Icom 746Pro Sudden Death Syndrome
I had heard about it, but was hoping I would get lucky or they had fixed it. Today, my 746Pro just quit transmitting.
It sits behind me and I mostly am doing JT-65 or PSK and just click and transmit. Well this morning I tried making a couple of JT-65 contacts and couldn’t raise anyone. I thought it was odd, but I had to get some work done and just moved on.
Later in the afternoon, I tried again to make some contacts. This time still no go, so I turned around and looked at the 746Pro and no power out. I checked my settings and every thing seemed correct. So I moved up the band and tried to key it in AM mode, still nothing.
So I have to get it out of the cabinate and I suppose I will have to send it in. I know I could fix it myself, but I just don’t have time to mess with it. I also want this to be one of my reliable rigs, so I better do it right.
Let you know what I find out.