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Re: [FT897] "experience with the SGC 239 has not been good"

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  • Alan Biocca
    Correction - Smartlock Pro s address works, now that I typed it correctly. My apologies. The only 239 tuner mod we could find was a capacitor to make it tune
    Message 1 of 3 , May 3, 2005
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      Correction - Smartlock Pro's address works, now that I typed it correctly.
      My apologies.

      The only 239 tuner mod we could find was a capacitor to make it tune on cw
      rather than carrier. Doesn't seem to address the problem I am having.

      -- Alan WB6ZQZ


      At 07:14 PM 5/1/2005, Alan Biocca wrote:
      >Just looked for the mod you mention. Looks like N9ZRT hasn't written his
      >FAQ yet. Some mention of SGC fixing some 239's but no specifics on what
      >they did. Google didn't turn it up either. Found a few other complaints,
      >though.
      >
      >Neither N9ZRT nor the Factory offered any mod when my tuner was in
      >warranty. I spoke with them both, checked with their list, etc., etc. They
      >may have a mod now that my warranty is out. At the time they basically
      >denied the problem despite lots of user reports.
      >
      >If you have a URL with the mod I'd like to take a look. I still have the
      >239 but am about to retire it unless something changes. It works if I run
      >low power only.
      >
      >Nice of you to use an illegal email address. Contact me directly, this
      >should be handled off-list.
      >
      >Thanks,
      >
      >-- Alan WB6ZQZ
      >
      >
      >At 06:54 AM 5/1/2005, you wrote:
      >>Alan WB6ZQZ
      >>
      >>Did you check in with N9ZRT's SG239 FAQ via his site or the smartuners
      >>group?
      >>
      >>Theres something in there about a diode mod to stop the 239 going gaga.
      >>
      >>Regards
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