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Re: [TenTec] Omni V question

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Subject: Re: [TenTec] Omni V question
From: "Tom Althoff" <althoff@verizon.net>
Reply-to: "\"Tom Althoff\" <althoff" <NOSPAM@contesting.com>, @verizon.net, tentec@contesting.com
Date: Fri, 22 Aug 2003 15:50:45 -0400
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Dave - I "smoked" my Omni-V after it had been sitting idle for about 3
years.  Don't know what caused it initially but the PC board under the
output transformer was charred black and stank.  It was conductive and
anything more than 10 watts of power it would smoke again.

What I did was unsolder the transformer (ferrite core) and took a Dremmel
grinder and ground away all the blank charred PC board between the 2 solder
pads.  Never again had a problem in the past 2 years.

Its a pain to get the RF section apart.. not easy un-plug and pull out

Your problem may be due to something completely different than mine..but the
symptoms sure are similar.

Tom K2TA
Greenwood Lake, NY

----- Original Message ----- 
From: <n1ix@att.net>
To: <tentec@contesting.com>
Sent: Friday, August 22, 2003 1:54 PM
Subject: [TenTec] Omni V question

> I wonder if someone could help me with an Omni V that has no power output.
> I only have a digital mulltimeter to do any troubleshooting.
> The ALC indicator is on until I move the power knob to about the center.
> The Ic meter indicates about 5 Amps at the same point.
> I have a wattmeter on the output which indicates 0 output.
> Also, has anyone had any luck getting the smoke smell out of a radio?
> juice?)
> This one smells like it has been in a fire. I'm getting a headache just
> near it.
> Dave N1IX
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