Showing posts from April, 2023

FT-100 Faceplate Tabs

  I just realized I never really published I made these on here. A few years ago I broke the retaining tabs that hold the control head to my FT-100 radio. I anguished because I had just sold my spare bezel to someone who had done the same thing, and at that point Yaesu told me they were completely out of stock on those and they were discontinued. So I just did what I do and made a 3D printable replacement. I designed them so that one does not need to remove the bezel at all. It can just wedge in the spot where the old tab was. Due to the "Sub-panel" being injection molded when there is a part that is free floating there has to be gap underneath so that the mould can support the retaining tab as it being formed. This hole allows the piece to be inserted.  I made 2 inserts. One style for the top and one style for the bottom. I have been using them for years and they have worked well for me.  If you need some. Please send me an email to

FT-100 and IC-706 Knobs

I have found that Yaesu no longer sells any knobs for the FT-100 and FT-100D, Icom also no longer sells any knobs for the 706 Series. I confirmed this by a phone call to their respective parts department.  So if you want to not pay an arm and a leg for knobs for you FT-100 or Icom 706 Series radios. I modeled up some compatible knobs for each radio. I have a 706MKIIG but I am pretty sure all the 706 series use the same kind.  I currently have for the FT-100/D: Volume, RF gain/ Squelch, and Select knobs IC-706 series: Volume, Shift, M-CH, and RF/Squelch knobs  If you need some, please send me an email to