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Re: Brain-Dead ICOM IC-1271A...



Try this site for a version of the non-volatile RAM

http://www.ameritech.net/users/willco788/my1.htm


Mike
K4HN
VE ARRL & W5YI
President Clearwater Amateur Radio Society
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----- Original Message -----
From: "Mark Johns" <mjohns@cfu.net>
To: "Andrew MacAllister" <AMACALLI@danielind.com>
Cc: "'amsat-bb@amsat.org'" <amsat-bb@AMSAT.Org>
Sent: Sunday, June 18, 2000 8:23 AM
Subject: Re: [amsat-bb] Brain-Dead ICOM IC-1271A...


 > Andrew MacAllister wrote:
 >
 > > Hi,
 > >
 > > Question:  After replacing the Li cell on the RAM board of my ICOM
IC-1271A
 > > (15 yrs on one batt isn't bad), the unit is "lost".  The display shows
 > > strange frequencies and doesn't respond properly.  Is there any way to
fix
 > > this at home, or am I going to have to deal with ICOM to get back on the
 > > air?
 > >
 > > Comments from "those that have travelled this road" would be
appreciated!
 > >
 > > Thanks & 73 de Andy W5ACM
 > >
 > > best e-mail is amacalli@danielind.com
 > >
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 >
 > Andy,
 >
 > All of the Icom radios of that vintage (all of the x71 radios, the IC-745,
 > IC-751, etc.) stored their operating programming in volatile RAM memory,
so
 > when the battery goes, they need to be reprogrammed by factory service.
I've
 > had some very good, fast service from Icom in the past -- and I've also
had
 > some very poor, slow service.  Good luck!
 >
 > Several years back a QST "Stray" short article mentioned a company that
had
 > come out with a plug-in module that replaced the battery and RAM with a
non-
 > volatile ROM, so the problem would not happen again.  I can't find that
 > reference right now, but if I find it I'll let you know.
 > --
 > Mark D. Johns, Cedar Falls, Iowa -- K0MDJ (EN32sm)
 >               http://pages.cfu.net/~mjohns/index.html
 >  "Heaven goes by favour.  If it went by merit, you would
 >     stay out and your dog would go in." -- Mark Twain
 >
 >
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