SS360FM mk II . FM receive just isn't right.

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SS360FM mk II . FM receive just isn't right.

Post by cb4ever104 » 07 Apr 2018, 18:07

Hi All .

I've been working on this 360FM for most of the week. Changed the 2SA1012. Used Nick's mod (thanks !) to convert it to 5 bands. Changed the band switch to a 5 way one. Changed the led , +10khz , and the beep. So it's kept me pretty busy.

So I'm more or less finished with it. However. The FM receive just doesn't sound right. There's no "crunch" to it. It's more like a mild hiss. It's maybe as if there's a tiny signal coming in (there isn't) that's cancelling out the usual FM white noise. I changed the discriminator just in case , but it's still the same. L6 does vary the received audio , but it's still not right. Before I really jump in I was just wondering if there were any other common known issues that might cause this ?

The radio works fine apart from this.

Thanks in advance for any information.

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Re: SS360FM mk II . FM receive just isn't right.

Post by 14CS06 » 07 Apr 2018, 20:17

Hello Sammy

If L6 does not react it must be replaced

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Re: SS360FM mk II . FM receive just isn't right.

Post by astradyne » 08 Apr 2018, 10:52

I'd go with Claude on this one Sammy. If L6 isn't adjusting correctly then that would be my first port of call for repair. Hopefully this will be the issue and an easy fix.
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Re: SS360FM mk II . FM receive just isn't right.

Post by cb4ever104 » 08 Apr 2018, 11:27

Hi.

Sorry. Maybe I should have been a bit clearer. L6 is fine. That's what I was saying. I changed it anyway just to be sure. I'm still getting just a hissing noise on FM. I'll start doing some more tests around the discriminator. Won't be able to continue with it till June, but I'll post back with any findings.

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Re: SS360FM mk II . FM receive just isn't right.

Post by 13EL121 » 12 Apr 2018, 05:24

Hi Sammy, maybe a dry capacitor in the audio stage? Check the 330uf near the audio chip. Had the same issue. Are there the grey YEC caps inside?

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Re: SS360FM mk II . FM receive just isn't right.

Post by cb4ever104 » 12 Apr 2018, 08:35

Hi Ralf .

Could be , although the other modes seem fine . I don't have the radio at the moment , but I've been looking at the schematic . I'm thinking maybe a filter issue , but I'll need to do some more testing . I'll post back once I've had another chance to look at it .

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