure on the wiring
of it or if I use two or three wire connection. Any suggestions would
be very much apprciated since it is wired for a four-pin plug.
Thanks
bj





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| 965|963|2008-03-06 05:42:21|Brad Knapp|Re: SHURE-44D MIKE|
Oops, forgot a wire....the white one. That one goes to the ground as
well.

So...

Red...tip

Green...band behind the tip (I think Shure calls this the "sleeve"
connection)

White, Black, and shield all soldered to the ground.


BTW, I posted the info sheet on the Shure 450 Series II in the Files
section a while back. Check the schematic and see if it matches
yours, and you'll be in business.

73,

Brad
AB9PZ





--- In FT-200@yahoogroups.com, "Brad Knapp" mic (I'm
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| 966|963|2008-03-06 13:33:49|B J|Re: SHURE-44D MIKE|
Brad

Thanks for the reply but unfortunatly that was where I was going to
get the plug from. Might have to check around. Do have friend that
used to play in a band so he might have a spare plug.

Thanks again

bj W0BJH

--- In FT-200@yahoogroups.com, "Brad Knapp" mic (I'm
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Behalf Of B
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| 967|963|2008-03-06 19:34:28|Perry Wotham|Re: SHURE-44D MIKE|
Hello Brad
I have a similar question. I have a Shure 444.. it only has three wires, Black. White and Shield.. Do you know the wiring sequence?
73
Perry

Brad Knapp <boeingdriver757@... well.

So...

Red...tip

Green...band behind the tip (I think Shure calls this the "sleeve"
connection)

White, Black, and shield all soldered to the ground.


BTW, I posted the info sheet on the Shure 450 Series II in the Files
section a while back. Check the schematic and see if it matches
yours, and you'll be in business.

73,

Brad
AB9PZ





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wrote:
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http://tinyurl.com/c5a43

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| 968|963|2008-03-06 21:33:55|Brad Knapp|Re: SHURE-44D MIKE|
Not exactly, but found the literature off of BAMA and uploaded it to the
Files Section.



Brad







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From: FT-200@yahoogroups.com [mailto:FT-200@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of
Perry Wotham
Sent: Thursday, March 06, 2008 12:25 PM
To: FT-200@yahoogroups.com
Subject: Re: [FT-200] Re: SHURE-44D MIKE



Hello Brad
I have a similar question. I have a Shure 444.. it only has three wires,
Black. White and Shield.. Do you know the wiring sequence?
73
Perry

Brad Knapp well.

So...

Red...tip

Green...band behind the tip (I think Shure calls this the "sleeve"
connection)

White, Black, and shield all soldered to the ground.

BTW, I posted the info sheet on the Shure 450 Series II in the Files
section a while back. Check the schematic and see if it matches
yours, and you'll be in business.

73,

Brad
AB9PZ

--- In FT-200@yahoogroups. wrote:
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audio
both
from one
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http://tinyurl. Visit Fox Tango Intl.
http://www.foxtango
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| 969|963|2008-03-06 21:50:07|Brad Knapp|Re: SHURE-44D MIKE|
Just read it....looks like white is your PTT (connector tip), black is
your microphone audio (band behind the tip), and shield goes to the
1/4" connector shield, which does double duty as microphone shield and
PTT ground.

Cheers,

Brad
AB9PZ
| 970|957|2008-03-08 04:35:05|dehack2003|FT-200 VFO|
Well I got back to my VFO problem this evening and so far this is
what I know.

- All voltages appear good. 9 volt at the vfo. All HV OK.
- Clarifier voltage range is 3.0 to 5.7 and 4.4 with clarifier off.
- Voltage across R29 is 160V one side and 20.7V the BPF side.
- No output heard from VFO in a nearby general coverage receiver.
- Injected signal generator input signal into antenna jack and got
good response at IF frequency at 9.0 and heard a harmonic at 4.5. The
receive IF seems strong. No other signal heard when I varied the
signal generator frequency across all the bands.
- Tried injection at 5.0 to 5.5 at the output of the BPF and heard
some weak signals near an injected VFO frequecy of 5.050 MHZ
- It looks like the VFO is not operating.But is that 20.7V too high
on the low volt side of R29 causing a problem with the buffer?
- Everything I've read indicate the VFO is not trouble prone. I have
cleaned all contacts with deoxit and everything seems OK.
- Is the weakest link the transistors in the VFO?

Any ideas?

Mike
| 971|971|2008-03-09 23:01:56|Mike Gathergood, G4KFK|FT-200, Making the CW Carrier and VOX Delay Controls More Accessible|
Before I go and figure this out from scratch, has anybody here succeeded in making the CW Carrier and VOX Delay more accessible?

I was thinking of hacking into the exsiting circuitry with switched connectors, and then having a cable to a separate box to sit on top of the rig at the front. That way, when the cable is disconnected from the back of the FT-200, the original pots at the back of the rig will be switched back into circuit.

Or does anybody have any better suggestions? Thanks in advance for any ideas....

73
Mike G4KFK
www.g4kfk.co.uk


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| 972|971|2008-03-11 00:29:23|uweborder|Re: FT-200, Making the CW Carrier and VOX Delay Controls More Access|
What abt.drilling a hole between Plate/Load and MicGain and put a
double-pot in it replacing the 2 rear pots for VOX and CARRIER.
If this double-pot has a push-pull switch on its inner axis you can
use it as a filaments switch.(froman old tube-radio)
done abt.10 years ago and its doing vy well


73 de Uwe DF1PH
| 973|971|2008-03-12 02:20:17|Mike Gathergood, G4KFK|Re: FT-200, Making the CW Carrier and VOX Delay Controls More Access|
Thanks Uwe, some good ideas there.

It's a shame to drill holes in the front panel, as this FT-200 is in such good condition - it even has the original plastic cover on the front panel - but maybe I can use your double-pot idea to turn the "mic gain" control into a combined "mic gain" and "carrier level" control.

I also noticed that the Normal / RX Ext / Tx Ext switch serves no useful function for me, as I don't have the FV-200 VFO, so maybe that hole could be re-used for the VOX presets.

73
Mike G4KFK



| 974|957|2008-03-12 11:58:13|dom.rivron|Re: FT-200 VFO|
Hi Brad

I'll try to find time to do this -it may take me a while. R79 is a little component with a big job to do - and so an obvious suspect when things go wrong.

73
Dominic
m0kxd


| 975|957|2008-03-12 13:48:33|Brad Knapp|Re: FT-200 VFO|
Thanks Dominic! Glad to hear your rig is back on the air!



Brad

AB9PZ





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From: FT-200@yahoogroups.com [mailto:FT-200@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of
dom.rivron
Sent: Wednesday, March 12, 2008 6:02 AM
To: FT-200@yahoogroups.com
Subject: Re: [FT-200] FT-200 VFO



Hi Brad

I'll try to find time to do this -it may take me a while. R79 is a little
component with a big job to do - and so an obvious suspect when things go
wrong.

73
Dominic
m0kxd

| 976|957|2008-03-13 01:30:21|dehack2003|Re: FT-200 VFO|
Just want to let you know I resolved my vfo problem .
I removed the unit from the radio and disassembled it. On checking, I
found the 250 uH molded choke open. Replaced the choke and success.
The old Tempo works like a charm again.
Mike




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| 977|957|2008-03-13 02:43:02|Brad Knapp|Re: FT-200 VFO|
Excellent.well done!



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dehack2003
Sent: Wednesday, March 12, 2008 5:06 PM
To: FT-200@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [FT-200] Re: FT-200 VFO



Just want to let you know I resolved my vfo problem .
I removed the unit from the radio and disassembled it. On checking, I
found the 250 uH molded choke open. Replaced the choke and success.
The old Tempo works like a charm again.
Mike

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| 978|978|2008-03-29 08:15:36|Brad Knapp, K9MHZ|Dayton, anyone?|
Just curious is anyone from the group is going to Dayton this year? Would like to meet some
fellow Tempo enthusiasts.

Cheers,

Brad, K9MHZ
(Formerly AB9PZ)
| 979|978|2008-03-30 11:21:02|Ken|Re: Dayton, anyone?|
Sorry Brad, too dang far away.
Ken.

Brad Knapp, K9MHZ wrote:
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| 980|978|2008-03-30 14:05:07|Bradley Knapp|Re: Dayton, anyone?|
Too bad Air New Zealand doesn't have scheduled service into Dayton.

Take care, Ken.

Brad




| 981|978|2008-03-30 14:43:35|pruittmims@aol.com|Re: Dayton, anyone?|
Hi,

If You'd doing Daytona, have a small radio shop, Vintage and then some, just
30 min. south on US1....welcome to stop in... The Stationery Store / US1 and
Rt46..mims.32754

best
john


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| 982|978|2008-03-30 16:25:56|kc2pkk1|Re: Dayton, anyone?|
Hi, I will be there hope to see a bunch of the boys (and girls)
there. 73,
Brian

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| 983|978|2008-03-30 21:45:21|THOMAS F KOLB|Re: Dayton, anyone?|
I will be there, hope someone can set a meeting spot and time.
Tom



----- Original Message ----
From: kc2pkk1 <cygnus021972@... To: FT-200@yahoogroups.com
Sent: Sunday, March 30, 2008 9:41:35 AM
Subject: [FT-200] Re: Dayton, anyone?

Hi, I will be there hope to see a bunch of the boys (and girls)
there. 73,
Brian

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Date:
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| 984|21|2008-04-01 09:20:21|FT-200@yahoogroups.com|File - Fox Tango Swap Shop |
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Our swap shop is fully automated so you can post your own listings by going to the Swap Shop button on the primary Web page
http://www.foxtango.org and make you listings.


NEW: We just added a new section to the public forum that I thought may add a new dimension of fun, called Tradio (Trade-Dio) I suppose that speaks for itself if you have something up for trade!
See: http://www.foxtango.org/phpBB2/



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Group Owners
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| 985|22|2008-04-01 09:20:21|FT-200@yahoogroups.com|File - Digest version or NO MAIL |
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| 986|986|2008-04-06 22:07:01|zl1ckk|AGC Zero probs, please help ...|
Maybe someone can direct me. Sorry this is a mouthfull

I aligned the RX following manual pts 2,3&5 for the first time on one
of my two not quite good enough to QSO units in the quest for a 100%
TXCVR. After what I thought was a great job, all working fine nice
RX, I took a well earned break. Later I came back and turned the set
on and the S meter stayed high after turning on, as if the RF gain had
been adjusted. I found AGC zero high, I reset the AGC zero. Seemed
okay. Within a short time tuning around I noticed the S meter dropped
low, checked the AGC....it had gone low? so reset it, but could see it
drifting after the adjustment. Later it could not be zero'd at all
(could not get below a S3 level). RX also had dropped off in that S
meter activity became non existant I could still hear a few
stations.
I checked the RX voltages on V102, only odd thing is the plate (pin6)
on on V102a reading 243V against tabled 150V? I checked this against
my other not going set and it reads about 198V and its AGC zeros ok.

I have changed out V102 with the other set, still no AGC zero change.
After a few more 12AX7A swaps, managed to get one tube that allows a
zero, but still no S meter movement on RX. I swapped out V104 and
V105 still nothing. Any ideas? Is plate voltage okay on V102a?
Appreciate any AGC comments, thanks 73 Charl
| 987|987|2008-04-07 01:42:51|Uwe Boerder DF1PH|relays|
Hi group.

Is there any chance to get the 2 relays in the FT-250 as spare parts
or aare there any replacement relays ( Omron, Siemens, ITT or similar )


73 de Uwe DF1PH
| 988|986|2008-04-07 21:45:02|zl1ckk|Re: AGC Zero probs, please help ...|
I tracked the problem to the RF amp tube, 73

| 989|989|2008-04-13 10:04:47|gene.barbour|Tempo Ome|
Can anyone advise it seems I have no receive or transmitt on 10, 15, or
40 meters? When I go to calibrate also I get no beat tone on those
freq. 20 and 80 meters seem to work fine .

Thanks for any help.

73s Gene N4YKU
| 990|989|2008-04-13 10:37:17|Mike Gathergood, G4KFK|Re: Tempo Ome|
I would look around the heterodyne oscillator TR201, and the associated wafers of the bandswitch, S1a and S2b.

The heterodyne oscillator isn't used on 20 or 80m, as the VFO (5.0 to 5.5MHz) can be mixed directly with the IF (9MHz) to get the required frequency.

73
Mike G4KFK
Bracknell, UK


| 991|989|2008-04-13 17:45:03|epbarbour@fuse.net|Re: Tempo One|
Thanks Mike it is a little hard for me to do this I am a little out of my
league on some of this but am learning thanks again.

73

Gene N4YKU



-----Original Message-----
From: FT-200@yahoogroups.com [mailto:FT-200@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of
Mike Gathergood, G4KFK
Sent: Sunday, April 13, 2008 4:37 AM
To: FT-200@yahoogroups.com
Subject: Re: [FT-200] Tempo Ome



I would look around the heterodyne oscillator TR201, and the associated
wafers of the bandswitch, S1a and S2b.

The heterodyne oscillator isn't used on 20 or 80m, as the VFO (5.0 to
5.5MHz) can be mixed directly with the IF (9MHz) to get the required
frequency.

73
Mike G4KFK
Bracknell, UK

| 992|989|2008-04-13 19:29:18|epbarbour@fuse.net|Re: Tempo One|
Mike,



Will any of this effect the clarifier control because it does not work well
on 80 or 20 meters and not at all on the rest. I found an extra wire the
leads to the contact on the back of the operate calibrate switch SW have no
idea were it goes. It is connected to the calibrate side and has 9 volts on
it win I switch to calibrate. It is not in the wiring harness.



Thanks Gene



-----Original Message-----
From: FT-200@yahoogroups.com [mailto:FT-200@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of
Mike Gathergood, G4KFK
Sent: Sunday, April 13, 2008 4:37 AM
To: FT-200@yahoogroups.com
Subject: Re: [FT-200] Tempo Ome



I would look around the heterodyne oscillator TR201, and the associated
wafers of the bandswitch, S1a and S2b.

The heterodyne oscillator isn't used on 20 or 80m, as the VFO (5.0 to
5.5MHz) can be mixed directly with the IF (9MHz) to get the required
frequency.

73
Mike G4KFK
Bracknell, UK

| 993|729|2008-04-13 19:49:02|Mike Gathergood, G4KFK|Re: Tempo One|
Hi Gene

The bias voltage for the RIT (clarifier) circuit is derived from the same low voltage supply line as the 100kHz calibrator. I'm not in a position to take mine apart to check if it's actually wired that way, but it appears from the circuit diagram that the RIT potentiometer is wired to the calibrator switch via R37, a 47k resistor.

If you don't already have the diagram, it can be found here: http://www.securesystemsnw.com/ft/ft-library/60s-70s/60s-70s.htm along with other useful info.

What exactly do you mean by the clarifier control doesn't work well? It's only meant to give a swing of a couple of kHz either side of the centre frequency.

73
Mike G4KFK
Bracknell, UK


| 994|729|2008-04-14 02:09:15|Uwe Boerder DF1PH|Re: Tempo One|
--- In FT-200@yahoogroups.com, "Mike Gathergood, G4KFK" the same low voltage supply line as the 100kHz calibrator. I'm not in
a position to take mine apart to check if it's actually wired that
way, but it appears from the circuit diagram that the RIT
potentiometer is wired to the calibrator switch via R37, a 47k
resistor.
http://www.securesystemsnw.com/ft/ft-library/60s-70s/60s-70s.htm
along with other useful info.
well? It's only meant to give a swing of a couple of kHz either side
of the centre frequency.
Hello Mike!
Just want to mention that the url of the mods by LA8KA has changed
to http://www.agder.net/la8ak/b52.htm
Also as notice to the moderators to modify the link on
http://www.securesystemsnw.com/ft/ft-library/60s-70s/60s-70s.htm


73 de Uwe DF1PH
| 995|729|2008-04-14 02:26:56|epbarbour@fuse.net|Re: Tempo One|
Mike,

Thanks I have the diagram and can see the circuit ok.



The thing about the (clarifier) is that as I have used this rig over the
years it has always been right on as far as when the clarifiers turned off I
would tune a side band freq and get it clear and right on then turn the
clarifier on and center it to the 12 o�clock position it would be the same
hope that makes since I guess the 6oclock position which is off and 12
o�clock position were always the same now they are far apart if I have
someone tuned real good in the off position then at the 12oclock position I
cant hear / tune them well at all. Until just recently this was my first
and only rig bought back in the mid 80s and this all started when I was
trying to get the meter working only strong signals would make it swing. So
the only thing I have done is tubes including finals.



Hope all this makes sense and thanks again for the help I am new to
FoxTango.



Gene N4YKU



-----Original Message-----
From: FT-200@yahoogroups.com [mailto:FT-200@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of
Mike Gathergood, G4KFK
Sent: Sunday, April 13, 2008 1:49 PM
To: FT-200@yahoogroups.com
Subject: Re: [FT-200] Tempo One



Hi Gene

The bias voltage for the RIT (clarifier) circuit is derived from the same
low voltage supply line as the 100kHz calibrator. I'm not in a position to
take mine apart to check if it's actually wired that way, but it appears
from the circuit diagram that the RIT potentiometer is wired to the
calibrator switch via R37, a 47k resistor.

If you don't already have the diagram, it can be found here: HYPERLINK
"http://www.securesystemsnw.com/ft/ft-library/60s-70s/60s-70s.htm"http://www
.securesy-stemsnw.com/-ft/ft-library/-60s-70s/60s--70s.htm along with other
useful info.

What exactly do you mean by the clarifier control doesn't work well? It's
only meant to give a swing of a couple of kHz either side of the centre
frequency.

73
Mike G4KFK
Bracknell, UK

| 996|996|2008-04-14 15:49:16|heavyhauler4104|Mike for ft-200|
Good Day all

Im using a D-104 mike on my ft-200 getting good signal reports and
loud audio but they say it sounds like im in a barrel what mike would
work better?

Thank You
Kevin
KE7SMO
| 997|996|2008-04-14 16:00:32|Brad Knapp|Re: Mike for ft-200|
Kevin, you might be able to just replace the microphone element and save the
mic itself. I know Heil sells some good stuff, and maybe one will fit right
into your mic hardware(?) Nice as those things are (yes, and pricey),
you'll probably get some really good audio quality reports.



Cheers,



Brad

K9MHZ





_____

From: FT-200@yahoogroups.com [mailto:FT-200@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of
heavyhauler4104
Sent: Monday, April 14, 2008 9:49 AM
To: FT-200@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [FT-200] Mike for ft-200




Good Day all

Im using a D-104 mike on my ft-200 getting good signal reports and
loud audio but they say it sounds like im in a barrel what mike would
work better?

Thank You
Kevin
KE7SMO





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| 998|996|2008-04-14 16:21:08|harley5477@aol.com|Re: Mike for ft-200|
Heil makes a conversion cartridge for a D-104, also the Shure 444, is a good
match for that radio.
N9EX



In a message dated 4/14/2008 9:00:45 A.M. Central Daylight Time,
boeingdriver757@... writes:




Kevin, you might be able to just replace the microphone element and save the
mic itself. I know Heil sells some good stuff, and maybe one will fit right
into your mic hardware(?) Nice as those things are (yes, and pricey),
you'll probably get some really good audio quality reports.

Cheers,

Brad

K9MHZ

_____

From: _FT-200@...-_ (mailto:FT-200@yahoogroups.com)
[mailto:_FT-200@...-_ (mailto:FT-200@yahoogroups.com) ] On Behalf Of
heavyhauler4104
Sent: Monday, April 14, 2008 9:49 AM
To: _FT-200@...-_ (mailto:FT-200@yahoogroups.com)
Subject: [FT-200] Mike for ft-200

Good Day all

Im using a D-104 mike on my ft-200 getting good signal reports and
loud audio but they say it sounds like im in a barrel what mike would
work better?

Thank You
Kevin
KE7SMO

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| 999|996|2008-04-14 16:59:17|kc2pkk1|Re: Mike for ft-200|
--- In FT-200@yahoogroups.com, "heavyhauler4104" I have a ft200 with a D104 and have good reports. But it does have a
new element as the originals are getting old, just like the rest of us
(HI HI). Try replacing that. They are readily available on the
internet. Ebay etc...
Brian
| 1000|1000|2008-04-17 13:34:30|Brad Knapp, K9MHZ|Capacitors|
A while back, some of us were discussing capacitors......I think a
discussion that arose after pleading with people to change out their
C40 and C55 caps. I just read a fine article on capacitors in the
April 2008 QST starting on page 70. The guy (N0AX) does a pretty good
job of describing why silver micas are used in RF applications, etc.

Good read, and only two pages for those of us who attended pulic
schools.

Cheers,

Brad
K9MHZ
| 1001|1000|2008-04-18 08:57:54|Techniker der überholten Systeme : arbei|Re: Capacitors|
I hope he wrote slow, cause I don't read very fast!

Now, I know Brad here attended PUBLIX SKOOL.

What I'm not sure of is.... Do he held onto his Gun & Religion cause
He from one uf doze Hill-Billie-Hoozier states ?

| 1002|63|2008-04-18 09:06:02|FT-200@yahoogroups.com|New file uploaded to FT-200 |
Hello,

This email message is a notification to let you know that
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Regards,

kb6okh <yahoo@...| 1003|996|2008-04-19 22:50:56|heavyhauler4104|Re: Mike for ft-200|
Thank You for all the help found out I was over driving the mike
working great now--- In FT-200@yahoogroups.com, "kc2pkk1"
a
us
| 1004|1004|2008-04-19 22:56:13|heavyhauler4104|Fan on finals|
Hi All

Im full of questions I have a fan on the back of my FT-200 but it
never comes on even on a long qso. Im not sure if it is stock to the
radio I have not seen one one the radios on the website?
If i can't get it working should i adapt a computer fan to cool the
finals and should it run all the time?

Thank You All for all the help
Kevin
KE7SMO
| 1005|1004|2008-04-20 02:21:35|Uwe Boerder DF1PH|Re: Fan on finals|
Hi Kevin!
No, it is nor original.
Mine is mounted on the backside of the PA cage ond wired seperately to
an wall outlet.
It is a Pabst fan No. 8550 (220V 50Hz / 230V 60Hz)
But you can also use any suitable computerfan with 12V DC and get the
voltage from the rectified heater source brought down to 12V with a
resistor and a zener.

73 de Uwe DF1PH
| 1006|1000|2008-04-20 17:38:06|Brad Knapp, K9MHZ|Re: Capacitors|
Ummmm....huh?

--- In FT-200@yahoogroups.com, Techniker der überholten Systeme :
arbeitsloser a
the
etc.
| 1007|1000|2008-04-20 23:27:11|Techniker der überholten Systeme : arbei|Re: Capacitors|
Sorry, just poking fun at poor spell-checkers' & elitist politicians
in a too-indirect way.

I really gotta "up-my-meds" , eh ?

Jim

| 1008|1008|2008-04-21 00:15:49|Techniker der überholten Systeme : arbei|Microphone Impedance ?|
I'm wondering what the input impedance of the FT-200 microphone line is?

I've found a couple of Akai mics on eBay. One is a 5K ohm dynamic, the
other is a 50K ohm dynamic.

I think they are both moving-coil type transducers ... unless I am
mistaken. maybe they are crystal elements ?

Anyone got any info ?

Jim
| 1009|1008|2008-04-21 00:37:10|Mike Gathergood, G4KFK|Re: Microphone Impedance ?|
I use a Yaesu YM-38 mic with the switch in the 50k position. I've had no complaints.

73
Mike G4KFK



| 1010|1010|2008-04-21 01:09:22|heavyhauler4104|NET|
GOOD DAY ALL

Is there a ft-2oo net on HF band?
| 1011|1008|2008-04-21 01:35:30|Uwe Boerder DF1PH|Re: Microphone Impedance ?|
--- In FT-200@yahoogroups.com, Techniker der überholten Systeme :
arbeitsloser the
It is high-impedance and with
73 de Uwe DF1PH
| 1012|1008|2008-04-21 01:35:36|Uwe Boerder DF1PH|Re: Microphone Impedance ?|
--- In FT-200@yahoogroups.com, Techniker der überholten Systeme :
arbeitsloser the
If you look at the schemaatic, you will see, that the input citcuit
is high-z as usual for tubes.

73 de Uwe DF1PH
| 1013|1008|2008-04-21 07:18:21|Techniker der überholten Systeme : arbei|Re: Microphone Impedance ?|
Most excellent, Thank You Very Much !

Jim

--- In FT-200@yahoogroups.com, "Mike Gathergood, G4KFK" had no complaints.
line is?
dynamic, the
am
| 1014|1008|2008-04-21 07:19:31|Techniker der überholten Systeme : arbei|Re: Microphone Impedance ?|
Thanks !!!

| 1015|1008|2008-04-21 07:21:29|Techniker der überholten Systeme : arbei|Re: Microphone Impedance ?|
Blame it on my lack of audiophile expertise, but, anything above 600
ohms seems to be "high Z" to me !!!

Jim

| 1016|1010|2008-04-21 12:24:21|Ken|Re: NET|
Should be and when the sunspot cycle lets us work around the globe again
then we will jolly well make one. I,ve worked into the states a few
times on 20 on my old 200 but its only the big boys that end with 1000mp
and Kw linears. The UK is OK from ZL on 40 long path.
Ken
ZL3OZ

heavyhauler4104 wrote:
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