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FT817 (FT857) Optional CW filter comes loose


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Just a tip:

I find my 350Hz optional CW filter in my FT817 invaluable but it stopped working while out this Sunday. I pulled the lid off today to thankfully find it had simply worked loose on it’s push on connectors. After re-seating the filter, I sandwiched a small piece of bubble wrap sandwiched between it and the case cover so hopefully it will stay put this time.

I suspect the same could happen to the FT857.

It would be worth five minutes work securing the filter if it saves it letting you down on a hilltop!

Cheers.

Ian GW8OGI