SHORTWAVE RADIO REPAIR

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SHORTWAVE RADIO REPAIR

Post by AIRMAN » Mon Dec 22, 2008 10:16 pm

Hi Guys,
My Sangean SW radio has gone dead after 9 years of faithful service. It normally runs from 4 X AA batteries or the supplied mains plug. Neither work. Just died suddenly, no flash or pop, just silent.

It's a great radio with ADS, SM and SSB.

Does anyone know of someone who could get it going again? It's probably something like a blown transistor.

I am thinking of a repair shop or some wizz kid here with electronics experience.

Anyone here have any knowledge or knows of a repair place, I would be grateful.

Cheers
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Re: SHORTWAVE RADIO REPAIR

Post by rochedalescan » Mon Dec 22, 2008 10:20 pm

AIRMAN wrote:Hi Guys,
My Sangean SW radio has gone dead after 9 years of faithful service. It normally runs from 4 X AA batteries or the supplied mains plug. Neither work. Just died suddenly, no flash or pop, just silent.

It's a great radio with ADS, SM and SSB.

Does anyone know of someone who could get it going again? It's probably something like a blown transistor.

I am thinking of a repair shop or some wizz kid here with electronics experience.

Anyone here have any knowledge or knows of a repair place, I would be grateful.

Cheers
Steve
Good luck finding a reapairer, if you cant find someone on here try some radio clubs or something they would probably know a thing or two, is it lighting up at all ? or just completely dead.
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Post by youngn » Mon Dec 22, 2008 10:44 pm

Haha I'd take a look at it for you... but your too far away for me to get to on bike :lol: :lol: :lol:

Nah im sure its something simple, if its survived for 9 years, I would think it wouldn't just suddenly stop, more like slowly die down. Have you had a look inside yourself? Could be something simple, or as you say somethin like on the PCB itself.

Hope to try and get this Radio working for you again... sounds like a nice piece of equipment.

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Re: SHORTWAVE RADIO REPAIR

Post by AIRMAN » Tue Dec 23, 2008 11:15 am

Rochedalescan wrote:Good luck finding a reapairer, if you cant find someone on here try some radio clubs or something they would probably know a thing or two, is it lighting up at all ? or just completely dead.


Just kaput....dead. Maybe a roach or something fried the PCB. :lol:

I'll ask around. It's too good to throw away.

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Re: SHORTWAVE RADIO REPAIR

Post by Comint » Wed Dec 24, 2008 9:11 am

AIRMAN wrote:Hi Guys,
My Sangean SW radio has gone dead after 9 years of faithful service. It normally runs from 4 X AA batteries or the supplied mains plug. Neither work. Just died suddenly, no flash or pop, just silent.

It's a great radio with ADS, SM and SSB.

Does anyone know of someone who could get it going again? It's probably something like a blown transistor.

I am thinking of a repair shop or some wizz kid here with electronics experience.

Anyone here have any knowledge or knows of a repair place, I would be grateful.

Cheers
Steve
With the cost of labour at least $50.00 plus per hour, most places would class something that old as 'un economical to repair'.

As a first choice, I would have recommended Simtronics at the High Street Plaza, but unfortunately he closed up shop earlier this year. Another possibility is Vidcam in the Hooper Centre in Hume Street.

It would probably help if you at least have a copy of the circuit diagram.

What model SANGEAN is it. I think there is more than one.

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Post by AIRMAN » Fri Dec 26, 2008 2:21 pm

As a first choice, I would have recommended Simtronics at the High Street Plaza, but unfortunately he closed up shop earlier this year. Another possibility is Vidcam in the Hooper Centre in Hume Street.

It would probably help if you at least have a copy of the circuit diagram.

What model SANGEAN is it. I think there is more than one.

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Yes I guess $50 per hour is a bit steep, but it's still cheaper than buying another world band radio. Thanks for the info, I will try the Vidcam shop, but I won't hold my breath.

The model is SANGEAN ATS 909 and I still have the operating instructions, but no circuit diagram.

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Post by Comint » Fri Dec 26, 2008 4:15 pm

AIRMAN wrote:
The model is SANGEAN ATS 909 and I still have the operating instructions, but no circuit diagram.

Steve
Try www.eserviceinfo.com/download.php?fileid=27634 for Part1.rar, and www.eserviceinfo.com/download.php?fileid=27635 for Part2.rar

NOTE: Both parts have to be downloaded, and in the same folder, before you try and unarchive them. It produces a Service Manual in PDF format.

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Re: SHORTWAVE RADIO REPAIR

Post by scrawn80 » Sun Dec 28, 2008 9:31 am

i have the service manual for the ATS 909 in pdf if you are interested

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Post by SunnybankScan » Sun Dec 28, 2008 11:17 am

Comint wrote:
AIRMAN wrote:Hi Guys,
My Sangean SW radio has gone dead after 9 years of faithful service. It normally runs from 4 X AA batteries or the supplied mains plug. Neither work. Just died suddenly, no flash or pop, just silent.

It's a great radio with ADS, SM and SSB.

Does anyone know of someone who could get it going again? It's probably something like a blown transistor.

I am thinking of a repair shop or some wizz kid here with electronics experience.

Anyone here have any knowledge or knows of a repair place, I would be grateful.

Cheers
Steve
With the cost of labour at least $50.00 plus per hour, most places would class something that old as 'un economical to repair'.

As a first choice, I would have recommended Simtronics at the High Street Plaza, but unfortunately he closed up shop earlier this year. Another possibility is Vidcam in the Hooper Centre in Hume Street.

It would probably help if you at least have a copy of the circuit diagram.

What model SANGEAN is it. I think there is more than one.

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Yeah I purchased an old UH050XR awhile ago for $20 which didn't work. I thought I would be able to get it going again because its an excellent radio, better than some of the newer 5watt radios.

I sent it to Uniden in Sydney, and they sent a report back saying it would not be economical to reapair, as there were too many things wrong with it :(
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Re: SHORTWAVE RADIO REPAIR

Post by AIRMAN » Sun Dec 28, 2008 1:24 pm

scrawn80 wrote:i have the service manual for the ATS 909 in pdf if you are interested
If it includes the circuit schematic of the PCB I would definately be interested mate. Maybe you could PM me what you might want for it?

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Post by Comint » Sun Dec 28, 2008 4:50 pm

AIRMAN wrote: If it includes the circuit schematic of the PCB I would definately be interested mate. Maybe you could PM me what you might want for it?

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The two links I posted above, will give you the ATS 909 Service Manual in PDF format - including the circuit diagram - and it will only cost you the download time.

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Re: SHORTWAVE RADIO REPAIR

Post by scrawn80 » Sun Dec 28, 2008 5:53 pm

Dont really like giving out good links but here's one http://www.radioscanner.ru/files/

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Post by AIRMAN » Sun Dec 28, 2008 10:56 pm

scrawn80 wrote:Dont really like giving out good links but here's one http://www.radioscanner.ru/files/
:lol: :lol: :lol:

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Post by AIRMAN » Sun Dec 28, 2008 10:59 pm

Comint wrote:The two links I posted above, will give you the ATS 909 Service Manual in PDF format - including the circuit diagram - and it will only cost you the download time.

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Post by Comint » Mon Dec 29, 2008 1:04 am

AIRMAN wrote: why are they in pink?
The link colour on these Forums shows up on my screen as nearly the same colour as the normal text, so I usually colour links as "blue", but as your text was blue, I just picked another colour.
I don't own a Blackberry
Don't understand that one. I didn't make any reference to Blackberry.

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Post by scrawn80 » Mon Dec 29, 2008 5:52 am

no more links from me then

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Post by Comint » Mon Dec 29, 2008 5:59 pm

AIRMAN wrote:Don't know how to do this.
OK. I have uploaded the ATS-909 Service Manual, in PDF format, here at http://senduit.com/dc5bce . You should be able to just click on the link, and download it.

Be Warned: It is just over 2 M. The file will stay there for 6 days.

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Re: SHORTWAVE RADIO REPAIR

Post by Phantom » Mon Feb 16, 2009 4:40 pm

You got it working as yet ?

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Post by rochedalescan » Mon Feb 16, 2009 5:00 pm

orangepeel wrote:You got it working as yet ?
Pretty sure I read somewhere he found the reset button and its working fine now.

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Re: SHORTWAVE RADIO REPAIR

Post by AIRMAN » Mon Feb 16, 2009 11:05 pm

Yes I'm pleased to say it's operational again.

Thanks for the advice guys. :wink:

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