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[TenTec] Power supply overcurent

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Subject: [TenTec] Power supply overcurent
From: garygaud@vgernet.net (Gary Gaudette)
Date: Fri, 17 Aug 2001 21:07:56 +0000
I disagree with the statement that a magnetic circuit breaker is not
required with the OMNI V or VI. Many times in the 10 years or so that I
owned an OMNI V I tripped the one in my 961 P/S. Never had a bit of
damage to the rig so it must have done it's job.

In the 3 years that I have owned an OMNI VI I tripped it a half dozen
times or so. Again no damage to the rig.

I have a friend that is using a big Astron supply with his OMNI VI who
has gone through four sets of finals. I have suggested that the purchase
of a breaker might be a good idea.

Oh, my problems were all caused by operating at full power into antenna
systems with SWR's of over 3:1, I'm lazy at times and usually reduce
power vice tuning the transmatch when it is needed!

73, Gary, W1GG

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