[amsat-bb] IC-w32A

Stefan Wagener wageners at gmail.com
Thu Aug 4 00:03:53 UTC 2016

Hi Kevin,

That is great info! Thank you. I always wondered about that having gone
through several W32A with major desense.

73, Stefan VE4NSA

On Wed, Aug 3, 2016 at 4:26 PM, Kevin M via AMSAT-BB <amsat-bb at amsat.org>

> Unfortunately a lot of 5 digit serial numbers desense themselves as
> well... I know, I have gone through two different 5 digit models without
> success. The real way to tell is if a soft mod (pushing some buttons on the
> keypad) will open up the radio to 800 Mhz receive. When they were forced to
> removed the 800 Mhz capability, that is when they changed the filtering and
> the desense on Mode J began.
> Extended RX soft mod:  Extended receive range (adds 300mhz and 800mhz
> range, mirrors celluar at 961.11-986.10)
> A. Turn off HT
> B. Hold down Main, Band, Call & Squelch while turning on HT.
> 73, Kevin N4UFO
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> Unfortunately we can't see whether or not the serial number is 5 or 7
> digits. The newer 7 digit models desense themselves when transmitting
> on 2 meters and receiving on 70cm.
> 73,
> Paul, N8HM
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