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Re: [IC-7000] ICOM does it again!

Roger Taylor
 

The page is still there.  Chrome offered me a translation without asking and did an excellent job.


On 05/04/17 14:47, Milo dma@... [ic7000] wrote:
 

It's actually still there.  No translation needed, but couldn't figure out how anyway.  Seemed to be a "blank" (not active) page.  No translation was offered.  Must be some trick to get Google to do it.  The only link on the whole page was to iCOM Japan.

 

 

On 31-03-2017 23:20, 'James F. Boehner MD' jboehner01@... [ic7000] wrote:

 

 

Another revolutionary ICOM product! 

 

Check it out quickly, as the link may not last past April 1st.

 

Google translate to English, if unreadable!

 

http://www.icom.co.jp/fb/170401/

 

’73 de JIM N2ZZ

 



Re: [IC-7000] ICOM does it again!

Mystic Treg
 

Oh, dear, I should have tried a .pdf print!

It was a most amazing offer of an all-band radio in a wrist watch form!  It had wireless connection to a backpack antenna and the whole April Fool's joke was well-thought out and presented.  

I love it when the "big guys" joke their customers.


J Tregre, on behalf of
Her Imperial Majesty,
Mystic, Kitty

On Wed, Apr 5, 2017 at 6:47 AM, Milo dma@... [ic7000] <ic7000@...> wrote:
 

It's actually still there.  No translation needed, but couldn't figure out how anyway.  Seemed to be a "blank" (not active) page.  No translation was offered.  Must be some trick to get Google to do it.  The only link on the whole page was to iCOM Japan.

 

 

On 31-03-2017 23:20, 'James F. Boehner MD' jboehner01@... [ic7000] wrote:

 

 

Another revolutionary ICOM product! 

 

Check it out quickly, as the link may not last past April 1st.

 

Google translate to English, if unreadable!

 

http://www.icom.co.jp/fb/170401/

 

’73 de JIM N2ZZ

 



Re: [IC-7000] ICOM does it again!

Milo Austin
 

It's actually still there.  No translation needed, but couldn't figure out how anyway.  Seemed to be a "blank" (not active) page.  No translation was offered.  Must be some trick to get Google to do it.  The only link on the whole page was to iCOM Japan.

 

 

On 31-03-2017 23:20, 'James F. Boehner MD' jboehner01@... [ic7000] wrote:

 

 

Another revolutionary ICOM product! 

 

Check it out quickly, as the link may not last past April 1st.

 

Google translate to English, if unreadable!

 

http://www.icom.co.jp/fb/170401/

 

’73 de JIM N2ZZ

 


Re: [IC-7000] Re: Good ICOM Tech for repair?

Pat Goodyear
 

Scott Malcom in Washington state http://mts-icom.wixsite.com/hamradiorepair former head of repair Icom America.    Warranty service work, used him several times.

Pat Ne6pg


On Apr 4, 2017, at 8:22 PM, James Ashworth wb4hxf@... [ic7000] <ic7000@...> wrote:

 

TNX



From: "John and Rita Freitag jpfreitag@... [ic7000]" <ic7000@...>
To: ic7000@...
Sent: Tuesday, April 4, 2017 10:26 PM
Subject: Re: [IC-7000] Re: Good ICOM Tech for repair?



Ditto! I have used Matt and would highly recommend him.

 
John P. Freitag
WW4JF

שָׁלום עֲלֵיכֶם - עֲלֵיכֶם שָׁלום; but Jesus said, שָׁלום לֵיכֶם

die meisten Probleme der Menschen sitzt zwischen den Ohren. 







On Apr 4, 2017, at 4:17 PM, fromjusttheking@... [ic7000] <ic7000@...> wrote:

I too have used Matt Adrian at SARTS1 in Michigan (on Nash Drive) back in June of 2014. He is as far as I know the only Authorized Icom Service Center that is not an Icom company, but is authorized to even do warranty repairs. I looked far and wide, and found a few that were recommended. But in the end I chose Matt because he is an Icom authorized service CENTER, NOT A DEALER, and only does SERVICE, again as far as I know.

My out of warranty repair work (at my expense) was for a blown driver transistor and UHF PA transistor. He more or less knew what it was just by my description of how my radio went "out" and how it was acting. He was spot on. Fixed it, installed a factory driver update, went thru the whole radio, set levels and realigned it back to factory specs, and returned it to me. At that time, his backlog was about 3 weeks, (wasn't thrilled about having to wait that long, but spoke well of him being very busy) and at the start of the 4th week, he called me to tell me it was ready. Works perfectly now. I couldn't be happier.

If I had to have any Icom radio worked on for whatever reason, he is the ONLY one I would go to, based on my own personal experience and other SARTS1 reviews I have read. He is top notch! You won't be disappointed. I wasn't. Hope this helps.

73, Alan, AB6C







Re: [IC-7000] Re: Good ICOM Tech for repair?

James Ashworth <wb4hxf@...>
 

TNX



From: "John and Rita Freitag jpfreitag@... [ic7000]"
To: ic7000@...
Sent: Tuesday, April 4, 2017 10:26 PM
Subject: Re: [IC-7000] Re: Good ICOM Tech for repair?



Ditto! I have used Matt and would highly recommend him.

 
John P. Freitag
WW4JF

שָׁלום עֲלֵיכֶם - עֲלֵיכֶם שָׁלום; but Jesus said, שָׁלום לֵיכֶם

die meisten Probleme der Menschen sitzt zwischen den Ohren. 







On Apr 4, 2017, at 4:17 PM, fromjusttheking@... [ic7000] <ic7000@...> wrote:

I too have used Matt Adrian at SARTS1 in Michigan (on Nash Drive) back in June of 2014. He is as far as I know the only Authorized Icom Service Center that is not an Icom company, but is authorized to even do warranty repairs. I looked far and wide, and found a few that were recommended. But in the end I chose Matt because he is an Icom authorized service CENTER, NOT A DEALER, and only does SERVICE, again as far as I know.

My out of warranty repair work (at my expense) was for a blown driver transistor and UHF PA transistor. He more or less knew what it was just by my description of how my radio went "out" and how it was acting. He was spot on. Fixed it, installed a factory driver update, went thru the whole radio, set levels and realigned it back to factory specs, and returned it to me. At that time, his backlog was about 3 weeks, (wasn't thrilled about having to wait that long, but spoke well of him being very busy) and at the start of the 4th week, he called me to tell me it was ready. Works perfectly now. I couldn't be happier.

If I had to have any Icom radio worked on for whatever reason, he is the ONLY one I would go to, based on my own personal experience and other SARTS1 reviews I have read. He is top notch! You won't be disappointed. I wasn't. Hope this helps.

73, Alan, AB6C







Re: [IC-7000] Re: Good ICOM Tech for repair?

John Freitag WW4JF
 

Ditto! I have used Matt and would highly recommend him.

 
John P. Freitag
WW4JF

שָׁלום עֲלֵיכֶם - עֲלֵיכֶם שָׁלום; but Jesus said, שָׁלום לֵיכֶם

die meisten Probleme der Menschen sitzt zwischen den Ohren. 







On Apr 4, 2017, at 4:17 PM, fromjusttheking@... [ic7000] <ic7000@...> wrote:

I too have used Matt Adrian at SARTS1 in Michigan (on Nash Drive) back in June of 2014. He is as far as I know the only Authorized Icom Service Center that is not an Icom company, but is authorized to even do warranty repairs. I looked far and wide, and found a few that were recommended. But in the end I chose Matt because he is an Icom authorized service CENTER, NOT A DEALER, and only does SERVICE, again as far as I know.


My out of warranty repair work (at my expense) was for a blown driver transistor and UHF PA transistor. He more or less knew what it was just by my description of how my radio went "out" and how it was acting. He was spot on. Fixed it, installed a factory driver update, went thru the whole radio, set levels and realigned it back to factory specs, and returned it to me. At that time, his backlog was about 3 weeks, (wasn't thrilled about having to wait that long, but spoke well of him being very busy) and at the start of the 4th week, he called me to tell me it was ready. Works perfectly now. I couldn't be happier.

If I had to have any Icom radio worked on for whatever reason, he is the ONLY one I would go to, based on my own personal experience and other SARTS1 reviews I have read. He is top notch! You won't be disappointed. I wasn't. Hope this helps.

73, Alan, AB6C



Re: Good ICOM Tech for repair?

fromjusttheking@...
 

I too have used Matt Adrian at SARTS1 in Michigan (on Nash Drive) back in June of 2014. He is as far as I know the only Authorized Icom Service Center that is not an Icom company, but is authorized to even do warranty repairs. I looked far and wide, and found a few that were recommended. But in the end I chose Matt because he is an Icom authorized service CENTER, NOT A DEALER, and only does SERVICE, again as far as I know.

My out of warranty repair work (at my expense) was for a blown driver transistor and UHF PA transistor. He more or less knew what it was just by my description of how my radio went "out" and how it was acting. He was spot on. Fixed it, installed a factory driver update, went thru the whole radio, set levels and realigned it back to factory specs, and returned it to me. At that time, his backlog was about 3 weeks, (wasn't thrilled about having to wait that long, but spoke well of him being very busy) and at the start of the 4th week, he called me to tell me it was ready. Works perfectly now. I couldn't be happier.

If I had to have any Icom radio worked on for whatever reason, he is the ONLY one I would go to, based on my own personal experience and other SARTS1 reviews I have read. He is top notch! You won't be disappointed. I wasn't. Hope this helps.

73, Alan, AB6C


Re: [IC-7000] Good ICOM Tech for repair?

Steven Linley
 

I have used this person a few times.

Always happy with his work.

Icom Service Center - Michigan
1792 Nash Drive
St. Joseph, MI  49085
Phone: (269) 429-2334

But here is a link to the service center above and others.
http://www.icomamerica.com/en/support/PartsAndService/servicecenters.aspx

WA8Y Steve

On 3/30/2017 4:14 PM, Mystic Treg mystictreg@... [ic7000] wrote:
 

Greetings, all;

My HF (especially) began getting noisy about a week or so ago. I
talked to someone else who said the static has been low. I tried
three different antennas and still noisy.

Now, my radio began turning itself off during transmission. I have an
IT-100 that seems to be doing wonderfully during tuning, and the
transceiver SWR has been reading 1.0-1.5. The radio is also shutting
itself off during transmission on VHF / UHF.

The temperature reading has not been within 3 bars of Hot . . . so I
don't know what is going on.

Can anyone recommend an ICOM tech / location? I seem to remember
reading something earlier, but cannot find it now. Mike, perhaps, in
Wisconsin or Minnesota?

Thanks, all. I have an elmer who will check my system this weekend,
but he's not a tech and quick to say that.

J Tregre, AG7EG
on behalf of
Her Imperial Majesty,
Mystic, Kitty.



Re: [IC-7000] ICOM does it again!

Tom Courtney
 

Can not wait to get one, order now. First delivery April 1 2050


On 1 Apr 2017, at 2:21 PM, 'James F. Boehner MD' jboehner01@... [ic7000] <ic7000@...> wrote:

 

Another revolutionary ICOM product! 

 

Check it out quickly, as the link may not last past April 1st.

 

Google translate to English, if unreadable!

 

http://www.icom.co.jp/fb/170401/

 

’73 de JIM N2ZZ

 


Re: [IC-7000] ICOM does it again!

Helmut Wabnig
 

On Sat, 1 Apr 2017 00:20:21 -0400, you wrote:


Another revolutionary ICOM product!
Check it out quickly, as the link may not last past April 1st.
Google translate to English, if unreadable!


http://www.icom.co.jp/fb/170401/

'73 de JIM N2ZZ

Hehe, today's April fool, tomorrow's reality!


OE8UWW


ICOM does it again!

James F. Boehner, MD
 

Another revolutionary ICOM product! 

 

Check it out quickly, as the link may not last past April 1st.

 

Google translate to English, if unreadable!

 

http://www.icom.co.jp/fb/170401/

 

’73 de JIM N2ZZ

 


Re: Good ICOM Tech for repair?

Steve W3AHL
 

I agree with Mark's reply that your radio turning off when you transmit is probably due to the poor quality fuse holders that Icom uses.  Pulling the fuse out and replacing it may cure the problem briefly, but the only good solution in my experience is to replace the fuse holders with good quality 30-amp automotive style with #10 AWG pigtails.  And throw away your current fuses and replace them also.  Or remove the fuse holders from the 7K's DC power cable and use a fused RigRunner if you need to power multiple devices with PowerPole connectors.

As far as increasing noise levels on HF, that varies a lot by band, regional/national weather conditions, antenna type, etc.  You appear to live in a pretty densely populated area, so there is a good chance that you have RFI from neighbors' appliances, lighting, power transmission line problems, etc.  Or your own house.  If the radio is noisy when connected to a dummy load, then it is a problem with the radio or the power. 

If fixing the fuse problem doesn't fix the RX noise, try eliminating your own house as the source first.  I suggest powering the radio off of a 12 VDC battery and turning off power to the entire house at the electrical panel.  If the noise goes away, flip one breaker on and listen for a while, then flip another one on.  Don't go too fast.  You may have to turn on lights, TV's, air conditiioners, etc. on each circuit to get the noise back.

If you are convinced the noise isn't coming from something powered by your house's electrical panel, then its time to drive around the neighborhood with your radio tuned to a problem band and see where the noise gets louder.  If you don't have a mobile HF antenna, you might enlist the help of local hams that have a mobile HF antenna.

I doubt that either problem you are reporting needs to go back to a service center for repair.  But solving the RX noise problem is often not easy.  When I moved to my current location 8 years ago in a fairly rural area, my RFI noise level on many bands was S8.  And most of it was from my new house.  It took me several months to get it down to less than S3 (not including atmospheric noise).  But it is possible as long as it is your house that is the problem.  Fixing neighborhood or utility line problems is a little more challenging....

Steve, W3AHL

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

Greetings, all;


My HF (especially) began getting noisy about a week or so ago. I
talked to someone else who said the static has been low. I tried
three different antennas and still noisy.


Now, my radio began turning itself off during transmission. I have an
IT-100 that seems to be doing wonderfully during tuning, and the
transceiver SWR has been reading 1.0-1.5. The radio is also shutting
itself off during transmission on VHF / UHF.


The temperature reading has not been within 3 bars of Hot . . . so I
don't know what is going on.


Can anyone recommend an ICOM tech / location? I seem to remember
reading something earlier, but cannot find it now. Mike, perhaps, in
Wisconsin or Minnesota?


Thanks, all. I have an elmer who will check my system this weekend,
but he's not a tech and quick to say that.




J Tregre, AG7EG
on behalf of
Her Imperial Majesty,
Mystic, Kitty.


Re: [IC-7000] Good ICOM Tech for repair?

Mark J Culross
 

J Tregre (AG7EG):
My IC-7000 smoked the UHF output finals a few years ago & I sent it to
for a quick repair. I have had Scott Malcolm repair several of my Icom radios
(I have never sent any of them directly to Icom) & his work has always been
excellent, quick, & inexpensive. He'll even do a bench check & provide you
a $$ estimate before the work begins if you'd like.

In the case of my IC-7000, he was able to repair the UHF failure & also found
the soldering in the VHF section to be questionable, so he cleaned that up as
well. He applied the new grounding springs & tested everything before sending
it back to me . . . it's been flawless ever since.

From my personal experience with several Icom radios sent to him for repair
(IC-706MKIIG, IC-7000, IC-756PRO, etc.) over the years with a variety of needs,
I would personally highly recommend Scott Malcolm to get your Icom radio
repaired.

Good luck !!

Mark J Culross
KD5RXT


From: "Mystic Treg mystictreg@... [ic7000]"
To: ic7000@...
Sent: Thursday, March 30, 2017 10:27 PM
Subject: [IC-7000] Good ICOM Tech for repair?

 
Greetings, all;

My HF (especially) began getting noisy about a week or so ago. I
talked to someone else who said the static has been low. I tried
three different antennas and still noisy.

Now, my radio began turning itself off during transmission. I have an
IT-100 that seems to be doing wonderfully during tuning, and the
transceiver SWR has been reading 1.0-1.5. The radio is also shutting
itself off during transmission on VHF / UHF.

The temperature reading has not been within 3 bars of Hot . . . so I
don't know what is going on.

Can anyone recommend an ICOM tech / location? I seem to remember
reading something earlier, but cannot find it now. Mike, perhaps, in
Wisconsin or Minnesota?

Thanks, all. I have an elmer who will check my system this weekend,
but he's not a tech and quick to say that.

J Tregre, AG7EG
on behalf of
Her Imperial Majesty,
Mystic, Kitty.



Re: [IC-7000] Good ICOM Tech for repair?

ww3s@...
 

Look for Matt in Michigan, by far the best Icom  shop out there….. its under SAR or SARTS, something like that .….if google can't find him, look in eham  under the review section for repair services

Sent from my Windows tablet

From: John Kramer jkramer@... [ic7000]
Sent: ‎Friday‎, ‎March‎ ‎31‎, ‎2017 ‎1‎:‎51‎ ‎AM
To: John Kramer jkramer@... [ic7000]

 

I am interested too.  I have a oscillation running around in the front end of my 7000.  When operating jt65 you can see it moving back and forth across the waterfall.  Considerably worse if using a test load on the input or if the antenna is not loading correctly.  Somebody gave me the name of someone in or around Wisconsin.  I sent it into to ICOM in Seattle and the charged me $168 and didn't repair it.  Not sure if I want to invest anymore $$$ with them. 

 
James Brock
541-868-5827 

 DO NOT ACCEPT TEXTING



On Thursday, March 30, 2017 8:27 PM, "Mystic Treg mystictreg@... [ic7000]" <ic7000@...> wrote:


 
Greetings, all;

My HF (especially) began getting noisy about a week or so ago. I
talked to someone else who said the static has been low. I tried
three different antennas and still noisy.

Now, my radio began turning itself off during transmission. I have an
IT-100 that seems to be doing wonderfully during tuning, and the
transceiver SWR has been reading 1.0-1.5. The radio is also shutting
itself off during transmission on VHF / UHF.

The temperature reading has not been within 3 bars of Hot . . . so I
don't know what is going on.

Can anyone recommend an ICOM tech / location? I seem to remember
reading something earlier, but cannot find it now. Mike, perhaps, in
Wisconsin or Minnesota?

Thanks, all. I have an elmer who will check my system this weekend,
but he's not a tech and quick to say that.

J Tregre, AG7EG
on behalf of
Her Imperial Majesty,
Mystic, Kitty.




Re: [IC-7000] Good ICOM Tech for repair?

James Brock <jamesbrock@...>
 

I am interested too.  I have a oscillation running around in the front end of my 7000.  When operating jt65 you can see it moving back and forth across the waterfall.  Considerably worse if using a test load on the input or if the antenna is not loading correctly.  Somebody gave me the name of someone in or around Wisconsin.  I sent it into to ICOM in Seattle and the charged me $168 and didn't repair it.  Not sure if I want to invest anymore $$$ with them. 

 
James Brock
541-868-5827 

 DO NOT ACCEPT TEXTING



On Thursday, March 30, 2017 8:27 PM, "Mystic Treg mystictreg@... [ic7000]" <ic7000@...> wrote:


 
Greetings, all;

My HF (especially) began getting noisy about a week or so ago. I
talked to someone else who said the static has been low. I tried
three different antennas and still noisy.

Now, my radio began turning itself off during transmission. I have an
IT-100 that seems to be doing wonderfully during tuning, and the
transceiver SWR has been reading 1.0-1.5. The radio is also shutting
itself off during transmission on VHF / UHF.

The temperature reading has not been within 3 bars of Hot . . . so I
don't know what is going on.

Can anyone recommend an ICOM tech / location? I seem to remember
reading something earlier, but cannot find it now. Mike, perhaps, in
Wisconsin or Minnesota?

Thanks, all. I have an elmer who will check my system this weekend,
but he's not a tech and quick to say that.

J Tregre, AG7EG
on behalf of
Her Imperial Majesty,
Mystic, Kitty.



Re: [IC-7000] Good ICOM Tech for repair?

Paul Williams
 

Google Icom Michigan. SARTS.

-------- Original message --------
From: "Mystic Treg mystictreg@... [ic7000]" <ic7000@...>
Date: 3/30/17 5:14 PM (GMT-05:00)
To: ic7000@...
Subject: [IC-7000] Good ICOM Tech for repair?

 

Greetings, all;

My HF (especially) began getting noisy about a week or so ago. I
talked to someone else who said the static has been low. I tried
three different antennas and still noisy.

Now, my radio began turning itself off during transmission. I have an
IT-100 that seems to be doing wonderfully during tuning, and the
transceiver SWR has been reading 1.0-1.5. The radio is also shutting
itself off during transmission on VHF / UHF.

The temperature reading has not been within 3 bars of Hot . . . so I
don't know what is going on.

Can anyone recommend an ICOM tech / location? I seem to remember
reading something earlier, but cannot find it now. Mike, perhaps, in
Wisconsin or Minnesota?

Thanks, all. I have an elmer who will check my system this weekend,
but he's not a tech and quick to say that.

J Tregre, AG7EG
on behalf of
Her Imperial Majesty,
Mystic, Kitty.


Re: [IC-7000] Good ICOM Tech for repair?

Mark Schoonover
 

Do you have blade type fuses in the power lead? If so pull the out and plug them back in. See if that solves the problem. 


--
Mark Schoonover KA6WKE
Author: 4NEC2 The Definitive Guide https://leanpub.com/4nec2definitiveguide
Website: http://www.ka6wke.net
Resume: http://cv.ka6wke.net

On Mar 30, 2017 8:27 PM, "Mystic Treg mystictreg@... [ic7000]" <ic7000@...> wrote:
 

Greetings, all;

My HF (especially) began getting noisy about a week or so ago. I
talked to someone else who said the static has been low. I tried
three different antennas and still noisy.

Now, my radio began turning itself off during transmission. I have an
IT-100 that seems to be doing wonderfully during tuning, and the
transceiver SWR has been reading 1.0-1.5. The radio is also shutting
itself off during transmission on VHF / UHF.

The temperature reading has not been within 3 bars of Hot . . . so I
don't know what is going on.

Can anyone recommend an ICOM tech / location? I seem to remember
reading something earlier, but cannot find it now. Mike, perhaps, in
Wisconsin or Minnesota?

Thanks, all. I have an elmer who will check my system this weekend,
but he's not a tech and quick to say that.

J Tregre, AG7EG
on behalf of
Her Imperial Majesty,
Mystic, Kitty.


Good ICOM Tech for repair?

Mystic Treg
 

Greetings, all;


My HF (especially) began getting noisy about a week or so ago. I
talked to someone else who said the static has been low. I tried
three different antennas and still noisy.


Now, my radio began turning itself off during transmission. I have an
IT-100 that seems to be doing wonderfully during tuning, and the
transceiver SWR has been reading 1.0-1.5. The radio is also shutting
itself off during transmission on VHF / UHF.


The temperature reading has not been within 3 bars of Hot . . . so I
don't know what is going on.


Can anyone recommend an ICOM tech / location? I seem to remember
reading something earlier, but cannot find it now. Mike, perhaps, in
Wisconsin or Minnesota?


Thanks, all. I have an elmer who will check my system this weekend,
but he's not a tech and quick to say that.




J Tregre, AG7EG
on behalf of
Her Imperial Majesty,
Mystic, Kitty.


Re: [IC-7000] Microphone cable replacement

Mystic Treg
 

I used CAT 7 cable, but then, I'm re-wiring my house to upgrade, so that is what I have.


J Tregre, on behalf of
Her Imperial Majesty,
Mystic, Kitty

On Tue, Mar 28, 2017 at 8:01 AM, w3ahl@... [ic7000] <ic7000@...> wrote:
 

UTP CAT-5 cables will work, but they can have noise problems depending on the installation details.


In the real Icom OPC-1153 the twisted pairs are used correctly.  Mic audio and mic ground are on a twisted pair (pins 5&6).  8VDC and Ground are on a twisted pair(pins 1&8).  This reduces noise pick up on the mic audio and RFI in the cable from power current digital switching.

A standard CAT-5 cable does not pair these signals correctly.  You can cut off the connectors and rewire it however.  User quality connectors rated for stranded wire. 

The molded connectors on a factory made aptch cable are nice to have though, so unless a critical evaluation of your mic audio by a local station on multiple bands with a good set of headphones reveals an issue, you could probably get by with a standard CAT-5 cable.

Or rewire it correctly and use a flexible adhesive to strain relief the RJ45 connectors.

For longer cables in high RFI environments, use shielded CAT-5 (STP) with the drain wire connected to the radio chassis, assuming it has an RF ground connection (which of course it should have).  Shielded cables are a little stiffer.  Don't get the ones rated for exterior use, as their jackets are really stiff.

Steve, W3AHL

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

I have heard of using a CAT-5 or CAT-6 cable in place of the coiled cord but never tried it.

It would certainly reduce strain on the socket.

BTW I am now using the mic jack on the back of the radio instead of the remote head.

The jack on the back to closer to me in the drivers seat than the jack on the remote head mounted on the dashboard vent fin (2017 Chevy Traverse).

Steve WA8Y


On 3/27/2017 9:41 PM, Brent Ingvardsen brentcrna@... [ic7000] wrote:
 
I used a CAT-6 cable in my go-box to run a port to the faceplate. No issues as yet.

Brent Ingvardsen




Re: [IC-7000] Microphone cable replacement

Steve W3AHL
 

UTP CAT-5 cables will work, but they can have noise problems depending on the installation details.

In the real Icom OPC-1153 the twisted pairs are used correctly.  Mic audio and mic ground are on a twisted pair (pins 5&6).  8VDC and Ground are on a twisted pair(pins 1&8).  This reduces noise pick up on the mic audio and RFI in the cable from power current digital switching.

A standard CAT-5 cable does not pair these signals correctly.  You can cut off the connectors and rewire it however.  User quality connectors rated for stranded wire. 

The molded connectors on a factory made aptch cable are nice to have though, so unless a critical evaluation of your mic audio by a local station on multiple bands with a good set of headphones reveals an issue, you could probably get by with a standard CAT-5 cable.

Or rewire it correctly and use a flexible adhesive to strain relief the RJ45 connectors.

For longer cables in high RFI environments, use shielded CAT-5 (STP) with the drain wire connected to the radio chassis, assuming it has an RF ground connection (which of course it should have).  Shielded cables are a little stiffer.  Don't get the ones rated for exterior use, as their jackets are really stiff.

Steve, W3AHL

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

I have heard of using a CAT-5 or CAT-6 cable in place of the coiled cord but never tried it.

It would certainly reduce strain on the socket.

BTW I am now using the mic jack on the back of the radio instead of the remote head.

The jack on the back to closer to me in the drivers seat than the jack on the remote head mounted on the dashboard vent fin (2017 Chevy Traverse).

Steve WA8Y


On 3/27/2017 9:41 PM, Brent Ingvardsen brentcrna@... [ic7000] wrote:
 
I used a CAT-6 cable in my go-box to run a port to the faceplate. No issues as yet.

Brent Ingvardsen


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