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07-07-2004, 11:05 PM
Anyone know where to get spare parts for a Kenwood TR-751 2Mx transceiver? (Apart from Kenwood!http://www.qrz.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/wink.gif
Specifically, the RF Gain/RIT potentiometer.
73 Phil VK4CDI
07-08-2004, 12:34 PM
E-mail Kenwood and ask them where you can order one of the pots. They should give you a part number and a list of suppliers to contact.
First, you will need the part number from your radio's service manual (owner's manuals will sometimes list parts by number) - OR a schematic to determine the specific value of the part you need.
Some Kenwood authorized dealers (with in-house service facilities) may have the part on hand. #List of authorized dealers is on the Kenwood web site:
I have sucessfully obtained Kenwood parts from the authorized Kenwood distributors listed below. # They carry Kenwood original replacement parts, service manuals, owner's manuals, and accessories. The part prices have been very reasonable -- for the parts that I needed.
Pacific Coast Parts Distributors, Inc.
15024 Staff Court
Gardena, CA 90248
2114 SE 9th Avenue
Portland, OR 97214
Web Site (with Online Ordering): http://www.pacparts.com/
MIDWEST AND NORTHEAST
East Coast Transistor Parts Inc.
2 Marlborough Road
West Hempstead, NY 11552
Web Site: http://www.eastcoasttransistor.com/
7350 NW 35TH Terrace
Miami, FL 33122
Web Site http://www.hermanelectronics.com
Kenwood has two service center sites in the US (in addition to authorized dealers):
Kenwood Service Center West
13030 Alondra Blvd., #104
Cerritos, CA 90703-2257
Kenwood Service Center East
829 Lynnhaven Parkway, Suite 130
Virginia Beach, VA 23452
Service forms for submission are available on the Kenwood web site:
Pacific Coast Parts lists the TS-751A RIT/RF Gain control pot as part number: R23-3403-05
$ 15.44 and appears to be in stock.
No parts appeared for the TR-751 (may be identical part as for the "A" verison - BUT I don't know)
07-09-2004, 06:16 PM
Yesterday, I sent my TS-50 to the VA. Beach facility for long needed repairs, beyond my surface mount soldering facilities and ability. I've had it for 10 years and the display lamps gave out a couple years ago. About a year ago, after a bracket screw got overdriven into it--long story, never mind--a persistent circuit noise has appeared on all audio outputs, except headphone.
My IC-735 looks so lonesome without its phone/digital companion. I can't wait to get it back.