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Yaesu FT-101E HF Transceiver Capacitor Replacement Kit

This is a complete electrolytic capacitor replacement kit (except the two 100uf/500V caps - check my "view other items" for these caps) for the Yaesu FT-101E/EE/EX transceiver. The FT-101E is truly a collector's item for the vintage ham radio enthusiast and represents one of the best of the '70's in HF gear. I have been restoring vintage ham radio equipment for years, and electrolytic capacitors have a design life span which one has to recognize if the intent is to keep your FT-101E running for a long time to come.

In all cases the capacitors have been replaced with the exact value of the original, but in many cases I was able to take advantage of smaller modern day components increasing the voltage rating of the replacement unit. I can't quote measurements between the before and after process of changing the capacitors, but I can state that the overall performance of this radio, its sound quality in both transmit and receive, the AGC performance etc. took on a new persona that really made the change worth while.

Included in the kit is an installation guide to help those along who might feel a bit nervous doing this type of board work.

 

Kenwood TS-530S Cap Kit

The kit is comprised of the following capacitors (51 in all):

1uf 16V - Qty 9

2.2uf 16V - Qty 1

2.2uf 450V - Qty 1

10uf 16V - Qty 11

10uf 350V - Qty 1

22uf 16V - Qty 2

22uf 160V - Qty 4

33uf 16V - Qty 1

47uf 16V - Qty 5

100uf 16V - Qty 6

220uf 16V - Qty 4

470uf 25V - Qty 1

1000uf 25V - Qty 5


 

Price | USD $27.95

 

** A recent question asked if this kit can be used in the FT-101EE/EX radio's, and from my manual which is for all three of those radios, I see no problem as the capacitors are the same. If you have a FT-101B, I will need to add three capacitors to your kit, so please let me know when ordering that you have the "B" model.

** There is no retuning of the radio required as the capacitors being changed are power supply related, or audio coupling/decoupling. Minor adjustment of the VOX controls may be required when new capacitors are installed.

** Installation Time is approximately 4 hours from start to finish for an experienced technician. For all others take your time and enjoy, its a great project!

 

 

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