Question about Eton FR300 AM/FM/Weather/TV Radio

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The weather band on my Eton FR300 no longer works. When I turn it on, I first get a couple of words from the current radio report then the radio goes completely silent. All other bands and components work fine...seems to be only a weather band circuit problem. Thanks in advance for any help.

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  • dolcevita09 Sep 04, 2010

    I would like a schematic for this radio. With that, and electronics buff friend may be able to identify and replace the defective component. Thank you.

  • dolcevita09 Sep 05, 2010

    Thank you. Can you provide a schematic showing the frequency diode that should be replaced?

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I believe the weather band transmission is on the VHF band which is also used for VHF TV channel transmission. So if you are close to an area with strong TV signals then you may be having this problem.

Maybe you need to get away from a TV transmitter in your area and try if there is any difference.
The weathe channel frequencies are

Channel 1 162.400 MHz
Channel 2 162.425 MHz
Channel 3 162.450 MHz
Channel 4 162.475 MHz
Channel 5 162.500 MHz
Channel 6 162.525 MHz
Channel 7 162.550 MHz

Hope this helps.

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The frequency diode for the weather band will shortly give out were nothing will be heard. time to replace it if possible

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You're right about the different bands having different components to choose the various frequencies, and that looks like where your problem lies. Not an easy fix. In the old days, each band was made up of discrete components that had tuning capabilites, so when you identified a circuit, you could tweek it, although it usually required complex signal generators and an oscilloscope, at least. These days, the components are largely ICs and surface mount ceramics- things that require replacement, versus re-tuning. It's probably cheaper to buy a new radio than have it fixed, but you can check. Eton's support page is here:
http://www.etoncorp.com/CustomerSupport
Hopefully, they will replace it for you, depending on how long you've had it, etc.
Wish I had an easy "fix", but good luck, thanks for using FixYa, and hope this helps.

Posted on Sep 04, 2010

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