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[TenTec] QRP 40 Meter Kit (1340)

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Subject: [TenTec] QRP 40 Meter Kit (1340)
From: Steve Ellington" <n4lq@iglou.com (Steve Ellington)
Date: Sat, 26 Sep 1998 09:30:27 -0400
REMOVE C-1. That will stop the clicks and may help the sidetone. Also, if
you hear clicks in the sidetone then you can be sure you are transmitting
them too.

Steve Ellington
Amateur Radio Operator N4LQ
-----Original Message-----
From: James Parsons <k5rov@wcc.net>
To: TenTec <tentec@contesting.com>
To: <tentec@contesting.com>
Date: Saturday, September 26, 1998 11:57 AM
Subject: [TenTec] QRP 40 Meter Kit (1340)

>I just completed the 1340 40 meter CW transceiver and it went together
>easily, and works fine, for the most part. But I do have three problems.
>I wonder if anyone else has run into these?
>1. The tuning range is 77 Khz. That makes for very, very touchy tuning.
>2. When the transmitter section is first keyed, the sidetone increases
>in amplitude after a couple of seconds. If it is keyed while sending CW,
>you can hear the jumping up and down in strength (not frequency).
>However, the R.F. output appears to be clean and stable.
>3. When the key is depressed, a click is heard on the sidetone. That
>makes for difficult high speed CW.
>Thanks and best 73,
>Jim, K5ROV
>James (Jim), Parsons, K5ROV USAF, Ret. 57 yrs a HAM
>k5rov@wcc.net  QCWA, NWQRP, Fists, ARRL
>JOHN 3:16
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