Yaesu FT-101 Repair
-Nothing but Yaesu FT-101 radios serviced here-


NOTICE: Due to the overwhelming positive demands for repair and alignment services, I will be expanding and renovating the shop to better accommodate the services that you need. I apologize for any inconvenience this may cause, but I now have radios arriving from Australia, India, and all across the USA. I will never rush a repair nor alignment service. This note will be removed upon completion of the renovation and I will resume taking Repair Authorization orders. Till then, please stay tuned. 73, Al - NW2M


Contact Me- I am available from 6pm-9pm EST on weekdays and weekends. Other times I am fixing radios or on the air!

Email Me- I am always available for an email. Please share your stories and photos of your classic FT-101 station.

Please email me if you have any questions

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Where to Ship- The FT-101 Repair Mailing Address is:     (Dont forget to get your R/A Number first!!)

    FT-101 Repair - R/Axxxxx   (your R/A Number)
    ATTN: Al Rabassa - NW2M
    17100 Amity Dr
    Rockville MD 20855-2562

About Me- As I said before; I am a Yaesu FT-101 owner, avid collector, and operator. I have Worked All Continents (WAC), Worked All States (WAS), and 150 countries on DXCC. I have a 50' 3-section crank-up tower that tilts over. It supports an Explorer EXP-14 tri-band beam, along with an 80M wire dipole that I can load up on other bands. I enjoy SWL at night on a Yaesu FRG-7700, another Yaesu! During my early morning (6am) commute, I enjoy listening to distant AM broadcasts.


About the Shop- Next to my main operating station, I have a dedicated repair space. The major diagnostic and test equipment include:

  • Yaesu FT-101 Board Extenders (a complete Factory set) to extend any board for testing.
  • Spare plug-in boards to quickly determine on-board or in-chassis fault.
  • Parts Radios for that impossible-to-find part. Forget eBay! I know what I have works!
  • Wide-Screen HD 21:9 display for all manuals and reference materials. No one uses paper anymore!
  • Motorola R2004D/HS Service monitor- Spectrum Analyzer, Wattmeter, RF&AF Generator, Tone Generators, O'scope, etc.
  • 100 MHz Tektronix TDS-220 oscilloscope, 2-Channel, XY mode for Trapezoid Linearity Test.
  • 5,000 Volt probes for live high-voltage power supply tests (750V FT-101, 2500V FL-2100B, 1300V YO-101).
  • Fluke 189 multimeter with 1000 VDC capability with Test Probes. Measure all HV and LV rail voltages and ripple content.
  • Temperature controlled pencil soldering station. Kester solder and flux.
  • Temperature controlled hot-air surface mount re-work station- used on FT-101s to soften "stuck" waxed tuning slugs!
  • Eico 667 Tube and Transistor Tester. Complete tube testing and performance measurements.
  • TC-1 Transistor Tester- electrical parameters including hfe.
  • TC-1 Diode Tester- electrical performance for single and matched diode-quads (mixer).
  • TC-1 Capacitor Tester- capacitance, ESR, and loss. Quickly determine capacitor health.
  • TC-1 Inductor Tester- inductance and resistance.
  • Colored spools of hook-up wire to color-match the FT-101 chassis wiring.
  • An all-mode Yaesu FRG-7700 Receiver as a test/slave receiver. (100kHz to 30MHz)
  • ESD-Safe and Grounded workbench- not needed for FT-101s, more of a padded and scratch resistant surface for your FT-101.
  • Temperature and Humidity controlled work environment. It is a great place to work!

A partial view of the FT-101 Repair service bench.