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Reviews Categories | Ham radio kits | HAMKIT TM-V7A DISPLAY MOD & FIX Help

Reviews Summary for HAMKIT TM-V7A DISPLAY MOD & FIX
HAMKIT  TM-V7A DISPLAY MOD & FIX Reviews: 20 Average rating: 5.0/5 MSRP: $$34.95
Description: I have developed a very successful modification to the troubled Kenwood TM-V7A. This Mod allows that blurry & dimming blue dispaly to pop out to be Nice and bright and three toned for better overall contrast.. This Modification wont take away all of the dreaded lcd lines that comes from aging lcd/ic' in the radio giving out.. But if your radio has been dimming and is hard to read in daylight or just a pain... This modification will fix the radios display better than
when it left Kenwood the day it was brand new...

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W3TWG Rating: 5/5 Feb 15, 2012 06:54 Send this review to a friend
Inexpensive brick revival!  Time owned: 0 to 3 months
Someone turned me on to this exact page and I looked at the HAMKITT site, paid for the kit and had it in my hands in a matter of days. Installation was as simple as everyone says it is, and if you are visually impaired or otherwise not trustful of yourself to not muck it up, it is no time at all and for that matter very little money to have a local tech do the job.
The face of my TM-V7 came out as advertized, and it is now my easily seen fixed station VHF/UHF rig.
Thanks Joe/W0IW!

All the BEST! - Mike/W3TWG
KG6LSB Rating: 5/5 Dec 24, 2011 18:29 Send this review to a friend
Great fix for an annoying problem  Time owned: more than 12 months
I've successfully revived 5 V7A radios with this kit. The full color instructions are so detailed that it is almost impossible to make a mistake.
Joe gives super fast service if you have questions or need more leds.
WA6E Rating: 5/5 Nov 10, 2011 12:16 Send this review to a friend
Great product.  Time owned: 0 to 3 months
My Kenwood TM-7V's had the dim display problem - in fact you could hardly read the display at all. Bought and installed this kit and all was again well. The display is again bright and clear whether in reverse or positive mode. Easy to follow instructions made this mod a breeze. If you aren't comfortable with a soldering iron you might ask a friend for help. Otherwise no great problem installing. I recommend this mod to anybody with the Kenwood TM-7V display issue.
WA7EBH Rating: 5/5 Oct 30, 2011 19:38 Send this review to a friend
Great kit and instructions.  Time owned: 0 to 3 months
Easy to follow color photo instructions. Completed two radios in about 30 minutes. Great kit, good price.
KE4U Rating: 5/5 Jul 23, 2011 05:32 Send this review to a friend
Great fix!  Time owned: 6 to 12 months
The kit was complete, straightforward to follow instructions and once completed the display brightness was better than new. I can see the dislay in the car with my polarized sunglasses. The price is right and covers the engineering and support. The LED cost is just a couple of dollars or so.

Well worth the purchase!
KL0S Rating: 5/5 Sep 5, 2010 10:30 Send this review to a friend
Makes TM-V7A Display Readable!  Time owned: 0 to 3 months
HAMKITT's LED replacement kit has made it possible to use our two TM-V7As in direct sunshine again. Yep, a little pricey BUT you're paying for the work that went into developing the fix and putting together a great set of instructions. If you have more than one rig to do it's only an additional $5 for the extra LEDs.

The mod will unfortunately not cure the infamous "LCD lines problems" but boy what a difference in readability of the display.

And Joe is a great guy to work with as well!

Fixing an existing rig could save you from having to replace your radio by making it usable once again.

Dino KL0S
KL0S Rating: 5/5 Sep 5, 2010 04:31 Send this review to a friend
Made my rig usable in bright sunshine!  Time owned: 0 to 3 months
Joe has figured out how to revive the TM-V7A display. In bright sunlight the display was just not readable; it is now! I have modified both of our rigs and am pleased with the results. Yep, a little pricey but what you're paying for is the research and work that went into developing the instruction set which is superb - I don't have any heartburn at all in light (no pun intended!) of the results. If you have more than one rig to fix it's only $5 more for another set of LEDs. Joe's kit will add years to the life of your TM-V7A if you're not ready to purchase a new rig.

Plus, Joe is a great guy to work with...a real gentleman.

Dino KL0S
K2GW Rating: 5/5 Jun 16, 2010 13:16 Send this review to a friend
Works as advertised.  Time owned: 0 to 3 months
The kit came quickly and had easy to follow step by step instructions with color photos. Total time to implement it was a bit over an hour.

The TM-V7A display is now bright and readable in both the normal and inverse modes.

$35 does seem a bit pricey for 5 LEDs, a bit of solder, solder wick, and ten pages of paper, but it did save the cost of replacing a $350 radio.

VE3DMR Rating: 5/5 Mar 9, 2010 21:57 Send this review to a friend
Kit revitalized display as promised! Am very happy with results  Time owned: 0 to 3 months
The Kenwood TM-V7A, for which I ordered the HAMKITT, belongs to a sight challenged amateur who could not see the failed (became very dim) Kenwood display at all. This mod kit from HAMKITT worked just as advertised and the radio's display has been revitalized. It is very much brighter than before and my ham buddy can now see the display again! Thanks Joe, for the fast delivery and for after-market assitance. I would recommend this poroduct to anyone with a TM-V7A that has had it's display go dim. Al VE3DMR
W4HRC Rating: 5/5 Dec 16, 2009 15:21 Send this review to a friend
Great Product and Service!!  Time owned: 0 to 3 months
I bought the display mod kit from Hamkitt and I'm very pleased with it. It made my display brighter and more readable than its ever been before. Joe answered all my question and is a first class guy to do business with.
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