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chrsjcb

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Microcat question
« on: April 25, 2017, 02:47:42 pm »

Hi All,


I have a Microcat (i believe MK1) it has a FM 40Mhz crystal and 4 x bilge pumps if that confirms.


The boat has no transmitter - issue number 1.


Issue number 2 - when the previous owner borrowed a transmitter with matching crystal the boat would work to about 5M range and then go into fail safe mode which sounded like it lost signal.


If i get a replacement transmitter with matching crystal, I am concerned I'd have the same problem as the issue may lay with the receiver itself.


Would be a simple replacement however Angling Technics solder the RX onto a custom PCB from what I can tell.


Could a bait boat expert help me out here please?


I know 2.4Ghz conversions exist and I'd need something along the lines of this:


http://www.action-electronics.co.uk/pdfs/Bait%20Boat%20(3%20pumps)%20-%20Nick%20Wootton.pdf


However I have 4 pumps in my boat.....


I'm comfortable soldering, taking it apart and fitting new parts, I just need a little help!


I'll even send you some money via PayPal if I can get this working with your help!


Thanks,


Chris
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Stavros

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Re: Microcat question
« Reply #1 on: April 25, 2017, 05:05:39 pm »

Needs a complete rewire and rebuid inc new transmitter and receiver ....Personally I would go 2.4 ghz simply as there is no crystal involved...


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