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APRS Electronics Case Power Contacts

Mary reported hearing occasional beeps during a recent ride that indicated the Wouxun KG-UV3D radio on her bike was rebooting. It turned out that the nut soldered to the lug atop the screw contacting the radio’s battery contacts had turned itself slightly loose on the stud:

HT-GPS Case - PCB and battery contacts - end view

HT-GPS Case – PCB and battery contacts – end view

Snugging it up against the PCB made everything happy again.

However, while I had the APRS box off, I added strips of copper tape to enhance the connection to the radio:

KG-UV3D APRS interface - power contacts

KG-UV3D APRS interface – power contacts

Mostly, those gadgets just keep working…

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