Caity, please read the email I sent in response to Bill Ames' comments re
I wanted to add that on the processor I describe in that email I have
always operated it on internal batteries in order to avoid any problems
with distortion caused by r-f feedback. My first efforts at processing
with an outboard unit were doomed because I tried to use an external
power supply. It saves a lot of messing about just to run things from
batteries. Typically my processor will run over a year on a single set of
Good luck and keep an eye on your output wattmeter while running the
processor. If you see much more than a four-times increase in average
power, you are probably running too much processing. I also recommend
constant monitoring of the r-f envelope of your transmitter output on a
72/73, George AMA 98452 R/C since 1964
Amateur Radio W5YR, in the 54th year and it just keeps getting better!
AutoPOWER Systems, Fairview, TX (30 mi NE Dallas) Collin County
QRP-L QRP-ARCI FISTS NORCAL ZOMBIE ARS 10-X 33.2 N 96.6 W EM13RE
Ken Simpson wrote:
> Hi Caity,
> One of the very important things to do with the 234 processor is to
> make certain that you get the 13 V DC to power it from the radio, and
> not from the power supply.
> This may sound stupid at first, but let me explain. Because of
> voltage drops through connector, and multiple grounds, the 234
> processor will likely end up has RF feedback problems if the power is
> obtained from the power supply. This was a fairly big problem when
> they were being sold new. At least 90% of the problems were cured by
> simply plugging into the13 V DC on the rig (this applies to any of the
> rigs -- not just the Argosy).
> There still are a few instances of RF feedback. This can be cured by
> running the 13 V DC through a toroid, to keep RF out, and making
> certain that well shielded cables are used.
> By the way, the 234 speech processor uses RF processing, and is MUCH
> better than the audio processors.
> Ken, W8EK
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