Re: in the adjustment menu i can not get the driver idle current down to the 1 amp setting


Pasquale S
 

I agree with Steve.

 

When you can not get 2.5 Ampere with UHF Adj, you have UHF mosfet with any issue. You can get power (often 15-25 watt….) but you need to fix with new mosfet RD60HUF.

 

73s Pasquale IW0HEX

 

 

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Da: Steve W3AHL
Inviato: lunedì 25 aprile 2022 18:14
A: ic7000@groups.io
Oggetto: Re: [ic7000] in the adjustment menu i can not get the driver idle current down to the 1 amp setting

 

Dave,
The UHF Idle Current definitely needs to be set to 2.5 amps for minimum distortion and spurious emissions.  I would suggest replacing the UHF PA FET.  There are other possible causes, but diagnosing them would be more difficult that replacing the PA.  

Setting the Idle Current establishes the FET's operating set point so that the positive and negative peaks of the RF signal aren't clipped.  There is no or minimal signal applied (thus the term "Idle"), so ALC should not be an issue.  

If you do replace the UHF PA FET, you will should perform all of the TX adjustments for the UHF band, since the newer FETs seem to have different gain than the original ones used, in my experience.  This requires applying the correct audio drive signal at seveal different levels.

Steve, W3AHL

 

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