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XTS 5000 Deaf ??

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dazzag

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So at what point is a radio deaf.
Generating 1 khz + 3khz dev the radio unmutes at -85dbm
The audio is white noise at this point with a hint of tone.
Clear tone comes in at around -70 dbm which states to me deaf as a mute.

Also in toe with this comment how do I access the RX front end on the tuner?
Its greyed out....

I can and have tuned the TX side but not for the life of me can I get to the important side.
What am I not doing.
 

ElroyJetson

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If it's that far out, it's broke. There has been one or more components failed in the front end, and merely retuning it will not fix that.

But start simple. Check that antenna connector system including the external antenna port switch very carefully.
 

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Are you generating directly in? If so, that's deaf as Ray Charles in space with earpro on.

If TX is bad too, might want to check that the internal RF jack connector is properly plugged in still (the jumper from the RF board to the jack), never seen it come out before but I'm sure it's happened somewhere.

If TX is fine (which your post seemed to indicate), something in the front end is indeed gone and it'll probably need a new RF board from Depot.
 

dazzag

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Thanks DPCAIN
yep direct in. double checked the little blue connector and all good.
The TX was a little off but not worth mentioning.

Looks like a new board here we come.
 

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Possibly the receiver frontend got barfed due to a wrong antenna causing high reflected TX power back into the receiver. It happens more often than you think.
 
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