Yaesu FT-101 Repair
-Nothing but Yaesu FT-101 radios serviced here-
Parts for your FT-101: Here is a list of specific Parts and Services your FT-101 may need during the course of alignment or repair. I look for high quality replacement parts before I try to save 50-cents.
|These are the 14V 0.12a bulbs behind the S-meter and VFO. Replaced in pairs for even illumination. Free installation.|
|This is a 16V bulb in-series with the receiver. It protects the sensitive front-end of the receiver against overload. Free installation and test with Alignment Service. Do not jumper around this bulb!|
|A matched-pair of 6JSC6 Power Amplifier tubes. Only if a full replacement is necessary- or upon request. I have several of these in stock. Each pair is tested. Free burn-in, neutralization, and bias adjust with Alignment Service.|
|If your FT-101 does not have the original Toshiba Green Stripe tubes, they may not neutralize properly and therefore prone to self-oscillation (take-off) leading to self-destruction. The 100pf capacitor (C125) must be replaced in the high voltage tank circuit. Free cold cathode neutralization (the correct way, the only way) with Alignment Service.|
|This is the RF pre-driver amplifier tube. A weak pre-driver will make a good pair of 6JS6C tubes ($$) look bad! Everything must work together. Free burn-in, installation, and test with Alignment Service.|
|If your AC Power Cord is 2-wire factory original (non-grounded!), let me install a 3-wire grounded power cord on your original factory connector. A new 6-foot 3-wire power cord is installed- including a grounded jumper to the Chassis Grounding wingnut on the rear. Stay grounded!|
-all old parts are returned for your inspection-
The Main VFO and Tuning Knob are controlled by a 6:1 ratio Jackson Ball Drive.
Sloppy or erratic tuning is a result of this device slipping. Fix it once and for all.
Restore the original tuning feel. Free installation.
Those that want deeper, richer, and fuller transmitted AM audio will want this service.
This is the original 1976 W1FAF (the AM guru) FT-101's modifications to the AUDIO and
The large pair of High Voltage capacitors used as voltage-doubler provides the +750
Volts for the Power Amplifier tubes. This circuit is unregulated so it must be well
filtered. New uprated 150uF/500V capacitors provide extra filtering. Installed.
Replace all of the electrolytic capacitors on the Regulator Board. 43+ year old
capacitors can lose their filtering capability. The power supply must be rock-solid.
Includes: parts, test, and alignment (Precision 6V rail, Bias pot (60ma), and
10 MHz Frequency Calibrator).
Replace all of the cracked mica capacitors (27 total). Replace all Electrolytic
capacitors (24 total). Prices include all parts and labor.
If you only need a single board tested or repaired- just send it! Use the "if it
fits, it ships" at USPS. Even the box is free. No sense sending a 35 lbs delicate radio
round trip. Boards, tubes, modifications, parts... just ask!