706: Links

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  1. Thanks for the great information! I am a new Technician class and new owner of a used Icom 706MKIIG. My question is how might I functions-test the radio to make sure it is working correctly?

    I have been unable to get any decent voice clarity on a HF band. I can get the California 14.100 CW beacon, though it’s fuzzy, but can almost never hear any voice. I want to know if it’s a problem with the radio or other factors. It is clear as a bell on all VHF/UHF stations I’ve tried, plays broadcast FM and AM stations flawlessly, so I don’t think it’s the radio itself. Given it is computer-based I would think if the radio had a problem on one band, it would have issues on AM broadcast as well. It has no filters and I plan on trying the FL-223. My 20-meter dipole antenna is admittedly low (about 15 feet off the ground) and my house does not have especially good line of sight to the horizon due to trees and other buildings. It might also be that propagation is just very poor at the times I am checking.

    What are your suggestions?

    Thank you, Dan.

    • Well, I really don’t know what to suggest, but your 706 shouldn’t be “fuzzy” on any band.. Might be a filter board or PLL problem. I’m not a radio tech.

  2. Thank you very much for the help given to new 706 users. Your help to me as a newb was neccesary and will prevent me annoying others by ‘trial and error’ basic operation.

    Well written!

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