Discussion in 'Ham Radio Discussions' started by KI8ES, Apr 21, 2019.
I have one with low RX, and a slippery VFO knob.
With a manual and an inexpensive Harbor Freight meter, you should be able to locate the "low RX" problem. Hw-9's are a very basic design, therefore, perfect for learning basic troubleshooting. Give it a try. Good luck and happy hunting.
Not everybody who holds an extra wants to or cares to fix equipment.
Maybe ask a Volunteer in here there’s a lot of expertise.
Do you want to fix it yourself? If you have the manual, that will be a big help. Start out with the obvious things...cold solder joints, misrouted connections, etc. It's a simple little guy, and fixing it yourself will be fun. Oh, there are no doubt YouTube videos on this old warhorse.
Well, I can think of (2) regulars around here with repair experience that I wouldn't send it to! Did they ever get that kit built and working??
But could they if they want to ?
He asked who can fix it not how to fix it.
True. Just thought that some people in the hobby may simply be asking for a positive nudge to try something out of their comfort zone. Then, maybe not. Oh well.....sorry for offending.
One major problem is that those who routinely work on amateur radio equipment for others, will charge, for doing the work, more than the unit is worth.
There are those persons who have some emotional or nostalgic attachment to a particular unit and who are definitely willing to spend whatever it takes to get the item repaired / restored. To those persons money is no object. However, for most people, they have to take a long, hard, look at things before spending what it takes to get the unit repaired.
None taken just Addressing the authors concerns and not reaching beyond.