Re: [IC-7000] FAILURE


Bill Dowis <wdhbca@...>
 

A band scope of the performance similar to the 7600, Pro III.



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From: "jackr1@optonline.net" <jackr1@optonline.net>
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Sent: Monday, August 20, 2012 8:46 AM
Subject: Re: [IC-7000] FAILURE


 
The HF only 7000 would be worth looking into. Maybe the extra air inside would keep the smoke in.

Jack_son
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From: Bill Dowis
Sent: Monday, August 20, 2012 11:10 AM
To: ic7000@yahoogroups.com
Subject: Re: [IC-7000] FAILURE

I am beyond the problem now... Probably not worth fixing and the word is out in Asia a new radio soon to introduced. A 7000 with a full time band scope instead of the VHF,UHF capability... Maybe

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From: Don Rolph <mailto:don.rolph%40gmail.com>
To: "mailto:ic7000%40yahoogroups.com" <mailto:ic7000%40yahoogroups.com>
Sent: Monday, August 20, 2012 7:54 AM
Subject: Re: [IC-7000] FAILURE

But if I might, many including myself are successfully using the IC-7000 without problems. Service experience seems on a par with other transceivers.

This suggests two thoughts:

- a specific problem with your unit: perhaps a third party review (Bill?) might help here

- there is a service requirement of yours which is challenging to the transceiver

Anecdotes do not, however, make for service data in and of themselves.
On Aug 19, 2012, at 6:08 PM, Bill Dowis <mailto:wdhbca%40yahoo.com> wrote:

The radio has been to Icom three (3) time for the exact same problem; I have accrued in excess of $500 in repair to have the same malady occur for the now four times.

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Sent: Sunday, August 19, 2012 2:27 PM
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There are no problems with the 7000 move along

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Sent: Sun, Aug 19, 2012 16:48:28 GMT+00:00
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Bill,

Stop putting down the IC 7000.
Any piece of electrical equipment will fail on occasions.

My 706 MK II G has never had any issues and runs MUCH cooler.<<<
I must inform you that the IC 706 MK11G, IC 756 PRO3 and the IC 7000 all runs within 1 to 2 degree of each other.

I always use an external fan with mine. <<<
As per your own words, " I always use an external fan with mine." then the Radio should not have a heat related problem.
I can understand that you are and have every reason to be dismayed. But, until you know for sure what caused the failure, quit looking for an excuse to blame the Radio.
Have you RULED Out your Power Supply?

While operating phone SSB my 7000 started drawing extremely high current levels
(30 Amps plus) at 14.0 VDC then total RF output failure. <<<

Are you sure the Radio wasn't fed (30 Amps plus @ 14VDC) INSTEAD of Drawing 30 plus Amps?

Something keeps bugging me.

Why over Amperage and not over Voltage?

(((73))) Milverton.

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From: Bill Dowis <mailto:wdhbca%40yahoo.com>
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Sent: Saturday, August 18, 2012 11:05 AM
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The receive is excellent: Quieter than my 7600! I will secure repair though I am leaning toward the TS 590. It is relatively small may not be plagued with the problems of the 7000. The question is how much
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