I saw your later post about the voltage of the caps. They should definitely
outlast the originals. Next time I have mine apart, I'll look to see what
TT put back in their place now that they know this is a common failure
point. I just got my radio on the table and turned on, and so far, so good.
All the settings were different, so whoever worked on it put it through the
Chief Technical Officer
Results Radio, LLC
----- Original Message -----
From: "Rick Williams" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
To: "TenTec List" <TenTec@contesting.com>
Sent: Thursday, August 30, 2007 4:16 PM
Subject: Re: [TenTec] Orion II back home
> Well done Ron and here's a little more irony.
> I received my Newark capacitors today. Total time to remove the Orion
> the rack, undo all the torx screws remove and replace the caps (C6, C7 and
> C9 from the power distribution board) and put it all back together was
> than an hour.
> The original caps were:
> 470 uF, 16 V, 85 C from CKRM
> Replaced with:
> 470 uF, 35 V, 105 C, Low ESR from Vishay (Newark part number 18C4716)
> There was no problem installing these - lots of room - and the lead
> was perfect. Preventative maintenance done!
> Website: http://www3.telus.net/ve7tk
> Subject: [TenTec] Orion II back home
> From: "Ron Castro"
> Date: Thu, 30 Aug 2007 15:03:05 -0700
> I just got word from the XYL that my repaired Orion II was just delivered
> the house. Ironically, my ACOM 2000A amplifier which had been sent back
> for a low voltage reading problem, arrived on the same truck!
> I'll be QRV for the 3-day weekend....
> Ron N6IE
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