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RE: [linrad] IC706MKIIG


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From: owner-linrad@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
[mailto:owner-linrad@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx]On Behalf Of W6WO
Sent: Monday, December 08, 2003 4:23 PM
To: linrad@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: Re: [linrad] IC706MKIIG

Leif  I use the 706 on cw but it  has a bad reputation for cw clicks 
when set for full break-in. Try it without full break-in.  It also 
likes to have a good solid 13 Volts and if using a battery supply 
this is often hard to achieve.

>Hi All,
>I am doing some measurements on a IC706MKIIG, but I do not have
>the operators manual. The unit is fine on 144 MHz, but on 14 MHz
>the ALC turns down the power after it initially has been a bit above
>the steady state level soon after key-down.
>The AGC action is fast and causes terrible keying clicks. Is there
>anyone in this group who knows if I am operating the unit improperly?
>In other words: Is there a drive level I should set some way according
>to the operators manual or is the unit defective because some internal
>level is incorrectly set? I find it hard to believe that these keying
>clicks are normal for the IC706MKIIG - on 144 MHz the keying is superb.
>Leif / SM5BSZ