[amsat-bb] IC-910H Receiver Repair

Dino Papas kl0s at cox.net
Thu Aug 14 18:10:04 UTC 2014

Les - two recommendations:

Icom Service Center Michigan (www.sarts1.com) - had my 910H repaired there recently and Matt did a great job.

or a tried and true long time Icom fixer at MTS (http://mts-icom.wix.com/hamradiorepair) - been a long time since I had my IC-211 repaired there but have only heard good things from others ever since.

Dino KL0S

On Aug142014, at 1127 AM, Les Rayburn <les at highnoonfilm.com> wrote:

> Can someone recommend a repair service that has experience with the unique needs of VHF/UHF weak signal operation? My IC-910H is "ailing" and I don't want to be without it for long.
> I noticed that signals on 2M satellites sounded a  bit weaker than normal, but I attributed that to random phasing. Then during the Perseid meteor showers, all my QSO's turned into marathon events, many lasting well over an hour. Even at distances that should have been easy, and with stations running high power. I investigated further by monitoring two local beacons, and noticed that one was much weaker than normal, and the other could not be copied at all. Using WSJT, I couldn't even see the faint trace of the carrier.
> Also checked local NOAA weather stations...and I can normally copy at least one station on each frequency. Now, I can only seem to manage to hear stations on the two of them. Something is amiss. I swapped out cables, checked connections, etc. Nothing improves the situation. Transmit output power is normal on all bands.
> The problem appears to be isolated to 2 Meter receive, but it's difficult to check other frequencies here.
> Any recommendation on where to send my baby?
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