CYBERNET CHASSIS PTMB134AOX
Always check and replace cross connection protection diode
BINATONE 5 STAR
HAM INT. UK
FORD ROADMASTER 505
CYBERNET BETA 3000
No TX no RX
1/ Try replacing Q16(2SC1318) or substituted by BC639 (Thanks Niall)
2/ Sometimes transmits one channel, channel selector appears useless. D2 (6.2 Zener Diode) also check PLL IC LC7136/7 by
1/ Check if there is any TX at all by checking with a rig on the same channel next to the radio in question. If theres nothing try Q2
(JC502) located behind the VCO.
2/ Check red trimmer by slight adjustment (the one nearer the back) as this sometimes gets wax damage and may need cleaning /
replacing (very common) Can also drop channels at their extremes if adjusted wrong
No TX power but RX on another Rig
1/ Try replacing O/P transistor (2SC2078) located in the screened area.
2/ Driver Transistor Q5
3/ Red trimmer (again) slight adjustment. Heat with soldering iron then spray with switch cleaner to remove wax.
4/ Check associated coils and track T2, T3, T4 with slight adjustment
5/ Check hi/lo pwr switch and RV5
Problems with Receive
With incoming signal but no sound
1/ Check internal speaker and speaker jack socket (extension speaker)
2/ Check associated wires and track
3/ Replace audio IC (TA7205) which also sometimes affects outgoing modulation too. NB. If you rub your finger across the back of the
Audio IC with the volume up and it makes a sound chances are the IC is fine and the fault lies elsewhere. If its completely dead its
more than likely the Audio IC.
4/ Slight adjustment of T12 (Front right) this also if the receive is fuzzy or sounds off frequency.
With very low RX
1/ Try adjusting coils T11, T10, T9, T8, T7, T5 slightly while monitoring signal strength on a nearby rig until the power increases
enough to show on the TX meter or swr/power power meter.
2/ Check solder link trackside of T7 (If removed will cause signal drop when RF gain fully open)
1/ Channels all mixed up, sometimes giving 2 lots of 20 channels,. Where the channel selector pins enter the main PCB, link wires
directly from pins to the PLL IC (common fault where channel selector retaining nut works loose) also check for solder splashes on
channel selector board or PLL itself.
2/ Increase TX modulation by linking out R72 or reducing its value and tuning RV2 to suit.
3/ Increase incoming audio by linking out R57 or reducing its value.
4/ VCO is compatible with that from an Amstrad board.
5/ No squelch but associated parts seem ok. Replace audio IC (TA7205).
6/ Low audio/poor sensitivity on RX/low power on TX, replace Q18.
7/ If midblocking, broadband VCO by replacing C4 (33pf to 22pf)
8/ No channel display, replace Q251 on underside of channel selector PCB.
9/ Bad buzz when switched on. FM IF detector faulty (Probably mains or 24v damage)
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