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Re: [TenTec] TenTec Corsair II 561 or antenna issue

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Subject: Re: [TenTec] TenTec Corsair II 561 or antenna issue
From: "Dr. Gerald N. Johnson" <geraldj@storm.weather.net>
Reply-to: geraldj@storm.weather.net,Discussion of Ten-Tec Equipment <tentec@contesting.com>
Date: Tue, 04 Dec 2007 10:59:10 -0600
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On Tue, 2007-12-04 at 10:23 -0500, KB8OCA wrote:
> HI everyone,
> >From the title you can see I own a TenTec 561 Corsair II, and it has been 
> >working very well so far ... until this past Saturday evening.
> The TenTec is connected to a G5RV via a manual tuner, which all has been 
> working very well for me.
> The problem now is, that folks are saying my audio is all garbled to a point 
> where they can not understand one work I am saying. Also, when I key the 
> radio, the power meter immediately goes up mid scale, without me making any 
> sound what so ever.
> I then decided to work with my ALC control, speech processor and the drive 
> control, but that had very little effect. Even is my ALC is turned all the 
> way clockwise, speech processor is off, and drive is let's say at 0.5, I can 
> hear a beeping sound right away.
> Despite all of this, my SWR indication is correct, below 1.2 : 1
> I then disconnected the tuner and antenna, and connected a dummy load 
> directly to the radio.
> Now everything seems to be back to normal. I can adjust the radio the way I 
> expected it etc.
> >From that I assume I am having antenna problems, the thing that does not 
> >make any sense however is my SWR, which is perfect .....
> Do any of you have any ideas what might be happening here ?
> Like I said this started all of a sudden. It was working Saturday morning, 
> and by Saturday evening it was like described above. It was still the same on 
> Sunday, and yesterday as well, so something sure changed.
> Thanks for your help.
> 73,

As has been mentioned, check coax and microphone, specifically check for
broken shield connections.

73, Jerry, K0CQ

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