FT8900R returned to service

I was pleased to get my Yaesu FT8900 back from its service visit yesterday. You might remember that I’d had my suspicion that the 50MHz receiver had gone very deaf over the summer. It was odd, because the receiver was still working, but it seemed well down on gain.

It was well worth sending it away, because the receiver is now much more sensitive and it was good to be able to listen through the GB3FX, Farnham 50MHz repeater on the way to the station this morning.

Looking forward to getting back on 50MHz FM again! GB3FX works well around home and GB3ZY in Bristol works well when I travel towards the west. I noticed today, looking at the repeater maps for 50MHz, that GB3VI in the Birmingham area might be useable. I shall have to listen!

Tim Kirby, G4VXE, is a regular contributor to AmateurRadio.com and writes from Oxfordshire, England. Contact him at [email protected].

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