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Offline East Troy Don

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ICOM R7000
« on: January 29, 2020, 1636 UTC »
My R7000 with a Diamond Discone antenna cant seem to hold a signal when in  SCAN mode.  Strength of signal doesnt seem to be the problem as both weak to strong signals break squelch ok but the 7000 immediately resumes scanning regardless of the signal strength.  If I reduce the squelch from the 12 oclock position  the unit stops at every memory channel setting whether there is an active signal or not, just the normal interference.  The SCAN SPEED, SCAN DELAY and FM/FMn settings seem to be working perfectly and  have no effect on this problem.  The unit otherwise works fine and holds signals perfectly if in manual mode - its just the  SCAN modes that display this problem.  Any ideas, guys?
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Primary: Yaesu FRG-7700  Secondary: ICOM R75 Tertiary: Grundig  750. Tecsun PL-990X, Sangean ATS-909X . Malahit DSP SDR V3,  Alpha Delta  SWL Sloper antenna. : Also, 1940 Mantola am/sw tube. CountyComm GP-5/SSB hand held, Tecsun PL-380 ,et al.  QTH: EAST TROY WI  USA.  Sea Level: + 320 meters .  75 miles (but not far enough) NNW of Chicago

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Re: ICOM R7000
« Reply #1 on: January 29, 2020, 1734 UTC »
Don't have the manual in front of me but they have multiple modes of scanning, one that stops on an active chan and then leaves after a few secs even if the chans busy. Gatta have  the right mode selected.
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Re: ICOM R7000
« Reply #2 on: January 29, 2020, 1740 UTC »
This is immediate, like a split second.   Bewildering (at least to me).
Primary: Yaesu FRG-7700  Secondary: ICOM R75 Tertiary: Grundig  750. Tecsun PL-990X, Sangean ATS-909X . Malahit DSP SDR V3,  Alpha Delta  SWL Sloper antenna. : Also, 1940 Mantola am/sw tube. CountyComm GP-5/SSB hand held, Tecsun PL-380 ,et al.  QTH: EAST TROY WI  USA.  Sea Level: + 320 meters .  75 miles (but not far enough) NNW of Chicago

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Re: ICOM R7000
« Reply #3 on: January 30, 2020, 0413 UTC »
Does the mode of the signal have any effect? SSB signals are a bit more difficult than AM/FM since the signal strength drops between words/syllables. -Justin

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Re: ICOM R7000
« Reply #4 on: January 31, 2020, 1713 UTC »
Does the mode of the signal have any effect? SSB signals are a bit more difficult than AM/FM since the signal strength drops between words/syllables. -Justin

Nope, mode is not a factor
Primary: Yaesu FRG-7700  Secondary: ICOM R75 Tertiary: Grundig  750. Tecsun PL-990X, Sangean ATS-909X . Malahit DSP SDR V3,  Alpha Delta  SWL Sloper antenna. : Also, 1940 Mantola am/sw tube. CountyComm GP-5/SSB hand held, Tecsun PL-380 ,et al.  QTH: EAST TROY WI  USA.  Sea Level: + 320 meters .  75 miles (but not far enough) NNW of Chicago

 


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