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Re: [IC-7000] Current draw when in CW Mode

Adrian <vk4tux@...>
 


when in tx mode with no keydown, on the output side i see no power out
as expected and everything appears normal....only the fact is the
input seems to draw current.

Appreciate any comments,

Cheers,

Derek VK2YN
The driver stage is switched on in tx regardless of keying, hence
drawing the current you see.

vk4tux


Current draw when in CW Mode

VK2JAF
 

I operate in CW mode, and use HRD and a Winkeyer unit for sending.
I dont use the BK in function , however put the rig into TX mode via the PTT line using a footswitch on a set of Heil proset headphones.

I notice as soon as i place the rig in TX mode, with no key down, my 12v power supply indicates a draw of approx 5 amps, and as i key, of course the current goes up and down as the rig Transmits.

when in tx mode with no keydown, on the output side i see no power out as expected and everything appears normal....only the fact is the input seems to draw current.

Appreciate any comments,

Cheers,

Derek VK2YN


Re: 7000 Dead

kwelgeest2003
 

--- In ic7000@yahoogroups.com, "VE3FMC" <ve3fmc@...> wrote:

After only owning this radio since November 4 I am not happy. Turned it on yesterday, it powered up briefly, shut down and will not turn back on.
It shouldn't fail in such short time....

Just to be shure: did you check the 5 amp fuse which is behind the front of the IC-7000 ?

I did blew my fuse when connecting an LDG tuner because the center pin was +12 V and I touched the chassis of the tuner first....

Maybe it saves you from sending it in for warranty.

Best 73'

Ben - PE2BZ


Re: 7000 Dead

wa6es
 

My 7000 had almost the same problems, could not figure it out. Turned it on and it shut off at different times. I almost sent it back to be repaired under warranty. I started moving the wires at the power supply and it started to work. I found that when I inserted the wires in the power supply they went in to far and I was clamping in the insulation and only using a strand for the power until that went away. Not saying this is your problem but it could not hurt to check all the power connections and voltages.

Rick / WA6ES

--- In ic7000@yahoogroups.com, "VE3FMC" <ve3fmc@...> wrote:

After only owning this radio since November 4 I am not happy. Turned it on yesterday, it powered up briefly, shut down and will not turn back on.

I am not the only ham who has had some issues with Icom radios lately. A friend of mine bought a new IC 7600 and the first time he transmitted on it smoke came out of it. He shut it off, turned it back on and checked the output into a dummy load and there was no output.

He also had major issues with his Pro III.

I wonder, is Icom's quality level dropping? I have an Icom 735 that has been around for years, no problems with it.

I realize electronic parts can go bad, but after two months? Plus this radio was not always turned on as I use an Icom 718 for digital and do most of my operating with it.

Oh well, off it goes to the warranty depot :(


Re: [IC-7000] 7000 Dead

VE3FMC <ve3fmc@...>
 

I also own an Icom 718, which replaced my first Icom 718 when the rcve went dead on it. Icom Canada repaired that first rig and within 3 days the rcve went again. I will admit Icom was good about it as they replaced the rig with a new one.

I do understand that electronic parts do fail from time to time. I guess it is just the frustration of having this happen.

I love the radio and know that Icom will repair it and all will be well.

--- In ic7000@yahoogroups.com, Dennis Mingear <dennismingear@...> wrote:

I can't comment on declining quality, I've used an IC-718 for several years without issues and I just bought an IC-7000 a few weeks ago and all I can say is "Amazing!". It does everything I imagined it would and more.

Denny ... kd6cyl

--- On Sat, 12/19/09, VE3FMC <ve3fmc@...> wrote:

From: VE3FMC <ve3fmc@...>
Subject: [IC-7000] 7000 Dead
To: ic7000@yahoogroups.com
Date: Saturday, December 19, 2009, 6:54 AM







 









After only owning this radio since November 4 I am not happy. Turned it on yesterday, it powered up briefly, shut down and will not turn back on.



I am not the only ham who has had some issues with Icom radios lately. A friend of mine bought a new IC 7600 and the first time he transmitted on it smoke came out of it. He shut it off, turned it back on and checked the output into a dummy load and there was no output.



He also had major issues with his Pro III.



I wonder, is Icom's quality level dropping? I have an Icom 735 that has been around for years, no problems with it.



I realize electronic parts can go bad, but after two months? Plus this radio was not always turned on as I use an Icom 718 for digital and do most of my operating with it.



Oh well, off it goes to the warranty depot :(

























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Re: [IC-7000] 7000 Dead

Adam Farson
 

I have been using Icom products for 25 years, and have had very few
problems. All were repaired under warranty. The only DOA was a U16 handheld,
which the dealer promptly exchanged.

The only Icom HF radio of mine which malfunctioned was an IC-725 (in 1989)
with a leaky transmitter driver transistor. The service centre repaired the
725 under warranty; I was without the radio for about a week.

Cheers for now, 73,
Adam VA7OJ/AB4OJ


Re: [IC-7000] 7000 Dead

Dennis Mingear <dennismingear@...>
 

I can't comment on declining quality, I've used an IC-718 for several years without issues and I just bought an IC-7000 a few weeks ago and all I can say is "Amazing!". It does everything I imagined it would and more.

Denny ... kd6cyl

--- On Sat, 12/19/09, VE3FMC <ve3fmc@gto.net> wrote:

From: VE3FMC <ve3fmc@gto.net>
Subject: [IC-7000] 7000 Dead
To: ic7000@yahoogroups.com
Date: Saturday, December 19, 2009, 6:54 AM







 









After only owning this radio since November 4 I am not happy. Turned it on yesterday, it powered up briefly, shut down and will not turn back on.



I am not the only ham who has had some issues with Icom radios lately. A friend of mine bought a new IC 7600 and the first time he transmitted on it smoke came out of it. He shut it off, turned it back on and checked the output into a dummy load and there was no output.



He also had major issues with his Pro III.



I wonder, is Icom's quality level dropping? I have an Icom 735 that has been around for years, no problems with it.



I realize electronic parts can go bad, but after two months? Plus this radio was not always turned on as I use an Icom 718 for digital and do most of my operating with it.



Oh well, off it goes to the warranty depot :(

























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Re: [IC-7000] 7000 Dead

Frank J. Connelly <w7nd@...>
 

I have had no problems with my IC-7700, IC-7000, or my previous
IC-756ProIII.

73,
Frank, W7ND


On Dec 19, 2009, at 7:54 AM, VE3FMC wrote:

After only owning this radio since November 4 I am not happy. Turned
it on yesterday, it powered up briefly, shut down and will not turn
back on.

I am not the only ham who has had some issues with Icom radios
lately. A friend of mine bought a new IC 7600 and the first time he
transmitted on it smoke came out of it. He shut it off, turned it
back on and checked the output into a dummy load and there was no
output.

He also had major issues with his Pro III.

I wonder, is Icom's quality level dropping? I have an Icom 735 that
has been around for years, no problems with it.

I realize electronic parts can go bad, but after two months? Plus
this radio was not always turned on as I use an Icom 718 for digital
and do most of my operating with it.

Oh well, off it goes to the warranty depot :(




[Non-text portions of this message have been removed]


7000 Dead

VE3FMC <ve3fmc@...>
 

After only owning this radio since November 4 I am not happy. Turned it on yesterday, it powered up briefly, shut down and will not turn back on.

I am not the only ham who has had some issues with Icom radios lately. A friend of mine bought a new IC 7600 and the first time he transmitted on it smoke came out of it. He shut it off, turned it back on and checked the output into a dummy load and there was no output.

He also had major issues with his Pro III.

I wonder, is Icom's quality level dropping? I have an Icom 735 that has been around for years, no problems with it.

I realize electronic parts can go bad, but after two months? Plus this radio was not always turned on as I use an Icom 718 for digital and do most of my operating with it.

Oh well, off it goes to the warranty depot :(


Re: External Color Monitor Suggestions

Steve Sawicki
 

wow, Nice 9 inch.
I picked up a 7 inch DTV at the start of the hurricane season and I did try it with my 7K the only problem that I experianced was keeping the AV plug in place and setting up a nice location next to the 7K the next item was the TV was warm in comparison to my 7 inch stand alone monitor (THE SECOND SEAT DISPLAY)from a mobile DVD player that I picked up from geeks ,com..
The monitor is easier to place above or next to the 7k since it has a nice case and velcro straps, it ha RCA Vid and Audio inputs and it runs of 12V.
Regards.
AB2ET/4

--- In ic7000@yahoogroups.com, "J. Gordon Beattie, Jr., W2TTT" <w2ttt@...> wrote:

Jack et al,

Here is a nice web site describing the Axion AXN-8701:

http://www.testfreaks.com/blog/review/7-axion-axn-8701-portable-handheld-wid
escreen-lcd-digital-tv/



I chose to go with a Sylvania SRT-902a 9" stereo model for J&R.

http://www.jr.com/sylvania/pe/SVV_SRT902A/

It comes with a rechargeable battery, 12V automotive adapter and a remote
control. I ordered it at about 3:30 PM on Thursday and it will arrive
today, Friday.



Thanks & 73,

Gordon Beattie, W2TTT

201.314.6964



_____

From: ic7000@yahoogroups.com [mailto:ic7000@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of
Jack Rucker
Sent: Wednesday, December 16, 2009 8:07 AM
To: ic7000@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [IC-7000] Re: External Color Monitor Suggestions



Re: [IC-7000] Re: External Color Monitor Suggestions

w2ttt
 

Jack et al,

Here is a nice web site describing the Axion AXN-8701:

http://www.testfreaks.com/blog/review/7-axion-axn-8701-portable-handheld-wid
escreen-lcd-digital-tv/



I chose to go with a Sylvania SRT-902a 9" stereo model for J&R.

http://www.jr.com/sylvania/pe/SVV_SRT902A/

It comes with a rechargeable battery, 12V automotive adapter and a remote
control. I ordered it at about 3:30 PM on Thursday and it will arrive
today, Friday.



Thanks & 73,

Gordon Beattie, W2TTT

201.314.6964



_____

From: ic7000@yahoogroups.com [mailto:ic7000@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of
Jack Rucker
Sent: Wednesday, December 16, 2009 8:07 AM
To: ic7000@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [IC-7000] Re: External Color Monitor Suggestions





I just picked up an Axion AXN-8701 = 7" DVD player & TV, with 115/230V wall
wart, or supplied 12V cig plug & cable. It has flat panel, aux AV, &
rechargeable battery installed.

It has tilt stand, + female threaded 1/4-20 hole for tripod mount, or
permanent mounting. I'll hang with 25# fish line.

Best Buy $99.99 sale ends ~12-19.

I picked it up for my home security system, but it should work on my IC 7K.
So far just checked the TV.






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Re: IC-7000 CAT Control

mellinger1111 <mark.mellinger@...>
 

I just ordered one off of Ebay. You were right the price is very good. The shipping was more then the cable.

Thanks

--- In ic7000@yahoogroups.com, ralph.celone@... wrote:


I initially build my own based on one of the many circuits available on the web. However, when I wanted a second cable, I bought on of these <http://cgi.ebay.com/USB-Programming-CI-V-interface-cable-for-ICOM-Radio-8K_W0QQitemZ220521181719QQcmdZViewItemQQptZLH_DefaultDomain_0?hash=item3358163217> the price was so cheap it wasn't even worth plugging in my soldering iron. This cable has been working very well for me for about 15 months now.


-------------- Original message from "mellinger1111" <mark.mellinger@...>: --------------




I am new to the group and have a fairly simple question. What kind of cable can I use to connect my IC-7000 to my computer for rig control?




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For sale: IC-7000 w/remote kit

Bill Dzurilla NZ5N
 

Really nice IC-7000 transceiver for sale, 160 meters through 70 cm. Works perfectly. Comes with original box, manual, hand mike, power cord, etc. Also comes with the RMK-7000 Remote Kit, still in sealed original box. The rig has never been mobile. Non-smoking home. $990 shipped Cont. USA. Local pick-up welcome (south Florida). I own two IC-7000s and love them but one needs to go.

Photo at: http://swap.qth.com/view_ad.php?counter=786758

73, Bill NZ5N


Re: External Color Monitor Suggestions

Jack Rucker <jackr1@...>
 

I just picked up an Axion AXN-8701 = 7" DVD player & TV, with 115/230V wall wart, or supplied 12V cig plug & cable. It has flat panel, aux AV, & rechargeable battery installed.

It has tilt stand, + female threaded 1/4-20 hole for tripod mount, or permanent mounting. I'll hang with 25# fish line.

Best Buy $99.99 sale ends ~12-19.

I picked it up for my home security system, but it should work on my IC 7K. So far just checked the TV.


Re: External Color Monitor Suggestions

Steve Sawicki
 

ctualy the output is composit vidio and noy "VGA" some computer monitors that are VFGA had composit vidio inputs but most do not.
The best source of 7 inch monitors in the states was Target and Kmart with the 12 volt car display ($75.00 but they are getting scarce.
the latest source is the good old DVD player as most have external vid inputs and is you check out some od the clearence sites (geeks.com) many times you can pick up a mobile DVD player that has a second seat 7 inch monitor for less then $70 (I did) you can pick up some of the new digital 7 inch TV's but check that they have a external input and if yes you will have to make a RCA to 2.5mm adapter.
Regards.
AB2ET/4


Re: [IC-7000] IC-7000 CAT Control

N1GBE
 

I initially build my own based on one of the many circuits available on the web. However, when I wanted a second cable, I bought on of these <http://cgi.ebay.com/USB-Programming-CI-V-interface-cable-for-ICOM-Radio-8K_W0QQitemZ220521181719QQcmdZViewItemQQptZLH_DefaultDomain_0?hash=item3358163217> the price was so cheap it wasn't even worth plugging in my soldering iron. This cable has been working very well for me for about 15 months now.


-------------- Original message from "mellinger1111" <mark.mellinger@flyxna.com>: --------------




I am new to the group and have a fairly simple question. What kind of cable can I use to connect my IC-7000 to my computer for rig control?




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Re: [IC-7000] IC-7000 CAT Control

N1GBE
 

I initially build my own based on one of the many circuits available on the web. However, when I wanted a second cable, I bought on of these <http://cgi.ebay.com/USB-Programming-CI-V-interface-cable-for-ICOM-Radio-8K_W0QQitemZ220521181719QQcmdZViewItemQQptZLH_DefaultDomain_0?hash=item3358163217> the price was so cheap it wasn't even worth plugging in my soldering iron. This cable has been working very well for me for about 15 months now.


-------------- Original message from "mellinger1111" <mark.mellinger@flyxna.com>: --------------




I am new to the group and have a fairly simple question. What kind of cable can I use to connect my IC-7000 to my computer for rig control?




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IC-7000 CAT Control

mellinger1111 <mark.mellinger@...>
 

I am new to the group and have a fairly simple question. What kind of cable can I use to connect my IC-7000 to my computer for rig control?


Re: [IC-7000] External Color Monitor Suggestions

Buco <buco@...>
 

Hi Dean,

Here is link to 8" VGA monitor with price cca 150�:

http://www.pollin.de/shop/dt/Mzk4OTkzOTk-/HiFi_Car_HiFi_Video_TV/TV/Fernseher/8_TFT_LCD_Monitor_X4_Tech_Zelo_M8.html

For connection you need VGA port to connect IC-7000.

Best regards,

BUCO

S56LW




kstrsdn pravi:


Can someone please give me any advice or suggestions where to buy a 7" external color monitor for the IC-7000 other than the one we see on QTH. Any information would be greatly appreciated.

Dean
N8DWK

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Re: AT100Pro and grounding?

ve5kc <ve5kc@...>
 

Hi Ted,

I don't think there was a problem with the newer LDG tuners. Here is the best place to find the answer:

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/LDG-auto-tuners/

Dwayne from LDG is active on this forum.

73 . . Ken - VE5KC
http://www.amateur-radio.ca

--- In ic7000@yahoogroups.com, Ted Leonard <n2isq@...> wrote:

Hello,
Somewhere in the past I recall seeing that there was a computability
issue with tuners on the 7K
I have an AT100Pro tuner I used with my 706 that seems to work with the
7K but
wasn't there an issue with the cooling fan. Would a different cable take
care of this or is a
different tuner required to be safe?
Also I saw a post about the grounding on the 13 pin Din (the shell?) my
MicroHam DigiKeyer
is not happy. Was there a fix posted for grounding the shell of the
connector? If so I can't
find it.
But overall what a great radio!!

Ted W3VG