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[TenTec] Re: Titan amp problem....thanks for your input

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Subject: [TenTec] Re: Titan amp problem....thanks for your input
From: W0AH@aol.com (W0AH@aol.com)
Date: Sat, 2 Oct 1999 15:48:21 EDT
Ten Tec reflector,
<< Problem:  After 20 seconds or so the Titan input SWR increases to over 3:1 
from it's normal 1:1 SWR and afterwards is intermittant, sort of cycling, 
back and forth between a high SWR and a normal input SWR.  When my FT-1000 
exciter "sees" the high SWR, it, of course, drops the excitation power to 
practically nothing.   >>
Over half a dozen of you emailed me with suggestions.   Thank you.
     I replaced the fried R1 resistor in my Ten Tec bias board.  Same problem 
as before.  I ordered a new bias board from Ten Tec and installed it, 
actaually before I did the above.  Result:  A 20 amp fuse blew as soon as I 
turned the Titan on.
     Yesterday, I shipped the Titan RF deck, the PS without the transformer 
(Ten tec's suggestion), and the replacement bias board back to Ten Tec.   
      I asked them to fix the problem, provide any upgrades, and check the 
unit out thoroughly.   
      This is the second time I've returned the Titan to ten tec in three 
years.         I am seriously considering selling the it....any offers?
     Doug  W0AH   Colorado

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