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ICOM 703 open up for 11 metres


i am looking for a "proper" rig doctor to open up my 703 for 11 metres,around the west midlands. the nearest one from the list is 80 miles away and they wont touch anything but muppet [sign in to see URL] i knew what to do i would have a crack myself.. jim
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hi Jim, heres a link to a page telling all

]>>>>>wideband mod 703<<<<<<


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looks like i will diy then, even though i am ham fisted. as soon as i go near it with my soldering iron,it will explode like a warhead and take out cenral europe!!(not a bad thing really)
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just dont hold the iron on too long, use tweezers to pull the diode so it moves as soon as solder melts, i might be tempted to just cut the diode with mini snips(my iron would be too hot i spect). but someone else may have an idea, i done the kenwood with snips but the diodes were a little bigger than the icom ones

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WELL i did it tonight and all went well.
i cant believe how small the diode was!! i couldnt even pick it out with tweezers, literally like a piece of dust..
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Yes - the older guys amongst us need our reading glasses on for jobs like this!

In so many ways I prefer valves - at least you could pick them up with your fingers!

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Well done for even attempting that, I for one would have had to take it in somewhere.

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well done jim, now your all out of band,, hehe have you had any reports on the radio yet?

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Yes, a apiece of dust emoticon Great description, tiny small caps, I'm going to attempt to open up me Kenwood handheld emoticon Which has miniscual components emoticon Gotta be done emoticon

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Did u keep the diode mate in case u resell i tape them to the inside cover just in case it gets lost in the quag! the conv is identical to the 706 if anybody needs to know. FB193 John
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