[TenTec] Omni D Strange Behavior

Stuart Rohre rohre at arlut.utexas.edu
Tue Oct 27 15:41:28 PDT 2009

Omni D problem.  Check the solder joints for the display board.  Sounds 
like a cold joint somewhere there.  Use a high power magnifier and a 
strong light.  If in doubt touch up all less than perfect looking solder 

-Stuart Rohre

John Peters wrote:
>       I have had a trouble with the digital display on my OMNI D.      
> the display is unstable for a fer minutes
> and then it is o kay---   for a short while    then goes showing all  
> numbers (unstable) again.  then
> a few minutes it goes okay    with a little tapping at times....     
> Then runs o kay the rest of the day....
>       do you have anything for a fix?????
>           hope so    ??
>                thanks     John    K2kot        c ya
> On Oct 27, 2009, at 11:16 AM, Mike Bryce wrote:
>> every now and then, especially when it's kind of cool in my shack,
>> when I turn the omni VII on, there's no display.
>> I do get the leds by the switches to light
>> I just leave it on and within a few minutes, it decides to light up.
>> cycling power does nothing to help
>> However, if the room is warm, then I've never had the trouble. It
>> seems as though the cool temperatures is preventing something from
>> firing the display backlight
>> mike
>> Mike, WB8VGE
>> SunLight Energy Systems
>> The Heathkit Shop
>> http://www.theheathkitshop.com/
>> On Oct 27, 2009, at 5:50 AM, Hulett, Russell wrote:
>> Yesterday, turned on the Omni VII and nothing happened. No lights or
>> anything, like power disconnected. The fuse was ok, voltage on the
>> supply connector checked fine.  After several tries, the display
>> backlight came on but the radio didn't "boot".  Cycling the power
>> switch once more caused the radio to startup normally.  All memory
>> intact, radio works normally.  Anyone else experienced anything like
>> this?
>> 73, Curt KB5JO
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