X-108 Info Xiegu X-108G Outdoor QRP-Transceiver - files and mods

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    OK - Thats a good start -(I love you by the way!) - the linked file on the page you gave (indoor build 4 i think) installed and it is now back up and running as a rig - it is not receiving anything - just a quiet hiss on all bands, but it has booted.
    So now it is the offset - values or something, i remember seeing a youtube video on that, however i do not have the values that the radio previous had - there is an excel spreadsheet or something around here?
     
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    here is the workaround:

    My approach:

    Open the unit and check what is written on the label. In my case, the following status:

    SSB 10692620 Hz
    CW 10692390 Hz


    the offset is 1100 Hz. This is what I could see, among other things, when I opened my x-108G, the label and then the advanced settings checked. So I could be sure that the offset is also 1100 Hz. After the reset, I then entered the values in the advanced settings - for details, see Attachment

    That's it Playful

    take this excel help-file
     
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    OK- Open the case, well i best do that when i have not had a couple of beers so i will revisit that. The screws on the bottom are the access point yes? Take the handles off and remove those screws - Is it safe to remove all of them?
    The X1M has a single screw that needs to be kept in place when removing the cover. All 6 screws?

    Of course the other issue here, is that i bought an outdoor version, sent it back to the shop in Greece when the power was dipping on TX and they have sent me an indoor version as the replacement.

    I would complain to them if i was not so distrustful of the service.
    Hmm.

    So far - tank you very much - i will get on to the values tomorrow. I will let you know.
    Many any thanks.
     
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    Yes, u must remove all screws on the bottom, so you can move the board. you have to pull out additionally the knoobs on the front and remove the board out to the back Meh

    Yes

    no problem - u are welcome … :rolleyes:
     
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    I tried your values - Calling CQ on 14.076 certainly seems to show my signal is getting out - so says PSK reporter, but the radio is completely deaf - A faint hiss and no more. This is a problem with the values - or something else.
    I should say, the radio and antenna were fine prior to this upgrade problem.
     
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    Squelch! - The squelch was at 100%
    I hear things again!

    I cannot thank you enough for this - Such a stressful day.
    Saying that - it still crashes when i try and do Split - Which is where i came in at 9am this morning when i ran the first firmware upgrade.
    But regardless, it works. Mostly.
    Thanks again.
     
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    Hello,

    I'm not sure if wgoodf's problem/solution is the same as mine.

    I recently got the OUTDOOR version of the X108G. The radio worked great and I love it! But....I decided to download the latest firmware (1.00 build 29) and install it on the radio. I turned the radio on and now there's no sound and it will not transmit. Also the voltage reads around 11.7 volts when connected to a 13.8 volt power supply. Is there anything I can do?

    I did not write down my original offset values.... I know the original date on the boot screen was April 2016. Please help!'

    Thanks in advance.
     
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    Hello, today I also won H108G. But I noticed a problem - PTT №3 buttons switches the transceiver power. Should switch frequency / channels. Firmware version 1.00.3a, ot13aprelya 2016. What to do? Thank you
     
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    here are my current offsets.
     
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    I did the R76 removal mod to unlock the radio. No problems at all. Works fine. Simple to do. AND its just a crummy 10K so its easy to replace if you trash the orignal one in removing and want to change back.
     
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    Hi, I did the TX mod about a month ago. It works fine and was very simple.
     
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    I can't get the files to open and can't find a program to open them..at a total loss at the moment
     
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    have no idea what this xgf file thing is and can't find a program to open it.why do they have to make this so stupid.does anyone have a normal program file for this stupid radio???????
     
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    I have the same issue as Alex_T, i updated the firmware to 1.00 build 029, same thing happen as his. Any updates on this? I already opened the case but I don't see any 'label' of any sort. Please help :(
     
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    Does it work with outdoor version too?
     
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    I am confused.
    When updating the firmware of one of these radios, do you automatically lose to the system settings?
    Another question is, what exactly does the RST button do? Does it reset the settings to what the radio was set up at the factory or is it to restore basic settings. Any information would be appreciated.
     
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    1. Yes, it is so - while updating - the settings are gone Wideyed
    2. I have not tested Shy
     

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