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No power up

W1JCW
 

Have a late production 7K and use this mobile in my truck.

 

Even when I don’t drive this truck often, I fire up the rig often and run it.

 

Now I hear the relay click inside but there is no power up.

 

Any ideas?

 

73-

W1JCW

John

 

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Charles & Sandra Cohen <cpcohen1945@...>
 

I have found that removing the front panel, then using Q-Tips and alcohol to clean the mating contacts on both the panel AND the transceiver chassis will fix this and other similar problems.  The contact surface area is so small that the slightest amount of dust, muck, etc., can cause problems.  I've had my 7K since 2009 (moving it between a house, car, RV, and boat over the years) and have had to do this a few times.
 
73,
 
Bob, WB2DWD
 
FWIW --

That was my experience with an IC-706mk2, which uses the same "remote cable" connectors.  Q-Tips and alcohol is the first thing to try.

.         Charles / va7cpc

 


Re: Display

 

Have you tried the video output to see if that is working?


Re: Display

ZL2AAA
 

Hi Hoffy I sprayed some contact cleaner down the cables where I could as they were tight and I didn't want to do more damage as I have no spares.Appears to be working at the moment will just have to wait
Morrie

On 24/11/2021 4:51 pm, Hoffy wrote:
Hi Morrie, I had a similar problem with my 7000, I ended up replacing the ribbons but you might want to try just sliding them around a little within the sockets without actually pulling them out. These ribbons are all getting a bit long in the tooth now and by replacing all of them, most of my intermittent problems vanished.

73s & Good Luck,

Hoffy - VK4OY//

On 24/11/2021 12:05, ZL2AAA wrote:
Hi All My ic7000 is not showing anything on the display no frequency etc.It does receive the squelch works and if you are lucky you can sometimes find a frequency that is in use and copy the audio.This has happened before after it was left turned for most of the day but is now becoming more frequent.If it does come on by sliding the font panel off I can measure 3.3 v on one pin on the radio side.Any help appreciated
73 Morrie





Re: Display

ZL2AAA
 

Hi Bob Thanks for the suggestion unfortunately no cigar
Morrie

On 25/11/2021 2:36 am, Robert Seastream wrote:
Greetings:

I have found that removing the front panel, then using Q-Tips and alcohol to clean the mating contacts on both the panel AND the transceiver chassis will fix this and other similar problems.  The contact surface area is so small that the slightest amount of dust, muck, etc., can cause problems.  I've had my 7K since 2009 (moving it between a house, car, RV, and boat over the years) and have had to do this a few times.

73,

Bob, WB2DWD

On Tue, Nov 23, 2021 at 9:05 PM ZL2AAA <zl2aaa@...> wrote:
Hi All My ic7000 is not showing anything on the display no frequency
etc.It does receive the squelch works and if you are lucky you can
sometimes find a frequency that is in use and copy the audio.This has
happened before after it was left turned for most of the day but is now
becoming more frequent.If it does come on by sliding the font panel off
I can measure 3.3 v on one pin on the radio side.Any help appreciated
73 Morrie







Re: Display

Robert Seastream
 

Greetings:

I have found that removing the front panel, then using Q-Tips and alcohol to clean the mating contacts on both the panel AND the transceiver chassis will fix this and other similar problems.  The contact surface area is so small that the slightest amount of dust, muck, etc., can cause problems.  I've had my 7K since 2009 (moving it between a house, car, RV, and boat over the years) and have had to do this a few times.

73,

Bob, WB2DWD

On Tue, Nov 23, 2021 at 9:05 PM ZL2AAA <zl2aaa@...> wrote:
Hi All My ic7000 is not showing anything on the display no frequency
etc.It does receive the squelch works and if you are lucky you can
sometimes find a frequency that is in use and copy the audio.This has
happened before after it was left turned for most of the day but is now
becoming more frequent.If it does come on by sliding the font panel off
I can measure 3.3 v on one pin on the radio side.Any help appreciated
73 Morrie






Re: Display

Hoffy
 

Hi Morrie, I had a similar problem with my 7000, I ended up replacing the ribbons but you might want to try just sliding them around a little within the sockets without actually pulling them out. These ribbons are all getting a bit long in the tooth now and by replacing all of them, most of my intermittent problems vanished.

73s & Good Luck,

Hoffy - VK4OY//

On 24/11/2021 12:05, ZL2AAA wrote:
Hi All My ic7000 is not showing anything on the display no frequency etc.It does receive the squelch works and if you are lucky you can sometimes find a frequency that is in use and copy the audio.This has happened before after it was left turned for most of the day but is now becoming more frequent.If it does come on by sliding the font panel off I can measure 3.3 v on one pin on the radio side.Any help appreciated
73 Morrie



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Display

ZL2AAA
 

Hi All My ic7000 is not showing anything on the display no frequency etc.It does receive the squelch works and if you are lucky you can sometimes find a frequency that is in use and copy the audio.This has happened before after it was left turned for most of the day but is now becoming more frequent.If it does come on by sliding the font panel off I can measure 3.3 v on one pin on the radio side.Any help appreciated
73 Morrie


Re: Hello to the group, and an IC-7000 problem.

Alan, AB6C
 

I couldn't agree more. Matt at SARTS1 is outstanding. Seven years ago my IC-7000 suddenly without warning went dead, that is no RF out on any band. I too did my research, and decided to sent to Matt after chatting with him on the phone. I found that his current rates today, are just a tad higher than they were back then, which in today's economy, are almost no increase by comparison. My problem was that the driver transistor, driver module and PA transistor had to be replaced. He went through the whole radio and performed some updates of that time and checked the alignment and setting values of the whole transceiver. It took about 4 weeks to finish the job due to his backlog. The radio was perfect, and I have been a very happy camper since then. Just my story. If I had to have any of my Icom radios repaired, from this experience, there is no place else that I would go.

Alan, AB6C


Re: Hello to the group, and an IC-7000 problem.

Alan, AB6C
 

I couldn't agree more. Matt at SARTS1 is outstanding. Seven years ago my IC-7000 suddenly without warning went dead, that is no RF out on any band. I too did my research, and decided to sent to Matt after chatting with him on the phone. I found that his current rates today, are just a tad higher than they were back then, which in today's economy, are almost no increase by comparison. My problem was that the driver transistor, driver module and PA transistor had to be replaced. He went through the whole radio and performed some updates of that time and checked the alignment and setting values of the whole transceiver. It took about 4 weeks to finish the job due to his backlog. The radio was perfect, and I have been a very happy camper since then. Just my story. If I had to have any of my Icom radios repaired, from this experience, there is no place else that I would go.

Alan, ABC


Re: Hello to the group, and an IC-7000 problem.

W3DRM - Don
 

Thanks for all the inputs guys! Much appreciated. Here is a rollup of the two service centers being recommended, so far:

ICOM Repair Services:

 - SAR Technical Services Inc.
1792 Nash Dr.
St. Joseph, MI 49085
269-429-2334
 
 - Amateur Radio Service
2134 Carthage Road
Tucker, GA 30084
 


Re: Hello to the group, and an IC-7000 problem.

Rick Robinson
 

SARS is top notch . I’ve had two pieces of Icom gear repaired with a fair price and decent turnaround time. Good communication also. I have also used MTS but they are twice the distance from me compared to SARS. Shipping = $$$

On Sun, Nov 14, 2021 at 10:51 AM Ken N6PCD <n6pcd1@...> wrote:
Hi Don W3DRM,

My bad, thanks for catching that! I just received my 7300 back from Scott this past week and wasn’t aware that he was retiring. That’ll teach me to review the website before recommending someone!

I do wish Scott a happy and healthy retirement!
--
All the best,
Ken N6PCD

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Re: Hello to the group, and an IC-7000 problem.

Ken N6PCD <n6pcd1@...>
 

Hi Don W3DRM,

My bad, thanks for catching that! I just received my 7300 back from Scott this past week and wasn’t aware that he was retiring. That’ll teach me to review the website before recommending someone!

I do wish Scott a happy and healthy retirement!
--
All the best,
Ken N6PCD


Re: Hello to the group, and an IC-7000 problem.

Prabhu
 

Yaa Paul is best...i had dealt with him 3 years before...

On Sun, 14 Nov 2021 at 20:32, Greg Engle <gfe@...> wrote:

www.Amateurradioservice.com in Georgia is another option.

Paul was an Icom Repair station until he moved to Georgia.

He’s also an occasional poster here.

 

Disclosure, Paul is also a friend of mine… I think…

 

From: ic7000@groups.io <ic7000@groups.io> On Behalf Of W3DRM - Don
Sent: Saturday, November 13, 2021 10:45 AM
To: ic7000@groups.io
Subject: Re: [ic7000] Hello to the group, and an IC-7000 problem.

 

Just an FYI regarding MTS repair services. Scott has retired and is no longer accepting any requests for repairs. Too bad as it sounds like he did a great job on ICOM equipment. Does anyone know of another source for ICOM repairs, specifically the IC-7000.

My 7000 from back in 2005 is still working just fine and without any issues at all. Has never needed any services. I do vacuum and blow it out periodically but otherwise, it just runs. I use it mainly as a base unit but have used it mobile too. It's a nice little rig.

73 - Don - W3DRM


Re: Hello to the group, and an IC-7000 problem.

Greg Engle
 

www.Amateurradioservice.com in Georgia is another option.

Paul was an Icom Repair station until he moved to Georgia.

He’s also an occasional poster here.

 

Disclosure, Paul is also a friend of mine… I think…

 

From: ic7000@groups.io <ic7000@groups.io> On Behalf Of W3DRM - Don
Sent: Saturday, November 13, 2021 10:45 AM
To: ic7000@groups.io
Subject: Re: [ic7000] Hello to the group, and an IC-7000 problem.

 

Just an FYI regarding MTS repair services. Scott has retired and is no longer accepting any requests for repairs. Too bad as it sounds like he did a great job on ICOM equipment. Does anyone know of another source for ICOM repairs, specifically the IC-7000.

My 7000 from back in 2005 is still working just fine and without any issues at all. Has never needed any services. I do vacuum and blow it out periodically but otherwise, it just runs. I use it mainly as a base unit but have used it mobile too. It's a nice little rig.

73 - Don - W3DRM


Re: Hello to the group, and an IC-7000 problem.

Andy Brinkley
 

I have had great service from SAR Technical Services in Saint Joseph Michigan, they are an ICOM Authorized Service Center.

 

sarts1

 

Andy / NC4AB

 

 

From: ic7000@groups.io [mailto:ic7000@groups.io] On Behalf Of W3DRM - Don
Sent: Saturday, November 13, 2021 1:45 PM
To: ic7000@groups.io
Subject: Re: [ic7000] Hello to the group, and an IC-7000 problem.

 

Just an FYI regarding MTS repair services. Scott has retired and is no longer accepting any requests for repairs. Too bad as it sounds like he did a great job on ICOM equipment. Does anyone know of another source for ICOM repairs, specifically the IC-7000.

My 7000 from back in 2005 is still working just fine and without any issues at all. Has never needed any services. I do vacuum and blow it out periodically but otherwise, it just runs. I use it mainly as a base unit but have used it mobile too. It's a nice little rig.

73 - Don - W3DRM


Re: IC-7000 Tutorial

John Rupprecht K3NOQ
 

I use Ham Radio Deluxe  computer software for about 4 years now with my Icom 7000's ( I own two).  HRD allows  instant point & click access to all functions that I frequently use. I started with the older free version, and gladly moved up to the paid version and happily renew every year.  Its a whole lot easier than chasing through the 7K's buttons and menus.    73// John K3NOQ/5



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Re: Hello to the group, and an IC-7000 problem.

W3DRM - Don
 

Just an FYI regarding MTS repair services. Scott has retired and is no longer accepting any requests for repairs. Too bad as it sounds like he did a great job on ICOM equipment. Does anyone know of another source for ICOM repairs, specifically the IC-7000.

My 7000 from back in 2005 is still working just fine and without any issues at all. Has never needed any services. I do vacuum and blow it out periodically but otherwise, it just runs. I use it mainly as a base unit but have used it mobile too. It's a nice little rig.

73 - Don - W3DRM


Re: IC-7000 Tutorial

Augusto
 

As I mostly operated /P (wwff - hbff) from my car or near it, I used my NUVI car navigator, I have a model that accepts video for back camera.
This made working with IC-7000 very easier.
73 44 August hb9tza/i2jjr

Il 13/11/2021 19:47, Alan, AB6C ha scritto:

As a suggestion that may help in understanding the menus is to consider adding a 7" or possibly 15" or so external monitor that will accept composite video (it will have a yellow marking and it will be an RCA connector). The 7000 is one of the few older radios I think that allow external monitors to be used. I found that this makes working with an IC-7000 somewhat easier. You should be able to find a monitor online without too much trouble, I hope. You might check out this website:  https://www.hamradioandvision.com/ic-7000-external-monitor   for some guidance, as well as Youtube and other websites.  The Nifty Manual is also what I use most all of the time, and I'm 81. I hope this helps. It all sure helped me.

Good luck, Alan, AB6C


Re: IC-7000 Tutorial

Alan, AB6C
 

As a suggestion that may help in understanding the menus is to consider adding a 7" or possibly 15" or so external monitor that will accept composite video (it will have a yellow marking and it will be an RCA connector). The 7000 is one of the few older radios I think that allow external monitors to be used. I found that this makes working with an IC-7000 somewhat easier. You should be able to find a monitor online without too much trouble, I hope. You might check out this website:  https://www.hamradioandvision.com/ic-7000-external-monitor   for some guidance, as well as Youtube and other websites.  The Nifty Manual is also what I use most all of the time, and I'm 81. I hope this helps. It all sure helped me.

Good luck, Alan, AB6C

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