Yaesu FT-290R internal battery power? Answered
I have recently become a licensed radio amateur in the UK. I have acquired a few radios and my main one at the moment is a Yaesu FT-290R. I have been running it off a 12v regulated power supply just fine up to now, but I cannot get the 8 internal "C" cells to power it.
I've put in 8 new Cs, correct polarity.
I've looked at a .PDF of the owner's manual online, no help there.
Any ideas? I really want to get into SOTA and WOTA, but with no portable PS I can't.... :-(
By the way, my callsign is M6AIM, mike, six, alpha, india, mike.