The FRG-8800 flashing display does indicate PLL unlock and possibly a bad
crystal or VCO that has failed. One thing you may try is to look at the
VCO's on the Main board on the bottom of the unit and see if any of them
have been glued. The glue that they used is similar to the glue that Kenwood
used that has caused problems with the TS-440S. The glue turns a dark brown
and should be chipped out very carefully. If you have the service manual
check to see also which correction voltage line is incorrect and which VCO
it controls. That will also put you in a general direction of your problem.
TNX.... Tim Moes wd0fkc
Tim Moes wd0fkc
----- Original Message -----
From: "ERIC ROONEY" <email@example.com>
Sent: Wednesday, May 18, 2005 7:12 PM
Subject: [Yaesu] FRG8800
> I too have a problem 8800 that drops out and am left with only a flashing
> I am a Tech. but unfortunately do not have a sig. gen. now
> (Retired),but do have the Service Manual.
> Mine sometimes comes back on if left!
> Has anyone out there made any progress on this problem
> Regards to all,
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