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Icom 706 Issue

Sep 22nd 2020, 12:29

KD5FLM

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For some reason my IC 706 won't pick up the Noaa weather frequency. I can tune to it, but won't receive.

I could swear it used to, and maybe I just forgot something, but anyway ...

Works fine on the usual repeaters, and while I know it won't transmit out of band, it should received i believe up to 200 mhz, and noaa in our area is on 162.55.

Or maybe I'm wrong and it only goes to 148 MHZ

Thanks!
Sep 22nd 2020, 13:21

W1VT

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http://www.hampedia.net/icom/ic-706-review.php
This review says it should be able to pick that up.
Are you using a a good antenna?
I know at least one station is running on reduced power until they sort some issues out. You may want to check on the status of the station you are trying to receive.

Zak W1VT
ARRL Senior Lab Engineer
Sep 22nd 2020, 18:10

KD5FLM

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Well, I got it to work but only after the modification I found on line to open up RX over 150 MHZ. clip the yellow wire on the plug by J8.
Easy Peazy.

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