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Thread: IC-7800 went belly up! What to do . . . what to do . . . ?????

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  1. #91
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    SanDiego, People's Republic of California FEMA District 9


    Quote Originally Posted by W4PG View Post
    Yes they sent me a detailed email with all the part required to fix it. As suspected, the output transistors went belly-up, a problem that many 7800s have had apparently. There was also a small transistor controlling the first receiver RF Preamp that blew out when I had a nearby lightning strike. They also wanted to replace the crystal oscillator, but it required a completely new board as the new crystal would not fit the old board. That fix alone was more than what was broken, so I politely declined.

    Maybe if I'm lucky I'll have it by the New Years Day net!!

    I hope so, I would love to hear you loud and clear as we all are use to.
    I should be bearable this year as I have finally made it to the ranks of those who are QRO.
    I hope happy holidays, for you and your family.

  2. #92
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    In Missouri Ozark Mountains



    I'm sure you will be glad to get it back on the air for sure and I'm sure the $75 was well spent on the radio 8>)

    I must say it was quite a change when I received my 5000 still had the 7700 a lot of difference. But then this I just had to buy a used K3/100 now have 2 loaded plus a P3/SVGA/KPA500 amp/KAT500 auto tuner/W2 wattmeter/K2/100/KAT100 and soon a KX3 QRP rig oh yes an XG3 signal generator wonderful tool to own for a small bench.

    Merry Christmas to ALL and "God Bless"
    73 de Fred N0AZZ


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