Richmond Amateur Radio Club

Revised – remote control station down for repairs

The remotely controlled station is on its way back to Richmond for on-site testing. It began failing when attempting to transmit on the HF bands at anything over 25watts. VHF and UHF continued to run correctly. After an inspection of the antenna and feed line found no problems we did the dummy load test. It failed with an immediate shutdown. We sent it to the authorized ICOM repair depot in Maryland thinking the finals had been fried. They found no problems. The most likely cause seems to be the power supply or power cables that let the voltage drop below the critical 11.4v. We will be testing that when it is returned. We are aiming to get it back online by March 16.