Hi Jay -
I have one of those low thru-put 282 filters in my Paragon II. Greatly
appreciate your passing this info along. I have the capacitors here to
correct the problem and will do it.
Now and then a bit of really useful info comes along.....Thank you.
73 - Don - VE1BN
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From: "AJ4AY" <email@example.com>
To: "Ten Tec" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Saturday, July 29, 2006 1:53 PM
Subject: [TenTec] Filter Question
> I supposedly have in my possession, a TT282 filter that I have serious
> doubts about. When placed in My Corsair II, there is a considerable
> decrease in audio level when the filter is selected. Adjusting the tuning
> does not improve the audio level.
> I purchased another 282 filter and tested it in my Corsair and the
> difference between the 2 filters is night and day. The "good" filter
> no heard decrease in CW signal. In fact, it provides a very pleasant
> listening experience.
> What I have found is that there is a very pronounced difference in the
> capacitor values between the two 282 filters. If it is not a real pain,
> would someone check the capacitor values on their 282 filter. This is the
> capacitor info that I have:
> "GOOD" working 282 filter:
> "QUESTIONABLE" non-working 282 filter:
> What I find interesting is that the filter I have doubts about has 8025
> stamped on the top of on crystal and 282 stamped another. Looking at the
> solder joints on the bottom of the board, all appear to be original with
> repairs, mods, or fixes. I guess that variations in crystals from one run
> to another would require variations in capacitors to set the filter width.
> Does that mean that TT had to hand tinker with the filters for the
> and Omins??
> I will probably send the non-working filter to TT for repair. Thanks in
> advance for any help or suggestions.
> Mobile, AL
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