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Offline europirate

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FRG-7 power switch
« on: October 27, 2023, 1205 UTC »
I'm currently refurbishing an elderly but classic Yaesu FRG-7 receiver, does anyone know where I could get a power switch or just the red plastic toggle?  The switch appears to be fine but the plastic toggle is broken.  Maybe you know someone with a scrap chassis?

I believe the switch body and coloured plastic toggle were originally available separately and were used extensively on several Yaesu boxes of this period.

It's a Fujisoku 8H2011 which, according to some sources, suggest that even after some 40+ years they may still be available, however Iíve not turned up anything in the UK via RS, Farnell/CPC or Rapid.

« Last Edit: October 27, 2023, 1224 UTC by europirate »
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Re: FRG-7 power switch
« Reply #1 on: October 27, 2023, 1208 UTC »
I've seen Frog 7s parted out on eBay from time to time. You might want to keep an eye out there.

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Re: FRG-7 power switch
« Reply #2 on: October 27, 2023, 1215 UTC »
Thanks, yes, I think I will be hunting the radio rallies (ham meets) too for a scrap set
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Re: FRG-7 power switch
« Reply #3 on: October 27, 2023, 2115 UTC »
I ventured down the rabbit hole, as I have a nice Sears FRG-7. Hopefully it stays nice, but things happen, so....

The switch is available. Nidec makes it. Possibly Honeywell as well, assuming it is not just a reband.

The lever cap is another issue, especially in red. Nidec lists black and white, but I could not find any currently for sale.

Replacing with a similar size NKK M2 switch and lever cap *might* work. YMMV and probably not worth the hassle.

With as many FRG-7s still out there, particularly the ones being repaired and restored, I figured at least someone else has already been down the rabbit hole as well. Sure enough. :)

https://ph2lb.nl/blog/index.php?page=yaesu-frg7-mods#switchknob
https://www.tinkercad.com/things/0d2IJxrnvM2
https://www.thingiverse.com/lex_ph2lb/designs

There ya' go for 3D printed lever cap replacements. If you do not have access to a 3D printer, he offers them for sale.

https://www.ph2lb.nl/webshop/order.php
« Last Edit: October 27, 2023, 2132 UTC by RobRich »
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Re: FRG-7 power switch
« Reply #4 on: October 28, 2023, 0800 UTC »
Thanks RobRich, thats a great find and I'll definately give the 3D printed part a go from PH2LB.

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