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[AMPS] Readings on Clipperton L

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Subject: [AMPS] Readings on Clipperton L
From: (Jonathan)
Date: Mon, 09 Mar 1998 06:25:40 -0800
W7CW Jay E Ostrem wrote:

> At 11:36 PM 3/8/98 -0800, you wrote:
> >Hi all,
> >       I'm geting some funny readings (or so they seem) when I try to
> transmit
> >using my Dentron Clipperton L. I'm using an FT 840 for a transceiver
> and
> >a MFJ 896 Antenna Tuner sits on the other side of the Dentron. When
> the
> >Dentron is turned on, I get 2500v plate and when it's keyed in CW
> mode,
> >I get .666-.750 amps current. But I can't seem to get the MFJ 986 to
> >register any more than about 150watts out in CW and 100w out in SSB
> >mode, in 40, 20, and 15 mtr bands. What's going on here. Am I doing
> >something wrong and if so, what should I be doing?
> >
> Jonathan,  I had a similar problem 15 yrs ago with the amp.  I
> inadvertantly used the wrong antenna,and caused an arc across the tank
> coil, which is rolled on a phenolic tube. It left a carbon trace on he
> tube, effectively shorting some windings.  I tried grinding it out,
> but
> ultimately had to replace the coil.
>                               73 Jay W7CW
>                                  1AB Ranch
>                                  Gillette, Wyoming

   Thanks Jay for the suggestion. Assuming that's what happened here.
How can I verify it and where can I find such a replacement part?

73s de Jonathan  ko6xs

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