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Kenwood R-600 amateur radio receiver tuning problem

I recently received an older Kenwood R-600 as a gift. Problem is that when I rotate the tunihg knob, the frequency changes infrequently. Mostly it is stuck. Someone suggested that it might be rhw "main encoder". Is this cleanable? No parts seem to be available from Kenwood.

Bob Cahoon

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  • cahoon Dec 29, 2007

    Thanks so much. I will try to take the back off the case and see if I can find how to access the veined disc.

    Bob Cahoon

  • hebly Sep 09, 2008

    Had my r-600 with a svc tech and he says it is the crystal osc & no parts

    available. Freqs are mostly not tuneable. works on some. do you know of

    similar problems and of anyway to solve.



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If its like the older yeasu's, they had a black and white veined disc on the back with opto electronics, dust used to get in and obscure the sensors...
Worth a look.

Posted on Dec 29, 2007


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