From WB9RJQ - 29 January 2000
Two comments if I might. First, has anyone noticed that the FT-100 is
noisy when it is first turned on in cold weather? Not a big problem and
it settles down in a couple of minutes.
Much bigger problem. That ATAS antenna is a terrible design for cold
weather areas! It has a tendency to freeze up at 15 degrees F or below.
A problem known to Yaesu who really doesn't care. Their suggestion was
to drive to Florida and work dx from there. I would strongly recommend
that any northerner consider a different product.