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Re: [IC-7000] IC7000 Tuning Locked up

Mark Brueggemann
 

I was tuning across 20 the other day and all of a sudden the freq just locked up.
Do the up/down buttons on the mic work?

Mark K5LXP
Albuquerque, NM


Re: [IC-7000] IC7000 Tuning Locked up

Brian (N2MLP)
 

Do memories work?

Sounds like encoder failure

 

 

 

From: ic7000@... [mailto:ic7000@...]
Sent: Tuesday, January 23, 2018 11:54 AM
To: ic7000@...
Subject: [IC-7000] IC7000 Tuning Locked up

 

 

I was tuning across 20 the other day and all of a sudden the freq just locked up.
I tryed the other bands and the same problem. I first checked the Lock button to make sure I didn't hit it by mistake but No. So I tried a complete reset of the CPU. I got an "All Clear" message but the issue was still there. No matter what I do I can't clear it. The receiver is working but I can't change freq. When I try the last 2 digits of the freq change but return the where they were. No change. After the reset the readout on 20 is 14,100.49.
Has anyone else had this problem and what did you do to fix it or do I have to send it to Paul??

Tnx 73
Joe
K2DS

 


IC7000 Tuning Locked up

k2ds@...
 

I was tuning across 20 the other day and all of a sudden the freq just locked up.
I tryed the other bands and the same problem. I first checked the Lock button to make sure I didn't hit it by mistake but No. So I tried a complete reset of the CPU. I got an "All Clear" message but the issue was still there. No matter what I do I can't clear it. The receiver is working but I can't change freq. When I try the last 2 digits of the freq change but return the where they were. No change. After the reset the readout on 20 is 14,100.49.
Has anyone else had this problem and what did you do to fix it or do I have to send it to Paul??

Tnx 73
Joe
K2DS




Re: Digital Modes and CAT on IC7000

Dale Barnes
 

I’ve been using an Xggcomms cable for the IC7000 for approx. 2 years now and find they are an excellent choice and work perfectly . I also found the designer gave excellent after sales support as well. I can thoroughly recommend them.

 

73s Dale VK7DG

 

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Re: Digital Modes and CAT on IC7000

Kevin Grantham
 

There are some products similar to the Signalink that provide more connections to the radio. For example, the West Mountain Radio Rigblaster Advantage - with a single USB - provides the audio, CI-V (CAT), RTTY and Key connections.

Otherwise you use the Signalink for audio and a separate serial port for CI-V.

You can use a cheap sound card interface but it will not key the radio via VOX and won’t provide isolation against ground hum. Having said that, I use CI-V commands to key and unkey.

There is some programming software for programming memories. Don’t know if there is software for Linux.

Kevin
N5KRG


Re: [IC-7000] Digital Modes and CAT on IC7000

Mark Langenfeld
 

Triantafyllos:

I can only tell you what has worked well for me.  The Signalink USB was essentially plug'n'play here using the 6-pin data port.  TX/RX level adjustments are a little bit sensitive using that port, but not excessively so.  Should you find them difficult to adjust, workarounds are detailed in the Signalink documentation. Thie MIC mutes (so you don't have to reduce MIC gain), and you can operate just fine without a CAT cable if you don't mind doing the "traditional" functions manually.  But, a CAT cable will allow band changes, etc., by software command.

I am not familiar with the CAT cables you reference, but would suggest that you seek a cable using the FTDI chipset.  I know some of the cheaper cables use something else and may amount to a false economy.

GL es 73,

Mark -- WA9ETW



Re: [IC-7000] Digital Modes and CAT on IC7000

Mark Langenfeld
 

Triantafyllos:

I can only tell you what has worked well for me.  The Signalink USB was essentially plug'n'play here using the 6-pin data port.  TX/RX level adjustments are a little bit sensitive using that port, but not excessively so.  Should you find them difficult to adjust, workarounds are detailed in the Signalink documentation. Thie MIC mutes (so you don't have to reuce MIC gain), and you can operate just fine without a CAT cable if you don't mind doing the "traditional" functions manually.  But, a CAT cable will allow band changes, etc., by software command.

I am not familiar with the CAT cables you reference, but would suggest that you seek a cable using the FTDI chipset.  I know some of the cheaper cables use something else and may amount to a false economy.

GL es 73,

Mark -- WA9ETW


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Digital Modes and CAT on IC7000


Mon Jan 22, 2018 4:22 pm (PST) . Posted by:

sv2hws


Hello everyone

Can someone provide some getting started info for digital modes and CAT on IC7000?

I want to use modes like PSK31,SSTV,WSJT,Echolink,RTTY and others.
For this I think I will use fldigi because I mostly work on Linux and as far as I found out this is the most well known software for digital modes in linux.
What cable connections do I need for this to work?

I would also like to remotely control my radio.
What software can I use for this on linux?
Can the same software and connections be used also for programming the radio (ex. memories)?

While searching I found different interfaces saying that they will do these jobs (with price ascending order).
I have found cheap cables on ebay for CAT and Tx/Rx audio.
I have also come across xggcomms cables - http://www.xggcomms.com/page11.htm http://www.xggcomms.com/page11.htm
I finally came across the signalink usb - http://www.tigertronics.com/ http://www.tigertronics.com/

Signalink as it seems is very popular and with many happy users.
Has anyone used the xggcomms cables?
Or cheap ebay cables are good enough for the job?

Signalink is a sound card by itself, leaving the main computer sound card free for other uses.
But I guess one could pay a lot less money for the other cables and get a 5$ external usb sound card which would result in the same configuration, what do you think?

Another question is if I should use the 6 pin or the 13 pin socket for connections?
What is the difference of these 2 ports?
I have read about MIC not muting when using 13pin port.
Does this mean that noise from the room around the radio will get picked up together with the digital signal?
Is a separate 3.5mm CI-V cable also required for the above mentioned operations?

Thank you in advance for the help,
Triantafyllos
SV2HWS






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Re: [IC-7000] Digital Modes and CAT on IC7000

Steven Linley
 

See Below


On 1/22/2018 6:43 PM, sv2hws@... [ic7000] wrote:
 

Hello everyone

Can someone provide some getting started info for digital modes and CAT on IC7000?

I want to use modes like PSK31,SSTV,WSJT,Echolink,RTTY and others.
For this I think I will use fldigi because I mostly work on Linux and as far as I found out this is the most well known software for digital modes in linux.
What cable connections do I need for this to work? Use a SignaLink USB connected to the Data cable, do not use the ACC.

I would also like to remotely control my radio.  I use RemoteHams (RCForb Client)  with DXLab Suite (both are free)
What software can I use for this on linux?
Can the same software and connections be used also for programming the radio (ex. memories)?  Try RT Systems, I tried CHIRP but was unable to find the IC-7000.   I gradaully learned how to program every aspect of the radio by reading the manual.  Programming Repeaters and Satellites (and naming the memory channel) was the last thing I learned to do.  In hind sight, it is pretty easy to do that.

While searching I found different interfaces saying that they will do these jobs (with price ascending order).
I have found cheap cables on ebay for CAT and Tx/Rx audio.
I have also come across xggcomms cables - http://www.xggcomms.com/page11.htm

I found several that didn't work, including one from West Mountain Radio.  And I bought the last two from a guy in Poland for $6 each (they only do CI-V very well, no sound interface)


Signalink as it seems is very popular and with many happy users.
Has anyone used the xggcomms cables? Yes, my first and one of my favorite cables.
Or cheap ebay cables are good enough for the job?  I have also built the CI-V interface from a couple of transistors (schematics can be found (Google CI-V interface schematics)  its just a voltage level converter.

Signalink is a sound card by itself, leaving the main computer sound card free for other uses.
But I guess one could pay a lot less money for the other cables and get a 5$ external usb sound card which would result in the same configuration, what do you think? Yes, many use the $10 USB sound cards, I like the SignaLink USB and its TX, RX, and Delay knobs.

Another question is if I should use the 6 pin or the 13 pin socket for connections?  the 6 pin Data socket works better but my xggcomms units used the 13 pin ACC socket. 
What is the difference of these 2 ports?  SignaLink recommended the 6 pin socket.  I had no problem using the ACC socket with the IC-718 but I got a hum with the xggcomms unit on the IC-7000 and I sent a few Windows sounds over the air.  It can still happen with a seperate sound card.  Understanding the control panel sound window in XP, 7, 8, and 10 can avoid trouble.  One, make your radio sound card the "Default Communications" Play and Record Device.  Always turn on the radio before the PC so the PC will alway find the radios sound card (if the radio has a USB -built-in sound card, and I think this works with other sound cards also).
I have read about MIC not muting when using 13pin port.  Yes, that was probably what caused the sound problem with my xggcomms unit.  You could alway unplug the mic but who wants to do that?
Does this mean that noise from the room around the radio will get picked up together with the digital signal?
Is a separate 3.5mm CI-V cable also required for the above mentioned operations?  xggcomms makes a cable with both; CI-V and Line and Mic 3.5mm plugs (my workstation PC has a Line in (green) and an Line Out (blue) jack)

73, Steve WA8Y
formerly wa8yxa

Thank you in advance for the help,
Triantafyllos
SV2HWS



Digital Modes and CAT on IC7000

sv2hws@...
 

Hello everyone

Can someone provide some getting started info for digital modes and CAT on IC7000?

I want to use modes like PSK31,SSTV,WSJT,Echolink,RTTY and others.
For this I think I will use fldigi because I mostly work on Linux and as far as I found out this is the most well known software for digital modes in linux.
What cable connections do I need for this to work?

I would also like to remotely control my radio.
What software can I use for this on linux?
Can the same software and connections be used also for programming the radio (ex. memories)?

While searching I found different interfaces saying that they will do these jobs (with price ascending order).
I have found cheap cables on ebay for CAT and Tx/Rx audio.
I have also come across xggcomms cables - http://www.xggcomms.com/page11.htm
I finally came across the signalink usb - http://www.tigertronics.com/

Signalink as it seems is very popular and with many happy users.
Has anyone used the xggcomms cables?
Or cheap ebay cables are good enough for the job?

Signalink is a sound card by itself, leaving the main computer sound card free for other uses.
But I guess one could pay a lot less money for the other cables and get a 5$ external usb sound card which would result in the same configuration, what do you think?

Another question is if I should use the 6 pin or the 13 pin socket for connections?
What is the difference of these 2 ports?
I have read about MIC not muting when using 13pin port.
Does this mean that noise from the room around the radio will get picked up together with the digital signal?
Is a separate 3.5mm CI-V cable also required for the above mentioned operations?

Thank you in advance for the help,
Triantafyllos
SV2HWS


Re: POWER PROBLEM

 

There is a fuse behind the front panel on the radio, but I doubt that this your problem.
The processor in the front panel looks for voltage withing X seconds of the power on button being pushed.
The power fro the front panel comes from a 8 volt regulator on the main board in the radio.
If the front panel processor does not get the power in time (dead 8 volt regulator for example) it turns off the relay.
So one click when the relay pulls in and the second one a fraction of a second later when the processor drops out the relay due to on voltage.
Good luck with your radio.


Re: POWER PROBLEM

James Ray, Sr.
 

Have you checked the fuse in the the control head or main chassis? Anyway it is in one of them where they split.

73 de KF7SLM Jim


Re: POWER PROBLEM

 

The problem is probably the 8 volt regulator 
Look here.
Mine was a problem with one of my front panels, a bad 5 volt regulator or cap.
This will get you started


Re: [IC-7000] POWER PROBLEM

Mark Schoonover
 

Are using using the OEM power cable? If so, try pulling the fuses out and put back in a few times.

On Sun, Jan 7, 2018 at 5:01 PM, lesterf52@... [ic7000] <ic7000@...> wrote:
 

i have a ic 7000 that will not turn on, using a 30amp PS, I push the power button can hear it click then another click .......nothing. any suggestions?
Thank you de w3les



POWER PROBLEM

lesterf52@...
 

i have a ic 7000 that will not turn on, using a 30amp PS, I push the power button can hear it click then another click .......nothing. any suggestions?
Thank you de w3les


Re: [IC-7000] No Modulation

Steven Linley
 

Can you see your modulation?  Can you hear yourself in the monitor?


On 1/1/2018 8:38 PM, Mark Brueggemann qrq_cw@... [ic7000] wrote:
 



From: "Carol Fano k1csf@... [ic7000]"

> no one could hear me. I tried another microphone and cord.

Is this with the separation kit?  Try it with the head directly mounted to the transceiver.

 
Mark K5LXP
Albuquerque, NM



Re: [IC-7000] No Modulation

Mark Brueggemann
 




From: "Carol Fano k1csf@... [ic7000]"

> no one could hear me. I tried another microphone and cord.

Is this with the separation kit?  Try it with the head directly mounted to the transceiver.

 
Mark K5LXP
Albuquerque, NM


No Modulation

Carol Fano <k1csf@...>
 

Happy New Year!


Hello all in the group. This is my first posting.
I moved my ic-7000 from my car to my truck. Everything seemed to be fine. I could receive and transmit on all bands that I had antennas for (HF, VHF, UHF).. I could key up local repeaters. I didn’t realize for a bit that no one could hear me. I tried another microphone and cord. I tried adjusting ALC and mic gain. Nothing.


Any thoughts?


Thanks and 73,


Carol, K1CSF


Re: Transmitter Adjustment

Steve W3AHL
 

It's not uncommon for either 160M or 10M to first show low TX power output when the HF FET's start to fail.  Usually the other bands will eventually start to degrade as the gate to channel defect worsens.

The gain of the HF PA seems to be optimized for 14.3 MHz, since typically the Driver stage only supplies about 6.5 Vp-p to drive the output to 100 W CW at that frequency.  For 1.8 and 28.4 MHz the Driver outputs about 12.4 Vp-p for full power.  The gain versus frequency variation is accounted for by the TX Total Gain (HF1)-(HF3) & (50M) adjustments.

Glad it was an easy fix!

Steve, W3AHL


---In ic7000@..., <sv1dpp@...> wrote :

Hi Steve And Paul,
Thanks for the response
yes the Q301 was defective.
I replaced with another one and all are OK
but I have ordered two new matched RD70HHF1, so I will replace both
Steve one day I found that the output power on  160M and ONLY in this band was 70W
in all other bands the power was full 100W, so I went to check
Also the circuit design in 7K does not contain active components around the FETS as in 756, so such damages are obvious and the mind must go straight to the defective FET.
Many 73
Mary XMAS and HNY
Spiros, SV1DPP


Re: Transmitter Adjustment

sv1dpp
 

Hi Steve And Paul,
Thanks for the response
yes the Q301 was defective.
I replaced with another one and all are OK
but I have ordered two new matched RD70HHF1, so I will replace both
Steve one day I found that the output power on  160M and ONLY in this band was 70W
in all other bands the power was full 100W, so I went to check
Also the circuit design in 7K does not contain active components around the FETS as in 756, so such damages are obvious and the mind must go straight to the defective FET.
Many 73
Mary XMAS and HNY
Spiros, SV1DPP


Re: [IC-7000] Transmitter Adjustment

sv1dpp
 

Hi Helmut, a damaged RD70HHF1 was the problem.
I repaired
73
Spiros, SV1DPP

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