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Replacement fan suggestions

Doug Alderdice
 

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

Herb
 

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
Our WEB Site: http://blog.nwaprs.info/

-----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

Doug Alderdice
 

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.

73,

D.

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
Our WEB Site: http://blog.nwaprs.info/
-----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

Lee Besing
 

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)...


https://www.pacparts.com/part.cfm?sku=880W19%2D7088%2D92


Lee Besing, N5NTG
210-771-7075
San Antonio TX


-----Original Message-----
From: Doug Alderdice <ka2wft@...>
To: TMD700A@groups.io
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.

73,

D.


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
> Our WEB Site:  http://blog.nwaprs.info/
>
>
>
> -----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




Lee Besing
 

https://www.pacparts.com/model.cfm?mfg=kenwood&model_id=TMD700A&action=list_part

For a list of all Kenwood TM-D700 parts from this vendor.


Lee Besing, N5NTG
210-771-7075
San Antonio TX


-----Original Message-----
From: Doug Alderdice <ka2wft@...>
To: TMD700A@groups.io
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.

73,

D.


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
> Our WEB Site:  http://blog.nwaprs.info/
>
>
>
> -----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




Doug Alderdice
 

Thank you for all the suggestions.

73,

Doug, KA2WFT

On 11/7/2019 4:55 AM, Lee Besing wrote:
https://www.pacparts.com/model.cfm?mfg=kenwood&model_id=TMD700A&action=list_part
For a list of all Kenwood TM-D700 parts from this vendor.
Lee Besing, N5NTG
210-771-7075 <tel:2107717075>
San Antonio TX
-----Original Message-----
From: Doug Alderdice <ka2wft@...>
To: TMD700A@groups.io
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.
73,
D.
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
> Our WEB Site: http://blog.nwaprs.info/
>
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: TMD700A@groups.io <mailto:TMD700A@groups.io>
[mailto:TMD700A@groups.io <mailto:TMD700A@groups.io>] On Behalf Of Doug Alderdice
> Sent: Wednesday, November 06, 2019 6:21 PM
> To: TMD700A@groups.io <mailto: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