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Re: Icom 706 extended tx

Posted: 14 Sep 2017, 15:38
by MrWeetabix
Ah I remember now. The lad lived in the flats..... Yeah, I didn;t keep the George long either.

I regretted letting my mate have my 2nd 706MK2..... recently begged him to get it back, and did. Brilliant little radios! I have one in the car and one in the shack. So versatile!

I tried the 7000, but I didn't like how hot it used to get, even just sat on RX. It just put me right off.

Re: Icom 706 extended tx

Posted: 14 Sep 2017, 16:08
by astradyne
I upgraded to a MK2-G and it's an excellent radio. The coverage is beyond belief on these things.

Re: Icom 706 extended tx

Posted: 14 Sep 2017, 19:40
by tenrohle
I wish mine would tx on 11m! :(

Re: Icom 706 extended tx

Posted: 15 Sep 2017, 09:22
by astradyne
tenrohle wrote:I wish mine would tx on 11m! :(
Did you reset the CPU after removing the diode?

Re: Icom 706 extended tx

Posted: 15 Sep 2017, 11:12
by MrWeetabix
tenrohle wrote:I wish mine would tx on 11m! :(
who advised you to 'crush' the diode?

Re: Icom 706 extended tx

Posted: 15 Sep 2017, 19:29
by tenrohle
astradyne : yes a couple of times

mrweetabix : there is a couple of ways of doing it, and thats one. sounds all wrong I know!
"The second diode from the left needs to be removed. I did this by crushing it with long-nosed pliers. You can also heat it with a low-wattage soldering iron and pull it up with tweezers. Be sure not to damage the other diodes or the PCB. Be sure that you don't apply too much heat, since the heat can damage the PCB and the other diodes."

The diode itself is about 2mm in size so removing it would require me purchasing a tiny soldering iron, a magnifying glass and some tweezers.

Is there a chance that the remaining feet are the problem?