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FTL2011 remote head Repair suggestion

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trooperdude

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I inherited a remote mount FTL2011 99 channel that has a volume control issue.

IE the pot is toast, either soft or full on with nothing in between.

Radio programs up fine, so I don't want to dump it. I want to use it
as a vhf fire scanner.

Any recommendations for a repair station since Vertex doesn't touch
this dinosaur anymore ?

I could dive into it, research the potentiometer, etc., but I'd rather just pay to have somebody with the correct parts and knowledge just fix it.

Thanks
 

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You might have better luck finding a parts radio on ebay or one of the other ham radio used sales forums.

Probably easier to just find another control head and replace it.
 
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