[TenTec] Orion display
byroncordes at icloud.com
Sun Jul 21 12:46:55 EDT 2019
No but I can I’m adding a PTT to the spare RCA jack in the back and adding a fan to speaker position.
Have taking apart and put back together so many times it’s easy now.
Oh number 6 -32 screws 3/4 inch long work great to hold display ,just thread them into board. No nuts required!
Maybe later to night I can post some pics not pretty but works .
73s AC9PA Byron
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> On Jul 21, 2019, at 11:40 AM, Steven Kline via TenTec <tentec at contesting.com> wrote:
> 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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