Thanks. I appreciate the info. I'll contact Gerry on Friday. Bob.I would like to think something simple like a dried out electrolytic capacitor in the power supply section but it's really hard to say.
It's been years since I've been inside a 9600.
I see many people mention G & G for repairs of older equipment. Most that have used them have always had good things to say. I've never used them myself but it may be an option for you if you can't find anyone in your area to take a look.
I'd also contact Gerry at the number on the site before sending to him.
You might try Universal Radio Universal Radio shortwave, amateur, scanner and CB radio since 1942 that sells quite a bit of used equipment. I know they used to have a quite healthy repair shop, but I haven't kept up with Fred Osterman in some time. HTH.I have a Yaesu FRG9600 (60-905 Mhz) that used to work. It was a good radio. It does not work now. Yaesu does not service them anymore.
Does anyone please know of a place, or person, to get it repaired?
Curious as to what you did or did not find that made you give up?I have since decided that it is not economical to repair the FRG-9600. Please close this thread. Bob.
Thanks. There is no better clearer service manual available as far as I can find, It must be in one of the circuit components. I checked all obvious bulged caps, evidence of overheating of any components, loose connections, etc. I have given up, Bob.If I remember correctly, the FRG-9600 used card edge type sockets on the main board. Some of the cards plugged into these sockets much like the old ISA bus connectors used on older PC motherboards.
I recall one of those sockets in my 9600 was mechanically cracked so it would not maintain a connection with the board that plugged into it.
I vaguely remember using an epoxy to hold the connector together and needing to wrap the connector body with wire very tight until the epoxy cured 24 hours or so later. If this was my 9600 I recall this repair, I remember it being one of the more difficult repairs I'd made in my time and said I'd never attempt it again!
The repair did work apparently as my FRG-9600 still chugs along just fine to this day. Like I'd said before, it's been ages since I've been inside my 9600 so it could have been another radio that had the broken card edge connector socket but I'm pretty sure it was the 9600.
Anyone know of a good and clear copy of the service manual for this radio?
My copy is very poor now that I look at it so it's a wonder I was ever able to work on mine.
edit: After some searching, I find most of the SMs online are all of the same poor quality and a scan from the same source.