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john murfet 13-08-2019 19:14

Seeking practical radar repair
I have a Furuno radar that failed last year and as I suspected was diagnosed as a dead magnetron, even though the hours logged was half its expected life.
A new magnetron is $900 in Australia for this small uncomplicated looking component and I am curious if anyone on this forum knows if these things can be repaired.
Many years ago I saw cheap Chinese made replacements for magnetrons. Does anyone know if these are still available?

night0wl 13-08-2019 19:46

Re: Seeking practical radar repair
If not replacing the magnetron part, why not a full radome on ebay. Used, fully functioning domes seem to be going for 1/2 what you were quoted for the part.

john murfet 15-08-2019 18:56

Re: Seeking practical radar repair
Certainly a cheaper option but no way to see how many hours (if any) might be left in the replacement before parting with the money.

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