YB 400 volume

YB 400 volume

Post by Walksabo » Sun, 13 Aug 1995 04:00:00

I recently bought one and just love it EXECPT the placement of the volume
control, which is near the bottom, right side. When holding the reciever
I'm constantly " palming" the level either up or down inadvertantly.A very
small gripe to be sure, the set is going to be a classic.
 
 
 

YB 400 volume

Post by fallow » Mon, 14 Aug 1995 04:00:00



Quote:

>I recently bought one and just love it EXECPT the placement of the volume
>control, which is near the bottom, right side. When holding the reciever
>I'm constantly " palming" the level either up or down inadvertantly.A very
>small gripe to be sure, the set is going to be a classic.

John Fallows                VE6MBA
Calgary, Alberta            Ernst & Young (403) 261-4448

I agree.  What is also exciting, is when you put the radio
in its carrying case, and then take it out.  Usually,
the side of the case moves the volumne control up fully why
you are removing the radio!!!

On balance, though, these are small complaints about
an excellent radio.  73.

 
 
 

YB 400 volume

Post by Ed Ca » Tue, 15 Aug 1995 04:00:00

Yes, I've noticed that when you take it out of the carring case..it's
annoying!!  The best solution to that is to put the "lock" on just before
sliding the radio in.
Have either of you heard of any possible modifcations to this radio?
Thanks.
 
 
 

YB 400 volume

Post by Walksabo » Tue, 15 Aug 1995 04:00:00

Concerning using the lock to disable the volume control on the YB 400 , it
seems not to affect the analog controls (ssb tuning,volume) on my set. Is
this the norm?
 
 
 

YB 400 volume

Post by John Fallow » Wed, 16 Aug 1995 04:00:00


> Yes, I've noticed that when you take it out of the carring case..it's
> annoying!!  The best solution to that is to put the "lock" on just before
> sliding the radio in.
> Have either of you heard of any possible modifcations to this radio?
> Thanks.

No, none.  I read Shortwave Magazine and haven't noticed anyone
selling a modified version, either.  One mod I have thought about
is bringing the last IF out and putting it into a synchronous
detector.  I do that with an old Racal RA-17, feeding the 100Khz IF
into a homebrew detector using the Plessey SL624C.  On balance,
though, I find that if you hook the YB400 to an external antenna,
and feed the audio line-out through an external amp/speaker and/or
DSP, you have a pretty good radio for a "portable".  73 John.
 
 
 

YB 400 volume

Post by Gary Ho » Wed, 16 Aug 1995 04:00:00


Quote:(Walksabout) writes:
> Concerning using the lock to disable the volume control on the YB 400 ,  
it
> seems not to affect the analog controls (ssb tuning,volume) on my set.  
Is
> this the norm?

Just tried it with my YB400; the lock doesn't "lock-in" the volume.  The  
volume control works independently of the lock function.

Gary

 
 
 

YB 400 volume

Post by Vassily Ivan » Sat, 19 Aug 1995 04:00:00

John is absolutely right. If you take the radio out of the case and forget
to readjust its volume control, YB 400 goes nuts. I don't see any other
flaws in my radio and I am wondering how such a problem can be solved
without dumping the whole thing.

Vassily