Thanks, I found that helpful
Free is nice, always is. I will look at possibly putting a fan on it, thanks for the advice.Looks like a nice VHF FM transceiver with the biggest downside apparently being excessive heating of the unit on transmit; even on low power (5 watts). My 55 watt Icom IC-208H FM transceiver has a fan on the heatsink. If that unit doesn't have a muffin fan on the heatsink, perhaps you could mitigate heat by somehow adding a 12 VDC fan. But overall, it does look like a nice rig; especially if it was free. 73, Dave K4EET
Both were hams, they just never hooked it up.If two people owned it and it never made it out of the box, they must not have been hams'.
The Maximum power on the FT-7900R is 50 watts.My FT-7900 can run for a long time on 75 watts with just a little heating! Adding a fan or heat sink could cool down the 1900.
Yep! Sorry about the typo... I meant 2900! Thanks for pointing it out!The FT-1900 was my first mobile. It didn't stay in the vehicle very long because of what I consider its single biggest flaw: It's not dual band. I replaced it with an FT-7900 which was replaced by an FTM-100. The 1900 is now connected to a power supply in my workshop where I listen to it when I'm working in there.
The Maximum power on the FT-7900R is 50 watts.