I decided to sell my IC-765 and start upgrading my shack with newer radio that better support remote operations. However, before doing so I turned it on just one last time and recorded this video to remember how good it sounds.
As you can see on my HF2V pictures, my HF2V is mounted in between a lot of trees. There is even electric fence only 10 meters from it. Nevertheless, it performs very well both on the RX and TX side. It has also been standing for more than a year now and can cope well with the winds on the Danish west coast.
It’s quite late and I really should have gone to bed but I simply couldn’t resist to turning on the K1.
Tonight I continued with the combined tests of the RF board (part 1), front panel board and filter board. All tests up to the VFO test are ok, including LED/LCD, error codes, sidetone generator, voltmeter, keyer and filter board relays. On the picture below you can see the very first thing K1 says, when no filter board is found.
After completing the assembly of the K1 filter board, I have done the resistance checks on the board. All checks tests passed perfectly 🙂
The next step will be to proceed with the tests of the RF board and then the combined tests and alignments of the RF + filter boards, which in fact is the same as the complete receiver alignment.