Yaesu FT-920

Inrad Roofing Filter installation instruction

 

Special thanks to George W2VJN and Trey from Inrad (International Radio Corp)

for developing and merchandising this excellent mod!

 

Prepare the two coax cables

 

solder the braid of the coax cables in the connectors outer shield

 

Remove the bottom cover of the FT-920

 

Remove the top cover of the FT-920

 

Inrad CW Switchboard with Inrad 400 Hz and Inrad 1000 Hz filters

 

Inrad SSB Switchboard with Inrad 1800 Hz and Inrad 2800 Hz filters

 

Turn the radio over, so the bottom of the radio is facing up

 

Remove the large shielded assembly

 

Detach the four white strip wire harnesses from the main board

(the 4th strip wire one is underneath the large one on the left)

 

When the board is free, raise it to the vertical position

 

Lay the board like this

 

In this way it is very easy to do the work on the main board

 

Desolder C1111 (right in the middle of the photo)

 

Solder the coax cables to the pads left open by C1111

Ground the shields to the nearest ground pads

 

Re-install the board and set the radio on its left side

 

Prepare the mod board by soldering the red to +12V and the black wire to GND

 

I installed both wire to the SSB Switchboard MOD

 

The Instruction Manual says:

"Dress the coaxes and red wire through the opening in the casting near the front panel

on the right side of the radio as it lies up side down and trough the opening in the front center"

However, I could only find an opening in the casting on the left side of the radio!

The coax cables are much too short to use the opening on the left side

Therefore I made a solution myself, as you can see on the photos

With a file I made a little space in the aluminum casting of the radio

 

 

With a file you can make a little space in the top cover to give the coax cables some room

 

After re-assembling and switching on the radio everything worked fine!

 

 

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