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Replacement bulb for Icom 751a meter?



 
 
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Old May 24th 05, 06:35 PM
JusLookin
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Default Replacement bulb for Icom 751a meter?

Anyone know if this bulb can be cross-referenced to something more
common, or am I going ot have to buy one from Icom? Mike AB7RU
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Old May 24th 05, 07:41 PM
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On Tue, 24 May 2005 10:35:38 -0700, JusLookin wrote:
Anyone know if this bulb can be cross-referenced to something more
common, or am I going ot have to buy one from Icom? Mike AB7RU


Why not drop in an LED (with a suitable dropping resistor)?
I've done that with several older era rigs with good success.
And, in battery operation, your current draw drops.
If you get too much of a "spot effect" in back lighting, roughen
up the front of the lens a wee bit with emery paper.

73
Jonesy
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Old May 25th 05, 07:24 PM
Joe McElvenney
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Hi,

In my IC-740 I used a small 6V wire-ended lamp (plus resistor)
supplied by a model store presumably meant for use in railway
signals and the like.


73 de Joe, G3LLV


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Old May 25th 05, 07:34 PM
Jim Leder
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Can be found at:

http://www.kenwoodparts.com/parts/search.php

part number: B30-0845-05

OR, as an alternative fix do this mod:

http://www.mods.dk/view.php?ArticleId=2928

Jim


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Hi,

In my IC-740 I used a small 6V wire-ended lamp (plus resistor)
supplied by a model store presumably meant for use in railway
signals and the like.


73 de Joe, G3LLV




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Old May 28th 05, 06:14 AM
w4udx
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Get a 12V miniature bulb from Radio Shack. They come with leads already
attached and are low current (and low heat). I just used this same bulb in
the meter of an Icom IC-740 I bought at Dayton and it works fine....

Hello, JusLookin!
You wrote on Tue, 24 May 2005 10:35:38 -0700:

J Anyone know if this bulb can be cross-referenced to something more
J common, or am I going ot have to buy one from Icom? Mike AB7RU
J To reply via email remove spamnot

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