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Author Topic: LCD display in cold climate  (Read 384 times)
WA4TT
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« on: October 18, 2007, 05:37:47 PM »

I need to know Icoms recomended low temp for a unit mounted in a vehicle in a very cold climate. Don't want to damage display, but need to leave in vehicle if possible for periodic use by non tech operators. The Customer Svc Dept has closed for the day ---- need info tonight if possible. We do not have access to manual as it's 2000 miles away !
Tnx for help.....
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NA0AA
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« Reply #1 on: October 18, 2007, 07:42:48 PM »

I don't believe it permanently damages the display so much as renders it temporarily useless.  So you need to keep track of where you are on frequencies.  Once it warms back up it should be OK.

I'd guess the manual is on-line and I'd further guess that you can't get cold enough to have problems before the radio stops working properly.  Just a guess.
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« Reply #2 on: October 19, 2007, 06:25:00 AM »

It is possible to kill an LCD if you get it cold enough, but unless you live Cutback, Montana, or some other cold-as-hadies place, about all that will happen is you can't read the display. One thing you DON'T to do, is heat it up with a hair dryer. That's a good way to kill it for sure!

BTW, Icom's recommendation is +14F to +140F.

Alan, KØBG
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W3LK
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« Reply #3 on: October 19, 2007, 12:33:54 PM »

Alan:

<< or some other cold-as-hadies place >>

I don't know what religion YOU practice, but MINE says just the opposite about Hadies. Smiley

I always relate cold to certain portions of a witch's body. <gg>

73,

Lon - W3LK
Naugatuck, Connecticut
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« Reply #4 on: October 21, 2007, 05:11:17 PM »

The coldest temp mine has been exposed to was -15F here in central MA.  It was very "logie" until it warmed up a little, but it's been fine.
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