Discussion in 'Amateur Radio Equipment Reviews' started by W4LAT, Nov 27, 2018.

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  1. W4LAT

    W4LAT Ham Member QRZ Page

    When I first turn the radio the display blinks for about 30 seconds before and sound comes from the radio or any of the control knobs will do anything. Is this normal?
  2. KC3RN

    KC3RN Ham Member QRZ Page

    Not normal. You may need to try a re-set...
  3. N8AFT

    N8AFT Ham Member QRZ Page

    Is it getting at least 12vdc? Measure to be sure.
  4. W4LAT

    W4LAT Ham Member QRZ Page

    Yes when it finally comes on the radio works well
  5. KZ4EX

    KZ4EX XML Subscriber QRZ Page

    12v TO THE RADIO. I'm a retired service tech. I've cured many similar problems by just tightening the power supply contact screws, cleaning the fuse holders, or replacing the power cord. You would be surprised how much could have been saved on a service call if the customer would have just checked a few simple things. And never use automotive type fuses!
  6. W9WQA

    W9WQA Ham Member QRZ Page

    yeah, stuff i trusted over the years just aint working! some very nice power blocks i made with strong tight fuse clips and round auto fuses ,#12 stranded wire are getting .5 to 1v drops!
    my 7300 drops apx 20 watts with the first 1 v drop,14 to 13 volts.
    i have a factory made cord with flat spade 30 amp fuses. fuses get hot!.

    what to do, hate to waste all my nice stuff...?
  7. KZ4EX

    KZ4EX XML Subscriber QRZ Page

    Those flat spade fuses are your problem. Change them, clean them every day or so or replace them with 2AG or 3AB type fuses.
  8. W9WQA

    W9WQA Ham Member QRZ Page

    the world has gone to flat spade fuses and some guys will have nothing to do with "round" fuses. trillions of spades in millions of cars are ok.
    its just "some" connectors get loose, gotta test and fix...
    my black,icom connectors are ok, the white i will look at.
  9. KE0EYJ

    KE0EYJ Ham Member QRZ Page

    My FT891 had a power cable that was loose at the fusebox. It would flicker on and off like that, until I positioned it "just so."

    Fixing the loose cable would be the trick, in this case.

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