It is unusual that you have had multiple pushbutton failures. I repair
a lot of KX1s and have never seen a pushbutton failure on my bench. I
would think if the switches were not reliable, I would have seen at
least one failure. Is it possible that you did not mount the switch
body tight against the board? I could believe that a mechanical failure
could occur due to flexing of the leads if the switch were supported by
its leads rather than the board.
On 4/4/2011 3:15 PM, Albers wrote:
> Last night I was ready to try checking into ECN-20 with my KX-1 but couldn't get off 40 meters. The band pushbutton simply would not respond. (I did do an ohmmeter check just now, to verify that it is indeed a switch failure and not a bad solder joint!)
> I haven't kept track, but if memory serves, this is about the third time I've had to replace a pushbutton switch - my KX-1 is serial number 608 and I built it in April 2004.
> Has anyone had similar troubles? More importantly, anyone have suggestions on where I might get more dependable switches? I have a circuit board in my junk box with a bunch of snap action switches that I think might fit the PCB holes, but I'd have to find a way to glue the blue button caps on, or rig some sort of substitute.
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