30 Aug 2018

IC7300 question about fan

Can anybody tell me if the IC7300 fan can be programmed OFF when running QRP? I had an IC706 and the fan annoyed me as it was far noisier than I expected. The IC703 (10W) had no fan.

Also, if not running full power, can you use a lower rated PSU? If I ever bought an IC7300, it is doubtful high power would ever be used. I think my linear PSU is rated at 20A.

3 comments:

PE4BAS, Bas said...

I guess it cannot be programmed off. I know there is a mod to mount a less noise fan. But you can always cut a wire to the fan which you can extend to a extra switch on the backside. However to do that with a new radio.....73, Bas

Roger G3XBM said...

Thanks Bas. As you say, this best NOT done with a new radio as it could invalidate any guarantee!

Unknown said...

Thinking of getting yourself a wee Winter present Mr L ?