My Yaesu Frg-8800 does not want to reset. I have tried every combo of
resetting I can think of but still just a blinking display. I have not
listened to shortwave for about 7 years. So that brings me to real point of
this post. I am getting a new radio. A new house pretty much killed my
chances at a table top this year so I have narrowed my choice down to 3
radios. Actually getting a portable should be great. I live 30 miles from
the access road to the Shenandoah Mountains and have always wanted to go up
there with a portable.
The choices at this time are.
If anyone wants to give me there opinions I would be grateful. I have read
the reviews on line but am not sure if that helped or muddied the water. If
I remember right The passport to world band radio contains some reviews. If
not, it was a great excuse to order one any ways. One of my concerns is
overloading the front end. Something I did not worry about with the Yaesu
(Boy I miss that radio).
Thanks for your time.
>The choices at this time are.
Everyone has a different opinion. Make sure to do a google.com search of this
NG's archives to see thousands of posts on this subject. I own all three. All
are excellent radios, but I believe the 2010 to be clearly superior in
sensitivity and selectivity. The sync on the 2010 works better than the one on
the 7600g. The 2010 probably has the best audio, at least from those three you
list. Granted the 2010 is more expensive, but I think its worth it.
Consider the KIWA filter mods if you go the 2010 route. They make a better
radio even better.
"Joe Pechie" <joep...@hotmail.com> wrote in message
The CPU on that radio was know for shutting down almost at random as
well as static electricity, weather, etc. Very sensitive. Still its
a neat radio, so don't give up on it yet!
The FRG8800 is a strange radio. I've had a number of weird problems with
mine, including reboot problems after brief power outages. I couldn't
get it to reboot once so I left for a couple hours with the radio
plugged in and when I got back it was fine. (I've heard that the
microchips in them are sensitive.) I got it used, traded a 2010 for it.
The problems I've had have been a freq/clock control broken in shipping
from Maine and a resistor that went bad that is apparently typical for
this radio. I keep mine unplugged until I actually use it. I use a DX396
for listening to DW news every night.
A couple of things you can try before you give up:
1. Replace the fuse.
2. Turn the radio on. Turn it off. Unplug the power cord from the
back of the radio, and then unplug it from the outlet (yes, I know this
is not the normal way things are done). Remove the batteries. Wait
half an hour. Put the batteries back in. Plug the power cord into the
back of the radio, and then plug it into the outlet. Turn your radio
Thanks for the advice
PROBLEM: The PLL is unlocked when the temperature changes.
1. Remove the AC cable from the AC jack. Remove the top cover.
2. Remove the PLL unit from the chassis.
3. Remove R18 22k ohm 1/4w resistor. Replace with 4.7k ohm 1/4w resistor.
(add solder side)
4. Replace the PLL unit.
5. Replace top cover. Modification is now complete.
Has anyone done this and found it to solve the problem.
Again thanks to all who responded to my post.
Recent copy of monitoring times - check
Passport to worldband radio - check
Large coffee pot - check
Come on Monday.