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Re: [Amps] ALPHAs and momentary power outages

To: "'W0UN -- John Brosnahan'" <>,<>
Subject: Re: [Amps] ALPHAs and momentary power outages
From: "Dick Green WC1M" <>
Date: Wed, 18 Jul 2007 15:12:49 -0400
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John, you would know better than me about that!

Seriously, Alpha has handed out firmware patch information on occasion. I
know they've told customers how to calibrate the band switch by patching the
firmware. Admittedly, that's not as potentially dangerous as shortening the
warmup timer, but it carries the same danger that the user will make an
error and patch the wrong address (and not remember which one it was!)

I don't think a warmup timer patch is for everybody, but I'd certainly like
to have it. I'd even sign a form releasing Alpha from any liability.

73, Dick WC1M  

> -----Original Message-----
> From: W0UN -- John Brosnahan []
> Sent: Wednesday, July 18, 2007 12:39 PM
> To:
> Subject: Re: [Amps] ALPHAs and momentary power outages
> >  You just have to get the address(s) and meaning of the value(s) from
> >Alpha.
> >
> >I still think the best, cheapest and simplest course of action is to
> ask
> >Alpha for the timer warmup address.
> And, pray tell, just exactly WHY would Alpha want to give you the code
> to defeat the timer?  Maybe to increase their revenues from increased
> service work, or from increased replacement tube sales?
> --John

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