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of the ICOM IC 7100.
Oct 7, 2013 06:25
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Time owned: 0 to 3 months
Mine has the ticking fault reported here and elsewhere.
It is not hard to find - just turn on monitor and listen on a set of headphones or earpieces to your audio while pressing transmit. If you have not got it, that is not surprising as only some rigs are affected.
Just because you rig does not have it, that does not mean the problem does not exist. Just think yourself lucky.
Yes, the ticking is transmitted as well, but at a low level in my case.
I have sent recordings and screen shots of the waveform to Icom UK. It took four weeks to get word that Icom Japan are well aware of this fault and looking into it - and two more weeks of silence so far.
I only have one friend who has one and his has this fault too.
So, I do not listen to the monitor. Nobody has ever said they heard it on my signal and I use data mostly anyway (it only affects voice modes), so I never mention it to let anyone listen for it.
Well then, it doesn't matter? It is a fault, and many people report having it - there is even a very good demonstration on YouTube.
If they fit a monitor, it ought to work, and the noise should not be transmitted. Either way, the two noises should not be at different levels if the monitor does what it says it does.
I am keeping the IC-7100 so far, I just wish Icom would do something about the ticking.
Like fix it.
P.S. Before anyone asks, I have never used any leads other than the Icom ones supplied with the rig.
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