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.

Icom 746ProIt 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.

2 comments

  • Mike Jackson

    What did you find out? I am afraid mine maybe dead. If you do not mind what did they charge you.

  • Had to have a FET replaced. I sent it to Mike N1EQ and had it back in a week. It ran a little over $100..00.

    Just sent it back to him, now the back light went out.

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