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PTO's .....etc.

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Subject: PTO's .....etc.
From: edout-kb3hb@worldnet.att.net (Ed Dout)
Date: Mon, 22 Jul 1996 19:21:48 -0700
Well I have read the messages about the PTO's for Tentec. This is what info I 
gathered from TT itself. The units seem to be and are the same at least from 
the Century
21 on. The unit in my C21 works just fine, but my Corsair is a diffrent story 
altogether. Between the backlash and the instability in the PTO the problem 
seems to be
in the grounding "fingers" on the PTO shaft itself rather than the unit as a 
whole. If
you take the time to clean and reseat the fingers the backlash and instability 
disapppear. Now if we can just come up with a better way to ground the PTO 
shaft in the
Corsair I think that rebuilding the PTO will be unnecessary. At the present 
time I get 
about 2 years between complete rebuilds on the PTO and quite frankly its really 
a pain
to do. Since I work CW only the frequency shift and backlash are more prominent 
those of you that work ssb. Well thats my 2 cents worth. But whatever the 
outcome my
Corsair and C21 are really great CW rigs.
                               Ed...KB3HB    ..

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