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Re: [Amps] Blower Restrictor QU?

To: Paul Gerhardt <>,
Subject: Re: [Amps] Blower Restrictor QU?
From: Alek Petkovic <>
Date: Fri, 16 Oct 2009 06:45:58 +0800
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With the plate on, it would have been cavitating (correct name??) and 
therefore run a bit faster. The previous owner may have thought that 
this was a good thing and that a faster fan meant more air. Other 
than that, I can't think what would possess someone to do such silly stuff.

You done good. Leave it off.

73, Alek

At 02:31 AM 16/10/2009, Paul Gerhardt wrote:
>Today I removed the 'retrictor plate' on the blower inlet on the Raytrack
>DX2000L that I am getting ready to put back in service.
>Over the 20 years that I have owned (but hardly used) the amp I have
>resolderd filament sleaves on the tubes several times.  I talked to the
>designer and he said that the plate was not original so why would someone
>make this mod?  After removing it I could tell there was a slight increase
>in air flow (using my hand only).
>Link to 'Webshots' pix of plate on and off, go to the link then hit
>'Forward' to see 4 pix of this plate.
>Think I will just leave it off for a while and see how it runs.
>Any thoughts on this possibly negative mod?
>Paul K3PG
>Paul Gerhardt
>QRP ARCI 6674
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