Yaesu FT 480r overhauled

Yaesu FT480r FM/SSB 2 meter multimode transceiver

My first ever amateur radio transceiver was this Yaesu FT480r bought from the Plymouth Amateur Radio Society radio rally in about 2005 with a dual band mobile antenna and mag mount, I still have and use all three!

Well a few age related issues were making themselves felt so the radio was sent away for servicing in about 2009 but she just seemed to be running out of steam again of late! So the time had come during 2018 to send her off to James M1APC in Cornwall for overhaul and repair and she now seems to be as good as new!

Remedial work included:

Full strip down and Recap of the entire radio inc PA stage

Full realignment