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|IC-706 "Mark 1" Silent on LSB and USB||Sep 15th 2011, 01:10||2||2,003||on 15/9/11|
|IC-706 "Mark 1" Silent on LSB and USB||kb3dfz||on 15/9/11|
I have an ICOM IC-706 "Mk1" radio that I picked up used and have been using primarily as a 2M base. Now I'm attempting to use the HF capabilities and find that I can not hear anything in LSB or USB modes at all. When I switch my mode over to LSB or USB the radio is silent (even with squelch all the way open).
Beside it on the bench, I have an IC-735 that can pick up. I can swap antennas and the problem sticks with the IC-706. I can Tx from the 706 and hear it on the 735, so transmit seems to work (though I haven't tested it over any sort of range). Tx from the 735 to the 706 do not go through.
If I do open the squelch, the Rx light turns on. If I switch to WFM, I can hear a variety of radio stations through the 7Mhz range. AM mode also seems to work. I have not tested RTTY.
In troubleshooting, I have done a complete reset on the 706. As far as I can tell, there is no "PL Tone" type settingo n the HF side.
My best guess is a bad filter or connection. Looking for any pointers on this issue.