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Just picked up a 7000..

Richy Russo
 

Hi Rich here,

I just picked up a lightly used 7000 with the mic mod. I reset the radio and I am interested in some of the menu settings you use for optimum performance on HF and VHF/UHF. Thanks, Richy N2ZD


Re: RX preamp

Pete N
 

--- chajun.t21 wrote:

Hello all other than 160/80mtrs do ops usually have their rx preamps on or off on all other bands?
I almost never use the preamp on any band.

I am more likely to use the attenuator although I rarely use that either.

KC2WI


Re: [IC-7000] RX preamp

bty863644
 

Hello Jack many thanks for the informative reply.
Regards
Charles
GM4WIE

--- In ic7000@yahoogroups.com, Jack Rucker <jackr1@...> wrote:

Chas,

I only work 40 M CW Mobile, so I guess I qualify.

If the band seems about dead, I turn on the preamp. If it is full of QRM, or a lot of QRN, I turn it off, if I can still hear my desired station/s. It is easier than playing with menus and filters, if it accomplishes what I need.

Good QSK is an important IC7000 feature, and this is easier with adequate signal level, and minimum extraneous noise - aided by preamp on-off. Single signal reception isn't necessary for me, as I enjoy being able to copy several QSOs and know what is going on near my QRG. I learned to filter signals in my head as a kid, with WW2 BC-348 and command sets, which had 'barn door' BW. I hated the first Collins I used, with mechanical filter - 'the band is wide open, but my receiver can only hear one station'.

Jack_son
============================================

Hello all other than 160/80mtrs do ops usually have their rx preamps on or off on all other bands?
rgds
Chas
GM4WIE







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Re: [IC-7000] Re: IC-7000 Heat Problem out of the bag.

LOU BEAUBIEN <loucge@...>
 

----- Original Message -----
From: WA9FVP
To: ic7000@yahoogroups.com
Sent: Friday, June 04, 2010 9:56 PM
Subject: [IC-7000] Re: IC-7000 Heat Problem out of the bag.



If your not using the radio mobile, dial down the "Back light(Switches)" to 0%. It should help.

--- In ic7000@yahoogroups.com, ab2et <ab2et@...> wrote:
>
> Thank you for the information
> had a feeling that this was so but it looks like its more then the simple addition of a mini fan will cure.
> I am surprised that the "Canadian" censors permitted this to be posted, must be on vacation in JA land?
> Now watch all of the stooges claim that its not so.....
> Regards.
> Steve
> AB2ET/4
>
>
>
>
>
>


Re: [IC-7000] RX preamp

Jack Rucker <jackr1@...>
 

Chas,

I only work 40 M CW Mobile, so I guess I qualify.

If the band seems about dead, I turn on the preamp. If it is full of QRM, or a lot of QRN, I turn it off, if I can still hear my desired station/s. It is easier than playing with menus and filters, if it accomplishes what I need.

Good QSK is an important IC7000 feature, and this is easier with adequate signal level, and minimum extraneous noise - aided by preamp on-off. Single signal reception isn't necessary for me, as I enjoy being able to copy several QSOs and know what is going on near my QRG. I learned to filter signals in my head as a kid, with WW2 BC-348 and command sets, which had 'barn door' BW. I hated the first Collins I used, with mechanical filter - 'the band is wide open, but my receiver can only hear one station'.

Jack_son
============================================

Hello all other than 160/80mtrs do ops usually have their rx preamps on or off on all other bands?
rgds
Chas
GM4WIE







=======================================


Re: [IC-7000] Mic sometimes does not key up radio

W1JCW
 

You will love the 7K performance.

I wouldn't consider selling mine, it's mobile and works all the Dx I can handle not to mention the great QSOs with the
hams all over the states.

Awesome radio, and great to look at.

73-
W1JCW
John


From: Harry Hoo
Sent: Saturday, June 05, 2010 10:25 AM
To: ic7000@yahoogroups.com
Subject: RE: [IC-7000] Mic sometimes does not key up radio



Most of the time, with any switch, especially push type switches, the solder
joints of the switch just need to freshly reflowed with solder.

From: ic7000@yahoogroups.com [mailto:ic7000@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of
km6xx
Sent: Saturday, June 05, 2010 6:39 AM
To: ic7000@yahoogroups.com
Subject: Re: [IC-7000] Mic sometimes does not key up radio

The contact cleaner spray did work!!!! THANK YOU RALPH!

John-Thanks for the suggestion. I already sent the mic to Bob for the mic
upgrade. So, I am familiar with him. Good, fast service and a great audio
upgrade.

If the problem comes back, I will definitely get the switch replaced.
73,
-Steve

--- In ic7000@yahoogroups.com <mailto:ic7000%40yahoogroups.com> , "W1JCW"
<w1jcw@...> wrote:

If you cannot get the mic working properly May I suggest sending it to Bob
Nagy for the mic mod
and you can get the PTT issue resolved all in one shot for a lot less then
you would buying the parts yourself.

http://www.7000mic.com/

73-
W1JCW
John


Re: [IC-7000] Mic sometimes does not key up radio In addition,

Harry Hoo <HarryHoo@...>
 

In addition to (mic )switches and hard mounted (directly to PCB) dc jacks,
headphone jacks (especially) are very common to solder joint failures.



From: ic7000@yahoogroups.com [mailto:ic7000@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of
km6xx
Sent: Saturday, June 05, 2010 6:39 AM
To: ic7000@yahoogroups.com
Subject: Re: [IC-7000] Mic sometimes does not key up radio





The contact cleaner spray did work!!!! THANK YOU RALPH!

John-Thanks for the suggestion. I already sent the mic to Bob for the mic
upgrade. So, I am familiar with him. Good, fast service and a great audio
upgrade.

If the problem comes back, I will definitely get the switch replaced.
73,
-Steve

--- In ic7000@yahoogroups.com <mailto:ic7000%40yahoogroups.com> , "W1JCW"
<w1jcw@...> wrote:

If you cannot get the mic working properly May I suggest sending it to Bob
Nagy for the mic mod
and you can get the PTT issue resolved all in one shot for a lot less then
you would buying the parts yourself.

http://www.7000mic.com/

73-
W1JCW
John


Re: [IC-7000] Mic sometimes does not key up radio

Harry Hoo <HarryHoo@...>
 

Most of the time, with any switch, especially push type switches, the solder
joints of the switch just need to freshly reflowed with solder.



From: ic7000@yahoogroups.com [mailto:ic7000@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of
km6xx
Sent: Saturday, June 05, 2010 6:39 AM
To: ic7000@yahoogroups.com
Subject: Re: [IC-7000] Mic sometimes does not key up radio





The contact cleaner spray did work!!!! THANK YOU RALPH!

John-Thanks for the suggestion. I already sent the mic to Bob for the mic
upgrade. So, I am familiar with him. Good, fast service and a great audio
upgrade.

If the problem comes back, I will definitely get the switch replaced.
73,
-Steve

--- In ic7000@yahoogroups.com <mailto:ic7000%40yahoogroups.com> , "W1JCW"
<w1jcw@...> wrote:

If you cannot get the mic working properly May I suggest sending it to Bob
Nagy for the mic mod
and you can get the PTT issue resolved all in one shot for a lot less then
you would buying the parts yourself.

http://www.7000mic.com/

73-
W1JCW
John


Re: [IC-7000] Mic sometimes does not key up radio

km6xx
 

The contact cleaner spray did work!!!! THANK YOU RALPH!

John-Thanks for the suggestion. I already sent the mic to Bob for the mic upgrade. So, I am familiar with him. Good, fast service and a great audio upgrade.

If the problem comes back, I will definitely get the switch replaced.
73,
-Steve

--- In ic7000@yahoogroups.com, "W1JCW" <w1jcw@...> wrote:

If you cannot get the mic working properly May I suggest sending it to Bob Nagy for the mic mod
and you can get the PTT issue resolved all in one shot for a lot less then you would buying the parts yourself.

http://www.7000mic.com/

73-
W1JCW
John


From: km6xx
Sent: Friday, June 04, 2010 1:53 PM
To: ic7000@yahoogroups.com
Subject: Re: [IC-7000] Mic sometimes does not key up radio



Ryan-
I think there is a switch reliability issue here. I'm going to try the DeoxIT spray. If that doesn't work, I'm going to try to find a replacement switch. Its just 4 pins to desolder, I think I can do it. Either way I'll let you know.
-Steve

--- In ic7000@yahoogroups.com, Ryan Davis <fj40ryan@> wrote:

Ok this is getting weird. About 3 weeks ago mine did the same thing and I found if I pushed the ptt at just the right angle and pressure I could get it to go. But then about three days later the problem started getting gradually better and now it's every bit as good/ sensitive as it was originally.

I thought I just had an odd int problem but it turns out maybe we all need a young priest and an old priest? Lol. But seriously, how in the world are we all having the same problem at the same time?

Ryan Davis
r a t i o

On Jun 4, 2010, at 5:40 AM, Jack <K4WSB@> wrote:

The PTT switch in the mic may have failed

Mine just did and I sent it to AB5N to repair

At 02:26 AM 6/4/2010, you wrote:
I've had my IC 7000 for about 6 months now. Its installed as a
mobile with the remote head option. Just this last week, the radio
started to not respond to PTT on the hand held mic. Or it would
drop TX mid transmission. I tried plugging the mic directly into
the mic port on the back of the radio, but I had the same
results. I've tried wiggling the cable and modular connectors while
pressing the PTT, but I have not had any consistent repeatable results.

Has anyone else had this problem?

-Steve, KM6XX
Jack Hartley
K4WSB / VP2MSB
DXCC Honor Roll
QCWA OOTC
"Celebrating 50 years in Ham Radio"









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RX preamp

bty863644
 

Hello all other than 160/80mtrs do ops usually have their rx preamps on or off on all other bands?
rgds
Chas
GM4WIE


ESSB audio?

sv2bwm <sv2bwm@...>
 

Hi 7000 funs!

Is there a way to improve the audio in RX, sounding like as ESSB?
Do you know where I can find any link?

Thanks,

73's de SV2BWM Anastasios


Re: [IC-7000] Re: IC-7000 modification to reduce heat on the main board.

Augusto
 

A gap is a good way to get the air flow regulated. If the two fans are not designed to work together, you may worsen their efficiency. The small gap is useful to adapt the two flows to work together. To be more accurate, the gap should be "designed" having the data of the two fans, but to be practical, a generic gap will care for the excess air, avoiding standing waves. Did you ever ask you why there are some odd but precise form in the air intakes of some devices? (do you remember old racing cars carburetors trumpets?)
73 de Augusto I2JJR / HB9TZA

Il 04/06/2010 17.07, Chris Hann ha scritto:
Why would you want a gap? Noise isolation? Surely all you would achieve is a loss of cooling air through the gap?

Chris Hann
N9HY




________________________________
From: Tom-KE1JF<ke1jf@cox.net>
To: ic7000@yahoogroups.com
Sent: Fri, June 4, 2010 8:01:43 AM
Subject: Re: [IC-7000] Re: IC-7000 modification to reduce heat on the main board.


That's right curt, your fan should be blowing down into the top vent above the internal fan& out the rear bottom vents. I'd put 4 small rubber feet on your outboard fan to have a gap between the 7000& the fan.

73,
Tom, KE1JF

From: D C *Mac* Macdonald
Sent: Friday, June 04, 2010 10:17 AM
To: ic7000@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [IC-7000] Re: IC-7000 modification to reduce heat on the main board.

From: k2gkk@hotmail.com
To: ic7000@yahoogroups.com
Subject: RE: [IC-7000] Re: IC-7000 modification to reduce heat on the main board.
Date: Fri, 4 Jun 2010 09:10:42 -0500

Curt, your fan's air flow is going AGAINST that of the onboard fan!

73 - Mac, K2GKK/5
(Since 30 Nov 53)
Oklahoma City, OK

To: ic7000@yahoogroups.com
From: wa2jsg@comcast.net
Date: Fri, 4 Jun 2010 14:08:29 +0000
Subject: [IC-7000] Re: IC-7000 modification to reduce heat on the main board.

Great article on the heat reduction for the IC7000.

Myself, I just use a small muffin fan on top drawing air out of the unit.
Seems to make a world of difference here.

Curt








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Re: IC-7000 Heat Problem out of the bag.

WA9FVP <willcoele@...>
 

If your not using the radio mobile, dial down the "Back light(Switches)" to 0%. It should help.

--- In ic7000@yahoogroups.com, ab2et <ab2et@...> wrote:

Thank you for the information
had a feeling that this was so but it looks like its more then the simple addition of a mini fan will cure.
 I am surprised that the "Canadian" censors permitted this to be posted, must be on vacation in JA land?
Now watch all of the stooges claim that its not so.....
Regards.
Steve
AB2ET/4




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Re: [IC-7000] Mic sometimes does not key up radio

jac
 

faulty PPT switch , Ive had one myself

Jacqui

On 4/06/2010 15:56 PM, km6xx wrote:

I've had my IC 7000 for about 6 months now. Its installed as a mobile
with the remote head option. Just this last week, the radio started to
not respond to PTT on the hand held mic. Or it would drop TX mid
transmission. I tried plugging the mic directly into the mic port on
the back of the radio, but I had the same results. I've tried wiggling
the cable and modular connectors while pressing the PTT, but I have
not had any consistent repeatable results.

Has anyone else had this problem?

-Steve, KM6XX


[IC-7000] Re: IC-7000 modification to reduce heat on the main board.

Steve
 

There is more than one way to cool a PCB!!! hihi

Steve/KC8LQV

--- In ic7000@yahoogroups.com, "kc2uga" <kc2uga@...> wrote:

Now this is what i did as far as the fan mod.. i took the orignal internal fan and wired it with a jack on the back outside of the radio.. I took an external power supply that is variable voltage adjusted, and hooked it up to that. Now when i work hf or on uhf (uhf is where the radio gets the hottest) i just adjusted the voltage knob so that fan spins faster and just as quick as the temp goes up it goes down. This way there is no caps, resistors and any hook up to the internal components. Now if i want to return it back to normal, I picked up another oem fan from icom and all i have to is install it and iam back to orignal.. This is one of the best mods that i have done..

Now time for others to start a flame that this mod is wrong and will never work. but trust me i have had it like this for the last 13mos and no problems..

enjoy

73's


[IC-7000] Re: IC-7000 modification to reduce heat on the main board.

kc2uga
 

Now this is what i did as far as the fan mod.. i took the orignal internal fan and wired it with a jack on the back outside of the radio.. I took an external power supply that is variable voltage adjusted, and hooked it up to that. Now when i work hf or on uhf (uhf is where the radio gets the hottest) i just adjusted the voltage knob so that fan spins faster and just as quick as the temp goes up it goes down. This way there is no caps, resistors and any hook up to the internal components. Now if i want to return it back to normal, I picked up another oem fan from icom and all i have to is install it and iam back to orignal.. This is one of the best mods that i have done..

Now time for others to start a flame that this mod is wrong and will never work. but trust me i have had it like this for the last 13mos and no problems..

enjoy

73's


IC-7000 Heat Problem out of the bag.

Steve Sawicki
 

Thank you for the information
had a feeling that this was so but it looks like its more then the simple addition of a mini fan will cure.
 I am surprised that the "Canadian" censors permitted this to be posted, must be on vacation in JA land?
Now watch all of the stooges claim that its not so.....
Regards.
Steve
AB2ET/4




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Re: [IC-7000] Mic sometimes does not key up radio

W1JCW
 

If you cannot get the mic working properly May I suggest sending it to Bob Nagy for the mic mod
and you can get the PTT issue resolved all in one shot for a lot less then you would buying the parts yourself.

http://www.7000mic.com/

73-
W1JCW
John


From: km6xx
Sent: Friday, June 04, 2010 1:53 PM
To: ic7000@yahoogroups.com
Subject: Re: [IC-7000] Mic sometimes does not key up radio



Ryan-
I think there is a switch reliability issue here. I'm going to try the DeoxIT spray. If that doesn't work, I'm going to try to find a replacement switch. Its just 4 pins to desolder, I think I can do it. Either way I'll let you know.
-Steve

--- In ic7000@yahoogroups.com, Ryan Davis <fj40ryan@...> wrote:

Ok this is getting weird. About 3 weeks ago mine did the same thing and I found if I pushed the ptt at just the right angle and pressure I could get it to go. But then about three days later the problem started getting gradually better and now it's every bit as good/ sensitive as it was originally.

I thought I just had an odd int problem but it turns out maybe we all need a young priest and an old priest? Lol. But seriously, how in the world are we all having the same problem at the same time?

Ryan Davis
r a t i o

On Jun 4, 2010, at 5:40 AM, Jack <K4WSB@...> wrote:

The PTT switch in the mic may have failed

Mine just did and I sent it to AB5N to repair

At 02:26 AM 6/4/2010, you wrote:
I've had my IC 7000 for about 6 months now. Its installed as a
mobile with the remote head option. Just this last week, the radio
started to not respond to PTT on the hand held mic. Or it would
drop TX mid transmission. I tried plugging the mic directly into
the mic port on the back of the radio, but I had the same
results. I've tried wiggling the cable and modular connectors while
pressing the PTT, but I have not had any consistent repeatable results.

Has anyone else had this problem?

-Steve, KM6XX
Jack Hartley
K4WSB / VP2MSB
DXCC Honor Roll
QCWA OOTC
"Celebrating 50 years in Ham Radio"











Re: Mic sometimes does not key up radio

mcscanner33 <macforsale@...>
 

I just had this problem with my recently purchased used 7000.

It turned out to be a cold solder joint at the PTT switch to PCB connection. At 1st it looked like to much solder was used. While wicking off some of the solder it became obvious the assembler's iron was lower temperature or smaller tip than needed.

In the near future I will look at the RJ45 connections too. They had the same general appearance so they could be a problem for me too, but not at this time.

Mike KE5VYU

--- In ic7000@yahoogroups.com, "km6xx" <km6xx@...> wrote:

... the radio started to not respond to PTT on the hand held mic. >Or it would drop TX mid transmission. ...

Has anyone else had this problem?

-Steve, KM6XX


Re: [IC-7000] Mic sometimes does not key up radio

JAMES COCHRANE <james_cochrane@...>
 

I don't think this problem is the mic as I am using a HEIL deskmic....
And still having this intromittent problem...
I think the problem is something internal...
It seams to be once the radio heats up on most rigs..

Could be a component on the board..

-------Original Message-------

From: km6xx
Date: 04/06/2010 19:56:37
To: ic7000@yahoogroups.com
Subject: Re: [IC-7000] Mic sometimes does not key up radio


Ryan-
I think there is a switch reliability issue here. I'm going to try the
DeoxIT spray. If that doesn't work, I'm going to try to find a replacement
switch. Its just 4 pins to desolder, I think I can do it. Either way I'll
let you know.
-Steve

--- In ic7000@yahoogroups.com, Ryan Davis <fj40ryan@...> wrote:

Ok this is getting weird. About 3 weeks ago mine did the same thing and I
found if I pushed the ptt at just the right angle and pressure I could get
it to go. But then about three days later the problem started getting
gradually better and now it's every bit as good/ sensitive as it was
originally.

I thought I just had an odd int problem but it turns out maybe we all need
a young priest and an old priest? Lol. But seriously, how in the world are
we all having the same problem at the same time?

Ryan Davis
r a t i o

On Jun 4, 2010, at 5:40 AM, Jack <K4WSB@...> wrote:

The PTT switch in the mic may have failed

Mine just did and I sent it to AB5N to repair

At 02:26 AM 6/4/2010, you wrote:
I've had my IC 7000 for about 6 months now. Its installed as a
mobile with the remote head option. Just this last week, the radio
started to not respond to PTT on the hand held mic. Or it would
drop TX mid transmission. I tried plugging the mic directly into
the mic port on the back of the radio, but I had the same
results. I've tried wiggling the cable and modular connectors while
pressing the PTT, but I have not had any consistent repeatable results.

Has anyone else had this problem?

-Steve, KM6XX
Jack Hartley
K4WSB / VP2MSB
DXCC Honor Roll
QCWA OOTC
"Celebrating 50 years in Ham Radio"










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