The Rogue Valley Amateur Radio Club normally meets the first Thursday of each month (except July and August) from 7:00 to 9:00p at the Medford Police Department Community Room, 219 S. Ivy St., Medford.
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A New Old Rig

YaesuI thought I’d kick off this news section with the first installment of my account of troubleshooting, refurbishing, cleaning, and aligning my latest acquisition–a Yaesu FT-101EX.

Yes, it was an eBay purchase. I paid a good but not fabulous price, and it looked to be in excellent shape. Relatively dust and dirt free inside, no rust, and no coating of cigarette tar. The outsides are in even better shape: the factory film covering the front panel was still protecting it after nearly four decades of . . . life? Existence?

Don’t worry, I’m not going to get philosophical. But since this is the first HF rig I’ve owned, I’m happy to be messing with it. After dithering and putting it off for more than forty years, continue reading A New Old Rig →