Skip's 4x4

Skip's 4x4
Mark's RFDS radio - 10th March, 2001.

Coden type 7515 SSB Transceiver, brief thoughts: This unit has 3 obvious problems:
    1) the 4 installed crystals have been destroyed by side-cutters, and hence need to be replaced.
    2) the 3 front toggle switches have been broken off, but the switches still work by using a screwdriver!
    3) there is no microphone. 
Further diagnoses: When connected to power and switched on, there is no power drain. I suspect that the microphone needs to be in circuit. When manually powering the main power input relay, then green light comes on, and current draw is a nominal 200 to 300Mamps, which all seems fine. RX and TX obviously can't be tested due to the cystals being damaged. See photos: 

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Photo of unit showing top board (receiver board), with location of 4 (out of 5) channel crystals. 1144.jpg (88KB)
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Close-up of channel crystals, which clearly shows that they have been disabled (destroyed) by a pair of side-cutters. 1146.jpg (56.7KB)

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Close-up of board mounted on right side. At first, I thought that this board was burnt out, but I think it has been painted black to preserve any "manufacturer's secrets! 1149.jpg (44.8KB)

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Photo from underneath showing transmit board (rear) and channel selector board. 1150.jpg (81.5KB)
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Poor photo showing layout of 1 of the 3 damaged toggle switches. 1151.jpg (35.2KB)
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Close-up photo of 6 pin microphone socket. 1152.jpg (37.3KB)
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Photo of front panel, showing controls, and location of 3 broken toggle switches. 1153.jpg (72.9KB)

I have contacted...

CODAN PTY LTD
11a/ 2 Hardy St South Perth 6151
Ph (08) 9368 5282
Fax: (08) 9368 5283
www.codan.com.au   

Contact Skip (Alan - that's me) for more info. Email me.

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