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Uniden Grant XL No Transmit

No TX. Everything else works great. Changed final, driver,ic4 voltage reg,mode switch and a few others. No TX? TP7 and TP8 have no voltage? 0.11volts. I no it should be 12.8volts. Pa mode works. Also radio next to it will move the meter. Any help? Thanks, TJ

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  • Thejerb Feb 02, 2009

    Thanks wood butcher for the help. I replaced the driver, final and the am regulator. Still no tx. There is no voltage to the test points 7 and 8?? Anybody???



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On the back of the radio you will see a small circuit board with a transistor on it this is your am regulator.check to see if that has gone bad

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Initially, pls check the final and pre-final (TR15 & 15) and that it gets modulated TX+12 through D8 from T1 which in turn is the output of IC4 through C48.

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Hope that this be of help/idea. Pls post back how things turned up or should you need additional information.

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