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RE: FT736 R switch on help please

Nick, have you investigated the power switch?  It sounds to me as if the
contacts in it are making erratic contact but I am not familiar with how the
power switch works in this transceiver.  Simple mechanical things go bad
more often than electronic components.   You appear to need some help with
troubleshooting.  Disconnect the rig from the power supply and try measuring
resistance across the switch,  open and closed, with an ohmmeter.  With the
switch closed, resistance should be only a couple of ohms at most. 

Rick,  KB5GAF

> -----Original Message-----
> From:	Nick Moldon [SMTP:Nickm@telinco.co.uk]
> Sent:	Saturday, January 30, 1999 2:22 PM
> To:	amsat-bb@AMSAT.Org
> Subject:	[amsat-bb] FT736 R switch on help please
> I am not sure if this is the right news group to write to, but as everyone
> here is interested in satellite working, I thought perhaps some of you
> might own a yaesu FT736 R
> I have a small nigly problem that has recently started and is probably a
> PSU fault.
> When running from mains, I switch on the radio and nothing happens.
> Switching it off/on again and it springs to life !!
> turning off for a few mins and then turning it on again produces the same
> results, ie it needs two pushes to get it on.
> Has anyone seen this before and could you offer me guidance in rectifying
> the fault
> Thanks in advance
> Nick
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