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Saturday, 26 July 2014

KX3 RF connector broken

The little lead from the BNC connector that goes to the internal ATU or RF board has fractured.... The signals were dropping in and out... good job had the 'spare' kx3 as swapped it out.

As got going again I took the cover of the old and had a look... nothing obvious.... but the lead that way too flexible at the centre pin shrink wrap.

Quick check with DVM and as suspected the only thing holding it in place was the shrink wrap. The BNC is a non rotating one but after all the /P trips and constant attach and detach of antennas obviously had an effect. Will fix if need to or when get home.

Horrid blurred photo but it's this one.

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