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Author Topic: Frequency modification for ic-7200  (Read 10172 times)
KK6CVE
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« on: April 28, 2013, 12:26:14 PM »

I would like to use my ic-7200 on the marine frequencies, I was told at the time of purchase that there is a modification for this. The printout I have shows that some diodes need to be removed and others added. Is this true? I was told that a simple removal of one diode is all that is necessary. Does anyone out there know the truth on the subject?
Thanks  Steve.
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N4ATS
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« Reply #1 on: April 28, 2013, 02:58:55 PM »

VERY easy mod , Check out  www.mods.dk

Takes like 5 minutes to do

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KK6CVE
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« Reply #2 on: April 28, 2013, 03:28:44 PM »

Thanks for the response. If what you were referring to was what I found that is the printout I was given when I purchased the radio. I was hoping that the single diode removal I had heard about was the answer. Will be trying this mod soon.
Again, Thanks.
Steve.
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K9YLI
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« Reply #3 on: May 01, 2013, 08:05:34 AM »

Here we go again..
the  IC 7200 is not a certified radio  and  can not be legally used on the marine  frequencys..

And I know all the  arguments abut  ''emergencys.''
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WB9FOP
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« Reply #4 on: October 13, 2014, 04:53:37 AM »

Legality notwithstanding, performing the mod is not something the average Joe can do without a lighted magnifying glass, tweezers and a very good quality soldering iron with a miniature tip, besides having a steady hand and being well experienced in soldering very-very tiny things. The diode(s) are smaller than individual grains of rice and were originally installed on the logic board by a robot. According to those who have the mod, it also disables the band edge warning beeps. The $50 charged by the one or two retailers offering this mod at time of purchase is unarguably a small price to pay rather than risk butchering your radio. I've seen the circuit board in question and would not attempt it without jeweler's tools.
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