zinger827 wrote:How could I test for a bad cap? Would I have to pull to test first? Thanks.
From an electronics and communication engineer with 16 years experience: you don't. Replacing
ALL of them is the only way to make these sets reliable.
If we get in any pre-2000 Uniden chassis for repair, we now insist on replacing all
the 10V electros BEFORE doing any other repairs. If they don't agree they are quite welcome to take it elsewhere.
Reason: The set will not be reliable if this is not done, and when it invariably fails, it will be us
(as in "you fixed this last week and it doesn't work again, you did a c**p repair" type complaint) that gets the bad reputation, not them
. So as far as we are concerned, it's replace them all or please go away.
Search Ebay for uniden electrolytic capacitor kit
for a new set of caps and more info on why you need to replace them.
Edit: These were the ones removed from an SSB version (President Grant) earlier. All were replaced before attempting any other repairs (three quarters of the time, replacing the caps was all the radio needed):
And make sure you get them all
. Missing just one could leave the radio in an unreliable state.