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Another Classic Saved From The Scrap Box.

Post by astradyne » 10 Jun 2018, 18:11

This poor 360FM was in a bad way when I got it off eBay spares or repair. It was as cheap as chips but it was as dead as a doornail.

Happily it's now all up and running and an excellent radio it is too. Lovely RX and TX. Some buffoon had evidently wired it up reverse polarity and blown the PLL, both adders, audio IC, both voltage regulators and the driver and output. Thankfully I found all the parts I needed from a scrap PCB, my box of bits and pieces and by ordering a new 145106P from China.

And to think, I was borderline stripping it down for spares and parts to sell...
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Post by mrpsychopath » 10 Jun 2018, 19:28

Good job 👍
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Post by mikeH » 10 Jun 2018, 21:23

Good stuff.
Tidy front panel, too.

Does the 360 not have an idiot diode - or was it too big an idiot?

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Post by Techquest » 10 Jun 2018, 22:52

Nice one astro well done.
@MikeH murphys law states = the IDIOT will always be bigger than the diode .
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Re: Another Classic Saved From The Scrap Box.

Post by astradyne » 11 Jun 2018, 00:53

mikeH wrote:
10 Jun 2018, 21:23
Good stuff.
Tidy front panel, too.

Does the 360 not have an idiot diode - or was it too big an idiot?

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Indeed it does have an idiot diode. It was all in one piece but done for. The idiot who blew the diode more than likely used a nail as a fuse (as idiots do) and took the lot out.

The front is ok. I'd say average for one of these rigs. Small ding in the bezel to the left of the signal meter which is a shame as the chrome is actually very good.
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Re: Another Classic Saved From The Scrap Box.

Post by cb4ever104 » 11 Jun 2018, 08:36

astradyne wrote:
10 Jun 2018, 18:11
and blown the PLL, both adders, audio IC, both voltage regulators and the driver and output
Are you sure he didn't wire it up to the mains Andy ? :) Don't think I've ever seem so many blown parts after a reverse polarity .

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Re: Another Classic Saved From The Scrap Box.

Post by astradyne » 11 Jun 2018, 09:24

cb4ever104 wrote:
11 Jun 2018, 08:36
astradyne wrote:
10 Jun 2018, 18:11
and blown the PLL, both adders, audio IC, both voltage regulators and the driver and output
Are you sure he didn't wire it up to the mains Andy ? :) Don't think I've ever seem so many blown parts after a reverse polarity .

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Maybe so Sammy. Not even the signal meter bulb lit up when I first got it.
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Re: Another Classic Saved From The Scrap Box.

Post by original45 » 13 Jun 2018, 17:05

Saved it.
I wish I had the confidence and knowledge to do the work you have their ,to save it from the scrap bin that fantastic.

Excellent work and great result.

I love the older radios I'm glad to see one being saved.

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Re: Another Classic Saved From The Scrap Box.

Post by astradyne » 13 Jun 2018, 18:03

original45 wrote:
13 Jun 2018, 17:05
Saved it.
I wish I had the confidence and knowledge to do the work you have their ,to save it from the scrap bin that fantastic.

Excellent work and great result.

I love the older radios I'm glad to see one being saved.
Thanks. It was in a really bad way.
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