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Yaesu FTDX 560
« on: July 31, 2017, 06:06:48 AM »
Here is a classic radio I picked up this week end.


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Re: Yaesu FTDX 560
« Reply #1 on: July 31, 2017, 06:25:58 AM »
Forty seven minutes of vintage tube goodness, it is however 22:23 here so this little treat will have to wait until tomorrow, as will the two chocolate donuts in the fridge.
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Re: Yaesu FTDX 560
« Reply #2 on: July 31, 2017, 06:45:26 AM »
Forty seven minutes of vintage tube goodness, it is however 22:23 here so this little treat will have to wait until tomorrow, as will the two chocolate donuts in the fridge.

Oh yes. 20 tubes in this old classic rig.

Better wait till tomorrow my friend.  Those chocolate doughnuts  sound yummy!    :-+

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Re: Yaesu FTDX 560
« Reply #3 on: July 31, 2017, 08:31:06 AM »
Nice restoration project. Looking good! and is that a Super S i see on the bench?  :clap:
 

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Re: Yaesu FTDX 560
« Reply #4 on: July 31, 2017, 10:43:27 AM »
Nice restoration project. Looking good! and is that a Super S i see on the bench?  :clap:

Thanks, should be a fun rig to restore. And now that I see it works will be fun.

And you are correct. 1200 Super S. Great unit.

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Re: Yaesu FTDX 560
« Reply #5 on: August 01, 2017, 12:00:37 AM »
Is the S Meter supposed to operate backwards?
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Re: Yaesu FTDX 560
« Reply #6 on: August 01, 2017, 01:53:30 AM »
Yes, Believe me it got me too when I fist started working on it. Was thinking why is the s-meter pegging out.  But zero is on the right side of the meter. Also the VFO is backwards from most rigs. Got to love those Japanese design engineers.

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Re: Yaesu FTDX 560
« Reply #7 on: August 03, 2017, 10:05:10 AM »
That backwards S-Meter is common the Swan 350 I have is the same way. :)
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Re: Yaesu FTDX 560
« Reply #8 on: August 03, 2017, 11:33:21 AM »
That backwards S-Meter is common the Swan 350 I have is the same way. :)

Forgot about those. Although I have 3 of them you are correct. May have had something to do with left handed cigarettes in the late 60's.....   :scared:

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Re: Yaesu FTDX 560
« Reply #9 on: August 04, 2017, 06:03:55 AM »
That backwards S-Meter is common the Swan 350 I have is the same way. :)

Forgot about those. Although I have 3 of them you are correct. May have had something to do with left handed cigarettes in the late 60's.....   :scared:
The one my friend has is also an FTDX-560 in the orginal box, with the manual, looks like someone just pulled it out used for a few weeks and put it back in the box.
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Re: Yaesu FTDX 560
« Reply #10 on: August 05, 2017, 12:30:59 AM »
Hiya

I have a similar FRDX400 receiver and it is one of the most sensitive receivers I own. It is a joy to tune and has very little drift once warmed up. Its a shame that it doesn't cover broadcast bands as the sound is so good.

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