Yaesu Musen Co. Amateur Radio Equipment in Australia During The 1960's

by Greg Whiter, VK4IG (Ex VK3CA)

Below is the first page of a three page Trouble Shooting Guide on the FT-100, which Bail Electronic Services published in 1966. It gives an indication of the trouble they went to in order to maintain a high quality name for Yaesu Musen's products.


FT-100Trouble Shooting Guide - Page 1

Above is shown Page 1 of the FT-100 Trouble Shooting Guide. Symptoms varied from low drive to VFO frequency instability.

FT-100Trouble Shooting Guide - Page 2
Page 2 of Bail Electronics Services FT-100 Trouble Shooting Guide covers such problems as VFO FM'ing on speach to low transmitter power output.
FT-100Trouble Shooting Guide - Page 3
Page 3 of the Trouble Shooting Guide covers no transmitter out to oscillation in the receiver RF amplifier stage.

 

Fred & Jim Bail Shown at left are
Fred Bail,
VK3YS
and Jim Bail,
VK3ABA.

At right are depicted
various Bail logos.

Bail Radio & TV Service Logo
Bail Electronic Services Logo, early version
Bail Electronics Services Logo, late version

Fred Bail passed away in the late 1970's, Jim Bail passed away in the early 1980's. Following Fred's passing their company was sold to Stan Roberts of Teletramel, who continued to run Bail Electronic Services into the early 1990's from the Victorian country town of Wangaratta.

The author would be happy to hear from anybody who has very early Yaesu equipment, such as FL-20 Mark's 1 and 2, or FL-100B Mark's 1 and 2. By way of some background information on the author, Greg Whiter was employed by Bail Electronic Services (see 1974 staff photo) from the late 1960's through to 1977. Following this period he formed the company GFS Electronic Imports, GFS Electronics and then Portable Masts Australia Pty Ltd, of which he is a director today.

Any comments on this web site should be directed to the author, Greg Whiter at :
GregWhiter@portablemasts.com.au

Next Page - FTdx400 Transceiver
Other Pages at this site, include: FL-100B, the first Australian Yaesu radio, F-Line of the mid 1960's,  FL-10/40 Details, FL-20 Circuit and photos, BES 1974 Staff Photo, Yaesu/VK3YS/VK3ABA QSL Cards, FL-50 Magazine Review and photos, Photo and details of Yaesu's first SSB Transceiver, the 1966 released solid state FT-100, the 1968 released FTdx400, The Yaesu Museum (German Site)

Other web articles by the same author   The Chronological History of the Development of Radio
Origins Of The Handie Talkie
T
he History Of Clark Masts
The Early History of GFS Electronics

Any comments on this article should be directed to the author, Greg Whiter at: GregWhiter@portablemasts.com.au

This page is sponsored by Portable Masts Australia Pty Ltd
Suppliers of Fast Erecting air operated telescopic portable masts and towers as well as Debeglass Non-Conductive Guy Wire
For product details and a catalogue covering over 200 different mast types of Clark Masts go to
PMA's web site.
PMA Logo
Phone: +61 402130692
Mob: 0402130692
PMA Contact Details


Copyright © Greg D. Whiter 2014 - All rights Reserved

This page was last updated 19-07-2014