What does the amp show for output when driven into a Dummy Load?
I would run that test next, before I started buying new tubes/etc.
Spend some time doing a bit of troubleshooting to find the problem.
73 Billy, AA4NU
----- Original Message -----
From: "Jim Miller WB5OXQ" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Sunday, July 09, 2006 10:20 PM
Subject: [TenTec] Low output on Centruion after lightning
>I have a Centurion about 6 years old that has always made around 1200-1300
>watts on all hf bands except about 1000 on 10 meters. I recently had a
>lightning strike to my fiberglass dual band vhf uhf antenna on a different
>tower from my hf antennas and neither of my hf transceivers were damaged.
>I now find that I can only get about 700 watts on any band driving the amp
>with either transceiver. Could this have damaged the tubes? I don't mind
>a new pair of 3-500's if that will fix the problem. Should I buy the
>regular 3-500z tubes or the zg graphite models. Will I gain anything by
>using the graphite plate tubes? Any mods anyone can recommend that will
>improve the amp performance while I am in there? Suggestions please!
> Jim & Ella Miller
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