[amsat-bb] IC-910H Receiver Repair

Les Rayburn les at highnoonfilm.com
Thu Aug 14 15:27:01 UTC 2014

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?


Les Rayburn, N1LF
121 Mayfair Park
Maylene, AL 35114

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