Hi, I have been given an old midland alan 42 hand held radio that is about 4 years old.
When you turn it on the white noise crackles a bit (more than normal) and when you transmit the power is less than 1 watt on the indicator. I used the batteries and antenna of my other Alan 42 so i know the are good. At a guess i would say someone has been transmitting without an antenna attach (or a poorly matched one) and damaged something. I found a service manual online but it only shows the schematics. I am guessing that its either Q108 or Q107.
Does anyone have any experience in this type of repair? I have tried to attach the pdf manual but it wont let me. If anyone is interested, if you google ServiceManual_Midland-Alan_42_Multi you will find it.