Category Archives: FT7

SOTA Mountain Goat – at last

After more than 10 years of activating SOTA summits I have finally achieved 1000 activator points, qualifying me to be a SOTA Mountain Goat. I made my first SOTA activation at VK3/VC-025 Mt Dandenong on 26 February 2012 using a … Continue reading

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Watts on the bench #2 – FT 7 microphone repair

This is a new section to my blog where I will detail what is currently on the work bench. It may be a kit under construction, a radio under repair or some dust from inactivity. Whatever it is, if it’s … Continue reading

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FT-7 Audio fault

Recently my FT-7 decided to not transmit on SSB. I tracked the problem down to no DC power to pin 7 of the TA7063P mic amplifier. This was due to a poor edge connector between the mother board and the … Continue reading

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