[amsat-bb] Icom IC-W32 Power Supply Assistance

Oliver mr.soup12 at gmail.com
Fri Apr 8 22:43:01 UTC 2016

I just received a well loved ic-w32 from ebay.  I need to get a new battery
and a charger for it though.  Both are expected.

Before I do, though I'd like to make sure it _actually_ works.  I have a
variable DC power supply I was thinking of either bypassing the battery
with or powering via the external dc jack.  I don't know what the contact
middle contact does though, so I'm hesitant to try that idea.  Need to keep
the magic smoke in ...

Does anyone have experience doing this?  Maybe information on the DC jack
polarity?  The service manual I found online doesn't mention much about
powering it up.

Any others tips or pointers on the w32a I should know?

Thanks for your time.

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