06 September 2018

Nagoya UT-106 intermittent signal

Now that I was enjoying trouble-free mobile HAMming, my modified Nagoya UT-106 developed a fault causing intermittent reception. Moving the coax near the RTX would restore/loose the signal, so probably something has broken in the coax. Since the handheld lays on the passenger's seat, holding the microphone causes it to move around and put some stress on the cable.

I will cut out the broken part and try to resolder the SMA connector. Before that I will fit a PL-259 so that I can try the whole setup with a more powerful RTX as well as measure SWR.