[amsat-bb] Re: [Hearsat] Opinions on receivers

Greg D. ko6th_greg at hotmail.com
Tue Oct 6 20:41:20 PDT 2009

REALLY?  Great tip!  It's never been a great receiver, but anything will help.

I'll do some Googling around, but would you happen to have a pointer to more detailed information on the repair?



> Date: Tue, 6 Oct 2009 23:24:49 -0400
> From: smeuse at mara.org
> To: ko6th_greg at hotmail.com
> CC: amsat-bb at amsat.org; lmoline at hotmail.com
> Subject: Re: [amsat-bb] Re: [Hearsat] Opinions on receivers
> Greg D. expunged (ko6th_greg at hotmail.com):
> > 
> > But, as a general coverage receiver or scanner, it's 20-year age clearly shows.  First of all, it's a bit deaf by modern standards.  The local NWS weather channel is an S6 or S7, being fed by a very large TV antenna, with Preamp, in the attic.  It's full scale on my HT with its rubber duck antenna in the shack.  My S-band equipment (Drake 2880, and all that) barely gets above S1 or S2.  You get the idea. 
> Keep in mind that the lack of receive sensitivity in the R7000 most likely is due to old leaking electrolytic caps. Specifically, there is a DC-DC converter board on the underside of the receiver that ends up generating broadband noise as the caps fail over time. I recently rebuilt this board and have regained nearly all of the sensitivity that I've lost. I suspect that if I replaced more electrolytics I could have it back to factory specs. 
> -Steve
> N1JFU -  http://n1jfu.blogspot.com - smeuse at twitter
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