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Author Topic: Repair person needed!  (Read 3104 times)
WI8P
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« on: June 05, 2013, 03:16:21 PM »

I have a Kenwood TS-940-S that has an intermittent problem - it shuts off on its own.  The first time it did this, I was able to turn it back on after a couple minutes.  The next time it did it, I shut it off and on, and came right back.  The last time it did it (as I'm typing this) it wouldn't come back on.  It does it after it's been on for while - at least a half hour.  Since I just got my license, there is no way I feel comfortable poking around inside, unless this is known problem with a 2 minute fix.  Can anyone recommend someone with a good reputation for working on this?  If it's someone in S.E. Michigan, it would be a plus for me, since that's where I am located.

Thanks!
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N4NYY
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« Reply #1 on: June 05, 2013, 03:36:43 PM »

Go to mods/repair forum. Someone was just having a similar problem and the power switch wore out. You may have the same problem.
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W6EM
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« Reply #2 on: June 05, 2013, 05:46:46 PM »

Also, make sure you haven't accidently pressed the timed switch just under the power switch.  This can also make the radio turn off and do hickups.
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WI8P
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« Reply #3 on: June 05, 2013, 07:17:59 PM »

Go to mods/repair forum. Someone was just having a similar problem and the power switch wore out. You may have the same problem.

Yeah, I ruled it out already - unfortunately!  But thanks!
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WI8P
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« Reply #4 on: June 05, 2013, 07:18:58 PM »

Also, make sure you haven't accidently pressed the timed switch just under the power switch.  This can also make the radio turn off and do hickups.

Timer switch is to the right of the power switch, and the timer is turned off. 
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KU4UV
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« Reply #5 on: June 05, 2013, 07:31:50 PM »

I would recommend Scott Malcolm at MTS repair in Washington State if it needs to be sent of for repair.  Just Google "MTS repair" for his web page.

73,
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« Reply #6 on: June 05, 2013, 07:38:27 PM »

I have a Kenwood TS-940-S that has an intermittent problem - it shuts off on its own.  The first time it did this, I was able to turn it back on after a couple minutes.  The next time it did it, I shut it off and on, and came right back.  The last time it did it (as I'm typing this) it wouldn't come back on.  It does it after it's been on for while - at least a half hour.  Since I just got my license, there is no way I feel comfortable poking around inside, unless this is known problem with a 2 minute fix.  Can anyone recommend someone with a good reputation for working on this?  If it's someone in S.E. Michigan, it would be a plus for me, since that's where I am located.

Thanks!
Given someone posted a Washington State repair place, I have a review of an Oregon repair person at:
http://nk7z.net/review-of-amateur-radio-servicears/
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Dave
For reviews and setups see: http://www.nk7z.net
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« Reply #7 on: June 06, 2013, 04:07:19 AM »

For Icoms, I would use Scott at MTS. For Kenwood, I would use Kenwood Clif.
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WI8P
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« Reply #8 on: June 06, 2013, 06:33:28 AM »

For Icoms, I would use Scott at MTS. For Kenwood, I would use Kenwood Clif.

Who is Kenwood Cliff?
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K2QB
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« Reply #9 on: June 06, 2013, 07:05:49 AM »

You might want to join the 940 group on Yahoo. Tons of info there on fixes and mods as well as repair sites.
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WI8P
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« Reply #10 on: June 06, 2013, 07:21:19 AM »

You might want to join the 940 group on Yahoo. Tons of info there on fixes and mods as well as repair sites.

Yeah, I belong but for got about them!  Thanks for the reminder.  Grin
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WI8P
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« Reply #11 on: June 06, 2013, 10:15:38 AM »

Arrgh!  Radio has been operating for 3 hours now without a problem.  I hate intermittent problems!
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« Reply #12 on: June 06, 2013, 10:18:29 AM »

For Icoms, I would use Scott at MTS. For Kenwood, I would use Kenwood Clif.

Who is Kenwood Cliff?

First class: http://www.avvid.com/
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WI8P
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« Reply #13 on: June 06, 2013, 11:23:54 AM »

For Icoms, I would use Scott at MTS. For Kenwood, I would use Kenwood Clif.

Who is Kenwood Cliff?

First class: http://www.avvid.com/

Thanks! I like him already - his work bench looks almost as cluttered as my reloading bench!  Grin

I'd really like to find someone local, but if it has to shipped, this looks like the guy.
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K4RVN
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« Reply #14 on: June 06, 2013, 04:20:30 PM »

Go to eham reviews under amateur radio equipment repair, look at Clairmont Skyland Radio and TV Repairs. In my view none better than Bill for the 940 Kenwood. I and some friends have used him for various older gear and all are entirely satisfied. The bad is he is in the Atlanta GA area. If you can't find someone near you Check at Bill's reviews on eham . At least he is on the east coast.
Telephone number is 404-857-0131. Also you may find other repair persons under the eham reviews that are near you. I would also suggest that you check the cooling fan for the rig and power supply to make sure it will run. You could connect an outboard computer type fan at the grille to see if the 940 stays on with the outboard fan. Just make sure it is blowing the right direction.
The rig could be overheating  for some reason.

Frank
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