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Old 29th Sep 2022, 6:57 pm   #1
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Default Yaesu FT290R Display Repair

Like many owners of FT290's mine had a display fault. Unfortunately there are no replacement parts available so I set about designing my own display.

I have used cheap, readily available parts and published the design, software and detailed instructions here

I'm happy to answer questions about the project and I hope it helps a few other restore their radios.

Nigel G6RZR
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Old 29th Sep 2022, 7:09 pm   #2
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Default Re: Yaesu FT290R Display Repair

Hi thank you my 290 has a disapering display thank you for this Mick
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Old 29th Sep 2022, 7:52 pm   #3
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Default Re: Yaesu FT290R Display Repair

Thanks Nigel, not only a great project but very kind of you to make it freely available, hopefully will save a few otherwise scrap FT290s. There are also a legion of PURE DAB radio owners who would probably appreciate something similar for their radios where the OLED displays are a common failure, but that's another story.

There is at least one big Yaesu model with a VFD type display - possibly the FRG7700? - where the display driver ICs often conk out and aren't easily available, so if you are looking for your next radio based display rescue challenge that may be it.

I think the only thing I ever worry about with projects like this in radio equipment is the extent to which the uP circuit may or may not cause radio interference to the host equipment - I take it you haven't noticed any particular problems in that respect?
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Old 30th Sep 2022, 5:01 pm   #4
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Now, that is what I call a generous gesture Nigel, not as though I'm actual interested myself. Ted
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