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Tue Sep 10 21:46:41 EDT 1996


>From 0006008716 at (Doug Grant)  Wed Sep 11 03:16:00 1996
From: 0006008716 at (Doug Grant) (Doug Grant)
Date: Tue, 10 Sep 96 21:16 EST
Subject: TS-940 Problem Responses
Message-ID: <82960911021628/0006008716DC6EM at MCIMAIL.COM>

Yup. This reflector is *the* place to go for info. Contesters know

About 25 people contacted me. Half had suggestions for the "display
only shows dots, radio neither transmits nor receives" problems. The
other half asked me to forward the answer, since they had the same
problem (some occasionally, some all the time).

The apparent cure is to wiggle the 6-wire connector that goes into the
right side of the Digital A board. This came from several sources. Others
suggested re-seating the IC in the IC2 position on Digital A (there is
a Kenwood mod that includes soldering a wire to the ground pin of this
IC and really nailing it to ground).

This was a thread (here, I think) some time ago. KE1FO captured it and
it is on his Web page, for those of you who need more info (http://tiac.


http://www/tiac/net/users/ke6ber   (KE1FO's old call...guess he hasn't
gotten one of those new Vanity URLs yet - is the gate open yet?)

Others suggested various things resembling major surgery, including
switches to short various things momentarily, melting things, re-tweaking
various things, etc. These have been necessary for some guys.

Thanks to Dave, N0IT, who faxed several pages of helpful suggestions.

Good luck to all you other guys who are having the same problem!

Doug K1DG

p.s. there is appraently a Kenwood ftp site with some of this stuff on it
at, but I haven't checked it out yet.

p.p.s. after jiggling connectors, plugging IC2 out and in, and extensive
use of colorful language, my 940 is still stoned. THe LCD display back-
light is also out. Not to re-kindle another old thread, but thank you, UPS.
THe radio will be given about another hour's worth of monkeying around,
it will go to a local repair shop within driving distance where an hour
or two of an expert's time will fix these things and replace the noisy
fan too. I just don't have the time. THen I go looking for a clean used 781.

>From 0006008716 at (Doug Grant)  Wed Sep 11 03:20:00 1996
From: 0006008716 at (Doug Grant) (Doug Grant)
Date: Tue, 10 Sep 96 21:20 EST
Subject: Oops...wrong URL
Message-ID: <64960911022046/0006008716DC6EM at MCIMAIL.COM>

KE1FO's page is

the dahdididahdit was too close to the didahdidahdidah on the keyboard.

Now back to insulting the inventor of the multi-pin connector...

Doug K1DG

p.s. what's the Morse character for the backslash?

>From kc7v at (Mike Fulcher)  Wed Sep 11 11:11:03 1996
From: kc7v at (Mike Fulcher) (Mike Fulcher)
Date: Wed, 11 Sep 1996 03:11:03 -0700
Subject: new email address
Message-ID: < at>

New  email address:

kc7v at

Mike Fulcher
                         Mike Fulcher KC7V
                     One of the "VOO-DUDES"
                       VooDoo Contest Group
            ("VooDoo" - White magic from Africa)       

>From kn6dv at QNET.COM (Will, KN6DV)  Wed Sep 11 04:58:43 1996
From: kn6dv at QNET.COM (Will, KN6DV) (Will, KN6DV)
Date: Wed, 11 Sep 1996 03:58:43 -0000
Subject: SCCC phone SPRINTers needed
Message-ID: <199609110401.VAA03932 at>

Please send me a msg. if you would like to be on a team for the SCCC.
Thanks 73 Will,  KN6DV

	kn6dv at

>From becker at (Tony and Celia Becker)  Wed Sep 11 05:03:14 1996
From: becker at (Tony and Celia Becker) (Tony and Celia Becker)
Date: Tue, 10 Sep 1996 22:03:14 -0600
Subject: Morse character for backslash
Message-ID: < at>

At 09:20 PM 9/10/96 EST, Doug K1DG wrote:
>p.s. what's the Morse character for the backslash?

A "slash" sent backwards:


(too easy).


AE0M, Tony Becker - becker at - Silicon Valley, U.S.A.

>From tree at (Larry Tyree)  Wed Sep 11 07:16:18 1996
From: tree at (Larry Tyree) (Larry Tyree)
Date: Tue, 10 Sep 1996 23:16:18 -0700 (PDT)
Subject: Oops...wrong URL
Message-ID: <199609110616.XAA03848 at>

> p.s. what's the Morse character for the backslash?

di-dah-di-di-dah or course (what a stupid question).


>From on4aoi at (GUY)  Wed Sep 11 21:18:40 1996
From: on4aoi at (GUY) (GUY)
Date: Wed, 11 Sep 1996 13:18:40 -0700
Message-ID: <32371EA0.32D4 at>

FROM about 1900 gmt today my cat-program for the ft1000mp will be on my 
homepage, you can download a non registrated working version at

>From FCWD43B at ( CEDRICK W JOHNSON)  Wed Sep 11 13:43:12 1996
Date: Wed, 11 Sep 1996 07:43:12, -0500
Subject: S1WN Slim?
Message-ID: <199609111143.HAA12330 at>

I was wondering if the station S1WN is a slim.
Here is the QSO details:
Mar 3, 1996

If anyone has any QSL info or know if he's legit, please let me know 
N9YXA at

73's es vy Gud DX
de N9YXA

>From adnixon at (Dan Nixon)  Wed Sep 11 14:27:00 1996
From: adnixon at (Dan Nixon) (Dan Nixon)
Date: Wed, 11 Sep 1996 09:27:00 -0400
Subject: Shared Beverages ? (Wire type)
Message-ID: <3236BE24.1C3B at>

Am preparing three switchable (two direction) beverages for use by a
two-station multi-single. Has anyone successfully used the same
beverage  with two radios?
If so, would you share your experience, did you use any ICE components,
etc? Thanks..........

Dan, N4DVW, Atlanta
adnixon at

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