Broken FT-8900R

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  1. GSD17

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    I am just starting all kinds of threds aint I?

    Another question..

    I have a Yaesu FT-8900R ... I LOVE the radio, but broke a knob off of it, and am not radio fixin smart..

    From what I hear, Yaesu is going to charge me way too much to fix it, I can't get them on the phone or email to tell me either.

    Any ideas? Know where I can buy a face only? Know who can fix it for me? Any other ideas?
     
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    I read thru the QRZ thread & checked out the pix.

    Here's some options to consider..

    ..if you're comfortable with a small soldering iron..
    Can you get the replacement part from Yaesu or an aftermarket supply house like http://www.mouser.com ?

    Can you find a "parts rig" to scavenge the part.
    Perhaps one of the QRZ or eham.net folks has one.. re-post the pix in the Q&A forum asking for the specific part. Maybe someone will cut a part out for ya.

    This is more of a work around than a fix...

    Could you cut a small slot in the inner shaft with a Dremel tool & use a small screwdriver to make the adjustments?
    Yes it's a "field fix" & it ain't gonna be pretty but if it works then you've saved some bux!!

    Best luck with it & keep us posted..

    FN
     
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    It really shouldn't be too difficult with the proper tools. Thin tipped soldering pencil, some good solder wick, the correct solder and some alcohol to clean the terminals of the newly installed control. I had my girlfriends FT 8100R apart a few months ago to replace several chip caps, that was a lot of fun for my aged eyes.

    Dennis
     
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    I assume Yaesu sells parts, I have no idea if they do.

    I will post around asking for the parts.. thanks for the info guys!

    Really want to get this radio back up and running.
     
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    Houston Amateur Radio Supply http://www.texasparadise.com/hars/
    (800)471-7373 has lots of old rigs some of which are parts units. Give them a call and I'm sure they can help you find what you are looking for.
     
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    George or Charlie will get you fixed up. Good folks.
     
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    Did you ever get your radio fixed?

    I'm curious as to how you broke that knob, as that's one of the radios I'm interested in...

    This guy is supposed to be the best a Yaesu repair:

    AMATEUR RADIO SERVICE
    1140 WATKINS RD
    ANDERSON, SC
    Phone: 864-222-3539
    Fax: 864-222-3538
     
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    Working on getting someone else to fix it now, WAY to small for me to solder on.

    The radio is sturdy, no doubt, do not think twice about buying it.

    I kind of leaned on it, while picking something up out of the floor board, put too much pressure on it, and it bent the knob. I bent it back, and it just broke.

    Kind of odd to explain how I did it, but it was way my fault... the radio is stout.

    I love this radio, and would recommend it to anyone... it has soo many features. I liked it so much, I bought another Yaesu, of a different model, for my new car, just because I trust Yaesu after owning the FT-8900R for a few years.