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Got a 765 that has started jumping in freq. jumps 22 cycles

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Got a 765 that has started jumping in freq. jumps 22 cycles up the band without changing the display. Sometimes it will jump back after a while. I suspected the pll board in the beginning but. when it jumps, it is consistent on all bands not just a few. got any ideas?
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Consumer Electronics
Expert:  Michael Hannigan replied 1 year ago.

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Expert:  Michael Hannigan replied 1 year ago.

Can you clarify what model you are referring to as "a 765"?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Icom IC-765. I am thinking reference oscillator due to the fact that there are trimmers on the pll board that control 2 to 3 bands at a time. This freq jumping when it occurs is on all bands......
Expert:  Michael Hannigan replied 1 year ago.

I would agree, as.long as there is no other indication of the frequency jumping - meaning you don't actually see any changes, but you know they are hapenning.

Expert:  Michael Hannigan replied 1 year ago.

Do you already have a schematic?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I can get a schematic easy enough
Expert:  Michael Hannigan replied 1 year ago.

Is this something you would like to troubleshoot on a board level and repair yourself? I will provide you with whatever assistance I can.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I am ok at board level to a certain point but, I do lack the proper bench gear to get fully involved. i.e. scope and sig. gen.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
It would be great if we can fix this or even narrow it down to a single board that a tech could repair but, that ain't going to happen. Shipping a 55 lb. radio is just too much. What can I say, I am an analog man ..........
Expert:  Michael Hannigan replied 1 year ago.

I don't blame you. Many people have no idea that there are some significant benefits to analog in almost all contexts. Let me see if I can find a schematic.

Expert:  Michael Hannigan replied 1 year ago.

Well, that certainly didn't take long. I haven't looked at it yet, but here is a link to the service manual for reference.