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  1. #1
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    Arrow ICOM IC-761 Transceiver

    I recently purchased a the above radio used and in apparently GREAT condition.

    I'm also a new HAM.

    I found the User's Manual online.

    Q: Can somebody PLEASE help me better understand how the needle gauge works-what it represents?

    Any input is welcome and I THANK YOU in advance.

    Sincerely,
    Chris Loomis
    KJ6FQD
    KJ6FQD@yahoo.com
    Arcadia, CA U.S.A.
    Cheers,
    Chris Loomis
    KJ6FQD - General Class
    Arcadia, CA USA (GMT -8)
    [EMAIL="KJ6FQD@yahoo.com"]KJ6FQD@yahoo.com[/EMAIL]

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    Quote Originally Posted by KJ6FQD View Post
    I recently purchased a the above radio used and in apparently GREAT condition.

    I'm also a new HAM.

    I found the User's Manual online.

    Q: Can somebody PLEASE help me better understand how the needle gauge works-what it represents?

    Any input is welcome and I THANK YOU in advance.

    Sincerely,
    Chris Loomis
    KJ6FQD
    KJ6FQD@yahoo.com
    Arcadia, CA U.S.A.
    What's a needle gauge? Do you mean the panel meter, which shows received signal strength on receive, and things like ALC, power amplifier collector current, etc on transmit?

    The IC-761 is a great rig, although now it's quite old and they're prone to various interesting failures with age. Are you having a specific problem with it?

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    Yes. The needle gauge is the is the s-meter.

    Also, can you tell me about the internal antenna tuner, please?

    Q: If I make a dipole antenna for 160 meters, does that mean that due to the rig having an internal antenna tuner, that I can operate (rx/tx) on 160 meters thru 10 meters?

    Q: What is the "speech" button used for?

    Please and Thank You in advance for any input you can provide.
    Cheers,
    Chris Loomis
    KJ6FQD - General Class
    Arcadia, CA USA (GMT -8)
    [EMAIL="KJ6FQD@yahoo.com"]KJ6FQD@yahoo.com[/EMAIL]

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    Quote Originally Posted by KJ6FQD View Post
    Yes. The needle gauge is the is the s-meter.
    That's called a "meter."

    Also, can you tell me about the internal antenna tuner, please?

    Q: If I make a dipole antenna for 160 meters, does that mean that due to the rig having an internal antenna tuner, that I can operate (rx/tx) on 160 meters thru 10 meters?
    No. Of course I guess you realize a 160m dipole is 262 feet long? Do you have the space for that? But in any case, no, that won't work unless you feed the dipole with open wire line and use an external balanced line tuner. The internal tuner is to "touch up" antennas that are nearly matched to begin with and in no way can make a 160m dipole work on all bands.

    Q: What is the "speech" button used for?

    Please and Thank You in advance for any input you can provide.
    Right now, I'd ignore that. You need some local, hands-on help. Are you a member of a local radio club, like the Pasadena Radio Club, which is pretty close to you? If not, go to a meeting, join the club, get a local to stop over and help you. That's the way we all learn. The internet is no substitute for a local "Elmer."

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    Quote Originally Posted by WB2WIK View Post
    Right now, I'd ignore that. You need some local, hands-on help. Are you a member of a local radio club, like the Pasadena Radio Club, which is pretty close to you? If not, go to a meeting, join the club, get a local to stop over and help you. That's the way we all learn. The internet is no substitute for a local "Elmer."
    The best advice I seen all week!
    Steve
    Macomb, IL

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    Thumbs up get The Manual

    CHRIS, here some more good advice...

    hi, Please go to this URL: http://www.rigpix.com/icom/ic761.htm
    scroll down near the bottom and Click on the USER MANUAL and save the Manual to your documents
    Please take time to read the manual from front to back and if you have any questions refer to the manual or us guys on the ZED, I dont own the 761 but i do own the 751 they are grate radios
    some radios have issues where the display frq blanks out
    I have a web group that i also have a ton of documents adressing most issues with them radios... see link at bottom of post for web group.

    hope this is helpful
    V. 73




    Quote Originally Posted by KJ6FQD View Post
    I recently purchased a the above radio used and in apparently GREAT condition.

    I'm also a new HAM.

    I found the User's Manual online.

    Q: Can somebody PLEASE help me better understand how the needle gauge works-what it represents?

    Any input is welcome and I THANK YOU in advance.

    Sincerely,
    Chris Loomis
    KJ6FQD
    KJ6FQD@yahoo.com
    Arcadia, CA U.S.A.
    We do not stop playing because we grow old;
    we grow old Because We Stop Playing.
    Never Be The First To Get Old

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    Hi
    Glad you're getting set straight, and the 761 is an outstanding hf rig.
    Cheers!

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    Default Another IC-761 Question

    Hello All,

    What is are the adjustments under the panel on the top of the rig near the audio speaker? They are not mentioned in the user's manual as far as I can see or have read....

    Please and THANK YOU in advance for any and all advise/wisdom.

    FYI: Since my last post I have built a 40 meter dipole and have made more than a few contacts =)

    THANKS,
    Chris
    Cheers,
    Chris Loomis
    KJ6FQD - General Class
    Arcadia, CA USA (GMT -8)
    [EMAIL="KJ6FQD@yahoo.com"]KJ6FQD@yahoo.com[/EMAIL]

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    Quote Originally Posted by KJ6FQD View Post
    Hello All,

    What is are the adjustments under the panel on the top of the rig near the audio speaker? They are not mentioned in the user's manual as far as I can see or have read....
    Sure they are, on page 37: The auto tuner presets.

    If the auto tuner is working it would be very wise to not touch these at all.

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    The "speech" button enables an added on optional feature called a voice synthesizer unit. If installed, when the button is pushed, it will report to you the frequency the rig is on in a synthesized voice in English. It is primarily for those with disabilities that may need it, bad eyesight etc.
    The 761 is a handful of radio to be sure. Everything it does is covered in the owners manual.
    "Oh what a tangled web we weave when first we practice to receive."
    -Otto Watt Sept. 5 1925

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