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Author Topic: Tech Special: ICOM IC-271A with frequency drift  (Read 9310 times)

White Tiger

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Tech Special: ICOM IC-271A with frequency drift
« Reply #15 on: November 04, 2012, 09:56:07 PM »
Hey - just powered it up - all the lights came on and the signal meter pegged to the right...until I get an antenna (and once I see Gil's Slim Jim - I'm going to actually BUILD it), that will have to do for now...

Hoping that the sticky VFO is just a matter of needing some cleaning!

With the help of the folks on this board - my shack is beginning to come together!
« Last Edit: November 05, 2012, 12:00:04 AM by White Tiger »
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« Reply #16 on: November 20, 2012, 03:24:32 AM »
Well, after taking Gil up on his gracious offer to help me swap out the trimmer caps, we discovered that there isn't anything wrong with the ol' IC-271A!!

Gil connected it to his power supply, and his nifty homebrew slim-jim, we waited, and waited, and waited (while having some interesting conversations about HT's college, travel, etc., even listened to some repeaters)...

...that darn thing NEVER drifted...probably had it on for 40 to 45 minutes and remained rock solid! The VFO is still sticky, but like the song says: ...things were better off than I had feared!

Thanks again Gil, it was kind of you to offer, and even kinder to actually invite me in TO help!

Again, I appreciate your time!
« Last Edit: November 20, 2012, 03:26:08 AM by White Tiger »
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Tech Special: ICOM IC-271A with frequency drift
« Reply #16 on: November 20, 2012, 03:24:32 AM »