Re: Replacement fan suggestions
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Gigaparts.com had the right fan for my TM-D700A radio when the original fan got crushed while under the driver's seat, but they don't have any D700 parts listed today.
Many other posts say to simply buy a 12v ball bearing fan of the right dimensions and change out the connector. They say it runs much quieter than the OEM fan.
But I found a vendor who still lists the OEM fan for $27.13 plus shipping (I presume)...
Lee Besing, N5NTG
San Antonio TX
From: Doug Alderdice <ka2wft@...>
Sent: Wed, 06 Nov 2019 10:30 PM
Subject: Re: [TMD700A] Replacement fan suggestions
OK, thanks. That was kind of my plan, to just look for the right size
12V fan, but thought I'd ask in case someone had found a particular unit
that they were satisfied with and would recommend.
On 11/6/2019 11:03 PM, Herb wrote:
> I have replaced the fan in several of my radios as the do fail in time. I have always used any 12v fan I could buy at a Hamfest that was the correct dimensions to fit the bracket. Have had to splice the wires in the current connector to make them work but have always got them to work just fine.
> I am sure you can search the internet and find a fan that fits for a few bucks....
> Herb, KB7UVC
> NW APRS Group, West Sound Coordinator
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: TMD700A@groups.io [mailto:TMD700A@groups.io] On Behalf Of Doug Alderdice
> Sent: Wednesday, November 06, 2019 6:21 PM
> To: TMD700A@groups.io
> Subject: [TMD700A] Replacement fan suggestions
> What's the current thinking on a replacement cooling fan for the D700?
> Mine is getting rather noisy like they do, and I guess I am lucky it has
> taken all this time to get to this point, despite a lot of use and a lot
> of miles over the years.
> Are the fans still available from Kenwood, or, is there a better fan
> that you've found for this purpose?
> Tnx es 73,
> Doug, KA2WFT