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Survivalism & Self Sufficiency Topics => The HAM Radio Board => Topic started by: kid_couteau on February 26, 2018, 05:05:51 PM

Title: Lesson learned on Yaesu 450D
Post by: kid_couteau on February 26, 2018, 05:05:51 PM
Hi All

Yesterday a friend needed me to help him test something on the radio.
So I set up my 450D and to tuning when I realized I did not attach the antenna.
DOH!
All of a sudden SWR is out the roof and nothing works.
After I went through my usual freak out phase of oh no now what do I do I contacted a friendly Elmer I know. He recommended I do a factory reset. POOF one reset and then a power cycle and IT WORKS again.

So friends if you forget to attach the antenna DONT DO THAT LOL you may be ok. These radios are tougher then they look.

Thanks again Carl.
Kid
Title: Re: Lesson learned on Yaesu 450D
Post by: Smurf Hunter on February 26, 2018, 05:29:53 PM
Nice work!

Most of the time there's a silly way to solve these problems.
Title: Re: Lesson learned on Yaesu 450D
Post by: Carl on February 26, 2018, 05:34:42 PM
Good repair job...the FT450D is one of the best deals on the market today,if you can find one.