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Re: Pretty quiet on here ....

Postby Buick Mackane » 02 Aug 2017, 10:14

This section of the forum has been quiet for a few years now, Why that is i dunno, At one point it used to be really active in here.

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Re: Pretty quiet on here ....

Postby cb4ever104 » 02 Aug 2017, 10:36

Yeah . All the the intelligent people (Ashtec , RD250 etc.) have all buggered off , and left us numpties here :)
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Re: Pretty quiet on here ....

Postby Admiral » 02 Aug 2017, 10:51

The whole board is dead at the moment, hopefully summer holidays rather than the death knell.
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Re: Pretty quiet on here ....

Postby NightProwler » 02 Aug 2017, 11:38

OK I got one. The VFO on my MK1 Lincoln slips and jumps but I have another Lincoln here in shabby condition with a perfect VFO that I dont use so I was thinking of swapping them over, How straight forward is this?
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Postby cb4ever104 » 02 Aug 2017, 11:56

NightProwler wrote:OK I got one. The VFO on my MK1 Lincoln slips and jumps but I have another Lincoln here in shabby condition with a perfect VFO that I dont use so I was thinking of swapping them over, How straight forward is this?


Haven't done that one Rich , but I did have to repair one of the push buttons . Took me a good while to remove the front of the radio . They didn't make it easy , but then again I like the Lincoln , and won't hear a bad word said against her :)
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Re: Pretty quiet on here ....

Postby Snake Plissken » 02 Aug 2017, 12:26

OK I got one. The VFO on my MK1 Lincoln slips and jumps but I have another Lincoln here in shabby condition with a perfect VFO that I dont use so I was thinking of swapping them over, How straight forward is this?


I have a Mk1 Lincoln here, VFO will skip a beat maybe once every rotation...It's just not bad enough for me to bother changing yet :lol:

IIRC it's mounted on it's own tiny PCB, connects to rest of radio with a little connector....no de-soldering i think...

You will probably need to unscrew the front chassis from the sides, and carefully move this assembly forward...you may have to unbolt some of the other controls from the radio front, or disconnect them from the radio (the controls bolt through the fascia)....save yourself a ballache and label the connectors if you do!

Once you have room to operate, it's just a case of undoing the nut on the VFO shaft and swapping it out for the replacement :clap:

Anyone else feel free to chime in, been a while since I had a Lincoln this far apart!
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Re: Pretty quiet on here ....

Postby NightProwler » 02 Aug 2017, 13:42

Cheers guys, Although after reading that im thinking can I really be arsed :?

Right heres another one...Yaesu FT757GX2 with a very dim meter bulb...Discuss :D
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Re: Pretty quiet on here ....

Postby harakiri » 02 Aug 2017, 14:46

NightProwler wrote:OK I got one. The VFO on my MK1 Lincoln slips and jumps but I have another Lincoln here in shabby condition with a perfect VFO that I dont use so I was thinking of swapping them over, How straight forward is this?


I did one time take one of these from a old RCI 2950 and put it in a Lincoln. I had to take it off its tiny pcb board and put it on the Lincoln tiny pcb,as it did not match. One of them had a tiny connector (RCI I think).

It was time consuming but easy. Most of the time went to what Sammy said,taking the radio apart.. Front off etc.

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Re: Pretty quiet on here ....

Postby cb4ever104 » 02 Aug 2017, 14:49

NightProwler wrote:Right heres another one...Yaesu FT757GX2 with a very dim meter bulb...Discuss :D


Sorry . No . Wrong section :)
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Re: Pretty quiet on here ....

Postby The Collector » 02 Aug 2017, 16:36

All most people out there need to know is that the red wire goes to the red or + terminal and the black goes to the other one.

That's about the limit of MY electrical know-how anyway ;(

Oh..and I can solder a PL plug on and resolder a mic' plug if I know where the wires go.

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Re: Pretty quiet on here ....

Postby MrWeetabix » 03 Aug 2017, 08:45

if most people knew that, then there would be no need for the 'idiot Diode' :-P

If it's broke, the best I can do to nurse it back to health is but it in a box and ship it of to the Radio Stig in Wales ;-)
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Re: Pretty quiet on here ....

Postby Buick Mackane » 03 Aug 2017, 10:28

NightProwler wrote:Cheers guys, Although after reading that im thinking can I really be arsed :?

Right heres another one...Yaesu FT757GX2 with a very dim meter bulb...Discuss :D


Super bright LED. Next :mrgreen:

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Re: Pretty quiet on here ....

Postby harakiri » 03 Aug 2017, 16:01

Sammy .. Got one for you (and everyone that wants to join),not a problem though,but an advice is needed. I just got news from the seller of the solder station that if it does not come this week I`ll be getting a full refound as it is sold out.(I suspect the seller never sent it anyway,but that is another debate) This is ok. news to get,but does not solve my problem of not having a good working station. When searching online there is so many for sale.. Any advice for a good,not to expensive soldering station that ships worldwide?



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Re: Pretty quiet on here ....

Postby The Collector » 03 Aug 2017, 17:53

We've had this topic before, recently too so maybe a quick search is the order of the day.

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Re: Pretty quiet on here ....

Postby NightProwler » 03 Aug 2017, 19:18

Sammy...My big toe on my right foot is hurting, What can I do?
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