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Inexpensive Panadapter kits for Yaesu

Post  ka9mot on Mon Mar 17, 2014 3:38 am

If you own a Yaesu FT-920, FT-950, FT-1000/1000D (MP and MK-V coming soon) and the FT-2000, then these are for you!


http://mypanadapter.com/


One of my customers posted a YouTube video


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Post  N1LAF on Tue Mar 18, 2014 11:09 am

Good to have customer reviews... any ICOM radio interfaces in the future?
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Post  ka9mot on Tue Mar 18, 2014 11:19 am

This will work with any radio that has a First IF above 28 MHz. The question is how difficult is it to pull that signal from the rigs First IF. Do we need a buffer? Will we damage the rig? ect.

Some rigs have a Test Point at the First IF, that makes them easy. Then all we need to do is experiment to see if a Cap will suffice or will we need to build a buffer.

If you have a model number in mind, send me a Service Manual.......  Very Happy 

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Post  N1LAF on Fri Mar 21, 2014 7:26 am

IC7600 Service Manual

http://bee.mif.pg.gda.pl/ciasteczkowypotwor/KF/Icom/IC7600_serv.pdf

IC-7000 Service Manual

http://www.radiomanual.info/schemi/IC7000_serv_addendums.pdf

IC-706MKIIG Service Manual

http://www.rigpix.com/icom/ic706mkiig_service.pdf

IC-9100 Service Manual

http://www.on0den.be/assets/plugindata/poolc/Service%20Manual%20IC-9100.pdf
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Post  ka9mot on Fri Mar 21, 2014 6:10 pm

A little light reading?  Razz 

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FT-900?

Post  N9XR on Thu Mar 27, 2014 9:39 am

What about the FT-900AT? Would something like that work?

Thanks.
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Post  ka9mot on Thu Mar 27, 2014 1:40 pm

Hi Jerry,

It will work on any rig with a First IF in the 24 MHZ to 1.8 GHz frequency Range. Most rig require a mod to pull the signal from the First IF and some rigs don't like that mod...........

I have no ise what is required for the FT-900.

DO you have a service manual?

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Post  N9XR on Thu Mar 27, 2014 1:48 pm

ka9mot wrote:Hi Jerry,

It will work on any rig with a First IF in the 24 MHZ to 1.8 GHz frequency Range. Most rig require a mod to pull the signal from the First IF and some rigs don't like that mod...........

I have no ise what is required for the FT-900.

DO you have a service manual?

No. I don't have a service manual for that. I may end up looking for a different rig on an issue unrelated to this.

The operator manual says that it is a 70.455 MHz 1st IF. Then the 2nd IF is 455kHz.

I do need a service manual for the thing.
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Post  ka9mot on Thu Mar 27, 2014 2:36 pm

At 70 MHz, it would work just fine. The question remains, how do we tap the First IF. Later, if I get some time, I'll look and see what I can find.

I still need to go through Paul's Service Manuals... There is allot of stuff there. Smile

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Post  N1LAF on Fri Mar 28, 2014 7:21 am

FT-900 Service Manual here:

http://www.download.n7tgb.net/yaesu/FT900/FT-900_tech_supp.pdf
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Post  N9XR on Fri Mar 28, 2014 8:23 am

Thanks Paul. This is great. This is a nice copy.
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Post  N1LAF on Sun Apr 06, 2014 8:38 am

The quality of the manual is not good for the schematics. I think I located the 1st IF mixer, it is on the top of PDF page 70.
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Post  N9XR on Tue Apr 08, 2014 7:30 am

This is better than most I see on the internet.
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Post  ka9mot on Wed Apr 16, 2014 12:35 pm

N1LAF wrote:Good to have customer reviews...  any ICOM radio interfaces in the future?

Yes! I just found a way to use a buffered Digital Splitter with the IC-7600. I ordered 2 splitters and they are on their way!

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