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who can fix surface mount i com radio

Discussion in 'Ham Equipment' started by jesse everett, Oct 14, 2019.

  1. jesse everett

    jesse everett Member

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    I have a ic7100 that needs repair who can I send it to that can fix it properly? I had a local tech.? do the mars mod. on the 7100 ,which worked out good ,but I let him do the ssb power mod that is all over utube.he screwed this up ,one resistor is gone ,solder bridges on the other ones.he botched the job .who can I send it to who can fix this mess??


     

  2. w9cll

    w9cll W9WDX Amateur Radio Club Member

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    BJ radionut Supporting Member and 6m addict

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    Icom Authorized Service Center – Michigan
    SAR Technical Services, Inc.
    1792 Nash Drive
    St. Joseph, MI 49085
    Phone: (269) 429-2334

    http://sarts1.com/

    Matt is Top Notch!!! Not sure about the rest. However, ANY of the ICOM guys that I know will ship to him ONLY.
    All the Best
    Gary
     
  4. SIX-SHOOTER

    SIX-SHOOTER Sr. Member

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    Sounds like a real ZERO that you trusted with a real radio.I bet he can't pee in an upright toilet without it running down his leg.The little bit of extra output power is not worth the mod either since nobody will see or hear the difference? LOL

    SIX-SHOOTER
     
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  5. fourstringburn

    fourstringburn W9WDX Amateur Radio Club Member K5KNM

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  6. w9cll

    w9cll W9WDX Amateur Radio Club Member

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    Big mistake! You do not need more than the radio will do natively
     
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  7. Captain Kilowatt

    Captain Kilowatt Professional Amateur
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    EXACTLY!! NEVER mod a ham radio for more power. They are built with headroom and are meant to be run within that range. They will typical put out about one half to two thirds what they are capable of however the extra heat and burnt traces from too much current is not worth it. Squeezing every last watt out is asking for trouble and you found that trouble already.
     
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  8. SIX-SHOOTER

    SIX-SHOOTER Sr. Member

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    Some folks have called that,CB Mentality for years.So many have no idea what it takes to increase a signal just One S-Unit but think squeezing every watt that the finals will do is a great idea never considering the affects on the radio or what it actually does for the actual signal on the air. More power is not always better.

    SIX-SHOOTER
     
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  9. jesse everett

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    sent my 7100 to matt,he fixed it quickly.and at a very reasonable price.it is working great. it will remain stock!
     
  10. Road Squawker

    Road Squawker Sr. Member

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    Matt is a great Tech.
    I highly recommend him too.

    He fixed one of my rigs that took a dump 1 (yes one) day before the warrantee expired.

    Thats the real truth, it died 1 day b4 it expired, Heck, I don't think I would really believe it if some one told me that, but He never questioned it and fixed it under warranty.
     
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  11. Tallman

    Tallman W9WDX Amateur Radio Member, KW4YJ EXTRA class

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    Sometimes less IS more.
     
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    loosecannon Sr. Member

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    I just want to know what this joker said to the guy when he handed him back a brick. LOL
    LC
     
  13. Mudfoot

    Mudfoot Elmer

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    "that'll be tree fiddy"
     
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    Dollar 2 ninty eight with elebenteen dollars tax
     
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    Glad it got Sorted... Lesson Learnt I (Hope).
     

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