The relays in my kenwood ts430 go nuts whenever I run a relatively
large amount of power to my amp. The relays start to clatter back and
forth. Is this a SWR problem between the two components? It sure
seems so. Is this a common problem? If I check with my swr meter
and see a high swr can I correct this with a low power tuner between
the rig and linear? Thanks in advance.
>From TREY@TGV.COM (Trey Garlough) Fri May 24 15:00:15 1996
From: TREY@TGV.COM (Trey Garlough) (Trey Garlough)
Subject: Contesting is dieing
> K1KI writes:
> When I got my license as a kid (14) I was an odd-ball (many would say I
> haven't changed much). There was no social status to being a ham, it was
> just the opposite - but it was a way for a geek to talk to people as a peer.
> Good stuff for a shy kid. I suspect not much has really changed.
Absolutely. Just like the famous cartoon that appeared in New Yorker
with the caption "On the Internet, no one knows you're a dog" that
shows two dogs in front of a terminal. On CW, no one knows you're a
dog as well.
At the age of 13, you can be running around competently calling guys
in a contest, or skillfully handling a small pileup, and if it's a CW
contest, the initial reaction is "Good op." But if you have a little
kid voice, and you are exhibiting the same savvy on SSB, the initial
reaction is "Hey! That's a kid!"
CW was a great way to converse with grown-ups without being spoken to
like a child -- much better than "real life" and far, far better than
SSB where every time you called in a pileup the DX would say "QRZ the
YL?" and then you would have to receive their 88's. Ugh. On CW I was
known as "the guy who drifts" and as a CW Man[tm]. Much preferable.
On the Internet, no one knows you're a dog, or a kid, or a YL, or
a 90-year old man in Miami pretending to be a 23-year old YL, or
an AI program (W6HLH?).