Call Search
     

New to Ham Radio?
My Profile

Community
Articles
Forums
News
Reviews
Friends Remembered
Strays
Survey Question

Operating
Contesting
DX Cluster Spots
Propagation

Resources
Calendar
Classifieds
Ham Exams
Ham Links
List Archives
News Articles
Product Reviews
QSL Managers

Site Info
eHam Help (FAQ)
Support the site
The eHam Team
Advertising Info
Vision Statement
About eHam.net

   Home   Help Search  
Pages: [1]   Go Down
  Print  
Author Topic: TH-D7A(G)  (Read 231 times)
KD5WUV
Member

Posts: 8




Ignore
« on: July 15, 2004, 11:48:46 PM »

I have dropped my TH-D7A(G) several times, however it supposedly is rated to military specs... i know you aren't supposed to drop it but i did.

The VHF side transmits about 5 - 10 feet and then dies.  I'm full quieting to my friend sitting next to me. But, I can't hit our 425' repeater 200 feet away from me. How sad

On the other hadn the UHF side works perfectly.

Any thoughts?

Thanks.
Logged
N6AJR
Member

Posts: 9910




Ignore
« Reply #1 on: July 16, 2004, 01:16:15 AM »

send it to the factory for repair..  ain't much inside we can work onb in a little rig like that..
Logged
AK7P
Member

Posts: 76




Ignore
« Reply #2 on: July 16, 2004, 05:33:05 AM »

Drop it again
Logged
N6KEK
Member

Posts: 1




Ignore
« Reply #3 on: July 16, 2004, 07:35:54 AM »

Sound like solder joint at antenna connection is fractured.
Logged
KT8K
Member

Posts: 1490




Ignore
« Reply #4 on: July 16, 2004, 12:46:50 PM »

It's probably deeper than the antenna connection, since that would give you UHF problems, too.  I'd send it off to a recommended service house.
Good luck & 73 de kt8k - Tim
Logged
K1CJS
Member

Posts: 6042




Ignore
« Reply #5 on: July 16, 2004, 01:21:48 PM »

It may not be any deeper than the antenna connection.  Before you send out the radio, check that connection--UHF really doesn't need the dummy load the rubber duck antenna really is.
Logged
KD5WUV
Member

Posts: 8




Ignore
« Reply #6 on: July 16, 2004, 01:27:48 PM »

For some more info, actually all the antennas that we have been using to test the radio have been dropped on. I'm actually thinking about going stubby so that if I do drop the radio there is nothing to break.  The antennas have all been dropped so that it has been bent right at the antenna load point.  
Logged
N3ZKP
Member

Posts: 2008




Ignore
« Reply #7 on: July 16, 2004, 03:10:25 PM »

<<  I'm actually thinking about going stubby so that if I do drop the radio there is nothing to break.>>

So you are going from an already-inefficient runbber duck antenna to an even smaller one? The shorties are nicknamed dummy loads for a reason - they are pretty useless more than a couple of miles away from the average repeater.

With all due respect, you should probably concentrate more on learning how not to drop your radio. Smiley

Logged
Pages: [1]   Go Up
  Print  
 
Jump to:  

Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.11 | SMF © 2006-2009, Simple Machines LLC Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!