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Reviews Categories | Interfaces, Radio to computer, amp, rotor, coax switch, internet | PIEXX ICOMPROM Icom Non-Volatile RAM Module Help


Reviews Summary for PIEXX ICOMPROM Icom Non-Volatile RAM Module
PIEXX ICOMPROM Icom Non-Volatile RAM Module Reviews: 1 Average rating: 4.0/5 MSRP: $69.00
Description: If you have a Icom IC-751 or IC-751A transceiver you
probably know that when the internal battery gets weak the
transceiver stops working! PIEXX has corrected this problem
with the new ICOMPROM Ram replacement board. The ICOMPROM
board is a new, plug compatible, memory module that keeps
the important setup information in an onboard non-volatile
PROM device while employing a battery backed RAM for saving
the memory channel data. With the PIEXX ICOMPROM board you
will never need to worry about your transceiver going dead
from a low battery again!

This board can be used in the IC-751(A), R-71(A), IC-745,
IC-271, IC-471 or IC-1271 radios. If you indicate, in the
comments section of the order, which radio you will be using
the IcomPROM in, we will set the jumpers for you.
Product is in production.
More info: http://www.piexx.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=26
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WA8MEA Rating: 4/5 Dec 28, 2013 17:55 Send this review to a friend
Much better than a dead rig  Time owned: more than 12 months
My Icom IC-745's memory battery finally died and took the memory with it. I had ordered the PIEXX prior to this event taking place, knowing the battery's death was imminent. I was unable to get the module to work at first, even using the jumper directions for an IC-745. Took some time this weekend to replace the included 2032 battery and re-set the board. That was the issue; a dead battery which was included in the PIEXX module. The group of "6's" came up on my display this time, just as noted in the instructions. The only problem with this unit on the 745 is you have to operate out of memory mode from henceforth. If you go into VFO mode and attempt to go any further than CW mode, you lose the transmit, receive and other capabilities. Then you have to remove the module, take out the battery, wait a few minutes, re-install battery and then re-install the board - and start from the "6's" once again. I simply started in LSB at 160 for my first memory, then working my way down to the LSB bands to the USB bands and then putting in a few CW mode memories. Just stay in Memory Mode; you can tune up and down from any memory channel starting point. It's also easy to change memories for convenience or for split operation.
 


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