13 May 2010

IC7000 reliability

Some people have had issues with the reliability of the IC7000 driver transistor which gets too hot and can self-destruct. SV8YM has some modifications to help, putting improvised heatsinks on the effected devices so they run cooler. See his blog at http://sv8ym.blogspot.com/.  This is a rig I've considered purchasing but I have been concerned about the heat in such a small box and consequential reliability.


Anonymous said...

Immediately reparing an MJF product is bad enough, but having to mod a thousand-buck plus transceiver is unacceptable.

Anonymous said...

Trying to squeeze a quart out of a point pot is not the way to design equipment.


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