High SWR, no receive on HF
2014-01-24 15:33:24 GMT
I recently had a friend help me fix a cracked solder joint on the speaker jack of my FT100. The fix worked like a charm. When we finished, we went onto 20m and there was absolutely no sound on SSB, AM, or CW but lots of static on FM. This is universal, all bands. Also on transmit I get the high SWR warning even though the SWR is low (I was transmitting on a tuned Buddipole).
The radio has the 6m SWR mod and the fan mod. I've searched for articles that might apply and offer some troubleshooting, but none so far. To perform the repair to the audio jack, we of course had to remove one of the main boards. When we reassembled it, we traced everything back and it all appears to be fine, but I'm wondering if there's something cross-connected (traced back means we had the schematics out and followed each circuit).
Has anyone seen something like this before? Any recommendations on where to start fixing it? Or does this just sound like it needs a trip to the "FT100 Repair Shop" (Burghardts)?
I'll throw this out there - this radio will be on QRZ for sale shortly, repaired or not. The radio is complete - including separation kit, mounting bracket, manual and original box. It was a backup rig for the previous owner. It was my mobile unit, then my base station, and then just sat in the box for several years II've owned it for 4 years, used it for maybe 1 in total). I'm willing to discount it the cost of a thorough going-over from Bughardts (I understand that's a couple hundred dollars), so I'll take reasonable offers for the complete kit, if anyone is i nterested.
Why selling? I've remarried and moved, and merging two families along with my job means I have limited time for radio. I've gone completely portable, am learning CW, and really only operate from the back porch or the backcountry. No sense in this rig sitting unused, and I need to "fund" a few purchases. With 3 kids in college, that means I have to sell something to buy something!
Thanks and 73's
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