Kenwood TM -D700 noisy fan

Was dealing with an older Kenwood TM D700 VHF/UHF mobile. Fan was really noisy to the point of being unusable in the home qth. I googled the problem and found that if you remove the fan from the casing, peel off the fan identity sticker and add a few drops of light oil the noise stops… fyi to all and 73 for now.

VE7RNH Controller Issues

Following the installation of the new lead-carbon batteries on the RNH repeater, by Phil VE7BPH and Peter VE7RZZ on September 30th, the controller began beaconing a ‘Battery Alert’ alarm whenever it transmitted. It wasn’t possible to access the repeater and turn off the alarms using DTMF tones despite attempts by Phil VE7BPH and Robin VE7HMN. It appeared that it would be necessary to reload the repeater’s programming code, so a site visit was arranged for Friday, October 6th.

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