At 08:27 AM 11/7/97 MST, you wrote:
>Thanks all for your suggestions!
>Ken, W8EK, suggested putting a 100K ohm trimpot inside the Omni D on the
>"Patch-In" line. I installed it last night and it did the trick! I now
>have full control of output from QRP to 100W without the hair trigger
>And thanks to Peter, KD7MW. I especially liked his suggestion of running
>a small fan toward the heat sink of the Omni. I will do that!
This really is a very good idea. Solid state's worst enemy is heat!! I have
several 12 vdc fans from old computer dead power supplies that work great.
The main idea is to increase the air circulation over the heat sink fins. I
shape a cut-up coat hanger to form a bracket to support the fan in the back
of the rig (OmniD, Corsair, Omni 5 & 6, etc.) and I use the 12vdc aux
output on the back of the rig, for the fans power source.
>73 to all! I hope to hook up with many of you on Pactor or other HF
>R Ogborn - KI0ER
>Littleton, Colorado, U.S.A
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Tom - W4BQF
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