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Icom IC-2820 D-Star Not Working...

Post by 2W0PWR on Tue Mar 02, 2010 8:19 am

Last week my GPS antenna on the IC-2820 stopped working. Hmm so I spent a day or so on the net looking for a new antenna and on Wednesday last week the DV Mode started to play up. When I transmit on DV mode the radio won't release and stays transmitting... Hmm I wonder.

I'm thinking it might be water in the GPS antenna that's caused it to mess up, I remember reading a site last year about making the GPS antennas waterproof. If Icom replace the antenna and that was the fault I'll have to think twice on using it. Maybe see if it picks up from inside the car?

Sent it to Icom on Friday so they should have it today. I'll keep u updated.

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Re: Icom IC-2820 D-Star Not Working...

Post by 2E0ZMO on Wed Mar 03, 2010 8:08 am

sorry to here this dave, if its like my antenna for my sat nav then it will work inside the car.

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Re: Icom IC-2820 D-Star Not Working...

Post by 2W0PWR on Wed Mar 03, 2010 8:14 am

No problem Andy, I really want it in the back of the van somewhere as I have too many wires in the cab :-)...

Really starting to miss it now even though I didn't use it much. Put the handheld in the van with a mini mag but it's not the same!

Might ring them tomorrow and see if they can say anything. Think it's a common fault.

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Re: Icom IC-2820 D-Star Not Working...

Post by MW0RUH on Fri Dec 16, 2011 12:47 pm

The antenna for GPS is not for outside use, it works inside the vehicle.

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Re: Icom IC-2820 D-Star Not Working...

Post by 2W0PWR on Sun Jan 08, 2012 10:55 am

Hi Dave,

Welcome to the QSOUK forum.

It's been a long time since I had a D-Star radio and prob would get another IC-2820 Second Hand if the price is rite for the car although I ended up selling the last one for HF. D-Star in N Wales is yet to be desired.

The problem wasn't with the GPS antenna as I thought, if I remember correctly it was a relay or something had gone on the DV side. It's a long time ago.

I hope you enjoy the forum,

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