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Re: [IC-7000] Power setting band to band?

Alex Netherton <anetherton@...>
 

Looks like it is independent for 144 and 440 (and 6), but is a common setting for the HF bands.
KC4BO


On Mon, Jan 27, 2014 at 11:00 AM, <k3ydx@...> wrote:
 

This topic may well have been dealt with in the past but attempting to search via the new and improved Yahoo groups system has left me frustrated as has the manual.


I am interested in employing a transverter for 220 MHz. operation.  Let's say it requires 3-5 watts drive on 144 MHz. as the IF frequency.  If I set the power output while on 144 MHz. to 5 watts then switch to 432 MHz. will the output power for the radio on that band still be at it's full output for 432 MHz. or will it be set for 5 watts?

I guess another way of asking this question is does the power setting for output with the IC-7000 affect all bands or is it independent for each band?

Thanks for your input here in advance and if this has been addressed previously I apologize but got tired of trying to search it out.

73
Hank - K3YDX



Re: [IC-7000] Power output

Alex Netherton <anetherton@...>
 

I haven't turned on my 7K for a while, but I think it goes by band, especially HF and VHF/UHF. I really would have to look, but I think it goes by band. Power adjustment is easy. I just checked mine, and the power out "tracks" on HF bands (same on all of them), but has a separate setting for 6, and for 144 and also for 440. It is nice to set it for a power output on HF, and not have to reset it when switching bands.

73 de KC4BO


On Mon, Jan 27, 2014 at 8:06 PM, <k3ydx@...> wrote:
 

I thought I had posted this query earlier but have not seen it appear so am re-posting.


After trying to search the group archives with little success I will ask the group this question regarding the IC-7000 power output from band to band.  

For example, if I set the output on 2 meters to a set value, say 5 watts, then switch to 6 meters will the power output also be 5 watts or remain at whatever previous setting I had it?
Perhaps another way of asking is the power output setting independent on a band by band basis with the IC-7000?  

Thanks in advance
Hank



Re: [IC-7000] HM-151 mic issue

Billy McFarland <gm0obx@...>
 

Hi,

I did the mid as well. It depends what type of capacitor you installed. Also I found my mic gain is around 10 for me to be putting out full scale in the alc. Make sure it's turned down and then give it a go.

73 de GM0OBX billy



From: Alex Netherton ;
To: ;
Subject: Re: [IC-7000] HM-151 mic issue
Sent: Tue, Jan 28, 2014 12:08:49 AM

 

Did you do the mod yourself, or have Bob do it? He has a lot of experience with these things, and seems to have worked the bugs out. If he did it, call him; if you did it, you need to troubleshoot!

73 de KC4BO


On Mon, Jan 27, 2014 at 6:23 PM, <ei8kf@...> wrote:
 

Hi,


I did the Bob Nagy mod a while back and must've made a mess of it as my mic TX is intermittent. I notice the ALC goes full scale occasionally while speaking.
Has anyone else experienced a similar problem after doing the mod and what is the cure for this problem??

Thanks,
Andrew



Re: [IC-7000] HM-151 mic issue

Alex Netherton <anetherton@...>
 

Did you do the mod yourself, or have Bob do it? He has a lot of experience with these things, and seems to have worked the bugs out. If he did it, call him; if you did it, you need to troubleshoot!

73 de KC4BO


On Mon, Jan 27, 2014 at 6:23 PM, <ei8kf@...> wrote:
 

Hi,


I did the Bob Nagy mod a while back and must've made a mess of it as my mic TX is intermittent. I notice the ALC goes full scale occasionally while speaking.
Has anyone else experienced a similar problem after doing the mod and what is the cure for this problem??

Thanks,
Andrew



Re: [IC-7000] HM-151 mic issue

Bob Brooks <bobbrooks220@...>
 

Andrew

Call Bob and tell him that you are having a problem. He may have the answer or he will at the very least fix it. He is very accessible.

bb
KC1AKV


On Monday, January 27, 2014 6:24 PM, "ei8kf@..." wrote:
 
Hi,

I did the Bob Nagy mod a while back and must've made a mess of it as my mic TX is intermittent. I notice the ALC goes full scale occasionally while speaking.
Has anyone else experienced a similar problem after doing the mod and what is the cure for this problem??

Thanks,
Andrew



HM-151 mic issue

EI8KF
 

Hi,


I did the Bob Nagy mod a while back and must've made a mess of it as my mic TX is intermittent. I notice the ALC goes full scale occasionally while speaking.
Has anyone else experienced a similar problem after doing the mod and what is the cure for this problem??

Thanks,
Andrew


Re: Programming IC7000 using CHIRP. I HAVE A PROBLEM UP LOADING

David Miller <ae1z@...>
 

I’ve used Chirp for many radios, you need to download from your radio first, save the file, import your CSV, save the file again then it should let you upload
I usually save as a .chirp and a .img , one works and one does not always so be safe and save your work in each format. I believe the IMG format is the working one.

A yaesu tech advise against using Chirp, I’ve not had any issues with my Icom radios using Chirp but I’m on a Mac.

as KC4BO said, RTSystems cable/software bundle is worth the extra cash

73

david


Re: [IC-7000] RE: Repair Cost?

Benjamin Burris <kc9qew@...>
 

The radio had low power output then would not power on at all.

This is what icom put on the quote: 

Transceiver will not power-up properly. No receive or transmit. Low RF power output. Replace logic unit. Replace transistor Q401. Install ICOM modifications. Alignment and complete check of all functions. 



On Jan 27, 2014, at 9:28 AM, <w3ahl@...> wrote:

 

I haven't personally known anyone that had a Logic board replaced, but the cost quoted doesn't surprise me.  I've repaired simple problems on two Logic boards, but in general replacing them is the only option.


What were your symptoms?  Was Q1 on the DDS board (there are several Q1's)?


Steve, W3AHL

---In ic7000@..., wrote:

Just wanted to see how many people have had these go out and how much the repair was. logic unit board (EP1) and transistor (Q1). Both of these are needing replaced in my radio and the bill from Icom is over $450.


Correction...Can I use 2 Tuners on 1 radio ...

kdbrady1963@att.net <kdbrady1963@...>
 

I misspoke. That is not a Super Tuner that I am using. I have been corrected. It is a Turbo Tuner-2 that I have for the Little Tarheel II. I don't know from where I got the name Super Tuner.

Keith - KB0CAP


Power setting band to band?

Hank Hanburger
 

This topic may well have been dealt with in the past but attempting to search via the new and improved Yahoo groups system has left me frustrated as has the manual.


I am interested in employing a transverter for 220 MHz. operation.  Let's say it requires 3-5 watts drive on 144 MHz. as the IF frequency.  If I set the power output while on 144 MHz. to 5 watts then switch to 432 MHz. will the output power for the radio on that band still be at it's full output for 432 MHz. or will it be set for 5 watts?

I guess another way of asking this question is does the power setting for output with the IC-7000 affect all bands or is it independent for each band?

Thanks for your input here in advance and if this has been addressed previously I apologize but got tired of trying to search it out.

73
Hank - K3YDX


Can 2 Tuners be Controlled by 1 radio at the same time?

kdbrady1963@att.net <kdbrady1963@...>
 

I posed this question in a response concerning my ignition noise, when I was asked about my antennas. I have a Little Tarheel II that is controlled by a Super Tuner and an Alpha MOTO that is connected to an LDG AT 200PRO II. Although, currently, I do not have the Super Tuner connected to the radio. I have the Little Tarheel tuned to the main frequency that I would use it at (CAP) and left it there. I currently have both antennas connected to the LDG. Is it possible to use both tuners connected to the same setup at the same time? If it is possible, how would I connect them? I would be using only one antenna at a time, but want the option of being able to switch back and forth from one to the other. My solution was to replace the Tarheel with another Alpha, which I physically have, but not installed. If I can keep the Tarheel, I would like to do that.

Thanks,

Keith - KB0CAP


Re: [IC-7000] RE: Ignition noise

Keith <kdbrady1963@...>
 

I have used copper braid to bond the hatch to the body if the van. If it's not too cold today, I'm going to work on the van again today. Seeing where I can make improvements.

...Please forgive me for any possible typos. :-)

On Jan 26, 2014, at 22:58, <w3ahl@...> wrote:

 

What model & year vehicle?  What antenna and where is it mounted?  Have you done any bonding of body panels and exhaust system to chassis?


Have you read the info on k0bg.com?


Steve, W3AHL


Re: [IC-7000] RE: Ignition noise

Keith <kdbrady1963@...>
 

I have a 2005 Dodge Grand Caravan SXT. I'm using an Alpha MOTO Sr mounted about 1/3 from the bottom on the drivers side if the back hatch. The mount that I am using is a K400. On the Alpha MOTO, I have a 102" whip attached, which is standing straight up. On the passengers side, about 2" higher than the Alpha, I have a Little Tarheel II with a 56" whip, which is tied down toward the front for NVIS work. It's much quieter, though. I figured that was due to it being tied down. The Super Tuner is not connected. Both antennas are connected to an LDG AT 200 PRO II. I realize this is off subject, but, is it possible to control 2 tuners from the same radio?

I cannot go any farther up the hatch due to the contours and I cannot put it at the top due to the mount being slightly too long. Plus, I have to work around the glass window that is the majority of the upper portion if the hatch.

...Please forgive me for any possible typos. :-)

On Jan 26, 2014, at 22:58, <w3ahl@...> wrote:

 

What model & year vehicle?  What antenna and where is it mounted?  Have you done any bonding of body panels and exhaust system to chassis?


Have you read the info on k0bg.com?


Steve, W3AHL


Re: Repair Cost?

Steve W3AHL
 

I haven't personally known anyone that had a Logic board replaced, but the cost quoted doesn't surprise me.  I've repaired simple problems on two Logic boards, but in general replacing them is the only option.


What were your symptoms?  Was Q1 on the DDS board (there are several Q1's)?


Steve, W3AHL

---In ic7000@..., <kc9qew@...> wrote:

Just wanted to see how many people have had these go out and how much the repair was. logic unit board (EP1) and transistor (Q1). Both of these are needing replaced in my radio and the bill from Icom is over $450.


Re: [IC-7000] IC-7000 Enclosure / Mount / Tray

Ron Johnson <ron538@...>
 

tac-comm.com

From: john hinds
To: ic7000@...
Sent: Monday, 27 January 2014, 10:20
Subject: Re: [IC-7000] IC-7000 Enclosure / Mount / Tray



can you give the web address for the tactical radio carrier by tac


On Sunday, 26 January 2014, 16:32, KI4VLH wrote:
 
I use the tactical radio carrier by TAC–COMM.com
Expensive, but is easy to mount power supply,tuner & radio
Ki4vlh Gary


On Jan 25, 2014, at 4:37 PM, <esmorrison1@...> wrote:

 
Is there an enclosure / mount / or tray arrangement for the IC-7000 that gives it a more "Base" look (for those of us who use it in the shack only.?







Re: [IC-7000] IC-7000 Enclosure / Mount / Tray

john hinds <m0eou@...>
 

can you give the web address for the tactical radio carrier by tac


On Sunday, 26 January 2014, 16:32, KI4VLH wrote:
 
I use the tactical radio carrier by TAC–COMM.com
Expensive, but is easy to mount power supply,tuner & radio
Ki4vlh Gary


On Jan 25, 2014, at 4:37 PM, <esmorrison1@...> wrote:

 
Is there an enclosure / mount / or tray arrangement for the IC-7000 that gives it a more "Base" look (for those of us who use it in the shack only.?



Re: [IC-7000] Programming IC7000 using CHIRP. I HAVE A PROBLEM UP LOADING

Alex Netherton <anetherton@...>
 

I use RT Systems program and cable. Worth every penny and cheap at twice the price. Now if I can figure out how to get the darn thing to scan. 73de KC4BO

On Jan 26, 2014 11:35 PM, "Colin Christie" <colin.christie34@...> wrote:

 

Hi,
I am unable to upload my finished file to fill the memories of the radio.
I can download whats in memory, so the cable is not the issue.
I have saved "MYFILE".csv and edited ok resaved to the desktop.
When I go to upload the "UPLOAD FILE" is greyed out.
I have read the help and watched youtube videos , there is something I am missing, but what?.

Any Chirp users out there who use Chirp to programme their IC7000 who can offer any ideas?

cheers
Colin VK2JCC


Re: [IC-7000] Ignition noise

dwainegarden@rogers.com
 

I was lucky.  I have absolutely no ignition noise whatsoever.  The impala was made with the consideration of radios and electrical devices.  I actually have two binding posts for power.   I also noticed in other cars, attaching the ground cable as close as possible to the alternator stops spark plug firing sequence from coming out of your radio speaker.  Reading the forum its really dependent on the car.  My biggest problem is the public transit buses (TTC).   All the electrics on those buses is like a portable QRM on wheels.  Forget about the ARRL test lab.  Just throw the ICOM 7800 or Kenwood TS990 into the car and go through the McDonalds drive-thur and order a coffee.  The DSP will not have a hope in hell.  My 2m/70cm rigs get blasted.  I have never seen a frontend stand up to the McD's drive-thur test.  Another good test is to drive by the CN Tower.

Any HAM out there says that they have seen it all.  Go put an HF rig into car.  Wow... Made me scratch my head and laugh hard at times.

My favorite is the 20 meter hustler antenna receive on my ICOM 7000.  Its like field day on most of the bands.
Makes my base station like a 90 year old deaf person.

Most likely next week I will have alternator noise I can't get rid off. Plus completely silent bands.

On Jan 26, 2014 10:18 PM, Brian Amos <bamos1@...> wrote:

 

I got rid of nearly all the ignition noise by replacing my spark plugs with resistor spark plugs. I plan on grounding the heck out of the body panels next.  I am not currently using any ferrite chokes on anything except the antenna controller cable. The noise location is interesting, I only have noise within the voice portion of the 20m band, perhaps the noise frequency and pattern is vehicle specific? 

Brian
KF7OVD


On Sun, Jan 26, 2014 at 7:33 PM, kdbrady1963@... <kdbrady1963@...> wrote:
 

I have most of my mobile installation complete. I was working to upgrade my power distribution this weekend. I added 2 ferrite chokes to the coax near the HF antenna and 1 at the radio, in addition to a ferrite choke on the power cord at the radio and 1 on the positive-side under the hood. I have eliminated most of my ignition noise. However, I still have noise from roughly 5.5 MHz to 8.5 MHz. The noise fades as it I get closer to those frequencies and stronger within the center of that range. What suggestions does anyone have to eliminate the noise from those frequencies?

Thanks,

Keith - KB0CAP



Re: Ignition noise

Steve W3AHL
 

What model & year vehicle?  What antenna and where is it mounted?  Have you done any bonding of body panels and exhaust system to chassis?


Have you read the info on k0bg.com?


Steve, W3AHL


Re: [IC-7000] Ignition noise

Milverton M. Swire
 

The best suggestion I can offer can be found here ......... www.k0bg.com

Take some time and get acquainted with Alan's site. I can assure you, it
will be time well spent.

When it comes to Mobile operations, there are no such thing as " Plug and Play "
No two Vehicles are alike, hence no two installations will ever be the same.

Take the time to read and read over again ............. http://www.k0bg.com/bonding.html
Followed by ..... http://www.k0bg.com/ground.html

In Bonding the Vehicle, make a special effort to bond your " Exhaust Pipe " at least 2 places along
the entire length of the pipe.

N'joy!

((((73)))) Milverton/ W9MMS.


On Sunday, January 26, 2014 10:07 PM, Brian Amos <bamos1@...> wrote:

 
I got rid of nearly all the ignition noise by replacing my spark plugs with resistor spark plugs. I plan on grounding the heck out of the body panels next.  I am not currently using any ferrite chokes on anything except the antenna controller cable. The noise location is interesting, I only have noise within the voice portion of the 20m band, perhaps the noise frequency and pattern is vehicle specific? 

Brian
KF7OVD


On Sun, Jan 26, 2014 at 7:33 PM, kdbrady1963@... <kdbrady1963@...> wrote:
 
I have most of my mobile installation complete. I was working to upgrade my power distribution this weekend. I added 2 ferrite chokes to the coax near the HF antenna and 1 at the radio, in addition to a ferrite choke on the power cord at the radio and 1 on the positive-side under the hood. I have eliminated most of my ignition noise. However, I still have noise from roughly 5.5 MHz to 8.5 MHz. The noise fades as it I get closer to those frequencies and stronger within the center of that range. What suggestions does anyone have to eliminate the noise from those frequencies?

Thanks,

Keith - KB0CAP




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