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Re: FT-847 lock up.



check your Power Supply voltage is not dropping down at switch on
I have known two of these units who if they AND the PSU is switched off for
long period they throw a wobbler.
A friend of mine used to always leave his psu on and just turn the radio off
that cured the problem (short term)
hope this helps.


----- Original Message -----
From: "SAAD MAHAINI" <kb6vir@home.com>
To: <amsat-bb@AMSAT.Org>
Sent: Tuesday, November 27, 2001 1:26 AM
Subject: [amsat-bb] FT-847 lock up.


> Hello,
>
> Twice this month, my 847 locked up.
>
> It's very strange, and happens randomly.  The radio was working just fine
> when it was turn off, but was locked up when I turned it on the next time
to
> use it.
>
> The front panel keypad is almost all locked out (frozen), but not all, as
> some buttons respond I.e.. mode and few others.  Unfortunately, the Menu
> button is frozen also, so I can't reset the radio from the Menu.  Also,
the
> radio is locked in the TX position.
>
> The only way to normalize the radio is to hard reset it from the inside.
>
> I use this radio as a back up, and mainly 6M and Satellite.  It's 90 % in
> the satellite mode, and I'm certain it was in Satellite mode both times it
> locked up.  Also, I don't use the packet or CAT connectors.   I don't know
> if there is a relation there.
>
> This is puzzling, and Tech support could not help. Has anyone seen this?
> Any hints, ideas, etc will be greatly appreciated.
>
> 73s Saad N5FF
>
>
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