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[TenTec] Pegasus: No Output

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Subject: [TenTec] Pegasus: No Output
From: mark@microenh.com (Mark Erbaugh)
Date: Tue Apr 22 00:17:06 2003

This is interesting. I have some questions that might help diagnose things.

1) Does the receiver work? Can you tune to a known frequency and hear what
you expect to hear (i.e. WWV at 10 or 15 MHz)? Does the SMeter move during
receive? Problems here might indicate a problem with the serial
communications between the Pegasus and the computer.

2) Does the ALC LED come on in TUNE mode?

3) Are you attempting to transmit outside of the ham bands?

4) What control software are you using? What operating system and how fast
is the computer?

5) Have you tried turning the keying loop on then back off and turning the
TX off and back on?


----- Original Message -----
From: <jeff@ke9v.com>
To: <tentec@contesting.com>
Sent: Monday, April 21, 2003 22:07 PM
Subject: [TenTec] Pegasus: No Output

> I picked up a used Pegasus from the factory a few weeks ago. When it
> arrived, I couldn't get any RF out of the unit. So I sent it back to
> the factory and just received a brand new unit to replace it. No RF
> output from this one either.
> The transmitter is enabled in the software (and the keying loop is not
> enabled). Using the tune button, or a hand key in CW the green RX
> light goes off and the red TX light comes on but there is not a bit of
> RF output to be found. The FWD meter selection indicates 0.
> Since this is the exact same behavior that I saw with the unit that I
> just sent back, it seems likely that the problem is operator error ...
> these are my third and now fourth Pegasus in the shack so I am not
> exactly a new user but surely I have forgotten something and am doing
> something wrong?
> Any ideas would be greatly appreciated.
> 73,
> --
> Jeff, Ke9v
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