[TenTec] Orion display

Steven Kline skline4 at verizon.net
Sun Jul 21 12:40:12 EDT 2019

Hi Byron,

By any chance did you capture few pictures of process?

Steve - W5JK

> On Jul 21, 2019, at 10:50 AM, Byron Cordes via TenTec <tentec at contesting.com> wrote:
> Hello everyone.
> My experience with changing Orion display . First off it works!  I took me 3 hours . 27 minutes soldering 14 wires and the rest of time taking apart and putting back together. Measuring for standoffs took the longest time but now I know make them 3/32 to 1/8 inch longer than the stock. I used plastic standoffs from a repeater cabinet for the insulators. I put them up against the stock board post and cut the new standoffs ,worked well.
> New display came with ribbon cable tried to cut and separate but no luck there. So removed ribbon cable . Soldered 14 bread board wires about 5 inches long to the display. This was not easy , difficult for even a good tech, just so small . I checked the connections and found pin 5  v+  wasn’t soldered ! Must of flew right by it .hihi 
> Bought 90 pcb connector cut to 14 pins ,simple. Soldered 14 wires from display to each pin not to bad . 
> Trimmed the 14 stud post off of cpu board so that 90 deg plug mates flat on board. Need all the clearance you can get.
> Everything else is just putting back together. You will probably have to adjust contrast control (it’s on bottom of radio) 
>  Happy with it ? I like the original better but this gets the radio back on air. When I get some more time probably will download N4py software fore the Orion.
> Hope this helps if anyone has a bad display. 73s AC9PA Byron
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