Re: low power out on HF

Jamie WW3S <ww3s@...>

On TX, I get almost 7 volts on 1 final.....less than half a volt on the other.....looks like that area got very hot at one time....should there be heat sink compound between the metal plate on top of the finals and the case? The VHF/UHF finals all have "springs" on them to contact the case, not so on the hf finals ?

------ Original Message ------
From: "Paul Hansen" <pwhansen@...>
Sent: 1/19/2021 8:26:21 AM
Subject: Re: [ic7000] low power out on HF

25 watts kind of indicates one of the PA transistors has failed. Measure the gate voltage in TX. It should be anywhere between 3.5 and 4.5 volts. It should also be zero in RX.


Thank You


Paul W. Hansen, W6XA

Amateur Radio Service

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Tucker, GA 30084

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From: [] On Behalf Of Jamie WW3S
Sent: Monday, January 18, 2021 21:49
Subject: [ic7000] low power out on HF


Only getting about 25 watts out or so on HF, VHF/UHF is fine, full power.....Its NOT the power cord, I've tried a couple different ones, same result, and those cords work fine with my 7300, I had a problem with the 7000 before, actually no power out on HF and SARS in Michigan, replaced maybe the driver transistor, is it common for this part to go bad? Any thing to watch out for to prevent it from happening in the future. 

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