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Re: Icom PIEXX ROM boards? Works, but they better check themselves.

July 27, 2015 06:22PM
PIEXX had me return the wrong board for an exchanged one labeled IC-745. Popped it in and on initial setup it briefly did the HAM bands, then seemed to default back to 40-some MHz. After a couple more initial restarts, with no luck, I looked at the jumpers. JMP1 was bridged like it should be, but I could see that JMP2 was soldered, then unsoldered. Put the Ohmmeter to JMP2 to read around 70 Ohms, and not infinity. So, again popped the PIEXX board out, grabbed a flat head tweaker and scraped between the jumper pads of JMP2 until I did read infinity, repopped back in the IC-745, and now the board works like it should. VFO RX's from 100KHz to 30MHz, the HAM bands step through, the modes step through like before, and I can again reload all 16 memories and they stay. So, if you get one of these PIEXX boards, without dumb mistakes at their end, it does indeed seem to work. Don't you just love quality control today?
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