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Spectra Re-capping - Need to re-align???

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I replaced all the caps in spectra.Took the old ones out, clean the board with some alcohol, and put in some radial leaded ones. It fixed the audio issue I was having, but now its sounds off frequency when TXing. RXing is fine(to the ear). Do you need to re-align these after re-capping?

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I replaced all the caps in spectra.Took the old ones out, clean the board with some alcohol, and put in some radial leaded ones. It fixed the audio issue I was having, but now its sounds off frequency when TXing. RXing is fine(to the ear). Do you need to re-align these after re-capping?

Tim

It might help to measure the deviation and frequency. There is no telling the status of the alignment of the radio. If the frequency is off, then you need to go into the TX adjustment section and software tweek it back to being on frequency. If your deviation is too high, it it also in the transmitter section.
 

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It might help to measure the deviation and frequency. There is no telling the status of the alignment of the radio. If the frequency is off, then you need to go into the TX adjustment section and software tweek it back to being on frequency. If your deviation is too high, it it also in the transmitter section.
Unfortunately I don't have any service equipment to check anything.

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I always realign a Spectra after I've recapped it. If for no other reason, by the time I get to it, it's been many years since it's been looked at last.
 

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If you work on the PA section you will need to realign. The Deviation should be ok in most cases unless the radio was regularly serviced. Regular serviceing would mean that the deviation would have been "corrected" as the caps deteriorated.
 
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