TS-700S repaired

February 16th, 2010 by k8gu Leave a reply »

I finally knocked a radio off my repair list.  The TS-700S gave out during the ARRL January VHF Sweepstakes.  It turns out that most of the problems were due to bad connections internally.  I hit the heterodyne crystals and their sockets with contact cleaner and reflowed a few joints.  I may yet fix the LNA, but with 10 watts, I haven’t had too much trouble being an aligator.