The Yaesu SMB-201 Mobile Transceiver Cooling Fans provide a secure mounting bracket and heat dissipation for the mobile radios. Supplied with a 10.5 volt AC adapter, model SAD-11B. The SMB-201 is compatible with several models of Yaesu transceivers.
When using one of these radios in the ham shack, this cooling fan is a must-have. It extends the life of the radio by keeping it from rover heating. This unit uses of mounting hardware supplied with the radio.
- 5.750 in.Width
- 3.875 in. Depth
- 3.500 in. Height
- 2 lbs.
My Yaesu SMB-201 Cooling Fan Experience
I decided to run an FTM 400 in the shack because the mars mod for the FT 991A is not available. There is one frequency outside of the ham bands I need for my volunteer work. My radio was getting warm on the shelf, I tried to raise it but that made little difference.
I cane across the SMB-201 while looking for a cooling solution, and it was designed exactly for what I needed it to do. When it arrived I connected it with the radios hardware. Then I threw a couple of ferrite beads on the power adapter. I normally like to power my peripherals with the power supply to avoid noisy wall warts, but the 10.5 volt requirement made that impossible. Thinking of changing to a 13.8 volt fan.
I hit the power switch and the fan came to life, it was very quite. A nice feature I would have liked a way for the fan to turn on and off with the radio, to cool the one I have under my rear truck seat. I recommend it for anyone with an over heating radio in the shack.