FT101ZD MkIII received on 9th July 2008

Yaesu FT101ZD MkIII

CB Transmatch converted to All Band Power / SWR meter by removal of transmission line and fitting of 1:14 turn bifilar toroid & capacitor based bridge.

FT101ZD with CB meter

Old meter and ATU

Internal view. FM board bottom/front left




SoftRock RXTX 6.2 SDR and home brew 80W PA

Band decoder for FT817 and ACC loop through. SDR on right.


Internal view showing chopped Pentium II heatsink on RM Italy's KL203 (old version) and ex Alinco 6 band filter board


Experimental 200W HF PA using SMPSU transistors, before Bias added

experiment PA 1


After Bias

Experimental HF PA with bias